Two Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Job Title:Student Trainee (Library and Archives) PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Job Announcement Number: WSD-LSD-2015-0003
Salary Range: $16.66 to $21.65 / Per Hour
Open Period: Friday, September 18, 2015 to Thursday, September 24, 2015
Series & Grade: GS-1499-05
Position Information: DC location, full-time or part-time; must be able to work at least 20 hrs/week. – One-year appointment with the possibility for renewal – see Key Requirements for more information.
Duty Locations: Washington DC

WHO MAY APPLY: This is an internship for students who have recently been accepted in or are currently enrolled at least half-time in a degree seeking program in an accredited college or university, graduate, or professional school. Half-time is typically 6 semester hours for undergraduates but may be determined by the school. All majors are encouraged to apply.

For More Info:
Serena Watters
202-326-4110 ext 6352

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has an opening for a Student Trainee. Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

This position is located in the Workplace Solutions Department, Library Services Division at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).


The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has a distinguished and important mission in protecting America’s pensions. At PBGC, you will use your skills in accounting, auditing, business, finance, law, actuarial science, or information technology and more, to protect the retirement income of nearly 44 million hardworking Americans. Our work is challenging, compelling, and important. Whatever your background or expertise, you will find your future at PBGC exceptionally rewarding because the work you perform will have a daily impact on the lives of relatives, friends and neighbors. It will be like no other career choice you have explored.

We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported, so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider PBGC and start making a difference today!

If you are interested in a challenging career with great benefits, training, and strong growth potential, we strongly encourage you to apply for the Student Trainee (Library and Archives) today!

Position: Science Liaison & Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia
Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 09/18/15

Georgetown University has an opening for a Science Liaison and Reference Librarian. Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

The Science Liaison and Reference Librarian will develop and manage research collections that include the sciences, mathematics, statistics and computer science, which combined have a materials budget of $2,600,000. She/He will also foster the development and expansion of research and instruction activities to meet the information needs and support the research and curricular goals of the University’s science programs. The incumbent actively engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned areas, developing strong relationships and promoting the Library’s relevant services and collections.

Actual assignments will be made based on the successful candidate’s experience and interests.

This position works directly with students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty, researchers, other University staff and administrators, University alumni, and members of the public.

With a second Science Liaison and Reference Librarian, the incumbent in this position develops collections housed in the Blommer Science Library and supports the students and faculty who use that library location primarily Blommer Science Library and is responsible for meeting the Information needs of users in at that location. The position reports directly to the Head of Collections, Research and Instruction.


Masters in Library Science (MLS) accredited by the American Library Association, or equivalent
Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in the sciences, math, statistics, computer science or related field preferred
Knowledge of or experience with information resources in the sciences, math, statistics and/or computer science
Two years minimum experience in the provision of public services (reference and instruction) in an academic or research library setting
Ability to work with diverse, research-oriented students and faculty

Other Skills: Successful performance requires analytical ability, initiative, imagination, and excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as a broad-based interest in and current awareness of information technology applications for the delivery of scientific information.