Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Department of State
Salary: $59,534 – $93,638 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Bureau of Administration, Information Services Branch, (A/GIS/IPS/LIBR/IS) performing developmental duties providing comprehensive reference and
related research advice, training, publicity, collection management and information retrieval Library services in support of the Department’s foreign policy mission requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Responds to a wide range of requests for information received by the Library’s Information Desk, as well as to other requests received via email, telephone and in writing.
  • Provides scheduled and impromptu specialized instruction and guidance to patrons regarding their use of the Library’s catalogs, database and other holdings.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the Library’s holdings for their strengths, weaknesses and trends, and recommend potential new resources in all formats for their inclusion in the Department Library.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the Library’s online research guides and compiles customized collections.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Department of Justice
Salary: $43,798 to $56,939 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Delivery, Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Section, Collections Management Division,Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities
The position is located in the Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Unit 1 of the Collections Integrity and Maintenance Office, Collections Access, Loan and Management (CALM) Division. Incumbent reports directly to the Supervisor, Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Unit 1, providing a variety of support services relating to the routing of Library materials. The incumbent serves as Delivery Technician and is responsible for a wide variety of collections retrieval and delivery activities; photocopying and scanning; updating item status in the LC ILS: ensuring items are routed properly; and creating item records in the LC ILS as appropriate. The Delivery Technician uses the LC ILS, especially the Circulation module, as well as CALM’s photocopying, digital scanning and transmission devices.

The incumbent picks up, distributes, and returns items requested by CALM’s Reference and Collections Support Section staff for the use primarily of Congressional and interlibrary loan customers and for other official purposes. This activity requires an extensive knowledge of the Library’s organization, in particular, its custodial units, and regularly applying good preservation and security practices to ensure the safety and security of materials in transit. Incumbent is responsible for assuring the regular pickup and delivery of general collections items and items from other custodial divisions previously delivered to the Jefferson Main Control Room. The incumbent is responsible for picking up and returning a variety of non-standard items such as maps, music, oversized or semi-rare items, and microfilm, plus confidential mail from the Congressional Relations office or other Library offices. The incumbent advises less experienced staff on the proper routing and handling of unusual material and for resolving problems of misdirected material.

Incumbent is responsible for scanning all material upon arrival from Ft. Meade and when material is delivered to the appropriate custodial division or reading room. When loan requests are filled incumbent assembles books for delivery to Congressional offices, maintains a computerized log noting the time the books are leaving the Division, and transfers them to a commercial delivery service on a strict schedule. The Delivery technician is responsible for assuring the timely logging and delivery of this material to the contractor, which requires careful coordination, since it is the final step in the Library’s high-profile Congressional loan service. The incumbent maintains the delivery schedule and acts as a troubleshooter between Congressional offices and the courier contractor when items are misdirected.

Incumbent photocopies or scans articles and short works identified by reference staff for interlibrary loan customers. These items are either mailed to the requestors, are sent by fax or through other document transmission methods such as ARIEL and Odyssey. Incumbent assures the quality of these copies and transmissions. This requires a basic understanding of copying and transmission technology and the ability to resolve problems or request assistance from the equipment vendor or Library technical staff. Incumbent maintains accurate records of transmissions.

Incumbent checks the majority of books that are returned to the shelf, normally by scanning the item’s barcode into the check-in function of the LC ILS Circulation module. Incumbent must be alert to system messages indicating returning books that have been recalled and must use the system’s information to route these recalled items to the correct individual. Incumbent solves problems related to check-in, including identifying materials from other libraries that have been lent to the Library, and material from custodial divisions that are not identified except by language or format.

Incumbent provides circulation status checks for Library staff who request material and receive not-on-shelf responses if these staff cannot search the circulation database themselves and need to know whether or not a book is charged. Incumbent provides limited information such as due dates and a general status (charged outside, charged to a research facility, etc.). Incumbent is authorized to provide more extensive location information for official use and to refer callers to the appropriate office if the material should be retrieved.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 232078.

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. Hours beginning between 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. ending between 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

One Position: Maryland

Position: Electronic Resources Librarian
Location: Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for an Electronic Resources Librarian. This position is responsible for life cycle management of all library resources, including providing discovery and seamless access to the Library’s electronic resources, including online journals, databases, streaming video, and eBooks. With the Dean of Library and Academic Technology, this position manages the library materials budget. The successful candidate is expected to be well-versed in managing an integrated library system, including knowledge of unix/linux operating systems, Discovery layers, such as EBSCO Discovery Service, openURL resolvers, content knowledgebases, and cataloging standards and principals such as MARC and BIBFRAME. Knowledge of various authentication systems such as SAML and Shibboleth is helpful to facilitate troubleshooting with the campus IT services. The Electronic Resources Librarian liaises with faculty and staff to identify new e-resources, communicate changes, evaluate content for discoverability and access, and to resolve issues. Experience in managing e-resources is essential, as is a working knowledge of the principals of collection development. Knowledge of html, css, and content management systems for support of the SpringShare Library Guides and the library’s website. This is an exempt, full-time (35 hours per week), twelve-month non-tenured faculty position.

Essential Functions:

  • Administers the Sierra integrated library system.
  • Manages electronic resources, establish workflows, work with discovery layer and EZproxy.
  • Provides access to electronic resources through software such as link resolvers, knowledge bases, discovery services, access management platforms.
  • Oversees the cataloging and processing of all library resources.
  • Troubleshoot access and connection issues with the campus community.
  • Develop and maintain library web content and access including incorporating code to allow for search and chat boxes.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date bibliographic records/statistics of all library holdings.
  • Handles the library materials budget with the Dean of LAT.
  • Stays informed about the electronic product market, vendors, publishing issues and trends, pricing models, and licensing.
  • Supervises the Acquisitions and Accounts Manager and 2-4 student assistants.
  • Performs reference services when needed, which may include weekend and evening physical presence as well as chat coverage.
  • Pursues professional development service and scholarship to satisfy library faculty status and review and promotion.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Director 
Location: City of Takoma Park
Salary: $108,000 to $120,000 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The City of Takoma Park is currently seeking a Director for our brand-new, state of the art library, currently in the design approval stage. Our incoming Library Director should be a vibrant, forward-thinking leader to continue the great work that the Library staff has developed. The incumbent should be passionate about maximizing library services, empowering a space for community encounters and learning, cultivating partnerships with a diverse community, and optimizing technology and integrated library systems software programs.

This library is extremely unique as it is one of last few municipal libraries in the state, thus giving the Director the ability to be very autonomous. The department is City-run, and separate from the Montgomery County Library System, with the Director reporting directly to the City Manager. This gives the Director a large amount of latitude in creating an environment that cultivates personal interactions, growth, and learning.

The incumbent will have the ability to impact every part of the Library, including involvement with the construction process and management of the interim off-site library. They will also direct normal operations, such as approving book selections, developing programming, and training and development of seven full-time and six part-time staff.

During normal operations, our Library hosts an extremely robust calendar of events for both youth and adults, with various events on nearly every day, including: circle times in English, Spanish, and French; craft and yoga programs; pre-literacy programs; drawing and ‘comics jam’ programs; adult book discussions; ESOL book clubs; and discussions with authors and illustrators through a partnership with Politics and Prose Bookstore.

Our location, immediately next to both Takoma Park Elementary School (grades K-2) and Piney Branch Elementary School (grades 3-5) allows for regular field trips by teachers and students, and programming designed in coordination with the school curriculum.

We also have a computer center with twenty-seven (27) computers throughout a senior room, a quiet room, and a disability access station.

General duties of the position include:

  • Development of strategic goals and management of library operations;
  • Fiscal management, including development of budget recommendations and oversight of approved funds;
  • Management, training, and development of staff;
  • Maximizing community partnerships;
  • Representing the department with Friends of the Library and other community partners.

The City of Takoma Park is a small jurisdiction in Montgomery County, Maryland bordering the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County. Inhabited by a diverse and politically active population of 17,000 citizens, Takoma Park is known for its progressive policies, historic tree-lined neighborhoods, and independent businesses. We are proud to be a workforce of almost 200 full-time and part-time employees that are as diverse as the community we serve. We strive to maintain excellent customer service and responsiveness to our residents and everyone we work with. It is with this in mind that we seek to improve by championing quality and efficiency through a dedicated workforce and cooperative spirit.

Please visit www.takomaparkmd.gov/government/human-resources to apply. Applying directly through the ALA job site will not constitute an active application. Please visit the City of Takoma Park website to apply.

Position: Collection Services Librarian 
Location: Goucher College

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

DESCRIPTION:
Goucher College’s Collection Services Librarian will report to the College Librarian. This position will provide leadership in developing, assessing, managing, and promoting user-centered, holistic collections to meet the current and emerging information needs of the Goucher community. They will establish new models of collection/content building and delivery.

The Collection Services Librarian will plan, implement, evaluate operations, establish policies and procedures, and set priorities in acquisitions and serials, electronic resources, and data gathering and statistics. This position will be expected to plan and monitor expenditures for library resources and related services.

The incumbent will manage the Integrated Library System, World Share Management, and serve as the official liaison with OCLC. They will participate in the library’s delivery of research and course-related instructional services as needed and serve as liaison to selected academic disciplines and develop subject-focused research LibGuides.

The Collection Services Librarian contributes to library-wide planning and promotes cooperation and efficiencies among libraries by serving on committees of regional and statewide academic library consortia.

REQUIREMENTS:
Qualified candidates will have a Master’s Degree in Library Information Studies (MLIS), from an ALA-accredited institution, knowledge of MARC records and current cataloging standards and practices and 1 – 3 years experience.

Preferred candidates will have a second graduate degree; experience using the OCLC WorldShare Management System, particularly the Acquisitions, Collection Manager, and License Manager modules; experience using YBP’s GOBI platform.

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.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Technical Information Specialist 
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as coordinator for the NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program, helping researchers and staff to learn and apply bioinformatics analysis techniques to their research. If you have stellar customer service skills and experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting, then consider joining the our team.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as the team leader and coordinator for bioinformatics, identifying goals and objectives and developing strategies to meet them.
  • Recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures; and, ensures that administrative tasks, such as collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistics which document the service levels and trends in service provision, are accomplished.
  • Coordinates bioinformatics classes from outside vendors and guest speakers for NIH researchers and staff, including developing and delivering a program of instruction in the use of bioinformatics databases and analytical tools.
  • Teaches NIH researchers and staff to use a range of bioinformatics databases and various analytical tools related to the following areas: sequence analysis, similarity searching, structural analysis, gene expression, and text/data mining.
  • Acts as information advisor and consultant to NIH branches and laboratories to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.

Position: Librarian (Metadata) 
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located within Agricultural Research Service, Field Organization, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division, Acquisition & Metadata Branch in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent will provide library technical services for bibliographic, scientific, and cultural heritage metadata.

Responsibilities

  • Catalogs both print and non-print material in agricultural and related fields using specialized knowledge of descriptive cataloging, classification and subject analysis.
  • Develops new and revised methods, techniques, and procedures for dealing with a wide array of cataloging, workflow, library system usage and data flows that do not lend themselves to traditional approaches.
  • Prepare complex documents for staff use.
  • Attends and participates in meetings, conferences, seminars, and projects, both internal and external to the National Agricultural Library (NAL).
  • Evaluates policies, plans, systems, and related recommendations developed by NAL staff.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Branch Manager
Location: Harford County Public Library, Joppa, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Excellent benefits package includes leave, health/dental/vision/drug program, deferred compensation program, pension.  

Position Summary: 

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

Essential Duties:

  1. Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager;
  2. Provides reference and readers’ advisory services to the public;
  3. Ensures appropriate “transfer of training” and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  4. Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, to meet customer and budgetary needs;
  5. Oversees, plans and implements children, teens and adult services as assigned by the Branch Manager;
  6. Prepares monthly reports and meeting agendas;
  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;
  10. Provides troubleshooting for any building or staff issues to ensure public and staff safety;
  11. Oversees budgets and purchasing for specific branch departments and line items.

Supervision Functions:

  1. Serves as a hiring manager and supervises reference staff, reference substitutes, other hourly staff and 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 schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  7. Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written, electronic format or in-person meeting.

Standard Functions:

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

Minimum Requirements:

  1. MLS degree, required from an 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. Three or more years of related professional public library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on the use of computers, databases, preferably in public library;
  4. Two or more years of supervisory experience;
  5. Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  6. Ability to provide proof of valid driver’s license with no more than three points;
  7. Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

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. Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  5. 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;
  6. Expert knowledge of relevant electronic resources, including the Internet and databases;
  7. Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train and communicate with other staff members;
  8. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  9. Ability to develop and implement programs in children’s, teens and adult services
  10. Extensive knowledge of modern research techniques;
  11. Ability to keep relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  12. Knowledge of technology to include 3D printers, robotics, coding, virtual and augmented reality, green screens and relevant software packages;
  13. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  14. Ability to prioritize and multitask;
  15. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software Microsoft office suite and office machines;
  16. Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  17. Strong supervisory and managerial skills;
  18. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Work Environment:

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

Position: Assistant Branch Manager
Location: Harford County Public Library, Edgewood, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Excellent benefits package includes leave, health/dental/vision/drug program, deferred compensation program, pension.  

Position Summary: 

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

Essential Duties:

  1. Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager;
  2. Provides reference and readers’ advisory services to the public;
  3. Ensures appropriate “transfer of training” and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  4. Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, to meet customer and budgetary needs;
  5. Oversees, plans and implements children, teens and adult services as assigned by the Branch Manager;
  6. Prepares monthly reports and meeting agendas;
  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;
  10. Provides troubleshooting for any building or staff issues to ensure public and staff safety;
  11. Oversees budgets and purchasing for specific branch departments and line items.

Supervision Functions:

  1. Serves as a hiring manager and supervises reference staff, reference substitutes, other hourly staff and 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 schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  7. Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written, electronic format or in-person meeting.

Standard Functions:

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

Minimum Requirements:

  1. MLS degree, required from an 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. Three or more years of related professional public library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on the use of computers, databases, preferably in public library;
  4. Two or more years of supervisory experience;
  5. Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  6. Ability to provide proof of valid driver’s license with no more than three points;
  7. Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

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. Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  5. 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;
  6. Expert knowledge of relevant electronic resources, including the Internet and databases;
  7. Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train and communicate with other staff members;
  8. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  9. Ability to develop and implement programs in children’s, teens and adult services
  10. Extensive knowledge of modern research techniques;
  11. Ability to keep relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  12. Knowledge of technology to include 3D printers, robotics, coding, virtual and augmented reality, green screens and relevant software packages;
  13. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  14. Ability to prioritize and multitask;
  15. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software Microsoft office suite and office machines;
  16. Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  17. Strong supervisory and managerial skills;
  18. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Work Environment:

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

Position: Information Technology Librarian
Location: Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery (UMBC), Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Description
As part of the Library and Information Technology Services division, the IT Librarian manages the daily operations of IT support and AV services in the Library & Gallery. This position also works closely with the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) on the management of the Library’s public computing and AV resources. The IT Librarian ensures efficient management of and response to bugs and suggestions through effective use of the issue tracking system ‘RT’.

This position makes recommendations on upgrades, repairs, replacements, retention, and adoption of new technologies based on equipment life cycles, usage, user needs, and technology trends. Engages and works collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff both inside and outside the Library & Gallery to ensure technology solutions are effective and equitable including selection and implementation of assistive and accessible technologies. Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a diverse environment and a commitment to providing equitable and inclusive service.

Administers and maintains library applications including, but not limited to, ILLiad, CONTENTdm, Connexion, Ares, Aleph, and EBSCO Discovery Services (EDS).

Supports efficient use of technology for employees in the Library & Gallery including through development and delivery of training on technology-related best practices on topics such as document management and use of cloud systems. Participates as the IT expert on library committees and working groups as appropriate.

Assists with the technology planning and implementation for local digitization projects and participates in developing and implementing the Library & Gallery’s digital preservation strategy.

Manages and maintains local servers including backup and recovery. Works with DoIT to implement and manage suitable cloud-based storage and backup options.

Trains and supervises LITS staff, and develops and documents procedures.

Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Requires a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or information science program.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of computer workstations, networking, and computer security.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of information technology principles, processes, systems and standards, including operating systems, systems security, wireless networking, and digital initiatives and emerging web technologies.
  • Experience leading projects or implementing new technologies, preferably in an academic library environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of web client and server applications, databases, and Web programming environments.
  • Knowledge of system administration and network administration.
  • Knowledge or experience working with integrated library systems and the application of technology to enhance effectiveness in library operations.
  • Knowledge of technology trends, standards, information technology best practices, and issues in academic libraries

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Background in computer science or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or working experience with database and software design, and cybersecurity.
  • Experience working with digital repositories or working to develop projects that support locally digitized scholarly content.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience with Ex Libris products.

Six Positions: Washington DC & Virtual

Position: Virtual Librarian
Location: Tutor Me, Virtual

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Description
Looking for a virtual library reference gig? Become a Library tutor with TutorMe! Online tutoring is one of the best independent contractor opportunities for librarians who want to earn extra money, have a flexible schedule, and/or work from home.
We’re open 24/7, which makes our flexible hours a great fit for librarians. You set a tutoring schedule that works best for you, and enjoy tutoring online without traveling, searching for clients or tracking payments.

Compensation: $16/hour plus bonuses (paid weekly)

How to Apply: Please submit your application at https://tutorme.com/apply. In your application, select “Library and Information Science” as a subject.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree
  • Ability to provide excellent reference services to online university students in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive attitude and passion for helping others

Position: Business Librarian
Location: American University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Description
American University Library invites applications from innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarians to fill a tenure-track faculty position for the Kogod School of Business, beginning Summer 2020, subject to budgetary approval. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field at either assistant or associate level.

Responsibilities: As the Research and Instruction Librarian for Business, the librarian will be the point person for research assistance, information literacy instruction and collection development in support of the curriculum and the faculty research at the Kogod School of Business, as well as business-related research across campus. The librarian will work closely with the faculty and administration of the Kogod School of Business to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources. In collection development, reviews and selects research materials (print and digital) to support faculty and student research for Kogod. Provides high-level subject specific reference assistance to Kogod faculty and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty. Teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students. Creates appropriate online tools to support Kogod students and faculty. Supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in business librarianship. Serves on the Library’s Collections Management Team and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection. Assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation.

The Business Librarian is a member of the Division of Research, Teaching and Learning [RTL] and reports to the Associate Director of RTL. As a member of RTL, the Business Librarian also participates in broader initiatives as part of the library.

Library faculty members participate in library governance activities. The Business Librarian also consults regularly with the Kogod teaching faculty and administrators. Library faculty members are expected to develop professionally, to engage in scholarship, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

ABOUT THE KOGOD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

The Kogod School of Business at American University is the oldest accredited business school in Washington, D.C. With more than 1500 students, Kogod offers full-time, Professional (part-time) and Online MBA programs, seven specialized Masters of Science degree programs and a robust undergraduate business degree program. All Kogod programs are designed to integrate a business education with a global perspective. With a focus on Business in the Capital and entrepreneurship through the innovation incubator, Kogod actively connects students with community and facilitates putting their ideas into action.

ABOUT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

The American University Library serves the AU community through a collection of more than 1,700,000 print and electronic book titles and 180,000 media and sound recordings. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center, and partner collections across campus including the Career Center, the Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition, and Research, and the Visual Resource Center. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and at the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 184,000 journal subscriptions in all subjects. The Library has 20 library faculty, 88 full-time staff and other professionals, and about 125 student assistants. The library’s budget is about $17 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

American University Library is a Founding Member of the Diversity Alliance for Academic Libraries.

American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to more than 14,000 students.

For information about American University, please see http://www.american.edu and learn about the University Library at http://www.american.edu/library.

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Applications require a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/73684

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please contact:

Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046
mmikkel@american.edu

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identify and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS: An ALA accredited M.L.S and three years’ experience in an academic or research institution and a degree in business, economics or a related field is highly preferred. Corporate experience of five or more years in lieu of an academic business background is also acceptable. Other qualifications include demonstrated reference, instruction, and collection development experience; evidence of potential for scholarship and ongoing professional development; outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; strong public service ethic; collaborative skills. Ideal candidates will also possess the ability to shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment; to work across a broad-based constituency, to communicate a positive library image; and have an awareness of current concerns and developments in librarianship.

Position: Senior Manager – Library and Archives
Location: The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Overview 

The position, based in Pew’s Washington, D.C., office, reports to the director, evaluation and program learning and manages four staff (three librarians and one archivist). The evaluation and program learning unit is committed to fostering knowledge sharing that informs and improves Pew’s work. As a senior member of this unit, the senior manager will contribute to learning by overseeing the library and archives team, and leading two primary efforts:

  1. Knowledge services: Help staff to access and use information about the history of Pew and its past and current programs. Provide staff with relevant external resources via Pew’s library, which manages both print and digital subscriptions to academic, news, and legal resources. The team’s three librarians are skilled in library science, legal research, and library systems.
  2. Information curation: Help to ensure current and historical information about Pew is organized, of high-quality, appropriately preserved and archived, and easily accessible to Pew staff. This includes overseeing Pew’s archivist, serving as a lead curator for program information of archival value, and supporting the curation efforts of other units by acting as a facilitator and expert resource. In this role, the senior manager will be an important contributor to organization-wide data governance and data management efforts.

This position requires an experienced information management professional with a solid record managing teams and the ability to apply technical and management skills to develop, implement, and enhance systems and processes that support internal knowledge sharing. The senior manager will provide stewardship of Pew’s library, its historical programmatic and administrative records, and be a collaborator who can foster connections and provide input to cross-organizational groups working to develop and implement effective data and information management solutions and practices.

Responsibilities 

Library and archives leadership 

  • In consultation with the director, evaluation and program learning, design and develop objectives and milestones for the library and archives unit.
  • Lead the library and archives team, including defining and prioritizing needs and overseeing the work of the unit to ensure that staff have access to information that meets their needs to design, implement, and manage high performing initiatives.
  • Build working relationships with staff in support units and other program portfolios that are critical to effective information and knowledge management practices, including research and science, program coordination and services, finance, government relations, human resources, legal affairs, communications, institutional solutions, philanthropic partnerships, and the executive office.
  • Share expertise with strategy colleagues to build the department’s knowledge, expand its capacity, and improve the effectiveness of its efforts to promote program learning.
  • Supervise and mentor four staff while fostering professional development opportunities. The team includes three librarians and Pew’s archivist.
  • Monitor the library and archives budget, which includes the institutional budget for third party subscriptions to library resources.

Knowledge sharing and information management support

  • Develop and refine tools and processes to ensure that current and historical programmatic information is accurate, appropriately preserved, and as relevant, accessible to staff.
  • Help staff access and use library and archive resources by supporting current knowledge practices and developing and implementing new initiatives, systems, and trainings for knowledge management and knowledge sharing.
  • Work closely with the library and archives team and internal customers to formulate search strategies and conduct library research. For example, collaborate with Pew’s research and science staff to support the development of literature reviews, to help identify appropriate mechanisms for tracking research citations of Pew’s work, etc.
  • Consult with other units as requested on digital data and information curation processes, procedures, and policies. For instance, work with the research and science team to support their efforts to store, protect, and preserve Pew research data sets.
  • Contribute to Pew’s data governance and emerging master data management efforts by actively participating in institutional working groups. This includes working with a cross- organizational team that aims to define, implement, enhance and maintain data governance and management procedures, methods, and policies, in alignment with enterprise standards.
  • Work together with IT on efforts to facilitate access to reliable information and data about Pew’s programs and history. This includes collaborating with IT staff to provide expertise regarding the implementation of new data management solutions, or enhancements to existing tools, and ensuring easy access to pertinent information via Pew’s intranet. Collaborate with IT and other internal stakeholders to facilitate the adoption and implementation of these solutions and enhancements.
  • Collaborate with Pew’s evaluation staff to enhance efforts to promote program learning by providing accurate program histories to inform evaluation designs; recommending technological tools and solutions that support program monitoring; and providing input on knowledge sharing initiatives led by the evaluation team.

