Cataloging and Metadata Librarian – Loyola Notre Dame Library – Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, creative, and experienced librarian to join our Cataloging & Metadata unit. The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian will provide strategic direction and innovative leadership in metadata services for a unit actively engaged in meeting evolving trends in information, organization, discovery, and access.

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Metadata Management Internship – University of Maryland, Baltimore – Baltimore, MD

This project is within our Metadata Management department working with the UMB Digital Archive ( The project will be to build a new collection of correspondence about the discovery of the cause of Yellow Fever between Walter Reed and James Carroll at the turn of the 20th century. If time permits, the intern will submit and assign metadata to materials from the School of Nursing. This internship may take place in the summer or fall.

At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will be able to:

  • Create metadata templates for archive submission of new collections
  • Submit primary resources to DSpace-based institutional repositories
  • Search and assign authoritative headings
  • Digitize fragile materials

Interns will have the opportunity to develop basic skills in health sciences librarianship.  They may attend library staff and departmental meetings.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in ALA-accredited library program and have an interest in health sciences librarianship
  • Minimum time commitment of one semester. Students are expected to work at least once per week. Before the internship starts, the intern will work with their mentor to determine the duration and work schedule for the internship.
  • Minimum of eight hours per week. Hours can be scheduled during the week, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (limited scheduling accommodations may be possible) 
  • In-person or phone interview is required.

Application Process for Intern:

Interested candidates must submit:

  • A current CV/resume documenting your work history
  • A cover letter (or “cover” email) that includes the following information:
  • Your interest in the library and the internship project.  Please include any information about relevant experience or skills that you would bring to this position.
  • Detail the aspects of librarianship you are interested in and the skills you aim to develop.
  • Detail the requirements needed for the internship to qualify for credit at your institution and the semester (summer or fall) you would like to intern.

Required materials may be submitted via email to Christina Baker ( by Friday, May 11, 2018.

Overview of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library:

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the U.S., with over 100 study carrels, 45 group study rooms, three computer-equipped teaching labs, two videoconferencing facilities, a state-of-the-art presentation practice studio, an art gallery, and an Innovation Space with 3D printing capabilities. The Library’s collection contains more than 170,000 books, 9,000 ebooks and 4,900 online journals.  Over 25 staff members and 25 faculty librarians staff the library.

The Library supports the 12,000 students, faculty, and staff on the University’s 71-acre research and technology complex of 67 buildings.  It serves the University’s schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, the Graduate School, and works in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall Law Library.  More details are found at

The mission of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library organization is to meet the health and human services information needs of our diverse constituents through the provisions of services, resources, and products in the best format, when needed.  We support discovery, learning, and services, as well as preserve the historical record of the campus.

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Law Librarian – LAC Federal – Washington DC

LAC Federal is seeking a senior-level, technical services Law Librarian to serve part-time (up to 24 hours a week) at a small federal agency in Washington, DC. The Librarian will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the library including Cataloging, ILL, Research, Reference, etc. Work must be performed on site.


  • Catalog new materials in all formats according the RDA and AACR2 standards inclusive of classification according to Library of Congress Classification and subject cataloging using the SIRSI Symphony ILS
  • Respond to Inter-Library Loan requests for both borrowing and lending
  • Organize, catalog and preserve archival collections from the agency’s history
  • Ensure that loose-leaf filing is update and accurate
  • Respond to research and reference requests


  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution
  • Ten (10) years of experience in a law library
  • Five (5) years of experience providing research and reference settings in a legal environment
  • Ten (10) years of experience providing original and copy cataloging of monographic and serial materials in a law setting
  • Five (5) years of experience providing complex inter-library loan (ILL) using OCLC
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress Classification Schedules (LCC), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and experience with OCLC and an ILS (SIRSI Symphony preferred)
  • Experience with online legal research portals including Lexis, Westlaw, Hein Online, EBSCOHost
  • Experience with Microsoft office suite (at least one (1) year).
  • Ability to work independently to achieve goals and meet client needs
  • Strong time management skills

To apply, visit:

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Reference & Instruction Librarian – UMBC – Baltimore, MD

Reference & Instruction Librarian – University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

We seek an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to work as subject librarian in the humanities and to provide general reference assistance to the UMBC community. The successful candidate is expected to provide a wide range of reference, instructional, and outreach services to students, faculty, and staff. This position will work closely with the Instruction Coordinator to design and deliver library curriculum and instruction activities for first-year courses, including English 100 and Introduction to an Honors University seminars.

Position is a full time (40 hours/week), 12-month library faculty appointment at anticipated rank of Librarian I. Salary commensurate with experience—minimum salary $46,000.

