Two Positions – Washington, DC

Position: Legal Reference Librarian
Location: FastCase, Inc. – Washington DC

Originally posted on LLDC Jobline.

Fastcase is seeking a motivated reference librarian who is also confident with technology to join our outreach team. Must be a great communicator, tech savvy, and a great legal researcher. We are a service organization, so a service mindset is important.

We change the practice of law every day — the ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking innovator. MLIS with legal focus is required or two-three years in legal research in a law firm or law library setting. Strong problem solving skills, positive attitude, exceptional organizational skills, and strong work ethic also required. Bonus points for computer science or legal tech experience. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Pack your toothbrush, because teaching and travel are part of the job. Fully funded Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, 3% annual 401K contribution (begins after 6-month qualifying period), at least 2% annual profit sharing. Two weeks paid vacation.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collections Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress – Washington, DC
Salary: $54,972 to $71,467 / per year (4 vacancies)

Full vacancy announcement is available on USAJOBS.

These positions are located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Technology Policy Directorate, Library Services.

Serves as a digital collections specialist for assigned tasks and workflows within the Digital Content Management Section. Applies knowledge of library policies and procedures related to the assigned tasks and workflows in order to acquire digital collection materials. Implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for the assigned tasks and workflows. Consults with senior members of the unit to resolve problems or issues. Ensures that content for the assigned workflows meets the Library’s format and metadata technical standards for acceptance.

According to the practices of the unit, acquires, creates or oversees creation of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata as needed for collection materials received. Manages automated workflows for ingesting, reviewing, describing, inventorying, and storing digital content. Performs or coordinates quality review of metadata elements for the assigned tasks and workflows. Processes files after ingest as necessary prior to storage. Implements corrective actions, including solutions to preempt problems, as appropriate. Conducts or initiates and coordinates re-work for files not meeting project requirements. Uses software and hardware tools to transfer digital collections received from various sources into LC systems, including both physical and virtual locations. Deletes or replaces digital objects; makes corrections. Utilizes software and hardware tools to assure proper storage locations and identifications. Creates and manages predominantly automated streams from acquisitions sources to storage on appropriate LC systems. Produces or coordinates production of derivative files as appropriate.

Assists in planning and implementing assigned portions of digital acquisitions projects. Suggests improvements to workflows or assigned content. Adheres to priorities and time-frames established by management.

Assists in implementing approved plans for assigned portions of projects, including recommendations on division of work between specialists and technicians assigned to a project. Tracks assigned portions of project workflow using software tools and schedules activities to move projects to completion, as assigned. Assists higher level staff of the unit to document and execute workflows. Makes recommendations for future improvements.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to the assigned tasks or workflows.

Consults with supervisors and team leads to resolve problems or issues. Contributes to the planning and implementation of workflow procedures and provides input for setting production goals for assigned tasks or workflows. In support of digital content management, assists in the training of staff within the section and service unit. Assists others inside and outside the section with resolving digital collections management questions related to the assigned tasks or workflows. Creates and makes presentations to internal stakeholders as needed.

Consults with stakeholders to assist in implementing digital collections projects. Offers suggestions and advice on operational and technical problems. Serves as point of contact and provides technical advice related to assigned digital content tasks or workflows.