Dr. Renate Chancellor appointed Department Chair

President Garvey has appointed Associate Professor Renate Chancellor as chair of the Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS), a three-year appointment which will commence on August 20th. She will succeed the chair, Dr. Young Choi who will resume her academic duties in DLIS.

Dr. Chancellor joined the faculty in the Spring of 2009, overseeing the Law Librarianship program of study and teaching core classes 553 and 557. She also revitalized the Visions of Italy study abroad program and have made several trips with students from DLIS and other LIS programs around the country. Dr. Chancellor is deeply concerned with achieving equity for people who are made vulnerable by systems of oppression. Her research focuses on human information behavior and social justice in Library and Information Science.

The LIS community thanks Dr. Choi for her service during the past four years, and now welcomes Dr. Chancellor.

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Collection Services Librarian-Goucher College

Goucher College near Baltimore, MD is seeking a Collection Services Librarian. This regular, full time, 12-month professional position is responsible for providing leadership and development of the library’s collections and technical services, with emphasis on electronic resources.  Responsibilities include collection development, management of the ILS (WorldShare Management System), vendor relations, and budget oversight. This position reports to the Library Director.

See full details and application information here

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Remote Project Metadata Archivists

LAC Group is seeking Remote Project Metadata Archivists for a world-renowned media/entertainment organization. The Project Metadata Archivist will be responsible for library operational support including setting up metadata tags in the company system, researching and associating objective metadata and client requests. This will be an ongoing full-time position and will be remote in the US.


  • Setting up movies and episodes, as assigned, in client systems, with respective IDs and information.
  • Researching and associating objective metadata to assigned movies and episodes. This metadata will include adding accurate characters and ‘title specific’ locations to assigned movies and episodes.
  • Responding to requests related to adding missing characters and/or ‘title specific’ locations.


  • MLIS Degree from an accredited university is strongly preferred.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in metadata tagging for film/tv materials or related experience.
  • Experience with Digital Asset Management software and metadata standards is required.

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/3klCZFi

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Part-time archiving intern (remote)

The Office of Congressman Denny Heck is seeking a full- or part-time archiving intern for fall 2020. Because Congressman Heck is a departing Member of Congress, the office is seeking support to compile and organize records of legislative efforts, outreach events, and notable achievements. Responsibilities will include identifying topic areas to archive, finding documents/multimedia/etc. to support them, and organizing documents on an external hard drive.

Qualified candidates will have strong organizational skills; experience and/or knowledge of archiving processes preferred. Interns will be eligible for a stipend. This internship is remote.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, two references, and work availability to Lauren Meininger at lauren.meininger@mail.house.gov.

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Innovation Specialist, Remote-Library of Congress

The Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is seeking an Innovation Specialist (GS-12) to work with our curators and reference librarians supporting reference questions that require data transformations or computational approaches. They will also coordinate outreach about the project and work with the broader LC Labs team to advance support for digital scholarship within the Library.

The person in this position can work 100% remotely for the length of the appointment.

We believe the success of this project depends on its staff. Please help us by sharing this opportunity broadly.

Applications are due by September 10, 2020. Find the most up-to-date details for the role here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/575866300

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In Memoriam: Sally Sims Stokes

It is with profound sadness that we note the passing of Sally Stokes, who died on August 13th. Professor Stokes has been teaching at DLIS as an adjunct professor since June 2005. She taught the History and Theory of Cultural Heritage Institutions and the Art and Museum Libraries summer institute. Sally held a number of professional positions including but not limited to managing the National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection at the University of Maryland, White House Historical Association Senior Research Specialist, and staff member at the National Archives. Sally also published several noteworthy articles related to art history.

Sally was a dedicated member of our community. She was passionate about working with students and she enjoyed leading the summer institute where she combined her love of teaching and art. She is survived by her husband, Sam and son Tom. 

A gathering of family and friends will be planned at a later date. Details will be circulated once they are known. You may find a link to her obituary on the funeral home website:

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Digital Innovation Specialist -Library of Congress-Remote

The role of Digital Innovation Specialist is to support the Library in providing computational access to digital Library collections as part of a grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation entitled “Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud” (CCHC). This effort will help produce models for supporting cloud-based research computing, and will make the costs and possibilities of this work more transparent to the broader cultural heritage community.

Anyone may apply – By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.

