Project Manager/Librarian – Beltsville, MD

Hedgelan Consulting is technical, administrative and professional consulting firm, providing the Federal Government with a variety of services and support. Offerings include administrative staffing support, records management, workforce development, including succession planning, information technology support, and acquisitions support. Located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, the company is a woman-owned, small-disadvantaged business with HUBZone certification.

Primary responsibilities (Include but not limited to):

Full-time position requires 40 hours per week.

  • Provide on-site management and leadership of contract for collection maintenance and document delivery services
  • Responsible for contract performance, meeting performance standards, accurate reporting of statistics
  • Supervise seven full-time staff to ensure efficient operation of contract
  • Assess, manage, and improve workflow, adjusting to changes in technology, customer’s priorities, and fluctuating work volumes
  • Liaison with COR and designees
  • Interface with company management and subcontractor regarding staffing, contract performance, and operations issues
  • Coordinate collection management activities, including ongoing collection cleaning and shifting, with the COR and designees
  • Prepare monthly narrative and statistical reports
  • Search and identify sources for difficult-to-find items in a wide range of disciplines and in all languages
  • Review and resolve interlibrary lending and borrowing problem requests
  • Monitor and report and/or resolve problems with interlibrary loan/document delivery systems
  • Respond to customer emails and phone calls
  • Oversee and review collection maintenance activities such as weeding, rehousing, and re- labeling collection materials

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science
  • Significant experience working in resource sharing/interlibrary loan/document delivery
  • Knowledge of interlibrary loan processes, best practices, and management
  • Experience with library systems (e.g., OCLC WorldShare, Relais, Voyager, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot technology, systems, and hardware problems
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects
  • Knowledge of and experience with handling and maintaining a collection which includes material that is rare, old, and/or in poor condition
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to contribute and collaborate effectively as a member of a team as well as lead a team
  • Knowledge of US copyright law as it applies to library services
  • Supervisory/leadership experience
  • Project management experience

Working Conditions: 

  • Work performed at a federal research library in Beltsville, MD
  • Working schedule 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday
  • No travel required
  • Lift and carry 25 pounds
  • Use library stools and ladders and retrieve or shelve material above head
  • Push book trucks with material weighing up to 200 pounds

Employment Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and comply with all requirements of the company substance abuse policy.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply by sending their resume to apply@hedgelanconsulting.com

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Access Services Supervisor/Reserves Assistant – Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is looking for an enthusiastic, customer service oriented, and responsible individual to join our Collections and Access Services Department as the Access Services Supervisor/ Reserves Assistant. Reporting to the Access Services Librarian, this position supervises the Help Desk Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 am–3:30 pm. Hours vary during summer and intersessions. The successful candidate will assist library patrons by circulating material, providing information services support, troubleshooting technology and hardware problems, and ensuring building security. The Access Services Supervisor / Reserves Assistant also supervises student employees, manages stacks maintenance, maintains relevant departmental statistics, leads Library reserves, and completes other duties as assigned.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Opens the Library and serves as the Help Desk supervisor Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30am–3:30pm. Ensures that the library building is comfortable and secure for patrons in collaboration with Loyola Public Safety.
  • Manages circulation functions and assists with print accounts for library users.
  • Trains and supervises Help Desk student employees in collaboration with the Access Services Librarian. Creates training materials as needed for student employees.
  • Leads the reserves processes by working with faculty to provide access to classroom materials for students.
  • Assists the Interlibrary Loan unit with processing borrowing requests using resource sharing management systems and scanning equipment.
  • Coordinates shelving, shelf-reading, inventorying, shifting and cleaning of library materials with students.
  • Assists patrons in locating materials, providing appropriate referrals for research support to reference librarians or 24/7 virtual reference where necessary.
  • Provides technical support for equipment.
  • Participates in data collection for circulation and reserves.
  • Serves on library and other committees as appropriate. Attends training classes, seminars, and meetings to increase skills and keep up to date on library circulation trends.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years of customer service experience in a library or comparable public service environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, with a focus on commitment to delivering high quality customer service.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to be creative and work independently with little supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect and compile statistics using established software.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of email systems, internet web browsers, and desktop office applications including Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in policies, procedures, and technology.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds, with or without accommodation, in support of LNDL projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing high quality customer service in an academic library with a demonstrated understanding of academic library functions and standards and the Library of Congress Classification System;
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems including Aleph and ILLiad;
  • Experience supporting the use of technology in multiple formats, including high speed scanners, 3D printers, and microform readers;
  • Experience working with faculty reserves;
  • Experience supervising student workers.

