Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Program Associate for Knowledge Management & Technology
Location: Women’s Learning Partnership, Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) is a partnership of 20 autonomous organizations based in the Global South that trains and supports grassroots women and women’s organizations to take on greater leadership roles at the local, national, and international levels. WLP creates culturally-specific curricula and trainings on leadership, human rights, and democratic participation. The partnership also conducts research-based advocacy campaigns to reform laws and practices that impede women’s full participation in their communities and societies. WLP’s programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached thousands of women in over 50 countries, empowering them to advocate for their rights, and strengthening organizations to advance women’s movements across the globe.

Job Description: The Program Associate position is based at the WLP International office in Bethesda, Maryland. The position will support two key areas of WLP’s work: (1) as a partner liaison, providing communications, program coordination, and evaluation support to WLP partner organizations, and (2) supporting the development and maintenance of technology to support WLP’s digital assets, including its Archives, Oral Histories, and online Learning Center.

We are looking for a creative team-player and self-starter, with excellent writing skills, a strong background in using technology, and commitment to advancing women’s rights and gender equality.

Responsibilities include:
Partner Programs Liaison

  • Liaise with select WLP partner organizations and assist with coordinating the implementation and evaluation of WLP trainings, curriculum development, advocacy, and capacity building programs. Work closely with WLP team members to coordinate activities across program areas.
  • Monitor relevant developments in the country/regional context and in relation to the partner. Work closely and maintain positive relationships with global partners.
  • Support partner organizations in program planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Write reports based on program results from the field and assist with writing grant proposals.
  • In cooperation with Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Finance Manager, provide programmatic information needed to prepare operational budgets.

Knowledge Management and Technology

  • Assess, strategize, and implement processes, tools, and/or technology capabilities to support information gathering and knowledge-sharing across the organization.
  • Help enforce IT guidelines and standards through ongoing education.
  • Orient new staff to IT systems and policies.
  • Liaise with technology vendors and provide research and testing of technical processes/products as needed.
  • Maintain documentation of WLP’s technology assets.
  • Liaise with the WLP knowledge management consultant and support the ongoing creation and maintenance of WLP’s multimedia digital library of video, audio, documents, and training materials pertaining to organizational programs and the broader global women’s movement.
  • Oversee cataloguing of multimedia files. Ensure item metadata adheres to standards and practices outlined in WLP’s metadata strategy, website guidelines, and controlled vocabulary lists. Update metadata strategy documentation periodically to reflect ongoing evolution and expansion of the project.
  • In collaboration with WLP staff and leadership, expand WLP’s online Learning Center to meet institutional needs and priorities.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment and dedication to women’s empowerment.
  • Graduate degree in a related field (Library Science, English Literature, International Relations, Women’s Studies, etc.)
  • Minimum 3 years relevant professional experience, preferably with at least 2 years in the non-profit sector.
  • Experience with program coordination.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficiency with standard professional software for word processing, database management, multimedia editing, etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong familiarity with WordPress, Drupal 8, or other CMS.

Preferred Skills:

  • Working proficiency in French or Arabic desirable.
  • Familiarity with the politics, history, and cultures in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East.
  • Experience living, working, or volunteering internationally.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits. Applicant must not now nor in the future require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. H-1B).

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to: jobs@learningpartnership.org with the subject line “Program Associate: Knowledge Management and Technology.”   No calls please.

Position: Collections Asssistant
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and organized self-starter to join the Collections and Access Services Department which includes Acquisitions and Cataloging. Duties include purchasing, receiving, and cataloging library materials along with coordinating projects. This position requires excellent communication and collaboration across library units to make material available and discoverable in support of our patrons’ teaching, learning, and research needs. The successful candidate will report to the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Places, records, and tracks orders of material in integrated library management system;
  • Manages print journal and book series subscriptions;
  • Receives and pays invoices, conducting regular reconciliation tasks to ensure record accuracy;
  • Manages receipt of library content purchases and transfers to other units for processing;
  • Performs copy cataloging as assigned;
  • Participates in gathering usage statistics and performing data analysis;
  • Coordinates unit projects for timely and accurate completion, including but not limited to
  • Transition to automated book purchasing service (GOBI);
  • Review, analysis, and cleanup of book series subscriptions; and
  • Journal and book stacks collection refresh;
  • Assists in managing student worker assignments;
  • Communicates with vendors to investigate and resolve issues;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Demonstrated ability to work quickly, accurately, and with attention to detail;
  • Ability to manage multiple workflows and projects;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve objectives;
  • Strong commitment to user-focused customer service;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds, with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic library experience;
  • Working knowledge of Aleph or other integrated library system;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel formulas and pivot tables;
  • Experience processing invoices and working within budget limits;
  • Understanding of bibliographic, holdings, and item records for materials in multiple formats;
  • Project management experience;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Knowledge of patterns of serial publication.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Collections Assistant” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator, at ldion@loyola.edu.

Note: Applicants should provide examples in their resume that demonstrate they meet the position’s required and preferred qualifications.

Position: Library Technician
Location: LAC Group, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a Library Technician to work at a federal agency located in Beltsville, MD. The Library Technician will assist on a digital project aimed at the preservation and accessibility of a bound volumes collection. This is a full time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) position with benefits and is expected to continue for 12 months from the start date.

Description:

  • Assist a digital project aimed at the preservation and accessibility of a bound volumes collection.
  • Work across divisions with multiple team members and follow an exact timeline for deliverables.
  • Work directly with onsite camera equipment and software to preserve these volumes.
  • Collaborate with Federal employees to apply metadata and will contribute new ideas when needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master of Library and Information Science (MLS or MLIS) is preferred
  • Experience creating metadata
  • Knowledge of metadata standards including AD, DACS, MARC, MODS, Dublin Core
  • Experience with archival theory and practices and archival management systems.
  • Experience with the Capture One software and professional imaging hardware preferred
  • Ability to handle print items and government equipment with care
  • Law Library experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Attention to detail; demonstrated organizational skills
  • Experience working in a customer service capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • U.S. citizenship required

Position: Technology Acquisitions Administrator
Location: Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Washington College invites applications for the position of Technology Acquisitions Administrator. The College seeks an enthusiastic and motivated individual who can handle all technology hardware and software acquisitions requested by Library and Academic Technology. The successful candidate must have experience in all stages of the procurement process and possess experience managing assets and inventory. The Technology Acquisitions Administrator also cultivates relationships with vendors to maximize cost savings on goods, materials, and services. The position manages vendor contracts and accounts and generates reports for financial transactions. The position collaborates with Client Support and Technical Services and is the liaison to the Business Office. They are expected to work Monday through Friday from 8:30- 4:30.

Essential Functions:
Technology Hardware Purchasing:

  • Oversees “purchase-to-pay” methods (i.e., receiving, inspection, receipt confirmation, inventory management, distribution, and accounts payable) for technology-related acquisitions for the campus community.
  • Applies best practices to obtain cost savings on goods, materials, and services.
  • Keeps accurate accounting and bookkeeping records.
  • Ensures compliance with and timely payment of IT hardware maintenance contracts and renewals.
  • Collaborates with the staff in Client Support and Technical Services to ensure technology orders, and proposals meet recommended specifications and quality control standards.
  • Uses the appropriate college solutions (i.e., administrative systems, credit card allocation system, and content management system) to pay invoices, allocate credit card charges and chargebacks to departments

Software Asset Management:

  • Manages software assets throughout all stages of their lifecycle. The goal is to reduce software and support costs by analyzing volume contract agreements and eliminating or reallocating underutilized software licenses and consolidating applications.
  • Ensure ongoing technical support and upgrade protection on selected software by ensuring that maintenance, support and upgrade protection renewals are kept current and paid in a timely manner.
  • Manage contracts and relationships to maximize value and costs for software licensing, maintenance, and service offerings.
  • Manage LAT vendor accounts and relationships.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Reconciles HelpDesk transactions against official payment batch summary report from the Business Office. Resolves all quality, delivery and billing issues and responds to inquiries from clients and vendors.
  • Assists with monitoring the budget and generates reports for the Chief Academic Technology Officer, the Business Office, and the Office of the Provost. Generate reports for other campus clients, as needed.
  • Supervises and trains student employees to assist with administrative tasks assigned by the position
  • Stays up-to-date on innovation in the technology market
  • Participates in and may oversee special initiatives, as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Management Responsibilities: The Technology Acquisitions Administrator oversees and facilitates the acquisition process. Only supervisory duties are for assigned student workers.

Education: College degree or equivalent experience is required in technology and business field.

Experience and Background:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a technically oriented, dynamic customer support environment.
  • Working knowledge of bookkeeping.
  • Excellent communication (e.g., verbal, written, and presentation) skills.
  • Possess strong technology skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Experience with relational databases is desirable. Must have demonstrated experience with two or more of the following operating systems: Windows OS, Mac OS, iOS, and Android systems. Website development experience is beneficial.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn highly technical information and apply the knowledge in a demanding environment.
  • Work independently and in a group setting. Also, it requires the ability to work harmoniously with other employees.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to get along well with a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students in a tactful, mature, and flexible manner.
  • Good communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Service-oriented, adaptable, optimistic, highly motivated and cooperative.
  • Exercise good judgment, independent thinking, and creativity as appropriate. The ability to set and achieve goals within a specific time frame is required.
  • Comfortable with performing multifaceted tasks along with the performance of regular duties.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to an environment of continually changing technology and to acquire new competencies as needed.

Organizational Relationships:

  • Accountable to the Chief Academic Technology Officer.
  • Close working relationships with colleagues in LAT; especially the Client Support and Technical Services group.
  • Advises, consults, and coordinates with Business Office, vendors, and consortia partners.

