Eight Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Director of Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Science and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: Under a five-year cooperative agreement (2021 – 2026) with the National Library of Medicine, the HSHSL serves as the headquarters for the NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO). NWSO is responsible for developing and maintaining reliable Web services for NNLM in compliance with the US Department of Health & Human Services information policies. The Assistant Director of NWSO is responsible for leadership and development of NNLM web projects and the infrastructure that supports them. Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, the Assistant Director of NWSO provides oversight and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a senior web developer. In collaboration with staff and the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of NWSO will support Drupal and WordPress websites, a Moodle Learning Management System, and several additional related systems. Previous management experience is desirable but not necessary.
Responsibilities: Oversee, plan, and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting NWSO and the NNLM. Provide day-to-day operational support and track progress for NWSO’s ongoing projects. Maintain an open dialog with stakeholders – including NNLM, RMLs, Offices, and Centers – regarding the development of infrastructure and services. Supervise NWSO staff including a Web Developer and a Senior Web Developer, setting goals consistent with NNLM and HSHSL goals and initiatives. Conduct periodic training and feedback sessions for stakeholders for NWSO provided resources and tools. Respond to incoming support requests concerning NNLM technologies and
troubleshoot issues. Balance technology needs of the NNLM with available budgets. Identify software to be used by RML, Office, and Center staff and assist them with selection and implementation of appropriate emerging technologies. Coordinate archiving of NNLM data and systems architecture. Oversee NNLM Web Working Group. In collaboration with the NWSO Executive Director, provide strategic direction for NWSO initiatives. Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice or programs in health sciences libraries.
Requirements: Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree; Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible library experience. Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multicultural community; Experience working in technology support and/or development; Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills. Familiarity and experience working with Content Management Systems such as Drupal; Familiarity with Learning Management Systems such as Moodle
Preferred: Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for applications and knowledge-based systems and the resources needed to support them in a team setting. Demonstrated project management experience. Experience developing and supporting database driven applications; Experience managing and developing staff. Demonstrated teaching and training experience. Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries. Comfort with change and experience in change management.
Salary Range: Minimum Salary: $80,000, commensurate with experience
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Include the following documents as part of the application package: A resume or curriculum vitae; Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity,
diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity. On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this
does not need to be notarized. For more information, visit our website
at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: N/A

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to provide robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library’s efforts in data sharing and in research data management, discovery, and access. The Data Services Librarian is a member of the Data and Bioinformation Services Department. They will join a data services librarian and bioinformationist to become a core member of the Library’s Center for Data and
Bioinformation Services (CDABS). The librarian also collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL and with partners throughout the University. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Information Services.
Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools. Knowledge of the research data lifecycle and data management and sharing best practices. Familiarity with appropriate data repositories and public data sets. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
PREFERRED: Experience with using a variety of data analysis, visualization, and mapping tools. Experience with conducting quantitative or qualitative research and data analysis. Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library. Familiarity with data curation and preservation practices; Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.
Salary Range: SALARY: $55,000, minimum – commensurate with 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. 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.
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. A complete application package must include: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized. For more
information, visit our website at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or
email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: N/A

Position: Emerging Technologies Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Emerging Technologies Librarian serves as the primary support person for all aspects of the daily operation of the HS/HSL Innovation Space from technical to educational. This librarian is responsible for monitoring and evaluating emerging technologies and tools relevant to teaching, learning, and research activities in health sciences and plays a lead role in disseminating the knowledge of those emerging technologies university-wide through various educational programs and outreach initiatives. As a member of the CATS team, the Emerging Technologies Librarian also participates in CATS projects as needed, creates and updates support documentation, instructional
materials, and software/hardware inventories as needed for CATS projects. This position also assists in technology project management as needed.
Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science; Familiarity with Web standards, relational databases, Web usability, and UX studies; Strong interest in and aptitude for technologies relevant to health sciences education and library services; Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills; Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations and instruction to groups; Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team; Commitment to self-directed learning for continuous professional development in technology skills and librarianship; Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations.
Preferred Qualifications-Work experience in academic libraries; Experience developing training materials and delivering instruction; Working knowledge in using a 3D printer/scanner, 3D modeling software, and lendable technology. Experience in data visualization and related tools Experience in conducting usability testing and UX studies; Experience in PHP or other server-side programming languages such as Python or Ruby; Experience with project management.
Salary Range: SALARY: $55,000 minimum – commensurate with 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. 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.
Application Process: For more information, visit our website at:
http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit
stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.
Special Requests: Closing Date: N/A

Position: Head, Resource Development
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Science and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking faculty librarian to head the Resource Development department. They provide vision and leadership for the ongoing development and management of the UMB Digital Archive and the UMB Data Catalog. As a key member of the Resource Development and Access Division’s management team, this faculty librarian collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL, with stakeholders throughout the University as well as local, regional and national entities. They participate in divisional projects, decision-making, and strategic planning, serve on library-wide committees/task forces, and are expected to be active in the library profession, networking with colleagues at regional and national levels. They demonstrate the ability to build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement.
Responsibilities Sets vision and strategies for short and long-term development; Implements and oversees all aspects of development and maintenance; Oversees content organization, presentation, digitization, and accessibility; Works with vendors to troubleshoot issues and incorporate new functionalities; Actively solicits content from various organizations on campus; Collects and evaluates datasets for cataloging from researchers and public repositories; Ensures copyright laws and open access policies are followed; Works with Metadata Management Department in metadata design and creation; Evaluates usage through data analysis and surveys Prepares and presents clear, concise statistical and narrative reports; Promotes services to the UMB community
Requirements: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution; Minimum three years of post MLS/MLIS professional library experience; Strong visionary leadership in the areas of responsibility; Demonstrate a mindset to seek continuous innovation as well as hands-on implementation skills; Strong project management skills; Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; Experience with metadata design and creation; Ability to mentor and motivate others; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Excellent customer service skills; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred: Minimum of two years supervisory experience; Experience in all aspects of the development and management of a digital repository; Experience in migrating digital repositories.
Salary Range: $65,000 minimum, commensurate with experience.
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. A complete application package must include A resume or curriculum vitae; Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100-word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity. Employment – HSHSL (umaryland.edu) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this
does not need to be notarized.
Special Requests: Closing Date: N/A

Position: Research and Education Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Research and Education Librarian is a member of an exceptional team responsible for advancing the library’s research support and educational goals. The HSHSL serves the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The faculty librarian in this position will serve as liaison to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD). The successful candidate will assist students, faculty, and staff in the areas of research support, evidence-based practice, information literacy, and scholarly communication. They collaborate with the eight-member Research and Education Services (RES) department and colleagues Library-wide to develop and deliver innovative programs and services. In addition to advancing HSHSL and UMSOD priorities, they engage with the University community and participate in professional and scholarly activities.
Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Demonstrated experience working in a service position, either in a library or other setting. Experience in database searching, including familiarity with health sciences databases. Training or experience in teaching to groups, either virtually or in-person. Experience working both in teams and independently. Excellent communication skills.
PREFERRED: Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment. Experience teaching online or in-person to a range of audiences, including faculty, students, and clinicians. Evidence of professional involvement, service, and/or scholarly activities.
Salary Range: SALARY: $55,000. minimum, commensurate with experience. This is a permanent status eligible, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Include the following documents as part of the application package: A resume or curriculum vitae; Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity. On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this does not need to be notarized. For more information, visit our website at:
http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: N/A

Position: Research and Education Librarian for ICTR
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Research and Education Librarian to be embedded in the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for translational science partnerships at UMB, across the University System of Maryland (USM), and the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). This Research and Education Librarian position has four primary areas of responsibility: Participate in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profile system. Develop strategies for program evaluation and measuring the impact of the ICTR. Reports/data visualizations generated from these activities will be shared with various stakeholders. Develop tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources. Provide research and instruction services. To provide a range of services supporting the UMB ICTR, this faculty librarian will collaborate with experts within the HSHSL and potentially with external colleagues and in the CTSA national network. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ and about the ICTR, visit https://www.umaryland.edu/ictr/.
Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Two years of experience related to position responsibilities. Experience designing instructional services. Experience delivering presentations. Experience searching biomedical databases such as PubMed and Scopus. Experience in program evaluation. Demonstrated evidence of successful project management. Demonstrated service orientation and skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
PREFERRED: Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library. Knowledge of faculty profiles systems. Experience in using citation metrics tools. Experience with tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, R, or Python.
Salary Range: $55,000 minimum, commensurate with experience. This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position.
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Include the following documents as part of the application package: A resume or curriculum vitae. Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email. A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity,
diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity. On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this
does not need to be notarized.
For more information, visit our website
at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or
email mailto:jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Special Requests: Closing Date: N/A

Position: Collection Development Manager
Location: Carroll County Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is responsible for development and maintenance of the library’s collections, ensuring that they are balanced, diverse, and accessible. Oversees the operations of the Materials and Technical Services departments, including systemwide collection development and maintenance, selection, ordering, and cataloging of all materials, oversight of the materials and technical services budget; supervises assigned staff; performs other duties as assigned. At Carroll County Public Library, superior customer service is core to everything we do. This position ensures CCPL customers have the best experience possible no matter how they choose to contact us or what service they require. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.
Requirements:

  1. Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program;
  2. Five (5) years’ experience in a library environment including responsibility for collection development;
    and,
  3. Three (3) years supervisory experience.
    Salary Range: $74,158 annually plus benefits. 37.5 hours per week
    Application Process: To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the
    position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx. Online applications must
    be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 28, 2022.
    Special Requests:
    Closing Date: 10/28/2022

Position: Technical Services Supervisor
Location: Carroll County Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: At Carroll County Public Library, superior customer service is core to everything we do. This position, located in our administration offices in New Windsor, ensures CCPL customers have the best experience possible no matter how they choose to contact us or what service they require. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success. Under the direction of the Collection Development Manager, you will oversee and manage the efficient operations and activities of the Technical Services Department; supervise assigned staff; serve as head cataloger, and perform other
duties as assigned.
Requirements: Required Education/Experience:

  1. Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and two (2) or
    more years professional cataloging experience; and,
  2. Two or more years of supervisory experience; or,
  3. Equivalent Degree and six (6) or more years professional cataloging experience; and,
  4. Two or more years of supervisory experience.
    Salary Range: $57,934 annually plus benefits; 37.5 hours per week.
    Application Process: To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the
    position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx .
    Online applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 28, 2022.
    Special Requests:
    Closing Date: 10/28/2022

Seven Positions: Maryland and Delaware

Position: Librarian (Collection Management & Acquistions)
Location: Naval Academy
Salary: $74,950 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS. https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681992600

Summary

You will serve as a LIBRARIAN (COLLECTION MANAGEMENT & ACQUISITIONS) in the NIMITZ LIBRARY of the NAVAL ACADEMY.

Duties

You will develop and maintain a collection of materials so the library is current.
You will develop plans for library acquisitions, audiovisuals, and collection organization to enhance the library resources program.
You will manage projects and guide staff to successfully complete work.
You will study problems or processes to provide input on potential solutions and implements corrective actions.

Position: Library Technician (Technical Services)
Location: Air Force District of Washington

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position will be assigned to the library on Andrews AFB. This is a flexible position with no benefits.

Duties

Is responsible for all technical service operations. Assists in the training of new library aids and technicians on technical service tasks. Independently performs acquisition duties by implementing established procedures for technical services functions. Prepares, verifies, and processes all procurement purchase requests in accordance with AF Library and Information System procurement guidelines, regulations, general library philosophies, and funds procedures for various funding sources as directed by the supervisory librarian. Collects bibliographic data for ordering library materials. Using established procedures, renews subscriptions. Monitors receipt of all items purchased and routinely follows up on outstanding orders. Reports purchasing/delivery discrepancies to senior technician. Recommends titles for possible inclusion in the collection. Performs copy cataloging to meet specific library requirements. Uses automated cataloging resources such as OCLC and MARCIVE to obtain and modify catalog records for new library materials in a variety of formats. Downloads cataloging data for materials into the on-line public access catalog system to make the records accessible to library users. Ensures catalog records are accurate and current. Maintains name, series, and subject authority control records. Using established procedures, prepares library materials in a variety of formats for use by library customers. Logs in periodicals and checks for missing issues. Assists in the annual inventory of library materials. Using established procedures, prepares materials for disposal via excess lists or DRMO and prepares appropriate paperwork. Monitors and maintains stock levels of office and specialized library supplies. Assists in providing ready reference services to library customers. Refers difficult reference questions to the senior technician or librarian. Assists library users with library equipment. Performs routine clerical tasks. Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing software to prepare, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of letters, reports, memos, and other text documents. Receives and transmits electronic mail and attachments. Assists at the circulation desk as needed. Refers unusual or complex problems concerning work processes to the appropriate staff member. Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11673861

Position: Biomedical Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $61,947 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library to enjoy local remote telework from Bethesda, MD as an information consultant and library instructor for NIH and Health and Human Services (HHS) researchers and policymakers. Specialize in services like scholarly communication, data services, bibliometrics, drug information, and/or evidence synthesis. Collaborate to develop and deliver quality information services to 27 NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices, plus HHS groups working to enhance public health and advance science. View this Introduction to the NIH Library.

If you have experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. These opportunities will be available on USAJOBS.gov for ten calendar days in October. The application period reflects the NIH’s effort to hire talented people quickly.

The NIH is the world’s largest medical research facility, and we are seeking applications from exceptional candidates for two Biomedical Librarian positions at the NIH Library (Office of Research Services, Division of Library Services):

Librarian (Biomedical) GS-1410-9/11/12 FPL 13 announcement; dates: 10/14/2022-10/24/2022

Merit announcement: # NIH-ORS-MP-23-11668300 and link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681720600

DE announcement: # NIH-ORS-DE-23-11668256 and link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681698500

  • Serves as an expert information advisor and consultant to NIH and HHS customers.
  • Consults and collaborates with researchers, clinicians, and staff to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.
  • Utilizes a range of biomedical information resources and databases to provide information to researchers, clinicians, and staff.
  • Develops and provides a program of instruction in areas such as the use of analytical tools, scholarly resources, and library resources.
  • Provides advice and consultation to researchers, clinicians, and staff in using library products and services.
  • Performs outreach across NIH and HHS to understand users’ information needs and markets library services and resources that meet those needs.
  • Consults with research librarians, researchers, clinicians, and peer groups within and outside NIH and HHS to keep abreast of developments, new methods, and search techniques in the area of specialty, information science and biomedicine.
  • If you are selected at the GS-9, or GS-11, you will essentially perform the same duties as those described above, however, duties are less complex and will be performed under closer supervision with more detailed guidance.
  • For more information on the NIH Library, visit https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov/.

A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and a 401k equivalent savings plan.

This position is subject to a background investigation.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Position: Library Associate – Special Collections University Archives
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

This position works as part of the team that cares for, manages, and promotes Towson University’s Special Collections and University Archives by providing access to records of enduring value. Under the leadership of the Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), this position cultivates outward-facing relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and independent scholars by assisting with and/or conducting research to fulfill reference questions, engaging in a range of outreach activities, and increasing the discoverability of and access to historic, manuscript, and archival research materials via digitization, metadata creation, and digital preservation strategies.

Responsibilities and Duties

Assist with the web archiving program using Archive-It and Conifer software. Ingest and create metadata for born digital and digitized material into our digital collections platform, Quartex. Assist with the preservation of physical and digital collections materials. Digitize documents, photographs, and other materials. Assist with developing and maintaining digital collections landing pages, digital exhibits, social media posts, and other web content. Provide direction to student assistants working on digitization projects. Participate in outreach efforts for SCUA, including exhibits, displays, presentations, events, and web features. Collaborate with SCUA colleagues to develop digital components of exhibits and displays. Participate in the preparation of materials for SCUA instruction sessions in collaboration with departmental staff. Responsible for submission aspects of the institutional repository MD-SOAR. Reformatting published materials from their published version to their pre-published version. Cleaning up accessibility errors/warnings in submitted files. Upload content and enter metadata for submissions.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of experience in a library setting or similar environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and user satisfaction.
  • Initiative, energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty, and staff of the University and external scholars.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value and importance of the use of primary sources in research and education.
  • Strong attention to detail; analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to synthesize information into a broad context.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with departmental staff.
  • Ability to exercise discretion when working with sensitive or private information in keeping with state and federal guidelines.
  • Flexibility in a changing technological environment.

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

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, please click here . TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here .

If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.
For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.

Position: Senior Assistant Branch Manager Adult Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Position Summary:

The Senior Assistant Branch Manager assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the assigned branch designated as a Level II due to collection size, special collections and services, number of branch staff, and customer traffic. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration, providing equal and free access to information, programs and education.

Essential Duties:

  • Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager;
  • Provides reference and readers advisory services to the public;
  • Ensures appropriate transfer of training and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  • Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, to meet customer and budgetary needs;
  • Oversees, plans and implements adult services;
  • Oversees budgets and purchasing for specific branch departments and line items;
  • Works the informational desks in the Adult department;
  • Prepares reports as directed;
  • Coordinates and leads the system-wide Library Information Services Training (LIST) for new reference staff;
  • Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  • Provides oversight for special services, departments, collections and resources;
  • Performs collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment; keeping collections up to date; and ordering items;
  • Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;
  • Provides troubleshooting for any building or staff issues to ensure public and staff safety;
  • Keeps abreast of new trends and changes within public libraries

Supervision Functions:

  • Serves as a hiring manager and supervises reference staff, reference substitutes, hourly staff and volunteers as assigned;
  • Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  • Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the librarys performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  • Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  • Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and schedules;
  • Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  • Ensures staff receive and understand the system and department communications via written or electronic format or in-person meetings;
  • May act as supervisor of a team or workgroup and/or may supervise volunteers.

Standard Functions:

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

Minimum Requirements:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, required (Note: will consider applicants who will complete such program within six months from date of application.);
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  • Three or more years of related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on the use of computers, databases, preferably in public library;
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  • Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required;
  • Valid drivers license with no more than three points;
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

Work Environment:

  • Work requires occasional physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in a non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and takedown of tables, chairs or other equipment for meetings or events, pushing/pulling of library carts;
  • Environment includes moderate noises (i.e. an office with conversations, photocopiers, and/or computer printers);
  • Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time;
  • Requires sitting and use of computer and keyboard for extended periods of time;
  • Observes safe workplace practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques, and following fire regulations;
  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less;
  • Precise hand-eye coordination with the ability to judge distance and space relationships.

Reporting Relationship:

This position reports to the Senior Branch Manager. Does supervise staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Week:

Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours.

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

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The library administration reserves the right to change, modify, delete, and supplement job duties based on the organizations needs.

This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.

Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only at www.HCPLonline.org . Review vacancy announcement and requirements, under Library Jobs tab. A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Please do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Position: Director of the Legal Information Center
Location: Delaware Law School

Widener University Delaware Law School in Wilmington, Delaware, seeks to hire a Director of the Legal Information Center (LIC) to begin July 1, 2023. In collaboration with LIC staff, law school faculty and staff, and the broader university community, the Director oversees operations, personnel, strategic planning, external relations, technology and other initiatives, and budget, and informs curricular matters associated with legal research as one of the intellectual and research centers of the Law School.

The Director would maintain the rank of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Law, with equal expectations to teach one course per academic year as well as be a full faculty participant in faculty governance and professional service. Promotion and/or tenure is based on meeting institutional standards for teaching, scholarship, and service.
For more information and to apply, please see: https://careers.widener.edu/en-us/job/492931

Position: Technical Services Librarian
Location: Delaware Law School

Widener University invites applications for an engaged and experienced librarian to be our Technical Services Librarian for Widener University Delaware Law School. Reporting to the Director of the Library, this role provides support to the Delaware Legal Information Center.

The Technical Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of Technical Services administration, including acquisitions, cataloging, e-resource management, and serials check-in. The Technical Services Librarian maintains the accuracy and integrity of bibliographic and authority records in the online catalog, performs original and copy cataloging when needed. The ideal Technical Services librarian will also have some knowledge of library systems.
For more information and to apply, please see: https://careers.widener.edu/en-us/job/492934

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Archives Technician
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $40,883 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Incumbent serves as an Archives Technician in Research Services. Incumbent performs non-professional, quasi-professional and technical work that supports access to archival holdings and physical and intellectual control over records. The work encompasses reference, researcher assistance and other customer services, processing, accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, and reformatting of records.

Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-7. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Provide reference service including reference search, re-file, interfile, copy, scan and redact information in various filing systems.
  • Arrange records according to established criteria and/or reviews records to provide input on how series of records should be arranged.
  • Assist archivist with preservation and rehabilitation projects.
  • Assist and prepare general description work and online catalog descriptions according to NARA lifecycle standards.
  • Assist in accessioning and disposal of all record types under the guidance of an archivist or archives specialist.

Position: Librarian (Agriculture and Food Law)
Location: National Agricultural Library
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

In this position, you will direct the Agricultural Law Information Partnership program which supports the dissemination of objective, scholarly, and authoritative agricultural and food law research, and legal tools, and serve as a subject matter expert in agricultural and food law information.

