Nine Positions: Maryland, Washington, D.C. & Virginia

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to develop robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian will guide and expand the Library’s efforts in data management planning, discovery and access of research data, data sharing and publication, and data visualization. The Data Services Librarian will actively collaborate with faculty and staff within the HS/HSL and with partners throughout the University.

This new position is a member of the Services Division, home to information services, research and education services, and bioinformation services. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director of Services. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit https://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop research services related to the discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of research data.
  • Identify software and tools supporting the discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of research data.
  • Deliver expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, and staff supporting research data needs.
  • Develop and lead dynamic in-person and online instructional programming on data-related topics and tools.
  • Engage with University partners integrating research data services into administrative units and academic programs within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work).
  • Promote research collaboration and data sharing by developing a marketing strategy and conducting outreach activities to grow the UMB Data Catalog, a searchable collection of records describing datasets.
  • Participate actively in committees within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Background in working with qualitative and/or quantitative research data.
  • Experience with scientific programming (such as R, Python) and statistical software (such as SPSS and SAS).
  • Knowledge of data repositories and public data sets in the health sciences.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:

  • Certification in data science or advanced training in data handling.
  • Experience in a health sciences environment.
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau or D3.js.
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.
  • Familiarity with the HIPAA privacy rule and federal human subjects research guidelines.

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 26, 2018. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/DataServicesLib.

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS:

Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

Position: Associate Director, Library Technology and Digital Strategies
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Kuhn Library & Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Albin O Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County seeks an experienced manager to become a key member of the Library Executive Team and to provide future vision, oversight, leadership and strategic direction for the library’s information technology infrastructure including the exploration, integration and implementation of new and emerging technologies.

This permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position at the rank of Librarian II reports to the Library Director. The Associate Director works closely with the UMBC Division of Information Technology (DoIT) to advise library leadership on current, new and emerging library applications and knowledge systems that will advance the library’s vision, mission and strategic plan (https://library.umbc.edu/admin/StrategicPlan2018.pdf) Working in a collaborative library and university environment, the Associate Director will manage a full time staff of 4 and student workers. Competitive candidates will have three or more years of progressively responsible experience supporting information technology, including project management and management over a technical support organization.

Candidates are expected to have a strong record of supervisory effectiveness that reflects mentorship and the professional development of direct reports. Competitive candidates are expected to possess a thorough understanding of current information technologies and a knowledge of widely-used hardware, software applications, resources and techniques in an academic environment and should also be able to demonstrate an ability to initiate, manage and complete technology projects.

UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from diverse backgrounds, including women, under-represented minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery value diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and background and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. Interest and experience in working with a diverse student and staff population is valued.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Leads the library’s investigation and implementation of emerging technology to better serve library’s clientele.
  • Develops a technology plan that builds on the University and Library strategic plans to address new opportunities and pursue possibilities of adapting and applying technology solutions.
  • In collaboration with the Director and Associate Directors, participates in library planning; serves on library-wide, university and university system committees and task forces including the Library Executive Council.
  • Represents the UMBC Library on appropriate state, regional and national committees.
  • Represents the UMBC Library in the adoption and technical integration of new University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions technology projects.
  • Works in partnership with the campus DoIT for discovery, planning and implementation of new technology and insures that library systems and computing are robust and operational.
  • Keeps current with trends and issues in the IT industry, including current technologies and costs.
  • Provides leadership in coordinating and defining technology requirements for library-wide projects and initiatives.
  • Oversees Library Information Technology Services composed of library faculty and staff and student employees and works with other areas of the library and university that are affiliated with

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience in IT-related project management in an academic library setting.
  • Demonstrated experience and scholarship to be eligible for appointment at the rank of Librarian II and to meet the university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status as outlined in part 6.6 of the Faculty Handbook https://provost.umbc.edu/faculty-handbook
  • Experience with library technologies and technology planning and demonstrated knowledge of current technology trends.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing new technologies or services, e.g. virtual servers, immersive technologies, and maker spaces.
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience managing and developing
  • Proven leadership and management skills.
  • Proven experience working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the University to advance the technology needs of the library and library users.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably and personably both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of significant trends and issues in the application of information technology to libraries and higher education, including research support and information management services and solutions.
  • Experience working with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, client side computing and cloud technology.
  • Experience developing IT policies for workflows and software support.
  • Experience working with assistive technology for accommodation and accessibility.
  • Demonstrated record of participation in relevant professional associations and ongoing professional development.
  • Experience working with a larger campus information and computing group.
  • Experience working in a consortia of libraries.

Position: Assistant Professor – College of Information Studies
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (Maryland’s iSchool), invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on youth digital practices and emerging literacies. We seek a candidate whose work complements and extends the College’s theoretical and methodological traditions in informal learning contexts. Though not required, we especially encourage candidates who study informal contexts with younger populations (i e , children from birth to 13) to apply. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, engage in an active program of high-impact research, provide research advising to students at all levels, and engage in service to the profession and shared governance within the university.

The successful candidate will conduct research and teaching at the intersection of two or more of these disciplines: library science, learning sciences, Human-Computer Interaction, or information science. Examples of topics of interest for this position include youth digital practices, design of learning experiences, design of technology, assessment of informal learning, youth development, family learning, play-based learning, early digital literacy development, equity and justice; candidates with interests in other related topics are also encouraged to apply. Similarly, we encourage applicants who leverage a range of disciplinary methodologies and theories in their work, including, but not limited to critical race theory, large-scale data analytics, and ethnographic approaches.

Position Duties/ Responsibilities:
This is a tenure-track appointment. Tenure-track faculty are on a 9-month appointment, with possible opportunities for summer teaching and research and collaboration with other faculty in the College. Tenure-track assistant professors are hired for 3 years, with potential renewal for three more years and tenure. Salary and benefits are competitive based upon qualifications and experience.

For this position, the successful candidate will be involved in:

  • Developing and implementing research projects as well as disseminating research results and impacts
  • Designing and developing curricula related to youth-related courses and programs
  • Crafting exceptional research and educational experiences for students
  • Taking leadership roles in the College and relevant professional communities, particularly related to program and curriculum development
  • Participating fully in faculty governance of the College and the University
  • Contributing to a vibrant community of scholars and teachers at a top-ranked iSchools through research, consulting, and/or outreach effort

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD degree earned at the time of appointment
  • Peer-reviewed research relevant to youth digital practices and emerging literacies, or related areas

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recognized for notable research projects, peer-reviewed publications, or other scholarly contributions related to youth digital practices and emerging literacies, or related topics
  • Teaching experience in courses related to library science, learning sciences, Human-Computer interaction, information science, education, or a related field
  • A record or vision for securing external funding
  • Demonstrated dedication and service in academia, professional organizations, and research communities

To apply/ you will need to provide:

  • A letter of interest that clearly describes your background and expertise in the area, and the specific contributions you would make to the iSchool and the University of Maryland
  • Your CV
  • A list of 3 professional references For each reference include the person’s title, institution, contact information (including phone number and e-mail address), the capacity in which you know (or have known) this person, and how long you have known this person
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy
  • A statement of your research philosophy

To apply please use the UMD ejobs link: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/64139

Position: Digital Projects Librarian
Location: University of Maryland College Park – Libraries, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Digital Projects Librarian will be a self-directed, production-oriented individual who will manage digitization projects, primarily grant digitization projects, and projects related to the grants for the University of Maryland Libraries. The candidate should be knowledgeable in digitization and digital project standards and best practices for file creation and metadata; file management; digital collections repositories; and digital preservation. The candidate will also be knowledgeable in project and budget management, and have an understanding of granting agencies and foundations, and their requirements for digitization projects. The Digital Projects Librarian will collaborate on writing grants in support of digitization projects, though the position is not contingent on grant funding. This position is intended to sustain or expand the Libraries’ ability to fund and support mass digitization projects in all formats.