Apply online at USAJOBS.gov 

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Library Technician

LAC Group is seeking a Library Technician to work in a library at an agency in the Washington, DC area. The Technician will be responsible for circulation, serials check-in, interlibrary loan (ILL), and basic reference and research support. This is a full-time contract (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefitted position that will continue for 3 months with the possibility of renewal.


  • Circulation, interlibrary loan (ILL), routing of mail, and document delivery throughout the organization, loose-leaf filing and reference and research support.
  • Support information center staff in special projects and collection maintenance as needed.
  • Assist in providing instruction on the use of information center resources and in web content development for the website.


  • A college degree from an accredited 4-year institution or an Associate degree with a minimum of three (3) years of recent library technician experience including ILL, serials control, circulation, and basic reference support.
  • MLIS from an accredited institution preferred.
  • Working knowledge/recent experience of basic library procedures related to circulation, serials control, interlibrary loan and disposal of library materials.
  • Proficiency and practical experience in the use of PCs, Windows Office Suite, and Microsoft Outlook. This includes the ability to create/ update information on word processing systems and the ability to navigate content on Internet databases and business/research sites.
  • Experience searching databases or working with business/international information preferred.
  • Experience performing simple reference and research.
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems (ILS).
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities while effectively prioritizing and balancing a heavy workload of diverse activities and maintaining the accuracy of work performed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced and highly automated environment.
  • Attention to detail and accurate data entry skills.
  • Ability to work within a framework of established policies and procedures.
  • Consistent follow-through on all assignments, projects, and duties.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of classification and filing systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to ask questions to clarify expectations.
  • Problem-solving ability and initiative in troubleshooting where required.

To apply, please visit:https://lac.gp/31qRyiY

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FCC Library Virtual Internship (non-paid) – Fall 2020

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, D.C. is seeking a Library and Information Science graduate student for the Summer 2020 term.  The FCC Library is a small federal library that supports the information resource needs of the Commission by offering access to legal, legislative, economic, and engineering materials.

As a Library Virtual Intern, you will have opportunities to engage in multiple FCC Library projects, including: creating and updating digital research guides on topics relating to the work at the Commission; assisting with collection management, interlibrary loans, e-Library maintenance and other access services; answering selected research information requests; and assisting with library marketing strategies and events.

An interest in law librarianship is preferred, but not required.

Scheduling for this position is flexible but must stay between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. Please note – due to COVID-19, this internship will be fulfilled virtually.

All interested students should send a resume and cover letter to Sheryl Todd at Sheryl.Todd@fcc.gov and cc Suzanne Miller at Suzanne.Miller@fcc.govThe application deadline for Fall 2020 is Monday August 24, 2020.

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Librarian I, Anne Arundel County, MD

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY invites applications for the position of Librarian I.  AACPL’s 16 branches serve 573,000+ residents, with an annual circulation of over 5.2 million items.  For more information about our services, visit our website at http://www.aacpl.net.


  • Grade 16GA – 37.5 hours/weekly

Salary Range – $48,367 – $79,926

Excellent benefits package includes eligibility to earn up to 4 weeks of annual leave, starting with first year of employment.

  • Responsibilities include:  Providing library services of reference, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages.  Acts as part of branch’s management team and assists in the management of branch operations, and the supervision of branch staff.  May assume responsibility for branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of management.
  • Qualifications:
  • Minimum Requirements: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program, one year work experience in a library, and supervisory experience preferred. 
  • Special Requirements: Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.
  • Spanish language skills desired/preferred.
  • The Library reserves the right to not fill a position if there is not a qualified candidate.
  • TO APPLY:   Send cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application to humanresources@aacpl.net.  For more information about AACPL and to download the AACPL Employment Application visit our website at http://www.aacpl.net (Using the Library/Job Announcements). All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. August 21, 2020. 
  • TIMETABLE for filling vacancies:  Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted no later than August 26, 2020.  Interviews will be held tentatively during the week of August 31, 2020.  Tentative start date will be September 28, 2020

Anne Arundel County Public Library is committed to diversity in the workplace.  Anne Arundel County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Library’s policy is to treat all applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, marital status, national or ancestral origin, sexual orientation, and/or disability in accordance with applicable laws.  If you need assistance with any aspect of the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office (410-222-7107) or (www.mdrelay.org).          

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