CUA LIS Clinical Professor David Shumaker Featured in Emerald Group Publishing

CUA LIS Clinical Professor David Shumaker was recently interviewed by Emerald Group Publishing about our program’s “activities and successes . . . emphasizing the role of personal information management systems.”

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Youth and Family Services Manager (Librarian III) – Suffolk Public Library – Suffolk, VA

Closing Date: 12/4/2015
City & State: Suffolk, VA
Brief description of position: We believe in connecting individuals and groups to information, ideas and experiences in any way possible, and we are looking for an innovative leader to help strengthen our ability to meet our customers where they are. We want you to take our services for youth and their caregivers to new heights and increase our ability to reach new audiences as our Youth and Family Services Manager.

Our Youth and Family Services Department are the front lines in programming and outreach for children ages 0-18 and their caregivers, and their depth of knowledge and passion for community service sets the tone for much of what we do.

If you consider yourself to be a trailblazer and a trendsetter who also has a wealth of knowledge about best practices for serving families both from within and outside of the library world, apply now for our Youth and Family Services Manager position at Suffolk Public Library.
Link to the full job announcement:

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Head of Collection Management – Maryland State Law Library – Annopolis, MD


Essential Functions: The Head of Collection Management, in coordination with the Library Director and Library Deputy Director, is responsible for the overall management of the physical and digital collections at the Maryland State Law Library. The position provides leadership for the development of the Library’s physical and digital resources by: Assessing current holdings, including State and Federal government documents; Recommending sources for consideration by the Library’s Collection Development Committee; Facilitating the transition to integrated and complementary physical and digital collections; and Instituting innovative approaches to collection analysis. The position manages the Library’s physical and digital collections by: Prioritizing space allocation; Deaccessioning materials; and Adding to the collection. This position also provides guidance for: Maintaining licensing agreements for access to digital materials; Enhancing the Library’s digitization program; and Preservation of the Library’s print and microform resources. This position collaborates with the Head of Reference and Outreach in promoting Library holdings to staff and patrons by Authoring research and how-to guides; Providing regular reference service at the information desk; and Creating and implementing educational opportunities relating to Library resources. This position is responsible for: Fostering the conservation of rare books and fine arts in the Library’s special collections; Managing bookbinding and book repair; Providing leadership for the Library’s efforts to digitally preserve Maryland’s state agency publications; and Managing the maintenance of the Library’s office equipment, including annual inventory. When possible, this position will foster a cooperative collection development with other Maryland libraries. This position supervises the Maryland Collections Librarian and the Collection Management Associate, as well as other subordinate librarians and assistants. This positon performs all other duties as assigned.




Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA approved school.




Five years of professional experience in a law library.




Juris Doctorate from an ABA approved law school. Familiarity with digitization projects and preservation of rare materials; Experience with library technology and with teaching legal research.


Skills/Abilities: In depth knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats, including digital, print and microform; Thorough knowledge of legal database retrieval and document delivery technologies, such as Westlaw; Ability to assist a highly diverse customer base with their legal information needs using a variety of communication methods, including telephone, email, live online chat, and in-person dialogue; Ability to exhibit reference competencies as described in the Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services, promulgated by the RUSA Task Force on Professional Competencies, and also the Competencies of Law Librarianship promulgated by the American Association of Law Libraries; Leadership and supervisory skills; Ability to organize, prioritize, and supervise multiple projects and the work assigned to staff; Experience in adult education and preparation of teaching materials; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to communicate and work effectively with judges, attorneys, students, library staff, and the public; Knowledge of current trends and issues in legal publishing, particularly in licensing of print and digital materials; Knowledge of current standards for preserving print and digital legal collections; Ability to apply the library’s mission and collection development policy by making recommendations for deaccession, updating, and purchase to the Library’s Collection Development Committee; Ability to plan for future space requirements for both print (shelving) and digital (server space) collections; Ability to work within budgetary constraints and procurement guidelines; Ability to perform all of the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodations.


