Six Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Technical Services Specialist
Location: Miles & Stockbridge, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
The Technical Services Specialist supports the Director and entire department in maintaining the Firm’s print resource and online collection records. This individual should be organized and detail-oriented in order to successfully create and preserve adequate records for collection maintenance.

Job Responsibilities:
Primary

  • Orders and maintains library collection and related records, including those for attorney and firm-wide use.
  • Manage print and electronic periodical circulation, update labels and routing distribution lists.  Includes downloading and saving/filing digital issues and daily distribution of papers to each practice group floor in Baltimore.
  • Receive, open and sort daily mail and package deliveries. Record delivery and filing details for each specific resource into library management system and maintain accurate historical archives of this information.
  • Assist Director to complete employee departure and orientation checklists. Distribute and collect resources for new and departing Firm members.
  • Assist Director and research team with administrative tasks such as scanning, copying, billing/invoicing, filing and digital file maintenance.
  • Complete daily sweeps of all drop-off bins on each floor to collect materials for return; reshelf and shift materials as needed; communicate all replacement or acquisition recommendations.
  • Network internally with all firm colleagues in order to bolster department goals and objectives. Network externally by engaging in professional organizations in order to remain current in industry trends and developments.

Secondary

  • Assist Director with collection maintenance by performing periodic weeding, shifting and clean-up of print collection.
  • Perform basic legal research to support and assist with reference requests. Assist attorneys and firm colleagues with finding print materials.
  • Repair damaged materials or order replacements from vendors as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Service oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and good judgement.
  • Strong all-round knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to work and persevere under pressure.
  • General knowledge of major legal publishers and their products/platforms.
  • Familiarity with major Library/Information cataloging systems.
  • Knowledge of print and electronic legal and non-legal research resources
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.

Experience:

  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience working in a library setting; law firm experience preferred.
  • Master’s degree in Library Science preferred or enrollment in Library Science program, educational qualifications may be waived with commensurate experience.
  • Cataloging experience with Sydney Plus preferred

Contact Rachel Englander at renglander@MilesStockbridge.com for more information or to apply.

Position: Librarian (Metadata)
Location: Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch, Data Production Division, National Agricultural Library of the United States Department of Agriculture.
This position will be responsible for ensuring the cataloging and indexing agricultural and scientific information for online bibliographic databases as well as coordinating cooperative cataloging and data input projects with other institutions and various organizations of international, national, regional and local levels

Responsibilities

  • Designing, testing, and implementation of automated systems to aid staff in performing bibliographic control functions.
  • Creates metadata and classifies materials, primarily continuing resources, involving scientific and technical information related to the agricultural and biological sciences.
  • Responsible for overseeing the use of NAL library management system or Integrated Library System (ILS) in the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch.
  • Prepares a variety of special reports involving issues, activities, projects, operations, problems, etc of the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch.
  • Communicates with Librarians, scientist, computer specialist within NAL and other USDA divisions and Federal agencies to understand both the needs of the patrons and the trends and new directions in the cataloging world.

Position: Librarian (Collections Specialist) – Local History & Genealogy
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the History and Genealogy Section, Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 010703.

This position requires some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The Humanities and Social Sciences Division plans and administers general reference and research services in the Local History and Genealogy, Main, and Microform Reading Rooms by providing assistance to researchers seeking solutions to research problems. Constituents include Congress, other government agencies, scholars and the general public. To facilitate such research, the Division’s specialists recommend the acquisition of print, microformat and computer file materials of research value in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, the Division has custodial responsibility for the Library’s growing holdings of microformat material, and computer file material, such as CD-ROMs, computer software and books with disks. The Division maintains reference collections for its reading rooms, bearing responsibility for the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of these collections.

Provide reference services in person, by telephone, electronic media, and formal correspondence; the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are found within the Library’s collection. Serves as both a generalist and subject specialist providing the Library’s constituents basic information and reference research services. Conducts a thorough reference interview, analyzes questions and requirements, and suggests search strategies. Is knowledgeable of the Library’s resources from the general, special and/or reference collections in all formats. Acquires knowledge of special catalogs and collections, areas of specialization of Library staff
members (language as well as subject), and printed, non-print, and electronic reference sources. Is knowledgeable about a wide of variety of sources including those of other libraries and organizations. Directs users to the proper specialists, resources, services, divisions, or reading rooms within the Library, or to other agencies or institutions. Utilizes knowledge of the general resources of other libraries and organizations. Participates on Division, Library and/or professional committees. Prepares statistics and reports. As assigned, acquires a knowledge of administrative functions which contribute to the effective operation of reference services. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Is assigned a subject specialty and is knowledgeable of the basic resources in assigned subject area. Develops knowledge of historical and current trends in subject area. With supervisor, identifies and completes training opportunities in subject area. Gains a knowledge of Division resources in subject area in all formats. Writes, compiles, or revises research materials. Monitors and reports on trends in scholarship and collection use. Prepares analytical bibliographies, guides, and studies, including electronic finding aids. Establishes collegial relationships with librarians and other specialists within and outside the Library and affiliates with scholarly and professional associations. Provides tours and other oral presentations for staff, research groups and visitors to the Division and the Library. May represent the Division at conferences and seminars and participate in planning interpretive programs.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments. Participates in developing the reference collections and the general collections as assigned, including materials in ail formats (print, microform and electronic). Selects and recommends appropriate titles and drafts requests for major purchases. Recommends replacement or claiming of missing materials, identifies the need for additional copies of titles in heavy demand and monitors approval plans as required. Surveys the Library’s holdings to familiarize him/herself with the Library’s collections. Solicits information on collection needs, evaluates the collection and recommends actions to alleviate deficiencies. Becomes knowledgeable of Division and Library acquisition and collection development procedures, policies and responsibilities. Exercises care to ensure that collection material is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage.

Activates and controls standardized computer system and peripheral equipment operations. Provides guidance and access to information resources, both inside the library and beyond the library, through databases, telecommunication networks, and cooperative arrangements. Troubleshoots and resolves problems encountered during searches.

Qualifications
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.

  • Knowledge of Genealogy and U.S. Local History.**
  • Ability to provide reference and research services related to Genealogy and U.S. Local History.**
  • Knowledge of information technology including integrated library systems and electronic resources.**
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Archivist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collections Access, Preservation and Analysis Section, Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 12470.

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.

Responsibilities
Analyzes and arranges bodies of records that may be somewhat disorganized. Studies the origin and nature of the materials and arranges them within appropriate organizational categories in accordance with standard archival theory and techniques and with procedures developed within the American Folklife Center. In cases where the original filing scheme is found to be impractical or undesirable for purposes of providing reference service, devises and recommends an arrangement that will indicate the origins of the records and provide for their most efficient and economical maintenance and use. Documents may be arranged in alphabetical, chronological, numeric, subject, or other order.

Independently establishes the necessary bibliographic controls over collected materials through the creation of inventories, guides, registers, lists, catalogs, automated databases, and other finding aids. The preparation of finding aids involves conducting background research in the records and other source materials and preparing biographical histories of the creators of the records; analyzing the records to determine the limits of series within the record group; preparing analytical descriptive statements regarding the subject matter content, location, volume and chronological span of the individual series; and supplying cross references to related sources of information. Information is obtained, analyzed, and organized using standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyses and organizes standard subject data in order to determine its relationship or relevance to the project-at-hand. Performs original cataloging on a variety of levels in machine-readable cataloging format where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Determines subject content and assigns to the catalog entry one of several subject headings. Develops and maintains expertise in using relevant technology in order to prepare and disseminate electronic finding aids, databases, and other online access aids.

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity to researchers where user needs are determined easily from interviews or written, telephone, or electronic media inquiries. Relevant results can be readily obtained through standard search strategies. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Conducts research and analysis in topics related to a specialized field and provides information in response to reference requests. Assists researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration, and advises them of relevant records in the Library’s collections. Assignments are non-repetitive, require search among several record groups to locate the information, and require evaluation of the information selected for its authenticity, completeness, significance, and relevance to the subject.

Participates in the development of conservation and preservation policies and contributes to the efforts of project staff and other Library personnel in the implementation of such policies. Coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of materials to be added to the collections. Recommends technical specifications for supplies, materials, and equipment used in labeling, marking, housing, or reformatting. Monitors the appropriate transportation of project collections, internally and externally, to reduce excessive materials handling and ergonomic impact, ensure security, and protect library materials from unnecessary damage.

Maintains personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Communicates with donors, creators, producers, and members of the participating public regarding the use and distribution of unpublished archival materials, and secures information necessary to process and catalog the collections. Shares resources and information with colleagues and constituents.

Qualifications
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.

  • Knowledge of 20th and 21st century U.S. military history research sources used for processing and describing archival materials.
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of archival work, including analysis, organization, and description of archival multi-formatted material.**
  • Ability to perform preservation duties.**
  • Knowledge of reference and research services.
  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships and provide liaison services.
  • Knowledge of digital curation and descriptive tools, information technologies and integrated library systems to support archival functions.**
  • Ability to adapt in a fast paced and demanding work environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Library & Information Specialist
Location: International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Job Summary:
The Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Knowledge Management Specialist to assist with metadata curation and library subscription management. The candidate will work with OCLC software services, such as WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, Acquisitions, and CONTENTdm. The successful candidate will have a strong attention to detail and be comfortable in a highly culturally diverse work environment. This is a one-year renewable position based in Washington, DC.

