Library Intern – AARP – Washington, DC

This internship will provide hands-on experience with an active library team and will provide much needed support to the Research Center and AARP.  The intern will have an opportunity to hone their skills working for the largest social welfare organization in the country.

The intern will support the AARP Library staff in a variety of research tasks, including monitoring the Library’s internal communication channels, answering selected research information requests, library administration, assisting with library marketing strategy and events, assisting with special projects, such as collection management, assisting in the planning and presentation of library orientations and other duties as assigned.

An intern coordinator will be responsible for providing guidance and workflow management to the intern and he or she will also have access to a mentor and to the AARP Library Director. The position will directly impact the ability of the Research Center to support AARP’s social mission.

The Intern will allow the library to accomplish goals that would be harder to accomplish without the assistance of the intern – specifically small research requests, obtaining materials from external libraries and developing a variety of ready reference materials in electronic and traditional formats for clients.  These tasks are critical and their successful completion will add value to the Research Center’s ability to leverage knowledge.

The ideal intern is working towards a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. Must possess excellent research techniques.  General knowledge of library research databases is critical.  Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team.  Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems creatively and independently.  It is very important that you have the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and shift priorities as directed.  Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite are required. Excellent oral and written communication skills and keen attention to details are also required and you must demonstrate a commitment to providing outstanding customer service.


To Apply for this Opportunity

Submit a current resume indicating preferred work location   (We’re in all 50 states and U.S. territories)
A writing sample (Please attach to this application)
A cover letter detailing the areas of Interest to you at AARP.
Two letters of recommendation from a college or university professor/instructor and a manager who is familiar with your work
An official copy of a current semester transcript detailing number of accumulated credits and current GPA (minimum GPA of 3.0)

Recruiter: Angela Hurley


Instructions for Uploading Your Cover Letter and Writing Sample

Adding Cover Letter and Writing Sample at Time of Application Submission
a. Complete the on-line application by clicking the Submit button at the   end  of the application
b. Click the My Career Tools link at the top of the “My Applications” screen
c. Scroll down to the Cover Letters and Attachments section
d. Click Add Attachment
e. Upload each document separately
Adding Cover Letter and Writing Samples Any Other Time
a. Access the Careers web site
b. Log in with the user name/password used to apply for the internship
c. Click the My Career Tools link on the top right of the screen
d. Scroll down to the Cover Letters and Attachments section
e. Click Add Attachment
f. Upload each document separately

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Librarian – Bullis School – Potomac, MD

Bullis School seeks an innovative full-time librarian to work with students in grades 2-8, with a particular emphasis on supporting and expanding reading initiatives. This position reports to the Assistant Head of School. The successful candidate will possess an advanced degree in library science or information technology and personal traits that ensure success in working with students, faculty and administrators in a highly technological learning environment. Experience working in an independent school library is preferred.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Providing and maintaining appropriate resources, in a variety of formats, to meet the curricular needs of students and faculty
  • Providing information services to students, faculty and administrators
  • Working with faculty to integrate 21st century information literacy skills into the curriculum
  • Maintaining an online presence
  • Managing the physical spaces of the library
  • Developing an appropriate collection of leisure reading for grades 2-8
  • Participating in the life of the school, to include co-curricular activities in the Lower and Middle School Divisions and participation on faculty committees and task forces
  • Supporting and expanding on the reading initiatives in the Lower and Middle Schools to promote a culture of reading and to find and provide appropriate materials to foster reading growth

Skills & Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills with parents, students, faculty and staff
  • Minimum of five years of library teaching and management related experience
  • Advanced degree in library science or information technology

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Reference and Special Collections Librarian – U. S. Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

THE POSITION:  Nimitz Library, U.S. Naval Academy, is seeking a Reference Librarian who will serve in both the Reference and Instruction Department and the Special Collections and Archives Department.  In both departments the librarian will work with the respective department heads to contribute to the ongoing development of Nimitz Library as an exemplary 21st-century academic library; primary supervisory responsibility will rest with the Head of the Reference and Instruction Department in close consultation with the Head of the Special Collections and Archives Department.  The incumbent in this General Schedule (GS grade 9/GS grade 11) position will provide reference service during scheduled hours in each department, including some evening hours and occasional Sundays.  Responsibilities in Special Collections and Archives will include creating metadata for materials included in the library’s growing digital collections .

