Eleven Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Librarian 
Location: Biodiversity Heritage Library, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), Smithsonian Libraries (SIL), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The BHL is an international consortium of 23 natural history and botanical libraries organized to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity and is a component of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) program.

The incumbent coordinates the activities of the BHL program across the participating BHL libraries. The incumbent is responsible for working with the staff at the 23 BHL libraries, taxonomists, and EOL staff to develop strategies for managing the ongoing work of the BHL. Will also serves on BHL Communications and Outreach Manager, the Field Books Project Manager, and COTR for ongoing technical and design projects.

Incumbent will also preform the following duties:

  • Manages and coordinates social media and outreach for the BHL.
  • Manages BHL program brand identity in the form of logos, brochures, business cards and other visual identity materials.
    BHL program brand identity in the form of logos, brochures, business cards and other visual identity materials
  • Coordinate all BHL and Smithsonian Libraries activities around archival Field Books.
  • Create and administer mechanisms for coordinating digitization efforts and funding across the BHL and with other large scanning programs and projects that BHL may partner with.
  • Works with BHL Technical Development Team to inform the improvement of BHL user and administrative tools, data architecture, etc.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 385309.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of library best practices and procedures for the lifecycle management of digital collection materials.**

Knowledge of metadata and metadata best practices for managing digital collections.**

Ability to plan and carry out digital content management projects.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison duties.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Administrative Librarian (Assistant Chief, Researcher and Reference Services Division)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 005705.

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 with occasional evenings and Saturdays.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions related to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and completes work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Prepares work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as needed. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.

As Assistant Chief in the Researcher and Reference Services Division, the incumbent is responsible for those functions that include providing direct reference services to researchers in the Library’s reading rooms, and responding to inquiries through inter-library loan, correspondence, electronic communication, and telephone inquiries. The assistant chief also supports the divisions’ work preparing research guides and major bibliographic support to the Library. Researchers include the general public, Members of Congress and their staffs, scholars, representatives of other Governments, Government agencies and academic institutions, and others in the country and abroad. Services are provided in the Research Assistance Room for the Main Reading Room and Local History and Genealogy, and include the Micro form and Electronic Resources Center. Electronic reference support is provided from staff in the Researcher and Reference Services Division. Services range from providing simple, routine information to providing highly complex, diverse, in-depth specialized reference service.

Assists the chief in making long-range and short-range plans taking into account the overall goals and objectives of the division, budgetary limitations, resources available and other related matters. Assists in the preparation of budget requests, program statements, management plans, and other administrative documents. Assists in the annual budget process and budget executions for appropriated funding, and gift and trust funds.

Works with other units of the Library to coordinate programs with those units that impact on or may be impacted by division policies. Works closely with other reference and bibliographic areas to coordinate efforts in the management of reference and information provision.

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

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 supervise and lead a diverse workforce.**

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.

Ability to analyze organizational and operational issues and develop solutions to plan and carry out public reference services.**

Ability to provide program management and reference services oversight.**

Ability to interact collaboratively with others.

Ability to communicate in writing.**

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in Taylor Street, Reference Section, National Library Service Blind/Physically Handicap, Library Collections and Services Group, Office of The Librarian.

The position serves as a Reference Librarian at the National Library Service (NLS) division within the Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (LC). The position reports directly to the Head, Reference Section.

The Reference Librarian provides customer service directly to NLS constituents and serves in the specialized areas of blindness, physical disabilities, and library services to and for individuals who are blind or print disabled.

The Reference Librarian responds to English- and Spanish-speaking callers and email inquiries. Services are primarily rendered by electronic correspondence and via telephone.

Performs customer service functions in the Braille Reading Download (BARD) service for Spanish-speaking patrons and WebREADS systems. Requests originate from the blind and print disabled patrons and NLS network libraries serving them; national and international academic, research, and scientific institutions; the professional and business communities; veterans; and from the general public.

Effectiveness in personal contacts and clarity and conciseness in oral and written communication are requirements for this position.

Serving as a reference librarian, responds to English- and Spanish-speaking callers and email inquiries. Performs customer service functions in the Braille Reading Download (BARD) service for Spanish-speaking patrons and WebREADS systems for these patrons. Shares a phone schedule with other reference librarians within the Section.

Responds to reference inquiries assigned by the head of the section. Applies knowledge of standard methods and techniques, concepts and principles of bibliographic resources, including automated databases and other digital resources, and principles of librarianship in rendering reference, referral and literature searching service to NLS consumers, NLS staff, Members of Congress, government agencies, regional and sub-regional libraries, researchers, veterans, and the public. Prepares correspondence in reply to reference inquires, conducts reference interviews, and communicates with patrons via email and telephone.

Provides current awareness to designated NLS staff to keep them informed of new publications and developments in their specific areas of interest. Provides a similar service, on a wide range of subjects of concern to blind and print disabled individuals, for libraries that serve them and interested professionals.

May be asked to participate in workshops, conferences, and in the NLS exhibit program to explain NLS services to professional organizations serving, and consumer groups of, blind and print disabled persons. Conduct tours of the NLS headquarters and to provide other oral presentations to staff and visitors about current program activities. Participates in assignments to support internal Library or NLS activities.

Exercises initiative, tact, and flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of constituents ranging from students to experts in their fields. The incumbent’s in-depth knowledge of the NLS program and its automated systems and services will be used to assist English- and Spanish-speaking inquiries. The Reference Librarian plans and carries out successive steps, and resolves problems that arise in accordance with instructions, policies previous training and accepted library practices. Completed work is usually reviewed by the section head for technical soundness, appropriateness to the needs of the library and its clientele and conformity to policy and requirements.