Essential Duties:
Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging for research outputs
  • Curate metadata in institutional repository and other databases/portals
  • Assign keywords using controlled vocabularies derived from thesauri (AGROVOC, CABI, and others)
  • Liaise with publishers to maintain IFPRI’s institutional subscriptions and renewals
  • Provide research support through Inter Library Loans (ILL) and literature reviews
  • Manage and track the use of print resources using WorldShare Circulation
  • Manage administrative tasks such as invoices and expense reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus five years of professional experience or MLIS/MIS or other Information Science degree from accredited university and three years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in library cataloging and understanding of emerging trends in the field
  • Familiarity with metadata common standards and common technologies used in the field such as: Dublin Core, MODS, XML, OAI-PMH, etc
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively within a multi-cultural team environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work responsibly with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to details
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with web content management systems like Drupal and other Content Management Systems
  • Experience writing scripts using common languages like Python, Perl, and others
  • Experience working with international and national organizations

Position: Technical Services Manager
Location: Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the AALL Career Center.

Steptoe, an Am100 law firm, is seeking an experienced Library Technical Services Manager for its Research & Information Services Department to be resident in its Washington, DC office. The Technical Services Manager will join a highly collegial team of information professionals who provide research and analysis, electronic and knowledge management services, competitive intelligence, and traditional library services to all firm offices. We are seeking a librarian with exceptional organizational and communication skills, excellent attention to detail, comfort working under tight deadlines, a strong public services orientation, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

This position is responsible for the following:

  • Acquiring print and electronic materials
  • Cataloging and classifying materials for all firm locations
  • Managing the firm’s integrated online library system
  • Overseeing and maintaining the library collection, including materials stored in central and remote locations
  • Supervising library assistants
  • Supporting the firm’s interlibrary loan and document delivery team
  • Coordinating with other department managers to help set and implement policies and goals

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program with at least one cataloging course
  • Three or more years of technical services experience in a law or special library including acquisitions, serials control and MARC copy cataloging
  • Experience with day-to-day management of integrated online library systems (ideally EOS.Web)
  • Deep knowledge of legal publishing and experience coordinating vendor agreements
  • Excellent web-searching skills
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
  • Experience supervising paraprofessionals

To apply, please click on the following link:

https://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=19&FilterJobID=274

If you require assistance or accommodation to use our online tools to search and/or apply for jobs, please contact the local office recruiting contact or Steptoe Careers, or (202) 828-3613 and we will be happy to work with you.

We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Administrative Librarian (Manuscript Division Chief)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $127,914 to $192,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 386178.

This position has no promotion potential.

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

The incumbent of this position may work a flexitime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

The Chief of the Manuscript Division (MSS) serves as the Library’s primary expert responsible for the preservation, security, and service of the manuscript and archival collections under its purview to meet the needs of government officials, scholars, and others who request information or require access to those collections and services. Under the Chief’s general direction, the Manuscript Division is responsible for the acquisition program, custody, and effective use of one of the foremost manuscript repositories in the United States.

The Chief of the Manuscript Division receives general policy guidance from the Director, Special Collections Directorate (SCD), but has primary managerial and professional responsibility for the growth and direction of public and scholarly research and reference services. The Chief plays a key role in establishing a positive image for the Library and its collections, as well as its service to Congress, scholars and researchers, and its role as the National Library.

Exercises overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and critical Library of Congress programs and operations. Responsible for directing and managing the Manuscript Division to efficiently accomplish specified goals and objectives outlined in the Library’s strategic plan. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and takes actions to initiate, modify, or cancel projects in accord with the service unit’s directional plan and performance budget.

Provides professional, technical and administrative direction for all activities of the Manuscript Division. In collaboration with the Assistant Chief, Sections Heads and Administrative Staff, plans, develops, and directs the acquisitions, processing, custodial, reference, bibliographic, research, and product production activities of the Division. Coordinates with subordinate supervisors to plan budgets, programs, policies and procedures for the Division.

Administers the Division’s reference, processing, managerial, and administrative staff to accomplish program goals and objectives; directs the Division’s annual budget process and manages budget execution, for appropriated, gift and trust funds; and represents the Division at professional and management meetings. Plans the annual program and activities within the Library Services budget, and establishes short and long range goals and objectives. Determines research and collection development projects for staff, ensuring that analog and digital collections are relevant to researcher needs and that they are served in a timely and efficient manner. Coordinates the Division’s security, preservation, and collection and space management programs in collaboration with appropriate management and staff in the Division and officials throughout the Library. Coordinates with other government agency officials and institutions interested in collaborative projects and inter agency agreements. Determines digitization project priorities through consultation with other Library managers. Develops and recommends policy encompassing the use of materials in the Division’s custody, and the provision of reference and research service to meet the needs of scholars, publishers, and other research communities.

As the Division’s principal recommending officer, supervises recommendations for acquisition by staff specialists and makes recommendations in special fields of personal competence. Directs and encourages growth and maintenance of the Division’s collections and facilitates and increases their use and access nationally and internationally. Serves as a senior information specialist in one or more of the subject areas of the Manuscript Division, with responsibility for establishing and developing collections and services under the purview of the Division, including assessing external collections for possible acquisition; soliciting donations from private collectors and creators with historically important materials which would enhance Library’s collections; and the conversion of materials on deposit to gifts.

Performs the full range of human resource management functions related to directly and indirectly supervised staff. Sets and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff and oversees performance management principles in accord with Library regulations, procedures and collective bargaining agreements.

Develops, conceives, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs. Translates new legislation and/or Library strategic goals into program goals, actions, and policies, interpreting the impact of a new legislative or strategic planning requirements on agency programs. Is recognized as an agency authority in formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on the Library, as well as the subject fields under the purview of the Manuscript Division.

Qualifications

Security clearance: Individual must meet eligibility requirements for a Top Secret security clearance based on single scope background investigation.

The competencies below are required for this position. Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.

A candidate’s resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

Ability to direct the acquisition, organization, and preservation of archival and library collections of manuscripts and mixed materials.** The successful candidate has the ability to direct the acquisition, organization and preservation of manuscript and mixed materials by ensuring that collections are developed to serve the constituents of a library and that those constituents are provided the best possible research and referral services. This includes 1) collaborating with a variety of individuals to build and select collections, 2) assuring the arrangement and description of collections; 3) fostering scholarly research in archival and library collections, 4) creating programs to share collections with individuals and groups, and 5) ensuring the security of the collections.

Ability to provide program oversight and administrative management to agency programs and operations.** The successful candidate has the ability to provide a wide range of managerial, analytical, technical, and advisory functions related to the administrative programs within the division. This included the following: 1) provided oversight for human resources, finance, information technology, facilities management and other services, 2) oversaw and guided short- and long-term strategic planning initiatives, 3) accomplished strategic and organizational goals by ensuring the effective interaction and integration of processes, 4) delegated and managed financial operations, 5) provided operational services in support of workforce planning goals, 6) managed effective and efficient administration of facilities requirements, 7) set performance expectations, 8) provided advice, counsel and training to staff, 9) developed policies and guidelines affecting agency programs, and 10) directed, monitored and participated in outreach initiatives.

Ability to lead people and manage a diverse workforce.** The successful candidate has the ability to lead people to meet an organization’s vision, mission, and strategic goals, including ongoing improvements in customer services. Provided an inclusive workplace that fostered the development of others, facilitated cooperation and teamwork, and supported constructive resolution of differing opinions by using innovative approaches and future-oriented thinking. Performed human resources management functions such as 1) managed the budget and personnel planning; 2) established performance expectations for supervisors and staff; 3) provided formal and informal performance feedback and evaluated staff; and 4) promoted the goals of equal employment opportunity and ensured the office was free of discriminatory employment practices.

Knowledge of current research trends and resources related to American history and culture.** The successful candidate has knowledge of American history and culture to manage functions and carry out library, archive, or historical programs.

Ability to lead and inspire change. The successful candidate has the ability to lead tasks and people effectively and inspired change in developing and implementing agency values, principles, and direction. This included the ability to promote ideas with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness; resolve contentious situations; solicit and consider others’ opinions; gain support and commitment from others; motivate and inspire others; and promote a culture of change and growth.

Ability to communicate in writing. The successful candidate has the ability to communicate complex and specialized issues in writing through 1) policies and procedures, 2) strategic planning and forecasting documents, 3) performance management documents, 4) program proposals, 5) analysis/reports, 6) project plans, 7) budget documentation, 8) annual reports, 9) statements of work, and 10) policies and guidelines. This included targeting the amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of the information to the needs of the receiver/audience.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing. The successful candidate has the ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.

Position: Acquisition & Metadata Librarian
Location: Catholic University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Performs and manages the creation, maintenance and enrichment of metadata representing the University Libraries digital, physical and virtual collections of resources.

Manage the work of the acquisitions staff, developing and implementing procedures and workflows as needed. Plan and implement new initiatives that will improve service and efficiency. Oversee order placement, copy cataloging, invoicing, and receipt and claiming for all formats of library material: print, electronic and audiovisual

Perform original and complex copy cataloging for print and non-print materials including classifying library material using Library of Congress classification

Work collaboratively with other units to develop, implement and evaluate procedures, standards and workflows relating to cataloging and metadata creation.

Participates, as a professional member in the University Libraries with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning, including: involvement in committees and special ad hoc projects; establishment and maintenance of communication with faculty and patrons in other areas of the university; provision of information and access to information resources; and contribution to the library profession and engagement in professional development activities. Manage variety of tasks in response to shifting priorities and changing constraints.

