Law Library Aide – Rockville, MD

Position: Part-Time Circuit Court Law Library Aide
Class Code: 007426
Grade: 9 (Non-Exempt)
Hourly rate plus benefits based on Grade 9 salary ($30,706-$48,354)
Closing Date: October 26, 2015



The employee in this position must follow the highest standards of public service and recognize that visitors to the Court may be under significant stress and ensure that they are treated with dignity and discretion. Information obtained in the course of the performance of these duties may be confidential or private in nature.

Please note that this is a part-time position. The Library Aide reports directly to the Law Librarian and Assistant Law Librarian and is ultimately responsible to the Court Administrator. Circuit Court employees are at-will employees and serve at the discretion of the Administrative Judge. The employee or the Court may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause. The at-will relationship remains in full force and effect notwithstanding any statements to the contrary made by court personnel or set forth in the any documents, including Montgomery County Personnel Regulations.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description describes the general nature, level of work, and essential functions being performed by a person in this position. The job description shall not be construed to describe an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by such a person. It does not proscribe or restrict additional tasks and assignments that may be required by the Circuit Court Law Librarian, Judicial Officers, and/or the Court Administrator.

• Accurately and efficiently process books, to include labeling, shelving, and filing.

• Work with the library’s integrated library system to check in serials and monographs, control record quality, perform inventories, and run informational reports.

• Keep the library collections up-to-date and orderly.

• Perform informational research and reference services on an as-needed basis, including accessing on-line databases and other sources of information as required by judges, court personnel, attorneys, and the public, both in person and over the telephone.

• Maintain the law library’s conference room reservations calendar.

• Maintain the libraries of the judges, magistrates and courtrooms and assist in the support of other departments throughout the courthouse.

• Communicate with other Maryland law libraries about new strategies, uses of technology, and efficiencies, and prepare summaries of the same for the Law Librarian.

• Perform data entry and maintain library databases.

• Complete on-going library projects and assist with special law library events.


• Ability to work a specific shift with flexibility to accommodate occasional schedule changes – four hours between 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (to close the law library).

• Ability to maintain a regular, punctual, and reliable level of attendance.

• Ability to use an online library catalog.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office computer programs.

• Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and professional working relationships with court personnel and the public.

• Ability to make decisions based on experience, good judgment, and established policies and procedures.

• Ability to set priorities and simultaneously process multiple duties and responsibilities.

• Employee must be both self-directed and a team-player.

• Employee must be detail-oriented, organized, adaptable, and able to function in a multifaceted environment.

• Employee must have excellent communications skills.

• Employee must be able to bend, stoop, stretch, and climb stairs.

• Employee must be able to lift 25 pounds of books up and down stairs.


• B.S., B.A., or paralegal degree from an accredited university

• Good command of the English language (written and oral)

• Strong organizational skills a must

• Basic knowledge of the American legal system

• Minimum of one year of library work experience

• Minimum of one year of customer service experience

• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications

• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted with legal research experience

How to apply for employment opportunities in the Administrative Office of the Circuit Court:

1. Please open the Online Employment Application PDF. Mac users MUST use Adobe to complete the application. The Mac “Preview” application will not transmit your information to us. The application form requires you to have Adobe Reader version 8 or higher. Go to to download the latest Adobe Reader version.
2. A button marked “Highlight Fields” will be above and to the right of the Application form. Click the button to show fields that can be typed in.
3. Complete all applicable fields by typing or clicking into each one.
4. On the last page of the Application there are two buttons. The Print button will allow you to print a copy for yourself. The Save As button will allow you to save the completed application to your computer.
5. Please send an email with the following attachments to completed application, cover letter, resume, and a writing sample.