National Gallery of Art Library

Vacancy Announcement


Library Technician (Technical Services)


The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Technical Services Department. The primary purpose of this position is to provide clerical support for acquisitions, cataloging, and technical processing activities.


Duties include unpacking and receiving newly acquired library materials, performing bibliographic searching in local and worldwide library networks, entering cataloging information using a personal computer, producing labels and adding item-level information (barcodes) for cataloged titles, and assisting with the maintenance of departmental manual and automated files. 


Applicants should have a familiarity with library technical services procedures and basic descriptive cataloging principles; familiarity with the operation of personal computers; an ability to recognize and transcribe detailed bibliographic information; an ability to type and file accurately; and an ability to work cooperatively with other staff members.


In order to qualify for this position, applicants must be registered at least as a half-time student, and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student's class schedule and the Library's work requirements. A typical schedule is 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbent earns sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked.


Those interested in this position should send a résumé and any inquiries by email to:


Anna M. Rachwald, Technical Services Librarian

National Gallery of Art Library

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