Five Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Position: Reference/Business & Finance Librarian
Location: George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, located in Washington, DC, seeks a qualified librarian for its reference/business & finance librarian position to begin as early as September 3, 2019. The librarian in this position will provide research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons.


-Provides research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons;

-Performs regular reference desk duties and provides backup reference desk assistance (including weekends and/or evenings), as needed;

-Assists patrons in locating and using a variety of print and online information resources;

-Participates in liaison services, which includes providing research support to faculty, students, and staff of the GW Law Business and Finance Law Program and other Law School organizations; alerting liaison faculty to current developments in areas of interest through selective dissemination of information; and assisting students participating in co-curricular activities;

-Prepares and delivers research lectures for law students and other groups;

-Drafts, revises, and contributes to print and online research guides, bibliographies, and other specialized finding aids and publications;

-Maintains expertise in both general law and domestic business and finance law research techniques and resources through attendance at professional conferences, continuing legal education programs, and independent study;

-Participates in collection development activities relating to domestic business and finance law, which includes selecting new materials, monitoring acquisitions budget and expenditures, reviewing gifts, and periodically reviewing the collection for currency, withdrawal, or relocation of materials;

-Plans and mounts library exhibits;

-Conducts library orientations and tours as necessary; and

-Performs other duties as assigned by the head of reference.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Collections Services Section of the Asian Division, Collection and Services Directorate, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $37,955 to $49,338 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, maintains the collections. Received training in shelving materials using multiple systems of classifications and local shelf arrangement. Based on this knowledge, systematically reads designated shelves to ensure that items are properly arranged. Arranges, sorts, and re-shelves materials returned to the stacks according to shelflist order. Continually shelfreads in assigned areas to ensure that each item is in proper shelflist order. Rearranges and shifts items under supervisory guidance and in accordance with available space.

Identifies and removes items suspected of containing errors in labeling and/or cataloging and forwards items for appropriate correction. Learns how to follow routine retention/discard procedures.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, retrieves materials in the collections. Applies judgement in retrieving materials. Receives call slips indicating call number, author, title, volume, etc., of materials requested by readers or staff. Draws upon knowledge of the LC classification system to understand its peculiarities especially in the areas covered by the Asian Division. Understand the meaning of different shelf markers, and be able to locate materials which may have special requirements such as being in a foreign language or format. Checks title, author, call number, etc. against call slip. Inserts call slip in the book and other routing slips as required, and dispatches the requested materials. When information is incomplete or inaccurate, seeks assistance and verifies the call number, edition and other indicia in order to locate the requested item.

Performs interlibrary loan functions by searching guides and shelves for material going out on loan. Examines condition of materials returned and re-shelves material appropriately.

Serves at the reference desk in reading room, accepting cal slips from readers. Reviews call slips for accuracy and completion. Learns to identify material housed in other custodial locations or off site facilities. Delivers materials or status reports to the requester’s desk in the Asian Reading Room.

Assists the library clientele in the use of library resources by locating materials; showing users how to find items in the public access catalog, periodical index, electronic storage files, and other finding aids. Learns to answer a wide range of ready reference questions. Uses knowledge of publication formats in foreign languages and of Romanization tables to perform duties involving several major Asian languages, such as serials check-in or locating requested material for loan to other libraries.

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. Uses 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.

Learns proper method of handling books, paper, photographs, CDs, microfilms and microfiches, or moving image materials in order to track and apply appropriate labels, barcode labels, security devices, bookplates, and/or property stamps across the Library. Learns to create updates and edits bibliographic records within the Integrated Library Systems.

Determines and performs basic rehousing of the Library’s collection materials. Follows the standard procedures to route materials for repair, housing, binding, or reformatting. Works in cooperation with supervisors and other specialists to ensure that collections are properly prepared for treatment, transport, and disposition. Performs preliminary routines needed to identify and refer materials ready for binding; this includes being able to sort materials in a variety of formats and languages.

Preservation of Library materials requires some physical exertion such as pushing and pulling materials ready for binding from one area to another.

Position: Librarian
Location: United States Fleet Forces Command
Salary: $69,581 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

You will serve as a Librarian in the Office of the Deputy Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of NAVOBSERV.


