Three Positions – Washington D.C. and N. VA

Position: Assistant Director and Senior Specialist, Government and Finance Division
Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $124,406.00 to $187,000.00 / Per Year
Closes: Friday 2/3/2017

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing objective, nonpartisan research and analysis to committees and Members of the House and Senate.

CRS seeks a senior research manager to lead its Government and Finance Division (G&F), one of five research divisions, in providing expert research that meets ongoing congressional policy-making and oversight needs related to issues and policy developments concerning the organization, structure, operations and management of Congress and its support agencies, and of the executive and judicial branches; the congressional budget and appropriations process and the legislative process; homeland security and emergency management; cybersecurity; community development; elections and American federalism; and banking, financial institutions, insurance and securities, taxation, public finance, fiscal and monetary policy, the public debt, and such economic indicators as gross domestic product, inflation and savings.

Position: Electronic Product Delivery Specialist

Location: American Psychological Association – Washington, D.C.
Salary: $50,000.00 – $60,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Electronic Product Delivery Specialist


Monitor PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycCRITIQUES, PsycTESTS,and PsycEXTRA electronic databases for libraries on third party vendor platforms, such as EBSCO, OVID, and ProQuest, on a regular basis.

Search all vendor platform systems used by libraries on a weekly/monthly basis for the proper uploading of data to verify the timeliness of each upload, including weekly correction and deletion files.

Create specific searches to isolate potential data problems and report both data anomalies and platform implementation or record display problems. When data errors are found, work with the Quality Assurance Specialist on the correction process.

Create a system for analyzing data timeliness, reporting errors in released data, and enhancing vendor platform usage and searchability.

Write technical specifications for new product releases and annual reloads. Assist in testing and evaluating (alpha testing and/or beta testing) new products, reload data, and system enhancements for functionality prior to release to the marketplace. Ensure that the vendor display of database records meet technical specifications and fits with the display of similar records in other databases on the same platform.

Review routinely all fact sheets, information sources, and technical documentation on all vendor platforms for accuracy and currency. Ensure that the most up-to-date information regarding APA electronic research products including content and coverage, fields and tags, and indexes is appropriate and correct. Certify all documentation on vendor platforms for release.

Serve as a resource for staff in other departments who write documentation, search or references guides, and other promotional materials. Contributes written content for database search aids as required.

Search other database systems in other disciplines for new fields, design options, and other potential database enhancements. Participate in the evaluation of new information technologies, systems, and programming tools that could benefit APA’s current database products.

Position: Head, Resource Acquisition

Location: George Mason University Libraries – Fairfax, Virginia

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Head, Resource Acquisition

This position serves as an integral part of a forward-thinking, twenty-three-person-strong technical services unit. The Resource Acquisition Office is responsible for efficiently and accurately spending a robust research materials budget of approximately $10 million, roughly 80 percent of which is spent on electronic resources. The successful candidate has an opportunity to be part of a cohesive unit at an exciting time as the Mason Libraries are embarking on a system migration, and are deeply involved in digital scholarship and data management initiatives. The incumbent is also a key member of a four person Technical Services Group management team.

The incumbent provides leadership for the acquisition, access and ongoing maintenance of orders for materials in all formats. This position interacts regularly with key staff in the university’s Purchasing and Accounts Payable Office and serves as an expert resource on state and university financial regulations and guidelines and ensures compliance. The position directly manages seven full-time classified staff members and reports to the Director, Technical Services Group.

As department head, this position:

Focuses the work of the unit on excellent customer service and timely access to scholarly resources;

Works closely and collaboratively with Collection Development, Resource Description and Metadata Services, Digital Programs and Systems, and subject librarians to ensure materials are ordered and accessible;

Designs and implements effective workflows incorporating current technologies and standards;

Applies knowledge of professional best practices and keeps abreast of developments and trends within acquisitions, academic librarianship and scholarly communications; and

Actively participates in the procurement of scholarly resources through consortium partnerships with VIVA and WRLC.