Seven Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Archives Specialist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $64,957 – $84,441

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Incumbent may be involved with the full range of records management activities or activities concerned with the receipt, arrangement, description, storage, and reference services on such records. The incumbent may also be involved in outreach to agencies or the public concerning holdings, functions, and services of NARA.

Duties

As a Supervisory Archives Specialist, you will:

  • Supervise a subordinate section staff consisting of archives technicians GS-4 through GS-7.
  • Analyze and recommend changes in section workflow and operating procedures and quality review programs.
  • Serve as liaison with Federal agency representatives to ensure agency customer needs are met.
  • Conduct straightforward and well-defined portions of records inventories, agency inspections, recordkeeping evaluations, and other surveys.
  • Plan and control the use of space for transferring and storing records.

Position: Supervisory Archives Specialist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary:$78,592 – $102,166

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Incumbent serves as a Supervisory Archives Specialist in the Operations Branch and performs or oversees the performance of duties related to: scheduling, accomplishing, tracking and analyzing data related to picking up, receiving, and delivering records to and from Federal agencies.

Duties

As a Supervisory Archives Specialist, you will:

  • Develop, maintain, and schedule the daily pickup and delivery of records.
  • Follow record procedures in regards to record handling and search procedures to plan and supervise activities related to transporting new transfers.
  • Assign work based on priorities, selective consideration of difficulty of assignments and employee capabilities.
  • Analyze, develop, and implement internal procedures related to the improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of operation.

Position: Supervisory Archives Specialist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $64,957 – $84,441

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Incumbent will be responsible for a range of records management work that accomplishes the receipt, arrangement, description, storage, preservation and safeguarding of records and which provides reference service on such records.

Duties

As a Supervisory Archives Specialist, you will:

  • Oversee the accuracy of data entered into T & D databases and ensures the timelines of data entry into these databases.
  • Ensure technical accuracy of work of the T & D front office and for the development of information where finding aids, precedent or instructions are inadequate or non-existent.
  • Advise agencies on timely and accurate application of records schedules.
  • Provide guidance related to the inventory of records, the destruction of duplicate files, the creation of filing systems, and the transfer of records to NARA facilities.
  • Plan and schedule the work of subordinates; makes assignments based on priorities, considering the difficulty and the requirements of the work, and the capabilities of the employees.
  • Give advice, counsel, or instruction to individuals employees on work matters; review and accept, amend, or reject work; set performance standards, appraise performance, and ensure tat each employee accomplishes a satisfactory amount and quality level of work in a timely manner

Position: Teen Services Supervisor I
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: $57,166 – $68,599

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary Teen’s Supervisor for Frederick County Public Libraries. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. This position is located in Northern County: Thurmont and Emmitsburg Branch Libraries

By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth.

This professional management position assures that teens, their families, and caregivers experience the joy of reading in a friendly, creative, and dynamic Teens Department. Assists in developing services that respond to community needs and interests as outlined in FCPL’s strategic plan.

Requirements:

Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association accredited program
Minimum 2 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 1 year in Teen Services
Minimum 1 year of work experience supervising and/or directing the work of others
Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS degree, current certification must then be maintained

OR

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university Minimum 4 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 1 year in Teen Services

Minimum 1 year of work experience supervising and/or directing the work of others Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable

NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience

Application Process: Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm February 14, 2023. For complete job description and to apply go to Teen Services Supervisor I | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Position: Librarian II – Children’s
Location: Montgomery County Public Libraries
Salary: $65,786 – $107,934

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is seeking a highly motivated, communityoriented, and collaborative Public Services Librarian to provide excellent customer service and equalize
opportunities for Montgomery County residents.

Successful Candidates will: Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices in public service. Value building collaborative relationships with community members and organizations, as well as colleagues across MCPL. Be responsive to the emerging needs of Montgomery County residents, developing and delivering programs and services that reflect the unique needs of diverse populations. Be an effective communicator, customer service oriented, and committed public servant. Be task-oriented in leading a team to fulfill projects, operations, and services. Advocate for Children’s Services by effectively communicating across a variety of mediums with your colleagues and to various communities. Be proficient in presenting and mentoring others on children’s programming.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities: Promoting and supporting MCPL’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion values with staff and customers. Centering the experiences of people and communities who are most affected by structural inequities when engaging in programming, partnerships, and information services work. Managing a branch collection. Connecting children from birth through middle school with materials and resources via in-person and over the telephone. Serving on a branch Leadership Team. Regularly develop and present programming, especially story times. Serving as a subject matter expert on early literacy. All Librarian II positions will include day, evening, and weekend hours.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications-Education: Master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience: Two (2) years of professional experience as a librarian in a public library system comparable to Montgomery County’s system. Licensure: Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education Units (Contact Hours) to sustain State licensure requirements for this position.

Preferred Criteria- The applications of those individuals meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed to determine the extent, relevancy of training, and experience in the following areas: Experience planning and organizing a service or project. Experience maintaining a collection in a public, school, or community college library setting. Experience providing a variety of library services and resources primarily to children from birth to middle school, their parents, and caregivers in a school, community college or public library setting. Experience providing story time responsibilities. Experience applying early literacy techniques and research, in a school, community college or public library setting. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Additional multi-lingual pay may be available after successfully passing a multilingual examination.

Position: Digital Librarian
Location: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Heliophysics Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is seeking to fill a Digital Librarian position to support the Heliophysics Digital Resource Library (HDRL). The overall objective of the position is to increase the rate of registration of digital assets for HDRL and enhance and improve the discovery, description (metadata) and management of these digital assets using modern technologies and processes.

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in digital library science, or equivalent experience. Background in a relevant science discipline, e.g., space physics, astronomy, earth science. Experience with semantic web and related technologies for linking and providing digital resources.

This appointment will be through one of the six member institutions of the Partnership for Heliophysics and Space Environment Research (PHaSER). Please visit the PHaSER web site for more information on this announcement and the PHaSER partner organizations: https://physics.catholic.edu/faculty-and-research/phaser/.

Specific questions about these positions may be addressed to Dr. Aaron Roberts (aaron.roberts@nasa.gov) or Brian Thomas (brian.a.thomas@nasa.gov).

To apply, submit the following by February 15, 2022:

  • A cover letter describing background, qualifications, scientific interests, and experience relevant to the Digital Librarian position (no more than two pages);
  • A full curriculum vitae (CV) – detailing education, research experience, publications, awards, software experience and other skills/accomplishments;
  • Contact information for three professional references.
  • Email all documents, preferably in a single pdf file, to cua-physics@cua.edu, with the subject line ‘HDRL Digital Librarian Job Application’.

The appointment start date will be determined by mutual agreement with the successful candidate and can be initiated immediately after selection. The positions are open to U. S. citizens, residents, and foreign nationals from non-designated countries. All PHaSER institutions are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Position: Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a creative Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian to lead library initiatives in support of the educational missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The successful candidate, in collaboration with other library units and campus partners, will serve a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community members by cultivating new and existing partnerships, developing programming, and creating service-learning opportunities. This position will report to the Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates who are committed to fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian will develop relationships within and outside LNDL to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Builds and facilitates strategic partnerships with the campuses and the wider community that the library serves;
  • Creates, implements, and assesses an innovative, effective program of outreach in consultation with library colleagues, faculty, and on-campus and off-campus partners;
  • Designs and develops compelling stories to highlight the value of the library using data and data visualization tools and techniques;
  • Leads the library’s Marketing Committee and guides the development of social media content and marketing materials;
  • Provides library and technology instruction;
  • Promotes services and resources and develops relationships with faculty as assigned;
  • Serves on Library and other committees as appointed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning, and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,751 FTE that includes 4,657 FTE at Loyola and 1,094 FTE at Notre Dame.

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

Application Procedures:

Apply at Loyola-Notre Dame Library Inc – Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian (paylocity.com)

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please complete our application process by including a resume, cover letter, and three (3) work-related references.

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

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science; applicants with degree in hand by December 2023 will be considered;
  • Familiarity with methods, practices, and trends in marketing and outreach;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Commitment and demonstrated experience engaging openly in an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued;
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, compile, and analyze data;
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Familiarity with library instruction;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in supporting students and faculty who are historically underrepresented in higher education;
  • Familiarity with current trends in and strategies for communicating the Library’s value to campus stakeholders;
  • Familiarity with software tools for collecting, analyzing, reporting, and visualizing data.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Reference & Digital Collections Librarian
Location: Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Salary: $75,317*

*A salary offer for a current state Judiciary employee will be determined using the “Salary Practices for State Judiciary Employees”, found at  https://www.mdcourts.gov/hr/salranges

FLSA Status:Exempt
Position type: Regular/Full Time
Financial Disclosure:Yes
*Note: In addition to applying through our careers page (www.mdcourts.gov/careers), please send a resume and cover letter to claire.schatzle@mdcourts.gov.
As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library.  Planning is underway for a new courthouse, which will include a new home for the State Law Library.  The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.  
Purpose of Role: The Reference and Digital Collections Librarian, in coordination with the Head of Collection Management, is responsible for the development and maintenance of the digital collections at the Thurgood Marshall State Law Library. 
The Reference and Digital Collections Librarian provides regular reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population.  
Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from a program approved by the American Library Association (ALA).
Experience: Two years of library experience.  
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
General
Knowledge of the profession of librarianship, the legal system, and current information technology and architecture.
Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, database software, web-based tools).
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks and duties.
Ability to lift up to twenty (20) pounds.
Ability to perform all of the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodations.
Digital Collections
Knowledge of digital library concepts, including standards and practices for digital images.
Knowledge of current standards for preserving print and digital legal collections.
Knowledge of cataloging practices and standards including MARC and RDA.
Knowledge of common metadata standards and common technologies, such as Dublin Core, XML, etc.
Reference
Knowledge of legal database retrieval and document delivery technologies
Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats, including digital, print, and microform.
Ability to work well with a highly diverse customer base to assist with their legal information needs using a variety of communication methods, including telephone, e-mail, and in-person dialogue.
Ability to analyze and solve complex legal research/reference queries using multiple sources in multiple formats.
Ability to staff the reference desk for four-hour periods of time.  
The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law.  Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed.  Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

Position: Reference Services Librarian
Location: Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Salary: $75,317*

*A salary offer for a current state Judiciary employee will be determined using the “Salary Practices for State Judiciary Employees”, found at  https://www.mdcourts.gov/hr/salranges

FLSA Status: Exempt
Position type: Regular / Full Time
Financial Disclosure: Yes
Note: In addition to applying through our careers page (www.mdcourts.gov/careers), please send a resume and cover letter to claire.schatzle@mdcourts.gov.
As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library.  Planning is underway for a new courthouse, which will include a new home for the State Law Library.  The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.  
Purpose of Role: The Reference Services Librarian provides regular reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population and participates in reference and outreach projects such as creation of library guides, educational material, and displays. In coordination with the Deputy Director, the Librarian organizes and presents programs related to legal research and law librarianship. 
The Reference Services Librarian, in coordination with the Web Content Administrator and the Web Services Librarian, maintains and develops the People’s Law Library (PLL), Thurgood Marshall State Law Library (TMSLL), and CourtNet websites.  
Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited school.
Experience: Two (2) years of library experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
LIBRARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
MS Windows-based operating systems.
MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
Graphics programs (Photoshop, GIMP, MS Publisher, etc.).
Basic knowledge of HTML formatting.
Knowledge of document management software and best practices (ShareFile, OneDrive, SharePoint, etc.)
Experience with website content management systems preferred.
CLEAR WRITING
Knowledge of office software applications, such as word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, and e-mail.
Correct usage of business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
Understanding of how adults learn and retain information, especially in a web environment.
Capacity to implement quality control mechanisms for website content and follow style guides.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Ability to work independently and to pay close attention to detail.
Ability to establish priorities.
REQUIRED SKILLS
Ability to read and understand court documents, legal publications, and complex instructions.
Ability to use required communication technologies.
Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
Ability to use a computer for extended periods of time.  
The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law.  Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed.  Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

Position: Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian
Location: Salisbury University
Salary: $60,000 – $68,000

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

Description
Salisbury University is seeking creative and dynamic applicants for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian. This position plays a key role within the Salisbury University Libraries and reports to the Head of Cataloging. This is a 12-month permanent-status-track library faculty position.
Primary Job Duties: Performs both original and complex copy cataloging, including cataloging of print and non-print monographic materials for main stacks collections and special collections, creating metadata for items in SU’s institutional repository, and carrying out special projects within the Collection Management unit. Supports initiatives related to digitization, special collections access, and other metadata-dependent efforts to describe, manage, expose, and share collections with users, ensuring the uniform application of standards for resource description of the Libraries’ local and unique digital collections. Also responsible for catalog maintenance, including authority work, batch loading of records, and manipulation of current records for improved access. Participates in library, campus, consortium, and regional/national activities as appropriate. Contributes to the Libraries’ diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution. Experience performing original or copy cataloging or completion of a cataloging class. Ability to review and edit copy cataloging. Ability to create original MARC bibliographic records for print and non-print materials. Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Working knowledge of RDA, MARC bibliographic and authority records, LCSH and LC Classification. Demonstrated experience performing both original and copy cataloging. Demonstrated experience cataloging print and non-print materials. Experience with OCLC Connexion. Experience using the staff interface of an integrated library or next generation system such as Aleph, Alma, or OCLC WorldShare. Experience with a web-scale discovery service such as WorldCat Discovery or Primo. Working knowledge of Dewey Decimal Classification and CONSER cataloging practices. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Ability to be flexible. Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, independently, and in a team-oriented environment. Strong oral and written communication skills.

Position: Outreach & Evening Librarian
Location: McDaniel College
Salary: $44,000 – $46,000

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among “Colleges that Change Lives” and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs.
McDaniel College invites applications for an Outreach and Evening Librarian. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. For more information about the college’s benefits, please click here to review the 2023 benefits guidebook. Salary for this 10-month, full-time professional position is $44,000-$46,000.
Reporting to the Associate Director, the Outreach & Evening Librarian is responsible for making a positive impact through outreach and promotional activities, managing the library’s social media presence, and providing reference and instructional services. The librarian provides evening reference services and ensures student staff support and oversight of the library’s evening operations. This position is required to work an evening and weekend schedule which is typically 1 pm–9 pm Sunday through Thursday. Some variation in schedule based on library hours that correspond with the academic calendar is expected, i.e., standard business hours (8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Thursday) outside of the regular academic year.
Basic Responsibilities:
Develops and manages library programs and events.
Manages the library’s social media presence.
Maintains internal library displays, including digital signage, event displays, and rotating book displays.
Produces materials in multiple formats that promote the library and its services.
Provides oversight of library operations in the evenings and on Sundays.
Serves as liaison to assigned departments, providing reference services and instruction as needed.
Participates in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities:
Participates as a member of the library staff in order to advance the mission and goals of the Hoover Library.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements
ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science (or completion of program within 6 months of hire).
Demonstrated experience with social media as a promotional tool.
Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in library outreach and marketing.
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work in a strongly collaborative environment and fit into the cross-functional nature and close-knit community at a small liberal arts college.
Ability to successfully lead and complete a wide scope of projects.
Commitment to professional development and service excellence.
Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
Demonstrated experience with universal and accessible design principles (using applications such as Adobe Suite’s Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Scribus).

Eight Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $94,199 – $122,459

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the African and Middle East Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Research and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012537.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

Reviews a wide variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources for new items and sources for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas of subject or geographic responsibility. Assignments may involve novel or obscure subject matter and the description and organization of material in multiple languages and writing systems.

Determines the quality and usefulness of materials acquired from worldwide sources. Interprets the contents and advises on the organization and presentation of both current and retrospective collections in a multiplicity of formats. Plans and executes a strategy for storage, preservation and service.

