Inspector- LAC Group – Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

LAC Group is seeking an Inspector to inspect library book batches and compare call numbers against the Voyager ILS online catalog, MARC records, and shelf list cards in order to flag critical or important errors for problem resolution and accurate inventory. This project is critical to long-term collections access and intersects with numerous workflows. This is a long-term, full-time benefited position (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) at a prestigious federal library on Capitol Hill.


  • You will be inspecting and reviewing library materials and ensuring basic data control including but not limited to verifying the integrity of bibliographic, holdings, item records, and location data.
  • You will flag errors, review corrected items, and route items to their appropriate location
  • You will handle various collections, including monographs and serials
  • You will apply knowledge of LC classification, LC subject headings, MARC records, foreign language conventions, and shifting collections guidelines


  • Demonstrated experience reviewing the completed work of others for quality control
  • At least six (6) months experience working in a research library
  • Skill in operating keyboards and computers
  • Strong attention to and ability to work with great detail
  • Knowledge of MARC and RDA preferred
  • At least one year of experience working in libraries and with databases

To apply, please visit:

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Library Technician (Circulation) – National Gallery of Art: Library Reader Services Department – Washington, DC

Job Summary:

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for two student assistant positions in the Reader Services Department.

The primary purpose of this position is to assist with a wide variety of circulation and reader services for Gallery staff and outside readers.

Duties include:

  • Retrieving materials from the stacks
  • Reshelving returned materials
  • Providing information and instruction on circulation procedures governing use of the Library collection
  • Maintaining automated and manual departmental files.

Knowledge and Skills:

Applicants should have a basic knowledge of library collections and circulation desk procedures, online catalogs and Library of Congress classification, familiarity with using personal computers, an ability to type and file accurately, and an ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and library patrons. Reading knowledge of a Western European language (French, German, or Italian) is desirable.

The work is physically demanding in that the employee is required to lift, climb, and stoop in shelving and retrieving books, some of which may be heavy.  A good deal of the workday is spent walking and standing since the books are shelved on seven Library floors. Applicants should be able to lift up to 50 pounds.


In order to qualify for these positions, an applicant must be registered at least as a half-time student and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’s work requirements. The positions are limited to 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbents earn sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked.

Interested applicants should send résumés and any inquiries by email to:

John Hagood

Head of Reader Services

National Gallery of Art Library


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Newberry Library remote digital initiatives internship [unpaid]

Are you interested in digital libraries, metadata, special collections, and/or cultural heritage crowdsourcing? Would you like to get real-world experience with open-source tools like Zooniverse Project Builder, OpenRefine, and Scalar to improve public access for printed ephemera collections at a renowned independent research library, working from home, possibly in your pajamas? Please consider applying to the Newberry Library’s six-week remote digital internship program, beginning October 10.

Details on applying: internships
Program overview: https://publications.newberry. org/digital/aim-guide

Deadline: ASAP for next session starting October 10
Testimonials from former interns:

  • This is the sort of internship that is rooted in reality. The folks who run it are real, aware of the times, and aren’t trying to waste your time and seem to genuinely love crafting this ‘course’. The assignments and readings are informative and relatable, and can be done whenever and wherever you want, so you don’t have to give up some of your work week to participate. I came out of it with a much more professional and impressive Twitter account, and a newfound enthusiasm and understanding of crowdsourcing. — Caroline Mort, Dominican University
  • Working with the staff at The Newberry Library was engaging, thought provoking, and provided me with new digital skills that will benefit in my later career. I fully recommend this internship to anyone wishing to gain some knowledge about a very interesting topic. — Ian Diedrich, University of Iowa
  • I really enjoyed my summer internship at the Newberry Library.  They provided in-depth instructions and readings that expanded my knowledge on relevant topics. — Peter Contos, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • I highly recommend the Tuck & Sons Postcards Digital Initiatives Internship to anyone looking to explore digital collections and strengthen their classification skills. Not only does it provide a great introduction to open- and crowdsource platforms, but weekly assignments and readings introduce topics that library school might miss. It’s a great opportunity to put your knowledge of metadata standards to work, to connect with fellow interns and Newberry staff, and to dive into a fun collection of ephemera. – Mandi Ray, University of British Columbia
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Librarian – Arlington Public Schools: Oakridge Elementary – Arlington, VA

