Five Positions- Washington DC

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Open to the public
Location: Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Salary: $53,435 to $69,460 / per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474070600

The incumbent serves as a Librarian (Reference Librarian) in the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Library, Smithsonian Libraries (SIL), Smithsonian Institution (SI) in Washington, DC. The purpose of this position is to provide reference, instruction, and research assistance to curatorial, research, exhibits, and education staff in support of their programs, and to independent researchers using the Library. The Reference Librarian will also perform other functions such as collection development, circulation, and preservation activities as needed. The work requires knowledge of one or more subject-matter specializations in the area of African American history and culture and the African Diaspora.

For the similar position open to Federal employees, Veterans, Individuals with a Disablity, Military Spouses, and Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista see: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474071000

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Original Cataloging)
Open to the public
Location: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Salary: $79,720 to $123,234 / per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473538700

ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 100 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 100 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 100.

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.

This position is located in Discovery Services Division, Original Cataloging Department, Smithsonian Libraries (SIL), Smithsonian Institution (SI), located in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Washington, DC.

The Smithsonian Libraries is a complex, research library system located within Smithsonian museums, research institutes and other offices in New York City, the Republic of Panama, and the Washington, D.C. area. The Supervisory Librarian (Head Original Cataloging) is knowledgeable about the cataloging requirements of each of the SIL branches and works to maintain timely, accurate access to their collections through SIRIS (the SIL online catalog), OCLC (an international bibliographic utility), and, through the Libraries’ discovery service. The Head Original Cataloging oversees the creation and editing of catalog records in the local bibliographic database (SIRIS) and in OCLC, ensuring that these conform to appropriate local, national and international standards for description, classification, subject analysis and encoding. The Head Original Cataloging manages authority control processes, oversees other related project work involving the cataloging services contract, and sets and documents the policies and procedures that govern the Division’s cataloging work.

For the similar position open to Federal employees, Veterans, Individuals with a Disablity, Military Spouses, and Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista see: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473600100

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Chief, Digital Collections Management and Services
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $124,406 to $187,000 / per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473967300

This position reports to the Director, Technology Policy, in Library Services and is responsible for leading the newly established Digital Collections Management & Services Division. The division is responsible for providing support for the full lifecycle management of digital collections. This includes executing digitization projects using in-house or contractor digitization services. Digital Collection Management & Services staff collaborate with Library curatorial units, technical staff, and cross-service unit organizations to establish policies, implement new and streamline existing digital workflows, identify digital content management problems and propose solutions, provide training, and communicate best practices.

This position is located in the Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Technology Policy Directorate, Library Services.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington DC
Salary: $44,941 to $58,428 / per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474292600

This position reports to the Chief, Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD), Preservation Directorate. The Directorate is responsible for the long-term, uninterrupted access to the Library’s numerous and diverse collections through a variety of preservation programs. The incumbent provides assistance to PRTD programs and projects involving scientific analysis and research related to the preservation of collections; the development and maintenance of scientific reference collections; and the testing of materials used to exhibit, house, or store collections to ensure they meet current Library specifications.

Position: Director, Public Services
Location: District of Columbia Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Director of Public Services serves as the administrator of 25 neighborhood libraries and the Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Library (Central Library). The Director is responsible for ensuring that excellent library services are available to residents in all areas of the District of Columbia. The Director’s immediate subordinates include staff members that oversee neighborhood libraries, the Central Library, Programs and Partnerships, and Collection Development. The Director works collaboratively with the Director of Business Services to coordinate the work of the offices of Information Technology, Public Safety, and Capital Projects & Facilities insofar as the work of those units impacts public service delivery. As a senior executive and advisor to the Executive Director on all matters related to library programs, operations and services, the

Director of Public Services will play a crucial role in ensuring that current and future DCPL goals, objectives, and priorities are accomplished.

To apply, or for additional details, please visit our website at http://dclibrary.org/about/careers

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