Supervisory Librarian (Full Time) – Department of Agriculture – Beltsville, MD

Summary:

This position is located in the Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division, Digitization and Access Branch, Beltsville, MD.

The mission of the Data Production Division is to acquire materials in agriculture and the related disciplines, digitize content of National Agricultural Library (NAL) collections, provide bibliographic access, produce metadata, produce content of AGRICOLA database, and to develop the National Agricultural Library Thesaurus (NALT).

The incumbent serves as the Chief of the Digitization and Access Branch, and is responsible for policy making, planning, directing and evaluating program requirements, activities, and functions of the digitization and physical collections programs. Incumbent provides leadership, management and vision for the strategic development of programs, products and services that increase access to NAL collections while protecting and preserving them for future generations.

Responsibilities

Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Directs, leads, and supervises the Digitization and Access Branch staff engaged in performing functions of the Branch.
  • Develops policies, plans, standards, and objectives.
  • Manages and directs utilization of resources.
  • Provides authoritative guidance and leadership for digitization, metadata processing, collections management and curation to support NAL’s mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Fosters an innovative environment for learning, sharing, and problem-solving across organizational boundaries by maintaining a continuing exchange of ideas with NAL and other librarians, information professionals, the scientific community, and commercial entities.

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Technical Information Specialist (Animal Care, Animal Welfare, Biomedical Research, and Veterinary Science) – LAC Group – Washington, DC

Job Summary:

LAC Group is looking for an experienced Technical Information Specialist to work at a major Federal Library in the DC area.  The Specialist will work with a Federal information center to acquire and disseminate accurate, up-to-date information to the agency’s internal and external customers in such fields as animal care, animal welfare, biomedical research, and veterinary science.  This is an on-going project renewed annually. This is an on-site full time (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) benefited position.

Responsibilities:

  • He/She will also develop information resources around important topics using the most recent scientific knowledge.
  • The Specialist will assist in the development of web portals, subject and research guides and promote the use of the websites and information products of the Library at professional conferences and meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of an accredited program specializing in animal science, zoology, biology or veterinary science. Knowledge of animal health, care and welfare, particularly as these topics apply to laboratory animals, preferred. Minimum 1-2 years of experience.
  • Practical knowledge of a wide range of techniques, methods, sources and procedures within the functional information area (e.g., database searching, reference, web site management and use of new and emerging technology tools to share information).Ability to effectively search and use the internet and bibliographic databases.
  • Experience developing web content with user-first orientation. Knowledge of a wide range of IT issues (e.g., accessibility, security), web development methods, requirements, and procedures used government-wide and within the private sector. Familiarity with web content management systems, especially Drupal, preferred.
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team and manage several tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to organize thoughts and to express them clearly and concisely in both written and oral communication.
  • Willingness to participate in scientific meetings and AWIC-led workshops to educate customers about the information requirements of the Animal Welfare Act.  The incumbent may be called upon to attend meetings, courses, and briefings on topics related to animal health and welfare.

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Administrative Assistant – Prince George’s County Memorial Library System – Largo, MD

Description:

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is searching for a professional Administrative Assistant to provide support to our Chief Operating Officer for Support Services. Candidates must possess exceptional organizational, technical, communication skills and experience providing support to senior level staff. We offer excellent benefits, including a LOT of paid time off – almost 3 weeks of annual leave your first year, over 3 weeks of sick leave a year, which you can carry over and can count towards your retirement and 16 other paid days off.

Location: 9601 Capital Lane, Largo, MD 20774.

Hours: Full Time (40 hours/week), Monday – Friday; day shift from 8:30am – 5pm.

Job Summary: Provides a wide range of administrative support duties for Support Services by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and more. Acts as a liaison by transmitting directives and instructions as well as following up on assignment status. Oversees office activities and communicates operating policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

  1. Provides administrative support to the Chief Operating Officer for Support Services.
  2. Coordinates work orders, service repairs, replacement, and inspections.
  3. Creates E-Requisitions and check requests.
  4. Coordinates and distributes the purchase of office supply orders.
  5. Prepares meeting minutes, correspondences, letters, and memorandums; proofreads documents as needed.
  6. Submits monthly Branch Incident Reports.
  7. Creates and maintains office files and department records appropriately.
  8. Performs routine data entry as needed.
  9. Coordinates planning for department meetings.
  10. Serves as a liaison for internal and external clients to ensure administrative functions are performed in a timely manner.
  11. Serves as front desk support (e.g. answers phones and greets public) and provides assistance to library customers.
  12. Updates and maintains web site as needed.
  13. Trains new staff as needed.
  14. Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  15. Assists with special projects as required.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Core Library Competencies:

Employees are expected to demonstrate the following qualities at all times:

  • Continuous Learning – seeks out and assumes responsibility for learning and development opportunities that benefit self and PGCMLS.
  • Customer Service – creates a welcoming environment, maintains effective relationships, and uses all available resources to assist customers.
  • Communication – understands and applies the library’s mission, vision, and policies, and communicates effectively both within and outside the library system.
  • Ethics and Values – treats all with respect and honesty, is a responsible steward of resources, knows and respects customer privacy and confidentiality policies.
  • Leadership – willing to try new ideas to achieve the system’s goals, adaptable to change, accountable, keeps PGCMLS’s goals, mission, and customer’s front and center in daily work.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Prince George’s County Memorial Library
  2. System’s practices, policies and procedures.
  3. Ability to act as a representative of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s to the public.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
  6. Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet multiple and varying deadlines.
  7. Ability to work independently and with internal/external customers.
  8. High attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  9. Ability to work well under pressure.
  10. Strong interpersonal skills.
  11. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google software, electronic databases, e-mail, and internet navigation.
  12. Working knowledge of office equipment and security systems.

Education and Experience:

  • Associates degree or better in business administration or related field.
  • Three years of progressively responsible experience providing administrative support to senior or executive level staff.
  • Experience working in a library setting welcomed.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Work is conducted in a normal office setting which provides comfortable lighting, temperature and air conditions. Occasional light lifting, such as three to four reams of paper, four or five books, or other materials (up to 20 pounds) may be required.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices or meeting rooms, e.g. use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations.

How to Apply: Candidates should submit 1) an online application, 2) list of professional references, 3) a cover letter (summarizing why you are interested and the skills and abilities you possess that will enable you to succeed in this position; 4) resume and 5) complete our pre-employment skills test by 11:59pm, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Click on the link below to get started or visit our website at https://ww1.pgcmls.info/website/employment-1297. To be linked directly to the job announcement click here. Immediate hire for the best candidate!

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Librarian for Collection & ILS Systems (full-time, 35hr/week) – Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law – Washington, DC

Position Summary:

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Collection Services Librarian. The successful candidate will join an experienced, committed, andcollegial library staff actively engaged in supporting law school programs, co-curricular activities and faculty scholarship. Theposition offers generous vacation, holiday and retirement benefits.
The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library is located on the campus of The Catholic University of America, the largest university campus in the District of Columbia, and a short Metro ride to downtown D.C. and Capitol Hill.  The campus is ideally situated
in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the most vibrant and exciting communities in the city.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

•Manage all aspects of the library’s catalog and integrated library system (currently Sierra/Innovated Interfaces) including, but not limited to, updates, data indexing and monitoring system performance.
• Provide administration of the Library’s Electronic Resources Management systems.
• Manage receipt and processing of all library materials.  Performing complex cataloging tasks and bibliographic problem-solving. Manage batch loading of catalog records. Establish guidelines and procedures for authorities maintenance and database quality control.
• Act as the liaison to vendors that provide resources to the library,
and participate in license management and review.
• Help maintain statistical data for reporting purposes.
• Assist with budget management including the preparation of the annual budget; monitoring budget; and preparing
budget projections.
• Supervises, trains and evaluates the Cataloging/Acquisitions Assistant.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s of Library Science (M.L.S.) degree from an A.L.A. approved library school.
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles, as well as knowledge of integrated cataloging systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two(2)years’ experiencein an academic law library.

How to apply:

forward application, resume, and cover letter with salary requirements as an attachment to (salary expectations are considered part of application process): CUARecruitment@cua.edu. Reference position 102083 in subject line of email

Please do not include photos on resumes and save documents with first/last names.
All applicants must be supportive of the mission and vision of The Catholic University of America. Position open until filled.

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Middle School Library Assistant – Gilman School – Baltimore, MD

Position Summary:

Gilman School, a leading Kindergarten through 12th grade independent day school for boys, is seeking a full-time (10 month), creative, organized, and collaborative Library Assistant for the Middle School Library. The responsibilities for this position include assisting in day to day library activities including, but not limited to, checkout, shelving, maintaining heavily used physical space; handling circulation duties, including reports and overdue notices; and managing periodical subscriptions.

