Information Systems Division Director / Library Associate Director – National Agricultural Library – Washington, DC

Dear Colleagues,

The National Agricultural Library is currently recruiting the position of director of the Information Systems Division / Associate Director of the National Agricultural Library.

The Information Systems Division is responsible for the design and operation of information systems within the National Agricultural Library; the development of long-range plans for the dissemination of electronic information; and inter-agency and intra-agency coordination and planning activities involving information technology at USDA.

The incumbent serves as head of the Information Systems Division with administrative and management responsibility for the division, including development and maintenance of computer and network systems, implementation of national standards in information technology, quality assurance for NAL databases, information security and privacy, and developing and managing NAL’s web presence.

The deadline for applications is Monday, December 12, 2016.

Please consider applying for this position yourself – or forwarding this announcement through your professional networks to candidates who might be interested in this position.

You can see the full announcement, including how to apply, here:

Below is a short overview of the duties, and the grade and salary of the position:

Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for maintaining full awareness of IT advances in libraries and the wider information management environment so as to perform strategic-level technology assessments and provide expert advice and leadership in successfully making major systems or fundamental work process changes.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of current, and tracks the emergence of new, programming languages and applications development approaches to improve NAL’s information management posture.
  • Participates in the development of plans and policies for national and international cooperation in the creation and distribution of agricultural information.
  • Participates with the Director, NAL, and other key NAL officials in establishing policies, programs, plans and budgets for NAL.

Series and Grade, and Salary Range

This is a supervisory information technology specialist position, GS-2210-15, with a pay range of $128,082 and $160,300 per year.

Again, I hope you will consider applying for this important leadership position at the National Agricultural Library, or forwarding this announcement to candidates who might be interested in this position.

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Archivist – Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) – Washington, DC

Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) is seeking an experienced Archivist for the Washington, D.C. office. This individual must be available 3-4 hours a day. Responsibilities include: preserving and organizing existing records of the office, and implementing a system whereby this occurs as records are created. Hill experience preferred, but not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to

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Document Analyst – LAC Federal – Washington, DC

LAC Federal is seeking a Document Analyst to perform document processing and collection development for an internationally-focused government agency’s knowledge repository in the Washington, D.C. area. This is a full-time (40 hours per week; MondayFriday), benefited position.


  • You will collect a variety of electronic, paper, and multimedia materials from multiple agencies and departments on a daily basis;
  • You will analyze the newly acquired documents and data against pre-defined criteria for processing and ingest into agency document clearinghouse, including Sec 508 compliance;
  • You will digitize, transcode analog materials to a format acceptable to the Agency;
  • You will scan, proof, convert, and optimize a variety of different electronic, paper and multimedia formats and sizes of materials (i.e. maps, oversize illustrative books, newsletters, pictures) for inclusion into the knowledge repository,
  • You will optimize various formats as well as sizes of materials i.e. maps, oversized
  • You will review flagged materials for Personally Identifiable Information and removes it when found;
  • You will work on file management including but not limited to copying or removing sensitive materials on a secure drive in a timely manner;
  • You will keep track of items stored, removed, and destroyed at the Iron Mountain storage facility;
  • You will respond to requests for help in submitting materials, searching, locating documents, and other queries;
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, with 3 years of progressive responsibility in word processing, the internet, database and other information technology, including document scanner software and technology
  • Must be able to use optical character recognition (OCR) software to make PDF documents searchable
  • Experience in loading data and scanning source documents into a computerized database and converting electronic documents, spreadsheets, and other files into Adobe Acrobat Reader pdf file format required
  • Knowledge of document management functions such as disposition, indexing, retrieving and archiving of electronic document management technologies
  • U.S. citizenship required, active secret-level security clearance a plus


Please visit our website to apply:


LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce. 

LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions and prominent government agencies.

