Research Services Librarian

Research Services Librarian – Georgetown University Law Library

Georgetown University Law Library is seeking applications for the position of Research Services Librarian, based in the E.B. Williams Law Library.

Located in the nation’s capital and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, Georgetown University Law Center and its faculty are known for the strength of scholarship and quality of instruction, having among the largest faculty body in the nation.  We’re often recognized for our exceptionally talented and diverse student body. The law library consists of the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library and the John Wolff International and Comparative Law Library. Focused on service, excellence, and innovation, it is among the largest academic law libraries.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Research Services, this position participates in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of the library’s research services, which support the research needs of the law center, focusing on the individual scholarly and educational pursuits of the law faculty, administration, and student body.

In this capacity, the Research Services Librarian participates in managing and training the Research Services Student Assistants. The Research Services Librarian also participates in the research and reference activities in the library, including service at the reference desk, customized research consultations with students, and participation in our faculty liaison program.

Required:

M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school; 1 to 3 years of professional library experience; some reference experience; knowledge of legal systems and resources; excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred:

J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or significant law library experience.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Human Resources Joblist web site using Job Number 20141711.  Address applications to Associate Librarian for Electronic Resources & Services, and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

Information Technology Librarian

Provost’s Office

Information Technology Librarian
Albert S. Cook Library
LIB-N-2844

Position:
The Albert S. Cook Library invites applications for a permanent status track Librarian to lead the library’s information technology operations, head the Library IT Department, and participate in library decision-making as a member of the Library Management Council.

Qualifications:
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Minimum 3 years post-MLS professional library experience, including experience in library information technology, library instruction, and web development. Background in computer science, information science or information systems required. Demonstrated knowledge of library operations software and systems; experience in developing and implementing web and database applications; knowledge or experience with web client and server applications, databases, web programming environments, HTML, CSS, XML, PHP, and scripting languages; knowledge of or experience working with integrated library systems and the application of technology to improve library operations. Experience with library discovery tools and knowledge or experience with Drupal preferred. Experience working with library APIs desirable. Demonstrated knowledge of standards, information technology best practices, and issues in academic libraries. Experience working with library API’s desirable. Demonstrated ability to plan, manage and oversee complex projects with diverse technological needs. Evidence of innovation in implementing emerging information technologies in libraries. Proven ability to manage in a highly collaborative environment. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Evidence of commitment to professional development and scholarship. For more information about the position, visit http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/employment.

Responsibilities:
Direct and oversee Library’s information technology resources, services, and infrastructure including hardware and applications to support library operations and library users.

The principle responsibilities of the Information Technology Librarian are:
• Planning, development and evaluation of the Library’s information technology infrastructure, operations and services in collaboration with other Library departments, the campus Office of Technology Services, and the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium.
• Management, training, and development of Library Information Technology staff.
• Planning and oversight of Library technology budget and expenditures.
• Investigation, development, and implementation of library information technology, such as discovery tools, integrated library systems, resource sharing and mobile applications.
• Leadership of library web initiatives and development.
• Development and implementation of technology applications for research, information literacy instruction, and resource access.
• Teaching course-integrated information literacy classes.
• Serving as liaison to faculty in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.
• Providing technology training for library employees and university faculty.
• As Head of the Library Information Technology Department and member of the Library Management Council, participate in strategic planning and resource deployment decisions for the entire library.

Towson University librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Appointment will be made at the rank of Librarian I or II, depending on qualifications.

Towson University:
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Preference given to applications received by January 31, 2015. Position is open until filled. Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements, resume and contact information for at least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates. Submit application materials to:

Diane Cascella
Information Technology Librarian Search
Albert S. Cook Library
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Electronic applications are encouraged and should be submitted to dcascella@towson.edu.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: LIB-N-2844.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

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Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence

Dechert LLP is hiring a Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence. This position can be based in either our Philadelphia or Washington, DC office.

About the Firm

Dechert is a global specialist law firm with 900 lawyers in 27 offices. Focused on sectors with the greatest complexities and highest regulatory demands, we deliver practical commercial insight and judgment to our clients’ most important matters. Nothing stands in the way of giving clients the best of the firm’s entrepreneurial energy and seamless collaboration in a way that is distinctively Dechert.

Job Description          

The Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence focuses on overall management of the research process within the department and partners with other departments to ensure optimal workflow.  

Research

Hire, direct, manage, and evaluate Research Analysts.  Conduct research for attorneys, paralegals and other staff members at the firm. Manage research operations and set priorities among library research activities, including large scale projects. In consultation with the Director of Research Services, set and enforce reference service policies; Manage the request tracking software and run reports as needed.

Pricing and Project Management Partnership

Develop and manage the working relationship between the Library and Research Services department and the Pricing and Project Management department by creating opportunities for strategic partnerships.  Review current and past matters to ensure that staffing if appropriate and goals are being met. Review current and past matters as needed to analyze cost spend. Manage Research Services staffing for project management initiatives. 

