Access Services and Outreach Librarian

Access Services and Outreach Librarian University of Mary Washington Libraries Fredericksburg, Virginia Closing: 09/23/2016

The UMW Libraries are committed to creating an environment where students, faculty, and staff share in the creation and exploration of knowledge in the development of their academic and professional interests and in practicing the habits of mind necessary for life-long learning.

The Access Services and Outreach Librarian supervises staff in the access services unit and coordinates the use of student assistants in circulation and interlibrary loan. The librarian also coordinates the Libraries’ outreach and marketing efforts. Responsibilities include: coordinating policies and procedures for public services for the UMW Libraries, communicating and interpreting library policies to faculty, staff, and students, and establishing workflow and quality control measures in the Access Services units. The Access Services Librarian is responsible for services in Simpson Library throughout its hours of operation and coordinates with appropriate personnel regarding library security.

Required Education

  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s program (MLS/MLIS).

Required Experience

  • Demonstrated experience with an integrated library system.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability and experience to manage a team of staff and students effectively.
  • Ability to maintain detailed and accurate records.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with the the Alma and Primo systems from Ex Libris.
  • Experience with student training and oversight.
  • Excellent command of LC classification.
  • Strong understanding of data collection and use for decision-making purposes.
  • Experience promoting library services to students and faculty.

Salary commensurate with experience, $50,000 – $54,000

The University of Mary Washington seeks to enrich its academic environment by continuing to provide equal educational and employment opportunities. We actively encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

For more details, apply.

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Assistant Librarian

Position Description:
Assistant Librarian
Full-time 12-month, Exempt Position
Capitol Technology University, a nonprofit university located in Laurel, Maryland seeks an Assistant Librarian to assist in running the University Library.  Personal initiative, problem-solving skills, and a strong belief in customer service are required.
• Be creative and service oriented with the diverse faculty, staff and student body
• Keep statistical records necessary for reports requested by the U.S. Office of Education, State Agencies and Accrediting bodies.
• Partner with the Library Director developing, evaluating and providing instruction to first-year students in obtaining information literacy skills
• Update the website and portal with current and relevant information about events, changes to hours, library services, etc.
• Responsible for checking and responding to emails
• Assist with all research questions and search requests
• Keep track of technical services accounts/invoicing and changes in service
• Regularly work within EOSinternational, the library’s OPAC to ensure:
 records are up to date, new items are processed and added to the collection (see cataloging manual)
 over-dues are run every week
 the static date is refreshed each semester
 graduates are tracked prior to commencement to ensure all items are returned and fines paid, otherwise ID students to Registrar for a hold
 when URLS are all updated , ensure all links are checked on website and portal
• Supervise and assign duties of the cataloging student aide
• Turn It In –create accounts for professors as the administrator and provide links to the tutorials on TII’s website
• Contribute to the school’s social media outreach
• Support program development
 Schedule
 Ensure all flyers and notices for programs are advertised on social media as well as traditional forms
 Evaluate
• Suggest items and resources for collection development
• Write briefs as requested by director highlighting new additions; possible research into new additions
• Lead monthly Book Club
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science or related fields
• Experience with developing and posting Web content
• Supervisory and scheduling experience with student workers
• One to two years reference and instruction experience
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
• Ability to work independently, within a team environment, and with diverse groups
• Experience with Drupal coding preferred
Please send cover letter and resume to with the job title in the subject line. You may also apply online at
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT: Capitol Technology University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce. As stated in our Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Policy, as part of our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, Capitol Technology University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and/or expression), pregnancy, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion or similar philosophical beliefs, disability, marital and civil union status, age, genetic information, veteran status or any personal attribute or characteristic that is protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.
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Chief of Digital Collections Management & Services at LC

NDSA members may be interested in this posting that went up last week: Chief of Digital Collections Management & Services (a new division that covers digital collection management, including digitization services and web archiving). Current closing date is 9/30/2016.

This position reports to the Director, Technology Policy, in Library Services and is responsible for leading the newly established Digital Collections Management & Services Division. The division is responsible for providing support for the full lifecycle management of digital collections. This includes executing digitization projects using in-house or contractor digitization services. Digital Collection Management & Services staff collaborate with Library curatorial units, technical staff, and cross-service unit organizations to establish policies, implement new and streamline existing digital workflows, identify digital content management problems and propose solutions, provide training, and communicate best practices.

This position is located in the Digital Collection Management & Services Division, Technology Policy Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 350565.

