Reference Librarian (with Spanish) at the National Library Service (NLS) – Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Responsibilities

The position serves as a Reference Librarian at the National Library Service (NLS) division within the Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (LC). The position reports directly to the Head, Reference Section.

The Reference Librarian provides customer service directly to NLS constituents and serves in the specialized areas of blindness, physical disabilities, and library services to and for individuals who are blind or print disabled.

The Reference Librarian responds to English- and Spanish-speaking callers and email inquiries. Services are primarily rendered by electronic correspondence and via telephone.

Performs customer service functions in the Braille Reading Download (BARD) service for Spanish-speaking patrons and WebREADS systems. Requests originate from the blind and print disabled patrons and NLS network libraries serving them; national and international academic, research, and scientific institutions; the professional and business communities; veterans; and from the general public.

Effectiveness in personal contacts and clarity and conciseness in oral and written communication are requirements for this position.

Serving as a reference librarian, responds to English- and Spanish-speaking callers and email inquiries. Performs customer service functions in the Braille Reading Download (BARD) service for Spanish-speaking patrons and WebREADS systems for these patrons. Shares a phone schedule with other reference librarians within the Section.

Responds to reference inquiries assigned by the head of the section. Applies knowledge of standard methods and techniques, concepts and principles of bibliographic resources, including automated databases and other digital resources, and principles of librarianship in rendering reference, referral and literature searching service to NLS consumers, NLS staff, Members of Congress, government agencies, regional and sub-regional libraries, researchers, veterans, and the public. Prepares correspondence in reply to reference inquires, conducts reference interviews, and communicates with patrons via email and telephone.

Provides current awareness to designated NLS staff to keep them informed of new publications and developments in their specific areas of interest. Provides a similar service, on a wide range of subjects of concern to blind and print disabled individuals, for libraries that serve them and interested professionals.

May be asked to participate in workshops, conferences, and in the NLS exhibit program to explain NLS services to professional organizations serving, and consumer groups of, blind and print disabled persons. Conduct tours of the NLS headquarters and to provide other oral presentations to staff and visitors about current program activities. Participates in assignments to support internal Library or NLS activities.

Exercises initiative, tact, and flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of constituents ranging from students to experts in their fields. The incumbent’s in-depth knowledge of the NLS program and its automated systems and services will be used to assist English- and Spanish-speaking inquiries. The Reference Librarian plans and carries out successive steps, and resolves problems that arise in accordance with instructions, policies previous training and accepted library practices. Completed work is usually reviewed by the section head for technical soundness, appropriateness to the needs of the library and its clientele and conformity to policy and requirements.

Compiles current information on services, legislation, resources, etc. pertaining to blind and print disabled individuals. Prepares (English) compilations of materials in established and digital formats for reference guides for individuals, libraries and organizations. Prepares indexes and similar tools to aid in the use of the reference collection. Participates in the production of informational materials such as brochures, flyers, fact sheets and directories. Translates select English NLS reference guides into “Universal Spanish”.

Spanish scripts for two NLS voicemail and phone services. Retrieves Spanish voicemail messages from callers and replies to those calls.

The position description number for this position is 390284.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Ability to provide reference and research services.**
  • Knowledge of library resources for the blind, visually impaired, and disabled community.
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.
  • Ability to plan and carry out reference service.**
  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish to perform customer service.**
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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Research Specialist – Document Delivery – Virtual, USA or Canada

LAC Group is seeking a full-time, Research Specialist – Document Delivery, to work virtually for our Library as a Service (LaaS) platform. The Research Specialist will join a team of researchers in staffing a busy and diverse virtual research desk, performing and managing requests for legal, corporate, business development and other research from LaaS clients. All research and communication will be performed online and by phone, using both paid databases and open sources. The Research Specialist will report directly to the Senior Director of Research Services and work with research analysts to complete research requests in a timely, professional, and cost effective manner. Research will be delivered directly to clients using a virtual reference desk platform.

