Webinar – Masters of Science in Library and Information Science

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Date: Wednesday, June 20

Time: 4:30pm ET

Link: http://lis.cua.edu/events/infosessions.cfm


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Experienced Taxonomist for Museum DC (LAC Group)

LAC Group is seeking an experienced Taxonomist to work for a major federal museum in Washington, DC. The selected individual will create, edit, and synthesize structured taxonomies used for organizing, indexing and retrieving information. Additionally, the taxonomist works with multiple stakeholders to develop and promote new taxonomies that meet the agency’s knowledge organization needs. This is a 12-months full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract position. Potential to extend contract pending budget allocation.


  • Work with end users and other stakeholders to understand taxonomy needs, priorities, and business requirements
  • Will play a leadership role in synthesizing extant vocabularies, then finalizing a controlled vocabulary for use across the institution to serve both researchers and the public
  • Train users and support implementation
  • Work closely with metadata specialists within the museum and other departments to ensure consistent application of the library’s taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, and external authorities.
  • Work on taxonomy and metadata governance and standards with other departments in a collaborative and complementary way; establish processes for ongoing updates.
  • Develop taxonomies by consulting a variety of sources such as: third-party taxonomies; end users, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders; literature reviews; analysis of agency’s research, policy work, and other agency documentation; and eventually, through semi-automated methods.


  • 3+ years of experience in full-time taxonomy development that demonstrates growing complexity
  • A demonstrated understanding of the relationships between and uses of taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, metadata management and application, controlled vocabularies, and authority control
  • Comfortable taking an active and visible role representing the Museum team and its objectives to diverse stakeholders
  • Experience with taxonomy management tools such as MultiTes, TopBraid, PoolParty, Data Harmony, SmartLogic, Synaptica
  • Familiarity with library metadata standards such as AACR2-R, RDA, MARC21, MODS, Dublin Core, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and LC classification schedules
  • Ability to work closely with end users to facilitate their input into taxonomy development
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to obtain buy-in from diverse user groups, and to write technical documentation
  • Familiarity with creating and optimizing auto-categorization rules
  • Familiarity and experience with linked data concepts and standards


  • Subject matter expertise in aviation/space is preferred but not required
To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/33qco2n
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Part-time School Library Assistant, WIS Primary, NW DC

This position is located in the WIS Primary School Library at 1690 36th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. It is supervised by the Primary School teacher-librarian and reports to the Primary School Principal. The position is approximately 18 hours per week, preferably allocated to two and a half days per week. The pay rate is $18/hour. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to jobs@wis.edu.

Duties include some or all of the following:


  • Implement all aspects of library circulation and reserve services using Follett’s Destiny system and the library’s procedures
  • Correctly re-shelve materials and shelf-read when needed
  • Create detailed patron reports in Destiny
  • Prepare student id’s and manage student library bags


  • Create and edit catalog records in Destiny
  • Create reports in Destiny to facilitate collection management
  • Oversee the processing of all library materials
  • Create new-materials presentations
  • Recommend materials for withdrawal and perform withdrawals in Destiny
  • Perform inventory, if applicable
  • Mend damaged books

Library space

  • Prepare library space and computers for use (if schedule permits)
  • Maintain a neat appearance of the library and collection, including tidying shelves and student spaces throughout the day
  • Create displays, signage, decorations as needed.


  • Help students, teachers and parents in finding and accessing print and non-print resources, often using the online catalog
  • Become familiar with the collection and perform readers advisory when needed
  • Help students and teachers access information found in WIS’s subscription digital resources

Teaching and Programming

  • Supervise students using the library during their recesses and throughout the day
  • Assist with classes, including implementing classroom management methods
  • Help prepare for library classes using the collection and supplies
  • When needed, step in to read to and supervise classes
  • Assist with programming, such as author visits, assemblies and school-wide initiatives


  • Help train and supervise volunteers to satisfactorily perform library tasks: processing,shelving, shelf reading and other tasks.

Clerical and other

  • Document, receive and monitor ordered materials
  • Trouble shoot computers and printer issues; refill paper supplies as needed
  • Monitor levels of teaching and processing supplies and communicate for purchasing
  • Assist with teaching and library space scheduling using Google calendars
  • Perform other related duties, as needed

Preferred Abilities and Prior Experiences:

  • Friendly and welcoming to library patrons
  • Detail-oriented, accurate, organized and thorough
  • Effective communicator and problem-solver, able to work independently
  • Collaborative and team-oriented
  • Experienced working in an IB Primary Years Programme school
  • Experienced working on Apple devices, creating/organizing/sharing files in Google Drive and creating documents using current digital tools
  • Experienced working with primary school-aged children
  • Experienced working in libraries and/or working towards an MLS
  • French-speaker and/or Spanish-speaker
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Volunteer Coordinator (Librarian II), Beatley Central Library, Alexandria

