Part Time Adjunct Faculty/Reference and Instruction Librarian – Prince George’s Community College – Largo, MD

Job Announcement: 

Part Time Adjunct Faculty /Reference and Instruction Librarian

Prince George’s Community College Library  

Prince George’s Community College, Largo, Maryland

Prince George’s Community College an Achieving the Dream Community College  serves a diverse population of more than 44,000 students who represent 103 countries throughout the world. We are currently seeking Part Time Adjunct/Reference and Instruction Librarians to work eighteen hours, weekdays, evenings and Saturdays.

Minimum Job Requirements include Instructional experience in information literacy required and a master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited program required.

Join a team of innovative collaborative professionals who are committed to excellence.

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Student Assistant – National Gallery of Art Library – Washington, DC

National Gallery of Art Library
Vacancy Announcement
Library Technician (Image Collections)

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Image Collections Department. The primary purpose of the position is to assist with the development and maintenance of the department’s online catalogue and with preparation of analog and digital images for inclusion in the department’s collections.

Duties include preparing online bibliographic records for images, verifying heading authorities, creating digital image scans and accompanying metadata, preparing shelf labels and containers, and adding item information to a variety of visual materials.

Applicants should have an ability to input detailed cataloging data using a personal computer, familiarity with library technical services procedures and basic descriptive cataloging principles, an ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately, and an ability to type and file accurately. Reading knowledge of a Western European language other than English (French, German, or Italian) is desirable.

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must be registered at least as a half-time student and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’s work requirements. A typical schedule is 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbent earns sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked. The position is temporary, but appointment can be extended for the duration of the incumbent’s educational career provided he or she meets the eligibility requirements specified above.

Those interested in this position should send résumés and any inquiries via e-mail to both addresses below:

Gregory P.J. Most
Chief, Library Image Collections
National Gallery of Art

Andrea Gibbs
Deputy Chief, Library Image Collections
National Gallery of Art

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Internship – Welch Medical Library – Baltimore, MD

The Welch Medical Library’s mission is to serve the faculty, staff and students of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, the Johns Hopkins Hospital and its affiliated hospitals) by offering innovative informationist services, embedding them in clinical and research departments, guiding systematic reviews, and increasingly taking on roles within those departments’ research projects.

The Welch Medical Library has one-year internship positions available for individuals interested in pursuing a career in health sciences/medical librarianship and information science.  Interns work with Welch Library informationists and staff on a variety of library activities and special projects. These may include:

  • Participating in library support of systematic reviews;
  • Providing reference services both in person and via chat;
  • Creating & editing online guides;
  • Creating multimedia tutorials.

There will be opportunities to participate in research services program development and assessment initiatives as well. Additionally the intern may become involved in other library initiatives including: user experience inquiry related to services, information needs assessment projects (e.g. affiliated community hospital information services), and collaboration on web-based promotion of services. Mentors will be assigned to the intern to provide guidance on a day-to-day basis related to searching, instructional and project tasks throughout the year.  The intern will report directly to Stella Seal, Associate Director for Hospitals, Health System and Community Services.

These are paid internships and may be full-time (37.5 hours/week) or part-time (20 hours/week) for a one-year appointment.  The salary range is $23.08 to $25.64 per hour depending on experience, educational background, and training.  Additional benefits including health insurance coverage is available as well as paid leave for holidays, sick days, and personal leave.  


Candidates must be either currently enrolled in or have graduated from an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS program within the past two (2) years.  Candidates should also demonstrate interest in areas of clinical medicine, biomedicine, public health, and/or nursing.

Interested candidates should contact Lavinia Wiggs, Human Resources Coordinator, via email at, or phone (410) 735-4544, with the following materials:

  • Current resume/CV
  • Cover letter (or email) outlining:
    • Reasons for interest and any relevant skills or experience the candidate brings to the position
    • Details of any particular aspects of health/medical librarianship in which the candidate is particularly interested.

An in-person or video conference interview will be required.

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PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY – D.C. Department of Human Resources – Washington, DC

For the folks in the DC area who are in school and looking for internships, I want to bring to your attention a program that is run by the D.C. Department of Human Resources. It is a 24 hour/week paid internship, the end of October through May. The program itself is District-government wide, and my office has an opening for an archives student. Please consider applying: The deadline is September 29th. The initial screening of applications is done by DCHR without regard to the ultimate project placement, so it’s important to give serious attention to the essay questions.

If you have any questions, either about the program or about the placement in my office, please reach out to Rebecca Katz ( directly .

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Digital Archivist – RK – Washington, DC

Job Title: Digital Archivist,-DC-jobs.html

Location: Onsite Government Facility in Washington DC.

General Experience:

  • Four years of experience in archiving records, including two years of experience in document and data management using automation.

Key Tasks

  • Appraises and edits permanent records and historically valuable documents.
  • Participates in research activities based on archival materials and directs safekeeping of permanent records, documents, and other archival materials.
  • Requires familiarity with archival cataloging in automated systems and with applying such standards for cataloging; knowledge of basic archival processes, including selection of materials for retention and organization of materials into logical groupings; research and reference expertise; and experience in computerized management of electronic contract records.

