Six Positions: Maryland & Northern Virginia

Position: Branch Manager II
Location: Harford County Public Library, Jarrettsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Oversees and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of an assigned branch designated as a level II due to variety of factors including by not limited to collection size and diversity; number of branch staff, and customer traffic; provides reference information, collection development and reader’s advisory services to the public; oversees, plans, and implements children, young adult and adult programs; acts as liaison between branch staff and Administration; works closely with the Friends of the Library group; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or other Master’s degree in an approved library related curriculum from ALA-accredited institution.
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  • Five years or more of related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on use of computers, databases, of which two years must be in a public library;
  • Three years of supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.

Position: Curator, Maryland & Historical Collections
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The University of Maryland Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives house premier research and teaching collections and pursues its mission in a collaborative, multi-faceted environment. The Curator of Maryland and Historical Collections has curatorial oversight over a rich collection area, which includes archival and manuscript holdings relating to the history and culture of the Maryland region (African-American history; agriculture; business history; the environment; family history and personal papers; cultural history, geography; newspapers; military history; politics and civic activities; women’s history;); printed Marylandia; historic maps and photographs; historic preservation; women’s history and women’s studies collections; and other materials as determined by the collection policy. The Curator has responsibility for building, maintaining, interpreting, and providing access to these collections that support the teaching and research missions of the University and the research community at large. The Curator has principal responsibility for a robust program for collection development, reference services, instruction, outreach and scholarly support. In addition the Curator assists colleagues with collection management activities, which include accessioning, descriptive access, digitization and preservation for materials in the collection area. As a faculty librarian, the Curator exhibits an active service profile and scholarly agenda.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION:
Required
● ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science with an emphasis on formal archival education and training; OR a master’s degree in history, American studies, or other relevant discipline with experience in archives, archival course work, or archival certificate.

EXPERIENCE:
Required
● At least four years of prior work experience at the professional level in an archival repository.
● Proven experience in managing projects from scoping to delivery; ability to set timetables, meet deadlines, manage budgets.
● A thorough understanding of archival principles, practices, and archival processing, including the ability to evaluate materials as to historical value.
● Excellent oral and written communications skills and an ability to work independently and collegially.
● Public service skills, including work experience at a reference desk in an archives or special collections setting.
● Prior experience supervising student assistants, volunteers, and support staff.

Preferences:

EDUCATION:
Preferred
● Advanced degree in American history (in addition to a Master of Library/Information Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited program.)

EXPERIENCE:
● Experience with major outreach initiatives, collection development, and fundraising.
● Experience working with special collections related to one or more of the following subjects: state of Maryland history and culture, women’s history/women’s studies, and/or historic preservation.
● Knowledge of preparation of instructional materials and exhibition planning and installation.
● Experience with digital initiatives and/or digital humanities projects.
● Knowledge of current preservation and conservation practices.
● Knowledge of current trends and research in American history.

Closing Date: 05/12/2019

Position: University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
Location: Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Salisbury University is seeking a creative, dynamic, and flexible team player to join the staff of the SU Libraries as University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. This position plays a key role in building the SU Libraries’ nascent, pedagogically-oriented Special Collections and in expanding the University Archives, the latter of which will be especially important with the University’s upcoming centennial in 2025.  This is a full-time, permanent status track library faculty position expected to begin in August 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible. The position reports to the Director of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture and works closely with the Local History Archivist and the Curator of Exhibits and Engagement.

The Salisbury University Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture.  Both are located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons, which opened in August 2016.  The Libraries also include the Curriculum Resource Center. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty.

Primary Job Duties:  Acquire, manage, arrange, describe, preserve, and provide access to the historical and operational records of the University as well as records documenting student and faculty experiences; process, preserve, and provide access to the SU Libraries’ Special Collections; plan and carry out the digitization of appropriate materials for inclusion in SU’s institutional repository; supervise student workers, interns, and volunteers; work with other staff to create exhibits, conduct outreach, and publicize collections through events and social media; work with classes and researchers; maintain good relations with donors and potential donors; serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally.

 Minimum Qualifications: At the time of appointment, 1) a master’s degree in archives or master’s degree in library science or, alternatively, 2) a graduate degree in any area plus certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists.  One year of experience working in an archives or special collections (may include as an intern, volunteer, or student worker).  Familiarity with EAD, DACS, and other archival standards.  Excellent computer skills, including experience with a collection management system such as ArchivesSpace or PastPerfect.  Physical ability to lift archival boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and to push a loaded cart weighing up to 200 pounds.  Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching students to use archival sources and at least six months of archival processing experience. Experience in providing archival reference as well as supervisory experience.  Demonstrated knowledge of creating and managing digital content.

