Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian (Team Lead)

Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense

Originally posted on USAJobs.


National Defense University (NDU) educates joint warfighters and other national security leaders in critical thinking and the creative application of military power to inform national strategy and globally integrated operations, under conditions of disruptive change, in order to prevail in war, peace and competition.

This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension.

Major Duties:

  • Leads a team of librarians to deliver highly-customized research and reference services in a graduate level, higher education environment.
  • 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 partnership 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 holding 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.


Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen

If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of determining appropriate workplace safety protocols, such as those related to masking, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Security clearance of Secret required and must be obtained and maintained.


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program or academic equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in instruction research and reference services in an academic, military, medical, special, or public library.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research assistance methodology.
  • Experience instructing students in information literacy principles and practices.
  • Experience in selection/deselection/management of library resources in a variety of formats.
  • Experience working collaboratively with faculty or others to instructional design and curriculum development.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to initiate and maintain positive and productive working relationships with faculty, researchers, students, and colleagues in a group or individual setting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including creating and delivering presentations.
  • Ability to think creatively, make decisions quickly, and work productively in a rapidly-changing environment.
  • Ability to adjust priorities, take initiative, set goals, and manage projects and time wisely.
  • Ability to work harmoniously as a team player and thrive in a team-based environment

Desired Qualifications

  • Professional experience in a graduate-level academic library
  • Experience with project management and/or staff coordination
  • Working knowledge of adult learning styles and/or online learning theory
  • Experience with virtual reference software and services and/or website content management systems
  • Experience working with faculty in a liaison relationship

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Education Requirement

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program or academic equivalent.
  • Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.

Position: Director of the Library and Research Center

Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts

Originally posted on SLA Jobs.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts seeks a Director for the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and 
Research Center (LRC). The Director is responsible for the administration and operation of NMWA’s Betty 
Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center (LRC). The LRC includes the library research collection, artist 
archives, institutional archives, artist files, rare books, online resources, and a renowned collection of 
artists’ books. 
The LRC Director develops and implements the LRC’s long-range plans and oversees all LRC 
services, including reference and research, collection development and management, archival 
processing, user outreach and programming, and technical services functions including cataloging, 
acquisitions, and management of the integrated library system. The Director oversees the 
museum’s digital asset management program. The LRC is a vital part of museum visitors’ 
experience of NMWA. The LRC Director leads the department in developing and presenting digital 
and in-gallery exhibitions as well as a range of virtual and in-person programs. In the execution of 
these duties, the Director supervises library staff, contractors, library interns, and volunteers.

Major Responsibilities:
• Manages and supervises all LRC operations, resources, and staff 
• Provides leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans
• Prepares budget and assures that work in the library is performed effectively and 
efficiently within budget 
• Coordinates library development and fund raising; conducts grant research and writes 
proposals for federal, foundation, and corporate funding for LRC programs
• Develops and implements policies, procedures, and standards for operation
• Collaborates and coordinates cross-departmentally and externally in the planning of 
programs and asset sharing
• Develops and promotes programs including LRC-related exhibitions 
• Performs collection development, user outreach, and research and reference duties
• Oversees NMWA archival collections
• Supervises digital asset management program 
• Supports the museum’s commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion 
(DEAI), e.g. serve on staff working groups, participate in staff training, field and 
accommodate visitors’ accessibility requests, and apply DEAI best practices to programs 
and resources for online and in-person visitors
• Takes part in other projects of the division of art, programs, and public engagement, and 
the museum.


• Minimum six years professional experience in an art library or art archives setting, 
preferably in an art museum
• Master’s degree in library and information sciences from an American Library Association accredited program
• Advanced knowledge of institutional and personal archives management, including 
collection policies and archive appraisals
• Experience in art library collection development
• Strong leadership skills, creative problem-solving skills, and desire to engage audiences
• Experience with digital asset management systems and digitization project management
• Excellent written communication skills
• Ability to thrive in collaborative and dynamic environment
• Conversant in art history, particularly modern and contemporary art history
• Familiarity with artists’ books
• Participation in professional communities or associations