Eight Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Librarian, ZA-1410-II (GS-9/11 Equivalent)
Location: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Information Services Office in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Salary: $59,534 to $93,638 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Information Services Office in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Are you ready to explore your future with NIST?
Your application package may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy.

Responsibilities
Working as a Librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), you will provide high-quality reference and research assistance, library instruction, and outreach services to NIST scientific, technical, and administrative staff in areas such as physics, biology, chemistry, materials science, engineering, information technology, business and industry news and trends. You will work shifts at the library information desk, conduct in-depth research queries, organize, synthesize, and compile results into a deliverable format that meets the customer’s needs, answer ready-reference questions, assist customers in the use of library databases, reference management tools, and provide circulation services as needed.

Position: Object Cataloger
Location: Corestaff Services, Government Contract, Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Object Cataloger on a government contract. We are recruiting for a museum or library professional for this project. The location is Bowie, MD.

This position reports to an on-site project manager and is part of a team that examines, researches, and describes artifacts, and writes donor biographies and historical summaries for the Museum’s online collections catalog. The work combines historical research and object research to tell the story of the artifact and its owner within the context of the Holocaust and World War II.

Responsibilities:

Duties include:

  • handling, examining, and describing delicate objects of various types
  • reviewing and assessing accession and donor documents
  • critical analysis of source information and synthesizing complex research
  • creating detailed catalog records per project standards and guidelines, and in accordance with Library of Congress and other recognized systems
  • writing original biographies and object narratives from institutional files, databases, and other research
  • managing time efficiently, working on multiple projects, and following through effectively with all issues and tasks
  • working independently and as part of a small, high performance team
    additional tasks, as needed

Position: Library Technical Services Assistant
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.

Job Title
Library Technical Services Assistant (#S03165)
Job Description Summary
Montgomery College (MC), Office of Library Services located in Rockville, MD, has need for a full-time Library Technical Services Assistant, position #S03165. The position is a Grade 21, non-exempt level, bargaining position. Non-exempt positions are not eligible to work secondary jobs at the College. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Under supervision and/or direction, incumbents in this job class assist with the collegewide acquisition, receipt, bibliographic control, registration of online access, and delivery of materials to facilitate use of, and access to, the library’s electronic collections. Incumbents create and maintain bibliographic holdings, financial (purchase orders, invoices, monitoring fund balances), technical, and online configuration data in the library’s integrated library system (ILS), electronic resource vendor platforms, electronic resource management system, and related knowledge bases.

Contacts generally are with vendors, students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Head of Cataloging and Metadata
Location: George Washington University Law School, 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 head of cataloging & metadata position to begin as early as April 15, 2020. In support of Law School research needs, the librarian in this position oversees the Cataloging & Metadata Department, which provides bibliographic description and subject access to materials acquired for the library collection.  Basic qualifications for this position are a graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirement by the time of appointment; and at least three years of professional-level experience in cataloging and/or metadata services.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Review of applications will begin February 17, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.  For complete information and to apply for this position, please view the posting at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/73336. Please upload a resume, cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Position: Intellectual Property (IP) Research Librarian
Location: Jones Day (any U.S. office)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Firm Research and Library Services Intellectual Property (IP) Research Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to lawyers, paralegals and support staff. The IP Research Librarian works independently in performing research and related projects and is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to clients, producing quality work product and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. The IP Research Librarian performs in-depth and complex intellectual property reference and research duties, including responding to user requests for information from internal and external resources, onsite and offsite materials, and print and non-print media on legal, business and intellectual property topics. Above all, the IP Research Librarian must fulfill the needs of the Firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s vision and values.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree required; Library Science or STEM degree preferred.

Minimum of five years demonstrated experience of law library resources, fundamentals, and procedures.

Minimum of two years of experience in patent research.

Experience with online searches using external databases and services including, but not limited to, PatDocs, PatBase, ProQuest, Docket Navigator, CompuMark, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law.

https://staffapply.jonesday.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=7&FilterJobCategoryID=6&FilterJobID=219

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Jones Day (Any U.S. Office)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Firm Research and Library Services Research Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to lawyers, paralegals and support staff. The Research Librarian works independently in performing research and related projects and is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to clients, producing quality work product and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. The Research Librarian performs in-depth and complex business and legal reference and research duties, including responding to user requests for information from internal and external resources, onsite and offsite materials, and print and non-print media on legal, business and general topics. Above all, the Research Librarian must fulfill the needs of the Firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s vision and values.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree required; Library Science degree preferred.

Minimum of five years demonstrated experience in law library resources, fundamentals, and procedures.

