Three Positions: Washington DC

Position: Librarian (Senior Library Information Systems Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position serves as a Senior Library Information Systems Specialist and is located in the Policy and Standards Division and reports to the Chief, Policy Standards Division. The Senior Library Information Systems Specialist leads the Library’s efforts to disseminate library documentation digitally, which is critical to the Library’s role as a leader in library standards development. Plans, researches and develops projects based on requirements development, information storage strategies, retrieval technologies, and performs highly technical tests in support of the agency’s metadata documentation program. Recommends changes to policy and procedures with potentially significant impacts on the Library’s dissemination of data that serve as the authoritative source of metadata documentation for research collections of national and international significance.

This position is located in the Policy and Standards Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 373631.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit positions.

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

The position uses a mastery of acquisitions, cataloging, classification, metadata technologies and library automation techniques and principles to research, analyze and specify detailed functional requirements for new or enhanced products and services. Participates fully in new metadata standards and policy development. Solves highly complex and technical problems within library automation and library technology and makes significant recommendations to change, interpret or develop innovative and important products, information policies, programs, approaches or analysis methods. Formulates and executes plans and procedures with full technical responsibility for interpretation of findings. Evaluates, acquires, adapts and maintains automated systems. The position stays abreast of new developments in disseminating information using advanced library automation and technology and develops policies, programs, services and products for the division. Methods and techniques developed serve as models for other libraries outside the agency.

Develops functional requirements that emphasize and relate both the needs and abilities of senior librarians in metadata creation and usage of metadata products by professional or novice library patrons. Working with appropriate OCIO staff, develops system test plans involving numerous and diverse data conditions and procedures to ensure that the online products are authoritative and in conformance with all applicable standards accepted by national and international libraries.

Applies original and creative thinking to the analysis and implementation of requests for new or enhanced products or other metadata automation support to determine the feasibility of requests and to ensure that user requirements are satisfied using methods that maximize benefits and minimize costs. Identifies and recommends new methods and approaches as needed. Evaluates new automation support and services for procurement.

Establishes and maintains consultative relationships, using advanced communication skills, with planning staff and administrative or operations officers in other service units and in external organizations, both national and international, to facilitate the exchange of vital planning and technical information.

Prepares written reports and presentations for delivery at meetings and conferences. Briefs visitors from the national and international library community on technical aspects of the service unit’s information distribution program. Elicits understanding, acceptance, and active support for Library services, policies, and procedures. Develops instructional material and guidelines for use with metadata products nationally and internationally.

Position: Branch Manager (Supervisory Librarian)
Location: DC Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.


The incumbent is responsible for the efficient and customer service oriented operation of the branch or a central library department. This position plays a leadership role in system wide projects; interprets and assists with the development of DC Public Library policies in managing the branch or a central library department. Consults with the supervisor on complex situations but generally functions independently. Using independent judgment and initiative, the incumbent directs, organizes and plans the operation and activities of the local branch library or central library department.

  • Develops goals and objectives and makes general assignment of duties to staff.
  • Coordinates staff activities, ensuring adherence to policies and procedures, administrative orders, union contracts, and personnel rules and regulations.
  • Prepares and revises branch schedules to provide adequate coverage of public service.
  • Participates in training workshops, meetings, seminars, etc., directly related to professional development.
  • Performs supervisory personnel functions within the branch.
  • Creates performance plans and writes performance evaluations for staff.
  • Directs the professional development of staff and the orientation of new hires.
  • Leads librarians in designing services and establishing partnerships for the location that align with community needs and the library’s strategic plan.
  • Represents library at community events and meetings throughout the community and serves as liaison to location’s Friends of the Library group.

Position: Federal Librarian
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Six positions available
Library Systems & Services (LS&S) is seeking full time Librarians at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. This position will float between the John Adams Building, Thomas Jefferson Building and James Madison Building on Capitol Hill. 
• Maintains library collections of books, serial publications, documents, audiovisual and other materials and assists groups and individuals in locating and obtaining materials
• Furnishes information on library activities, facilities, rules and services
• Explains and assists in use of reference sources, such as card or book catalog or book and periodical indexes to locate information 
• Issues and receives materials for circulation or use in library 
• Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials
• Maintains reference and circulation materials 
• Answers correspondence on special reference subjects
• May compile list of library materials according to subjects or interests when needed
• May select, order, catalog and classify materials when needed

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s