2019 Congressional Research Service Graduate Recruit Program

Approximate date of posting 09/11/2019 to 10/09/2019

Position: Reference and Digital Services Librarian

Eligibility Graduate students – Current enrollment in or anticipated graduation from an appropriate, accredited advanced degree program


Company/Institution/Organization Library of Congress-Congressional Research Services- CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.


 Schedule/Hours  Full-time,

Time Frame: Temporary with the expectation of subsequent conversion to permanentInitial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon participants’ performance and completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.

Compensation: GS 09 $57,510 to $74,759 per year



  • 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.
  • Ability to provide reference and research services
  • The ability to provide reference and research services by conducting reference interviews; evaluating clients’ requirements and developing search strategies; identifying and evaluating authoritative data, statistics, and information; evaluating publications and electronic resources for content coverage and trends; and monitoring current events.
  • Ability to organize, integrate and present content
  • The ability to organize, integrate and present content for a variety of audiences.   This includes, for example, creating subject guides (e.g., LibGuides, SharePoint pages, pathfinders); (2) aggregating and presenting information to respond to user needs; (3) tagging content to improve information access; (4) creating and maintaining information alerts; (5) testing usability of web products; and (6) integrating disparate information sources (e.g., library catalogs, RSS feeds) into web portals.

Apply https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545344400/

Deadline:  10/09/2019


2019-2021 Academic Library Fellowship-North Carolina

Approximate Date of Posting:  9/7/2019

Position: Library Fellow

Eligibility Recent M.L.S. and M.I.S. graduates. An option for January or September placement may be available, depending upon graduation date. In order to be eligible, the terminal degree must be awarded no more than 12 months before the date of appointment. In order to be eligible, the terminal degree must be awarded between December 2019 and September 2020.

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Company/Organization   North Carolina State University

Schedule/Hours: Full-time

Time Frame:  2 years July 2020 through June 2022.

Compensation $65,000 plus benefits package. Professional development stipend, up to $2,500 annually.

Source: Libjobs


The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program provides the launching pad for your career in a leading research library. As a Fellow you will experience the rewards of working with a diverse clientele, including outstanding faculty and students in nationally ranked academic programs. You will gain experience in a highly collaborative work environment with access to key decision makers throughout the organization. You will also develop expertise in a functional area of academic librarianship while contributing meaningfully to an innovative initiative of strategic importance.

The NCSU Libraries is well known for its technological advances and commitment to defining the future of librarianship. We seek out candidates with interests and aptitudes in these areas and Fellows’ assignments reflect these areas of focus. Fellows perform as entry-level librarians half-time in a home department. The remaining time is devoted to an initiative of strategic importance in an area outside the home department.

The Libraries recognizes that self-determination is an important consideration. During the interview process, candidates learn more about the Libraries’ departments and initiatives. Candidates are then given the opportunity to indicate their preferences for department and project assignments. The Libraries makes assignments that consider those preferences.

Website: https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/fellows/about




How to Apply:  https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/107067 Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis upon receipt. Interviews will be held January/February 2020

We suggest you address your letter “Dear Members of the Nomination Committee.” The committee membership changes annually and will be posted on the website with the vacancy announcement upon selection.

Deadline: Anticipated closing: January 11, 2019 We do not set a deadline in advance for applications. We continue to accept applications until finalist candidates are selected, the timing of which can vary. We often do, however, include language in the vacancy announcement encouraging candidates to apply by a certain date. This is offered as a guideline only. If you see the vacancy announcement posted and the link to the online application system is still live, we are still accepting applications. Also note that on the online application system you will see a date in the box marked “Must Be Open Until.” THIS IS NOT A DEADLINE. We are required to post vacancies for a certain number of working days. This box only indicates that the job MUST remain open until a certain date. The vacancy announcement will remain open well after that date

2020-2022 Diversity Fellowship Program-CA

Approximate date of posting  August 9th, 2019

Position:  (2) early-career librarians

Eligibility Completion of or enrollment in an ALA-accredited master’s degree program in Library and Information Science or equivalent; if degree is in progress, must be completed by January 2020

Recent or imminent graduates are particularly encouraged to apply; no prior professional experience is required.

