R&I Librarian Position – Washington College, (Chestertown MD)

Washington College is seeking applicants for our Research & Instruction Librarian for Science & Mathematics position! This position is a 10-month, non-tenure-track faculty position at a small liberal arts college in rural Chestertown, MD. The librarian in this role will provide research and instruction services to our natural sciences departments, but because we are a small shop they may help with other departments if needed. We are seeking someone who is comfortable teaching, building rapport with students and faculty, and assessing services. Our ideal candidate will have STEM experience and will also be committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their work.

Please visit the college’s HR website for more information or to apply for the position, and please feel free to forward to anyone you think would be interested.

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Librarian, Reference, part-time – Prince George’s Community College, MD

Job Description Summary
Part-time faculty position starting Spring 2020. Eighteen hours: weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays. No Sundays. This recruitment will be used to establish a recommended list for a variety of work hours. Those from the recommended list may be used to fill vacancies in the on-call librarian pool.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in library/information science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program required. Degree awarded within the past five years OR continuing education and/or recent recent professional experience at a college or university preferred. Teaching experience required.

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Extent of relevant experience in a college/university library.
  • Extent of experience in information literacy instruction and knowledge of the ACRL standards/framework and instructional technology.
  • Extent of undergraduate/graduate educational preparation in basic reference tools and procedures, including electronic databases, internet searching, and computer applications.
  • Extent and nature of subject areas in which reference assistance can be given.
  • Extent of experience in, or potential for working effectively with a diverse, multi-ethnic student population.

Job Requirements
– Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited program.
– Unofficial transcripts must accompany application for library faculty positions. Lack of transcripts may cause your application to be rejected from further consideration.
– Documentation of experience and performance required.
– Present a 20-30 minute lesson using a general and subject database that you can access.
– Letters of reference must be job related and dated within the past three years.
– Ability to effectively communicate in spoken and written standard English.
– A limited background investigation will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

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Reference & Instruction Librarian – the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

We seek an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to work as subject librarian in the social sciences and humanities and to provide general reference assistance to the UMBC community. This position reports to the Head of Reference & Instruction and is a full time (40 hour/week) library-faculty position. Applicants should provide a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. To apply for the position, go to jobs.umbc.edu. For questions about submitting application materials, contact Shawn Parker (sjparker@umbc.edu). For questions about the position, contact Katy Sullivan (sullivan@umbc.edu). 

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position serves as subject librarian to a number of academic departments in the social sciences and humanities. Duties include providing library instruction, outreach, collection development, and research support to students, faculty and staff. As part of a department of six faculty librarians and two professional staff, this position provides general reference service to the campus community (including occasional evening and weekend hours) and participates in the planning and implementation of departmental and Library operations. As an instruction librarian, this position designs and delivers library instruction and contributes to the planning and implementation of the Library’s instructional program. The successful candidate is expected to participate in relevant professional development activities, and campus and Library committee work. 


  • Master of Library & Information Science degree (or equivalent ALA accredited degree)–December 2019 graduates are encouraged to apply 
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in providing dynamic library instruction and contributing to a team-based information literacy program 
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in the areas of library public services and outreach 
  • Demonstrated high-quality written and verbal communication 
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team 
  • Ability to initiate and lead projects to completion 
  • Interest and/or experience working with diverse populations, particularly students 
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in a social science or humanities discipline preferred 
  • Reference experience in an academic library setting preferred 
  • Direct teaching or library instruction experience preferred 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: This 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 $49,000. Comprehensive faculty benefits are included. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status, as outlined in part 6.6 of the Faculty Handbook – http://provost.umbc.edu/faculty-handbook/

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Accessioning Archivist – University of Virginia

The University of Virginia seeks an Accessioning Archivist who will have the responsibility for processing new acquisitions to a basic level so that they are discover-able and available for research as soon as possible after acquisition through ArchivesSpace.

