Four Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Chief, Hispanic Division)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington DC
Salary: $131,767 to $161,900 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Chief has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the Hispanic Division, directing and managing the division’s collections, services, and programs to ensure that all custodial collections are effectively secured, maintained, preserved and served, and that all reference and research services are efficiently and effectively made available to the various constituencies in accordance with Library of Congress policy and U. S. Government statute or policy. The Chief in collaboration with the head of the reading room plans, develops, and directs the acquisitions, processing, reference, bibliographic, research, outreach, and special event activities of the Division. The Chief serves as an expert evaluating current and proposed programs and operations and recommends actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate. Serves as an expert in the origination, organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects, and as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, or committees, which have been assigned responsibility for specific programs related to the Hispanic Division or Library-wide programs. In coordination with other appropriate Library officials, the Chief develops, plans, and executes budget and funding requests and manages division gift and trust funds to ensure effective services to Members of Congress and their staff, government agency staff, the library community, and scholars, researchers, and other users from the U.S. and abroad.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work. Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters.

Serves as the primary advisor on all Hispanic Division collections and services. Advises senior management staff and officials at multiple levels within the Library, as well as other government agencies, and national and international organizations, on matters related to the management, access, security, preservation, and reference and information services for the Library’s many constituencies. The Chief serves as principal liaison between division section heads and reference and subject specialists and the Director, Collections and Services; other Directorates; the Associate Librarian for Library Services and other Library staff to effectuate the mission of the division and the Library. The incumbent initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists, in order to share resources and information; presents papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields; prepares articles for publication; and serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington DC
Salary: $36,281 to $47,171 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control. A foreign language may be required for this position depending on the geographical area for which functions are being performed. For example, staff processing and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language.

This position is located in the Germanic and Slavic Division, Russia Section, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

Position: Assistant Director, Public Services
Location: District of Columbia Public Library
Salary: $99,659.00 – $139,522.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Public Services administrative team provides oversight, direction, strategy, and vision for 21st century public library services in the District of Columbia. The current portfolio includes 25 neighborhood libraries, distributed Central Library services (while the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library is being renovated until 2020), a robust outreach presence, and system-wide services in areas such as youth and family literacy, reading programs, health and human services, and technology and innovation.

The team currently has two Assistant Director (AD) vacancies which may be filled through this posting. While each AD has a designated area of responsibility, applicants should expect to work in a collaborative environment where workloads and assignments may shift to accomplish the shared goals and priorities of the team. This is particularly true during the Central Library closure and the significant planning and preparation required for reopening.

Position: Catalogers
Location: LAC Federal, Washington DC Metro Area

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Federal is seeking experienced Catalogers (P/T or F/T) to provide high quality original cataloging for a major Federal Library in the Washington, DC Metro Area. Work may be done on-site at the government’s facility or virtually.


Analyze materials to appropriately identify access points
Create or upgrade BIBCO-level catalog records of English language material in all subject areas that are compliance with RDA standards
Assign subject headings using Library of Congress Subject Headings
Classify material according the Library of Congress Classification system
Perform authority control of all headings used in access points
Create or update name authority records in the LC/NACO Name Authority File
Make recommendations regarding new Library of Congress Subject Headings