Two Librarian Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Supervisor, Metadata Librarian
Location: National Geographic Society – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Supervisor, Metadata Librarian


The National Geographic Society Library seeks an energetic, knowledgeable and self-motivated supervisory metadata librarian to specialize in the creation, analysis and maintenance of digital and print collections. 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 supervisory librarian is responsible for collecting, preserving, and presenting print and digital information in all formats, creating and applying metadata schemas and indexing to institutional data repositories, bibliographic and archival databases and collections, books, ebooks and other items, as required. This includes metadata application, creating and applying controlled vocabularies, authority and quality control, and other duties associated with the creation and maintenance and access 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 archival and digital collection technologies and the ability to apply and adapt them to existing and emerging media in a variety of formats. The Librarian will participate in the management of e-resources and assist with the expansion of online collections and new digital initiatives. This person will acts as an active partner with technology vendors, providing feedback, suggesting improvements, and keeping the needs of the clients in the forefront.

When required, this individual provides reference services and processes payments for all print and digital monographs, serials, databases, and other acquisitions: places orders, processes renewals, and resolves complex service problems.

Position: Librarian (Digital Curation)
Location: District of Columbia Public Library
Salary: $49,551.00 – $63,798.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Librarian (Digital Curation)


Under the general direction of the Special Collections Manager, the Digital Curation Librarian is primarily responsible for managing digitization for the Library’s unique and historical materials and curating digital content.


A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution is required

Specialized training and experience in archives and digitization preferred

Knowledge of best practices for digital preservation and digital archives is preferred; and expierence with relevant software and applications is preferred (i.e. XML, HTML, EAD. MARC, Dublin Core, Archival Management Software, CONTENTdm, and general open source software).