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.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research and Learning Librarian
Location: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking, and self-motivated individual to serve as the Research and Learning Librarian for the Americas team supporting Cleary’s Global view. This role is fully flexible and may work from one of the following locations: NY, DC, NJ, CT, VA, MD, PA. This role will require the ability to manage expectations across time zones and will require occasional travel and office site visits.

Under the organizational reporting line of the Reference Services Manager – Americas and Global Director of Library and Information services, the Research and Learning Librarian supports and promotes electronic and digital access, usage impact and improves visibility into the firm’s vast legal and non-legal content portfolio.

The Research and Learning Librarian serves as the point of contact for learning opportunities and vendor training schedules for legal, legal support functions and business development teams in order to maximize user awareness, efficiencies and return on investment.

Reports to: Reference Services Manager – Americas (Direct); Director Global Library and Information Services (Matrixed)

Responsibilities

  • In consultation with the Director of Global Library, Reference Service Manager, partners with practice area leaders, practice development lawyers, research librarian practice liaisons and content providers to provide an integrated learning strategy inclusive of bespoke curriculum design, pathfinders, group and individual learning sessions as well as recommending opportunities to improve the user experience.
  • Prepare and conduct content orientation with the Americas team for all learning and awareness sessions targeted for Summer Associates, First-Year Associates, International Associates and lateral hires.
  • Prepare custom curriculum for practice teams in consultation with Practice Development Lawyers, Practice Development Specialists and business services such as Business Development and Pro-Bono.
  • Responsible for creating learning and awareness materials through instructional design, assessment tools and designing communication campaigns.
  • Develop vendor relationships in order schedule vendor learning sessions and communicate Cleary’s usage preference and vendor content and platform development.
  • In conjunction with supporting learning and awareness, and on a regular rotation, participate in complex business and legal research requirements as part of the Americas Library and Research Services team.
  • Directly consult with the Library and Information Services Reference Manager-Americas to support daily research needs.
  • Research support is targeted to 40% of the week and adjusted based on business needs and resource constraints.
  • Daily research needs will require legal, legislative and business research including, news alerts across a wide range of practice areas.
  • Participate in global working groups and specific Global Practice Development initiatives as directed by the Director of Global Library and Information Services and Reference Services Manager.
  • Qualifications

Required:

  • JD from an ABA accredited institution and a MLS, MLIS, MBA, or MA from an ALA accredited institution is required.
  • Five years of experience as a practicing attorney, content vendor training consultant, researcher with a law firm, academic institution, or professional services firm.
  • Experience reporting within a matrixed organization framework.
  • Service oriented and proactive with strong attention to detail.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and executive presence.
  • Clear and effective verbal, presentation (PowerPoint) and written communication skills.
  • Strategic independent thinker with the ability to work with a dispersed global team.
  • Occasional travel as needed.

Position: National Education Association (NEA) Archivist
Location: George Washington University Libraries
Salary: $54,000 to $68,700

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI) enriches the academic experience of scholars and students and sparks innovation at GW. Our people, programs, partnerships, and services enable research and teaching through access to the latest scholarship as well as rich archival resources; tailored support for researchers at all levels; guidance for faculty who want to explore new teaching methods and technologies in the classroom; and robust support for online education.

GWLAI seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented National Education Association (NEA) Archivist. LAI invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us.

A virtual information session about the NEA Archivist position will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7PM (Eastern) Please register for the information session in order to receive access to the webinar.

This session will be recorded and linked from the library’s website following the event.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Arrange, describe, and make accessible the archival records and publications of the National Education Association (NEA) and other education related archival collections, and supervise students undertaking similar work.
  • Working closely with colleagues and other stakeholders, revise legacy descriptive metadata in catalog records and finding aids; develop and implement culturally responsive methodologies for archival description and access.
  • Provide reference, research, and instruction services for NEA and other collections.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, faculty, students, and special collections user communities to understand, articulate, and promote the multi-disciplinary research value of the NEA archives and related collections.
  • Work closely with archival content donors, especially the NEA, to successfully steward archival collections, often engaging in outreach activities and/or exhibit development.
  • Collaboratively select, prioritize, and prepare collection materials for digitization.
  • Employ tools and techniques such as oral history interviews and web archiving to fill gaps in the official organizational record of the NEA.
  • Participate in collection development of NEA and education-related archival content to support and expand existing collection strengths and meet demonstrated research needs and trends.
  • Participate in libraries-wide collection development of secondary source content.
  • Conduct library instruction for undergraduate and graduate level courses in partnership with faculty, including partnering with GW’s first-year University Writing Program.
  • Serve as an active participant in GWLAI teams and projects and across campus.
  • Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the profession.

This position reports to the Collections Coordinator for the Special Collections Research Center and may be eligible for partial telework.

When applying for the NEA Archivist position please highlight the experiences you have that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and university communities.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions.

Position: Librarian
Location: District of Columbia Courts
Salary: $89,834 to $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Superior Court Library in the Special Operations Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court. The Librarian manages the daily operations of the Library, supervises staff, and demonstrates a commitment to excellent customer service.

Duties

The incumbent provides a full array of established library functions including but not limited to research, reference, acquisitions, technical services, collection management, library administration, bibliographical work, and cataloging.

Brief Description of the Major Duties:

  • Develops and implements a library program which provides the resources and services required by the operation and mission of the D.C. Superior Court.
  • Manages the overall day-to-day operations, the office logistics, and staffing requirements to effectively and timely accomplish the goals and objectives of the division’s management action plan (MAP) and the Court’s Strategic Plan.
  • Develops policies, practices, and procedures for library operations and functions and researches new concepts in library administration and services, developments in library information technology, and new publications and other library media.
  • Tracks D.C. legislation and regulations and maintains files of D.C. Council committee reports for use in legislative history research.
  • Selects and implements an appropriate level of cataloging and classification of library materials; and develops and maintains other information indexes and finding aids to assist research.
  • Assists library users in the location of specific material and implements effective means to inform library users of resources and services, provides instructions on the use of library materials, and provides library orientation and legal research training to new law clerks and court personnel.
  • Works collaboratively with the DC Court of Appeals librarian to promote the values of the Court and share resources, as necessary.
  • Ensures compliance with relevant laws and regulations, including copyright regarding the use of library materials and resources.
  • Collects and analyzes statistical data for the purposes of performance evaluations, MAP statistics, Key Performance Indicators, budget, and the preparation of performance and annual reports. Reports may be statistical, narrative, or advisory in nature.
  • Making recommendations for new software, contracts for electronic resources, and program, process, and policy improvements.
  • Investigates and responds orally and in writing to inquiries and complaints from Judicial officers and staff, other court personnel, outside agencies, attorneys, and the public.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 to $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Business, Science, and Technology Section, Federal Research Division, Library Enterprises Directorate, Chief Operating Officer.