Knowledge Management

Collaborate with practice groups on assessing KM needs and creating solutions. Create strategies to promote KM adoption and education. Integrate Knowledge Management practices into overall research process.

Competitive Intelligence

Oversee the competitive intelligence team and activities. Partner with Marketing to set research goals. Attend. Marketing meetings to cross-sell department services and learn about business development opportunities. Participate in resource development for CI.

Current Awareness

Develop and oversee a current awareness program that services the legal and non-legal staff.

Administrative

Works with the Research Services Leadership Team to move the department toward strategic goals. Participates in professional associations. Strives to fulfill department mission and to adhere to department and Firm rules at all times. Practices and fosters a culture of teamwork and cooperation. Performs any and all other duties as are necessary for the efficient functioning of the team. Other duties as assigned. Occasional travel to other Firm offices.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree required. Minimum five years of reference experience in a law firm setting providing research and competitive intelligence. Prior supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge of Law Library Management. Knowledge of Law Library systems. Knowledge of the Firm’s Policies and Procedures. Knowledge of legal, business and medical print and electronic information sources and research methods. Electronic research proficiency and analytical ability. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Knowledge of acquisitions processes and procedures. Aptitude for detail and accuracy. Ability to manage a team of professionals. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Proficiency with Excel.

 

Alanna D. White

Director of Research Services

Dechert LLP

1900 K Street NW

Washington, DC 20006

+1 202 261 3328 Direct

+1 202 261 3333 Fax

alanna.white@dechert.com

dechert.com

 

 

 

Reference Librarian I

POSITION:  Reference Librarian I

DEPARTMENT:  United States Senate Library

SALARY RANGE:  $63,022 – $97,684

CONTACT:  Applications for the position must be submitted online; see the link below. 

If you need an accommodation to submit an application for this position, please contact Human Resources at 202-224-3625 or stop by the Human Resources office at SH-231B Hart Senate Office Building

FEDERAL RELAY SERVICE:  Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the Federal Relay Service at 1 (800) 877-8339 TTY

POSTING DATE:  November 20, 2014

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  December 7, 2014.  Applications will NOT be accepted after 11:59 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: Please see the full vacancy announcement and position description.

The online application link can be found below the posting for the open position under the Secretary of the Senate Office of Human Resources section of the Employment page on Senate.gov – http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/visiting/h_multi_sections_and_teasers/employment.htm.

All applicants must complete and submit the online Secretary of the Senate Application for Employment together with a cover letter and current resume to the Human Resources Department at the link listed above.  If claiming a veterans’ preference, an applicant must indicate that he/she is preference eligible on the application or resume, complete the Application for Veterans’ Preference portion of the online application, and submit the supporting documentation specified on that form. Qualified candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview.  Do NOT mail.    No phone calls please.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE:   To be eligible for a veterans’ preference, applicants must meet all of the requirements set forth in the VEOA and applicable regulations. The eligibility requirements are summarized in the Application for Veterans’ Preference portion of the online application. If the Office of the Secretary of the Senate does not receive the Application for Veterans’ Preference and supporting documentation by the closing date, the applicant’s claim for a veterans’ preference may be denied. Applicants may obtain a copy of the Office’s Veteran’s Preference policy by submitting a written request to vets@sec.senate.gov.

Assistant Librarian for Technology and Collections Management

Job Title: Assistant Librarian for Technology and Collections Management

Department: Judicial Branch

Agency: Supreme Court of the United States

Job Announcement Number: SCOTUS-1262547-LIB

SALARY RANGE:

$89,924.00 to $141,488.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 17, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-1410-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time – Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Washington DC

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is a full-time position in the Library at the Supreme Court of the United States, in Washington, DC.

Closing Date: Friday, December 05, 2014, 11:59 PM

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Meet experience requirements (See Qualifications and Evaluations)
  • Security background check

DUTIES:

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Department Head who plans, directs and evaluates the operations of the Library’s Technology Unit and Collections Management Unit. The Assistant Librarian is responsible for acquiring, coordinating, developing, implementing and administering computer systems and equipment to support all library functions and for assuring and maintaining access to all library collections and information resources, whether in print or electronic format. The incumbent advises the Librarian on the Library’s technology budget and evolving technology requirements and enhancements, manages the integrated library system, develops in-house applications, plans and manages the Library’s digitization program and acts as the Library’s liaison with the Court’s Office of Information Technology. In addition, the incumbent oversees circulation, interlibrary loan and document delivery policies and operations; coordinates space planning activities and administers the offsite Library Annex. The Assistant Librarian also coordinates library-wide disaster preparedness and recovery planning for technology. Collaborates on the disaster preparedness plan for the physical collection and participates in collection development and other policy-making areas as a member of the Library’s management team. The Assistant Librarian reports to the Librarian of the Court.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school required. At least five years of post-MLS experience in supporting library technology needs and at least three years of experience as a library supervisor required. Three to five years of collections management experience also required. Comprehensive knowledge of library practices and procedures and how they interrelate, including expertise with library technology trends, issues and practices and knowledge of legal bibliography required. Experience with administering Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium or similar integrated library system required. Experience should include planning and executing digitization projects, administering library web sites, developing and providing access to online information products and services and providing access to and maintenance of a legal collection. Demonstrated knowledge of document delivery practices, OCLC and interlibrary loan functions. Proficiency with technical troubleshooting, Unix or Linux operating systems and scripting required. Experience in a law library setting and with library conservation and preservation practices preferred. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to comprehend and explain technology developments to employees at all levels and to document systems and procedures required. Ability to initiate, plan, manage and carry out highly complex tasks and to manage multiple complex activities simultaneously required. Proficiency with MS Office applications and SharePoint preferred.

