Two Librarian Positions – Washington, D.C.

Job Title: Research Librarian (International Trade and Economics and Foreign Affairs)
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
Salary Range: $63,722.00 to $82,840.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 to Friday, January 22, 2016
Duty Location: 1 vacancy – Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:


Analyzes and solves research problems within designated policy research areas. Factors that affect the complexity of these problems include novelty, the difficulty in locating authoritative information, and the specialized nature of the subject area.

Responds to congressional and internal requests for information related to issues requiring in-depth knowledge of the context/background of the issue, and for information that is difficult to find and/or requires filtering/synthesis. Utilizes specialized knowledge to prepare responses to requests and develop and execute research methodologies for specialized topics.

Develops and maintains knowledge of research resources. Identifies, tests, and evaluates new, specialized research resources; performs market analyses on competing resources; and recommends specialized information resources and research materials for purchase or renewal.

Provides orientation and training/instruction to congressional clients, colleagues and peers on research methods and research resources.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: The Leading Niche – Washington, DC

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

Title: Reference Librarian

Location: Washington D.C.

About the opportunity: The Leading Niche is seeking a smart, detailed-oriented Reference Librarian. The Reference Librarian will provide reference services to one of our large federal clients nationwide as the sole Reference Librarian. The ideal candidate will answer quick and in-depth business and legal research questions via email, telephone, or in-person using online, database, and print resources and provide circulation, document delivery and inter-library loan services.

Contact Information: If interested, please send resume to or call 646-729-3330.


Library Reference Services

Provide reference services to staff nationwide as the sole Reference Librarian
Answer quick and in-depth business and legal research questions via email, telephone, or in-person using online, database, and print resources
Provide circulation, document delivery and inter-library loan services
Maintain statistics of all reference, document delivery, and inter-library loan services
Perform additional related projects/tasks as needed
Document reference requests in log
Create process maps to visually document the steps required to perform both common and complex reference duties and maintain them in a shared procedure file
Schedule training for users of online products
Work with appropriate library staff to resolve any recurring problems
Ensure quality control and timeliness of work performed


Four year degree
2-5 years experience as a Reference Librarian
Beyond Z Attitude. Willingness to go above and beyond the job requirements to be innovative and support the organization.
Great oral and written communication skills
Excellent technical skills