Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Deputy Law Librarian for Collections
Location: Office of the Law Librarian, Library Collections and Services Group, Office of the Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $126,148 to $189,600 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Office of the Law Librarian, Library Collections and Services Group, Office of the Librarian.
The position description number for this position is 381810.
This position has no promotion potential.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

As designated by the Law Librarian, the Deputy Librarian has authority and responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Law Library. The incumbent also has the authority to act upon designated matters and make decisions in collaboration with the Law Librarian. Those decisions could have broad or long-range impact on one or more significant programs or collections within the Law Library. The Deputy works collaboratively with the Law Librarian, establishing priorities, and the design, launch and execution of Law Library initiatives.

The Deputy Librarian is responsible for the acquisition, organization and preservation of the Law Library’s collection, ensuring the quality of the collection and rapid and effective access to it. The incumbent oversees the planning, development, management and usability of digital legal and legislative information resources hosted on site from the Law Library’s physical materials and from remotely-hosted digital materials collaboratively developed with Law Library partners worldwide. Serving under the Law Librarian of Congress, the incumbent assists with achieving success on matters related to building and sustaining a preeminent portal to a world-class repository of global legal information that includes all levels of government from local governing bodies to transnational governing institutions. The incumbent ensures that Law Library collections and services meet the statutorily mandated requirements of the Law Library of Congress to serve the foreign legal research and analytical needs of the U.S. Congress. The incumbent develops and maintains relationships to further local, national, international and transnational partnerships. The incumbent also works collaboratively with senior Library of Congress managers to ensure integration of Law Library virtual services with Library of Congress digital priorities. The incumbent coordinates efforts with information entities in the U.S. Congress and other legislative branch agencies on Library legislative information initiatives.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of a broad, emerging and critical Law Library digital program. Responsible for the direction and management of all aspects of the Law Library’s virtual presence and services by identifying, recommending and implementing program planning strategies and development of policy initiatives for web access to global legal information. Evaluates current and proposed plans and recommends actions to initiate new or modify existing strategies. Coordinates with senior Library managers and national/international experts in systems (e.g., semantic web technology) to plan, develop, host and maintain a state-of -the art technology infrastructure to support a robust information system utilizing new technologies (e.g., federated searching and semantic web) that integrates with and supports the Library of Congress Web presence and policies.

Responsible for the formulation and administration of collection and service policies affecting the mission of the Law Library of Congress. Participates in the development, evaluation, and implementation of high-level policy for agency wide programs. Serves as the key advisor on various programs and events of the Service Unit. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels of the Service Unit; and senior staff, private sector clients, and vendors concerning matters within the scope of the incumbent’s activity. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and problems.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Library officials, infrastructure unit directors, service unit directors, division chiefs, managers, and their staff. As required and assigned, directs, monitors, and participates in outreach initiatives with organizations outside the Law Library. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with managers and officials within the Law Library and the Library of Congress.


Three Paid Summer Assistant Positions
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, DC

The Supreme Court of the United States has openings for 3 paid Summer Assistant positions in the Library:

Technology & Collections Management –

Research Services –

Technical Services & Special Collections –

Any questions may be addressed to the Human Resources Office. Contact info is listed at the bottom of the announcements.