One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Law Library Program Administrator)
Location: Department of Program Services, Court Services Office, Programs Division, National Programs Branch, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Salary: $86,335 to $161,793

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Department of Program Services, Court Services Office, Programs Division, National Programs Branch. The branch supports the federal judiciary’s national library program.


This position reports to the Department of Program Services, Court Services Office, Programs Division, National Programs Branch, which supports the Judiciary’s National Library Program. The person selected for the position supports the Judiciary’s Circuit Librarians and libraries, including assisting in national legal resource contract management, managing national library program initiatives, working with the Judicial Conference Committees to develop library policies, staffing formulae, and budgets, and conducting outreach and education regarding library services to other offices in the AO and for the courts.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Serving as the Judiciary’s National Law Library Program Administrator.
  2. Serving as a subject matter expert on the Judiciary’s legal resource and research needs and services.
  3. Serving as the primary point of contact for Circuit Librarians and their staffs, regularly providing information and policy guidance to support Circuit Librarians’ management of their circuit’s library.
  4. Providing staff support to the Circuit Librarians Advisory Group (CLAG), which meets regularly to advise the AO on the needs and viewpoints of Circuit Librarians, and helping the librarians develop recommendations on library-related policies and processes.
  5. Collaborating with the Judiciary’s Circuit Librarians (who are executive managers within the federal appellate courts) to develop and implement strategic plans for the library program that take into account emerging technologies and challenging budgets.
  6. Conducting research, writing reports, and presenting information to Judicial Conference Committees and AO Advisory Councils and Groups that form the basis for new library policies or procedures, justify national library purchases and budgets, and provide awareness and information to judiciary library users.
  7. Developing and implementing communication strategies (articles, memos, online communications) to increase judges’ and court staff’s awareness of library services and preparing guidance for courts to encourage the most effective use of those services and resources.
  8. Delivering presentations on library-related services and resources, including participating in orientation programs and other working or advisory group meetings for for judges, court executives, and AO management and staff.
  9. Serving as, or working with, the judiciary’s contracting officer’s representative for the program’s national library contracts, including its computer-assisted legal resource contracts.
  10. Assisting with the formulation of the annual budget for circuit libraries, reviewing related expenditure data, assisting with updating the librarian’s work measurement formula, and participating in national recruitments for library positions, upon request.
  11. Participating in library program reviews, national library program studies, user needs assessments, and library space and design assessments, as needed.