Twelve Positions: Maryland & Washington, D.C.

Position: Dean of University Libraries
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The University of Maryland, College Park invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of University Libraries. The University is seeking an accomplished and visionary leader who is committed to strengthening a great university library, acknowledged on the regional, national, and international stage, and who can leverage its considerable academic strengths as a major research university, the unique advantages offered by its unique location, and its overriding commitment to excellence in education and research.

Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President and Provost, the new Dean of the University Libraries will provide strategic leadership for the Libraries, developing a strategic vision and plan for the Libraries that will reflect the needs of the UMD user community, creating and strengthening dynamic partnerships with UMD’s academic and administrative units to advance the University’s research, teaching and global agendas and leveraging the University Libraries resources wisely and augmenting them through successful fundraising efforts The Dean will join a strong, service-oriented staff and will lead them in the direction of a shared and well-articulated vision of the future.
The successful candidate must be dynamic, strategic, entrepreneurial, and innovative in recognizing and exploiting opportunities as well as in identifying and overcoming constraints. Ultimately, the successful candidate will provide the leadership to develop and achieve a vision of a university library in the 21st Century, a clear understanding of the major challenges facing research university libraries in a time of complex and extended transition; the ability to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships across campus and to engage, influence and facilitate synergies with UMD’s external constituents, including state, regional and national consortia and organizations; an advanced understanding of digital technology trends and their impact on information management infrastructure; a demonstrated commitment to developing a diverse workforce and to advancing diversity goals and proven experience or potential for success in fundraising, donor cultivation and public relations. The search committee seeks talented candidates from traditional as well as non-traditional library backgrounds. Experience in and understanding of a Research Extensive University Library is preferred. The successful candidate will be qualified to be awarded the rank of Librarian IV with Permanent Status or that of Professor in an academic unit.
Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Inquiries, requests for the full position description, nominations, and application materials should be directed electronically to:

Gale Merseth, Partner and Beverly Brady, Managing Associate

Isaacson, Miller

263 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

http://www.imsearch.com/6788

Position: Metadata & Discovery Librarian
Location: National Geographic, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The National Geographic Society Library seeks an energetic, knowledgeable and self-motivated metadata and discovery librarian with experience using Ex Libris Alma and Primo to provide strategic direction and innovative leadership in metadata services for library collections. This position works collaboratively with archival metadata specialists and the systems administrator in order to optimize information organization, discovery and access.

The Metadata and Discovery Librarian is responsible for collecting, preserving, and presenting print and digital information in all formats, creating bibliographic and archival metadata for collections, books, ebooks and other items, as required. This includes managing authorities and ensuring data quality, and other duties associated with the creation and maintenance of item-­ and collection-­level data for a variety of print and digital content and materials.

This position requires a firm and broad conceptual understanding of metadata principles and archival and digital collection technologies and the ability to apply and adapt them to existing and emerging media in a variety of formats. This includes developing, documenting and revising workflows and policies, and providing collection analytics. The Librarian also will participate in the management of e-­resources and assist with the expansion of online collections and new digital initiatives. This person acts as an active partner with technology vendors, providing feedback, suggesting improvements, and keeping the needs of the clients in the forefront.

This individual also provides reference services and processes payments for print and digital monographs, serials, databases, and other acquisitions: places orders, processes renewals, and resolves complex service problems.

Position: Resident Librarian
Location: American University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

American University Library invites early-career librarians to apply for its Residency Librarian Program. The Resident Librarian position is a fixed-term three academic year faculty appointment and is designed to provide an immersion into academic librarianship, with an emphasis on information literacy instruction and research support, and including opportunities to explore other areas of interest. Funding will be provided to support professional engagement at the national level. Through the experience and mentoring acquired by participating in the Residency Librarian Program, individuals will be able to demonstrate skills at the professional level, will be able to develop a professional network, and will be prepared for future career opportunities.

The Residency Librarian Program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance. American University Library is one of the four founding institutions that established the Diversity Alliance member universities. The purpose of the resident program is to bring diverse entry-level librarians into the profession, to engage them in professional experience and service at American University, to provide mentorship through their residency experience, and in building their research and professional service agenda, and ultimately, to prepare them for a career in academic librarianship. The Residency Program Librarian will join another Residency Program Librarian already in place at American University Library.

Position: Supervisory Education Specialist (Adult Learning Manager)
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library having identified lifelong learning as a priority, has a vital role to play in addressing the serious literacy needs in the city. That role includes maintaining a strong presence and leadership position in the city’s long-range literacy initiative and in the network of D.C. and metropolitan Washington adult literacy providers. The Library system comprises the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (the downtown central library) and 25 neighborhood libraries. The Adult Literacy Resource Center (ALRC), a public service unit, provides literacy resources for adult developing readers, literacy practitioners and program managers, private and public agencies, and DC Public Library staff.

Duties:

  • Serve as the Library’s lead adult literacy education specialist and as an advisor or resource person on adult literacy to library staff, literacy providers and stakeholders
  • Make recommendations regarding kinds and levels of services needed to better serve the primary and secondary target populations
  • Plan, organize, and administer the day-to-day and long-range activities and work of the Adult Literacy Resource Center
  • Represent the DC Public Library at local, regional, and national meetings related to adult literacy issues and training and library literacy services
  • Write proposals to appropriate sources for funding of specific library literacy projects
  • In collaboration with the Collections Department, ensure that the library has an up-to-date and responsive collection of adult literacy materials
  • Promote the use of library literacy materials and services, advising customers of community literacy services, and involving the library in the network of D.C. and metropolitan Washington adult literacy providers and in national and regional literacy activities
  • Implement a training plan to help staff throughout the system build basic skills for effectively engaging with adult learners.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Adult Education required
  • At least five years’ experience providing direct public service in a library or as an adult education service provider, including at least 3 years’ experience:
  • Supervising, training, developing and evaluating staff
  • Facilitating group conversations and leading training
  • Developing outreach in adult literacy and working with community partners.
  • Advising on adult education standards, programming and materials.
  • At least two years advising on relevant grants and budget

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to use workplace and other technology, including email, internet, databases, social media, and other software.
  • Experience serving diverse populations in a large urban environment preferred.

Position: Digital Engagement & Content Assistant
Location: Promundo-US, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

Promundo-US, an international non-governmental organization (NGO) working to promote gender equality and prevent violence, seeks a full-time Digital Engagement & Content Assistant to work in its Washington, DC office. This position will form part of Promundo’s Communications team and will report to Annaick Miller, Communications Associate.

Job Responsibilities

We are looking for a creative-thinker, content developer, and web guru who is an excellent communicator to join Promundo as a Digital Engagement & Content Assistant as part of a dynamic communications team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Social media content development, strategy, and management
  • Track and manage communications and media analytics/reach (across website, social media, media mentions, etc.) and formulate recommendations for increased engagement
  • Support and manage day-to-day communications with web development agency on updates, troubleshooting and maintenance, as well as implementing SEO strategies
  • Update institutional and campaign websites (using WordPress)
  • Edit and write institutional and campaign communications (such as blogs, web content, social media, etc.) in line with institutional and campaign messaging
  • Develop graphic designs and layout materials for research & campaign dissemination (e.g. infographics, promotional materials, postcards, and one-pagers as needed)
  • Track and propose strategies for best practices in digital engagement (including across web, social media, and online giving/fundraising strategies)
  • Research and propose new, dynamic ways to present and deliver Promundo’s messages as well as new research and programmatic findings
  • Support the communications team as needed with other responsibilities

Required Skills and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree (concentration in communications, media, international development, gender, public health, or related field preferred) or equivalent work experience of 3 years in a professional setting
  • Office experience (communications/public relations/journalism experience preferred)
  • Excellent English writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Hard worker and quick learner
  • Proactive, able to handle multiple tasks and prioritize well, with strong self-motivation
  • Graphic design (Adobe Design Suite, such as InDesign and Photoshop; Canva)
  • Photo editing (Photoshop or other software)
  • Web management and updating (WordPress or other CMS platform)
  • Social media content development and strategy (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
  • Communications analytics (Google Analytics, social media analytics, and media monitoring)

Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge of gender, masculinities, international development, and/or social justice issues
  • Second language skills (Spanish preferred; French, Portuguese, and/or Arabic also useful)
  • Experience with social media management tools
  • Experience having managed relationships with web development agencies
    SEO strategy
  • Film editing
  • Coding experience (HTML)
  • IT, tech support, and web security
  • Digital fundraising strategy

Position: Librarian (Instruction)
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

You will serve as a LIBRARIAN in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Office of Information and Education Technology, Learning Resource Center’s Reference and Information Services Department of UNIF SRVS UNI OF THE HLTH SCI.

Responsibilities

  • You will manage the library instruction program.
  • You will provide classroom-based reference instruction.
  • You will identify and implement new topics and methods for instruction to meet the needs of the university’s educational mission.
  • You will design web-based learning modules.
  • You will create and develop topics of interest to University patrons to be included in the instruction program.
  • You will work with students to create modules for students on specialized library topics.
  • You will conduct in-depth, highly specific scientific and medical searches for faculty, staff and students using medical and bioscience databases.
  • You will advise patrons on the most effective use of bibliographic resources.
  • You will serve as a Learning Resource Center liaison with the University’s School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing and Postgraduate Dental Colleges.

Position: Deputy Law Librarian for Collections
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $126,148 to $189,600 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Office of the Law Librarian, Library Collections and Services Group, Office of the Librarian.

The position description number for this position is 381810.

This position has no promotion potential.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
As designated by the Law Librarian, the Deputy Librarian has authority and responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Law Library. The incumbent also has the authority to act upon designated matters and make decisions in collaboration with the Law Librarian. Those decisions could have broad or long-range impact on one or more significant programs or collections within the Law Library. The Deputy works collaboratively with the Law Librarian, establishing priorities, and the design, launch and execution of Law Library initiatives.

The Deputy Librarian is responsible for the acquisition, organization and preservation of the Law Library’s collection, ensuring the quality of the collection and rapid and effective access to it. The incumbent oversees the planning, development, management and usability of digital legal and legislative information resources hosted on site from the Law Library’s physical materials and from remotely-hosted digital materials collaboratively developed with Law Library partners worldwide. Serving under the Law Librarian of Congress, the incumbent assists with achieving success on matters related to building and sustaining a preeminent portal to a world-class repository of global legal information that includes all levels of government from local governing bodies to transnational governing institutions. The incumbent ensures that Law Library collections and services meet the statutorily mandated requirements of the Law Library of Congress to serve the foreign legal research and analytical needs of the U.S. Congress. The incumbent develops and maintains relationships to further local, national, international and transnational partnerships. The incumbent also works collaboratively with senior Library of Congress managers to ensure integration of Law Library virtual services with Library of Congress digital priorities. The incumbent coordinates efforts with information entities in the U.S. Congress and other legislative branch agencies on Library legislative information initiatives.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of a broad, emerging and critical Law Library digital program. Responsible for the direction and management of all aspects of the Law Library’s virtual presence and services by identifying, recommending and implementing program planning strategies and development of policy initiatives for web access to global legal information. Evaluates current and proposed plans and recommends actions to initiate new or modify existing strategies. Coordinates with senior Library managers and national/international experts in systems (e.g., semantic web technology) to plan, develop, host and maintain a state-of -the art technology infrastructure to support a robust information system utilizing new technologies (e.g., federated searching and semantic web) that integrates with and supports the Library of Congress Web presence and policies.

