Nine Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Librarian II, Mobile Job Center Specialist
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $47,604/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is searching for a qualified and experienced Librarian to fill a Mobile Librarian position for the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) Division.

Under the direction of the Chief of SLRC. The Librarian II duties include the day-to-day management of the Mobile Job Center, a state of the art, fully accessible one stop shop where clients will complete all parts of the job search in one visit.

Summary of Duties:
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department.

The Librarian II oversees the supervision of the Mobile Job Center and assists with the preparation of performance management evaluations and staff development and training initiatives. The Librarian II is responsible for maintaining the Mobile Job Center’s scheduling, employee records, as well as customer records. The Librarian II prepares reports, prepares and organizes records and statistical data, and attends professional and general staff meetings as availability provides.

The Mobile Job Center is a Library initiative contributing to economic growth in Baltimore city and beyond. The Center provides hardware and software customized to job search and application, training in computer and online job application, and training in interview skills. The Mobile Job Center is staffed by trained employment professionals to assist job seekers with all aspects of the job search.

The innovative Mobile Job Center’s key value lies in its ability to navigate the roadblocks many job seekers face including lack of transportation, need for computer training, lack of an email account or resume and need for interview coaching. The Mobile Job Center is a one stop shop where Library customers complete all parts of the job search in one visit.

The Library’s Mobile Job Center features 12 computer workstations, satellite internet access, exterior audio visual and broadcasting capabilities, leading edge workforce software, and connectivity for wireless mobile devices. The Center will travel to community agencies, malls, grocery stores, and other public areas in underserved neighborhoods where residents do not have easy access to library branches. The Mobile Job Center will also travel to Pratt library branches during non-operating hours, thus extending branch hours for patrons seeking job and career assistance. A similar plan is followed when the vehicle is off road for service.

The Librarian II
Provides career information, materials, and services that support the general public, and the library community’s information needs.
Researches, selects, and orders materials in a variety of formats relating to general career information, employment trends, resume writing, and interviewing skills.
Assists and advises Library customers and Library staff in the use of Mobile Job Center materials.
Answers customer inquiries concerning career information and provides consultation services to customers conducting a career search.
Develops outreach programs, workshops, and training to support customer needs.

The Librarian II develops an annual budget for the Mobile Job Center and evaluates the Center’s programs and performance. The Librarian II submits quarterly statistics to the Library Administration and outside funders as required describing the work of the Center.

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate must posses an MLS from an ALA accredited college or university and experience in developing programs for information delivery. This position also requires three to five years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting with a focus on workforce development and job and career training. Current or eligibility for MD Librarian Certification within 90 days of hire is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The successful candidate is expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate must have the ability work in concert with the other Mobile Job Center staff members, Library administrative staff, the Deputy Chief and the Chief of SLRC. The Librarian II will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated systems, online job databases, Microsoft software suite, and current job and career software packages is required.

Position: Librarian III, Selection Unit
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $60,665/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian III for the Collection Development Department.

Under the supervision of the Collection Development Department Manager, the Librarian III coordinates the projects and activities of the Selection Unit of the Collections and Access Services Division. The Librarian III supports the daily and on-going work of a selection team composed of two administration assistants and seven MLS degreed Librarians who purchase materials for Adult, Young Adult and Juvenile populations of Baltimore City and the State of Maryland. The Librarian III helps develop and is project manager for special projects of the unit, focusing on innovative trends and new ideas in collection development.

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

Summary of Duties:
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division.

  • Assist with development and monitoring of annual print budget, financed by city and state allocations, grants, endowment and gift funds.
  • Assist Collection Development Department manager with Section unit planning, goal setting, and innovative ideas in support of the Library’s strategic plan.
  • Manage special projects of the Selection Unit, distributing work equitably and efficiently to ensure timely completion of project goals.
  • Monitor the expenditure of allocated funds to ensure encumbrance of all monies by end of fiscal year.
  • Develop and manage collection maintenance projects, including replacement and weeding, in order to strengthen the library’s diverse collections.
  • Work with library staff in order to ensure successful project implementation and completion.
  • Update and support the library’s selection policy, How Baltimore Chooses, on an ongoing basis.
  • Work with the CMD team to establish best practices for selection, invoicing, and materials conservation and preservation.
  • Identify new formats for purchase in order to increase library circulation and foot traffic into library locations.
  • Interpret library policies and procedures and disseminate to CMD team members.
  • Advocate for and collect useful data from various sources for usage by Selection and Acquisitions teams.
  • Support Technical Services Manager with Integrated Library System (ILS) database clean-up.
  • Monitor and evaluate job performance and development.
  • Design and manage training manual and documents for Collection Development Department staff.
  • Collate and summarize monthly reports submitted by team members.
  • Present a yearly report of Collection Development Department activities to CASD Unit Manager.
  • Establish, evaluate, and maintain relationships with vendors.
  • Negotiate and maintain contracts with vendors.
  • Keep abreast of current library policies and procedures.
  • Maintain awareness of current library trends, particularly those that pertain to selection and collection development and maintenance.
  • Participate in local, regional and national professional activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Five years of increasing responsibility in a selection unit, preferably in a public library. Demonstrated project management experience. Experience supervising and motivating staff. Demonstrated skill with Google, Microsoft Office Suite and Integrated Library Systems. Maryland State Librarian Certification required within one year of hire.

Desired Qualifications:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and balance large projects. Strong communication and customer service skills. Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

Knowledge , Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of library science principles, practices, trends, and techniques.
Energetic and innovative thinker with an understanding of current trends in collection development and a passion for exploring new possibilities for Library collections.
Understanding of public library principles, and administrative policies and procedures.
Experience selecting print materials and familiarity with web-based bibliographic and acquisitions tools.
Knowledge of current publishing trends and review sources.
Experience negotiating and managing contracts for library services and products.
Familiarity with emerging trends and issues in public libraries.
Working knowledge of integrated library systems, especially acquisitions and cataloging modules, preferably SIRSIDynix.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, co-workers, and other library staff.
Ability to communicate articulately and respectfully, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Ability to meet deadlines, adapt to changing priorities, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Demonstrated skills in time, workflow, and project management, with attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Demonstrated problem-solving ability and a commitment to excellent customer service.

Position: Librarian Supervisor I, (Branch Manager)
Location: Pratt Library Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $64,505/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is in search of a Librarian Supervisor I for the Neighborhood Library Services (NLS) division to plan, administer and supervise the delivery of services provided by a Pratt Library neighborhood branch.

The ideal candidate is an experienced and effective leader who is committed to innovation and expanding public services in a large metropolitan area.

Summary of Duties:
Under the supervision of the Librarian Supervisor II (Group Supervisor), administers
and operates a branch library within the Library’s policies and procedures. Plans,
administers and supervises the delivery of service from a neighborhood branch. Responsible for providing the public with library services and the interpretation of policies and procedures; Responsible for supervising and training staff in reference skills (including use of automated databases) and in the development of community services. Responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of staff time records. Prepares evaluations for all staff members. Responsible for the development and maintenance of materials collection which meets the needs and interests of the community. Consults and cooperates with various age-level specialists concerning branch materials and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by ALA required.
Three years successful library experience, including reference work in the
subject field or allied field(s) and in an administrative and supervisory capacity.
Maryland Certification in Library Science required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A working knowledge of the literature in the subject field(s), both bibliographic and general.
  • Knowledge of the use and operation of automated databases and systems.
  • Ability to provide effective leadership for staff and skill in human relations.
  • Commitment to innovative and expanding public services in a large metropolitan area.
  • Ability to make long-range plans and carry forth the Library’s objectives.
  • Understanding of library/community relationships, with the ability to interpret and promote them to both organized and informal groups.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Manager of Digital Resources
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $68,562/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is looking for a dynamic Librarian Supervisor II to manage the Digital Resources Department in our Collections and Access Services Division.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief, Collections and Access Services Division, the Librarian Supervisor II plans, develops and manages three of the library’s organizational units with state functions: Digital Maryland, Government Documents, and the eResources Unit.

Summary of Duties:
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring division.

Provides vision and leadership for a recently created department intended to serve as the hub of digital resources for the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Enoch Pratt Free Library serves as the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) for the State of Maryland. Working with libraries of all kinds across the state, SLRC provides cooperative, cost effective resources and services for Maryland libraries and their customers.

Supervises a department that combines three crucial state roles:

  • Digital Maryland, which is a collaborative, statewide digitization program for Maryland that facilitates the digitization and digital exhibition of historical and cultural documents, images, audio and video held by Maryland institutions.
  • Government Documents, including the State Publication Depository and Distribution Program, which supports library participants across the state with print and/or electronic state documents.
  • The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s ebook resources and databases, as well as the selection and purchase of the Sailor Network databases, which provide a core collection to public libraries across Maryland.

Supervises, trains and evaluates the librarians working in the above three units with state functions, Digital Maryland, Government Documents, and the Sailor Databases.

Develops policies and procedures related to digital libraries and their functions, supervises the statewide Government Documents program, and the selection and collection maintenance of the electronic resources for the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Serves as the primary outreach lead for Digital Maryland, Government Documents, and the Sailor network. This role develops and maintains partnerships with constituents across the state for each of the department’s roles.

In concert with the Deputy Chief of CASD, this position negotiates contracts for the library’s databases and ebook vendors, as well as the statewide contract for all Sailor databases.

Participates in statewide groups related to the departments mission and serve as the Library’s representative to these organizations and consortia.

Creates and provides training programs for topics related to digital resources for the Enoch Pratt Free Library and across the state of Maryland.

Holds annual meetings, conferences and symposiums for various aspects of the department.

Stays current with trends in librarianship, especially those related to digital libraries, government documents and eresources.

Sets department goals and objectives in support of the Library’s Strategic Plan.

Prepares reports for Library administration and participates in the creation of reports for Statewide committees.

Minimum Qualifications:
MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited college or university. A minimum of two years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting required. Maryland Library Certification or eligibility within 90 days of hire is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and balance large projects.
  • Ability work in concert with Library administrative staff, and constituents across the state.
  • Will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures, especially experience with digital libraries, government document units, and/or eresources including ebooks and database selection and management.
  • Successful outreach experience across a diverse constituency. A high energy individual with the ability to connect with and promote departmental services across the state.
  • Experience with procedures and project management best practices in a digitization lab, including materials handling, scanning and metadata maintenance activities.
  • Experience with contract negotiations.
  • Excellent planning skills to ensure successful events, meetings, conferences and symposium.
  • Background in selection of library resources, preferably including ebooks and databases.
  • Thorough knowledge of managerial practices and trends. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the library community, with staff and with the public.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation ability.
  • Administrative insight and broad professional outlook; progressive development, knowledge and use of digital asset management systems, preferably ContentDM.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Ability to meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities. Flexible team player.
  • Knowledge and use of computer software in a Windows environment. Excellent organizational skills.

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Special Collections
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $68,562/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is looking for a dynamic Librarian Supervisor II to manage the Special Collections Department in our State Library Resource Center Division.

Summary of Duties:
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring division.

The Special Collections Manager will be experienced in:

Provides leadership and consultation services statewide. Sets best practices in the areas of the management of special collections, archives management and handling, and conservation/preservation techniques, often technology based to insure long term collection stability.

Develops long range plans to guide staff and the Library in order to create stable access and protection to rare and unique items and collections owned and housed at the Library.

Establishes best practices, manages staff, and manages the preservation, processing, and arrangement of the Library’s historical collections. Establishes goals and timelines for the processing and preservation of the historical records of the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center. Targets rare and fragile materials for preservation and stabilization.

Manages staff and volunteers in the processing of collections as they research the history of the collections, and write finding aids according to professional standards. Writes project descriptions for volunteers and interns. Develops procedures, trains and guides staff and volunteers in professional best practices.

