Emily Wagner, MSLIS 2017

Student of the Year 2017

Information Manager
American Library Association, Washington Office

“CUA’s library department faculty are some of the most welcoming, service-oriented people I have ever had the privilege to work with and learn from. They come from impressive backgrounds, encourage “thinking big” about the future of the field, and are remarkably interested in getting to know students and to foster our growth. I feel lucky and grateful to have found a community with so many willing mentors who encouraged me to study and practice simultaneously and to forge strong connections with the professional field.”

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Archivists – PTFS – Ft Meade, Maryland


Archivist, PTFS, Inc.
Posted: June 13, 2017
Location: Ft Meade, Maryland
Salary: Open
Type: Full Time – Entry Level
Categories: Archives Education, Electronic Records, Government Archives
Required Education: Masters

Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. (PTFS), is a leading systems integration company specializing in digital archiving and asset management, content digitization, and library services/solutions, has an opening for an Archivist at Fort Meade, Md. this is a great opportunity to get in with a leader in the information and records management field to support our intelligence community clients! The Archivist will use the archival database to search for, create, and retrieve accessions, respond to customer inquiries and maintain the collection and archival database.

Gain intellectual and physical custodianship of records with permanent disposition. Select, appraise, arrange, and describe permanent records through the established archival process. Appraise records using established schedules. Arrange records according /adhering to principles of original order and provenance. House records in preservation quality folders and containers. Complete accessioning by describing records in the archival database through established standards. Arrange and prioritize records for eventual declassification and transfer to the National Archives and Records Administration.

Education: Masters of Library Science (with a concentration in Archiving Electives)
0-2  years of experience performing accessioning in a library or similar document management organization. Ability to successfully acquire and maintain a TS/SCI Full Scope Polygraph clearance. Career interest in Federal Government Archives. Ability to communicate effectively. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as a team member. Basic computer literacy. Familiarity with Microsoft Windows operating systems and applications. Experience with database entry and information retrieval
Internship experience in an archiving or similar document management environment      Preference given to near term graduates (Current Year)

Please apply via your career center or directly to HR department at hr@ptfs.com or 301-654-8088 ext 150 or ext 177. PTFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

NOTES: 3 openings.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate

About PTFS, Inc.

Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. (PTFS) has been a leading provider of enterprise content management solutions to Federal Civilian and DoD agencies since 1995. ArchivalWare, PTFS’ enterprise content management application, has been in production for twelve years and is installed at more than eighty customer locations. This application is best known for providing knowledge management, geospatial, and declassification solutions and now provides content management as a service. Supporting services include digitization, system integration, application installation/configuration, content loading/organization, training, staff augmentation, and ongoing support. PTFS also supports Koha, an open source integrated library solution for research centers and libraries which has now been tightly integrated with ArchivalWare’s core CMS. PTFS installs, customizes, and hosts this application and supports over 800 libraries and research centers with the solution.

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Information Research Consultant – Chase Cost Management – New York, NY

Chase Cost Management (CCM), an LAC Group company is looking for an Information Research Consultant for a cost management services firm in New York. The Information Research Consultant will be working with a team in assisting in the review and optimization of spend on electronic and print information legal resources. This individual will be responsible for identifying and implementing effective, customized strategies that will provide optimization and control costs of these resources to clients.


  • Conceptualize all aspects of client project plan and take responsibility for development of client and vendor strategy with the goals of maximizing efficiency and cost savings.
  • Leverage past experiences and internal company knowledge to determine opportunities.
  • Negotiate with vendors on behalf of clients.
  • Develop concise and complex analyses, and prepare high quality deliverables.
  • Build quantitative models and interpret results.
  • Create written report and monthly audits.
  • Oversee client relationship and the progress of the program to ensure service and quality requirements are met.
  • Support sales processes and provide internal initiative support.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school is required. Masters in Library Science and/or JD is a plus.
  • 3+ years of experience in managing legal information resources, procurement/purchasing, and/or statistical/data analysis in a legal or consulting environment is preferred.
  • Ability to take responsibility for the successful strategy, development and execution of assigned programs to maximize efficiency and cost savings for clients.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to identify and discuss objectives, issues and results.
  • Ability to meet tight project deadlines.
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, MS Word and MS Outlook required. Proficiency in Salesforce operation and reporting strongly preferred.

