Seven Positions: Washington DC & Northern Virginia

Position: Empirical Research Services Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Law Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Georgetown Law Library seeks an energetic, self-driven Empirical Research Services Librarian who is detail-oriented, committed to quality, and able to adapt to an evolving environment. With a dynamic staff of over 50 people, the Law Library welcomes and encourages initiative. Collaboration across departments is the norm, leadership and growth opportunities abound, and learning never ends.

The Empirical Research Services Librarian, a newly created position within the Law Library, is a member of a diverse reference and research services staff of 15 librarians. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Research Services, this position participates in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of the library’s research services that support the research needs of the law center, focusing on the individual scholarly and education pursuits of the law faculty and administration. The incumbent’s duties include but are not limited to:

Research Services

  • Meets requests of faculty or administrators for research support, negotiating completion dates and coordinating project accomplishment by assigning to student employees or completing personally.
  • Analyzes and evaluates legal and interdisciplinary materials, synthesizes factual findings, and composes memoranda to faculty to communicate research results.
  • Provides empirical research support, including developing research designs, acquiring data sets, and performing statistical analysis.
  • Works with department’s document delivery service, troubleshooting problems when they arise, and personally performing document delivery tasks as appropriate.
  • Works with other members of the library liaison program to manage completion of research projects received through the liaison program.

Management of Research Services Students

  • Along with other departmental librarians, coordinates and oversees team of student research assistants for assistance with projects.
  • Provides advanced student assistance with statistical, econometric, or other data.
  • Reviews work product and provides constructive feedback on methodologies and strategies.
  • Supervises students who may be at the graduate level and would be working with statistical software or programs.
  • Upon request, incumbent may supervise other members of the library research services staff.

Faculty Liaison

  • Serves as the primary point of library contact for designated faculty members and is responsible for meeting regularly with them to assess their research and scholarship needs.
  • Understands designated faculty members’ areas of teaching and scholarship, and develops proactive services, as desired, for these faculty members.
  • Responds effectively to specialized research requests from faculty.
  • Provides advanced and refresher online training sessions to faculty members.

Training of Research Assistants and Others

  • Participates in developing and administering a thorough research training program for students employed as research assistants, focusing on departmental policies and procedures, advanced research techniques, legal reference bibliography, online database skills, research methodology, and topical research instruction.
  • Provides training when required to library colleagues or faculty personal research assistants in specialized statistical and econometric software.
  • Identifies additional training opportunities to meet empirical research needs.

Reference and Collection Development

  • Provides reference and research assistance through scheduled reference desk rotations and assigned consultations for students.
  • Shares knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods including international, foreign, and comparative law.
  • May provide service on scheduled evenings and weekends as well as during normal business hours.
  • Within assigned subject areas, selects materials for the collection and assesses the collection quality, making decisions on the addition, transfer, withdrawal, or preservation of individual titles.
  • Contributes to collection development policies by participating in relevant meetings and trainings.

Professional Activities & Institutional Advancement

  • Participates in activities of the law library, law center, university, and professional associations by serving as a committee member or volunteer.
  • Through work and actions, advances library goals and values as articulated in library planning documents and values statement.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability working with statistics or using software for statistical and spatial data analysis (GIS).
  • Adept at navigating and utilizing online and network-based information systems.
  • Expert knowledge of database tools to provide patrons with reports and information as requested, including using queries and scripting tools to display reports in web interfaces.
  • Aptitude in locating locally and externally available datasets and statistical materials.
  • Excellent communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent) or a Master’s degree in Economics or Statistics.
  • One to three years of professional experience in a law or academic library.
  • Empirical research and quantitative data analysis experience, including with econometrics and statistical software

The Empirical Research Services Librarian holds an Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Librarians are encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life.

Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package to help provide employees with work-life balance, including child care through professional, licensed on-site day care; tuition assistance for employees and their dependent children; and retirement savings in which the university contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://careers.georgetown.edu) by using Job Number JR06742 or via this link. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references (submission of a single document is preferred). Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable.

Priority will be given to applications received by July 3, 2019.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Law Library, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Georgetown Law Library seeks an energetic, self-driven Reference Librarian who is highly service- oriented and able to adapt to an evolving environment. With a dynamic staff of over 50 people, the Law Library welcomes and encourages initiative. Collaboration across departments is the norm, leadership and growth opportunities abound, and learning never ends.

The Reference Librarian is a member of a diverse reference and research services staff of 15 librarians from different professional backgrounds and with wide ranging interests and areas of expertise. The Reference Librarian provides extensive legal reference services in a fast-paced, dynamic environment by participating in the reference desk rotation, conducting individual research consultations, writing research guides, and participating in instructional programs. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reference, the Reference Librarian has duties that include but are not limited to:

Reference Service

  • Participates in the reference desk rotation (including evenings, weekends, and some holidays), and meets individually with students to advise them on research sources and strategies.

