Three Positions — Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Technician (Senior Delivery Technician)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $41,369 to $53,774 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The position is located in the Inventory Management and Document Delivery Unit 1 of the Collections Integrity and Maintenance Office, Collections Management (CMD) Division. Incumbent reports directly to the Supervisor, Inventory Management and Document Delivery Unit 1, providing a variety of support services relating to the routing of Library materials. The incumbent serves as Delivery Technician and is responsible for a wide variety of collections retrieval and delivery activities; photocopying and scanning; updating item status in the LC ILS: ensuring items are routed properly; and creating item records in the LC ILS as appropriate. The Delivery Technician uses the LC ILS, especially the Circulation module, as well as CMD’s photocopying, digital scanning and transmission

The incumbent picks up, distributes, and returns items requested by the Reference and Collections Support Section or processed by CMD’s Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Technicians for the use primarily of Congressional and interlibrary loan customers and for other official purposes.

Incumbent is responsible for scanning all material upon arrival from offsite and delivering material to the appropriate custodial division or reading room. When loan requests are filled, incumbent assembles books for delivery to Congressional offices, maintains a computerized log noting the time the books are leaving the Division, and transfers them to a commercial delivery service on a strict schedule.

Incumbent photocopies or scans articles and short works identified by reference staff for interlibrary loan customers. These items are either mailed to the requestors, or sent through other document transmission methods such as ARIEL and Odyssey.

Incumbent checks the majority of books that are returned to the shelf, normally by
scanning the item’s barcode into the check-in function of the LC ILS Circulation module.

Incumbent provides circulation status checks for Library staff who request material and receive not-on-shelf responses if these staff cannot search the circulation database themselves and need to know whether or not a book is charged.

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.

Knowledge of library processes and procedures. **

Ability to use computerized search tools, databases, and other technologies. **

Ability to review and analyze information.

Ability to use office computer software applications and office equipment. **

Ability to provide customer service. **

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Library Technician (Preservation)
Location: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Salary: $45,972 to $59,762 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on 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 Preservation Services Department, Technical Services Division, Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL), located in Landover, MD. The employee will perform a wide variety of conservations treatments on circulating, non-rare materials in the Libraries, including serials, monographs, maps and other flat paper items.


  • Performs a variety of repairs such as tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; page mends using Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste; repairing case or adhesive bindings; spine repair; recasing; new covers; re-sewing of textblocks; textblock consolidation; board attachment. Constructs pockets to house accompanying materials and a variety of enclosures.
  • Prepares materials for the commercial bindery: searches and verifies bibliographic entries in online catalog; performs quality control inspection of materials received from the commercial bindery; and maintains tracking logs and online circulation charges of materials.
  • Performs condition surveys, accurately assessing and recording the suitability of materials for deacidification, reformatting, repair, boxing, commercial rebinding, replacement or withdrawal.

Position: Lower School Librarian and Technology Teacher
Location: Capital City Public Charter School, Washington, DC

Full posting on the University of Maryland blogMLIS.

Capital City Public Charter School is seeking a dynamic Lower School Librarian and Technology Teacher to join our team for the SY1819 school year. The Lower School Librarian and Technology Teacher will support students in developing age-appropriate information, media, and technology skills through direct instruction, and in collaboration with teachers.
Capital City was founded in 2000 and currently serves students in grades PK-12 at a single site in Ward 4. Capital City has been a model for school reform in the District. The school implements the Expeditionary Learning model in tandem with the common principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES). Through Expeditionary Learning ( teachers craft expeditions that incorporate projects, research, fieldwork and service to support students in meeting rigorous standards. The CES principles ( emphasize equity, depth over breadth, student leadership, and authenticity. Capital City’s program also emphasizes a strong social curriculum, a commitment to diversity, a strong inclusion model and the integration of arts into the curriculum. There is a strong focus on professional development and growth.

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