Applications received by May 15, 2019, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following in order for your application to be complete: 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae or resume; and, 3) the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Jennifer Martin at jmmartin@salisbury.edu .  Please do not send any documents via email.

Position: Digital Collections Technician
Location: Corestaff Services, Museum Facility, Washington D.C. & Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digital Collections Technician at a Museum in Washington, DC, with occasional duties in the facility suburban location of Bowie, MD.  This is a full time position on a five year government contract, with present funding for one year.

Duties and Responsibilities

Processing: Processes digital files for access and preservation, including transcoding files, creating proxies, normalizing born digital and digitally acquired content, organizing files for preservation and following established standards to make digital files accessible in Museum Collections Search.
Inventorying: Ensures all digitized collections are accounted for and inventoried, reconciles issues between analog and digital surrogates, assures proper naming of digitized files, tracks file locations and creates records in proper databases.
Copying: Copies archival material off storage media including disc, flash drive, thumb drive, and optical media among other kinds of carriers to Museum computer network for preservation purposes.
Preservation: Uses a combination of tools provided by the Museum to verify and document file integrity, and normalize born digital and digitally acquired content.
Quality Control: Assures quality and consistency of digitized analog material and born digital content.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience preferred
  • Knowledge of fundamental collections management techniques, principles and theories and their application in tracking, monitoring or reporting
  • Familiarity with digital conversion methods and specifications for access and preservation
  • Interest in digital conversion and preservation practices
  • Interest in cultural heritage, museums or libraries
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with digital conversion workflows, familiarity with processing born digital files, metadata creation and extraction and audio or video editing software.

Additional Information:
This position is located in the Digital Assets Management and Preservation Division (DAMP) of the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD) at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The division is responsible for the growing digital collection comprised of tens of millions of image files, tens of thousands of hours of video and audio media, hundreds of thousands of descriptions of items in our Collection, and several sources of metadata. The division endeavors to provide better user interfaces to support those using the collection via the web and by internal staff, manages or advises on Museum digitization projects, and is responsible for the preservation of all digitized Museum assets. The public face of the work can be seen at http://collections.ushmm.org. The incumbent in this position works under the direction of the Director, DAMP.

The incumbent must be self-directed and self-motivated, able to work in a team environment, highly organized and have a detail-oriented approach to responsibilities. The position addresses digitization processes, quality control of digitization processes, and internal and web access to digitization output. Quality Control processes will include materials having been digitized by the Museum directly or by a vendor. Incumbent has continuing responsibility for performing tasks relating to quality and post-processing of digital images and time based-media, raising issues and problems, and efforts to continuously improve throughput, efficiency, and quality. Activities include processing, color comparisons/correction, cropping, deskewing, inventorying, tracking, copying, preservation, and access using a wide variety of tools to ensure proper and safe processing of files.

Guidelines consist of professionally accepted digital collections management techniques and practices. Incumbent is expected to adhere to established digital collections management practices and procedures as well as generally accepted technical standards.

Incumbent is expected to perform a variety of assignments, ensure technical accuracy at all times, contribute suggestions for improving the various systems currently in use, and report problems affecting work to the responsible staff member.

The incumbent’s work will affect the accuracy, reliability, and acceptability of further work processes, and will facilitate the work of other people, both inside and outside the organization. The incumbent’s work directly affects the physical safekeeping and integrity of the Museum’s digital collections stored both on-site and off-site. In some cases, the digital files represent the only carrier containing the important content and thus are irreplaceable and extremely valuable. Without continued professional care and documentation, these irreplaceable oral testimony interviews will neither be available to the public, accessible for scholarly research now and for future generations

Further Information:

This is a full time contract position with benefits, including ten paid federal holidays, paid vacation and paid sick leave, Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health insurance and 401(k). There is no company sponsored relocation. Corestaff Services is a nationwide professional staffing services firm, specializing in administrative/clerical, information technology, library/museum, records management and human resources placements. Corestaff Services is an Equal Opportunity Employment Employer. People from racial minority groups, veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.