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree in information management or other relevant field related to library and information science preferred.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in library and archives or information management is required.
  • Minimum of three years direct supervisory experience, including managing the performance review process for direct reports and providing career development advice and guidance.
  • Strong information technology skills required, especially with EOS or similar library and archives cataloging systems, SharePoint, database technology, and self-service business intelligence tools. Experience with new and emerging technologies preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex information management projects, including experience working on multidisciplinary teams functioning across institutional management units.
  • Experience with organization-wide data and information processes such as data governance, archiving, digital asset management, data migration, and master data management.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to present and write clearly and effectively, convince and persuade, and listen carefully.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work productively with a wide array of stakeholders and perspectives and approach issues with a nonpartisan, objective mindset.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, juggle multiple priorities, adjust to changing circumstances, organize time efficiently, remain attentive to details, and identify resources for projects.
  • Ability to fit into a fast-paced and highly professional corporate culture which emphasizes excellence, collegiality, and teamwork.
  • Ability to treat sensitive information about the business and affairs of Pew and those with whom it has relationships with discretion and confidence. High level of professional integrity.
  • Strong understanding of how to manage by influencing others and the ability to accurately read nuances of meaning.

Travel This position requires occasional domestic travel to meetings and conferences.

Position: Indexer/Metadata Librarian
Location: National Security Archive, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The National Security Archive is seeking a full-time Indexer/Metadata Librarian to prepare collections of declassified documents for publication in the award-winning Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) database on U.S. foreign, intelligence, and security policy.  This is an excellent opportunity to apply cataloging, indexing, abstracting, and editorial skills in a collegial, team-based environment on the George Washington University campus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Indexer/Metadata Librarian collaborates with the indexing team to:  prepare descriptive cataloging, evaluate subject content and apply indexing terms using a controlled vocabulary, write original abstracts, review metadata for accuracy and consistency, maintain database of controlled vocabulary, and perform other tasks related to the publication process as needs arise, under the guidance of the production director and director of analysis.

REQUIREMENTS:  MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution and relevant coursework or experience in indexing or cataloging; interest in foreign affairs; and good writing skills.

DATE AVAILABLE:  Immediately.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position, beginning with a six-months probationary period.  Salary range is in the mid-40s.

BENEFITS: 100% employer-paid health insurance.  Employer-matched 401(k) retirement plan, after two years. Flexible schedule includes option to work from home three days per week, once initial training period is complete.

TO APPLY:  Please send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references, by mail, fax, or e-mail, to:

Lisa Thompson, Director of Production; Telephone: (202) 994-7020; email: lcthomps@gwu.edu.

The National Security Archive; Gelman Library, Suite 701; The George Washington University; 2130 H Street, Washington, DC 20037; Fax: (202) 994-7005

Web:  https://nsarchive.gwu.edu/.

The National Security Archive is a non-profit research institute and library.  It is an equal opportunity employer.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Section Head)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The incumbent serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work of acquiring and providing metadata for materials published in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. The incumbent oversees the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians, and performs administrative and human resource management functions.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

Determines the human resources needed to accomplish the work of the unit. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and independently 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 development of metadata and standards. 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.

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

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

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

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

Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.**

Knowledge of Chinese language and/or civilization of China.

Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Associate Director for Publishing
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $131,239 to $197,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing objective, nonpartisan research and analysis to committees and Members of the House and Senate. CRS seeks a senior level executive to serve as an Associate Director and lead its Office of Publishing (PUB).

Responsibilities
This position serves as the head of CRS’s Office of Publishing with overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical CRS programs and operations.

In this capacity, and reporting directly to the Director of CRS, the Associate Director will be responsible for directing various aspects of the Service’s editorial and publishing programs including designing and editing text-based research products, visual information services and products, geospatial information systems services and products, quality assurance, and product support functions. The Associate Director is also responsible for directing the information architecture functions relevant to information research management, which includes overseeing areas such as taxonomy development, content management, search engine optimization, records management, including digital records management activities, and data analytics for CRS and client-facing information management tools (e.g., CRS.gov).

The Associate Director serves as the top technical authority on matters of editorial and publishing policy, and on matters relating to the information architecture, information research management, and data analytics for the activities mentioned above. In addition to managing the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised, the Associate Director also serves as a principal advisor to the CRS Director and Deputy Director, and members of the CRS Research Policy Council on functions, programs and services under the office’s responsibility.

Major duties of this position include:

  • Overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical CRS programs and operations.
  • Serves as the top technical authority on matters of editorial and publishing policy, and on matters relating to information architecture, information research management, and data analytics for the above cited activities.
  • Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
  • Assures the availability of the intellectual capacity to meet the current and changing requirements of CRS editorial and publishing and information research management needs at a sustained level of excellence.
  • Serves as a key advisor to the Director and Deputy Director on various programs, policies and agency-wide change projects.
  • Develops, conceives, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical CRS programs.
  • Represents CRS in high-level meetings with other Library of Congress service and infrastructure support units, legislative branch agencies, and with other federal and private officials and organizations.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment — See requirements listed below under Qualifications Required.

Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position.

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

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

Knowledge of Editing and Publishing**: The ability to apply knowledge of the theories, concepts, processes, techniques, principles, and/or practices of editing, publishing and information architecture to organize, disseminate, and archive products and information resources in support of agency programs and operations.

Ability to Manage and Direct an Editorial and Publishing Program**: The ability to lead and manage a complex, fast-paced editorial and publishing program within an agency, enterprise or organization. This includes the ability to accomplish strategic and operational goals by ensuring the effective interaction and integration of processes; delegating and managing multiple tasks; and planning and organizing resources, people, and activities effectively to achieve agency goals.

Ability to Lead People and Manage a Workforce**: The ability to oversee the overall performance of an office/organization by assessing staffing requirements in relation to current and anticipated needs of the Congress; developing staffing plans, justifications, and requests; and assuring the availability of the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing editorial and publishing needs of the Service at a sustained level of excellence.

Ability to Assess the Quality of Products and Services**: The ability to evaluate a full range of products and services to ensure quality standards are met. Makes suggestions to improve these products and services.

Ability to Think and Plan Strategically: The ability to establish and implement a strategic vision and direction for an organization or group. This includes the ability to identify strategic opportunities and challenges; develop strategic solutions, annual plans and performance targets to take advantage of those opportunities; and hold the organization as well as individuals accountable to those targets to achieve results. This also includes the ability to evaluate organizational progress against targets and to adjust targets or expectations as appropriate.

Ability to Instill a Collaborative and Inclusive Work Environment: The ability to create, promote, and sustain collaborative, client-focused approaches to the work of the organization. This includes creating organizational protocols that constitute an environment in which collaboration is expected. This also includes ensuring an atmosphere in which input is sought from colleagues with diverse expertise, skills, and abilities and using that input to inform and enhance the work of the organization.

Ability to Communicate Effectively Other than in Writing: The ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely; and communicating clearly, politely, and under control to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information.

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

1. Prior Background and Experience/Knowledge of Editing and Publishing**: I have knowledge of the theories, concepts, processes, techniques, principles and/or practices of editing, publishing, and information architecture.

2. Ability to Manage and Direct an Editorial and Publishing Program**: I have led and managed a workgroup responsible for at LEAST ONE THROUGH FOUR of the following aspects of editing and publishing: (1) designing and editing multiple text-based research products; (2) visual information services and products; (3) quality assurance and product support functions; (4) facilitation of product workflow; and (5) geospatial information systems services and products. I also directed at LEAST TWO of the following information architecture functions: (1) taxonomy development; (2) content management; (3) search engine optimization; (4) records management and (5) data analytics.

3. Ability to Lead People and Manage a Workforce**: I have led and managed a multi-disciplinary professional and administrative staff (e.g., responsible for developing staffing plans, recruiting and hiring, assigning work, evaluating performance).

4. Ability to Assess the Quality of Products and Services**: I have evaluated and critically reviewed a range of products and services for compliance with established professional organizational/office standards and made independent judgments on acceptability of material.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Distance Education Librarian II
Location: Johns Hopkins University — Mount Washington Campus, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

General Summary/Purpose:

This position will work with a team of seasoned distance education librarians supporting library services in an online environment. The librarian will work both in teams and autonomously to develop and provide excellent customer service to faculty, staff and students.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include supporting reference and some creation of instructional resources, with a particular emphasis on supporting underserved and diverse student populations.  The librarian also provides support to the team on collection development and liaison related work.