Employment is subject to the successful completion of a security background check.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review and assess your application package in comparison with the posted qualifications for the position.

BENEFITS:

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Working for the Supreme Court of the United States offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, long term care insurance, and the SmartTrip transit subsidy.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 , you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must submit a completed occupational questionaire (see below).

You must also complete, print and sign the OF-306 form, then upload it along with your resume and cover letter. These three documents are required and must be received by the closing date, Friday, December 05, 2014 in order to be considered. Please submit only these required documents.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID 1262547.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 05, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
  3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

  1. Completion of the on-line Questionnaire
  2. OF-306 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
  3. A resume
  4. A cover letter

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Personnel Office Phone: (202)479-3404 Email: PERSONNEL@SUPREMECOURT.GOV

Agency Information: Supreme Court of the United States Office of Budget and Personnel One First Street NE Washington, DC 20543 USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Upon submission, you will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your application. Please be advised that your application will not be considered complete unless all of the required documents have been received.

All applicants will be notified once a selection has been made.

Acquisitions/Government Documents Librarian

Acquisitions/Government Documents Librarian

Department:Judicial Branch

Agency:Supreme Court of the United States

Job Announcement Number:SCOTUS-1243990-LIB

SALARY RANGE:

$52,146.00 to $82,019.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, October 27, 2014 to Friday, November 14, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-1410-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time – Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

UNITED STATE CITIZENS

 

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is a full-time position in the Library at the Supreme Court of the United States, in Washington, DC.

Closing Date: Friday, November 14, 2014, 11:59 PM

TRAVEL REQUIRED: Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED: No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Meet experience requirements (See Qualifications and Evaluations)
  • Security background check

DUTIES:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Librarian for Technical Services and Special Collections, this section head plans and establishes policies and procedures for the procurement and payment of all library materials for the Library, Chambers and Court Offices.  Plans and establishes policies and procedures for the efficient management of all government documents received through the Library’s participation in the Federal Depository Library Program and through the Library’s direct deposit arrangements with the National Archives and Records Administration and the Library of Congress. Reviews the preparation of all new and renewal monograph and serial orders in the Court’s Oracle based acquisitions system.  Fulfills numerous rush purchase requests expeditiously.  Coordinates with the Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian to ensure efficient processing of all looseleaf materials. Participates on the Library’s Collection Development Committee and interacts and corresponds with vendors regarding purchases and the payment process.  Maintains appropriate task area records, including monthly statistics, to facilitate the management of assignments.  Coordinates with Library staff to automate Library processes, improve workflow and ensure that all work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.  Supervises the Acquisitions/Government Documents Technician and the Acquisitions Assistant (Budget Analyst), as well as a part-time contract filing worker.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school is required.   Three to four years of law library experience with a minimum of two years of professional experience in a technical services environment required. Demonstrated experience with Oracle based financial systems required. Broad knowledge and understanding of general library acquisitions practices, procedures, and policies and how they interrelate in the library environment required. Detailed knowledge of library acquisitions and accounting procedures, using manual and electronic sources, required; experience with the acquisition of legal materials preferred.  Knowledge of Government Printing Office depository program and of FDLP processing using manual and electronic sources required. Supervisory experience required. Experience with OCLC and with Innovative and/or other ILS systems preferred.

Employment is subject to the successful completion of a security background check.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review and assess your application package in comparison with the posted qualifications for the position. 

BENEFITS:

Working for the Supreme Court of the United States offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, long term care insurance, and the SmartTrip transit subsidy.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Selective Service:  If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 , you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.   See http://www.sss.gov.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must submit a completed occupational questionaire (see below).

You must also complete, print and sign the OF-306 form, then upload it along with your resume and cover letter. These three documents are required and must be received by the closing date, Friday, November 14, 2014 in order to be considered. Please submit only these required documents.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID 1243990.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, November 14, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
  3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

  1. Completion of the on-line Questionnaire
  2. OF-306 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
  3. A resume
  4. A cover letter

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Personnel Office
Phone: (202)479-3404
Email: PERSONNEL@SUPREMECOURT.GOV

Agency Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Office of Budget and Personnel
One First Street NE
Washington, DC
20543
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Upon submission, you will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your application.  Please be advised that your application will not be considered complete unless all of the required documents have been received. 

All applicants will be notified once a selection has been made.