Electronic Product Delivery Specialist – Office of Publications and Databases, American Psychological Association – Washington, DC

Electronic Product Delivery Specialist

Office of Publications and Databases


  • Monitor PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycCRITIQUES, PsycTESTS,and PsycEXTRA electronic databases on third party vendor platforms, such as EBSCO, OVID, and ProQuest, on a regular basis.
  • Search all vendor platform systems on a weekly/monthly basis for the proper uploading of data to verify the timeliness of each upload, including weekly correction and deletion files.
  • Create specific searches to isolate potential data problems and report both data anomalies and platform implementation or record display problems. When data errors are found, work with the Quality Assurance Specialist on the correction process.
  • Create a system for analyzing data timeliness, reporting errors in released data, and enhancing vendor platform usage and searchability.
  • Write technical specifications for new product releases and annual reloads. Assist in testing and evaluating (alpha testing and/or beta testing) new products, reload data, and system enhancements for functionality prior to release to the marketplace. Ensure that the vendor display of database records meet technical specifications and fits with the display of similar records in other databases on the same platform.
  • Review routinely all fact sheets, information sources, and technical documentation on all vendor platforms for accuracy and currency. Ensure that the most up-to- date information regarding APA electronic research products including content and coverage, fields and tags, and indexes is appropriate and correct. Certify all documentation on vendor platforms for release.
  • Serve as a resource for staff in other departments who write documentation, search or references guides, and other promotional materials. Contributes written content for database search aids as required.
  • Search other database systems in other disciplines for new fields, design options, and other potential database enhancements. Participate in the evaluation of new information technologies, systems, and programming tools that could benefit APA’s current database products.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Psychology or Library Science)
  • Master’s degree preferred (Psychology or Library Science)
  • 3 years of experience in searching vendor platform systems and using Boolean logic
  • Knowledge of vendor systems such as OVID, EBSCO, ProQuest
  • Experience using HTML/XML, and the ability to use FTP tools
  • Excellent written communication skills that can be demonstrated
  • High level of organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to use SQL to query archival databases, and basic knowledge of relational database design and structure
  • Proficient using MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), and strong skills using Internet Explorer
  • Ability to critique and evaluate electronic information on retrieval systems quickly and efficiently
  • Strong attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
  • Strong analytic, problem-solving, and reasoning skills
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and self-manage work
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to deal successfully with daily pressure/stress and short deadlines


The American Psychological Association, located at 750 First St NE, Washington D.C., was named a 2014 recipient of the Washington Post Top Workplace. It is metro accessible from the Red Line.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates must apply online through APA’s applicant system and attach a cover letter and resume specifying your salary requirements. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration.

The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

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Library Assistant II – Law Library, Washington and Lee School of Law – Lexington, VA

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: 2007730
Position Title: Library Assistant, II
Department: Law Library
Status: Full-time, 12 Month, With Benefits
Work Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Minimum Pay: $18.01
Career Stage: Individual Contributor Non-Exempt Level 2, IC (NE2)
Position Type: Staff
Department Information:
Contact(s): Human Resources
204 W. Washington Street
Lexington, Va 24450
Contact Phone Number: (540) 458-8920
Position Summary: This position is responsible for the cataloging, classifying, and organizing of all materials in the library collection regardless of format. Ensures accuracy and compliance with national and local standards for bibliographic control.

In addition, this position assists in the library and supports other library functions by performing technically advanced library tasks and assignments independently. Individual may participate in team-based decision making that addresses library policies and procedures at an operational level and may provide guidance and or lead part-time staff or student employees.

Essential and Related Functions:
  • Performs advanced cataloging, including original cataloging and classification of networked resources, with authorization to create and original record in a national bibliographic utility. Determines subject headings, classification, and access points applying MARC formats and national current standards.
  • Assists with scanning, keyword, subject discipline coding, and authority work.
  • Maintains records and reports statistics related to assigned work flows and/or transactions.
  • Performs continuous review of catalog and its authority databases in search of errors and corrects them. Variety of projects are taken care of as they arise, such as the reorganization and tracking of physical and virtual materials.
  • Corrects records for items added or withdrawn from the library.
  • Binding of unbound materials and some light book repairs.
  • Processes materials for the archives.
  • Maintains library cleanliness. Files loose-leaf publications, shelves books, monitors and breaks down library stacks, processes/checks inventory in the stacks, and performs carrel cleanup.
  • Performs curatorial duties associated with maintaining and assuring access to a specific or specialized library/archival collection applying formal study or experience as appropriate to the collection’s scope and characteristics.
  • Assists in the circulation, security, and processing of library materials and resources.
  • Performs document delivery – retrieves books from the law and undergraduate libraries, interlibrary loan, journal cite checking, document delivery for faculty, copy edit, and copyright due diligence.
  • Provides assistance to patrons by locating and delivering information and answering ready-reference queries. May provide specialized reference service in an area of expertise; creates patron records as needed, retrieves items from the Reserve Room.
  • Coordinates library circulation system patron files at a single location that may require integration of services with other locations. May serve as a liaison to the University’s computer center.
  • Designs and creates library guides and instructional materials to assist and instruct patrons in the use of library supported electronic databases. This includes guides on the Internet.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required with 2+ years experience working in a library setting or a combination of education and experience providing a similar skillset. Proficient computer skills including the ability to email, scan and work in MS Office Word and Excel programs. An aptitude for details, a good public service attitude, and an ability to work independently are required.