Reference and Instructional Support:

  • Provide a significant reference support. Reference hours will include weekdays as well as a rotating weekend shift
  • Research assistance to include answering reference queries, compiling bibliographies, and assisting with creating/revising instructional resources
  • Incorporate information literacy concepts into daily transactions with users
  • Direct students and faculty to current resources that support the curriculum, and promote and encourage the ethical use of information
  • Communicate with online students and faculty for online library orientation and research needs
  • Contribute to team projects and support librarians who liaise to subject-specific disciplines
  • Select materials for the library’s collection in coordination with other staff librarians
  • Provide support for services and products that promote distance education in cooperation with other library and university personnel

General

  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with faculty and staff
  • Develop effective plans and processes to provide library resources that support the college/university mission and program objectives
  • Assist in the initiation of new services, programs or projects
  • Represent the ELP and/or the library at campus, project and outside committees and meetings as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s of Library Science or Master’s in Library and  Information Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program required
  • Two years of related experience
  • Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills to support online students
  • Knowledge of library information systems, learning management systems and services; in-depth knowledge of Internet
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to work collaboratively; willingness to work flexible schedule
  • Knowledge and understanding of copyright issues and trends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of national/regional accreditation standards and American Library Association standards, such as ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards/Guidelines/Framework for Higher Education.
  • Strong technology skills including experience with applications of instructional and communication technologies, screen capture software, and discovery tools needed to provide innovative library services, student support for electronic databases and other Web-based library resources

Any Specific Physical Requirements for the Job:

  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for sustained periods of time.
  • Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery.
  • Candidate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
  • Candidate will be required to communicate regularly via telephone, email, chat, and face to face with internal and external audiences and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings.

Work Environment/Conditions and Additional Information

  • Candidate must be available to work occasional evenings (if needed) and weekends when service support is scheduled.
  • Candidate must be able to occasionally travel locally or out of state for work related activities.

Classified Title: Librarian II
Working Title: Distance Education Librarian II  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC
Starting Salary Range: $35,568 per year
Employee group: Part-time
Schedule: Part time- 25 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus
Department name: 10000081-Entrepreneurial Library Program
Personnel area: Libraries

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Position: Dean of University Libraries
Location: Towson University, Towson, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Purpose

Towson University (TU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of University Libraries with appointment to begin July 1, 2020. Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean serves as the chief administrative officer of the Libraries and an essential member of university leadership.

As a transformative and collaborative academic leader, the Dean will further the Libraries’ commitment to the mission of Towson University by providing resources, services, instruction, and spaces that support student, faculty, and staff learning, teaching, research, and scholarship. Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland.  Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland campus.  With 24 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.  For more information about Albert S. Cook Library, click here.

The University

Recently named by U.S. News and World Report among the top 100 public national universities, Towson University enrolls close to 20,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts and communications, health professions, liberal arts, science and mathematics); over 865 full-time faculty; and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Job Responsibilities

The Dean of University Libraries provides the leadership for establishing a shared vision and developing strategic priorities, plans, and goals for library resources, programs, services, and facilities that support the missions of both the Library and the university.  The Dean ensures the Library is a vibrant presence integrated throughout the university, and fosters collaborative and creative opportunities within the Library, across campus, and with other institutions that advance student learning and success.  The Dean understands the evolving role of academic libraries and trends in higher education; facilitates the integration of appropriate and emerging technologies; creates and maintains an inclusive and diverse environment; and fosters the professional growth and development of all library personnel.

The Dean is committed to advancing the Libraries’ role in instruction, information services, and scholarly communications; facilitates a culture of assessment within the Libraries; ensures special collections and university archives are integral academic, research, teaching, and learning resources for the university and external scholars;  provides leadership for grant applications, donor cultivation, fundraising, and giving.

The Dean of University Libraries serves on the Deans’ Council and the Provost’s Council, works in partnership with the university’s academic leadership, and participates in the shared governance activities of the Libraries and the university.  The Dean is a member of the Council of Library Directors of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Library Consortium.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library Science (MLS, MLIS, or equivalent)
  • Five years of successful library administrative experience with progressively more responsible positions such as department head, assistant dean, or associate dean
  • Successful administrative experience with library and archives strategic planning, fiscal management, personnel management, and relevant technologies
  • Knowledge of current issues, developments, innovations, and challenges in academic libraries and archives, information technology, scholarly communications, and higher education
  • Record of creative leadership and strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Successful experience with grant writing, development, and fund raising activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing a diverse and equitable library culture and evidence of work with a diverse community
  • Successful experience cultivating relationships and partnerships within and outside of the Libraries and university
  • Record of engagement in professional associations
  • Achievement in scholarly productivity
  • Must meet criteria to be eligible for the rank of Librarian IV with permanent status

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate or a second master’s degree

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

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary and full university benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.

Procedure for Candidacy
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited.  Applications received by March 4, 2020 will receive fullest consideration. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents, a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the job description, and the names and contact information for at least 3 and no more than 5 professional references.  Candidates will be informed before references are contacted. Please submit inquiries, nominations, and application materials to DeanLibrarySearch@towson.edu

Position: Librarian
Location: Stratford University, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Passion…Inspiration…Innovation…Do you live by those? If yes, read on…

The Librarian is responsible for the ongoing planning, supervision and management of the campus library and instructional resources, integrating these resources into all phases of the curriculum, and assisting students and faculty in the use of these resources.

Functions

Assist students and faculty in the use of the library collection, research materials,  technology, and area resources

  • Instruct students on a formal and informal basis in skills related to identifying and interpreting research information and communicating the content of research material in written and visual presentations
  • Continually develop, evaluate and maintain the library collection to meet the needs of students and faculty
  • Maintain Library guides
  • Oversee library assistants in providing customer service, shelving of books and inventorying materials
  • Develop and maintain library publications, reports, and activities
  • Attend meetings and workshops related to personal professional development and further development of the library
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • MLS – Master’s degree in Library Science
  • Strong personal accountability and attention to detail orientation to meet daily, weekly, and quarterly assignments
  • Understanding of LibGuides software
  • Able to complete tasks independently with a very high quality of performance
  • High energy, outgoing personality and professional attitude
  • Committed to quality service to students, faculty, and staff
  • Understanding of inventory management and reconciliation of textbook orders
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong technology skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs
  • Good knowledge of: research process and library procedures, computer skills, current copyright law, Library of Congress classification system, use of electronic database

Position: Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Librarian
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Faculty Librarian focusing on measuring the impact of the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). The aim of the CTSA is to accelerate and improve clinical and translational science and, ultimately, to improve public health outcomes.

The ICTR Librarian will be responsible for advancing UMB efforts measuring the impact of the ICTR and in developing tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources. Collaborating with Faculty Librarians and expert staff throughout the HS/HSL, within the ICTR, and potentially with colleagues at JHU, and in the CTSA national network, this librarian will provide a full range of services supporting the UMB ICTR. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu and about the ICTR, visit https://www.umaryland.edu/ictr/.

This is a full-time, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian II. This position is funded by the ICTR and renewed annually based on the needs of the institute. The ICTR Librarian operates in a dual-reporting structure between the HS/HSL and the ICTR.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop strategies for measuring the impact of the ICTR/CTSA in research output, knowledge transfer, clinical implementation, community benefit, and the research impact of traineeships.
  • Identify and implement tools or products supporting effective tracking of productivity, such as ORCID, etc.
  • Employ data visualization tools illustrating and showcasing UMB ICTR funded research.
  • Evaluate the use and efficacy of UMB ICTR/CTSA centralized shared resources.
  • Develop marketing strategies and outreach activities promoting UMB ICTR collaborations and resources.
  • Working in tandem with other UMB ICTR “Navigators,” link faculty to content experts across UMB and at other University System of Maryland institutions.
  • Provide consultation, training, and expertise on critical information and knowledge resources.
  • Participate in the identification, selection, and implementation of a strategy compiling, classifying, communicating, and marketing UMB faculty expertise including publications, areas of expertise, and grants.
  • Actively engage in committees and on teams within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations, including national CTSA meetings and initiatives.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Three years post-Masters experience in a relevant environment.
  • Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools such as SAS and SPSS.
  • Experience in program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful project management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:

  • Experience with tools such as Tableau, D3.js, R, and Python.
  • Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; 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 February 29, 2020. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/UMBICTRLib.

 SALARY: $60,000 minimum, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS:

Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

 ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The

HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services. The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

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

Position: Information Systems Specialist II
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Charlotte Hall, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc. is seeking an individual to join the team responsible for maintaining and developing library computer systems including email management, the integrated library systems and web services.