Responsible for the formulation and administration of collection and service policies affecting the mission of the Law Library of Congress. Participates in the development, evaluation, and implementation of high-level policy for agency wide programs. Serves as the key advisor on various programs and events of the Service Unit. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels of the Service Unit; and senior staff, private sector clients, and vendors concerning matters within the scope of the incumbent’s activity. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and problems.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Library officials, infrastructure unit directors, service unit directors, division chiefs, managers, and their staff. As required and assigned, directs, monitors, and participates in outreach initiatives with organizations outside the Law Library. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with managers and officials within the Law Library and the Library of Congress.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collections and Automation Coordinator)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Geography and Map Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 381251.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities
Serves as the Division’s expert in all areas utilizing computer technology and automation: cataloging, database management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), office automation, and all areas of reference service. Recommends methods and procedures for utilizing computer assistance most effectively, participating in studies of the feasibility of automating specific activities, costs, equipment needs and service of Library practices and procedures, or of plans and data for testing system use. Writes guidelines and documentation for special projects involving major updating, correcting, or searching of databases. Serves as the Division’s online systems monitor and coordinator for automation liaison personnel. Maintains continual contact with other organizational entities directly involved with the automation of cataloging and related activities. Serves as the Division’s Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for minimal level cataloging, automation-assisted control of the collections, and other contracts involving automation on behalf of the Division.

Serves as a digital collections specialist for multiple workflows within the Geography and Map Division, handling complex situations requiring technical knowledge and judgment. Applies extensive knowledge of library policies, procedures, and workflows to acquire digital collection materials through a variety of acquisition methods and streams. Independently implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for collections under the care of the unit. Ensures that content for multiples incoming streams meets the Library’s format and metadata technical standards for acceptance. Acquires, creates, or oversees creation of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata as needed or collection materials received. Creates and manages automated workflows for ingesting, reviewing, describing, inventorying, and storing digital content. Performs or coordinates quality review of metadata elements for a wide variety of tasks and workflows. Processes files after ingest as necessary prior to storage. Implements corrective actions, including solutions to preempt problems, as appropriate. Conducts or initiates and coordinates re-work for files not meeting project requirements. Uses software and hardware tools to transfer digital collections received from various sources into LC systems, including both physical and virtual locations. Works with Division staff within or outside the unit to resolve complex content management issues. Deletes or replaces digital objects; makes corrections. Utilizes software and hardware tools to assure proper storage locations and identifications. Creates and manages predominantly automated streams from acquisitions sources to storage on appropriate LC systems. Produces or coordinates production of derivative files as appropriate. Independently moves or rearranges files as storage architecture or strategies change. Assumes responsibility for application of approved digital content management technologies to digital content under the care of the unit. Monitors indicators of preservation status of custodial materials and takes appropriate corrective action as needed.

Plans and implements assigned digital acquisitions projects using approved project management methodologies. Suggests improvements to workflows for a wide variety of content streams and identifies risks and challenges to implementation. Establishes priorities and time-frames in coordination with management and stakeholders. Independently implements approved plans by scheduling and coordinating work, including determining division of work between specialists and technicians assigned to a project. Tracks project work flow using software tools and schedules activities required to move projects to completion, as appropriate. Reports on project status according to the schedules and mechanisms established for the Scan Lab.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to multiple incoming streams of content. Consults with supervisors to resolve problems or issues. Collaborates with supervisor in planning and implementing workflow procedures, team priorities, goal setting and strategies for meeting production goals for the unit. In support of digital content management, assists in the training of staff within the section and service unit. Assists others inside and outside the Library with resolving digital collections management questions. Creates and makes presentations to various stakeholders or other audiences as needed.

Position: Archivist (2 vacancies)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 368552.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Archvists (2 vacancies)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
These positions are located in the American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 368552.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Analyzes and arranges bodies of multi-format ethnographic records, demonstrating knowledge of archival theory and practice in planning and carrying out their organization and description. Possesses understanding of scholarly research and documentation practices in folklife, ethnomusicology, documentary studies, oral history and/or other related subject areas. Completes preliminary analysis of the documentation systems and practices of the originating organization or individual whose documentary materials are being processed. Undertakes research in published sources to complete gaps in the available information relating to the subject matter of the records to be archived. Evaluates the significance of archival material in its cultural and historical context and applies evaluation in helping create a plan of arrangement and description. Exercises initiative on special assignments requiring knowledge of archival procedures and subject matter.

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

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

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

Serves as a resource in the development of overall preservation program policies and goals.

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several collections to locate the information. Assists researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the American Folklife Center and Library. Assists readers in the division’s public Reading Room during weekly desk shifts.

Position: Archivist (5 vacancies)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Acquisition and Processing Section, Music Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 368552.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Archivist (3 vacancies)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 368552.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Six Positions — Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Librarian I
Location: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Duties, requirements, and desired qualifications

This position is responsible for providing information and research services to union staff and leadership. The ideal candidate will be adept at: selecting and distributing news and other relevant information for a targeted audience, researching, analyzing, and disseminating information from diverse sources in response to patron requests, contributing to the management, organization, and assessment of the library collection, and providing outreach and instruction services for users of the Information Center.

Duties:

  • Curates and assembles a daily email newsletter from a wide variety of sources, comprehensively covering key developments in topics of interest to AFSCME.
  • Researches, retrieves, analyzes and disseminates information from electronic and print sources in response to reference requests.
  • Synthesizes research findings into structured, digestible reports for a variety of audiences.
  • Assists with collection management responsibilities including cataloging, identifying and evaluating potential acquisitions, shelving and weeding the collection.
  • Performs outreach and instructional services for staff and provides access, assistance and support for Information Center resources.
  • Researches, selects and independently assembles and distributes articles for AFSCME Information Center blogs.
  • Creates fact sheets, user guides, and other documentation on internal and external electronic communications to foster user self-sufficiency.
  • Conducts presentations or instructional sessions for internal and external audiences.
  • Remains knowledgeable on issues affecting AFSCME members.
  • May supervise clerical support staff.
  • Performs other general duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; an advanced degree in library or information science is strongly preferred, and three to five years of experience in a library or similar setting which provides the following skills.

Skills Requirements:

  • Ability to identify requestors’ needs through use of reference interviews and craft effective search strategies to address those needs.
  • Ability to synthesize research findings and write clear, organized reports of research results based on the identified information need.
  • Skilled in the use of digital technologies and experienced with electronic library information systems, databases and other information management and retrieval tools.
  • Ability to perform sound research and make logical conclusions.
  • Ability to evaluate, abstract and analyze data and technical information from diverse sources.
  • Knowledge of library administration principles.
  • Experience with knowledge and information management principles, strategies and technologies.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and Information Center users.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple demands and deadlines and to balance short- and long-term priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Commitment to AFSCME’s mission.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of advanced search logic techniques and optimal usage of complex legal, business and news databases.
  • Experience with library technical services including administration of OPAC software or other discovery systems and knowledge of metadata and cataloging standards.
  • Familiarity with data and information management technologies such as content management system administration, HTML, digital asset management and relational database structures.
  • Interest in labor relations and public sector institutions, law and policy issues.

To be considered
Please send an email with an attached cover letter and resume to: recruiting@afscme.org. Include the position title, and if you are a current member of an AFSCME Local, in the subject line of your email. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. However, we strongly encourage applying before December 19, 2018.

Position: Metadata Librarian
Location: Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Requirements

The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is seeking an experienced Metadata Librarian (within the Knowledge Analyst job family).

The Federal Reserve Board is the central bank of the United States, and its mission is to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. As a Federal Reserve staff member, you will play an important role in accomplishing this mission. The Research Library, with a full-time staff of 16 librarians and 2 technicians, offers a full array of desktop and customized library services to the approximately 2,700 staff members at the Board.

The Metadata Librarian leads efforts to manage metadata necessary for the discovery, access, and stewardship of varied information collections and data resources that support the Federal Reserve Board’s mission. The librarian is responsible for the creation and management of descriptive metadata in multiple databases for diverse materials, including traditional print, serials, online resources, and datasets. As the subject matter expert, the incumbent will apply their in-depth knowledge of relevant standards, rules, and best practices to the creation, analysis, enrichment, normalization, and maintenance of metadata. The librarian will also use their metadata expertise to aid in collaborative, team-based efforts in the Research Library and throughout the Board to develop innovative discovery tools, further workflow automation, enrich the Board’s Subject Taxonomy, and enhance the institutional repository of Board research.

The responsibilities and duties will include:

    • Providing subject matter expertise on library and metadata standards and authority control, recommending policies, developing processes and best practices, creating documentation, and keeping abreast of national and international developments in metadata standards, technologies, trends, and techniques
    • Original and complex copy cataloging and authority control for a variety of materials, including monographs, serials, news, and data assets, in accordance with current standards and rules such as RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC, NACO authority rules
    • Ensuring an accurate inventory of print, serials, electronic resources, and data holdings
    • Metadata quality control, cleanup, editing, enhancement, migration, and mapping, using tools such as the ILS’s native headings reports, MarcEdit, and/or OpenRefine, and use of regular expressions and SQL queries
    • Overseeing copy cataloging and physical processing workflow
    • Collaboration with colleagues in serials (including holdings and check-ins), dataset cataloging (including documenting legal terms of use), and ILS administration
    • Management of ERM (electronic resources module) coverage loads to support discoverability
    • Assistance with development of the Board’s taxonomy, institutional repository, data inventories, and other innovative tools to enhance discovery and automate workflows
    • Participation as a member of various teams, including Collection Management, Technology, and Taxonomy and Metadata Teams
    • Liaison work with external groups at the Board and in the larger Federal Reserve System, especially regarding data assets
    • If necessary, assistance in managing vendor services and relationships
    • Creation of the monthly recent acquisitions list

Qualifications:

Required:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment and analytical skills; ability to meet deadlines; excellent service-orientation; strong written and oral communication skills
  • Full-time experience in library systems, cataloging, and authority work, in a variety of formats, including monographs, electronic resources, serials, and, if possible, data assets
  • Mastery of original and complex copy cataloging standards and practices, such as MARC21, Dublin Core, FRBR, FRAD, RDA, AACR2-R, LCRI/LCPSs, LCSH, and LC classification schedules
  • Expertise in multiple types of metadata, including descriptive, structural, technical, and operational
  • Experience with metadata quality control, including use of automated routines for metadata maintenance
  • Experience working with library systems and metadata tools, including:  integrated library systems (ILS); OCLC Connexion; LC’s Cataloger’s Desktop and Class Web; MarcEdit, OpenRefine; RDA Toolkit
  • Familiarity with emerging standards and information technologies in the metadata and electronic resources management area
  • Knowledge of XML and linked data technologies (e.g., XSLT, RDF, OWL, SPARQL, BIBFRAME)
  • Experience analyzing and remediating existing metadata to meet current standards
  • Basic programming skills

Desired:

  • Experience with institutional repository systems (e.g., OCLC CONTENTdm, Fedora, Omeka, DSpace, Dataverse, or comparable products)
  • Experience cataloging data assets
  • Familiarity with taxonomy development
  • SharePoint experience
  • Experience collecting and analyzing metrics for library services
  • Knowledge of economics, finance, and business
  • Knowledge of project management principles

Position: University Librarian
Location: Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The University Librarian oversees all aspects of library resources and services in support of academic programs, faculty teaching, and student learning at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology to include physical libraries and services to distance learning (blended and online students, as well as students attending locations with no physical library). The University Librarian provides collaborative leadership with campus librarians library staff and faculty, plans and manages activities, resources, and outreach to students.  The University Librarian also performs the functions of the Campus Librarian at their home location.

