Four Positions: Maryland & Washington DC

Position: Digital Projects Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group seeks an experienced Digital Projects Librarian for a position with our client, a prestigious government library located in Beltsville, Maryland. The Librarian will ensure the quality and standardization of descriptive metadata can be used across the agency’s various products. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) benefited contract position. The work must be performed on-site.

Responsibilities:

  • Creation and maintenance of a metadata/taxonomy governance plan necessary to maintain the library division’s digital collections.
  • Working with subject-matter experts across the organization to assess their requirements for organizational metadata standards and devise the processes necessary to refine and enhance them.

Qualifications: 

  • An MLS or similar degree plus 2-3 years’ experience working with metadata standards and digital objects
  • Understanding of the use of metadata schema and tools (in particular MODS, PubMed and JATS)
  • Understanding of the use of the controlled vocabularies, such as the NAL Thesaurus
  • Expertise with using the Oxygen XML editor and/or Saxon to perform XSLT transformations on large files of metadata
  • Experience with archival theory and practices and archival management systems.
  • Skill with query languages such as SQL, SPARQL, and Solr
  • Knowledge of using and extending content management systems including Drupal and Omeka
  • Knowledge of the Linux operating system and use of the command line
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with open source digital repository systems and related technology including audit/fixity software, file forensics, media conversion, and editing metadata for digital objects, especially MODS and FOXML
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; web-based tools)

Position: Research Librarian I
Location: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This position is responsible for providing information and research services to union staff and leadership. The ideal candidate will be adept at: selecting and distributing news and other relevant information for a targeted audience, researching, analyzing, and disseminating information from diverse sources in response to patron requests, contributing to the management, organization, and assessment of the library collection, and providing outreach and instruction services for users of the Information Center.

Duties:

  • Curates and assembles a daily email newsletter from a wide variety of sources, comprehensively covering key developments in topics of interest to AFSCME.
  • Researches, retrieves, analyzes and disseminates information from electronic and print sources in response to reference requests.
  • Synthesizes research findings into structured, digestible reports for a variety of audiences.
  • Assists with collection management responsibilities including cataloging, identifying and evaluating potential acquisitions, shelving and weeding the collection.
  • Performs outreach and instructional services for staff and provides access, assistance and support for Information Center resources.
  • Researches, selects and independently assembles and distributes articles for AFSCME Information Center blogs.
  • Creates fact sheets, user guides, and other documentation on internal and external electronic communications to foster user self-sufficiency.
  • Conducts presentations or instructional sessions for internal and external audiences.
  • Remains knowledgeable on issues affecting AFSCME members.
  • May supervise clerical support staff.
  • Performs other general duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; an advanced degree in library or information science is strongly preferred, and three to five years of experience in a library or similar setting which provides the following skills.

Skills Requirements:

  • Ability to identify requestors’ needs through use of reference interviews and craft effective search strategies to address those needs.
  • Ability to synthesize research findings and write clear, organized reports of research results based on the identified information need.
  • Skilled in the use of digital technologies and experienced with electronic library information systems, databases and other information management and retrieval tools.
  • Ability to perform sound research and make logical conclusions.
  • Ability to evaluate, abstract and analyze data and technical information from diverse sources.
  • Knowledge of library administration principles.
  • Experience with knowledge and information management principles, strategies and technologies.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and Information Center users.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple demands and deadlines and to balance short- and long-term priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Commitment to AFSCME’s mission.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of advanced search logic techniques and optimal usage of complex legal, business and news databases.
  • Experience with library technical services including administration of OPAC software or other discovery systems and knowledge of metadata and cataloging standards.
  • Familiarity with data and information management technologies such as content management system administration, HTML, digital asset management and relational database structures.
  • Interest in labor relations and public sector institutions, law and policy issues.

Position: Senior Analyst, Research & Competitive Intelligence
Location: Venable LLP, Washington D.C. OR New York, NY

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LLSDC Jobline.

Venable LLP has an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join our Marketing Department.

The Senior Analyst, Research and Competitive Intelligence will be responsible for managing research projects, conducting and analyzing primary and secondary research on industries, practice groups, specific clients, prospective clients and competitors to support the firm’s business development goals and initiatives.

We welcome candidates for this position who seek to work in either our Washington, DC headquarters or our Midtown Manhattan offices.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for… 

•Managing in-depth background research projects on specific companies or organizations, including statistical models to quantify research findings, in preparation for business development activities.

•Analyzing and evaluating data to provide actionable insights and recommendations to attorneys and business development teams.

•Developing presentations, memoranda or briefings for partners and participate in preparatory sessions for client pitches, proposals and other similar presentations.

•Managing assigned programs for collecting competitive intelligence for the firm’s major competitors in its primary geographic and legal markets with a focus on secondary sources.

•Extracting data by industry sectors, geography, attorneys, office, and practice groups for use in Requests for Proposal (RFPs) by Business Development staff, Practice Group Leaders and Division Managers.

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

•Demonstrated success in professional services or consulting environment with a minimum of five years market research/analysis experience.

•Intermediate level database research skills; working knowledge of a variety of external research databases, including Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Hoovers, Capital IQ, and West Monitor Suite.

•Advanced knowledge of Web and PC applications, including MS-Windows, Excel and PowerPoint

•Ability to make persuasive presentations on research results.

•Ability to analyze data and identify business trends to formulate recommendations for firm business development opportunities.

•Experience developing reports for tracking and reporting on marketing research activities and outcomes.

If you have a can-do attitude and are looking to be part of a highly motivated team of individuals that are naturally ambitious and driven, we’d love to hear from you. Apply today!

Apply at this link: https://venable.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0j8hv?source

Position: Supervisory Government Information Specialist
Location: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $131,227 to $240,000 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Operations Division, Office of the Chief Data Officer. The incumbent serves as the manager of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program.

See our tips on the application process and printable checklist to ensure each step of the application is completed.

Responsibilities
As the Supervisory Government Information Specialist, you will:

Serve as the Bureau’s Subject Matter Expert on all aspects of the FOIA program including regulatory, legislation, exemptions, fees, and related administrative matters. Partner with stakeholders across the Bureau to ensure optimal response to FOIA requests.

Periodically evaluate the FOIA program and recommend changes or improvements regarding the Bureau’s FOIA implementation policy, procedures, processes, funding, personnel, and use of technology. Implement measures to assess and monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the program.

Foster compliance with the FOIA throughout the Bureau by providing guidance, training, and advice to Bureau offices, senior leadership, and employees.

Review and prepare responses to draft legislation, Bureau regulations, and other correspondence related to FOIA as well as other information disclosure matters.

Coordinate the Bureau’s responses to inquiries, audits, investigations, or other matters related to FOIA from the Office of Government Information Services, Office of the Inspector General, Office of Management and Budget, and other similar federal government agencies.

Travel Required
Occasional travel – occasional travel may be required

Qualifications
You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: To qualify at CN-71, you must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade/band (CN-60, GS-14 or equivalent) in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as:

• Experience serving as a subject matter expert in the area of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) including regulatory compliance, fees, request clarification, record searches, and providing expert-level guidance.
• Experience in drafting written communications to include regulations, policies, procedures, training materials, or general correspondence.
• Experience with implementing technology with FOIA operations, eFOIA, eDiscovery, or electronic FOIA reading room or library.
• Experience in evaluating FOIA processes and implementing changes to improve overall FOIA operations such as reducing a backlog or processing delays.