Application Process:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to Sharon Sledge, Chief Academic Technology Officer using our online portal. We may request additional materials from candidates whose applications we wish to pursue further. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Position: Library Associate III (Outreach — Rolling Reader)
Location: Harford County Public Library, Edgewood, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of reference services and tasks to assist individuals and groups in locating and obtaining library materials and information; manages specialized collections or programs for designated outreach program; drives and operates the outreach van; may work reference desk hours as assigned; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Position Functions:

  • Drives outreach van, including set up, to designated community outreach sites throughout Harford County;
  • Provides reference services to special populations as assigned including reader’s advisory;
  • Searches online catalogs and shelves to locate information;
  • Reviews, ensures the order of, and maintains collections as assigned;
  • Assembles and arranges displays of materials to support popular topics;
  • Assists the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet;
  • Informs customers of library activities and programs;
  • May plan and coordinate programs and activities for special population as assigned;
  • Provides orientation to library users and explains library policies and procedures;
  • Reads and evaluates professional journals and materials;
  • May work reference desk hours as assigned.

Supervision Functions:

  • Supervises assigned staff, as well as assigned volunteers;
  • Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  • Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the library’s performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  • Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  • Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and monthly schedules;
  • Interprets and implements system wide policies and procedures;
  • Schedules and facilitates department/team meetings;
  • Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written or electronic format;
  • May act as supervisor of team or work group and/or may supervise volunteers.

Standard Functions:

  • Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  • Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  • Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  • Maintains good public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, appropriate school personnel, and the general public;
  • Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  • Is dependable and punctual;
  • Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  • Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  • Completes time sheet and other necessary forms and reports accurately and in a timely manner;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Completion of State of Maryland Library Associate Training Institute program or 9 hours of formal academic course work in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Six months of supervisory experience.
  • 1 year of direct customer/public service experience.
  • Computer experience including internet.
  • Ability to provide documentation of a valid driver’s license with no more than 3 points.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Non-CDL Medical Certification in accordance with Department of Transportation regulations.
  • Ability to obtain a favorable criminal background report.
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to gain working knowledge of library practices and procedures, including accurate use of current reference and search tools and the standard automated library system;
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of reference and reader’s advisory services;
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  • Working knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and bibliographic utilities;
  • Ability to develop and present programs;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Basic math skills.

Reporting Relationship: This position reports to Manager I or II – Branch. Regularly supervises Library Assistant III – Outreach staff for designated outreach program, as assigned. May supervise Summer Reading Assistant or volunteers.

Work Environment:

  • Work requires light physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and break down of tables, chairs, or other equipment for meeting or events, moving materials within department.
  • Work also includes standing or walking up to 60% of the time.
  • Observes safe work place practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques, following fire regulations, and obeying traffic signals.
  • Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required.
  • May require working in adverse weather conditions.

Application Period: Posted: April 16, 2019. Closing Date: May 10, 2019.

Work Week: 37.5 hours per week; Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours

Position: Data Management Consultant
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

General Summary/Purpose:

Provide consultative data management planning support and training to JHU researchers as part of the Data Services team, administratively located in the Data Management Directorate. Maintain rich understanding of data management best practices for data sharing, curating, and archiving. Track funder sharing policies and compliance expectations. Support researchers in identifying research data sharing and archiving solutions, including deposit into the JHU Data Archive.

Environment:

Sheridan Libraries Digital Research and Curation Center has played a significant role in managing initiatives to explore deep curation needs with Sloan Digital Sky Survey data, reviewing repository infrastructure and platforms, and leading the Data Conservancy, a community focused on the development of solutions to digital research data collection, curation, and preservation challenges.  In 2011 the JHU Data Management Services (JHUDMS) unit was launched from expertise and experience gained through the Data Conservancy in collaboration with the Entrepreneurial Library program. The JHU Data Management Consultants provide research data management services and solutions for the Johns Hopkins community and has a strong track record of incremental and impactful success in growing data management support and services for the community. In 2017, JHUDMS and GIS came together to form the Data Services team.

The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, the historic George Peabody Library, the Albert D. Hutzler Reading Room, the DC Centers, the Evergreen Museum and John Work Garrett Library, and the Homewood Museum. Staff from the libraries and museums teach classes, curate exhibitions, produce scholarship and serve as principle investigators for research initiatives. A key partner in the academic enterprise, the library is a leader in the innovative application of information technology and has implemented notable diversity and organizational development programs. The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to ‘work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new and promoting existing staff.’  For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit www.library.jhu.edu.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage inquiries from researchers for data management support on a range of topics that support best practices throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Provide consultative support to researchers including evaluation of data planning needs, assessing options for sharing data, catering planning to specific granting agency or publisher requirements, and editing data management plans.
  • Track specific scientific and subject domain areas building knowledge and expertise in data types, formats, and needs within domains that support data management and sharing throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Identify data standards, metadata standards, best practices for data management, etc. to continuously build expertise and improve provision of service.
  • Maintain knowledge on a broad range of data repositories including their submission, Intellectual Property, and use arrangements, and provide guidance on repository selection for deposit.
  • Develop and deliver data management training programs, including in-person and online training materials and resources.
  • Proactively collaborate and coordinate to implement data management and sharing strategies, including coordinating data deposits with researchers, curating research data, and preparing collections for archiving in the JHU Data Archive.
  • Collaborate with colleagues throughout the university libraries and research administration to effectively communicate services to faculty, researchers, and departments.
  • Manage short and long-term communications and relationships with researchers, PIs, and students, including outreach and training in data management best practices.
  • Liaise with JHU-wide staff and administrators to support the continued integration and visibility of data management services available to researchers.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • A relevant advanced degree.
  • A minimum of three (3) years combined of library, information technology, informatics, and/or scientific research experience.
  • Experience with one or more components of the research data life cycle:  creation, processing, analyzing, preserving, providing access to, and re-using.
  • Must be self-motivated, pro-active, willing to take on new challenges and solve problems with minimal supervision.
  • Good listener with a high degree of customer orientation.
  • Superb people skills, strong team-orientation, and professional attitude.
  • Clear and consistent communicator.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong project planning, management, and execution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and easily adapt to new technology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with scientific or health sciences data management and/or data curation and archiving.
  • Experience conducting trainings and workshop presentations.
  • Experience with standard packages or statistical languages for working with data, such as R, SPSS, STATA, MATLAB, Python, etc.
  • Knowledge of the Open Science Framework (OSF), Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs), or other platforms for collaborative research.
  • Experience working with large data sets and/or high performance computing.
  • Knowledge of methods and best practices for the curation of software and research code.

Six Positions: Maryland & Northern Virginia

Position: Branch Manager II
Location: Harford County Public Library, Jarrettsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Oversees and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of an assigned branch designated as a level II due to variety of factors including by not limited to collection size and diversity; number of branch staff, and customer traffic; provides reference information, collection development and reader’s advisory services to the public; oversees, plans, and implements children, young adult and adult programs; acts as liaison between branch staff and Administration; works closely with the Friends of the Library group; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or other Master’s degree in an approved library related curriculum from ALA-accredited institution.
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  • Five years or more of related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on use of computers, databases, of which two years must be in a public library;
  • Three years of supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.

Position: Curator, Maryland & Historical Collections
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The University of Maryland Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives house premier research and teaching collections and pursues its mission in a collaborative, multi-faceted environment. The Curator of Maryland and Historical Collections has curatorial oversight over a rich collection area, which includes archival and manuscript holdings relating to the history and culture of the Maryland region (African-American history; agriculture; business history; the environment; family history and personal papers; cultural history, geography; newspapers; military history; politics and civic activities; women’s history;); printed Marylandia; historic maps and photographs; historic preservation; women’s history and women’s studies collections; and other materials as determined by the collection policy. The Curator has responsibility for building, maintaining, interpreting, and providing access to these collections that support the teaching and research missions of the University and the research community at large. The Curator has principal responsibility for a robust program for collection development, reference services, instruction, outreach and scholarly support. In addition the Curator assists colleagues with collection management activities, which include accessioning, descriptive access, digitization and preservation for materials in the collection area. As a faculty librarian, the Curator exhibits an active service profile and scholarly agenda.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION:
Required
● ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science with an emphasis on formal archival education and training; OR a master’s degree in history, American studies, or other relevant discipline with experience in archives, archival course work, or archival certificate.

EXPERIENCE:
Required
● At least four years of prior work experience at the professional level in an archival repository.
● Proven experience in managing projects from scoping to delivery; ability to set timetables, meet deadlines, manage budgets.
● A thorough understanding of archival principles, practices, and archival processing, including the ability to evaluate materials as to historical value.
● Excellent oral and written communications skills and an ability to work independently and collegially.
● Public service skills, including work experience at a reference desk in an archives or special collections setting.
● Prior experience supervising student assistants, volunteers, and support staff.

Preferences:

EDUCATION:
Preferred
● Advanced degree in American history (in addition to a Master of Library/Information Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited program.)

EXPERIENCE:
● Experience with major outreach initiatives, collection development, and fundraising.
● Experience working with special collections related to one or more of the following subjects: state of Maryland history and culture, women’s history/women’s studies, and/or historic preservation.
● Knowledge of preparation of instructional materials and exhibition planning and installation.
● Experience with digital initiatives and/or digital humanities projects.
● Knowledge of current preservation and conservation practices.
● Knowledge of current trends and research in American history.

Closing Date: 05/12/2019

Position: University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
Location: Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Salisbury University is seeking a creative, dynamic, and flexible team player to join the staff of the SU Libraries as University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. This position plays a key role in building the SU Libraries’ nascent, pedagogically-oriented Special Collections and in expanding the University Archives, the latter of which will be especially important with the University’s upcoming centennial in 2025.  This is a full-time, permanent status track library faculty position expected to begin in August 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible. The position reports to the Director of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture and works closely with the Local History Archivist and the Curator of Exhibits and Engagement.

The Salisbury University Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture.  Both are located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons, which opened in August 2016.  The Libraries also include the Curriculum Resource Center. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty.

Primary Job Duties:  Acquire, manage, arrange, describe, preserve, and provide access to the historical and operational records of the University as well as records documenting student and faculty experiences; process, preserve, and provide access to the SU Libraries’ Special Collections; plan and carry out the digitization of appropriate materials for inclusion in SU’s institutional repository; supervise student workers, interns, and volunteers; work with other staff to create exhibits, conduct outreach, and publicize collections through events and social media; work with classes and researchers; maintain good relations with donors and potential donors; serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally.

