Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia

Librarian (Cataloger)  – closes Monday, February 27

Currently 2 vacancies available at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia


This position is located in the Moving Image Processing Unit, Moving Image Section, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library services.

The position description number for this position is 12759.

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.


Performs original and copy cataloging of a variety of moving image resources in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. The material is such that assignment of subject headings and genres can be determined relatively easily by comparing the content with standard lists of terms. Resolves routine problems promptly and independently, involving the supervisor on only the more difficult problems. Provides succinct but detailed summaries of contents and/or scope notes for moving images.

Searches entries in appropriate automated and manual catalogs. Examines the item and any information accompanying the item, recording certain significant features of the work; determining the extent, completeness, playback mode, length or duration, sound characteristics, dimensions and generation; obtains and verifies source and date of receipt for each copy or generation and assigns data elements to bibliographic records as required by a standard system.

Analyzes film and video materials to determine their relationship to the existing collections, for proper title entry, and the need for access points. Determines subject content and assigns subject headings to the catalog entry. Establishes new personal and corporate names and -preferred titles, with appropriate cross-references for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends new subject and genre/form headings, with appropriate cross-references for inclusion in the subject authority file. Revises bibliographic records and authority records.

Performs content designation of newly created and updated bibliographic and name authority records, supplying tags, indicators, sub-field codes, delimiters, fixed and variable field information. Performs research in the reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and/or the collections of the library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process. As assigned, assists in the training of technicians, temporary staff, and interns.

Compiles monthly statistical reports. In conjunction with other catalogers and under the guidance of supervisors, is responsible for writing memos establishing new practices, creating guidelines or describing more fully the procedures of cataloging as new questions, problems, or complications arise.

Answers, as assigned, queries directed to the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division concerning entries chosen, form of entries, description of materials, etc.

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Story Time at the Watergate Hotel – part-time gig

The Watergate Hotel is looking for a graduate student interested in youth/children library studies and outreach to host a weekly (or bi-monthly) story time at the hotel’s library for children.

This would be an hourly, paid position. They are looking to start the program as soon as possible, and would like it to be an long-term project.

For more information and to apply, contact  Alison Wermuth at

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Open House, Wednesday, March 1 @ 5:30 p.m. – Rsvp now

Are you or anyone you know thinking about graduate school? Then come learn about what a Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) can do for you!

Join us for our Open House, Wednesday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the Byron Auditorium, Room 205 in the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America.

We offer ten courses of study, including specialized fields such as Cultural Heritage Information Management, Health Sciences, Law Librarianship, School Library Media, as well as Generalist and other options.

Can’t make the Open House? – Then join us for a virtual information session March 15 at 12:30 p.m. –

RSVP here for either the Open House or the Information Session Webinar and be sure to mark your calendar!

Please post the Open House/Info Session flyer to help us spread the word about these events.

We hope to see you soon!

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Custom Research Analyst Position at MITRE, McLean VA

MITRE, Custom Research Analyst (Level 3)

Join MITRE, honored by Computerworld as a “Best Place to Work in I.T.” for nine years, as a member of our Information Services department within the Knowledge, Information, and Collaboration Services (KICS) organization. The Information Services department is responsible for working across MITRE to provide research and analysis, digital content, information stewardship and InfoDesk services. MITRE’s Information Services department seeks an innovative and dynamic Information Analyst to join our successful Custom Research Team. This position is located in McLean, VA. The individual will work as a member of the Custom Research Team to provide information and research support to MITRE’s work programs. This person will be responsible for providing current awareness, performing research, and supporting department wide initiatives. The individual should have an understanding of information management practices that translate into successful products and solutions in order to meet the needs of our diverse customers. The individual should be familiar with congressional information and federal government operations.