Requirements: Knowledge of computers and applications normally acquired through B.S. in computer science or equivalent combination of experience and training. Minimum 2 yrs. experience in computer workstation/server and LAN support. Experience in: customer service support, administering Windows Servers, Exchange Server, Windows desktop environments, Microsoft System Center Manager, HTML, VMware, Share Point, storage area networks, and networking at the TCP/IP level. Knowledge of business/data analytics tools.

Also seeking: the ability to work independently, work with flexible schedule to accommodate systems coverage, strong customer service, and communication skills with customer-centered approach.

Salary Range: $60,098 – $96,157. Excellent Benefits

Application Procedures 

All applicants must complete an application, which can be found on our website https://smrla.org/jobs

Failure to submit a completed application and resume will result in your application being considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee for review.

Application Deadline February 10, 2020 

 

Seven Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Washington, DC or New York, NY

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

With over 1,400 lawyers in 31 offices across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is a fully integrated global law firm that provides clients with connected legal advice, wherever and whenever they need it. The firm is known for its relationship-driven, collaborative culture, diverse legal experience and industry-shaping innovation and offers clients one of the most active M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk practices in the world.

Position Overview

We are looking for a Research Librarian based in either our Washington, DC or New York office, who shares a passion for research, innovation and excellent customer service who can provide a wide variety of research and related services to lawyers and staff locally and globally as needed. This position participates in the training of lawyers and paralegals on the use of research resources, including new technologies and/or upgraded versions of existing services. The Research Librarian is also part of a global research team and participates in firmwide calls and projects with a dedicated and supportive Library and Research Services team. Travel to NY or DC office once a quarter is also required.

Responsibilities

  • Provides in-depth as well as quick reference legal and business research support to lawyers, staff and clients locally and globally through an appropriate combination of traditional resources and emerging technologies
  • Monitors and responds to a wide variety of research requests utilizing a reference request database and coordinates this effort with other global research team members.
    • Participates in planning and implementation of training programs for lawyers and staff to promote the effective use of library resources as needed.
    • Participates in Firmwide teleconferences and projects with global library and research services team as scheduled.
    • Participates as a team member on select projects and initiatives as assigned.
    • Participates in pilots of prospective research resources and provides meaningful feedback.
    • Makes quarterly visits to DC/New York office to support research needs, promote library and research services functions and build relationships in that office.
    • Stays current on research technologies by keeping up with professional literature.
    • Utilizes interlibrary loan and document retrieval services as needed.
    • Takes responsibility for various administrative tasks as needed.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability and commitment to interact effectively and professionally with a diverse clientele.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize and complete projects rapidly and efficiently, yet thoroughly.
  • Demonstrated expertise in legal and corporate research techniques using both print and electronic resources.
  • Proven proficiency in research databases, including but not limited to Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah and a variety of specialty research resources.
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation and proactive creative approach to marketing library and research services.
  • Clear, concise and effective verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to present to individuals and groups.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, often with team members in other offices.
  • Proven success as a service-oriented, proactive, flexible, adaptable, responsible and detail-oriented individual in prior position(s).
  • Proven experience with automated library systems preferred.
    • Requires the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled.

Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
    • Minimum two years law library experience, preferably in a law firm setting.
    • Will consider recent MLIS graduates, with relevant skill sets.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of the employee. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position: Archivist / Video Librarian
Location: ARD German Public TV, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Description
ARD German Public TV is looking for an Archivist / Video Librarian to join its Washington DC broadcasting team.

Who we are:

ARD is one of the world’s largest broadcast organizations with approximately twenty thousand employees worldwide. It’s Germany’s market leader in hard news, news magazines, and documentaries. We also commit a large percentage of our prime time programming to features and documentaries from abroad and with News bureaus in 25 countries, underscoring the network’s commitment to international reporting. With six radio and four television correspondents and a staff of over 30 specialists, ARD’s Washington, DC Bureau runs one of the largest foreign broadcast operations in the U.S.

The position will support television news and studio productions in a dynamic, ever changing broadcasting environment

Duties:

+ collect, organize, archive footage determined to have long-term value;

+ organize, identify, label and facilitate digital assets;

+ research in digital archive and tape library for footage as needed to serve editorial team;

+ create metadata for the storage and tracking of all archived assets;

+ store completed works and files and add them to digital archive;

+ oversee retro digitalization project of current video library;

+ Responsible for the media asset management (MAM) of the ARD media archive, consisting of physical and digital media.

What we have to offer:

+ Full time position + 40 hour week, Monday through Friday schedule + No travel + Comprehensive benefits package + great working environment with supportive management team.

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications:

+ must have experience as an archivist

+ familiar with Avid or other editing software

+ knowledgeable about both digital and traditional archival procedures and capable of Archiving footage as well as using metadata schemes for computer systems.

+ strong editorial / news judgement

+ ability to balance numerous projects and work within tight deadlines

+ German language skills a plus, but not a must.

Position: Educational Resources Specialist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Center for Learning, Literacy & Engagement, Office of the Librarian.

The position description number for this position is 112292.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Plans and develops primary source-based educational programs/projects, as well as publications in a variety of media that involves a variety of important educational, cultural, and social considerations. Recommends new and revised educational programs and initiatives based on implementation experience.

Plans, develops, writes and implements multidisciplinary teaching materials for a broad range of programs. Assesses program content and instructional materials to develop products in support of education standards.

Coordinates on education matters that are controversial or novel, and often complicated by factors such as changing situations and educational developments. Coordinates activities associated with significant matters such as objectives and contents, instructional methods.

Provides guidance and advice concerning program-related or administrative policies and/or management and organizational theories that require considerable adaptation and/or interpretation for application to internal program issues and problems, or where decisions about how to proceed are complicated by conflicting program goals and objectives.

Prepares program-related correspondence, reports, and/or written analyses that include information having a direct impact on agency programs and activities across organizational lines. For example, reports or analyses communicate new program initiatives or activities impacting public understanding and perception of substantive agency programs.

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.

Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced below. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position.

Ability to develop, manage, implement and provide advice and guidance on K-12 educational training/programs/projects. ** Worked on a K-12 educational or training program/project involving policy and standards analysis and performed the following: 1) coordinated, 2) planned, 3) implemented, 4) evaluated, 5) promoted 6) provided advice and guidance to higher-level managers, educational partners, and/or content specialists on program matters, policies, and activities, and 7) established new approaches to resolve critical problems spanning multiple content areas.

Ability to create, administer and evaluate K-12 educational products and services. ** Created and assisted in the implementation of curricula and instructional materials as part of K-12 educational training and instructional program. Evaluated their effectiveness and efficiency.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others. Interacted collaboratively with others to develop and maintain relationships with 1) in-house organizations, 2) government agencies, 3) educational organizations, 4) contractors, and/or 5) private institutions for the purpose of gaining and sharing information, influencing others, and/or accomplishing program or project goals.

Ability to communicate in writing to support K-12 educational training/programs/projects. Wrote clear, cogent, accurate, well-organized, and understandable products in the area of educational programs such as: 1) policies and procedures, 2) program and work plans, 3) reports (assessment, status or annual performance reports), 4) curricular materials, and 5) public relations and marketing materials

Ability to apply new and emerging technologies to the development and delivery of K-12 educational training/programs/projects.  Applied new and emerging technologies to improve work, productivity, and customer service for K-12 educational training/program/project delivery.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian (Cataloger)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Bibliographic Control Unit, Materials Development Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group.

The position description number for this position is 064544.

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 incumbent of this position is a senior cataloger and serves as the Bibliographic Control Officer of the Bibliographic Control Section. The Bibliographic Control Officer (Librarian/Cataloger) performs the day-to-day operations of cataloging performed at the National Library Service and cataloging received from other agencies through maintenance of the NLS/BPD name and subject authority files and by review and editing of contributed records.

Performs original cataloging where a significant portion of the material requires interpretation, judgment, or problem solving by offering the best choice. Offers solutions on how to describe bibliographic elements that are not covered by cataloging rules, or require interpretation. Serves as a cataloging specialist in braille music and the foreign language collection. Re-examines and revises old material with emphasis on currency, usability, consistency, and accuracy in content and arrangement. Establishes and recommends new subject headings, with appropriate cross-references of local network materials for inclusion in the NLS/BPD subject authority file.

