Six Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Processing Technician (Slavic/Baltic Periodicals)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $56,086 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher And Collections Services.

Duties

Receives/accessions, sorts and arranges a variety of more complex material, following established procedures, guidelines, and standards of the division and utilizing knowledge of the division’s collections, subject and/or language areas. Determines the status of material received in the division in relation to the division’s other collections by examining them (a) for acceptability with respect to physical condition, completeness and conformity with Library policies, (b) to determine proper custody, referring them to other division of the Library when appropriate, and (c) to identify rare items, items requiring special attention, and items of possible value as reference or processing aids.

Participates in preparing collection proposals, establishing priorities, and writing work/processing plans, which includes surveying a collection, determining its informational content, formats, physical condition, and organization.

Prepares material for use/storage. Such preparation includes, but is not limited to, recommending appropriate measures, performing specialized preservation and phased conservation tasks, filing, housing, labeling, and shelving the material. Maintains record and writes reports on processing activities.

Undertakes special projects, surveys, or studies to identify and resolve problems relating to the collections or processing activities. Maintains records and writes reports on special project activities.

Creates bibliographic control of incoming/unprocessed material through the generation of records in manual/automated processing files.

Identifies, removes, de-accessions and assembles duplicate and extraneous material for disposition or transfer to the appropriate Library division or external repository, as necessary.

Performs more complex collection maintenance activities on a variety of material in various stages of preservation, including, but not limited to, transferring material from off-site storage, replacing worn housing and containers, re-boxing, relabeling, marking for identification and security, shelving, shelf reading, and collection shifting.

Identifies, compiles, verifies, and inputs information in manual/automated systems, for inventories, container lists, shelflists, or other kinds of finding aids utilizing knowledge of the division’s collections, subject and/or language areas.

Organizes and prepares more complex material for reformatting (e.g., microfilming or digital scanning). Such preparation includes, but is not limited to, counting and marking pages and items, noting missing material, preparing targets, headers, and finding aids, recording and preparing material for transfer to the appropriate duplication service, and examining completed copies against original material.

Performs more complex manual and automated searches in multiple system.

Prepares manual/automated access/inventory records for single items or collections following established procedures of the division.

Assists in training and technically reviewing the work of junior processing technicians; may include preparation of manuals and codification of procedures.

Compiles and prepares statistical information as required.

Performs other related duties as signed.

The position description number for this position is 012187.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

This position is located in the Loan and Reader Registration Section, Researcher & Reference Services Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 010703.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties:

The purpose of this position is to plan and administer general reference and research services to constituents including Congress, other government agencies, and special borrowers. To facilitate such research, the Section’s specialists recommend the acquisition of print, microformat and computer file materials of research value to its constituents. The Section maintains reference and circulating collections for Congress, bearing responsibility for the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of these collections. The work of the Division affects the development of Library programs and the policies, standards, and principles used by librarians in government, public and academic libraries throughout the United States. The incumbent exercises initiative, judgment, tact, and flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of constituents, is familiar with the rapidly growing and complex body of library and information science, and maintains a working knowledge of the operation and resources of the Division and the Library as a whole.

Librarian Responsibilities:

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

Participates on Division, Library and/or professional committees. Prepares statistics and reports. As assigned, acquires a knowledge of administrative functions, which contribute to the effective operation of reference services. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Is knowledgeable of the basic resources in assigned area. Develops knowledge of historical and current trends in assigned area. May represent the Division at conferences and seminars and participate in planning interpretive programs.

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

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

Position: Digital Collections Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $45,574 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.

This position serves as a Digital Collection Technician and reports to an Assistant Head, Digital Content Management Section within the Digital Collection Management and Services Division.

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

Applies knowledge of a limited range of library rules, procedures, and operations to provide routine digital library collection processing support. Receives, prepares, organizes, and processes digital files so that they may be ingested and managed throughout their lifecycle. Places received files representing digital content and associated metadata in
appropriate locations on servers. Checks for duplications, verifies versions, and authenticates content. Checks files representing digitized items against established quality standards prior to acceptance. Identifies possible issues concerning integrity and authenticity of content. When issues are identified or when files fail to meet standards, documents problems and works with higher-level staff to resolve issues or request rework. Monitors the status of content as it moves through the ingest process. Assists in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by senior staff.

Performs simple arrangement and description work for digital collection materials. Applies written guidelines to assess the correctness of metadata and makes corrections as needed. Identifies duplicate content and inconsistencies. Copies records when needed. Creates new metadata according to documented procedures as needed. Consults with higher-level staff on a regular basis when correcting or altering existing content or metadata.

Applies knowledge of automated tools and services used in the management of digital content. Employs a limited range of software applications in support of the lifecycle management and use of digital collections within the custody of the unit.

Performs other duties as assigned.
The position description number for this position is 415193.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a compflex; or flextime; or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Digital Collections Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $45,574 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.

Duties

This position serves as a Digital Collection Technician and reports to an Assistant Head, Digital Content Management Section within the Digital Collection Management and Services Division.

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

Applies knowledge of a limited range of library rules, procedures, and operations to provide routine digital library collection processing support. Receives, prepares, organizes, and processes digital files so that they may be ingested and managed throughout their lifecycle. Places received files representing digital content and associated metadata in
appropriate locations on servers. Checks for duplications, verifies versions, and authenticates content. Checks files representing digitized items against established quality standards prior to acceptance. Identifies possible issues concerning integrity and authenticity of content. When issues are identified or when files fail to meet standards, documents problems and works with higher-level staff to resolve issues or request rework. Monitors the status of content as it moves through the ingest process. Assists in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by senior staff.

Performs simple arrangement and description work for digital collection materials. Applies written guidelines to assess the correctness of metadata and makes corrections as needed. Identifies duplicate content and inconsistencies. Copies records when needed. Creates new metadata according to documented procedures as needed. Consults with higher-level staff on a regular basis when correcting or altering existing content or metadata.

Applies knowledge of automated tools and services used in the management of digital content. Employs a limited range of software applications in support of the lifecycle management and use of digital collections within the custody of the unit.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 415193.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a compflex; or flextime; or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Metadata Coordinator
Location: American University Library
Salary: $49,588 – $56,147

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Summary

At American University we value open and honest inquiry, servant leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We envision a thriving AU community where individuals of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and outcomes prevail.

Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally recognized faculty are today’s thought leaders in the areas of public policy, law, the arts, communications, international development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented, and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for creating change through our knowledge and our work.

Learn more about American University by clicking here.

About the Department/Unit

The University Library’s role in sharing information as widely as possible is central to American University’s culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion – and at the heart of what we do. Our team is constantly learning and growing in order to meet the ever changing landscape of library services. In this role, the incumbent will work with collaborative, motivated colleagues to help build descriptive metadata workflows across multiple library departments. This role will give the incumbent the opportunity to work with unique materials, develop project management skills, develop student supervisory skills, and work across an array of platforms and systems.

Summary/Objective

The Metadata Coordinator coordinates the creation, enhancement, and transformation of descriptive metadata for digitized resources in the university library’s digital research archive and special collections to enable the discovery of the digital collections. In cooperation with the Resource Description Librarian and Head Archivist for Special Collections and Digital Initiatives, the incumbent plans and carries out metadata description projects for digitized materials in Archives and Special Collections. The Metadata Coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining project documentation, workflow assessment, training, review, and quality control of Resource Description staff participating in these projects. The incumbent participates in transformation and loading of metadata across various discovery platforms. Additionally, the incumbent participates in Resource Description Unit projects, cataloging, and batch maintenance of bibliographic records.

Essential Functions

  1. Serves as the project leader for creating and enhancing metadata in the library’s digital research archive and special collections. In consultation with the Resource Description Librarian and Archives and Special Collections stakeholders, develops and implements digital collections metadata workflows and projects. Assumes primary responsibility for creating, enhancing, or cleaning up metadata for digital collections. In conjunction with the Resource Description Librarian, Head Archivist for Special Collections and Digital Initiatives, and other stakeholders, develops best practices and local policies for non-MARC metadata. Transforms and loads metadata into AU digital research archive (AUDRA) for faculty research.
  2. Participates in Resource Description Unit workflows and special projects. Transforms and loads record sets, performs authority control and identity management, configures integration and import profiles, and creates normalization rules and other processes to facilitate automating the creation of local bibliographic metadata. Maintains awareness in developments of BIBFRAME and linked data. Investigates creation or enhancement of Open Access records into discovery platforms. Serves as primary point of contact for campus partner collections cataloging. Performs original and copy cataloging as necessary.
  3. Serves as the primary point of contact for coordinating metadata projects between Archives and Special Collections and the Resource Description Unit. In consultation with the Resource Description Librarian, prepares, assigns, and distributes metadata projects to Resource Description Unit staff. Performs quality control to ensure overall accuracy and consistency. Trains staff as necessary on application of standard schemas, vocabularies, and tools for digital collections metadata creation. Develops and maintains project and workflow documentation for carrying out this work.
  4. Implements harvesting and transformation processes to improve sharing and discoverability of metadata across systems. Performs MARC and non-MARC metadata mapping and transformations to facilitate data input, cross-system functionality, and platform migration that may include the digital research archive, institutional repository, archival finding aids, and the library management system. Participates in cross functional teams to support metadata work across platforms.
  5. Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility

Part-time student assistants may report to this position.

Work Environment

Onsite presence will be required for this position.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Full Time, 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday.
Coordinator/Analyst A
Non-Exempt

Position: Reference Services Librarian
Location: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The Daughters of the American Revolution Library is seeking a full-time Reference Librarian to work in-person at our location in the historic Memorial Continental Hall in Washington DC.

The library is a genealogical reference special collection, with over 200,000 volumes and multiple online resources including databases and subscriptions, and is one of the top genealogy collections in the US. The reference librarian assists patrons with a variety of needs, including navigating our collections, providing training for using the databases, answering phone and email inquiries about resources, and providing support for genealogy researchers as well as DAR staff genealogists.

The successful candidate will have a strong familiarity with genealogical research, including use of primary sources and state and local records, and excellent patron service skills. Familiarity with the history of the American Revolution is preferred. This is a unique opportunity for a library professional with an interest in genealogy to work with a specialized collection.

The Reference Librarian also oversees our patron services and responds to questions, works with the Library Director on programming, trains new staff on reference procedures, and contributes to the Library’s web and social media presence.

Job Requirements:

  • Providing informed genealogical reference services and referrals to all researchers utilizing all types of information media.
  • Creates and maintains coverage schedule, and trains other staff members in reference interview techniques and procedures.
  • Assist in developing, overseeing and carrying-out a variety of programs and community outreach initiatives and activities.
  • Works with various staff members to create and implement new content for the Library’s webpage, including the creation of subject guides, how-to-guides, audiovisual materials, and special project or collection pages.
  • Create and manages content for the Library Facebook page; and creates content for blog posts, magazine/newsletter articles and other social media projects.
  • Provides input for collection development.
  • Provides orientations and other programming for Library visitors and groups.

Job Qualifications:

Education:

MLS/MLIS Degree in Library Science/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution is required.

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Minimum 2 years working in Reference Services in a Special Library setting required.
  • Background and/or experience in American genealogical research and sources required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and a strong ability to adapt to specialized programs and databases.
  • Experience in the management of institutional social media accounts.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience developing programs, lectures and other activities that help promote and showcase the library’s collection.

The position works full-time (40 hours per week) Tuesday through Saturday.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Children’s Services Supervisor; Eldersburg Branch
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $57,934

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Manages, directs, and participates in the daily operations and activities of the Children’s Department in a full-service library, including supervision of assigned staff, collection maintenance, programming, and information service; performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Requires an ALA-accredited MLS, experience working with children and one-year professional experience including supervisory experience or training. Should be familiar with automated library systems, Internet resources and proficient in the use of current technologies. Ability to others in the use of current technologies. Must be willing to receive US Department of State Passport Acceptance Agent Training within six months to a year of hire & actively participate in passport services.

Salary Range: $57,934 annually plus benefits; 37.5 hours per week Must be able to work day, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays.

Application Process: To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx. Online applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 5/24/2022

Position: Children’s Services Supervisor II
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: $59,098 – $70,917

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary Children’s Supervisor for our C. Burr Artz Public Library. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional management position assures that children, their families and caregivers experience the joy of reading in a friendly, creative and dynamic Children’s Department. Requirements: Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association accredited program; Minimum 3 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 2 year in Children’s Services; Minimum 2 year of work experience in a supervisory and/or lead capacity role; Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS degree, current certification must then be maintained.

OR

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Minimum 5 years of professional or paraprofessional library work experience that includes at least 2 year in Children’s Services; Minimum 2 year of work experience in a supervisory and/or lead capacity role; Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable;

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

Application Process: For complete job description and to apply, go to:
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 4:00 pm May 23, 2022

Position: Library Technician Senior
Location: Department of the Navy
Salary: $19.50 – $24 per hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Monitors all circulation and technical service operations and resolves problems and deviations. Trains new staff in circulation and technical services procedures and processes. Evaluates circulation and technical service policies, procedures, and processes and recommends improvements.

Duties

Accurately, and in a timely manner, resolves circulation and technical services problems and deviations. Effectively trains lower grade staff in library circulation and technical service policies and procedures. Accurately monitors library expenditures, account balances, and financial records.
Effectively utilizes on-line databases and computer systems to facilitate circulation, technical service, and reference duties. Accurately performs descriptive cataloging. Promptly assists in developing an effective library marketing and public relations program. Efficiently produces library programs and submits after-action reports in an accurate and timely manner. Effectively uses word processing software to prepare/develop accurate and useful documents. Accurately recognizes differences in existing procedures and applications and makes choices from among established alternatives. Promptly receives and transmits electronic messages with attachments and documents as appropriate.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

The Wilson Center is one of the three special institutions created by congressional statute to perform a national mission in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution. It is governed by its own presidentially appointed Board of Trustees and supported by public and private funds. The Center conducts and sponsors original scholarship and convenes balanced and inclusive dialogue through its programs, which cover all regions of the world and several major global issues.

The incumbent’s duties include: assisting readers by locating and obtaining materials from the custodial collections; receiving, sorting, arranging, shelving and shifting a variety of materials; accessioning, barcoding, inventorying materials properly in the Integrated Library System (ILS); identifying and preparing materials for use/offsite storage; performing specialized preservation and phased conservation tasks; filing, housing, preparing items for binding, and microfilming of the Asian materials; and maintaining records and compiling monthly statistical reports for all areas of work.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manages and requests materials directly from the Library of Congress, inputs and maintains records for tracking, and ensures timely return of material.
  • Serves as a liaison with Library of Congress reading room librarians and Loan Division to negotiate and implement specific loan policies and procedures, resolve problems, and encourage use of LC resources by WC researchers. Serves as back-up for other ILL loans managed through OCLC WorldShare.
  • Manages, adapts, and implements the Ex Libris 360 Core A-Z journal and e-book software program and other linking technologies .
  • Participates in research and planning for future technology acquisitions; works with library management and vendor on future implementation of linking and/or content discovery services.
  • Checks out materials using ILS circulation system; manages microfilm scanner software to provide best tools for users doing digital research on microfilm.
  • Conducts comprehensive library orientations for interns covering Wilson Center and Library of Congress resources, and demonstrates use of relevant online materials, providing instruction in use of specialized information resources.
  • Responds to reference inquiries by locating bibliographic, factual, and statistical materials using relevant academic journals, books, articles from the press, and reports from a wide array of social science research resources, particularly in public policy, area studies, international relations, and modern history.
  • Works closely with program staff and website manager to track Wilson Center publications, both online and in print.
  • Organizes publication listings and creates bibliographies.
  • Participates in planning, selecting or designing new database or other programs to house citations and helps to design output to meet Center needs.

Position: Head, Access Services – University Library
Location: Georgetown University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Head, Access Services supports the teaching, learning, and research of Georgetown University faculty, students, staff through planning, directing and managing the operations and budget of the Access Services Department, including circulation, course reserves, print collections, and resource sharing. They establish, implement, and evaluate departmental policies and procedures to effectively meet user needs and expectations; and has a key role in developing user-focused services and fostering an environment that is welcoming and responsive to users. The Head of Access Services is a member of the Leadership Council and represents the Library on access services within the local consortium.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees and manages Access Services operations, including circulation, course reserves, print collections, and resource sharing.
  • Coordinates cross-functional activities among the individual units within Access Services and continuously assess services and streamline processes to effectively meet the needs of library patrons.
  • Hires, supervises, develops and evaluates Access Services staff and a significant number of student employees directly or indirectly.
  • Manages departmental budget and oversees billing and collection of fines for library materials.
  • Develops, coordinates, and communicates access and circulation policies to patrons and library staff.
  • Collaborates with other library departments in support of the projects, services and space planning.
  • Facilitates joint projects or services related to the library’s participation in the local consortium.

Qualifications

  • Master’s in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience, at least 3 of which are in increasingly responsible management positions in access services
  • Strong commitment to engaging users and providing excellent service
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with integrated library systems
  • Knowledge of copyright best practices required for the management of course reserve and resource sharing requests
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills; and superior problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a rapidly-changing environment, and to work in collaborative teams
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, students, and staff

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

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Cataloger)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012616.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

The Cataloger position is located in the American Folklife Center, including the Veterans History Project, of Researcher and Collections Services. The purpose of this position is to assist in providing services associated with the Center’s archival collections. The cataloger is under the supervision of division leadership, who determines overall objectives of the work, including deadlines, priorities, and definitions of the work to be done: these are not however, accompanied by detailed preliminary instructions regarding sources of information or the methodology to be employed. Work is reviewed for completeness and accuracy, adequacy of planning, soundness of judgment, and conformance to professional standards. Personal work contacts with more experienced catalogers, archivists, and others responsible for the cataloging and processing of materials.

Catalogs a variety of difficult material sometimes requiring specialized knowledge of folklife, ethnomusicology, oral history, a foreign language and/or considerable knowledge of specialized bibliographic areas (serials, rare books, maps, photographs, audiovisuals, software, etc.). Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for a variety of materials or specializes in a particular subject-area, technical field, or language.

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.

Searches entries in appropriate machine and manual catalogs. Selects and assigns a classification number. Analyzes material to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Assists in ensuring that records adhere to appropriate national and international standards. Interprets present and past cataloging rules. Identifies the need for revision to a classification scheme and the tools, which describe it. Recommends additions and clarifications to the existing authority files, both name and subject.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

This position is located in the Collections Services Section of the Asian Division, Collection and Services Directorate. The incumbent of this position provides reader services in the Collections Services for readers using the Library’s Asian collections that include monographs, serials, microfilms, microfiche, CDs, and online electronic resources.
The incumbent for this position will work a full-time, flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The position description number for this position is 349101.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

Preservation of Library materials requires some physical exertion such as pushing and pulling materials ready for binding from one area to another.

Position Duties:

The incumbent’s duties include: assisting readers by locating and obtaining materials from the custodial collections; receiving, sorting, arranging, shelving and shifting a variety of materials; accessioning, barcoding, inventorying materials properly in the Integrated Library System (ILS); identifying and preparing materials for use/offsite storage; performing specialized preservation and phased conservation tasks; filing, housing, preparing items for binding, and microfilming of the Asian materials; and maintaining records and compiling monthly statistical reports for all areas of work.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, maintains the collections. Receives training in shelving materials using multiple systems of classifications and local shelf arrangement. Based on this knowledge, systematically reads designated shelves to ensure that items are properly arranged. Arranges, sorts, and re-shelves materials returned to the stacks according to shelflist order. Continually shelfreads in assigned areas to ensure that each item is in proper shelflist order. Rearranges and shifts items under supervisory guidance and in accordance with available space.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, retrieves materials in the collections. Applies judgment in retrieving materials. Receives call slips indicating call number, author, title, volume, etc., of materials requested by readers or staff. Draws upon knowledge of the LC classification system to understand its peculiarities especially in the areas covered by the Asian Division. Understand the meaning of different shelf markers, and be able to locate materials which may have special requirements such as being in a foreign language or format. Checks title, author, call number, etc. against call slip. Inserts call slip in the book and other routing slips as required, and dispatches the requested materials. When information is incomplete or inaccurate, seeks assistance and verifies the call number, edition and other indicia in order to locate the requested item.

Serves at the reference desk in reading room, accepting call slips from readers. Reviews call slips for accuracy and completion. Learns to identify material housed in other custodial locations or off site facilities. Delivers materials or status reports to the requester’s desk in the Asian Reading Room.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Uses large bibliographic databases. Receives and sorts materials into bound and unbound categories. Checks in materials. Prepares materials for digital conversion or binding. Attaches call numbers.

Learns proper method of handling books, paper, photographs, CDs, microfilms and microfiches, or moving image materials in order to track and apply appropriate labels, barcode labels, security devices, bookplates, and /or property stamps across the Library. Learns to create updates and edits bibliographic records within the Integrated Library System.

Position: Instructional Services Librarian
Location: The George Washington University Law School

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is an urban campus located in downtown DC’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood, near to a vibrant mix of museums, restaurants, government and international organizations, the White House, and more. Additional information about the Law School can be found at https://www.law.gwu.edu .