Required Competencies:

  • Plan and Coordinate – Realistically estimates the time required to accomplish tasks and keeps others informed of potential problems/delays. Takes appropriate steps to ensure that the University resources (e.g., workspace, equipment, tools, etc.) are in good working order. Makes an effort to ask questions to identify issues and solve work problems.
  • Technical Skills – Demonstrates a higher level of knowledge and understanding of a technical or specialty area and is able to apply it in daily work. Able to identify problems as they occur and takes appropriate steps to promptly solve or communicate them to supervisors. Consistently and carefully checks details of tasks and assignments to ensure quality and accuracy before routine reviews by supervisors.
  • Results Focused – Displays a level of comfort in exploring different work approaches, rather than the routine. Responds to requests in a timely fashion and keeps track of own progress towards goals and deadlines. Takes initiative to independently find solutions or improve approach when issues/problems are repeatedly encountered.
  • Communication and Relations – Able to clearly and concisely explain University policies and procedures to others. Able to write correspondences and summarize ideas or facts with few or no errors (within role requirements). Skilled at diffusing difficult situations independently and recognizes when issues/requests require special attention (e.g., confidentiality, supervisor review, etc.). Consistently acts on requests and suggestions in a positive and unbiased way.
  • Teamwork – Willingly shares information, materials and responsibility to contribute to and achieve work objectives. Seeks input of other work group members and encourages their participation and involvement. Makes an effort to help and actively support work group members in their tasks/assignments.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters in Library Science (MLS) or related field; BA in Library Sciences or related field; or Either heavily interested in obtaining your MLS or enrolled in a MLS program. Additionally, knowledge of cataloging and classification practices and tools, familiarity with one or more integrated library systems, and/or experience working in a law school or academic library will be given preference.
Posting Date: 10/14/2016
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants: Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Quick Link http://jobs.wlu.edu/postings/3103

Physical Environment and Physical Requirements

Physical Environment and Physical Requirements

Physical Work Environment: The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).
Physical Requirements:
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this job opportunity?
    • News-Gazette
    • Roanoke Times
    • News-Leader
    • Daily Progress
    • Richmond Times-Dispatch
    • Washington Post
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HERC Website
    • W&L Website
    • Craigslist
    • Other Newspaper (please specify below)
    • Other Website (please specify below)
    • Other Professional Publication (please specify below)
    • Other ( please specify below)
  2. If you answered ‘Other’ above, please specify(Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of three professional references with contact information

Optional Documents

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Spring Collections Internship – Newseum – Washington, DC

Newseum Spring Collections Internship – Washington, DC

Are you looking for an exciting internship that will provide you with the skills necessary to help you obtain full-time museum employment? If so, the Newseum’s Collections Internship is for you!

The Newseum, a revolutionary 250,000-square-foot museum of news, offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.  At the Newseum, we pride ourselves on creating up-to-the minute exhibits and actively collecting modern and historic artifacts. As a Newseum intern you will work at our museum downtown and have the opportunity to work at our state-of-the-art storage center in Laurel, Maryland once a week (with Newseum provided transportation from DC). Internship hours are flexible and can be arranged to fit individual’s schedules – this can include morning work. You will be a member of the small, dynamic Collections team and will be able to make an enormous contribution to the work we do. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain Collections experience and be involved in the day-to-day operations of one of Washington, D.C.’s most popular museums!

Intern responsibilities will include, but are not limited to assisting the Registrar and Collections Specialist with the following tasks:

  • Daily monitoring and recording of environmental conditions (temperature, relative humidity, lighting, etc.) in gallery spaces
  • Processing donations and incoming loans, including cataloging artifacts in database
  • Monitoring and reporting on exhibition conditions as they pertain to exhibited collections
  • Assisting with the cleaning of exhibits and artifacts on display pre-opening
  • Aiding in the installation and de-installation of exhibited artifacts
  • Compiling information for the new Standard Facilities Report particularly regarding the environmental conditions/calculations for each of the galleries
  • Helping with basic artifact conservation
  • If time and interest permits, short-term, independent research projects related to the collection can be designed

For internship:


Candidates should be currently enrolled in or should have recently finished a museum-related graduate or undergraduate program, possess basic computer skills, an interest in collections/registration work, and the ability to lift 30 pounds.


Internships last for a minimum of 12 weeks beginning in January 2017 and may be part or full time. This internship position is primarily for college credit.

Application Deadline
November 2nd, 2016

Application Process

Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to:


Human Resources Department

555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001

E-mail: jobs@newseum.org


Molly Stark | Collections Specialist


555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. | Washington, DC 20001

Tel: 202/292-6342 |

mstark@newseum.org | newseum.org


We champion the five freedoms of the First Amendment.

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Reference Librarian I – Senate Library – Washington DC

Position                                               Reference Librarian I

Department                                       Senate Library

Number of Positions                      1 Full-time

Salary                                                    $64,581 – $100,101

Contact                                                 Applications for the position must be submitted online; see the link below. If you need an accommodation to submit an application for

this position, please contact Human Resources at 202-224-3625 or stop by the Human Resources office at SH231B.

Federal Relay Service                    Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the Federal Relay Service at1 (800) 877-8339 TTY

Requirements                                   Please see the complete vacancy announcement and position description.

Interview and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

Posting Date                                      October 20, 2016

Deadline for Applications            November 3, 2016              Applications will NOT be accepted after 11 :59 p.m.

The online application can be found in the Employment section of the Senate’s public website – http://www.senate.gov/employment.

All applicants should complete a Secretary of the Senate Application for Employment (and, if applicable, an Application for Veterans’ Preference and

supporting documentation specified on that form) and attach a cover letter and current resume to the Human Resources Department at the link listed above.

Qualified candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview.

Do NOT mail. No phone calls please.

Veterans’ Preference                    To be eligible for a veterans’ preference, applicants must meet all of the requirements set forth in the VEOA and applicable regulations. Those eligibility

requirements are summarized in the Application for Veterans’ Preference, which may be obtained by visiting:

http://www.senate.gov/employment/resources/pdf/SOS_VeteransPreference. pdf.

If claiming a veteans’ preference, an applicant must indicate that he/she is preference eligible on the application or resume and must submit a

completed copy of the Application for Veterans’ Preference along with the supporting documentation specified on that form. If the Office of the

Secretary of the Senate does not receive the Application for Veterans’ Preference and supporting documentation by the closing date, the applicant’s claim for a

veterans’ preference may be denied.

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Music and Media Metadata Specialist – James Madison University – Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University is currently advertising for this position.

Apply using JobLink

The review date is November 4, 2016.

Working Title: Music and Media Metadata Specialist

Request/Posting Number: 0407680

Pay Rate: Pay Range

Specify range or amount: $32,619 – $37,675

General Info: James Madison University Libraries & Educational Technologies is seeking a qualified Music and Media Metadata Specialist. As part of the Metadata Strategies Unit, this position ensures information discovery, metadata integrity, and optimal patron access to resources within the Libraries’ content systems.

James Madison University is a public, comprehensive university with an enrollment of over 20,000 students located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley, two hours southwest of Washington, D.C. JMU enjoys an excellent national reputation and a strong focus on undergraduate education.

James Madison University Libraries is part of Libraries & Educational Technologies, which has the mission of engaging with JMU’s diverse communities in their creation and search for knowledge through academic resources, physical and virtual spaces, and educational and research services. We invite candidates from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the university’s multicultural environment. Our goal is for our employees to reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives, and world views that is found within our university community.

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform metadata creation in both MARC21 and non-MARC schema for the Libraries’ music, media, and electronic monograph collections in all formats (print and electronic scores, CDs, DVDs, streaming media, and e-books), including original and complex adaptive metadata creation.
  • Serve as liaison to the Music Library, Media Resources, and Scholarly Resources and Discovery to establish local practices, enhance discovery, and resolve issues relating to access.
  • Facilitate national discovery of JMU scholars and scholarship by creating authority records through participation in the NACO program.
  • Perform quality control of metadata and data analysis.
  • Train wage staff and students in physical processing and database maintenance tasks.


  • Experience performing original and adaptive metadata creation using current standards and practices, including RDA, AACR2, LC-PCC PS, MLA and OLAC best practices, Library of Congress Classification, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and other relevant vocabularies (e.g., LCMPT, LCGFT).
  • Experience using the OCLC Connexion client and an integrated library system.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed work accurately.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to new technologies and software.
  • Effective written and oral communication, organization, and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or graduate degree in music.
  • MLS from ALA-accredited college or university.
  • Experience with authority record creation.
  • Experience with XML and non-MARC metadata standards and schema.
  • Experience with MarcEdit.
  • Reading knowledge of a Western European language other than English.

 Position Status: Full Time

 Reasonable Accommodation Request: If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-6728 or jobs@jmu.edu. You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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Consortium Loan Service/Interlibrary Loan Student Assistant – Mullen Library – Washington, DC (on-campus)

The University Libraries at CUA are looking for a new graduate student to fill our Consortium Loan Service (CLS)/Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Student Assistant position.  Please see the attached job description, and if you are interested please send an email to Angelique Carson at carson@cua.edu.

The Catholic University Libraries: CLS/ILL Graduate Student

Location: Mullen Library

Pay: $10/hr

General Job Description: The CLS/ILL student assistant supports borrowing and lending between CUA and other libraries. Duties include collecting requested books, sending books to other schools, copying articles, and electronically sending articles to other schools. Additional responsibilities will be assigned as work flow fluctuates: student will be welcome to work at circulation in addition to CLS/ILL.  This position may require training and hours at the Information Desk as well.

Special Skills/Experience: Attention to detail. Ability to work independently. Knowledge of CUA libraries. Experience using copiers. Willingness to take on new responsibilities as required.

Please note: This position requires 15-19 hours per week.

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Records Management Internship – National Park Service – Washington, DC

Please note the deadline for applications for this recruitment is October 28, 2016, but interns under this notice would likely not start until after the beginning of the year.

National Park Service Records Management Internship

Fall 2016

Position is located in Technical Preservation Services, one of the Cultural Resources programs of the National Park Service, at 1201 Eye St. NW in Washington, DC.  The office focuses on providing technical assistance for historic building preservation and rehabilitation, with most of the work involving administration of the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Incentives program.  Position is available immediately.

PAY:               $15/hr

HOURS:          Full time preferred but will consider part time; 400 hours total (10 weeks FT)

DUTIES:         Work will involve one or both of the following sets of duties, dependent upon the successful candidate’s skills, abilities and interests:

  • Primary duties: Assists TPS staff with management of project files and resource materials for the Rehabilitation Tax Incentives Program and related technical preservation assistance initiatives.  Duties include organizing and preparing files for disposition to the National Archives and Records Administration, following procedures required under the Federal Records Act and NARA regulations, as part of an expected office move in 2017.  Other duties include organization and maintenance of an office library collection containing books and other materials on technical preservation topics, and preparing library and publications materials for the expected move.
  • Secondary duties: Assists with the implementation of a database of scanned images of historic properties and historic preservation projects and treatments, drawn largely from ongoing or completed rehabilitation projects reviewed by the Tax Incentives Program.  Duties include scanning images and entering thorough descriptions and metadata for each image file, contacting image owners for permission to publish when necessary, and ensuring that the information attached to each image meets all Federal requirements for future web or print publications.

In addition, position will assist, as needed, with the administration of the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Incentives Program.  To see the range of TPS activities and publications go to our website athttp://www.nps.gov/tps/; information on the Tax Incentives program is under that tab at the top of the page.  Opportunity to gain practical experience in library and archives management of materials relating to cultural resources, specifically historic building rehabilitation.

SKILLS/BACKGROUND NEEDED:  Strong organizational skills and an ability to work independently with minimal supervision required.  For library and archives management duties, a background in library science and/or archives management is preferred, but a background in historic preservation or an allied field with a strong interest in library and archives management will be considered.  For database duties, experience with database management and/or with image management software such as Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Fireworks is desirable.


Guy Lapsley, Technical Preservation Services

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Webinar Information Session About our MSLIS for School Media Specialists

Interested in learning more about theSchool Library Media Master’s program offered
at CUA’s Department of Library & Information Science?

Join us for our online Information session this Wednesday, October 26, at 12:30pm.

All you need is an Internet connection to join the webinar via your laptop, PC or smartphone.

RSVP now

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(FILLED) Part-time CUA Law Library Circulation Desk – DuFour Law Library – Washington, DC (on-campus)

As of 10/18/16: This position has been filled.
Need extra cash?  Work at the Law Library Circulation Desk!  
Available shifts:
Mon.  7:15am-10am*
Tues. 7:15am-10am*
Wed. 7:15am-10am*
*End time is flexible.
Rate:  $8.50 per hour
Studying permitted
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Dr. Sohair Wastawy (SLIS, 1983) appointed Executive Director of Qatar National Library

The Qatar National Library announced this week that SLIS Alumna Sohair Wastawy has been appointed executive director of the the Qatar National Library.

Dr. Wastawy graduated from the School of Library and Information Science in 1983, and went on to earn a Doctor of Arts in Library and Information Management from Simmons College. She has served as a librarian in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the U.S.

Read article from Qatar Foundation

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