LIS New Student Orientation!

Welcome to LIS –

If you are a new student and entered the program this year, LIS invites you to join us at the New Student Orientation!

When:  Saturday, August 29, 2015

Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Where: Columbus School of Law – Room 305

  • Learn about your exciting career!
  • Come meet and greet the Chairs, the faculty, alums and the staff of Library and Information Science!
  • Meet your advisors!
  • Meet the representatives of your student organizations, the Writing Center staff and former students!
  • Lunch – social picnic (indoors/outdoors)!picnic
  • Campus tour!

  We hope to see you there!

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Technology and Content Strategy Manager – Suffolk Public Library – Suffolk, VA

The Suffolk Public Library is more than just buildings full of books.
We believe in connecting individuals and groups to information, ideas and
experiences in any way possible, and we are looking for an innovative leader to
help strengthen our ability to meet our patrons where they are. We want you
to take our technology and collections to new heights to increase our ability to
reach new audiences and meet the technological needs of our community as
our Technology and Content Strategy Manager.
We are a library committed to meeting our patrons where they are in our city
that spans 430 square miles in SE Virginia. We have solidified our commitment to
addressing the quickly changing needs by making bold choices when it comes to
technology and the resources we offer. Our Technology & Content Department
includes staff and services working on creative and effective technological
solutions, dynamic and responsive collections, and innovative acquisitions
processes and tools. We want to connect the Suffolk community to us and to each
other whether that is online or in-person. Our new 3D printers and upcoming
#librarymade initiative and the imminent purchase of a new Techmobile are just
the beginning of exciting new projects that you could help lead.
Being a part of our team means that you have the characteristics of an innovator
and a change-maker. You have fun while embracing challenges and solving
problems. You are a passionate advocate for community-focused library services
and are never satisfied with the status quo. You are on top of what is out there
beyond the library world. You love working collaboratively, leading a dynamic
team of staff to look for gaps in library services, resources and processes and
finding ways in which to fill those gaps.
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or closely related field and 3
to 5 years of related library experience 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
Requires a valid driver’s license.
This position will close Sunday, September 13, 2015.
For more information and to apply visit:
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Library Assistant – Federal Circuit Library – Washington, DC

The Federal Circuit Library has an opening for a full-time library assistant.

The position is posted at the CL 23/CL 24 level, depending on qualifications and experience.

The duties include, but are not limited to the following:

In coordination with other library personnel, the incumbent will provides assistance to judges, legal staff, court employees, and library visitors. The work includes the following:

Performing collection maintenance in the main library and satellite locations, shelving, shifting of library materials under the supervision of a librarian, filing updates as needed, and shelf-reading in all library locations.

Utilizing a personal computer and various software applications (e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, content management system, and the integrated library system (ILS)) to accomplish work.

Providing prompt and courteous customer service to library patrons in person, by phone, and via email.

Operating copiers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment to complete tasks. Answering and transferring phone calls and relaying messages. Circulating library books and periodicals.

Performing clerical tasks associated with procurement of computer assisted legal research passwords (such as Westlaw, LexisNexis, etc.), and corresponding by phone and email with vendors and password requestors.

Assisting with the inter-library loan process; picks up and delivers nearby loans. Adding materials to, and removing materials from, the collection according to prescribed procedures.

Sorting and filing legislative documents, legal publications, and microfiche.

Preparing and filing correspondence and providing direct administrative support to the Circuit Librarian.

For salary, qualifications, requirements, and how to apply, see the following: and the Court’s website:

Closing date is Sept. 7, 2015.

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Social Work Librarian – University of Maryland – Baltimore, MD

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore seeks a Social Work Librarian to fulfill the research, learning, and information management needs of the School of Social Work community.  This position provides leadership and expertise in the areas of evidence-based research, course development, instruction, health literacy, scholarship and scholarly communication, and social work informatics.


