Research and Instructional Technology Librarian: Thurgood Marshall Law Library

Position: Research and Instructional Technology Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Baltimore, MD

The University of Maryland School of Law, Thurgood Marshall Law Library seeks a highly motivated, creative, entrepreneurial professional to serve as a Research and Instructional Technology Librarian.  The School of Law, located on the campus of the University of Maryland in Baltimore, is a vibrant institution with a commitment to innovative specialty programs, outstanding clinical legal education, and public service. 

Position Description:

The Research and Instructional Technology Librarian is responsible for promoting and supporting beneficial uses of technology among faculty, staff, and students; teaching classes on legal research; providing research and reference assistance; and supervising the Law Library’s instructional technology specialist. This is a faculty librarian position reporting to the Head of Research Services. The Research Services Department consists of four professional librarians, a managing research fellow, a research fellow, an instructional technology specialist, and a research services assistant. 

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, evaluate, implement, and promote instructional technologies that will support faculty, students, and staff, in their teaching, research, and scholarship.
  • Assist Law School faculty in the development and production of online, blended, and flipped courses.
  • Supervise and evaluate the work of the Library’s instructional technology specialist.
  • Administer, troubleshoot, and provide training in support of Blackboard, the Law School’s learning management system, and other instructional technologies.
  • Develop and provide in-house training and workshops for instructional technologies.
  • Design and produce research and instructional technology tutorials, guides, and videos.
  • Monitor and participate in campus technology initiatives and committees and serve on other committees or work groups as assigned.
  • Teach introductory and advanced legal research courses and workshops as assigned.
  • Work closely with faculty and students to provide reference and research assistance.
  • Participate in the Law Library’s liaison program. Work collaboratively with library faculty and staff to develop outreach activities to promote library programming, resources and services.
  • Participate in professional, campus, or consortial library activities.
  • Share responsibility for collection development and for staffing the User Services Desk.
  • Assist with other Research Services, Law Library, and instructional technology services, functions, and projects as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • J.D. and a master’s degree in library science, information science, instructional or educational technology, or a related field.
  • Experience with, or demonstrated capacity for expertise in the use of, educational technologies, digital tools and resources in multimedia design and production. 
  • Experience with technology tools related to teaching, learning, and libraries.
  • Ability to teach basic and advanced legal research and teach legal technology courses.
  • Working knowledge of legal materials and research strategies needed by law faculty and students.
  • Strong customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for promoting the information resources and emerging technologies of the twenty-first century to both faculty and students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years experience working in public services in an academic law library.
  • One or more years supervisory experience.
  • Experience using: learning management systems like Blackboard; content management systems like LibGuides; graphic design and video editing applications like Adobe Creative Cloud, Articulate 360, and Camtasia; and instructional technology applications like Poll Everywhere, Turning Point, and Procertas.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to work independently and collegially.
  • Strong service orientation and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multitask, set priorities, and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with course management systems, collaborative software, social networking, and other technologies used in academic environments.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.  

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 21, 2019. 

UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

Five Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Library Clerk (Preservation Technician)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities
This position is located in the Preservation Directorate of Library Services and can be used in Collections Conservation Section of the Binding and Collections Care Division and in any section of the Conservation Division. To assure long-term access to collections, the Library regularly labels, binds, repairs and provides custom protective enclosures for new acquisitions, at-risk materials, and fragile and damaged media in all formats. The incumbent works under the direction of the Head, Book Conservation Section, performs repairs, and constructs housing and protective enclosures for the Library’s collections.

Serves as a point of contact for most technical aspects involved in performing the preservation and maintenance of collection materials. Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for Library materials from the permanent research collections for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are inappropriate. Houses materials by hand using protective enclosures, such as folders, envelopes, sleeves, and polyester encapsulations.

Determines the appropriate boxes, archival boards, and other materials needed to construct housings for the collections.

Performs all levels of repair, such as tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; tightening hinges; repairing paper using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper; repairing spines; re-casing; and providing new covers.

When needed, conducts advanced treatments to collection materials, such as text block consolidating, board attaching, consolidating leather, and non-aqueous de-acidifying. Humidifies and flattens materials as appropriate and constructs pockets to house accompanying material. Performs a variety of chemical tests and analytical procedures to determine the stability of pigment, inks, or other media. Performs quality assurance on the full range of treatments performed in the Section.

Ensures that the equipment is in optimum working order. Coordinates equipment usage with mechanical repair to ensure optimum working level. Demonstrates troubleshooting techniques for malfunctioning equipment to others.

Maintains extensive records on the use of equipment and problems with equipment and reports all malfunctions. Equipment used may include board shears, guillotine cutter, book presses, computers, ultrasonic or heat welding equipment, fume hood, pressure and spray equipment for de-acidification preparation, sewing frames, or automated box-making machines.

Performs special searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic data in support of various preservation functions, to verify entry or call number, and to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole.

Determines and enters bibliographic information into the computer following established policies and guidelines.

Attends meetings and participates more actively in individual and group discussions. Demonstrates independence in being able to respond to questions of a more difficult nature from the custodial divisions. Prepares and delivers more detailed oral presentations. Also participates on Library committees such as the Library-wide disaster preparedness and response efforts.

Drafts letters that require original wording and translates information into terms understandable by others. Corresponds with others via e-mail, memoranda, and other documents related to the business of the division or section. Operates computer word processing applications. Prepares statistical reports and assists in compiling other special statistics or documents.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 062254.

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.

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Knowledge of preservation techniques for library collection materials.**
  • Ability to use computerized search tools, databases, and other computer applications.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and execute work within specified deadlines.**
  • Ability to operate and maintain specialized equipment.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian (Collection Development)
Location: Government Publishing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Selectee will work Shift-1 Monday- Friday and a tour of duty from 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

The mission of Library Services and Content Management is to administer a variety of GPO initiatives including the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Cataloging and Indexing Program (C&I), the International Exchange Services (IES), and the By-Law Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian (Collection Development), your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Leads efforts and engages in extensive outreach to Federal agency publishing officials to ensure that Federal agencies maintain an awareness of GPO’s and the FDLP’s mission in information dissemination.
  • Serves as subject matter expert on all issues related to discovery, acquisitions and collection development. Responds to complex questions related to collection development and provides advice on policy, procedure and practice to LSCM and GPO staff.
  • Provides guidance and direction to staff in applying collection development practices for the life-cycle processes for Federal information resources/publications in all of LSCM collections including FDsys/govinfo.gov, materials harvested or made available through the FDLP Electronic Collection, collections accessible through the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), material acquired for the Cataloging & Indexing (C&I), Program, and the distributed collections accessible through the FDLP.
  • Leads the Collection Development Working Group. The group is comprised of staff from Library Technical Services, the Preservation Librarian and staff working on the FDLP digital collections, LSCM Archival staff, and GPO Program, Strategy and Technology (PST) staff to coordinate the discovery and acquisitions of fugitive and historic in-scope content for all information dissemination programs.
  • Maintains, monitors, and modifies operating procedures, desk guides, and instructions and key documents related to collection development,such as GPO’s System of Online Action: Collection Development Plan and internal guidance such as LSCM’s Guidance G400.1, Guidelines for Acquiring Information Products for the FDLP and Cataloging and Indexing Programs: Basic Criteria.
  • Recommends collection development priorities and changes to collection development policy and procedure to the Chief, Library Technical Services and LSCM Management.
  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert for key tools related to collection development in LSCM; DSIMS (Depository Stem and Item Management System), FDLP eXchange and the acquisitions module of the Integrated Library System, Aleph 500. Works with the Systems staff in Projects and Systems, Supervisory Technical Services Librarians and others to coordinate the maintenance of data and handling of problems/issues with the various tools used in collection development work. Helps to coordinate the training of LSCM staff on the use of these tools.
  • Responsible for working with LSCM staff and GPO Public Relations Office to identify and acquire Federal information resources/publications materials to promote on a quarterly basis for inclusion into FDsys/govinfo.gov, and other miscellaneous resources, such as GovBook Talk blog.
  • Designs and independently executes a variety of short and long-term projects related to collection development for all LSCM programs.
  • Maintains active communication with Federal agency publishing officials to develop an expert knowledge of trends and practices in Federal agency publishing, including the use of emerging technologies for information dissemination.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library and Research Services Division, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library and Research Services Division. The incumbent will serve as the Division Director, providing the full range of leadership, policy guidance, expert advisory services to senior management officials and political appointees in the area of library and research services and providing reference, research, and technical services to all EOP components.

