Seven Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Research & Knowledge Analyst
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Job Summary

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. The work schedule for the position is Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and professional staff in all practice areas of the firm.
  • Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.
  • Supports research and Knowledge Management initiatives for firm attorneys and professional staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.
  • Mentors Research & Knowledge Services professional staff.
  • Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to:  Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah, SNL.
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources.
  • Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Proven ability in using WYSIWYG web page editors.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Flexibility to travel and adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of eight years) and a minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Research Librarian

With over 1,400 lawyers in 31 offices across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is a fully integrated global law firm that provides clients with connected legal advice, wherever and whenever they need it. The firm is known for its relationship-driven, collaborative culture, diverse legal experience and industry-shaping innovation and offers clients one of the most active M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk practices in the world.

Position Overview

We are looking for a Research Librarian who shares a passion for research, innovation and excellent customer service who can provide a wide variety of research and related services to lawyers and staff locally and globally as needed. This position participates in the training of lawyers and paralegals on library and research services, the use of new technologies and/or upgraded versions of existing services. The Research Librarian is also part of a global research team and participates in firmwide calls and projects with a dedicated and supportive Library and Research Services team. Travel to NY office once a quarter also required.

Responsibilities

  • Provides in-depth as well as quick reference legal and business research support to lawyers, staff and clients globally through an appropriate combination of traditional resources and emerging technologies
  • Monitors and responds to a wide variety of research requests utilizing a reference request database and coordinates this effort with other global research team members.
  • Participates in planning and implementation of training programs for lawyers and staff to promote the effective use of library resources, both locally and globally as needed.
  • Utilizes interlibrary loan and document retrieval services as needed.
  • Participates in Firmwide teleconferences with library and research services staff as scheduled.
  • Participates as a team member on select projects and initiatives as assigned.
  • Stays current on research technologies by keeping up with professional literature
  • Takes responsibility for various administrative tasks as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including both Firmwide and local library projects
  • Makes quarterly visits to New York office to support research needs, promote library and research services functions and build relationships in New York office.

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

  • Ability to deal professionally and possess demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability and commitment to interact effectively with a diverse clientele both internally and externally
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, to prioritize and complete projects rapidly and efficiently, yet thoroughly.
  • Demonstrated expertise in legal and corporate research techniques using both print and electronic resources
  • Ability and willingness to participate in the process of evaluating websites and electronic research resources from substantive and technical perspectives
  • Proven proficiency in a variety of databases, including but not limited to Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, Courtlink and a variety of specialty research resources.
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation and proactive creative approach to marketing library and research services
  • Clear, concise and effective verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to present to individuals and groups
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, often with coworkers in other offices
  • Proven success as a service-oriented, proactive, flexible, adaptable, responsible and detail-oriented individual in prior position(s)
  • Proven experience with automated library systems preferred.
  • Experience with web page creation software such as Microsoft SharePoint preferred.
  • Requires the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled.

Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited school
  • Minimum two years law library experience, preferably in a law firm setting.
  • Will consider someone with related experience and proven track record.

Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of the employee. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Serials Management)
Location: Library Service and Content Management, Library Technical Services, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington , District of Columbia.
The Selectee will work Shift-1 Monday- Friday and a tour of duty from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Librarian (Serials Management), your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Serves as subject matter expert in serials management: researches operational issues involving serials control and recommends solutions for life cycle management of serials involving workflows, processes, procedures, and staffing skills; works with the team to resolve complex issues identified in the life cycle management of Federal resources/publications.
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive serials management plan for current and historic serials in tangible and electronic formats, taking into consideration factors such as staffing levels and skills, changes in technology, expectations of customers, new approaches and practices to serials management.
  • Performs professional tasks to manage the life cycle of U.S. Government serials and integrating resources, including proper identification, selection, cataloging, classification and check-in of these resources, current and historic, in tangible and electronic forms.
  • Serves as expert on serial cataloging rules and practices to be able to identify various bibliographic control issues and concerns unique to serial publications and integrating resources.
  • Develops, collects, and evaluates serials management statistics which measures the outcomes achieved and the goals accomplished.
  • Serves as the serials specialist recommending and developing new procedures and practices to identify, locate, and fill gaps in serial holdings in the Catalog of Government Publications.
  • Reviews existing serials and integrating resources policies and guidelines within LTS to determine any gaps that exist.
  • Trains and develops staff, including reviewing and updating serials and integrating resources cataloging training plans, conducting workshops, reviewing the records of staff learning this work.
  • Serves as representative, lead, subject matter expert on projects, initiatives, committees, at conferences both internally and externally for LSCM and GPO.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian Technician (Senior Delivery Technician)
Location: Collections Integrity and Maintenance Office, Collections Access, Loan and Management (CALM) Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $42,308 to $55,006 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position is located in the Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Unit 1 of the Collections Integrity and Maintenance Office, Collections Access, Loan and Management (CALM) Division.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
The position description number for this position is 232078.

Responsibilities
The incumbent picks up, distributes, and returns items requested by CALM’s Reference and Collections Support Section staff for the use primarily of Congressional and interlibrary loan customers and for other official purposes.

Incumbent is responsible for scanning all material upon arrival from Ft. Meade and when material is delivered to the appropriate custodial division or reading room. When loan requests are filled, incumbent assembles books for delivery to Congressional offices, maintains a computerized log noting the time the books are leaving the Division, and transfers them to a commercial delivery service on a strict schedule.