Duties

  • Directs the development and operation of the Agricultural Law Information Partnership to provide a wide range of information products and services.
  • Identifies, develops, and sustains partnerships to promote access to objective, scholarly, and authoritative agricultural and food law research, legal tools, and information.
  • Keeps abreast of current legislative, regulatory, and adjudicatory developments, as well as new publications relating to assigned fields of law and law librarianship.
  • Develops policies and procedures relating to collection development and serves as the recommending and selection officer for United States federal and state legal and legislative materials.
  • Initiates, plans, coordinates, and completes all necessary tasks on special projects and programs, either as assigned or approved by the Associate Director for Information Products and the Leadership of NAL.

Position: Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Location: Howard County Library System
Salary: $93,445 – $163,857

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the President & CEO, you are an experienced, mission-driven, actionoriented champion of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. You are a change agent responsible for the development and support of internal and community-facing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. You ensure community engagement efforts reach underserved and marginalized populations and are designed and delivered with cultural sensitivity and maximum effectiveness.

Key Qualities: You live the Five Pillars of our strategic plan: Customer Loyalty; Everyone a Leader; Thinking Outside the Box; Winning Teamwork; and Community Partnerships. You are an effective communicator; able to prepare, interpret, and present clear equity plans, policies, and reports.

Essential Functions: You understand the organizational and cultural landscape and partner with the President & CEO on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to organizational culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion. You align and integrate a wide range of new and existing initiatives to support and promote HCLS’ DEI objectives through recruitment and retention, training and development, outreach, and collaboration. You manage HCLS’ Brave Voices Brave Choices initiative, leading internal teams and committees on internal and public training, classes, events, and collaborative community building. You collaborate across the organization and create strategies to codify HCLS’ strategic plan by applying a DEI lens to all policies, curriculum, and communications.

Requirements: Do you have what it takes? You hold a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development and Behavior, Peace and Conflict Studies, Psychology, Sociology, or other closely related field. You hold a master’s degree with a focus in Counseling, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Social Work, Organizational Development, or other closely related field preferred. You have five (5) years of related experience. Professional Diversity Certification is highly desirable. You have exceptional communication, interpersonal and relationship skills, excellence in writing, presentation development and delivery, and public speaking to varied audiences. You have knowledge and experience in developing and implementing programs and initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the community; you demonstrate an excellent command of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion concepts, issues, and resources. You have the proven ability to develop and implement strategies that engage and mobilize diverse stakeholders. You have been an integral part of an organization’s success story. You have demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with diverse groups. You have strong problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis, and to develop new processes and procedures in response to changing needs and system-wide goals. You maintain regular and predictable attendance. You have a current valid driver’s license.

Application Process: Click on link below to visit our website and apply! Chief-EDI Officer. https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/All/40de7fa2-99e6-4bdb-99f4-432eb0ad0d28/Howard-County-Library-System

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions)
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $74,950 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division, Acquisitions and Metadata Branch in Beltsville, Maryland.

In this position, you will work with NAL units, USDA officials, publishers, and others to ensure that library resources are efficiently and properly acquired.

Duties

  • Maintains records in NAL, ARS, and USDA financial management and other library management systems.
  • Assists in the maintenance of an accurate database of legal access and delivery rights for electronic resources.
  • Assists in the acquisition of and processing payments for print and electronic materials and related supplies purchased by the National Agricultural Library.
  • Serves as a government purchase card holder and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for acquisition of materials, services, and equipment necessary for digitization and collection operations.
  • Places orders, compares prices and services offered by competing vendors, and responds to vendor terms, billing, and user agreements.
  • Assists with scanning and storage of electronic and paper records of licenses and other contractual documents.
  • Serves as the point of contact for databases vendors to gather usage statistics and makes necessary adjustments as per contracting rules and regulations.
  • Uses databases and spreadsheets to compile, present, and maintain statistical reports.

Position: Library Technician (Technical Services)
Location: Air Force District of Washington

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position will be assigned to the library on Andrews AFB. This is a flexible position with no benefits.

Duties

Is responsible for all technical service operations. Assists in the training of new library aids and technicians on technical service tasks. Independently performs acquisition duties by implementing established procedures for technical services functions. Prepares, verifies, and processes all procurement purchase requests in accordance with AF Library and Information System procurement guidelines, regulations, general library philosophies, and funds procedures for various funding sources as directed by the supervisory librarian. Collects bibliographic data for ordering library materials. Using established procedures, renews subscriptions. Monitors receipt of all items purchased and routinely follows up on outstanding orders. Reports purchasing/delivery discrepancies to senior technician. Recommends titles for possible inclusion in the collection. Performs copy cataloging to meet specific library requirements. Uses automated cataloging resources such as OCLC and MARCIVE to obtain and modify catalog records for new library materials in a variety of formats. Downloads cataloging data for materials into the on-line public access catalog system to make the records accessible to library users. Ensures catalog records are accurate and current. Maintains name, series, and subject authority control records. Using established procedures, prepares library materials in a variety of formats for use by library customers. Logs in periodicals and checks for missing issues. Assists in the annual inventory of library materials. Using established procedures, prepares materials for disposal via excess lists or DRMO and prepares appropriate paperwork. Monitors and maintains stock levels of office and specialized library supplies. Assists in providing ready reference services to library customers. Refers difficult reference questions to the senior technician or librarian. Assists library users with library equipment. Performs routine clerical tasks. Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing software to prepare, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of letters, reports, memos, and other text documents. Receives and transmits electronic mail and attachments. Assists at the circulation desk as needed. Refers unusual or complex problems concerning work processes to the appropriate staff member. Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11629133

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Children’s
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $74,943

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of an energetic, creative and passionate leader to serve as the department manager for the Children’s Department.

This is a management position under the direction of the Chief of the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) in programmatic collaboration with the Library’s Children’s Services Coordinator. This position serves a local and statewide customer base.

Management Responsibilities: Assuring excellent customer service with adherence to the Library’s mission; Ability to design and implement relevant children’s programming and outreach to a broad, diverse statewide customer base; Develop relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs; Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team; Planning and project management related to the Library’s and the State Library Resource Center’s Strategic Plan; Supervision and evaluation of Children’s Department staff and programs

Core Skills: Application of existing and emerging technologies and their role in children’s services; Awareness of trends in children’s service and 21st century learning skills; Confident presentation skills on all age levels with the emphasis for children; Flexibility and collaboration looking beyond tradition; Knowledge of trends and criteria of children’s materials in all formats; Understanding the role of information literacy encompassing all related areas; Writing for the web

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university and experience in developing programs for children. This position also requires two (2) years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and the proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate must have the ability to travel in Maryland with personal transportation. The Librarian Supervisor II must have the ability work in concert with Library administrative staff, the Chief of SLRC and other Maryland State public libraries. The Manager will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated systems and the Microsoft software suite is required.

Position: Wealth Management Data Governance Associate
Location: Morgan Stanley – Baltimore

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Maintain catalog of business data elements and associated system attributes in the firm’s data glossary. Define and monitor data quality checks to help ensure complete and accurate data is available to the Credit department. Log and analyze data quality issues raised by users through partnership with colleagues in WM Credit, Firm Risk Management, IT, Operations, and a variety of business units. Respond to data quality issues reported by end users, identify root causes, and work with IT to execute plans to address them. Work with stakeholders across Risk, BU, Finance, and IT to manage strategic projects that improve processes and data flows.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required. 2 years of work experience (Library Science, Financial Services, or IT preferred). Excellent verbal and written communication, with ability to communicate effectively with senior management across various teams. Strong prioritization skills with ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment. Self-motivated and proactive attitude, with an ability to work independently, if needed. Skilled using Excel and databases (SQL, Access or VBA).

Application Process: https://ms.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=3205956&lang=en

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian – Adult Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities:

The Librarian performs professional librarian services including reference services,
readers advisory, computer support, technical instruction, location of materials, and general customer service. Performs basic supervisory responsibilities for hourly staff. Plans and presents programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an accredited ALA institution:
  • State of Maryland Department of Education Professional Librarian Certification within six months of hire;
  • Experience in library setting, preferably public library;
  • Computer experience including reference databases and internet;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekend hours.

Application Process: Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only. Please visit us at www.HCPLonline.org and click on Library Jobs tab for vacancy announcement details and application instructions.

Position: Translational Research Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Faculty Librarian to work with the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for translational science partnerships at UMB, across the University System of Maryland (USM), and the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).

The Translational Research Librarian is responsible for participating in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profiles system; measuring the impact of the ICTR; developing tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources; and providing research and instruction services. To provide a range of services supporting the UMB ICTR, this faculty librarian will collaborate with experts within the HSHSL and potentially with colleagues at JHU and in the CTSA national network. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ and about the ICTR, visit https://www.umaryland.edu/ictr/ .

This is a full-time, permanent status eligible track HSHSL Faculty Librarian position at a rank of Librarian I or II. The Translational Research Librarian operates in a dual-reporting structure between the Associate Director for Research and Information Services at the HSHSL and the Director, UMB ICTR.

The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Faculty Profiles System

  • Assist in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profiles system in collaboration with partners in participating units and institutions.
  • Identify and implement tools or products supporting effective tracking of productivity and impact.
  • Develop a marketing and education strategy promoting UMB faculty expertise through effective use of a faculty profiles system in collaboration with ICTR staff.

Research Impact

  • Develop strategies for program evaluation and measuring the impact of the ICTR in research output, knowledge transfer, clinical implementation, community benefit, and the research impact of traineeships.
  • Conduct in-depth publication metrics reports at the author level (individual/group/ department), article level, and journal level enhancing visibility and demonstrating the research impact of the ICTR.
  • Employ data visualization tools to illustrate and highlight ICTR funded research.

Promotion and Networking

  • Market and promote ICTR collaborations and resources in partnership with ICTR staff.
  • Working with ICTR staff, implement systems linking ICTR faculty and projects to content experts at UMB and to other institutional partners.
  • Share information about the evolving landscape in scholarly communication such as open access and open science.

Research and Instruction

  • Design and offer workshops and consultation services related to research visibility, research impact, and scholarly publishing.
  • Participate in grant preparation and collaborate on grant-funded projects.
  • Develop presentations and share expertise in ICTR professional settings.

Other

  • Actively engage in committees and on teams within the HSHSL, the UMB ICTR community, UMB, and professional organizations.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • One year of experience related to position responsibilities.
  • Experience designing instructional services.
  • Experience delivering presentations.
  • Experience searching biomedical databases such as PubMed and Scopus.
  • Experience in program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful project management.
  • Demonstrated service orientation and skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:

  • Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
  • Knowledge of faculty profiles systems.
  • Experience in using citation metrics tools.
  • Experience with tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, R, or Python.

APPLICATIONS:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, June 3, 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

Position: Emerging Technologies Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Job Summary

The Emerging Technologies Librarian serves as the primary support person for all aspects of the daily operation of the HS/HSL Innovation Space from technical to educational. This librarian is responsible for monitoring and evaluating emerging technologies and tools relevant to teaching, learning, and research activities in health sciences and plays a lead role in disseminating the knowledge of those emerging technologies university ‐wide through various educational programs and outreach initiatives.

As a member of the CATS team, the Emerging Technologies Librarian also participates in CATS projects as needed, creates and updates support documentation, instructional materials, and software/hardware inventories as needed for CATS projects. This position also assists in technology project management as needed.

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Library Computing and Technology Services and is part of a highly collaborative IT division.

The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

Job Duties

Innovation Space

  • Provide technology and educational consultation and support for Innovation Space users.
  • Create and update instructional materials and written guides for the Innovation Space and related and other emerging technologies.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot all software and hardware equipment in the HS/HSL Innovation Space to keep them in good working condition.
  • Schedule and promote offerings from the Innovation Space university ‐wide in a timely manner.
  • Create and publish the monthly online Innovation Space Newsletter in collaboration with the Effective Communications Committee.
  • Evaluate the Innovation Space usage and the value it provides to the campus; form concrete plans for its continuous growth in collaboration with the iSpace working group committee.
  • Keep track of the purchase and usage of the Innovation Space supplies and make orders in a timely manner. Keep track of the usage data for the Innovation Space.
  • Explore, test, and recommend any additional software or hardware equipment relevant to the evolving needs of the Innovation Space users.
  • Assist the Associate Director for library application and knowledge systems in setting, evaluating, and renewing the direction for the Innovation Space in strategic alignment with the mission and goals of the HS/HSL.

Emerging Technologies

  • Develop and establish active education and outreach initiatives to familiarize students and faculty with emerging technologies. Evaluate technology effectiveness on a regular basis and refresh and revise for improvement and continued relevance.
  • Identify and develop use cases for new emerging technologies and tools that are relevant and beneficial to the HS/HSL and its users; perform needs assessment and design plans to implement those use cases.
  • Develop programs and events, building university‐wide awareness and knowledge regarding emerging technologies’ impact on, potential benefits for, and applications to health sciences in multiple formats best suited to the needs of the target audience.
  • Monitor and explore the use of new and emerging technologies in higher education and health sciences research and share the result with CATS and the other library staff on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate, as needed on HSHSL Center for Data and Bioinformation Services projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science
  • Familiarity with Web standards, relational databases, Web usability, and UX studies
  • Strong interest in and aptitude for technologies relevant to health sciences education and library services
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations and instruction to groups
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Commitment to self-directed learning for continuous professional development in technology skills and librarianship
  • Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in academic libraries
  • Experience developing training materials and delivering instruction
  • Working knowledge in using a 3D printer/scanner, 3D modeling software, and lendable technology.
  • Experience in data visualization and related tools Experience in conducting usability testing and UX studies
  • Experience in PHP or other server-side programming languages such as Python or Ruby
  • Experience with project management

Application Process:

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

Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, May 27 th , 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to provide robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library’s efforts in data sharing and in research data management, discovery, and access.

The Data Services Librarian is a member of the Data and Bioinformation Services Department. They will join a data services librarian and bioinformationist to become a core member of the Library’s Center for Data and Bioinformation Services (CDABS) . The librarian also collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL and with partners throughout the University. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Information Services. For more information about the HSHSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ .

The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consult with faculty, students, and staff about data aspects of research projects.
  • Develop and lead instructional programming on data-related topics and tools.
  • Assist researchers in locating and accessing open and secondary datasets for use in research.
  • Assist researchers with writing data management plans.
  • Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the discovery and management of research data.
  • Provide support for CDABS data visualization service.
  • Engage with University partners integrating research data services into academic programs and administrative units within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work).
  • Develop marketing strategies and initiatives, and conduct outreach activities promoting research collaboration and data sharing programs of the HSHSL.
  • Participate in the growth of the UMB Data Catalog by creating dataset records associated with UMB-related scholarly publications and engaging in outreach activities to UMB scholars.
  • Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Engage in professional development, service, and publication/presentation opportunities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools such as R, Python, SAS, SPSS or STATA.
  • Knowledge of the research data lifecycle and data management and sharing best practices.
  • Familiarity with appropriate data repositories and public data sets.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:

  • Experience with using a variety of data analysis, visualization, and mapping tools.
  • Experience with conducting quantitative or qualitative research and data analysis.
  • Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
  • Familiarity with data curation and preservation practices
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.

Application Process:

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

Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, April 29, 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

Seven Positions: Maryland

Position: Archives Technician
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $40,883 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. This position is part of the the Office of Research Services (R) at the National Archives and Records Administration. The incumbent follows accepted practices in resolving non-recurring problems and meeting deadlines; completed products are evaluated for effectiveness in meeting goals; extensive guidelines in the form of verbal instructions, manuals, and regulations are applied.

Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-7. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Provide reference service including reference search, re-file, interfile, copy, scan and redact information in various filing systems.
  • Arrange records according to established criteria and/or reviews records to provide input on how series of records should be arranged.
  • Assist archivist with preservation and rehabilitation projects.
  • Assist and prepare general description work and online catalog descriptions according to NARA lifecycle standards.
  • Assists in accessioning and disposal of all record types under the guidance of an archivist or archives specialist.

Position: Librarian (Instruction)
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

You will serve as a LIBRARIAN in the Learning Resource Center of UNIF SRVS UNI OF THE HLTH SCI.

Duties

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

Position: Coordinator of Branch Services
Location: Allegany County Library System
Salary: $34,235 – $51,360

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Coordinator of Branch Services supervises the Service Leaders and oversees and manages the delivery of services and activities of branch staff. The Coordinator of Branch Services supervises all branch operations so ACLS enriches and enhances the community through its spaces, services and partnerships. They work with Service Leaders and other departments to create and manage efficient and effective processes and workflows to carry out library functions. They work with Service Leaders and other departments to coordinate the delivery of optimum customer service and service processes. The Coordinator of Branch Services plays a pivotal role in coordinating the work of the branch staff so that events, activities, partnerships, and initiatives can be carried out and fulfill the intended goals of improving the lives of those in the communities we serve. The Coordinator of Branch Services is a vital part of the library administrative team and represents the public services staff and their perspective in strategic meetings.

Requirements: Master’s Degree OR Two years of experience in fields or trade related to management, district wide supervision, and/or library management. Must be able to successfully complete Library Associate Training Program and maintain certification. Proven history of working with and coordinating varied stakeholders and the ability to craft work plans that achieve results. Proven record of supervisory experience, delegation, and oversight.

Application Process: Submit a letter of interest and resume to Andrea Everett, Allegany County Library System, 31 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502 or email: aeverett@alleganycountylibrary.info

Special Requests: Come join the Allegany County Library System in Mountain Maryland. We are seeking to fill our Coordinator of Branch Services position to help us deliver community focused library services. This dynamic and friendly person will lead and guide our public services staff to expand their current efforts to achieve the library’s mission by engaging with our communities to learn what they need and how the library can help. Allegany County is an affordable and great place to live, work and play less than 2.5 hours from Baltimore/Washington as well as Pittsburgh. This position offers you the opportunity to use all your library and community building skills and witness the positive impact we can make. This position will be supported and energized by a creative and enthusiastic Leadership Team focused on the library system as the path to enrich and improve the community. Mountain Maryland offers 70,000 acres of majestic nature, internationally recognized bike trails, three centuries of American history, a diverse food, brewery, and winery scene, and an endless amount of outdoor adventure.

Closing Date: 8/30/2022

Position: Library Associate I – Outreach
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $42,120

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Outreach Services Department, located at the Westminster Branch, operates mobile library services vehicles and provides a variety of public services, including programming, technology assistance, information, and circulation, to meet the needs of the community. Under general supervision, this position may perform other duties as assigned.

At Carroll County Public Library, superior customer service is core to everything we do. This position ensures CCPL customers have the best experience possible no matter how they choose to contact us or what service they require. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.

Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree.
  2. Requires 90 contact hours of approved in-service training through Library Associate Training Institute (LATI) within first 2 years of employment or 9 hours of formal academic course work in library science.
  3. Valid class C driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Application Process: Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
Applications must be submitted online at https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 08/09/2022

Position: Children’s Services Supervisor I
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: $57,166 – $68,599

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary Children’s Supervisor for our Brunswick Branch Library.

Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth.

This professional management position assures that children, their families and caregivers experience the joy of reading in a friendly, creative and dynamic Children’s Department.

Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association accredited program.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 1 year in Children’s Services.
  • Minimum 1 year of work experience supervising and/or directing the work of others.
  • Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS degree, current certification must then be maintained.

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 4 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 1 year in Children’s Services.
  • Minimum 1 year of work experience supervising and/or directing the work of others.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable.
  • NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience.

Application Process: Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm, August 17, 2022. For complete job description and to apply go to www.frederickcountymd.gov

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 4:00 pm August 17, 2022

Position: Senior Librarian
Location: Montgomery County Public Libraries
Salary: $68,840 – $113,091

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: In this role you will:

  • Ensure delivery of excellent customer service by guiding staff and implementing policies and solving problems.
  • Serve as a member of a branch management team, participating in planning and organizing the work of the branch.
  • Lead or assist in leading the day-to-day operations of a library branch.
  • Serve as an on-site manager or assistant manager, supervising, training, evaluating as well as coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Develop, provide, and evaluate training to a diverse staff, throughout the Department.
  • Respond directly to customer concerns, suggestions, and complaints.
  • Serve on workgroups and committees designed to encourage communication and problem solving across all levels of the organization.

Requirements: You are:

  • Flexible, adaptable, and eager to implement change to better serve our communities.
  • Able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences through a variety of platforms.
  • Ready to grasp new technologies and train staff to use these technologies.
  • Comfortable developing, presenting, and evaluating training, virtually and in person.
  • An empathetic listener who enjoys understanding and responding to the needs of customers and staff.
  • Ready to understand the part your branch plays in the Department and the role the Department plays in County government.

You will need to have:

  • An MLS, MLIS or similar American Library Association accredited degree.
  • 4 years of professional library experience.