Instruction & Communication
     Actively involved in the teaching of legal research skills and online searching techniques to first- year students in the Legal Research and Writing program.
     Designs, develops, and teaches specialized legal research classes to upper-class students.
     Conducts research in appropriate disciplines to prepare for classes on specific topics (e.g., environmental law, health law, or tax law) and identifies key materials in the subject area.

Faculty Services
     Serves as the primary point of library contact for designated faculty members and is responsible for meeting regularly with them to assess their research and scholarship needs.
     Understands designated faculty members’ areas of teaching and scholarship, and develops proactive services, as desired, for these faculty members.
     In coordination with the Head of Library Research Services and the Head of Reference, responds effectively to specialized research requests from faculty, and, as appropriate, works with the Head of Library Research Services to assign faculty research projects to the Library Research Services Department’s students and staff.
     Provides advanced and refresher online training sessions to faculty members.
     Collaborates with others in the library to develop marketing and outreach initiatives to introduce and educate faculty about library services.

Selection
     Develops the library’s collection in assigned subject areas.
     Selects materials for the collection and assesses the quality of the collections, making decisions on the addition, transfer, withdrawal, or preservation of individual titles.
     Contributes to the library’s collection development policies by participating in relevant meetings and trainings.

Other Presentations and Tours
Develops, plans, and/or teaches programs on various aspects of legal research to specialized groups outside the library’s primary patrons and conducts tours of the library for visitors.

Professional Activities
Participates as a member of Library and Law Center committees, as well as in activities of professional associations (both library- and law-related).

Institutional Advancement
Through work and actions, advances library goals and values as articulated in library planning documents and values statement.

Requirements
     J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent.
     Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent.
     Expert knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods.
     Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases.
     Awareness of current trends in legal research, library automation, and library instructional programs.
     Excellent communications skills.
     Availability and willingness to work as scheduled during normal business hours, evening hours, weekend hours, and holiday hours.

Preferred Qualifications
     One to three years of professional experience in a law or academic library.
     Experience with teaching legal research.

The Reference Librarian position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Reference Librarians are encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life.

Reference Librarians hold Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointments. Entry-level applicants are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package to help provide employees with work-life balance, including child care through professional, licensed on-site day care; tuition assistance for employees and their dependent children; and retirement savings in which the university contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://careers.georgetown.edu) by using Job Number JR06733 or via this link. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references (submission of a single document is preferred). Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

The start date is negotiable. Priority will be given to applications received by June 26, 2019.

Position: Research Content Librarian
Location: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct complex legal and non-legal research including, interlibrary loan and news alerts across a wide range of practice areas
  • Familiarity with the firm’s broad portfolio of content such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Securities Mosaic, Law360, Bloomber BNA, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, Capital IQ and Newsdesk
  • Conduct current awareness content distribution in support of attorney electronic alerts utilizing the firm’s news aggregator Newsdesk
  • Participate in learning programs and orientation cycles for Summer and Fall Associates
  • Work closely with the Acquisitions and Content Librarian on a daily basis during resource constraints and absences

Qualifications
Required:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • Two to three years of experience as a researcher with a law firm or academic or public library
  • Service oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and executive presence
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with a dispersed team

Preferred:

  • Experience working across a matrixed organization

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Position: Research Analyst
Location: Arnold & Porter, Washington DC; Silicon Valley, CA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Analyst. The incumbent will be responsible for covering west coast hours (9:00 am. – 6:00 p.m. PT/ 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET Monday-Friday) and can be located in any of the following offices:  Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York or DC.

Our Research Analysts work as part of an energetic, creative and service oriented team, responding to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel located firm-wide and supporting designated practice and industry groups.  Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, collection development and other department activities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  
• Collaborating with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to perform legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
• Working with designated practice and industry groups to promote and raise awareness of research tools and services by offering targeted research and curated reports, orientations and training, and assistance with collection development by evaluating products and recommending changes.
• Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests, monitoring output and summarizing results.
• Contributing to the development of content for the intranet.

Qualifications:
• MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
• Two plus years recent, professional level legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
• Demonstrated ability to make cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, LexisAdvance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer and Bloomberg BNA.
• Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
• Strong customer service orientation.
• Able to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
• Able to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Apply online:  https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities 

Position: Head of Content Acquisitions and Management
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST.

