Three Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Position: Library Technician
Location: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Salary: $44,941 to $58,428 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 200 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 200 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 200.

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.

This position is located in the Research Service, Circulation and Interlibrary Loan, Smithsonian Libraries (SIL) at the Smithsonian Institution (SI) within the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Washington, DC.

As a Library Technician the employee provides basic instruction on the use of the library to users, performs bibliographic and searches of the international bibliographic data base, verifies and processes requests for all publications, and performs special reference and bibliographic projects.

Assists in the day-to-day management of the collections: Shelves and or supervises shelving of materials; maintains microform files; and applies working knowledge of collections by giving input toward collection development based upon identifying gaps in holdings, user’s requests, etc.
Prepares serials and monographs for binding, ensuring that appropriate pieces are available and included, and that materials are properly labeled; identifies missing issues of serial titles and initiates appropriate action; maintains shelves, scheduling shifting when necessary; and establishes and maintains appropriate records.
Provides basic reference and bibliographic services for Smithsonian Institution curatorial and administrative staff and visiting researchers.

Position: Director of the School of Continuing Studies Library
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Director of the School of Continuing Studies Library provides results-oriented leadership by developing and delivering exemplary programs and services through the School of Continuing Studies Library (“SCS Library”). Additionally, this position will take the lead on organizing writing support services, in partnership with the English Language Center (“ELC”) at SCS for degree seeking SCS students. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services at the University Library, and working in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Academic Programs at the School of Continuing Studies (“SCS”), the Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Manages the administering, operating, setting priorities for the SCS Library, and ensures tight, cohesive integration with the scholarship, services, and values of the University Library, located on Main Campus.
  • Integrates Library and writing services with the campus’s teaching and learning activities by providing leadership and accountability through strategic planning, policy development, outreach, assessment, budget preparation and administration, and talent development
  • Manages all aspects of the SCS Library and writing support services and actively engages with SCS academic divisions to ensure that the unit provides high-quality, user-focused research, writing, and information services to the SCS community.
  • Creates opportunities for growth, innovation, and collaborations by establishing internal and external partnerships that maximize the scholarship of the SCS community.
  • Has primary responsibility for library and writing center operations at the Georgetown Downtown location, and in most instances works both independently as a librarian and collaboratively as a University Library and School of Continuing Studies colleague.

Position: Central Library Adult Services Supervisor
Location: Central Library, Arlington County Department of Libraries
Salary: $65,187.20 – $112,236.80 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Arlington County Department of Libraries is seeking a Librarian Supervisor to lead the Adult Services unit of the Central Library. We welcome candidates with strong leadership and team building skills, as well as those with demonstrated change management and customer service experience. This employee will directly manage eleven staff members, while supervising collection maintenance, programming, outreach and information services for the adult customer population. The Department of Libraries is committed to providing innovative, high-quality services to its diverse community by offering access to information, promoting the joy of reading, and creating welcoming spaces for learning and discourse. The Central Library is currently undergoing a major $1.7M upgrade. Enhancements include the addition of a new dedicated maker space, new and modernized meeting spaces and study areas, new furniture and displays, and updated public computing stations. We are also revamping the service structure for adults to include roving and virtual information assistance, enhanced reader’s advisory, scheduled librarian appointments, as well as patron accommodation services. Major duties include:

  • Assisting in the oversight of building operations as a member of the Central Library management team;
  • Providing leadership, management, and technical guidance to Adult Services staff, including hiring, training, staff development, and performance evaluation;
  • Assessing, recommending and implementing streamlined processes and procedures to ensure and maintain quality standards;
  • Supervising the maintenance of Central Library Adult collections, in collaboration with Materials Management unit staff;
  • Directing the planning and implementation of unit services, programs, partnerships, events, outreach, and volunteer support; and
  • Participating in Library and County committees or workgroups to further the Library’s mission