Highlight Technologies

Librarian Technician/Copy Cataloger

Job Locations US-DC-Washington


We are looking for a Librarian Technician/Copy Cataloger to support the National Defense University, Library Directorate in Washington, DC. The National Defense University (NDU) is a dynamic and collaborative work environment whose mission is to develop joint warfighters and other national security leaders through rigorous academics, research, and engagement to serve the common defense. As a Librarian Technician/Copy Cataloger you will assist in educating, developing and inspiring current and future international and US Government personnel in leadership, strategy, and the application of military power to inform national strategy and global operations.


You will provide clerical and administrative support to maintain library operations to include staffing the information desk; assisting patrons with locating, checking out or checking in library materials; answering general questions, referring more complex questions to reference librarians; reshelving books, shifting books and other material within the library; assisting with deaccessioning and related technical services projects.


  • Assist with circulation and processing activities.
  • Contribute to all aspects of library operations, including maintenance of the integrated library system (ILS), cataloging and processing materials, interlibrary loan operations, and collection development.
  • Help maintain electronic resources and Library supported web sites.
  • Stay abreast of the information needs and trends within the areas of foreign assistance and economic development, as well as trends in library and information science and related technology.
  • Additional job responsibilities will be assigned, as necessary.


  • Public Trust eligibility.
  • Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA‑accredited library science program
  • Two (2) years of experience, preferably in an Academic or Special Library setting
  • Experience with SirsiDynix Symphony ILS
  • Experience with original and copy cataloging, and authority control
  • Experience with MARC, LC Subject Headings, LC Classification Schedules, and AACR2
  • Experience using the OCLC system and cataloging subsystem
  • Experience with Springshare Suite, particularly LibGuides, LibAnswers and LibChat.
  • Knowledge of information technologies, including internet and online database searching, and library systems software.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.
  • Strong attention to detail. Excellent ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to creatively troubleshoot and solve problems.
  • Strong public/customer service orientation.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others to achieve project goals.

About Highlight

For over ten years, Highlight has provided Development and Modernization, Secure IT, and Mission Solution services to our federal government customers. Our team knows the technology; we understand how our customers and their stakeholders work; and we know how to implement industry best practices to deliver high-quality, end-to-end solutions that minimize risk and maximize results.


Since our inception, Highlight has had an employee-first mindset. Our mission is to provide employees with rewarding and impactful career opportunities. In 2021, Highlight’s founder and CEO, Rebecca Andino, implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan to embody and expand our culture of transparency, teamwork and rewarding the work of our employees. By becoming an ESOP, our employee-owners share in the success of the company through their ownership stake. To learn more about ESOPS, check out: www.esopinfo.org


We’re an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change - regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics. Our team is dedicated to foster diversity within our teams to promote creativity, innovation, and teamwork to deliver the best solutions for our customers.




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