Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Baker & McKenzie LLP, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

At Baker & McKenzie LLP, we are different in the way we think, work and behave — like no other firm and few other businesses. With more than 4,100 locally admitted lawyers and more than 5,800 business service professionals in 77 offices worldwide, we have a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities and are committed to world-class career development to everyone in every job at every level in our firm. Baker & McKenzie can offer you both the uncompromising commitment to excellence expected of a top firm and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving – as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative Firm. Baker & McKenzie is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Research Librarian is responsible for undertaking reference / research services for all Lawyers and Business Professionals across North America and as required, globally, leading research activities aligned by practice area and industry specialisms, utilizing all relevant information and knowledge resources available to the Firm.

The candidate should have a minimum of 2 to 3 years of professional library experience in a Law Firm, corporate or professional services environment. Bachelor’s Degree is required, Master’s Degree preferred. Please apply at

Position: Library Assistant
Location: Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C., Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The law firm of Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C. has an opening for a Library Assistant in the Washington, D.C. office. The Washington, D.C. Library Assistant works as part of the Department of Library Services team.


Create and edit database records, maintain Library Periodicals database and assist with other Library databases. Troubleshoot Library database software problems.

Act as primary contact with Library vendors and EBG Accounts Payable dept. Order new and missing materials and return unwanted materials. Resolve invoice, payment, and basic online database access problems, and track invoice payment status. Enter invoice data into Accounts Payable system

Support Reference professionals by responding to requests for articles, court dockets, and other documents, and by assisting with interlibrary loan.

Receive and process Library mail and materials and route periodicals and professional reading material daily using Library database software

Process and prepare new books and other materials for shelving and circulation, including basic catalog editing

Monitor and prepare looseleaf filings for filer each week and investigate related problems.

Shelve books and periodicals as needed and manage shelf space

Special projects as needed


Qualified candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree; strong customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills. Have the ability to prioritize and manage deadlines and assignments, and to work independently as well as collaboratively with a high degree of attention to detail. The candidate must be able to lift heavy items and perform related physical activities. Familiarity with database structure, and one to two years’ relevant Library experience in a law firm or corporate environment is preferred.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however we are only able to contact candidates selected for follow up.

Please send resume and cover letter containing salary expectations to:

Donna Shumaker, Director of Library Services

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
1227 25th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

No agencies, please.

Position: Academic Specialist (Reference Librarian Team Lead)
Location: National Defense University, Fort McNair, DC
Salary: $85,816 to $95,916 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Defense University is recruiting for an Academic Specialist (Reference Librarian Team Lead) for the Library and Learning Center. The Academic Specialist serves as a Senior Librarian as well as Team Lead under the direction of the Chief, Academic Services. This position has the responsibility of leading a team of librarians to deliver highly-customized research and reference services.

The Office of Academic Affairs ensures high quality and rigorous academic programs, making use of best practices to support joint education, leader development, and scholarship. The Office of Academic Affairs facilitates institutional research, evidence-based decisions, continuous institutional and academic assessment, evaluation, planning, improvement, effectiveness, enrollment management, registration and other services in support of the academic mission of NDU.

NDU develops joint warfighters and other national security leaders through rigorous academics, research and engagement to serve the common defense.

Position: Librarian
Location: American Psychiatric Association, Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.


The Librarian oversees operations, maintenance, budgeting and funding requirements of the Melvin Sabshin Library & Archives; maintains relationships to promote APA interests within the association and library industries; and provides staff support to the Foundation awards process.


  • Provide policy, planning, and administrative leadership for all programs and services of the Melvin Sabshin Library & Archives
  • Formulate short-term and long-range departmental goals and objectives
  • Develop and monitor departmental budget, pursuing sources of extramural funding as appropriate and managing fee-based services
  • Recruit, train, and supervise interns
  • Develop and manage an information infrastructure to meet the full range of information needs of the Association, including collection, digitization and preservation of the APA historical records as well as regarding the history of American Psychiatric Association, in general
    • Build cost-effective library resources/collections to support reference and research services
    • Collect, organize, and preserve the records (print and electronic) of the Association, especially related to governance, policy, practice guidelines and the DSM, and other notable works, events and milestones
    • Review, document and maintain records at off-site archives
    • Develop and maintain Internet/Intranet-based resources to promote access to Association records and to help target constituencies identify psychiatry-related resources on the Internet
    • Work with the APA web manager to keep awards information current on APA website.
    • Preserve and support access to the Sabshin Library and Archives, including the special collections and exhibits
  • Provide reference and research services
    • Develop and implement outreach strategies to promote the utilization of Library & Archives resources and services
    • Coordinate and provide state-of-the-art information and library research services to support APA initiatives
    • Provide literature search services to APA members in support of clinical practice and practice management
    • Serve as an expert resource to librarians within the national networks of medical and mental health libraries
    • Serve a resource for public information, in cooperation with other APA units (especially Answer Center, Help Line, Communications/Public Affairs, Government Relations) regarding APA policies/position, publications, and the history of the Association.
  • Research and curate exhibits
  • Provide staff support to APAF Library and Archives Committee
  • Provide staff support to awards program serving as point of contact to staff liaisons for awards residing in APAF
  • Maintain past history of award recipients for all APA and APAF awards
  • Performs other duties as assigned