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Federal Proofreader
Library Systems & Services Washington, DC

Federal Proofreader

Library Systems & Services
Washington, DC
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description


The position serves as a Federal Proofreader for the Collections Holding and Inventory Improvement Project (CHIIP), located at the Library of Congress. The position reports to the respective Assistant Project Manager(s) and performs duties of quality control of inventoried serials, monographs, and other various collections.

Work is primarily done in collections storage areas which are often at a lower temperature than a standard office environment. Work is physical in nature requiring frequent standing, walking, pushing, stooping, and stretching. Work requires ability to perform moderate lifting - up to 44 lbs.

This position will work a fixed work schedule (40 hours/week).


You will review, verify, create update and process collections’ bibliographic (BREC), holdings (HREC) and item (IREC) records in the LC ILS or other designated databases. This includes ensuring that the collection storage locations, basic data control, preserving, rehousing, and labels/stickers are correct. The incumbent will need review, verify, update, and process fields such as but not limited to the fields listed below, to ensure that the IREC matches item in hand:

  • In the BREC
  • In the HREC/IREC
  • LCCN – Library if Congress Control Number
  • Call Number
  • Author
  • Title
  • Public Information
  • Physical Description
  • Location
  • Call Number
  • Copy Number

You will keep records on each batch that is reviewed, and assist in training Federal Library Technicians as needed.

You will also perform inventory if needed.



You must have progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • 1-3 years of quality control experience within the Library industry.
  • Knowledge of library collections maintenance practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of proper library collection retrieval processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of best practices for the preservation of collection materials.
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to use computerized search tools, web-based tools and online databases.
  • Ability to meet or exceed daily goals.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development


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