Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.


The Research Librarian supervises day-to-day operations of office library location and performs legal research for lawyers and clients using a variety of electronic and print resources. Projects may include retrieving court documents; locating contact information for individuals; obtaining legal, business and medical/scientific literature; authenticating cited sources; finding biographical details on judges and counsel; and tracking litigation.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research in a wide range of areas of law: business intelligence, public records, legislative history and news media
  • Perform research on and prepares company and industry profiles
  • Deliver library instruction to new lawyers and staff; provides library orientation to summer associates
  • Support the firm’s usage of legal and business databases by securing passwords, coordinating introductory and recurring training and trouble-shooting technical issues
  • Maintain relationships with lending libraries and document retrieval services
  • Assist with collection development by evaluating information needs, research requests, available resources and usage patterns; provides input on addition of new resources and removal of resources no longer needed
  • Assist with collection maintenance duties including the ordering and cataloging of books, routing serials and shelving materials
  • Assist with financial management of the library by reviewing and confirming invoices and allocating expenses to the appropriate accounts
  • High level of contact with lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries and other firm Librarians; moderate level of contact with members of the firm’s Marketing department, vendors, lending libraries; and occasional level of contact with firm clients
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Position: Research Assistant, Foreign Affairs
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division (FDT) is seeking three limited-term Research Assistants to support a broad range of research tasks in three distinct sections in FDT. The relevant sections are Foreign Policy Management & Global Issues; Middle East & Africa; and Asia. The selectees will support research analysts and managers in addressing congressional requests for information and analysis by performing research, data analysis, writing, and other research support duties as assigned by section and division management. Ideal applicants will have experience conducting research in one or more of the following areas, as well as some knowledge of the legislative and policy contexts, institutional dimensions, and policy tools related to such issues:

Foreign policy, including global trends and transnational issues.
Regional foreign policy issues pertaining to the Middle East, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Regional foreign policy issues pertaining to the Asia-Pacific region, including South Asia.
Successful candidates must be able to work as part of a collaborative team and must exhibit the intellectual flexibility and broad research skill set that facilitate effective work across a wide issue spectrum beyond the applicant’s research focus or concentration.

Strong research, writing, and presentation skills are essential; candidates with both qualitative and quantitative research skills, and experience using data visualization to inform research products and processes, are especially urged 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: Cataloger
Location: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum has a contract position open for a cataloguer.

Work will involve cataloguing documentary and oral history interviews in digital format. Tasks include adding descriptive metadata about audio-visual materials in the Museum’s database (ArchivesSpace).

Please send CV and a letter of interest to

By Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Position: Digital Initiatives Librarian (Knowledge Analyst)
Location: Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Knowledge Analyst participates in technical operations in the area of data and information acquisition, management, analysis or dissemination. The analyst provides analytical support to economists and other professionals at the Board and in the System. The support includes research and data services, information analysis, and contributions to the design and maintenance of metadata and knowledge management solutions.

Position Requirements:

The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is seeking a Digital Initiatives Librarian (within the Knowledge Analyst job family).

As the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve’s mission is to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. As a Federal Reserve staff member, you will play a critical role in accomplishing this mission. Research at the Federal Reserve Board is data-intensive and time-sensitive. The Research Library, with a full-time staff of 16 librarians and 2 technicians, offers a full array of desktop and customized library services to the approximately 2,700 staff members at the Board. More than 400 of the Board’s staff are Ph.D. economists, and many more participate in the Board’s research process.

The Digital Initiatives Librarian will join a highly-motivated team of librarians committed to user needs and enhancing discovery, access, and delivery of library resources, data, and scholarly communications. The librarian will provide technical, web-development expertise to maintain a portfolio of existing library projects. In addition, the Digital Initiatives Librarian will lead the way in actively identifying, evaluating, and, as necessary, deploying new technologies and tools to improve library services, further process automation, and respond to user needs. The successful candidate will be comfortable collaborating with technical and non-technical partners and stakeholders across the Board, and be able to work independently and in teams. The position requires rigorous attention to detail, initiative, the ability to manage competing projects, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and good communication and interpersonal skills.

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