Job Description:

This position is a 1.0 FTE located at Oakridge School. The Librarian is a building level teaching professional, library manager, 21st Century Skills specialist, and instructional partner who supports the mission of the school library program, ensuring that all students and staff adopt reading for choice as a life-long pursuit and are effective users of ideas and information.  Librarians recognize the role of information literacy within the overall curriculum by collaborating with teachers, specialists, and Instructional Technology Coordinators to provide integrated instructional strategies to students.  Librarians provide instruction which coordinates Virginia Standards of Learning and Arlington Public Schools’ Strategic Goals with national standards. Librarians report to the building principal and are often a primary contact point for Digital Citizenship instruction.  Librarians also work with their counterparts in other schools and the Supervisor of Library Services for professional development and to ensure that system-wide initiatives are integrated into the activity of the school community.


  • Must have or be eligible for Virginia licensure.
  • School Library endorsement.
  • Masters in Library Science or minimum of 24 semester hours in school library media preparation.


  • Provides instruction in locating, analyzing, and effectively using information resources for all curriculum needs.
  • Collaborates and partners with teaching staff to deliver ongoing instruction in the acquisition of information literacy skills, tied to APS curriculum.
  • Encourages students and teachers to maximize the use of information in various formats, including electronic as well as print, and promotes the ethical use of information technology.
  • Selects and evaluates resources which provide a wide variety of materials to meet the interests and learning needs of the entire school community.
  • Customizes instruction to serve diverse learning populations through varying instructional activities, integrating appropriate technology and promoting models of information acquisition and use.
  • Integrates fiction and nonfiction works into lesson design, is knowledgeable about children’s and young adult literature, and motivates students to appreciate reading as a lifelong activity.
  • Provides orientation and training to all students and staff concerning library services and resources, including the use of all features of the APS OPAC, known as the Arlington County Online Resource Network (ACORN).
  • Serves as the Interlibrary Loan contact for the building and is a primary contact for instruction and access to various technologies, including video, audio and online resources.
  • Administers library program functions such as scheduling, budget, supplies, reports, and ongoing collection development.
  • Maintains, manages, organizes and supervises the library collection, including the acquisition and withdrawal of materials as necessary.
  • Supervises and trains library assistants/secretaries, students and volunteers who work in the library.
  • Promotes and publicizes the use of the library as an environment for learning and enjoyment, including regular communication with the greater school community regarding library activities and programs.
  • As a school faculty member, actively participates in school committees, partners in school and community events, and serves as an advocate of the school and public library programs.
  • Arranges library programming such as Family Literacy Nights and Author visits to embed reading for choice and literacy into the school program as a whole.
  • Contributes to the planning of library construction and renovation.


  • Ability to interact with students, teachers and administrators in a positive, collaborative manner.
  • High familiarity with and use of emergent technologies in the field of Library Science and Instruction.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development through membership in professional organizations, enrolling in continuing education courses, attending conferences and training workshops and working with counterparts and colleagues.

For more information and to apply, click here. 

  1. Select “CERTIFIED” under job categories
  2. Then “Elementary School”
  3. Finally, under Certified Position Types Librarian is the 5th listing on the page
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Bibliometrics Workshop to be held October 20, 2018

Sign up now for the Bibliometrics Workshop to be held
Saturday, October 20, 2018
10 a.m. – 12 noon
Law 318, The Catholic University of America

Course Title:

Bibliometric Services in the Library: From citation impact to network analysis

Course Description

Librarians at academic, corporate, and medical libraries are increasingly being asked for assistance in evaluating the scientific research produced at their institutions. Many researchers and administrators have used bibliometrics analysis as an effective method to provide evidence of their research impact. Librarians who can provide bibliometric support and training for such groups will find these skills much sought-after. The instructor of this workshop has offered dozens of training workshops at many national and regional library events.

In this course, attendees will learn about how to perform basic bibliometric analyses, including measuring citation impact and creating bibliometric networks. Web of Science will be used for general citation impact analysis. Science of Science tool ( and Gephi (, two free programs, will be used for network analysis.

Course Planner

Ya-Ling Lu

Dr. Ya-Ling Lu earned her PhD in Information Studies from UCLA. She is currently an Informationist at the NIH Library, providing support in the area of bibliometric analysis and research assessment.

