Webinar – Masters of Science in Library and Information Science

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Date: Wednesday, June 20

Time: 4:30pm ET

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

 

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Library Technician – Washington, DC

LAC Group is hiring Library Technicians to work on a project with a major federal library in the Washington DC area. The ideal candidates will have least one year of experience in library technical services, including searching for library materials in an integrated library system (ILS), searching for and obtaining electronic journal articles, and processing interlibrary loan requests.  This role requires strong attention to detail, an ability to work with minimal direct supervision, and is an excellent opportunity for individuals pursuing or interested in pursuing their MLIS. This is a full-time long term (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract position. This position must be performed on-site and will start on April 5, 2019.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports all aspects of interlibrary loan and delivery fulfillment services for a major library
  • Respond to requests for physical and electronic copies of library materials
  • Perform searches for materials in an integrated library system and correctly interpret bibliographic data
  • Identify and retrieve library materials including electronic journals
  • Correctly utilize and interpret bibliographic citations
  • Scan documents for electronic delivery

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least one year of experience in library technical services providing all or most of the responsibilities described above
  • Available to start April 5, 2019

Apply here

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PAID Summer Internship – different positions – Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service is seeking to place students for up to ten weeks in the following paid summer internships. Students of diverse backgrounds, underrepresented groups, or individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Starting salaries will be $11.54/hour to $26.94/hour, dependent upon the grade of the position.

To apply, send an e-mail to Eliamelisa Gonzalez at egonzalez@crs.loc.gov that includes: 1) the position(s) you wish to apply for 2) your resume and 3) official or unofficial transcripts. You can also contact Ms. Gonzalez at (202) 707-6399.
The deadline to apply is
April 5, 2019. U.S. Citizenship is required. Interns may be eligible for the Metro Transit Subsidy Program. For more information about CRS, please go to http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo/.

Available Internship Positions:

Domestic Social Policy – (Research and Library Services Section) Intern will assist with maintenance of two research portal sites by adding content, cleaning up metadata, and developing strategy to assess old files for possible inclusion. Conducting research to find the most recent state plans for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Compile information about state child support guidelines. Intern would also assist with additional ad hoc and short-term projects as they arise. The intern should possess familiarity with SharePoint and with database searching. Candidate should be currently pursuing a Master of Library Science (or Master of Library and Information Science, or similar degrees).

Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division – (Research and Library Services Section) Intern will organize digital files; provide reference and research services; searching for; bills, laws, hearings, treaties, news articles; using LIS and subscription databases. In addition, the intern will prepare finding aids, directories, background reports and related written reference products. Intern should have knowledge of conducting and providing reference, research, information management and organization, and an interest in public policy. Intern should possess the ability to work collaboratively with librarians and policy experts. Masters of Library/Information Science candidates preferred.

Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division – (Defense Budget, Manpower and Management Section) Intern would contribute to updates of CRS Reports, co-author an InFocus or Insight on U.S. defense industry after completing the Division standard design review. During the internship, the intern will learn to perform and practice legislative research. Before the end of the internship, the intern will practice oral presentation by briefing the permanent staff of the Division. The ideal intern would have a background in economics, econometrics, applied econometrics or statistics. Desired skills would be some knowledge of data visualization in programs such as Excel, High Charts, BI, D3, Python or R.

Government and Finance Division – (Government Finance and Taxation Section) The intern’s assignments will focus on state and local public finance and the relationship with the federal government. Depending on the intern’s background and areas of interest, the project could focus on specific areas of such as infrastructure finance or grants for specific policy outcomes; and state and local budgeting and the variation across states particularly if federal aid programs are modified. Intern should have an undergraduate degree in economics, finance or business. Ideal intern is a graduate student currently enrolled in an economics, finance, business administration, public administration, public policy, and math or computer science program. Intern should possess the ability to manipulate spreadsheets, inferential statistics software; have experience in writing literature reviews and accessible description economics primers.

The Congressional Research Service (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 a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century. CRS is well-known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has 24/7 access to the nation’s best thinking.

2019 Student Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program

Knowledge Services Group – (Information Architecture, Analytics and Data Section) The intern will assist in the arrangement and description of the CRS Archives, and the development of aids for locating materials within the Archives. Intern will be assign subject metadata for products added to the CRSX repository. The intern will help maintain CRS taxonomies and their association with CRS content, and metadata for CRS reports and other products. In addition, the intern will analyze and identify terms for search thesaurus to optimize search on the CRS website and assist with the digitization of CRS materials. Knowledge of and experience working in an archives and knowledge of archival arrangement and description is desired. Strong organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, able to work independently, and basic computer skills needed. Student pursuing masters in library science with concentration in archives is preferred; other degrees considered are masters in science archives, museum studies, and information science.

Knowledge Services Group – (Information Architecture, Analytics and Data Section) Intern will assist with development of taxonomies and related documentation; metadata identification and capture; maintaining digital archives; assist with data quality reviews and data cleanup efforts; and create business analytics reports. Intern will update content management applications and documentation as needed. In addition, intern will assist with updating Data Metrics Portal as well as research and recommend additional tools and techniques. Ideal intern will have knowledge of taxonomies or ontologies, metadata principles and uses, and ability to work with data in different formats. Intern should understand website content management and research. Knowledge and experience of data statistical techniques /computations and computer skills in statistics tools such as SQL, Python, and R desired. Student should possess excellent attention to detail and able to work independently. Student pursuing a graduate degree in information science, information management or systems or masters in library science.

Resources, Science and Industry – (Research and Library Services Section) Under the direction of the section head, the intern will assess, inventory, organize the extensive print research collections in the Resources Science and Industry Division. Intern will assist in digital library initiatives. The intern will increase access to these collections by creating finding aids and other access points, and will help design and develop content for intranet knowledge management sites. In addition, intern will assist research librarians with congressional requests requiring basic research and data entry verification. The intern should have experience in cataloging or creating metadata, attention to detail, thoroughness, and demonstrate initiative. Intern experience with SharePoint, Python, or R, is a plus. Undergraduate or graduate student of library science, information technology, archives and records management, history, political science or public policy is preferred.

Office of the Counselor to the Director – (Administrative Section) opportunity ONLY six to eight weeks The intern would conduct legal research and prepare memoranda for use by attorneys in the Counselor’s Office regarding legal issues of interest to the Office. Additionally, the intern would have the opportunity to shadow attorneys in the office when they advise management on labor and employee relations matters, as well as ethics and policies issues. The intern would provide drafts of documents to follow up on these meetings. Ideal intern would have the ability to write and conduct legal research. Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited law school program.

Office of Administrative Operations – Procurement and Administrative Services Section Intern will conduct an analysis of some existing processes. This will include gathering data on the processes and doing an analysis of where the bottlenecks appear to be. Analysis may lead to updating of forms or information within internal website. Intern will participate in some facilities/space analysis and projects. In addition, may conduct an analysis of existing space and future space needs. Intern should possess attention to detail, willingness to learn and strong organizational skills. Student can be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program preferably business, mathematics, or humanities.

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Cataloger, contract position – Washington, DC

LAC Group is seeking experienced Catalogers to provide high-quality PCC level cataloging for project with a major Federal Library in the Washington, DC Metro Area. This is a long-term full time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract position starting in November 2019.

Responsibilities:

  • Create PCC BIBCO-level catalog records of English language material in all subject areas that are compliance with RDA standards
  • Subject cataloging
  • Name authority work
  • Analyze materials to appropriately identify access points
  • Assign subject headings using Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Classify material according to the Library of Congress Classification system
  • Perform authority control of all headings used in access points
  • Create or update name authority records in the LC/NACO Name Authority File
  • Make recommendations regarding the new Library of Congress Subject Headings and/or classification numbers

Qualifications:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • 5+ years of original cataloging experience in an academic or large special library
  • Expert knowledge of RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging monographic materials
  • Must be NACO certified or have extensive experience in P class literature
  • Proven experience with any/all of these LC classifications a plus
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • J
    • P
    • Z
  • Demonstrated history of BIBCO level cataloging
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows
  • Understanding of item based workflow and requirement to create high level bibliographic and/or NACO records in a minimal amount of time
  • Knowledge of NACO procedures
  • Strong computer skills related to downloading, installing and using specialized software from OCLC and LC
  • Familiarity with OCLC’s Connexion, Cataloger’s Desktop and the RDA Toolkit
  • Experience with Voyager ILS preferred
  • Strong computer & analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment
  • Excellent command of English
  • High attention to detail

Apply here

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Manager, Technical Services and Digital Technology – Annapolis, MD

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Manager, Technical Services and Digital Technology, under the general supervision of the Library Director, provides leadership, development, coordination, and direction for the following areas: cataloging, classification, processing material, authority file maintenance, digital technology, library systems and database administration, serials processing, and basic bindery and preservation activities. The incumbent will identify, formulate and assess goals, priorities, policies, and procedures for these areas of responsibility and work closely and collaboratively with library staff to ensure efficient workflow and high-quality user experience. The incumbent will also work in conjunction with Library Director to manage technical services vendor relations and will supervise and train student assistants assigned to work with this position.

The incumbent will be responsible for managing the digital technology work being done at the library. Responsibilities will include: following best practices in digital collection creation and management, managing digitization projects and creating workflows, planning and managing format conversions and migrations; creating innovative and flexible solutions that meet the needs of the St. John’s College community, and seeking grant funding for digital initiatives. The incumbent will work in conjunction with the Associate Library Director and the Library Director on digitization projects.

The Manager, Technical Services and Digital Technology is responsible for systems administration, including management of library technology by coordinating the development, implementation and maintenance of the library’s technology, and keeping the library current and staff informed. This involves: leading in the evaluation, implementation and innovative use of technologies, including the implementation and management of the integrated library system (ILS); serving as a liaison with ITS Office staff in maintaining the library’s ILS and other related systems; suggesting suitable applications to improve library services; providing expertise and developing strategies for systems administration of digital records and commercial electronic resources through the online catalog and other discovery interfaces; collaborating with staff to develop recommendations for policies, procedures, workflows and practices that make effective use of various systems’ capabilities; problem-solving and trouble-shooting for the ILS and other databases.

The incumbent will: perform original and copy cataloging in OCLC and the ILS for all types of library materials in accordance with accepted national standards using AACR2 and MARC codes and tags, LC classification and subject headings, RDA,  metadata, Dublin Core, and other relevant standards; import name and subject authority records into the ILS; evaluate, test, and load commercial bibliographic records into the online catalog; ensure accuracy and quality of bibliographic and item record information for all materials.

The Manager, Technical Services and Digital Technology is also responsible for: managing materials and processes for items sent out to commercial bindery; repair and basic preservation activities; working with Circulation Assistant to ensure that sufficient stock of technical services supplies are available when needed; creating, maintaining, and updating appropriate procedure manuals. The incumbent will serve as the emergency building coordinator.

In all areas of responsibility: works independently yet shows good judgment in keeping the Library Director informed of developments outside the regular routines; keeps abreast of current trends and practices; engages in professional development activities including listservs, meetings, training sessions, and conferences; respects the confidentiality of patron requests and records and follows the current ALA Code of Ethics; prepares and submits various monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, and gathers statistics on technical services activities for various reports and surveys; contributes to library decision-making; is good office citizen (i.e. keeps work and break areas clean, responds to email and requests promptly, has a positive attitude, and respects the feelings and needs of co-workers).

Other duties and responsibilities

The incumbent may be asked to: assist with Circulation Desk duties including some evening and weekend hours; participate in special projects as assigned; manage special projects of a set duration.  The incumbent may also perform additional responsibilities as staffing patterns and needs arise, at the discretion of the Library Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

MLS from an ALA accredited institution; minimal 1-2 years professional experience; demonstrated knowledge of AACR2, MARC21, LC Subject Headings and Classification; knowledge of current trends in cataloging, metadata and information retrieval, RDA, information technology standards and protocols, proxy servers, remote patron authentication, relational databases using MS Access and/or SQL server, and advanced knowledge of MS Office products; experience managing digital collections; knowledge of digital asset management systems and relational databases, digitization best practices and emerging technology trends, and one or more scripting and/or programming languages (e.g. HTML, XHTML, CCS and ADA guidelines); understanding of the variety of metadata standards used in digital collections (e.g. EAD, MODS, METS, Dublin Core); familiarity with digital conversion technologies, digital object standards and workflows; experience creating/maintaining web sites using relevant standards and technologies, such as LibGuides; good judgment and maturity in support of the mission, policies and procedures of the library and the college; ability to work independently and cooperatively with colleagues, handle multiple assignments and changing priorities, and meet deadlines; 1-2 years’ experience working with integrated library systems, preferably SirsiDynix; ability to communicate clearly; ability to lift 40 pounds, and push and control wheeled carts with more than 100 pounds of weight; must be detail oriented.

Desirable qualifications:

Degree in liberal arts or humanities; experience working in an academic library; experience with digital repository systems, such as Omeka; experience with audio software, such as Audacity, and podcasting; experience managing student assistants; reading knowledge of foreign language, especially French or Ancient Greek; experience with repair and preservation of library materials; familiarity with the St. John’s College curriculum.

Compensation: Base Rate–$52,168.76, based on a 35 hr work week, excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to annapolis.jobs@sjc.edu

 

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Librarian – Washington DC

LAC Group is currently seeking an organized, service-oriented individual for a Librarian position at a federal agency in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The librarian will oversee the daily operations of the repository, ensuring quality and correctness of cataloged submissions. Additionally, the librarian will assist the community by providing research and reference services to patrons. This is a long term, full-time contract (40 hours a week; Monday – Friday) benefited position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide reference services in-person, via phone, and email to patrons with varying levels of research skill
  • Review repository submissions for appropriateness, completeness, and compliance
  • Log all submissions and documents review and acceptance process
  • Communicate via email or phone with submitters to resolve issues in the submission process, or any post-submission concerns
  • Prepare informal updates for team meetings, keeping members informed of trends and ongoing issues
  • Research and write annotated bibliographies on topics requested by patrons
  • Collect, cleanse, and manage agency’s publications data as a key member of the Bibliometrics team
  • Produce quarterly and annual reports highlighting the reach and impact of agency-funded research.
  • Provide other data and reports on demand.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Application

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Archival Specialist – U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

Under the direction of the House Archivist, is responsible for archival services and programs related to the official records of the House, particularly electronic records. Provides expertise to House offices on electronic records management and works to ensure the preservation and transfer of official electronic and textual records to the National Archives and Records Administration.

M.L.I.S. with a focus in Archival Management or at least 5 years archival experience. Knowledge of the historical and potential research value of congressional records. High degree of analytical, research, and problem-solving skills and organizational ability. Detail-oriented with strong writing and communication skills. Willingness and demonstrated capacity to learn new approaches. Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of responsibilities. Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant and professional manner. Must be competent in the operation of IBM-PC compatibles and be able to lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Interested individuals should e-mail a cover letter and resume to:
Ms. Selena Haskins
Office of Art and Archives
Office of the Clerk, U. S. House of Representatives
Archives-resumes@mail.house.gov

Vacancy Announcement

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Library Assistant Intern, ACLI

Term: 3-4 months beginning in May/June 2019

Location: 101 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. 20001

ACLI is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association. Its member companies offer life insurance, annuities, pensions, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, and other retirement and financial protection products. It serves as a unified voice on issues from retirement security to international trade. ACLI develops policy, participates in public debate, and works directly with the U.S. federal government, international financial institutions, and state insurance regulators, as well as insurance supervisors from around the world.

The intern program is designed for you to become a part of our team and gain experience working within a trade association in our on-site library. No experience in insurance or financial services is necessary. Interns do not receive salaries, but they are eligible for a transportation subsidy, have access to the on-site gym, and receive occasional invitations to attend various special meetings, receptions, etc. ACLI will support any opportunity an intern has to receive course credits or other benefits through their university for this internship. Internship hours are flexible, with part- and full-time applicants considered. ACLI is considerate of interns’ class times and school holidays.

ACLI is searching for interns to work with the Knowledge Management Specialist 2-3 days a week to help reorganize our library and put together our new library management system.  Interns should have some cataloging knowledge using Library of Congress and MARC records, as well as creating original catalog records. They will also help arrange the books in call number order on the shelves, weeding duplicates, boxing/storing books available in digital format or those in a fragile/damaged state and creating a storage/archival record for these books.  Ideal candidates would be seeking a Master’s degree in Library Science, and in good academic standing. Please send resumes to HR@acli.com .

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DDOT Internship Program, Research, Development, & Technology Transfer Program – Howard University, Washington, DC

Project # 1: DDOT Current Photos Organization
DDOT is currently in possession of 18,000+ photos from events over the past several years, which are organized only by location and/or event. Our Communications team has asked us to organize these photos, clean up duplicates, come up with a metadata schema, and potentially upload the photographs into our DDOT Back in Time site

Project # 2: Archival finding aid project:
We are also undertaking a project to make our archival documents more organized and accessible to both employees and the public. The intern will create basic finding aids for our historic archival documents (which are already inventoried and arranged into collections) which will eventually be uploaded to our OPAC for employee and public viewing. The project has already begun and there are guidelines from the previous intern laid out, so the new intern would be able to follow these. The intern would also select items in these collections that might be candidates for digitization

Project # 3: Map Scanning Project
We have several boxes of historical maps that need to be scanned and put into our DDOT Back in Time site.

The intern will also assist with various day to day library needs, including but not limited to:

  • Shelving materials in Library of Congress call number order
  • Assisting with daily reference requests/use our OPAC
  • Assisting with the library’s social media

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • A basic familiarity with Library of Congress classification
  • Knowledge of how to use library cataloging software and perform searches
  • Knowledge of how to scan photos and upload them to a content management site
  • Some archival experience and/or a completed class on archival practice/theory, is preferred
  • Familiarity with metadata schemas is a plus

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree
  • Currently enrolled in a Library and Information Science Master’s program

The  general application website: https://www.hutrc.org/internships

The library internship job description and application are here:
https://www.hutrc.org/d2019library

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Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian – Towson University, Maryland

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian. This position will provide leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the library’s electronic resources and assist the Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Content Management with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials.  The Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian will work cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the library’s subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons.  The successful candidate would serve as a liaison and subject specialist to department(s) and related disciplines as assigned; plan and teach information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines; design and implement library initiatives to support student success and retention; and participate in library assessment initiatives.  This faculty librarian will maintain an active research program focused on the role, impact, dynamics, and trends of electronic and digital resources in higher education and academic libraries.
This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Details and application

https://libraries.towson.edu/about/employment-opportunities

 

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Resident Librarian – Towson University, Maryland

This three-year Library Residency program is designed to provide an early-career librarian from an underrepresented group the opportunity for rapid professional growth while bringing new perspectives and fresh ideas to Towson University Libraries. The first two years of the program will be dedicated to orientation to the profession of academic librarianship and development of projects and experience in departments throughout the library including Research and Instruction, Content Management, Special Collections & University Archives, Library Information Technology, Library Advancement and Assessment, and Access Services. In the final year of the program the Resident will specialize in their chosen area(s) and work on a capstone project suited to their professional interests and to the needs of the library. A goal of this project is for the Resident, working independently or with a mentor, to develop, complete, and report research or creative work at a conference or as a publication. The Resident will serve on library and university committees and participate in professional organizations.  The Resident Librarian will benefit from formal and informal mentorship, funding and encouragement of professional development, and a focus on career planning. Towson University Libraries Residency program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.

Details and application

https://libraries.towson.edu/about/employment-opportunities

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