Online Information Session, Today, August 9 @ 12:30 p.m.








Can’t join us online today, but want to learn more about the programs we offer? We’ll have an open house on September 28 at 6 p.m.

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Archivist for the Archdiocese of Hartford, CT


Position Title:              Archivist        

Department:               Administration

Reports To:                 Chancellor

FLSA CODE:  Exempt

The Archivist for the Archdiocese of Hartford will preserve and administer the historic and artistic collections of the Archdiocese of Hartford.  The Archivist will appraise and edit permanent records and historically valuable documents, and will direct the safekeeping of archival documents and materials.

Essential Functions: 

  • Maintain effective and efficient control in the management of collections and cataloging archives
  • Plan and organize archives by accessing, cataloging, identifying and inventorying of collections
  • Develop and/or update policies and procedures for historic collections for the Chancery archives, as well as for use by other parishes and/or agencies and offices
  • Promote, exhibit, and display items, which are part of the Archdiocesan collection, for public viewing
  • Write and keep documentation and histories on each of the items contained in the collection
  • Assist with or coordinate with Parishes on the transfer of items and/or records
  • Assist with or coordinate with Archdiocesan offices and/or agencies on special programs related to historical materials
  • Prepare a departmental budget for each calendar year in regard to the administration of the department
  • Work closely with the Fiscal Department to facilitate the payment of expenses related to the department
  • Perform other duties and assumes other responsibilities, as assigned

        Administrative Responsibilities

  • Maintains good working relationships and effective communications among all Archdiocesan personnel
  • Ability to work closely with the Chancellor to coordinate all aspects of departmental operations
  • Attend all staff and committee meetings, as necessary


Special Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities 

  • Knowledge and experience relating to the administration of temporal goods and archives
  • Solid academic understanding in theology and Roman Catholic traditions
  • Knowledge of collections management, specifically related to historic and artistic collections
  • Knowledge of local church history as well as a working knowledge of the Archdiocese of Hartford





Basic Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities

 Strong proficiency in Microsoft Applications

Must possess excellent analytical skills

Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices

Must be self-motivated and have the ability to prioritize

Excellent interpersonal communication skills

Ability to present oneself professionally

Excellent record-keeping skills

Ability to work toward and meet project deadlines

Good facilitation skills with ability to conduct presentations and/or meetings

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Ability to adapt to changes in routine or schedule

Demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural parish settings


Educational Requirements:

Qualified candidates must possess a Masters of Library Science with a concentration on Archives Management from an accredited school.

Five or more years of experience working with archival collections; records management theory and practice; or a related field with an emphasis in museum studies, history, anthropology, or art history.  Experience working in a religious environment is preferred.

Compensation: $60K

Benefits: Comprehensive health insurance and other plan benefits available at time of interview

Background: Per the safe environment policy of the Archdiocese of Hartford all applicants should expect to have a criminal background check. 

Deadline for Application: January 31, 2017

For consideration please email: Arlene McSweeney Ed.D. at  with resume.

The Archdiocese of Hartford is responsible for a geographic territory in Connecticut comprised of Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield counties, with an estimated population of more than 700,000 Roman Catholics. The span of the Archdiocese includes 214 parishes, 56 schools and a large nonprofit social services agency, Catholic Charities, which focuses on the needs of children, the family and the elderly in the community. The Archdiocese of Hartford currently has approximately 213 parish priests, 1,311 full or part-time staff for the schools and 550 employees at Catholic Charities. In addition, the Archdiocese of Hartford currently owns approximately 1,100 buildings, publishes its own monthly newspaper, The Catholic Transcript, and owns and operates an office of radio and television.

The Archdiocese’s Central Service Offices, which are co-located at 134 Farmington Avenue in Hartford and at the St. Thomas Seminary and Conference Center in Bloomfield CT, coordinate and oversee the exercise of administrative duties for the Archdiocese of Hartford and currently employ approximately 119 lay staff. The Central Service Offices staff interacts regularly with all constituents of the Archdiocese of Hartford, including the parishes, schools, clergy, the faithful and the entire Ecumenical community at large.