Requirements
American Library Association Accredited MLS, MSLIS or recognized equivalent.

A minimum of three (3) years of substantial professional experience in acquisition of library materials in print and electronic formats in an academic library. Experience with materials published in a variety of formats. Experience with an integrated online library system and major bibliographic utility (OCLC). Experience with complex acquisitions of library materials.

Knowledge of current trends and new developments in library technical services. Working knowledge of cataloging practice and standards including MARC and RDA. Knowledge of core skills, including e-resources and management, automated bibliographic systems, serials control and approval plans.

Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions.

Expertise with web resources and standard office software, including competence in bibliographic and acquisitions data management.

Knowledge of new library management systems, preferably Alma.

Basic understanding of licensing and copyright issues.

Position: Sr. Technical Research Services Librarian
Location: AARP, Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on the CUA SLIS blog.

Summary

The Sr. Technical Research Services Librarian position is a hybrid between technical and reference services. It will be an integral part of the AARP Library and Strategic Services (L&SS) team, providing critical technical services management, including the selection, acquisition, access and maintenance of print and digital information resources as well as research and reference services across the organization. This position will provide actionable research deliverables on issues of strategic importance to the Association and will take a key role in the implementation, launch and maintenance of a variety of innovative services including OverDrive, Virtual Reality (VR), and other emerging technologies.

This position reports directly to the Director of Library & Strategic Services.

Responsibilities

  • Manages all aspect of technical services within the Library
  • Oversees scheduling and general daily operations at the Library Reference desk
  • Provides reference service at the Library Reference desk as required
  • Supervises or performs cataloging and classification of all materials; provides accurate bibliographic authority, item description, and classification of materials by creating and maintaining MARC records in the ILS (EOS.Web)
  • Leads the selection and acquisition of materials for the Library’s collections (books, journals – print and digital, databases and equipment)
  • Leads in implementing, marketing and providing training on the use of new technologies including OverDrive and Virtual Reality
  • Leads in providing  in-person and virtual orientations and trainings to Staff
  • Manages and provides secondary research and synthesis with key insights on projects with broad Association impact
  • Prepares and delivers presentations, summaries, reports, and graphics to internal clients
  • Contributes to the Library’s marketing and promotional activities across the enterprise
  • Contributes and serves as lead in the management, design, maintenance of metadata and Knowledge Management (KM) solutions
  • Manages vendor relations and negotiates contracts as required
  • Manages the inter-library loan (ILL) and Copyright processes
  • Participates in long-range planning process for the library, including recommending changes or improvements and developing new types of policies,  services and operations
  • Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields

Requirements

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution and a minimum of five (5) years related experience
  • The ideal candidate may be a solo librarian who is well rounded in both technical and reference services
  • Knowledge of current best practices in technical  and reference services, metrics/analytics is required
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, and ability to adapt to changing priorities and tight timeframes, with a high degree of comfort working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess strong analytical, detail-oriented, organizational, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles, practices, Knowledge Management Systems, and Integrated Library Systems (knowledge of EOS is a plus)
  • Knowledge of OverDrive and other innovative library technologies is strongly preferred
  • Experience with taxonomy development, database structure  is required
  • Knowledge of SharePoint is a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search technologies, databases (EBSCOhost, LexisNexis) and concrete, advanced information retrieval techniques
  • Demonstrated familiarity and comfort with public speaking and/or bibliographic instruction
  • Enthusiastic commitment to customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively

Benefits Offered

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.

Seven Positions: Washington DC & Northern Virginia

Position: Empirical Research Services Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Law Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Georgetown Law Library seeks an energetic, self-driven Empirical Research Services Librarian who is detail-oriented, committed to quality, and able to adapt to an evolving environment. With a dynamic staff of over 50 people, the Law Library welcomes and encourages initiative. Collaboration across departments is the norm, leadership and growth opportunities abound, and learning never ends.

The Empirical Research Services Librarian, a newly created position within the Law Library, is a member of a diverse reference and research services staff of 15 librarians. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Research Services, this position participates in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of the library’s research services that support the research needs of the law center, focusing on the individual scholarly and education pursuits of the law faculty and administration. The incumbent’s duties include but are not limited to:

Research Services

  • Meets requests of faculty or administrators for research support, negotiating completion dates and coordinating project accomplishment by assigning to student employees or completing personally.
  • Analyzes and evaluates legal and interdisciplinary materials, synthesizes factual findings, and composes memoranda to faculty to communicate research results.
  • Provides empirical research support, including developing research designs, acquiring data sets, and performing statistical analysis.
  • Works with department’s document delivery service, troubleshooting problems when they arise, and personally performing document delivery tasks as appropriate.
  • Works with other members of the library liaison program to manage completion of research projects received through the liaison program.

Management of Research Services Students

  • Along with other departmental librarians, coordinates and oversees team of student research assistants for assistance with projects.
  • Provides advanced student assistance with statistical, econometric, or other data.
  • Reviews work product and provides constructive feedback on methodologies and strategies.
  • Supervises students who may be at the graduate level and would be working with statistical software or programs.
  • Upon request, incumbent may supervise other members of the library research services staff.

Faculty Liaison

  • Serves as the primary point of library contact for designated faculty members and is responsible for meeting regularly with them to assess their research and scholarship needs.
  • Understands designated faculty members’ areas of teaching and scholarship, and develops proactive services, as desired, for these faculty members.
  • Responds effectively to specialized research requests from faculty.
  • Provides advanced and refresher online training sessions to faculty members.

Training of Research Assistants and Others

  • Participates in developing and administering a thorough research training program for students employed as research assistants, focusing on departmental policies and procedures, advanced research techniques, legal reference bibliography, online database skills, research methodology, and topical research instruction.
  • Provides training when required to library colleagues or faculty personal research assistants in specialized statistical and econometric software.
  • Identifies additional training opportunities to meet empirical research needs.

Reference and Collection Development

  • Provides reference and research assistance through scheduled reference desk rotations and assigned consultations for students.
  • Shares knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods including international, foreign, and comparative law.
  • May provide service on scheduled evenings and weekends as well as during normal business hours.
  • Within assigned subject areas, selects materials for the collection and assesses the collection quality, making decisions on the addition, transfer, withdrawal, or preservation of individual titles.
  • Contributes to collection development policies by participating in relevant meetings and trainings.

Professional Activities & Institutional Advancement

  • Participates in activities of the law library, law center, university, and professional associations by serving as a committee member or volunteer.
  • Through work and actions, advances library goals and values as articulated in library planning documents and values statement.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability working with statistics or using software for statistical and spatial data analysis (GIS).
  • Adept at navigating and utilizing online and network-based information systems.
  • Expert knowledge of database tools to provide patrons with reports and information as requested, including using queries and scripting tools to display reports in web interfaces.
  • Aptitude in locating locally and externally available datasets and statistical materials.
  • Excellent communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent) or a Master’s degree in Economics or Statistics.
  • One to three years of professional experience in a law or academic library.
  • Empirical research and quantitative data analysis experience, including with econometrics and statistical software

The Empirical Research Services Librarian holds an Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Librarians are encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life.

Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package to help provide employees with work-life balance, including child care through professional, licensed on-site day care; tuition assistance for employees and their dependent children; and retirement savings in which the university contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://careers.georgetown.edu) by using Job Number JR06742 or via this link. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references (submission of a single document is preferred). Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable.

Priority will be given to applications received by July 3, 2019.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Law Library, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Georgetown Law Library seeks an energetic, self-driven Reference Librarian who is highly service- oriented and able to adapt to an evolving environment. With a dynamic staff of over 50 people, the Law Library welcomes and encourages initiative. Collaboration across departments is the norm, leadership and growth opportunities abound, and learning never ends.

The Reference Librarian is a member of a diverse reference and research services staff of 15 librarians from different professional backgrounds and with wide ranging interests and areas of expertise. The Reference Librarian provides extensive legal reference services in a fast-paced, dynamic environment by participating in the reference desk rotation, conducting individual research consultations, writing research guides, and participating in instructional programs. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reference, the Reference Librarian has duties that include but are not limited to:

Reference Service

  • Participates in the reference desk rotation (including evenings, weekends, and some holidays), and meets individually with students to advise them on research sources and strategies.

Instruction & Communication
     Actively involved in the teaching of legal research skills and online searching techniques to first- year students in the Legal Research and Writing program.
     Designs, develops, and teaches specialized legal research classes to upper-class students.
     Conducts research in appropriate disciplines to prepare for classes on specific topics (e.g., environmental law, health law, or tax law) and identifies key materials in the subject area.

Faculty Services
     Serves as the primary point of library contact for designated faculty members and is responsible for meeting regularly with them to assess their research and scholarship needs.
     Understands designated faculty members’ areas of teaching and scholarship, and develops proactive services, as desired, for these faculty members.
     In coordination with the Head of Library Research Services and the Head of Reference, responds effectively to specialized research requests from faculty, and, as appropriate, works with the Head of Library Research Services to assign faculty research projects to the Library Research Services Department’s students and staff.
     Provides advanced and refresher online training sessions to faculty members.
     Collaborates with others in the library to develop marketing and outreach initiatives to introduce and educate faculty about library services.

