Eight Positions- Maryland, Washington DC, & Virginia

Position: Science, Technology & Mathematics Librarian
Location: Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University, Towson, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Serves as a research and instruction librarian and as liaison and subject specialist for Science, Technology and Mathematics and other disciplines as assigned. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Participates in the development, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive, integrated information literacy program. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas; creates instructional materials; provides research assistance and reference services to students, faculty and members of the university community and to the community at large. Participates in developing library support for data management and data literacy initiatives. Designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention. Participates in library assessment initiatives. This position is a 12- month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Studies from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Bachelor’s degree in an area of liaison responsibility.
  • Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrated skill in library instruction and information literacy.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply learning theory, pedagogy and instructional technology to information literacy instruction. •Background in assigned disciplines and understanding of teaching and research trends in that those subject areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide traditional and virtual reference and research assistance in a variety of disciplines.
  • Proficiency in the use of digital and print resources.
  • Experience using web page authoring tools and social networking applications.
  • Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously. •Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast paced environment with a diverse population.
    •Ability to develop knowledge and skills related to data management and data literacy.
    •Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty.
    • Demonstrated competencies as outlined in “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians

Position: Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian
Location: Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University, Towson, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian will provide leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing electronic resources. This position assists the Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Content Management with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials. The Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian works cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the library’s subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons. Serves as a liaison and subject specialist to department(s) and related disciplines as assigned. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention. Participates in library assessment initiatives. This position is a 12 month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Requirements

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/info science.
  • Knowledge of the full e-resources life cycle: acquisitions; access; administration; user support and troubleshooting; evaluation/usage statistics and reports.
  • Knowledge of library and bibliographic standards pertaining to e-resources, especially serials and continuing resources (MARC, RDA, CONSER, KBART, COUNTER, SUSHI).
  • Familiarity with electronic resources management tools such as Serials Solutions and EZproxy.
  • Familiarity of e-resources acquisitions trends including journal package deals, aggregator databases, DDA/PDA, evidence-based acquisitions and how they relate to e-resources.
  • Familiarity with e-resources licensing issues (archival rights & perpetual access, LOCKSS/CLOCKSS/Portico, ILL and e-reserves use, data and text mining, model license terms).
  • Familiarity with accessibility compliance standards (Section 508, WCAG 2.0).
  • Experience with web discovery services, link resolvers, OpenURL/Z39.50, knowledge base maintenance, proxy and authentication services (EZproxy, Shibboleth).
  • Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work in a team environment. • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast paced environment with a diverse population. Demonstrated ability to maintain an active research program focused on the role, impact, and dynamics of electronic and digital resources in higher ed and academic libraries
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty.
  • Demonstrated competencies as outlined in “Core Competencies for E-Resources Librarians

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC
Salary Range: $45,972 to $59,762 per year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the USAJOBS.

Summary
You will serve as the Librarian (Reference) with direction, creates library reference and research products, services, and programs that incorporate users’ information needs, preferences, and abilities by adapting emerging reference and research practices and tools.

Responsibilities
As the Librarian (Reference), you will serve as an advanced trainee, provides reference, research and information services in support of the mission-related requirements of the EEOC personnel at all policy and decision levels, as well as other authorized users. Maintains a level of security required for the facility and documents; instructs library personnel in the appropriate security requirements of the facility and documents.

Perform comprehensive reference services and literature searches for library customers.
Assess customer feedback, needs, and preferences to develop or recommend new information services and products to the organization and its customers.
Plan, evaluate, and recommend improvements in safeguards for reading room material.
Ensure that security protocols for the library facility and individual documents are followed, and make recommendations to enhance existing measures when appropriate.
Design and manage training programs including outreach and publicity programs, and special events such as exhibits of new materials, specialized bibliographies, commemorative events, or other products, services or programs.

Qualifications 
GS-09 Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-7) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Performing work varying over a wide spectrum of library functions; supporting the work of a Librarian; providing library service to customers to meet their informational needs; incorporating the use of the library web page, library databases, electronic journals, etc.; cataloging library materials (both electronic and print); providing circulation services; assisting with acquisition; providing basic interlibrary loan service and ready reference service; assisting users with operation of automated equipment; and tracking loaned and borrowed materials to insure timely return.

