Dr. Renate Chancellor appointed Department Chair

President Garvey has appointed Associate Professor Renate Chancellor as chair of the Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS), a three-year appointment which will commence on August 20th. She will succeed the chair, Dr. Young Choi who will resume her academic duties in DLIS.

Dr. Chancellor joined the faculty in the Spring of 2009, overseeing the Law Librarianship program of study and teaching core classes 553 and 557. She also revitalized the Visions of Italy study abroad program and have made several trips with students from DLIS and other LIS programs around the country. Dr. Chancellor is deeply concerned with achieving equity for people who are made vulnerable by systems of oppression. Her research focuses on human information behavior and social justice in Library and Information Science.

The LIS community thanks Dr. Choi for her service during the past four years, and now welcomes Dr. Chancellor.

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Cataloging Librarian II, Southern Maryland Regional Library

The Southern Maryland Regional Library seeks a professional librarian to join our team. Acts as  the Technical Services team lead which includes the monitoring of team workflow and  performance, directing work activity, and supervising a technical services staff of five. Performs  copy and original cataloging and classification of library materials. Maintains the integrity of the  bibliographic and item record database. Performs NACO level authority control work.  Participates in the development of department policies and procedures. Trains Technical  Services support staff and member library staff.  

The Regional Library technical services department is a fast paced environment which is  responsible for cataloging and processing thousands of items annually. To be successful in this  position, the candidate must be flexible, intelligent, able to utilize cataloging expertise, willing  to learn, and skillful in leadership and team supervision. 

ALA accredited MLS/MLIS required. Two years’ experience, or graduate level coursework in  cataloging and technical services processes required. Three years supervisory experience  required. 

Salary Range: $55,251 – $88,402 Excellent Benefits 

Application Procedures 

All applicants must complete an application, which can be found on our website  https://smrla.org/jobs  

Failure to submit a completed application and resume will result in your application being  considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection  committee for review. 

Application Deadline July 23, 2021

P.O. Box 459 Charlotte Hall, Maryland 20622 (301) 934-9442 (301)884-0436 Fax: (301) 884-0438 www.somd.lib.md.us 

About the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc. Vision  

Advancing Library Excellence 

The Regional Library collaboratively provides the public libraries of Southern Maryland with  services that help them serve the citizens of Southern Maryland and beyond through shared  resources, including people, time, and services.  

At the Southern Maryland Regional Library, you will make an impact. 

Culture 

We pride ourselves on partnering with the local public libraries and libraries across the state  and nation to provide excellent library services and in looking beyond to the future of libraries.  What we do matters. 

We are a learning organization where all team members are valued, not only for their daily  work, but for their ideas, creativity, and potential. 

We are a team of strategic thinkers, problem solvers, librarians, information specialists,  computer geeks, and data ninjas who celebrate individuality, welcome big ideas and small  ideas, and encourage growth through collaboration. We’re looking for people who can think  beyond their daily activities to what could be and who are willing to work toward that future. 

We work hard, laugh often, cooperate, collaborate, and learn together.  

Southern Maryland Regional Library serves diverse library partners. Our customers inspire our  commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in how we approach our work. We acknowledge  the role of racism in marginalizing Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and we are  committed to creating an anti-racist organization that is inclusive and equitably serves all  members. 

Career Benefits 

Work with dedicated professionals who are leaders in the state of Maryland and beyond. You  will be given opportunities to expand your knowledge and become involved in library work  statewide and nationally. 

Where we are located 

The Southern Maryland Regional Library is located in northern St. Mary’s County and serves  Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s County’s public libraries. It is a rural community located about  an hour and a half from Washington DC, urban Maryland, and even Northern Virginia. Living  and working here will give you access to everything that rural life and urban life can provide— the peace and quiet of the country and access to the wider world of DC and beyond.

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Public Services Librarian, St. John’s College, Annapolis