Application Process: Please use this link to Montgomery County’s Recruitment Page – https://mcpl.link/IRC55207

Special Requests:
Closing Date: August 17, 2022

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library
Salary: $49,292 – $56,582

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for adults and tracks related expenditures
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates specific programs and activities (both in the library and in the community) with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion based on the various needs and interests of our community
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening, and maintains familiarity with the adult, juvenile and young adult collections
  • Implements an annual summer reading program for adult readers
  • Uses technology to serve customers and to streamline workflow, and provides technology-related instruction to staff and customers
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for all ages utilizing all aspects of the Maker Space related equipment.
  • Creates an environment that attracts and invites customers to use the library’s collection and spaces
  • Assists customers at their point of need to find answers to a broad range of questions by using appropriate resources
  • In conjunction with the Branch Manager, selects adult materials for purchase in the assigned formats.
  • For the assigned formats, tracks collection development budget, communicates with cataloger and processes materials as needed, maintains and weeds collection, and reads current professional review sources
  • Performs all circulation related functions
  • Merchandises and promotes the library’s collection
  • Follows library procedures to open and close the building
  • Occasionally prepare the cash drawer and make bank deposits.
  • Understands and implements departmental, branch, and system policies and procedures
  • May serve as the librarian in charge and, in consultation with a circulation staff member, handle customer issues and respond to building problems with follow-up provided to branch manager
  • Must be able to meet scheduling requirements by arriving to work on time and staying until the end of one’s shift with ability to plan, prioritize, and accomplish tasks
  • Actively supports and adheres to the Staff Handbook for Queen Anne’s County Library
  • Ability to follow instructions and work effectively under minimal supervision
  • Must possess the knowledge and ability to effectively work in an environment that serves people of diverse ages, cultures, abilities, and skill levels
  • Must possess computer skills and be able to use different technologies to perform work duties and serve customers
  • Actively supports the library’s mission, vision, and strategic direction
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter and effectively solving problems, embracing change, and taking measured risks
  • Participates in or presents training and development opportunities, joins professional associations, and shares knowledge in the workplace, and completes job related continuing education requirements in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library Science and 2+ years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to obtain Professional Librarian certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Ability to work as part of a customer-focused team.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Archives Technician
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $40,883 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. This position is part of the the Office of Research Services (R) at the National Archives and Records Administration. The incumbent follows accepted practices in resolving non-recurring problems and meeting deadlines; completed products are evaluated for effectiveness in meeting goals; extensive guidelines in the form of verbal instructions, manuals, and regulations are applied.

Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-7. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Provide reference service including reference search, re-file, interfile, copy, scan and redact information in various filing systems.
  • Arrange records according to established criteria and/or reviews records to provide input on how series of records should be arranged.
  • Assist archivist with preservation and rehabilitation projects.
  • Assist and prepare general description work and online catalog descriptions according to NARA lifecycle standards.
  • Assists in accessioning and disposal of all record types under the guidance of an archivist or archives specialist.

Position: Supervisory Librarian, Head Reader Services
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Music Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012852.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

The Head, Reader Services Section and Performing Arts Reading Room is under the general direction of the Chief and Assistant Chief, who review and approve technical procedures, personnel recommendations, and work programs proposed. In other respects, the incumbent enjoys a high degree of independence in the direction of reader services in the Division. Participates in discussions, meetings and conferences with the Chief and Assistant Chief, and, as required, divisional and inter-divisional meetings concerning policies and procedures affecting reader services in the Performing Arts Reading Room (PARR). Meets regularly with Assistant Chief and Heads, Acquisition and Processing Section and Music Bibliographic Access Section, and the Digital Team to coordinate staff schedules and work assignments.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level or equivalent. 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. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations.

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 experts outside the agency, 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.

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the Library acquisitions program. Ensures the comprehensiveness and accessibility of Library collections. Independently makes extensive technical judgments regarding Library operations. Evaluates offers of gifts for compatibility with Library acquisition policies and recommends acceptance or rejection. Selects experts to represent the Library at auction sales.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including top management, in wide reaching decision making procedures. Assumes the role as an authority in training program management. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations. Solves problems in particularly difficult circumstances. Plans new or significantly updated methods of training, incorporating the latest in information technology. Develops protocols applicable to the program. Prepares instructor manuals, technical manuals, training manuals, or user manuals. Edits written products prepared by others. Prepares statistical information in support of the needs of the program. Coordinates logistics of training planning. Analyzes training needs. Troubleshoots problems within the training program.

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

Position: Reference & Information Research Librarian
Location: IceMiller

Summary

Accepting Remote Candidates

The Reference and Information Research Librarian is responsible for performing research and reference for attorneys, paralegals and professional staff; supports technical and special projects of the KM & Library Services department; assist users and practice groups in accessing electronic resources and developing instructional resources in support of lawyers, administrative professionals and the department. Candidates must be capable of working in a fast paced environment with time sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position. Attention to detail, responsiveness and excellent customer service are critical in this position, which reports to the Director of Knowledge Management & Information Research.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide reference & research services to attorneys, paralegals & assistants
  • Coordinate interlibrary loan efforts for articles and books not housed at the Firm primarily via OCLC.
  • Add new and remove departed users from online subscriptions in compliance with our policies
  • Trouble shoot connectivity issues for users with online resources
  • Assist in processing NBI research and requests, as needed.
  • Create and maintain custom searches in Westlaw and Vable News Aggregator
  • Support electronic projects as needed for the Library & Knowledge Services Department
  • Maintain the Library’s web presence on the Firm’s intranet including the publication of job aids, quick reference guides & library instruction, link validation
  • Monitors legislative/regulatory developments, industry/client news, events or topics in support of practice group initiatives.
  • Provide key electronic resources for the purpose of collection development, reference, and current case awareness initiatives across the Firm
  • All other responsibilities as required

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Sciences required; or equivalent combination of education and at least 3 years of experience with implementation of technology.
  • Strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.
  • Proficiency with major legal and business research platforms, public records resources, competitive intelligence tools, and state and federal legal information.
  • Experience with standard legal resources, such as Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, Practical Law, VitalLaw, Pacer and other related subscription services.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of the litigation process.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Ability to work effectively work with co-workers in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Responsive, service-oriented, and able to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities and project criteria while managing multiple projects.
  • Ability to work under time constraints and in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in handling highly confidential information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

Candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the United States. In addition, candidates must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, except those who have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Branch Manager I
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $50,544 – $87,210

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Professional level work in providing library services including reference, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages. Work requires maintaining considerable expertise in the use of information technology including, but not limited to, databases, email, downloadable e-books, e-audio and the internet. Acts as part of branch’s management team and assists in the management of branch operations and the supervision of branch staff. May assume responsibility for branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of Branch Manager.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree and three year’s work experience in a library or educational setting. One year of supervisory experience.

Special Requirement for non-MLS candidates: Completion of Library Associate Training Institute within two years following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science or master’s degree in related field and one year of work experience in library or educational setting. One year of supervisory experience. Spanish language skills.

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

Application Process: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page. Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., August 5, 2022.

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 08/05/2022

Position: Programming & Outreach Coordinator Multicultural Community Engagement
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $50,544 – $87,210

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: This is varied professional work providing programming and outreach to the public of all ages. This position includes providing outreach to targeted populations and working on system-wide projects. Incumbent may participate at a system level in training, planning and other committee activities or projects.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with Bachelor’s degree awarded with two years of experience working in a library and/or educational setting. Two years of supervisory experience preferred.

Necessary Special Requirement: Completion of Library Associate Training Institute within two years of hire; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 contact hours of training every 5 years. Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish is required. Valid driver’s license which is not suspended or revoked. AACPL will have your driving record reviewed as a requirement of our insurance carrier.

Application Process: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page. Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., August 22, 2022.

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 08/22/2022

Position: Branch Manager
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS)

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: PGCMLS is currently seeking candidates to fill Branch Manager positions at multiple locations. Branch Managers are responsible for oversight of daily branch operations and supervising professional and paraprofessional staff. Successful candidates will have excellent communication skills that include writing, coaching, and presenting, creativity, and demonstrated values that support diversity and inclusion.

Requirements: Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. Three to five years of professional library experience including three years of supervisory experience. Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate upon hire or within six months of hire. Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and methods. Knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of public library services, customer service, technology, information services, adult services, youth services, as assigned. Strong written and verbal communication as well as customer service skills. Excellent organization, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Flexible and adaptable to change. Ability to work in a labor/management environment.
Candidates selected for hire will be required to work some evenings and weekends.

Application Process: To be considered for these vacancies, visit: http://www.pgcmls.info and complete an online application. PGCMLS Branch Manager

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Market Intelligence Analyst
Location: DLA Piper

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law. Job applicant poster viewing center.

DLA Piper LLP (US) has a COVID vaccine policy, and this position may require in-office presence. Request for reasonable accommodations may be considered in accordance with applicable laws.

DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results oriented people who enjoy working in a fast paced environment and have exceptional problem solving skills.

If you are a highly talented Market Intelligence Analyst, we want to hear from you!

This position can sit in our Sacramento, Atlanta, Austin, Albany, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh, Tampa or Wilmington office.

The work schedule will be 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM (PST).

The Competitive Intelligence team crafts custom-made research dossiers that analyze client and prospective client businesses in-depth, giving our lawyers critical insight into the client’s legal and business needs along with a competitive edge in the legal market. With a deep understanding of global business and legal issues, the team understands how to hone in on and then explain key data points to provide studies that are high level and information-rich. Work done by this team has consistently proven instrumental for winning new business.

Our team offers a collegial, fast-paced, and challenging environment, continuous career growth, and access to the most innovative knowledge resources and platforms. The effectiveness of our work is immediate and clear. Researchers will swiftly see how their work enhances our business development and contributes to the success of the firm.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years’ experience in research or knowledge services
  • Strong analytical skills to gather, analyze, and interpret a variety of data
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills required to interact with staff of all levels
  • Experience conducting online research using various business and legal research platforms
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or related field
  • Knowledge of the legal market and competitors
  • Market Research Experience

What will your day look like?
You will be responsible for conducting extensive research on current and potential clients, in addition to key industries, competitors, and new markets. In this role, you will identify market trends, industry developments, client movements and other relevant client news in an effort to provide information for the firm’s marketing department and attorney client teams. You will analyze the firm’s clients, prospects, key industries serviced, competitors and identify new markets. You are additionally responsible for client pitches and provide information needed for RFPs. You will analyze search results, compile reports and provide a written executive summary. You are responsible for providing critical information to the firm’s business development and competitive advantage initiatives. You will assist management with developing a highly functioning global competitive intelligence research and business analysis group by contributing ideas, suggestions, and using information and tools not typically found in a law firm.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website.

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

Agency applications will not be considered.

Position: Librarian I – Circulation & Reference Librarian
Location: Caroline County Public Library
Salary: $45,000 – $50,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Essential Functions- Provides frontline customer service at all three (3) CCPL locations; Provides detailed reference and referral services; Assists with collection maintenance, including shelving, shelf reading and weeding; Assists customers with computers and other equipment; Educates customers on library technology, resources and services; Assists with opening and closing procedures; Performs other duties as assigned.

CIRCULATION & REFERENCE MANAGER: Oversees, tracks, and resolves individual circulation-related customer issues. Oversees the day-to-day operations of circulation and reference services at the Central Library. Supervises assigned library staff, establishing and overseeing assignments and the division of work. Helps maintain a circulation procedure handbook. Helps develop and update library policies, procedures and training documentation. Processes all assigned circulation and collection reports. Oversees customer service, reference/information training. Works with administration and other managers to develop and implement department or branch goals within overall system goals. Maintains an accurate and up to date patron database. Participates on the hiring team as needed. Works with Office Manager to ensure adequate public services supplies. Assists with collection development as assigned.

Additional Functions: May contribute to library programming and/or outreach. May serve as liaison with local and state organizations. May write grants for public and nonprofit funding and seek corporate sponsorship to help fund library resources, programs and services. May assist with adult summer reading. May contribute to library programming and/or outreach.

Requirements: Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. Possess a Maryland Class “C” driver’s license or an equivalent from another state. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. High level of computer proficiency, including familiarity with both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Preferred Qualifications: Library experience; Supervisory experience. Familiarity with Polaris ILS. Customer service experience.

Application Process: Please view complete job announcement, position description, and application instructions at https://www.carolib.org/careers-at-the-library

Special Requests: Closing Date: 8/20/2022

Position: Children’s Services Supervisor I
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: $57,166 – $68,599

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association accredited program.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 1 year in Children’s Services.
  • Minimum 1 year of work experience supervising and/or directing the work of others.
  • Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS degree, current certification must then be maintained.

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 4 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 1 year in Children’s Services.
  • Minimum 1 year of work experience supervising and/or directing the work of others.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable.
  • NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience

Application Process: Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm July 25, 2022. For complete job description and to apply go to www.frederickcountymd.gov

Special Requests: Closing Date: 4:00 pm July 25, 2022

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Nimitz Library, Naval Academy
Salary: $50,643 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

You will serve as a LIBRARY TECHNICIAN in the Systems & Materials Processing Department in the Nimitz Library of NAVAL ACADEMY.

GS-08 Salary Range: $56,086-$72,907
GS-07 Salary Range: $50,643-$65,831

Duties

  • You will perform cataloging/metadata primarily using the Library’s enterprise information system and a cloud-based metadata collaborative (OCLC).
  • You will manipulate records for a wide variety of library materials in various formats, including but not limited to, streaming media, digitized primary sources, born electronic material, and a variety of periodicals/serials continuously used.
  • You will approve invoices within the Library’s enterprise information system and coordinate payment with Nimitz, Academic Cost Center, and Comptroller financial personnel.
  • You will utilize interlibrary borrowing/loaning information system to obtain research materials and/or lend material to other researchers upon request.

Position: Regional Manager
Location: Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $98,881

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

Under the general direction of the Chief Customer Experience Officer, provides operational, strategic and administrative leadership to one service region (Western, Central or Eastern). Works collaboratively with other Regional Managers to ensure the provision of high-quality, customer-focused library services, operational continuity and efficiency, effective allocation of resources and consistency within and across branches and regions. In collaboration with and in support of administrative staff, advises, recommends, develops, plans for and implements public service policies, organizational initiatives and strategic priorities. May represent BCPL through active involvement with external committees and partners.

  • Recruits, trains, supervises, develops and coaches Library Managers in assigned region
  • Guides and supports Library Managers in development, coordination and implementation of branch and system goals, strategies and work plans. Works in collaboration with Library Managers within assigned region to study branch data analytics and community demographics, gain an understanding of community needs, evaluate branch performance and community impact and identify opportunities for enhancement or improvement
  • Provides direction and counsel to branches within assigned region on all aspects of operations, including facilities, provision of services, quality of service, addressing customer complaints and interpretation and compliance with policies. Responds to and resolves escalated customer service inquiries and issues
  • Provides oversight and guidance, in alignment with Human Resources, on personnel training and performance in branches within assigned region
  • Reviews and approves large purchase requests from branches within assigned region
  • Provides support to Chief Operations Officer and Library Manager during branch renovation and building projects
  • Facilitates regular meetings of Library Managers, Assistant Library Managers, Circulation Services Managers, and other key positions
  • May recruit, train, supervise, develop and coach Security Coordinator

Requirements

  • MLS from an ALA accredited school
  • Comprehensive knowledge of library operations acquired through eight (8) years of progressively responsible work experience in a public library
  • Five (5) years of supervisory experience
  • Have or be able to secure Maryland State Department of Education Professional Librarian Certification
  • Must have access to transportation, as needed, to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, including meetings, events and activities at other branch locations or offsite
  • Must be able to use computer for extended periods of time

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Coordinator
Location: Groom Law Group, Chartered

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Overview

Reporting to the Librarian, the Library Coordinator will be primarily responsible for supporting the daily budgetary operations of the department, providing reference assistance to the library’s patrons, and generally maintaining order of the law library and its materials.

Responsibilities

  • Check in mail and serials, process new library materials, and withdraw and circulate items upon request
  • Perform routine basic copy cataloging and update records in the online catalog
  • Track and prepare payment of library vendor invoices
  • Assist with maintenance of the library’s integrated library system and intranet pages
  • Coordinate scheduling of vendor training sessions for attorneys and paralegals
  • Monitor and circulate electronic alerts
  • Assist with resource ID and password management
  • Perform basic legal research and ready reference functions using online and print resources
  • Other projects as assigned by the Librarian

Qualifications

  • Two- or four-year college degree preferred
  • Law library experience preferred; other legal or library experience strongly considered
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Proficiency in general library collection organization, including basic understanding of Library of Congress cataloging system
  • Familiarity with legal research platforms such as Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, VitalLaw, or Hein Online is a plus

Competencies

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, meet deadlines, and respond to changing priorities

Location: Washington, DC

See the full job description and apply at: https://careers-groom.icims.com/jobs/1066/library-coordinator/job

Position: Digital Projects Coordinator
Location: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is seeking an experienced digital projects coordinator in our Library to manage updates to our digital resources and in-house digitization program.

The Society’s national headquarter complex includes the DAR Library, one of the nation’s premier genealogical research centers, and is ranked as one of the most important national institutions based on the uniqueness of sources. Many thousands of volumes of genealogical compilations, record abstracts, and other materials such as family histories, cemetery record transcriptions, and Bible records are available only at the DAR Library.

This person will work with the other library staff to improve our patron services and help craft a long-term strategy to expand online access to the DAR library’s collection.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Plans and develops the DAR Library’s online tools and reference outreach.
  • Evaluates and advises on existing resources and plans for future additions to digital collections and infrastructure needs.
  • Manages the intake, processing, cataloging, digitization and indexing of books, genealogical records, and other materials into the digital collections.
  • Oversees Library digitization projects and manages metadata creation and maintenance.
  • May perform digitization in-house but will also work with external vendors on projects.
  • Assists researchers at the Reference Desk as needed.
  • Tracks donations of materials.

This position is currently not able to work a remote schedule.

For more information about the DAR Library and other programs and activities please visit our website at www.dar.org.

Submission Requirements:

Only candidates that submit a COVER LETTER and RESUME outlining your qualifications and skills for the position will be considered further.

Qualifications:

Education:

MLS degree in Library Science/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 2-4 years of relevant library experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Relevant technical skills, including facility with metadata standards (e.g., MARC, EAD, Dublin Core), taxonomies, digital information management, and repository platforms.
  • Background and/or experience in American genealogical research and sources preferable.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and a strong ability to adapt to specialized programs and databases.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent planning, analytical, and organizational skills.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Outreach and First Year Librarian
Location: United States Naval Academy

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Are you interested in working with an accomplished and motivated student body? Would you like to collaborate with colleagues at a top tier liberal arts college with a unique culture? Does living in a historic capital city on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay sound appealing? Please consider applying for the Outreach and First Year Librarian position at the United States Naval Academy’s Nimitz Library!

The Outreach and First Year Librarian will coordinate targeted programs and information literacy instruction for first year students, lead outreach efforts for Nimitz Library, and provide general research assistance to the U.S. Naval Academy community. For more information and to apply:

https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/Librarian-AY22.php

Position: Librarian II, Children’s
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $50,013 – $60,785

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Pratt Library is looking for a an energetic and creative Librarian II, Children’s Services, for the Neighborhood Library Services Division.

Under the direction of the Branch Manager and in consultation with the Coordinator of Children’s Services, the Librarian II will administer services to children and young adults.

The Librarian II, Children’s Specialist:

Plans, organizes, and directs the work of the children’s department, interprets policy relative to the provision of library service to children.

Trains, develops, supervises, and evaluates children’s librarians assigned to the location.
Assist with the training of new children’s services staff for the library.

Oversees programs for children in providing system-wide children’s programs.

Promotes library services to area schools, organizations, and community groups.

Advises and aids customers in the selection and use of children’s books, children’s materials and databases at the branch location.

In consultation with Collection Management, monitors and maintains the materials collection for children.

Keeps abreast of current development in children’s services as well as public demands and interests.

Attends professional and general meetings; serves on staff and professional committees; chairs committees of professional librarians in support of children’s programs; assists the Branch Manager in the management of financial and programming support from donors.

Requirements

A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). Maryland Certification in Library Science.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Minimum of three years of successful library experience, including experience in children’s services as well as some supervisory experience.

Knowledge of children’s literature, an awareness of child development, and related “best practices” in the provision of library services to children.

Ability to provide effective leadership and supervision for staff; skill in human services; ability to make long-range plans; understanding of library/community relationships; and an ability to interpret and promote them to organized and informal groups.

Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Position: Technology Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an enthusiastic problem-solver and collaborative Technology Librarian to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position manages the library’s educational technologies including makerspace; develops LNDL’s website; collaboratively leads the Library’s digital scholarship program; and supports the technology needs of library staff. The Technology Librarian is highly engaged with faculty and staff, creating partnerships and piloting new services that expand pedagogical support and develop a community of makers. This position will be supported by institutional relationships with the universities’ information technology (IT) departments and consortial relationships with the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). The position reports to the Assistant Director of Research & Technology Services, supervises full-time staff and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s technology budget.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated experience fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Technology Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities

  • Engage with faculty to explore and implement creative uses of technology that enhance teaching, learning, and research.
  • Manage technology services unit staff.
  • Lead the acquisition of educational and operational technologies to support the needs of a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Manage technology services budget.
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
  • Work closely with the IT departments of both universities and outside partners to develop and maintain technological infrastructure and support future technology initiatives and digital services.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Experience analyzing and adapting services, spaces, or technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and assess emerging trends;
  • Recent experience managing hardware and software;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in motivating and leading library or technology staff;
  • Comfortable with navigating a Linux environment using command line;
  • Familiar with creating and/or advising digital scholarship projects using Omeka, WordPress, ArcGIS, or other web tools and platforms;
  • Familiarity with authentication and web security protocols such as EZproxy, OpenAthens, Shibboleth, LDAP, and SSL;
  • Fluent with HTML and web scripting languages;
  • Experience working within a library consortium.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Technology Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

Eleven Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Archivist
Location: National Gallery of Art
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The incumbent is responsible for supporting the Gallery Archives program. Assists with preserving records in all physical forms, and interpreting Gallery history through various communication channels including the internet. Requires the application of professional archival methods in arranging, preserving, and describing records. Knowledge and experience represented by an advanced degree in archives and information services, and American history through undergraduate or graduate studies.