Principal Duties:

University Library complex

  • Provide vision and strategic direction for the university library complex in alignment with TCSPP’s strategic vision and plan.
  • Represent the University Library complex at Academic Affairs Leadership Council meetings.
  • Supervise campus librarians from other campuses.
  • Develop strong partnerships within the school by networking and conducting outreach.
  • In collaboration with Campus Librarians, plan, implement and administer all library resources and services for students, faculty and staff wherever classes are taught and distance learning courses, in a context of continuous improvement.
  • In collaboration with Campus Librarians, plan and supervise the assessment of all library resources and services for student learning and faculty effectiveness. Inform administration of the library’s strengths and weaknesses in meeting college needs and accreditation standards.
  • In collaboration with Campus Librarians, collaborate with faculty to assess, proved and improve the library collection and services to meet student and faculty needs.
  • In collaboration with Campus Librarians, develop a program of library instruction and reference service in accord with current standards.
  • In collaboration with Campus Librarians, prepare and manage annual library budget.
  • Coordinate library website activity.
  • In collaboration with Campus Librarians, plan activities across all libraries as a team and keep others informed.Home Campus
    • Oversee test kits and interlibrary loans as appropriate for the home campus.
    • Represent the Home Campus Library and provide updates at regular campus meetings.
    • Serve on Campus–‐wide committees and participate in Academic Department initiatives.
    • Assist students and faculty with scholarly research and provide instruction for online database resources.
    • Supervise, train and evaluate home campus library personnel and assist in their hiring.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or related field
  • Knowledge of best practices in instruction and reference services.
  • Experience supervising other professional librarian
  • Experience in university library system or other academic setting
  • Experience with online teaching and delivering instruction to diverse population of adult learners.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Research & Knowledge Analyst
Location: LAC Group, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to join a prominent law firm’s Washington, D.C. office. The Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality research and knowledge management and works on an alternating schedule. This is a full-time position offering competitive salary and benefits in a collaborative environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the firm.
  • Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.
  • Supports research and Knowledge Management initiatives for firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research requests.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of eight years) and
  • Minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.
  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Proven ability in using web page editors.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.

Position: Archivist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

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

The position description number for this position is 368553.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Independently performs a variety of archival activities for a moderately large number of record groups that are related by administrative connection or by subject matter, including planning for the analysis, arrangement, and description of physical and born digital collections and assuming primary responsibility for the completion of archival projects. Demonstrates full understanding of archival theory and practice and possesses a broad knowledge of scholarly research and documentation practices. Analyzes the documentation systems and practices of the originating agency, organization, or individual whose materials are being processed. Undertakes research in published sources to complete gaps in the available information relating to the subject matter of the records to be archived. Evaluates the significance of archival material in its historical context and applies evaluation in creating a plan of arrangement and description. Exercises initiative on special assignments requiring knowledge of archival management and related fields of academic study.

Interprets instruments of gift or deposit and related documentation to help resolve administrative and legal matters affecting the arrangement and availability of collections. Recommends criteria for the retention or disposition of material according to independent evaluation of its informational and historical value. Identifies material for conservation treatment and coordinates the preparation of material for permanent housing. Produces detailed descriptive guides for research use online. Evaluates and upgrades older finding aids to bring them into conformity with current archival descriptive standards.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge relating to archival techniques and knowledge of archival procedures. Coordinates as necessary with collection curators and staff in other divisions relating to the transmission, handling, description, and storage of division material housed off-site or transferred elsewhere. Recommends changes in the practices, formats, techniques, and resources employed by the division in the preparation of collections.

Reviews and monitors the completion of preservation projects. Surveys internal collections, identifying and inventorying groups of materials for preservation and physical security. Proposes long-term strategies for the preservation of collections. Assesses collections and archives considered for acquisition 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.

Independently provides reference and research services in response to requests for information about records on specialized subjects or topics. Exercises a good grasp of the primary subject matter involved and of related subject matter fields, and a good knowledge of germane archival records in order to assist specialized researchers and other users of manuscript collections and archival records. In this capacity, substitutes on a temporary basis as necessary assisting readers in the division’s public Reading Room.

Qualifications

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

  • Knowledge of digital curation and descriptive tools, information technologies and integrated library systems to support archival functions.**
  • Knowledge of American history and research sources used for processing and describing archival materials.**
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of archival work, including analysis, organization, and description of archival material.**
  • Ability to perform preservation duties.
  • Knowledge of reference and research services.
  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships and provide liaison services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Research Librarian (Government and Finance)

Location: Library of congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Government & Finance Division (G&F).

This position will provide research and library services to CRS colleagues and congressional clients in areas covered by G&F, such as appropriations, budgeting, Congress, cybersecurity, economic policy, elections, emergency management, executive and judicial branch oversight, financial services, legislative process, and public finance.

Responsibilities

CRS works exclusively for the U.S. 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.

The Government and Finance (G&F) Division’s work focuses on how the three branches of government are organized, managed, and funded.  This includes the organization, structure, operations and management of Congress, the executive and judicial branches; the congressional budget and appropriations process, the legislative process and congressional history; and issues related to American federalism, elections, emergency management, community development, and homeland security. Financial issues covered include banking, financial institutions, insurance and securities, taxation, public finance, fiscal and monetary policy, the public debt, and the economic impact of tax and budget policy. The division also covers entities with unique government responsibilities such as the Census Bureau, Federal Reserve, Postal Service, and FEMA.

Research Librarians work individually and as part of a team to provide research and library services across the full range of policy areas covered by the division and author products used each year by thousands of congressional clients on topics that include appointments/nominations, appropriations status tracking, federal awards tracking, federal disaster assistance programs, federal employees, grants work in a congressional office, and various types of congressional and legislative information.

Research Librarians are often involved in the following activities.

  • Working under deadlines within specialized issue areas that may be obscure, ambiguous, and contentious.
  • Rapidly building working knowledge of specialized issue areas and resources as part of successfully identifying, proposing, developing, and executing research projects.
  • Collaborating and consulting with internal and external subject specialists to develop and improve research projects.
  • Negotiating with clients and colleagues on the substance of research projects, which may include developing an array of different options and facilitating decisions related to sources, methodology, and form of a final product.
  • Designing and writing products as a solo author or co-author that describe the findings of research projects. These products often include multiple elements such as abstracts, methodological descriptions, summaries, and tables.
  • Making effective use of peer review of products by incorporating feedback from multiple colleagues into coherent and cohesive products.
  • Working within a multi-level product development and review process to ensure accuracy, appropriate scope, adherence to organizational policies and values, and responsiveness of products.
  • Delivering products to clients in writing, by phone, and in-person, often in combination, and in accordance with the circumstances of each unique research project and resulting product.

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

Research Librarian duties include:

  • Information Research
    • Analyzing and solving moderately complex research problems within specialized policy research areas.
    • Assessing and negotiating the scope and deadlines of congressional and internal requests.
    • Responding to congressional and internal requests for information related to moderately complex issues requiring in-depth knowledge of the context/background of the issue and that is difficult to find and/or requires filtering/synthesis.
    • Developing and executing research methodologies for specialized topics and for moderately complex topics.
    • Preparing moderately complex responses to inquiries.
    • Promptly informing supervisor of potential problems with requests or delays in responding.
    • Designing, writing, and collaborating on various anticipatory products for Congress.
  • Information Resources and Research Materials
    • Developing and maintaining knowledge of specialized research resources.
    • Identifying, testing and evaluating new specialized research resources; performing market analyses on competing resources; and recommending specialized information resources and research materials for purchase or renewal.
  • Instruction and Outreach
    • Providing orientation and training/instruction to congressional clients, colleagues and peers on research methods and research resources.

Qualifications

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

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

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

Nine Positions: Maryland

Position: Information Technology Librarian
Location: Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Coordinates the development of new technology applications that support library programs and services; identifies emerging technologies and develops programs and best practices for the Phillips Library; works collaboratively with library and university IT staff, faculty and students. Collaborates with faculty and other librarians to enhance students’ research skills by the creation and delivery of instruction activities and class sessions.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the library’s OCLC WorldShare Management services, including sub-systems for cataloging and resources discovery, inventory control, acquisitions, and interlibrary loan.
  2. Manage digital resources collection, including database products and licenses,
    EZproxy (user authentication software), MSM digital repository (ContentDM).
  3. Manage technical data and account integrity for the library’s large collection of
    digital resources including constant direct contact with campus networking staff and vendor/content provider’s technical staff.
  4. Manages the development and maintenance of the Library’s website and social
    media sites.

Other Responsibilities and Tasks:

  1. The Information Technology Librarian leads the Library’s digital initiatives in
    collaboration with librarians, faculty, and university administration.
  1. Provides expertise in identifying, evaluating, and making recommendations
    concerning the use of new and emerging technologies that support the library’s mission.
  1. Provides leadership and coordination for planning, implementing, and training for
    the adoption and integration of new technologies.
  1. Evaluates user-side applications and their impact on information systems design
    and resource delivery.
  1. Participates in regional and/or national professional activities to advance the
    development of digital library resources, including representing MSM at OCLC, MICUA and other regional librarian meetings.

6. Develops, implements, and maintains digital services, workflow’s and policies
throughout the library.

  1. Collaborates directly with faculty to design library research instruction sessions
    that include information technology resources.
  1. Collaborates with other librarians to provide research consultation and instruction
    to students on request.
  1. Participates in the academic department liaison program including library
    instruction.
  2. Coordinates library technology services with Mount’s Frederick campus.
  3. Serves on the campus-wide Technology Advisory Committee.

Minimum Qualifications:

MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA accredited program; demonstrated experience with electronic information services and library systems and their applications, specific knowledge and experience in managing OCLC WorldShare Management System and it’s sub-systems, OCLC WorldCat Discovery system, and EZ Proxy authentication system; experience with and strong commitment to customer service and library instruction; working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications, Web development tools, and social media; effective oral and written communication skills.

Experience/Qualifications:

▪ Demonstrated enjoyment in working with the challenges of using technology applications to support library services.

▪ Knowledge of current trends in digital library development, digitization standards and preservation, and digital rights management issues relating to digital materials.

▪ Ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups to plan improvements and resolve problems.

▪ Ability to learn and teach new technologies quickly, as well to effectively interact with others who possess a range of technological backgrounds.

▪ Ability to provide training and instruction on processes to individuals or groups.

▪ Excellent customer service skills with a commitment to customer service.

▪ Strong analytical and organizational skills.

▪ Knowledge and experience with current metadata schemes and evolving standards.

▪ Effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem- solving skills.

Position Status:

▪ Full-time position

▪ Open until filled

Ways to Apply

Applicants are requested to submit a resume, and cover letter which in part addresses the contribution the candidate can make to a Catholic liberal arts institution. Information is to be sent to:

Mount St. Mary’s University Department of Human Resources Information Technology Librarian Search 16300 Emmitsburg Rd. Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Or email resume materials to: resume@msmary.edu.

Position: Library Associate – Adult Services
Location: C. Burr Artz Public Library, Frederick, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This para-professional position provides comprehensive library services for patrons of the C. Burr Artz Public Library with special emphasis on services and programs for adults, and also is involved in a wide range of library activities and operations.  Supervision is received from the Assistant Branch Administrator.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist patrons of all ages with reference questions, reader’s advisory requests and assistance with using library technologies, downloading e-content and related assistance
  • Assist patrons in using computerized and print information sources and/or direct patrons to other appropriate sources
  • Under direction, develop and present innovative programs and outreach activities for adults
  • Work collaboratively with internal and/or community teams to develop innovative programs or events aligned with system-wide or major local community events
  • Participate in implementation of system-wide programs, events and outreach
  • Perform basic bibliographic searches related to interlibrary loan requests and reserves
  • Explain FCPL policies and procedures to patrons and train patrons on the use of library resources
  • Recommend materials for acquisition or withdrawal from circulation
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of the library collection and current literature
  • Assist with the maintenance of the branch collection in an assigned area
  • Working with the Supervisor, assist in planning and implementing marketing activities that communicate the mission and goals of the library and the value of library products and services to the public, organizations, businesses and other community entities
  • Maintain working relationships with community businesses, groups, organizations and agencies, including outreach and programming
  • Prepare displays, and develop programs to promote reading and other FCPL services
  • Participate in department, branch, and system-wide work teams
  • Attend workshops, meetings, and learning opportunities
  • Perform other related duties as required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements:

The qualifications / requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical demands or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2 years of customer service work experience working directly with the public, in retail, education, or any other high traffic customer service setting

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the Maryland State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable
  • Working knowledge of public library practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of research techniques and available research materials, as well as general readers’ interest, authors, books and other formats of library materials
  • Working knowledge of social media tools and techniques, with the ability to effectively communicate in an online environment to engage customers via social media
  • Knowledge of standard computer applications and devices including tablets/mobile devices, software applications, and downloadable e-format materials.
  • Ability to effectively access and utilize FCPL’s computerized systems and the Internet, and the ability to effectively provide related instruction for patrons
  • Ability to effectively organize work, problem solve, determine priorities, make decisions and complete assigned duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and effectively manage time in a busy environment
  • Ability to effectively build relationships and partnerships with community organizations, businesses, and similar entities
  • Strong internal and external customer service ability including ability to exhibit patience, tact, and courtesy working collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, co-workers and the general public
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity, flexibility, positive attitude and good judgment
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills.

PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR:

  • 1 year of recent (within the last 5 years) library work experience (not volunteer experience)
  • Additional work experience providing direct customer service to the public

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • While working in this position, the employee is required to frequently sit and walk; and occasionally stoop
  • While working in this position, the employee is required to constantly work indoors
  • During outreach programs and events the employee is frequently working outdoors; working in hot temperatures (above 100 degrees) working in cold temperatures (below 32 degrees) and walking on uneven ground

Additional Information/Examination Process:

  • Ability to provide own transportation to meetings, workshops and branch libraries as needed
  • Available for varied workdays and hours within the FCPL operating schedule

KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include)

  1. An evaluation of training and experience
  2. One or more interviews
  3. A pre-employment drug test and physical examination

Position: Library Associate – Children’s Services
Location: C. Burr Artz Public Library, Frederick, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This para-professional position works at C. Burr Artz Public Library and provides comprehensive library services for all patrons, with special emphasis on children’s services and programs, and also is involved in a wide range of library activities and operations.  Direction may be given to staff as assigned.  Supervision is received from the Supervisor, Children’s Services.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:

  • Under direction, develop and present innovative age-appropriate programs for children and outreach activities as assigned
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of the children’s collection and current literature
  • Participate in  implementation of system-wide programs, events and outreach for children
  • Assist patrons of all ages with reference questions or readers’ advisory requests
  • Assist patrons in using computerized and manual information sources and/or direct patrons to other appropriate sources
  • Perform basic bibliographic searches related to inter-library loan requests and reserves
  • Explain FCPL policies and procedures to patrons and train patrons on the use of library resources
  • Assist with the  maintenance of the branch collection in an assigned area
  • Working with the Supervisor, assist in planning and implementing marketing activities that communicate the mission and goals of the library and the value of library products and services to the public, organizations, businesses and other community entities
  • Actively seek out and engage in opportunities to promote the library in the community
  • Establish and maintain working relationships and partnerships with community businesses, organizations, groups and schools, including outreach and programming
  • Prepare displays and develop programs to promote reading and other  library services
  • Recommend materials for acquisition and/or withdrawal
  • Participate in department, branch and system-wide work teams
  • Attend workshops, meetings and learning opportunities
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university
  • Minimum 6 months work experience and/or classroom training in working with children
  • Minimum 1 year of customer service work experience in retail, education or any other high traffic customer service setting

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:

  • 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
  • Working knowledge of public library practices and procedures
  • Working knowledge of children’s literature, developmental stages, and interests
  •  knowledge of research techniques and available research materials, as well as general readers’ interest, authors, books and other formats of library materials
  • Knowledge of standard computer applications and devices including tablets/mobile devices, software applications, and downloadable e-format materials
  • Knowledge of age appropriate literature, development stages, and interests
  • Working knowledge of social media tools and techniques, and ability to effectively communicate in an online environment to engage customers via social media
  • Ability to develop and conduct age appropriate  programs, events and activities and perform effectively in front of children, their parents and caregivers
  • Ability to effectively access and utilize FCPL’s computerized systems and the Internet, and to effectively provide related instruction for patrons
  • Ability to learn and integrate emerging technologies and STEM-related educational tools in programming
  • Ability to create and market high-quality programming in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to effectively organize work, determine priorities, make decisions and complete assigned duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and effectively manage time in a busy environment
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity, flexibility, positive attitude and good judgment
  • Ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, co-workers and the general public, with particular skill in working with children
  • Ability to effectively build relationships and partnerships with community organizations, businesses, schools and similar entities
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills,

PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR

  • 1 or more years of recent (within the last 5 years) experience working in a library (not volunteer experience)
  • 1 or more years of work experience developing and presenting programs for children
  • Additional work experience providing direct customer service

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • While working in this position, the employee is required to constantly reach; frequently walk, occasionally sit, stoop and lift up to 20 pounds
  • While working in this position, the employee is required to frequently work indoors
  • During outreach programs and events the employee is frequently working outdoors; working in hot temperatures (above 100 degrees) working in cold temperatures (below 32 degrees) and walking on uneven ground.

Additional Information/Examination Process:

  • Ability to provide own transportation to meetings/workshops and to various branch Libraries as needed
  • Available for varied workdays and hours within the FCPL operating schedule

KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include):      

  1. An evaluation of training and experience
  2. One or more interviews
  3. A pre-employment background investigation
  4. A pre-employment physical examination and drug test

Position: Assistant Branch Administrator
Location: C. Burr Artz Public Library, Frederick, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This professional management position assists in managing the C. Burr Artz Public Library.   This position directs the work of Adult Services and Maryland Room staff in information and resource management delivery, fosters good communication with staff, public and the library administration; and, assists in developing services that respond to community needs and interests as outlined in FCPL’s strategic plan. Supervision is given to Adult Services and Maryland Room professional and paraprofessional staff; Supervision is received from the Branch Administrator.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the Adult Services department and Maryland Room  to ensure the quality of collections and public service provided by staff
  • Supervise, develop, and evaluate the performance of direct reports; oversee scheduling and workload assignment
  • Train and mentor staff as needed
  • Provide leadership to department staff in setting goals and objectives for fulfilling FCPL’s mission and strategic plan
  • Set expectations for exemplary customer service and train staff to meet them
  • Collaborate with the Branch Administrator to address and support branch and system-wide issues and concerns
  • Work with the Branch Administrator to identify, plan, implement, and evaluate promotional, marketing and outreach activities for communicating the vision and mission of the library.
  • Oversee the development, maintenance, and evaluation of  resources in the Adult Services department and Maryland Room, working with Materials Management
  • Implement and direct merchandising and other strategies for in-house marketing of resources
  • Use current technology to improve personal efficiency, branch efficiency, and delivery of customer service
  • Build relationships and partnerships with community organizations, businesses and leaders for advocacy and financial support
  • Perform Librarian-in-Charge duties to ensure safety and security of patrons, staff and the facility
  • Train the public to efficiently use services and resources provided by the library
  • Participate in interviewing and selection of department staff
  • Interpret library policies and procedures for the public and staff
  • Provide direct public service to patrons at service points
  • Oversee management of the Passport Office
  • Participate on branch and system-wide work teams
  • Maintain professional growth through learning opportunities to maintain Professional Public Certification
  • In the absence of the Branch Administrator III, fulfill the duties and daily responsibilities of that position
  • Actively support the values of Frederick County Public Libraries
  • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program
  • Minimum 4 years progressively responsible work experience in a public library, within the last 10 years, with at least 1 year supervising or directing the work of others

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 6 years of progressively responsible work experience in a public library, within the last 10 years, with at least 1 year supervising 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

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge of modern management theory and practices with demonstrated effective  skills and judgment in public library management and problem solving
  • Effective leadership, flexibility, initiative and the ability to perform well under pressure
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities, assignments and unanticipated emergencies
  • Ability to effectively work  independently, cooperatively, and as part of a team
  • Ability to effectively supervise, direct and evaluate the work of others, including strong and effective training and development skills
  • Ability to provide effective leadership in public library services
  • Knowledge of marketing principles with ability to effectively apply them to a library setting
  • Knowledge of standard computer applications and devices including tablets/mobile
  • Working knowledge of general and specialized reference materials and sources, and the most effective means to access information
  • Ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to apply general knowledge to specific questions and use judgment appropriately
  • Strong internal and external customer service ability including ability to exhibit patience, tact and courtesy working collaboratively in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to effectively use  social media and other online tools  to promote the library and to gather feedback from the public
  • Ability to effectively create and analyze information, including written, statistical and numeric data
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to effectively represent FCPL in the community through public speaking
  • Ability to effectively build and maintain relationships and partnerships with  community organizations, businesses, government officials and the general public

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • While working in this position, the employee is required to frequently sit, walk and reach; and occasionally lift up to 20 pounds and drive
  • While working in this position, the employee is required to constantly work indoors
  • During outreach programs and events the employee is frequently working outdoors; working in hot temperatures (above 100 degrees) working in cold temperatures (below 32 degrees) and walking on uneven ground

Additional Information/Examination Process

  • Ability to provide own transportation to meetings, workshops and branch libraries as needed
  • Available for varied workdays and hours within the FCPL operating schedule

Closing Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – 4:00pm
Salary: $58,548.00 – $70,257.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Library

KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include): 

  1. An evaluation of training and experience
  2. One or more interviews
  3. A pre-employment physical examination and drug test

Position: Librarian – Children’s Services
Location: Harford County Public Library, Abingdon, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary: Performs professional librarian services including reference services within a branch and materials management responsibilities; assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining materials and information; performs basic supervisory responsibilities for hourly staff as assigned; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Application Period: Posted December 6, 2018; Closing Date: January 6, 2019.

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

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

  1. Performs services within a branch, including but not limited to:
    • assisting the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet;
    • searching online catalogs and shelves to locate information;
    • performing in-depth reference searches and performing readers’ advisory services;
    • planning, assembling, and arranging displays of materials to support popular topics;
    • conducting library tours and orientations;
    • providing information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services to customers;
    • providing library services to special populations and coordinating special programs such as summer readings, story times, or holiday programs;
  2. Performs materials management tasks and activities, including but not limited to:
    • assessing and evaluating assigned collections;
    • reviewing, selecting and ordering materials in print and non-print formats;
    • analyzing and interpreting statistical and community information as part of the selection process;
    • managing assigned selection budgets by following established finance procedures;
    • interpreting censorship and freedom of access issues as pertains to selection of materials for library customers;
    • keeping abreast of publishing trends for materials;
    • writing and compiling bibliographies and booklists;
  3. Prepare and compile required reports and statistics;
  4. Mentor professional and para-professional staff, as assigned;
  5. May:
    • develop training tools and conduct staff training;
    • plan, direct, or carry out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities;
  6. Improve library leadership skills through:
    • Attendance at special workshops, classes, discussion groups, etc.
    • Performing reference and materials management activities in all service areas (A, J, YA) on a limited basis, as well as circulation activities;
    • Other opportunities as presented;
  7. May supervise hourly staff (part-time hourly and substitute).

Supervision Functions:

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

Standard Functions:

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

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

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Master of Library Science degree from an accredited ALA institution;
  2. State of Maryland Department of Education Professional Librarian Certification within six months of hire;
  3. Experience in library setting, preferably public library;
  4. Computer experience including reference databases and internet;
  5. Ability to work day, evening, and weekend hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of reference and readers’ advisory services;
  2. Thorough knowledge of reference sources and methods and ability to use said sources to research information for customers;
  3. Broad knowledge of a variety of types of literature, authors, and titles;
  4. Ability to develop and implement programs for children’s, young adults and adult services;
  5. Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and database information retrieval;
  6. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, current audio-visual equipment; and office machines;
  7. Organizational and planning skills;
  8. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  9. Basic math skills.

