Four Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Library Assistant
Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a unique global network of policy research centers, seeks a Library Assistant to join its Library staff. This position will report to the Library Director.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating interlibrary lending and borrowing
  • Providing circulation and “light reference” assistance
  • Opening and distributing postal mail
  • Checking in and shelving books and periodicals, filing cards, skimming newly received materials for items by/about staff, compiling a daily list of transcripts available and distributing
  • Processing new books acquired, compiling a monthly list of acquisitions
  • Taking part in an inventory/weeding/cataloging update project
  • Organizing and tagging photographs in archival boxes
  • Collaborating closely with other library staff to anticipate and solve problems and to plan actions needed to ensure a high level of service to library patrons/Carnegie researchers, and other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidate will have experience with OCLC WorldShare and cataloguing modules, possess excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, and be well organized, pay attention to detail, meet deadlines, be able to perform multiple tasks and projects concurrently, and be able to work cooperatively and independently with a willingness to learn new skills, concepts, and tools.
  • Candidate must be able to carry up to 25 pounds, bend low and reach high to shelve books, and walk to nearby libraries to pick up/return borrowed books.
  • A demonstrated commitment to providing high quality service is essential.
  • An interest in international affairs, working knowledge of and skill in searching bibliographical and full-text databases, and experience with EOS International ILS (standard modules) is preferred. Experience with Sharepoint is a plus.

Located in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, we offer an outstanding benefits package.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Law Section of the U.S. Programs, Law & Literature Division in the Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate of Library Services within the Library of Congress.

The Law Section at the Library of Congress seeks a cataloger with strong cataloging and classification skills to provide original and copy cataloging primarily for material in one or more of the following subject areas: US laws, international laws, legal topics, and social science. The incumbent will also catalog material in one or multiple Romance languages, such as Spanish, French, Italian, etc.

Applicants should submit a resume and transcripts of higher education.

Responsibilities
Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

Qualifications
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 metadata rules, practices, and procedures.**
  • Ability to use library software applications, integrated library platforms, and other information.**
  • Ability to communicate in one or multiple Romance languages, such as Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, etc.**
  • Knowledge of at least one of the following subject areas: US laws, international laws, legal topics, social science.**
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships and provide consultation and liaison services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $37,113 to $48,249 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Preservation Directorate of Library Services and can be used in the Collections Conservation Section of the Binding and Collections Care Division and in any section of the Conservation Division.

To assure long-term access to collections, the Library regularly labels, binds, repairs and provides custom protective enclosures for new acquisitions, at-risk materials, and fragile and damaged media in all formats.

The incumbent works under the direction of the Head, Collections Care Section, or the Head of the Conservation Division Collection Stabilization Section and performs repairs, and constructs housing and protective enclosures for the Library’s collections.

Responsibilities
Follows unrelated procedures and methods to support preservation and maintenance functions for collection materials. Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for Library materials from the permanent research collections for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are inappropriate. Houses collections-level materials by hand using protective enclosures such as folders, envelopes, sleeves, folders, or polyester encapsulations.

Performs basic repairs to collection materials, such as tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; tightening hinges; and repairing paper using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper. Humidifies and flattens materials as appropriate and constructs pockets to house material. Conducts treatment in a production environment by batching similar treatments.

Ensures equipment is in optimum working order. Orders needed supplies; troubleshoots equipment malfunction problems; and refers to service calls when appropriate. Participates in ensuring the safe operation of equipment. Equipment used may include board shears, guillotine ~ cutter, book presses, computers, mounting presses, Velo-bind machines, ultrasonic or heat- ~ welding equipment, box-making machines, fume hood, pressure and spray equipment for deacidification preparation or sewing frames.

Completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases and entering predetermined bibliographic information as prescribed by the appropriate rules for varying levels of cataloging.

Qualifications
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 preservation techniques for library collection materials**
  • Ability to plan, organize, and execute work within specified deadlines**
  • Ability to use computerized search tools, databases, or other computer applications.
  • Ability to operate and maintain specialized equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian (Law)
Location: U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
Come work for the USPTO, we have been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government®!
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. Our efforts have provided inventors exclusive rights over their discoveries. It’s an effort that continues to contribute to a strong global economy, to encourage investment in innovation and to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit for the 21st century. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees, including engineers, scientists, attorneys, analysts, IT specialists, etc. all dedicated to accomplishing the USPTO’s mission, vision, strategic goals and guiding principles. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Careers Website.

This position is location in the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, Office of the Deputy Commissioner foo Trademark Examination Policy, Trademark Law Library.

The Trademark Law Library provides reference and research services and serves as a repository of legal information and documentation on US pending, registered, and abandoned trademarks.

The primary purpose of this position is to assist the senior Librarian in providing access to information resources, including trade publications, legal electronic databases, journals, e-books and catalogs, and other select documents, e.g., dictionaries, Allen’s Trademark Digest, Trademark Reporter, etc.

A probationary period may be required

This vacancy is also being announced under the USPTO’s Merit Promotion Program, the Job Announcement Number is TMO-2018-0044. Please review that announcement to determine if you are eligible for consideration under the Merit Promotion Program.

Responsibilities
The individual(s) selected for this position will…

  • Compile the Trademark Law Library’s statistics in the areas determined to be most informative and useful for the library program and the Trademark Office.
  • Monitor spending on commercial databases & other Trademark Law Library accounts. Maintain financial records associated with the Fedlink accounts and other deposit accounts.
  • Track and monitor requisitions in the USPTO financial system, Momentum, to alert the supervisor to pay invoices in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act.
  • Review current periodicals and trade literature for new bibliographic tools, changes to existing databases, and improvements in computerized search techniques and equipment; regularly reports changes.
  • Recommend marketing/informational updates including, e.g., newsletters, flyers, library intranet notices, etc.; comprehensive periodicals holdings lists; searching guides and training sheets for the various USPTO databases.

 

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