Two positions- Virginia

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: PTFS, Fort Belvoir, VA

Full vacancy announcement available at AALL Career Center:

Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. (PTFS), a leading systems integration company specializing in content management solutions, content digitization, and library services/solutions, has an immediate opening for a Reference Librarian at a client site at Ft. Belvoir, VA.


The Reference Librarian will have the following responsibilities:

  •  Perform original research and reference service for faculty, staff and students.
  • Provide service within available resources to all patrons.
  • Perform reference interviews in-person, via e-mail and over the phone.
  • Research sources and tools.
  • Design instructional media as needed.
  • Market library services.
  • Teach library users how to use the library subscription databases and the online catalog and to do effective research using the open internet.
  • Prepare instructional lessons.  Teaching sessions will be recorded and broadcast on the internet, via live video teleconferencing or other electronic media.
  • Apply innovative skills to recommend new library reference services.
  • Maintain reference services metrics.
  • Perform charge, discharge, renew and hold operations at circulation desk using Symphony.
  • Create patrons and edit patron records.
  • Help library patrons using the self-check machine, the reading room and equipment.
  • Process inter-library loans via OCLC.
  • Identify needed updates to content on the library’s internet and intranet sites.
  • Compose content relevant to client mission.
  • Work with the library’s database service providers to customize interface.
  • Compile and report on the metrics/statistics for the library’s research and reference services.
  • Assist faculty with special projects involving library resources.
  • Assist library patrons in the use of all digital resources.
  • Create and maintain documentation related to all duties.

Position: Associate Director, Library
Location: Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA
Salary: $62,270.00 – $82,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Basic Function:
Provide leadership, oversight, and vision for NOVA’s largest campus library to assure services and operations are in alignment with and support of the college mission strategic plan, especially as pertains to the faculty, students, and staff of the Annandale Campus.

Duties and Responsibilities:
In consultation with the Dean, directs all aspects of the Library with a commitment to quality services, interactions and student success. Coordinates, assesses and plans for all programs/services associated with library services.

Supervises 4 full-time professional faculty librarians, along with full-time and part-time library specialists and reference staff. Provides daily oversight of all library operations and participates in division-wide projects.

Works to coordinate and integrate library services with academic support centers, faculty groups, academic divisions, other student support services. Assists Dean of Learning Resources and Technology with statewide library-related initiatives.

Communicates with internal and external entities (faculty, staff, and students, state organizations) to ensure a high level of quality service. Serves on college committees, projects and initiatives. Acts as a communication conduit between the Library and the college.