Provides comprehensive reference, research, advisory, evaluative and instructional services to individuals and groups. Responds to a full range of complex or difficult inquiries, including those in new or highly specialized fields of knowledge and those involving historical materials that are difficult to identify or locate.

Plans and implements acquisitions projects. Applies extensive knowledge of acquisitions policies and research trends to implement or modify standard library practices related to acquisitions of a wide variety of library materials.

Selects new materials in all formats for the collection. Makes authoritative evaluations and recommendations on new collection items and source selection in multiple subject areas and in all formats. Prepares justifications for acquiring new or additional materials. Determines the need for new subscriptions and renewals. Participates in efforts to acquire items by gift. Examines unsolicited materials to determine whether they should be added to the library’s collection.

Prepares research guides and bibliographic aids on specific topics of recognized client interest and in broad, multi-faceted subjects based on research and analysis in a recognized academic field or area of specialization. Responds to a full range of complex or difficult research inquiries.

Position: Public Services Assistant
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $53,105 – $69,035

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Public Service Division, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 435391.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The incumbent will work a fixed schedule (8:30am to 5:00pm) The work schedule will include Saturday reading room hours on a rotational basis.

Duties

The Public Services Assistant reports to the Law Library Reading Room Operations Officer, and is responsible for (1) providing a broad range of legal collections maintenance and management tasks, including shelving, shifting, processing, superseding, updating, filing pocket-parts and supplementary pamphlets, and maintaining the orderly appearance and arrangement of the Reading Room’s 70,000 volume reference collection; (2) providing basic information and equipment usage assistance to the Law Library Reading Room’s and Microform Room’s clients; and (3) assembling information packets and maintaining a stock of research guides for Reading Room clients.

Following library rules, procedures, and operations, maintains legal collections. Sorts, arranges, organizes, collates and re-shelves collections to various locations within the Law Library Reading Room, including public reference shelves, Desk reference shelves, and caged collections using standard shelving arrangement and local protocols.

Regularly shelf-reads and provides shelf-reading oversight of the Law Library Reading Room collections to ensure that (1) each item is in proper location on the shelf; (2) superseded, inappropriate or other problems with the collections are identified, addressed and resolved; and (3) the collections are neat and orderly in appearance.

Recognizes and solves problems, inconsistencies, and errors with the Law Library collections. Identifies and resolves problems associated with items being integrated into or being de-accessioned from the Law Library Reading Room reference collections. Withdraws materials in need of rebinding and re-labeling, forwarding them per instructions.

Assists in developing work methods to expedite loose-leaf filing ensuring their currency for reference and research purposes. Participates in the maintenance and/or oversees the maintenance of loose-leaf publications. Files loose-leaf pages in the proper binders according to printed instructions provided by the publisher. Substitutes revised pages or entire sections for outdated material or makes changes in filing sequence as specified by publishers.

Using judgment and following rules, procedures, and operations, accessions, de-accessions and otherwise processes law library collections. Distinguishes the type and nature of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of Law Library items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for and utilizes spreadsheet software to record and prepare statistical reports. Using large bibliographic databases, verifies holdings and assignments of Law Library collections.

Is responsible for enforcing the Library’s collection security policies by monitoring and ensuring collection processing work areas and caged collections are properly secured at all times. Participates in other collection security initiatives, including monitoring client usage of Law Library’s collections to ensure they are not damaged or otherwise compromised.

Observes and arranges for the secure handling of materials. Assists clients with the use of the library’s resources including the use of the library’s bibliographic reference sources.

Utilizing public service skills, provides operational information to clients about specialized programs, reader registration procedures, physical layout, and directions to other library locations.

Utilizing registration software, verifies the credentials of clients using the Law Library Reading Room when placing orders for materials from the closed stacks, and monitors clients usage to ensure materials are properly handled and not damaged.

Position: Research Librarian (Energy and Environment)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $78,592 – $102,166

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian to join its Resources, Science, and Industry Division, which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry.

Duties

The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on the areas of energy and environmental policy. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in energy and environment are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in data science and/or public policy.

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

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

Research Librarian duties include:

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

Responds to congressional and internal requests for information related to issues requiring in-depth knowledge of the context/background of the issue, and for information that is difficult to find and/or requires filtering/synthesis. Utilizes specialized knowledge to prepare responses to requests and develop and execute research methodologies for specialized topics.

Develops and maintains knowledge of research resources. Identifies, tests, and evaluates new, specialized research resources; performs market analyses on competing resources; and recommends specialized information resources and research materials for purchase or renewal.

Provides orientation and training/instruction to congressional clients, colleagues, and peers on research methods and research resources.

The position description number for this position is 336982.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime or compflex work schedule.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $64,957 – $84,441

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Hebraic Section, African and Middle East Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012535.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Candidates with reading knowledge of Yiddish are encouraged to apply.

Duties

Reviews various brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition to develop collections in areas of subject of geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and writing systems.

Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation, and service of materials.

Monitors the condition of collection materials to ensure adherence to established preservation standards and specifications. Brings deteriorating items and those with special needs to the attention of division management. Orients users and explains procedures and regulations governing use and handling of materials in the collection.

Provides reference and instruction to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, or from written requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily-accessible, i.e., found in the Library’s collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures.

Provides in-person and telephone reference services in a reading room. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not
readily accessible.

Coordinates the acquisition of items of limited technical complexity, or those easily acquired. Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify out-of-scope materials.

Maintains liaison with recommending officers and subject specialists to coordinate acquisition of materials. Provides proper purchasing information and correct bibliographic identification to dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, exchange partners, etc. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials.

Identifies foreign and international print and electronic resources in a field of specialty to address user needs that are easily determined from interviews or written requests. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Prepares and updates standard guides to specialized collections and resources.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Collections Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $78,592 – $102,166

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is locate in the Metadata and Stewardship Section, Geography And Map Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher And Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 435970.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a fulltime flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The position requires a knowledge of a specialized subject or field of endeavor. In addition, since materials in libraries are often in foreign languages, applicants must have a proficient knowledge of one or more foreign languages. For such positions, applicants must meet requirements that are directly related to the subject matter or language of the specialization. These requirements are in addition to the basic professional library science requirements that apply to all positions. However, these requirements may be included in or supplemental to those specified for all positions. The following specializations are authorized: cartography, geography, and the Arabic, Persian, Russian, Slavic, Germanic, Oriental, Semitic, or Romance languages.

The position serves as a Collections Librarian located in the Metadata and Stewardship Section (MSS), Geography and Map (G&M) Division, Special Collections Directorate (SCD) within the Researcher and Collections Services (RCS) service unit in that Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (Library), and reports to the Supervisor, MSS.

The incumbent is responsible for implementing collections projects, studies and surveys for G&M, concentrating in the areas of security, preservation, inventory control and space management. Provides bibliographic control of the Library’s collections and leadership to the Library and information communities in the development of archival materials cataloging theory and practice; and catalogues a variety of materials including atlases, maps, microforms, relief models, globes, manuscripts and archives, electronic resources, in many different languages and in an electronic environment. Performs assignments consistent with the mission of MSS, especially relating to the organization, preservation, storage, and security of the collections.

Projects include, but are not limited to, security needs, future space needs, or arrearage reduction projects. Working with higher graded staff, implements plans for the accomplishment of archival collections and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) management. Performs work in maintaining vault collections and special archival collections. As assigned, sorts cartographic and archival materials to be transferred to proper storage destinations, and may recommend transfer to storage destinations; completes routine correspondence and performs routine coordination with other staff. Performs tasks in accessions of incoming collections to be cataloged including gifts, transfers, and purchases. Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging and accessioning process.

With supervision, establishes personal and corporate names for inclusion in the name authority file. Uses Machine Readable Cataloguing (MARC) format and other current technologies to create preliminary bibliographic records and upgrade those records to full-level descriptions for archival collections. Analyzes and organizes specialized information to determine its subject content and relationship to the existing collections in order to determine the appropriate primary and secondary access points. Assigns appropriate subject headings. Performs assignments in developing inventories and definitive analytical finding aids for special collection holdings to maintain, service and secure unique and valuable records in cartography, geography, and geographical systems in a variety of languages and scripts.

Examples of records include, but are not limited to, early, rare and manuscript cartographic resources such as Mediterranean portolan charts, Medieval maps and the Mappa Mundi, and early American Revolution and Civil War maps. Participates in surveys of internal collections, identifying and inventorying groups of materials.

Analyzes, determines, and prioritizes preservation needs. Assesses collections and archives acquired by the library, with regard to condition, contents, scope, storage history, and other aspects pertinent to the preservation and long-term survival of the material. Monitors the quality and consistency of preservation and digital copies to ensure adherence to established archival standards and specifications. Identifies equipment and supplies required for conducting the preservation program, and develops specifications for their procurement. Coordinates with the library’s preservation research staff on the archival evaluation and testing of materials and procedures used in preserving the division’s materials.

Provides reference and research service in response to requests for information about collections on specialized subjects. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject, or cataloging problems. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside the Library.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a Washington, DC-based Am Law 100 law firm, is seeking a Research Analyst to join its Research & Information Services Department. The position is based in the Washington, DC office.

The Research Analyst will be responsible for incoming reference and research requests and will participate in the general professional research services program of the Department.

Responsibilities

  • Perform legal and legislative research in support of the firm’s diverse practices, ensuring that questions and projects are understood, that best sources are consulted, and that research is conducted cost efficiently and effectively.
  • Perform non-legal, factual background research – on corporations, industries, individuals, events, etc. – cost efficiently in support of cases and firm matters.
  • Analyze research results and exercise professional judgment about relevance of research materials and their inclusion in the results delivered to requesting attorneys.
  • Communicate results in a targeted, concise response (oral or written), appropriate to each particular request.
  • Participate in additional departmental initiatives including monitoring and current awareness service, training of attorneys and staff, collection and database evaluation, and other special projects as needed.
  • Provide deliverables to clients, directly, on request, including newsletters and regular updates.
  • Operate successfully as a member of the RIS team, working on projects both independently and jointly, as appropriate; delegating secondary tasks to paraprofessionals; offering assistance and guidance where necessary; and following departmental protocols and policies.
  • Participate in the shared rotation of reference duties.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent work experience.
  • JD preferred.
  • Knowledge of standard legal research and specialized sources.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Success Factors

  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Self-management skills.
  • Intellectual curiosity

Work Environment

  • Non-smoking environment.
  • Able to work in a hybrid work environment. Two days a week in the office from 9:00 – 5:30pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Must be available to work beyond regular hours, including some weekends and evenings
  • Must be accessible remotely.
  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines and stressful situations
  • Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds
  • Must be able to comply with all safety requirements in our workplace, which may include provision of proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 and adherence to other safety protocols implemented

Please apply here: https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=422

Steptoe & Johnson LLP is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any basis proscribed by applicable statutes.

Position: Senior Research Analyst
Location: Vinson & Elkins

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

As part of the Research & Knowledge Services department, the Senior Research Analyst position is responsible for providing high-level research on legal and non-legal topics to attorneys and staff in all locations, training attorneys and staff on electronic resources, evaluating the value and benefit of current and proposed resources, leading departmental initiatives, and creating, adding and organizing content on the firm’s intranet.

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary

  • Conduct all facets of legal and non-legal research using appropriate print and online sources. Work together with other Research Analysts to provide quality coverage to all offices.
  • Lead special projects and initiatives as assigned by the Director of Research & Knowledge Services.
  • Train attorneys and staff on cost-efficient use of electronic resources.
  • Lead formal orientations of department services to new hires.
  • Schedule regular individual and group trainings on firm resources. Alert users to changes and enhancements in the products.
  • Create online research guides on various subjects. Organize and enhance content to assist users in finding information on the firm’s intranet and ILS portal.
  • Assist practice groups with the organization of documents and links on their intranet sites.
  • Evaluate new products as necessary and make recommendations for the purchase of resources based on the needs of practice areas and business development.
  • Work with RKS Operations Manager to identify possible new acquisitions, changes to print needs, and assist with the weeding and maintenance of office libraries.
  • Assist with maintaining subscription access information and ensuring complaince with license agreements.
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and resources, particularly those dealing with artificial intelligence and document automation.
  • Work with contract and part-time assistants to ensure print resources are maintained.

Secondary

Perform additional duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

  • Working Conditions
  • Job is performed in a typical office environment, but is subject to time pressures and constraints, and is often dependent on input from others.
  • Occasional overtime is required.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Master of Library Science or Information Studies from an accredited university.
Experience: Five years of research experience in a law firm, corporate or academic law library.
Special Knowledge: Understanding of legal, business, electronic information sources and research methods. Knowledge of online legal and non-legal services, service providers, and library operations.
Technical Skills: Familiarity with library catalog software, legal research resources, and SharePoint. Proficient in Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Intelligize, VitalLaw, and Deal Point Data.
Attributes: Ability to answer requests in a timely manner; gather analyses and deliver information quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively; capable of working with a diverse client base and practice group changes; ability to manage multiple projects at one time and to prioritize and organize effectively; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Other Qualifications: Ability to work well and deal tactfully with people in high-pressure situations.

Position: Librarian
Location: DC History Center
Salary: $64,000 – $68,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

About the DC History Center

Established in 1894 and located at the Carnegie Library in Downtown, the DC History Center is a community-supported nonprofit organization, which deepens understanding of our city’s past to connect, empower, and inspire. It collects, interprets, and shares the history of our nation’s capital through research and scholarship, adult programs, youth education, and exhibits. We seek to do this work as a welcoming and inclusive community that fosters curiosity and nurtures civic engagement to strengthen the District for all. For more information visit dchistory.org.

Position Summary

The DC History Center is operated by a full-time staff of 10, who work closely with the Board of Trustees, students, and volunteers. The Librarian serves the public by providing access to the non-circulating collections of the DC History Center. They are responsible for leading library and research programs and managing reference services. The Librarian reports to the Deputy Director and works in close collaboration with the Collections Manager, the Education Manager, and the Program Manager (who also report to the Deputy Director). This position is Monday – Friday, with some weekend and evening hours for DC History Center or Library programs.

Requirements

Primary Responsibilities

Manage the Kiplinger Research Library

  • Open and close the Kiplinger Research Library on researcher days, prepare the library for other events and programs.
  • Welcome, register, and assist library researchers according to outlined procedures.
  • Instruct researchers in the use of library resources.
  • Ensure that library procedures are followed, specifically to ensure the security and preservation of library and archival materials.
  • Manage paperwork and data entry for library services transactions.
  • Collect user information and statistics and identify ways to improve the research experience for library researchers.
  • Identify and acquire newly published books for the library
  • Manage the expense and revenue budget for the library.
  • Support fundraising for library-based initiatives.

Manage Research Services

  • Answer researcher queries and reference questions in person, email, and phone, using professional techniques for analyzing questions and searching resources within the library, including all Special Collections formats and electronic resources.
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of reference volunteers and interns, overseeing reference services work and long-term projects.
  • Pull and re-shelve requested photographs, books, manuscripts, maps, vertical files and other collections materials; fulfill copy orders.
  • Manage orders for image reproduction; conduct internal and external copyright permission research for publication requests; and manage paperwork and data entry for library services transactions.

Maintain Public Access to Library and Collections

  • Create and manage the creation of library resources and research guides.
  • Assist in the fulfillment of the DC History Center’s collection commitments.
  • Support updates to the collection management database to ensure up-to-date and accurate information about collections.
  • Develop content for and teach library orientations and related programs for various audiences.
  • Support staff and interns to advance the DC History Center’s social media presence according to established guidelines to regularly promote the library and collections.