This is a full-time, benefited virtual position that can work from any location in the US or Canada. The hours for this role are 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET or 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM PT. This is an entry-level position focused on case and docket pulls, literature searches, public records searches, document procurement, and other general duties to support the research team.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform case pulls and literature searches;
  • Perform docket pulls and searches (state and federal)
  • Participate in basic legal research including corporate filings and public record searches;
  • Responsible for accurate document ordering;
  • Communicate progress and research findings directly to client, clearly and concisely;
  • Keep Senior Director apprised of research activities, client concerns, and issues that arise in the course of research;
  • Other duties as the arise according to client requests

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years previous experience is desired;
  • Previous experience working in a law firm is preferred;
  • MLS/MLIS preferred, though work experience or a similar or related degree may take the place of MLS/MLIS;
  • Legal research skills including but not limited to docket and case law research (both state and federal), secondary sources, and practice guidance
  • Experience with corporate and business development research including gathering information from diverse sources;
  • Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication
  • Superior organizational skills, particularly with delivering concisely formatted and organized deliverables
  • Strong verbal and writing skills, with a keen eye to detail and presentation
  • Google Suite experience a plus

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2ZxhcQ0

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Digital Initiatives and Metadata Librarian – HOLLINS UNIVERSITY, Roanoke, VA

The Wyndham Robertson Library at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Digital Initiatives and Metadata Librarian. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

The Digital Initiatives and Metadata Librarian has the following responsibilities:

  • Administers the library’s digital content initiatives by establishing and managing repository policies, standards, and workflows for digitization, metadata creation, metadata and digital asset management, and preservation of those objects and data.
  • Creates, normalizes, and maintains original metadata records for analog, digitized, and born-digital objects.
  • Leads the library metadata team in developing a consistent approach to metadata creation, organization, and normalization in order to improve findability of library resources across platforms.
  • Promotes the library’s digital initiatives, including the institutional repository and digital exhibits, and builds partnerships across campus to embed digital projects within curriculum and scholarship through teaching and consultation.
  • Actively participates in and fosters an environment that supports diversity and inclusion.
  • Serves as a liaison librarian to 1-2 academic departments with responsibility for teaching students to critically engage in the discovery and use of information, connecting faculty and students with resources to advance their scholarship and creative work, and collaborating with faculty to strengthen the academic community.

Successful candidates must meet these required qualifications:

  • A Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS) or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated application of at least two of the areas below, with demonstrated interest and aptitude in learning additional standards, tools, and formats as needed:
    – Descriptive standards (RDA, AACR2, DCRM, DACS, VRA Core, Dublin Core, etc.)
    – Structural standards (MARC, MODS, METS, EAD, etc.)
    – Markup data formats and languages (JSON, CSV, XML, etc.)
    – Controlled vocabularies (LCSH, LCNAF, AAT, etc.)
    – Tools for batch data normalization and transformation (XSLT, MarcEdit, OpenRefine, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of a digital repository.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for digitization of materials in a variety of formats and management of digital assets and associated data throughout their lifecycle.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Prior success in planning, coordinating, and implementing effective programs, complex projects, and services with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and to providing cross-functional library services in a rapidly changing environment.

Preferred applicants will have:

  • Experience with Alma, Primo, OCLC Connexion, bepress Digital Commons, Omeka, and/or JSTOR Forum.
  • Understanding of copyright and related rights and how they are applied in a digital library setting.
  • Experience with teaching and/or training.

The university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion:

Hollins University is committed to the core values of diversity and inclusion.  Applications are sought from members of underrepresented populations and those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations.  Candidates are encouraged to comment, either in their cover letter or in a separate statement, on how their writing, research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance the institution’s efforts to support these values and an increasingly diverse student population.

Application instructions:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu.  Review of applications will begin Dec. 6, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Electronic Resources Management Specialist – American University Library, Washington, DC

Summary/Objective

The Electronic Resources Management Specialist works independently within the Electronic Resources and Serials Unit to provide support for all of the Library’s electronic resources, including journals, databases, e-books, datasets, and aggregator collections via the library’s Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS), OCLC WorldShare, LibGuides, and EZProxy. The position’s primary responsibilities include data maintenance of resource and license records in the ERMS and OCLC WorldShare, management of e-resource usage data collection and reporting, maintaining archival units for the LOCKSS server, updating EZProxy stanzas as needed, and working with the appropriate staff to troubleshoot end-user access issues.

This position provides direct support for the library’s growing electronic collections, which currently represent approximately 80% of the library’s $7M+ materials budget. Electronic resource collections support student and faculty research from across campus, as well as from any remote location with sufficient Internet access. As the university expands, its global and distance learning programs and emphasis on research activities and initiatives, the library’s e-collections will be an important service component to ever growing populations of users and adds ever growing complexity to carrying out the position responsibilities. Electronic resources are accessed by students and faculty 24/7.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

35 hours/week

Salary Range

$22.42-$22.73/hour

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing programs, and the Internet. Basic understanding of information technology systems, including networks and Internet browsers.
  • Initiative and desire to learn.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience with library resources, systems, and services, specifically library databases and electronic journal collections, link resolvers, ERMS (Ex Libris Alma), and library information technology. Experience with web programming and coding (JavaScript, HTML, CSS).

