Library of Congress (3 positions)

The Library of Congress has three positions available in Washington, D.C. Full vacancy announcements at USAJOBS.gov.

Job Title:Librarian (Preservation Specialist)
Agency:Library of Congress
Job Announcement Number:140308
Salary Range: $52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
Open Period:Tuesday, June 16, 2015 to Tuesday, June 30, 2015

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407169900

This Librarian serves as a preservation specialist in the Preservation Directorate of Library Services. The Librarian uses expert knowledge and skills to undertake preservation research to preserve the Library’s rarest, most valuable, and heavily accessed art, books, manuscripts, photographs, recorded sound, moving image, and other special media collections.

Job Title:Librarian (Manuscript – Historian)
Agency:Library of Congress
Job Announcement Number:150142
Salary Range:$90,823.00 to $118,069.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Friday, June 12, 2015 to Monday, July 13, 2015

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/406842800

The Librarian (Manuscript Historian Specialist) position has primary curatorial and acquisition responsibilities for the political, military, and legal collections of the Manuscript Division that fall in the modern period, roughly from 1900 to the present. Included in this time frame are hundreds of collections, notably the papers of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Calvin Coolidge as well as cabinet members from those and subsequent administrations; dozens of members of Congress; Supreme Court Justices; journalists and publishers; military officers and defense secretaries; diplomats and foreign intelligence officers; and countless other American luminaries. The Manuscript Division is one of the foremost special collections repositories of the world. The specialist works under the general supervision of the chief of the Manuscript Division, who provides guidance concerning the general scope, direction, and objective of assignments. This position is located in the Manuscript Division of Library Services.

Job Title:Librarian (Reference Librarian)
Agency:Library of Congress
Job Announcement Number:150026
Salary Range:$52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
Open Period:Tuesday, June 9, 2015 to Monday, July 6, 2015

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/406371900

The Reference Librarian provides assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of the assigned countries and regions in the Asian Division. Clients include Congress, foreign and US Government agencies, national and international scholars, research and scientific institutitons, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Librarians respond to inquiries that are received in person, by telephone, by correspondence and by electronic media. Librarians recommend items for acquisition.

LLAM Spring Fling Rescheduled for June 6

LLAM Spring Fling
Saturday, June 6, 2015

HomewoodMuseumtea21:00 p.m. Private tour of the Homewood House Museum (The group will meet in the gift shop at the back of the house, where docents will begin the guided tour.)

2:00 p.m. Tea in the wine cellar of the Homewood House Museum

The Homewood House Museum
Johns Hopkins University Campus
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

For directions and parking information, visit http://www.museums.jhu.edu/homewood.php. Click on “Plan a Visit.” Then, click on “Directions and Parking.”

HomewoodMuseumtea_tourTickets:

For persons who previously purchased tickets for the earlier event (scheduled for May 2 which was canceled due to a large rally downtown), please contact Bijal Shah, LLAM Treasurer, at bshah @ ubalt.edu to confirm your wish to attend the June 6 event, or to request a refund.

HomewoodHouseMuseumTeaAdult ticket: $12.00
Children under 18 years: $10.00

To purchase tickets for the event, you may send a check addressed to “LLAM” to:

Bijal Shah
University of Baltimore Law Library
1401 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

OR

You may purchase tickets through PayPal by selecting the buttons below:

Cost: $12 for adults Buy Now Button $10 for children (under 18) Buy Now Button

(Note to PayPal users buying for adults and children: If you select the “BuyNow” button for adults, then return to this page and select the “BuyNow button for children, you can select the “Check out with PayPal” button and pay for all tickets requested at one time.)

Hope to see you there!

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Maryland Partners for Justice – May 14 in Baltimore

The work of law librarians will be a topic at the conference this year: “Access to Justice through Access to Legal Information” with Catherine McGuire, Dave Pantzer, Mary Jo Lazun and Sara Witman on the panel.  Here is the program description: Knowledge of the law and the legal system is an important component in providing Access to Justice. Everyone says “it’s all online” – but where?  Law librarians will showcase free resources that can be used by legal services providers for their own research or as referrals to clients or anyone interested in accessing legal information. The Maryland State Law Library website contains a wealth of information on legal resources and legal research including links to free online legal resources.  The Maryland People’s Law Library is “a legal information and self-help website maintained by the Maryland State Law Library.”  Everyone knows how to use Google but may not be familiar with the Google tools for accessing legal resources.  Learn the many ways that Google can enhance legal research for attorneys and non-attorneys alike.