Please visit our website to apply: https://goo.gl/BNgMyJ

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions and prominent government agencies.

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Maria Thurber Selected as the 2017-2018 Rovelstad Scholarship Recipient

LIS Student Maria Thurber is the 2017-18 Howard and Mathilde Rovelstad Scholarship recipient. She was selected among an impressive field of LIS students.

Students who had completed at least 6 credits in the LIS Master’s in Library and Information Science program by the end of the spring semester of 2017 were eligible to apply. Each applicant submitted a statement of achievements, career interests and goals in less than 750 words; along with a detailed curriculum vitae which included their volunteer activities, association memberships, attendance at professional conferences and workshops, and similar activities. Thay also provided two references.

Finalists for the scholarship were interviewed by the committee, which based its decision on the following:

  • Academic achievement in the LIS program
  • Demonstrated commitment to the profession as evidenced in course work, personal statement, curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation
  • Potential for success as evidenced in all application documents
  • Indication of financial need

Congratulations, Maria!

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Circulation Assistant – St. John’s College – Annapolis, MD

The Greenfield Library at St. John’s College (Annapolis, Maryland) currently has an opening for the position of Circulation Assistant.  Please see below for the job listing and information on how to apply. Thank you

Circulation Assistant

Reports To: Associate Library Director

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Provides circulation service and reference service to patrons; maintains reserve collection, material on hold shelf, and the new book shelf; assists patrons with use of computers, printer, scanner, and AV equipment; assists with training of student assistants and provides updates on student assistants’ performance; maintains weekly on-desk and off-desk schedules; reviews and submits student assistant time sheets; assists with interlibrary loan processing, creates electronic finding aids, oversees shelf-maintenance, including shelving and shelf-reading; oversees inventory activities for all collections, including managing the progress of the inventory and searching for missing materials; identifies materials in need of repair; orders and maintains inventory of office supplies; serves as trouble shooter for all the equipment in the public areas; maintains statistics for head and entry counts; opens and closes library on weekends and weekday evenings; maintains newspaper collections including checking in and claiming newspapers; submits money deposits to Business Office; ensures that the library is safe and secure in the absence of a full-time staff member; tracks work orders for various offices and vendors; represents the College in a professional manner. Work requires stooping, reaching, pushing book carts, and lifting.

In all areas of responsibility, works independently, yet shows good judgment in keeping full-time staff informed of developments outside regular routines; respects the confidentiality of patron requests and records and follows the current ALA Code of Ethics, prepares and submits various monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and gathers statistics for various projects, reports and surveys; is a good office citizen (i.e. keeps work and break area clean, responds to email and requests promptly, has a positive attitude, and respects the feelings and needs of co-workers).

Other Duties and Responsibilities: Updates library databases; posting to social media; assists with cataloging and processing print and AV materials; assists with processing special collections. Other duties and projects may be assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

A Bachelor’s degree; 2 years relevant experience, or acceptable combination of education and experience; competence in use of computers, including experience using scheduling software; proficient with MS Office applications, especially Word and Excel; excellent communication and customer service skills; ability to multi-task; ability to work independently and cooperatively with colleagues, handle multiple assignments and changing priorities and meet deadlines. Must be detail oriented. Must be willing and able to work nights and weekends.

Desirable Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or humanities, familiarity with the St. John’s College curriculum, work experience in an academic library.

Compensation: Grade 9- $38,829.48, excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Annapolis.Jobs@sjc.edu

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Director of Library and Media – Carroll Community College – Westminster, MD

The position of DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY AND MEDIA at Carroll Community College in Westminster, MD, is available in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs.  This position is on a full-time, 12-month basis, working under the supervision of the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.


The Director of Library and Media administers and supervises all operations of the college’s library and media services in order to assure the provision of a full range of library and research services for students and faculty. The Director also provides leadership for developing long-range plans and deploying technical innovations to improve and expand Library and Media services.