Duties

As the Archivist, you will:

  • Perform a range of core preservation, arrangement, descriptive, and metadata tasks to ensure the long-term viability of archival collections and to make the materials discoverable to internal and external researchers.
  • Assist with appraising, surveying, and transferring analog and born-digital records from Gallery offices to the possession of Gallery Archives using established records disposition schedules and tools.
  • Provide reference services for internal and external persons seeking historical or other museum information, following Archives policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for ordering and maintaining office and special archival supplies; serves as department’s purchase card holder; maintains department’s extensive subject and research files, and other support activities as assigned.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: U.S. Courts
Salary: $74,950 – $116,718

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims is seeking a Law Librarian to support the work of the Court. As a court of record, the Court is part of the United States judiciary and not part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The laws creating and establishing the Court are codified in chapter 72 of title 38, United States Code. The Court has exclusive jurisdiction over decisions of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board or BVA).

Duties

The Court reviews Board decisions appealed by claimants who believe the Board erred in its decision. The Court’s review of Board decisions is based on the record before the agency and arguments of the parties, which are presented in a written brief, with oral argument generally held only in cases presenting new legal issues.

The Librarian performs duties and has responsibilities such as the following:

  • Oversees technical services: acquisitions, cataloging, classification, and materials processing.
  • Maintains Court inventory of law books, subscriptions, and chambers book collections. Purge obsolete and/or unwanted resources, while remaining in compliance of federal and local regulations and policies.
  • Selects and acquires library materials, including print and electronic information resources to meet the needs of the Court and establishes relationships with library service vendors.
  • Provides research, reference, and consultation services for the judges and other Court personnel.
  • Assists and instructs Court personnel with computer searches and library research methods.
  • Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs and schedules Westlaw and Lexis training sessions.
  • Manages an interlibrary loan program through personal contact with the Library of Congress and other federal libraries in DC. (The library does not participate in OCLC/ILIAD.)
  • Maintains an online integrated library catalog system which is accessible to Court personnel. The library currently uses SirsiDynix, which houses and updates the Court’s system on their servers.
  • Manually upload Court decisions/opinions to files for inclusion on the Court’s website.
  • Serves as the liaison with Westlaw and Lexis, trouble-shooting any problems with the publication of the Court’s documents.
  • Participates in library networks, initiates and maintains professional contacts with other librarians to provide the fullest possible range of research materials to judges and other court staff.
  • Develops and justifies the library’s annual budget.
  • Participate in managing and maintaining the content of the CAVC internet and intranet websites. Develop, format, write and/or edit new and existing webpage content.

Complexity

The tasks performed vary daily and cover a broad range of library functions. The incumbent independently makes decisions based on thorough knowledge of the profession and the library’s policies, practices, and judicial needs.

Organizational Relationships

The Librarian interacts primarily with judges, chambers staff, and the legal staff for the purpose of providing legal research or other library services. The incumbent also has contact with others including the finance, administrative, and support staff. Contacts within and outside the Court are made to seek, exchange, and provide information.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Government Publishing Office
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

GPO employees possess a diverse array of talent in many administrative fields and trades. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. If you are an energetic, inventive individual looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career opportunity, GPO may be the place for you.

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

Duties

  • Serve as Supervisor for the Outreach and User Support team responsible for providing consultations, customer service and customer training for products and services.
  • Leads the strategic planning, development, and operational direction and oversight of outreach and user support services;
  • Administers a consultation and on-site training program which will provide technical support and best practices direction for FDLP member depository operations.
  • Develops and implements business processes and improved, updated operating methods to facilitate the satisfactory completion of the work performed.
  • Establishes and implements policy direction for the Outreach and User Support team. Plans overall work o9f the team, setting priorities and establishing objectives.
  • Restructures and reorients the long-range goals and objectives of FDSS to more effectively and efficiently provide consulting, training, and support services to the depository library community.
  • Attends professional conferences and meetings to maintain and enhance level of knowledge related to the library community needs and operations fo the FDLP.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Discovery and Preservation Services is seeking a Librarian for the Southeast Europe Section, Germanic and Slavic Division of the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate. This position reports directly to the head of the section. This is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger.

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $40,883 – $53,147

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Mexico, Central America & Caribbean Section, African, Latin American & Western European Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 128316.
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.

Duties

The Federal Library and Information Center (FEDLINK) is an interagency organization of federal agencies established originally as the Federal Library Committee by the Librarian of Congress, at the behest of federal librarians and the Office of Management and Budget (The Bureau of the Budget). FEDLINK’s purpose is to foster excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation FEDLINK also serves as a forum for discussion of federal library and information policies, programs, and procedures to help inform Congress, federal agencies, and others concerned with library and information centers. FEDLINK serves over 1,000 federal libraries and information centers as their purchasing, training and resource-sharing consortium. Using FEDLINK contracts, federal libraries, information centers and other offices obtain services directly from commercial sources, including electronic databases; cataloging, interlibrary loan, acquisitions, and serials control support from bibliographic utilities; ordering services of book jobbers and serials subscription agencies. The FEDLINK network also functions as a center for evaluating new library technologies. FEDLINK Network Operations (FNO) serves as the technical program office for FEDLINK, and provides staff support for program activities. FNO advises and assists FEDLINK members in the procurement and use of library-oriented commercial systems, software, services and publications. FNO provides technical support for FEDLINK’s procurement program for information services and publications by preparing technical specifications, solicitations and other contract documents; coordinating technical review panels for vendor proposals; and serving as the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representatives. FNO supports a broad range of informational and educational programs including training and demonstrations of library and information services, technology and best practices, for the benefit of U.S. Federal libraries throughout the world.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, cooperative partners, and other specialists in order to establish contracts and share information as well as to coordinate processes within FEDLINK and between FEDLINK and its partner companies and customer agencies. As a consultant, recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Regularly explains technical information to individuals or groups. Conducts workshops and orientation sessions for staff and visitors. Represents the organization at conferences, seminars and exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development and to represent FEDLINK and its membership. Serves as a liaison with companies in a specific subject area or areas, e.g. cataloging, Interlibrary Loan, or reference services. As assigned, serves as liaison to FEDLINK working groups, e.g. the FEDLINK Education Working Group; serves on other LC committees or task forces as the work requires.

Organizes and coordinates assignments that involve complex and novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements. Uses initiative and resourcefulness to deviate from or extend accepted methods, techniques, and practices. Recommends solutions or resolves important issues when precedents do not apply. Recommends new companies and service areas for the FEDLINK program. Revises existing technical specifications for statements of work to reflect changes in technology and practices. Serves as Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative for one or more areas of FEDLINK services, and as chair of technical panels evaluating proposals from vendors of library services. Identifies areas for improvement in established methods. Develops and shares new information sources. Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of requests. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts.

Writes and/or edits materials of a highly complex subject matter utilizing an extensive knowledge of a subject area to provide accurate interpretation and explanation of the subject. Analyzes and reviews the preparation and organization of complex projects. Performs the review of the preparation and processing for the final material being produced. Provides technical guidance and trains new staff or interns in processing large and difficult projects.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $40,883 – $53,147

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Mexico, Central America & Caribbean Section, African, Latin American & Western European Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 128316.
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.

Duties

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control. A foreign language may be required for this position depending on the geographical area for which functions are being performed. For example, staff processing and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language.

Follows well-established procedures and specific instructions from the supervisor, and uses a variety of interrelated steps and procedures, to order and process different types of library materials from different acquisition sources. Performs rudimentary searches of reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases. Receives, inspects, and processes library material in all formats received from all sources (governmental, exchange, gift, purchase). Learns to prepare acquisition acknowledgment letters. Assists in determining material that needs to be claimed and learns to issue appropriate claims to suppliers. Learns to process cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records. Records receipts for specific types of serials, such as inkprint periodicals, on the appropriate entry in online or manual files. Learns to check in serials in other formats (e.g., bound volumes, microforms, CDROMs). Open, sorts, and processes incoming mail, including regular, registered, certified and freight mail. Stamps materials with the appropriate acquisition stamp and date. Promptly forwards misrouted mail to its correct destination. Assures prompt delivery of time-sensitive mail. Maintains supplies and performs basic equipment maintenance. Shelflists materials under close supervision, using standard tools and according to established procedures. Consults the shelflist or the appropriate classification schedule to verify whether the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Completes the subclassification, and establishes the elements of the location symbol to the point at which the call number for each item is unique or places it in conflict with neighboring items. Corrects or updates bibliographic data when needed. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Updates and inputs data and records based on annotations prepared by senior staff. Adds copies to the database, transcribes the correct call number in the item, adds holdings to the file, and assigns copies to the reference or custodial collections. Receives training in content designation for newly created and updated bibliographic records. With the assistance of a designated trainer, learns to perform database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Also works with a trainer to learn to create and revise bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Refers problems and items needing authority work to senior staff.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Using large bibliographic databases, receives and sorts materials into bound and unbound categories. Checks in materials. Prepares materials for digital conversion or binding. Attaches call numbers. Disposes of items not considered useful for library programs.

Orients and provides information to patrons about specialized programs, reader registration procedures, physical layout, and directions to other library locations. Answers routine directional questions. Assists readers in using computerized searching tools. Assists patrons participating with library programs. Verifies the credentials of all visitors and monitors users to make sure they select from proper stacks of materials based on their eligibility. Maintains a high degree of tact and courtesy in dealing with visitors.

Searches and retrieves items from collections that are needed by patrons. Organizes data into a catalog record as prescribed by the appropriate rules for varying levels of cataloging and inputs the data online. Inputs data, such as completed call number and the technician’s charge online. Proofs records to ensure the correct tag sequence order. Performs routine searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data in support of various library functions for acquisitions and cataloging. Efficiently searches specialized online databases, such as library-related databases including LC/ILS, ISSN, and OCLC to locate records for material in hand.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Description

This position is located in the Benelux, France and Italy Section, African, Latin American and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Associate Librarian for Researcher and Collections Services
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $135,468 – $203,700

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Are you interested in leading collections and research services at the Library of Congress through exciting and transformational change? Do you have significant experience in leading collections and/or research/reference services at a research library or cultural heritage organization?

The Library seeks an experienced leader to serve as the Associate Librarian for Researcher & Collections Services (AL-RCS). The AL-RCS provides leadership to ensure the quality development of the collections acquired by the Library through multiple acquisition streams (purchase, gift, copyright deposit, web archiving, open content, and exchange) and develops, effective, innovative, and equitable means for researchers to use them. Collections included under the scope of the AL-RCS include those within the Library’s Special Collections Directorate, General and International Collections Directorate, and National Audio Visual Conservation Center. The AL-RCS provides leadership and direction for a comprehensive, inclusive collection strategy for the Library’s national collection in all formats.

Leading over 550 dedicated RCS employees, as well as working closely with colleagues throughout the Library Collections & Services Group and Library-wide, the next AL-RCS will have an important opportunity to build and shape the future of the Library’s collections, as well as access to them. The incumbent will work closely with the Associate Librarian for Discovery & Preservation Services to organize, digitize and make information accessible, and to enrich the online and offsite user experience in support of traditional and evolving forms of research. Under the leadership of the AL-RCS, the service unit is responsible for increasing public awareness of the Library as a scholarly and cultural institution through communications and products promoting the knowledge and usefulness of the Library and scholarly resources; and for broadening the knowledge and use of Library resources.

The Library will be hosting an information session on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 (1PM-2PM EST) to provide an overview of the position, the Library Collections & Services Group in which it is seated, the executive leadership aspects of the position, as well as general information about applying for Library of Congress positions. A question and answer period will be included. Attendees may join the session anonymously. The session will also be recorded and with the information available to all potential applicants until the position closes. Link for the session, as well as the recording once available is: https://www.loc.gov/careers/working-at-the-library/career-showcase/

Duties:

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the service unit. Is primarily responsible for the direction and management of large-scale operations to efficiently and effectively achieve specified goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations. Initiates, modifies, recommends, or discontinues such actions as appropriate. Plays a lead role in defining and articulating the content of the Library’s collections to the Congress and the broader scholarly, creative, and library communities.

Responsible for the Library collections budget, collection development and management, excluding Law Library collections. Provides leadership, strategic direction, and support for the development, assessment, and evaluation of the collections, including acquisitions, collection strategies, and modes of discovery necessary to enable access to all materials.

Administers and directs Library services for all authorized users, including researcher engagement services, as well as congressional loan and inter-library loan. Services include, but are not limited to managing general and special collections reading rooms (excluding the Law Library), supporting research and reference inquiries information requests from the general public through a number of in-person and online platforms, working with congressional offices, and the provision of Library cards to authorized users.

Collaboratively establishes goals and objectives for the area and develops, evaluates, and continually improves programs and services.

Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with professional peers internationally, Library or service unit management and officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of the Library.
Serves on the Executive Committee of the Library, representing and communicates the status of different work activities and efforts. Reports regularly on the effectiveness of specific programs.

Responsible for the formulation and administration of policies affecting the mission of the Library. Develops, evaluates, and implements policy for agency-wide programs. Explores and prepares long- range development plans, as well as short-term strategies.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst/Legal Researcher
Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Sr. Research Analyst/Legal Researcher:

Steptoe, an AmLaw100 firm, is seeking an experienced researcher to join its highly collaborative Research & Information Services Department. As a member of our professional research team, this position will support ongoing cases and business development initiatives, working with attorneys and staff in all firm departments. We are looking for a skilled and creative researcher—an individual with demonstrated expertise using general CALR services, specialized databases, analytic platforms, and docketing, news, and open web sources. Substantive knowledge of the law and legal bibliography is required, as are strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize and concisely deliver complex results. Other responsibilities will include providing current awareness services, and participating in training programs and knowledge initiatives. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and document management systems is required. Minimum qualifications include a four year degree, at least five years of substantive research experience, a JD or MLS (both degrees preferred), and a commitment to customer service. The position assumes the ability to work remotely in a fast-paced hybrid environment, both collaboratively with other researchers and independently.

Please apply here: https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=410

The ideal candidate will be based in the firm’s DC office, but we may consider applicants who can reside in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, or New York office.

Must be able to comply with all safety requirements in our workplace which may include provision of proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 and adherence to other safety protocols implemented.
Steptoe is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Research Analyst

Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a Washington, DC-based Am Law 100 law firm, is seeking a Research Analyst to join its Research & Information Services Department. The position is based in the Washington, DC office.

The Research Analyst will be responsible for incoming reference and research requests, and will participate in the general professional research services program of the Department.

Responsibilities

  • Perform legal and legislative research in support of the firm’s diverse practices, ensuring that questions and projects are understood, that best sources are consulted, and that research is conducted cost efficiently and effectively.
  • Perform non-legal, factual background research – on corporations, industries, individuals, events, etc. – cost efficiently in support of cases and firm matters.
  • Analyze research results and exercise professional judgment about relevance of research materials and their inclusion in the results delivered to requesting attorneys.
  • Communicate results in a targeted, concise response (oral or written), appropriate to each particular request.
  • Participate in additional departmental initiatives including monitoring and current awareness service, training of attorneys and staff, collection and database evaluation, and other special projects as needed.
  • Provide deliverables to clients, directly, on request, including newsletters and regular updates.
  • Operate successfully as a member of the RIS team, working on projects both independently and jointly, as appropriate; delegating secondary tasks to paraprofessionals; offering assistance and guidance where necessary; and following departmental protocols and policies.
  • Participate in the shared rotation of reference duties.

Qualifications

  • Master’s in Library Science or equivalent work experience.
  • JD preferred.
  • Knowledge of standard legal research and specialized sources.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Success Factors

  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Self-management skills.
  • Intellectual curiosity

Work Environment

  • Non-smoking environment.
  • Able to work in a hybrid work environment. Two days a week in the office from 9:00 – 5:30pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Must be available to work beyond regular hours, including some weekends and evenings
  • Must be accessible remotely.
  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines and stressful situations
  • Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds
  • Must be able to comply with all safety requirements in our workplace, which may include provision of proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 and adherence to other safety protocols implemented

Please apply here: https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReApplicantEmail.aspx?Tag=c7a0d5a6-2d4a-479b-a92a-8fb256d69afa

Steptoe & Johnson LLP is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any basis proscribed by applicable statutes.

Position: Acquisitions Librarian
Location: Folger Shakespeare Library
Salary: $70,000 – $80,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is seeking a creative, collaborative, and experienced Acquisitions Librarian to join its Collections team. Under the supervision of the Associate Librarian for Collection Care and Development, this individualwill be responsible for the management andleadership of the Acquisitions Department, whichadministersa robust acquisition program of both antiquarian and secondary research material,including electronic resources.

The Acquisitions Librarian (AL)will provide supervision and training forAcquisitions staff members andwork closely withother units and teams.They will coordinate and monitor the activities of the Acquisitions group, actas the primary point of contact for logistics, and shape acquisition models and create workflows to efficiently acquire specialized andelectronic resources.

The AL will also ensure that the Acquisitions group has the right working tools, and identify needs for new ones. As a key member of the Collections Care and Development team, the AL will serve on local and national committees, participate in continued professional development, and be expected to develop and maintain relationships with vendors and colleagues to support the Folger’s mission through the enhancement of our collection.

The Folger Shakespeare Library hasone ofthe world’s largest collectionsof materials relating to Shakespeare and his works, from the 16th century to the present day, as well as a world-renowned collection of books, manuscripts, and prints fromthe1500s to the early 1700s.The collections include about 260,000 printed books; 60,000 manuscripts; 90,000 prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and other works of art; and a wealth of performance history, from a quarter of a million playbills to films, recordings, and stage costumes.

In addition to the rare materials collection,itholdsa collection ofover 100,000 monographs and periodicals published between the 1830s and today, as well as electronic resources related to the understanding and interpretation of Shakespeare, his works and impact, and the early modern world.

The standard schedule for this role is Monday-Friday, 8:45am-4:45pm, which is a 35-hour workweek with an hour unpaid lunch daily. This position is currently remote and will ultimately transition to an onsite role.

Pandemic response: All staff, contractors, and visitors working or visiting onsite are required to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and furnish proof of vaccination (unless they have received a medical or religious exemption). Masks are required in all shared and public spaces onsite.

Compensation:

This is a monthly-paid salaried position, with a range of $70,000-$80,000.
Total compensation includes paid time off and an extensive benefits plan, including fully-covered health, dental, and vision insurance, and a generous 403(b) match, outlined at https://www.folger.edu/employee-benefits.

Duties:

  • Cultivates and maintains excellent working relations with all vendors, dealers, and donors.
  • Participates in the creation and management of the Collections budget.
  • Monitors Acquisitions expenditures, provides expenditure reports. Manages the allocation of restricted and unrestricted funds for the purchase of rare items.
  • In consultation with appropriate staff, reviews and maintains current approval plans.
  • Coordinates subscriptions for electronic resources and their access procedures with the Acquisitions Coordinator for Electronic Resources and Secondary Research Material.
  • Reviews and negotiates new license agreements. Engages in and promotes ethical practices in purchasing, and complies with licensing terms and access agreements.
  • Supervises and reviews the processing of all new acquisitions, whether purchases or gifts of items, maintaining accurate acquisition and donor records.
  • Supervises the preparation of orders, correspondence, reports, and maintenance of office files.
  • Oversees staff in providing detailed information to Development to facilitate donor communication. Ensures all invoices are paid in a timely manner.
  • Provides an open and supportive working environment for Acquisitions staff and fosters good working relationships with other units and divisions of Collections and the institution.
  • Works closely with the Associate Librarian for Collections Care and Development in planning and executing Acquisitions Group procedures.
  • Participates with other members of the Collections Care and Development group in developing and executing communal goals and projects.
  • Works with conservators to plan for the needs of newly ordered or acquired materials.
  • Collaborates with Advancement to successfully manage gift-in-kind arrangements.
  • Participates in the organization of fundraising events for the Acquisitions department with collaboration from appropriate sources.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to applying, promoting, and enhancing the Folger’s DEIA values within acquisitions work.
  • Participates in the management of a digital asset collection development policy.
  • Acts as one of the Acquisitions Department representatives on staff committees and/or assists on projects for committees.
  • Maintains current awareness of trends in the management and integration of Acquisitions activities within technical and public services. Serves as an ambassador for the Folger at conferences.
  • Performs other acquisition duties as assigned.

