Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Law Librarian (Remote)
Location: Remote

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Our client, an international law firm, is currently seeking an experience research law librarian to support their busy team on a long-term contract basis.  This role will ideally start in December and last through approximately the first quarter of 2021.  Depending on the firm’s needs, there is a possibility for extension.  This role is entirely remote and offers flexible working hours (provided you work 37.50 hours M-F).    In additional to local Washington, DC (DMV) applicants, our client will look at candidates housed near one of their US office locations.  Those states include:  California, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and New York.  Applicants should have a minimum of two years of legal research experience in a professional services environment.

Duties include the following.

  • Perform sophisticated legal and non-legal research using a variety of resources.
  • Conduct reference interviews via phone, email or instant messaging.
  • Analyze research requests and recommend appropriate resources to patrons.
  • Monitor news, legislation, regulations, cases and other information.
  • Participate in evaluation of new resources and training as needed.

 

Qualifications include:

  • Proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, MS Office and PACER required.
  • Proficiency with additional resources such as Bloomberg Law, Wolters Kluwer, RIA Checkpoint, Lex Machina, Capital IQ, Courtlink, Courthouse News preferred.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with Research team, attorneys and staff.
  • Ability to analyze and concisely summarize complex legal and non-legal information.
  • Bachelor’s degree and MLS are preferred, although law firm research experience will be considered in lieu of the master’s degree.

Please send resumes to supportstaff@legalplacements.com

Legal Placements, Inc. (LPI) has been working with the top law firms, associations and corporations in the DC metro area to connect professionals to jobs they can’t find anywhere else. The recruiters at LPI are vested in taking the time to get to know each candidate and finding the right match for each individual.  Our extensive industry knowledge is a resource that we share with every candidate to help prepare for each step of the interview process and negotiate the best possible salary. In working with LPI, you are able to have direct access to hundreds of hiring decision makers in the DC area.  We place direct hire and temporary legal professionals primarily in the Virginia, Washington, DC & Maryland; but also throughout the nation.

Position: Supervisory Librarian, History and Genealogy
Location: History and Genealogy Section, Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the History and Genealogy Section, Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 402363.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities
The Head of the History and Genealogy section along with the Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences section (HSS) is responsible for the daily operation of the reading rooms and the administration of reference and reader services to Library patrons and to researchers who are assigned research facilities at the Library of Congress. The users include Members of Congress and their staff, librarians, scholars, representatives of government agencies, academic institutions, the press, publishers, nonprofit organizations, and the public.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system.

Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointments, promotions, or reassignments and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects.

Serves as a supervisory project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, and/or committees, which have been assigned responsibility for projects and programs related to public service and/or research in history and genealogy.

Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Prepares consolidated operational and public service reports utilizing statistical and narrative data to support the information services provided by and through the Division.

The Section Head serves as an authority in collection development and acquisition activities for the division and as such develops programs to fill in gaps and augment collections to improve services. Plans collection management and development procedures that build and maintain comprehensive collections for the general and reference collections in the fields of history and genealogy. Coordinates activities related to collection development across all functional areas of the library. Interprets and advises on the contents of a collection, both cataloged and-un-cataloged, covering current and retrospective items.

Develops new organizational strategies and maintains currency of existing products in area of expertise. Analyzes major issues in information research and dissemination. Assignments consist of a broad range of technical information activities or require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require solving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Performs research and analysis to resolve a wide range of highly complex issues. Oversees the results of research, reference, and analysis to appropriately address and resolve a wide range of service delivery issues. Prepares written guidelines and counsels professional staff in the appropriate means of handling specific types of requests. Defines and provides a framework for research activities, priorities, programs, and resources.

Serves as an expert in managing general reference and research methodology to effectively and efficiently provide information services to a diverse and demanding clientele. Serves as a senior specialist in history and genealogy for the Library, and officially represents the collections to other offices and staff in the Library, as well as to persons, groups, or organizations outside the Library, by means of speeches, publications, and correspondence.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with scholars and academicians, librarians and other information specialists in order to share resources and information. Represents the Reading Room when it is opened for special events for Congressional and National Programs.

Position: Supervisory Reference Librarian
Location: Reference Section, Network Division, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Office of the Librarian, Taylor Street Annex, Washington, DC., Library of Congress
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Reference Section, Network Division, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Office of the Librarian, Taylor Street Annex, Washington, DC.

The position description number for this position is 137280.

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 supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing technical and professional work up to the GS-13 level.

Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves Informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.

Plans, establishes, and directs a library reference program. Coordinates staff efforts related to NLS reference services, instruction and training, and access services. Initiates, establishes and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Collaborates with other librarians in developing and providing access to library resources through the web and other means. Participates in the implementation and evaluation of reference and public service policies, procedures, and publications. Implements new reference services and techniques to improve and expand services. Explores applications of automated search techniques for providing improved reference service and coordinates the development of such services. Develops tools and techniques for disseminating information of use to blind and physically handicapped persons and to libraries serving them.

Assignments consist of a broad range of technical information activities or require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require solving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Reviews and analyzes major issues In Information research and dissemination. Renders services to scholars, research scientists, professionals, military personnel, legislators and their staffs, or other clientele, and officials within or outside The Library of Congress. Oversees assistance given to research scholars. Conducts research and analysis in topics in field of expertise, providing authoritative and definitive results. Provides in-depth analysis on complex customer questions, requirements; and priorities. Develops research methods and/or techniques that serve as models for other libraries and library systems. Prepares definitive and highly complex reports, responses to inquiries and requests, and research papers using knowledge as recognized authority in field of expertise.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for specific automated system development or enhancement projects or tasks. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library function. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Provides information analysis and research to resolve a wide range of highly complex issues. Plans and develops new organizational strategies and maintains currency of existing products in area of expertise. Oversees information analysis and research to resolve a wide range of issues. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends. Provides consultative services with respect to use of informational services. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts. Prepares written guidelines for the handling of specific types of requests. Writes and/or edits information on The Library of Congress programs, policies, functions, and research as a recognized expert in a subject area. Written products articulate, interpret, and explain the highly complex and important topics of the particular project. Plans all phases of the production process for the specific project. Directs a group of editors in the writing process.