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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Technical Information Specialist, Bethesda, MD

CALIBRE Systems, Inc., an employee-owned management consulting and digital transformation company, is looking for a Technical Information Specialist to support a Federal client at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

The Technical Information Specialist will provide technical support and user education for user account management systems provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These systems include My NCBI for managing user preferences, formulating, saving and scheduling searches; My Bibliography for managing publication lists and NIH Public Access compliance; and SciENcv for managing NIH and/or NSF Biosketches for grant applicants.

This position is an excellent opportunity to use state-of-the-art computer systems and gain experience using bioinformatics tools developed by a leading computational biology research group.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide e-mail assistance to users of NCBI’s account management systems, including questions related to creating and managing accounts, complying with NIH/NSF grant reporting requirements and adding publications to My Bibliography.
  • Collect and report common problems reported by users and work with design and development groups to devise solutions.
  • Participate in the ongoing design discussions of additional user account services, including new tools for sharing and interacting with NCBI content.
  • Develop educational content, including webinars, tutorials, videos, blog posts and social media content for educating users about these account management systems.

 

Required Skills

  • Online searching of scientific databases
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Must be able to obtain a NIH Public Trust

Desired skills:

  • Familiarity with UNIX/LINUX operating systems
  • Familiarity with modern web design and social media sites
  • Masters in Library Science/Library and Information Science preferred

 

CALIBRE and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports transitioning service members, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package. To be considered, please apply via our website at www.calibresys.com. Come join our dynamic team. #CALIBRECareers #SPEARCareers

https://jobs.silkroad.com/calibresys/httpscalibresyscareerssilkroadcom/jobs/3358

 

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Public Health Librarian – University of Washington Libraries

Working in a collaborative, team environment, under the direction of the Assistant Director of Clinical Research & Data Services, the Public Health Librarian is a creative, flexible and analytical individual that can provide support for the School of Public Health and its associated departments.  The person in this position cultivates productive relationships in order to integrate library resources and services into the curriculum, research, and clinical operations of the UW health sciences community. The Public Health Librarian will also develop and promote library services and resources; participate in professional and scholarly organizations and activities; pursue personal professional development; and maintain awareness of evolving trends in library and information science related to health sciences.

To see the full notice of vacancy and to apply, go to apply.interfolio.com/75094

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Technical Information Specialist (Dietitian) – Beltsville, MD

LAC Group is seeking a Registered Dietitian for the position of Technical Information Specialist to work on a food science research and reference team at a major Federal library in the Beltsville, MD area. The Specialist will be responsible for providing research and reference assistance to staff and the general public through a wide range of research techniques, methods, and sources that pertain to human nutrition and food science. This is an ongoing full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract position.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with numerous information technology resources and platforms including research and bibliographic databases, content management systems and more to help keep a nutrition-focused web portal up-to-date.
  • Utilize drupal content management system to update numerous web pages.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a Registered Dietitian (or in progress towards the degree)
  • 1-2 years of experience using information technology platforms (content management systems, research databases, HTML, CSS); programming experience is a plus
  • Bachelor or Masters in Food Science, Nutrition or related field
  • Experience with providing outreach through social media
  • Knowledge of research and reference techniques; ability to assist patrons in utilizing and interpreting resources
  • Knowledge of social media, including writing for the web
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to express complex scientific ideas in clear, easy to understand the language

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/2WibROB

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Metadata Specialist – Washington, DC

LAC Group seeks a Metadata Specialist for an on-site position at a prestigious federal museum in the Washington, DC area. The individual selected will provide analysis and transformation of cultural heritage metadata and use a variety of automated and manual techniques to cleanse, transform, and modify cultural heritage metadata in a collection management system. This is a 40-hour a week, on-site, benefited position.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement complex data analyses to develop crosswalks and data transformations
  • Review and analyze location data within institutional content management system using data analytical tools to index, assess, and identify mapping of locations
  • Prepare recommendations for data transformation
  • Present findings in easy-to-comprehend written summaries, spreadsheets, and data visualizations
  • Provide additional data services as needed: data cleaning, data transformation and migration of datasets

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management, Information Science, or Statistics
  • Two years experience performing comparable work involving data cleansing, analysis, transformation, etc.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with data modeling, database design, and data mining, data transformation
  • Experience with one or more collection management system (CMS) used for cultural heritage materials, e.g. Mimsy XG, The Museum System, PastPerfect, CatalogIt, etc.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with statistical analysis methods, tools, and platforms (Excel, SQL, XML, XSLT, SPSS)
 

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/3d5Zqf1

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BRANCH MANAGER – Arlington, Virginia

Position Information

Arlington County’s Public Library is seeking an innovative and experienced Branch Manager to lead the Shirlington branch library in managing daily operations and customer service delivery. We invite candidates who are strategic thinkers and problem solvers, have strong interpersonal, organizational, leadership and communication skills, and are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive space for culture and connection.