Duties

The Federal Research Division (FRD) is the principal fee-for-service, full-cost-recovery research and analysis service of the Library of Congress. FRD administers the Federal Research Program, which provides research reports, translations, and analytical studies for entities of the Federal Government and the District of Columbia.

Serves as project manager for centrally managed technical information activities, performing the full range of program/project management functions for research, translation, and analysis activities. Works closely with Division management, research team members, and client agency counterparts. Prepares or contributes to planning, authorization, and implementation documents, and monitors their timely clearance and execution. Develops and ensures preparation of proposals, scopes of work, and budgets for proposed and assigned projects and prepares progress reports on the implementation of interagency agreements. Identifies substantive or administrative problems, taking corrective action with respect to modifications in program/project content, direction, funding, and staff levels.

Solves highly complex problems within the technical information occupation. Evaluates and recommends new methods for information transfer. Performs information searches in a broad subject field, where government agency clients need specialized and complex information such as reports of advanced scientific research or social science information on complex issues before policy-makers or officials that are conflicting, incomplete, or unclear.

Plans, organizes, develops, and conducts research and analysis on topics in assigned geographic or functional specialist area, providing comprehensive assessments of broad, exceptionally complex or highly sensitive issues within the assignment area. Draws on expert knowledge of Library collections and other resources to analyze complex questions, requirements, and priorities. Makes expert decisions as to which sources will best meet research objectives. Prepares reports, responses to inquiries and requests, and research papers using expert knowledge.

Researches, writes, and/or coordinates difficult, complex projects or studies containing new, unfamiliar facets requiring considerable ingenuity in determining the approach and identifying the relevant factors for data collection and analysis.

Serves as the principal liaison between the Division and Federal agency clients on the proposed or assigned research task. Serves as a senior analyst with responsibility for applying recognized expertise within a broad and complex geographic or functional specialty area in the research and analysis of significant issues, developments, and events affecting the formulation and execution of U.S. policy.
Provides expert advice and consultation in defining information collection requirements and priorities, provides guidance to client agency managers and staff in interpreting and applying information, initiates, plans, and conducts in-depth research studies, and serves as a principal point of contact with other organizations, including other Federal agencies, on all matters related to the specialty area.

Plans, develops, organizes, and conducts special research studies. Provides comprehensive assessments of broad, exceptionally complex, or highly sensitive issues within the assignment area. Using government agency client and Division management guidance, interprets the subject matter, scope, and objective of studies based on an in-depth understanding of most significant policy interests in the specialty area. Identifies sources of and acquires the resources needed to accomplish research objectives.

Analyzes, formulates, and develops ideas, concepts, and methodology for new or revised policies, procedures, and systems for designing, implementing and evaluating technical information programs worldwide. Conducts research in strategy, design techniques, and methodology. Identifies concepts and ideas proven successful, and develops alternative concepts and techniques for use in various situations. Assesses strategic objectives, program and project designs, and methodology used, to determine whether they will accomplish established objectives.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 012673.

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, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Biomedical)
Location: National Institute of Health
Salary: $89,834 to $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as an Instructional Librarian. If you have experience providing library 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.

Duties

  • Serves as an expert in information research and library instruction, especially E-learning.
  • Develops and delivers training to researchers in advanced fields of biomedical knowledge, using a wide variety of instructional techniques.
  • Performs complex searches requiring the collection and organization of data from various sources, including the development of narrative reports, charts, tables, graphs and various statistical reports.
  • Provide advice and consultation to research and scientific staff on information searches and technologies.
  • Analyzes library operating practices and procedures, online files, and processing methods, and associated training and instructional programs, in order to improve the operating effectiveness and efficiency of the library.
  • Obtain and analyze feedback from trainees regarding the effectiveness of library instruction.

Position: Library Technician (Digitization)
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $50,643 to $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Digitization and Access Branch for the National Agricultural Library (NAL) in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will be responsible for preparation of print materials and associated metadata for digitization as well as operating NAL’s imaging equipment and associated computer hardware and software.

Duties

  • Reviews materials for digitization, selecting the best copy and ensuring each item is complete and the information is in proper order.
  • Formats metadata to meet the requirements of NAL digital collections; identifies and adds missing metadata elements as needed.
  • Performs quality reviews of digital items produced by/for NAL.
  • Consults with the collection management staff on special handling requirements prior to digitization.
  • Consults with catalogers and metadata librarians as needed to ensure accuracy of bibliographic information for each item digitized.
  • Coordinates return of physical items for reshelving after digitization is complete.
  • Searches existing library and external systems for bibliographic records and existence of digitized copies.
  • Operates the imaging systems used for in-house digitization of rare and non-standard (oversize, fragile, etc.) materials.
  • Processes images to meet project requirements, including creation of derivative files and tonal adjustment as needed.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Information Specialist
Location: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Salary: $61,947 to $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

NIST works with industry and science to advance innovation and improve quality of life. We’re looking for a Information Specialist to join our team!

Duties

This position provides high-quality reference and research assistance related to information technology, engineering, standards development and conformity assessment information processes. Includes conducting reference interviews to identify customer needs and answering ready-reference questions from outside of NIST by the Standards Information Center. This position also organizes, synthesizes, and compiles research results into a deliverable format that meets the customer’s needs, including generating FAQs. Performs a range of database management support functions.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Online Learning Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a tech-savvy and collaborative librarian to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The Online Learning Librarian will actively work with faculty and colleagues to design, implement, and assess online learning services and programs for undergraduate and graduate students. This position will lead and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs to support the curricula of both universities. The position reports to the Research Services Librarian and is a member of the Research and Instruction unit within the Library’s Research and Technology Services Department.
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 interest in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Online Learning Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to improve the library’s research and instruction program to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Grow and continuously improve an effective program of online instruction designed to meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students. Work with faculty to employ a broad range of learning objects to enhance their teaching.
  • Examples include modular web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and emerging educational technologies.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs.
  • Provide library instruction to on-campus and remote students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for remote students.
  • Provide general reference support.
  • 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.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Online Learning Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree by June 2022 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 familiarity with current trends, best practices, and issues in online learning;
  • Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and 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 effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated research consultation and instruction experience;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects.
  • Working knowledge of platforms such as Zoom, Sidecar Learning, LibGuides, and other learning object creation software.

Position: Archivist for Digital Initiatives
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and tech-savvy individual to lead the development, management, and preservation of digital collections in Archives and Special Collections. Reporting to the Head of Archives and Special Collections, the Archivist for Digital Initiatives’ role includes policy development; processing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections; creating metadata; and collaborating on related outreach and public services initiatives. The successful candidate will be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about serving our two university communities, Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University, through increased access to and robust preservation of digital materials.