The Jacob Burns Law Library at the George Washington University Law School is accepting applications for an Instructional Services Librarian position to begin as early as June 15, 2022. As a member of the library’s dynamic, collaborative Innovative Technology Services team, the librarian in this position supports teaching and learning with a focus on utilizing technology for legal pedagogy. This position works to improve student success by embedding the library in online teaching and learning spaces and integrating professional librarians into the face-to-face curriculum.

The Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library .

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promotes the meaningful integration of technology and virtual library resources into the curriculum to improve the student experience; connects library resources with research and instruction
  • Develops and delivers programming on technology competencies and provides guidance on building technology competencies into the curriculum
  • Identifies and supports solutions to embed the library in online teaching and learning spaces, including the development of library-focused reusable learning objects and modules for course site development
  • Supports teaching and learning with a focus on solutions for online learning and utilizing technology for legal pedagogy
  • Stays abreast of technology-focused learning trends and best practices in law schools, including technology-related pedagogy as well as technologies used in law practice through attendance at professional conferences, continuing legal education programs, and independent study
  • Collaborates with faculty on the integration of instructional technologies into courses; provides support to Law School programs including the development, planning, implementation, creation, and support of teaching with technology
  • Partners with faculty, staff, and students to foster and support the use of digital tools and techniques to improve teaching and learning and support faculty with instructional technology integration and innovation
  • Collaborates with library colleagues to integrate instructional technologies into the suite of academic support provided by the library
  • Coordinates acquisition and access to digital media used for teaching
  • Monitors library ticketing system and responds to user inquiries
  • Drafts and implements procedures and practices
  • Creates and contributes to research guides, bibliographies, instructional recordings, and other finding aids and publications
  • May participate in reference and research services, including reference desk duties and the faculty liaison program
  • Participates on library, law school, university, and consortia committees
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment
JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment, and
Minimum of three years of post-graduate degree experience working in law libraries

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated basic or general knowledge and understanding of trends and best practices relevant to legal education and legal technology competencies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design theory, online course development, and learning management technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of teaching technologies for course management such as tools for course assignment, grading rubrics, feedback, and plagiarism
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital media collections including digital copyright management
  • Demonstrated ability to promote teamwork and collaboration with the goal of fostering an efficient and positive service role for the library; to form a strong rapport with colleagues, law faculty, and law students
  • Experience in providing general legal reference assistance
  • Reference experience in a law library environment
  • Demonstrated superior customer service skills
  • Writing skills and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to convey information clearly and accurately with customers, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated attentiveness to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/92355 to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin May 26, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Position: Reference/Subject Specialty Law Librarian
Location: The George Washington University Law School

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is an urban campus located in downtown DC’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood, near to a vibrant mix of museums, restaurants, government and international organizations, the White House, and more. Additional information about the Law School can be found at https://www.law.gwu.edu/.

The Jacob Burns Law Library at the George Washington University Law School is accepting applications for a reference/subject specialty law librarian position to begin as early as June 15, 2022. As a member of the library’s dynamic, collaborative Public Services team, the librarian in this position provides both general and subject specialty reference assistance to GW Law faculty, students, staff, and others. The subject specialty for this position encompasses fields of law relating to the Law School’s National Security, Cybersecurity, & U.S. Foreign Relations Law areas of study, which include counterterrorism, immigration and border security, military justice, intelligence, and U.S. law implementing international law. We welcome all – from students near to completing degree requirements to experienced librarians – to consider applying.

The Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons
  • Performs regular reference desk duties and provides backup reference desk assistance (including weekends and/or evenings), as needed
  • Assists patrons in locating and using a variety of print and online information resources relating to general and designated subject specialty areas of law
  • Participates in liaison services, which includes providing research and library-oriented curriculum support to GW Law faculty, students, and staff in designated subject specialty areas of study and student-run journals, and other Law School organizations; alerting liaison faculty to current developments in areas of interest through selective dissemination of information; and assisting students participating in co-curricular activities
  • Prepares and delivers research lectures for law students and other groups
  • Drafts, revises, and contributes to research guides, bibliographies, instructional recordings, and other specialized finding aids and publications
  • Maintains expertise in both general and designated subject specialty research techniques and resources through attendance at professional conferences, continuing legal education programs, and independent study
  • Participates in collection development activities relating to designated subject specialty areas, which includes selecting new materials, monitoring acquisitions budget and expenditures, reviewing gifts, and periodically reviewing the collection for currency, withdrawal, or relocation of materials
  • Conducts library orientations and tours as necessary
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate degree in library/information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment, and
JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment\

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in providing general legal reference assistance that demonstrates a proficiency with print and online legal resources
  • Ability and intention to develop expertise in the designated subject specialty areas
  • Reference experience in a law library environment
  • Demonstrated superior customer service skills
  • Writing skills and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to convey information clearly and accurately with customers, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated attentiveness to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/92573 to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin May 26, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the German Section, Germanic And Slavic Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Emerging Technologies Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000 minimum

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Job Summary

The Emerging Technologies Librarian serves as the primary support person for all aspects of the daily operation of the HS/HSL Innovation Space from technical to educational. This librarian is responsible for monitoring and evaluating emerging technologies and tools relevant to teaching, learning, and research activities in health sciences and plays a lead role in disseminating the knowledge of those emerging technologies university ‐wide through various educational programs and outreach initiatives.

As a member of the CATS team, the Emerging Technologies Librarian also participates in CATS projects as needed, creates and updates support documentation, instructional materials, and software/hardware inventories as needed for CATS projects. This position also assists in technology project management as needed.

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Library Computing and Technology Services and is part of a highly collaborative IT division.

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

Job Duties

Innovation Space

  • Provide technology and educational consultation and support for Innovation Space users.
  • Create and update instructional materials and written guides for the Innovation Space and related and other emerging technologies.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot all software and hardware equipment in the HS/HSL Innovation Space to keep them in good working condition.
  • Schedule and promote offerings from the Innovation Space university ‐wide in a timely manner.
  • Create and publish the monthly online Innovation Space Newsletter in collaboration with the Effective Communications Committee.
  • Evaluate the Innovation Space usage and the value it provides to the campus; form concrete plans for its continuous growth in collaboration with the iSpace working group committee.
  • Keep track of the purchase and usage of the Innovation Space supplies and make orders in a timely manner. Keep track of the usage data for the Innovation Space.
  • Explore, test, and recommend any additional software or hardware equipment relevant to the evolving needs of the Innovation Space users.
  • Assist the Associate Director for library application and knowledge systems in setting, evaluating, and renewing the direction for the Innovation Space in strategic alignment with the mission and goals of the HS/HSL.

Emerging Technologies

  • Develop and establish active education and outreach initiatives to familiarize students and faculty with emerging technologies. Evaluate technology effectiveness on a regular basis and refresh and revise for improvement and continued relevance.
  • Identify and develop use cases for new emerging technologies and tools that are relevant and beneficial to the HS/HSL and its users; perform needs assessment and design plans to implement those use cases.
  • Develop programs and events, building university‐wide awareness and knowledge regarding emerging technologies’ impact on, potential benefits for, and applications to health sciences in multiple formats best suited to the needs of the target audience.
  • Monitor and explore the use of new and emerging technologies in higher education and health sciences research and share the result with CATS and the other library staff on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate, as needed on HSHSL Center for Data and Bioinformation Services projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science
  • Familiarity with Web standards, relational databases, Web usability, and UX studies
  • Strong interest in and aptitude for technologies relevant to health sciences education and library services
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations and instruction to groups
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Commitment to self-directed learning for continuous professional development in technology skills and librarianship
  • Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in academic libraries
  • Experience developing training materials and delivering instruction
  • Working knowledge in using a 3D printer/scanner, 3D modeling software, and lendable technology.
  • Experience in data visualization and related tools Experience in conducting usability testing and UX studies
  • Experience in PHP or other server-side programming languages such as Python or Ruby
  • Experience with project management

Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, May 27th, 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

Position: Training and Programming Coordinator
Location: Eastern Shore Regional Library, Inc
Salary: $63,675 – $81,382

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

Manages and develops ESRL’s training and programming to ensure that ESRL and county library staff have the training required to provide the highest level of library service. Responsible for managing training and development events, resources, and budgets. Researches trends in innovation, education, and library landscapes and conducts virtual and in-person trainings to pass on relevant knowledge and best practices. Participates in state-wide training programs and initiatives. Serves as staff development liaison for ESRL staff.

Designs, plans, budgets, and evaluates region-wide programming opportunities in cooperation with county libraries’ programming staff. Attends regional and state-wide meetings in work-related topics; Guides regional communities of practice in training, programming, and/or other related subjects.

Please send resume and cover letter to ESRL, Inc, 31901 Tri-County Way, Stuit 116-B, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email same to personnel@esrl.org.

Requirements

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops surveys, analyzes and assesses data and makes recommendations regarding the training needs of region-wide library staff.
  • Develops, publicizes, implements, and conducts quality training/programming.
  • Participates in region- and state-wide training initiatives and programming.
  • Creates training/programming handouts and all associated informational materials and curricula.
  • Monitors training and maintains records of continuing education units (CEU) for ESRL-sponsored training.
  • Serves as a resource and moderator for regional youth services programming and development.
  • Maintains awareness of trends that have potential impact on libraries and monitors new developments and technologies in the areas of librarianship, training, adult education, and programming.
  • Serves as staff development liaison, assisting with the certification process for ESRL staff, and helps to administer grants related to staff development.
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Position: Training Associate
Location: BLH Technologies, Inc./National Library of Medicine

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

BLH Technologies, Inc., an award-winning company specializing in public health, communications, technology, and safety monitoring solutions for Federal and commercial clients, is seeking a Training Associate to support Federal clients, including those within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), specifically the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

The Training Associate will support the planning for and conduction of virtual trainings related to various health information topics and NLM services. The ideal candidate is collaborative, able to learn new processes and technologies quickly, and has strong communication skills. The Training Associate will work closely with librarians and trainers at NLM and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).

Duties

  • Support the creation and delivery of online classes, tutorials, videos, and other educational products and services.
  • Manage training event logistics, including scheduling events, reserving meeting platforms, adding course descriptions to registration systems, scheduling captioning, and creating online evaluations.
  • Edit videos and captions using HTML and other editing software.
  • Collaborate with product experts, subject matter experts and training team(s) to craft learning objectives and audience engagement strategies for educational products.
  • Support the development and implementation of training needs assessments and evaluation plans and systems.
  • Prepare reports and correspondence, complete special projects, and maintain records and files.
  • Maintain currency, quality, and accessibility of educational products.
  • Maintain awareness of current adult education, instructional design, educational technology, and accessibility trends and developments.
  • Ensure quality control and protection of Federal data and training products.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in independently setting up, running, and post live event archiving using online technologies such as Zoom, WebEx, or other web conferencing software.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in creating and updating digital content and files in environments such as Moodle, Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Teams, and other websites and databases.
  • Experience or knowledge of National Library of Medicine (NLM) products and services is desirable.
  • Government contract experience preferred.

Knowledge and Special Skills

  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral, and interpersonal); demonstrated ability to translate complex topics to plain, simple language.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Knowledge and experience in online education.
  • Familiarity with current educational theories, models and techniques, particularly related to adult education a plus.
  • Familiarity with HTML and editing software such as Camtasia, Microsoft Stream, and other video editors. Experience with captioning a plus.

Position: Head of Open Scholarship Services
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $75,000 – $85,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Open Scholarship Services (OSS) is a refocused front-facing program within the University Libraries, administered by the Associate Dean, Collection Strategies and Services. The OSS Head is responsible for providing visionary leadership and oversight of the OSS team and program. The OSS Head will participate in campus-wide efforts to open, share, and preserve the University’s scholarship and research, including:

  • Open access (OA) initiatives and programs, including OA fund, Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME), and other OA services
  • Authors’ rights and copyright/licensing resources
  • Repository services, especially in relation to our pending Equitable Access Policy
  • Policy development and advocacy work across campus
  • Scholarly impact metrics, tools, resources
  • Open Science Framework support, e.g., membership, promotion, training (collaborating closely with the STEM Library)
  • Open Education and Open Education Resources services (collaborating closely with Teaching and Learning Services)
  • Digital publishing resources, including helping faculty with consultation on transitioning from subscription models to open access, ISSN registration, advice on publishing best practices, digital preservation, etc.
  • Research data support, collaborating closely with Digital Programs and Initiatives’ Data Services Librarian
  • Engagement, outreach, and training related to all of these areas, collaborating closely with subject librarians and Research Education Program Lead/Pedagogy Librarian

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to support open scholarship, repository services, and other publishing-related initiatives
  • Collaborate with subject librarians to support open scholarship needs and to facilitate sustainable scholarly production
  • Advocate for innovative and experimental models of scholarly publishing
  • Serve as the Libraries’ point person for open scholarship questions
  • In collaboration with Digital Programs and Initiatives, manage support for existing publications and open scholarship projects, including project documentation and maintaining and reporting project assessment as requested
  • Collaborate with Collection Development Strategies (CDS) on analyzing impact of open scholarship initiatives on collections funding
  • Collaborate with CDS and Cataloging and Metadata Services (CMS) to identify, describe, and provide access to open scholarship resources
  • Working with the Scholarly Communications Librarian, lead and manage the Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM), including collection and policy development, outreach, and communication
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Libraries to develop consistent practices and recommendations around copyright for Libraries’ services
  • Maintain awareness of relevant legal developments and issues related to scholarly publishing

Professional Development

  • Acquire new skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to improve work processes, and share them with the appropriate colleagues
  • Attend professional development opportunities in subjects related to assigned responsibilities

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Contribute to achieving the University’s and/or the Libraries’ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

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

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities)

EDUCATION

Required

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; or an advanced/graduate degree related to the position’s duties with relevant library experience

EXPERIENCE

Required

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in the library and information field
  • Demonstrated experience working with current open scholarship and scholarly communication practices and trends
  • Knowledge of developing technologies, standards, and best practices in digital scholarship and open publishing.
  • Experience developing and operationalizing successful outreach for library programs and services
  • Demonstrated planning and leadership skills, with the ability to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic changing environment
  • Commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty, researchers, students, and librarians

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

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/94735 . No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received; Best consideration by May 18, 2022.

Position: Digital Services Librarian
Location: Prince George’s Community College

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Digital Services Librarian is responsible for assisting in the coordination and provision of digital library resources. Ensures all digital resources are compatible with Canvas and accessible remotely to students and faculty via a proxy server. Supports the Library’s social media presence and maintains content on the library’s website relating to digital services and social media. Ensures interactive user engagement with library digital content and investigates and promotes new methods and tools for presenting content to patrons through Canvas and the Library website. Collaborate with IT support staff, librarians, and other staff members to provide quality digital services. Provides in-person and virtual reference and research assistance to patrons and participates in collection development and maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program required.
  • 1-2 years of experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated experience with Ex Libris Alma and Primo or another library systems platform.

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Coordinates access and maintenance of the library’s licensed digital resources, including tasks related to contracts, implementation, staff support, troubleshooting, discovery, and maintenance of resources.
  • Works cooperatively with librarians and Distance Education staff to promote the use of digital tools and resources through Canvas and the Library website.
  • Coordinates and maintains content for web and mobile-enabled interactive services that provide a quality user experience.
  • Collaborates with the IT staff to develop information service strategies and initiatives that maintain a high level of patron satisfaction with on-site and digital technology resources.
  • Collects, maintains and reports digital resources and services analytics to Library Administration.
  • Participates in the library’s instruction and liaison programs

Skill set:

  • In supporting library-specific software, e.g., OCLC Connexion, MarcEdit and library specific hardware, e.g., label printers, production scanners etc.
  • Experience supporting web-based content management systems.
  • Experience in managing, implementing, or integrating with any discovery layers such as Encore, Summon, or Primo, etc. to ensure remote users enjoy the same experience as on-campus users.
  • Familiarity with image-based or text-based digital repositories (ContentDM, MDID, Omeka, Digital Commons, DSpace, Fedora, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of non-MARC metadata standards (e.g., Dublin Core, METS, MODS, VRA, etc.).
  • Familiarity with EZProxy or III WAM.
  • Working knowledge of the database technologies such as MySQL, Microsoft Access or FileMaker used to store, manipulate, and query structured data.

Fundamental knowledge & expertise:

  • Knowledge of library information technology, systems, products, and delivery technologies.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft software systems and tools, social media platforms and web-based communication, information, and collaboration tools.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Library staff.
  • Ability to work in the library’s team setting.
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing library technology environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Job Requirements
  • Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Position: Cataloging and Systems Librarian
Location: Prince George’s Community College

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Cataloging and Systems Librarian is responsible for the coordination and provision of resource description and access for library resources. Ensures resource discovery in library catalog and discovery platform and investigates and promotes new methods and tools for presenting library resources to user groups. Collaborate with IT support staff, librarians, and other staff members to provide bibliographic access to library resources. Provides in-person and virtual reference and research assistance to patrons and participates in collection development and maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program required.
  • Experience in supporting library-specific software, e.g., OCLC Connexion, MarcEdit and cataloging tools, e.g., OCLC Records Manager etc and original and copy cataloging in an Integrated library system.

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Coordinate review, manipulation, and batch loading of metadata for books and other library resources into the integrated library system (ALMA).
  • Provide original and copy-cataloging for a variety of materials in various formats in a contemporary MARC-based environment according to local and national standards.
  • Integrate an understanding of diverse populations and communities into cataloging and metadata policies and practices.
  • Works collaborative with the Electronic Resources librarian and other librarians to determine the most effective discovery tools for library and information resources.
  • Collects, maintains, and reports library resources and technical services analytics to Library Administration.
  • Participates in the library’s instruction and liaison programs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Job Requirements
  • Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Seven Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Veterans Health Administration
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Central Office, Office of Health Informatics (OHI), Health Information Governance (HIG), Library Network Office (LNO). The incumbent plans and implements activities associated with the products and services provided by LNO and the VACO Library.

Duties

THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides access (including remote users) to and maintenance of online knowledge-based resources including online journals, books, full-text databases, and resource management software;
  • Resolves problems with authentication, access, broken links, etc.;
  • Integrates local purchases of online knowledge-based resources with nationally purchased resources;
  • Assists with the management of the structure and content of multiple websites on both the internet and intranet: VACO Library, LNO, VALNET and National Desktop Library;
  • Provides and coordinates ongoing instruction for online knowledge-based resources;
  • Coordinates the selection, organization, and presentation of new or updated packages of electronic databases, journals or books;
  • Maintains the library’s online, print, audiovisual, and microfilm collections;
  • Assists with serials control;
  • Provides reference assistance to diverse audiences;
  • Participates in library orientation and e-resource demonstrations; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Resources, Science and Industry Research)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Supervisory Librarian to serve as Section Head of the Research and Library Services (RLS) Section within the Resources, Science and Industry (RSI) Division.

Duties

The Section works closely with analysts in RSI, the CRS research division that responds to requests for public policy analysis in issue areas including agriculture and food supply, environmental management and policy, energy, natural resources and earth science, science and technology policy, domestic industry, and transportation.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

In support of the CRS mission of service to Congress, information professionals in the RSI RLS Section advise and inform both the U.S. Congress and CRS analytical staff by providing expert on-demand information research, information products and resources, product updating, information resource management, briefings and seminars, consultations on research methodologies, and customized training on information research and resources for individuals and groups.

The Supervisory Librarian is responsible for effectively managing staff in order to accomplish the work of the unit; anticipating and identifying the changing needs of Congress by keeping informed of the work; using knowledgeable contacts and authoritative resources; collaborating with other CRS managers; and developing information products and services that best meet the needs of congressional clients and CRS research divisions. The incumbent is granted a high degree of independence, exercising considerable judgment in carrying out duties and responsibilities in accordance with industry best practices and CRS guidelines and policies. In addition, the incumbent must possess knowledge of information resources and the principles and/or best practices of librarianship and information science to integrate information research with public policy analysis in issue areas covered by RSI.

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and/or experts outside the Library of Congress and/or CRS, both domestic and international, to resolve reference issues. Meets with researchers and analyzes questions and requirements in depth and detail and suggests search strategies involving the greatest complexity or time. Provides research services for users that involve not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating information itself. Activities require substantial depth of analysis to access information.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Organizes and develops projects utilizing 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 the unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within CRS. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside CRS and the Library of Congress.

The position description number for this position is 013354.
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.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Government Publishing Office
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

GPO employees are proud of their abilities and passionate about their craft. As an agency we possess a diverse wealth of talent with employees representing many administrative fields and trades. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. If you are an energetic, inventive individual looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career opportunity, GPO may be the place for you.

Duties

  • Tracks progress of FDLP materials from receipt from distribution center, through cataloging, to archiving.
  • Performs serials check-in and routes work to catalogers and classifiers.
  • Creates order records and preliminary-level bibliographic records in the ILS following established guidelines.
  • Creating and proofreading shipping lists, and preparing shipping lists for public posting using established templates
  • Conducting research and gather Information for responses using automated systems.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position serves as a cataloger in the Literature Section, U.S. Programs, Law & Literature Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery And Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The Literature Section at the Library of Congress seeks a cataloger with strong cataloging and subject analysis skills, primarily for material in one or more of the following subject areas: Children’s Literature, Graphic Novels, General Literature and related areas (e.g., fiction, poetry, history and criticism of literary works). This position requires the ability to communicate effectively in writing in order to write objective and succinct summaries for Children’s and Young Adults’ (CYAC) literature. For more information on the CYAC program: https://www.loc.gov/aba/cyac/

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

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

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

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

Provides consultation or performs liaison duties to help solve technical problems, interact collaboratively on projects, and exchange information with persons inside and outside of an organization, including supervisors, experts, colleagues, and/or trainees.

