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Our management team is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Reference Librarian to join our team. As a Reference Librarian, you will provide reference services, curate data and maintain the overall efficiency of our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based library.

If you are passionate about reference work and interested in working in a dynamic and innovative environment, we encourage you to apply for this existing opportunity.

Office Location: Alexandria, VA - Yellow Line

Work Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Effectively support a science-based federal agency by managing the acquisition, organization, and maintenance of physical and digital catalog collections.

• Develop and implement preservation strategies to ensure long-term access and usability of physical and digital materials

• Develop metadata and taxonomies for cataloging collections to ensure efficient search and retrieval.

• Provide training and support to library staff and patrons on the use of physical and digital resources.

• Collaborate with subject librarians to support digital scholarship initiatives and promote the use of collections in research and teaching

• Stay up-to-date with emerging trends and technologies in digital librarianship and information management.

• Complete other duties include tracking usage statistics, participation in special projects as assigned.

Requirements

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution.
  • At least 1-3 years of experience in reference librarianship
  • Proven experience in distilling complex research into succinct, accurate, and grammatically correct technical writing in response to research/reference requests
  • Working knowledge of digital preservation standards and best practices in a professional environment
  • Hands-on experience with metadata and taxonomies for digital collections.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast paced environment
  • Strong analytical, detailed orientation, and prioritization skills,
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Programming language is a plus but not required.
  • Likes to work independently.
  • Will work in a small team with one other librarian and the client.

Benefits

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Wellness Resources

Last updated on May 22, 2024

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