Reference and Digital Services Librarian-The Congressional Research Service
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Knowledge Services Group is accepting applications under its 2019 Graduate Recruit Program for a Reference and Digital Services Librarian.
Performs reference and instructional services, and will maintain and develop web-based information tools and services.
Contributes to the development or enhancement of information tools to support CRS’s research activities. Identifies project-related issues or problems, helps gather requirements for tools and systems to address these needs, and liaises with information technology specialists regarding incorporation of these requirements into new or enhanced information systems.
Participates in digital content and data projects. Assists with ongoing assessment of CRS’s information services through data gathering and analysis, and exploratory research on standard storage and access options and preservation strategies. Participates in research and evaluation, and in the planning, design, development, testing, and implementation of new digital services.
Keeps abreast of developments affecting knowledge management, metadata, and information retrieval.
This candidate should have solid computer skills, including skills needed to work with databases, spreadsheets, and web applications in a network environment. The ideal candidate will be enrolled in or graduating from a Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree program or have experience; knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information; and an understanding of the principles of information management, metadata, and information retrieval.
Application instructions and selection and evaluation criteria can be found in the vacancy announcement, https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545344400. Applications must be received by October 9, 2019.