Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian

Location: Veterans Health Administration

Salary: $89,834 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position, Data Informationist and Research Communications Librarian, is located in Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Central Office, Office of Health Informatics (OHI), Health Information Governance (HIG), Library Network Office (LNO), Central Office Library (VACO). The incumbent will lead the Library’s data services program and implement activities associated with the services, programs, and products provided by the Central Office Library.

This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-13. At the GS-12 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-13. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serves as a leader and expert on all facets of research data management;
  • Creates metadata bibliographical records and schema for special projects;
  • Oversees depositing of materials into the Profico institutional repository including checking copyright, author’s rights, and editing metadata;
  • Coordinates services and outreach regarding emerging publication types and predatory publishing;
  • Provides daily scheduled reference desk duty coverage and assists patrons with checking out library materials;
  • Advises researchers, clinicians, and staff about the scholarly communication process;
  • Oversees activities within the library relating to scholarly publications including open access, citation services, and institutional repositories;
  • Assists with collection control, access and maintenance of the library’s online, print, audiovisual and microfilm collections;
  • Participates in local, state, regional and national librarianship networks; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm

Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized

Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Position: Librarian (China Section)

Location: Library of Congress

Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Asian and Middle Eastern 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.

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 Mandarin Chinese, English, and preferably Mongolian or Tibetan.**

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

Ability to acquire and process library materials.**

Ability to use library software applications, integrated library platforms, and other information technology.**

Knowledge of history, politics, literature, and culture of one or more Asian countries, including China and East Asia preferred.

Ability to develop and maintain relationships and provide consultation and liaison services.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Data Services Librarian, Digital Scholarship Services

Location: Georgetown University

Job Overview

The Data Services Librarian plays a key role in the development and implementation of a robust data services program to support the needs of faculty, researchers, and students at Georgetown University. They provide consultation, instruction, and programming related to research data management and collaborate with faculty and research librarians to integrate data literacy into curriculum and library instruction; and provide data services that support faculty and students engaged in data-intensive research projects. In collaboration with Library and campus partners and stakeholders, the Data Services Librarian contributes to discussions involving data storage and infrastructure.

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Head of the Digital Scholarship Services Unit, the Data Services Librarian collaborates with other Digital Scholarship Services Unit staff to provide complementary services and instructional support to the University community. They work closely with other staff members within the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services department and other units within the Library. The Data Services Librarian collaborates with staff in other campus units, including University Information Services, Research Technologies, the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, the Office of Research Services, and the Office of Assessment and Decision Support.

The Data Services Librarian represents the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services department on task forces, committees, and working groups.


  • Graduate degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree in a relevant field
  • At least 2 years of data services experience, including involvement with quantitative and/or geospatial data software products and processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data management, curation, and preservation principles and best practices
  • Experience supporting researchers with data services, including review of data management plans, data discovery, data analysis and visualization, and data storage.
  • Knowledge of public and proprietary resources for national and international numeric data
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software used for statistical, geospatial, and qualitative analysis and data visualization – e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, ArcGIS, Tableau, NVivo
  • Experience providing in-person or online instruction
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
  • Excellent technical and communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented project development environment

Preferred qualifications

  • Academic or professional experience in the social sciences, sciences, and/or other fields utilizing quantitative methodologies
  • Experience writing data management plans in support of faculty grant projects and sponsored research

Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: 

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.