Supervisory Duties:

Supervises two full-time positions, Acquisitions Specialist and Acquisitions Coordinator for Electronic Resources.
Will be required to train and supervise interns or volunteers working on departmental projects as needed.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume on our website. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. No phone calls please. The Folger is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Requirements

Education/Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent experience, is required.
  • Must have demonstrated supervisory experience with a commitment to mentoring, training, and staff development.
  • Proficiency in the use of integrated library systems and spreadsheets is necessary.
  • Familiarity with MARC records or bibliographic description in general is required.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of a modern European language, preferably Italian, French, or German, ispreferred.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of Latinis preferred.
  • Must be able to handle multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work and lead collaboratively with individuals and groups is required.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in Acquisitions, book trade, or an academic library setting (or equivalent organization) required.
  • Supervisory and office management experience required.
  • Must have experience with fund accounting, library budgeting, and acquisitions practices. Experience working with vendors and content providers, and with standards and practices used in ordering electronic resources is required.
  • Must have demonstrated experience handling multiple priorities and/or projects, and with working both independently and collaboratively with staff at all levels and of diverse backgrounds.
  • Physical Requirements:

This job operates in a professional office environment, and the employee may be exposed to various components of an office environment such as florescent lighting, pollen, dust, recycled air, cooling fans, semi-enclosed areas, central heating, seasonal warmer temperatures, and office noise. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Normal work week is Monday-Friday,8:45 am to 4:45 pm. Ability to work varying and additional hours as project demands arise (including evenings and weekends as necessary).
Willingness and capacity to work in an office environment at a workstation, and to come and go repeatedly throughout the day as is necessary, to perform various responsibilities.
Capacity to communicate, in person using video, phone, or electronic communication methods, which can be understood by others.

Nine Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The position is located in the Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The incumbent for this position will work a flexitime work schedule.

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

The American Law Division (ALD), one of the Congressional Research Service’s (CRS) five research divisions, is seeking a Law Librarian to support the work of the U.S. Congress. Candidates with a degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS, MIS, MLIS, MSLS) are encouraged to apply.

Duties

In this capacity, the Law Librarian serves as an expert in legal reference and information research; organizes and develops projects in those fields, including training projects for a wide variety of subjects; and organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects. The Law Librarian is also responsible for initiating, planning, and implementing diverse research projects in support of Congress and ALD regarding a wide range of legal issues. The Law Librarian evaluates and solves complex research problems in short time frames in response to existing or anticipated client requests; identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications, electronic resources and trends in preparing in-depth and complex research; and provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services.

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.

Duties include:

Organizes and develops information and materials for use in projects for ALD, including tracking litigation, legislative, and regulatory developments, to assist Congress in its consideration of legislation and its oversight of federal agencies. Identifies, evaluates and assesses the relevance of materials acquired for inclusion in information resources based on questions, requirements, and priorities. Applying knowledge of various technologies creates and maintains electronic information systems. Designs electronic systems to manage and organize information, and coordinates with information technology stakeholders to ensure smooth functioning of the shared CRS system and electronic resources.

Initiates, plans, and implements a wide variety of research projects in support of legislative and legal policy issues. Designs and executes comprehensive and complex data searches, often using knowledge of emerging technologies and electronic resources. Adapts research techniques from other disciplines and identifies alternative information resources. Solves problems involving relationships among different reference functions, and recommends appropriate resources for CRS.

Organizes, develops, and schedules training projects for individuals and groups at varying levels of sophistication. Instructs internal and external clients on the use of research tools, shared electronic workspaces, or electronic support for ALD’s research and analysis activities.

Provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services.

Consults with information professionals throughout CRS regarding the development/enhancement of information research and service to CRS. Collaborates with analysts, specialists, attorneys, and information professionals to procure information and to support legal or reference databases and other information tools for legal staff.

  • The position description number for this position is 013246.
  • 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 or compflex work schedule.
  • The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
  • This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Librarian (Technical Services)
Location: Government Publishing Office
Salary: $61,947 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Duties

  • Life cycle management of Federal Government publications: performs a wide variety of technical services tasks associated with all aspects of life cycle management of government information within LTS.
  • Work specifically requires the incumbent to learn workflows including processes and procedures associated with content acquisitions, bibliographic control, library technical services support, serials management and quality control.
  • Content Acquisitions: identifies appropriate Federal Government information resources (monographs, serials, and other formats) to be acquired for all Programs in LSCM.
  • Uses knowledge of library technical service processes to make contributions to improve library technical services (LTS) operations. Serials Management: identifies information products that are serials and processes accordingly.
  • Customer Outreach: handles inquiries from libraries in the FDLP via Ask-GPO by researching and answering questions concerning issues related to acquisitions, cataloging, serials control and information product processing.

Position: Archives Technician
Location: Department of the Navy
Salary: $45,574 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

You will serve as an Archives Technician in the History and Archives Division (400) of NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND.

Duties

  • You will process requests for information in regard to archives.
  • You will review, arrange, and/or preserve naval history records.
  • You will interpret, adapt, and utilize policies, guidelines, and regulations in regard to archive management.
  • You will provide reference and research services under Archival, Records Management, and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) instruction.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the FEDLINK Network Operations Section, FEDLINK Division, Library Enterprises Directorate, Office of the Chief Operating Officer.
The position description number for this position is 013346.
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, full-time work schedule.

Duties

The Federal Library and Information Center (FEDLINK) is an interagency organization of federal agencies established originally as the Federal Library Committee by the Librarian of Congress, at the behest of federal librarians and the Office of Management and Budget (The Bureau of the Budget). FEDLINK’s purpose is to foster excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation FEDLINK also serves as a forum for discussion of federal library and information policies, programs, and procedures to help inform Congress, federal agencies, and others concerned with library and information centers. FEDLINK serves over 1,000 federal libraries and information centers as their purchasing, training and resource-sharing consortium. Using FEDLINK contracts, federal libraries, information centers and other offices obtain services directly from commercial sources, including electronic databases; cataloging, interlibrary loan, acquisitions, and serials control support from bibliographic utilities; ordering services of book jobbers and serials subscription agencies. The FEDLINK network also functions as a center for evaluating new library technologies. FEDLINK Network Operations (FNO) serves as the technical program office for FEDLINK, and provides staff support for program activities. FNO advises and assists FEDLINK members in the procurement and use of library-oriented commercial systems, software, services and publications. FNO provides technical support for FEDLINK’s procurement program for information services and publications by preparing technical specifications, solicitations and other contract documents; coordinating technical review panels for vendor proposals; and serving as the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representatives. FNO supports a broad range of informational and educational programs including training and demonstrations of library and information services, technology and best practices, for the benefit of U.S. Federal libraries throughout the world.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, cooperative partners, and other specialists in order to establish contracts and share information as well as to coordinate processes within FEDLINK and between FEDLINK and its partner companies and customer agencies. As a consultant, recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Regularly explains technical information to individuals or groups. Conducts workshops and orientation sessions for staff and visitors. Represents the organization at conferences, seminars and exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development and to represent FEDLINK and its membership. Serves as a liaison with companies in a specific subject area or areas, e.g. cataloging, Interlibrary Loan, or reference services. As assigned, serves as liaison to FEDLINK working groups, e.g. the FEDLINK Education Working Group; serves on other LC committees or task forces as the work requires.

Organizes and coordinates assignments that involve complex and novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements. Uses initiative and resourcefulness to deviate from or extend accepted methods, techniques, and practices. Recommends solutions or resolves important issues when precedents do not apply. Recommends new companies and service areas for the FEDLINK program. Revises existing technical specifications for statements of work to reflect changes in technology and practices. Serves as Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative for one or more areas of FEDLINK services, and as chair of technical panels evaluating proposals from vendors of library services. Identifies areas for improvement in established methods. Develops and shares new information sources. Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of requests. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts.

Writes and/or edits materials of a highly complex subject matter utilizing an extensive knowledge of a subject area to provide accurate interpretation and explanation of the subject. Analyzes and reviews the preparation and organization of complex projects. Performs the review of the preparation and processing for the final material being produced. Provides technical guidance and trains new staff or interns in processing large and difficult projects.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Government Publishing Office
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

GPO employees possess a diverse array of talent in many administrative fields and trades. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. If you are an energetic, inventive individual looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career opportunity, GPO may be the place for you.

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

Duties

  • Conducting quality assurance on digitally reformatted publications.
  • Identifying and compiling bibliographic metadata about publications in all formats.
  • Organizes digital content according to program specifications.
  • Inspects and assess the condition of material.
  • Receives, unpacks shelves, and repacks materials sent to GPO for digitization, organizing by title, call number and/or date.

Position: Science Librarian
Location: American University
Salary: $70,000 – $73,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

American University Library invites applications from innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarians to fill a continuing appointment faculty position supporting the Science Departments and Programs of the College of Arts and Sciences, beginning as soon as possible and subject to budgetary approval. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field at the assistant level.

Responsibilities: As the Research and Instruction Librarian for Science (Science Librarian), the librarian will be the point person for research assistance, information literacy instruction and collection development in support of the curriculum and faculty research in the science cluster (including Psychology) of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), as well as science-related research across campus. The Science Librarian will work closely with the faculty and administration of the science cluster of CAS to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources and services. In collection development, the Science Librarian reviews and selects research materials to support faculty and student research in the sciences and actively engages with vendors. This position provides high-level subject specific research assistance to CAS faculty and students in the sciences, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty and teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students. The Science Librarian creates appropriate online tools to support CAS students and faculty and supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units, for example research centers, that require expertise in science librarianship. This position serves on library cross-functional teams and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection. The Science Librarian assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation.

The Science Librarian is a member of Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) and reports to the Associate Director of RTL. As a member of RTL, the Science Librarian also participates in broader initiatives as part of the library.

Library faculty members participate in university governance activities. The Science Librarian also consults regularly with CAS teaching faculty and administrators. The Science Librarian actively supports DEI initiatives within the University Library and within CAS. Continuing Appointment library faculty members are expected to contribute to the profession of librarianship, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide Information Literacy Instruction

  • Support CAS by teaching integrated information literacy sessions within Science disciplines including: Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Environmental Science; Mathematics and Statistics; Neuroscience; Physics; Psychology. Specific divisions or programs served may change according to changes at the university.
  • Support science labs by helping them incorporate an information literacy focus.
  • Work with CAS Faculty to develop instructional materials for information literacy, e.g. tutorials, course LibGuides, and rubrics.
  • As the liaison to the CAS science cluster, work with appropriate committees, administrators and faculty to incorporate information literacy learning objectives and intervention appropriately into the curriculum.
  • Teach baseline information literacy skills to Writing Studies classes.
  • Participate in departmental information literacy initiatives as a member of RTL, e.g. walk-in workshops, assessment and analysis projects, and pedagogical explorations, other instruction as needed.

Provide Research Support and Outreach Services to the CAS Community

  • Partner with the CAS community to discover information resources and data through consulting on research projects, providing research assistance, facilitating access to online resources, and finding science information resources through individual consultations (in person and online) and through email.
  • Support any student or faculty member, regardless of departmental affiliation, with consultations concerning advanced subject specific research requiring science information resources.
  • Provide consultations on best practices and resources to accomplish research activities.
  • Work with appropriate stakeholders to develop new library programs to best serve the research needs of science faculty and students, such as services that support digital scholarship.
  • Participate in department-wide services to serving the broader AU community and public with basic research assistance.
  • Participate in outreach programs in person and online. Provide support and outreach to research centers.

Curate the Science Collection

  • Purchase materials required to support the curriculum of the CAS science cluster, the research of the faculty, and the long-term research needs of the university as related to resources related to the sciences.
  • Appropriately de-select or cease subscriptions to science information resources in relationship to the budget, the curriculum, the research needs of the faculty, long-term commitments to the regional and national intellectual record, and trends in publishing.
  • Serve on the library body that oversees the overall university library collection, excepting special collections and archives.

Develop and Manage Web Based Resources

  • Develop and maintain web pages related to science information resources and services on the LibGuides platform.
  • Consult with stakeholders on any changes to the enterprise systems that impact access to Science information resources.

Other Duties

  • Potential supervisory responsibilities
  • The Science Librarian may be asked to perform other duties as operational needs arise.

Service to the Profession

  • Participate in advancing the profession of Librarianship or the academic field in the Sciences through original research, relevant service to professional and scholarly societies, publications, or impactful presentations in professional or scholarly
  • venues.

Service to the University

  • Participate in the shared governance of American University and American University Library through active participation on university and library committees and engagement in work that meaningfully furthers the university and library outside
  • of the primary duties of the position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An ALA accredited M.L.S is required.
  • Professional experience in an academic or research institution is highly preferred.
  • A degree in science or a related field is highly preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of current and emerging ideas, practices, trends and technologies that support science librarianship.
  • Ability to understand, anticipate, and respond to priorities and trends in the library, university and academia regarding science librarianship.
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated research assistance experience or training is required.
  • Pedagogical experience or training is required.
  • Collection development experience or instruction is required.
  • Evidence of potential for professional contributions and ongoing professional development is essential.
  • Evidence of potential for professional contributions and ongoing professional development is essential.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; strong public service ethic; and collaborative skills are essential.

Position: Visual Materials Cataloger
Location: Dumbarton Oaks

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Job Summary

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, a research center in Washington DC affiliated with Harvard University and supporting scholarship in Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies, seeks a Visual Materials Cataloger to work with collections relating to the scholarly programs and the institution’s history. Dumbarton Oaks actively acquires, organizes, preserves, describes, and provides access to photographic documentation in various media; textual and visual records of archaeological surveys and excavations; papers of noteworthy scholars in the three fields of study; records relating to the history of Dumbarton Oaks; prints and drawings; and the scholarly literature in and relating to the three fields of study. The Visual Materials Cataloger will describe photographs, prints, drawings, architectural renderings, archaeological illustrations, and related materials, as well as assist with cataloging and review of metadata for other formats, working collaboratively with the library’s other cataloging staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates item-level descriptive metadata according to national and local standards for visual materials in JSTOR Forum.
  • Assesses, modifies and migrates legacy item-level metadata for visual materials to JSTOR Forum and other systems.
  • Assists with identifying and preparing materials for digitization.
  • Assists with occasional reference and research support for in-person and remote users.
  • Assists with occasional collection management tasks pertaining to visual materials collections, such as rehousing.
  • Contributes to the Library’s policy and procedures evaluation and development.
  • May supervise and provide training for students, interns, or temporary employees in item-level or image cataloging projects.
  • Serves on working groups and committees as appropriate.

To Apply

The position remains open until filled. Please forward résumé and cover letter detailing relevant qualifications by clicking the link below.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Qualifications

  • MLS from ALA-Accredited program or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience working with metadata in a library or archive.
  • Knowledge of cataloging, subject analysis, classification, and authority control and experience in the application of associated rules and standards, including RDA, AACR2, VRA Core, CCO, DACS, DCRM, LC classification, LCSH, LC Authorities, AAT, TGM, and CCO.

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to create and manipulate XML documents and data; knowledge of XML encoding schemas such as METS/MODS and EAD.
  • Familiarity with different formats of photographic media and knowledge of best practices for handling, storage, and preservation of archival and special collections materials.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; proven ability to work independently, establish goals, set priorities and carry out tasks with limited direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to serve diverse communities of researchers and collaborators.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience providing original cataloging for special collections, especially visual materials.
  • Experience working in JSTOR Forum, Alma, ArchivesSpace and OCLC Connexion.
  • Experience in migrating and/or transforming metadata.
  • Experience with Open Refine, MARC Edit and/or other metadata management utilities.
  • Knowledge of emerging practices related to linked data, RDF, and/or BIBFRAME.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more languages other than English.

Working Conditions

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.

Position: Catalog Librarian
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Information about the organization

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a federally chartered, nonpartisan institution that was created by the US Congress to serve as America’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and an educational institution dedicated to the history and lessons of the Holocaust. The Museum seeks to educate Americans from all 50 states and all walks of life as well as international audiences. The Museum has three areas of expertise: Holocaust remembrance, Holocaust scholarship and education, and genocide prevention.

In carrying out its important memorial and educational mission, the Museum is guided by its institutional values for our workplace: Honor the memory of the victims; carry out our work with dignity, humility, integrity and respect for others; and strive for excellence through teamwork, rigor, and a culture of continuous learning. Consistent respect for others is the foundation for trust, collegiality and inclusion.

Information about the role

This position is located in the Library Branch of the Research and Reference Services Division in the David M. Rubenstein National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (Rubenstein Institute). The United Stated Holocaust Memorial Museum Library is a specialized library dedicated to Holocaust and genocide studies. The Library provides general reference and research services to a wide variety of users, including Museum staff, visiting researchers, and the general public. The Library’s collection consists of published materials in a wide variety of formats and languages and aims to provide the nation’s most comprehensive international collection of Holocaust-related materials.

The primary purpose of the position is to provide library cataloging services for a wide range of users engaged in various aspects of Holocaust research. The employee investigates and analyzes data sources to perform a variety of duties related to bibliographic access (cataloging) as well as one or more library functional areas such as acquisition, collection development and digital access. The catalog librarian reports to the Chief of the Library Branch, with the position located at the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center in Bowie, Maryland.

This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Duties, and Responsibilities for the role

  • Performs original and copy cataloging, including descriptive cataloging, subject cataloging, classification assignment, and shelflisting, for published materials in a variety of languages and formats including books, serials, electronic resources, online resources, audio and video recordings, and microforms.
  • Applies current national and institutional library cataloging rules, standards, and practices, and utilizes the full range of cataloging tools to make comprehensive cataloging information pertaining to the Holocaust and genocide available to libraries and library users worldwide.
  • Applies national library cataloging and metadata standards including MARC 21, AACR2, RDA, SUDOC, LCSH, Dublin Core, MODS, and other metadata schemas as appropriate.
  • Under supervision of the Chief of the Library Branch, performs authority control and maintenance on metadata records associated with published materials.
  • Works with colleagues across Rubenstein Institute to develop and document institutional practices regarding cataloging policies, procedures, and workflows.
  • Participates in projects to catalog special collections, develops training materials, and creates procedural documentation.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding cataloging practices and performs database maintenance. Resolves and reports cataloging problems in consultation with experts within the Museum and within the broader library and research communities as needed. Maintains currency with national cataloging standards and with innovations in the functionality of cataloging systems.
  • Reports cataloging statistics to the Chief of the Library Branch.
  • Identifies print and non-print resources for the Library’s specialized collection from a variety of vendors in line with the collecting needs of the Museum and its researchers.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with potential donors and vendors located throughout and outside the United States.
  • Obtains additional information regarding material availability and purchasing terms. Evaluates resources and makes informed recommendations to the Chief of the Library Branch regarding purchase and/or suitability of material.
  • Serves as liaison for Museum staff, volunteers, visiting researchers, other libraries, the private sector, and/or research groups in order to promote the Library’s resources. Represents the Library on Rubenstein Institute committees as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
  • At least three years of experience with cataloging, authority control, and e-resource management.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one non-English European language, or Hebrew or Yiddish.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging rules and metadata standards using AACR2 and MARC 21, and relevant practical experience with non-MARC metadata in a library environment.
  • Knowledge of current bibliographic standards and models such as RDA, LCSH, LCGFT, and catalog management procedures/techniques.
  • Working knowledge of OCLC cataloging utilities and modern integrated library system applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute projects independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and discretion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to embrace and implement new technologies and innovative organizational practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse range of people in various circumstances.
  • Time management skills, attention to detail, and multitasking.

Preferred Qualifications Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Experience maintaining and creating name and subject authority records locally and through the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge of the Holocaust and modern European history.
  • Knowledge of the Voyager integrated library system.
  • Reading knowledge of multiple non-English European languages and/or Hebrew.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Head of Reference Services
Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Salary: $78,423

*Note: All applicants must complete the online application process to be considered for this vacancy. After completing the online application, please send the following requested documents via email to claire.schatzle@mdcourts.gov:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

Closing Date: June 28, 2022

As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library. Planning is underway for a new Courts of Appeal building, which will include a new home for the State Law Library. The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.

Purpose of Role: The Head of Reference Services, in consultation with the Library Director and Library Deputy Director, manages all aspects of reference services: developing policies and procedures for reference provision, creating the monthly information desk schedule, leading regular reference staff meetings, administering the online reference management system, compiling statistical reports, and planning skills training for reference staff. The Head of Reference Services directly supervises two librarians and a reference assistant, and indirectly supervises all reference services performed by other staff. As a department director, the person in this position serves as an integral part of the Library’s management team.

NOTE: The Head of Reference Services is a full-time, permanent day shift position; however, the incumbent may be required to work an occasional evening or Saturday shift, along with other members of the reference staff, to cover absences or vacations of the librarians who normally cover those hours.

Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA approved school.

Experience: Five (5) years of professional law library experience, to include substantial legal reference work. Two (2) years of experience supervising staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library services, the U.S. legal system, as well as Maryland and federal government entities.
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats.
  • Knowledge and ability to exhibit reference competencies as described in the “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians,” promulgated by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA), and the “Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency” promulgated by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
  • Knowledge of best practices and trends in library collection management.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and supervise multiple projects and the work of assigned staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse group of patrons and colleagues.
  • Ability to write and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with standard office software and email systems.

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

Position: Director, Library and Learning Resources
Location: Prince George’s Community College
Salary: $84,669 – $93,136

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

JOB SUMMARY:

Assumes administrative responsibility for the operation of the College’s Library and Learning Resources (LLR), consisting of the Library, English Lab, Mathematics Learning Center, and the Tutoring and Writing Centers, in support of the needs of credit and continuing education students. Leads in the exploration and adoption of innovations in library and tutoring services and in new methods of resource and service delivery. Leads efforts to inspire and encourage participation by departments and recruit faculty to develop, adopt, and/or assess open educational resources. Establishes appropriate liaison relationships with internal and external partners. Guides LLR participation in the strategic planning process. Develops and manages human, programmatic, and fiscal resources in support of the missions of LLR and the College.

