Five positions- Maryland and Washington DC

Position: Associate Library Director for Collections and Resource Management
Location: United State Naval Academy- Annapolis, MD

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA JobLIST.

The United States Naval Academy invites applications for an exciting position as Associate Library Director for Collections and Resource Management, to provide leadership, vision and overall management of the Nimitz Library’s physical and digital collections and of the technical services departments. USNA is seeking a forward-thinking, user-oriented, collaborative leader with extensive knowledge of innovation and best practices in collection development, technical services and the changing role of academic libraries. A background in military history is preferred. Located on the beautiful Severn River in historic Annapolis, the Naval Academy is a Middle States accredited, top tier liberal arts college and service academy with a diverse student body and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research. The Associate Library Director for Collections and Resource Management will also work with library leadership, staff and departments across the Yard to ensure the growth of a vibrant 21st century library with a premier collection of naval history and science. This is a 12 month faculty position with a 3 year renewable appointment, highly competitive salary, and full federal benefits. The position is slated to begin in early spring 2018. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled. For more information about the position and how to apply,


  • Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.


  • Supervisory and managerial experience in an academic library.
  • Knowledge/expertise in naval history.
  • Knowledge of information technologies available to libraries for providing end-user access to electronic resources.
  • Experience working in collection management.
  • Evidence of extensive knowledge about library technical services operations, trends and best practices.
  • Experience with budgeting; especially in a federal environment; strong analytical and budget management skills.
  • Working knowledge of linked data and BIBFRAME initiatives, MARC and non-MARC metadata schema.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across organizational boundaries, lead effective teams, manage change and mentor colleagues.
  • Track record of creativity in problem solving and developing innovative library programs.
  • Strong service orientation; excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Evidence of scholarship and professional service.

Position: Records and Information Management Associate
Location: Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

Background: We are looking for a professional with experience in records and information management services for a fixed-term staff contract.

The team: Within the Administrative Services, Security and Corporate Procurement Division of the Budget and Administrative Services Department, The Records Section is responsible for the records and information management which covers the development of policies and guidelines, the functional management of systems, the support to the business units, the management of physical archives at Headquarters and the monitoring of the Records Management function in the 29 country offices.

What you’ll do: Among other things,

  • Develop information architectures for the organization of electronic records covering the design, mapping, approval and deployment.
  • Contribute to the implementation of retention management on electronic and physical records covering the definition of processes, testing, deployment and change management activities.
  • Contribute to process optimization in Business Units, ensuring that client needs and management expectations are met;
  • Develop and implement a business continuity plan including disaster recovery for the IDBG physical archives;
  • Support and train employees on Records Management policies, guidelines and solutions and provide mentorship to junior colleagues on records and information management.
  • Provide input to the development and maintenance of policies and guidelines and identify improvement opportunities based on market standard methodologies.


Education: Master’s degree in Information Management, Records Management, Archival Science or related fields.


  • A minimum of two years (five years preferred) of relevant practical work experience in Record and Information Management in large organizations. Knowledge of and experience with the concepts, principles and practice of information, document, records and archives management. Demonstrable experience in designing and supporting an Electronic Document and Records Management System. Experience with the design of information architectures and the implementation of retention for electronic and physical records. Experience in business analysis and process optimization, including information architectures and taxonomies. Experience with the drafting and implementation of records and information management policies and guidelines. Experience in leading change processes would be a great plus.
  • Systems and technology: Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365 and RecordPoint is a plus. Advanced knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Customer service: Excellent client service skills and ability to work with all levels of management and staff is critical.
  • Communication skills: Expert writing skills and a high degree of experience in drafting various types of communications and presentations is required.

Languages: Fluency in English and any other Bank language (Spanish, Portuguese or French). Proficiency in Spanish desirable.

Position: Communications Analyst
Location: Latham & Watkins- Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Communications Analyst to join our winning team in Washington, D.C. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.

The Communications Analyst will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.

As a Communications Analyst at Latham, you are responsible for supporting the research and knowledge management needs of the Communications Practice Group. He or she is also responsible for supporting the client work of the Communications Practice Group, maintaining a system to track license and regulatory filing deadlines, preparing filings under attorney supervision, completing filings at appropriate government agencies, and communicating directly with clients to both obtain and deliver the necessary information regarding their regulatory status while accomplishing these and other critical functions:

  • Conducts legal and non-legal research utilizing appropriate tools. Analyzes results for relevancy and appropriateness to the specific research request.
  • Compiles and organizes information obtained in research projects into a coherent, focused collection of information, accompanied by explanatory notes or memoranda if relevant, so that the material is readily understandable to the user.
  • Works with Attorneys requesting information and compiles and organizes information according to attorney preference.
  • Develops and maintains a familiarity with the work of the Communications Practice Group, including its laws, regulations, information resources, research needs and client services.
  • Monitors current industry and legal developments for the practice group and informs attorneys of important events through emails, bulletins or other appropriate means.
  • Prepares and files regulatory filings, with attorney and direct client interaction, and assures all filings are in accordance with the rules of the regulatory agency.
  • Provides awareness and training related to communications industry regulatory issues, current legal developments, the forms and precedents materials, and information resources available to the practice.
  • Conducts market research on the Communications Practice Group’s client and prospective clients, competitors and market share with the Business development, Research & Library, Global Strategic Research, and Financial Information Center teams.
  • Acts as the liaison between the Communications practice group, Business Development, Knowledge Management and Research & Library (including the Global Strategic Research & Analysis group).
  • Using familiarity with the practice area and in cooperation with attorneys active in the practice, collects, organizes, and analyzes the work product of the practice group.

