The 8th Annual Bridging the Spectrum Symposium is Approaching!

Hello fellow students,

Will you be on campus for the 8th Annual Bridging the Spectrum Symposium next Friday, February 12th?  Want the opportunity to hang out and chat with some of our other presenters, alumni, and attendees? Come to the AGLISS post-Symposium Happy Hour!
When: Friday, February 12th 3:30pm-6:30pm (immediately following the closing of the Symposium)
Where: Smith Public Trust (10 minute walk from campus)
Not able to make it to the Symposium? Come chat anyway! 

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CUA LIS Student, Nicholas Brown, to Give Curator Lecture at the Library of Congress on Popular Music. 2/9 @ 12.

Nicholas Brown, CUA LIS Student and Music Specialist at the Library of Congress, will be giving a curator lecture next week on some of LC’s popular music collections. Check out the details below!

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Call for Nominations for the 2016 Raymond Von Dran Memorial Award!


Nominations are currently being accepted for the Raymond Von Dran Memorial Award. The Raymond Von Dran Memorial Award is an award open to Catholic University School of Library and Information Science/Department of Library and Information Science (SLIS/LIS) alumni, instituted in the memory of Raymond Von Dran, who served as the second Dean of SLIS (1983-87).

The LIS Alumni Association will present this award during its annual Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture in the Spring.

We are seeking nominations of SLIS/LIS  alumni who, through their contributions to the library and information science profession, have exhibited the qualities Von Dran was noted for throughout his career: innovation, collaboration, and leadership. You don’t need to be a CUA LIS graduate to nominate someone!

Nominations (including self-nominations) will be accepted until 11:59 PM, February 29, 2016, and the LIS Alumni Board will make a selection of the final recipient with approval from the Dean. Please email your nomination by completing the nomination form.

For more information on Raymond Von Dran’s contributions to our field and our department, and past recipients of the Von Dran Award, please visit


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The AGLISS Monthly Meeting is Today @ 5:30 PM!

AGLISS Monthly Meeting


Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Information Commons (CSL#315)

  1. Old Business
    • resume review event on 1/16
    • review semester schedule
      • Tuesday, March 8
      • Tuesday, April 5
      • Tuesday, May 3
  2. New Business
    • AGLISS handbook update
    • Funding outreach strategy
  3. Common Read
    • Panel Update
    • Emailed B&N for March 29 – confirmed!
    • Twitter chat – Can we pick dates? 1st Fridays? Suggestions?
      • March – Emily W.
      • April – Emily C.
      • May – Savanna
  4. Upcoming Events
    • two WAIILS – April 2 (at SPT) & March 29 (at B&N TBD)
    • Bridging the Spectrum HH – February 12
    • Comps HH – March 19
    • improv event update – March 22 w/Dave Shumaker

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 8

Emily L. Wagner

MSLIS candidate & AGLISS President

Department of Library and Information Science

The Catholic University of America

m: 202-812-2355


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Join Our Special Presentation TONIGHT @ 8PM!


Hope spring semester is off to a good start!

Join CUA/SLA today, Tuesday, 2/2, at 8pm in the Info Commons (CSL 315) for a special presentation on starting up a special library! Our guest presenter is Jesse Lambertson, of the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center!

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, in downtown Washington, is dedicated to educating the peoples of the United States and Oman about the breadth and richness of our two cultures. Through outreach programs, scholarships, lectures, educational resources, and cultural partnerships, SQCC brings the culture, history, and heritage of our nations to audiences here and abroad.

Its librarian, Jesse Lambertson, has built SQCC’s library from top to bottom since it opened in 2014, cataloging in at least three languages, collaborating with IT, and more.

Come learn about how Jesse has done it and where his library is going from here!

There will be snacks!

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Metadata Librarian – Cadence Group – Greenbelt, MD

Cadence Group seeks a self-motivated, detail-oriented, and innovative
individual for a full-time Metadata Librarian position. The successful
candidate will have experience creating and maintaining metadata, a solid
knowledge of established and emerging metadata standards, strong technical
aptitude, and the ability to work collaboratively and independently in a team-
oriented environment.

The Metadata Librarian is responsible for collecting, preserving, and
presenting digital information in all formats, applying indexing and metadata,
and maintaining the Library’s bibliographic and archival databases. This
includes metadata application, authority control, quality control, and other
duties associated with the creation and maintenance of item- and collection-
level data for a variety of print and digital materials.

