Supervisory Archivist – Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.

Posting for Supervisory Archivist position extended until Oct. 12.

The Library of Congress is seeking applications for the position of Supervisory Archivist. There is one vacancy for this position located in the Preparation Section within the Manuscript Division of the Collections and Services Directorate of Library Services. As part of one of the largest manuscript repositories in the United States and in the world, the Preparation Section is key to the Manuscript Division’s mission of preparing for reader use material that encompasses the breadth and chronology of American History, including the papers of presidents, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, writers, scientists, inventors, business leaders, reformers, and prominent non-governmental organizations. Under the direction of the head of the Preparation Section and in coordination with other supervisors, the Supervisory Archivist executes the plans and operations of the section in creating and maintaining a uniform system of archival and bibliographic controls over the division’s collections. The incumbent directs the daily operations of project staff, including the division’s collections officer, archives technicians, and interns, in processing manuscript material according to established archival procedures. Activities include oversight of their work arranging, describing, preserving, and storing personal and organizational records in paper and digital format.

The complete job announcement, Vacancy Number 160213, is available at:

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Intern – Dischord Records Archive Project – D.C. area

The Dischord Records Archive Project is looking for an intern for assistance in preserving, cataloging and creating finding aids for manuscript collections. The collections include manuscript, photographic and audio-visual material that document the work of Dischord Records and punk in the D.C. area. Recent graduates in library science, archival studies and students who need to complete a practicum as part of their degree program are especially encouraged to apply. All work will be completed in collaboration with a professional archivist and you must live in the D.C. area, and be available on weekdays to be considered. Applicants should have knowledge or interest in punk and the work of Dischord Records. For details on how to apply, please send us a little information about yourself to

Link to job posting.

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Head, Content, and Information Delivery Library Supervisor (repost) – NC Government & Heritage State Library – Raleigh, NC

Are you passionate about digital libraries (digitization and digital information management/preservation), reference services, and outreach/instruction? Are you a collaborative, responsive, big picture thinker who is committed to identifying and meeting evolving customer needs? If so, and if you have the knowledge, skills, and experience required, please consider joining our team at the State Library of North Carolina!


JOB CLASS TITLE: Library Supervisor

WORKING TITLE: Head, Content and Information Delivery


DEPARTMENT: N.C. Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources

DIVISION/SECTION: State Library, N.C. Government & Heritage Library

RECRUITMENT RANGE: $41,149 – $69,300


APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time

WORK LOCATION: Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina

OPENING DATE: 09/27/16

CLOSING DATE: 10/18/16 5:00 PM Eastern Time


To apply:

Please be sure to complete the online application in full. Resumes are appreciated, and may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit.  “See Resume” or “See Attachment” will NOT be accepted. Cover letters are also appreciated.

*This is a repost.** Previous applicants are still being considered and need not to reapply.

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

The State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government, with a mission to build the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina and to provide access to specialized collections for its residents. The State Library is comprised of three major programs:  the Government and Heritage Library (GHL), the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and Library Development. The GHL provides services and information related to North Carolina government, history, demographics, statistics, and cultural heritage, including genealogy. It is the permanent repository for state agency publications and collects, preserves, and provides public access to current and historical state publications in print and digital formats. The GHL consists of two units, Content and Information Delivery (reference, access, education and outreach, and digital information management services), and Content Management and Access (cataloging, collection development, State Publications Clearinghouse, and acquisitions).