In October 2013 Bishop Leonard Blair was named Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford and was installed on December 16, 2013. 

Strategy and Direction: The Archdiocesan Central Service Offices now seek to strengthen and expand their organizational effectiveness, efficiency and responsiveness to the needs of the parishes, schools, clergy and faithful in the Archdiocese of Hartford. They seek a trained archivist to assist this effort.

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Librarian (part time) – The Primary Day School – Bethesda, MD

The Primary Day School Librarian

Part time, salaried 10 month position

Anticipated Start Date: August 2017

About The Primary Day School:

Founded in 1944, The Primary Day School in Bethesda, Maryland, is a co-educational school serving students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade. We are the only school in the area that focuses exclusively on children in this unique age group, and we do so for a very important reason. These are the most crucial learning years in children’s lives, a time when they are bursting with potential, ready for quantum leaps of development. At Primary Day, everything we do focuses on helping young children flourish—as learners and as people—during this vitally important time of life. The Primary Day School was founded as a demonstration school for the Phonovisual Method, a unique, phonics-based approach to teaching reading and language arts that remains vital to each student’s educational journey today. To learn more about our school and its community, curriculum and traditions please visit

Position Summary:

The person in the position of Librarian serves as an instructional partner with faculty and staff to strengthen our Literature, Language Arts, and Technology programs. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of Library Science, a passion for maintaining our library, and teaching students about literature. The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of educational technology and is required to have skills in managing online circulation and cataloging systems.

Educator Responsibilities

  • Generate in students an interest in reading and foster a life-long love of reading by creating a literature-rich, engaging and welcoming atmosphere in the library
  • Guide students to select books appropriate to their reading and interest level and challenge students to read outside their interest areas
  • Provide group and individual instruction in information literacy skills, research strategies, and use of resources and equipment
  • Collaborate with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking
  • Work with the Head of School to ensure the use of technology is curriculum driven, age-appropriate, and consistent with best practices
  • Develop and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the school’s mission, curriculum, the students, the families, and the instructional strategies of the school’s faculty
  • Ensure that library program goals and objectives are aligned with school’s long-range strategic plans
  • Participate in the curriculum development process to ensure that the curricula include the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and technological literacy) necessary to meet content standards and to develop lifelong learners
  • Develop resources for faculty, aligning technology resources with grade-level curriculum and technology standards
  • Select, purchase, and process new materials to assure a current and balanced collection representing diverse points of view in accordance with the school’s materials selection policy
  • Order, catalog, and process all materials and supplies, including those purchase through operating budget, capital budget, and special funds
  • Inventory all materials regularly; with an annual comprehensive inventory
  • Maintain circulation and collection records, providing regular reports as needed
  • Plan and incorporate occasional visits from children’s book authors, other children’s librarians, storytellers, or other interesting persons
  • Oversee the school’s annual Book Fair, a community event, with the help of parent volunteers
  • Train, monitor, and schedule library volunteers
  • Remain current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research applicable to school library programs

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assess children’s progress through observation and evaluation of wor
  • Communicate regularly with parents through conferences and as need
  • Attendance at all school/staff meetings and in-service workshops
  • Attendance at all school events: Back to School Night, Admission Events, Book Fair, and Gala Children’s Event
  • Attend CPR and AED classes and First Aid Classes for certification
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

BA required, ALA accredited MLS strongly preferred. Experience working with young children and familiarity with the principles of Responsive Classroom strongly preferred.


Compensation is competitive with area independent schools and commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Interested candidates for the position are encouraged to review Primary Day’s curricular philosophy at To apply for the position, please send the following to the address below by August 11, 2017:

  • letter of interest
  • desired salary range
  • current resume
  • completed application, application available on the school’s website

No Phone Inquiries Please


Scott Lawrence, Head of School

The Primary Day School

7300 River Road

Bethesda, MD 20817

The Primary Day School is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; national origin; handicap or disability; sexual orientation; or status as a veteran, Vietnam era, or special disabled veteran.

