Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Manager of Library Services
Location: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description:
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager of Library Services in the Atlanta, GA or Washington, DC office of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP. We are searching for someone who wants to be a valued contributor and member of a talented and dynamic team of lawyers, paralegals, and staff.

The Senior Manager of Library Services is responsible for the efficient and cost-effective operation and innovation of the Firm’s libraries and the delivery of high-quality reference, research, and knowledge services and strategies, throughout the Firm’s US offices.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Supervises, coaches and evaluates all library staff.
  • Works closely with the Director/Chief and advises on the appropriate implementation of knowledge trends, legal technology trends, law firm business trends, and legal developments across the Firm.
  • Manages the Firm’s US online and print research collections, including contract negotiations for online services, product review and assessment, purchasing and cancellation decisions, and space planning.
  • Ensures the timely review of all print and electronic materials and makes recommendations for additions, deletions and enhancements to the collection.
  • Partners with business development to identify opportunities for internal and client-facing knowledge sharing.
  • Promotes the effective use of information resources by attorneys and staff and monitors usage to achieve maximum value.
  • Works closely with Technical Information Services to ensure that data storage and filing methodologies provide ease of use, logical storage and reduction in duplicity of data or outdated information.
  • Acts as the source point for information service support, data mining best practices, and data research.
  • Performs research as needed and maintains a thorough knowledge of resources, techniques, and best practices for legal and business research in the private sector.
  • Develops strategic plans, policies and projects, in collaboration with the Director/Chief, to advance departmental goals and enhance value to the Firm.
  • Creates and administers the departmental budget.
  • Participates in Firm orientation and training of new attorney and staff members to enhance their knowledge of Firm resources, capabilities and services.
  • Communicates regularly with Director/Chief and the counterpart at Eversheds Sutherland (International) to increase knowledge and resource sharing between the two teams and identify areas for global collaboration and standardization of operations and resources.
  • In conjunction with the Director/Chief, executes on interdepartmental initiatives to support the Firm’s strategic goals.
  • Serves as a member of committees, groups and teams as requested by the Director/Chief.
  • Other duties as requested.

Position: Library Technician
Location: U.S. Serials Social Sciences Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located U.S. Serials Social Sciences Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 173746.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule. This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines the major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control. The duties include performing acquisitions searching, placing orders, receiving items, paying invoices, serials check-in, and any other activities needed to support the acquisitions of materials for the library. The duties also include those to support the function of performing cataloging for the library such as shelflisting, record creation, copy cataloging, database maintenance activities, and searching. Often there will be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which functions are being performed. For example, staff processing and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Reader Services Section, Music Division, Collection and Services Directorate in Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $45,972 to $59,762 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Reader Services Section, Music Division, Collection and Services Directorate in Library Services at the Library of Congress. The position reports directly to the Supervisor, Reader Services Section. The incumbent assists with public reference service in the Performing Arts Reading Room, and collection management and maintenance activities involving the Music Division’s holdings

Responsibilities
The Performing Arts Reading Room is open Monday thru Saturday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. This position requires some Saturday duty on a rotating schedule.

The position description number for this position is 379434.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule and some Saturday.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

The incumbent’s duties include: accurately identifying and retrieving collection materials for researchers; assisting in the work-flows of the Performing Arts Reading Room, including opening and closing procedures, circulation desk duty, and instructing readers on safe handling of collection material and use of various equipment in the reading room; sorting, arranging, and shelving a variety of materials; accessioning, barcoding, inventorying materials; preparing materials for use/offsite storage; performing specialized preservation and phased conservation tasks; filing, housing, preparing items for binding; maintaining records and compiling monthly statistical reports for all areas of work.

Position: Library Technician (Collections)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The incumbent is responsible for assisting Division supervisors and staff with the resolution of processing workflow problems and for providing input for the resolution of technical discrepancies arising from the implementation of the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) and its specific applications to Law Library workflow. This position is located in the Collections Services Division of Library Services.

Responsibilities
Makes decisions regarding collections maintenance issues for a unit. Applies in-depth knowledge to complex collections maintenance issues in the ILS. Maintains statistical reports of work performed and submits them on a weekly basis. Develops plans to expedite sorting, arranging, and shelving of special collections material such as legal Gazettes, computer disks or microform receipts. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in ILS bibliographic, holding and items records.