Four Librarian Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Director of University Libraries
Location: Howard University – Washington, D.C.

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Director of University Libraries


Howard University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of University Libraries. This is an opportunity for a transformative, experienced visionary to provide innovative leadership and strategic direction and management of all the libraries within this system, which includes the Undergraduate, Social Work, Divinity, Business libraries, and also the Founders Library, a National Historic Landmark. Founders Library houses the Moorland Spingarn Research Center containing one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive research collections dedicated to documenting the history and culture of people of African descent throughout the world; The Afro-American Resource Center; Patent/TM Resource Center; and the Channing Pollock Theatre Collection. Howard University is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Washington Research Library Consortium.

Reporting to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer of the University, the Director of Libraries is the chief administrator for the University Library System. This position is a full-time staff position at the senior management level. The director is responsible for the operations, and management of the resources of the system; providing direction and commitment for the teaching, learning and research agenda of libraries in concert with the direction of the undergraduate, graduate and professional educational programs; development of relationships to ensure the continuous commitment to the academic programs and mission of the University; fundraising; provide creative leadership; and the development of staff.

Established in 1867, Howard University is one of the nation’s leading research universities dedicated to educating students from diverse backgrounds, with a particular focus on African-American students, as well as those of all other racial and ethnic groups from the United States and the world. The University received its first accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 1921 and has had its accreditation reaffirmed at every required interval thereafter. Howard’s campus contains 89 buildings, covers 256 acres in Washington, DC, and includes a 108-acre research facility in Beltsville, Maryland. Today, Howard is one of only 48 U.S. private, doctoral/research-extensive universities. Its 10,000 students enjoy academic pursuits in more than 120 areas of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. These students come from virtually every state, the District of Columbia and nearly 70 countries.

Howard’s academic programs are offered by 13 schools and colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Business; the School of Communications; the College of Dentistry; the School of Divinity; the School of Education; the Graduate School; the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences; the School of Law; the College of Medicine; the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences; the College of Pharmacy; and the School of Social Work. More than 100,000 degrees in the arts, sciences and humanities have been awarded by the institution which is ranked among the highest producers of the nation’s African American professionals. More information is available at

Position: Librarian, School of Continuing Studies
Location: Georgetown University – Washington, D.C.

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Librarian, School of Continuing Studies


Librarian – School of Continuing Studies

(Anticipated start date is July 1, 2016)

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (SCS), located in DC’s Metro-accessible downtown Gallery Place/Chinatown neighborhood, offers a wide range of Professional Master Degree programs and applied learning experiences to a broad and inclusive community of students and professionals. The educational programs found within Georgetown SCS combine theory with practice through rigorous curricula led by experts in their fields, providing opportunities for students to excel academically and professionally. The School’s flexible program formats give students the opportunity to make learning work with their busy lives: online and on-ground course offerings, full-time and part-time enrollment options, courses scheduled in the evening and on the weekend, supportive academic services and educators who take a personal interest in student success are all hallmarks of a Georgetown SCS education.

The Public Services Librarian for the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University will provide extensive reference and instructional services to the downtown campus community. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and providing individual and small group research consultations, and basic and advanced research instruction to the School’s 15 Master of Professional Studies and Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree programs. 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 School of Continuing Studies. The incumbent actively engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned areas, developing strong relationships and promoting the Library’s relevant services and collections. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Campus’s access services.

The incumbent will work an afternoon and evening schedule (approximately noon to 8:30PM Monday through Friday) and one Saturday day shift per month.

Job Title: Librarian (Reference)
Department: Department of the Navy
Agency: Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Hiring Organization: Naval History and Heritage Command
SALARY RANGE: $53,435.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, March 11, 2016 to Tuesday, March 15, 2016
DUTY LOCATIONS: 2 vacancies in the following location: Washington Navy Yard, DC

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The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

This position is located in the Reference Section of the Navy Departmental Library of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) specializing in the Digitization and/or Special Collections sub-sections. In this position you will provide comprehensive reference, research, advisory, evaluative, and instructional services to Navy historians, researchers, writers, and other personnel of the naval establishment, Department of Defense and its subordinate services, other government agencies and to the public.

Job Title: Library Technician
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
SALARY RANGE: $35,265.00 to $45,844.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, March 7, 2016 to Monday, March 21, 2016
DUTY LOCATIONS:2 vacancies in the following location: Washington DC

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This position is located in the Conservation Division. To assure long-term access to collections, the Library regularly labels, binds, repairs and provides custom protective enclosures for new acquisitions, at-risk materials, and fragile and damaged media in all formats. The incumbent works under the direction of the Head, Conservation Division Collection Stabilization Section and performs repairs, and constructs housing and protective enclosures for the Library’s collections.

The position description number for this position is 062252.

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.