Electronic Resources Librarian – George Mason University – Fairfax, VA

George Mason University Libraries is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented individual for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. This position oversees the management and strategic direction of the Libraries’ Electronic Resources program, working with staff in the Collection Development Department and Technical Services Group to evaluate, acquire, maintain, and market the Libraries’ e-resources.

Reporting to the Head, Collection Development, the Electronic Resources Librarian:
•   Works with e-resource staff, subject research librarians, and other selectors on the identification, evaluation, and implementation/maintenance of electronic resources.
•   As part of the Collection Development Department, works with staff in the Resources and Collection Management Services Division to facilitate the movement of e-resources through the full spectrum of licensing, acquisitions, cataloging, and marketing and other processes related to electronic resource management.
•   Coordinates with the Libraries’ Digital Programs and Systems Division on e-resource availability; consults on the E-Resource Management System (ERMS) and other systems infrastructures relating to the acquisition, implementation, and maintenance of e-resources.
•   Responsible for coordinating licensing activities with publishers and vendors, including rewrites, considerable contact with vendor/publisher representatives, and negotiation of contract language; as well as training of other University Libraries staff involved in e-resource licensing.
•   Responsible for coordinating e-resource management as well as staying current on developments in electronic products and services.
•   Responsible for development of electronic resource policies, documentation, environmental scanning, and strategic planning.
•   Responsible for detailed tracking and presentation of usage statistics for all of the Libraries’ electronic resources.
•   Participates in meetings and serves on committees of the University Libraries, the University, the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA).
•   Supervises one Graduate Professional Assistant.
•   Performs other duties, as requested, which fall within the scope of the Libraries’ professional faculty.

Qualifications. REQUIRED:
•   ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent
•   Professional experience working with electronic resources, ideally in an academic library setting (At least two years strongly desired)
•   Demonstrated knowledge of the e-resource life cycle and electronic resource management best practices
•   Conceptual and practical knowledge of computers, mobile devices, and other information technologies
•   Strong analytical skills and substantive experience using spreadsheets and databases (particularly Microsoft Office products)
•   Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to track complex workflows in an ever-changing environment
•   Aptitude for communicating orally and in writing
•   Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial team environment
•   Strong service orientation and commitment to professional growth
•   Experience working with GOBI3, SerialsSolutions, Ex Libris Primo, and/or Voyager ILS
•   Experience licensing electronic resources in an academic library setting
•   Supervisory experience

Appointment/Benefits: 12-month professional faculty appointment with rank. Health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; accrual of up to 24 vacation days; 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For full consideration, apply by June 1, 2015.

The George Mason University Libraries, comprising a large central library and three distinctive distributed libraries, is located in the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area. One of Virginia’s leading academic research institutions, the University is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, the Virtual Library of Virginia, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. For more information please visit library.gmu.edu<http://library.gmu.edu>.

All applications for this position (FA232z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page http://jobs.gmu.edu/. Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Debra Hogan, Executive Assistant to the University Librarian, dhogan1@gmu.edu<mailto:dhogan1@gmu.edu>. Review of applications begins June 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

George Mason University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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Cataloger and Metadata Librarian – Loyola/Notre Dame Library – Baltimore, MD

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced librarian to join our Cataloging & Metadata Department. The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian will provide leadership and direction for metadata creation, standards, and operations for a department actively engaged in the transformation of its skills and workflow to meet evolving trends in information, organization, discovery, and access.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library to recommend and implement metadata schema, coordinate traditional cataloging operations, and establish best practices to support the discovery and delivery of library, archives, and special collections materials to a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Cataloging & Metadata Position” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu<mailto:ldion@loyola.edu>.

Please see the full listing at:


Library website: http://www.loyola.edu/library/indexl.htm  (although the position is not yet posted on the website)

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Library Intern – FOCUS – Washington, DC

Public Charter School Support Intern Program


FOCUS, a non-profit charter school support organization in Washington, D.C., seeks highly capable and energetic college and graduate school student interns to support operations and increase the reporting capacity in local charter schools.


About the Internship


Charter schools rely heavily on data collection, data management, reporting and advocacy.  Interns will be placed with a local public charter school for the school year depending on their interests. Through their work in public charter schools, interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with school operations, advocacy, building large datasets, data cleaning, and creating reports. Interns will gain extensive knowledge of the DC’s public education system, the charter school sector, and nonprofit management.


