Twelve Positions: Maryland, Washington, DC, & Virginia

Position: Branch Manager
Location: Howard County Library System, Ellicott City, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Are you the next dynamic leader for one of the largest branches of Howard County Library System (MD), a world-class system? Howard County Library System (HCLS) is an award-winning educational institution that ranks among the finest in the country. With six branches, a $22.9 million annual budget, and a 243 FTE stellar staff, HCLS consistently ranks as a Five Star Library by Library Journal and was named Library of the Year in 2013.

Designated as an “All-American County” by the National Civic League, Howard County, Maryland is one of the nation’s most outstanding places to live, work and play. Howard County residents (population: 300,000) enjoy a balanced blend of pastoral farms, historic towns, suburban communities, and urban lifestyle. Diversity surrounds you—from Columbia (one of the largest planned communities in the country) to Historic Ellicott City’s Main Street, filled with antiques, boutiques and cozy restaurants. Howard County has been recognized as “America’s Best Places to Live”, “Best Educated,” and “Seventh Best School System in the County.” For leisure activities, Howard County offers parks, golf courses, lakes, and more than 200 miles of walking, hiking and biking trails. Centrally located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, Howard County is the strategic location of choice for a diverse and thriving business base. Major employers include Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Verizon, and Northrop Grumman. Howard County’s population incudes the highest concentration of professional, scientific and technical workers in the state, contributing to its strong economy.

Located in Ellicott City, the HCLS Miller Branch + Historical Center is 63,000 square foot over two floors and LEED Gold certified. The branch includes a Howard County room in partnership with the Howard County Historical Society, and its Enchanted Garden features an outdoor classroom focusing on health, nutrition, and environmental education.

Requirements

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer of Public Services, the Miller Branch manager oversees a dynamic team of customer service specialists, and instructors and research specialists. The Branch Manager directs all aspects of the branch, with full responsibility for: personnel and fiscal management; setting the direction for branch curriculum; continuing the implementation our new strategic plan; and establishing partnerships and connections throughout the community .

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of management experience. Preferred qualifications include a commitment to the HCLS vision, extraordinary people skills, ability and desire to work in a culturally diverse community, team building talents, and superior communication skills. The ideal Branch Manager will be an outstanding leader, relationship builder, collaborator, communicator, and innovator.

Position: Librarian III
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Prince George’s County, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) has served this county for more than 75 years, beginning as a small one-room space and expanding into nineteen 19 modern, award-winning branches. Our mission continues to be customer-focused, committed to providing resources and services equitably across this continually growing county. We are located bordering the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and the County is home to many federal agencies, large rural areas with small farms, busy suburbs bustling with young families, historic small towns and urban centers. Library services are responsive to this diverse customer base with nearly 350 staff members welcoming more than 2.5 million visitors every year.

We are currently looking for qualified public services librarians to lead age-level information departments in large-size branches or information and circulation departments in small-medium size generalist branches. Locations will vary based on operational needs. Selected candidates must be demonstrated leaders, enthusiastic, and team-oriented with a strong commitment to customer service. If you are interested in making a real difference in the community, bring your professional skills to work with us!

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee and supervise staff in supervisory line to include managing staff weekly schedules, monitoring and evaluating job performance, and training and development.
  • Provide reference and readers’ advisory.
  • Oversee programming.
  • Promote library services and collections.
  • Participate in community outreach as needed.
  • Participate in the maintenance and development of the library collection by weeding and identifying library materials in need of replacement.
  • Maintain library collection and places orders for new books and materials.
  • Manage customer relations and resolve escalated customer issues and conflicts.
  • Performs circulation desk duties as needed.
  • Keep abreast of current library policies and procedures.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Three to five years of professional library experience, preferably in a public library.
  • Three years of experience supervising and motivating staff.
  • Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate upon hire or within six-months of hire.
  • Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals required.
  • Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills.

BENEFITS
We offer a casual but professional work environment, exceptional training opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Credit for time spent at other public libraries when calculating annual leave accrual and sick leave transfer, under certain circumstances.
  • Up to 14.5 days of annual leave in the first year; 22.75 days after three years; and 26 days after 15 years of service.
  • Up to 15.8 days of sick leave in the first year. Unused sick leave may count towards creditable service when you retire.
  • Up to 4 days of personal leave per year.
  • 11 holidays (12 during a Presidential Inauguration year).
  • A choice of 3 medical plans (subsidized at 70 – 75%), a prescription and vision plan (subsidized at 85%), and the choice of 2 dental plans.
  • Life insurance at 2x annual salary, up to a maximum of $150,000.
  • Long-term disability coverage with a benefit of 50% to 60% of income replacement – 180-day elimination period.
  • A defined benefit plan provided by the Maryland State Retirement Agency (SRA) at 7% per pay and tax deferred annuity plans through payroll deductions.

