Library/Archive Assistant – Franciscan Monastery – Washington, DC

As archivist-librarian here at the Franciscan Monastery, I hope to find an able CUA-SLIS graduate student to assist me in the library (especially cataloguing and shelving books, and inventorying duplicates) and in the archive (including processing artifacts and labeling) twice a week.  Continue reading

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Digital Services Specialist – Georgetown University – Washington, DC

Under the supervision of the Digital Services Librarian, the Digital Services
Specialist participates in the addition, maintenance, and expansion of digital
library and institutional repository collections and content. Continue reading

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Digital Production Librarian – Howard University – Washington, DC

Coordinates digital reformatting operations for the Moorland-Spingarn Research
Center and Howard University Libraries that preserve and improve access to
library, manuscript, and archival collections in all formats and that conform
to digital library standards and best practices. Contributes to the development and implementation of the Library and MSRC’s digitization programs.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

* Coordinates the daily operations of the Digital Production Center,
including digitization, color management, and quality control

* Designs, documents, and oversees efficient digital production
workflows supporting the creation of digital objects that conform to
digital library standards

* Contributes to the development of policies, guidelines, and best
practices; maintains documentation on digitization best practices and
digital preservation policies and implements same.

* Actively participates in the development of a digital preservation strategy for the MSRC and the Library.

* Investigates and recommends digitization hardware and software;
monitors and maintains specialized hardware and software to capture,
manipulate, and save images.

* Takes part in additional departmental activities such as metadata
creation and migration, digital project consulting, and outreach.

* Evaluates requirements of digitization projects and makes recommendations for appropriate methods of capture.

* Trains and manages digitization staff; trains and supervises student employees.

* Communicates with vendors on issues related to hardware, software,
and digitization of special formats such as audio and video; works with
digitization vendors to establish project requirements and ensure
quality of digital objects.

* Participates in committees and work groups of the Library, MSRC, and
the University at regional and national organizations as appropriate.

* Demonstrates and facilitates effective communication throughout the Library, MSRC, and across the University.



* Master in Library Science (MLS) degree from a program accredited by
the American Library Association or foreign equivalent by time of
appointment or a graduate degree in the Social Sciences with experience
in digitization.

* Background or experience in digitization in a production oriented
digital studio environment; or experience in the imaging of two-and/ or
three- dimensional objects for cultural heritage institutions.

* Knowledge of a wide range of digital library standards, particularly best practices for digitization.

* Experience using and supporting numerous types of digital imaging equipment including flatbed scanners and digital cameras.

* Project management skills.

* Experience handling archives/ special collections/ institutional records.


* Ability to color-calibrate monitors; experience using objective and
subjective quality control assessments and performing color correction
and image manipulation using standard digital imaging software.

* Familiarity with a variety of metadata standards, including MODS, METS, MIX, and VRA Core 4.0.

* Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ability to work
closely with colleagues from all Library and MSRC departments and with
students, faculty, staff and University administrators.

* Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals.

* Commitment to further the University’s mission of diversity and inclusion.

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Technical Services Librarian – Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health Resource Center – Landover, MD

A federal information resource center contractor has an opening for an entry-level, full-time Technical Services Librarian.  Primary duties will involve cataloging books, grey literature and journal citations for a specialized library collection related to health disparities issues.  Tasks will include identifying documents, editing catalog records, and processing documents either as digital or print content for the collection. This person will provide occasional support for reference services for federal staff, and assist in developing content for the website.

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required.  Previous experience in library database maintenance and integrated library systems software is a plus.  Excellent writing ability and attention to detail required, along with strong Internet and database search skills. Looking for a motivated worker with ability to work independently, in a fast paced, multi-cultural environment.  This position requires good verbal communication skills and the ability to interact well with a diverse professional staff and the public.  This work requires some physical labor, including pulling documents from higher bookshelves, and occasional lifting or shifting boxes of up to 40 pounds.  The position is located in Landover, Maryland, near the New Carrollton Metro Stop.  Free parking is available.

For information on how to apply, go to

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Library Assistant – Washington International School Primary School – Washington, DC

Washington International School Primary School is hiring a part-time
library assistant. The position will be approximately 15 hours per week,
scheduled in the early afternoons Monday through Friday. Continue reading

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Library Assistant – Catholic University of America – Washington, DC

Reporting to the Architecture and Planning Librarian the Assistant will support the work of the Architecture and Planning Library by assisting in management of student assistants, collection management and providing service to the library’s patrons.

Essential Responsibilities Include: With the Architecture and Planning Librarian and the ARPL library technician, assist in hiring and training student assistants. Run student time sheet reports. Assists in managing activities at the public service desk: charges and discharges materials; answering the phone, responds to patron inquiries.

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree is required. A minimum of six (6) months of office or customer service experience required. Academic library experience preferred. Proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, and Access).
Must possess excellent communication skills. Excellent interpersonal communication with the ability to work with diverse staff and patrons. Ability to work accurately with detail.

This is a permanent part time (20 hours a week) position

For more information and for instructions on how to apply for this position please click on the link below

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Reference Librarian – Trinity Washington University – Washington, DC

The Sister Helen Sheehan Library at Trinity Washington University seeks
an excellent reference librarian to join its service-oriented staff.
This librarian will assume primary responsibility for the promotion and
delivery of library instruction and services to Trinity’s students and
faculty, and assist in the development of the Library’s collections. Continue reading

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Library Assistant – Special Council Information Governance – Arlington, VA

Job Description: Special Counsel Information Governance (formerly TRAK Records and Library) is recruiting for a current MSLIS student for a Library Assistant role with a client in Arlington, VA (Crystal City metro). Continue reading

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Metadata Librarian – Federal Reserve Board of Governors Research Library – Washington, DC

The attached link is for a contract position at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Research Library, working with a team to create an institutional repository of published and non-published internal research.   Continue reading
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Curatorial Assistant – Folger’s Shakespeare Library – Washington, DC

Job Description: The Folger Shakespeare Library, a premier research library located in Washington, DC, seeks a Curatorial Assistant to join an institution dedicated to outreach, education, and research. Continue reading

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