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Job Openings at the Wilson Center

The Wilson Center consists of two separate, but parallel, pay systems (federal and trust). U.S. Civil Service positions are funded by our annual appropriation from the Congress. Trust positions are funded by private donations, grants and gifts to the Wilson Center.

When applying for a position, please follow the application instructions via the announcement on USAJOBS.

The Wilson Center is committed to attracting and maintaining a high quality, dedicated, and diverse work force. As a member of the Wilson Center staff, you will become of the team that works together to build a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy, to inform and develop solutions to the Nation's problems and challenges. 

Librarian - Federal Position

Announcement Dates: 1/9 to 1/24

WHO MAY APPLY:  Open to all qualified candidates eligible to work in the United States and Merit Promotion eligible candidates.

The incumbent will work at the Wilson Center library. The responsibilities will include: Manages and requests materials directly from the Library of Congress, inputs and maintains records for tracking, and ensures timely return of material; Serves as a liaison with Library of Congress reading room librarians and Loan Division to negotiate and implement specific loan policies and procedures, resolve problems, and encourage use of LC resources by WC researchers; Manages, adapts, and implements the Ex Libris 360 Core A-Z journal and e-book software program and other linking technologies; Participates in research and planning for future technology acquisitions; Works with library management and vendor on future implementation of linking and/or content discovery services; Conducts comprehensive library orientations for interns covering Wilson Center and Library of Congress resources, and demonstrates use of relevant online materials, providing instruction in use of specialized information resources; Responds to reference inquiries by locating bibliographic, factual, and statistical materials using relevant academic journals, books, articles from the press, and reports from a wide array of social science research resources, particularly in public policy, area studies, international relations, and modern history; Works closely with program staff and website manager to track Wilson Center publications, both online and in print; Organizes publication listings and creates bibliographies; and Participates in planning, selecting or designing new database or other programs to house citations and helps to design output to meet Center needs.

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(Candidates eligible to work in the United States)

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