Four Positions- Washington DC & Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head of Reading Room)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington DC
Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Head of the Main Reading Room (MRR) serves as the Division’s liaison for general reference policy and coordinates collection development for both the general collections and the MRR reference collections in the humanities and social sciences. In addition the supervisor serves as liaison for reading room security for the Division. The Head of the Main Reading Room and the Coordinator of Public Services for the Main Reading Room are responsible for the daily operation of the reading room and the administration of reference and reader services to Library patrons and to researchers who are assigned research facilities at the Library of Congress.

This position is located in Main Reading Room, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Collections and Services Directorate in Library Services.

Position: Reference and Digital Services Librarian
Location: Library of Congress, Washington DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a Reference and Digital Services Librarians to join its Knowledge and Technical Services Section. The selectees will perform reference and instructional services, and will maintain and develop web-based information tools and services.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience; knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information; and an understanding of the principles of information management, metadata, and information retrieval are encouraged to apply.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century. CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Position: Legislative Analyst (Technical Information Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington DC
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) is seeking a Legislative Analyst to join its Legislative Analysis and Information Section (LAIS). The Office of Congressional Information and Publishing is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that is mandated to produce legislative information for the United States Congress. This information is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation: it is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation.

Drawing on his/her knowledge of the Federal legislative process as well as knowledge of specific subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.), the Legislative Analyst will: analyze newly-introduced and amended Federal legislation to determine the legislation’s meaning, intent, and impact on existing law; prepare official digests and other summaries and abstracts of Federal legislation; communicate and collaborate with the CRS research community to ensure integration of legislative analysis and research products; and consult with congressional staff and committees to resolve questions regarding legislative intent and/or errors or omissions in legislative drafting; combine expert knowledge of one or more legislative subject areas with knowledge of new methods for organizing, accessing, and disseminating information to create and maintain innovative products and services; and analyze gaps in the congressional information services, evaluate new options, and make recommendations. The Legislative Analyst performs this work in an online environment.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for over a century.

Position: Shared Collections Specialist
Location: Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), Upper Marlboro, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

SUMMARY: This position plays a key role in the success of the WRLC to enhance the quality and impact of scholarship of the member universities by sharing resources among its participating libraries. The Shared Collections Specialist processes new materials for addition into the shared collections; shelves and retrieves requested materials; scans and delivers electronically requested journal articles and other materials; and provides guidance to the temporary processing staff and to the courier staff, as needed.

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