Five Positions: Virginia

Position: Digital Developer
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Mason University Libraries seeks to fill the position of a Digital Developer. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

This is a forward-looking, transformative, collaborative position, supporting the Libraries as it builds new digital collections and develops and maintains digital systems and services in support of research, teaching and learning. We are seeking candidates who have developed skills typically associated with a strong academic background in computer science. While having end-to-end responsibility for some applications, the Digital Developer will also consult and work collaboratively with library faculty and staff, instructional faculty, researchers, and students on a variety of digital projects. Position reports to and receives project priority direction from the Director, Digital Technologies and Services.

Position: Policy and Government Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the position of the Policy & Government Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

This position is responsible for providing library services in the areas of reference, research, and instruction in support of faculty and students in the Schar School for Policy and Government; and developing corresponding library collections and outreach initiatives. The position, part of the Social Sciences Team, reports to the Lead, Social Sciences Team, and works in an ever-changing public service environment.

Position: Metadata Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Metadata Librarian

The George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the position of the Metadata Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


The Metadata Librarian establishes procedures for the creation, maintenance, and reuse of metadata for digital and nontraditional library collections. The incumbent performs quality control on metadata for digital collections; transforms metadata for ingest into Mason’s institutional repository, digital collections platforms, and Mason’s contribution to Digital Virginias (a new DPLA hub). The Metadata Librarian is expected to stay abreast of evolving national and international post- MARC cataloging developments; assist in the development, documentation, and implementation of new policies and procedures; and work collegially across the Libraries, University, and Washington Research Library Consortium. The incumbent performs complex copy and original description of a variety of audiovisual and other materials as needed and creates and edits name authority records for inclusion in the Library of Congress Name Authority File. The Metadata Librarian may also participate in catalog management and record enhancement activities; retrieve and edit record sets, train and oversee the work of staff; and serve on local and regional library committees as appropriate.

Position: Assessment Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Assessment Librarian

The George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the position of the Assessment Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

This position assists in leading the library assessment program, participating in any activities that seek to measure the University Libraries’ effectiveness in the implementation of its mission and values with the overall goal of promoting action for continuous, data-based improvement. Incumbent is responsible for designing and conducting assessment activities in collaboration with library faculty and staff, with a focus on user experience.

Position: Community Assistant Branch Manager (Librarian II)
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County, VA
Salary: $53,104.27 – $88,507.12 Annually

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Manages a community library in the absence of the branch manager. Directly supervises Information Services staff. Trains and counsels staff and evaluates their performance. Responds to the needs of library users of all ages, educational levels and cultural backgrounds at the information desk. Advises patrons of all ages on leisure reading. Makes suggestions for the collection to collection management. Conducts online searches and troubleshoots equipment as needed. May speak to community groups to market library services. Conducts tours of the branch and presents programs for adults. May conduct information department meetings. Works with departmental volunteers. Participates on management team to develop objectives and work plans for the branch. Works on system-wide projects for the enhancement of library services.

Two Positions- Washington, DC & VA

Position: Librarian (Law)
Location: Public Services Division, Directorate of Law Library Services, Law Library, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Public Services Division, Directorate of Law Library Services, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 11004.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement

The incumbent of this position is exempt from flex-time and comp-flex time and is assigned to work a special fixed/rotational schedule that involves day, evenings, weekends and holiday schedules; and the selected incumbent “must be consistently able and willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays based on the operational and service requirements of the Law Library as a condition of employment.”

Responds to United States legal and legislative reference inquiries from Members of Congress, congressional committees, the White House, federal courts, Government agencies, libraries, the bar, and the general public. Inquiries may be received by telephone, in person, in writing, and by electronic means. Locates information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished legal and legislative information sources and electronic databases. Conducts legal and legislative research, and produces written responses to United States federal and state legal and legislative reference inquiries requiring tailored responses. Prepares reports, bibliographies, letters, memoranda , finding aids, informational brochures, research guides and other written products. Gathers information from a wide variety of sources, both automated and in print or other media. Facilitates services to readers, analyzes information, and disseminates it in answer to requests. Advises researchers in research methodologies.

Analyzes and organizes specialized information, and evaluates and prioritizes work. Assesses new or unusual circumstances and develops variations in approach, and/or solutions for incomplete or
conflicting information. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends in the law. Analyzes, evaluates, organizes, compiles, and disseminates legal and legislative information and materials in various media. Directs users to the proper specialists, resources, or services within the Law Library and other areas of the Library of Congress. Clarifies vague requests for legal and legislative information through the use of proper and/or specialized bibliographic and research tools.

Surveys and evaluates print and electronic collections to identify currency issues. Identifies, recommends and resolves collection processing issues relating to assigned areas / subjects / jurisdictions of the Reading Room collections. Recommends alternative titles to and the removal of titles from assigned portions of the Law Library reference collections. Searches acquisitions lists for new titles and other materials in various formats for the Reading Room’s collection as requested.

Reviews collections on a continual basis and exercises care to ensure collection material is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage. Reviews a variety of foreign and domestic sources for information about available materials. Contribute to digital collection developers and management projects, such as web archiving and/or compiling and organizing web-sites based on current public policy issues. Determines permissibility of copying materials based on the preservation needs of the material. Understands current and public policy issues in his/her area of expertise in order to develop collections that anticipate researcher inquiries and demands.