The early bird rate – until April 24 – is only $95 ($105 after).  Considering this includes breakfast and lunch in addition to the great programming there is no good reason to miss this conference. In addition to the law library program another interesting program will be “Serial” – How the Popular Podcast Impacts the Court System.   It is great opportunity for law librarians to let the legal community know the role we play in access to justice.

Find out more here:  http://probonomd.org/about-us/conference/?utm_source=2015PJC%20Early%20Bird%20Announcement%20%20&utm_campaign=PJC15%20Early%20Bird&utm_medium=email

 

It would be great to see more of the law library community this year!

 

 

 

Joan M. Bellistri
Law Library Director
Anne Arundel County Public Law Library
Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, RM 303
P.O. Box 2395, 8 Church Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
joan.bellistri@aacounty.org
410-222-1387 P
410-268-9762 F

National Plan for Access to US Government Information

Earlier this week at the Maryland State Archives, Mary Alice Baish the U.S. Superintendent of Documents, presented the National Plant for Access to US Government Information to a group of LLAM members for our February Program. The attached PDF is a copy of her Powerpoint presentation.  Check it out for some really helpful nuggets of information!

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Maryland Library Legislative Day Details

Next Wednesday, February 18th is LLAM’s opportunity to make a real difference. It is Maryland Library Legislative Day, a chance to meet with your legislators and urge them to support libraries and UEMLA: House Bill 162 and Senate Bill 611. During the day members of the various county libraries visit with their delegations. LLAM has arranged to  have county delegations to adopt a LLAMer for a day so you do not need to worry about making appointments, finding buildings, and rooms. They are vets at this process and will welcome your expertise in UELMA.

The agenda for the day is below and the attached PDF includes the day’s agenda, map, and MLA talking points and info on UELMA.

  • 8:00 AM   Continental breakfast (hosted by LLAM) briefing packets and candy giveaway will be available for pickup in the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Library (enter from Church Circle).  The legislative panel will brief us on general talking points to keep in mind as visits are planned.  The law library will be available all day if anyone would like a place to sit down and take a break.
  • 9:15 AM   Proceed to State House for Senate presentation followed by House presentation. We will split up with a group going to House Balcony and a group going to Senate Balcony At conclusion, participants to make delegation visits.
  • 1:00 PM UELMA Hearing at the House of Delegates Office Building Room 240.
  • 5:30 PM Legislative Reception in the President’s Reception room in the Senate office Building. This is an opportunity to mix and mingle with legislators and other officials.  Be on the lookout for elected officials from your district and extend greetings to them.  When you make your visits to their offices, make a point of inviting them to stop by the reception. (All legislators were mailed invitations)

CLICK HERE: Md Lib Leg Day for LLAMers
for more information on the agenda, parking and other important information.

Need more info contact:
Mary Jo  Lazun
mjlazun@gmail.com  | mjlazun@mdcourts.gov
410-260-1441 work | 410-292-8882 cell

LLAM Needs You In Annapolis On February 18th

LLAM Needs You In Annapolis On February 18th

Now is the time LLAM really needs you. The Maryland Uniform Legal Materials Act (UELMA) is on track for potential passage for this year. We have a hearing in the House of Delegates scheduled for Wednesday, February 18th at 1:00. That day also coincides with Maryland Library Day. We need you in Annapolis that day.

During Maryland Library Day members of the various county libraries visit with their delegations. Joanie Bellistri and I have asked the Maryland Library Association county delegations to adopt you for a day so you do not need to worry about making appointments, finding buildings, and rooms. They are vets at this process and will welcome your expertise in UELMA.

If you need a crash course in UELMA the AALL and Uniform Commissioner’s web sites have LOTS of information to make you an expert very fast. Joan Bellistri and I are available to answer any questions you may have.

Please let me know if plan to attend, even if right now it is just tentative. I also need to know what county you live in so we can hook you up with your county delegation.

Need more info contact:
Mary Jo  Lazun
mjlazun@gmail.com  | mjlazun@mdcourts.gov
410-260-1441 work | 410-292-8882 cell

PS if you have not sent the UEMLA message to your delegates PLEASE do so. See http://llamonline.org/2015/02/02/uelma-introduced-in-maryland/