Three Positions- Washington, DC

Director of Law Library and Information Services
Location: American University: Washington College of Law: Pence Law Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) seeks applications for the position of Director of the Law Library and Information Services. This person will provide innovative and dynamic leadership in support of students, faculty, and the overall educational mission of the law school. Required qualifications include both a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Services program; at least six years of progressive experience, including supervisory responsibilities, in an academic library setting; expertise in innovative information technologies; and a proven passion for educating a law school community about such technologies. The successful applicant will demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, a proven talent for collaboration, and a track record of scholarship and national engagement with the information services and law librarian profession. Status and salary to be determined commensurate with qualifications.

Applications should be submitted on Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/60789. General questions regarding the application process should be directed to Lynn Seumo, Faculty Coordinator, at seumo@wcl.american.edu or (202) 274-4139. Although there is no formal deadline, the search committee will begin interviewing candidates as soon as applications are received, so interested persons are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Position: Assistant Librarian
Location: Miller & Chevalier, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Assistant Librarian will conduct domestic and international legal, non-legal, corporate, due diligence and business development research. The candidate must demonstrate: strong research and technology skills, experience in a law/corporate library setting, ability to assist in developing/maintaining the Library’s technology and print applications, ability to assist Library users to appropriate sources, experience performing Conflicts research and an understanding of the ethical issues involved.

The Assistant Librarian is expected to be a positive role model and mentor, and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients, attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintain an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.

Core Competencies and Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Librarianship or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution; J.D. desirable
  • A minimum of three to five years’ experience in a research role in a law firm library
  • General knowledge of tax, employee benefits, international law and business, complex litigation, and government affairs resources and research techniques
  • Experience performing corporate, business, competitive intelligence and due diligence research
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources and apply critical and creative thinking to develop solutions to complex problems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, SharePoint, and standard online research resources including, but not limited to:  Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, CCH Intelliconnect/Cheetah, RIA Checkpoint, HeinOnline, Dun & Bradstreet, Hoovers, SEC/EDGAR, Restricted Party Screening database (e.g. Amber Road)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to build effective internal and external relationships; deliver and explain research findings to attorneys both verbally and through written summaries and analysis
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with library-relevant information technology applications, including integrated library systems
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, meet deadlines, respond to changing priorities
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies in digital and web-based library and research services
  • Cataloging skills and experience working with print and electronic resources
  • Strong service orientation and a history of developing effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to read, write and speak English; legible handwriting

Miller & Chevalier is an equal opportunity employer. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Cari Seidman
Human Resource Specialist
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
900 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005-5701
cseidman@milchev.com

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Science Reference Section)
Location: Science, Technology, and Business Division (ST&B), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Science, Technology, and Business Division (ST&B) provides reference and research service to Congress, government agencies, and researchers. Constituents are served in person and via email, the telephone, other electronic communication, and traditional correspondence.
The position description number for this position is 342216.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities:
The incumbent’s performance will be assessed on the basis of the quality and effectiveness of the Section’s ability to provide reference and research service to its collections in support of the Library’s mission; the effectiveness of communication and cooperation with other staff members of the Library of Congress and outside organizations; the extent and quality of participation in the management of the Divisions, including the assumption of supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the Chief on a rotating basis with other section heads; the extent and quality of ensuring staff participation and consultation; and effective leadership, training, and management of subordinate staff in incorporating the Library’s values into their activities.