Key Functions
In this role, you will utilize your research skills to:

  • Support MITRE’s work for the Homeland Security Systems Engineering & Development Institute (HSSEDI) FFRDC.
  • Search major commercial and open source databases, organize and synthesize results, and analyze and deliver customized research
  • Work with MITRE staff to address information needs for specific programs
  • Deliver current awareness materials via customized newsletters
  • Investigate and meet the business/market intelligence and knowledge management needs in support of MITRE’s work for multiple federal agencies
  • Proactively respond to requests and provide exceptional customer service
  • Expand, build, and maintain relationships with customers throughout MITRE
  • Plan, develop, and deliver customized information products and services

Preferred Education/Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science (or related field)
  • 2-5 years of professional experience in corporate, government, or academic library setting providing research services
  • Experience with or knowledge of the mission and work programs of the Department of Homeland Security and FFRDCs. Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, to solve problems creatively, and to effectively build partnerships
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with customers to understand and anticipate their information needs
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across level and function
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite of products and demonstrated ability to present information effectively to multiple sized audiences
  • Familiarity with SharePoint, content management systems, and collaboration tools preferred
  • Knowledge of major commercial and government market research resources
  • Experience in a corporate, government or academic organization preferred Clearance Secret

Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance. For this position, MITRE will consider only applicants with security clearances or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

Travel This position will require overnight travel up to 10% of the time as well as some local travel. The position is located in McLean, VA.

Employment Status Full-time

Classification Regular


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Supervisory Librarian (Head, Music Section) – Library of Congress – Washington DC

Supervisory Librarian (Head, Music Section)

Job Title:  Supervisory Librarian (Head, Music Section)


Job Announcement Number:  170086

SALARY RANGE: $112,021.00 to $145,629.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, February 16, 2017 – Monday, March 20, 2017
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1410-14
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington , DC, US
WHO MAY APPLY: Anyone may apply – By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.

About the Agency

The incumbent serves as the Head, National Library Service (NLS) Music Section in the Network Division. Exercising a high degree of independence, the incumbent is responsible for planning, formulating and recommending policy and establishing priorities of activities for a group of employees performing technical and professional work. The incumbent plans, directs and guides all activities of the Music Section, who receives general administrative direction from the Chief, Network Division (ND). Directs all aspects of the music program of the NLS, providing music services to all blind and disabled individuals in the United States, its territories, and its citizens living in foreign countries. Works independently, utilizing a broad professional knowledge to recommend policy and to establish guidelines and procedures, receiving guidance from the chief, ND, and/or the director, NLS, when decisions have an impact beyond the Division. The music librarian is generally considered an international leader among the community of librarians serving blind and physically handicapped musicians and students.

This position requires a knowledge in English, German and French.

This position is located in the Music Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, National Programs, National and International Outreach.

The position description number for this position is 358779.

This position has no promotion potential.

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 supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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


Performs the administrative and human resource management functions related to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and completes work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Prepares work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as needed. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.

Plans for collection management and development to build and maintain comprehensive collections in the area of special format music. Coordinates activities related to collection development across all functional areas of the library, specifically the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). Serves as an authoritative expert in the collection management and development and is instrumental in developing and interpreting guidelines, programs and policies for widespread use applying Library policy, Federal regulations and legislation, and major guiding principles of national or international library professional groups. Assignments consist of a broad range of library activities or require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require solving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances.

Plans, develops, and implements program/project development activities that affect the broad mission of the national music program of NLS. Organizes and directs the development of the digital music collection and continues the digital format conversion of the entire music collection, from the paper-based braille and large print scores to the analog recorded collection. Works with specialized high resolution interactive braille scanners and software with and through staff and contractors. Sets priorities for scores in the schedule for digital format conversion, based on the status of existing masters (braille, large print and recorded), patron needs, current edition holdings, and knowledge of the standard music repertoire by instrument.