Provides training for junior reference and circulation staff, and legal information technicians. May be assigned to review and/or revise work to provide initial quality control and aid in the training process. Conducts analysis of the training needs and services.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge. Explains information to groups and individuals with varying levels of understanding or knowledge of the operations, services, mission, and/or programs of the Library of Congress and the Law Library, as well as law, and legal and legislative research methodology. Depending on Law Library priorities and requirements, attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings relating to trends and issues in law and law librarianship for the purpose of professional development. Provides orientations to distinguished visitors and conducts tours, as assigned.

Maintains liaison or communicates with individuals both within and outside the organization. Professional contacts are with library patrons, supervisors, library staff, other national libraries, library and information networks, information centers, experts in government agencies, associations, the private sector, and/or research groups. Motivates and influences clientele to fully utilize programs and services. Meets with researcher, analyzes questions and requirements; suggests search strategies; and evaluates resources from the general, special and/or reference collections regardless of format.

Position: Librarian
Location: Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), History and Library Directorate (HLD), Department of Defense, Arlington, VA
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), History and Library Directorate (HLD). The incumbent works as a Librarian within the Pentagon Library and is a member of a team in charge of reference, instruction, and outreach at the Pentagon Library, which consists of approximately 250,000 items including books, pamphlets, serial publications, bound and unbound periodicals, DoD and Army documents and publications.

Your typical work assignments may include the following:

Provides on line literature searches of a wide range of subject literature, requiring a broad knowledge of a wide range of topics. Oversees circulation system. Provides technical advice, guidance, and instruction to library technicians involved with circulation procedures. Oversight includes review and problem-solving of the charging, discharging, overdue accounts, interlibrary loan, and reserve request systems.

Responsible for collection development. Selects materials for inclusion in collection to assure appropriate support of the Pentagon Library mission, as well as missions of our customer components, to include but not be limited to Office of The Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, and uniformed services. Identifies and obtains appropriate Department of Defense (DOD) and other US Government documents.

Participates in management functions and the formulation of library policy and procedures in concert with the other librarians, library staff, and Branch Chief. Encourages and acts upon suggestions for work improvement.

Two Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Library Systems Administrator
Location: American University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Library Systems Administrator is the technical expert and senior administrator, developer and product manager for the University Library’s Ex Libris cloud-based library unified services platform serving the entire campus community. This position provides managerial leadership in planning, implementing, and executing integrated library automation systems, applications, and technology services that enable the Library’s efficient operations and effective strategic initiatives. In addition, this position builds and maintains connections between the library’s cloud-based unified services platform and other service platforms and/or electronic services. This position builds and inspires effective teams within the University Library’s organization, serving as a strategic project manager of working groups that include personnel from several Library units and may include campus partners, stakeholders and vendors. The position works closely with the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and external IT partners, particularly within the Washington Research Libraries Consortium (WRLC), which include nine area academic libraries to coordinate, develop, and implement services and systems.

Required Education and Experience

  • An accredited ALA Master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent degree and experience in library systems administration
  • Minimum of four (4) years of professional experience in the management and maintenance of computing systems in an academic library
  • Experience developing and managing library automation systems in a collaborative environment (Alma, Primo required)
  • Proficiency with web scripting languages, APIs, system interoperability, and other tools (e.g., AngularJS, OAI-PMH, SWORD, Python, Perl, PHP, JavaScript, Unix shell scripting)
  • Working knowledge of bibliographic and metadata tools (e.g. MARC records, BIBFRAME, Dublin Core, EAD, OpenURL, link resolvers, knowledge bases
  • Knowledge of web accessibility standards and usability practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues and trends related to information technology
  • Strong analytical skills for complex software and/or hardware issues
  • Ability to recommend and support decisions on process and workflow changes; experience with open source software, applications, web tools and new technology
  • Ability to apply Incident, Problem, and Change Management processes to assigned work projects
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex system-related technical problems, implement or recommend corrective measures and provide end-user support
  • Ability to perform project management activities such as work breakdown, resource estimating, project planning, tracking/oversight, scheduling tasks, negotiating deliverables, project administration and status reporting
  • Demonstrated high customer service, diplomacy and professionalism
  • Experience managing successful short and long terms projects in a collaborative team environment
  • Experience training others and interacting with stakeholders across the Library and/or externally
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that reflect a commitment to inclusion and the ability to develop strong working relationships with a dynamic and diverse community
  • Demonstrated excellent skills to effectively communicate technical information in a clear and understandable manner to diverse audiences
  • Demonstrated utilization of iterative improvement cycles to maximize user quality experiences
  • Ability to lead team members, contract support personnel and others assigned on a project basis, which includes planning and setting goals; monitoring progress; and providing coaching, guidance and feedback

Position: Lead, Teaching & Learning Team
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Mason University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented leader for its newly configured and expanded Teaching & Learning Team. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. The Teaching & Learning Team Leader will take a prominent role in the Libraries’ development of key partnerships and collaborations, focusing on undergraduate educational initiatives across the university, in providing intensive, and broad-based instructional and related services.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Learning, Research, and Engagement (LRE), the Lead, Teaching & Learning (T&L) Team is responsible for the leadership, supervision, planning, and administrative oversight for a team comprised of some five professional faculty librarians (including the Team Lead) and eight Library Specialist III and Library Specialist II classified staff – with the primary responsibilities of engaging undergraduates (particularly those in years one through three, from broad-based groups’ undergraduate-focused programs and initiatives) in their research and information literacy-based learning. This person will demonstrate an ability to thrive in a team-based environment, participating in the engagement activities and collaborative programs of the T&L Team.

In addition to managing the T&L Team, the Lead regularly works with the Associate University Librarian for LRE in outreach activities with the myriad programs focused on undergraduate education across the university, including (but not limited to) the Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR); the Honors Program; the Communications Lab; Mason/NOVA Advance; English 101 and 302; and the Mason Early Identification Program.

This individual will lead the development of a service portfolio for the Libraries’ broad-based undergraduate information literacy and general instructional programs, in collaboration with the other LRE division team leads and managers. Working closely with the other team leads, managers, and directors within the LRE division, and across the Libraries, this position will provide leadership and oversight – particularly in the planning and assessment of instructional, learning, and literacy-based activities and programs. Additionally, this position will oversee the Libraries’ online learning services (for distance education, blended, and traditional course instructional and learning support), Virtual Reference, and Assistive Technology/Accessibility Services.

The Team Lead will foster an environment encouraging exploration, innovation, and implementation of new approaches to teaching and learning within Mason’s libraries; build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds; be committed to professional development and growth of all T & L team members; and collaborate with faculty in developing initiatives that foster the integration of information literacy and research skills amongst undergraduate student populations.

The Team Lead will also act as the Libraries’ point person for the ADVANCE Mason/NOVA Partnership; assist with the development of possible new Libraries’ learning and collaborative environments as part of ongoing university-wide planning for a learning commons in the Johnson Center; and, as appropriate, work with or as a member of committees serving state, regional, or national consortia, notably VIVA (the Virtual Library of Virginia) and WRLC (the Washington Research Libraries Consortium).

Three Positions: Virtual, Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Librarian- LAC Group
Location: Federal Library, Alexandria, VA

Originally posted on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

LAC Group is seeking a Librarianto support a Federal Library in the Alexandria, VA, area.  The Librarian will provide research, reference, interlibrary loan, cataloging, and training and outreach support for a collection consisting of physical and digital items. This is a long term full-time contract (40 hours per week; Monday – Friday), benefited position.


  • Provide research/reference service both online and in person.
  • Provide cataloging support to ensure that the library’s catalog is accurate and meets the most current standards.
  • Process ILL requests and provide circulation duties for the physical items in the collection
  • Participate in marketing and outreach of the library services.
  • Keep current trends in library technologies and make suggestions that will improve or enhance access to the Library’s online content.
  • Support training by coordinating with vendors and providing direct training to users
  • Assist in collection development and maintenance of the physical and virtual collections.
  • Assist in planning, developing and implementing digital content management solutions and curating the digital collection
  • Other duties include tracking usage statistics, participation in special projects as assigned.


  • Degree in MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Professional knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles, and techniques of librarianship in order to provide effective reference support.
  • Must be team oriented with excellent interpersonal communications skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within the library and with library clientele.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, information-intensive environment

Catalogers (Virtual)
Location: Virtual role for a major Federal Library, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking experienced Catalogersto provide high-quality original cataloging for a major Federal Library in the Washington, DC Metro Area.  This is a fully remote/virtual role. This is a long term part time opportunity (up to 20 hours a week).


  • Create PCC BIBCO-level catalog records of English language material in all subject areas that are compliance with RDA standards
  • Analyze materials to appropriately identify access points
  • Assign subject headings using Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Classify material according to the Library of Congress Classification system
  • Perform authority control of all headings used in access points
  • Create or update name authority records in the LC/NACO Name Authority File
  • Make recommendations regarding new Library of Congress Subject Headings and/or classification numbers


  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • 5+ years of original cataloging experience in an academic or large special library
  • Expert knowledge of RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging monographic materials
  • Must be NACO certified or have extensive experience in P class literature
  • Proven experience with any/all of these LC classifications a plus
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • J
    • P
    • Z
  • Demonstrated history of BIBCO level cataloging
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows
  • Understanding of item based workflow and requirement to create high level bibliographic and/or NACO records in a minimal amount of time
  • Knowledge of NACO procedures
  • Strong computer skills related to downloading, installing and using specialized software from OCLC and LC
  • Familiarity with OCLC’s Connexion, Cataloger’s Desktop and the RDA Toolkit
  • Strong computer & analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment
  • Excellent command of English
  • High attention to detail

Position: Metadata Specialist
Location: Prestigious Federal Library, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group seeks an experienced full-time Metadata Specialist for a position with our client, a prestigious federal library in the Washington DC area. This position is a full-time, benefited position, working on-site at the client’s facility.


  • Guide the development of functional information architecture requirements for Web applications and search, with other team members
  • Develop and manage information architecture for search application, map metadata, and controlled vocabularies to deliver focused, relevant information via site search or browse.
  • Analyze content and advice users on content and metadata to improve findability of content
  • Develop search optimization best practices and strategies
  • Troubleshoot findability issues and recommend actions to improve overall findability
  • Perform relevancy testing and suggest changes for better results


  • An MLS degree or a degree in computer science, or a related field
  • 2-3 years’ experience working with metadata standards and digital objects
  • Experience in search services, and a strong understanding and familiarity with controlled vocabularies and the principles and mechanics of effective information management tools including taxonomy formulation, metadata development, navigation design, and enterprise search.
  • Experience in Office 365 or SharePoint 2016 is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; web-based tools)

If interested, please email your resume to me directly at

Two Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Director of Research and Analytics
Location: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional interested in leading the Association’s institutional and organizational effectiveness program to meet the needs and interests of ARL members. ARL’s strategic initiatives call for an emphasis on assessment that reflects libraries’ contributions to research, teaching, and learning outcomes in universities and other research institutions, as well as supporting data-driven analytics and evidence-based decision-making.