The State Library seeks an innovative, energetic leader to serve as the Head of Content and Information Delivery for the Government & Heritage Library. This position is an integral member of the GHL Management Team, providing leadership for the library’s digital information management and preservation program; reference and research services; circulation and interlibrary loan services; and outreach and educational programs.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Manages a staff of twelve and directly supervises the Reference Services Supervisor, six librarians, and a graphic designer.
  • Oversees the library’s public services and leads evaluation and revision of programs, practices, policies and procedures as needed to address changes in user needs and service delivery.
  • Directs staff in digitization activities; building and managing digital library collections; developing content and managing access to NCpedia and other digital resources (e.g. NC Digital Collections, NC State Government Website Archives); researching, testing, and implementing systems and technologies for harvesting and archiving websites/social media and preserving digital assets; and planning and implementing digital preservation policies for state government.
  • Works closely with staff throughout the State Library and the State Archives on collaborative projects and forms new collaborations with other institutions that share common goals.
  • Evaluates library resources, tools, and systems; negotiates with vendors for services; and ensures compliance with contract requirements.
  • Manages grant projects and leads cross-functional work teams.
  • Assesses the impact of services on user communities and communicates the value of services via reports and presentations.
  • Participates in packing, unpacking, moving, shifting, and shelving library materials or boxes of library materials, so this position requires the ability to pick up a 40 lb box of materials to place it on a cart or hand truck to be moved.
  • Works with special collection materials (e.g. 19th century books), so exposure to library collection materials containing dust or mold is likely.

Management prefers: Experience as a digital, web, instruction, outreach, or reference librarian in a special, public or academic library.  Supervisory experience preferred, including recruiting, training, supervising, mentoring, coaching, and evaluating staff performance.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.**

Qualified candidates must possess:

  1. Thorough knowledge and understanding of current practices, policies, and trends in library science and information services, including special libraries, public services, web services, library outreach and programming, or digital libraries.
  2. Thorough knowledge and understanding of digitization and digital preservation standards and practices including the OAIS model.
  3. Thorough knowledge and understanding of current trends in online and in-person reference services, library instruction (e.g. programs, webinars, tutorials), and outreach.
  4. Digital technology skills, including working knowledge of digital asset management systems (CONTENTdm), content management systems (Drupal, WordPress), HTML, CSS, Javascript or other scripting languages.
  5. Skills in program, project, and budget planning, management, and evaluation. Skills in grant writing and grant management. Ability to manage multiple budgets.
  6. Ability to evaluate library resources, tools and systems, and negotiate with vendors for services.
  7. Ability to train and mentor staff in delivering reference services; conducting outreach and educational programming; performing digital library functions; leading work teams; and planning and managing projects.
  8. Ability to assess user needs, and plan and implement innovative projects to meet user needs.
  9. Ability to prepare and deliver reports and presentations illustrating the impact of library services and projects.
  10. Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with staff throughout the State Library, state government, and external project partners.
  11. Strong customer service, collaboration, and diplomacy skills.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master’s degree in library and information science or a related discipline and three years of professional librarian experience related to the area of assignment. Degree must be received from appropriately accredited (ALA) institutions or regionally accredited programs in North Carolina.


Supplemental and Contact Information

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.

Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit.  “See Resume” or “See Attachment” will NOT be accepted.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.  Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application.

To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders.

Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627.

Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax.  Please call the human resources office for assistance.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account.  Upon the closing date, applications are “Under Review” and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 – 8 weeks.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment.   We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).



N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

Division of Human Resources

4603 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-4603

Phone:  919-807-7373

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Technical Information Specialist – LAC Federal – Beltsville, MD

LAC Federal is seeking a Technical Information Specialist to work on a food science research and reference team at a major Federal library in the Beltsville, MD area.  The Specialist will be responsible for providing research and reference assistance to staff and the general public through a wide range of research techniques, methods, and sources that pertain to human nutrition and food science.  Staff member will also work with numerous information technology resources and platforms including research and bibliographic databases, content management systems and more to help keep a nutrition-focused web portal up-to-date.  This position will require utilizing a Drupal content management system to update numerous web pages, and will support outreach for food safety program to target audiences locally and nationally through social media, traditional media, partnership development, conference participation, educational, Internet, and other relevant information systems.


