Webinar – Masters of Science in Library and Information Science

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Join the Webinar Today to discover

what a Master’s in Library and Information Science can do for You.

Date: Wednesday, June 20

Time: 4:30pm ET

Link: http://lis.cua.edu/events/infosessions.cfm


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Practicum opportunities at Office of the Attorney General, Maryland Department of Human Services – Maryland

Review library materials and make recommendations for additions, deletions, and improvements. Organize materials to better serve the needs of the agency. Update existing materials as replacements arrive. Create inventory-control system to reflect material location when borrowed from the library.  Catalog all existing materials and create an electronic database.

This offer is open-ended.  Interested persons should contact:

Janice Jewson


Office of the Attorney General

Maryland Department of Human Services



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Metadata and Discovery Librarian – Washington, D.C.

The National Geographic Society Library seeks an energetic, knowledgeable and self-motivated metadata and discovery librarian to provide strategic direction and innovative leadership in metadata services for library collections. This position works collaboratively with archival metadata specialists and the systems administrator in order to optimize information organization, discovery and access.

The Metadata and Discovery Librarian is responsible for collecting, preserving, and presenting print and digital information in all formats, creating bibliographic and archival metadata for collections, books, ebooks and other items, as required. This includes managing authorities and ensuring data quality, and other duties associated with the creation and maintenance of item-­ and collection-­level data for a variety of print and digital content and materials.

This position requires a firm and broad conceptual understanding of metadata principles and archival and digital collection technologies and the ability to apply and adapt them to existing and emerging media in a variety of formats. This includes developing, documenting and revising workflows and policies, and providing collection analytics. The Librarian also will participate in the management of e-­resources and assist with the expansion of online collections and new digital initiatives. This person acts as an active partner with technology vendors, providing feedback, suggesting improvements, and keeping the needs of the clients in the forefront.

This individual also provides reference services and processes payments for print and digital monographs, serials, databases, and other acquisitions: places orders, processes renewals, and resolves complex service problems.


  • Manages library management system (Alma) and discovery tool (Primo) to optimize access to library and archive collections and e-resources. Collaborates with other library + archives units and IT on data management and system integration with archives catalog and digital preservation archive. Develops and maintains library cataloging and workflow policies, maintenance standards, and best practices for a shared ILS environment. (35%)
  • Creates original and copy cataloging for a wide range of formats, including serials, non-­print materials, and e­-resources, using current and emerging metadata schemas, principles and practices such as MARC, RDA, Library of Congress classification and Dublin Core. Provides collection analytics, and supervises contract catalogers as needed. (30%).
  • Provides expert metadata consulting services for Library, Archives, and enterprise projects. Employs emerging metadata schemas to link content across multiple data repositories, and improve search optimization and discoverability of internal and external data. (10%)
  • Processes payments for all print and digital monographs, serials, databases, office supply and other acquisitions: places orders, processes renewals, and resolves complex service problems. (15%)
  • Provides reference services and supports interlibrary loan. (10%)

Minimum Education Required

MLS/MLIS from ALA-Accredited Institution

Minimum Years and Type of Experience

7+ years cataloging/metadata experience in a library setting, showing progressive responsibility.
Ex Libris Alma Certification.

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Comprehensive knowledge of cataloging standards and tools (including but not limited to MARC21, RDA, AACR2, OCLC, MarcEdit) and original and copy cataloging and classification in all formats
  • Demonstrated familiarity with and interest in current and emerging standards, models, applications, and initiatives such as BIBFRAME, RDF, and linked data
  • Experience administering and using Ex Libris Alma and Primo.
  • Experience with interlibrary loan services systems.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with ability to communicate complex information effectively.
  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational, planning, and project management skills.
  • Working knowledge of XML and HTML

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of metadata crosswalking and emerging metadata transfer specifications such as OAI-PMH.
  • Experience working with Ex Libris Rosetta or other digital preservation platforms.
  • Working knowledge of database systems such as MySQL or Access.
  • Experience facilitating system migrations, preferably ILS or digital archives migration.
  • Experience working with EZproxy.

To apply visit:



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Library Technician – Arlington, VA

LAC Group is seeking a Library Technician to work temporarily at a major Federal Agency in the Arlington, VA. The Technician will be responsible for circulation control, patron registration, and collection maintenance. The candidate will assist in providing instruction on the use of the Library resources and in web content development for the Library’s website. The Technician will be covering for one day on November 23, the day after Thanksgiving. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Library and Information Sciences preferred)
  • At least 2 years experience working at a library or information resource
  • Basic knowledge of the principles and practices of library science and information management
  • Experience in using contemporary library information technologies including social media and eBooks
  • Strong customer relation skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Must be available to work on November 23
  • Must be a US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of Foreign Affairs, International Relations, world history and geography

To apply visit:




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Cataloging Clerk – Washington, D.C.