Collaborates with the Section Head and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting, and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject, and cataloging problems.

Actively participates in discussions relating to discovery, access, retrieval, and management of objects in ILS, discovery, and digital repository systems. Advises on the application of appropriate current and emerging cataloging/metadata schema to facilitate access to digital resources and physical collections.

Position: Librarian (Senior Cooperative and Instructional Program Instructor)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 335039.
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 position serving as the Senior Cooperative and Instructional Programs Instructor is a key member of a team responsible for designing, developing, and carrying out “best practices” for online and instructor-led instructional programs for staff and management in Library Services and for administering training activities through the service unit’s training website by offering classroom and online courses focusing on on-the-job activities and evaluating the effectiveness of the program and courses offered.

Develops comprehensive original course content for courses in advanced technical processing and systems to meet defined course objectives. Plans, coordinates, designs, and develops instruction for extremely complex systems or experimental pilots for materials processing and delivery.

Plans and develops experimental programs, evaluates results, and applies the findings to solutions of problems. Evaluates training interventions and prepares staff development and training evaluation studies, and applies learning theories and principles to manage the development and revision of experimental and innovative instructional materials.

Implements training and establishes policy and procedures for developing and delivering training related to the creation of metadata, reference, and services to the end user.

Delivers designed courses, seminars, and workshops on technical processing, automated technical processing, and office automation software packages pertinent to the Library staff working in the area of acquisitions, cataloging, reference, and preservation. Presents courseware in a variety of formats: handouts, cheat sheets, webinars, and quizzes, in classroom, online, blended, and web-based settings.

Provides Library Services staff at all levels with leadership and guidance on new developments and national trends in Library Services educational programs, such as webcasting, web conferencing, and web design. Develops and applies new training methods, approaches, and technology or revises and adapts existing methodology to fit new situations. Serves as a principal staff member to provide professional advice and guidance on matters of instructional materials development and delivery.

Serves as an authoritative consultant, establishes guidelines and policy for evaluation and quality assessment of new or modified instructional programs. Studies developments in the fields of performance technology and instructional design for possible application to Library Services’ education or training programs.

Position: Legislative Analyst
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT to fill current and future vacancies as needed. Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. e.s.t. on November 8, 2022. However, APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY May 8, 2022, WILL RECEIVE FIRST CONSIDERATION. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Duties

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Legislative Information Services (LIS) is seeking three legislative analysts to join its Legislative Analysis and Services Section (LASS). These legislative analysts will contribute to the Office of Legislative Information Services’ mandate to produce legislative information for the United States Congress.

The legislative analyst applies specialized knowledge in multiple subject areas (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.) and comprehensive knowledge of the operations, rules, procedures, and organization of the United States Congress to the analysis of Federal legislation. Using these analytical skills, the legislative analyst will write authoritative summaries of Federal legislation in assigned areas. These summaries are mandated by statute and are utilized as authoritative resources by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective descriptions of both new and amended Federal legislation. Given the variable nature of workloads and congressional focus, successful legislative analysts are able to apply their critical skills to unfamiliar subject areas as needed.

The legislative analyst must use his or her knowledge of federal law, regulations, legal principles, and specific subject areas to analyze federal legislation in order to determine the legislation’s meaning, intent, and impact on existing law. The analyst must perform necessary research on novel issues to inform his or her analysis, as well as to develop the necessary subject matter expertise to improve the quality and timeliness of the summaries. The analyst must draft summaries explaining the changes to current law proposed by legislation in a way that is useful and accessible to both expert and general audiences. This work requires careful attention to specific language in the legislative text to ensure that the summaries are drafted with accuracy, precision, and discernment, as well as with regard for subtle differences in language and meaning. The legislative analyst must also communicate and collaborate with other legislative analysts—and, as needed, with the CRS research community—to continually improve the quality of the work product.

The Office of Legislative Information Services is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that produces legislative information for the United States Congress that is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation: it is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation.

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

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

The position description number for this position is 12959.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Research Services Manager
Location: Hogan Lovells US LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Keen to become part of a truly global, collaborative team of professionals? Your journey begins here.

  • Manage the research service provided to our US lawyers; ensure high service standards and efficient work processes across a dispersed team currently located in Washington DC, New York, Denver, Louisville and Northern Virginia; Actively participate in day-to-day research support for lawyers.
  • Manage US alerting and tracking services within a global current awareness service across legal information and regulatory change, competitor and business intelligence;
  • Manage the delivery of a range of research skills training on research tools and techniques;
  • Raise awareness of tools across the lawyer community, ensuring the team establishes close working relationships with relevant practice area Knowledge Lawyers to promote research tools and services.

Work with the Head of Research Services to:

  • ensure high service standards, research quality and efficient work processes are adhered to;
  • provide regular performance and service delivery metrics to assure Knowledge and business leadership of quality behaviours, standards and cost-effective service delivery.
  • implement regional and global processes, tools and technologies within the US service
  • identify and support the implement opportunities for service development and continuous improvement within the US service.
  • Manage Research Services team staff evaluations, recruitment processes, training and development;
  • Input into research product decision-making and trial/pilot, evaluation, training, and marketing of
  • research products to lawyers;
  • Stay aware of new products in the research space, working to advance the firm’s innovation in the use of AI legal research tools.
    All members of the firm are expected to participate in our Global Citizenship program.

Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum five (5+) years of law firm library experience in a research capacity;
  • Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school preferred;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills or project delivery experience across a dispersed team preferred.
  • An understanding of the legal market and business landscape. Familiarity with emerging technologies and an appreciation for the changing role of research and legal information in the digital age;
  • In-depth knowledge of a range of US and international legal and business research databases and resources, their functionality and content; and
  • Expert search experience with the ability to advise and coach on research searching strategies.

Competencies

  • Strong communication and people skills with an ability to influence and lead with high energy;
  • Ability to lead by example with a willingness to step in to assist the team as necessary;
  • A true team player – collaborative, accountable;
  • Ability to influence and persuade team members, lawyers, and other key stakeholders;
  • A strong customer service focus and high client care standards;
  • Resilient, adaptable, innovative and forward thinking; agile and able to move quickly with the changing needs of the firm;
  • A lateral thinker who is resourceful and flexible with an inquiring mind;
  • Strong intellectual capacity with the ability to apply new ideas;
  • Organized with the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple competing demands

Please apply directly on the Hogan Lovells website here.

Seven Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Law Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Lit Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Dir, Discovery And Preservation Services.

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Cataloging Policy Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

This position is located in the Cooperative Programs and Policy Section, Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 388013.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Analyzes, evaluates, and proposes new cataloging practices and standards that are cited as authoritative by other libraries. Initiates and participates in studies of proposed changes in cataloging policies and practices initiated by the Library or external organizations. Initiates and coordinates studies to assist in evaluating operational benefits of introducing new technology. Works with the Program for Cooperative Cataloging and colleagues to develop standards that are international in scope and harmonized among standards. Works with others in the community to help coordinate the overall process of bibliographic control and access for resources. Prepares reports, analyses, statements, proposals, and documents that and authoritatively convey national-level cataloging policy. Advises and informs others on policies and procedures related to cataloging. Researches, analyzes, and interprets major new concepts and techniques in cataloging.

Provides expertise to multiple projects especially in the areas of organization, development, and implementation. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for specific automated system development, enhancement projects and tasks. Coordinates the activities of a national and international cooperative cataloging program and recruits new members from the United States and other countries, assigns mentors and trainers, and reviews progress. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards and/or protocols applicable to library functions. Participates in planning the work of the division, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Analyzes and plans all phases of the production process for a writing project. Directs others in the writing process, reviews their work, and makes recommendation for improvements. Writes and/or edits information on Library of Congress programs, policies, functions, and research as a recognized expert in a subject area. Written products articulate, interpret, and explain the highly complex and important topics of the particular project.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Serves as a major spokesperson for the directorate at meetings within the Library and around the library community. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Works with colleagues to identify key issues for discussion at professional forums, oversees the preparation of background papers; decides on the most appropriate strategies for and coordinates the discussion; oversees follow through after the meeting.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including top management, in wide reaching decision-making procedures. Assumes the role as an authority in training program management. Coordinates training programs that provide quality-training materials and train trainers to provide workshops in the field of acquisitions and metadata services. May lead the efforts of colleagues in the library community, plan for new and revised course work, training sessions, and new initiatives within the program. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training programs. Solves problems in particularly difficult circumstances. Plans new or significantly updated methods of training, incorporating the latest in information technology. Develops protocols applicable to the program. Develops, prepares, and presents training and classroom or online instruction that is well conceived and effective. May prepare instructor manuals, technical manuals, training manuals or user manuals. Serve as an editor of written products prepared by others. Prepares statistical information in support of the needs of the program. Coordinates logistics of training planning. Independently provides technical expertise or may troubleshoot problems as needed.

Position: Librarian (Codicology Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 423485.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

This position is located in the Law Library, Global Legal Collections Directorate, Collections Services Division. The incumbent works under the supervision of the Collection Manager. The position requires the joint skills of a cataloger and a subject matter expert in rare books, and particularly in incunables. There is a foreign language requirement for this position based on the language of the material being described and the incumbent should have a professional proficiency of one or more of these languages in addition to English: Latin, German, and Italian. The incumbent may use a specific foreign language skill to perform the following major duties.

While performing daily duties, the incumbent is also responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of Library of Congress materials. The incumbent has access to and handles the Gold level collections in the Law Library’s collections.

This position is at full performance level.

Catalogs a variety of difficult material sometimes requiring specialized knowledge of distinct bibliographic areas, specifically incunables, manuscripts and rare books. Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for the specialized subject‐area, technical field, or language, i.e. incunables, rare books, the aforementioned languages. Searches for entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. May select and assign classification numbers. Recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world‐wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends additions and clarifications to the authority files. Identifies items that do not require cataloging (e.g., duplicates); items that are out of scope; and items for which a record already exists.

Evaluates, selects, and adapts precedents to meet specialized information requirements. Analyzes and organizes specialized information to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main catalog entry, and the need for added catalog entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools, and established techniques and practices to perform assigned duties. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging‐related issues. Evaluates and selects procedures to meet specialized information requirements. Assesses workload against organizational needs and priorities to determine work schedule and deadlines. Identifies, examines, and evaluates information resources in the area of specialization. Reviews and revises work to provide initial quality control and aid in the training process.

Assists in collection development for assigned languages and material types. Makes authoritative evaluations and recommendations on new collection items and source selection. Carries out assignments requiring considerable depth of specialized knowledge of a subject area (incunables and rare books) and language. Examines uncatalogued material and/or material found in the stacks to select items appropriate for the rare / incunable collections, consulting others only for more difficult decisions. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies. Performs research in on‐site reference sources, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library.

Position: Digital Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $45,574 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Reformatting Projects Section, Preservation Services Division, Preservation Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 306765.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a research assistant in a research division of the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

Performs arrangement and description work in a limited body of records that describe digitized materials. Assesses the correctness of item entries in different fields and makes corrections as needed. Identifies duplicate entries. Copies records when needed. Creates new records or modifies existing records as appropriate. Consults with senior staff on a regular basis when correcting or significantly altering database entries.

Performs initial searching functions to locate and identify materials. Conducts searches on a limited variety of bibliographic files to identify and locate titles, editions, pages, serial volumes and issues, and reformatted versions in the Library and in other institutions.

Applies knowledge of a limited range of library rules, procedures, and operations to respond to a more routine range of standard library collection maintenance issues. Prepares, organizes, and collates collection materials as necessary for digitization and processes the digital files produced as needed so that they may be included in digital projects. May physically transport collection materials between custodial divisions, conservation offices, scanning operations, and/or contractors. As required, digitizes library materials using scanners or digital cameras according to specifications provided. Receives computer files representing digitized items and files containing associated metadata and places in appropriate locations on servers. Checks files representing digitized items against established quality standards prior to acceptance. Where files fail to meet such standards, documents problems and works with senior staff to request rework.

Completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases. Uses search tools in a variety of online databases that have different search interfaces and protocols. Follows a limited number of applicable instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, filenames, directory structures, and other conventions. Determines whether records describe items in hand or items represented by digital files. Assists in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by senior staff. Creates and updates data in in-house databases for digital project production. Regularly consults senior staff when record inconsistencies are noted.

Performs other various duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian
Location: White House Historical Association
Salary: $48,000 – $58,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The White House Historical Association is seeking a Librarian to join the Digital Library, a part of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History in Washington, D.C. The Digital Library is a digital-only repository focused on photography, documents, and other ephemera representing the history of the White House. The Librarian will have the opportunity to work in the Digital Library as well as the Association’s other digital initiatives such as the White House Experience mobile app and the Digital Library’s new exhibits page.

This is a full-time staff position and reports to the Director of the Digital Library.

Responsibilities:

  • The identification of digital and film photography, researching their provenance, and writing metadata and descriptions according to in-house standards.
  • The digitization of photographs, slides, and other materials for ingest and participation in the development and maintenance of metadata standards.
  • Writing tours for the White House Experience app, social media, and/or grant applications.
  • Researching and curating primary sources for the Association’s LibGuides.
  • Curating and writing exhibits for the Digital Library’s webpage.
  • Additional responsibilities may include: training staff to use the Digital Library, analyzing library search results, assisting with search engine optimization and analytics, and assisting in the supervision of department interns.

Requirements

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in a library environment, including internship(s).
  • Familiarity with digital asset management systems or similar databases (e.g., content management systems).
  • Familiarity with metadata formats, standards, and schema (e.g., Dublin Core, METS, MODS, EAD, etc.).
  • Experience scanning, including prints, slides, and film negatives.
  • Comfort and experience with public speaking.
  • Demonstrated experience with research methodologies, particularly related to historical research.
  • Training and experience working with LibGuides.
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and handle multiple on-going projects.
  • Superior writing skills, including the ability to write for multiple audiences.
  • A degree or interest in American history and education.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst/Legal Researcher
Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Steptoe, an AmLaw100 firm, is seeking an experienced researcher to join its highly collaborative Research & Information Services Department. As a member of our professional research team, this position will support ongoing cases and business development initiatives, working with attorneys and staff in all firm departments. We are looking for a skilled and creative researcher—an individual with demonstrated expertise using general CALR services, specialized databases, analytic platforms, and docketing, news, and open web sources. Substantive knowledge of the law and legal bibliography is required, as are strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize and concisely deliver complex results. Other responsibilities will include providing current awareness services, and participating in training programs and knowledge initiatives. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and document management systems is required. Minimum qualifications include a four year degree, at least five years of substantive research experience, a JD or MLS (both degrees preferred), and a commitment to customer service. The position assumes the ability to work remotely in a fast-paced hybrid environment, both collaboratively with other researchers and independently.

Please apply here: https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=410

The ideal candidate will be based in the firm’s DC office, but we may consider applicants who can reside in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, or New York office.

Must be able to comply with all safety requirements in our workplace which may include provision of proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 and adherence to other safety protocols implemented.

Steptoe is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.

Position: Research Associate
Location: Burford Capital
Salary: $85,000 – $115,000

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Publicly traded Burford Capital is the largest provider of commercial finance to the legal sector in the world, with a core expertise in identifying and optimizing the value of legal assets for companies and law firms. Since its founding in 2009, Burford has grown to over 140 people including over 70 lawyers, and has worked with 90 of the Global 100 largest law firms.

We are looking to add a Research Associate to support our legal and finance professionals through business research informed by a knowledge of law. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent MLS, a career-changing JD, or a junior researcher wanting to leave a law firm setting.

This position will be based in our NYC, DC or Chicago offices.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct custom research on a broad variety of legal, financial and news databases
  • Research and correct information on contacts and prospects
  • Track and share information on litigation finance, industry competitors, and the business of law
  • Provide statistics from public sources for company filings, thought leadership, blog posts, marketing collateral etc.
  • Master legal analytics sources and research the underlying legal cases as appropriate
  • Monitor legal databases and press sources for developments that might impact cases in the investment portfolio
  • Work with vendors on contracts and invoices

Requirements

Qualifications & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Library Science OR documented library experience
  • Demonstrated database retrieval and web search skills
  • 1 to 5 years in a professional services setting
  • Law firm/law department/government experience is a plus but not a requirement
  • A note on remote working conditions

This is not a remote position. Burford employees now work a hybrid schedule including regular attendance in our New York, Chicago or DC offices. Applications from outside those metro areas should include details on relocation plans.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $74,950 – $138,868

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 our team.

Duties

  • Serves as a senior Technical Information Specialist 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: Technical Information Specialist (Nutrition)
Location: National Agricultural Library
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

This position is located in the National Agricultural Library for the Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, MD. In this position, you will serve as a nutrition specialist in the Nutrition and Food Safety Program, supporting the Nutrition.gov website and Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC).This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years,

Duties

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

Position: Digital Assets and Collections Manager
Location: Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream
Salary: $75,000 – $90,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Digital Assets and Collections Manager will be a key member of the curatorial and exhibits team, reporting to the Lead Curator. They will be primarily responsible for managing both physical and digital materials that form assets for exhibits. The role will act as a crucial connection between exhibit design and content creation with archival material. There are two main categories of collections to maintain, including both existing items and assets to be acquired or developed:

  • Digital/Audio/visual archives (75% time) – this includes selections that will be used in MCAAD exhibits and online programs from a substantial back catalog of raw and produced video footage from past Milken organization events, American Dream interviews, podcasts, and photos from events and individuals, as well as additional content being taped throughout exhibit development. This material is maintained and backed up through A/V and IT partners, but this role will become the prime expert on how to access, search, and identify key content for use.
  • Artifacts and objects (25% time)– this includes Riggs National Bank archives that might be shared on loan, along with other items salvaged from the historic building. In this category, the role will also be responsible for managing acquisitions and relationships with donors, lenders, and partners, as well as care of items on display and in MCAAD storage

Responsibilities for Digital Assets and Collections Manager:

  • Manage full inventory of collections items to be used in MCAAD exhibits and online programs, including artifacts and digital assets via CMS, Akomi and other collections and asset management software
  • Manage care of physical objects and coordinate with MCAAD Visitor Center security, maintenance, and operations regarding cleaning, pest management, storage, and other logistics
  • Manage acquisitions and loans, both incoming and outgoing
  • Contribute to exhibit planning and installation of items; identify key digital assets to be incorporated into content
  • Manage relationship with MFF Creative Services media assets division
  • Support internal requests for information and materials from audio/visual archives relating to exhibit and program content
  • Help identify, assess, and make recommendations on acquisitions that support mission

About the Milken Institute

The Center is a division of the Milken Institute, a globally engaged, publicly supported, non-partisan, nonprofit think tank with offices in Santa Monica, California, Washington, D.C., London, and Singapore. Its mission is to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance health. The Milken Institute offers an excellent benefit package including medical/dental, LTD, Life, Flex Spending Program, and a 403(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. E.O.E.

Requirements for Digital Assets and Collections Manager:

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, public history, museum studies, library sciences, or other relevant field; Preference given for a Masters degree
  • At least 5 years professional experience managing collections in a museum, archive or library environment, with a focus on video and digital assets
  • Demonstrated experience managing care, preservation, and documentation of museum collections in database, object handling, loan procedures, and exhibit installation
  • Excellent relationship management skills and attention to detail
  • Experience coordinating between different stakeholder groups and quickly identifying key resources
  • Experience working with digital asset management systems and collections management systems
  • Knowledge of digital preservation systems, standards, and best practices

Position: Research Resources & Metadata Analyst (Multiple Locations)
Location: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with over 4000 lawyers and staff in 31 offices, is seeking a Research Resources & Metadata Analyst reporting to to the Manager, Research Resources & Access. While we are currently remote, once we return to our offices this position will reside in either the Boston, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia or Washington office, with a hybrid schedule, and will be responsible for cataloging new acquisitions, ensuring the accuracy of existing ILS records, maintaining the ILS, and development and documentation of relevant standards and procedures.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging of new electronic and print resources using bibliographic standards.
  • Monitor vendor communications for new titles added to existing online platform subscriptions and update current records as needed.
  • Maintain accuracy and integrity of the ILS through regular review and maintenance.
  • Establish and document cataloging best practice policies and procedures.
  • Train Research & Library Services staff in use of the ILS and OPAC.
  • Oversee ILS upgrades and troubleshoot ILS issues with vendor.
  • Explore, evaluate and implement new ILS features.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school, or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in cataloging or library technical services with law library experience preferred.
  • Understanding of bibliographic standards for cataloging and classification (MARC, RDA/AACR2, LCSH).; experience with OCLC cataloging tools.
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Sierra platform or similar ILS systems.
  • Experience with an ILS migration preferred.
  • Analytical problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The ability to work within a team as well as an individual contributor to provide a high level of customer service.
  • Strong MS Office skills including Excel.
  • LI-Hybrid

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

This job requires:

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school, or equivalent degree.
Minimum of two years of experience in cataloging or library technical services.
Prior law library experience preferred.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following knowledge skills and abilities:

  • Analytical ability
  • Problem solving skills
  • Technical skills
  • Research skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Teamwork
  • Planning/organizational skills
  • Self-starter
  • Experience with ILS systems. Familiarity with the Innovative Interfaces Sierra platform a plus.
  • Understanding of bibliographic standards for cataloging and classification (MARC, RDA/AACR2, LCSH).
  • Experience with OCLC cataloging tools.
  • Experience with an ILS migration preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and may occasionally be required to move about. The employee is also regularly required to use a computer, involving substantial movements of the wrists, hands and fingers. The employee is also required to regularly communicate with others.
The employee may also occasionally be expected to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds with assistance.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job may require occasional inter-office travel as well as travel to educational events.
You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by your hire date to be eligible for starting in the role. Proof of vaccination will be required. Morgan Lewis will provide reasonable accommodation(s) based on medical or religious grounds for qualified candidates.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

California Applicants: Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act, the following link contains the Firm’s California Consumer Privacy Act Privacy Notice for Candidates which explains the categories of personal information that we collect and the purposes for which we use such personal information. CCPA Privacy Notice for Candidates

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is also an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Morgan Lewis and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please call or email the following contacts:

Professional Staff positions: Please call 888.534.5003 or email talent.acquisition@morganlewis.com
Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Position: Senior Library Assistant, Digital Services
Location: GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI)

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI) is a catalyst, a spark to generate new ideas and new possibilities. Responsive to the changing landscape of information and education, being sensitive both to traditional and emergent modes of communication, we bring together diverse constituents of faculty, students, and staff in a highly collaborative, dynamic, and deeply engaged intellectual community to support research, teaching and learning. As part of the larger George Washington University, we are a nexus where exciting things happen, where change happens, where growth happens.

Reporting to the Digital Services Manager, Librarian III, the Senior Library Assistant works within the Division’s Digital Services team. Under supervision, this library support position performs a variety of routine digital services duties to increase access to specialized collections materials for library patrons and other library departments. This position assists with reference by fulfilling routine image requests; supports the broader digital strategy of the Division through high quality scanning, metadata creation, and uploading of collections materials to preservation storage and online public repositories; and assists with basic web archiving tasks.

The Senior Library Assistant, Digital Services will:

  • Execute mass digitization tasks and patron digitization requests, including tracking original materials, producing cost estimates, digitizing according to institutional specifications, time tracking, and delivering files.
  • Prepare materials for upload to preservation storage and online public repositories by generating access derivatives, creating accessibility-focused enhancements such as OCR text and closed captions, and writing descriptive metadata to enhance discoverability.
  • Perform basic web archiving tasks, including initiating test crawls, performing first pass quality assurance, logging crawls, and creating descriptive metadata to enhance discoverability.
  • Assist researchers by staffing the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) reference desk.

The position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 1.5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a cultural heritage institution or related coursework.
  • Interest in emerging technology trends related to digitization and/or digital preservation.
  • Enthusiasm for learning unfamiliar tools based on project need.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute workflows and meet multiple deadlines and objectives in a fast paced environment.
  • Comfort following best practices for rare materials handling and preservation grade digitization.
  • Proficiency with office productivity suites (e.g. Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Apple iWork), with emphasis on spreadsheet programs.
  • Superior attention to detail, problem solving skills, and customer service skills.
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian – RC2
Location: McLaughlin Research Corporation

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Librarian will maintain library collections of books, serial publications, documents, audiovisual and other materials and assists groups and individuals in locating and obtaining materials.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Furnish information on library activities, facilities, rules and services.
  • Explain and assist in use of reference sources, such as card or book catalog or book and periodical indexes to locate information.
  • Issue and receive materials for circulation or use in library.
  • Assemble and arrange displays of books and other library materials.
  • Maintain reference and circulation materials.
  • Answer correspondence on special reference subjects.
  • Compile lists of library materials according to subjects or interests.
  • Select, order, catalog and classify materials.

This position is contingent upon contract award

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented, innovative, and proactive.
  • Bachelors Degree in Library Science
  • Must be able to successfully obtain an Active Security Clearance – Secret Level.

Nine Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Legal Research Librarian (Federal Library)
Location: Cadence Group

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as point of contact, maintaining and updating library page on DEA intranet
  • Support Legal research efforts in the DEA Library
  • Research Maintenance of the DEA LIC collection and user areas
  • Research, gather, and compile all responsive data that falls within the scope of the
  • request until closure of the request
  • Retrieval and dissemination of LIC materials
  • Processing of materials for DEA LIC collection
  • Maintenance of collection records and inventory
  • Distribution of materials for the LIC System
  • Respond to information inquiries, reference requests, including docket requests
  • Maintenance of equipment and supplies
  • Provision of administrative, statistical, and special reports
  • Finance requesting and processing support
  • Coordinate Library outreach activities  

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from ALA-accredited school
  • U.S. citizenship mandatory
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Sound working knowledge of legal systems, legal research procedures, and sources of
  • information
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, analytic ability, and thorough knowledge
  • of legal research tools
  • Hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing
  • database, spreadsheet, and telecommunications
  • Experience planning and managing library projects
  • Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure
  • Ability to pass a federal background investigation to obtain a SBU clearance
  • Experience updating web pages using SharePoint
  • Experience with CourtLink, Google Scholar, and Science Direct a plus
  • Experience working in a law library a plus
  • To apply, go to this link, complete the short form, and upload your resume:

https://cadence-group.com/job-descriptions/#legal-research-lib-dc

Position: Analyst, Research & Competitive Intelligence
Location: Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings. https://www.llsdc.org/llsdc-jobline

Weil seeks the best and brightest talent to join our Administrative Staff team. Our employees are the future of Weil so we invest in their training and development. Our environment embraces and encourages positive-minded professionals who seek to be challenged and acquire knowledge and skills in an atmosphere built on teamwork. Highly skilled and knowledgeable Administrative Staff assist our attorneys in successfully meeting and exceeding client needs and are vital to the overall success of the Firm.

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager, Research and Information Center, the Librarian is responsible for the technical services operations of the DC office and will conduct basic legal, legislative and business development research. The position will be responsible for maintaining the integrity and day-to-day operations of the integrated library system. The candidate should be able to conduct reference interviews and be able to assist the end-user in obtaining information quickly and efficiently. Observes confidentiality of all Firm and client matters.

Primary Responsibilities and/or Essential functions:

  • Provide Firm-wide research coverage remotely on weekends on a rotating basis with other U.S. Librarians and daily coverage to 6:00 PM with overtime as needed. Be prepared to work remotely in the event of a business continuity situation.
  • Responsible for management of daily serials check-in and dissemination of all current materials including electronic and print resources using SydneyPLUS Integrated Library system.
  • Prepare titles for cataloging in coordination with the New York Research Center Technical Services
  • Supervise loose-leaf filer services and collection maintenance including monitoring filing services and requesting missing supplements
  • Manage and develop current awareness of electronic and non-electronic distribution to ensure that recipients are receiving properly focused materials.
  • Responsible for the borrowing and lending of interlibrary loans and fulfillment of document delivery requests
  • Assist with legal and business reference using online and print resources during regular business hours with overtime as needed.
  • Eventually will provide research coverage remotely on weekends on a rotating basis with other US librarians.
  • Any other responsibilities on special projects assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Minimum of two years of law firm library experience preferred.
  • Previous knowledge of Sydney PLUS Online catalog software or a similar integrated library system.
  • High level computer skills and ability to learn new technical systems.
  • Experience using legal and specialized databases including but not limited to LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline and PACER.
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with all levels of a law firm environment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team and prioritize daily tasks with little supervision.

Education/Certifications:

Knowledge of library systems as normally acquired through a Masters of Library Science degree from an A.L.A. accredited school, or combination of two years law library experience and pursuing a M.L.S. degree.

Competencies:

  • Accepts responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work; understands how performance affects business results. Consistently strives to improve performance. Adheres to Firm policies. Manages PTO, punctuality, My Time/DTE entries where appropriate.
  • Analyzes problems, develops effective solutions and understands implications of solutions. Makes appropriate and timely decisions.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely in written/verbal communications. Proactively communicates to facilitate work, teamwork and efficiency. Chooses appropriate communication tools and utilizes technology to facilitate communications where appropriate.
  • Conveys a positive image of the Firm. Responds professionally, thoroughly, and courteously to internal/external clients. Produces high quality work; is efficient, accurate and has good attention to detail; displays high level of personal integrity.
  • Works effectively with co-workers as part of the team to get the job accomplished. Flexible and open-minded; values diversity. Actively listens and interacts with others in a tactful, respectful, and positive manner.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands/work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work is performed in a typical office environment. Movement & lifting requirements are consistent with the demands of a typical office environment. Visual, hearing, and language acuity required for correspondence and computer usage. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above is intended to describe the general context of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements. Every employee works for Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, not just for a particular partner, supervisor, or department. Accordingly, employees are expected to act in the best interests of the firm, even if doing so requires actions or responsibilities not listed in the job description.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP offers a competitive compensation package comprised of base pay and discretionary year-end bonus for eligible employees. Benefits include, but are not limited to medical, dental, vision, disability coverage, life insurance, flexible spending plan and a 401K plan. Weil also offers generous paid time off and holidays. All decisions affecting employment at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP are made on the basis of qualification, performance and other pertinent work-related factors, and without discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran’s status, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Position: Acquisitions/Cataloging Librarian
Location: Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library, The Catholic University of America School of Law

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Acquisitions/Cataloging Librarian. The successful candidate will join an experienced, committed, and collegial library staff actively engaged in supporting law school programs, co-curricular activities and faculty scholarship. The position offers generous vacation, holiday and retirement benefits, in addition to possible flex time or work from home opportunities.
The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library is located on the campus of The Catholic University of America, the largest university campus in the District of Columbia, and a short Metro ride to downtown D.C. and Capitol Hill. The campus is ideally situated in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the most vibrant and exciting communities in the city.

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will:

  • Acquire library resources selected by public services librarians in all formats and oversee receipt and processing of all library materials.
  • Monitor service contracts and license agreements and serve as a contact with University Purchasing and Accounts Payable.
  • Track expenditures, vendor payments, encumbrances and status of orders. Prepare invoices for payment per internal accounting policies and procedures.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to the acquisition, licensing, access, and usage of electronic resources; recommend and implement new initiatives for managing and processing electronic resources.
  • Perform copy cataloging, catalog maintenance, and batch loading of catalog records.
  • Oversee serials and continuations, including but not limited to, maintenance of serials checkin records, holdings, and retention information.
  • Assist with the training, supervision and mentoring of the Graduate Library Preprofessional (GLP).

Please see the full position description here.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree with American Library Association Accredited MLS, MSLIS or recognized equivalent with a minimum of 3 years of substantial experience in acquisition of library materials in an academic library, with law library experience preferred. Experience with a variety of materials in different formats. Experience with an integrated library system and bibliographic utility such as OCLC. Knowledge of cataloging principles, bibliographic systems, serials control and approval plans. Proficiency with office software (MS Office/Google Drive). Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships.

Position: Research Analyst (Hybrid)
Location: Dechert LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings. https://www.llsdc.org/llsdc-jobline

Locations include Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC

The Research Analyst is responsible for providing research services to the entire Firm. The preferred schedule for this position is Tuesday-Saturday.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Research and References:

  • Conduct efficient and cost effective research and reference support to attorneys and legal assistants using the most appropriate online and print sources.
  • Instruct patrons in use of materials in the Research Services collection, including online databases.
  • Develop liaison relationship with Practice Groups by attending PG meetings.
  • In conjunction with the Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence and the Manager of Training and Outreach services organize online database training for attorneys and paralegals.
  • In conjunction with the Manager or Research and Competitive Intelligence and the Manager of Training and Outreach Services develop research guides and pathfinders to collection.
  • Meet with attorneys regarding anticipated research needs and products.
  • Produce current awareness newsletters and alerts and monitor legislative issues for attorneys.
  • Research topics for attorneys writing articles and presenting speeches.
  • Obtain documents and books from outside sources via telephone calls, orders, documents from agencies, courts, document retrieval services and other libraries.

Administrative:

  • Track and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services to library clients on a daily basis and promptly process HEAT requests.
  • Supervise the operation of part time filers.
  • Implement Research Services policies that are created by the Research Services Leadership Team.
  • Conduct local orientation with new attorneys in conjunction with the Manager of Training and Outreach Services.
  • Promote Research Services to legal and administrative staff in assigned offices.
  • Actively pursue continuing education opportunities and read professional literature to ensure that our research services are efficient, cost-effective and complete.
  • Participates in professional conferences when scheduling permits.
  • Occasional travel to other Firm offices.

Collection Development:

  • Work with the Director of Library and Research Services, the Manager of Technical Services and the Collection Development Analyst to review the collection for acquisition/deselecting/weeding of materials and plan for space issues and oversees shifting of collection.
  • Acquisition and Budgeting:

Assist in the annual budgeting process as needed.

General:

Performs any and all other duties as necessary and as assigned by your supervisor for efficient functioning of the Department, Office and Firm.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree required
  • Two to five years of legal reference and research experience with deep and broad knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.
  • Extensive legal and business research experience using both online and print resources.
  • Well-developed professional interpersonal skills.
  • Customer service focused.
  • Outstanding problem solving ability with outstanding organizational, management, and supervisory skills.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands, provide high levels of customer service and maintain a professional demeanor under stress.

See the full job description and apply at: https://dechert.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/DechertCareers/job/Chicago/Research-Analyst_R-2141

Position: Coordinator, Library Instruction Services
Location: Catholic University
Salary: $54,000 – $57,000

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The position of Coordinator, Library Instruction Services has distinct, but related functions:

  1. The librarian is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating the University Libraries instruction and information literacy programs including: integrating information literacy into the university curriculum; coordinating the library’s instructional programs for on-campus and remote users; training library staff in best practices for instruction; serving as the training coordinator and instructional design consultant for the University Libraries.
  2. The librarian is responsible for hiring, training and supervising part-time & student employees and Graduate Library Preprofessionals; overseeing activities and interactions that take place at a central Information service point ; adjusting and updating the policies and procedures manual; in conjunction with subject librarians, developing the reference collection on the first floor of Mullen Library.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a comprehensive program of library instructional services, to include: working with other librarians and appropriate faculty, staff and administrators on campus to develop dynamic, interactive information literacy and library instruction programs in accordance with national standards, principles of instructional design, and RIS policies; coordinating the on-campus and remote user instruction programs for the University Libraries; training and supervising library staff instructors; evaluating the Libraries’ instruction program’s ability to meet user’s changing needs; and working with library colleagues to create both synchronous and asynchronous instructional materials and programs that meet the needs of the academic units the Libraries serve.
  • Provide individual and group instruction in information literacy skills as well as the use of reference and research tools and the research process, both in general and in subject-specific settings. Coordinate the development of classroom and electronically distributed programs for group instruction and guidelines for individual instruction.
  • Coordinate the design and development of online tutorials, research guides, and user documentation via the Libraries’ website, Blackboard, and 3rd party software (e.g., Engage used by Wiley).
  • Has responsibility for all operations and staffing at a central Information service point in Mullen Library. Selects, trains, and supervises part-time and other non-regular (for example, GLPs) staff; adjusts and updates the policies and procedures manual; develops the reference collection.
  • Particip Participate as a generalist and subject specialist in the provision of reference and research assistance to users.
  • Participate as a collection development resource and library liaison for designated disciplines: reference, education, and music.
  • Participate as a professional member in the University Library System with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning; participate in committees and ad hoc projects; contribute to the library profession and engage in professional development activities; participate in and contribute to professional organizations and publications.

Qualifications

  • A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution is required. Additional academic experience in instructional design and research methods is strongly preferred.
  • Three (3) to four (4) years of demonstrated experience planning and developing in-person and online instructional sessions, as well as two (2) to three (3) years of experience in both library instruction and reference services are required.
  • Ability to raise awareness of data literacy, data resources, and data services.
  • Knowledge and awareness of current academic issues as they affect library resources, operations and services, specifically issues related to library instruction and information literacy. Knowledge of instructional design concepts and principles of user-oriented design. Knowledge of reference, and research resources and services; skill in using common computer software applications; knowledge of the Internet and electronic resources. Skill in individual and group instruction; skill in the development of library instruction programs and instructional materials. Applied knowledge of emerging information technologies.
  • Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing; especially with different library user groups; ability to anticipate future service needs and plan accordingly; strong service orientation.

Position: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
Location: Catholic University

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian performs and manages the creation, maintenance and enrichment of metadata representing the University Libraries digital, physical and virtual collections of resources.

Responsibilities

  • Perform original and complex copy cataloging for print and non-print materials using local and national standards including MARC, other metadata schema, and Library of Congress classification.
  • Work collaboratively with other units to develop, implement and evaluate procedures, standards and workflows relating to cataloging and metadata creation.
  • Coordinate review, manipulation and batch loading of metadata for books, ebooks, streaming media, and other digital objects into library systems.
  • Participate, as a professional member in the University Libraries with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning, including: involvement in committees and special ad hoc projects; establishment and maintenance of communication with faculty and patrons in other areas of the university; provision of information and access to information resources; and contribution to the library profession and engagement in professional development activities.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree required with a minimum of three (3) years of substantial professional experience in cataloging and description of library materials in print and electronic formats in an academic library. Experience with materials published in a variety of formats. Experience with an integrated online library system and major bibliographic utility (OCLC).
  • Knowledge of current trends and new developments in library technical services. Working knowledge of cataloging practice and standards including MARC and RDA.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.
  • Expertise with web resources and standard office software, including competence in bibliographic and acquisitions data management.
  • Knowledge of new library management systems, preferably Alma.

Position: Acquisitions Librarian
Location: Catholic University

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

Acquisitions Librarian performs and manages all aspects of the acquisition and receipt of print and electronic library resources.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the work of the acquisitions staff, developing and implementing procedures and workflows as needed. Plan and implement new initiatives that will improve service and efficiency. Oversee order placement, copy cataloging, invoicing, and receipt and claiming for all formats of library material: print, electronic and audiovisual.
  • Monitor service contracts and license agreements. Serve as a contact with the University Purchasing and Accounts Payable departments. Track expenditures, vendor payments, encumbrances, and status of orders.
  • Work collaboratively with other library units to develop, implement and evaluate procedures, standards and workflows.
  • Work collaboratively with liaison librarians in the collection development process.
  • Develop and deliver statistical and narrative reports to support collection management needs
  • Participates, as a professional member in the University Libraries with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning, including: involvement in committees and special ad hoc projects; establishment and maintenance of communication with faculty and patrons in other areas of the university; provision of information and access to information resources; and contribution to the library profession and engagement in professional development activities.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree with a minimum of three (3) years of substantial professional experience in acquisition of library materials in print and electronic formats in an academic library. Experience with materials published in a variety of formats. Experience with an integrated online library system and major bibliographic utility (OCLC). Experience with complex acquisitions of library materials.
  • Knowledge of current trends and new developments in library technical services. Knowledge of core skills, including e-resources and management, automated bibliographic systems, serials control and approval plans.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.
  • Expertise with web resources and standard office software, including competence in bibliographic and acquisitions data management.
  • Knowledge of new library management systems, preferably Alma.
  • Basic understanding of licensing and copyright issues.

Position: Coordinator, Information Processing
Location: Catholic University

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Information Processing Coordinator provides support for all functions of the Resource Management department and is essential for implementation of new technologies affecting the department. Works on special projects related to the processing and management of library resources across the University Libraries.

Responsibilities

  • Support and advise all departments of the University Libraries by: assisting staff in effective utilization of technology to streamline workflow and processes; coordinating documentation of practices, workflows and policies; and training staff in using the library management system in their work.
  • Support the core functions of Resource Management by coordinating implementation of new technologies and applications. Participate in the development of workflow and policies for all aspects of the department.
  • Analyze, extract, export, normalize, transform and publish data for database maintenance and external projects.
  • Coordinate the acquisition, licensing, processing and maintenance of electronic resources. Collaborate and consult with various stakeholders to promote the discoverability of library resources.
  • Work with liaison librarians regarding budgetary aspects of collection development for serials and electronic resources.
  • Participate as a professional member of the University Libraries with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning; participate in committees and ad hoc projects; contribute to the library profession and engage in professional development activities; participate in and contribute to professional organizations and publications.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree with three (3) or more years professional experience in an academic or special library. Experience with electronic information services and systems: online integrated library systems, the internet, computer development of electronic resources.
  • Knowledge of resource management and processing, cataloguing methods, automated systems, and basic accounting principles are all required.
  • Ability to communicate well in both spoken and written form.
  • Knowledge and awareness of current academic issues that affect library operations and services, particularly issues related to the provision of electronic and other digital services; proficiency with Alma or another library management system; proficiency with common computer software applications; knowledge of the internet and electronic resources.