Selection
     Develops the library’s collection in assigned subject areas.
     Selects materials for the collection and assesses the quality of the collections, making decisions on the addition, transfer, withdrawal, or preservation of individual titles.
     Contributes to the library’s collection development policies by participating in relevant meetings and trainings.

Other Presentations and Tours
Develops, plans, and/or teaches programs on various aspects of legal research to specialized groups outside the library’s primary patrons and conducts tours of the library for visitors.

Professional Activities
Participates as a member of Library and Law Center committees, as well as in activities of professional associations (both library- and law-related).

Institutional Advancement
Through work and actions, advances library goals and values as articulated in library planning documents and values statement.

Requirements
     J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent.
     Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent.
     Expert knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods.
     Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases.
     Awareness of current trends in legal research, library automation, and library instructional programs.
     Excellent communications skills.
     Availability and willingness to work as scheduled during normal business hours, evening hours, weekend hours, and holiday hours.

Preferred Qualifications
     One to three years of professional experience in a law or academic library.
     Experience with teaching legal research.

The Reference Librarian position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Reference Librarians are encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life.

Reference Librarians hold Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointments. Entry-level applicants are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package to help provide employees with work-life balance, including child care through professional, licensed on-site day care; tuition assistance for employees and their dependent children; and retirement savings in which the university contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://careers.georgetown.edu) by using Job Number JR06733 or via this link. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references (submission of a single document is preferred). Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

The start date is negotiable. Priority will be given to applications received by June 26, 2019.

Position: Research Content Librarian
Location: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct complex legal and non-legal research including, interlibrary loan and news alerts across a wide range of practice areas
  • Familiarity with the firm’s broad portfolio of content such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Securities Mosaic, Law360, Bloomber BNA, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, Capital IQ and Newsdesk
  • Conduct current awareness content distribution in support of attorney electronic alerts utilizing the firm’s news aggregator Newsdesk
  • Participate in learning programs and orientation cycles for Summer and Fall Associates
  • Work closely with the Acquisitions and Content Librarian on a daily basis during resource constraints and absences

Qualifications
Required:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • Two to three years of experience as a researcher with a law firm or academic or public library
  • Service oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and executive presence
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with a dispersed team

Preferred:

  • Experience working across a matrixed organization

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Position: Research Analyst
Location: Arnold & Porter, Washington DC; Silicon Valley, CA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Analyst. The incumbent will be responsible for covering west coast hours (9:00 am. – 6:00 p.m. PT/ 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET Monday-Friday) and can be located in any of the following offices:  Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York or DC.

Our Research Analysts work as part of an energetic, creative and service oriented team, responding to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel located firm-wide and supporting designated practice and industry groups.  Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, collection development and other department activities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  
• Collaborating with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to perform legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
• Working with designated practice and industry groups to promote and raise awareness of research tools and services by offering targeted research and curated reports, orientations and training, and assistance with collection development by evaluating products and recommending changes.
• Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests, monitoring output and summarizing results.
• Contributing to the development of content for the intranet.

Qualifications:
• MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
• Two plus years recent, professional level legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
• Demonstrated ability to make cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, LexisAdvance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer and Bloomberg BNA.
• Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
• Strong customer service orientation.
• Able to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
• Able to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Apply online:  https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities 

Position: Head of Content Acquisitions and Management
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST.

The Head of Content Acquisitions and Management oversees the department which encompasses activities relating to the acquisition or licensing of information resources for law library collections and the maintenance of the collection. It is responsible for law library functions relating to ordering and acquisition of new print, electronic, other non-print, and archival material; processing and claiming of serial publications in all formats; vendor relations; compilation and reporting of acquisitions, serials, and other collection statistics. This position reports to the Law Library Deputy Director.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies
  • Two years of supervisory and/or management experience
  • Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets, databases, and other technology tools
  • Strong capability in performance and management of detail-oriented tasks
  • Experience working with codes and data in an integrated library system
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience with Alma preferred

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply for this position, please submit an application via the Georgetown University Human Resources Joblist website and include a cover letter to the attention of Carole Prietto, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Preferably these documents should be combined into a single PDF.

To ensure full consideration please submit your application by Friday, July 5, 2019.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Carole Prietto at cap166@law.georgetown.edu

Position: Data and Publications Librarian (Senior Analyst)
Location: Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST.

Background: The Information Services Unit (ISU) within the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Sector (KIC) is currently looking for a dynamic and motivated information system professional who values innovation and knowledge. In this role, you will help us make a difference in the development of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The team’s mission: ISU oversees the management of the Felipe Herrera library where our employees can develop excellent innovation and collaboration skills as well as expand our perspective of user-oriented service.
What you will do:
Management of publications:
  • You will support the effective monitoring of technical quality control processes for the publication of research reports and sectoral data in the Publications’ page (https://publications.iadb.org/) and Data (https://data.iadb.org/) of the IDB, advising on aspects such as metadata quality, use of taxonomies, etc. Advise the authors and institutional managers about our internal regulations, as well as the best practices of the publishing industry for the effective dissemination of their knowledge products.
  • You will analyze and continuously update existing technologies for the storage, curation and dissemination of data and sectoral datasets, including metadata healing and data exchange practices.
  • You will work as a team with sector and/or embedded librarians and with the dissemination and semantic web team on the use of specialized techniques for the visibility of knowledge on the Internet, such as search engine optimization (SEO).
Specialized information services:
  • You will provide superior embedded librarian services for your respective portfolio, maintaining library products, making sure that your clients’ needs of the clients are met.
  • You will disseminate state of the art external knowledge to sector specialists through LibGuides information portals (internally called “Infoguías”), using subscriptions to foster the use of information resources and other knowledge discovery tools available in the library.
  • You will offer personalized training in the use of library tools and platforms and constantly assess the changing needs of your client.
Taxonomy and semantic web
  • You will provide support in the use of organizational documentary tools, such as taxonomies, thesauri and ontologies.
  • You will manage semantic technology platforms, especially ontology management tools such as Pool Party.
  • You will maintain the institutional knowledge ontology, to facilitate the cataloging and subsequent organization and dissemination of our knowledge products (especially those related to publications and sectoral data), through the standardization of topics and keywords.
Reference Coordination
  • You will manage the services offered by the Felipe Herrera Library, from the circulation of printed material of the Library to requests for interlibrary loans created by Bank employees.
  • You will contribute to the reference coordination work with the team of embedded librarians.
Other tasks:
  • Support the different initiatives proposed by the Library team, ISU and the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Sector.
  • Organize and participate in trainings.
What you will need:
Education: A bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Information Management, Library Science or related fields. Bachelor of Science in the Library or specialist in subjects with experience in research is an asset.

Experience: Minimum one year of professional experience, providing high quality services for clients that meet their needs. Have the skills to seek and heal information which helps you find the right information and deliver it to your clients in a timely and effective manner. Value teamwork, but also be able to work independently and use your own judgment. Also, know how to work under pressure, in an accelerated and highly collaborative environment.

Skills: You have the ability to work on several issues at once, set priorities independently and have high attention to details. You are an advanced user of content management systems, especially ILLiad, WorldShare-OCLC and LibGuides, search engines (Google and Bing) and open data management applications such as Socrata and Microsoft Excel.

Languages: You are fluent in English and Spanish. Portuguese is a plus.

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Opportunity Summary:

Type of contract: Staff, fixed-term

Length of contract: 3 years
Location: Washington, DC
Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.

 

Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.
We encourage women, afro-descendants, people of indigenous origins, and persons with disabilities to apply.

About us: At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.

A candidate has been pre-identified for this position and may apply. However, this remains a competitive process and other qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will be duly considered.

Position: Librarian

Location: Defense Technical Information Center, Fort Belvoir, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) is the central facility for the acquisition, preservation, protection, retrieval, and dissemination of scientific and technical information (STI) supporting the Research and Engineering (R&E) needs of the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as federal and industry partners. DTIC provides leading edge information services and analysis products to the DoD community as a recognized leader in information and knowledge management innovations.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a librarian responsible for providing information retrieval services and customized products to DTIC’s customers.
  • The purpose of the work is to provide expertise in organizing, accessing, and disseminating scientific and technical information in specialized subject areas to meet the needs of the DTIC user community.
  • The librarian formulates search strategies to retrieve information from DTIC’s databases and collaborative tools (e.g., Technical Report, Unified Research and Engineering, Independent Research and Development, DoDTechipedia and DoDTechSpace).

Eight Positions: Maryland & Washington DC

Position: Metadata Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Greenbelt, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented, and innovative individual for a full-time Metadata Librarian position on behalf of a federal library in Greenbelt, MD. The successful candidate will have experience creating and maintaining metadata, a solid knowledge of established and emerging metadata standards, strong technical aptitude, and the ability to work collaboratively and independently in a team-oriented environment.

The Metadata Librarian is responsible for collecting, preserving, and presenting digital information in all formats, applying indexing and metadata, and maintaining the Library’s bibliographic and archival databases. This includes metadata application, authority control, quality control, and other duties associated with the creation and maintenance of item- and collection-level data for a variety of print and digital materials.

As a member of the Digital Projects Team, the Metadata Librarian reports to the Team Lead and works independently as well as with teammates, library colleagues, patrons, and community partners to develop and provide access to information and materials that support the scientific and engineering research needs of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Job responsibilities:

  • Ensures the quality of cataloging and metadata records in the ILS and Institutional Repository.
  • Employs emerging metadata schemas to make library resources available to our patrons.
  • Performs original and copy cataloging for a wide range of formats, including serials, non-print materials, and e-resources, using traditional cataloging principles and practices to input records into OCLC and the local ILS, SirsiDynix Symphony.
  • Participates in the design and maintenance of repository collections using the Fedora Commons architecture.
  • Adds digital images, video, multimedia, and other formats to the institutional repository using XML and RDF metadata.
  • Collaborates with Digital Team on completing the migration of the Institutional Repository’s records from a Fedora XML-based platform to a Fedora RDF-based platform.
  • Incorporates linked data authority records from the NASA Name Authority File into various systems, including institutional repository records.
  • Stays abreast of new developments relevant to metadata and cataloging.
  • Serves as a resource person concerning metadata, database maintenance, record loading, workflow issues, cataloging, and classification.
  • Maintains statistics and produces monthly statistics reports.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or other relevant fields from an accredited program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging, media migration, metadata, and database management.
  • Knowledge of electronic and traditional cataloging standards (AACR2R, LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats) and familiarity with RDA and FRBR.
  • Experience cataloging book and non-book formats in an automated environment using OCLC and an ILS, such as SirsiDynix Symphony.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of modern library operation
  • Experience with XML, RDF, and one or more metadata schemas (Dublin Core, MADS, MODS, METS, EAD) and one or more tools (XSLT, XQuery, SQL, SPARQL, OAI/PMH, OpenRefine, Regular Expressions, etc.).
  • Experience with a repository system such as Fedora Commons.
  • Familiarity with Drupal or similar content management systems.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies.

Position: Research Support Librarian
Location: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Research Support Librarian is a key member of the information, instruction, and reference team. This position provides information and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing with a focus on providing tools, skills and information support to foster research activities among emerging investigators. Other duties include reference and systematic review consultations, distance education student support, departmental liaison activities, and membership on various library and University committees. This position reports to the Director, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to the following):

  1. Performs online database searches and research consultations as requested to meet the scientific information needs of the research and academic community.
  2. Provides training and support for systematic and scoping reviews.
  3. Provides training and support for PubMed, NCBI resources, and other specialized databases, including electronic collaboration platforms.
  4. Provides data management support, especially as related to data deposits, data citations, ontologies, best practices, and funder compliance.
  5. Works closely with the Research Scholarly Concentration in the SMHS, the SMHS Research Workforce Development office, the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, and doctoral programs in the health sciences, GWSPH and SON to support emerging researchers and investigators.
  6. Serves as an embedded librarian in nursing, health sciences, and public health research courses. Acts as a librarian facilitator for the Clinical Skills and Reasoning program in the medical curriculum.
  7. Makes recommendations for tools and resources needed to support the research community.
  8. Collaborates with the Scholarly Publishing and Metadata Librarian on research impact metrics and scholarly communications issues. Supports research impact measurement and visualization. Consults on communicating research results widely. Promotes the creation of researcher profiles documenting skills, grants, publications, and collaborations.
  9. Works with researchers to identify collaborators, partners, and research opportunities.
  10. Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and information services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
  11. Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
  12. Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
  13. Participates in collection development activities for liaison departments.
  14. Assists in management of research-related listservs and library e-mail accounts.
  15.  Other duties as assigned.

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent combination of relevant Masters degree and research support experience.
  • Demonstrated experience searching biomedical literature and using NCBI databases and tools.
  • Demonstrated experience providing data management support. Demonstrated knowledge of the research lifecycle.
  • Experience with collaboration tools, statistical software, course management software, and development of online instructional modules or tutorials.
  • Experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services OR experience providing educational and research technology support.

Preferred:

  • Experience producing and compiling research impact metrics.
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics software and scientific programming software such as R.
  • Experience in providing advanced information services in an academic health sciences library, including assisting with systematic reviews.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons.

To Apply: To be considered, applicants should complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/66590 and upload a letter of interest and a current CV. Review of applications will begin on 6/14/19 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Position: Acquisitions and Resource Sharing Librarian
Location: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Summary:

The Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library provides library services and educational support to the students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the School of Nursing both on campus and through distance education programs. The Library collections consist of over 4,600 electronic texts, 4,000 journals, and 115 databases in addition to print collections of approximately 28,000 items.  Applications are welcomed for a Librarian with knowledge of print books and all types of non work effectively with a variety of resources to create a strong collection of print and electronic materials. The Librarian will serve as Chair of the Collection Development Committee, a group composed of several representatives of various library collections to coordinate the development of an overall collection in all formats. Providing analyses of the book budget and the book collection as well as the ability to work with faculty to maximize collections are fundamental to success in this position. The Librarian will help manage the institutional repository and will supervise the Interlibrary Loan Specialist. The Librarian reports to the Director for oft the department for Collections.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Facilitates the selection and ordering of all individual monographs, audiovisuals, and software purchased for the Library, including the Bloedorn Technology Center, by collaborating with faculty and the Collection Development Committee and utilizing external sources to identify the best resources to meet educational, clinical and research needs.
2. Conducts reconciliation, approval and payment of all invoices for the above materials and coordinates collection purchases made on the departmental credit card. 3. Manages the budget accounts for all materials listed above, keeping accurate records in Alma/Primo and other systems as needed and produces all budget analyses as required or requested.
4. Manages currency of all print book collections within the library (monographic, Professional, Reference, etc).
5. Coordinates the Library’s approval plan program.
6. Communicates and works collaboratively with the Serials & Systems Librarian to assure the currency of all serial standing orders within the Reference collection. Collaborates with Reference librarians to maintain the Reference collection.
7. Supervises the Interlibrary Loan Specialist and manages the ILLiad Web Client. Serves as direct contact for interfaces with the server administrator in CASS for ILL systems.
8. Coordinates the Consortium Loan Service. Supervises loan of Himmelfarb resources to distant education students.
9. Participates in the Library’s Liaison Program, working with one or more departments as assigned within the guidelines and expectations of the program.
10. Works with Circulation to resolve lost, claims returned, damaged and assumed lost book items.
11. Participates in the Library’s instructional program as an Informatics Tutor.
12. Collection Development Committee to coordinate and maximize all formats of library resources. Participates as a member in other library committees.
13. Coordinates collection of and manages annual statistics reports to organizations such as AAHSL and ARL.
14. Maintains knowledge of current trends in librarianship and their implementation in the area.
15. Maintains an updated procedures and position manual accessible on shared drive, staff intranet or other system utilized to ensure its availability to all within the library.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited school.
  • Two years’ experience working within a library setting and specifically involving acquisitions, collection development, or interlibrary loan duties. Demonstrated oral, written and analytical communication skills. Demonstrated ability to solve problems and to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and ability to maximize use of Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheets in analysis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of, and experience specifically with, medical information resources and non-book materials.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • 4+ years’ experience with acquisitions, collection development, or interlibrary loan.

To Apply: Please complete an online application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/66431 and upload a cover letter and a current CV or resume, and provide the names and complete contact information for at least three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin on June 14, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete application will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Position: Access Services Program Analyst
Location: American University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Summary/Objective
The Access Services Program Analyst is responsible for maintaining a high level of engagement regarding the library systems and technology used by Access Services and is a resource in the development of technical expertise throughout the division. Duties include ensuring the continuity and categorization of data between systems, promoting their full potential, and ensuring the quality and effectiveness of library software, applications, reporting scripts, and queries. Additionally, this position is responsible for overseeing the Circulation unit’s point of service, providing access to resources, maintaining collections, and managing student staff.

Supervisory Responsibility:
Collaborative management of a staff of 25 to 30 student assistants

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: 35 hours/week

Salary Range

  • Coordinator/Analyst B
  • Non-Exempt
  • $23.63-25.83/hour

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • Strong Excel and/or other organizational/reporting software experience
  • Experience with designing and analysis with Oracle Business Intelligence, Microsoft Access, etc.
  • Ability to train others with limited technological background in the efficient use of local technologies
  • Experience working with a team to complete common objectives
  • Customer service and management/supervisory experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing)
  • Ability to resolve conflicts, handle stressful and/or emergency situations, and prioritize multiple tasks at once
  • Ability to solve problems, work without supervision, make evaluative judgments independently, and formulate exceptions to policies and procedures
  • Ability to participate in planning and implementing short and long-term goals
  • Experience managing projects
  • Experience dealing with confidential information
  • Experience in accounting or handling financial/monetary transactions
  • Attention to detail is essential

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency with web scripting languages, application programming interfaces (APIs), system interoperability, and other tools
  • Experience using Alma / Primo VE
  • Experience using Alma Analytics
  • Alma Administration Certification
  • Experience working within Alma’s Network Zone architecture
  • Experience in library consortia
  • Experience providing reference/research assistance
  • Some education or experience in library science and familiarity with library-specific systems

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position: Head of Imaging
Location: Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is seeking an experienced and collaborative individual to join our Collections division as Head of Imaging (HOI). The HOI, reporting to the Associate Librarian for Collection Description and Imaging, will be responsible for the leadership, management, and vision of the evolution of imaging services at the Folger, working towards increasing output capacity and turnaround time. The HOI will: assume primary responsibility for digital imaging and the imaging studio, including maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment; lead, supervise, and mentor the Imaging team in producing digital images of special collections materials; and develop, optimize, and document digitization workflows while safeguarding fragile and rare collection objects throughout the process. Additionally, the HOI will operate digital imaging equipment, including direct-capture camera, scanning, and printing devices, and work with digital asset management software and databases. The HOI may also be asked to take studio, architectural, portrait, editorial, or publicity photographs on behalf of the Folger. This position works Monday-Friday, 8:45am-4:45pm, with Saturday duty in the Reading Room on a rotational basis. Occasional evening hours and travel are required, as is the willingness to participate in Folger activities outside of regular business hours.

Requirements
Candidates for this position are required to have a bachelor’s degree; a Master’s in Library Science, Art, or equivalent is preferred. Candidates should also have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in managing a digital photography and imaging team in the cultural heritage sector. This position requires experience with: post-production, color management, and profiling software applications; handling special collections materials or artwork; database management; and leading high-performing teams through change. Knowledge of FADGI’s Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials and The AIC Guide to Digital Photography and Conservation Documentation is required. A successful candidate will also have knowledge of: current technology and standards for digital imaging; preservation issues; descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata formats; and intellectual property rights and open access policy trends. Supervisory experience is required, as is the ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing, complex environment. Experience with budgets and project management is preferred. Thorough background checks are required of the selected individual.

Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and resume on our website. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. No phone calls please. The Folger is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Head of Archival Processing
Location: Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

The Head of Archival Processing leads, manages, and oversees the accessioning and processing of special collections materials and the management of special collections materials. S/he oversees term positions and independent contractors as needed for special projects. Reporting to the Director of the Booth Family Center for Special Collections and working closely with the Assistant University Archivist and the Assistant Art Curator on processing and managing collections, the Head of Archival Processing has additional duties that include but are not limited to:

Management and Supervision of Special Collections Processing

  • Manages, supervises, and evaluates three full-time manuscripts archivists, special projects staff, and student workers.
  • Coordinates, plans, and prioritizes appraisal, accessioning, processing, arrangement, and description of special collections materials in all formats in consultation with the relevant curators, archivists and Metadata Services staff.
  • Supervises the preparation of finding aids to provide access to the collections in accordance with relevant national and international standards.
  • Participates in inventory control and maintains accession records.
  • Participates in financial plan preparation and grant funding efforts by creating work plans, developing budgets for processing, preservation and digitization projects, and writing proposals and progress reports.

Physical Collections Management

  • In consultation with the Director, Curators, and University Archivist, oversees the management of storage and access schemes for the collections, including transfers and retrievals to and from the Washington Research Libraries Consortium’s (WRLC) shared collections storage facility.
  • Coordinates and supervises stacks maintenance, including the inventory and arrangement of materials within and outside the Center’s collections spaces.
  • Coordinates and assists in prioritizing the preservation, conservation, and security needs of the collections in consultation with the Director, Curators, and the University Archivist.
  • Communicates with Preservation staff regarding the coordination of conservation work for special collections materials.
  • Collaborates with colleagues throughout library to develop and execute projects that provide online access to special collections materials through digitization.

Reference and Outreach

  • Answers research questions from faculty, students, administrators, alumni, the media, and other researchers at the reference desk, and by phone, mail, email, or appointment.
  • Participates in determining patrons’ research needs and in identifying and locating appropriate information sources.
  • Participates in determining which materials can be made available for research under University policy and the law.
  • Instructs patrons in the proper care and use of collections materials.
  • Works scheduled hours at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections reception desk and the Paul F. Betz Reading Room in rotation with other staff, assisting in maintaining security for the collections and the Center.

Professional Contributions & Development

  • Participates in local consortia and regional and national associations.
  • Maintains professional associations through organizations at the regional, national and/or international level.
  • Continually acquires new knowledge and updates skills to enhance professional performance in all areas of responsibility.
  • Keeps abreast of developments, trends, and issues in the library field.
  • Monitors trends and maintains currency in areas of archives, rare books, manuscripts, fine arts, and other areas related to the position.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

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.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science and/or advanced degree in a relevant discipline with relevant archival management and special collections training, or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an archival repository or special collections library, preferably in an academic or research library
  • Minimum 3 years’ successful management and supervisory experience in increasingly responsible positions within special collections
  • A deep understanding of the descriptive standards for archival and manuscript materials such as DACS and EAD
  • A proven track record of successful complex archival processing projects demonstrating the ability to think strategically about the care and description of diverse special collections materials, and to steward them from initial ingest to preparation for digitization
  • Demonstrated planning, decision making, and problem solving skills with superior verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists
  • Familiarity with relevant standards, such as DCRM, AACR2, RDA, MARC, DublinCore, and LCSH
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace
  • Experience with one or more of the following: rare books, art, born digital materials, building digital collections
  • Record of professional presentation, publication, and/or leadership in relevant organizations, including SAA, RBMS, ACRL, and/or ALA
  • Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language

Position: Librarian (Medical)
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Director for Education, Training, and Research, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
About the Position: The Darnall Medical Library is on the third floor of Building 1 at WRNMMC, You will support healthcare providers as a member of the reference team acting as first responder/triaging medical reference questions between 0800-1630 M-F. You can expect to make a difference in the care of our wounded warriors, service personnel, and their families. Parking at WRNMMC is limited and is by permit only. The use of commuting alternatives is highly recommended.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitates warrior care through support of evidence based practice and research, cover the library reference desk, and researching and resolving in depth reference questions.
  • Instructs health care professionals in search techniques through various databases such as Medline or Embase. Instructs health care professionals on search of databases remotely or via command internet.
  • Contributes to the collection development by evaluating reviews and selecting materials in medical subject areas in order to keep textbooks and journals up-to- date and relevant.
  • Communicates with customers to present focused training, engender collaboration on matching information tools and relevant resources to resolve clinical information needs.
  • Develops and measures goals for the improvement of library services. Develops instruction interventions for the information literacy and web-based resources appropriate to the specifics of the users needs.
  • Provides specific case-related medical literature that contributes to the quality direct patient care by providing information for inpatient or outpatient diagnosis, treatment, hospital care, rehabilitation, and research.
  • Collaborates with other librarians on development, identification, implementation and improvement of information or knowledge based systems and services.
  • Improve the medical library’s web presence, access, display and the customer’s utilization of clinical and research information resources. Ensures licensing/maintenance of access to electronic resources.

Position: Supervisory Archivist (Head, Acquisitions and Processing Section)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position description number for this position is 384053.

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

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Serves as the Head of Acquisitions and Processing Section of the Music Division; works under the general direction of the Chief and Assistant Chief, who review and approve technical procedures, personnel recommendations and work programs proposed. The incumbent demonstrates a high degree of independence in the direction of performing arts acquisitions and processing services in the Division.

Participates in discussions, meetings and conferences with the Chief and Assistant Chief, and as required, divisional and inter-divisional meetings concerning policies and procedures affecting performing arts collection processing and acquisitions. The incumbent serves as the Acting Chief or Acting Assistant Chief of the Music Division when assigned. Directs the studies of broad and varied topics or areas related to music archives and scholarship. Assignments require a highly specialized knowledge of Western art music and knowledge of scholarship in related areas of the performing arts.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments and the capabilities of employees. Observes workers’ performance, and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system.

Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff.

Directs the staff in the accessioning, appraisal, physical processing and description of archival collections according to established archival procedures. Supervises the receipt of collections acquired through gift, deposit, transfer, exchange, copyright and purchase. Oversees the unpacking and verification of the completeness and condition of incoming materials and the maintenance of accessioning records. Works with the specialists, Chief, and Assistant Chief to assure that out-of-scope acquisitions are rejected or transferred to appropriate units.

Maintains close control over the quality of accessioning, physical organization and description, cataloging and digitization of collection materials. Serves as the officer in charge of the preparation of registers, indexes and other finding aids and controls developed in the Division. Provides editorial review of the section’s written work product. Has direct responsibility for the accuracy and consistency of all inventory and indexing controls produced by the Division whether for internal use or wider distribution.

Coordinates and participates in efforts to acquire performing arts materials by gift and purchase. Determines material which can be loaned from collections and/or eligibility of borrowers. Develops procedures and standards for all materials and technical processes applied in the description of the special collection materials in custody of the Music Division. Recommends the establishment of new collections.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for specific projects or tasks. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to processing acquisitions functions of the Music Division.

Serves as the official spokesperson for the Division and for the Library on matters relating to archival organization and description. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with archivists, librarians, scholars, and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the Library.

Plans, establishes and directs reference work of specialists in the section under the incumbent’s supervision. Coordinates staff efforts related to reference services specific to special collections in the Division’s custody.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.

Qualifications
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.

  • Knowledge of music and related subject areas in the performing arts.**
  • Knowledge of library archival records and collections management processes and procedures.**
  • Ability to supervise and lead a diverse workforce.**
  • Ability to provide research and reference services in the performing arts.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to coordinate and set priorities for projects in the performing arts.
  • Knowledge of automated tools, technologies, and metadata standards, such as integrated library systems, digital curation applications, and general office software, to support archival functions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Four Positions: Maryland & Washington DC

Position: Digital Projects Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group seeks an experienced Digital Projects Librarian for a position with our client, a prestigious government library located in Beltsville, Maryland. The Librarian will ensure the quality and standardization of descriptive metadata can be used across the agency’s various products. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) benefited contract position. The work must be performed on-site.

Responsibilities:

  • Creation and maintenance of a metadata/taxonomy governance plan necessary to maintain the library division’s digital collections.
  • Working with subject-matter experts across the organization to assess their requirements for organizational metadata standards and devise the processes necessary to refine and enhance them.

Qualifications: 

  • An MLS or similar degree plus 2-3 years’ experience working with metadata standards and digital objects
  • Understanding of the use of metadata schema and tools (in particular MODS, PubMed and JATS)
  • Understanding of the use of the controlled vocabularies, such as the NAL Thesaurus
  • Expertise with using the Oxygen XML editor and/or Saxon to perform XSLT transformations on large files of metadata
  • Experience with archival theory and practices and archival management systems.
  • Skill with query languages such as SQL, SPARQL, and Solr
  • Knowledge of using and extending content management systems including Drupal and Omeka
  • Knowledge of the Linux operating system and use of the command line
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with open source digital repository systems and related technology including audit/fixity software, file forensics, media conversion, and editing metadata for digital objects, especially MODS and FOXML
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; web-based tools)

Position: Research Librarian I
Location: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This position is responsible for providing information and research services to union staff and leadership. The ideal candidate will be adept at: selecting and distributing news and other relevant information for a targeted audience, researching, analyzing, and disseminating information from diverse sources in response to patron requests, contributing to the management, organization, and assessment of the library collection, and providing outreach and instruction services for users of the Information Center.

Duties:

  • Curates and assembles a daily email newsletter from a wide variety of sources, comprehensively covering key developments in topics of interest to AFSCME.
  • Researches, retrieves, analyzes and disseminates information from electronic and print sources in response to reference requests.
  • Synthesizes research findings into structured, digestible reports for a variety of audiences.
  • Assists with collection management responsibilities including cataloging, identifying and evaluating potential acquisitions, shelving and weeding the collection.
  • Performs outreach and instructional services for staff and provides access, assistance and support for Information Center resources.
  • Researches, selects and independently assembles and distributes articles for AFSCME Information Center blogs.
  • Creates fact sheets, user guides, and other documentation on internal and external electronic communications to foster user self-sufficiency.
  • Conducts presentations or instructional sessions for internal and external audiences.
  • Remains knowledgeable on issues affecting AFSCME members.
  • May supervise clerical support staff.
  • Performs other general duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; an advanced degree in library or information science is strongly preferred, and three to five years of experience in a library or similar setting which provides the following skills.

Skills Requirements:

  • Ability to identify requestors’ needs through use of reference interviews and craft effective search strategies to address those needs.
  • Ability to synthesize research findings and write clear, organized reports of research results based on the identified information need.
  • Skilled in the use of digital technologies and experienced with electronic library information systems, databases and other information management and retrieval tools.
  • Ability to perform sound research and make logical conclusions.
  • Ability to evaluate, abstract and analyze data and technical information from diverse sources.
  • Knowledge of library administration principles.
  • Experience with knowledge and information management principles, strategies and technologies.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and Information Center users.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple demands and deadlines and to balance short- and long-term priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Commitment to AFSCME’s mission.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of advanced search logic techniques and optimal usage of complex legal, business and news databases.
  • Experience with library technical services including administration of OPAC software or other discovery systems and knowledge of metadata and cataloging standards.
  • Familiarity with data and information management technologies such as content management system administration, HTML, digital asset management and relational database structures.
  • Interest in labor relations and public sector institutions, law and policy issues.

Position: Senior Analyst, Research & Competitive Intelligence
Location: Venable LLP, Washington D.C. OR New York, NY

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LLSDC Jobline.

Venable LLP has an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join our Marketing Department.

The Senior Analyst, Research and Competitive Intelligence will be responsible for managing research projects, conducting and analyzing primary and secondary research on industries, practice groups, specific clients, prospective clients and competitors to support the firm’s business development goals and initiatives.

We welcome candidates for this position who seek to work in either our Washington, DC headquarters or our Midtown Manhattan offices.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for… 

•Managing in-depth background research projects on specific companies or organizations, including statistical models to quantify research findings, in preparation for business development activities.

•Analyzing and evaluating data to provide actionable insights and recommendations to attorneys and business development teams.

•Developing presentations, memoranda or briefings for partners and participate in preparatory sessions for client pitches, proposals and other similar presentations.

•Managing assigned programs for collecting competitive intelligence for the firm’s major competitors in its primary geographic and legal markets with a focus on secondary sources.

•Extracting data by industry sectors, geography, attorneys, office, and practice groups for use in Requests for Proposal (RFPs) by Business Development staff, Practice Group Leaders and Division Managers.

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

•Demonstrated success in professional services or consulting environment with a minimum of five years market research/analysis experience.

•Intermediate level database research skills; working knowledge of a variety of external research databases, including Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Hoovers, Capital IQ, and West Monitor Suite.

•Advanced knowledge of Web and PC applications, including MS-Windows, Excel and PowerPoint

•Ability to make persuasive presentations on research results.

•Ability to analyze data and identify business trends to formulate recommendations for firm business development opportunities.

•Experience developing reports for tracking and reporting on marketing research activities and outcomes.

If you have a can-do attitude and are looking to be part of a highly motivated team of individuals that are naturally ambitious and driven, we’d love to hear from you. Apply today!

Apply at this link: https://venable.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0j8hv?source

Position: Supervisory Government Information Specialist
Location: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $131,227 to $240,000 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Operations Division, Office of the Chief Data Officer. The incumbent serves as the manager of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program.

See our tips on the application process and printable checklist to ensure each step of the application is completed.

Responsibilities
As the Supervisory Government Information Specialist, you will:

Serve as the Bureau’s Subject Matter Expert on all aspects of the FOIA program including regulatory, legislation, exemptions, fees, and related administrative matters. Partner with stakeholders across the Bureau to ensure optimal response to FOIA requests.

Periodically evaluate the FOIA program and recommend changes or improvements regarding the Bureau’s FOIA implementation policy, procedures, processes, funding, personnel, and use of technology. Implement measures to assess and monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the program.

Foster compliance with the FOIA throughout the Bureau by providing guidance, training, and advice to Bureau offices, senior leadership, and employees.

Review and prepare responses to draft legislation, Bureau regulations, and other correspondence related to FOIA as well as other information disclosure matters.

Coordinate the Bureau’s responses to inquiries, audits, investigations, or other matters related to FOIA from the Office of Government Information Services, Office of the Inspector General, Office of Management and Budget, and other similar federal government agencies.

Travel Required
Occasional travel – occasional travel may be required

Qualifications
You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: To qualify at CN-71, you must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade/band (CN-60, GS-14 or equivalent) in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as:

• Experience serving as a subject matter expert in the area of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) including regulatory compliance, fees, request clarification, record searches, and providing expert-level guidance.
• Experience in drafting written communications to include regulations, policies, procedures, training materials, or general correspondence.
• Experience with implementing technology with FOIA operations, eFOIA, eDiscovery, or electronic FOIA reading room or library.
• Experience in evaluating FOIA processes and implementing changes to improve overall FOIA operations such as reducing a backlog or processing delays.

Two Positions: Washington DC & Maryland

Position: Circulation, Interlibrary Loan & Technical Services Manager, Librarian II
Location: Caroline County Public Library, Denton, MD
Salary: $43,661 – $50,310

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Responsibilities: This is a library manager position overseeing management of three related departments. Provides all levels of customer service; supervises, and evaluates assigned library staff; assists with collection development; collects statistical information; may manage budgets; is part of the Central Library Floor management team. Need excellent written and verbal communication skills and high level of computer proficiency. Experience using Polaris ILS preferred.

Requirements: Qualified applicants must possess a MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution and either have or be eligible for a Professional Public Librarian Certification from Maryland State Department of Education; have at least two years of directly related experience; possess a Maryland Class “C” drivers license or an equivalent from another state.

Salary Range: $43,661 – $50,310. Benefits include health and dental insurances, and participation in the Maryland State Retirement System.

Application Process: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to employment@carolib.org by June 15, 2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The Caroline County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. The Library’s policy is to treat all employees and applications equally and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national or ancestral origin, sexual orientation, or disability in accordance with applicable laws. This policy is applicable to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, and promotions.

The Caroline County Public Library complies with the ADA. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process should contact the Library Office Manager at 410-479-1343 prior to submitting an application or resume.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Collection Development)
Location: Collection Development Section, Materials Development Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS/BPH), Office of The Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Collection Development Section, Materials Development Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS/BPH), Office of The Librarian.
The position description number for this position is 383035.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of professional librarians performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the section.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply
with the provisions of the safety regulations.

The incumbent is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex,national origin, age, or handicap. Specifically, incumbent initiates nondiscriminatory practices and affirmative action for the area under his/her supervision in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

Coordinates activities related to collection development across all functional areas of the library, specifically the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). Develops and recommends collection development policies; establishes guidelines and procedures to research, develop, acquire, evaluate and approve the selection of books and magazines for the NLS collections. Assures a balanced collection of reading matter for all age levels from preschool children to elderly persons by utilizing a broad professional knowledge of books and other library resources, the publishing industry, copyright issues, and the reading interests of the general population as well as the special informational needs of disabled persons.

Plans, develops, and implements program/project development activities that affect broad mission areas, i.e., monitors procedures for obtaining copyright holders’ permission when required. Verifies the accuracy of the copyright document received. Responsible for developing copyright policies for NLS

Six Positions: Washington, DC & Northern Virginia

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, a nonprofit historical and educational organization headquartered at Anderson House in Washington, D.C., seeks a dynamic library professional to manage reader services and outreach for its library, which houses a collection of 50,000+ rare and modern items focused on the era of the American Revolution.

Major Duties

The research services librarian is the primary staff member charged with promoting and managing use of the library collections, on-site and remotely. The research services librarian:

  • assists and advises scholars using the library collections, especially the Institute’s fellows and other academic users;
  • develops and manages special projects to promote and document the library collections, such as writing articles for the Institute’s publications and website and giving lectures and customized presentation to special groups;
  • develops and leads classes on using special collections for research, a hallmark of our library program;
  • oversees and manages the digitization of library collections and directs the development of the online Digital Library;
  • recruits and supervises the library’s volunteers and interns;
  • provides support to the Institute’s broader cultural initiatives, including exhibitions, educational programs, publications and special events; and
  • works closely with the Library Director to develop and enhance library programs and services.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent training and experience (knowledge of the history of the American Revolutionary era a plus);
  • at least three years of professional experience working with special collections and providing reference support in a library setting
  • knowledge of digitization protocols (experience with CONTENTdm a plus);
  • excellent interpersonal skills working with staff, volunteers, interns, researchers and other constituents of the library;
  • reading knowledge of French or other foreign language; and
  • demonstrated organizational skills, ability to work independently and take initiative, and effective writing and public speaking

Salary and Benefits

This is a mid-level position on the professional staff of the Society of the Cincinnati. The current budget allocation for this position is $55,000 per year (negotiable). Excellent benefits include paid annual and sick leave, health insurance, a 401(k) plan, and a monthly commuting stipend.

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter, including mention of where you learned about this opening, by email to:

Ellen McCallister Clark
Library Director
The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20008
emclark@societyofthecincinnati.org

Position: Senior Research & Reference Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a full-time Senior Research and Reference Librarian to work for a prestigious law firm’s Washington DC office. The librarian will provide high-quality research & references services in support of the firm’s various legal and administrative departments. The selected individual will work both independently and in collaboration with the research team. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic, service-oriented research professional.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with the Research and Reference team to design and deliver a valuable research to the firm.
  • Provides expert research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas using various print and digital resources.  Provides in-depth analysis and summarization of results.
  • Assists in the preparation of and delivery of relevant orientation and training programs.
  • Supports the development and maintenance of intranet reference collections.  Assists with link checking, collection development, and integration of subject-specific resources into the firm’s larger portal.
  • Assists in the development of paper and digital resources collections, the evaluation of new and existing research tools and makes recommendations for purchase or renewal or resources.

REQUIREMENTS

  • JD, MLS or MLIS from an accredited institution required.
  • 5-10 years of reference and research experience required.
  • Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment, preferred.
  • Expert knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge of legal and business electronic resources and databases.
  • Ability to work efficiently with keen attention to detail.
  • Good oral and written communication.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collection Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 385309.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
This position serves as a Digital Collection Specialist and is located within the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services within the Library Collection and Services Group at the Library of Congress. The position reports to the Head, Digital Content Management Section and is responsible for acquisitions, management of digital collections, project development, management, consultation, and liaison work.

The Digital Content Management Section is responsible for providing digital acquisitions support to Library Services, and for the lifecycle management of digital collections that are not otherwise under the care of a custodial division. The section also is responsible for managing the Library’s web archiving program and collections, and provides advice and assistance to the Law Library as needed. Digital Content Management Section staff collaborates with other Library curatorial units, technical staff and external organizations to establish best practices, implement new and streamline existing digital workflows, and identify digital content management problems and propose solutions for the content within the scope of the section.

Serves as a digital collections specialist for assigned tasks and workflows within the Digital Content Management Section. Applies knowledge of library policies and procedures related to the assigned tasks and workflows in order to acquire digital collection materials. Implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for the assigned tasks and workflows. Consults with senior members of the unit to resolve problems or issues. Ensures that content for the assigned workflows meets the Library’s format and metadata technical standards for acceptance.

According to the practices of the unit, acquires, creates or oversees creation of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata as needed for collection materials received. Manages automated workflows for ingesting, reviewing, describing, inventorying, and storing digital content. Performs or coordinates quality review of metadata elements for the assigned tasks and workflows. Processes files after ingest as necessary prior to storage. Implements corrective actions, including solutions to preempt problems, as appropriate. Conducts or initiates and coordinates re-work for files not meeting project requirements. Uses software and hardware tools to transfer digital collections received from various sources into LC systems, including both physical and virtual locations. Deletes or replaces digital objects; makes corrections. Utilizes software and hardware tools to assure proper storage locations and identifications. Creates and manages predominantly automated streams from acquisitions sources to storage on appropriate LC systems. Produces or coordinates production of derivative files as appropriate.

Applies approved digital content management technologies to digital content as assigned. Monitors indicators of preservation status of custodial materials as assigned. Takes appropriate corrective action as needed.

Assists in planning and implementing assigned portions of digital acquisitions projects. Suggests improvements to workflows for assigned content. Adheres to priorities and time-frames established by management.

Assists in implementing approved plans for assigned portions of projects, including recommendations on division of work between specialists and technicians assigned to a project. Tracks assigned portions of project workflow using software tools and schedules activities to move projects to completion, as assigned. Assists higher level staff of the unit to document and execute workflows. Makes recommendations for future improvements.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to the assigned tasks or workflows.

Consults with supervisors and team leads to resolve problems or issues. Contributes to the planning and implementation of workflow procedures and provides input for setting production goals for assigned tasks or workflows. In support of digital content management, assists in the training of staff within the section and service unit. Assists others inside and outside the section with resolving digital collections management questions related to the assigned tasks or workflows. Creates and makes presentations to internal stakeholders as needed.

Consults with stakeholders to assist in implementing digital collections projects. Offers suggestions and advice on operational and technical problems. Serves as point of contact and provides technical advice related to assigned digital content tasks or workflows.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Qualifications
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.

  • Knowledge of library best practices and procedures for the lifecycle management of digital collection materials.**
  • Knowledge of metadata and metadata best practices for managing digital collections.**
  • Ability to plan and carry out digital content management projects.
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison duties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Research Librarian (Natural Resources)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $69,581 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Resources, Science, and Industry Division seeks a Research Librarian which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry.

Responsibilities
The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on natural resources and/or environmental policy, including land and water resource management, air quality, and climate. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in federal natural resources or environmental agencies, earth sciences, or climate policy are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in public policy, industry, or legal research.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

Analyzes and solves research problems within designated policy research areas. Factors that affect the complexity of these problems include novelty, the difficulty in locating authoritative information, and the specialized nature of the subject area.

Responds to congressional and internal requests for information related to issues requiring in-depth knowledge of the context/background of the issue, and for information that is difficult to find and/or requires filtering/synthesis. Utilizes specialized knowledge to prepare responses to requests and develop and execute research methodologies for specialized topics.

Develops and maintains knowledge of research resources. Identifies, tests, and evaluates new, specialized research resources; performs market analyses on competing resources; and recommends specialized information resources and research materials for purchase or renewal.

Provides orientation and training/instruction to congressional clients, colleagues, and peers on research methods and research resources.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Qualifications
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 apply knowledge of reference sources in natural resources**
  • Ability to conduct information research**
  • Ability to communicate in writing**
  • Ability to utilize information technology**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others
  • Ability to focus on the client
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

Position: Acquisitions/Government Documents Technician
Location: Supreme Court of the United States Washington, DC
Salary: $42,308 to $67,687 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This is a full-time position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

Applicants who submitted their candidacy for vacancy #10440307 need not re-apply.

Closing Date: Sunday, 05/05/2019, 11:59 PM EDT

Responsibilities
The Acquisitions/Government Documents Technician performs a wide variety of tasks related to loose-leaf filing, receipt and processing of government documents, basic acquisitions support and general Technical Services and Special Collections Department duties as assigned. Primary tasks of the position include:

  • Filing loose-leaf services according to publishers’ written instructions;
  • Tracking missing or circulating volumes needed for filing;
  • Investigating and solving all filing problems including claims;
  • Receiving and claiming all government depository material;
  • Shelving government documents by Superintendent of Documents Classification System;
  • Supporting the library’s acquisitions work as requested;
  • Retrieving Records and Briefs and transcripts of Oral Arguments;
  • Distributing library material to Library staff, Chambers’ personnel, and Court Offices’ personnel;
  • Assisting the Serials staff with locating materials for binding.

Qualifications
Demonstrated experience with loose-leaf supplementation and filing procedures is required. Demonstrated experience with Superintendent of Documents Classification and Depository Library Systems is also required. One to two years of library work experience is preferred. Familiarity with library acquisitions processes is preferred. Knowledge of Millennium or other automated library system is preferred.

Education
Two or more years of college is required.

Position: Library Technician NF-02
Location: Army Installation Management Command, Fort Myer, VA
Salary: $15 to $18.50 per hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is Installation Wide. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

This position is located at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH)

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Responsibilities

  • Provides technician support by performing a wide variety of direct services to the public
  • Registers patrons, charges/discharges materials, processes overdues and reserves, assists with interlibrary loans and reserves, shelves library materials, prepares displays, programs activities
  • Answers basic reference questions, and assists customers in locating materials; and/or provides technical services support in a variety of functions: basic/copy cataloging, ordering/receiving/processing and de-acquisitioning of library materials.
  • Assists in maintaining accountability records and in performing shelf inventories.
  • Performs simple maintenance on the library’s automated systems.
  • Incumbent may perform physical exertion such as long periods of standing, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, pushing of loaded trucks; and recurring lifting of heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.