Five Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Research & Knowledge Analyst
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. The work schedule for the position is Monday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. with alternating work hours. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the firm.
  • Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.
  • Supports research and Knowledge Management initiatives for firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating  new technology.
  • Performs ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of  research requests.
  • Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Proven ability in using WYSIWYG web page editors.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of eight years) and
  • Minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

To apply : https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/washington-dc/research-and-knowledge-analyst

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories).  For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.

Position: Librarian
Location: Network Services, Network Division, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicap, National Programs, National and International Outreach, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Network Services, Network Division, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicap, National Programs, National and International Outreach.
The position description number for this position is 374003.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
Provides a full range of library service to United States citizens living abroad who are eligible for NLS service. Organizes and coordinates assignments that involve complex and novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements. Uses and maintains an automated circulation system to track patron information. Maintains patron reading histories which are kept manually. Is directly responsible for recommending/selecting materials for readers from the available braille and recorded books and magazines, utilizing a thorough knowledge of these resources, of contemporary and classical literature, and of the reading interests of those served. This includes searching online databases for titles and subjects requested by readers.

The incumbent provides day to day services to current patrons. This includes receiving correspondence; selecting books as needed and ensuring that books are sent to patrons on a continuous basis. The incumbent is also responsible for the inputting of patron information into Web-READS automated circulation system, initiating service, preparing and disseminating the handbook which informs patrons ow service functions; ensuring that equipment and catalogs are sent to new patrons; responding to correspondence from patrons for specific requests for materials; performing online searches, if necessary to identify availability of title(s).

Maintains Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) patrons files; verifies patron’s eligibility for BARD; approves/rejects individuals applying for BARD; transfers BARD files when patron moves from overseas to U.S. service area. Knowledgeable regarding BARD training materials. Handles Magazine on Cartridge (MOC) module ensuring that overseas patrons receive and return audio magazines. Provides support for non-technical aspects of BARD for both Apple and Android products.

Conducts tours for foreign visitors and orientation sessions for NLS and network librarians and makes oral presentations to staff and visitors to the section as required. Represents the section at NLS national conferences and NLS exhibits. Prepares reports as required.

Directs materials for foreign agencies serving blind readers including maintaining historical files, correspondence and paperwork from foreign libraries. Maintains current knowledge of libraries serving the blind in other countries and are interested in receiving excess braille books disposed of by the network of cooperating braille lending libraries.

Position: Librarian
Location: Israel and Judaica Section, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Israel and Judaica Section, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 58498.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
Catalogs various materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the ordering process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accord with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

Position: Librarian
Location: Germanic and Slavic Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Germanic and Slavic Division that comes under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There is a Swedish language requirement for this position.

Responsibilities
The incumbent obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools to create metadata for a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment. The bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made in accordance with Library of Congress and international policies and procedures. The incumbent searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings and added entries to metadata records. Establishes personal and corporate names and authorized access points for inclusion in the name authority file. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs MARC coding of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in reference resources, online databases, the internet, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to resolve problems and inconsistencies in the metadata creation process.

Analyzes material to determine subject content and its relationship to the existing collections. Determines appropriate subject headings and assigns classification numbers. Proposes subject headings and/or classification numbers for inclusion in the international subject authority file and/or classification schedule. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to metadata related issues.

Provides acquisitions for materials in accordance with Library of Congress and US Government acquisitions regulations. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisitions reference material to determine whether recommended items are appropriate for purchase, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition methods for out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds and monitors fund accounts throughout fiscal year.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Communicates with recommending officer and assists in preparing annual subscription and approval plan renewal documents. Prepares documentation and communicates with proxy for auction purchases. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Develops and works to maintain professional contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and establish acquisitions contacts. Consults with Section Head and policy staff to recommend changes and additions in acquisitions policies and metadata standards and rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Section Head and appropriate stakeholders on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Section Head and other staff in planning and implementing section activities including: workflow procedures, section priorities, metadata projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting section production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and metadata problems.

Position: Senior Librarian
Location: National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

Responsibilities
The NEH library holds reference collections (both digital and physical) for the use of NEH staff. It also provides interlibrary loan and other library functions, primarily to NEH staff members. The library also has an Institutional Repository (IR) that is used to hold digitized archival materials created by NEH staff. This IR has both public and agency-facing interfaces.

Organizes, oversees, preserves and provides access to the depository collection of selected NEH-funded grant products, and NEH publications and documents of enduring value.
Planning the program of the library and integrating it into the operations of the agency.
Developing and implementing policies for the library’s operations, including circulation policies, ingest policies, and others as needed.
Provides direct supervision of the library staff and oversight of other collections located within other NEH divisions.
Serves as the NEH’s Federal Agency Records Officer, taking general direction from the agency’s Senior Agency Official for Records (SAOR).

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