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Jennifer Kim and Lachelle Smith awarded AALL Thomson Reuters/George A. Strait Minority Scholarships

CUA LIS students Jennifer Kim and Lachelle Smith, along with six other recipients, were awarded the 2017 AALL Thomson Reuters/George A. Strait Minority Scholarships.

“The AALL & Thomson Reuters/George A. Strait Minority Scholarship provides assistance to minority college graduates with law library experience who are degree candidates at accredited library or law schools. Established by AALL and generously endowed with $150,000 from Thomson Reuters, the scholarship is awarded annually to minority students in honor of George A. Strait (1914–1989), an outstanding law librarian and longtime AALL member, in recognition of his career achievements.”

View the AALL Award Brochure for more details.

Congratulations, Jennifer and Lachelle!

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Instructional Design Librarian – Touro College – New York, NY

Touro College is seeking a motivated and energetic Instructional Design Librarian to join the Touro College Libraries team in New York City. In collaboration with the Library Information Literacy Director, the Instructional Design Librarian will interact with students and faculty, and participate in creating an active instructional program. The librarian will teach classes at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

We will consider applications until the position is filled. Please include a cover letter indicating your interest in or your experience with any of these job responsibilities:


  1. Teaches information literacy and research skills classes in face-to-face and online learning environments, including a semester course
  2. Develops lesson plans, tutorials and videos
  3. Manages the library’s Social Media platforms
  4. Assists in incorporating information literacy into the curriculum
  5. Assists in assessing students’ information literacy skills
  6. Occasional evening hours
  7. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor


Degree Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited institution; At least 2 years of instruction experience in an academic library; Understanding the emerging technologies and their applications in an academic library environment; Demonstrated knowledge of learning theory and information literacy trends; Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; Comfortable in writing and editing for grammar and punctuation; Familiarity with learning management systems, such as Blackboard; Familiarity with web conferencing software, such as Adobe Connect or Zoom; Skilled in creating and maintaining content management systems, such as LibGuides; Creativity, flexibility and the ability to work in a team based environment is important; Experience in instructional design, web and multimedia technologies, including production tools like Camtasia is preferred.


Touro College Libraries, Midtown Library, 43 West 23rd, 5th Floor, New York, NY

To apply:

send cover letter and resume to

Contact Information:

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Instruction & Public Services Librarian – Stevenson University Library – Stevenson, MD

Stevenson University Library invites applications for an Instruction & Public Services Librarian position located at the Owings Mills campus.


The Librarian, Instruction and Public Services, serves as the library’s subject specialist and liaison for all departments and programs on the Owings Mills (OM) campus including business, information technology and forensics.

In this role, the Librarian, Instruction and Public Services recommends materials to support these areas of study, develops research tools for specific courses, provides in-class instruction at the request of faculty and provides research and teaching support. The Librarian, Instruction and Public Services also provides reference services, research assistance, and general library instruction on the Owings Mills campus while collaborating with library staff at all library locations to serve the University community. The Librarian, Instruction and Public Services manages the day-to-day operations of the Owings Mills (OM) Library including hiring, training, and supervising staff and students.

This position has Faculty Status and voting rights in the faculty governance structure.

For a complete job description and application visit

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VIRTUAL Internship – U.S. Department of State

The two VIRTUAL internship opportunities have been EXTENDED until 11:59 p.m. on August 2nd.  We would greatly appreciate it if you would let your students and colleagues know that there’s still time to apply!

The positions are listed below:

Applicants may apply through USAJOBS –

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Library Assistant (part-time) – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati – Washington, D.C.

The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati in Washington, D.C., seeks an energetic and organized person to assist with a variety of projects relating to the management and use of its library collections. The collections include early printed and manuscript material documenting the people and events of the War for Independence complemented by a modern reference collection to support broad research on the age of the American Revolution.

Responsibilities include assistance with in-house and offsite researchers, paging and shelving materials from the rare and modern stacks, scanning and uploading material to our Digital Library, processing newly cataloged items in preparation for shelving and other collections management tasks.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, with graduate work in library science or related field highly desirable. Knowledge of website management and digitization protocols and French or other foreign language a plus.