Analyzes material to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Determines subject content and assigns to the catalog entry one of several subject headings. Performs content designation of newly created and updated bibliographic and name authority records, supplying tags, indicators, subfield codes, delimiters, and fixed and variable field information. Establishes new personal and corporate names and uniform titles, with appropriate cross­ references, for inclusion in the name authority file.

Provides initial intensive instruction and analyzes training needs and services of staff. Makes revisions as needed. Recommends additional aids to meet the needs of the training program. Resolves problems that arise in the training program. Adapts current methodologies and guidelines to accommodate unique training situations.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, cooperative partners, and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. The Bibliographic Control Officer recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Recommends solutions or resolves important issues when precedents do not apply. Consults with section head to recommend changes to cataloging practices. Offers suggestions and advice to section head on operational and technical problems. Assists the section head in planning and implementing the following section activities: workflow procedures, section priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting strategies for meeting section production goals. Regularly explains technical information to individuals or groups. Conducts tours, workshops, and orientation sessions for staff and visitors. Represents the organization at exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

Monitors and coordinates system enhancements and upgrades. Provides training to staff and users on the PICS (Production Information Control System) and Voyager systems. Evaluates the system from both the library and user perspectives. Prepares critical analysis of information system performance, including problems with database content, computer operation, response time, and operating anomalies. Prepares system design recommendations.

Organizes and coordinates assignments that involve complex and novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements. Uses initiative and resourcefulness to deviate from or extend accepted methods, techniques, and practices. Recommends solutions or resolves important issues when precedents do not apply. Identifies areas for improvement in established methods. Develops and shares new information sources. Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of requests.

Manages electronic documents including the storage, retrieval, and exchange of information.

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 cataloging rules, procedures and practices.**

Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.**

Knowledge of library and information science principles, concepts, tools and techniques to perform library functions and carry out library programs.

Ability to provide consultation or liaison services.

Ability to identify, analyze and resolve organizational and operational problems and develop solutions to improve business performance.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Library Technician
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Salary: $43,798 to $56,939 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located on the staff of the Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs Officer (P), in the Library Reader Services Department (PL-R), of the National Gallery of Art. The incumbent is responsible for a variety of circulation operations and services to Gallery staff, fellows for the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), and other library users.

Responsibilities
The incumbent performs the Library information and service to Library users:

  • Explains Reader Services procedures and policies, including those governing circulation and use of library materials in all formats; makes referrals where necessary.
  • Assists readers with identifying, locating, and handling Library materials.
  • Assists readers with using Library photocopiers and printers.

Maintains Circulation Desk files and records in electronic and paper form and compiles reports:

  • Patron records for Gallery staff
  • Outside reader registrations
  • System charges, discharges, renewals, reserves, and recalls
  • Special loans (one-day, periodicals, materials authorized to leave the Library)
  • Special materials (rare, fragile, oversize, vertical files).

Assists with the maintenance of the Library’s collections:

  • Retrieves and re-shelves library materials in the stacks and in other special locations
  • Sorts (by classification number) books ready for re-shelving
  • Performs shelf-reading to verify correct shelf order
  • Moves and shifts volumes as needed to maintain order and accessibility
  • Conducts stack and Gallery office inventories
  • Conducts detailed and systematic searches for missing materials and prepares related reports.

Checks bibliographic citations in the Library’s online and printed catalogs to determine holdings. Monitors supplies and equipment used for Circulation Desk operations and in the reading rooms and submits requests to acquire as needed.

Qualifications
Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1411-6. This requires at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service.

For this position, specialized experience is defined as experience providing information about bibliographic materials and circulation services in a research environment and maintaining the order and physical integrity of a bibliographic collection.

Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS résumés the possession of this specialized experience. If their résumé does not include such specialized experience, they will be ineligible for this position.

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.

  1. Ability to respond effectively and efficiently to requests from library users with a wide range of research needs while maintaining a professional and personable manner.
  2. Knowledge of standard procedures supporting library reader services or book information services.
  3. Ability to shelve, retrieve, and maintain order in a classified library or other bibliographic collection.
  4. Skill in interpreting bibliographic descriptions.
  5. Reading knowledge of at least one European language other than English (French, German, Italian or Spanish).
  6. Ability to maintain circulation transaction files accurately.

Position: Librarian (Monographs Cataloger & Metadata Specialist)
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located on the staff of the Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs Officer, in the Library’s Technical Services Department (PL-T). The primary purpose of the position is to provide descriptive and subject cataloging, original and copy, for monographs. The incumbent will be responsible for bringing vision and implementation to metadata projects that will expand access to all library collections, and to identify opportunities within relationships to other NGA collections.

Responsibilities

  • Performs original descriptive cataloging, as well as semi-original and copy cataloging based on existing records, using national and local descriptive standards and NGA cataloging policies.
  • Applies principles of data management, standardization, and linking to descriptive records in order to improve access, searching, and relationships between items and collections of items.
  • Contributes to the development of authority records maintained by the library or contributed to the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO).
  • As a member of the Cataloging Section, the incumbent also implements and contributes to the creation and maintenance of the National Gallery of Art Library’s classification for artist monographs

Position: Librarian
Location: U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities
As a Librarian, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing expert technical assistance on automated approaches to research problems.
  • Analyzing, evaluating, and preparing reports with recommendations on the results of research efforts.
  • Developing outreach and marketing programs in support of the overall mission of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) program.
  • Developing curricula to train new and experienced representatives and members of library staff at PTRC libraries.
  • Determining the usefulness of new technology for information services.
  • Performing as a liaison with user groups, establishes cooperative links with other libraries and information centers, and maintains contact with professional library organizations.

Qualifications
You must meet the following United States Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) qualification requirements for the advertised position. OPM’s prescribed General Schedule Qualification Standard for Librarian Series, 1410, can be found here. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.

Specialized Experience: is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the federal service.

Candidates for the GS-13 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Experience providing assistance with research and reference services in a science, technology, or intellectual property field; and
  • Experience planning, designing, and delivering presentations and informational products through a library setting to a variety of audiences; and
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating databases and websites to determine their effectiveness and informational accuracy in order to make meaningful recommendations for improvement and/or enhancement.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Services Assistant (Part-Time)
Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is hiring one- two (1-2) part-time, night and weekend Library Assistants. Under direct supervision, the selected candidate performs routine clerical and/or non-complex library duties using manual and automated library systems. Shifts currently available are Saturday from 3:00-8:00pm, Sunday from 4:00-8:00pm, and Monday from 6:00-11:00pm. Schedules follow the academic calendar and can change each semester based on library’s need.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Searches automated and/or manual systems to locate materials or verify information about materials in library collections.
  • Searches and retrieves materials from library collections. Sorts and shelves materials.
  • Charges and discharges circulating library materials using the library management system.
  • Provides customers with information and directional assistance about library collections and services.
  • Assists in processing new materials including verifying shipment contents and marking materials as library property; or other physical processing tasks.
  • Performs repetitive procedures such as photocopying or scanning, opening and delivering mail, collecting or compiling statistics, filing, data entry, and maintenance of library information resources.
  • Assists in monitoring, ordering, receiving and storing library inventory or supplies.

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

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Skill in alphabetic and numeric filing. Ability to learn and understand library terminology and functions; to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library users and staff; to lift, transport, sort and shelve library materials; to operate standard library and office equipment including personal computers and library software, photocopiers, microfilm and microfiche readers.

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

Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are not eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).

