Six Positions: Washington, DC

Postion:Senior Research Librarian
Location: Miller & Chevalier Chartered, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Senior Research Librarian will conduct domestic and international legal, non-legal,corporate, due diligence and business development research. The candidate must demonstrate: strong research and technologyskills, 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 Senior Research 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 maintaining 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
  •  Four or more years’ experience in a research role in a law firm library
  •  Experience performing legal, corporate, business, competitive intelligence and due diligence research
  •  General knowledge of tax, employee benefits, international law and business, complex litigation, and government affairs resources preferred
  •  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 Cheetah, Hoovers. Experience with Restricted Party Screening databases (e.g.Amber Road) preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to build effective internal and external relationships; ability to deliver and explain research findings to attorneys both verbally and through written summaries and analyses
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with library-relevant information technology applications, including integrated library systems
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, meet deadlines, and respond to changing priorities
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies in digital and web-based library and research services
  • Strong service orientation and a history of developing effective working relationships with others

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

Position:Supervisory Librarian
Location: Germanic and Slavic Division and in the U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

These positions are located in the Germanic and Slavic Division and in the U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for these positions is 383007.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbents of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the Division. Primarily responsible for the direction and management of the Division to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations, develops new programs, and recommends actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate. Serves as Security Officer of the Division and has final division authority and responsibility for the security and safe handling of materials while they are in the Division. Ensures other government property is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage. Provides direct administrative oversight of all the varied functions of the Division. These may include cataloging, acquisitions, and training as well as functions associated with other Library programs related to cataloging, acquisitions, and training. Analyzes and develops new cataloging practices and standards cited as authoritative by other libraries.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staffs, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major publishers and vendors, and distinguished members of the public. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with Library management and officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, to advance the programs and objectives of the Library.

Engages actively in developing and maintaining effective liaison and public relations with representatives of State and Federal agencies, libraries, national foundations, and national learned societies and institutions. Visits these institutions to initiate and strengthen purchase, exchange, and gift programs obtaining first-hand information and establishing procedures for acquiring material needed for the Library’s collections for his/her geographic region. Represents the Library to significant groups of users of its services and relates the programs and activities of the Division to others. Represents the Library on matters pertaining to the work of the Division in conference with cooperative program partners, vendors, exchange partners, publishers, donors, government agencies, etc., and at meetings of international committees, professional organizations, standard-making bodies, etc.

Serves as the primary advisor on the acquisition and cataloging of materials in the Division served. Counsels appropriate management staff and officials within the Library on matters related to the acquisition and cataloging of materials in the appropriate scope and format for the Division. Advises on the appropriate methods and techniques to use to achieve program goals and objectives. Provides leadership to facilitate the adjustment of operations to meet changing program needs, advances in technology, and variations in workload. Utilizes an expert knowledge of acquisitions and bibliographic access policies and practices and an intimate acquaintance with the requirements for the storage and retrieval of bibliographic information to improve acquisitions and bibliographic control policies and practices within the Library of Congress and throughout the library community. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits.

Formulates and administers policies affecting the Division. Develops, evaluates, and implements policy for the Service Unit affecting Library-wide programs. Explores and establishes long-range development plans and short-term strategies. Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including top management, in wide reaching decision making procedures. In the area of expertise, provides a major leadership role in the development of acquisition and bibliographic access standards, policies, practices, programs, and guidelines with a nation-wide impact.

Position: Librarian (Monographs and Special Formats Cataloger)
Location: Library’s Cataloging section (DLT), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is on the staff of the Deputy Director (DD) in the Library’s Cataloging section (DLT). The primary purpose of this position is to provide descriptive and subject cataloging, original and copy, for monographs in English and foreign languages as well as special materials in a variety of formats to include artists books, fine press books, photo books, ephemera material, and others as assigned.

The incumbent performs original descriptive cataloging, as well as semi-original and copy cataloging based on existing records, using national and local descriptive standards and NGA cataloging policies.

Ability to identify materials and construction techniques found in artists’ books and fine press books. Ability to identify standard descriptive access points on vertical file, ephemeral, and unique materials. Academic background in art history or studio arts. Professional knowledge of online cataloging systems, bibliographic utilities, and library services platforms. Professional knowledge of cataloging standards and principles such as MARC21, RDA, AACR2, DCRM(B), LCSH, authority control practices, and a variety of descriptive vocabularies and thesauri related to arts and the humanities.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collections Development Coordinator)
Location: Collection Development Office, Office of the Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library Collections and Services Group, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Collection Development Office, Office of the Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library Collections and Services Group.
The position description number for this position is 383773.
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.

Reviews and analyzes a variety of complicated factors in evaluating existing and emerging digital content and its potential addition to the Library’s collections. For content already selected for the Library, gathers and analyzes data on usage, cost (if applicable) and other points in order to make recommendations to management. Develops, coordinates, and/or conducts training programs for staff and users related to digital collections. Prepares user documentation guidance. Provides technical expertise for the implementation, maintenance and enhancement of digital content.

Develops new approaches for other experienced librarians to use in solving a variety of problems or in expanding services for the provision of access to digital content. Reviews publishing trends in the market to identify new resources, sources and technologies not already in the collections. Plans and develops programs to fill in gaps and augment collections to improve services to clientele. Develops and maintains services and guidance for the entire Library to facilitate operations in a number of different locations.

Identifies new content for the collections and works with Recommending Officers to have such content recommended for acquisition. Determines the quality of materials acquired from different sources. Interprets and advises on the contents of a collection, both cataloged and un-cataloged, covering current and retrospective items. Participates in efforts to acquire through a number of different acquisition methods, including Copyright Office deposit. Ensures that the Library’s collection of digital content is developed in coordination with the Library’s programs to develop the traditional physical collections and the electronic resources collection. Works very closely with Recommending Officers and with appropriate staff in Library acquisitions and technical units in acquiring new content. Serves as a Recommending Officer for multi-disciplinary digital content. Provides institution-wide leadership related to the digital collections.

Serves as an expert regarding digital collections and shares such information with Library staff. Coordinates with staff both within Library Services and in other areas, primarily the Law Library and the Congressional Research Service. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists, in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Participates in or chairs Library committees and working groups. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields.

Identifies and analyzes innovative technologies including development of short-range plans for information technology applications, which have agency-wide impact and benefit. Participates in discussions related to the operations, maintenance and improvements to the Library’s systems that manage digital collections by representing the interests and needs of a wide variety of users. Monitors trends in emerging technologies and rights management. Keeps current with developments in technology products and services, including the use of proprietary and open source to manage digital content. Analyzes user requirements for new systems and services. Identifies user needs and matches those needs to existing capabilities or plans capabilities to satisfy identified needs within the constraints of human, physical and fiscal resources.

Position: Library Technician
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for an innovative and passionate individual to join our team as a Library Technician in the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD). NIHD was created to build, preserve, and make accessible America’s Collection of Record—one of the world’s foremost collections of material and documentary evidence on the Holocaust.

About the Role
This position is located in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Library, which is a specialized library dedicated to Holocaust and genocide studies. The Library provides library and archival reference services to a wide variety of users, including Museum staff, visiting scholars, and the general public. The Library Technician will perform collections management, reference, acquisitions, preservation, digital access, and cataloging duties, in support of Library operations in two Museum facilities. Some tasks require physical exertion, such as climbing step stools, pushing carts filled with collection materials, opening boxes, and retrieving and shelving materials.

The duty station may be relocated at the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center in Bowie, Maryland.

This is a temporary (one-year assignment), full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply
Visit the application site for additional information, a more detailed position description, and to complete an application.

Position: Information Specialist
Location: Corestaff Services, Museum Facility, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Information Specialist at a Museum facility. The position is located in Washington, DC. The position is part of a multi-year contract. Present funding for the position is for the duration of one year.
The Information Specialist is required to support research and reference services and data management projects. Assignments may include activities in one or more of the functional areas described below:


Research and Reference Services
– Conducts basic research services for patrons and staff who contact the museum by email, telephone, mai

  • l, online form, or in-person in the public space, using multiple resources including specialized research databases, the museum’s collections catalog, and relevant reference materials.
  • Provides in-person services in the museum’s public space, as assigned or needed.
  • Surveys archival collections for inclusion in a major indexing project.
  • Distributes registration forms to Holocaust survivors, or family members and friends on behalf of survivors, and provides information about the registration process.
  • Performs other research and reference duties, as assigned.

Data Management

  • Catalogs Holocaust-related name lists from the museum’s collections in a specialized database.
    1. Catalogs list records while adhering to standards developed specifically for the database.
    2. Fills out appropriate fields and attaches appropriate images.
    3. Updates the cataloging spreadsheet for tracking purposes.
  • Assists in preparing name indexes for import to the database.
    1. Normalizes and cleans data using Excel and Access programs.
    2. Ensures data quality before importing to the database.
  • Links digitized documents to existing name records in the database.
    – Identifies digitized documents available in the museum’s digital repository.
    – Matches the digitized documents to the appropriate name records.
    – Indexes and adds missing names, if needed.
    – Prepares Excel worksheets and/or Access files to import to the database.
  • Assists in cleaning and updating existing catalog records or name records in the database.
  • Performs other database management duties, as assigned