Eight Positions- Washington DC & Maryland

Position: Research Librarian
Location: LibGig, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Jobline.

LibGig, an LAC Group company, is seeking a temporary Research Librarian to provide reference and research services to lawyers and staff from a large law firm’s Washington, DC office. This position participates in the training of new lawyers and paralegals on library and research services, including the use of new technologies or upgraded versions of existing service and is responsible for developing and maintaining the library portion of the Firm’s intranet, depending on assigned tasks. This is a full-time position for approximately 2 months in duration.


  • Provides research support to lawyers, staff and clients through an appropriate combination of traditional sources and emerging technologies.
  • Provides in-depth as well as quick reference research services, including inter library loan and document retrieval as needed, for lawyers and staff utilizing both electronic and print resources.
  • Monitors and responds to Firmwide reference/research request email service as scheduled, coordinates this effort with other reference staff Firmwide and maintains statistics on usage utilizing the reference request database.
  • Bills for time as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including both Firmwide and local library projects.

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school
  • Two (2) years law library experience
  • Ability to deal professionally and possess demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability and commitment to interact effectively with a diverse clientele both internally and externally.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, to prioritize and complete projects rapidly and efficiently, yet thoroughly.
  • Demonstrated expertise in legal and corporate research techniques using both print and electronic resources.
  • Ability to evaluate websites and electronic research resources from substantive and technical perspectives.
  • Working knowledge of library databases.
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation and proactive creative approach to marketing library and research services.
  • Clear, concise and effective verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to present to individuals and groups.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, often with coworkers in other offices.
  • Proven success as a service-oriented, proactive, flexible, adaptable, responsible and detail oriented individual in prior position(s).
  • Proven experience with automated library systems.

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Metadata, Law Library)
Location: U.S. Tax Court Library, Washington, DC
Salary Range: GS-9 – $56,233 – $73,105; GS-11 – $68,036 – $88,450

Originally posted on LLSDC Jobline.

Announcement No.: 18-04
Open Date: 03-15-2018
Closing Date: 04-02-2018

DUTIES: This position is located in the library of the United States Tax Court and
reports directly to the Supervisory Librarian. The incumbent supports Judicial and Court personnel by providing a variety of technical and data management services specifically related to the application of metadata.

Specific duties include:
— Support the U.S. Tax Court Library’s digital curation initiative in the creation,selection, preservation, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets.
— Scan and create digitized materials from the Court’s physical collection and incorporate external digitized products from outside sources into the digitization project. Set up quality control and quality assurance procedures. Work with the Supervisory Librarian and other Technical Information Specialist to establish and document metadata standards unique to the Court.
— Work with other Technical Information Specialist in editing bibliographic records in the area of access points, and virtual or internal links in the Integrated Library System (ILS). Bibliographic record editing and holding field creation and editing using MARC standards will occupy a substantial portion of this position.
— Responsible for performing original and complex copy cataloging and preparing
bibliographic records and/or metadata to represent the information and research resources in the collection and databases. This may include determining elements such as description, subject analysis, access to content, authority control, quality control, metadata application, and metadata-related decision making, i.e., the determination of which metadata standard to use.
— Work with Supervisory Librarian and Technical Information Specialist on establishment of metadata standards. Apply these agreed upon standards independently.
— Effectively link each bibliographic item record to a physical volume in the Court’s ILS to a third-party vendor RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) system. Create patron access for new employees.
— Work with Technical Information Specialist in establishing a robust discovery layer over the ILS and digital repository.
— Provide subject-area reference services and information searches for Presidentially-appointed Judges and other Court personnel by performing searches in response to specific requests, locating and selecting information from a broad range of current and retrospective resources. Guide Court personnel in the use of internal and external resources.
— Responsible for interlibrary loan (ILL) materials, including identifying materials using online catalogs, maintaining a record of all ILLs in the Library’s Open Source Software ILS, physically retrieving or coordinating the physical retrieval of any material the Court borrows, monitoring Court materials borrowed by others and recalling materials upon request.

SPECIAL RATING FACTORS: (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required by this position) Applicants are required to address each Special Rating Factor providing detailed evidence of the listed factors in the form of clear, concise examples of accomplishment and degree of responsibility. Please use specific examples to illustrate how your qualifications and accomplishments are relevant.

1. Knowledge of policies, procedures, applications, and practices related to metadata
standards, mapping, transformation and management.
2. Ability to perform program and project management functions related to library metadata, and provide advice and assistance to managers.
3. Ability to research, evaluate, develop, and implement appropriate metadata standards for description, inventory, access, retrieval, preservation, and management of the Library’s collections, both analog and digital.
4. Ability to interact collaboratively with others, particularly about the development and
implementation of bibliographic records.

To qualify at the GS-9 level, applicants must have completed at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or have a bachelor’s degree and at least one year of qualifying specialized experience at the GS-7 level, which demonstrates skill in data management systems, query languages, table relationships and views, and the ability to identify and evaluate tools for creating metadata. Promotion to the full performance level of this position is contingent upon completion of the MLS or MLIS degree as well as successful performance of the duties listed in the position description.

To qualify for the full performance level GS-11, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience, which demonstrates skill in data management systems, query languages, table relationships and views, and the ability to identify and evaluate tools for creating metadata. at the GS-9 level and a MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.

• A cover letter in PDF format stating the position for which you are applying and providing any supplemental information that may be necessary to address the special rating factors listed in this vacancy announcement.
• Resume – Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications and that reflect how your background and experience correspond to the special rating factors listed in this announcement. Include your country of citizenship on your resume.
• Transcripts (may be unofficial to submit with the application, with official transcripts
required if your are selected) supporting any education claims in your application.
• A current SF-50, if currently a Federal government employee.

All required documents listed above must be emailed to the Court at humanresources@ustaxcourt.gov. The documents must be in PDF format and attached to your email where you identify your name and the position to which you are applying. Complete application materials must be received in the Office of Human Resources by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

• The U.S. Tax Court requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct.
• Employees of the U.S. Tax Court serve under excepted appointments and are considered “AT WILL” employees. At will employees can be dismissed for any reason, without cause and without warning.
• Employees will be required to complete a 52-week probationary period.
• Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
• Favorable suitability determination – Selection for this position is contingent on a favorable suitability determination and security background check, including a credit check, Federal income tax check and criminal check. A candidate selected for this position must be current on his or her Federal income tax obligations before employment with the Tax Court, and remain current at all times while employed by the Tax Court. Continued employment post appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of the background investigation and credit check, and favorable adjudication. A background reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.
• All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the conditions herein outlined may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
• If selected for this position, you will be required to complete the I-9 form and provide appropriate identification.
• Relocation expenses are not authorized for any selected applicant, and any travel expenses incurred for an interview will not be reimbursed by the U.S. Tax Court.
• The U.S. Tax Court will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

If you fail to provide the information as required, your application will not be evaluated beyond the basic screening process. The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the Court will then evaluate your application package to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

Application of Preference Eligibles: Preference eligibles will be placed above non-preference eligibles within each rating category. Preference eligibles who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 level or higher.

Special Appointment Authority Information: In accordance with the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) of 1998, veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service may also apply. You must provide documentation of veterans’ preference or military service (e.g., SF-15, DD-214), if applicable.


For questions, call the Office of Human Resources at (202)521-4700.

Position: Electronic Resources Specialist
Location: American University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Electronic Resources Specialist works independently within the Electronic Resources Management unit to provide support for discoverability and access for all of the library’s electronic resources, including journals, databases, e-books, and aggregator collections via the library’s Electronic Resources Management System, EZ Proxy server, and LibGuides. The position also supports Collection Managers with e-resources including trials, acquisitions, cancellations, manages the Summon interface as well as the internal electronic workflow system, and works with the Electronic Resources Management Unit to troubleshoot end-user access issues.

Work Environment
The Electronic Resources Specialist reports directly to the Electronic Resources Librarian, along with the Electronic Resources Management Specialist
This position also works as part of the Electronic Resources Management unit

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: 35-Nonexempt

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or the equivalent in education, training and experience working in libraries or organizations with a public service focus
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing programs, and the Internet
  • Basic understanding of information technology systems, including networks and Internet browsers
  • Initiative and desire to learn
  • Availability on weekends

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience with library resources, systems, and services, specifically library databases and electronic journal collections, link resolvers, ERMS, and library information technology
  • Experience with web programming and coding (JavaScript, HTML, CSS)
    Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Application: https://careers.american.edu/s/603EAC

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check. Contact us for more information or assistance with the American University careers site via email at AsuccessfulU@american.edu.

