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2019 Graduate Recruit Program, Congressional Research Service (CRS), Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has just launched its 2019 Graduate Recruit Program­.  The highly competitive Graduate Recruit Program offers a variety of paid employment opportunities, including analyst, technical information specialist and librarian positions.


CRS works exclusively for the United State 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.   As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.  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.


The program is open to students currently enrolled in an advanced degree program.  Initial appointments of up to 120 days will begin in the summer of 2019.  Selectees who perform successfully may be considered for permanent placement with CRS at the end of the summer or whenever they complete their graduate degree requirements.


A complete listing of positions, eligibility requirements, and salary information is available on the CRS Careers website: (the links to the positions are also listed below).  Application instructions and selection and evaluation criteria can be found in each vacancy announcement.  Applications must be received by April 17, 2019.


The Graduate Recruit Program seeks to attract a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates.  Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Please contact Eliamelisa Gonzalez at or (202) 707-6399 if you have any questions.


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2019 Student Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program, Congressional Research Service (CRS), Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Research Service is seeking to place students for up to ten weeks in the following paid summer internships. Students of diverse backgrounds, underrepresented groups, or individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Starting salaries will be $11.54/hour to $26.94/hour, dependent upon the grade of the position. To apply, send an e-mail to Eliamelisa Gonzalez at that includes: 1) the position(s) you wish to apply for 2) your resume and 3) official or unofficial transcripts. You can also contact Ms. Gonzalez at (202) 707-6399.


The deadline to apply is April 5, 2019. U.S. Citizenship is required. Interns may be eligible for the Metro Transit Subsidy Program. For more information about CRS, please go to


Domestic Social Policy - (Research and Library Services Section) Intern will assist with maintenance of two research portal sites by adding content, cleaning up metadata, and developing strategy to assess old files for possible inclusion. Conducting research to find the most recent state plans for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Compile information about state child support guidelines. Intern would also assist with additional ad hoc and short-term projects as they arise. The intern should possess familiarity with SharePoint and with database searching. Candidate should be currently pursuing a Master of Library Science (or Master of Library and Information Science, or similar degrees).


Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division - (Research and Library Services Section)

Intern will organize digital files; provide reference and research services; searching for; bills, laws, hearings, treaties, news articles; using LIS and subscription databases. In addition, the intern will prepare finding aids, directories, background reports and related written reference products. Intern should have knowledge of conducting and providing reference, research, information management and organization, and an interest in public policy. Intern should possess the ability to work collaboratively with librarians and policy experts. Masters of Library/Information Science candidates preferred.


Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division - (Defense Budget, Manpower and Management Section)

Intern would contribute to updates of CRS Reports, co-author an InFocus or Insight on U.S. defense industry after completing the Division standard design review. During the internship, the intern will learn to perform and practice legislative research. Before the end of the internship, the intern will practice oral presentation by briefing the permanent staff of the Division. The ideal intern would have a background in economics, econometrics, applied econometrics or statistics. Desired skills would be some knowledge of data visualization in programs such as Excel, High Charts, BI, D3, Python or R.


Government and Finance Division - (Government Finance and Taxation Section)

The intern's assignments will focus on state and local public finance and the relationship with the federal government. Depending on the intern's background and areas of interest, the project could focus on specific areas of such as infrastructure finance or grants for specific policy outcomes; and state and local budgeting and the variation across states particularly if federal aid programs are modified. Intern should have an undergraduate degree in economics, finance or business. Ideal intern is a graduate student currently enrolled in an economics, finance, business administration, public administration, public policy, and math or computer science program. Intern should possess the ability to manipulate spreadsheets, inferential statistics software; have experience in writing literature reviews and accessible description economics primers.


Knowledge Services Group - (Information Architecture, Analytics and Data Section)

The intern will assist in the arrangement and description of the CRS Archives, and the development of aids for locating materials within the Archives. Intern will be assign subject metadata for products added to the CRSX repository. The intern will help maintain CRS taxonomies and their association with CRS content, and metadata for CRS reports and other products. In addition, the intern will analyze and identify terms for search thesaurus to optimize search on the CRS website and assist with the digitization of CRS materials. Knowledge of and experience working in an archives and knowledge of archival arrangement and description is desired. Strong organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, able to work independently, and basic computer skills needed. Student pursuing masters in library science with concentration in archives is preferred; other degrees considered are masters in science archives, museum studies, and information science.


Knowledge Services Group - (Information Architecture, Analytics and Data Section)

Intern will assist with development of taxonomies and related documentation; metadata identification and capture; maintaining digital archives; assist with data quality reviews and data cleanup efforts; and create business analytics reports. Intern will update content management applications and documentation as needed. In addition, intern will assist with updating Data Metrics Portal as well as research and recommend additional tools and techniques. Ideal intern will have knowledge of taxonomies or ontologies, metadata principles and uses, and ability to work with data in different formats. Intern should understand website content management and research. Knowledge and experience of data statistical techniques /computations and computer skills in statistics tools such as SQL, Python, and R desired. Student should possess excellent attention to detail and able to work independently. Student pursuing a graduate degree in information science, information management or systems or masters in library science.


Resources, Science and Industry - (Research and Library Services Section)

Under the direction of the section head, the intern will assess, inventory, organize the extensive print research collections in the Resources Science and Industry Division. Intern will assist in digital library initiatives. The intern will increase access to these collections by creating finding aids and other access points, and will help design and develop content for intranet knowledge management sites. In addition, intern will assist research librarians with congressional requests requiring basic research and data entry verification. The intern should have experience in cataloging or creating metadata, attention to detail, thoroughness, and demonstrate initiative. Intern experience with SharePoint, Python, or R, is a plus. Undergraduate or graduate student of library science, information technology, archives and records management, history, political science or public policy is preferred.


Office of the Counselor to the Director - (Administrative Section) Opportunity ONLY six to eight weeks

The intern would conduct legal research and prepare memoranda for use by attorneys in the Counselor's Office regarding legal issues of interest to the Office. Additionally, the intern would have the opportunity to shadow attorneys in the office when they advise management on labor and employee relations matters, as well as ethics and policies issues. The intern would provide drafts of documents to follow up on these meetings. Ideal intern would have the ability to write and conduct legal research. Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited law school program.


Office of Administrative Operations - Procurement and Administrative Services Section

Intern will conduct an analysis of some existing processes. This will include gathering data on the processes and doing an analysis of where the bottlenecks appear to be. Analysis may lead to updating of forms or information within internal website. Intern will participate in some facilities/space analysis and projects. In addition, may conduct an analysis of existing space and future space needs. Intern should possess attention to detail, willingness to learn and strong organizational skills. Student can be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program preferably business, mathematics, or humanities.

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Scholarly Communication Librarian, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

The Hunt Library, located on the Daytona Beach Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), seeks a Scholarly Communication Librarian to manage the development of Open Educational Resources (OER) for the residential Daytona Beach Campus and the distance learning Worldwide Campus.  Responsibilities include outreach and training for faculty interested in adopting OERs, coordinating liaison librarians to support faculty adoption of OERs, providing reference service on a limited basis, and participating in collection development.



 Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science
  • A minimum of two years relevant experience (that may include internships)
  • Experience providing training or instruction
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment and interact with individuals of different backgrounds
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic library experience
  • Library reference experience
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in open educational resources, textbook affordability, or scholarly communication
  • Familiarity with institutional repository systems
  • Experience coordinating teams or supervising

A leader in the provision of higher education in the fields of aviation and aerospace, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) offers regionally accredited bachelors', masters' and doctoral degrees. The online bachelors' degree programs were ranked number one in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report (see For more information on ERAU, see For more information on the Hunt Library, go to Information on the new library facility is available at


To Apply:

Please reference position #190134 and apply online at Please upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (including email addresses). A review of applications will begin on March 25, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. 

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Clinical/Medical Librarian, Boston VA Health Care System, Boston, MA

Are you an experienced medical or clinical or pharma or biosciences research librarian?  If you're energized by the challenges of engaging and training clinicians on the frontline of Veterans health care, please do consider applying to join our Boston team. 



The position serves as a librarian for the VA New England Health Care System's Library Services/Knowledge & Information Service (VISN1). The Librarian is located at the Boston VA HCS campuses and is a member of the Librarians team and works closely with other VISN1 Librarians to collaboratively set polices, survey users, collect and analyze usage data, purchased on VISN1 portals. The Librarian reports to, the VISN1 Library Knowledge Information Service Coordinator, based in Manchester, NH.

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Aids patrons - training users to search eRources, access and use clinical apps, locate and access eBooks and eJournals;
  • Provides clinical and research reference service to Boston and Visn1 patrons - answering queries as team member of Librarians on Call (E-reference service);
  • Maintains personal mastery of all information biomedical technologies and eResources, offsite access apps, databases, etc.;
  • Adheres to compliance standards set forth by Copyright legislation;
  • Communicates frequently and articulately with customer groups and teams to create and present focused training, engender collaboration, and support information/knowledge projects and needs, eScience Data, and translational medicine;
  • Assists, trains and supports the development of effective user aids and training (LibGuides, one on one, small group, webinars, embedded podcasts, screenshots, etc.);
  • Develops effective and efficient instructional learning plans and modules for local educational credit;


    Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • May be required to serve a probationary period
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to- and essential for- satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position.
Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Experience in the areas of clinical/ biomedical librarianship, biomedical research, health services research. (This experience must be reflected on your resume to receive credit for your response.) 

  • Completion of one (1) full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor's degree. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. ~OR~
  • A total of at least five (5) years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.


 To Apply

The link to the full job description and application portal can be found here. Please upload your resume, along with a cover letter highlighting your experience, publications, etc. Our librarian team shares an office in the Jamaica Plain VA and works around all the VA Boston locations and clinics, virtually by sharing desktops or webinars as well as in person. 


If you don't have an account on USAJobs, just find a few minutes and create one.  If you have any questions please email or text me on 617-957-3756


The Boston Clinical Librarians promote evidence-based, patient-centered care by teaching information literacy skills to clinicians, trainees, and researchers, providing information at the point of care and need, participating on research teams, clinical rounds, and more. The team also provides virtual reference assistance, and continuously trains users to access and search resources on their own. We also work with patients in a variety of ways.


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Library Intern, America's Test Kitchen, Boston, MA

This 5-hour/week position is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in all facets of small special library management. (Please note that this will be 5 hours spread over the week between the hours of 9-5 Monday-Friday. No weekends.)

This is a rewarding opportunity to work as a solo librarian in a special library. You will gain hands-on experience with the organization and management of a library, work with a wonderful (and growing) culinary collection (over 4,800 books, plus magazines and newspapers), and make a positive contribution to a fascinating organization.

The successful candidate will have instructional experience; strong, positive communication and interpersonal skills; the ability and willingness to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; and be conversant with various library trends, web development, and culinary trends.

Essential Elements of the Position:

  • Process (catalog, enter into database, shelve) new items

  • Provide reference services and help ATK staff locate books, recipes, and relevant information for magazine articles

  • Maintain catalogs and library website

  • Maintain and manage rare book collection

  • Design and conduct technology trainings

  • Identify and select new items for the collection

  • Manage company newspaper and magazine subscriptions

  • Shelving materials and shelf-reading

Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility in schedule

  • Knowledge of collection development

  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective reference techniques

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with computer coding concepts (including HTML, CSS and web-hosting services), database searching, and software specific to libraries

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds and to climb on step stool to reach top shelves

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS or equivalent

  • Currently enrolled in a Library Science program

  • Completion of LIS 438, 407, and 488 (or relevant experience)

Salary: $12/hr

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and availability via email to with ATK Library Intern Application in the subject line.

Application Deadline: March 20

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Student Intern, Biogen Library and Information Center, Cambridge, MA

The Biogen Library and Information Center invites applications for a library intern. This internship will be full-time from June to August 2019, and will have two areas that the student will work in: researching text mining tools and assisting in library outreach.

Researching text mining tools and applications

  • Research text mining applications and use cases for library projects
  • Apply research to identify preferred applications
  • Work with library staff to create a business plan for the addition of text mining tools to the library
  • Present business plan to library staff
  • Assist in library internal social media efforts
  • Post to Yammer on behalf of the library
  • Create blog posts to advertise library events
  • Participate in the evaluation of library communication efforts: monitor Yammer and blog posts to identify trends 

The Biogen Library and Information Center (BLInC) is committed to providing world-class information, resources, and services to all employees. We aim to provide the right information at the right time to help Biogen succeed in its mission to change the lives of patients.

Our library is completely virtual and accessible to all employees. BLInC provides access to a wide variety of databases, journals, resources, and eBooks on topics ranging from scientific and drug information to regulatory and patent resources. Our services include expert searching, customized research, library and database training, book ordering, and copyright consultations.

Key Learning Objectives 

  • Develop a general knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical libraries.
  • Hands-on experience in a digital library
  • Apply knowledge learned in graduate level coursework to the identify resources and present information
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate text mining tools
  • Hands-on experience to include: interpersonal skills, team work, time management, social media and presentations.
  • Embrace networking opportunities and improve professional communication.
  • Organize, create, and disseminate information via social media

By the end of this internship, the student will have:

  • Expanded their knowledge of corporate librarianship
  • Enhance tools for the Biogen Library
  • Increased technical skills
  • A greater understanding of library practices
  • An understanding of professional standards in the corporate library field
  • Developed a network of current professionals in the field


To participate in the Biogen Intern or Co-op Program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Enrollment in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program, returning to the academic program following Biogen Intern or Co-op assignment
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.2 preferred
  • At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date
  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate studies
  • Interest in special libraries
  • Great communication skills, verbal and written
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft applications OR willing to learn new technologies
  • Time management


Master's level student of Library and Information Sciences and/or Computer Science

Application Instructions: 

The deadline to apply is March 15th. To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link. 