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 approximately 6,100 FTE.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. 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 “Access Services Supervisor / Reserves Assistant” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

Visit the website:

https://www.lndl.org/about/employment-opportunities#Access%20Services%20Supervisor/Reserves%20Assistant

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Collection Development & Outreach Services Librarian – Manassas Campus, VA

Reports to the Dean of Learning and Technology Resources (LTR). Assumes overall responsibility of managing the collection development, and outreach for the library.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Collaborates with faculty and other campus librarians in the development of an effective and diverse collection in varied formats. Serves on NOVA Libraries Collection Development Committee and Library Working Group. Collaborates with the Dean of Learning and Technology Resources and the other faculty librarian to manage the library’s budget. Provides library instruction; provides reference and circulation services. Participates in library planning and campus and college activities. Develops and maintains policies and procedures for collection development and acquisitions. Collects and reports collection statistics and develops appropriate means of collection assessment. Serves on campus, college and state committee(s) as necessary. Supervises library staff in a team-oriented work environment. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree. Several years of collection development experience. Several years of experience providing library instruction, circulation and reference services, for students, faculty, staff and community patrons. Several years of supervisory experience in a library setting. At least one evening and rotating Saturday shifts may be required. Experience with outreach activities related to libraries.

Preferred Qualifications:

Expert level of experience in an academic library setting, specifically in a community college environment. Experience with GOBI, Baker and Taylor and Alma. Bilingual candidate preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Relevant collection development, outreach, teaching and customer service experience.
Strong supervisory/management skills; excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of library acquisition systems, online library systems, internet resources, electronic databases, and productivity software. Ability to interact effectively with diverse students, faculty, and other library patrons. Strong service excellence orientation toward all library stakeholders. Ability to work in a collaborative environment with a diverse staff.

Close Date: 12/07/2018

To apply, visit:

https://nvcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/22344

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Head of Cataloging – Annandale, Virginia

Primary responsibility for ensuring NOVA’s library catalog is accurate and up to date. Manages and oversees the Union List of Periodicals Project for all campuses. Provides collection management for electronic resources and assists with issue resolution. Helps track OER resources and college-produced materials where the college has an ownership interest.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Responsible for cataloging operations
•Manages the cataloging unit and trains cataloging Library Specialist II’s
Provides collection management for electronic resources and assists with issue resolution.
Helps track OER resources and college-produced materials where the college has an ownership interest.
•Trains new AV Catalogers. Shares cataloging expertise with staff. Prepares original cataloging.
•Ensures NOVA’s library catalog is accurate and up to date
•Manages and oversees the Union List of Periodicals Project for all campuses
•Plans special campus-wide cataloging projects.
•Provides professional expertise in the plan and design phase of integrated library system implementations
•Supervise cataloging unit and ensure the quality of cataloging records.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s in Library or Information Science/Studies or in a similar field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in library and/or information science coursework; Significant experience in original cataloging, previous supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Extensive experience in managing a catalog department including supervision of support staff. Extensive original cataloging experience. Cataloging experience using RDA cataloging rules. Experience with Aleph.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•Expertise in the management of electronic resources, including extensive knowledge and application of library cataloging , online cataloging (OCLC) and ALMA online library systems, and circulation systems. Expertise in collection management and issue resolution related to electronic resources.
•Extensive knowledge of Library of Congress classification, cataloging rule interpretations and subject classification.
•Ability to analyze, categorize, and classify information according to Library of Congress classification system
•Ability to construct Library of Congress call numbers and subject headings
•Ability to apply complex cataloging rules and procedures.
•Ability to perform copy cataloging for foreign language materials using language expertise or foreign language dictionaries.
•Ability to code bibliographic data for library computer systems.
• Excellent communication skills
•Excellent computer skills.

To apply, visit:

https://nvcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/22174

 

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Library Assistants (temporary) – Maryland

LAC Group is seeking Library Assistants for a temporary assignment (part-time schedule) at an academic library in Montgomery County, Maryland.  The Library Assistants will provide assistance to patrons by helping them use the computer as needed, staffing the front desk, locating materials, and answering routine questions.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • At least 1-2 years’ experience providing assistance to patrons including filing, and/or retrieving books or other library materials
  • Courteous, professional demeanor
  • Ability to follow instructions with exactness and work unsupervised
  • Strong attention to detail and customer service
  • Must be available to work from 9:30 pm to Midnight
  • Must be available on the following dates
    • December 3-6 (4 nights)
    • December 10-13 (4 nights)
  • Must be available to work in one of the following locations
    • Takoma Park, MD
    • Rockville, MD
    • Germantown, MD

To apply, visit:

https://goo.gl/gj8TpL

 

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Practicum opportunities at Office of the Attorney General, Maryland Department of Human Services – Maryland

Review library materials and make recommendations for additions, deletions, and improvements. Organize materials to better serve the needs of the agency. Update existing materials as replacements arrive. Create inventory-control system to reflect material location when borrowed from the library.  Catalog all existing materials and create an electronic database.

This offer is open-ended.  Interested persons should contact:

Janice Jewson

Administrator

Office of the Attorney General

Maryland Department of Human Services

410-767-7281

janice.jewson@maryland.gov

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Metadata and Discovery Librarian – Washington, D.C.

The National Geographic Society Library seeks an energetic, knowledgeable and self-motivated metadata and discovery librarian to provide strategic direction and innovative leadership in metadata services for library collections. This position works collaboratively with archival metadata specialists and the systems administrator in order to optimize information organization, discovery and access.

