One Position: Maryland

Position: Library Services Specialist (Tuesday-Saturday)

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Originally posted on SLA Careers

The University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Sciences and Human Services Library is currently seeking a Library Services Specialist. Under general supervision, the Library Services Specialist provides high quality reference and research support in person, by phone, via email and chat service. This position provides users with information and guidance in finding and retrieving library information resources. The Library Services Specialist answers questions and provides one-on-one instruction to users in conducting library research; searching online databases; and using technologies, tools and strategies to create, seek, use and manage information. The Library Services Specialist reports to the Head of Information Services. The work schedule for this position is Tuesday – Saturday.

UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. Non-exempt regular staff receive a generous leave package that starts with 11 days of vacation accrued per year, paid holidays, unlimited accrual of sick time, and time for community service; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).

Primary Duties:

  • Responds to customer information needs using online systems and information seeking skills to evaluate and locate the most appropriate library information resources. Searches and retrieves materials.
  • Educates and guides face-to-face and remote customers with varying levels of proficiency to use technologies, tools, and strategies to create, seek, use, or manage information.
  • Provides input, when appropriate, regarding selection, retention, maintenance, and evaluation of all types of library information resources.
  • Performs quality control and assists with planning, preparing, creating and maintaining local library information resources.
  • Assists with the maintenance of information discovery tools, guides, and other library information resources.
  • Identifies and resolves problems related to access and use of library information resources and services.
  • Collects, reports and assists with analyzing data on collections, usage, service transactions, and customer needs. Generates specialized reports and notices.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Caplin & Drysdale

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Rare opportunity – Caplin & Drysdale has an opening for the Reference Librarian position (first time in 10 years!). It’s currently a hybrid position in Washington, DC with 3 days in the office. Master’s degree in Librarianship or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution and 3-5 years of experience is required.

SUMMARY: The Reference Librarian provides research and reference services to attorneys, paralegals, and support staff in both the D.C. and New York offices. This position is also responsible for assisting the Library Manager with compiling legislative histories, research training, acquisitions, subscriptions management, collection development, and library technology.

Please use this link to see full job description and apply online –
https://www.caplindrysdale.com/job-reference-librarian-washington-d-c-office

Potential candidates, please send your resumes to the HR Manager, Karla Monroe at kmonroe@capdale.com.

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Position: Library and Research Services Manager
Location: Wiley Rein LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Wiley, a leading Washington, DC law firm, has an opening for a Library and Research Services Manager. This role is responsible for the strategic management and oversight over the firm’s library department and team members and ensuring the delivery of high-quality legal research and reference activities to support firm business needs. Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, this role will:

  • promote the firm’s technical, reference, and research services to firm attorneys and professionals and manage service delivery expectations
  • supervise library team members and day-to-day activities of the library and research services department
  • work with practice groups to assess on-going research and reference needs and provide training and support to attorneys and professionals for those products
  • maintain vendor relations and assist with negotiating licenses for electronic services
  • manage overall budget and expenses
  • lead the library staff in the organization and development of content for the library and research services portion of the intranet
  • Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree, with a Masters in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited program and/or JD degree highly preferred, and a minimum eight (8) years plus of relevant law library professional experience. Previous law firm experience is strongly preferred. Candidates should also possess a strong understanding and knowledge of core legal and business research products, tools, and platforms and demonstrated leadership experience, including mentoring, coaching and leading a team

For more information and to be considered for this role, please apply via this link: https://legalrecruiting.wiley.law/viDesktopEx/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=14&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=138

Position: Cataloging Librarian
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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 (the Rubenstein Institute). The United Stated Holocaust Memorial Museum Library is a specialized library dedicated to Holocaust and genocide studies. 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 Library provides general reference and research services to a wide variety of users, including Museum staff, scholars, educators and the general public.

The primary purpose of the position is to provide library cataloging services for researchers engaged in exploring various aspects of the Holocaust. The employee investigates and analyzes resources 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 the Rubenstein Institute to develop and document institutional practices regarding cataloging policies, procedures, and workflows.
  • Participates in and oversees projects to catalog special collections, develops training materials, and creates procedural documentation.
  • Reviews cataloging work of technicians, interns, volunteers, and contractors for accuracy and completeness.
  • 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.

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.
  • General knowledge of the Holocaust and modern European history.
  • Strong organizational skills demonstrated by the ability to plan and execute multiple tasks and 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 Voyager integrated library system.
  • Reading knowledge of multiple non-English European languages and/or Hebrew
  • Interested applicants must send their resume and cover letter; applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

The Museum is committed to cultivating and maintaining a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion (DEAI). Please click here to view the Museum Statement on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion (PDF).

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Reader Services Section, Music Division, Special Collections Directorate, Research and Collections Services within the Library Collections Services Group at the Library of Congress. The position reports directly to the Supervisor. Assisting with public reference service in the Performing Arts Reading Room, collection management and maintenance activities involving the Music Division’s holdings. This position requires some Saturday duty on a rotating schedule.

Duties

Applies thorough knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to resolve a wide variety of problems while maintaining the collections. Develops plans to expedite sorting, arranging, and shelving of incoming or returned collection material.

Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling before such items reach final destination. Independently recognizes when segments of the collection require shelving attention or shelf-reading to accommodate incoming materials, based on the ability to identify/anticipate complex publishing patterns. Makes necessary arrangements to rearrange or shift items in accordance with available space or participates in planned moves to achieve this purpose.

Performs primary collection security responsibilities, including controlling stack access and verifying that material taken from the collection is properly charged.

Works independently in the stacks. Has responsibility for conditions within the stacks. Brings cleaning and building maintenance problems to the attention of the head of the Reader Services Section.

Oversees the work of cleaning crews, contractors, and repair workers while they are in the stacks. Identifies and reports collection material that needs conservation or preservation treatment. Performs minor in-house conservation maintenance tasks.

Assists in maintaining the reference collection by refiling, relabeling, and replacing outdated titles with newer editions. May work on related processing and preservation projects as assigned.

Collection material maintenance is not sedentary and includes special physical demands such as lifting books, shelving books, emptying carts and tubs, as well as standing for long periods, walking, bending, stretching, pushing loaded book trucks, and carrying moderately heavy items.

Retrieves collection material in response to reader requests via call slip and the automated call slip system (ACS), ILL requests, duplication orders, and Congressional inquiries. Utilizes extensive knowledge of the Music Division’s collections to recommend surrogate copies, both microform and digital when they are available. Demonstrates an understanding of the various standard and unique shelf arrangements of the Music Division’s on-site holdings while successfully locating material.

When requested material is not on shelf, verifies accuracy of information provided by requester by searching online and manual catalogs and finding aids. Checks to determine if item has been charged outside the library or to a location within the library. Consults the full range of reference and bibliographic sources of all types, as well as print and online catalogs and files to resolve discrepancies in bibliographic information.

Processes interlibrary loan (ILL) requests, including tasks of a difficult or unusual nature, by searching collections for material going out on loan. Possesses knowledge of subscription databases and searches to find requested periodical articles to send electronically to requestor, if database permits ILL. Examines condition of material returned and re-shelves material.

Retrieval of collection materials is not sedentary and involves pushing book trucks, pulling books and boxes from shelves, extended periods of standing, as well as recurring activities such as bending, stooping, stretching, and reaching.

Serves at the circulation desk in the Performing Arts Reading Room (PARR), the central delivery station for collection material. Receives and reviews call slips for accuracy and completion. Identifies material housed in other custodial locations or off-site facilities.

Delivers materials or status reports to the requester’s desk in the PARR.

Provides customer service such as answering and directing telephone calls, referring reference and research questions to the appropriate librarian, assisting library patrons with directions and general library information, explaining library policy and procedures, and assisting library patrons in the use of equipment such as copiers, scanners, microfilm/fiche readers/printers, computers, printers, and other related equipment.

Uses manual and online reference tools, including subscription databases, to provide ready reference services to patrons requiring materials in the performing arts. Assists users in determining available methods and processes for locating information. Explains the use of manual and online catalogs and information systems.

The position description number for this position is 379434.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

A routine validated pre-placement physical examination is required as a condition of assignment. This position requires regular recurring physical examinations every three years.

Three Position: Maryland

Position: Knowledge Management Specialist II or III
Location: Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Salary: $57,934

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF’s support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.

This position will be in support of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Center for Global Health Engagement. The mission of CGHE is to provide operational support to the DoD GHE enterprise to meet national security objectives. This is accomplished by promoting DoD GHE thought leadership, acting as a think tank for the community, and providing DoD GHE operational support to the Joint Force through the conduct of DoD GHE training and education, support for DoD GHE-related research, programmatic support, as well as program/project assessment, monitoring, and evaluation activities.

Responsibilities

HJF is seeking a Knowledge Management Specialist II or III to serve as CGHE’s knowledge management (KM) expert, leading and facilitating the development and implementation of knowledge management processes. The incumbent provides administrative project oversight to maximize the effective use of project resources for CGHE. The KM Specialist works on complex problems and identifies and proposes solutions. The incumbent will work closely with CGHE’s Liaison to the Office of the Joint Staff Surgeon, and project teams to guide impact measurement and research activities for CGHE.

Responsibilities

  • Identifies and develops strategic solutions to build capacity through KM efforts in support of the Center’s strategic plan.
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of KM strategies, including tools and processes.
  • Researches, identifies, and provides strategic, structural, and technical recommendations on how to create and sustain solutions that address knowledge management gaps within CGHE and across the wider DoD GHE enterprise
  • Monitors the effectiveness, maintenance, and use of KM programs and systems and utilizes findings to improve knowledge solutions over time.
  • Assists in the creation of knowledge articles, standard operating procedures, job aids, and work instructions.
  • Identifies, collects, reviews, and organizes documents and relevant knowledge in a repository accessible to all required personnel.
  • Leverages content management systems (e.g. SharePoint, Google Drive, etc.) to facilitate data storage and retrieval.
  • Provides coaching and training on knowledge management matters and promotes a culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing.
  • Utilizes best practices to ensure knowledge is organized in a manner that supports maximum findability.
  • Works with senior management and key stakeholders to identify critical knowledge gaps and opportunities.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Specialist, promotes and disseminates information about GHE activities to internal and external audiences, including organizing knowledge-sharing events and tools to foster unity.
  • Oversees the requirements set forth by the Federal Lead and Senior Program Manager by initiating and monitoring tasks; Facilitates regular, recurring team meetings and manages weekly due outs/deliverables.
  • Contributes to strategic planning. Works with project stakeholders, including senior military personnel, to ensure detailed business and technical requirements are defined to ensure success. Develops and manages project plans from inception to deployment, applying project management methodology and enforcing best practice standards.
  • Interacts with project stakeholders by facilitating information flow as a liaison between research staff, Principal Investigators, project sponsors, research administrators and HJF Program Management in the administration of knowledge management processes. Applies expertise in establishing more complex standard operating procedures and leading improvements. Responds to complex requests and escalated complaints.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for the role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of project management principles, and good communications, customer/client relationship skills and people management experience.
  • Familiarity with assessing information-seeking behavior and knowledge cycles in order to gauge direction for customized knowledge management solutions.
  • Ability to work completely independently, use sound judgment in solving problems, and coordinate many complex systems and requirements simultaneously.
  • Outstanding attention to detail combined with creativity and initiative, with the ability to thrive in an environment of high expectations and driven by a growth mindset.
  • Proven success in a cross-functional position, including strong interpersonal and relationship management skills to ensure collaboration and continuous learning.
  • Experience with quantitative analysis, statistics, and/or data modeling preferred.
  • Knowledge of DoD structure, Combatant Commands, and Military Health System preferred.

Physical Capabilities

Lifting: Requires lifting materials over 25 lbs.
Ability to stand or sit at a computer for prolonged periods.

Qualifications

Work Environment

This position will take place primarily in a office setting.
Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business, Government, Information Technology, or Information and Library Science. Master’s Degree preferred
  • Level III – 6-8 years of experience required
  • Level II – 3-5 years of experience required
  • All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business, Government, Information Technology, or Information and Library Science. Master’s Degree preferred
Level III – 6-8 years of experience required
Level II – 3-5 years of experience required

Position: Library Manager
Location: Anne Arundel Community College

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Library Services Manager works out of the Correctional Education Library Headquarters office performing essential administrative duties to support the correctional librarians across the state. This position works collaboratively with the Supervisor of Correctional Libraries to ensure the provision of high-quality library services, operational continuity and efficiency, and to provide effective allocation of resources and materials to all libraries.

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college’s excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.

While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for any position.

In the best interest of the College, only individuals who are residents of Maryland or one of the following states will be eligible for employment at the college: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. The college will annually review this restriction and, if appropriate, expand the list of states of employment eligibility.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Position duties will include:

  1. Gather monthly statistics from institutional libraries. Prepare and compile required reports and statistics.
  2. Complete Maryland DPSCS and Correctional Librarian training sessions.
  3. Coordinate selections, acquisition and distribution of library materials. Purchase other essential supplies and distribute to CE Libraries statewide.
  4. Coordinate donation program from organizations and public.
  5. Assist with updating of library performance standards.
  6. Provide substitute librarian services as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. (Library degree not required)
  • Library or customer service experience helpful.
  • Driver’s License, access to transportation.
  • Position work location will be 1100 N Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201 and involves occasional travel to institutions in the Jessup region.
  • Basic math skills for purchasing, gathering and analyzing statistics.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to maintain friendly, enthusiastic and effective working relationships with staff across the region, work independently as part of a team and without direct supervision.
  • Must be able to pass background check to enter correctional institutions.

Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Technology and Literacy
Location: Towson University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position:
The College of Education invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Educational Technology and Literacy (EDTL) with expertise in school library media, instructional design, children and young adult school library services, and digital media and technology in youth work or related areas. The EDTL department has an established and successful school library media program that integrates new approaches to the educational and research needs of professionals seeking to understand emerging models for instructional delivery and youth participation in the new media ecology found in K-12 educational settings.

Qualifications:

The College of Education seeks applications from a diverse pool of early career scholars with a strong focus on school library media and learning/instructional design/educational technologies, a commitment to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, and applying information literacy and educational technologies to achieve more just and equitable educational learning opportunities and teaching practices. Candidates should have outstanding potential and a defined research agenda related to the discipline of school library media, including but not limited to integrating digital resources, information literacy, collection development, school library media leadership and administration, or the organization of knowledge. They should have demonstrated teaching ability, strong methodological skills, and a desire to develop sponsored research.

Successful candidates will have:

  • earned doctorate (degree completed by December 2023) from an accredited university in Instructional Technology, School Library Media, Curriculum and Instruction, Information Studies, Educational Leadership or related fields;
  • demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students;
  • active scholarly productivity with strong methodological training, learning design experience, and professional development commitment;
  • experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses;
  • experience teaching in online or hybrid learning environments;
  • a strong interest in advising and mentoring masters and/or doctoral student research;
  • experience teaching in public/private schools and knowledge of state and national standards for school libraries (i.e., AASL).
  • designing and developing learning materials/courses using emerging and advanced digital media and technology
  • a desire to seek externally funded grants.

