Two Library Positions – Washington, D.C. and Northern VA

Position: Copyright Specialist (Cataloging)
Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year
Closes: Wednesday 11/2/2016

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

Based on training and established rules, independently resolves technical questions and difficult questions, and issues by identifying copyright facts such as title, author(s), claimant(s), registration number and/or the effective date of registration from existing historical hard copy copyright records. These may include card catalogs, record books or other materials when such facts may or may not be clearly labeled or obvious, or when the source material is not kept in the proper or expected location. Identifies and corrects errors found in index records which may include incorrect titles/author names, typographical errors in the registration numbers/names/Titles, and/or descriptive notes in citations.

Applies the rules and methods originally used to create the various records in order to identify the required metadata information. Records differ substantially in format, content, organization, and legibility among six distinct time periods or bands of record keeping dating to the beginning of copyright in the United States and also according to the title, author or claimant category of the record. Consults multiple records per registration if multiple authors and/or claimants are present. Independently determines the most likely location to search for misplaced records prior to performing the search.

Uses a combination of common and proprietary software applications to create digital records of paper based records and to create a representative and accurate record that is searchable. Independently applies a comprehensive knowledge of digital resources to get consistent, accurate, searchable records.

Position: Library Section Supervisor

Location: City of Falls Church – Falls Church, VA

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Library Section Supervisor

The City of Falls Church is recruiting for an experienced Library Section Supervisor for the Technical Services Section of the Mary Riley Styles Library in Falls Church, Virginia.


Plan and organize all Technical Services work for the Library to include, but not limited to, acquisitions, cataloging, and work with the integrated library system (ILS), which is Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Review, select, and maintain several areas in the adult non-fiction collection (currently the 400s, adult biographies, DVD documentaries, and Teaching Company materials)

Evaluate current collections and research and plan for new and emerging materials and formats

Work with library wholesale book, media, and periodical jobbers (ex. Baker & Taylor, WT Cox etc.) placing orders, troubleshooting orders and cancelations, and maintaining relationships with them

Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office products and software like BookWhere and downloading of eMaterial records

Monitor and work with selectors about the high holds, patron suggestions, and best seller lists

Extensive knowledge of MARC records, and familiarity with RDA cataloging and knowledge of Biblioframe

Supervise and evaluate two full time employees and one part time employee and administer and prepare tasks for the adult volunteer program with approximately 20 people participating weekly

Oversee the ongoing library used book sale and work with volunteers to set up and dismantle a monthly special book sale

Prepare the section budget and monitor all expenditures for the section

Develop Technical Services policies, make procedural and budget decisions within that area’s budget

Serve on the library’s Management Team, making suggestions about policies and procedures for the library as a whole

Participate in regional and state Technical Services groups and appropriate listservs and monitor the user groups for the ILS

Prepare a variety of monthly statistical reports concerning section activities and special reports as necessary for City, region, and State (includes such things as collection and cataloging statistics, volunteer hours) and run reports as needed from the ILS

Create posts for social media about the library’s collection, events, and other items of interest

Serve on various City and Council of Government as well as state committees representing the library of Falls Church

In charge of the building and staff on nights and weekends in absence of more senior staff

Two Librarian Positions – Maryland

Position: Community Branch Manager I
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library – Pasadena, MD
Salary range: $59,451 – $99,018

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at the AACPL website:

Minimum Requirements:

Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program and six years professional experience in the provision of public library services, including four years of supervisory experience.

Necessary Special Requirement: Ability to secure certification as an advanced Professional Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Professional, managerial level work in supervising the operations of a community branch, serving as a member of the Library’s management team and advocating for library services. Works as a professional librarian to provide direct public service.

Interviews will be scheduled for November 10th, 2016. Tentative start date will be late November.

Position: Youth Services, Collection Development & Outreach Services

Location: Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped – Baltimore, MD
Salary: $49,899.00 – $72,777.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Youth Services, Collection Development & Outreach Services


These are three new separate professional Librarian positions for the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) one responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance to public libraries in the provision of services to print disabled youth and family literacy programs, one responsible for both the assessment and maintenance of the Maryland State LBPH collection, and the other for the collection of library statistics and other data to identify community library needs.

Youth Librarian: manages and coordinates statewide provision of LBPH services and specialized programs for Maryland residents with print disabilities who are between the ages of birth to 21 years of age; provides reader’s advisory, reference and program services; plans and implements a summer reading program; produces a semi-annual newsletter; and manages the library collection dedicated to youth.

Collection Development Librarian: manages and coordinates the library collection and collection maintenance activities; maintains data on overall use of the library collection; provides leadership for collection assessment and planning for long-term collection space; provides research, reference, and reader’s advisory to patrons, and supervises the selection and production phases of the LBPH recording studio.

Outreach Librarian: manages and coordinates outreach activities to promote statewide provision of services for Maryland residents with print disabilities; initiates, plans, and conducts programs and activities to encourage the use of library services; prepares community analysis and conducts surveys to determine future and current programming needs, and curates web pages and social media.

Two Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian
Location: Export-Import Bank of the United States – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year
Closes: Monday 10/24/2016

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

Be part of a dynamic, self-supporting Federal agency with an 82-year record of supporting U.S. export-related jobs and over $12 billion in export sales in 2015. Work in the heart of Washington, DC two blocks from the White House across from the McPherson Square metro station.

The Research Library provides many services: research, reference, TS, news and research alerts, technical services, a print collection, archives, briefings, orientations, and trainings. Supporting these services is a collection that includes print and electronic sources: books, periodicals, documents, maps, multimedia materials, database subscriptions, a Bloomberg terminal, a large selection of Internet sources, and EXIM?s legislative history.

Specific subject areas of interest include: emerging markets, risk management and due diligence, international trade, finance, economics, banking, accounting, government, business, and law.

The Research Library environment is fast-paced; turnaround time for reference requests can be as fast as within minutes, to several days, depending on the complexity of the question. Nearly all work in the Research Library is web-and e-mail-based. Typical reference or research requests can include:

Ratings and analyst research on bonds, corporate, sovereigns, industries News and analysis of companies, countries, industries, developments, trade and policy issues Data and statistical research on industry comparisons and rankings, economic impact research, trade and export analyses, corporate and sovereign debt comparisons and rankings, and bank comparisons and rankings

Dana Pinkney
Phone: (202) 565-3327

Position: Library Technician

Location: Smithsonian Institution – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $43,684.00 to $56,790.00 / Per Year
Closes: Tuesday 11/1/2016

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

This position is located in the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, National Museum of American History (NMAH), Smithsonian Libraries (SIL), Smithsonian Institution (SI) in Washington, D.C.

Under the general direction of the Head of Special Collections as a Special Collections Library Technician of the Dibner Library (SCLTDL) you will provide technical and reference assistance in the management, maintenance, and service functions of the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology. You will participate as member of an integrated special collections program and contribute to the overall goals of a major research library. In addition, you will also perform similar duties in the Joseph E. Cullman 3RD Library of Natural History when required.

The Dibner Library holds the Smithsonian’s collection of rare books in science and technology. Its world-class collection contains approximately 35,000 volumes mostly published before 1840 in the fields of physical sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, magnetism, electricity, astronomy, scientific instrumentation, and related fields. The collection is rich in incunabula, first editions and includes close to 2,000 manuscript groups.

Connie Royal
Phone: 202-633-6299
TDD: 202-633-6409

Library Technician – University of the District of Columbia School of Law Library

Position: Library Technician
Location: UDC’s School of Law Library – Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C. Jobline:

Library Technician
Full time, regular position.
Salary Range: $41,123.000 – $52,161.00

Closing date of Oct. 21, 2016 is likely to be extended.

Required Qualifications:

· Associate’s degree or specialized experience that equips the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.
· Experience in a law library is preferred.

Essential duties (for complete list, see

· Checks in mail and packages.
· Transports books, computers, and supplies between buildings.
· Maintains records of materials received on a computer database.
· Computer installation of software applications, preconfigured printer program, and attaching computer to wireless network, etc.
· Staffs Circulation Desk from two to four hours daily.
· Supervises student aides and assures procedures and library rules are followed.
· Provides classroom support in setting up educational equipment and taking it down on a regular schedule.

Apply online at

National Agricultural Library Special Collections Tour & LLAM Board Meeting


Join us on Wednesday, November 16th at 2pm for an amazing behind-the-scenes tour of the National Agricultural Library Special Collections.

Before the tour, LLAM will hold a board meeting and bagged lunch at 12:30pm and then Kirstin Nelson will give attendees a brief introduction to the NAL and her work.

The NAL Special Collections houses rare books, manuscripts, drawings, films, photographs, and posters related to the history of agriculture and the USDA. Highlights include gorgeous flora watercolors, Thomas Jefferson correspondence, and rare books from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Learn more about the Special Collections at

Program Details

  • Date: Wednesday, November 16th
  • Board meeting & bagged lunch: 12:30pm
  • Tour: 2pm
  • Location: National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705 (right at I-95 and 495 – directly across the street from Ikea)
  • Map and transportation options:
  • Parking: Free parking is available at the rear of the building
  • Entry procedures: Enter through main door at the front of the building. Register at security desk and present your photo ID and bag for inspection. Tell security you are there for the LLAM meeting and someone will come to meet you.
  • RSVP: Space is limited, so reserve now! Email Julia Viets, Programming Committee Chair (

Librarian II Public Services for Technology- Kent County Public Library

Position: Librarian II Public Services for Technology
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown, MD
SALARY: Base Salary: $40,000 (negotiable with experience) Benefits package

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

GENERAL SUMMARY: Serves as Local Systems Administrator for library’s ILS, maintains library website using CSS and HTML, trouble shoots hardware and software for staff and patrons in various formats, maintains library statistics and prepares monthly and yearly reports

Youth Services Librarian, Collection Development- Arlington Public Library

Position: Youth Services Librarian, Collection Development
Location: Arlington Public Library
Salary: $55,660.80 – $89,107.20 Annually

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist.

Collection Development is part of a Materials Management Division that centrally reviews, selects, acquires, catalogs, and processes all materials for a system that includes a Central Library and seven branches, with a budget of approximately $1.3 million, a collection of approximately 650,000 items, and a circulation of about 3 million per year.

In coordination with the Collection Development staff, the Youth Services Collection Development Librarian manages the centralized children’s and young adult collection development program for the library system. The incumbent will also ensure that collection directions and decisions are coordinated across age-levels and formats to meet current and anticipated needs of the Arlington community.