Librarian at the Department of Defense – Pentagon, Arlington, VA

This position is located in the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), History and Library Directorate (HLD). The incumbent works as a Librarian within the Pentagon Library and is a member of a team in charge of reference, instruction, and outreach at the Pentagon Library, which consists of approximately 250,000 items including books, pamphlets, serial publications, bound and unbound periodicals, DoD and Army documents and publications.


Your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Provides on line literature searches of a wide range of subject literature, requiring a broad knowledge of a wide range of topics. Oversees circulation system. Provides technical advice, guidance, and instruction to library technicians involved with circulation procedures. Oversight includes review and problem-solving of the charging, discharging, overdue accounts, interlibrary loan, and reserve request systems.
  • Responsible for collection development. Selects materials for inclusion in collection to assure appropriate support of the Pentagon Library mission, as well as missions of our customer components, to include but not be limited to Office of The Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, and uniformed services. Identifies and obtains appropriate Department of Defense (DOD) and other US Government documents.
  • Participates in management functions and the formulation of library policy and procedures in concert with the other librarians, library staff, and Branch Chief. Encourages and acts upon suggestions for work improvement.
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