Compensation: $15/hour. This internship is eligible for university credit (students must work this out with their university ahead of time)


Dates: September 2015 – May 2016


Hours: Interns work 10-15 hours per week with flexibility regarding days and hours


Interns will work on a variety of projects with their assigned school’s staff. Interns will be assigned to schools based on interests and strengths. Sample projects include:

  • Perform classroom analysis on student reading scores
  • Design reports displaying school attendance trends
  • Help implement new report card systems
  • Compile, clean, and enter data from existing sources into new databases
  • Work with teachers and school staff to create reporting and analysis that will help improve student outcomes
  • Create presentations for staff professional development days and charter school boards


Training: Interns will participate in a half-day orientation that includes courses on Excel, D.C.’s public education scene, designing quality reports, as well as on-going workshops and networking opportunities throughout the school year.


Our Ideal Candidate


  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs including but not limited to: Education, Public Policy, Economics, Business, Statistics, Political Science, Information Systems, Sociology, Communications.
  • Strong analytical skills, proficiency with Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Interest in education policy, as well as a strong commitment to public education and improving outcomes for disadvantaged students

How to Apply


Visit http://bit.ly/Data-Intern to download an application. Return your application materials to dataintern@focusdc.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but the program generally fills within weeks. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an initial phone screen within 7 days of submitting applications.


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Library Assistant – Dumbarton Oaks – Washington, DC

Part-time position supporting a variety of functions in a distinguished research library (approximately 225,000 volumes) with world-renowned multi-language, multi-alphabet collections in Byzantine and medieval studies, garden history and landscape architecture, and Pre-Columbian studies.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assist Interlibrary Loan Librarian with ILL requests using ILLIAD software: receiving and returning loans, preparing lending and borrowing forms, retrieving materials from the stacks and preparing them for ILL shipment.
  • Assist Interlibrary Loan Librarian with Scan & Deliver service requests: processing outgoing and incoming requests to verify citations and availability, impose copyright restrictions, retrieve items, and scan articles for digital transmission to requestors.
  • Shelve books and shelf-read collections.
  • Bibliographic searching for pre-order purposes.
  • Other duties assigned as time permits.


The Library Assistant must be able to work 15 hours over three or four days each week.  Work schedule is between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Exact schedule is negotiated between the successful applicant and the library director.




  • Experience using computerized library systems, with ILLIAD experience strongly preferred (specify systems experience in curriculum vitae).
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History or humanities.
  • Graduate coursework in library and information science is strongly preferred.


Language skills

Reading knowledge of foreign languages (specify languages in CV).


Physical Demands


The physical requirements of this position relate primarily to collections shelved in a research library and work done in an office environment. The incumbent should be able to bend, stoop, and reach to retrieve library materials, and be able to push a fully laden truck of books. This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time associated with working at a desk with a computer and monitor.


To Apply

This position remains open until filled. Candidates should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references to: BoomhowerD@doaks.org.

Please use the email subject line “Part-Time Library Assistant.”


Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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Archives Assistant – Pence Law Library – Washington, DC

The Pence Law Library in Washington, DC is hiring a summer archival assistant to help organize its archives this summer. The position will last from June 1 until August 31, 2015, with an expected work week of 20-27 hours.

The archival assistant will process the collection, create collection guides and other basic finding aids, and draft a records retention policy. At a minimum, the successful candidate should be a graduate student studying library science, archival science, or a related subject and have a demonstrated interest in preservation and archives. Previous experience working with archives is preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Shannon Roddy, Student Services & Special Projects Librarian, at roddy@wcl.american.edu. We will begin reviewing applications Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Research and Education Librarian – Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries – Richmond, VA

Research and Education Librarian. Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries seeks faculty candidates for the position of Research and Education Librarian. The successful candidate will serve as the liaison librarian to the diverse disciplines in the School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP) located on the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) Campus and assumes a leadership role for providing research and instructional support for SAHP faculty, staff, and students. Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $45,000. Review of applications will begin May 22, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.   The complete position description is available athttp://www.library.vcu.edu/about/jobs/.   To apply for this position go to https://www.vcujobs.com/.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Archival Assistant – Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection – Washington, DC

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (http://www.doaks.org/) in Washington, D.C. is seeking a part-time Archival Assistant to assist ICFA staff with archival processing and preservation projects of Byzantine collections and other administrative tasks. Under the supervision of the Archivist, the part-time Archival Assistant will assist with the assessment, arrangement, description, and preservation of Byzantine archival collections, which comprise administrative records and fieldwork materials produced or created by Byzantine scholars, archaeologists, and photographers.

For the full job description, please see: http://www.doaks.org/about/employment/part-time-archival-assistant-byzantine-collections. For more information about ICFA and its collections, please see: http://www.doaks.org/icfa or our blog: https://icfadumbartonoaks.wordpress.com/. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume or CV, contact information for three references, and a work sample (e.g., finding aid, online exhibit, blog, etc.) to HumanResources@doaks.org<mailto:HumanResources@doaks.org>.

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Technical Services Assistant – Goodwin Proctor LLP – Washington, DC

Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.


