Internship – Archives of American Art – Washington, DC

The Smithsonian Women’s Committee 2015 Summer Internship in Scrapbook Preservation

The Macbeth Gallery Scrapbooks at the Archives of American Art are an archival collection in dire need of stabilization and digitization preparation to allow full research use. The goal of digitization preparation is to reunite, mend broken and fragile overlaid items in their original placement where adhesive has failed and fragility permits; provide surface cleaning to improve contrast; apply supportive mends focusing energy on unique manuscript annotations (as opposed to newspaper clippings with masthead and date), rehouse undersized loose or especially vulnerable items such as photographs; and/or intervening with original attachments which are or will cause damage and possibly rehinging items with tissue hinges (per curatorial discussion). This makes the decision path smoother and operations more efficient for the digitization contractor, and future users. The incumbents will over a ten-week period, assess treatment needs, prioritize, prepare supplies and perform treatments and housing interventions in support of an ongoing item-level digitization workflow.

The scrapbooks include news clippings, correspondence, photographs and ephemera related to the activities of the gallery from the early 20th  century with manuscript annotations that are extremely vulnerable at the edges. The scrapbook albums have been previously surveyed, which allows for the interventions and treatments to be progressively complex. Learning and understanding vulnerabilities and history of materials, preparation and selection of repair materials, and creating modifications for enclosures to allow for safer handling of contents during digitization, by on-site contractor are the primary tasks. As items move into the digitization workflow, interns will provide assistance in handling and reassembly as needed, and will have ample opportunity to observe and participate in the digital product by assisting in quality assurance, adding content to the finding aid, reviewing metadata and other topics. Treatments will include one or more of the following activities: surface cleaning, reassociation and mending of manuscript fragments where prioritized and possible; locating and readhering clippings for which adhesive has failed, or rehousing in envelope labeled with as-found or presumed original location; paper mending at vulnerable edges of manuscript; interleaving vulnerable photos; applying corner or channel mounts to heavy inclusions; interleaving with support boards; creating custom enclosures (four-flap wrappers or corrugated clamshells) within the current boxes. Beyond these stabilizing actions, there is no shortage of advanced level treatment to pursue in these albums, such as photograph identification, stain removal, pressure-sensitive tape removal and/or alkalization per the curator’s priority and time remaining. The latter work would take place in the lab at SIA. Additional archival opportunities include subject research, and writing description and content notes.

Location/duty stations: Due to the fragile and large nature of the collection, and time-limited duration, transport of the objects is largely discouraged. The project will take place mostly onsite at the Archives of American Art (Washington DC location) at a designated field conservation station (70%). Supply preparation, some training, and occasional advanced level treatment will take place at the Smithsonian

Institution Archives’ laboratory, which is within walkable or short public transport distance away (30%). Smithsonian Institution transport is also available between locations.

Supervisors include the Conservator for the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and the Registrar and the Head of Digitization at the Archives of American Art.

Stipend: The stipend of $5,000, generously sponsored by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee is offered for each full-time (40 hour) ten week opportunity. Interns also have exposure to in-house tours, seminars and observation of other projects ongoing at both locations. Relocation, housing, and insurance are not included. Start dates are flexible from the week of May 26-June 1.

Contacts: Full application instructions via the Smithsonian’s online internship application system (SOLAA) are found on the website of the Archives of American Art, Deadline is March 15,2015.


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Contract Portuguese Indexer – Alexander Street Press – Alexandria, VA

Alexander Street Press is a young, dynamic, and fast-growing online publisher serving the academic market. We publish award-winning online products that creatively combine proprietary technology and unique content to support the learning and research needs of educational communities. We lead the market in the delivery of streaming audio and video to academic libraries, with online tools that transform the way people research, teach, and learn. Our flagship collections cover the humanities and social sciences, and we are now rapidly expanding into a broader range of disciplines, including business, health sciences, and more.

Job Description

The Indexer will be expected to be the subject matter expert responsible for the quality of the bibliographic and descriptive metadata applied to the content within our award winning products. An Indexer can be called upon to assist in the definition and implementation of indexing standards and process workflows to ensure completion of projects on schedule that meet customer expectations. Initial focus for the contract indexer: Apply bibliographic and descriptive metadata according to specification for assigned content, consistently meeting or exceeding all quality standards and indexing completion rate targets.
Required Skills and Capabilities

  • Subject matter expertise or interest in Latin American culture
  • Candidate must be fluent in Portuguese.

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This is a remote, project-based job opening. The compensation package is dependent upon skills and experience. To apply, please send resume and salary history to

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Library Technician – PAE – Arlington, VA


PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. Government, its allied partners and international organizations.  As it enters its 60th year of business, PAE’s current portfolio of service offerings includes capabilities in training, logistics, aviation support, facility operations and maintenance, range services, security solutions, information management and support services, litigation support and data analytics to support complex missions for customers around the world. Today, the approximately 15,000 members of our global workforce perform with excellence and dedication in approximately 60 countries, on all seven continents, in some of the world’s most challenging regions.  We attribute our success to the quality of our work and the integrity and high ethical standards that define our business operations. PAE is headquartered in Arlington, Va.


The Library Technician (Information Specialist II) assists staff and patrons by pulling material from the library, from inventory, and from online. This position provides front desk support including assisting patrons with submitting information requests, logging into library databases, password assistance.  The IS II also provides support services for the Librarian IV and Information Specialist V library roles.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Perform front-desk activities, including circulation control, and timely and accurate response to reference and research questions;
  • Develop and recommend new reference services;
  • Identify, develop, recommend and promote targeted research materials to four specialty professions (economists, attorneys,  engineers and analysts) within the Commission;
  • Perform on-site maintenance of the print and electronic collections and the online catalog;
  • Identify, recommend and support the acquisition of new collection materials and providing  awareness of new acquisitions; and
  • Manage and maintain, including system administration of, the e-Library and the ILS.


  • Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain a security clearance.
  • One (1) year of progressive technical and information resources management experience in technical areas required for the task assignments.
  • Library experience and some post high-school education preferred.

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Education Program Manager – Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped – Baltimore, MD


Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped  415 Park Avenue  Baltimore, MD 21201


This is a professional position serving as the Chief for the Library of the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), responsible for providing leadership and support for the planning, development and improvement of statewide library services for citizens of Maryland who are blind, have visual impairments or have a disability while facilitating Statewide library partnerships.


Establishes library policies, standards, goals and procedures; provides fiscal oversight of State and federal budgets and grants; oversees the Instructional Resource Center (IRC) Maryland Accessible Textbook (MAT) program charged with coordinating statewide availability of textbooks and supplementary materials in electronic format to eligible  students who are blind or have visual impairments and are enrolled in institutions of higher education  and institutions of postsecondary education in the State; manages the operations of a 55,000 square foot building, including facility maintenance and repair, procurement of contracted services; acts as liaison to the Enoch Pratt free Library for security, planning, and other activities involving both libraries; provides leadership and support to public libraries in developing improved and innovative library services for persons with a disability that can be offered at the local level throughout the State.


EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree in Library Information Science or School Library Media from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

EXPERIENCE:  Six years of professional experience in library administration, management, and supervision to include experience serving persons with disabilities.


Knowledge of library operations and the provision of library services for citizens  who are blind, have visual impairments or have a disability; knowledge of disability legislation; knowledge of publishing industry and processes for obtaining instructional materials in alternative formats; knowledge of online integrated library systems and software used in library environment; skill in planning, organizing, and completing effective and creative presentations; ability to research information; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse clientele and staff; ability to work effectively as a part of a team; ability to exercise good judgment and tact when dealing with various populations; ability to communicate effectively.





To apply for this position online go to which is the preferred method for submitting your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow you to access your documents for future recruitments for which you apply and to verify that the appropriate documents have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put “See Resume” in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for Education Program Manager I, Branch Chief, Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped – Position # 039745, Jobaps # 14-005058-0005. Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at www.marylandpublicschools. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


DATE OPENED 12/5/2014 11:30:00 AM
SALARY $67,606.00 – $108,557.00/year
HR ANALYST Angelic Wikes
WORK LOCATION Baltimore City

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Information Architecture/US Specialist – Management Sciences for Health – Arlington, VA

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization with nearly 2,500 people from over 74 nationalities working in over 40 countries. Our mission: Saving lives and improving the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.  Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Job link:

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Web Services Coordinator – Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington University – Washington, DC

The Web/Electronic Services Coordinator at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences
Library is a crucial member of the library staff. This position works
closely with staff in the library operations department and the reference
and instruction department in order to provide web-based access to the
library’s vast electronic collections and services, and integrate
specialized library software. Other duties include responsibility for the
library’s mobile presence, instruction, currency with new technologies
including web 2.0 applications, and membership on various library
committees. This position reports to the Associate Director for Education,
Information, and Technology Services.

• Upgrade content and design of library website based on usability as new
requirements arise.
• Enhance and maintain library website and mobile presence, in conjunction
with Publications Specialist/Web Assistant and Systems Librarian.
• Develop and support custom and specialized library applications; work
closely with library departments to determine development and
implementation requirements.
• Document all library development projects.
• Customize interface and handle accounts for various library systems
including LibGuides.
• Chair library Web Committee.
• Serve on various library committees.
• Evaluate and integrate new technologies for use on the library site and
in library-related instruction.
• Manage the library’s social media presence.
• Participates in School of Medicine and Health Sciences Clinical Skills
and Reasoning course as librarian tutor.
• Participate in the departmental Library Liaison program providing
instruction and informational services to various departments (both
academic and clinical), in conjunction with reference department.
• Partner with the reference department to develop web-delivered courses
and instructional materials.
• Contribute to library marketing and communication activities.
• Supervise Library Publications Specialist/Web Assistant (FT).
• Coordinate activities with Marketing and Communications Department and
Academic and Web Services.
• Other duties as assigned.

