Two Positions – Washington, DC & Maryland

Position: Electronic Resources Librarian
Location: Zimmerman Associates, Inc. – Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

ZAI has an immediate need for an Electronic Resources Librarian in support of a prestigious federal library located in Bethesda, Maryland.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review, select, and license electronic content and resources
  • Monitor and track usage data
  • Report e-resource usage with analysis

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Master’s degree in library science
  • 2-3 years prior library experience, particularly in e-resources management
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented setting
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workloads and meet deadlines
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED:

  • Foreign language fluency (read and write)

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Jill Konieczko at jkonieczko@zai-inc.com.

Position: Library Technician (Collection Care Technician)
Location: Library of Congress – Washington, DC
Salary: $36,281 to $47,171 per year (2 vacancies)

Full vacancy announcement is available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Conservation Division of Library Services. To assure long-term access to collections, the Library regularly labels, binds, repairs and provides custom protective enclosures for new acquisitions, at-risk materials, and fragile and damaged media in all formats. The incumbent works under the direction of the Head of the Conservation Division Collection Stabilization Section and performs repairs, and constructs housing and protective enclosures for the Library’s collections.

Responsibilities
The incumbent houses collections-level materials by hand using protective enclosures such as folders, envelopes, sleeves, folders, or polyester encapsulations. Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for Library materials from the permanent research collections for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are inappropriate. Places collection-level materials in alkaline file folders and manuscript boxes. Safely removes materials from acidic binders or containers and places them in appropriate protective enclosures.

Performs basic repairs to collection materials, including tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; tightening hinges; and repairing paper using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper. Humidifies and flattens materials as appropriate and constructs pockets to house material. Conducts treatment in a production environment by batching similar treatments.

Equipment used may include board shears, guillotine cutter, book presses, computers, mounting press, Velo-bind machine, ultrasonic or heat-welding equipment, box-making machine, fume hood, pressure and spray equipment for deacidification preparation or sewing frames.

Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of computer operations and of designated computer software packages for word processing, database management, graphic design, statistical compilations, and bibliographic production.

Participates on Library committees and/or task forces and contributes to the Library-wide disaster preparedness and response efforts.

Under minimal supervision, prepares various simple, routine written materials in support of the unit or office, such as form letters or standard response forms. Prepares and/or drafts general correspondence in accord with established policies and procedures, and in accord with specific instructions from the supervisor.

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Knowledge of preservation techniques for library collection materials.**
  • Ability to use computerized search tools, databases, and other computer applications.
  • Ability to operate and maintain specialized equipment.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and execute work within specified deadlines.**
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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