The Metadata and Discovery Librarian is responsible for collecting, preserving, and presenting print and digital information in all formats, creating bibliographic and archival metadata for collections, books, ebooks and other items, as required. This includes managing authorities and ensuring data quality, and other duties associated with the creation and maintenance of item-­ and collection-­level data for a variety of print and digital content and materials.

This position requires a firm and broad conceptual understanding of metadata principles and archival and digital collection technologies and the ability to apply and adapt them to existing and emerging media in a variety of formats. This includes developing, documenting and revising workflows and policies, and providing collection analytics. The Librarian also will participate in the management of e-­resources and assist with the expansion of online collections and new digital initiatives. This person acts as an active partner with technology vendors, providing feedback, suggesting improvements, and keeping the needs of the clients in the forefront.

This individual also provides reference services and processes payments for print and digital monographs, serials, databases, and other acquisitions: places orders, processes renewals, and resolves complex service problems.

Responsibilities

  • Manages library management system (Alma) and discovery tool (Primo) to optimize access to library and archive collections and e-resources. Collaborates with other library + archives units and IT on data management and system integration with archives catalog and digital preservation archive. Develops and maintains library cataloging and workflow policies, maintenance standards, and best practices for a shared ILS environment. (35%)
  • Creates original and copy cataloging for a wide range of formats, including serials, non-­print materials, and e­-resources, using current and emerging metadata schemas, principles and practices such as MARC, RDA, Library of Congress classification and Dublin Core. Provides collection analytics, and supervises contract catalogers as needed. (30%).
  • Provides expert metadata consulting services for Library, Archives, and enterprise projects. Employs emerging metadata schemas to link content across multiple data repositories, and improve search optimization and discoverability of internal and external data. (10%)
  • Processes payments for all print and digital monographs, serials, databases, office supply and other acquisitions: places orders, processes renewals, and resolves complex service problems. (15%)
  • Provides reference services and supports interlibrary loan. (10%)

Minimum Education Required

MLS/MLIS from ALA-Accredited Institution

Minimum Years and Type of Experience

7+ years cataloging/metadata experience in a library setting, showing progressive responsibility.
Ex Libris Alma Certification.

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Comprehensive knowledge of cataloging standards and tools (including but not limited to MARC21, RDA, AACR2, OCLC, MarcEdit) and original and copy cataloging and classification in all formats
  • Demonstrated familiarity with and interest in current and emerging standards, models, applications, and initiatives such as BIBFRAME, RDF, and linked data
  • Experience administering and using Ex Libris Alma and Primo.
  • Experience with interlibrary loan services systems.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with ability to communicate complex information effectively.
  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational, planning, and project management skills.
  • Working knowledge of XML and HTML

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of metadata crosswalking and emerging metadata transfer specifications such as OAI-PMH.
  • Experience working with Ex Libris Rosetta or other digital preservation platforms.
  • Working knowledge of database systems such as MySQL or Access.
  • Experience facilitating system migrations, preferably ILS or digital archives migration.
  • Experience working with EZproxy.

To apply visit:

https://ngs.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ngs_external_career_site/job/Washington-DC/Metadata-and-Discovery-Librarian_R455

 

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Library Technician – Arlington, VA

LAC Group is seeking a Library Technician to work temporarily at a major Federal Agency in the Arlington, VA. The Technician will be responsible for circulation control, patron registration, and collection maintenance. The candidate will assist in providing instruction on the use of the Library resources and in web content development for the Library’s website. The Technician will be covering for one day on November 23, the day after Thanksgiving. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Library and Information Sciences preferred)
  • At least 2 years experience working at a library or information resource
  • Basic knowledge of the principles and practices of library science and information management
  • Experience in using contemporary library information technologies including social media and eBooks
  • Strong customer relation skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Must be available to work on November 23
  • Must be a US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of Foreign Affairs, International Relations, world history and geography

To apply visit:

https://goo.gl/h1wCVj

 

 

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Cataloging Clerk – Washington, D.C.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/WmTE1T

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Museum Project Manager – Washington, D.C.

The Project Manager oversees all aspects of an object cataloging project for a Museum in the Washington, DC area.  The Project Manager leads a team of artifact catalogers in conducting historical and genealogical research and writing object descriptions and donor biographies for inclusion in the Museum’s online catalog. The Project Manager trains staff, develops workflow procedures, reviews and edits all records and supervises staff responsible for cataloging a collection of thousands of museum artifacts in various materials.

The Project Manager is expected to work closely with the client throughout the duration of the project. The Project Manager is the point of contact with the client and CORESTAFF Services and is responsible for managing all aspects of the project.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership and direction of the project
  • Develop, implement and evaluate program policies, procedures and standards
  • Manage organization and workflow
  • Hire, train, and provide guidance to catalogers
  • Perform quality assurance
  • Act as point of contact with client
  • Provide status updates to the client
  • Provide status updates to Corestaff management

Requirements:

Museum and/or library experience is essential.  A minimum of five years of supervisory experience is required, preferably in a museum or library. A Master’s Degree in art history, library science, history, museum studies or a related field is required. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Foreign language skills preferred but not required.  Project management experience strongly preferred.

 

For consideration, submit your resume to contracts@corestaff.com .

 

 

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