CUA LIS Practicum Diaries: Kerry Robinson, Archives Project at George Mason University

CUA LIS Practicum Diaries are bi-weekly blogposts showcasing current student experiences at their practicum site.

In the fifth, and final installment of CUA LIS Practicum Diaries, Kerry Robinson recaps her experience working with archives at George Mason University:

Continue reading

Posted in Information Sessions & Open Houses | Leave a comment

More Scholarships for Incoming Students This Fall


We are awarding Kortendick scholarships to admitted students based on their application, and potential success in the program and profession.

Continue reading

Posted in Alumni Events, Alumni News, CUA LIS News, Events, Faculty News, News, News & Events, Student News | Leave a comment

Adjunct Professor Sally Stokes, Presents Paper at 5th Annual Fashion Conference

One amazing perk about the LIS profession, is its relevance to many different subject matters.  Even better, are the experts who attack unique topics with knowledge and pizzazz. Enters…CUA LIS Adjunct Professor, and Cultural Heritage Information Manager, Sally Stokes.

Continue reading

Posted in Alumni News, CUA LIS News, Faculty News, News, News & Events, Student News | Leave a comment

LIS’ New Fall 2015 Reduced Tuition


Jump on board in Fall 2015! LIS has some amazing news for current and incoming students!  We are happy to announce its new-reduced tuition for the MSLIS program!

That’s right, starting Fall 2015, the new tuition rate will be $1,000 per credit. That’s $3,000 per course vs. the University’s regular tuition of $4,950.00 and a SAVINGS of $1,950.00!

50% special tuition for current student

Already receiving a 50% special tuition discount? No problem!  Current students already receiving the 50% discount are grandfathered into this change and will receive 50% off the regular graduate tuition during the duration of their program.


Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you and we will see you in the Fall!


Posted in News & Events | Leave a comment

CUA LIS Practicum Diaries: Nadew Negussie, Department of Justice Main Library

CUA LIS Practicum Diaries are bi-weekly blogposts showcasing current student experiences at their practicum site.

In the fourth installment of CUA LIS Practicum Diaries, Nadew Negussie recaps his experience working in the Department of Justice main library:

Continue reading

Posted in News, News & Events, Student News | Leave a comment

Head of the Systems Development – Old Dominion University – Norfolk, VA

This position provides leadership management and supervision of the Systems Development Department with a staff of four (4). It is responsible for developing, implementing, supporting, and managing information systems for the University Libraries. This includes the 24/5 operations of the Learning Commons.  This position plans for new technology, defines departmental procedures, manages ongoing projects, and directs daily technical operations.  Evening and weekend hours will be required as needed.



An American Library Association accredited MLS degree.  Knowledge and understanding of the key issues and trends in digital initiatives and information technology, academic libraries, and higher education.  Leadership and managerial skills including excellent analytic, creative, and innovative problem-solving abilities. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Knowledge of web technologies and standards, programming, and scripting languages. Ability to administer Unix/Linux servers and Windows workstations.  Ability to manage an Integrated Library System. Ability to administer a SharePoint site.  Progressively responsible experience with information technology in a library.  Strong commitment to user-centered services and service excellence to all constituencies.  Project management experience. Experience in building and sustaining effective interpersonal relations with library staff, campus administrators, faculty and students.



Ability to work both as a team member and independently.  Knowledge of service management structures.  Demonstrated proficiency in a variety of web scripting languages, relational database applications and systems analysis.  Supervisory experience. Experience with Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium or Sierra system.  Experience in leading the conceptual design, development, and implementation of next-generation digital initiatives and information technology services. Experience in managing various technologies such as application systems, electronic resources, server infrastructure, network infrastructure, public/staff computing areas, digital collections. Experience coordinating and conducting technology training. Experience administering a SharePoint site. Record of contributions to the professions.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum $65,000.  Excellent benefits package.


Old Dominion University is a metropolitan state-supported institution with enrollment of 24,400, a leader in distance learning, and a Carnegie Extensive Doctoral/Research University.  The campus is located in the historic port city of Norfolk, VA.


Screening of applicants will begin July 10, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.


CONTACT: A complete application will contain a cover letter addressing position requirements, resume and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Submit applications to, by clicking on Teaching and Research Faculty opportunities.


Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posted in Jobs, MLIS Required | Leave a comment

Librarian III/Support Services Manager – Suffolk Public Library – Suffolk, VA

Librarian III
Support Services Manager
Equal Opportunity Employer
Join our forward-looking team and lead our efforts to grow our library with creative and efficient technological solutions,
a dynamic and responsive collection, and innovative tools that allow the Suffolk community to connect with us and each other.
Duties Include
• Manage all Support Services Department operations and staff in the following areas: Information Technology, Collection Management, Technical Services (Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Processing), and Technology Support
• Lead the development of new initiatives, including the development and application of new technologies and services with a forthcoming new Tech/Bookmobile and four 3D Printers
• Coordinate with a progressive and collaborative City IT Department to accomplish community-wide goals
• Grow our ability to meet the technological needs of the community
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or closely related field and 3 to 5 years of library experience involving information technology/technical services and some supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
$49,198 – $81,983
Certifications Required
Must possess state Library certification.
Requires a valid driver’s license.
This position will close Thursday, July 9, 2015.
About Suffolk Public Library
Suffolk Public Library is one of ten libraries selected to participate in the 18-month Libraries Transforming Communities initiative, is about to begin the design and master planning process for a new downtown library, and is implementing a strategic plan in collaboration with a supportive and progressive city government and community.
For more information and to apply visit:

Posted in Jobs, MLIS Required | Leave a comment

Data Management Consultant – Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University Data Management Services (JHUDMS) is seeking a highly
motivated, customer oriented, data management professional to join our team.
The JHUDMS is a unit within the Sheridan Libraries dedicated to providing
research data management services in support of researchers across Johns
Hopkins. Service provision includes providing consultative support on data
management planning preparation, training and outreach to support better data
management planning across the institution, and working with researchers to
archive their data in the JHU Data Archive. This position will join a two
other data management consultants within the team to not only provide data
management and sharing services but also to help shape and grow services as we
continue to respond to the needs of our community.

If you have any questions about the position or services please contact
Barbara Pralle at

Posted in Jobs, MLIS Required | Leave a comment

Senior Digital Services Librarian – University of Baltimore – Baltimore, MD

The University of Baltimore’s Langsdale Library is seeking a Senior Integrated
Digital Services Librarian to lead the library’s technology planning,
including the implementation of the next-generation ILS (a University System
of Maryland consortial system). He/she will oversee the support of library IT
hardware and software in both Windows and OSX environments, including UB’s
integrated library system, interlibrary loan and reserves systems and archives
digital platform. In collaboration with another IDS librarian, the candidate
will design and maintain library’s web properties, including website, mobile
site, and library presence within UB’s learning management system. S/he will
serve on the library’s leadership team that collaboratively reviews library
policies and procedures, and makes strategic decisions about the library’s
direction and initiatives. He/she will support technology applications in all
library departments, including interlibrary loan, course reserves and digital

The successful candidate will maintain an in-depth understanding of
technological trends and developments affecting academic libraries through a
commitment to ongoing professional development. He/she must be able to work
both independently and collaboratively with librarians from Langsdale and the
UB Law Library, campus IT staff, and the University Webmaster.

This full-time faculty appointment actively participates on University of
Baltimore and University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institution (USMAI)
committees and task groups.

Required Education and Experience

* Education: Master’s of Library Sciences from ALA-accredited library school or equivalent degree.
* Experience: At least one year of experience in a library setting and at least one year of experience in a supervisory role.
Preferred Education and Experience

* Education: BS in Information Technology or related field focused on library systems and/or digital services.
* Experience: At least three years of experience in an academic library and/or two years of experience supporting IT systems in an academic setting.

Brought to you by code4lib jobs:
To post a new job please visit

Posted in Jobs, MLIS Required | Leave a comment

Library Intern (Paid) – Harrison Medical Library – Baltimore, MD

The Harrison Medical Library at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center has an opening for a paid library intern to assist with a National Library of Medicine-funded patient education project. Under the supervision of the library director, the intern will provide reliable health information on topics such as disease management, diet, exercise, and medications directly to cardiology clinic patients. It is anticipated that the results of this project will be used as the basis for a poster presentation and a publication.

Internship duration

The intern will work one weekday per week, 8 hours/week, for one year.

Intern opportunities will include:

  • Working one on one with clinic patients, introducing them to reliable health websites like MedlinePlus, AHA (American Heart Association) and others, obtaining specific information as needed
  • Communicating with physicians about the information provided to patients
  • Making follow up phone calls to patients after clinic visit
  • Assisting with data collection for a research project and poster presentation


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Masters of Library/Information Science program and have an interest in medical librarianship
  • Recent graduates (within the last year) from an ALA-accredited program will also be considered
  • The successful applicant should be comfortable in a clinical setting and have excellent communication and listening skills

Interested persons should contact Linda Gorman, MLS, Library Director, at or 410-550-0679.

Mission: The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center will be widely recognized for innovation and excellence in clinical care, education and research in medicine. As a leading academic medical center, we will provide an enriching environment for our employees and an exceptional health care experience for our patients and their families.

Our Core Values

  • Excellence & Discovery
  • Leadership & Integrity
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Respect & Collegiality

Posted in Jobs, MLIS Not Required | Leave a comment