Position: Deputy Director, Broadband and Digital Inclusion
Location: American Library Association

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking a Deputy Director, Broadband and Digital Inclusion, to join our Public Policy and Advocacy office in Washington DC. This position will report to the Senior Director, Public Policy and Government Relations and will be responsible for our broadband portfolio, which includes ALA’s policy initiatives in digital inclusion and digital literacy.

ALA is the oldest and largest association for library and information professionals 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 individual and civic rights, and promoting equity of access to information and technology for all.

The ideal applicant will have a working knowledge of library technology and practice, knowledge of information technology public policy issues, the ability to effectively communicate technically complex ideas to diverse stakeholders, and prior experience in government affairs.

Key Responsibilities Include:

As the Association’s expert and point person for the broadband portfolio, in particular, the federal E-rate program, the incumbent represents ALA in national policy forums and manages the relationship with ALA members, the nation’s libraries, and other stakeholders. This position plays a leading role in developing the technology policy strategy for Congress and the Administration and working with Hill offices to promote ALA’s policy priorities.

This is a regular full-time position based in Washington, DC. ALA staff are currently working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. We will resume in-person work at ALA offices when it is safe to do so. Please note that although we have a generous telecommuting policy for our employees, we do not have any truly remote positions in states outside of our workplace sites.

SALARY: Negotiable from the low 80s; based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and retirement annuity.

FOR CONSIDERATION

Apply online including cover letter and resume

OR

Please send cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association
Human Resources Department
Ref: depdirpublpolicygovtrelsPPA
Email: mpullen@ala.org

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

Requirements

  • University degree in library & information studies, telecommunications, information technology, law or public policy, or in an allied area. Prefer a relevant graduate degree. Min 7-10 years of prior professional experience relevant to the responsibilities of this position.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as good analytical skills and basic ability in data analysis.
  • Association experience a plus.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

This position is listed under Nashville, but the position can be based in Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, or Washington, DC. Open until filled.

The Research Librarian will have responsibility for assisting the Manager of Research Services in developing, refining, implementing and providing training for the research capabilities of the firm. The Research Librarian will assist in developing, focusing and maintaining the physical collection; including ordering, cataloging, routing and shelving and the electronic resources; including selection, cataloging, database creation and maintenance, and licensing.

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science, Information Science or equivalent from an accredited ALA program
  • Possess a minimum of 1 to 3 years of library experience, preferably in a legal, corporate or business library
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Westlaw or Lexis
  • Strong knowledge of the following applications: BloombergLaw, CapIQ, Inmagic DB Textworks, VitalLaw, or other databases
  • Web design and content management experience desired
  • Experience reviewing electronic research products and licensing
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and must be able to convey her or his ideas in a manner that is convincing to others
  • Strong interpersonal skills that allow the ability to work with a variety of attorneys and administrative staff, and the professional presence and demeanor to represent the firm in its research services functions to the attorneys, staff and administrative departments
  • Familiarity with basic cataloging principles
  • Team player and possess the ability to partner effectively with other administrative areas in order to accomplish the firm’s goals
  • Strong work ethic and flexibility to meet the demands of the position; this includes working with attorneys and staff in the firm’s various offices on both the day and evening shifts. This job requires the successful candidate to be available to meet crises on a 24/7 basis, and to be accessible even when on seminars or vacation
  • Responsibilities:
  • Provide ready reference and in-depth research services, both legal and non-legal, to all practice and administrative areas of the firm
  • Participate in knowledge management activities including development of internal work product and records management databases
  • Contribute to and manage Intranet content
  • Participate in daily library updating, maintenance, accounting and cataloging and collection development
  • Actively market library services within the firm
  • Develop and conduct research training
  • Maintain relationships with appropriate business and marketing technology vendors to maintain an understanding of the services and products available to the firm and to achieve optimum pricing
  • Attend seminars, association meetings and such related events that she or he is knowledgeable of the development of legal services technologies available to the law firm, and understands the state of the art legal technology necessary to maintain the firm’s competitive edge in this area.
  • Undertake other duties as requested by the firm’s Manager of Research Services
  • Work directly with specific practice groups to meet their research and information management needs

See the full job description and apply at: https://bassberrycareers.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReJobView.aspx?Tag=9b21b311-53cd-44a4-ab03-24e5d2d19e67&JobID=256

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Africa Section, African, Latin American, and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery And Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 173746.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Performs copy cataloging for a variety of materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Descriptively catalogs original materials where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Performs CIP verification independently. Completes cataloging data for publications initially cataloged as Cataloging in Publication (CIP) materials. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Completes routine authority work; consults with librarians for more complex headings; and refers problems to librarians. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Performs content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Creates and revises bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process promptly and independently, involving librarians or the section head on only the more difficult problems.

Under appropriate review, performs collection development tasks including examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections.

Independently performs all aspects of acquisition support work, which includes the acquisition of material by exchange, gift, approvals, Copyright, and the most complex order creation and invoice processing. For recommended materials to be acquired, searches reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases. Processes cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records. Assists in determining if material needs to be claimed and issues appropriate claims to suppliers. Sorts and distributes items not destined for the collections. Identifies items for the Duplicate Material Exchange Program (DMEP), for the National Agriculture Library, for the National Library of Medicine, for surplus, and for discard.

Communicates with a wide variety of patrons by telephone, letter, or electronic means regarding routine and non-routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides complex technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library and non-library services such as ISSN, Copyright. CIP, ISBN, U.S. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc., based on an extensive knowledge of these services and the differences among them. Is called on to deal with difficult patrons or callers, e.g., library donors. Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters, etc. Determines the best way of formulating requests and selecting and presenting information.

Efficiently searches online databases, such as OCLC, RUN, or an integrated library system, to locate records to use for copy cataloging, or to identify duplicate records or previously processed records. Searches names, uniform titles, series, and subject access points on bibliographic records to verify their existence in the appropriate Library authority files. Performs special searches of various on line catalogs to locate and/or verify bibliographic data for acquisitions functions. To identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems.

Receives and accessions one or more special category materials. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the correct section, shelf, or individual staff member. Handles returns from the bindery. Performs end-stage processing for materials; creates labels for materials. Routes processed materials to the correct locations in the Library. Works closely with Collections Improvement Section or custodial divisions to resolve bibliographic problems raised during shelflist conversions, pinning-and-linking activities, and physical inventories of the collection. Follows a substantial number of pertinent instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, etc.

Position: Library Assistant
Location: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

Summary
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is a research center in Washington, DC affiliated with Harvard University and supporting scholarship in Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies. The Library Assistant reports to the Reader Services Librarian, supporting all aspects of public services, interlibrary loan, and collection management in the Research Library.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Librarian with ILL requests using ILLIAD software: receiving and returning loans, preparing lending and borrowing forms, assigning due dates, tracking due dates and emailing users.
  • Monitor ILL email box
  • Retrieve materials from the stacks and prepare them for ILL shipment.
  • Open and process incoming ILL shipments.
  • Track overdue books. Contact patrons by email and phone.
  • Assist Interlibrary Loan Librarian with article requests: screening lending requests for articles, processing outgoing and incoming requests to verify citations and availability, imposing copyright restrictions.
  • Retrieve items, and scan articles or books chapters for electronic transmission.
  • Assist with managing circulation activity, fulfillment in the integrated library system, recalls, returns and special searching.
  • Participate in staffing the reference desk and monitoring researchers using archival collections as needed.
  • Compile statistics on ILL, library and collection use.
  • Shelve books, assist with collection shifts, shelf-read and inventory collections.
  • Assist with final steps for processing for new books and journals.
  • Bibliographic searching for pre-order purposes.
  • Other duties assigned as time permits.

Qualifications

Basic:

Previous library experience required, or experience working in a scholarly environment.

Additional:

  • Experience using computerized library systems, with ILLIAD experience strongly preferred (specify systems experience in curriculum vitae).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History or humanities preferred.
  • Graduate coursework in library and information science is strongly preferred.
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of at least one foreign language like Greek, Spanish, etc. is highly preferred.

Physical Demands

The physical requirements of this position relate primarily to collections shelved in a research library and work done in an office environment. The incumbent should be able to bend, stoop, and reach to retrieve library materials, and be able to push a fully laden truck of books. This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time associated with working at a desk with a computer and monitor.

To Apply
The position remains open until filled. Please forward résumé and cover letter detailing relevant qualifications by clicking the link below.
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341& AReq=57109BR

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

One Position: Maryland

Position: Associate Director of Library Technologies & Digital Strategies
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Salary: $85,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Associate Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies will envision a new library technology and digital strategies model for the UMBC faculty, staff, and students. As a member of the Library Executive Team, the Associate Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies is expected to have knowledge of trends in research and learning in the academic library setting. The Associate Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies collaborates with university colleagues to determine how the library can best support emerging research initiatives. The position does not include budgetary responsibility. While working with the UMBC Division of Information Technology (DoIT), the Associate Director advises library leadership on current, new and emerging library applications and knowledge systems that will advance the library’s vision, mission and strategic plan (https://library.umbc.edu/admin/StrategicPlan2018.pdf).The Associate Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies is expected to be strategic and innovative to move the Albin O. Kuhn Library and its Technology & Digital Strategies forward in a rapidly changing environment of research and education.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience in IT-related project management in an academic library setting.
  • Demonstrated experience and scholarship to be eligible for appointment at the rank of Librarian II and to meet the university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status as outlined in part 6.6 of the Faculty Handbook https://provost.umbc.edu/faculty-handbook
  • Experience with library technologies and technology planning and demonstrated knowledge of current technology trends.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing new technologies or services, e.g. virtual servers, immersive technologies, and maker spaces.
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience managing and developing staff.
  • Proven leadership and management skills.
  • Proven experience working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the University to advance the technology needs of the library and library users.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably and personably both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of significant trends and issues in the application of information technology to libraries and higher education, including research support and information management services and solutions.
  • Experience working with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, client side computing and cloud technology.
  • Experience developing IT policies for workflows and software support.
  • Experience working with assistive technology for accommodation and accessibility.
  • Demonstrated record of participation in relevant professional associations and ongoing professional development.
  • Experience working with a larger campus information and computing group.
  • Experience working in a consortia of libraries.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Middle Eastern Studies Liaison & Reference Librarian, Research Services
Location: Georgetown University Library
Salary: $44,000 – $78,557

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

Requirements

The Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian supports the teaching and research activities of the University by developing and managing—in all relevant formats—the Library’s collection in Middle Eastern and Arabic Studies and other subject areas as assigned; by providing research, reference, and instructional services; and by coordinating the content and organization of appropriate Web pages.

Research and Instruction

This position serves as the expert for all services related to sources for study of the Middle East and Arabic language and culture, and provides general reference and information services in the social sciences, business, and the humanities. Interprets and analyzes the information needs of students, faculty, and other library users. Recommends and directs users to appropriate sources of information including those in the Special Collections Research Center and digital collections. Teaches library research sessions in subject areas congruent with collection responsibilities and creates research guides and other instructional materials. Employs new technologies to enhance reference and instruction services—e.g., social networking tools, multimedia, and learning management systems—in order to reach users in an increasingly online environment. In addition, the Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian is responsible for identifying, creating, managing, and maintaining the content of the Web pages and other online resources related to his/her field.

Collection Development

This position serves as the Library’s principal liaison to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students engaged in the study of the Middle East and Arabic speaking world. For the assigned subject areas, the librarian will develop collections in line with the pedagogical and research needs of the University; work closely with faculty to understand and be responsive to their research and curricular needs; keep them informed of the Library’s activities, and integrate the Library’s collection and service resources into faculty research and curricular activities.

Additionally, the librarian contributes to the development of cooperative collection development initiatives with other libraries and library consortia; recommends annual allocations, manages vendor approval plans, and assists in monitoring the library materials budget in assigned disciplines.

Work Interactions

The Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian reports to the Head of Research Services, along with ten other subject liaisons and reference librarians. This position works closely with other department colleagues and with the department’s gifts unit, with the Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communication, the curators in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, and with staff of the ordering, receiving, and electronic resources & serials units of the Technical Services Department. The Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian also engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned areas, developing strong relationships and promoting the Library’s relevant services and collections. Work is performed primarily in an office environment.

Requirements and Qualifications

Degree requirement: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years of experience working with students, faculty, and staff in a public service capacity in an academic library or research environment
  • Experience with core print and electronic collections relevant to the Middle East, in an academic or research library
  • Experience with collection development in an academic or research library, including familiarity with core print and e-resources relevant to the Middle East
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and work collaboratively with a range of individuals
  • Expertise in or familiarity with current instructional and multimedia technologies
  • Expertise in or familiarity with web-authoring applications
  • Demonstrated interest in the application of information technologies in the social sciences
  • Strong service commitment to working with students, faculty, staff, and other communities
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population

Preferred Qualifications

  • Second graduate degree in Middle Eastern studies, Arabic studies or a related field, equivalent years of work, and/or other equivalent expertise
  • Knowledge of scholarly publishing and research dissemination practices, ideally in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Record of participation or interest in professional development activities (presentations, participation in professional organizations, etc.)
  • Reading fluency in Turkish.

Position: Head of Archival Processing
Location: Georgetown University Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

Requirements

Head of Archival Processing – Georgetown University Library

The Georgetown University Library is seeking to hire an innovative and experienced archivist to lead and manage the archival processing team at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections (BFCSC). The Head of Archival Processing supervises two full-time manuscripts archivists, leads the accessioning and processing of analog and digital collections, oversees the crafting of finding aids, and assists with the selection of collections for digitization.

Reporting to the Director of the BFCSC and working closely with the department’s Curators and University Archivist, the Head of Archival Processing contributes to Booth’s reference and research services, instructional program, and outreach initiatives. Primary duties are centered on five major areas of responsibilities – special collections processing; collections management; reference and outreach; leadership, management, and planning; along with professional contributions and development. These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Special Collections Processing

  • Leads the manuscripts processing team efforts and participates in arranging and describing collections, ensuring the consistent implementation of processing standards, as well as adopting new archival best practices when appropriate.
  • Provides oversight for and participates in the accessioning, preparation of processing plans, arrangement and description, and preservation of analog and digital materials in accordance with accepted standards and practices.
  • Develops an annual processing priorities plan with assigned team responsibilities, processing rates, and timelines.
  • Coordinates the transfer of all new manuscript donations and acquisitions as well as the assigning of accession records to these items.
  • Participates in the department’s annual planning by creating work plans, developing budgets, identifying digitization projects, and writing proposals and progress reports.
  • Trains and supervises student workers, interns, and term positions in archival processing.

Collection Management

  • Oversees the management of storage and access schemes for the department’s archival collections, including transfers and retrievals to and from the Washington Research Libraries Consortium’s (WRLC) shared collections storage facility.
  • Collaborates with BFCSC staff and Library colleagues in the development of a comprehensive digital preservation strategy for born-digital collections as well as digitized content.
  • Coordinates and assists in prioritizing the preservation, conservation, and security needs of analog and digital collections in consultation with the Director, Curators, and University Archivist.
  • Supports the BFCSC Director’s efforts in the acquisition of collections and in the evaluation of possible new collecting areas.
  • Collaborates with colleagues throughout the Library to develop and implement digitization projects to enhance online access to collections.

Reference and Outreach

  • Works scheduled shifts at the BFCSC reception desk and reading room, assisting researchers in registering using Aeon, in the appropriate use of a public scanner, and in the proper care and use of materials.
  • Answers manuscript-related reference questions from Georgetown faculty, students, administrators, alumni, the media, and other researchers at the reception desk, and by chat, email, or phone.
  • Collaborates with BFCSC colleagues and Georgetown faculty in providing instructional support.
  • Contributes content to the department’s blog and the Library’s social media program.

Leadership, Contributions, and Development

  • Provides leadership and supervision of the day-to-day operations of the manuscripts unit.
  • Directs, coordinates, and contributes to the activities and projects in the manuscripts unit; provides leadership in formulating unit goals and ensuring that the goals are met.
  • Responsible for hiring and managing staff, assigning work, setting goals and expectations, conducting performance evaluations, and providing constructive feedback to staff.
  • Works with Curators and University Archivist to develop and implement policies and procedures to improve workflows, adopt and apply new technologies, and evaluate departmental operations and services to align with Library initiatives and services.

Professional Contributions and Development

  • Participates actively in professional organizations at the regional, national, and/or international level.
  • Stays current by closely following trends and issues in archives and special collections
  • Pursues opportunities for continued professional growth.

Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science and/or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline with archival management and special collections training, or equivalent education and experience
  • 5+ years of professional experience as an archivist, at least three of which include progressive responsibility managing professional staff
  • Experience preparing DACS-compliant finding aids in an archival content management system, such as ArchivesSpace, Archivist Toolkit, or Archon
  • Demonstrated experience in managing the description, access, and preservation of analog, hybrid, and born-digital collections
  • Excellent planning and project management skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using ArchivesSpace
  • Experience with digitization and digital curation projects
  • Familiarity with relevant standards such as AACR2, RDA, MARC, Dublin Core, and LCSH
  • Experience in supervising and training student workers, interns, and/or term employees.
  • Record of professional presentation, publication, or leadership in national or regional professional organizations, including SAA, RBMS, and/or ALA
  • Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language

Work Mode: Hybrid 4 Days on site. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

Position: Curator of Rare Books
Location: Georgetown University Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

Requirements

Curator of Rare Books – Georgetown University Library

The Georgetown University Library seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and dynamic special collections librarian to curate and advance the scholarly use of the rare books collections at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections (BFCSC). Reporting to the BFCSC Director and working collaboratively with the Center’s other unit heads, the Curator of Rare Books contributes to the department’s instructional program, reference and research services, and outreach initiatives. They also engage Georgetown’s faculty and students, donors, and booksellers to ensure that the development of the Booth holdings will support teaching, learning, and research. Primary duties are centered on five major areas of responsibilities – collection development; research, instruction, and outreach; collection management; leadership, management, and planning; and professional contributions and development – and include but are not limited to:

Research, Instruction, and Outreach

  • Supports the department’s instructional services program through faculty outreach and teaching instructional sessions that support primary source literacy and research
  • Coordinates with faculty and colleagues in designing online research guides that highlight Booth holdings
  • Provides patron support by offering individual research consultation sessions
  • Answers rare books-related reference questions from Georgetown faculty, students, administrators, alumni, the media, and other researchers by email, chat, or phone
  • Works scheduled shifts at the Booth reading room, assisting researchers in the appropriate care and use of materials
  • Initiates and engages in outreach activities, such as curating exhibitions, developing public programs, and crafting social media posts
  • Identifies collections to be digitized to support instruction and research

Collection Development

  • Develops rare books collections by both purchase and gift, in line with the pedagogical and research needs of the University, as well as its existing collection strengths
  • Reviews and updates collection development policies and sets collecting priorities
  • Consults with faculty to learn about their research and instructional needs
  • Monitors collection development and scholarly publishing trends in research libraries
  • Serves on the department’s Acquisitions Committee to consider purchases and scan for new collecting opportunities
  • Monitors the rare books budget and documents all purchases in the assigned areas of responsibility
  • Works closely with the Booth Director in the cultivation and stewardship of library supporters, donors, and gifts

Collection Management

  • Advises on cataloging projects with the Library’s Metadata Services Unit
  • Monitors collection maintenance to provide access to holdings
  • Assists with environmental monitoring of collection storage areas to ensure long-term preservation of materials
  • Recommends items for conservation on an annual basis

Leadership, Management, and Planning

  • Provides leadership and supervision of the day-to-day operations of the rare books unit
  • Directs and coordinates activities and projects in the rare books unit; and provides leadership in formulating unit goals and ensuring that the goals are met.
  • Hires and manages staff, assigns work, sets goals and expectations, conducts performance evaluations, and provides constructive feedback to staff
  • Liaises with other Library departments

Professional Contributions and Development

  • Collaborates with Booth curators and staff, technologists, and digitization staff in an array of activities that will create strong, meaningful, and interdisciplinary opportunities for professional development and hands-on skills
  • Participates actively in professional organizations at the regional, national, and/or international level
  • Pursues opportunities for continued professional growth

Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science and/or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline with special collections training, or equivalent education and experience
  • 3+ years of professional experience working with rare books
  • Experience in evaluating gifts and purchasing items through book dealers
  • Demonstrated teaching experience and a familiarity with the pedagogical skills required to provide effective Special Collections instruction
  • Ability to articulate clearly the importance of primary source materials in the classroom and in scholarly communications across a broad range of researchers including students
  • Experience providing effective reference assistance to patrons of a research-oriented academic library
  • Knowledge of the history of books and printing and the principles of bibliography
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the description, access, and preservation of rare books collections
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Ability to undertake and sustain self-directed work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated familiarity in managing a collections budget and individual collection funds
  • Experience in working with donors
  • Knowledge of digital humanities resources, and the integration of scholarly research material within the digital environment in support of innovative scholarship and discovery
  • Proven ability in supervising and training student workers, interns, and/or term employees

Work Mode: Hybrid 4 Days on site. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

Position: Assistant Director for Public Services
Location: George Washington University Law School

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school is located on the GW campus in the downtown neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. The main GW Law complex is located at 2000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052.

The George Washington University Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library .

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its Assistant Director for Public Services position to begin as early as May 2, 2022. The librarian in this position oversees the Law Library’s Public Services operations, which includes circulation, library access, stacks maintenance, interlibrary resource sharing and document delivery services, and reference and research services.