  • You will assist in directing library services to include administration, policies, facilities, hours of operation and budget.
  • You will provide guidance for reference services using electronic databases, technical literature, bibliographies in the subject field.
  • You will analyze astronomical research requirements using an on-line astronomical literature database.
  • You will participate in and contribute to local library organizations, specialized committees and other societies.

Position: Reference and Faculty Services Librarian
Location: George Mason Law Library at Scalia Law School, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.


This position reports to the Associate Director of the Law Library. The incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing all library services to faculty, as well as providing professional library services to students, staff, faculty and alumni. Responsibilities include reference and research services, law student instruction, management of the faculty liaison program, and other duties as assigned.


  • Provide general reference services by e-mail, telephone, and in-person to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Prepare instructions and research guides (both online and print) to support instruction and reference services;
  • Oversee and coordinate liaison services to faculty, adjunct faculty and law reviews.
  • Provide liaison services to designated full-time faculty members:
  • Provide online searches for faculty and facilitate copying of cases, articles and other library materials upon request;
  • Assist faculty with locating print materials in the collection or by ILL or purchase, and also provide assistance in the use of electronic databases;
  • Work as a liaison to teaching faculty in the identification, evaluation, and selection of library materials;
  • Create and update faculty and adjunct profiles, biographies, and CVs on the Law School website, as needed. Make other updates as requested;
  • Assist with other liaison responsibilities as needed;
  • Serve as coordinator of the law school’s working paper series on the Social Science Research Network and HeinOnline Author Profiles. Submit and keep updated faculty research papers for online publication and distribution; monitor usage statistics associated with faculty publications; and post original papers to the law school website;
  • Post on the law school website prior to each semester course syllabi, assignments, and related course descriptions and materials for all law school classes and assist faculty in the use of TWEN;
  • Assist with legal instruction in the LRWA (Legal Research, Writing and Analysis) program; lecture in selected law school classes on the use of legal and/or historical electronic databases; and participate in other workshops and instructional sessions as needed;
  • Oversee the maintenance of the law school’s electronic file of Supreme Court records and briefs;
  • Participate in collection development, including reviewing both print and electronic materials for selection;
  • Obtain Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law passwords for faculty, adjuncts, and staff. Oversee and monitor password lists for those categories of users in Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law to keep them current;
  • Coordinate with GMU paralegal class instructors to provide appropriate library services and tours, as needed;
  • Participate in professional development including attending conferences and meetings of national, state and regional professional associations. Serve on library and university committees; and
  • Perform other duties as required.

Position: Associate Director
Location: George Mason Law Library at Scalia Law School, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.


1. Train, supervise, and evaluate all public services personnel, which includes the Reference Librarian, the Research Services Librarian, the Reference & Outreach Librarian, the Reference & Faculty Services Librarian, the Research Services Specialist, the Circulation Manager, and part-time wages and student circulation assistants.

2. Train, supervise, and evaluate the library Administrative Assistant.

3. Oversee day-to-day operations of library public services, including circulation, reference, inter-library loan, collection maintenance, and instructional services. Coordinate departmental projects and initiatives.

4. Serve on the Collection Development Committee with other professional librarians to evaluate, update, and implement collection development policies, and identify titles for selection, cancellation, and weeding.

5. Provide direct liaison support to law school faculty, including assistance in the use of print an electronic resources, preparation of bibliographies, and facilitation of inter-library and document delivery.

6. Teach legal research as part of the two-year LRWA program, including instruction in both print and electronic resources. Participate in other bibliographic instruction classes including substantive law classes, orientation, and library tours. Participate in LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law training.

7. Serve as Human Resources Liaison for the law library. Coordinate recruitment and orientation of all new classified staff and administrative faculty through eWork. Approve all wage and work-study hiring in Banner HR.

8. Coordinate all public services statistics for reporting purposes to accrediting organizations.

9. Approve and monitor non-book purchases in eVA and Bank of america.

10. Oversee all facilities and housekeeping issues.

11. Participate in professional development activities, library committees, law school, and university activities.

12. Other duties as assigned.