REQUIREMENTS:  U.S. citizenship; an appropriate degree; successful relevant experience in an academic library; reference and instruction experience including working with faculty; strong communication abilities; knowledge of current practices, trends, and innovations in reference and/or digital library development; knowledge of metadata and cataloging standards; knowledge of technology trends and developments as they affect and create opportunities for improving access to information.

HIGHLY DESIRABLE:  proven ability to respond to changing needs and circumstances; a record of professional development.

DESIRABLE: federal government experience.

THE LIBRARY:  Nimitz Library has a dedicated staff of 17 librarians, 12 library technicians, and 1.2 FTE part-time student aides.  The print collection of approximately 700,000 books and bound periodical volumes is complemented by a government documents collection by virtue of the library’s depository status, extensive microform collections, e-book collections, an extensive array of online databases, and rich collections in the Special Collections and Archives Department.

THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY:  The Naval Academy, founded in 1845, is the Navy’s undergraduate college, with 4,300 students, approximately 500 military and civilian faculty, and 25 major fields of study in three academic divisions (9 in engineering, 10 in math and science, 6 in humanities and social sciences).

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications.  Federal benefits package.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Please see The deadline for applications is April 30, 2015

The United States Naval Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

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Library Student Worker – Georgetown University Medical Center – Washington, DC

Job Description:

Temporary student worker needed to assist at Dahlgren Memorial Library, Georgetown University Medical Center with resource management tasks as well as to help cover shifts at the Information Services Desk.


Resource work involves reorganizing and weeding journals/books in library and updating database records, as well as preparing and editing MS Excel spreadsheets. Position will involve physically pulling bound journals/books from shelves, moving journals/books, and computer work, mostly using MS Excel, MS Word, and e-mail.  Based on interest and experience, other resource management tasks will be assigned.


When assigned to work at the Information Services Desk, the student worker will ensure services meet the access and information needs of the library clientele. Student worker will help provide basic reference and database searching assistance. By assisting patrons with standard health science databases, online catalog and other electronic resources as appropriate. In addition, may help interpret database records and reference sources for patrons; explain library policies and procedures, refer patrons to librarians and as appropriate, to other library units. Participation in circulation desk activities, answering informational questions, providing directional assistance, registering new patrons, processing inter-library loan requests and any special projects as needed. The Student Library Assistant will also occasionally shelve books. The Student Library Assistant also checks patron ID’s.


Requirements: MS Excel & other computer skills; Integrated Library System (ILS) familiarity; organizational skills; ability to work in a team environment; follow-up skills; ability to retrieve books on shelves up to 84″ high; ability to lift and carry (20 lbs maximum) library materials, supplies and push book trucks (150 lbs. maximum). This position requires a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.  Applicants must be currently enrolled at a university although summer course enrollment is not required.


Hours per week:  40/week Hours between 8am-8pm, Monday-Friday.


Start Date: After April 24, 2015

End Date: August 2015

About Dahlgren Memorial Library: Dahlgren Memorial Library acquires, organizes, and provides access to information services and resources in support of the mission of the University and the Medical Center, and consults and collaborates with GUMC faculty, staff, and students to integrate information resources and technologies into teaching, learning, research, patient care, and service.

