Two Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Special Assistant (Spec Asst to Deputy Assoc Libn for LS-Operations)
Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $112,021.00 to $145,629.00 / Per Year
Closes: Friday 5/5/2017

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Provides personnel, fiscal, administrative, and operational support to the Deputy Associate Librarian for Library Services in both the day-to-day activities and the long-term management of Administrative Services to meet the mission and program goals of the Service Unit. Provides budget and procurement support, including ensuring compliance with Library policies and procedures. Assesses program effectiveness or the improvement of complex program and management processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues that affect critical aspects of the major programs of The Library of Congress. Provides program support to the Deputy Associate Librarian who is responsible for a range of activities and programs and must regularly interact with other Library Services directors, chiefs, and staff as well as staff from other service units within the Library at all levels and with national and international library, scholarly and cultural communities. Plans, recommends and participates in developing strategies for implementing planning for short- and long-range goals of the directorate and Service Unit. Recommends organizational or process changes. Acts at all times in a confidential manner with respect to any policy decisions which might have labor-management implications and takes part in discussions with Library officers who formulate or effect labor relations policies. Serves as a member of the Administrative Services management team, participating in meetings and overseeing operations of the Office.

Position: Law Library Stack Technician

Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $44,941.00 to $58,428.00 / Per Year
Closes: Thursday 5/11/2017

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Retrieves requested items from the world’s largest and most complex legal collection. Requests may come directly from Congress, the Supreme Court, U.S. foreign government agencies, national and international academic, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, general public patrons, and Library of Congress staff. Retrieves and supplies the legal materials in a prompt and efficient manner to all clients. Provides expedited responses for legal reference and research materials to priority clientele, such as Congress or the Supreme Court. Searches and retrieves materials requested by the Law Curator and/or patrons wishing to consult materials assigned to the Law Library Rare Book Room. Checks various in-transit locations and tracks down the not-on-shelf (NOS) items.

Performs all types of materials searches in the Law Library stack collection, Law Library Rare Book Collection, Law Library Reading Room Collection and the Law Library Foreign Law Research Center. Independently locates items not readily available on shelf. Determines advanced search strategies and conducts bibliographic and special searches in automated or manual files for incompletely or inaccurately cited requests or those for which insufficient bibliographic data is given. Assists Law Library of Congress staff and clients locate items by checking in files such as the Class K shelflist and other automated and manual Law Library files. Searches the Library’s integrated library system (ILS) to determine whether the requested item has been charged out, is in processing, or at bindery. Reports findings on specific identification of items and other pertinent information such as number and location of copies/sets, assignments, date recorded or shelflisted, etc.