 Minimum Qualifications: At the time of appointment, 1) a master’s degree in archives or master’s degree in library science or, alternatively, 2) a graduate degree in any area plus certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists.  One year of experience working in an archives or special collections (may include as an intern, volunteer, or student worker).  Familiarity with EAD, DACS, and other archival standards.  Excellent computer skills, including experience with a collection management system such as ArchivesSpace or PastPerfect.  Physical ability to lift archival boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and to push a loaded cart weighing up to 200 pounds.  Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching students to use archival sources and at least six months of archival processing experience. Experience in providing archival reference as well as supervisory experience.  Demonstrated knowledge of creating and managing digital content.

Applications received by May 15, 2019, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following in order for your application to be complete: 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae or resume; and, 3) the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Jennifer Martin at jmmartin@salisbury.edu .  Please do not send any documents via email.

Position: Digital Collections Technician
Location: Corestaff Services, Museum Facility, Washington D.C. & Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digital Collections Technician at a Museum in Washington, DC, with occasional duties in the facility suburban location of Bowie, MD.  This is a full time position on a five year government contract, with present funding for one year.

Duties and Responsibilities

Processing: Processes digital files for access and preservation, including transcoding files, creating proxies, normalizing born digital and digitally acquired content, organizing files for preservation and following established standards to make digital files accessible in Museum Collections Search.
Inventorying: Ensures all digitized collections are accounted for and inventoried, reconciles issues between analog and digital surrogates, assures proper naming of digitized files, tracks file locations and creates records in proper databases.
Copying: Copies archival material off storage media including disc, flash drive, thumb drive, and optical media among other kinds of carriers to Museum computer network for preservation purposes.
Preservation: Uses a combination of tools provided by the Museum to verify and document file integrity, and normalize born digital and digitally acquired content.
Quality Control: Assures quality and consistency of digitized analog material and born digital content.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience preferred
  • Knowledge of fundamental collections management techniques, principles and theories and their application in tracking, monitoring or reporting
  • Familiarity with digital conversion methods and specifications for access and preservation
  • Interest in digital conversion and preservation practices
  • Interest in cultural heritage, museums or libraries
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with digital conversion workflows, familiarity with processing born digital files, metadata creation and extraction and audio or video editing software.

Additional Information:
This position is located in the Digital Assets Management and Preservation Division (DAMP) of the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD) at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The division is responsible for the growing digital collection comprised of tens of millions of image files, tens of thousands of hours of video and audio media, hundreds of thousands of descriptions of items in our Collection, and several sources of metadata. The division endeavors to provide better user interfaces to support those using the collection via the web and by internal staff, manages or advises on Museum digitization projects, and is responsible for the preservation of all digitized Museum assets. The public face of the work can be seen at http://collections.ushmm.org. The incumbent in this position works under the direction of the Director, DAMP.

The incumbent must be self-directed and self-motivated, able to work in a team environment, highly organized and have a detail-oriented approach to responsibilities. The position addresses digitization processes, quality control of digitization processes, and internal and web access to digitization output. Quality Control processes will include materials having been digitized by the Museum directly or by a vendor. Incumbent has continuing responsibility for performing tasks relating to quality and post-processing of digital images and time based-media, raising issues and problems, and efforts to continuously improve throughput, efficiency, and quality. Activities include processing, color comparisons/correction, cropping, deskewing, inventorying, tracking, copying, preservation, and access using a wide variety of tools to ensure proper and safe processing of files.

Guidelines consist of professionally accepted digital collections management techniques and practices. Incumbent is expected to adhere to established digital collections management practices and procedures as well as generally accepted technical standards.

Incumbent is expected to perform a variety of assignments, ensure technical accuracy at all times, contribute suggestions for improving the various systems currently in use, and report problems affecting work to the responsible staff member.

The incumbent’s work will affect the accuracy, reliability, and acceptability of further work processes, and will facilitate the work of other people, both inside and outside the organization. The incumbent’s work directly affects the physical safekeeping and integrity of the Museum’s digital collections stored both on-site and off-site. In some cases, the digital files represent the only carrier containing the important content and thus are irreplaceable and extremely valuable. Without continued professional care and documentation, these irreplaceable oral testimony interviews will neither be available to the public, accessible for scholarly research now and for future generations

Further Information:

This is a full time contract position with benefits, including ten paid federal holidays, paid vacation and paid sick leave, Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health insurance and 401(k). There is no company sponsored relocation. Corestaff Services is a nationwide professional staffing services firm, specializing in administrative/clerical, information technology, library/museum, records management and human resources placements. Corestaff Services is an Equal Opportunity Employment Employer. People from racial minority groups, veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.

For consideration, send your resume to contracts@corestaff.com

Position: Town Archivist
Location: Town of Garrett Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

SUMMARY: Incorporated in 1898, Garrett Park is a small town located in a sylvan setting next to Rock Creek Park in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Garrett Parkers have easy access to Washington DC by way of the MARC commuter train station located in town and Grosvenor-Strathmore Red Line Metro station approximately 1 mile away. The Town archives is supported by a resident-led Archives Committee.
The Town Archivist works independently in the Penn Place building on the ground floor with easy access to the Town Office located on the third floor. The Archivist will be assisted by and will supervise volunteers. The Archivist reports to the Town Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acquire, authenticate, preserve, organize and catalog public town records and materials donated from private collections
  • Maximize the use of archival software, train and supervise community and student volunteers
  • Organize oral history recordings and their transcription
  • Respond to requests for archival documents
  • Report on the status of the archives to the Garrett Park Archives Committee and Town Manager
  • Grow the existing archival database by promoting interest in continuing contributions to the archives
  • Ensure in-person and online access to the archives, which capture the 125-year-old history, culture and social life of Garrett Park
  • Support the Town Office on government records and retention management

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Volunteers

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate will have experience performing archival records management in small communities or non-profit organizations and at least a Bachelor’s degree, coursework, or certification in archival science. Experience cataloging government records and giving presentations based on archival documents to community and student groups is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Work independently and take decisive action
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience using PastPerfect, Omeka, or other archival software and websites is a plus
  • Ability to set and follow through on short- and long-term goals for the archive

Interested applicants please send a one-page cover letter and resume to managerandrea@garrettparkmd.gov

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service (USDA), Beltsville, MD
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS

Summary
This position is located in the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Knowledge Services Division, Scientific Data Engineering Branch in Beltsville, MD. This position serves as the Branch Chief and as the senior NAL Technology Advisor with administrative and management responsibilities for policy making, planning, directing, and evaluating program technical requirements for NAL’s data products and services.

Responsibilities
Performs strategic planning and long-range projections/planning; establishes policies, programs, plans and budgets for the Division and Branch.
Assesses and develops technical operations and maintenance of capacity for NAL data products; reviews appropriate methods to modernize the information technology infrastructure.
Serves as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for contracts related to the Knowledge Services Division’s applications.
Provides technical and administrative supervision as a first level supervisor by making selections for positions, assigning duties, reviewing work, identifying training requirements, and preparing performance evaluations.
Works with internal and external stakeholders to conceptualize integrated and advanced information services and systems to support scientific discovery within the agricultural community.

 

 

 

Twelve Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Senior Research Librarian
Location: O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Jobline.

We have an immediate need for a Senior Research Librarian in our Washington DC office. The primary function of this position is to provide research support for attorneys, paralegals and members of support departments both in support of our clients and firm administrative functions.  This includes locating information and documents from publicly available sources, internal information sources and subscription services at the request of attorneys or staff.   Under the direction of the Library Manager, this position will be responsible for handling requests from the DC office as well as requests that are submitted to the virtual research system from other offices.  The position will handle standard research requests, including ready reference requests, monitoring and providing information alerts to attorneys and staff, expert witness research, docket and case research and analytics research.  In addition, this position will be responsible for handling local technical services functions, such as processing invoices, receiving new items and library maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of the Library Manager, the following functions will be performed:

  • Perform ready reference research at the request of attorneys or staff
  • Using various electronic or print resources, respond to research requests from DC attorneys and staff as well as requests submitted from all other offices to the virtual research system.
  • Monitor various legal, industry, client or subject topics to provide attorneys and staff with current developments and activities.
  • Provide alerts on various legal, industry, client or subject topics to patrons.
  • Assist Electronic Services staff with password and access management for electronic resources.
  • Work with the Electronic Services staff and other librarians to test and evaluate new electronic products
  • Work with Library team to develop and implement innovative services
  • Work with attorneys and staff to train them on electronic resources and to support them in the use of electronic resources
  • Work with the Electronic Services staff and other librarians in developing training or marketing material for Library resources
  • Handle local technical services functions, including receiving new items, processing invoices and maintaining the Library.
  • Provide interlibrary loan support for the office

 Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Masters Degree in Library Science or related degree is required.
  • Four years research experience in a legal environment is preferred
  • Experience with standard legal resources, such as Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, WK Cheetah, Pacer and other related subscription services
  • Demonstrated experience with databases, software applications and integrated library systems.
  • Ability to work under time constraints and in a high-pressure environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Keen interest in technology and innovation.
  • Strong organization skills, adept at multi-tasking and prioritization.
  • Service-oriented, team player, with initiative and problem-solving abilities.

For more information, or to be considered for this position, please apply online at  https://www.omm.com/careers.

Response will be given to candidates who closely meet our qualifications. EOE M/F/D/V. No direct phone or email inquiries, please.

Position: Senior Research Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Jobline.