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 early career archivists and those who have demonstrated interest in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop, document, and implement procedures for accessioning, arranging, describing, and providing access to digitized and born-digital materials according to professional standards.
  • Arrange and describe analog, hybrid, and born-digital archival collections.
  • Develop, document, and implement policies and procedures for the preservation of digital materials.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to develop metadata supporting the discovery and management of digital content.
  • Supervise in-house and outsourced digitization projects.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to support digital scholarship initiatives in our two university communities.
  • Contribute to archives-oriented outreach, including social media, library website, presentations, and exhibits.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate student assistants, interns, and/or volunteers.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three work-related references with “Archivist for Digital Initiatives” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID inclusive of boosters. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination, inclusive of boosters, will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree by June 2022 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, or master’s degree in a related field such as Public History;
  • Experience with the arrangement and description of archival collections;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategies for managing born-digital archival material and of digital preservation standards;
  • Experience with one or more platforms for the discovery, management, and/or preservation of digital collections;
  • Demonstrated aptitude for and interest in learning new technologies and skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience creating metadata for digital objects;
  • Experience with web archiving activities and tools.

Position: Science Metrics Data Analyst II
Location: Space Telescope Science Institute

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), located on the Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, MD, is the science operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and the science and mission operations center for the James Webb Space Telescope, launched in 2021. (Click here to learn more about our missions). Take part in work at the forefront of astronomy in a job that offers a competitive salary and generous benefits. This position could support working from home. Candidates must be in our local market to be able to report on-site when needed.

STScI is seeking a Science Metrics Data Analyst II to join the Library team in the Science Mission Office. Under the general direction of the Branch Manager and with support from the Science Metrics Lead, the Science Metrics Data Analyst contributes to the metrics program by gathering key science metric information and making those metrics available through database tools and reports.

The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package (Click here to explore our benefits). STScI offers a flexible and welcoming workspace for all (Click here to learn more about our culture).

TO APPLY: Share your experience by uploading a resume and completing an online application. Applications received by February 11th, 2022 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.

Direct link: Science Metrics Data Analyst II

Explore all career opportunities through our website at http://www.stsci.edu/opportunities/

COVID Working Protocols: https://outerspace.stsci.edu/display/CWP

STScI embraces the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in creating a first-rate community. We reflect this deep dedication in strongly encouraging women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities (Click here to learn more about how we foster Diversity & Inclusion). Veterans, disabled individuals, or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at careers@stsci.edu EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce http://www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity.asp

As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements that are included for protection and to assist us in our record-keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.

Requirements

Your Role & Responsibilities include:

  • Reviews refereed literature for papers that use data from telescopes; applies metadata to science papers using automated and manual techniques.
  • Provides direct support and advice to bibliography stakeholders related to search, retrieval and interpretation of publication metrics.
  • Investigates and solves problems related to publications, metadata, linked archival data, Astrophysics Data System (ADS) index records, and/or database entries.
  • Prepares routine and ad hoc reports under the direction of the Science Metrics Lead and Branch Manager; gathers and presents numeric and visual data summarizing metrics for stakeholders, with an emphasis on transparency and equity.
  • Assists Science Metrics Lead with documentation and requirements writing; participates in testing and communicates ideas for improvements.
  • Assists with metrics gathering and analysis to support staff career cases related to hiring, promotion, talent retention, and collaboration.
  • Gathers external metrics for comparison and benchmarking for staff, institute, and missions.

Your Experience, Skills & Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Systems, Computational Linguistics, Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, or a related field. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in scientific, research, reporting, or technical support activities.

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of technical, scientific, and non-technical personnel within the institute and to communicate effectively with archives, libraries, and other astronomical institutions and observatories.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing tools and methodologies in information or data delivery.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal instruction; strong time management skills, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience working on small projects or completion of a curriculum, at least two of the following three: database search and retrieval; metrics/metadata entry and reporting; technical writing and documentation best practices.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident.

Desirable, but not required

  • Experience writing or using an API.
  • Knowledge of scientific literature and/or data archives is desirable.
  • Familiarity with persistent identifiers such as DOIs and ORCID.
  • Experience scripting in Python or writing requirements for software that uses Python.
  • Knowledge of taxonomies and thesauri.

Position: Senior Research Data Analyst
Location: Johns Hopkins University
Salary: $53,020 – $72,935

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Epidemiology Department is seeking a Senior Research Data Analyst who will assist in analysis of documents in the Opioid Industry Documents Archive and with further development of the Archive.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform a rapid, critical analysis of extensive sets of documents produced by opioid manufacturers that have been released as a result of litigation, with respect to content of the materials, including the cases, dates, products, stakeholders, and document types, in order to summarize information for research and communication purposes.
  • Prepare summary materials from such analyses that are suitable for dissemination to general public to promote archive access and use.
  • Review, analysis and development of metadata accompanying submitted documents.
  • Apply similar tools and methods to those used for the analyses above to new contributions to the opioid archives.
  • Work with the project team in pursuing potential new sources of contributions to the archive.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s Degree in related discipline.
  • 1 year related experience.
  • Require highly specialized advanced knowledge, education and/or training in a specialized field of study to conduct research.

Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of health sciences, health policy, and/or history of science, medicine and technology.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current national metadata standards.
  • Education/training in archives, library and information science, history, or related field.
  • Experience working in archives, digital humanities, digital preservation, and/or data mining.
  • Experience with or knowledge of research methodologies in the social sciences is preferred.
  • Ability to work remotely and collaborate with a diverse and geographically distributed team.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.

Classified Title: Sr. Research Data Analyst
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
Starting Salary Range: 53,020 – $72,935 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5:00 flex
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Telecommute
Department name: ​​​​​​​Epidemiology
Personnel area: School of Public Health

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $87,198 – $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located within Agricultural Research Service, Field Organization, National Agricultural Library (NAL), Information Products Division in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will provide customer service to individuals with questions regarding NAL’s physical and digital collections, Web content and online services.

Duties:

  • Delivers client-focused, innovative services that support and are responsive individuals to the information needs of NAL customers.
  • Serves as a recognized authority on the content and configuration of the online collections, bibliographic databases and research tools available through NAL
  • Participates in various USDA, NAL teams and committees.
  • Tracks and monitors incoming questions to ensure timely resolution.
  • Provides advanced levels of support by troubleshooting complex access issues or problems with electronic content delivery.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Associate – Teen Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Library Associate 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.

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

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

Position: Assistant Director of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Web Services Office
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $80,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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.

The NNLM consists of seven Health Sciences Libraries functioning as Regional Medical Libraries covering the United States as well as three national offices and three national centers. For more information about the structure and purpose of the NNLM, please visit https://nnlm.gov/about/about-nnlm

Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, the Assistant Director of NWSO provides oversite and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a systems administrator. 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.

This is a grant-funded, non-permanent status faculty appointment renewable on an annual basis. This position will be at the rank of Librarian II or III. The incumbent will be eligible for promotion and is expected to participate fully as a member of the library’s faculty.

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 Systems Administrator, 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 Advisory Team
  • 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.

Position 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, multi-cultural 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.

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 15th, 2021.

BENEFITS: 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.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Position: Collection Development Strategies Librarian (Open Rank)
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $52,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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.

Nature of Work:

The Collection Development Strategies Librarian will work in a highly collaborative organization to create and implement innovative approaches to providing effective stewardship of print and electronic collections. The main work will focus on gathering and managing data supporting collection development and collection assessment and making decisions about the collections based on that data. The Collection Development Strategies Librarian will have a leadership role in planning and executing deselection and transfer projects for print collections and identifying alternate formats as appropriate, as well as the rightsizing of on-campus collections in McKeldin Library, campus branch libraries and collections housed off-site. The Librarian will assist in gathering, managing, manipulating, and reporting data drawn from in-house systems such as ALEPH and from a wide range of vendor supplied data and data available from external organizations. The Librarian will also serve as liaison to regional and national collections initiatives, shared print, and specialized data repositories.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Collection management (95%)

  • In collaboration with the Director of Collection Development Strategies and the Deselection and Transfer Steering Committee (DTSC), develops and manages project-oriented activities, including making decisions regarding the disposition and location of library materials (e.g. Hornbake storage organization, microfilm de-duplication, shifting of collections within McKeldin Library, collaboration with Severn Library, etc.).
  • Plans and makes decisions associated with the effective maintenance of existing collections and related deselection/retention, preservation, and storage issues, including Severn Library.
  • Develops a program of data analysis to inform collections strategy and applies data to collections decisions.
  • Manages Library resource desiderata processes.
  • Serves as a liaison with colleagues in Cataloging and Metadata Services, Acquisitions, Continuing Resources and Data Services, and Preservation.
  • Serves as a liaison for the Development Office and Gifts-in-Kind program.
  • Serves as liaison between the University of Maryland Libraries and regional and national collections initiatives (Big Ten Academic Alliance, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions, HathiTrust, etc.), shared print, and specialized data repositories into the Library’s collections framework.
  • Works with the Collection Development Strategies Graduate Assistant to monitor and update collections-related intranet (LIBI) and public web pages.
  • Serves as a standing member of the Collection Development Committee (CDC) and chairs Deselection and Transfer Steering Committee (DTSC).
  • Assists with the formulation and review of Library collection development policies and related workflows.
  • Assists in monitoring and responding to mediated requests received through the demand driven acquisitions (DDA) program, and monitors and addresses requests for materials generated by the Library’s suggestion services (“Suggest a Book”, etc.).
  • Monitors local, system-wide, and vendor provided reports to identify collection related trends and patterns.

Other Duties and Responsibilities (5%)

  • Participates in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Contributes to achieving the University’s and/or the Libraries’ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

For the full position description and faculty requirements, 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 .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/90988. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until January 30, 2022.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or a non-USA equivalent; or a graduate degree relevant to the position’s duties.
  • Minimum three years of increasingly responsible professional library experience in an academic or research library, or equivalent, including collection management or technical services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural and diverse environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience gathering, assessing, interpreting, and presenting quantitative and qualitative data for varied audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective projects

Preferred:

  • Experience with creating collection development and management policies and strategies.
  • Experience with tools used for data manipulation, analysis, and visualization (e.g. Excel, Access, Python, OpenRefine, Tableau, Jupyter Notebooks).
  • Aptitude for learning and adapting emerging technologies.
  • Familiarity with licensing practices for electronic resources.
  • Strong record of professional engagement.

Faculty Requirement: This position is appointed to Library 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. Library Faculty at the University of Maryland must demonstrate accomplishments and/or evidence of potential for future accomplishments in three areas: 1) librarianship, which includes the assigned area(s) of responsibility and professional development; 2) service, which includes participation in library, university, local, and national committees and professional organizations beyond the assigned area(s) of responsibility; and 3) research, scholarship, and/or creative activities, which includes self- directed inquiry and results dissemination to advance the state of the profession. Library faculty who are successful in meeting these criteria are awarded continuous employment in the form of Permanent Status. For additional information on faculty status at the University of Maryland Libraries, consult: https://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the American Folklife Center Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 368552.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The incumbent is responsible for the organization and description of manuscript, multiformat, and other archival collections, which typically contain a wide range of unique and often unpublished materials, often numbering thousands of items, including handwritten or digital journals and correspondence, business ledgers, photographs and drawings, scrapbooks, and audiovisual recordings.

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

Assembles information to help resolve administrative and legal matters affecting the arrangement and availability of collections. Applies prescribed criteria for the retention or disposition of duplicate and extraneous matter. Identifies material for conservation treatment and coordinates the preparation of material for permanent housing. Produces detailed descriptive guides for research use online. Evaluates and upgrades older finding aids to bring them into conformity with current archival descriptive standards.

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

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

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

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

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several record groups to locate the information. Assists scholars and researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the division and Library. Substitutes on a temporary basis as necessary assisting readers in the division’s public Reading Room. is position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Deputy Assistant Director (American Law Division)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 – $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Deputy Assistant Director to operationalize the Assistant Director’s vision in leading and managing the American Law Division (ALD), which addresses all legal questions that arise in a legislative context or are otherwise of interest to Congress. CRS provides confidential, objective, nonpartisan, authoritative, and timely research, analysis, and consultative support exclusively to the U.S. Congress.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The Deputy Assistant Director is part of the executive-level leadership of CRS and will operationalize the Assistant Director’s vision in leading and managing the American Law Division (ALD). Working directly with congressional committees and Members of the House and Senate and their staff, ALD attorneys contribute to an informed national legislature as it considers legal and policy issues of importance to the American people. Areas of research, analysis, and consultative support include all facets of law in the United States, including administrative, business, civil rights, constitutional, energy, environmental, health, immigration, intellectual property, international, labor, military, national security, procurement, tax, and trade law. ALD attorneys also ensure that the Constitution Annotated of the United States, the official record of the U.S. Constitution, remains accurate and timely through historical research, analysis of current developments in constitutional law, and review and assimilation of practice materials and academic discourse.

On behalf of the Assistant Director, the Deputy Assistant Director ensures optimal operations and administration of the division on both substantive and management matters. Intellectual curiosity, an ability to learn, creativity, optimism, enthusiasm for public service, solicitude, flexibility, respect for and an ability to execute administrative duties rapidly and accurately, responsiveness, business acumen, and an ability to understand and interpret the strategic vision of another leader are attributes that would contribute to success in this position.

The Deputy Assistant Director assists in monitoring, measuring, and calibrating division research and publication activities in relation to its mission of serving Congress; supports the planning and execution of congressional outreach that ensures that the division is identifying appropriate legal questions facing Congress; follows through with ensuring division operations that provide objective, authoritative, and high quality legal analysis that meets the needs of congressional clients; translates the Assistant Director’s vision into action with respect to intellectual leadership of legal areas within the division’s responsibility; collaborates with other executives and subordinate managers on the CRS mission; and serves with full delegated authority of the Assistant Director in her absence. The Deputy Assistant Director also performs special or sensitive substantive, consultative, or managerial assignments as requested by the Assistant Director.