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Senior Records Manager – LAC Federal – Washington, DC

LAC Federal seeks a dynamic candidate to serve as Senior Records Manager for a small Federal Agency in Washington, DC.  This is a full-time, flexible hours, position with benefits. Candidate must be able to pass a background check.
For immediate consideration, please apply on our website


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Expert knowledge of and skills in applying analytical and evaluative method  and techniques to assess the records and knowledge needs of the Board now and in the future in order to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of various Record  Management, Knowledge Management and change management processes;
  • Maintains a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art technology, particularly advances in records and knowledge systems, as well as, expert knowledge of the training, readiness, and mission, technology, instructional processes, and organizational relationships in order to develop and manage the agency’s record management program;
  • Expert management, administrative, and communications skills in order to function as a change agent within the organization;
  • Expert knowledge of records management and knowledge management concepts, processes, tools, foundation technologies, methodologies, visual communication techniques, Internet/Intranet publishing enterprise, and best practices in order streamline the Board’s record management process;
  • Knowledge of record keeping issues associated with the creation, maintenance, and use, and the position of electronic records in order to provide input to and develop program plans and policies for knowledge- management application of shared corporate information resources, including data warehousing, storage, and retrieval;
  • Skill to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations where the proposals may require extensive changes to established procedures and/or may be in conflict with the desires of the area in question. Excellent verbal and written skills required in order to write documents and make presentations at all levels of audiences.
  • Ability to understand and apply the applicable laws, regulations, including, the FOlA (5 USC 552) and its legislative history, the Privacy Act (5 USC 552a), Executive Orders, National Security Council directives, court decision in Records Management and Privacy Act lawsuits and policies enunciated by policy level official  in the U.S. Government. Other guidelines consist of the U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations, and other guidance provided by oversight agencies such as the National Archives and Record  Administration (NARA), the Office of Management and Budget, the General Accounting Office, the General Services Administration the National Institute of Standards and Technology, other Federal agencies, and policies and regulation. Guidelines are sometimes generally stated, may provide ambiguous guidance which often requires judgment and are not always directly applicable to problems encountered; and
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative, independent judgment and discretion in interpreting, applying and adapting guidelines while providing direction to the Board;
  • Proficient in spoken and written English;
  • Organizational ability, meticulous accuracy, and attention to detail;
  • Skilled use of the Internet and personal computers; and
  • Experience with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and layout software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat).Experience supervising or performing copyright clearance workflow

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions and prominent government agencies

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Reference Librarian – LAC Federal – Washington, DC

LAC Federal is seeking a Reference Librarian with experience in Business Intelligence and Market Analysis to work for a Federal library in the Washington, DC area. This is a long term full time benefited position.
For immediate consideration, please apply on our website


  • You will provide research/reference services focused on international business development, finance, economics, environmental policy, foreign investment, energy, and law.
  • You will perform Character Reference research and keep the on-line Intranet page for the website up-to-date.
  • You will participate in marketing and outreach of the library services meeting with user groups and helps to curate and distribute information and news alerts on relevant topics.
  • Other duties include tracking usage statistics, participation in special projects as assigned.


  • Degree in Business, Information Management, or an MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • Professional knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles and techniques of librarianship in order to provide effective reference support.
  • A solid foundation in basic principles of research combining electronic and print resources to providing both quick solutions and in-depth research.
  • Ability to identify or devise unorthodox and creative research approaches to respond to project related requests.
  • Knowledge of international business or related topics such as company intelligence, finance, economics, industry sectors and environmental issues.
  • Proficiency with a variety of generalized and specialized electronic information systems including LexisNexis and Factiva (command versions preferred).
  • Proficiency and practical experience using Microsoft Office Suite especially Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Proficiency with general Internet search techniques.
  • Must be open to taking direction and able to follow established policies/procedures.
  • Experienced in prioritizing projects, meeting deadlines and contributing effectively within a small group environment.
  • Responses to client requests will be organized, concise and will highlight key issues/data.
  • Must be team oriented with excellent interpersonal communications skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within the library and with library clientele.
  • Ability to work in a fast -paced, information intense environment

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions and prominent government agencies.

