Library Technician (Vertical Files) – The National Gallery of Art Library – Washington, D.C.

The primary purpose of the position is to assist with the maintenance, development, and consultation of the vertical files in the library’s special collections.

Duties include preparing newly acquired materials for the vertical files, preparing bibliographic records using an online catalog, and assisting with the organization and use of the collection by Gallery staff and outside readers.

Knowledge and Skills:

Applicants should have a basic knowledge of library collections, online catalogs, familiarity with using personal computers, an ability to type and file accurately, and an ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and library patrons. Reading knowledge of a Western European language (French, German, or Italian) is desirable.


 In order to qualify for these positions, an applicant 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 positions are limited to 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbents earn sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked.

 Interested applicants should send résumés and any inquiries by email to:

John Hagood

Head of Reader Services

National Gallery of Art Library


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