Reporting to the executive director, the director will evaluate existing programs, and design, develop, and implement internationally recognized research practices, tools, and infrastructures. The position leads all functions related to the collection, analysis, and reporting of institutional data from member institutions, as well as the reporting of the collective impact of ARL members and more broadly, research libraries, on higher education and society. As an international leader, ARL seeks a leader intent on advancing the field of research library analytics and assessment, particularly as it moves to understand and communicate outcomes and impact. The incumbent will strategically engage and support this community.

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership and Management

  • Build from the Assessment Program Visioning Task Force’s vision for research and evaluation in supporting institutional, organizational, and strategic effectiveness of member libraries, and as appropriate, research libraries more generally
  • Support the achievement of the Association’s assessment vision with strategic initiatives and programs for measurable goal attainment
  • Lead a small expert team, providing opportunities for growth and performance success
  • Evaluate current practices, and implement and steward adoption of effective, sustainable, and practical assessment methodologies
  • Implement and evolve ARL’s Research Library Impact Framework
  • Develop and monitor the Research and Analytics budget, revenues and expenditures; participate in grant proposals as appropriate
  • Balance input and recommendations from multiple sources, including but not limited to the ARL Board of Directors, executive director and staff, ARL membership, and the Assessment Committee

Communication and Community

  • Communicate about the program’s research and analytics agenda and results with members and, as appropriate to the broader research and learning community, policy makers, and the public
  • Support the development and advancement of a community of members engaged in library analytics and assessment
  • Collaborate with other leaders in research library analytics and assessment to advance the standards and metrics by which research libraries are measured
  • Represent ARL as co-leader of the Library Assessment Conference

Data and Analytics

  • Support evidence-based decision-making by implementing a membership data-collection program focused on research library effectiveness and value
  • Establish standards and procedures that ensure data integrity, privacy, and security. Support ARL members in evaluating, interpreting, and communicating data and findings
  • Provide analytics support to ARL staff in order to advance ARL priorities

Position: Trademark Librarian
Location: ASRC Federal, Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Description
ASRC Federal Space & Defense, a subsidiary of ASRC Federal Holding Company, is expanding its staff in the Trademark Law Library and is seeking a Trademark Librarian in Alexandria, VA. This is a great opportunity for a recent Library Science graduate!


  • Under the direction of the Director and Senior Librarian, plans, organizes, and coordinates work activities involved in obtaining and making library resources available to the trademark attorneys and other customers.
  • Primary duties for this position are reference assistance and research using a wide range of materials.
  • Performs research using on-line search techniques, automated tools, print material, and other resources as necessary.
  • Analyzes search requests, interviews requesters when needed, develops search strategies, and reviews and provides search results.
  • Provides information and updates for content of library web pages.
  • Makes recommendations for collection development.
  • Assists with updating and maintaining both physical and electronic collections.
  • Performs cataloging of new materials. Performs check-in and management of serials.
  • Follows guidelines for the security of library collections and equipment.
  • Assists in user training efforts and in the development of documentation for new staff and USPTO employees.
  • Assists with marketing efforts for promoting the library and its available resources.
  • Processes and fills requests for full text literature from internal and external resources.
  • Assists with compilation of library statistics.
  • Works independently under overall project objectives and requirements.
  • Apprises supervisor about progress and unusual complications.

Nine Positions: Maryland, Washington, D.C. & Virginia

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to develop robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian will guide and expand the Library’s efforts in data management planning, discovery and access of research data, data sharing and publication, and data visualization. The Data Services Librarian will actively collaborate with faculty and staff within the HS/HSL and with partners throughout the University.

This new position is a member of the Services Division, home to information services, research and education services, and bioinformation services. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director of Services. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit


  • Develop research services related to the discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of research data.
  • Identify software and tools supporting the discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of research data.
  • Deliver expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, and staff supporting research data needs.
  • Develop and lead dynamic in-person and online instructional programming on data-related topics and tools.
  • Engage with University partners integrating research data services into administrative units and academic programs within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work).
  • Promote research collaboration and data sharing by developing a marketing strategy and conducting outreach activities to grow the UMB Data Catalog, a searchable collection of records describing datasets.
  • Participate actively in committees within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.


  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Background in working with qualitative and/or quantitative research data.
  • Experience with scientific programming (such as R, Python) and statistical software (such as SPSS and SAS).
  • Knowledge of data repositories and public data sets in the health sciences.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.


  • Certification in data science or advanced training in data handling.
  • Experience in a health sciences environment.
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau or D3.js.
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.
  • Familiarity with the HIPAA privacy rule and federal human subjects research guidelines.


Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 26, 2018. Interested applicants should apply using the following link:

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience


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

Position: Associate Director, Library Technology and Digital Strategies
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Kuhn Library & Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Albin O Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County seeks an experienced manager to become a key member of the Library Executive Team and to provide future vision, oversight, leadership and strategic direction for the library’s information technology infrastructure including the exploration, integration and implementation of new and emerging technologies.

This permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position at the rank of Librarian II reports to the Library Director. The Associate Director works closely with the UMBC Division of Information Technology (DoIT) to advise library leadership on current, new and emerging library applications and knowledge systems that will advance the library’s vision, mission and strategic plan ( Working in a collaborative library and university environment, the Associate Director will manage a full time staff of 4 and student workers. Competitive candidates will have three or more years of progressively responsible experience supporting information technology, including project management and management over a technical support organization.

Candidates are expected to have a strong record of supervisory effectiveness that reflects mentorship and the professional development of direct reports. Competitive candidates are expected to possess a thorough understanding of current information technologies and a knowledge of widely-used hardware, software applications, resources and techniques in an academic environment and should also be able to demonstrate an ability to initiate, manage and complete technology projects.

UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from diverse backgrounds, including women, under-represented minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery value diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and background and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. Interest and experience in working with a diverse student and staff population is valued.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Leads the library’s investigation and implementation of emerging technology to better serve library’s clientele.
  • Develops a technology plan that builds on the University and Library strategic plans to address new opportunities and pursue possibilities of adapting and applying technology solutions.
  • In collaboration with the Director and Associate Directors, participates in library planning; serves on library-wide, university and university system committees and task forces including the Library Executive Council.
  • Represents the UMBC Library on appropriate state, regional and national committees.
  • Represents the UMBC Library in the adoption and technical integration of new University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions technology projects.
  • Works in partnership with the campus DoIT for discovery, planning and implementation of new technology and insures that library systems and computing are robust and operational.
  • Keeps current with trends and issues in the IT industry, including current technologies and costs.
  • Provides leadership in coordinating and defining technology requirements for library-wide projects and initiatives.
  • Oversees Library Information Technology Services composed of library faculty and staff and student employees and works with other areas of the library and university that are affiliated with

Required 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Position: Assistant Professor – College of Information Studies
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (Maryland’s iSchool), invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on youth digital practices and emerging literacies. We seek a candidate whose work complements and extends the College’s theoretical and methodological traditions in informal learning contexts. Though not required, we especially encourage candidates who study informal contexts with younger populations (i e , children from birth to 13) to apply. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, engage in an active program of high-impact research, provide research advising to students at all levels, and engage in service to the profession and shared governance within the university.

The successful candidate will conduct research and teaching at the intersection of two or more of these disciplines: library science, learning sciences, Human-Computer Interaction, or information science. Examples of topics of interest for this position include youth digital practices, design of learning experiences, design of technology, assessment of informal learning, youth development, family learning, play-based learning, early digital literacy development, equity and justice; candidates with interests in other related topics are also encouraged to apply. Similarly, we encourage applicants who leverage a range of disciplinary methodologies and theories in their work, including, but not limited to critical race theory, large-scale data analytics, and ethnographic approaches.

Position Duties/ Responsibilities:
This is a tenure-track appointment. Tenure-track faculty are on a 9-month appointment, with possible opportunities for summer teaching and research and collaboration with other faculty in the College. Tenure-track assistant professors are hired for 3 years, with potential renewal for three more years and tenure. Salary and benefits are competitive based upon qualifications and experience.

For this position, the successful candidate will be involved in:

  • Developing and implementing research projects as well as disseminating research results and impacts
  • Designing and developing curricula related to youth-related courses and programs
  • Crafting exceptional research and educational experiences for students
  • Taking leadership roles in the College and relevant professional communities, particularly related to program and curriculum development
  • Participating fully in faculty governance of the College and the University
  • Contributing to a vibrant community of scholars and teachers at a top-ranked iSchools through research, consulting, and/or outreach effort

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD degree earned at the time of appointment
  • Peer-reviewed research relevant to youth digital practices and emerging literacies, or related areas

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recognized for notable research projects, peer-reviewed publications, or other scholarly contributions related to youth digital practices and emerging literacies, or related topics
  • Teaching experience in courses related to library science, learning sciences, Human-Computer interaction, information science, education, or a related field
  • A record or vision for securing external funding
  • Demonstrated dedication and service in academia, professional organizations, and research communities

To apply/ you will need to provide:

  • A letter of interest that clearly describes your background and expertise in the area, and the specific contributions you would make to the iSchool and the University of Maryland
  • Your CV
  • A list of 3 professional references For each reference include the person’s title, institution, contact information (including phone number and e-mail address), the capacity in which you know (or have known) this person, and how long you have known this person
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy
  • A statement of your research philosophy

To apply please use the UMD ejobs link:

Position: Digital Projects Librarian
Location: University of Maryland College Park – Libraries, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Digital Projects Librarian will be a self-directed, production-oriented individual who will manage digitization projects, primarily grant digitization projects, and projects related to the grants for the University of Maryland Libraries. The candidate should be knowledgeable in digitization and digital project standards and best practices for file creation and metadata; file management; digital collections repositories; and digital preservation. The candidate will also be knowledgeable in project and budget management, and have an understanding of granting agencies and foundations, and their requirements for digitization projects. The Digital Projects Librarian will collaborate on writing grants in support of digitization projects, though the position is not contingent on grant funding. This position is intended to sustain or expand the Libraries’ ability to fund and support mass digitization projects in all formats.

