Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $74,950 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as coordinator for the NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program, helping researchers and staff to learn and apply bioinformatics analysis techniques to their research. If you have stellar customer service skills and experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting, then consider joining our team.


  • Serves as a senior Technical Information Specialist and coordinator for bioinformatics – identifying goals and objectives and developing strategies to meet them.
  • Recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures; and, ensures that administrative tasks, such as collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistics which document the service levels and trends in service provision, are accomplished.
  • Coordinates bioinformatics classes from outside vendors and guest speakers for NIH researchers and staff, including developing and delivering a program of instruction in the use of bioinformatics databases and analytical tools.
  • Teaches NIH researchers and staff to use a range of bioinformatics databases and various analytical tools related to the following areas: sequence analysis, similarity searching, structural analysis, gene expression, and text/data mining.
  • Acts as information advisor and consultant to NIH branches and laboratories to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Nutrition)
Location: National Agricultural Library
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


This position is located in the National Agricultural Library for the Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, MD. In this position, you will serve as a nutrition specialist in the Nutrition and Food Safety Program, supporting the website and Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC).This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years,


  • As a specialist in the area of nutrition, participates in the formulation and development of the NFSP policies, programs and operations.
  • Participate in the development and management of the library collection in the specialized fields relating to food and human nutrition.
  • Ensure all information shared with the public over the internet is appropriate, timely and accurate.
  • Manage reference services for the food and nutrition program, including the use of online reference systems such as Ref Tracker or other systems.

Position: Digital Assets and Collections Manager
Location: Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream
Salary: $75,000 – $90,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Digital Assets and Collections Manager will be a key member of the curatorial and exhibits team, reporting to the Lead Curator. They will be primarily responsible for managing both physical and digital materials that form assets for exhibits. The role will act as a crucial connection between exhibit design and content creation with archival material. There are two main categories of collections to maintain, including both existing items and assets to be acquired or developed:

  • Digital/Audio/visual archives (75% time) – this includes selections that will be used in MCAAD exhibits and online programs from a substantial back catalog of raw and produced video footage from past Milken organization events, American Dream interviews, podcasts, and photos from events and individuals, as well as additional content being taped throughout exhibit development. This material is maintained and backed up through A/V and IT partners, but this role will become the prime expert on how to access, search, and identify key content for use.
  • Artifacts and objects (25% time)– this includes Riggs National Bank archives that might be shared on loan, along with other items salvaged from the historic building. In this category, the role will also be responsible for managing acquisitions and relationships with donors, lenders, and partners, as well as care of items on display and in MCAAD storage

Responsibilities for Digital Assets and Collections Manager:

  • Manage full inventory of collections items to be used in MCAAD exhibits and online programs, including artifacts and digital assets via CMS, Akomi and other collections and asset management software
  • Manage care of physical objects and coordinate with MCAAD Visitor Center security, maintenance, and operations regarding cleaning, pest management, storage, and other logistics
  • Manage acquisitions and loans, both incoming and outgoing
  • Contribute to exhibit planning and installation of items; identify key digital assets to be incorporated into content
  • Manage relationship with MFF Creative Services media assets division
  • Support internal requests for information and materials from audio/visual archives relating to exhibit and program content
  • Help identify, assess, and make recommendations on acquisitions that support mission

About the Milken Institute

The Center is a division of the Milken Institute, a globally engaged, publicly supported, non-partisan, nonprofit think tank with offices in Santa Monica, California, Washington, D.C., London, and Singapore. Its mission is to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance health. The Milken Institute offers an excellent benefit package including medical/dental, LTD, Life, Flex Spending Program, and a 403(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. E.O.E.

Requirements for Digital Assets and Collections Manager:

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, public history, museum studies, library sciences, or other relevant field; Preference given for a Masters degree
  • At least 5 years professional experience managing collections in a museum, archive or library environment, with a focus on video and digital assets
  • Demonstrated experience managing care, preservation, and documentation of museum collections in database, object handling, loan procedures, and exhibit installation
  • Excellent relationship management skills and attention to detail
  • Experience coordinating between different stakeholder groups and quickly identifying key resources
  • Experience working with digital asset management systems and collections management systems
  • Knowledge of digital preservation systems, standards, and best practices

Position: Research Resources & Metadata Analyst (Multiple Locations)
Location: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with over 4000 lawyers and staff in 31 offices, is seeking a Research Resources & Metadata Analyst reporting to to the Manager, Research Resources & Access. While we are currently remote, once we return to our offices this position will reside in either the Boston, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia or Washington office, with a hybrid schedule, and will be responsible for cataloging new acquisitions, ensuring the accuracy of existing ILS records, maintaining the ILS, and development and documentation of relevant standards and procedures.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging of new electronic and print resources using bibliographic standards.
  • Monitor vendor communications for new titles added to existing online platform subscriptions and update current records as needed.
  • Maintain accuracy and integrity of the ILS through regular review and maintenance.
  • Establish and document cataloging best practice policies and procedures.
  • Train Research & Library Services staff in use of the ILS and OPAC.
  • Oversee ILS upgrades and troubleshoot ILS issues with vendor.
  • Explore, evaluate and implement new ILS features.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school, or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in cataloging or library technical services with law library experience preferred.
  • Understanding of bibliographic standards for cataloging and classification (MARC, RDA/AACR2, LCSH).; experience with OCLC cataloging tools.
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Sierra platform or similar ILS systems.
  • Experience with an ILS migration preferred.
  • Analytical problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The ability to work within a team as well as an individual contributor to provide a high level of customer service.
  • Strong MS Office skills including Excel.
  • LI-Hybrid


This job requires:

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school, or equivalent degree.
Minimum of two years of experience in cataloging or library technical services.
Prior law library experience preferred.


To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following knowledge skills and abilities:

  • Analytical ability
  • Problem solving skills
  • Technical skills
  • Research skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Teamwork
  • Planning/organizational skills
  • Self-starter
  • Experience with ILS systems. Familiarity with the Innovative Interfaces Sierra platform a plus.
  • Understanding of bibliographic standards for cataloging and classification (MARC, RDA/AACR2, LCSH).
  • Experience with OCLC cataloging tools.
  • Experience with an ILS migration preferred.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and may occasionally be required to move about. The employee is also regularly required to use a computer, involving substantial movements of the wrists, hands and fingers. The employee is also required to regularly communicate with others.
The employee may also occasionally be expected to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds with assistance.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision and ability to adjust focus.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job may require occasional inter-office travel as well as travel to educational events.
You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by your hire date to be eligible for starting in the role. Proof of vaccination will be required. Morgan Lewis will provide reasonable accommodation(s) based on medical or religious grounds for qualified candidates.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

California Applicants: Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act, the following link contains the Firm’s California Consumer Privacy Act Privacy Notice for Candidates which explains the categories of personal information that we collect and the purposes for which we use such personal information. CCPA Privacy Notice for Candidates

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is also an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Morgan Lewis and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please call or email the following contacts:

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Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Position: Senior Library Assistant, Digital Services
Location: GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI)

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI) is a catalyst, a spark to generate new ideas and new possibilities. Responsive to the changing landscape of information and education, being sensitive both to traditional and emergent modes of communication, we bring together diverse constituents of faculty, students, and staff in a highly collaborative, dynamic, and deeply engaged intellectual community to support research, teaching and learning. As part of the larger George Washington University, we are a nexus where exciting things happen, where change happens, where growth happens.

Reporting to the Digital Services Manager, Librarian III, the Senior Library Assistant works within the Division’s Digital Services team. Under supervision, this library support position performs a variety of routine digital services duties to increase access to specialized collections materials for library patrons and other library departments. This position assists with reference by fulfilling routine image requests; supports the broader digital strategy of the Division through high quality scanning, metadata creation, and uploading of collections materials to preservation storage and online public repositories; and assists with basic web archiving tasks.

The Senior Library Assistant, Digital Services will:

  • Execute mass digitization tasks and patron digitization requests, including tracking original materials, producing cost estimates, digitizing according to institutional specifications, time tracking, and delivering files.
  • Prepare materials for upload to preservation storage and online public repositories by generating access derivatives, creating accessibility-focused enhancements such as OCR text and closed captions, and writing descriptive metadata to enhance discoverability.
  • Perform basic web archiving tasks, including initiating test crawls, performing first pass quality assurance, logging crawls, and creating descriptive metadata to enhance discoverability.
  • Assist researchers by staffing the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) reference desk.

The position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 1.5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a cultural heritage institution or related coursework.
  • Interest in emerging technology trends related to digitization and/or digital preservation.
  • Enthusiasm for learning unfamiliar tools based on project need.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute workflows and meet multiple deadlines and objectives in a fast paced environment.
  • Comfort following best practices for rare materials handling and preservation grade digitization.
  • Proficiency with office productivity suites (e.g. Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Apple iWork), with emphasis on spreadsheet programs.
  • Superior attention to detail, problem solving skills, and customer service skills.
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills.