Four Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Position: Library Technician (OA)
Location: Grey Research Center of TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND, QUANTICO, VA, U.S. Marine Corps
Salary: $48,670 to $63,267

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.



  • You will teach faculty to research and process copyright permissions for courseware readings and electronic reserves.
  • You will perform research and use library processes to locate authors/copyright approvals.
  • You will maintain all copyright processing and financial files required by laws and regulations.
  • You will return incorrect materials, track payments and maintain appropriate support files.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Law Librarian to support the work of the United States Congress. Candidates with a degree in library and information science (e.g., MLS, MIS, MLIS, OR MSLS) are highly encourage to apply.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining-unit position.
The position description for this position is 060374.

The Law Librarian is responsible for providing comprehensive legal reference and information research services to policy analyst, legislative attorneys, information professionals and congressional clients; developing search techniques and files for handling specific types of requests; searching Library of Congress, CRS, and external electronic resources in response to request for information; examining publications, electronic resources, and trends in a variety of areas; developing knowledge of collections for use in performing research task; and assisting with the creation and maintenance of databases, web pages, collaborative tolls, and other information systems.

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 legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Law Librarian duties include:

Conducts specialized or technical research projects, studies, or evaluations to prepare projects in support of legal policy issues.

Solves complex research problems within the legal research area in response to existing or anticipated requests or assignments.

Provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services in response to a full range of complex or difficult inquires.

Identifies emerging topics of concern and tracks subjects or issues in subject areas.

Familiarizes policy analysts, legislative attorneys, information professionals, and congressional clients with new information resources and methods for making the most appropriate use of exiting information resources.

Evaluates and implements existing programs for expanding availability of library services.

Position: Librarian (Reference and Instruction)
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), seeks a Reference and Instruction Librarian to provide reference and instructional services to internal and congressional clients. The selectee will also serve as the project leader to create tutorials, web-based instruction and web pages in support of the reference and information research.

The Librarian provides electronic and print research and reference services for an extensive array of highly complex research inquiries, including highly complex document requests. Accesses information resources and identifies specific content, as needed, to respond to highly complex research needs across the full range of public policy areas and research disciplines covered by CRS. Maintains knowledge of authoritative information resources, including bibliographic databases. Consults, as appropriate and relevant, resources available from all branches and levels of government, academia, think tanks, interest groups, and the private sector. Maintains a broad knowledge of CRS information resources, research activities, and research resources. Develops and maintains knowledge of print and electronic information resources, as well as information retrieval techniques in performing reference/research tasks.

Leads the development or enhancement of information tools to support CRS’s research activities. Identifies issues or problems with reference and information services, helps gathers requirements to address these issues, and liaises with stakeholders regarding incorporation of these requirements into new or enhanced reference and information services customized to CRS requirements and how CRS responds to Congress.

Coordinates the development of resource guides, applying current and emerging tools and technology. Oversees the preparation and/or prepares instructions on how to locate, use and interpret widely-used research resources.

Coordinates and/or provides to CRS staff classroom instruction, online classes, webinars, user guides, cheat sheets, etc., on how to effectively use information tools and resources. Instructs clients in the use of digital tools and resources databases in face-to-face and classroom settings. Plans, schedules and manages training events and documents associated with courses, and course webinars. Organizes and conducts staff “drop-in” sessions—i.e., ad hoc and as needed training sessions—to help staff develop skills individually.

Serves as a liaison for collaboration between the KSG, other CRS divisions and offices, and Library of Congress service units and offices. Consults with staff throughout CRS and the Library of Congress regarding the development of instructional and promotional programs to facilitate the use of enterprise applications, databases, and research materials. Works with staff in the Office of Congressional Programs and Communications and others to promote the use of research tools and resources. Collaborates with individuals and organizations outside of CRS to organize informational and/or instructional events. Coordinates with database vendors and external trainers to plan and implement training events customized to CRS requirements and how CRS responds to Congress. Develops and maintains proficiency as an expert in reference and instruction services by keeping abreast of current developments in the field and by participating in professional activities.

Position: Librarian (Technical Services)
Location: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396
This job is open to: Recent graduates; Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

As a Librarian (Technical Services) (Recent Graduate) at the GS-1410-9, you will be part of Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If selected, you will be responsible for assignments that are designed to provide the skill and experience needed to serve in a Librarian position to meet the legal and general informational needs of EEOC attorneys and other staff.


  • Catalogs new library materials in the appropriate system in accordance with standard operating procedures, including books, serials, archives collection materials, FOIA reading room materials, CDs, DVDs, microfiche, legal publications, etc.
  • Assists in developing and administering a comprehensive collection of print, non-print, and electronic educational materials as well as a program of instructional and educational support of the mission-related requirements of the EEOC.
  • Maintains records required by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in the Library’s FOIA Reading Room.
  • Organizes, catalogs, classifies and preserves, according to archival standards, the Library archives collection, a unique collection of EEOC historical materials in print and multimedia formats.
  • Responds to requests from EEOC staff for materials unavailable in-house by providing interlibrary loan services.
  • Recommends, plans and implements new collections, bibliographic clean-up projects, cataloging projects and collection reorganization for increased patron access.
  • Performs basic online research and document retrieval in support of the Library’s reference and research services functions.
  • Maintains a level of security required for the facility and documents. Instructs library personnel in the appropriate security requirements of the facility and documents.