Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Director
Location: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 –181,500

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

POSITION TITLE: Circuit Librarian
OPEN: July 7, 2020
CLOSE: Open Until Filled
SALARY: JSP 14-16 ($121,316 –181,500)

Salary in accordance with recruitment and promotion rules.

The Circuit Librarian is a statutory position authorized by 28 U.S.C. § 713 and appointed by the Court. The Circuit Librarian is responsible for the administration of the Circuit Library, which serves the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Office of Special Masters. The Circuit Librarian is responsible for the oversight of the library collection and staff which includes setting goals and policies, leading the exploration and adoption of new technology, developing and monitoring the annual budget, approving and recommending procurement activities, and managing the retention and weeding of library materials.

Candidates must demonstrate the degree of leadership and interpersonal skills necessary to successfully manage a library operation and motivate a diverse and complex organization.

Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree is preferred.

Candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory and other law library experience that demonstrates an ability to: manage multiple and conflicting priorities; lead with vision; develop and execute strategic plans; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and explain and clarify information provided to both high-level officials and support staff; analyze and solve problems; and integrate current and future technologies into the library program.

For more details, please examine the position announcement:

To be considered application packages must include:

1. Cover letter of no more than two pages, wherein the applicant describes the knowledge, skills, abilities, and or experience that would make her/him well qualified to fill this position

2. Resume outlining educational background, employment history, and other relevant information

3. Completion of online AO-78, Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment

Once you have the cover letter and resume files (items 1 and 2 above) readily accessible in PDF format, follow the link below to submit your files and complete the online AO-78:

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources:

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20439

Position: Librarian
Location: Office of U.S. Monographs Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Office of U.S. Monographs Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There is a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed.

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloged reference collection, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.