Four Positions- Virginia

Position: Science Analyst (Librarian)
Location: National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $66,510 to $123,234 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Major duties for the Science Analyst include, but are not limited to the following:

• Using on-line databases, identify publications by EHR awardees. Notify program officers and division leadership when significant publications are found Write reports on these publications for DRL and EHR staff. Using this information write reports, summaries, presentations and other materials for distribution within NSF and for outside dissemination.

• Using NSF internal data, prepare analytic reports and other materials about the impact of research supported by DRL and EHR for internal use by the OAD, Division Director, Deputy DD or Program officers. Potential reports include, but are not limited to: analysis of broad research topics supported by the programs; overlap and synergy of research supported across the Directorate; identification of gaps in the research portfolios.

• Design periodic workshops for staff on the use of tools to address job duties such as data mining, finding reviewers, conducting literature reviews, and extracting information about the impact of EHR’s investments. Provide workshops on the use of specific library resources and citation management tools.

• Provide research and reference assistance via e-mail, phone, and in person to all EHR staff using NSF resources (including, but not limited to, online databases such as Web of Science, Scopus, and ProQuest) as well as NSF’s internal database systems.

• Provide research assistance to other NSF offices, including time-sensitive requests from the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs on issues related to the research supported by EHR and in particular DRL.

• Drawing on research skills, support the EHR and division goal of identifying and reporting on the impact of awards, write summaries, highlights and short reports for inclusion on NSF Web page and other media sites.

• Represent the Division and the Directorate on internal and external committees focused on the use of data and literature for programmatic review. Represent the Directorate’s needs to the NSF library, recommending needed databases and publications.

• Drawing on research skills, support the merit review process by assisting program directors in finding reviewers through searches of internal and external databases.

• Assist the AD, DAD, Division Directors and Deputy Division Directors preparing for meetings including Committee of Visitors, Advisory Committees and the National Science Board by providing analysis of data particularly related to the impact of the research supported by EHR’s programs.

Position: Community Branch Manager (Librarian III)
Location: Great Falls Library, Fairfax County Government
Salary: $57,165.00 – $95,276.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Manages the Community Library Branch. Operates as leader of the branch management team and is accountable for the effective running of the library. Ensures that members of the public receive courteous, efficient service. Ensures that the collection and equipment serve community needs. Trains and counsels staff and evaluates their performance. Analyzes workload to ensure efficient staff scheduling. Implements system policies and forwards recommendations for appropriate changes to library administration. Provides direct service to the public using both print and non-print materials to respond to customers’ requests. Works with collection management department to improve the quality and usefulness of the branch’s collection. Works with community groups to encourage library use and to assist in making the branch more customer-friendly. May serve on library, county or community project teams as appropriate

Position: Central Library Manager (Librarian IV)
Location: Alexandria Central Library, Alexandria VA
Salary: $62,657.00 – $102,994.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Central Library Manager (Librarian IV) is responsible for the operation of the City of Alexandria’s Central Library, the largest library in the system. The Central Library Manager supervises the Circulation, Adult Services and Youth Services Section Managers of the Central Library. In addition, this position oversees several citywide library services, including Interlibrary Loan Service, Talking Books Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and Outreach Services. The Central Library Manager receives general supervision from the Deputy Director of Libraries.

Position: Social Sciences Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Arlington VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the position of the Social Sciences Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


This position is responsible for providing library services in the areas of reference, research, and instruction in support of faculty and students in the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and to the Criminology department; and developing corresponding library collections and outreach initiatives. The position, part of the Social Sciences Team, reports to the Social Sciences Team Lead and works in an ever-changing public service environment.