Please note that initially the librarian in this position will be required to work at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, DC; the ability to work remotely in the future will be assessed and determined by the supervisor in accordance with Law School and University policies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises the Public Services Division, which includes coordinating workflow, training and evaluation of staff, and oversight of personnel issues within the division
  • With the other assistant directors and under the supervision of the director, manages ongoing daily activities of the library
  • Coordinates with the director and other assistant directors in short- and long- range planning for the library, and takes a leading role in creating and implementing library guidelines and procedures
  • Acts in the stead of the director in his absence, either alone or in cooperation with the other assistant directors
  • Coordinates with other library divisions regarding Public Services activities that affect those divisions
  • Develops, plans, and coordinates faculty, student and alumni services within Public Services and with other library divisions
  • Develops, plans and coordinates customer service initiatives within Public Services
  • Handles special access requests and coordinates library tours and orientation activities
  • Assists at the circulation, document delivery, and/or reference desks
  • Performs reference duties, including participation in the faculty liaison program
  • Composes and delivers lectures on legal research to law students and other groups
  • Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment
  • JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment, and
  • A minimum of five years of post-graduate degree experience in a law library with a history of increasing responsibility that includes knowledge of legal information sources, research methodologies, and related technologies; and strong managerial, problem-solving, project management, and communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Leadership skills including ability to mentor and develop team members and to work effectively in a diverse workforce
  • Demonstrated broad vision, strategic thinking, collaborative decision-making, and coherent planning as a leader and manager in a rapidly changing environment
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience in selecting materials using a collection development policy/or plan
  • Experience in managing circulation/fulfillment functions in an integrated library system
  • Demonstrated superior customer service skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated attentiveness to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/90755 to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin March 28, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Nimitz Library, Naval Academy
Salary: $40,883 to $53,147

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties

  • You will perform library shelving to put items in proper shelf and removing damage materials.
  • You will locate documentation for users through the searches of classification and indexing systems
  • You will process, discharge, and return library materials, and other operations of the library in support of services provided to patrons.
  • You will answer customer queries to assist library customers.

Position: STEM & Open Science Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $52,000 to $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Libraries seeks two creative and service-oriented individuals to join our team of STEM librarians who report to the Head of the STEM Library. The two new subject librarians will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in reimagining how to best support our users’ needs in a time of change. We are seeking experienced librarians or those who are new to the field. Come and grow with us!

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

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

Reporting to the Head of the STEM Library, the STEM & Open Science librarians manage a combination of duties and expectations, with responsibilities in: Collections and Content, Reference and Research Consulting, Teaching, Learning and Literacies, Outreach and Engagement, and Scholarly Communications and Research Data Services. Exact liaison responsibilities will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications. Additionally, the STEM & Open Science Librarians will develop programs benefiting their communities to expand the Libraries’ research-related programs and services. Programming may focus on issues relevant to the STEM community in the following categories: information literacy, scholarly communication, GIS, Maker lab, etc. The STEM Library serves several colleges and schools, including the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Along with other STEM and other subject librarians, the incumbent is in a key position to help the University of Maryland Libraries define a role for subject librarians that will allow the Libraries to be more closely integrated into the entire educational and research process at the University of Maryland. The STEM & Open Science librarians will help envision and shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships.

The incumbents are active members of the Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) department of the Research and Academic Services (RAS) division, contributing to departmental and divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with colleagues and other units in the Libraries. The STEM & Open Science Librarians participate in developing and maintaining a departmental culture that is inclusive, equitable, diverse, customer-centered, and responsive to changes happening in academic libraries and higher education.)

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

Requirements

Education

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-US equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.

Experience

  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship.
  • Demonstrated experience with reference, instruction and collection development in science disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience with or demonstrated aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
  • Subject background in assigned disciplines demonstrated through academic degrees, course work, or substantive experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship; knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies. The exact liaison responsibilities will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to produce published scholarship.
  • Excellent attention to details and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, to build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff; and the ability to provide exceptional services to a diverse clientele.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a just, equitable, and inclusive workplace evidenced through work experience, education, professional development, professional service and/or scholarship. Strong commitment to the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Position: Librarian III
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $65,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Library is seeking a passionate and engaged professional to lead the Selection Unit of the Collection Development Department. Under the direction of the Collection Development Department Supervisor, the Selection Unit Supervisor oversees the daily and on-going activities of the selection team which is composed of one administrative assistant and seven MLS degreed librarians. The Selection team purchases materials at all age levels for Baltimore City as well as materials in support of the Central Library’s role as the State Library Resource Center. The Library is looking for a team member who wants to build dynamic and diverse collections that will engage Library users across the city and state. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and forward thinking about the methods and tools that can be used to build and maintain collections.

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 Invoicing 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.
  • Manages daily activities of the Selection Unit team.
  • Supervises and evaluates job performance, updates job descriptions and provides work plans for unit staff.
  • Serves as lead project manager for the Selection Unit.
  • Prepares and submits regular unit activity reports to the Collection Development Manager and Deputy Chief of Collections.
  • Monitors the expenditure of allocated funds to ensure encumbrance of all monies by end of fiscal year.
  • Assists with development and monitoring of the annual print budget.
  • Creates and manages training manuals and other Selection Unit documentation.
  • Identifies new formats for purchase in order to increase library circulation and foot traffic into library locations.
  • Supports strong data collection procedures for the Selection team and advocates for the best tools available to the team.
  • Stays aware of best practices in Selection and recommends new tools and services to support library selection.
  • Develops and manages ongoing collection maintenance projects, including replacement and weeding.
  • Supports the Department manager in updating the Library’s selection policy, How Baltimore Chooses, on an ongoing basis.
  • Interprets library policies and procedures and communicates to unit team members.
  • Supports statewide professional development training in areas of expertise, including presentations.
  • Keeps abreast of current Library policies and procedures.
  • Works with the Collection Development Department team to establish best practices for selection, invoicing, and materials preservation.
  • Assists Collection Development Department manager with departmental planning and goal setting in support of the Library’s strategic plan.
  • Participates in local, regional and national professional activities, including serving on library committees.
  • Collaborates with the Technical Services, Invoicing and Preservation unit managers to ensure smooth and efficient operations of the department.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Five years of professional library experience, 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. Strong communication and customer service skills. Strong organization and problem-solving skills. Maryland State Librarian Certification required within one year of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of library science principles, practices, trends, and techniques, and of public library administrative policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience developing relevant and diverse collections.
  • Experience selecting print materials and familiarity with web-based bibliographic and acquisitions tools.
  • Knowledge of current publishing trends and review sources.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret Library data in support of building collections.
  • Experience reviewing and supporting 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.
  • Works with library staff in order to ensure successful project implementation and completion.

Position: Head of Technical Services & E-Resources Librarian
Location: McDaniel College

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

A regular, full time, 12-month professional position providing leadership for technical services and electronic resources management. This librarian manages the technical service areas of the library, including: Acquisitions, Serials, Cataloging, and Government Documents. Responsible for maintenance of the Integrated Library System in coordination with the Carroll Library Partnership. Maintains the library’s discovery service, proxy, and related systems. Responsible for the development of electronic resources appropriate to the current and evolving curriculum needs of McDaniel College. Supervises three full-time staff and indirectly supervises student assistants. Participates with other librarians in providing reference, instruction, supporting collection development, liaison to assigned departments, and other duties as assigned. Occasional evening and weekend hours required. This position reports to the Library Director.

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Manages the Technical Services department.
  • Provides leadership in collection development.
  • Performs system administration duties for the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Maintains the library’s discovery service, proxy, and related systems.
  • Participates in library collection development.
  • Participates in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities.
  • Participates as a member of the leadership team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manages the Technical Services department.
  • Oversees technical services functions including policy development, implementation, and review of procedures.
  • Monitors and advises the Library Director on materials budget expenditures.
  • Provides oversight for gifts processing including developing procedures and policies, evaluation, and disposition of donated materials.
  • Coordinates technical services projects with other library staff.

Provides leadership in collection development.

  • Manages the library’s electronic resources including e-journals, research and reference databases, e-books, online multimedia databases including sound and streaming video, and other electronic document collections.
  • Coordinates trials of new resources and vendor demonstrations as needed.
  • Coordinates and manages electronic resources. including preliminary license review in consultation with the Library Director and relevant liaisons.
  • Manages annual renewal processes.
  • Investigates and compares vendor products and offers, establishes and maintains effective vendor relations, negotiates and documents license terms and pricing, and collaborates with consortia partners.
  • Reviews and analyzes current online collections and provides recommendations for changes.
  • In cooperation with the STEM, Assessment, and Instruction Librarian, maintains usage statistics for electronic resources, and develops reports based on this data to aid in collection decision-making.

Performs local system administration duties for the shared Integrated Library System (ILS).

  • Keeps informed of updates and new features of the ILS and works closely with the Carroll County Public Library (the system owner) on planning and implementation.
  • Troubleshoots reported problems and contacts consortia partners or the vendor to resolve issues.
  • Runs routine loads of records into the system and provides reports and software updates as needed.

Maintains the library’s discovery service, proxy, and related systems.

  • Maintains the library’s discovery service (Ebsco EDS), and proxy (OCLC EZProxy). Coordinates web and LibGuide development with library staff.
  • Coordinates with vendors, resource suppliers, and IT regarding system changes, access issues, troubleshooting, and upgrades.
  • Maintains print and electronic periodical and database access on platforms such as SerialsSolutions, EZProxy, and LibGuides.
  • Works with faculty to facilitate appropriate linking to materials in multiple formats. Maintains LibGuide related to resource linking.

In collaboration with the library professional staff, provides liaison, reference, and instruction services

  • Assists users in conducting research, finding information, and using the library’s resources.
  • Is a part of the on-call reference rotation.
  • Prepares and delivers class presentations and resource demonstrations.
  • Liaises with designated academic departments, coordinating and facilitating the selection of library materials appropriate to the curriculum and the library’s collection development policy.
  • Develops and maintains LibGuide pages as needed for liaison departments.

Participates in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities.

  • Participates in relevant professional organizations.
  • Attends professional meetings, workshops, and presentations.
  • Participates in College academic activities.

Participates as a member of the library leadership team in order to advance the mission and goals of the Hoover Library.

  • Serves on library committees and participates in annual planning.
  • Cross-trains as needed to provide backup support (e.g. basic circulation training).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required:

  • ALA accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science.
  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience in library technical services.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills and technological expertise.
  • Experience with DDC, LCSH, OCLC and MARC21 formats for bibliographic holdings and authority control, and with Integrated Library Systems.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in e-resources management and assessment.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a strongly collaborative environment.
  • Ability to successfully lead and complete a wide scope of projects. Demonstrated commitment to the use of new information technologies.
  • Commitment to professional development and service excellence.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to provide well-reasoned analysis using appropriate research and data resources; developing reports to support conclusions; and aptitude for detailed work.

Additional Information:

McDaniel College, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran’s status or any other legally protected status. For more information on the College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit https://www.mcdaniel.edu/about-us/diversity-equity-inclusion.

Application Instructions:

Completed applications must include a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, the names and contact information of three professional references, and a job application. Review of applications begins immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research and Learning Librarian
Location: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking, and self-motivated individual to serve as the Research and Learning Librarian for the Americas team supporting Cleary’s Global view. This role is fully flexible and may work from one of the following locations: NY, DC, NJ, CT, VA, MD, PA. This role will require the ability to manage expectations across time zones and will require occasional travel and office site visits.

Under the organizational reporting line of the Reference Services Manager – Americas and Global Director of Library and Information services, the Research and Learning Librarian supports and promotes electronic and digital access, usage impact and improves visibility into the firm’s vast legal and non-legal content portfolio.

The Research and Learning Librarian serves as the point of contact for learning opportunities and vendor training schedules for legal, legal support functions and business development teams in order to maximize user awareness, efficiencies and return on investment.

Reports to: Reference Services Manager – Americas (Direct); Director Global Library and Information Services (Matrixed)

Responsibilities

  • In consultation with the Director of Global Library, Reference Service Manager, partners with practice area leaders, practice development lawyers, research librarian practice liaisons and content providers to provide an integrated learning strategy inclusive of bespoke curriculum design, pathfinders, group and individual learning sessions as well as recommending opportunities to improve the user experience.
  • Prepare and conduct content orientation with the Americas team for all learning and awareness sessions targeted for Summer Associates, First-Year Associates, International Associates and lateral hires.
  • Prepare custom curriculum for practice teams in consultation with Practice Development Lawyers, Practice Development Specialists and business services such as Business Development and Pro-Bono.
  • Responsible for creating learning and awareness materials through instructional design, assessment tools and designing communication campaigns.
  • Develop vendor relationships in order schedule vendor learning sessions and communicate Cleary’s usage preference and vendor content and platform development.
  • In conjunction with supporting learning and awareness, and on a regular rotation, participate in complex business and legal research requirements as part of the Americas Library and Research Services team.
  • Directly consult with the Library and Information Services Reference Manager-Americas to support daily research needs.
  • Research support is targeted to 40% of the week and adjusted based on business needs and resource constraints.
  • Daily research needs will require legal, legislative and business research including, news alerts across a wide range of practice areas.
  • Participate in global working groups and specific Global Practice Development initiatives as directed by the Director of Global Library and Information Services and Reference Services Manager.
  • Qualifications

Required:

  • JD from an ABA accredited institution and a MLS, MLIS, MBA, or MA from an ALA accredited institution is required.
  • Five years of experience as a practicing attorney, content vendor training consultant, researcher with a law firm, academic institution, or professional services firm.
  • Experience reporting within a matrixed organization framework.
  • Service oriented and proactive with strong attention to detail.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and executive presence.
  • Clear and effective verbal, presentation (PowerPoint) and written communication skills.
  • Strategic independent thinker with the ability to work with a dispersed global team.
  • Occasional travel as needed.

Position: National Education Association (NEA) Archivist
Location: George Washington University Libraries
Salary: $54,000 to $68,700

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI) enriches the academic experience of scholars and students and sparks innovation at GW. Our people, programs, partnerships, and services enable research and teaching through access to the latest scholarship as well as rich archival resources; tailored support for researchers at all levels; guidance for faculty who want to explore new teaching methods and technologies in the classroom; and robust support for online education.

GWLAI seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented National Education Association (NEA) Archivist. LAI invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us.

A virtual information session about the NEA Archivist position will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7PM (Eastern) Please register for the information session in order to receive access to the webinar.

This session will be recorded and linked from the library’s website following the event.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Arrange, describe, and make accessible the archival records and publications of the National Education Association (NEA) and other education related archival collections, and supervise students undertaking similar work.
  • Working closely with colleagues and other stakeholders, revise legacy descriptive metadata in catalog records and finding aids; develop and implement culturally responsive methodologies for archival description and access.
  • Provide reference, research, and instruction services for NEA and other collections.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, faculty, students, and special collections user communities to understand, articulate, and promote the multi-disciplinary research value of the NEA archives and related collections.
  • Work closely with archival content donors, especially the NEA, to successfully steward archival collections, often engaging in outreach activities and/or exhibit development.
  • Collaboratively select, prioritize, and prepare collection materials for digitization.
  • Employ tools and techniques such as oral history interviews and web archiving to fill gaps in the official organizational record of the NEA.
  • Participate in collection development of NEA and education-related archival content to support and expand existing collection strengths and meet demonstrated research needs and trends.
  • Participate in libraries-wide collection development of secondary source content.
  • Conduct library instruction for undergraduate and graduate level courses in partnership with faculty, including partnering with GW’s first-year University Writing Program.
  • Serve as an active participant in GWLAI teams and projects and across campus.
  • Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the profession.

This position reports to the Collections Coordinator for the Special Collections Research Center and may be eligible for partial telework.

When applying for the NEA Archivist position please highlight the experiences you have that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and university communities.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions.

Position: Librarian
Location: District of Columbia Courts
Salary: $89,834 to $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Superior Court Library in the Special Operations Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court. The Librarian manages the daily operations of the Library, supervises staff, and demonstrates a commitment to excellent customer service.

Duties

The incumbent provides a full array of established library functions including but not limited to research, reference, acquisitions, technical services, collection management, library administration, bibliographical work, and cataloging.

Brief Description of the Major Duties:

  • Develops and implements a library program which provides the resources and services required by the operation and mission of the D.C. Superior Court.
  • Manages the overall day-to-day operations, the office logistics, and staffing requirements to effectively and timely accomplish the goals and objectives of the division’s management action plan (MAP) and the Court’s Strategic Plan.
  • Develops policies, practices, and procedures for library operations and functions and researches new concepts in library administration and services, developments in library information technology, and new publications and other library media.
  • Tracks D.C. legislation and regulations and maintains files of D.C. Council committee reports for use in legislative history research.
  • Selects and implements an appropriate level of cataloging and classification of library materials; and develops and maintains other information indexes and finding aids to assist research.
  • Assists library users in the location of specific material and implements effective means to inform library users of resources and services, provides instructions on the use of library materials, and provides library orientation and legal research training to new law clerks and court personnel.
  • Works collaboratively with the DC Court of Appeals librarian to promote the values of the Court and share resources, as necessary.
  • Ensures compliance with relevant laws and regulations, including copyright regarding the use of library materials and resources.
  • Collects and analyzes statistical data for the purposes of performance evaluations, MAP statistics, Key Performance Indicators, budget, and the preparation of performance and annual reports. Reports may be statistical, narrative, or advisory in nature.
  • Making recommendations for new software, contracts for electronic resources, and program, process, and policy improvements.
  • Investigates and responds orally and in writing to inquiries and complaints from Judicial officers and staff, other court personnel, outside agencies, attorneys, and the public.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 to $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Business, Science, and Technology Section, Federal Research Division, Library Enterprises Directorate, Chief Operating Officer.

Duties

The Federal Research Division (FRD) is the principal fee-for-service, full-cost-recovery research and analysis service of the Library of Congress. FRD administers the Federal Research Program, which provides research reports, translations, and analytical studies for entities of the Federal Government and the District of Columbia.

Serves as project manager for centrally managed technical information activities, performing the full range of program/project management functions for research, translation, and analysis activities. Works closely with Division management, research team members, and client agency counterparts. Prepares or contributes to planning, authorization, and implementation documents, and monitors their timely clearance and execution. Develops and ensures preparation of proposals, scopes of work, and budgets for proposed and assigned projects and prepares progress reports on the implementation of interagency agreements. Identifies substantive or administrative problems, taking corrective action with respect to modifications in program/project content, direction, funding, and staff levels.

Solves highly complex problems within the technical information occupation. Evaluates and recommends new methods for information transfer. Performs information searches in a broad subject field, where government agency clients need specialized and complex information such as reports of advanced scientific research or social science information on complex issues before policy-makers or officials that are conflicting, incomplete, or unclear.

Plans, organizes, develops, and conducts research and analysis on topics in assigned geographic or functional specialist area, providing comprehensive assessments of broad, exceptionally complex or highly sensitive issues within the assignment area. Draws on expert knowledge of Library collections and other resources to analyze complex questions, requirements, and priorities. Makes expert decisions as to which sources will best meet research objectives. Prepares reports, responses to inquiries and requests, and research papers using expert knowledge.

Researches, writes, and/or coordinates difficult, complex projects or studies containing new, unfamiliar facets requiring considerable ingenuity in determining the approach and identifying the relevant factors for data collection and analysis.

Serves as the principal liaison between the Division and Federal agency clients on the proposed or assigned research task. Serves as a senior analyst with responsibility for applying recognized expertise within a broad and complex geographic or functional specialty area in the research and analysis of significant issues, developments, and events affecting the formulation and execution of U.S. policy.
Provides expert advice and consultation in defining information collection requirements and priorities, provides guidance to client agency managers and staff in interpreting and applying information, initiates, plans, and conducts in-depth research studies, and serves as a principal point of contact with other organizations, including other Federal agencies, on all matters related to the specialty area.

Plans, develops, organizes, and conducts special research studies. Provides comprehensive assessments of broad, exceptionally complex, or highly sensitive issues within the assignment area. Using government agency client and Division management guidance, interprets the subject matter, scope, and objective of studies based on an in-depth understanding of most significant policy interests in the specialty area. Identifies sources of and acquires the resources needed to accomplish research objectives.

Analyzes, formulates, and develops ideas, concepts, and methodology for new or revised policies, procedures, and systems for designing, implementing and evaluating technical information programs worldwide. Conducts research in strategy, design techniques, and methodology. Identifies concepts and ideas proven successful, and develops alternative concepts and techniques for use in various situations. Assesses strategic objectives, program and project designs, and methodology used, to determine whether they will accomplish established objectives.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 012673.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Biomedical)
Location: National Institute of Health
Salary: $89,834 to $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as an Instructional Librarian. If you have experience providing library services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team.

Duties

  • Serves as an expert in information research and library instruction, especially E-learning.
  • Develops and delivers training to researchers in advanced fields of biomedical knowledge, using a wide variety of instructional techniques.
  • Performs complex searches requiring the collection and organization of data from various sources, including the development of narrative reports, charts, tables, graphs and various statistical reports.
  • Provide advice and consultation to research and scientific staff on information searches and technologies.
  • Analyzes library operating practices and procedures, online files, and processing methods, and associated training and instructional programs, in order to improve the operating effectiveness and efficiency of the library.
  • Obtain and analyze feedback from trainees regarding the effectiveness of library instruction.