We are a hard-driving, entrepreneurial, and dynamic group, working tenaciously for clients whose problems and challenges we treat as our own. You should know that working at Goodwin Procter is more than a career decision. It’s an opportunity to satisfy your professional goals and your intellectual curiosity. As part of the professional team here, you’ll have opportunities to share your ideas and participate in challenging, leading edge work. You’ll find professional development and training opportunities, a commitment to diversity, and a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits. We’ll provide you with the tools and support needed to create your own path: one that is interesting, stimulating, and rewarding.


Job Description

We’re looking for a Technical Services Assistant to work in our Research and Library Services Department in our Washington, DC office! The Technical Services Assistant will be responsible for ordering and processing library and attorney desk books resources, assuring order fulfillment and resolving issues associated with discrepancies in shipping and invoicing, and preparing payment requests for RLS materials and maintains records of serial receipts in the integrated library system. They are responsible for local interlibrary loan services and record keeping. In addition, they are responsible for obtaining passwords for electronic research services, preparing RLS orientation materials for new and lateral hires, and maintaining records in the integrated library system.


The Legal Recruitment Assistant will focus on:

  • Maintaining subscription and desk book records by adding appropriate item records to the integrated library system. • Ordering, processing, and distributing library and attorney deskbooks; assuring proper receipt of items, verifying that invoices correlate with deliveries, and preparing requests for payment. • Researching and resolving vendor issues associated with incorrect shipments, lapsed subscriptions, and missing items; proactively claiming materials not received on time. • Recording serial receipts in ILS acquisition module. • Collaborating with technical services staff on bulk orders, electronic research services assistance including user authentication and technical support and creation of onboarding documentation. • Coordinating with RLS Manager on subscription renewal review. • Responsible for local interlibrary loan services to firm researchers. Responding to requests from outside institutions. • Responsible for assigning or cancelling credentials for electronic services access for new hires and departing researchers.


Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies: • Strong knowledge of computer systems and computer applications. • Ability to work quickly, prioritize work product, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, across offices, with members of the Library staff and Firm. • Strong organizational skills. • Strong customer service orientation. • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.
Job Requirements and Expertise:

  • Bachelor’s degree; this can be substituted for relevant experience in a special or academic library. • 1 to 3 years of library technical services experience preferred.

How To Apply:

Please apply directly to the following link: https://re12.ultipro.com/GOO1008/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*3FCCE32AA1BA2CDD

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Library Intern – Resources for the Future – Washington, DC



Full-time Summer Library Intern


For work in 80-person social science research organization located near Dupont Circle.


Thirty-five hours per week over 12 weeks this summer. Monday-Friday between 9-5.  Possibility of continuing as part-time (approx. 20 hrs. per week) beginning in September.  $10.00/hour.  To assist with circulation, shelving, inter-library loan.  Other responsibilities include assistance on cataloging and special projects.  Experience or strong interest in taxonomy and/or archival work would be helpful but not necessary.  Familiarity with MS Office, Library of Congress classification and OCLC World Cat desirable, so library experience is preferred.


Available around or after May 31. Good opportunity for MLS student.


Please apply at this site; http://www.rff.org/About_RFF/Pages/JobDetails.aspx?id=42&idpartenaire=1

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Learning Services & Educational Technologies Librarian – Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, VA

While the core duties of this position will revolve around designing and implementing various types of face-to-face and web-based learning opportunities at University Libraries at Virginia Tech, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape parts of this position based on his or her interests and skills. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Learning Services, the Learning Services and Educational Technologies Librarian will be responsible for contributing to and leading strategic efforts for creating impactful, meaningful, and inclusive learning opportunities that support our mission to invent the future of libraries and create a platform for student success and faculty innovation in a global context. The Learning Services and Educational Technologies Librarian will also collaborate closely with the Learning Environments unit on the development of an online learning program.
Additionally, the successful candidate will work with Learning division leadership to identify and build partnerships with campus programs, such as Virginia Tech’s community learning program or undergraduate research programs, that would be an appropriate collaboration for the successful candidate’s background and interests.

The Learning Services Librarian will be responsible for:
– Contributing progressive, original approaches and ideas to discussions and implementations of teaching and learning at University Libraries
– Collaborating with colleagues in the Libraries to identify and integrate educational technologies into face-to-face and web-based learning opportunities
– Collaborating with colleagues in the Libraries to strategize teaching and learning at University Libraries
– Cultivating partnerships with members of the Virginia Tech community by reaching out to and engaging with faculty, staff, and students in departments or programs
– Coordinating a program of support, instruction, and customized consultations for faculty and students
– Participating in various continuing education and professional development opportunities in order to continually evolve his or her instructional and professional practice

To apply, please visit: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/56493

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