Responsibilities
As a Supervisory Librarian, GS-1410-15, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Promotes professional development and excellence in subordinates by guiding, coaching, mentoring, counseling, and disciplining subordinates as required.
  • Manages subordinate supervisors that are responsible for providing reference service, literature searches and bibliographies, utilizing both printed resources and on-line databases; circulation and inter-library loan services, professional journals and other bibliographic sources for announcements of significant new studies/reports.
  • Serves as the Principal Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer for developing and monitoring the execution of plans, policies, and procedures for the management of the Library and Research Services Division.
  • Directs the administration and management of all policy, standards development, and operation for the management of information and research resources and services in support of the agency requirements.
  • Oversees the selection of information resources in the subject areas related to economics, political science, U.S. government, law, public administration, international relations, business administration, and management.
  • Serves as the Principal Expert, for the development of comprehensive plans regarding information and research resources and library initiatives that are innovative, efficient and economical, and are essential to the accomplish the agency’s missions.
  • Represents the agency at a variety of meetings, conferences, inter-agency group meetings and various ad-hoc work groups presenting ideas, conclusions, and recommendations in an effective manner.
    Travel Required

Position: Library Technician NF-02
Location: Army Installation Management Command, Fort Myer, VA
Salary: $15 to $18.50 per hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is Local. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

This position is located at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH)

To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.) for professional and personal references on your resume.

Responsibilities

  • Provides technician support by performing a wide variety of direct services to the public
  • Registers patrons, charges/discharges materials, processes overdues and reserves, assists with interlibrary loans and reserves, shelves library materials, prepares displays, programs activities
  • Answers basic reference questions, and assists customers in locating materials; and/or provides technical services support in a variety of functions: basic/copy cataloging, ordering/receiving/processing and de-acquisitioning of library materials.
  • Assists in maintaining accountability records and in performing shelf inventories.
  • Performs simple maintenance on the library’s automated systems.
  • Incumbent may perform physical exertion such as long periods of standing, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, pushing of loaded trucks; and recurring lifting of heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.

Position: Librarian (LAW) – DE
Location: Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
Come work for the USPTO, we have been ranked as one of the best places to work in the federal government! The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Jobs Website.

Responsibilities
Office Overview
This position is located in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Office of the Solicitor. The Office of the Solicitor (SO) acts as legal counsel to the USPTO on intellectual property (IP) law matters and also works in collaboration with the Department of Commerce on interagency intellectual property law matters. The SO Law Library serves as a repository of resources on U.S. intellectual property law and provides professional librarian services in support of USPTO litigation and other mission-related research and information requirements.

The individual selected for this position will…

  • Provide professional librarian services to SO attorneys and other staff responsible for delivering timely and quality reference and research assistance, training, and information products and services to meet the needs of SO attorneys and to act as a liaison with other USPTO librarians.
  • Analyze research requests; independently devise appropriate search strategies; conduct in depth, highly specific information searches spanning a full range of information resources and interchanges; analyze and evaluate results, skillfully sorting out references which establish and support arguments; and prepare reports (with recommendations) on the results of research efforts.
  • Oversee research and information requests, and develops and maintains SO’s knowledge management website and database(s).
  • Evaluate the law library collection to determine materials needed, review collection for replacement of obsolete and worn materials, and recommend changes to collection policies and practices.
  • Develop library organizational goals, policies, and procedures, and ideas for program improvements. Evaluate library services and resources and assesses changing needs.
  • Teach research techniques to library customers, provide guidance on how to access information, and provide expert technical assistance on automated approaches to research problems.
  • Serves as a member of advisory committees and panels in support of the SO Library and other special projects.

Six Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Technical Services Specialist
Location: Miles & Stockbridge, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
The Technical Services Specialist supports the Director and entire department in maintaining the Firm’s print resource and online collection records. This individual should be organized and detail-oriented in order to successfully create and preserve adequate records for collection maintenance.

Job Responsibilities:
Primary

  • Orders and maintains library collection and related records, including those for attorney and firm-wide use.
  • Manage print and electronic periodical circulation, update labels and routing distribution lists.  Includes downloading and saving/filing digital issues and daily distribution of papers to each practice group floor in Baltimore.
  • Receive, open and sort daily mail and package deliveries. Record delivery and filing details for each specific resource into library management system and maintain accurate historical archives of this information.
  • Assist Director to complete employee departure and orientation checklists. Distribute and collect resources for new and departing Firm members.
  • Assist Director and research team with administrative tasks such as scanning, copying, billing/invoicing, filing and digital file maintenance.
  • Complete daily sweeps of all drop-off bins on each floor to collect materials for return; reshelf and shift materials as needed; communicate all replacement or acquisition recommendations.
  • Network internally with all firm colleagues in order to bolster department goals and objectives. Network externally by engaging in professional organizations in order to remain current in industry trends and developments.

Secondary

  • Assist Director with collection maintenance by performing periodic weeding, shifting and clean-up of print collection.
  • Perform basic legal research to support and assist with reference requests. Assist attorneys and firm colleagues with finding print materials.
  • Repair damaged materials or order replacements from vendors as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Service oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and good judgement.
  • Strong all-round knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to work and persevere under pressure.
  • General knowledge of major legal publishers and their products/platforms.
  • Familiarity with major Library/Information cataloging systems.
  • Knowledge of print and electronic legal and non-legal research resources
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.

Experience:

  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience working in a library setting; law firm experience preferred.
  • Master’s degree in Library Science preferred or enrollment in Library Science program, educational qualifications may be waived with commensurate experience.
  • Cataloging experience with Sydney Plus preferred

Contact Rachel Englander at renglander@MilesStockbridge.com for more information or to apply.

Position: Librarian (Metadata)
Location: Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch, Data Production Division, National Agricultural Library of the United States Department of Agriculture.
This position will be responsible for ensuring the cataloging and indexing agricultural and scientific information for online bibliographic databases as well as coordinating cooperative cataloging and data input projects with other institutions and various organizations of international, national, regional and local levels

Responsibilities

  • Designing, testing, and implementation of automated systems to aid staff in performing bibliographic control functions.
  • Creates metadata and classifies materials, primarily continuing resources, involving scientific and technical information related to the agricultural and biological sciences.
  • Responsible for overseeing the use of NAL library management system or Integrated Library System (ILS) in the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch.
  • Prepares a variety of special reports involving issues, activities, projects, operations, problems, etc of the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch.
  • Communicates with Librarians, scientist, computer specialist within NAL and other USDA divisions and Federal agencies to understand both the needs of the patrons and the trends and new directions in the cataloging world.

Position: Librarian (Collections Specialist) – Local History & Genealogy
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the History and Genealogy Section, Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 010703.

This position requires some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items.

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
The Humanities and Social Sciences Division plans and administers general reference and research services in the Local History and Genealogy, Main, and Microform Reading Rooms by providing assistance to researchers seeking solutions to research problems. Constituents include Congress, other government agencies, scholars and the general public. To facilitate such research, the Division’s specialists recommend the acquisition of print, microformat and computer file materials of research value in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, the Division has custodial responsibility for the Library’s growing holdings of microformat material, and computer file material, such as CD-ROMs, computer software and books with disks. The Division maintains reference collections for its reading rooms, bearing responsibility for the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of these collections.

Provide reference services in person, by telephone, electronic media, and formal correspondence; the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are found within the Library’s collection. Serves as both a generalist and subject specialist providing the Library’s constituents basic information and reference research services. Conducts a thorough reference interview, analyzes questions and requirements, and suggests search strategies. Is knowledgeable of the Library’s resources from the general, special and/or reference collections in all formats. Acquires knowledge of special catalogs and collections, areas of specialization of Library staff
members (language as well as subject), and printed, non-print, and electronic reference sources. Is knowledgeable about a wide of variety of sources including those of other libraries and organizations. Directs users to the proper specialists, resources, services, divisions, or reading rooms within the Library, or to other agencies or institutions. Utilizes knowledge of the general resources of other libraries and organizations. Participates on Division, Library and/or professional committees. Prepares statistics and reports. As assigned, acquires a knowledge of administrative functions which contribute to the effective operation of reference services. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Is assigned a subject specialty and is knowledgeable of the basic resources in assigned subject area. Develops knowledge of historical and current trends in subject area. With supervisor, identifies and completes training opportunities in subject area. Gains a knowledge of Division resources in subject area in all formats. Writes, compiles, or revises research materials. Monitors and reports on trends in scholarship and collection use. Prepares analytical bibliographies, guides, and studies, including electronic finding aids. Establishes collegial relationships with librarians and other specialists within and outside the Library and affiliates with scholarly and professional associations. Provides tours and other oral presentations for staff, research groups and visitors to the Division and the Library. May represent the Division at conferences and seminars and participate in planning interpretive programs.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments. Participates in developing the reference collections and the general collections as assigned, including materials in ail formats (print, microform and electronic). Selects and recommends appropriate titles and drafts requests for major purchases. Recommends replacement or claiming of missing materials, identifies the need for additional copies of titles in heavy demand and monitors approval plans as required. Surveys the Library’s holdings to familiarize him/herself with the Library’s collections. Solicits information on collection needs, evaluates the collection and recommends actions to alleviate deficiencies. Becomes knowledgeable of Division and Library acquisition and collection development procedures, policies and responsibilities. Exercises care to ensure that collection material is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage.

Activates and controls standardized computer system and peripheral equipment operations. Provides guidance and access to information resources, both inside the library and beyond the library, through databases, telecommunication networks, and cooperative arrangements. Troubleshoots and resolves problems encountered during searches.

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Knowledge of Genealogy and U.S. Local History.**
  • Ability to provide reference and research services related to Genealogy and U.S. Local History.**
  • Knowledge of information technology including integrated library systems and electronic resources.**
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Archivist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collections Access, Preservation and Analysis Section, Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 12470.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Analyzes and arranges bodies of records that may be somewhat disorganized. Studies the origin and nature of the materials and arranges them within appropriate organizational categories in accordance with standard archival theory and techniques and with procedures developed within the American Folklife Center. In cases where the original filing scheme is found to be impractical or undesirable for purposes of providing reference service, devises and recommends an arrangement that will indicate the origins of the records and provide for their most efficient and economical maintenance and use. Documents may be arranged in alphabetical, chronological, numeric, subject, or other order.

Independently establishes the necessary bibliographic controls over collected materials through the creation of inventories, guides, registers, lists, catalogs, automated databases, and other finding aids. The preparation of finding aids involves conducting background research in the records and other source materials and preparing biographical histories of the creators of the records; analyzing the records to determine the limits of series within the record group; preparing analytical descriptive statements regarding the subject matter content, location, volume and chronological span of the individual series; and supplying cross references to related sources of information. Information is obtained, analyzed, and organized using standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyses and organizes standard subject data in order to determine its relationship or relevance to the project-at-hand. Performs original cataloging on a variety of levels in machine-readable cataloging format where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Determines subject content and assigns to the catalog entry one of several subject headings. Develops and maintains expertise in using relevant technology in order to prepare and disseminate electronic finding aids, databases, and other online access aids.

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity to researchers where user needs are determined easily from interviews or written, telephone, or electronic media inquiries. Relevant results can be readily obtained through standard search strategies. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Conducts research and analysis in topics related to a specialized field and provides information in response to reference requests. Assists researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration, and advises them of relevant records in the Library’s collections. Assignments are non-repetitive, require search among several record groups to locate the information, and require evaluation of the information selected for its authenticity, completeness, significance, and relevance to the subject.

Participates in the development of conservation and preservation policies and contributes to the efforts of project staff and other Library personnel in the implementation of such policies. Coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of materials to be added to the collections. Recommends technical specifications for supplies, materials, and equipment used in labeling, marking, housing, or reformatting. Monitors the appropriate transportation of project collections, internally and externally, to reduce excessive materials handling and ergonomic impact, ensure security, and protect library materials from unnecessary damage.

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. Communicates with donors, creators, producers, and members of the participating public regarding the use and distribution of unpublished archival materials, and secures information necessary to process and catalog the collections. Shares resources and information with colleagues and constituents.

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Knowledge of 20th and 21st century U.S. military history research sources used for processing and describing archival materials.
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of archival work, including analysis, organization, and description of archival multi-formatted material.**
  • Ability to perform preservation duties.**
  • Knowledge of reference and research services.
  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships and provide liaison services.
  • Knowledge of digital curation and descriptive tools, information technologies and integrated library systems to support archival functions.**
  • Ability to adapt in a fast paced and demanding work environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Library & Information Specialist
Location: International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Job Summary:
The Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Knowledge Management Specialist to assist with metadata curation and library subscription management. The candidate will work with OCLC software services, such as WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, Acquisitions, and CONTENTdm. The successful candidate will have a strong attention to detail and be comfortable in a highly culturally diverse work environment. This is a one-year renewable position based in Washington, DC.

Essential Duties:
Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging for research outputs
  • Curate metadata in institutional repository and other databases/portals
  • Assign keywords using controlled vocabularies derived from thesauri (AGROVOC, CABI, and others)
  • Liaise with publishers to maintain IFPRI’s institutional subscriptions and renewals
  • Provide research support through Inter Library Loans (ILL) and literature reviews
  • Manage and track the use of print resources using WorldShare Circulation
  • Manage administrative tasks such as invoices and expense reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus five years of professional experience or MLIS/MIS or other Information Science degree from accredited university and three years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in library cataloging and understanding of emerging trends in the field
  • Familiarity with metadata common standards and common technologies used in the field such as: Dublin Core, MODS, XML, OAI-PMH, etc
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively within a multi-cultural team environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work responsibly with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to details
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with web content management systems like Drupal and other Content Management Systems
  • Experience writing scripts using common languages like Python, Perl, and others
  • Experience working with international and national organizations

Position: Technical Services Manager
Location: Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the AALL Career Center.

Steptoe, an Am100 law firm, is seeking an experienced Library Technical Services Manager for its Research & Information Services Department to be resident in its Washington, DC office. The Technical Services Manager will join a highly collegial team of information professionals who provide research and analysis, electronic and knowledge management services, competitive intelligence, and traditional library services to all firm offices. We are seeking a librarian with exceptional organizational and communication skills, excellent attention to detail, comfort working under tight deadlines, a strong public services orientation, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

This position is responsible for the following:

  • Acquiring print and electronic materials
  • Cataloging and classifying materials for all firm locations
  • Managing the firm’s integrated online library system
  • Overseeing and maintaining the library collection, including materials stored in central and remote locations
  • Supervising library assistants
  • Supporting the firm’s interlibrary loan and document delivery team
  • Coordinating with other department managers to help set and implement policies and goals

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program with at least one cataloging course
  • Three or more years of technical services experience in a law or special library including acquisitions, serials control and MARC copy cataloging
  • Experience with day-to-day management of integrated online library systems (ideally EOS.Web)
  • Deep knowledge of legal publishing and experience coordinating vendor agreements
  • Excellent web-searching skills
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
  • Experience supervising paraprofessionals

To apply, please click on the following link:

https://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=19&FilterJobID=274

If you require assistance or accommodation to use our online tools to search and/or apply for jobs, please contact the local office recruiting contact or Steptoe Careers, or (202) 828-3613 and we will be happy to work with you.

We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.

Five Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The successful candidate will serve as the Chief of the Public Services Division, Division of Library Operations, National Library of Medicine.

The Public Services Division is responsible for providing access to, maintaining, digitizing, and preserving material in the NLM collection. In addition, PSD staff develop and maintain MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus Connect, consumer health information resources available on the NLM website.