With all hires, The College of Education seeks candidates who are committed to the College’s imperatives to improve educational practice and diversity, equity, and inclusion of all students.

Responsibilities:

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in School Library Media/Learning/Instructional Design, conduct research in the field of school librarianship, participate in program, department, college, and university governance, seek external funding, and provide service to the field and profession at local, state and national levels.

Towson University:

Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. It is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland, the 12th-largest public university system in the United States. TU is also a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and offers employment opportunities at all levels. TU enrolls over 19,818 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 900 full-time faculty and offers 65 bachelor’s, 46 master’s, and 4 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, candidate’s reflections and descriptions on how they can contribute to Towson University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, graduate transcripts, and three reference letters to the link below.

Dr. David Robinson
School Library Media Search Chair
Department of Educational Technology and Literacy
College of Education
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Please click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is COE-3605.

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

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

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Requirements
Qualifications:

The College of Education seeks applications from a diverse pool of early career scholars with a strong focus on school library media and learning/instructional design/educational technologies, a commitment to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, and applying information literacy and educational technologies to achieve more just and equitable educational learning opportunities and teaching practices. Candidates should have outstanding potential and a defined research agenda related to the discipline of school library media, including but not limited to integrating digital resources, information literacy, collection development, school library media leadership and administration, or the organization of knowledge. They should have demonstrated teaching ability, strong methodological skills, and a desire to develop sponsored research.

Successful candidates will have:

  • earned doctorate (degree completed by December 2023) from an accredited university in Instructional Technology, School Library Media, Curriculum and Instruction, Information Studies, Educational Leadership or related fields;
  • demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students;
  • active scholarly productivity with strong methodological training, learning design experience, and professional development commitment;
  • experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses;
  • experience teaching in online or hybrid learning environments;
  • a strong interest in advising and mentoring masters and/or doctoral student research;
  • experience teaching in public/private schools and knowledge of state and national standards for school libraries (i.e., AASL).
  • designing and developing learning materials/courses using emerging and advanced digital media and technology
  • a desire to seek externally funded grants.

With all hires, The College of Education seeks candidates who are committed to the College’s imperatives to improve educational practice and diversity, equity, and inclusion of all students.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Senior Research Operations Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Senior Research Operations Coordinator in Washington, DC office. The Senior Research Operations Coordinator works as part of a firmwide team to support the financial functions of Research Operations, including expense accounting, variance reporting, budget data collection, and various invoicing responsibilities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the monthly variance process:
  • Reviewing and recording actual costs in Research Services applications to identify budget variances.
  • Identifying miscoded expenses and obtaining reclassifications.
  • Creating monthly variance spreadsheets and preliminary analysis for the Director.
  • Assisting the Director with annual budget and revised plan.
  • Processing transactional expenses and chargebacks to the appropriate client matter or practice group.
  • Supporting collection services by performing some or all of the following tasks for the DC office:
  • Establishing and maintaining effective vendor relationships and working with vendors to rectify billing issues.
  • Processing invoices, recording data in acquisitions databases, and allocating client-matter charges.
  • Participating in collection review projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or related subject preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a library, preferably law or business.
  • Strong Excel skills and expert facility with formulas and pivot tables.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to coordinate large amounts of data.
  • Strong analytical skills and an aptitude working with numbers.
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Exceptional client service.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
  • Proven reliability, dependability, and motivation.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities
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Position: Supervisory Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Acquisitions Fiscal, Overseas and Support (AFOS) Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access (ABA) Directorate, Discovery And Preservation Services at the Library of Congress (LOC).
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position
The position description number is 392408.

Duties

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-7 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work; Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII) of employees. Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity and inclusiveness and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, age, or other non-merit factor.

Executes technical assignments, provided by the division head, with defined objectives, priorities and deadlines and works with the supervisor on unusual situations that do not have clear precedents. Using a wide range of technical methods, principles, and practices to manage the acquisition, receiving and routing of mail, the processing of Cataloging in Publication mail, and the placement of appropriate security strips and markings on new Library materials.

Working with the chief on designing and planning difficult but well-precedented projects and practices. Develops appropriate quality control and review practices to ensure that the performance by staff meets the required standards. Analyzes and maintains statistics. Prepares reports of statistical trends to the division chief.

In close consultation with the Librarians, the incumbent is responsible for program operations which includes routine operations along with assessing unusual circumstances and situations, identifying incomplete or conflicting data and making recommendations and decision based on the analysis and interpretation of data, information and current processes.

Ensures the Duplicate Material Exchange Program collection materials are correctly organized to facilitate retrieval for distribution to exchange partners. As part of the distribution of Duplicative Materials Exchange Program materials, the incumbent is responsible for the preparation of letters for U.S. and international customs control and other necessary documents for the shipment of materials to global exchange partners.

The incumbent participates in the development of policies, plans, and specific recommendations in areas of responsibility within AFOS mailroom operations. The incumbent assists the chief in developing short and long range plans, taking into account the overall goals and objectives of the office, the budgetary limitations, and available resources. Confers and communicates regularly with subordinate employees to review goals and achievements. The incumbent coordinates with supervisors of other units concerning matters of workload priorities, and procedures. The incumbent meets and communicates regularly with the Chief to discuss priorities and division goals. Provides input for the Division’s annual report with minimal revision required.

Ensures that all equipment, machinery, and communication devices are in operation in order to enable staff to fully perform their duties and coordinates repair as necessary. Exercises care to ensure that government property, especially Library collections materials, are properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage, and that persons under his/her supervision meet their responsibilities in this regard.

A routine validated pre-placement physical examination is required as a condition of assignment to this position. This position requires regular recurring physical examinations every three (3) years. Health Services Division determines if the employee or applicant is medically qualified to perform the duties of the position and meets the physical requirements and/or medical standards as a result of the physical examination.

Position: Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Library

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian develops, coordinates and promotes the growth of the Library’s scholarly communications programs and services, including outreach, training and support to faculty, students, and staff on copyright, fair use, open access, open education and scholarly publishing; and provide specialized research consultations and instruction services in these areas.

The Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian supports digital scholarship by promoting the use of DigitalGeorgetown, the Library’s institutional repository, as well as other scholarly communication tools provided by the Library. They advance the Library’s scholarly communication initiatives by developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships within the Library and with faculty, staff and students, in order to facilitate a seamless, interdisciplinary, and university-wide network supporting faculty and students in research publication and impact.

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Head of Research Services, along with ten other subject liaisons and reference librarians, the Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian works closely with other department colleagues, including Access Services, the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, and the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services Department. They also engage with faculty, students, and partners across campus, developing strong relationships and supporting the Library’s as well as the university’s scholarly communication endeavors.

Qualifications

  • Master of Library and Information Science and/or a related advanced degree in legal studies or information science or a Juris Doctorate (JD) from an ABA-accredited institution
  • Significant experience with and knowledge of copyright law and policy, licensing, and other intellectual property issues – especially as they relate to fair use, new models of scholarly communication, Open Access, author’s rights, and scholarly use of intellectual property
  • At least 2 years of relevant professional experience, including progressively responsible leadership experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly publishing trends and initiatives related to open access and OER – e.g., SPARC initiatives, Read and Publish, Subscribe to Open) across a variety of disciplines
  • Awareness of policies and practices related to research data, OER, Open Science and scholarly publishing in the academic research landscape
  • Ability to communicate effectively across a wide and diverse range of stakeholders and build collaborative relationships
  • Demonstrated experience creating instructional and outreach materials related to copyright, IP or other scholarly communication issues
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in using emerging technologies and software to create solutions that address the evolving information needs of university faculty and students
  • Strong service commitment to working with students, faculty, staff, and other communities
  • An active awareness of new technologies and the impact they have on the rapidly changing scholarly communication landscape
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication and creative problem-solving

Preferred Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate with library and legal education and experience
  • Familiarity with federal/state laws and regulations as they pertain to intellectual property and copyright
  • Record of participation or interest in professional development activities – presentations, participation in professional organizations, etc.

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Seven Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Technician
Location: District of Columbia Courts
Salary: $56,086 – $72,907

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 Court. The Library Technician provides general office and clerical support to the public and DC Courts employees and demonstrates a commitment to excellent customer service.

Duties

Brief Description of Major Duties:

  • Performs intake and processing of newly acquired library materials including; unpacking, recycling packing materials, confirming receipt of items on packing slips, and preparing for cataloging.
  • Provides user support and technical assistance to library users utilizing library research platforms, the online catalog, or other digital resources.
  • Tracks the library management system for overdue books and books on reserve. Notifies employees via email of overdue materials.
  • Assists in the weeding and de-acquisitioning of Library materials and updates catalog records in the library management system. Performs library collection maintenance activities including: shifting shelving, inventory, and reshelving materials.
  • Assists library users with accessing computers, answering basic software and hardware questions, such as Microsoft Office suite, web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox, keyboard shortcuts, and solves basic printer problems such as adding paper or a paper jam to be cleared according to machine prompts.
  • Handles all aspects of user management of the various digital resources provided to DC Courts’ employees according to the standard operating procedure. Utilizes digital resource admin portals to add and remove users on a continual basis.
  • Performs copy cataloging in the library’s management system. Records not available in the LC Catalog, OHIO Link, or other open access index, are to be referred to the Librarian for original cataloging.
  • Provides administrative support for library events including, preparing and distributing publicity materials and logistic support for event set-up.
  • The DC Courts have employed many measures to keep employees and court users as safe as possible, including mandatory face coverings, 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. 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: Information Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Information Technician position is located in the Copyright Information Section, Office Of Public Information & Education, Copyright Office.
The position description number for this position is 206298.
The incumbent of this position will work a Compflex, Flextime, Maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The Office of Public Information & Education is responsible for providing information to the public and to the copyright community regarding Copyright Office services. The Division operates the Copyright Public Information Office, answers information requests for forms and circulars, retrieves materials for court cases, performs searches on registered materials and other copyright records, provides certified or non-certified copies of copyright deposits, additional certificates and other copyright records, publishes circulars, forms and related
materials, maintains the official records of the office, and responds to inspection requests from members of the public or Congress.

The Copyright Information Section maintains the Copyright Public Information Office for the purpose of answering telephone, mail, email, and in-person inquiries concerning the copyright law, registration and recordation procedures, Vessel Hull recordation, registration of Online Service Providers, and copyright records and for providing assistance to visitors to the Copyright Office.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures and established methods reviews status inquiries received by email, telephone and/or visitors. Searches the two primary databases (Siebel and COINS) to determine whether a record exists. If a record is found, prepares a report, which includes the receipt date, registration class, service request number as well as verifying whether the request deposit copies and appropriate fees have been provided. . Routine status reports are sent to the applicant by email or telephone. If there are special circumstances or complexities, refers complex searches to the supervisor or a Senior Copyright Information Specialist, or the appropriate area of the Copyright Office.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures, including the use of pattern paragraph resources, replies to routine status and processing inquiries by drafting correspondence and replying to the applicant. Makes case­ specific revisions to standard language that ensures applicant receives required information and can respond in an efficient manner. Obtains the guidance of a Senior Information Specialist when including information concerning basic registration procedures and suggested links to information on the Copyright Office web site.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures and established methods, assists applicants in setting up accounts and completing online and paper-based applications for basic registrations using the online system in the public visitors area. Calculates and accepts fees for routine material submitted and issues receipts. Follows all processing procedures in accepting applications, deposit materials and documents for recordation. Provides initial review of routine applications, deposits, and attachments submitted to the Public Office. Consults with a senior copyright specialist, when submissions may present problems that may delay registration or are other than routine.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures and established methods answers telephone inquiries referred by a Senior Copyright Information Specialist or Supervisor, gathering information and searching the databases to provide an instant status report when feasible. May initiates telephone calls after conducting status research of assigned inquiries received by others.

Performs other duties as assigned

Position: Lead Technical Information Specialist
Location: U.S. Army Medical Logistics Command
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

About the Position: Serves as Lead Technical Information Specialist for the U.S. Army Medical Logistics Command (AMLC), Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILSC), Logistics & Technical Support Directorate (LTSD), Technical Information Management Branch (TIMB).

Duties

As Team Leader, ensures the organization’s strategic plan is communicated to the team; communicates to the team the assignments, projects, problems to be solved, milestones, program issues under review, and deadlines or completion
Serves as a primary technical information specialist and provides technical information support as functional team lead for the day-to-day activities of the TIMB assigned Technical writers/editors and Information Specialists.
Serves as Technical Authority Advocate on behalf of the Medical Life Cycle Management Command to ensure compliance of Technical Data Packages (TDP) standards and specifications in accordance with MIL-STD-31000B, DoD 5010.12-M, Army Data & Data Rights (D&DR) Guide, Army framework for intellectual property management IAW Army Directive 2018-26 – (Enabling Modernization through Management of Intellectual Property), Development of Technical Manuals (TM) and related Logistics Product Data (LPD) IAW Army Product Support Manager’s (PSM) Guidebook to Technical Manual Contract Development and Quality review and other applicable DoD Technical Data standards, documentation and requirements.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Acquisition Section of the Copyright Acquisitions Division, and serves as a Librarian (Acquisition Specialist).
The incumbent of this position will work a full-time compflex, flextime, or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
This permanent position is hybrid telework eligible. It is not eligible for 100% distant/remote telework.
The position description number for this position is 110426.

Duties

Identifies, selects, and acquires library materials in assigned formats and assigned subject areas through the mandatory deposit provision of the Copyright Law. Materials identified for selection and acquisition are of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Contacts domestic publishers to obtain information or to relay information related to the mandatory deposit of published works; manages serial subscription deposits; approves acquisition and bibliographic records when issuing informal requests or formal demands; and resolves routine problems independently. Conducts publisher reviews to determine their rate of compliance and to bring them into full compliance with the Copyright Law. Assures that demand orders are represented by correct bibliographic identification, correct publisher contact information, and correct coding in the acquisitions and cataloging systems. Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the acquisitions and deposit process, including assisting in preparation of responses for requests for special relief from the mandatory deposit requirements. Performs research in on-site reference sources, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library.

In consultation with the supervisor or a senior specialist, gathers and evaluates copyright and publication facts to determine if the material is subject to copyright demand, or is available through other acquisition methods.

