Five Positions – Washington, D.C. and VA

Position: Librarian (Collection Specialist) – Ref. Librarian
Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year
Closes: Friday 3/17/2017

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The incumbent exercises initiative, judgment, tact, and flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of constituents, is familiar with the rapidly growing and complex body of library and information science, and maintains a working knowledge of the operation and resources of the Division and the Library as a whole.

This position is located in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Collections and Services, Library Services.

The incumbent, serves as the Humanities and Social Sciences library technology specialist, serves as the webmaster to design and maintain the division’s web presence and coordinates automation and digitization projects.

The position description number for this position is 12312.

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, Monday-Friday with occasional evenings and Saturdays.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Machine-Aided Indexing Specialist

Location: American Psychological Association – Washington, D.C.
Salary: $53,000.00 – $60,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Machine-Aided Indexing Specialist

The Machine-Aided Indexing Specialist manages automated indexing software that assists in assigning controlled vocabulary to records created for major psychology databases. He/she accomplishes this by constantly and consistently developing and refining text-based rules that govern the assignment of index terms from the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.


Reviews and fine-tunes a rule-based, text-derived automated indexing system to identify and match words or phrases from the psychological literature within programmatic rules to accurately assign index terms from the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms to bibliographic records for articles, books, chapters and tests records.

Develops periodic goals for Machine-Aided Indexing system performance, maintains statistics on system recall and precision and provides vendor performance feedback to management on a regular basis. Measures increases in efficiency and consistency of indexing across various journal processing categories, books, book chapters and test records

Works with ITS and software system provider technical staff to resolve system issues with indexing software

Contributes to the development, documentation and implementation of indexing, classification and checktag guidelines and standards in Content Management

Works closely with Taxonomist in the development and enhancement of existing thesaurus terms.

Utilizes feedback from offshore outsource vendor to incorporate cross-cultural understandings into machine aided indexing rules to improve the quality of offshore indexing

Other duties as assigned.

Position: Metadata Cataloger

Location: LAC Group – Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at:

LAC Group Website – Metadata Cataloger

LAC Federal seeks a Metadata Cataloger for a Full Time, Contract position (benefitted) at a government library located in Washington, D.C. This is a replacement position for 12 months with the potential for one additional option year.

Position: Lead Processing Technicians

Location: LAC Group – Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at:

LAC Group Website – Metadata Cataloger

LAC Federal is seeking a Lead Processing Technician to work at a prestigious national library in the Washington, DC area. Interested applicants must have supervisory experience over staff and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. In addition, they should have experience working with documents that may be of a fragile nature, must be comfortable working in a warehouse setting, and must be able to perform physical activities such as climbing stairs, pushing carts, and reaching low and high shelves to store and retrieve items. This is a 1 year term full time (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) benefited position.

Position: Library Director

Location: Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library – Virginia
Salary: $70,000 – $114,580 DOE/DOQ

Originally posted on the Catholic University Alumni listserv.

Serving as the Chief Executive Officer and official representative of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library System (MFRL), the Library Director is responsible for administering all library functions within the goals, guidelines and policies established by the Library Board of Trustees. The Director is expected to provide solid leadership within the library, the community and the library profession.

Essential duties include but are not limited to developing, reviewing and modifying all policies for Library Board approval, in concert with the policies, procedures and guidelines of Montgomery and Floyd Counties, Virginia. Library Director establishes a strategic five-year plan, monitors and reports on plan progress, and plans/evaluates service levels for new and current programs; prepares/justifies and follows annual budget and accounting for all monies requested/received in accordance with accounting and financial reporting systems of Montgomery County and the Library of Virginia; monitor Library facilities and plans for improvements, renovation or expansions, and maintains effective community outreach programs, and more. Successful candidate will be able to work well with a variety of customers including citizens/customers, county officials, public officials and others; implement measures for strategic growth of programs and facilities to meet evolving and growing needs; and possess the ability to lead others toward established goals.

Position requires Master’s Degree in Library Science/Information Science from an American Library Association accredited library school. Eight years’ experience as a professional public librarian with a minimum of five years increasingly responsible management in public libraries to include experience in personnel management and budget administration. Must be certified or eligible for certification by the Library of Virginia Board, and possess/acquire a valid Virginia Driver’s License.

Salary $70,000 – $114,580 DOE/DOQ. Excellent benefits including paid health, dental and vision, life, disability, retirement, flexible spending plan, wellness program, and more. Interested candidates must apply by March 17, 2017 in order to be considered, and may apply online at: Previous applicants need not re-apply. For more information or to request an application accommodation for disabilities, contact the Department of Human Resources at 540.394.2007; TTY/Voice at 1.800.828.1120 or 1.800.828.1140; the County’s Job Line at 540.394.2010. Montgomery County, VA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention or other personnel action affecting employees or candidates for employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.