As a member of the Electronic Library Systems Team, the Metadata Librarian
reports to the Team Lead and works independently as well as with teammates,
library colleagues, patrons, and community partners to develop and provide
access to information and materials that support the scientific and
engineering research needs of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Job responsibilities:

• Employs emerging metadata schemas to make library resources available to our

Designs and maintains repository collections using the Fedora Commons

• Adds digital images, video, multimedia and other formats to the intuitional
repository using XML metadata.

• Plans migration of the Institutional Repository’s records from Fedora 3 to
Fedora 4 and collaborates with Systems Team on design of new repository site.

• Assures the quality of cataloging and metadata records in the ILS and
Institutional Repository.

• Performs original and copy cataloging for a wide range of formats, including
serials, non-print materials, and e-resources, using traditional cataloging
principles and practices to input records into OCLC and the local ILS,
SirsiDynix Symphony.

• Stays abreast of new developments relevant to metadata, cataloging, and

• Serves as a resource person concerning metadata, database maintenance,
record loading, workflow issues, cataloging, and classification.

• Maintains statistics and produces monthly reports.


• Master’s degree in library/information science, archives, or other relevant
field from an accredited program.

• Demonstrated knowledge of file formats, media migration, metadata, database
management, and digitization techniques.

• Knowledge of and recent experience with established and emerging national
and international standards relating to metadata and classification.

• Experience with XML, RDF, and one or more metadata schemas (Dublin Core,
MADS, MODS, METS, EAD) and tools (XSLT, XQuery, SQL, SPARQL, OAI/PMH, etc.).

• Experience with a repository system such as Fedora Commons and an XML editor
such as Oxygen.

• Knowledge of Drupal or similar content management systems.

• Knowledge of electronic and traditional cataloging standards (AACR2R, LC
classification, LCSH, MARC formats) and familiarity with RDA and FRBR.

• Experience cataloging book and non-book formats in an automated environment
using OCLC and an ILS, such as SirsiDynix Symphony.

• Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

• Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with
diverse constituencies.

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Project Archivist – UR Race & Racism Project – Richmond, VA

Project Archivist – 502041


The Project Archivist will work closely with faculty, students, and staff across the University to create, curate, and edit a digital public archive for the Race and Racism at the University of Richmond Project. The project is an interdisciplinary effort to document, interrogate, and catalyze community discussions on the history of race and racism at the University. The Project Archivist will conduct research, primarily in the University’s archival holdings, to identify materials relevant to this project; coordinate and assist with the research of students and faculty conducted during the academic year and in summer research fellowships; and curate and edit the public digital archive. This work requires collaboration with faculty, students, and staff on developing the project’s collection as well as exhibits and essays that interpret texts from the archive. The Project Archivist will also help plan and coordinate public events related to this initiative.

Professional librarians hold faculty status. Faculty status allows both voice and vote in University faculty meetings, eligibility to serve on faculty committees, to serve as a student advisor, and to participate in the Program for Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness (PETE); and it acknowledges that those individuals play an active role in the intellectual activities of the University. Faculty status does not carry with it eligibility for tenure or sabbatical, nor does it automatically carry with it faculty rank (Professor, Associate, Assistant Professor, or Instructor), since faculty rank is in a specific academic department, nor does it carry eligibility for other benefits normally assigned to full-time teaching faculty.

This full-time position is classified as limited term and will not exceed two years.​


Archival Research and Processing: (30%)

  • Conduct archival research to help identify relevant materials.
  • Apply knowledge of best practices and standards to maintain an accurate and complete collection description and inventory in the collections management system as necessary.
  • Collaborate with colleagues working in areas of collection development, archival and manuscript processing, and digitization.
  • Conduct environmental scans of all campus departments in order to identify current and emerging scholarly projects, areas of inquiry, and pedagogical trends related to this project.

Digital Library Project Planning & Implementation: (30%)

  • Collaborate with university librarians to direct, plan, implement and sustain a digital archive.
  • Collaborate in the planning and implementation of metadata guidelines for the project, and in establishing workflows for metadata creation in standards such as TEI, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, etc.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in designing user interfaces to retrieve and manipulate digital resources in the online archive.

