Twelve Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Senior Research Librarian
Location: O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Jobline.

We have an immediate need for a Senior Research Librarian in our Washington DC office. The primary function of this position is to provide research support for attorneys, paralegals and members of support departments both in support of our clients and firm administrative functions.  This includes locating information and documents from publicly available sources, internal information sources and subscription services at the request of attorneys or staff.   Under the direction of the Library Manager, this position will be responsible for handling requests from the DC office as well as requests that are submitted to the virtual research system from other offices.  The position will handle standard research requests, including ready reference requests, monitoring and providing information alerts to attorneys and staff, expert witness research, docket and case research and analytics research.  In addition, this position will be responsible for handling local technical services functions, such as processing invoices, receiving new items and library maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of the Library Manager, the following functions will be performed:

  • Perform ready reference research at the request of attorneys or staff
  • Using various electronic or print resources, respond to research requests from DC attorneys and staff as well as requests submitted from all other offices to the virtual research system.
  • Monitor various legal, industry, client or subject topics to provide attorneys and staff with current developments and activities.
  • Provide alerts on various legal, industry, client or subject topics to patrons.
  • Assist Electronic Services staff with password and access management for electronic resources.
  • Work with the Electronic Services staff and other librarians to test and evaluate new electronic products
  • Work with Library team to develop and implement innovative services
  • Work with attorneys and staff to train them on electronic resources and to support them in the use of electronic resources
  • Work with the Electronic Services staff and other librarians in developing training or marketing material for Library resources
  • Handle local technical services functions, including receiving new items, processing invoices and maintaining the Library.
  • Provide interlibrary loan support for the office

 Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Masters Degree in Library Science or related degree is required.
  • Four years research experience in a legal environment is preferred
  • Experience with standard legal resources, such as Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, WK Cheetah, Pacer and other related subscription services
  • Demonstrated experience with databases, software applications and integrated library systems.
  • Ability to work under time constraints and in a high-pressure environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Keen interest in technology and innovation.
  • Strong organization skills, adept at multi-tasking and prioritization.
  • Service-oriented, team player, with initiative and problem-solving abilities.

For more information, or to be considered for this position, please apply online at  https://www.omm.com/careers.

Response will be given to candidates who closely meet our qualifications. EOE M/F/D/V. No direct phone or email inquiries, please.

Position: Senior Research Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Jobline.

LAC Group is seeking a full-time Senior Research Librarian to work for a law firm in Washington DC. The librarian will conduct domestic and international legal, non-legal, corporate, due diligence and business development research. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced legal researcher.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform complex legal and non-legal research using online and print resources
  • Assist attorneys and staff with research queries/strategy and current awareness monitoring using effective research techniques; Promote the best use of research tools to lawyers and other researchers.
  • Conduct  library orientation for all legal staff and new administrative hires
  • Assist with the library’s integrated library system, intranet pages, and other products and systems used to deliver information and services
  • Assist with budget analysis and cost efficiency
  • Assist with projects to increase the accessibility and utilization of research resources

REQUIREMENTS

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • 4+ years’  experience in a research role in a law firm library
  • Experience performing legal, corporate, business, competitive intelligence and due diligence research
  • 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
  • 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
  • Demonstrated proficiency with library-relevant information technology applications, including integrated library systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Position: Law Library Project Manager
Location: ZAI, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

ZAI is seeking Law Library Project Manager with strong law library experience to provide administrative oversight and staff supervision. Candidates must have at least two years’ experience working in a law library with over 500,000 volumes, and have experience utilizing the Voyager Integrated Library System. Must have demonstrated the ability to manage collection maintenance operations in a law library, and shall have demonstrated project-based supervisory skills, including training employees and reviewing the work of others, of at least one year.

Experience with the following:

  • Managing library accessioning, acquisitions, collection maintenance, preservation, and inventory services.
  • Candidates must have experience reviewing the work of others,
  • Working knowledge of maintenance, circulation and retrieval issues related to legal serials and monographs published in various foreign languages.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have foreign language proficiency, such as Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Russian, Spanish, or Vietnamese, and the ability to use romanization tables.
  • Experience in report writing and data analysis
  • Please include total number of staff you have supervised

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: ZAI, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

ZAI is seeking a Web Services Librarian with at least three to five years of experience managing and developing library web sites. Candidates must be knowledgeable with web applications and standards. Preference will be given to candidates experience in life cycle development and customer interactions. Must possess an MLS from an ALA accredited school, or demonstrate related experience supporting information services web site. Seeking candidates with experience integrating library information resources and services.

  • Coordinates the Library’s web presence, working collaboratively with other staff.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of the Drupal-based Library website, as well as its integration with other services like Libguides, the library catalog and the delivery of special collections finding aids.
  • Takes a leadership role in developing digital projects and services that serve the agency community, particularly in the realm of digital objects publication and management.
  • Ability to maintain the library website.
  • Coordinates and implements requirements of Library Network teams for web content and services.
  • Manage web content, conducts usability studies, collaborates with library staff and assists them with the development of new web content, and assists with the creation and oversight of web policies and standards.
  • Proficiency with coding such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Knowledge of Web accessibility standards and user-centered design principles.
  • Working knowledge of usability testing and other ways to evaluate web services.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and ability to write concisely and effectively for the web.

Position: Library Director
Location: ZAI, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

ZAI has a need for Library Director at a project located in Washington, DC. This is a working supervisory position. The Library Director will supervise ZAI personnel and work on assigned tasks as needed. The Library Director will have full authority to act for ZAI in the performance of the required library work and services. Preferred experience with research with legal, congressional, legislative history, regulatory research.

Required Skill Sets:

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum one (1) year of supervisory experience
  • Minimum (1) year of professional cataloging experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of work experience in technical services operations, library setting
  • Preferred experience with legal, legislative history, congressional, and regulatory research
  • Experience with front desk support, reference, reference development, collection maintenance and management, acquisitions
  • Experience with outreach, marketing , and developing new reference services
  • Work experience with U.S. Federal document collections
  • Strong skill/experience using an Integrated Library System (ILS), preferably OCLC WMS
  • Experience managing or supervising library/information operations
  • Experience working with Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline or CLEAR Investigative database software
  • Experience with principles of authority control, including selecting and applying controlled vocabularies to local collections
  • Experience in and/or practical working knowledge of library automation, personal computers (PC), and simple PC troubleshooting techniques.
  • Experience using WORD, Excel, or other PC applications
  • Other Assignments

Position: Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian
Location: American University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

This position provides leadership, management and technical expertise for the library’s growing collection of electronic and print serial resources. This position leads and manages the Electronic Resources and Serials Unit which is responsible for managing the lifecycle of the Library’s collection of electronic resources and continuations including acquiring, renewing, licensing, preserving, budgeting, activates access via the Library’s Alma/Primo and related systems. Manages the library’s serials funds of approximately $5.7 million. Manages and maintains systems required for the uninterrupted access to these electronic resources to the university community. This position supervises and provides leadership to 3 FTE who provide support in fulfilling these responsibilities.

Work Environment

  • Travel limited to attending conferences if library travel budget is available
  • Leads and supervises the Electronic Resources Unit of 3 FTE
  • Provides strategic planning for unit activities, initiates and coordinates projects and unit priorities
  • Responsible for supervisory personnel activities including hiring, training, coaching, and performance evaluation

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35-Exempt
  • Project Leader/Advisor B

Salary Range: $65,884 – $73,328

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree, ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of Alma, Primo, EZProxy, SUSHI, EDI, OpenURL/z39.50
  • Demonstrated interest and ability for professional activities including conference attendance, presentations, and maintaining current understanding of trends and research in the area of electronic resource management
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, problem-solving, organization, and analytical skills
  • Aptitude for detail-oriented work; ability to collect, analyze, manipulate, and provide meaningful interpretation of data using relational databases, spreadsheet and other tools
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Knowledgeable about the legal framework within which libraries operate

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 4-6 years of relevant experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check

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Position: Technical Services/Research Law Librarian
Location: CIA Office of General Counsel, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

As a Technical Services/Research Law Librarian for the CIA, you will assist with the management of core legal information repositories for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to support its broad spectrum of practice areas.  You will participate in the selection, acquisition and maintenance of targeted legal information resources by providing guidance on legal research resources and best practices; by providing current awareness of legal developments across OGC practice areas; and by conducting unique legal research that leverages advanced research skills against specialized resources.

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform the following key responsibilities, as listed below:

  • Serve as a central resource for managing OGC knowledge and information.
  • Apply knowledge of legal information in the maintenance of a classification/metadata scheme.
  • Provide guidance and training on the use and availability of resources and legal research capabilities.
  • Perform complex research, including locating federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, cases, international treaties, conventions, agreements, and protocols.
  • Create procedural and informational pathfinders, bibliographies, and other documentation.

Qualifications:

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search technologies and concrete, advanced information retrieval techniques
  • Experienced user of Lexis, Westlaw, and other common legal information platforms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the traditional legal research method
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles, practices, and systems
  • Enthusiastic commitment to customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Flexibility and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a librarian in a large law firm
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE:

  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Position: Japanese Language Cataloger
Location: LAC Group, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking an experienced Japanese Language Cataloger for a major Federal library in the DC area. The cataloger will provide original and copy cataloging in addition to providing support on various physical processing of library items. The candidate must be familiar with AACR2, RDA, and MARC21 formats as they pertain to monographs, serials, and A/V.  This role requires the ability to work at a quick pace and with close attention to detail.This is a 1-year term, full-time or part-time position, with benefits. Work must be performed on-site during business hours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform original (including complex) and copy cataloging of Japanese language materials to facilitate their identification, access, and use
  • Interpret and apply Library of Congress subject headings, the Dewey Decimal System, the AACR2, RDA, and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) manuals in cataloging and classifying library materials
  • Maintain authority records and perform needed authority work in the database
  • Consult with libraries in order to resolve cataloging and database problems, report trends in bibliographic services, answer questions, transmit information, and discuss options for handling library materials
  • Provide inventory support
  • Develop and deliver training programs to member library staff and others
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with internal staff, staff from member libraries, and other relevant community leaders
  • Keep records of inquiries, complaints, and comments as well as actions that  are taken for members
  • Provide accurate and timely information in a language and format that is easily understood by members and colleagues
  • Perform database maintenance for bibliographic and authority records
  • Loads MARC record files for member libraries and communicates necessary changes
  • Maintain the integrity of the integrated library system through authority file control

Qualifications:

  • MLS is not required but is preferred
  • Must have 3 years of cataloging experience
  • Ability to catalog in English and Japanese a must. Ability to catalog in other foreign languages, particularly East Asian languages, is a plus
  • Must be proficient in the Japanese language; Native Japanese highly preferred
  • Experience in cataloging art and scientific materials are preferred
  • Must have experience using the RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and MARC 21 cataloging standards
    • Minimal training is available
  • Must be able to physically process library material: create and affix spine labels
  • Able to pass a background check

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $37,955 to $49,338 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Middle East and South Asia Section, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control. A foreign language may be required for this position depending on the geographical area for which functions are being performed.

Responsibilities
The position description number for this position is 128316.

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.

Follows well-established procedures and specific instructions from the supervisor, and uses a variety of interrelated steps and procedures, to order and process different types of library materials from different acquisition sources.

Performs rudimentary searches of reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases.

Receives, inspects, and processes library material in all formats received from all sources (governmental, exchange, gift, purchase). Learns to prepare acquisition acknowledgment letters. Assists in determining material that needs to be claimed and learns to issue appropriate claims to suppliers. Learns to process cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records.

Records receipts for specific types of serials, such as inkprint periodicals, on the appropriate entry in online or manual files. Learns to check in serials in other formats (e.g., bound volumes, microforms, CDROMs).

Open, sorts, and processes incoming mail, including regular, registered, certified and freight mail. Stamps materials with the appropriate acquisition stamp and date. Promptly forwards misrouted mail to its correct destination. Assures prompt delivery of time-sensitive mail. Maintains supplies and performs basic equipment maintenance.

Shelflists materials under close supervision, using standard tools and according to established procedures. Consults the shelflist or the appropriate classification schedule to verify whether the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Completes the subclassification, and establishes the elements of the location symbol to the point at which the call number for each item is unique or places it in conflict with neighboring items. Corrects or updates bibliographic data when needed.

Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Updates and inputs data and records based on annotations prepared by senior staff. Adds copies to the database, transcribes the correct call number in the item, adds holdings to the file, and assigns copies to the reference or custodial collections.

Receives training in content designation for newly created and updated bibliographic records. With the assistance of a designated trainer, learns to perform database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Also works with a trainer to learn to create and revise bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Refers problems and items needing authority work
to senior staff.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Using large bibliographic databases, receives and sorts materials into bound and unbound categories. Checks in materials. Prepares materials for digital conversion or binding. Attaches call numbers. Disposes of items not considered useful for library programs.

Organizes data into a catalog record as prescribed by the appropriate rules for varying levels of cataloging and inputs the data online. Inputs data, such as completed call number and the technician’s charge online. Proofs records to ensure the correct tag sequence order.

Performs routine searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data in support of various library functions for acquisitions and cataloging.

Efficiently searches specialized online databases, such as library-related databases including LC/ILS, ISSN, and OCLC to locate records for material in hand.

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Proficiency in a Turkic language, such as Azerbaijani or another language of Central Asia, as well as English.**
  • Ability to use computerized search tools, databases, an Integrated Library System (ILS), or other computer applications.**
  • Knowledge of library acquisitions and/or cataloging rules, practices and procedures.
  • Ability to perform library functions that support the unit or section.
  • Ability to plan and organize work assignments and set priorities in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate in writing in English in a clear, concise and organized manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian (Law)
Location: Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is part of the Office of Facilities and Administrative Services, Office of the Secretary of Interior. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing and maintaining the Library’s legal and legislative collection (inventorying existing collection, requesting new editions and updates, etc.) to ensure that the most current information is available.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees and maintains the Library’s legal and legislative collection (inventorying existing collection, requesting new editions and updates, etc.) to ensure that the most current information is available.
  • Keeps abreast of the Interior Department’s legal and legislative initiatives to ensure that the Library’s law collection and services meet agency needs.
  • Evaluates and selects new materials to be acquired for the Library’s collection, based on special knowledge of legal focus of the Department and its bureaus, agencies, and offices.
  • Serves as the legal and legislative research liaison for the Interior Department’s Solicitor’s Office meeting the reference needs of attorneys, paralegals, and other Solicitor’s office staff.
  • Produces and distributes to Departmental staff the Library’s bimonthly “Law Update”, highlighting major law review articles, federal and state court cases, and Presidential documents.
  • Teaches training courses for Library patrons to assist them on the use of the
  • Library’s legal and legislative print and electronic collections.
  • Participates in the regularly scheduled staffing of the Library’s Reference Desk, answering patron questions and requests from Interior Department staff, federal agency employees, and the general public.
  • Plans and sets up new exhibits highlighting the Department of the Interior and materials in the Library collection in the Library’s front entrance display cases.

Position: Librarian (Research Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $69,581 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Research & Library Services Section of the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division. The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including defense management and budget; defense policy and arms control; foreign policy and global issues; international trade and finance; the Middle East and Africa; and Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Responsibilities
This Research Librarian position will provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on Foreign Affairs.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with public speaking in an instructional capacity is desired.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing non-partisan, authoritative, timely, policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Analyzes and solves research problems within designated issue areas, often under deadlines. Factors that affect the complexity of these problems include novelty, the difficulty in locating authoritative information, and the specialized nature of the issue area.

Conducts research projects for congressional and internal clients that often require substantial knowledge of public policy issues and specialized resources. Identifies, proposes, develops, and executes specialized research projects for clients. Collaborates and consults with internal and external subject specialists to develop and improve the projects. Uses specialized knowledge to negotiate with clients on the substance of research projects, which may include developing an array of different options and facilitating decisions related to sources, methodology, and form of a final product. Executes research methodologies and, in consultation with internal and external stakeholders, revises those methodologies as needed.

Designs and writes products describing the findings of specialized research projects and that may include abstracts, methodological descriptions, summaries, and tables. Authors or co-authors, in collaboration with analysts/attorneys and librarians, timely requested or anticipatory products. Uses and provides peer review of products. Updates own and others’ products. Works within a multi-level review process to ensure accuracy, appropriate scope, adherence to organizational policies and values, and responsiveness of all products. Delivers products to clients in writing, by phone, and in person.

Develops and maintains knowledge of the content in, and methods for accessing the content of, general and specialized research resources. Identifies, tests, and evaluates general and specialized research resources; performs market analyses on competing resources; recommends research resources for purchase or renewal; promotes the use of research resources by congressional and internal clients; and provides training and instruction to congressional and internal clients on research resources, including on relevant applications, features, and value in relation to other available resources.

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Ability to apply knowledge of research resources in foreign affairs**
  • Ability to conduct information research**
  • Ability to communicate in writing**
  • Ability to utilize information technology**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others
  • Ability to focus on the client
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Candidates for this position may also be required to complete a writing/editing assignment.

Position: Visual Information Specialist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $69,581 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.

The position description number for this position is 381677.

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.

Responsibilities
The incumbent serves as a Visual Information Specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress, and develops a variety of data visualization products to accompany foreign, comparative, and international law reports prepared by the Directorate, often requiring originality, creativity, critical thinking, attention to detail, and an awareness of audience and functionality to effectively address the information objectives. Applying thorough knowledge of visualization principles and design concepts, the employee designs and develops diverse visualization materials of moderate complexity, and assists with product template redesign. Advises on the technical advantages and limitations of various formats, styles, media, and methods of presentation, recommending those that most effectively address the information objectives without compromising accuracy and authoritativeness. Attends interdivisional and inter-office meetings to assist in promoting the visualization services of the Directorate. Participates in the development of graphics-related performance criteria and systems and customer support requirements to ensure client needs are addressed by the publication system.

Applying thorough knowledge of visualization principles and graphic design concepts, the employee conceptualizes, designs, and develops professional and effective visualization products of moderate complexity, integrating, as appropriate, maps, graphs, tables, images, and text across various software platforms. Translates abstract, novel, and/or multi-theme legal subject matter into visualization tools of moderate complexity for a broad range of authors and other Law Library employees seeking to enhance clients’ understanding of essential information in written products and at briefings and educational seminars.

Uses applicable software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator and other Adobe Creative Suite apps; Microsoft Office including advanced Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; and GIS software such as ArcGIS) to develop and edit visualization products and materials. Reformats graphics created from various software applications (e.g., graphics created from data in spreadsheets, and maps created using mapping software) into appropriate formats in print, Web PDF, and HTML versions of Law Library reports and other publications. Edits, manipulates, and retouches visual information; modifies font type specifications; and decides on the size, style, color, and placement of infographics relative to the text to enhance the presentation of information, being mindful of general Library of Congress design specifications.

Provides visual design support to Law Library editors and other staff involved in enhancing the graphical components of Law Library products. Develops and revises templates and designs layouts for a variety of print and digital products of moderate complexity, such as Law Library reports, memos, letters, brochures, pamphlets, posters, and conference and event materials. Designs web and information graphics of moderate complexity such as icons, charts, diagrams, maps, and illustrations.

Assists in the planning, design, development, and implementation of visual support for projects. Serves as a resource for authors and technical staff to explain illustrative design software capabilities and limitations, and to help ensure a common understanding of project requirements.

Seeks guidance from other Directorate staff in responding to requests for which new approaches may be warranted to create professional and effective visualization materials that meet the objectives of incoming requests. Trains and/or shares information with Law Library staff related to graphic design techniques in which the incumbent is particularly adept.

The Incumbent coordinates with Law Library staff to develop and plan visual information-based products (e.g., infographics, interactive maps, static maps, charts, tables, and related products) and provides guidance and advice to develop technical solutions to enhance current and plan future products. Consults with subject-matter experts, managers, authors, editors, and other Law Library staff to determine the visual requirements of projects; performs original and systematic research; and advises on the technical advantages and limitations of various formats, styles, media, and methods of reproduction, recommending those that most effectively address the information objectives of the project.

The incumbent recommends processes and procedures to ensure effective configuration management, and may assist with implementation. Consults with internal clients and coordinates with information technology (IT) staff and/or visual information and geospatial information systems staff to resolve integration or configuration-related issues of moderate complexity that affect the delivery of Law Library products containing visualization components.

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Ability to use graphic design and data visualization software systems.**
  • Ability to attend to detail in performing professional graphic design and data visualization assignments.**
  • Ability to plan, design, develop, and execute graphic design and data visualization projects.**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.