TO APPLY
Please submit your employment application, cover letter and resume by applying directly to the job posting link below or on our website, http://www.pgcmls.info. This is an open until filled recruitment and may close at any time without prior notice.

Position: Library Manager (Youth Services)
Location: D.C. Public Library System, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Job Summary

The DC Public Library system comprises 26 locations, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, also known as the downtown Central Library. The Youth Services department, a public service unit in the Central Library, provides services to youth, from birth to age 21, and their families.

DC Public Library’s Central Library is undergoing a significant renovation, and the Youth Services Department Manager is charged with developing and implementing a new vision for provision of services for young District residents and their families within this dynamic new space. The Youth Services Department will lead the charge in developing innovative programming and services that help young people embrace a joy of reading, explore their identity and negotiate the diverse world that surrounds us. In addition, the Youth Services Department will maintain a strong presence in the educational landscape of D.C. and provide support to other agencies that help young people and their families live inspired, connected and enriching lives. Particular attention will be focused on supporting DC Public Library’s reimagining of teen services.

The Youth Services Manager is part of the leadership team for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The manager works collaboratively with the system wide Youth and Family Services Team and other key staff to ensure smooth operations and high-quality customer experiences. The Youth Services Manager will also focus on how the entirety of the building can welcome and embrace young people and their families.

Join the DC Public Library team to help build a dynamic, inclusive experience throughout the library system. Our participants reflect a wide range of socioeconomic, cultural and religious affiliations within their countries, including people with disabilities, and we encourage people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply.

Qualifications

The incumbent must possess a Masters-Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution in addition to a minimum of three (3) years of experience:

  • providing direct public service to youth in a library or educational setting.
  • Supervising, training, developing and evaluating staff of diverse abilities.
  • Designing and implementing improvements to processes, services, programs and initiatives.
  • Facilitating and leading trainings on programs and services for children and teens.
  • Advising on principles of programming and services for youth, teen and families, including implementation of best practices.

Experience serving diverse populations in a large urban environment preferred.

To apply, or for additional details, please our website at http://dclibrary.org/about/careers

Position: Section Research Manager (Foreign Policy Management)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Manager, Foreign Policy in the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division. CRS provides confidential, nonpartisan, and authoritative legislative research, policy analysis, and information service to the U.S. Congress. Working directly with Members of Congress and congressional committees on public policy issues, CRS staff contribute to an informed national legislature as it considers policy issues of importance to the American people.

Responsibilities
The Research Manager leads the Foreign Policy Management Section in the development of research and policy analysis relevant to congressional needs. Issues covered by the section include the Department of State, USAID, U.S. embassies, and related agencies; the foreign affairs budget; U.S. foreign assistance; diplomacy and the foreign service; foreign policy legislation; and instruments of foreign policy, such as sanctions and treaties.

Duties include:

• Ensuring that the work results in objective, authoritative analysis with which the Congress can assess the consequences of legislative/policy options;
• Proactively establishing relationships with committees of jurisdiction, building long-term relationships with clients, and taking initiative to seek out new congressional contacts for CRS;
• Managing congressional requests, concerns, and needs in policy areas within the research management responsibility of the section;
• Collaborating with other managers to ensure an integrative approach to the work by fully identifying significant policy problems facing the Congress, developing analytical approaches to address these problems, and applying appropriate resources;
• Managing and supervising policy analysts, including communicating performance standards and expectations to staff, observing staff performance, giving feedback, and assessing performance; and
• Performing special assignments as directed by the Assistant/Deputy Assistant Director.

Other Research Manager duties include:

Manages research, leads staff, and advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director. Ensures that research and analysis is conducted in a fully collaborative manner both within and outside the section, reflects the congressional agenda, and is relevant to congressional policy making.

Leads, plans, organizes and coordinates research, including major research projects related to sensitive or complex public policies of national or international significance, which are often multidisciplinary in nature, and may include research performed by outside consultants.

Ensures that research and analysis undertaken is of the highest quality and meets CRS’ standards of objectivity, responsiveness, non-partisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility.

Reviews research to ensure that it complements other Service research and analyses; is accurate, well-organized, and cogent; meets professional and service standards; adheres to CRS policy guidelines; and is responsive to the legislative needs of Members and committees of Congress.

Establishes and maintains relationships with Members and committees of Congress.

Contributes to and assists in developing CRS-wide strategic goals and priorities. Communicates those goals and priorities to staff. Oversees the implementation of CRS-wide policies, procedures, standards and guidelines by staff. Effectively communicates management initiatives to staff and ensures that staff are able to acclimate to the changing needs of Congress and the CRS research community. Conveys to senior management information and concerns from staff.

Candidates with research and research management experience in issues covered by the Foreign Policy Management Section, who have strong interpersonal skills, and are capable of leading a highly motivated and talented research staff committed to providing Congress the highest level of nonpartisan, authoritative, objective policy analysis are encouraged to apply.

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

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

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

While it is the Library’s policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

The position description number for this position is 085357.

The incumbent of this position is eligible to work a flexitime schedule.

Appointee must meet eligibility requirements for a Top Secret clearance.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

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

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

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

  • Knowledge of U.S. foreign policy management, institutions, and operations.**
  • Ability to manage research.**
  • Ability to review the analysis of others.**
  • Ability to lead and manage staff.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to convey information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations.
  • Knowledge of congressional decision making.
  • Ability to collaborate.
  • Ability to build relationships.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Supervisory Technical Information Specialist (Human Nutrition and Food Safety)
Location: Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Beltsville, MD
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) National Agricultural Library (NAL), in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent serves as the Program Leader for the Nutrition and Food Safety Program, and in that role is responsible for planning, directing and evaluating program requirements, activities, and functions of NAL’s specialized information centers in nutrition and food safety.

Responsibilities

  • Interact effectively with a wide range of individuals representing widely divergent and sometimes conflicting point of views.
  • Negotiate, collaborate, and form partnerships and customer relations with federal, non-federal, national and international partners in order to further the aims of the program and attract external resources.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with management to establish and implement recommendations.
  • Knowledge of data collection, evaluation, and analysis methods to synthesize user input and apply it to the conceptualization, planning and evaluation of information programs, products, and services.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct staff work.
  • Skill in interpreting broad general legislative and regulatory policy guidance to determine their effects on FNIC, Nutrition.gov and FSRIO budgets and activities.

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Nutrition)
Location: Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Beltsville, MD
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Agricultural Library for the Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will serve as a nutrition specialist in the Nutrition and Food Safety Program, supporting the Nutrition.gov website and Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC).

This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years

Responsibilities

  • As a specialist in the area of nutrition, participates in the formulation and development of the NFSP policies, programs and operations.
  • Participate in the development and management of the library collection in the specialized fields relating to food and human nutrition.
  • Ensure all information shared with the public over the internet is appropriate, timely and accurate.
  • Manage reference services for the food and nutrition program, including the use of online reference systems such as Ref Tracker or other systems

Position: Librarian (Database Integrity and Bibliographic Control)
Location: Government Publishing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington , District of Columbia.

The Selectee will work Shift-1 Monday- Friday and a tour of duty from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian (Database Integrity and Bibliographic Control), your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Performs a variety of professional level duties related to database maintenance, quality assurance and bibliographic control in support of LSCM’s efforts to create, improve, and maintain quality products, services, and systems for all users of Federal government information.
  • Applies expert knowledge of cataloging and bibliographic control (continuing resources and monographs) in conducting database maintenance activities in the ILS.
  • Uses extensive knowledge of both current and historic GPO practice and standards.
  • Works independently to identify errors that range from simple typographical to departures from local and national cataloging practice and standards.
  • Serves as an expert adviser to other subject matter experts on bibliographic control processes and application of relevant standards and procedures.
  • Leads as well as performs quality control efforts on current processes across work units that enter, edit, enhance and import data into the catalog that includes the work of technical staff and professional-level staff through grade twelve.
  • Identifies with own cognizance potential improvements in workflows.
  • Serves as key member of working groups to amend or re-tool operational workflows, standard operating procedures, and desk guides and instructions.
  • Uses expert knowledge of Superintendent of Documents classification, the item number system and related reference tools to conduct extensive reviews of the catalog to identify discrepancies, duplicates and/or errors.
  • Maintains fluency in cataloging complex bibliographic and authority formats, and thus create original cataloging records for U.S. government documents across a wide range of formats, that may support cataloging projects and/or serve as exemplars for staff reference.
  • Identifies training needs for cataloging librarians, technical services librarians and other LTS staff.
  • Provides leadership and guidance on developing training materials, curriculum and training tools for use by all levels.
  • Suggests and facilitates implementation of emerging metadata practices for use in GPO cataloging.
  • Works closely with Projects and Systems Unit to ensure that the information posted on these sites is organized, updated and maintained.
  • Provides technical input to the administration of library technical services contracts.
  • Serves as Contracting Officers Representative (COR) as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 368552.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule. Occasional Saturday service in the Manuscript Reading Room is required.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knowledge of digital curation and descriptive tools, information technologies and integrated library systems to support archival functions.**

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of archival work, including analysis, organization, and description of archival material.**

Knowledge of American history and research sources used for processing and describing archival materials.**

Ability to build and maintain professional relationships and provide liaison services.

Ability to perform preservation duties.

Knowledge of reference and research services.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian 
Location: Office of the Inspector General, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The incumbent of this position will work within the Office of Mission Support Team (MST), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Information Governance Division (IGD).

As an Librarian, GS-1410-09/11 target 13, your typical work assignments may include the following:

Responsibilities

  • Develops or applies techniques for automating information description, classification, and extraction (e.g. auto-classification and auto-categorization).
  • Builds, revises and enforces auto-classification policies and taxonomies.
  • Searches, collects, and preserves information using automated record keeping tools, systems, and technologies in response to complex requests that include sensitive information and classified materials.
  • Evaluates the design and usability of information to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the OIG information life cycle and organization, navigation and find-ability of information.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes information to provide insights and advice to leaders to support business decisions.
  • Identifies sources and strategy for content capture, identifies issues associated with sharing content across and outside the agency.

Position: Research Assistant, Europe and the Americas
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division (FDT) is seeking a Research Assistant to support a broad range of research tasks in its Europe and the Americas (EA) section. The selectee will support research analysts and managers in addressing congressional requests and in preparing CRS informational and analytical products by performing research, writing, data analysis, and other research support duties.

Responsibilities
Ideal applicants will have experience conducting research in regional foreign policy issues pertaining to Europe, including Russia, and/or the Americas as well as some knowledge of related legislative and policy contexts, institutional dimensions, and policy tools.

Successful candidates must be able to work as part of a collaborative team and must exhibit the intellectual flexibility and broad research skill set that facilitate effective work across a wide issue spectrum beyond the applicant’s research focus or concentration.

Strong research, writing, and presentation skills are essential; candidates with both qualitative and quantitative research skills, and experience using data visualization to inform research products and processes are especially urged to apply.

Prepares contributions to comprehensive or complex analytical and descriptive products that inform congressional understanding of public policy issues and consideration of policy proposals. May author or co-author analytical or descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and other types of written responses for congressional committees, Members, and staff.

Participates in group efforts on research projects as a member of a collaborative team and undertakes research and data analytical tasks in support of the development of an array of analytical and descriptive products or components.

Performs literature searches and reviews, and evaluates publications and analyses for authoritativeness, relevance, and currency. Recommends documents for use by research staff and prepares abstracts for descriptive and analytical underlying materials.

Locates, extracts, collects, and/or compiles quantitative data and other information; interprets and evaluates data for accuracy, relevance, authoritativeness, and usefulness; works with division staff to identify and resolve problems with data; and formats data to meet targeted, well-defined research needs.

Creates and populates databases and spreadsheets, reformatting and standardizing data from different sources, and performing data input, calculations, and analysis. Trains colleagues and/or instructs staff on the content, nature, and use of division data resources.

Formats a range of tables, graphs, images, and other insertions to CRS products, reviewing and verifying this content for accuracy and completeness. Recommends quality control procedures and makes suggestions to improve and enhance these insertions to CRS products.

Prepares materials for use at consultations, briefings, and seminars for congressional clients. Attends consultations, briefings, seminars, and outreach activities to gain familiarity with CRS’s information and analytic capabilities, record questions, gauge audience engagement, and capture audience suggestions for future sessions; may present analytical information, factual information, or research findings to congressional clients.

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

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

Qualifications
You must meet the BASIC REQUIREMENT listed under EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.

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 the geographic regions of Europe and/or the Americas and U.S. policy. **

Ability to apply knowledge of the analytic research process in foreign affairs to issues related to Europe and the Americas. **

Ability to identify, exploit, and manipulate research resources and tools to perform research tasks pertinent to Europe and the Americas. **

Ability to collaborate. **

Ability to prepare written research materials on issues related to Europe and the Americas.

Ability to exercise objectivity in all phases of research, including written and oral presentations.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Public Records Technician
Location: Federal Election Commission, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Public Disclosure and Media Relations Division provides and ensures timely public access to federal campaign finance reports and data and educates and informs the public about all of the data available from the agency. The Public Records Branch maintains a library-like facility to help researchers locate reports, indexes, closed enforcement cases, FEC documents, and campaign finance data.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
As the Public Records Technician in this position, you will:

  • Provide navigation assistance on the FEC Website including advanced technical help on downloadable files.
  • Prepare research tools for staff and public use.
  • Provide information about the FEC public records function to visitors and callers.
  • Prepare closed enforcement case files for publication and collaborate on the public dissemination of FEC documents and data.
  • Work with the Branch Chief on the State Relations Program, including contacting state officials and state political parties to obtain official information about elections and candidates and preparing the annual Combined Federal/State Disclosure and Election Directory and other publications.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Section Head)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the China Section, Asian & Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services. The incumbent of this position serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work, overseeing the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians, and performing administrative and human resource management functions.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Determines the human resources needed to accomplish the work of the unit, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out the unit’s activities.

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

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Utilizes critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library function. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying improvements in methods and procedures. May serve as COTR or administer service contracts.

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the library acquisitions program. Assists in preparing and overseeing the acquisitions budget.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including section, division, and/or directorate members. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations. Solves problems in particularly difficult circumstances. Plans new or significantly updated methods of training, incorporating the latest in information technology. Prepares/edits instructor manuals, technical manuals, training manuals, or user manuals. Analyzes training needs at the section and division levels in order to identify or develop appropriate training. May also conduct formal classroom training as necessary.

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

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

Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, websites, and databases for Latin and non-Latin script materials, and other information technologies. **

Ability to supervise, motivate and lead a diverse workforce. **

Knowledge and application of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science to manage acquisitions and cataloging programs for Latin and non-Latin script materials. **

Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.

Ability to lead, plan, coordinate and manage programs and projects.

Ability to provide training.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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.

Summary
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.

Responsibilities
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.

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

The position description number for this position is 385309.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ability to plan and carry out digital content management projects.

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

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: 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.

Summary
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.

Responsibilities
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.

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

Ability to 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.

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

Responsibilities
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.

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

Ability to 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE:

  • 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.

Description

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.

Education 

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

Qualifications 

► 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.

Contact 

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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

Four Positions: Washington, DC and Virginia

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Sidney Austin LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Summary

This position can be located in our Chicago, DC, NY, or LA office.

The Research Analyst will provide high-quality, in-depth legal and non-legal research using online and print resources. S/he will liaise with assigned practice area teams by providing key actionable insights that can be used to support better decisions through topic-specific research and analytic results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct high-level, customizable research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects.
  • Serve as practice, subject, and/or industry research specialist in areas aligned with the firm’s practice and business; use this expertise to proactively support Practice Area Teams (PAT) as the assigned liaison.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested; develop, plan, coordinate and deliver presentations to assigned PAT and other groups, on recent developments, current awareness and research tools and other topics; contribute to the preparation of instructional and department marketing material.
  • Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material; prepare resource review report as assigned: coordinate user surveys, analyze usage, compare resource with other firm resources and competing products to make informed recommendations for renewal or cancellation.
  • Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices.
  • Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on special projects or any other duties assigned to fully meet the requirements of this position.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university or 3 years experience in a research environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred:

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or other advanced degree.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, graphic editors, and other related technology tools.

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • The ability to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Position: Library Assistant (Circulation)
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, DC
Salary: $42,308 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This is a full-time position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: Friday, 10/25/2019 , 11:59 PM EDT

Responsibilities
The Library Assistant (Circulation) retrieves, charges, and delivers materials to library patrons and performs other associated clerical, library circulation, interlibrary loan, electronic document delivery, and document scanning functions. Operates automated library circulation system including: patron record creation, item record creation, electronic book charging and discharging, and trouble shooting. Works as part of departmental team maintaining in-house and remote book collections, including shelving and routing. Driving will be required to perform departmental duties.

Position: Information and Data Management Officer
Location: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Washington, DC
Salary: $59,983 – $126,062

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

As an Information and Data Management Officer for the CIA, you will focus on the management of data, information, and knowledge across all Agency equities in order to increase discoverability, facilitate dissemination, and provide timely and relevant digital intelligence in every directorate and mission center. This includes every aspect of the information lifecycle, including: classification, cataloging, storing, maintaining records and information assets, declassification review, public release, privacy and civil liberties protection, and archiving.

You will work closely with internal partners to formulate search strategies, identify data sources, retrieve digital information, consult on digital data curation processes, procedures, and policies, and conduct high-profile information review and release activities to support public requests and legal/oversight inquiries. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate across the Agency and Intelligence Community in support of information and data management solutions and efforts.

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.

Four Positions: Maryland & Virginia

Position: Librarian for History and Area Studies
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $59,280 to $81,435

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for History and area studies actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the designated departments and programs, and provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the work of faculty and students in History, History of Science and Technology, and area studies programs to be determined based on the candidate’s education, experience, and interest.
  • Analyze trends in assigned departments’ and programs’ teaching and research programs to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications in the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.
  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Apply pedagogical best practices, including the ACRL Framework, to provide research and information literacy support to students and faculty.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of library issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital scholarship, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections’ unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

Position: Librarian III
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $58,695 to $80, 628

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

General Summary/Purpose:
Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for Modern European Languages and Literature actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the German and Romance Languages and Literature department and the Comparative Thought and Literature department. Librarian III provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections. S/he analyzes trends in humanities teaching and research programs, including the growing use of digital humanities tools and practices, to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications and uses this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Actively promote the use of these collections through programmatic outreach, awareness, public programs, and instructional activities.
  • Research digital humanities technologies and methodologies and promote their role in research and teaching to faculty and students.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital humanities, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections’ unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

Position: Metadata Specialist
Location: International Baccalaureate, Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

We are currently seeking a Metadata Specialist to join our (CDAT) Core Digital Applications Team to develop and implement metadata processes for the organization. Someone who will advise project/product teams by assisting in the gathering and articulation of metadata requirements, planning testing of metadata in systems, and training staff to create and manage metadata in systems or to support products.

As the Metadata Specialist, you will play a key role in enterprise systems development by supplying the essential metadata specifications and data structures to third party software developers that enable systems to efficiently and consistently manage content. E.g. Data Dictionaries.

You will partner with our content-creating departments (Multilingual Editorial Production, Learning and Teaching, Assessment, Professional Services and others) to advise, train and support staff members who interact with metadata as a part of the content creation or content management process as well as advise on matters of metadata policy and proper uses of metadata models as well as work closely with IT, vendor partners, and contracted staff to implement metadata models, processes, and systems and be able to exert considerable influence over staff participating in metadata workflows.

Position: Librarian
Location: Defense Technical Information Center, Department of Defense, Fort Belvoir, VA
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a senior staff advisor and Subject Matter Expert (SME) related to the collection of Public Access Scientific and Technical Information (STI).
  • Provides expert input regarding the development and implementation of procedures for the collection, processing, storage, and dissemination of STI journal articles.
  • Develops recommendations on how to make journal articles and conference proceedings available in accordance with regulation and copyright.
  • Researches information sources and works with contributors on the collection and management of STI journal articles.
  • Ensures that appropriate document markings and citation information is in place to enhance information retrieval and access control.
  • Conducts outreach activities to explain to managers, librarians, and researchers how Public Access STI is administered.

Three Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Location: Ackerman LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Akerman LLP, a leading U.S. law firm, is seeking to expand its competitive intelligence team to support the firm’s 700+ lawyers. The Competitive Intelligence Analyst will conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, sectors, practice areas, geographic markets, technologies, and competitors using a comprehensive variety of online research tools. The Analyst will develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to aid in strategic decision-making and drive business development, profitability, growth, prospective/client retention, and other business opportunities. This position reports to the Competitive Intelligence Manager and the location is flexible, although Washington, D.C. is preferred.

The scope of the research undertaken is varied and challenging, including economics and market sectors, routine company profiling on current and potential clients, competitors, new markets, and monitoring key targets or sectors. In this role, the Analyst will identify market trends, industry developments, client movements, and relevant client news to provide information for client development and attorney teams. The Analyst will compile and distill information into presentations, and provide a written executive summary largely to support client pitches and opportunities. The Analyst will also work collaboratively with the Client Development and Research Services departments to execute the firm’s business and competitive intelligence deliverables.

The Competitive Intelligence team is a critical function of the firm, and the Analyst must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate must have strong written, analytical, and project management skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.

Essential Job Functions

  • Under general direction, conduct in-depth research and analysis of key companies, sectors, industries, technologies, market segments, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and summarize into concise deliverables.
  • Identify and monitor trends and key clients to aid client development efforts for all practice groups and cross-disciplinary sector teams.
  • Stay abreast of trends and technologies in the legal industry.
  • Track research requests to demonstrate ROI, firm trends, and patterns.

Desired Skills & Abilities

Required Experience

  • 2 years minimum in a research-focused role ideally in business intelligence or in legal research.
  • Clear understanding of the differences between information, research, and actionable intelligence.
  • Highly curious, strong analytical skills, and ability to think strategically with the ability convey research in written form with attention to detail.
  • Ability to digest, synthesize, and manipulate large sets of data into a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and has strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe.
  • Basic knowledge of financial datasets and investor reports for analysis.
  • Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Responsive and service-oriented with ability to adapt and reprioritize projects as needed.

Desired Experience

  • AmLaw 100, financial services, or professional services firm experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge and experience using Internet-based corporate and legal research tools such as Hoover’s, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Monitor Suite, and other third-party resources and systems.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, eagerness to learn.
  • Self-starter with ability to work both collaboratively as well as independently.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package.  Please click here to submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.  EOE M/F/D/V

Position: Public Policy Associate
Location: American Library Association, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking a full-time communications professional to join its communications team in our Public Policy and Advocacy Office located in Washington, DC.

ALA is the foremost national association for libraries and information centers in the world, delivering pragmatic solutions to pressing issues such as expanding economic opportunity, advancing education and learning in the global economy, as well as strengthening the public interest in information policy issues such as telecommunications, copyright, access to government information, funding, privacy and free speech.

RESPONSIBILITIES
This is a new position for the Public Policy and Advocacy unit. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director of Advocacy Communications, the associate assists in the writing and implementation of direct email advocacy campaigns and social media outreach with the goal of generating engaging and educational advocacy content. The Associate regularly uses and maintains close familiarity with the advocate database to track relationships and activity, and to identify ALA members for cultivation and participation in priority campaigns. The Associate also ensures prompt and accurate communication with advocates via email and social media and facilitates storytelling opportunities.

Activities will range from drafting and proofreading advocacy content to analyzing campaign performance and suggesting improvements. Incumbent also provides technology assistance on updating web pages, upgrading email templates using graphics, personalization, and advanced features, and other comparable activities.

Confident in producing content across multiple platforms and an interest in working for a membership organization with strong grassroots networks; a love of data and its uses and excellent written and verbal communications skills. Experience using content management systems and advocacy email platforms a plus, but not required.

COMPENSATION: Negotiable from the low 40s; based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and retirement annuity.

FOR CONSIDERATION
Apply online including cover letter and resume
(Additional documents are uploaded on the same screen as your resume)

OR

Please send cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association
Human Resources Department
Ref: publpolicyassocPublPolicyAdvWOffice
Email: mpullen@ala.org
fax: 312-280-5270

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Disability/Veteran.

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Reference Desk) – DE
Location: U.S. Patent & trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 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.

Responsibilities
The individual selected for the Technical Information Specialist (Reference Desk) position will perform the following duties:

  • Serves as the Electronic Information Center (EIC) point of contact with examiners to provide reference and referral services. Provides one-on-one assistance to examiners on the use of electronic and print resources. Makes sure books, reference resources, computers, printers, etc. are in order and readily accessible to users.
  • Acquires, organizes, accesses and disseminates information across a wide spectrum of subjects and fields, usually of a highly specialized nature to assist patent examiners with their requirements while utilizing established techniques and requirements to search for required information. In order to provide appropriate information, specialist, must recognize the discipline under study; and conducts searches in automated as well as online resources available at the patent office.
  • Provides the library technician with bibliographic and location information for document requests; advising and training as necessary.
    Maintains the Electronic Information Center (EIC) customer contact database of new examiners which records the training and customer contacts initiated by the EIC staff. Prepares announcements, flyers and other publicity for EIC training classes and events.
  • Logs, monitors and determines methods of fulfilling document delivery requests, verifies the citation and enters into the appropriate database. Ensures/tracks the workflow for bibliographic and location information requests. Refers requests that must be sent to outside libraries to the Reference Delivery Branch. For requests handled by the EIC staff, ensures that service turnaround times are met.

Eight Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Venable, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Venable LLP is seeking a Reference Librarian to assist with the daily operations of our Washington, DC reference desk. This person will be responsible for conducting research, responding to research requests, and delivering in-house training and outreach to legal staff.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Sharing responsibilities for Reference Desk operations to ensure operations meet the needs of all library patrons.
  • Providing assistance at the Reference Desk; responding to information requests, locating cases, searching databases such as LEXIS and WESTLAW, and requesting interlibrary loans.
  • Conducting research interviews with patrons and recommending appropriate firm materials from the library collection.
  • Tracking all reference transactions in Integrated Library System.

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Master of Library Science ,equivalent degree or equivalent research experience
  • The ability to conduct legal research, including experience using online and print resources to conduct research. 3-5 years experience doing research required.
  • Working knowledge of library research databases. Intellectual Property research experience strongly preferred
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks.

Position: Digital Library
Location: Office of Inspector General, DODIG- Mission Support Team, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The DoD offers the full range of Federal benefits and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.

Position: Librarian (Reference Specialist)
Location: Collections & Services Division of Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collections & Services Division of Library Services. Reference Librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions.

The position description number for this position is 012538.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Position: Librarian (Systems)
Location: Commander, Navy Installations, Washington Navy Yard, DC
Salary: $70,000 to $90,000 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
Incumbent serves as a Headquarters (HQ) Librarian (Systems) providing operational support to advance Department of the Navy (DON) and Department of Defense (DoD) Library Program capabilities, implementation, and maintenance of Library resources and services for digital, ship outfitting, and installation Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) libraries and associated military service providers.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Executive Office of the President
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
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.

Position: Metadata & Cataloging Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Salary: not less than $60,000/year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Metadata & Cataloging Librarian
The George Mason University Libraries seeks to fill the position of Metadata and Cataloging Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for original and complex cataloging of a wide variety of newly purchased research materials for the general collection, as well as special collections, including print monographs, serials, audio discs, and maps. The Metadata & Cataloging Librarian also serves as the department lead for original and complex copy cataloging of music scores.

This position contributes to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, for NACO and BIBCO through the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) funnel. It provides general leadership and support to the department for special projects. The incumbent in this position will be expected to stay abreast of evolving national and international cataloging standards; assist in the development and documentation of local policies and procedures; and work collegially within the department of four librarians and eight paraprofessional staff. Incumbent may also participate in data management and record enhancement activities; train and oversee the work of staff; and serve on local and regional, or national library committees as appropriate.

Position: Head, Library Information Technology
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Head, Library Information Technology is responsible for the management of the Library Information Technology Department, including the overall planning, management, coordination, and operation support for the library’s information technology infrastructure and services. S/he Initiates, develops, and facilitates the implementation and maintenance of library technology solutions and tools in support of the Library and the University’s current and emerging needs. The incumbent oversees and manages the staff, technology, and applications support for Library IT systems and services. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Services and Technology and providing direct supervision for 7 FTEs and indirect supervision for 2 FTEs.

Position: Systems Librarian
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Systems Librarian coordinates the management of the Library’s Ex Libris Alma/Primo VE Integrated Library System, supporting the integration of the ILS with other platforms used within the Library. S/he leads the design, implementation, and maintenance of additional tools and platforms for user discovery and management of Library resources. Working both independently and as part of a team, the Systems Librarian develops, implements, and assesses Library tools and services by focusing on usability, accessibility, sustainability, and performance. The Systems Librarian also provides expertise and works collaboratively with staff across the Library to automate workflows and optimize the discovery experience for patrons.

6 Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Reference and Digital Services Librarian
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS) Knowledge Services Group, Library of Congress, Washington DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Knowledge Services Group is accepting applications under its 2019 Graduate Recruit Program for a Reference and Digital Services Librarian. This position will be filled at the GS-09 level (see “Duties” below).

Clarification from the agency
Graduate students and Library of Congress employees who meet all of the following eligibility requirements: 1. U.S. Citizenship 2. Current enrollment in or anticipated graduation from an appropriate, accredited advanced degree program. (Library employees may already possess a graduate degree). At the time of appointment, Library employees must maintain employment status without a break in service.

Position: Librarian, NB-1410-IV
Location: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Salary: $61,343 to $113,676 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
As a Librarian, you will manage subscriptions to financial data and other subject areas.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian, you will:
-Complete tasks associated with assigned subscriptions, including acquisitions workflow, collection development, responding to reference requests, updating web content, and delivering user training.
-Perform contracting officer representative (COR) for a portfolio of contracts for financial data and other subscriptions.
-Assess the information needs of user groups to plan for acquisitions. Meet with content providers/vendor to determine the optimal level of service.
-Work on group projects, communicating information to team members and engaging in problem solving.

Position: Digital Librarian
Location: Office of Inspector General, Department of Defense, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The DoD offers the full range of Federal benefits and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Develops or applies techniques for automating information description, classification, and extraction (e.g. auto-classification and auto-categorization).
  • Builds, revises and enforces auto-classification policies and taxonomies.
  • Searches, collects, and preserves information using automated recordkeeping tools, systems, and technologies in response to complex requests that include sensitive information and classified materials.
  • Evaluates the design and usability of information to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the OIG information life cycle and the organization, navigation and findability of information.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes information to provide insights and advice to leaders to support business decisions.
  • Identifies sources and strategy for content capture, identifies issues associated with sharing content across and outside the agency.

Position: Assistant Director, Advocacy Engagement and Capacity
Location: American Library Association, Washington, DC
Salary: Negotiable from the mid-60s

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking a full-time grassroots professional to join our Public Policy and Advocacy Office located in Washington, DC.

ALA is the foremost national association for libraries and information centers in the world, delivering pragmatic solutions to pressing issues such as expanding economic opportunity, advancing education and learning in the global economy, as well as strengthening the public interest in information policy issues such as telecommunications, copyright, access to government information, funding, privacy and free speech.

RESPONSIBILITIES

This is a new position for the Public Policy and Advocacy Office. The Assistant Director of Advocacy Engagement and Capacity will be responsible for developing and growing ALA’s National Network of Advocates and providing technical assistance and training to strengthen state chapters in developing and implementing policy and advocacy strategies.

The Assistant Director will serve as the key point of coordination for the network’s policy-advocacy capacity building efforts, including trainings, Hill Days, fly-ins and virtual conferences for ALA members. They will also lead ALA members to engage in advocacy efforts at the national, state and local level and will work closely with the Public Policy and Advocacy team to advance ALA’s public policy priorities.

Candidates should have an interest in working for a membership organization with strong grassroots network; ability to recruit and lead advocates; coordinate a diverse group of stakeholders; and excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Position: Part-time Reference Librarian
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary: $18.00-$21.00/hr

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Summary/Objective
The primary responsibilities are to provide research assistance to a diverse user population in the use of the online catalog and discovery layer, 500+ databases, and the print collection; partner with writing studies faculty to teach introductory-level information literacy skills to undergraduates; provide email, FAQ, and chat research assistance services; create and maintain online research and instructional information through learning objects; and perform other research assistance and instructional services as needed.

Position: Part-Time Librarian
Location: Marymount University, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This is a part-time position; 12 hrs a week. The department is flexible and will work with the incumbent’s schedule.

The Part-time librarian supports students by providing reference service, library instruction sessions, and selecting appropriate library materials and supports teaching faculty by providing in depth research.