  • Bachelor Degree in food safety/food science. Database management experience preferred.
  • An understanding and experience with the research process and information flow in the food safety research community including knowledge of data collection and evaluation.
  • Experience supporting the development of analytical reports and other written documents presenting facts, issues, and recommendations.
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage projects, operations and resources.
  • Ability to organize thoughts and to express them clearly and concisely in both written and oral communication.

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions, National Libraries and prominent government agencies

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University Library Access Services Manager – Sonoma State University – CA

Job Title: University Library Access Services Manager (Administrator I)
Job ID: 104214
Location: Sonoma State University
Full/Part time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Department Name
University Library

Department Info
The Library faculty, staff, and managerial leaders are known for their excellent service and scholarship, innovative learning and research spaces, and partnerships with disciplinary faculty and other campus departments. The Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center, which opened in 2000, is a three-story, 219,000 square foot building that features extensive study areas, classrooms, study rooms, support services such as the Writing Center and the Faculty Center, and a three-story, robotically-powered Automated Retrieval System.

The Library’s strategic plan underscores the Library’s strong commitment to diversity and organizational development. More information about the Library can be found at

Salary and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $75,000 to $80,000 annually. Starting salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience,

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the View Benefits Summary link below or by request from SSU Human Resources.

Application Deadline
First review of applications will be at 8 am on Friday, October 7, 2016. Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered. The position is open until filled.

Conditions of Employment
This position is a member of the Management Personnel Plan and serves at the pleasure of the President.

Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Access Services Manager provides management and guidance for circulation, reserves, and resource fulfillment (interlibrary loan) services, and supervises regular and student personnel. In addition, the Access Services Manager will manage facility issues such as work orders, housekeeping, supplies, building access, signage, cash management, events, emergency response, room scheduling, key management, and gallery exhibits. The Access Services Manager works closely and consultatively with library and campus faculty, students, and staff to ensure optimal services and well-managed, collegial relationships with key stakeholders. In consultation with the Dean and working collaboratively with Library faculty, staff, and other administrators, the Access Services Manager participates in policy and program development while providing leadership for Access Services staff development. The Access Services Manager also participates collaboratively in the development of innovative approaches to the delivery of excellent public services in an organization committed to the highest quality of virtual and physical service.

The Access Services Manager will perform the following major duties:

  • Provide management and direct supervision for Access Services, which includes employees and student workers in circulation, including student worker scheduling; course reserves; and resource fulfillment services. Organizes and monitors the workload and staffing of the unit to provide services responsive to user needs. Convenes regular meetings of the Access Services group. Facilitates access to appropriate development opportunities for unit staff.
  • Serve as the first contact for work orders related to the facility. Monitor work orders and housekeeping, establish relations with campus engineers and housekeeping specialists, and develop policies and procedures related to building usage.
  • Participates in the fiscal management of expenditures related to Access Services. Forecasts needs, reviews expenditures on a regular basis, and assesses previous expenditure patterns. Provides guidance for access-related cash management activities.
  • Participate in assessment for circulation, resource fulfillment, reserves, and building usage.
  • In collaboration with representatives from library collections, special collections, and information technology, regularly reviews and updates the Library’s disaster preparedness and response policies and procedures, and conducts and evaluates emergency drills on a regular basis.
  • Provides management and direction for the Access Services student worker program, including recruitment, training, supervision, evaluation, learning objectives, and program design.
  • Serves as the point of contact for compliments and complaints related to access services, tours of the library, and community borrower inquiries.
  • Collects and analyzes a variety of access services data, and uses this data to guide decision-making.
  • Serves on the Library’s Program and Marketing Committee and Space Committee, and other library committees as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with library faculty, work leads, supervisors, and other library employees, develops user-centered public services standards and best practices. Participates in ongoing user needs assessment activities.
  • Represents SSU to regional and statewide access services committees and membership groups.
  • In partnership with the Collections Librarian, coordinates the activities of Access Services to maximize the accessibility of the collections for use by the Libraries’ clientele, while maintaining concern for proper care and preservation of library material.
  • In collaboration with the Collection Development Librarian, responds to issues surrounding access and use of electronic resources.
  • Works with the Director of Library Technology, the Library’s project manager for the Unified Library Management System (ULMS), and other personnel on the migration of the 23 CSU libraries to the ULMS in the summer of 2017 and the post-migration activities that will follow. Participates in workforce redesign planning based on new workflows.
  • Represents the Library to campus groups and committees such as the Campus Reengineering Committee and the monthly meeting of administrative managers.