The Head of Content Acquisitions and Management oversees the department which encompasses activities relating to the acquisition or licensing of information resources for law library collections and the maintenance of the collection. It is responsible for law library functions relating to ordering and acquisition of new print, electronic, other non-print, and archival material; processing and claiming of serial publications in all formats; vendor relations; compilation and reporting of acquisitions, serials, and other collection statistics. This position reports to the Law Library Deputy Director.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies
  • Two years of supervisory and/or management experience
  • Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets, databases, and other technology tools
  • Strong capability in performance and management of detail-oriented tasks
  • Experience working with codes and data in an integrated library system
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience with Alma preferred

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 Carole Prietto, 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 Friday, July 5, 2019.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Carole Prietto at cap166@law.georgetown.edu

Position: Data and Publications Librarian (Senior Analyst)
Location: Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST.

Background: The Information Services Unit (ISU) within the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Sector (KIC) is currently looking for a dynamic and motivated information system professional who values innovation and knowledge. In this role, you will help us make a difference in the development of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The team’s mission: ISU oversees the management of the Felipe Herrera library where our employees can develop excellent innovation and collaboration skills as well as expand our perspective of user-oriented service.
What you will do:
Management of publications:
  • You will support the effective monitoring of technical quality control processes for the publication of research reports and sectoral data in the Publications’ page (https://publications.iadb.org/) and Data (https://data.iadb.org/) of the IDB, advising on aspects such as metadata quality, use of taxonomies, etc. Advise the authors and institutional managers about our internal regulations, as well as the best practices of the publishing industry for the effective dissemination of their knowledge products.
  • You will analyze and continuously update existing technologies for the storage, curation and dissemination of data and sectoral datasets, including metadata healing and data exchange practices.
  • You will work as a team with sector and/or embedded librarians and with the dissemination and semantic web team on the use of specialized techniques for the visibility of knowledge on the Internet, such as search engine optimization (SEO).
Specialized information services:
  • You will provide superior embedded librarian services for your respective portfolio, maintaining library products, making sure that your clients’ needs of the clients are met.
  • You will disseminate state of the art external knowledge to sector specialists through LibGuides information portals (internally called “Infoguías”), using subscriptions to foster the use of information resources and other knowledge discovery tools available in the library.
  • You will offer personalized training in the use of library tools and platforms and constantly assess the changing needs of your client.
Taxonomy and semantic web
  • You will provide support in the use of organizational documentary tools, such as taxonomies, thesauri and ontologies.
  • You will manage semantic technology platforms, especially ontology management tools such as Pool Party.
  • You will maintain the institutional knowledge ontology, to facilitate the cataloging and subsequent organization and dissemination of our knowledge products (especially those related to publications and sectoral data), through the standardization of topics and keywords.
Reference Coordination
  • You will manage the services offered by the Felipe Herrera Library, from the circulation of printed material of the Library to requests for interlibrary loans created by Bank employees.
  • You will contribute to the reference coordination work with the team of embedded librarians.
Other tasks:
  • Support the different initiatives proposed by the Library team, ISU and the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Sector.
  • Organize and participate in trainings.
What you will need:
Education: A bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Information Management, Library Science or related fields. Bachelor of Science in the Library or specialist in subjects with experience in research is an asset.

Experience: Minimum one year of professional experience, providing high quality services for clients that meet their needs. Have the skills to seek and heal information which helps you find the right information and deliver it to your clients in a timely and effective manner. Value teamwork, but also be able to work independently and use your own judgment. Also, know how to work under pressure, in an accelerated and highly collaborative environment.

Skills: You have the ability to work on several issues at once, set priorities independently and have high attention to details. You are an advanced user of content management systems, especially ILLiad, WorldShare-OCLC and LibGuides, search engines (Google and Bing) and open data management applications such as Socrata and Microsoft Excel.

Languages: You are fluent in English and Spanish. Portuguese is a plus.

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Opportunity Summary:

Type of contract: Staff, fixed-term

Length of contract: 3 years
Location: Washington, DC
Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.

 

Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.
We encourage women, afro-descendants, people of indigenous origins, and persons with disabilities to apply.

About us: At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.

A candidate has been pre-identified for this position and may apply. However, this remains a competitive process and other qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will be duly considered.

Position: Librarian

Location: Defense Technical Information Center, Fort Belvoir, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) is the central facility for the acquisition, preservation, protection, retrieval, and dissemination of scientific and technical information (STI) supporting the Research and Engineering (R&E) needs of the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as federal and industry partners. DTIC provides leading edge information services and analysis products to the DoD community as a recognized leader in information and knowledge management innovations.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a librarian responsible for providing information retrieval services and customized products to DTIC’s customers.
  • The purpose of the work is to provide expertise in organizing, accessing, and disseminating scientific and technical information in specialized subject areas to meet the needs of the DTIC user community.
  • The librarian formulates search strategies to retrieve information from DTIC’s databases and collaborative tools (e.g., Technical Report, Unified Research and Engineering, Independent Research and Development, DoDTechipedia and DoDTechSpace).