Compiles current information on services, legislation, resources, etc. pertaining to blind and print disabled individuals. Prepares (English) compilations of materials in established and digital formats for reference guides for individuals, libraries and organizations. Prepares indexes and similar tools to aid in the use of the reference collection. Participates in the production of informational materials such as brochures, flyers, fact sheets and directories. Translates select English NLS reference guides into “Universal Spanish”.

Spanish scripts for two NLS voicemail and phone services. Retrieves Spanish voicemail messages from callers and replies to those calls.

The position description number for this position is 390284.

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.

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

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 provide reference and research services.**

Knowledge of library resources for the blind, visually impaired, and disabled community.

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.

Ability to plan and carry out reference service.**

Ability to communicate in English and Spanish to perform customer service.**

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Reference & Instruction Librarian
Location: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Description Summary:
The Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library is an important member of the Information, Instruction, and Reference team. This position assists in the provision of information and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing. Other duties include reference and systematic review consultations, distance education student support, and membership on various library committees. This position reports to the Head of Reference and Instruction.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
1. Provides reference and information services to patrons at the reference desk in the library, and remote reference service points.
2. Performs online database search services and research consultations as requested, including support for systematic and scoping reviews.
3. Participates in and designs formal and informal instruction and orientation programs for students, staff, and faculty, as well as community health patrons.
4. Participates in curricular activities for the three schools served.
5. Serves as an embedded librarian in nursing and public health courses. Acts as a librarian facilitator for the Practice of Medicine course, Clinical Integration Sessions, in the medical curriculum.
6. Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and informational services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
7. Participates in the provision of educational courses, workshops and seminars for various patron groups within the library throughout the academic year.
8. Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
9. Provides support to faculty in creating and maintaining courses in Blackboard, as well as other educational technologies that facilitate online and distance education.
10. Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
11. Investigates new technologies and software to support faculty education and research.
12. Contributes to library marketing and communication activities.
13. Participates in orientation and training activities for new reference librarians.
14. Participates in collection development activities for the reference collection and liaison departments.
15. Assists in management of student listservs and library e-mail accounts.
16. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
– MLS from an ALA-accredited school.
– Experience searching biomedical literature and full-text databases including PubMed.
– Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Camtasia or equivalent programs.
– Experience with course management software, and development of online instructional modules or tutorials.
– Experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services OR experience providing educational technology support.
– Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
– Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons.

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Desired qualifications:
Minimum of 2-3 years experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference service or 2-3 years providing educational technology support in a library environment.

Knowledge of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), EBM resources, and the research life cycle.

Position: Open Source Collection Officer
Location: Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

As an Open Source Collection Officer (OSCO) for the CIA, you will manage the systematic collection of publicly available information in a given region or a subject area to meet customer needs. The information is known as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and includes traditional mass media, the internet, specialized journals, studies, conference proceedings, geospatial information, and more. In some cases, OSCOs act as collectors themselves. Some OSCOs work in traditional library environments, while others work in geographic- or subject area-based components.

Open Source Collection Officers develop strategies and plans for the collection of OSINT, including the tools and methodologies needed to accomplish the task. You will:

  • Drive integrated information gathering on a strategic topic, regional, or cross-regional need
  • Research and acquire publicly available information in response to intelligence gaps
  • Identify relevant sources for data collection
  • Manage financial or personnel resources associated with collection, including contracts
  • Help develop, acquire, evaluate and/or implement collection tools and methodologies
  • Help develop metadata schema or other information discoverability processes

Domestic and/or foreign travel may be required.

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in one of the following fields or areas of study:
    • Area Studies
    • International Studies
    • Media Studies
    • Political Studies
    • Geography / GIS
    • Library / Information Science
    • Data Management (or a related field)
    • Foreign language / Linguistics (or a related field)
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Critical thinking and research skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within an ambiguous, evolving digital environment as a member of a collaborative team
  • At least 2 years’ experience (including academic studies) in at least one of the following:
    • Information management/information science/librarianship
    • Data management
    • Management of language program
    • Participation in the development and/or implementation of Human Language Technologies or other collection technologies
    • Management of financial or personnel resources


  • Moderate proficiency in foreign languages
  • Experience managing complex projects
  • Experience designing or managing contracts


  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.


Information about the organization

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for an innovative and passionate individual to join our team and inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.

Information about the role

The position is located in the Division of the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center (HSVRC), National Institute of Holocaust Documentation at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The mission of the HSVRC is to ensure that the individual experiences of survivors and victims of the Holocaust and Nazi-era persecution are recorded, preserved, and disseminated for future generations. The Resource Center aims to accomplish this mission by collecting information about Jewish and non-Jewish survivors and victims of the Holocaust and creating research tools and resources that provide access to this information.

The HSVRC serves and the main access point to the Museum’s extensive holdings of name-related data and databases that can help trace the fates of millions of people persecuted by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. The work of the HSVRC allows the Museum to keep its pledge to make this information available to Holocaust survivors and others in a timely fashion. Staff works directly with the public in the Resource Center’s space on the second floor of the Museum and also responds to requests submitted by phone, fax, email, and online. Detailed reference services and basic research are provided to scholars and the general public. Extensive research is provided free of charge to survivors, their families, and the families of victims. In addition, staff conducts research to support a broad range of Museum programming and to assist Development with engaging and re-engaging potential and past donors.

