Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director, Library and Learning Resources
Location: Prince George’s Community College

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

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

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.

  1. Knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of college library and tutoring services.
  2. Knowledge of college library materials and resources.
  3. Knowledge of issues in open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright and intellectual property.
  4. Knowledge of instructional and/or curriculum design in higher educational settings and implications for online teaching.
  5. Knowledge of the challenges facing the library field in the 21st century.
  6. Skilled in creating and implementing college library programs and services.
  7. Ability to think analytically and to develop new or revised systems, procedures, and work flow.
  8. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  9. Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
  10. Ability to make administrative decisions, interpret policies, and supervise staff.
  11. Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, faculty, administrators, and other community agencies and the public.
  12. Ability to coordinate the work of diverse people in multiple departments with differing personalities.
  13. Ability to articulate a vision to move the Library forward.
  14. Ability to lead, motivate, and support teams to work collaboratively.
  15. Ability to work with diverse college units and external partners.
  16. Ability to understand barriers presented to students, including issues of functional, media, information, and technological literacy.
  17. Job Requirements
  18. 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.
  19. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  20. 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.
  21. 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: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Maritime Intelligence Center, Suitland, MD
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Responsibilities

  • You will provide support for Library functions including: cataloging, circulation, responding to reference questions, and collection management.
  • You will identify and recommend books and serials for acquisition.
  • You will assist customers with access to collection holdings, online resources, and information services.
  • You will identify and provide charts and maps in response to requests.
  • You will complete on-the-job and formal training that are designed to equip the incumbent with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform routine activities that will lead up to the next career progression grade level.
  • You will assist customers in the use of library resources by locating materials (e.g., books, reports, periodicals), and showing users how to find items in the public access catalog, and answering a wide range of ready reference questions.
  • You will perform duties pertaining to interlibrary loans.
  • You will work with customers to determine library service requirements and acquire information through procurement process to fulfill those requirements.
  • You will perform purchase requests and review incoming orders for correctness and completeness.
  • You will track and report expenditures for library service requests and maintain record keeping of reports in the database.
  • You will ensure Library requests are provided in the proper format, customer requests are addressed in a timely manner, reports meet standards and disseminated in a timely manner in the directed format, and tradecraft skills are updated as necessary.

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

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • You must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of an offer or removal. Indicate the level and date of your clearance in your resume.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • You must acknowledge in writing that you are accepting an appointment in the DCIPS (excepted service) which does not confer competitive status, prior to appointment.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • This position requires a periodic polygraph examination.
  • This position may require a 2-year DCIPS trial period.
  • All Defense Intelligence positions under the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) are in the excepted service by specific statute, 10 U.S.C. 1601. This position is in the excepted service and does not confer competitive status.

Qualifications
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GG-07/GS-07) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience includes the following tasks and responsibilities: 1) Providing reference and research assistance to customers; 2) Performing data research in response to specific requests; 3) Using standard cataloging rules to perform descriptive cataloging; 4) Performing reference services and information services utilizing library related systems, to include: OCLC, Workflow, Lexis/Nexis, SharePoint, FEDLINK, milSuite, and others as identified.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1400/technical-information-services-series-1412/

Twelve Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Walter Reed Nat’l Military Medical Ctr, Dir for Ed, Training, & Research, Darnall Medical Library, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $48,670 to $63,267

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
About the Position: The Darnall Medical Library is on the third floor of building 1 (National Historic Landmark), at Walter Reed NMMC. We ensure quality patient care by providing healthcare providers with accurate information in a timely manner, and ensuring that online resources are accessible to them from their desktops and mobile devices. The applicant can expect to make a difference in the care of our wounded warriors, service personnel, and their families.

Responsibilities

  • Staffing the library circulation desk, and acting as backup to interlibrary loan services.
  • Responding to standard queries and document delivery requests.
  • Assisting customers in using library resources and equipment;
  • Explaining library services and policies.
  • Working with an integrated library system (ILS): searching and editing records, creating patron accounts, checking items in and out.