Specific duties include:

  • Contributing to the Library’s strategic plan and evaluation of policies, programs and procedures;
  • Supervising and developing staff;
  • Overseeing the Branch collections and collaborating with the Material Management Division to ensure the collection is current, relevant and reflects community needs;
  • Developing and maintaining community contacts;
  • Creating and implementing programs and services that meet the needs of the community;
  • Managing resources effectively and efficiently; and
  • Participating in a variety of teams/workgroups/committees that further the library mission.

The ideal candidate is knowledgeable of current public library trends, technologically savvy, able to initiate and manage change, and committed to providing excellent customer and informational service to a diverse spectrum of customers of all ages and backgrounds.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Masters’ Degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university plus three years of professional experience providing direct public service in a library which includes at least one year of experience managing a facility or leading a team.

Desirables: Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Managing a public library facility or service for a diverse community;
  • Direct supervision and evaluation of staff performance;
  • Working with staff and patrons to develop library services and programs that meet the needs of the community;
  • Working cross departmentally to collaborate on major initiatives, projects or services; and/or
  • Evolving or re-imagining public library services and/or facilities.

Special Requirements

Must possess or be eligible for a Virginia Librarian’s Certificate.

Additional Information

Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours per week, may include some evening and weekend work. Actual work schedule is determined by the needs of the work location and assignment may change over time. The current vacancy is at the Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave.

The official title of this position is Librarian Supervisor.

Apply here

 

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LIBRARIAN, PARTNERSHIP AND PROGRAMS – Arlington, Virginia

Position Information

Arlington County’s Central Library is seeking a librarian with a passion for programming and exemplary customer service to help shape the future of the Library’s public programming and partnerships.

Specific duties include:

  • Working with a system-wide team to plan, create and deliver programming for the new library bookmobile in coordination with programming staff county-wide;
  • Working with internal and county partners to create new initiatives and partnerships;
  • Building partnerships with area organizations and businesses;
  • Managing the library’s volunteer program and coordinating with branch volunteer coordinators; and
  • Collecting, collating, and organizing statistics for presentations and reports.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be creative, community-focused, energetic, and possess strong collaboration, leadership;
  • Have communication skills and knowledge about current and emerging trends in programming and creating partnerships in public libraries;
  • Be a self-starter who can work in a fast-paced and changing work environment; and
  • Embrace the Library’s vision of creating a thoughtful, inclusive, and dynamic community where people and ideas connect.

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 experience in one or more of the following:

  • Delivering innovative programming to a diverse community;
  • Coordinating the work of staff members and volunteers; and/or
  • Providing customer service, especially with community outreach experience.

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.

Apply here

 

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Data Librarian – McLean, VA

CENTRA Technology Inc. has open positions for Data Librarians to support a dynamic big-data focused office. Successful candidates will work in an integrated government-contractor team fusing intelligence data from multiple intelligence disciplines.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Experience managing collections of Esri file geodatabases, raster catalogs, and Oracle databases.
  • Experience cataloging data according to ISO 19139 metadata standards and with Esri metadata creation and search tools.
  • Experience using ArcGIS.
  • Familiarity with open source geospatial tools.
  • Conceptual, quantitative, organizational, research, writing, verbal communication, and graphical representation skills
  • Sound judgment and creative problem solving and independent working skills
  • Sound interpersonal and teamwork skills to work with individuals and organizations, to include varying levels and types (Government, industry, and academia)
  • Facilitation skills to bring diverse groups together on issues and reach consensus across stakeholders
  • The ability to perform complex analyses and to communicate its results using accurate, concise, and effective writing and through descriptive and graphical representations
  • Technical understanding of the systems supporting aspects of the functional areas
  • Knowledge of standard software tools including Microsoft Office and various IC workstations, as appropriate; and a demonstrated ability to learn to use and support other tools that may be added or developed as the program evolves
  • Flexibility in assisting with ad hoc tasks and in adjusting as tasks are re-prioritized

Apply here

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Research Librarian (Domestic Social Policy) – LOC, Washington, DC

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division is accepting applications under its 2020 Graduate Recruit Program for a Research Librarian. This position will be filled at the GS-09 level (see “Duties” below).

Responsibilities
ABOUT THE GRADUATE RECRUIT PROGRAM:

Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.

ABOUT CRS:

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

DUTIES FOR THIS POSITION INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Research & Library Services Section of its Domestic Social Policy Division. The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including income security, veterans benefits, health care, education, labor, housing, child welfare and nutrition assistance.

This Research Librarian position selected under this announcement is expected to provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on issues related to education and labor policy.

