Five Positions- Washington DC

Position: Librarian Technician
Location: U.S. Holocaust Museum – Washington DC

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for an innovative and passionate individual to join our team and inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. The National Institute for Holocaust Documentation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is currently seeking a Librarian Technician.

Duties and Responsibilities
Collections Management: Retrieves/returns collections from/to storage. Packs/unpacks materials for delivery. Tracks and transports materials to/from the reading rooms, using the appropriate systems. Performs circulation, shelving, and inventory activities. Maintains in-process materials. Assists with planning and documentation for collections-related projects. Provides training and directs the work of Interns and Volunteers.

Reference: Provides basic guidance to patrons on use of the collections, catalogs, and reading room services and technology.

Preservation and Digital Access: Fulfills duplication requests for donors and patrons, following established policies, procedures, and standards. Applies best practices in handling collections to prevent damage. Provides technical and administrative support for digitization projects, including management of digital resources. Places collection materials in appropriate housing, and creates and affixes labels.

Acquisitions: Assists with the selection of donated and purchased resources, both print and digital. Searches catalogs to assess and process new acquisitions. Documents receipt of purchased and donated materials, prepares acknowledgment letters, and maintains accurate and up-to-date acquisitions and donor files.

Cataloging: Records basic description of collection materials to prepare inventories and to create preliminary catalog records, according to established procedures. Creates/updates holdings and location information. Applies formatting in accordance with national/institutional standards. Identifies cataloging copy in external databases, downloads records into local system, and validates data.

Position: Data Librarian
Location: Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling – Washington, D.C.

A Federal Services information technology (IT) customer requires support of the enterprise IT environment creating and implementation of an enterprise-wide data strategy lifecycle and data model. Under this contract, Assured Consulting Solutions provides direct assistance to the customer in IT services ranging from enterprise architecture to systems integration with a focus on consultant level IT support. The customer’s IT and Chief Data Officer (CDO) organization requires assistance in data management and exploitation with the goal of delivering the right data, at the right time, in a secure and reliable manner.

Highly-motivated Mid Level Data Librarian is expected to:

  • Provide documented assessment, updates, guidance, and recommendations regarding master data governance, roadmaps, processes, and data standards through proactive discovery, recurring SME engagement, and evaluation of current and future initiatives and capabilities
  • Provide documented assessment, updates, guidance, and recommendations regarding an enterprise data dictionary for master data including attributed, ownership, definitions, taxonomies, standards, and industry reference data through proactive discovery, recurring SME engagement, and evaluation of current and future initiatives and capabilities
  • Support the Government in creating and delivering:
    • Data Source Analysis. To include, an assessment of the accessibility of the data source; the value or quality of the data provided; and, the level of effort required to bring the data into compliance with the goal data model
    • Data Model. A data model conveying the scope of data required for CDO vision. The data model will also contain a mapping of data source to data model and an assessment of where gaps may exist
    • Data Life-Cycle Strategy. A notional architecture will be provided that identifies how a Data Life-Cycle would be constructed to meet the needs for aggregating disparate data sources, from both known and future data sources and a broad timeline for the development and approval of supporting life-cycle artifacts
  • Manage the data identification and logging effort to comply with Enterprise Data Management Metadata Standards
    Make necessary updates in the Metadata repository and complete all required testing
  • Create/run metrics and ad hoc reporting
  • Partner with Data Quality, Data Sourcing, Data Stewards, Technology Partners, and Enterprise Data Management to execute Metadata process and fulfill requirements
  • Assign and test data dictionary attributes
  • Assist with quality checks on submitted data specs and technology documentation
  • Escalate and raise Metadata issues

Position: Library Technician
Location: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration – Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

This position is located within the Library Service of the Washington DC VA Medical Center, Washington, DC. The Library Technician will perform the following duties:

  • Purchase resources and maintain purchasing information for medical center staff;
  • Receive and fill interlibrary loan (ILL) requests;
  • Verify library holdings;
  • Register authorized borrowers and maintain borrower files;
  • Shelve materials and ensure materials are in proper order;
  • Assist with inventory;
  • Answer directional questions;
  • Conduct reference interviews and refer in depth requests to Librarian;
  • Assist patrons with computer operation;
  • Perform clerical duties;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday; 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Position: Data and Publications Librarian for the Economic Research and Social Sectors 
Location: Inter-American Development Bank – Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available at SLA Career Center.

The Felipe Herrera Library at the IDB headquarters (Washington, DC) is looking for a Data and Publications Librarian with minimum of 3 years of experience providing high-quality client oriented library services, for a 3-year appointment.

What you will do:

  • Support the publishing processes of data and publications generated by the outstanding teams of researchers (macroeconomists, public policy experts, educators, public health specialists, labor market researchers, etc.) working for the Social (SCL) and Research (RES) departments.
  • Create high-quality products for external information dissemination, such as LibGuides portals and email alerts, targeted to specific audiences within those teams;
  • Establish an evolving understanding of your client’s needs and development challenges, taking ownership of their content and jargon, while proactively delivering information and knowledge that meet those needs;
  • Contribute to the development of state-of-the-art digital content publishing approaches, such as researching and applying search engine optimization (SEO) and/or semantic web techniques;
  • Contribute your energy and creativity to the outstanding work of the reference desk and embedded librarians team.

Position: Repository and Discovery Services Librarian 
Location: Inter-American Development Bank – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at SLA Career Center.

The Felipe Herrera Library at the IDB headquarters (Washington, DC) is looking for a Repository and Discovery Services Librarian with minimum of 3 years of experience providing high-quality client oriented library services, for a 3-year appointment.

What you will do:

  • Development, implementation, and evolution of strategies and services for the seamless discovery of internal knowledge (via the IDB Repository at publications.iadb.org) and external information using Ex Libris’s Primo.
  • You’ll lead the life cycle of IDB electronic resources, which includes ensuring coherent metadata across digital platforms, interoperability, as well as repository management and troubleshooting.
  • You will also be the taxonomies and ontologies guru, developing and supporting a well-curated semantic structure for knowledge visibility while providing insight on implementation and new trends in semantics.
  • Contribute to the development of state-of-the-art digital content publishing approaches, such as researching and applying search engine optimization (SEO), relevancy boosting, and/or semantic web techniques.
  • Part of your passion is to conduct ongoing research on trends and best practices in e-resources management, discoverability, and user experience in order to maintain and enhance the IDB’s publications web presence.

 

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