SLA/CUA Welcomes INALJ Founder, Naomi House January 17, 2015

The CUA chapter of the Special Libraries Association is pleased to announce that INALJ founder Naomi House will be speaking at Catholic University at 9:30am on Saturday, January 17.

Naomi will speak about tailoring your resume for the library job search and will be available to review student resumes and cover letters as part of a resume review event organized by CUA SLA.

This event will run from 9:00-1:30 on Saturday, January 17. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Attendees will be able to select 45-minute time slots to meet in small groups with hiring managers, who will provide resume critiques and discuss hiring procedures at their respective institutions. Hiring managers from academic, public, federal, and art libraries will be present to review resumes.

Look for another email with greater detail about our reviewers, and a sign-up form, next week. Registration will be limited to CUA students through January 1st, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

SLA/CUA Student Group



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Nursing Librarian – Howard University – Washington, DC

The Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library at Howard University seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service oriented Nursing Librarian. Continue reading

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Temporary Archivist – Chemonics – Washington, DC

Chemonics seeks an archivist to support our Southern Africa Regional Business Unit, which includes a portfolio of five projects with activities in seven countries spanning a wide range of technical sectors. Continue reading

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Digital Librarian – Fox News -Washington, DC


– Properly select and annotate a large volume of media into digital asset management system to facilitate retrieval and use in production. Continue reading

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Emerging Technologies Librarian- George Washington University Law Library – Washington, DC

The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, located in Washington, DC, seeks a qualified librarian for its emerging technologies librarian position to begin as early as March 2, 2015. Continue reading

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2nd Librarian – Williamsburg Middle School – Arlington, VA

Williamsburg Middle School will be interviewing in the coming weeks for a 2nd librarian to begin work in mid-January.  Interested candidates should apply through our Human Resources portal, “Winocular” asap:

APS will have additional positions available in the coming months.  Please feel free to contact the Library Supervisor, with any further questions.

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November 2014 Alumni News

Cristina D Ramirez (MSLS, 2005) was accepted into the Initiatives of Change Community Trustbuilding Fellowship Class of 2015. She is one of 25 accepted into this program. She is also a new member of the CUA LIS Advisory Board.

James King (MSLS 2002) published an article, “Geek Squad for Libraries: Custom Information Solutions through the NIH Library Informationist Program,” in Public Services Quarterly 10, 4 (2014): 350-354. See:

Kathy Kelly (MSLS 1994) is now working as a Records Management Specialist for the DC Government.

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Call for Participation: CUA LIS Current Student Survey

Dear CUA LIS Students,

I would like to invite you to participate in the CUA LIS Current Student Survey. All MSLIS students are asked to participate. Please share your experiences and perceptions of our program by completing the Web-based survey:

This survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The deadline is Friday, December 19.

This survey asks for your feedback on all aspects of the program, including: curriculum, course schedules, advising, student services, and on- and off-campus resources. Your anonymous responses will inform improvements to the LIS program and help us better serve your needs.

If you have any technical difficulty while completing this survey, please contact Larry Roeder ( If you prefer to complete this survey in a paper format, please contact Larry, and he can mail you an alternate paper form or provide you with an emailed PDF document which you may print and return. If you have any questions about this survey, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Your participation is critical to the ongoing development and success of our program. Thank you on behalf of the CUA Library and Information Science Department and your fellow students.


Bill Kules, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Library and Information Science

School of Arts and Sciences

The Catholic University of America

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Metadata and Cataloging Librarian – George Mason University – Fairfax, VA

The George Mason University Libraries seeks a Metadata & Cataloging Librarian.  Under the direction of the Head of Resource Description & Metadata Services, this position implements and supports metadata strategies associated with
digital initiatives and projects. Continue reading

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Elizabeth Lieutenant to Represent CUA LIS in 2015 ALA Student to Staff Program


Elizabeth Lieutenant, CUA LIS graduate student, has been selected for the 2015 ALA Student to Staff Program. Her participation in the program consists of attending the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Ms. Lieutenant, and 39 other ALA student chapter members, will work 16 hours during the conference (4 hours a day), and receive free conference registration, housing and per diem for meal expenses.

Students are encouraged to participate in other conference activities and attend student programs during their free time. A list of the 40 ALA student chapter members that were selected by their school and accepted in to the program can be found here.

To learn more about the ALA Student to Staff program from a first-hand account visit here, and to learn general information about the program and it’s application process visit here.

Congratulations and have fun in San Francisco, Liz!

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