Answers inquiries from copyright claimants and publishers regarding deposit requirements, Copyright Office and Library policies and programs, and the acquisition needs of the Library. Refers difficult technical questions on copyright law and Copyright Office policies and practices to the supervisor or senior specialist.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships with the publishing community in order to support the Library’s collection development and acquisition process, and to ensure timely and comprehensive fulfillment of the mandatory deposit requirements. Consults with colleagues and supervisors to resolve problems arising from the workflow. Consults with recommending officers concerning LC requests and interpretations of collection policies. Assists publishers to resolve routine problems related to copyright deposits and to ensure the timely receipt of deposits. Explains and answers routine questions related to the mandatory deposit provision of the U.S. Copyright Law to individuals. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

As assigned, identifies, selects, and acquires non-technical library materials in assigned subject areas. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments. Exercises good judgment in interpreting and applying acquisition and selection guidelines, including deviating from traditional methods, techniques or practices. Examines incoming shipments of deposits to select items appropriate for the collections, assign cataloging priorities, consulting senior staff regarding difficult decisions.

Performs various other related duties as assigned.

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

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

Position: Library Technician
Location: National Galary of Art
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located on the staff of the Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs Officer in the technical services department of the National Gallery of Art Library. The incumbent is responsible for the preparation and processing of monographs, assisting with the processing of large gifts, participating in the management of unprocessed collection materials, as well as performing minor preservation activities.

The incumbent will:

  • Process cataloged material by labeling, book plating, and barcoding monographs.
  • Track location of materials during preservation activities using library services platform and maintains reasonable access.
  • Assist in organization and maintenance of cataloging backlog and communicates necessary location information to colleagues.
  • Assist with processing large gift collections including unpacking, shelving, searching, accessioning, tracking, and routing materials.
  • Identify structural concerns in collection items and address, with consultation, by constructing book jackets, custom-fitted enclosures, or applying other minor protective or corrective measures.

Position: Preservation Science Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 370063.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

Duties

The Preservation Science Specialist is located in the Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD) within the Preservation Directorate and reports to the Division Chief, PRTD. The Directorate is responsible for the long-term, uninterrupted access to the Library’s collections through a variety of preservation programs. The Preservation Directorate accomplishes the preservation of the Library’s collections including the rare, valuable, special format, and general research collections through a variety of processes. PRTD supports and enhances the efficacy of these processes through activities in three programmatic areas: analytical services, research projects, and the quality assurance program. Analytical service activities include analyses for assessment and characterization of media, substrates, and treatments.

Research program activities include research supporting the treatment of collection items, research supporting condition assessment and analysis of Library collection materials, research into materials degradative processes and the assessment of effective conservation treatments, research into preventive conservation measures, and optimizing and/or developing new analytical techniques.

The incumbent is responsible for planning and carrying out work, resolving most conflicts that arise and operates with a moderate degree of independence within the scope of preservation projects approved by the Division Chief and conducts a range of preservation activities based on expert knowledge, skills, and requisite training and experience.

The incumbent is able to carry out standard preservation research and testing procedures in at least one preservation science research area, and operation of at least one scientific instrument; including but not limited to the preservation research, testing and analysis of both traditional and modern Library materials including paper, parchment, pigments, inks and colorants, photographic or audio/visual media formats; environmental monitoring and assessment; quality assurance testing and specifications.

The incumbent collects and organizes information to support preservation research and analyses upon review by the Division Chief. Executes surveys and prepares data for reports related to preservation research topics, including, but not limited to, the assessment and characterization of media, substrates and treatments, materials degradative processes and the assessment of effective conservation treatments, and preventive conservation measures. The incumbent may assist with organizing research reports and studies to identify, evaluate and implement preservation practices. Prepares research data for review, and other documentation in support of PRTD’s research projects.

The incumbent assists the Division Chief with preservation research efforts; including projects that involve other Division staff members. Assists the Division Chief with efforts made by PRTD to provide service and information to the custodial units, the Library of Congress, and the public. May be required to research and prepare procurement documents for purchase of small equipment or laboratory supplies as assigned by the Division Chief. Attends workshops for training under the direction of PRTD Chief to advance preservation knowledge.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

You’re looking for a change, and so are we. At Venable, we know that every new hire brings valuable experience, new perspectives, and a chance to raise the bar on our approach to Research and Knowledge Services. That’s why we’re looking for a Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to lead library outreach, training initiatives as well as research team assignments. Research Team activities include conducting high-level substantive research in a wide variety of practice areas utilizing a diverse range of resources to support client work, business development, and firm management and functional areas.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Leading the department’s training and outreach initiatives to develop annual research training goals and assure that lawyers develop awareness and proficiency in using appropriate resources to support their client work.
  • Collaborating with Reference and Knowledge Services team members, the Professional Development team, Practice Group Leaders, Partners, and other firm leaders to assess and understand attorney and professional staff research and information needs.
  • Designing, developing, and implementing training programs and developing appropriate learning materials.
  • Providing training to attorneys and professional staff in a variety of platforms, including remote virtual learning, video learning, concierge (one-on-one), and in-person group presentations
  • Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff
  • Researching and writing summaries of research results across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
  • Providing analysis and synthesis of research results and presenting findings in a manner promoting effective decision making.

Requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Bachelor’s degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of two years office or law firm experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Strong communication skills: ability to interact in both written and oral form with all levels of the organization
  • Experience with logic-based searching preferred

Pay Range for Candidates in New York City:

$119,000 – $130,000

The range provided is the minimum and maximum salary that Venable in good faith believes at the time of this posting that it is willing to pay for the advertised position. Exact compensation will be determined based on individual candidate qualifications and location.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Special Collections Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $56,086 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The position is located in the Physical Collection Services Section of the Serial and Government Publications Division.
The position description number for this position is 345702.
The incumbent will work a full-time, flextime schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

Duties

In an automated cataloging environment, the incumbent performs copy cataloging from OCLC for special collections titles as needed. Under review of senior staff, creates and revises bibliographic records, including Initial Bibliographic Control (IBC) records and performs content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Creates and updates holdings and item records for special collection material. Resolves routine problems and refers difficult problems and items needing authority work to division cataloger.

Searches large in-house databases and the ILS to identify appropriate custody of acquired material and possible duplicates. Performs preliminary cataloging, identifies variant editions of special collections material (notably of comic books), and processes special collections material. Locates, identifies and resolves problems with special collections generated by inventory and special projects.

Retrieves special collection materials for library staff, researchers, or exhibits. Independently locates items not readily available on the shelf.

Writes and/or edits documents and reports. Researches items in special collections for the creation of captions for exhibits as well as descriptions appropriate for finding aids and division web pages.

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

Position: Group Manager, Research Library
Location: Federal Reserve Board

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Group Manager supervises a group within the Research Library, formulating and implementing library programs and services in support of the Board’s mission and functions with guidance from the chief librarian and division officers. Programs and services provided by the team include data and research materials acquisition, fielding database service requests, tracking user access for subscriptions, facilitating division data meetings and subject-specific data interest groups, and ensuring data are used within scope of contract permitted use rights and cited accurately in externally released publications and speeches. In consultation with the library management team, the group manager plans, organizes, staffs, directs, controls, and manages resources within the group to accomplish the group’s objectives. In addition, the group manager works with the chief librarian to provide strategic and operational guidance for the collection, maintenance, and dissemination of business data and information pertaining to a broad range of both division and Board-wide research programs and activities, and for identifying opportunities to increase efficiency and streamline processes through sustainable process improvement.

Position Description: The Group Manager (GM) will join the library’s management team to lead an experienced, customer-focused team of six librarians within the Board Research Library’s Data & Subscriptions Team. The members of this team acquire data and subscription services that fuel the economic research at the Federal Reserve Board, the nation’s central bank. The Group Manager will be responsible for maintaining vendor relationships and negotiating licenses for a portfolio of contracts in addition to their supervisory role. The Board Research Library has 18 staff supporting the research and policy work of more than 300 economists and hundreds of analysts. This position is particularly rewarding because the data and subscriptions the team acquires are used immediately to support research agendas and policy work that ultimately inform senior officials as they chart the course of U.S. monetary policy.

Responsibilities:

  • Coaching, mentoring, and supporting the professional development of Data & Subscription Team members
  • Supervising librarians by establishing priorities; assigning, directing, and reviewing work of group members; and conducting performance appraisals
  • Facilitating group cohesion and a sense of shared purpose through connection to the Board’s mission and the Board and library strategic plans, and intentionally fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Assisting the chief librarian with strategic direction and planning for the group and the library as a whole
  • Negotiating strategically important new and renewing content licenses, as well as supporting team members through their license negotiations
  • Representing the library and the Research & Statistics division on work groups and committees to coordinate library activities across the Federal Reserve System, provide updates on division data acquisitions, and facilitate subject-specific data interest groups
  • Addressing database-related service requests and requests for database access in a highly responsive manner
  • Consulting on data use guidelines by describing legal contract terms in ways to help Board staff understand the implications for their work
  • Working with the library’s research, technical services, marketing, and technology teams to ensure smooth workflows and increased collaboration between teams internal to the library
  • Serving as the Board’s expert on the development of guidelines and policies relating to the work of the group
  • Coordinating the acquisition process with Board colleagues as new content licenses move through legal negotiation, procurement, billing, and data onboarding processes
  • Guiding the team on best practices in documenting our work to ensure documents are easy to find and are retained according to Board policy

Qualifications – External
Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 6 years of professional librarian experience
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and direct others, promote diversity and inclusion, and build effective teams
  • Proven process management and organizational skills with the impeccable attention to detail needed to document the acquisitions process
  • Ability to communicate clearly and confidently both verbally and in writing to build collaborative relationships with all levels of the organization and external vendor partners

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior management experience leading a team within a library or similar information organization
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience negotiating licenses for library electronic resources or data licenses
  • A strong understanding of the Federal Reserve Board’s mission and the academic research lifecycle to prioritize workloads in support of the Fed’s economic community
  • Subject matter knowledge of business data resources (such as economics, finance, or banking subscription services)
  • Basic knowledge of the federal government contracting process is helpful but not required
  • Enthusiasm for leveraging new technology to improve the efficacy and efficiency of the team’s work
  • Experience configuring “subscription management software” or “electronic resource management” software to manage data and research acquisition processes

Location: This role requires relocation to the Washington, D.C. area and on-site presence via a hybrid work schedule.

Position: Metadata and Access Services Librarian (Knowledge Analyst)
Location: Federal Reserve Board

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

This entry-level Metadata and Access Services Librarian (part of the Board’s “Knowledge Analyst” job family) will join an experienced, customer-focused team and help ensure that our research community can find and access important resources in a timely and reliable manner. This librarian will support the maintenance of metadata records within the Federal Reserve Board Research Library’s catalog, document repositories, and taxonomies. In addition, they will be responsible for providing access to data and subscription services and items in off-site storage. One exciting upcoming project for this position is assisting with the cleaning of metadata currently stored in legacy systems and its migration to state-of-the-art data catalog and subscription management software solutions. The librarian will also assist with fielding inquiries at the library’s service desk, circulation duties, and act as a back-up to the library’s technician for serials processing and print collection maintenance.

The Board Research Library has 18 staff supporting the research and policy work of more than 400 economists and hundreds of analysts. This position is particularly rewarding because the resources we manage and provide access to resources are used immediately to brief those charting the course of U.S. monetary policy, including Chair Powell, the Board of Governors, and Federal Reserve Bank presidents.

Responsibilities

  • Metadata Curation and Maintenance
  • Assist with maintenance of metadata records in the library’s catalogs and repositories, including monitoring the news inbox and resolving metadata error reports from automated system
  • Update internal name authorities and taxonomy databases
  • Support Federal Reserve Board metadata initiatives, including metadata about data asset
  • Resource Access and Collection Services
  • Address informational questions at the library’s service desk
  • Fulfill requests for user access and removals for library subscriptions and data sets
  • Survey end users for feedback pertinent to renewing resources
  • Provide quality control for migration to a new subscription management software tool
  • Provide back up support for physical collection, circulation, and patron account management
  • Process off-site storage and retrieval requests, guided by senior staff
  • Serials and Periodicals Support
  • Provide backup electronic and physical serials support for Library Technician
  • Process claims for all serials, under the Serials Librarian’s direction
  • Troubleshoot complex access problems for e-journals, with guidance from serials librarian
  • Support software applications related to serials-related materials, such as: Table of contents service, newsletter database, speeches database

Qualifications – External
Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or master’s degree in a related field
  • Ability to solve problems independently and collaboratively
  • User-focused with a strong commitment to customer service
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to build relationships with patrons and colleagues
  • Impeccable attention to detail

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working or interning in a library or other information-oriented institution
  • Experience assisting users with discovery and use of library resources
  • Experience creating, maintaining, and/or analyzing metadata
  • Knowledge of library and/or information management systems, including: integrated library systems (ILS) or library management systems (LMS), research or document repositories, SharePoint
  • Subject matter knowledge of business resources (such as economics, finance, banking, or accounting subscription services) is preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Office productivity software

Location: This role requires relocation to the Washington, D.C. area. Subject to management approval, alternative work arrangements such as part-time telework may be possible.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

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 Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section, Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 429736.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a fixed work schedule, 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The incumbent reports to the Retrieval or Collection Management Supervisor and is responsible for a variety of activities in support of stack management, collections retrieval, and maintenance. This includes obtaining books for readers utilizing the Library of Congress (LC) Integrated Library System (ILS) and other online systems through which requests are submitted and answered. Incumbent must possess an in-depth knowledge of collections and storage areas, thorough familiarity with both manual and automated databases, and thorough understanding of cataloging and classification practices. Duties may require assignment to any of the book stacks in the Jefferson or Adams Buildings or to work with the Collections Officer in collections material maintenance. Critical to this position is the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, to produce a large quantity of work, often under severe time constraints, and to interact effectively with co-workers.

Work is primarily done in collections storage areas which are often at a lower temperature than a standard office environment. Work is physical in nature requiring frequent standing, walking, pushing, stooping, and stretching. Work requires ability to perform moderate lifting – up to 44 lbs. A pre-employment physical is required of the incumbent and an on-duty physical every 3 years.

The supervisor or a senior employee provides instructions on recurring collection retrieval assignments by indicating what is to be done, applicable policies and procedures to follow, deadlines, and priority of assignments.

Following extensive supervisory or staffer directions, instructions, library rules, procedures and operations, retrieves materials from the collection. Applies judgement in retrieving materials that are simple and straight-forward to locate. Receives retrieval requests through a number of methods including paper call slips, Automated Call Slip (ACS) and/or other automated request systems. With some projects, incumbent follows general guidelines on what to pull, and must adhere to these guidelines which might include criteria such as item condition, date of publication, or format.
Following a number of established procedures and specific guidelines available in the form of extensive library procedures rules, and operations, incumbent performs an array of activities involved in maintaining the collections, including ensuring that collections are in the proper order, safe from hazards and readily retrievable when requested.

Uses judgment to identify and select the most appropriate procedure to use, chooses from among several established alternatives, or decide which precedent actions to follow as a model. Refers situations requiring significant judgment to the supervisor or others for guidance or resolution.

Arranges, sorts and re-shelves materials returned to the stacks according to the prescribed order for that portion of the collection. Maintains assigned areas to ensure that each item is in proper order according to collections management and maintenance guidelines for each collection. Frequent shelf reading of the collections, i.e., ensuring that the items on the shelves are in proper order, is a critical component of collections maintenance. Incumbent uses multiple shelving and classification arrangements including LC Classification, fixed location arrangement and others utilized by the Library to ensure that collections are properly shelved, arranged and accessible for use.

Identifies and removes items suspected of containing errors in labeling and/or cataloging and forwards items to the Preservation Directorate, the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, or other Library units for further determination or disposition. Withdraws materials in need of rebinding, relabeling and/or repair, forwarding these primarily to the Binding and Collections Care Division in the Preservation Directorate for appropriate correction. Effects minor shifts necessitated by growth or rearrangement of collections. Ensures that the collections storage areas are neat and orderly.

The incumbent must have an in-depth understanding of a number of databases. Most importantly, the incumbent must be thoroughly familiar with the features and proper use of the ACS and the LC ILS in order to interpret and follow information provided for each retrieval activity, to fill requests, to know when it is acceptable to substitute an alternate edition, and to check the online ACS request screen for another copy when copies may be in different locations.

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the U.S. Special Acquisitions Section, U.S./Anglo 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.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime 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. The selected librarian will be heavily focused on collections acquisition, particularly major gifts, purchases, approval plan, and routine gifts. The position focuses heavily on acquisitions with business acumen integral to the role. 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. Drafts formal acquisition agreements from templates and in coordination with stakeholders. 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 acquisitions, language, subject and cataloging problems.

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Zimmerman Associates, Inc.
Salary: $48,000 – $52,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The Public Services Librarian will be responsible for providing customer service to patrons, including, program development, training and direction to library patrons. Works with Patrons to access a variety of information resources ranging from conventional to those available by advanced technology.

Hybrid opportunity: Some workdays in office (Washington, D.C.) and some workdays will work from home.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Preferred experience with reference in legal, legislative history, congressional, and regulatory research
  • Experience with front desk support, reference, reference development
  • Experience with outreach and developing new patron services
  • Work experience with U.S. Federal document collections
  • Strong skill/experience using an Integrated Library System (ILS), preferably OCLC WMS
  • Experience working with Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline or CLEAR Investigative database software
  • Experience in and/or practical working knowledge of library automation, personal computers (PC), and simple PC troubleshooting techniques.
  • Experience using WORD, Excel, or other PC applications
  • Knowledge of HTML or experience using website development software (e.g. Dreamweaver) desired.
  • Other Assignments

Position: Electronic Resource Access Coordinator
Location: American University Library

Originally posted on the Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) listserv.

The person in this position will provide access, discovery, and troubleshooting support for the library’s electronic resources including journals, databases, e-books, and aggregator collections via the library’s library services platform, remote authentication server, internal tracking systems, and the A-Z database list. Due to the changeable nature of the field, incumbents in this position should have an interest in continuously learning and upgrading technical, library-related, and interpersonal skills.
The Acquisitions and Resource Management team is customer-focused. We love to learn and share what we know; value collaboration and data-driven decision making; and enjoy adapting our processes and services to the continually evolving electronic resources landscape.

Eight Positions: Maryland

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

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

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

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

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to provide robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library’s efforts in data sharing and in research data management, discovery, and access. The Data Services Librarian is a member of the Data and Bioinformation Services Department. They will join a data services librarian and bioinformationist to become a core member of the Library’s Center for Data and
Bioinformation Services (CDABS). The librarian also collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL and with partners throughout the University. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Information Services.
Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools. Knowledge of the research data lifecycle and data management and sharing best practices. Familiarity with appropriate data repositories and public data sets. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
PREFERRED: Experience with using a variety of data analysis, visualization, and mapping tools. Experience with conducting quantitative or qualitative research and data analysis. Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library. Familiarity with data curation and preservation practices; Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.
Salary Range: SALARY: $55,000, minimum – commensurate with experience. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. A complete application package must include: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized. For more
information, visit our website at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or
email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: N/A

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

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Emerging Technologies Librarian serves as the primary support person for all aspects of the daily operation of the HS/HSL Innovation Space from technical to educational. This librarian is responsible for monitoring and evaluating emerging technologies and tools relevant to teaching, learning, and research activities in health sciences and plays a lead role in disseminating the knowledge of those emerging technologies university-wide through various educational programs and outreach initiatives. As a member of the CATS team, the Emerging Technologies Librarian also participates in CATS projects as needed, creates and updates support documentation, instructional
materials, and software/hardware inventories as needed for CATS projects. This position also assists in technology project management as needed.
Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science; Familiarity with Web standards, relational databases, Web usability, and UX studies; Strong interest in and aptitude for technologies relevant to health sciences education and library services; Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills; Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations and instruction to groups; Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team; Commitment to self-directed learning for continuous professional development in technology skills and librarianship; Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations.
Preferred Qualifications-Work experience in academic libraries; Experience developing training materials and delivering instruction; Working knowledge in using a 3D printer/scanner, 3D modeling software, and lendable technology. Experience in data visualization and related tools Experience in conducting usability testing and UX studies; Experience in PHP or other server-side programming languages such as Python or Ruby; Experience with project management.
Salary Range: SALARY: $55,000 minimum – commensurate with experience. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.
Application Process: For more information, visit our website at:
http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit
stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.
Special Requests: Closing Date: N/A

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

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

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

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

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

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

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

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

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

Position: Collection Development Manager
Location: Carroll County Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

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

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

Position: Technical Services Supervisor
Location: Carroll County Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

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

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

Five Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the History and Genealogy Section, Researcher & Reference Services Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 010703.
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 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, microform 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: Geospatial Data Visualization Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Geography and Map Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 387337.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The incumbent collaborates with Library of Congress staff to fully leverage available services, systems, and collections. Serves as a senior expert on GIS and provides leadership, technical assistance, policy guidance, and oversight in the application of GIS technology. Interfaces closely with Congressional, Library, and CRS staff, Information Technology Specialists, and information professionals to design, implement, update, and troubleshoot database solutions relating to Geographic Information Systems. Locates, creates, tailors and updates relevant databases containing geographic information required to create maps and other graphical presentations needed to respond to highly complex congressional requests for analysis. Prepares written products of a descriptive and analytical nature on GIS data presented in cartographic and other forms such as tables and charts for incorporation into Library Services products that contribute to congressional understanding of policy issues. Performs peer review of written responses, products, and presentations pertaining to GIS data. Establishes and maintains partnerships with staff throughout the Library and conducts and coordinates Division- or Service-wide outreach efforts to enhance and support GIS services. GIS-specific responsibilities include activities in data acquisition and maintenance, documentation, mapping production, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QAIQC), metadata, and user support, including training for staff on basic GIS issues. Manages cartographic projects, and develops and implements quality control measures. Specifies requirements to software vendors, prepares map design specifications, identifies new mapping system requirements, and documents map creation procedures to enhance GIS products and services.

Plans, implements and manages GIS and spatial relationship technology projects to meet the analysis and information requirements of CRS analysts, Congress, and other information professionals.

Designs, maintains and manages GIS datasets and related management systems, which may involve planning, importing existing digital data, and/or converting data. Ensures national data standards and other applicable GIS standards are met. With the concurrence of the supervisor, assigns segments of projects to staff and reviews project work.

Utilizing integrated computer models and other tools, conducts analysis of highly complex georeferenced data that may be highly incompatible or uncertain to determine resources, conditions, and trends. Models expected results to provide an authoritative basis for congressional consideration of alternative options to address significant policy issues and recommends the most effective presentation of data.

Manages and integrates the use of various GIS and database management software. Configures standard software and data to meet information and analytical needs. Develops and implements data documentation procedures and data distribution using appropriate technologies, e.g., the Internet, hardcopy, and digital. With the concurrence of the supervisor, assigns segments of management and data configuration to staff and reviews project work.

Applying thorough knowledge of visualization principles and graphic design concepts, the employee conceptualizes, designs, and develops professional and effective visualization products of moderate complexity, integrating, as appropriate, maps, graphs, tables, images, and text across various software platforms. Translates abstract, novel, and/or multi-theme cartographic subject matter into visualization tools of high complexity for a broad range of authors, patrons, and others seeking to enhance clients’ understanding of essential information in written products and at briefings and educational seminars.

Solves highly complex research problems within the technical information occupation. Evaluates and recommends new methods for information transfer. Performs information searches in a broad subject field, where users need specialized and complex information such as reports of advanced scientific research or information on complex issues before policy-makers, or officials that are conflicting, incomplete, or unclear. Performs information searches of a highly complex nature, using familiarity with in- house resources, and primary source materials in other libraries, museums, etc.

Position: Librarian (Mesoamerican Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

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.
The position description number for this position is 432995.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Candidates with a PhD or MLS, MAMS, MLIS or equivalent degree are encouraged to apply.

Duties

The position reports to the division Chief and provides essential and critical professional curatorial reference and research services, as well as consultation and liaison services, and acquisitions and collections management on behalf of the division.

The work involves advanced reference work, research and responsibility for acquisitions and special projects, including the organization, interpretation, and exhibition of the Jay I. Kislak Collection (Collection), as well as related outreach to the Kislak Family Foundation, scholars of the early Americas, and professional organizations who engage in similar content and the same period.

The position maintains knowledge of a specialized area (i.e. Mesoamerican or Pre-Colombian studies in any applicable academic discipline, including but not limited to Archeology, Anthropology, Art History, Linguistics, History, Literature, Geography, or other related field), a sound background in special collections work or librarianship, experience in research or curatorial methodology, and acquaintance with the original and secondary sources in their specialized subject area of expertise.

Provides personalized reference services to varied constituents, including Members of Congress and their staffs, scholars and researchers across the world, exhibition staff and visitor services staff at the Library, the Kislak Family Foundation, and the general public, utilizing their subject expertise, as well as broad knowledge of related resources and research services both within and outside the Library.

Is responsible for curating the Collection and Library collections in the specialized subject area. Oversees the growth and development of the collection related to the specialized subject area, establishing guidelines for continued collection growth. Examines incoming catalogs and special offers to make recommendations for additions to the Collection and Library collections. Prepares memoranda of recommendation, letters of solicitation, and other documents related to acquisitions.

Develops new and ongoing professional relationships with prospective donors in relation to the Library collection.

Serves as a consultant to researchers, academia, and professional organizations using the Library’s collections and to persons planning special observances in subject fields and on the collections in which they have specialized knowledge. Serves as a mentor to interns, fellows, researchers, and other parties interested in the subject, field or time period.

While performing daily duties, the incumbent is also responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of Library of Congress materials. The incumbent has access to collection material up to the Platinum collection level.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Library Research Centers of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and the Museum Support Center, Office of Under Secretary for Science and Research, Smithsonian Institution (SI). The NMNH Supervisory Librarian provides research services to the scientific community through innovative and responsive support including reference, access to information in print and digital forms, interlibrary lending and special projects.

Duties

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performing the full range of personnel management duties.
  • Coordinating space, equipment, training, collections of data, budgets preparation, reference service, access service, inter- library loans and innovative services to the research community.
  • Serving as the specialist in natural history reference and information research and technologies to work with researchers in advanced fields of science using a wide variety of information resources, including databases and other knowledge networks.

Position: Evening Circulation Supervisor
Location: Catholic University of America

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

Access Services facilitates physical and electronic access to research materials and information resources and coordinates borrowing and lending services through circulation, interlibrary loan, document delivery, consortium loan, electronic and print reserves, stacks management, and related programs. Access Services provides for and supports the electronic services, publications, and training activities of the libraries, and with Research & Instructional Services serves the user community as a part of Public Services.

The Evening Circulation Supervisor handles all circulation activities; closes the library stacks and manages evening building security Monday – Friday; assists the Circulation & Student Supervisor, supervising part-time staff; assists with stacks management and resource sharing activities, as needed; and collects statistical data on circulation services. The Evening Circulation Supervisor reports to the Head of Access Services.

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Handles all circulation services in Mullen Library: borrowing, renewing, and processing returned materials; conducts searches and recalls for items not on the shelf; and collects fines and fees. With the Circulation & Student Supervisor, implements policies and procedures for circulation services,regularly reviews the policies and procedures, and recommends revisions. Closes the library and the stacks from Monday to Friday. Assists with on-site coordination of May Gallery events as necessary. Provides backup support for reserves, security desk, and other areas as needed.
  • Assists Circulation & Student Supervisor in the following activities: training and on-site supervision, and scheduling of part-time circulation services employees and ensuring that training is successful and that all circulation services employees follow policies and procedures.
  • Assists with stacks management, resource sharing, and other Access Services duties. Able to work a flexible schedule seven days a week.
  • Collecting appropriate statistical data and incorporating it into monthly and annual written reports of Access Services activities.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Six Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Technical Services Section of Prints & Photographs Division, which acquires, organizes, describes, preserves, and makes available for research use a wide variety of original and historical visual materials in both physical and digital formats.

Duties

Incumbent applies numerous established practices in processing materials, consisting of original and historical visual formats including photographic prints and negatives, fine and historical prints, documentary and architectural design drawings, posters, cartoons, and digital files. Recognizes various types of material in order to receive, accession, sort, and arrange collections in different ways (e.g., by format, alphabetic, chronologic, geographic, or numeric). Prepares material for use and storage by performing basic filing, archival housing, hand-marking, automated labeling, barcoding, and shelving tasks. Consults about material that is duplicate, extraneous, or in need of evaluation for special preservation treatment.

Performs collection management activities for a variety of material, including pulling and refilling, transferring material to and from off-site storage, keeping stack location guides up to date, preservation stabilization such as replacing worn folders and boxes, relabeling, marking for identification and security, shelf reading, and collection shifting.

Performs a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases to identify what physical and digital items are in the division’s care and helps track where they are. Compiles and enters information in automated and manual systems for inventories, container lists, or other kinds of finding aids using box and folder information and other data gathered during processing or provided by senior staff. Prepares preliminary access or inventory records for single items or collections using judgment to apply a substantial number of established procedures of the division to capture call numbers, creator names, titles, dates, and physical description. Searches online and print resources to research and verify information including place names and creator names. Proofs records to ensure accuracy and updates data as needed. Determines the correctness of data within the appropriate fields. Identifies duplicated entries.

The position description number for this position is 128788.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Archives Counsel
Location: NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.

The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has been transformative–to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

LDF’s litigation, policy advocacy, organizing, and public education programs in the substantive areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education and political participation seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just judicial system.

