Four Librarian Positions – Washington, D.C. and Northern VA

Job Title: Librarian (Acquisitions)
Department: Department of Defense
Agency: National Defense University
Salary Range: $77,490.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Monday, February 8, 2016 to Sunday, February 28, 2016
Duty Locations: Fort McNair, DC

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/428952700

DUTIES:

Serve as the procurement officer for all supplies and services for two academic libraries at the National Defense University (NDU).
Serve as the NDU Libraries staff training officer to facilitate registration and payment of staff professional development requirements.
Monitor expenditures, maintains spending and budget records, and assists with budget preparation.
Oversee procurement of library books, subscriptions, copyright, electronic content, service and support contracts, maintenance agreements, and library technology.
Serve as a library liaison with numerous internal and external points of contact.
Develops policies and procedures for the various complex activities inherent in the acquisitions process and establishes short and long-term goals and objectives for acquisitions.
Analyzes, evaluates, and establishes the most effective procurement methods for acquiring library materials to include books, periodicals, manuscripts, research databases and electronic resources.

Position: Metadata Librarian
Location: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Washington, D.C.
Salary: $47,900.00 – $50,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Metadata Librarian

Description

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Research Center seeks a dynamic, energetic, knowledgeable and self-motivated librarian to specialize in the creation, analysis and maintenance of metadata. Incumbent will employ independent, critical thinking, embrace change and seek out new opportunities for innovation and improvement to arrive at new solutions to both new and traditional information management challenges. The Metadata Librarian is responsible for collecting, preserving, and presenting digital information in all formats, crating and applying metadata schemas and indexing to institutional data repositories, bibliographic and archival databases and collections. This includes metadata application, creating and applying controlled vocabularies, authority and quality control, and other duties associated with the creation and maintenance of item- and collection-level data for a variety of print and digital content and materials. This position requires a firm and broad conceptual understanding of metadata principles and the ability to apply and adapt them to existing and emerging media in a variety of encoding formats. Incumbent will be current with the community of practice for metadata and discovery and play a leading role in developing and implementing metadata strategies for the organization. This position will also provide leadership for data services and resource discovery through the application of metadata and intellectual access activities. In addition, the Metadata Librarian will participate in the management of e-resources and assist with the expansion of online collections and new digital initiatives. Success in this position will require a dedication to content quality assurance to foster discovery, especially through capitalizing on the advantages offered by new technologies. The position reports to the Manager, Research Center.

Position: Library Director
Location: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution – Washington, D.C.
Salary: $65,000.00 – $83,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Library Director

Description

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is seeking an experienced and dynamic Library Director to lead and oversee its Library.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a leading nonprofit membership organization, located in Washington, D.C. and is chartered by Congress with over 180,000 current members. Founded in 1890, its mission is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. It includes the DAR Library, one of the nation’s premier genealogical research centers and is ranked as one of the most important national institutions based on the uniqueness of sources. Many thousands of volumes of genealogical compilations, record abstracts, and other materials such as family histories, cemetery record transcriptions, and Bible records are available only at the DAR Library.

The Library Director reports to the Headquarters Administrator and serves as the head of the Library with responsibility for setting strategic direction as well as overseeing day-to-day operations, including the planning, preparation and implementation of policies, projects and programs, to meet the Library’s broader purpose and to enhance the value and accessibility of the Library to all users.

The Director will be responsible for developing a comprehensive plan that employs best practices, appropriate technology, and coordinated efforts to attract greater personal and virtual visitation to the Library and its Seimes Technology Center. The Library Director manages a team of eleven individuals.


Position: Adult Services Manager

Location: Alexandria Public Library – Alexandria, VA
Salary: $71,810.00 – $115,383.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Adult Services Manager

Description

The Alexandria Library is looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead its Adult Services team. The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service skills and the desire to contribute to a busy, main library. Under the direction of the Central Library Manager, this position is responsible for supervising the activities of the Adult Services Department, including overseeing system wide Interlibrary and Sunday service, training and evaluating personnel, developing technology initiatives, planning programs, collection development and a variety of duties that require a thorough knowledge of adult services.

Multiple Library Positions – Maryland

Job Title: Librarian
Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Agricultural Research Service
Salary Range: $53,435.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Thursday, February 4, 2016 to Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Duty Locations: Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/428631700

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch is to procure digital and physical items and services; receive and process library materials, claim missing items; provide bibliographic access to physical and digital collections by creating and maintaining appropriate metadata; administer the software underlying the acquisitions, cataloging, and inventory functions; acquire, create, transform, and manage citation metadata for journal articles; and provide quality control of metadata housed in a variety of data management systems.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide users timely access to agricultural and biological sciences literature by providing accurate description and subject analysis of said literature both at the article and title level by resolving indexing, cataloging, classification, and processing problems.

This position is located in the Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Acquisitions and Metadata Branch in Beltsville, Maryland.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Alexis Averette
Phone: (703)995-9692
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-855-1234
Email: aaverette@yrci.com

Position: Librarian III, Electronic Resources
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Largo, MD
Salary: $51,000.00 – $56,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Librarian III, Electronic Resources

Description

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.

Location: 9601 Capital Lane, Largo, MD

To Apply: Submit application, cover letter, resume and professional references online at http://www.pgcmls.info/AboutUs/Employment

Closing Date: Priority consideration given to applications received by 4pm on Monday, February 22, 2016

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.

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

Position: Multiple Positions
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Loyola Notre Dame Library has multiple positions open:

Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian
Assessment and Usability Coordinator
Digital Services Coordinator
Online Learning and Instructional Design Librarian

Law Librarian (Law Firm) – Washington, D.C.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: K&L Gates – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at AALL Career Center:

http://careers.aallnet.org/jobs/7891047/law-librarian

The global law firm of K&L Gates LLP seeks a Law Librarian to reside in our Washington, DC Office. This position will be responsible for offering professional law library services to attorneys/staff and coordinating and/or performing ready reference and substantive research. Additional duties may include coordinating and/or conducting relevant instructional and outreach programs; participating in the development of law library policies and procedures; performing designated law library management duties in the absence of the director or associate director; assisting in the overall management of the firm’s law library through supervisory, administrative and project management assignments; performing other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities include:

Coordinates and performs library research services utilizing print and electronic resources in legal, business, and other disciplines.
Actively participates in appropriate library team efforts in furtherance of departmental goals.
Actively participates as practice group liaison to market library services and assess practice group research resource needs.
Coordinates and implements promotion of library services through user instruction, departmental presentations, development of pathfinders and other training materials for all levels of users.
Responsible for remaining current on technological applications and best practices relevant to the provision of sophisticated library services.
Assists the director and associate directors of library services in development of the law library’s short and long-range planning process and helps formulate its overall mission, goals, strategies, standards, budgets, and law library service plans.
Maintains a positive customer service attitude at all times.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have 3-4 years of law library professional experience with responsibilities for reference, research, educational outreach and promotion of library services.
Experience with securities and/or legislative related research would be ideal.
Demonstrated proficiency with standard legal and business print and online research services and basic PC office applications is required.
Candidates must have a Masters in Library & Information Science from an A.L.A.-accredited program with course work in law librarianship; a J.D. degree is a plus but not required.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.

Two Law Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP – Washington, D.C.