Works with Head, Publications and Media Section, for publicity, programs, Plans, directs, and participates in the content and activity of the posts to the Music Section blog ”NLS Music Notes”.  Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. A major catalyst for much of this is the regular contribution of posts to the Music Section blog “NLS Music Notes.” Otherwise, presents papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in music librarianship and other relevant fields. Prepares articles for publication. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization, namely, NLS, at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits in the field of music. Works to ensure open communication and cooperation between NLS and producers and blind agencies in the U.S. and abroad. Represents NLS at consumer group, music transcriber, producer and individual patron meetings; participates in national conferences, workshops, and exhibits to articulate NLS policies and procedures in its music program; ensures adherence to American Library Association standards, and interlibrary loan resource sharing.


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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 supervise, motivate and lead a diverse workforce.**

Knowledge of history, theory and literature of musical scores, instructional texts, and materials for use by blind and physically handicapped customers to further their educational, vocational, and cultural opportunities in the field of music.**

Ability to analyze, plan, develop and/or execute library programs and projects.**

Knowledge and application of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.

Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.

Ability to provide training.

Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.

Ability to effectively communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link:


The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants’ experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

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You can review our benefits at:


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. All who meet the eligibility requirements are 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 notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be 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 certificate of disability must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, a Disability Services or Career Services Office of the applicant’s college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within three (3) years of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information contact the Library’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-3960 or email 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. In addition, per Library of Congress Regulation 2010-12, an appointee or internal selectee is subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period, if this is his/her first supervisory/managerial position at the Library.

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.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at:


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Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered for the position.

You are required to apply online for this announcement. We are unable to accept mailed or emailed documents. You must complete the entire application process, including submission of all documents BEFORE this announcement closes. To do so, complete the following steps.

Step 1: If you do not already have one, create a resume on USAJOBS. Although you must enter your Social Security Number for USAJOBS, this information will not be provided to the Library of Congress.

Step 2: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you go to the end of the Qualification and Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 4. You may wish to customize your USAJOBS resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.

Step 3: Click on the “APPLY ONLINE” button to the right of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS’ instructions to access your account and submit your resume. You will be redirected to the Hiring Management website to complete the application process. If this is your first time in Hiring Management, you will be asked to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. You will be able to update this information and save it to our account for future announcements.

Step 4: Once you have completed the eligibility questions, you will be taken directly to the vacancy application questions. Answer all questions honestly and thoroughly.

Step 5: Hiring Management offers three options that will electronically attach your documentation to your online application once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement.

(1) You may select a document that you have already uploaded to USAJOBS for a previous announcement.

(2) You may electronically upload a document directly from your computer to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation of the document uploaded and click on “Finished” to be returned to USAJOBS.

(3) You may follow the “Faxing Supporting Documentation” instructions within the online application, which will provide the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet.

Please note that each cover sheet and corresponding document must be faxed separately. Be certain to review your complete fax transmittal confirmation to ensure that all pages have been received.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have multiple documents of the same kind, e.g. 2 undergraduate transcripts from different schools or 2 SF-50s, etc., be sure that they are all in the same file on your computer or in your USAJOBS profile before uploading them. If you try uploading them individually, only the last one sent will be visible in our system. Likewise, if sending them by fax, be sure and include both of them behind the respective fax cover sheet and send them as one fax. If you send them individually with the same cover sheet, the last one sent will overwrite the first one. Finally, if you upload a document, e.g. your undergraduate transcript, do not also fax that same document (or fax another undergraduate transcript), because whichever one you send last will be the only one that is visible in our system. If you have any questions about this information, please contact the person on this announcement BEFORE the closing date.

Step 6: Click on “Finish” after you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your Hiring Management or MY USAJOBS account. Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g., SF-50, etc.) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documents are received on time and that the materials are readable. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from consideration for this announcement.

If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, you MUST CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. For all technical issues please contact, no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date. REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE GRANTED.


Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).