Candidates earning a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply.

The research librarian position carries promotion potential to the GS-13 level.

Qualifications
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

Graduate students and Library of Congress employees who meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Current enrollment in or anticipated graduation from an appropriate, accredited advanced degree program. (Library employees who already possess a graduate degree and maintain Library employment status without a break in service may be considered for appointment under the CRS Graduate Recruit Program).

For details on requirements and application please follow the ink below:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562811800

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Part-time Archivist – The American Association of University Women, Washington, DC

Summary Description: The Part-time Archivist will appraise, edit, and maintain permanent records and historically valuable documents. Archivist will also prepare items and documents for proper filing and storage and ensure preservation for future retrieval. S/he will also research activities based on historical events that have influenced the empowerment of women. This is a part-time position.

Essential Duties:

  • Develops and implements procedures for the acquisition, processing, digitization, and preservation of archival materials. Responsible for developing and maintaining Library & Archives inventory databases
  • Advises and assists researchers in the use of archival materials in research activities; interprets requirements and consults on archival information.
  • Interacts with donors of archival collections both internal and external to the organization.
  • Appraises potential collection additions and makes recommendations for acquisition of new collections and de-accessioning of existing collections.
  • Participates in development and implementation of policies and standards for the archives for the furthering of the mission of AAUW.
  • Coordinate facility tours for new hires, members, donors and public.
  • Promotes collections through online exhibits, publications, presentations, instructional sessions, and other outreach activities.
  • Maintains and updates archival database.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in History, Art History, Library Science or Records Management preferred;
  • 3 years’ minimum previous HR and/or payroll administration experience;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Meticulous organizational skills;
  • Ability to critically evaluate written documents;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment;
  • Proficient with databases intermediate Excel, Word and Power Point skills;
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple tasks and priorities and maintain work flow;
  • Ability to follow through on assigned tasks;
  • Ability to input data with reasonable speed and accuracy;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills;
  • Clear understanding and commitment to AAUW mission, goals, and objectives.

Compensation and Location:

The salary range for this part-time position is $30.00 to $38.00 per hour contingent on relevant experience. The position is based in Washington, DC.

Apply: Submit a résumé with cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications by email, indicating position title (Archivist) to hrjobs@aauw.org.

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Librarian (Cataloging) – Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Summary
The Librarian is located in the Preparation Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate (SCD), Library Services (LS) in the Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (LOC).

This position requires occasional Saturday service in the Manuscript Reading Room.

Responsibilities
The position provides innovative and effective bibliographic control of the Library’s collections and leadership to the library and information communities in the development of cataloging theory and practice. A variety of material is cataloged by the Directorate, including moving images, graphic materials, sound recordings, manuscripts and archives, electronic resources, maps, and microforms in many different languages. The cataloging is done in an electronic environment. The work of the Directorate affects the development of Library programs and the standards and principles used by librarians in government, public, and academic libraries throughout the United States. Stakeholders include Congress, scholars and the public, and the larger library and information communities.

The incumbent will have regular and ongoing access to gold-level collections. Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for a variety of Manuscript Division collection materials sometimes requiring specialized knowledge of bibliographic and subject areas. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, object records, and holdings and item records for inventory control. Accessions incoming collections to be cataloged including gifts, transfers, and purchases. Maintains and recommends enhancements to the existing automated accession database. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Resolves cataloging and accessioning problems reported by supervisor and other Division staff promptly and independently. Recommends additions and clarifications to the authority files. Identifies items which do not require cataloging (e.g., duplicates); items which are out of scope (e.g., serials); and items for which a record already exists.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with supervisor and Division staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging procedures. Offers suggestions and advice on operational and technical challenges including those involving EAD, the Library’s integrated library system, and its web strategy plan. Collaborates with staff in planning and implementing the following team activities: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists in the training of others on matters related to cataloging, EAD, the integrated library system, its web strategy plan, and other emerging descriptive and metadata standards issues. Assists others inside and outside the Library with subject and cataloging problems.

Analyzes and organizes specialized information to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies library and archival standards, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues. Evaluates and selects procedures to meet specialized information requirements. Evaluates work to determine priorities. Identifies, examines, and evaluates information resources in the area of specialization. Reviews and revises work to provide initial quality control and aid in the training process.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 393988.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to perform cataloging duties for collection materials with specialized knowledge of bibliographic and subject areas. **

Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide liaison and consultation services.

Knowledge of library cataloging rules, practices and procedures**

Ability to analyze and organize information and archival manuscript materials.

Ability to utilize information technology and online systems.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education
Additional information
Although it is the Library’s policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant’s college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library’s Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

A “Not to Exceed“ (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans’ Preference will not be considered in the application process.

All detailed information and application in the link below:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562347400

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