ALA-accredited MLS degree is required; an undergraduate degree or comparable background in social work, the social sciences, public health, or a related field is preferred.  Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library is desirable.


This is a full-time, permanent status-eligible faculty appointment at the rank of Librarian I with a starting salary of $48,000.  Applications received by September 18, 2015 will receive full consideration.  For complete job description and application instructions visit our Web site at  The University of Maryland Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Paid Library Internships – Montgomery County Historical Society – Rockville, MD

The Montgomery County Historical Society (Montgomery History) seeks qualified candidates for two available internships between September and December 2015. These positions will be supervised by the Librarian and Archivist and will work closely with other Montgomery History staff. Both positions will work to increase awareness of and accessibility to the Montgomery History’s artifact and paper collections and to utilize technology to document, preserve, and make our programs and collections more accessible.



  1. Design and implement a Digital Access Management System for documents, photographs, artifacts, oral histories, newspapers, and other resources.
  2. Review, clean-up, edit, and select which collections and items that will be made publicly available via PastPerfect Online.
  3. Re-establish online presence for Montgomery County Archives.



  1. Experience with digitization of primary source materials and DPLA metadata standards.
  2. Knowledgeable in museum, education, and library practices.
  3. Enrollment in Master of Information Management or equivalent degree program.
  4. A. in history or museum studies preferred.
  5. Familiarity with Past Perfect Online



The Montgomery County Historical Society has been serving the local community through its exhibitions, programs, educational activities, library, and conferences since its founding in 1944. Its mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and share the histories of all of Montgomery County’s citizens. Montgomery History operates two museums on our Rockville campus (the c.1815 Beall-Dawson House and the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine), manages a 9,500 piece collection of historic artifacts, operates the Jane C. Sween Research Library and Montgomery County’s official government Archives, provides a home for the county’s Genealogical Society, brings scholarly and public attention to 20th century history through the Harper Center for Suburban Studies, hosts an annual History Conference, and provides numerous educational and community exhibitions and events every year.


Compensation: Both positions pay $10.00 hour. Interns may work between 125-150 hours over the course of the internship.


To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and two references by September 4, 2015 to . Type “Application for Library Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. All applicants will be notified their application was received. Selected applicants will be contacted for telephone and/or in-person interviews.

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

Old Dominion University Libraries have begun implementing a transformative future plan and we are seeking a dynamic technology leader to assist in the achievement of this new vision. As a member of the Libraries’ Management Team, the successful candidate will collaboratively lead projects and initiatives for all aspects of library technology. Working closely with the Libraries’ staff, campus IT, and other campus partners, this person will adopt, adapt, buy, or create the technology infrastructure necessary to meet current and future needs of faculty, students, and Libraries’ personnel.



Master’s Degree in appropriate field, knowledge and understanding of the key issues and trends in digital initiatives and information technology, academic libraries, and higher education. 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. Familiarity with server and workstation administration; familiarity with managing an Integrated Library System. Ability to administer a SharePoint site. Have supervisory experience.  Progressively responsible experience with information technology in a library. Project management experience.  Strong commitment to user-centered services and service excellence to all constituencies.  Experience in building and sustaining effective interpersonal relations with library staff, campus administrators, faculty and students.



An ALA accredited MLS degree; 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.   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.


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 Chesapeake Bay port city of Norfolk, VA.


Screening of applicants will begin September 11, 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.

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Circulation Assistant – George Washington University Law Library – Washington, DC

The George Washington University Law Library seeks a qualified individual for a full-time circulation assistant position. For more details including information on job duties and qualifications, or to apply, please click here to view the posting on the GW Jobs website.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to submit to and successfully complete a pre-employment background check.