Specific responsibilities:

  • developing and enacting library philosophy, mission, and goals, creating and interpreting library policies and procedures and administering library budget;
  • providing leadership with regard to information literacy goal implementation for the college community;
  • planning, organizing, and managing all library operations including reference, circulation, technical services, collection development/acquisition, library instruction and instructional media development;
  • overseeing the arrangement and maintenance of the library’s physical facilities and equipment;
  • supervising all Library staff including Electronic Resources Librarian, Public Services Librarians, Technical Services Librarian, Library Technicians, Media technicians, and Aides;
  • designing and implementing plans for promoting use of the library, both on campus and in the community, and maintaining a strong liaison with the college faculty and staff;
  • representing or designating representative for Library and Media on all relevant college committees;
  • coordinating the provision of space, security, and computer and technology related needs for the library and media office in conjunction with other college services; coordinating functions of media office including equipment inventory and delivery, media production, media collection, and streaming video;
  • working with Community Media Center in cooperative ventures including public access Channel 18, shared equipment, and community broadcasting at the college;
  • serving as the copyright officer for the college providing guidance and advice to the college community with regard to copyright
  • updating copyright policies and compliance statements;
  • developing and maintaining liaison with Carroll County Public Library and McDaniel College Hoover Library through the Carroll Library Partnership (CLP) to promote cooperation, networking, expediting referrals, and ensuring optimal use and deployment of the shared automated library system;
  • participating in the ongoing work of the community college library consortium (MCCLC) and performing other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree in library science from ALA accredited college or university and at least four years’ management/supervisory experience in an academic library setting required.
  • The successful candidate will have direct experience in the major aspects of library operations including reference, circulation, technical services, collection development/acquisitions, and library instruction;
  • demonstrated knowledge of and leadership in the deployment and management of library budgets, automated library systems and other library technologies including electronic resources, as well as extensive instructional technology and faculty development and/or training related experience.
  • Experience with supervision of media (audio visual) support services required.


Grade 13 on the 12-month salary scale.  Minimum starting salary range $61,012 – $81,828 with actual salary placement based on credentials. Excellent benefit package.


To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter to include minimum salary required and resume postmarked by June 30, 2017 to the Human Resources Department at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, Maryland 21157 or email hr@carrollcc.edu. In order to qualify for employment, candidates must successfully complete a criminal background check.

Position announcement can be found at http://www.carrollcc.edu/sites/carroll/Templates/ContentPreview.aspx?id=13924

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Circulation Desk Attendant – CUA Law Library – Washington, DC

One Position Available: ​Tuesdays and Thursdays, Noon – 5pm
Position starts: ASAP!
Position ends: August 1​7, 2017

Rate of pay: $8.50 per hr

Position description: attends to the Circulation Desk, assists patrons in obtaining reserve materials, and uses the circulation system to charge out materials to patrons. Answers simple directional questions (no reference assistance). Services printers and photocopiers when needed. Studying is permitted when no other assignments are pending. Previous customer service is helpful but not necessary. May pick up other shifts by substituting for other desk attendants when needed.

Contact Dawn Sobol or Frances Brillantine at the Circulation Desk if interested in applying, or send a resume to sobol@law.edu or brillantine@law.edu.

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Marketing and Recruiting Coordinator – University of Maryland – College Park, MD

Marketing and Recruiting Coordinator

Exempt position

Maryland’s iSchool, College of Information Studies

University of Maryland, College Park

Description: The Marketing and Recruiting Coordinator assists the Communications Manager of the communications team in the development and execution of marketing strategies with a strong focus on new student recruitment. Marketing strategies to recruit prospective students will account for 50% of this role’s focus, with 50% of the role dedicated to marketing strategies for other target audiences.

