Three Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Business Librarian

Location: American University – Washington, DC

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

American University Library invites applications from innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarians to fill a continuing appointment-track faculty position for the Kogod School of Business, beginning Summer/Spring 2017, subject to budgetary approval. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field at either assistant or associate level.

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.

In collection development, the Business Librarian:

Reviews and selects research materials (print and digital) to support faculty and student research for Kogod.
Identifies fund-raising opportunities for building collections supporting Kogod and helps cultivate potential donors.
Provides high-level subject specific reference assistance to Kogod faculty and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty.
Teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students.
Creates appropriate online tools to support Kogod students and faculty. Supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in business librarianship.
Serves on the Library’s Collections Management Team and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection.
Assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation.

The Business Librarian is a member of the Division of Research, Teaching and Learning [RTL] and reports to the Associate Director of RTL. As a member of RTL, the Business Librarian also participates in broader initiatives as part of the library.

Library faculty members participate in library governance activities. The Business Librarian also consults regularly with the Kogod teaching faculty and administrators. Library faculty members are expected to develop professionally, to contribute to the profession of librarianship, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position available: Beginning Summer/Spring 2017


An ALA accredited M.L.S and three years’ experience in an academic or research institution and a degree in business, economics or a related field is highly preferred. Corporate experience of five or more years in lieu of an academic business background is also acceptable.

Other qualifications include demonstrated reference, instruction, and collection development experience; evidence of potential for professional contributions and ongoing professional development; outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; strong public service ethic; collaborative skills.

Ideal candidates will also possess the ability to shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment; to work across a broad-based constituency, to communicate a positive library image; and have an awareness of current concerns and developments in librarianship.


To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and the contact information (name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number) of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Additional questions may be addressed to:

Michele Mikkelsen

Director of Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046

The American University Library serves the AU community through a collection of over 1,300,000 volumes, 52,000 media and sound recordings. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center, and numerous partner collections across campus including those with LGBTA, Career, and Visual Arts resources. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and at the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 125,000 journal subscriptions in all subjects.

The Library has 20 library faculty, 76 full-time staff and other professionals and about 140 student assistants. The library’s budget is about $14.4 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

American University Library is a founding member of the Diversity Alliance for Academic Libraries.

American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to more than 13,000 students.

For information about American University, please see, and learn about the Kogod Business School at

Position: Executive Officer for Administration

Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $108,887.00 to $141,555.00 / Per Year
Closes: Monday 12/5/2016

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The incumbent selected for this position will provide financial, administrative, and program assistance in support of the Office of the Librarian Service Unit, which includes: Office of the Librarian, Congressional Relations Office, Development Office, Communications Office, Office of the General Counsel, and Special Events Office.

This position is located in the Office of the Librarian.

The position description number for this position is 194865.

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.

Position: Librarian

Location: National Gallery of Art – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $53,435.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year
Closes: Friday 12/2/2016

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

This position is within the staff of the Deputy Director (DD) in the Library Reader Services Department (DLR) of the National Gallery of Art (NGA). The purpose of this position is to oversee and provide a variety of interlibrary loan (ILL) services as well as reference and reader services to NGA curatorial and administrative staff, CASVA staff and fellows, and organizations and indivuduals outside the Gallery.

This position is also being advertised under job announcement NGA-17-15B to persons with federal competitive status or reinstatement eligibility, or who are eligible under the Veterans’ Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) or other special hiring authorities, including Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) authority and Schedule A authority to hire individuals with severe disabilities. Persons wishing to be considered under both announcements must apply separately to each.

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