Working knowledge of the litigation process and docketing, including creating updating and maintaining docket alerts, tracking and research.

Experience with online searches using external databases and services including, but not limited to, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, D&B Hoovers, Cheetah, and Capital IQ.

https://staffapply.jonesday.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=7&FilterJobCategoryID=6&FilterJobID=218

Position: Legal Research Analyst
Location: Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,030 to $93,638 per year

Summary
Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.
This position is located in the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 370481.
The salary range reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime or compflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Candidates who are referred to interview for this position will be required to complete a writing and/or editing assignment.

Responsibilities
Contributes to ongoing legal research projects, publications, presentations, and legal bibliographic materials, and participates in producing the Law Library’s research work in digital and analogous formats. Uses skills, software applications and tools to prepare, edit, and finalize products for publishing or transmission, adhering to the Law Library’s technical and editorial standards.

Provides research support and assistance to staff. Collaborates with others on designing, developing, and maintaining authoring and publishing programs, assists with development and production of the Law Library’s online products and publications, performs web page content control functions, and communicates with Law Library authors concerning work products.

Conducts research in limited segments of specialized or technical research projects for Law Library clients resulting in written or oral reports, memoranda, letters, annotated bibliographies, research guides, brochures, infographics, and other publications. The research may require using standard reference tools and applying techniques and practices that have gaps in specificity requiring some interpretation to cover new or evolving subject matter. Assignments involve dealing with legal research problems, questions, or situations within assigned jurisdictions.

Provides legal and legislative reference services involving legal issues for an educationally and culturally diverse clientele, including Members of Congress, the judiciary, government agencies, foreign governments, scholars, academics, the practicing bar, the press and the general public. Assists Law Library clients in adapting and modifying research methods and techniques. Analyzes specialized or technical information from a wide variety of sources in English and foreign languages when responding to basic questions for legal and legislative information.

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

Requirements

The Head of Content Acquisitions and Management oversees the Content Acquisitions Department, which encompasses activities relating to the acquisition or licensing of information resources for law library collections and the maintenance of the collection. The incumbent is responsible for law library functions relating to ordering and acquisition of print, electronic, other non-print, and archival materials, and processing and claiming serial publications in all formats. S/he oversees vendor relations, compilation and reporting of acquisitions, serials, and other collection statistics. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director and working with other Library Department Heads to develop library-wide policies and practices, the Head of Content Acquisitions and Management works closely with the Head of Cataloging and Metadata to improve workflows and ensure purchased materials are processed in a timely manner and has additional duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Manages acquisitions and serials activities to efficiently order and receive materials to be added to the library collection.
  • Co-chairs the Collection Development Committee with the Associate Director for Research and Collection Development, developing and implementing comprehensive plans, policies, and procedures for staff.
  • Develops short- and long-term strategies for staff development and training.
  • Supervises staff, providing tools, reviewing workflows and workloads, and facilitating training to promote effective work performance.
  • Administers operations for ordering and receiving library materials in all formats, selecting and evaluating the performance of library materials vendors.
  • Monitors approval plans, subscriptions, monographic series, blanket orders, memberships, package plans, standing orders, firm orders and all other types of library materials orders.
  • Reviews invoices, price discounts, and other vendor/library commercial arrangements, supervising the curation of license agreements.
  • Establishes and maintains positive business relations with the book and serials trade industries and other supplies of library materials.
  • Establishes, revises, and maintains quality record control procedures, including those regarding record creation and clean-up.
  • Develops policies and procedures to ensure timely and persistent availability of resources, working with administration and accounting to resolve payment or allocation issues.
  • Negotiates shared resources plans and cost sharing with other libraries.
  • Collaborates with other departments to implement improvements in workflow and activities which impact Content Acquisitions, other departments, and the overall collection including but not limited to: collection maintenance (e.g., weeding, item replacement), electronic resources processing and maintenance (ensuring library’s compliance with license terms), statistical analysis (inflation rates, analysis of usage statistics), and collection development.
  • Participates in library committees, task forces, and working groups as appropriate in order to advance this collaboration.
  • Participates in library committees and forums, search committees, task forces, etc. to contribute to the over-all welfare of the library operations or to represent the unit, performing work for other departments or sections as part of library-wide efforts in cross-training and personal development as needed.
  • Participates in professional organizations such as the American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, and the Law Librarians Society of the District of Columbia (LLSDC) as a representative of the library and to actively participate in the advancement and promotion of the librarian profession, serving in various leadership capacities within these groups.

Requirements and 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 with excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Commitment to enhancing services through teamwork and responsiveness to clients

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Ex Libris products and the acquisition of legal materials