The position will manage the fourth award of the Historic Maryland Newspapers initiative, a two-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and supported by the Library of Congress (LC) under the auspices of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Historic Maryland Newspapers will select, digitize, and contribute to the Library of Congress’ Chronicling of America collection approximately 100,000 pages from historically- and culturally-significant newspapers from across the state of Maryland. The candidate will perform outreach for this project. The UMD Libraries has been the Maryland state partner of the NDNP project since 2012. The position will also manage other digitization grant projects and other grant projects that support the major grant projects, such as smaller outreach or education projects, as they are awarded.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting (DCMR), the Digital Projects Librarian will collaborate with staff in Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting, Digital Programs and Initiatives, and many other collection departments in the Libraries. The Librarian may also collaborate with campus and other external partners, including the campus Division of Research, Office of Research Administration, who applies for grants on behalf of the campus. The candidate will provide technical guidance and support to collection managers and other project team members in pursuing and managing digitization grants, support the processes and workflows specified in projects, and manage the assets created until they are ingested and archived.

The Digital Projects Librarian will supervise hourly student employees and possible grant project staff, as required by future projects.


  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education by the start of employment, or an advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • Strong project management skills including demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, meet project milestones, document decisions and procedures, and communicate outcomes
  • Knowledge of digitization and digital preservation research and practice
  • Knowledge of funding agencies and requirements
  • Evidence of capability to manage budgets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability of attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience creating or maintaining project documentation and workflows
  • Ability to create a program of research and service appropriate for Libraries faculty on the permanent status track
  • One year of prior experience working with libraries or other cultural heritage materials
  • Project management experience
  • Experience supervising students or other employees
  • Experience with digitization, digital preservation, and relevant workflows
  • Demonstrated experience in instructional or outreach settings

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to:

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:

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at 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 and accepted until November 4, 2018.

Position: Manager, Client Services — Knowledge Services
Location: RAND Corporation, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The RAND Corporation is seeking a dynamic manager for the Library Client Services Group in Knowledge Services. Under the direction of the Director of Knowledge Services, this position is responsible for all aspects of staff and operations of the Client Services Group. The Group provides reference and consulting services, training and outreach, document delivery, and local services (circulation, collection maintenance and space use).

The successful candidate will provide leadership to a dispersed team, will be tech savvy, action oriented, and have a vision for providing services in a global, distributed environment. They will be comfortable with a collaborative team environment and be results oriented. Depending on discipline expertise, provide reference and consulting services to RAND research staff.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and implements strategic direction for Client Services
  • Establishes and implements policies and procedures for Client Services
  • Supervises/manages staff, conducts performance reviews, and hires, mentors and provides training opportunities for staff
  • Monitors and evaluates service quality and effectiveness
  • Develops and implements innovative services and programs to serve the needs of various constituent client groups
  • Depending on discipline expertise and need, provides reference and consulting services to RAND research staff
  • Participates in Collection Development activities
  • Participates in development of the KS budget and monitors Client Services spending throughout the year
  • Assists the Director and Associate Director in developing and implementing long and short-term strategies to accomplish Knowledge Service’s objectives
  • Work collaboratively with other Managers within Knowledge Services

About Knowledge Services

Knowledge Services provides a variety of services to the RAND community: Client Services, Corporate Archives and Intranet/Systems. Client Services encompasses functions commonly found in academic and research libraries: reference, research consultation, training and outreach and onsite services (circulation, collection maintenance). Staff in this group (6 professional, 3 para-professional) are located in 3 of RAND’s offices (Santa Monica CA, Arlington VA, and Pittsburgh PA) but serve the RAND community worldwide.


  • MS/MA in library/information science
  • Minimum 6 years providing public/reference/client services in an academic or special library setting
  • At least 2 years of experience supervising library/information professional staff
  • Experience working with faculty or professional research staff in either an academic or corporate environment
  • U.S. citizenship and ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Effective communication skills: verbal, written, and group presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate a team through effective leadership, communication, facilitation, evaluation, and rewards
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Analytical abilities, including using statistics to support service improvement
  • Understanding of and familiarity with strategic planning processes

To apply, please visit the RAND Corporation employment web site at

Position: Reference and Research Librarian (Federal Library)
Location: Cadence Group, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.


  • Search for, identify, and vet expert witnesses
  • Create comprehensive and highly detailed expert witness vetting reports of friendly and adverse witnesses for Justice Department litigation. Vettings include in-depth analysis of background reports, legal proceedings, expert witness depositions and trial testimonies, Daubert motions, author publications, professional licenses, news searches, and web and social media research.
  • Track down hard-to-locate assets; routinely conduct searches on state databases, commercial resources, and social media to locate information on individuals
  • Perform complex legal research and legislative analysis of both current and historical legal topics using complex resources and specialized finding aids for the following divisions: Civil Appellate, Office of Legal Counsel, National Security Division, United States Attorney’s Office, Environmental Division, Civil Rights and many others.
  • Locate information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished sources and electronic databases
  • Collaborate with division attorneys, economists, paralegals, statisticians, research assistants, law interns, and field office staff
    Respond to inquiries made face-to-face, by telephone, or by virtual means


  • Solid understanding of federal and state court systems, how to read a docket sheet, how a case progresses through a court, what the different types of filings are, and legal terminology
  • Expertise in finding legal resources and government documents from a wide variety of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline
  • Knowledge of complex resources and special finding aids
  • Extensive legal research experience a big plus
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Proficient at finding both print (like West’s Key Number System) and electronic resources
  • Ability to clearly communicate with attorneys, economists, library techs, paralegals, statisticians, law interns, field office staff, and research assistants
  • Highly proficient at locating information from free government resources, like GPO FDsys,, and regulatory agency websites
  • Familiarity with any of the following: Lexis, Westlaw, Factiva, Ebsco, Mergent Online, HeinOnline, JSTOR, Proquest Congressional, GPO FDsys,, and regulatory agency websites
  • Experience working in a federal government agency highly desired
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience fulfilling library reference and research requests
  • Accredited Masters Degree in Library Science
  • Juris Doctorate a plus

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Southeast Asia & South Asia Section, Asian & Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, with collateral duties as acting Supervisory Librarian of the Middle East Section. The incumbent of this position serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work, overseeing the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians, and performing administrative and human resource management functions.