For more information: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/psd/psdhome.html

Responsibilities

  • Manages the operations of the Division including formulating, establishing and interpreting policies; developing, analyzing and reviewing programs; developing and implementing operational plans; developing budgetary and staffing requirements .
  • Serves as an authority and spokesperson on NLM’s services and resources for health professionals, researchers, librarians and the general public.
  • Directs Division development, improvement and overall management of Web based systems.
  • Leads a team of Division managers including the Deputy Chief and three Section Heads: Collection Access Section, Preservation and Collection Management Section, and Reference and Web Services Section.

Position: Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $57,510 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This is a full-time position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

Closing Date: Friday, 08/23/2019, 11:59 PM EDT

Responsibilities
The Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian is responsible for planning and establishing policies and procedures for the management of all subscribed electronic resources in the Library, managing all processes related to serials control for both print and electronic materials, and coordinating the binding of all materials and facilitating the receipt of loose-leaf materials. Responsible for planning and establishing policies and procedures for the receipt and distribution of all library material to the Court, and supports the discovery of electronic resources through the online catalog and the Library’s virtual library presence. Independently provides operations support and access trouble-shooting for subscription-based products. Identifies and implements efficiencies that will improve access and workflows for electronic resources and serials. Directly supervises the work of the Serials/Receiving Technician.

Qualifications
Experience/knowledge of serials practices and with electronic resources in a library environment required. Demonstrated experience with library serial receiving procedures both manual and online. Familiarity with standard library binding practices and procedures. Prior experience with complex integrated library systems, including online catalog, serials binding and circulation subsystems. Familiarity with basic library budget procedures. Knowledge of MARC, BibFrame, KBART and serial record standards. Ability to effectively organize and prioritize time to resolve multiple electronic access challenges. Supervisory experience preferred.

Education
M.L.S. degree from an ALA accredited institution, with at least two years of law library experience required.

Position: Librarian (Law/Reference/Online Research)
Location: Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, the largest tax law firm in the country, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America’s taxpayers fairly and with integrity by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the internal revenue laws and the highest quality legal advice and representation for the Internal Revenue Service.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian (Law/Reference/Online Research), you will:

  • Participates in developing policies, plans, and objectives relating to research services with an emphasis on the use of online and other automated research systems. Helps establish and implement policies and procedures for use of online services.
  • Provides circulation and interlibrary loan services. Assists with using library facilities. Administers user ID access for online resources.
  • Performs complex literature searches, using print and online databases, which require systematic, comprehensive, and exhaustive searches for legal and non-legal information.
  • Monitors and tracks federal legislative activity of interest to the IRS. Utilizes online resources, and ensures comprehensive and timely tracking. Keeps key decision makers informed of legislative developments.
  • Provides comprehensive reference, research to legal personnel. Answering a wide range of reference questions relating to law, taxation, business, accounting, social security, government contracts, disclosure, and matters impacting federal employees. Includes handling complex regulatory and legislative research requests.
  • Provides expert witness research and vetting services for library clientele.
  • Provides training and detailed instructions to clientele on available library resources including search strategies for both print and online resources.
  • In connection with special research projects, incumbent establishes and monitors selective dissemination of information (SDI) searches to keep key clients abreast of developments, including articles, and publications in their special areas of interest.
  • Serves as the Library’s representative on key committees, task forces, and project teams.

Please note this list of duties is not all inclusive.

Position: Acquisition and Metadata Librarian
Location: Catholic University, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Overview
Performs and manages all aspects of the acquisition and receipt of print and electronic library resources. Performs and manages the creation, maintenance and enrichment of metadata representing the University Libraries digital, physical and virtual collections of resources.

Responsibilities
Manage the work of the acquisitions staff, developing and implementing procedures and workflows as needed. Plan and implement new initiatives that will improve service and efficiency. Oversee order placement, copy cataloging, invoicing, and receipt and claiming for all formats of library material: print, electronic and audiovisual. Monitor service contracts and license agreements. Serve as a contact with the University Purchasing and Accounts Payable departments. Track expenditures, vendor payments, encumbrances, and status of orders.

Perform original and complex copy cataloging for print and non-print materials including classifying library material using Library of Congress classification. Work collaboratively with other units to develop, implement and evaluate procedures, standards and workflows relating to cataloging and metadata creation.

Participates, as a professional member in the University Libraries with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning, including: involvement in committees and special ad hoc projects; establishment and maintenance of communication with faculty and patrons in other areas of the university; provision of information and access to information resources; and contribution to the library profession and engagement in professional development activities. Manage variety of tasks in response to shifting priorities and changing constraints.

Qualifications
American Library Association Accredited MLS, MSLIS or recognized equivalent.

A minimum of three (3) years of substantial professional experience in acquisition of library materials in print and electronic formats in an academic library. Experience with materials published in a variety of formats. Experience with an integrated online library system and major bibliographic utility (OCLC). Experience with complex acquisitions of library materials.

Knowledge of current trends and new developments in library technical services. Working knowledge of cataloging practice and standards including MARC and RDA. Knowledge of core skills, including e-resources and management, automated bibliographic systems, serials control and approval plans.

Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions. Expertise with web resources and standard office software, including competence in bibliographic and acquisitions data management. Knowledge of new library management systems, preferably Alma. Basic understanding of licensing and copyright issues.

Ability to lead change and foster innovation. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills. Some supervisory experience preferred.

Position: Committee Archivist
Location: US Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is seeking a detail-oriented, organized Archivist for the Committee.  Responsibilities include overseeing the archiving and management of Committee records, and the maintenance of relevant archiving policies and procedures. The Committee Archivist will survey records management practices, recommend and implement improvements, work with staff to maintain textual and electronic records in an appropriate manner, ascertain and ensure the completeness of legislative, oversight, and nominations documentation, prepare inventories of archival transfers, and serve as liaison with the Senate Archivist in transferring records to the Archives and in retrieving records from the Archives. Required professional credentials include a graduate degree in American history or archival/library management, or specialized training at an archival institute.  Experience on Capitol Hill or with the political process is highly desirable, as well as knowledge of the historic role of the Senate Judiciary Committee in executive and judicial nominations, executive branch oversight, and legislative issues. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@feinstein.senate.gov and include “Committee Archivist” in the subject line.

  • Job Title: COMMITTEE ARCHIVIST
  • Reference Number: 225206
  • Posting Date: 07/15/2019

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Administrative Librarian (Manuscript Division Chief)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $127,914 to $192,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

The position description number for this position is 386178.

This position has no promotion potential.

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

The incumbent of this position may work a flexitime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

The Chief of the Manuscript Division (MSS) serves as the Library’s primary expert responsible for the preservation, security, and service of the manuscript and archival collections under its purview to meet the needs of government officials, scholars, and others who request information or require access to those collections and services. Under the Chief’s general direction, the Manuscript Division is responsible for the acquisition program, custody, and effective use of one of the foremost manuscript repositories in the United States.

The Chief of the Manuscript Division receives general policy guidance from the Director, Special Collections Directorate (SCD), but has primary managerial and professional responsibility for the growth and direction of public and scholarly research and reference services. The Chief plays a key role in establishing a positive image for the Library and its collections, as well as its service to Congress, scholars and researchers, and its role as the National Library.

Exercises overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and critical Library of Congress programs and operations. Responsible for directing and managing the Manuscript Division to efficiently accomplish specified goals and objectives outlined in the Library’s strategic plan. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and takes actions to initiate, modify, or cancel projects in accord with the service unit’s directional plan and performance budget.

Provides professional, technical and administrative direction for all activities of the Manuscript Division. In collaboration with the Assistant Chief, Sections Heads and Administrative Staff, plans, develops, and directs the acquisitions, processing, custodial, reference, bibliographic, research, and product production activities of the Division. Coordinates with subordinate supervisors to plan budgets, programs, policies and procedures for the Division.