Reporting Relationship: This position reports to the Branch Manager. Does not regularly supervise other staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Environment:

  1. Work requires light physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in non-strenuous work environment. For example, pushing/pulling of library carts to move library materials within the department, and set up and break down of displays.
  2. Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time.
  3. Observes safe work place practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques and following fire regulations.
  4. Ability to travel to branch/outside locations, as necessary.

Employees who work less than 37.5 hours per week are categorized as Non-Exempt for purposes of establishing eligibility for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Compensation for overtime must be in compliance with the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual, Wage and Hour Law, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.
Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Librarian – Children’s Services

Location: Harford County Public Library, Aberdeen, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary: Performs professional librarian services including reference services within a branch and materials management responsibilities; assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining materials and information; performs basic supervisory responsibilities for hourly staff as assigned; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Application Period: Posted December 6, 2018; Closing Date: January 6, 2019.

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

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

  1. Performs services within a branch, including but not limited to:
    • assisting the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet;
    • searching online catalogs and shelves to locate information;
    • performing in-depth reference searches and performing readers’ advisory services;
    • planning, assembling, and arranging displays of materials to support popular topics;
    • conducting library tours and orientations;
    • providing information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services to customers;
    • providing library services to special populations and coordinating special programs such as summer readings, story times, or holiday programs;
  2. Performs materials management tasks and activities, including but not limited to:
    • assessing and evaluating assigned collections;
    • reviewing, selecting and ordering materials in print and non-print formats;
    • analyzing and interpreting statistical and community information as part of the selection process;
    • managing assigned selection budgets by following established finance procedures;
    • interpreting censorship and freedom of access issues as pertains to selection of materials for library customers;
    • keeping abreast of publishing trends for materials;
    • writing and compiling bibliographies and booklists;
  3. Prepare and compile required reports and statistics;
  4. Mentor professional and para-professional staff, as assigned;
  5. May:
    • develop training tools and conduct staff training;
    • plan, direct, or carry out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities;
  6. Improve library leadership skills through:
    • Attendance at special workshops, classes, discussion groups, etc.
    • Performing reference and materials management activities in all service areas (A, J, YA) on a limited basis, as well as circulation activities;
    • Other opportunities as presented;
  7. May supervise hourly staff (part-time hourly and substitute).

Supervision Functions:

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

Standard Functions:

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

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

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Master of Library Science degree from an accredited ALA institution;
  2. State of Maryland Department of Education Professional Librarian Certification within six months of hire;
  3. Experience in library setting, preferably public library;
  4. Computer experience including reference databases and internet;
  5. Ability to work day, evening, and weekend hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of reference and readers’ advisory services;
  2. Thorough knowledge of reference sources and methods and ability to use said sources to research information for customers;
  3. Broad knowledge of a variety of types of literature, authors, and titles;
  4. Ability to develop and implement programs for children’s, young adults and adult services;
  5. Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and database information retrieval;
  6. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, current audio-visual equipment; and office machines;
  7. Organizational and planning skills;
  8. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  9. Basic math skills.

Reporting Relationship: This position reports to the Branch Manager. Does not regularly supervise other staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Environment:

  1. Work requires light physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in non-strenuous work environment. For example, pushing/pulling of library carts to move library materials within the department, and set up and break down of displays.
  2. Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time.
  3. Observes safe work place practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques and following fire regulations.
  4. Ability to travel to branch/outside locations, as necessary.

Employees who work less than 37.5 hours per week are categorized as Non-Exempt for purposes of establishing eligibility for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Compensation for overtime must be in compliance with the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual, Wage and Hour Law, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.
Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Assistant Branch Manager

Location: Harford County Public Library, Harve de Grace, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Harford County Public Library (HCPL) is celebrating 70 years of progressive and innovative library service and has been the recipient of The Daily Record’s Innovator of the Year Award 3 years in a row and 7-time Library Journal Star Library. HCPL has eleven branches, one administrative office and two outreach vehicles serving over 180,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has annual circulation of over 3.8 million. The Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.

Application Period: Posted: December 3, 2018. Closing Date: January 3, 2019.

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

Position Summary: Assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the branch; directly supervises and oversees training for hourly reference staff, including reference substitutes and other hourly staff or volunteers as assigned; provides reference, collection and readers’ advisory services to the public; oversees, plans and implements children, young adult and adult programs; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

  1. Provides reference, collection and readers’ advisory services to the public;
  2. Ensures appropriate “transfer of training” and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  3. Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, ensures accurate reflection of assigned reference tasks;
  4. Oversees, plans and implements children, young adult and adult services as assigned by the Branch Manager;
  5. Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the manager;
  6. Prepares reports as directed;
  7. Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  8. Performs collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment; keeping collections up to date; and ordering items;
  9. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;

Supervision Functions:

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

Standard Functions:

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

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

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Masters degree in Library Science or other Master’s degree in an approved library related curriculum from ALA accredited institution. (Note: will consider applicants that will complete such program within six months from date of application.)
  2. Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  3. Two years related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on use of computers, databases, preferably in public library;
  4. Some supervisory experience;
  5. Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Ability to gain advanced knowledge of Harford County Public Library policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of Harford County Public Library to the public;
  3. Extensive knowledge of branch practices and procedures;
  4. Thorough understanding of the relationship of the facets of children’s, young adult and adult services and the concepts necessary to develop strong cross services relationships;
  5. Expert knowledge of relevant electronic resources, including the Internet and database retrieval;
  6. Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train and communicate with other staff members;
  7. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  8. Ability to develop and implement programs in children’s, young adult and adult services
  9. Extensive knowledge of modern research and investigative techniques and procedures;
  10. Ability to keep relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  11. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  12. Ability to prioritize and multitask;
  13. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  14. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Reporting Relationship: This position reports to the Manager I – Branch or Manager II – Branch-. Directly supervises para-professional staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Environment:

  1. Work requires occasional physical effort in handling of materials, up to 30 pounds, in non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and take down of tables, chairs or other equipment for meetings or events, pushing/pulling of library carts.
  2. Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time.
  3. Requires sitting and use of computer and keyboard for extended periods of time.
  4. Observes safe work place practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques and following fire regulations.
  5. Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required

Employees who work less than 37.5 hours per week are categorized as Non-Exempt for purposes of establishing eligibility for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Compensation for overtime must be in compliance with the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual, Wage and Hour Law, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.
Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Reference Librarian (2 openings)

Location: LAC Group, Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is looking for 2 Reference Librarians to support ongoing information dissemination efforts in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. This is an exciting learning opportunity in the emerging field of disaster health information. This is a temporary assignment (start ASAP, contract ending Sep 2019) full time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) on-site opportunity. Must be a US citizen and able to pass a background check.

Responsibilities:

  • Updating and maintaining existing materials on health issues related to specific disaster topics or incidents
  • Updating and maintaining a website using a custom content management system (CMS).
  • Testing new website and CMS features and working collaboratively with technical lead and developers to troubleshoot issues and defects.
  • Ensuring all materials are Section 508 compliant
  • Selection, data entry, and writing annotations for disaster medicine and public health emergency grey literature database, https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/disaster-lit
  • Assisting partners, collaborators, and audiences by responding to inquiries; scheduling, planning, and attending meetings; meeting minute preparation, and corresponding via phone or email
  • Testing and review of disaster health databases and mobile applications    Assist in the updating and maintenance of existing training classes (online and in-person) and participation in disaster health information continuing education classes
  • Attending meetings with potential opportunities to interact with disaster medicine and public health professionals and librarians
  • Managing administration of Listservs
  • Monitoring of multiple RSS feeds, social media, and other resources for new material to add to a Disaster Lit
  • Monitoring, content development, and posting on the Twitter account, GovDelivery, and other tools for promoting agencies resources

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled or a graduate of an accredited MLS program.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Writing sample required.
  • Demonstrated experience publishing content to Web sites, use of a content management system (CMS) preferred.
  • At least one year of professional level work experience
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office products

Preferred Skills / Experience:

  • Background in science, public health, allied health, emergency management desirable, but not required.
  • Experience with section 508 compliance highly desired, but not required.
  • Demonstrated experience with Google Analytics and/or other analytics software
  • Demonstrated professional experience with social media marketing
  • Demonstrated experience with basic HTML coding and code manipulation

Professional Skills:

  • Ability to work within a team environment and contribute to consensus-based decision making
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems creatively and independently
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and shift priorities as directed
  • Able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with team members
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people at every level
  • General computer and email skills

Position: Project Manager/Librarian
Location: Hedegelan Consulting LLC, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Primary responsibilities (Include but not limited to):
Full-time position requires 40 hours per week.

  • Provide on-site management and leadership of contract for collection maintenance and document delivery services
  • Responsible for contract performance, meeting performance standards, accurate reporting of statistics
  • Supervise seven full-time staff to ensure efficient operation of contract
  • Assess, manage, and improve workflow, adjusting to changes in technology, customer’s priorities, and fluctuating work volumes
  • Liaison with COR and designees
  • Interface with company management and subcontractor regarding staffing, contract performance, and operations issues
  • Coordinate collection management activitiesincluding ongoing collection cleaning and shifting, with the COR and designees
  • Prepare monthly narrative and statistical reports
  • Search and identify sources for difficult-to-find items in a wide range of disciplines and in all languages
  • Review and resolve interlibrary lending and borrowing problem requests
  • Monitor and report and/or resolve problems with interlibrary loan/document delivery systems
  • Respond to customer emails and phone calls
  • Oversee and review collection maintenance activities such as weeding, rehousing, and re-labeling collection materials

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science
  • Significant experience working in resource sharing/interlibrary loan/document delivery
  • Knowledge of interlibrary loan processes, best practices, and management
  • Experience with library systems (e.g., OCLC WorldShare, Relais, Voyager, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot technology, systems, and hardware problems
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects
  • Knowledge of and experience with handling and maintaining a collection which includes material that is rare, old, and/or in poor condition
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to contribute and collaborate effectively as a member of a team as well as lead a team
  • Knowledge of US copyright law as it applies to library services
  • Supervisory/leadership experience
  • Project management experience

Working Conditions

  • Work performed at a federal research library in Beltsville, MD
  • Working schedule 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday
  • No travel required
  • Lift and carry 25 pounds
  • Use library stools and ladders and retrieve or shelve material above head
  • Push book trucks with material weighing up to 200 pounds

Employment Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and comply with all requirements of the company substance abuse policy.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply by sending their resume to apply@hedgelanconsulting.com

Head of Technical Services, Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Baltimore, MD

Position: Head of Technical Services (Librarian)
Location: University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Thurgood Marshall Law Library seeks a highly motivated, creative, entrepreneurial professional to serve on the library’s administrative team and participate in the overall management and coordination of the Technical Services Department. The Law Library, located on the campus of the University of Maryland Baltimore, is a vibrant institution dedicated to supporting the research and scholarship of the faculty and students of the School of Law. The library staff is committed to exploring and implementing innovative solutions to promote and enhance library services to the law school community. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.

Position Description:
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Library & Technology, the Head of Technical Services provides leadership for the selection, processing, organization, and maintenance of library resources in all formats. This faculty librarian oversees: purchasing, licensing, cataloging, and processing of materials using the Ex Libris ILS; gathering data related to the use of the law library’s collection; negotiating with vendors; forecasting acquisitions expenditures; and borrowing from / lending to other libraries (ILL).

