Library Technician, Nat’l Agriculture Library

Location:  Beltsville, Maryland

Description:  Hedgelan Consulting seeks a qualified and highly motivated Library Technician to support our Federal client on-site in Beltsville, Maryland.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform bibliographic searching using print and online sources including NAL’s Agricola and Dictionary catalogs and OCLC.
  • Submit and manage interlibrary borrowing requests in OCLC, Docline, and NAL’s Relais document delivery management system.
  • Process loans from NAL’s collection and for interlibrary borrowing requests using Voyager, OCLC, and NAL’S Relais document delivery management system.
  • Retrieve materials from NAL stacks to fill user requests.
  • Back up Senior Library Technicians
  • Code requests appropriately for material not held by NAL
  • Register new patrons; transfers records to Voyager and verifies them in the Voyager Circulation subsystem
  • Monitor Relais Receive FTP and processes documents received
  • Sort material in pre-shelving and shelves materials in the stacks
  • Clean shelves and dusts collection materials and participates in shifts over 8 shelves
  • Perform shifts of up to 8 shelves, as required
  • Weed crowded areas in accordance with NAL guidelines

Minimum Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Associates Degree from accredited college or technical institute with 16 credits in library science or computer science. 
  • Minimum of one year of experience in library services.
  • Experience with Integrated Library Systems (ILS), collection management, collection maintenance, and base preservation techniques.
  • Base knowledge of sources of reference and bibliographical materials.
  • Ability to use and explain library facilities, including catalogs, and other reference aids.
  • Ability to deal effectively with volunteers and non-professional staff in instructing them in use of library. 
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system. 
  • Attention to detail, a good command of written English, and the ability to multi-task across tasks and projects with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to diverse groups of people.
  • Strong customer service skills.   
  • Ability to handle many different projects at any given time.
  • Knowledge and experience of records management and information practices and procedures of a records management system.
  • Experience with large and complex filing systems, research procedures, and database entry.
  • Highly organized, accurate and attention to detail in the review, classification, and distribution of documents, books, maps, and other library artifacts.

Desired Technical Skills

  • Experience or basic working knowledge with the following systems:
    • Online Computer Library Center’s national bibliographic utility (OCLC)
    • Voyager
    • Relais
    • Internet search engines
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word)
    • Adobe Acrobat
    • FedEx, UPS, and USPS online shipping tools

Employment Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and comply with all requirements of the company substance abuse policy.

How to Apply:

Company Overview:

  • Hedgelan Consulting is a Federal contracting firm that provides the Federal Government with a variety of services and support.  Service offerings include administrative staffing support, library support services, records management, workforce development, including succession planning, information technology support, facilities support and acquisitions support. 
  • Hedgelan is an SBA-certified woman-owned, small-disadvantaged business that is HUBZone certificated. 
This entry was posted in Jobs, MLIS Not Required. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.