Collaboration with Faculty and Students: (20%)

  • Support faculty teaching thematic courses related to the project, particularly those that use and build upon the online archive by providing instruction in metadata creation, archival standards, etc.
  • Co-supervise with faculty summer research fellowships related to the project.
General Project Advancement: (20%)
  • Serve as a member of the project advisory committee.
  • Contribute to the planning of community engagement efforts (e.g., brown bag lunch presentations, symposia, exhibits).
  • Coordinate with community partners to integrate and promote the archive (e.g., area museums, cultural heritage organizations, libraries, other universities).
  • Contribute to outreach and publicity efforts.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skills in archival processing.
  • Demonstrated evidence of responsibility in successful collaborations, including entities within the organization (e.g., library) as well as beyond it (e.g., with other units on campus or with other institutions).
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate’s value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.
  • Experience teaching and instruction, particularly at the undergraduate level preferred.
  • Experience with or demonstrated knowledge in Dublin Core and/or other metadata standards.
  • Experience initiating new ways to engage students and the community with primary source material.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, about complex, technical processes to non-technical personnel.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to work under time constraints and to meet regularly recurring deadlines on multiple, concurrent projects.
  • Evidence of strong analytical problem solving skills, attention to detail, and results-oriented approaches to complex problems.
  • Ability to work and learn independently and to initiate necessary work procedures according to guidelines set by the supervisor.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, librarians, archivists and others in order to advance digital humanities research.


  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution or a graduate degree in an academic discipline with advanced training in archives administration or manuscripts.
  • Experience working on projects related to race, racism, and/or racial justice preferred.


  • Full-time, exempt position
  • This position is classified as limited term and will not exceed two years.

Pay Grade 6
To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond’s Compensation Structure.

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE 

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Program Analyst – The U.S. Government Printing Office – Washington DC

Job Title:  Program Analyst
Department:  Legislative Branch
Agency:  Government Publishing Office

Job Announcement Number:  16-1586541-MA


$53,435.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year


Friday, January 15, 2016 to Wednesday, February 3, 2016




Full Time – Permanent




2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map


Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)


Not Applicable




Come be a part of one of the largest digital information facilities in the world!

Make Your Mark on the reinvention of a major government enterprise. The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is Keeping America Informed by providing excellent publishing and information dissemination services for official and authentic government publications to Congress, Federal agencies, Judiciary and Federal Depository Libraries and the American public. Established by Congress in 1861, GPO was founded on values of integrity, teamwork, commitment, and dependability. Be a part of history as we continue this tradition through new technologies and strategic initiatives.

This position is located in Administrative Services Division, Washington, DC. The incumbent of this position will participate in all disciplines of records/information management including mail, transportation and logistics, disposition/retention of records, management of contract relationships with mail vendors such as UPS, FEDEX, etc. In addition, the incumbent will have responsibility for the review and analysis of GPO’s postage consumption and will monitor, report, and reconcile use of franking utilized by the agency and customers and aid in recovery of postage expenses.

The selectee will work shift 1 and have a tour of duty of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Selectees must pass a drug test prior to appointment.
  • Selectees must pass a background check prior to appointment.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service


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The incumbent will serve as a Management/Program Analyst in the Administrative Services Division (ASD), and will perform the planning and execution of all assigned projects and programs. Depending on the complexity of the assignment, the incumbent typically is able to work independently, and with only intermittent and minimal guidance from the ASD management team.

  • Collects, assembles, and analyzes data necessary to reach conclusions and devise solutions to assignments;
  • Develop, track, and analyze data and metrics regarding assigned activities, transaction processing, and desired outcomes;
  • Compile, and evaluate plans and reports;
  • Administer and organize records management program to align with the agency’s business and mission needs;
  • Work with the agency’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) on electronic recordkeeping requirements, records management applications, as well as the technology challenges of accessing and maintaining records over time;
  • Provide policy and governance to include directives, on the use of records management tools to ensure best practices and agency compliance with applicable Federal regulations;
  • Formulate records management processes for the agency, plans and implements logical filing structures, information access, and training;
  • Develop vital record programs to identify and protect records that specify how the agency will operate in case of emergency or disaster (Continuity of Operations).
  • Create and conduct record management training for agency staff; communicating and disseminating records management information to all in the agency;
  • Analyze records management and other agency operations business processes and provide recommendations to improve workflow and create efficiencies by making use of automated tools, systems and technology;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


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To qualify for this position, you must meet the following requirements:

To minimally qualify for the PG-09 level, you must meet the below requirement:

Applicants must possess 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-07 (or equivalent) grade level performing the following: 1.) Assisting with the collection, organization and tracking of performing data; 2.) Assisting with identifying and analyzing problematic issues related to the efficient and effective operations of programs, and/or an office; and 3.) Assisting with the development of recommendations to resolve problems related to data collection, performance reporting.