For the full position description, please go to Applicants should provide a cover letter, a resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Please submit all application materials to: Patrick J. Dawson, Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD For questions about submitting application materials, contact Shawn Parker (

For questions about the position, contact Katy Sullivan ( Review of applications will begin April 4, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Cataloging & Metadata Librarian – Loyola Notre Dame Library – Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library has an exciting opportunity for an experienced librarian to join the Collections / Access Services Department. The job description is pasted into the text of this message.

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

The Loyola Notre Dame Library<> seeks a dynamic, creative, and experienced librarian to join our Cataloging & Metadata unit. The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian will provide strategic direction and innovative leadership in metadata services for a unit actively engaged in meeting evolving trends in information, organization, discovery, and access.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other units in the library, including Technology Services and Archives and Special Collections, to establish best practices supporting discovery and stewardship of physical and digital collections by undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland <> and Notre Dame of Maryland University <>.

The candidate will coordinate cataloging operations, recommend and implement metadata schema, provide training and awareness relative to the creation and use of metadata records, and develop metadata policies, procedures, and workflows. The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian is expected to maintain an awareness of national practices, research, and trends, including linked data and digital scholarship metadata, and understand the implications for local and consortial practices. The successful candidate will supervise and evaluate unit staff and students. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Collections & Access Services.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Implement a nationally accepted metadata standards infrastructure to ensure that all content is discoverable and accessible using best practices to create policies, procedures, and workflows;
  • Coordinate cataloging operations including batch loads, bibliographic maintenance, and collection maintenance;
  • Together with colleagues in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions<> develop and maintain cataloging policies, maintenance standards, and best practices for a shared ILS environment;
  • Collaborate with other library units and with faculty to facilitate the advancement and support of digital scholarship and data management projects;
  • Perform original cataloging for unique materials in all formats;
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and support institutional, state, and national reporting;
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate Cataloging & Metadata staff;
  • Maintain an awareness of emerging trends in cataloging and metadata at the national level and their implications for local and consortial practices;
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science;
  • 2+ years original cataloging/metadata creation experience in an academic library within the last five years;
  • Experience with classification standards (LCSH), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MARC, DACS);
  • Experience with national bibliographic utilities (OCLC), integrated library systems, and digital content management systems;
  • Experience with traditional and emerging metadata standards, technologies, and specifications, including metadata crosswalks;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills related to outreach, relationship-building, and collaboration;
  • Experience supervising staff;
  • 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:

  • Working knowledge of XML and other related technologies;
  • Knowledge of emerging metadata transfer specifications such OAI-PMH or OAI-ORE;
  • Familiarity with data management issues and trends including methods of organizing and managing research data as well as consulting on data management plans;
  • Experience operating in a consortial library environment;
  • Demonstrated effective project management skills;
  • Experience using MarcEdit and Macro Express;
  • Working knowledge of Ex Libris’ Aleph.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library<>, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions <> and serves Loyola University Maryland <> and Notre Dame of Maryland University <>. 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 over 6,000 FTE.

The Library offers an excellent benefit 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 “Cataloging & Metadata Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator:

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2018 AFC Bartis Folklife Internship – Library of Congress – Washington, DC


The American Folklife Center works to preserve and present folklife through programs of research, documentation, archival preservation, reference services, live performance, exhibitions, publications, and training. The Folklife Internship provides professional development experiences related to documentation, archival practice, cultural heritage research, and programming; builds participants’ knowledge about the fields of folklore, ethnomusicology, and archival practice; and offers mentorship opportunities with senior folklorists, ethnomusicologists, and archivists. An AFC staff supervisor will assign work on a specific project in accordance with the successful applicant’s qualifications and interests. United States citizens currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school are invited to apply for consideration as an AFC paid intern, as are community scholars or other individuals with experience working in the heritage sector.


This program offers participants insights into the environment and activities of the American Folklife Center, which pairs robust cultural programming with the world’s largest ethnographic archive. Interns will be exposed to a broad spectrum of public programs and archives work: artist liaison, production, preservation, reference, access standards, and information management. Depending on the specific project they are assigned, interns will assist staff with coordinating and producing public programs; archival processing of special collections in many different formats; managing digital outreach activities and communications; or supporting reference and research activities. Near the end of their appointment at the Library, the interns will reflect on their projects and experiences by producing a blog post, as well as a presentation for AFC staff.

2018 Projects:

The project names for 2018 are listed below. For further information on any project, please contact the American Folklife Center: or 202-707-5510.

01 – Podcast Development and Series Production: Assist staff in series creation, including script editing, gathering source audio, post-production, and publicity.

02 – Reference and Researcher Support: Assist with the development of researcher support systems drawing on standard library tools, and participate in staff-led efforts to gauge user needs.

03 – Ethnographic Photographs: Assist archivists with processing and digitization preparation of visual documentation generated by eminent fieldworkers from the 20th century. Project includes preparation of archival materials and metadata for 35mm color slides and black-and-white negatives.

04 – Native American collections access: Assist archivists with descriptive access projects involving Native American collections to improve tribal access to cultural heritage materials housed at AFC. Project includes transforming legacy metadata to aid in analysis and identification of audio recordings as well as manuscript collections.

Deadline to apply is March 29, 2018. Here’s the link with more info:

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Library Media Vacancies – Prince George’s County public schools – Landover, MD

It’s spring and we are in the process of interviewing candidates for our library media vacancies in our Prince George’s County public schools.

This year we have library media vacancies for SY2018-19 at all levels, ES, MS, K-8, and HS.  Please have any interested candidates contact our office and we will arrange interviews immediately.  You may also include those within six credits of graduation if they are seeking early placement.

We encourage emails, phone calls, etc. to respond to questions about our programs.

Thank you in advance for sharing this information with all interested parties.

T:  301-386-8208

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2018 Google Public Policy Fellowship

Program overview

The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.

Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and creativity, consumer privacy, open government, government surveillance, data security, data innovation, free expression and more. More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the fellows is outlined here.

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations and will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis, drafting reports and white papers, attending government and industry meetings and conferences, and participating in other advocacy activities.

Who should apply?

We’re looking for students who are passionate about technology, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into Internet policy. Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

  • Demonstrated or stated commitment to Internet and technology policy
  • Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
  • First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment

Fellows will receive a stipend of USD 7,500 in 2018.

What is the program timeline?

Deadlines for applications to the U.S. Fellowship Program is 12.00 midnight ET, Tuesday, March 20th. Start date will be June 5th and end date will be August 11th. If selected, you can work with the individual host organizations to adjust start and completion dates.

Deadlines for applications to the Latin America program will be announced soon. Start date will be around June and end date around August.

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Library Technician – ZAI – Fairfax, VA

ZAI has an immediate need for a Library Technician in support of the NIH Library in Bethesda, Maryland. This is an administrative and entry-level library position that requires working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment for multiple clients.

The duties of the Library Technician include providing clerical support to several of the Library’s departments, including the Educational Services Branch, the Information Architecture Branch, and the Office of the Director.


  • Supporting the clerical needs of the Education Services Branch such as coordinating vendor-led class logistics, where needed, and preparation of monthly reports documenting the NIH Library’s classes, webinars, and special events.
  • On behalf of the Information Architecture Branch, developing the weekly Information Desk coverage schedule for customer consultations with Informationists and librarians
  • Providing specialized clerical support to the Office of the Director, such as coordinating for special events and guests.
  • Daily pickup and distribution of mail for NIH Library staff daily as well as hand delivery of rush items to administrative building as needed.


  • Presents updates at interdepartmental meetings
  • Supports special projects, on an as-needed basis
  • Proofreads in English



  • Strong commitment to and skills in customer service
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to work equally well on a self-paced basis as well as in a collaborative, team-oriented setting
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workloads and meet deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Careful attention to detail, and ability to take direction from staff members
  • Excellent oral and written professional communication skills in English
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • U.S. Citizenship


  • Prior library experience (academic and special libraries preferred)
  • Prior administrative experience

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Jill Konieczko at

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Archival Project Manager – The National Theatre – Washington, DC

Company: The National Theatre Corporation

Title: Archival Consultant/Project Manager (Summer Temp.)

Education/Experience: Master’s degree preferred with certification in Archival Studies, Library Science, or Public History, Bachelors required.

Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday from June 18, 2018 through September 30, 2018. Can be flexible with hours upon negotiation.

Supervision: This position will manage up to 3 interns.

Description of Project:

The National Theatre has a vast collection of over 10,000 items dating back to when the theatre first opened in 1835. The collection has mostly remained untouched, with a few efforts to catalogue and start a database over the years. The National Theatre hopes to invest some resources into the preservation and conservation of the collection while planning for possible use of the items in the future. Some ideas include a searchable database for academic research and interactive displays for patrons of the theatre.

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Archival Consultant/Project Manager will design and oversee a detailed plan to guide The National Theatre in its preservation and conservation of the collection. Additionally, the Archival Consultant/Project Manager will provide expertise on guidelines for digitalization and steps to open the collection for academic research and interactive displays for patrons to the theatre. This is a unique opportunity to start an archival project and oversee its initial stages.

Responsibilities include designing guidelines and necessary actions based on the condition of the collection, researching best equipment to meet the needs for creating digital copies and updating video and audio recordings, supervising and training up to three interns over the summer to assist in cataloguing materials and updating the database, and advising The National Theatre staff on future steps to utilize the Archives in the future.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and creative thinker. The right person will be highly organized and detail oriented, has some experience with supervising and training others. Candidates must be able to move boxes up to 50lbs and may be required to stand for extended periods of time. Written and verbal communication is required. Employment will be contingent upon a successful background

Salary: Negotiable

Send resume by Thursday, March 15 at 5 PM to: Archival Consultant/Project Manager Position, This position is dependent upon the successful grant application by The National Theatre.

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