Apply online: https://careers.american.edu/Staff/job/Washington-Electronic-Resources-Management-Specialist-%285676%29-DC-20016/607585300/

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Special Collections Technician – Catholic University of America

Overview

The Special Collections Technician is responsible for answering routine reference questions using Special Collections resources; assist in the development of exhibits and displays; undertake collection processing; administer archival training and educational institutes; administrative assistance to Special Collections; manage the Archives office; control Special Collections supplies inventory; supervise student workers and volunteers.

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative assistance by filing and maintaining office records as well as obtaining supplies as needed.
  • Provide reference and referral assistance to inquirers, visitors and Special Collections users, including duplication services such as digital scans, photocopies and photographs.
  • Supervise student workers, practicum students, and volunteers as needed, including collecting employee time sheets and monitoring employee schedules to help maintain proper staffing and service levels.
  • Assist with the processing of Catholic University records and manuscript collections, including audiovisual records, in order to produce finding aids.
  • Assist with rare books and museum accessions, loans, and exhibits.
  • Coordinate with maintenance staff and Special Collections to maintain cleanliness and repair of archives facilities and space.
  • Coordinate and provide support for Special Collections programs:  receptions, conferences, training sessions, exhibits, and teaching institutes.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with two (2) years office administrative experience.
  • Familiarity with word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Experience in using a/v materials, computers, and databases.
  • Courteous and professional manner.
  • Interpersonal skills, including tact and discretion.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Knowledge of general office equipment, practices and procedures.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Versatility and flexibility; ability to establish priorities.
  • Understanding and interest in Archives.
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Business & Legal Research Analyst – Washington, DC

DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results-oriented people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have exceptional problem-solving skills.

If you are a highly talented Business & Legal Research Analyst interested in working closely with clients, attorneys and paralegals, we want to hear from you!

Relocation is available in accordance with the firm’s policy.

The research analyst team is at the leading edge of the firm with regard to identifying and harnessing the power of new legal research technologies and platforms. The department’s commitment to continuing education guarantees that the team champions and uses the best resources for solving today’s complex research needs while saving clients’ money.

The business & legal research analyst position provides research expertise and analysis to lawyers, paralegals and staff. Candidates must be able to quickly evaluate all research inquiries to determine the best methods and resources necessary to complete each request. This position requires the ability to prioritize requests, analyze results, compile answers and communicate research findings in a clear and concise manner. The business & legal research analyst may perform training and conduct outreach activities at the local office level.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Library/Information Services
  • 3 years’ experience conducting research
  • Experience performing extensive research using tools (such as Westlaw and Lexis Advance, and specialized tools such as CapIQ, Bloomberg Law, CCH Cheetah, Intelligize, Courtlink, Pitchbook, etc.
  • Experience in data analytics, artificial intelligence, and quantitative legal prediction databases such as Casetext CARA, Lex Machina, Docket Navigator Compass, TR Intelligence Center, Ravel Law, etc.
  • Good research skills required to conduct research on a variety of legal and business topics
  • Specialized knowledge relating to specific legal practice areas (e.g., IP, Finance, Tax, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of federal legislative and regulatory research
  • Good with curation systems such as Manzama or Linex
  • Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys, clients and staff
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates
  • Willing to work after normal hours and/or weekends when required

Preferred Requirements:

  • 3 years of experience conducting research in a law firm environment

What will your day look like?
You will conduct research and/or fact-checking in a wide range of topical areas including, but not limited to, legal, business/corporate, patent and IP, public records, legislative history, medical and news/media. You will compile research results, summarize data and communicate methodology and results clearly, and use critical thinking to analyze each request to identify the best research resources for efficient and cost-effective resolutions. You will work extensively with research staff, information technology, attorneys and administrative staff to maximize knowledge sharing and improve integration among information systems in the organization. You will also conduct local office orientation for new hires and will assist with the training of attorneys and staff on the effective use of legal and business research resources.

You will also explain the operation of the research department and market library services and resources. You will participate in the regular review and evaluation of new and existing electronic resources, with an eye toward improved service and research efficiency. You will also demonstrate a commitment to continuing education by attending workshops and webinars for professional development and regularly review professional literature. You will align with specific practice groups to support their long-term goals, business development, competitive intelligence and resource needs.

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Archives Assistant – The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

The Kennedy Center is the nation’s cultural center and living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., the Center presents more than 2,000 performances each year across all genres, and is also home to artistic affiliates Washington National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.

Mission Statement: As the nation’s performing arts center, and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, we are a leader for the arts across America and around the world, reaching and connecting with artists, inspiring and educating communities. We welcome all to create, experience, learn about, and engage with the arts.