Reporting to the Head of Technical Services for Special Collections, this position works closely with both the Archival Processing Supervisor, the University Archivist, and Curators to ensure that all gift processing paperwork for manuscript material – deeds, purchase agreements and more – moves through the university system until final disposition, in compliance with University and Library policies, and Records management requirements.

In addition, this position assists with other aspects of managing the accessioning of manuscript materials acquired by the Small Library, including arranging and receiving shipments, verifying new acquisitions against available descriptions, creating accession records, coordinating shelving of incoming materials, and facilitating appraiser visits.

Required Qualifications       

  • ALA- accredited MLIS/MIS in library and information science or other advanced degree with relevant experience.
  • Experience accessioning archival materials.
  • Experience accessioning born digital material and familiar with digital preservation.
  • Demonstrably strong collaborative and communication skills, both oral and in writing.
  • Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival collections.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.

Preferred Experience          

  • Minimum of two years full-time experience with archival processing in an academic setting, including experience with current national content standards and the creation of discovery tools, such as finding aids
  • Knowledge of ArchivesSpace (or experience with Archon or Archivists Toolkit) and Aeon.
  • Knowledge of copyright, privacy, confidentiality, and ownership as they impact work in archival collections
  • Knowledge of Archive-It or similar web archiving tool
  • Knowledge of Archivematica or similar digital archiving tool
  • Knowledge of ePADD or similar software

Salary Range: $60,000-70,000

Position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 6th, 2020.


PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0012068”.   Complete an application online and see below for documents to attach.

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, ( R0012068) complete the application and see below for documents to attach.  Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box or you can combine them into one PDF.

Complete an application online and attach:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box.

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, rmo2r@virginia.edu

Accessioning Archivist

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Circulation Technician Evening – Anne Arundel Community College , MD

The Circulation Technician is responsible for staffing the Circulation Desk in the afternoon and evening, performing all duties necessary to ensure orderly lending, returning, and use of library materials, for processing and maintaining the periodical collection, and for processing overdue notices and fine letters. In addition, the position provides support to other circulation staff and staff in other library departments as needed to provide comprehensive service to all Library patrons. This position is responsible for the Circulation Department and for oversight of student employees in the evening, typically in the absence of supervisors.

Manage all functions of the circulation department in evenings, typically in absence of supervisor and library director, and effectively report operational issues to appropriate parties, including but not limited to supervisor, library director, Facilities, or Public Safety. Assist Public Safety in closing the facility according to established procedures. Understand, interpret, and communicate library policy and procedures to students, faculty, staff, and other patrons. Resolve library fine and fee charges; update patron accounts to ensure accurate assessment and collection of library charges.

Provide oversight and training for evening student assistants, in collaboration with the Student Assistant Supervisor. Provide support to evening reference technician as needed. Ensure confidentiality of library circulation records.

Perform duties necessary to ensure the orderly circulation of library materials, including:
Charge, discharge, and renew library materials. Register new patrons and modify existing patron records.  Identify damaged library materials, assess fines, and route materials to appropriate staff for possible withdrawal and/or replacement. Use library system software to maintain accurate circulation records. Compile reports. Prepare and process book deliveries to off-site locations.

Process and mail overdue notices and fine letters for patrons with outstanding items. Research item replacement costs to update bills and place holds on patron accounts as appropriate.

Receive, check in, and process new issues of journals, magazines, and newspapers. Maintain periodical stacks. Route periodicals to library faculty and staff. Process CHOICE cards and distribute to appropriate faculty and staff.

Respond to patron requests for basic information and assistance in using all library services, seeking assistance from other departments or making referrals, as appropriate. Answer detailed and/or complex questions about college offices and services, providing documentation or referrals as necessary. Record patron questions in desk-tracking system. Direct patrons to the physical location of materials in the collection. Respond to book security system alarms. Instruct patrons in the basic use of laptops, VCR/DVD players, photocopiers, equipment in makerspace, and other equipment.