Incumbent photocopies or scans articles and short works identified by reference staff for interlibrary loan customers. These items are either mailed to the requestors, are sent by fax or through other document transmission methods such as ARIEL and Odyssey.

Incumbent checks the majority of books that are returned to the shelf, normally by scanning the item’s barcode into the check-in function of the LC ILS Circulation module.

Incumbent provides circulation status checks for Library staff who request material and receive not-on-shelf responses if these staff cannot search the circulation database themselves and need to know whether or not a book is charged.

Other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technician (Information and Technical Services)
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) , Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a library technician (information and technical services) to process and maintain research materials used by CRS staff. The selectee also responds to requests for information and documents by internal and external clients.

Responsibilities
CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing 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 public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

The Library technician will perform the following duties:

  • Identifies documents and other materials relevant to the CRS mission, and assists in making the materials accessible to staff. This includes downloading digital documents or digitizing printed materials and uploading files to internal repositories.
  • Checks in serial publications, receives and processes newly received materials, and updates holdings information in the library catalog.
  • Searches library catalogs and databases to verify bibliographic information. Creates metadata for digital documents or collections, applying established taxonomies as appropriate.
  • Maintains print collections, including sorting, shelving, and weeding materials; shifting collections; assisting with collection inventories to identify gaps and duplicates. Assist in developing and maintaining digital collections.
  • Assists in the staffing of the CRS research facilities and/or congressional reading rooms.
  • Provides ready reference and document delivery services: identifies, retrieves, and delivers documents from a range of sources and in diverse media, contacting libraries and other cultural institutions, government agencies, publishers, and authors as needed.
  • Delivers a variety of documents and data, making copies of CRS seminars and workshop materials in response to client requests.
  • Conducts searches on a variety of electronic resources to locate appropriate documents or to find factual information such as names and contact information for congressional liaisons or addresses of organizations.

Position: Faculty and Web Services Librarian
Location: Antonin Scalia Law School, Law Library, George Mason University, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Responsibilities:

This position reports to the Associate Director of the Law Library. The incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing library services to faculty and providing web services to the law school and law library. Duties include management of the faculty liaison program, web editing and content development, development and design of both print and online resources, reference and research services to law faculty through the faculty liaison program, law student instruction, providing reference services to students, faculty, and alumni, and other duties as assigned.

Duties:

  • Oversee and coordinate liaison services to full-time and adjunct faculty;
  • Provide liaison services to designated faculty members:
    • Provide on-line searches for faculty, and provide cases, articles, and other library materials upon request;
    • Assist faculty with locating print materials in the collection, by ILL, or purchase, and provide assistance in the use of electronic databases;
    • Work as liaison to faculty in the identification, evaluation, and selection of library materials;
    • Assist full-time, adjunct faculty and staff in the use of the TWEN course management system.
  • Develop, design, and maintain content for the law school and law library website, and print promotional and instructional materials to include:
    • Update, upload, and edit website content for law school departments and law student organizations;
    • Develop and design print promotional materials, programs, posters, brochures, instructional materials, and other documentation as needed;
    • Create and maintain web templates, forms, and images;
    • Provide backup support for the calendar, news, and events on the website;
    • Create and update faculty and adjunct profiles, biographies, and CVs;
    • Post on the website prior to each semester course syllabi, assignments and related materials;
    • Assist with faculty homepages on WordPress;
    • Maintain proficiency in HTML, MODx, WordPress, Siteimprove, Illustrator, Photoshop, and other tools as needed.
  • Serve as coordinator of the Faculty Research Paper Series on the Social Science Research Network; submit and update faculty research papers for online publication and distribution; monitor usage statistics associated with faculty publications; post original papers to the law school’s website;
  • Provide Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law passwords for faculty and staff and assist new users in setting-up accounts and using databases; oversee and monitor password lists in Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law in an effort to keep them current;
  • Assist with legal instruction in the LRWA first and second year programs; assist with Scholarly Writing for journal students; lecture in selected law school classes each semester on the use of legal databases and other related resources;
  • Participate in collection development, including reviewing both print and electronic materials for selection;
  • Oversee the maintenance of the law school’s electronic file of VA Supreme Court records and briefs;
  • Coordinate with Mason paralegal class instructors and conduct or schedule tours of the Law Library for their classes;
  • Provide general reference services by e-mail, telephone, and in-person to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other members of the Mason community;
  • Participate in professional development, to include, attending conferences and meetings of national, state, and regional professional associations; serve on library and university committees;
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school and/or an M.L.S. or equivalent, from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library school;
  • Thorough knowledge of legal bibliography, both in print and electronic formats; academic law library experience providing services to law faculty;
  • Relevant teaching experience; strong service orientation and organizational abilities; proficiency with HTML;
  • Ability to use a content management system (MODX, WordPress) to develop and maintain web content; demonstrated experience with photo editing and graphic design using Photoshop and Illustrator;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

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Position: Library Coordinator
Location: George Washington University, Washington, DC
Salary: $17.49 – $22.77

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This position is a permanent part-time paraprofessional working as a member of the Information and Instructional Services Staff. The Library Coordinator provides front-line, core information services to faculty, staff, and students of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), School of Nursing (SON), Milken School of Public Health (GWSPH), GW Hospital, and Medical Faculty Associates (MFA). This includes responding to inquiries via phone, in person, and email or instant messages at the reference desk, from 4-8 pm Monday through Thursday and from 12-4 pm on Saturday. This position is a patron-facing position that staffs the Library’s Reference Desk during all hours listed.