Administers the Division’s reference, processing, managerial, and administrative staff to accomplish program goals and objectives; directs the Division’s annual budget process and manages budget execution, for appropriated, gift and trust funds; and represents the Division at professional and management meetings. Plans the annual program and activities within the Library Services budget, and establishes short and long range goals and objectives. Determines research and collection development projects for staff, ensuring that analog and digital collections are relevant to researcher needs and that they are served in a timely and efficient manner. Coordinates the Division’s security, preservation, and collection and space management programs in collaboration with appropriate management and staff in the Division and officials throughout the Library. Coordinates with other government agency officials and institutions interested in collaborative projects and inter agency agreements. Determines digitization project priorities through consultation with other Library managers. Develops and recommends policy encompassing the use of materials in the Division’s custody, and the provision of reference and research service to meet the needs of scholars, publishers, and other research communities.

As the Division’s principal recommending officer, supervises recommendations for acquisition by staff specialists and makes recommendations in special fields of personal competence. Directs and encourages growth and maintenance of the Division’s collections and facilitates and increases their use and access nationally and internationally. Serves as a senior information specialist in one or more of the subject areas of the Manuscript Division, with responsibility for establishing and developing collections and services under the purview of the Division, including assessing external collections for possible acquisition; soliciting donations from private collectors and creators with historically important materials which would enhance Library’s collections; and the conversion of materials on deposit to gifts.

Performs the full range of human resource management functions related to directly and indirectly supervised staff. Sets and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff and oversees performance management principles in accord with Library regulations, procedures and collective bargaining agreements.

Develops, conceives, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs. Translates new legislation and/or Library strategic goals into program goals, actions, and policies, interpreting the impact of a new legislative or strategic planning requirements on agency programs. Is recognized as an agency authority in formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on the Library, as well as the subject fields under the purview of the Manuscript Division.

Qualifications

Security clearance: Individual must meet eligibility requirements for a Top Secret security clearance based on single scope background investigation.

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

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

Ability to direct the acquisition, organization, and preservation of archival and library collections of manuscripts and mixed materials.** The successful candidate has the ability to direct the acquisition, organization and preservation of manuscript and mixed materials by ensuring that collections are developed to serve the constituents of a library and that those constituents are provided the best possible research and referral services. This includes 1) collaborating with a variety of individuals to build and select collections, 2) assuring the arrangement and description of collections; 3) fostering scholarly research in archival and library collections, 4) creating programs to share collections with individuals and groups, and 5) ensuring the security of the collections.

Ability to provide program oversight and administrative management to agency programs and operations.** The successful candidate has the ability to provide a wide range of managerial, analytical, technical, and advisory functions related to the administrative programs within the division. This included the following: 1) provided oversight for human resources, finance, information technology, facilities management and other services, 2) oversaw and guided short- and long-term strategic planning initiatives, 3) accomplished strategic and organizational goals by ensuring the effective interaction and integration of processes, 4) delegated and managed financial operations, 5) provided operational services in support of workforce planning goals, 6) managed effective and efficient administration of facilities requirements, 7) set performance expectations, 8) provided advice, counsel and training to staff, 9) developed policies and guidelines affecting agency programs, and 10) directed, monitored and participated in outreach initiatives.

Ability to lead people and manage a diverse workforce.** The successful candidate has the ability to lead people to meet an organization’s vision, mission, and strategic goals, including ongoing improvements in customer services. Provided an inclusive workplace that fostered the development of others, facilitated cooperation and teamwork, and supported constructive resolution of differing opinions by using innovative approaches and future-oriented thinking. Performed human resources management functions such as 1) managed the budget and personnel planning; 2) established performance expectations for supervisors and staff; 3) provided formal and informal performance feedback and evaluated staff; and 4) promoted the goals of equal employment opportunity and ensured the office was free of discriminatory employment practices.

Knowledge of current research trends and resources related to American history and culture.** The successful candidate has knowledge of American history and culture to manage functions and carry out library, archive, or historical programs.

Ability to lead and inspire change. The successful candidate has the ability to lead tasks and people effectively and inspired change in developing and implementing agency values, principles, and direction. This included the ability to promote ideas with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness; resolve contentious situations; solicit and consider others’ opinions; gain support and commitment from others; motivate and inspire others; and promote a culture of change and growth.

Ability to communicate in writing. The successful candidate has the ability to communicate complex and specialized issues in writing through 1) policies and procedures, 2) strategic planning and forecasting documents, 3) performance management documents, 4) program proposals, 5) analysis/reports, 6) project plans, 7) budget documentation, 8) annual reports, 9) statements of work, and 10) policies and guidelines. This included targeting the amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of the information to the needs of the receiver/audience.

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

Position: Acquisition & Metadata Librarian
Location: Catholic University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Performs and manages the creation, maintenance and enrichment of metadata representing the University Libraries digital, physical and virtual collections of resources.

Manage the work of the acquisitions staff, developing and implementing procedures and workflows as needed. Plan and implement new initiatives that will improve service and efficiency. Oversee order placement, copy cataloging, invoicing, and receipt and claiming for all formats of library material: print, electronic and audiovisual

Perform original and complex copy cataloging for print and non-print materials including classifying library material using Library of Congress classification

Work collaboratively with other units to develop, implement and evaluate procedures, standards and workflows relating to cataloging and metadata creation.

Participates, as a professional member in the University Libraries with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning, including: involvement in committees and special ad hoc projects; establishment and maintenance of communication with faculty and patrons in other areas of the university; provision of information and access to information resources; and contribution to the library profession and engagement in professional development activities. Manage variety of tasks in response to shifting priorities and changing constraints.

Requirements
American Library Association Accredited MLS, MSLIS or recognized equivalent.

A minimum of three (3) years of substantial professional experience in acquisition of library materials in print and electronic formats in an academic library. Experience with materials published in a variety of formats. Experience with an integrated online library system and major bibliographic utility (OCLC). Experience with complex acquisitions of library materials.

Knowledge of current trends and new developments in library technical services. Working knowledge of cataloging practice and standards including MARC and RDA. Knowledge of core skills, including e-resources and management, automated bibliographic systems, serials control and approval plans.

Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions.

Expertise with web resources and standard office software, including competence in bibliographic and acquisitions data management.

Knowledge of new library management systems, preferably Alma.

Basic understanding of licensing and copyright issues.

Position: Sr. Technical Research Services Librarian
Location: AARP, Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on the CUA SLIS blog.

Summary

The Sr. Technical Research Services Librarian position is a hybrid between technical and reference services. It will be an integral part of the AARP Library and Strategic Services (L&SS) team, providing critical technical services management, including the selection, acquisition, access and maintenance of print and digital information resources as well as research and reference services across the organization. This position will provide actionable research deliverables on issues of strategic importance to the Association and will take a key role in the implementation, launch and maintenance of a variety of innovative services including OverDrive, Virtual Reality (VR), and other emerging technologies.

This position reports directly to the Director of Library & Strategic Services.

Responsibilities

  • Manages all aspect of technical services within the Library
  • Oversees scheduling and general daily operations at the Library Reference desk
  • Provides reference service at the Library Reference desk as required
  • Supervises or performs cataloging and classification of all materials; provides accurate bibliographic authority, item description, and classification of materials by creating and maintaining MARC records in the ILS (EOS.Web)
  • Leads the selection and acquisition of materials for the Library’s collections (books, journals – print and digital, databases and equipment)
  • Leads in implementing, marketing and providing training on the use of new technologies including OverDrive and Virtual Reality
  • Leads in providing  in-person and virtual orientations and trainings to Staff
  • Manages and provides secondary research and synthesis with key insights on projects with broad Association impact
  • Prepares and delivers presentations, summaries, reports, and graphics to internal clients
  • Contributes to the Library’s marketing and promotional activities across the enterprise
  • Contributes and serves as lead in the management, design, maintenance of metadata and Knowledge Management (KM) solutions
  • Manages vendor relations and negotiates contracts as required
  • Manages the inter-library loan (ILL) and Copyright processes
  • Participates in long-range planning process for the library, including recommending changes or improvements and developing new types of policies,  services and operations
  • Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields

Requirements

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution and a minimum of five (5) years related experience
  • The ideal candidate may be a solo librarian who is well rounded in both technical and reference services
  • Knowledge of current best practices in technical  and reference services, metrics/analytics is required
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, and ability to adapt to changing priorities and tight timeframes, with a high degree of comfort working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess strong analytical, detail-oriented, organizational, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles, practices, Knowledge Management Systems, and Integrated Library Systems (knowledge of EOS is a plus)
  • Knowledge of OverDrive and other innovative library technologies is strongly preferred
  • Experience with taxonomy development, database structure  is required
  • Knowledge of SharePoint is a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search technologies, databases (EBSCOhost, LexisNexis) and concrete, advanced information retrieval techniques
  • Demonstrated familiarity and comfort with public speaking and/or bibliographic instruction
  • Enthusiastic commitment to customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively

Benefits Offered

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.