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

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Collections and Operations Assistant – College Park Aviation Museum – College Park, MD

The Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation is currently seeking a seasonal Collections and Operations Assistant for the College Park Aviation Museum.  Duties are listed below:

Collections and Operations Assistant (Program/Facility Mgr Aide II) $9/hr-$13.96/hr
Assist museum staff with recordkeeping, care, and handling of the collections at the College Park Aviation Museum. Duties and responsibilities include coordination of logistical and administrative arrangements related to incoming/outgoing loans, acquisitions, and deaccessioning; collections care; photo & record digitization; and the planning and installation of exhibits. Assist with museum operations including opening and closing facility, admission and gift shop transactions, and assisting visitors as necessary. Must have experience with collections management databases, experience with PastPerfect preferred. Occasional weekend work. Must be able to lift and carry delicate and awkward items weighing up to 50 lbs. Preferred candidates will have experience with museum collections care, attention to detail, superb customer service skills, superior communication skills and organizational abilities, and a valid driver’s license.
Minimum Qualifications:
College degree in appropriate field together with progressively responsible management supervisory, and administrative experience which is equal to the management and supervision of a major program or facility; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the applicant’s ability to direct and be responsible for a major program and/or facility under a minimum amount of supervision.
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Head of Special Collections and University Archives – Towson University – Towson, MD

The Albert S. Cook Library invites applications for a 12-month Librarian II or Librarian III position on the permanent status track beginning October 2015.

Qualifications: MLS from an accredited institution with courses in archives and archival management. Minimum of five years of successful and increasingly responsible professional experience in special collections and/or archives. Demonstrate ability to successfully supervise, mentor, train and evaluate special collections and archives personnel. Understanding of the scholarly use of library collections and services within a special collections and archives setting. Knowledge of current trends, tools, protocols, and copyright issues in digital archiving and preservation. Experience developing and managing special collections resources in print, digital and other formats and making them discoverable by users. Demonstrated proficiency with technology and standards specific to archives and special collections. Experience teaching students and other constituents how to use primary source materials, special collections and archives. Ability to actively engage in donor relations, collection solicitation, and gift management. Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational, planning and project management skills. A record of involvement in library and/or archivist professional organization. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment. For more details about the position, visit

Responsibilities: Lead strategic planning for special collections and archives, including digital initiatives; hire, train, supervise and evaluate department’s personnel; participate in development and operations of institutional repository; promote use of the collections through exhibits, programs, publications, social media and other outreach strategies; provide research assistance and instruction to students, faculty, staff and external users of the archives and special collections; write grant proposals; develop, expand and maintain collaborative relationships with university offices, faculty, students, donors and external community. Provide leadership and management of all aspects to the Towson University’s special collections and archives including selection, organization, preservation and access to these collections. Progress strongly along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Appointment will be made at the rank of Librarian II or III, depending on experience

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Library Intern Assistant – Trinity Washington University – Washington, DC

Position available: Library Intern (part-time, hourly position), 20 hours per week for evenings and weekends, starting immediately.

Description:  Trinity Washington University Library seeks a part-time Library Intern to provide rotation evening and weekend coverage; maintenance of electronic resources and bibliographic lists, collection development, student assistant supervision, assist with circulation and reference services, and other library-related assignments.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn the various aspects of working in an academic library and provides practical, professional library work experience.  The position reports to the Library Director and senior library staff.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate would be a Library / Information Science graduate student available to work on evenings (5-10 p.m.) and weekends, dependent upon the needs of the library staff.  Familiarity with circulation and reference practices, as well as online catalog and database searching, is preferred.  Training on local systems (Voyager, Millennium, and ALADIN) is provided.  The candidate must have a strong service orientation, with excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of academic users.

Trinity University offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate courses and degree programs. Trinity is located at 125 Michigan Avenue N.E., 0.6 miles south of Catholic University and 7 miles from the University of Maryland. A shuttle between campus and Brookland-CUA Metro station is provided on a regular schedule. There is also free parking.

To Apply: please email your resume and cover letter to:

If you have specific questions about the position, please contact Trisha Smith at 202-884-9353.

Trinity is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to the
achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty and staff. Trinity is
committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all
qualified individuals to apply.

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