Location: Davis, CA
Company/Institution/Organization Library at the University of California, Davis

 Schedule/Hours  Full-time

Time Frame: Two years

Compensation: Assistant Librarian, Salary Point 1, $55,014—Assistant Librarian, Salary Point 6, $62,854, depending on qualifications and experience

Source  acrl-rig-request@lists.ala.org

Description The Library at the University of California, Davis, seeks two dynamic, user-oriented, early-career librarians to participate in a two-year Diversity Fellowship Program. The goals of the program are to 
● Advance diversity and equal opportunity in the profession by recruiting individuals with the potential for leadership in addressing the barriers that have prevented individuals from traditionally underrepresented ethnic or racial minority groups, gender or gender identities, or physical or cognitive abilities from full participation in careers in academic librarianship 
● Recruit to the Library of the University of California, Davis, for the duration of the fellowship, individuals relatively new to working in a research library by providing opportunities to 
○ contribute meaningfully to defining the changing role of research libraries and the required workforce of the future 
○ acquire meaningful, practical experience in a research library in a top-rated research institution 
This program will provide the incumbents with a supportive environment to gain the requisite knowledge, skills, and competencies to thrive in an academic library setting with a focus on promoting undergraduate and professional student academic success and life-long learning.

Early-career librarians who are interested in pursuing academic librarianship and have an interest in contributing meaningfully to defining the changing role of research libraries and the required workforce of the future, as well as those interested in acquiring meaningful, practical experience in a research library in a top-rated research institution are encouraged to apply. The Fellows report to the Head of Student Services and will participate in a team of professionals to work collaboratively to develop, implement, and support library information services for students of UC Davis.

Position Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Head of Student Services, the Fellows will, by the end of the program: 
● Participate in providing services that support the information and research needs of undergraduate and professional students, and effectively deliver services, resources, and outreach activities that advance the Library’s mission
● Be able to demonstrate requisite experience and skills to compete for a position in an academic library credibly 
● Have had the opportunity to explore various roles in an academic library, shape their professional aspirations, and see how different functional units interact and contribute to the library as a whole 
● Have cultivated collaboration and communication skills necessary to work effectively in a contemporary library organization through practical work experience and professional development opportunities 
● Under the mentoring of colleagues, have gained demonstrable knowledge related to ongoing relationships with users and be able to articulate appropriate strategies to support education and research
● Be ready to speak to and model aspects of modern librarianship in an academic setting 
● Be able to demonstrate the project and time management skills necessary to manage successfully complex projects 
● Be able to apply supplemental professional capabilities such as conflict management, emotional intelligence, team training, persuasion methods, etc. 
● Be able to contribute to shaping the field of librarianship through research and scholarship, and possess the communication skills and perspective to contribute to discussions about professional practice 
● Have received specific professional development and training focused on beginning their professional career (such as carrying out a job search, negotiating an offer for a professional position, and seeking a professional mentor)

During the first year of the fellowship, the Fellows will gain knowledge and work experience in the UC Davis Library, primarily in the Student Services department. They will also be introduced to other facets of research librarianship, in areas such as research consultation and support, cataloging and metadata services, archives and special collections, health sciences, collection strategies, scholarly communications, online services, and data science and management.

The second year will be focused on appropriate project work, with specifics defined as the first year draws to a close in consultation among the Fellows, their supervisor, and others. The projects will be tailored to the Fellows’ expertise, interests, and skills, and ideally will address Library strategic or programmatic needs. The second year will culminate with a presentation, poster session, or paper, or some such similar effort, about the projects.

Apply Applications must be submitted via the UC Davis RECRUIT website at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply

Please include a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the position, a Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information for at least four references.

Website: https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/careers/

POC:  Please contact Beth Callahan, bacallahan@ucdavis.edu, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, with questions.

Deadline: Candidates applying by October 7, 2019 will receive first consideration. Final Filing Date: Nov 18, 2019 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

2019-2020 Library and Research Intern-D.C.

Approximate date of posting  August 26, 2019
Position: Library and Research Intern

Eligibility Master’s-level graduate student pursuing a degree in Library & Information Science

AARP also considers non-traditional interns who are looking to re-enter the workforce or change careers.  This may include those who have previously graduated college and are now enrolled in a continuing education program.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Company/Institution/Organization AARP


 Schedule/Hours  25 hours per week 

Time Frame: year round intern.

Compensation: competitively paid

Source  http://cuaslis.org/wp/library-and-research-intern-at-aarp-part-time-paid-dc/

  • Description Fine-tune your research skills by interning with a dynamic unit focused on research, insights, synthesis, innovation, personal growth, and emerging technologies.  We are seeking a.  You must be able to learn quickly and apply new skills; work independently as well as collaboratively; and possess excellent research, analytical, writing, organizational, and communications skills.


