Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian Relations Consultant
Location: LexisNexis, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Librarian Relations Consultant is responsible for driving research revenue and positively impacting product use, preference and advocacy within the assigned law firm accounts by understanding and communicating librarian client needs; training and supporting librarians on new and existing LexisNexis offerings; and generating leads for new products and content. The Librarian Relations Consultant also works on special projects that benefit librarian clients, and represents LexisNexis at select industry conferences and events. The Librarian Relations Consultant works closely with the LexisNexis account team for assigned law firm accounts.

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Position: Librarian (Manuscript-Historian)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Two (2) Librarians (Manuscript Historians-Specialists) will be selected from this vacancy announcement. One specialist will be selected to work with the Library’s collections in the history of science and technology in America with a subject expertise sufficient to acquire collections in that field, and one specialist will be selected to work with the Library’s collections related to modern American history with a subject expertise sufficient to acquire collections in that area.

The Manuscript Specialist (Historian) has primary curatorial and acquisition responsibilities for the collections of the Manuscript Division, one of the foremost special collections repositories in the world. The division collects and preserves personal papers of prominent individuals and the records of political, social, and professional organizations, and makes these materials available to researchers.The specialist works under the general supervision of the chief of the Manuscript Division and performs at a high degree of responsibility in the areas of acquisitions, interpretation of collections, outreach, and advanced reference capacities.

Possesses authoritative knowledge in an era of American history, such as the modern period, or in a narrower but very complex subject area of American history, such as the history of science and technology. Uses this highly specialized knowledge to locate hard-to-find materials, personal papers, organization records, historical documents, and other manuscript and archival materials and to negotiate with the creator or owner to acquire the materials.

Researches and writes books, articles, blog posts, and other publications. Makes presentations on historical topics involving complex interrelationships of historical facts and requiring substantial critical judgment. Presentations and publications are heightened by the necessity to present an objective, comprehensive picture of the subject under consideration that clearly establishes the relative values and importance of the many and varied historical facts involved.

Proposes and oversees digital projects and physical exhibitions, and curates their content.

Uses a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of American history, archival methods and the research needs of the scholarly community. Analyzes existing Library of Congress manuscript and archival holdings to identify areas that need to be supplemented or where holdings in specific fields are inadequate. Prepares memoranda of recommendation. Reviews plans for organizing newly acquired manuscript collections. Develops criteria for disposing of unneeded material and justifies recommendations regarding the disposition of redundant or inappropriate material of little or no historical documentary value from newly acquired collections of personal papers and organization records. Analyzes the condition of collections and recommends preservation treatment to safeguard them from deterioration, damage or destruction, or from impairment of their value through disarrangement or alteration. Considers the need for microfilming, digitizing, or photocopying.

Works as needed collaboratively with other subject specialists and curators, and with librarians, archivists, digital liaisons and designers, exhibition coordinators, and administrators in various units and research centers of the Library, and/or at other institutions and agencies in the analysis, promotion, and interpretation of Library collections. Prepares analytic reports on acquisitions and division activities and holdings.

Makes collections and the information in or about them available in response to individual requests. Exercises a highly specialized knowledge of the subject matter and archival holdings in order to assist specialized researchers and other users of the manuscript collections and archival records.

Position: Experienced Metadata Cataloger, Russian or Spanish Language Specialty
Location: Backstage Library Works, on-site at the Library of Congress

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Backstage Library Works is seeking a cataloger to work on-site at the Library of Congress, processing Russian or Spanish language materials.

Catalogers will work with materials to create original MARC records according to the library’s RDA record guidelines. Prior to hiring, each cataloger must demonstrate knowledge of standard cataloging practice and moderate fluency in the language in which they will be specializing. We will not be accepting entry level candidates.

Catalogers may be hired as full-time hourly employees of Backstage Library Works, or as independent contractors working at a per-record rate (see below for details). All work must be performed on-site at the library but contract catalogers are encouraged to apply.

This project is expected to run through June, 2019. However, this is a short-term position, and each cataloger’s employment will conclude with the completion of their language category.

Catalogers should clearly state their language(s) of expertise in the cover letter.


Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Alex McComas (

Include the language(s) for which you are applying and your preference for working as a contractor or full-time employee.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.