Job Description:

The Archives Assistant provides administrative support and serves as the first point of contact for inquiries to the newly-established Kennedy Center Archives. Administrative duties include responding to internal and external requests, scheduling, keeping supplies stocked, processing invoices and expense reports, and logistics such as coordinating the transfer of archival materials to and from various off-site locations. Under the direction of the Lead Archivist and/or Processing Archivist, completes basic archival tasks such as inventorying unprocessed collections, data entry, rehousing archival materials, digitizing archival assets, and other special projects as needed.

With the approaching 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Center in 2021, the Archives Assistant will have an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to the building of an important institutional program that manages thousands of unique and irreplaceable archival records, raises the profile of the collections, and ensures ongoing preservation of the Center’s legacy. Once fully established, the Archives will provide information and historical documentation to serve the work of the organization, including artistic programming, marketing, social media, public relations, fundraising, and outreach.

Duties and Responsibilities:

40%    Assist with administrative functions and daily operations including but not limited to: scheduling meetings and/or research appointments; monitoring and ordering supplies; keeping office files and records current and in an orderly manner; processing contracts, requisitions, and purchase orders in a timely manner; and coordinating the physical transfer of archival materials to and from off-site.

40%    Provide archival processing assistance: inventorying incoming collections in a variety of formats, data entry, rehousing archival materials, digitizing archival assets, physically shifting collections, exhibits research, and other special projects as needed, particularly leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Center in 2021.

20%    Request fulfillment: monitors the dedicated Archives email account and serves as first point of contact for research questions and requests (internal and external); maintains usage statistics; assists users in locating archival resources.

N/A     Responds to the needs and requests of Kennedy Center management and staff in a professional and expedient manner; Adheres to all employer policies and procedures; Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years’ experience in office administration and/or project management, preferably in a related position or field.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Strong command of basic office tools such as: word processing, spreadsheets, email, file sharing, content management systems, and electronic calendar systems.
  • Previous work experience or training in a library, archives, and/or performing arts environment preferred
  • Legible handwriting and ability to carefully handle fragile materials in a variety of formats preferred

Who You Are:

  • Demonstrably detail-oriented with strong organizational skills: able to categorize information and/or objects efficiently and accurately; able to effectively juggle competing deadlines and complex assignments.
  • Able to follow written and spoken directions with a high degree of accuracy and independence: able to comprehend and synthesize complex information, and to apply previously learned concepts to new situations. Strong writing and speaking skills: able to communicate clearly and accurately.
  • Flexibility and high tolerance for uncertainty and change; able to consistently remain focused and externally calm in the face of challenging and/or quickly evolving requests or situations
  • Demonstrated aptitude for and openness to learning new skills and tools as needed; able to trouble-shoot minor tech issues and escalate as needed (computers, printers, scanners, applications, internet connection, etc.).

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Adult Corrections Facility Librarian – State of Maryland

This is a state-wide recruitment and the resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies within the MD Department of Labor throughout the State. All persons interested in this classification should apply at this time to be placed on the eligible list. This list will be valid for one year. Applicants must submit a new application if applying to any other recruitments of this classification at a different agency.

Main Purpose Of Job

This position manages the provision of library and information services in MCPRS, ECI-W library branch using current library practices; develops and manages collection; provides reference services and aids patrons in the development of information seeking and finding skills; promotes the use of the program; assures access and delivery of library services within the facility/facilities.

POSITION DUTIES

Delivery of Service- Open and operate the library in accordance with a standard operating schedule and in conformity with Correctional Education Library policies and procedures and Division of Correction regulations. Develop programs to meet the information and reentry needs of inmates.Planning- Plan for the implementation, promotion, and delivery of services that meet the needs of the full institutional population. Design institutional procedures to ensure increasing usage, access, and information delivery. Develop collection based on population needs, mission of correctional education, and reentry needs of inmates.Record Keeping- Maintain all records in compliance with library policy, meeting departmental standards for accessibility, uniformity, and confidentially. Prepare written reports monthly.Program Evaluation- Evaluate monthly statistics and set goals to improve usage where it is incongruent with the size of the institutional population or lower than usage in other Correctional Education libraries of similar size.Management – Recruit, train, and supervise inmate aides to work in the library in accordance with Correctional Education library goals and objectives. Participate in professional development learning opportunities to assure that skills are consistent with current library practice and with information retrieval and delivery techniques.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of appropriate educational credentials as determined by the Maryland State Board of Education.Experience: None

