Five Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The successful candidate will serve as the Chief of the Public Services Division, Division of Library Operations, National Library of Medicine.

The Public Services Division is responsible for providing access to, maintaining, digitizing, and preserving material in the NLM collection. In addition, PSD staff develop and maintain MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus Connect, consumer health information resources available on the NLM website.

For more information: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/psd/psdhome.html

Responsibilities

  • Manages the operations of the Division including formulating, establishing and interpreting policies; developing, analyzing and reviewing programs; developing and implementing operational plans; developing budgetary and staffing requirements .
  • Serves as an authority and spokesperson on NLM’s services and resources for health professionals, researchers, librarians and the general public.
  • Directs Division development, improvement and overall management of Web based systems.
  • Leads a team of Division managers including the Deputy Chief and three Section Heads: Collection Access Section, Preservation and Collection Management Section, and Reference and Web Services Section.

Position: Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $57,510 to $90,461 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.

Closing Date: Friday, 08/23/2019, 11:59 PM EDT

Responsibilities
The Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian is responsible for planning and establishing policies and procedures for the management of all subscribed electronic resources in the Library, managing all processes related to serials control for both print and electronic materials, and coordinating the binding of all materials and facilitating the receipt of loose-leaf materials. Responsible for planning and establishing policies and procedures for the receipt and distribution of all library material to the Court, and supports the discovery of electronic resources through the online catalog and the Library’s virtual library presence. Independently provides operations support and access trouble-shooting for subscription-based products. Identifies and implements efficiencies that will improve access and workflows for electronic resources and serials. Directly supervises the work of the Serials/Receiving Technician.

Qualifications
Experience/knowledge of serials practices and with electronic resources in a library environment required. Demonstrated experience with library serial receiving procedures both manual and online. Familiarity with standard library binding practices and procedures. Prior experience with complex integrated library systems, including online catalog, serials binding and circulation subsystems. Familiarity with basic library budget procedures. Knowledge of MARC, BibFrame, KBART and serial record standards. Ability to effectively organize and prioritize time to resolve multiple electronic access challenges. Supervisory experience preferred.

Education
M.L.S. degree from an ALA accredited institution, with at least two years of law library experience required.

Position: Librarian (Law/Reference/Online Research)
Location: Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, the largest tax law firm in the country, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America’s taxpayers fairly and with integrity by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the internal revenue laws and the highest quality legal advice and representation for the Internal Revenue Service.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian (Law/Reference/Online Research), you will:

  • Participates in developing policies, plans, and objectives relating to research services with an emphasis on the use of online and other automated research systems. Helps establish and implement policies and procedures for use of online services.
  • Provides circulation and interlibrary loan services. Assists with using library facilities. Administers user ID access for online resources.
  • Performs complex literature searches, using print and online databases, which require systematic, comprehensive, and exhaustive searches for legal and non-legal information.
  • Monitors and tracks federal legislative activity of interest to the IRS. Utilizes online resources, and ensures comprehensive and timely tracking. Keeps key decision makers informed of legislative developments.
  • Provides comprehensive reference, research to legal personnel. Answering a wide range of reference questions relating to law, taxation, business, accounting, social security, government contracts, disclosure, and matters impacting federal employees. Includes handling complex regulatory and legislative research requests.
  • Provides expert witness research and vetting services for library clientele.
  • Provides training and detailed instructions to clientele on available library resources including search strategies for both print and online resources.
  • In connection with special research projects, incumbent establishes and monitors selective dissemination of information (SDI) searches to keep key clients abreast of developments, including articles, and publications in their special areas of interest.
  • Serves as the Library’s representative on key committees, task forces, and project teams.

Please note this list of duties is not all inclusive.

Position: Acquisition and Metadata Librarian
Location: Catholic University, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Overview
Performs and manages all aspects of the acquisition and receipt of print and electronic library resources. Performs and manages the creation, maintenance and enrichment of metadata representing the University Libraries digital, physical and virtual collections of resources.

Responsibilities
Manage the work of the acquisitions staff, developing and implementing procedures and workflows as needed. Plan and implement new initiatives that will improve service and efficiency. Oversee order placement, copy cataloging, invoicing, and receipt and claiming for all formats of library material: print, electronic and audiovisual. Monitor service contracts and license agreements. Serve as a contact with the University Purchasing and Accounts Payable departments. Track expenditures, vendor payments, encumbrances, and status of orders.

Perform original and complex copy cataloging for print and non-print materials including classifying library material using Library of Congress classification. Work collaboratively with other units to develop, implement and evaluate procedures, standards and workflows relating to cataloging and metadata creation.

Participates, as a professional member in the University Libraries with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning, including: involvement in committees and special ad hoc projects; establishment and maintenance of communication with faculty and patrons in other areas of the university; provision of information and access to information resources; and contribution to the library profession and engagement in professional development activities. Manage variety of tasks in response to shifting priorities and changing constraints.

Qualifications
American Library Association Accredited MLS, MSLIS or recognized equivalent.

A minimum of three (3) years of substantial professional experience in acquisition of library materials in print and electronic formats in an academic library. Experience with materials published in a variety of formats. Experience with an integrated online library system and major bibliographic utility (OCLC). Experience with complex acquisitions of library materials.

Knowledge of current trends and new developments in library technical services. Working knowledge of cataloging practice and standards including MARC and RDA. Knowledge of core skills, including e-resources and management, automated bibliographic systems, serials control and approval plans.

Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions. Expertise with web resources and standard office software, including competence in bibliographic and acquisitions data management. Knowledge of new library management systems, preferably Alma. Basic understanding of licensing and copyright issues.

Ability to lead change and foster innovation. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills. Some supervisory experience preferred.

Position: Committee Archivist
Location: US Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is seeking a detail-oriented, organized Archivist for the Committee.  Responsibilities include overseeing the archiving and management of Committee records, and the maintenance of relevant archiving policies and procedures. The Committee Archivist will survey records management practices, recommend and implement improvements, work with staff to maintain textual and electronic records in an appropriate manner, ascertain and ensure the completeness of legislative, oversight, and nominations documentation, prepare inventories of archival transfers, and serve as liaison with the Senate Archivist in transferring records to the Archives and in retrieving records from the Archives. Required professional credentials include a graduate degree in American history or archival/library management, or specialized training at an archival institute.  Experience on Capitol Hill or with the political process is highly desirable, as well as knowledge of the historic role of the Senate Judiciary Committee in executive and judicial nominations, executive branch oversight, and legislative issues. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@feinstein.senate.gov and include “Committee Archivist” in the subject line.

  • Job Title: COMMITTEE ARCHIVIST
  • Reference Number: 225206
  • Posting Date: 07/15/2019