This is a one-year term, full-time donated position (non-Federal), paid with the Museum’s donated funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Duties, and Responsibilities for the role

  • Conducts advanced research, including extensive research requests, in the Museum’s archival holdings and library holdings for survivors, their families, and the families of victims.
  • Provides reference and research services to Museum patrons and staff who contact the HSVRC by email, telephone, mail, online form, or in person in the HSVRC public space.
  • Analyzes documentation found and presents findings in oral or written form; includes copies and explanations of relevant documentation as well as necessary secondary source materials that pertain to the request.
  • Ensures findings, supporting documentation, explanations, and all correspondence for extensive research cases are included and updated in the reference and request informational system or other reference tracking systems so that findings can be easily searched and referenced.
  • Demonstrates how to search the Holocaust Survivors and Victims (HSV) Database, OuSArchiv database, Collections Search, and other online databases as well as reference materials located in the public reference space and answers operational and functionality questions concerning aspects of HSV Database and other electronic or online resources.
  • Makes recommendations to improve functionality of the HSV Database and other electronic resources based on end-user experience.
  • Reports technical problems and functionality issues with the HSV Database and other electronic resources to the Chief, Data Management Branch, Division of Digital Assets Management and Preservation so that they can be resolved in a timely manner.
  • Creates descriptive information about the contents of the Arolsen Archives Collection and other archival sources that include finding aids, catalog entries, thesauri, and other materials.
  • Distributes Meed Registry forms to survivors or family members or friends on behalf of survivors who are not registered and provides information about the registration process. Works with Museum volunteers and interns to support the work of the HSVRC.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Knowledge of established methods and techniques in the retrieval, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, and presentation of a broad range of name-related documentation from the Museum’s archival and other holdings.
  • Knowledge of personal computers, databases, and software sufficient to establish and access files, maintain project schedules, prepare reports and texts, and work with the various technical systems of the National Institute of Holocaust Documentation, e.g. HSV Database, OuSArchiv, Illumin reference and research request management system, and Collections Search.
  • Knowledge of the Museum’s archival collections, their content, and organization as well as related source materials in the holdings of other organizations.
  • Knowledge of archival, published, and electronic resources in historical name-related research
  • Knowledge of standard practices in citing sources used in research.
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written – to prepare answers understandable to a layperson in response to complex research requests.
  • Historical knowledge of the Holocaust, World War II, and the 1933-45 period of Nazi domination, in particular knowledge of the camp system and of Holocaust-related documents and records.
  • Basic knowledge of German in order to understand and interpret documents.

Position: Research Librarian
Location: CNA Corporation, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Description

Support CNA’s research efforts by providing reference services and instruction, providing interlibrary loan services, and maintaining collections.  To support the technological advancement of existing library services and the implementation of new library services.

1 Reference: Provide ready and in-depth reference services to support CNA research efforts and business operations using a variety of public and special access resources. Acquire requested materials to support analysts’ research efforts. Provide direct research support by accessing specialized information portals, answering complex questions, compiling bibliographies, locating difficult-to-find documents, attending project meetings, and being informed about CNA’s research directions.

2 Interlibrary loan: Search the OCLC WorldCat database and other resources to borrow and lend materials in support of research. Ensure that the Library conforms to industry standards for copyright borrowing issues and interlibrary loan record retention.

3 Content/knowledge management and information systems support: Update and maintain the Library’s information systems and dissemination portals, such as Sharepoint and LibGuides. Contribute to the implementation and support of library related applications.

4 Instruction and outreach: Provide instruction on library resources to Library users through a variety of training activities such as one-on-one tutorials, Brown Bags, and web-delivered instruction. Participate in Library and Knowledge Center outreach activities.

5 Collection maintenance: Contribute to developing and maintaining special print and electronic collections. Catalog and process new titles into the Library’s automated system. Check in new journal issues and collect journal usage data. Make collection recommendations based on patron trends gathered from reference and ILL interactions. Maintain the organization of Library materials in the Library.

6 Proactively expand professional knowledge of information resources, trends, and electronic information resources. Develop and maintain expertise in resources relevant to CNA’s core research areas.

7 Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

1 Education: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

2 Experience: Must have a minimum of five years of experience in professional information services. Experience with the Department of Defense (DOD), with other government agencies, or in a university setting preferred.

3 Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers and research colleagues; ability to develop relationships with libraries throughout the FFRDC and DoD community. Excellent customer service and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to employ good judgment and operate independently in routine tasks. Must have strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office software; skill in searching both commercial and DoD databases; ability to design web content; familiarity with library OPACs, OCLC, and how the products interact.

4 Other: Must be able to obtain and maintain an Active Secret Security Clearance. Must support CNA’s Respectful Workplace efforts.

Position: Knowledge Management Analyst

Location: Insight Policy Research, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Insight Policy Research, a dynamic, small research and evaluation organization, is seeking applicants for the position of a knowledge management analyst who have expertise in developing effective content management processes that enhance information sharing across platforms. We are a well-established firm, having provided nationally recognized research and evaluation services to federal, state, and private sector clients for more than 18 years. Our focus is on issues affecting at-risk and vulnerable populations.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we conduct research in the areas of health, education, nutrition, technical assistance, and family support services. We offer outstanding potential for growth as well as competitive salaries and benefits, including telecommuting, in a collegial, family-friendly environment. For more information on the type of work we conduct and our corporate culture, please visit our website: www.insightpolicyresearch.com.

Position Summary 

The essential functions of this position include working onsite with other team members in educational program support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Extramural Research (OER) in Bethesda, MD. You will support the Division of Communications & Outreach (DCO) by accomplishing the following tasks to include but not limited to (as needed):

► Recommend technology solutions and coordinate activities to implement a Chatbot.

► Work with a team to design, construct, and populate a repository of content to leverage new chatbot functionality.

► Support DCO in developing effective content management processes that enhance information sharing across platforms.

► Advise on the development and use of taxonomies as key metadata elements.

► Establish and implement a strategy for cataloging and tagging existing content.

► Create SOPs and maintenance strategies for upkeep of content management system.

► Advise how best to leverage content re-use across existing sites.