Salary Range: $15.00/hour

If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

Position: Senior Assistant Branch Manager – Children’s Services
Location: Harford County Public Library, Bel Air, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary:

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

Essential Duties:

  1. Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager;
  2. Provides reference and readers advisory services to the public;
  3. Ensures appropriate transfer of training and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  4. Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, to meet customer and budgetary needs;
  5. Oversees, plans and implements children’s services;
  6. Oversees special areas in the branch including the Children’s department and Streamworks;
  7. Oversees budgets and purchasing for specific branch departments and line items;
  8. Works the informational desks in the Children’s departments;
  9. Prepares reports as directed;
  10. Provides oversight of special services, departments, collections, and resources;
  11. Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  12. Performs collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment; keeping collections up to date; and ordering items;
  13. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;
  14. Provide troubleshooting for any building or staff issues to ensure public and staff safety;
  15. Keeps abreast of new trends and changes within public libraries

Supervision Functions:

  1. Serves as a hiring manager and supervises reference staff, reference substitutes, hourly staff and 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 schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  7. Ensures staff receive and understand the system and department communications via written or electronic format or in-person meetings;

Standard Functions:

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

Minimum Requirements:

  1. MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, required (Note: will consider applicants who 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. Three or more years of related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on the use of computers, databases, preferably in public library;
  4. Two or more years of supervisory experience;
  5. Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  6. Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required;
  7. Valid drivers license with no more than three points;
  8. Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

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. Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  5. Knowledge of training methods and technologies;
  6. Thorough understanding of the relationship of the facets of children, teens and adult services and the concepts necessary to develop strong cross services relationships;
  7. Expert knowledge of relevant electronic resources, including the Internet and databases;
  8. Knowledge of technology to include 3D printers, robotics, coding, virtual and augmented reality, green screens and relevant software packages;
  9. Ability to engage with customers in a diplomatic and empathetic manner;
  10. Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train and communicate with other staff members;
  11. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  12. Ability to develop and implement programs in children, teens and adult services
  13. Extensive knowledge of modern research techniques;
  14. Ability to keep relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  15. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  16. Ability to prioritize and multitask;
  17. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  18. Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  19. Strong supervisory and managerial skills;
  20. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Work Environment:

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

Position: Educational Support Program Coordinator I (Collection Development Coordinator I)
Location: Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) – Division of Library Development & Services , Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Main Purpose Of Job
The Collection Development Librarian is responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance in the provision of services to blind and print-disabled citizens across the State through assessment and maintenance of the Maryland State LBPH Collection and supervision of staff working with the collection. This position provides development, evaluation and maintenance of educational and lifelong learning support through the Maryland State LBPH materials collection (Braille, large print, audio books, digital downloads), digital players and related equipment. Compiles and reports statistical data for ongoing assessments of the library collection, assists in the selection and de-selection of library materials, and collaborates with National Library Services (NLS) of the Library of Congress to promote library collections. This position is responsible for supervision and management of Technical Services, which circulates materials to patrons. The position also provides supervision and technical assistance for the Digital Recording Studio that produces digital recordings by Maryland authors and about Maryland. (Marylandia)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Possession of a master’s degree or at least 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate coursework.

Experience: Three years administering education or library programs.

Notes:
1. Two additional years of experience may be substituted for the master’s degree or 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate coursework.

2. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by ALA.

Preferred Qualifications:

One or more years of experience supervising library project;
One or more years of experience working with the blind, visual and print disabled, and/or other disabilities;
One or more years of experience with bibliographic control and collection development.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Candidates may be responsible for providing their own transportation as needed to access meetings, remote locations, and job destinations as assigned.

SELECTION PROCESS
Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS
The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS
Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Position: Project Cataloger
Location: American Institute of Physics – Niels Bohr Library & Archives (NBLA), College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Summary:
The Niels Bohr Library & Archives (NBLA) is seeking a temporary (2-year) project cataloger to catalog the recently acquired Wenner Collection and to work on the Library’s existing rare book collection. The Collection is comprised of about 3,400 rare books and serials (10% books, 90% serials) on the history of physics from the 1500s to the 2010s. Serials are in various formats, often grouped in custom-made boxes by collector-assigned subjects rather than title; there are few, if any, complete runs. Once cataloging of the Collection is complete, the Cataloger will work on cataloging clean-up of the Library’s existing rare book collection, bringing records up to current standards. Candidates should be familiar with rare book cataloging, serials, and special collections practices, in addition to general cataloging. This position is a 2-year grant-funded position and the selected candidate will be responsible for performing copy and original cataloging for this new collection.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging of Wenner Collection materials, including rare books and serials and other printed materials from the 16th to 21st centuries in multiple languages, according to internationally recognized standards and local policies.
  • Assist with inventory and collection description.
  • Research and document provenance of rare materials whenever possible.
  • Track and record progress independently to meet grant reporting benchmarks.
  • Work in a fast-paced team environment where library and archival practices are blended.
  • Assist with rehousing, preservation, and shelving as needed.
  • Assist with cataloging cleanup, and other library projects as needed.

Requirements
Qualifications

  • Required: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA‑accredited program (MLIS)
  • Required: Minimum of three years technical service, rare book cataloging and knowledge of library standards and practices such as: DCRM, AACR2, RDA, MARC, and OCLC Connexion
  • Attention to detail, flexibility, ability to manage multiple priorities, able to work effectively with library and archives staff
  • Basic familiarity with library systems and procedures like classifying and shelving
  • Ability to work with office computer software (particularly MS Access, Outlook, Word and Excel)

Candidates must complete the entire application, upload a cover letter and a resume to be seriously considered.

What is AIP?

We are the American Institute of Physics. Our mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. We promote the physical sciences through effective communication, education, and policy initiatives.

Why Work for AIP?

We want you to love working here, and we have a workplace culture that reflects that. With our commitment to community service, monthly catered lunches, and an on-site fitness center, we work hard to make sure AIP is an awesome place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments?

We offer an incredible total compensation package including competitive pay, multiple healthcare options to meet your needs, commuter benefits, free parking, tuition assistance, and an outstanding retirement plan.

Diversity Welcome!

We encourage and invite people from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, creed, marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability.

Position: ILS/LSP Account Representative
Location: LibLime, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Description
LibLime a division of PTFS is seeking a confident and self-motivated technical sales professional to grow our Library Software business in markets such as Public, Academic, and Corporate libraries. Using your technical and library expertise, along with your critical thinking and negotiation skills, you will help convince our potential customers to adopt LibLime’s superior software solutions in the library market.

Highlights

  • Leverage the LibLime Product portfolios in expanding our customer base.
  • Competitive compensation plus excellent benefits: starting from day one of employment,
  • Quick ramp-up time: A structured sales development program that provides new sales hires with a plan for learning about the products, processes, and people that will help them achieve their performance targets in the least amount of time.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a sales pipeline in the library market and account management with a strategic growth plan
  • Attend industry specific networking events and actively participate in organizations as a representative for LibLime in the library ILS(Integrated Library Service)/LSP(Library Service Platform) market
  • Educate the market and customers on LibLime library ILS/LSP capabilities and identify opportunities to address customer needs with LibLime solutions and services
  • Develop and maintain a qualified funnel of library ILS/LSP opportunities with emphasis on pipeline management (award and execution dates)
  • Deliver on forecasted results consistently
  • Position LibLime as an industry leader among library ILS/LSP providers and position library ILS/LSP as a key LibLime differentiator to customers and prospects.
  • Early involvement with target customers to influence their specifications and drive the acceptance of our software products and service solutions.
  • Work jointly with the multiple levels of the customer’s organization to understand and document their goals and how success is measured. Align the customer’s
    objectives with services to ensure that their ILS/LSP systems perform as required to achieve their business goals.
  • Support the development of value-based sales proposals, and estimates. Work with operations, finance, legal and other inside and outside resources as needed to complete a compelling proposal and close the sale.
  • Ensure an accurate and timely sales to operations turnover and monitor progress.
  • Assist with conflict management and improving customer satisfaction. Stay involved with the customer to grow the Service Agreement when renewed by proposing additional customer valued services from the comprehensive LibLime portfolio.
  • Assist customers and potential customers with problems involving the use of company products and services and recommend suitable resolutions accordingly.
  • Collaborate with operations and internal teams to deliver excellent customer outcomes

Requirements
Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or other related technical degree, however, candidates with at least a High School Diploma or GED equivalency (state recognized) along with at least 10 years of ILS/LSP industry experience will also be considered. A MLS is strongly preferred.
  • Strong technical and commercial knowledge of ILS/LSP systems and applications required, preferably within all previously mentioned targeted markets.
  • 5+ years’ experience in technical sales, business development, or consulting within the ILS/LSP industry. Experience in other Library, or ILS/LSP focused industries is a plus.
  • Knowledge of and strong networking relationships within the local ILS/LSP market is strongly desired.
  • Must be willing and available to travel 25-70% overnight for training and business development.
  • Must be legally authorized for employment in the United States and must not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Nine Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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

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

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

Supervises a department that combines three crucial state roles:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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

The Special Collections Manager will be experienced in:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performs related duties as assigned.

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

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

For best consideration apply online by January 26, 2020.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

FOR CONSIDERATION

Apply online including cover letter and resume

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

OR

Please send cover letter and resume to:

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

Major duties of this position include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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