Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Technical Services Technician)
Location: Technical Services Section of Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $41,369 to $53,774 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Technical Services Section of Prints & Photographs Division, which acquires, organizes, describes, preserves, and makes available for research use a wide variety of original and historical visual materials in both physical and digital formats.

The position description number for this position is 128788.

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

Incumbent applies numerous established practices in processing materials, consisting of original and historical visual formats including photographic prints and negatives, fine and historical prints, documentary and architectural design drawings, posters, cartoons, and digital files. Recognizes various types of material in order to receive, accession, sort, and arrange collections in different ways (e.g., by format, alphabetic, chronologic, geographic, or numeric). Prepares material for use and storage by performing basic filing, archival housing, hand-marking, automated labeling, bar coding, and shelving tasks. Consults about material that is duplicate, extraneous, or in need of evaluation for special preservation treatment.

Performs collection management activities for a variety of material, including pulling and refilling, transferring material to and from off-site storage, keeping stack location guides up to date, preservation stabilization such as replacing worn folders and boxes, relabeling, marking for identification and security, shelf reading, and collection shifting.

Performs a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases to identify what physical and digital items are in the division’s care and helps track where they are. Compiles and enters information in automated and manual systems for inventories, container lists, or other kinds of finding aids using box and folder information and other data gathered during processing or provided by senior staff. Prepares preliminary access or inventory records for single items or collections using judgment to apply a substantial number of established procedures of the division to capture call numbers, creator names, titles, dates, and physical description. Searches online and print resources to research and verify information including place names and creator names. Proofs records to ensure accuracy and updates data as needed. Determines the correctness of data within the appropriate fields. Identifies duplicated entries.

Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of microcomputer operations and of designated microcomputer software packages for word processing, database management, statistical compilations, and bibliographic production.

Other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technician (Documents)
Location: US Senate Library, Washington, DC
Salary: $44,292 – $68,652

Full posting on the University of Maryland blogMLIS.

This is support work providing information resources to Senate and Library staff. Work includes maintaining
and controlling collection resources, creating and updating online records, and organizing and filing research
materials within the Library and storage areas. Work is bound by Resource Description and Access cataloging
rules, Library of Congress classification and subject heading guidelines, MARC standards for bibliographic
and authority records, Federal Depository Library Program guidelines, Secretary of the Senate policies and
procedures, the U.S. Senate Handbook, and the Senate Ethics Manual, but requires independent judgment in
setting priorities and handling assignments. Work is performed under the general direction of the Access
Services Librarian

Deadline for Applications

February 19, 2019

Applications will NOT be accepted after 11 :59 p.m.

The online application can be found on the Human Resources Department’s employment page on the Senate’s public website –

All applicants should complete a Secretary of the Senate Application for Employment (and, if applicable, an Application for Veterans’ Preference and supporting documentation specified on that form) and attach a cover letter and current resume to the online application through the link listed above.

Qualified candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview.

Do NOT mail. No phone calls please.

Position: Head of Access Services
Location: Mullen Library, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Access Services assists in the delivery of research materials in print and electronic format to faculty, students, and the broader library community. It encompasses consortium loan, interlibrary loan, document delivery, circulation, course reserves, collection security, and stacks management. Through innovative leadership, creative planning and management, a thorough understanding of resource sharing technologies, and continuous training and motivation of staff, the Head of Access Services ensures that all functions of the department are performed to meet the goal of providing users with access to the information they need, as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Provides administrative oversight of Access Services, including planning for user services and management of resources and personnel. Recommends for hire, supervises and trains full-time and part-time staff in the provision of stacks management, resource sharing, reserves, circulation, and collection security services in Mullen Library. Establishes Access Services policies and procedures, in consultation with the Director of Research & Instruction and approval of the University Librarian. Develops and implements new services to meet changing user needs. Manages collection of patron service charges, fines, and fees. Fosters a philosophy of efficient, professional, and courteous customer service. Provides individual and group outreach to faculty and students on Access Services policies, procedures, and services. Coordinates Access Services-related matters with staff in the library system, the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), Technology Services, Enrollment Services, the registrar, the public safety office, and Alumni Relations. Represents the library at WRLC committee meetings related to consortium Access Services matters. Collects data and prepares usage and other reports for various levels of the library administration, university, and consortium. Has oversight of the hiring and training of student workers and works closely with the Coordinator, Instruction and Engagement Services on the cross training of student workers who have work assignments both in Access Services and Research & Instructional Services.

Position: Evening Circulation Supervisor
Location: Mullen Library, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Evening Circulation Supervisor handles all circulation activities; closes the library stacks and manages evening building security Sunday – Thursday; assists the Circulation & Student Supervisor, supervising part-time staff; assists with stacks management and resource sharing activities, as needed; and collects statistical data on circulation services. The Evening Circulation Supervisor reports to the Head of Access Services.


  • Handles all circulation services in Mullen Library: borrowing, renewing, and processing returned materials; conducts searches and recalls for items not on the shelf; and collects fines and fees. With the Circulation & Student Supervisor, implements policies and procedures for circulation services, regularly reviews the policies and procedures, and recommends revisions. Closes the library and the stacks from Monday to Friday.
  • Assists with on-site coordination of May Gallery events as necessary. Provides backup support for reserves, security desk, and other areas as needed.
  • Assists Circulation & Student Supervisor in the following activities: training and on-site supervision, and scheduling of part-time circulation services employees and ensuring that training is successful and that all circulation services employees follow policies and procedures.
  • Assists with stacks management, resource sharing, and other Access Services duties. Able to work a flexible schedule seven days a week.
  • Collecting appropriate statistical data and incorporating it into monthly and annual written reports of Access Services activities.