Minimum Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. Degree in Marketing, Communications or a related field and 2-4 years of marketing experience OR 6 or more years of marketing experience with no degree (An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the degree). Experience includes events management, tactical execution of marketing strategies, and content development. Ability to be self-guided and to initiate, organize, and manage multiple projects through inception to completion. Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues, vendors, and partners. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with a strong attention to detail. Solid computer proficiency (MS Office, Google Docs, social media platforms). Experience working in higher education and working across various stakeholder groups (faculty, staff, students, partners). Experience in student recruitment or other related types of target audience acquisition.

Preferences: Experience establishing and tracking marketing metrics, inclusive of initial reach measurement and end-result conversion rates. Advanced computer proficiency (design/content layout, Hootsuite, website content updating). Ability to take quality photographs at events for use in print and digital communications.

To apply please visit: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/52249

Closing Date: 7/14/17

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Educational Programming Coordinator – University of Maryland – College Park, MD

Educational Programming Coordinator

Contractual 2 position

Maryland’s iSchool, College of Information Studies University of Maryland, College Park

Under the supervision of the Director of Academic Programs, the Educational Programming Coordinator supports programming, events, and other learning opportunities for degree and non-degree seeking participants.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s and 3 years of relevant experience. Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience. Experience working in education, professional education, or higher education. Excellent oral, written, and communication skills. Experience working with diverse populations including students, faculty, staff, campus administrators and the public. Project management skills. Experience with event management. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Demonstrated skill in interpreting academic material and adapting it for oral presentation and in a wide variety of written materials.

Preferences: Master’s degree is a related field. Familiarity with the University of Maryland systems and processes. Experience with program evaluation and assessment. Experience providing professional/career development programming for higher education students.

Apply here: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/52235

Best Consideration Date: 6/23/17

Closing Date: 7/4/17

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Public Affairs Specialist (Spanish) – Library of Congress – Washington, DC

The Library of Congress Office of Communications has posted a vacancy announcement for a public affairs specialist whose main focus will be Spanish-language communications. The posting closes on 6/28.

Read more about Public Affairs Specialist at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/471983000


The Library of Congress (LOC) Office of Communications (OC) ensures that the image of, and information about, the Library is accurate and reflects the mission of the organization. It fosters and increases public awareness of the Library, defines and targets audiences for its public-affairs programs and assesses the effectiveness of those programs. For several years, the Library of Congress has offered some material on its websites, and in guides created for the use of some visitors, in Spanish-language format. The Library also periodically mounts exhibitions or events that require public materials or letters to people involved in putting on the exhibit/event to be translated into grammatical, context-appropriate Spanish. Further, the Library holds public events of interest to the media that can attract Spanish-speaking media, or media with Spanish-speaking audiences.


Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, the Public Affairs Specialist (Spanish Language Aspect) will be responsible for producing news releases, newspaper- and magazine-style pieces suitable for publication, website content and other written materials, some in English, some in Spanish. The successful candidate will also be capable of editing such written materials and promoting Library activities in direct, telephonic or email contact with members of the media, including those who write in and/or speak Spanish.

Prepare, with supervision, news releases, articles or op-eds to be proposed for publication, and website material in grammatical English or Spanish using a voice and terminology appropriate to the situation or the audience; perform outreach, either in English language or Spanish, to media and other interested parties regarding pending Library news conferences, concerts, seminars, book talks or other events to promote attendance and news coverage. Assist with providing recommendations for new projects and shifts in program objectives. Analyze public and media reaction to the Library’s programs and policies and develop strategies to let the Library establish, maintain and build on positive perception of its programs, policies, services and activities. Gather input from individuals and groups. Develop varied strategies to communicate the Library’s objectives to various groups. Establish and maintain effective working relationships at multiple levels within the Library in order to develop and disseminate coordinated messages that accurately address Library programs.

Support public-affairs outreach to the Latino community regarding Library programs of interest to that community, the Hispanic Reading Room and its offerings, Luso/Hispanic collections and Library of Congress human-resources initiatives.

Review and update web-based Spanish-language content on the Library’s various websites on a continuing basis, to ensure that outdated or incorrect material does not persist after English-language site material has been changed.

Perform other Office of Communications duties as required, including group-based planning activities, support of such major events as the National Book Festival and the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, launching of new Library exhibitions or Library of Congress projects.

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