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Reference Librarian – Executive Office of the President – Washington, DC

Link to job post

Job Description

Job Summary

About the Agency

If you are a status candidate, please apply under OA-17-02-KJ-MP.

Begin a challenging and exciting career with the Executive Office of the President (EOP) providing support to the President of the United States. The EOP has responsibility for tasks ranging from communicating the President’s message to the American people to promoting our trade interests abroad. The EOP comprises the White House, Executive Residence, Office of the Vice President, Office of the United States Trade Representatives, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Office of Management and Budget, National Security Council, Council on Environmental Quality, Council of Economic Advisers, and the Office of Administration. The Office of Administration (OA) provides a full array of customer-based services to the EOP. To learn more about OA, please visit

This position is located in the Executive Office of the President (EOP), Office of Administration (OA), Library and Research Services Division. The Reference Librarian provides information and research services to officials and staff of the Executive Office of the President (EOP). Subject areas referenced include government-wide and/or national and international issues relating to policy-making at the highest levels of the Executive Branch of the federal government.

**Notice: More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.

Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.


As a Librarian (Reference) at the GS-1410, 9/11, you will perform the following:

  • Responds to reference and research requests requiring provision of definitive and authoritative information. Uses primary and secondary sources to locate and select appropriate materials. Subject areas include political science, government, law, business administration, international relations and public administration.
  • Performs literature searches and complies bibliographies, using both print and electronic resources and other databases.
  • Aggregates content from a variety of sources and synthesizes information to create customized products for clients.
  • Serves as web content manager for the library’s intranet site and is responsible for maintaining, updating, and enhancing web content, which includes information about library services, research guides, news posts, database listings, homepage features, and more. This content may come in many formats, such as text, video, images, and audio.
  • Responsible for coordinating regular web content contributions from other library staff to ensure that appropriate and fresh content is produced and posted in a timely manner.
  • Contributes to the design and development of a wide range of user guides and training materials for EOP staff. Materials are created to assist clients in understanding how to use electronic resources or learn a library procedure.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Must be a US Citizen or National
  • Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959
  • At least 18 years old
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a TOP Secret security clearance
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug test
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY CLOSE DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All Librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education. Applicants must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs A or B below.

A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;


B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Examples of specialized experience are:

For the GS-09: Professional knowledge of the theories, objectives, principles and techniques of librarianship; knowledge of library collections, primary and secondary sources, and research techniques to locate and select appropriate materials needed to supply information requested; ability to perform a wide variety of assignments under extremely short time constraints and deadlines.

For the GS-11: Knowledge of web content management principles and best practices, such as plain language, usability, and user-center design. Knowledge of commercially available web content management tools and related systems, including WYSIWYG editors and image and document editing tools (i.e., Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Professional).

EDUCATION SUBSTITUTE: Education must demonstrate the applicant obtained the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. One year of full-time graduate level education is considered 18 semester hours.

For the GS-09: Must possess 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position.

For the GS-11: Must possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position. NOTE: Additional Education and Experience Requirements for Positions at GS-9 and Above. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

A. A full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that meets all academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree that included at least 24 semester hours in the specialized field for which the applicant is be considered. Four years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and expressions of the appropriate discipline or subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; ability to acquire additional information about the field and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field.


B. Four years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and explosions of the appropriate discipline or subject-matter field; as understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; ability to acquire additional information about the field and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field.

Such experience should be equivalent to that which would have acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year curriculum in an accredited college or university with major study in appropriate subjects, or combination of subjects, as specified in (a) above.


C. Any time equivalent combination of experience as described in (c) with education as described in (a) or (b) above; Please see “Qualifications Required” for requirements of the position.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information

What To Expect Next

After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and may interview the best qualified applicants. After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a security background investigation and drug screening. If the drug screening is negative and security background is cleared, then a formal job offer will be extended to candidate.