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1. One year of professional library experience.
2. Knowledge of current media center practices, computer, and electronic technologies; skill in providing a variety of media services to a diverse customer base; skill in managing multiple tasks; ability to work as a team member; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to lift and move materials and equipment.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Librarians in State operated school programs are required to acquire and maintain certification in the State of Maryland per Section 6-101 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.12.01.03B(2). Applicants recommended for appointment will be required to complete an Authorization and Verification of Credentials. Information on requirements for certification and procedures for application may be obtained from the Maryland State Board of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (Department of Labor /DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to Department of Labor /DUI as a result of an unemployment insurance overpayment and/or fraud.  Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Candidates should have knowledge of the principles and practices of adult education; knowledge of instructional planning and teaching methods; skill in the use of assessment instruments; ability to develop appropriate educational goals and objectives; ability to establish and maintain an effective learning environment; ability to communicate effectively; both orally and in writing.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employees in this classification are subject to Substance Abuse Testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.  All potential applicants shall be screened for security purposes prior to being offered a position.  This screening is a routine procedure for all employees required to work in State Correctional Institutions and shall consist of fingerprinting, credit check and background investigation by the Maryland State Police.  Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act is required.  Department of Labor Correctional Education Program operates in Maryland state correctional facilities in partnership with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS).As an employee of this Program, you must strictly adhere to the DPSCS’s Standards of Conduct and Internal Administrative Disciplinary Process.  Any violation of those standards may subject you to DPSCS disciplinary measures, including the barring of your entry from State correctional facilities. Should this occur, Department of Labor may then remove you from your position and, if there are no comparable positions available for which you are qualified and from which you have not been barred, your employment may be terminated.

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Library Services Coordinator – American Psychological Association, Washington, DC

Coordinates media and digitization projects while working with staff to help acquire, prepare, and organize library and archive materials.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s degree
3 years of experience working in a library/archives or related field (preferred)

COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED (including level of expertise):

  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Professional
  • Digitizing and recording equipment

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide library assistance to staff and visitors.
    • Perform basic database and catalog instructions
    • Handle in-person and telephone/email inquiries, process requests for research materials.
    • Retrieve materials from the archive for staff and researchers.
  • Supervise the physical library and archive space.
    • Manage the library computer workstations and maintain the stacks in good order.
    • Oversee the circulation of books and other materials.
  • Work within the library database to help input, organize, evaluate, and describe information.
  • Maintain the photo and film digitizing equipment.
    • Assist in creating and maintaining digitizing projects.
    • Coordinate media production of audio and videotaped interviews of APA historical figures and coverage of APA events.
  • Participates in short- and long-term library and archive projects.

Other Duties as Assigned

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates must apply online through APA’s applicant system and attach a resume and cover letter specifying your salary expectations. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please make sure to check your Spam folder if you do not receive an email from

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CHIEF OF HUMAN RESOURCES –Library Headquarters, MD

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY invites applications for the position of Chief of Human Resources.  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.   

CAREER STAFF:   CHIEF OF HUMAN RESOURCES –Library Headquarters

  • Grade 24MA – Fulltime – 75 hours/biweekly
  • Salary Range:  $84,255 – $148,692    (Offer based on experience)

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

  • RESPONSIBILITIES:   Performs advanced professional senior managerial level work in planning for and directing the Library System’s personnel, benefits, and training programs. Work involves: recruitment and staffing with qualified personnel; establishment and enforcement of personnel policy; preparation of the annual operating budget for personnel; maintenance of the classification plan; management of a performance evaluation system; administration of the benefits plans; oversight of training and staff development; responsible for compliance with federal and state law related to employment and employee benefits; organization structure and development; employee relations and staff recognition; diversity initiatives; volunteer program; and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) management. These responsibilities involve important obligations in representing the System before the Board of Trustees, funding agencies, and community groups.  
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Possession of a Master’s degree in Human Resources, Public or Business Administration from an accredited institution, at least 7 years’ experience in planning and directing human resources activities in the public sector with a minimum of 100 full-time employees, and 5 years supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience (as defined above) that has provided a broad-based and comprehensive knowledge of human resources functions as outlined in the job description.
  • 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 Form to humanresources@aacpl.net.  To download the AACPL employment application form and job description (Library Information/ Job Announcement) visit our website at http://www.aacpl.net.  All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., November 22, 2019.
  • TIMETABLE:  Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted no later than November 27, 2019.  Interviews will be tentatively scheduled during the week of December 1 and/or December 8, 2019. Tentative start date will be mid-to late January 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, sex, 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 at 410-222-7107, (www.mdrelay.org). November/2019

 

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