6 Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Reference and Digital Services Librarian
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS) Knowledge Services Group, Library of Congress, Washington DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Knowledge Services Group is accepting applications under its 2019 Graduate Recruit Program for a Reference and Digital Services Librarian. This position will be filled at the GS-09 level (see “Duties” below).

Clarification from the agency
Graduate students and Library of Congress employees who meet all of the following eligibility requirements: 1. U.S. Citizenship 2. Current enrollment in or anticipated graduation from an appropriate, accredited advanced degree program. (Library employees may already possess a graduate degree). At the time of appointment, Library employees must maintain employment status without a break in service.

Position: Librarian, NB-1410-IV
Location: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Salary: $61,343 to $113,676 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

As a Librarian, you will manage subscriptions to financial data and other subject areas.

As a Librarian, you will:
-Complete tasks associated with assigned subscriptions, including acquisitions workflow, collection development, responding to reference requests, updating web content, and delivering user training.
-Perform contracting officer representative (COR) for a portfolio of contracts for financial data and other subscriptions.
-Assess the information needs of user groups to plan for acquisitions. Meet with content providers/vendor to determine the optimal level of service.
-Work on group projects, communicating information to team members and engaging in problem solving.

Position: Digital Librarian
Location: Office of Inspector General, Department of Defense, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The DoD offers the full range of Federal benefits and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.


  • Develops or applies techniques for automating information description, classification, and extraction (e.g. auto-classification and auto-categorization).
  • Builds, revises and enforces auto-classification policies and taxonomies.
  • Searches, collects, and preserves information using automated recordkeeping tools, systems, and technologies in response to complex requests that include sensitive information and classified materials.
  • Evaluates the design and usability of information to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the OIG information life cycle and the organization, navigation and findability of information.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes information to provide insights and advice to leaders to support business decisions.
  • Identifies sources and strategy for content capture, identifies issues associated with sharing content across and outside the agency.

Position: Assistant Director, Advocacy Engagement and Capacity
Location: American Library Association, Washington, DC
Salary: Negotiable from the mid-60s

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking a full-time grassroots professional to join our Public Policy and Advocacy Office located in Washington, DC.

ALA is the foremost national association for libraries and information centers in the world, delivering pragmatic solutions to pressing issues such as expanding economic opportunity, advancing education and learning in the global economy, as well as strengthening the public interest in information policy issues such as telecommunications, copyright, access to government information, funding, privacy and free speech.


This is a new position for the Public Policy and Advocacy Office. The Assistant Director of Advocacy Engagement and Capacity will be responsible for developing and growing ALA’s National Network of Advocates and providing technical assistance and training to strengthen state chapters in developing and implementing policy and advocacy strategies.

The Assistant Director will serve as the key point of coordination for the network’s policy-advocacy capacity building efforts, including trainings, Hill Days, fly-ins and virtual conferences for ALA members. They will also lead ALA members to engage in advocacy efforts at the national, state and local level and will work closely with the Public Policy and Advocacy team to advance ALA’s public policy priorities.

Candidates should have an interest in working for a membership organization with strong grassroots network; ability to recruit and lead advocates; coordinate a diverse group of stakeholders; and excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Position: Part-time Reference Librarian
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary: $18.00-$21.00/hr

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The primary responsibilities are to provide research assistance to a diverse user population in the use of the online catalog and discovery layer, 500+ databases, and the print collection; partner with writing studies faculty to teach introductory-level information literacy skills to undergraduates; provide email, FAQ, and chat research assistance services; create and maintain online research and instructional information through learning objects; and perform other research assistance and instructional services as needed.

Position: Part-Time Librarian
Location: Marymount University, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This is a part-time position; 12 hrs a week. The department is flexible and will work with the incumbent’s schedule.

The Part-time librarian supports students by providing reference service, library instruction sessions, and selecting appropriate library materials and supports teaching faculty by providing in depth research.