Four Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: LAC Group – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at the LAC Group website:

Law Librarian

LAC Federal is seeking an experienced Law Librarian with expertise in the use of SharePoint to manage and track legal document workflows, and to create and populate legal and administrative forms in Adobe, Microsoft Word, InfoPath and other tools. This is a 1-2 year full time position (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited.


Responsible for Knowledge Management using SharePoint to support office staff
Create and maintain digital libraries containing relevant documents and articles on specific legal topics
Train staff on the use of the KM tools and other information products
Provide research assistance.


Education Qualifications:
Juris Doctor (JD) degree
Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a Special Certificate in Law Librarianship

Two years as a professional law librarian
Minimum of 2 years administering, maintaining, and updating a knowledge management system (SharePoint strongly preferred)
Proven ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situation
Prior experience with federal criminal law and litigation
A solid understanding of legal documentation
Candidate may substitute 3 years of work of experience managing a knowledge management system for the above Education Qualifications provided they also have:
Three years of equivalent professional level experience working as a law librarian; OR
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved program.
Recently completing a Federal Background Investigation a plus

Position: Supervisory Librarian

Location: Government Accountability Office – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $117,040.00 to $161,900.00 / Per Year
Closes: Friday 6/2/2017

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

This position is located in GAO’s Applied Research and Methods (ARM) team. ARM contributes to the overall quality of the information that GAO provides in support of Congressional and Federal agency decision making; and provides objective support to GAO teams. The team is led by the Managing Director, who directs the design and execution of appropriate methodologies that help GAO reports and other documents improve government operations through subordinate operational centers: the Center for Design, Methods and Analysis; the Center for Economics; the Center for Evaluation Methods and Issues; the Center for Enhanced Analytics; and the Center for Science, Technology and Engineering. The centers offer expertise in many areas including cost analysis, engagement design, economics, data analysis, evaluation, science, statistics, surveys, technology, engineering, and IT security.

Position: Research Librarian

Location: LAC Group – Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at the LAC Group website:

Research Librarian

LAC Federal is seeking a Research Librarian for a major library in Washington, D.C. to provide research and reference services to client staff using his/her knowledge of data, news and bibliographic resources to meet the information needs. Work will be performed on site. This is a full-time term position NTE 1 year, and is eligible for PTO and benefits.


Meets the information needs and provide state-of-the-art library research services to client staff by:
Responding to client’s requests for information using a variety of print, electronic and data resources including economic and financial databases or services like Moody’s, S&P, Fitch, DataStream, Capital IQ, etc.
Evaluating, developing and implementing research projects as well as integrating library contents on institutional web sites
Develops information products and deliver library services by:
Creating information products, such as research guides, customized information packages, quick reference tools etc., to meet immediate and ongoing information needs of the staff
Working closely with the departments on best ways of making library electronic resources available via their information/knowledge sharing systems (Intranet, SharePoint sites, mobile devices, etc.)
Increase effectiveness of use of library services by participating in the Library training and outreach projects.


MLS or related degree with 2+ years’ experience in research and reference with a focus on economics or related subjects
Experience evaluating user interactions with electronic information systems
Familiarity with economic and financial data concepts and experience using and managing commercial data services
Ability to logically organize and work with large quantities of data is an asset
Ability to interview users to understand their information needs
Ability to evaluate and search news, bibliographic, data and statistical services and deliver research and reference services
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to contribute in a team-based environment.

Position: Deputy Director, Office of Library Services

Location: Institute of Museum and Library Services – Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

We’re looking for our new Deputy Director, Office of Library Services—someone to help us reach and engage the library, archives and related information services sectors across the country This key role translates IMLS goals and strategies into planning, executes on a grant-making portfolio, assesses effectiveness, and helps inform IMLS’s research and policy work. You’ll oversee a productive team of staff working on the Grants to States Program, the Native American and Native Hawaiian Library grants, the National Leadership Grants for Libraries, and The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant program as well as contribute to cross agency initiatives.
Do you have a background in helping libraries and/or archives provide essential services to the public?
Knowledge of the roles of professional development and technology capabilities in deepening and broadening the reach and impact of libraries and archives? In addition to having a master’s degree in library science, do you have expertise in the integral roles of libraries in areas such as workforce development, early learning, financial literacy, community wellbeing, educational resources, and community identity?
Come join our team in a leadership role and help support these vital institutions.

Who are we? The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is a federal agency that helps ensure that all Americans have access to museum, library, and information services. We’re an independent grant-making agency and the primary source of federal support for the nation’s approximately 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Through our work with individuals, institutions, and communities across the country, we have a role to play in enhancing the work of individual libraries and archives as well as the support the field as a whole.

What’s the work? Your responsibilities would cross strategic and managerial, individual and team-based: work with peer leaders across the agency to develop agency-wide goals, strategies and plans and oversee the management of all OLS grants programs, ensuring compliance with federal regulations, and determining opportunities for dissemination of project results, research findings, and best practices. You’d monitor the overall effectiveness of the OLS grant programs and guide the decision-making processes around program adjustments and development. Importantly, you’d ensure that the OLS programs are responsive to the needs of the library/achieve field and ultimately the communities and end users who benefit.
This role serves as the primary representative of the agency to the library and archives profession;
representing IMLS at national, regional, and international meetings related to the library community or its current issues. You’ll bring to the role your knowledge of the associations, networks, working groups, and consortia across public, school, and academic libraries and archives. In addition, you’ll draw upon experience formulating and implementing major internal program and policy initiatives, budget and personnel management, and in directing a library or archives organization in the accomplishment of short- and long-term objectives. You thrive upon networking with the field to glean ideas combined with using data analysis, trends investigation, and scenarios to understand options.
Acting as a “business owner” for OLS, this role ensures that agency priorities and strategic goals are achieved via an integrated OLS portfolio to support and engage the library/archive field using a diversity of vehicles (e.g., convening’s, speaking at conferences, engaging with current and future partners and stakeholder groups, open grants, out of cycle grants, cooperative agreements). It is also important to actively coach and mentor OLS staff and to foster a collaborative and positive working environment.
Interested candidates should contact Antoine Dotson, Director of Human Resources, for more details about theposition or to submit their resume and letter of interest: Position open until filled.