This position has no promotion potential.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position may work a flextime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


Leads the development of strategies for planning and developing major agency programs of national scope and impact related to digital collections. Contributes to the development of a vision and strategy for acquiring and managing the Library’s digital collections. Oversees and administers digital content management programs within the scope of the division. Participates in the evaluation, development, and documentation of long-and short-term efforts. Ensures that the two subordinate units within the division, Digitization Services Section and Digital Content Management Section, achieve their strategic goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs, develops new programs, and recommends actions to be initiated or discontinued. Designs and implements digital lifecycle management efforts to be undertaken within existing resource levels and advises on the impact of efforts requiring additional resources. Ensures that digital collections under the care of the unit are managed in accordance with established policies.

Establishes performance expectations for a group of staff members performing work up to the GS-15 level. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on organizational performance. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests, telework, and other work-related arrangements.

Coordinates the formulation and administration of policy related to the lifecycle management of the Library’s digital collections, exercising considerable discretion and judgment concerning the implementation and interpretation of new and existing policies, and in making analytical and technical decisions. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with agency officials and various working groups to develop the policy framework and establish the curatorial and long-term preservation policies and requirements for the Library’s digital collections. Examples of policy areas include required processes for inventorying digital content, data security for digital content, and life cycle management of digital holdings to include longterm preservation and rights- protected access. Facilitates the development of a cohesive digital preservation program for Library Services. Ensures consistent application of approved library methodologies and processes across relevant digital projects.

Serves as a nationally and internationally recognized expert on digital lifecycle management and preservation. Stays current with developments in the field, and provides expert policy advice and guidance on the most challenging problems in the lifecycle management of digital collections. Advises senior managers, officials at multiple levels in the Library, professional colleagues at libraries at all levels, Congressional staff, researchers, scholars, and the general public. Works closely with and advises digital collections staff throughout the library. Serves on interagency, national and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels.

As an authoritative advisor for the Library, recommends policies and procedures to enhance digital preservation processes and techniques. Independently handles complex program issues and problems and provides authoritative guidance relating to digital collections lifecycles. Originates and establishes study designs or techniques that are regarded as major advances that contribute substantially to further developments, or that solve substantial problems in the management of digital collections within the Library of Congress, or nationally.

Serves as a principal LC liaison at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Represents Library Services and its organizational interests and perspectives at high level internal and external meetings involving discussion and establishment of policy, or consideration of issues or Initiatives with potential Library-wide impact. Chairs tasks groups for the development of programs and events that may have Library-wide impact. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, professional associates, research libraries and institutions, foundations, and distinguished members of the public.

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • See requirements listed below under Qualifications Required.


A candidate’s resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

(1) Knowledge and application of policies, standards, best practices and technologies in the field of digital libraries and digital preservation**: The successful candidate has applied professional knowledge of digital libraries and information management principles, processes, and systems to manage functions and carry out library programs that involved the full lifecycle management of born digital and digitized content in multiple formats, including 1) ingest into a digital repository; 2) manual or automated generation of metadata and metadata maintenance systems; 3) processes for content preparation and/or transformation; 4) long-term preservation; 5) knowledge of digital formats; 6) digitization and digitization standards; and 7) tools and technical infrastructures for managing digital content.

(2) Ability to lead and execute a critical program**: The successful candidate has accomplished strategic and operational goals for a major program area and in doing so had the following responsibilities: 1) defined objectives and goals for the program; 2) defined and managed business requirements related to the program area; 3) analyzed complex problems and implemented solutions; 4) developed and integrated policies and processes; 5) formulated strategies for achieving program objectives; 6) developed program performance objectives/targets; 7) conducted regular reviews and prepared annual assessments of accomplishments and outcomes/results; 8) advised senior level officials on current and future program directions, 9) evaluated current and proposed programs and operations and recommended actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects; and 10) oversaw contracts and procurements that supported the programs.

(3) Ability to lead people and manage a diverse workforce: The successful candidate has led, supervised, and managed a diverse staff in a multi-disciplinary environment and in doing so, performed the following activities: 1) identified current and future staffing needs based on organizational goals, objectives, and capacity gaps; 2) recruited and hired staff to meet those needs; 3) communicated performance expectations to staff; 4) conducted periodic performance evaluations; 5) provided advice and counsel to staff; 6) addressed performance and disciplinary issues; 7) delegated or planned and assigned work; 8) provided appropriate training and professional development opportunities to staff; 9) encouraged staff participation in planning and decision making; and 10) identified and implemented methods to improve staff productivity.

(4) Ability to lead collaborative initiatives: The successful candidate has led collaborative efforts to identify and implement solutions impacting technical and organizational systems, policies, processes, and procedures. The work involved balancing multiple viewpoints of both internal and external stakeholders.

