Five Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


The NIH Library is the focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health. If you have experience in bibliometric and search analysis, reference and/or informationist duties, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library! For more information, visit


  • Develop, monitor and oversee the Informationist program, which provides information services embedded as part of customers’ clinical, research and health policy workflows.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the work of the Informationist staff, who work with scientists and researchers in their branches, labs or offices.
  • Provide technical guidance, leadership and administrative supervision and direction to staff.
  • Conduct periodic user needs assessments and program evaluations to assure that the information and education services provided meet the needs of NIH and HHS users.
  • Make recommendations for Division-wide policies, programs and services based on experience and knowledge of the biomedical research community and its information needs.
  • Promote good public relations with NIH Library users, interpreting their information needs through various needs assessments, surveys, program evaluations, comments, suggestions, complaints, or recommendations.

Position: Librarian III
Location: Randallstown Branch, Baltimore County Public Library, MD
Salary: $44,023 to $58,967 per year, commensurate with experience

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.


At Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL), staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, developing innovative learning environments and creating gracious library spaces.  If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated, and open to new ideas, consider joining the library as a full-time Librarian III.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes four weeks of vacation, sick and personal leave, subsidized healthcare coverage, pension eligibility and other benefits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists customers in finding answers to a broad range of questions through use of print and online resources
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading, viewing and listening either for personal pleasure or professional development
  • Assists customers with technology-related requests for service including e-reader devices
  • Develops and maintains a portion of the library’s collection
  • Plans and presents library-related programs and outreach services
  • Serves on teams and committees within the branch and system-wide
  • As needed, serves as Librarian in Charge by handling customer complaints and resolving facilities issues
  • Supports innovation by embracing change, being flexible and anticipating customers’ needs
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter, rethinking processes and effectively solving problems
  • Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships
  • Actively pursues continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and sharing knowledge in the workplace

Position: Research & Reference Specialist
Location: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

New locations. New business ventures. New career opportunities. Working at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a challenging and rewarding experience. Our firm is recognized as the leader in providing legal and business advice to technology and growth companies at all stages of development. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional growth and exploration.

The Research & Reference Specialist will provide onsite and remote legal and non-legal research services for attorneys and staff on a time critical basis.  This person will work with traditional and online resources to effectively answer research requests, will collaborate with colleagues on research projects and co-manage the department’s email requests and reference desk assignments on a rotating basis with colleagues.  This person will coordinate training/orientation sessions, special projects and other duties as required.

We expect this person to be adept at communicating research findings in a clear and concise manner, conducting on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources and anticipating attorneys interests by providing proactive outreach on new resource or service of interest. This person will conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens, emerging and venture-backed company research and patent research.

This person will maintain proficiency in Firm technologies including document management system, password and research management tools and other applications.

This position will be located on the East Coast. This person will have primary responsibility for responding to morning reference requests, and will be expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.  With librarian presence on the East Coast, we expect this person to enhance the library team’s reputation for high quality service and resources.  Some travel between firm offices may be required and providing back-up coverage in the event of other department staff member absences will be expected.


  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of library operations
  • Legal research experience in areas including corporate, securities, and intellectual property law
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills
  • Dedication to keeping abreast of new developments in research services and resource trends in the legal industry
  • Ability to promote the library by maintaining a professional, service oriented attitude and keeping current on the needs and trends of the firm
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library print resources as well as online resources including but not limited to WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Intelliconnect, Accurint, Intelligize, Lex Machina and Monitor Suite
  • Ability to quickly learn and use and evaluate new resources for use in the library and specific practice groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a high degree of initiative
  • Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys and staff
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work with teams
  • Ability to prioritize requests, work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates


M.L. S. from accredited institution preferred; equivalent experience considered.  At least three years of professional reference experience in a business or large law firm library.

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Research Librarian (Science & Technology)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), seeks a Research Librarian to join its Resources, Science, and Industry Division, which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry.

The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on science and technology, including cybersecurity and research & development. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in federal science agencies, emerging technologies, and security policies as they relate to communication and information technologies are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in public policy, industry, or legal research.

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.

The position description number for this position is 336982.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

Position: Project Manager (Rare Books)
Location: LAC Group, Prestigious Library on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

LAC Group is seeking a qualified Project Manager with experience with Rare Books to lead a team that’s responsible for converting cataloging data on printed catalog cards into online MARC records for a prestigious library on Capitol Hill. This is a full time position, benefited.


  • Develop and maintain an effective quality control program to ensure services are performed in accordance with this SOW
  • Develop and implement procedures to identify, prevent, and ensure non-recurrence of defective services.
  • Submits a quality control plan to the Library for their review and acceptance.
  • Lead a team that’s responsible for the following:
  • Completion of MARC bibliographic records for titles not already sufficiently cataloged in the Voyager catalog.
  • Completion of MARC holdings and item record data that can be converted by the Library into its system if not directly added/created by the contractor into the LC Voyager catalog.
  • Performance of authority work on all headings (name, title, subject) in the bibliographic records created.
  • Inclusion of 987 fields in applicable records to allow the Library to perform post-conversion work on titles requiring updates beyond what the contractor can provide.
  • Delivery of bibliographic records to the Library in a form that can successfully be added to the Voyager catalog.
  • Delivery of holdings and item records to the Library in a form that can successfully be added to the Voyager catalog OR delivery of holdings and item data (e.g. in the 991 field of the bibliographic record) that can automatically generate holdings and item records in the Voyager catalog.

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