The position will manage the fourth award of the Historic Maryland Newspapers initiative, a two-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and supported by the Library of Congress (LC) under the auspices of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Historic Maryland Newspapers will select, digitize, and contribute to the Library of Congress’ Chronicling of America collection approximately 100,000 pages from historically- and culturally-significant newspapers from across the state of Maryland. The candidate will perform outreach for this project. The UMD Libraries has been the Maryland state partner of the NDNP project since 2012. The position will also manage other digitization grant projects and other grant projects that support the major grant projects, such as smaller outreach or education projects, as they are awarded.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting (DCMR), the Digital Projects Librarian will collaborate with staff in Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting, Digital Programs and Initiatives, and many other collection departments in the Libraries. The Librarian may also collaborate with campus and other external partners, including the campus Division of Research, Office of Research Administration, who applies for grants on behalf of the campus. The candidate will provide technical guidance and support to collection managers and other project team members in pursuing and managing digitization grants, support the processes and workflows specified in projects, and manage the assets created until they are ingested and archived.

The Digital Projects Librarian will supervise hourly student employees and possible grant project staff, as required by future projects.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education by the start of employment, or an advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • Strong project management skills including demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, meet project milestones, document decisions and procedures, and communicate outcomes
  • Knowledge of digitization and digital preservation research and practice
  • Knowledge of funding agencies and requirements
  • Evidence of capability to manage budgets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability of attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience creating or maintaining project documentation and workflows
  • Ability to create a program of research and service appropriate for Libraries faculty on the permanent status track
  • One year of prior experience working with libraries or other cultural heritage materials
  • Project management experience
  • Experience supervising students or other employees
  • Experience with digitization, digital preservation, and relevant workflows
  • Demonstrated experience in instructional or outreach settings

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to: http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/64130. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until November 4, 2018.

Position: Manager, Client Services — Knowledge Services
Location: RAND Corporation, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Description
The RAND Corporation is seeking a dynamic manager for the Library Client Services Group in Knowledge Services. Under the direction of the Director of Knowledge Services, this position is responsible for all aspects of staff and operations of the Client Services Group. The Group provides reference and consulting services, training and outreach, document delivery, and local services (circulation, collection maintenance and space use).

The successful candidate will provide leadership to a dispersed team, will be tech savvy, action oriented, and have a vision for providing services in a global, distributed environment. They will be comfortable with a collaborative team environment and be results oriented. Depending on discipline expertise, provide reference and consulting services to RAND research staff.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and implements strategic direction for Client Services
  • Establishes and implements policies and procedures for Client Services
  • Supervises/manages staff, conducts performance reviews, and hires, mentors and provides training opportunities for staff
  • Monitors and evaluates service quality and effectiveness
  • Develops and implements innovative services and programs to serve the needs of various constituent client groups
  • Depending on discipline expertise and need, provides reference and consulting services to RAND research staff
  • Participates in Collection Development activities
  • Participates in development of the KS budget and monitors Client Services spending throughout the year
  • Assists the Director and Associate Director in developing and implementing long and short-term strategies to accomplish Knowledge Service’s objectives
  • Work collaboratively with other Managers within Knowledge Services

About Knowledge Services

Knowledge Services provides a variety of services to the RAND community: Client Services, Corporate Archives and Intranet/Systems. Client Services encompasses functions commonly found in academic and research libraries: reference, research consultation, training and outreach and onsite services (circulation, collection maintenance). Staff in this group (6 professional, 3 para-professional) are located in 3 of RAND’s offices (Santa Monica CA, Arlington VA, and Pittsburgh PA) but serve the RAND community worldwide.

Requirements

  • MS/MA in library/information science
  • Minimum 6 years providing public/reference/client services in an academic or special library setting
  • At least 2 years of experience supervising library/information professional staff
  • Experience working with faculty or professional research staff in either an academic or corporate environment
  • U.S. citizenship and ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Effective communication skills: verbal, written, and group presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate a team through effective leadership, communication, facilitation, evaluation, and rewards
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Analytical abilities, including using statistics to support service improvement
  • Understanding of and familiarity with strategic planning processes

To apply, please visit the RAND Corporation employment web site at https://www.rand.org/jobs.html.

