Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Steptoe, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Steptoe, an Am Law 100 firm, is seeking an experienced researcher to join its Research & Information Services Department in the DC office. This position will be responsible for providing sophisticated research and reference services to support the firm’s attorneys and staff. Expertise with legal research (statutory, regulatory and case law) and non-legal research is required. The Research Analyst will be responsible for analyzing and summarizing findings and delivering well targeted results. The Analyst will also be engaged in current awareness and monitoring;  training programs; and knowledge initiatives. Candidates must demonstrate mastery with legal information sources, including Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg,  docketing services and legal analytics. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required. Minimum qualifications for this position include previous legal research experience, and a JD or MLS (both degrees are preferred), strong writing skills and a commitment to customer service. Some weekend or evening hours may be required.

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Steptoe is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Position: Chief of Library Access and Discovery Services
Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense, Fort McNair, DC
Salary: $115,329 to $120,566 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Defense University (NDU) is recruiting a Chief of Library Access and Discovery Services to lead a team in providing access to, and ensuring delivery of, pertinent and timely information resources in all formats. NDU educates joint War fighters in critical thinking and the creative application of military power to inform national strategy and globally integrated operations, under conditions of disruptive change, in order to conduct war.

Supervises and evaluates a staff of approximately 13 professional and support employees;

Maintains the Library & Learning Center’s position at the forefront of changes in technology, and the storage and delivery of information, interfacing with NDU’s Information Technology Directorate to facilitate convergence of information resources and technologies (databases, search interfaces, delivery platforms and vehicles, etc.) in the service of the teaching/learning process.

Ensures library electronic systems architecture, including integration and functionality, for seamless patron access to catalog(s), databases, and third-party vendor applications. Similarly oversees development of the library home page on both the World Wide Web and NDU internal web to reflect available resources and services.

Ensures accurate and timely classification and cataloging of the library’s print and electronic resources with access points and metadata providing maximum searchability.

Develops, maintains, monitors, oversees, and reports on library budget(s) in accordance with NDU goals and curriculum, serving as Approving Official for the library’s government credit card purchases and Property Manager. Interfaces with all external Library vendors, manages the Library’s government contracts, monitors acquisitions and secures serials subscriptions.

Responsible for the maintenance of print collections, circulation of print and other physical items, and inter-library loans.

Recommends and oversees digitization projects, digital repositories, and accessibility to digital resources.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $48,670 to $63,267 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Library Technician’s duties encompass all aspects of collection accessioning, maintenance, preservation, and retrieval. The incumbent’s duties include accessioning new material, preparing items for preservation and updating and maintaining the largest and most complex legal collection in the world.
The position description number for this position is 363669.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Inputs, searches and maintains inventory and/or bibliographic control information for the Law Library’s collection. The incumbent ensures accountability of receipts by timely check-in and/or inventory of each piece received in the Law Library. Incumbent also conducts physical inventory on existing collection items. Proficiency in using information technology to process, manage, maintain, track, and identify a voluminous and highly complex acquisition and distribution system for all different types of legal material.

Applies knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to resolve a wide variety of problems relating to managing maintaining and securing a voluminous and complex legal and government document collection of approximately 2.9 million items. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling before such items reach final destination.

Collates materials in a variety of formats and languages for making a preliminary determination on whether the set or series are complete. Creates item records in the ILS for all volumes collated for binding or filming. Creates online binding tickets for units to be sent to the Library’s binding unit and/or updates the holdings records to reflect newly bound or filmed material. Working with the collection, takes the appropriate steps to suppress issues sent for binding/filming from public display in the catalog.

Prepares items for digitization, including creating basic metadata and updating holding records to reflect new formatting. Independently locates items not readily available on the shelf. Determines advanced search strategies and conducts bibliographic and special searches in automated or manual files for incompletely or inaccurately cited requests or insufficient bibliographic data. Assists Law Library of Congress staff and clients with locating items by checking in files, such as the Class K Shelf-list and other automated and manual Law Library files. Searches the Library’s ILS to determine the location of the requested item. Reports findings on specific identification of items and other pertinent information, such as number and location of copies/sets, assignments, date recorded, etc.

Performs special searches of various computer, card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify receipt, location, and internal distribution of legal and government document publications. Ensures bibliographic and/or acquisitions data elements are accurate and input into software applications, reflecting item level control of the material.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services

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.


The Georgetown University Library is seeking an experienced, dynamic Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services to lead and implement forward-looking initiatives to engage with the work of Georgetown faculty, students, and researchers at every stage of the scholarly process. The AUL provides leadership and direction for a division that includes the departments of Research Services, which is responsible for collection development, instruction, and research services; Copyright and Scholarly Communications; Library Assessment; the Bioethics Research Library; the School of Continuing Studies Library; and the Woodstock Theological Library. Over 27 FTE report directly or indirectly to this position.

As a member of the Library’s Executive Committee and Leadership Council, s/he shares in the responsibilities for decision-making, resource management, strategic direction and development of policies for the library operations and services within a collaborative, team oriented environment. As indicated, s/he represents the Dean of the Library and the Library within the University and in local, regional, and national associations and consortia. This position reports to the Deputy University Librarian.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Administration, Management, and Program Development

  • Directs all aspects of the division, ensuring that the library’s strategic and annual plans are incorporated into and accomplished through division goals and objectives.

  • Sets priorities, ensures sustained progress toward achieving goals, and drives continuous improvement in operations and services. Oversees planning and resource management within the division.

  • Assesses operating and staffing needs, developing plans accordingly. Guides, develops, and supervises middle managers directly and through them manages a large professional staff.

  • Analyzes, anticipates and responds to the evolving library and higher education environment by developing emerging initiatives (e.g., scholarly communications, data services, technology-enhanced learning) into sustainable library programs.

Scholarly Resources and Services

  • Develops strategies for cultivating collaborative working relationships among scholars, librarians, staff and students as well as for aligning services proactively with academic priorities.

  • Oversees the development of content selection strategies to create and promote the Library’s extensive principal collections in all formats, including books, journals, databases, video, and data. Works with academic departments to assess the impact of proposed new academic programs on the library.

  • Works closely with colleagues who have direct responsibility for the library’s materials budget (approximately $8m in FY2019), delegating responsibility for budget allocations and assignment of subject areas.


  • Master’s degree in Library Science or MIS from an ALA-accredited institution plus a second advanced degree in a related field are required.

  • Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible administrative experience in providing services related to research, teaching and learning and scholarly communication.

  • Successful record of management and administration of a large staff, along with the ability to articulate vision, set direction, and accomplish initiatives in rapidly changing environments.

  • Demonstrated success in outreach to faculty, students, the University community, and related stakeholders.

  • Established expertise in managing library materials budgets and developing scholarly and circulating collections.

  • Demonstrated deep knowledge of trends and issues affecting academic research libraries, along with understanding of and enthusiasm for the role of the library in the research, teaching, and learning mission of the university.

  • Evidence of leadership and active involvement in the library profession.

  • Proven commitment to scholarship is critical to interact intellectually with members of a University community renowned for its excellence.

  • The incumbent must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and excellence in oral and written communications. 

  • Strategic, in-person engagement is essential for successful interactions within and beyond the Library, as is the ability to interact collegially and effectively with all constituencies, from faculty, staff, and students to alumni, donors and members of the wider community