Position: Library Technician (Digitization)
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $50,643 to $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Digitization and Access Branch for the National Agricultural Library (NAL) in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will be responsible for preparation of print materials and associated metadata for digitization as well as operating NAL’s imaging equipment and associated computer hardware and software.

Duties

  • Reviews materials for digitization, selecting the best copy and ensuring each item is complete and the information is in proper order.
  • Formats metadata to meet the requirements of NAL digital collections; identifies and adds missing metadata elements as needed.
  • Performs quality reviews of digital items produced by/for NAL.
  • Consults with the collection management staff on special handling requirements prior to digitization.
  • Consults with catalogers and metadata librarians as needed to ensure accuracy of bibliographic information for each item digitized.
  • Coordinates return of physical items for reshelving after digitization is complete.
  • Searches existing library and external systems for bibliographic records and existence of digitized copies.
  • Operates the imaging systems used for in-house digitization of rare and non-standard (oversize, fragile, etc.) materials.
  • Processes images to meet project requirements, including creation of derivative files and tonal adjustment as needed.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Archivist
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Smithsonian Institution (SI) is a diverse museum and research complex dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge. Its Archives of American Art (AAA) collects, preserves and makes available primary sources that document more than two hundred years of our nation’s artists and art communities. This fosters research and connects the public to a uniquely American cultural heritage.

Duties

  • Processes newly accessioned archival collections of personal papers and historical records of institutions, societies, galleries and associations of U.S. Latino art and artists according to national archival standards and best practices and the Archives’ written guidelines and procedures.
  • Prepares well-written, concise and organized finding aids for collections documenting the history of Latino art that meet current archival descriptive standards and best practices, including DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) and the Archives’ written guidelines and procedures.
  • Supports the work of the subject expert Collections Specialist on curatorial projects related to research, exhibition development, collecting, and correlative public and educational programs focused on U.S. Latino art and artists.
  • Assesses new acquisitions documenting the history of Latino art to determine physical condition, format types, physical access level, research value and preservation needs.
  • Participates in Smithsonian Latino Center pan-institutional planning and coordination meetings in support of expanding the representation of the U.S. Latino experience at the Smithsonian Institution.

ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 100 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 100 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 100.

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.

Position: Research Training Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Training Coordinator to join our energetic, creative, and global service team. This new position is remote, but the employee must live within 50 miles of one of the following A&P US offices: New York, Newark, Washington, DC, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Silicon Valley.

Under the direction of the firmwide Research Services management team, the Research Training Coordinator supports the department’s research training program. The Research Training Coordinator will build and maintain the infrastructure necessary for the Research Analysts to be prepared for all firmwide training efforts and to support the department’s practice group liaison program.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the Research Analysts in preparing all orientation sessions, fall and summer associate training, and topical research training.
  • Creating and maintaining presentations, outlines, and handouts for all research training efforts.
  • Coordinating post-training evaluation to improve future training efforts.
  • Uploading and maintaining research training content on ASpace and FileSite.
  • Arranging trials and demos of new products as instructed.
  • Administering the Research Services onboarding and departure workflows, including Welcome notifications, database logins, and liaison coordination.
  • Updating and maintaining practice group research guides and related Research Services practice group materials on ASpace.
  • Performing on demand reference and documenting research services across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Actively participating in department and other internal firm meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; enrollment in a Master’s in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school is a plus.
  • At least one year of experience providing on demand reference in a law library; law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • At least one year of experience supporting live and virtual training programs, preferably in the legal field. Familiarity with learning management systems tools and concepts a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to make cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer, and Bloomberg BNA.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Familiarity with the Quest ticketing system a plus.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Position: Research Content Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Content Coordinator to join our energetic, creative, and global service team. This new position is remote, but the employee must live within 50 miles of one of the following A&P US offices: New York, Newark, Washington, DC, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Silicon Valley.

Under the direction of the firmwide Research Services management team, the Research Content Coordinator supports the department’s content delivery services including the curated news services and automated alerts on research platforms including Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, and Convergence. The Research Content Coordinator also supports collection development as liaison between the Research Analysts who field and review new resource requests and the Research Operations teams who acquire and implement new resources..

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring news alerts, tracking selected firm clients and industries, recording relevant articles in SharePoint for curation by Research Analysts, and formatting curated news reports for delivery to attorneys and management.
  • Creating and maintaining workflow and templates to streamline the process of producing alerts.
  • Reviewing, revising and removing automated alerts running on various research platforms including Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, PACER, Pacer Pro, Courthouse News, and others.
  • Shepherding requests for new acquisitions assigned by RAs through RO acquisition workflow.
  • Updating A-Z List of Digital Resources with new and revised titles, links, and descriptions.
  • Investigating, proposing and implementing widgets to promote use and simplify access to research content on ASpace.
  • Maintaining and updating Research Teamsite as instructed.
  • Performing on demand reference and documenting research services across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Actively participating in department and other internal firm meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; enrollment in a Master’s in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school is a plus.
  • At least one year of experience providing on demand reference in a law library; law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • At least one year of experience working with automated news alerts, preferably in the legal field. Familiarity with digital publishing tools and concepts a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to make cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer, and Bloomberg BNA.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Familiarity with the Quest ticketing system a plus.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Online Learning Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a tech-savvy and collaborative librarian to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The Online Learning Librarian will actively work with faculty and colleagues to design, implement, and assess online learning services and programs for undergraduate and graduate students. This position will lead and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs to support the curricula of both universities. The position reports to the Research Services Librarian and is a member of the Research and Instruction unit within the Library’s Research and Technology Services Department.
LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated interest in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Online Learning Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to improve the library’s research and instruction program to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Grow and continuously improve an effective program of online instruction designed to meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students. Work with faculty to employ a broad range of learning objects to enhance their teaching.
  • Examples include modular web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and emerging educational technologies.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs.
  • Provide library instruction to on-campus and remote students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for remote students.
  • Provide general reference support.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 FTE at Notre Dame.

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

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Online Learning Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree by June 2022 from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with current trends, best practices, and issues in online learning;
  • Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated research consultation and instruction experience;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects.
  • Working knowledge of platforms such as Zoom, Sidecar Learning, LibGuides, and other learning object creation software.

Position: Archivist for Digital Initiatives
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and tech-savvy individual to lead the development, management, and preservation of digital collections in Archives and Special Collections. Reporting to the Head of Archives and Special Collections, the Archivist for Digital Initiatives’ role includes policy development; processing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections; creating metadata; and collaborating on related outreach and public services initiatives. The successful candidate will be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about serving our two university communities, Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University, through increased access to and robust preservation of digital materials.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from early career archivists and those who have demonstrated interest in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop, document, and implement procedures for accessioning, arranging, describing, and providing access to digitized and born-digital materials according to professional standards.
  • Arrange and describe analog, hybrid, and born-digital archival collections.
  • Develop, document, and implement policies and procedures for the preservation of digital materials.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to develop metadata supporting the discovery and management of digital content.
  • Supervise in-house and outsourced digitization projects.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to support digital scholarship initiatives in our two university communities.
  • Contribute to archives-oriented outreach, including social media, library website, presentations, and exhibits.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate student assistants, interns, and/or volunteers.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 FTE at Notre Dame.

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

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three work-related references with “Archivist for Digital Initiatives” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree by June 2022 from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA, or master’s degree in a related field such as Public History;
  • Experience with the arrangement and description of archival collections;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategies for managing born-digital archival material and of digital preservation standards;
  • Experience with one or more platforms for the discovery, management, and/or preservation of digital collections;
  • Demonstrated aptitude for and interest in learning new technologies and skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience creating metadata for digital objects;
  • Experience with web archiving activities and tools.

Position: Science Metrics Data Analyst II
Location: Space Telescope Science Institute

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), located on the Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, MD, is the science operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and the science and mission operations center for the James Webb Space Telescope, launched in 2021. (Click here to learn more about our missions). Take part in work at the forefront of astronomy in a job that offers a competitive salary and generous benefits. This position could support working from home. Candidates must be in our local market to be able to report on-site when needed.

STScI is seeking a Science Metrics Data Analyst II to join the Library team in the Science Mission Office. Under the general direction of the Branch Manager and with support from the Science Metrics Lead, the Science Metrics Data Analyst contributes to the metrics program by gathering key science metric information and making those metrics available through database tools and reports.

The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package (Click here to explore our benefits). STScI offers a flexible and welcoming workspace for all (Click here to learn more about our culture).

TO APPLY: Share your experience by uploading a resume and completing an online application. Applications received by February 11th, 2022 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.

Direct link: Science Metrics Data Analyst II

Explore all career opportunities through our website at http://www.stsci.edu/opportunities/

COVID Working Protocols: https://outerspace.stsci.edu/display/CWP

STScI embraces the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in creating a first-rate community. We reflect this deep dedication in strongly encouraging women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities (Click here to learn more about how we foster Diversity & Inclusion). Veterans, disabled individuals, or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at careers@stsci.edu EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce http://www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity.asp

As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements that are included for protection and to assist us in our record-keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.

Requirements

Your Role & Responsibilities include:

  • Reviews refereed literature for papers that use data from telescopes; applies metadata to science papers using automated and manual techniques.
  • Provides direct support and advice to bibliography stakeholders related to search, retrieval and interpretation of publication metrics.
  • Investigates and solves problems related to publications, metadata, linked archival data, Astrophysics Data System (ADS) index records, and/or database entries.
  • Prepares routine and ad hoc reports under the direction of the Science Metrics Lead and Branch Manager; gathers and presents numeric and visual data summarizing metrics for stakeholders, with an emphasis on transparency and equity.
  • Assists Science Metrics Lead with documentation and requirements writing; participates in testing and communicates ideas for improvements.
  • Assists with metrics gathering and analysis to support staff career cases related to hiring, promotion, talent retention, and collaboration.
  • Gathers external metrics for comparison and benchmarking for staff, institute, and missions.

Your Experience, Skills & Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Systems, Computational Linguistics, Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, or a related field. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in scientific, research, reporting, or technical support activities.

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of technical, scientific, and non-technical personnel within the institute and to communicate effectively with archives, libraries, and other astronomical institutions and observatories.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing tools and methodologies in information or data delivery.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal instruction; strong time management skills, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience working on small projects or completion of a curriculum, at least two of the following three: database search and retrieval; metrics/metadata entry and reporting; technical writing and documentation best practices.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident.

Desirable, but not required

  • Experience writing or using an API.
  • Knowledge of scientific literature and/or data archives is desirable.
  • Familiarity with persistent identifiers such as DOIs and ORCID.
  • Experience scripting in Python or writing requirements for software that uses Python.
  • Knowledge of taxonomies and thesauri.

Position: Senior Research Data Analyst
Location: Johns Hopkins University
Salary: $53,020 – $72,935

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Epidemiology Department is seeking a Senior Research Data Analyst who will assist in analysis of documents in the Opioid Industry Documents Archive and with further development of the Archive.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform a rapid, critical analysis of extensive sets of documents produced by opioid manufacturers that have been released as a result of litigation, with respect to content of the materials, including the cases, dates, products, stakeholders, and document types, in order to summarize information for research and communication purposes.
  • Prepare summary materials from such analyses that are suitable for dissemination to general public to promote archive access and use.
  • Review, analysis and development of metadata accompanying submitted documents.
  • Apply similar tools and methods to those used for the analyses above to new contributions to the opioid archives.
  • Work with the project team in pursuing potential new sources of contributions to the archive.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s Degree in related discipline.
  • 1 year related experience.
  • Require highly specialized advanced knowledge, education and/or training in a specialized field of study to conduct research.

Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of health sciences, health policy, and/or history of science, medicine and technology.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current national metadata standards.
  • Education/training in archives, library and information science, history, or related field.
  • Experience working in archives, digital humanities, digital preservation, and/or data mining.
  • Experience with or knowledge of research methodologies in the social sciences is preferred.
  • Ability to work remotely and collaborate with a diverse and geographically distributed team.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.

Classified Title: Sr. Research Data Analyst
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
Starting Salary Range: 53,020 – $72,935 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5:00 flex
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Telecommute
Department name: ​​​​​​​Epidemiology
Personnel area: School of Public Health

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.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions – New York, Washington or Baltimore
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Venable LLP is seeking a Manager of Digital Solutions to join our team. The ideal candidate with assist the Director of Research and Libraries in the planning, implementation, maintenance, discoverability and adoption of commercial and internal library and knowledge resources.

We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Coordinating with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
  • Overseeing the maintenance and integrity of ILS.
  • Managing the firm’s electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures that appropriate authentication is enabled, including the use of IP and password authentication as well as SAML and API technology in compliance with associated licensing agreements.
  • Assisting the Director in planning the departmental and practice level resource budget allocations
  • Establishing ROI processes linking utilization data with subscription costs. Assisting the Director in making budget, acquisitions and resource cancellation plans based on use or the availability of electronic alternatives.
  • Monitoring developments in legal technology and electronic research, KM and workflow products which may offer appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources or existing processes.
  • Advising the Director in all aspects of digital solutions and electronic resources.
  • Working with technical services staff, continually assesses processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service.
  • Building or collaborating with IT, Vendors and consultants in building custom resources for end users and internal administrative functions.
  • Managing the print and digital solutions team

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
  • Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
  • Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
  • Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
  • Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
  • Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
  • Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
  • We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Position: Information Technology Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Salary: $63,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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. Manages and maintains local servers including backup and recovery. Works with DoIT to implement and manage suitable cloud-based storage and backup options. Administers and maintains library applications including, but not limited to, ILLiad, CONTENTdm, Connexion, Ares, and Aleph. 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.

Contributes to the planning, implementation, and management of a makerspace in the library.

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

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.

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

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.

Position: Librarian II
Location: Montgomery College Library
Salary: $65,352 – $84,968

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Montgomery College, Office of Academic Affairs/Library and Information Services, has a need for a full-time, Librarian II position #S03464. The work schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, with one evening shift and occasional Saturdays. This is a non-bargaining, exempt, grade 29 position. Montgomery College promotes and creates a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness. Position is located at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.

Job Summary: The Librarian II for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) will participate in all aspects of academic area liaison and embedded librarian services. Including providing effective information literacy instruction; providing in-depth reference and research assistance virtually, face to face, and by appointment for more extensive research support for students; and collaborating with library access services staff to support patron needs.

Contacts and interaction vary and may involve multiple constituencies such as direct interaction with administrators; faculty; chairs, deans, external colleagues and consultants; and assigned staff for the purpose of providing and receiving information and resolving program issues.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Three years of progressively responsible professional library experience in a functional area or specialized services in academic, research, or public library.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as applied to the operation of academic libraries.
  • Ability to instruct and assist students in the use of library resources.
  • Ability to remain current in trends, topics, developments and issues in area of information and library technology, by attending training, workshops, and credit and non-credit classes provided by colleges and universities, and professional organizations such as ALA and MLA.
  • Ability to maintain library collections, to guide and direct the work of library staff, and to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and an open mind; flexibility, excellent teamwork and team leadership skills.
  • Strong listening skills and proficiency at conducting reference interviews.
  • Professional competence using research tools in an online environment such as Internet browsers, Library Management Systems and current web applications.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs outreach with faculty in STEM departments to foster effective relationships to support the curriculum and specific student needs.
  • Provides effective information literacy instruction. Creates and delivers information literacy activities and tools for in-person and online learning environments.
  • Provides in-depth reference and research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons, both virtually and face to face, using discovery services, online resources, internet, and tangible library resources.
  • Uses research consultations by appointment for more extensive research support for students. Collaborates with access services staff to support patron needs and inquiries, and refer questions.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with Research & Teaching (R&T) division team members, the academic areas related to liaison areas, librarian supervisor(s) at their home campus, their supervisor, and with the R&T associate director.
  • Performs collection development in the liaison area and completes processes in a thorough and timely manner according to directions provided by the collection development librarian.
  • Responsible for the coordination of Research & Teaching (R&T) division assessment. Acts as resource for R&T division assessment projects, and provides guidance, organization, and support for assessment activities.
  • This includes (but is not limited to), assessing research services, library instruction, library outreach, and instructional content.
  • Assists with the collection and maintenance of data, metrics, feedback, testimonials, and assessment findings to demonstrate Academic Area Liaison and Embedded Librarian Program effectiveness or areas for development.
  • Leads and organizes assessment training for the R&T division, as well as convenes or chairs ad hoc assessment committees or task groups within the R&T division as needed.
  • Facilitates growth for R&T division’s assessment work and explores/develops new assessment methods and measures for the division. The Assessment Coordinator may also represent the R&T division in library wide assessment activities, collaborating with colleagues in other areas of the library.
  • Participates in planning and priority setting for the Research and Teaching Division’s annual goals and priorities.
  • Additional Instructions:

To apply for the position, select the company website option or use the following link: http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/employment

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Office Automation)
Location: Department of the Navy
Salary: $50,643 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

You will serve as a Library Technician (Office Automation) in the Navy Department Library / Technical Services Section of NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND.

Duties

  • You will oversee circulation system and patron services.
  • You will manage technical library data files and information.
  • You will ensure hard copy and digital publications and other material are in correct order and are maintained.
  • You will log material in and out to validate security.
  • You will perform descriptive and modified cataloging of monographic titles being incorporated into the Library’s collections.
  • You will modify existing Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) records to meet NDL specific needs.
  • You will prepare books for shelf readiness.
  • You will be in charge of the Library acquisition services.
  • You will monitor all activities concerning individual account status.
  • You will be maintaining efficient records, providing timely follow-up procedures for all accounts, and establish effective liaisons with fiscal branch.
  • You will organize, plan, implement, and evaluate circulation functions and procedures.
  • You will provide a variety of administrative support functions.

Position: Government Research Specialist
Location: Nelson Mullins

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Nelson Mullins is seeking a Government Research Specialist to join the Research & Information Services (RIS) team. This position, eligible to be based in any of our 26 offices with the option to work a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule, will provide legal and non-legal research services and analysis to Nelson Mullins attorneys and staff. The successful candidate will be a highly skilled researcher, able to work cooperatively with the full RIS team. Additionally, the successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, a commitment to providing high-quality work product, and customer-oriented service.

  • Conduct online legal and business research using resources including, but not limited to, Lexis Plus, Westlaw Edge, CQ, Bloomberg Government, Quorum, Capital IQ and VitalLaw.
  • Actively liaise and communicate with selected practice and industry groups to develop subject expertise and facilitate proactive service delivery.
  • Utilize a centralized workflow tool to provide expert research and consultative services to attorneys and staff.
  • Participate in available professional development opportunities and remain current on technological, professional and industry developments in librarianship.
  • Present clear and readily digestible results that are responsive to the question(s) asked, in a timely manner.
  • Provide support on other projects or duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Qualified applicants should have a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, and/or a J.D. degree.
  • Strong collaboration skills along with the ability to manage multiple and complex research projects–often on tight deadlines–while attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of federal legislative and regulatory research.
  • The ideal applicant demonstrates a working knowledge of legal research methods, and the ability to assess and utilize the best, most cost-effective and efficient research tools.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Open Scholarship Librarian, LIB-3536
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson Universitys Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual
to serve as the Open Scholarship Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide expert guidance in contemporary scholarly communication issues including authors rights, open access, research & publication lifecycles, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. They will devise and maintain a strategy for increasing the pipeline of scholarly content for deposit in TUs library-managed institutional repository ScholarWorks@Towson with the goal of increasing usage of the repository. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Relevant experience, preferably in an academic environment or in publishing. Familiarity with scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and academic publishing trends. Strong creative vision and ability to lead innovative initiatives and services. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaboration working with diverse audiences and colleagues throughout the library and beyond. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Ability to meet the Universitys criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide guidance in contemporary scholarly communications issues including authors rights, open access, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. Serves as an advocate for open access publishing within the library and across the broader campus community. Develops, implements, markets, and promotes established and new open scholarship and scholarly communication programs. Develops and implements a training program for liaison librarians on issues of scholarly communication and open scholarship. Advises faculty, students, and staff on issues regarding open and equitable scholarly communication. Builds a network of campus and system-wide partners for supporting the research lifecycle. Investigates the possibility of improved publishing support systems. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

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 (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System . TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has 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, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3536.

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

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Position: Data Science Librarian, LIB-3532
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson Universitys Albert S. Cook Library seeks a collaborative and knowledgeable individual to serve as the Data Science Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Qualifications

Masters degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; a background in tools for storing, analyzing, and visualizing data; and a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

Supports data analysis and data visualization efforts by students and faculty across the university using tools such as SPSS, R, Tableau, Google Data Studio, Microsoft Excel or others; designs and implements data literacy services for students and faculty; works closely with graduate students, assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, the Data Science Librarian will provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and instruction in information, resource, and software use; develops and conducts training, group instruction, and workshops, both individually and collaboratively, on data science research methods, tools, platforms, and best practices; supports the work of liaison librarians working with classes that are data-intensive; promotes usage of the Data Studio and computers in the Data Studio by offering training in-person and online; in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs and liaison librarians, provides training for librarians and individual consultations with faculty on authoring data management plans; provides input on data curation and preservation, sharing and reuse, citation, policy and governance as it relates to research projects on campus.

