Cataloging and Serials Librarian at ASRC Federal (Washington DC)

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Job Description

ASRC Federal Professional Services is seeking a Cataloging Librarian to support the library at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This is a fulltime position working on a long-standing contract with a team of experienced librarians and paraprofessionals maintaining one of the premier collections of technical materials in the USA.

The USPTO library is actively transitioning to a position where 90% of the materials will be electronic, but there will still be some work with the physical collection. As part of a team the librarian will receive and process new materials, label print orders, and forward received orders to the requestors.


  • Original and copy cataloging of print books and periodicals using RDA (training available).
  • Serials check-in: Updating electronic and print serials records changes and recording frequency, publisher or title changes as well as discontinued titles.
  • Catalog maintenance: correcting bibliographic records, correcting item records, adding item records to catalog.
  • Physical Collection Maintenance: properly labeling print books/serials with call number, location and barcode stickers shelf-reading and shelving of print materials performing collection inventory.
  • Weeding print items from catalog which includes deleting item and bibliographic records, removing holdings from OCLC if title is no longer in USPTO catalog.
  • Authority control including updating and correcting subject, name, title, etc. authorities as well as removing obsolete authorities from records.



  • Master's degree in library science
  • 3 years of library experience working in cataloging or serials control
  • Familiarity with ALMA Integrated Library System or a similar system is highly desired.

**COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Statement

The COVID-19 vaccination requirement in Executive Order 14042 and FAR 52.223-99 is currently not effective. But please note that if those or other related requirements become effective, positions will require successful candidates to obtain and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination(s). ASRC Federal is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

EEO Statement

ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.
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