Report malfunctioning equipment. Perform other duties as assigned by the Access Services Librarian or Library Director, including providing support for other library departments as necessary. Participate actively in a program of professional development to enhance and maintain currency of job skills.

High School diploma or GED

Minimum of one year of customer service experience required

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Proven ability to deliver excellent customer service and to deal effectively and tactfully with all types of internal and external customers, including students, faculty, administrators, staff, and community members.

Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed: primarily afternoon/evening hours, with possibility of occasional morning or weekend shift.  Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.

Ability to handle multiple priorities and frequent interruptions. Strategic, creative problem-solving abilities and conflict resolution skills. Ability to handle multiple priorities and frequent interruptions. Ability to work effectively as a team member and to provide guidance to others.

Working knowledge of computers, including email, spreadsheets, and word processing, and ability to type accurately at a moderate rate. Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Ability to learn new technical skills in order to enhance performance and maintain currency with developing technologies.

Associate’s degree.

Library or information center customer service experience

Working knowledge of audiovisual equipment and photocopiers.


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Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian – Washington DC

LAC Group is seeking an Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian for an opportunity to work at a prestigious federal agency located in Washington, DC. The library serves the agency’s department, public, education community and other government agencies. This is a full-time (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited contract position. Work must be performed on-site.


  • Manage electronic databases, journals and monographs
  • Update and maintain patron access through IP-address and password management
  • Participate in providing reference and research services through regular duty at the reference desk and by responding to requests using the full range of available resources
  • Participate in liaison and outreach programs as needed
  • Stay abreast of the information needs and trends within the agency
  • Stay abreast of trends in library and information science


  • Knowledge and experience with SharePoint or similar web technologies
  • Experience working with vendors, including handling usernames and passwords, distributing IP addresses to vendors
  • Planning/coordinating training on new or updated electronic resources for library staff and when appropriate department employees
  • Ability to manage electronic library resources
  • Understanding of the role of the Library and the needs of its customers
  • Provide general and specialized reference and research services on issues relating to education and educational policy
  • Strong public/customer service orientation
  • Understanding of the role of technology in library functions and services; ability to apply technology in functional area
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate with a diverse community
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library/information science program
  • Three years of experience working with electronic serials, databases and e-books

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2OGZsP6

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PAID Internships available for Spring/Summer 2020 – Smithsonian Libraries, Washington, DC

The Smithsonian Libraries, the largest museum library system in the world,  offers internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students interested in exploring a career in library and information science. We are currently accepting applications for four different internship programs for Spring and Summer of 2020. Please help us share this information with students!

Please let me know if you have any questions. You can also consult our internship page for more information: https://library.si.edu/internships-and-fellowships

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Librarian III, Modern European Languages and Literature – Johns Hopkins University, MD

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for Modern European Languages and Literature actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the German and Romance Languages and Literature department and the Comparative Thought and Literature department. Librarian III provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections.  S/he analyzes trends in humanities teaching and research programs, including the growing use of digital humanities tools and practices, to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications and uses this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Actively promote the use of these collections through programmatic outreach, awareness, public programs, and instructional activities.
  • Research digital humanities technologies and methodologies and promote their role in research and teaching to faculty and students.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital humanities, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections’ unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • MLIS or equivalent and a Master’s degree in a related field required
  • B.A. in one European language, and working knowledge of a second European language
  • Experience in an academic or research library
  • Three years related experience required
  • Experience in developing and delivering innovative instruction and research support services

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Solid command of the historical, major, and emerging trends in research and scholarly publishing in assigned areas
  • Proven broad knowledge of technologies and methods appropriate to digital humanities
  • Experience with collection development and management for general collections, rare books, and manuscripts
  • Demonstrated active engagement with collections through exhibits, digital initiatives, or similar initiatives
  • Exemplary goal-orientation and self-management abilities
  • An attitude of energy, initiative, innovation, drive, and team-orientation
  • Advanced cultural competency that demonstrates an interest in participating in and leading discussions, initiatives, and collection development activities that reflect diversity and inclusion issues relevant to students, faculty, staff, and the community
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a technologically sophisticated and rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment
  • Outward-facing, user-centered service orientation

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Supervisory Librarian (Technical Services) – EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, Washington, DC


This position is located in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library and Research Services Division. The incumbent will serve as a Supervisory Librarian, providing information and research resources needed by officials and staff of the EOP with regard to government-wide and/or national and international concerns relating to policy making at the highest levels of the Executive Branch of the federal government.


