Adjunct Professor Wins AIIP Award

Congratulations to  Bruce Rosenstein, CUA LIS Adjunct Professor!

The Association of Independent Information Professionals has announced that he is the winner of the 2016 Roger Summit Award. He will deliver the annual Roger Summit Lecture at the AIIP annual conference, to be held next April 7-10 in Pittsburgh. Continue reading

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Online Pedagogy Workshop Series

LIS Department is planning to hold online pedagogy workshops to introduce and discuss instructional technologies and strategies for online teaching. The virtual sessions will be synchronously run via Adobe Connect Pro.
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Knowledge Cafe on Collection Development, Saturday, October 10

As the instructor for LSC 641 – Collection Development, I am happy to invite you to participate in a Knowledge Cafe with collection development professionals on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 12:30 – 3:00 pm. The class will be held in room 305, Columbus School of Law, on the campus of the Catholic University of America.  Continue reading

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WAIILS Happy Hour!


Please join us for the second monthly WAIILS Happy Hour!


Have you ever found yourself wondering, “Why am I in library school?!”

Come to the WAIILS Happy Hour to find out!

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Have you voted for the Common Read yet?


AGLISS is planning our first ever Common Read for current and incoming students! Students will receive copies of the selected book at our annual holiday party (and during the spring orientation!) Continue reading

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Guest Lecture about “Classroom Management”

Dr. Agnes Cave (Associate Professor, Department of Education, CUA) will give a guest-lecture about classroom management in LSC731: Media Integration in the Curriculum class on October 10, Saturday, from 11 am to noon. Continue reading

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MASL (Maryland Association of School Librarians) confererence

The Maryland Association of School Librarians conference is just 2 weeks away!  We are very excited about our great line up of keynote speakers and conference sessions.  Check out all the latest news at: .  Please encourage your colleagues to register right away – conference space is filling up and we will be sold out soon.  Registration can be found at: .
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Librarian – National Science Foundation – Arlington, VA

General Requirements

In this position, the Librarian takes primary lead in the production of monthly, quarterly and yearly Management Information System reporting.


  • Supports all budget and financial information reporting, project work, resource planning, staffing and space management.
  • Analyzes elements of a problem or situation and identify potential solutions
  • Observes discrepancies, trends, and interrelationships in data or activities
  • Executes and maintains the business and reporting process.



Responsibilities & Duties

The Librarian must be flexible and well-rounded and able to work well with diverse groups.  Must possess good communication skills, both verbal and written.  The Librarian must have the following experience:


  • OCLC/ WorldShare and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) procedures
  • Inventory /Weeding / Deaccession
  • Cataloging in RDA (Resource Description and Access) experience (copy & original)
  • Reference
  • Working in a small library
  • Ability to perform a variety of library functions
  • Must be experience with Microsoft applications, i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word, and SharePoint, and Information Management
  • Some SQL experience would be a plus
  • Querying databases
  • Digitization and metadata application experience


Additionally, the individual must be comfortable;

  • Gathering statistics on journal usage, circulation, and cataloging
  • Collections development including book selection
  • Using Open source software, i.e. Koha and Islandora

Other duties as assigned.



Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.



Experience Requirements

Three (3) years of related work experience in a business setting and has the ability to initiate, develop and maintain smooth, cooperative working relationships with co-workers, management and other internal customers.


Additional Required Knowledge and Skills

This position requires strong analytic skills with demonstrable proficiency and experience in formatting spreadsheets, creating formulas, macros, database tables, queries, forms and reports.  Additional requirements are strong communication skills, organizational and time management skills.

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Community Services Coordinator – Frederick County Public Libraries – Frederick, MD

Community Services Coordinator, Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, MD
Salary: $53,604-64,324 Annually.   If you love getting out into the community, making connections, and partnering with local organizations, this is the job for you!  Located in Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, our rapidly developing system is looking for a dynamic self-starter to develop this brand new position focused on community outreach and innovative adult programming.


*   Master’s of Library Science from an ALA accredited program and a Minimum 5 years of professional library work experience which includes at least 2 years experience providing programming or outreach to adults
*   OR – Master’s in Social Science, Social Policy, Communication or other related field and a 5 years professional work experience planning/executing interest-appropriate events and programs for adults
*   An additional 2 years of the required work experience may reduce the education requirement to a Bachelor’s degree
*   Minimum 2 years experience in a leadership, managerial, or supervisory capacity
*   Possession of a valid automobile operator’s license

Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm October 15, 2015.  For complete job description and to apply go to<>

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Archives Assistant – American Institute of Physics – College Park, MD.

We have a new Archives Assistant position available at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives at the American Institute of Physics in College Park, MD.


The position includes processing records, name authority work, digitizing archival records and other projects, as needed. It is 24 hours a week with competitive pay and no end date. We are within walking distance of the College Park metro and it is a great opportunity for students of the LIS program looking to get some new work experiences and build their resume.

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