Reference Librarian – Washington, DC

Venable LLP is seeking a Reference Librarian to assist with the daily operations of our Washington, DC reference desk. This person will be responsible for conducting research, responding to research requests, and delivering in-house training and outreach to legal staff.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Sharing responsibilities for Reference Desk operations to ensure operations meet the needs of all library patrons.
  • Providing assistance at the Reference Desk; responding to information requests, locating cases, searching databases such as LEXIS and WESTLAW, and requesting interlibrary loans.
  • Conducting research interviews with patrons and recommending appropriate firm materials from the library collection.
  • Tracking all reference transactions in Integrated Library System.

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Master of Library Science ,equivalent degree or equivalent research experience
  • The ability to conduct legal research, including experience using online and print resources to conduct research. 3-5 years experience doing research required.
  • Working knowledge of library research databases. Intellectual Property research experience strongly preferred
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks.

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Cataloging and Reference Librarian – Washington, DC

Job Description

ASRC Mission Services, Inc., a Subsidiary of ASRC Federal Holding Company, is currently seeking a Cataloging and Reference Librarian in Washington, DC.

ASRC Mission Services holds a nationwide contract for library and records management services with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. ASRC librarians, records managers and support staff collect, organize and maintain library and records materials; safeguard Confidential Business Information (CBI); maintain Superfund Records Centers; manage the EPA Docket Center operations, provide National Records and Content Management Branch Support, assist EPA and external customers with document delivery/ILL, reference and research services, etc.

Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Act as the primary cataloger for the library; tasks would include
    • Original cataloging
    • Mentoring cataloging technicians
    • Establishing or updating cataloging procedures, workflows
    • Work with supervisory staff to prioritize cataloging tasks, meet deadlines, etc.
  • Reference and research services
  • Process, bind, and shelve documents
  • Perform other collection maintenance activities including, but not limited to:
    • Inventory
    • Weeding
    • Shifting
    • Repairing damaged documents
  • Collaborate directly with other Librarian staff in Headquarters & Chemical Libraries and the EPA Library Network

Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Five years of experience providing professional librarian services
  • Education: MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience providing basic and extended reference, a background in chemistry or science-based research a plus
  • Experience doing original cataloging, experience with cataloging government documents a plus
  • Preferred: Experience with OCLC WorldShare
  • Familiarity with general library collection maintenance activities
  • Ability to perform collection maintenance functions that will include lifting, bending, standing, walking, reaching overhead, climbing stairs, pushing and pulling book carts, etc.

Additional Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship or US Permanent Resident status in order to pass a government sponsored background investigation.

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Part-time Reference Librarian – American University, Washington, DC

Summary/Objective

The primary responsibilities are to provide research assistance to a diverse user population in the use of the online catalog and discovery layer, 500+ databases, and the print collection; partner with writing studies faculty to teach introductory-level information literacy skills to undergraduates; provide email, FAQ, and chat research assistance services; create and maintain online research and instructional information through learning objects; and perform other research assistance and instructional services as needed.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

General days and hours include: 12-16 total hours/week primarily on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Fridays between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, with additional voluntary hours possible on an as-needed basis.

Salary Range: $18.00-$21.00/hr

Required Education and Experience

Educational Requirements:

ALA-accredited M.L.S., plus academic or equivalent reference or public services experience.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience working with online information resources.
  • Experience providing research assistance to a variety of users in an academic or other library setting.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently and collegially.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience teaching.
  • Experience creating online learning objects, including video tutorials and/or research guides.
  • Experience providing research assistance in a variety of formats, including in-person, email, and/or online chat.
  • Contact Us:

For more information or assistance with the American University careers site, email theworkline@american.edu.

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Head, Library Information Technology – Georgetown University Main Campus, Washington, DC

Requirements

The Head, Library Information Technology is responsible for the management of the Library Information Technology Department, including the overall planning, management, coordination, and operation support for the library’s information technology infrastructure and services. S/he Initiates, develops, and facilitates the implementation and maintenance of library technology solutions and tools in support of the Library and the University’s current and emerging needs. The incumbent oversees and manages the staff, technology, and applications support for Library IT systems and services. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Services and Technology and providing direct supervision for 7 FTEs and indirect supervision for 2 FTEs, the Head of Library Information Technology’s core duties include:

Administration and Management

  • Manages the departmental operations and budgets; plans and guides major purchases of hardware and software.
  • Establishes policies, procedures and goals for the Department.
  • Plans, coordinates and facilitates departmental activities and Library IT projects.
  • Administers the Department’s personnel agenda, providing leadership and guidance in staff training and development and supervises directly or indirectly department personnel.
  • Oversees all aspects of library information technology as deployed or planned at the Library, including digital repository, digital preservation, content management systems, Integrated Library System and discovery services, web services, application development and computer security and support.