*Requirements*: 2-5 years experience in web programming/design; MLS from an
accredited school or equivalent mix of education and experience; strong
working knowledge and understanding of current web standards, user
interface design and principles, and mobile technology; knowledge of
content management systems; instructional experience; strong
knowledge of HTML, CSS/XHTML, JavaScript/Client-side Scripting; demonstrated
strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, documentation

*Preferred:* Library work or project experience; supervisory experience;
strong project management skills; knowledge of health sciences resources and environment;
experience with usability testing, Cold Fusion and Drupal; familiarity with Google
Apps and Analytics, and Responsive Design; demonstrated ability to work
collaboratively with all levels of library staff.

The minimum salary is from $63,000, based on experience and qualifications,
plus excellent
academic benefits.* Application procedure:* The review of applications will
begin on August
14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete
applications will be
considered. The successful candidate will be required to submit to and
successfully complete a
pre-employment background check. Apply online at You
will be asked
to submit a resume, cover letter that outlines assessment of skills as they
relate to basic qualifications, salary requirement, and the names contact
information of 3 references including telephone numbers and addresses. *Only
complete applications will be considered.*

The George Washington 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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Circulation Assistant – The Bishop Payne Library at Virginia Theological Seminary – Alexandria, VA

Hours per Week: 20

Compensation Type: Paid


Job Description: The Bishop Payne Library at Virginia Theological Seminary, a graduate school of theology in Alexandria, VA, seeks a part-time Circulation Assistant. Duties include: computerized circulation procedures; assisting patrons with online catalog, databases, e-resources, copiers; shelving collection materials and assisting with stacks maintenance, including inventory and shifting. Evening and week-end shifts required.

Qualifications: Position is ideal for students currently enrolled in a MLS program. The successful candidate must have effective interpersonal skills; demonstrated computer skills; excellent organizational and analytical skills; and ability to move library materials up to 35 pounds required. Experience working in a library environment preferred.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian – Maryland Institute College of Art – Baltimore, MD

Maryland Institute College of Art is currently accepting applications for a
full-time Digital Initiatives Librarian. The Digital Initiative Librarian
provides expertise in creating and managing library digital collections, such
as digital special collections, electronic theses, and other born-digital or
retrospectively digitized materials. This librarian
participates in the planning, implementation, maintenance, expansion,
communication and promotion of digital library and institutional repository
services, collections and content. This librarian works closely with the other
units of the library to determine how digital assets should be leveraged for
both scholarly and popular audiences. Responsibilities
include budget management, database administration and implementing collection
initiatives in collaboration with the Director.

Summary of Essential Functions

* Digital Collections: Provide expertise, advice, and assistance in the development, deployment, evaluation, and preservation of digital collections and content.
* Plan and allocate budget in collaboration with the Director of the Decker Library
* Data Asset Management: serve as primary manager of Content DM and the image asset management
* Supervise digital image and collections cataloging
* Participate in collection development and outreach for still and moving image collections
* Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

View the full job description and instructions on how to apply here:

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Former CUA LIS Assistant Professor, Mary Edsall Choquette Passes Away

The information profession is mourning the loss of former CUA LIS Assistant Professor and recent Maryland iSchool Professor, Dr. Mary Edsall Choquette who passed away Thursday, February 20, 2015 of liver cancer.

Below, is an excerpt form an email sent by Dr. Anne Guilliland of UCLA:

“Mary’s research focused on cultural heritage information management education and modern performance documentation and preservation and she taught in the School of Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America, the Palmer School at Long Island University, and most recently at the iSchool at the University of Maryland.  She also made extraordinary contributions to dance heritage as consulting (and first) archivist at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, whose archives are among some of the most important in the memory of modern dance, and her other previous professional positions include Founding Curator of the Philadelphia Dance Collection at Temple University; Assistant Curator in the Harvard Theatre Collection at Harvard University; Performing Arts Archivist in the Music Division of the Library of Congress; and positions in the Libraries at the University of Maryland.  Mary was a regular AERI attendee and a strong advocate for our community and she will be much missed.”

Mary worked from 2005-2010 as a Cultural Heritage professor at The Catholic University of America. Her contributions to the information profession, with a specific focus on archives are unparalleled and she will dearly be missed.

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LIS Professor David Shumaker on NFAIS User Experience Panel

LIS Professor David Shumaker will be a panelist at the National Federation of Advanced Information Services annual conference, Sunday, February 22, 2015, speaking on “The User Experience: Increased Demands We Must Satisfy.” The NFAIS conference runs February 22-25 in Crystal City, Virginia.


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