Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, DC
Salary: $81,548 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This is a full-time position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: Monday, 03/11/2019, 11:59 PM EST

Provides in-depth, comprehensive legal and multidisciplinary research for Chambers, law clerks, Court Officers, staff, and others. Serves as a research expert in culling through resources in a wide array of formats and fields of inquiry to provide thorough responses to questions. Determines efficient and effective search strategies while under intense time pressure and tight deadlines. Organizes and synthesizes complex search results to meet research needs and expectations, working closely with individual requestors. Performs collection development through selection responsibilities and resource evaluations. Provides training and orientation to law clerks and new employees regarding Library resources and services. Participates in the design and maintenance of a complex relational database for research inquiries. Maintains broad programmatic responsibilities for long-term projects which impact the overall effectiveness of the Research Department and the Library. Works as a member of the Research Department with substantial independence on individual requests and projects, as well as in collaboration with staff in all Library departments.

Position: Manager, Electronic Resources
Location: Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Job Summary:

The Manager, Electronic Resources supports the acquisition, access and utilization of online research resources and tools across the firm.

Job Responsibilities:

•    Coordinates with IS, vendors, and librarians to maintain and improve access to electronic resources, testing, configuring, updating, and troubleshooting the department’s electronic tools and resources.
•    Coordinates product demos, product comparison and selection, implementation, outreach and continual support of online research resources.
•    Carries out effective planning, communication and implementation of new online resources as well as online resource upgrades and changes.
•    Provides support and training to help maximize use of research resources & technology.
•    Spearheads testing, troubleshooting and resolution of technical issues in the specific browser and computer environments; works with IS department and vendors to resolve technical issues that arise.
•    Assists with online resource purchasing and negotiating of licensing agreements.
•    Oversees activities related to the management of e-resources, including e-subscription routing and documentation in ILS (EOS) and other systems.
•    Facilitates access to online resources through maintaining and enhancing department intranet pages.
•    Responds to questions from attorneys and staff regarding research systems and resources
•    Supports utilization of and integration of current awareness tools.
•    Assists in updating and maintenance of online resource management tool, Onelog.
•    Performs other special projects or duties as needed.
•    Travel may be required.

Position: Librarian
Location: Office of U.S. Monographs Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Office of U.S. Monographs Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger.

There is a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed.

The position description number for this position is 058498.
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. Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Catalogs a variety of 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 cataloged 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 order 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

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. 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.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Digital Resources Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $45,972 to $59,762 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Library Technician (Metadata) is supervised by the Chief of the Digital Resources Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library of Congress. The incumbent’s duties include creation of descriptive metatdata for legal documents, including primary and secondary source materials, based upon an examination of materials.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The position description number for this position is 344548

The incumbent generates descriptive metadata for a large volume and wide-range of digital legal documents including primary and secondary source materials; reads document content and assigns appropriate metatags that may reflect any or all of the following elements: description, type, creator, subject, spatial coverage, temporal coverage, and collection; develops knowledge of Law Library’s metadata standards and guidelines, in order to assign appropriate metatags to specific documents. Metadata is applied in a manner that facilitates online searching and helps ensure that documents are easily retrievable.

The incumbent uses various software tools to enter and update descriptive metadata in documents and web pages; and utilizes spreadsheet or similar tools to organize large amounts of metadata and transfer information to metadata fields in digital files, including PDF documents.

The incumbent uses pre-designed spreadsheets or similar tools to organize and track information about digital legal documents and related metadata. As directed, updates information and maintains version control of spreadsheets containing metadata; maintains integrity of digital legal documents and ensure that metadata status of documents is apparent through a file-naming convention or similiar methods; and helps develop organizational schemes for ongoing metadata projects that will facilitate review and updates on project status.

The incumbent organizes digital legal collection materials to facilitate the provision of online access; uses appropriate folders and files to organize digital objects; works from samples provided by legal subject matter experts to create additional spreadsheets that reflect the organizational structure of different types of legal materials that will be used to provide online access to such materials; and follows webpage templates and web posting guidelines to publish and maintain digital files and metadata online.

The incumbent assists in the implementation of projects related to the digital collection management; performs work assignments to support achievement of project goals; serves as a member of project teams and may serve as team leader to provide guidance in the creation project-related metadata and provide quality review of the work of team members. As directed, tries out work flows and work procedures to establish productivity benchmarks and identify potential bottlenecks. Based on results, provides feedback to improve initial project planning and ongoing project management.

The incumbent maintains effective working relationships with various individuals in the Division and across the Law Library; participates in Division meetings and contributes to discussion related to search and retrieval of legal materials via the Law Library’s website; serves as a resource for information about Law Library metadata creation and standards. As assigned, participates in committees or working groups consider metadata issues or issues related to digital access.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Electronic Management Specialist
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary: $21.98 – $22.69/hr

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The E-Resources Management Specialist works independently within the Electronic Resources Management Unit to provide support for all of the Library’s electronic resources, including journals, databases, e-books, datasets, and aggregator collections via the library’s Electronic Resource Management System, OCLC WorldShare, LibGuides, and EZProxy. The position’s primary responsibilities include maintenance of resource and license records in the ERMS and OCLC WorldShare, management of e-resource usage data collection and reporting, maintaining archival units for the LOCKSS server, maintaining definitions on the EZProxy server, working with the Electronic Resources Management Unit to troubleshoot end-user access issues.