The Archives and Records Department serves three major functions: building and managing an archival repository of LDF’s historic records, providing library services including research support, and overseeing records management. With grant funding, LDF is in the planning stage of a major effort to organize, preserve, digitize, and provide public access to a substantial portion of our 10,000 boxes of rich historical case files and institutional records. Under the supervision of the Director of Archives and Records, the Archives Counsel will primarily be responsible for leading the review and analysis of archival records to determine which documents can be made available to external researchers and the general public. The Archives Counsel will help to develop and refine the process for conducting privilege review in the LDF Archives and will be essential in balancing the ambitions of the LDF Archives with LDF’s duty of client confidentiality. The ideal candidate has expertise in legal ethics and professional responsibility, patience for large document review projects, an ability to make carefully documented decisions, and a passion for history, archives, and racial justice.

As of March 7, 2022, LDF transitioned to a hybrid work environment. Any candidate selected for this position should be prepared to work in the office location assigned up to two days per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the review of thousands of documents in the LDF Archives, identifying and restricting external access to privileged, confidential, and sensitive information;
  • Work in consultation with the General Counsel or Associate General Counsel to make decisions about the release of documents;
  • Refine the LDF Archives External Access Policy and privilege review procedure, including researching laws and ethics guidelines across different states where clients may be located;
  • Oversee the work of LDF alumni volunteers and interns who are interested in assisting with document review;
  • Research and procure software for efficient document review as needed;
  • Collaborate with the Library of Congress to plan for the privilege review of a subset of LDF’s early records in the Library’s custody;
  • Participate in and/or build coalitions and task forces to bridge the gap between archivists, the legal ethics community, and legal historians;
  • Monitor and share with the Archives team pertinent recent developments in legal ethics, including caselaw and ABA opinions;
  • Collaborate with the Archives team in developing resources, including an LDF Archives website, to educate the public about the historical arc of current civil rights issues;
  • Weigh in on intellectual property questions related to the LDF Archives;
  • Assist former clients who request access to their archived files, including reviewing the files for sensitive internal work product;
  • Engage in public speaking and trainings related to the intersection of legal ethics and the historical record;
  • Travel occasionally to the Library of Congress and LDF’s office in Washington, DC; and
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Commitment to the racial justice mission of LDF;
  • Demonstrated expertise in legal ethics, especially attorney-client privilege, attorney work-product, and the ethical duty to protect client confidences;
  • Member of the New York Bar or eligible to waive in;
  • Experience and interest in large document review projects;
  • Project management experience;
  • Thorough understanding of the litigation process; litigation experience is a plus;
  • Knowledge of copyright law, including the fair use exception;
  • Familiarity with archival collections, concepts, and best practices;
  • Excellent analytical, research, and writing skills;
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to clearly translate technical concepts for a non-technical audience; and
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team.

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts or requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This description does not constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

Please note that LDF requires all employees to be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated, including the booster shot against COVID-19, and submit proof of vaccination prior to the commencement of employment unless they qualify for a reasonable accommodation for bona fide medical or religious reasons.

This position is open until filled.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: jobs@naacpldf.org

If submitting via email, please include your name (last name, first name) in the email subject line.

Or

Human Resources Department
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
40 Rector Street, 5th floor
New York, New York 10006

Position: Director of the Law Library
Location: Georgetown University Law Center

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Georgetown University Law Center seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Law Library.

Georgetown Law is one of the premier law schools in the world. Located in the nation’s capital, within walking distance of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice, Georgetown Law is known for the quality of its faculty’s scholarship and teaching, its exceptionally talented and diverse student body, its outstanding staff, and its commitment to social justice.

The Georgetown Law Library is one of the leading law libraries in the world, characterized by its dedication to scholarship, preservation, and access to information; its contributions to education through the development of research guides, tools, and programs; and its use of technology to advance the public interest. The Director leads a diverse team of 48 librarians, information professionals, and other staff members in ten departments and manages an annual budget of over $8 million. The library is on the cutting edge of modern information technology and provides support and training to 180 full-time Georgetown Law faculty and approximately 2,700 J.D. and LL.M. students.

The Director of the Law Library is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan for ensuring that information resources and services are available to support the research and teaching missions of the school. The Director acts as a catalyst for the library’s intellectual work and innovation and is a leader in the information community nationally and internationally. The Director reports directly to the Dean of the law school and collaborates with libraries, public interest organizations, funders, and technology companies locally, nationally, and worldwide to advance access to and preservation of legal information.

Requirements

The ideal candidate should have a J.D. degree and an advanced degree in library or information science or the equivalent, as well as a record of ten years or more of increasingly responsible leadership positions at a major university law library or comparable experience. The candidate will be an innovative, dynamic leader committed to managing the library collection and staff, serving the diverse needs of the Georgetown Law community, and anticipating future opportunities and challenges for the law library.

This is a tenure track faculty position; depending upon qualifications and interest, other types of status may be available. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and credentials.

Application materials should include a Curriculum Vitae, a list of references, a discussion of your qualifications for this position, and a detailed statement of interest addressing what you see as the major issues confronting law libraries in the coming years. Please submit your application materials by September 23, 2022 using this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/112303. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and early submission is strongly encouraged.

Position: Foreign Language Cataloger
Location: LAC Federal

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

LAC Group is seeking multiple Foreign Language Catalogers to work onsite at a prestigious federal agency on Capitol Hill. The selected Catalogers will process titles in Hebrew, Yiddish, Asian, Middle East and/or Turkish languages by supplying required metadata in MARC21-compliant bibliographic records. Hours for this role are flexible but is expected to be part-time.

Responsibilities:

  • For Serials and/or Monographs provide:
  • Copy cataloging with authority control and bibliographic file maintenance
  • Original cataloging with authority control and bibliographic maintenance
  • Enhanced minimal level cataloging with no bibliographic file maintenance or authority control (non-rare)
  • Copy cataloging with no bibliographic file maintenance or authority control (both rare and non-rare)
  • Original cataloging with no bibliographic file maintenance or authority control (both rare and non-rare)
  • Utilize the Library’s ILS using knowledge of standard cataloging tools such as Resource Description & Access (RDA), the RDA Toolkit, Cataloger’s Desktop, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MARC21, etc. to supply the required bibliographic information.
  • Search each title to be processed to prevent the creation of duplicate records, process duplicate copies, and check authority control of headings used in access points.
  • Complete the cataloging in the bibliographic record for foreign language titles in any subject area collected by LC, following the bibliographic record content guidelines
  • Supply the required descriptive elements and Library of Congress Subject Headings for single-part monographic materials being cataloged.
  • Identify and refer to LC staff any headings requiring authority work (name, title, or subject) for the materials being cataloged
  • Exercise care in the handling of Library materials to avoid loss or damage.

Qualifications:

  • Intermediate reading and writing ability of both English and foreign language skills for reading, analyzing and transcribing the works in Hebrew, Yiddish, and/or Turkish languages.
  • 2+ years of cataloging or metadata experience including working knowledge of library databases, OCLC, AACR2, LCSH
  • Must have expert knowledge of Resource Description & Access (RDA), the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MARC 21, etc.
  • Familiarity with the use of Cataloger’s Desktop and the RDA Toolkit is also required.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of standard cataloging practices and applications in Voyager.
  • Focused attention to detail and the ability to follow standard procedures in the physical handling and processing of materials

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to move from place to place within the location; lift, push/pull, hold/carry of items weighing up to (25) pounds and occasional up to (35) pounds such as files, books, stacks of paper, and other materials.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time and to maintain focus on projects such as computer screens or detailed paperwork.

LS&S is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

Position: Reference and Research Librarian (Legal)
Location: Zimmerman Associates Inc.

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Zimmerman Associates, Inc. (ZAI) is currently seeking to hire a Reference and Research Librarian to support a client in Washington, D.C. The qualified candidate will have experience with conducting legal, congressional, legislative history and/or regulatory research.

Responsibilities include:

  • Experience performing front desk support, reference, reference development, collection maintenance and management, acquisitions
  • Experience with outreach, creating marketing materials, and developing new reference services.
  • Ability to provide legal and non-legal reference and research services using a wide variety of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline.
  • Experience using West’s Key Number System and CLEAR Investigative database software.
  • Ability to provide expert witness vetting, including creating comprehensive and highly detailed expert witness vetting reports. Vetting includes analysis of background reports, legal proceedings, expert witness depositions and trial testimonies, Daubert motions, author publications, professional licenses, news searches, and web and social media research

Qualifications:

  • Ability to provide presentations, training, and education to library patrons.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching library resources and guidance on how to access information resources
  • Ability to develop and maintain web-based subject guides.
  • Ability to develop special reports, bibliographies, and other publications.
  • Ability to assemble usage statistics and other library metrics.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education:

Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution
Minimum three (3) years of work with legal research and reference experience
Preferred experience with legal, legislative history, congressional, and regulatory research

ZAI is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with Federal and State Equal Opportunity Laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, veterans’ status or any other legally protected status.

Position: Digital Services Manager
Location: George Washington University
Salary: $54,000 – $80,300

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Digital Services Manager. GWLAI 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 for interested candidates will be offered on September 8 at 7pm eastern. Please visit https://go.gwu.edu/librarianjobs for details.

Primary job responsibilities:

  • Continue to develop criteria and processes for setting digitization priorities and selecting materials for digitization that support the strategic goals of GWLAI and GW and involve cross-unit teams in the decision-making process
  • Lead the development and implementation of sustainable strategies and infrastructure to support the accession, preservation, discovery, and use of born digital resources and web archives
  • As part of a cross-unit team, provides guidance and leadership for the digital stewardship of the libraries’ specialized and general collections including planning, implementation, and assessment of current systems and infrastructure, and guidance on new technologies
  • Coordinate with external vendors on digitization projects and manage the high-resolution scan-on-demand services for specialized collections
  • Responsible for budget planning and management related to digitization and digital projects.
  • Supervise two FTE staff
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the access, accessibility, and ethics of digital collections; demonstrate a commitment to institutional outreach and educational goals as well as community use of materials
  • Provide on-site and remote research services and participate in instruction activities, especially those related to digital collections and digital scholarship
  • Demonstrate evidence of familiarity with a range of standards, tools, software, scholarship, and issues related to digital collections
  • Participate in professional organizations and keep current with library professional standards and trends and technologies related to digital imaging, digital projects, digital scholarship, and digital preservation
  • 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 Associate Dean and may be eligible for partial telework.

Application procedure

To be considered, please visit https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/95044 and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on September 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a reference check and standard background screening.

When applying for the Digital Services Manager 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.

Four Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

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

Duties

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Duties

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

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

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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

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

Eight Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Knowledge Management)
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 for its Knowledge Services Group (KSG). The selectee will serve as the head of the Knowledge Management (KM) Section, responsible for leading initiatives to gather, organize, and share the institutional expertise held by the analysts, attorneys, information professionals, and administrative staff in CRS. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience are encouraged to apply.

Duties

The ideal candidate will have experience leading knowledge management activities that capture the institutional expertise of CRS research professionals and support staff. The incumbent also serves as a liaison to CRS and Library of Congress technology offices and communicates requirements for knowledge management initiatives. The section head works collaboratively with staff across CRS as well as with individuals in other parts of the Library of Congress on knowledge management projects, and to resolve issues.

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.

Supervisory Librarian (Knowledge Management) duties include:

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Plans and assigns, sets and adjusts priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, provides feedback and evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to staff related to work and administrative matters. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations.

Oversees, reviews and coordinates activities related to knowledge management initiatives. Participates in strategic planning efforts related to knowledge management, including discussions surrounding strategic goals. Develops and implements project plans for knowledge-based enterprises. Provides briefings for senior managers and other stakeholders on knowledge management initiatives. Participates in formal and informal working groups and advisory committees concerned with knowledge management activities.

Provides technical leadership in knowledge management. Communicates technical requirements for knowledge management projects to CRS and LC information technology offices. Advises CRS and LC information technology offices on systems related to knowledge management.

Serves as a principal liaison between KSG groups, other CRS divisions and offices, and other Library of Congress units and offices to coordinate knowledge management activities. Advises stakeholders on trends and issues related to knowledge management and its impact on current best practices within the organization.

The position description number for this position is 428696.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Librarian
Location: Department of State
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Ralph J. Bunche Library Division, Office of Information Programs and Services, DAS for Global Information Services, Bureau of Administration (A/GIS/IPS/LIBR/IS), in the U.S. Department of State (DOS). The Library comprises a major research resource for diplomatic history, bilateral and multilateral relations, world trade and international law.

Duties

  • Administers a full-service program of outreach, marketing, and education to Department bureaus, offices, and posts to communicate awareness of the Library’s services and resources.
  • Collaborates with the Chief Librarian to report on the progress of the library in achieving its marketing and outreach goals and objectives.
  • Develops and disseminates a variety of communications materials and initiatives promoting library programs and services, including promotional campaigns, notifications, marketing materials, brochures, fliers, newsletters, etc.
  • Coordinates with other internal Department offices and groups on joint outreach efforts.
  • Collaborates with other librarians and program staff to design, develop, implement, and evaluate communication strategies for marketing and promoting library programs and services.

Position: Processing Technician
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 & European Division, General & International Collections Directorate, Researcher And Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 426753.
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 or comflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Working independently, incumbent copies metadata into Integrated Library Systems using standard tools in accordance with well-defined and established procedures. Independently, performs copy cataloging and metadata entry. Coordinates the shelving workflow in the division to facilitate the delivery of materials. Investigates and interprets
authority records to ensure accuracy of metadata. Adds holdings to files and assigns copies to the reference or custodial collections. Independently resolves technical problems encountered. Works closely with others to resolve problems of discovery, inventory, and transit. Resolves a wide variety of editorial problems such as duplicate entries, additions, or changes.

Understands and applies numerous established practices in processing materials for electronic services. Completes complex metadata entry for LAC&E publications. Coordinates receipt and processing of circulating collection items for proper distribution. Maintains appropriate forms for recording and statistical reports. Receives, sorts and edits metadata
in bibliographic databases. Checks materials in and out as appropriate. Understands and applies numerous established practices, extensive library rules, procedures and operations. Receives and processes outgoing and incoming shipments.

Resolves complex collections maintenance issues, while responding to the full range of issues. Develops plans to expedite sorting and distribution of materials as they circulate. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in identification of materials as they circulate. Independently recognizes when segments of the collection require maintenance based on the ability to identify/anticipate complex publishing and storage patterns. Performs primary collection security responsibilities, including verifying that materials circulated from collections are properly charged.

As needed, performs collections maintenance/preservation tasks by identifying materials in need of preservation or conservation. Performs established conservation procedures on selected materials. These procedures can include cleaning, encapsulating, re-housing, and labeling of materials. It can also include the construction and labeling of phased boxes. Follows the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations in order to maintain the collections. Follows safe handling guidelines in handling collection materials. Assists in the resolution of problems arising as collections materials circulate. Assists in the training and instruction of new technicians and temporary staff.