Major duties of this position include:

Demonstrates intellectual leadership in the formulating, framing, conducting and communicating of research policy and analysis conducted in the division, in terms of subject matter expertise, methodology and relevance to congressional needs. Reviews the written products of staff to ensure that the Service’s quality standards are met.
In collaboration with other senior managers, ensures coverage of all issues identified throughout the Service. Oversees implementation of the research agenda, including approaches, frameworks, or methodologies. Monitors, updates, and adjusts the research agenda to meet the changing needs of Congress, reassesses/reallocates capacity and communicates adjustments to supervisors and staff. Coordinates research activities with managers in other divisions to promote research and analysis across the Service.
Performs the human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Ensures that supervisors and staff conduct research and analytical activities in a collaborative manner that incorporates expertise from multiple disciplines available from both inside and outside the division. Establishes and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff members in support of agency goals. Provides informal feedback and periodically formally evaluates staff on performance measures and results.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including committees and officers of the United States Congress, other legislative agencies and the Library of Congress, executive branch departments and agencies, professional organizations, universities, and other research organizations in order to advance the programs and objectives of the Congressional Research Service.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

The position description number is 058851.
The salary range indicated reflects the basic pay adjustment of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Position: Director of the Kluge Center
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 – $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Kluge Center, Library Collections and Services Group.
The position description number for this position is 420767.
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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The Director of the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress (the Library) coordinates and promotes activities that support scholars doing intensive research at the Library. The incumbent reports directly to the Associate Librarian for Researcher and Collection Services (ALRCS) with scholarly evaluations and program recommendations. The Director is responsible for the management of the Kluge endowment, and for fundraising efforts for fellowships and programming, recruiting resident visiting scholars, developing events that disseminate research done by Kluge scholars at the Library and that address challenges facing democracy, overseeing the Library’s Scholars Council, and supervising the selection process for the Kluge Prize as well as events involving Kluge Prize winners.

The Director must have distinction as a scholar and leadership experience related to major scholarly projects.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs or operations. Responsible for the direction and management of the Kluge Center and for public programs that present scholarly content. Provides direction to the programs by identifying and recommending policy initiatives and major research projects suitable for the Library to undertake as special scholarly or literary events. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as needed.

Coordinates and promotes activities that support scholars performing intensive research at the Library of Congress. Recruits and supports scholars to come to the Library by coordinating selection processes and committees and arranging related programming. Responsible for fundraising efforts for fellowships and scholarships; oversight of the Scholar Council planning conferences, symposia, and lectures; and managing the Kluge Prize selection process and events featuring Kluge Prize winner.

Supervises staff of the Kluge Center, as well as resident scholars and academic interns. Responsible for public outreach related to selection processes for fellows and scholars.

Establishes performance expectations, which are clearly communicated. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on organizational performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Takes personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that organization staff at all levels are trained and fully compliant with safety regulations.

Initiates and maintains relationships with foundations and other public and private agencies and organizations that can provide support for scholarly programs and public events. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including leadership at universities, academic associations, and cultural institutions; the Congress; think tanks; and foundations. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with The Library of Congress department management and officials, other government agencies, and institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of The Library of Congress and the Kluge Center.

Serves as the primary agency advisor on the Kluge Center, scholarly programs, and scholarly events. Recognized as an agency authority in formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on the quality of scholarly programs and operations.

Position: Research Librarian (Domestic Social Policy)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division is accepting applications under its 2022 Graduate Recruit Program for a Research Librarian. This position will be filled at the GS-09 level (see “Duties” below).

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

About the Graduate Recruit Program

Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.

About CRS

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 shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

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.

DUTIES

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Research & Library Services Section of its Domestic Social Policy Division. The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including income security, veterans’ benefits, health care, education, labor, housing, child welfare, and nutrition assistance.

This Research Librarian position is expected to provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on issues related to support for children and families, nutrition assistance programs, and healthcare.

Candidates earning a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are especially encouraged to apply.

The research librarian position carries promotion potential to the GS-13 level.

Position: Eckles Librarian
Location: George Washington University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for the Eckles Librarian. The regular schedule for this position is Monday through Thursday, 11:30 am – 8:30 pm; and Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Additional evening and weekend hours may be required. This is a designated on-site position and not eligible for telework. For more information on the university and GW Libraries, visit http://library.gwu.edu/. For more information on Eckles Library, visit https://library.gwu.edu/eckles-library.

Basic Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science or other advance degree with relevant
  • Demonstrate the ability to partner with academic departments to advance scholarship in the
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others in an environment committed to equity, diversity and
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication

To be considered, please complete an online application at
https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/87772, upload a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications, and a curriculum vitae. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law seeks to fill the position of Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library

Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law- ranked this year as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes Magazine)! The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library reports directly to the Associate Dean for Library & Technology. This is a library faculty position that oversees all library services and coordinates interdepartmental activities within the law library. This position works closely with the Associate Dean and contributes meaningfully to the development and implementation of the mission, goals, and broad policy directions for the law library (e.g., strategic planning, assessment, communication, budget and resource allocation). In partnership with the Associate Dean, this position will ensure that a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility is reflected in library services, operations, and staff.

Essential Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with library and law school leaders to provide innovation and oversight of library services during periods of stability and change.
  • Coordinate delivery of faculty and student services across all library departments.
  • Ensure day-to-day library services and staff reflect a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Actively support and encourage professional development of library staff.
  • Lead or participate in substantial library procurements such as large vendor contracts or significant equipment purchases.
  • Assist with identification of library funding needs and work with the institutional advancement team to develop potential funding sources.
  • Represent the library in coordination with the Associate Dean at faculty programs, on law school committees, at student events, and in other appropriate campus- and system-wide activities.

Required Qualifications include:

  • Master’s in Library Science (or related) and Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program required. Applicants with 10 or more years of progressive experience in law libraries may substitute for JD.
  • Minimum five years of professional library experience with at least three years of supervisory experience required in higher education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Demonstrated excellence in change management
  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills with the ability to solve problems and make decisions in a rapidly evolving and unpredictable environment
  • Understanding of library leadership trends, concepts, and best practices
  • Demonstrated success working across library departments
  • Ability to work effectively and creatively with an active, diverse, research-oriented faculty, student body, and staff
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with members and affiliates of the law school community
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Experience in strategic planning, administration, assessment, budget and resource allocation
  • Expertise in human resources management and business operations
  • Experience in collection services (e.g., acquisitions, access, licensing)
  • Experience with an ILS migration
  • Record of innovation in law libraries
  • Teaching experience

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • This position offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and fixed holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
  • The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion within established timeframes.

Availability: The position is available immediately.

To Apply: Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.umaryland.edu/jobs/ and include a cover letter, CV/resume, the names and contact information of three references, and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate”). Individuals from historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, submit your materials by 11:59pm on January 3, 2022.

Position: Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $87,198 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as a Librarian. If you have experience providing library services and bibliometrics 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.

Duties

  • Serves as a technical authority in the provision of bibliometric services in very complex subject areas related to biomedical research
  • Provides consultations on designing and using bibliometric analyses, training on bibliometric theory and techniques, and customized analysis designed to meet specific needs of NIH staff
  • Initiates, plans, and carries out work activities and projects related to bibliometric services.
  • Calculates citation impact scores using the latest bibliometric techniques and put those scores into context to help NIH staff understand how useful laboratory or program publications have been to other scientists.
  • Provides research services for users including locating and evaluating the information and data.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $65,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI), the Web Services Librarian is charged with leadership, project management, and hands-on work related to the planning, coordination, design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the Libraries’ website and other major online user interfaces. Through user experience (UX) assessment methodologies and web usage analytics, this position will chart a path of continuous improvement for the Libraries’ web presence that adjusts to evolving user needs, effectively utilizes new web technologies and practices, and reflects the Libraries’ core values, including a commitment to inclusive design.

The Web Services Librarian will engage with the UMD Libraries’ community of learners and scholars to articulate solutions that meet the diverse and evolving needs of online users. This position will collaboratively develop a shared vision and a philosophy for the Libraries’ web presence, which will drive most of the sites’ architecture, organization, and design. The incumbent will coordinate with personnel from across the Libraries to improve the Libraries’ virtual environment and web presence, and lead a cross-unit advisory group on matters related to strategic goals, initiatives, design, content, and usability of the Libraries’ web properties. Among others, the incumbent will work closely with the Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach, the Discovery Strategies and Systems Librarian, Digital Services and Technologies’ (DST) web designers and developers, and library administration and management. The Web Services Librarian will communicate requirements and design needs with the technical development team and will check in with that team on a regular basis to adjust and revise requirements, as needed. The incumbent will also directly supervise the Libraries’ Web Designer, support their development, and deploy their skills to projects and assignments effectively.

As a cross-library position, the Web Services Librarian is responsible for overall analysis, design, integration, content coordination, and evaluation of the Libraries’ online user interfaces. Where appropriate, this includes implementation, integration, evaluation, and improvement of user-interface customizations and integrations of proprietary library products affecting: discovery/searching of information resources, interlibrary loan, room reservations, library research guides, and other functional areas. The position works closely with technical as well as public-facing colleagues to integrate both proprietary and open source platforms into the Libraries’ interfaces.

Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

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:

Two years of professional experience designing and developing websites or other web-based applications.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of current web technologies and best practices
Knowledge of best practices for usability testing, web analytics, and other UX assessment methodologies
Knowledge of current web accessibility standards
Knowledge of information architecture design, taxonomy/ontology creation, and writing content for the web
Ability to manage CMS-driven websites
Ability to write and design web content using, at a minimum, HTML and CSS
Ability to manage complex technical projects
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent problem-solving skills
For the full position description and faculty requirements, 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 .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/89320. No relocation
assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not
sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a
curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Position: Outreach and Partnership Specialist
Location: Prince George’s County Library System
Salary: $53,946.18

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association

Responsibilities: You are invited to serve the residents of Prince George’s County by connecting them
with library programs and services through partnerships and outreach activities. You are passionate
about public service, making meaningful connections, and realizing social impact through grassroots and
institutional collaborations and initiatives. You are adept at assessing customer and community needs,
and have the ability to engage with a range of population groups, including K-12 students, immigrants,
and returning residents.
You will: Develop, implements and assess the Library’s outreach and collaboration strategy in
consultation with Program Services Dept, branch staff, and appropriate colleagues. Develop
relationships with schools, community agencies, organizations and institutions with aligned missions to
create mutually beneficial involvement both within and outside of the branches. Work with
Communication and Outreach Division colleagues to develop marketing and communications materials
for special initiatives and outreach activities. Identify outreach opportunities and develop programs,
demonstrations, information sharing, tabling, etc. to engage current and potential library customers.
Coordinate system wide off-site outreach activities for all library customer groups, including non-English
speakers, immigrants, and refugees. Provide professional development to branch staff on the provision
of outreach and community support.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of experience
in a library, education, or non-profit setting; – or –
Master’s degree in information science, non-profit/arts administration or related field and one to three
years of experience preferred.
Bilingual in English and a second language preferred. Hold a valid driver’s license. Considerable
knowledge of principles of youth development, reading skills acquisition, childhood learning theories
and philosophies and educational techniques required.
Salary Range: $53,946.18 Salary/year.
Application Process: Interested candidates should apply online at Outreach and Partnership Specialist,
upload a current resume and letter of interest, and complete the required skills assessment.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: This is an open until filled recruitment and may close at any time without prior notice.

Seven Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Manager, Executive Branch Operations
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $144,128 – $172,500

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking a Section Research Manager (SRM) for the Executive Branch Operations Section within the Government and Finance Division. The Research Manager leads the Section in the development of policy research and analysis relevant to congressional needs, particularly as it relates to federal government management and organizational issues.

Duties

The Section Research Manager leads a team of policy analysts conducting policy research and analysis for Congress. The section covers a broad range of federal government management and organizational issues. This includes, but is not limited to presidential powers; appointment process; federal workforce; regulatory process; inspectors general, information policy; budget process; financial management; and procurement. The section’s crosscutting portfolio provides opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across CRS.

Duties include:

  • Managing and supervising policy analysts, including communicating performance standards and expectations to staff, observing staff performance, giving feedback, and assessing performance;
  • Ensuring that the work results in objective, authoritative analysis with which the Congress can assess the consequences of legislative/policy options;
  • Proactively establishing relationships with committees of jurisdiction, building long-term relationships with clients, and taking initiative to seek out new congressional contacts for CRS;
  • Managing congressional requests, concerns, and needs in policy areas within the research management responsibility of the section;
  • Collaborating with other managers to ensure an integrative approach to the work by fully identifying significant policy problems facing the Congress, developing analytical approaches to address these problems, and applying appropriate resources; and
  • Performing special assignments as directed by the Assistant/Deputy Assistant Director.
  • Candidates with research and research management experience in issues covered by the section and who have strong interpersonal skills and are capable of leading a highly motivated and talented research staff committed to providing Congress the highest level of nonpartisan, authoritative, objective policy analysis are encouraged to apply. Previous experience in writing, research, and analysis, and knowledge of congressional decision making and legislative process is desired.

Directly supervises 10-12 staff members in the section and advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director. Leads staff toward meeting the Library’s and CRS’s vision, mission, and goals by managing performance, communicating effectively, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, building and maintaining relationships, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, thinking systematically and inspiring change. Exhibits commitment to the Library’s Supervisor Core Competencies.