Originally posted at the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C. Jobline:

http://www.llsdc.org/llsdc-jobline

SUMMARY: Under the general guidance of the Executive Director, this position is responsible for managing the operations of the library, offering professional law library services to attorneys/staff, and coordinating and/or performing ready reference and substantive research. Additional duties include coordinating and/or conducting relevant instructional and outreach programs; participating in the development of law library policies and procedures; and performing designated law library management duties. He or she will also assist in the overall management of the firm’s law library through supervisory, administrative, and project management assignments, as well as performing other duties as assigned. Specific duties include:

Managing the operations of the library, including monitoring budgets and allocating, organizing, and disseminating legal resources.
Conducting in-depth research in a wide range of areas, including the practice-specific areas of communications, energy and trademark law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, and news/media.
Compiling RSS feeds that monitor clients, competitors, market trends, and regulatory issues.
Providing significant technical assistance in drafting legislation; engaging in legal research and assist in developing policy recommendations.
Monitoring legislative and policy developments; identifying and assist in developing strategy to advance legislative and regulatory agendas.
Monitoring and analyzing administrative and regulatory proposals from the FCC and other Federal agencies and commissions and preparing appropriate briefing materials.
Developing and maintaining broad knowledge of media, telecommunications, and/or technology issues, with special focus on federal policy, statutory analysis, and constitutional issues, including First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, and federalism issues.
Conducting periodic reviews of new and existing electronic resources with an eye toward improved service and research efficiencies.
Performing various cataloging procedures for all types of library resources.
Performing topical research for attorney blogs, newsletters, firm websites, and other media.
Producing competitive intelligence reports for the firm’s business development efforts.

Qualifications:

MLS or equivalent advanced degree preferred
Significant legal research experience required
Minimum 5 years’ experience in library environment preferred
Demonstrated aptitude for research and analysis
Experience with a wide variety of electronic resources such as the Internet, Westlaw, and other standard law library applications.

Submit resumes to Attn: Human Resources, staffrecruiting@wbklaw.com (no calls)

Position: Library Technician
Location: United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Library – Washington, D.C.
Grade & Salary: CPS 23 – 24 (Pay Range: $34,940 – $62,888)

Originally posted at the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C. Jobline:

http://www.llsdc.org/llsdc-jobline

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Library Technician is responsible for providing functional and administrative assistance to the library staff and patrons of the Federal Circuit Library. The Library Technician reports to the Circuit Librarian. This position is eligible for Federal benefits and leave.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs collection management duties with librarian guidance including the shelving and shifting of library materials, filing updates, and shelf-reading in the main library and satellite locations. Adds and removes materials to and from the collection.

Sorts and files legislative documents (electronic and in print), legal publications, and microfiche.

Maintains, updates, and organizes Library administrative correspondence and records utilizing computer applications such as e-mail (MS Outlook), word processing (MS Word), spreadsheets (MS Excel), the library content management system (Springshare Libguides), and the integrated library system (ILS) (SirsiDynix).

Conducts online searches using national bibliographic databases (OCLC), Library of Congress online catalog, local union lists, email and telephone to arrange for interlibrary loans.

Circulates library books and periodicals. Assists with the inter-library loan process; delivers and retrieves nearby loans.

(See job announcement for complete list).

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will possess strong organization skills, the ability to follow detailed instructions and multitask, knowledge of computer operations and filing systems, strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work in a team environment.

Work is performed in an office setting and requires frequent walking, standing, bending, and carrying items up to 25 pounds.

(See announcement for additional qualifications and substitutions).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Administrative experience gained within a judicial system, library, Federal agency or the legal field.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please see the announcement at: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/Employment/library_technician_cafc_16_02.pdf

Application packages must include an Employment Application (Form AO-78 – Visit the court’s website at http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/human-resources ). A cover letter is preferred.

You may email (preferred) in PDF, or mail your complete package to:

E-Mail to: cafcjobs@cafc.uscourts.gov

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Human Resources, Suite 410
717 Madison Place, NW
Washington, DC 20439
Attn: Library Technician CAFC-16-02

Two Library Positions – Northern Virginia

Job Title: Librarian – DE
Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: Patent and Trademark Office
Salary Range: $77,490.00 to $119,794.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Monday, February 1, 2016 to Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Duty Locations: Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/428185700

DUTIES:

Serves as Reference Librarian and the primary contact to search and resolve complicated bibliographic citations using a variety of online and commercial databases. Handles reference requests by providing online searches of commercial and non-commercial resources, and internal databases, to deliver full-text articles, case summaries and opinions, abstracts, bibliographies, or bibliographic citations to OPIA attorneys. Provide circulation of materials to the staff, including overdue notices and recalls, as needed, and shelving of materials.
Organizes, plans, and schedules the work, adjusting plans and schedules as necessary, to accommodate changes in workload, priorities, etc.
Oversees OPIA requests to ensure same day turn around are being followed and timeframes are being met for completion and delivery.
Maintains records of all books that are borrowed and is responsible for overseeing the return of the materials on schedule.
S/he manages OPIA Executive Library technical services operations including collection development, acquisitions, maintaining subscriptions of print and online resources, cataloging, and processing of all library materials.
Incumbent participates in establishing program goals and priorities for the OPIA Knowledge Management Team; develops organizational policies and procedures; and plans and conducts analyses of current and future resource needs in achieving planned goals and objectives.
Monitors quality, develops plans for program improvements, and briefs management officials on program status; determines the usefulness of new technology for information services.
Designs and conducts specialized training programs and briefings; and identifies the need for, develops, and delivers training and informational presentations for OPIA attorneys.
S/he provides expert research and reference services to support the OPIA attorneys; provides in depth, highly specific information searches spanning a full range of information interchanges; provides expert technical assistance on automated approaches to research problems; and analyzes, evaluates, and prepares reports with recommendations on the results of research efforts.
Performs liaison with user groups of various databases, to which OPIA subscribes, establishes cooperative links with other libraries and information centers, and maintains contact with professional library organizations.
S/he serves as a member of advisory committees and panels in support of the Executive Library and other special projects.
Develops outreach and marketing plans and strategies in support of the overall mission of the OPIA Knowledge Management Team; develops news articles and publicity events to inform customers of available resources and services; evaluates the outreach program and determines strategies to meet anticipated needs; and develops and maintains effective contacts with library professionals and organizations in order to promote special programs
Develops, coordinates, and monitors the-on-going evolution of OLIADS/Documentum and other automation projects to maintain state-of-the-art capabilities for the knowledge management system.
S/he plans and implements technological applications to improve user access and promote efficient operations.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
James Dunn
Phone: 571-270-0412
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: james.dunn@uspto.gov

Position: Director of County Library
Location: Fairfax, VA
Salary: $111,411.00 – $185,685.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Director of County Library

The Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) system. Subject to the policies, guidelines, and supervision of the Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees and under the administrative direction of the Deputy County Executive, the individual plans and directs the overall operation of the Fairfax County Public Library system, and provides results-oriented leadership to address emerging trends in a digital environment. Develops and implements the long-range strategic plans to fulfill the mission of the Library to secure success into the future and optimize support for learning within the library and the community. View a detailed profile of the position.
Additional duties include, but are not limited to:

Oversees allocation of resources and establishes controls for financial systems;

With staff, leads and manages strategic plans and changes;

Leads the implementation of appropriate technologies to enhance FCPL services;

Refines, implements, and communicates policies, processes, and procedures;

Provides fiscal oversight, including development and management of the budget; development of grant and other philanthropic funding streams; and provides vision and support for the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Library and the Fairfax Library Foundation;

Ensures that programs, services and functions are designed and operated to deliver the best user experiences; launches initiatives to improve services and expand user base;

Markets and promotes the Library to galvanize support and involvement of the community in library services and programs;

Builds teams and coalitions between library staff, the Board of Supervisors, county agencies, Fairfax County Public School System, City of Fairfax, and other community organizations;

Ensures the Library’s resources are accessible through current technology.

Two Library Positions – Maryland

Job Title: Librarian (Communications) – ORS – DE
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: National Institutes of Health
Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $119,794.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Friday, February 19, 2016 to Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Duty Locations: Montgomery County, MD

Originally posted at the ALA Joblist:

Communications Librarian

Description

The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as a Communications Librarian in the Information Architecture Branch (IAB). The NIH Library operates as the Division of Library Services (DLS) and is the focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health. DLS also provides information services and resources to several other agencies within the Department of Health & Human Services.

For more information about the NIH Library please visit: http://nihlibrary.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

The primary duty of the incumbent is to serve as a Communications Librarian, with responsibility for planning, implementing, and coordinating communications, marketing, and promotion functions for the NIH Library. Provide expertise and oversight for the communication of information regarding Library programs and services to various internal and external stakeholders and constituencies through traditional electronic, and social media vehicles as well as targeted outreach initiatives.

Requirements

Completed one (1) full academic year of graduate study in library science in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree. Additional educational requirements may apply, please refer to the USAJOBs posting for additional educational requirements. Official transcripts will be required before making final job offer.

How to Apply: The position will be posted for five (5) days on beginning February 19, 2016 and will be closed on February 23, 2016, applications will only be accepted during this time period. When applying have your resume, transcripts and other information ready for uploading http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423617600.

DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Job Title: Archives Technician
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration
SALARY RANGE:$39,311.00 to $51,102.00 / Per Year
DUTY LOCATIONS: Many vacancies in the following location(s): Washington DC and College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424571900

JOB SUMMARY:

In this position, you will serve as an Archives Technician in Research Services, Archival Operations at either Archives I (Washington, DC) or Archives II (College Park, MD). 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.

Work schedules may vary: Research room positions will be filled with either Monday-Friday -OR- Tuesday-Saturday schedules.

Some of the available positions will require Top Secret security clearances and designated and/or random drug testing.

Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government – more than 10 billion of them.

Visit our Employee Gallery at http://www.archives.gov/careers to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!

For more information visit: http://archives.gov/dc-metro/

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Robin Kilgore
Phone: (314)801-0872
Email: ROBIN.KILGORE@NARA.GOV

Two Librarian Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Metadata Librarian
Location: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Research Center – Washington, DC

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Research Center seeks a dynamic, energetic, knowledgeable and self-motivated librarian to specialize in the creation, analysis and maintenance of metadata. Incumbent will employ independent, critical thinking, embrace change and seek out new opportunities for innovation and improvement to arrive at new solutions to both new and traditional information management challenges.

The Metadata Librarian is responsible for collecting, preserving, and presenting digital information in all formats, crating and applying metadata schemas and indexing to institutional data repositories, bibliographic and archival databases and collections. This includes metadata application, creating and applying controlled vocabularies, authority and quality control, and other duties associated with the creation and maintenance of item- and collection-level data for a variety of print and digital content and materials.

This position requires a firm and broad conceptual understanding of metadata principles and the ability to apply and adapt them to existing and emerging media in a variety of encoding formats. Incumbent will be current with the community of practice for metadata and discovery and play a leading role in developing and implementing metadata strategies for the organization. This position will also provide leadership for data services and resource discovery through the application of metadata and intellectual access activities. In addition, the Metadata Librarian will participate in the management of e-resources and assist with the expansion of online collections and new digital initiatives. Success in this position will require a dedication to content quality assurance to foster discovery, especially through capitalizing on the advantages offered by new technologies. Reports to the Manager, Research Center.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

Provides expert metadata consulting services for enterprise projects.
Plays a leading role in creation of metadata for enterprise content architecture including development of controlled vocabularies and taxonomies.
Applies metadata for a wide range of formats, including serials, non-print materials, and e-resources, using current and emerging metadata schemas, principles and practices such as MARC, XML, RDA, Library of Congress classification and Dublin Core.
Employs emerging metadata schemas to link content across multiple data repositories, and improve search optimization and discoverability of internal and external data.
Provides input into the planning, implementation, and support of enterprise data management.
Assures the quality of metadata records for enterprise data management systems and the OCLC Discovery system.
Administers OCLC Discovery system to ensure reliable access to subscription-based information and research resources.
Administers the OCLC Iliad interlibrary lending management system upgrades and provides interlibrary loan services.
Determines current and future library automation requirements, recommends solutions and changes.
Maintains Research Center websites.
Engages in regular professional development through research, publications, presentations and participation in regional and national associations as part of the continuing commitment to bring best practices and innovative services to the National Academies.
Related duties as required and special projects as assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Ability to solve problems of appreciable variety and complexity; Ability to undertake tasks broad in nature, requiring ingenuity, and originality and serve as a resource to others in the resolution of problems and issues; Ability to operate independently, and exercise appreciable latitude for independent judgment, discretion, and action; Ability to work successfully in a team environment; Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other departments through effective communication; Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees.