You will evaluated on the following core competencies:

  • Knowledge of the scientific principles, methods, and processes used systematic and objective inquiry; including study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and the reporting of results.
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and procedures used for the automated control of a process, including the design, development, and maintenance of associated software, hardware, and systems.
  • Understands and interprets written material, including technical material, rules, regulations, instructions, reports, charts, graphs, or tables; applies what is learned from written to specific situations.
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools of quality assurance and quality control used to ensure a product fulfills functional requirements and standards.
  • Works with clients and customer (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.

Position: Metadata Cataloger
Location: LAC Federal, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Federal seeks a Metadata Cataloger for a full time long term position (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) with a government library located in Washington, D.C.  This is a replacement position with 3 years left on the contract.

Responsibilities:

  • Catalog and provide metadata for digital objects added to the client’s digital repository
  • Participate in the development, maintenance, and documentation of the library’s catalog using: client’s indexing and retrieval information tool, client’s Dublin Core schema, client’s MARC to Dublin Core mapping, client’s authority file, and digitization specifications
  • Support client’s digital document management functions, which include but are not limited to support for the client’s Digital Repository (including backlog of technical reports and other items), operation of the electronic journal maintenance system, and file systems
  • Support expansion of media within the client as audio, video, still image, data series, or other content may be added
  • Investigate and evaluate new software applications to facilitate client’s Technical Services functions such as processing documents into the client’s Digital Repository, machine-aided indexing, metadata extraction, and digital preservation
  • Provide publications support, such as editors, desktop publishing professionals, editorial assistants, and graphic designers to assist client’s reports, informational materials, and other documents in print and electronic formats for print publishing or publishing on the Web
  • Provide digitization services for identified collections, delivering products adhering to the accessibility standards of Section 508
  • Continue in progress improvements to client’s Integrated Search Database
  • Complete and continue support for user interface for cataloging and integration of controls for client’s indexing and retrieval information tool and other controlled fields
  • Support integration and development of client’s web site systems applications and services as these evolve, including but not limited to:

o    Information resource management

o    Knowledge management

o    Content management

o    Process management document management

o    Web site updates, development, and maintenance

o    Provide special collection views in the client’s Catalog as required for government agencies holdings to be accessed upon the request of the agency. These special views are an important delivery method for client’s content to special providers and customers;

o    Provide and maintain metadata design and functionality consistent with national and international standards for Open Archives Initiative (OAI), Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI), information retrieval, data visualization, and developing client related standards for metadata.

Additional Responsibilities include the following:

  • Copy catalog items
  • Authority control and catalog maintenance activities
  • Participate in activities with stakeholders (user training, answering questions, committee meetings, outreach through social media, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science is required
  • Familiar with common metadata standards used in libraries such as MODS, PubMed JATS, RDA
  • Familiar with Metadata and Data Catalog Management such Dublin Core, MARC, DCMI, etc.
  • Knowledge of library automation/cataloging platforms
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Creative problem solving abilities.

Position: Metadata Librarian
Location: LAC Federal, Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Federal is looking for a proactive and energetic Metadata Librarian to join the Library Operations Team at an international organization in Washington DC. The successful candidate will be responsible for original and copy cataloging of materials in all formats. He/she will demonstrate a commitment to customer service and the capacity to learn new skills. This is an 11 months full time (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract position.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging including descriptive and subject cataloging and the associated authority work for materials in print or electronic formats in compliance with RDA, MARC, LCSH standards and local policies and assigns Library of Congress Classification call numbers.
  • Create Cataloging in Publication Record (CIP) data for the new IMF publications
  • Establishes new personal and corporate names and preferred titles, with appropriate cross-references for inclusion in the name authority file
  • Proactively conduct quality control of existing metadata to ensure accuracy and completeness of information. This includes editing or updating bibliographic, holdings, item records and electronic portfolio coverage data, maintaining URLs, and updating local notes.
  • Review or bulk edit ebook records provided by various suppliers to make sure their discoverability in the catalog
  • Update and maintain circulation user records and policies in the Alma
  • Record and report cataloging statistics in a timely fashion
  • Back up interlibrary loan request operation, information desk coverage and other tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three-year professional cataloging experience with MARC, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress classification, NACO
  • MLS from an ALA accredited program or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Familiarity with RDA or other bibliographic description standards
  • Familiarity with at least one library utility and integrated library system (ILS) and OCLC Connexion
  • Ability to work efficiently, both independently and as part of team
  • Ability to be timely in responding to requests and attention to details
  • Eager to learn new tools and technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Alma, or Primo
  • Experience with metadata editing tools, such as MarcEdit, OpenRefine, or strong Excel skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing priorities and projects
  • Reading knowledge of French, German, Spanish and other languages is desirable

Position: Museum Exhibit Technician
Location: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

The Dumbarton Oaks Museum is seeking a full-time Museum Exhibit Technician to join the team responsible for maintaining our exhibit galleries for the best visitor experience. The Museum Exhibit Technician will prepare artifacts and art works for display and assist with design and installation of temporary and permanent displays. The role will perform a wide variety of tasks (interior design, construction, and installation of exhibitions; art preparation and handling; troubleshooting and repairs; maintenance of electronic and lighting systems).

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform art handling of Dumbarton Oaks museum objects and objects on loan
  • Fabricate object mounts; prepare art for exhibitions; mat and frame works on paper, photographs and specimens
  • Construct and design scale or full-size models of objects and gallery spaces
  • Fabricate and install exhibit architecture and elements, such as cases, bases and interior built elements; mount and install exhibit graphics and wall panels
  • Produce specialized exhibit elements as designed and paint and/or finish galleries, furniture, exhibit components and/or spaces as required
  • Work closely with curatorial team to support the design and installation of changing temporary exhibits and conduct maintenance and repairs of existing collection-based exhibits
  • Assist in transporting, uncrating and handling works of art by using established and approved fine art and artifact handling techniques; fabricate and pack shipping containers
  • Assist in lighting design for all exhibits (in cases; track light in galleries)
  • Assist in installation and implementation of electronic devices (iPads; Computer/TV screens and digital projectors)
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must have a minimum 3 years of production experience in exhibit fabrication, art handling and object preparation in a museum, educational or cultural institution.

Additional Qualifications:

Advanced carpentry skills are essential. Excellent communication skills, knowledge and expertise in relevant computer software (SketchUp, InDesign, PhotoShop) are preferred. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in museology, art, or a related field is preferred.

Position: Records Management Specialist
Location: Integral Consulting Services, Inc., Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

Job Description:

  • Focuses on both hardcopy and electronic backlog activities: inventorying and analysis, electronic setup by organization; defensible deletions as aligned to retention schedules; training, outreach and communication.
  • Uses knowledge of records management principles to facilitate inventorying and appraisals, categorization, disposition and retention, in accordance with all applicable statutory records management requirements.

NARA Certification is MUST
Configuration Document Management Certification is needed – Have to obtain one post start – will be reimbursed as per policy

Required Skills: MUST HAVE

  • BS or BA in a related field (management or business fields) with Minimum 5 years of experience or 7 years of experience if no bachelor’s degree
  • Expertise utilizing Access (database development, updates maintenance), Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience supporting a Records Management Program
  • Experience in  National Archives and Records Administration Certified Records Management
  • Experience in Creating and Maintaining Agency Business Information
  • Experience in Records Scheduling
  • Experience in Records Schedule Implementation
  • Experience in Asset and Risk Management
  • Experience in Records Management Program Development
  • Experience in SharePoint (intermediate)

Position: Librarian with Polygraph
Location: Leidos Global Services Group, McLean, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

Leidos Global Services Group (GSG) currently has a need for a Librarian in McLean, VA to provide expertise in support of an Intelligence Community customer.

  • Develop methodologies to in capturing required information from geospatial products in a web-based database
  • Develop standard operating procedures in collaboration with customer decision makers
  • Develop efficient processes in management of library facility and make recommendations to the government
  • Make recommendations on how to enhance existing methodologies and procedures
  • Extract pertinent information and features from various materials needed to write concise descriptions of various geospatial products Write concise descriptions of Geospatial products.
  • Translate non-English products using on-line translators and translation services

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as support for functions including managing the Interlibrary loan service, geospatial catalog reference desk, and managing collection efforts of serials materials
  • Catalog digital products in various formats (pdf; jpeg; tiff; gif)
  • Provide support in an automated office environment
  • Update, weed, and maintain collections of various kinds

Qualifications:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA or BS degree and 2 to 5 years of related experience.
  • Possess TS/SCI Poly
  • Experience in cataloging and document management work

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Able to work in an automated office environment
  • Able to work in the customer environment as a strong team player
  •  BA or BS degree in Geography or Library Science
  • Masters Degree in Library Science

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