Seven Positions: Washington DC & Northern Virginia

Position: Empirical Research Services Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Law Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Georgetown Law Library seeks an energetic, self-driven Empirical Research Services Librarian who is detail-oriented, committed to quality, and able to adapt to an evolving environment. With a dynamic staff of over 50 people, the Law Library welcomes and encourages initiative. Collaboration across departments is the norm, leadership and growth opportunities abound, and learning never ends.

The Empirical Research Services Librarian, a newly created position within the Law Library, is a member of a diverse reference and research services staff of 15 librarians. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Research Services, this position participates in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of the library’s research services that support the research needs of the law center, focusing on the individual scholarly and education pursuits of the law faculty and administration. The incumbent’s duties include but are not limited to:

Research Services

  • Meets requests of faculty or administrators for research support, negotiating completion dates and coordinating project accomplishment by assigning to student employees or completing personally.
  • Analyzes and evaluates legal and interdisciplinary materials, synthesizes factual findings, and composes memoranda to faculty to communicate research results.
  • Provides empirical research support, including developing research designs, acquiring data sets, and performing statistical analysis.
  • Works with department’s document delivery service, troubleshooting problems when they arise, and personally performing document delivery tasks as appropriate.
  • Works with other members of the library liaison program to manage completion of research projects received through the liaison program.

Management of Research Services Students

  • Along with other departmental librarians, coordinates and oversees team of student research assistants for assistance with projects.
  • Provides advanced student assistance with statistical, econometric, or other data.
  • Reviews work product and provides constructive feedback on methodologies and strategies.
  • Supervises students who may be at the graduate level and would be working with statistical software or programs.
  • Upon request, incumbent may supervise other members of the library research services staff.

Faculty Liaison

  • Serves as the primary point of library contact for designated faculty members and is responsible for meeting regularly with them to assess their research and scholarship needs.
  • Understands designated faculty members’ areas of teaching and scholarship, and develops proactive services, as desired, for these faculty members.
  • Responds effectively to specialized research requests from faculty.
  • Provides advanced and refresher online training sessions to faculty members.

Training of Research Assistants and Others

  • Participates in developing and administering a thorough research training program for students employed as research assistants, focusing on departmental policies and procedures, advanced research techniques, legal reference bibliography, online database skills, research methodology, and topical research instruction.
  • Provides training when required to library colleagues or faculty personal research assistants in specialized statistical and econometric software.
  • Identifies additional training opportunities to meet empirical research needs.

Reference and Collection Development

  • Provides reference and research assistance through scheduled reference desk rotations and assigned consultations for students.
  • Shares knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods including international, foreign, and comparative law.
  • May provide service on scheduled evenings and weekends as well as during normal business hours.
  • Within assigned subject areas, selects materials for the collection and assesses the collection quality, making decisions on the addition, transfer, withdrawal, or preservation of individual titles.
  • Contributes to collection development policies by participating in relevant meetings and trainings.

Professional Activities & Institutional Advancement

  • Participates in activities of the law library, law center, university, and professional associations by serving as a committee member or volunteer.
  • Through work and actions, advances library goals and values as articulated in library planning documents and values statement.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability working with statistics or using software for statistical and spatial data analysis (GIS).
  • Adept at navigating and utilizing online and network-based information systems.
  • Expert knowledge of database tools to provide patrons with reports and information as requested, including using queries and scripting tools to display reports in web interfaces.
  • Aptitude in locating locally and externally available datasets and statistical materials.
  • Excellent communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent) or a Master’s degree in Economics or Statistics.
  • One to three years of professional experience in a law or academic library.
  • Empirical research and quantitative data analysis experience, including with econometrics and statistical software

The Empirical Research Services Librarian holds an Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Librarians are encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life.

Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package to help provide employees with work-life balance, including child care through professional, licensed on-site day care; tuition assistance for employees and their dependent children; and retirement savings in which the university contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://careers.georgetown.edu) by using Job Number JR06742 or via this link. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references (submission of a single document is preferred). Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable.

Priority will be given to applications received by July 3, 2019.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Law Library, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Georgetown Law Library seeks an energetic, self-driven Reference Librarian who is highly service- oriented and able to adapt to an evolving environment. With a dynamic staff of over 50 people, the Law Library welcomes and encourages initiative. Collaboration across departments is the norm, leadership and growth opportunities abound, and learning never ends.

The Reference Librarian is a member of a diverse reference and research services staff of 15 librarians from different professional backgrounds and with wide ranging interests and areas of expertise. The Reference Librarian provides extensive legal reference services in a fast-paced, dynamic environment by participating in the reference desk rotation, conducting individual research consultations, writing research guides, and participating in instructional programs. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reference, the Reference Librarian has duties that include but are not limited to:

Reference Service

  • Participates in the reference desk rotation (including evenings, weekends, and some holidays), and meets individually with students to advise them on research sources and strategies.

Instruction & Communication
     Actively involved in the teaching of legal research skills and online searching techniques to first- year students in the Legal Research and Writing program.
     Designs, develops, and teaches specialized legal research classes to upper-class students.
     Conducts research in appropriate disciplines to prepare for classes on specific topics (e.g., environmental law, health law, or tax law) and identifies key materials in the subject area.

Faculty Services
     Serves as the primary point of library contact for designated faculty members and is responsible for meeting regularly with them to assess their research and scholarship needs.
     Understands designated faculty members’ areas of teaching and scholarship, and develops proactive services, as desired, for these faculty members.
     In coordination with the Head of Library Research Services and the Head of Reference, responds effectively to specialized research requests from faculty, and, as appropriate, works with the Head of Library Research Services to assign faculty research projects to the Library Research Services Department’s students and staff.
     Provides advanced and refresher online training sessions to faculty members.
     Collaborates with others in the library to develop marketing and outreach initiatives to introduce and educate faculty about library services.

Selection
     Develops the library’s collection in assigned subject areas.
     Selects materials for the collection and assesses the quality of the collections, making decisions on the addition, transfer, withdrawal, or preservation of individual titles.
     Contributes to the library’s collection development policies by participating in relevant meetings and trainings.

Other Presentations and Tours
Develops, plans, and/or teaches programs on various aspects of legal research to specialized groups outside the library’s primary patrons and conducts tours of the library for visitors.

Professional Activities
Participates as a member of Library and Law Center committees, as well as in activities of professional associations (both library- and law-related).

Institutional Advancement
Through work and actions, advances library goals and values as articulated in library planning documents and values statement.

Requirements
     J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent.
     Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent.
     Expert knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods.
     Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases.
     Awareness of current trends in legal research, library automation, and library instructional programs.
     Excellent communications skills.
     Availability and willingness to work as scheduled during normal business hours, evening hours, weekend hours, and holiday hours.

Preferred Qualifications
     One to three years of professional experience in a law or academic library.
     Experience with teaching legal research.

The Reference Librarian position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Reference Librarians are encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life.

Reference Librarians hold Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointments. Entry-level applicants are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package to help provide employees with work-life balance, including child care through professional, licensed on-site day care; tuition assistance for employees and their dependent children; and retirement savings in which the university contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://careers.georgetown.edu) by using Job Number JR06733 or via this link. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references (submission of a single document is preferred). Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

The start date is negotiable. Priority will be given to applications received by June 26, 2019.