In addition, the Access Services Manager will perform other secondary duties as assigned.

The majority of duties are performed in a dynamic, fast-paced office environment in the University Library on Sonoma State University campus. This position requires the ability to speak and hear, sit and/or stand for extended periods of time, and use and enter data into a computer for up to six hours per day. Some duties might be performed off campus in various locations, and might involve air and automobile travel and overnight stays. As an exempt employee, the incumbent has some flexibility in work schedule, however, must be available during the regular campus hours, Monday through Friday, to meet the operational needs of the campus and department. Some evening and weekend hours might be required to meet department operational needs. Some regional, statewide, and national travel may be required. Employee’s specific start time is determined by Appropriate Administrator. Employee must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by Appropriate Administrator.

This position requires a minimum of two years’ professional experience in access services or equivalent experience, including supervision of regular as well as student employees. Demonstrated knowledge or experience of access services functions (circulation, reserves and interlibrary borrowing/materials delivery) and the integrated library systems that support them is required. Experience working in a college or university library is preferred. A degree or units toward a Master’s Degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association is preferred. Any equivalent combination thereof of education and professional experience to perform the duties of the position as described above will be considered.

Must have demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace. Supervisory experience that demonstrates strategic thinking, managing, motivating, and leading teams of library staff is required. Must have strong user centered public service philosophy, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred qualifications include demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative, team oriented environment; excellent knowledge of current issues and opportunities in enhancing access to library collections and services; experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities.

Qualification Note
Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Application Process

Click the “Apply Now” to apply to this position. Job ID: 104214 Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Qualified candidates must submit Online Employment Application. Cover letter and resume are required.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

Other Information
The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position may be considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Conflict of Interest
This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

About Sonoma State
Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 9,500 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculties. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.

Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.

Sonoma State University’s Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at;

Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at

Contact Information
Sonoma State University
Human Resources
Main (707) 664-3100
Fax (707) 664-3196
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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Librarian Supervisor, Cataloging and Metadata – Arlington County Government – Arlington, VA

POSITION: Librarian Supervisor, Cataloging and Metadata

LOCATION: Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA

SALARY:  $65,187.20 – $112,236.80

DESCRIPTION: Come enjoy the rewards of working in Arlington County’s fast-paced, participatory, and innovative government. Arlington is a forward-thinking community celebrated for its diversity, inclusiveness, concern for the environment, and urban village approach to creating exciting, mixed-use neighborhoods. Join an innovative team that continuously strives to anticipate and meet community needs, maintain rich library collections, and improve upon a 98% customer satisfaction rating. Metadata Services is part of a Materials Management Division that centrally acquires, catalogs, classifies, and processes all materials for a system that includes a Central Library and seven branches, and maintains the integrity of a database of 300,000+ catalog records.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supervising and managing the library’s automated cataloging, authority control, receiving, and processing workflows.
  • Insuring that print, non-print, and electronic resources are accessible to borrowers in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible.
  • Assuring quality control for all library materials and bibliographic records, and provide, monitor, and manage proper cataloging standards and procedures for all materials.
  • Managing daily operations and coordinating workflow in coordination with the division management team.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging trends, innovations and best practices affecting library systems and catalogs, and of methods of electronic resources management and metadata standards.
  • Managing cataloging tools used, such as the OCLC Cataloging System, and implementing changes and enhancements.
  • Performing adaptive or original cataloging in all formats using MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, and LC as needed, and performing batch-loading of large vendor sets.
  • Coordinating database policies and procedures for library system, and performing database maintenance practices, including using global updates to clean up data.
  • Incorporating new ways of leveraging technology for collecting, organizing, and providing access to library materials.
  • Maintaining an accurate and relevant bibliographic database that meets professionally accepted standards.
  • Participating on the Materials Management Division team, including engaging in planning, implementation, and management of the library’s strategic plan, and helping track, record, and disseminate department and collection statistics.
  • Developing, articulating, and performing projects reflecting the department’s goals.