Seats limited to the first 20 respondents. Please RSVP by October 10.

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Assistant Circulation Manager II (Full-Time)- Baltimore County Public Library – Essex Branch

Job Summary:

At Baltimore County Public Library, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating gracious library spaces. We circulate over 10 million items and provide library services through our 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and a growing virtual online presence. We contribute to the success of Baltimore County by being a place that supports diversity and inclusion through acceptance, dialogue, and collaboration.  If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated, and open to new ideas consider joining the Baltimore County Public Library team as a full-time Assistant Circulation Manager II.


  • Under the general direction of the Circulation Services Manager, assists in the overall operations of the Circulation Department in a branch library.
  • Participates in the supervision, training, and performance evaluation of part-time circulation staff and demonstrates a commitment to guiding staff in their professional growth.
  • Assists the Circulation Manager in the development and implementation of circulation practices that are aligned with BCPL’s customer service philosophy and strategic direction.
  • Develops and maintains a thorough understanding of BCPL rules and policies and ensures their appropriate application to customer service transactions.
  • As a member of the library management team; plans, organizes, and communicates workplace changes.
  • Uses management and technology tools to improve efficiency and ensure excellent customer service.
  • Enforces library rules and policies and handles security issues and emergency situations as necessary.
  • Actively participates on system-wide teams and promotes the Library in the community.

Job Summary:

  • Graduation from high school or high school equivalency is required.  A college degree is desirable.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of public library circulation operations acquired through four years of progressively increasing work responsibilities in a public library environment.  One year of supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Substantial experience using an ILS is required with Polaris experience preferred.
  • Proficiency using MS Office applications is required. Additional technology experience using Google Drive or other cloud applications, scheduling software, and mobile technology is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Must possess effective problem solving skills and the ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Must be self-motivated and be able to demonstrate flexibility and creativity.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to working productively and respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to stand at a public service desk for lengthy periods of time, push carts and shelve materials.
  • Ability to bend, lift up to 25 lbs. and push/pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, tasks, and emergencies in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to travel throughout the system and work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends.
  • Must pass post offer criminal background screening.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes:

Four weeks of vacation; sick and personal leave; subsidized health care coverage; pension eligibility; and other benefits.

Annualized Salary: $38,049 – $50,979 commensurate with experience.

To apply:

Send an email to and attach two documents:

1) a completed BCPL employment application which you can find on our website 

2) your cover letter and resume as one PDF document. Include your last name in the title of the documents.

Indicate the job title: Assistant Circulation Manager II in the subject line of your email.

Application Deadline: October 11,2018

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Loose-Leaf Filer (Part-Time) – LAC Group – Richmond, VA

Job Summary:

LAC Group seeks an experienced Loose-Leaf Filer on behalf of our client, a prestigious global law firm in Richmond, VA. This is a part-time role which will require up to 10 hours per month.


  • Organize and file all loose-leaf supplements (e.g. CCH, BNA, Lexis, RIA, West, DJ, etc.) pocket parts, newsletters, journals and periodicals
  • General clerical tasks (e.g. bar-coding, re-shelving) related to managing physical collections
  • Updating client integrated library system (ILS) Softlink Liberty records to reflect added holdings
  • Sorting and checking in mail


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution
  • Minimum two years of law firm experience performing required duties, experience in a Tax Division preferred
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced legal environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Client-focused service orientation

To apply, please visit:

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Business/Instruction Librarian – The Salisbury University Libraries – Salisbury, MD

Job Summary:

The Salisbury University Libraries are accepting applications for the position of Business/Instructional Librarian reporting to the Chair of Research/Instructional Services.  This is a full-time, permanent status track library faculty position expected to begin January 15, 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible.

About the Library:

The Salisbury University Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture.  Both are located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons which opened in August 2016.  The Libraries also include the Curriculum Resource Center. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty.  We seek a creative, dynamic, and collaborative applicant to join the staff.

Primary Job Duties:

Serve as the librarian liaison to several academic departments in the Perdue School of Business.  The librarian will be responsible for instruction, collection development, and other support for the liaison departments’ teaching and research-related information needs.  Creative and effective instruction is especially important.  Participate in providing face-to-face and electronic reference services, including some evening and weekend hours.  Cooperate with other librarians in library-wide instructional activities, such as developing activities for and teaching sessions of freshman English classes.  Serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally.