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of college library and tutoring services.
  • Knowledge of college library materials and resources.
  • Knowledge of issues in open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright and intellectual property.
  • Knowledge of instructional and/or curriculum design in higher educational settings and implications for online teaching.
  • Knowledge of the challenges facing the library field in the 21st century.
  • Skilled in creating and implementing college library programs and services.
  • Ability to think analytically and to develop new or revised systems, procedures, and work flow.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
  • Ability to make administrative decisions, interpret policies, and supervise staff.
  • Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, faculty, administrators, and other community agencies and the public.
  • Ability to coordinate the work of diverse people in multiple departments with differing personalities.
  • Ability to articulate a vision to move the Library forward.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and support teams to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to work with diverse college units and external partners.
  • Ability to understand barriers presented to students, including issues of functional, media, information, and technological literacy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent, from an ALA accredited program.
  • Minimum of three years of progressive management and supervisory knowledge and experience.
  • Minimum of five years’ supervisory experience in an academic library, preferably at a community college.
  • Experience managing large projects, including documented grant experience.
  • Experience in outreach and collaboration regarding open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright and intellectual property with faculty and students.
  • Experience with evaluating an Intergraded Library System/library management system (ILS/LMS), and working with vendors through the procurement process.
  • Training or experience in instructional design principles, pedagogy, curriculum development, assessment, teaching with technology, and learning management systems.
  • Experience with developing strategic plans and maintaining budgets.

Requirements

Must be able to work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on department needs.
Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
A limited background investigation will be conducted prior to offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

Position: Supervisory Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

If you have experience managing scientific databases and information systems and you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the National Library of Medicine (NLM)! These positions serve as Unit supervisors directing the work of others.

The NLM is recruiting for multiple Supervisory Technical Information Specialist positions.

Positions available in the following areas of the Bibliographic Services Division within NLM:

MEDLARS Management Section

This position serves as the Section Head of MEDLARS Management, overseeing the work of 5 direct reports including 4 unit supervisors and their units, totaling 29 FTE. Responsibilities include section budget and contract management, staff development, systems development, production management, production process/deadlines and user support for a variety terminology and data products, such as RxNorm, Unified Medical Language Service (UMLS), Value Set Authority Center, Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) vocabulary, and the NIH CDE Repository. The section has a lead role in supporting U.S. health data standards and interoperability, including the acquisition and distribution of leading health data standard terminologies such as SNOMED-CT and LOINC. The section serves as the United States National Release Center for SNOMED-CT.

Index Section, Bibliographic Services Division

This position serves as the Section Head of Index Section, overseeing the work of 6 directs reports including 5 unit supervisors and their units, totaling 36 staff members. Responsibilities include section budget and contract management, staff development, and systems development and production management for NLM’s lead bibliographic database, MEDLINE. This work includes the automated indexing processes and data review workflows involved in journal citation indexing and metadata assignment covered in MEDLINE. This position manages the continuing evolution of the automated indexing processes and systems used by the section, including oversight of production deadlines, review of workflow processes, and evolving staff training and development in a quickly evolving work environment.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Circulation & Reserves Manager — Hoover Library
Location: McDaniel College

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The Circulation & Reserves Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of circulation and reserve services for the Hoover Library. Duties include managing a workforce of 20 or more part-time students and temporary employees, managing user accounts including levying and collecting overdue and lost item fees with the Bursar’s Office, and providing project management and assistance to the Associate Director. The Manager will also provide back-up support for the Library Administration Coordinator. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required. This position reports to the Associate Director.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
  • Computer proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office and database systems required
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail, leadership and training skills, and the ability to interact successfully with the college community, public and co-workers
  • Strong commitment to providing the highest quality service
  • Occasional backup weekend or evening coverage as needed
  • Relevant library and supervisory experiences preferred
  • Familiarity with an integrated library system in areas related to circulation and reserves.

Position: Assistant Director Programs and Outreach
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Who we are looking for

Do you want to help lead an organization that is committed to changing lives every day? Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is seeking an energetic, results-oriented professional with extensive project management experience, strong communication and organizational skills, and a concentrated customer service focus to join our collaborative and dynamic administrative team. Individuals from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Who we are

MCPL is an innovative, award-winning public library system serving a majority/minority population of over 1 million residents near the Nation’s capital. MCPL provides services to all ages from 21 full-service library facilities. County residents are served within our branches by a diverse and highly trained staff and outside our walls by the Outreach Team. MCPL is one of 28 departments in County government. It is a NACO (National Association of Counties) and Urban Libraries Council award winning Library system that has strong community support.

Montgomery County is one of Maryland’s outstanding places to live and work. Demographically, the County is approximately 42.9% white; 20.1% Hispanic or Latino; 20.1% Black or African American and 15.6% Asian. 91% of adult residents have at least a high school diploma while 58.9% hold a bachelor’s or higher degree.

What you will be doing

This Assistant Director (Manager II) position will lead the Department’s outreach and programming efforts, serving the needs of the County’s majority/minority residents. This work includes the management of our Outreach team; marketing; partnerships; programming from birth to seniors and coordinating the Department’s early literacy efforts. Working with the other Assistant Directors to support the Director in developing strategies to accomplish MCPL’s mission will be integral to this position. This position reports directly to the Director of Public Libraries. The Assistant Director for Programming and Outreach performs professional library administrative work.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Supports equity, diversity, and inclusion in MCPL community engagement, programming, and outreach efforts
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with community partners as well as other governmental organizations
  • Oversees the development and presentation of Workforce Development programming
  • Oversees the development and presentation of early literacy, and other programming and services for children and youth
  • Oversees the development and implementation of programs and initiatives for adults and seniors
  • Oversees ongoing programs including Summer Reading Challenge, special events and partnership programs
  • Supervises all aspects of the work of the Department’s Outreach team
  • Active member of the Director’s Executive Committee
  • Works collaboratively with other members of the Executive Committee to carry out Departmental and County initiatives
  • Represents MCPL at meetings, conferences, seminars locally, statewide, and nationally
  • Develops and implements the Department’s Marketing Plan, including the monthly calendar of events

Additional information

This position is full time, 40 hours per week, based in our Central Administrative Offices in Rockville, MD. Work will include occasional nights and weekends. This position is eligible for telework under Montgomery County’s Telework Program. As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, the Assistant Director has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.

Individuals who hold a master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association must apply for state certification.

Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education (Contact Hours) to sustain State licensure requirements for this position

Position: Assistant University Archivist Librarian
Location: Towson University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Assistant University Archivist Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in Fall 2022.

Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives the Assistant University Archivist plays a key and collaborative role in building, stewarding, supporting research and teaching, and promoting use and engagement with university records documenting the history of Towson University across the diverse voices and experiences of students, faculty, and staff past and present. The Assistant University Archivist manages the routine transfer, accessioning, arrangement, description, and preservation of university records of all formats. Uses appropriate best practices and strategies to ensure the accessibility, preservation, discovery, and use of university records and the collective memory of the institution. Prepares finding aids, descriptive metadata, and research guides according to relevant professional standards and established local practice through the use of ArchivesSpace, Quartex, LibGuides, and related software. Assists in the preservation assessment and management of collections and in the selection of materials for conservation treatment. Contributes to the unit’s reference, outreach, and instruction. Completes special projects as assigned. Participates in library assessment initiatives. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Ability to assume a variety of responsibilities related to archival material in all formats, including selection, appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, and access and outreach. Demonstrated work or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. Ability to assist with disaster recovery efforts. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library software applications. Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management, and project management skills. Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast paced environment with a diverse population. Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty. Ability to work with a diverse population. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility.

Position: Assistant Branch Manager II
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $54,593 – $97,792

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Professional, managerial level work in supervising public service and/or operational functions of a medium to large branch. Provides direct public service and shares responsibility for managing the daily operations of the branch.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program. Three years of professional experience in the provision of library services, including two years supervisory experience.

Necessary Special Requirement: Ability to secure certification as an advanced Professional Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet recertification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Application Process: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page. Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., June 10, 2022.

Position: Library Associate
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $39,791 – $66,741

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Providing library services, including reference, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages. Work requires maintaining considerable expertise in the use of information technology, including, but not limited to databases, email, downloadable e-books, e-audio and the internet. May assume responsibility for branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of management.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with Bachelor’s degree awarded. One-year experience in the one of the following areas: library service, teaching, social service work, childcare, or a related setting preferred.
Preferred Requirement: Spanish language skills.
Necessary Special Requirement: Attainment of eligibility under Bylaw 1305.04.03 of the Maryland State Board of Education as a Library Associate and complete Library Associate Training Institute within two years following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Application Process: TO APPLY: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page. Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., June 22, 2022.

Five Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Benelux, France & Italy Section, African, Latin American & Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger.
The incumbent for this position will work a full-time, flextime work schedule.
The is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The position description number for this position is 058498.

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

This position is located in the US/Anglo Division in the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger.

Duties

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The incumbent for this position will work a full-time, flextime work schedule.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

Catalogs a variety of materials, particularly serials, electronic resources and government documents, in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules.

Manages and completes the acquisitions process for serials, electronic resources and government documents, whether through purchase, gift or transfer. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in information systems. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Interacts with vendors and publishers in the acquisition of serials subscriptions and electronic resources, including negotiating license agreements. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to ensure cross-organizational effectiveness. Determines availability of funds, reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.

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

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

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

Position: Librarian (Legal and Legislative Research)
Location: Office of Chief Counsel, Associate Chief Counsel (Finance and Management, Library Division), IRS
Salary: $74,950 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, 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 IRS. It is a great place to work with an excellent benefits package and family-friendly atmosphere.

Duties

As a Librarian (Legal and Legislative Research), you will:

  • Participates with supervisor in developing policies, plans and objectives relating to the research services and the legislative history work of the Library with emphasis on these of online and other automated research systems;
  • Provides comprehensive reference, research and advisory services to personnel of the IRS by answering a wide range of comprehensive reference questions relating to law. taxation and legislation that often involves locating information that is not included ln various information centers and automated retrieval systems to locate and select the appropriate materials, makes analyses as necessary, and prepares answers to reference questions;
  • Provides detailed instructions to library clientele on the content, nature and use of Chief Counsel’s library resources including how to search manual and automated databases;
  • Performs complex literature searches, both manual and automated, which require systematic, comprehensive, and exhaustive searches for legal and non-legal Information;
  • Administers and monitors the Library’s various contracts, leases, and subscription agreements for electronic database services and equipment, reviewing statements and invoices and resolving billing problems as necessary;
  • Produces selected and annotated bibliographies on specific subjects, compiles Information packages for Chief Counsel personnel; develops resource directories in both paper and electronic format;
  • Designs and performs complex online searches of appropriate databases in areas involving legislative materials and issues;
  • Initiates, plans, and develops programs for providing access to the Library’s unique collections of government and legislative documents;
  • Plays a pivotal role in development and implementation of automated system for indexing of legislative history materials;
  • Responsible for maintaining and developing print and electronic collections of legislative research materials, both current and historical; collection responsibilities include the following subject areas: tax. appropriations, bankruptcy, social security, government contracts, freedom of information and disclosure, federal employee benefits, and public sector labor law;
  • Is responsible for monitoring and tracking legislative activity of interest to the Office of Chief Counsel; utilizes both manual and automated services to ensure that legislative tracking functions are comprehensive, timely, and that all current and pending legislation of interest to the agency is properly identified and monitored; and
  • Provides sophisticated legislative research and reference services to the legal staff of the agency in areas involving tax, appropriations, bankruptcy, social security, government employment, and employee benefits legislation.

This is not an all-inclusive list. If selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform the duties of the position, and will receive training to help you grow in the position.

Position: Librarian of the Court
Location: Library at the Supreme Court
Salary: $203,700

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Closing Date: Friday, 06/24/2022, 11:59 PM EDT

Please note that this vacancy has a limit of 200 applicants. The job opportunity announcement will automatically close if that limit is reached prior to the closing date.

Duties

As a Statutory Officer of the Supreme Court of the United States (28 U.S.C. §674), the Librarian is a senior Court administrator with responsibility for managing the Supreme Court Library, its 27 employees and a collection of more than 600,000 volumes. The responsibilities of the position include direction of in-depth research; collection development in print and electronic formats; space planning and collection maintenance; the library’s budget; and library technology planning and implementation that encompasses an integrated library system, in-house information products and databases, and a developing digitization program. The Librarian works with the Counselor to the Chief Justice, Clerk of the Court, Marshal of the Court, and Reporter of Decisions as one of five statutory Court officers. The Librarian reports to the Chief Justice and the Court.

Position: Account Executive
Location: Library Systems & Services

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

LAC Federal is a leading provider of information management services to the federal government. We are seeking an Account Executive to build and maintain active relationships with federal clients. The Account Executive will be responsible for overseeing project execution by coordinating with LAC Federal project managers, on-site staff, and clients. This position is based in the DC area and includes both remote work as well as local travel. This is a full-time permanent position with benefits. This is an ideal position for individuals seeking to grow professionally while being part of a fun and growing team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engage with clients to build strong working relationships and successful projects
  • Oversee contract execution and delivery
  • Manage multiple clients and projects/tasks
  • Maintain accurate records for project reporting and budgets
  • Use knowledge of client needs and LAC capabilities to propose solutions
  • Local travel within the DC metro area is required to support client engagement activities

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, or related field
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to customer satisfaction
  • Related experience working with or managing federal accounts preferred
  • Experience in information science, libraries, knowledge management a plus

Six Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Processing Technician (Slavic/Baltic Periodicals)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $56,086 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher And Collections Services.

Duties

Receives/accessions, sorts and arranges a variety of more complex material, following established procedures, guidelines, and standards of the division and utilizing knowledge of the division’s collections, subject and/or language areas. Determines the status of material received in the division in relation to the division’s other collections by examining them (a) for acceptability with respect to physical condition, completeness and conformity with Library policies, (b) to determine proper custody, referring them to other division of the Library when appropriate, and (c) to identify rare items, items requiring special attention, and items of possible value as reference or processing aids.

Participates in preparing collection proposals, establishing priorities, and writing work/processing plans, which includes surveying a collection, determining its informational content, formats, physical condition, and organization.

Prepares material for use/storage. Such preparation includes, but is not limited to, recommending appropriate measures, performing specialized preservation and phased conservation tasks, filing, housing, labeling, and shelving the material. Maintains record and writes reports on processing activities.

Undertakes special projects, surveys, or studies to identify and resolve problems relating to the collections or processing activities. Maintains records and writes reports on special project activities.

Creates bibliographic control of incoming/unprocessed material through the generation of records in manual/automated processing files.

Identifies, removes, de-accessions and assembles duplicate and extraneous material for disposition or transfer to the appropriate Library division or external repository, as necessary.

Performs more complex collection maintenance activities on a variety of material in various stages of preservation, including, but not limited to, transferring material from off-site storage, replacing worn housing and containers, re-boxing, relabeling, marking for identification and security, shelving, shelf reading, and collection shifting.

Identifies, compiles, verifies, and inputs information in manual/automated systems, for inventories, container lists, shelflists, or other kinds of finding aids utilizing knowledge of the division’s collections, subject and/or language areas.

Organizes and prepares more complex material for reformatting (e.g., microfilming or digital scanning). Such preparation includes, but is not limited to, counting and marking pages and items, noting missing material, preparing targets, headers, and finding aids, recording and preparing material for transfer to the appropriate duplication service, and examining completed copies against original material.

Performs more complex manual and automated searches in multiple system.

Prepares manual/automated access/inventory records for single items or collections following established procedures of the division.

Assists in training and technically reviewing the work of junior processing technicians; may include preparation of manuals and codification of procedures.

Compiles and prepares statistical information as required.

Performs other related duties as signed.

The position description number for this position is 012187.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Librarian (Collections Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

This position is located in the Loan and Reader Registration Section, Researcher & Reference Services Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 010703.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties:

The purpose of this position is to plan and administer general reference and research services to constituents including Congress, other government agencies, and special borrowers. To facilitate such research, the Section’s specialists recommend the acquisition of print, microformat and computer file materials of research value to its constituents. The Section maintains reference and circulating collections for Congress, bearing responsibility for the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of these collections. The work of the Division affects the development of Library programs and the policies, standards, and principles used by librarians in government, public and academic libraries throughout the United States. The incumbent exercises initiative, judgment, tact, and flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of constituents, is familiar with the rapidly growing and complex body of library and information science, and maintains a working knowledge of the operation and resources of the Division and the Library as a whole.

Librarian Responsibilities:

Provides reference services in person, by telephone, email, chat, 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 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 knowledgeable of the basic resources in assigned area. Develops knowledge of historical and current trends in assigned area. 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 all 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 themselves with the Library’s collections.

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. Trains and assists constituents in the use of the OPAC, electronic databases, and reference resources.

Position: Digital Collections Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $45,574 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.

This position serves as a Digital Collection Technician and reports to an Assistant Head, Digital Content Management Section within the Digital Collection Management and Services Division.

The Digital Content Management Section is responsible for providing digital acquisitions support to Discovery and Preservation Services, and for the lifecycle management of digital collections that are not otherwise under the care of a custodial division. The section also is responsible for managing the Library’s web archiving program and collections, and provides advice and assistance to the Law Library as needed. Digital Content Management Section staff collaborate with other Library curatorial units, technical staff and external organizations to establish best practices, implement new and streamline existing digital workflows, and identify digital content management problems and propose solutions for the content within the scope of the section.

Applies knowledge of a limited range of library rules, procedures, and operations to provide routine digital library collection processing support. Receives, prepares, organizes, and processes digital files so that they may be ingested and managed throughout their lifecycle. Places received files representing digital content and associated metadata in
appropriate locations on servers. Checks for duplications, verifies versions, and authenticates content. Checks files representing digitized items against established quality standards prior to acceptance. Identifies possible issues concerning integrity and authenticity of content. When issues are identified or when files fail to meet standards, documents problems and works with higher-level staff to resolve issues or request rework. Monitors the status of content as it moves through the ingest process. Assists in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by senior staff.

Performs simple arrangement and description work for digital collection materials. Applies written guidelines to assess the correctness of metadata and makes corrections as needed. Identifies duplicate content and inconsistencies. Copies records when needed. Creates new metadata according to documented procedures as needed. Consults with higher-level staff on a regular basis when correcting or altering existing content or metadata.

Applies knowledge of automated tools and services used in the management of digital content. Employs a limited range of software applications in support of the lifecycle management and use of digital collections within the custody of the unit.

Performs other duties as assigned.
The position description number for this position is 415193.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a compflex; or flextime; or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Digital Collections Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $45,574 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.

Duties

This position serves as a Digital Collection Technician and reports to an Assistant Head, Digital Content Management Section within the Digital Collection Management and Services Division.

The Digital Content Management Section is responsible for providing digital acquisitions support to Discovery and Preservation Services, and for the lifecycle management of digital collections that are not otherwise under the care of a custodial division. The section also is responsible for managing the Library’s web archiving program and collections, and provides advice and assistance to the Law Library as needed. Digital Content Management Section staff collaborate with other Library curatorial units, technical staff and external organizations to establish best practices, implement new and streamline existing digital workflows, and identify digital content management problems and propose solutions for the content within the scope of the section.

Applies knowledge of a limited range of library rules, procedures, and operations to provide routine digital library collection processing support. Receives, prepares, organizes, and processes digital files so that they may be ingested and managed throughout their lifecycle. Places received files representing digital content and associated metadata in
appropriate locations on servers. Checks for duplications, verifies versions, and authenticates content. Checks files representing digitized items against established quality standards prior to acceptance. Identifies possible issues concerning integrity and authenticity of content. When issues are identified or when files fail to meet standards, documents problems and works with higher-level staff to resolve issues or request rework. Monitors the status of content as it moves through the ingest process. Assists in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by senior staff.

Performs simple arrangement and description work for digital collection materials. Applies written guidelines to assess the correctness of metadata and makes corrections as needed. Identifies duplicate content and inconsistencies. Copies records when needed. Creates new metadata according to documented procedures as needed. Consults with higher-level staff on a regular basis when correcting or altering existing content or metadata.

Applies knowledge of automated tools and services used in the management of digital content. Employs a limited range of software applications in support of the lifecycle management and use of digital collections within the custody of the unit.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 415193.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a compflex; or flextime; or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Metadata Coordinator
Location: American University Library
Salary: $49,588 – $56,147

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Summary

At American University we value open and honest inquiry, servant leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We envision a thriving AU community where individuals of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and outcomes prevail.

Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally recognized faculty are today’s thought leaders in the areas of public policy, law, the arts, communications, international development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented, and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for creating change through our knowledge and our work.

Learn more about American University by clicking here.

About the Department/Unit

The University Library’s role in sharing information as widely as possible is central to American University’s culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion – and at the heart of what we do. Our team is constantly learning and growing in order to meet the ever changing landscape of library services. In this role, the incumbent will work with collaborative, motivated colleagues to help build descriptive metadata workflows across multiple library departments. This role will give the incumbent the opportunity to work with unique materials, develop project management skills, develop student supervisory skills, and work across an array of platforms and systems.