The ideal candidate will be able to inspire a broad and shared vision for innovative library services, demonstrate the ability to work quickly and accurately in a service and production-oriented environment, and thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing workplace. This employee will also provide supervision to a staff of seven.


Minimum Qualifications: Master’s of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited college or university PLUS extensive experience in a Library setting providing programming or technical services that included the following:

  • Knowledge of automated library cataloging, authority control, and acquisitions processes, such as Dewey Decimal Classification, AACR2, MARC21, LCSH, OCLC and LC subject headings, RDA, and LCNAF;
  • Experience managing vendor cataloging services, including those pertaining to shelf-ready product delivery;
  • Experience in designing or updating workflows to incorporate new technologies or shifts in cataloging priorities; and/or
  • One year of experience serving as a team lead or supervisor preferred.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  1. Knowledge of integrated library systems and statistical analysis;
  2. Understanding of typical collection development, acquisitions, and processing practices of a large library;
  3. Managing vendor outsourcing program in library technical services;
  4. Experience with technical services modules of Innovative Interface’s Sierra or other automated systems; and/or
  5. Experience developing and interpreting performance outcome measures.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess or be eligible for a Virginia Librarian’s Certificate.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give “see resume” as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application and have completed the Supplemental Questionnaire in its entirety.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Work Hours:  Typically MondayFriday, 9:00 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. (Scheduling is flexible within limits.)

Work Location: Central Library 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201`- Metro Accessible

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Reference Librarian – Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.

Job Overview


About the Agency

The Reference Librarian is a knowledge navigator responsible for providing reference, research, consultation, and liaison services; instructions and training; and security for Prints and Photographs Division collections. P&P holds more than 14 million items in a variety of visual formats in hundreds of individual collections stored in local and remote sites. The collections are among the Library’s most varied in medium, format, physical condition, and intellectual property rights requirements, with attendant concerns for security, preservation, and safe handling. The collections are accessed by means of complex, diverse, and often multi-layered intellectual controls and surrogates in written, filmed, and digital forms. As one of the largest pictorial archives in the world, P&P plays a critical role in establishing a positive image of the Library and furthering the Library’s goal of providing a high level of responsive, effective, and professional public access and outreach services to the full range of Library users worldwide, including members of Congress and their staff, other agencies, scholars, researchers, and mass media.

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

The position description number for this position is 247166.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a modified flexitime work schedule to accommodate reading room hours, which are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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


Provides reference services where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, or from written requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity. Communicates with a wide variety of patrons with questions regarding access, handling, and use of P&P materials, maintaining a high degree of tact and courtesy. Interviews researchers, analyzes their questions and requirements, and recommends material appropriate to their needs. Orients readers to the reading room and its services. Guides researchers in employing search strategies that tap the full range of the Division’s online and manual reference tools and resources to meet the researcher’s need. Provides information on the collections, finding tools, and relevant reference sources. Appropriately directs researchers to collections and specialists elsewhere in the Library of Congress.

Facilitates services to researchers, including registration procedures, filling out call slips, and completing duplication requests. Cooperatively shares responsibility for retrieving materials requested by researchers and advising researchers on appropriate safe handling practices.

Drawing on basic knowledge of digital technology and duplication procedures, copyright law and other laws pertaining to the use of pictures, aids patrons in completing requests for duplication.