► Bachelor’s Degree in knowledge management, communications, library sciences, organizational development, or a related field.


► Ability to obtain a Public Trust.

► Three (3) years of demonstrated experience developing knowledge management and communications portals.

► Familiarity with developing an information architecture.

► Familiarity with natural language processing, elastic search, and machine learning.

► Fast learner and proactive.

► Familiarity and experience working with the NIH or other HHS agencies preferred.

► Strong written and verbal communication.

► Strong attention to detail and project organizational skills.

► Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.


Send resume/curriculum vitae and a writing sample via email or fax to:

Meg Tucker, Senior Researcher
Insight Policy Research, Inc. 1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100 Arlington, VA 22209
Email: mtucker@insightpolicyresearch.com Fax: 703.504.9481

EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Position: Electronic Records Manager/Digital Librarian
Location: Barbaricum, Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.


  • Support indexing, categorization, and preservation of metadata in accordance with laws, policies, and regulations.
  • Support using automated mechanisms to separate official electronic records from redundant, obsolete, e-trash, duplicates, and multiple versions in accordance with Federal laws, regulations, and DOD policies.
  • Develop search plans in response to FOIA requests, internal investigations, legal holds, and agency inquiries.
  • Index, classify, and migrate information to ensure electronic records are properly preserved.
  • Create file plans, retention schedules, and records indexes. (Deliverable)
  • Develop file or classification structures and assist with establishing and maintaining automated business rules for unstructured electronic information (e.g. e Outlook Email and SharePoint sites).
  • Organize legacy information.
  • Provide the OIG with recommendations to support reduction of paper records and promote practical solutions for generating electronic records vice paper records
  • Conduct analysis and produce statistics on the maintenance and use of electronic information and the disposition of records.
  • Research and provide reference and access to records and information in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Translate official policies into technical solutions


  • DoD Secret clearance required

Preferred Qualifications

  • NARA certifications
  • AIIM certifications
  • Metadata preservation (index/classify/migrate) experience
  • Experience separating duplicate electronic records
  • Experience managing records plans/schedules/indexes
  • Experience with ensuring Federal/DoD/NARA policy compliance
  • Experience with utilizing software (MS Office, SharePoint Server 2007/2013, Outlook 2013, etc) in a government agency
  • Experience supporting a government agency in the area of records management
  • Familiarity with file & classification structures for Outlook/SharePoint
  • Ability to organize legacy info
  • Experience supporting electronic vs. paper records migrations
  • Ability to produce data analysis and stats of e-records disposition

Position: Lead Librarian/ Collection Development Librarian
Location: Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, this position assumes responsibility for overall management of library collection development and management; promotes library collections and services; provides library instruction; provides reference and circulation desk services; participates in library planning and campus and college activities and committees. This position serves as Lead Librarian; the point of contact for other campus units; supervises classified staff; and manages the library in the absence of the Dean.

Duties and Responsibilities

Purpose of Position
Serves as Lead Librarian for Alexandria Campus Library. Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, assumes responsibility for overall management of library collection development and management; promotes library collections and services; provides library instruction; provides reference and circulation desk services; participates in library planning and campus and college activities and committees.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library & Information Science (or similarly appropriate field) or a master’s degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in library and information science coursework. Relevant collection development and teaching and/or customer service experience. Knowledge of library acquisition systems and collection assessment functions. Knowledge of emerging professional trends, current developments and emerging technologies in library collection development. Demonstrated ability to provide effective library instruction and excellent customer service.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association. Additional master’s degree in an academic teaching field. Relevant professional librarian experience in an a community college setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of library systems and practices; knowledge of library acquisitions systems and collection assessment functions; demonstrated ability to provide effective library instruction and excellent customer service; good organizational, technology, verbal and written communication skills; Marketing and merchandizing skills; knowledge of office productivity software such as MS Office. Team player, capable of serving diverse clientele in a busy academic library. Reliable and flexible.

Preferred Competencies
Knowledge of emerging professional trends and current developments in library collection development. Knowledge of emerging technologies; Knowledge of library acquisitions systems and collection assessment functions.

For more information, and to apply: https://nvcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/25854

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Director of the Law Library
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Georgetown University Law Center seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Law Library.

Georgetown Law is one of the premier law schools in the world. Located in the nation’s capital, within walking distance of the Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice, Georgetown Law is known for the quality of its faculty’s scholarship and teaching, its exceptionally talented and diverse student body, its outstanding staff, and its commitment to social justice.

The Georgetown Law Library is one of the leading law libraries in the world, characterized by its dedication to scholarship, preservation, and access to information; its contributions to education through the development of research guides, tools, and programs; and its use of technology to advance the public interest. The director leads a diverse team of 52 librarians, information professionals, and other staff members in eight departments and manages an annual budget of over $9 million. The library is on the cutting edge of modern information technology and provides support and training to 180 full-time Georgetown Law faculty and approximately 2700 JD and LLM students.

The Director of the Law Library is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan for ensuring that information resources and services are available to support the research and teaching missions of the school. The Director acts as a catalyst for the library’s intellectual work and innovation, and is a leader in the information community nationally and internationally. The Director reports directly to the Dean of the law school and collaborates with libraries, public interest organizations, funders, and technology companies locally, nationally, and worldwide to advance access to and preservation of legal information.

The ideal candidate should have a J.D. degree and an advanced degree in library or information science or the equivalent, as well as a record of ten years or more of increasingly responsible leadership positions at a major university law library or comparable experience. The candidate will be an innovative, dynamic leader committed to managing the library collection and staff, serving the diverse needs of the Georgetown Law community, and anticipating the future opportunities and challenges for the law library.

This is a tenure track faculty position; depending upon qualifications and interest, other types of status may be available. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and credentials.

