Reference Librarian in Fort Belvoir, VA at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

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Job Description:

The Reference Librarian will: 

  • Perform original research and reference service for faculty, staff, students, and external customers.
  • Perform reference interviews and follow-up via various format deliveries (e.g., in person, email, phone, video, teleconferencing)
  • Provide expertise and service within available library resources - licensed/public domain.
  • Prepare research and information literacy instructional lessons. Teaching sessions may be recorded and broadcast on the internet, via live video teleconferencing or other electronic media.
  • Collocate, organize, and classify licensed/public domain resource content within specific subject areas in support of library tasking.
  • Assist faculty with special projects involving library resources.
  • Research and remain current on new resources, services, and tools and apply innovative skills in recommending those that may optimize the library's mission and performance.
  • Collaborate with key enterprise members for implementing new and innovative practices to accomplish enterprise mission using library resources..
  • Market library resources and services.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in multiple formats, including but not limited to prose, verbal presentations, and multiple existing electronic formats (social media).
  • Identify needed updates to content on the library’s intranet and other websites.
  • Compile and report on the metrics/statistics for the library’s research and reference services.
  • Must be comfortable working multiple simultaneous assignments managing personal time to achieve completion as required, and be able to consistently deliver high quality products in an environment of dynamic change.
  • Create and maintain documentation related to all duties.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


The candidate must have the following experience:

  • 3 years of experience performing providing library reference support.
  • Demonstrated experience using electronic library resources (EBSCOHost, OCLC, ProQuest, SirsiDynix Symphony)
  • Understanding of and adherence to current copyright laws.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing content on Springshare LibGuides.

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to integrate knowledge gained from a Master's in Library Science from ALA-accredited institution.

*             Reference/research work experience in military libraries.

Experience (or familiarity) with authoritative classifications and metadata associations in constructing enterprise taxonomy/thesaurus.


Master's in Library Science Required.

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training, and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs, and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.','industry