Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (SYSTEMS)
Location: U.S. Department of State
Salary: $64,957 – $102,166

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Information Resources Branch, Ralph J. Bunch Library Division, Office of Information Programs and Services, DAS for Global Information Services, Bureau of Administration (A/GIS/IPS/LIBR/IR), in the U.S. Department of State (DOS).
This is a developmental position. The incumbent performs progressively more duties and responsibilities that provide him/her to progress to the target GS-1410-12.

Duties

  • Produces and maintains routine statistical reports including analysis of Library holdings, usage, and other miscellaneous performance measurements.
  • Assists in maintaining policies, procedures, and documentation about library systems.
  • Assists in the implementation and integration activities of library systems.
  • Increasingly updates, monitors, and coordinates information and exhibits on the Library’s web platforms.
  • Assists in developing the Library website to focus on integrating contemporary design, UX principles, and accessibility standards.

Position: Librarian (Resource Description)
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $64,957 – $84,441

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Smithsonian Institution (SI) is a diverse museum and research complex dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge. The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives (SLA) serves as the institutional memory of a unique cultural organization and is responsible for ensuring institutional accountability. This position is located in the Office of Discovery Services (DISC) and reports to the Head of the Resource Description Department.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

Duties

As the Librarian (Resource Description), you will:

  • Catalog materials for all library branches, including special collections and rare books (depending on skill level), and may catalog serials and electronic resources in certain circumstances. Such materials can be highly specialized, complex, and in foreign languages.
  • Apply critical thinking to the cataloging process with regards to the materials in the collection.
  • Provide the most inclusive, accurate, and respectful description possible when cataloging.
  • Perform authority control and maintenance for personal names, corporate bodies, series, and subjects in SIRIS. This includes the management of multiple authority files currently in use.
  • Participate in Linked Data and other non-MARC metadata projects such as revision of existing records, addition of linked data elements, addition of FAST headings to bibliographic records, and revision of nonMARC library databases.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

Position: Librarian
Location: Veterans Health Administration
Salary: $94,199 – $145,617

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position, Electronic Services Librarian, is located in Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Central Office, Office of Health Informatics (OHI), Health Information Governance (HIG), Library Network Office (LNO). LNO provides professional and technical leadership and program direction to the Agency as well as over 150 medical centers which include the more than 88 library programs in the VA Library Network (VALNET).

Duties

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.

THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION

  • Serves as the agency expert for all workflow related to managing the life cycle of the National Core Collection of Online Resources for the Library Network Office, including access, administration, functionality, support and evaluation.
  • Evaluates, selects, and adapts precedents to effectively manage rapidly changing health care information resource needs in medical, nursing and other clinical specialties.
  • Remains apprised of current trends, practices, and standards in electronic resource management and the publishing industry to anticipate customer needs and maintain high quality services.
  • Customizes resources with library-specific branding. Has full responsibility for the management of a highly complex electronic serials management platform, such as Serials Solutions, based upon a parent/child relationship for an ever-increasing number of scientific and medical full-text online journals, books and databases.
  • Manages and updates the online resource management application for each of the over 150 medical centers, central office and the National Core Collection.
  • Creates customized data sets in Serials Solutions to accommodate VA specific publications, increasing visibility and accessibility of vital agency documents.
  • Registers, activates, and manages administrative accounts for all VHA national online library resources. Is solely responsible for evaluating, developing, organizing, expanding, and adapting website design for at least 3 websites under LNO responsibility in relationship to LNO, VA, and VHA strategic goals and performance measures, ensuring usability, accessibility, and relevance to VA, VHA, and VALNET staff.
  • Ensures proper display in a variety of browsers including Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.
  • Works closely with the Technical Services Librarian to implement content changes.

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.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary and includes no special physical demands. It may involve some walking, standing, bending, or carrying of light items.

Position: Research Librarian (Knowledge Analyst)
Location: Federal Reserve Board
Salary: $175,000 to $210,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

This research librarian position (part of the Board’s “Knowledge Analyst” job family) will serve on the Board Research Library’s Research Team. The librarian will join three experienced, customer-service oriented librarians who answer reference questions and conduct research that fuels the economic analysis and policy work of the Federal Reserve Board, the nation’s central bank. This librarian position blends business reference skills needed to respond quickly to economists’ research requests as well as instructional and marketing skills to promote the use of library applications and services. The Board Research Library has 18 staff supporting the research, policy, and supervisory work of more than 300 economists and hundreds of other professionals at all levels of the organization. This position is particularly rewarding because the answers we provide help contribute to U.S. monetary policy research and decision-making.

Responsibilities:

  • Address reference questions received at our onsite library information desk and remote email reference service
  • Conduct reference interviews to connect Board staff with books, journals, news, and data that best fit the information need
  • Build custom bibliographies and resource guides for the library’s website using targeted database search strategies
  • Promote the use of library applications and research resources through the creation of instructional materials and training sessions
  • Qualifications – External

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of professional experience as a librarian (reference experience preferred)
  • Attention to detail in building search queries and providing accurate information in response to questions
  • Tenacity to continue searching until the most accurate information is found
  • Creativity in exploring multiple approaches to finding information and solving problems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to build relationships with internal customers and provide clear, concise answers to research questions
  • Customer service mindset ensuring prompt follow-through on research requests in a fast-paced environment
  • Learning agility to leverage new information resources and technology in support of the library’s mission
  • Please include a cover letter and a resume with your application

Desired Qualifications:

  • Subject matter knowledge of business research and data resources (such as economics, finance, banking, or accounting subscription services) is preferred
  • Experience with modern library technology such as library management systems, content management systems, citation software, and website design software
  • Interest in providing information and data literacy instruction and creating instructional materials in both onsite and virtual or digital formats
  • Location: This role requires relocation to the Washington, D.C. area. Our hybrid work model allows for a balance of telework and a requirement to work onsite a minimum of four days per two-week pay period (e.g., two days per week).