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Library User Experience Intern, Harvard Science Center, Cambridge, MA

Position Title: Space Use Evaluation Intern

Location: Cabot Science Library, Harvard Science Center, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA

Normal Work Week: Flexible, 10-20 hours/week; total 150 hrs for semester

Compensation: $15/hr


Summary: The library user experience intern will work on the data collection and analysis for one or two assigned user research studies during the semester. The intern may also assist with managing the lab space and equipment.


Job Duties & Requirements:

  • During 4 weeks of the semester, collect space use data at 4 times during the day. Data collection during the weeks of Feb. 11th, March 11th, April 8thand May 6th. Each of these weeks are likely to require 20 hours of work for data collection.
  • Conduct analysis of space use data. Build reports and visualize quantitative data.
  • Create presentations based on study outcomes and project requirements. 
  • Experience working in teams and managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Qualtrics and Excel and basic data analysis and visualization preferred. 


Start Date:

February 2019

End Date:

May 2019


Contact Information:

Amy Van Epps


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Chemistry Library Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: One year long position available immediately (posted January 2019)

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week, mainly within 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday time period, but with the possibility of some evening and/or weekend hours

Salary: $15/hour.

Overview: This internship offers a service-oriented, self-motivated individual a complete experience in a small science library setting, providing library services to physical scientists and engineers. Based at the Penn Chemistry Library, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to experience most aspects of the job of a departmental librarian at a large research institution, while working on research and operational projects in chemical information and other areas of science and engineering librarianship. For chemistry students, this is an ideal opportunity to explore chemical information as a potential career option; library and information science students without science backgrounds would be able to gain the knowledge and experience in science and engineering librarianship necessary to seek full-time employment in those areas.

Responsibilities: Duties will fall into three basic categories, with other duties and projects as assigned.

Patron Services and Instruction, including

  • Developing, updating, and maintaining remote education materials including Web guides and tutorials
  • Assisting at the Van Pelt information desk during intersessions and peak semester periods
  • Working a minimum of one to two hours per week providing chat reference services
  • Preparing supporting materials for course-integrated instruction sessions

Collection Development Responsibilities, including

  • Assisting with a project to evaluate the Chemistry Library's on-site print journal collection
  • Engaging in a project aimed at making physical property data within the Chemistry Library's print book collection more easily discoverable to Penn chemists
  • Assisting with the annual budget process
  • Analyzing usage statistics for electronic resources

Professional Development Activities, including

  • Attending workshops and training sessions that will develop job and professional skills
  • Attending other applicable Penn library meetings, as assigned by supervisor


Qualifications: All applicants must be enrolled either in a master's degree program in library/information science or in a bachelor's or master's degree program in chemistry or biochemistry; for LIS students, a degree in chemistry or a related discipline is preferred but not required. In addition, the successful candidate must have the ability to manage and prioritize their workload and must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment. Other requirements include:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat, HTML, and Web site generation and design
  • Experience searching online databases
  • Flexibility, accuracy, and attention to detail in work

Preference will be given to applicants with the following skills:

  • Experience designing instructional handouts and guides to the literature
  • Experience searching science and engineering databases
  • Ability to create databases using Microsoft Access
  • Ability to write macros and use pivot tables in Microsoft Excel


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of:

Judith Currano

Please write "Chemistry Library Internship" in the subject line.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Clinical Librarian, VA New England Health Care System's Library Services/Knowledge & Information Service, Boston, MA

Join The Boston VA Clinical Librarians! 

Bring your A-Game to the VISN1 New England VA Knowledge Library team!

Are you an energetic, new, techno-savvy medical librarian?  Or, an experienced clinical librarian, eager to join a team of clinical librarians and put your skills & expertise to work with clinical staff, residents, fellows, and researchers of all sorts?  If you're a self-starter, team player, who's energized by the challenge of making a difference in Veterans health care, please consider applying for our upcoming Boston Clinical Librarian position on

Take a few minutes, create your account, upload your cover letter and resume and when the announcement goes live tomorrow you'll be ready. The listing is up from December 28thst until the evening of January 4th.

About Boston VA:  We operate across 3 campuses and 5 Community Based Outpatient Clinics.  The Boston VA has more trainees and researchers (in all fields) than any other VA!  Our 3 person team is part of the VA New England-wide Knowledge Librarians. We promote evidence-based, patient-centered care through teaching information literacy skills to clinicians, trainees, and researchers--providing information at the point of care and need, participating on research teams, clinical rounds, and more.

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