Library Technicians – LAC Federal – Washington DC

LAC Federal is seeking Library Technicians to work on-site at a major Federal library in the Washington, DC.  We are seeking technicians to work in one of four technical service areas: accessioning of new acquisition, collections maintenance, serials bindery and preservation, and inventory management.  Must show strong attention to detail and an ability work without direct supervision. Staff are need who can work nights and weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS

  •  6 months of prior experience working in a law library of over 500,000 volumes (preferred) or similar experience at any library
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and organize large quantities of materials
  • Experience retrieving and refiling library materials according to the Library of Congress Classification System.
  • Demonstrated experience in at least one of the four (4) library technical services areas (accessioning, collections maintenance, preservation, inventory control).
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are proficient in at least one foreign language and who are able transliterate using Romanization tables.

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

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Assistant Project Managers – LAC Federal – Washington DC

LAC Federal is seeking Assistant Project Managers to work at a major Federal library in the Washington, DC area overseeing a dynamic and geographically disperse team of library technicians and material handlers in a high demand environment.  Each Assistant Project Manager will have responsibility for one of four technical areas including accessioning of new acquisition, collections maintenance, serials bindery and preservation, and inventory management.  Must have strong technical background in supervising and managing the work of library technicians, clerks, and other staff and have the ability to write standard operating procedures, manuals and statistical reports using databases and spreadsheets such as Microsoft Access and Excel.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2 years of prior experience working in a law library of over one million volumes
  • 2 years of prior experience in one of the four technical areas (accessioning, collections maintenance, serials bindery/preservation, inventory management).
  • Demonstrated experience in reviewing the work of others as well as library technical services (circulation, retrieval, collection maintenance).
  • 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
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are proficient in at least one foreign language and who are able transliterate using Romanization tables.

To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/uPqR4a

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Library Project Manager – LAC Federal – Washington DC

LAC Federal is seeking a Project Manager to work at a major Federal library in the Washington, DC area overseeing a dynamic and geographically disperse team of library technicians and material handlers in a high demand environment.  Must have strong technical background in supervising and managing the work of library technicians, clerks, and other staff and have the ability to write standard operating procedures, manuals and statistical reports using databases and spreadsheets such as Microsoft Access and Excel.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1 year of prior experience working in a law library of over one million volumes
  • 1 year of prior experience working with the Voyager Integrated Library System (ILS)
  • Ability to manage collection maintenance operations
  • At least 1 year 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

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/TvMh1V

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Juán-Pabló González’s Post on Society of American Archivists blog

Juán-Pabló González, LIS Student, Archives Graduate Library Pre-professional (GLP) and president of the Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Juán-Pabló González, reflects on his first year in the LIS program in a blog post on the SAA web page as part of the Student Experience Series. You can read Juán-Pabló post here.

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Law Librarian – LAC Federal – Alexandria, VA

LAC Federal is seeking an experienced Law Librarian for a part time role with a federal agency in Alexandria, VA. The Librarian will manage and track legal document workflows, and create and populate legal and administrative forms in Adobe, Microsoft Word, InfoPath and other tools. This is a 6 month part time position (15-20 hours a week).

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Knowledge Management using SharePoint to support office staff
  • Create and maintain digital libraries containing relevant documents and articles on specific legal topics
  • Train staff on the use of the KM tools and other information products
  • Provide research assistance.

Qualifications

  • Education Qualifications:
    • Juris Doctor (JD) degree

OR

  • Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a Special Certificate in Law Librarianship

OR

  • Two years in a professional law library
  • Minimum of 2 years administering, maintaining, and updating a knowledge management system (SharePoint strongly preferred)
  • Proven ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situation
  • Prior experience with federal criminal law and litigation
  • A solid understanding of legal documentation
  • Candidate may substitute 3 years of work of experience managing a knowledge management system for the above Education Qualifications provided they also have:
    • Three years of equivalent professional level experience working as a law librarian;

OR

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university

OR

  • Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved program.
  • Available to start ASAP

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/1ZTndS

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Librarian for English – University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia Library seeks a dynamic, collegial, and highly-skilled professional to serve as the Librarian for English.  As a member of the Arts and Humanities team, the successful candidate will serve as the liaison to the Department of English, and possibly to other departments or programs that align with the candidate’s qualifications, and will be responsible for communication and outreach, research support, and instructional services for those departments. The Librarian for English will also take an active role in digital humanities outreach, working closely with the Library’s Scholars’ Lab and with other digital scholarship units to promote and support new and emerging methods for humanities scholarship. The University of Virginia Library embraces innovation and risk-taking, encourages diversity, and looks for staff who are excited by the prospect of working at a forward-looking library during times of great change.