Functional Responsibility:

  • Implements, administers, and manages the system to classify and retrieve archived records and manuscripts, including developing and maintaining the database of these records in the collection management system.
  • Develops and monitors standards, guidelines, and formal agreements for accessioning records and material and deaccessioning records to other repositories; and prepares and updates operating manuals and guidelines that ensure the protection of documents at every stage of their life cycle.
  • Performs random evaluations of archives for quality control of document processing and maintenance; maintains a sustained high level of customer service; attends and contributes to relevant professional activities and meetings dealing with archives and archival preservation; and prepares statistical and narrative reports.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively – both orally and in writing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat
  • Detail-oriented with ability to work in a high pressure environment handling sensitive and/or classified information while meeting multiple deadlines

Education: (MANDATORY)

Must have graduate degree in History or Archival Studies or in Library and Information Science (MLS) or related discipline.

US Citizenship Required must be able to pass a government background check – Public Trust.

No Sponsorship Authorized.

FT Role not PT

Coverletter is Mandatory:

Please kindly send your resume (MS WORD or PDF format). Must include your availability for hire along with current salary and desired annual salary requirements.

Job Type: Full-time


  • $40,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year

Job Location:

  • Washington, DC

Required education:

  • Master’s

Required experience:

  • archiving records: 4 years
  • document: 2 years
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Librarian I -LAC Federal – Washington DC

LAC Federal is currently looking to fill a Librarian I position to work for a federal agency in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The librarian will oversee daily operations of collection management for the Federal Depository Library Program collection. This is a long term, full-time contract (40 hour a week; Monday – Friday) benefited position.


  • Oversee daily operations of collection management such as item intake and cataloging, record keeping, weeding, and the retrieval of pertinent un-selected items from the New Electronic Titles list
  • Provides assistance to patrons in accessing depository items and resources.
  • Review of the library’s depository selection profile and makes resulting changes.
  • Create original and copy-cataloged records for monograph, serial, and monograph-as-serial items and uploads these records into the library’s OPAC
  • Proficient in the use of constant data forms


  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an institution accredited by the ALA
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows; Experience with RDA, OCLC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging
  • Experience providing reference support
  • Original cataloging using RDA experience is a must
  • Various branding, marketing, and promotional activities experience preferred

To apply, please visit:

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Digital Projects Librarian – LAC Federal – Beltsville, MD

LAC Federal seeks an experienced full-time Digital Projects Librarian for a position with our client, a prestigious government library located in Beltsville, Maryland. This position is a full-time, benefited position, working on-site at the client’s facility. The Digital Projects Librarian will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of a metadata/taxonomy governance plan necessary to maintain the library division’s digital collections. This position requires working with subject-matter experts across the organization to assess their requirements for organizational metadata standards and devise the processes necessary to refine and enhance them. This is a 1 year full time contract (40 hour a week; MondayFriday) benefited position.

Required skills/knowledge includes:

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

To apply, please visit:

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Internship – The Institute of Transportation Engineers – Washington, DC

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is embarking on a project to preserve and display its history for the 90th anniversary in 2020.  The first stage of this project is the arrangement and description of all its archival materials.

Working with ITE staff and the consulting archivist, the intern will organize and process the archival materials held by the ITE.  The intern will survey the entire collection, create an inventory and then arrange and describe the collection.  The collection includes a variety of types of materials including textual records (loose papers and bound volumes), photographic materials, and videos.  The intern will also rehouse materials as necessary for preservation and storage.


  • Grad student in MLIS program, concentrating on Archives
  • Prefer a student who has completed coursework in Arrangement and Description
  • Must be available to work on site in Washington, DC weekdays
  • A Stipend provided for completion of the project which should be able to be completed within one semester.

About ITE

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international membership association of transportation professionals who work to improve mobility and safety for all transportation system users and help build smart and livable communities. Through its products and services, ITE promotes professional development and career advancement for its members, supports and encourages education, identifies necessary research, develops technical resources including standards and recommended practices, develops public awareness programs, and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Kathi Driggs –; Phone:  202-464-6212 for questions.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Metadata & Research Librarian – LAC Federal – Washington, DC

LAC Federal, an LAC Group company, is looking for an experienced Metadata and Research Librarian to work at a major Federal Library in the DC area. The Librarian will work with a Federal information center to assist in acquiring, evaluating and synthesizing research and information products focused on scientific research related to food safety and nutrition. We are looking for someone with sufficient knowledge and expertise to collect, track, and store data in databases and communicate the needs of the information center with the agency’s IT specialists. This is a 12 month contract, full time (40 hour a week; Mondayto Friday) benefited position.


  • Master’s Degree in information or library science with 1-2 years’ experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or graduate work in food and nutrition is preferred but not required.
  • Practical knowledge of a wide range of techniques, methods, sources and procedures within the functional information area (e.g., database searching and automated data collection techniques, web site management and development, and use of new and emerging technology tools to share information).
  • Experience with Drupal, digital asset management software, and RSS feed management preferred.
  • Ability to effectively search and use the internet and bibliographic databases.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, and be able to manage several tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to organize thoughts and to express them clearly and concisely in both written and oral communication.
  • Knowledge of information management, thesauri, taxonomies, and the construction of bibliographies is essential.
  • Ability to meet strict standards for quality and compliance.

To apply, please visit:

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LIS Student Lisa Carroll’s “Behind the Scenes in Italy” story on CUA homepage

Lisa Carroll was among the students who participated in the Visions of Italy study abroad course this past summer, and has written a Spotlight Story that now appears on Catholic University’s news page. Read about her experience here.


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