Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian

Location: Catholic University of American School of Law

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law is seeking applicants for the position of Reference Librarian. This position is ideal for an ambitious librarian who is ready to join an experienced, collegial team that is committed to reimagining library services for our patrons. The successful candidate will actively support law school programs, co-curricular activities, and faculty scholarship. We offer generous vacation, holiday and retirement benefits, in addition to work from home opportunities.
The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library is located on the campus of The Catholic University of America, the largest university campus in the District of Columbia, and a short Metro ride to downtown D.C. and Capitol Hill. The campus is ideally situated in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the most vibrant and exciting communities in the city.

Position Description

  • Provide in-person and virtual legal and non-legal reference and research services to the Law School’s faculty, students, administration, and alumni, as well as the larger CUA community and the general public.
  • Teach legal research classes in the first-year legal writing and research program.
  • Teach legal research classes in upper-division courses and academic programs including the opportunity to teach in the American Law Program in Krakow, Poland.
  • Create and update online research guides and other digital content. In addition, assist in the administration of the Library’s virtual exam database.
  • Collaborate with other librarians in collection analysis, evaluation, and selection of materials to support the curriculum and faculty research interests.
  • Support faculty scholarship through work with the law library’s institutional repository and the creation and maintenance of materials promoting faculty scholarship.
  • Participate on Law Library committees, task forces, and projects, including the current Library-wide effort to migrate to a new ILS.
  • The hours for this position are usually Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm, however the reference librarians also participate in a weekend rotation with other librarians.

Please see the full position description here.


  • Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited institution preferred.
  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution is required.
  • Entry-level and experienced law librarians are encouraged to apply.
  • Expertise in legal bibliography and legal research methodologies preferred.
  • Outstanding communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to effectively teach and present is required.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively is required.

Apply now! Please attach a cover letter with salary requirements (salary expectations are considered as part of the application process). All applicants must support The Catholic University of America’s mission and vision. The position will remain vacant until filled.

Position: Librarian

Location: Library of Congress

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

This position is located in the Rare Materials Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position


Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.


Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to communicate in English and two or more other European languages (preferably including Latin and/or German).**

Knowledge of library cataloging rules, practices, and procedures.**

Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.**

Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret data related to cataloging library materials.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison services.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Administrative Support)

Location: Government Printing Office

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

GPO employees possess a diverse array of talent in many administrative fields and trades. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. If you are an energetic, inventive individual looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career opportunity, GPO may be the place for you.

This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington , District of Columbia.


Leads the strategic planning, development, and operational direction and oversight of administrative support services in Federal Depository Support Services (FDSS).

Supports the mission and objectives of the Superintendent of Documents and Library Services and Content Mgmt. by working closely with the Depository Library to develop and deliver tools, products, and provide technical support and customer services.

Performs the full range of supervisory duties in managing the FDSS Administrative Staff. Includes planning, training and evaluating the individual performance of subordinates, hiring candidates, and effecting disciplinary actions when appropriate.

Formulates policy and program recommendations, strategies and decisions with respect to the development and maintenance of long-range plans for developing employees, materials and events and tools.

In conjunction with the FDSS Outreach and User Support team, designs and independently executes a variety of short and long-term projects related to the administrative tools used by FDSS to support the targeted library community.

Establishes and implements policy direction for the Administrative User Support team. Plans overall work of the team, setting priorities and establishing objectives.


Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is Required.

Selectee may be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period

Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Suitability security clearance..

Individuals joining GPO are required to provided their current COVID-19 vaccine status to GPO Medical Services prior to their entry on duty date.

GPO employees that that work at a GPO or customer facility and are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to participate in the Agency’s weekly COVID-19 screening/testing program.

Selectee must successfully pass pre-employment prior to appointment.

Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.


To qualify for the Supervisory Librarian (Administrative Support), PG -1410-14, you must meet the following requirements:


All librarians must meet a Basic Educational Requirement of professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and/or education as shown below.

A. I have a completed 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree.


B. I have a total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must show conclusively that the education, training and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and possess the competencies essential for providing effective library information and library technical services.

In addition to meeting the Basic Educational Requirements as described above, applicants must meet the following specialized experience as noted below.


Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (PG-13) or equivalent in the federal service or higher. Specialized experience may include but is not limited to: 1.) Possessing expert knowledge of library administrative support operations, such as overseeing and coordinating customer relationship management applications or tools. 2.) Development, management, or coordination of surveys, questionnaires, or other tools to assess community needs. 3.) Developing, leading, and/or supervising a diverse work group of specialized librarians and library support professionals responsible for library administrative or user support operations within a library system. 4.) Organizing, developing, implementing, formulating policy and program recommendations for a library administrative or user support programs. 5.) Serving as representative lead, or subject matter expert.

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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement(07/11/2022) to be considered.