Position: Interim Lower School Librarian
Location: Sidwell Friends School, Lower School, Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Sidwell Friends School, a coeducational Quaker day school located in Washington, DC seeks an interim Lower School librarian for the 2020-21 school year. The Lower School program seeks to foster a love of learning and provide children with a firm grounding in the core academic subjects. It is built around rigorous intellectual exploration and joyful discovery. Students are challenged to think deeply about concepts and ideas, to make learning personal and relevant, to ask questions and to look for broader truths and understanding. The library is at the “hub” of the learning in our School, and we are looking for candidates who demonstrate a student-centered approach to teaching and learning, attention to the “whole child,” a commitment to equity, justice and community work and a grounding in best practices in the library.

The Lower School librarian at Sidwell Friends School teaches every class PK-4th grades weekly, introducing children to new books and authors, as well as collaborating with classroom teachers to teach digital citizenship, information literacy and research skills. Risk-taking, collaboration, a positive community spirit, organizational skills and strong communication skills are essential characteristics of the candidate.

Position: Research & Instruction Librarian
Location: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD
Salary is in low $50’s

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Description
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public liberal arts college, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Research & Instruction Librarian. The Library seeks an enthusiastic and creative librarian to provide research and instruction support to students and faculty and coordinate User Services.

As the liaison to Psychology and Social Sciences, the librarian will work collaboratively with faculty to develop and teach information literacy classes, assess student learning and provide research assistance. The librarian will also provide instruction in the First Year and Transfer Seminars, required courses for all new St. Mary’s students.

In addition to serving as a liaison to multiple academic departments the incumbent will be responsible for coordinating User Services, including managing the library’s website and Springshare accounts, aligning student employee outcomes with the College’s professional literacies program, and outreach.

This is an excellent opportunity for a librarian interested in student-centered information literacy instruction and User Services. The successful candidate must have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to effectively collaborate with colleagues. Librarians at the college serve as academic advisors and participate in faculty governance.

This 12-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position is anticipated to begin August 1, 2020.

Position: Archivist for Digital Initiatives
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Description

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks an innovative and collaborative individual to manage accessioning, processing, preserving, and providing access to digital materials in Archives and Special Collections. Reporting to the Head of Archives and Special Collections, the Archivist for Digital Initiatives’ role includes planning, policy development, managing platforms and tools, creating metadata, and collaboration on related outreach and public services initiatives. The successful candidate will be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about serving our two university communities through increased access to and robust preservation of digital materials. Early career professionals are encouraged to apply.

Position: Children’s Associate librarian I (part time)
Location: Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown, MD
Salary: Hourly Rate: $19.47

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Children’s Associate Librarian I (Part-Time) needed for the Fletcher Branch of the Washington County Free Library. The library has an immediate PT, 20 hours per week position for a non-MLS, Children’s Associate Librarian I. A background in children’s programming is a major plus. The tentative schedule is Tues., Wed. and Thurs 5:15 to 9:15 pm and Sat. 8:45 am to 5:15 pm. Duties may include conducting a story time for young children on Thursday evening, conducting 1 monthly preschool science program and 1 monthly early elementary science program on Saturdays, selecting and showing a movie on the first Saturday of the month, and working alongside of other children’s librarians to staff the Children’s reference desk. We are looking for a smart and able learner with a desire to work with children. We need a person with a positive attitude who will help to make our children and parents feel welcome in using the library. The successful applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree, good computer skills, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Previous experience in children’s work or prior teaching experience will weigh heavily in the applicant’s favor. Valid driver’s license required. Must secure MD Certification with 24 months of appointment.

Position: Librarian III
Location: North Point Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $39,190-$60,736

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
Assists customers in finding answers to a broad range of questions through use of print and on-line resources
Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening either for personal pleasure or professional development
Assists customers with technology related requests for service including e-reader devices
Develops and maintains a portion of the Library’s collection
Plans and presents library-related programs and outreach services
Serves on teams and committees within the branch and system-wide
As needed, serves as Librarian in Charge by handling customer complaints and resolving facilities issues
Supports innovation by embracing change, being flexible and anticipating customers’ needs
Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter, rethinking processes, and effectively solving problems
Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships
Actively pursues continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and sharing knowledge in the workplace

Position: Student Writing Services Manager (FT, remote)
Location: Strayer University, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Student Writing Services Manager oversees efforts related to identifying and providing writing instruction and services for students and alumni. The Student Writing Services Manager will partner with University Library team members on blending writing and research instruction strategies. The Student Writing Services Manager will also works with academics and operations teams to ensure writing instruction and services are in alignment with stakeholder needs. He/she will use assessment practices and data analytics to drive positive student and alumni outcomes.

Position: Research & Writing Mentor (PT, remote)
Location: Strayer University, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Research & Writing Mentor provides research and writing services directly to stakeholders with exceptional customer service. He/she strives to make every stakeholder interaction positive and relevant to academic, professional, or personal goals. He/she participates in University Library team projects and initiatives.

**THIS IS A REMOTE POSITION**

Position: Library Services Manager (FT, remote)
Location: Strayer University, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Library Services Manager oversees efforts related to the development of an overall strategy for research and information literacy instruction and services for patrons. The position develops and implements an overall University patron centric strategy for supporting online research. This includes leading strategy and development of instruction for how students access and use the online library for research. The Library Services Manager works with academics and operations teams to ensure research and information literacy instruction and services are in alignment with stakeholder needs. Identify and embed assessment practices and data analytics to drive positive patron outcomes.

** THIS IS A REMOTE POSITION**

Position: Part-time Hourly Administrative Aide
Salary: $14.64/hour
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library, Annapolis, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from high school or equivalency program, supplemented by basic computer training and one year in clerical work; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description.

Responsibilities:
Varied clerical work receiving visitors/callers and providing office support to various departments within Headquarters.

HOURS: 20 hours/week – Monday – Friday – 8:30 am to 12:30 pm OR 12:30 pm to 4:30 p.m.

Position: Youth & Family Engagement Specialist
Location: Rosedale Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $39,190-$60,736

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Summary:
  • Collaborates with branch staff to create programming and develop spaces in branches for customers ages birth-18 and their families/caregivers.
  • Coordinates system-wide programming and initiatives for customers ages birth -18 and their families/caregivers.
  • Develops, implements and conducts Youth & Family Engagement continuing education trainings.
  • Prepares and analyzes ongoing statistical reports.
  • Collaborates with other departments and other Youth & Family Engagement department staff on library collections, technology, marketing, and services for youth.
  • Promotes programming and initiatives in partnership with the Marketing and Development department using a variety of communication methods, including in-person, written, and video communications.
  • Collaborates with other agencies serving youth locally, state-wide and nationally.
  • May supervise other staff members; applies leadership and coaching skills in the training and development of staff.

Position: Part time Library Associate, Youth Services
Location: Caroline County Public Library, Denton, MD
Salary: $17.22-17.50/hr

The Caroline County Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, energetic, community-oriented individual to provide customer service and youth programming at all locations. 29 hours per week including daytime, evenings until 8pm, and Saturdays. Starting salary is $17.22-17.50/hr. Part-time library associates participate in the MD State Retirement System.

Applicants must possess exceptional customer service skills and a strong desire to work with the public and with youth of all ages. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college and proficiency in Windows, Mac OS and emerging technologies are required.

Duties include reference and information services, circulation and clerical work, providing computer, electronic device and technology assistance, and other projects and tasks as assigned. This position has a special focus on providing Early Literacy Storytime programming and outreach and developing and delivering programming for elementary age youth.