Library Records Manger in Washington, VA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 4/17/2018

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Job #:  840468

Apex Systems is looking for a Project Manager supporting the Library of Congress in the DC Metro area!


Build your career by joining a dynamic team of library professionals at the Library of Congress, the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the world's preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled collections and integrated resources to Congress and the American people.


The Library Project Manager (PM) will perform a variety of tasks in collections management (with a focus on new acquisitions) to meet the demands created by the vast quantitiy of items already in the Library's collections, as well as the high rate of growth - a staggering 2.25M items annually. The PM must be able to effectively manage a mid-sized team to prioritize work assignments, complete ongoing tasks, and meet accuracy targets.


Daily activities may include:


• Supervise team responsible for retrieving, sorting, processing, shelving, and shelfreading collection material

• Plan, assign, monitor, and review the processing of collections on a daily basis

• Oversee quality control processes for inspection and review of all aspects of work

• Ensure that all staff meet defined accuracy and productivity requirements

• Address performance and personnel issues with the client and Corporate Liaison

• Train staff on procedures and policies

• Produce written reports and project deliverables for work performed


2+ years’ experience working with collections in a major research library with over 1 million volumes while supervising a staff of 20 or more full time personnel

• Supervisory experience on shelf maintenance and bibliographic projects

• 1+ years’ experience in online Integrated Library Systems/MARC records (preferably Voyager) including knowledge of bibliographic, holdings and item records

• Thorough understanding of the Library of Congress Classification System

• Knowledge and ability to train staff and handle the assignment, monitoring, and inspection of work

• The ability to address performance and personnel issues

• The ability to compile statistical data to produce daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports of work performed

• Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office and Excel in particular

• Strong communication skills in English (written and oral)

• Ability to successfully complete background investigation covering criminal, education and employment history.


• Work schedule of 40 hours a week Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:30am and 6:30pm, plus evenings and weekends as needed

• The work requires significant physical acumen to shelve, shift, lift, and carry large amounts of materials. The employee must be consistently able to stand, walk, lift, carry, bend, reach, stoop and push/pull heavy carts in order to process, manage, and maintain a very large and complex collection.

• Physical stamina, including the ability to push a fully-loaded book truck containing 300 lbs of material, the ability to lift at least 25 lbs, and the ability to stand for extended periods of time

  • Key Personnel must sign a six (6) month letter of commitment to the program.