Multiple Library Positions: Washington, D.C.

Job Title: Administrative Librarian( Director for Preservation)
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
Salary Range: $123,175.00 to $185,100.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Thursday, February 25, 2016 to Monday, March 28, 2016
Duty Locations: Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:


The Director has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs or operations. The Director is responsible for the direction and management of the Library of Congress preservation programs. Has responsibility for short – and long range planning for the preservation research programs at the Library that includes conducting investigations into the preservation problems for a wide range of physical materials represented in library collections. The Director for Preservation is responsible for the budget and personnel planning for the divisions under his/her direction to ensure that a coordinated program is designed to meet the mission and goals of the Preservation Directorate.

Serves as the primary advisor on various program and events specifically in the area of preservation. Advises on the appropriate methods and technique to use in order to achieve program goals and objectives.

Actively participates in boards and committees as the representative of the Library in dealing with matters which extend well beyond the assigned program responsibility. Serves as the principal representative and consultant for the agency at interagency and international meetings dealing with issues and information in the area of program responsibility.

Establishes performance expectations for the four division chiefs of the directorate. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on organizational performance. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests, telework, and other work-related arrangements.

Job Title: Librarian (Cooperative Cataloging Program Specialist)
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
Salary Range: $90,823.00 to $118,069.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Thursday, February 25, 2016 to Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Duty Location: Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The Librarian (Cataloger) serves under the general administration and supervision of a team leader and a division chief. The incumbent works highly independently with considerable freedom in carrying out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad directorate objectives, guidelines and policies. The incumbent with the team leader has wide latitude for exercising initiative, ingenuity, and discretion in the management of cooperative cataloging program activities.

This position is located in the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 10255.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Catalog Librarians
Location: Zimmerman Associates, Inc. – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Catalog Librarians

ZAI has an ongoing need for Catalog Librarians for various assignments 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 Library of Congress, SuDocs and/or Dewey, and experience with MARC 21 standard. Additionally, knowledge of RDA core elements, and OCLC system. 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.

Position: Two Positions
Location: LAC Group – Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

Looking to fill immediately. Please apply at

LAC Group seeks a dynamic candidate to work as a Spanish Cataloger for a government agency in the Washington, DC area. The candidate must be able to catalog records in Spanish. The ideal candidate will have a background in all areas of Librarianship including the following:

Must have experience using the RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and MARC 21 cataloging standards.
Must be able to accurately complete cataloging in initial bibliographic records in Spanish.
Provide dual-script descriptive cataloging data of Spanish language titles.
Familiarity with Voyager ILS required.
Must be able to search for records first to prevent the creation of duplicate records.

LAC Group seeks a Serials Binder Technician to work at a major Federal Library in Washington, DC to assist a growing serials binding project. The ideal candidate should have a combination of cataloging knowledge and rigorous attention to detail. The position entails creation and maintenance of electronic serial records, and collating and tying bindable units. The following qualifications are preferred:

Experience using Voyager ILS Cataloging module and ABLE binding software
Willingness to pull items from the stacks and work on one’s feet
Knowledge of serials cataloging protocol (MARC 21 and RDA)
Experience manipulating item and holdings records
Ability to push book trucks up to 50 lbs.
Bachelor’s degree; MLS preferred
Attention to detail

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

LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions, National Libraries and prominent government agencies.

Position: Science Liaison & Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown University – Washington, DC
Job Number: 20142796
Job Title: Science Liaison & Reference Librarian
Department: Collections, Research, and Instruction
Grade/Level: 12
Date Posted: 23 FEB 2016

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

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 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.

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