As a Supervisory Librarian (Technical Services), GS-1410-14, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Manages Library resources to include staff and budgetary expenditures for print, electronic, and audio resources.
  • Evaluates, plans, oversees, and coordinates an acquisition program for information resources.
  • Supervises a staff of professional librarians and technicians.
  • Establishes priorities, assigns, distributes, and evaluates work performed by library staff.
  • Provides advice, guidance, and counsels employees regarding work and administrative matters.
  • Counsels staff to address work performance and conduct issues.
  • Trains and guides staff in use of technical services modules of library management system.
  • Plans and implements technological improvements; such as library systems, applications, and technical infrastructure.
  • Oversees cataloging and metadata processes to assure effective customer access for digital, print, and audio materials.
  • Oversees management of digital resources including license management and integration.
  • Plans and provides access to vendor training for librarians and technicians.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards. All qualifications must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet one of the following criteria listed below in order to meet the basic requirement for the Librarian Series, 1410:

A) Applicants must possess one full academic year of graduate study in Library Science in an ALA-accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree. -OR-

B) Applicants must possess a total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. NOTE: To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. -AND-

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess one full year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level or pay band in Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one full year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level or pay band in Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector: providing expert advisory services and technical support to senior government officials and political appointees in the area of library and research services; managing and supervising a staff of professional librarians and technicians; establishing and implementing new and/or existing policies, procedures, and guidelines for technical services operations; overseeing the acquisition of materials and contracts for information resources, management of electronic resources, cataloging, and metadata processes to assure effective customer access for digital, print, and audio materials; communicating effectively orally and in writing, and reviewing the written work of others.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.


Please visit the Office of Personnel Management link below to view the basic requirements for the Librarian Series, 1410: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1400/librarian-series-1410/

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Processing Archivist – University of Maryland Baltimore County

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery seeks an Archivist for our Special Collections department. This permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position at the rank of Librarian I reports to the Curator & Head of Special Collections and will work closely with the Special Collections Librarian and the Reference and Instruction Archivist.

– Processes archival and photography collections according to department and professional standards.
– Creates finding aids compliant with archival metadata standards.
– Coordinates creation of cataloging records with Technical Services.
– Collaborates in developing and documenting new archival procedures and updating existing guidelines and procedures.
– Manages the long and short term planning for processing collections.
– Works directly with campus departments to coordinate the development, management, and use of the University Archives records collections.
– Provides consultations, workshops, and training to campus departments for managing print and electronic records.
– Coordinates transfers to University Archives, updates descriptive records, builds partnerships with campus departments and committees.
– Works closely with Alumni Affairs.
– Conducts archival reference, outreach, and instruction.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
– At the time of appointment, an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Archives or Library/Information Science with an emphasis on formal archival education and training, OR a Master’s degree in history, American Studies, or other relevant discipline, with experience in archives, archival course work, or archival certificate. Early career archivists encouraged to apply.
– One year of experience working in an archives, special collections, or comparable setting (may include as an intern, volunteer, or student worker).
– Familiarity with EAD, DACS, and other archival standards. Excellent computer skills, including experience with a collection management system such as ArchivesSpace or PastPerfect.
– Physical ability to lift archival boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and to push a loaded cart weighing up to 200 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
– At least six months of archival processing experience.
– Demonstrated ability and initiative in reference, outreach, and instruction.
– Demonstrated knowledge of creating and managing digital content.
– Supervisory and project management experience.

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