Webinar – Masters of Science in Library and Information Science

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Join the Webinar Today to discover

what a Master’s in Library and Information Science can do for You.

Date: Wednesday, June 20

Time: 4:30pm ET

Link: http://lis.cua.edu/events/infosessions.cfm


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Library Technician-Preservation Research & Testing, Library of Congress

Job closes April 10

This position is located in in the Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

This position reports to the Chief, Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD), Preservation Directorate. The Directorate is responsible for the long-term, uninterrupted access to the Library’s numerous and diverse collections through a variety of preservation programs. The incumbent provides assistance to PRTD programs and projects involving scientific analysis and research related to the preservation of collections; the development and maintenance of scientific reference collections; and the testing of housing and building materials used to exhibit, house, or store collections to ensure they meet current Library specifications.

WHO MAY APPLY: Anyone may apply – By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.



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Technical Information Specialist, Bethesda, MD

CALIBRE Systems, Inc., an employee-owned management consulting and digital transformation company, is looking for a Technical Information Specialist to support a Federal client at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

The Technical Information Specialist will provide technical support and user education for user account management systems provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These systems include My NCBI for managing user preferences, formulating, saving and scheduling searches; My Bibliography for managing publication lists and NIH Public Access compliance; and SciENcv for managing NIH and/or NSF Biosketches for grant applicants.

This position is an excellent opportunity to use state-of-the-art computer systems and gain experience using bioinformatics tools developed by a leading computational biology research group.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide e-mail assistance to users of NCBI’s account management systems, including questions related to creating and managing accounts, complying with NIH/NSF grant reporting requirements and adding publications to My Bibliography.
  • Collect and report common problems reported by users and work with design and development groups to devise solutions.
  • Participate in the ongoing design discussions of additional user account services, including new tools for sharing and interacting with NCBI content.
  • Develop educational content, including webinars, tutorials, videos, blog posts and social media content for educating users about these account management systems.


Required Skills

  • Online searching of scientific databases
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Must be able to obtain a NIH Public Trust

Desired skills:

  • Familiarity with UNIX/LINUX operating systems
  • Familiarity with modern web design and social media sites
  • Masters in Library Science/Library and Information Science preferred


CALIBRE and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports transitioning service members, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package. To be considered, please apply via our website at www.calibresys.com. Come join our dynamic team. #CALIBRECareers #SPEARCareers



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Public Health Librarian – University of Washington Libraries

Working in a collaborative, team environment, under the direction of the Assistant Director of Clinical Research & Data Services, the Public Health Librarian is a creative, flexible and analytical individual that can provide support for the School of Public Health and its associated departments.  The person in this position cultivates productive relationships in order to integrate library resources and services into the curriculum, research, and clinical operations of the UW health sciences community. The Public Health Librarian will also develop and promote library services and resources; participate in professional and scholarly organizations and activities; pursue personal professional development; and maintain awareness of evolving trends in library and information science related to health sciences.

To see the full notice of vacancy and to apply, go to apply.interfolio.com/75094

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Technical Information Specialist (Dietitian) – Beltsville, MD

LAC Group is seeking a Registered Dietitian for the position of 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. This is an ongoing full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract position.


  • 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.
  • Utilize drupal content management system to update numerous web pages.


  • Must be a Registered Dietitian (or in progress towards the degree)
  • 1-2 years of experience using information technology platforms (content management systems, research databases, HTML, CSS); programming experience is a plus
  • Bachelor or Masters in Food Science, Nutrition or related field
  • Experience with providing outreach through social media
  • Knowledge of research and reference techniques; ability to assist patrons in utilizing and interpreting resources
  • Knowledge of social media, including writing for the web
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to express complex scientific ideas in clear, easy to understand the language

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/2WibROB

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Metadata Specialist – Washington, DC

LAC Group seeks a Metadata Specialist for an on-site position at a prestigious federal museum in the Washington, DC area. The individual selected will provide analysis and transformation of cultural heritage metadata and use a variety of automated and manual techniques to cleanse, transform, and modify cultural heritage metadata in a collection management system. This is a 40-hour a week, on-site, benefited position.