General

  • Participate in strategic thinking and DEIA practices.
  • Collaborate with the Education and Program managers to support educational and other programs as they intersect with library and collections.
  • Assist with “all hands” events, such as DC History Center fundraising events.
  • Attend staff meetings and program meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from a graduate library school accredited by the American Library Association with at least a year of related work experience; OR related graduate degree with experience in special collections libraries and archival theory and
  • A minimum of two years of hands-on experience with archival or library collections.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in combating archival erasure, restorative collection description practices, and other tenets of critical librarianship/archival practice strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with Pastperfect software is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and supervise volunteers and part-time staff required.
  • Excellent reference skills and ability to relate to researchers of all ages.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Social media experience.
  • Comfort with public speaking and instruction with high school audiences and above.
  • Demonstrated ability to work self-directed yet with a collaborative style.
  • Ability to climb ladders, bend and stoop to access and move collection enclosures and lift archival boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Skill in all typical computer applications and equipment required; facility with Google workspace preferred; understanding of new and emerging technologies expected.
  • Demonstrated experience with local history collections, and with DC history specifically, desired.

Scheduling

The DC History Center is on a hybrid schedule, with on-site presence required two-three days per week, including Tuesday and Thursday, which is also when the Kiplinger Research Library is open for appointments. The Librarian may work remotely for two-three days per week. Some evening and weekend work is required, typically for public programs.

Compensation and Benefits

The starting salary is $64,000 – $68,000 depending on experience. Competitive benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance; life and short-term and long-term disability insurance; and 403(b) plan with employer match. The DC History Center also offers vacation, sick, personal, and limited paid parental leave. Central downtown location easily accessible from all Metro lines.

Applications and Inquiries

Applicants should submit a letter of interest including salary requirement and resume at www.dchistory.org/about/employment/. The position is open until filled. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

The DC History Center is an equal opportunity employer

One Position: Maryland

Position: Cataloger II
Location: Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $46,658

Originally posted on MLA Jobline.

Vacancy Number: 2023-499
Responsibilities: Performs original and complex copy of cataloging to create MARC bibliographic records for all formats of library materials
-Interprets and applies the Dewey Decimal, local call number schemes and Library of Congress subject and genre headings
-Searches databases such as OCLC and vendor websites for existing descriptive metadata
-Enhances, edits and corrects existing metadata according to local and national standards
-Pre-catalogs materials before arrival to assist in production goals of Technical Services
-Investigates and resolves cataloging concerns and answers questions for library staff
-Maintains authority records and performs needed authority work in the database
-Maintains foreign language collections, specifically Korean, Russian, and Spanish
-Maintains digital historical collection and may supervise staff for that unit
-Answers customer research questions about the digital historical photograph collection, including fair use availability
Requirements: MLS from an ALA accredited school and one (1) year of cataloging experience of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and four (4) years of progressively responsible cataloging experience with successful completion of the Library Associates Training Institute (LATI) within two (2) years of date of hire
-Two (2) years of archival experience and digital storage management preferred
-Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. and push/pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 lbs.
-Must be able to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch for extended periods of time
-Must be able to read small print
-Must be able to use a computer for extended periods of time
-Must be able to sit for extended periods of time
Salary Range: $46,658-Starting Salary
Application Process: https://jobs.bcpl.info/Careers/Careers.aspx?req=2023 499&type=JOBDESCR
Closing Date: 1/19/23

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,368 – $172,075

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Hebraic Unit, African and Middle East Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012792.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Duties

The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress seeks a dynamic, innovative thought leader to direct its Jewish/Hebraic Studies department. The successful applicant will play a vital role in stewarding the collection and shaping acquisition, outreach, and research priorities. The successful applicant will manage and grow section staff to include high-level subject matter experts, emerging professionals, and technicians. S/he/they will aid in developing a successor generation of Jewish Studies librarians through the appointment of residents, fellows, and interns. The successful applicant will pursue philanthropic support, serve as an ambassador for the collection, and position the Hebraic Section to achieve even greater reach and impact as a preeminent research center for Jewish life and culture.

Supervises the work of the Section’s staff. Plans the work of the Section, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures. Supervises and participates in the preparation of reports, translations, bibliographies, exhibits, web pages and other information products of the Section. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative 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 conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.

Plans, establishes, and directs a library reference program to provide information about the region. Oversees all reference services provided by the section’s staff. On assignment, supervises staffing of the division’s reading room and administers the policies and regulations concerning security and access to the collections. Collaborates with other Library staff and outside partners in developing and providing access to library resources through the web and by other means. Participates in the implementation and evaluation of reference and public service policies, procedures, and publications. Implements new reference services and techniques to improve and expand services. Meets with researchers and analyzes questions and requirements in depth and detail and suggests search strategies. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources, including experts both inside and outside the Library, to assist readers and to develop domestic and international resources for obtaining future information.

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, and develop important and/or innovative policies affecting the process and funding of acquisitions from and relating to the area of the section’s responsibility. Oversees staff making authoritative recommendations for the acquisition of materials in all languages, formats and subjects of relevance to the study of the region, including legal, audiovisual, and electronic items. Ensures the comprehensiveness and accessibility of collections within the scope of the section. Conducts a continuous survey of all relevant Library collections in all appropriate languages for the purpose of creating and maintaining the highest possible level of resources for the study of the region. Maintains relations with potential donors, government agencies, scholars, publishers and other sources for the purpose of bringing appropriate materials to the Library by purchase, gift, exchange or other means to enrich and diversify the collections. Evaluates offers of gifts for compatibility with library acquisition policies and recommends acceptance or rejection.

Plans and produces public programs, exhibits, seminars, and colloquia on the region, bringing attention to research developments and collections of interest to both scholars and the general public. Under the guidance of the Division Chief, may be responsible for cultivating relations with potential donors and securing funds for acquisitions, public programs, exhibits, and other activities related to the section’s geographic area.

Reviews and analyzes major issues in information research and dissemination as they apply to providing information about the region. Provides highly specialized research for the use of Congressional clients, the courts, national security agencies and other researchers inside and outside the Library. Prepares definitive and highly complex reports, responses to inquiries, and research products using knowledge as a recognized authority in field of expertise. Prepares the most technically complex responses to inquiries, utilizing an expert-level depth and breadth of subject area knowledge and position as recognized scholar, expert, author, or source of information on a given subject or subjects.

Position: Archivist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $64,957 – $122,459

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Serves as an Archivist in the Archival Operations Division within the Legislative Archives, Presidential Libraries and Museum Services office. In compliance with NARA policies, standards, and procedures, the incumbent is responsible for planning, performing, and monitoring all archival functions for the textual, audiovisual, and electronic records of several Vice Presidential record collections.

Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Reviews records and applies appropriate restrictions in compliance with the Presidential Records Act (PRA), the Freedom of Information Act, and applicable executive orders.
  • Recognizes the complexity associated with applicability of multiple restrictions and recommends appropriate steps to address such complexity.
  • Recommends appropriate housing, storage, and handling for records transferred to the legal and/or physical custody of the National Archives and Records Administration, in accordance with NARA preservation policies and guidelines.
  • Contributes significantly to the planning of a finding aids program that facilitates discovery and use of a complex body of records.
  • Develops and delivers responses to non-routine reference requests that draw upon a broad knowledge of records, involve multiple sources of information, employ innovative research techniques, or require interpretation of complex rules or procedures.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Joint Base Andrews
Salary: $20/Hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

About the position: This position will be assigned to the The library on Andrews AFB.
This Is a Regular-Full time position with benefits.

Duties

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

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11800164

Position: Outreach & Evening Librarian
Location: Hoover Library – McDaniel College
Salary: $40,000 – $46,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Associate Director, the Outreach & Evening Librarian is responsible for making a positive impact through outreach and promotional activities, managing the library’s social media presence, and providing reference and instructional services. The librarian provides evening reference services and ensures student staff support and oversight of the library’s evening operations. This position is required to work an evening and weekend schedule which is typically 1 pm-9 pm Sunday through Thursday. Some variation in schedule based on library hours that correspond with the academic calendar is expected, i.e., standard business hours (8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Thursday) outside of the regular academic year. Develops and manages library programs and events. Manages the library’s social media presence. Maintains internal library displays, including digital signage, event displays, and rotating book displays. Produces materials in multiple formats that promote the library and its services. Provides oversight of library operations in the evenings and on Sundays. Serves as liaison to assigned departments, providing reference services and instruction as needed. Participates in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities. Participates as a member of the library staff in order to advance the mission and goals of the Hoover Library. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements: ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science (or completion of program within 6 months of hire). Demonstrated experience with social media as a promotional tool. Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in library outreach and marketing. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work in a strongly collaborative environment and fit into the cross-functional nature and close-knit community at a small liberal arts college. Ability to successfully lead and complete a wide scope of projects. Commitment to professional development and service excellence. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Demonstrated experience with universal and accessible design principles (using applications such as Adobe Suite’s Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Scribus).

Application Process: For a complete job description and to apply, please visit McDaniel College Job Posting: Outreach & Evening Librarian (interviewexchange.com). Completed applications must include the following: cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience; resume; names and contact information of three professional references; and completed job application. Review of applications begins January 25, 2023. Position remains open until filled.

Position: Head, Consortial Library Systems and Operations
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $83,000-93,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Working in a team environment, the Head of Consortial Library Systems and Operations leads a team of Systems Librarians and staff dedicated to the shared systems and services managed by the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium and participates in the overall strategy and strategic directions for the USMAI. The Head also participates in the design, selection, implementation, maintenance, and support of applications used by the 17 member libraries that make up the consortium. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Digital Services and Technologies (DST), with work and priorities set by the Executive Director of USMAI, the Head of Consortial Library Systems and Operations works with other USMAI team members to advance USMAI strategic and operational objectives and ensures that the shared applications of the USMAI library consortium meet the information management, discovery, and workflow needs of the consortium’s libraries. The Head will direct the work of a small team of systems librarians, professional staff, and contractors, work closely with other USMAI managers and staff, and coordinate activities with other DST and USMAI managers. The successful candidate will utilize ticketing systems and other methods to track progress on work and communicate to staff working in multiple locations. The Head of Consortial Library Systems and Operations recommends policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines related to software applications, information management and workflows to the Executive Director of USMAI and the Associate Dean for Digital Services and Technologies. The Head, under the direction of USMAI leadership and in consultation with library and administrative staff throughout USMAl, will gather, evaluate, and document library users’ needs and consortial software capabilities, requirements, and opportunities. The Head will coordinate closely with consortium committees, communities, and working groups to develop and manage projects and plans that meet the consortium’s long-term and strategic goals. The incumbent is also expected to initiate, lead, and assist in the development of USMAI responses for proposals for identified opportunities, and to manage the work proposed, as directed by the Council of Library Directors of USMAI. The Head will lead and participate in the development of requests for proposals (RFPs), solicit specifications and costs from vendors and library service providers, and will lead and participate in negotiations and contract development. The incumbent will assist the xecutive Director in the management of several large-scale contracts with multiple vendors.

Requirements: Background Check Required: Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position. Minimum Qualifications-Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or a non-USA equivalent; or a graduate degree relevant to the position’s duties. Ability to lead teams in the operational management, customer support, training, documentation, and community management of products and services used by libraries. Commitment to excellent customer service and positive user experiences. Strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills. Effective interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Flexibility in a changing technological and organizational environment. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment. Strong background related to the responsibilities of the position. Knowledge of library software applications and services. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other productivity and communication applications. Demonstrated ability to define a vision for a team and bring it to fruition. A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in information technology services; a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a managerial role. Experience with commercial and/or open-source library software solutions. Experience with the library vendor and service provider marketplace, as well as knowledge and understanding of new trends and developments in the field.

Preferred: Experience with or working knowledge of consortial environments and requirements. Experience with RFP and procurement processes, contract development, and vendor negotiations. Experience with community and content management tools, and project management. Experience with customer support systems, training, and documentation. Knowledge of and experience with applying project management principles (PMP certification preferred). Experience managing software application development lifecycle. Experience delivering presentations. Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma or Primo.

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

PTK Information- Position is appointed as professional track faculty within the Faculty Specialist Ranks as established by the University of Maryland. This is a non-tenured, contractual position. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials.

Position: Resource Sharing Specialist, Lending
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $41,944

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Manages the lending of library materials to other libraries. Processes interlibrary loan requests and materials in ILLiad. Identifies and resolves problems related to ILL lending. Supervises ILL student employees and provides guidance and instruction to library support staff performing tasks related to ILL lending. Assists with improving lending policies, procedures, and workflows. Provides assistance to staff at other library institutions and UMD Libraries’ users. Volume for these services is closely tied to the academic calendar.

Requirements: Background Check Required: Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

Minimum Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience. One year of experience directly related to the primary duties of the position. Preferred: Experience working in an academic library. Experience in leading and training student assistants or other employ.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Required: Knowledge of the mission and role of college or university library and its primary customers. Ability to learn and apply contemporary library terminology and functions. General knowledge of traditional and emerging practices for describing and organizing information resources. Understanding and ability to apply library and university computing policies and practices that help ensure information quality, integrity, and security. Ability to apply and enforce U.S. Copyright laws and current trends related to access and use of information resources. Knowledge of basic principles of quality customer service, teamwork, and conflict resolution. Ability to work independently and exercise initiative in applying rules, procedures, and instructions. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.

Preferred: Familiarity using ILLiad, OCLC WorldShare, and/or RapidILL. Familiarity operating multifunction printers and scanners. Foreign language skills are beneficial.

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Program Manager Librarian
Location: Zimmerman Associates, Inc.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

ZAI is seeking to hire a Program Manager to join our team located in Washington, DC. They will be responsible to meet all deadlines and ensure all project obligations are met to assure quality control.

Required include:

  • Minimum of two-year (2) years’ experience managing a large-scale cataloging or processing collections materials project.
  • Minimum of two-year (2) years’ experience or understanding of cataloging using Library of Congress Classification, AACR and RDA procedures; and
  • Minimum of two-year (2) years’ experience cataloging in multiple foreign languages
  • Plan, monitor, and review workflow in processing of a large cataloging in multiple languages project
  • Oversee that the appropriate volumes are processed to meet daily deliverables
  • Ability to plan and maintain an even workflow and manage production projects
  • Interact effectively with the government as well as staff members
  • Acquire the ability to train and review the work of others
  • Possess the ability to address performance and personnel issues
  • Exhibit good interpersonal skills to include both written and oral communications

Requirements

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or an associate degree required
  • MLS preferred or Archival Science degree
  • Management experience required
  • Two-years experience working with integrated library system, preferably Voyager will provide quality assurance
  • Experience cataloging materials in various languages.
  • Have good written and oral communication skills: and
  • Must possess the ability to compile statistical data to produce daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports of work reviewed preferred

Position: Legislative Research Analyst
Location: Arnold & Porter

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Research Services Department (formerly the Library) of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Legislative Research Analyst to join our energetic, creative, and global service team. This position is fully remote, but the employee must live within a commutable distance to the Washington, DC office.

Under the direction of the firmwide Research Services management team, Research Analysts respond to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel in all Arnold & Porter offices. Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, curated news preparation, collection development, and other department activities.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform legislative and regulatory reference and research services in all jurisdictions and across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Provide legislative and regulatory tracking services by developing requests and monitoring results. Create and maintain targeted current awareness alerts and feeds by combining expert knowledge of one or more legislative subject areas with knowledge of methods for organizing, accessing, and disseminating information.
  • Serve as a liaison to practice groups and other designated constituencies to offer targeted research, training and product support and serves as the department’s expert in legislative and regulatory research and other select subjects and industries.
  • Participate in collection development activities, reviewing resources, products, and tools, making recommendations as appropriate, and promoting their use.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to perform legal, business, and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Help plan, develop tools and documentation, and participate in orientation and training sessions.
  • Maintain awareness of new products, research tools and emerging technologies relevant to legislative research services.
  • Actively participate in Department and other internal Firm meetings.
  • Promote the services of the Department firmwide.
  • Participate in, or lead, special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s in Library Science, Political Science, or equivalent degree from an accredited university or Juris Doctor.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience with the legislative and regulatory process, at least two at the federal level; extensive research experience; law firm experience strongly preferred.
  • Highly developed understanding of the federal legislative process and knowledge of government documents and sources including the networks, protocols, and procedures of Capitol Hill.
  • Superior ability to analyze information and evaluate new research products meant for legislative/ regulatory work.
  • Working knowledge of legal research methods, and the ability to assess and utilize the best, most cost-effective and efficient research tools.
  • Ability to master new research tools in an expedited timeframe.
  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, CCH Cheetah, HeinOnline, and ProQuest.
  • Thorough competency with relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong collaboration skills along with the ability to manage multiple and complex research projects–often on tight deadlines–while attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with the Quest ticketing system a plus.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Archivist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $94,199 – $145,617

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Office of the Chief Operating Officer (C), Research Services (R), Special Access and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program (RF) serving as an archivist. The Special Access and FOIA Program is responsible for the physical and intellectual control of records of all closed Independent Counsels, the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Assassination Records Collection, and other sensitive records.

Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Perform line-by-line review of records pursuant to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), making final release decisions relating to security classification, personal privacy, law enforcement issues, and other relevant access statutes.
  • Conduct research and analyze FOIA case law, including landmark Appellate and Supreme Court decisions. Interpret and implement laws and policies ensuring each situation is applicable to the policy of the agency and each interpretation is legally supportable. Serve as a technical authority in interpreting decisions made by the Department of Justice and the Courts, assessing their impact upon NARA FOIA policy in accordance with specific requests.
  • Serve as an official NARA representative in dealing with other agency officials, including legal counsels, FOIA officers, and other FOIA specialists, in order to resolve complex access issues.
  • Perform reference services that require an in-depth knowledge of the records of the Program and of the access provisions governing them, a broad familiarity with the history and mission of the originating agencies, and a detailed understanding of the significance of these records to the history of the United States.

Position: Archivist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $63,633 – $119,964

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration, Barack Obama Library. The incumbent will serve as an Archivist in a Presidential Records Act (PRA) Library and is responsible for planning, performing and monitoring all archival functions in a variety of media, establishing work priorities, and ensuring that priorities and work assigned to the archival staff are completed in compliance with NARA policies, standards, and procedures.

Duties
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Processing/Review for Restrictions on Access: Work independently in identifying, arranging and reviewing both non-classified and national security classified presidential records in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
  • Reference: Independently provide reference service in response to regular and complex e-mail, phone, and written requests for information regarding the Library’s textual, electronic, and non-textual holdings.
  • Arrangement: Plan and direct the arrangement of presidential records, federal records, and donated materials.
  • Description and Documentary Publications: Assess researcher and archival needs and determine priorities for developing finding aids for records processed systematically and records processed in response to FOIA requests.
  • Administration: Assist with the preparation of the quarterly narrative and statistical report, and the FOIA and declassification statistics.
  • Acquisitions: Accession pre-presidential, presidential records, post-residential textual and non-textual materials, and materials from other donors.

Position: Collections Strategies Archivist
Location: Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $50,000 – $60,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

NATURE OF WORK

This position is dedicated to ensuring and improving access to archival materials in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) with a special focus on accessioning, including developing strategies for processing. This work is critical to facilitating ways for students, faculty, and researchers around the world to discover the rich and varied material in these collections.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Special Collections and University Archives, the person in this position joins a collaborative and dynamic team responsible for accessioning, processing, and providing access to Special Collections materials in all formats. The Collection Strategies Archivist is responsible for accessioning workflows and ensures that all collections have a baseline of physical and intellectual control in a timely and efficient manner. The person in this position will be responsible for overseeing large and complex accessioning and/or processing projects for a variety of formats. This position works actively with colleagues in SCUA and the Research and Academic Services (RAS) Division to manage and maintain physical space for both on and offsite material.

For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Teleworking eligible according to University of Maryland Libraries guidelines.

Required

Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or a non-USA equivalent; or a graduate degree relevant to the position’s duties.

Preferred

Specialization in archives and digital curation.

EXPERIENCE (Be specific, indicate the minimum years of experience and skills needed):

Required

  • Minimum of 2 years working in special collections or archives.
  • Experience accessioning, arranging, and describing archival material.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, especially efficient processing strategies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library content management systems.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently.
  • Ability to plan, manage, and complete multiple, concurrent projects.

Preferred

  • Experience using ArchivesSpace.
  • Familiarity with archival standards such as DACS and EAD.
  • Experience supervising students, interns, and/or volunteers.

FACULTY REQUIREMENTS

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

Position: Digital Experience Assistant Manager
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $57,050 – $105,127

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Responsible for collaborative ongoing maintenance, support, and content creation for the Anne Arundel County Public Library’s (AACPL) websites, Library Foundation website and Intranet in alignment with AACPL’s vision, mission, and strategic goals. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with customers, vendors, library staff and teams. Coordinate and execute design specifications and content, deployment, and assessment of web pages in conjunction with Marketing and Communications, Information Technology, Virtual Services, and Library Leadership.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree and three year’s work experience in libraries and of website and content design, including website structure, maintenance and management using a content management system (need not be concurrent). Experience developing and maintaining modern SharePoint sites strongly preferred.

Special Requirement for non-MLS candidates: Completion of Library Associate Training Institute within two years following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years. Preferred Qualifications: A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution.

Special Requirement for MLS candidates: Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Application Process: TO APPLY: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page Recruitment (adp.com). Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., January 11, 2023.

Position: Librarian I, Children’s (NLS)
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $46,499

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is looking for individuals who are passionate and eager to deliver services and programs to children and youth at the Brooklyn library location in the Neighborhood Library Services Division.

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

  • Answer reference and information questions for children and youth.
  • Plan and implement book-talks, storytelling, and programs for specific age-level customers.
  • Perform reference and reader’s advisory services. Assist all customers with catalog, databases, and other computer programs.
  • Recommend material for purchase. Prepare special reports on age-level activities.
  • Attend professional meetings, serve on committees, and read professional literature. Maintain ongoing knowledge of age-level literature and developments in the field.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Requirements: MLS or MLIS from a college or university accredited by ALA. Intermediate proficiency with automated systems, electronic databases, and World Wide Web resources. Intermediate level proficiency with MS Word.
Desired Qualifications – A children and youth subject interest or specialty.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities-Ability to speak and work effectively with the public, especially children and youth. Knowledge of children’s reading interests. Commitment to and understanding of effective community library service in an urban environment. Awareness of socio-economic conditions and trends affecting youth in urban areas. Ability to plan, stimulate and implement age-level programs. Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office and automated databases. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, Saturdays, and some Sundays.

Application Process: https://tinyurl.com/Librarian-I-Childrens

Position: Cataloger II
Location: Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $46,658

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

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

Schedule:

This is a full time position working 40 hours a week. All library Technical Services staff may be required to work evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year as a part of the normal work schedule.

Job Summary:

Performs original and copy cataloging under the general supervision of the Head Cataloger for both print and non-print materials in accordance with current cataloging standards, including local BCPL practices. Provides database maintenance, authority control and support for library staff. May serve as coordinator for the system’s digital historical photograph collection. Demonstrates leadership qualities and is responsible for advanced cataloging tasks.

  • Performs original and complex copy of cataloging to create MARC bibliographic records for all formats of library materials
  • Interprets and applies the Dewey Decimal, local call number schemes and Library of Congress subject and genre headings
  • Searches databases such as OCLC and vendor websites for existing descriptive metadata
  • Enhances, edits and corrects existing metadata according to local and national standards
  • Pre-catalogs materials before arrival to assist in production goals of Technical Services
  • Investigates and resolves cataloging concerns and answers questions for library staff
  • Maintains authority records and performs needed authority work in the database
  • Maintains foreign language collections, specifically Korean, Russian, and Spanish
  • Maintains digital historical collection and may supervise staff for that unit
  • Answers customer research questions about the digital historical photograph collection, including fair use availability

Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible

Job Requirements:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited school and one (1) year of cataloging experience of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and four (4) years of progressively responsible cataloging experience with successful completion of the Library Associates Training Institute (LATI) within two (2) years of date of hire
  • Two (2) years of archival experience and digital storage management preferred
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. and push/pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to read small print
  • Must be able to use a computer for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time

Please Note: This position closes on January 19, 2023

Applicants for this position will remain in consideration for any Cataloger II position openings within the next six months and do not need to reapply

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, and 7 personal days per year, as well as, subsidized healthcare options, pension eligibility, and other related benefits.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian
Location: United States Army Futures Command
Salary: $74,950 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for STRL Mission Support Positions to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.
About the Position: You will serve as a Librarian for the ARL Technical Library providing professional Librarian services.
The pay band DJ-03 Cat 2 is equal to the former GS-11 step 1 through the GS-13 Step 10.

Duties

Provide professional Librarian services at the Adelphi site of the ARL Technical Library, including, but not limited to:

  • reference and referral services, staff training on the use of digital resources, electronic resource maintenance and evaluation,
  • cataloging in all formats, including classified and unclassified technical reports,
  • collection development, interlibrary loan services, technical services, and physical maintenance of facility.

Position: Materials Selector
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $51,870

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities At Carroll County Public Library, superior customer service is core to everything we do. This position ensures CCPL customers have the best experience possible no matter how they choose to contact us or what service they require. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success. This position performs a variety of duties in the operation of the Materials Management department in a shared collection environment, including reviewing and selecting materials, evaluating collections, and managing budget accounts; performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree;
  2. Three or more years of library associate experience;
  3. Requires 90 contact hours of approved in-service training through Library Associate Training Institute
    (LATI) within first 2 years of employment or 9 hours of formal academic course work in library science;
  4. Direct experience with materials selection in a public library setting preferred;
  5. or equivalent technical training, education, and experience.

Application Process: To apply and to see a full job description, please visit our website:
Carroll County Public Library – Apply for a Job
Online applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Monday, January 9, 2023.
Carroll County Public Library highly encourages applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire.

Position: Assistant Branch Manager I
Location: Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $50,544 – $87,210

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Professional level work in providing library services including reference, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages. Work requires maintaining considerable expertise in the use of information technology including, but not limited to, databases, email, downloadable e-books, e-audio and the internet. Acts as part of branch’s management team and assists in the management of branch operations and the supervision of branch staff. May assume responsibility for branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of Branch Manager.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree and three year’s work experience in a library or educational setting. One year of supervisory experience.
Special Requirement for non-MLS candidates: Completion of Library Associate Training Institute within two years following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science or master’s degree in related field and one year of work experience in library or educational setting. One year of supervisory experience. Spanish language skills.
Special Requirement: Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Application Process: TO APPLY: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on Recruitment (adp.com). Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net.

All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., January 13, 2023.

Position: Technical Support Services Staff Supervisor
Location: The Maryland General Assembly, Department of Legislative Services
Salary: $60,544 – $82,500

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities Principal Duties: supervises library support staff, including assigning and reviewing work, providing training and guidance, overseeing time and attendance, writing, and presenting formal evaluations, planning, and directing staff meetings, and making personnel recommendations. Monitors, performs, and coordinates numerous library support activities, including delivery services, shelving, receiving materials, sorting mail, setting up equipment, etc. Plans the distribution of the Maryland Annotated Code to legislators and Department of Legislative Services staff and addresses any problems that arise in the process of distribution. Coordinates bindery services to include preparing materials for the bindery, liaising with bindery personnel, checking bindery work, and resolving problems, and determining which bound items require cataloging. Organizes and prepares inventories of materials to be sent to the Maryland State Archive. Maintains and collects information for bill files, checks for completion of files and liaises with committee staff to assure completion, and keeps files in a secure location. Manages the in-house digitization of the legislative history file collection, including preparing, organizing, and checking files prior to digitization; scanning files; performing quality control measures to correct mistakes; adding security protocols on the files; and distributing digitized files to other state libraries.

Requirements: Required: High school diploma or equivalency, college preferred; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Must have the ability to work independently or in teams and can prioritize requests to meet multiple deadlines. Must have a high level of interpersonal skills, flexibility, and adaptability. Maintains a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Access, and an ability to learn intermediate to advanced functions in various automated library systems. Must have the availability to work extended hours as needed during the 90-day legislative session from January to April. Preferred: Knowledge and familiarity with the Maryland legislature and the legislative process. Previous experience working in libraries or similar work environments.

Application Process: Email Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@mlis.state.md.us and include code 32-22. The cover letter should state the reasons for interest in the position, any relevant experience, and availability to begin work. The Department of Legislative Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in a manner that violates law, regulation, or legislative policy.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Assistant Chief, Music Division
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Music Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 432783.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

This position requires the full professional knowledge of the field of librarianship to support the functions of the position. The incumbent oversees the Library’s specialized music collection, which fulfills the mission of the agency, and of specialized archival and current library collections preserving national history. The organization supports the irreplaceable specialized music collection, and the staff achieve optimum use of the resources and facilities of the collection by promoting common services, coordinating and sharing available resources and providing continuing professional education for library and information staff.

Has responsibility as well as delegated authority for the oversight and administration of the Music Division, including responsibility for reading room management, collections management, outreach, and scholarly research. Supports the Chief in planning, leading and managing the Division’s collections, services, and programs to assure that the Division is a major contributor to national information, comprehensive knowledge and understanding of music, theater and dance, and their production and distribution, including in digital formats. With the Chief, develops the strategic plan for the division to include collections management, outreach programs, augmenting the digital collection, providing authoritative research on specialized topics of the division, and elevating the profile of the division. Advises the Chief on the oversight of the Division’s resources, including gift and trust funds, and participates in the formulation, presentation and execution of budgetary responsibilities. Provides leadership in accomplishing the Division’s mission in support of the Library’s mission.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters.

With the Chief develops policies and plans for the acquisition of important collections to ensure that the Library’s collections are of the highest caliber, represents the subject matter areas of the Division, and serves the needs of scholars. Policies relate to the appraisal of collections, plans for acquisition, conversion of materials on deposit to gifts, restrictions on use, conditions of use, and security of the collections. With the Chief establishes guidelines for the development of collections, potential relationships with materials in other parts of the Library, and the holdings of other archival institutions.

Maintains necessary liaison with officers of other divisions and units of the Library, including but not exclusive to the Development Office, Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement, Office of Communication and External Relations (OCER), Center for Exhibits and Interpretation (CEI), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Office of the Chief Operating Officer and reporting directorates, Office of the Deputy Librarian, LCSG, LCSG Operation and Financial Directorates and the Library’s unions or professional guild.

As an agency representative, promotes the Library as a repository for collections. Through contacts with individuals, foundations, and corporations, identifies donors, develops fundraising and outreach initiatives for the processing, care, research, exhibition, acquisition and publication of the collections, and for the presentation of public programs. Initiates contact and develops rapports with prospective donors to negotiate and receive gifts and bequests of funds and collections. Serves as the primary point of contact overseeing and managing all communications with donors, including acknowledgments, gift agreements, and bequests in writing and in person.

Position: Librarian – East Central Europe Section
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the East Central Europe Section, Germanic and Slavic Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Catalogs various materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the ordering process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accord with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Scandinavia, Baltic and Central Germanic Section, Germanic and Slavic Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There may be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. For example, staff selecting and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language (See attached listings of approved languages). The incumbent may use a specific foreign language to perform the following major duties:

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

Position: Library Technician (Collections)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $40,883 – $53,147

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the African and Middle Eastern Division (AMED) Near East Section.
The position description number for this position is 138324.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, maintains the collections. Arranges, sorts, and re-shelves materials returned to the stacks according to shelflist order. Continually shelf reads in assigned area to ensure each item is in proper shelflist order in the AMED stacks and AMED Reading Room.

Identifies and removes items suspected of containing errors in labeling and/or cataloging and forwards items for further determination of disposition. Withdraws materials in need of rebinding and re-labeling, forwarding them for appropriate correction. Responsible for shifting materials due to collection growth.

Orients and provides information to patrons about specialized programs, reader registration procedures, physical layout, and directions to other library locations. Answers routine directional questions. Assists readers in using computerized searching tools in the African and Middle Eastern Reading Room.

Assists patrons participating with library programs. Verifies the credentials of all visitors and monitors users to ensure they select from proper stacks of materials based on their eligibility. Maintains a high degree of tact and courtesy in dealing with visitors.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, retrieves materials in the collections. Applies judgment in retrieving materials. Receives call slips indicating call number, author, title, volume, etc., of materials requested by readers or staff in AMED. Draws on knowledge of the classification system, an understanding of the peculiarities of the system of classification in a particular class, and the meaning of different shelf markers, locates material which may have special requirements such as being in a foreign language. Checks title, author, call number, etc. against call slip. Inserts call slip in the book and necessary routing or other slips as required, and dispatches the requested material. When information is incomplete or inaccurate, seeks assistance and verifies the call number, edition and other indicia to locate the requested item.

Performs interlibrary loan functions by searching guides and shelves for material going out on loan. Examines condition of material returned and re-shelves material in the AMED stacks.

Serves as the central desk in AMED reading room, accepting call slips from readers. Reviews call slips for accuracy and completion. Identifies material housed in other custodial locations. Delivers material or status reports to the requester’s desk.

Searches and retrieves items from AMED collections needed by patrons. Performs routine searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data supporting various library functions for acquisitions and cataloging. Efficiently searches specialized online databases, such as library-related databases including LC/ILS, OCLC, or RLIN to locate records for material in hand.

Assists the library patrons in the AMED Reading Room in the use of library resources by locating materials; showing users how to find items in the public access catalog, periodical index, electronic storage files, and other finding aids. Answers a wide range of ready reference questions of a general nature. Uses knowledge of publication formats in foreign languages and of Romanization tables to perform duties involving several foreign languages, such as serials check-in or locating requested material for loan to other libraries.

Five Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Budget Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

Qualifications:

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

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities

Position: Library Resources and Training Manager
Location: WilmerHale
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

This job will be located in either Boston, DC, or Dayton, OH.

Library Resources and Training Manager oversees researching, analyzing, and evaluating the quality, accuracy, and validity of sources, print and digital. This position manages, maintains, and administers the integrated library system. Responsible for the management and oversight of the library technologies and digital subscription services. Monitors trends and developments and adopts and implements new technologies and methods.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans, directs and manages acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, training and processing of library materials (print and digital) to ensure timely flow of all materials.
  • Set and manage the budget on an ongoing basis, which will include developing a centralized approach for the management of the budget.
  • Communicates with practice groups about practice group budget, utilization data and practice group needs.
  • Monitor the development of new technology solutions, such as vendor database widgets, in order to ensure that the provision of resources continues to meet the evolving needs of WilmerHale attorneys and staff.
  • Works with Research Manager on developing training paths for all digital resources for staff and attorneys.
  • Plans training paths for individual practice departments in collaboration with Library liaisons.
  • Builds and maintains Library training page and library practice group pages in collaboration with the Research Manager and Practice Managers/Directors.
  • Assists Director with negotiations of all legal publishing contracts for all Libraries.
  • Advises Director in all aspects of collection development and management.
  • Coordinates with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of digital and print resources and making recommendations to the Director.
  • Maintain integrity of the integrated library system (ILS), leading database maintenance tasks, including working with Innovative Interfaces to configure, test, and adjust library software to meet policy and procedure requirements of the library, and to complete necessary upgrades.
  • Maintain integrity of Research Monitor, leading database maintenance tasks, including setting up new resources to be tracked, scheduled monthly reports to be run, and to complete necessary upgrades.
  • Manages the firm’s digital information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures appropriate authentication is enabled, including IP and password authentication, in compliance with associated licensing agreements, and negotiating effective renewals.
  • Assists the Director in making budget, acquisitions and deacquisitions plans based on use or the availability of digital alternatives.
  • Digital resource development: Monitors developments in digital products which may be appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources.
  • Print resource maintenance: monitors the processes of material cataloging, check-in and processing.
  • Continually assess processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service
  • Assists Director with cost recovery of paid resources.
  • Assists Director with troubleshooting client bills.
  • Oversees all satellite libraries. Coordinates library tasks with office administrator where Librarians do not work.
  • Oversees copyright compliance for attorneys and staff under the guidance of the General Counsel’s office.
  • Manages the Library Resources team and functions by:
  • Developing procedures and policies for the team.
  • Making recommendations and establishes policies which assure the integrity of collection; access tools such as the catalog, periodical holdings list, passwords lists and routed materials lists.
  • Coordinating all scheduling and assignment of duties of staff and conducts the performance evaluations of Library Resources staff.
  • Participating in the selection of new Library Resources team. Trains or oversees the training of all new resource services personnel, including contract employees and co-ops.
  • Assuring the compliance with record keeping requirements and compiles monthly statistical report for the Director.
  • Keeping abreast of professional literature and makes recommendations to improve access to the collection.
  • Participate in the activities of professional associations for personal development and to promote strong interlibrary relations.
  • Liaison with offices outside of the U.S. to offer guidance on their print and digital resources.

See the full job description and apply at: https://wilmerhale-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=1759&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=993601&company_id=16437&version=2&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=0&bystate=0&byRegion=&bylocation=NULL&keywords=library&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city=

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the U.S. Serials & Government Documents Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery And Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Manages and completes the acquisitions process for serials, electronic resources and government documents, whether through purchase, gift, government transfer or web archiving. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in information systems. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices and/or government agencies to coordinate the order process. Interacts with vendors and publishers in the acquisition of serials subscriptions and electronic resources, including negotiating license agreements. Examines requests for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, including any needed preparations for web archiving, and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to ensure cross-organizational effectiveness. Determines availability of funds, reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.

Catalogs serials, electronic resources and government documents in all formats and within established standards. Assigns subject headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Consults with supervisor and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, in coordination and collaboration with supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Identifies individual digital serials in need of cataloging and access within web archive collections. Selects government documents for collections, received through the Library’s transfer program, in accordance with established guidelines. Reviews assignments received in Library’s request for acquisitions online system and takes appropriate action to identify processing and custodial requirements, ensuring conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Offers suggestions and advice to supervisor on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with supervisor and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject, acquisitions and cataloging problems.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown Law Library Georgetown University Law Center

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Georgetown Law Library is seeking self-driven, service-oriented candidates for two Reference Librarian positions. Reference Librarians provide extensive reference service to the Law Center’s faculty and students in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The Reference Librarians are members of a diverse reference and research services staff of 16 librarians from different professional backgrounds and with wide ranging interests and areas of expertise.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reference, each Reference Librarian has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Participating on an active reference desk (including some evenings and some Sundays)
  • Conducting individual research consultations
  • Writing research guides
  • Teaching basic legal research skills to first-year students in the Legal Research and Writing program
  • Teaching specialized legal research classes (e.g., environmental law or tax law) to upper-class students
  • Serving as a liaison to one of the Law Center’s 12 student-edited journals
  • Serving as a liaison to designated faculty members to support their teaching and scholarship
  • Selecting materials for the library’s collection in assigned subject areas
  • Leading library tours and other educational programs

We welcome applications from both lateral candidates and entry-level candidates, including those graduating in May 2023. Requirements include:

J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent

The Reference Librarian positions receive annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Reference Librarians are encouraged to participate as members of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life. Reference Librarians may serve in the Faculty Senate and vote in Senate elections.

Position open until filled. Application review begins January 23, 2023. Posting and application process available on the Georgetown Career Opportunities Website (Posting – JR11818). Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document. If you have questions about the position, please contact lawlibcareers@georgetown.edu.

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.

To apply, visit https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Admin_Careers/job/Law-Center/Reference-Librarian–Georgetown-Law-Library—Georgetown-University-Law-Center_JR11818

Position: Reference & Technical Services Librarian
Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Salary: $56,000 – $65,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Librarian will assist in all aspects of library operations and will perform cataloging, reference, technical services, and participate in archives management, as well as other duties necessary to fulfill the goals and mission of the LRC. Working with the Director of the LRC, the Librarian performs duties requiring knowledge of library practices and procedures, is an ambassador for the museum in-person and via remote inquiry, and maintains dedication to the preservation, access, and creative implementation of the collection. Work priorities will change to reflect the needs of the community and the collection. Priorities for the Librarian are established by departmental goals and immediate needs as determined by the Library Director.

Major Responsibilities

Functions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing resource description, cataloging, and technical services support for the collection, including rare and unique items, artists’ books, and artist files.
  • Conducting collection management to determine cataloging priorities and bring up-to-date backlog of print materials.
  • Answering research and reference inquiries over the phone, by email, and via snail mail.
  • Overseeing reading room operations and reference desk staffing
  • Assisting with ordering LRC supplies and equipment
  • Providing reference and research services for museum staff and outside researchers.
  • Providing customer service by regularly staffing the reference desk.
  • Managing book processing and collection maintenance.
  • Managing shelving, shelf reading, creation of books displays, and library collection upkeep.
  • Collaborating with Director on collection development and acquisitions.
  • Assisting in selecting, training, and supervising interns and volunteers.
  • Supporting institutional archives by facilitating deposit and performing processing as assigned.
  • Assisting Digital Asset Manager to address digital collections originating in the library and archives. Digitizing materials.
  • Participating in collaborative problem solving and stewardship of library collections and initiatives.
  • Assisting in implementation of public programming activities, including book discussions, author talks, Wikipedia edit-a-thons, and other events.
  • Participating in professional library and bibliographic organizations by attendance at professional conferences, presentations, and publishing.

Qualifications

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art History, Museum Studies, Women Studies, or related fields with two or more years of experience (full-time or equivalent) working in a library. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills/experience:

  • Copy-cataloging or cataloging experience
  • Experience in multiple library departments
  • Enrollment in or completion of an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science Program (Highly Preferred)
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 20 lbs.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Strong research and reference services skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience of successful team collaboration in a diverse work environment and/or providing services to diverse populations
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Receptive to feedback and willingness to learn new skills
  • Desiring continuous improvement and enhancement of library skills

If much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role, even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely for an applicant to meet 100% of the qualifications for a given role, and that every candidate brings unique experience and qualifications to a role. We are excited to meet you!

Compensation:
The salary range for this position is $56,000.- to $65,000.- annually and includes a benefits package.

Please submit applications by emailing cover letter and résumé to HR@nmwa.org.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is an equal opportunity employer. To request reasonable accommodations in the application or hiring process, please notify NMWA’s Human Resources department at HR@nmwa.org.

To comply with tax and legal obligations, all candidates must reside in Maryland, DC, or Virginia. While there may be flexibility for remote/hybrid work environments, candidates must be residents of MD, DC, or VA or relocate prior to the start of employment at NMWA. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. for NMWA, without visa sponsorship by NMWA.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the first major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, the museum inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas; advocates for better representation of women artists; and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement, and social change.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Historian/Archivist (interdisciplinary)
Location: Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Salary: $74,950 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located within the Office of Information & Library Sciences, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) a component of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The incumbent is responsible for recommending and overseeing National Transportation Library (NTL) historical collection policies; acquiring, managing, and promoting materials pertinent to the history of the Department of Transportation.

The Historian/Archivist:

  • Develops and articulates policies and strategic activities for the Archives & Special Collections, in alignment with the National Transportation Library, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, OST-R, and the Department of Transportation.
  • Serves as the preservation officer for the NTL regarding all non-digital assets, including development and implementation of policies governing the organization, coordination, and expansion of the Archives & Special Collections’ preservations program. Takes primary responsibility for overseeing the general treatment of collection materials as well as a program of preventive care.
  • Conducts historical research regarding the history of transportation in general and the Department of Transportation in particular, producing papers and products for the NTL, BTS, modal administrations, and DOT leadership.
  • Represents the Archives & Special Collections in overall NTL collection development planning, including working with donors and prospective donors. Explores new areas for collection development and expands on existing collection strengths.
  • Evaluates the significance of archival material in its cultural and historical context to help create a plan of arrangement and description.
  • Disseminates information in coordination with the BTS Director of Public Affairs to provide publicity about special collections holdings and services, including development of the collections’ website.
  • Provides historical proofreading, fact checking, reviewing, editing, and historical expertise and perspective on papers, speeches, and articles produced by senior DOT leaders.
  • Promotes recognition and use of the Archives & Special Collections by coordinating publicity, offering a broad user education program that publicizes the collections both within DOT and nationally, including online exhibits, publications, presentations, instructional sessions, and other outreach activities.
  • Represents the Archives & Special Collections at professional conferences and meetings.

The ideal candidate will possess a professional understanding of modern archival theory, standards, and practices as they relate to a digital Library environment; the application and implementation of appraisal, acquisition, processing, descriptive cataloging (including the application of controlled vocabularies and ontologies), accessibility, and conservation/preservation best practices to digital, physical, and artifactual materials; and a fundamental grasp of the interface of departmental and office records management outcomes with archival holdings. The candidate will have a comprehensive grasp of historical research methodology and processes, recognition of the relative historical importance of informational assets in all formats, the ability to provide reference assistance by guiding and assisting others in their research projects, the capacity to develop and maintain clearly written guides and finding aids online using contemporary tools in accordance with national standards, and a knowledge of curatorial activities sufficient to mount timely and pertinent exhibitions, deliver programs, and promote them accordingly.

Position: Archivist
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 21 museums and the National Zoo—shaping the future by preserving heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world. This position is located in the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections (RRFAC), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution.

Duties

The Archivist of Latina/o/x History and Culture will perform collections care preservation and digitization work to increase the digital accessibility of U.S. Latina/o/x, AfroLatina/o/x, and Mestiza/o/x archival documentation.

In this position you will:

  1. Translate and review translations of archival documentation between English and Spanish and vice versa as found in papers, photos, audiovisual media, and electronic records.
  2. Contribute advisory services to identify, strategize, and write proposals and requests for allocations, in consultation with archives and curatorial staff. Work as part of a team to develop grant requests that result in receipt of funds conducted in collaboration with internal and external partners. Manages grant-funded projects and allocations that support archival work foregrounding collections that document U.S. Latina/o/x, Afro-Latina/o/x, and Mestiza/o/x cultures
  3. Process these collections to increase digital accessibility of U.S. Latina/o/x, Afro-Latina/o/x, and Mestiza/o/x archival documentation. This involves applying knowledge of current archival principles, concepts, methodology, and procedures for activities that comprise collections processing, including organization, arrangement, rehousing, description in finding aids, inventories, and cataloging, conservation interventions, and digitization, bringing logical order to the material and making it usable and accessible to source communities, scholars, researchers, CFCH staff, and the public.
  4. Apply fluency in written and spoken Spanish, along with specialized subject and cultural knowledge of the U.S. Latina/o/x, Afro-Latina/o/x, and Mestiza/o/x experience, to correct or enhance existing archival descriptions, find solutions to legacy issues such as missing or incorrect diacritics in databases, earlier versions of finding aids, and inventories, and review and revise subject headings and other descriptive language to more accurately, respectfully, and accessibly reflect the people and traditions represented in CFCH collections.
  5. Support the preservation of CFCH curatorial, departmental, and administrative records by applying CFCH’s institutionally mandated records disposition schedule covering papers, photos, audiovisual media, and electronic records in order to locate, store, transfer, and process records of enduring value.

Position: Deck Attendant
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $36,542 – $47,503

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Physical Collection Services Section, Serial And Government Publications Division, General & International Collections Directorate, Researcher And Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 130130.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The incumbent serves as a deck attendant in the Serial and Government Publications Division. Incumbent is responsible for the maintenance, services and shelving of collections housed in the Division during hours of public service. This includes retrieving materials for researchers, shelving and maintaining the serial collections of the division, and utilizing the LC ILS and other online systems. Critical to this position is the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, to produce a large quantity of work, often under sever time constraints, and to interact effectively with researchers and other users of the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room.

Following a body of standardized library rules, procedures, and operations, assists in maintaining the collections. Maintains simple records and verifies information by comparison. Collates serial material according to classification scheme appropriate for the collection. Files materials and forms in alphabetical or numerical order. Arranges, sorts, and re-shelves materials returned to the stacks according to shelflist order. Reads shelves and assures that they are properly arranged. Continually shelfreads in assigned area to ensure that each item is in proper shelflist order. Learns to use reference tools to identify materials. Handles brittle, damaged, or deteriorated material. Identifies and removes items suspected of containing errors in labeling and/or cataloging and forwards items for further determination of disposition. Withdraws materials in need of rebinding, re-labeling, and repair forwarding them for appropriate correction. Effects minor shifts necessitated by growth of collection. Participates in the maintenance of selected reading room collections, including the newspaper, periodical, or reference collections, by shelving material according to established procedures.

Following a body of standardized library rules, procedures, and operations, assists in retrieval of materials. Receives, sorts, and transmits books, serials, or other materials back to the appropriate location. Receives call slips indicating call number, title, volume, chronology, etc:, of materials requested by readers or staff. Draws upon knowledge of the classification system, an understanding of the peculiarities of more than one system of classification, and the meaning of different shelf markers, to locate material which may have special requirements such as material in a foreign language. Checks title, call number, and other indicia information against call slip. Delivers the requested material. When information is incomplete or inaccurate, seeks assistance and verifies the call number, edition and other indicia in order to locate the requested item. Locates and pulls material from shelves and reshelves material.

Assists patrons participating in standardized library programs and services. Communicates library policy regarding material retrieval to readers. Responds to directional questions posed by readers. Provides messenger services, delivering and picking up material as scheduled. Maintains a high degree of tact and courtesy in dealing with visitors.

Performs searches for routine print and non-print materials in bibliographic and copyright files, using bibliographic tools, to organize data into a catalog record as prescribed by the appropriate rules. Identifies problems and brings them to the attention of the supervisor. Inputs and updates manual or automated information systems, using other data compiled during processing.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Duties

  • Staffs the library circulation desk: answers phone, responds to customer queries, and charges/discharges materials.
  • Answers ready reference questions and assists users with the public access catalog and other finding aids.
  • Assists users with operation of automated equipment.
  • Aids staff and customers in troubleshooting electronic access issues, documenting error messages and reporting issues to library staff or vendors (depending on the nature of the error).
  • Backup to interlibrary loan: verify bibliographic citations, processes requests and sends materials to other libraries, tracking loaned and borrowed materials to insure timely return.
  • Research available online journals/databases and then print collection, prior to submitting an interlibrary loan request.
  • Support technical service staff by performing database clean up as directed by library director. Update records to include patron records, book/journal records, and SERHOLD records.
  • Maintain statistics used to document use of library spaces, services, and resources.
  • Monitor area for facilities related issues and reports to Library Director for resolution.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Caplin & Drysdale

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

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

Position: Cataloging Librarian
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a federally chartered, nonpartisan institution that was created by the US Congress to serve as America’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and an educational institution dedicated to the history and lessons of the Holocaust. The Museum seeks to educate Americans from all 50 states and all walks of life as well as international audiences. The Museum has three areas of expertise: Holocaust remembrance, Holocaust scholarship and education, and genocide prevention.

In carrying out its important memorial and educational mission, the Museum is guided by its institutional values for our workplace: Honor the memory of the victims; carry out our work with dignity, humility, integrity and respect for others; and strive for excellence through teamwork, rigor, and a culture of continuous learning. Consistent respect for others is the foundation for trust, collegiality and inclusion.

Information about the role

This position is located in the Library Branch of the Research and Reference Services Division in the David M. Rubenstein National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (the Rubenstein Institute). The United Stated Holocaust Memorial Museum Library is a specialized library dedicated to Holocaust and genocide studies. The Library’s collection consists of published materials in a wide variety of formats and languages and aims to provide the nation’s most comprehensive international collection of Holocaust-related materials. The Library provides general reference and research services to a wide variety of users, including Museum staff, scholars, educators and the general public.

The primary purpose of the position is to provide library cataloging services for researchers engaged in exploring various aspects of the Holocaust. The employee investigates and analyzes resources to perform a variety of duties related to bibliographic access (cataloging) as well as one or more library functional areas such as acquisition, collection development and digital access. The catalog librarian reports to the Chief of the Library Branch, with the position located at the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center in Bowie, Maryland.

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

Duties, and Responsibilities for the role

  • Performs original and copy cataloging, including descriptive cataloging, subject cataloging, classification assignment, and shelflisting, for published materials in a variety of languages and formats including books, serials, electronic resources, online resources, audio and video recordings, and microforms.
  • Applies current national and institutional library cataloging rules, standards, and practices, and utilizes the full range of cataloging tools to make comprehensive cataloging information pertaining to the Holocaust and genocide available to libraries and library users worldwide.
  • Applies national library cataloging and metadata standards including MARC 21, AACR2, RDA, SUDOC, LCSH, Dublin Core, MODS, and other metadata schemas as appropriate.
  • Under supervision of the Chief of the Library Branch, performs authority control and maintenance on metadata records associated with published materials.
  • Works with colleagues across the Rubenstein Institute to develop and document institutional practices regarding cataloging policies, procedures, and workflows.
  • Participates in and oversees projects to catalog special collections, develops training materials, and creates procedural documentation.
  • Reviews cataloging work of technicians, interns, volunteers, and contractors for accuracy and completeness.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding cataloging practices and performs database maintenance. Resolves and reports cataloging problems in consultation with experts within the Museum and within the broader library and research communities as needed. Maintains currency with national cataloging standards and with innovations in the functionality of cataloging systems.
  • Reports cataloging statistics to the Chief of the Library Branch.
  • Identifies print and non-print resources for the Library’s specialized collection from a variety of vendors in line with the collecting needs of the Museum and its researchers.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with potential donors and vendors located throughout and outside the United States.
  • Obtains additional information regarding material availability and purchasing terms. Evaluates resources and makes informed recommendations to the Chief of the Library Branch regarding purchase and/or suitability of material.
  • Serves as liaison for Museum staff, volunteers, visiting researchers, other libraries, the private sector, and/or research groups in order to promote the Library’s resources. Represents the Library on Rubenstein Institute committees as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
  • At least three years of experience with cataloging, authority control, and e-resource management.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one non-English European language, or Hebrew or Yiddish.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging rules and metadata standards using AACR2 and MARC 21, and relevant practical experience with non-MARC metadata in a library environment.
  • Knowledge of current bibliographic standards and models such as RDA, LCSH, LCGFT, and catalog management procedures/techniques.
  • Working knowledge of OCLC cataloging utilities and modern integrated library system applications.
  • General knowledge of the Holocaust and modern European history.
  • Strong organizational skills demonstrated by the ability to plan and execute multiple tasks and projects independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and discretion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to embrace and implement new technologies and innovative organizational practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse range of people in various circumstances.
  • Time management skills, attention to detail, and multitasking.

Preferred Qualifications Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Experience maintaining and creating name and subject authority records locally and through the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge of the Voyager integrated library system.
  • Reading knowledge of multiple non-English European languages and/or Hebrew
  • Interested applicants must send their resume and cover letter; applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 379434.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Three Position: Maryland

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

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Responsibilities

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

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Physical Capabilities

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

Qualifications

Work Environment

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

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

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

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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

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

Requirements

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

Position: Library Manager
Location: Anne Arundel Community College

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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

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

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

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

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Position duties will include:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

Qualifications:

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

Successful candidates will have:

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Towson University:

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

Application Process:

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

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

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

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

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Requirements
Qualifications:

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

Successful candidates will have:

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

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

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

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

Work Interactions

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

Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

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The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

To apply, visit https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Admin_Careers/job/Lauinger-Library-3rd-Floor/Scholarly-Communication-and-Copyright-Librarian—Georgetown-University-Library_JR13890

One Position: Maryland

Position: Technical Services Supervisor
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $57,934

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities Under the direction of the Collection Development Manager, you will oversee and manage the efficient operations and activities of the Technical Services Department; supervise assigned staff; serve as head cataloger, and perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions: Supervises and/or performs the cataloging, classification, and physical processing of all library materials (physical and digital); Supervises, schedules, trains, coaches, and evaluates the work of assigned staff including review and approval of timesheets; Monitors department workflow and sets goals and objectives; Creates original bibliographic records according to standard cataloging procedures as needed; Under the direction of the Collection Development Manager, identifies ways to improve and increase efficiencies in providing materials to customers in a timely manner; Responsible for the quality and accuracy of the library’s Public Access Catalog including maintenance of records, verification of information, consistency of records and procedures, and constant review and evaluation of records and edits as needed; Responsible for staying current with changes to cataloging standards and database record formats; Takes all necessary steps to ensure an accurate and up-to-date catalog; Resolves issues and problems with database; Creates catalog records for new materials, including editing all bibliographic fields, assigning a Dewey number consistent with CCPL guidelines and current standards, and transferring records into Integrated Library System (Polaris); Maintains vendor records; Merges onorder record into correct bibliographic record when necessary; Loads MARC records provided from library electronic resource vendors such as OverDrive, Hoopla, etc.; Trains staff in standard cataloging and processing procedures of library materials; Notifies system of systemwide cataloging and call number changes; Supervises the receiving of all deliveries at Headquarters (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc.); 17. Monitors department substitute budget; Participates in meetings, teams/committees/workgroups, outreach activities and training opportunities, as appropriate; Participates in the Carroll Library Partnership and works with local partners to maintain a consistent database. Carroll County Public Library highly encourages applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, two (2) or more years professional cataloging experience, and two or more years of supervisory experience; OR, Equivalent Degree, six (6) or more years professional cataloging experience, and two or more years of supervisory experience.

Application Process: To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx . Online applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

CCPL Commitment to Quality Service:

At Carroll County Public Library, superior customer service is core to everything we do. This position ensures CCPL customers have the best experience possible no matter how they choose to contact us or what service they require. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.

Seven Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Superior Court Library in the Special Operations Division of the District of Columbia Court. The Library Technician provides general office and clerical support to the public and DC Courts employees and demonstrates a commitment to excellent customer service.

Duties

Brief Description of Major Duties:

  • Performs intake and processing of newly acquired library materials including; unpacking, recycling packing materials, confirming receipt of items on packing slips, and preparing for cataloging.
  • Provides user support and technical assistance to library users utilizing library research platforms, the online catalog, or other digital resources.
  • Tracks the library management system for overdue books and books on reserve. Notifies employees via email of overdue materials.
  • Assists in the weeding and de-acquisitioning of Library materials and updates catalog records in the library management system. Performs library collection maintenance activities including: shifting shelving, inventory, and reshelving materials.
  • Assists library users with accessing computers, answering basic software and hardware questions, such as Microsoft Office suite, web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox, keyboard shortcuts, and solves basic printer problems such as adding paper or a paper jam to be cleared according to machine prompts.
  • Handles all aspects of user management of the various digital resources provided to DC Courts’ employees according to the standard operating procedure. Utilizes digital resource admin portals to add and remove users on a continual basis.
  • Performs copy cataloging in the library’s management system. Records not available in the LC Catalog, OHIO Link, or other open access index, are to be referred to the Librarian for original cataloging.
  • Provides administrative support for library events including, preparing and distributing publicity materials and logistic support for event set-up.
  • The DC Courts have employed many measures to keep employees and court users as safe as possible, including mandatory face coverings, enhanced air circulation, and intensified cleaning services. We encouraged employees to get vaccinated for their safety and the safety of their family, friends, colleagues, and others with whom they have contact. Vaccinations, being readily available, provide the best protection from infection with COVID-19, and the requirement of vaccinations is consistent with maintaining a safe and secure workplace. Therefore, effective immediately and throughout the remainder of the COVID-19 emergency period, all DC Courts employees, interns, volunteers, and on-site contractors, who have received a vaccination as required by the COVID-19 vaccination protocols, must provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources on the first day of employment. You may seek an exemption from providing a proof of vaccination on the grounds of a specific medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief. All employees who have not received the required number of vaccination doses, regardless of the reason or whether the employee has sought or been granted an exemption, will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result on a weekly basis in order to report to work in person or remotely.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performs other duties as assigned

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Duties

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

Performs various other related duties as assigned.

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The incumbent will:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

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

Requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

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

Pay Range for Candidates in New York City:

$119,000 – $130,000

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

One Position: Maryland

Position: Head, Resource Development
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $65,000

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

Job Description – Head, Resource Development (220001DL)
Head, Resource Development – (220001DL)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL)

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking faculty librarian to head the Resource Development department. They provide vision and leadership for the ongoing development and management of the UMB Digital Archive and the UMB Data Catalog .

As a key member of the Resource Development and Access Division’s management team, this faculty librarian collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL, with stakeholders throughout the University as well as local, regional and national entities. They participate in divisional projects, decision-making, and strategic planning, serve on library-wide committees/task forces, and are expected to be active in the library profession, networking with colleagues at regional and national levels. They demonstrate the ability to build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement.

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

Responsibilities

  • Sets vision and strategies for short and long-term development
  • Implements and oversees all aspects of development and maintenance
  • Oversees content organization, presentation, digitization, and accessibility
  • Works with vendors to troubleshoot issues and incorporate new functionalities
  • Actively solicits content from various organizations on campus
  • Collects and evaluates datasets for cataloging from researchers and public repositories
  • Ensures copyright laws and open access policies are followed
  • Works with Metadata Management Department in metadata design and creation
  • Evaluates usage through data analysis and surveys
  • Prepares and presents clear, concise statistical and narrative reports
  • Promotes services to the UMB community

Position Requirements:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum three years of post-MLS/MLIS professional library experience
  • Strong visionary leadership in the areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrate a mindset to seek continuous innovation as well as hands-on implementation skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with metadata design and creation
  • Ability to mentor and motivate others
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred:

  • Minimum of two years supervisory experience
  • Experience in all aspects of the development and management of a digital repository
  • Experience in migrating digital repositories

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications – External
Required Qualifications:

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

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

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

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications – External
Required Qualifications:

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

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

One Position: Maryland

Position: Digital Services Librarian (Open Rank)
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $54,000 to $62,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Digital Services Librarian is responsible for supporting digital applications, cross-platform integrations, and product management activities at the University of Maryland Libraries. Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives, the Digital Services Librarian actively works with staff throughout the UMD Libraries to gather business requirements for development of new and refined digital library software application features, integrations, and workflows, and provides support and instruction to UMD Libraries’ staff in the installation, development, and use of digital applications. The Digital Services Librarian collaborates closely with staff in the Software Systems Development and Research department to implement new and upgraded applications, perform quality assurance testing, communicate issues clearly, and act as product owner for applications under the Digital Programs and Initiatives portfolio. Serving as a translator and bridge between UMD Libraries staff and technical departments, the Digital Services Librarian will ensure that all parties gain shared understanding of system requirements and project scope. The Digital Services Librarian serves as an active member of Digital Services and Technologies, contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects; incorporates support for new tools and applications into library services; and maintains close engagement with issues relating to digital technologies, such as repository development, inclusive design practices and accessibility standards, and project management methodologies like Agile.

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/101190. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $40,883 – $53,147

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the U.S. Special Acquisitions Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. The selected librarian will be heavily focused on collections acquisition, particularly major gifts, purchases, approval plan, and routine gifts. The position focuses heavily on acquisitions with business acumen integral to the role. There may be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. For example, staff selecting and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language (See attached listings of approved languages). The incumbent may use a specific foreign language to perform the following major duties.

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Drafts formal acquisition agreements from templates and in coordination with stakeholders. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in
examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals.

Assists others inside and outside the Library with acquisitions, language, subject and cataloging problems.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

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

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

Requirements

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

Position: Electronic Resource Access Coordinator
Location: American University Library

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

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

Five Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in in the Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Directorate, Discovery And Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 317063.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

This position reports to the Chief, Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD), Preservation Directorate. The Directorate is responsible for the long-term, uninterrupted access to the Library’s numerous and diverse collections through a variety of preservation programs. The incumbent provides assistance to PRTD programs and projects involving scientific analysis and research related to the preservation of collections; the development and maintenance of scientific reference collections; and the testing of housing and building materials used to exhibit, house, or store collections to ensure they meet current Library specifications.

Operates scientific, imaging, monitoring and other data-collection equipment to conduct capture of preservation and technical data on a variety of library materials and scientific reference samples using standard and customized test methods. Conducts post-processing of collected data and files for statistical and comparative analytics and use in reference databases.

Performs organization, arrangement, and description work on many scientific records or data files. Assesses the correctness of data and metadata and makes both minor and some major corrections as needed. Consults with senior staff on an as needed basis when correcting or significantly re-processing data or metadata.

Performs organization, arrangement, and description work on a number of physical and digital materials in scientific sample collections (such as the Center for Library Scientific Samples (CLASS) and the Center for Library Scientific Samples – Digital (CLASS-D).

Conducts basic and moderately complex testing and quality assurance procedures on a variety of materials to evaluate the materials considered to exhibit, house, or store collection materials using both well-defined and more general test methodologies and specifications. Compiles data and reports on testing results for review. Assists supervisor in developing new testing or quality assurance procedures. Performs routine maintenance and calibration of equipment according to specifications provided and maintains program documentation. Performs routine and difficult maintenance activities related to testing and quality assurance, including assisting with inventory control and management of computing and software systems. Assists supervisor in training staff on testing and quality assurance procedures.

Position: Library Technician (Collections)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $40,883 – $53,147

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Collections Management Team, Geography and Map Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services is seeking a Library Technician. The incumbent services materials from the Division’s collections including the rarities vault. The technician is responsible for the daily file and retrieval of collections materials. The technician answers inquiries regarding the division’s collections, processing projects and procedures, and the status of materials in processing.

Duties

The technician resolves problems related to materials that are difficult to locate. In addition to a thorough knowledge of the division’s collections and processing procedures, the technician also has a comprehensive knowledge of phase conservation procedures and techniques performed in the division. Assists specialists and reference staff in aiding patrons, locating and preparing materials for exhibit and preparing finding aids. Notifies specialists, reference and cataloging team members of new and significant acquisitions and assists senior catalogers by performing preliminary cataloging of specific items and collections. Assists in the training of new technicians and temporary staff assigned to the team.

Follows extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, maintains the collections. Arranges, sorts, and re-shelves materials returned to the stacks according to shelflist order. Continually shelfreads in assigned area to ensure that each item is in proper shelflist order. Identifies and removes items suspected of containing errors in labeling and/or cataloging and forwards items for further determination of disposition. Withdraws materials in need of rebinding and re-labeling, forwarding them for appropriate correction. Effects shifts necessitated by growth of collection. Participates in the maintenance of and preservation of the collections by identifying items in need of preservation/conversation and performing established conservation procedures on items as needed.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Using large bibliographic databases, receives and sorts materials into bound and unbound categories. Checks in materials. Prepares materials for digital conversion or binding. Attaches call numbers. Disposes of items not considered useful for library programs.

Under close supervision, retrieves information from cataloging databases using standard tools in accordance with well-defined procedures. Performs preliminary cataloging of selected materials. Consults the shelflist or the appropriate classification schedule to verify whether the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Completes the subclassification, and establishes the elements of the location symbol to the point at which the call number for each item is unique or places it in conflict with neighboring items. Corrects or updates bibliographic data when needed. Inputs data, such as the completed call number or technician’s charge. Inputs records based on drafts prepared by cataloger. Adds copies to the shelflist file, transcribes the correct call number in the item, adds holdings to the file, and assigns copies to the reference or custodial collections. Records inventory records.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, retrieves materials in the collections. Applies judgment in retrieving materials. Receives call slips indicating call number, author, title, volume, etc., of materials requested by readers or staff. Draws upon knowledge of the classification system, an understanding of the peculiarities of the system of classification in a particular class, and the meaning of different shelf markers, locates material which may have special requirements such as being in a foreign language. Checks title, author, call number, etc. against call slip. Inserts call slip in the book and necessary routing or other slips as required, and dispatches the requested material. When information is incomplete or inaccurate, seeks assistance and verifies the call number and other indicia in order to locate the item. Performs interlibrary loan functions by searching guides and shelves for material going out on loan. Examines condition of material returned and re-shelves material appropriately.

Follows well-established procedures and specific instructions from the supervisor, and uses a variety of interrelated steps and procedures to order and process different types of library materials within budget guidelines, comparing prices and services offered by competing vendors. Prepares acquisition requests after reviewing vendors and price lists and ensuring the availability of the correct items. Processes incoming materials and verifies that the correct material has been received and is properly labeled. Prepares items for circulation/distribution.

The position description number for this position is 138278.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Seeking a Lead Library Technician for the Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Research Directorate, Law Library. The incumbent is responsible for assisting Division supervisors and staff with the resolution of processing workflow problems and for providing input for the resolution of technical discrepancies arising from the implementation of the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) and its specific applications to Law Library workflow.

The incumbent must demonstrate an expert knowledge of the ILS and its modules (acquisitions; serials; cataloging; circulation; and on-line public access); so that they can act as an intermediary on behalf of the Law library collection needs for the Directorate. The incumbent must be able to deal effectively with a wide variety of staff and contractors, in order to plan and coordinate actions to correct or prevent errors, delays, or other complications involved in organizing and processing information.

Incumbent works with materials in all languages, and must be comfortable in working with materials in other alphabets and figures out how to identify and process these materials.

Makes decisions regarding collections maintenance issues for a unit. Applies in-depth knowledge to complex collections maintenance issues in the ILS. Maintains statistical reports of work performed.

Develops plans to expedite sorting, arranging, and shelving of special collections material such as legal Gazettes, computer disks or microform receipts.

Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in ILS bibliographic, holdings and item records. Maintains ILS records for current and retrospective materials, along with their associated advance sheets, supplementary pamphlets or pocket parts, to include suppression, masking and removing reference locations of material in the ILS. Identifies and processes superseded volumes which have been revised, recompiled or replaced by later dated volumes or editions. Performs primary collection security responsibilities. Including barcoding, inventorying, and status changing both new and retrospective material.

Takes part in ensuring that contractors or employees are directed to appropriate work for completion. Trains contractors and employees on various aspects of their job. Assist with review of staffs’ completed work and contract deliverables.

Identifies, investigates, searches, and resolves technical processing problems and discrepancies associated with implementation of the integrated library system modules.

Performs preliminary searching of non-duplicates, recording such information as title data, personal name, edition data, publisher, and place and date of publication. Completes complex searches to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole, identifying variant editions, and slipping them with annotated slips to facilitate the cataloging process. Locates, identifies and resolves problems with library materials generated by ongoing inventory and collections improvement programs and special projects.

Monitors incoming serial and monographic receipts including supplements and loose-leaf updates from acquisition and cataloging units throughout the library. Takes responsibility for seeing that legal serials and journals are sorted and distributed for prompt identification, marking and distribution.

Accessions one or more special materials. Analyzes each item, interpreting the bibliographic data and determining individual(s) and/or organization(s) having responsibility for a publication, title, subtitle, author statements and other statements defining intellectual responsibility, edition statements, imprints, often from texts in unfamiliar languages. Collates loose issues of foreign legal reformatting into either microfilm or digital content. Processes all incoming microfilm or microfiche into the Law Library collection, following established procedures.

Takes part in ensuring that contractors or employees are directed to appropriate work for completion. Trains contractors and employees on various aspects of their job. Assist with review of contract deliverables.

Serves as an expert in the intricacies of the library’s many catalogs and retrieval tools. Performs the most difficult special search requests. Identifies items that are vague or not readily found in the library’s catalogs, publishers’ lists, or in other bibliographic lists.

Maintains an expert working knowledge of the current custodial and processing activities in the Law Library. Also remains alert to changing procedures throughout the library, as well as the location and availability of little-known special collections of processed or partially processed materials that may not be recorded in the principal catalogs of the Law library.

The position description number for this position is 311003.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The position serves as a Supervisory Library Technician for the Collections Management and Retrieval Section in the Researcher and Reference Services Division (RRS).
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
The position description number for this position is 237560.
The incumbent for this position will work a full-time fixed schedule of Monday-Thursday 12:00pm-8:30pm and Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm.

Duties

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-08 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Observes workers’ performance, demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques.

Oversees a staff of Constituent Support Technicians who communicate with a wide variety of patrons with routine and non-routine questions of a complex nature on issues associated with access to items from the Library’s collections. Supervises the staff addressing book-service matters in the general reading rooms. Oversees the resolution of a wide array of collections issues that cannot be addressed by the Constituent Support Technicians, as well as personnel related issues between staff and researchers, or among staff members. Manages requests received through various electronic and print methods, including receipt, response, tracking, and problem solving. Ensures requests are accurately answered in a timely manner. Personally and through subordinate staff, assists patrons with the use of the Library’s resources including the Library’s bibliographic reference sources. Provides training/orientation to researchers in the use of the Automated Call Slip, how to obtain items stored off-site, and follow-up to issues related to Automated Call Slip PIN numbers and other aspects of the system. Coordinates delivery and pick-up services of items requested in the reading rooms to various locations including the Kluge Center, study desks and study shelves.

Trains, monitors, and performs quality control for staff searching requests containing inaccurate and/or incomplete information. As part of the circulation process in the LC ILS, for items that have not previously been linked to an item record in the LC ILS, the necessary holdings and item records must be created. Provides technical assistance where linking is more complex or confusing to the Constituent Support Technicians.

Supervises the work of the day or evening/Saturday hours Constituent Support Technicians addressing requests that cannot be submitted directly by researchers, needing mediation. Primary among these mediated requests are requests for collections stored off-site. Also, oversees the advance reserve program and corresponds in writing with requestors on the results, or where particular issues arise that cannot be satisfactorily addressed by subordinate staff. Serves as an expert in the intricacies of the Library’s catalogs and retrieval tools and uses extensive knowledge of both online databases and manual files to satisfy unusual and complex requests for material from many of the Library’s collections. Establishes liaisons in various areas of processing to assist in successful resolution of collections-related problems.

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

Position: Librarian (Systems)
Location: National Agricultural Library
Salary: $94,373 – $122,683

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Data Production Division. The selectee is not required to report to a government office, however, the option to work in one of the Agency offices may be available.

In this position, you will provide expert technical advice, guidance, and coordination for NAL’s Library Services Platform (LSP).

Duties

  • Serving as the LSP systems administrator and main technical lead, the incumbent directs and coordinates testing for new functionality and system upgrades.
  • Evaluating current utilization of systems modules and workflows to recommend modifications to workflows and system configurations as needed to increase efficiency.
  • Acting as liaison between vendor and library staff members to resolve complex problems.
  • Maintaining group and user account management, catalog rules, collection, and UI (user interface) settings, and LSP global functions.
  • Managing incoming data feeds including acquisitions and other data; complex bibliographic, holdings, and item data; and patron data.

Eight Positions: Maryland

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

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

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

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

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

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

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

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

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

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

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

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

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

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

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

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

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

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

Position: Collection Development Manager
Location: Carroll County Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

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

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

Position: Technical Services Supervisor
Location: Carroll County Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

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

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

Seven Positions: Maryland and Delaware

Position: Librarian (Collection Management & Acquistions)
Location: Naval Academy
Salary: $74,950 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS. https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681992600

Summary

You will serve as a LIBRARIAN (COLLECTION MANAGEMENT & ACQUISITIONS) in the NIMITZ LIBRARY of the NAVAL ACADEMY.

Duties

You will develop and maintain a collection of materials so the library is current.
You will develop plans for library acquisitions, audiovisuals, and collection organization to enhance the library resources program.
You will manage projects and guide staff to successfully complete work.
You will study problems or processes to provide input on potential solutions and implements corrective actions.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Duties

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

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11673861

Position: Biomedical Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $61,947 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library to enjoy local remote telework from Bethesda, MD as an information consultant and library instructor for NIH and Health and Human Services (HHS) researchers and policymakers. Specialize in services like scholarly communication, data services, bibliometrics, drug information, and/or evidence synthesis. Collaborate to develop and deliver quality information services to 27 NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices, plus HHS groups working to enhance public health and advance science. View this Introduction to the NIH Library.

If you have experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. These opportunities will be available on USAJOBS.gov for ten calendar days in October. The application period reflects the NIH’s effort to hire talented people quickly.

The NIH is the world’s largest medical research facility, and we are seeking applications from exceptional candidates for two Biomedical Librarian positions at the NIH Library (Office of Research Services, Division of Library Services):

Librarian (Biomedical) GS-1410-9/11/12 FPL 13 announcement; dates: 10/14/2022-10/24/2022

Merit announcement: # NIH-ORS-MP-23-11668300 and link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681720600

DE announcement: # NIH-ORS-DE-23-11668256 and link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681698500

  • Serves as an expert information advisor and consultant to NIH and HHS customers.
  • Consults and collaborates with researchers, clinicians, and staff to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.
  • Utilizes a range of biomedical information resources and databases to provide information to researchers, clinicians, and staff.
  • Develops and provides a program of instruction in areas such as the use of analytical tools, scholarly resources, and library resources.
  • Provides advice and consultation to researchers, clinicians, and staff in using library products and services.
  • Performs outreach across NIH and HHS to understand users’ information needs and markets library services and resources that meet those needs.
  • Consults with research librarians, researchers, clinicians, and peer groups within and outside NIH and HHS to keep abreast of developments, new methods, and search techniques in the area of specialty, information science and biomedicine.
  • If you are selected at the GS-9, or GS-11, you will essentially perform the same duties as those described above, however, duties are less complex and will be performed under closer supervision with more detailed guidance.
  • For more information on the NIH Library, visit https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov/.

A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and a 401k equivalent savings plan.

This position is subject to a background investigation.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Position: Library Associate – Special Collections University Archives
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

This position works as part of the team that cares for, manages, and promotes Towson University’s Special Collections and University Archives by providing access to records of enduring value. Under the leadership of the Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), this position cultivates outward-facing relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and independent scholars by assisting with and/or conducting research to fulfill reference questions, engaging in a range of outreach activities, and increasing the discoverability of and access to historic, manuscript, and archival research materials via digitization, metadata creation, and digital preservation strategies.

Responsibilities and Duties

Assist with the web archiving program using Archive-It and Conifer software. Ingest and create metadata for born digital and digitized material into our digital collections platform, Quartex. Assist with the preservation of physical and digital collections materials. Digitize documents, photographs, and other materials. Assist with developing and maintaining digital collections landing pages, digital exhibits, social media posts, and other web content. Provide direction to student assistants working on digitization projects. Participate in outreach efforts for SCUA, including exhibits, displays, presentations, events, and web features. Collaborate with SCUA colleagues to develop digital components of exhibits and displays. Participate in the preparation of materials for SCUA instruction sessions in collaboration with departmental staff. Responsible for submission aspects of the institutional repository MD-SOAR. Reformatting published materials from their published version to their pre-published version. Cleaning up accessibility errors/warnings in submitted files. Upload content and enter metadata for submissions.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of experience in a library setting or similar environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and user satisfaction.
  • Initiative, energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty, and staff of the University and external scholars.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value and importance of the use of primary sources in research and education.
  • Strong attention to detail; analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to synthesize information into a broad context.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with departmental staff.
  • Ability to exercise discretion when working with sensitive or private information in keeping with state and federal guidelines.
  • Flexibility in a changing technological environment.

Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, please click here . TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here .

If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.
For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.

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

Position: Senior Assistant Branch Manager Adult Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Position Summary:

The Senior Assistant Branch Manager assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the assigned branch designated as a Level II due to collection size, special collections and services, number of branch staff, and customer traffic. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration, providing equal and free access to information, programs and education.

Essential Duties:

  • Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager;
  • Provides reference and readers advisory services to the public;
  • Ensures appropriate transfer of training and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  • Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, to meet customer and budgetary needs;
  • Oversees, plans and implements adult services;
  • Oversees budgets and purchasing for specific branch departments and line items;
  • Works the informational desks in the Adult department;
  • Prepares reports as directed;
  • Coordinates and leads the system-wide Library Information Services Training (LIST) for new reference staff;
  • Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  • Provides oversight for special services, departments, collections and resources;
  • Performs collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment; keeping collections up to date; and ordering items;
  • Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;
  • Provides troubleshooting for any building or staff issues to ensure public and staff safety;
  • Keeps abreast of new trends and changes within public libraries

Supervision Functions:

  • Serves as a hiring manager and supervises reference staff, reference substitutes, hourly staff and volunteers as assigned;
  • Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  • Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the librarys performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  • Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  • Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and schedules;
  • Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  • Ensures staff receive and understand the system and department communications via written or electronic format or in-person meetings;
  • May act as supervisor of a team or workgroup and/or may supervise volunteers.

Standard Functions:

  • Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  • Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  • Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  • Is dependable and punctual;
  • Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  • Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Librarys Policies and Procedures Manual;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, required (Note: will consider applicants who will complete such program within six months from date of application.);
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  • Three or more years of related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on the use of computers, databases, preferably in public library;
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  • Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required;
  • Valid drivers license with no more than three points;
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to gain advanced knowledge of Harford County Public Library policies and procedures;
  • Ability to act as a representative of Harford County Public Library to the public;
  • Extensive knowledge of branch practices and procedures;
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of training methods and technologies;
  • Thorough understanding of the relationship of the facets of childrens, teens and adult services and the concepts necessary to develop strong cross services relationships;
  • Expert knowledge of relevant electronic resources, including the Internet and databases;
  • Knowledge of technology to include 3D printers, robotics, coding, virtual and augmented reality, green screens and relevant software packages;
  • Ability to engage with customers in a diplomatic and empathetic manner;
  • Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train and communicate with other staff members;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  • Ability to develop and implement programs in childrens, teens and adult services
  • Extensive knowledge of modern research techniques;
  • Ability to keep relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask;
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  • Strong supervisory and managerial skills;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Work Environment:

  • Work requires occasional physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in a non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and takedown of tables, chairs or other equipment for meetings or events, pushing/pulling of library carts;
  • Environment includes moderate noises (i.e. an office with conversations, photocopiers, and/or computer printers);
  • Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time;
  • Requires sitting and use of computer and keyboard for extended periods of time;
  • Observes safe workplace practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques, and following fire regulations;
  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less;
  • Precise hand-eye coordination with the ability to judge distance and space relationships.

Reporting Relationship:

This position reports to the Senior Branch Manager. Does supervise staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Week:

Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours.

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

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The library administration reserves the right to change, modify, delete, and supplement job duties based on the organizations needs.

This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.

Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only at www.HCPLonline.org . Review vacancy announcement and requirements, under Library Jobs tab. A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Please do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Position: Director of the Legal Information Center
Location: Delaware Law School

Widener University Delaware Law School in Wilmington, Delaware, seeks to hire a Director of the Legal Information Center (LIC) to begin July 1, 2023. In collaboration with LIC staff, law school faculty and staff, and the broader university community, the Director oversees operations, personnel, strategic planning, external relations, technology and other initiatives, and budget, and informs curricular matters associated with legal research as one of the intellectual and research centers of the Law School.

The Director would maintain the rank of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Law, with equal expectations to teach one course per academic year as well as be a full faculty participant in faculty governance and professional service. Promotion and/or tenure is based on meeting institutional standards for teaching, scholarship, and service.
For more information and to apply, please see: https://careers.widener.edu/en-us/job/492931

Position: Technical Services Librarian
Location: Delaware Law School

Widener University invites applications for an engaged and experienced librarian to be our Technical Services Librarian for Widener University Delaware Law School. Reporting to the Director of the Library, this role provides support to the Delaware Legal Information Center.

The Technical Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of Technical Services administration, including acquisitions, cataloging, e-resource management, and serials check-in. The Technical Services Librarian maintains the accuracy and integrity of bibliographic and authority records in the online catalog, performs original and copy cataloging when needed. The ideal Technical Services librarian will also have some knowledge of library systems.
For more information and to apply, please see: https://careers.widener.edu/en-us/job/492934

Six Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 378881.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Duties

Serves as Supervisory Technical Services Specialist in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate within Library Services at the Library of Congress. The position reports directly to the Head, Technical Services Section and is responsible for supervising staff who are responsible for receiving, organizing, digitizing, preserving and creating inventory control and cataloging records for all collection items and related materials acquired by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. The incumbent works highly independently, exercising considerable independent judgment, and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies pertaining to visual materials.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Creates individual development plans and recommends training for staff. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff.

Leads the accessioning, physical processing, digitization and description of visual collections according to established procedures. Manages the receipt of visual collections acquired through gift, deposit, transfer, exchange, copyright, and purchase. Oversees the unpacking and verification of the completeness and condition of incoming materials and the maintenance of accessioning records. Maintains close control over the quality of accessioning, physical organization and processing, and cataloging of the materials in the collections. Along with senior Team staff, the incumbent monitors the quality of all levels of cataloging. Has direct responsibility for the accuracy and consistency of all inventory, cataloging and indexing controls produced by the Team, whether for internal control or for national and international publication and distribution. Contributes to the development of rules and standards for cataloging, control, and automation of visual materials, and for electronic imaging, in libraries and archives, which serve as the basis for national and international networking of bibliographic data and access to images. Exercises significant responsibilities in dealing with other units or organizations on these matters, to include advising officials of higher rank.

Exercises care to ensure that government property, especially Library collection material, is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage, and that persons under his/her supervision meet their responsibilities in this regard. Working with the Section Head and Chief, effectively monitors and manages space in division storage areas. Oversees the determination of archival supplies, technical equipment, and facilities needed for the Team, recommending staff and resources to devote to particular projects or to allocate among program segments.

Maintains current knowledge of trends in the professional literature and with developments in bibliographic and archival control as practiced in comparable institutions. Develops or assists in the development of community-wide rules and standards for processing, cataloging, describing, or digitizing visual materials.

Attends meetings of professional organizations and publishes technical articles regarding the work of the Library of Congress and of the Prints and Photographs Division in the area of his or her competence. Prepares or oversees the preparation of analytical reports and publications pertaining to the Team’s areas of responsibility.

Independently plans and carries out studies of topics or areas related to visual materials. Exercises a highly specialized knowledge of all work related to archival visual materials. Serves as a resource person assisting staff of the Prints and Photographs Division in providing reference services related material housed in the division in accordance with the division’s reference procedures.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Law) Chief, Public Services Division
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Public Services Division, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.

Duties

The incumbent serves as the Supervisor of the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress and is responsible for the daily operations of the Law Library Reading Room. The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the Director of the Global Legal Research Directorate.

The incumbent works highly independently, exercising considerable judgment and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies.

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.

Responsible for advancing the objectives of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to adhere to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. Initiates nondiscriminatory practices for the area under his/her supervision in the following; (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

Reviews section’s services to ensure they meet professional standards and policy guidelines and are responsive to the needs of Law Library’s constituencies. Communicates LLC-wide strategic goals and priorities to employees within the section. Oversees the implementation and communication of policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines to staff. Provides ongoing consultation, guidance and advice to staff to ensure that staff focus on and provide appropriate services that best meet the needs of Law Library’s clients. Maintains the currency, comprehensiveness, and integrity of legal information resources by identifying, assessing, and organizing materials used and anticipated to be needed by the Public Services Division. Monitors the size, location, condition and security of the Reading Room collections. In the context of Law Library’s needs, works with the Collection Services Division to set priorities and policies for acquisition, storage and exchange of materials and disposal of excess assets.

Assignments consist of a broad range of information activities or require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require resolving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Reviews and analyzes significant issues in information research and dissemination. Renders services to Members of Congress and their staffs, and officials inside and outside the Library of Congress and other Law Library constituents. Conducts research and analysis in topics in field of expertise, providing authoritative and definitive results. Provides in-depth analysis on complex questions, requirements, and priorities.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within Law Library. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience.

Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects. Directs and shapes the character and overall nature of projects. Oversees project from conception through development, production, and guidance to subordinate supervisors. Participates in planning work, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures. Manages a variety of functions simultaneously and with flexibility to work under competing demands and deadlines.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 257078.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: FEDLINK Executive Director
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $135,468 – $203,700

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the FEDLINK Division, Library Enterprises Directorate, Office of the Chief Operating Officer.
The position description number for this position is 433472.
The salary range reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical programs or operations. Responsible for the direction and management of the FEDLINK revolving fund operations to achieve specified goals and objectives effectively. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and takes action to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as needed.

As Executive Director of FEDLINK, administers an organization of sufficient strength and expertise to plan, determine, and attain program and business goals and objectives; directs the annual budget process and manages budget execution; and represents the network at professional meetings and network activities among the Federal and non-Federal sectors. Determines research and development projects for both the network office and members’ individual needs, including enhancements to FEDLINK’s financial systems and customer databases, providing installation and implementation oversight.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agency leaders, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public, to advance the objectives of federal libraries and information centers on behalf of the Library of Congress.

Leads the FEDLINK Advisory Board, to design and implement FEDLINK programs, operations and technologies. Reports regularly on the effectiveness of FEDLINK and related programs. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with Library officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests in support of FEDLINK.

Develops, conceives, plans and implements policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs. Translates new legislation into program goals, actions, and policies, interpreting the impact of new legislative requirements on agency programs. Is recognized as a Library authority in formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on Federal libraries and information centers. Provides management and consulting services to top Library executives on change management and internal business process improvements to improve the effectiveness of FEDLINK operations and functions.

The incumbent has responsibility for planning and directing FEDLINK programs managed through a subordinate staff at the GS-13 and higher levels. Duties include design and implementation of short- and long-range program plans, goals and objectives; program evaluation; and, oversight of organizational changes, policy development and program funding and direction. The incumbent selects or recommends final selection of candidates for vacancies and approves other personnel actions; approves promotions and special commendations; and administers performance management functions. Resolves complaints and grievances. Effects disciplinary measures and ensures appropriate training and development of staff.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Law Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Lit Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Dir, Discovery and Preservation Services is searching for a Librarian (Law Section, German languages).

Duties

The Librarian (Law Section, German languages) catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Hispanic Reading Room, Hispanic Section, Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, General and International Collections, Researcher And Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012535.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The divisions in Collection and Services are the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the non-English-speaking world. Reference librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions. Clients include Congress, foreign and U.S. Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Librarians respond to inquiries that are received in person, by telephone, by correspondence and by electronic media.

Divisions have extensive custodial responsibilities and reference librarians are responsible for collection maintenance and preservation, as well as the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of collections in their field of expertise. Reference librarians also produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, scholarly programs and colloquia on topics in the areas of their divisions.

Reviews various brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition to develop collections in areas of subject of geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and writing systems.

Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation, and service of materials.

Monitors the condition of collection materials to ensure adherence to established preservation standards and specifications. Brings deteriorating items and those with special needs to the attention of division management. Orients users and explains procedures and regulations governing use and handling of materials in the collection.

Provides reference and instruction to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, or from written requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily-accessible, i.e., found in the Library’s collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures.

Provides in-person and telephone reference services in a reading room. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible.

Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections under the direction of senior staff.

Coordinates the acquisition of items of limited technical complexity, or those easily acquired. Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify out-of-scope materials.

Maintains liaison with recommending officers and subject specialists to coordinate acquisition of materials. Provides proper purchasing information and correct bibliographic identification to dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, exchange partners, etc. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials.

Identifies foreign and international print and electronic resources in a field of specialty to address user needs that are easily determined from interviews or written requests. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Prepares and updates standard guides to specialized collections and resources.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

Position: Associate Director, Library Operations
Location: George Washington University
Salary: $100,000 – $115,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Reporting to the Director, this senior management position coordinates the Library Operations team, including collection development, acquisitions, serials, electronic resources and their management, cataloging and authority control, collection maintenance, the Alma library services platform and Primo discovery system, institutional repository, scholarly publishing support initiatives, document delivery, and web services. This position also manages the materials budget, facilities planning, and all personnel issues for Library Operations.

The Associate Director provides strategic visions for collections and communicates that vision to the user community. This position plays a major role in planning and implementing systems and in the overall planning and management of the library. Areas of increasing significance for this position include the compilation and analysis of usage and collection statistics, the expansion of electronic collections, increasing scholarly communication services including institutional repository and data management, and the identification and preparation of grant proposals to expand emerging technologies and services like 3D printing and virtual reality applications.

The Associate Director, Library Operations, is crucial to promoting good library relations and teamwork, including relationships with GW’s research enterprise and external contracts. The position works closely with all Library functional areas, including information, instructional, and access, as well as other GW libraries, educational technology services, GW committees and offices, and student representatives to assure effective delivery of products and services.

Specific duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Coordination of the Library Operations management team
  • Supervision of 4.75 librarians and 4.5 technicians
  • Responsibility for overall planning and budgeting of the Library’s collections
  • Responsibility for overall planning and coordination of access to electronic resources on- and off-site
  • Promotion of strategies to simplify access to and increase the use of electronic resources
  • Assessment of collection in terms of usage and costs and alignment with user needs
  • Responsibility for overall planning and implementation of library systems for resource management, access, and document delivery
  • Coordination of library systems with the Library’s web and social media presence
  • Tracking and promotion of scholarly communication issues to inform library practice and educate faculty and to support scholarly publishing initiatives
  • Planning for and oversight of physical facilities
  • Service on appropriate Library, School, and University Committees
  • Preparation of grant proposals to expand Library services and resources
  • Oversight of documentation of all departmental activities and systems
  • Participation in planning and management of the library as a whole
  • Participation in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Clinical Integration Sessions (CIS) program as a librarian tutor
  • Participation in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and informational services to various departments (both academic and clinical) in conjunction with the reference department.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS or a combination of a graduate degree and professional experience in libraries.
  • At least 5 years of increasing responsibility in an academic library or health sciences library, including at least 3 years of supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated strong working knowledge of library technical services operations and integrated library systems
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of budgets and finance in an academic library

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a health sciences library or in an academic health sciences environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technologies, including institutional repositories, remote delivery of services, new modes of scholarly communication, and electronic resource management
  • Demonstrated experience in project planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Strong team-building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in providing instruction to small groups.
  • Experience in developing documentation

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, please complete an online application and upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Other Information

Employer will not sponsor for employment visa status.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus.

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