LAC Group is seeking a Cataloging Clerk to work at a major Federal library in the Washington, DC area to work in a high volume production environment working with catalog records. Must have strong computer skills and familiarity with library cataloging standards and procedures. Must be able to follow detailed, complex instructions for processing a wide variety of material. The work will be performed on site. This is a long-term (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefitted contract position.


  • Broad subject knowledge and experience with bibliographic catalog records
  • Familiarity with LC Classification, AACR2, and MARC as well as familiarity with RDA and DCRM(B)
  • Experience with Integrated Library Systems (especially Voyager) in creating, editing, and search bibliographic records
  • Ability to meet production quotas and deadlines
  • Experience searching library catalog databases such as OCLC or Voyager
  • Familiarity or knowledge of one or more Romance and other European languages is a plus

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/WmTE1T

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Museum Project Manager – Washington, D.C.

The Project Manager oversees all aspects of an object cataloging project for a Museum in the Washington, DC area.  The Project Manager leads a team of artifact catalogers in conducting historical and genealogical research and writing object descriptions and donor biographies for inclusion in the Museum’s online catalog. The Project Manager trains staff, develops workflow procedures, reviews and edits all records and supervises staff responsible for cataloging a collection of thousands of museum artifacts in various materials.

The Project Manager is expected to work closely with the client throughout the duration of the project. The Project Manager is the point of contact with the client and CORESTAFF Services and is responsible for managing all aspects of the project.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership and direction of the project
  • Develop, implement and evaluate program policies, procedures and standards
  • Manage organization and workflow
  • Hire, train, and provide guidance to catalogers
  • Perform quality assurance
  • Act as point of contact with client
  • Provide status updates to the client
  • Provide status updates to Corestaff management


Museum and/or library experience is essential.  A minimum of five years of supervisory experience is required, preferably in a museum or library. A Master’s Degree in art history, library science, history, museum studies or a related field is required. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Foreign language skills preferred but not required.  Project management experience strongly preferred.


For consideration, submit your resume to contracts@corestaff.com .



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Trademark Librarian – Alexandria, VA

ASRC Federal Space & Defense, a subsidiary of ASRC Federal Holding Company, is expanding its staff in the Trademark Law Library and is seeking a Trademark Librarian in Alexandria, VA. This is a great opportunity for a recent Library Science graduate!


  • Under the direction of the Director and Senior Librarian, plans, organizes, and coordinates work activities involved in obtaining and making library resources available to the trademark attorneys and other customers.
  • Primary duties for this position are reference assistance and research using a wide range of materials.
  • Performs research using on-line search techniques, automated tools, print material, and other resources as necessary.
  • Analyzes search requests, interviews requesters when needed, develops search strategies, and reviews and provides search results.
  • Provides information and updates for content of library web pages.
  • Makes recommendations for collection development.
  • Assists with updating and maintaining both physical and electronic collections.
  • Performs cataloging of new materials. Performs check-in and management of serials.
  • Follows guidelines for the security of library collections and equipment.
  • Assists in user training efforts and in the development of documentation for new staff and USPTO employees.
  • Assists with marketing efforts for promoting the library and its available resources.
  • Processes and fills requests for full text literature from internal and external resources.
  • Assists with compilation of library statistics.
  • Works independently under overall project objectives and requirements.
  • Apprises supervisor about progress and unusual complications.


  • Masters in Library Science; new MLS grads encouraged to apply; 3 years of library experience preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and provide superior reference services in a timely manner.
  • Creativity and tenacity in performing research in a wide range of subject areas and with a variety of resources to support the research of trademark attorneys.
  • Expertise in searching one or more major on-line commercial vendors (ProQuest and Lexis/Nexis) and expertise in searching the Internet.
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office Tools and familiarity with collaborative web tools such as SharePoint, Wikis, etc.

How to apply

Please visit the website: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1206101&d=ExternalCareerSite&r=5000419663706&_fromPublish=true#/

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Sr. Instructional Technologist, Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD

The Sr. Instructional Technologist supports the mission of the Center for Educational Resources (CER) to partner with faculty to extend their instructional impact by connecting innovative pedagogical strategies and emerging digital technologies. The Center for Educational Resources is an instructional innovation center supporting faculty and graduate students of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering. The Sr. Instructional Technologist will be the primary person responsible for leading the strategic use of educational technology in undergraduate programs, with a specific focus on the local course management system (CMS).    The CMS currently used by faculty is Blackboard.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Designing, developing, and facilitating various modes of CMS training (face-to-face, online, and hybrid) and teaching technologies that integrate with the CMS.
  • Monitoring progress for participants in training sessions.
  • Conducting formative and summative evaluations of the training programs and modifying the programs as needed.
  • Researching and evaluating technologies that complement the CMS and support faculty’s instructional goals (e.g., Turnitin, Panopto).
  • Consulting with and recommending unique solutions to address faculty’s instructional goals.
  • Providing project management for instructional innovation projects funded by internal grants (e.g, Technology Fellowships).
  • Providing one-on-one follow-up support to faculty via email, phone, face2face consultations, and web-based conferencing.
  • Strategizing with academic departments how the course management system can support curricular programming.
  • Designing and developing new training materials and revising existing support materials including tutorials, technical documentation, and Johns Hopkins’ CMS user support website.
  • Ensuring that training materials reflect the most recent version of the CMS used at Johns Hopkins.
  • Participating on project teams that develop new educational resources to be used with the CMS.
  • Representing CER on university committees related to CMS and training initiatives (e.g., Blackboard user group, Instructional Technology Advisory Group).
  • Leading transitional efforts for academic divisions when adopting new instructional applications that integrate with the course management system.
  • Troubleshooting CMS problems with instructors and IT@JH staff.. Working closely with IT@JH to thoroughly test and identify bugs when updates to CMS are applied.
  • Disseminating best practices in teaching via CER publications such as the blog, Innovative Instructor articles, etc.
  • Presenting CMS user-support best practices at professional conferences.

The Sr. Instructional Technologist will continuously evaluate emerging course management solutions in collaboration with other JHU instructional technology staff, redesign training materials, and lead transitional efforts, should the University decide to change its course management platform in the future.

The Sr. Instructional Technologist will work primarily on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University, but occasional travel to conduct training at Johns Hopkins satellite campuses in the Baltimore and Washington, DC, metro area will be required.  To accommodate the scheduling needs of some faculty, a limited amount of training may take place during non-standard business hours (evenings and weekends).

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • A bachelor’s degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, or related field required.
  • Five years’ experience working with higher education faculty as an instructor, trainer, or consultant, or other related experience in distance learning, online learning management systems, and emerging technologies required.
  • Additional education may substitute for experience, and additional experience may substitute required education to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.
  • Knowledge of Blackboard or other course management systems.
  • Project management experience.
  • Enthusiasm for, and experience in, independent, “self-starter” work environment.
  • Working knowledge of online pedagogy, best practices, and adult learning principles.
  • At least one year of experience developing courses or training with online course management tools.
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, including presentation software applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in any field (HIGHLY desirable).

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of basic user interface (UI) design principles.
  • College teaching experience in any discipline.
  • Competence with the email, social media, threaded discussion groups, blogs, etc.
  • Knowledge of basic HTML.
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire, synthesize, and share expert professional knowledge.
  • Knowledge of faculty development principles.
  • Knowledge of distributed education models and philosophies.
  • Knowledge of assessment and evaluation principles and practices.
  • Understanding of Section 508 accessibility standards.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

For Additional Information and to Apply Visit: https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Sr_-Instructional-Technologist-MD-21218/515446200/

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National Transportation Library (NTL) Data Management/Data Curation Fellow – Washington, D.C.

ABOUT BTS & NTL:  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) is the Principal Federal Statistical Agency that provides objective, comprehensive, and relevant information on the extent and use of the Nation’s transportation system, how well the system performs, and the effects of the system on society and the environment. The National Transportation Library (NTL) operates within BTS, maintaining, facilitating access to and preserving statistical and research information and data needed for transportation decision-making at the Federal, State, and local levels. NTL also coordinates with public and private transportation libraries and information providers to improve information and data sharing among the transportation community. Established in 1998, NTL maintains a substantial presence in a born-digital library. NTL has recently moved in the preservation and dissemination of digital datasets.  NTL’s website http://ntl.bts.gov/ has additional information about the library.

Joining the Data Curation and Data Management (DCDM) team at the National Transportation Library (NTL), the selected participant will be offered an opportunity to gain hands-on learning and skills in data management and data curation best practices, relating to transportation data, including aviation data produced by the BTS offices and US DOT funded researchers. The Fellow will learn to create and evaluate data management plans; craft data curation standards, operating plans and policies. The Fellow will learn how to catalog datasets for preservation, conduct data format migration and be exposed to other data services; all within the context of providing access to an entire research or statistical package which will contain data and reports. As the NTL DCDM program is still evolving, the Fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate with NTL staff on new projects and initiatives as they arise.

Under the guidance of a mentor, opportunities to gain skills and experience may include:

  • Applying data management best practices to high-value transportation datasets, including aviation data;
  • Using national and international standards to author metadata documentation;
  • Programmatically minting persistent identifiers for datasets;
  • Migrating and curating legacy datasets;
  • Documenting and cataloging data packages;
  • Operating a digital repository;
  • Engaging in data management and curation outreach across the US DOT.

The selected candidate will receive a stipend as support for living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are determined by DOT officials and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background. The candidate may also be eligible to receive a health insurance allowance and reimbursement for travel expenses. This appointment is full-time (40 hours per week) for one year and may be extended in increments of one year, up to three years total, contingent upon project needs and funding availability.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and DOT. The initial appointment is for 12 months, but may be renewed upon recommendation of DOT and is contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive an annual stipend of approximately $60,000 commensurate with educational level and experience, in additional to a health insurance supplement of $4,800; professional development allowance of $2,500, and a relocation allowance of $2,000. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time in the Washington, DC area. Participants do not become employees of DOT, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.


Applicants will have a Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Science, or related field, with a focus on data curation, data management, or similar skills.

Preferred skills include:

  • Coursework and/or experience in data curation, data management,  metadata, cataloging, data services, indexing, information literacy, instructional technology, outreach, and/or communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.
  • Experience with program evaluation, project management, and/or needs assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to transform information and data into documents, reports, and similar products that tell a compelling story
  • Experience analyzing data to identify patterns and trends.
  • Experience presenting results in a clear, effective, and attractive manner to inform next steps.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work across various offices, work units, and organizations to obtain information, collaborate on data-related projects, and validate findings and conclusions.
  • A self-starter with the ability to perform work with limited supervision and changing outcome goals.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Master’s Degree received within 60 month(s)
  • Discipline(s):
    • Computer Sciences
    • Other

How to Apply

A complete application consists of:

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to USDOT@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

For more information, please visit:  https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOT2018-07

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Archival Processing PAID Internship Positions, History Associates – Rockville, MD

History Associates has a need for graduate students pursuing an MLS degree with a specialization in archives, records, and/or information management to work on an exciting processing project alongside our team of archivists. The team will process a collection of records from a religious community at our main office in Rockville, MD. The records will be processed and described so they will be “research ready” in preparation for donation to a selected academic repository.

This is a paid internship opportunity, and the six-month project is slated to begin in January 2019. Working under the supervision of the Project Manager, the students will implement a pre-established project plan in accordance with guidelines developed with the repository. Tasks include: rehousing, arrangement, general preservation activities, and development of finding aid components including scope and content notes, series descriptions, and container lists. Interns may also be involved in the preparation of digital archival material for transfer to the repository. Logistical details of the internship can be tailored to the successful candidate’s academic program requirements.

Education Requirements: 

• Must be currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited Master of Library Science or Information Science program with a specialization in Archives, Records, and/or Information Management.

• Candidates should have completed at least one foundational course in archival principles.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

• Understanding of basic archival principles (arrangement, description, cataloging, creating hierarchies)

• Discretion, initiative, and judgment

• Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, primarily Word and Excel

Application Instructions: 

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and the names and contact information of two references to:

History Associates Incorporated Attn:

Doris Miles, Director of Personnel

300 N. Stonestreet Avenue Rockville, MD 20850

E-mail: dmiles@historyassociates.com

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National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program – Bethesda, Maryland

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship is a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Associate Fellowship provides knowledge and skills in project work ranging from:

  • Fundamentals of data science, and projects in data wrangling, data analysis, data visualization, programming, and data policy
  • Creation of online tutorials and educational videos, conducting user needs assessments
  • Development of an in-depth understanding of the development, production, implementation of NLM product and services

The Associate Fellowship offers opportunities for professional development through:

  • Participation in lectures, exercises, conferences, short and extended visits to other health sciences libraries
  • Workshops on work style, resume review, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Mentorship from a program coordinator and NLM staff who serve as preceptors

The participant will receive an annual stipend of $56,233; additional supplement for health insurance; relocation funding; and travel and training support to attend conferences.


  • Master’s degree in an ALA-accredited library/information science program, earned by August of the year of appointment or within the previous two years. (Undergraduate degree can be in any major.)
  • Opportunity open to U.S. and Canadian citizens only. Note: Canadians with ALA-accredited Master’s degrees should use the same application process as U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens will receive first preference.
  • Work experience in a library or health sciences environment.

For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NIH-NLM-2018-01.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 25, 2019, 11:59 PM ET

If you have any questions, please send an email to nihprograms@orau.org.

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