(5) Ability to communicate effectively in writing and review and assess the writing of others: The successful candidate has wrote clear, cogent, accurate, well-organized, and understandable written products in the area of information or library management, such as: 1) program goals and objectives; 2) program performance documentation; 3) budget request documentation; 4) project plans; 5) annual reports; 6) statements of work; 7) strategic planning and forecasting documents; 8) policies; and 9) funding proposals. This included targeting the amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of the information to the needs of the receiver/audience. Evaluated the written products of others to meet the quality standards of the organization.

(6) Ability to present technical and policy information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations: The successful candidate has conveyed analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations, in both planned and extemporaneous situations. This included shaping the appropriate amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of information to the needs of the receiver/audience.

(7) Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing: The successful candidate has the ability to speak clearly, politely, and under control to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This also includes actively listening to and understanding information; and listening to and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.

Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position. The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link:

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Head of Technical Services — US Senate Library

DEPARTMENT:                                    Senate Library

SALARY RANGE:                                  $81,415 – $126,194

CONTACT:                                           Applications for the position must be submitted online; see the link below. 

If you need an accommodation to submit an application for this position, please contact Human Resources at 202-224-3625 or stop by the Human Resources office at SH-231B Hart Senate Office Building

FEDERAL RELAY SERVICE:                   Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the Federal Relay Service at 1 (800) 877-8339 TTY

POSTING DATE:                                   August 12, 2016

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:          Open until filled

REQUIREMENTS:                                 Please see the full vacancy announcement and position description.

Interview and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

The online application link can be found below the posting for the open position under the Secretary of the Senate Office of Human Resources section of the Employment page on –

All applicants must complete and submit the online Secretary of the Senate Application for Employment together with a cover letter and current resume to the Human Resources Department at the link listed above.  If claiming a veterans’ preference, an applicant must indicate that he/she is preference eligible on the application or resume, complete the Application for Veterans’ Preference portion of the online application, and submit the supporting documentation specified on that form. Qualified candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview.  Do NOT mail.    No phone calls please.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE:   To be eligible for a veterans’ preference, applicants must meet all of the requirements set forth in the VEOA and applicable regulations. The eligibility requirements are summarized in the Application for Veterans’ Preference portion of the online application which may be obtained by visiting: If the Office of the Secretary of the Senate does not receive the Application for Veterans’ Preference and supporting documentation by the closing date, the applicant’s claim for a veterans’ preference may be denied. Applicants may obtain a copy of the Office’s Veteran’s Preference policy by submitting a written request to

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Technician Jobs — Require Quick Action

NARA just posted for Technician jobs. The external posting is only open for 2 days. Anyone who wishes to apply has to do so ASAP.
These positions will be filled in multiple units within Research Services. These include: Research Room Operations, Special Media Division, Textual Records Division, Electronic Records Division, and Special Access/FOIA Staff.
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Learning and Inclusion Strategist

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

University Libraries

Learning and Inclusion Strategist

The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks an innovative, energetic and collaborative professional to develop the role of Learning and Inclusion Strategist.  This position will provide strategic direction for the University of Minnesota Libraries relating to teaching, learning, student success, and inclusion. This position represents a new opportunity within the University Libraries to grow an integrated program that embeds Libraries’ expertise into the campus curriculum, shapes services with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion, and assesses the impact of these programs on student learning. The Learning and Inclusion Strategist serves as the Chair of a new Libraries Teaching & Learning advisory group which draws together expertise from across the Libraries to develop a holistic plan and set of priorities that reflect a coordinated effort to partner with campus stakeholders on student learning. The position is also a standing member of the Libraries Diversity Leadership Committee.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Build and lead a Teaching and Learning Program centered on practices that are inclusive and effective for all students
  • Identify and foster opportunities to partner on learning, inside and outside of the classroom
  • Improve or develop services with inclusion in mind, serving to reduce barriers to learning and to create a sense of belonging among all library clientele
  • Position the University Libraries for innovation in learning

Required qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science OR equivalent combination of advanced degree (e.g., M.A, M.Ed., or Ph.D. in such fields as Educational Technology, Curriculum & Instruction, Culture & Teaching) and relevant experience; and, Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion. 

Context:  With collections of over 8 million volumes, the University of Minnesota Libraries is recognized for rich historical and special collections, innovative technologies, and model programs in support of research and learning. The Libraries were recognized in 2012 with the Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity, given by the campus Office for Equity and Diversity.

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, is a Big Ten campus in the heart of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. It is both the state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service, and a major research institution, with scholars of national and international reputation. The Twin Cities is a dynamic and diverse metropolitan area with cultural, sport, and outdoor activities for all seasons (

This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous-appointment track academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level. 