QUALIFICATIONS

MLS from an accredited program or 2+ years equivalent experience in relevant field.
Proven experience and knowledge of cross-walking metadata between standard formats
Proven experience and knowledge of content management systems.
Demonstrated knowledge of metadata schemas (XML, RDF, RDA, MARC, Library of Congress classification and Dublin Core).
Knowledge of, and experience in applying electronic, traditional and emerging metadata standards (AACR2R, Library of Congress classification and subjects, MARC formats) and familiarity with RDA.
Experience in an automated environment using OCLC WorldShare Management Discovery System or similar Discovery system.
Experience using OCLC Iliad or similar automated interlibrary services system
Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with ability to communicate complex information effectively.
Demonstrated excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team-based environment.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
Ability to operate, maintain and evaluate data management systems.
Ability to learn specialized library software and hardware applications.

Salary: Competitive

Please apply online http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NAS&cws=1&rid=8273

Position: Data and Publications Librarian (Learning & Knowledge Mgmt Specialist/ Senior Associate)
Location: IDB – Washington, DC

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

Established in 1959, the IDB is today the main source of multilateral financing for economic, social and institutional development in LAC. It provides loans, grants, guarantees, policy advice and technical assistance to the public and private sectors of its borrowing member countries.

The Bank’s Knowledge and Learning Sector (KNL) part of the Vice-Presidency of Sectors and Knowledge (VPS) is currently looking for a Learning and Knowledge Management Specialist/Senior Associate).

KNL is responsible for disseminating knowledge, both internally and externally; for establishing the institutional learning agenda; and delivering activities for staff and counterparts. KNL promotes an approved institutional knowledge and learning strategy to improve conditions for the acquisition, creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge needed for the effectiveness of Bank operations.

Within KNL, the Felipe Herrera Library (FHL) designs and delivers client-oriented information products and services for its internal audience of IDB researchers and technical specialists. Among those products, the open data portal “Numbers for Development” and the institutional repository of publications (back end of the IDB’s publication website) constitute library’s flagship projects. This position contributes advanced understanding and technical knowledge of IDB’s sectoral data curation and visualization, as well as publication processes and dissemination of knowledge products. The ideal candidate will have a combination of interpersonal and technical skills that will contribute to the library stewardship on the curation and dissemination of IDB’s both data and publications.

Key Accountabilities

The Felipe Herrera Library seeks a collaborative, energetic, innovative and service-oriented data and publications librarian to join its established team of information professionals. The successful candidate work on the following areas:

Data management: Provide advanced technical knowledge in the design and execution of a Bank-wide data management program in support of sectoral data curation and accessibility. Duties include:

In collaboration with sectoral departments and management, establishing and updating quality control procedures for sectoral data, based on ongoing research on data management trends as well as own knowledge of quantitative research methods

Analyzing and continuously updating existing technologies for data storage, curation and dissemination, including metadata curation and data exchange practices

Support the development of workflows and metadata required for quantitative data handling and dissemination

Data visualization: Provide input into the development of innovative ways of visualizing quantitative data using storytelling and other tools for communication effectiveness

Continuously research and provide solutions in relation to visualizing quantitative data effectively, both for specialized audiences and the layman

Use innovative and traditional visualization techniques to analyze and communicate data in the context of the IDB’s strategic priorities for socio-economic development in the Region

Publications management: Contribute to the development of state-of-the-art digital publishing approaches

Conduct research and analysis on the design of effective strategies for visibility of publications in digital spaces (the web, mobile devices, etc)

Collaborate with library colleagues in developing user-oriented and innovative publishing processes and solutions

Discovery and Dissemination: Support the discovery and dissemination of both data and publications generated by IDB sectoral experts, using best practices in the industry.

