Library Technician (Technical Services) – National Gallery of Art Library – Washington, DC

Job Summary:

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Technical Services Department. The primary purpose of this position is to provide support for a wide variety of acquisitions, cataloging, and technical processing activities.


  • Unpacking and receiving newly acquired library materials
  • Performing bibliographic searching in local and worldwide library networks
  • Entering cataloging information using a personal computer
  • Producing labels and adding item-level information for cataloged titles
  • Assisting with the maintenance of the department’s manual and automated files


  • Familiarity with library technical services procedures and basic descriptive cataloging principles
  • Familiarity with the operation of personal computer
  • An ability to recognize and transcribe detailed bibliographic information
  • An ability to type and file accurately
  • An ability to work cooperatively with other staff members.
  • Familiarity with bibliographic and subject vocabulary in French, German, Italian, or Spanish is desirable.


  • Applicants must be registered at least as a half-time student and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule.
  • Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’s work requirements.
  • The position is limited to 20 hours per week while classes are in session
  • Full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks.
  • The incumbent earns sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked.

Those interested in this position should send résumés and any inquiries by email to:

Sarah Osborne Bender

Head of Technical Services

National Gallery of Art Library


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