Web Development Specialist, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS)

The Maryland Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is accepting applications for a qualified Web Development Specialist.  This position will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Library’s website, intranet, and app.

The Web Development Specialist will:

  • Act as primary contact for web vendor.
  • Maintain the functionality of the library’s website, intranet and app. Develop new features and functions upon request.
  • Post and curate content. Review site for accurate and current information.
  • Develop and implement PGCMLS web-standards including ADA Compliance (Section 508).
  • Employ analytics to ensure web content is evaluated and enhanced through reports, end-user surveys and other tools.
  • Increase our public website’s Search Engine Optimization.
  • Maintain and develop HTML and JavaScript code to adapt third party vendor products, including ILS and content management system.
  • Configure the website’s content management system. Install and configure modules. Troubleshoot functionality issues.
  • Research and evaluate new technology to determine whether it could be beneficial for the Library’s web sites, and efficiently install, configure and test the tools as necessary. Recommend purchases to Administration.
  • Collaborate with the IT and Marketing Departments in Digital Signs, Web filter, and other related projects.



  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, or a related field.
  • Course work and/or certifications in web design, web development or associated topics.
  • Two years of experience with web design, web development content management or associated topics.
  • Certification of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and SQL recommended. Knowledge of WordPress essential for customizing templates.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills, attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of source code/version control software and test-driven development.
  • Experience working with dynamic content in template-driven web frameworks. Experience with HTML, CSS, SQL, PHP, and JavaScript to set up custom events for Google Analytics. Certification recommended for Google Analytics.
  • Knowledge of C# recommended for work with Unity, an object-oriented scripting language used in developing custom virtual reality experiences for PGCMLS.
  • Experience working with PHP preferred for working with WordPress.
  • Knowledge of app development.
  • Familiarity with innovative technology such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D printer hardware and software, or a willingness to learn.

Click here to review the full listing. Position open until filled. Visit us online at www.pgcmls.info.

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Electronic Resources / Serials Librarian, Supreme Court Library

A full-time position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

Closing Date: Friday, 08/23/2019, 11:59 PM EDT

The Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian is responsible for planning and establishing policies and procedures for the management of all subscribed electronic resources in the Library, managing all processes related to serials control for both print and electronic materials, and coordinating the binding of all materials and facilitating the receipt of loose-leaf materials. Responsible for planning and establishing policies and procedures for the receipt and distribution of all library material to the Court, and supports the discovery of electronic resources through the online catalog and the Library’s virtual library presence. Independently provides operations support and access trouble-shooting for subscription-based products. Identifies and implements efficiencies that will improve access and workflows for electronic resources and serials. Directly supervises the work of the Serials/Receiving Technician.


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Digital Asset Manager, National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA

The Digital Asset Manager works as part of the project team responsible for the administration of NMWA’s digital asset management system (DAMS). The Digital Asset Manager assists the library director in creating policies and procedures, workflows, and user guides to use with the DAMS and future digitization projects. This individual is also responsible for reviewing and organizing all images on the network drives, adding appropriate metadata, and beginning the process of digitizing items and preparing selected items for public access. This is a four-year contract position.


  • Overseeing the digital asset management system, Asset Bank, to include look-and-feel customization, bulk uploads, cataloging, user accounts and privileges, and access and organization
  • Communicating with stakeholders to understand their needs and accommodating them in a way that preserves descriptive standards
  • Managing digital content influx from multiple sources
  • Documenting workflows and training staff in use of DAMS
  • Establishing levels of access that acknowledge issues of copyright and internal ownership
  • Performing regular review and clean-up of network files
  • Collaborating with LRC staff on issues of collection digitization
  • Keeping current with developments in the field of digital asset management, fair use, and copyright as they apply to cultural heritage collections, and digital imaging
  • Communicating with Bright, Asset Bank’s vendor, for technical support and general questions
  • Promoting use of the DAMS among staff and others
  • Overseeing interns on projects related to the DAMS and digitization


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with coursework in art, museum studies, or art history and/or knowledge of women artists preferred. A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent focusing on digital curation and/or archiving preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills/experience:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies in cultural institutions, including digitization and web-based services
  • Demonstrated success working with digital asset management solutions and workflows
  • Demonstrated work in metadata creation and familiarity with metadata standards
  • Enthusiasm for creating order from disorder and making workflows efficient
  • Solid technical background with managing technical projects and/or hands-on technical experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, service orientation, and attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment and to show initiative in outreach to fellow staff members
  • Strong computer skills and experience with standard computer applications such as Microsoft Office software 


$40,000-$42,000 annually

Please submit applications by emailing cover letter and résumé to HR@nmwa.org. The National Museum of Women in the Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, the museum inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas; advocates for better representation of women artists; and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement, and social change.


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The Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. Department of State are pleased to share three exciting virtual internship opportunities.   Applications opened on July 1 and close July 31.

Virtual internships provide a year-long opportunity for students to gain and enhance valuable expertise.  Virtual interns are eligible to receive credit hours for both the fall and spring semesters.  Although virtual interns work remotely, they are mentored by two experienced members of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms team through bi-monthly phone calls and weekly reports.  Past interns have found the experience to be both enjoyable and professionally valuable.

A description of the three internship opportunities is included below.

How to Apply: https://vsfs.state.gov/how-to-apply

Link to Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/537941900

Specific Project Information:

Historic Artifact Researcher: https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/1964

Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality: https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/1965

Fundraising, Campaign Research & Strategy Intern: https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/2348

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Sr. Technical Research Services Librarian

AARP has an opening for a senior technical reserach services librarian. Learn more here: https://careers.aarp.org/ShowJob/Id/2079179/Sr.-Technical-Research-Services-Librarian/

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Library and Research Intern-AARP


Business Unit Description

Fine-tune your research skills by interning with a dynamic unit focused on research, insights, synthesis, innovation, personal growth, and emerging technologies.  We are seeking a Master’s-level graduate student pursuing a degree in Library & Information Science.  You must be able to learn quickly and apply new skills; work independently as well as collaboratively; and possess excellent research, analytical, writing, organizational, and communications skills.


The Library & Strategic Services Department of AARP is looking for a strong Master’s-level Library graduate student to serve as a paid year round intern. The internship will provide the student with hands-on experience in conducting secondary research using a vast array of databases, as well as experience in interpreting and synthesizing research findings. It provides the chance to do meaningful work that impacts society, and the opportunity for making relevant professional connections. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with the largest social welfare organization in the country and is an excellent way for a talented graduate student interested in Library Science and research to acquire hands-on experience as part of a small, committed and professional team.


On an average day you will be:


  • Conduct literature scans on research requests for stakeholders throughout the association.
  • Perform company due diligence and people vetting.


  • Synthesize research findings from AARP’s collection of resources, including primary and secondary research, academic journals, consumer and market research, etc.
  • Summarize research reports for internal distribution.
  • Contribute to data analyses and write-up of findings.


  • Proactively distribute research from AARP’s collection of resources to internal stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative thinking and problem solving to challenges.


  • Assist with special projects such as collection management.
  • Assist with library marketing and promotional events.


  • Explore and demonstrate new and emerging technologies in the AARP Library collection such as virtual reality (VR) technology.


  • Answer ad-hoc research requests as assigned.

Customer Service

  • Provide face to face interactions at the Library’s Reference Desk.
  • Monitor and provide timely responses via the Library’s internal communication channels to help manage project in-take.


Prospective intern must be currently enrolled in a Master’s-level degree program in Library and Information Science at an accredited college or university.

AARP also considers non-traditional interns who are looking to re-enter the workforce or change careers.  This may include those who have previously graduated college and are now enrolled in a continuing education program.

The time commitment is 25 hours per week at our downtown DC office on a year round basis.  The office is conveniently located near the Gallery Place metro. The internship is competitively paid.

