Six Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $45,972 to $59,762 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties
Summary
The Library Technician’s duties encompass all aspects of collection accessioning, maintenance, preservation, and retrieval. The incumbent’s duties include accessioning new material, preparing items for preservation and updating and maintaining the largest and most complex legal collection in the world.

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions Specialist)
Location: Copyright Acquisitions Division, Office of the Chief of Operations , Copyright, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The Copyright Acquisitions Division augments the Library’s collections by acquiring works through the mandatory deposit requirement of the Copyright Act of 1976. The position identifies, selects and acquires materials, and contacts domestic publishers regarding the mandatory deposit of published works.

Position: Librarian
Location: District of Columbia Courts, Washington, DC
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties
Summary
Under the supervision of the Chief Judge, Clerk of the Court, the Library Committee and the Director of Administration, the Librarian handles the informational needs of the court, oversees the management of the court libraries and supervises use of computer-assisted legal research.

Responsibilities
The incumbent serves as head of the D.C. Court of Appeals Library and provides information services to chambers and court personnel, demonstrates a strong commitment to excellent client service, and administers the library in a manner that supports and achieves the common goals of the court. Functions and operations include:

  • Plans and implements the full array of established library functions, e.g., reference, acquisitions, technical services, collection management, library administration, and bibliographic work and cataloging, and all operations necessary to fulfill them
  • Tracks D.C. legislation and regulations, and maintains files of D.C. Council committee reports for use in legislative history research
  • Identifies, preserves, and archives materials of historical importance to the court, particularly primary sources of D.C. law and legal history
  • Implements effective means to keep library user groups aware of library resources and services, and provides instructions in use of library materials
  • Performs library orientation for new law clerks and court personnel
  • Supervises use of computer-assisted legal research and informs clientele of any enhancements or changes; supplies input in making recommendations for new software and contracts for electronic resources; and arranges training for personnel

Position: Library Technicians
Location: LAC Group, Major Federal Library, Washington, DC

Full posting on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

LAC Group is seeking Library Technicians to support a project processing East Asian language materials for a major Federal library in the Washington, DC area. This is a long-term full time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract position. Candidates must be available to start ASAP.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Use an Integrated Library System (ILS) to prepare serials and other multipart publications for binding.
  • In addition to binding preparations, staff will update library holdings, shift collections to accommodate growth, pin and link serial volumes to manage inventory and re-shelve material.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with an Integrated Library System (Voyager preferred) to manage serials in Asian languages
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately and follow complex directions
    Knowledge of either Thai, Japanese and/or Korean is preferred, but not required

Position: Legal Research Analyst
Location: Joint Committee on Taxation, Washington, DC

Full posting on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

Position overview:
The staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation is a nonpartisan staff that assists Members of Congress, Congressional tax-writing committees, and their staffs with development and analysis of tax legislative proposals. We are seeking a highly-motivated professional to join us as a Legal Research Analyst to assist in the organization and management of our print and electronic library collection. You will also work with our lawyers, economists, and accountants on research projects involving a wide range of subjects, including individual tax, business tax, international tax, tax-exempt organizations, and pensions and benefits. You will work closely with, and under the direct supervision of, our Tax Resource Specialist. Your duties will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Organizing and managing print and online library resources for internal staff access;
  • Maintaining a comprehensive collection of compiled legislative histories on taxation;
  • Conducting legislative research on tax, economic, and financial policy matters and maintaining a centralized repository of such research as part of our online library resources;
  • Monitoring and reporting on current legislation, congressional hearings, and seminars;
  • Archiving staff work product in accordance with established guidelines and policies; and
  • Digitizing historical committee publications and records for publication to our external webpage.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: LAC Group, Prestigious Law Firm, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a dynamic Research Analyst to work as part of an energetic, creative and service orientated team at a prestigious law firm’s Washington DC office. The Research Analyst is primarily responsible for responding to reference and document delivery requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel firm-wide and supporting other department activities, as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Responding to reference and basic research requests;
  • Serving as the document delivery specialist;
  • Assisting with current awareness monitoring;
  • Performing password maintenance and related tasks;
  • Participating in collection development activities; and
  • Contributing content to the intranet and department newsletter.