CUA LIS Professor Dave Shumaker to speak at DC/SLA 75th Jubilee Event

Professor Dave Shumaker to speak at 75th Jubilee Event for the DC Chapter of Special Libraries Association (DC/SLA) on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The program title –  “Skills Gaps – What’s an Info Pro to Do?” describes a problem of professional development for those five or more years from their graduate degree learning environment.

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Reference Librarian – Howard University Law Library – Washington, DC

To be a Reference Librarian at Howard University School of Law is to play an active part in a great institution dedicated to the cause of human rights and social justice.  You’ll help educate future lawyers as a classroom instructor and research professional.  You’ll collaborate with faculty and students in their search for solutions to legal and social issues here and abroad.  You’ll work in an innovative and rewarding environment, in an attractive library facility.  You will be a member of a welcoming, dedicated group of library co-workers in a vibrant, appreciative law school community.


Job Requirements

For more information, please visit the Howard University Employment Opportunities web site

Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution; extensive legal research experience; excellent communications skills; creativity and enthusiasm.  J.D. preferred.

Participate in faculty-librarian liaison program; teach classes for first year Legal Research Labs program and as a guest lecturer in a variety of class sessions; develop and write educational resources, such as research guides, programs, articles and web pages; play a leadership role in the library’s Public Services Department.      


To Apply

Please visit the Howard University Employment Opportunities web site for detailed information at  Select ‘View job postings and apply here’ and apply to job posting 30488.


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Information Resources Center Intern – Edison Electric Institute – Washington, DC

EEI has a part-time internship opportunity available,in our Information Resources Center (IRC). The intern will assist with transitioning a print library collection to a more virtual knowledge service, including: weeding, deaccessioning and preparing historical print materials for storage or donation, along with updating Web sites and integrated library database systems.  Other duties will include: some handling of reference and research requests, as well as performing special projects and a variety of administrative tasks. Graduate-level coursework in library science is strongly preferred. Candidates must be detail-oriented with excellent communication and organization skills. Experience with database management using SharePoint and cataloging software is preferred. The intern should have an interest in a variety of areas, including digital file management, should be a self-starter, and capable of working well with a team and individually.


To Apply


For immediate consideration, e-mail your résumé with a cover letter and salary requirements to (Attention: IRC Internship)


Edison Electric Institute


The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for 220 million Americans, operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and directly employ more than 500,000 workers. With more than $85 billion in annual capital expenditures, the electric power industry is responsible for millions of additional jobs. Reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity powers the economy and enhances the lives of all Americans. EEI has 70 international electric companies as Affiliate Members, and 250 industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members. 

 Organized in 1933, EEI provides public policy leadership, strategic business intelligence, and essential conferences and forums.




EEI is located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington, D.C. We are across the street from the National Archives, and just a few blocks away from the U.S. Capitol and the Smithsonian Institution. The National Archives/Navy Memorial station is directly in front of our building.


Visit us at! Equal Opportunity Employer.

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University Archivist – Morgan State University – Baltimore, MD

Department: Earl S. Richardson Library

Duties:  Manages the day-to-day activities of the University Archives, including supervision of staff and student assistants; builds and manages university archive record groups and unit related digital collections, historical manuscript collections, as well as non-literary rare book holdings. Applies and promulgates standards and best practices in providing access to archival and manuscript collections through finding aids, catalog records, and other descriptive means; provides hands on support for the arrangement and description of archival and manuscript collections and provides reference, consultation, and instruction services related to University Archives collections; the archivist develops methods for maintaining and tracking statistical records of unit operations and use of collections, particularly student use of primary source materials; creates and coordinates exhibitions, public programs, and publications that promote the University and the use of the University Archives and pursues grant funding and development opportunities to support University Archives activities; performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Information Science or a related discipline; five (5) years of experience in an archival setting to include experience in a professional position working in an archives or manuscript repository.

Requirements: Knowledge of descriptive cataloging principles, experience working with archival database applications, web-based technologies, digitization technologies and standards, and metadata standards (specifically MARC, DUBLIN, CORE, and EAD). USMARC format and archives use of the Internet; knowledge of EAD (Encoded Archival Description); knowledge of archival theory, methods and practices; knowledge of preservation techniques; skill in deciphering deteriorated or poor quality printed matter handwritten manuscripts, photographs, or film; ability to understand the content of documents and the context in which they are created; ability to work independently and collaboratively; ability to organize large amounts of information and write clear instructions for its retrieval and use in metadata; ability to complete projects within a limited time frame.

To Apply:  Send letter of interest indicating Job #2012-108, a resume, a Morgan State University Application for Employment, and three names of references with telephone numbers to: Morgan State University, Office of Human Resources, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21251 or e-mail information to jobs@ EEO/AA


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Library Support Specialist – Department of Justice – Washington, DC

The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice has an opening for a GS-9 Library Support Specialist to join our dedicated team and gain invaluable experience working in the public interest to protect the competitive process. The Division’s work ranges over the entire spectrum of the U.S. economy. Its merger and civil enforcement cases can affect the structure and performance of an entire industry, and its criminal enforcement detects and punishes white-collar antitrust crimes that rob American consumers.   This position is located in the Library Staff of the Executive Office of the Antitrust Division. The incumbent reports to the Head Librarian and assists in supporting the planning, analyzing, and evaluating of administrative programs within the Library.  For additional information and to apply, go to

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University Archivist – Old Dominion University – Norfolk, VA

UNIVERSITY ARCHIVIST: Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, the University Archivist is responsible for administering activities related to Old Dominion University’s historical records and documents.  The University Archivist fosters relationships with units and individuals across the campus to acquire the most significant materials for documenting and promoting the history and functions of ODU.  As a member of the Special Collections and University Archives staff, the incumbent will participate in the delivery of reference assistance, instruction in the use of resources, outreach, digital and collection development services, and work closely with other units in the Libraries to ensure effective access to their collections and archives.  The University Archivist will assist the Head in providing personnel supervision within the department, including a number of student assistants, volunteers and interns.



A graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent), and/or a graduate degree in archival studies.  Experience working in archives.



Experience with standards based on non-MARC metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD, and other library and archival description and content standards.  Experience identifying and cultivating donors and other stakeholders in supporting library or archival programs.  Experience with collection development. Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections and copyright issues associated with print and digital technologies.  Supervisory experience.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum $50,000.  Excellent benefits package.


Old Dominion University is a metropolitan state-supported institution with enrollment of 24,400, a leader in distance learning, and a Carnegie Extensive Doctoral/Research University.  The campus is located in the historic port city of Norfolk, VA.  Position announcement and description are available at  For campus information, check


Screening of applicants will begin April 7, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.


CONTACT: A complete application will contain a cover letter addressing position requirements, resume and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Submit applications to, by clicking on Teaching and Research Faculty opportunities.


Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Head of Resource Acquisitions – Catholic University of America Libraries – Washington, DC

Position Summary
Provides leadership, expertise and management for all aspects of the acquisition and receipt of print and electronic library resources.
Essential Responsibilities Include:
Manage the work of the acquisitions staff developing and implementing procedures and workflows as needed. Plan and implement new initiatives that will improve service and efficiency.  Supervise and evaluate the activities of the Unit including vendor selection, order placement, copy cataloging, invoicing, and receipt and claiming for all formats of library material: print, electronic and audiovisual. Work effectively with vendors of products and services and with partners in WRLC libraries.  Assist in developing and managing demand-driven collection building efforts, including shared e-book plans.  Monitor expenditures, vendor payments, encumbrances, and status of orders. Work closely with the subject selectors.
Develop and deliver statistical and narrative reports to support collection management needs Keep abreast publisher/provider pricing, practices and trends.
Manage the processing of library material gifts.  Participates, as a professional member in the University Libraries with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning, including: involvement in committees and special ad hoc projects; establishment and maintenance of communication with faculty and patrons in other areas of the university; provision of information and access to information
resources; and contribution to the library profession and engagement in professional development activities.
Minimum Qualifications:
A Master’s degree is required (American Library Association Degree in Library
Science degree preferred).
A minimum of three (3) years of substantial professional experience in acquisition of library materials in print and electronic formats in an academic library with at least one (1) year of supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to manage culturally diverse staff. Experience with materials published in a variety of formats. Experience with an integrated online library system and major bibliographic utility (OCLC). Experience with complex acquisitions of library materials.
Knowledge of current trends and new developments in library technical services. Working knowledge of cataloging practice and standards including MARC and RDA. Knowledge of core skills, including e-resources and management, automated
bibliographic systems, serials control and approval plans.  Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions.  Working knowledge of automated library systems, preferably Voyager.  Proficiency with MS Office applications.
Expertise with web resources and standard office software, including competence in bibliographic and acquisitions data management.  Knowledge of new library management systems.  Basic understanding of licensing and copyright issues
How to apply:
forward application, resume, and cover letter:
Reference position 101483 in subject line or on application.
Applications close on 4/2/15
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Paid Internship – National Geographic Society Library – Washington, DC

Are you looking for a great place to complete a graduate field study or internship? Consider the National Geographic Society Library, where you can gain valuable work experience, see how a small, non-profit special library operates, and get a look behind the scenes at one of the world’s most respected and recognized organizations. This is a paid internship.


Online applications only (do not reply to this announcement). Please remember to include a cover letter.



The summer internship at the National Geographic Library offers a variety of professional and project experience in a special library environment. The library intern will work closely with staff librarians and gain experience in reference, collection management, and information literacy instruction.


