Two Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations- Department of the Navy, Washington, DC
Salary: $54,972 to $86,460 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

The selectee for this position will serve as a Librarian (Reference) in the History and Archives Division of NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND.

At the Full Performance Level, the successful selectee will perform the following duties:

Provides comprehensive research, reference, advisory, evaluative, and instructional services to individuals and groups at the Navy’s Department Library.
Develops resource directories in paper and electronic format.
Cooperates wih others in coordinated efforts to accomplish projects or tasks that may include other sections of the Library.
Provides superior customer service and delivers information in a timely and efficient manner to internal and external customers.

Position: Cataloging Project Manager
Location: LAC Federal, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Federal is seeking for a Cataloging Project Manager with a background in cataloging rare books. This is for a prestigious federal library on Capitol Hill. This is a long term full time (40 hour a week; Monday–Friday) benefited contract position.


This project requires supporting a full range of cataloging tasks including:

Provide high-quality, original catalog records containing appropriate subject and copy-specific information for historic print books in consultation with agency cataloging team.
Supplement OCLC records with item-specific information and subject headings and deletes unwanted fields; adds any missing physical description of the work.
Enhance the agency’s catalog record by, for example, adding publication year to call number; adding publisher as a tracing; verifying all name, series, and subject entries; adding link; adding item record; and printing out and affixing spine label.
Follow guidance provided by the conservation experts, carries out basic conservation measures such as boxing or tying book together in cases where the books are in poor physical condition.
Advises on initiatives to encourage the use of historical textbooks by a broad scholarly public.
Trains and maintains quality control of work done by junior cataloger.
Participates in the development of a digital preservation strategy for the agency.

All applicants must have the following qualifications:

ALA-accredited MLS or formal coursework or training in rare books, special collections librarianship, and original and copy cataloging.
Minimum 10 years’ experience in special collections or rare books librarianship, including experience in cataloging historic printed books.
Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging national cataloging standards, including RDA, MARC, AACR2, and historic book cataloging principles. DCRM(B) experience highly preferred.
Experience using OCLC and Sirsi Dynix or comparable ILS.
Understanding of preservation and conservation theory and practice.
Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail, demonstrated problem-solving skills, flexibility and creativity.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
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