The Head of Technical Services is a critical member of the Library’s leadership team, providing input on strategic directions and programs. This position contributes expertise to library and campus committees; participates in local, regional and national consortia; and participates in University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) work groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in regular planning with the Library’s leadership team, which also includes the Associate Dean for Library & Technology, Associate Director for Administration, Associate Director for Instructional Services, and Head of Research Services.
  • Supervise, mentor, and evaluate the work of technical services staff members.
  • Within budgetary parameters, acquire materials in all formats, ensuring the library’s collection effectively supports the diverse needs of the law school community. Make collection decisions in consultation with the selection committee, library staff, and other members of the law school community.
  • Forecast trends and changes in acquisitions expenditures. Conduct cost and use studies, along with weeding, cancellation, and collection maintenance projects, as appropriate.
  • Serve as point-person for licensing resources, negotiating contracts, and resolving disputes with vendors.
  • Gather accurate and comprehensive statistics about library resources and their usage to ensure that patrons are well-served, to maximize the Library’s budget, and to participate in benchmarking projects.
  • Ensure that invoices are reviewed and processed weekly, and problems resolved quickly.
  • Explore new interfaces and functionality to ensure that library users have the best method of “discovery” as they navigate the library’s array of intellectual content.
  • Evaluate and implement new technologies for technical services functions and services.
  • Ensure effective access to the content of the library’s collection through high-quality cataloging / metadata services.
  • Provide innovative and effective resource sharing services to the university’s faculty, staff, students, affiliates, and other clients. Oversee resource sharing services (especially ILLiad), and coordinate ILL statistics / reporting.
  • Serve as contact to OCLC and other resource sharing networks.
  • Represent the library on working groups of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI).
  • Assist patrons through regular shifts at the user-services desk.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library Science (or related).
  • Four years post-MLS professional library experience.
  • Two years supervisory experience, and strong supervisory skills.
  • Experience with the application of new and emerging technologies in library environments.
  • Record of creativity in problem-solving, and open-mindedness in decision-making.
  • Strong project management, customer service, and interpersonal / communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to motivate, establish priorities and meet deadlines in a multi-task environment.
  • Ability to prepare and present clear, concise statistical and narrative reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues.
  • Enthusiasm for innovation and user-centered service.
  • Participation in professional, campus, or consortial library activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Ex Libris’ Aleph ILS.
  • Academic library experience.
  • Law degree, law library experience, or familiarity with legal materials.
  • Experience working for public universities / state libraries.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and 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.

Applications:
Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by January 13, 2019.

UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Manager of Library Services
Location: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description:
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager of Library Services in the Atlanta, GA or Washington, DC office of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP. We are searching for someone who wants to be a valued contributor and member of a talented and dynamic team of lawyers, paralegals, and staff.

The Senior Manager of Library Services is responsible for the efficient and cost-effective operation and innovation of the Firm’s libraries and the delivery of high-quality reference, research, and knowledge services and strategies, throughout the Firm’s US offices.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Supervises, coaches and evaluates all library staff.
  • Works closely with the Director/Chief and advises on the appropriate implementation of knowledge trends, legal technology trends, law firm business trends, and legal developments across the Firm.
  • Manages the Firm’s US online and print research collections, including contract negotiations for online services, product review and assessment, purchasing and cancellation decisions, and space planning.
  • Ensures the timely review of all print and electronic materials and makes recommendations for additions, deletions and enhancements to the collection.
  • Partners with business development to identify opportunities for internal and client-facing knowledge sharing.
  • Promotes the effective use of information resources by attorneys and staff and monitors usage to achieve maximum value.
  • Works closely with Technical Information Services to ensure that data storage and filing methodologies provide ease of use, logical storage and reduction in duplicity of data or outdated information.
  • Acts as the source point for information service support, data mining best practices, and data research.
  • Performs research as needed and maintains a thorough knowledge of resources, techniques, and best practices for legal and business research in the private sector.
  • Develops strategic plans, policies and projects, in collaboration with the Director/Chief, to advance departmental goals and enhance value to the Firm.
  • Creates and administers the departmental budget.
  • Participates in Firm orientation and training of new attorney and staff members to enhance their knowledge of Firm resources, capabilities and services.
  • Communicates regularly with Director/Chief and the counterpart at Eversheds Sutherland (International) to increase knowledge and resource sharing between the two teams and identify areas for global collaboration and standardization of operations and resources.
  • In conjunction with the Director/Chief, executes on interdepartmental initiatives to support the Firm’s strategic goals.
  • Serves as a member of committees, groups and teams as requested by the Director/Chief.
  • Other duties as requested.

Position: Library Technician
Location: U.S. Serials Social Sciences Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located U.S. Serials Social Sciences Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 173746.

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

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

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 the major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control. The duties include performing acquisitions searching, placing orders, receiving items, paying invoices, serials check-in, and any other activities needed to support the acquisitions of materials for the library. The duties also include those to support the function of performing cataloging for the library such as shelflisting, record creation, copy cataloging, database maintenance activities, and searching. Often there will be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which functions are being performed. For example, staff processing and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Reader Services Section, Music Division, Collection and Services Directorate in Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $45,972 to $59,762 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Reader Services Section, Music Division, Collection and Services Directorate in Library Services at the Library of Congress. The position reports directly to the Supervisor, Reader Services Section. The incumbent assists with public reference service in the Performing Arts Reading Room, and collection management and maintenance activities involving the Music Division’s holdings

Responsibilities
The Performing Arts Reading Room is open Monday thru Saturday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. This position requires some Saturday duty on a rotating schedule.

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 flextime work schedule and some Saturday.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

The incumbent’s duties include: accurately identifying and retrieving collection materials for researchers; assisting in the work-flows of the Performing Arts Reading Room, including opening and closing procedures, circulation desk duty, and instructing readers on safe handling of collection material and use of various equipment in the reading room; sorting, arranging, and shelving a variety of materials; accessioning, barcoding, inventorying materials; preparing materials for use/offsite storage; performing specialized preservation and phased conservation tasks; filing, housing, preparing items for binding; maintaining records and compiling monthly statistical reports for all areas of work.

Position: Library Technician (Collections)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
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. This position is located in the Collections Services Division of Library Services.

Responsibilities
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 and submits them on a weekly basis. 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, holding and items records.

Two Positions- Maryland

Position: Metadata Specialist Coordinator
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Category: Exempt, Regular
Department: Discovery and Metadata Services
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

The Metadata Specialist Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and managing activities related to complex problem solving, database corrections, metadata enhancement and quality control, and advanced copy and original cataloging of collections at University of Maryland Libraries. The Metadata Specialist applies relevant national, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), and local policies related to bibliographic database corrections, advanced copy cataloging, and quality control in catalogUSMAI, WorldCat, the WorldCat knowledge base, Digital Collections, and various digital library systems. The incumbent will work with library resources in all subjects, in various languages, and in a variety of formats, both tangible and electronic. The Metadata Specialist maintains the accuracy of bibliographic description and holdings information and ensures discovery and access of print and electronic materials.

Reporting to the Head of Discovery and Metadata Services, the Metadata Specialist Coordinator will participate in the planning and implementation of policies, workflows, and special projects to achieve departmental goals and objectives. The Metadata Specialist manages multiple workflows from different sources and with competing priorities. The incumbent may participate in committees and group activities in the department, division, and University Libraries.

Physical Demands

  • Able to work for extended periods at a computer screen using a graphical user interface, in a multiple window environment with a variety of font sizes
  • Able to maintain sustained concentration with detailed work
  • Moderate physical activity is required for lifting books, pushing book trucks, and packing/disposing of materials
  • Able to lift heavy materials, work with dusty materials, and carefully handle materials in poor condition
  • Requires traveling to other buildings on campus and working in a variety of situations

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five years progressively responsible relevant experience in an academic or research library in bibliographic database management, copy cataloging, or activities related to the primary duties of the position
  • Proficiency with searching and retrieving bibliographic records in integrated library systems
  • Proficiency with the Windows interface, desktop computer applications, and a major email client
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products, including Excel
  • Able to work in the environment described in “Physical Demands”
  • Able to take direction, as well as work independently, as part of a unit and department in a production-oriented, quality focused, dynamic environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Evidence of strong customer service orientation

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/65124. No relocation assistance will be provided. 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 resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until 12/09/2018.

Position: Branch Manager III
Location: Waldorf West Branch, Charles County Public Library, Waldorf, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Grade: 17
Salary: $77,462
Closing Date: 11/30/2018 at 5:00 PM

Charles County Public Library is seeking a qualified and experienced Branch Manager to coordinate the day-to-day operations and delivery of programs and services of a large branch library; plan; supervise and develop staff; work closely with other Branch Managers for system-wide strategic planning; oversee branch security guards; act as a Director or Assistant Director as required.

Duties:

1. Establishes priorities and work schedules for effective utilization of branch staff.
2. Recommends for hire, trains, supervises, coaches and evaluates branch staff.
3. Plans and supervises collection development of branch to ensure collections meet community needs.
4. Analyzes reports, timesheets and branch statistics.
5. Assists customers with a consistently high level of customer service.
6. Handles all funds collected and deposited in the branch.
7. Recommends and implements goals and objectives for the branch.
8. Resolves customer complaints.
9. Communicates and interprets library policies, procedures and rules.
10. Communicates administrative information and decisions to branch staff.
11. Oversees the branch budgets for materials and staff.
12. Oversees and coordinates branch security guards.
13. Participates in developing and implementing short- and long-range strategic plans for the library.
14. Manages special projects as needed.
15. Oversees programming in the branch and assists as needed.
16. Cultivates and maintains relationships with a variety of external library partners and community organizations.
17. Professionally represents the library at community and organizational events that further the Library’s missions and goals.
18. Fulfills continuing education requirements and stays current with library developments.
19. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

1. MLS degree from ALA accredited library school or BA and coursework towards an MLS degree within five years.
2. Five years related experience and increasingly responsible positions in a public library including two years supervisory experience.
3. State of Maryland Certification as Professional Librarian within eighteen months of hire.

Application Process
Please send your application, resume and cover letter to Human Resources via email to hr@ccplonline.org or send to the address below:

2 Garrett Ave.
La Plata, MD 20646
ATTN: Marina Turner, HR

Applications can be found on the Library’s website at www.ccplonline.org.

 

Fourteen Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Project Manager/Librarian
Location: Hedgelan Consulting, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

Primary responsibilities (Include but not limited to):

  • Provide on-site management and leadership of contract for collection maintenance and document delivery services
  • Responsible for contract performance, meeting performance standards, accurate reporting of statistics
  • Supervise seven full-time staff to ensure efficient operation of contract
  • Assess, manage, and improve workflow, adjusting to changes in technology, customer’s priorities, and fluctuating work volumes
  • Liaison with COR and designees
  • Interface with company management and subcontractor regarding staffing, contract performance, and operations issues
  • Coordinate collection management activities with the COR and designees
  • Prepare monthly narrative and statistical reports
  • Search and identify sources for difficult-to-find items in a wide range of disciplines and in all languages
  • Review and resolve interlibrary lending and borrowing problem requests
  • Monitor and report and/or resolve problems with interlibrary loan/document delivery systems
  • Respond to customer emails and phone calls
  • Oversee and review collection maintenance activities such as weeding, rehousing, and re-labeling collection materials

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science
  • Significant experience working in resource sharing/interlibrary loan/document delivery
  • Knowledge of interlibrary loan processes, best practices, and management
  • Experience with library systems (e.g., OCLC WorldShare, Relais, Voyager, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot technology, systems, and hardware problems
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to contribute and collaborate effectively as a member of a team as well as lead a team
  • Knowledge of US copyright law as it applies to library services
  • Supervisory/leadership experience
  • Project management experience

Working Conditions

  • Full-time position requires 40 hours per week
  • Working schedule 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday
  • Work performed at a research library in Beltsville, MD
  • No travel required

Employment Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and comply with all requirements of the company substance abuse policy.