Application materials should include a resume, a list of references, a discussion of your qualifications for this position, and a detailed statement of interest, addressing what you see as the major issues confronting law libraries in the coming years. (Submission of a single pdf document is preferred.) Send materials to Emily Smith, Director of Faculty Affairs and Academic Events, at eny3@georgetown.edu by December 1, 2019. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and early submission is strongly encouraged.

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

Position: Librarian (Monographs Cataloger & Metadata Specialist)
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is in the Library’s Cataloging section (DLT). The primary purpose of the position is to provide descriptive and subject cataloging, original and copy, for monographs in English and foreign languages. The incumbent will be responsible for bringing vision and implementation to metadata projects that will expand access to all library collections, and to identify opportunities within relationships to other NGA collections and related collections of other institutions.


  • Performs original descriptive cataloging, as well as semi-original and copy cataloging based on existing records, using national and local descriptive standards and NGA cataloging policies.
  • Applies principles of data management, standardization, and linking to descriptive records in order to improve access, searching, and relationships between items and collections of items.
  • Contributes to the development of authority records maintained by the library or contributed to the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO).
  • As a member of the Cataloging Section, the incumbent also implements and contributes to the creation and maintenance of the National Gallery of Art Library’s classification for artist monographs

Position: Librarian (Digital Projects Coordinator)
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Salary: $69,581 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is within the staff of the Deputy Director (DD) in the Library Division (DL), of the National Gallery of Art. The primary purpose of the position is to act as project manager in conjunction with the division’s department heads in developing, implementing, and maintaining a systematic digitization program.


  • Coordinates the development, implementation, maintenance, and preservation of the library’s digital collections, which include digitized rare materials and special collections, image resources, and born-digital content.
  • This entails formulating procedures for the creation, accessioning, intake, and long-term preservation of the library’s digital assets.
  • Manages application of division and institutional standards and guidelines for creating, managing, assessing, preserving, describing, and delivering digital collections to Gallery staff and the scholarly community.
  • Assesses the efficacy of existing workflows and recommends improvements to processes related to digitization and metadata creation in a variety of formats.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Cataloging Librarian II
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc., Charlotte Hall, MD
Salary: $52,949 – $84,720

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Regional library seeks a professional to join our team. Performs copy and original cataloging and classification of library materials. NACO level authority control work, and an opportunity to create an organizational archive. Acts as Team Leader (Supervisor) for technical services clerks.
ALA accredited MLS required. Two years experience, or graduate level coursework in cataloging and technical services processes required. Two years supervisory experience required.

Application Deadline September 17, 2019

Position: Chief Operating Officer for Communications and Outreach
Location: Administrative Offices, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), Largo, MD
Salary: $131,808.86 – $145,000.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is seeking a Chief Operating Officer for Communications and Outreach. This COO will have the primary responsibility of guiding and directing library service approaches and channels of communication with a focus on insightful strategy and innovation. S/he will encourage and implement unexpected yet effective new efforts that strengthen the library’s presence and impact in the community. S/he will ensure that creativity is at the core of all activities and leveraged to build opportunities across the library system for library users, community partners and staff. S/he will serve as a member of the Executive Team, reporting to the Library’s CEO.

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: Bogomolny Library, University of Baltimore

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The University of Baltimore’s RLB Library is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as a Reference and Instruction Librarian. Responsibilities include teaching a three-credit information literacy course for undergraduate students, providing reference services and participating in the library’s information literacy program. The successful candidate will be able to work as part of a team involved in the continual assessment of the library and its services in order to create an environment that is engaging and approachable. This full-time faculty appointment reports to the Head of Reference. Some weekend and evening hours are required.

Position: Information Systems Specialist II
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library
Salary: $60,098 – $96,157

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc. is seeking an individual to join the team responsible for maintaining and developing library computer systems including email management, the integrated library systems and web services.
Requirements: Knowledge of computers and applications normally acquired through B.S. in computer science or equivalent combination of experience and training. Minimum 2 yrs. experience in computer workstation/server and LAN support. Experience in: customer service support, administering Windows Servers, Exchange Server, Windows desktop environments, Microsoft System Center Manager, HTML, VMware, Share Point, storage area networks, and networking at the TCP/IP level. Knowledge of business/data analytics tools.
Also seeking: the ability to work independently, work with flexible schedule to accommodate systems coverage, strong customer service, and communication skills with customer-centered approach.

Position: Director of Library and Academic Support
Location: Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Director of Library and Academic Support is an administrative position reporting to the Dean for Teaching and Learning. The director provides leadership for the integrated library and academic support center through supervision of full- and part-time staff and work with campus partners for development, delivery, and evaluation of cross-disciplinary, multimodal library and academic support for the diverse needs of students and other campus constituents. The director develops and implements assessment measures in line with federal, state, and Middle States Higher Education Commission (MSHEC) accrediting guidelines. The director serves on institutional, faculty, and ad hoc committees

Position: Technical Services and Digitization Manager
Location: Caroline County Public Library, Denton, MD
Salary: $43,661 – $50,310

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: This is a library manager position overseeing management of technical services, digitization, and interlibrary loan. Oversees cataloging and materials processing; supervises and evaluates assigned library staff; manages local history and genealogy digital collection development; collects statistical information; may manage budgets; is part of the library management team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high level of computer proficiency are required. Experience using Polaris ILS preferred.

Five Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Library Clerk (Preservation Technician)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Book Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

This position is located in the Preservation Directorate of Library Services and can be used in Collections Conservation Section of the Binding and Collections Care Division and in any section of the Conservation Division. To assure long-term access to collections, the Library regularly labels, binds, repairs and provides custom protective enclosures for new acquisitions, at-risk materials, and fragile and damaged media in all formats. The incumbent works under the direction of the Head, Book Conservation Section, performs repairs, and constructs housing and protective enclosures for the Library’s collections.

Serves as a point of contact for most technical aspects involved in performing the preservation and maintenance of collection materials. Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for Library materials from the permanent research collections for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are inappropriate. Houses materials by hand using protective enclosures, such as folders, envelopes, sleeves, and polyester encapsulations.

Determines the appropriate boxes, archival boards, and other materials needed to construct housings for the collections.

Performs all levels of repair, such as tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; tightening hinges; repairing paper using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper; repairing spines; re-casing; and providing new covers.

When needed, conducts advanced treatments to collection materials, such as text block consolidating, board attaching, consolidating leather, and non-aqueous de-acidifying. Humidifies and flattens materials as appropriate and constructs pockets to house accompanying material. Performs a variety of chemical tests and analytical procedures to determine the stability of pigment, inks, or other media. Performs quality assurance on the full range of treatments performed in the Section.

Ensures that the equipment is in optimum working order. Coordinates equipment usage with mechanical repair to ensure optimum working level. Demonstrates troubleshooting techniques for malfunctioning equipment to others.

Maintains extensive records on the use of equipment and problems with equipment and reports all malfunctions. Equipment used may include board shears, guillotine cutter, book presses, computers, ultrasonic or heat welding equipment, fume hood, pressure and spray equipment for de-acidification preparation, sewing frames, or automated box-making machines.

Performs special searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic data in support of various preservation functions, to verify entry or call number, and to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole.

Determines and enters bibliographic information into the computer following established policies and guidelines.

Attends meetings and participates more actively in individual and group discussions. Demonstrates independence in being able to respond to questions of a more difficult nature from the custodial divisions. Prepares and delivers more detailed oral presentations. Also participates on Library committees such as the Library-wide disaster preparedness and response efforts.

Drafts letters that require original wording and translates information into terms understandable by others. Corresponds with others via e-mail, memoranda, and other documents related to the business of the division or section. Operates computer word processing applications. Prepares statistical reports and assists in compiling other special statistics or documents.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 062254.

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.

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

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 preservation techniques for library collection materials.**
  • Ability to use computerized search tools, databases, and other computer applications.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and execute work within specified deadlines.**
  • Ability to operate and maintain specialized equipment.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian (Collection Development)
Location: Government Publishing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Selectee will work Shift-1 Monday- Friday and a tour of duty from 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

The mission of Library Services and Content Management is to administer a variety of GPO initiatives including the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Cataloging and Indexing Program (C&I), the International Exchange Services (IES), and the By-Law Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

As a Librarian (Collection Development), your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Leads efforts and engages in extensive outreach to Federal agency publishing officials to ensure that Federal agencies maintain an awareness of GPO’s and the FDLP’s mission in information dissemination.
  • Serves as subject matter expert on all issues related to discovery, acquisitions and collection development. Responds to complex questions related to collection development and provides advice on policy, procedure and practice to LSCM and GPO staff.
  • Provides guidance and direction to staff in applying collection development practices for the life-cycle processes for Federal information resources/publications in all of LSCM collections including FDsys/govinfo.gov, materials harvested or made available through the FDLP Electronic Collection, collections accessible through the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), material acquired for the Cataloging & Indexing (C&I), Program, and the distributed collections accessible through the FDLP.
  • Leads the Collection Development Working Group. The group is comprised of staff from Library Technical Services, the Preservation Librarian and staff working on the FDLP digital collections, LSCM Archival staff, and GPO Program, Strategy and Technology (PST) staff to coordinate the discovery and acquisitions of fugitive and historic in-scope content for all information dissemination programs.
  • Maintains, monitors, and modifies operating procedures, desk guides, and instructions and key documents related to collection development,such as GPO’s System of Online Action: Collection Development Plan and internal guidance such as LSCM’s Guidance G400.1, Guidelines for Acquiring Information Products for the FDLP and Cataloging and Indexing Programs: Basic Criteria.
  • Recommends collection development priorities and changes to collection development policy and procedure to the Chief, Library Technical Services and LSCM Management.
  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert for key tools related to collection development in LSCM; DSIMS (Depository Stem and Item Management System), FDLP eXchange and the acquisitions module of the Integrated Library System, Aleph 500. Works with the Systems staff in Projects and Systems, Supervisory Technical Services Librarians and others to coordinate the maintenance of data and handling of problems/issues with the various tools used in collection development work. Helps to coordinate the training of LSCM staff on the use of these tools.
  • Responsible for working with LSCM staff and GPO Public Relations Office to identify and acquire Federal information resources/publications materials to promote on a quarterly basis for inclusion into FDsys/govinfo.gov, and other miscellaneous resources, such as GovBook Talk blog.
  • Designs and independently executes a variety of short and long-term projects related to collection development for all LSCM programs.
  • Maintains active communication with Federal agency publishing officials to develop an expert knowledge of trends and practices in Federal agency publishing, including the use of emerging technologies for information dissemination.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library and Research Services Division, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library and Research Services Division. The incumbent will serve as the Division Director, providing the full range of leadership, policy guidance, expert advisory services to senior management officials and political appointees in the area of library and research services and providing reference, research, and technical services to all EOP components.

As a Supervisory Librarian, GS-1410-15, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Promotes professional development and excellence in subordinates by guiding, coaching, mentoring, counseling, and disciplining subordinates as required.
  • Manages subordinate supervisors that are responsible for providing reference service, literature searches and bibliographies, utilizing both printed resources and on-line databases; circulation and inter-library loan services, professional journals and other bibliographic sources for announcements of significant new studies/reports.
  • Serves as the Principal Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer for developing and monitoring the execution of plans, policies, and procedures for the management of the Library and Research Services Division.
  • Directs the administration and management of all policy, standards development, and operation for the management of information and research resources and services in support of the agency requirements.
  • Oversees the selection of information resources in the subject areas related to economics, political science, U.S. government, law, public administration, international relations, business administration, and management.
  • Serves as the Principal Expert, for the development of comprehensive plans regarding information and research resources and library initiatives that are innovative, efficient and economical, and are essential to the accomplish the agency’s missions.
  • Represents the agency at a variety of meetings, conferences, inter-agency group meetings and various ad-hoc work groups presenting ideas, conclusions, and recommendations in an effective manner.
    Travel Required

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.) for professional and personal references on your resume.


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

Position: Librarian (LAW) – DE
Location: Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Come work for the USPTO, we have been ranked as one of the best places to work in the federal government! The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Jobs Website.

Office Overview
This position is located in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Office of the Solicitor. The Office of the Solicitor (SO) acts as legal counsel to the USPTO on intellectual property (IP) law matters and also works in collaboration with the Department of Commerce on interagency intellectual property law matters. The SO Law Library serves as a repository of resources on U.S. intellectual property law and provides professional librarian services in support of USPTO litigation and other mission-related research and information requirements.

The individual selected for this position will…

  • Provide professional librarian services to SO attorneys and other staff responsible for delivering timely and quality reference and research assistance, training, and information products and services to meet the needs of SO attorneys and to act as a liaison with other USPTO librarians.
  • Analyze research requests; independently devise appropriate search strategies; conduct in depth, highly specific information searches spanning a full range of information resources and interchanges; analyze and evaluate results, skillfully sorting out references which establish and support arguments; and prepare reports (with recommendations) on the results of research efforts.
  • Oversee research and information requests, and develops and maintains SO’s knowledge management website and database(s).
  • Evaluate the law library collection to determine materials needed, review collection for replacement of obsolete and worn materials, and recommend changes to collection policies and practices.
  • Develop library organizational goals, policies, and procedures, and ideas for program improvements. Evaluate library services and resources and assesses changing needs.
  • Teach research techniques to library customers, provide guidance on how to access information, and provide expert technical assistance on automated approaches to research problems.
  • Serves as a member of advisory committees and panels in support of the SO Library and other special projects.

Six Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Job Responsibilities:

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


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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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


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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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


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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 010703.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 12470.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

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

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

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the AALL Career Center.

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

This position is responsible for the following:

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

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

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

To apply, please click on the following link:


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

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

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Cataloging Technician
Location: Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Md
Salary: $32,132-$44,099

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary:
The Cataloging Technician I/II is responsible for assisting in cataloging library materials in a variety of formats. This includes searching for appropriate bibliographic records and saving them to a local workfile; physically preparing many materials; and assisting in maintaining quality control for the online catalog, in order for patrons to successfully find, identify, select, and obtain resource information from the library’s catalog. This is the primary position responsible for accurate accountability and inventory control for the library’s collections.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work independently to search for bibliographic records for library materials in a variety of formats, using judgment to select the best available bibliographic record: search WorldCat through OCLC Connexion; verify author, title, edition, imprint, pagination, series, ISBN, etc.; and save the record in a local workfile for use by the Cataloging Manager
  • Physically process new library materials, added copies and volumes, replacements, and rebound materials: affix barcode stickers to the physical items and link the barcode number to the correct item record, assigning the correct circulation policy and adding other item codes and notes as appropriate; print and affix spine labels using the dedicated label printer; affix marks of ownership in the form of bookplates, property stamps, book pockets, and security tags
  • Complete a variety of collection maintenance tasks: withdraw outdated library materials; process library materials for transfer to different locations or collections within the library; sort and shelve materials received from our Acquisitions section in preparation for cataloging; provide and support inventory control over the library’s collections, maintaining accountability for all library materials, including high-value items (e.g. anatomical models and laptop computers); maintain statistical records of materials added and withdrawn; maintain adequate quantities of cataloging supplies
  • Perform minor repairs and in-house pamphlet binding; prepare materials for shipment to the commercial bindery, and inspect and reprocess materials returned from the commercial bindery
  • Serve as backup, in the Cataloging Manager’s absence, to temporarily catalog items needed immediately: create brief temporary records in the library management system or import copy records from OCLC Connexion sufficient to allow the item to circulate, subject to later review by the Cataloging Manager
  • Serve as backup for interlibrary loan borrowing services using OCLC WorldShare, CLIO, and the library management system to ensure continuation of this service in the absence of the Interlibrary Loan Technician
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance and maintain currency of job skills, including knowledge of current cataloging rules sufficient to distinguish different editions and formats; the library management system; OCLC bibliographic utility; and bibliographic record tagging conventions for most-used formats
  • Maintain a constructive and cooperative working relationship with internal staff in order to discover and resolve problems with records in the library catalog; use effective written and oral communication skills to provide accurate and timely answers to questions; serve on library and/or college committees (e.g., staff search committees, employee constituency groups, etc.) as appropriate

Position:Programming & Outreach Coordinator
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $48,367 – $79,926

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Overall Position Purpose: This is varied professional work providing programming and outreach to the public of all ages. The majority of time is spent providing outreach to targeted populations and working on system-wide projects. Incumbent may participate at a system level in training, planning and other committee activities or projects.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree awarded with two years of experience working in a library and/or educational setting. Two years of supervisory experience.

Professional work providing programming and outreach to the public of all ages. The majority of time is spent providing outreach to targeted populations and working on system-wide projects. Incumbent may participate at a system level in training, planning and other committee activities or projects.

Necessary Special Requirement: Completion of Library Associate Training Institute within two years of hire; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 contact hours of training every 5 years. Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.

Five Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The successful candidate will serve as the Chief of the Public Services Division, Division of Library Operations, National Library of Medicine.

The Public Services Division is responsible for providing access to, maintaining, digitizing, and preserving material in the NLM collection. In addition, PSD staff develop and maintain MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus Connect, consumer health information resources available on the NLM website.

For more information: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/psd/psdhome.html


  • Manages the operations of the Division including formulating, establishing and interpreting policies; developing, analyzing and reviewing programs; developing and implementing operational plans; developing budgetary and staffing requirements .
  • Serves as an authority and spokesperson on NLM’s services and resources for health professionals, researchers, librarians and the general public.
  • Directs Division development, improvement and overall management of Web based systems.
  • Leads a team of Division managers including the Deputy Chief and three Section Heads: Collection Access Section, Preservation and Collection Management Section, and Reference and Web Services Section.

Position: Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $57,510 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Closing Date: Friday, 08/23/2019, 11:59 PM EDT

The Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian is responsible for planning and establishing policies and procedures for the management of all subscribed electronic resources in the Library, managing all processes related to serials control for both print and electronic materials, and coordinating the binding of all materials and facilitating the receipt of loose-leaf materials. Responsible for planning and establishing policies and procedures for the receipt and distribution of all library material to the Court, and supports the discovery of electronic resources through the online catalog and the Library’s virtual library presence. Independently provides operations support and access trouble-shooting for subscription-based products. Identifies and implements efficiencies that will improve access and workflows for electronic resources and serials. Directly supervises the work of the Serials/Receiving Technician.

Experience/knowledge of serials practices and with electronic resources in a library environment required. Demonstrated experience with library serial receiving procedures both manual and online. Familiarity with standard library binding practices and procedures. Prior experience with complex integrated library systems, including online catalog, serials binding and circulation subsystems. Familiarity with basic library budget procedures. Knowledge of MARC, BibFrame, KBART and serial record standards. Ability to effectively organize and prioritize time to resolve multiple electronic access challenges. Supervisory experience preferred.

M.L.S. degree from an ALA accredited institution, with at least two years of law library experience required.

Position: Librarian (Law/Reference/Online Research)
Location: Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, the largest tax law firm in the country, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America’s taxpayers fairly and with integrity by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the internal revenue laws and the highest quality legal advice and representation for the Internal Revenue Service.

As a Librarian (Law/Reference/Online Research), you will:

  • Participates in developing policies, plans, and objectives relating to research services with an emphasis on the use of online and other automated research systems. Helps establish and implement policies and procedures for use of online services.
  • Provides circulation and interlibrary loan services. Assists with using library facilities. Administers user ID access for online resources.
  • Performs complex literature searches, using print and online databases, which require systematic, comprehensive, and exhaustive searches for legal and non-legal information.
  • Monitors and tracks federal legislative activity of interest to the IRS. Utilizes online resources, and ensures comprehensive and timely tracking. Keeps key decision makers informed of legislative developments.
  • Provides comprehensive reference, research to legal personnel. Answering a wide range of reference questions relating to law, taxation, business, accounting, social security, government contracts, disclosure, and matters impacting federal employees. Includes handling complex regulatory and legislative research requests.
  • Provides expert witness research and vetting services for library clientele.
  • Provides training and detailed instructions to clientele on available library resources including search strategies for both print and online resources.
  • In connection with special research projects, incumbent establishes and monitors selective dissemination of information (SDI) searches to keep key clients abreast of developments, including articles, and publications in their special areas of interest.
  • Serves as the Library’s representative on key committees, task forces, and project teams.

Please note this list of duties is not all inclusive.

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Performs and manages all aspects of the acquisition and receipt of print and electronic library resources. Performs and manages the creation, maintenance and enrichment of metadata representing the University Libraries digital, physical and virtual collections of resources.

Manage the work of the acquisitions staff, developing and implementing procedures and workflows as needed. Plan and implement new initiatives that will improve service and efficiency. Oversee order placement, copy cataloging, invoicing, and receipt and claiming for all formats of library material: print, electronic and audiovisual. Monitor service contracts and license agreements. Serve as a contact with the University Purchasing and Accounts Payable departments. Track expenditures, vendor payments, encumbrances, and status of orders.

Perform original and complex copy cataloging for print and non-print materials including classifying library material using Library of Congress classification. Work collaboratively with other units to develop, implement and evaluate procedures, standards and workflows relating to cataloging and metadata creation.

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

American Library Association Accredited MLS, MSLIS or recognized equivalent.

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

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

Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions. Expertise with web resources and standard office software, including competence in bibliographic and acquisitions data management. Knowledge of new library management systems, preferably Alma. Basic understanding of licensing and copyright issues.

Ability to lead change and foster innovation. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills. Some supervisory experience preferred.

Position: Committee Archivist
Location: US Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is seeking a detail-oriented, organized Archivist for the Committee.  Responsibilities include overseeing the archiving and management of Committee records, and the maintenance of relevant archiving policies and procedures. The Committee Archivist will survey records management practices, recommend and implement improvements, work with staff to maintain textual and electronic records in an appropriate manner, ascertain and ensure the completeness of legislative, oversight, and nominations documentation, prepare inventories of archival transfers, and serve as liaison with the Senate Archivist in transferring records to the Archives and in retrieving records from the Archives. Required professional credentials include a graduate degree in American history or archival/library management, or specialized training at an archival institute.  Experience on Capitol Hill or with the political process is highly desirable, as well as knowledge of the historic role of the Senate Judiciary Committee in executive and judicial nominations, executive branch oversight, and legislative issues. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@feinstein.senate.gov and include “Committee Archivist” in the subject line.

  • Reference Number: 225206
  • Posting Date: 07/15/2019