You will be notified four times during the hiring process:
1. Upon receipt of your application.
2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.
3. After the certificate(s) is issued.
4. After the final selection(s) is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement:
Employment Information Resources – Resource Center:


Other Information

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 member copy 4 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must also submit an SF-15, “Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference” plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference (see

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 87 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information:

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the CLOSE DATE to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account. Click herefor the USAJOBS website.
  • You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the CLOSE DATE.
  • You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
  • To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

It is applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded (i.e., resume, veteran’s documentation, completed assessment, and SF-50’s) is received and accurate. Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application. If a document is not in legible format, applicant will not be able to view it in Application Manager which means the applicant must again upload the documentation by the closing date of this announcement.

Application packages will NOT be accepted via mail. Due to security processes, mail delivery takes approximately 2-3 weeks to process at which time the vacancy announcement will be closed and no further consideration will be given to additional application packages.

How You Will Be Evaluated

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.

Best Qualified (BQ) ? Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrates exceptional experience in most of the requirements of the position.
Well Qualified (WQ) ? Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrates strong experience in most of the requirements of the position.
Qualified (Q) – Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meets the requirements of the position either through experience or education

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Knowledge of theories, objectives, principles, and techniques of librarianship equivalent to that represented by the Master of Science degree in Library Science.
  • Knowledge of the tools and techniques of library and information science. Skill in using a wide variety of information technology tools and other electronic resources including the Internet.
  • Knowledge of the literature and information sources and research techniques in the subject areas related to the missions of an organization (i.e. economics, political science, U.S. government, law and legislation, public administration, international relations, business administration & management).
  • Knowledge of web content management principles and best practices, such as plain language, usability, and user-center design.
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, XML, and RSS, including the ability to make minor changes to code as needed.

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans’ preference points or apply the “rule of three,” but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

Required Documents

  • Resume

Resume which must include the following information: announcement number and job title for which you are applying; beginning and ending dates (mo/yr) for paid or non-paid work experience; and average number of hours worked per week.

Education – If you are qualifying based on positive education, please provide a copy of your college transcript or an appropriate course listing. The transcript may be unofficial or photocopy at time of application, but MUST provide the original if selected.
Completed Occupational Questionnaire

Special Appointing Authority ? Separate referral lists will be generated for applicants eligible to be appointed under a non-competitive special appointing authority. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not need to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility, please read the information below and click on the appropriate link for additional details.

Schedule A – The EOP welcomes and encourages applications from individuals with disabilities. The federal government has a streamlined hiring process for individuals with disabilities, known as Schedule A. To learn more about Schedule A and eligibility requirements please visit:

Other miscellaneous hiring authorities information may be found at:

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Research Analyst – Dentons US LLP – Atlanta, GA

We have an opening in our Atlanta office.  Please use the link below to apply.

Dentons US LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with more than 900 lawyers in the United States. The firm is seeking a full-time Research Analyst for the Atlanta office. This position performs in-depth legal research, and other legal, business and competitive intelligence research support as needed to support the lawyers, paralegals and other staff.


  • Provide complex business and legal research services to the firm’s lawyers and staff as part of the firm-wide research team.
  • Assist lawyers, professionals and support staff in conducting research using online and other research materials and technologies available at the Firm.
  • Prepare alerts and resource awareness communications for internal clients.
  • Conduct orientations regarding research services procedures and uses for new personnel.
  • Share expertise, resources awareness and service delivery best practices and innovation concepts with Department peers.
  • Support information access and decision making tools analysis, design, implementation and support initiatives of the Firm’s Knowledge Management Department.
  • Log research and other productive time in the Firm’s research tracking and knowledge base system.
  • Manage claims and invoices for purchases for the Atlanta library. Supervise the technical services assistant and filer.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Experience & Qualifications

  • 3+ years of research and analysis experience in a law firm, professional services or corporate law firm research environment.
  • Masters of Library Science degree, J.D., or equivalent professional experience.
  • Knowledge of standard legal research sources both in print and online.
  • Strong client and team interpersonal and consensus generating collaboration skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, perform under tight time deadlines and flexibly adjust to changing priorities.

