Five Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Electronic Services Librarian
Location: Catholic University of America – Washington, D.C.
Salary: $48,000.00 – $53,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Electronic Services Librarian

The Catholic University of America Libraries is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, and experienced librarian to join us as our Electronic Services Librarian (ESL). Reporting to the Head of Electronic Resources & Services, the ESL is responsible for planning and managing the libraries public and staff Web sites as well as developing and maintaining systems which support electronic resources and digital collections for the library system. The ESL will support the administration of library information systems by performing hardware and software installations, upgrades, and troubleshooting for library computer systems.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.
Closes: Monday 5/23/2016
Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

This position is located in the Data Integrity Section, Policy and Standards Division, Acquisition and Bibliographic Access Directorate and serves as an Assistant Editor. This position combines the assistant editor duties of the former Subject Headings Editorial Team and the Classification Editorial Team. The Assistant Editor is responsible for the preparation of proposals for the tentative subject headings and classification monthly lists, and for the final approved monthly lists and resulting shelflisting and end-stage processing of materials accompanying these proposals. These lists are the vehicle for notification of the approved new and changed subject headings and classification numbers that are incorporated into the Library of Congress Subject Headings and the Library of Congress Classification. The Assistant Editor is also responsible for revising bibliographic records to reflect changes to subject headings and classification numbers approved on the monthly lists.

Position: Archivist
Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.
Closes: Friday 5/20/2016
Salary Range: $53,435.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

Job Overview

This position is located in the Preparation Section of the Manuscript Division of the Collections and Services Directorate of Library Services. As part of one of the largest manuscript repositories in the United States and in the world, the Preparation Section is key to the Manuscript Division’s mission of preparing for reader use material that encompasses the breadth and chronology of American history, including the papers of presidents, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, writers, scientists, inventors, business leaders, reformers, and prominent nongovernmental organizations. The incumbent is responsible for the organization and description of manuscript collections and the orderly administration of the complexities of archival functions, including the use of computer technology in relation to those duties. The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Assistant Head of the Preparation Section who prioritizes work and provides advice on policy and technical problems.

Position: NextGen Metadata Professional: Continuing Resources
Location: The George Washington University – Washington, DC

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool listserv.

Under the direction of the Resource Description Coordinator, the incumbent
is a member of the Resource Description Group (RDG) and the greater
metadata management group within the George Washington University
Libraries. The RDG is responsible for describing and providing access to
library collections including serial and monographic content in all
formats. The RDG plays an instrumental role in helping the Libraries
achieve the objectives laid out in its strategic plan, has been involved in
and collaborated on the next generation metadata development through
BIBFRAME, PCC, and with colleagues worldwide. The NextGen Metadata
Professional has the primary responsibility for creating metadata for
continuing resources; performing complex metadata revision; and is expected
to write scripts (e.g., Python, Perl) for repurposing existing metadata,
and identity management work for library’s collections. The NextGen
Metadata Professional is expected to collaborate with colleagues from
functional areas across GW Libraries and beyond in service of the GW
Community and the profession.

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Position: Technical Information Specialist (Agronomy)

Location: LAC Group – Washington, DC Area

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

LAC Group is looking for an experienced Technical Information Specialist to work at a major Federal Library in the DC area. The Specialist will work with a Federal information center to acquire and disseminate accurate, up-to-date information to the agency’s internal and external customers in such fields as animal care, animal welfare, biomedical research, and veterinary science. He/She will also develop information resources around important topics using the most recent scientific knowledge. The Specialist will assist in the development of web portals, subject and research guides and promote the use of the websites and information products of the Library at professional conferences and meetings.


Completion of an accredited program specializing in animal science, zoology, biology or veterinary science. Knowledge of animal health, care and welfare, particularly as these topics apply to laboratory animals, preferred. Minimum 1-2 years of experience.
Practical knowledge of a wide range of techniques, methods, sources and procedures within the functional information area (e.g., database searching, reference, web site management and use of new and emerging technology tools to share information). Ability to effectively search and use the internet and bibliographic databases.
Experience developing web content with user-first orientation. Knowledge of a wide range of IT issues (e.g., accessibility, security), web development methods, requirements, and procedures used government-wide and within the private sector. Familiarity with web content management systems, especially Drupal, preferred.
Ability to work alone and as part of a team and manage several tasks simultaneously.
Ability to organize thoughts and to express them clearly and concisely in both written and oral communication.
Willingness to participate in scientific meetings and AWIC-led workshops to educate customers about the information requirements of the Animal Welfare Act. The incumbent may be called upon to attend meetings, courses, and briefings on topics related to animal health and welfare.