Position: Librarian (Copyright and Data Compliance)
Location: International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is advertising a vacancy of a Librarian (Copyright and Data Compliance) in its Content Development Team in the IMF Library, Corporate Services and Facilities Department. This is a 2-year contractual position, renewable for up to 4-years of cumulative contractual service pending incumbent’s performance and a continued business need.

Job Summary
The Librarian (Copyright and Data Compliance) is the primary coordinator and consultant on issues that span copyright risks and accountabilities as well as information resources’ licenses and contracts. The successful candidate will be responsible for understanding the use of commercial content across the IMF and providing guidance on licensing terms and conditions for the same. She/he will be accountable for ensuring timely and effective management of copyright and licensing queries, while working closely with multiple stakeholders to develop and act on recommendations and implement decisions. Serving as a key educator on copyright and licensing issues, this role is accountable for the overall effectiveness of copyright and usage rights education materials and approaches. The incumbent will provide expert assessment and analysis concerning licensing and copyright issues such as information resource usage rights, while supporting risk management and compliance.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and advise IMF staff on US and international copyright matters, copyright policies and procedures, intellectual property rights, and open access publishing options.
  • Serve as an expert in the IMF community for copyright, fair use, and other related issues, support the IMF’s mission by developing an outreach, education and consultation program that will help staff understand how copyright and related concepts affect their work, as well as how they can make informed decisions in the use and creation of copyrighted works.
  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders to outline the use of various data services while also reviewing vendor licenses, make recommendations for changes, and negotiate appropriate licensing terms.
  • Serve as a resource for the Library’s licensing team and coordinate with the Economic Data Team, Legal Department and Information Technology Department among others to help develop and apply policies for copyright compliance and intellectual property ownership.
  • Develop an internal system of compliance and due diligence regarding the use of commercial data services.
  • Oversee, review and document copyright support and information resource licensing workflows.
  • Provide quality assurance and risk management oversight, in line with IMF auditing rules, policies and regulations related to copyright and data service contracts.
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with legal counsel, ensuring appropriate escalation as required while answering queries related to copyright, fair use, digital scholarship, and licensing terms and conditions.
  • Advise Library staff on intellectual property issues relating to collections, data services and digital projects.
  • Serve as a member of copyright committee and working groups, to support:
    • Establishment of priorities and development of long term and short-term goals.
    • Identifying changing circumstances and trends that require review and revision of policies and practices
  • Respond to copyright and licensing queries received in the copyright mailbox, as well as general queries from staff.
  • Ensure that timely and accurate licensing and entitlement information is maintained in the Library’s Integrated Library System.
  • Ensure that licensed resource usage rights are public and accurately displayed.


Educational development, typically acquired by the completion of an advanced university degree, or equivalent, in library or information science, or a related field; or a university degree, or equivalent, supplemented by a minimum of six years of relevant professional experience providing copyright or licensing services and guidance in a corporate or academic setting, is required.

Specialized Skills/Knowledge:

  • Previous work experience providing copyright or licensing services is preferred.
    Proven understanding of electronic information resources landscape and associated issues.
  • Demonstrated experience with US copyright law and its application, and with US contract law, especially licensing.
  • Experience reviewing and analyzing contracts and licenses, particularly in the context of market data.
  • Monitoring and remaining current on legislative developments in copyright, fair use, intellectual property, licensing, open access and related matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver effective training session and presentations.
  • Liaising with other IFI’s or academic copyright groups to maintain currency, identify best practices and share information.
  • Experience negotiating licenses and/or contracts and experience in copyright law and its applications are desirable.
  • Proven development of copyright training and awareness programs.

Position: Dean, University Library
Location: Galludet University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Gallaudet University is seeking a Dean of the Library, a new position, to provide the leadership necessary to implement the institution’s vision for the library as the heart of campus and be a leader in the provision of student success.

Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean of the Library is the chief administrator, spokesperson, and advocate for the library. Focusing on transparency, collaboration, and shared governance, the Dean provides progressive and dynamic leadership; facilitates planning and assessment; sets direction for programs and services; establishes a multicultural organization dedicated to diversity and success; and supports personnel through strong professional development initiatives.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Develops, communicates, and implements a library vision and strategic direction aligned with the mission, vision, and values of Gallaudet University.
  • Develops and monitors the library’s annual budget to ensure appropriate expenditure of funds.
  • Establishes performance goals that incorporate objectives associated with professional development and training; develops strategies for recruiting and retaining excellent staff.
  • Fosters a culture of assessment to inform decision-making and continuous improvement.
  • Monitors external environments to assess risks and benefits to implementing new technologies.
  • Leads development of innovative partnerships between the library and campus, as well as community and regional organizations.
  • Actively cultivates fund-raising opportunities, including internal and external grants, to support library operations and initiatives.
  • Promotes and advocates for library programs that address the needs of students, faculty, staff, and the community
  • Encourages and facilitates the professional development of library personnel to maintain a diverse, skilled, and engaged workforce.
  • Engages in scholarly, professional, and service activities in support of Gallaudet University and the Library and information science profession, serving as a role model for library personnel.
  • Fosters an organizational and educational climate that supports equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
  • Embraces an environment of constant change that supports and anticipates the evolving needs of the campus community.
  • Represents the university to the Washington Research Library Consortium.
  • Maintains and expands communication and collaboration internal and external to the university.


  • Terminal degree (Master’s) in library/information science from ALA-accredited program.
  • A record of scholarship, librarianship/teaching, and service sufficient for a dean-level appointment.
  • A record of increasingly responsible higher education leadership experience in academic libraries, with substantial management skills in strategic planning, assessment, finance, team building, communication and collaboration, and professional development.
  • A record of commitment to multicultural organizational development and efforts that have maximized the effective education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language.

Position: Director, Library Marketing
Location: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The American Psychological Association is looking for a library marketing leader to reinvent our approach to communicating with and collaborating with research libraries. We don’t want to look or sound or be like other scholarly publishers…APA is different, and we need your skills, knowledge and experience to help ensure that the academic library community understands why this is. Your success will be APA’s success, as we continue our efforts to advance psychological science and education, to advocate for affordable health and mental health care, and to promote legislative actions that empower vulnerable communities.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 7+ years of marketing and brand management experience in an organization with intellectual property products and services that are sold into the academic library market.
  • Experience managing teams of high performing professional staff.
  • Understanding of the issues impacting scholarly publishing and scholarly communication, including trends in library purchasing, changing business models for scholarly content, Open Access, Open Science, Scholarly Collaboration Networks and other new technologies affecting scholarly communication.
  • Experience in the techniques of understanding customers and users, including needs-based segmentation, persona development and journey mapping.
  • Experience developing content marketing that both creates awareness and identifies leads.
  • Experience using social media to engage a target audience, create awareness and validate a brand.
  • Experience managing and tracking marketing and promotional expenses and effectiveness.
  • Preferred: Have a strong network of thought leader librarians and among organizations who sell content into the academic library market.
  • Preferred: Experience marketing to the academic libraries internationally.


  • Develop and execute the go-to-market strategy for APA journal, book and database products sold into the academic library market globally.
  • Understand the way APA products solve market problems. Create internal positioning documents that will be used to develop external value proposition messages focused on each key buyer or persona in the library market. Connect the value proposition to the APA brand.
  • Research and document the buying process that librarians use to purchase journal, book and database products. Understand the barriers that these individuals encounter during their selection process and the differentiators that make a product more likely to be purchased or, in the case of subscriptions, cancelled.
  • Define the archetypical buyers involved in the purchasing process.
  • Develop and execute the strategies and tactics for generating awareness and leads for each fiscal quarter, including key programs and events with measurements and goals.
  • Measure and tune marketing programs to ensure effectiveness and alignment with APA goals.
  • Monitor competitor positioning and marketing approach, and use that knowledge in devising APA’s marketing strategy and tactics.
  • Thought Leadership: create and deliver thoughtful information, reinforcing APA’s reputation for trustworthiness and excellence, to influence librarian decision-making. Focus collateral and content marketing for key personas and specific steps of the buying process.
  • Collaborate effectively with Sales, and develop a lead generation process that is designed to generate and nurture qualified leads with an objective to turn prospects into satisfied customers.
  • Where it will be effective, utilize social media to engage our target audience, create awareness of our value proposition and validate the APA brand.
  • Provide product and market expertise for events such as conferences and webinars.
  • Collaborate with third-party sellers to ensure that there’s a consistent marketing message that supports the APA brand.
  • Develop and execute strategies to market journal subscriptions and database packages to APA members and other individuals.
  • Effectively lead a small team of professional staff.
  • Effectively collaborate with the Marketing Operations team to execute targeted campaigns, to develop creative, impactful collateral and to attend conferences that will help us achieve our strategic goals.

Location: The American Psychological Association, located at 750 First St NE, Washington D.C., was named a 2014 recipient of the Washington Post Top Workplace. It is metro accessible from the Red Line.

Application Instructions:
Qualified candidates must apply online through APA’s applicant system and attach a cover letter and resume specifying your salary expectations. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please make sure to check your Spam folder if you do not receive an email from us.

Position: Regional Sales Manager, K12 and Public Libraries- DC, KY, MD, VA, WV
Location: EBSCO Information Services (EIS), Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Daily sales calls to librarians, media specialists and tech coordinators in School districts, High Schools(public and private) and public libraries as well as library cooperatives, systems and consortia.
  • Provide balanced sales coverage of accounts in your territory.
  • Work in conjunction with the Director of Sales and Account Executive to achieve sales goals.
  • Achieve an established new sales quota each fiscal year for EBSCO Information Services products.
  • Qualify customer’s needs, have quotes and pricing prepared, and coordinate with the Account Executive to set up trials when appropriate.
  • Travel: (70%); including attendance of conferences and sales meetings as deemed necessary by Sales Management.
  • Achieve an expert level of knowledge of EBSCO Information Services product’s and competition.
  • Provide input from the market for product development and marketing purposes.
  • Develop sales strategies and a territory plan to help you achieve overall sales of EBSCO Information Services products.
  • Average a minimum of 40 face-to-face visits per month with prospects and/or customers.
  • Schedule an office day each Friday and maintain administration tasks.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• Two (2) years of true sales experience, previous experience selling into the schools and public library field is preferred. Retail does not qualify.
• Ability and willingness to travel 70% depending on need and time of year.
• Applicants must currently live in the territory. DC, KY, MD, VA, WV

Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite: Power Point, Excel, Word, Outlook.
• Knowledge of CRM systems and WEBEX technology.
• Strong understanding of computers and research.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Travel experience in current position preferred, demonstrated by ability to prioritize and territory management.
• Cold calling experience.
• Must have proven communication, follow-up, and sales skills.
• Must demonstrate strong initiative.
• Ability to operate a company vehicle, subject to motor vehicle background check.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and solid driving record.

Position: Research Librarian (Federal)
Location: National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Required Qualifications:

A minimum of a Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from ALA accredited university. Three (3)-years of experience with assisting science and engineering researchers in meeting their information needs, conducting literature searches and retrieving information from subject-matter databases, evaluating and selecting information resources, both print and electronic, for a Research Library’s collection. Skills using data visualization tools, such as Tableau, Adobe Creative Suite, R Studio, Sci2.

In-depth Reference/Research Analysis Services (Librarian I Reference)

  • Assist ISO Lab Librarians with complex research projects. Locate information and data from Research Library databases and prepare analysis and summary reports of findings and literature reviews for distribution to customers according to ISO Style Guidelines, which will be provided as needed. Deliverables may include literature reviews for NIST researchers; compiled bibliographies, market/industry analysis research reports, h-index studies; NIST archive research; reports on requested topics such as market intelligence, a financial forecast for an instrument research, written biographies for archived NIST photographs
  • Conduct searches on scientific/technical and business databases in response to customer inquiries received at the Information Desk or through other means
  • Assess NIST researcher publishing needs, venues, and impacts; conduct citation analyses; interpret publishing impacts of a group, division, or operating unit; identify and recommend publishing strategies to maximize impact for a group, division, or operating unit
  • Perform analysis on various forms of information products, services, delivery methods
  • Gather information on NIST areas of research for use in collection development
  • Locate, synthesize, and analyze market data to identify industry growth, market gaps, and future trends
  • Write reports of findings; create visualizations using a variety of tools
  • Write marketing messages and assist with creation of promotional materials, such as brochures, flyers, announcements on digital displays, etc.