Two Library Positions – Arlington, VA and Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian
Location: National Science Foundation, Arlington , VA

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.

General Requirements

In this position, the Librarian takes primary lead in the production of monthly, quarterly and yearly Management Information System reporting.

Supports all budget and financial information reporting, project work, resource planning, staffing and space management.
Analyzes elements of a problem or situation and identify potential solutions
Observes discrepancies, trends, and interrelationships in data or activities
Executes and maintains the business and reporting process.

Responsibilities & Duties

The Librarian must be flexible and well-rounded and able to work well with diverse groups. Must possess good communication skills, both verbal and written. The Librarian must have the following experience:

OCLC/ WorldShare and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) procedures
Inventory /Weeding / Deaccession
Cataloging in RDA (Resource Description and Access) experience (copy & original)
Working in a small library
Ability to perform a variety of library functions
Must be experience with Microsoft applications, i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word, and SharePoint, and Information Management
Some SQL experience would be a plus
Querying databases
Digitization and metadata application experience

Additionally, the individual must be comfortable;

Gathering statistics on journal usage, circulation, and cataloging
Collections development including book selection
Using Open source software, i.e. Koha and Islandora

Other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

Experience Requirements

Three (3) years of related work experience in a business setting and has the ability to initiate, develop and maintain smooth, cooperative working relationships with co-workers, management and other internal customers.

Additional Required Knowledge and Skills

This position requires strong analytic skills with demonstrable proficiency and experience in formatting spreadsheets, creating formulas, macros, database tables, queries, forms and reports. Additional requirements are strong communication skills, organizational and time management skills.

For more information contact:

Pete Kendrick
Resource Account Manager
7920 Norfolk Avenue, Suite 920
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Telephone: (301) 656-3700 Ext: 115
Cell phone: (301) 204-7026
Facsimile: (301) 656-5567

Position: Catalog Librarian
Location: Zimmerman Associates, Inc. (ZAI), Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.

Catalog Librarian

ZAI has a need for a Catalog Librarian at our project located in Washington, DC. Candidates must have a minimum Master’s degree in Library Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution and a minimum of three years’ of work experience in library technical services operations, specifically cataloging/metadata unit; original and copy cataloging/metadata; and serials and monographs in print and electronic formats. Candidates must also be familiar with library terminology, cataloging concepts, and search protocols, and have experience working with an Integrated Library System (preferably Aleph 500). Candidates need experience working with U.S. Federal document collections, strong knowledge and work experience using classification schema(s), including Dewey, Library of Congress, and/or SuDocs, and experience with MARC 21 and RDA standard. Additionally, knowledge of RDA core elements, OCLC system, and Federal Depository Library Program is required. Ability to pay attention to detail is crucial. Candidates must be able to take, understand, and follow instruction as provided. Knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Office software applications is a requirement.

Specific duties include:

• Ability to adhere to national bibliographic standards set forth in Resource Description Access (RDA) for a variety of material formats, including, electronic, print, microform, and etc.;
• Ability to work and communicate effectively with paraprofessionals, library professionals, and other personnel;
• Ability to work independently and to exercise discretion, initiative, and judgment;
• Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative work environment;
• Ability to perform diverse and complex tasks with accuracy and attention to detail; and
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

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