Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Deputy Director, Law Library
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Georgetown University Law Library, located in the nation’s capital, and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, is one of the country’s premier legal research institutions, with a dynamic staff of more than 50 and a collection exceeding one million volumes. We strive to live up to our motto: “Supporting Scholarship, Excelling in Service, Leading in Technology.”

Reporting to the Law Library Director, the Deputy Director assists in the development and implementation of the mission, goals, and broad policy directions for the Law Library. This person works closely with the Director in providing leadership in strategic planning, administration, assessment, communication, and resource allocation; coordinates the activities and personnel in the law library; and assumes overall responsibility for the Law Library in the absence of the Director.  The Deputy Director supervises the majority of the library’s departments, including those providing reference, research, cataloging and acquisition functions.

Required qualifications:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies, or equivalent; at least 10 years of experience in a library system with increasing supervisory responsibility; commitment to and demonstrated success in mentoring and support for staff professional development; knowledge of a wide range of library and information resources and services; ability to establish and maintain effective working and collaborative relationships; effective verbal and written communication skills; ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Additionally, candidates should have a broad academic library background and an understanding of the principles of library science, services, operations, technologies, and philosophy; as well as expertise in law librarianship, human resources management and business operations; and a strong understanding of management and leadership trends, concepts, and best practices coupled with a positive vision for the future of the academic library.

 Preferred Qualifications:
Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited school of law, or equivalent; experience in an academic, research law library in a university setting; and successful instructional experience.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply for this position, please submit an application via the Georgetown University Human Resources Joblist website and include a cover letter to the attention of Savanna Nolan, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Preferably these documents should be combined into a single PDF.

To ensure full consideration please submit your application by Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Savanna Nolan at

Georgetown University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard, DC
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

You will serve as Supervisory Librarian (Director, Navy Library/Navy Department Library Branch Head) for the Navy Department Library (NDL)


  • You will be responsible for the overall programmatic, strategic, and operational functionality of the NDL, including reference and research, cataloging, and digitization functions.
  • You will define overall program strategic goals and objectives and develop implementation plans at the strategic and operational level.
  • You will prepare annual Program Objective Memorandum Program Requirements Review documentation, annual budgets, quarterly budget updates, and budget execution.
  • You will perform supervisory duties to include assigning work to subordinates, providing technical oversight, developing performance plans, taking disciplinary measures, and identifying developmental and training needs.
  • You will maintain oversight of the Rare Book Room, Deed of Gift, Special Collections and Online Reading Room.
  • You will provide general oversight of book and manuscript collection management through direct management and supervision of the Library Branch.