2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree


  1. B. or J.D., if related


A combination of specialized experience and education that totals 100% of the requirement.

To minimally qualify for the PG-11 level, you must meet the below requirement:

Applicants must possess 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-09 (or equivalent) grade level performing the following:  1) collecting, validating and analyzing performance data; 3) assisting with the development of studies related to assessing program methods and effectiveness; and 4) developing reports and briefings for senior officials in support of program management, and performance appraisals.


3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or a L.L.M. in a related field of study.


A combination of specialized experience and education that totals 100% of the requirement.


You will be evaluated on your responses to the assessment questionnaire then we will compare it against your resume and supporting documentation. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

You will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) and/or Competencies required for the position:

  • Ability to identify a need, gather, organize, and maintain information to determine the importance and accuracy, and communicate it by a variety of methods.
  • Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resources allocation, and production.  
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods to identify, analyze, specify, design, and manage functional and infrastructure requirements; including translating functional requirements into technical requirements used for logical design or presenting alternative technologies or approaches.  
  • Ability to anticipate and meet the needs of both, internal and external customers, while delivering high quality products and services, and is committed to continuous improvement.

We DO NOT require a separate narrative statement responding to the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) and/or competencies, however your resume should CLEARLY show possession of these competencies.

If you meet the qualification requirements listed above, your application will be rated based on your online questionnaire and supporting documents.  If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement Wednesday, February 03, 2016.

Merit Promotion Eligibility:


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet your needs, as well as your family’s needs.  These benefits include, but are not limited to:  health care, life insurance, flexible spending and dependent care accounts, annual and sick leave, long-term care insurance, retirement savings plans.  For more information about these benefits, please visit:


Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes 1) your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, 2) your resume and 3) any other documents needed to verify your qualifications or eligibility (see the required documents section). Note: If you do not answer all of the required Assessment Questions, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position.

Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting your complete application package. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement.  Please read all instructions before you begin. 

The completed Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, February 03, 2016.

To begin the process, click the APPLY ONLINE button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click theSUBMIT MY ANSWERS button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following 1586541. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

NOTE: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Print a copy of the occupational questionnaire so that you can read and respond to the questions offline. Click here toView Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers.  The form URL is:
  3. Attach your resume and all required supporting documents (e.g., SF-50, performance appraisal, DD-214, etc.).
  4. With your completed OPM Form 1203-FX as the front page (where your name, social security number, etc are shown), submit your materials to fax number 1-478-757-3144. Do not use a different cover page.

If you are using the fax method to submit your application, you should retain a copy of the fax confirmation sheet and verify that your application was received by contacting the Specialist listed in the vacancy before the closing date. Wednesday, February 03, 2016


In addition to your responses to the questionnaire and your resume, you must submit the following additional documents specific for this vacancy:

  • For Merit Promotion applicants, including GPO employees: Most recent SF-50 (indicating highest grade level held, tenure group, promotion potential and salary) and most recent Annual Performance Appraisal. If performance appraisal is dated within the last year or if you are unable to provide a performance appraisal, an explanation must be provided.
  • For applicants qualifying on the basis of education: transcripts – official or unofficial.

All materials must be received by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

  • Content of Resume:  Your resume will be used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that the information be specific, detailed where appropriate, and complete. Your resume must have complete information:Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total number of hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. To assist you in sending in a complete resume, use our checklist at:
  • Content of Transcripts:  A transcript is required if you are claiming to qualify based on your education.  The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable; at the minimum the transcript should contain the name of the institution, applicant’s name, list of completed courses, semester hours, and GPA.


Matia Ayers
Phone: (202)512-1308

Agency Information:
Government Publishing Office
732 North Capitol Street NW
Washington, DC


After a review of your resume, required documents and assessment questionnaire is complete, you will be notified of your application status. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. Applicants will receive notification when a final selection has been made.