Albert S. Cook Library:

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 (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System . TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has 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, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3532.

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicants teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson Universitys commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

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

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Position: E-Resources & Discovery Librarian, LIB-3520
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson Universitys Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual
to serve as the E-Resources & Discovery Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Familiarity with library standards pertaining to e-resources, including serials and continuing resources. Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work effectively in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

This position provides leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the librarys electronic resources and assists the Assistant University Librarian for Content Management with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials. The E-Resources & Discovery Librarian works cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the librarys subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons. This librarian designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention; participates in library assessment initiatives. In addition to librarianship, library faculty are responsible for scholarship and service; expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track; and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

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 (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System . TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has 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, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicants teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson Universitys commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3520

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

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $148,484 – $178,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is in the Office of the Associate Director, Information Products Division, at the National Agricultural Library (a component of the Agricultural Research Service) in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will be a member of the NAL senior leadership team with responsibility for policy making, planning, coordinating, directing and evaluating program requirements, creating new products and services, and ensuring high-quality customer service.

Duties

  • Provide leadership in the formulation and execution of Division policies, programs of NAL and services ensuring conformance with applicable NAL, Departmental, and Federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Participate in the development of plans and policies for national and international cooperation in the creation, distribution, and availability of agricultural information.
  • Manage budget and program planning, developing, executing and evaluating Division polices, programs and services.
  • Develop partnership opportunities with government agencies, land-grant universities, industry, and professional organizations to promote effective information management.
  • Provide technical and administrative supervision to staff, students, interns and volunteers.

Position: Supervisory Technical Information Specialist
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Office of the Associate Director, Knowledge Services Division, at the National Agricultural Library (a component of the Agricultural Research Service) in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will be a member of the NAL senior leadership team and lead the division that initiates plans for acquiring, preserving, and making accessible scientific research datasets, with a focus on USDA-funded research data, that facilitate the creation of agricultural knowledge.

Duties

  • Participates in establishing policies, programs, plans, and budgets for NAL with the Director and other key NAL officials.
  • Serves on the NAL senior leadership team and provides leadership in the formulation and execution of NAL strategies through policies, programs, and services.
  • Initiates and directs plans for acquiring, preserving, and making accessible scientific research datasets, with a focus on USDA-funded research data that facilitate the creation of agricultural knowledge.
  • Develops NAL policies to ensure research data are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR principles), support scientific research communities, and meet other customer needs and expectations.
  • Participates in the development of policies and plans for national and international cooperation in the creation and distribution of agricultural information.
  • Builds communities of interest and practice that reinforce effective data management to facilitate the creation of knowledge in the agricultural sciences.
  • Ensures conformance with applicable Federal statutes, regulations, and policies, and USDA and ARS policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Provides leadership in the formulation and execution of NAL policies, programs, and services.
  • Develops NAL data access and sharing policies and advises data providers on the preferred standards.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Division of Library Operations (DLO), National Library of Medicine.

DLO selects, acquires, and catalogs biomedical publications; furnishes reference and document delivery services; prepares and publishes indexes, and other publications for the use by the biomedical community; administers national biomedical information retrieval services; supports clinical terminology and health data standards; and, coordinates the Network of the National Library of Medicine.

As a Supervisory Librarian, you will:

Plans, directs, and provides strategic leadership for cataloging and metadata management and mapping services for biomedical literature and other resources acquired for the NLM collection, including the creation and maintenance of authoritative bibliographic and authority records according to national standards.

Oversees the development and preparation of cataloging policy statements and definitions.

Keeps informed of new cataloging rules and techniques and as applicable, introduces them into NLM workflows and procedures.

With the assistance of subordinate supervisors, plans, directs and supervises the activities of approximately 20 professional librarians, technical information specialists and library technical support personnel engaged in cataloging and providing metadata management and mapping services.

Evaluates subordinates; makes effective selection recommendations for subordinate personnel; hears group grievances, serious employee complaints and disciplinary problems and takes initiative to resolve them.

Directs Section participation in the development, improvement and use of automation support for cataloging and metadata management functions.

Distributes machine-readable records in MARC, XML, as linked data, and other standard community formats.

Oversees the development, maintenance, and publication of the NLM Classification.

Serves as a technical authority and spokesperson on NLM cataloging, metadata and classification services, policies, and procedures.

Participates in national and international bibliographic control programs and standards development.

Represents the Library to various professional groups and organizations and develops and maintains contacts with key officials of the Library of Congress, OCLC, and other libraries and information centers.

Provides appropriate responses to recommendations or requests from service units and library users.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Assistant Law Librarian for Collections
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 – $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 257148.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The Assistant Law Librarian for Collections is responsible for the acquisitions, organization and preservation of the Law Library’s collection, ensuring the quality of the collection and rapid and effective access to it. The incumbent oversees the planning, development, management and usability of digital legal and legislative information resources hosted on site from the Law Library’s physical materials and from remotely-hosted digital materials collaboratively developed with Law Library partners worldwide. Serving under Law Librarian of Congress the incumbent assists with achieving success on matters related to building and sustaining a preeminent portal to a world class repository of global legal information that includes all levels of government from local governing bodies to transnational governing institutions.

The incumbent ensures that Law Library collection and service meet the statutorily mandated requirements of the Law Library of Congress to serve the foreign legal research and analytical needs of the U.S. Congress. The incumbent develops and maintains relationships to further local, national, international, and transnational partnerships.

The incumbent also works collaboratively with senior Library of Congress managers to ensure integration of Law Library virtual services with Library of Congress digital priorities. The incumbent coordinates efforts with information entities in the U.S. Congress and other legislative branch agencies on Library legislative information initiatives.

Directs efforts to develop and promote national and international metadata and technology standards for legal information in the semantic web environment. Coordinates with appropriate internal and external offices including national and international stakeholders to identify issues, challenges, strategies for success, and best practices for digital legal content. Leads efforts to identify potential partners to participate in the Law Library’s virtual presence by developing and implementing strategies for partner participation. Oversees the evaluation of digital content from various organizations to determine scope, depth, breadth and presentation of legal and legislative information produced by the Library and by potential partners. Specifically, develops strategies and identifies partners to collaborate in creating a portal to and repository of legal and legislative information from around the world, including indigenous peoples (example partners include native or indigenous peoples or organizations, local, state, national, international, and transnational governments and organizations).

Responsible for the formulation and administration of collection and service policies affecting the mission of the Law Library of Congress.

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

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

Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with managers and officials within the Law Library and the Library of Congress.

Position: Technical Services/Research Law Librarian
Location: Central Intelligence Agency
Salary: $64,137 – $131,341

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Technical Services/Research Law Librarians assist with the management of core legal information repositories for the Office of General Counsel.

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

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

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

Position: Cataloging Technician
Location: Supreme Court of the United States
Salary: $44,237 – $63,906

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This is a full-time position with the Library at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:59 PM EDT
Please note that this vacancy has a limit of 200 applicants. The job opportunity announcement will automatically close if that limit is reached prior to the closing date.

Duties

The Cataloging Technician enters all edited copy-cataloging records into Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and into the local integrated library system. Processes all newly received monographs, classified serials, Records and Briefs and continuations for shelving. Processes the transfer of superseded material from the main collection to the Library’s active remote collection; deletes outdated material and removes bibliographic details from the catalog and from OCLC; creates original analytic records directly in OCLC, and uploads and transfer the same to the local catalog. Responsible for sorting and filing all microfiche at the Library’s active remote collection in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building; distributes library materials to Court personnel; responds to telephone inquiries and supports public research requests for Records and Briefs material. Performs other duties as assigned.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Associate – Teen Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Library Associate performs a variety of reference services within a branch in order to assist customers in using the library and its services to their fullest advantage. Assists customers with locating materials, information, using electronic resources and emerging technologies. Plans and provides library programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree;
  • Ability to attend Library Associate Training Program and to complete the program within 2 years after starting the program for Library Associate I;
  • One or more years of related experience; Computer experience including internet, use of computer databases and downloading digital materials to a personal device;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours

Application Process: Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only. Please visit us at Harford County Public Library https://www.hcplonline.org/ and click on Library Jobs tab for vacancy announcement details and application instructions.

Position: Assistant Director of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Web Services Office
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $80,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Under a five-year cooperative agreement (2021 – 2026) with the National Library of Medicine, the HSHSL serves as the headquarters for the NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO). NWSO is responsible for developing and maintaining reliable Web services for NNLM in compliance with the US Department of Health & Human Services information policies. The Assistant Director of NWSO is responsible for leadership and development of NNLM web projects and the infrastructure that supports them.

The NNLM consists of seven Health Sciences Libraries functioning as Regional Medical Libraries covering the United States as well as three national offices and three national centers. For more information about the structure and purpose of the NNLM, please visit https://nnlm.gov/about/about-nnlm

Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, the Assistant Director of NWSO provides oversite and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a systems administrator. In collaboration with staff and the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of NWSO will support Drupal and WordPress websites, a Moodle Learning Management System, and several additional related systems. Previous management experience is desirable but not necessary.

This is a grant-funded, non-permanent status faculty appointment renewable on an annual basis. This position will be at the rank of Librarian II or III. The incumbent will be eligible for promotion and is expected to participate fully as a member of the library’s faculty.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, plan, and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting NWSO and the NNLM.
  • Provide day-to-day operational support and track progress for NWSO’s ongoing projects.
  • Maintain an open dialog with stakeholders – including NNLM, RMLs, Offices, and Centers – regarding the development of infrastructure and services.
  • Supervise NWSO staff including a Web Developer and a Systems Administrator, setting goals consistent with NNLM and HSHSL goals and initiatives.
  • Conduct periodic training and feedback sessions for stakeholders for NWSO provided resources and tools.
  • Respond to incoming support requests concerning NNLM technologies and troubleshoot issues.
  • Balance technology needs of the NNLM with available budgets.
  • Identify software to be used by RML, Office, and Center staff and assist them with selection and implementation of appropriate emerging technologies.
  • Coordinate archiving of NNLM data and systems architecture.
  • Oversee NNLM Web Advisory Team
  • In collaboration with the NWSO Executive Director, provide strategic direction for NWSO initiatives.

Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice or programs in health sciences libraries.

Position Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible library experience.
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Experience working in technology support and/or development
  • Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity and experience working with Content Management Systems such as Drupal
  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems such as Moodle

Preferred:

  • Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for applications and knowledge-based systems and the resources needed to support them in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Experience developing and supporting database driven applications
  • Experience managing and developing staff.
  • Demonstrated teaching and training experience.
  • Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries.
  • Comfort with change and experience in change management.

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; 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 November 15th, 2021.

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.

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. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Position: Collection Development Strategies Librarian (Open Rank)
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $52,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

Nature of Work:

The Collection Development Strategies Librarian will work in a highly collaborative organization to create and implement innovative approaches to providing effective stewardship of print and electronic collections. The main work will focus on gathering and managing data supporting collection development and collection assessment and making decisions about the collections based on that data. The Collection Development Strategies Librarian will have a leadership role in planning and executing deselection and transfer projects for print collections and identifying alternate formats as appropriate, as well as the rightsizing of on-campus collections in McKeldin Library, campus branch libraries and collections housed off-site. The Librarian will assist in gathering, managing, manipulating, and reporting data drawn from in-house systems such as ALEPH and from a wide range of vendor supplied data and data available from external organizations. The Librarian will also serve as liaison to regional and national collections initiatives, shared print, and specialized data repositories.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Collection management (95%)

  • In collaboration with the Director of Collection Development Strategies and the Deselection and Transfer Steering Committee (DTSC), develops and manages project-oriented activities, including making decisions regarding the disposition and location of library materials (e.g. Hornbake storage organization, microfilm de-duplication, shifting of collections within McKeldin Library, collaboration with Severn Library, etc.).
  • Plans and makes decisions associated with the effective maintenance of existing collections and related deselection/retention, preservation, and storage issues, including Severn Library.
  • Develops a program of data analysis to inform collections strategy and applies data to collections decisions.
  • Manages Library resource desiderata processes.
  • Serves as a liaison with colleagues in Cataloging and Metadata Services, Acquisitions, Continuing Resources and Data Services, and Preservation.
  • Serves as a liaison for the Development Office and Gifts-in-Kind program.
  • Serves as liaison between the University of Maryland Libraries and regional and national collections initiatives (Big Ten Academic Alliance, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions, HathiTrust, etc.), shared print, and specialized data repositories into the Library’s collections framework.
  • Works with the Collection Development Strategies Graduate Assistant to monitor and update collections-related intranet (LIBI) and public web pages.
  • Serves as a standing member of the Collection Development Committee (CDC) and chairs Deselection and Transfer Steering Committee (DTSC).
  • Assists with the formulation and review of Library collection development policies and related workflows.
  • Assists in monitoring and responding to mediated requests received through the demand driven acquisitions (DDA) program, and monitors and addresses requests for materials generated by the Library’s suggestion services (“Suggest a Book”, etc.).
  • Monitors local, system-wide, and vendor provided reports to identify collection related trends and patterns.

Other Duties and Responsibilities (5%)

  • Participates in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Contributes to achieving the University’s and/or the Libraries’ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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

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

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/90988. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until January 30, 2022.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or a non-USA equivalent; or a graduate degree relevant to the position’s duties.
  • Minimum three years of increasingly responsible professional library experience in an academic or research library, or equivalent, including collection management or technical services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural and diverse environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience gathering, assessing, interpreting, and presenting quantitative and qualitative data for varied audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective projects

Preferred:

  • Experience with creating collection development and management policies and strategies.
  • Experience with tools used for data manipulation, analysis, and visualization (e.g. Excel, Access, Python, OpenRefine, Tableau, Jupyter Notebooks).
  • Aptitude for learning and adapting emerging technologies.
  • Familiarity with licensing practices for electronic resources.
  • Strong record of professional engagement.

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

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Archivist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the American Folklife Center Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 368552.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The incumbent is responsible for the organization and description of manuscript, multiformat, and other archival collections, which typically contain a wide range of unique and often unpublished materials, often numbering thousands of items, including handwritten or digital journals and correspondence, business ledgers, photographs and drawings, scrapbooks, and audiovisual recordings.

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

Assembles information to help resolve administrative and legal matters affecting the arrangement and availability of collections. Applies prescribed criteria for the retention or disposition of duplicate and extraneous matter. Identifies material for conservation treatment and coordinates the preparation of material for permanent housing. Produces detailed descriptive guides for research use online. Evaluates and upgrades older finding aids to bring them into conformity with current archival descriptive standards.

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

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

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

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

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several record groups to locate the information. Assists scholars and researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the division and Library. Substitutes on a temporary basis as necessary assisting readers in the division’s public Reading Room. is position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Deputy Assistant Director (American Law Division)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 – $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Deputy Assistant Director to operationalize the Assistant Director’s vision in leading and managing the American Law Division (ALD), which addresses all legal questions that arise in a legislative context or are otherwise of interest to Congress. CRS provides confidential, objective, nonpartisan, authoritative, and timely research, analysis, and consultative support exclusively to the U.S. Congress.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The Deputy Assistant Director is part of the executive-level leadership of CRS and will operationalize the Assistant Director’s vision in leading and managing the American Law Division (ALD). Working directly with congressional committees and Members of the House and Senate and their staff, 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. ALD attorneys also ensure that the Constitution Annotated of the United States, the official record of the U.S. Constitution, remains accurate and timely through historical research, analysis of current developments in constitutional law, and review and assimilation of practice materials and academic discourse.

On behalf of the Assistant Director, the Deputy Assistant Director ensures optimal operations and administration of the division on both substantive and management matters. Intellectual curiosity, an ability to learn, creativity, optimism, enthusiasm for public service, solicitude, flexibility, respect for and an ability to execute administrative duties rapidly and accurately, responsiveness, business acumen, and an ability to understand and interpret the strategic vision of another leader are attributes that would contribute to success in this position.

The Deputy Assistant Director assists in monitoring, measuring, and calibrating division research and publication activities in relation to its mission of serving Congress; supports the planning and execution of congressional outreach that ensures that the division is identifying appropriate legal questions facing Congress; follows through with ensuring division operations that provide objective, authoritative, and high quality legal analysis that meets the needs of congressional clients; translates the Assistant Director’s vision into action with respect to intellectual leadership of legal areas within the division’s responsibility; collaborates with other executives and subordinate managers on the CRS mission; and serves with full delegated authority of the Assistant Director in her absence. The Deputy Assistant Director also performs special or sensitive substantive, consultative, or managerial assignments as requested by the Assistant Director.

Major duties of this position include:

Demonstrates intellectual leadership in the formulating, framing, conducting and communicating of research policy and analysis conducted in the division, in terms of subject matter expertise, methodology and relevance to congressional needs. Reviews the written products of staff to ensure that the Service’s quality standards are met.
In collaboration with other senior managers, ensures coverage of all issues identified throughout the Service. Oversees implementation of the research agenda, including approaches, frameworks, or methodologies. Monitors, updates, and adjusts the research agenda to meet the changing needs of Congress, reassesses/reallocates capacity and communicates adjustments to supervisors and staff. Coordinates research activities with managers in other divisions to promote research and analysis across the Service.
Performs the human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Ensures that supervisors and staff conduct research and analytical activities in a collaborative manner that incorporates expertise from multiple disciplines available from both inside and outside the division. Establishes and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff members in support of agency goals. Provides informal feedback and periodically formally evaluates staff on performance measures and results.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including committees and officers of the United States Congress, other legislative agencies and the Library of Congress, executive branch departments and agencies, professional organizations, universities, and other research organizations in order to advance the programs and objectives of the Congressional Research Service.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

The position description number is 058851.
The salary range indicated reflects the basic pay adjustment of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Position: Director of the Kluge Center
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 – $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Kluge Center, Library Collections and Services Group.
The position description number for this position is 420767.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The Director of the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress (the Library) coordinates and promotes activities that support scholars doing intensive research at the Library. The incumbent reports directly to the Associate Librarian for Researcher and Collection Services (ALRCS) with scholarly evaluations and program recommendations. The Director is responsible for the management of the Kluge endowment, and for fundraising efforts for fellowships and programming, recruiting resident visiting scholars, developing events that disseminate research done by Kluge scholars at the Library and that address challenges facing democracy, overseeing the Library’s Scholars Council, and supervising the selection process for the Kluge Prize as well as events involving Kluge Prize winners.

The Director must have distinction as a scholar and leadership experience related to major scholarly projects.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs or operations. Responsible for the direction and management of the Kluge Center and for public programs that present scholarly content. Provides direction to the programs by identifying and recommending policy initiatives and major research projects suitable for the Library to undertake as special scholarly or literary events. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as needed.

Coordinates and promotes activities that support scholars performing intensive research at the Library of Congress. Recruits and supports scholars to come to the Library by coordinating selection processes and committees and arranging related programming. Responsible for fundraising efforts for fellowships and scholarships; oversight of the Scholar Council planning conferences, symposia, and lectures; and managing the Kluge Prize selection process and events featuring Kluge Prize winner.

Supervises staff of the Kluge Center, as well as resident scholars and academic interns. Responsible for public outreach related to selection processes for fellows and scholars.

Establishes performance expectations, which are clearly communicated. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on organizational performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Takes personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that organization staff at all levels are trained and fully compliant with safety regulations.

Initiates and maintains relationships with foundations and other public and private agencies and organizations that can provide support for scholarly programs and public events. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including leadership at universities, academic associations, and cultural institutions; the Congress; think tanks; and foundations. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with The Library of Congress department management and officials, other government agencies, and institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of The Library of Congress and the Kluge Center.

Serves as the primary agency advisor on the Kluge Center, scholarly programs, and scholarly events. Recognized as an agency authority in formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on the quality of scholarly programs and operations.

Position: Research Librarian (Domestic Social Policy)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division is accepting applications under its 2022 Graduate Recruit Program for a Research Librarian. This position will be filled at the GS-09 level (see “Duties” below).

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

About the Graduate Recruit Program

Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.

About CRS

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

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

DUTIES

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Research & Library Services Section of its Domestic Social Policy Division. The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including income security, veterans’ benefits, health care, education, labor, housing, child welfare, and nutrition assistance.

This Research Librarian position is expected to provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on issues related to support for children and families, nutrition assistance programs, and healthcare.

Candidates earning a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are especially encouraged to apply.

The research librarian position carries promotion potential to the GS-13 level.

Position: Eckles Librarian
Location: George Washington University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for the Eckles Librarian. The regular schedule for this position is Monday through Thursday, 11:30 am – 8:30 pm; and Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Additional evening and weekend hours may be required. This is a designated on-site position and not eligible for telework. For more information on the university and GW Libraries, visit http://library.gwu.edu/. For more information on Eckles Library, visit https://library.gwu.edu/eckles-library.

Basic Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science or other advance degree with relevant
  • Demonstrate the ability to partner with academic departments to advance scholarship in the
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others in an environment committed to equity, diversity and
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication

To be considered, please complete an online application at
https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/87772, upload a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications, and a curriculum vitae. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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