Three Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian
Location: Government Accountability Office – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $75,730.00 to $120,365.00 / Per Year
Closes: Wednesday 8/24/2016

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:


Provides information and reference and research services requiring expertise in one or more key issue areas required by the GAO teams. Performs research on specialized assignments. Conducts thorough and relevant research and literature reviews that support the teams as they implement engagement and reporting activities. Prepares and develops written guidelines, training guides, or Web-based resources relating to key information sources and provides consultative services relating to information sources in one or more areas of agency interest including law, legislative activity and procedures, accounting and finance, economics, health service, national defense, and natural resources. Provides authoritative responses to a wide range of reference or research questions dealing with one or more areas of specialization. Designs and executes searches of advanced complexity using a wide variety of electronic information retrieval systems and other resources.

Ebonye Watson
Phone: 000-000-0000

Position: Latin American Studies and Iberian Languages Liaison & Reference Librarian

Location: Georgetown University – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Latin American Studies and Iberian Languages Liaison & Reference Librarian


Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or similarly appropriate/equivalent advanced degree or documented substantive experience

Second graduate degree in social science or Spanish or Portuguese language preferred but equivalent years of work and/or other equivalent expertise will be considered.

At least 2 years of experience working with Latin American collections in an academic or research library is required – preference for collection development experience

Knowledge of the history, politics, economics, literatures, and cultures of Latin America

Demonstrated experience in research methodologies, instruction and public services

Fluency in Spanish – with a reading knowledge of Portuguese

Demonstrated expertise in use of web-authoring applications

Knowledge of current instructional and multimedia technologies

High degree of computer literacy and demonstrated interest in the application of information technologies in the social sciences and humanities

Evidence of superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Superior analytical and problem-solving skills

Record of participation and/or contribution in library professional organizations

Strong commitment to service, and the ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment with all levels of patrons and staff

Position: Cataloger

Location: LAC Federal – Washington, DC

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

LAC Federal is seeking a Cataloger at a prominent national library headquartered in Washington, D.C. The cataloger will perform original descriptive and subject cataloging for various library materials in OCLC, SirsiDynix or a web-based ILS to create catalog links to specific items, including copy-specific information for historic print books, using MARC/RDA format and current LC standards, LC subject headings as locally modified, and LC classification with location and collection prefixes to catalog all materials. The work will include digital holdings as available. Additional responsibilities include:

Following guidance provided by conservation experts, carries out basic conservation measures such as boxing or tying books together in cases where historical collection books are in poor physical condition.
Sharing responsibility for the accuracy and integrity of the NLE’s bibliographic database and OCLC holdings.
Contributing expertise and leadership to policy development relating to metadata for digital collections, including participation in the development of a digital preservation strategy for the NLE.
Establishing and documenting local policies or practices in collaboration with other technical services personnel for consistency and continuity in the library collection.
Uses knowledge of integrated library systems to input details about new materials, utilize bibliographic reports and utilities, and run reports as needed.
May perform cataloging and processing of government documents in compliance with the Federal Depository Library Program’s guidelines, policies and practices.
May perform copy cataloging from OCLC or LC.
Withdraws library materials from the NLE’s collection, ILS, and OCLC as directed.
Assists with regular technical services statistics collection from OCLC and library ILS.
Maintains the collection by creating labels, replacing worn or inaccurate labels; and repairing items whenever possible with the help of the library technician.
Participates in collection development and maintenance activities. Evaluates items being withdrawn from the collection.
Inventories and reports technical sersvices supply needs to project manager for ordering.
Assists with space planning processes.
Stays abreast of new cataloging tools and rules and makes recommendations for change to Project Manager.
Manages or contributes to library projects as assigned.


Candidates should possess an M.L.S./M.L.I.S. from an ALA-accredited school, and demonstrate at least 3 years of progressively greater on-the-job responsibility and experience in original and copy cataloging, processing, and maintaining access according to standard cataloging rules. Additional qualifications include:

Experience cataloging print, audiovisual and e-books and serials.
Expertise in the full range of the functionality of an integrated library catalog, including relationships between cataloging, serials control, circulation, and OPAC modules.
Formal coursework or training in rare books or special collections librarianship is desirable but not required.
Experience establishing local policies or practices and documenting them.
Experience with government document collections.
Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail, demonstrated problem-solving skills, flexibility and creativity.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
U.S. citizenship required.

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