For consideration, send your resume to contracts@corestaff.com

Position: Town Archivist
Location: Town of Garrett Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

SUMMARY: Incorporated in 1898, Garrett Park is a small town located in a sylvan setting next to Rock Creek Park in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Garrett Parkers have easy access to Washington DC by way of the MARC commuter train station located in town and Grosvenor-Strathmore Red Line Metro station approximately 1 mile away. The Town archives is supported by a resident-led Archives Committee.
The Town Archivist works independently in the Penn Place building on the ground floor with easy access to the Town Office located on the third floor. The Archivist will be assisted by and will supervise volunteers. The Archivist reports to the Town Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acquire, authenticate, preserve, organize and catalog public town records and materials donated from private collections
  • Maximize the use of archival software, train and supervise community and student volunteers
  • Organize oral history recordings and their transcription
  • Respond to requests for archival documents
  • Report on the status of the archives to the Garrett Park Archives Committee and Town Manager
  • Grow the existing archival database by promoting interest in continuing contributions to the archives
  • Ensure in-person and online access to the archives, which capture the 125-year-old history, culture and social life of Garrett Park
  • Support the Town Office on government records and retention management

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Volunteers

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate will have experience performing archival records management in small communities or non-profit organizations and at least a Bachelor’s degree, coursework, or certification in archival science. Experience cataloging government records and giving presentations based on archival documents to community and student groups is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Work independently and take decisive action
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience using PastPerfect, Omeka, or other archival software and websites is a plus
  • Ability to set and follow through on short- and long-term goals for the archive

Interested applicants please send a one-page cover letter and resume to managerandrea@garrettparkmd.gov

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service (USDA), Beltsville, MD
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS

Summary
This position is located in the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Knowledge Services Division, Scientific Data Engineering Branch in Beltsville, MD. This position serves as the Branch Chief and as the senior NAL Technology Advisor with administrative and management responsibilities for policy making, planning, directing, and evaluating program technical requirements for NAL’s data products and services.

Responsibilities
Performs strategic planning and long-range projections/planning; establishes policies, programs, plans and budgets for the Division and Branch.
Assesses and develops technical operations and maintenance of capacity for NAL data products; reviews appropriate methods to modernize the information technology infrastructure.
Serves as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for contracts related to the Knowledge Services Division’s applications.
Provides technical and administrative supervision as a first level supervisor by making selections for positions, assigning duties, reviewing work, identifying training requirements, and preparing performance evaluations.
Works with internal and external stakeholders to conceptualize integrated and advanced information services and systems to support scientific discovery within the agricultural community.

 

 

 

Two Positions: Maryland & Northern Virginia

Position:Curator, Maryland & History Collections
Location: University of Maryland College Park-Libraries, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives house premier research and teaching collections and pursues its mission in a collaborative, multi-faceted environment. The Curator of Maryland and Historical Collections has curatorial oversight over a rich collection area, which includes archival and manuscript holdings relating to the history and culture of the Maryland region (African-American history; agriculture; business history; the environment; family history and personal papers; cultural history, geography; newspapers; military history; politics and civic activities; women’s history); printed Marylandia; historic maps and photographs; historic preservation; women’s history and women’s studies collections; and other materials as determined by the collection policy.

The Curator has responsibility for building, maintaining, interpreting, and providing access to these collections that support the teaching and research missions of the University and the research community at large. The Curator has principal responsibility for a robust program for collection development, reference services, instruction, outreach and scholarly support. In addition the Curator assists colleagues with collection management activities, which include accessioning, descriptive access, digitization and preservation for materials in the collection area. As a faculty librarian, the Curator exhibits an active service profile and scholarly agenda.

Position: Evening Reference and Instruction Librarian (Part-time)
Location: Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Sterling, VA
Salary Range: $26/hour

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Basic Function
Provides reference, library instruction, and circulation services Monday through Thursday from 4-8 PM, with the possibility of additional hours not to exceed 29 hours per week, depending on funding and the candidate’s availability. This position is part-time with no benefits.

Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for providing reference and circulation services. Responsible for teaching evening library instruction sessions. Responsible for providing assistance on library equipment and technology. Participates in library professional development programs.

Minimum Qualifications
At least 18 graduate credit hours in an ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree program. Library experience including in the use of integrated library systems and online information resources.