The ideal candidate must have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with students and adults; excellent oral and written communication skills; organizational skills with attention to detail; encourage an atmosphere that is welcoming to students and conducive to study; commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community; good customer service skills; and a willingness to keep up with changing technologies.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Technologically experienced.
  • Knowledge of Google products
  • Expertise in technology implementation, specifically the iPad.
  • Database management experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills appropriate for various age groups.
  • Great at multitasking with the ability to handle multiple projects at once.
  • Team player.
  • Self-starter with initiative.
  • Ability to endure physical tasks associated with maintaining books and equipment, including carrying and shelving books, and pushing book carts.
  • Previous library experience, preferred.

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Library Media Specialist – Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School – Baltimore, MD

The Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School in the historic Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, MD is seeking an energetic and collaborative librarian to manage our library operations and deliver high-quality library services to our students.  Our school has a vibrant and dedicated volunteer program that assists the librarian in day-to-day tasks of the library, such as re-shelving books, cataloging new items, and circulating materials.

This position will be offered on a full-time or part-time schedule, dependent on the candidate.  Maryland Educator certification is not required to be employed as a direct-hire contractor by The Mount Royal School.  However, in order to be hired as an employee of the Baltimore City Public Schools District as a librarian/media specialist, the candidate must have a teaching certificate and be a certified Library Media Specialist.

This position is part of an expedited hiring process.  The interviewing process will begin the week of July 23, 2018 with the expectation of extending an offer to the right candidate by August 1, 2018.

A Master’s degree in library sciences, education, or related field is required.  Degree must be from an accredited college or institution.

Recent graduates encouraged to apply!

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Jaime Blanck at mount.royal.library.66@gmail.com

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User Experience Librarian – University of Maryland – College Park, MD

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Discovery and Metadata Services Department Head, the User Experience Librarian coordinates the Libraries’ user experience efforts across Library resources and spaces. This new position will cultivate relationships with the Libraries’ various user communities, and utilize information gathered from these relationships, as well as data gathered from Library systems, to identify and prioritize users’ needs as they pertain to the Libraries’ resources. The User Experience Librarian would act as a bridge between subject liaisons, Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI), and Library users. This position would utilize data collected from our users as well as from our systems in order to evaluate and shape the Libraries’ tools, systems, and metadata to best serve our users. Working collaboratively, the incumbent will be responsible for initiating and implementing programming, activities, and projects designed to improve the overall user experience of the Libraries. S/He will represent the department as a member of the Web Advisory Committee, collaborating across divisions and departments in order to help promote a seamless user experience for staff and users.

As a member of the Library faculty, the incumbent has an obligation to remain professionally informed and acquire new skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to improve work processes, sharing them with appropriate colleagues. The incumbent is encouraged to attend professional development offerings in the areas related to assigned responsibilities and engage in service and scholarship opportunities as appropriate.
Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

  • Master’s degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or similar credentials, or a bachelor’s degree with equivalent professional experience in the area of focus.

Experience:

  • Knowledge of website design, development, implementation, standards, and accessibility/usability guidelines.
  • Knowledge of common web usability testing techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a congenial team environment and to interact effectively with a broad variety of staff within and outside of Collection Services.

Preferences:

Experience:

  • 2-3 years relevant professional experience.
  • Demonstrated success applying user experience methodologies such as focus groups and ethnographic research.
  • Experience working in a library or educational environment.
  • Familiarity with web content management systems, APIs, and/or web analytics.
  • Knowledge of interaction design, user interface design, and/or graphic design.
  • Familiarity with various software used for conducting usability testing and analysis.
  • Coursework in user experience research methods.

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Data Editor – National Public Radio (NPR) – Washington, DC

NPR in Washington DC is seeking an experienced, talented, and knowledgeable Data Editor to work on the Visuals team in the NPR newsroom. You’ll report original stories, contribute data analysis and reporting for other newsroom projects, and collaborate on data visualizations for our digital platforms. You’ll also provide leadership to a growing Visuals team, collaborate on projects, and bring experience with new approaches and methodologies. The Data Editor will build strong relationships and problem-solving collaborations across the newsroom, member stations, our partners, and the public media community.