The Library & Strategic Services Department of AARP is looking for a strong Master’s-level Library graduate student to serve as a paid The internship will provide the student with hands-on experience in conducting secondary research using a vast array of databases, as well as experience in interpreting and synthesizing research findings. It provides the chance to do meaningful work that impacts society, and the opportunity for making relevant professional connections. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with the largest social welfare organization in the country and is an excellent way for a talented graduate student interested in Library Science and research to acquire hands-on experience as part of a small, committed and professional team.


On an average day you will be:


Conduct literature scans on research requests for stakeholders throughout the association.

Perform company due diligence and people vetting.


Synthesize research findings from AARP’s collection of resources, including primary and secondary research, academic journals, consumer and market research, etc.

Summarize research reports for internal distribution.

Contribute to data analyses and write-up of findings.


Proactively distribute research from AARP’s collection of resources to internal stakeholders.

Apply innovative thinking and problem solving to challenges.


Assist with special projects such as collection management.

Assist with library marketing and promotional events.


Explore and demonstrate new and emerging technologies in the AARP Library collection such as virtual reality (VR) technology.


Answer ad-hoc research requests as assigned.

Customer Service

Provide face to face interactions at the Library’s Reference Desk.

Monitor and provide timely responses via the Library’s internal communication channels to help manage project in-take.

Apply https://careers.aarp.org/ShowJob/Id/2076127/Library-and-Research-Intern/


2019- Fall Special Library Internship-D.C.

Approximate date of posting August 18, 2019

Position: Education Intern

Eligibility currently enrolled students or recent graduates 

Location: Washington, DC

Company/Institution/Organization Folger Shakespeare Library

 Schedule/Hours  regular weekly schedule of up to 16 hours per week during normal business hours.

Time Frame: October-December

Compensation: $$$

Source Indeed

Description The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., is seeking a dedicated and collaborative intern to join the Education department This intern will assist with a range of important projects, including a new online platform for teachers, a teacher membership campaign, and our student Shakespeare festivals.

This intern will contribute to the mission of Folger Education by completing various responsibilities, including but not limited to the following: collecting, organizing, and storing content for Forsooth!, our new online community for teachers; tracking user engagement on Forsooth!; entering and maintaining data in our online teacher database; and supporting the planning and execution of the Secondary School Shakespeare Festival and Children’s Festivals. The intern will be responsible for preparing welcome packages for new teachers, participating in Folger Education staff meetings, and supporting day-to-day administration and operations as needed. Additionally, the intern may assist in the planning and execution of teacher professional development and Folger Education’s presence at the 2019 National Council of Teachers of English Conference.

ApplyI nterested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Website: https://folger.secure.force.com/employment/VanaHCM__Job_Detail?Id=a1e1S000003hT1CQAU

Deadline: Unspecified

2019 Reference & Public Services Intern-Trainee & Entry -level Librarian Employment Opportunity

Approximate date of posting 08-13-2019

Position: Librarian 1

Eligibility employees of the Miami-Dade County Public Library System

fully accepted into an ALA accredited Master’s of Library Science degree program and registered for classes.

Intern Level:

Must be currently enrolled in an American Librarian Association (ALA) Master’s degree program.  Must provide an acceptance letter from the dean.  Must provide an official transcript indicating applicant has taken (or is currently taking) Master of Library Science or related program courses or registration document indicating applicant is enrolled for the current term. Must be able to work weekends and nights. 

(Salary: $43,919.20)

Trainee Level:

Must be currently enrolled in an American Library Association

(ALA) accredited graduate school Master’s degree program in Library Science or related program and have completed at least 18 semester credits in Library Science or related program.  Must be able to work weekends and nights. 

(Salary:  $46,002.58)

Librarian Level:

Master’s degree in Library Science or related program from an

American Library Association (ALA) accredited graduate school.  Must be able to work weekends and nights.

(Salary:  $48,439.30)

Location: Miami-Dade Public Library System

101 W. Flagler Street

Miami, FL33130

Miami-Dade Public Library System

 Schedule/Hours  Full-time

Time Frame: unspecified

Compensation: $43,919.20-$46,002.58

Source https://www.floridalibraryjobs.org/search/search_all?sortby=created_at&order=desc

Description This is entry level administrative work which provides the opportunity for employees of the Miami-Dade County Public Library System to receive professional training.  Assignments serve to offer practical experience, professional development and promotional opportunities within the Library System to employees fully accepted into an ALA accredited Master’s of Library Science degree program and registered for classes.



This is entry level administrative work which provides the opportunity for employees of the Miami-Dade County Public Library System to receive professional training.  Assignments serve to offer practical experience, professional development and promotional opportunities within the Library System to employees fully accepted into an ALA accredited Master’s of Library Science degree program and registered for classes.