Identifies and retrieves items. Performs loan functions. Examines condition of material returned and re-shelves material. Performs basic searches of reference sources, which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases.

Position: Library Technician (Iberian Languages, Cataloging and Acquisitions)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Iberia/Rio Office Section, African, Latin American and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 173746.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

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

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

Independently records receipts for all formats (e.g., bound and unbound serial and monograph ink prints, microforms, CD-ROMs, special formats) in an online environment.

Shelf lists materials independently, adjusting procedures as needed and verifying that the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Recognizes possible errors made in the cataloging process and then consults with senior personnel to correct the problem.

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

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

Independently uses automated tools such as Classification Web, Cataloged Desktop, macro software, and preprocessing software to process titles. Enters data related to production into statistical or management databases and runs reports as necessary.

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

Maintains awareness of deadlines and adjusts workflow to accommodate interruptions from patrons or staff with a variety of questions, requests, etc. that occur throughout the workday. As required, shares the workload of absent team members.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Collections Service Division, Global Legal Collection Research Directorate.
The position description number for this position is 363669.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Inputs, searches and maintains inventory and/or bibliographic control information for the Law Library’s collection. The incumbent ensures accountability of receipts by timely check-in and/or inventory of each piece received in the Law Library. Incumbent also conducts physical inventory on existing collection items. Proficiency in using information technology to process, manage, maintain, track, and identify a voluminous and highly complex acquisition and distribution system for all different types of legal material.

Applies knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to resolve a wide variety of problems relating to managing maintaining and securing a voluminous and complex legal and government document collection of approximately 2.9 million items. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling before such items reach final destination.

Collates materials in a variety of formats and languages for making a preliminary determination on whether the set or series are complete. Creates item records in the ILS for all volumes collated for binding or filming. Creates online binding tickets for units to be sent to the Library’s binding unit and/or updates the holdings records to reflect newly bound or filmed material. Working with the collection, takes the appropriate steps to suppress issues sent for binding/filming from public display in the catalog.

Prepares items for digitization, including creating basic metadata and updating holding records to reflect new formatting. Independently locates items not readily available on the shelf. Determines advanced search strategies and conducts bibliographic and special searches in automated or manual files for incompletely or inaccurately cited requests or insufficient bibliographic data. Assists Law Library of Congress staff and clients with locating items by checking in files, such as the Class K Shelf-list and other automated and manual Law Library files. Searches the Library’s ILS to determine the location of the requested item. Reports findings on specific identification of items and other pertinent information, such as number and location of copies/sets, assignments, date recorded, etc.

Performs special searches of various computer, card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify receipt, location, and internal distribution of legal and government document publications. Ensures bibliographic and/or acquisitions data elements are accurate and input into software applications, reflecting item level control of the material.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Position: Library Technician
Location: Department of State
Salary: $40,883 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Department of State Ralph J. Bunche Library Division (A/GIS/IPS/LIBR). The library is the oldest federal library, founded in 1789 by Thomas Jefferson, the first Secretary of State, and houses books, journal volumes, microfilm/microfiche, rare books, special collections and maps comprise a major research resource for history of the Department, bilateral and multilateral relations, world trade and international law.

Duties

  • Maintains inventory control of various publications such as serials, journals, periodicals, and special collections
  • Assists in reviewing billing documents and identifies when additional information is required.
  • Assists procurement agent in procuring materials through use of preparing purchase orders, or other procurement documents.
  • Provides administrative support for Library events including, but not limited to preparing and distributing publicity materials, and providing logistical support for event set-up.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Supervisory Liaison Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

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.
The position description number for this position is 431271.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime or compflex work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Duties
Supervises a staff comprised of 4-5 librarians, GS-1410, with a full performance level of GS-13, and 1-2 library technicians, GS-1411, with a full performance level of GS-8. Provides program and project management as well as administrative and technical supervision to accomplish work associated with the Handbook of Latin American Studies, the PALABRA Archive, la Bibliotheca Podcast, and the 4 Corners of the World Blog. Creates program work, including establishing priorities, program strategy and benchmarks and assigns to staff. Monitors productivity, and accomplishment of objectives.

Assesses program effectiveness and recommends improvement of complex programs and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues that affect critical aspects of core programs at the Library of Congress. Develops methods and approaches to accomplish the overall long-term goals and objectives for the organization, as developed by the Chief. Accomplished in long-range planning, recommends and participates in developing strategies for implementing planning for major programs. Recommends short and long-range goals of the organization, develops detailed plans for accomplishing them, and oversees implementation and monitors goals. Determines if adjustments or changes in objectives or emphasis are needed in organization functions. Recommends organizational or process changes. Reviews past work histories and known future requirements and determines future resource requirements of the organization, estimating short and long-range personnel, budget, space, and equipment needs. Supervises program planning, communications, and specialists focused on collection development and digital forward reference services.

Plays lead role in developing and implementing a strategy for involving external contributors and partners in LAC&E services. Supervises librarians who will be taking lead in day-to-day management of contributor relations and activities. Plans, directs, and executes specialist operations for critical agency-wide programs, with national and international implications. Establishes the parameters for effective working relationships and information networks with partners, including public and private sector organizations and individuals. Analyzes and resolves complex organizational or program-related problems or issues in developing and maintaining relationships with various agency stakeholders in the government, private industry, and/or academic institutions. Formulates policies and procedures governing the organization’s outreach activities for application across organizational lines. Independently plans and executes major liaison activities in support of an organizational program that impacts many agency echelons and/or geographic locations. Develops strategies to ensure vital volunteer support is provided to the organization. Develops and implements plans designed to enhance relationships with targeted stakeholders.

Initiates and develops ideas for a communication strategy for staff to use in dealing with contributors and partners, the public, and external organizations. Lead national communication efforts so that the organization’s projects remain, or develop into premiere national references. Independently develops and contributes ideas, strategies, and concepts to the design and coordination of the development, production, and distribution of informational and promotional materials. These include bibliographic products as well as products developed from the holdings that may be in audio form. Serves as primary contact with various units, sections, and agencies to ensure the timely design, printing, and distribution that meet the organization’s requirements. Prepares and maintains production schedules and other control tools necessary to track the development, production, and distribution of informational materials.

Position: Research Specialist
Location: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are currently seeking a Research Specialist who will report to the firm’s Research Services Manager.

The Research & Information Services department is critical to the firm’s day-to-day strategic and tactical operations. Our Research Specialists are highly skilled in providing actionable insights which are used to make informed legal and business decisions.

We are looking for a forward-thinking, proactive, analytical and confident individual with impeccable research skills, business acumen and acute attention to detail, who thrives in a fast paced, team-oriented environment, and is passionate about the profession. The Research Specialist will have strong interpersonal skills and will be required to form relationships with members of the firm around the globe and have exposure to all types of legal and business work.

The Research Specialist can work a hybrid schedule residing from our Dallas, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, or New York office. The hours for each location would be:

New York: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., M-F
Dallas/Houston: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F
Philadelphia/Washington, DC: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., M-F

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Analyzes and distills information to provide actionable intelligence from internal and external resources for the firm’s attorneys, marketing/business development teams, and additional business services teams.
  • Initiates and develops strong relationships with designated practice groups [Intellectual Property, Tax, Public Law & Policy, and Government Contracts practices] in order to actively collaborate with stakeholders, promote the efficient use of resources, and work together towards common goals.
  • Monitor industry developments and curate intelligence in order to alert key stakeholders of critical legal and commercial events.
  • Partner with practice group stakeholders in the assessment of resources, identifying opportunities and making recommendations for purchase and cancellation.
  • Attend, initiate, and participate in team and practice group meetings
  • Provide back-up coverage in the event of other department staff member absences
  • Develop/Schedule and follow-up on training for attorneys, paralegals and others, including initial skills assessment and on-boarding processes. We utilize a variety of training media including in-person sessions and on-demand videos
  • Maintain awareness of current legal and business research materials, techniques, strategies and resources; build research skills in new areas of the law and new technologies
  • Assist in resolving technical problems and issues, as appropriate
  • Undertake work to support ad hoc firm and practice group initiatives, as assigned
  • Handle administrative and other projects, as assigned

Qualifications (Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master of Library Science degree and/or J.D. from accredited institution preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years law firm, business or relevant research experience
  • Exceptional analytical and research skills including familiarity with a wide range of legal and business materials found across multiple practices
  • Substantive understanding of legal and business resources, its organization and availability in a multitude of formats
  • Familiarity with – and enthusiasm for exploring – emerging technologies, their licensing methods, and their uses in improving research service provision
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Confident and approachable manner when communicating with all levels at the firm.
  • Desire to proactively seek out and disseminate additional information and analysis, beyond that which may have been requested
  • Creativity of thought when seeking solutions, collaborating with stakeholders and working towards the firm’s common goals
  • Energetic and highly-motivated work ethic, and the desire to constantly seek out ways to improve knowledge and processes
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word, and document management systems
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion
  • Demonstrates flexibility under pressure, and the ability to quickly and efficiently adapt to potentially competing priorities
  • Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people in a team setting
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships within the department, practice groups, office and firm
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with clients, vendors and others outside the firm
  • Strong service orientation
  • Commitment to professional growth

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian
Location: National Agricultural Library
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Beltsville, Maryland.

In this position, you will serve as the Librarian for Agriculture & Natural Resources, and will be responsible for supporting information collection, organization, and communication for the Water and Agriculture Information Center, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, and Rural Information Center.

Duties

  • Studies the programs of appropriate organizations in order to keep abreast of their programs, policies, and information needs.
  • Analyzes search-related data and keywords, shifts in research topics, and customer information seeking behavior to spot trends and identify opportunities for improving collections, programs, and services.
  • Creates, manages, and enhances data representing digital and physical collections.
  • Supports collection, organization, and availability of information on websites.
  • Interacts with customers to answer questions, provide information about organizational collections, content, programs, and services, recommend avenues for investigation, or refer to likely sources of assistance.
  • Provides guidance to researchers, scientists, and research leaders on identifying literature and determining the appropriate reviews, as well as maintaining up-to-date resources.

Position: Librarian (Collections Management)
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

In this position, you will participate in collection management activities, perform collection management tasks which require specialized knowledge of handling fragile materials, space management, and collection development principles.

Duties

  • Plans, coordinates, and executes programs and policies for the organization and maintenance of the Library collections.
  • Implements programs and activities to ensure continued access to important agricultural materials regardless of format or condition.
  • Coordinates cleaning and basic repairs and treatments on damaged and/or degrading media materials; guides re-housing and preparation of materials for long-term storage.
  • Identifies materials in the collection in need of conservation and recommends appropriate levels of treatment which may include repair, rehousing or reformatting.
  • Serves on NAL committees, work groups, and task forces as assigned.
  • Selects materials for digitization Plans and participates in the preparation of materials for digitization.
  • Works with staff to monitor and performs quality control checks on digitized materials and corresponding metadata. Works with digitization vendors and colleagues to ensure that problems are corrected.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders on prioritizing and scheduling project work.

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

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Research and Education Librarian is a member of an exceptional team responsible for advancing the library’s research support and educational goals . The HSHSL serves the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The faculty librarian in this position will serve as liaison to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) .

The successful candidate will assist students, faculty, and staff in the areas of research support, evidence-based practice, information literacy, and scholarly communication. They collaborate with the eight-member Research and Education Services (RES) department and colleagues Library-wide to develop and deliver innovative programs and services . In addition to advancing HSHSL and UMSO D priorities, they engage with the University community and participate in professional and scholarly activities.

UMB and the HSHSL are deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity. HSHSL welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates invested in creating and enriching an inclusive environment through their work and interactions.

The Research and Education Librarian:

  • Cultivates and sustains connections between the UMB School of Dentistry and the Library. Builds collaborative relationships with students and faculty, advocating for their research and learning needs.
  • Partners with members of the Research and Education Services department, building a collaborative team and developing innovative programs and services.
  • Delivers engaging instruction and consultations to students, emphasizing searching skills, finding quality evidence, critical appraisal of resources, and information management.
  • Consults and collaborates with faculty and staff in support of research, scholarly publishing.
  • Provides expert searching for systematic, scoping reviews, other literature reviews, and grant applications.
  • Develops workshops and video tutorials on searching, publishing, information management and other topics of interest to the UMB Community, in person and virtually.
  • Participates actively on committees within the School of Dentistry, the Library, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Follows and appraises emerging research and curricular trends within the health sciences, academic librarianship, and dental education.
  • Cultivates and sustains inclusive and equitable working relationships with Library colleagues and with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Engages in professional development, service, and research activities to enhance professional expertise and maintain or advance appointment rank.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a service position, either in a library or other setting.
  • Experience in database searching, including familiarity with health sciences databases.
  • Training or experience in teaching to groups, either virtually or in-person.
  • Experience working both in teams and independently.
  • Excellent communication skills.

PREFERRED:

  • Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment.
  • Experience teaching online or in-person to a range of audiences, including faculty, students, and clinicians.
  • Evidence of professional involvement, service, and/or scholarly activities.

REPORTING/WORK SCHEDULE:

This position is located within the RES department, which is part of the Research and Information Services (RIS) division. It reports to the Head of Research and Education Services.

This position can allow for a hybrid telework arrangement.

STATUS: This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library’s faculty. For more information see the University’s ” Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty “

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by September 9, 2022.

  • Include the following documents as part of the application package:
  • A resume or curriculum vitae;
  • Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email;
  • A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity.
  • On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this does not need to be notarized.

SALARY: $55,000. minimum, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS/TUITION REMISSION: 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.

Two Positions: Virginia

Position: Virginia Room Librarian (Librarian I)

Location: Fairfax County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Under direction of the Virginia Room Manager, provides information services to customers of all ages, including reference, programming and outreach, and inter-library loan. Recommends reading materials to customers with an emphasis on Virginiana, local and family history. Performs entry-level professional librarian work utilizing specialized professional knowledge to manage the collection, including weeding, replacements, input to collection development, and annual periodical selection. Communicates and interprets library policies and procedures to the public. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library. Note: This job announcement may be used to fill future full-time Virginia Room Librarian (Librarian I) vacancies.
Salary: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $72,561.84) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.
Schedule: Standard hours may include day and/or evening hours to include weekdays and weekends.
To learn more about a career with Fairfax County Public Library, watch our video “Library Staff Share Why They Love Working at the Library

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

  • Answers informational and reference questions from customers using print and electronic resources;
  • Assists and instructs customers in the use of print and online materials and technology;
  • Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
  • Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
  • Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
  • Troubleshoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
  • Performs copy cataloging of library materials;
  • Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
  • Remains current in resources, services and technologies in the information field;
  • May supervise volunteers;
  • May serve as person in charge;
  • Provides reference services using Library collections and subscription databases, including Special Collections holdings;
  • Describes, preserves, provides access in both physical and digital formats to Special Collections materials which include manuscripts, photographic images and subject files.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
  • Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
  • Ability to create or curate professional resources;
  • Ability to use professional knowledge to manage the library’s collection;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a self-directed workload;
  • Ability to provide information service to customers of all ages;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others;
  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative;
  • Knowledge of word processing and computer applications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
  • Knowledge of the Library’s operating procedures;
  • Ability to interpret Library policy for staff and the general public;
  • Ability to promote interest in library services;
  • Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach;
  • Ability to adapt to workplace change;
  • Ability to classify and catalog material.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include a practical, oral and/or written exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Masters degree from an ALA (American Library Association)-accredited library school; or ability to obtain a Master’s degree from an accredited library school within three months of the job advertisement closing date.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within (3) three months of date of appointment to the position.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
One or more years of experience working in a library setting. Strong customer services skills. Experience with local history/genealogy collections and archives. Experience in planning and providing programs and outreach to adults.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide coverage, attend meetings and trainings. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Position: Information Services Librarian (Librarian I)

Location: Fairfax County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Provides information services to customers of all ages, including reference, programming and outreach, and inter-library loan. Recommends reading materials to customers with an emphasis on services to adults. Performs entry-level professional librarian work utilizing specialized professional knowledge to manage the collection, including weeding, replacements, input to collection development, and annual periodical selection. Communicates and interprets library policies and procedures to the public. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library.
Note: This job announcement may be used to fill future full-time Information Services Librarian (Librarian I) vacancies.
Salary: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $72,561.84) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.
Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. Standard hours may include day and/or evening hours to include weekdays and weekends as assigned. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.
To learn more about a career with Fairfax County Public Library, watch our video “Library Staff Share Why They Love Working at the Library

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

  • Answers informational and reference questions from customers using print and electronic resources;
  • Assists and instructs customers in the use of print and online materials and technology;
  • Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
  • Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
  • Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
  • Troubleshoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
  • Performs copy cataloging of library materials;
  • Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
  • Remains current in resources, services and technologies in the information field;
  • May supervise volunteers;
  • May serve as person in charge.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
  • Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
  • Ability to create or curate professional resources;
  • Ability to use professional knowledge to manage the library’s collection;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a self-directed workload;
  • Ability to provide information service to customers of all ages;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others;
  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative;
  • Knowledge of word processing and computer applications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
  • Knowledge of the Library’s operating procedures;
  • Ability to interpret Library policy for staff and the general public;
  • Ability to promote interest in library services;
  • Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach;
  • Ability to adapt to workplace change;
  • Ability to classify and catalog material.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include an oral, practical and/or written exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree from an ALA (American Library Association)-accredited library school; or ability to obtain a master’s degree from an accredited library school within three months of the job advertisement closing date.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within (3) three months of date of appointment to the position.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in a library setting.
  • Strong customer services skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with electronic book reading devices and basic knowledge of e-book downloading procedures.
  • Experience in planning and providing programs and outreach to adults.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

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.

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.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Metadata Content Specialist
Location: American Psychological Association
Salary: $50,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Summary

The Metadata Content Specialist (MCS) analyzes and synthesizes content from scholarly journal articles, book, chapters, and other sources to create records for APA’s discovery solutions. The MCS is required to comprehend psychometric concepts and methodology in psychology and social science disciplines to describe and index content properly. This person must demonstrate an understanding of both interdisciplinary and international research to extract data from these publications.

The MCS is responsible for the quality control of records before they are released into products. The incumbent also helps to develop and refine processes and automated tools to enhance the quality of records, while maximizing efficiencies in processing.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs record creation and quality assurance activities across APA’s online discovery solutions as assigned.
  • Selects articles, books, and chapters, and tests from scholarly publications in psychology and related fields from English and non-English publications.
  • Creates records representing the content of documents or tests, providing users with accurate descriptive information and precision search and retrieval. Such processes may require decision making and problem solving beyond that prescribed in the guidelines or that must be fast-tracked to meet deadlines.
  • Performs Quality Assurance reviews of basic records created by staff, freelancers, and outsource vendor(s) in various databases.
  • Performs duties that support record production, such as templating, contributing to machine-aided indexing, developing and testing quality control methodologies.
  • Collaborates with other staff across OPD/APA on various projects and initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

About APA:

The American Psychological Association (APA) represents 122,000 psychologists, students, and affiliates, primarily in the U.S. and Canada but also in other countries around the world. APA is a scientific and professional organization with about 500 employees and is categorized as a 501(c)(3) along with its 501(c)(6) companion organization, APA Services, Inc.

Job Location: Remote: APA jobs may be considered for remote work eligibility as defined in APA’s Flexible Work Policy and are subject to approval. Remote work employees may not work from the following states or U.S. territories: Alaska, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, Washington, Wyoming.

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates must apply online through APA’s applicant system and attach a resume and cover letter specifying your salary expectations. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please make sure to check your Spam folder if you do not receive an email from us.

The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

APA has a mandatory vaccination policy. All employees must be either fully vaccinated or receive approval from APA for an exemption (disability/medical or sincerely held religious belief) before beginning work at APA. By submitting your application, you agree that as a condition of employment, you must comply with APA’s mandatory vaccination policy and other health and safety requirements.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Librarian (Maps)
Location: Geological Survey, Office of the Interior
Salary: $74,950 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

As a Librarian (Maps) within the USGS Library, Science Analytics and Synthesis Office, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Manage and document workflows and procedures for original and complex copy cataloging of map sheets and series, atlases, and GIS data using cataloging principles and standards as defined in RDA, AACR2, MARC Bibliographic, Holdings, and Authorities formats.
  • Plan collection inventory and analysis projects designed to increase availability of collection data, determine holdings, identify collection gaps and needs, and report on collection use.
  • Serve as geospatial data expert on library-wide, regional, and Departmental committees related to map content development and access
  • Assigns USGS classification call numbers, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Geospatial data, and name authority details to cataloging records.
  • Uses local integrated library system (ILS) cataloging features, OCLC and related technologies for batch processing, retrospective conversion, and cooperative cataloging.
  • Plans and designs projects pertaining to inventories and information management (such as preparing catalogs, carto-bibliographies, or printed or machine-readable inventories) to determine holdings and make collections data more accessible.
  • Discover and recommend new supportive technologies including macros and similar time-saving techniques, local integrated library system (ILS) cataloging features and functions, MarcEdit, and other special technologies as needed to support Library goals.
  • Makes authoritative evaluations and recommendations on collection development. Maintains current awareness of national cataloging trends to translate those to local practices.
  • Leads the processing and cataloging of newly acquired/unprocessed cartographic materials using conventional cataloging standards, controlled vocabularies, and authority controls.
  • Identify and fulfill collection development needs for spatial and numeric data across multiple subjects. – Source and acquire different types of print cartographic materials from map dealers, commercial publishers, and government sources
  • Manage the physical collection including map processing, map storage, preservation, and security, materials handling and repairs.
  • Leads teams composed of a variety of library staff to conduct special projects that require a strong understanding of library systems technology, databases, software as well as operating policies and procedures.
  • Develops databases based on recommendations of best practices for project data capture and dissemination.
  • Integrate new digital access systems by implementing emerging standards applicable to description and access of materials (e.g. RDA).

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.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Translational Research Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Science & Human Services Library
Salary: $55,000 minimum, commensurate with experience

Original post available on SLA Careers.

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

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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

APPLICATIONS:

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

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

COVID-19 Protocols :

All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on-campus employees are expected to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19. Employees will be considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine.

SALARY: $55,000 minimum, commensurate with experience

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.

ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras.

The HSHSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-six FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs, and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HSHSL also serves as the headquarters for the Network of the National Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Region 1 and the NNLM Web Services Office.

The HSHSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. It supports 6300 students and over 7200 faculty and staff members. UMB is a 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. More details about UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/ .

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 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.

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

Position: Part-Time Instruction and Reference Librarian
Location: Saint Mary’s Seminary and University, Knott Library

Original post available on MLA Jobline.

Responsibilities:

1. Provides a full range of reference and research services for students via email,
phone, Zoom/Teams and in person.

  1. Prepare and present library research instruction sessions in both individual and group settings.
  2. Develops informational and instructional materials in print and digital formats.
  3. Contributes to ongoing library assessment planning and implementation.
  4. Participates in library-wide activities and other projects.
  5. Supervises student assistants.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.
    Requirements: Required Qualifications:
  7. ALA accredited MLS degree or equivalent knowledge and experience
  8. Experience in instruction and teaching.
  9. Knowledge in use of relevant print and electronic information resources.
  10. Two years of experience in an academic library
  11. Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a broad patron base.
  12. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
    Preferred Qualifications:
  13. Reference and instruction experience in an academic library
  14. Knowledge of library platform management systems
  15. Academic course work in theology
  16. Familiarity with Roman Catholicism and Christianity
    Salary Range: Negotiable
    Application Process: St. Mary’s is in the Roland Park neighborhood of Baltimore. Successful candidates
    will be subject to a pre-employment background check. St. Mary’s Seminary & University is an equal
    opportunity employer. Please submit the following electronically:
  17. Cover letter including salary requirements
  18. Résumé
  19. List of three (3) work-related references, including their contact information (title, email and/or
    phone number).
    Submit to traszewski@stmarys.edu with position title in subject line. Position is open until filled.
    Special Requests:
    Closing Date: Until filled.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian III – Scholarly Communications Librarian

Location: Johns Hopkins University

Originally posted on ALA JobList.

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

The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire a Scholarly Communications Librarian to continue to provide and grow our scholarly communication services to serve the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. This librarian will work as an information expert alongside faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students in in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System.

The successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a flexible, fast-paced work environment to build partnerships with user communities primarily engaged in clinical and academic medicine, nursing, and public health research, and develop new services and curricula to meet evolving users’ needs. They will also have a demonstrated track record of self-motivation, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, and a personal commitment to excellence and innovation.

The successful candidate will join the library’s Content and Discovery team as the Welch Medical Library pursues strategic integration of scholarly communication services with collections development. The individual will also work with colleagues across the Johns Hopkins Libraries to shape scholarly communications services and support university-wide open access initiatives. The position reports to the Associate Director for Content and Discovery.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with library teams, faculty departments, and campus partners to develop and implement university-wide open access policies and choose new publishing models to sustain dissemination of university scholarship.
  • Develop, implement, and promote educational scholarly communications programming, for in-person and online instruction, orientations, and workshops, in collaboration with Informationists
  • Foster increased awareness of publishing options and author rights, including journal selection, Creative Commons licensing, and types of Open Access Agreements by leading effective project consultations. Help students and researchers build knowledge all of publishing options and how each choice will affect distribution and rights to their work.
  • Collaborate with Collections development to: a) assess Open Access publisher offers, b) analyze author metrics and trends related to Open Access offers, c) develop guidelines and policies for evaluating successful Open Access partnerships, and d) assess Open Access partnerships to inform future planning.
  • Promote open access partnerships to the Johns Hopkins community, and manage questions on criteria and author process for each specific arrangement. Where appropriate, manage approvals for open access requests.
  • Monitor the scholarly communications landscape, including related legislative, funding, and publishing trends and metrics. Assess trends and communicate implications across JHU library teams and where appropriate, incorporate into policies and documentation.
    Disseminate information on broader Open Access research and practices in Open Science and Open Data to the Johns Hopkins community.
  • Document and analyze JHU author metrics, trends and feedback related to each Open Access partnership.
  • Provide direct assistance to users via email, and in-person and virtual consultation.
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues to support the library’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities.
  • Serve on library and departmental committees and/or task forces as appropriate.
  • Work on additional initiatives dependent on library needs / candidate’s interest and expertise.
    Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and information science.
  • 3 years of professional library experience working in an academic library or affiliated clinical/research environment.
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise related to the scholarly publishing or collections management.
  • Conversant in publishing trends and competencies in undergraduate and graduate medical, public health, and nursing education.
  • Demonstrated interest or background in librarian involvement with scholarly publishing trends, equity in scholarly publishing, copyright, SPARC initiatives and other open access policy initiatives.
  • Awareness of policies and practices relating to research data, copyright, Open Educational Resources (OER) and scholarly publishing that impact the academic research landscape.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across a wide and diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Creativity in approaches to active adult learner engagement and ability to deliver instruction in an online environment.
  • Experience creating instructional and outreach materials utilizing LibGuides, Camtasia or other tools.
  • Demonstrated interest in using emerging technologies and software to create solutions that address the evolving information needs of a research enterprise.
  • Able to demonstrate an interest in continuous learning to grow professional knowledge and skills.
    Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Demonstrated abilities in teaching and supporting JHU researchers’ academic publishing.
  • Demonstrated support for enacting and supporting institution-wide policy initiatives.
  • High level of analytical skills.
  • Excellent presentation, instruction, communication, and relationship-building skills.
    Classified Title: Librarian III
    Working Title: Librarian III – Scholarly Communications Librarian
    Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD
    Starting Salary Range: $59,870 – $82,250 annually (commensurate with experience)
    Employee group: Full Time
    Schedule: M-F, 8:30am – 4:00pm
    Exempt Status: Exempt
    Location: Mount Washington Campus
    Department name: SOM Admin Welch User Svcs and Collects
    Personnel area: School of Medicine

Position: Director, Scientific Library

Location: Frederick National Laboratory

Originally posted on SLA Careers

Director, Scientific Library

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION         

The Business Services Directorate (BSD) provides cross-functional operational and logistical support across the Frederick National Laboratory as well as the National Cancer Institute.  The Scientific Library supports NCI Frederick and Frederick National Laboratory employees and is part of the Business Services Directorate.  The library assists in all phases of the research process, providing: background research information needed prior to initiating a new project; current awareness services used to keep up with the latest developments in specific scientific topics; data for evaluation and comparison in monitoring other similar research projects conducted elsewhere; support for dissemination of research results, preparing for publication; resources for evaluating quality of research performed.    

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees the management and administration of library services and the collection to ensure excellent customer service.
  • Provides long range planning and coordination of projects and programs to fulfill the mission of the library.
  • Motivates, evaluates, and guides staff.
  • Prepares, justifies, monitors, and administers the budget.
  • Represents the library, its programs, and services to patrons, stakeholders, internal divisions, and other organizations through personal contact, reports, and other forms of professional communication.
  • Prepares and submits reports and other deliverables pertaining to contract performance as requested by the Contracting Officer Representative.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

Requirements

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a specialized library or information center, six (6) of which include management or supervisory experience.
  • Experience with system administration for Alma, Primo, and EZproxy.
  • Knowledge of the principles of information services, library performance management, personnel management, collection development, and fiscal operations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, researchers, other patrons, and administrators.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance. 

Seven Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Law Section, Slavic languages)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Law Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Lit Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Dir, Discovery And Preservation Services.