Required qualifications:

·       Excellent research, analytical, writing and critical thinking skills

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills

·       Knowledge of library research databases

·       Ability to synthesize research findings

·       Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team

·       Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems creatively and independently

·       Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and shift priorities as directed

·       A strong commitment to providing outstanding customer service

·       Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

·       Inquisitiveness, organization and keen attention to details

Preferred qualifications:

·       Skilled in data analysis

·       Familiarity with social sciences and/or statistics and/or survey data and analysis

·       Prior use and familiarity with statistical software packages such as SPSS

·       Experience with emerging technologies such as VR

Benefits Offered

Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.  AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Biomedical Innovation Virtual Internship Position

Designing for the Crowd: Biomedical Innovation Virtual Internship Position Available

Are you a student, looking to improve and show off your social media, writing, and graphic design skills? Through the State Department’s Virtual Student Federal Service internship program, students have the opportunity to hone their skills through virtual internships. There is currently an open virtual internship position within CitSciBio, the biomedical citizen science hub. For more about the open CitSciBio position, read on!

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) wants you! Hone and show off your writing and graphic design skills as a part of the NIH open innovation community! Share your writing talent in blog posts and your social media savvy in communicating with the public, all at the largest biomedical research funding agency in the world.

As virtual intern you will assist the working group by:

  • Creating designs for the hub, ranging from images for blog posts to infographics about citizen science, as needed
  • Producing other digital materials for to be used and shared by the NIH Citizen Science Working Group
  • Developing and designing an array of digital communications, including content for newsletters, websites, and social media (@CitSciBio)
  • Creating infographics, slides, handout materials, and other content for sharing at scientific meetings and for posting on the web (i.e., citscibio.org) as needed
  • Drafting tweets (evergreen and new content) for @CitSciBio (monthly).
  • Writing blog entries relevant to biomedical crowdsourcing and citizen science as needed

To apply go to: https://go.usa.gov/xyb2Q  and select NIH-USA-3 in your application. Deadline is 7/31
For more about the program and how to apply, please go to https://vsfs.state.gov/about

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MedlinePlus Internships, VSFS (Virtual Student Federal Service)

MedlinePlus is looking for two interns to help with a text message and social media campaign. https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/2259

This internship is through VSFS (Virtual Student Federal Service). Anyone who would like to apply should use the vacancy announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/537941900

Applicants will pick projects in the questions portion of the application.

For more information about the application process or VSFS, see: https://vsfs.state.gov/faq. Questions about the MedlinePlus project can be sent directly to Stacy Coppess, Health Information Products Unit, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Stacy.Coppess@nih.gov

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Vacancy Announcement – Law Librarian at the U.S. Department of the Interior Library

These announcements will close on July 24th.

The Department of the Interior Library has posted announcements for an open Law Librarian position on the USAJobs website. The announcements can be found at the following URL’s:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538635800 (DE) (open to the public)
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538637800 (MP) (open to status candidates)

The announcements include information about this position, such as job responsibilities and qualifications.

The Department of the Interior Library provides a full range of professional reference and research services, available to Interior Department employees in both the Washington, DC, area and nationwide. We are also open the public. The collections include Departmental publications, as well as related books, journals, electronic databases and other resources that support the mission of the Department, its agencies, and bureaus.

The Department of the Interior Library is in Room 1151 of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, located at 1849 C Street, NW in Washington, DC. We are open from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (except federal holidays).

These announcements will close on July 24th.

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Alumna Cristina Ramirez Receives Sessa Scholarship for Continuing Education

Alumna Cristina Ramirez is among the 5 recipients of the Frank B. Sessa Scholarship for Continuing Education of Beta Phi Mu members. Beta Phi Mu is the library & information science honor society, and its members are eligible to compete for the Sessa Scholarship. The scholarship enables the recipient to pursue continuing professional education in LIS, archival studies, or other approved information-related studies, including  attendance at professional preconference workshops or short courses; continuing education courses offered by accredited LIS programs; and online or face-to-face continuing education workshops and classes sponsored by professional associations and approved continuing education providers.

Congratulations, Cristina!


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