Emphasis is placed on assisting participants to become accustomed with the requirements of the Master’s in Library Science degree to include assisting with assignments and developing skills and work site duties and responsibilities. Supervision is received from a senior staff member. Guidance is received from a Mentor, who serves as a resource to help the participant with professional development issues and training of professional level duties at the assigned worksite.


  Applies study habits and developing skills to meet the academic requirements of the Master’s of Library Science.

  Applies academic knowledge to the routine operations of public library work.

  Assists with reference activities including researching and providing patrons with documented answers to reference questions.

  Assists with analyzing collection development needs.

  Assists with the proper maintenance of library materials and equipment in an assigned library area.

  Maintains an awareness of current library issues and trends by reading professional and related literature and attending workshops, conferences and courses.

  Assists with classifying, cataloging and ordering library materials.

  Performs related work as required.



This is entry-level professional library work in a variety of phases of library operations. 

Employees in this classification are responsible for the application of professional library principles and practices to various assignments in library operations.  Responsibilities include assisting the public in the use of information technology, performing complex reference activities, analyzing collection development needs, and continuous familiarization with the library’s resources and developments in the profession.  Supervision may be exercised over a staff of clerical, para-professional or technical employees.  Supervision is received from a higher level Librarian who assigns duties and reviews work for satisfactory performance.


  Performs complex reference activities including researching and providing patrons with documented answers to reference questions; instructs patrons in the use of bibliographic materials and information technology; assists patrons in the selection of library materials; performs specialized library programming; resolves patron problems concerning library or County policies.

  Analyzes collection development needs, oversees the selection of materials, prepares bibliographies and provides reader’s advisory and reference services for assigned areas of responsibility.

  Exercises responsibility for the proper maintenance of library materials and equipment in an assigned library area.

  Plans, assigns and reviews the work of para-professional, clerical, technical and volunteer workers engaged in a variety of library activities.

  Maintains an awareness of current library issues and trends by reading professional and related literature and attending workshops, conferences and courses.

  Classifies, catalogs and orders library materials.

  Performs related lower level work as required

Apply Please visit https://www8.miamidade.gov/global/humanresources/home.page to search for job opening # 55786 and apply!

Website: https://exterd.miamidade.gov/psp/GUEST/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

Deadline: 08-25-2019

2019 Fall Photo Preservation Intern-NY

Approximate date of posting August 7, 2019

Position: 2 positions-Library and Archives (Public Affairs)- Photo Preservation Intern

Eligibility Enrollment in, or recent completion of, MLIS with a concentration in archival studies from an ALA-accredited program, or similar degree.

Knowledge of historical photographic preservation and care. (While some training will be provided, applicants are expected to have some familiarity with the care and preservation of historical photographic formats.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with fragile materials.
  • Interest in the history of American zoo and aquarium field and/or the history of international wildlife conservation.

Location: New York

Company/Institution/Organization Bronx Zoo- Wildlife Conservation Society

Founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, the Wildlife Conservation Society is committed to saving wildlife and wild places worldwide. This initiative is carried out through science, global conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Documenting the history of this work, the WCS Archives includes records related to the histories of the Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, international field work projects, and other WCS institutions and activities.

 Schedule/Hours  210 hours

Time Frame: 14 weeks of work onsite at the Bronx Zoo, between September and December 2019, for a total of 210 hours each. The Interns will also have the option of continuing on with the project for an additional 14 weeks and an additional 210 hours, between January and May 2020.

Compensation: $15/hour

Source Indeed

Description Responsibilities
Under close supervision by WCS Archives staff, the Photo Preservation Interns will be responsible for working with nearly 15,000 photographic negatives from WCS’s historical photograph collection. These negatives feature images of the Bronx Zoo and the New York Aquarium, as well as some of WCS’s early field study sites, dating from the mid-1940s to the early 1970s. The successful interns will clean and rehouse the negatives and will provide brief condition notes about them; they will also move the negatives into the Archives’ cold storage vault.

Apply https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25965&siteid=5168&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=461490#jobDetails=461490_5168

Deadline: Unspecified

2019-2022 Academic Diversity Fellow- NY

Approximate date of posting August 6, 2019

Position: Assistant Librarian

Eligibility early-career Librarians-Candidates must have an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library information science or a commensurate degree.

