Architectural Librarian, SmithGroup (Washington, DC)

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Architectural Librarian
Washington, District of Columbia
Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 10/20/09
Deadline: 11/25/09
SmithGroup, Inc. (, a nationally recognized, award-winning architectural, engineering, interior design, and planning firm is looking for a Librarian to manage our architecture/design library and information resources. The library collection is an eclectic mix of industry-specific building product information, technical literature, serials, general reference works and material samples, constituting one of the largest collections in the DC metro area. The library lends full-time support to the work of approximately 170 staff.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, service-oriented Librarian to perform various responsibilities including:

– Managing and directing implementation and organization of the library
– Developing library usage guidelines and procedures for collection development and maintenance, circulation and research requests
– Developing and improving employee accessibility to library materials and information
– Assisting employees in locating resources, answering inquiries and researching information
– Selecting, ordering, cataloging and classifying library materials
– Working with leadership of all disciplines to grow library resources and services to support business information needs
– Maintaining library web presence by providing design and content for online users
– Coordinating with vendors for in-house presentations

Applicants should have a Masters of Library/Information Science. Experience in a corporate library in an architecture or engineering setting is preferable. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential as well as the ability to effectively work with all levels of management and staff.

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