Work as a team with sector and/or embedded librarians, and the dissemination and semantic ontology team, to identify, upload in platforms, and aggressively disseminate IDB’s sectoral data and publications to external audiences

Coordinate the design and execution of metric evaluation systems (such as Google Scholar citations or Altmetric) in order to assess the impact of knowledge dissemination strategies

Specialized sectoral services: Provide subject librarian services for clients in the department of the Research (RES) and also for the Vice-Presidency of Countries (VPC)

Continuously engage RES and VPC clients in library products, making sure client needs as well as management expectations are met

Disseminate cutting-edge external knowledge to RES and VPC sector specialists and economists using FHL information resources subscriptions and other library knowledge discovery tools

Provide customized training on the use of library tools and platforms, as well as awareness and compliance with IDB’s publications and data policies

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education: Master’s Degree in areas related to Information Sciences, Computer Sciences, Library Sciences, or similar. A second degree in a data-oriented social science discipline (such as economics or statistics) is a definite asset, although equivalent years of work and/or comparable expertise will be considered.

Experience: A minimum of four (4) years of data preservation, curation and dissemination, (including content description and representation, metadata standards and workflows) for both socio-economic indicators sets and other datasets, preferable in library, information centers or applied-research oriented settings. Demonstrated subject knowledge in quantitative methods as employed in the social sciences and economic fields. Understanding of issues related to scholarly publishing.
Languages: Fluent in English and Spanish. Portuguese and French command is a plus.

Other skills:

Experience with tools for managing digital assets for both data and publications, preferably DSpace and Socrata.

Experience with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, R, Python and Java.

Experience on the use of data visualization tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, Google Public Data Explorer, and d3.js

Experience using statistical software such as Stata, SPSS or RStudio.

Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, etc.).

Awareness of recent data-related trends such as big data and predictive analytics. Openness to explore and catalyze said trends whenever relevant to IDB knowledge work.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow

Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.

Technical Competencies

1. Information Retrieval & Dissemination
Manages operation of information resources in a manner that is customer focused and efficient and targeted on growth areas of IDB which require increased knowledge and resources
2. Content Management
Acts strategically and economically when acquiring and managing content resources to fulfill user knowledge requirements
3. Learning & Knowledge Management Systems, Technologies & Platforms
Designs, maintains, evaluates and improves learning and knowledge management systems, technologies and platforms to provide users and producers with a rich and continual flow of content
4. Learning & Knowledge Management Methodologies & Interventions
Develops or adapts methodologies and interventions to acquire and exchange knowledge across IDB and with its clients.
5. Measurement, Evaluation & Learning Impact
Creates and implements measurement and evaluation strategies to maximize the impact of learning and contribute to client decision-making and results
6. Interdisciplinary Knowledge & Institutional Perspective
Gains enterprise-wide understanding of IDB operations and knowledge requirements
7. Delivery & Facilitation of Learning
Demonstrates outstanding presentation and facilitation skills in the delivery of training, seminars and other learning interventions
Core Competencies

1. Collaboration, Teamwork and Inclusion:
Works cooperatively with others independent of background (e.g., gender, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, background, perspective) or organizational role, and takes a team-based and inclusive approach to projects and decision making.
2. Innovation and Creativity:
Develops imaginative ideas and solutions through creativity, experimentation and critical thinking
3. Communication and Influence:
Communicates effectively and leverages relationships and strategies to influence others.
4. Client Focus:
Understands client needs and provides services that meet their expectations for quality and performance; meets the Bank’s expectations for ethical behavior.
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