Position: Research Content Librarian
Location: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct complex legal and non-legal research including, interlibrary loan and news alerts across a wide range of practice areas
  • Familiarity with the firm’s broad portfolio of content such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Securities Mosaic, Law360, Bloomber BNA, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, Capital IQ and Newsdesk
  • Conduct current awareness content distribution in support of attorney electronic alerts utilizing the firm’s news aggregator Newsdesk
  • Participate in learning programs and orientation cycles for Summer and Fall Associates
  • Work closely with the Acquisitions and Content Librarian on a daily basis during resource constraints and absences

Qualifications
Required:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • Two to three years of experience as a researcher with a law firm or academic or public library
  • Service oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and executive presence
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with a dispersed team

Preferred:

  • Experience working across a matrixed organization

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Position: Research Analyst
Location: Arnold & Porter, Washington DC; Silicon Valley, CA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Analyst. The incumbent will be responsible for covering west coast hours (9:00 am. – 6:00 p.m. PT/ 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET Monday-Friday) and can be located in any of the following offices:  Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York or DC.

Our Research Analysts work as part of an energetic, creative and service oriented team, responding to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel located firm-wide and supporting designated practice and industry groups.  Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, collection development and other department activities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  
• Collaborating with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to perform legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
• Working with designated practice and industry groups to promote and raise awareness of research tools and services by offering targeted research and curated reports, orientations and training, and assistance with collection development by evaluating products and recommending changes.
• Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests, monitoring output and summarizing results.
• Contributing to the development of content for the intranet.

Qualifications:
• MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
• Two plus years recent, professional level legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
• Demonstrated ability to make cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, LexisAdvance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer and Bloomberg BNA.
• Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
• Strong customer service orientation.
• Able to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
• Able to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Apply online:  https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities 

Position: Head of Content Acquisitions and Management
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST.

The Head of Content Acquisitions and Management oversees the department which encompasses activities relating to the acquisition or licensing of information resources for law library collections and the maintenance of the collection. It is responsible for law library functions relating to ordering and acquisition of new print, electronic, other non-print, and archival material; processing and claiming of serial publications in all formats; vendor relations; compilation and reporting of acquisitions, serials, and other collection statistics. This position reports to the Law Library Deputy Director.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies
  • Two years of supervisory and/or management experience
  • Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets, databases, and other technology tools
  • Strong capability in performance and management of detail-oriented tasks
  • Experience working with codes and data in an integrated library system
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience with Alma preferred

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply for this position, please submit an application via the Georgetown University Human Resources Joblist website and include a cover letter to the attention of Carole Prietto, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Preferably these documents should be combined into a single PDF.

To ensure full consideration please submit your application by Friday, July 5, 2019.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Carole Prietto at cap166@law.georgetown.edu

Position: Data and Publications Librarian (Senior Analyst)
Location: Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST.

Background: The Information Services Unit (ISU) within the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Sector (KIC) is currently looking for a dynamic and motivated information system professional who values innovation and knowledge. In this role, you will help us make a difference in the development of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The team’s mission: ISU oversees the management of the Felipe Herrera library where our employees can develop excellent innovation and collaboration skills as well as expand our perspective of user-oriented service.
What you will do:
Management of publications:
  • You will support the effective monitoring of technical quality control processes for the publication of research reports and sectoral data in the Publications’ page (https://publications.iadb.org/) and Data (https://data.iadb.org/) of the IDB, advising on aspects such as metadata quality, use of taxonomies, etc. Advise the authors and institutional managers about our internal regulations, as well as the best practices of the publishing industry for the effective dissemination of their knowledge products.
  • You will analyze and continuously update existing technologies for the storage, curation and dissemination of data and sectoral datasets, including metadata healing and data exchange practices.
  • You will work as a team with sector and/or embedded librarians and with the dissemination and semantic web team on the use of specialized techniques for the visibility of knowledge on the Internet, such as search engine optimization (SEO).
Specialized information services:
  • You will provide superior embedded librarian services for your respective portfolio, maintaining library products, making sure that your clients’ needs of the clients are met.
  • You will disseminate state of the art external knowledge to sector specialists through LibGuides information portals (internally called “Infoguías”), using subscriptions to foster the use of information resources and other knowledge discovery tools available in the library.
  • You will offer personalized training in the use of library tools and platforms and constantly assess the changing needs of your client.
Taxonomy and semantic web
  • You will provide support in the use of organizational documentary tools, such as taxonomies, thesauri and ontologies.
  • You will manage semantic technology platforms, especially ontology management tools such as Pool Party.
  • You will maintain the institutional knowledge ontology, to facilitate the cataloging and subsequent organization and dissemination of our knowledge products (especially those related to publications and sectoral data), through the standardization of topics and keywords.
Reference Coordination
  • You will manage the services offered by the Felipe Herrera Library, from the circulation of printed material of the Library to requests for interlibrary loans created by Bank employees.
  • You will contribute to the reference coordination work with the team of embedded librarians.
Other tasks:
  • Support the different initiatives proposed by the Library team, ISU and the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Sector.
  • Organize and participate in trainings.
What you will need:
Education: A bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Information Management, Library Science or related fields. Bachelor of Science in the Library or specialist in subjects with experience in research is an asset.

Experience: Minimum one year of professional experience, providing high quality services for clients that meet their needs. Have the skills to seek and heal information which helps you find the right information and deliver it to your clients in a timely and effective manner. Value teamwork, but also be able to work independently and use your own judgment. Also, know how to work under pressure, in an accelerated and highly collaborative environment.

Skills: You have the ability to work on several issues at once, set priorities independently and have high attention to details. You are an advanced user of content management systems, especially ILLiad, WorldShare-OCLC and LibGuides, search engines (Google and Bing) and open data management applications such as Socrata and Microsoft Excel.

Languages: You are fluent in English and Spanish. Portuguese is a plus.

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Opportunity Summary:

Type of contract: Staff, fixed-term

Length of contract: 3 years
Location: Washington, DC
Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.

 

Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.
We encourage women, afro-descendants, people of indigenous origins, and persons with disabilities to apply.

About us: At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.

A candidate has been pre-identified for this position and may apply. However, this remains a competitive process and other qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will be duly considered.

Position: Librarian

Location: Defense Technical Information Center, Fort Belvoir, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) is the central facility for the acquisition, preservation, protection, retrieval, and dissemination of scientific and technical information (STI) supporting the Research and Engineering (R&E) needs of the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as federal and industry partners. DTIC provides leading edge information services and analysis products to the DoD community as a recognized leader in information and knowledge management innovations.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a librarian responsible for providing information retrieval services and customized products to DTIC’s customers.
  • The purpose of the work is to provide expertise in organizing, accessing, and disseminating scientific and technical information in specialized subject areas to meet the needs of the DTIC user community.
  • The librarian formulates search strategies to retrieve information from DTIC’s databases and collaborative tools (e.g., Technical Report, Unified Research and Engineering, Independent Research and Development, DoDTechipedia and DoDTechSpace).

Five Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Assistant Head of Circulation
Location: Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Primary Job Duties:  Assists the Head of Circulation with managing all aspects of the Circulation Department, including assisting with supervision of contingent staff and student employees, responding to patron inquiries, data collection and assessment, stacks management, and departmental planning.  The Assistant Head has primary responsibility for all aspects of Interlibrary Loan borrowing, document delivery, and on-demand article delivery services, as well as coordinating resource sharing services for distance students.  During the regular academic semesters, the Assistant Head will oversee the desk during evening hours, Sundays through Thursdays, including working regular shifts at the desk, and serves in a backup capacity for course reserves processing. Incumbent must contribute to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in any area. One year of experience directly related to library services such as Circulation or Interlibrary Loan, and one year of supervisory experience. Experience using Microsoft Office, staff module of library catalogs or integrated library systems, Internet, fax, scanner, and other general office equipment is required

Preferred Qualifications: Experience using ILLiad or similar Interlibrary Loan software.

General knowledge and understanding of the nature and function of libraries, including library services, standards, and procedures, bibliographic records, publishing and publication formats, and library catalogs/integrated library systems such as Aleph or Alma.  Skill in data collection and analysis, interpretation and application of library policies and procedures, and analysis of problems of a moderately complex nature.  Ability to provide excellent customer service; communicate effectively and efficiently with all levels of staff and customers (verbal and written); work well with others; learn and apply new technologies; and provide guidance and instruction to contingent staff and student assistants.  Ability to apply and enforce U.S. Copyright laws and current trends related to access and use of information resources. Knowledge of basic principles of quality customer service, teamwork, and conflict resolution. Ability to work independently and exercise initiative in applying rules, procedures and instructions. Experience and proficiency with one or more technologies or tools used to create, seek, use, or manage information. Ability to learn and operate a variety of common computing and productivity applications (e.g. email, word processing, databases and spreadsheets, content management, web browsers) and specialized library hardware, systems, and software applications. Ability to apply key concepts and best practices for developing, maintaining, and using collections of digital information. Skill in analytical and problem solving. Ability to assist other library staff in selecting and evaluating technology used in libraries.

This is a full-time, non-exempt State position with a full benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Starting salary is $38,204.00 annually, which is approximately $18.32 per hour.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.  To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume.  All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail.  Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Applications received by June 13, 2019 will be given full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

Position: Director, Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Location: Maryland State Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Description
This is a professional position responsible for providing leadership in the planning, development and improvement of library service for the blind and physically handicapped citizens in Maryland and to facilitate statewide library partnerships. Directs and coordinates all program activities for the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), an essential function of the Maryland State Library (MSL). Responsible for the management of a 55,000 square foot building, including all personnel, ongoing and emergency facility maintenance, procurement of contracted services, computer network and building operations. Identifies needs for capital improvement of the facilities and oversees large scale capital improvement projects, working with the Department of General Services (DGS) on planning and implementation. Responsible for the information technology infrastructure for LBPH and MSL including oversight of the computer network specialist and the Integrated Library System (ILS). Oversees the Maryland Accessible Textbook (MAT) program. Directly supervises the managers of various library functions. Ensures high quality library services to eligible individuals with disabilities through effective planning, analysis, and creative program development. Develops and implements regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines for LBPH and monitors and evaluates their effectiveness before reporting in the annual Managing for Results report. Develops and implements strategies to ensure measurable achievement in this critical program providing information resources to the print disabled citizens of Maryland.

Requirements
EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree in Library Information Science or School Library Media from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

EXPERIENCE: Six years of professional experience in library administration, management, and supervision to include experience serving persons with disabilities.

PREFERRED: Knowledge of library operations and the provision of library services for citizens who are blind, have visual impairments or have a disability; knowledge of disability legislation; knowledge of publishing industry and processes for obtaining instructional materials in alternative formats; knowledge of online integrated library systems and software used in library environments; skill in planning, organizing, and completing effective and creative presentations; ability to research information; ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with diverse clientele and staff; ability to work effectively as a part of a team; ability to exercise good judgement and tact when dealing with various populations; ability to communicate effectively.

Position: Information Technology Librarian
Location: Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Job Description

Coordinates the development of new technology applications that support library programs and services; identifies emerging technologies and develops programs and best practices for the Phillips Library; works collaboratively with library and university IT staff, faculty and students. Collaborates with faculty and other librarians to enhance students’ research skills by the creation and delivery of instruction activities and class sessions.

Experience/Qualifications

  • Demonstrated enjoyment in working with the challenges of using technology applications to support library services.
  • Knowledge of current trends in digital library development, digitization standards and preservation, and digital rights management issues relating to digital materials.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups to plan improvements and resolve problems.
  • Ability to learn and teach new technologies quickly, as well as to effectively interact with others who possess a range of technological backgrounds.
  • Ability to provide training and instruction on processes to individuals or groups.
  • Excellent customer service skills with a commitment to customer service.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with current metadata schemes and evolving standards.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Position Status

  • Full-time position.
  • Open until filled.

Ways to Apply

Applicants are requested to submit a resume and cover letter which in part addresses the contribution the candidate can make to a Catholic liberal arts institution. Information is to be sent to:

Mount St. Mary’s University
Department of Human Resources
Information Technology Librarian Search
16300 Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Or email resume materials to: resume@msmary.edu.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Manage the library’s OCLC WorldShare Management services, including sub-systems for cataloging and resources discovery, inventory control, acquisitions and interlibrary loan.
  2. Manage digital resources collection, including database products and licenses, EZproxy (user authentication software), MSM digital repository (ContentDM).
  3. Manage technical data and account integrity for the library’s large collection of digital resources including constant direct contact with campus networking staff and vendor/content provider’s technical staff.
  4. Manages the development and maintenance of the library’s website and social media sites.

Other Responsibilities and Tasks

  1. The information technology librarian leads the Library’s digital initiatives in collaboration with librarians, faculty and university administration.
  2. Provides expertise in identifying, evaluating and making recommendations concerning the use of new and emerging technologies that support the library’s mission.
  3. Provides leadership and coordination for planning, implementing and training for the adoption and integration of new technologies.
  4. Evaluates user-side applications and their impact on information systems design and resource delivery.
  5. Participates in regional and/or national professional activities to advance the development of digital library resources, including representing the Mount at OCLC, MICUA and other regional librarian meetings.
  6. Develops, implements and maintains digital services, workflows and policies throughout the library.
  7. Collaborates directly with faculty to design library research instruction sessions that include information technology resources.
  8. Collaborates with other librarians to provide research consultation and instruction to students on request.
  9. Participates in the academic department liaison program including library instruction.
  10. Coordinates library technology services with Mount’s Frederick campus.
  11. Serves on the campus-wide Technology Advisory Committee.

Minimum Qualifications

MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA-accredited program; demonstrated experience with electronic information services and library systems and their applications, specific knowledge and experience in managing OCLC WorldShare Management System and its sub-systems, OCLC WorldCat Discovery system and EZ Proxy authentication system; experience with and strong commitment to customer service and library instruction; working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications, web development tools and social media; effective oral and written communication skills.

Position: Library Research Specialist
Location: Jones Day, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LLSDC JobLine.

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under immediate supervision of the Associate Director, Library Research Services, and following prescribed departmental, Office and Firm procedures, the Specialist, Library Research is responsible for performing a variety of tasks in the library, including but not limited to data and document retrieval requests from attorneys and staff members. This will include retrieving case files, newly filed complaints, docket sheets, court documents, U.S. patents, SEC EDGAR filings, company profiles, judicial profiles and assorted cited references. The Specialist, Library Research is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to clients, producing quality work products and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, the Specialist, Library Research must fulfill the needs of the Office in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s visions and values.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and up to one year of library experience at an AmLaw 100 firm or Fortune 500 Company preferred.
  • Experience with reference tracking software, integrated library systems and online research tools (e.g. Westlaw, LexisNexis, Capital IQ, Bloomberg Law, Quest).

Applicants should apply on Jones Day Career Site

Position: Supervisory Librarian (American Law Research)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Supervisory Librarian to lead a group of professional librarians who provide legal information research for Members of Congress, congressional committees, and their staff.

Responsibilities
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) American Law Division is seeking a Supervisory Librarian to lead and to join its librarian team. The Supervisory Librarian will supervise and lead a diverse group of staff performing legal research and writing work at various levels. The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the Assistant Director and works highly independently, exercising considerable judgement and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the broad overall guidelines and policies.

Supervises a group of employees performing work at a variety of levels including work at the GS-13 and GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.

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 Library of Congress and/or CRS, both domestic and international to resolve reference issues. Meets with researchers and analyzes questions and requirements in depth and detail and suggests search strategies involving the greatest complexity or time. Provides research services for users that involve not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating information itself. Activities require substantial depth of analysis to access information.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgement to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library function. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information, as well as, to coordinate workflow within CRS. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars and exhibits. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside CRS and the Library of Congress.

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 legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Ability to supervise, lead and manage staff**
  • Ability to apply knowledge of legal information resources**
  • Ability to apply knowledge of legal information research within public policy research frameworks**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others**
  • Ability to manage projects
  • Ability to convey information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations
  • Ability to communicate in writing
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing