Eight Positions: Washington, DC

Positions: Summer Assistants (Three Positions)
Location: Library of the Supreme Court, Washington, DC
Salary: $23.40 per hour

Summer Assistant – Library – Research Services Department

  • The Summer Assistant in the Research Services Department of the Library will create and update research guides and bibliographies, work on weeding and collection development projects, and assist librarians with selected research questions.
  • Depending on the assistant’s educational background, additional duties and projects may be assigned.

Summer Assistant – Library – Technology and Collections Management Department

  • The Summer Assistant will work primarily in the Technology Unit assisting with digitization, including participating in quality assessment and inventory management, and editing metadata records.
  • The assistant will also have the opportunity to participate in Collections Management duties, depending on the assistant’s interests and experience.

Summer Assistant – Library – Technical Services and Special Collections Department

  • The primary work assigned to the Summer Assistant consists of creating metadata for a complex collection of Supreme Court documents and performing some original cataloging.
  • The Summer Assistant will assist with a re-labeling / item record creation project focused on legal materials.
  • As time permits the Summer Assistant will have an opportunity to work with the Special Collections / Records and Briefs Librarian to assist in processing materials for the Collection.

Position: Reference and Research Librarian- 6 months
Location: Federal Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Search for, identify, and vet expert witnesses
  • Create comprehensive and highly detailed expert witness vetting reports of friendly and adverse witnesses for Justice Department litigation.
  • Track down hard-to-locate assets. Routinely conduct searches on state databases, commercial resources, and social media to locate information on individuals
  • Perform complex legal research and legislative analysis of both current and historical legal topics using complex resources and specialized finding aids for the following divisions: Civil Appellate, Office of Legal Counsel, National Security Division, United States Attorney’s Office, Environmental Division, Civil Rights and many others. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Solid understanding of federal and state court systems, how to read a docket sheet, how a case progresses through a court, what the different types of filings are, and legal terminology
  • Expertise in finding legal resources and government documents from a wide variety of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline
  • Highly proficient at locating information from free government resources (GPO FDsys, Congress.gov, and regulatory agency websites)
  • Familiarity with any of the following:  Lexis, Westlaw, Factiva, Ebsco, Mergent Online, HeinOnline, JSTOR, Proquest Congressional, GPO FDsys, Congress.gov, and regulatory agency websites
  • Experience working in a federal government agency highly desired
  • Minimum of 4 years of reference and research experience
  • Accredited Masters Degree in Library Science

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Position: Law Librarian
Location: Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $133,465 per year

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Summary
The Librarian (Law) position is responsible for providing in-depth, comprehensive legal and multidisciplinary research, collection maintenance and development, orientation and training in using Library resources and services, and has broad programmatic responsibilities for long-term projects that affect the overall effectiveness of the Department of Justice Libraries.

Responsibilities
The following duties and responsibilities reflect requirements at the full performance level of the position (GS-13). At the GS-9, 11, and 12 levels, applicants will receive training, development, and/or increased supervision to eventually perform successfully at the full performance level of the position.

  • Provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services to customers.
  • Solves complex problems that involve relationships among different library reference functions.
  • Provides training and public awareness to customers regarding US Department of Justice legal and legislative library programs and services.
  • Designs, configures, implements, and evaluates automated library systems to improve services.
  • Creates and updates material for library websites, and ensures it adheres to all Department guidelines
  • Advises and trains experienced librarians in new and emerging library technologies, references, or related information.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Public Defender Service for DC (PDS)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Law Librarian – Public Defender Service for DC (PDS)

  • Vacancy Announcement: #PDS-2020-10
  • Pay Series: PDS 12/13 (GS 12/13 Equivalent)
  • Opening Date: Feb 20, 2020
  • Closing Date: Mar 26, 2020

Organization Description:

The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) is a federally funded, independent organization; governed by an eleven-member Board of Trustees, PDS provides legal representation to individuals facing a loss of freedom in criminal, delinquency, and mental health matters in the District of Columbia. PDS’s approximately 200 attorneys, social workers, investigators, and administrative and technical staff collaborate with each other to advance the PDS mission. PDS’s main office is located at 633 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. District of Columbia residency is not a requirement for employment. PDS is funded by federal appropriations, and all employees are entitled to participate in the federal health and life insurance plans, the federal retirement plans, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Transferring employees will receive recognition of creditable federal service for leave accrual and retirement purposes. Employment at the Public Defender Service is neither federal nor District of Columbia government employment, and all employees are at-will.

