Three Library Positions- Washington DC

Position: Metadata and Digital Collections Librarian
Location: Research Library, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Washington, D.C.

The position is being advertised both at the FR-24 ($70,000 – $107,500) and FR-25 ($80,800 – $128,200) levels.

Originally posted on the Potomac Technical Processing Librarians listserv.

The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is seeking a Metadata and Digital Collections Librarian.

Position Description

The Metadata and Digital Collections Librarian creates and manages descriptive metadata in multiple databases for diverse materials, including traditional print and digital collections as well as unique datasets and their licensing terms. Working with cross-divisional teams, the librarian also contributes to the development of an enterprise-wide data catalog utilizing a Top Quadrant platform.

The librarian performs original and complex copy cataloging in all formats in accordance with current national cataloging rules and format specifications. Working with colleagues, the librarian creates and maintains metadata describing free and licensed datasets in the library catalog (currently Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra platform)and other databases, an activity which includes developing in-depth records describing the products and their licenses, as well as substantive authority work. She/he contributes to taxonomies both internal and external to the Library. Additionally, the librarian contributes to the evaluation, licensing and acquisition of selected library-purchased electronic resources.

Position Requirements

The position requires demonstrated knowledge of original and complex copy cataloging standards and practices, such as MARC21, Dublin Core, FRBR, FRAD, RDA, AACR2-R, LCRI/LCPSs, LCSH, and LC classification schedules. Knowledge of integrated library systems and an awareness of emerging standards and information technologies in the metadata and electronic resources management area are required. Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources acquisition processes, including vendor negotiations, also is necessary.

The position requires impeccable attention to detail and the ability to manage competing projects. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are essential. Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, sound judgment, and initiative are required. The librarian should enjoy working collaboratively as part of a team while at the same time be able to work efficiently and effectively as an individual.

The Metadata and Digital Collections Librarian reports to the Chief Librarian; the position is non-supervisory.

The vacancy announcement, salary and benefits information can be found on the Board’s Careers webpage: The Board accepts traditional résumés via the Board’s streamlined online application system.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Government Printing Office, Washington DC
Salary Range: $92,145.00 to $119,794.00 / Per Year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

This position is a supervisory librarian position located in Library Services and Content Management (LSCM), Library Technical Services (LTS). The mission of LSCM is to administer a variety of GPO initiatives including the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Cataloging and Indexing Program (C&I), the International Exchange Service (IES), and the By-Law Program. Specifically, LTS administers the FDLP and C&I programs which include life-cycle management functions such as discovery, acquisitions, classification, cataloging, preservation, and archiving of Federal information resources/publications in all formats. LTS uses a wide variety of tools and applications to manage the processing and organization of information resources/publications, primarily the Integrated Library System (ILS) that is used on a daily basis.

Incumbent will serve as a supervisor of one of three teams in LTS that are responsible for performing a variety of professional library technical service tasks. These include discovery/acquisitions, bibliographic control, serials management and technical services support. Within the LTS organization there may be multiple teams and multiple team supervisors performing these same tasks.

The Supervisory Librarian will possess a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Incumbent will be responsible for leading his/her staff, as well as setting an example throughout LSCM, toward meeting the vision, mission and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, integrity and honesty.

Position: E-Resources Management Specialist
Location: Washington, DC
Salary Range $19.23-$21.00

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association Job Line

This position works independently within the Electronic Resources Management Unit by providing support for all of the library’s electronic resources, including journals, databases, e-books, datasets, and aggregator collections via the library’s Electronic Resource Management System, OCLC WorldShare, LibGuides, and EZProxy. Primary responsibilities include maintenance of resource and license records in the ERMS and OCLC WorldShare, maintaining archival units for the LOCKSS server, maintaining definitions on the EZProxy server, working with the Electronic Resources Management Unit to troubleshoot end-user access issues, and management of e-resource usage data collection and reporting.
Educational Requirements:
At least two (2) years of college or the equivalent in education, training and experience working in libraries or organizations with a public service focus.

Minimum Requirements:
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing programs, and the Internet
Basic understanding of information technology systems, including networks and Internet browsers
Initiative and desire to learn
Preferred Requirements:
Experience with library resources, systems, and services, specifically library databases and electronic journal collections, link resolvers, ERMS, and library information technology