Minimum Qualifications:

MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution by start date.  Related experience working in academic or research libraries.  Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices in information literacy instruction.  Demonstrated knowledge of business reference sources and best practices in reference services and information literacy.  The ability to be flexible is absolutely essential.  Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Undergraduate or graduate degree in business.  Reference and library instruction experience specifically in business.  Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.

To apply:

  • Applications received by October 5, 2018 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Applications and supporting documents are accepted only via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System.
  • You must submit
    • 1) a letter of interest
    • 2) curriculum vitae
    • 3) the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references
  • To be considered for the position.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Susan Brazer, at  Please do not send any documents via email.

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Librarian I: Reference and Instruction Librarian (Full-Time) – University of Maryland University College – Largo, MD

Job Summary:

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks a Reference and Instruction Librarian.  UMUC is one of 12 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM). UMUC is a mission-driven institution with seven core values that guide us in all we do. At the top of the list is “Students First,” and we strive to do just that for our 90,000 students at home and abroad. From its start in 1947, UMUC has demonstrated its commitment to adult learners. We recognize that adult students need flexibility and options. UMUC is proud to be a global, 24-hour, institution of higher learning.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide basic and in-depth research assistance to UMUC students, faculty and staff in a variety of formats and provide subject matter expertise
  • Teach information literacy skills and create and revise instructional materials as
  • Perform liaison activities with faculty and administrators in The Graduate School’s Education department in support of Library resources and services and represent the UMUC Library on USMAI committees
  • Participate in the Library’s Reference and Instruction projects including developing
  • and designing Web-based learning objects to support academic programs, and searching for and selecting Open Educational Resources
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned
  • All candidates must be willing to work onsite at the Academic Center in Largo, Maryland. Relocation and travel expenses not covered by UMUC.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master of Library Science, Information Science, or similar degree from an ALA accredited institution
  • Knowledge and experience in using research resources including databases, e-books, web sites, etc.
  • Knowledge of information literacy trends, practices, and issues
  • Knowledge of trends, practices, and issues in distance learning
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in written formats
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to work one night a week and a week-end day in rotation with other team members

Preferred Experience:

  • Library experience, preferably in an academic library setting
  • Experience using technology in the delivery of reference and instruction
  • Experience working with faculty in an academic library setting

To apply, visit:

All submissions should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Résumé.

UMUC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare.

If you are an external candidate, you will have the option to create an account after you submit your application. Passwords for external accounts must contain 8 characters including 1 uppercase letter, 1 number, and 1 special character. Please remember this password, as it will be required to apply to additional jobs.

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Head of Reference, Georgetown Univ. Law Library

Head of Reference

Georgetown University Law Library

Georgetown Law Library is one of the country’s premier legal research institutions, with a dynamic staff of over 50 people and a collection exceeding one million volumes.

We strive to live up to our motto: “Supporting Scholarship, Excelling in Service, Leading in Technology.”

Georgetown University Law Library is seeking applications for a Head of Reference, based in the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library.

Located in the nation’s capital, and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, Georgetown University Law Center is recognized for the quality of scholarship, its renowned faculty, and for its exceptionally talented and diverse student body. Focused on service excellence and innovation, it is among the largest academic law libraries in the nation and includes a comprehensive collection in U.S., international, foreign, and comparative law materials.

The Head of Reference manages all aspects of the library’s reference department to ensure that the library provides high-quality professional research and information services to Law Center faculty, staff, students, and other patrons.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating reference desk coverage provided by 15-20 librarians covering weekday, evening, and weekend hours

  • Supervising legal research instructional programs

  • Oversees development of guides and other research aids for the library website

  • Participating in collection development with a focus on U.S. law

  • Leading reference service initiatives and outreach programs

The position directly supervises 6 full-time librarians and coordinates both the library’s faculty liaison program and one full-time paraprofessional in consultation with Heads of the International and Foreign Law Department and Library Research Services.


  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent

  • 3 or more years of library experience

  • Supervisory experience

  • Experience teaching

  • Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Evidence of teamwork, strong service and work ethic, creativity, initiative, and flexibility

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown Career Opportunities Portal. Address applications to Joseph W. Thomas, Acting Director of the Law Library, and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by October 3, 2018.

Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
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