Contact:  Please send resumes and availability to

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Library Intern (paid) – Howard University Transportation Research Center (HUTRC) – Washington, DC

Job Title: Library Intern @ District Department of Transportation

Organization Name:   Howard University Transportation Research Center   

Compensation Type: Paid

Internship for Academic Credit?: No


Job Description: As part of DDOT’s cooperative agreement with the Howard University Transportation Research Center (HUTRC), DDOT engages full-time students as interns from universities in the DC metropolitan area to promote the advancement of engineering and policy research. HUTRC recruits the interns and manages the program on DDOT’s behalf.


HUTRC is searching for a summer intern to assist the Librarian with running the day to day operations of the library, including but not limited to:


– Quality checking the catalog records

– Shelving materials in Library of Congress call number order

– Typing labels

– Copy-cataloging

– Assisting with daily reference requests

– Scanning historical photos and documents for our digitization project

– Doing data entry for the photos and documents into our Omeka content management site

– Shelf-reading to check for correct call number order/cataloging errors

– Assisting with the library’s social media activity


Qualifications: – Cataloging experience/taken a cataloging class is desirable but not required. (Note: Our software comes with the MARC coding already done, so it’s a matter of entering the information.) A basic familiarity with Library of Congress classification should suffice.

– Basic knowledge of how to use library cataloging software and perform searches

– Basic knowledge of how to upload photos/make posts on social media


Education: Completed Bachelor’s degree, currently enrolled in a Library and Information Science Master’s program

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This position provides advanced-level support and related work to the Information Center in the Research and Collective Bargaining Services Department.



  • Maintain Information Center budget and monitor charges for books, periodicals and data processing for all departments. Work with external vendors and serials agent in the acquisition of library materials. Maintain serials check-in and routing distribution. Order books and periodicals upon request. Process incoming library materials using InMagic. Shelve books and periodicals. Sort and distribute newspapers.
  • Create and maintain department databases.
  • Respond to requests for information. Select appropriate database systems and files, formulate search requests utilizing system appropriate languages, and retrieve relevant information. Organize information and forward to requestor. Answer general reference questions.
  • Other related duties as assigned.



  • High school graduate and 5+ years of library experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. College coursework or degree desirable.
  • Knowledge of library services and systems, including the Library of Congress classification system and library software. Knowledge of databases and search techniques.
  • Math and accounting skills sufficient to perform calculations and comparative analyses, often using spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including creating and using Excel spreadsheets and Access databases.
  • English skills sufficient to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Send resume to **Please be sure to tell us where you found this position vacancy.**  Starting salary is $44,224.

For more information on this and other vacancies, visit our website at

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Head of Special Collections and University Archives – Towson University – Towson, MD

The Head of Special Collections & University Archives is responsible for planning, organizing, preserving, managing and evaluating all aspects of Towson University’s special collections and archives. Leads Towson University’s special collections and archives initiatives including selecting, collecting, developing, organizing, preserving, digitizing, and providing access to these collections. Promotes use of the collections. Assists students, faculty, staff and researchers using the special collections & university archives. Serves as member of Library’s leadership team.

Employment Opportunities

Position Description

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Register Now for the Cultural Heritage Information Management Forum, Friday, June 5, 2015

Registration is now open for the Cultural Heritage Information Management Forum that will take place at the Catholic University of America on June 5, 2015. The forum is designed for cultural heritage practitioners, students, and researchers from private and public sectors to share strategies and best practices for creating digital cultural heritage collections, engaging current and potential users, and providing access to digital collections as easily as possible. The forum is open to the public and lunch will be provided. However, space is limited and registration is required to participate.

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Sally Stokes, CUA LIS Adjunct Prof., Receives One of Two Honors at the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Conference


Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) awarded CUA LIS Adjunct Professor, Sally Stokes, one of their two highest honors for her research at this year’s convocation in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Library and Information Science Research Journal appoints Dr. Youngok Choi, CUA LIS Associate Professor, Editorial Board Member

Dr. Youngok Choi, Associate Professor, was appointed editorial board member in March 2015 for the Library and Information Science Research journal published by Elsevier.

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