Responsibilities:

  • Function as a thought leader and problem solver for the Visuals team, newsroom, and member stations
  • File, on average, one to two data-based stories a month either initiated by you or in collaboration with the newsroom
  • Produce visuals for those stories as well, depending on the complexity and working with our team
  • Lead and own data collection processes and standards to ensure data consistency
  • Maintain databases or loading pipelines for frequently used datasets
  • Familiar with wide variety of data sources and their respective strengths and pitfalls
  • Explain best practices and tools for data reporting and storytelling to collaborators
  • Provide and collaborate on best practices and multi-format investigative stories with the data visualization team, photo team, and the video team

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent; journalism and/or computer science degree preferred

Required Skills

  • Leadership skills and a pragmatic approach to journalism and investigative storytelling
  • Flexibility and aplomb required to respond quickly to data-focused journalism of active stories in the news along with the persistence required to find the story
  • Collaborate and educate colleagues who have varying levels of understanding of data reporting, approaches, and methodologies
  • Experience with data analysis and reporting methods, such as working with pivot tables, loading structured data into a database, exploratory charting and generating summary statistics. You might use software like Excel, Google Spreadsheets, PostgreSQL, Pandas and Jupyter Notebook
  • Familiarity with Pythonic web frameworks, such as Flask or Django
  • Working knowledge of front-end JavaScript visualization libraries, such as D3.js, Leaflet, or Mapbox
  • Familiarity with quantitative journalism best-practices
  • Experience in using, applying, and the culture of Agile and Lean methodologies

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Federal Library Clerk – Library Systems and Services – Library or Congress Washington, DC

Library Systems & Services (LS&S) is seeking full time (40 hrs/week)  Library Clerks at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The Library Clerk works under the direct supervision of the Librarian and Library Technician at the main circulation desk. This position will float between the John Adams Building, Thomas Jefferson Building and James Madison Building on Capitol Hill.

Responsibilities:

• Issuing library cards,
• Explaining library rules and borrowing procedures,
• Recording information such as reports of lost or damaged items,
• Requests for materials, and overdue materials and refers this information to Library Technician or Librarian.
• Contacts borrowers by telephoning or issuing overdue notices, shelves books, magazines, and other materials under supervision of Library Technician or Librarian
• Accesses and enters limited routine information in automated database
• Performs routine clerical duties such as referring callers or visitors to appropriate staff, and assists Library Technician with processing duties such as labeling and stamping and preparing materials such as posters or book lists for events

Qualifications:

• High school diploma/GED required
• Previous experience working with an integrated library system, preferably Voyager, preferred
• Familiarity with the Library of Congress’ Classification System preferred
• Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Windows, with the ability to perform basic data entry required
• Effective written and verbal communication skills with superior attention to detail
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team
• Must be capable of performing tasks involving moderate to heavy lifting (20 – 30 lbs.), pulling and pushing book trucks and tubs,  standing, stooping and bending

LS&S is an EOE; Veterans/Disability

LS&S is the premier and most respected provider of library management and data services to state and federal Government Agencies.  We partner with our library clients to provide world class service and professional expertise; protecting their library investment.  With a proven track record, we utilize a team approach – providing accountable, unique and responsive solutions to delight library users.  With already over 80 locations across the United States, LS&S is on a rapid growth pattern with plans for expanding our business.

Requisition ID : 1384
Nine Positions Available

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Federal Library Technician – Library Systems & Services- Library of Congress Washington, DC

Library Systems & Services (LS&S) is seeking full time Library Technicians at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. This position will float between the John Adams Building, Thomas Jefferson Building and James Madison Building on Capitol Hill.

Responsibilities:

• Provides information service, such as answering questions regarding card catalogs, and assists in the use of bibliographic tools, such as Library of Congress catalog
• Performs routine cataloging of library materials
• Files cards in catalog drawers according to system used
• Answers routine inquiries, and refers persons requiring professional assistance to Librarian
• Verifies bibliographic information on order requests
• Works or directs workers in maintenance of stacks or in section of department or division, such as ordering or receiving section of acquisitions department, card preparation activities in catalog department, or limited loan or reserve desk operation of circulation department

Qualifications:

• High school diploma or GED. Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Previous library experience preferred
• Experience using Voyager Integrated Library System (ILS) preferred
• General Microsoft Suite knowledge
• Careful attention to detail
• Ability to sit and stand for extended periods
• Must be capable of performing tasks involving moderate to heavy lifting (20 – 30 lbs.), pulling and pushing book trucks and tubs, standing, stooping and bending

LS&S is an EOE; Veterans/Disability

LS&S is the premier and most respected provider of library management and data services to state and federal Government Agencies.  We partner with our library clients to provide world class service and professional expertise; protecting their library investment.  With a proven track record, we utilize a team approach – providing accountable, unique and responsive solutions to delight library users.  With already over 80 locations across the United States, LS&S is on a rapid growth pattern with plans for expanding our business.

Three Positions Available

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