  • Develop and implement complex data analyses to develop crosswalks and data transformations
  • Review and analyze location data within institutional content management system using data analytical tools to index, assess, and identify mapping of locations
  • Prepare recommendations for data transformation
  • Present findings in easy-to-comprehend written summaries, spreadsheets, and data visualizations
  • Provide additional data services as needed: data cleaning, data transformation and migration of datasets


  • Bachelor’s in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management, Information Science, or Statistics
  • Two years experience performing comparable work involving data cleansing, analysis, transformation, etc.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with data modeling, database design, and data mining, data transformation
  • Experience with one or more collection management system (CMS) used for cultural heritage materials, e.g. Mimsy XG, The Museum System, PastPerfect, CatalogIt, etc.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with statistical analysis methods, tools, and platforms (Excel, SQL, XML, XSLT, SPSS)

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/3d5Zqf1

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BRANCH MANAGER – Arlington, Virginia

Position Information

Arlington County’s Public Library is seeking an innovative and experienced Branch Manager to lead the Shirlington branch library in managing daily operations and customer service delivery. We invite candidates who are strategic thinkers and problem solvers, have strong interpersonal, organizational, leadership and communication skills, and are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive space for culture and connection.

Specific duties include:

  • Contributing to the Library’s strategic plan and evaluation of policies, programs and procedures;
  • Supervising and developing staff;
  • Overseeing the Branch collections and collaborating with the Material Management Division to ensure the collection is current, relevant and reflects community needs;
  • Developing and maintaining community contacts;
  • Creating and implementing programs and services that meet the needs of the community;
  • Managing resources effectively and efficiently; and
  • Participating in a variety of teams/workgroups/committees that further the library mission.

The ideal candidate is knowledgeable of current public library trends, technologically savvy, able to initiate and manage change, and committed to providing excellent customer and informational service to a diverse spectrum of customers of all ages and backgrounds.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Masters’ Degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university plus three years of professional experience providing direct public service in a library which includes at least one year of experience managing a facility or leading a team.

Desirables: Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Managing a public library facility or service for a diverse community;
  • Direct supervision and evaluation of staff performance;
  • Working with staff and patrons to develop library services and programs that meet the needs of the community;
  • Working cross departmentally to collaborate on major initiatives, projects or services; and/or
  • Evolving or re-imagining public library services and/or facilities.

Special Requirements

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

Additional Information

Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours per week, may include some evening and weekend work. Actual work schedule is determined by the needs of the work location and assignment may change over time. The current vacancy is at the Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave.

The official title of this position is Librarian Supervisor.

Apply here


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Position Information

Arlington County’s Central Library is seeking a librarian with a passion for programming and exemplary customer service to help shape the future of the Library’s public programming and partnerships.

Specific duties include:

  • Working with a system-wide team to plan, create and deliver programming for the new library bookmobile in coordination with programming staff county-wide;
  • Working with internal and county partners to create new initiatives and partnerships;
  • Building partnerships with area organizations and businesses;
  • Managing the library’s volunteer program and coordinating with branch volunteer coordinators; and
  • Collecting, collating, and organizing statistics for presentations and reports.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be creative, community-focused, energetic, and possess strong collaboration, leadership;
  • Have communication skills and knowledge about current and emerging trends in programming and creating partnerships in public libraries;
  • Be a self-starter who can work in a fast-paced and changing work environment; and
  • Embrace the Library’s vision of creating a thoughtful, inclusive, and dynamic community where people and ideas connect.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Science and up to three years of experience serving in a Librarian role that included developing, implementing, coordinating and promoting library programs and services.

Applicants may be hired up to the senior level which requires 3 years, or may be hired at lower levels with 1 year required at entry level and 2 years required at the journey level.

Desirable: Preference will be given to applicants with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Delivering innovative programming to a diverse community;
  • Coordinating the work of staff members and volunteers; and/or
  • Providing customer service, especially with community outreach experience.

Special Requirements

Possession of, or ability to obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator’s license from the applicant’s place of residence and the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant’s official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant’s driving record.

Additional Information

Location and work hours: Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street. Full-time, 40 hours per week to include some evening and weekend work. Actual work schedule is determined by the needs of the work location.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached to further present your qualifications, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.

Apply here


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Data Librarian – McLean, VA

CENTRA Technology Inc. has open positions for Data Librarians to support a dynamic big-data focused office. Successful candidates will work in an integrated government-contractor team fusing intelligence data from multiple intelligence disciplines.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Experience managing collections of Esri file geodatabases, raster catalogs, and Oracle databases.
  • Experience cataloging data according to ISO 19139 metadata standards and with Esri metadata creation and search tools.
  • Experience using ArcGIS.
  • Familiarity with open source geospatial tools.
  • Conceptual, quantitative, organizational, research, writing, verbal communication, and graphical representation skills
  • Sound judgment and creative problem solving and independent working skills
  • Sound interpersonal and teamwork skills to work with individuals and organizations, to include varying levels and types (Government, industry, and academia)
  • Facilitation skills to bring diverse groups together on issues and reach consensus across stakeholders
  • The ability to perform complex analyses and to communicate its results using accurate, concise, and effective writing and through descriptive and graphical representations
  • Technical understanding of the systems supporting aspects of the functional areas
  • Knowledge of standard software tools including Microsoft Office and various IC workstations, as appropriate; and a demonstrated ability to learn to use and support other tools that may be added or developed as the program evolves
  • Flexibility in assisting with ad hoc tasks and in adjusting as tasks are re-prioritized

Apply here

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Research Librarian (Domestic Social Policy) – LOC, Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division is accepting applications under its 2020 Graduate Recruit Program for a Research Librarian. This position will be filled at the GS-09 level (see “Duties” below).


Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.


CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

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


The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Research & Library Services Section of its Domestic Social Policy Division. The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including income security, veterans benefits, health care, education, labor, housing, child welfare and nutrition assistance.

This Research Librarian position selected under this announcement is expected to provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on issues related to education and labor policy.

Candidates earning a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply.

The research librarian position carries promotion potential to the GS-13 level.


Graduate students and Library of Congress employees who meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Current enrollment in or anticipated graduation from an appropriate, accredited advanced degree program. (Library employees who already possess a graduate degree and maintain Library employment status without a break in service may be considered for appointment under the CRS Graduate Recruit Program).

For details on requirements and application please follow the ink below:

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Part-time Archivist – The American Association of University Women, Washington, DC

Summary Description: The Part-time Archivist will appraise, edit, and maintain permanent records and historically valuable documents. Archivist will also prepare items and documents for proper filing and storage and ensure preservation for future retrieval. S/he will also research activities based on historical events that have influenced the empowerment of women. This is a part-time position.

Essential Duties:

  • Develops and implements procedures for the acquisition, processing, digitization, and preservation of archival materials. Responsible for developing and maintaining Library & Archives inventory databases
  • Advises and assists researchers in the use of archival materials in research activities; interprets requirements and consults on archival information.
  • Interacts with donors of archival collections both internal and external to the organization.
  • Appraises potential collection additions and makes recommendations for acquisition of new collections and de-accessioning of existing collections.
  • Participates in development and implementation of policies and standards for the archives for the furthering of the mission of AAUW.
  • Coordinate facility tours for new hires, members, donors and public.
  • Promotes collections through online exhibits, publications, presentations, instructional sessions, and other outreach activities.
  • Maintains and updates archival database.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in History, Art History, Library Science or Records Management preferred;
  • 3 years’ minimum previous HR and/or payroll administration experience;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Meticulous organizational skills;
  • Ability to critically evaluate written documents;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment;
  • Proficient with databases intermediate Excel, Word and Power Point skills;
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple tasks and priorities and maintain work flow;
  • Ability to follow through on assigned tasks;
  • Ability to input data with reasonable speed and accuracy;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills;
  • Clear understanding and commitment to AAUW mission, goals, and objectives.

Compensation and Location:

The salary range for this part-time position is $30.00 to $38.00 per hour contingent on relevant experience. The position is based in Washington, DC.

Apply: Submit a résumé with cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications by email, indicating position title (Archivist) to hrjobs@aauw.org.

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