For full description and qualifications, and to apply, go to: ulib366


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Half-Time Library Tech Position

Be on the forefront of providing Access to Justice — Start working in one of Maryland’s premier court libraries!

Half-time Library Tech position now open, with great salary, full benefits.

Challenging environment, never a dull moment at the Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library!

Collaborate with judges, courthouse staff, attorneys and the general public. Work on cataloging, reference, outreach programs and tours, intranet/internet projects and professional activities. Great opportunity to work in a dynamic public law library.

Sent your application materials to adminhr@mcccourt.

Here’s our website address where you can find the position description, application, and instructions: You must submit all the documents listed in the instructions to be considered.


Position:                                                                                          __________                          Closing Date:


Part-time Circuit Court Law Library Aide …………………….…………….….……NOW August 26, 2016 @5:00 p.m.

How to apply for employment opportunities in the Administrative Office of the Circuit Court:

  1. Please open the Online Employment Application PDF. Mac users MUST use Adobe to complete the application. The Mac “Preview” application will not transmit your information to us. The application form requires you to have Adobe Reader version 8 or higher. Go to to download the latest Adobe Reader version.
  2. A button marked “Highlight Fields” will be above and to the right of the Application form. Click the button to show fields that can be typed in.
  3. Complete all applicable fields by typing or clicking into each one.
  4. On the last page of the Application there are two buttons. The Print button will allow you to print a copy for yourself. The Save As button will allow you to save the completed application to your computer.
  5. Please send an email with the following attachments to with completed application, cover letter, resume, and a writing sample.


Kate Martin Library Director Circuit Court for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue, Room 3420 Rockville, Maryland 20850 Phone: 240-777-9121, Fax: 240-777-9126 Email:


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Position Opening @ VCU in Special Collections

VCU Libraries is recruiting for a new position in Special Collections and Archives at James Branch Cabell Library:  Teaching and Learning Librarian.  If you know of an archivist, a librarian, or someone in museum education with experience providing instruction using special collections and/or primary sources, please share. We hope for a diverse, strong pool of candidates.
The search committee will begin review of applications  September 12th and will continue until it decides to formally close the application process.
If you have specific questions about the position, please feel free to contact me directly.
With regards,
Wesley Chenault, Ph.D., C.A.
Head, Special Collections and Archives
James Branch Cabell Library
Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
901 Park Avenue
P. O. Box 842033
Richmond, VA  23284-2033
P:  (804) 827-3576 | F:  (804) 828-0151
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Branch Librarian (Eagle Rock)

Full job description and County application is available here:

Branch Librarian (Eagle Rock)

Botetourt County Library is seeking a dynamic individual to manage the Eagle Rock Branch Library. Eagle Rock is the newest branch of the Botetourt County system and was opened in 2010. The library is a thriving center of activity in northern Botetourt with a staff of five (two full-time, three part-time) including the branch librarian. The branch librarian is an integral part of planning and implementing programs including preschool story times, after school crafts and movies, computer classes, book clubs and more. The position includes supervision and scheduling of staff, collection development, working closely with the Friends of the Library and assisting at the circulation desk. Minimum requirement:  B.A. degree from an accredited university  with at least three (3) years supervisory experience.  MLS degree from an ALA accredited school of library science is highly preferred. Starting salary: $32,772 – $51,244, DOQ

A completed application form is required to be considered for the position.

Application, cover letter, and resume can be submitted to:

Botetourt County Human Resources
5 West Main St, Suite 200
Fincastle, VA 24090

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Part-Time Professional Historian

The History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine is seeking a part-time professional historian to help develop a web archive collection of materials related to Auto-immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). NLM holds a large collection of AIDS materials consisting of manuscript, audio-visual, photographic, and printed materials. To further enrich the NLM’s publicly-available, AIDS-related resources and information, NLM seeks to identify and select for long term preservation web content that documents the history of AIDS.
The historian will research and identify web (online) content related to AIDS including public health campaigns and other public health information; patient narratives; care giver narratives; World AIDS Day content; social media; news stories; and web sites and social media of organizations such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, Doctors without Borders, the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease; state and national health agencies, and NLM’s Division of Specialized Information Systems. The final products produced by the historian will include a report containing URLs for all identified sites to be archived by NLM, documentation of the selection criteria and the decision making process used, a broad description of the collection, and recommendations for future web collecting about AIDS. The contractor may write at least one blog post for Circulating Now, the History of Medicine Division blog, about the collection.

Proposals are due by August 29th.  Additional information, including instructions for submitting a proposal are available on Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) at

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