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ILL Librarian – LAC Federal – Washington, DC

LAC Federal is seeking an ILL Librarian for a major Federal institution in the Washington, DC metro area. The Librarian will be responsible for document delivery, and must have strong customer service and organizational skills. Candidate must be comfortable working with digital information and computer systems. Previous experience working in a health-related institution is a plus. Work will be performed on-site. This is a full-time (40 hours per week; MondayFriday), benefited position.


  • Process requests by agency’s researchers for materials held at other libraries.
  • Process items received as a result of requests.
  • Process materials requested by other libraries.
  • Review, and troubleshoot as necessary, the ILL requests as processed by the library technicians in the Shared Resources Department.
  • Effectively use a variety of electronic and manual systems to interlibrary loan work including:
    • ILLiad, for managing requests and delivery.
    • Agency’s Library bibliographic databases for checking citations on requests, and providing requested full-text documents either in print or in electronic formats.
    • Must be familiar with alternate methods to request items, such as using ALA (American Library Association) forms and CRL (Center for Research Libraries).
    • Maintain familiarity with copyright restrictions.
    • Track articles received in order that the library pays appropriate copyright fees.
  • Maintain statistics and other records as needed.
  • Other responsibilities include ensuring copyright compliance, aiding in the preparation of monthly and annual reports, advising for collection development, maintaining and troubleshooting software and hardware, and staying aware of developments in the field.
  • Assist with circulation, mending, shelf maintenance, or other areas as assigned.
  • Attend regularly scheduled library staff meetings.



  • MLS/MLIS degree from an accredited ALA University preferred
  • Experience working with ILLiad and/or Relay ILL systems strongly preferred
  • Experience working with health information a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a motivated and productive team
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work with emerging technologies and learn new skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment


Please apply online at:


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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Metadata Services Manager – The George Washington University Libraries – Washington DC

Metadata Services Manager

The George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation seeks a Metadata Services Manager.  Under the direction of the Resource Description Coordinator, the Metadata Services Manager is a member of the Resource Description Group (RDG) and the greater metadata management group within The George Washington University Libraries.  The RDG is responsible for describing and providing access for library collections in all formats.  The Metadata Services Manager is primarily responsible for creating original metadata, complex metadata revision, and authority work for the library’s general and special collections.  The Metadata Services Manager will help shape the identity management work for the library’s collections and is expected to collaborate with colleagues from functional areas across GW Libraries and beyond, in service of the GW Community and the profession.  This is a full-time 12-month appointment.  Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.



* Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited library program, or a Master’s degree in a related information field

* 1 year experience with creating metadata or cataloging in an academic library, museum, archive, a comparable research environment, or a metadata service provider

* 1 year supervisory experience

* Demonstrate experience with creating, editing, and transforming non-MARC metadata, such as EAD or others

* Demonstrate knowledge of basic organizational, descriptive, structural metadata standards and best practices, such as RDA, AACR, DACS, DCRM(B), MARC21, Dublin Core, MODS, etc., thesauri, controlled vocabulary, identity disambiguation

* Demonstrate the ability to be self-motivated and work creatively, independently and collaboratively

* Demonstrate excellent analytical, problem-solving skills, and computer/technological skills, including project management

* Demonstrate a strong service-orientation, forward thinking and flexible

* Demonstrate effective oral, written communication and interpersonal skills



Only complete applications will be considered.  To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at and upload a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to the basic qualifications.  Review of applications will begin March 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.


The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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Von Dran Award Nominations Currently being Accepted

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Raymond Von Dran Memorial Award. The Raymond Von Dran Memorial Award is an award open to Catholic University School of Library and Information Science/Department of Library and Information Science (SLIS/LIS) alumni, instituted in the memory of Raymond Von Dran, who served as the second Dean of SLIS (1983-87).

The LIS Alumni Association will present this award during its annual Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture in March, time and place will be announced later.

The Alumni Board is seeking nominations of SLIS/LIS alumni who, through their contributions to the library and information science profession, have exhibited the qualities Von Dran was noted for throughout his career: innovation, collaboration, and leadership. You do not need to be a CUA LIS graduate to nominate someone!