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • ∙ Under the general supervision of the Library Director, provides access and reference  services to all user groups of the library  
  • ∙ Responsible for the hiring, training and supervising of student aides, as well as  overseeing the functions, workflows, and continual training for all activities at the  Circulation Desk  
  • ∙ Oversees stacks maintenance activities and collection inventory projects  ∙ Responsible for the delivery of Inter-Library Loan services, for the record keeping of the  same, and for communication among the various lending agencies  
  • ∙ Assists with collection maintenance work by inputting acquisitions orders, reviewing,  selecting, and weeding materials, submitting replacement orders, ensuring receipt of titles  on standing order, and accepting gifts and donations  
  • ∙ Responsible for all methods of patron instruction including group orientations, instruction  sessions on specific topics, and maintaining bibliographies, pathfinders, user guides, and  online public service forms 
  • ∙ Responsible for the library exhibits scheduled in the library’s display room, and as such,  serves a curator for these regular exhibits 
  • ∙ Provides general and specific reference services, and cooperative reference services with  the Office of Career Services focusing on graduate programs, internships, and vocational  guidance. Responsible for instruction for use of electronic resources  
  • ∙ Works independently yet shows good judgment in keeping the Director informed of  developments outside the regular routines 
  • ∙ Keeps abreast of current trends and practices; keeps informed of new and used book  markets and electronic resources; participates in professional development activities  including workshops, meetings, training sessions, and conferences; works independently  and cooperatively with colleagues, handles multiple assignments and changing priorities,  and meets deadline 
  • ∙ Respects the confidentiality of patron requests and records and adheres to the ALA Code  of Ethics 
  • ∙ Prepares and submits quarterly reports and compiles statistics on public service activities  for various reports and surveys; contributes to library decision making 
  • ∙ Supervises special projects of a set duration 
  • ∙ Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • ∙ MLS from an ALA accredited institution; minimal 1-2 years professional public service  experience in a library 
  • ∙ Understanding of relational databases 
  • ∙ Microsoft proficiency; knowledge of image software; experience using internet search  engines, integrated library systems, linking software/applications, and HTML 
  • ∙ Reading knowledge of a foreign language 
  • ∙ Ability to communicate clearly and support the established policies and procedures of the  Library and the College 
  • ∙ Demonstrates good judgment and maturity in support of the mission of the Library and  the College; ability to work independently and as a member of a team 
  • ∙ Is a good office citizen (keeps work and break area clean, responds to email and requests  promptly, has a positive attitude, and respects the feelings and needs of co-workers)  ∙ Must be able to lift 40 pounds, and push and control wheeled carts with more than 100  pounds of weight 

Desirable qualifications

  • ∙ Academic library experience 
  • ∙ Knowledge of the SirsiDynix ILS system 
  • ∙ Acquisitions experience in an academic setting 
  • ∙ Interlibrary loan experience 
  • ∙ Reading knowledge of French language 
  • ∙ Familiarity with the St. John’s College curriculum 

 Compensation: Grade 12, Base salary $52,170.00, excellent benefits. 

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to annapolis.jobs@sjc.edu 

St. John’s College is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, and we are proud to be  an equal opportunity employer. We invite applications from candidates with unique backgrounds  and strive to create and maintain an environment that is inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

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Reference/Education Services Librarian-Hood College

Description

Under the general direction of the Director of the Beneficial-Hodson Library, the full-time Reference/Education Services Librarian works collaboratively with the Reference/Education Services Team and other library colleagues in providing reference services and research skills instruction for all College constituencies.  The Librarian in this position will be able to gauge the needs of a diverse student population, provide effective research assistance and instruction in a variety of modalities, and assess the library’s impact on student success; will sustain and expand partnerships across the campus community; will participate in strategic planning, collection development, and outreach activities. Some evening work is required.  Occasional weekend work may be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Reference Services and Research Skills Instruction (50%)

  • Provides innovative, user-centered research assistance and education services to students and faculty in the library, via telephone, and online.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty and the Reference/Education Services team to design and deliver engaging research and information literacy instruction, both in person and online; introduces/orients students, faculty, and staff to various library resources; works to integrate information literacy and research skills into the curriculum.
  • Creates, shares, and assesses LibGuides, instruction videos, interactive research modules, and other digital learning materials to support student learning.
  • In collaboration with the Reference team, develops and presents workshops, tutorials, and orientations to a variety of campus constituencies
  • Represents the library as a member of the Reference team at external workshops and conferences.
  • Collaborates with library staff to address organizational training and transformation related to cultural competence and diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives.
  • Works with the Reference and Access Services teams to train, supervise, and assess student workers.

Programming, Outreach, and Collection Development (30%)

  • Works with outreach team to design, market, implement, and assess inclusive, culturally sustaining educational programming and outreach initiatives that reach students, faculty, and staff.
  • Communicates with library staff and disciplinary faculty to evaluate and select print and electronic resources for acquisition.
  • Performs ongoing evaluation of database subscriptions and individual electronic journals to identify and implement changes in content, navigation, and access.
  • Fosters effective collaborative relationships with faculty and staff to increase awareness of library resources, promote critical engagement with information, and encourage open scholarly communication.
  • Participates in college and library committees.
  • Contributes to the maintenance of the library website, social media, and campus newsletters.

Planning and Policy Development (20%)

  • Participates with other members of the Reference team in consensus decision-making; collaborates with the Reference team in the planning and design of library user surveys.
  • Participates with other members of the Reference team to create annual goals, strategies, and assessments for the department.
  • Stays up to date on emerging trends in information literacy, teaching and learning, and educational technology in order to provide creative, relevant services for our community.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carries out supervisory responsibilities for directing student workers in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include assigning and directing work, appraising performance, addressing concerns and resolving problems.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with physical disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively across departments and disciplines.

Education and/or Experience

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program is required. In addition, the Librarian must have the ability to work cooperatively in a team-based environment and have familiarity with library systems. One to two years’ experience in an academic library and experience with classroom instruction and research skills instruction experience is preferred.

Technology Skills

Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite is required.  Experience with e-journal management, library databases, videoconference software, LibApps, and Blackboard (or another LMS) is preferred.

Language Skills

Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to create effective sessions for library research skills teaching. Ability to write reports, to develop a written argument, and to communicate effectively in writing with colleagues, faculty, and students.

Proficient in the communication of key concepts for the specific discipline in the English language and ability to assist students with English as a secondary language. Strong oral and written communication skills. 

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, currency conversions, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to draw conclusions from data and to make appropriate recommendations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to hypothesize, draw, and support conclusions. Ability to work independently and as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans. Ability to work with theoretical concepts and to apply logic as appropriate.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé and contact information for three professional references. 

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email humanresources@hood.edu or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States.  EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592.  For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/.

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Business & Finance Law Librarian-GW Law

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown DC neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.

The Law School’s Jacob Burns Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library .

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its business & finance law librarian position to begin as early as August 1, 2021. The librarian in this position supports reference services offered by the Public Services Division of the Law Library.

Basic qualifications for this position are a graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment; and a JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/83621 and upload a resume and cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin July 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Head of Academic Technology Services,GW Law

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown DC neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.

The Law School’s Jacob Burns Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library .

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its Head of Academic Technology Services position to begin as early as August 1, 2021. The librarian in this position has primary oversight for the Office of Academic Technology Services. This position leads the development and delivery of services supporting the curation and use of the library’s growing electronic resources collection, the integration of library resources into the curriculum, the use of scholarly communication technologies and services, and the undertaking of digital initiatives.

Basic qualifications for this position are a graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment; a JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment; and a minimum of three years of post-graduate degree experience working in law libraries, including a demonstrable history of supervisory duties or potential for rapid growth into supervisory duties.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/83604 and upload a resume and cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin July 9, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Associate Product Manager, Research Products-APA


The American Psychological Association (APA) is recruiting for an Associate Product Manager, Research Products role in the APA Publishing Product Management group.
APA is looking for someone that has project management capabilities including leading and gathering data, is a Google Analytics user, conducts win/loss analyses, and is familiar with 3rd party vendors such as OVID, ProQuest and PsycNET that regularly interacts with our library customers. MSLIS graduates are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply for the role, please use this link https://bit.ly/2SBxav6 

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Senior Information Resources Associate/Researcher, DC

LAC Group seeks a Senior Information Resources Associate/Researcher for a prominent economic consulting firm with offices in Washington DC, Chicago IL, and several other East Coast locations. The Senior Information Resources Associate will be responsible for providing legal, corporate, business intelligence, and competitive intelligence research to consultants and staff utilizing a variety of research tools. This is a full-time employment position and can be based out of either the Washington DC or Chicago offices.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with global consulting staff on a wide range of research projects using information tools and proprietary databases to provide information for client projects and business development initiatives
  • Provide quick solutions and in-depth research, current awareness services, competitive intelligence and special research to support the consulting staff
  • Work with team members from other regions and offices to continue to build a global research function through sharing work and experiences
  • Help educate consulting staff on research issues and train them on end-user products
  • Assist in marketing and developing information services to staff globally
  • Work on special projects as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree in one of the following is required: information/library science from an accredited program or Masters (MBA) in business or economics.
  • 2+ years’ experience working in a corporate or legal research environment providing business/corporate, and financial information is required.
  • Understanding/knowledge and experience with database services such as: Bloomberg, CapIQ, FactSet, Factiva, Refinitiv, DataStream, S&P Global Market Intelligence, BvD Orbis, legal databases (LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law).
  • Knowledge of the Securities Finance industry is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and SharePoint.

To apply, visit:https://lac.gp/3gTeG1f

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Assistant Library Project Manager, DC

LAC Group is seeking an Assistant Library Project Manager to work at a major Federal library in the Washington, DC area overseeing a dynamic team of library technicians and material handlers in a high demand environment. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) benefited position.

Responsibilities:

  • Each Assistant Project Manager will have responsibility for one of four technical areas including accessioning of new acquisition, collections maintenance, serials bindery and preservation, and inventory management.
  • Supervise and manage the work of library technicians, clerks, and other staff
  • Write standard operating procedures, manuals and statistical reports using databases and spreadsheets such as Microsoft Access and Excel.

Qualifications:

  • 2 years of prior experience working in a law library of 500,000+ volumes
  • 2 years of prior experience in Library technical services
  • Demonstrated experience in reviewing the work of others
  • Ability to address performance and personnel issues
  • Ability to compile statistical data to produce daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are proficient in at least one foreign language and who are able to transliterate using Romanization tables.
  • Availability to work on nights and weekends highly preferred

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3iQ8qdk

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Geospatial Resources Librarian-GMU

Geospatial Resources Librarian

https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/50518

George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to join a team of colleagues supporting the university’s faculty, researchers, students, and staff with needs related to Geographic Information Systems and Geography and Geoinformation Science. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Position: Reporting to the Director, Digital Scholarship Center, the Geospatial Resources Librarian is a member of the Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) team. The incumbent will collaborate with colleagues more broadly in the Libraries’ other departments across several divisions, as well as across the university to support geographic information and data efforts, methods, and tools.

The Geospatial Resources Librarian will:

• be responsible for promoting and developing geospatial data services and programs;
• provide instruction, research assistance and consultations in the use of geospatial information; data and tools, including the map collection; • serve as the subject librarian supporting the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS);
• perform outreach and collection development in geography and geoinformation disciplinary areas;
• promote DiSC to faculty, students, staff, and other relevant stakeholders;
• plan, facilitate, and participate in DiSC events and workshops;
• keep current on trends, tools, issues, and needs in GIS;
• participate in activities related to access, preservation, and sharing of geographic data; and
• work both independently and as part of a team to support the Digital Scholarship Center’s initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

• ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science, or a certified foreign equivalent;
• Proficiency with geographic information systems (GIS) applications including the ESRI suite of ArcGIS products;
• Familiarity with open-source geospatial software, such as QGIS, and digital mapping tools;
• Proficient understanding of geospatial and GIS concepts;
• Experience with teaching to groups and providing research consultations;
• Demonstrated public presentation as well as oral and written communication skills; and
• Ability to build and sustain key relationships with faculty, students and professional colleagues and to work effectively with a variety of academic groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Graduate, undergraduate degree, or significant coursework in a discipline working with GIS, geography, or spatial analysis;
• Demonstrated ability with or willingness and aptitude to learn scripting languages utilized in GIS, such as R, Python, or SQL;
• Familiarity with data visualization software (e.g., Tableau or Microsoft Power BI); and
• Understanding of trends affecting academic libraries and higher education including scholarly communication issues.

Appointment/Salary/Benefits/To Apply:

12-month professional faculty appointment with rank; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience and rank, with minima as follows: Librarian I – $60,000; Librarian II – $65,000; Librarian III – $70,000; Librarian IV – $75,000.

All applications for this position (FA537z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page (https://jobs.gmu.edu/). Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Renee Prokop (rprokop@gmu.edu<mailto:rprokop@gmu.edu>), Human Resources Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin July 12, 2021.

The George Mason University library system, comprises a large central library and three other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region.

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Library Aides, Temporary, Federal Library in DC

LAC Group is seeking Library Aides for a temporary shifting assignment on-site at a major Federal library in Washington, D.C. This is a full-time, temporary contract (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) position, with no benefits. The project will start in July 2021 and continue for approximately 6 months.

Responsibilities:

  • Tasks to be completed require physical stamina and agility and attention to detail, including:
  • Continuous standing, walking, lifting, bending and stooping to retrieve, re-shelve, shift, and update collections or to adjust shelves and move books from one location to another
  • Pushing/pulling fully loaded book trucks weighing up to 300 pounds
  • Loading and unloading wire baskets or carts with books and unbound materials
  • Balancing on step ladders while pulling, moving, or re-shelving materials on the top shelves
  • Sorting materials in general category order and distributing these materials onto sorting shelves for further arranging
  • Arranging materials on book trucks (in item-specific call number order) from the sorting shelves or distribution trucks
  • Shelving materials of various sizes, weight, and quantities
  • Using hand-wheels to access compact shelving ranges

Qualifications:

  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and organize large quantities of materials
  • Experience retrieving and refiling library materials according to the Library of Congress Classification System.
  • Ability to sort, arrange, and shelve legal materials, including bound volumes and unbound pieces; the ability to respond to requests for legal and legislative materials from the agency’s closed stack collection, locating and delivering items within 15 to 30 minutes
  • Ability to lift and move boxes/carts over 50lbs; Ability to Pushing/pulling fully loaded book trucks weighing up to 300 pounds

To apply, visit:https://lac.gp/3qqrzEE

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