Rovelstad Scholarship Recipients are Sandra M. Lima Rocha Teixeira Neves and Richard Baker McElroy

Congratulations to Sandra M. Lima Rocha Teixeira Neves and Richard Baker McElroy, the two students who were chosen as the 2018-19 Rovelstad scholarship recipients. They were selected among an impressive field of library and information science students.

Students who had completed at least 6 credits in the Master’s in Library and Information Science program by the end of the spring semester of 2019 were eligible to apply. Each applicant submitted a statement of achievements, career interests, and goals in less than 750 words; along with a detailed curriculum vitae which included their volunteer activities, association memberships, attendance at professional conferences and workshops, and similar activities. They also provided two references.

Finalists for the scholarship were interviewed by the committee, which based its decision on the following:

  • Academic achievement in the program
  • Demonstrated commitment to the profession as evidenced in course work, personal statement, curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation
  • Potential for success as evidenced in all application documents
  • Indication of financial need
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Library Clerk – Beltsville, MD

LAC Group is seeking a Library Clerk to work at a federal agency information center in Beltsville, MD. The selected individual will be responsible for providing clerical support for the agency’s collection development activities. This is a one-year, full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) contract position and includes benefits.


  • Create and maintain spreadsheets supporting collection development activities
  • Search the web, agency’s catalog and bibliographic utilities to identify potential additions to the agency’s collection
  • Update agency’s databases
  • Import/upload materials to the agency’s databases
  • Verify and correct broken URLs for online materials
  • Coordinate and ship donations of the agency’s surplus books to tribal colleges

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficiency and practical experience in the use of PCs, Windows Office Suite, and Microsoft Outlook. Basic computer skills, including the ability to create/ update information on word processing systems and the ability to navigate content on Internet databases and business/research sites.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities while effectively prioritizing and balancing a heavy workload of diverse activities and maintaining the accuracy of work performed
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced and highly automated environment
  • Attention to detail and accurate data entry skills.
  • Ability to work within a framework of established policies and procedures
  • Following through on all assignments, projects, and duties
  • Ability to ask questions to clarify expectations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of classification and filing systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
To apply, please visit:
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Part-time Elementary School Librarian-Plummer Elementary, SE DC

Plummer Elementary is looking for a part-time librarian! Our students are awesome, inquisitive and bright! We are seeking a librarian that is hands-on, creative and fun! The candidate should have knowledge of computers and engage students in using technology for research amongst other things. The candidate should also have the skill to plan author visits, plan field trips and ultimately make learning fun in the library while providing access to rigorous literacy skills.

The candidate should also collaborate with teachers to plan for units of study. Planning professional development workshops for teachers is also necessary.

We desire a candidate that is a reading advocate, technology savvy, kind, caring, innovative, well-versed in library teaching standards and hands-on!

If you are interested please contact Principal Fuller at

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LIS Student Elizabeth Ajunwa Awarded a 2019-20 Spectrum Scholarship

On June 18th, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services announced the 60 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies who are awarded the 2019 Spectrum Scholarship. LIS Congratulations to LIS student Elizabeth Ajunwa who is one of the recipients.

Read the press ALA release.

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LIS Alumnus Babak Zarin on Imposter Syndrome panel at ALA Annual Conference

On Sunday, June 23, LIS Alumnus Babak Zarin will be among the 5 panelists at a Chair’s Program session on Imposter Syndrome, during the ALA Annual Conference.

From the program: Characterized by feelings of uneasiness, anxiety, and fear of being found out a “fraud,” imposter syndrome refers to a relatively common psychological phenomenon experienced by folks in the workplace. For LIS folks of color, the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, ability, and other identities interplay with imposter syndrome in unique ways. Coordinated by the Spectrum Advisory Committee, this panel will feature library folks of color from a variety of library types and career points on their experiences with imposter syndrome and tips for overcoming it in the workplace.


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DCLA Annual Awards Ceremony honors LIS Alumnae Emily Wagner & Maria Thurber

On Saturday, June 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., DCLA will hold it’s annual awards celebration at Churchkey on Logan Circle. Two LIS alumnae are among the four honorees  this year:

  • Community Service Award: Emily Wagner, American Library Association
  • Elizabeth W. Stone Emerging Leader Award: Maria Thurber, Library of Congress

Special Guests include Julius C. Jefferson, Jr (ALA President-Elect) & Steven Rowley (National Best-Selling Author)

And don’t miss the Drag Queen Story Hour with Queen Rigatoni (who has opened for Jonathan Van Ness & Speaker Pelosi)

Tickets required (includes light brunch & 2 drink tickets)

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library assistant -downtown law firm

library assistant -downtown law firm

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Library Assistant will conduct domestic and international legal, non-legal, corporate, due diligence and business development research. The candidate must demonstrate:  strong research and technology skills, experience in a law/corporate library setting, ability to assist in developing/maintaining the Library’s technology and print applications, ability to assist Library users to appropriate sources, experience performing Conflicts research and an understanding of the ethical issues involved.

The Library Assistant is expected to be a positive role model and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients, attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.

Core Competencies and Job Requirements

·         Two- or four-year college degree preferred

·         Two or more years of related experience in a law library

·         Familiarity with LC library cataloging system, other cataloging systems, and general cataloging principles

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and SharePoint

·         Proficient in general library collection maintenance activities; experience with Chrome River preferred

·         Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with library-relevant information technology applications, including integrated library systems

·         Ability to perform collection maintenance functions that will include lifting (up to 25 lbs.), bending, standing, walking, reaching overhead, climbing stairs, pushing and pulling book carts, etc.

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Ability to work independently, take initiative, meet deadlines, and respond to changing priorities

·         Strong service orientation and a history of developing effective working relationships with others


Duties and Responsibilities

·         Maintain library vendor files, reviewing invoices to verify receipt of materials and to avoid duplication of payment

·         Work with vendors to claim missing items

·         Prepare all invoices for final approval and payment using automated and manual systems

·         Check in mail and serials, and process new library materials

·         Effectively use a variety of databases and manual systems for interlibrary loan work, including borrowing materials, loaning materials, and managing requests and delivery

·         Perform routine basic copy cataloging, update records in the online catalog, withdraw items selected by a librarian, and maintain holdings records

·         Organize and coordinate activities of the contract shelver/filer

·         Assist with budget analysis and cost efficiency

·         Assist with the library’s integrated library system, intranet pages, and other products and systems used to deliver information and services

·         Perform basic legal research using online and print resources


This is a non-exempt position

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Miller & Chevalier is an equal opportunity employer.  All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.  To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Cari Seidman

Human Resource Specialist

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

900 16th Street NW

Washington, DC  20006



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Librarian opening-National Sporting Library & Museum-Middleburg, Virginia

George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Librarian

The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) in Middleburg, Virginia seeks a librarian to serve as the George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Librarian. This position will report to the NSLM Executive Director and will work closely with the Mars Technical Services Librarian. The incumbent will be responsible for researcher assistance and visitor engagement in the Library, as well as relationship building and donor cultivation. The person in this position is responsible for delivering Library tours, collaborating cross-departmentally to enhance programs with Library content, and providing content for the NSLM blog. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the care and maintenance of all Library collections, supervising the Mars Collection Services Librarian
  • Builds Library audience through participation in programs, tours, and outreach initiatives
  • Budgets for all Library Department operational costs and manages projects through the Library Restricted Fund
  • Assists researchers and visitors as needed, including reference and research requests
  • Cultivates and stewards donors and prospective donors
  • Serves as the staff liaison to the Library Committee of the NSLM Board of Directors
  • Provides quarterly reports on Library projects and activities to the Executive Director
  • Generates regular posts for NSLM’s blog and other social media accounts as needed
  • In collaboration with the Mars Technical Services Librarian, processes and documents all donations of new materials to the collection and makes accession determinations
  • Collaborates with staff to develop and support creative programs and events involving NSLM’s collections
  • Develops and manages partnerships with other libraries and research organizations
  • As needed, makes presentations on the content of the Library’s collections to NSLM’s upper-level donors and donor prospects

Work schedule: 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Additional hours will depend upon events scheduled. Rotating weekend work schedule (on average, 6 weekends per year).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited master’s program
  • 1-2 years work experience in a library setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented with ability to work both independently and as part of a team with multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years work experience in a library reference setting
  • Experience in donor relationship building and cultivation
  • Public speaking experience
  • Project management experience

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to perform the duties of the position, including the ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time and lift up to 30 pounds

Compensation: $42,000 to $45,000 annual salary 50% employer paid health insurance IRA retirement plan with 3% match 13 paid holidays annually 10 days vacation, 7 days sick leave accrued annually

Application: To apply, send resume, cover letter, three references, and writing sample to For full consideration, apply by July 14, 2019. No phone calls please.


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Technical Services/Research Law Librarian, CIA

As a Technical Services/Research Law Librarian for the CIA, you will assist with the management of core legal information repositories for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to support its broad spectrum of practice areas.  You will participate in the selection, acquisition and maintenance of targeted legal information resources by providing guidance on legal research resources and best practices; by providing current awareness of legal developments across OGC practice areas; and by conducting unique legal research that leverages advanced research skills against specialized resources.

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform the following key responsibilities, as listed below:

  • Serve as a central resource for managing OGC knowledge and information.
  • Apply knowledge of legal information in the maintenance of a classification/metadata scheme.
  • Provide guidance and training on the use and availability of resources and legal research capabilities.
  • Perform complex research, including locating federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, cases, international treaties, conventions, agreements, and protocols.
  • Create procedural and informational pathfinders, bibliographies, and other documentation.

Learn more


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Campus Librarian, ECPI, Virginia Beach, VA


The Campus Librarian independently manages the daily operations of the campus library including reference, library instruction and circulation. Campus Librarians work closely with faculty and students providing library instruction and support services in a technology focused environment.


• Train, supervise and evaluate library staff and student workers.
• Assess, develop and maintain the campus library collection.
• Catalog and classify new library resources.
• Maintain and report campus library usage statistics.
• Provide instruction and support for library users in all areas of the library, including print collections, electronic resources and library services.
• Chair the campus library committee; partner with faculty to develop and improve library services, instruction, and collection development.
• Promote library services to students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
• Other duties as assigned


• Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.
• At least 3 years of library experience, preferably in an academic library environment.

• Knowledge of library automation systems and Microsoft computer applications
• Knowledge of MARC record management, Dewey Decimal Classification
• Proficiency with online library catalogs and library databases (including Gale, Ebsco, and ProQuest products)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to organize and prioritize work flow
• Enjoy helping others
• Excellent customer service skills
• Familiarity with MS Office
• Detail oriented

Do you want to make a difference? If so, then ECPI University may be the place for you. We are seeking professionals with the experience and knowledge to help transform the lives of our students.

ECPI University, with campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Online, is a recognized leader in awarding STEM+H degrees through innovative delivery of education to meet the needs of military and new-traditional students. ECPI University offers Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degrees, and certification training in Technology, Health Science, Business, Criminal Justice and Culinary Arts. For over 50 years, ECPI University has been helping students achieve their educational and career goals in a hands-on, student-centered environment, while working collaboratively with employers to ensure our graduates have the knowledge and skills they need to be successful. Growth at our university creates the need for dynamic, caring professionals who are dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives.

What does ECPI University have to offer?
• A focus on students and academic excellence
• Professional work environment
• Talented and committed co-workers
• An opportunity to make a difference while expanding your knowledge, skills and professional network
• Competitive compensation & benefits plan

ECPI University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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