LLAM Dine-Around @ AALL in Philly!

If you are you attending the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Philadelphia, please consider joining the members of LLAM for the annual “LLAM Dine-Around.” This year, the group would like to meet at Alma de Cuba, a Cuban-fusion restaurant that is a 20 minute walk (shorter via Metro) from the Convention Center. Vegetarian options are offered. We know that there are lots of committee meetings and social gatherings the weekend of the convention, so please email Camilla Tubbs at ctubbs[at]law.umaryland.edu with your preference for which night to have the dinner:
• Saturday, July 18th at 6:00pm
• Sunday, July 19th at 6:00pm (prior to the opening reception)

See you in Philadelphia!


LAC Group seeks dynamic candidate to work as a Cataloger for a government agency in the Washington, DC area. The candidate must be able to catalog records of Korean, Russian or Spanish. The ideal candidate will have a background in all areas of Librarianship including the following:

  • Must have experience using the RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and MARC 21 cataloging standards.
  • Must be able to accurately complete cataloging in initial bibliographic records of Korean, Russian and Spanish.
  • Provide dual-script descriptive cataloging data for Korean and Russian language titles, with transliteration conforming to the ALA-LC Romanization Tables for Korean and Russian, respectively.
  • Must be able to use the Voyager ILS.
  • Must be able to search for records first to prevent the creation of duplicate records.

Apply at: http://goo.gl/vP4jaX


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
410-222-1387 P
410-268-9762 F

Summer Intern – Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States has openings for 3 summer interns in the Library:

Technical Services and Special Collections Department:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/397158800

Technology and Collections Management Department: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/397152300

Research Department:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/397156900

The Library is willing to consider course credit eligibility for these internships.

Any questions may be addressed to our Personnel Office (contact info listed at the bottom of the individual announcements).


Resident Librarian

American University, University Library

Resident Librarian

Location: Washington, DC

American University Library invitesearly-career librarians to apply for its Resident Librarian Program. The program is a fixed-term appointment of three years and designed to provide an immersion into academic librarianship, an opportunity to explore areas of interest, and funding to support professional engagement at the national level. By participating in the Resident Librarian Program, individuals will demonstrate skills at a professional level, develop a professional network, and be prepared for future career opportunities.

Our Resident Librarian Program is part of a new initiative called the Diversity Alliance. The Resident Librarian will be part of a cohort of librarians established by Diversity Alliance members universities. The purpose of the resident program is to bring diverse entry-level librarians into the profession, engaging them in professional learning and service at American University and, ultimately, preparing them for a career in academic librarianship.

Responsibilities: Provide research and reference assistance services to a diverse user population at a busy research assistance desk, over the Web, and in classes. Teach in the library instruction program, integrate new technologies into the instruction process, and contribute to collection development.  Prepare bibliographic and other reference tools in selected subject areas. Some evening and weekend hours required. 

The Resident Librarian will be a member of the Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) Division and report to the AU Library Residency Program Coordinator. 

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position available: Summer 2015


Candidates must be recent ALA-accredited M.L.S. graduates (within the last two years) or early-career librarians working outside of academic librarianship. General knowledge of print and digital resources, commitment to diversity in the workplace, and ability to work in a team environment are required.  Demonstrated interest in professional development and contribution, and some experience in teaching and library outreach are preferred.

Application Instructions

To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, as well as the contact information (name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number) of three references electronically by clicking the “Apply Now” button below. Review of applications will begin on March 23, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Additional questions can be addressed to:

Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046

The American University Library, http://www.american.edu/library, serves the AU community through a collection of over 767,923 volumes, 333,242 e-books, 25,000 sound recordings and 16,000 videos. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center, and numerous partner collections across campus including those with GLBTA, Career, and Visual Arts resources. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and a partnership with the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 106,881 journal subscriptions, 557 print journals, and over 403 databases covering all subjects.  Personnel include 20 library faculty, several part-time librarians, 73 full-time staff, and about 140 student assistants. The library’s budget is nearly $15 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

The American University, chartered by an act of Congress in 1891, offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to over 12,000 students. Its proximity to centers of technology, politics, justice, world affairs, communication, science, business, and the arts in the Washington, D.C. area enhances the learning environment.

For information about American University, please see http://www.american.edu, and learn about the University Library at http://www.american.edu/library.

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Research Librarian

Crowell & Moring LLP currently seeks a talented and experienced Research Librarian for our Washington, DC headquarters. In this role you will provide research support and outreach for all offices and work as a member of the firm-wide research team. The position also participates in training, collection development, and special projects that enhance the services offered by the department.

Among other key components, the Research Librarian will:

  • Conduct business, legal, legislative, and regulatory research; provide initial analysis of research results and summaries of key findings.
  • Provide background research and competitive intelligence on current or potential clients and markets in support of business and client development efforts.
  • Guide attorneys and staff on the effective use of research databases and print collection.
  • Remain current on technological applications and best practices relevant to providing high quality library and research services.
  • Assist with implementing new information delivery platforms such as eBooks
  • Assist in evaluating and support continual improvement to firm wide news, docket, case alert functions and news aggregator technologies.

Crowell & Moring LLP offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package which includes progressive options such as back up child care, wellness programs, cultural events and social activities. We take great pride in our positive, friendly culture that rewards hard work and success, at the same time recognizing the importance of family and community service.

The Research Librarian role requires a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution. In addition, you will need a minimum of two (2) years of related experience. Requires research skills and knowledge of major legal and non-legal related databases, including but not limited to Westlaw & Lexis platforms, Bloomberg Law, IntelliConnect, Pacer, etc.  Experience creating professional marketing materials, training documentation or ability to design internet pages incorporating best practice in user interface design is a plus. Experience editing/creating content in Sharepoint is a plus.

If you are interested in applying for this job opportunity, please visit http://www.crowell.com/careers to apply online.

EOE m/f/d/v Crowell & Moring participates in the E-Verify program.



Law Librarian of Congress

Job Opening: Law Librarian of Congress

The Library of Congress is seeking applicants to the position of Law Librarian of Congress.  The Law Librarian of Congress manages the Law Library of Congress, which houses the largest collection of United States and foreign legal literature in the world. The legal collections represent all known legal systems, including common law, civil law, and religious and customary law jurisdictions. The Law Library of Congress, its staff, and collections support the legal reference and research needs of the United States Congress. The Law Librarian of Congress exercises final responsibility for the Law Library budget, management of staff, policy administration and development, and overall operational effectiveness. The Law Librarian serves as a member of the Library of Congress Executive Committee (EC) and participates in the overall management of the Library of Congress.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants MUST be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, District of Columbia, territory of the United States, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or an attorney with demonstrable expertise in foreign and comparative law and the law and legal system of a foreign jurisdiction outside of the United States.
To view the complete vacancy announcement and to apply for the position, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/396502500. Questions should be addressed to the Library of Congress Employment Office at (202) 707-5627.