Five Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Government Documents/Catalog Librarian
Location: Senate Library – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $64,581.00 to $100,101.00 / Per Year
Closes: Tuesday 4/4/2017

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

This is professional work supporting the delivery of information services to Senate and Library staff, coordinating the Library’s participation in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), and contributing to national and international cooperative cataloging programs. Work involves performing a wide range of technical services and administrative functions to manage and provide access to federal government documents received through the FDLP, including creating bibliographic and authority records for new acquisitions, organizing and analyzing complex materials, and maintaining the accuracy of the Library’s bibliographic and authority databases. Work is bound by FDLP guidelines and requirements, Library of Congress classification and subject heading guidelines, Resource Description and Access cataloging rules, MARC standards for bibliographic and authority records, Secretary of the Senate policies and procedures, the U.S. Senate Handbook, and the Senate Ethics Manual, but requires independent judgment in setting priorities and handling assignments. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of the Cataloging Supervisor and the general supervision of the Head of Technical Services.

Position: Researchers

Location: LAC Group – Virtual

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

LAC Group is seeking part-time, temporary, virtual Researchers for a short-term project slated to begin in April. The researchers will be updating and creating citations relating to US State Legislation in our client’s database. The expected duration of the assignment is 8-10 weeks, requiring 20 hours per week on a flexible schedule. This is a remote position and the work can be completed at any time in accordance with the project deadline.


Review and update existing citations
Confirm whether the source legislation has changed, been superseded, repealed, etc.
Entering new language and creating citations for additional language


Bachelor’s degree required
Experience performing text-based research tasks
Familiarity with and understanding of US law and legislative language

Please apply online at:

Position: Interlibrary Loan/Reference Librarian

Location: LAC Group – Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

LAC Federal seeks an Interlibrary Loan/Reference Librarian (Paraprofessional) for a major Federal institution in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The Librarian will be responsible for reference and document delivery including strong customer service and organizational skills. Work will be performed on-site. This is a full-time (40 hour a week; Monday – Friday), benefited position.

​​Provides reference services through regular duty at the reference desk and by responding to virtual information requests using a wide variety of databases
Process requests by agency’s researchers for materials held at other libraries.
Process items received as a result of requests.
Process materials requested by other libraries.
Review, and troubleshoot as necessary, the ILL requests as processed by the library technicians in the Shared Resources Department.
Effectively use a variety of electronic and manual systems to perform interlibrary loan work
Maintain statistics and other records as needed.
Other responsibilities include ensuring copyright compliance, aiding in the preparation of monthly and annual reports, advising for collection development, maintaining and troubleshooting software and hardware, and staying aware of developments in the field.
Assist with circulation, mending, shelf maintenance, or other areas as assigned.
Attend regularly scheduled library staff meetings.
Responsible for removing collection materials from a shelf in a designated area of the stacks and transfer them to a book truck, vacuum the materials and wipe the empty shelf;
Move the materials to the new stacks area designated for them
Adjust the shelves in the new stacks area to accommodate the materials.


Experience working in a customer service capacity
Excellent oral and written communication skills – ability to work well in a team
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Minimum 1 year experience in technical services, including provision of interlibrary loan using OCLC (including WorldShare) and circulation desk experience.
Minimum 1 year of experience with the circulation and acquisitions modules of integrated library systems.
Experience searching online databases such as EBSCO and ProQuest and in ordering from commercial document delivery services.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
Attention to detail; demonstrated organizational skills.


Selected candidate with MLS degree will have ILL/Reference Librarian title; selected candidate with no MLS degree will have Library Paraprofessional (ILL/Reference) title.

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Position: Medical Librarian

Location: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Medical Librarian

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is seeking a Medical Librarian to oversee and manage a range of required bibliographic, tracking and coding services. We seek a candidate interested in working in a fast-paced and high-impact environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support the growing needs of the Research Synthesis program

Oversee use of scholarly publishing database tools and services as needed to support programmatic needs for research and other programmatic initiatives

Aid with ongoing tagging of funded research portfolio database tools to enable reporting, tracking and analysis functions

Use UMLS tools for indexing and coding, as appropriate

Provide internal guidance on use of MeSH and SNOMED codes in internal databases

Manage targeted literature reviews for PCORI-relevant topics as needed

Maintain digital database as a resource for staff access to relevant information

Provide guidance on publication policies for awardees as requested

Provide literature monitoring and other support activities as needed for the PCORI Editorial Review Committee and Scientific Publications Subcommittee of the Board of Governors

Provide assistance with bibliographic citations and related resources needed to prepare professional presentations regarding PCORI work

Position: Instructional Technology and Assessment Librarian for Collections, Research, & Instruction
Location: Georgetown University – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Instructional Technology and Assessment Librarian for Collections, Research, & Instruction

The Instructional Technology and Assessment Librarian supports the teaching, learning, and research endeavors of Georgetown University faculty, students, and staff by enhancing library instruction with sophisticated technology and assessment practices. In an innovative and collaborative role, the Librarian draws on new technologies to enhance reference and instruction services in an increasingly online environment. Significant qualifications/requirements include:

ALA-Accredited Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science
2+ years of professional (post MLS) experience in an academic or research library environment
Experience with the creation of content for online tutorials, instructional videos, and/or asynchronous learning modules and the software to create the same
Ability to design surveys and perform basic statistical analysis on datasets and to work with large data sets and practice secure and reliable data management techniques