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Part-time Library assistant – VNS Group – Alexandria, Virginia

Part-time Library assistant (30 hours per week) — one year contract in Alexandria, Virginia, starting end of January, beginning of February. This may be a good opportunity for a library student specializing in cataloging.

Here are the details:


  • Utilizes the defined rules established through professional cataloging practices of Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, RDA and Library of Congress Subject Headings, as well as adhere to local rules and practices defined by the Technical Services Manager.
  • Handle the copy cataloging and bibliographic maintenance of print, digital and audiovisual materials for import into the online catalog.
  • Performs catalog maintenance which includes the correcting and updating of catalog records and maintaining authority control of names and series.
  • Assigns classification numbers using established Library of Congress Classification System into the Library’s online catalog, Sirsi Dynix’ Symphony.
  • Searches, reviews and edits existing bibliographic records and holdings for monographs utilizing OCLC, Z39.50, MARC Editor and other cataloging resources.
  • Performs processing of materials being added to the collections as added copies.
  • Updates bibliographic records and OCLC holdings information for all library materials as required.
  • Participates fully in collaborative efforts toward efficient workflow and problem solving.
  • When needed, some intra-departmental coverage may be required within Technical Services as well as other related duties.

Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of cataloging methods, procedures and practices; some knowledge of the Library System’s automated records system, databases and other specialized computer programs; knowledge of standard bibliographic tools; skill in operating automated library systems; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum: Two-Year College Degree; at least one year of experience at a level equivalent to Library Assistant I; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred: Four Year College Degree; must be able to demonstrate the ability to work with detailed, highly-structured work.


30 hours per week.

Interested candidates please send resumes to

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Librarian III, Electronic Resources – PGCMLS – Largo, MD

PGCMLS is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic and organized professional to serve as Librarian III, Electronic Resources. Under the direction of the Chief of Materials Management, the successful applicant will manage the selection and oversee electronic resources that enhance the library’s collection. Let your project management experience shine with us!  We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including credit for time spent at other public libraries when calculating annual leave accrual and sick leave transfer, under certain circumstances. And we offer exceptional training opportunities for staff throughout their entire career with the Library.
Position Title:   Librarian III, Electronic Resources

Location:  Administrative Offices, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo, MD

Hours:  Full-time (40 hours/week). Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm
Salary:  $51,071/year or $24.55/hour + generous benefits package.
To Apply:  Click the link below to submit an online application, cover letter and resume. Or, visit
Examples of Duties: Responsibilities include evaluating and recommending electronic resources, including online databases, eBooks, eAudio, eMusic, emagazines, and streaming video for the library collection; overseeing and managing library staff in supervisory line to include training and development and monitoring and evaluating job performance.  Communicates with vendors, staff, and customers about collection needs and requests; participates in vendor license agreement negotiations with CMM; and monitors fiscal year budget expenditures of allocated funds for library electronic resources. Develops best practice standards for reporting usage of library electronic resources; collaborates with CMM to develop, implement and maintain an electronic resources collection development policy; and in cooperation with the Library’s Staff Development Coordinator, suggests and assists with training for staff in use of electronic resources. Acts as liaison for Materials Management to Digital Services Department. Keeps informed professional and community developments affecting the library field. Prepares correspondences and reports. Performs other duties or responsibilities that are related to the position.
Qualifications/Requirements: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program;  three to four years of professional library experience; and three years of supervisory experience. Considerable knowledge of electronic resources, literature, reference and information materials, vendors, publishers, and periodicals required. Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s practices, policies and procedures. Strong communication and customer service skills. Ability to work independently and with volunteers. Strong organization and problem solving skills. Ability to effectively supervise, including planning, scheduling, training and evaluating staff.  Demonstrated ability to deal tactfully and efficiently with a diverse public, community organizations and staff.  Ability to maintain records, develop reports in a clear and orderly manner and make succinct oral presentations.  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word, electronic databases, e-mail, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.  Work involves extensive standing; walking; reaching, stooping, bending, grasping and moving objects up to 20 pounds; and use of computer, telephone and other office equipment.
Necessary Special Requirement:  Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate; ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within six-months following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every five (5) years.
Union Status:  Included
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