Three Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Computer Services Technician
Location: Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, MD
Salary: $40,076 to $44,426

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

We seek an enthusiastic, technology loving, and customer-focused individual who works well in a team environment to join our IT department!  Calvert Library is an organization that values lifelong learning, curiosity, building connections and teamwork.  Excellent customer service is a core operating principle.

If you embody Calvert Library’s values and are passionate about the power of public libraries to transform communities, consider joining Calvert Library as a full-time Computer Services Technician.

Interested candidates should complete an application online ASAP.  Position will close December 23, 2019 or earlier if we receive the maximum number of applications.  Apply at calvertlibrary.appone.com.

At Calvert Library, staff have the opportunity to empower individuals by facilitating lifelong learning and to strengthen the community by encouraging connections to fellow community members and the world. Calvert Library circulates over a million items and provides exceptional customer service at its 4 locations, and via 2 mobile library vehicles. We have an extensive network of community partners including Calvert County Public Schools.

To sign up for notifications when we have openings, visit our postings site.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services., Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in in the Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 317063.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
This position reports to the Chief, Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD), Preservation Directorate. The Directorate is responsible for the long-term, uninterrupted access to the Library’s numerous and diverse collections through a variety of preservation programs. The incumbent provides assistance to PRTD programs and projects involving scientific analysis and research related to the preservation of collections; the development and maintenance of scientific reference collections; and the testing of materials used to exhibit, house, or store collections to ensure they meet current Library specifications.

Operates scientific and imaging equipment to conduct typical capture of data and digital images on a variety of library materials and scientific reference samples using both detailed and more general specifications. Conducts post-processing of resulting data and digital images.

Performs organization, arrangement, and description work on many scientific records or data files. Assesses the correctness of data and metadata and makes both minor and some major corrections as needed. Consults with senior staff on an as needed basis when correcting or significantly altering data or metadata.

Performs organization, arrangement, and description work on a number of materials in scientific sample collections (such as the Center for Library Scientific Samples (CLASS) and the Center for Library Scientific Samples – Digital (CLASS-D).

Conducts basic and moderate testing and quality assurance procedures on a variety of materials to evaluate the materials considered to exhibit, house, or store collection materials using both well-defined and more general specifications. Compiles data and reports on testing results for review. Assists supervisor in developing new testing or quality assurance procedures. Performs routine maintenance and calibration of equipment according to specifications provided and maintains program documentation. Performs routine and difficult maintenance activities related to testing and quality assurance, including assisting with inventory control and management of computing and software systems. Assists supervisor in training staff on testing and quality assurance procedures.

Position: Library Technician (Collections)
Location: Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library, 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 Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.
The incumbent for this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
The position description number for this position is 311003.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The incumbent is responsible for assisting Division supervisors and staff with the resolution of processing workflow problems and for providing input for the resolution of technical discrepancies arising from the implementation of the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) and its specific applications to Law Library workflow.

Makes decisions regarding collections maintenance issues for a unit. Applies in-depth knowledge to complex collections maintenance issues in the ILS. Maintains statistical reports of work performed and submits them on a weekly basis. Develops plans to expedite sorting, arranging, and shelving of special collections material such as legal Gazettes, computer disks or microform receipts.

Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in ILS bibliographic, holdings and item records. Maintains ILS records for current and retrospective materials, along with their associated advance sheets, supplementary pamphlets or pocket parts, to include suppression, masking and removing reference locations of materials in the ILS.

Identities, investigates, searches, and resolves technical processing problems and discrepancies associated with implementation of the integrated library system modules. Performs preliminary searching of non-duplicates, recording such information as title data, personal name, edition data, publisher, and place and date of publication. Completes complex searches to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole, identifying variant editions, and slipping them with annotated slips to facilitate the cataloging process. Locates, identities and resolves problems with library materials generated by ongoing inventory and collections improvement programs and special projects. Reviews rebound and relabeled materials coming into the law collections. Checks the accuracy of the label and spine markings. Monitors incoming serial and monographic receipts including supplements and loose-leaf updates from acquisition and cataloging units throughout the library. Takes responsibility for seeing that legal serials and journals are sorted and distributed for prompt identification. Marking and distribution. Proposes and implements workflow improvements for processing incoming materials and takes the appropriate steps to avoid backlogs which impede access to the processed receipts.

Serves as an expert in the intricacies of the library’s many catalogs and retrieval tools. Performs the most difficult special search requests. Identifies items that are vague or not readily found in the library’s catalogs, publishers’ lists, or in the other bibliographic lists. Locates and expedites the retrieval of elusive and difficult to locate materials. Utilizes all possible means of originality and inventiveness in identifying specific items in book reviews, trade lists, bibliographies and other authoritative sources.