Three Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Metadata Services Librarian
Location: George Washington University Libraries- Washington, DC

Originally posted on the Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) listserv.

Reporting to the Resource Description Coordinator, the Metadata Services Librarian works within the Division’s Resource Description Group (RDG). The RDG is responsible for describing and providing access for library collections in all formats. The Metadata Services Librarian is primarily responsible for creating original metadata, complex metadata revision, and authority work for the library’s general and special collections. The Metadata Services Librarian will help shape the identity management work for the library’s collections and is expected to collaborate with colleagues from functional areas across GW Libraries and beyond, in service of the GW Community and the profession.

Only complete applications will be considered. To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at and upload a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to the basic qualifications. Review of applications will begin October 12, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Position: Librarian I
Location: LAC Federal – Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The librarian will oversee daily operations of collection management for the Federal Depository Library Program collection of a federal agency in the Washington, D.C. metro area. This is a long term, full-time contract (40 hour a week; Monday – Friday) benefited position.


  • Oversee daily operations of collection management such as item intake and cataloging, record keeping, weeding, and the retrieval of pertinent un-selected items from the New Electronic Titles list
  • Provides assistance to patrons in accessing depository items and resources.
  • Review of the library’s depository selection profile and makes resulting changes.
  • Create original and copy-cataloged records for monograph, serial, and monograph-as-serial items and uploads these records into the library’s OPAC
  • Proficient in the use of constant data forms


  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an institution accredited by the ALA
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows; Experience with RDA, OCLC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging
  • Experience providing reference support
  • Original cataloging using RDA experience is a must
  • Various branding, marketing, and promotional activities experience preferred

Position: Metadata & Research Librarian
Location: LAC Federal – Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Librarian will work with a Federal information center in the DC area to assist in acquiring, evaluating and synthesizing research and information products focused on scientific research related to food safety and nutrition. We are looking for someone with sufficient knowledge and expertise to collect, track, and store data in databases and communicate the needs of the information center with the agency’s IT specialists. This is a 12 month contract, full time (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) benefited position.


  • Master’s Degree in information or library science with 1-2 years’ experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or graduate work in food and nutrition is preferred but not required.
  • Practical knowledge of a wide range of techniques, methods, sources and procedures within the functional information area (e.g., database searching and automated data collection techniques, web site management and development, and use of new and emerging technology tools to share information).
  • Experience with Drupal, digital asset management software, and RSS feed management preferred.
  • Ability to effectively search and use the internet and bibliographic databases.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, and be able to manage several tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to organize thoughts and to express them clearly and concisely in both written and oral communication.
  • Knowledge of information management, thesauri, taxonomies, and the construction of bibliographies is essential.
  • Ability to meet strict standards for quality and compliance.