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Congressional Research Service Has Four Temp Positions. Deadline is April 10, 2015

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has four temporary positions available in the Knowledge Services Group (KSG).

CRS is a service unit of the Library of Congress that works exclusively for the United States Congress. CRS provides policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation.

In support of the CRS mission of service to Congress, information professionals in the KSG provide expert on-demand information research; information products and resources; product updating; information resources management; briefings and seminars; consultations on research methodologies; and customized training for individuals and groups.

The four temporary positions include a GS-12 GIS Analyst, a GS-11 Digital Services Librarian, and two GS-8 Reference Assistants.

All of the positions have a start date of either April 19 or May 3, 2015 and have a duration of lasting 6 months, with the possibility of an extension of up to 3 months (contingent upon business need, available funding, and the selectee’s performance). Each position has a schedule of 20-40 hours per week.

More information and details about each of the temporary positions is available at

To apply for any of the positions, please email a resume and cover letter by April 10, 2015 to

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GPO to Launch Webinar Series in April

There is a webinar for LIS faculty and students in this series. It might be interesting for the student groups.

Webinar: Getting to Grad Students: Government Documents in the LIS Curriculum

Webinar Series List

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is offering a series of free, hour-long webinars in April that will be presented via its FDLP (Federal Depository Library Program) Academy by representatives from the GPO, other federal government agencies, and FDLP libraries across the country.

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Part-Time Archival Assistant (Byzantine Collections) at Dumbarton Oaks

Position Title: Part-Time Archival Assistant (Byzantine Collections)

Supervisor: Rona Razon, Archivist

Department: Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA)

Grade: N/A – Casual, temporary

Hours: maximum 17 hours per week


ICFA 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, this 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

Create new finding aids for unprocessed collections

Review and update existing finding aids, inventories, and arrangement plans for pre-processed collections

Assess, arrange, and describe collections according to archival and local standards

Evaluate collections’ physical condition and preserve them according to archival and local standards

Create timelines, maintain lists of references, and draft assessment reports and arrangement plans

Prepare, maintain, and review descriptive records in the department’s collection management system, ICA-AtoM (

Maintain a work journal and contribute to ICFA’s departmental blog and Facebook page

Preserve archival collections (documents, photographic prints, negatives, and slides) according to archival standards, established local guidelines, and best practices for storage and preservation

Provide support on administrative and other related duties, as assigned by the Archivist (e.g. update list of supplies, etc.)

Education and/or Experience

MLIS graduate or currently enrolled in an accredited MLIS program with prior coursework related to archives and preservation or a concentration in archives management

Experience with archival processing, preservation of archival materials, and creation of finding aids

Knowledge and understanding of professional archival practices and standards

Demonstrated analytical skills, proactive approach to problem-solving, and attention to detail with a high level of accuracy

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with team members in an academic setting, as well as to work independently and to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines

Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Computer skills and/or Other skills

Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, relational databases, social media applications, and other software tools

Preferred skills
If any other than the required qualifications

Excellent hand-writing

Interest in History, Art History, Architecture, Archaeology, or Byzantine Studies

Physical Demands
Ability to lift 30-50 pound boxes or other materials.

To Apply
The part-time Archival Assistant (Byzantine Collections) is required to work 17 hours per week at an hourly rate between $10.00 – $13.00 per hour, based on education and experience. Metro transportation benefits are available. This is a temporary position up to one year. Position open until filled.

Please send a cover letter, resume or CV, contact information for three references, and a sample of work (e.g., finding aid, online exhibit, blog, etc.) to:

Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) Summer 2015 Internships. Materials must be submitted by Friday, April 3rd, 2015 unless otherwise noted.

The BMA offers internships to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates. These positions provide the opportunity for interns to contribute to various Museum projects and activities while learning how a major institution functions on a day-to-day basis. Interns will be guided by their supervisor who will act as a mentor and teach them about their department’s function within the Museum.

While we prefer email, please see the Application Instructions (PDF) for the mailing address. Materials must be submitted by Friday, April 3rd, 2015 unless otherwise noted.

For more information, click the following:

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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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Library Cataloguing Internship at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC

The Carnegie Institution for Science seeks an intern to arrange and catalogue the library at their administrative headquarters in Washington, DC. The collection of approximately 4,200 volumes consists of Carnegie Institution monographs and Year Books (including rare editions), bound volumes of collected papers, contributions from the scientific departments, and reference works. The intern will create basic bibliographic records for the entire collection using EndNote. The task will involve searching external library catalogs and editing downloaded records to conform to local practice, as well as some original data entry. The intern will then re-shelve the entire collection according to a new organizational scheme. Working with Carnegie staff, the intern will help design a web interface to enable online access to the EndNote database.


• Currently enrolled in a graduate program in library and information science, archival studies, history of science and technology, or a related field
• Understanding of basic cataloguing principles
• Ability to work independently
• Self- motivated
• Excellent organizational skills
• Detail-oriented
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
• Familiarity with EndNote a plus
• Scientific background or an interest in science a plus

Stipend: $11.00/hour

Hours: Full – Time, Approximately 10 Weeks, Summer 2015

The position requires consistent attendance, moderate lifting and carrying, and the ability to climb a ladder to reach high shelves.

Please send resume and cover letter to

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