Experience:

  • Supervising: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Integrated Library System: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Project Management: 2 years (Preferred)

Apply here:  https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=d7c5468a95d203ae

Position: Metadata Information Architect
Location: LAC Group, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a Metadata Information Architect to work in the Washington, D.C. area providing high-quality Metadata support. Must be able to pass a background check. This is a full time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) 9 months long project with a possibility of extension. US citizens only.

Responsibilities:

  • Guide the development of functional information architecture requirements for Web applications and search, with other team members
  • Define, advocate, and apply the best business and user experience best practices at system and UI level
  • Work closely with the content team to drive the content strategy for blog, website, video, social and other content forms with the goal of improving findability in the enterprise
  • Develop and maintain current state and future state information architecture artifacts for conceptual, logical and physical levels of abstraction
  • Develop and manage information architecture for search application, map metadata, and controlled vocabularies to deliver focused, relevant information via site search or browse.
  • Analyze content and advice users on content and metadata to improve findability of content
  • Develop search optimization best practices and strategies
  • Analyze search analytics, develop actions to be taken based on user behavior and develop reports showcasing overall statistics and use behavior
  • Establish information architecture metrics to analyze user behavior patterns that drive IA and usability improvements to the Intranet and the enterprise in general
  • Implement/modify Best Bets, suggested starting points for search results
  • Work with users on responding to inquiries about findability issues
  • Troubleshoot findability issues and recommend actions to improve overall findability
  •  Perform relevancy testing and suggest changes for better results
  • Work with users to capture the functional requirements
  • Monitor and evaluate search results and search performance across the major search channels
  • Identify issues and opportunities for future search and taxonomy growth.
  • Work with various stakeholder groups to articulate information requirements and build familiarity with information architecture principles and artifacts
  • Create metadata, taxonomy, and search plans and collaborate with other enterprise architecture domains to develop comprehensive solution architectures that include the information perspective

Required skills

  • Experience with search engine mechanisms and functionalities, combined with in-depth knowledge of search logic and results yielded from a query language
  • Experience in Office 365 or SharePoint 2016 is highly desirable
  • Experience with using metadata, taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, and search standards.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience with Visio, web analytics and concept mapping software desirable
  • The ability to use charts and graphs to convey core architecture concepts;
  • Familiarity with concepts in economics and finance
  • Experience in search services, and a strong understanding and familiarity with controlled vocabularies and the principles and mechanics of effective information management tools including taxonomy formulation, metadata development, navigation design, and enterprise search.
  • Ability to balance business requests with users growing needs in the development and growth of taxonomies.
  • Direct experience in conducting and documenting user research, including scenarios, use cases, personas, and wireframes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer focus with a demonstrated ability to work seamlessly with business sponsors and technologists
  • Excellent research and analysis skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to speak appropriately to a variety of audiences
  • Good communication, influencing, interpersonal and negotiating skills. Adapts the content, style, and tone of communications to the needs of the audience; varies the language and business terms with different customers.
  • Ability to think creatively about business problems and to connect research insights to business solutions
  • Experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience working in large organizations with geographically dispersed teams and complex technical environments
  • Strong diplomatic, interpersonal and teamwork skills; demonstrated client orientation; sensitive to working in a multicultural environment.

Qualifications

  • At least five years of related work experience
  • Master’s degree in library, information or computer science-related field
  • Creative problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural, multi-project environment and ability to respond immediately to often changing business priorities.
  • Must be a US Citizen

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Indexer)
Location: American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

The Technical Information Specialist (TIS) analyzes and synthesizes content from scholarly journal articles, book, chapters, and other sources to create records for APA’s discovery solutions.

This position requires the collection of specific data elements from scholarly journal articles,  book, chapters, and other sources used in the creation of abstracted records for APA’s psychology discovery solutions. The accurate interpretation, abstracting and indexing of the data, using the precise application of our controlled vocabulary will facilitate highly reliable and valid retrievability. In addition to excellent writing skills, the following are highly desired:  Understanding of why and how thesauri are used,  experience using Boolean logic in database searching, and basic understanding of psychometric methods and research methods used in psychology or other behavioral sciences.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in psychology or related social science field, with significant course work in psychology methods.
  • Two years’ experience in online production in a scholarly publication environment is also required.

Computer Skills Required:

  • Proficient with Adobe Acrobat
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel
  • Familiarity  Web-Based Production Systems
  • Advanced proficiency with Internet Search Systems and Databases

Responsibilities:

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

Application Instructions:

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

Position: Information and Data Management Officer
Location: Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

As an Information and Data Management Officer for the CIA, you will focus on the management of data, information, and knowledge across all Agency equities in order to increase discoverability, facilitate dissemination, and provide timely and relevant digital intelligence in every directorate and mission center. This includes every aspect of the information lifecycle, including: classification, cataloging, storing, maintaining records and information assets, declassification review, public release, privacy and civil liberties protection, and archiving.

You will work closely with internal partners to formulate search strategies, identify data sources, retrieve digital information, consult on digital data curation processes, procedures, and policies, and conduct high-profile information review and release activities to support public requests and legal/oversight inquiries. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate across the Agency and Intelligence Community in support of information and data management solutions and efforts.

Occasional travel throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area and other domestic and foreign travel may be required.

OFFICES OF THE CIA – DIRECTORATE OF DIGITAL INNOVATION

The Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) is at the forefront of defining the future of digital expertise within the CIA. DDI focuses on developing the workforce with cutting-edge skills, investing in IT infrastructure, and modernizing the way the Agency does business. DDI officers help accelerate the integration of innovative methods and tools to enhance the CIA’s cyber and digital capabilities on a global scale and ultimately help safeguard our nation. Learn more about the Directorate of Digital Innovation.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Archives/Digitization Management
    • Business Administration
    • Computer/Data Science
    • History
    • Information/Data/Knowledge Management
    • Information Technology
    • International Affairs/Relations
    • Library/Information Science
    • Law
    • Management Information Systems
    • Paralegal Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Public Administration
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale is preferred, but exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances
  • Excellent presentation skills, especially as it relates to briefing technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Interpersonal skills

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Archives/Digitization Management
    • Business Administration
    • Computer/Data Science
    • History
    • Information/Data/Knowledge Management
    • Information Technology
    • International Affairs/Relations
    • Library/Information Science
    • Law
    • Management Information Systems
    • Paralegal Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Public Administration
  • Work experience related to information and data management

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE:

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

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

If you are ready to apply, add this position to your job cart. You can add up to four (4) positions. Job cart selections will only be retained during this site visit, so be sure to click “Apply Now” before closing the browser window. After clicking “Apply Now” you will be taken to the application account creation page. The positions will appear in the cart once you have created an account.

Apply here: https://www.cia.gov/careers/application-process/apply-now.html

DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

Important application instructions for this position:

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more positions. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees

Position: Louis B. Thalheimer Associate Librarian for Researcher Services
Location: Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located in Washington, D.C, seeks an experienced, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian to join its staff in the endowed position of Louis B. Thalheimer Associate Librarian for Researcher Services. The Louis B. Thalheimer Associate Librarian for Researcher Services (AL-RS) will work closely with the Director of Collections and Eric Weinmann Librarian, leadership within the Collections division, the researcher services team, and individuals from across the institution to grow and enhance the services provided to a researcher population that includes; traditional scholars, students from grade school to graduate school, research fellows, teachers, artists, seminar attendees, authors, and the general public. The Researcher Services team interacts daily with a variety of audiences in ways that span from answering reference calls, to providing tours, to managing the movement of our rare materials, to working closely with researchers who are diving into new areas of study.

Collaborating with both collections-based colleagues and across the diverse functions of the institution, the AL-RS will be a key partner in forwarding the institutional goal of creating meaningful access to the collections. While maintaining and enhancing the Folger’s welcoming and productive environment, the AL-RS will work with colleagues to develop, execute, and analyze programs and initiatives that exceed researcher expectations.  With an emphasis on librarianship as service, an understanding of front-line public services work, and a creative approach to problem solving, the AL-RS will provide leadership, management, and guidance to a dedicated seven-person team engaged in the full cycle of researcher and reference services in a hybrid open/non-circulating and closed stack library. They will be responsible for reviewing and updating procedures and policies, within their area, that provide exemplary service to all audiences, while preserving the unique materials for future use. The AL-RS will provide reference services as needed, work directly with researchers on Folger directed projects, contribute to grant initiatives, participate in strategic initiatives, and actively contribute to the day to day activities of a busy research library.

Requirements:
Our ideal candidate will approach rare materials librarianship with a desire to be a facilitator, rather than a gatekeeper. We are seeking a candidate that understands the demands of public services work, is knowledgeable and innovative about creating access to unique collections, and is committed to fostering a collaborative work environment. Candidates should have a familiarity with the current issues and current standards relevant to reference and access services in research libraries. The ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing and complex environment, set priorities, and meet tight deadlines is needed. Excellent communication, decision-making, leadership, managerial, and analytical skills are essential.

Successful candidates will have at least 5 years of effectively leading and managing staff engaged in diverse activities, in a similar environment. At least 3 years of experience in managing projects from planning to completion, answering reference questions, and working with special collections is also needed.  An M.L.I.S from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent experience or training, is required for this position. Reading knowledge in at least one modern foreign language desired- particularly Latin, Italian, French, and/or German. An interest in, and awareness of, early modern English literature and history with knowledge of Shakespeare is needed.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. No phone calls please. The Folger is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Library Technician
Location: LAC Group, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking Library Technician to support a project processing East and South Asian language materials for a major Federal library in the Washington, DC area. This is a long-term full time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract position. Must be available to start ASAP!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Use an Integrated Library System (ILS) to prepare serials and other multipart publications for binding.
  • In addition to binding preparations, staff will update library holdings, shift collections to accommodate growth, pin and link serial volumes to manage inventory and re-shelve material.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with an Integrated Library System (Voyager preferred) to manage serials in Asian languages
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately and follow complex directions
  • Knowledge of either Japanese or Korean is preferred, but not required

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Section Head)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Iberia/Rio Office Section, African, Latin American and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 137599.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The incumbent of this position serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work, including acquisitions and cataloging functions, of the section, overseeing the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians performing these functions, and performing administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the division chief. The incumbent works highly independently, exercising considerable judgment, and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ability to supervise, motivate and lead a diverse workforce.**
  • Knowledge and application of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science to manage acquisitions and/or cataloging programs for Spanish and/or Portuguese language library materials..**
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.**
  • Ability to analyze, plan, develop and/or execute library programs and projects.
  • Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.
  • Ability to provide training.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing in English.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Resources Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.

The position description number for this position is 378885.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities
The incumbent develops work plans, intake specifications, and conversion specifications for image, text, and video capture specific to assigned projects. The incumbent reviews digital material for quality issues and coordinates reworking (for digital reformatted material) or re-submission (for digital originals). When all material which has been ordered is reviewed, notifies the supplier of acceptance of work. Oversees the preparation for and archiving of the digitized materials in a secure and stable repository.

The incumbent participates in the processes for incorporating digital work into the Law Library’s web site and storing or archiving completed work comprised of digital assets working with Library staff responsible for web coordination and the digital repository. Creates mock-up of web documents; develops and inserts hypertext links; and reviews web content for accuracy and completeness. Assembles and reviews digital collections for accuracy and completeness. Makes recommendations of release of digital material to the public. Participates in developing and implementing procedures for management and security of digital resources in line with policies established across the Library, to support security of heritage assets, including reporting requirements. For digital reformatting projects, works with the Library conservators and managers to plan and schedule physical evaluation of materials to be digitized and its conservation treatment as appropriate.