Establishes standards of use and handling of Special Collections materials for staff and communicates those standards to customers. Providing access to Library materials to researchers, authors and Maryland libraries through email, chat, and the digitization of documents and photographs.

Delivers presentations and workshops for both the public programs and Maryland library staffs on the preservation of materials including, documents and photographs.

Manages the intellectual property requests and permissions in relation Library collections including the estate of H.L. Mencken and the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center including fees based upon current copyright law and current cost standards.

Coordinates with Digital Maryland unit of the Library to produce high resolution image files for customer use on request.

Oversees the creation of inventories and databases cataloging the rare and unique materials of the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center. Supervises the targeting and preservation of rare and/or fragile materials. Manages and curates the installation of exhibits promoting the Library’s unique and historical collections. Plans, implements and monitors long term projects to preserve and increase access to the collections of the Library.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited college or university. A minimum of two years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting required. Maryland Library Certification.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability work in concert with Library administrative staff, the Chief of SLRC, and Baltimore City Maryland State government customers.
  • Will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated systems and popular software is required.

Position: Director for the Library
Location: Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.

In 2018, HCC became an Achieving the Dream institution, joining a network of higher education institutions and partners to enhance community college student opportunity, access, and success. We’re continuously working to enhance our student experience using evidence-based improvement and building a strong data infrastructure.

Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 70 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.

The Director of the Library leads all aspects of the HCC Library. Duties include, but are not limited to, strategically overseeing the daily operations; administering policies and procedures; managing staff, budget, facilities, technology, and collections to meet the needs of the curriculum and the campus community; providing leadership in support of teaching and learning for student success through collaborating with other academic divisions to develop, maintain and assess a strong information literacy program; providing leadership to the Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative; assessing the effect of Library services on student success; and supporting the transition to an integrated Learning Commons model.

Other duties include overseeing programming and operations of the Hays-Heighe House historic home; providing general academic leadership and College service through participation in various College committees, groups, and task forces; participating in statewide affinity groups; collaborating with other libraries and cultural institutions; reaching out to the local community to encourage use of the Library as a resource for the community; and other duties as assigned.

This is an exempt, administrator position reporting to the Dean of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation.

Requirements
A master’s degree, preferably from an ALA-accredited institution, and five to seven of experience working in an academic library.

Applicants will be evaluated on criteria including, but not limited to:

  • Experience managing staff, including hiring, supervising, and evaluating performance
  • Experience in resource management, including budget, facilities, collection, and technology
  • Knowledge of contemporary practices in academic libraries, including learning commons
  • Strategic planning and innovation experience, including project management
  • Experience managing daily library operations, including setting policy and overseeing technical and access services
  • Experience evaluating and assessing library programs and resources
  • Demonstrated focus on student success, including information literacy and OER (open educational resources) program administration
  • Experience preparing reports and grants.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

For best consideration apply online by January 26, 2020.

Position: Information Manager
Location: American Library Association, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The American Library Association (ALA) seeks an Information Manager in its Public Policy and Advocacy (PPA) office. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

ALA is the foremost national association for libraries and information centers in the world, delivering pragmatic solutions to pressing issues such as expanding economic opportunity, advancing education and learning in the global economy, as well as strengthening the public interest in information policy issues such as telecommunications, copyright/licensing, access to government information, funding, privacy and free speech.

The Information Manager has two primary responsibilities. First, this position provides library services for the office, which includes managing online resources and subscriptions and providing direct reference services. Second, the Information Manager has operational responsibility for our Salesforce customer-relationship management (CRM) system, both to manage it on a day-to-day basis as well as to lead efforts to improve its effectiveness.

Responsibilities:

• CRM Coordination and Data Analysis: Use Salesforce to enter and manage data; design, develop, and deliver reports and dashboards that measure progress and impact of campaigns; ensure data integrity and internal workflow; and maintain documentation of system configuration and team processes.

• Research and Reference: Anticipate, locate, evaluate, and supply information needed by PPA staff through databases, research, internal information analysis, and news sources of interest to the association.

• Other Duties: Support and participate in special events and projects sponsored by, or of interest to, the staff and membership.

Salary: Negotiable from the low 50s, based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and a retirement annuity.

FOR CONSIDERATION

Apply online including cover letter and resume

(Additional documents are uploaded on the same screen as your resume)

OR

Please send cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association
Human Resources Department
Ref: infomgrPPAWOffice
Email: mpullen@ala.org
fax: 312-280-5270

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Disability/Veteran.

Requirements
Master’s degree in library science or a closely allied area; minimum three years of experience in researching and handling information requests; prefer experience with Salesforce and database management. This individual must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Position: Librarian, ZA-1410-3/4 (DE/CR)
Location: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring MD
Salary: $72,030 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), NOAA Central Library with one vacancy in Silver Spring, MD.

This position is also announced under vacancy number OAR-2020-0008, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian, you will perform the following duties:

  • Administer, evaluate, and maintain all modules of the library’s Integrated Library System (ILS). Troubleshoot system problems and develop processes and procedures for resolving substantive ILS issues. Serve as point of contact for the collection of all Central Library metrics. Perform procurement market research, testing and implementation of new systems and products, and enhancements to current library systems. Act as Contracting Officer’s Representative on all systems-related procurements.
  • Employ formal usability testing methods and data analysis to assess effectiveness of library services and technologies. Recommend improvements to operational processes to ensure that NOAA’s research publications are submitted to and discoverable from within the NOAA Institutional Repository.
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of emerging trends and issues in library discovery, metadata and electronic delivery technologies. Evaluate potential of new library technologies for adaptation, and recommend policy and procedural changes designed to improve library access and efficiency. Serve as the principle adviser on library systems and technologies. Represent Library Director at intra and interagency meetings on IT applications and serve as liaison to the NOAA Web Council.
  • Serve as the Central Library Web Master. Facilitate and coordinate communications concerning the development of Web-based content and services. Support projects related to library technology initiatives such as adoptions of open link resolver technology, web archiving, and improvement of the NOAA Photo Library and other web-based information services and digitization of library resources.

These duties are described at the full performance level of the ZA-4; the ZA-3 is developmental leading to such performance.

Position: Assistant Director and Senior Specialist (American Law Division)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $131,239 to $197,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a senior manager to lead its American Law Division (ALD), one of CRS’ five research divisions. CRS provides objective, nonpartisan, and authoritative legislative research, analysis, and consultative support exclusively to the U.S. Congress.

Responsibilities
This position serves as head of the American Law Division, a major CRS research division. In this capacity, and reporting directly to the Director of CRS, the Assistant Director leads, plans, directs, and evaluates the work of a team of attorneys in its production of written products and consulting services in support of the U.S. Congress. Working directly with congressional committees and Members of the House and Senate, ALD attorneys contribute to an informed national legislature as it considers legal and policy issues of importance to the American people. Areas of research, analysis, and consultative support include all facets of law in the United States, including administrative, business, civil rights, constitutional, energy, environmental, health, immigration, intellectual property, international, labor, military, national security, procurement, tax and trade law. The Assistant Director ensures that both written and consulting work is of the highest quality and consistently meets the Service’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility.

The Assistant Director leads implementation of the Service’s agenda for legal issues within the division’s areas of responsibility, including approaches, frameworks, and methodologies for addressing policy and legislative issues. This includes demonstrating personal intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional needs in the policy areas for which the Assistant Director has direct management responsibility and assuring access to the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing needs of the United States Congress at a sustained level of excellence. This also includes exercising overall responsibility and delegated authority for the oversight and management of the division’s human, financial, material, and information research assets, including a staff of approximately 70 employees. In performing these activities, the Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring that the research, analytical, and consulting activities of the division are fully aligned with the legislative needs of Congress and with the priorities, goals, and policies of CRS for meeting those needs.

The Assistant Director also serves as one of the chief advisors to the Director, counseling the Director on all aspects of the research management and operations of CRS and recommending specific policies and procedures for improving the Service’s overall quality, efficiency, and effectiveness. The Assistant Director serves as a member of the Director’s senior management team and serves as a principal CRS representative to Members, committees, and officers of the United States Congress.

Major duties of this position include:

  • In collaboration with other senior managers, leads, plans, directs, and evaluates the legal research, analyses, and consulting services of the Service in policy areas for which the incumbent has direct research management responsibility and ensures that such activities are fully aligned with the legislative needs of the United States Congress and with the priorities, goals, and policies of CRS for meeting those needs.
  • Demonstrates personal intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional needs in the policy areas for which the incumbent has direct research management responsibility, in formulating and maintaining an agenda to meet those needs, in guiding and directing relevant research of individuals and groups, and in reviewing and evaluating the work of researchers and their managers.
  • Ensures all research, analysis, and consulting services provided by the division are of the highest quality and meets CRS’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility.
    Counsels the Director and Deputy Director on all aspects of the management and operations of the Congressional Research Service and advises on matters relating to the research activities, operations, and mission of the Service.
  • Serves as a principal representative to committees and officers of the United States Congress, other legislative agencies and the Library of Congress, executive departments and agencies, professional organizations, universities, and other research organizations on the broadest matters related to CRS research, policy, and organization.
  • Oversees and ensures compliance with human resource management functions and requirements for division staff. Establishes and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff members.

The Assistant Director leads staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, fostering integrity and honesty, communicating effectively, and managing conflict and crisis. Exhibits commitment to the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies.

Qualifications
The competencies below are required for this position. Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.

A candidate’s resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

Expert knowledge of American law**: Applies expert, multidisciplinary knowledge of the theories, relevant laws and regulations, concepts, processes, techniques, principles, and/or practices of American law to address legal questions in a public policy setting and in the context of federal law and legislation. This includes knowledge of the history, trends, interrelationships, and current status of the fields of American law and interrelationships with other key fields and disciplines.

Ability to lead, develop and execute legal research and consulting support in a public policy setting**: Leads implementation of the Service’s legal research and consulting agenda with respect to the division. Develops innovative and creative ideas to advance the quality of the research and the success of the Service. Recommends specific policies and procedures for improving efficiency and effectiveness of research management and operations of the Service and assesses their implications. Oversees and manages legal and legislative research and consulting services across and within major research areas. Demonstrates intellectual leadership and understanding of the current national legal discourse by formulating and executing a research agenda to address those issues. Guides and directs research of individuals and groups, and critically reviews and evaluates the work of legislative attorneys and their managers. This includes managing, organizing, and evaluating the legal analysis of public policy issues at the federal level; ensuring that the legal components of public policy problems are appropriately conceptualized and defined; information and research are fully analyzed and synthesized; the implications of statutory and case law are identified and appropriate conclusions are drawn; alternatives are generated and assessed; the consequences of choosing each alternative are evaluated; and established requirements are applied (e.g., objectivity and authoritativeness) in the development, evaluation, and maintenance of products and services.

Ability to lead people and manage a workforce**: Oversees the overall performance of the division by assessing staffing requirements in relation to current and anticipated needs of the Congress, developing staffing plans, justifications, and requests, and making policy area assignments for and evaluating staff in order to assure the availability of the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing needs of Congress at a sustained level of excellence. Develops and oversees recruiting, hiring, mentoring, and training a diverse workforce as well as builds and maintains exceptional staff performance.

Ability to exercise judgment and discretion**: Demonstrates awareness of the likely consequences or implications of one’s own actions and work within the context of agency/ organizational/ departmental standards. Acts appropriately in a given situation (e.g., with colleagues, clients, media/press), using discretion, and being committed to confidentiality.

Ability to assess the quality of products and services**: Evaluates the content, organization, and relevance of a range of products and services to meet the quality standards of a public policy organization. Makes suggestions to improve these products and services.

Ability to think strategically and lead change: The ability to establish and implement a strategic vision and direction for an organization or group and to lead/effect change. This includes evaluating interdependencies and interrelationships among functions and resources and outcomes; developing performance targets; and identifying strategic opportunities. This also includes championing ideas that promote the mission with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness; gaining support and commitment from others; and motivating and inspiring others.

Ability to write and review the writing of others: The ability to write a variety of clear, cogent, accurate, and well-organized written products and to evaluate the written products of others to ensure they meet the quality standards of a public policy organization.

Ability to apply knowledge of congressional decision making: Applies knowledge of congressional decision making, including how legislation becomes law, the federal budget process, the appropriations process, and oversight, sufficient to ensure timely and legislatively relevant assistance to congressional committees, Members, and senior staff. Has knowledge of institutional and political environment, including the context in which congressional decision making occurs, the roles and relationships of the President and executive and independent agencies, the judiciary, state and local governments, and interest groups, and the ramifications of those decisions on existing policies and affected constituencies.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing: Ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.

Continue with the application process only if you are able to document on your resume that you meet all the critical competency requirements at the levels described below.

1. Expert knowledge of American law: I am recognized by decision makers as a professional resource in specific areas of American law at the federal level.

2. Ability to lead, develop and execute legal research and consulting support in a public policy setting: I have routinely developed and managed a work unit’s portfolio in specific areas of American law at the federal level. This included managing research and analysis for the production of written products and services to client(s).

3. Ability to lead people and manage a workforce: I have led and managed a professional research staff (e.g., responsible for developing staffing plans, recruiting and hiring, assigning work, evaluating performance).

4. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion: In execution of work duties, I was routinely relied upon to exercise judgment and discretion.

5. Ability to assess the quality of products and services: I evaluated and critically reviewed a range of products and services for compliance with established professional organizational standards and made independent judgments on acceptability of material.

 

 

Twelve Positions: Maryland, Washington, DC, & Virginia

Position: Branch Manager
Location: Howard County Library System, Ellicott City, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Are you the next dynamic leader for one of the largest branches of Howard County Library System (MD), a world-class system? Howard County Library System (HCLS) is an award-winning educational institution that ranks among the finest in the country. With six branches, a $22.9 million annual budget, and a 243 FTE stellar staff, HCLS consistently ranks as a Five Star Library by Library Journal and was named Library of the Year in 2013.

Designated as an “All-American County” by the National Civic League, Howard County, Maryland is one of the nation’s most outstanding places to live, work and play. Howard County residents (population: 300,000) enjoy a balanced blend of pastoral farms, historic towns, suburban communities, and urban lifestyle. Diversity surrounds you—from Columbia (one of the largest planned communities in the country) to Historic Ellicott City’s Main Street, filled with antiques, boutiques and cozy restaurants. Howard County has been recognized as “America’s Best Places to Live”, “Best Educated,” and “Seventh Best School System in the County.” For leisure activities, Howard County offers parks, golf courses, lakes, and more than 200 miles of walking, hiking and biking trails. Centrally located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, Howard County is the strategic location of choice for a diverse and thriving business base. Major employers include Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Verizon, and Northrop Grumman. Howard County’s population incudes the highest concentration of professional, scientific and technical workers in the state, contributing to its strong economy.

Located in Ellicott City, the HCLS Miller Branch + Historical Center is 63,000 square foot over two floors and LEED Gold certified. The branch includes a Howard County room in partnership with the Howard County Historical Society, and its Enchanted Garden features an outdoor classroom focusing on health, nutrition, and environmental education.

Requirements

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer of Public Services, the Miller Branch manager oversees a dynamic team of customer service specialists, and instructors and research specialists. The Branch Manager directs all aspects of the branch, with full responsibility for: personnel and fiscal management; setting the direction for branch curriculum; continuing the implementation our new strategic plan; and establishing partnerships and connections throughout the community .

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of management experience. Preferred qualifications include a commitment to the HCLS vision, extraordinary people skills, ability and desire to work in a culturally diverse community, team building talents, and superior communication skills. The ideal Branch Manager will be an outstanding leader, relationship builder, collaborator, communicator, and innovator.

Position: Librarian III
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Prince George’s County, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) has served this county for more than 75 years, beginning as a small one-room space and expanding into nineteen 19 modern, award-winning branches. Our mission continues to be customer-focused, committed to providing resources and services equitably across this continually growing county. We are located bordering the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and the County is home to many federal agencies, large rural areas with small farms, busy suburbs bustling with young families, historic small towns and urban centers. Library services are responsive to this diverse customer base with nearly 350 staff members welcoming more than 2.5 million visitors every year.

We are currently looking for qualified public services librarians to lead age-level information departments in large-size branches or information and circulation departments in small-medium size generalist branches. Locations will vary based on operational needs. Selected candidates must be demonstrated leaders, enthusiastic, and team-oriented with a strong commitment to customer service. If you are interested in making a real difference in the community, bring your professional skills to work with us!

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee and supervise staff in supervisory line to include managing staff weekly schedules, monitoring and evaluating job performance, and training and development.
  • Provide reference and readers’ advisory.
  • Oversee programming.
  • Promote library services and collections.
  • Participate in community outreach as needed.
  • Participate in the maintenance and development of the library collection by weeding and identifying library materials in need of replacement.
  • Maintain library collection and places orders for new books and materials.
  • Manage customer relations and resolve escalated customer issues and conflicts.
  • Performs circulation desk duties as needed.
  • Keep abreast of current library policies and procedures.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Three to five years of professional library experience, preferably in a public library.
  • Three years of experience supervising and motivating staff.
  • Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate upon hire or within six-months of hire.
  • Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals required.
  • Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills.

BENEFITS
We offer a casual but professional work environment, exceptional training opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Credit for time spent at other public libraries when calculating annual leave accrual and sick leave transfer, under certain circumstances.
  • Up to 14.5 days of annual leave in the first year; 22.75 days after three years; and 26 days after 15 years of service.
  • Up to 15.8 days of sick leave in the first year. Unused sick leave may count towards creditable service when you retire.
  • Up to 4 days of personal leave per year.
  • 11 holidays (12 during a Presidential Inauguration year).
  • A choice of 3 medical plans (subsidized at 70 – 75%), a prescription and vision plan (subsidized at 85%), and the choice of 2 dental plans.
  • Life insurance at 2x annual salary, up to a maximum of $150,000.
  • Long-term disability coverage with a benefit of 50% to 60% of income replacement – 180-day elimination period.
  • A defined benefit plan provided by the Maryland State Retirement Agency (SRA) at 7% per pay and tax deferred annuity plans through payroll deductions.

TO APPLY
Please submit your employment application, cover letter and resume by applying directly to the job posting link below or on our website, http://www.pgcmls.info. This is an open until filled recruitment and may close at any time without prior notice.

Position: Library Manager (Youth Services)
Location: D.C. Public Library System, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Job Summary

The DC Public Library system comprises 26 locations, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, also known as the downtown Central Library. The Youth Services department, a public service unit in the Central Library, provides services to youth, from birth to age 21, and their families.

DC Public Library’s Central Library is undergoing a significant renovation, and the Youth Services Department Manager is charged with developing and implementing a new vision for provision of services for young District residents and their families within this dynamic new space. The Youth Services Department will lead the charge in developing innovative programming and services that help young people embrace a joy of reading, explore their identity and negotiate the diverse world that surrounds us. In addition, the Youth Services Department will maintain a strong presence in the educational landscape of D.C. and provide support to other agencies that help young people and their families live inspired, connected and enriching lives. Particular attention will be focused on supporting DC Public Library’s reimagining of teen services.

The Youth Services Manager is part of the leadership team for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The manager works collaboratively with the system wide Youth and Family Services Team and other key staff to ensure smooth operations and high-quality customer experiences. The Youth Services Manager will also focus on how the entirety of the building can welcome and embrace young people and their families.

Join the DC Public Library team to help build a dynamic, inclusive experience throughout the library system. Our participants reflect a wide range of socioeconomic, cultural and religious affiliations within their countries, including people with disabilities, and we encourage people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply.

Qualifications

The incumbent must possess a Masters-Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution in addition to a minimum of three (3) years of experience:

  • providing direct public service to youth in a library or educational setting.
  • Supervising, training, developing and evaluating staff of diverse abilities.
  • Designing and implementing improvements to processes, services, programs and initiatives.
  • Facilitating and leading trainings on programs and services for children and teens.
  • Advising on principles of programming and services for youth, teen and families, including implementation of best practices.

Experience serving diverse populations in a large urban environment preferred.

To apply, or for additional details, please our website at http://dclibrary.org/about/careers

Position: Section Research Manager (Foreign Policy Management)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Manager, Foreign Policy in the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division. CRS provides confidential, nonpartisan, and authoritative legislative research, policy analysis, and information service to the U.S. Congress. Working directly with Members of Congress and congressional committees on public policy issues, CRS staff contribute to an informed national legislature as it considers policy issues of importance to the American people.

Responsibilities
The Research Manager leads the Foreign Policy Management Section in the development of research and policy analysis relevant to congressional needs. Issues covered by the section include the Department of State, USAID, U.S. embassies, and related agencies; the foreign affairs budget; U.S. foreign assistance; diplomacy and the foreign service; foreign policy legislation; and instruments of foreign policy, such as sanctions and treaties.

Duties include:

• Ensuring that the work results in objective, authoritative analysis with which the Congress can assess the consequences of legislative/policy options;
• Proactively establishing relationships with committees of jurisdiction, building long-term relationships with clients, and taking initiative to seek out new congressional contacts for CRS;
• Managing congressional requests, concerns, and needs in policy areas within the research management responsibility of the section;
• Collaborating with other managers to ensure an integrative approach to the work by fully identifying significant policy problems facing the Congress, developing analytical approaches to address these problems, and applying appropriate resources;
• Managing and supervising policy analysts, including communicating performance standards and expectations to staff, observing staff performance, giving feedback, and assessing performance; and
• Performing special assignments as directed by the Assistant/Deputy Assistant Director.

Other Research Manager duties include:

Manages research, leads staff, and advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director. Ensures that research and analysis is conducted in a fully collaborative manner both within and outside the section, reflects the congressional agenda, and is relevant to congressional policy making.

Leads, plans, organizes and coordinates research, including major research projects related to sensitive or complex public policies of national or international significance, which are often multidisciplinary in nature, and may include research performed by outside consultants.

Ensures that research and analysis undertaken is of the highest quality and meets CRS’ standards of objectivity, responsiveness, non-partisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility.

Reviews research to ensure that it complements other Service research and analyses; is accurate, well-organized, and cogent; meets professional and service standards; adheres to CRS policy guidelines; and is responsive to the legislative needs of Members and committees of Congress.

Establishes and maintains relationships with Members and committees of Congress.

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

Candidates with research and research management experience in issues covered by the Foreign Policy Management Section, who have strong interpersonal skills, and are capable of leading a highly motivated and talented research staff committed to providing Congress the highest level of nonpartisan, authoritative, objective policy analysis are encouraged to apply.

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

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

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

While it is the Library’s policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

The position description number for this position is 085357.

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

Appointee must meet eligibility requirements for a Top Secret clearance.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

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

Conditions of Employment
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.

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 U.S. foreign policy management, institutions, and operations.**
  • Ability to manage research.**
  • Ability to review the analysis of others.**
  • Ability to lead and manage staff.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to convey information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations.
  • Knowledge of congressional decision making.
  • Ability to collaborate.
  • Ability to build relationships.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Supervisory Technical Information Specialist (Human Nutrition and Food Safety)
Location: Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Beltsville, MD
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) National Agricultural Library (NAL), in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent serves as the Program Leader for the Nutrition and Food Safety Program, and in that role is responsible for planning, directing and evaluating program requirements, activities, and functions of NAL’s specialized information centers in nutrition and food safety.

Responsibilities

  • Interact effectively with a wide range of individuals representing widely divergent and sometimes conflicting point of views.
  • Negotiate, collaborate, and form partnerships and customer relations with federal, non-federal, national and international partners in order to further the aims of the program and attract external resources.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with management to establish and implement recommendations.
  • Knowledge of data collection, evaluation, and analysis methods to synthesize user input and apply it to the conceptualization, planning and evaluation of information programs, products, and services.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct staff work.
  • Skill in interpreting broad general legislative and regulatory policy guidance to determine their effects on FNIC, Nutrition.gov and FSRIO budgets and activities.

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Nutrition)
Location: Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Beltsville, MD
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Agricultural Library for the Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will serve as a nutrition specialist in the Nutrition and Food Safety Program, supporting the Nutrition.gov website and Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC).

This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years

Responsibilities

  • As a specialist in the area of nutrition, participates in the formulation and development of the NFSP policies, programs and operations.
  • Participate in the development and management of the library collection in the specialized fields relating to food and human nutrition.
  • Ensure all information shared with the public over the internet is appropriate, timely and accurate.
  • Manage reference services for the food and nutrition program, including the use of online reference systems such as Ref Tracker or other systems

Position: Librarian (Database Integrity and Bibliographic Control)
Location: Government Publishing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The Selectee will work Shift-1 Monday- Friday and a tour of duty from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian (Database Integrity and Bibliographic Control), your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Performs a variety of professional level duties related to database maintenance, quality assurance and bibliographic control in support of LSCM’s efforts to create, improve, and maintain quality products, services, and systems for all users of Federal government information.
  • Applies expert knowledge of cataloging and bibliographic control (continuing resources and monographs) in conducting database maintenance activities in the ILS.
  • Uses extensive knowledge of both current and historic GPO practice and standards.
  • Works independently to identify errors that range from simple typographical to departures from local and national cataloging practice and standards.
  • Serves as an expert adviser to other subject matter experts on bibliographic control processes and application of relevant standards and procedures.
  • Leads as well as performs quality control efforts on current processes across work units that enter, edit, enhance and import data into the catalog that includes the work of technical staff and professional-level staff through grade twelve.
  • Identifies with own cognizance potential improvements in workflows.
  • Serves as key member of working groups to amend or re-tool operational workflows, standard operating procedures, and desk guides and instructions.
  • Uses expert knowledge of Superintendent of Documents classification, the item number system and related reference tools to conduct extensive reviews of the catalog to identify discrepancies, duplicates and/or errors.
  • Maintains fluency in cataloging complex bibliographic and authority formats, and thus create original cataloging records for U.S. government documents across a wide range of formats, that may support cataloging projects and/or serve as exemplars for staff reference.
  • Identifies training needs for cataloging librarians, technical services librarians and other LTS staff.
  • Provides leadership and guidance on developing training materials, curriculum and training tools for use by all levels.
  • Suggests and facilitates implementation of emerging metadata practices for use in GPO cataloging.
  • Works closely with Projects and Systems Unit to ensure that the information posted on these sites is organized, updated and maintained.
  • Provides technical input to the administration of library technical services contracts.
  • Serves as Contracting Officers Representative (COR) as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Archivist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Preparation Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 368552.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule. Occasional Saturday service in the Manuscript Reading Room is required.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several record groups to locate the information. Assists scholars and researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the division and Library. Substitutes on a temporary basis as necessary assisting readers in the division’s public Reading Room.

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 digital curation and descriptive tools, information technologies and integrated library systems to support archival functions.**

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of archival work, including analysis, organization, and description of archival material.**

Knowledge of American history and research sources used for processing and describing archival materials.**

Ability to build and maintain professional relationships and provide liaison services.

Ability to perform preservation duties.

Knowledge of reference and research services.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian 
Location: Office of the Inspector General, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The incumbent of this position will work within the Office of Mission Support Team (MST), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Information Governance Division (IGD).

As an Librarian, GS-1410-09/11 target 13, your typical work assignments may include the following:

Responsibilities

  • Develops or applies techniques for automating information description, classification, and extraction (e.g. auto-classification and auto-categorization).
  • Builds, revises and enforces auto-classification policies and taxonomies.
  • Searches, collects, and preserves information using automated record keeping tools, systems, and technologies in response to complex requests that include sensitive information and classified materials.
  • Evaluates the design and usability of information to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the OIG information life cycle and organization, navigation and find-ability of information.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes information to provide insights and advice to leaders to support business decisions.
  • Identifies sources and strategy for content capture, identifies issues associated with sharing content across and outside the agency.

Position: Research Assistant, Europe and the Americas
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division (FDT) is seeking a Research Assistant to support a broad range of research tasks in its Europe and the Americas (EA) section. The selectee will support research analysts and managers in addressing congressional requests and in preparing CRS informational and analytical products by performing research, writing, data analysis, and other research support duties.

Responsibilities
Ideal applicants will have experience conducting research in regional foreign policy issues pertaining to Europe, including Russia, and/or the Americas as well as some knowledge of related legislative and policy contexts, institutional dimensions, and policy tools.

Successful candidates must be able to work as part of a collaborative team and must exhibit the intellectual flexibility and broad research skill set that facilitate effective work across a wide issue spectrum beyond the applicant’s research focus or concentration.

Strong research, writing, and presentation skills are essential; candidates with both qualitative and quantitative research skills, and experience using data visualization to inform research products and processes are especially urged to apply.

Prepares contributions to comprehensive or complex analytical and descriptive products that inform congressional understanding of public policy issues and consideration of policy proposals. May author or co-author analytical or descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and other types of written responses for congressional committees, Members, and staff.

Participates in group efforts on research projects as a member of a collaborative team and undertakes research and data analytical tasks in support of the development of an array of analytical and descriptive products or components.

Performs literature searches and reviews, and evaluates publications and analyses for authoritativeness, relevance, and currency. Recommends documents for use by research staff and prepares abstracts for descriptive and analytical underlying materials.

Locates, extracts, collects, and/or compiles quantitative data and other information; interprets and evaluates data for accuracy, relevance, authoritativeness, and usefulness; works with division staff to identify and resolve problems with data; and formats data to meet targeted, well-defined research needs.

Creates and populates databases and spreadsheets, reformatting and standardizing data from different sources, and performing data input, calculations, and analysis. Trains colleagues and/or instructs staff on the content, nature, and use of division data resources.

Formats a range of tables, graphs, images, and other insertions to CRS products, reviewing and verifying this content for accuracy and completeness. Recommends quality control procedures and makes suggestions to improve and enhance these insertions to CRS products.

Prepares materials for use at consultations, briefings, and seminars for congressional clients. Attends consultations, briefings, seminars, and outreach activities to gain familiarity with CRS’s information and analytic capabilities, record questions, gauge audience engagement, and capture audience suggestions for future sessions; may present analytical information, factual information, or research findings to congressional clients.

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

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

Qualifications
You must meet the BASIC REQUIREMENT listed under EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.

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 the geographic regions of Europe and/or the Americas and U.S. policy. **

Ability to apply knowledge of the analytic research process in foreign affairs to issues related to Europe and the Americas. **

Ability to identify, exploit, and manipulate research resources and tools to perform research tasks pertinent to Europe and the Americas. **

Ability to collaborate. **

Ability to prepare written research materials on issues related to Europe and the Americas.

Ability to exercise objectivity in all phases of research, including written and oral presentations.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Public Records Technician
Location: Federal Election Commission, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Public Disclosure and Media Relations Division provides and ensures timely public access to federal campaign finance reports and data and educates and informs the public about all of the data available from the agency. The Public Records Branch maintains a library-like facility to help researchers locate reports, indexes, closed enforcement cases, FEC documents, and campaign finance data.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
As the Public Records Technician in this position, you will:

  • Provide navigation assistance on the FEC Website including advanced technical help on downloadable files.
  • Prepare research tools for staff and public use.
  • Provide information about the FEC public records function to visitors and callers.
  • Prepare closed enforcement case files for publication and collaborate on the public dissemination of FEC documents and data.
  • Work with the Branch Chief on the State Relations Program, including contacting state officials and state political parties to obtain official information about elections and candidates and preparing the annual Combined Federal/State Disclosure and Election Directory and other publications.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Section Head)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the China Section, Asian & Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services. The incumbent of this position serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work, overseeing the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians, and performing administrative and human resource management functions.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Determines the human resources needed to accomplish the work of the unit, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out the unit’s activities.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations, including quality assurance, for staff member which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and annual formal evaluations to employees. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary. measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Utilizes critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library function. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying improvements in methods and procedures. May serve as COTR or administer service contracts.

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the library acquisitions program. Assists in preparing and overseeing the acquisitions budget.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including section, division, and/or directorate members. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations. Solves problems in particularly difficult circumstances. Plans new or significantly updated methods of training, incorporating the latest in information technology. Prepares/edits instructor manuals, technical manuals, training manuals, or user manuals. Analyzes training needs at the section and division levels in order to identify or develop appropriate training. May also conduct formal classroom training as necessary.

Conditions of Employment
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.

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 integrated library systems, library applications, websites, and databases for Latin and non-Latin script materials, and other information technologies. **

Ability to supervise, motivate and lead a diverse workforce. **

Knowledge and application of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science to manage acquisitions and cataloging programs for Latin and non-Latin script materials. **

Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.

Ability to lead, plan, coordinate and manage programs and projects.

Ability to provide training.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Eleven Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Librarian 
Location: Biodiversity Heritage Library, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), Smithsonian Libraries (SIL), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The BHL is an international consortium of 23 natural history and botanical libraries organized to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity and is a component of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) program.

Responsibilities
The incumbent coordinates the activities of the BHL program across the participating BHL libraries. The incumbent is responsible for working with the staff at the 23 BHL libraries, taxonomists, and EOL staff to develop strategies for managing the ongoing work of the BHL. Will also serves on BHL Communications and Outreach Manager, the Field Books Project Manager, and COTR for ongoing technical and design projects.

Incumbent will also preform the following duties:

  • Manages and coordinates social media and outreach for the BHL.
  • Manages BHL program brand identity in the form of logos, brochures, business cards and other visual identity materials.
    BHL program brand identity in the form of logos, brochures, business cards and other visual identity materials
  • Coordinate all BHL and Smithsonian Libraries activities around archival Field Books.
  • Create and administer mechanisms for coordinating digitization efforts and funding across the BHL and with other large scanning programs and projects that BHL may partner with.
  • Works with BHL Technical Development Team to inform the improvement of BHL user and administrative tools, data architecture, etc.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collection Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 385309.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
This position serves as a Digital Collection Specialist and is located within the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services within the Library Collection and Services Group at the Library of Congress. The position reports to the Head, Digital Content Management Section and is responsible for acquisitions, management of digital collections, project development, management, consultation, and liaison work.

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

Serves as a digital collections specialist for assigned tasks and workflows within the Digital Content Management Section. Applies knowledge of library policies and procedures related to the assigned tasks and workflows in order to acquire digital collection materials. Implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for the assigned tasks and workflows. Consults with senior members of the unit to resolve problems or issues. Ensures that content for the assigned workflows meets the Library’s format and metadata technical standards for acceptance.

According to the practices of the unit, acquires, creates or oversees creation of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata as needed for collection materials received. Manages automated workflows for ingesting, reviewing, describing, inventorying, and storing digital content. Performs or coordinates quality review of metadata elements for the assigned tasks and workflows. Processes files after ingest as necessary prior to storage. Implements corrective actions, including solutions to preempt problems, as appropriate. Conducts or initiates and coordinates re-work for files not meeting project requirements. Uses software and hardware tools to transfer digital collections received from various sources into LC systems, including both physical and virtual locations. Deletes or replaces digital objects; makes corrections. Utilizes software and hardware tools to assure proper storage locations and identifications. Creates and manages predominantly automated streams from acquisitions sources to storage on appropriate LC systems. Produces or coordinates production of derivative files as appropriate.

Applies approved digital content management technologies to digital content as assigned. Monitors indicators of preservation status of custodial materials as assigned. Takes appropriate corrective action as needed.

Assists in planning and implementing assigned portions of digital acquisitions projects. Suggests improvements to workflows for assigned content. Adheres to priorities and time-frames established by management.

Assists in implementing approved plans for assigned portions of projects, including recommendations on division of work between specialists and technicians assigned to a project. Tracks assigned portions of project workflow using software tools and schedules activities to move projects to completion, as assigned. Assists higher level staff of the unit to document and execute workflows. Makes recommendations for future improvements.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to the assigned tasks or workflows.

Consults with supervisors and team leads to resolve problems or issues. Contributes to the planning and implementation of workflow procedures and provides input for setting production goals for assigned tasks or workflows. In support of digital content management, assists in the training of staff within the section and service unit. Assists others inside and outside the section with resolving digital collections management questions related to the assigned tasks or workflows. Creates and makes presentations to internal stakeholders as needed.

Consults with stakeholders to assist in implementing digital collections projects. Offers suggestions and advice on operational and technical problems. Serves as point of contact and provides technical advice related to assigned digital content tasks or workflows.

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

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 library best practices and procedures for the lifecycle management of digital collection materials.**

Knowledge of metadata and metadata best practices for managing digital collections.**

Ability to plan and carry out digital content management projects.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison duties.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Administrative Librarian (Assistant Chief, Researcher and Reference Services Division)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 005705.

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 with occasional evenings and Saturdays.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Performs the administrative and human resource management functions related to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and completes work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Prepares work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as needed. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.

As Assistant Chief in the Researcher and Reference Services Division, the incumbent is responsible for those functions that include providing direct reference services to researchers in the Library’s reading rooms, and responding to inquiries through inter-library loan, correspondence, electronic communication, and telephone inquiries. The assistant chief also supports the divisions’ work preparing research guides and major bibliographic support to the Library. Researchers include the general public, Members of Congress and their staffs, scholars, representatives of other Governments, Government agencies and academic institutions, and others in the country and abroad. Services are provided in the Research Assistance Room for the Main Reading Room and Local History and Genealogy, and include the Micro form and Electronic Resources Center. Electronic reference support is provided from staff in the Researcher and Reference Services Division. Services range from providing simple, routine information to providing highly complex, diverse, in-depth specialized reference service.

Assists the chief in making long-range and short-range plans taking into account the overall goals and objectives of the division, budgetary limitations, resources available and other related matters. Assists in the preparation of budget requests, program statements, management plans, and other administrative documents. Assists in the annual budget process and budget executions for appropriated funding, and gift and trust funds.

Works with other units of the Library to coordinate programs with those units that impact on or may be impacted by division policies. Works closely with other reference and bibliographic areas to coordinate efforts in the management of reference and information provision.

Conditions of Employment
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.

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 supervise and lead a diverse workforce.**

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.

Ability to analyze organizational and operational issues and develop solutions to plan and carry out public reference services.**

Ability to provide program management and reference services oversight.**

Ability to interact collaboratively with others.

Ability to communicate in writing.**

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Taylor Street, Reference Section, National Library Service Blind/Physically Handicap, Library Collections and Services Group, Office of The Librarian.

Responsibilities
The position serves as a Reference Librarian at the National Library Service (NLS) division within the Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (LC). The position reports directly to the Head, Reference Section.

The Reference Librarian provides customer service directly to NLS constituents and serves in the specialized areas of blindness, physical disabilities, and library services to and for individuals who are blind or print disabled.

The Reference Librarian responds to English- and Spanish-speaking callers and email inquiries. Services are primarily rendered by electronic correspondence and via telephone.

Performs customer service functions in the Braille Reading Download (BARD) service for Spanish-speaking patrons and WebREADS systems. Requests originate from the blind and print disabled patrons and NLS network libraries serving them; national and international academic, research, and scientific institutions; the professional and business communities; veterans; and from the general public.

Effectiveness in personal contacts and clarity and conciseness in oral and written communication are requirements for this position.

Serving as a reference librarian, responds to English- and Spanish-speaking callers and email inquiries. Performs customer service functions in the Braille Reading Download (BARD) service for Spanish-speaking patrons and WebREADS systems for these patrons. Shares a phone schedule with other reference librarians within the Section.

Responds to reference inquiries assigned by the head of the section. Applies knowledge of standard methods and techniques, concepts and principles of bibliographic resources, including automated databases and other digital resources, and principles of librarianship in rendering reference, referral and literature searching service to NLS consumers, NLS staff, Members of Congress, government agencies, regional and sub-regional libraries, researchers, veterans, and the public. Prepares correspondence in reply to reference inquires, conducts reference interviews, and communicates with patrons via email and telephone.

Provides current awareness to designated NLS staff to keep them informed of new publications and developments in their specific areas of interest. Provides a similar service, on a wide range of subjects of concern to blind and print disabled individuals, for libraries that serve them and interested professionals.

May be asked to participate in workshops, conferences, and in the NLS exhibit program to explain NLS services to professional organizations serving, and consumer groups of, blind and print disabled persons. Conduct tours of the NLS headquarters and to provide other oral presentations to staff and visitors about current program activities. Participates in assignments to support internal Library or NLS activities.

Exercises initiative, tact, and flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of constituents ranging from students to experts in their fields. The incumbent’s in-depth knowledge of the NLS program and its automated systems and services will be used to assist English- and Spanish-speaking inquiries. The Reference Librarian plans and carries out successive steps, and resolves problems that arise in accordance with instructions, policies previous training and accepted library practices. Completed work is usually reviewed by the section head for technical soundness, appropriateness to the needs of the library and its clientele and conformity to policy and requirements.

Compiles current information on services, legislation, resources, etc. pertaining to blind and print disabled individuals. Prepares (English) compilations of materials in established and digital formats for reference guides for individuals, libraries and organizations. Prepares indexes and similar tools to aid in the use of the reference collection. Participates in the production of informational materials such as brochures, flyers, fact sheets and directories. Translates select English NLS reference guides into “Universal Spanish”.

Spanish scripts for two NLS voicemail and phone services. Retrieves Spanish voicemail messages from callers and replies to those calls.

The position description number for this position is 390284.

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.

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 provide reference and research services.**

Knowledge of library resources for the blind, visually impaired, and disabled community.

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.

Ability to plan and carry out reference service.**

Ability to communicate in English and Spanish to perform customer service.**

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Reference & Instruction Librarian
Location: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Description Summary:
The Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library is an important member of the Information, Instruction, and Reference team. This position assists in the provision of information and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing. Other duties include reference and systematic review consultations, distance education student support, and membership on various library committees. This position reports to the Head of Reference and Instruction.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
1. Provides reference and information services to patrons at the reference desk in the library, and remote reference service points.
2. Performs online database search services and research consultations as requested, including support for systematic and scoping reviews.
3. Participates in and designs formal and informal instruction and orientation programs for students, staff, and faculty, as well as community health patrons.
4. Participates in curricular activities for the three schools served.
5. Serves as an embedded librarian in nursing and public health courses. Acts as a librarian facilitator for the Practice of Medicine course, Clinical Integration Sessions, in the medical curriculum.
6. Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and informational services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
7. Participates in the provision of educational courses, workshops and seminars for various patron groups within the library throughout the academic year.
8. Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
9. Provides support to faculty in creating and maintaining courses in Blackboard, as well as other educational technologies that facilitate online and distance education.
10. Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
11. Investigates new technologies and software to support faculty education and research.
12. Contributes to library marketing and communication activities.
13. Participates in orientation and training activities for new reference librarians.
14. Participates in collection development activities for the reference collection and liaison departments.
15. Assists in management of student listservs and library e-mail accounts.
16. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
– MLS from an ALA-accredited school.
– Experience searching biomedical literature and full-text databases including PubMed.
– Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Camtasia or equivalent programs.
– Experience with course management software, and development of online instructional modules or tutorials.
– Experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services OR experience providing educational technology support.
– Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
– Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons.

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Desired qualifications:
Minimum of 2-3 years experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference service or 2-3 years providing educational technology support in a library environment.

Knowledge of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), EBM resources, and the research life cycle.

Position: Open Source Collection Officer
Location: Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

As an Open Source Collection Officer (OSCO) for the CIA, you will manage the systematic collection of publicly available information in a given region or a subject area to meet customer needs. The information is known as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and includes traditional mass media, the internet, specialized journals, studies, conference proceedings, geospatial information, and more. In some cases, OSCOs act as collectors themselves. Some OSCOs work in traditional library environments, while others work in geographic- or subject area-based components.

Open Source Collection Officers develop strategies and plans for the collection of OSINT, including the tools and methodologies needed to accomplish the task. You will:

  • Drive integrated information gathering on a strategic topic, regional, or cross-regional need
  • Research and acquire publicly available information in response to intelligence gaps
  • Identify relevant sources for data collection
  • Manage financial or personnel resources associated with collection, including contracts
  • Help develop, acquire, evaluate and/or implement collection tools and methodologies
  • Help develop metadata schema or other information discoverability processes

Domestic and/or foreign travel may be required.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in one of the following fields or areas of study:
    • Area Studies
    • International Studies
    • Media Studies
    • Political Studies
    • Geography / GIS
    • Library / Information Science
    • Data Management (or a related field)
    • Foreign language / Linguistics (or a related field)
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Critical thinking and research skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within an ambiguous, evolving digital environment as a member of a collaborative team
  • At least 2 years’ experience (including academic studies) in at least one of the following:
    • Information management/information science/librarianship
    • Data management
    • Management of language program
    • Participation in the development and/or implementation of Human Language Technologies or other collection technologies
    • Management of financial or personnel resources

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Moderate proficiency in foreign languages
  • Experience managing complex projects
  • Experience designing or managing contracts

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: Technical Information Specialist
Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Description

Information about the organization

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for an innovative and passionate individual to join our team and inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.

Information about the role

The position is located in the Division of the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center (HSVRC), National Institute of Holocaust Documentation at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The mission of the HSVRC is to ensure that the individual experiences of survivors and victims of the Holocaust and Nazi-era persecution are recorded, preserved, and disseminated for future generations. The Resource Center aims to accomplish this mission by collecting information about Jewish and non-Jewish survivors and victims of the Holocaust and creating research tools and resources that provide access to this information.

The HSVRC serves and the main access point to the Museum’s extensive holdings of name-related data and databases that can help trace the fates of millions of people persecuted by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. The work of the HSVRC allows the Museum to keep its pledge to make this information available to Holocaust survivors and others in a timely fashion. Staff works directly with the public in the Resource Center’s space on the second floor of the Museum and also responds to requests submitted by phone, fax, email, and online. Detailed reference services and basic research are provided to scholars and the general public. Extensive research is provided free of charge to survivors, their families, and the families of victims. In addition, staff conducts research to support a broad range of Museum programming and to assist Development with engaging and re-engaging potential and past donors.

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

Duties, and Responsibilities for the role

  • Conducts advanced research, including extensive research requests, in the Museum’s archival holdings and library holdings for survivors, their families, and the families of victims.
  • Provides reference and research services to Museum patrons and staff who contact the HSVRC by email, telephone, mail, online form, or in person in the HSVRC public space.
  • Analyzes documentation found and presents findings in oral or written form; includes copies and explanations of relevant documentation as well as necessary secondary source materials that pertain to the request.
  • Ensures findings, supporting documentation, explanations, and all correspondence for extensive research cases are included and updated in the reference and request informational system or other reference tracking systems so that findings can be easily searched and referenced.
  • Demonstrates how to search the Holocaust Survivors and Victims (HSV) Database, OuSArchiv database, Collections Search, and other online databases as well as reference materials located in the public reference space and answers operational and functionality questions concerning aspects of HSV Database and other electronic or online resources.
  • Makes recommendations to improve functionality of the HSV Database and other electronic resources based on end-user experience.
  • Reports technical problems and functionality issues with the HSV Database and other electronic resources to the Chief, Data Management Branch, Division of Digital Assets Management and Preservation so that they can be resolved in a timely manner.
  • Creates descriptive information about the contents of the Arolsen Archives Collection and other archival sources that include finding aids, catalog entries, thesauri, and other materials.
  • Distributes Meed Registry forms to survivors or family members or friends on behalf of survivors who are not registered and provides information about the registration process. Works with Museum volunteers and interns to support the work of the HSVRC.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Knowledge of established methods and techniques in the retrieval, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, and presentation of a broad range of name-related documentation from the Museum’s archival and other holdings.
  • Knowledge of personal computers, databases, and software sufficient to establish and access files, maintain project schedules, prepare reports and texts, and work with the various technical systems of the National Institute of Holocaust Documentation, e.g. HSV Database, OuSArchiv, Illumin reference and research request management system, and Collections Search.
  • Knowledge of the Museum’s archival collections, their content, and organization as well as related source materials in the holdings of other organizations.
  • Knowledge of archival, published, and electronic resources in historical name-related research
  • Knowledge of standard practices in citing sources used in research.
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written – to prepare answers understandable to a layperson in response to complex research requests.
  • Historical knowledge of the Holocaust, World War II, and the 1933-45 period of Nazi domination, in particular knowledge of the camp system and of Holocaust-related documents and records.
  • Basic knowledge of German in order to understand and interpret documents.

Position: Research Librarian
Location: CNA Corporation, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Description

Support CNA’s research efforts by providing reference services and instruction, providing interlibrary loan services, and maintaining collections.  To support the technological advancement of existing library services and the implementation of new library services.

1 Reference: Provide ready and in-depth reference services to support CNA research efforts and business operations using a variety of public and special access resources. Acquire requested materials to support analysts’ research efforts. Provide direct research support by accessing specialized information portals, answering complex questions, compiling bibliographies, locating difficult-to-find documents, attending project meetings, and being informed about CNA’s research directions.

2 Interlibrary loan: Search the OCLC WorldCat database and other resources to borrow and lend materials in support of research. Ensure that the Library conforms to industry standards for copyright borrowing issues and interlibrary loan record retention.

3 Content/knowledge management and information systems support: Update and maintain the Library’s information systems and dissemination portals, such as Sharepoint and LibGuides. Contribute to the implementation and support of library related applications.

4 Instruction and outreach: Provide instruction on library resources to Library users through a variety of training activities such as one-on-one tutorials, Brown Bags, and web-delivered instruction. Participate in Library and Knowledge Center outreach activities.

5 Collection maintenance: Contribute to developing and maintaining special print and electronic collections. Catalog and process new titles into the Library’s automated system. Check in new journal issues and collect journal usage data. Make collection recommendations based on patron trends gathered from reference and ILL interactions. Maintain the organization of Library materials in the Library.

6 Proactively expand professional knowledge of information resources, trends, and electronic information resources. Develop and maintain expertise in resources relevant to CNA’s core research areas.

7 Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

1 Education: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

2 Experience: Must have a minimum of five years of experience in professional information services. Experience with the Department of Defense (DOD), with other government agencies, or in a university setting preferred.

3 Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers and research colleagues; ability to develop relationships with libraries throughout the FFRDC and DoD community. Excellent customer service and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to employ good judgment and operate independently in routine tasks. Must have strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office software; skill in searching both commercial and DoD databases; ability to design web content; familiarity with library OPACs, OCLC, and how the products interact.

4 Other: Must be able to obtain and maintain an Active Secret Security Clearance. Must support CNA’s Respectful Workplace efforts.

Position: Knowledge Management Analyst

Location: Insight Policy Research, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Insight Policy Research, a dynamic, small research and evaluation organization, is seeking applicants for the position of a knowledge management analyst who have expertise in developing effective content management processes that enhance information sharing across platforms. We are a well-established firm, having provided nationally recognized research and evaluation services to federal, state, and private sector clients for more than 18 years. Our focus is on issues affecting at-risk and vulnerable populations.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we conduct research in the areas of health, education, nutrition, technical assistance, and family support services. We offer outstanding potential for growth as well as competitive salaries and benefits, including telecommuting, in a collegial, family-friendly environment. For more information on the type of work we conduct and our corporate culture, please visit our website: www.insightpolicyresearch.com.

Position Summary 

The essential functions of this position include working onsite with other team members in educational program support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Extramural Research (OER) in Bethesda, MD. You will support the Division of Communications & Outreach (DCO) by accomplishing the following tasks to include but not limited to (as needed):

► Recommend technology solutions and coordinate activities to implement a Chatbot.

► Work with a team to design, construct, and populate a repository of content to leverage new chatbot functionality.

► Support DCO in developing effective content management processes that enhance information sharing across platforms.

► Advise on the development and use of taxonomies as key metadata elements.

► Establish and implement a strategy for cataloging and tagging existing content.

► Create SOPs and maintenance strategies for upkeep of content management system.

► Advise how best to leverage content re-use across existing sites.

Education 

► Bachelor’s Degree in knowledge management, communications, library sciences, organizational development, or a related field.

Qualifications 

► Ability to obtain a Public Trust.

► Three (3) years of demonstrated experience developing knowledge management and communications portals.

► Familiarity with developing an information architecture.

► Familiarity with natural language processing, elastic search, and machine learning.

► Fast learner and proactive.

► Familiarity and experience working with the NIH or other HHS agencies preferred.

► Strong written and verbal communication.

► Strong attention to detail and project organizational skills.

► Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.

Contact 

Send resume/curriculum vitae and a writing sample via email or fax to:

Meg Tucker, Senior Researcher
Insight Policy Research, Inc. 1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100 Arlington, VA 22209
Email: mtucker@insightpolicyresearch.com Fax: 703.504.9481

EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Position: Electronic Records Manager/Digital Librarian
Location: Barbaricum, Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Responsibilities

  • Support indexing, categorization, and preservation of metadata in accordance with laws, policies, and regulations.
  • Support using automated mechanisms to separate official electronic records from redundant, obsolete, e-trash, duplicates, and multiple versions in accordance with Federal laws, regulations, and DOD policies.
  • Develop search plans in response to FOIA requests, internal investigations, legal holds, and agency inquiries.
  • Index, classify, and migrate information to ensure electronic records are properly preserved.
  • Create file plans, retention schedules, and records indexes. (Deliverable)
  • Develop file or classification structures and assist with establishing and maintaining automated business rules for unstructured electronic information (e.g. e Outlook Email and SharePoint sites).
  • Organize legacy information.
  • Provide the OIG with recommendations to support reduction of paper records and promote practical solutions for generating electronic records vice paper records
  • Conduct analysis and produce statistics on the maintenance and use of electronic information and the disposition of records.
  • Research and provide reference and access to records and information in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Translate official policies into technical solutions

Qualifications

  • DoD Secret clearance required

Preferred Qualifications

  • NARA certifications
  • AIIM certifications
  • Metadata preservation (index/classify/migrate) experience
  • Experience separating duplicate electronic records
  • Experience managing records plans/schedules/indexes
  • Experience with ensuring Federal/DoD/NARA policy compliance
  • Experience with utilizing software (MS Office, SharePoint Server 2007/2013, Outlook 2013, etc) in a government agency
  • Experience supporting a government agency in the area of records management
  • Familiarity with file & classification structures for Outlook/SharePoint
  • Ability to organize legacy info
  • Experience supporting electronic vs. paper records migrations
  • Ability to produce data analysis and stats of e-records disposition

Position: Lead Librarian/ Collection Development Librarian
Location: Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, this position assumes responsibility for overall management of library collection development and management; promotes library collections and services; provides library instruction; provides reference and circulation desk services; participates in library planning and campus and college activities and committees. This position serves as Lead Librarian; the point of contact for other campus units; supervises classified staff; and manages the library in the absence of the Dean.

Duties and Responsibilities

Purpose of Position
Serves as Lead Librarian for Alexandria Campus Library. Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, assumes responsibility for overall management of library collection development and management; promotes library collections and services; provides library instruction; provides reference and circulation desk services; participates in library planning and campus and college activities and committees.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library & Information Science (or similarly appropriate field) or a master’s degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in library and information science coursework. Relevant collection development and teaching and/or customer service experience. Knowledge of library acquisition systems and collection assessment functions. Knowledge of emerging professional trends, current developments and emerging technologies in library collection development. Demonstrated ability to provide effective library instruction and excellent customer service.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association. Additional master’s degree in an academic teaching field. Relevant professional librarian experience in an a community college setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of library systems and practices; knowledge of library acquisitions systems and collection assessment functions; demonstrated ability to provide effective library instruction and excellent customer service; good organizational, technology, verbal and written communication skills; Marketing and merchandizing skills; knowledge of office productivity software such as MS Office. Team player, capable of serving diverse clientele in a busy academic library. Reliable and flexible.

Preferred Competencies
Knowledge of emerging professional trends and current developments in library collection development. Knowledge of emerging technologies; Knowledge of library acquisitions systems and collection assessment functions.

For more information, and to apply: https://nvcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/25854

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Director of the Law Library
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

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

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

The Georgetown Law Library is one of the leading law libraries in the world, characterized by its dedication to scholarship, preservation, and access to information; its contributions to education through the development of research guides, tools, and programs; and its use of technology to advance the public interest. The director leads a diverse team of 52 librarians, information professionals, and other staff members in eight departments and manages an annual budget of over $9 million. The library is on the cutting edge of modern information technology and provides support and training to 180 full-time Georgetown Law faculty and approximately 2700 JD and LLM students.

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

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

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

Application materials should include a resume, a list of references, a discussion of your qualifications for this position, and a detailed statement of interest, addressing what you see as the major issues confronting law libraries in the coming years. (Submission of a single pdf document is preferred.) Send materials to Emily Smith, Director of Faculty Affairs and Academic Events, at eny3@georgetown.edu by December 1, 2019. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and early submission is strongly encouraged.

Georgetown University is an  Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Position: Librarian (Monographs Cataloger & Metadata Specialist)
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is in the Library’s Cataloging section (DLT). The primary purpose of the position is to provide descriptive and subject cataloging, original and copy, for monographs in English and foreign languages. The incumbent will be responsible for bringing vision and implementation to metadata projects that will expand access to all library collections, and to identify opportunities within relationships to other NGA collections and related collections of other institutions.

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Applies principles of data management, standardization, and linking to descriptive records in order to improve access, searching, and relationships between items and collections of items.
  • Contributes to the development of authority records maintained by the library or contributed to the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO).
  • As a member of the Cataloging Section, the incumbent also implements and contributes to the creation and maintenance of the National Gallery of Art Library’s classification for artist monographs

Position: Librarian (Digital Projects Coordinator)
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Salary: $69,581 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is within the staff of the Deputy Director (DD) in the Library Division (DL), of the National Gallery of Art. The primary purpose of the position is to act as project manager in conjunction with the division’s department heads in developing, implementing, and maintaining a systematic digitization program.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the development, implementation, maintenance, and preservation of the library’s digital collections, which include digitized rare materials and special collections, image resources, and born-digital content.
  • This entails formulating procedures for the creation, accessioning, intake, and long-term preservation of the library’s digital assets.
  • Manages application of division and institutional standards and guidelines for creating, managing, assessing, preserving, describing, and delivering digital collections to Gallery staff and the scholarly community.
  • Assesses the efficacy of existing workflows and recommends improvements to processes related to digitization and metadata creation in a variety of formats.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Cataloging Librarian II
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc., Charlotte Hall, MD
Salary: $52,949 – $84,720

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Regional library seeks a professional to join our team. Performs copy and original cataloging and classification of library materials. NACO level authority control work, and an opportunity to create an organizational archive. Acts as Team Leader (Supervisor) for technical services clerks.
ALA accredited MLS required. Two years experience, or graduate level coursework in cataloging and technical services processes required. Two years supervisory experience required.

Application Deadline September 17, 2019

Position: Chief Operating Officer for Communications and Outreach
Location: Administrative Offices, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), Largo, MD
Salary: $131,808.86 – $145,000.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is seeking a Chief Operating Officer for Communications and Outreach. This COO will have the primary responsibility of guiding and directing library service approaches and channels of communication with a focus on insightful strategy and innovation. S/he will encourage and implement unexpected yet effective new efforts that strengthen the library’s presence and impact in the community. S/he will ensure that creativity is at the core of all activities and leveraged to build opportunities across the library system for library users, community partners and staff. S/he will serve as a member of the Executive Team, reporting to the Library’s CEO.

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: Bogomolny Library, University of Baltimore

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The University of Baltimore’s RLB Library is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as a Reference and Instruction Librarian. Responsibilities include teaching a three-credit information literacy course for undergraduate students, providing reference services and participating in the library’s information literacy program. The successful candidate will be able to work as part of a team involved in the continual assessment of the library and its services in order to create an environment that is engaging and approachable. This full-time faculty appointment reports to the Head of Reference. Some weekend and evening hours are required.

Position: Information Systems Specialist II
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library
Salary: $60,098 – $96,157

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc. is seeking an individual to join the team responsible for maintaining and developing library computer systems including email management, the integrated library systems and web services.
Requirements: Knowledge of computers and applications normally acquired through B.S. in computer science or equivalent combination of experience and training. Minimum 2 yrs. experience in computer workstation/server and LAN support. Experience in: customer service support, administering Windows Servers, Exchange Server, Windows desktop environments, Microsoft System Center Manager, HTML, VMware, Share Point, storage area networks, and networking at the TCP/IP level. Knowledge of business/data analytics tools.
Also seeking: the ability to work independently, work with flexible schedule to accommodate systems coverage, strong customer service, and communication skills with customer-centered approach.

Position: Director of Library and Academic Support
Location: Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Description
The Director of Library and Academic Support is an administrative position reporting to the Dean for Teaching and Learning. The director provides leadership for the integrated library and academic support center through supervision of full- and part-time staff and work with campus partners for development, delivery, and evaluation of cross-disciplinary, multimodal library and academic support for the diverse needs of students and other campus constituents. The director develops and implements assessment measures in line with federal, state, and Middle States Higher Education Commission (MSHEC) accrediting guidelines. The director serves on institutional, faculty, and ad hoc committees

Position: Technical Services and Digitization Manager
Location: Caroline County Public Library, Denton, MD
Salary: $43,661 – $50,310

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: This is a library manager position overseeing management of technical services, digitization, and interlibrary loan. Oversees cataloging and materials processing; supervises and evaluates assigned library staff; manages local history and genealogy digital collection development; collects statistical information; may manage budgets; is part of the library management team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high level of computer proficiency are required. Experience using Polaris ILS preferred.

Five Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Library Clerk (Preservation Technician)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Book Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities
This position is located in the Preservation Directorate of Library Services and can be used in Collections Conservation Section of the Binding and Collections Care Division and in any section of the Conservation Division. To assure long-term access to collections, the Library regularly labels, binds, repairs and provides custom protective enclosures for new acquisitions, at-risk materials, and fragile and damaged media in all formats. The incumbent works under the direction of the Head, Book Conservation Section, performs repairs, and constructs housing and protective enclosures for the Library’s collections.

Serves as a point of contact for most technical aspects involved in performing the preservation and maintenance of collection materials. Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for Library materials from the permanent research collections for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are inappropriate. Houses materials by hand using protective enclosures, such as folders, envelopes, sleeves, and polyester encapsulations.

Determines the appropriate boxes, archival boards, and other materials needed to construct housings for the collections.

Performs all levels of repair, such as tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; tightening hinges; repairing paper using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper; repairing spines; re-casing; and providing new covers.

When needed, conducts advanced treatments to collection materials, such as text block consolidating, board attaching, consolidating leather, and non-aqueous de-acidifying. Humidifies and flattens materials as appropriate and constructs pockets to house accompanying material. Performs a variety of chemical tests and analytical procedures to determine the stability of pigment, inks, or other media. Performs quality assurance on the full range of treatments performed in the Section.

Ensures that the equipment is in optimum working order. Coordinates equipment usage with mechanical repair to ensure optimum working level. Demonstrates troubleshooting techniques for malfunctioning equipment to others.

Maintains extensive records on the use of equipment and problems with equipment and reports all malfunctions. Equipment used may include board shears, guillotine cutter, book presses, computers, ultrasonic or heat welding equipment, fume hood, pressure and spray equipment for de-acidification preparation, sewing frames, or automated box-making machines.

Performs special searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic data in support of various preservation functions, to verify entry or call number, and to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole.

Determines and enters bibliographic information into the computer following established policies and guidelines.

Attends meetings and participates more actively in individual and group discussions. Demonstrates independence in being able to respond to questions of a more difficult nature from the custodial divisions. Prepares and delivers more detailed oral presentations. Also participates on Library committees such as the Library-wide disaster preparedness and response efforts.

Drafts letters that require original wording and translates information into terms understandable by others. Corresponds with others via e-mail, memoranda, and other documents related to the business of the division or section. Operates computer word processing applications. Prepares statistical reports and assists in compiling other special statistics or documents.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 062254.

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.

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 preservation techniques for library collection materials.**
  • Ability to use computerized search tools, databases, and other computer applications.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and execute work within specified deadlines.**
  • Ability to operate and maintain specialized equipment.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian (Collection Development)
Location: Government Publishing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Selectee will work Shift-1 Monday- Friday and a tour of duty from 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

The mission of Library Services and Content Management is to administer a variety of GPO initiatives including the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Cataloging and Indexing Program (C&I), the International Exchange Services (IES), and the By-Law Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian (Collection Development), your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Leads efforts and engages in extensive outreach to Federal agency publishing officials to ensure that Federal agencies maintain an awareness of GPO’s and the FDLP’s mission in information dissemination.
  • Serves as subject matter expert on all issues related to discovery, acquisitions and collection development. Responds to complex questions related to collection development and provides advice on policy, procedure and practice to LSCM and GPO staff.
  • Provides guidance and direction to staff in applying collection development practices for the life-cycle processes for Federal information resources/publications in all of LSCM collections including FDsys/govinfo.gov, materials harvested or made available through the FDLP Electronic Collection, collections accessible through the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), material acquired for the Cataloging & Indexing (C&I), Program, and the distributed collections accessible through the FDLP.
  • Leads the Collection Development Working Group. The group is comprised of staff from Library Technical Services, the Preservation Librarian and staff working on the FDLP digital collections, LSCM Archival staff, and GPO Program, Strategy and Technology (PST) staff to coordinate the discovery and acquisitions of fugitive and historic in-scope content for all information dissemination programs.
  • Maintains, monitors, and modifies operating procedures, desk guides, and instructions and key documents related to collection development,such as GPO’s System of Online Action: Collection Development Plan and internal guidance such as LSCM’s Guidance G400.1, Guidelines for Acquiring Information Products for the FDLP and Cataloging and Indexing Programs: Basic Criteria.
  • Recommends collection development priorities and changes to collection development policy and procedure to the Chief, Library Technical Services and LSCM Management.
  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert for key tools related to collection development in LSCM; DSIMS (Depository Stem and Item Management System), FDLP eXchange and the acquisitions module of the Integrated Library System, Aleph 500. Works with the Systems staff in Projects and Systems, Supervisory Technical Services Librarians and others to coordinate the maintenance of data and handling of problems/issues with the various tools used in collection development work. Helps to coordinate the training of LSCM staff on the use of these tools.
  • Responsible for working with LSCM staff and GPO Public Relations Office to identify and acquire Federal information resources/publications materials to promote on a quarterly basis for inclusion into FDsys/govinfo.gov, and other miscellaneous resources, such as GovBook Talk blog.
  • Designs and independently executes a variety of short and long-term projects related to collection development for all LSCM programs.
  • Maintains active communication with Federal agency publishing officials to develop an expert knowledge of trends and practices in Federal agency publishing, including the use of emerging technologies for information dissemination.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library and Research Services Division, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library and Research Services Division. The incumbent will serve as the Division Director, providing the full range of leadership, policy guidance, expert advisory services to senior management officials and political appointees in the area of library and research services and providing reference, research, and technical services to all EOP components.

Responsibilities
As a Supervisory Librarian, GS-1410-15, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Promotes professional development and excellence in subordinates by guiding, coaching, mentoring, counseling, and disciplining subordinates as required.
  • Manages subordinate supervisors that are responsible for providing reference service, literature searches and bibliographies, utilizing both printed resources and on-line databases; circulation and inter-library loan services, professional journals and other bibliographic sources for announcements of significant new studies/reports.
  • Serves as the Principal Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer for developing and monitoring the execution of plans, policies, and procedures for the management of the Library and Research Services Division.
  • Directs the administration and management of all policy, standards development, and operation for the management of information and research resources and services in support of the agency requirements.
  • Oversees the selection of information resources in the subject areas related to economics, political science, U.S. government, law, public administration, international relations, business administration, and management.
  • Serves as the Principal Expert, for the development of comprehensive plans regarding information and research resources and library initiatives that are innovative, efficient and economical, and are essential to the accomplish the agency’s missions.
  • Represents the agency at a variety of meetings, conferences, inter-agency group meetings and various ad-hoc work groups presenting ideas, conclusions, and recommendations in an effective manner.
    Travel Required

Position: Library Technician NF-02
Location: Army Installation Management Command, Fort Myer, VA
Salary: $15 to $18.50 per hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is Local. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

This position is located at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH)

To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.) for professional and personal references on your resume.

Responsibilities

  • Provides technician support by performing a wide variety of direct services to the public
  • Registers patrons, charges/discharges materials, processes overdues and reserves, assists with interlibrary loans and reserves, shelves library materials, prepares displays, programs activities
  • Answers basic reference questions, and assists customers in locating materials; and/or provides technical services support in a variety of functions: basic/copy cataloging, ordering/receiving/processing and de-acquisitioning of library materials.
  • Assists in maintaining accountability records and in performing shelf inventories.
  • Performs simple maintenance on the library’s automated systems.
  • Incumbent may perform physical exertion such as long periods of standing, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, pushing of loaded trucks; and recurring lifting of heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.

Position: Librarian (LAW) – DE
Location: Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
Come work for the USPTO, we have been ranked as one of the best places to work in the federal government! The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Jobs Website.

Responsibilities
Office Overview
This position is located in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Office of the Solicitor. The Office of the Solicitor (SO) acts as legal counsel to the USPTO on intellectual property (IP) law matters and also works in collaboration with the Department of Commerce on interagency intellectual property law matters. The SO Law Library serves as a repository of resources on U.S. intellectual property law and provides professional librarian services in support of USPTO litigation and other mission-related research and information requirements.

The individual selected for this position will…

  • Provide professional librarian services to SO attorneys and other staff responsible for delivering timely and quality reference and research assistance, training, and information products and services to meet the needs of SO attorneys and to act as a liaison with other USPTO librarians.
  • Analyze research requests; independently devise appropriate search strategies; conduct in depth, highly specific information searches spanning a full range of information resources and interchanges; analyze and evaluate results, skillfully sorting out references which establish and support arguments; and prepare reports (with recommendations) on the results of research efforts.
  • Oversee research and information requests, and develops and maintains SO’s knowledge management website and database(s).
  • Evaluate the law library collection to determine materials needed, review collection for replacement of obsolete and worn materials, and recommend changes to collection policies and practices.
  • Develop library organizational goals, policies, and procedures, and ideas for program improvements. Evaluate library services and resources and assesses changing needs.
  • Teach research techniques to library customers, provide guidance on how to access information, and provide expert technical assistance on automated approaches to research problems.
  • Serves as a member of advisory committees and panels in support of the SO Library and other special projects.

Six Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Technical Services Specialist
Location: Miles & Stockbridge, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
The Technical Services Specialist supports the Director and entire department in maintaining the Firm’s print resource and online collection records. This individual should be organized and detail-oriented in order to successfully create and preserve adequate records for collection maintenance.

Job Responsibilities:
Primary

  • Orders and maintains library collection and related records, including those for attorney and firm-wide use.
  • Manage print and electronic periodical circulation, update labels and routing distribution lists.  Includes downloading and saving/filing digital issues and daily distribution of papers to each practice group floor in Baltimore.
  • Receive, open and sort daily mail and package deliveries. Record delivery and filing details for each specific resource into library management system and maintain accurate historical archives of this information.
  • Assist Director to complete employee departure and orientation checklists. Distribute and collect resources for new and departing Firm members.
  • Assist Director and research team with administrative tasks such as scanning, copying, billing/invoicing, filing and digital file maintenance.
  • Complete daily sweeps of all drop-off bins on each floor to collect materials for return; reshelf and shift materials as needed; communicate all replacement or acquisition recommendations.
  • Network internally with all firm colleagues in order to bolster department goals and objectives. Network externally by engaging in professional organizations in order to remain current in industry trends and developments.

Secondary

  • Assist Director with collection maintenance by performing periodic weeding, shifting and clean-up of print collection.
  • Perform basic legal research to support and assist with reference requests. Assist attorneys and firm colleagues with finding print materials.
  • Repair damaged materials or order replacements from vendors as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Service oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and good judgement.
  • Strong all-round knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to work and persevere under pressure.
  • General knowledge of major legal publishers and their products/platforms.
  • Familiarity with major Library/Information cataloging systems.
  • Knowledge of print and electronic legal and non-legal research resources
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.

Experience:

  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience working in a library setting; law firm experience preferred.
  • Master’s degree in Library Science preferred or enrollment in Library Science program, educational qualifications may be waived with commensurate experience.
  • Cataloging experience with Sydney Plus preferred

Contact Rachel Englander at renglander@MilesStockbridge.com for more information or to apply.

Position: Librarian (Metadata)
Location: Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch, Data Production Division, National Agricultural Library of the United States Department of Agriculture.
This position will be responsible for ensuring the cataloging and indexing agricultural and scientific information for online bibliographic databases as well as coordinating cooperative cataloging and data input projects with other institutions and various organizations of international, national, regional and local levels

Responsibilities

  • Designing, testing, and implementation of automated systems to aid staff in performing bibliographic control functions.
  • Creates metadata and classifies materials, primarily continuing resources, involving scientific and technical information related to the agricultural and biological sciences.
  • Responsible for overseeing the use of NAL library management system or Integrated Library System (ILS) in the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch.
  • Prepares a variety of special reports involving issues, activities, projects, operations, problems, etc of the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch.
  • Communicates with Librarians, scientist, computer specialist within NAL and other USDA divisions and Federal agencies to understand both the needs of the patrons and the trends and new directions in the cataloging world.

Position: Librarian (Collections Specialist) – Local History & Genealogy
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the History and Genealogy Section, Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 010703.

This position requires some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The Humanities and Social Sciences Division plans and administers general reference and research services in the Local History and Genealogy, Main, and Microform Reading Rooms by providing assistance to researchers seeking solutions to research problems. Constituents include Congress, other government agencies, scholars and the general public. To facilitate such research, the Division’s specialists recommend the acquisition of print, microformat and computer file materials of research value in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, the Division has custodial responsibility for the Library’s growing holdings of microformat material, and computer file material, such as CD-ROMs, computer software and books with disks. The Division maintains reference collections for its reading rooms, bearing responsibility for the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of these collections.

Provide reference services in person, by telephone, electronic media, and formal correspondence; the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are found within the Library’s collection. Serves as both a generalist and subject specialist providing the Library’s constituents basic information and reference research services. Conducts a thorough reference interview, analyzes questions and requirements, and suggests search strategies. Is knowledgeable of the Library’s resources from the general, special and/or reference collections in all formats. Acquires knowledge of special catalogs and collections, areas of specialization of Library staff
members (language as well as subject), and printed, non-print, and electronic reference sources. Is knowledgeable about a wide of variety of sources including those of other libraries and organizations. Directs users to the proper specialists, resources, services, divisions, or reading rooms within the Library, or to other agencies or institutions. Utilizes knowledge of the general resources of other libraries and organizations. Participates on Division, Library and/or professional committees. Prepares statistics and reports. As assigned, acquires a knowledge of administrative functions which contribute to the effective operation of reference services. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Is assigned a subject specialty and is knowledgeable of the basic resources in assigned subject area. Develops knowledge of historical and current trends in subject area. With supervisor, identifies and completes training opportunities in subject area. Gains a knowledge of Division resources in subject area in all formats. Writes, compiles, or revises research materials. Monitors and reports on trends in scholarship and collection use. Prepares analytical bibliographies, guides, and studies, including electronic finding aids. Establishes collegial relationships with librarians and other specialists within and outside the Library and affiliates with scholarly and professional associations. Provides tours and other oral presentations for staff, research groups and visitors to the Division and the Library. May represent the Division at conferences and seminars and participate in planning interpretive programs.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments. Participates in developing the reference collections and the general collections as assigned, including materials in ail formats (print, microform and electronic). Selects and recommends appropriate titles and drafts requests for major purchases. Recommends replacement or claiming of missing materials, identifies the need for additional copies of titles in heavy demand and monitors approval plans as required. Surveys the Library’s holdings to familiarize him/herself with the Library’s collections. Solicits information on collection needs, evaluates the collection and recommends actions to alleviate deficiencies. Becomes knowledgeable of Division and Library acquisition and collection development procedures, policies and responsibilities. Exercises care to ensure that collection material is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage.

Activates and controls standardized computer system and peripheral equipment operations. Provides guidance and access to information resources, both inside the library and beyond the library, through databases, telecommunication networks, and cooperative arrangements. Troubleshoots and resolves problems encountered during searches.

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 Genealogy and U.S. Local History.**
  • Ability to provide reference and research services related to Genealogy and U.S. Local History.**
  • Knowledge of information technology including integrated library systems and electronic resources.**
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Archivist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collections Access, Preservation and Analysis Section, Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 12470.

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
Analyzes and arranges bodies of records that may be somewhat disorganized. Studies the origin and nature of the materials and arranges them within appropriate organizational categories in accordance with standard archival theory and techniques and with procedures developed within the American Folklife Center. In cases where the original filing scheme is found to be impractical or undesirable for purposes of providing reference service, devises and recommends an arrangement that will indicate the origins of the records and provide for their most efficient and economical maintenance and use. Documents may be arranged in alphabetical, chronological, numeric, subject, or other order.

Independently establishes the necessary bibliographic controls over collected materials through the creation of inventories, guides, registers, lists, catalogs, automated databases, and other finding aids. The preparation of finding aids involves conducting background research in the records and other source materials and preparing biographical histories of the creators of the records; analyzing the records to determine the limits of series within the record group; preparing analytical descriptive statements regarding the subject matter content, location, volume and chronological span of the individual series; and supplying cross references to related sources of information. Information is obtained, analyzed, and organized using standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyses and organizes standard subject data in order to determine its relationship or relevance to the project-at-hand. Performs original cataloging on a variety of levels in machine-readable cataloging format where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Determines subject content and assigns to the catalog entry one of several subject headings. Develops and maintains expertise in using relevant technology in order to prepare and disseminate electronic finding aids, databases, and other online access aids.

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity to researchers where user needs are determined easily from interviews or written, telephone, or electronic media inquiries. Relevant results can be readily obtained through standard search strategies. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Conducts research and analysis in topics related to a specialized field and provides information in response to reference requests. Assists researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration, and advises them of relevant records in the Library’s collections. Assignments are non-repetitive, require search among several record groups to locate the information, and require evaluation of the information selected for its authenticity, completeness, significance, and relevance to the subject.

Participates in the development of conservation and preservation policies and contributes to the efforts of project staff and other Library personnel in the implementation of such policies. Coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of materials to be added to the collections. Recommends technical specifications for supplies, materials, and equipment used in labeling, marking, housing, or reformatting. Monitors the appropriate transportation of project collections, internally and externally, to reduce excessive materials handling and ergonomic impact, ensure security, and protect library materials from unnecessary damage.

Maintains personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Communicates with donors, creators, producers, and members of the participating public regarding the use and distribution of unpublished archival materials, and secures information necessary to process and catalog the collections. Shares resources and information with colleagues and constituents.

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 20th and 21st century U.S. military history research sources used for processing and describing archival materials.
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of archival work, including analysis, organization, and description of archival multi-formatted material.**
  • Ability to perform preservation duties.**
  • Knowledge of reference and research services.
  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships and provide liaison services.
  • Knowledge of digital curation and descriptive tools, information technologies and integrated library systems to support archival functions.**
  • Ability to adapt in a fast paced and demanding work environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Library & Information Specialist
Location: International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Job Summary:
The Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Knowledge Management Specialist to assist with metadata curation and library subscription management. The candidate will work with OCLC software services, such as WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, Acquisitions, and CONTENTdm. The successful candidate will have a strong attention to detail and be comfortable in a highly culturally diverse work environment. This is a one-year renewable position based in Washington, DC.

Essential Duties:
Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging for research outputs
  • Curate metadata in institutional repository and other databases/portals
  • Assign keywords using controlled vocabularies derived from thesauri (AGROVOC, CABI, and others)
  • Liaise with publishers to maintain IFPRI’s institutional subscriptions and renewals
  • Provide research support through Inter Library Loans (ILL) and literature reviews
  • Manage and track the use of print resources using WorldShare Circulation
  • Manage administrative tasks such as invoices and expense reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus five years of professional experience or MLIS/MIS or other Information Science degree from accredited university and three years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in library cataloging and understanding of emerging trends in the field
  • Familiarity with metadata common standards and common technologies used in the field such as: Dublin Core, MODS, XML, OAI-PMH, etc
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively within a multi-cultural team environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work responsibly with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to details
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with web content management systems like Drupal and other Content Management Systems
  • Experience writing scripts using common languages like Python, Perl, and others
  • Experience working with international and national organizations

Position: Technical Services Manager
Location: Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the AALL Career Center.

Steptoe, an Am100 law firm, is seeking an experienced Library Technical Services Manager for its Research & Information Services Department to be resident in its Washington, DC office. The Technical Services Manager will join a highly collegial team of information professionals who provide research and analysis, electronic and knowledge management services, competitive intelligence, and traditional library services to all firm offices. We are seeking a librarian with exceptional organizational and communication skills, excellent attention to detail, comfort working under tight deadlines, a strong public services orientation, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

This position is responsible for the following:

  • Acquiring print and electronic materials
  • Cataloging and classifying materials for all firm locations
  • Managing the firm’s integrated online library system
  • Overseeing and maintaining the library collection, including materials stored in central and remote locations
  • Supervising library assistants
  • Supporting the firm’s interlibrary loan and document delivery team
  • Coordinating with other department managers to help set and implement policies and goals

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program with at least one cataloging course
  • Three or more years of technical services experience in a law or special library including acquisitions, serials control and MARC copy cataloging
  • Experience with day-to-day management of integrated online library systems (ideally EOS.Web)
  • Deep knowledge of legal publishing and experience coordinating vendor agreements
  • Excellent web-searching skills
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
  • Experience supervising paraprofessionals

To apply, please click on the following link:

https://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=19&FilterJobID=274

If you require assistance or accommodation to use our online tools to search and/or apply for jobs, please contact the local office recruiting contact or Steptoe Careers, or (202) 828-3613 and we will be happy to work with you.

We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.