Two Positions- Washington DC

Position: Library Assistant (part-time)
Location: The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at CUA LIS Job Postings.

The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati in Washington, D.C., seeks an energetic and organized person to assist with a variety of projects relating to the management and use of its library collections. The collections include early printed and manuscript material documenting the people and events of the War for Independence complemented by a modern reference collection to support broad research on the age of the American Revolution.

Responsibilities include: assistance with in-house and offsite researchers, paging and shelving materials from the rare and modern stacks, scanning and uploading material to our Digital Library, processing newly cataloged items in preparation for shelving and other collections management tasks.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, with graduate work in library science or related field highly desirable. Knowledge of website management and digitization protocols and French or other foreign language a plus.

This is a part-time position, available for 20 hours a week at an hourly rate of $18.00. For further information about the Society of the Cincinnati and its library, please visit our website: www.societyofthecincinnati.org

To apply for the position please send your resume with a cover letter by August 18 to: Ellen McCallister Clark, Library Director, The Society of the Cincinnati, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008; telephone: 202 785-2040 ext 426; email: emclark@societyofthecincinnati.org

 

Position: Archivist
Location: Senate Judiciary Committee- Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on UMD MLIS Blog.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is seeking a detail-oriented, organized Archivist for the Committee. Responsibilities include overseeing the archiving and management of Committee records, and the maintenance of relevant archiving policies and procedures. The Committee Archivist will survey records management practices, recommend and implement improvements, work with staff to maintain textual and electronic records in an appropriate manner, ascertain and ensure the completeness of legislative, oversight, and nominations documentation, prepare inventories of archival transfers, and serve as liaison with the Senate Archivist in transferring records to the Archives and in retrieving records from the Archives. Required professional credentials include a graduate degree in American history or archival/library management, or specialized training at an archival institute. Experience on Capitol Hill or with the political process is highly desirable, as well as knowledge of the historic role of the Senate Judiciary Committee in executive and judicial nominations, executive branch oversight, and legislative issues.Please e-mail resume and cover letter for consideration to jud.dem.senate@gmail.com. Refer to Position ID 223811

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