Four Positions — Maryland, Washington D.C. & Virginia

Position: Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian
Location: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Library, Archives, and Media Center at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian position. The Library seeks an enthusiastic and creative librarian to teach course-integrated information literacy classes in the academic disciplines, as well as in the campus first-year seminars. The librarian will also provide research support to students and faculty, assist in the development of library collections, and serve as a backup at our public circulation desk. This is a great opportunity for a new or early career librarian interested in gaining experience as a liaison librarian in a small, supportive, undergraduate-focused liberal arts environment. This one-year appointment will prepare the librarian for continued successful employment in academic libraries. This 12-month, full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position will begin August 1, 2018.

As an academic department liaison, the Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian will work collaboratively with librarians and faculty to develop and teach information literacy classes, assess student learning, develop collections, and provide research assistance in Economics and other subject areas. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to explore additional professional interests in this position in the areas of user experience research, web design, outreach and engagement, or any other library-related topics of their choosing.

Required qualifications: Candidates must have completed an ALA-accredited master’s degree (or expect to complete their degree before the starting date of employment). Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Preferred qualifications: The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in information literacy education and teaching, either through professional experience, internships, or coursework; possess the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; and be dedicated to positively engaging with undergraduate students. Additionally, the ability to perform basic troubleshooting on printers, photocopiers, scanners, digital and analog microfilm readers, and Windows/Mac PC’s is preferred, as well as the ability to communicate as needed with IT to resolve issues. Ability to use an ILS (preferably Aleph) to perform circulation processes, including billing, lending materials, and collecting statistics is preferred, but not required. Familiarity with Springshare products would also be an asset.

Position: Supervisory Library Technician (Supervisor, On-Site Constituent Support Team)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The incumbent serves as a Supervisor for On-Site Constituent Support Day Team or the Evening/Saturday Team in the Jefferson and Adams buildings for the Collections Management and Retrieval Section in the Researcher and Reference Services Division (RRS). Incumbents assigned to either the day or evening/Saturday hours tour of duty, are responsible for supervising, scheduling, and directing the Constituent Support Technicians in the On-Site Constituent Support Day or Evening/Saturday Team, as well as on occasion, other CALM staff assigned to work the extended hours shift.

The high quality of the reference and research service that the Library provides is directly related to the practices and procedures developed and implemented in RRS division. The incumbent shares with other Division managers and supervisors, overall responsibility for administering, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and activities which deal directly with the provision of high quality service to the various users of the Library’s general collections and protecting the integrity of the collections.

Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare 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. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII) of employees. Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity and inclusiveness and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, age, or other non-merit factor.

Oversees a staff of Constituent Support Technicians who communicate with a wide variety of patrons with routine and non-routine questions of a complex nature on issues associated with access to items from the Library’s collections. Supervises the staff addressing book-service matters in the general reading rooms. Oversees the resolution of a wide array of collections issues that cannot be addressed by the Constituent Support Technicians, as well as personnel- related issues between staff and researchers, or among staff members. Manages requests received through various electronic and print methods, including receipt, response, tracking, and problem solving. Ensures requests are accurately answered in a timely manner.

Trains, monitors, and performs quality control for staff searching requests containing inaccurate and/or incomplete information. As part of the circulation process in the LC ILS, for items that have not previously been linked to an item record in the LC ILS, the necessary holdings and item records must be created. Provides technical assistance where linking is more complex or confusing to the Constituent Support Technicians.

Supervises the work of the day or evening/Saturday hours Constituent Support Technicians addressing requests that cannot be submitted directly by researchers, needing mediation. Primary among these mediated requests are requests for collections stored off-site. Also, oversees the advance reserve program and corresponds in writing with requestors on the results, or where particular issues arise that cannot be satisfactorily addressed by subordinate staff. Serves as an expert in the intricacies of the Library’s catalogs and retrieval tools and uses extensive knowledge of both online databases and manual files to satisfy unusual and complex requests for material from many of the Library’s collections. Establishes liaisons in various areas of processing to assist in successful resolution of collections-related problems.

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Ability to supervise and lead a diverse workforce.**
  • Ability to utilize computer technology and software applications.
  • Ability to provide customer service and program support.**
  • Knowledge of library processes and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.**

Position: Librarian
Location: Defense Technical Information Center, Fort Belvior, VA
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) spurs innovation to meet warfighter needs through advanced information discovery, knowledge sharing tools, community building collaboration capabilities, research & analysis, and results based responsive RDT&E contracting. DTIC is the central facility for the acquisition, preservation, protection, retrieval, and dissemination of scientific and technical information (STI) supporting the Research and Engineering (R&E) needs of the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as federal and industry partners. DTIC provides leading edge information services and analysis products to the DoD community as a recognized leader in information and knowledge management innovations.


  • Assists in the acquisition, selection, processing, storage and dissemination of scientific and technical documents and management-related data.
  • Works with participating Department of Defense (DoD) organizations to ensure information is received, processed and incorporated into the DTIC technical Collection.
  • Develops information topic areas of interest to facilitate information sharing among communities of interest, and provides assistance to customers on current research endeavors.

Position: Media Resources Assistant
Location: LibGig – LAC Group, Washington DC

Originally posted on CUA SLIS blog.

LibGig, an LAC Group company, seeks candidates for a freelance/part-time Media Resources Assistant position in Washington DC with one of the top national television network news organizations. The position will be 16 hours per week for the Saturday/Sunday shift (initial training will be during the week).


  • Use various media software and editing tools as well as a proprietary (DAM) digital asset management system, to enter data, and create new and updated existing asset records
  • Manage daily order processing, content and research requests and other tasks in the support of the daily ebb and flow of physical and digital assets into and out of the media production, broadcast and archive environments.
  • Screen various video formats for content and to identify persons, places and other relevant information to the news archive
  • Create and affix labels, process orders for footage and transcripts as well as physical and digital media assets
  • Fulfill as-needed search requests, including finding and sourcing footage and content, often of an urgent, time-sensitive nature.
  • Organize tapes and boxes of assets coming from other locations, and generally assist producers and their assistants in locating library materials
  • Process requests for assets to be pulled from storage locations on and off site.


  • 1-3 years of related experience in research/records/database management or similar experience.
  • Experience with digital media asset tools and technologies is a plus.
  • Experience with non-linear editing systems (ie. Avid NewsCutter, Final Cut Pro, etc.) is also a plus
  • Must have a good knowledge of historical and current events


  • Able to work autonomously
  • Computer proficient and be willing and able to learn and use a proprietary digital asset management system quickly and efficiently
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills and the ability to quickly react to requests for information
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, with the ability to follow instructions, maintain work and productivity schedules and benchmarks
  • Punctual, reliable and committed to adhering to the work schedule provided
  • Follow instructions and work within a team but also capable of working independently
  • Work well under pressure
  • Able to read, write and speak English fluently and accurately and must have excellent spelling skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • This position will be primarily scheduled to work Saturday and Sunday but may also require other shifts as coverage and events require.



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