Supervises a group of employees performing performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Determines the human resources needed to accomplish the work of the unit, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out the unit’s activities. Establishes guidelines an performance expectations, including quality assurance, for staff members which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Ensures the security and control of library materials.

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

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the library acquisitions program. Assists in preparing and overseeing the acquisitions budget. Ensures the comprehensiveness and accessibility of library collections. Makes extensive unreviewed technical judgments regarding library operations. Evaluates offers of gifts for compatibility with library acquisition policies and recommends acceptance or rejection. Selects experts to represent the library at auction sales. Analyzes and develops new practices and standards for metadata that are cited as authoritative by other libraries. Participates in the development of national policies for major cataloging programs. Consults with colleagues as well as the staff of libraries throughout the nation and the world involved in cooperative cataloging projects.

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

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

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

  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, websites, and databases for Roman and non-Roman script materials, and other information technologies.**
  • Ability to supervise, motivate and lead a diverse workforce.**
  • Knowledge and application of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science to manage acquisitions and cataloging programs for Roman and non-Roman script materials.**
  • Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.
  • Ability to lead, plan, coordinate and manage programs and projects
  • Ability to provide training.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing in English
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

Position: Supervisory Archivist (Assistant Head, Preparation Section, Manuscript Division)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

The position description number for this position is 111416.

This position requires occasional Saturday service in the Manuscript Reading Room.

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

As part of one of the largest manuscript repositories in the United States and in the world, the Preparation Section is key to the Manuscript Division’s mission of preparing for reader use material that encompasses the breadth and chronology of American history, including the papers of presidents, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, writers, scientists, inventors, business leaders, reformers, and prominent non-governmental organizations. As assistant Head of the Preparation Section, works under the general direction of the Head of the Section and is responsible for directing a group of employees in the processing of collections, housing and storing them, keeping records, providing training and reference assistance for staff members, and handling and/or declassifying classified documents, complying with all applicable federal regulations. The incumbent must have strong managerial and interpersonal skills and comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of archives.

Directs the daily operations of staff in the processing of archival material according to established archival procedures. Performs extensive research in published sources to fill in significant gaps in information relating to the organization, description, and preservation of archives. Makes recommendations relating to the bibliographic and documentation systems of the Division, including those made available on the Internet or by other electronic means. Reviews for accuracy and relevance all categories of Division records and their dissemination within the Library and to the public.

Responsible for the physical restoration and preservation of all manuscripts and other materials in the Division’s custody. Effects the recommendations of supervisors and area specialists concerning materials that are to be restored, preserved, or bound, and the particular method to be employed.

Schedules the flow of this work to the Conservation Office and provides instructions and follow-up as necessary. Recommends material for preservation reformatting and schedules and provides instructions for its reproduction. Manages the special equipment and supplies necessary to process and preserve collections. Assures the proper controls and conditions for the housing and storage of collection material.

Under the direction of the Head of the Preparation Section, executes the plans and operations of the section in creating and maintaining a uniform system of archival and bibliographic controls over all manuscripts and other material in the custody of the Division, and devises, recommends, approves, and/or directs procedures for accessioning and technical processing, conservation, and preservation of such material.

Assists the Head of the Section in maintaining physical security of the Division’s collections, including classified material, equipment and space. Supervises the preparation and maintenance of official statistical work records in the section. Coordinates the preparation of registers, indexes, and other finding aids and controls that are developed in the Division.

Provides expert advice on specialized preservation issues. Surveys internal collections, identifying and inventorying groups of materials. Analyzes, determines, and prioritizes preservation needs. Develops and proposes long-term strategies for the preservation of collections.

Develops specifications and procedures for the preservation copying of originals, using standards developed in the archival preservation field. Monitors the quality and consistency of preservation and electronic copies to ensure adherence to established archival standards and specifications.

Functions as a Division Security Officer, responsible for receiving, receipting for, and assuming full and complete custody of all classified materials in the Division under the conditions and safeguards stipulated by the Library and other Federal Agencies. Consults as appropriate with other security officers in the Division and the Library on matters affecting the performance of the Division’s security duties.

Serves as an official spokesperson for the Division and for the Library on matters relating to archival organization of classified and unclassified materials and the technical processes. 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 the library.

Coordinates and reviews the preparation of registers, indexes, and other finding aids and controls developed in the Division. Works in close coordination with the specialists, the Head of the Reference and Readers Services Section, and the Chief and Assistant Chief of the Division responsible for such technical matters as application of standards in format, the rules for entry and filing, and the maintenance and improvement of the Division’s bibliographic and retrieval systems.

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

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

  • Ability to supervise staff.**
  • Knowledge of library archival records and collections management processes and procedures.**
  • Knowledge of automated tools, technologies, and metadata standards, such as integrated library systems, digital curation applications, and general office software, to support archival functions.
  • Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.
  • Ability to provide research and reference services.
  • Ability to perform preservation duties.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: E Discovery Specialist, CG-301-11/12
Location: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington D.C.
Salary: $79,343 to $146,769 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Legal Division, Litigation and Resolutions Branch, Professional Liability and Financial Crimes Section of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, DC and supports the attorneys who provide legal advice and counsel on professional liability claims arising from failed financial institutions.

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

Conducts research using library references, files, corporate records, private and governmental studies, electronic databases (such as Westlaw, LEXIS, and PACER, CLEAR), and other pertinent sources to supply needed legal or factual information for inclusion in memoranda, directives, and pleadings.

Analyzes data, develops recommendations and justifications for the attorneys for use in interpretation and advisory requests, or in litigation.

Prepares memoranda and correspondence reflecting relevant facts, sources, legal authorities and citations. Assists in drafting legal documents such as subpoenas, exhibits and witness preparation documents for hearings.

Maintains pleadings, evidentiary documents, and other materials, including electronically stored information (ESI) for investigations and litigation, and case and other matter files for the section.
Designs and executes search strategies for employing E-discovery software applications such as Discovery, Relativity, and Clearwell to locate, recover, and organize potentially responsive ESI in connection with investigatory and litigation work. Has an expertise in coding documents and using the analytical tools available with such software applications.

Three Positions: Maryland & Virginia

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description: The Customer Experience Manager is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and implementing enhancements to educational experiences and services to exceed customers’ expectations and advance the mission and vision of Howard County Library System


  • Positions Howard County Library System (HCLS) as a major component of public education for all ages
  • Effectively lives the Seven Pillars of HCLS’ strategic plan (Authentic Values, Strategic Vocabulary, Everyone a Leader, Winning Teamwork, Community Partnerships, The Power of Us, and Fiercely Loyal Customers), motivating others to do so as well
  • Fully embraces HCLS’ educational mission, effectively communicating our curriculum, which comprises Three Pillars (Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, Instructive & Enlightening Experiences)


  • Proactively employs a range of methods to engage customers and gather information that will be used to optimize their experience
  • Directs the design and implementation of initiatives to advance customer service and experience
  • Develops and implements quantitative and qualitative measures to ensure service and experience exceeds customers’ expectations
  • Conducts studies and research to discover new tools, technologies and products to serve customers
  • Makes recommendations regarding resource allocation or service modifications based on data analysis
  • Contributes to the design of facilities and points of service to promote customer-centric organization of space and resources
  • Teaches Service is Personal, the HCLS customer service philosophy, during the onboarding process
  • Collaborates with managers at all levels to advance customer service and experience
  • Ensures customers receive timely, personalized, accurate and thorough responses to questions, concerns and recommendations communicated through askhcls (email)
  • Serves as a member of the Leadership Team, contributes to the strategic plan, provides input on policies, procedures, initiatives and decisions
  • Participates in continuing education events (seminars, workshops, conferences, online) to strengthen knowledge and skills

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Chesapeake College is currently accepting cover letters and resumes for the following replacement position: Public Services Librarian

Responsibilities: This position is responsible for leading and teaching in the information literacy and embedded librarian programs, staffing the library service desk, and participating in intra-divisional projects. It has oversight of public services areas such as but not limited to information literacy, reference, outreach, and library service desk staff. Serves as Foundation Center representative.

Required: MLS from an ALA accredited program. Strong interpersonal skills. Strong oral and written skills. Strong service orientation. Ability to work collegially and collaboratively. Experience with Microsoft Office software. A minimum of two (2) years in classroom instruction, electronic information retrieval, development of instructional materials, resource evaluation, and library reference work. Experience working with electronic resources in an academic library, teaching information literacy, experience in reference, and experience working with library technology preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to on or before Thursday, November 15, 2018.
Chesapeake College is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities and Women are encouraged to Apply

Position: Librarian, Partnership & Programs
Location: Arlington County’s Central Library, Arlington, VA
Salary: $56,243.20 – $90,001.60 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description: Arlington County’s Central Library is seeking a Librarian with a passion for programming and exemplary customer service, to help shape the future of the Library’s public programming and partnerships.

Specific duties include:

  • Overseeing programming for the new library bookmobile in coordination with programming staff county-wide;
  • Working with a system-wide team to plan and deliver programming;
  • Working with internal and county partners to create new initiatives and building partnerships with area organizations and businesses;
  • Managing the library’s volunteer program and coordinating with branch volunteer coordinators;
  • Collecting, collating, and organizing statistics for presentations and reports; and
  • Operating the library’s bookmobile.

The ideal candidate will be creative, community-focused, energetic, possess strong collaboration, leadership, and communication skills and be knowledgeable about current and emerging trends in programming and creating partnerships in public libraries.

Requirements: Minimum: Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university and up to three years of experience serving in a Librarian role that included developing, implementing, coordinating and promoting library programs and services.

Applicants may be hired up to the senior level which requires 3 years, or may be hired at lower levels with 1 year required at entry level and two years required at the journey level.

Desirable experience: Preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

  • Coordinating volunteers and staff members work;
  • Delivering innovative programing; and
  • Providing customer service, with a strong background in doing outreach to the community.