  1. Learn to update and develop research guides designed to increase the efficiency of National Geographic business and editorial research. (20%)
  2. Under the supervision of reference staff, practice basic reference skills and learn about policies, procedures, and services. (20%)
  3. Work with the collection manager to shelf-read and shift selected areas of the collection, including books and maps. (20%)
  4. Learn to provide basic cataloging of selected materials in our Library management system. (20%)
  5. Create your own project based on your experience, talents and interests. For example, designing an instructional video, developing a class, building an online resource, etc.  (20%)


The National Geographic Society is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Founded in 1888, its interests include geography, wildlife, history, archaeology, natural science, conservation, and exploration. Read more about National Geographic at


The NG Library serves the staff at National Geographic, including magazines, books, maps, TV/film, images, digital media, geographic education, exhibits and events, travel, research & exploration, and much more. The library maintains book, periodical, map, and electronic resource collections and provides Society staff and partners with reference and research services.

Minimum Education Required

At least one semester completed in an accredited Masters program in Library or Information Science, or recent MLS graduate.

Additional Knowledge and Skills Required

Some work experience in a Library environment a plus, but not required. Computer use including Word, FileMaker Pro, and Excel.

Knowledge of LibGuides, Polaris, and MARC cataloging a plus.

Ability to work on a variety of tasks, as assigned.

Responsibility percentages may vary depending on business needs.

National Geographic is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Part-time Librarian – ICF International – Bethesda, MD

Interested in a job as a Disaster Information Specialist?  Please consider applying and/or sharing with others:

The Health Informatics and Technology Solutions Division of ICF international is currently seeking a Part-Time Librarian or Library/Information School Graduate Student to work in Bethesda, MD.

Key Responsibilities:

ICF International assists the National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (<>) with a variety of activities and is looking for a part-time (24– 30 hours per week) librarian or library/information school graduate student to develop, edit, and update materials quickly in response to disasters and public health emergencies. This is an exciting learning opportunity in the emerging field of disaster health information.

Duties may include:

§  Reviewing Web page links and selection of resources for disaster health topic Web pages

§  Updating and maintaining Web site using TeamSite content management software (CMS). Experience with TeamSite not required but experience posting information to Web site (e.g., via a CMS) is required.

§  Ensuring Web documents are Section 508 compliant; experience with section 508 compliance not required, but highly desirable

§  Selection, data entry, and writing annotations for disaster medicine and public health grey literature database,

§  Assisting partners, collaborators and audiences by:

§  responding to inquiries

§  scheduling, planning, and attending meetings, meeting minute preparation, and

§  corresponding via phone or email

§  Testing and review of disaster health databases and mobile applications

§  Testing training materials and participation in disaster health information continuing education classes

§  Attending meetings with potential opportunities to interact with disaster medicine and public health professionals and librarians

§  Managing administration of the Listserv DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB

§  Monitoring of multiple RSS feeds for new resources

§  Monitoring, message writing, and posting on Twitter account, GovDelivery, and other tools for promoting DIMRC resources


Basic Qualifications:

§  Must be currently enrolled or a graduate of an accredited MLS program.

§  Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills. Writing sample required.

§  Demonstrated experience publishing content to Web sites, use of a content management system (CMS) preferred.

§  At least one year of professional level work experience

§  Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office products

Preferred Skills / Experience:

§  Background in science, public health, allied health, emergency management desirable, but not required.

§  Experience with section 508 compliance highly desired, but not required.

Professional Skills:

§  Ability to work within a team environment and contribute to consensus-based decision making

§  Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems creatively and independently

§  Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and shift priorities as directed

§  Able to efficiently work in fast paced environment with team members

§  Excellent oral and written communication skills

§  Excellent attention to detail

§  Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people at every level

§  General computer and email skills

For more information:

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Head Librarian – St. Albans School – Washington, DC

St. Albans School of Washington, DC, is seeking a Head Librarian beginning in Fall 2015.  Duties include directing the Ellison Library, which houses a collection of 18,000 titles and serves the entire St. Albans Upper School community; managing the library budget, including careful tracking of expenses for books, periodicals, AV, and digital sources; maintaining and developing the school’s print and digital collections and databases, including several special collections; ensuring and maintaining a cooperative relationship, including a shared catalog, with the library at the National Cathedral School for Girls (St. Albans’ sister school); managing book prize acquisitions; promoting active communication with faculty and students on new materials and trends in media availability; overseeing and monitoring students in the library and advising students on research strategies; overseeing the library’s webpage and online presence; ensuring that—in keeping with its ideals—the library provides a beautiful, inviting, interesting, creative, and engaging intellectual and academic environment.  Qualifications: MLS or equivalent; background in a secondary school or university setting; awareness and interest in library and media science trends; willingness to engage in creative approaches to learning; ability to engage effectively with faculty and students in all disciplines.  To apply please go to

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