LAC Group is seeking a full-time Senior Research Librarian to work for a law firm in Washington DC. The librarian will conduct domestic and international legal, non-legal, corporate, due diligence and business development research. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced legal researcher.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform complex legal and non-legal research using online and print resources
  • Assist attorneys and staff with research queries/strategy and current awareness monitoring using effective research techniques; Promote the best use of research tools to lawyers and other researchers.
  • Conduct  library orientation for all legal staff and new administrative hires
  • Assist with the library’s integrated library system, intranet pages, and other products and systems used to deliver information and services
  • Assist with budget analysis and cost efficiency
  • Assist with projects to increase the accessibility and utilization of research resources

REQUIREMENTS

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • 4+ years’  experience in a research role in a law firm library
  • Experience performing legal, corporate, business, competitive intelligence and due diligence research
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, SharePoint, and standard online research resources including, but not limited to Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, CCH Cheetah, Hoovers. Experience with Restricted Party Screening databases (e.g. Amber Road) preferred
  • General knowledge of tax, employee benefits, international law and business, complex litigation, and government affairs resources preferred
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources, and apply critical and creative thinking to develop solutions to complex problems
  • Demonstrated proficiency with library-relevant information technology applications, including integrated library systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Position: Law Library Project Manager
Location: ZAI, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

ZAI is seeking Law Library Project Manager with strong law library experience to provide administrative oversight and staff supervision. Candidates must have at least two years’ experience working in a law library with over 500,000 volumes, and have experience utilizing the Voyager Integrated Library System. Must have demonstrated the ability to manage collection maintenance operations in a law library, and shall have demonstrated project-based supervisory skills, including training employees and reviewing the work of others, of at least one year.

Experience with the following:

  • Managing library accessioning, acquisitions, collection maintenance, preservation, and inventory services.
  • Candidates must have experience reviewing the work of others,
  • Working knowledge of maintenance, circulation and retrieval issues related to legal serials and monographs published in various foreign languages.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have foreign language proficiency, such as Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Russian, Spanish, or Vietnamese, and the ability to use romanization tables.
  • Experience in report writing and data analysis
  • Please include total number of staff you have supervised

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: ZAI, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

ZAI is seeking a Web Services Librarian with at least three to five years of experience managing and developing library web sites. Candidates must be knowledgeable with web applications and standards. Preference will be given to candidates experience in life cycle development and customer interactions. Must possess an MLS from an ALA accredited school, or demonstrate related experience supporting information services web site. Seeking candidates with experience integrating library information resources and services.

  • Coordinates the Library’s web presence, working collaboratively with other staff.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of the Drupal-based Library website, as well as its integration with other services like Libguides, the library catalog and the delivery of special collections finding aids.
  • Takes a leadership role in developing digital projects and services that serve the agency community, particularly in the realm of digital objects publication and management.
  • Ability to maintain the library website.
  • Coordinates and implements requirements of Library Network teams for web content and services.
  • Manage web content, conducts usability studies, collaborates with library staff and assists them with the development of new web content, and assists with the creation and oversight of web policies and standards.
  • Proficiency with coding such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Knowledge of Web accessibility standards and user-centered design principles.
  • Working knowledge of usability testing and other ways to evaluate web services.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and ability to write concisely and effectively for the web.

Position: Library Director
Location: ZAI, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

ZAI has a need for Library Director at a project located in Washington, DC. This is a working supervisory position. The Library Director will supervise ZAI personnel and work on assigned tasks as needed. The Library Director will have full authority to act for ZAI in the performance of the required library work and services. Preferred experience with research with legal, congressional, legislative history, regulatory research.

Required Skill Sets:

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum one (1) year of supervisory experience
  • Minimum (1) year of professional cataloging experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of work experience in technical services operations, library setting
  • Preferred experience with legal, legislative history, congressional, and regulatory research
  • Experience with front desk support, reference, reference development, collection maintenance and management, acquisitions
  • Experience with outreach, marketing , and developing new reference services
  • Work experience with U.S. Federal document collections
  • Strong skill/experience using an Integrated Library System (ILS), preferably OCLC WMS
  • Experience managing or supervising library/information operations
  • Experience working with Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline or CLEAR Investigative database software
  • Experience with principles of authority control, including selecting and applying controlled vocabularies to local collections
  • 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
  • Other Assignments

Position: Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian
Location: American University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

This position provides leadership, management and technical expertise for the library’s growing collection of electronic and print serial resources. This position leads and manages the Electronic Resources and Serials Unit which is responsible for managing the lifecycle of the Library’s collection of electronic resources and continuations including acquiring, renewing, licensing, preserving, budgeting, activates access via the Library’s Alma/Primo and related systems. Manages the library’s serials funds of approximately $5.7 million. Manages and maintains systems required for the uninterrupted access to these electronic resources to the university community. This position supervises and provides leadership to 3 FTE who provide support in fulfilling these responsibilities.

Work Environment

  • Travel limited to attending conferences if library travel budget is available
  • Leads and supervises the Electronic Resources Unit of 3 FTE
  • Provides strategic planning for unit activities, initiates and coordinates projects and unit priorities
  • Responsible for supervisory personnel activities including hiring, training, coaching, and performance evaluation

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35-Exempt
  • Project Leader/Advisor B

Salary Range: $65,884 – $73,328

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree, ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of Alma, Primo, EZProxy, SUSHI, EDI, OpenURL/z39.50
  • Demonstrated interest and ability for professional activities including conference attendance, presentations, and maintaining current understanding of trends and research in the area of electronic resource management
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, problem-solving, organization, and analytical skills
  • Aptitude for detail-oriented work; ability to collect, analyze, manipulate, and provide meaningful interpretation of data using relational databases, spreadsheet and other tools
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Knowledgeable about the legal framework within which libraries operate

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 4-6 years of relevant experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check

Current American University Employees: If you are a current full-time or part-time staff member at American University, please log into AsuccessfulU through the myAU portal. Once in AsuccessfulU, please select the Careers tile which will take you to our internal career page.

Contact Us:For more information or assistance with the American University careers site, email theworkline@american.edu.

Position: Technical Services/Research Law Librarian
Location: CIA Office of General Counsel, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

As a Technical Services/Research Law Librarian for the CIA, you will assist with the management of core legal information repositories for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to support its broad spectrum of practice areas.  You will participate in the selection, acquisition and maintenance of targeted legal information resources by providing guidance on legal research resources and best practices; by providing current awareness of legal developments across OGC practice areas; and by conducting unique legal research that leverages advanced research skills against specialized resources.

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform the following key responsibilities, as listed below:

  • Serve as a central resource for managing OGC knowledge and information.
  • Apply knowledge of legal information in the maintenance of a classification/metadata scheme.
  • Provide guidance and training on the use and availability of resources and legal research capabilities.
  • Perform complex research, including locating federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, cases, international treaties, conventions, agreements, and protocols.
  • Create procedural and informational pathfinders, bibliographies, and other documentation.

Qualifications:

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search technologies and concrete, advanced information retrieval techniques
  • Experienced user of Lexis, Westlaw, and other common legal information platforms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the traditional legal research method
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles, practices, and systems
  • Enthusiastic commitment to customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Flexibility and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a librarian in a large law firm
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE:

  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Position: Japanese Language Cataloger
Location: LAC Group, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking an experienced Japanese Language Cataloger for a major Federal library in the DC area. The cataloger will provide original and copy cataloging in addition to providing support on various physical processing of library items. The candidate must be familiar with AACR2, RDA, and MARC21 formats as they pertain to monographs, serials, and A/V.  This role requires the ability to work at a quick pace and with close attention to detail.This is a 1-year term, full-time or part-time position, with benefits. Work must be performed on-site during business hours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform original (including complex) and copy cataloging of Japanese language materials to facilitate their identification, access, and use
  • Interpret and apply Library of Congress subject headings, the Dewey Decimal System, the AACR2, RDA, and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) manuals in cataloging and classifying library materials
  • Maintain authority records and perform needed authority work in the database
  • Consult with libraries in order to resolve cataloging and database problems, report trends in bibliographic services, answer questions, transmit information, and discuss options for handling library materials
  • Provide inventory support
  • Develop and deliver training programs to member library staff and others
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with internal staff, staff from member libraries, and other relevant community leaders
  • Keep records of inquiries, complaints, and comments as well as actions that  are taken for members
  • Provide accurate and timely information in a language and format that is easily understood by members and colleagues
  • Perform database maintenance for bibliographic and authority records
  • Loads MARC record files for member libraries and communicates necessary changes
  • Maintain the integrity of the integrated library system through authority file control

Qualifications:

  • MLS is not required but is preferred
  • Must have 3 years of cataloging experience
  • Ability to catalog in English and Japanese a must. Ability to catalog in other foreign languages, particularly East Asian languages, is a plus
  • Must be proficient in the Japanese language; Native Japanese highly preferred
  • Experience in cataloging art and scientific materials are preferred
  • Must have experience using the RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and MARC 21 cataloging standards
    • Minimal training is available
  • Must be able to physically process library material: create and affix spine labels
  • Able to pass a background check

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $37,955 to $49,338 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Middle East and South Asia Section, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services. 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.

Responsibilities
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.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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.

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.

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

  • Proficiency in a Turkic language, such as Azerbaijani or another language of Central Asia, as well as English.**
  • Ability to use computerized search tools, databases, an Integrated Library System (ILS), or other computer applications.**
  • Knowledge of library acquisitions and/or cataloging rules, practices and procedures.
  • Ability to perform library functions that support the unit or section.
  • Ability to plan and organize work assignments and set priorities in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate in writing in English in a clear, concise and organized manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian (Law)
Location: Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is part of the Office of Facilities and Administrative Services, Office of the Secretary of Interior. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing and maintaining the Library’s legal and legislative collection (inventorying existing collection, requesting new editions and updates, etc.) to ensure that the most current information is available.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees and maintains the Library’s legal and legislative collection (inventorying existing collection, requesting new editions and updates, etc.) to ensure that the most current information is available.
  • Keeps abreast of the Interior Department’s legal and legislative initiatives to ensure that the Library’s law collection and services meet agency needs.
  • Evaluates and selects new materials to be acquired for the Library’s collection, based on special knowledge of legal focus of the Department and its bureaus, agencies, and offices.
  • Serves as the legal and legislative research liaison for the Interior Department’s Solicitor’s Office meeting the reference needs of attorneys, paralegals, and other Solicitor’s office staff.
  • Produces and distributes to Departmental staff the Library’s bimonthly “Law Update”, highlighting major law review articles, federal and state court cases, and Presidential documents.
  • Teaches training courses for Library patrons to assist them on the use of the
  • Library’s legal and legislative print and electronic collections.
  • Participates in the regularly scheduled staffing of the Library’s Reference Desk, answering patron questions and requests from Interior Department staff, federal agency employees, and the general public.
  • Plans and sets up new exhibits highlighting the Department of the Interior and materials in the Library collection in the Library’s front entrance display cases.