Position Description:

This position is located in the Administrative Services Division of the Public Defender Service (PDS) for the District of Columbia and reports to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The Administrative Services Division has eight full-time and one contractor working under the leadership of the Chief Administrative Officer. The division manages services that cover safety and security, building maintenance, property inventory, record retention, library services, copy and supply, reception, and other administrative tasks necessary to support the other PDS divisions.
Position Background:
The librarian provides professional research and reference services to staff attorneys, law clerks, administrators, Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel lawyers, clients and duty day walk-ins (when needed) using primarily computer-based research resources. Must have familiarity with D.C. law and expertise compiling and locating legislative history. Will provide reference request support from attorneys in the various legal divisions as well as requests for materials from social workers and the Executive Division. Manages the PDS Library which includes purchasing new materials, updating the collection, conducting an annual inventory, updating loose-leaf materials and pockets parts. Prepares the library budget and works with the CAO to maintain contracts with Westlaw, Lexis and Iron Mountain. Updates and maintains the PDS online card catalog, SCOUT. Develops and maintains an online D.C. research database on specific and frequently requested topics and makes them available on the PDS intranet as well as on the CJA website. Directs delivery of library electronic research services to all library users. Advises in aspects of electronic research needs, objectives and capabilities. Produces content and develops electronic outreach and training products including research instruction guidelines, newsletters, and training materials. Organizes and provides online and print access to collections of books, publications, and electronic resources. Designs and develops effective training materials for audiences including attorneys and law clerks. Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs for staff, CJA attorneys, and law clerks. Leads library web projects. Provides access to and training on Lexis, Westlaw, BNA, and other online research services. Evaluates emerging technologies and electronic products (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the CAO. Participates in library policy formulation and implements internal operating policies and procedures to meet the goals of the library program. As a solo librarian, performs administrative duties related to the operation of the library, i.e., requisitioning library supplies and equipment; preparing periodic and special reports relating to library operations; establishing and maintaining library files, records, etc., and circulating by email the weekly opinions from the D.C. Court of Appeals to PDS attorneys. The librarian manages relevant organization publications and subscription renewals, maintains and disseminates information on special topics and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution. Minimum of one year of full-time professional library experience or equivalent. Excellent online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw, and other online services) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources. Knowledge of library systems, trends and emerging technologies; ability to incorporate new ideas into research methods and shared services and strong customer service skills. Ability to work in a high demand, time-sensitive environment with the ability to respond to numerous research requests.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in a law library, familiarity with criminal law, particularly in the context of working with low income clients, and a Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited institution.

How To Apply:

Applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) a resume; (3) a list of three references (name, address, telephone number, and a statement of how each reference is able to evaluate your skills) and a writing sample. Materials should be consolidated as a single PDF and submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 26, 2020 through the PDS employment portal at http://www.pdsdc.org (“Apply To This Job” button).
If you have questions about the position or our organization contact Jennifer Thomas at (202) 824-2337 or jenthomas@pdsdc.org.

Position: Librarian (Resource Sharing)
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located on the staff of the Collections, Exhibition and Programs Officer (P) in the Library Reader Services Department (PL-R) of the National Gallery of Art (NGA). The purpose of this position is to oversee and provide a variety of interlibrary loan (ILL) services as well as reference and reader services to NGA curatorial and administrative staff, CASVA staff and fellows, and organizations and individuals outside the Gallery.

Position: Information Literacy Librarian/Assistant Professor
Location: University of the District of Columbia
Salary: $42,974 – $60,000

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Brief Description of Duties

The Information Literacy Instruction Librarian/Assistant Professor is a highly visible position that supports the mission of the university and division by leading in the development and maintenance of the division’s information literacy program. Under the overall supervision of the Director of the Learning Resources Division, the incumbent librarian will collaborate with academic faculty and librarians in planning and implementing a program for teaching and fostering information literacy skills relevant to the university curriculum, and for developing students’ competence to discover, access, evaluate, and use electronic and print resources. Some evening and weekend work is required.