Internal Number: 002187


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Library Technician I – Howard University – Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician I at Howard University’s Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library. This is an evening position with hours being 3:30pm-midnight Sunday thru Thursday with the possibility of 5:30pm-2am Monday thru Thursday should library hours be extended for the spring semester.
Should you, or anyone you know, be interested in this position, I invite you to apply via Howard’s HR homepage, linked here, and emailing me directly upon completing the application process at
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Digital Programs and Initiatives Manager (Librarian) – University of Maryland – College Park, MD

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten member institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university�s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI) Manager is responsible for providing visionary leadership and oversight for the Digital Programs and Initiatives department. The DPI Manager initiates and is the first point of contact for all new digital projects and digital initiatives, and works with both internal and external project stakeholders to develop an achievable project plan guided by a clear project charter. Subsequently, the Manager monitors progress toward project milestones and coordinates with managers of participating departments to ensure timely progress toward completion, making necessary adjustments in keeping with the priorities of the UMD Libraries as a whole. This position serves as an essential communication channel between the Digital Systems and Stewardship division�s staff and stakeholders in the rest of the Libraries and beyond.

It is the role of the DPI Manager to keep current on technology trends, to identify possibilities for collaboration and partnership on digital initiatives within the UMD Libraries and externally, and to be proactive in ensuring that the UMD Libraries remain current and relevant with their digital collections and digital repositories and systems. The Manager will seek out new opportunities for UMD Libraries with emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship, and new roles for academic libraries. In addition, the incumbent will serve as a public face for digital initiatives by representing the UMD Libraries on external committees, working groups, and other professional organizations as needed.

Demonstrated abilities:

�       Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects involving many stakeholders simultaneously.

�       Demonstrated planning and leadership skills, with the ability to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic changing environment.

�       Demonstrated ability to design, evaluate, and optimize business models and revenue strategies for digital library programs and emerging practice areas.

�       Demonstrated ability to perform qualitative and quantitative cost-benefit analyses of a wide variety of programs.

�       Familiarity with data-intensive, computation-driven research practices in either the sciences, social sciences, or humanities.

�       Ability to meet promotion and permanent status requirements of the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries as described in APPSC Policy BOR II-1.00(B): The University of Maryland Policy on Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status of Library Faculty [].

Education: Master�s degree required. Master�s Degree in Library Sciences from a program accredited by the American Library Association OR an advanced degree in either information sciences or information management with experience in library management preferred.


�       A minimum of 5 years of experience working in the library and information field.

�       A minimum of 3 years of experience in a managerial role (e.g. project leader, supervisor, etc.).

�       Familiarity with digital preservation standards and practices.

�       Familiarity with scholarly communications practices and trends.

�       Experience with current digital library technologies, standards, and best practices, such as repository systems and technologies.

�       Experience planning, initiating, and implementing effective programs, projects, and services.

For the full position description, please go to

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant�s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at . No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until November 30, 2015.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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Director of the Library and Media Center – St. Mary’s College of Maryland – St. Mary’s City, MD

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public liberal arts college, is accepting applications for the position of Director of the Library and Media Center, beginning July 2016. The Director provides strategic vision and leadership for the library, archives, and media center in support of the College’s liberal arts mission. The College seeks an enthusiastic and innovative leader with a deep commitment to the liberal arts and undergraduate education and a desire to actively participate in a supportive campus community.

The library at St. Mary’s College of Maryland provides an inviting environment, dedicated librarians and staff, and excellent collections that promote learning and scholarship. Focused on teaching and learning, the librarians are involved with the College’s core curriculum, which is grounded in the four liberal arts skills of critical thinking, written expression, oral expression, and information literacy. The library is committed to providing high-quality instruction and research assistance to all students, faculty, and staff.

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland is a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in historic St. Mary’s City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. Designated as Maryland’s public honors college, St. Mary’s has highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum; we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. Quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis.

For the complete announcement, including qualifications and application instructions, please visit Salary is $90K—$100K, depending on qualifications and experience.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Cataloging & Metadata Librarian – College of William and Mary – Williamsburg, VA

William & Mary Libraries is currently seeking applications for the
position of Cataloging & Metadata Librarian. We seek a creative,
energetic, and collaborative individual to join our team.

William & Mary is one of America’s oldest and best universities. Located
in beautiful, historic Williamsburg, Virginia, the university claims
both Jon Stewart and Thomas Jefferson as alumni. U.S. News and World
Report recently ranked us sixth among all public universities, and the
Library itself was ranked 17th on the list of best college libraries in
the country. Working at William and Mary Libraries offers the
opportunity to make a positive impact in the educational experience of
our small, smart, diverse student body and the chance to experiment with
new technologies and projects.

The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian produces original cataloging in
various media and languages and supports e-resource access projects
which impact all of William and Mary Libraries.  He/She manages
responsibilities in catalog maintenance, including authority work, batch
loading of records, and manipulations of current records for improved
access.   He/She focuses on forward thinking approaches to the discovery
and use of library collections.  He/She is responsible for cataloging,
metadata, quality control, knowledge of changing metadata standards,
knowledge of automatic indexing and metadata processes, and other duties
associated with the creation and maintenance of data related to Library
print and e-collections. He/She provides assistance to library patrons
and staff in using the catalog to discover needed resources.  He/She
provides leadership on cataloging and metadata projects, including
e-resource access projects.

Qualifications & Skills:
•    Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from an American
Library Association accredited program or international equivalent;
•    Experience with integrated library systems performing original and
complex copy cataloging;
•    Experience creating, reviewing and editing of metadata for digital

•    Experience as a cataloger in an academic library environment;
•    Experience with troubleshooting e-resources in an academic library
•    Project management experience;
•    Experience with OCLC Connexion and WorldCat databases.

W&M Libraries strives to foster a culture of innovation. The Libraries
provide support for professional development and travel, flexible work
hours, and opportunities for campus wide engagement. We value diversity
and invite applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the
research, teaching and service missions of the university.

The College is committed to offering its employees an attractive program
of benefits that fosters well-being, acknowledges the need for balance
in the work, family and personal lives of employees which, in turn,
enables and sustains a productive workplace. To view benefits available,
please go to

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.


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Join Us for our Supreme Court Library Tour 11/20 at 10AM!

You’re invited to tour the Supreme Court Library!!

SLA/CUA has arranged a tour of the Supreme Court Library on Friday, 11/20, at 10:00 am.

Space is limited so reserve your spot today, as there will be a waiting list!

Please RSVP by 11/15  by emailing (

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LISten Spring Newsletter Submissions Are Due Nov.10!

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LISten, the AGLISS newsletter, is currently seeking student content for the spring semester issue, including:

  • Your best advice about library school
  • Stories about your favorite class
  • Conferences, round tables, or organization meet-up events you’ve attended
  • A spotlight on your favorite instructor
  • Pictures of students, faculty, staff, and alumni at library events
  • Library school cartoons or comics
  • Experiences in your practicum
  • LISts of your favorite library school books, blogs, or branches.

LISten is distributed twice a year, correlating with the New Student Orientations in the fall and spring semesters. It is physically distributed to new students who attend Orientation, and a digital copy is posted on the AGLISS website and e-mailed to the student body via the LIBSCI-L listserv. Contributing to the AGLISS newsletter is a great way to engage with our student community and share your experiences! We are a newsletter created by our students, for our students! Attached to this email is a copy of our Fall 2015 edition and the submission guidelines for Spring 2016.

The deadline for submissions for the Spring 2016 edition is November 10, 2015. Please submit your work to Emily Clough or contact her with your questions about content.


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Join the SAA Student Chapter Meeting 11/12 @ 7:30PM!


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