Position: Reference and Research Librarian (Federal Library)
Location: Cadence Group, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Search for, identify, and vet expert witnesses
  • Create comprehensive and highly detailed expert witness vetting reports of friendly and adverse witnesses for Justice Department litigation. Vettings include in-depth analysis of background reports, legal proceedings, expert witness depositions and trial testimonies, Daubert motions, author publications, professional licenses, news searches, and web and social media research.
  • Track down hard-to-locate assets; routinely conduct searches on state databases, commercial resources, and social media to locate information on individuals
  • Perform complex legal research and legislative analysis of both current and historical legal topics using complex resources and specialized finding aids for the following divisions: Civil Appellate, Office of Legal Counsel, National Security Division, United States Attorney’s Office, Environmental Division, Civil Rights and many others.
  • Locate information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished sources and electronic databases
  • Collaborate with division attorneys, economists, paralegals, statisticians, research assistants, law interns, and field office staff
    Respond to inquiries made face-to-face, by telephone, or by virtual means

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Solid understanding of federal and state court systems, how to read a docket sheet, how a case progresses through a court, what the different types of filings are, and legal terminology
  • Expertise in finding legal resources and government documents from a wide variety of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline
  • Knowledge of complex resources and special finding aids
  • Extensive legal research experience a big plus
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Proficient at finding both print (like West’s Key Number System) and electronic resources
  • Ability to clearly communicate with attorneys, economists, library techs, paralegals, statisticians, law interns, field office staff, and research assistants
  • Highly proficient at locating information from free government resources, like GPO FDsys, Congress.gov, and regulatory agency websites
  • Familiarity with any of the following: Lexis, Westlaw, Factiva, Ebsco, Mergent Online, HeinOnline, JSTOR, Proquest Congressional, GPO FDsys, Congress.gov, and regulatory agency websites
  • Experience working in a federal government agency highly desired
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience fulfilling library reference and research requests
  • Accredited Masters Degree in Library Science
  • Juris Doctorate a plus

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Section Head)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Southeast Asia & South Asia Section, Asian & Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, with collateral duties as acting Supervisory Librarian of the Middle East Section. The incumbent of this position serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work, overseeing the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians, and performing administrative and human resource management functions.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Determines the human resources needed to accomplish the work of the unit, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out the unit’s activities. Establishes guidelines an performance expectations, including quality assurance, for staff members which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Ensures the security and control of library materials.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Utilizes critical judgement to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library function. Participates in the planning of the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying improvements methods and procedures. May serve as COTR or administer service contracts.

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the library acquisitions program. Assists in preparing and overseeing the acquisitions budget. Ensures the comprehensiveness and accessibility of library collections. Makes extensive unreviewed technical judgments regarding library operations. Evaluates offers of gifts for compatibility with library acquisition policies and recommends acceptance or rejection. Selects experts to represent the library at auction sales. Analyzes and develops new practices and standards for metadata that are cited as authoritative by other libraries. Participates in the development of national policies for major cataloging programs. Consults with colleagues as well as the staff of libraries throughout the nation and the world involved in cooperative cataloging projects.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including section, division, and/or directorate members. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations. Solves problems in particularly difficult circumstances. Plans new or significantly updated methods of training, incorporating the latest in information technology. Prepares/edits instructor manuals, training manuals, or user manuals. Analyzes training needs at the section and division levels in order to identify or develop appropriate training. May also conduct formal classroom training as necessary.

Conditions of Employment
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, websites, and databases for Roman and non-Roman script materials, and other information technologies.**
  • Ability to supervise, motivate and lead a diverse workforce.**
  • Knowledge and application of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science to manage acquisitions and cataloging programs for Roman and non-Roman script materials.**
  • Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.
  • Ability to lead, plan, coordinate and manage programs and projects
  • Ability to provide training.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing in English
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

Position: Supervisory Archivist (Assistant Head, Preparation Section, Manuscript Division)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Preparation Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

The position description number for this position is 111416.

This position requires occasional Saturday service in the Manuscript Reading Room.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Responsibilities
As part of one of the largest manuscript repositories in the United States and in the world, the Preparation Section is key to the Manuscript Division’s mission of preparing for reader use material that encompasses the breadth and chronology of American history, including the papers of presidents, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, writers, scientists, inventors, business leaders, reformers, and prominent non-governmental organizations. As assistant Head of the Preparation Section, works under the general direction of the Head of the Section and is responsible for directing a group of employees in the processing of collections, housing and storing them, keeping records, providing training and reference assistance for staff members, and handling and/or declassifying classified documents, complying with all applicable federal regulations. The incumbent must have strong managerial and interpersonal skills and comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of archives.