The Beatley Central Library is seeking enthusiastic, tech-savvy candidates for a Librarian II position. The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service skills and the desire to contribute to a busy, main library. Under the supervision of the Adult Services Manager, this position is responsible for coordinating the Alexandria Library’s volunteer programs, plans special events and community outreach activities, and supervises interlibrary loan functions.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the Library’s volunteer programs to include developing training and evaluation materials and providing guidance to branch library volunteer coordinators.
  • Recruits volunteers for support work and recommends assignments that will make best use of individual skills and library needs.
  • Oversees aspects of public programming, exhibitions, and special events including planning, implementation, and logistics.
  • Become a passport processing agent and assist in passport processing.
  • Oversee a staff member in the Talking Books services.
  • May attend/represent the Library at off-site programs and events.
  • Oversees the interlibrary loan program, to include updating ILL policies and procedures, training staff on ILL processes, and compiling monthly and annual ILL statistics.
  • Processes ILL requests from Alexandria Library patrons and provides materials to other libraries using OCLC.
  • Answers any patron or system-wide inquiries related to ILL policies and procedures.
  • Answers reference questions in person, via telephone or email, and provides instruction on using the library catalog, databases and all equipment in the reference area.
  • Contributes to collection development of the adult fiction and nonfiction areas through evaluating and ordering new materials as well as weeding and maintaining current collections.
  • Serves as manager or building officer in the absence of the Adult Services Manager
  • May supervise up to five staff members (part-time Librarian I and Library Assistant positions) including interviewing, selecting, training and evaluating these staff.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be a US Citizen to qualify for Passport Training.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of automated integrated library systems and comfortable with technology.
  • Knowledge of library policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with reference services using a variety of print and electronic resources.
  • Ability to work independently to manage ILL processes.
  • Some management or supervisory experience preferred.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited A.L.A. library school and the Virginia professional library license are required.
  • At least one year of professional library experience at the level of Librarian I, experience in general reference, interlibrary loan and some supervisory experience is preferred.


Salary:                  $51,552.80 – $82,834.44 per year

The City’s promotional policy states that an employee who is promoted will be placed on the pay grade associated with their new job classification on the step held prior to promotion unless the increase exceeds 20%, in which case the employee will receive a salary adjustment of 20% plus placement on the next higher step of the new grade, or the minimum of the new grade, whichever is greater.  In no case may the employee’s salary exceed the maximum salary of the new pay grade.



Earns annual and sick leave and is eligible for health insurance, retirement, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and long-term care insurance.


Hours are scheduled to meet the needs of the Central Library and will include evenings, Saturdays and occasional Sundays.

Application instructions:

Click here to apply  attaching one document containing a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory.  Address Cover Letter to Ross Farley, HR Manager, Alexandria Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304.  Contact with questions:  703-746-1701, or careers@alexlibraryva.org.

Position Closes: 9/12/2019

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Sunday Library Assistant I – Alexandria VA Beatley Central Library

Sunday Library Assistant I

Part-Time (4 Hours a Week) – Beatley Central Library

The Alexandria Library is seeking an energetic and reliable staff member to join the Sunday Services team at the Alexandria Library as a Library Assistant I.


  • Assisting library users in routine selection and location of library materials;
  • Checking library materials in and out for library users;
  • Collecting fines and fees, issuing library cards and revising registration records;
  • Assisting patrons with the use of self-check machines, library catalogs and other databases, Internet computers, printers and copy machines;
  • Shelf-reading, inventory and withdrawal of library materials;
  • Maintenance of one or more sections of the collection; and
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Willingness to acquire some knowledge of library practices and techniques;
  • Some knowledge of and interest in literature;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public, in busy and sometimes difficult circumstances;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports;
  • Ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, without constant supervision;
  • An aptitude for customer service.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A two-year college degree;
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English and basic arithmetic and computer skills;
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities;
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 15 pounds;
  • Foreign language skills and customer service experience preferred.


4 hours per week each Sunday the Library is open for service.

Compensation:   $17.13 per hour.

This position is not eligible for benefits.


Application Instructions:

Click here to apply  attaching one document containing a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory.  Address Cover Letter to Renée DiPilato, Deputy Director of Libraries, Alexandria Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304.  Contact with questions:  703-746-1701, or careers@alexlibraryva.org.


Open Until Filled

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Technical Services Specialist, Law Library, Entry-level

The Technical Services Specialist supports the Director and entire department in maintaining the Firm’s print resource and online collection records. This individual should be organized and detail-oriented in order to successfully create and preserve adequate records for collection maintenance.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Orders and maintains library collection and related records, including those for attorney and firm-wide use.
  • Manage print and electronic periodical circulation, update labels and routing distribution lists.  Includes downloading and saving/filing digital issues and daily distribution of papers to each practice group floor in Baltimore.
  • Receive, open and sort daily mail and package deliveries. Record delivery and filing details for each specific resource into library management system and maintain accurate historical archives of this information.
  • Assist Director to complete employee departure and orientation checklists. Distribute and collect resources for new and departing Firm members.
  • Assist Director and research team with administrative tasks such as scanning, copying, billing/invoicing, filing and digital file maintenance.
  • Complete daily sweeps of all drop-off bins on each floor to collect materials for return; reshelf and shift materials as needed; communicate all replacement or acquisition recommendations.
  • Network internally with all firm colleagues in order to bolster department goals and objectives. Network externally by engaging in professional organizations in order to remain current in industry trends and developments.


  • Assist Director with collection maintenance by performing periodic weeding, shifting and clean-up of print collection.
  • Perform basic legal research to support and assist with reference requests. Assist attorneys and firm colleagues with finding print materials.
  • Repair damaged materials or order replacements from vendors as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Service oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and good judgement.
  • Strong all-round knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to work and persevere under pressure.
  • General knowledge of major legal publishers and their products/platforms.
  • Familiarity with major Library/Information cataloging systems.
  • Knowledge of print and electronic legal and non-legal research resources
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.



  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience working in a library setting; law firm experience preferred.
  • Master’s degree in Library Science preferred or enrollment in Library Science program, educational qualifications may be waived with commensurate experience.
  • Cataloging experience with Sydney Plus preferred

contact Rachel Englander at renglander@MilesStockbridge.com if interested

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Part-time library assistant-American Revolution Institute

The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati in Washington, D.C., seeks an energetic and organized person to assist with a variety of projects relating to the management and use of its library collections. The collections include early printed and manuscript material documenting the people and events of the War for Independence complemented by a modern reference collection to support broad research on the age of the American Revolution. Responsibilities include assistance with in-house and offsite researchers, paging and shelving materials from the rare and modern stacks, scanning and uploading material to our Digital Library, processing newly cataloged items in preparation for shelving and other collections management tasks. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, with graduate work in library science or related field highly desirable. Knowledge of website management and digitization protocols and French or other foreign language a plus. This is a part-time position at an hourly rate of $19.00. Staffing needed for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (18 hours a week). For further information about the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati and its library, please visit our website: www.americanrevolutioninstitute.org

To apply for the position please send your resume with a cover letter to: Ellen McCallister Clark, Library Director, The Society of the Cincinnati, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008; telephone: 202 785-2040 ext 426; email: emclark@societyofthecincinnati.org

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Library Intern, Federal Communications Commission

Library Intern – Fall 2019 – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, D.C. is seeking a Library and Information Science graduate student for the Fall 2019 term. The FCC Library is a small federal library that supports the information resource needs of the Commission by offering access to legal, legislative, economic, and engineering materials.

As a Library Intern, you will have to opportunities to engage in multiple FCC Library projects, including: creating and updating digital research guides on topics relating to the work at the Commission; assisting with collection management, interlibrary loans, and other access services; answering selected research information requests; and assisting with library marketing strategies and events.

An interest in law librarianship is preferred, but not required.

Scheduling for this position is flexible but must stay between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday thru Friday.

All interested students please send a resume and cover letter to Sheryl Todd at Sheryl.Todd@fcc.gov and cc Adam Myers at Adam.Myers@fcc.gov. The application deadline for Fall 2019 is Thursday August 15, 2019.

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Library Technician, Arlington VA Federal Agency

LAC Group is seeking a Library Technician for a position with a prestigious federal agency located in Arlington, VA. A major portion of the Library Technician’s weekly hours (50%) are projected to be dedicated to essential serials and electronic resource management and statistics gathering. The remaining time will be split between frontline library services (circulation and access services), and collection and facilities maintenance. This is a one-year, full-time (40 hours a week; Monday – Friday) benefited contract position.


  • Manage serials and electronic resources access, subscriptions, record keeping, and statistics gathering for required reporting
  • Conduct various circulation activities, including registering new patrons; charging items in and out of the IC, shelving materials
  • Enhance discovery and maintain the appearance of the library collection by replacing labels, repairing and deaccessioning damaged materials
  • Shelf read print book collections, general stacks maintenance
  • Handle general IC facility maintenance and support; Open or close the IC as required
  • Perform basic cataloging of foreign language items
  • Assist patrons with the use of the online catalog and various digital tools
  • Support patrons with technology support such as printing, making copies and using the digital sender, referring patrons to appropriate IT support when needed
  • Other project support as needed


  • An Associates degree is required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Must have at least 3 years of on-the-job responsibility and experience, conducting the same or similar functions as described in the job description
  • US Citizenship required and ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance
To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2GNIJ9w
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Reference Librarian, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel Library

The Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel Library is seeking a full-time Reference Librarian to join the staff in Washington, D.C.

The position announcement is available on USAJOBS:

Librarian (Law/Reference/Online Research)

Announcement Number: CCVL-19-D108

Pay Scale/Series/Grade: GS-1410-12

Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

                Location: Washington, D.C.

Closing Date: 08/15/2019

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Senior Library Associate, George Washington University (GW) Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI)

The George Washington University (GW) Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI) is searching for a Senior Library Associate to work within the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC). The Senior Library Associate accessions and processes archival collections, hires and manages student assistants performing similar functions, participates in digitization initiatives, coordinates and manages retrieval of new acquisitions, participates in SCRC operational planning and decision-making, and supports public services operations through reference desk shifts, and pop-up exhibit and instruction support.

Full job posting:


Salary: $47,500 – $ 52,500 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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