Five Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Position: Associate Director for Collection Services, Library
Location: Georgetown University Law Library, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Georgetown University Law Library, located in the nation’s capital, and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, is one of the country’s premier legal research institutions. We strive to live up to our motto: “Supporting Scholarship, Excelling in Service, Leading in Technology.”

The Associate Director for Collection Services directly supervises the collection services operations, which encompass acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, and collection management (e.g., weeding, collection development, licensing) activities. The Associate Director for Collection Services serves as part of the Georgetown Law Library’s core leadership team, participating in short- and long-term strategic planning. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Planning and developing programs, goals, and objectives.
  • Researching and identifying trends and needs.
  • Establishing program direction.
  • Assessing program operations.
  • Modifying existing services and/or creating new ones to maintain or enhance services.
  • Managing reconciling, and running reports on the library’s collections budget for various departments and committees.
  • Supervising all staff in the cataloging and content acquisitions departments and serving as the primary point of contact for all other law library supervisors on policies, procedures, and collaborations.The Associate Director for Collection Services reports to the Associate Dean for Library Services and supervises up to 9 staff in ensuring that materials needed for the research, instructional or scholarly activities of the law school are acquired, accessible, and discoverable.Qualifications
  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • At least five years of supervisory experience
  • Understanding of acquisitions and/or cataloging and metadata and how these functions interact with other library operations
  • Demonstrated ability in learning and adapting to new technologies, and in mentoring and training others in same
  • Excellent communication and team-building skills
  • Experience in collection development and collection analysisPreferred qualifications
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or equivalent
  • Knowledge of current cataloging practices including RDA, MARC formats, Library of Congress classification system, BIBFRAME, Library of Congress subject headings and working knowledge of metadata tools and systems
  • Experience with budgeting and expense management
  • Experience with AlmaSalary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careerswebsite by using Job Number JR07138.Include a cover letter to the attention of Carole Prietto, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Preferably these documents should be combined into a single PDF.To ensure full consideration please submit your application by Friday, August 23, 2019.If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Carole Prietto at University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Position: Librarian (Law/Acquisitions/Cataloging)
Location: Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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.

As a Librarian (Law/Acquisitions/Cataloging), you will:

  • Develops policies, plans and objectives relating to cataloging services and the acquisition work of the Library.
  • Manages the operation and maintenance of the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Coordinates all aspects of the Library’s acquisition operations, including budget and ordering oversight, receipt and acceptance, vendor relations, and provides related statistics and reports.
  • Independently catalogs a full range of legal, tax, and business materials, including both original and copy cataloging.
  • Serves as the Library’s lead cataloger, providing guidance on resolving problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.
  • Administers and monitors the Library’s contracts and subscription agreements. Reviews statements and invoices and resolves billing problems as necessary.
  • Knowledge of librarianship with special skills in the areas of acquisitions, cataloging, procurement, and budget management.
  • Serves as the Library’s representative on key committees, task forces, and project teams on cataloging, acquisitions, and related systems.

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.

The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is Local. (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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  • 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.

Position: Senior Library Associate, Archives
Location: George Washington University, Washington, DC
Salary: $47500 – $57259

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The George Washington University (GW) Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI) is searching for a Senior Library Associate to work within the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC). The Senior Library Associate accessions and processes archival collections, hires and manages student assistants performing similar functions, participates in digitization initiatives, coordinates and manages retrieval of new acquisitions, participates in SCRC operational planning and decision-making, and supports public services operations through reference desk shifts, and pop-up exhibit and instruction support.

Full job posting:

Salary: $47,500 – $ 52,500 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position: Access Services Librarian
Location: University of District of Columbia

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Access Services Librarian/Assistant Professor is a highly visible position that supports the mission of the university and division by overseeing all aspects of the library’s circulation and reserve operations. Reporting to the director of the library, the librarian works collaboratively with circulation staff and librarians to enhance existing access services and develop new services, policies, and strategies, with an emphasis on superior customer service. The librarian diplomatically responds to patron concerns, complaints, and suggestions. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Information or Library Science
  • Two years of supervisory experience in an academic library or related setting
  • Experience with one or more aspects of access services: circulation, reserves, resource sharing, or stacks management
  • Knowledge of copyright and fair use as it applies to libraries
  • Computer proficient, including Microsoft Office and standard office equipment
  • Strong communication, organizational, and project management skills
  • Familiarity with Ex Libris Alma/Primo integrated library system preferred
  • Familiarity with ILLiad resource sharing preferred
  • Demonstrated evidence of involvement in professional research activities preferred
  • Ability to accommodate flexible scheduling six days a week