Duties

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. There may be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging functions are being performed. For example, staff 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.

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.

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: Cataloging Policy Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

This position is located in the Cooperative Programs and Policy Section, Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 388013.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

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

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

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

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

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including top management, in wide reaching decision-making procedures. Assumes the role as an authority in training program management. Coordinates training programs that provide quality-training materials and train trainers to provide workshops in the field of acquisitions and metadata services. May lead the efforts of colleagues in the library community, plan for new and revised course work, training sessions, and new initiatives within the program. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training programs. Solves problems in particularly difficult circumstances. Plans new or significantly updated methods of training, incorporating the latest in information technology. Develops protocols applicable to the program. Develops, prepares, and presents training and classroom or online instruction that is well conceived and effective. May prepare instructor manuals, technical manuals, training manuals or user manuals. Serve as an editor of written products prepared by others. Prepares statistical information in support of the needs of the program. Coordinates logistics of training planning. Independently provides technical expertise or may troubleshoot problems as needed.

Position: Librarian (Codicology Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 423485.
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 the Law Library, Global Legal Collections Directorate, Collections Services Division. The incumbent works under the supervision of the Collection Manager. The position requires the joint skills of a cataloger and a subject matter expert in rare books, and particularly in incunables. There is a foreign language requirement for this position based on the language of the material being described and the incumbent should have a professional proficiency of one or more of these languages in addition to English: Latin, German, and Italian. The incumbent may use a specific foreign language skill to perform the following major duties.

While performing daily duties, the incumbent is also responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of Library of Congress materials. The incumbent has access to and handles the Gold level collections in the Law Library’s collections.

This position is at full performance level.

Catalogs a variety of difficult material sometimes requiring specialized knowledge of distinct bibliographic areas, specifically incunables, manuscripts and rare books. Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for the specialized subject‐area, technical field, or language, i.e. incunables, rare books, the aforementioned languages. Searches for entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. May select and assign classification numbers. Recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records. 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 additions and clarifications to the authority files. Identifies items that do not require cataloging (e.g., duplicates); items that are out of scope; and items for which a record already exists.

Evaluates, selects, and adapts precedents to meet specialized information requirements. Analyzes and organizes specialized information to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main catalog entry, and the need for added catalog entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools, and established techniques and practices to perform assigned duties. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging‐related issues. Evaluates and selects procedures to meet specialized information requirements. Assesses workload against organizational needs and priorities to determine work schedule and deadlines. Identifies, examines, and evaluates information resources in the area of specialization. Reviews and revises work to provide initial quality control and aid in the training process.

Assists in collection development for assigned languages and material types. Makes authoritative evaluations and recommendations on new collection items and source selection. Carries out assignments requiring considerable depth of specialized knowledge of a subject area (incunables and rare books) and language. Examines uncatalogued material and/or material found in the stacks to select items appropriate for the rare / incunable collections, consulting others only for more difficult decisions. Examines 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. Performs research in on‐site reference sources, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Reformatting Projects Section, Preservation Services Division, Preservation Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 306765.
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.

Duties

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a research assistant in a research division of the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

Performs arrangement and description work in a limited body of records that describe digitized materials. Assesses the correctness of item entries in different fields and makes corrections as needed. Identifies duplicate entries. Copies records when needed. Creates new records or modifies existing records as appropriate. Consults with senior staff on a regular basis when correcting or significantly altering database entries.

Performs initial searching functions to locate and identify materials. Conducts searches on a limited variety of bibliographic files to identify and locate titles, editions, pages, serial volumes and issues, and reformatted versions in the Library and in other institutions.

Applies knowledge of a limited range of library rules, procedures, and operations to respond to a more routine range of standard library collection maintenance issues. Prepares, organizes, and collates collection materials as necessary for digitization and processes the digital files produced as needed so that they may be included in digital projects. May physically transport collection materials between custodial divisions, conservation offices, scanning operations, and/or contractors. As required, digitizes library materials using scanners or digital cameras according to specifications provided. Receives computer files representing digitized items and files containing associated metadata and places in appropriate locations on servers. Checks files representing digitized items against established quality standards prior to acceptance. Where files fail to meet such standards, documents problems and works with senior staff to request rework.

Completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases. Uses search tools in a variety of online databases that have different search interfaces and protocols. Follows a limited number of applicable instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, filenames, directory structures, and other conventions. Determines whether records describe items in hand or items represented by digital files. Assists in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by senior staff. Creates and updates data in in-house databases for digital project production. Regularly consults senior staff when record inconsistencies are noted.

Performs other various duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian
Location: White House Historical Association
Salary: $48,000 – $58,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The White House Historical Association is seeking a Librarian to join the Digital Library, a part of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History in Washington, D.C. The Digital Library is a digital-only repository focused on photography, documents, and other ephemera representing the history of the White House. The Librarian will have the opportunity to work in the Digital Library as well as the Association’s other digital initiatives such as the White House Experience mobile app and the Digital Library’s new exhibits page.

This is a full-time staff position and reports to the Director of the Digital Library.

Responsibilities:

  • The identification of digital and film photography, researching their provenance, and writing metadata and descriptions according to in-house standards.
  • The digitization of photographs, slides, and other materials for ingest and participation in the development and maintenance of metadata standards.
  • Writing tours for the White House Experience app, social media, and/or grant applications.
  • Researching and curating primary sources for the Association’s LibGuides.
  • Curating and writing exhibits for the Digital Library’s webpage.
  • Additional responsibilities may include: training staff to use the Digital Library, analyzing library search results, assisting with search engine optimization and analytics, and assisting in the supervision of department interns.

Requirements

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in a library environment, including internship(s).
  • Familiarity with digital asset management systems or similar databases (e.g., content management systems).
  • Familiarity with metadata formats, standards, and schema (e.g., Dublin Core, METS, MODS, EAD, etc.).
  • Experience scanning, including prints, slides, and film negatives.
  • Comfort and experience with public speaking.
  • Demonstrated experience with research methodologies, particularly related to historical research.
  • Training and experience working with LibGuides.
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and handle multiple on-going projects.
  • Superior writing skills, including the ability to write for multiple audiences.
  • A degree or interest in American history and education.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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 Associate
Location: Burford Capital
Salary: $85,000 – $115,000

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Publicly traded Burford Capital is the largest provider of commercial finance to the legal sector in the world, with a core expertise in identifying and optimizing the value of legal assets for companies and law firms. Since its founding in 2009, Burford has grown to over 140 people including over 70 lawyers, and has worked with 90 of the Global 100 largest law firms.

We are looking to add a Research Associate to support our legal and finance professionals through business research informed by a knowledge of law. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent MLS, a career-changing JD, or a junior researcher wanting to leave a law firm setting.

This position will be based in our NYC, DC or Chicago offices.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct custom research on a broad variety of legal, financial and news databases
  • Research and correct information on contacts and prospects
  • Track and share information on litigation finance, industry competitors, and the business of law
  • Provide statistics from public sources for company filings, thought leadership, blog posts, marketing collateral etc.
  • Master legal analytics sources and research the underlying legal cases as appropriate
  • Monitor legal databases and press sources for developments that might impact cases in the investment portfolio
  • Work with vendors on contracts and invoices

Requirements

Qualifications & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Library Science OR documented library experience
  • Demonstrated database retrieval and web search skills
  • 1 to 5 years in a professional services setting
  • Law firm/law department/government experience is a plus but not a requirement
  • A note on remote working conditions

This is not a remote position. Burford employees now work a hybrid schedule including regular attendance in our New York, Chicago or DC offices. Applications from outside those metro areas should include details on relocation plans.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian (Team Lead)

Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense

Originally posted on USAJobs.

Summary

National Defense University (NDU) educates joint warfighters and other national security leaders in critical thinking and the creative application of military power to inform national strategy and globally integrated operations, under conditions of disruptive change, in order to prevail in war, peace and competition.

This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension.

Major Duties:

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

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen

If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of determining appropriate workplace safety protocols, such as those related to masking, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Security clearance of Secret required and must be obtained and maintained.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program or academic equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in instruction research and reference services in an academic, military, medical, special, or public library.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research assistance methodology.
  • Experience instructing students in information literacy principles and practices.
  • Experience in selection/deselection/management of library resources in a variety of formats.
  • Experience working collaboratively with faculty or others to instructional design and curriculum development.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to initiate and maintain positive and productive working relationships with faculty, researchers, students, and colleagues in a group or individual setting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including creating and delivering presentations.
  • Ability to think creatively, make decisions quickly, and work productively in a rapidly-changing environment.
  • Ability to adjust priorities, take initiative, set goals, and manage projects and time wisely.
  • Ability to work harmoniously as a team player and thrive in a team-based environment

Desired Qualifications

  • Professional experience in a graduate-level academic library
  • Experience with project management and/or staff coordination
  • Working knowledge of adult learning styles and/or online learning theory
  • Experience with virtual reference software and services and/or website content management systems
  • Experience working with faculty in a liaison relationship

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Education Requirement

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program or academic equivalent.
  • Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.

Position: Director of the Library and Research Center

Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts

Originally posted on SLA Jobs.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The National Museum of Women in the Arts seeks a Director for the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and 
Research Center (LRC). The Director is responsible for the administration and operation of NMWA’s Betty 
Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center (LRC). The LRC includes the library research collection, artist 
archives, institutional archives, artist files, rare books, online resources, and a renowned collection of 
artists’ books. 
The LRC Director develops and implements the LRC’s long-range plans and oversees all LRC 
services, including reference and research, collection development and management, archival 
processing, user outreach and programming, and technical services functions including cataloging, 
acquisitions, and management of the integrated library system. The Director oversees the 
museum’s digital asset management program. The LRC is a vital part of museum visitors’ 
experience of NMWA. The LRC Director leads the department in developing and presenting digital 
and in-gallery exhibitions as well as a range of virtual and in-person programs. In the execution of 
these duties, the Director supervises library staff, contractors, library interns, and volunteers.

Major Responsibilities:
• Manages and supervises all LRC operations, resources, and staff 
• Provides leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans
• Prepares budget and assures that work in the library is performed effectively and 
efficiently within budget 
• Coordinates library development and fund raising; conducts grant research and writes 
proposals for federal, foundation, and corporate funding for LRC programs
• Develops and implements policies, procedures, and standards for operation
• Collaborates and coordinates cross-departmentally and externally in the planning of 
programs and asset sharing
• Develops and promotes programs including LRC-related exhibitions 
• Performs collection development, user outreach, and research and reference duties
• Oversees NMWA archival collections
• Supervises digital asset management program 
• Supports the museum’s commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion 
(DEAI), e.g. serve on staff working groups, participate in staff training, field and 
accommodate visitors’ accessibility requests, and apply DEAI best practices to programs 
and resources for online and in-person visitors
• Takes part in other projects of the division of art, programs, and public engagement, and 
the museum.

Requirements

• Minimum six years professional experience in an art library or art archives setting, 
preferably in an art museum
• Master’s degree in library and information sciences from an American Library Association accredited program
• Advanced knowledge of institutional and personal archives management, including 
collection policies and archive appraisals
• Experience in art library collection development
• Strong leadership skills, creative problem-solving skills, and desire to engage audiences
• Experience with digital asset management systems and digitization project management
• Excellent written communication skills
• Ability to thrive in collaborative and dynamic environment
• Conversant in art history, particularly modern and contemporary art history
• Familiarity with artists’ books
• Participation in professional communities or associations

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian

Location: International Monetary Fund

Originally posted on ALA JobList.

CSFDGLO Corporate Services & Facilities Dept General Services Library Operations Section

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) seeks a professional with expertise in information management, particularly managing access to market data and information resources to join its Library team located in Washington, D.C. The IMF Library serves the information and data needs of the IMF and the World Bank Group (WBG).

The Library’s functional services span three teams: one with responsibilities for negotiating and licensing of resources (Content Development team), the second with responsibility for research services and client engagement (Client Services team), and the third (Library Operations team), for which this position is being recruited, manages the Library’s technology infrastructure and provides technical support to enable discovery and access to information resources and market data.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Senior Librarian in charge of the Library Operations team and working collaboratively with the other functional areas of the Library, the Digital Services Librarian participates in the planning and development of library technology initiatives to optimize user experiences and provide seamless discovery of and access to market data and information resources.

The primary responsibilities include providing technical expertise to manage the IMF and WBG’s growing commercial data feeds initiative, utilizing data analytics to maximize data-driven decision making for the allocation of library resources, and working with stakeholders to provide functional expertise for systems and content integration. The job also involves technical troubleshooting related to library systems and applications.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Digital Services Librarian is part of a team of highly motivated and dynamic librarians that are committed to providing best in class service to both IMF and World Bank Group staff and enabling both organizations to better serve the needs of their member countries. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical guidance and integration solutions for licensed data and information resources. Work with internal IMF/World Bank Group stakeholders to develop efficient use of commercial data feeds and advise on best practices.
  • Serve as a liaison between commercial data providers and internal stakeholders and translate user requirements into implementation plans.
  • Support, monitor, and troubleshoot existing data and information resources. Evaluate emerging technologies to identify opportunities for optimization and seamless access.
  • Collect and analyze usage data for disparate sources and streamline data into user-friendly dashboards to help detect trends, make informed retention decisions, and inform technical initiatives for the future.
  • Provide technical assistance to the Client Services Team to plan, develop, and expand the Library’s bibliometric program.
  • Support content or system integration to improve findability and accessibility. Utilize technology to design additional tools or programs to automate workflows for efficiency and productivity.
  • Respond to World Bank Group, IMF, and Library Network staff’s inquiries on the Library Systems Support Helpdesk, troubleshoot access or authentication problems, and follow up with vendor support staff as needed.
  • Provide backup support to the Systems Librarian in managing the Integrated Library Systems and other related applications.

Requirements

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Master’s degree in information science or computer science or equivalent degree in a related field. Alternately, a bachelor’s degree supplemented by a minimum of six years of relevant professional experience.
  • Expertise in market data management and implementing infrastructure solutions for the delivery and access of data feeds. Strong knowledge of equity and fixed income data, including Bloomberg, Refinitiv, S&P Global, etc.
  • Thorough understanding and practical experience with APIs, experience with JSON, XML, XSLT, and web services.
  • Understanding of SQL and relational database management systems. Working knowledge of one or more scripting programming languages (Python, R, JavaScript, etc.).
  • Strong analytical skills, experience using statistical packages and familiarity using data visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate technical information to clients at all levels.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced multi-cultural environment with an emphasis on meeting client needs and deadlines.


Preferred skills and experiences include:

• Domain knowledge of macroeconomic and financial theories and methods would be an asset.

  • Experience with the library technologies including Alma/Primo (Ex Libris, Inc), EZProxy, Open Athens.