Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Automation Operations Coordinator)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


This position is located in the Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery & Preservation Services, LCSG
The position description number for this position is 179602.
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.


This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside the Library. Assists clients in developing complex projects.

Manages special projects that have a significant impact on the delivery of customer support services. Represents the division in planning for the installation and implementation of new systems (e.g., upgrade to a new operating system). Leads efforts to define post-implementation support requirements. Develops and implements performance criteria to ensure that requirements are achieved.

Leads quick-response teams in responding to customer service problems resulting from catastrophic events, such as virus infections or power outages. Consults with other experts in other specialty areas to develop integrated action plans. Issues communication to inform customers of problems and to instruct them in taking necessary actions. Plans and coordinates actions with interagency infrastructure protection groups to ensure an integrated response to problems of a potentially extensive nature.

Analyzes and resolves problems related to the resolution of user hardware, software application, and system problems. Anticipates issues/problems relating to complex hardware and software applications. Troubleshoots a wide range of user application problems reported by staff. Serves as the division’s coordinator for telecommunications equipment, operations, services and maintenance.

Serves as division expert for database management systems. Provides technical support to computer personnel and users throughout the Library of Congress engaged in the development and implementation of the systems and subsystems required to meet the data processing needs of the Library of Congress. Works with end users to establish and enforce database standards, procedures, and guidelines.

Designs and manages database systems for a division-wide or directorate-wide application with multiple users in more than one division or program office. Develops, monitors and maintains DBMS environments and objects such as tables, indexes, and views. Assists with the backup, restoration, reorganization, and recovery work on database and associated files. Monitors database and associated files. Performs physical database design, implementation, and testing. Conducts workflow analysis to reduce redundancy and improve efficiency. Reviews procedural changes to determine impact on users. Recommends changes in procedures.

Plans and implements innovative technologies including development of short-range plans for information technology applications which have agency-wide impact and benefit. Develops detailed project plans, timetables, and coordination control to ensure the integrity of the system design and development and the success of implementation.

Applies new technologies to projects and systems to improve access to information and productivity.

Oversees, coordinates, and manages the Library of Congress-wide library computer equipment and automated services. Coordinates with the division staff and other cooperative partners to assure interconnectivity and continued upgrades to shared resources.

Ensures the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of systems administration services for the division or directorate. Resolves hardware/software interface and inter-operability problems.

Position: Reference and Digital Services Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a Reference and Digital Services Librarians to join its Knowledge Management Section. The selectee will perform reference and instructional services, and will maintain and develop web-based information tools and services.



Facilitates and coordinates communication with stakeholders and collaborates with CRS staff to assist in the development and improvement of web-based information tools and services. Participates in the development and improvement of internal websites, including updating content and assisting in integrating new features and technologies. Applies standard and emerging practices of librarianship and other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information and management of information access.

Participates in and/or leads the maintenance of digital services such as bibliographic reference management, virtual reference, digital archives and repositories. Organizes information to improve access and retrieval.


Contributes to the development or enhancement of information tools to support CRS’s research activities, identifies project-related issues or problems, formulates requirements for tools and systems to address these needs, and liaises with information technology specialists regarding incorporation of these requirements into new or enhanced information systems.

Participates in digital content and knowledge management projects. Assists with ongoing assessment of CRS’s information services through data gathering and analysis, and exploratory research on standard storage and access options and preservation strategies. Participates in research and evaluation, and in the planning, design, development, testing, and implementation of new digital services.

Keeps abreast of developments affecting knowledge management, metadata, and information retrieval.


Provides electronic and print research and reference services. Promotes the use of electronic research materials by staff and coordinates the development of training guides (e.g., library tutorials, web-based instruction, and web pages). Identifies information resources to respond to research needs, instructs clients in the use of digital resources in face-to-face and classroom settings, updates documentation related to content administration and management, and assists with client outreach activities.

Develops and maintains a broad knowledge of CRS information resources, current events, research activities, and research resources. Integrates this knowledge into designing new tools and technology or facilitating or enhancing use of current tools and technology.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience; knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information; and an understanding of the principles of information management, metadata, and information retrieval are encouraged to apply.

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.

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.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Reference Librarian (Team Lead)
Location: National Defense University
Salary: $75,524 – $81,608

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Defense University is recruiting for a Reference Librarian (Team Lead) in Reference and Instructional Services. This position is responsible for providing comprehensive instructional services on research methods and the use of Library resources in all formats; reference and research services; and curriculum development support services to University students, faculty, staff, and authorized outside users.


  • Participates in the development and delivery of a comprehensive instructional program focused on research methodology, development of effective research strategies, and critical evaluation and analysis of scholarly resources.
  • Delivers highly-customized research and reference services, utilizing an in-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and objectives of librarianship in a graduate level, higher education environment.
  • Builds partnerships with faculty throughout NDU to provide curriculum development assistance, conducting research to identify and obtain learning materials to support course content and design.
  • Evaluates library holdings for strengths, weaknesses, and trends to assure currency and balance in the development of a library collection in all formats that aligns with curricular and research requirements of the University.

Position: Digital Media Specialist
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


This position is located in the Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC). The Incumbent will primarily be responsible for supporting the Director of Digital Media and Technology in the development, archival, operations/management, and implementation of SLC’s digital immersion plan, Latinidad in the 21st Century: A Digital Experience for All.


  • Co-develops strategy for and oversees preservation, maintenance and archiving of all digital assets for Center’s various digital repositories, including the content management system (CMS) for the Center’s website, and SLC’s presence on SI’s Digital Assets Management System (DAMS) or similar systems.
  • Performs curatorial research and develops new scholarship based on Latinos Center/Gallery digital repository working in collaboration with Smithsonian’s Latino Curators to identify, collect and build Latino digital repository.
  • Manages and oversees relationship between the National Museum of American History media advisors, and Latino Gallery Exhibition and Media Teams specifically in areas such as structural digital media installations, custom interfaces, digital equipment, technical design and production, and AV.
  • The incumbent supports the Smithsonian Latinos Center’s Marketing and Communication team with selection, editing, and planform ready of digital assets for eMarketing campaigns, social media campaigns, annual and impact reports, as well as traditional print media, publications, video, and audio assets.