Four Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Business Intelligence Research Specialist
Location: Wiley Rein LLP – Washington, DC

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.


This role will be responsible for providing attorneys and staff with a consistently high level of research support. Uses an extensive collection of internal and external resources to perform legal research and to gather, filter, synthesize, organize, and deliver business/competitive intelligence information in support of firm-wide business and client development.


Reference and Research

Provide outstanding assistance to all firm personnel in response to any business related information needs, including but not limited to traditional legal research support, new business intake research, client & industry research and forecasting, and current awareness & news support.
Responsible for providing accurate and timely answers to general research questions from attorneys and staff of the firm.
Conduct in-depth research on specific topics as assigned, presenting results in a thoughtful and useful format.
Synthesize research results, create value added charts and graphics as necessary, or use other methods to add value and clarity to raw research data – with the goal of enhancing value to the firm and provide a foundation for competitive intelligence.
Manage content on the firm’s Library Intranet page as well as collaborate with and support the firm’s Intranet Content Specialist on broader efforts to provide value added content through the firm Intranet as directed.
Other duties as assigned.


4 year college degree required. MLS, JD or MBA correlated business degree preferred, preferably with legal and business research emphasis.
2-3 years reference and research experience, preferably in a law firm or business setting.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, advanced research skills with online searching in corporate databases (such as Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Monitor Suite, etc.), web page development experience. Knowledge of Sharepoint a plus.
Must demonstrate project management skills, customer service skills, planning/organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication and ability to think critically.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to adapt to change, balance competing demands and interact with all levels of the firm.

To be considered for this position, a cover letter and resume must be submitted to the following link:

Position: Head of Archival Processing and Collections Management

Location: Georgetown University – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Head of Archival Processing and Collections Management

The Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Georgetown University Library, seeks a
Head of Archival Processing and Collections Management to coordinate the intake, processing, and ongoing maintenance of archival collections, regardless of format. The Head of Archival Processing and Collections Management coordinates, directs and supervises staff in archival processing efforts to provide scholarly access and to ensure long-term preservation of the collections, and coordinates collections management efforts for materials in other formats as needed. The ideal candidate will have significant supervisory and project management experience, the ability to think strategically about the description and management of special collections and archival materials, and a record of sustained engagement with the archives and/or library professions.

Position: Librarian (2 Positions)

Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcements can be found below:

Reference Librarian:
Salary Range: $53,435.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year
Closes: Friday 10/7/2016

The Reference Librarian is a knowledge navigator responsible for providing reference, research, consultation, and liaison services; instructions and training; and security for Prints and Photographs Division collections. P&P holds more than 14 million items in a variety of visual formats in hundreds of individual collections stored in local and remote sites. The collections are among the Library’s most varied in medium, format, physical condition, and intellectual property rights requirements, with attendant concerns for security, preservation, and safe handling. The collections are accessed by means of complex, diverse, and often multi-layered intellectual controls and surrogates in written, filmed, and digital forms. As one of the largest pictorial archives in the world, P&P plays a critical role in establishing a positive image of the Library and furthering the Library’s goal of providing a high level of responsive, effective, and professional public access and outreach services to the full range of Library users worldwide, including members of Congress and their staff, other agencies, scholars, researchers, and mass media.

Reference Librarian (Serial and Government Publications Division):
Salary Range: $53,435.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year
Closes: Friday 10/14/2016

The Serial and Government Publications Division serves as a primary access point for a wide variety of serial collections and is responsible for the development and management of its custodial collections. Custodial collections include foreign and domestic newspapers, unbound periodicals, government publications (GPO Depository), intergovernmental publications and documents (United Nations), and other specialized serial collections. Reference assistance is provided to onsite researchers through the Newspaper & Current Periodical Room, and offsite reference service by telephone, by correspondence, and by e-mail and CHAT. Clients include Congress, Foreign and US Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Reference librarians produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, and scholarly programs relating to serial collections. Through their knowledge of the Library’s serial collections and collections of similar institutions, reference librarians play and active role in developing the collections for future users.