Three Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician-Asian Collections-CGI
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Position Description
Build your career with CGI by joining a dynamic team of library professionals at the Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled collections and integrated resources to Congress and the American people.

The Library Technician 1 (LT1) will perform a variety of technical tasks in collections management in support of the Asian Division. The Asian Division of the Library of Congress has the world’s largest Asian language collections outside of Asian with more than 3.2 million items. The LT1 will be expected to meet and exceed client expectations for quantity and quality of the work product, and must be able to work well with others and independently to prioritize and complete various daily and ongoing tasks.

Your future duties and responsibilities
Daily activities may include:

• Perform routine collection management tasks including retrieving, sorting, processing, shelving, and shelf reading collection material
• Support tracking, inventory control, and overall security of the Library’s collections by pin & linking monographs and serials and creating item and summary holdings records in the Library’s integrated library system (ILS)
• Prepare Asian language serial issues for binding

Required qualifications to be successful in this role
• Experience working with Asian language materials including serials in a library setting
• Knowledge and understanding of the Library of Congress classification schedule
• Ability to communicate in English (written and oral)
• Ability to perform work with attention to detail
• Ability to successfully complete background investigation covering criminal, education and employment history
• Experience identifying, creating and updating records in the Voyager ILS Catalog module

• Work schedule of 40 hours a week Monday through Friday, plus evenings and weekends as needed
• The work requires significant physical acumen to shelve, shift, lift, and carry large amounts of materials. The employee must be consistently able to stand, walk, lift, carry, bend, reach, stoop and push/pull heavy carts in order to process, manage, and maintain a very large and complex collection.
• Physical stamina, including the ability to push a fully-loaded book truck containing 300 lbs of material, the ability to lift at least 25 lbs, and the ability to stand for extended periods of time

• Language expertise in Japanese or Korean
• Experience with serial binding preparation and knowledge of ABLE software

To apply to the position please see the address below. Please email with any questions.

Position: Research Librarian (Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Research & Library Services Section of the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division. The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including defense management and budget; defense policy and arms control, foreign policy and global issues, international trade and finance; Middle East and Africa; Asia and Europe and the Americas.

This Research Librarian position will provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on the areas of Europe and the Americas generally and in particular Latin America and the Caribbean.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with public speaking in an instructional capacity is desired.

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 336982.

The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Cataloging Librarian (Part-Time)
Location: Strayer University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:

Perform a variety of complex technical and highly specialized library functions involved in the maintenance and creation of catalog records for various library materials in the integrated library system.

Must be available on weekends and evenings.

  • Coordinate with other staff members and university teams on projects that impact the physical holdings or require data and reporting on the holdings.
  • Carry out onsite reassignment, shifting, and deaccession projects and provide remote or in person guidance and instruction to campus-based staff members to properly execute projects as needed.
  • Provide guidance and instruction to campus-based staff members to execute circulation tasks in order to ensure catalog record integrity.
  • Correct cataloging errors and resolve difficult conflicts involving appropriate entries; provide assistance to other staff members in resolving complex cataloging problems in specialty areas of language and subject competence.
  • Coordinate with the University Librarian on projects that improve the efficiency and accuracy of the integrated library system.
  • Perform original descriptive and subject cataloging for various library materials
  • Conduct complex searching and researching establish appropriate form of main entries, added entries and place names; assign main entries and subject headings; determine edition statements, imprints, collations and series notes.
  • Various duties as assigned.

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