Summary/Objective

The Metadata Coordinator coordinates the creation, enhancement, and transformation of descriptive metadata for digitized resources in the university library’s digital research archive and special collections to enable the discovery of the digital collections. In cooperation with the Resource Description Librarian and Head Archivist for Special Collections and Digital Initiatives, the incumbent plans and carries out metadata description projects for digitized materials in Archives and Special Collections. The Metadata Coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining project documentation, workflow assessment, training, review, and quality control of Resource Description staff participating in these projects. The incumbent participates in transformation and loading of metadata across various discovery platforms. Additionally, the incumbent participates in Resource Description Unit projects, cataloging, and batch maintenance of bibliographic records.

Essential Functions

  1. Serves as the project leader for creating and enhancing metadata in the library’s digital research archive and special collections. In consultation with the Resource Description Librarian and Archives and Special Collections stakeholders, develops and implements digital collections metadata workflows and projects. Assumes primary responsibility for creating, enhancing, or cleaning up metadata for digital collections. In conjunction with the Resource Description Librarian, Head Archivist for Special Collections and Digital Initiatives, and other stakeholders, develops best practices and local policies for non-MARC metadata. Transforms and loads metadata into AU digital research archive (AUDRA) for faculty research.
  2. Participates in Resource Description Unit workflows and special projects. Transforms and loads record sets, performs authority control and identity management, configures integration and import profiles, and creates normalization rules and other processes to facilitate automating the creation of local bibliographic metadata. Maintains awareness in developments of BIBFRAME and linked data. Investigates creation or enhancement of Open Access records into discovery platforms. Serves as primary point of contact for campus partner collections cataloging. Performs original and copy cataloging as necessary.
  3. Serves as the primary point of contact for coordinating metadata projects between Archives and Special Collections and the Resource Description Unit. In consultation with the Resource Description Librarian, prepares, assigns, and distributes metadata projects to Resource Description Unit staff. Performs quality control to ensure overall accuracy and consistency. Trains staff as necessary on application of standard schemas, vocabularies, and tools for digital collections metadata creation. Develops and maintains project and workflow documentation for carrying out this work.
  4. Implements harvesting and transformation processes to improve sharing and discoverability of metadata across systems. Performs MARC and non-MARC metadata mapping and transformations to facilitate data input, cross-system functionality, and platform migration that may include the digital research archive, institutional repository, archival finding aids, and the library management system. Participates in cross functional teams to support metadata work across platforms.
  5. Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility

Part-time student assistants may report to this position.

Work Environment

Onsite presence will be required for this position.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Full Time, 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday.
Coordinator/Analyst A
Non-Exempt

Position: Reference Services Librarian
Location: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The Daughters of the American Revolution Library is seeking a full-time Reference Librarian to work in-person at our location in the historic Memorial Continental Hall in Washington DC.

The library is a genealogical reference special collection, with over 200,000 volumes and multiple online resources including databases and subscriptions, and is one of the top genealogy collections in the US. The reference librarian assists patrons with a variety of needs, including navigating our collections, providing training for using the databases, answering phone and email inquiries about resources, and providing support for genealogy researchers as well as DAR staff genealogists.

The successful candidate will have a strong familiarity with genealogical research, including use of primary sources and state and local records, and excellent patron service skills. Familiarity with the history of the American Revolution is preferred. This is a unique opportunity for a library professional with an interest in genealogy to work with a specialized collection.

The Reference Librarian also oversees our patron services and responds to questions, works with the Library Director on programming, trains new staff on reference procedures, and contributes to the Library’s web and social media presence.

Job Requirements:

  • Providing informed genealogical reference services and referrals to all researchers utilizing all types of information media.
  • Creates and maintains coverage schedule, and trains other staff members in reference interview techniques and procedures.
  • Assist in developing, overseeing and carrying-out a variety of programs and community outreach initiatives and activities.
  • Works with various staff members to create and implement new content for the Library’s webpage, including the creation of subject guides, how-to-guides, audiovisual materials, and special project or collection pages.
  • Create and manages content for the Library Facebook page; and creates content for blog posts, magazine/newsletter articles and other social media projects.
  • Provides input for collection development.
  • Provides orientations and other programming for Library visitors and groups.

Job Qualifications:

Education:

MLS/MLIS Degree in Library Science/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution is required.

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Minimum 2 years working in Reference Services in a Special Library setting required.
  • Background and/or experience in American genealogical research and sources required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and a strong ability to adapt to specialized programs and databases.
  • Experience in the management of institutional social media accounts.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience developing programs, lectures and other activities that help promote and showcase the library’s collection.

The position works full-time (40 hours per week) Tuesday through Saturday.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Children’s Services Supervisor; Eldersburg Branch
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $57,934

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Manages, directs, and participates in the daily operations and activities of the Children’s Department in a full-service library, including supervision of assigned staff, collection maintenance, programming, and information service; performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Requires an ALA-accredited MLS, experience working with children and one-year professional experience including supervisory experience or training. Should be familiar with automated library systems, Internet resources and proficient in the use of current technologies. Ability to others in the use of current technologies. Must be willing to receive US Department of State Passport Acceptance Agent Training within six months to a year of hire & actively participate in passport services.

Salary Range: $57,934 annually plus benefits; 37.5 hours per week Must be able to work day, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays.

Application Process: To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx. Online applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 5/24/2022

Position: Children’s Services Supervisor II
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: $59,098 – $70,917

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary Children’s Supervisor for our C. Burr Artz Public Library. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional management position assures that children, their families and caregivers experience the joy of reading in a friendly, creative and dynamic Children’s Department. Requirements: Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association accredited program; Minimum 3 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 2 year in Children’s Services; Minimum 2 year of work experience in a supervisory and/or lead capacity role; Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS degree, current certification must then be maintained.

OR

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Minimum 5 years of professional or paraprofessional library work experience that includes at least 2 year in Children’s Services; Minimum 2 year of work experience in a supervisory and/or lead capacity role; Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable;

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

Application Process: For complete job description and to apply, go to:
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 4:00 pm May 23, 2022

Position: Library Technician Senior
Location: Department of the Navy
Salary: $19.50 – $24 per hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Monitors all circulation and technical service operations and resolves problems and deviations. Trains new staff in circulation and technical services procedures and processes. Evaluates circulation and technical service policies, procedures, and processes and recommends improvements.

Duties

Accurately, and in a timely manner, resolves circulation and technical services problems and deviations. Effectively trains lower grade staff in library circulation and technical service policies and procedures. Accurately monitors library expenditures, account balances, and financial records.
Effectively utilizes on-line databases and computer systems to facilitate circulation, technical service, and reference duties. Accurately performs descriptive cataloging. Promptly assists in developing an effective library marketing and public relations program. Efficiently produces library programs and submits after-action reports in an accurate and timely manner. Effectively uses word processing software to prepare/develop accurate and useful documents. Accurately recognizes differences in existing procedures and applications and makes choices from among established alternatives. Promptly receives and transmits electronic messages with attachments and documents as appropriate.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Scandinavia, Baltic and Central Germanic Section, Germanic and Slavic Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

The Wilson Center is one of the three special institutions created by congressional statute to perform a national mission in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution. It is governed by its own presidentially appointed Board of Trustees and supported by public and private funds. The Center conducts and sponsors original scholarship and convenes balanced and inclusive dialogue through its programs, which cover all regions of the world and several major global issues.

The incumbent’s duties include: assisting readers by locating and obtaining materials from the custodial collections; receiving, sorting, arranging, shelving and shifting a variety of materials; accessioning, barcoding, inventorying materials properly in the Integrated Library System (ILS); identifying and preparing materials for use/offsite storage; performing specialized preservation and phased conservation tasks; filing, housing, preparing items for binding, and microfilming of the Asian materials; and maintaining records and compiling monthly statistical reports for all areas of work.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manages and requests materials directly from the Library of Congress, inputs and maintains records for tracking, and ensures timely return of material.
  • Serves as a liaison with Library of Congress reading room librarians and Loan Division to negotiate and implement specific loan policies and procedures, resolve problems, and encourage use of LC resources by WC researchers. Serves as back-up for other ILL loans managed through OCLC WorldShare.
  • Manages, adapts, and implements the Ex Libris 360 Core A-Z journal and e-book software program and other linking technologies .
  • Participates in research and planning for future technology acquisitions; works with library management and vendor on future implementation of linking and/or content discovery services.
  • Checks out materials using ILS circulation system; manages microfilm scanner software to provide best tools for users doing digital research on microfilm.
  • Conducts comprehensive library orientations for interns covering Wilson Center and Library of Congress resources, and demonstrates use of relevant online materials, providing instruction in use of specialized information resources.
  • Responds to reference inquiries by locating bibliographic, factual, and statistical materials using relevant academic journals, books, articles from the press, and reports from a wide array of social science research resources, particularly in public policy, area studies, international relations, and modern history.
  • Works closely with program staff and website manager to track Wilson Center publications, both online and in print.
  • Organizes publication listings and creates bibliographies.
  • Participates in planning, selecting or designing new database or other programs to house citations and helps to design output to meet Center needs.

Position: Head, Access Services – University Library
Location: Georgetown University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Head, Access Services supports the teaching, learning, and research of Georgetown University faculty, students, staff through planning, directing and managing the operations and budget of the Access Services Department, including circulation, course reserves, print collections, and resource sharing. They establish, implement, and evaluate departmental policies and procedures to effectively meet user needs and expectations; and has a key role in developing user-focused services and fostering an environment that is welcoming and responsive to users. The Head of Access Services is a member of the Leadership Council and represents the Library on access services within the local consortium.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees and manages Access Services operations, including circulation, course reserves, print collections, and resource sharing.
  • Coordinates cross-functional activities among the individual units within Access Services and continuously assess services and streamline processes to effectively meet the needs of library patrons.
  • Hires, supervises, develops and evaluates Access Services staff and a significant number of student employees directly or indirectly.
  • Manages departmental budget and oversees billing and collection of fines for library materials.
  • Develops, coordinates, and communicates access and circulation policies to patrons and library staff.
  • Collaborates with other library departments in support of the projects, services and space planning.
  • Facilitates joint projects or services related to the library’s participation in the local consortium.

Qualifications

  • Master’s in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience, at least 3 of which are in increasingly responsible management positions in access services
  • Strong commitment to engaging users and providing excellent service
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with integrated library systems
  • Knowledge of copyright best practices required for the management of course reserve and resource sharing requests
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills; and superior problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a rapidly-changing environment, and to work in collaborative teams
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, students, and staff

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Branch Manager II
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $52,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Professional, managerial level work in supervising the operations of a branch, serving as a member of the AACPL’s management team and advocating for library services. Works as a professional librarian to provide direct public service.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program and six years professional experience in the provision of public library services, including four years of supervisory experience.

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

Position: Associate Director, Special Collections and University Archives
Location: University of Maryland, College Park
Salary: $52,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Balltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

The collections and services of the University of Maryland Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) are at the heart of the research and teaching mission of the university. Collection strengths include labor history, Maryland history and culture, modern Japanese history, mass media and culture, history of the book, women’s history, historic preservation, American and British writers and poets, music and performance studies, and the history of the University. Collection highlights include the National Public Broadcasting Archives, the Library of American Broadcasting, the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive, the Gordon W. Prange Collection, the Katherine Anne Porter Collection, and the International Piano Archives at Maryland. The SCUA staff is committed to reaching out to the research community at large, facilitating access to these world-class collections that document key aspects of the human experience at the university, local, state, national and international levels.

To help lead this dynamic suite of collections and services, the University of Maryland Libraries seek an experienced and visionary leader as Associate Director of Special Collections and University Archives. The successful candidate for this position will:

  • Demonstrate creativity as the operational leader for key functions in SCUA including collections project management, digital project management, oversight of reference and research services, and coordination of facilities and space planning.
  • Lead the department in investigating and implementing new technologies and operational tools for managing and providing access to collections.
  • In collaboration with the Director of SCUA, create a vision for services in special collections that transcends collection management and incorporates dynamic activities in the areas of discovery, teaching, preservation, digital presentation to online communities, outreach to new audiences, off-campus partnerships, and alliances with the teaching faculty, students, and colleagues on the library faculty.
  • Communicate this vision effectively to university and library administrators, stakeholders within the Libraries, researchers, resource allocators, potential collaborators, and the SCUA staff.
  • Assist the Director in identifying and allocating resources through donor relations, fundraising, grants, partnerships, budgeting, and flexible staff deployments.
  • Reporting to the Director, collaborate closely with SCUA personnel in planning and operations.
  • Coordinate ongoing assessment and support strategic planning.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage personnel operations for approximately two faculty librarians, three professional staff, as well as contract staff, graduate assistants, hourly student employees, emeriti faculty and volunteers. Ensure completion of annual performance and merit review processes, monitor progress of permanent-status track faculty toward promotion and permanent status, provide staff development opportunities, and promote mentoring.
  • Reporting to the Director, SCUA, coordinates planning and assessment processes in department. These include strategic plans, annual plans, individual work plans, budgeting, project prioritization and evaluation. Organizational planning is a critical leadership responsibility for this position.
  • Lead functional oversight and planning for new and existing tools, services and programs that improve access to and preservation of collections, with particular emphasis on digital projects, products and services. Develop assessment procedures for measuring effectiveness and evaluating total stewardship costs associated with collections.
  • Oversee security and facility issues in R. Lee Hornbake Library in collaboration with other residents of the building and relevant campus departments. Coordinate with relevant staff in Libraries on matters relating to off-site collections.
  • Participates in donor stewardship, grant and fundraising initiatives and other outreach efforts in collaboration with the Libraries Development Office, the Director of SCUA, the Libraries administration, SCUA staff, and other relevant University personnel.
  • Participates in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Contributes to advancing the University’s and the Libraries’ goals related to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility

For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

The position is eligible for a hybrid telework arrangement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree in a related discipline; evidence of education or training pertaining to special collections in multiple formats, including digital and media.

Experience:

Minimum five years of experience working with special collections or archival materials. Minimum three years supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Sound knowledge of current trends in the special collections field, including in-depth command of digital issues as they relate to special collections, and experience with a variety of audiovisual formats, as well as print and other analog materials.
  • Evidence of potential for success in managing an extensive, multi-faceted library program.
  • Evidence of successful coordination of a library program with other units within and external to the library in order to meet departmental and library-wide goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated record of successful fundraising, donor development, and grant writing.
  • Evidence of relevant publications, presentations and professional service that is attuned to work in the special collections field.
  • Ability to hire, train, supervise, develop, and evaluate staff and to organize their work. Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.

For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html.

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

Position: Librarian, Adjunct Faculty
Location: Community College of Baltimore County

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Class Description

Provide reference service to students, faculty, staff, and the community. Provide library instruction to individuals and classes; and participate in collection development and collection maintenance efforts.

Minimum Requirements

M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an accredited ALA institution
Experience locating information using online research databases and other credible information sources.

Class Specific Essential Duties

  1. Staff reference desk, including opening, evening and Saturday hours
  2. Conduct reference interviews to determine information needs
  3. Choose sources appropriate to questions asked, assignment objectives and user’s level of expertise
  4. Effectively use and teach a variety of sources including print materials, online catalog, subscription databases, internet and Microsoft Office applications
  5. Maintain an open, friendly and professional attitude when handling multiple reference and information requests
  6. Collaborate with classroom faculty to plan library instruction sessions
  7. Teach principles of information literacy in library instruction sessions
  8. Instruct classes in the use of library resources
  9. Develop online and print teaching aids and handouts
  10. Participate in collection maintenance projects

Seven Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Veterans Health Administration
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Central Office, Office of Health Informatics (OHI), Health Information Governance (HIG), Library Network Office (LNO). The incumbent plans and implements activities associated with the products and services provided by LNO and the VACO Library.

Duties

THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides access (including remote users) to and maintenance of online knowledge-based resources including online journals, books, full-text databases, and resource management software;
  • Resolves problems with authentication, access, broken links, etc.;
  • Integrates local purchases of online knowledge-based resources with nationally purchased resources;
  • Assists with the management of the structure and content of multiple websites on both the internet and intranet: VACO Library, LNO, VALNET and National Desktop Library;
  • Provides and coordinates ongoing instruction for online knowledge-based resources;
  • Coordinates the selection, organization, and presentation of new or updated packages of electronic databases, journals or books;
  • Maintains the library’s online, print, audiovisual, and microfilm collections;
  • Assists with serials control;
  • Provides reference assistance to diverse audiences;
  • Participates in library orientation and e-resource demonstrations; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Resources, Science and Industry Research)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Supervisory Librarian to serve as Section Head of the Research and Library Services (RLS) Section within the Resources, Science and Industry (RSI) Division.

Duties

The Section works closely with analysts in RSI, the CRS research division that responds to requests for public policy analysis in issue areas including agriculture and food supply, environmental management and policy, energy, natural resources and earth science, science and technology policy, domestic industry, and transportation.

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

In support of the CRS mission of service to Congress, information professionals in the RSI RLS Section advise and inform both the U.S. Congress and CRS analytical staff by providing expert on-demand information research, information products and resources, product updating, information resource management, briefings and seminars, consultations on research methodologies, and customized training on information research and resources for individuals and groups.

The Supervisory Librarian is responsible for effectively managing staff in order to accomplish the work of the unit; anticipating and identifying the changing needs of Congress by keeping informed of the work; using knowledgeable contacts and authoritative resources; collaborating with other CRS managers; and developing information products and services that best meet the needs of congressional clients and CRS research divisions. The incumbent is granted a high degree of independence, exercising considerable judgment in carrying out duties and responsibilities in accordance with industry best practices and CRS guidelines and policies. In addition, the incumbent must possess knowledge of information resources and the principles and/or best practices of librarianship and information science to integrate information research with public policy analysis in issue areas covered by RSI.

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 judgment 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 the 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.

The position description number for this position is 013354.
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.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Government Publishing Office
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

GPO employees are proud of their abilities and passionate about their craft. As an agency we possess a diverse wealth of talent with employees representing many administrative fields and trades. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. If you are an energetic, inventive individual looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career opportunity, GPO may be the place for you.

Duties

  • Tracks progress of FDLP materials from receipt from distribution center, through cataloging, to archiving.
  • Performs serials check-in and routes work to catalogers and classifiers.
  • Creates order records and preliminary-level bibliographic records in the ILS following established guidelines.
  • Creating and proofreading shipping lists, and preparing shipping lists for public posting using established templates
  • Conducting research and gather Information for responses using automated systems.

Position: CYAC Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position serves as a cataloger in the Literature Section, U.S. Programs, Law & Literature Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery And Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The Literature Section at the Library of Congress seeks a cataloger with strong cataloging and subject analysis skills, primarily for material in one or more of the following subject areas: Children’s Literature, Graphic Novels, General Literature and related areas (e.g., fiction, poetry, history and criticism of literary works). This position requires the ability to communicate effectively in writing in order to write objective and succinct summaries for Children’s and Young Adults’ (CYAC) literature. For more information on the CYAC program: https://www.loc.gov/aba/cyac/

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

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

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

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

Provides consultation or performs liaison duties to help solve technical problems, interact collaboratively on projects, and exchange information with persons inside and outside of an organization, including supervisors, experts, colleagues, and/or trainees.

Collaborates with the Section Head and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting, and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject, and cataloging problems.

Actively participates in discussions relating to discovery, access, retrieval, and management of objects in ILS, discovery, and digital repository systems. Advises on the application of appropriate current and emerging cataloging/metadata schema to facilitate access to digital resources and physical collections.

Position: Librarian (Senior Cooperative and Instructional Program Instructor)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 335039.
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 position serving as the Senior Cooperative and Instructional Programs Instructor is a key member of a team responsible for designing, developing, and carrying out “best practices” for online and instructor-led instructional programs for staff and management in Library Services and for administering training activities through the service unit’s training website by offering classroom and online courses focusing on on-the-job activities and evaluating the effectiveness of the program and courses offered.

Develops comprehensive original course content for courses in advanced technical processing and systems to meet defined course objectives. Plans, coordinates, designs, and develops instruction for extremely complex systems or experimental pilots for materials processing and delivery.

Plans and develops experimental programs, evaluates results, and applies the findings to solutions of problems. Evaluates training interventions and prepares staff development and training evaluation studies, and applies learning theories and principles to manage the development and revision of experimental and innovative instructional materials.

Implements training and establishes policy and procedures for developing and delivering training related to the creation of metadata, reference, and services to the end user.

Delivers designed courses, seminars, and workshops on technical processing, automated technical processing, and office automation software packages pertinent to the Library staff working in the area of acquisitions, cataloging, reference, and preservation. Presents courseware in a variety of formats: handouts, cheat sheets, webinars, and quizzes, in classroom, online, blended, and web-based settings.

Provides Library Services staff at all levels with leadership and guidance on new developments and national trends in Library Services educational programs, such as webcasting, web conferencing, and web design. Develops and applies new training methods, approaches, and technology or revises and adapts existing methodology to fit new situations. Serves as a principal staff member to provide professional advice and guidance on matters of instructional materials development and delivery.

Serves as an authoritative consultant, establishes guidelines and policy for evaluation and quality assessment of new or modified instructional programs. Studies developments in the fields of performance technology and instructional design for possible application to Library Services’ education or training programs.

Position: Legislative Analyst
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT to fill current and future vacancies as needed. Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. e.s.t. on November 8, 2022. However, APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY May 8, 2022, WILL RECEIVE FIRST CONSIDERATION. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Duties

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Legislative Information Services (LIS) is seeking three legislative analysts to join its Legislative Analysis and Services Section (LASS). These legislative analysts will contribute to the Office of Legislative Information Services’ mandate to produce legislative information for the United States Congress.