Assists in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and projects, including policy and communication issues. Identifies and recommends resources for digital projects and, as directed, prepares budget proposals and justifications. Prepares online digital projects (digital originals or digital reformatting) planning documents which encompass all aspects of workflow, selection, preparation, production and technical design, estimating server storage space required. Submits such plans for technical review. Implements approved plans by scheduling and coordinating the work. Tracks project workflow using computer software tools, and schedules activities required to move digital projects to completion, as appropriate. Prepares reports and documentation of projects and other division digital work. As required, serves as the project leader for specific digital projects. Ensures all digital activities and plans for assigned project(s) to conform to (or enhance) current division and Law Library bibliographic and custodial practices and that they make optimum use of scarce resources and staff expertise.

Serves as a liaison to the Chief, DRD on matters pertaining to digital collections life-cycle activities. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Law Library staff at multiple levels as well as across unit lines and industry professionals on digital collections management. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, IT, digital acquisition specialists and industry professionals in order to share resources and information. Serves as a liaison for DRD at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits to make presentations or for professional development to keep abreast of current trends in technology. Communicates with digital collections stakeholders throughout the Law Library and outside of the agency with industry professionals. Coordinates digital workflow activities with specialists in various units within the Law Library and curatorial units across the Library, with DCMS, and the Office of Chief Information Officer. Communicates orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical staff concerning digital collections activities. Works collaboratively inside and outside the agency to facilitate and encourage the development and implementation of institution-wide and national best practice standards.

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

  • Ability to coordinate the creation of digital images and metadata content.**
  • Ability to organize, plan, and track digital projects.**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others at all levels.**
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Ability to perform project management functions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities.

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

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

Position: Librarian (Reference/Law)
Location: Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration. The Librarian (Reference/Law) will be responsible for responding to reference and research requests requiring definitive and authoritative information; performing rapid and accurate literature and case law searches providing information to clients in a precise and readily accessible format; developing training materials and marketing resources to assists clients with use of electrical resources.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian (Reference/Law), GS-1410-12, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Providing reference and research services to the EOP, especially in the areas of law, legislation, business, and international trade,
  • Recommending new print and digital materials and services for the Library in the incumbent’s areas of expertise,
  • Planning, creating, and updating materials for the Library’s intranet site,
  • Developing and providing training and marketing resources to ensure effective EOP use of Library-provided resources, and
  • Serving as the principal backup to the senior Law Librarian in providing complex legal and legislative research support to EOP.

Position: Librarian Technician (Information Management Technician)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $50,912 to $66,191 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position is located in the Collections Management Division, Library Services. Incumbent is responsible for a variety of activities in support of collections inventory control and tracking, both behind-the-scenes activities, e.g. problem resolution, quality control, searching collections storage areas for items not readily found or for which a problem might be present, support of the inventory program; and for direct public service, e.g. staffing a circulation station.

Responsibilities
Incumbent must possess familiarity with the databases employed by the Library, thorough understanding of LC cataloging and classification practices, and excellent interpersonal skills, frequently serving as the first line of contact for account holders, including Members of Congress and their staff, Library staff, other libraries, special borrowers and others.

Conducts searches in order to identify and resolve problems with library materials generated by collections integrity programs, the transfer of collections from Capitol Hill to off-site storage locations, especially Ft. Meade, special projects and the review of incoming materials. Problem resolution may entail searching collections storage and processing areas for items that are not readily found primarily because of labeling, cataloging or other problems impacting retrieval. Identifies and searches for requested items that are vague or not readily found, using an extensive knowledge of bibliographic tools and procedures. Serves as an expert in the full range of reference and bibliographic tools, both manual and online, e.g. the LC ILS and other automated files, the card shelflist, the Official Catalog, national bibliographies to identify vague or fragmentary entries. Identifies and notes errors in the LC ILS record which may require editing of the entry. Forwards items and notes to the appropriate LC unit to correct the online record. Uses a sound knowledge of the flow of materials through the processing channels of LC, and traces materials which may be at any stage of the processing cycle. Reviews and verifies holdings information in the Shelflist and other available databases, both manual and online. Annotates holding information on the Shelflist cards when necessary. Notifies appropriate personnel of mistakes found on Shelflist cards. Reviews items forwarded to the Section and/or on the shelves that are mislabeled, mis-cataloged, and/or in need of further investigation. Makes the necessary notations to reflect needed or suggested changes. Forwards items to appropriate unit within the Library for correction. Performs complex searches to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole. Forwards misrouted materials to the appropriate custodial divisions. Makes recommendations on items which may be removed from the Library’s permanent collections using guidelines prepared by the Library’s Selection Officers and Acquisitions Policy Statements. Identifies and processes superseded volumes which have been revised, recompiled or replaced by later dated volumes or editions. Determines items in need of preservation treatment such as boxing, rebinding, and re-housing using established guidelines and procedures. Supports inventory management programs by providing quality control of contractors and Library staff.

Incumbent conducts search requests that contain inaccurate or incomplete information. Bibliographic/Holdings/Item Records. Searches and identifies bibliographic records in the online catalog for items in the Library’s collection that are being prepared for circulation. Creates holdings and/or item records where none are already present. Creates basic descriptive cataloging records for items that are not found in the Library’s online catalog, suppressing these records from view in the public catalog. Assigns custodial locations when creating new records for materials assigned to locations other than the general collections. Updates existing cataloging records to correct item-specific errors such as call number and location data. Marks duplicate holdings and item records for deletion. Links the barcode on the physical item to the bibliographic record to create an inventory record for that specific item. Patron Records. Searches and identifies patrons in the Library’s circulation module in preparation for charging material or updating records. Where necessary, creates new patron records and updates existing records, coordinating closely with the Accounts Management of CMD. Inventory Control and Circulation. Checks out books to the public and Library staff according to the Library’s regulations and security procedures. Creates inventory and patron records as necessary. Checks out books to offsite loan patrons, creates inventory records and, as necessary, patron records

Completes complex searches to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole. Receives items referred by staff reviewing new, rebound and relabeled materials coming into the general collections in which a potential problem has been identified. Resolves problems by performing such activities as comparing the accuracy of the label and spine markings on the book in hand with information in the LC ILS Item and Holdings records. Where a discrepancy is found to exist, does the necessary searching/problem resolution to identify what the problem is and what the solution(s) may be.

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

  • Ability to provide effective customer service.
  • Ability to work in a team environment interacting collaboratively with others
  • Ability to use integrated library systems, databases, and other computer software applications. **
  • Ability to plan work and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of library processes and procedures to identify, analyze and correct problems with library materials.**
  • Knowledge of library processes and procedures to perform circulation duties in a library setting.**
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian (Collections Specialist) – Local History & Genealogy
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 010703.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The Researcher and Reference Services Division plans and administers general reference and research services in the Main Reading Room, and the Local History & Genealogy, and Microform Reference Services by providing assistance to researchers seeking solutions to research problems. Constituents include Congress, other government agencies, scholars and the general public. To facilitate such research, the Division’s specialists recommend the acquisition of print, micro format and computer file materials of research value in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, the Division has custodial responsibility for the Library’s growing holdings of micro format material, and computer file material, such as CD-ROMs, computer software and books with disks. The Division maintains reference collections for its reading rooms, bearing responsibility for the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of these collections. For visiting scholars the Division offers a program of special services and facilities, including colloquia and intellectual exchange. The work of the Division affects the development of Library programs and the policies, standards, and principles used by librarians in government, public and academic libraries throughout the United States. The incumbent exercises initiative, judgment, tact, and flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of constituents, is familiar with the rapidly growing and complex body of library and information science, and maintains a working knowledge of the operation and resources of the Division and the Library as a whole.

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

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Is assigned a subject specialty and is knowledgeable of the basic resources in assigned subject area. Develops knowledge of historical and current trends in subject area. With supervisor, identifies and completes training opportunities in subject area. Gains knowledge of Division resources in subject area in all formats. Writes, compiles, or revises research materials. Monitors and reports on trends in scholarship and collection use.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments. Participates in developing the reference collections and the general collections as assigned, including materials in all formats (print, microform and electronic). Selects and recommends appropriate titles and drafts requests for major purchases. Recommends replacement or claiming of missing materials, identifies the need for additional copies of titles in heavy demand and monitors approval plans as required. Surveys the Library’s holdings to familiarize him/her with the Library’s collections.

Activates and controls standardized computer system and peripheral equipment operations. Provides guidance and access to information resources, both inside and outside the Library, through databases, telecommunication networks, and cooperative arrangements. Troubleshoots and resolves problems encountered during searches. Trains and assists the public in the use of the OPAC, electronic databases, and reference resources.

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

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

Position: Visual Information Specialist, CG-1084-11
Location: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $79,343 to $127,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Division of Administration, Corporate Services Branch of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of design, layout and production of printed and visual material.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

Responsibilities
-Responsible for the design layout and production of printed material, as well as for the design and display of such visual materials as photographs, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, objects, models, presentations, charts, and exhibits.

-Working from a concept or theme from the requestor, considering if the presentation would compete with others, and the nature of the audience, the incumbent realizes the design.

-Meets with the requestor/client before beginning the assignment to discuss, analyze, and clarify the assignment; to offer different approaches to the work suggesting various ways to translate the written word to a visual concept; advises and suggests alternatives to design problems; suggests which written material would be best communicated visually; sets up a timeline for deadlines at various stages of the development in the design process in order to stay on task and to keep the requestor informed as the process evolves.

-Uses a variety of resources such as library and Internet to research the subject to gather materials that best communicate the concept/theme. Decides what output would be best for the display/presentation.

-Creates internet materials ranging from spot illustrations to web page concepts. Develops internet materials that are designed to reach audiences with differing levels of knowledge and interest.

-Plans and decides which software program, trim size, color, texture and weight of paper, color(s) of inks, folding specifications, printing process, and any special handling (i.e. travel ability) would work best for a particular assignment.

-Prepares a pre-press file or camera-ready art to be given to the printer to output the job. Reviews the printer’s proofs (i.e., blueline, color keys and/or chromalines); also, on occasion, may visit the printer for a press inspection to ensure accuracy and precision in the final product.

Position: Research Manager-Natural Resources and Earth Sciences Section
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $134,789 to $164,200 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Research Manager leads the Natural Resources and Earth Sciences Section of the Resources, Science and Industry Division in the development of policy research and analysis relevant to congressional needs.Issues include natural resources policy and implications in key areas including institutional, economic, regulatory, and scientific issues related to public lands; fish and wildlife; water resources; forestry, terrestrial, coastal, and marine ecosystems; earth sciences; and natural hazards.

Responsibilities
The Research Manager leads the Natural Resources and Earth Sciences Section of the Resources, Science and Industry Division in the development of policy research and analysis relevant to congressional needs. Issues include natural resources policy and implications in key areas including institutional, economic, regulatory, and scientific issues related to public lands; fish and wildlife; water resources; forestry, terrestrial, coastal, and marine ecosystems; earth sciences; and natural hazards.

Duties include:

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

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

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

CRS is well known for analysis that is timely, 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 committees and Members.

Manages research, leads staff, and advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director. Ensures that research and analysis is conducted in a fully collaborative manner both within and outside the section, reflects the congressional agenda, and is relevant to congressional policy making. Leads, plans, organizes and coordinates research, including major research projects related to sensitive or complex public policies of national or international significance, which are often multidisciplinary in nature, and may include research performed by outside consultants. Ensures that research and analysis undertaken is of the highest quality and meets CRS’ standards of objectivity, responsiveness, non-partisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility. Reviews research to ensure that it complements other Service research and analyses; is accurate, well-organized, and cogent; meets professional and service standards; adheres to CRS policy guidelines; and is responsive to the legislative needs of Members and committees of Congress. Establishes and maintains relationships with Members and committees of Congress.

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

Directly supervises staff members in the Natural Resources and Earth Sciences Section of the Resources, Science and Industry Division. Leads staff toward meeting the Library’s and CRS’s vision, mission, and goals by managing performance, communicating effectively, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, building and maintaining relationships, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, thinking systematically and inspiring change.

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

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