Responsibilities:

  • Outreach and Engagement: Provide communication and outreach to faculty and students in English and other assigned subject areas, cultivating strong partnerships and seeking opportunities for enhanced collaboration; propose and promote library services that engage new methods of research and scholarship; advocate for sustainable models of scholarly publishing.
  • Research and Scholarship: Provide research assistance to scholars at all levels within assigned subject areas; participate in digital scholarship projects in collaboration with faculty, students, and library colleagues.
  • Teaching and Learning: Provide instruction in a variety of forms (orientations, course-related instruction, workshops); engage with faculty to integrate information, digital, and data literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum.
  • Collections and Content: Assess collections needs in assigned areas; work with the collections management team and the other liaisons to establish priorities, manage approval plans, recommend specific purchases, maintain digital desiderata lists, and promote newly acquired resources.
  • Professional Development: Pursue opportunities to develop library-specific, discipline-specific, or technology-specific skills and expertise.

Qualifications, Required:

  • A graduate degree in English or a closely related field.
  • Experience in arts and humanities research sufficient to demonstrate mastery of methods and practices in those areas.
  • Extensive academic grounding in English or American literature.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the tools and techniques of library research.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and enthusiasm for the possibilities offered by academic librarianship as a profession.
  • Strong understanding of digital humanities tools and methods.
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.

Qualifications, Preferred:

  • Ph.D. in English or a closely related field
  •  An ALA-accredited master’s degree or an international equivalent.
  • Two or more years of relevant experience in an academic/research library.
  • Previous professional experience in a liaison or subject librarian role at a research library.
  • Teaching experience in a college or university setting.
  • Experience with digital humanities tools and methods, such as text-mining, network analysis, and data visualization applications.
  • Working knowledge of a language other than English.
  • Familiarity with scholarly communication and intellectual property issues.

Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/. Search by posting number 0623073, complete the application, and attach a cover letter and resume with contact information for three professional references. For assistance with this process contact Charlotte Albright, Human Resources Business Partner, at (434) 243-3509.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.   

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Lower School Librarian – Gilman School – Baltimore City, MD

THE POSITION

Gilman School seeks a Lower School librarian to teach research and library skills classes to grades K-5, collaborate with colleagues on class projects, manage the library collection and space, and work with the Lower School to promote design thinking and inquiry-based learning in the division.

The librarian is a member of the Department of Libraries and the Lower School Faculty. As an integral member of the Lower School, the librarian regularly attends grade level meetings, collaborates with homeroom and resource teachers, is a member of the LS Head’s support team and is assigned duties as needed. The librarian collaborates on electronic resources, budget issues and scope and sequence with other divisional librarians.   The library is adjacent to the Lower School maker space and the librarian will work with others to incorporate this into the Lower School program. Candidates should have a passion for teaching in ways that integrate print, digital, and hands-on experiences.

A master’s degree in library science is preferred; experience with teaching and technology in a Lower School environment is required.  The salary for this position is very competitive in the Baltimore area.

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates interested in this position should click here to apply online.

GILMAN SCHOOL MISSION

Gilman is a diverse community dedicated to educating boys in mind, body, and spirit through particular emphasis upon academic excellence, athletic participation and aesthetic appreciation.  Gilman seeks to produce men of character and integrity who have the skills and ability to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.

THE SCHOOL

Originally established in 1897 as “The Country Day School for Boys,” Gilman School is rooted in the belief that, in order to build character, school should provide every boy with strong academics and a full-day program that includes afternoon sports.  Today, Gilman educates boys in kindergarten through Grade 12 through a rich, college-preparatory program of offerings in academics, athletics, and the arts.  The school subscribes to the teacher-coach model and takes great pride in the fact that its teachers connect with the students through activities outside the classroom.  Most Gilman teachers are involved in athletics and/or physical education.  Teachers also help to cultivate students’ interests in music and performing arts through a variety of groups, bands, and productions.

Set on a 68-acre campus in the northern part of Baltimore City, the school serves roughly 1000 students in three divisions:  Lower School (K-Grade 5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Upper School (Grades 9-12).  Facilities include separate buildings for each of the three divisions, an Upper School science building, an auditorium, and a shared dining hall.  Athletic facilities include an arena and other gymnasiums, indoor pool, weight room, locker rooms, game and practice fields, tennis courts, and alpine tower.  Gilman has a full-time faculty of nearly 140, and the average class size is 16 students.  A strong coordinate program with two neighboring girls schools—Roland Park Country School and The Bryn Mawr School—provides students in the Upper School with a broad and comprehensive curriculum and with opportunities for coeducational classes on all three campuses.

Gilman School is an equal opportunity employer and educator who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.

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Library Assistant – Special Counsel – Crystal City, VA

Special Counsel has an opening for a library assistant to work at a policy and consumer technology association in Crystal City, VA.  This is a temporary position.  This is a part-time position.

