Two Positions- Washington DC

Position: Temporary Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at LLSDC Jobline.

The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is a dynamic enterprise with a widely distributed student body coming from broadly varied backgrounds. The incumbent will be versed in providing research assistance through traditional and virtual service points. Works with all students, faculty, staff, and community users in person, by phone, e-mail, and virtually. SCS students are sophisticated professionals with many demands on their time. Faculty members are experts and practitioners in their fields. Both constituencies will expect highly efficient, responsive, and polished delivery of library services.

Responsibilities include: Answers reference and research questions posed by students, faculty, and other library users at designated service points and via virtual reference systems. Determines patron’s research needs and identifies and locates appropriate information sources. Instructs patrons in the use of online and print sources to identify relevant research material. Recommends alternative approaches and as necessary directs patrons to subject specialists within or sources beyond the University Library. Conducts personalized in-depth research consultations for writers of dissertations, capstones, theses, major papers, or term projects.

Required: M.L.S. and at least three years of reference and instructional experience in an academic, special, or research library with demonstrated knowledge with research in the social sciences and business-related disciplines.

Schedule: Two to four evenings per week, from 4 to 8:30 p.m.Monday through Thursday beginning as soon as possible and extending through December 2017.

Resumes can be sent to Matthew Dames (

Position: Administrative Librarian (Database Integrity & Authority Control)
Location: Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office – Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Administrative Librarian of Database Integrity and Authority Control serves in the Library Technical Services (LTS), within Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) under the Superintendent of Documents. LTS is responsible for Federal government information product acquisition, classification, and cataloging efforts associated with the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and the Cataloging and Indexing Program (C&I) as mandated by Sections 1710, 1711, and 4101 of Title 44 U.S.C.

LTS supports the mission of LSCM through the planning, creation, implementation, delivery, management and support of products, services, and systems that provide access to federal government publications and information products, such as the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) and the MetaLib federated searching tool which provides single search functionality of the CGP and the Federal Digital System. These resources are used by LSCM staff, library customers in the FDLP, the library community at large, the public and commercial vendors and customers in the library and publishing communities.


  • As a Administrative Librarian (Database Integrity & Authority Control), your typical work assignments may include the following:
  • Works with the Library Technical Service personnel to resolve issues related to the identification, classification and cataloging of Federal government publications for dissemination through the FDLP and the C&I Program.
  • Performs professional duties related to database maintenance, bibliographic control and authority control in support of the FDLP and C&I Program.
  • Applies expert knowledge of bibliographic and authority control in designing and implementing workflow improvement, standard operating procedures, and desk guides and instructions.
  • Serves as an expert adviser to other subject matter experts on bibliographic and authority control processes and application of relevant standards and procedures, and provides training to LTS staff as needed.
  • Works with Federal agencies and other GPO departments to assure that the necessary bibliographic information appears on each publication.