Six Positions: Washington, DC & Northern Virginia

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, a nonprofit historical and educational organization headquartered at Anderson House in Washington, D.C., seeks a dynamic library professional to manage reader services and outreach for its library, which houses a collection of 50,000+ rare and modern items focused on the era of the American Revolution.

Major Duties

The research services librarian is the primary staff member charged with promoting and managing use of the library collections, on-site and remotely. The research services librarian:

  • assists and advises scholars using the library collections, especially the Institute’s fellows and other academic users;
  • develops and manages special projects to promote and document the library collections, such as writing articles for the Institute’s publications and website and giving lectures and customized presentation to special groups;
  • develops and leads classes on using special collections for research, a hallmark of our library program;
  • oversees and manages the digitization of library collections and directs the development of the online Digital Library;
  • recruits and supervises the library’s volunteers and interns;
  • provides support to the Institute’s broader cultural initiatives, including exhibitions, educational programs, publications and special events; and
  • works closely with the Library Director to develop and enhance library programs and services.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent training and experience (knowledge of the history of the American Revolutionary era a plus);
  • at least three years of professional experience working with special collections and providing reference support in a library setting
  • knowledge of digitization protocols (experience with CONTENTdm a plus);
  • excellent interpersonal skills working with staff, volunteers, interns, researchers and other constituents of the library;
  • reading knowledge of French or other foreign language; and
  • demonstrated organizational skills, ability to work independently and take initiative, and effective writing and public speaking

Salary and Benefits

This is a mid-level position on the professional staff of the Society of the Cincinnati. The current budget allocation for this position is $55,000 per year (negotiable). Excellent benefits include paid annual and sick leave, health insurance, a 401(k) plan, and a monthly commuting stipend.

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter, including mention of where you learned about this opening, by email to:

Ellen McCallister Clark
Library Director
The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20008
emclark@societyofthecincinnati.org

Position: Senior Research & Reference Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a full-time Senior Research and Reference Librarian to work for a prestigious law firm’s Washington DC office. The librarian will provide high-quality research & references services in support of the firm’s various legal and administrative departments. The selected individual will work both independently and in collaboration with the research team. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic, service-oriented research professional.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with the Research and Reference team to design and deliver a valuable research to the firm.
  • Provides expert research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas using various print and digital resources.  Provides in-depth analysis and summarization of results.
  • Assists in the preparation of and delivery of relevant orientation and training programs.
  • Supports the development and maintenance of intranet reference collections.  Assists with link checking, collection development, and integration of subject-specific resources into the firm’s larger portal.
  • Assists in the development of paper and digital resources collections, the evaluation of new and existing research tools and makes recommendations for purchase or renewal or resources.

REQUIREMENTS

  • JD, MLS or MLIS from an accredited institution required.
  • 5-10 years of reference and research experience required.
  • Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment, preferred.
  • Expert knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge of legal and business electronic resources and databases.
  • Ability to work efficiently with keen attention to detail.
  • Good oral and written communication.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collection Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 385309.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
This position serves as a Digital Collection Specialist and is located within the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services within the Library Collection and Services Group at the Library of Congress. The position reports to the Head, Digital Content Management Section and is responsible for acquisitions, management of digital collections, project development, management, consultation, and liaison work.

The Digital Content Management Section is responsible for providing digital acquisitions support to Library Services, and for the lifecycle management of digital collections that are not otherwise under the care of a custodial division. The section also is responsible for managing the Library’s web archiving program and collections, and provides advice and assistance to the Law Library as needed. Digital Content Management Section staff collaborates with other Library curatorial units, technical staff and external organizations to establish best practices, implement new and streamline existing digital workflows, and identify digital content management problems and propose solutions for the content within the scope of the section.

Serves as a digital collections specialist for assigned tasks and workflows within the Digital Content Management Section. Applies knowledge of library policies and procedures related to the assigned tasks and workflows in order to acquire digital collection materials. Implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for the assigned tasks and workflows. Consults with senior members of the unit to resolve problems or issues. Ensures that content for the assigned workflows meets the Library’s format and metadata technical standards for acceptance.

According to the practices of the unit, acquires, creates or oversees creation of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata as needed for collection materials received. Manages automated workflows for ingesting, reviewing, describing, inventorying, and storing digital content. Performs or coordinates quality review of metadata elements for the assigned tasks and workflows. Processes files after ingest as necessary prior to storage. Implements corrective actions, including solutions to preempt problems, as appropriate. Conducts or initiates and coordinates re-work for files not meeting project requirements. Uses software and hardware tools to transfer digital collections received from various sources into LC systems, including both physical and virtual locations. Deletes or replaces digital objects; makes corrections. Utilizes software and hardware tools to assure proper storage locations and identifications. Creates and manages predominantly automated streams from acquisitions sources to storage on appropriate LC systems. Produces or coordinates production of derivative files as appropriate.

Applies approved digital content management technologies to digital content as assigned. Monitors indicators of preservation status of custodial materials as assigned. Takes appropriate corrective action as needed.

Assists in planning and implementing assigned portions of digital acquisitions projects. Suggests improvements to workflows for assigned content. Adheres to priorities and time-frames established by management.

Assists in implementing approved plans for assigned portions of projects, including recommendations on division of work between specialists and technicians assigned to a project. Tracks assigned portions of project workflow using software tools and schedules activities to move projects to completion, as assigned. Assists higher level staff of the unit to document and execute workflows. Makes recommendations for future improvements.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to the assigned tasks or workflows.

Consults with supervisors and team leads to resolve problems or issues. Contributes to the planning and implementation of workflow procedures and provides input for setting production goals for assigned tasks or workflows. In support of digital content management, assists in the training of staff within the section and service unit. Assists others inside and outside the section with resolving digital collections management questions related to the assigned tasks or workflows. Creates and makes presentations to internal stakeholders as needed.

Consults with stakeholders to assist in implementing digital collections projects. Offers suggestions and advice on operational and technical problems. Serves as point of contact and provides technical advice related to assigned digital content tasks or workflows.

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

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 best practices and procedures for the lifecycle management of digital collection materials.**
  • Knowledge of metadata and metadata best practices for managing digital collections.**
  • Ability to plan and carry out digital content management projects.
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison duties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Research Librarian (Natural Resources)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $69,581 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Resources, Science, and Industry Division seeks a Research Librarian which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry.

Responsibilities
The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on natural resources and/or environmental policy, including land and water resource management, air quality, and climate. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in federal natural resources or environmental agencies, earth sciences, or climate policy are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in public policy, industry, or legal research.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

Analyzes and solves research problems within designated policy research areas. Factors that affect the complexity of these problems include novelty, the difficulty in locating authoritative information, and the specialized nature of the subject area.

Responds to congressional and internal requests for information related to issues requiring in-depth knowledge of the context/background of the issue, and for information that is difficult to find and/or requires filtering/synthesis. Utilizes specialized knowledge to prepare responses to requests and develop and execute research methodologies for specialized topics.

Develops and maintains knowledge of research resources. Identifies, tests, and evaluates new, specialized research resources; performs market analyses on competing resources; and recommends specialized information resources and research materials for purchase or renewal.

Provides orientation and training/instruction to congressional clients, colleagues, and peers on research methods and research resources.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

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.

  • Ability to apply knowledge of reference sources in natural resources**
  • Ability to conduct information research**
  • Ability to communicate in writing**
  • Ability to utilize information technology**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others
  • Ability to focus on the client
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

Position: Acquisitions/Government Documents Technician
Location: Supreme Court of the United States Washington, DC
Salary: $42,308 to $67,687 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This is a full-time position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

Applicants who submitted their candidacy for vacancy #10440307 need not re-apply.

Closing Date: Sunday, 05/05/2019, 11:59 PM EDT

Responsibilities
The Acquisitions/Government Documents Technician performs a wide variety of tasks related to loose-leaf filing, receipt and processing of government documents, basic acquisitions support and general Technical Services and Special Collections Department duties as assigned. Primary tasks of the position include:

  • Filing loose-leaf services according to publishers’ written instructions;
  • Tracking missing or circulating volumes needed for filing;
  • Investigating and solving all filing problems including claims;
  • Receiving and claiming all government depository material;
  • Shelving government documents by Superintendent of Documents Classification System;
  • Supporting the library’s acquisitions work as requested;
  • Retrieving Records and Briefs and transcripts of Oral Arguments;
  • Distributing library material to Library staff, Chambers’ personnel, and Court Offices’ personnel;
  • Assisting the Serials staff with locating materials for binding.

Qualifications
Demonstrated experience with loose-leaf supplementation and filing procedures is required. Demonstrated experience with Superintendent of Documents Classification and Depository Library Systems is also required. One to two years of library work experience is preferred. Familiarity with library acquisitions processes is preferred. Knowledge of Millennium or other automated library system is preferred.

Education
Two or more years of college is required.

Position: Library Technician NF-02
Location: Army Installation Management Command, Fort Myer, VA
Salary: $15 to $18.50 per hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is Installation Wide. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

This position is located at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH)

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Responsibilities

  • Provides technician support by performing a wide variety of direct services to the public
  • Registers patrons, charges/discharges materials, processes overdues and reserves, assists with interlibrary loans and reserves, shelves library materials, prepares displays, programs activities
  • Answers basic reference questions, and assists customers in locating materials; and/or provides technical services support in a variety of functions: basic/copy cataloging, ordering/receiving/processing and de-acquisitioning of library materials.
  • Assists in maintaining accountability records and in performing shelf inventories.
  • Performs simple maintenance on the library’s automated systems.
  • Incumbent may perform physical exertion such as long periods of standing, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, pushing of loaded trucks; and recurring lifting of heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.