Start: May 2018

Duration: long term temporary role

Hours: This is a part-time role around 20 or 30 hours a week

Pay rate: $16/hr

Location: Crystal City metro station

Responsibilities:

  • Looking for a student enrolled in their MLS or someone who is enthusiastic, interested in technology
  • Looking for a graduate student in Library Science or library background
  • Junior librarian willing to do some clerical and professional work
  • Work will include working on a variety of tasks from shelving magazines to helping with basic organizational projects in general to tagging daily news stories in technology (training provided)

If you are interest in applying to this role, please email your resume and expression of interest to the contact below:

|Yvonne Leaman|
Director of Legal Recruitment

Special Counsel Inc

yvonne.leaman@specialcounsel.com
Telephone: 202.737.3436
Fax: 202.776.0084
1400 Eye Street, N.W. Suite 325
Washington, DC 20005
www.specialcounsel.com

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Reference and Faculty Services Librarian – George Mason University Law Library – Arlington, VA

The George Mason University Law Library, located on the Arlington, Va., campus, invites applicants for the position of Reference and Faculty Services Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:

This position reports to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services. The incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing all library services to faculty; as well as providing professional library services to students, staff, faculty and public patrons. Duties include reference and research services, law student instruction, management of the faculty liaison program, and other duties as assigned. Additional duties include:

  • Provide general reference services by e-mail, telephone, and in-person to students, faculty, staff, alumni, attorneys, and other public patrons; and prepare instructions and research guides (both online and print) to support instruction and reference services;
  • Oversee and coordinate liaison services to full-time faculty and law reviews, and serve as liaison for adjunct faculty members and provide support for them on the Westlaw TWEN course management system;
  • Provide liaison services to designated full-time faculty members:
    • Provide online searches for faculty and facilitate copying of cases, articles and other library materials upon request;
    • Assist faculty with locating print materials in the collection or by ILL or purchase, and also provide assistance in the use of electronic databases;
    • Work as liaison to teaching faculty in the identification, evaluation, and selection of library materials;
    • Create and update faculty and adjunct profiles, biographies, and CVs on the Law School website;
    • Draft and post on the law school website news stories about law school faculty, as needed;
    • Assist with other liaison responsibilities as needed;
  • Serve as coordinator of the law school’s working paper series on the Social Science Research Network; submit and keep updated faculty research papers for online publication and distribution; monitor usage statistics associated with faculty publications; and post original papers to the law school website;
  • Post on the law school website prior to each semester course syllabi, assignments, and related course descriptions and materials for all law school classes and assist faculty in the use of TWEN;
  • Assist with legal instruction in the LRWA (Legal Research, Writing and Analysis) program under the general direction of the Head of Reference and Instructional Services; lecture in selected law school classes on the use of legal and/or historical electronic databases; and participate in other workshops and instructional sessions as needed;
  • Serve as law school representative to the Virginia Law Libraries Digital Collections Consortium for the digitization of Supreme Court of Virginia records and briefs, and oversee the maintenance of the law school’s electronic file of Supreme Court records and briefs;
  • Participate in collection development, including reviewing both print and electronic materials for selection;
  • Obtain Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law passwords for faculty and staff and assist new users in setting up accounts and using databases; and oversee and monitor password lists in Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law in an effort to keep them current;
  • Coordinate with local paralegal class instructors to provide appropriate library services and tours;
  • Participate in professional development including attending conferences and meetings of national, state and regional professional associations. Serve on library and university committees; and
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school, and an M.L.S. or equivalent from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library school;
  • Thorough knowledge of legal bibliography both in print and electronic formats;
  • Academic law library experience providing services to law faculty;
  • Relevant teaching experience;
  • Strong service orientation and organizational abilities;
  • Familiarity with basic HTML;
  • Ability to use a content management system (e.g., MODX , WordPress) to develop and maintain web content; and
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA814z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/42820; complete and submit the online faculty application; and upload a cover letter addressed to Search Committee, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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LIBRARIAN ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE – State of Maryland – MD

Introduction

This is a State-wide recruitment and the resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies within DLLR throughout the State. All persons interested in this classification should apply at this time to be placed on the eligible list. The 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.

GRADE: 9990

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Correctional Pre-Release System (MCPRS) – Jessup, MD

Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI) – Westover, MD

Maryland Correctional Training Center (MCTC) – Hagerstown, MD

Main Purpose Of Job

This position manages the provision of library and information services in MCPRS, ECI-E, and MCTC 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

One year of professional library experience.

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 (DLLR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to DLLR/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.  DLLR’s 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, DLLR 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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS: STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status.

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

DLLR Office of Human Resources
Attn: 18-005896-0001
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101
Baltimore, MD 21201

Fax #: 410-333-5101

email address: Stephanie.dunphy1@maryland.gov

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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