Location: Syracuse New York

Company/Institution/Organization SUNY Upstate Medical University- Upstate Medical University Health Sciences Library (HSL) 

 Schedule/Hours  Full-time

Time Frame: three-years

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience

Source acrl-rig-request@lists.ala.org

Description The Fellow will select a ‘home base’ that aligns with the Fellow’s career aspirations. The Health Science Library (HSL) is particularly interested in candidates whose professional goals are consistent with current Library priorities in the areas of: archives & special collections, assessment, community engagement, discovery services, instruction & outreach, and resource management. The Fellow will lead projects that meaningfully contribute to The Health Science Library operations and services and is encouraged to take advantage of project-related presentation and publication opportunities. The Fellow will engage in an extensive on-boarding experience designed to promote familiarity with the full spectrum of The Health Science Library operational and service commitments. The Fellow will participate on Library and University committees, such as Diversity Council, faculty governance, search committees, etc. The Health Science Library encourages participation in professional associations.

Apply Please complete our online submission form and attach a cover letter and resume: http://careers.upstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/494831/diversity-fellow

POC: If you have any questions, please contact Cristina Pope, HSL Director, at popec@upstate.edu or

Twanna Hodge;the fellowship coordinator and mentor of the diversity fellow. I am open to any questions about the fellowship, SUNY Upstate and living in Upstate New York.


Deadline: Review of applications begins September 2nd and will continue until the position is filled.

2019-2020 Temporary-Recent Graduates-Online Research Librarian-NC

Approximate date of posting August 6, 2019

Position: Online Research Librarian

Eligibility Master’s degree in Information Science, Library Science, or a closely related field of study from an accredited university or college within the last 24 months and

Location: Research Triangle Park, NC.

Company/Institution/Organization U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

 Schedule/Hours  Full time

Time Frame: The position is full time and expected to begin August 2019. The initial project is through May 14, 2020, with potential options periods

Compensation: $28.99 ph

Source sils-jobs@listserv.unc.edu

Description he Health and Environmental Research Online (HERO) database provides an easy way to access and influence the scientific literature behind EPA science assessments. The database includes more than 3 million scientific references and data from the peer-reviewed literature used by EPA to develop its regulations for the following: Integrated Science Assessments (ISA) that feed into the NAAQS review, Provisional Peer Reviewed Toxicity Values (PPRTV) that represent human health toxicity values for the Superfund, and the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), a database that supports critical agency policymaking for chemical regulation. These assessments supported by HERO characterize the nature and magnitude of health risks to humans and the ecosystem from pollutants and chemicals in the environment

What you will be doing

The team member will provide literature search, data curation, document acquisition, and general project support to the HERO project. The participant shall be a member of a team of librarians and data specialists, and will be trained to support the development and operation of HERO.  The performance and refinement of literature searches on the effects of pollutants will be the dominant task performed by the student, and will require library science expertise. 

Required skills

  • A working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills
  • Expertise with complex Boolean literature search queries
  • Experience with major online research databases including Pubmed or Web of Science
  • Detailed recordkeeping skills to document literature search for transparency and reproducibility
  • Experience working as a part of a high performing team

Desired Skills

  • Experience with Coldfusion, Endnote, SQL, Python, Java or Mongo is strongly desired.

How you will apply your skills

Literature search includes but not limited to: 

  • Collaborating with EPA scientists to perform and update literature searches
  • Screening search results on project specific criteria, using SQL database tool
  • Archiving the search process for future reference, including the impact of specific search terms on the full result set
  • Preparation of flow diagrams to communicate screening process to stakeholders and public

    Data curation includes but not limited to: 

  • Quality control of HERO metadata (entered by third parties and imported directly from bibliographic databases) ensuring consistent quality, formatting and presentation
  • Resolution of duplicated citations into a single HERO record
  • Verification of data to ensure correctness and completeness

   Document acquisition includes but not limited to: 

  • Locate and archive digital copies of original full-text articles relevant to the assessment, using agency provided resources and in accordance with copyright law
  • Digitization and storage of relevant hard copy articles in the HERO database

   General project support includes but not limited to: 

  • Testing new interfaces and tools for HERO
  • Creating new project pages and hierarchies of organizational tags to meet the needs of the scientists working on each project
  • Maintaining a small physical library of HERO resources, including cataloging and labeling books
  • Providing basic assistance, training and support to agency and contractor users of HERO

Apply https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EPA-SSP-0007-17

Website: orau.org/epa/

POC: Karen Cleveland, PMP

Recruiter – Education Project Manager

Scientific Assessment and Workforce Development

Phone:  (865) 574-4521

Cell: (865) 410-3152


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karencleveland1/

Sign Up for Job/Internship Alerts: subscribe-scienceeducation@listserv.orau.gov

Deadline: ASAP