Branch Manager I – Indian Head, MD

Charles County Public Library is a seeking qualified and experienced Branch Manager to coordinate the day-to-day operations and delivery of programs and services of a small branch library; plans; supervises and develops staff; works closely with other Branch Managers for system-wide strategic planning; acts as a Director or Assistant Director as required.


1. Establishes priorities and work schedules for effective utilization of branch staff.

2. Recommends for hire, trains, supervises, coaches and evaluates branch staff.

3. Plans and supervises collection development of branch to ensure collections meet community needs.

4. Analyzes reports, timesheets and branch statistics.

5. Assists customers with a consistently high level of customer service.

6. Handles all funds collected and deposited in the branch.

7. Recommends and implements goals and objectives for the branch.

8. Resolves customer complaints.

9. Communicates and interprets library policies, procedures and rules.

10. Communicates administrative information and decisions to branch staff.

11. Oversees the branch budgets for materials and staff.

12. Participates in developing and implementing short- and long-range strategic plans for the library.

13. Manages special projects as needed.

14. Oversees and coordinates branch security guards.

15. Oversees programming in the branch and assists as needed.

16. Cultivates and maintains relationships with a variety of external library partners and community organizations.

17. Professionally represents the library at community and organizational events that further the Library’s missions and goals.

18. Fulfills continuing education requirements and stays current with library developments.

19. Performs other duties as assigned.


1. MLS degree from ALA accredited library school or BA and coursework towards an MLS

degree to be completed within five years.

2. Three years related experience and increasingly responsible positions in a public library including two years supervisory experience.

3. State of Maryland Certification as Professional Librarian within eighteen months of hire.

4. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Charles County Public Library’s policies and procedures.

5. Ability to act as a representative of Charles County Public Library’s to the public.

6. Thorough knowledge of the library’s integrated library system.

7. Demonstrated knowledge of reference and reader’s advisory procedures.

8. Effective communication and decision-making skills with strong customer focus.

9. Ability to keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate.

10. Demonstrates strong management and leadership skills.

11. Demonstrates sound judgment when making decisions.

12. Knowledge of the library’s collections.

13. Knowledge of effective supervision and development strategies for staff.

14. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, the integrated library system and standard office equipment including cash register and credit card machine, ability to utilize new technology as it relates to the job.

Application Process

Closing Date: 1/18/2019

Candidates should submit an application, cover letter and resume to the email or physical address below.  All information must be submitted by the closing date at 5:00 p.m. via email to or inter-office mail to:

Charles County Public Library 2 Garrett Avenue

La Plata, Maryland 20646

ATTN: Human Resources

Note:  Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide status updates. Each application is carefully reviewed.  If you are selected for a phone or in person interview, you will be contacted directly by the Human Resources Department.  Incomplete applications and documents will not be considered.

Charles County Public Library offers a competitive salary and generous benefits including health insurance and retirement plans.

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Reference Librarian – Greenbelt, MD

LAC Federal seeks a Reference Librarian for a position with a prestigious government library located in Greenbelt, MD. Work will be performed on-site. This is a 27-week assignment for 24 hours each week, candidates must be able to work onsite Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


  • Providing reference assistance, library instruction for print and electronic resources, collection development and the creation of bibliographies.


  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an institution accredited by the ALA; or degree in progress
  • Experience working in a customer service capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills – ability to work well in a team
  • Experience in providing reference services through regular duty at the reference desk and by responding to virtual information requests using a variety of databases
  • Ability to learn quickly, be adaptable, and take on new tasks
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows; Experience with RDA, OCLC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Attention to detail; demonstrated organizational skills.

To apply, please visit:

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Librarian – Alexandria, VA

LAC Group is seeking a Librarian to support a federal library in the Alexandria, VA, area.  The Librarian will provide research, reference, interlibrary loan, cataloging, and training and outreach support for a collection consisting of physical and digital items. This is a long term full-time contract (40 hours per week; Monday – Friday), benefited position.


  • Provide research/reference service both online and in person.
  • Provide cataloging support to ensure that the library’s catalog is accurate and meets the most current standards.
  • Process ILL requests and provide circulation duties for the physical items in the collection
  • Participate in marketing and outreach of the library services.
  • Keep current trends in library technologies and make suggestions that will improve or enhance access to the Library’s online content.
  • Support training by coordinating with vendors and providing direct training to users
  • Assist in collection development and maintenance of the physical and virtual collections.
  • Assist in planning, developing and implementing digital content management solutions and curating the digital collection
  • Other duties include tracking usage statistics, participation in special projects as assigned.


  • Degree in MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Professional knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles, and techniques of librarianship in order to provide effective reference support.
  • Must be team oriented with excellent interpersonal communications skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within the library and with library clientele.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, information-intensive environment


To apply, please visit:

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Cataloging Clerk – Washington, DC

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 find out more and apply, please visit:


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Metadata Specialist – Washington, DC

LAC Group seeks an experienced full-time Metadata Specialist for a position with our client, a prestigious federal library in the Washington DC area. This position is a full-time, benefited position, working on-site at the client’s facility.


  • Guide the development of functional information architecture requirements for Web applications and search, with other team members
  • Develop and manage information architecture for search application, map metadata, and controlled vocabularies to deliver focused, relevant information via site search or browse.
  • Analyze content and advice users on content and metadata to improve findability of content
  • Develop search optimization best practices and strategies
  • Troubleshoot findability issues and recommend actions to improve overall findability
  • Perform relevancy testing and suggest changes for better results


  • An MLS degree or a degree in computer science, or a related field
  • 2-3 years’ experience working with metadata standards and digital objects
  • Experience in search services, and a strong understanding and familiarity with controlled vocabularies and the principles and mechanics of effective information management tools including taxonomy formulation, metadata development, navigation design, and enterprise search.
  • Experience in Office 365 or SharePoint 2016 is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; web-based tools)

If interested, please email your resume to me directly at

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Internship in The U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration – Washington, DC

The U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration is seeking an intern to assist with archival work. Responsibilities will include:

  • Creating inventories
  • Processing paper records
  • Arranging and describing records
  • Research projects
  • Working with electronic records

Qualified applicants should be familiar with archival theories and practices, have strong organizational and communication skills, and be detail oriented.

The internship is for the 2019 spring semester, available for either a stipend or educational credit. Start and end dates, hours, and length of internship are flexible to accommodate school and/or other part-time positions. This is a non-designated position, working with records from both the majority and minority offices.

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter to

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Collection Services Librarian – Catholic University of America – Washington, DC

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, and collegial library staff actively engaged in supporting law school programs, co-curricular activities and faculty scholarship. The position 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.


  • 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.


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’ experience in an academic law library.

To apply, please go to the website:


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Library Technician (temporary) – Washington, DC

LAC Group is seeking a Library Technician for a 2 weeks project at a major Federal library in the Washington, DC area. The Technician will be responsible for the Shelf-reading and Refiling of Materials. This is a 2 weeks project starting ASAP, full-time (40 hours a week; Monday – Friday) no benefits position.


  • Perform correct sequencing of materials
  • Refile correct call number order any items found to be out of order.
  • Tasks to be completed require physical stamina and agility and attention to
  • detail, including:
    • Continuous standing, walking, lifting, bending and stooping to retrieve, re-
    • shelve, shift, and update collections or to adjust shelves and move books
    • from one location to another
    • Pushing/pulling fully loaded book trucks weighing up to 300 pounds
    • Loading and unloading wire baskets or carts with books and unbound
    • materials
    • Balancing on step ladders while pulling, moving, or re-shelving materials
    • on the top shelves
    • Sorting materials in general category order and distributing these materials
    • onto sorting shelves for further arranging
    • Arranging materials on book trucks (in item-specific call number order)
    • from the sorting shelves or distribution trucks
    • Shelving materials of various sizes, weight, and quantities
    • Using hand-wheels to access compact shelving ranges if applicable


  • Must have recent Library Technician experience
  • Experience retrieving and refiling library materials according to the Library of
  • Congress Classification System.
  • Knowledgeable in the correct sequencing of Library of Congress call numbers
  • Experience in refiling a collection in correct call number order any items found to be out of order

To apply, please visit:


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Project Manager – Washington, DC

LAC Group is seeking a Project Manager to work at a major Federal library in the Washington, DC area overseeing a dynamic and geographically dispersed team of library technicians and material handlers in a high demand environment. This is a long term role, full-time (40 hours a week; Monday – Friday) benefited position. Some nights and weekend work are expected for the role.


  • Supervise and manage the work of library technicians, clerks, and other staff
  • Write standard operating procedures, manuals and statistical reports using databases and spreadsheets such as Microsoft Access and Excel.


  • At least 2 years of prior experience working in a large library (at least 500,000 volumes)
  • At least 2 years of working experience with an Integrated Library System (ILS)
  • Ability to manage collection maintenance operations
  • At least 2 years of experience as supervisory training staff, reviewing the work of others
  • Exemplary project-based supervisory skills and experience
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Ability to address performance and personnel issues
  • Ability to compile statistical data to produce daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Available to work on nights and weekends highly preferred

To apply, please visit:

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Librarian with electronic resource management experience – Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a flexible, innovative librarian with electronic resource management experience to join our Acquisitions unit. The Discovery and Electronic Resources Librarian will manage the life cycle of electronic resources and work collaboratively with units throughout the Library and with University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) colleagues to provide accurate access to electronic content and improved discoverability for users. Under the supervision of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver and proactively incorporate new and emerging practices and technology into the electronic resources environment. The Discovery and Electronic Resources Librarian will be a continuous learner who applies expertise developed through work experience and professional development opportunities.

Position Responsibilities:

●      Manages all electronic resources throughout their life cycle;
●      Maintains discovery service, knowledge base, and link resolver;
●      Troubleshoots and resolves access issues for electronic resources;
●      Establishes relationships with vendors, publishers, consortia, and library staff as primary point of contact for electronic resources;
●      Sustains workflows that prioritize a consistent, high quality experience for users by collaborating across library units to research, test, and implement e-resource enhancements;
●      Actively participates in library-wide initiatives to plan and implement projects and services;
●      Stays abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to electronic resources;
●      Performs liaison duties in assigned subject area(s) to promote services and resources to faculty;
●      Trains and supervises student workers to assist with electronic resources projects and workflows;
●      Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

●      ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science; applicants with degree in hand by June 2019 will be considered;
●      Experience supporting electronic resource life cycle activities;
●      Experience evaluating electronic resource use and discovery;
●      Experience managing one or more electronic resources technologies, e.g., EBSCO discovery service, knowledge base, link resolver, ERMS;
●      Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends related to electronic resource management and discovery;
●      Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis including producing reports;
●      Strong commitment to user-focused customer service;
●      Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
●      Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
●      Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

●      Academic library experience;
●      Experience in technical troubleshooting and communicating with vendor technical support operations;
●      Understanding of the relationships between electronic resources management and coordination needed with other library units;
●      Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office;
●      Experience working in a consortium library environment;
●      Demonstrated project management experience;
●      Evidence of establishing and maintaining excellent vendor relationships;
●      Interest and/or experience with usability testing.

About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University It is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of approximately 6,100 FTE.
The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA retirement. Librarians also receive support for professional development. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.
The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Discovery and Electronic Resources Librarian” in the subject line to Melissa Laytham, Assistant Director of Collections and Access Services, at<

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