Four Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Project Manager
Location: ZAI – Washington, DC

Originally posted on UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

ZAI has an immediate need for a Library Project Manager for its project located in Washington, DC. Qualified candidate will be responsible for ensuring all obligations of the contract are met within the established deadlines. Will manage all aspects of the project to assure quality control, and supervise personnel.

Position requirements:

Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in a major research library with over 1 million volumes supervising a staff of 5+ employees, including binding preparations and serials inventory projects;
One (1) year experience working with Voyager;
Experience cataloging with knowledge of MARC format for bibliographic controls
Will provide quality assurance which includes:
Planning, monitoring and reviewing workflow in binding preparations and serials inventory
Ability to plan and maintain an even work flow
Ensuring all safety rules and procedures are followed when transporting materials; and
Ensuring staff work meet established accuracy and productivity requirements.
Possess the ability to train and review the work of others;
Possess the ability to address performance and personnel issues;
Possess the ability to compile statistical data to produce daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports of work reviewed; and Exhibit good interpersonal skills to include both written and oral communications.

Experience Requirements:

Must have a minimum of a BS Degree, MLS is preferred. Must have experience supervising 5+ employees for a minimum of 2 years.

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Position: Reference/Interlibrary Loan Librarian

Location: LAC Group – Washington, DC

Originally posted on UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

LAC Group is seeking a Reference/Interlibrary Loan Librarian to work on a full-time contract at our client, USAID. The primary duties of this role is to provide reference services at the Reference Desk and through the Knowledge Services Center (KSC) mailbox, manages the interlibrary loan processes, prepares research guides, manages the library’s monthly e-newsletter and Google Group, searches commercial databases, trains end users on effective search techniques, conducts copy cataloging, uses social media tools to promote library resources, and makes recommendations for new resources.


Provides reference services through regular duty at the reference desk and by responding to virtual information requests using a wide variety of databases including Nexis, Factiva, EBSCO databases, and Web of Science.
Manages daily interlibrary loan functions, including selection of document provider; tracking ILL usage statistics and managing interlibrary loan invoices. Collaborates with the E-Resources Librarian to suggest additions to the library collection based on ILL activities and needs.
Trains clients and staff in effective search techniques for e-resources.
Investigates researches and participates in implementation of technologies that make it easier for clients to access information resources online without assistance (such as portals and CampusGuide sites).
Identifies and recommends relevant electronic resources for acquisition and serves as liaison for e-resource vendors.
Manages the KSC mailbox on a rotating basis by checking the mailbox hourly, acknowledging or forwarding requests, and carrying out due diligence research, database searches, book renewals and other actions in response to requests.
Participates in library outreach activities such as office presentations and orientations for USAID staff and other user groups aimed at increasing the visibility of the Knowledge Services Center throughout the international development community.
Manages the current awareness e-newsletter New This Month by writing abstracts of print materials, videos and e-books as well as maintaining the New This Month Google Group. Updates bibliographies each time New This Month is published.
Performs copy cataloging for input into OCLC using recognized standards
Uses social media tools such as blogs and wikis to promote Knowledge Services Center products and services.
Stays abreast of the information needs and trends within the areas of foreign assistance, economic development, and development organizations; stays abreast of trends in library and information science.
Contributes to the reporting requirements of the contract, including inputting monthly statistics into the management information system.
Other duties as assigned i.e. shelving materials, creating book displays, special projects


Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program.
Minimum one year experience providing reference services, with the skills and ability to conduct in-depth reference interviews.
Experience with online database searching, including but not limited to Nexis, Factiva, EBSCO databases, and Web of Science.
Experience with customized information delivery and knowledge or/experience with portal services.
Experience using OCLC system including interlibrary loan functions and cataloging subsystem.
Copy cataloging and authority control experience a plus.
Experience with training end users in the effective use of e-resources.
Demonstrated experience with integrated library systems.
Experience with using social media tools such as wikis, blogs, and collaboration sites to share information.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
U.S. citizenship required

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LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

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Job Title: Librarian
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
Salary Range: $52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Monday, December 21, 2015 to Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Duty Locations: District of Columbia

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The Librarian provides reference services to varied constituents, including Members of Congress and their staffs, other libraries within the United States as well as internationally in support of the Library’s interlibrary loan program. The position identifies, locates and verifies the correct bibliographic citation and expedites requests. Generally, requests range from routine to complex and highly specialized scientific and technical inquiry, which requires arts and science background and demonstrates skills in the use of varied reference tools.

Job Title: Librarian (Southeast Europe Section)
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
Salary Range: $52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Friday, December 18, 2015 to Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Duty Locations: Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

This position is located within Library Services, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Germanic and Slavic Division, Southeast Europe Section.

The incumbent must be proficient in English and Serbian, Croatian, or Bosnian, and have knowledge of the Cyrillic script, in order to perform cataloging and acquisitions duties for materials from Southeast Europe.