Two Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Director of Research and Analytics
Location: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional interested in leading the Association’s institutional and organizational effectiveness program to meet the needs and interests of ARL members. ARL’s strategic initiatives call for an emphasis on assessment that reflects libraries’ contributions to research, teaching, and learning outcomes in universities and other research institutions, as well as supporting data-driven analytics and evidence-based decision-making.

Reporting to the executive director, the director will evaluate existing programs, and design, develop, and implement internationally recognized research practices, tools, and infrastructures. The position leads all functions related to the collection, analysis, and reporting of institutional data from member institutions, as well as the reporting of the collective impact of ARL members and more broadly, research libraries, on higher education and society. As an international leader, ARL seeks a leader intent on advancing the field of research library analytics and assessment, particularly as it moves to understand and communicate outcomes and impact. The incumbent will strategically engage and support this community.

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership and Management

  • Build from the Assessment Program Visioning Task Force’s vision for research and evaluation in supporting institutional, organizational, and strategic effectiveness of member libraries, and as appropriate, research libraries more generally
  • Support the achievement of the Association’s assessment vision with strategic initiatives and programs for measurable goal attainment
  • Lead a small expert team, providing opportunities for growth and performance success
  • Evaluate current practices, and implement and steward adoption of effective, sustainable, and practical assessment methodologies
  • Implement and evolve ARL’s Research Library Impact Framework
  • Develop and monitor the Research and Analytics budget, revenues and expenditures; participate in grant proposals as appropriate
  • Balance input and recommendations from multiple sources, including but not limited to the ARL Board of Directors, executive director and staff, ARL membership, and the Assessment Committee

Communication and Community

  • Communicate about the program’s research and analytics agenda and results with members and, as appropriate to the broader research and learning community, policy makers, and the public
  • Support the development and advancement of a community of members engaged in library analytics and assessment
  • Collaborate with other leaders in research library analytics and assessment to advance the standards and metrics by which research libraries are measured
  • Represent ARL as co-leader of the Library Assessment Conference

Data and Analytics

  • Support evidence-based decision-making by implementing a membership data-collection program focused on research library effectiveness and value
  • Establish standards and procedures that ensure data integrity, privacy, and security. Support ARL members in evaluating, interpreting, and communicating data and findings
  • Provide analytics support to ARL staff in order to advance ARL priorities

Position: Trademark Librarian
Location: ASRC Federal, Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Description
ASRC Federal Space & Defense, a subsidiary of ASRC Federal Holding Company, is expanding its staff in the Trademark Law Library and is seeking a Trademark Librarian in Alexandria, VA. This is a great opportunity for a recent Library Science graduate!


  • Under the direction of the Director and Senior Librarian, plans, organizes, and coordinates work activities involved in obtaining and making library resources available to the trademark attorneys and other customers.
  • Primary duties for this position are reference assistance and research using a wide range of materials.
  • Performs research using on-line search techniques, automated tools, print material, and other resources as necessary.
  • Analyzes search requests, interviews requesters when needed, develops search strategies, and reviews and provides search results.
  • Provides information and updates for content of library web pages.
  • Makes recommendations for collection development.
  • Assists with updating and maintaining both physical and electronic collections.
  • Performs cataloging of new materials. Performs check-in and management of serials.
  • Follows guidelines for the security of library collections and equipment.
  • Assists in user training efforts and in the development of documentation for new staff and USPTO employees.
  • Assists with marketing efforts for promoting the library and its available resources.
  • Processes and fills requests for full text literature from internal and external resources.
  • Assists with compilation of library statistics.
  • Works independently under overall project objectives and requirements.
  • Apprises supervisor about progress and unusual complications.