Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician
Location: Preservation Directorate of Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $37,955 to $49,338 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Responsibilities
The incumbent houses collections-level materials by hand using protective enclosures such as folders, envelopes, sleeves, or polyester encapsulations. Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for Library materials from the permanent research collections for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are inappropriate. Places collection-level materials in alkaline file folders and manuscript boxes. Safely removes materials from acidic binders or containers and places them in appropriate protective enclosures.

Performs basic repairs to collection materials, including tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; tightening hinges; and repairing paper using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper. Humidifies and flattens materials as appropriate and constructs pockets to house material. Conducts treatment in a production environment by batching similar treatments. Repairs performed include mid to upper level repairs, but are not limited to new spines, re-cases and new cases.

Equipment used may include board shears, guillotine cutter, book presses, computers, mounting press, ultrasonic or heat-welding equipment, box-making machine, fume hood, pressure and spray equipment for deacidification preparation or sewing frames.

Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of computer operations and of designated computer software packages for word processing, database management, graphic design, statistical compilations, and bibliographic production.

Participates on Library committees and/or task forces and contributes to the Library-wide disaster preparedness and response efforts.

Under minimal supervision, prepares various simple, routine written materials in support of the unit or office, such as form letters or standard response forms. Prepares and/or drafts general correspondence in accord with established policies and procedures, and in accord with specific instructions from the supervisor.

Position: Librarian
Location: U.S Department of State, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Information Services Branch, Ralph J. Bunche Library Division, Office of Information Programs and Services, DAS for Global Information Services, Bureau of Administration (A/GIS/IPS/LIBR/IS), in the U.S. Department of State (DOS). Serves as the official liaison from the Department’s Library to the Office of the Legal Advisor in providing legal research services for legal practitioners throughout DOS.

Responsibilities

  • Acts as the Library’s recognized authority for legal research and as a senior liaison to the Office of the Legal Advisor.
  • Solves highly complex research problems by conducting extensive researches that involve the use of primary and secondary sources and complex searches in online legal databases.
  • Assesses training requirements for employees in the Office of the Legal Advisor, the Library and other legal researchers in the Department, and develops and delivers a comprehensive training program.
  • Develops marketing and outreach materials designed to increase the use of Library resources, with emphasis on the effective utilization of its legal resources.
  • Monitor trends and developments in the legal field, utilizing expert knowledge of legal research and DOS’ Bureau, Office and overseas posts legal requirements, in order to oversee development of a specialized collection in the Library.

Position: Librarian (Law)
Location: Office of the Secretary of Interior, Washington, DC
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.