Interprets written requests of limited complexity and responds in a manner conforming to Division policies. Clarifies written requests as needed and provides clear, accurate, concise, and grammatically correct written responses.

Assignments are non-repetitive, require research among several collections to locate relevant materials, and involve some evaluation for authenticity, completeness, and significance.

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Through research in the history of the visual media, as well as constant examination of new literature and development of professional contacts, maintains awareness and knowledge of visual media, developments in the field of visual librarianship, and availability of reference and resource materials. As assigned, performs research involving the use of visual materials and reference sources in order to produce printed and online reference aids. As requested, carries out research and provides documentation for creating catalog records and finding aids.

Develops and maintains personal contacts and cooperative work relationships to provide or exchange information. Participates in outreach efforts including provision of basic information services through the use of new technologies. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars or meetings relating to visual librarianship and the development and use of visual materials. Participates in outreach efforts, such as responding to comments and queries in electronic forums where Library collections are presented. Participates in discussions of programs and policies related to reference and research services in the Division, making suggestions to promote effective means for connecting a broad audience with the collections. As assigned, assists in providing tours and other oral presentations for staff, research groups, and other visitors to the Division.

Shares responsibility for the security and safe handling of the materials used in the reading room, which are all considered rare and are often unique. Supervises and observes researchers as they handle material, ensuring items are not damaged, misfiled, or lost through use. Tactfully and courteously speaks to readers concerning departures from special rules and practices for handling pictorial materials. Examines material prior to service or copying to ensure appropriate handling. Recognizes and proposes solutions to problems or inconsistencies in identification or labeling of collection items to ensure the proper application of established processes and methods.

Job Requirements

Key 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 principles, concepts, tools and techniques of library science.
  • Ability to provide reference and research services.**
  • Knowledge of visual materials in library or archival collections.**
  • Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Link to full posting and application

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Mark your calendars: the LIS Open House is coming up soon!

Are you or is someone you know considering graduate school? Come to our Open House on Wednesday, October 5 to learn about what a Master’s in Library and Information Science can do for you.

Date: Wednesday, October 5

Time: 6-7:30pm

Location: Columbus School of Law, room 204 | Directions available here




















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Send questions or accommodation requests to or call us at (202) 319-5085.

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Digital Publishing Lead – GMU Libraries, Mason Publishing Group – Fairfax, VA

George Mason University Libraries, Mason Publishing Group is seeking an experienced professional responsible for the management of digital publishing platforms and tools.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Using platforms to publish digital content, including e-journal and e-book hosting platforms such as OJS, PressBooks, and others, by providing project management and user support;
  • Managing the daily operations of the university’s institutional repository—Mason Archival Repository Service (MARS) (DSpace);
  • Working closely with our metadata services group to insure consistent metadata across all digital platforms;
  • Providing support and training for the Library’s new Research Commons, which includes a Digital Scholarship Center;
  • Providing support for digital publishing projects and platforms, such as Omeka;
  • Consulting with students, faculty and researchers who want to publish e-content; and
  • Maintaining and enhance Mason Publishing’s web presence.

    For more details see the full job posting:

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Library Assistant, Learning Resources Services – Alexandria Campus Library, NVCC – Alexandria, VA


Library Assistant, Learning Resource Services (Position 280W1940)   Part-time, temporary position, 20 hours per week for the Fall semester.  Salary $15/hour.  No benefits.

  • Provide individualized instruction and assistance to students, faculty, staff and community patrons at the Reference Desk in a busy customer service-oriented library, serving a diverse population.
  • Instruct in the use of print and online resources.
  • Assist with general registration, Microsoft Office, printing and computer questions.


  • Graduation from college with training in library practices and procedures.
  • Ability to assist library patrons.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Knowledge of catalog and print and online reference tools and processes.
  • Experience in library information, reference or circulation desks.
  • Experience in a networked computing environment with Internet searching and capabilities.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.

Please apply with CV and Cover Letter to Matt Todd, Associate Dean.

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