Position: Librarian (Research Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $69,581 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Research & Library Services Section of the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division. The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including defense management and budget; defense policy and arms control; foreign policy and global issues; international trade and finance; the Middle East and Africa; and Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Responsibilities
This Research Librarian position will provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on Foreign Affairs.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with public speaking in an instructional capacity is desired.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing non-partisan, authoritative, timely, 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.

Analyzes and solves research problems within designated issue areas, often under deadlines. Factors that affect the complexity of these problems include novelty, the difficulty in locating authoritative information, and the specialized nature of the issue area.

Conducts research projects for congressional and internal clients that often require substantial knowledge of public policy issues and specialized resources. Identifies, proposes, develops, and executes specialized research projects for clients. Collaborates and consults with internal and external subject specialists to develop and improve the projects. Uses specialized knowledge to negotiate with clients on the substance of research projects, which may include developing an array of different options and facilitating decisions related to sources, methodology, and form of a final product. Executes research methodologies and, in consultation with internal and external stakeholders, revises those methodologies as needed.

Designs and writes products describing the findings of specialized research projects and that may include abstracts, methodological descriptions, summaries, and tables. Authors or co-authors, in collaboration with analysts/attorneys and librarians, timely requested or anticipatory products. Uses and provides peer review of products. Updates own and others’ products. Works within a multi-level review process to ensure accuracy, appropriate scope, adherence to organizational policies and values, and responsiveness of all products. Delivers products to clients in writing, by phone, and in person.

Develops and maintains knowledge of the content in, and methods for accessing the content of, general and specialized research resources. Identifies, tests, and evaluates general and specialized research resources; performs market analyses on competing resources; recommends research resources for purchase or renewal; promotes the use of research resources by congressional and internal clients; and provides training and instruction to congressional and internal clients on research resources, including on relevant applications, features, and value in relation to other available resources.

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

  • Ability to apply knowledge of research resources in foreign affairs**
  • Ability to conduct information research**
  • Ability to communicate in writing**
  • Ability to utilize information technology**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others
  • Ability to focus on the client
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Candidates for this position may also be required to complete a writing/editing assignment.

Position: Visual Information Specialist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $69,581 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.

The position description number for this position is 381677.

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.

Responsibilities
The incumbent serves as a Visual Information Specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress, and develops a variety of data visualization products to accompany foreign, comparative, and international law reports prepared by the Directorate, often requiring originality, creativity, critical thinking, attention to detail, and an awareness of audience and functionality to effectively address the information objectives. Applying thorough knowledge of visualization principles and design concepts, the employee designs and develops diverse visualization materials of moderate complexity, and assists with product template redesign. Advises on the technical advantages and limitations of various formats, styles, media, and methods of presentation, recommending those that most effectively address the information objectives without compromising accuracy and authoritativeness. Attends interdivisional and inter-office meetings to assist in promoting the visualization services of the Directorate. Participates in the development of graphics-related performance criteria and systems and customer support requirements to ensure client needs are addressed by the publication system.

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 legal subject matter into visualization tools of moderate complexity for a broad range of authors and other Law Library employees seeking to enhance clients’ understanding of essential information in written products and at briefings and educational seminars.

Uses applicable software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator and other Adobe Creative Suite apps; Microsoft Office including advanced Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; and GIS software such as ArcGIS) to develop and edit visualization products and materials. Reformats graphics created from various software applications (e.g., graphics created from data in spreadsheets, and maps created using mapping software) into appropriate formats in print, Web PDF, and HTML versions of Law Library reports and other publications. Edits, manipulates, and retouches visual information; modifies font type specifications; and decides on the size, style, color, and placement of infographics relative to the text to enhance the presentation of information, being mindful of general Library of Congress design specifications.

Provides visual design support to Law Library editors and other staff involved in enhancing the graphical components of Law Library products. Develops and revises templates and designs layouts for a variety of print and digital products of moderate complexity, such as Law Library reports, memos, letters, brochures, pamphlets, posters, and conference and event materials. Designs web and information graphics of moderate complexity such as icons, charts, diagrams, maps, and illustrations.

Assists in the planning, design, development, and implementation of visual support for projects. Serves as a resource for authors and technical staff to explain illustrative design software capabilities and limitations, and to help ensure a common understanding of project requirements.

Seeks guidance from other Directorate staff in responding to requests for which new approaches may be warranted to create professional and effective visualization materials that meet the objectives of incoming requests. Trains and/or shares information with Law Library staff related to graphic design techniques in which the incumbent is particularly adept.

The Incumbent coordinates with Law Library staff to develop and plan visual information-based products (e.g., infographics, interactive maps, static maps, charts, tables, and related products) and provides guidance and advice to develop technical solutions to enhance current and plan future products. Consults with subject-matter experts, managers, authors, editors, and other Law Library staff to determine the visual requirements of projects; performs original and systematic research; and advises on the technical advantages and limitations of various formats, styles, media, and methods of reproduction, recommending those that most effectively address the information objectives of the project.

The incumbent recommends processes and procedures to ensure effective configuration management, and may assist with implementation. Consults with internal clients and coordinates with information technology (IT) staff and/or visual information and geospatial information systems staff to resolve integration or configuration-related issues of moderate complexity that affect the delivery of Law Library products containing visualization components.

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

  • Ability to use graphic design and data visualization software systems.**
  • Ability to attend to detail in performing professional graphic design and data visualization assignments.**
  • Ability to plan, design, develop, and execute graphic design and data visualization projects.**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

 

Six Positions: Washington, DC

Postion:Senior Research Librarian
Location: Miller & Chevalier Chartered, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Senior Research Librarian will conduct domestic and international legal, non-legal,corporate, due diligence and business development research. The candidate must demonstrate: strong research and technologyskills, experience in a law/corporate library setting, ability to assist in developing/maintaining the Library’s technology and print applications, ability to assist Library users to appropriate sources, experience performing Conflicts research and an understanding of the ethical issues involved.

The Senior Research Librarian is expected to be a positive role model and mentor, and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients, attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.

Core Competencies and Job Requirements

  •  Master’s degree in Librarianship or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  •  Four or more years’ experience in a research role in a law firm library
  •  Experience performing legal, corporate, business, competitive intelligence and due diligence research
  •  General knowledge of tax, employee benefits, international law and business, complex litigation, and government affairs resources preferred
  •  Ability to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources, and apply critical and creative thinking to develop solutions to complex problems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, SharePoint, and standard online research resources including, but not limited to:  Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, CCH Cheetah, Hoovers. Experience with Restricted Party Screening databases (e.g.Amber Road) preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to build effective internal and external relationships; ability to deliver and explain research findings to attorneys both verbally and through written summaries and analyses
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with library-relevant information technology applications, including integrated library systems
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, meet deadlines, and respond to changing priorities
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies in digital and web-based library and research services
  • Strong service orientation and a history of developing effective working relationships with others

Miller & Chevalier is an equal opportunity employer. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Cari Seidman
Human Resource Specialist
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
900 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005-5701
Email: cseidman@milchev.com

Position:Supervisory Librarian
Location: Germanic and Slavic Division and in the U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
These positions are located in the Germanic and Slavic Division and in the U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for these positions is 383007.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbents of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns 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.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the Division. Primarily responsible for the direction and management of the Division to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations, develops new programs, and recommends actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate. Serves as Security Officer of the Division and has final division authority and responsibility for the security and safe handling of materials while they are in the Division. Ensures other government property is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage. Provides direct administrative oversight of all the varied functions of the Division. These may include cataloging, acquisitions, and training as well as functions associated with other Library programs related to cataloging, acquisitions, and training. Analyzes and develops new cataloging practices and standards cited as authoritative by other libraries.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staffs, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major publishers and vendors, and distinguished members of the public. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with Library management and officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, to advance the programs and objectives of the Library.

Engages actively in developing and maintaining effective liaison and public relations with representatives of State and Federal agencies, libraries, national foundations, and national learned societies and institutions. Visits these institutions to initiate and strengthen purchase, exchange, and gift programs obtaining first-hand information and establishing procedures for acquiring material needed for the Library’s collections for his/her geographic region. Represents the Library to significant groups of users of its services and relates the programs and activities of the Division to others. Represents the Library on matters pertaining to the work of the Division in conference with cooperative program partners, vendors, exchange partners, publishers, donors, government agencies, etc., and at meetings of international committees, professional organizations, standard-making bodies, etc.

Serves as the primary advisor on the acquisition and cataloging of materials in the Division served. Counsels appropriate management staff and officials within the Library on matters related to the acquisition and cataloging of materials in the appropriate scope and format for the Division. Advises on the appropriate methods and techniques to use to achieve program goals and objectives. Provides leadership to facilitate the adjustment of operations to meet changing program needs, advances in technology, and variations in workload. Utilizes an expert knowledge of acquisitions and bibliographic access policies and practices and an intimate acquaintance with the requirements for the storage and retrieval of bibliographic information to improve acquisitions and bibliographic control policies and practices within the Library of Congress and throughout the library community. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits.

Formulates and administers policies affecting the Division. Develops, evaluates, and implements policy for the Service Unit affecting Library-wide programs. Explores and establishes long-range development plans and short-term strategies. Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including top management, in wide reaching decision making procedures. In the area of expertise, provides a major leadership role in the development of acquisition and bibliographic access standards, policies, practices, programs, and guidelines with a nation-wide impact.

Position: Librarian (Monographs and Special Formats Cataloger)
Location: Library’s Cataloging section (DLT), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is on the staff of the Deputy Director (DD) in the Library’s Cataloging section (DLT). The primary purpose of this position is to provide descriptive and subject cataloging, original and copy, for monographs in English and foreign languages as well as special materials in a variety of formats to include artists books, fine press books, photo books, ephemera material, and others as assigned.

Responsibilities
The incumbent performs original descriptive cataloging, as well as semi-original and copy cataloging based on existing records, using national and local descriptive standards and NGA cataloging policies.

Ability to identify materials and construction techniques found in artists’ books and fine press books. Ability to identify standard descriptive access points on vertical file, ephemeral, and unique materials. Academic background in art history or studio arts. Professional knowledge of online cataloging systems, bibliographic utilities, and library services platforms. Professional knowledge of cataloging standards and principles such as MARC21, RDA, AACR2, DCRM(B), LCSH, authority control practices, and a variety of descriptive vocabularies and thesauri related to arts and the humanities.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collections Development Coordinator)
Location: Collection Development Office, Office of the Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library Collections and Services Group, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collection Development Office, Office of the Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library Collections and Services Group.
The position description number for this position is 383773.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Reviews and analyzes a variety of complicated factors in evaluating existing and emerging digital content and its potential addition to the Library’s collections. For content already selected for the Library, gathers and analyzes data on usage, cost (if applicable) and other points in order to make recommendations to management. Develops, coordinates, and/or conducts training programs for staff and users related to digital collections. Prepares user documentation guidance. Provides technical expertise for the implementation, maintenance and enhancement of digital content.

Develops new approaches for other experienced librarians to use in solving a variety of problems or in expanding services for the provision of access to digital content. Reviews publishing trends in the market to identify new resources, sources and technologies not already in the collections. Plans and develops programs to fill in gaps and augment collections to improve services to clientele. Develops and maintains services and guidance for the entire Library to facilitate operations in a number of different locations.

Identifies new content for the collections and works with Recommending Officers to have such content recommended for acquisition. Determines the quality of materials acquired from different sources. Interprets and advises on the contents of a collection, both cataloged and un-cataloged, covering current and retrospective items. Participates in efforts to acquire through a number of different acquisition methods, including Copyright Office deposit. Ensures that the Library’s collection of digital content is developed in coordination with the Library’s programs to develop the traditional physical collections and the electronic resources collection. Works very closely with Recommending Officers and with appropriate staff in Library acquisitions and technical units in acquiring new content. Serves as a Recommending Officer for multi-disciplinary digital content. Provides institution-wide leadership related to the digital collections.

Serves as an expert regarding digital collections and shares such information with Library staff. Coordinates with staff both within Library Services and in other areas, primarily the Law Library and the Congressional Research Service. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists, in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Participates in or chairs Library committees and working groups. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields.

Identifies and analyzes innovative technologies including development of short-range plans for information technology applications, which have agency-wide impact and benefit. Participates in discussions related to the operations, maintenance and improvements to the Library’s systems that manage digital collections by representing the interests and needs of a wide variety of users. Monitors trends in emerging technologies and rights management. Keeps current with developments in technology products and services, including the use of proprietary and open source to manage digital content. Analyzes user requirements for new systems and services. Identifies user needs and matches those needs to existing capabilities or plans capabilities to satisfy identified needs within the constraints of human, physical and fiscal resources.

Position: Library Technician
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for an innovative and passionate individual to join our team as a Library Technician in the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD). NIHD was created to build, preserve, and make accessible America’s Collection of Record—one of the world’s foremost collections of material and documentary evidence on the Holocaust.

About the Role
This position is located in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Library, which is a specialized library dedicated to Holocaust and genocide studies. The Library provides library and archival reference services to a wide variety of users, including Museum staff, visiting scholars, and the general public. The Library Technician will perform collections management, reference, acquisitions, preservation, digital access, and cataloging duties, in support of Library operations in two Museum facilities. Some tasks require physical exertion, such as climbing step stools, pushing carts filled with collection materials, opening boxes, and retrieving and shelving materials.

The duty station may be relocated at the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center in Bowie, Maryland.

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

How to Apply
Visit the application site for additional information, a more detailed position description, and to complete an application.

Position: Information Specialist
Location: Corestaff Services, Museum Facility, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Information Specialist at a Museum facility. The position is located in Washington, DC. The position is part of a multi-year contract. Present funding for the position is for the duration of one year.
The Information Specialist is required to support research and reference services and data management projects. Assignments may include activities in one or more of the functional areas described below:

Duties:

Research and Reference Services
– Conducts basic research services for patrons and staff who contact the museum by email, telephone, mai

  • l, online form, or in-person in the public space, using multiple resources including specialized research databases, the museum’s collections catalog, and relevant reference materials.
  • Provides in-person services in the museum’s public space, as assigned or needed.
  • Surveys archival collections for inclusion in a major indexing project.
  • Distributes registration forms to Holocaust survivors, or family members and friends on behalf of survivors, and provides information about the registration process.
  • Performs other research and reference duties, as assigned.

Data Management

  • Catalogs Holocaust-related name lists from the museum’s collections in a specialized database.
    1. Catalogs list records while adhering to standards developed specifically for the database.
    2. Fills out appropriate fields and attaches appropriate images.
    3. Updates the cataloging spreadsheet for tracking purposes.
  • Assists in preparing name indexes for import to the database.
    1. Normalizes and cleans data using Excel and Access programs.
    2. Ensures data quality before importing to the database.
  • Links digitized documents to existing name records in the database.
    – Identifies digitized documents available in the museum’s digital repository.
    – Matches the digitized documents to the appropriate name records.
    – Indexes and adds missing names, if needed.
    – Prepares Excel worksheets and/or Access files to import to the database.
  • Assists in cleaning and updating existing catalog records or name records in the database.
  • Performs other database management duties, as assigned

Two Positions: Maryland & Virginia

Position: Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian
Location: Maryland Historical Society, Baltmore, MD

Full posting on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

The Maryland Historical Society seeks a full-time Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian. The position is responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation, and assessment of metadata infrastructure, policies, and procedures to support discovery, access, management, and preservation of the Library collections. They will play a key role as the administrative owner of the Library’s and Museum’s digital asset management and preservation system. The candidate will contribute to strategic initiatives to build our digital collections, and capacity to collect, preserve, and make available digital and digitized content. The position reports to the Library Director and will work in close collaboration with colleagues across the Library and Museum collections teams.

Responsibilities

  • Create or oversees the creation of high-quality original cataloging and metadata for museum objects, as well as digitized and born-digital special collections, applying national cataloging and metadata standards.
  • Provide leadership in identification, planning, and implementation of data normalization and remediation projects.
  • Provide clean-up, enrichment, and transformation of legacy records and migrates data between systems.
  • Responsible for the management of library systems, including digital asset management system; manages configurations, plug-ins, software updates, and user accounts.
  • Act as primary liaison for the institution to open sources software communities, and to hosting vendors. Responsible for thinking about how all collections systems interrelate, and designing and executing efficient and effective integrations and workflows across systems.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to develop local standards and best practices for systems use.
  • Works with colleagues in implementing professional standards and best practices and setting priorities for collection management, processing, description, digitization, and discovery.
  • Participate in general planning and policy development in the support of strategic directions; assist in project development for fundraising activities as appropriate; plan and manage specific library projects.
  • Participate in professional organizations, and keeps abreast of current theory, practice, and innovations in the field.

To apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume with three professional references, and salary requirements to jobs@mdhs.org. Include in the subject line: Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Position: Student Success and Inclusion Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications, experience and rank; not less than $57,500.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The George Mason University Libraries seeks an innovative and collaborative librarian to fill the position of Student Success and Inclusion Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:
The Student Success and Inclusion Librarian is a collaborative, student-centered teacher-librarian on the Teaching and Learning Team. The individual is responsible for providing library services such as information literacy instruction, research support, and outreach expertise for the Teaching and Learning Team’s academic and co-curricular partners. The position reports to the Lead, Teaching and Learning Team and works in an innovative and adaptive public service environment.

This individual will apply sound and current assessment principles and methodologies to maintain and revise the University Libraries’ Student Learning Assessment Plan. As the librarian responsible for coordinating the Student Learning Assessment Plan, the Student Success and Inclusion Librarian analyzes assessment data to improve instructional services, answer research questions, identify possible data relationships, and interpret results for internal reporting. This individual will work closely with other librarians and instructional staff to develop student learning assessment competencies as well.

The Student Success and Inclusion Librarian will identify, build, sustain, and assess relationships with campus units and organizations serving distinct student populations, and work towards campus goals around access equity and inclusion. These units include, but are not limited to, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) and the Early Identification Program (EIP). The individual is also the primary library contact for all interactions with the Assistive Technology Initiative.

This individual will provide liaison services to assigned academic programs or departments, which includes information literacy instruction, student and faculty teaching/learning support, and may involve collection development responsibilities. The Teaching and Learning Team focuses on undergraduate education across the university, including (but not limited to) the Honors Program, the Communications Lab, Mason/NOVA ADVANCE, English Composition, the School of Integrative Studies, and the Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) program. As a member of the Teaching and Learning Team, incumbent will assist patrons in the use of teaching and/or research resources, and will provide general and specialized reference and research assistance.

The Student Success and Inclusion Librarian will actively participate in the work of the Teaching and Learning Team, including participating in and contributing to team-based projects. In the absence of the Lead, Teaching and Learning Team, this individual may be asked to fulfill a senior librarian supervisor role and mediate and resolve issues as necessary.

This individual will also engage in professional development, scholarship, and service, in accordance with university/library standards for appointment renewal and promotion. This includes serving on committees, task forces, projects, etc. within the Mason University Libraries, and the university.

Seven Positions — Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Finnegan, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Washington DC office of Finnegan is seeking a Research Analyst to join our library services department. Under the direction of the Director of Research and Information Services, the Research Analyst will utilize knowledge of legal research, databases and library reference methods to conduct various types of research and document retrieval in a timely and cost-effective manner. This position will also participate in the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training, orientation and consultative services in addition to keeping abreast of trends in the legal industry to contribute to the advancement of the goals of the department and the firm.

Responsibilities include providing legal, business, scientific, technical and other reference documents upon request using both internal and outside sources; extensive legal, business, IP and general research assistance using print and electronic resources; recommending appropriate research services and/or resources in response to inquiries from firm personnel; initiating and monitoring alerts from various databases; providing client development research support, including background research and competitive intelligence on current or potential clients and markets; remaining current in research techniques and available resources relevant to providing high quality library and research services; coordinating and/or providing library resource and/or training to attorneys and staff and, other duties as needed.

Successful candidates must have a MLS degree and two or more years of research experience in a law firm, law library or corporate setting, demonstrated knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis/LexisAdvance, Westlaw, ProQuest Dialog, CourtLink, Hoover’s and Microsoft Office Suite, working knowledge of SharePoint, and strong data entry and word processing skills; knowledge of intellectual property databases is preferred.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Robin Smith
Staff Recruiting Manager
901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413
Fax: 202.408.4400
Resume@finnegan.com

Position: Senior Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking an experienced Senior Librarian to lead a team of librarians and library technicians at an Information Center at a major Federal agency in Washington, DC. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) long-term opportunity. Work must be performed on-site.

Responsibilities:

  • The Senior Librarian will be responsible for implementing a long-term plan for a digital transition of the library to include: a teaching series, remote library searches, acquiring an information system that would include relevant borrowing rights and licenses for the client, database migration, and other tasks to be determined.
  • The Senior Librarian will be responsible for overseeing the coordination, development, and evaluation of information resources and training materials and programs.
  • The assignment includes short and long-range planning, coordination with Agency stakeholders and user community, collection management and development.
  • The Senior Librarian will be responsible for cultivating a high level of customer service at all times.

Qualifications:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate program
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in managing information centers in a variety of settings (private, government, and academic preferred)
  • Knowledge of current digital information technologies
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of contemporary library and information management including working with commercial vendors, collection development, serials management, and cataloging.
  • A strong ability for time management, coordination, leadership, and decision making
  • Ability to accomplish results through professional level outreach
  • Experience with specialized databases, library instruction cultivation
  • Background in the management and use of electronic resources, databases, services, and applications including eBooks and social media.
  • In-depth knowledge of at least 2 of the following:
    • Digital librarianship
    • Digital literacy
    • Information technology
    • School Library media
    • Serials management
    • Cataloging
    • Reference services
    • Collection Development
    • Database migration
  • Knowledge of copyright laws and copyright restrictions
  • Knowledge of world and foreign affairs, international relations, geography, and history
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Position: Digital History Scholar and Academic Librarian
Location: The German Historical Institute (GHI), Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The German Historical Institute (GHI) Washington DC is part of the Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad. It fosters research in the fields of German, American, transatlantic, as well as global and transregional, history. The present profile-building research topics of the GHI Washington are the history of knowledge, migration history, and digital history. In its function mediating between scholars in Germany and North America, the GHI Washington has a broad international network of scholars.

The library of the German Historical Institute is a public infrastructure with about 50,000 volumes. It is a member of the Germany’s Common Library Network (GBV) and is currently staffed by a head librarian with a library science certificate (100%) and an assistant (75%). The collection’s specializations derive from the respective research emphases of the institute. The library has a hybrid nature. In the last several years, it has significantly increased its holdings in digital media and will continue to pursue this path as much as possible.

The research area of Digital History at the GHI operates at the intersection of various discplines, approaches, and target audiences. It establishes connections among historians who work with digital and traditional methods and supports projects intended primarily for professional historians in their research and instruction as well as online “Digital Public History” projects that aim to reach a broader audience. In addition to organizing an annual transatlantic conference on various aspects of Digital History, the GHI also co-convenes the regular Digital Cultural Heritage D.C. Meetup. The GHI cooperates closely with American research institutes and infrastructures. With a Digital History fellowship and internships, this research field at the GHI fosters intensive exchange among representatives of “Digital History” in Europe and North America.

The successful applicant will spend 30% of his or her working hours providing academic management for the GHI Library and 70% managing and further developing Digital History as a focus of the GHI’s research and scholarship program.

The academic management of the GHI Library includes responsibility for:

  • Conceptual and strategic development of the library (including expanding holdings, removing unneeded volumes and digital resources) in light of recent technological developments and user strategies.
  • Close cooperation with the director and other management personnel, with the research coordinator, and with all the scholarly personnel of the GHI.
  • Management of research data and the further development of strategies for Open Access or hybrid publications (in coordination with the editors of the institute), and potentially the development of a document server.
  • Ideas for the use of library spaces.
  • Selection of literature and licenses that should be acquired for the scholars at the institute in coordination with these scholars and with the Max Weber Foundation’s business office in Bonn.
  • Cooperation and networking with libraries in Germany, North America, and the institutes of the Max Weber Foundation.

The management and further development of Digital History as a focus of GHI research and scholarship includes especially:

  • Applying for and possibly managing grant-funded and institute research projects and cooperative networks.
  • Supporting scholars at the GHI Washington in carrying out long-term digital projects already in progress and in conceiving of and applying for new projects that have digital components.
  • Actively working with the working group for Digital Humanities of the Max Weber Foundation.
  • Responsible for coming up with ideas for the further development of the GHI’s digital research infrastructure for the inclusion, securing, and later use of research data, as well as for combining the digital offers of the GHI together with cooperating partners and other institutes of the Max Weber Foundation.
  • Representing the GHI Washington in national and international forums for Digital History/Digital Humanities and in alliances for digital research infrastructures in coordination with other members of the field of “Digital History.”
  • Conducting research as well as publishing and presenting at workshops and conferences, as well as developing ideas for conferences and events and carrying them out.

Required qualifications:

  • You have a college degree in a humanities field that does historical work, as well as at least a master’s degree in library and information science with proven emphases in the field of digital humanities, or you have successfully completed a study in digital humanities or information science with proven competence in a history-related field.
  • You are familiar with Open Access models and library policies and procedures, as well as the management of metadata and licenses.
  • You are familiar with standard data assignment (e.g., Integrated Authority Files) and incorporating them into the semantic web.
  • You have good knowledge of Digital Humanities tools and methods and are connected in the relevant scholarly networks.
  • You are motivated to support, further develop, and come up with new concepts for GHI digital research infrastructures and digital projects, in coordination with the management of the institute, its scholars, as well as the IT department.
  • You speak very good English and can communicate well in German.
  • You have intercultural competence and feel comfortable in a foreign institute.
  • You enjoy sharing your informational competence with others.
  • You are communicative and enjoy working on a team.
  • You possess a great deal of initiative and independence, you get actively involved, and you enjoy new challenges.

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in coming up with and carrying out projects, completing grant applications, and developing international cooperative projects with new partners.
  • Experience managing historical research data.
  • Experience working in a research institute or a research library.
  • Experience in the field of citizen science/scholarship.
  • Competence in applied computer science.

The successful candidate will initially be given a two-year contract, although an extension is possible.

The Max Weber Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. The Max Weber Foundation is a family-friendly employer committed to supporting a healthy work-life balance. For some information on living and working conditions for families in Washington, DC, please see https://www.ghi-dc.org/ghi-staff/opportunities-at-the-ghi/work-and-family.html?L=0.

The job location is Washington, DC. Applicants who fulfill the requirements for a deployment from Germany will be paid in accordance with TVöD E13 (Federal) in addition to the stipulated foreign allowances for covering the higher cost of living in Washington, including a rental subsidy. Applicants may be employed with a U.S. work contract only if they already possess a valid work and residence permit; in this case, they would be paid on the basis of the salary scale developed by the German embassy in Washington.

Please submit your application with the usual files (CV, list of publications, transcripts and/or diplomas) in one pdf-document with the subject line “Library Management/DH” by April 28th, 2019 to Director of the German Historical Institute Washington Prof. Dr. Simone Lässig c/o applications@ghi-dc.org German Historical Institute 1607 New Hampshire Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009-2562 U.S.A.

Please send a second pdf-file with a cover letter including your contact information and a list of your most important qualifications for the position.

The interviews are scheduled for June 4th/5th, 2019, in Washington, DC. For questions on the salary or concerning work/life balance at an institute outside of Germany, please don’t hesitate to contact our administrative director, Anne Kadolph (kadolph@ghi-dc.org). For questions about the particulars of the advertised position, please contact Dr. Sarah Beringer (beringer@ghi-dc.org). Further information on the GHI, its mission, and its current research program is available at www.ghi-dc.org.

Position: Data Librarian
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Data Librarian for its Knowledge Services Group (KSG). The selectee will identify, acquire and curate data sets, manage data collections and facilitate the discovery of data sets used by CRS analysts, attorneys and information professionals. The selectee will also participate in the development of data repositories and work with stakeholders to identify and evaluate systems, tools and services used in data operations.

Responsibilities
The data librarian performs duties related to data acquisition, data curation and data management. This includes identifying and locating authoritative data sets used across CRS, recommending appropriate metadata schemas and workflows to describe, document, annotate and catalog data sets to enable discovery and re-use. The data librarian participates in the development of data repositories and data catalogs to store and archive data sets for long term access, and develops and maintains best practices and procedures.

The data librarian works with stakeholders to identify and extract data, assists and instructs staff on the use of tools to convert, transform, clean and prepare data for analysis. He/she supports staff in the use of statistical, quantitative analysis and/or data visualization tools. The data librarian coordinates the development and implementation of data projects that support the mission of CRS, and serves as a liaison for collaboration between the Knowledge Services Group and other CRS divisions/offices as well as service units and offices within the Library of Congress.

Data Librarian duties include:

Applies specialized knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data used in research and analysis, identifies and locates authoritative data sets used across CRS.

Works with stakeholders to identify and extract public/open data on a recurring basis using complex processes and automated tools where appropriate, and/or merge or compile data from multiple sources.

Plans, organizes, and/or coordinates the development and implementation of data projects of critical significance that support the mission of CRS and /or one or more of its divisions or offices.

Serves as a liaison for collaboration between the Knowledge Services Group, other CRS divisions and offices, and other Library of Congress service units and offices.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience; knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to data management are encouraged to apply.

About CRS:

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.

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.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

The position description number for this position is 382234.

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

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

  • Knowledge of data sources and data structures used in public policy analysis.**
  • Ability to locate, evaluate, acquire, and organize data sets.**
  • Ability to handle data and perform data operations.**
  • Ability to manage projects.
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Acquisitions/Government Documents Technician
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $41,369 to $66,191 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Closing Date: Monday, 03/18/2019, 11:59 PM EDT

Responsibilities
The Acquisitions/Government Documents Technician performs a wide variety of tasks related to filing of loose-leaf materials, processing government documents, acquisitions, and general Technical Services and Special Collections Department support. These tasks include:

  • Filing loose-leaf services according to publishers’ written instructions;
  • Tracking missing or circulating volumes needed for supplementation;
  • Investigating and solving all filing problems including claims;
  • Receiving and claiming all government depository material;
  • Shelving government documents by Superintendent of Documents Classification System;
  • Assists with the digital conversion of acquisitions records;
  • Develops and updates metadata as required;
  • Distributing library material to Library staff, Chambers’ personnel and Court Offices’ personnel;
  • Assisting the Serials staff with locating materials for binding;
  • Generating statistics for the position’s task areas;
  • Retrieving Records and Briefs and transcripts of Oral Arguments;
  • Performing miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Meet Experience Requirements (see Qualifications)
  • Employment is subject to successful completion of a security background check.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See: www.sss.gov

Qualifications
Experience with loose-leaf supplementation and filing procedures is required. One to two years of library work experience is preferred. Familiarity with Superintendent of Documents Classification and Depository Library Systems is also required. Knowledge of Millennium or other automated library system is preferred. Experience with Microsoft office applications is preferred.

Education
Two or more years of college is required.

Position: Contract Specialist
Location: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
Applicants that previously applied under announcement # DE-10355591-19-EL, need to reapply under this vacancy in order to be considered for this position.

Responsibilities
This position is located in the IMLS, Office of Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). The incumbent is responsible for the full range of pre- and post-award contracting and acquisition processes. The incumbent directs acquisitions from clarifying description of requirements through analysis, negotiation, contract delivery and administration. The incumbent reports to the Contracting Officer in OCFO.

The incumbent is responsible for cradle-to-grave contract activities for actions typically under the commercial item threshold. Works collaboratively with IMLS staff to procure supplies and services that may require specialized provisions, terms and conditions, and advises technical personnel on the development of their requirements document. In conjunction with the program office, prepares solicitations with performance work statements, instructions for responding, and evaluation criteria. Duties to included, but not limited too:

  • Performs market research to determinate the availability of small businesses and existing government-wide contract vehicles, and whether to apply small business set-asides.
  • Formulates contracting approaches, and acquires supplies, services or construction through the use of both formally advertised simplified acquisition procurements and orders against existing multiple award schedules/government-wide acquisition contracts.
  • Administers contracts and/or plans and conducts contract price analysis of a variety of pre-award and/or post-award procurement actions.
  • Tracks and reports on the agency’s contracting portfolio through the Contract Management Report.
  • Issues requests for quotations, technical implementation of contracts/purchase orders, blanket purchase agreements, and monitors contractor performance.
  • Analyzes prices, discount rates, delivery dates, transportation charges, etc., and seeks negotiated discounts on purchases.
  • Performs new and recurring assignments using for commercial item procedures. User requirements may involve standardized specifications and use of established sources of supplies and services, or may require formal advertising to develop contracts or schedules for supplies and services not previously procured. Specialized services may include interior design and office relocation, conference planning and management, printing through GPO, publications procurement, survey instruments, research, etc.
  • Monitors fulfillment of goods and services following issuance of purchase order, contract, credit card purchase, and printing requisitions, including coordination of delivery dates to ensure that delivery of goods or performance of services meets terms and conditions of the contract.
  • Reviews supply and service requests from program offices for adequacy and completeness to determine that sufficient and proper specifications or purchase descriptions are included for preparation of solicitation documents.
  • Selects appropriate clauses from tables contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulation, as well as those which are used locally for special conditions.
  • Work with technical personnel to resolve questions concerning applicability of specifications, classification of terms, or acceptance of alternate items.
  • Reviews submitted quotations and makes award recommendations for proposed contracts, and determines cost effectiveness and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Performs contract administration, including performance evaluation, addresses contract delinquencies, responds to IMLS staff questions, contract termination, incremental funding, and close-out.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship Required.
  • This position requires a background investigation.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
  • This position may require completing a one-year probationary period.
  • Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
    Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

Condition of Employment: Applicants must currently have a Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting, Level I (or DAWA Level 1 equivalent). Certificate or equivalent must be attached to your application.

Qualifications
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (or date of referral if OCR) including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1100/contracting-series-1102/

Position: Program Specialist
Location: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Office of Museum Services (OMS) and serves as the Program Specialist. The incumbent will participate in grants management work involving Federal grants and cooperative agreements and provide grants-related assistance and services to both applicants and awardees. The position works on various phases of the receipt and processing of museum grant applications as well as the monitoring and assessing of awardee performance.

Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, the position assists with the processing of grant applications and in grant administration; and provides significant program support to the Grant Management Team. Assists with incoming applications including reviewing for eligibility and completeness, budget review and analysis, and associated application contacts. Utilizes grants management database, entering data and creating reports as may be required. Assists with review process, including mailings, reviewer support activities, preparation for panel meetings, and other elements of the review and award process. Reviews interim and final performance reports. Prepares letters and associated documents supporting change requests and extensions for approval. Supports the work of the Office of Museum Services through cooperation with others to manage variable workloads and assistance with a variety of tasks including general clerical support. Participates in staff meetings and special committees and task forces and assists with planning for the implementation of program changes and improvements in agency operation. Performs a variety of office automation duties which require knowledge of various types of equipment and software. Updates and maintains databases, spreadsheets, and other reports and documents in support of application and grant management activities. Prepares a wide variety of recurrent and nonrecurring correspondence, reports, and other documents. Reviews and processes incoming and outgoing correspondence, materials, and publications. Provides information to applicants and awardees regarding grant programs and processes. Assists with panel meetings and director’s meetings, including preparation of support materials and note taking. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship Required.
  • This position requires a background investigation.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
  • This position may require completing a one-year probationary period.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

Qualifications
For the GS-11 level: To be qualified for this position, you must be able to state and verify that you have experience that demonstrates your ability to perform the work at the GS-11 level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service. One must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience to at least the GS-9 level or equivalent that involves principles and practices of the museum field and/or the cultural sector.

OR

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

OR

Three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in museum studies.
FACTOR: MANDATORY SELECTIVE FACTOR – KNOWLEDGE OF THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES of the museum field and/or the cultural sector, INCLUDING THE ROLES, PURPOSE, AND VALUE OF MUSEUMS WITHIN COMMUNITIES; THE ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS OF STAFF WITHIN MUSEUMS; AND THE TYPICAL ACTIVITIES WITHIN A MUSEUM SUCH AS COLLECTIONS STEWARDSHIP (E.G., CARE, MANAGEMENT, ACCESS) AND PROGRAMMING (E.G., SCHOOL PROGRAMS, EXHIBITIONS, PUBLIC PROGRAMS).

Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. This position requires that candidates demonstrate work experience involving knowledge of the principles and practices of the museum field and/or the cultural sector. Examples of such experience would include:

(1) Understanding of the roles, purpose, and value of museums within communities;
(2) Experience with the roles, responsibilities, and functions of the staff within museums; and
(3) Experience undertaking activities within a museum or cultural organization such as collections stewardship (e.g., care, management, access) and/or programming (e.g., school programs, exhibitions, public programs).

Make sure your resume supports the mandatory selective factor and describes your qualifications and experience for the position. Failure to show evidence of this experience will result in disqualification.

 

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Director
Location: H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Maryland Historical Society has an immediate opening for a dynamic, imaginative Library Director to oversee the institution’s H. Furlong Baldwin Library which houses over 7 million documents and books dating from pre-colonization to the present day. In addition, the library collection includes a vast photography collection and a range of audio and digital collections. The Library Director will articulate a clear vision for this vital component of the institution, guide daily functions and shape the larger institutional role of the library.

The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced team player who has overseen diverse collections, created public programming to promote library holdings and who enjoys interfacing with the public, scholars, donors and the Board of Trustees. The Library Director will be a member of MdHS’s Senior Staff and will interact with all departments to create relevant innovative programming and exhibitions. They will be flexible, enthusiastic, and enjoy tackling a diverse range of responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have experience in building collections as well as deaccessioning collections to bring refinement and focus to the library’s holdings.

This position reports to the Vice President of Collections and Interpretation and will oversee a department composed of 4 staff members.

Position Details:

This is a full-time position based at the organization’s offices in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore. Some evenings and weekends required Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits. The Maryland Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to expand the diversity of its staff.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the job, 3 professional references and 2 writing samples to jobs@mdhs.org. Include in the subject line: Library Director Application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Position: Customer Experience Manager
Location: Administrative Branch, Howard County Library System, Ellicot City, MD
Salary: $67,068 – $117,605

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Customer Experience Manager is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and implementing enhancements to educational experiences and services to exceed customers’ expectations and advance the mission and vision of Howard County Library System

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Positions Howard County Library System (HCLS) as a major component of public education for all ages
  • Effectively lives the Seven Pillars of HCLS’ strategic plan (Authentic Values, Strategic Vocabulary, Everyone a Leader, Winning Teamwork, Community Partnerships, The Power of Us, and Fiercely Loyal Customers), motivating others to do so as well
  • Fully embraces HCLS’ educational mission, effectively communicating our curriculum, which comprises Three Pillars (Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, Instructive & Enlightening Experiences)

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Proactively employs a range of methods to engage current and future customers and gather information that will be used to optimize their experience
  • Directs the design and implementation of initiatives to advance customer service and experience
  • Develops and implements quantitative and qualitative measures to ensure service and experience exceeds customers’ expectations
  • Conducts studies and research to discover new tools, technologies and products to serve customers
  • Makes recommendations regarding resource allocation or service modifications based on data analysis
  • Contributes to the design of facilities and points of service to promote customer-centric organization of space and resources
  • Design, teach and assess continuing education classes that advance staff’s knowledge and skills to create exceptional customer experiences
  • Collaborates with managers at all levels to advance customer service and experience
  • Ensures customers receive timely, personalized, accurate and thorough responses to questions, concerns and recommendations communicated through askhcls (email)
  • Serves as a member of the Leadership Team, contributes to the strategic plan, provides input on policies, procedures, initiatives and decisions
  • Participates in continuing education events (seminars, workshops, conferences, online) to strengthen knowledge and skills