Three Library Positions- Washington D.C.

Position: Research Services Librarian – Law Library
Location: Georgetown University

Originally posted on AALL Careers:

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Research Services, the Research Librarian 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.

The Library Research Services Department fills the information needs of the law center community by identifying and obtaining materials and other factual information using resources from several disciplines. Principal duties include but are not limited to:

Analyze and evaluate legal and interdisciplinary materials, synthesize factual findings, and compose memoranda to faculty to communicate research results. To meet a Georgetown Law faculty member’s research needs the incumbent negotiates completion dates and coordinates the accomplishment of the project by assigning work to student employees or completing the project personally, as appropriate. Works with other members of the library liaison program to manage completion of research projects received through the liaison program.
Participates in managing and training of the Research Services Student Assistants.
Participates in the general functioning of the Patron Services Section. Such duties include participating in the reference desk rotation, holding individual research consultations with patrons, and participating in the faculty liaison program.

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school. Preferred: J.D. from and ABA-accredited law school.
One to three years academic law library experience, reference, teaching, and supervisory experience required.

Position: Branch Librarian (HMSG)
Location: Smithsonian Institution

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The incumbent serves as Branch Librarian of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) branch of the Smithsonian Libraries (SIL). The position of Branch Librarian is primarily concerned with the planning and administration of the Museum’s library program and the provision of advanced expert reference and access services.

As Branch Librarian the incumbent coordinates space, equipment, training, collection of data, budget preparations, reference service, access service, inter-library loans, special projects, and service to the modern and contemporary art research community. The Branch Librarian serves in a liaison role for library services for HMSG primarily, and will supervise a library technician working at the HMSG Library.

Provides overall direction, strategic vision, and leadership for the Libraries.
Serves as an expert resource in reference and information research in modern and/or contemporary art.
Serves as an expert in reference and information research in modern or contemporary art history to work with researchers.
Performs the full range of personnel management functions, such as performance planning and appraisals, interviewing applicants, identifying, scheduling or arranging training for branch library staff; maintain professional competence; and other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Librarian
Location: Library of Congress in the Music Division, Collections and Services, Library Services.
Closes: Thursday June 30, 2016

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions related to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and completes work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Prepares work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as needed. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.