Dentons offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We are an Affirmative Action Employer. Dentons adheres to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Apply now

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Part-time Reference Librarian – Loyola Notre Dame Library – Baltimore, MD

Loyola Notre Dame Library is seeking a part-time reference librarian.  This individual will work evenings and weekends, 10-16 hours/week under the direction of the Head of Access, Research & Learning.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Staffs the research/information desk; responds to faculty, student, and staff requests for information in person, via phone, email, or chat.
  2. Assists faculty and students in finding materials and information using print and non-print sources with the online catalog, databases, related software and internet use.
  3. Assists circulation staff with patrons as needed.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Ability to gain a thorough knowledge of Loyola Notre Dame Library’s policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of the Loyola Notre Dame Library to the public and establish good working relationships with colleagues, students, and faculty.
  3. Familiar with the principles, practices, and procedures for academic library service and the ability to interpret them to the staff and the public.
  4. Familiar with reference services, practices, and procedures.


  1. ALA accredited master’s degree or a current student enrolled in an ALA accredited master’s degree program
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  3. Strong interpersonal communication skills
  4. Strong public service orientation

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, is a recently admitted member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves two universities: Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning while Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total population of 7,448 FTE that includes 5,540 FTE at Loyola and 1,908 FTE at Notre Dame.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Part-Time Reference Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator:

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Library Intern – Joint World Bank-IMF Library – Washington, DC

Job posting (.docx)

Also see this posting on our practicum opportunities page!



The Corporate Services and Facilities Department (CSF) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is offering an internship opportunity. The internship program aims to provide graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire cutting edge work experience in the context of an international organization.


Internships take place at the IMF’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Internship assignments range from 3 to 6 months. During this period, interns work under the supervision of an experienced CSF staff. Currently, we are specifically seeking an intern to assist with projects at the Joint Bank-Fund Library (Joint Library).

The intern will be responsible for three projects.

  1. Enhance the capability of the Joint Library to fulfil the high demand for economic and financial data and analytical reports.
    1. Process economic and financial data requests.
    2. Interview requesters to understand data and format requirements.
    3. Identify the best sources for the data. Review database documentation and contact the provider if necessary.
    4. Download files and send results to the requester with an explanation of the methodology.
  2. Search ratings databases (Moody’s, S&P, and Fitch) for sovereigns, banks, and companies.
    1. Provide full text of issuer reports, as requested by users.
    2. Download periodic historical ratings summaries as soon as they are released. Send files to requesters.
  3. Track level of effort and training hours needed to answer data and report questions (#1 and 2, above).  Analyze research requests for quantity and level of effort in order to identify growth and library staffing needs.
  4. Contribute to the enhancement of the findability of e-book collections in the Joint Library discovery system. Evaluate options for metadata, and make recommendations.

The internship offers the student insights into the environment and culture of a world class special library. The intern will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work, gain hands-on experience with different library systems, and help manage a survey for client feedback.



Students interested in applying for the CSF Internship Program should have the following qualifications:

  • Current enrollment in a graduate-level MLS or MLIS program. The student must plan to return to school upon completion of their internship assignments, or, alternatively, may participate in the internship part-time while enrolled in school.
  • Outstanding grades.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency with economic databases preferred.
  • Excellent command of English (both written and oral); language(s) other than English a plus.
  • Interest in working in a multicultural environment.

The CSF Internship Program does not guarantee further employment with the IMF upon completion of the internship or graduation. Nonetheless, successful interns could be considered if a suitable opening arises in the future.


Selection Process

Interns are selected on a competitive basis. Candidates are short-listed based on their qualifications, their field of specialization, their academic performance record, and their interest. The selection decision, based on how well the candidate’s studies align with the department’s work, is made by the hiring managers.