As a Communications Analyst, you will be expected to apply your strong research skills and experience using tools such as Lexis, Westlaw, FCC websites, Capital IQ, and others. The successful Communications Analyst must have:

  • Strong analytical skills and familiarity with communications industry terminology, FCC filings, and practice trends.
  • Well developed and professional interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with people at all organizational levels of the firm.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal and the ability to deliver results in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage time well, prioritize and handle multiple projects and the ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus.

A Bachelor’s degree required. A J.D. or Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or paralegal certificate preferred and two (2) years communications industry experience in a legal or project management role required.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by visiting the Latham & Watkins online application using the link provided.

Position: Chief, Academic Services
Location: National Defense University, NDU Library Directorate- Fort McNair, Washington DC
Salary: $107,505 to $123,406 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

NDU is recruiting for Chief of Academic Services in the National Defense University Library with responsibility for providing leadership and expertise for library research and instruction, collection development, instructional design and curriculum development support, writing, reading, public speaking support, and supporting faculty development.

The NDU Library supports National Defense University by advancing education through teaching information fluency; collecting, organizing, making accessible, and preserving recorded knowledge and products of human creativity.

National Defense University (NDU) develops joint warfighters and other national security leaders through rigorous academics research and engagement to serve the common defense.


  • Provides leadership within the Library & Learning Center and works collaboratively across the University to plan and execute a dynamic program of support services designed to meet the current and emergent needs of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Serves as Chief of Academic Services Branch and a member of the Library & Learning Center’s senior management team responsible for planning and managing a wide variety of Library & Learning Center services, including student and faculty research support, instructional services, collection development, course and curriculum support, instructional design, and graduate writing support.
  • Collaborates with the Dean of Library & Learning Center Services and other department chiefs and shares in planning, policy development, resource allocation, and personnel management; contributes to the development of strategic initiatives; and plays a key role in developing a shared vision for the Library & Learning Center’s future.
  • Coordinates the Library & Learning Center’s instruction program including the development and assessment of online instruction modules, workshops, and in-class instruction.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of both new and existing library reference services, guiding program planning and assessment for both traditional and online reference and instruction services.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty, deans, academic technologists, instructional designers, writing specialists and librarians to assess, design, develop, implement and evaluate course and program offerings for the Library & Learning Center.
  • Provides expertise in evaluating research and curriculum requirements and building library collections in all formats to support them. Provides expertise in online library resources and systems and envisioning how academic technology can be utilized in the teaching and learning environment.

To qualify for this position, you must:

  • Have a Master’s degree in Library Science, Instructional Design, Education/Adult Education or a closely related field.
  • Have supervisory and management experience at a college or university-level academic library or learning center.
  • Have experience planning, creating and evaluating education and training products, services and programs in a library or learning center environment.
  • Have demonstrated experience in fostering teamwork, collaboration and creativity within a team.
  • Have proven communication skills, including proficiency in maintaining collaborative relationships.

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Position: Supervisory Historian
Location: National Archives and Records Administration- Washington DC
Salary: $131,767 to $158,120 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

The National Archives and Records Administration invites applications for the position of Executive Director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The NHPRC promotes the preservation and publication of American historical records by public and private institutions through its grants and educational programs. The commission includes representatives of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Federal government as well as representatives of professional associations.

The Executive Director of the NHPRC works closely with the Archivist of the United States, who chairs the Commission, on NHPRC-related issues. The Executive Director serves as a principal contact for the National Archives with the archival and documentary editing communities.

The Executive Director works with leaders of the profession, including officers of the key professional associations, the SAA, NAGARA, CoSA, AASLH, ADE, AHA, OAH, regional archival associations, members of these professions, and with other historical, library, and genealogical organizations, and incorporates their insights when devising strategic plans for the Commission and strategic initiatives for the Commission’s grant programs. The Executive Director is an effective spokesperson for the NHPRC with NARA senior staff and, when appropriate, with OMB and members of Congress and Congressional staff. The Executive Director maintains an active schedule of participation in professional associations/meetings and articulates the Commission’s mission and vision through multiple written and verbal means.

The Executive Director works with the members of the Commission and the NHPRC program staff during each grant cycle to articulate and clarify the mission, vision, and purpose of the NHPRC and its grant programs. The Executive Director ensures that the NHPRC remains engaged with grant applicants and grantees as it enhances its programs and procedures to better serve the American people.

The Executive Director is an active participant in the Federal Grants community, serving on the Federal Grants Executive Board and other bodies that plan for and implement federal grant policies, procedures, and standards.

Qualified candidates will have extensive experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service supervising/managing archival, records, documentary editing/publication or grant programs which support archival activity or historical research and education efforts; experience evaluating potential and on-going grant funded project activities to include such factors as staffing, budget, institutional support, and research resources; planning and preparing scholarly narrative of documentary histories for publication; planning and carrying out significant historical research projects; and exceptional communication skills.

In addition, candidates must possess a bachelor’s or higher degree in history or a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history or a combination of education or experience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.