Two Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference/Instruction Librarian & Interim Business Librarian (2 positions)
Location: American University Library – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Reference/Instruction Librarian & Interim Business Librarian


The American University Library is seeking an innovative, energetic and service-oriented librarian to work in a collaborative, team oriented environment.

Responsibilities: This position is primarily focused on providing information literacy instruction and support through our College Writing program. Additionally, the librarian will provide research and reference services to a diverse user population through the reference desk, chat, and during individual appointments with students and faculty. The Instruction/Reference Librarian will also participate in the larger information literacy instruction program, will create, update and maintain learning objects and will serve as a member of the library faculty. American University Library has a tiered information literacy plan. In the first year through our embedded partnerships with College Writing we introduce students to the baseline information literacy skills that they will need to succeed in any academic program. Also, American University Library strives to incorporate information literacy instruction into all levels of the university’s curriculum. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.


The Interim Business Librarian will serve in a temporary capacity during a national search for a full time Business Librarian. The successful candidate would be eligible to apply for the full time Business Librarian position.

Responsibilities: As the Research and Instruction Librarian for Business, the librarian will be the point person for research assistance, information literacy instruction and collection development in support of the curriculum and the faculty research at the Kogod School of Business, as well as business-related research across campus. The librarian will work closely with the faculty and administration of the Kogod School of Business to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources.

Position: Information Manager

Location: American Library Association – Washington, D.C.
Salary: $45,000.00 – $55,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Information Manager


The Information Manager provides information services to advance ALA’s lobbying and public policy work. These services include traditional librarian roles such as performing reference and collection development as well as broader tasks such as conducting literature reviews and developing syntheses in support of policy work. The Information Manager also has responsibilities that are unique to a Washington office context such as tracking legislation.

The oversight and management of the office’s web presence falls within the responsibilities of the Information Manager. We also look to the Information Manager to provide guidance and take initiative towards continuing improvement in our information services, importing best practices from other comparable organizations.

SALARY: Negotiable from 50K; based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacations and a retirement annuity.