Salary and Benefits

Interns receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Round-trip economy class air travel to Washington, D.C. from their duty station (university)
  • Limited-term visa is provided for non-US and non-resident candidates
  • Limited medical insurance coverage
  • Information to help interns locate suitable accommodation in the Washington area


How to Apply

As the IMF values diversity, qualified candidates having diverse academic or cultural background are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in being considered for the CSF Internship Program, please fill the on-line application form on the IMF website  (Job ID 1600036). In addition, send an e-mail to to indicate that you have submitted an application and that you saw the ad at the [Department of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America].  Please note that the IMF will only consider applications submitted online.

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Program Analyst – Office of the Secretary – Washington, DC

Good morning,

We have an opening in the DC Office of Public Records, and I would love to see applications from CUA LIS folks. It is not a records management or archives job, per se, but is ideal for a records manager or archivist looking to expand their policy and project management experience or a project manager looking to gain records management or archives experience. The job posting is here, and it closes next Tuesday, so get your applications in quick! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Rebecca Katz
Public Records Administrator, Office of Public Records
Office of the Secretary
Government of the District of Columbia
1300 Naylor Court, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

202.802.7410 cell
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Program Analyst
$70,345.00 – $89,992.00
Secretary, Office of theOpen to the Public
12/3/2016 – 12/13/2016

Job Summary
This position is located in the Office of Public Records (OPR), Office of the Secretary. The Office of Public Records comprises three component functions: records management, the District of Columbia Archives, and the Library of Government Information. OPR collects, maintains, and provides access to the documentary history of the District of Columbia. This position is responsible for analysis, development, and implementation of policy and standard operating procedures. The incumbent will analyze current business practices and procedures to identify opportunities for improvement and the resources required to achieve that improvement. The work supports the agency’s goals of improved access to the history of the District of Columbia.

  • Identify projects in support of the process of moving OPR from its current location to a
    new facility in 2022.  Develop plans to ensure the completion of required projects, including identification of additional resources needed.
  • Develop and implement an effective operations plan to facilitate the accomplishment of OPR activities to meet the needs of researchers, government agencies, and OPR staff. Analyze production and workflow for opportunities to improve productivity, utilization, and efficiency.
  • Recommend and revise policies and standard operating procedures for the implementation of records management and archives administration ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and approved retention schedules. Develop additional materials, as needed, to support policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Serve as a liaison to government agencies; managing and coordinating the inventory, appraisal, and transfer of records in off-site storage.
  • Develop and manage quality assurance and improvement activities. Ensure that relevant, reliable, and timely data relating to the records and archives in the physical custody of the Office of Public Records are available.
  • Participate in and contribute to committee and teams to support planning and policy for the Office of Public Records.
  • Represent OPR and the Office of the Secretary in meetings with other agencies of the District or Federal government, community based organizations, or in the private sector. Attend conferences, symposia, workshops, etc., and make presentations on behalf of OPR at such forums.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of the mission, function, and operation of the Office of the Public Records, including policies, procedures, and overall programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of project planning methodologies. Strong project management skills.
  • Thorough knowledge in problem-solving, with the ability to exercise judgment, make decisions and take appropriate actions.
  • Skilled in effective communication to organize ideas and present findings in a logical manner with supporting, as well as adverse, criteria for specific issues, and to prepare related materials.
  • Thorough knowledge of and skilled in applying analytical, investigative methods and techniques to research; to resolve problems; to gather facts and information; and to make recommendations.
  • Ability to assimilate information from a variety of sources;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to prepare and present findings and recommendations.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office products.

Licensures, Certifications and other requirements N/A

Education and Work Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business management, finance/accounting, or related field, plus four (4) years of work-related skill and knowledge; OR an equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training.  Candidate must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the CS-11 grade level.  Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Work Environment

The work environment generally involves everyday risks or discomforts, which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices and meeting rooms, and occasionally involves safety precautions typical of warehouse environments.

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