Four positions- Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $45,972 to $59,762 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the U.S. Programs, Law and Literature (USPRLL) Division. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of bibliographic control and collections processing. Staff are responsible for searching and processing print and electronic books received through the Cataloging in Publication (CIP) and Pre-assigned Control Number (PCN) Programs, and the Copyright Office. Staff perform this work in multiple complex online systems, creating and updating online records, resolving bibliographic record problems, processing incoming materials and referring materials received to appropriate locations.

This position is located in the U.S. Programs, Law and Literature (USPRLL) Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 128318.

Position: Librarian (Collections Management)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a Collections Management Librarian to join its Knowledge and Technical Services Section. The librarian will manage print collections to ensure that materials are organized and made accessible to CRS staff. The incumbent is expected to review existing collections and, in collaboration with stakeholders, make recommendations for the withdrawal/retention of materials in the CRS Library and/or digitization of materials as appropriate. The Collections Management Librarian will also be responsible for overseeing the circulation of physical materials in the CRS Library.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience, and/or knowledge of current practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to the management of, and access to, print and digital collections are encouraged to apply.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century. CRS is well-known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 369512.

Position: Records Management Analyst in the White House Office of Records Management (ORM) Document Tracking Unit.
Location: Washington, DC
Starting Salary: $41,200 (roughly equivalent to GS-6, step 1) with promotion potential

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

Primary responsibilities include analyzing documents, scanning and indexing them into ORM’s records management application, tracking them to offices and agencies within the Executive Office of the President and the rest of the federal government, and updating responses from those offices and agencies. Other responsibilities include filing completed case files in accordance with numerical filing plan, searching for and identifying documents in ORM’s database in response to requests, and executing other minor tasks as assigned.

Requirements: To qualify for consideration, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in any field, but degrees in history, political science, library science, or computer science would be ideal. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat are preferred. In addition, candidates should have the ability to pass a drug test and background check.

Starting Salary: $41,200 (roughly equivalent to GS-6, step 1) with promotion potential

If the selected candidate is already employed with the federal government, one’s accumulated annual and sick leave (as well as health care and TSP) will transfer over to the new position.

How to apply: Interested candidates should send their resumes and cover letters to:

Phil Droege
White House Office of Records Management

Resumes should be no longer than two pages highlighting one’s professional experience, education, skills, and applicable training.

Position: Librarian I
Location: Federal Agency, Washington, DC

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

LAC Federal is currently looking to fill a Librarian I position to work for a federal agency in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Librarian will oversee the daily operations of collection management and provide daily assistance to patrons. This is a long term, full-time contract (40 hour a week; Monday – Friday) benefited position.


  • Oversee daily operations of collection management such as item intake and cataloging, record keeping, weeding, and the retrieval of pertinent un-selected items from the New Electronic Titles list
  • Provides assistance to patrons in accessing depository items and resources.
  • Review of the library’s depository selection profile and makes resulting changes.
  • Create original and copy-cataloged records for monograph, serial, and monograph-as-serial items and uploads these records into the library’s OPAC
  • Proficient in the use of constant data forms


  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an institution accredited by the ALA
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows; Experience with RDA, OCLC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging
  • Experience providing reference support
  • Original cataloging using RDA experience is a must
  • Various branding, marketing, and promotional activities experience preferred