This is a part-time position, available for 20 hours a week at an hourly rate of $18.00. For further information about the Society of the Cincinnati and its library, please visit our website:

To apply for the position please send your resume with a cover letter by August 18 to: Ellen McCallister Clark, Library Director, The Society of the Cincinnati, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.  20008; telephone: 202 785-2040 ext 426; email:

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Children’s Associate Librarian I (Part-Time) – Washington County Free Library – Hagerstown, MD

Children’s Associate Librarian I (Part-Time) needed for the Fletcher Branch of the Washington County Free Library. The library has an immediate PT, 20 hours per week position for a non-MLS, Children’s Associate Librarian I. A background in children’s programming is a major plus.  The tentative schedule is Tues., Wed. and Thurs 5:15 to 9:15 pm and Sat. 8:45 am to 5:15 pm.  Duties  may include conducting a story time for young children on  Thursday evening, conducting 1 monthly preschool science program and 1 monthly early elementary science program on Saturdays, selecting and showing a movie on the first Saturday of the month, and working alongside of other children’s librarians to staff the Children’s reference desk. We are looking for a smart and able learner with a desire to work with children. We need a person with a positive attitude who will help to make our children and parents feel welcome in using the library. The successful applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree, good computer skills, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Previous experience in children’s work or prior teaching experience will weigh heavily in the applicant’s favor. Valid driver’s license required.  Must secure MD Certification with 2 years of appointment.  To apply, please complete an application which can be downloaded from our website  Submit your application, cover letter and resume.
Deadline: 5:00 PM Monday, August 8, 2017

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Branch Manager I – Baltimore County Public Library – Baltimore County, MD

Three openings at Lansdowne, Loch Raven and Sollers Point Branches

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces.  We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and collaboratively. BCPL circulates over 11 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network.   If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL as a full-time Branch Manager I.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the general direction of an Assistant Director manages the day-to-day branch operations including circulation, information, programming, and outreach services.   
  • Serves as the branch leader in gaining commitment for BCPL’s strategic plan, implementing changes in library service, and communicating a shared vision for standout user experiences.
  • Builds and maintains effective work relations with staff, customers, administration, and the community.  
  • Responsible for supervising, training, and evaluating the work performance of staff. Creates a work environment that fosters continuous improvement and values teamwork. Demonstrates a commitment to guiding staff in their professional growth and supporting system-wide succession planning efforts.
  • Seeks to make a distinctive and lasting impact on the community by engaging with customers and stakeholders to ensure that BCPL delivers on its mission.
  • Engages in direct public service and develops and maintains a thorough understanding of BCPL rules and policies and ensures their appropriate application to customer service transactions.
  • Uses management and technology skills to improve branch efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services.
  • Enforces library rules and policies and handles building and security issues.
  • Monitors the use of library services and branch spaces and makes recommendations for changes and new services.
  • Actively participates on system-wide teams and promotes the Library in the community.

Job Requirements

  • MLS from an ALA accredited school and comprehensive knowledge of public library operations acquired through five years of progressively responsible work experience in a public library and three years of supervisory experience.
  • A commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience using various technologies including Polaris, online databases, E-books, and Microsoft applications
  • Physical ability to stand at a public service desk for lengthy periods of time and the ability to bend, lift up to 25 lbs. and push/pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain respectful relationships with customers, co-workers and community groups.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and emergencies in a fast paced environment.
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrates flexibility, initiative and creativity.
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the system, work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends and accept system-wide transfers.
  • Must pass a post offer criminal background check and physical/drug screen.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes 4 weeks of vacation, sick and personal leave, subsidized health care options, pension eligibility, and related benefits.  Annualized Salary Range: $58,967 – $79,052, commensurate with experience.

To apply:

Send an email to and attach two documents:  1) a completed BCPL employment application which you can find on our website  and 2) your cover letter and resume as one PDF document. Include your last name in the title of the documents. Clearly indicate the job title Branch Manager I and the location(s) you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Documents must be received by July 28, 2017

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