Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Reference and Outreach Services)
Location: Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The purpose of this position is to provide reference and research services in transportation and related subjects, to provide library and bibliographic instruction for and stakeholder feedback to departmental staff in BTS, OST-R, USDOT, the national transportation community and the general public, and to engage in outreach activities to the Department, stakeholders, and broader transportation community in support of the first two goals.

As a Librarian (Reference and Outreach Services), you will:

Assist in managing Public Services for the National Transportation Library, including all Reference Services for general public and internal agency customers.
Develop and execute outreach programs and services for NTL stakeholders to be delivered by the NTL Reference Team.
Develop and implement online research tools and training resources that increase access to information and that support transportation policy, research, operations, and technology transfer activities.
Instruct clientele, either individually or in groups, in effective research methods and techniques, and in the use of information resources.
Collaborate with librarians in State Departments of Transportation, University Transportation Centers, non-profits, and the private sector to identify appropriate subject areas for bibliographic instruction and works with them to develop instructional materials and online training resources including webinars, short videos and FAQs.
The ideal candidate is a professional with experience providing reference and research services and providing library and bibliographic instruction for stakeholder feedback to departmental staff.

Position: Law Librarian, Congressional Research Service Graduate Recruit Program
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS) American Law Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) American Law Division is accepting applications under its 2021 Graduate Recruit Program for a Research Librarian. These positions will be filled at the GS-09 level (see “Duties” below).

About the Graduate Recruit Program:

Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.

About CRS

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 shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

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 public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Duties for this position include the following:

The Law Librarians selected under this announcement will:

Provide reference and research services to CRS legislative attorneys, policy analysts and congressional clients;
Develop search techniques and files for handling specific types of requests;
Search the Library of Congress, CRS, and external electronic resources in response to requests for information;
Examine publications, electronic resources, and trends in a variety of areas;
Develop knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks; and
Assist with the creation and maintenance of databases, web pages, collaborative tools and other information systems.
Candidates earning a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply.