Four Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Manager, Technical Services and Digital Technology
Location: Greenfield Library, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $52,168.76

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Manager, Technical Services and Digital Technology, under the general supervision of the Library Director, provides leadership, development, coordination, and direction for the following areas: cataloging, classification, processing material, authority file maintenance, digital technology, library systems and database administration, serials processing, and basic bindery and preservation activities. The incumbent will identify, formulate and assess goals, priorities, policies, and procedures for these areas of responsibility and work closely and collaboratively with library staff to ensure efficient workflow and high-quality user experience. The incumbent will also work in conjunction with Library Director to manage technical services vendor relations and will supervise and train student assistants assigned to work with this position.

The incumbent will be responsible for managing the digital technology work being done at the library. Responsibilities will include: following best practices in digital collection creation and management, managing digitization projects and creating workflows, planning and managing format conversions and migrations; creating innovative and flexible solutions that meet the needs of the St. John’s College community, and seeking grant funding for digital initiatives. The incumbent will work in conjunction with the Associate Library Director and the Library Director on digitization projects.

The Manager, Technical Services and Digital Technology is responsible for systems administration, including management of library technology by coordinating the development, implementation and maintenance of the library’s technology, and keeping the library current and staff informed. This involves: leading in the evaluation, implementation and innovative use of technologies, including the implementation and management of the integrated library system (ILS); serving as a liaison with ITS Office staff in maintaining the library’s ILS and other related systems; suggesting suitable applications to improve library services; providing expertise and developing strategies for systems administration of digital records and commercial electronic resources through the online catalog and other discovery interfaces; collaborating with staff to develop recommendations for policies, procedures, workflows and practices that make effective use of various systems’ capabilities; problem-solving and trouble-shooting for the ILS and other databases.

The incumbent will: perform original and copy cataloging in OCLC and the ILS for all types of library materials in accordance with accepted national standards using AACR2 and MARC codes and tags, LC classification and subject headings, RDA, metadata, Dublin Core, and other relevant standards; import name and subject authority records into the ILS; evaluate, test, and load commercial bibliographic records into the online catalog; ensure accuracy and quality of bibliographic and item record information for all materials.

The Manager, Technical Services and Digital Technology is also responsible for: managing materials and processes for items sent out to commercial bindery; repair and basic preservation activities; working with Circulation Assistant to ensure that sufficient stock of technical services supplies are available when needed; creating, maintaining, and updating appropriate procedure manuals. The incumbent will serve as the emergency building coordinator.

In all areas of responsibility: works independently yet shows good judgment in keeping the Library Director informed of developments outside the regular routines; keeps abreast of current trends and practices; engages in professional development activities including listservs, meetings, training sessions, and conferences; respects the confidentiality of patron requests and records and follows the current ALA Code of Ethics; prepares and submits various monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, and gathers statistics on technical services activities for various reports and surveys; contributes to library decision-making; is good office citizen (i.e. keeps work and break areas clean, responds to email and requests promptly, has a positive attitude, and respects the feelings and needs of co-workers).

Position: Knowledge Manager
Location: WilmerHale, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Job Description
WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm with 1,000 lawyers located throughout 12 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our lawyers work at the intersection of government, technology and business, and we remain committed to our guiding principles of providing quality, outstanding legal and client services; developing diversity among our lawyers and staff and fostering an environment that promotes an ambitious spirit, teamwork and collegiality by drawing on the exceptional talents and dynamic experience of our lawyers. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities in which we practice.

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director, Programs and Planning, you will join a team of knowledge professionals within the IS Programs and Planning group, responsible for driving the Firm’s knowledge management activities. The Knowledge Management (KM) team, in cooperation other IS groups, works with the legal practices to develop and execute methods for effective knowledge sharing, efficient matter execution and value-added collaboration throughout the Firm. The KM team implements and supports processes and systems for capturing, organizing, and making accessible and actionable the knowledge assets of the Firm.

As part of the team, you will support KM technologies, and lead operational tasks associated with maintaining the content in those systems, including using document automation, Artificial Intelligence powered contract analysis, search and other technologies where appropriate. You will help drive awareness and adoption of knowledge-sharing resources and identify innovative methods for the Practice to leverage enterprise knowledge, expertise and technology for superior and efficient client service.

The Knowledge Manager assists with proactively supporting firm-wide client service initiatives. The Knowledge Manager provides quality service to internal members/departments of the Firm and external clients and vendors by displaying professionalism via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person and by encouraging an atmosphere that rewards a “can do” attitude.

Position: Administrative Librarian
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $126,148 to $189,600 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the African and Middle Eastern Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services.

We encourage qualified applicants from a variety of library, scholarly, academic, and information science backgrounds, with expertise in the appropriate regions, languages, and collections, to apply for this opportunity to support the Library’s strategy and to establish the program as a center of excellence in area studies.

Responsibilities
The African and Middle East Division Chief is the Library’s principal expert/specialist in matters dealing with the countries, languages and regions covered by that division. The Chief has full professional responsibility for coordinating activities of the Library related to that geographic area, and for directing the development and maintenance of the Library’s collections pertaining to these regions, including the integration of digital technology, and facilitating the effective use of these collections by scholars, researchers, and others worldwide. The Chief formulates the vision, establishes the mission and goals, determines objectives, directs the staff and resources, and evaluates overall performance of the division. He/she sets policies for, administers, and supervises division staff, programs, services, and activities. The Chief is responsible for cultivating relations with potential donors, securing funds for new initiatives, acquiring new collections, and establishing new services. The Chief provides national leadership in the fields of knowledge and information as they relate to the division’s geographic responsibility and represents the library at national and international meetings, events and programs, especially those related to the division’s regions and countries.

Has overall responsibility for the oversight and administration of an entire department or a highly complex program within the department or agency, including responsibility for collections and research at the highest national level.

Plans, leads, and manages the division’s collections, resources, services, and programs to assure that the division is a major contributor to national information, knowledge, and understanding of the relevant countries and regions in all of their variety and diversity. Provides direction and leadership for the Library in response to the rapid changes in foreign societies, in information flows from and about the regions covered by the division, and in emerging research agendas related to the division’s area of responsibility. Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of these countries and regions and of the scholarly resources and collections necessary for the study of the region, with in-depth knowledge in at least one related discipline/area.

Constantly evaluates the Library’s holdings in this area and seeks to acquire new collections as they become available. Identifies sources for new collections and information resources, secures outside funding, cultivates relationships with potential donors, and continuously seeks to improve the quality of the Library’s collections and access to information in the division’s area of responsibility.

Maintains personal authority and credibility in research/library communities based on a solid record of publications and professional accomplishments. Provides national and international leadership in accomplishing the division’s mission, which includes leadership within the Library and among research libraries in the U.S. and abroad.

Applies cross-disciplinary approach to achieve integrated solutions applicable across the foreign area divisions for the Library’s long-term digital content life cycle management. Ensures smooth, rational, and appropriate relationships between print and digital collections under the custody of the division.

Recommends strategies for integrating digital content, preservation and services into the Library’s existing policy, procedures, work flow, and organizational framework for print collections. Assures implementation of collection development policies and procedures for traditional print collections and for digital content resources, working toward the integration of all collections and services. Develops digital collections and digital access approaches, often in collaboration with colleagues inside and outside the institution. Manages custodial responsibilities for print and digital collections, including balancing systematic analysis, evaluation, and direction with operational requirements and work flow considerations.

Develops policies for the acquisition of important collections to ensure that the Library’s collections meet the needs of scholars, researchers and all other patrons. Policies involve matters relating to the conduct of initial solicitations and negotiations with prospective donors, appraisal of collections, conversion of materials on deposit to gifts, restrictions on use, conditions of use, and security of the collections. Negotiates with prospective donors who are prominent in the field. Directs staff engaged in these activities.

The position description number for this position is 058866.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Position: Librarian (Law-Legal Research Analyst)
Location: Law Library, Washington, DC
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Legal Research Analyst works under the broad supervision of managers from divisions within the Law Library (1) analyzing legal materials; (2) responding orally and in writing to inquiries requiring proficient skills in conducting legal and legislative research involving the law of particular jurisdictions and international law; and (3) communicating with Law Library users and staff by assisting in their research work and preparing Law Library work products for publishing and distribution.

Responsibilities
Fluency in English, working proficiency in at least one foreign language.

To successfully perform the duties of this position, the incumbent must (1) demonstrate the ability to apply accepted research techniques and utilize broad knowledge in applying domestic and international legal and legislative principles and concepts; (2) possess expert proficiency in analyzing global legal issues and preparing informative documents using legal and research materials in foreign languages; and (3) have proficient oral and written communications skills to maintain efficient and effective collaboration with staff and present complex legal principles, concepts, and issues to culturally and educationally diverse audiences.

Contributes to ongoing legal research projects, publications, presentations, and legal
bibliographic materials, and participates in producing the Law Library’s research work in digital and analogous formats. Uses skills, software applications and tools to prepare, edit, and finalize products for publishing or transmission, adhering to the Law Library’s technical and editorial standards.

Provides research support and assistance to staff. Collaborates with others on designing,
developing, and maintaining authoring and publishing programs, assists with development and production of the Law Library’s online products and publications, performs web page content control functions, and communicates with Law Library authors concerning work products.

Assists in surveying Law Library’s collection for areas of specialization or assigned jurisdictions. Prepares indexes of a wide variety of legal documents, and supports metadata development for LLC products.

Prepares metadata for Law Library products according to established guidelines. Participates in developing the Law Library’s controlled vocabulary affecting searching capabilities involving basic legal principles and concepts, identifying key words and phrases and ensuring that terms with possible multiple meanings are clarified.

Applying Law Library standards and a broad knowledge of legal and legislative principles and concepts, prepares concise and informative summaries of laws, treaties, regulations, court decisions, and other legal documents.

Plans, coordinates and participates in briefings, presentations, and other educational programs conducted by the Law Library. Translates legal documents from English to a foreign language or from a foreign language to English.

Conducts research in limited segments of specialized or technical research projects for Law Library clients resulting in written or oral reports, memoranda, letters, annotated bibliographies, research guides, brochures, infographics, and other publications. The research may require using standard reference tools and applying techniques and practices that have gaps in specificity requiring some interpretation to cover new or evolving subject matter. Assignments involve dealing with legal research problems, questions, or situations within assigned jurisdictions.

May convey findings through written and oral reports, abstracts, summaries, charts, graphs, or other products. Requests typically require some analysis on the part of the analyst to determine the specific research area and the types of information that will most directly meet the requester’s needs. Searches internal and external legal information and government databases. Develops search techniques and files for handling requests for legal information. Reviews information obtained in response to an inquiry for its relevance to the inquiry. Identifies and examines publications, electronic resources, and trends in applicable fields of law and assists with collection development.

Provides legal and legislative reference services involving legal issues for an educationally and culturally diverse clientele, including Members of Congress, the judiciary, government agencies, foreign governments, scholars, academics, the practicing bar, the press and the general public.

Assists Law Library clients in adapting and modifying research methods and techniques.
Analyzes specialized or technical information from a wide variety of sources in English and foreign languages when responding to basic questions for legal and legislative information.

Draws upon broad knowledge of legal and legislative print and electronic collections when preparing responses. Prepares written responses to inquiries requiring a tailored response. Prepares finding aids and related written products describing research methodologies.

Seven Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Resident Librarian
Location: Albert S. Cook — Towson University, Towson, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This three-year Library Residency program is designed to provide an early-career librarian from an underrepresented group the opportunity for rapid professional growth while bringing new perspectives and fresh ideas to Towson University Libraries. The first two years of the program will be dedicated to orientation to the profession of academic librarianship and development of projects and experience in departments throughout the library including Research and Instruction, Content Management, Special Collections & University Archives, Library Information Technology, Library Advancement and Assessment, and Access Services. In the final year of the program the Resident will specialize in their chosen area(s) and work on a capstone project suited to their professional interests and to the needs of the library. A goal of this project is for the Resident, working independently or with a mentor, to develop, complete, and report research or creative work at a conference or as a publication. The Resident will serve on library and university committees and participate in professional organizations.  The Resident Librarian will benefit from formal and informal mentorship, funding and encouragement of professional development, and a focus on career planning. Towson University Libraries Residency program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.

Position: Research & Instruction Librarian for Arts & Communication
Location: Albert S. Cook Library — Towson University, Towson, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks an early career librarian to serve as a research and instruction librarian and as liaison and subject specialist to the departments of Art and Design, Art History, Art Education, Communication Studies, and related disciplines as assigned.  Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison areas and other disciplines. This position is a 12-month faculty status position.  Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment. MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution required. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Position: Learning Technologies Librarian
Location: Albert S. Cook Library — Towson University, Towson, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks an early career librarian with responsibility for providing leadership and direction for the Research & Instruction department’s digital services and technology initiatives and applying innovative solutions to information resources and services.  Serves as liaison and subject specialist to the department of Educational Technology and Literacy and related disciplines as assigned. This position is a 12-month faculty status position.  Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment. MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution required. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Position: Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian
Location: Albert S. Cook Library — Towson University, Towson, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian. This position will provide leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the library’s electronic resources and assist the Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Content Management with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials.  The Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian will work cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the library’s subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons.  The successful candidate would serve as a liaison and subject specialist to department(s) and related disciplines as assigned; plan and teach information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines; design and implement library initiatives to support student success and retention; and participate in library assessment initiatives.  This faculty librarian will maintain an active research program focused on the role, impact, dynamics, and trends of electronic and digital resources in higher education and academic libraries.
This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Position: Manager of Biomedical Applications Integration and the Identity Management Process
Location: Dahlgren Memorial Library — Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Dahlgren Memorial Library (DML)  acquires, organizes, and provides access to information services and resources in support of the mission of the University and GUMC, and consults and collaborates with GUMC faculty, staff, and students to integrate information resources and technologies into teaching, learning, research, patient care, and service.

The Manager of Biomedical Applications Integration and the Identity Management Process is the in-house technical expert for all of the Dahlgren Memorial Library [DML] applications in support of the research, education and patient care missions of DML & GUMC. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Resources & Access Management, this position has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Administering the DML Cybertools Integrated Library system (the only library system created specifically for health sciences libraries) inclusive of patron data maintenance and data loads, reporting, and system wide updates.
  • Supporting health and life sciences resource 24/7/365 access and identity management by coordinating communications with the OpenAthens vendor, identifying, managing  and troubleshooting access issues between DML, OpenAthens, resource vendors, UIS and patrons
  • Serving as primary liaison between DML, GU UIS, and MedStar / MGUH IT representatives, including support of library resources added into the Electronic Health Record according to established standards
  • Integrating knowledge resources and identity management for GUMC initiatives towards open science,  data management and clinical partnerships
  • Performing  second level support for remote access issues for a wide spread, geographically diverse user community
  • Maintaining functionality and content of the DML  web site with a focus on the time sensitive needs of the biomedical researcher and ADA compliance with guidance from and in collaboration with the Web Team and DML Senior Management.
  • Managing constant, on-going interoperability between library applications and other systems & services [3M, OCLC, WRLC, Illiad client software etc.]
  • Supervising continuing efforts to “brand” DML purchased resources to maximize user support
  • Running routine and pop-up analytical reports for use by DML senior management & external parties in GUMC
  • Representing and supporting DML interest in consortial and collaborative library endeavors
  • Providing guidance on best practices for health sciences resource meta-data obtained from and provided to resource vendors.
  • Exploring new library technologies and making recommendations for further investigation and potential acquisition in support of the medical and research community
  • Troubleshooting unique systems, hardware and software issues, client upgrades and migrations for library staff computing
  • Coordinating oversight, management and inventory of the 80+ public computers and printers in DML – a highly visible and highly utilized resource for the GUMC community located in the BioMedical & Academic Computing Center [BACC] Laboratory and the BACC Classroom.  This includes management of the BACC Squad students – 10 students trained to assist users with utilization of the library computers including specialized biomedical and statistical software.
  • Investigating security issues with publishers, OpenAthens and UIS, and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) IT department as needed.
  • Providing backend support for tools on the Springshare platform, namely LibGuides, LibCal and LibAnalytics.
  • Promoting library resources and services to GUMC schools and departments.
  • Providing information on relevant library acquisitions, services, resources, and news through participation in the DML library liaison program.
  • Providing reference, curricular and research support through individual/group consultation and team collaboration including instruction of students in workshops, orientations and required courses in the School of Medicine pre-clinical longitudinal curriculum on ad-hoc basis.

Requirements

  • Library Science, Information Science, Computer Science or other relevant Masters Degree from an accredited institution
  • Significant experience in managing and integrating systems, applications and data for a library or similar organization.
  • Evidence of excellent oral and written skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively and work well with diverse members of an academic medical center community, including co-workers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of client/server environments, information standards, data and web applications.
  • Strong service orientation. Willingness to learn new skills and quickly adapt to changes in technology and the academic environment.
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail; excellent organizational and project management skills; ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience supporting the research, teaching and clinical efforts of an academic health and life science community.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Web site management and API programming skills
  • Knowledge of library/information integration into EMR/HER [Electronic Medical Records / Health Records] a strong plus.
  • Extensive experience with ILS management and authentication
  • Advanced knowledge of system and data standards in a library or university setting.
  • AHIP [Academy of Health Information Professionals] accreditation; expected to pursue accreditation once hired.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary phone interviews will result in 2-5 candidates invited for on-site interviews until the position is filled.

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Position: Metadata and Cataloging Librarian (Knowledge Analyst) – Research & Statistics
Location: Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

The Federal Reserve Board is the central bank of the United States, and its mission is to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. As a Federal Reserve staff member, you will play an important role in accomplishing this mission. The Research Library, with a full-time staff of 16 librarians and 2 technicians, offers a full array of desktop and customized library services to the approximately 2,700 staff members at the Board.

The Knowledge Analyst participates in technical operations in the area of data and information acquisition, management, analysis or dissemination. The analyst provides analytical support to economists and other professionals at the Board and in the System. The support includes research and data services, information analysis, and contributions to the design and maintenance of metadata and knowledge management solutions.

The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is seeking an experienced Metadata Librarian (within the Knowledge Analyst job family).

The Metadata Librarian leads efforts to manage metadata necessary for the discovery, access, and stewardship of varied information collections and data resources that support the Federal Reserve Board’s mission. The librarian is responsible for the creation and management of descriptive metadata in multiple databases for diverse materials, including traditional print, serials, online resources, and datasets. As the subject matter expert, the incumbent will apply their in-depth knowledge of relevant standards, rules, and best practices to the creation, analysis, enrichment, normalization, and maintenance of metadata. The librarian will also use their metadata expertise to aid in collaborative, team-based efforts in the Research Library and throughout the Board to develop innovative discovery tools, further workflow automation, enrich the Board’s Subject Taxonomy, and enhance the institutional repository of Board research.

The responsibilities and duties will include:

  • Providing subject matter expertise on library and metadata standards and authority control, recommending policies, developing processes and best practices, creating documentation, and keeping abreast of national and international developments in metadata standards, technologies, trends, and techniques
  • Original and complex copy cataloging and authority control for a variety of materials, including monographs, serials, news, and data assets, in accordance with current standards and rules such as RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC, NACO authority rules
  • Ensuring an accurate inventory of print, serials, electronic resources, and data holdings
  • Metadata quality control, cleanup, editing, enhancement, migration, and mapping, using tools such as the ILS’s native headings reports, MarcEdit, and/or OpenRefine, and use of regular expressions and SQL queries
  • Overseeing copy cataloging and physical processing workflow
  • Collaboration with colleagues in serials (including holdings and check-ins), dataset cataloging (including documenting legal terms of use), and ILS administration
  • Management of ERM (electronic resources module) coverage loads to support discoverability
  • Assistance with development of the Board’s taxonomy, institutional repository, data inventories, and other innovative tools to enhance discovery and automate workflows
  • Participation as a member of various teams, including Collection Management, Technology, and Taxonomy and Metadata Teams
  • Liaison work with external groups at the Board and in the larger Federal Reserve System, especially regarding data assets
  • If necessary, assistance in managing vendor services and relationships
  • Creation of the monthly recent acquisitions list

Requirements
Required:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment and analytical skills; ability to meet deadlines; excellent service-orientation; strong written and oral communication skills
  • Full-time experience in library systems, cataloging, and authority work, in a variety of formats, including monographs, electronic resources, serials, and, if possible, data assets
  • Mastery of original and complex copy cataloging standards and practices, such as MARC21, Dublin Core, FRBR, FRAD, RDA, AACR2-R, LCRI/LCPSs, LCSH, and LC classification schedules
  • Expertise in multiple types of metadata, including descriptive, structural, technical, and operational
  • Experience with metadata quality control, including use of automated routines for metadata maintenance
  • Experience working with library systems and metadata tools, including: integrated library systems (ILS); OCLC Connexion; LC’s Cataloger’s Desktop and Class Web; MarcEdit, OpenRefine; RDA Toolkit
  • Familiarity with emerging standards and information technologies in the metadata and electronic resources management area
  • Knowledge of XML and linked data technologies (e.g., XSLT, RDF, OWL, SPARQL, BIBFRAME)
  • Experience analyzing and remediating existing metadata to meet current standards
  • Basic programming skills

Desired:

  • Experience with institutional repository systems (e.g., OCLC CONTENTdm, Fedora, Omeka, DSpace, Dataverse, or comparable products)
  • Experience cataloging data assets
  • Familiarity with taxonomy development
  • SharePoint experience
  • Experience collecting and analyzing metrics for library services
  • Knowledge of economics, finance, and business
  • Knowledge of project management principles

Position: Librarian (Law)
Location: Department of Justice Offices, Boards, and Divisions, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
Library Staff is seeking to hire a highly qualified Librarian for one of their library locations to assist in meeting the informational needs of the attorneys within Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ Library System provides a complete range of library and related information services to DOJ employees within the various DOJ Offices, Boards, and Divisions (OBDs).

Responsibilities

  • Provide reference and research services to Library users.
  • Serve as librarian liaison in communicating with library patrons, library staff, other national libraries, library and information centers, experts in government agencies, associations, the private sector, and/or research groups.
  • Provide legal and non-legal reference and research services tailored to meet researchers’ specific needs, including in-depth searching to assess information and program requirements.
  • Provide presentations, training, and education; Promote library services, programs, and materials;
  • Develop and maintains Web-based subject guides.
  • Develop special reports, bibliographies, and other publications.
  • Provide guidance to library patrons on how to access information resources, including books, multimedia recordings, archival materials, electronic database information, digital materials, electronic journals, and bibliographic citations.
  • Search and locate information from a variety of sources and electronic databases;
  • Assist in selecting and maintaining library collections (legal and non-legal), in print and electronic formats; and Assemble usage statistics and other library metrics.
  • Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.

Seven Positions — Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Finnegan, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Washington DC office of Finnegan is seeking a Research Analyst to join our library services department. Under the direction of the Director of Research and Information Services, the Research Analyst will utilize knowledge of legal research, databases and library reference methods to conduct various types of research and document retrieval in a timely and cost-effective manner. This position will also participate in the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training, orientation and consultative services in addition to keeping abreast of trends in the legal industry to contribute to the advancement of the goals of the department and the firm.

Responsibilities include providing legal, business, scientific, technical and other reference documents upon request using both internal and outside sources; extensive legal, business, IP and general research assistance using print and electronic resources; recommending appropriate research services and/or resources in response to inquiries from firm personnel; initiating and monitoring alerts from various databases; providing client development research support, including background research and competitive intelligence on current or potential clients and markets; remaining current in research techniques and available resources relevant to providing high quality library and research services; coordinating and/or providing library resource and/or training to attorneys and staff and, other duties as needed.

Successful candidates must have a MLS degree and two or more years of research experience in a law firm, law library or corporate setting, demonstrated knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis/LexisAdvance, Westlaw, ProQuest Dialog, CourtLink, Hoover’s and Microsoft Office Suite, working knowledge of SharePoint, and strong data entry and word processing skills; knowledge of intellectual property databases is preferred.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Robin Smith
Staff Recruiting Manager
901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413
Fax: 202.408.4400
Resume@finnegan.com

Position: Senior Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking an experienced Senior Librarian to lead a team of librarians and library technicians at an Information Center at a major Federal agency in Washington, DC. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) long-term opportunity. Work must be performed on-site.

Responsibilities:

  • The Senior Librarian will be responsible for implementing a long-term plan for a digital transition of the library to include: a teaching series, remote library searches, acquiring an information system that would include relevant borrowing rights and licenses for the client, database migration, and other tasks to be determined.
  • The Senior Librarian will be responsible for overseeing the coordination, development, and evaluation of information resources and training materials and programs.
  • The assignment includes short and long-range planning, coordination with Agency stakeholders and user community, collection management and development.
  • The Senior Librarian will be responsible for cultivating a high level of customer service at all times.

Qualifications:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate program
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in managing information centers in a variety of settings (private, government, and academic preferred)
  • Knowledge of current digital information technologies
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of contemporary library and information management including working with commercial vendors, collection development, serials management, and cataloging.
  • A strong ability for time management, coordination, leadership, and decision making
  • Ability to accomplish results through professional level outreach
  • Experience with specialized databases, library instruction cultivation
  • Background in the management and use of electronic resources, databases, services, and applications including eBooks and social media.
  • In-depth knowledge of at least 2 of the following:
    • Digital librarianship
    • Digital literacy
    • Information technology
    • School Library media
    • Serials management
    • Cataloging
    • Reference services
    • Collection Development
    • Database migration
  • Knowledge of copyright laws and copyright restrictions
  • Knowledge of world and foreign affairs, international relations, geography, and history
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Position: Digital History Scholar and Academic Librarian
Location: The German Historical Institute (GHI), Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The German Historical Institute (GHI) Washington DC is part of the Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad. It fosters research in the fields of German, American, transatlantic, as well as global and transregional, history. The present profile-building research topics of the GHI Washington are the history of knowledge, migration history, and digital history. In its function mediating between scholars in Germany and North America, the GHI Washington has a broad international network of scholars.

The library of the German Historical Institute is a public infrastructure with about 50,000 volumes. It is a member of the Germany’s Common Library Network (GBV) and is currently staffed by a head librarian with a library science certificate (100%) and an assistant (75%). The collection’s specializations derive from the respective research emphases of the institute. The library has a hybrid nature. In the last several years, it has significantly increased its holdings in digital media and will continue to pursue this path as much as possible.

The research area of Digital History at the GHI operates at the intersection of various discplines, approaches, and target audiences. It establishes connections among historians who work with digital and traditional methods and supports projects intended primarily for professional historians in their research and instruction as well as online “Digital Public History” projects that aim to reach a broader audience. In addition to organizing an annual transatlantic conference on various aspects of Digital History, the GHI also co-convenes the regular Digital Cultural Heritage D.C. Meetup. The GHI cooperates closely with American research institutes and infrastructures. With a Digital History fellowship and internships, this research field at the GHI fosters intensive exchange among representatives of “Digital History” in Europe and North America.

The successful applicant will spend 30% of his or her working hours providing academic management for the GHI Library and 70% managing and further developing Digital History as a focus of the GHI’s research and scholarship program.

The academic management of the GHI Library includes responsibility for:

  • Conceptual and strategic development of the library (including expanding holdings, removing unneeded volumes and digital resources) in light of recent technological developments and user strategies.
  • Close cooperation with the director and other management personnel, with the research coordinator, and with all the scholarly personnel of the GHI.
  • Management of research data and the further development of strategies for Open Access or hybrid publications (in coordination with the editors of the institute), and potentially the development of a document server.
  • Ideas for the use of library spaces.
  • Selection of literature and licenses that should be acquired for the scholars at the institute in coordination with these scholars and with the Max Weber Foundation’s business office in Bonn.
  • Cooperation and networking with libraries in Germany, North America, and the institutes of the Max Weber Foundation.

The management and further development of Digital History as a focus of GHI research and scholarship includes especially:

  • Applying for and possibly managing grant-funded and institute research projects and cooperative networks.
  • Supporting scholars at the GHI Washington in carrying out long-term digital projects already in progress and in conceiving of and applying for new projects that have digital components.
  • Actively working with the working group for Digital Humanities of the Max Weber Foundation.
  • Responsible for coming up with ideas for the further development of the GHI’s digital research infrastructure for the inclusion, securing, and later use of research data, as well as for combining the digital offers of the GHI together with cooperating partners and other institutes of the Max Weber Foundation.
  • Representing the GHI Washington in national and international forums for Digital History/Digital Humanities and in alliances for digital research infrastructures in coordination with other members of the field of “Digital History.”
  • Conducting research as well as publishing and presenting at workshops and conferences, as well as developing ideas for conferences and events and carrying them out.

Required qualifications:

  • You have a college degree in a humanities field that does historical work, as well as at least a master’s degree in library and information science with proven emphases in the field of digital humanities, or you have successfully completed a study in digital humanities or information science with proven competence in a history-related field.
  • You are familiar with Open Access models and library policies and procedures, as well as the management of metadata and licenses.
  • You are familiar with standard data assignment (e.g., Integrated Authority Files) and incorporating them into the semantic web.
  • You have good knowledge of Digital Humanities tools and methods and are connected in the relevant scholarly networks.
  • You are motivated to support, further develop, and come up with new concepts for GHI digital research infrastructures and digital projects, in coordination with the management of the institute, its scholars, as well as the IT department.
  • You speak very good English and can communicate well in German.
  • You have intercultural competence and feel comfortable in a foreign institute.
  • You enjoy sharing your informational competence with others.
  • You are communicative and enjoy working on a team.
  • You possess a great deal of initiative and independence, you get actively involved, and you enjoy new challenges.

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in coming up with and carrying out projects, completing grant applications, and developing international cooperative projects with new partners.
  • Experience managing historical research data.
  • Experience working in a research institute or a research library.
  • Experience in the field of citizen science/scholarship.
  • Competence in applied computer science.

The successful candidate will initially be given a two-year contract, although an extension is possible.

The Max Weber Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. The Max Weber Foundation is a family-friendly employer committed to supporting a healthy work-life balance. For some information on living and working conditions for families in Washington, DC, please see https://www.ghi-dc.org/ghi-staff/opportunities-at-the-ghi/work-and-family.html?L=0.

The job location is Washington, DC. Applicants who fulfill the requirements for a deployment from Germany will be paid in accordance with TVöD E13 (Federal) in addition to the stipulated foreign allowances for covering the higher cost of living in Washington, including a rental subsidy. Applicants may be employed with a U.S. work contract only if they already possess a valid work and residence permit; in this case, they would be paid on the basis of the salary scale developed by the German embassy in Washington.

Please submit your application with the usual files (CV, list of publications, transcripts and/or diplomas) in one pdf-document with the subject line “Library Management/DH” by April 28th, 2019 to Director of the German Historical Institute Washington Prof. Dr. Simone Lässig c/o applications@ghi-dc.org German Historical Institute 1607 New Hampshire Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009-2562 U.S.A.

Please send a second pdf-file with a cover letter including your contact information and a list of your most important qualifications for the position.

The interviews are scheduled for June 4th/5th, 2019, in Washington, DC. For questions on the salary or concerning work/life balance at an institute outside of Germany, please don’t hesitate to contact our administrative director, Anne Kadolph (kadolph@ghi-dc.org). For questions about the particulars of the advertised position, please contact Dr. Sarah Beringer (beringer@ghi-dc.org). Further information on the GHI, its mission, and its current research program is available at www.ghi-dc.org.

Position: Data Librarian
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Data Librarian for its Knowledge Services Group (KSG). The selectee will identify, acquire and curate data sets, manage data collections and facilitate the discovery of data sets used by CRS analysts, attorneys and information professionals. The selectee will also participate in the development of data repositories and work with stakeholders to identify and evaluate systems, tools and services used in data operations.

Responsibilities
The data librarian performs duties related to data acquisition, data curation and data management. This includes identifying and locating authoritative data sets used across CRS, recommending appropriate metadata schemas and workflows to describe, document, annotate and catalog data sets to enable discovery and re-use. The data librarian participates in the development of data repositories and data catalogs to store and archive data sets for long term access, and develops and maintains best practices and procedures.

The data librarian works with stakeholders to identify and extract data, assists and instructs staff on the use of tools to convert, transform, clean and prepare data for analysis. He/she supports staff in the use of statistical, quantitative analysis and/or data visualization tools. The data librarian coordinates the development and implementation of data projects that support the mission of CRS, and serves as a liaison for collaboration between the Knowledge Services Group and other CRS divisions/offices as well as service units and offices within the Library of Congress.

Data Librarian duties include:

Applies specialized knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data used in research and analysis, identifies and locates authoritative data sets used across CRS.

Works with stakeholders to identify and extract public/open data on a recurring basis using complex processes and automated tools where appropriate, and/or merge or compile data from multiple sources.

Plans, organizes, and/or coordinates the development and implementation of data projects of critical significance that support the mission of CRS and /or one or more of its divisions or offices.

Serves as a liaison for collaboration between the Knowledge Services Group, other CRS divisions and offices, and other Library of Congress service units and offices.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience; knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to data management are encouraged to apply.

About CRS:

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.

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.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 382234.

The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.

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 data sources and data structures used in public policy analysis.**
  • Ability to locate, evaluate, acquire, and organize data sets.**
  • Ability to handle data and perform data operations.**
  • Ability to manage projects.
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Acquisitions/Government Documents Technician
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $41,369 to $66,191 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.

Closing Date: Monday, 03/18/2019, 11:59 PM EDT

Responsibilities
The Acquisitions/Government Documents Technician performs a wide variety of tasks related to filing of loose-leaf materials, processing government documents, acquisitions, and general Technical Services and Special Collections Department support. These tasks include:

  • Filing loose-leaf services according to publishers’ written instructions;
  • Tracking missing or circulating volumes needed for supplementation;
  • Investigating and solving all filing problems including claims;
  • Receiving and claiming all government depository material;
  • Shelving government documents by Superintendent of Documents Classification System;
  • Assists with the digital conversion of acquisitions records;
  • Develops and updates metadata as required;
  • Distributing library material to Library staff, Chambers’ personnel and Court Offices’ personnel;
  • Assisting the Serials staff with locating materials for binding;
  • Generating statistics for the position’s task areas;
  • Retrieving Records and Briefs and transcripts of Oral Arguments;
  • Performing miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Meet Experience Requirements (see Qualifications)
  • Employment is subject to successful completion of a security background check.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See: www.sss.gov

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

Education
Two or more years of college is required.

Position: Contract Specialist
Location: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
Applicants that previously applied under announcement # DE-10355591-19-EL, need to reapply under this vacancy in order to be considered for this position.

Responsibilities
This position is located in the IMLS, Office of Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). The incumbent is responsible for the full range of pre- and post-award contracting and acquisition processes. The incumbent directs acquisitions from clarifying description of requirements through analysis, negotiation, contract delivery and administration. The incumbent reports to the Contracting Officer in OCFO.

The incumbent is responsible for cradle-to-grave contract activities for actions typically under the commercial item threshold. Works collaboratively with IMLS staff to procure supplies and services that may require specialized provisions, terms and conditions, and advises technical personnel on the development of their requirements document. In conjunction with the program office, prepares solicitations with performance work statements, instructions for responding, and evaluation criteria. Duties to included, but not limited too:

  • Performs market research to determinate the availability of small businesses and existing government-wide contract vehicles, and whether to apply small business set-asides.
  • Formulates contracting approaches, and acquires supplies, services or construction through the use of both formally advertised simplified acquisition procurements and orders against existing multiple award schedules/government-wide acquisition contracts.
  • Administers contracts and/or plans and conducts contract price analysis of a variety of pre-award and/or post-award procurement actions.
  • Tracks and reports on the agency’s contracting portfolio through the Contract Management Report.
  • Issues requests for quotations, technical implementation of contracts/purchase orders, blanket purchase agreements, and monitors contractor performance.
  • Analyzes prices, discount rates, delivery dates, transportation charges, etc., and seeks negotiated discounts on purchases.
  • Performs new and recurring assignments using for commercial item procedures. User requirements may involve standardized specifications and use of established sources of supplies and services, or may require formal advertising to develop contracts or schedules for supplies and services not previously procured. Specialized services may include interior design and office relocation, conference planning and management, printing through GPO, publications procurement, survey instruments, research, etc.
  • Monitors fulfillment of goods and services following issuance of purchase order, contract, credit card purchase, and printing requisitions, including coordination of delivery dates to ensure that delivery of goods or performance of services meets terms and conditions of the contract.
  • Reviews supply and service requests from program offices for adequacy and completeness to determine that sufficient and proper specifications or purchase descriptions are included for preparation of solicitation documents.
  • Selects appropriate clauses from tables contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulation, as well as those which are used locally for special conditions.
  • Work with technical personnel to resolve questions concerning applicability of specifications, classification of terms, or acceptance of alternate items.
  • Reviews submitted quotations and makes award recommendations for proposed contracts, and determines cost effectiveness and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Performs contract administration, including performance evaluation, addresses contract delinquencies, responds to IMLS staff questions, contract termination, incremental funding, and close-out.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship Required.
  • This position requires a background investigation.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
  • This position may require completing a one-year probationary period.
  • Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
    Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

Condition of Employment: Applicants must currently have a Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting, Level I (or DAWA Level 1 equivalent). Certificate or equivalent must be attached to your application.

Qualifications
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (or date of referral if OCR) including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1100/contracting-series-1102/

Position: Program Specialist
Location: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Office of Museum Services (OMS) and serves as the Program Specialist. The incumbent will participate in grants management work involving Federal grants and cooperative agreements and provide grants-related assistance and services to both applicants and awardees. The position works on various phases of the receipt and processing of museum grant applications as well as the monitoring and assessing of awardee performance.

Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, the position assists with the processing of grant applications and in grant administration; and provides significant program support to the Grant Management Team. Assists with incoming applications including reviewing for eligibility and completeness, budget review and analysis, and associated application contacts. Utilizes grants management database, entering data and creating reports as may be required. Assists with review process, including mailings, reviewer support activities, preparation for panel meetings, and other elements of the review and award process. Reviews interim and final performance reports. Prepares letters and associated documents supporting change requests and extensions for approval. Supports the work of the Office of Museum Services through cooperation with others to manage variable workloads and assistance with a variety of tasks including general clerical support. Participates in staff meetings and special committees and task forces and assists with planning for the implementation of program changes and improvements in agency operation. Performs a variety of office automation duties which require knowledge of various types of equipment and software. Updates and maintains databases, spreadsheets, and other reports and documents in support of application and grant management activities. Prepares a wide variety of recurrent and nonrecurring correspondence, reports, and other documents. Reviews and processes incoming and outgoing correspondence, materials, and publications. Provides information to applicants and awardees regarding grant programs and processes. Assists with panel meetings and director’s meetings, including preparation of support materials and note taking. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship Required.
  • This position requires a background investigation.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
  • This position may require completing a one-year probationary period.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

Qualifications
For the GS-11 level: To be qualified for this position, you must be able to state and verify that you have experience that demonstrates your ability to perform the work at the GS-11 level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service. One must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience to at least the GS-9 level or equivalent that involves principles and practices of the museum field and/or the cultural sector.

OR

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

OR

Three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in museum studies.
FACTOR: MANDATORY SELECTIVE FACTOR – KNOWLEDGE OF THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES of the museum field and/or the cultural sector, INCLUDING THE ROLES, PURPOSE, AND VALUE OF MUSEUMS WITHIN COMMUNITIES; THE ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS OF STAFF WITHIN MUSEUMS; AND THE TYPICAL ACTIVITIES WITHIN A MUSEUM SUCH AS COLLECTIONS STEWARDSHIP (E.G., CARE, MANAGEMENT, ACCESS) AND PROGRAMMING (E.G., SCHOOL PROGRAMS, EXHIBITIONS, PUBLIC PROGRAMS).

Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. This position requires that candidates demonstrate work experience involving knowledge of the principles and practices of the museum field and/or the cultural sector. Examples of such experience would include:

(1) Understanding of the roles, purpose, and value of museums within communities;
(2) Experience with the roles, responsibilities, and functions of the staff within museums; and
(3) Experience undertaking activities within a museum or cultural organization such as collections stewardship (e.g., care, management, access) and/or programming (e.g., school programs, exhibitions, public programs).

Make sure your resume supports the mandatory selective factor and describes your qualifications and experience for the position. Failure to show evidence of this experience will result in disqualification.

 

Four Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Corporate Records Management Specialist
Location: Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Silver Spring MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a State-chartered agency operating within Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. It is a nationally-recognized and award-winning agency providing land use planning; stewardship for natural, cultural and historic resources; and delivery of recreation programs to the communities it serves.  Additional information on the agency can be found at www.mncppc.org.

The agency is seeking a Corporate Records Management Specialist within the Corporate Records Program (Division of Corporate Policy and Management Operations). This position will assist in implementing and monitoring the agency’s records management program under the supervision of the Records Management Program Administrator.  The successful candidate must have a positive attitude; and, be motivated, enthusiastic, willing to learn, and able to work as a member of a team.  Experience should include knowledge of records management theory and practice.

Examples of Important Duties

  • Assists with day-to-day operations of the Records Center & Archives facility, which includes: coordinating records transfers; assisting with research requests; preparing records for destruction, performing data entry; digitizing records; and, conducting inventory reviews.
  • Assists with drafting internal operating procedures, forms, and guidance documentation to meet program needs.
  • Works to ensure agency and program compliance with applicable State regulations. This includes assisting with regular updates to the agency’s records retention schedule; drafting and submitting records destruction certificates; and, transferring records to State custody.
  • Conducts pick-up and/or delivery of records to agency offices via the use of agency vehicle. Often moves large quantities of heavy record boxes. Assigns inventory locations and logs data into records management system.
  • Conducts training and outreach to agency offices on records management practices and related topics.
  • Provides limited supervision and guidance to technical staff on records or archival projects and general operations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Library and Information Science, Archives, Records Management or History is highly desired.
  • Strong command of archival theory and best practices including planning and managing a records or archives program.
  • Experience with records/document management systems.
  • Knowledge of electronic records issues, systems analysis, systems development concepts and data storage methods, media, and security.
  • Knowledge of the technical requirements for digital preservation, including hardware, software, metadata schema and file formats.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong analytical, communications and customer service skills.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Archives/Records Management, Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, History or any related field.
2. Two (2) years of experience in records management that includes substantive work in the range of duties and responsibilities in this class specification.
3. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 6 years.
4. Valid driver’s license in accordance with both State and Commission rules and regulations. Driver’s license must be unencumbered by restrictions, revocations, suspensions, or points that could limit the employee’s ability to drive Commission vehicles or perform driving duties required by the position of assignment.
5. Must pass Commission medical examination.

Supplemental Information

Class/Specification Title:  Corporate Records Management Specialist

Working Conditions:   
Works in an office and warehouse setting; may work outdoors briefly on an incidental basis.  Carries or otherwise moves or uses objects weighing up to 49 pounds on own and heavier objects with assistance. May be subject to various job demands such as high volume of work and tight deadlines. This position will require travel to local facilities for records pick-up/delivery, meetings, and presentations as needed.

Position: Business Research Librarian
Location: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, Washington D.C. or Atlanta GA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Research Librarian in the Washington, DC or Atlanta, GA office of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP. We are searching for someone who wants to be a valued contributor and member of a talented and dynamic team of lawyers, paralegals and staff.

The Business Research Librarian will work with the Firm under the direction of the Director of Research Services to provide business, industry and competitive intelligence research in support of attorneys and the Client Practice and Business Development group (CPD). This position will also support the Legal Research Services team as needed.

Responsibilities and Duties:

• Strategically and proactively identify business opportunities that align with the Firm’s objectives using a creative approach to resources and internal/external data as needed.
• With input from the attorneys and other stakeholders, develop metrics of success around the business opportunity research process, including building a knowledge base of opportunities, capabilities, Firm relationships and experience.
• Develop a deep understanding of Firm capabilities and client intake process in order to proactively match Firm capabilities with events and business relationships that trigger business opportunity for the Firm.
• Provide research on companies, industries, competitors, and individuals as requested by attorneys or members of CPD and synthesize this information into analytical reports, and assist other business research librarians with the same. Fulfill requests including executive biographies, basic company reports, litigation profiles, and conference attendee information.
• Create, monitor and distribute daily news alerts on clients, companies, topics, and trends using appropriate online resources to support attorneys and Business Development Managers.
• Understand existing tools and resources, and assist in the evaluation, differentiation and selection of business and news information resources.
• Provide back-up to the legal reference desk rotation, responding to requests from attorneys and staff on behalf of the department.
• Maintain research statistics for the business research team.
• Additional duties and responsibilities as requested by the Director of Research Services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an accredited college or university or significant professional business development research or financial analytical experience.
• Seven to ten years in a law firm, corporate library or similar business research role preferred. Experience with online databases including CapitalIQ, D&B Hoovers, and West Monitor Suite.
• This position requires excellent communication skills, both oral and written; excellent interpersonal skills; attention to detail; strong organizational and time management skills; a customer service orientation; tact and professionalism when dealing with clients; and an interest in continued learning and problem solving.
• Computer skills with knowledge of MS Office Suite and proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook is required. Familiarity with online news, business, legal and industry resources.

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our Firm and in the larger legal profession. We believe that diverse skills, knowledge and viewpoints make us a stronger firm. Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP maintains a policy of affording all employees and applicants equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or familial status, domestic violence victim status, ancestry, amnesty, citizenship status, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation will not be tolerated in any of the Firm’s offices or any other work-related setting. Qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position or to enable them to perform the essential functions of a position for which they are otherwise qualified. EEO.

Position: Senior Research Services Manager
Location: Hogan Lovells, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Knowledge plays a vital role at Hogan Lovells. The strategic purpose of the Knowledge team is to ensure that all those involved in delivering legal advice to clients have access to the knowledge and information required to deliver a technically excellent, efficient service; to devise new and innovative ways of sharing that knowledge with clients as part of client relationship management; to input knowledge into the firm’s continuous process improvement initiatives around legal service delivery; and to ensure that the firm is harnessing new technology to support those objectives.
The Research Services team forms part of the Knowledge function. The team supports the firm’s excellence in service delivery and quality, and supports the efficiency and effectiveness of our lawyers. The team are always abreast of the latest legal and business news and their experience enables them to add valuable commercial context to research requests.

The Senior Research Services Manager will manage the US Research Services team, reporting to the Head of Global Research Services. The role will work closely with the Senior Research Services (Resources) Manager

  • Lead the implementation of the global Research Services strategy within the US market. Identify and implement opportunities for service development and change within the US service.
    • Working with the Head of Global Research Services, manage and lead the implementation of global processes, tools and technologies within the US service.
    • Maintain a dialogue with lawyers across the US practice to ensure that the service continues to meet practice needs. Ensure the team stays aware of changing business needs and evolves accordingly.
    • Raise awareness of tools across the lawyer community, ensuring the team establish close working relationships with relevant practice area Knowledge Lawyers to promote research tools and services.
    • Work closely with the Senior Research Services (Resources) Manager to ensure effective resource decision-making and Research staff support for trial/pilot, evaluation, training, and marketing of research products to lawyers;
    • Ensure that US Research Services align to the regional knowledge needs, led by the Regional Head of Knowledge, Americas.
    • Stay aware of new products in the research space, working to advance the firm’s innovation in the use of AI legal research tools.
    • Responsibility for the day-to-day management of the US Research team to ensure delivery of: (1) a high value legal and business research enquiry service; (2) a global current awareness service across legal information and regulatory change, competitor and business intelligence; and (3) a range of advanced research skills training on research tools and techniques;
    • Manage the research service provided to our US lawyers; ensure high service standards and efficient work processes across a dispersed team located in Washington DC, New York, Denver, Louisville and Northern Virginia;
    • Set and provide regular performance and service delivery metrics to assure Knowledge and business leadership of quality behaviors, standards and cost-effective service delivery.
    • Manage the Research Services team staff evaluations, recruitment processes, training and development;
    • Assist in the formulation of the annual Research Services budget.
    • All members of the firm are expected to participate in our Global Citizenship program.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Minimum eight (8+) years of law firm library experience in a senior level/managerial capacity;
• Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school preferred;
• Demonstrated leadership skills and team management/staff supervision abilities;
• An understanding of the legal market and business landscape. Familiarity with emerging technologies and an appreciation for the changing role of research and legal information in the digital age;
• In-depth knowledge of a range of US and international legal and business research databases and resources, their functionality and content; and
• Expert search experience with the ability to advise and coach on research searching strategies.
Competencies
• Strong communication and people management skills with an ability to influence and lead with high energy;
• A true team player. Collaborative, accountable;
• Ability to influence and persuade team members, lawyers, and other key stakeholders to drive innovation and change;
• A strong customer service focus and high client care standards with the ability to lead a high-performing team in a pressured environment;
• Resilient, adaptable, innovative and forward thinking; agile and able to move quickly with the changing needs of the firm;
• A lateral thinker who is resourceful and flexible with an inquiring mind;
• Strong intellectual capacity with the ability to apply new ideas.
• Organized with the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple competing demands.

COMPETENCIES

• Strong communication and people management skills with an ability to influence and lead with high energy;
• A true team player. Collaborative, accountable;
• Ability to influence and persuade team members, lawyers, and other key stakeholders to drive innovation and change;
• A strong customer service focus and high client care standards with the ability to lead a high-performing team in a pressured environment;
• Resilient, adaptable, innovative and forward thinking; agile and able to move quickly with the changing needs of the firm;
• A lateral thinker who is resourceful and flexible with an inquiring mind;
• Strong intellectual capacity with the ability to apply new ideas.
• Organized with the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple competing demands.

HOURS
Core Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 6:00pm. Must be flexible to work additional hours.
This job description sets forth the authorities and responsibilities of this position and may be changed from time to time as shall be determined.

Hogan Lovells is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or protected Veteran status.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $41,369 to $53,774 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the American Folklife Center, which acquires, organizes, describes, preserves, and makes available for research use a wide variety of multi-format ethnographic materials in both physical and digital formats.

The position description number for this position is 383009

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.

Responsibilities
Incumbent applies numerous established practices in processing materials, consisting of multi-format ethnographic materials, including digital files, manuscript materials, still images, audio recordings, and moving images. Recognizes various types of material in order to receive. Accession, sort, and arrange collections in different ways (e.g., by format, alphabetic,chronological, geographic, or numeric). Prepares material for use and storage by performing basic filing, archival housing, hand-marking, automated labeling, bar coding, and shelving tasks. Consults about material that is duplicate, extraneous, or in need of evaluation for special preservation treatment.

Performs collection management activities for a variety of material, including pulling and refilling, transferring material to and from off-site storage, keeping stack location guides up to date, preservation stabilization such as replacing worn folders and boxes, relabeling, marking for identification and security, shelf reading, and collection shifting.

Prepares a variety of material for digital and other reformatting by counting items, transporting to duplication service, and reviewing duplicated collection materials for adherence to established quality standards.

Compiles and maintains records of processing activities and completes appropriate forms for statistical reports.

Performs a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases to identify what physical and digital items are in the division’s care and helps track where they are. Compiles and enters information in automated and manual systems for inventories, container lists, or other kinds of finding aids using box and folder information and other data gathered during processing or provided by senior staff. Prepares preliminary access or inventory records for single items or collections using judgment to apply a substantial number of established procedures of the division to capture call numbers, creator names, titles, dates, and physical description. Searches online and print resources to research and verify information including place names and creator names. Proofs records to ensure accuracy and updates data as needed. Determines the correctness of data within the appropriate fields. Identifies duplicated entries.

Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of library systems and tools.

Other duties as assigned.

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 use a variety of data sources and search tools.

Knowledge of library and archives processes and procedures.**

Knowledge of collection management.**

Ability to plan work and meet deadlines.**

Ability to communicate and interact with others.

Knowledge of folklife, ethnomusicology, history, oral history, and related fields.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Librarian (Electronic Resources Coordinator), Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Electronic Resources Coordinator)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Collection Development Office of Library Services, and reports to the Collection Development Officer. The incumbent of this position serves as Electronic Resources Coordinator and assumes both a leadership and liaison role in working with staff from all areas of the Library to build the collection and to enhance access to electronic resources.

Responsibilities
Reviews and analyzes a variety of complicated factors in evaluating existing and emerging electronic resources and their potential addition to the Library’s digital offerings to users. For resources already selected for the Library, gathers and analyzes data on usage, cost and other points in order to make recommendations to management. Develops, coordinates, and/or conducts training programs for staff and users related to electronic resources. Prepares user documentation guides as well as resolves problems regarding user access or online database use. Provides technical expertise for the implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of electronic resources.

Develops new approaches for other experienced librarians to use in solving a variety of problems or in expanding services for the provision of access to electronic resources. Reviews publishing trends in the electronic resources market to identify new resources, sources and technologies not already in the collections. Plans and develops programs to fill in gaps and augment collections to improve services to clientele. Develops and maintains services and guidance for the entire Library to facilitate operations in a number of different locations.

Serves as an expert regarding electronic resources and shares such information with Library staff. Coordinates with staff both within Library Services and in other areas, primarily the Law Library and the Congressional Research Service. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Serves as chair of the Electronic Resources Management Group and participates or chairs other Library committees and working groups. Maintains positive relationships with the Library’s electronic resources vendors. 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.

Plans and implements innovative technologies including development of short-range plans for information technology applications, which have agency-wide impact and benefit. Participates in the operations, maintenance and improvements to the Library’s electronic resources management system by representing the interests and needs of a wide variety of users. Monitors trends in emerging technologies and rights management. Keeps current with developments in electronic products and services, including the use of proprietary and open source to manage electronic resources.

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 integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.

Ability to identify, acquire and work with electronic resources in a research library environment.**

Ability to interact collaboratively with others and provide consultation or liaison services in a research library environment.**

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of collections development in a research library.

Ability to analyze problems and develop solutions to plan and carry out library programs.**

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Three Positions: Virtual, Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Librarian- LAC Group
Location: Federal Library, Alexandria, VA

Originally posted on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

LAC Group is seeking a Librarianto support a Federal Library in the Alexandria, VA, area.  The Librarian will provide research, reference, interlibrary loan, cataloging, and training and outreach support for a collection consisting of physical and digital items. This is a long term full-time contract (40 hours per week; Monday – Friday), benefited position.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide research/reference service both online and in person.
  • Provide cataloging support to ensure that the library’s catalog is accurate and meets the most current standards.
  • Process ILL requests and provide circulation duties for the physical items in the collection
  • Participate in marketing and outreach of the library services.
  • Keep current trends in library technologies and make suggestions that will improve or enhance access to the Library’s online content.
  • Support training by coordinating with vendors and providing direct training to users
  • Assist in collection development and maintenance of the physical and virtual collections.
  • Assist in planning, developing and implementing digital content management solutions and curating the digital collection
  • Other duties include tracking usage statistics, participation in special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Professional knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles, and techniques of librarianship in order to provide effective reference support.
  • Must be team oriented with excellent interpersonal communications skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within the library and with library clientele.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, information-intensive environment

Catalogers (Virtual)
Location: Virtual role for a major Federal Library, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking experienced Catalogersto provide high-quality original cataloging for a major Federal Library in the Washington, DC Metro Area.  This is a fully remote/virtual role. This is a long term part time opportunity (up to 20 hours a week).

Responsibilities:

  • Create PCC BIBCO-level catalog records of English language material in all subject areas that are compliance with RDA standards
  • Analyze materials to appropriately identify access points
  • Assign subject headings using Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Classify material according to the Library of Congress Classification system
  • Perform authority control of all headings used in access points
  • Create or update name authority records in the LC/NACO Name Authority File
  • Make recommendations regarding new Library of Congress Subject Headings and/or classification numbers

Qualifications

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • 5+ years of original cataloging experience in an academic or large special library
  • Expert knowledge of RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging monographic materials
  • Must be NACO certified or have extensive experience in P class literature
  • Proven experience with any/all of these LC classifications a plus
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • J
    • P
    • Z
  • Demonstrated history of BIBCO level cataloging
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows
  • Understanding of item based workflow and requirement to create high level bibliographic and/or NACO records in a minimal amount of time
  • Knowledge of NACO procedures
  • Strong computer skills related to downloading, installing and using specialized software from OCLC and LC
  • Familiarity with OCLC’s Connexion, Cataloger’s Desktop and the RDA Toolkit
  • Strong computer & analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment
  • Excellent command of English
  • High attention to detail

Position: Metadata Specialist
Location: Prestigious Federal Library, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group seeks an experienced full-time Metadata Specialist for a position with our client, a prestigious federal library in the Washington DC area. This position is a full-time, benefited position, working on-site at the client’s facility.

Responsibilities:

  • Guide the development of functional information architecture requirements for Web applications and search, with other team members
  • Develop and manage information architecture for search application, map metadata, and controlled vocabularies to deliver focused, relevant information via site search or browse.
  • Analyze content and advice users on content and metadata to improve findability of content
  • Develop search optimization best practices and strategies
  • Troubleshoot findability issues and recommend actions to improve overall findability
  • Perform relevancy testing and suggest changes for better results

Qualifications:

  • An MLS degree or a degree in computer science, or a related field
  • 2-3 years’ experience working with metadata standards and digital objects
  • Experience in search services, and a strong understanding and familiarity with controlled vocabularies and the principles and mechanics of effective information management tools including taxonomy formulation, metadata development, navigation design, and enterprise search.
  • Experience in Office 365 or SharePoint 2016 is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; web-based tools)

If interested, please email your resume to me directly at
katy.davis@lac-group.com

Twelve Positions: Maryland & Washington, D.C.

Position: Dean of University Libraries
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The University of Maryland, College Park invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of University Libraries. The University is seeking an accomplished and visionary leader who is committed to strengthening a great university library, acknowledged on the regional, national, and international stage, and who can leverage its considerable academic strengths as a major research university, the unique advantages offered by its unique location, and its overriding commitment to excellence in education and research.

Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President and Provost, the new Dean of the University Libraries will provide strategic leadership for the Libraries, developing a strategic vision and plan for the Libraries that will reflect the needs of the UMD user community, creating and strengthening dynamic partnerships with UMD’s academic and administrative units to advance the University’s research, teaching and global agendas and leveraging the University Libraries resources wisely and augmenting them through successful fundraising efforts The Dean will join a strong, service-oriented staff and will lead them in the direction of a shared and well-articulated vision of the future.
The successful candidate must be dynamic, strategic, entrepreneurial, and innovative in recognizing and exploiting opportunities as well as in identifying and overcoming constraints. Ultimately, the successful candidate will provide the leadership to develop and achieve a vision of a university library in the 21st Century, a clear understanding of the major challenges facing research university libraries in a time of complex and extended transition; the ability to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships across campus and to engage, influence and facilitate synergies with UMD’s external constituents, including state, regional and national consortia and organizations; an advanced understanding of digital technology trends and their impact on information management infrastructure; a demonstrated commitment to developing a diverse workforce and to advancing diversity goals and proven experience or potential for success in fundraising, donor cultivation and public relations. The search committee seeks talented candidates from traditional as well as non-traditional library backgrounds. Experience in and understanding of a Research Extensive University Library is preferred. The successful candidate will be qualified to be awarded the rank of Librarian IV with Permanent Status or that of Professor in an academic unit.
Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Inquiries, requests for the full position description, nominations, and application materials should be directed electronically to:

Gale Merseth, Partner and Beverly Brady, Managing Associate

Isaacson, Miller

263 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

http://www.imsearch.com/6788

Position: Metadata & Discovery Librarian
Location: National Geographic, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The National Geographic Society Library seeks an energetic, knowledgeable and self-motivated metadata and discovery librarian with experience using Ex Libris Alma and Primo to provide strategic direction and innovative leadership in metadata services for library collections. This position works collaboratively with archival metadata specialists and the systems administrator in order to optimize information organization, discovery and access.

The Metadata and Discovery Librarian is responsible for collecting, preserving, and presenting print and digital information in all formats, creating bibliographic and archival metadata for collections, books, ebooks and other items, as required. This includes managing authorities and ensuring data quality, and other duties associated with the creation and maintenance of item-­ and collection-­level data for a variety of print and digital content and materials.

This position requires a firm and broad conceptual understanding of metadata principles and archival and digital collection technologies and the ability to apply and adapt them to existing and emerging media in a variety of formats. This includes developing, documenting and revising workflows and policies, and providing collection analytics. The Librarian also will participate in the management of e-­resources and assist with the expansion of online collections and new digital initiatives. This person acts as an active partner with technology vendors, providing feedback, suggesting improvements, and keeping the needs of the clients in the forefront.

This individual also provides reference services and processes payments for print and digital monographs, serials, databases, and other acquisitions: places orders, processes renewals, and resolves complex service problems.

Position: Resident Librarian
Location: American University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

American University Library invites early-career librarians to apply for its Residency Librarian Program. The Resident Librarian position is a fixed-term three academic year faculty appointment and is designed to provide an immersion into academic librarianship, with an emphasis on information literacy instruction and research support, and including opportunities to explore other areas of interest. Funding will be provided to support professional engagement at the national level. Through the experience and mentoring acquired by participating in the Residency Librarian Program, individuals will be able to demonstrate skills at the professional level, will be able to develop a professional network, and will be prepared for future career opportunities.

The Residency Librarian Program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance. American University Library is one of the four founding institutions that established the Diversity Alliance member universities. The purpose of the resident program is to bring diverse entry-level librarians into the profession, to engage them in professional experience and service at American University, to provide mentorship through their residency experience, and in building their research and professional service agenda, and ultimately, to prepare them for a career in academic librarianship. The Residency Program Librarian will join another Residency Program Librarian already in place at American University Library.

Position: Supervisory Education Specialist (Adult Learning Manager)
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library having identified lifelong learning as a priority, has a vital role to play in addressing the serious literacy needs in the city. That role includes maintaining a strong presence and leadership position in the city’s long-range literacy initiative and in the network of D.C. and metropolitan Washington adult literacy providers. The Library system comprises the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (the downtown central library) and 25 neighborhood libraries. The Adult Literacy Resource Center (ALRC), a public service unit, provides literacy resources for adult developing readers, literacy practitioners and program managers, private and public agencies, and DC Public Library staff.

Duties:

  • Serve as the Library’s lead adult literacy education specialist and as an advisor or resource person on adult literacy to library staff, literacy providers and stakeholders
  • Make recommendations regarding kinds and levels of services needed to better serve the primary and secondary target populations
  • Plan, organize, and administer the day-to-day and long-range activities and work of the Adult Literacy Resource Center
  • Represent the DC Public Library at local, regional, and national meetings related to adult literacy issues and training and library literacy services
  • Write proposals to appropriate sources for funding of specific library literacy projects
  • In collaboration with the Collections Department, ensure that the library has an up-to-date and responsive collection of adult literacy materials
  • Promote the use of library literacy materials and services, advising customers of community literacy services, and involving the library in the network of D.C. and metropolitan Washington adult literacy providers and in national and regional literacy activities
  • Implement a training plan to help staff throughout the system build basic skills for effectively engaging with adult learners.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Adult Education required
  • At least five years’ experience providing direct public service in a library or as an adult education service provider, including at least 3 years’ experience:
  • Supervising, training, developing and evaluating staff
  • Facilitating group conversations and leading training
  • Developing outreach in adult literacy and working with community partners.
  • Advising on adult education standards, programming and materials.
  • At least two years advising on relevant grants and budget

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to use workplace and other technology, including email, internet, databases, social media, and other software.
  • Experience serving diverse populations in a large urban environment preferred.

Position: Digital Engagement & Content Assistant
Location: Promundo-US, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

Promundo-US, an international non-governmental organization (NGO) working to promote gender equality and prevent violence, seeks a full-time Digital Engagement & Content Assistant to work in its Washington, DC office. This position will form part of Promundo’s Communications team and will report to Annaick Miller, Communications Associate.

Job Responsibilities

We are looking for a creative-thinker, content developer, and web guru who is an excellent communicator to join Promundo as a Digital Engagement & Content Assistant as part of a dynamic communications team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Social media content development, strategy, and management
  • Track and manage communications and media analytics/reach (across website, social media, media mentions, etc.) and formulate recommendations for increased engagement
  • Support and manage day-to-day communications with web development agency on updates, troubleshooting and maintenance, as well as implementing SEO strategies
  • Update institutional and campaign websites (using WordPress)
  • Edit and write institutional and campaign communications (such as blogs, web content, social media, etc.) in line with institutional and campaign messaging
  • Develop graphic designs and layout materials for research & campaign dissemination (e.g. infographics, promotional materials, postcards, and one-pagers as needed)
  • Track and propose strategies for best practices in digital engagement (including across web, social media, and online giving/fundraising strategies)
  • Research and propose new, dynamic ways to present and deliver Promundo’s messages as well as new research and programmatic findings
  • Support the communications team as needed with other responsibilities

Required Skills and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree (concentration in communications, media, international development, gender, public health, or related field preferred) or equivalent work experience of 3 years in a professional setting
  • Office experience (communications/public relations/journalism experience preferred)
  • Excellent English writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Hard worker and quick learner
  • Proactive, able to handle multiple tasks and prioritize well, with strong self-motivation
  • Graphic design (Adobe Design Suite, such as InDesign and Photoshop; Canva)
  • Photo editing (Photoshop or other software)
  • Web management and updating (WordPress or other CMS platform)
  • Social media content development and strategy (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
  • Communications analytics (Google Analytics, social media analytics, and media monitoring)

Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge of gender, masculinities, international development, and/or social justice issues
  • Second language skills (Spanish preferred; French, Portuguese, and/or Arabic also useful)
  • Experience with social media management tools
  • Experience having managed relationships with web development agencies
    SEO strategy
  • Film editing
  • Coding experience (HTML)
  • IT, tech support, and web security
  • Digital fundraising strategy

Position: Librarian (Instruction)
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

You will serve as a LIBRARIAN in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Office of Information and Education Technology, Learning Resource Center’s Reference and Information Services Department of UNIF SRVS UNI OF THE HLTH SCI.

Responsibilities

  • You will manage the library instruction program.
  • You will provide classroom-based reference instruction.
  • You will identify and implement new topics and methods for instruction to meet the needs of the university’s educational mission.
  • You will design web-based learning modules.
  • You will create and develop topics of interest to University patrons to be included in the instruction program.
  • You will work with students to create modules for students on specialized library topics.
  • You will conduct in-depth, highly specific scientific and medical searches for faculty, staff and students using medical and bioscience databases.
  • You will advise patrons on the most effective use of bibliographic resources.
  • You will serve as a Learning Resource Center liaison with the University’s School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing and Postgraduate Dental Colleges.

Position: Deputy Law Librarian for Collections
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $126,148 to $189,600 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Office of the Law Librarian, Library Collections and Services Group, Office of the Librarian.

The position description number for this position is 381810.

This position has no promotion potential.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
As designated by the Law Librarian, the Deputy Librarian has authority and responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Law Library. The incumbent also has the authority to act upon designated matters and make decisions in collaboration with the Law Librarian. Those decisions could have broad or long-range impact on one or more significant programs or collections within the Law Library. The Deputy works collaboratively with the Law Librarian, establishing priorities, and the design, launch and execution of Law Library initiatives.

The Deputy Librarian is responsible for the acquisition, organization and preservation of the Law Library’s collection, ensuring the quality of the collection and rapid and effective access to it. The incumbent oversees the planning, development, management and usability of digital legal and legislative information resources hosted on site from the Law Library’s physical materials and from remotely-hosted digital materials collaboratively developed with Law Library partners worldwide. Serving under the Law Librarian of Congress, the incumbent assists with achieving success on matters related to building and sustaining a preeminent portal to a world-class repository of global legal information that includes all levels of government from local governing bodies to transnational governing institutions. The incumbent ensures that Law Library collections and services meet the statutorily mandated requirements of the Law Library of Congress to serve the foreign legal research and analytical needs of the U.S. Congress. The incumbent develops and maintains relationships to further local, national, international and transnational partnerships. The incumbent also works collaboratively with senior Library of Congress managers to ensure integration of Law Library virtual services with Library of Congress digital priorities. The incumbent coordinates efforts with information entities in the U.S. Congress and other legislative branch agencies on Library legislative information initiatives.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of a broad, emerging and critical Law Library digital program. Responsible for the direction and management of all aspects of the Law Library’s virtual presence and services by identifying, recommending and implementing program planning strategies and development of policy initiatives for web access to global legal information. Evaluates current and proposed plans and recommends actions to initiate new or modify existing strategies. Coordinates with senior Library managers and national/international experts in systems (e.g., semantic web technology) to plan, develop, host and maintain a state-of -the art technology infrastructure to support a robust information system utilizing new technologies (e.g., federated searching and semantic web) that integrates with and supports the Library of Congress Web presence and policies.

Responsible for the formulation and administration of collection and service policies affecting the mission of the Law Library of Congress. Participates in the development, evaluation, and implementation of high-level policy for agency wide programs. Serves as the key advisor on various programs and events of the Service Unit. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels of the Service Unit; and senior staff, private sector clients, and vendors concerning matters within the scope of the incumbent’s activity. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and problems.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Library officials, infrastructure unit directors, service unit directors, division chiefs, managers, and their staff. As required and assigned, directs, monitors, and participates in outreach initiatives with organizations outside the Law Library. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with managers and officials within the Law Library and the Library of Congress.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collections and Automation Coordinator)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Geography and Map Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 381251.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities
Serves as the Division’s expert in all areas utilizing computer technology and automation: cataloging, database management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), office automation, and all areas of reference service. Recommends methods and procedures for utilizing computer assistance most effectively, participating in studies of the feasibility of automating specific activities, costs, equipment needs and service of Library practices and procedures, or of plans and data for testing system use. Writes guidelines and documentation for special projects involving major updating, correcting, or searching of databases. Serves as the Division’s online systems monitor and coordinator for automation liaison personnel. Maintains continual contact with other organizational entities directly involved with the automation of cataloging and related activities. Serves as the Division’s Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for minimal level cataloging, automation-assisted control of the collections, and other contracts involving automation on behalf of the Division.

Serves as a digital collections specialist for multiple workflows within the Geography and Map Division, handling complex situations requiring technical knowledge and judgment. Applies extensive knowledge of library policies, procedures, and workflows to acquire digital collection materials through a variety of acquisition methods and streams. Independently implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for collections under the care of the unit. Ensures that content for multiples incoming streams meets the Library’s format and metadata technical standards for acceptance. Acquires, creates, or oversees creation of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata as needed or collection materials received. Creates and manages automated workflows for ingesting, reviewing, describing, inventorying, and storing digital content. Performs or coordinates quality review of metadata elements for a wide variety of 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. Works with Division staff within or outside the unit to resolve complex content management issues. 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. Independently moves or rearranges files as storage architecture or strategies change. Assumes responsibility for application of approved digital content management technologies to digital content under the care of the unit. Monitors indicators of preservation status of custodial materials and takes appropriate corrective action as needed.

Plans and implements assigned digital acquisitions projects using approved project management methodologies. Suggests improvements to workflows for a wide variety of content streams and identifies risks and challenges to implementation. Establishes priorities and time-frames in coordination with management and stakeholders. Independently implements approved plans by scheduling and coordinating work, including determining division of work between specialists and technicians assigned to a project. Tracks project work flow using software tools and schedules activities required to move projects to completion, as appropriate. Reports on project status according to the schedules and mechanisms established for the Scan Lab.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to multiple incoming streams of content. Consults with supervisors to resolve problems or issues. Collaborates with supervisor in planning and implementing workflow procedures, team priorities, goal setting and strategies for meeting production goals for the unit. In support of digital content management, assists in the training of staff within the section and service unit. Assists others inside and outside the Library with resolving digital collections management questions. Creates and makes presentations to various stakeholders or other audiences as needed.

Position: Archivist (2 vacancies)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 368552.

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. Occasional Saturday service in the Manuscript Reading Room is required.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Analyzes and arranges bodies of records that are somewhat disorganized, demonstrating knowledge of archival theory and practice in planning and carrying out their organization and description. Possesses understanding of scholarly research and documentation practices. Completes preliminary analysis of the documentation systems and practices of the originating agency, organization, or individual whose materials are being processed. Undertakes research in published sources to complete gaps in the available information relating to the subject matter of the records to be archived. Evaluates the significance of archival material in its historical context and applies evaluation in helping create a plan of arrangement and description. Exercises initiative on special assignments requiring knowledge of archival procedures and academic subject matter.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Coordinates as necessary with collection curators and staff in other divisions relating to the transmission, handling, description, and storage of division material housed off-site or transferred elsewhere.

Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of training and professional development. Displays knowledge of collections in the Library. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and helps conduct tours.

Surveys internal collections to identify and inventory groups of materials for preservation and physical security. Follows prescribed specifications and procedures in preserving original material and reproducing originals for preservation. Monitors the quality and consistency of preservation methods and output. Monitors and coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of new materials to be added to the collections.

Serves as a resource in the development of overall preservation program policies and goals. Helps promote collection security by recommending and implementing improved methods of manually or electronically marking and labeling collections.

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several record groups to locate the information. Assists scholars and researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the division and Library. Substitutes on a temporary basis as necessary assisting readers in the division’s public Reading Room.

Position: Archvists (2 vacancies)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
These positions are located in the American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 368552.

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 multi-format ethnographic records, demonstrating knowledge of archival theory and practice in planning and carrying out their organization and description. Possesses understanding of scholarly research and documentation practices in folklife, ethnomusicology, documentary studies, oral history and/or other related subject areas. Completes preliminary analysis of the documentation systems and practices of the originating organization or individual whose documentary materials are being processed. Undertakes research in published sources to complete gaps in the available information relating to the subject matter of the records to be archived. Evaluates the significance of archival material in its cultural and historical context and applies evaluation in helping create a plan of arrangement and description. Exercises initiative on special assignments requiring knowledge of archival procedures and subject matter.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Coordinates as necessary with collection curators and staff in AFC and in other divisions relating to the transmission, handling, description, and storage of division material housed off-site or transferred elsewhere.

Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of training and professional development. Displays knowledge of collections in the Library. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and helps conduct tours.

Surveys internal collections to identify and inventory groups of materials for preservation and physical security. Follows prescribed specifications and procedures in preserving original material and reproducing originals for preservation. Monitors the quality and consistency of preservation methods and output. Monitors and coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of new materials to be added to the collections.

Serves as a resource in the development of overall preservation program policies and goals.

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several collections to locate the information. Assists researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the American Folklife Center and Library. Assists readers in the division’s public Reading Room during weekly desk shifts.

Position: Archivist (5 vacancies)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Acquisition and Processing Section, Music Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 368552.

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 are somewhat disorganized, demonstrating knowledge of archival theory and practice in planning and carrying out their organization and description. Possesses understanding of scholarly research and documentation practices. Completes preliminary analysis of the documentation systems and practices of the originating agency, organization, or individual whose materials are being processed. Undertakes research in published sources to complete gaps in the available information relating to the subject matter of the records to be archived. Evaluates the significance of archival material in its historical context and applies evaluation in helping create a plan of arrangement and description. Exercises initiative on special assignments requiring knowledge of archival procedures and academic subject matter.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Coordinates as necessary with collection curators and staff in other divisions relating to the transmission, handling, description, and storage of division material housed off-site or transferred elsewhere.

Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of training and professional development. Displays knowledge of collections in the Library. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and helps conduct tours.

Surveys internal collections to identify and inventory groups of materials for preservation and physical security. Follows prescribed specifications and procedures in preserving original material and reproducing originals for preservation. Monitors the quality and consistency of preservation methods and output. Monitors and coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of new materials to be added to the collections.

Serves as a resource in the development of overall preservation program policies and goals. Helps promote collection security by recommending and implementing improved methods of manually or electronically marking and labeling collections.

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several record groups to locate the information. Assists scholars and researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the division and Library. Substitutes on a temporary basis as necessary assisting readers in the division’s public Reading Room.

Position: Archivist (3 vacancies)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 368552.

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 are somewhat disorganized, demonstrating knowledge of archival theory and practice in planning and carrying out their organization and description. Possesses understanding of scholarly research and documentation practices. Completes preliminary analysis of the documentation systems and practices of the originating agency, organization, or individual whose materials are being processed. Undertakes research in published sources to complete gaps in the available information relating to the subject matter of the records to be archived. Evaluates the significance of archival material in its historical context and applies evaluation in helping create a plan of arrangement and description. Exercises initiative on special assignments requiring knowledge of archival procedures and academic subject matter.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Coordinates as necessary with collection curators and staff in other divisions relating to the transmission, handling, description, and storage of division material housed off-site or transferred elsewhere.

Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of training and professional development. Displays knowledge of collections in the Library. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and helps conduct tours.

Surveys internal collections to identify and inventory groups of materials for preservation and physical security. Follows prescribed specifications and procedures in preserving original material and reproducing originals for preservation. Monitors the quality and consistency of preservation methods and output. Monitors and coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of new materials to be added to the collections.

Serves as a resource in the development of overall preservation program policies and goals. Helps promote collection security by recommending and implementing improved methods of manually or electronically marking and labeling collections.

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several record groups to locate the information. Assists scholars and researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the division and Library. Substitutes on a temporary basis as necessary assisting readers in the division’s public Reading Room.