Nominations (including self-nominations) will be accepted until 11:59 PM, February 22, 2017. The LIS Alumni Board will make a selection of the final recipient with approval from the Chair. To make a nomination, please complete the nomination form.

For more information on Raymond Von Dran’s contributions to our field and our department, and past recipients of the Von Dran Award, please visit

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Generalist Librarian – LibSource – Washington DC

LibSource, a LAC Group company, seeks a Generalist Librarian for a major law firm client with an office located in Washington DC. The Librarian will be required to coordinate technical services and collection maintenance along with general research services, cataloging and basic support.  This position functions as part of a larger library team dispersed across four office locations.  The candidate will be expected to collaborate and work in a distributed environment.


  • Provide advice on using electronic resources via the library’s portal site for straight-forward requests for documents, cases and articles.
  • Maintain library collection by sorting, shelving and organizing print publications and filing pocket parts,  supplements and loose- leaf sets.
  • Check-in and route materials using library catalog.
  • Modify and update catalog records according to set criteria to change location, holdings, etc.
  • Search and retrieve records in OCLC and the ILS and assist in their processing.
  • Respond to general information requests and assist in locating books and publications.
  • Perform related tasks as assigned and participate in special projects as necessary.
  • Print and affix labels.
  • Perform clerical tasks such as cataloging, data entry, generating reports and processing invoices.


  • 1-3  years’ experience in Information/Library Services preferably in a legal environment or solo environment.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s in Library and Information Science, preferred.
  • General knowledge of library services, tasks, programs.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Experience using an integrated library system such as EOS or Sydney.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.


Apply online:


LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer who values diversity in the workplace.

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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Systems Test Engineer – The Space Telescope Science Institute – Baltimore MD

Requisition Number 17-0019
Post Date 1/27/2017
Title Systems Test Engineer
City Baltimore
State MD
Description The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), located on the Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, MD, is the science operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and the science and mission operations center for the James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in October, 2018. Take part in work at the forefront of astronomy in a job that will allow you to be a part of history and offers a competitive salary and generous benefits.

The Archive Sciences Branch in the Operations and Engineering Division (OED) is seeking a Software Test Engineer to work in the multi-mission archive at the STScI, ensuring that the archive data and meta-data are accurate, easily found, clearly presented and delivered to the user. The software test engineer in this role will test multiple user interfaces, which have a number of tools and search capabilities to allow the user to search, examine, and select data. The software test engineer will be responsible for reviewing software requirements, creating of test cases, executing tests (both manual and automated), reporting defects/bugs, and preparing test plans, procedures and reports. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Requirements Qualified candidates must have Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a technically related field.

Candidates with experience with any of the following skills and testing methodologies are preferred:

•Data and database testing. This includes ensuring proper delivery, ingest and propagation of the data and consistency and quality assurance in the application layer that uses the database. Knowledge of relational databases and SQL strongly preferred.
•Web based interfaces and browser/OS compatibility testing. Experience with automated software testing packages is a plus.
•Functionality testing for the user interface and the underlying services of the system as a whole.
•Performance and load testing for latency, concurrency, and availability.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Substitution of additional relevant education or experience for the stated qualification may be considered.

This position requires US Citizenship or Permanent Residence in order to meet ITAR requirements.

STScI offers an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement, competitive salaries, and a stimulating work environment. Interested candidates are requested to complete an on-line application through our website at or the “Apply Online” link at the bottom of this posting. Please provide a resume in the “Resume Upload Section.” Please include job #17-0019 in the filename. Applications received by February 27, 2017 will receive full consideration.

AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce. Learn more at
As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements which are included for protection and to assist us in our record keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.

STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a first-rate scientific community. We reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities.
Veterans, disabled individuals or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Voted to the Baltimore Magazine Hall of Fame in 2015 – Top 25 Places to Work in Baltimore.

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