Ensures that research and analysis is conducted in a fully collaborative manner both within and outside the section, reflects the congressional agenda, and is relevant to congressional policy making. Leads, plans, organizes and coordinates research, including major research projects related to sensitive or complex public policies of national or international significance, which are often multidisciplinary in nature. Ensures that research and analysis undertaken is of the highest quality and meets CRS’s standards of objectivity, responsiveness, non-partisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility. Reviews research to ensure that it complements other Service research and analyses; is accurate, well organized, and cogent; meets professional and service standards; adheres to CRS policy guidelines; and is responsive to the legislative needs of Members and committees of Congress. Establishes and maintains relationships with Members and committees of Congress.

Contributes to and assists in developing CRS-wide strategic goals and priorities. Communicates those goals and priorities to staff. Oversees the implementation of CRS-wide policies, procedures, standards and guidelines by staff. Effectively communicates management initiatives to staff and ensures that staff are able to acclimate to the changing needs of Congress and the CRS research community. Conveys to senior management information and concerns from staff.

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 accurate, 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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

The position description number for this position is 085357.

The incumbent of this position is eligible to work a flexitime work schedule.

RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE PERSON(S) SELECTED UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $87,198 – $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Superior Court Library in the Special Operations Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court. The Librarian manages the daily operations of the Library, supervises staff, and demonstrates a commitment to excellent customer service.

Duties

The incumbent provides a full array of established library functions including but not limited to research, reference, acquisitions, technical services, collection management, library administration, bibliographical work, and cataloging.

Brief Description of the Major Duties:

  • Develops and implements a library program which provides the resources and services required by the operation and mission of the D.C. Superior Court.
  • Manages the overall day-to-day operations, the office logistics, and staffing requirements to effectively and timely accomplish the goals and objectives of the division’s management action plan (MAP) and the Court’s Strategic Plan.
  • Develops policies, practices, and procedures for library operations and functions and researches new concepts in library administration and services, developments in library information technology, and new publications and other library media.
  • Tracks D.C. legislation and regulations and maintains files of D.C. Council committee reports for use in legislative history research.
  • Selects and implements an appropriate level of cataloging and classification of library materials; and develops and maintains other information indexes and finding aids to assist research.
  • Assists library users in the location of specific material and implements effective means to inform library users of resources and services, provides instructions on the use of library materials, and provides library orientation and legal research training to new law clerks and court personnel.
  • Works collaboratively with the DC Court of Appeals librarian to promote the values of the Court and share resources, as necessary.
  • Ensures compliance with relevant laws and regulations, including copyright regarding the use of library materials and resources.
  • Collects and analyzes statistical data for the purposes of individual performance evaluations, MAP statistics, Key Performance Indicators, budget, and the preparation of performance and annual reports. Reports may be statistical, narrative, or advisory in nature.
  • Making recommendations for new software, contracts for electronic resources, and program, process, and policy improvements.
  • Investigates and responds orally and in writing to inquiries and complaints from Judicial officers and staff, other court personnel, outside agencies, attorneys, and the public.
  • The DC Courts have employed many measures to keep employees and court users as safe as possible, including mandatory face coverings, social distancing, temperature checks, health screening questionnaire, enhanced air circulation, and intensified cleaning services.

We encouraged employees to get vaccinated for their safety and the safety of their family, friends, colleagues, and others with whom they have contact. We also provided opportunities for employees to receive the vaccine. Such voluntary vaccination efforts have made significant progress in suppressing the spread of COVID-19, and yet the emergence of the highly contagious Delta variant has caused a rapid increase in infection transmission rates in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, particularly among the unvaccinated.

Vaccinations, being readily available, provide the best protection from infection with COVID-19, and the requirement of vaccinations is consistent with maintaining a safe and secure workplace. Therefore, effective immediately and throughout the remainder of the COVID-19 emergency period, all DC Courts employees, interns, volunteers, and on-site contractors, who have received a vaccination as required by the COVID-19 vaccination protocols, must provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources on the first day of employment. You may seek an exemption from providing a proof of vaccination on the grounds of a specific medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief. All employees who have not received the required number of vaccination doses, regardless of the reason or whether the employee has sought or been granted an exemption, will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result on a weekly basis in order to report to work in person or remotely.

Position: Research Librarian (Government and Finance)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Government & Finance Division (G&F). This position will provide research and library services to CRS colleagues and congressional clients in areas covered by G&F, such as appropriations, budgeting, Congress, cybersecurity, economic policy, elections, emergency management, executive and judicial branch oversight, financial services, grants, legislative process, and public finance.

Duties

The Government and Finance (G&F) Division’s work focuses on how the three branches of government are organized, managed, and funded. This includes the organization, structure, operations and management of Congress, the executive and judicial branches; the congressional budget and appropriations process, the legislative process and congressional history; and issues related to American federalism, elections, emergency management, community development, and homeland security. Financial issues covered include banking, financial institutions, insurance, securities, taxation, public finance, fiscal and monetary policy, public debt, and economic impacts of tax and budget policy. The division also covers entities with unique government responsibilities such as the Census Bureau, Federal Reserve, Postal Service, and FEMA.

Research Librarians work individually and as part of teams to provide research and library services across the full range of policy areas covered by the division and author products used each year by thousands of congressional clients on topics that include appointments/nominations, appropriations status tracking, federal awards tracking, federal disaster assistance programs, federal employees, grants work in a congressional office, and various types of congressional and legislative information.

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

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

Research Librarians are often involved in the following activities.

  • Working under deadlines within specialized issue areas that may be obscure, ambiguous, and contentious.
  • Rapidly building working knowledge of specialized issue areas and resources as part of successfully identifying, proposing, developing, and executing research projects.
  • Collaborating and consulting with internal and external subject specialists to develop and improve research projects.
  • Negotiating with clients and colleagues on the substance of research projects, which may include developing an array of different options and facilitating decisions related to sources, methodology, and form of a final product.
  • Designing and writing products as a solo author or co-author that describe the findings of research projects. These products often include multiple elements such as abstracts, methodological descriptions, summaries, and tables.
  • Making effective use of peer review of products by incorporating feedback from multiple colleagues into coherent and cohesive products.
  • Working within a multi-level product development and review process to ensure accuracy, appropriate scope, adherence to organizational policies and values, and responsiveness of products.
  • Delivering products to clients in writing, by phone, and in-person, often in combination, and in accordance with the circumstances of each unique research project and resulting product.
  • Developing and maintaining knowledge of the content, scope, and search functionality of specialized research resources relevant to research projects.
  • Identifying, testing and evaluating new general and specialized research resources; performing market analyses on competing resources; and recommending resources for purchase or renewal.
  • Providing orientation and training/instruction to congressional clients and colleagues on research methods and research resources.
  • Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, college/university, information center, or other research organization are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with public speaking in an instructional capacity is desired.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

The position description number for this position is 336982

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Librarian
Location: Department of the Navy
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants must follow the directions in the “How to Apply” section of this flyer to be considered. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.

Duties

You will provide comprehensive reference, research, advisory, evaluative, and instructional services to individuals and groups at the Navy’s Department Library.
You will use knowledge of specialized sources including structure, content and access protocols of relevant databases to produce selected and annotated bibliographies on specific subjects.
You will prepare a broad range of literature guides; and develop resource directories in paper and electronic format.
You will participate in collection development and management to include acquisition, organization, maintenance, preservation, and removal or replacement of materials.