The legislative analyst applies specialized knowledge in multiple subject areas (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.) and comprehensive knowledge of the operations, rules, procedures, and organization of the United States Congress to the analysis of Federal legislation. Using these analytical skills, the legislative analyst will write authoritative summaries of Federal legislation in assigned areas. These summaries are mandated by statute and are utilized as authoritative resources by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective descriptions of both new and amended Federal legislation. Given the variable nature of workloads and congressional focus, successful legislative analysts are able to apply their critical skills to unfamiliar subject areas as needed.

The legislative analyst must use his or her knowledge of federal law, regulations, legal principles, and specific subject areas to analyze federal legislation in order to determine the legislation’s meaning, intent, and impact on existing law. The analyst must perform necessary research on novel issues to inform his or her analysis, as well as to develop the necessary subject matter expertise to improve the quality and timeliness of the summaries. The analyst must draft summaries explaining the changes to current law proposed by legislation in a way that is useful and accessible to both expert and general audiences. This work requires careful attention to specific language in the legislative text to ensure that the summaries are drafted with accuracy, precision, and discernment, as well as with regard for subtle differences in language and meaning. The legislative analyst must also communicate and collaborate with other legislative analysts—and, as needed, with the CRS research community—to continually improve the quality of the work product.

The Office of Legislative Information Services is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that produces legislative information for the United States Congress that is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation: it is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation.

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 over a century.

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

The position description number for this position is 12959.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Research Services Manager
Location: Hogan Lovells US LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Keen to become part of a truly global, collaborative team of professionals? Your journey begins here.

  • Manage the research service provided to our US lawyers; ensure high service standards and efficient work processes across a dispersed team currently located in Washington DC, New York, Denver, Louisville and Northern Virginia; Actively participate in day-to-day research support for lawyers.
  • Manage US alerting and tracking services within a global current awareness service across legal information and regulatory change, competitor and business intelligence;
  • Manage the delivery of a range of research skills training on research tools and techniques;
  • Raise awareness of tools across the lawyer community, ensuring the team establishes close working relationships with relevant practice area Knowledge Lawyers to promote research tools and services.

Work with the Head of Research Services to:

  • ensure high service standards, research quality and efficient work processes are adhered to;
  • provide regular performance and service delivery metrics to assure Knowledge and business leadership of quality behaviours, standards and cost-effective service delivery.
  • implement regional and global processes, tools and technologies within the US service
  • identify and support the implement opportunities for service development and continuous improvement within the US service.
  • Manage Research Services team staff evaluations, recruitment processes, training and development;
  • Input into research product decision-making and trial/pilot, evaluation, training, and marketing of
  • research products to lawyers;
  • Stay aware of new products in the research space, working to advance the firm’s innovation in the use of AI legal research tools.
    All members of the firm are expected to participate in our Global Citizenship program.

Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum five (5+) years of law firm library experience in a research capacity;
  • Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school preferred;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills or project delivery experience across a dispersed team preferred.
  • An understanding of the legal market and business landscape. Familiarity with emerging technologies and an appreciation for the changing role of research and legal information in the digital age;
  • In-depth knowledge of a range of US and international legal and business research databases and resources, their functionality and content; and
  • Expert search experience with the ability to advise and coach on research searching strategies.

Competencies

  • Strong communication and people skills with an ability to influence and lead with high energy;
  • Ability to lead by example with a willingness to step in to assist the team as necessary;
  • A true team player – collaborative, accountable;
  • Ability to influence and persuade team members, lawyers, and other key stakeholders;
  • A strong customer service focus and high client care standards;
  • Resilient, adaptable, innovative and forward thinking; agile and able to move quickly with the changing needs of the firm;
  • A lateral thinker who is resourceful and flexible with an inquiring mind;
  • Strong intellectual capacity with the ability to apply new ideas;
  • Organized with the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple competing demands

Please apply directly on the Hogan Lovells website here.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Teaching and Technology Librarian
Location: Goucher College

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position start date: July 5, 2022

The Teaching & Technology librarian will lead two (2) distinct programs within the Library & Learning Commons [LLC]. This key position will develop and lead an agile information literacy instruction program and a newly developed library technology area. They will design and integrate accessible digital and print multi-literacy resources to support Goucher students and faculty with, primarily (but not limited to), information literacy instruction and academic research support. They will also lead several library technology initiatives (i.e. new ILS transition; ILS integrations with new software solutions; on boarding and supporting new library software layers; and other technology activities as assigned. They will collaborate with librarians and faculty on new projects that support new technology use(s) in libraries and education. The successful candidate will stay abreast of innovative instructional design strategies and pedagogical approaches that effectively support our students and faculty. Additionally, the Teaching and Technology Librarian will actively participate in the instruction, reference, and outreach programs. Weekend and evening hours are occasionally required.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

Required: MLS or MLIS

Professional Experience:

Required: 3 years of teaching experience with increasing level of responsibility for program components and assessment of impact on student success. Knowledge in the assessment of teaching and educational programs and best practices in pedagogy and instructional design.
Preferred: 5 years of teaching experience in an academic library. Experience in outreach and marketing. Experience with needs assessment and program development and the ability to provide leadership in project management. Experience working with people of diverse ages, as well as from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Lead, enhance, and teach in the Library’s information literacy program. Develop physical and digital learning objects that are innovative, interactive, and support instruction and research. Provide mentoring and support to teaching librarians. Manage the scheduling, staffing, training, and other organizational aspects of the program. Assist students and faculty with their research needs, helping them to develop information literacy skills that allow them to become excellent researchers. Conduct individual research consultations and collaborate with other librarians to provide in-person and online research support. Supervise and mentor the User Services Librarian, the Circulation Manager, and the Interlibrary Loan Manager.
  • Lead the new technology arm of the Library. Work with library acquisitions, cataloging, and administration to document existing Library Technology projects. Provide project management support of new library technology projects, including new ILS system update, integration of new software and systems. Manage the development and direction of the library website, institutional repository, and other digital initiatives.
  • Provide analytics and narrative that clearly outline the Library Information Literacy program’s reach, significance, and impact. Provide quantitative and qualitative connections between library teaching programs and student success. Acquire or design industry-standard library assessment tools that provide distinct insight into student and faculty library needs by semester and annually.
  • Manage the development and direction of the library website, institutional repository, and other digital initiatives. Manage standard library software layers such as Springhare, and other supportive library software packages.
  • Actively build partnerships across campus to enhance the Library’s instruction program and enhance student and faculty engagement with the library. Develop and guide instructional outreach activities. Communicate new ideas and best practices within library instruction design, technologies, and assessment to librarians and faculty.
  • College & Library Life Participation. Actively participate in library and campus activities, committees, and events. May work on special projects within the library as dictated by library needs, experience, or personal interest.
  • Maintain professional development activities including monitoring of appropriate listservs, webinar participation, conference attendance, and presentations.

Goucher College is always on the lookout for top talent, resourceful, innovative, and dedicated individuals who will keep the College at the forefront of extraordinary education. As one of the nation’s most progressive, innovative institutions of higher learning, we offer outstanding professional advantages, generous benefits, excellent perks, and a great work location!

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Position start date: July 5, 2022

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following application materials:

All Goucher employees must show proof of COVID vaccinations and booster or request a medical or religious exemption.

Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.

Position: Library Associate I Branch Teen Full-Time
Location: Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary:

The Library Associate I Branch performs a variety of reference services within a branch in order to assist customers in using the library and its services to their fullest advantage. Assists customers with locating materials, information, using electronic resources and emerging technologies. Plans and provides library programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs a variety of reference services within a branch to encourage customers to check out materials;
  • Assists the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet;
  • Performs in-depth reference searches and performing readers advisory services;
  • Plans, assembles, and arranges displays of materials to support popular topics;
  • Conducts library tours and orientations;
  • Provides information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services to customers;
  • Provides library services to special populations and coordinating special programs such as summer reading, story times, or holiday programs;
  • Prepares and compiles required reports and statistics;
  • Maintains assigned collection(s);
  • Manages and coordinates activities associated with assigned population;
  • May develop training tools and conduct staff training;
  • May plan, direct, or carry out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities.

Standard Functions:

  • Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  • Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  • Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  • Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  • Is dependable and punctual;
  • Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  • Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Reporting Relationship:
  • This position reports to the Branch Manager or Assistant Branch Manager. Does not supervise staff.

Work Week:

Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours.

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

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The library administration reserves the right to change, modify, delete, and supplement job duties based on the organizations needs.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.

Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only at http://www.HCPLonline.org. Review vacancy announcement and requirements, under Library Jobs tab. A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Please do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree;
  • Ability to attend Library Associate Training Program and to complete the program within 2 years after starting the program for Library Associate I;
  • One or more years of related experience;
  • Computer experience including internet, use of computer databases and downloading digital materials to a personal device;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Working knowledge of library practices and procedures, including accurate use of current reference and search tools and the standard automated library system;
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of reference and readers advisory services;
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  • Working knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and bibliographic utilities;
  • Ability to train staff, volunteers, and other people as appropriate;
  • Ability to develop and present programs;
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Strong customer service skills;
  • Basic math skills.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian II, Assistant Branch Manager
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $50,013 – $60,785

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian II, Assistant Branch Manager, for the Neighborhood Library Services Division. Under the direction of the Branch Manager, plans, administers, and supervises the delivery of library services in an active urban library branch located in Baltimore. The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division. Plans, organizes, and directs the work of the branch in the absence of the Librarian Supervisor; is responsible for outreach to a vibrant and diverse community. Assists in the training of staff in library policies and procedures; advises and aids customers in the selection and use of books, materials, technical services of the library; provides reference and technical assistance to the public; promotes library programs and series to the community; oversees the planning of both youth and adult programs. Keeps abreast of current developments in the library field, national and local news, and of public demands and interests. Attends professional and general staff meetings, serves on staff and professional committees. A good opportunity for a community oriented librarian who deals well with a wide variety of adults, as well and children and teens.

Requirements: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). Incumbent should possess a minimum of three (3) years of successful library experience in an urban public library setting. Maryland Certification in Library Science. Administrative or supervisory experience highly preferred.

Position: Librarian II, Children’s Services
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $50,013 – $$60,785

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is looking for an energetic and creative Librarian II, Children’s Services, for the Neighborhood Library Services Division. Under the direction of the Branch Manager and in consultation with the Coordinator of Children’s Services, the Librarian II will administer services to children and young adults. The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division. Plans, organizes, and directs the work of the children’s department, interprets policy relative to the provision of library service to children. Trains, develops, supervises, and evaluates children’s librarians assigned to the location. Assist with the training of new children’s services staff for the library. Oversees programs for children in providing system-wide children’s programs. Promotes library services to area schools, organizations, and community groups. Advises and aids customers in the selection and use of children’s books, children’s materials and databases at the branch location. In consultation with Collection Management, monitors and maintains the materials collection for children. Keeps abreast of current development in children’s services as well as public demands and interests. Attends professional and general meetings; serves on staff and professional committees; chairs committees of professional librarians in support of children’s programs; assists the Branch Manager in the management of financial and programming support from donors.

Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS-A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). Maryland Certification in Library Science. Minimum of three years of successful library experience, including experience in children’s services as well as some supervisory experience. Knowledge of children’s literature, an awareness of child development and related “best practices” in the provision of library services to children. Ability to provide effective leadership and supervision for staff; skill in human services; ability to make long-range plans; understanding of library/community relationships; and an ability to interpret and promote them to organized and informal groups. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Nimitz Library, Naval Academy
Salary: $40,883 to $53,147

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties

  • You will perform library shelving to put items in proper shelf and removing damage materials.
  • You will locate documentation for users through the searches of classification and indexing systems
  • You will process, discharge, and return library materials, and other operations of the library in support of services provided to patrons.
  • You will answer customer queries to assist library customers.

Position: STEM & Open Science Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $52,000 to $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Libraries seeks two creative and service-oriented individuals to join our team of STEM librarians who report to the Head of the STEM Library. The two new subject librarians will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in reimagining how to best support our users’ needs in a time of change. We are seeking experienced librarians or those who are new to the field. Come and grow with us!

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

Reporting to the Head of the STEM Library, the STEM & Open Science librarians manage a combination of duties and expectations, with responsibilities in: Collections and Content, Reference and Research Consulting, Teaching, Learning and Literacies, Outreach and Engagement, and Scholarly Communications and Research Data Services. Exact liaison responsibilities will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications. Additionally, the STEM & Open Science Librarians will develop programs benefiting their communities to expand the Libraries’ research-related programs and services. Programming may focus on issues relevant to the STEM community in the following categories: information literacy, scholarly communication, GIS, Maker lab, etc. The STEM Library serves several colleges and schools, including the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Along with other STEM and other subject librarians, the incumbent is in a key position to help the University of Maryland Libraries define a role for subject librarians that will allow the Libraries to be more closely integrated into the entire educational and research process at the University of Maryland. The STEM & Open Science librarians will help envision and shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships.

The incumbents are active members of the Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) department of the Research and Academic Services (RAS) division, contributing to departmental and divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with colleagues and other units in the Libraries. The STEM & Open Science Librarians participate in developing and maintaining a departmental culture that is inclusive, equitable, diverse, customer-centered, and responsive to changes happening in academic libraries and higher education.)

For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Requirements

Education

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-US equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.

Experience

  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship.
  • Demonstrated experience with reference, instruction and collection development in science disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience with or demonstrated aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
  • Subject background in assigned disciplines demonstrated through academic degrees, course work, or substantive experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship; knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies. The exact liaison responsibilities will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to produce published scholarship.
  • Excellent attention to details and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, to build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff; and the ability to provide exceptional services to a diverse clientele.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a just, equitable, and inclusive workplace evidenced through work experience, education, professional development, professional service and/or scholarship. Strong commitment to the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Position: Librarian III
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $65,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Library is seeking a passionate and engaged professional to lead the Selection Unit of the Collection Development Department. Under the direction of the Collection Development Department Supervisor, the Selection Unit Supervisor oversees the daily and on-going activities of the selection team which is composed of one administrative assistant and seven MLS degreed librarians. The Selection team purchases materials at all age levels for Baltimore City as well as materials in support of the Central Library’s role as the State Library Resource Center. The Library is looking for a team member who wants to build dynamic and diverse collections that will engage Library users across the city and state. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and forward thinking about the methods and tools that can be used to build and maintain collections.

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

Summary of Duties

  • The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division.
  • Manages daily activities of the Selection Unit team.
  • Supervises and evaluates job performance, updates job descriptions and provides work plans for unit staff.
  • Serves as lead project manager for the Selection Unit.
  • Prepares and submits regular unit activity reports to the Collection Development Manager and Deputy Chief of Collections.
  • Monitors the expenditure of allocated funds to ensure encumbrance of all monies by end of fiscal year.
  • Assists with development and monitoring of the annual print budget.
  • Creates and manages training manuals and other Selection Unit documentation.
  • Identifies new formats for purchase in order to increase library circulation and foot traffic into library locations.
  • Supports strong data collection procedures for the Selection team and advocates for the best tools available to the team.
  • Stays aware of best practices in Selection and recommends new tools and services to support library selection.
  • Develops and manages ongoing collection maintenance projects, including replacement and weeding.
  • Supports the Department manager in updating the Library’s selection policy, How Baltimore Chooses, on an ongoing basis.
  • Interprets library policies and procedures and communicates to unit team members.
  • Supports statewide professional development training in areas of expertise, including presentations.
  • Keeps abreast of current Library policies and procedures.
  • Works with the Collection Development Department team to establish best practices for selection, invoicing, and materials preservation.
  • Assists Collection Development Department manager with departmental planning and goal setting in support of the Library’s strategic plan.
  • Participates in local, regional and national professional activities, including serving on library committees.
  • Collaborates with the Technical Services, Invoicing and Preservation unit managers to ensure smooth and efficient operations of the department.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Five years of professional library experience, preferably in a public library. Demonstrated project management experience. Experience supervising and motivating staff. Demonstrated skill with Google, Microsoft Office Suite and Integrated Library Systems. Strong communication and customer service skills. Strong organization and problem-solving skills. Maryland State Librarian Certification required within one year of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of library science principles, practices, trends, and techniques, and of public library administrative policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience developing relevant and diverse collections.
  • Experience selecting print materials and familiarity with web-based bibliographic and acquisitions tools.
  • Knowledge of current publishing trends and review sources.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret Library data in support of building collections.
  • Experience reviewing and supporting contracts for library services and products.
  • Familiarity with emerging trends and issues in public libraries.
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems, especially acquisitions and cataloging modules, preferably SIRSIDynix.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, co-workers, and other library staff.
  • Ability to communicate articulately and respectfully, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, adapt to changing priorities, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated skills in time, workflow, and project management, with attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability and a commitment to excellent customer service.
  • Works with library staff in order to ensure successful project implementation and completion.

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

A regular, full time, 12-month professional position providing leadership for technical services and electronic resources management. This librarian manages the technical service areas of the library, including: Acquisitions, Serials, Cataloging, and Government Documents. Responsible for maintenance of the Integrated Library System in coordination with the Carroll Library Partnership. Maintains the library’s discovery service, proxy, and related systems. Responsible for the development of electronic resources appropriate to the current and evolving curriculum needs of McDaniel College. Supervises three full-time staff and indirectly supervises student assistants. Participates with other librarians in providing reference, instruction, supporting collection development, liaison to assigned departments, and other duties as assigned. Occasional evening and weekend hours required. This position reports to the Library Director.

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Manages the Technical Services department.
  • Provides leadership in collection development.
  • Performs system administration duties for the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Maintains the library’s discovery service, proxy, and related systems.
  • Participates in library collection development.
  • Participates in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities.
  • Participates as a member of the leadership team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manages the Technical Services department.
  • Oversees technical services functions including policy development, implementation, and review of procedures.
  • Monitors and advises the Library Director on materials budget expenditures.
  • Provides oversight for gifts processing including developing procedures and policies, evaluation, and disposition of donated materials.
  • Coordinates technical services projects with other library staff.

Provides leadership in collection development.

  • Manages the library’s electronic resources including e-journals, research and reference databases, e-books, online multimedia databases including sound and streaming video, and other electronic document collections.
  • Coordinates trials of new resources and vendor demonstrations as needed.
  • Coordinates and manages electronic resources. including preliminary license review in consultation with the Library Director and relevant liaisons.
  • Manages annual renewal processes.
  • Investigates and compares vendor products and offers, establishes and maintains effective vendor relations, negotiates and documents license terms and pricing, and collaborates with consortia partners.
  • Reviews and analyzes current online collections and provides recommendations for changes.
  • In cooperation with the STEM, Assessment, and Instruction Librarian, maintains usage statistics for electronic resources, and develops reports based on this data to aid in collection decision-making.

Performs local system administration duties for the shared Integrated Library System (ILS).

  • Keeps informed of updates and new features of the ILS and works closely with the Carroll County Public Library (the system owner) on planning and implementation.
  • Troubleshoots reported problems and contacts consortia partners or the vendor to resolve issues.
  • Runs routine loads of records into the system and provides reports and software updates as needed.

Maintains the library’s discovery service, proxy, and related systems.

  • Maintains the library’s discovery service (Ebsco EDS), and proxy (OCLC EZProxy). Coordinates web and LibGuide development with library staff.
  • Coordinates with vendors, resource suppliers, and IT regarding system changes, access issues, troubleshooting, and upgrades.
  • Maintains print and electronic periodical and database access on platforms such as SerialsSolutions, EZProxy, and LibGuides.
  • Works with faculty to facilitate appropriate linking to materials in multiple formats. Maintains LibGuide related to resource linking.

In collaboration with the library professional staff, provides liaison, reference, and instruction services

  • Assists users in conducting research, finding information, and using the library’s resources.
  • Is a part of the on-call reference rotation.
  • Prepares and delivers class presentations and resource demonstrations.
  • Liaises with designated academic departments, coordinating and facilitating the selection of library materials appropriate to the curriculum and the library’s collection development policy.
  • Develops and maintains LibGuide pages as needed for liaison departments.

Participates in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities.

  • Participates in relevant professional organizations.
  • Attends professional meetings, workshops, and presentations.
  • Participates in College academic activities.

Participates as a member of the library leadership team in order to advance the mission and goals of the Hoover Library.

  • Serves on library committees and participates in annual planning.
  • Cross-trains as needed to provide backup support (e.g. basic circulation training).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required:

  • ALA accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science.
  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience in library technical services.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills and technological expertise.
  • Experience with DDC, LCSH, OCLC and MARC21 formats for bibliographic holdings and authority control, and with Integrated Library Systems.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in e-resources management and assessment.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a strongly collaborative environment.
  • Ability to successfully lead and complete a wide scope of projects. Demonstrated commitment to the use of new information technologies.
  • Commitment to professional development and service excellence.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to provide well-reasoned analysis using appropriate research and data resources; developing reports to support conclusions; and aptitude for detailed work.

Additional Information:

McDaniel College, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran’s status or any other legally protected status. For more information on the College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit https://www.mcdaniel.edu/about-us/diversity-equity-inclusion.

Application Instructions:

Completed applications must include a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, the names and contact information of three professional references, and a job application. Review of applications begins immediately. The position will remain open until filled.