Technology Infrastructure and Applications

  • Works closely with the campus University Information Services, CNDLS and other campus units and with WRLC and other relevant consortia to coordinate Library projects and services with campus wide systems and goals.
  • Oversees the development of new infrastructure to increase the Library’s capacity to manage and support technology-intensive projects and services.
  • Ensures delivery service in the most cost-effective manner possible by reducing redundancy of infrastructure and leveraging shared services when possible.
  • Maintains awareness of and implements new technologies and appropriate tools to continuously improve library operations and services and to support the Library’s research, teaching and learning agendas.

Digital Initiatives and Services

  • Leads the evaluation and implementation of new digital services that support current and emerging needs.
  • Collaborates with library, campus and external partners to enhance production, access to and use of digital collections.
  • Coordinates with other library departments and campus units in support of digital scholarship projects and services.
  • Provides guidance on technology-rich learning and collaborative spaces in support of research and scholarship.

Professional Contributions and Development

  • Maintains awareness and involvement in trends, initiatives and projects at the national, regional and local levels through participation in professional development activities.
  • Serves on library and university committees; actively participates in meetings at all levels of the institution.
  • Regularly contributes to the profession through writing for publication or active involvement in professional associations at the national or regional level.
  • Continually acquires new knowledge and updates skills to enhance professional performance in all areas of responsibility.
  • Performs other responsibilities as needed/required.

Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Library Science, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or a related field
  • Five years post-masters experience in an academic library
  • Three years or more of supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with integrated library systems, computer hardware and software, network operating systems, and other discovery systems
  • Knowledge of Information Standards and Protocols such as Dublin Core, MARC, Z39.50, OAI/PMH and the OpenURL Framework
  • Experience in a variety of web scripting languages and standards (e.g. JavaScript, AJAX, XML, XSLT, CSS)
  • Knowledge of user authentication/authorization protocols, including CAS, Shibboleth, and LDAP
  • Superior oral and written communication including the ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a rapidly-changing environment, and to work in collaborative environments

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LIBRARIAN, PARTNERSHIP AND PROGRAMS – Arlington County’s Central Library, VA

Position Information

Arlington County’s Central Library is seeking a creative and energetic Librarian to join the Partnership and Program team to help build and promote the Library’s public programming and establish community partnerships.

Specific duties include:

  • Collecting analyzing and interpreting statistics and other data;
  • Working with a system-wide team to plan and deliver programming;
  • Working with internal and county partners to create new initiatives and build partnerships with area organizations and businesses;
  • Operating and overseeing programming for the new library bookmobile in coordination with programming staff county-wide?; and
  • Analyzing and interpreting programming statistics.

The ideal candidate will be creative, community-focused, energetic, possess strong collaboration, leadership, and communication skills and be knowledgeable about current and emerging trends in programming and creating partnerships in public libraries.Selection Criteria

Minimum: Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Science and up to three years of experience serving in a Librarian role that included developing, implementing, coordinating and promoting library programs and services.

Applicants may be hired up to the senior level which requires 3 years, or may be hired at lower levels with 1 year required at entry level and 2 years required at the journey level.

Desirable: Preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

  • Proven track record of delivering innovative programs to the public;
  • Providing customer service, with a strong background in doing outreach to the community;
  • Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting statistics and other data; and
  • Experience working with children and youth programs.

Special Requirements

Possession of, or ability to obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator’s license from the applicant’s place of residence and the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant’s official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant’s driving record.

Additional Information

Location and work hours: Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street. Full-time, 40 hours per week to include some evening and weekend work. Actual work schedule is determined by the needs of the work location.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached to further present your qualifications, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.

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Cultural Heritage Library Intern SUMMER 2020 – Washington, DC

The Cultural Heritage Center (ECA/P/C) leads U.S. cultural heritage foreign policy. It oversees programs and efforts to support the protection and preservation of cultural heritage worldwide.

What you’ll do

The Cultural Heritage Center in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State is recruiting an intern for Summer 2020. This is an unpaid position based in Washington, D.C. We are looking for a student with background in Library Sciences to create a collections management strategy for the Center’s small research library, which is focused on archaeology and art history materials. This will include:

  • Inventorying the collection
  • Re-organizing the materials within the allotted space
  • Devising a management strategy for material “check-out” and “check-in”
  • Suggesting methods for long-term management and collections strategy
  • Other duties as assigned, related to the work of the Cultural Heritage Center

In addition, an internship at the U.S. Department of State provides students with valuable opportunities to gain substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment.

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DIGITAL LIBRARIAN – DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, Washington, DC

Summary
If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The DoD offers the full range of Federal benefits and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Develops or applies techniques for automating information description, classification, and extraction (e.g. auto-classification and auto-categorization).
  • Builds, revises and enforces auto-classification policies and taxonomies.
  • Searches, collects, and preserves information using automated recordkeeping tools, systems, and technologies in response to complex requests that include sensitive information and classified materials.
  • Evaluates the design and usability of information to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the OIG information life cycle and the organization, navigation and findability of information.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes information to provide insights and advice to leaders to support business decisions.
  • Identifies sources and strategy for content capture, identifies issues associated with sharing content across and outside the agency.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or National.
  • Suitable for Federal Employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service (males born after 12/31/1959).
  • Drug Screening Required.
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • Vacancy information: This position is located in DODIG – MISSION SUPPORT TEAM.

Qualifications

Basic Requirement:
All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education as shown for GS-7; however, as a standard practice applicants enter at grade GS-9 on the basis of a master’s degree in library science. You must submit your transcripts at the time you apply.

Applicants must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs A or B below.

  1. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;

    or

  2. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience in the amounts required for the grade level.

For the GS-09
One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-07 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.

Specialized experience is defined as performing detailed research utilizing broad range of information systems in response to authorized requests for information. Applies classification systems (e.g. lists. Trees, hierarchies, facets, system maps, folksonomy and database schemas) to electronic information.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: A Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

For the GS-11
One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-09 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.

Specialized experience is defined as performing cataloguing by associating metadata with electronic content. Performs detailed research utilizing broad range of information systems in response to authorized requests for information. Applies classification systems (e.g. lists. Trees, hierarchies, facets, system maps, folksonomy and database schemas) to electronic information.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

More information and application in the link below:

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Records and Information Management Specialist – DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, DC

Summary

The Records and Information Management Specialist positions are located in the Records and Archives Management Division, Office of Information Programs and Services, DAS for Global Information Services, Bureau of Administration (A/GIS/IPS/RA). The incumbents receive increasingly more difficult and complex assignments required for full performance at the GS-13 level. If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department.

Responsibilities

  • Participates in analysis and evaluation of Department records in such mediums as printed documents, correspondence, reports, vouchers, maps, sound recordings, still or motion pictures, magnetic media and electronic records.
  • Participates in conducting records management compliance reviews and team assistance visits, and in initiating and overseeing records scheduling projects at Bureaus, Offices and overseas posts.
  • Participates in organizing and monitoring Division project activities to ensure they meet the timeframes, milestones and quality specifications established in project plans, and participates in conducting quality control and assurance.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.Applicants applying for the GS-09 grade level must meet one of the following requirements:

A. Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Experience participating in the analysis and evaluation of Department records in such mediums as printed documents, correspondence, reports, vouchers, maps, sound recordings, still or motion pictures, magnetic media and electronic records.

Experience determining records dispositions on basis of their archival value, arrangement and accessibility of information, legal requirements and business and administrative purposes served by retention of the records.

Experience participating in the conducting of records management compliance reviews and team assistance visits.

Experience researching identified issues and participating in developing guidance and recommendations for resolving various disposition and related records management issues.

OR

B. Have a master’s or equivalent graduate degree, OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.B or J.D. from an accredited college or university. This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position to be filled;

OR

C. Have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience (as described above), which is equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

Combination of Experience and Education: When an applicant has less than one year of specialized experience as described in the announcement, he or she may combine successfully completed graduate-level education with experience to meet the total qualification requirements. Generally, 18 graduate semester hours is equivalent to 1 full-time year of graduate study (your school and department determine what constitutes 1 full time year of graduate study). The percentage of specialized work experience and the percentage of graduate study must total at least 100%.

More detail in the link below:

Website & Application

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Digital Content Management Specialist – Arlington, VA

PBS Distribution is looking for a Digital Content Management Specialist for their Arlington, VA office. This position is responsible for the creation and management of content metadata, overall management and execution related to Rightsline cataloging, and processes that support this metadata for discovery as well as distribution across all PBS Distribution businesses.

Principal Responsibilities

Data Management & Operations:

  • Manage the overall process of metadata acquisition, structure and integrity of program data
  • Responsible for program data integrity and timeliness of data entry
  • Act as product expert on processes and structure of catalog data, ensuring compliance and adherence to best practices—including formulating and maintaining metadata standards
  • Work collaboratively across departments in order to optimize information organization, discovery, and access
  • Create and update all related documentation regarding data input processes, procedures and systems
  • Advise on  broader initiatives such as digital asset management in the cloud and on premises as related to core metadata
  • Assist with formulating and enforcing Standard Operating Procedures, Best Practices and documentation for the Rightsline system on behalf of PBS Distribution
  • Ensure data integrity and ensuring across various business platforms
  • Act as point person with PBS on day-to-day operations, data conformity and procedures
  • Train other employees on Rightsline system and processes as required
  • Assist Production, Operations and Technology teams with documentation as needed

Communication and Information Dissemination:

  • Day-to-day contact with PBS (parent company) on definitions and system structure
  • Keep management informed on issues and operations
  • Work with Production and Operations team to understand core data requirements
  • Advise on file naming conventions, and other aspects of organization and data management to facilitate better workflow and processes

Technical/ Skills

  • Understanding of cataloging best practices
  • Knowledge of the digital landscape, digital video delivery specifications, metadata and XML creation
  • Knowledge of PBS programming, policies and procedures a plus
  • Knowledge of EIDR structure and implementation processes
  • MSOffice, Microsoft Access, file sharing applications and services and video editing skills a plus
  • Must be extremely detail oriented, resourceful, self-directed and creative problem-solver
  • Ability to multi-task; coordinate several projects, prioritize and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Must have excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent writing and proof-reading skills

Work Experience

  • Minimum 3-4 years of data management or digital asset project management experience.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize within a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.

Education/Training

  • College degree in Mass Communications, Library Science, or Business or equivalent experience.

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Architectural / Interior Design Resource Librarian – Washington, DC

Linda Shiner & Associates has been managing the resource libraries of our Interior Design/Architectural clients for 25+ years.

Typically, each librarian manages 2-5 client libraries weekly. The librarian provides on-site visits to their assigned clients on the same scheduled day each week. The Architectural Design Librarian is responsible for managing the operations of each firms material libraries by using LSA methods and tools.

Candidates must have relevant interior design / architectural experience, is highly organized, self motivated, capable of multi-tasking with ability to focus in an environment which can be chaotic.

The goal and objective of the Resource Librarian is to support the professional staff by stimulating interests through the sourcing of unique materials, seeking out industry trends and best practices, while considering budgetary and logistical needs for their firm’s projects and the lifecycle of library contents.

Job Description

  • Database management of LSA proprietary system.
  • Oversee the circulation of catalogs, material samples.
  • Sample ordering for projects at designer request.
  • Plan meetings and events to foster creative partnerships.
  • Assist with vendor presentations.
  • Research cutting edge materials as it relates to firms current projects.
  • Update library material samples while paying attention to industry changes.
  • Curate displays to inspire architects and designers of new collections and emerging brands.
  • Assist with coordination of furniture and flooring displays.
  • Keep the community space logically organized and inviting for ideating design concepts.
  • Filing and organizing all returned samples.

Candidate Qualifications Include

  • Degree in Architecture, Interior Design.
  • Minimum of 2 years working within an architecture or product driven, creative firm.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office. Knowledge / experience with Sketch-Up, Revit, AutoCad.
  • Knowledge of construction documents and process.
  • Ability to organize materials library according to industry standard.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.00 to $25.00 /hour

Experience:

  • relevant: 2 years (Required)
  • Interior Design: 2 years (Required)

Education:

  • Associate (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
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