Two Positions- Washington DC

Position: Senior Librarian – Research Center
Location: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Washington, D.C.

The Senior Librarian performs a variety of duties associated with a library operation. Contributes to library strategic planning projects. Provides assistance in meeting the informational, educational, and research-related needs of staff. Assists staff in answering requests for information and research references. Promotes library services and resources.

Facilitates the automated processing and delivery of document delivery/interlibrary loan borrowing and lending operations.

Performs tasks to support library collections management, maintenance, cataloging and indexing of reports. The position will routinely create original cataloging of print/digital materials in a variety of formats in a mixed RDNAACR2 environment using the MARC standard and is expected to work with other metadata standards and schemas (e.g. BIBFRAME, EAD, VRA Core, Dublin Core). The position performs subject analysis and classification using LCSH and is expected to work with other thesauri and organizational systems when the need arises. The incumbent is responsible for initiating and managing authority control, metadata quality control, and bibliographic database problem resolution to ensure metadata and authority records meet local and professional standards.

Will serve as metadata consultant and resource for institutional data and knowledge management projects. The position is responsible for establishing best practices, standards, and metadata creation procedures.

Position: Library Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator
Location: Chavez Schools – Washington, DC

Position Summary: The Library Media Specialist/Technology Coordinator is responsible for managing the information systems and technology of the campus to ensure that students, teachers and staff have the consistent, relevant, updated and working media and technology they need to fulfill the mission of Chavez Schools. The specialist provides guidance and direction for the use of technology in the school, troubleshoots, conducts inventory procedures, and contacts the Director of Technology when problems arise.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain the school’s media center
  • Catalog and process all new books and equipment. Maintain accurate inventory.
  • Maintain circulation records for all media center materials. Process check-in/check-out system for media center materials.
  • Screen, select, order, and circulate all types of instructional materials and equipment.
  • Work with teachers to identify and procure materials to support instruction.
  • Provide guidance and support to teachers, as needed.
  • Work in one-on-one, small group, and whole group setting with students to provide direct support on literacy and use of media resources.
  • Collaborating with students, staff and parents to develop literacy awareness and programming for students.
  • Manage all student and staff technology resources including check-in/check-out process, inventory
  • Troubleshoot all Chavez-provided technology, audio-visual (AV), laptops, desktops, printers, etc. equipment
  • Manage technical support requests involving voice, video, data, hardware and software that need assistance from the Director of IT.
  • Catalog and process all new equipment
  • Assist staff with hardware use, connectivity, and o/or problems including, but not limited to, computer workstations, laptops, and printers.
  • Manage and maintain all IT equipment.
  • Inventory all materials annually
  • Develop and manage distribution system for resources
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, information technology or related field. Master’s degree, preferred.
  • Three or more years of classroom experience
  • Evidence of successful technology integration in the classroom.
  • Proficient in various types of instructional technologies.
  • Exercise excellent judgment in decision-making
  • Think strategically and proactively problem-solve
  • Work with only the highest ethical standards
  • Unrelenting commitment to students, self, and school’s constant learning and development.
  • Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback