CUA LIS Student Representatives May Meeting, Friday 5/8 at 6

Dear Students,

The CUA LIS Student Representatives May meeting is this Friday, May 8, at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Information Commons (CLS 315) and live cast online through Adobe Connect: If you are interested but unable to attend, the meeting minutes and recording will be archived in the LIS Student blackboard course.

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April 2015 Alumni News

Richard James King, Branch Chief and Information Architect at the NIH Library (MSLS 2002) received the Raymond Von Dran Memorial Award during the annual CUA Library and Information Science Stone Lecture presented on April 24, 2015. The Von Dran Award is presented to alumni who exemplify the characteristics of innovation, collaboration, and leadership in their careers. During April, Mr. King was also named Federal Librarian of the Year by FEDLINK. Please see:
Stephen Connagan (MSLS 1994), CUA University Librarian was featured in a spotlight article on the CUA Alumni Relations web site. Please see:
Damian Alagia, Esquire (MSLS 1951) recently passed away. Please see:
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Research and Instruction Librarian – St. Mary’s College of Maryland – St. Mary’s City, MD

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public liberal arts college, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Research & Instruction Librarian. The library seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and collaborative librarian to teach information literacy, provide research support to undergraduate students, and develop the library’s virtual presence.

As the library liaison to the biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics departments, the librarian will collaborate with faculty to incorporate information literacy skills and concepts into their departmental curriculum and develop the library’s collections in these subject areas. The person in this position will manage the library’s Springshare accounts and discovery layer (EDS) and will work with the college’s web development team to maintain and update the library’s web site. Each fall the librarian will also contribute to the library’s information literacy instruction in the First Year Seminar, a required course for all new St. Mary’s students. This is an excellent opportunity for a new or experienced librarian interested in student-centered information literacy instruction and web development. The successful candidate must have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to effectively collaborate with colleagues. Salary: high $40’s.

Required qualifications: ALA-accredited master’s degree; experience with HTML and CSS. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Preferred qualifications: Experience providing information literacy instruction and research support to undergraduate students; experience managing discovery layers; familiarity with Springshare products and WordPress as a content management system.

Any combination of acceptable education and experience which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position may be considered.

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary’s City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland’s public honors college. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Katherine Ryner

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Information Desk Assistants – Mullen Library, Catholic University – Washington, DC

Information desks assistants are needed in Mullen Library this summer for the following shifts: 8:00am-10:am     Monday through Friday  9am-5pm            Saturday 1pm-4pm             Sunday The job description is below:

Employer:  University Libraries

Job Title:  Information desk assistant

Report to: Anne Marie Hules, Architecture and Planning Librarian Thad Garrett, Instruction and Marketing Librarian

Job Function:  Administrative/Support Services




  • Assist students, faculty, staff and members of the public in answering reference and directional questions and locating information sources


  • Help library patrons use online databases and WRLC catalog to locate books, reports, journal articles and other information


  • Refer patrons to librarians on duty or subject specialists when appropriate (such as answering detailed or complex reference questions)


  • Report problems to Public Safety and full-time staff


  • Perform Basic computer troubleshooting
  • Assist library patrons in using computers, printers and photocopiers, etc.


  • General office tasks: answering telephone, refilling copiers and printers with paper and toner, fixing paper jams in copiers/printers


  • Open and Close the Information Desk


Ideal Candidate must be:

  • A Graduate Student
  • Service oriented
  • Have good communication skills
  • Able to work well with little supervision.
  • Detail oriented
  • Possess physical strength for lifting boxes, toner, documents, books, etc.


Training will be provided

If you are interested please contact me. My contact info is below. Thanks!

Anne Marie Hules, MLS

Architecture and Planning Librarian

University Libraries The Catholic University of America Washington, DC  20064



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Internship – Research Library, Federal Reserve System – Washington, DC

The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is offering a paid summer internship for graduate level library or information science students.  The Research Library offers a full array of desktop and customized library services to staff members at the Board and assists in data intensive and Internet dependent Board research.

The Research Library is looking for a summer intern to advance several projects that will allow the Library to improve services to the Board community.

The intern will work with librarians on such projects as:

  • Mobile Research Library – evaluate the library’s mobile website and suggest and implement improvements in presentation and marketing.  The project will include getting assessments from current subscribers.


  • Library Communications – assist in the development of a communications plan for the library.  The plan will outline activities relating to communicating the availability of library resources and services and general customer education.


Text analytics – assist in exploring the tools and the technological, contractual, and customer education aspects of text analytics for news.

The internship is located in Washington, D.C. and lasts ten to twelve weeks. Students enrolled in a Master’s degree program in library or information science at an ALA-accredited institution are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a knowledge of and interest in technology used to support library services. The projects require attention to detail, initiative, and good communication skills.   Knowledge of economics, banking, finance, or business topics is desirable.


             Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts to  Please put Research Library Intern in the subject line of your email.  Interviews are conducted by telephone and selections are based solely on academic records and references.

The Federal Reserve Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to foster a diverse work environment.

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Lower School Librarian and Technology Teacher -Captital City Public Charter School – Washington, DC

Capital City Public Charter School is seeking a dynamic Lower School Librarian and Technology Teacher to join our team. The Lower School Librarian and Technology Teacher will support students in developing age-appropriate information, media, and technology skills through direct instruction, and in collaboration with teachers.


Capital City was founded in 2000 and currently serves students in grades PK-12 at a single site in Ward 4. Capital City has been a model for school reform in the District. The school implements the Expeditionary Learning model in tandem with the common principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES). Through Expeditionary Learning ( teachers craft expeditions that incorporate projects, research, fieldwork and service to support students in meeting rigorous standards. The CES principles ( emphasize equity, depth over breadth, student leadership, and authenticity. Capital City’s program also emphasizes a strong social curriculum, a commitment to diversity, a strong inclusion model and the integration of arts into the curriculum. There is a strong focus on professional development and growth.

For more information visit our Hiring site:

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Research Internship – District Department of Transportation – Washington, DC

Accepting applications through May 1!

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT)’s Research Internship Program engages full-time students to work on specific research topics around the agency. The internship program allows DDOT to conduct research into topics of interest while also serving as a resource for students to acquire practical skills.

The available positions are posted at

The research or project areas in which the interns will be engaged in include, but are not limited to:

 Transportation Engineering

 Transportation Planning

 Traffic Operations and Safety

 Legal and Contracting Issues

 Transit Planning and Operations

 Bicycle and Pedestrian Issues

 Transportation Policy, Economics, and Finance Issues

 Pavement and Bridges

 Data Collection and Analysis

 Program/Project Management

 Geotechnical Engineering

 Environmental Engineering

 Intelligent Transportation Systems

 Asset Management

 Construction Practices

The program is open to

full-time undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing from the DC region and nationwide. The summer internship program is scheduled to run for at least 10 weeks, from early June to mid-August 2015. The internships will be located at DDOT’s offices, 55 M Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003 unless otherwise noted. These are hourly, paid positions with a maximum of 40 hours a week with no paid holidays, no sick leave and no overtime. All students are required to have basic computer skills, and basic knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.


Howard University Transportation Research Center (HUTRC) recruits the interns and manages the program on DDOT’s behalf.

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Cataloger – Middle East Institute – Washington, DC

The Oman Library at the Middle East Institute is seeking an image cataloger for an 18-month contract period. The position is dependent on the receipt of a grant, which will help the library digitize its postcard and slide collections. The project will start from January 2016 and will involve cataloging the library’s slides and postcard collections. The candidate should hold a Master in Library Science (MLS) as well as have expertise in cataloging images. The individual will be responsible for cataloging the library image collections, inputing metadata about the images into the electronic catalog to ensure users can locate it, and preparing bibliographic and item records.

The grant application is time-sensitive, so if you are at all interested in this cataloging position, please respond ASAP.

Please contact Amal Morsy at 703-901-4497 or

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Library Intern – AARP – Washington, DC

This internship will provide hands-on experience with an active library team and will provide much needed support to the Research Center and AARP.  The intern will have an opportunity to hone their skills working for the largest social welfare organization in the country.

The intern will support the AARP Library staff in a variety of research tasks, including monitoring the Library’s internal communication channels, answering selected research information requests, library administration, assisting with library marketing strategy and events, assisting with special projects, such as collection management, assisting in the planning and presentation of library orientations and other duties as assigned.

An intern coordinator will be responsible for providing guidance and workflow management to the intern and he or she will also have access to a mentor and to the AARP Library Director. The position will directly impact the ability of the Research Center to support AARP’s social mission.

The Intern will allow the library to accomplish goals that would be harder to accomplish without the assistance of the intern – specifically small research requests, obtaining materials from external libraries and developing a variety of ready reference materials in electronic and traditional formats for clients.  These tasks are critical and their successful completion will add value to the Research Center’s ability to leverage knowledge.

The ideal intern is working towards a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. Must possess excellent research techniques.  General knowledge of library research databases is critical.  Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team.  Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems creatively and independently.  It is very important that you have the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and shift priorities as directed.  Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite are required. Excellent oral and written communication skills and keen attention to details are also required and you must demonstrate a commitment to providing outstanding customer service.


To Apply for this Opportunity

Submit a current resume indicating preferred work location   (We’re in all 50 states and U.S. territories)
A writing sample (Please attach to this application)
A cover letter detailing the areas of Interest to you at AARP.
Two letters of recommendation from a college or university professor/instructor and a manager who is familiar with your work
An official copy of a current semester transcript detailing number of accumulated credits and current GPA (minimum GPA of 3.0)

Recruiter: Angela Hurley


Instructions for Uploading Your Cover Letter and Writing Sample

Adding Cover Letter and Writing Sample at Time of Application Submission
a. Complete the on-line application by clicking the Submit button at the   end  of the application
b. Click the My Career Tools link at the top of the “My Applications” screen
c. Scroll down to the Cover Letters and Attachments section
d. Click Add Attachment
e. Upload each document separately
Adding Cover Letter and Writing Samples Any Other Time
a. Access the Careers web site
b. Log in with the user name/password used to apply for the internship
c. Click the My Career Tools link on the top right of the screen
d. Scroll down to the Cover Letters and Attachments section
e. Click Add Attachment
f. Upload each document separately

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Librarian – Bullis School – Potomac, MD

Bullis School seeks an innovative full-time librarian to work with students in grades 2-8, with a particular emphasis on supporting and expanding reading initiatives. This position reports to the Assistant Head of School. The successful candidate will possess an advanced degree in library science or information technology and personal traits that ensure success in working with students, faculty and administrators in a highly technological learning environment. Experience working in an independent school library is preferred.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Providing and maintaining appropriate resources, in a variety of formats, to meet the curricular needs of students and faculty
  • Providing information services to students, faculty and administrators
  • Working with faculty to integrate 21st century information literacy skills into the curriculum
  • Maintaining an online presence
  • Managing the physical spaces of the library
  • Developing an appropriate collection of leisure reading for grades 2-8
  • Participating in the life of the school, to include co-curricular activities in the Lower and Middle School Divisions and participation on faculty committees and task forces
  • Supporting and expanding on the reading initiatives in the Lower and Middle Schools to promote a culture of reading and to find and provide appropriate materials to foster reading growth

Skills & Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills with parents, students, faculty and staff
  • Minimum of five years of library teaching and management related experience
  • Advanced degree in library science or information technology

To view a full job description, please click here:

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