Five Positions- Washington DC

Position: Librarian (Editorial Assistant)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $44,941 to $58,428 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

The Librarian (Editorial Assistant) provides library support to the bibliographic operations of Latin American Studies section of the Hispanic Division through the performance of a substantial variety of complex tasks related to the acquisition, bibliographic recording, and routing of over 5,000 books and articles on Latin America reviewed annually.

This position is located in the in Library Services, Collections and Services, Hispanic Division.

The position description number for this position is 346124.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule. This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
Prepares appropriate bibliographical records that describe analog and digitized materials in the Handbook database according to established Handbook of Latin American Studies rules, inputting edited annotations and subject terms. In consultation with the Editor, works closely in: a) the development and maintenance of the HLAS Online database of cumulated volumes; and b) recommending additions to the Thesaurus for the HLAS Subject Index. Takes an active role in furthering the automated dissemination of the Handbook.

Aids in the development and maintenance of the records and files for the Section, including those for serial abbreviations, serial records, serial routing, serial order, manuscript received

from contributors, receipt and dispatch of galley-proofs and page,-, proofs, monographs sent out to contributors, serial articles sent out to contributors, abbreviations and acronyms file, HLAS hierarchies, and Collections Access, Loan and Management Division overdue notices. From these and other records, the incumbent provides data for progress reports and helps create flow charts and other aids for scheduling production of the volume.

As assigned and subject to review by the Editor, selects materials for inclusion in the Handbook Latin American Studies. Shares responsibility for the procurement and return of Handbook Latin American Studies materials selected for review by the contributing editors. Maintains continuing liaison with other units within the Library of Congress and with libraries throughout the D.C. area and the country. Coordinates the capabilities and resources of numerous Library units with the needs of contributing editors. In responding to the requests of contributing editors, maintains the necessary division controls and is responsible for the safe transmittal of such materials to the Collections Access, Loan and Management Division.

Shares responsibility in recommending and routing new serials to the Section. Subject to review by the Editor, assigns new serials and monographs to the contributing editors.

Briefs scholars and Hispanic Division and Library of Congress personnel on the HLAS database. Makes photocopies of journal articles and titles pages for contributing editors. Assists readers by locating and obtaining materials from the general and custodial collections; and maintaining control of the diverse in-process collections in the custody of the Hispanic Division.

Observes and arranges for the secure handling of materials. Assists readers with the use of the library’s resources including the use of the library’s bibliographic reference sources.

Performs basic automated searches in a variety of databases searching for and verifying titles, authors, publication information, and other bibliographic details. Prepares automated records for single items or groups of items following established procedures of the division. Verifies that records correctly describe the books and serial articles in hand. Searches automated sources to assist the editorial staff in acquisition activities and to appropriately answer telephone and mail inquiries in both English and Spanish. Assists in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by Editor.

Performs complex searches to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole. Follows a substantial number of pertinent instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, etc. Independently imports records.

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 editorial processes and procedures.**

Knowledge of library processes and procedures.**

Ability to attend to details.**

Ability to communicate in English and Spanish or Portuguese.**

Ability to perform liaison duties.

Ability to use online computer technology and software applications.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Library of Congress, Washington DC
Salary: $112,021 to $145,629 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

The incumbent of this position serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work, including acquisitions and cataloging functions, of the section, overseeing the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians performing these functions, and performing administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the division chief, works highly independently, exercising considerable judgment, and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies.

This position is located in the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access (ABA).

The position description number for this position is 137599.

This position has no promotion potential.

The salary range indicated reflectsthe locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

Determines the human resources needed to accomplish the work of the unit, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out the unit’s activities.

Performs the administrative and human resources management functions relative to the staff supervised.

Establishes guidelines and performance expectations, including quality assurance, for staff member which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system.

Provides informal feedback and annual formal evaluations to employees. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.

Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc.

Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Utilizes critical judgement to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation.

Analyzes and develops new practices and standards for metadata that are cited as authority by other libraries. Participates in development of national policies for major cataloging programs.

Prepares reports, analyses, statements, proposals, and documents that authoritatively convey national-level cataloging policy. Researches, analyses, and interprets major new concepts and techniques in creating or acquiring metadata.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including section, division, and/or directorate members. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations.

Other duties as assigned.

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.

Ability to supervise, motivate and lead a diverse workforce.**

Ability to analyze, plan, develop and/or execute library programs and projects.

Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.

Knowledge and application of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.**

Ability to provide training.

Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.

Ability to effectively communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Teen Services Coordinator
Location: District of Columbia Public Library, Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Description

  • Coordinates an overall teen engagement strategy for the library. Serves as the system-wide expert on teen services. Visits libraries regularly to provide advice and counsel on issues regarding services and programs for teens
  • Represents DCPL in educational, professional, community groups and with the media to promote, describe, and clarify teen employment and engagement initiatives and library services for teens. Stays current in the fields of youth development and teen services
  • Reads widely in the area of young adult literature and youth development and stays current on related publishing trends.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree and a minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated work experience, including managing programs or projects; demonstrated skill in oral and written communication
  • Knowledge of principles of program management, including planning, coordinating, organizing, scheduling, budgeting and controlling, controlling multiple programs and events, and principles of grant management
  • Knowledge of theories of youth development and best practices for designing effective programs in line with the needs and interests of teens
  • Ability to organize and facilitate the work of multiple teams and projects. Intermediate knowledge of office applications, social media software and desktop publishing
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications, including ability to persuade, motivate and to make public presentations.

Position: Assistant Manager (Cataloging)
Location: District of Columbia Public Library, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Description

  • Performs original and copy cataloging and classification for all formats. Includes searching on OCLC, editing using AACR2/RDA, exporting records, editing records on catalog
  • Determines subject content and appropriate subject headings, assigning Dewey number and cutter, adding record to OCLC and exporting record to online catalog
  • Updates bibliographic records in the database
  • Develops and works with the Collections Manager to develop new workflows and efficiencies for the cataloging team and departments as a whole.

Requirements

  • Masters of Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited institution of higher learning
  • A minimum of two years of previous experience in cataloging
  • Knowledge of MARC and AACR
  • Knowledge of cataloging principals and procedures, technology, and goals and philosophy of service
  • Copy and original cataloging experience using OCLC
  • Experience managing a staff of professionals and/or para-professionals preferably in a union environment

Position: Digital Services and User Experience Coordinator
Location: U.S. Senate Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on CUA SLIS blog.

This is professional work managing the digital services of the Senate Library. Work includes leading the Library’s digital services teams; coordinating the online presentation of the Library’s research resources and services; ensuring the ease of use, accessibility, and functionality of Library websites; managing internal platforms delivering information services to Senate staff; providing technical support and training to Senate staff on enterprise-wide Senate Information Services (SIS) program research databases; and serving as a member of the Library’s SIS program management team with shared responsibility for proposal review, content evaluation, and oversight of enterprisewide online research services. Work is bound by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for HTML, CSS, and XML; Usability.gov guidelines for government websites; ADA accessibility standards for websites; and the NewsML news metadata standard; Secretary of the Senate policies and procedures; the U.S Senate Handbook; and the Senate Ethics Manual, but requires independent judgment in setting priorities and handling assignments. Work is performed under the general direction of the Senate Librarian.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Work requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program with five to eight years of experience in library team leadership; evaluation of website usability and user experience; website information architecture, content creation, and management; and electronic resources management that provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of commercial research services and electronic resources management systems. Familiarity with Library and Senate-wide research services is preferred.
  • Knowledge of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for HTML, CSS, and XML; Usability.gov guidelines for government websites; ADA accessibility standards for websites; and the NewsML news metadata standard.
  • Knowledge of applicable word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and conferencing applications; file transfer methods; image manipulation; content management systems; and server backup and remote support management tools.
  • Ability to write HTML and CSS code using standard text and webpage editing tools.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a team setting, both within the Library and outside of organizational lines.
  • Knowledge of accepted supervisory and management practices.
  • Ability to plan, set, and manage project goals, work requirements, evaluate work product, multitask,and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of news tracking and clipping platforms, news database searching and sources, and news industry trends.
  • Ability to access, select, evaluate, and use various traditional and online research resources.
  • Skill in crafting research database searches.
  • Ability to teach database research to diverse groups of patrons, develop instructional materials, and provide support in response to research inquiries.
  • Ability to understand and apply technical problem-solving skills to resolve customer support inquiries and to relay technical issues to technical support personnel as well as to customers with limited technical skill.
  • Ability to administer and troubleshoot Library computer systems and programs.
  • Knowledge of the Senate as an institution.
  • Knowledge of the federal government, the U.S. legal system, U.S. politics, and American history.
  • Knowledge of Congress, the legislative process and procedures, and congressional documents.
  • Knowledge of the resources, organization, and classification schemes of the Library of Congress.
  • Ability to organize, compile, interpret, and present research data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to provide prompt, responsive, and courteous customer service.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

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