Preferred Qualifications
ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS. Experience working in an academic library. Experience providing library instruction or applicable teaching experience. Experience using Alma, Canvas, PeopleSoft, and Springshare products. Knowledge of Library of Congress Classification System.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience providing reference and circulation services. Experience using integrated library systems and online information resources. Skills in basic technology troubleshooting and use of computers. Strong customer service skills. Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong attention to detail. Ability to interact effectively with a diverse library user population. Ability to work independently.

Two Positions: Maryland & Virginia

Position: Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian
Location: Maryland Historical Society, Baltmore, MD

Full posting on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

The Maryland Historical Society seeks a full-time Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian. The position is responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation, and assessment of metadata infrastructure, policies, and procedures to support discovery, access, management, and preservation of the Library collections. They will play a key role as the administrative owner of the Library’s and Museum’s digital asset management and preservation system. The candidate will contribute to strategic initiatives to build our digital collections, and capacity to collect, preserve, and make available digital and digitized content. The position reports to the Library Director and will work in close collaboration with colleagues across the Library and Museum collections teams.

Responsibilities

  • Create or oversees the creation of high-quality original cataloging and metadata for museum objects, as well as digitized and born-digital special collections, applying national cataloging and metadata standards.
  • Provide leadership in identification, planning, and implementation of data normalization and remediation projects.
  • Provide clean-up, enrichment, and transformation of legacy records and migrates data between systems.
  • Responsible for the management of library systems, including digital asset management system; manages configurations, plug-ins, software updates, and user accounts.
  • Act as primary liaison for the institution to open sources software communities, and to hosting vendors. Responsible for thinking about how all collections systems interrelate, and designing and executing efficient and effective integrations and workflows across systems.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to develop local standards and best practices for systems use.
  • Works with colleagues in implementing professional standards and best practices and setting priorities for collection management, processing, description, digitization, and discovery.
  • Participate in general planning and policy development in the support of strategic directions; assist in project development for fundraising activities as appropriate; plan and manage specific library projects.
  • Participate in professional organizations, and keeps abreast of current theory, practice, and innovations in the field.

To apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume with three professional references, and salary requirements to jobs@mdhs.org. Include in the subject line: Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Position: Student Success and Inclusion Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications, experience and rank; not less than $57,500.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The George Mason University Libraries seeks an innovative and collaborative librarian to fill the position of Student Success and Inclusion 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.

Responsibilities:
The Student Success and Inclusion Librarian is a collaborative, student-centered teacher-librarian on the Teaching and Learning Team. The individual is responsible for providing library services such as information literacy instruction, research support, and outreach expertise for the Teaching and Learning Team’s academic and co-curricular partners. The position reports to the Lead, Teaching and Learning Team and works in an innovative and adaptive public service environment.

This individual will apply sound and current assessment principles and methodologies to maintain and revise the University Libraries’ Student Learning Assessment Plan. As the librarian responsible for coordinating the Student Learning Assessment Plan, the Student Success and Inclusion Librarian analyzes assessment data to improve instructional services, answer research questions, identify possible data relationships, and interpret results for internal reporting. This individual will work closely with other librarians and instructional staff to develop student learning assessment competencies as well.

The Student Success and Inclusion Librarian will identify, build, sustain, and assess relationships with campus units and organizations serving distinct student populations, and work towards campus goals around access equity and inclusion. These units include, but are not limited to, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) and the Early Identification Program (EIP). The individual is also the primary library contact for all interactions with the Assistive Technology Initiative.

This individual will provide liaison services to assigned academic programs or departments, which includes information literacy instruction, student and faculty teaching/learning support, and may involve collection development responsibilities. The Teaching and Learning Team focuses on undergraduate education across the university, including (but not limited to) the Honors Program, the Communications Lab, Mason/NOVA ADVANCE, English Composition, the School of Integrative Studies, and the Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) program. As a member of the Teaching and Learning Team, incumbent will assist patrons in the use of teaching and/or research resources, and will provide general and specialized reference and research assistance.

The Student Success and Inclusion Librarian will actively participate in the work of the Teaching and Learning Team, including participating in and contributing to team-based projects. In the absence of the Lead, Teaching and Learning Team, this individual may be asked to fulfill a senior librarian supervisor role and mediate and resolve issues as necessary.

This individual will also engage in professional development, scholarship, and service, in accordance with university/library standards for appointment renewal and promotion. This includes serving on committees, task forces, projects, etc. within the Mason University Libraries, and the university.

