Three Positions- Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The incumbent is responsible for assisting Division supervisors and staff with the resolution of processing workflow problems and for providing input for the resolution of technical discrepancies arising from the implementation of the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) and its specific applications to Law Library workflow. The incumbent must demonstrate an expert knowledge of the ILS and its modules (acquisitions; serials; cataloging; circulation; and on-line public access); so that he/she can act as an intermediary on behalf of the Law library collection needs for both Its Library Services Directorate and Legal Research Directorate. The incumbent must be able to deal effectively with a wide variety of Law Library staff and contractors, in order to plan and coordinate actions to correct or prevent errors, delays, or other complications involved in organizing and processing Law Library information.

Position: Supervisory Librarian, Head of Copy Cataloging
Location: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in Discovery Services Division, Copy Cataloging Department, Smithsonian Libraries (SIL), Smithsonian Institution (SI), located in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Washington, DC.

The Smithsonian Libraries is a complex, research library system located within Smithsonian museums, research institutes and other offices in New York City, the Republic of Panama, and the Washington, D.C. area. The Supervisory Librarian (Head, Copy Cataloging) directs the copy cataloging of materials in all formats and leads efforts for the enrichment and maintenance of the Libraries’ bibliographic metadata and records. The incumbent works closely with the Head, Original Cataloging to ensure that data and records conform to local, national and international standards. The Head, Copy Cataloging implements and manages vendor-provided services for the receiving, physical processing, and cataloging of new purchased materials. The incumbent works closely with the Head, Acquisitions to ensure purchased and gift materials are available to researchers and the Institution in a timely manner. The Head, Copy Cataloging serves as a representative to the cataloging services contract, and collaborates to write specifications for vendor contracts and with funding proposals.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Original Cataloging)
Location: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

This position is located in Discovery Services Division, Original Cataloging Department, Smithsonian Libraries (SIL), Smithsonian Institution (SI), located in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Washington, DC.

The Smithsonian Libraries is a complex, research library system located within Smithsonian museums, research institutes and other offices in New York City, the Republic of Panama, and the Washington, D.C. area. The Supervisory Librarian (Head Original Cataloging) is knowledgeable about the cataloging requirements of each of the SIL branches and works to maintain timely, accurate access to their collections through SIRIS (the SIL online catalog), OCLC (an international bibliographic utility), and, through the Libraries’ discovery service. The Head Original Cataloging oversees the creation and editing of catalog records in the local bibliographic database (SIRIS) and in OCLC, ensuring that these conform to appropriate local, national and international standards for description, classification, subject analysis and encoding. The Head Original Cataloging manages authority control processes, oversees other related project work involving the cataloging services contract, and sets and documents the policies and procedures that govern the Division’s cataloging work.

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