Three Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Associate Dean
Location: UDC-DCSL Charles N. & Hilda H.M. Mason Law Library

Full vacancy announcement available at Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C. Jobline:

The UDC David A. Clark School of Law is seeking an Associate Dean for the Charles N. & Hilda H. M. Mason Law Library, which is open to the public. The present associate dean is retiring as of June 30, 2017. The Associate Dean directs and oversees administrative functions of the School of Law Library; directs the Legal Research Program (a one credit course for 1Ls taught by paid adjunct professors); develops the acquisitions policies and budget for the law library; plans and supervises the facilities and technologies used by the school of law and library; develops the faculty liaison program and the reference program for all patrons; and supervises the library and AV/IT staff. The Library will be moving to new spaces within the year in the school of law building. Salary range is $104,301.92 to $128,868.45. A juris doctorate (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school in the United States and a master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited school is required, together with at least five (5) years of professional experience with at least two (2) years of demonstrated administrative library experience.

For a more detailed description of duties, and to apply, see the University website:

Position: Librarian

Location: The Center of Military History, HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $79,720.00 to $103,639.00 / Per Year
Closes: Thursday 5/11/2017

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:


Evaluate the Historical Library Program to determine if it meets the needs of the staff and outside researchers.
Provides reference services, answering questions having a wide range of difficulty many requiring specialist knowledge of U.S. and foreign military history, political history and specialized knowledge of available sources.
Provide budget management services for the library and automation management services.
Accomplishes contract management duties in the procurement of library and automation products and services.
Responsible for the execution of the Library budget and maintenance of necessary accounting records.
Responsible for the formulation and implementation of reference/research policies and collection development policy for the library.

Position: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
Location: Library of Congress – Library of Congress
Salary Range: $66,510.00 to $86,460.00 / Per Year
Closes: Wednesday 5/17/2017

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a Cataloging and Metadata Librarian to join the Technical Services Unit in the Reference and Information Services Section.

The selectee will be responsible for performing original and complex copy cataloging and preparing bibliographic records and/or metadata to represent the information and research resources in the CRS collections and databases, including elements such as description, subject analysis, access to content, authority control, quality control, metadata application, and metadata-related decision making, i.e., the determination of which metadata standard to use. Other duties include performing database maintenance and ensuring quality control of bibliographic, holdings, and item records in an integrated library system; serving as a resource person and trainer for library technicians concerning metadata, cataloging, database maintenance, and workflow issues; and working with KSG management to develop, revise, and/or implement cataloging and metadata policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate will bring an awareness and understanding of current and emerging standards in cataloging and metadata application such as RDA, Dublin Core, AACR, LCSH, MARC 21, and LC Classification.