Three Positions: Maryland & Virginia

Position: Programming Coordinator
Location: Charles County Public Library, La Plata, MD
Salary: $52,509 annually

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Charles County Public Library is a seeking qualified and experienced Programming Coordinator who, under the direction of the Assistant Director, coordinates with the Branch Managers and other library staff on all aspects of adult, teen, and children’s programming and exhibitions; handles planning, development, and implementation of programs; facilitates internal communications necessary for successful execution of programs; and serves as Youth Services Coordinator.

Duties:

1. Coordinates all aspects of adult, teen, and children’s programming, exhibitions and outside program presenters; including planning and development.
2. Coordinates and follows through on ordering all materials for CCPL programs.
3. Works closely with Mobile Services Department, Public Services Librarians, Children’s Librarians, and Young Adult Librarians on collaborative programs for the library and in the community.
4. Schedules programming activities.
5. Oversees planning, development and implementation of programming in drawing customers to the library.
6. Performs duties of a youth services librarian including actively assisting in youth programming in the branches.
7. Maintains awareness of trends in youth services and issues affecting youth and communicates such to youth services staff and managers.
8. Participates in planning for the county with input from youth services staff.
9. Develops strategic partnerships and Serves as liaison to community agencies serving children and maintains regular contact with school librarians to ensure complementary services to students.
10. May write grants for funding of special projects.
11. May develop MOU’s for work with community groups and non-profit organizations.
12. Accountable for all monies dispersed for all branch programs.
13. Collects and analyzes statistical information and prepares regular reports for the Branch Managers, Marketing and Development Managers and Library Executive Director.
14. Researches and modifies ways to evaluate programs and services to garner the most accurate information.
15. Works closely with the Marketing Manager and the Development Manager to coordinate programs in the community.
16. Participates on the library management team, including participating in the performance evaluation process.
17. Coordinates the presentation of programs and collects data to prepare reports; maintains program records and evaluates outcomes. Makes recommendations based on outcomes.
18. Informs Branch Managers if there is a need to schedule staff for library programs.
19. Works with Branch Managers to communicate and coordinate programming policies, procedures, and departmental activities to the staff.
20. Professionally represents the library at community and organizational events that further
the library’s missions and goals.
21. Attends meetings and participates in committees and organizations that further the library’s mission and goals.
22. Keeps abreast of library developments by attending workshops and educational programs and reading periodicals and or specialized literature.
23. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library and Media Technician
Location: Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD
Salary: $31,096-$41,900

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the support, scheduling, and operation of the college’s Standard Definition cable channel (Channel 18) and for creating content and participating in support of the county’s shared High Definition channel. The Library and Media Technician will manage the media office, provide upkeep and maintenance of media equipment, supervise student employees, ensure delivery of media resources to classrooms, and work with Director and library faculty to explore new resources and services to provide to the college and community including creating, developing, and supporting social media services. Provide digital video production support for the college, including camera operation, direction, editing, distribution, and public online archiving of content. It reports to the Director of Library and Media Services.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Schedule, maintain, and program operation of cable television channel for college as well as contribute to and maintain video streams and digital archives.
  • Produce digital video content of approved events, classes, and library resources. Includes directing, camera operation, editing, file conversion/creation, distribution, and public online archiving of content
  • Provide general Media Services office coverage to respond to needs presented by walk-in, phone, and online form requests. Retrieve media items and equipment for staff/students and use the library catalog system for check in/check out of materials.
  • Arrange delivery and pickup and/or personally deliver and pick up from classrooms and other locations the requested media and equipment at scheduled times.
  • Process media software acquisitions. Includes quality check, recording and assigning of a call number, notation of closed captioning and subtitling, labeling, shelving, and production of Audiovisual Software Collection listing.
  • Arrange for agreements with course content licensors for use of video material in online courses. Confirm and report course enrollments. Acquire, verify, and submit billings for payment.
  • Participate as a member of the Community Media Center’s equipment and PEG partner work groups.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Position: Teaching and Outreach Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank; not less than $57,000/year.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Responsibilities:
The Teaching and Outreach Librarian is a collaborative, student-centered teacher-librarian on the Teaching and Learning Team. The individual is responsible for providing library services such as information literacy instruction, research support, and outreach expertise for the Teaching and Learning Team’s academic and co-curricular partners. The position reports to the Lead, Teaching and Learning Team and works in an innovative and adaptive public service environment.

This individual works to expand and coordinate outreach and engagement activities for the Teaching and Learning Team and the Learning, Research and Engagement (LRE) division. This may include developing library events and programming, managing student orientations and retention events, and assisting with library marketing services. Additionally, this position manages the University Libraries’ InfoGuides workflow, maintenance, and assessment process.

The Teaching and Outreach Librarian will provide liaison services to assigned academic programs or departments, which includes information literacy instruction, student and faculty teaching/learning support, and may involve collection development responsibilities. The Teaching and Learning Team focuses on undergraduate education across the university, including (but not limited to) the Honors Program, the Communications Lab, Mason/NOVA ADVANCE, English Composition, the School of Integrative Studies, and the Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) program. As a member of the Teaching and Learning Team this individual will assist patrons in the use of teaching and/or research resources, and will provide general and specialized reference and research assistance.

The Teaching and Outreach Librarian will actively participate in the work of the Teaching and Learning Team, including participating in and contributing to team-based projects. In the absence of the Lead, Teaching and Learning Team, this individual may be asked to fulfill a senior librarian supervisor role and mediate and resolve issues as necessary.

This individual will also engage in professional development, scholarship and service in accordance with university/library standards for appointment renewal and promotion. This includes serving on committees, task forces, projects, etc. within the Mason University Libraries, and the university.

Two Positions-Maryland & Virginia

Position: Chief, Neighborhood Library Services
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $80,735.00/Year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Chief of Neighborhood Library Services (NLS) is a member of the Library Leadership Team and, under general direction from the CEO, provides leadership, oversight and management of the Neighborhood Libraries Services Division. This division is comprised of twenty one branch libraries; four district managers; 18 branch managers and an executive assistant. The NLS offices will be located in the newly renovated State Library Resource Center/ Central Library in downtown Baltimore.

Baltimore is a diverse city, made up of distinct neighborhoods with very specific needs. The Enoch Pratt Free Library (EPFL) provides services to all of these communities through a variety of innovative services. EPFL’s mission is “to provide equal access to information, services, and opportunities that empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all.” The Library values diversity and equity, and recognizes the importance of these to Baltimore. In keeping with these values, NLS is reflective of these values and responsive to identified community needs. Its Chief must be community-oriented; energized by innovation and calculated risk-taking; responsive to community needs and proactive in making connections with organizations and groups that support and comprise Baltimore’s communities. Additionally, the Chief should be an empowering force for the District and Library Managers, while simultaneously communicating and upholding Leadership decisions.

The ideal candidate is a big picture thinker with outstanding leadership and management skills who will bring new and fresh ideas to a changing organization. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Experience in developing new and responsive models of service in an urban library setting is required. Preparation and management of the division’s operating budget and standard operating procedures are also required.

The Chief of Neighborhood Library Services has a passion for serving people and a customer service orientation that fosters internal and external customer service and workplace excellence. A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is needed.

The preferred candidate has a knowledge of and experience with development and implementation of policy and/or standard operating procedures; experience with successful evaluation, measurement and accountability practices.

Position: Content Strategy Officer
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Mason University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, service oriented and forward-focused leader for its newly configured Content Strategy unit. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Learning, Research, and Engagement, the Content Strategy Officer (CSO) provides leadership in the broadly defined area of research materials content and collection strategies. While directly supervising a small team of two high-level classified staff and a graduate research assistant, the incumbent will guide and coordinate the selection and collection development responsibilities of 20 subject specialist librarians (who are organized in three disciplinary teams and spread across three campuses) as well as those of another dozen staff with selection responsibilities. Additionally, the position serves as the primary content and collections contact with VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia), WRLC (Washington Research Libraries Consortium), and ASERL (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries).

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 CSO will take a prominent role, working closely with the Head, Resource Acquisition and in collaboration with not only the AUL for LRE but also with other key library leaders and managers with research collections responsibilities to strengthen existing models of content provision as well as explore and develop new approaches for providing research content to the George Mason University scholarly community.

Responsibilities:
The Content Strategy Officer’s primary role is to direct, coordinate and assess the Libraries’ overall content strategy (including the identification and selection of scientific and scholarly research materials) as it relates to the Libraries’ research collections, whether owned, subscribed to, shared, open, accessed or otherwise made available to the George Mason University scholarly community.

Five Positions: Virginia

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
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.

Description
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.

Responsibilities:
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.

Description
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.

Responsibilities:

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.

Description
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.

Responsibilities:
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.

Summary
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

Responsibilities
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.

Summary
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.

Responsibilities
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.