Six Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Cataloger)
Location: American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Cataloger position is located in the American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The purpose of this position is to assist in providing descriptive access to the Center’s archives, one of the largest repositories of ethnographic materials from the United States and around the world. These collections include extensive audiovisual documentation of traditional arts, cultural expression, and oral histories, documenting the songs, stories, and other creative expressions of people from diverse communities. Under the direction of the Head of the Archives, the incumbent performs the full range of original cataloging duties for unpublished or rare materials, which requires specialized knowledge of folklife, ethnomusicology, documentary studies, oral history, and/or considerable knowledge of analog and digital specialized format areas (manuscripts, photographs, audio and moving image materials, etc.).

Working in a team environment, follows cataloging rules and applies archival theory and practice for describing collection materials. Creates and edits MARC catalog records and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids. Establishes new personal and corporate names and uniform titles, with appropriate cross-references, for inclusion in the name authority file. Joins a team that administers the American Folklore Society (AFS) Ethnographic Thesaurus.

Analyzes material to determine its relationship to the existing collections. Assists in ensuring that records adhere to appropriate national and international standards. Interprets present and past cataloging rules. Demonstrates a high degree of accuracy, consistency, and cultural competency in performing work assignments.

The position description number for this position is 012616

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

Position: Librarian (Electronic Resources)
Location: Applied Research and Methods (ARM), Office of the Managing Director, Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $93,714 to $149,141 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Applied Research and Methods (ARM), Office of the Managing Director. This position will serve as a senior Librarian and agency expert, responsible for managing, coordinating, and implementing library systems and technology resources for the delivery of library content and services, as well as serving as the principle advisor on library systems and technology. To learn more about ARM and its Centers, please visit us at: ARM

The ARM team is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a senior Librarian and agency expert responsible for managing, coordinating, and implementing library systems and technology resources for the delivery of library content and services; and serving as the principle advisor on library systems and technology. Duties involve, but are not limited to, the following:

• Providing innovative user-responsive access to the digital library materials, systems, and services; and designing and managing complex systems including all electronic resources throughout their life cycle of access, administration, support, and evaluation.
• Administering and configuring the library’s integrated library system, and collaborating with stakeholders to develop, configure, enhance, and maintain the library’s discovery environments and their supporting systems, such as electronic resource management system, link resolver, discovery layer, library Web sites.
• Leading usage and resource data collection projects to support collection decisions and budgeting allocations.
• Preparing and developing written guidelines, training guides, or Web-based resources relating to library automation products and services in the following areas, integrated library system, electronic resource management system, link resolver, discovery layer, library Web sites.
• Providing expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to other technical specialists and GAO management on short- and long-range planning for library systems and future conversion(s) to the next generation of systems as technology continues to change.
• Maintaining expert knowledge of emerging trends and issues in discovery, metadata, and user behavior that have potential for enhancing access to library resources and services; and evaluating potential new services and technologies and recommends policy and procedural changes that improve access or efficiency.
• Providing authoritative advice on library systems in the federal environment to other library and information professional within and outside GAO, participating in federal working groups and at the national level.

Position:Supervisory Librarian
Location: Germanic and Slavic Division and in the U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $134,789 to $164,200 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

These positions are located in the Germanic and Slavic Division and in the U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for these positions is 383007.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbents of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the Division. Primarily responsible for the direction and management of the Division to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations, develops new programs, and recommends actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate. Serves as Security Officer of the Division and has final division authority and responsibility for the security and safe handling of materials while they are in the Division. Ensures other government property is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage. Provides direct administrative oversight of all the varied functions of the Division. These may include cataloging, acquisitions, and training as well as functions associated with other Library programs related to cataloging, acquisitions, and training. Analyzes and develops new cataloging practices and standards cited as authoritative by other libraries.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staffs, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major publishers and vendors, and distinguished members of the public. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with Library management and officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, to advance the programs and objectives of the Library.

Engages actively in developing and maintaining effective liaison and public relations with representatives of State and Federal agencies, libraries, national foundations, and national learned societies and institutions. Visits these institutions to initiate and strengthen purchase, exchange, and gift programs obtaining first-hand information and establishing procedures for acquiring material needed for the Library’s collections for his/her geographic region. Represents the Library to significant groups of users of its services and relates the programs and activities of the Division to others. Represents the Library on matters pertaining to the work of the Division in conference with cooperative program partners, vendors, exchange partners, publishers, donors, government agencies, etc., and at meetings of international committees, professional organizations, standard-making bodies, etc.

Serves as the primary advisor on the acquisition and cataloging of materials in the Division served. Counsels appropriate management staff and officials within the Library on matters related to the acquisition and cataloging of materials in the appropriate scope and format for the Division. Advises on the appropriate methods and techniques to use to achieve program goals and objectives. Provides leadership to facilitate the adjustment of operations to meet changing program needs, advances in technology, and variations in workload. Utilizes an expert knowledge of acquisitions and bibliographic access policies and practices and an intimate acquaintance with the requirements for the storage and retrieval of bibliographic information to improve acquisitions and bibliographic control policies and practices within the Library of Congress and throughout the library community. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits.

Formulates and administers policies affecting the Division. Develops, evaluates, and implements policy for the Service Unit affecting Library-wide programs. Explores and establishes long-range development plans and short-term strategies. Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including top management, in wide reaching decision making procedures. In the area of expertise, provides a major leadership role in the development of acquisition and bibliographic access standards, policies, practices, programs, and guidelines with a nation-wide impact.

Position: Associate Dean, Libraries and Academic Innovation
Location: George Washington University, Gelman Library, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation (GW LAI) is seeking applications for an Associate Dean (AD) to provide leadership to a vibrant and responsive organization. GW LAI has embarked on an exciting path, serving as a catalyst to spark innovation and new ideas throughout the George Washington University community. Fundamental to our vision is the proactive role that GW LAI plays in sustaining and expanding our intellectual partnerships with faculty and students across the university. This requires an empowered, agile and highly collaborative staff that is willing to provide leadership and ensure growth in responding to an ever-changing information landscape.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Experience in leading and/or supporting research investigations into innovative information technologies.
  • Advanced degree in an area studies field.
  • Knowledge of special collections and archives.
  • Strong project planning and management, with a successful track record of defining and meeting schedules with the resources that are available.
  • Demonstrated experience with program development and collaboration.
  • Experience with initiating grant opportunities and working on grant-funded projects.
  • Experience with digital library planning and development.
  • Experience as an instructor or providing instruction in collaboration with faculty in university-level courses.
  • Experience with using technology to support knowledge management as well as teaching and scholarship.
  • Track record of contributions to the field through scholarly publications and presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain deep collaborative relationships to deliver effective services to users.
  • Understanding of innovations in higher education, especially related to information, teaching & learning, and research.

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: George Washington University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI) is seeking applications for a Data Services Librarian to specialize in data visualization or geospatial data competencies (GIS). The successful candidate will join a growing team that is leading the development and provision of services to support researchers in the discovery, access, analysis, management, preservation, and publication of data. The Data Services Librarian will support researchers across the full data lifecycle, helping meet the needs of data-intensive research and teaching in a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences. In collaboration with others, they will help LAI grow its support of computational literacy and thinking and contribute to a portfolio of research and data consultations and classroom instruction. The Librarian will help deepen our workshop offerings in data visualization, data analysis, and/or GIS while contributing to a robust curriculum that currently includes topics such as programming in a number of languages and packages; working with data markup and encoding; using APIs and other techniques to retrieve data from online data sources and websites; and data cleaning and manipulation. In addition to helping GWLAI meet curricular needs by increasing the visibility of available data-related resources and services, the Data Services Librarian will be a teaching partner in GW’s first year writing and research instruction program.

The Librarian will collaborate with campus units including the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and the Division of Information Technology (DIT) in order to support research data management at GW. The selected candidate will help researchers address relevant management issues related to the research data lifecycle, including creating data management plans; developing preservation and storage plans for research data; selecting and using data repositories for archiving and sharing; and meeting funding requirements for data integrity and access. They will also provide guidance to researchers in establishing data management practices and in selecting appropriate tools and technologies to help with analyzing and managing data throughout the research lifecycle.

Position: Library Systems Specialist
Location: ASRC Federal, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

ASRC Federal Mission Services, a subsidiary of ASRC Federal, is seeking a Library Systems Specialist to support our on-going programs at the EPA.

ASRC Federal Mission Services holds a nationwide contract for library and records management services with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. ASRC librarians, records managers and support staff collect, organize and maintain library and records materials; assist EPA and external customers with document delivery/ILL, reference and research services, etc.

Key Role:

  • Support, maintain, develop, upgrade, and troubleshoot library systems, including the Online Library System (OLS), the Library Network’s National Library Catalog, and accompanying operations modules for Circulation and Serials Management.
  • Work closely the TOCOR/ATOCOR, system owners, system POCs, the OLS Work Group, and librarians in the EPA National Library Network to respond to requests for assistance, to provide reports, ad-hoc requests for data, as well as training on each aspect of the OLS and other library systems and resources.
  • Respond to administrative and technical inquiries in a timely manner. Provide reports and statistics which are complete, concise, accurate, and delivered in a timely manner.
  • Design and develop new applications and redesign and maintain existing applications in support of the EPA National Library Network operations. This may include database design, Web development, testing, documentation, implementation, training, day-to-day operations, data entry, security, user support, and knowledge of Section 508 regulations.
  • Provide input on library resource acquisition, manage the deployment of complex library systems and participate in the development of procedures.