Position: Senior Librarian
Location: International Monetary Fund

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Work for the IMF. Work for the World.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is seeking to recruit an experienced, tech-savvy Senior Librarian who will lead the Library’s technology effort and a team of information professionals. The IMF Library is located in Washington, DC and serves the information and data needs of the IMF and the World Bank Group (WBG). The Library consists of three teams: Operations, Content Development, and Client Services. The Content Development team is responsible for negotiating and licensing resources procured by the Library. The Client Services team is responsible for client interactions, including answering research and reference questions, training, document delivery, interlibrary loan, and physical space management.

The Senior Librarian position is based within the Library Operations team, which oversees the Library’s technology infrastructure and provides technical support to content access, discovery, and delivery.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Section Chief (IMF Library), the Senior Librarian operates as a technical expert and leads a team of information professionals to provide overall IT strategy and direction to enable the delivery of Library services and content to the IMF and WBG staff. This includes facilitating access to data and information services, managing the Integrated Library System (ILS), cataloguing, indexing board documents, metadata services, managing data feed and bibliometric research. Additionally, the Team Leader supervises and appraises the performance of staff assigned to him/her.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Provides strategic leadership in technology issues for the Library service delivery to the IMF and the WBG.
  • Leads the Library Operations Team and oversees the development and support of Library systems including the Alma/Primo ILS, Library Network website, Reftracker query management system, and other applications.
  • Ensures access to licensed content, including a large portfolio of economic and financial databases, scientific/academic literature, news services, and related information sources.
  • Monitors industry trends and adopts new technologies to facilitate the discovery and retrieval of information/data resources subscribed by the Library.
  • Develops policies and standards, sets priorities, and manages work programs for a major team in the IMF Library. Allocates work and provides cross training to effectively cope with temporary absences and peak work volumes.
  • Provides guidance and direction in terms of cataloguing and indexing of the Library acquisition as well as in metadata-related issues to ensure compliance and consistency with the set standards while meeting the business need. Oversees the indexing work of Executive Board documents and Fund publications.
  • Cultivates consensus within the Fund/Bank among Network Libraries and/or other partners with competing needs. Leads complex and long-term projects pertaining to Library technologies across organizational lines.
  • Manages the Library IT budget which includes seeking staff input, preparing and submitting budget requests, monitoring spending and preparing reports for the IT portion of the Bank-Fund Sharing Agreement. Contributes to the overall budget process for the Library, prioritizing individual team requests to best allocate available resources.
  • Collaborates with the Knowledge Management Unit (KMU) and other departments utilizing Library staff’s expertise and support of KM initiatives.
  • Manages Library services contracts which includes managing the RFP process, overseeing vendor’s work, monitoring expenditures, and addressing any performance issues.
  • Oversees the reporting and monitoring of Library key performance indicators.

Department:

CSFDGLO Corporate Services & Facilities Dept General Services Library Operations Section

Hiring For:

A12, A13

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation.

Qualifications:

Master’s Degree, or equivalent, in Library or Information Science, plus a minimum of six years of relevant work experience supervising staff delivering IT, data, cataloging and/or indexing services.

The ideal candidate should:

  • be aware of the latest developments in IT systems (Alma/Primo-Ex Libris, Inc, Open Athens, etc.) and trends as they relate to delivering Library services. Proven track record in leading development and delivery of IT services in a Library context. Knowledge of XML, web technologies, web design principles as well as a major content management system.
  • have experience creating or supervising the development of metadata for various types of materials. Knowledge of MARC formats and RDA desirable.
  • have experience developing and supporting remote access delivery of commercial electronic content services in a variety of environments.
  • have strong analytical, organizational and project management skills.
  • demonstrate interpersonal and supervisory abilities.
  • possess oral and written communication skills especially communicating technical information to Library staff.
  • show proven problem-solving abilities using sound knowledge of Library systems and how they interface/integrate with leading technologies.

Other skills and experience include:

  • Domain knowledge of macroeconomic and financial theories and methods would be an asset.
  • Working knowledge of economic and financial data and experience using statistical packages.

Position: Head of Access Services and Library Technology
Location: Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Law Library

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Law Library at the Howard University School of Law invites applications for a Head of Access Services and Library Technology. As an HBCU, from its inception Howard University has embraced diversity and inclusion for all. We’re seeking someone ready to step into a management role, supervising staff and developing library systems. Someone who enjoys teaching and interacting with amazing students every day, and working on a library team dedicated to success in a law school defined by social justice, would be a great fit for this position.

The Head of Access Services and Library Technology has primary responsibility for providing leadership, innovation, and management in areas of resource sharing, collection maintenance, and library technology initiatives and applications. Because this position oversees multiple areas fundamental to the successful operation of public-facing services in the Law Library, the incumbent coordinates regularly with the Associate Director. Individually, and as a department head, this position manages, plans, implements, administers, and evaluates key technology-based library systems and services to support the research, scholarly, and educational missions and operations of the library and law school (e.g., integration of collaborative collection tools into integrated library systems, collection maintenance). This position represents the law library on university committees and projects and makes recommendations for the allocation, distribution, and implementation of technology resources and initiatives. In order to manage the access services team and functions successfully, knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to the collection and assist patrons in the use of library resources and services is necessary. This position actively monitors multiple library functions and technologies aimed at improving and streamlining access to library services to users. Provides legal research instruction to first year law students and on an ad hoc basis as a guest lecturer in upper-level courses. This position requires the ability to manage expectations, balance competing tasks, troubleshoot, streamline workflows and procedures to maximize efficiency and the effective allocation of resources based on priorities articulated by senior management. This position must ensure an exceptional level of service to Howard Law faculty, students, and staff – as well as the Howard University community more generally.

Requirements

  • Manage circulation services, which includes course reserves, stack maintenance, resource circulation and sharing (e.g., ILL), study rooms, and other student spaces. Recommend and oversee disaster planning for the library. Regularly assess services, collect statistics, and prepare reports for internal and external use. Develop strategies for effective communication about services and procedures with Howard Law community – including opening/closing hours and any unexpected changes. Drafts, communicates, and enforces the department’s policies and procedures.
  • Hires, supervises, schedules, and trains all Access Services staff and part-time student assistants. Trains and supervises staff.
  • Provides leadership and vision for library technology initiatives and applications. Further develops and maintains relationship with Information Technology department. Maintains highest level of knowledge of technology applications and best practices in the higher education and library environments. Helps staff troubleshoot technology as well as provide regular training. Responsible for ensuring Law Library is taking full advantage of online capabilities offered by subscription-based resources (e.g., law library databases, main campus library databases, university subsidized resources).
  • Staffs reference desk, supports faculty research, and teaches in required first year legal research curriculum and guest lectures as needed in response to law faculty requests.