Four Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Part-Time Loose Leaf Filer
Location: Washington, D.C. Law Firms

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

Library Services Group has a part time looseleaf filing position available at a number of downtown DC law firm libraries. Positions, days, and hours vary and are flexible. Filing experience is required.

Please submit a resume to:

Natalie Ellis, President
Library Services Group
Phone: 484-393-1191
Fax: 484-588-5289

Job Title: Web & Social Media Specialist
Requisition Number: JO-1601-4427
Grade: 11
Salary Range: $55,195.00 – $71,161.00
Promotion Potential: No
Agency: Public Library, DC
Location: 901 G St NW (MLK Jr Memorial Library)
Area of Consideration: Open to the Public
Opening/Closing Date: 1/7/2016 – 2/8/2016

Originally posted to the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

Full-time, 40 hours per week. This position is required to work evenings, weekends and an on-call schedule as needed.

Job Summary
Oversees and manages the publishing of web content on the DC Public Library website and web portals. Plans, implements and evaluates all of the Library’s social media. Serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Library’s blogs. Provides editorial support for all online communication.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Plans, implements and evaluates Library’s social media network including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google +, and other mediums;
Works with libraries/divisions/departments to create and implement communications strategies for web content and social media;
Oversee social media working group;
Responsible for overseeing and developing social media strategic plan;
Develops and implements short-term plans for areas based on direction from the Deputy Director and the overall communications strategy; serves as project lead for online content including social media and web content;
Creates messaging for the promotion of programs and activities;
Provides creative direction to the graphic design regarding online materials, including but not limited to social media, and web presence;
Serves as Assistant Editor for the department; reviews and copyedits online materials and publications;
Keeps supervisor informed of issues in a timely fashion; recommends changes as appropriate;
Develops and maintains positive relationships with DCPL staff, DC Agencies, corporate and non-profit organizations, as well as other marketing and communications professionals; and
Keeps informed of current Marketing and Communications practices, particularly social media and web content, and trends by attending workshops and educational programs or reading specialized literature.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Understanding of how to communicate effectively with and to multiple and diverse audiences; strong verbal and written communications skills;
Knowledge of web content management systems, social media and marketing and communications principals, methods, practices and techniques, including brand marketing, direct marketing, and cross marketing;
Knowledge of Associated Press writing style guidelines;
Identify and develop creative approaches and tools to reach targeted audiences;
Maximize technology to deliver communications messages;
Effectively communicate with clients on how to best promote events, programs and products;
Experience in leading creative brainstorm sessions with clients;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and work as a team;
Ability to prioritize and organize workload effectively and efficiently while paying attention to detail and complete assignments under pressure; and
Respond properly in emergency situations.


A minimum of three (3) year’s relevant experience working in a public relations agency, corporate communications or non-profit public relations environment;
Experience working in online communications and marketing using social media and web-based tools;
Experience working with a creative team to develop newsworthy, innovative communications activities.

Licensures, Certifications and other requirements

Bachelor’s degree required.

Work Experience
Experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perfom successfully the duties and responsibilities of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Work Environment
Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices or meeting and training rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire and building safety regulations.

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Job Title: Library Associate
Requisition Number: JO-1601-4503
Grade: 08
Salary Range: $45,047.00 – $57,962.00
Promotion Potential: Yes
Agency: Public Library, DC
Location: 901 G St NW (MLK Jr Memorial Library)
Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Originally posted to the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.


Multiple positions (part-time and full-time) may be hired from this job posting

Salary/Pay Rate:
Grade 7: $19.72 – $25.88 per hour
Grade 8: $21.65 – $27.86 per hour

Work Location
One of our 26 locations; provided at time of offer.

Full-time, 40 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.
Part-time, 20 hours per week, including evening and weekends. Note: Part-time staff are hired to fill shifts where they are needed most, primarily evenings (Monday – Wednesday) and weekends.

Job Summary
Under the direction of a Supervisory Librarian, the incumbent provides paraprofessional assistance in a variety of services to promote the effective use of the library by the public. The incumbent provides basic reference and reader’s advisory services to customers in the area of children, teen and/or adult literature using both print and electronic resources; plans and presents library programs and events; arranges programs and schedules class visits; assists customers with directional inquiries and instruction in the use of the library; instructs customers in the use of computers; assists in monitoring and troubleshooting on-line systems; assists the Librarian with overall maintenance of library collections;. Performs routine administrative work as necessary and performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum of one (1) year of work experience providing direct customer service to the public.
Basic knowledge of books, authors and other resources in the assigned area, including standard bibliographic tools.
General knowledge of electronic resources available through the Internet and other databases including electronic search strategies.
General knowledge of library policies and procedures and the ability to communicate them to the public.
Ability to identify customers’ actual questions, and provide answers or appropriate referrals.
Skill in using print and electronic resources efficiently to locate information and/or materials requested by customers.
Skill in operating media equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, the public, other city employees and outside agencies.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and tact in the application of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures and in difficult or sensitive situations, in person and or over the telephone with the customer.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Licensures, Certifications and other requirements


CS-7: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required to qualify for hire at the grade 7
CS-8: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university required to qualify for hire at the grade 8

Work Experience
Knowledge and experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Work Environment
Work is normally performed in a typical inside environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements.

Bargaining Unit
This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by Local 1808 and you may be required to pay an agency-service fee through direct payroll deduction.

General Suitability Screening
The appointee to the position may be offered employment contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory general suitability screening. General suitability screening includes verification of employment history, reference checks and degree/license, as applicable.

Enhanced Suitability Screening

The position for which the individual is applying has been identified and designated as requiring enhanced suitability screening;
If tentatively selected for the position, a criminal background check, traffic record check, consumer credit check, and mandatory drug and alcohol test will be conducted (as appropriate); and
The appointee to the position may be offered employment contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory enhanced suitability screening

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Position: Library Tech IS ‐ 5
Location: Archives of American Art – Washington, DC

Originally posted to the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

The position is located at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. The incumbent staffs the Archives’ reception desk and assists with the administration of the Archives’ two research rooms including greeting and assisting researchers and maintaining equipment. The incumbent also fulfills interlibrary loan requests for microfilm and oral history transcripts from the Archives’ collections. As needed, the incumbent performs a variety of administrative duties associated with the management of the office of the Director and Deputy Director including, but not limited to, screening of phone and in‐person visitors, file management, mail fulfillment, and document preparation. Office and/or customer service experience is helpful. College degree required. Starting salary $35,265 (IS‐5); promotion potential to IS‐6. This is not a Federal position.

The Archives of American Art is the nation’s largest repository of documentation of the visual arts and culture in the United States. AAA’s mission is to collect, preserve, and make available for study records, original papers, photographs, diaries, sketchbooks, and oral history interviews. On the subject of art in America, AAA is the largest archives in the world holding more than 20 million documents. The Archives is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with a regional center in New York City.
Please send cover letter and resume to AAA’s Head of Reference Services: Marisa Bourgoin at by January 27, 2016. To learn more about the Archives of American Art, visit its website at
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