Directs the daily operations of staff in the processing of archival material according to established archival procedures. Performs extensive research in published sources to fill in significant gaps in information relating to the organization, description, and preservation of archives. Makes recommendations relating to the bibliographic and documentation systems of the Division, including those made available on the Internet or by other electronic means. Reviews for accuracy and relevance all categories of Division records and their dissemination within the Library and to the public.

Responsible for the physical restoration and preservation of all manuscripts and other materials in the Division’s custody. Effects the recommendations of supervisors and area specialists concerning materials that are to be restored, preserved, or bound, and the particular method to be employed.

Schedules the flow of this work to the Conservation Office and provides instructions and follow-up as necessary. Recommends material for preservation reformatting and schedules and provides instructions for its reproduction. Manages the special equipment and supplies necessary to process and preserve collections. Assures the proper controls and conditions for the housing and storage of collection material.

Under the direction of the Head of the Preparation Section, executes the plans and operations of the section in creating and maintaining a uniform system of archival and bibliographic controls over all manuscripts and other material in the custody of the Division, and devises, recommends, approves, and/or directs procedures for accessioning and technical processing, conservation, and preservation of such material.

Assists the Head of the Section in maintaining physical security of the Division’s collections, including classified material, equipment and space. Supervises the preparation and maintenance of official statistical work records in the section. Coordinates the preparation of registers, indexes, and other finding aids and controls that are developed in the Division.

Provides expert advice on specialized preservation issues. Surveys internal collections, identifying and inventorying groups of materials. Analyzes, determines, and prioritizes preservation needs. Develops and proposes long-term strategies for the preservation of collections.

Develops specifications and procedures for the preservation copying of originals, using standards developed in the archival preservation field. Monitors the quality and consistency of preservation and electronic copies to ensure adherence to established archival standards and specifications.

Functions as a Division Security Officer, responsible for receiving, receipting for, and assuming full and complete custody of all classified materials in the Division under the conditions and safeguards stipulated by the Library and other Federal Agencies. Consults as appropriate with other security officers in the Division and the Library on matters affecting the performance of the Division’s security duties.

Serves as an official spokesperson for the Division and for the Library on matters relating to archival organization of classified and unclassified materials and the technical processes. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library.

Coordinates and reviews the preparation of registers, indexes, and other finding aids and controls developed in the Division. Works in close coordination with the specialists, the Head of the Reference and Readers Services Section, and the Chief and Assistant Chief of the Division responsible for such technical matters as application of standards in format, the rules for entry and filing, and the maintenance and improvement of the Division’s bibliographic and retrieval systems.

Conditions of Employment
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Ability to supervise staff.**
  • Knowledge of library archival records and collections management processes and procedures.**
  • Knowledge of automated tools, technologies, and metadata standards, such as integrated library systems, digital curation applications, and general office software, to support archival functions.
  • Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.
  • Ability to provide research and reference services.
  • Ability to perform preservation duties.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: E Discovery Specialist, CG-301-11/12
Location: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington D.C.
Salary: $79,343 to $146,769 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Legal Division, Litigation and Resolutions Branch, Professional Liability and Financial Crimes Section of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, DC and supports the attorneys who provide legal advice and counsel on professional liability claims arising from failed financial institutions.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

Responsibilities
Conducts research using library references, files, corporate records, private and governmental studies, electronic databases (such as Westlaw, LEXIS, and PACER, CLEAR), and other pertinent sources to supply needed legal or factual information for inclusion in memoranda, directives, and pleadings.

Analyzes data, develops recommendations and justifications for the attorneys for use in interpretation and advisory requests, or in litigation.

Prepares memoranda and correspondence reflecting relevant facts, sources, legal authorities and citations. Assists in drafting legal documents such as subpoenas, exhibits and witness preparation documents for hearings.

Maintains pleadings, evidentiary documents, and other materials, including electronically stored information (ESI) for investigations and litigation, and case and other matter files for the section.
Designs and executes search strategies for employing E-discovery software applications such as Discovery, Relativity, and Clearwell to locate, recover, and organize potentially responsive ESI in connection with investigatory and litigation work. Has an expertise in coding documents and using the analytical tools available with such software applications.

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