Four Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Research Specialist
Location: Jackson Lewis P.C, Flexible, in one of the nationwide offices

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients’ goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.

The Firm is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the category of Labor and Employment Litigation, as well as in both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management, in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. 

Jackson Lewis P.C. has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Research Specialist to expand its staff of Innovation and Knowledge Management (IKM) professionals in a centralized Reference program.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis in legal, business, and other subjects for attorneys, paralegals and staff throughout all offices of the Firm.
  • Use appropriate online and print research resources to provide excellent practice support in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Utilize project management and planning skills to prioritize competing assignments, work within recognized budgetary constraints and consistently meet tight deadlines.
  • Create and maintain current awareness newsletters and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and special topics.
  • Serve as IKM Liaison to several of the firm’s Practice and Industry Groups in order to assist with each group’s broad structure and content-related needs.
  • Work on special projects as needed.


Skills and educational requirements:

  • Master of Library and Information Science degree from accredited institution.
  • At least two years of Reference/Research experience in law firm library or equivalent.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic legal and business products.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of remote/centralized team.
  • Able to perform at high level under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • General understanding of databases and MS Office applications.
  • Experience with labor and employment law is a plus.

Jackson Lewis understands that embracing our differences makes us a stronger, better firm. We appreciate the importance of having a workforce that reflects the various communities in which we work.  We strive to create an inclusive environment where diverse employees want to work and where they can flourish professionally. In furtherance of our culture, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Submit cover letter and resume to  No calls, please.

For Colorado Applicants:  The expected starting salary range for this position in Colorado is between $70,000-$90,000.  Applicable salary ranges may differ across markets.  Actual pay will be determined based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.

Position: Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group seeks a dynamic and experienced Librarian to join a contract supporting the library for a well-known governmental agency located in Washington, D.C. The Librarian will be primarily responsible for creating, updating and maintaining library catalog and other metadata records for both print and online resources. Materials include traditional library materials, both print and digital, as well as agency publications and archival materials. Travel to other agency locations in the Washington, D.C. Metro area may be required. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, fully benefited position.

Candidates must be able to pass a background investigation. Active or recently completed background investigation strongly preferred.


  • Creating, updating, and maintaining library catalog and other metadata records for print and electronic resources
  • Maintaining records for subscriptions and information products requests
  • Creating and maintaining vertical file records
  • Verifying and update local holding records
  • Digitizing print materials for online access
  • Maintaining patron records


  • Master’s degree in library and Information Science
  • At least 2-3 years of professional experience in a library or information center
  • Knowledge of OCLC and other cataloging utilities
  • Knowledge Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  • Knowledge of Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of major online services and vendors, especially in the areas of metadata standards, user account administration, and quality assurance in online catalog systems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of the following standards: Dublin Core, Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition, Revised (AACR2R), and Resource Description and Access (RDA)

To apply, visit:

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Patron Engagement Section)
Location: Taylor Street, Patron Engagement Section, National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


This position is located in the Taylor Street, Patron Engagement Section, National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group.

The position description number for this position is 406316.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.


The position serves as the Head, Patron Engagement Section and directs the activities of staff in the NLS Patron Engagement Section with a focus on patron relations, research, support and services. The position reports directly to the Chief, Patron and Network Engagement Division. The incumbent performs activities that include but are not limited to tertiary technical support on NLS library products and services; provision of library services to overseas patrons; development and distribution of training materials, library-related events and opportunities focused on patron needs; assistive technology and digital accessibility and usability as it relates to the NLS program; consumer relations activities; patron research and data collection and analysis; and other activities focused on patrons, and potential patrons of the NLS program. The incumbent represents NLS at regional and national library conferences and conventions, and initiates and oversees communication and data-gathering relevant to patron-focused improvements in the NLS program. The incumbent advocates for the patron perspective on NLS committees and carries patron-focused insights and information to upper management. The incumbent works across organizational lines with various experts at NLS on projects and programs, ensuring that patron perspective is included in discussions and decisions. The incumbent builds collaborative relationships with other service-providers in the disability field, sharing information and developing opportunities for collaboration and exchange.

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 appointment, promotion, or reassignment 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. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII) of employees. Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity and inclusiveness and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, age, or other non-merit factor. Coaches employees and recommends training and career-enhancement activities. Oversees contracts managed by CORs in the section.

Plans, establishes, and directs a library outreach and engagement program for patrons focused on the needs and priorities of the blind and print-disabled American as they relate to the NLS Program.

Coordinates staff efforts related to NLS library outreach and engagement services, instruction and training, and access services.

The incumbent manages the Patron Engagement Section, directing activities including library service to United States citizens living abroad; tertiary technical support for NLS products and services including all BARD and digital braille products; consumer relations; patron insights and data collection (in concert with the NLS Data and Analytics Officer); assistive technology and digital accessibility and usability as it relates to the NLS program. The incumbent sets short- and long-term priorities and goals for the section in consultation with NLS management.

The incumbent prepares annual budgets and management plans for the section; researches and recommends new or innovative approaches to address needs relevant to Section activities.

Position: Librarian
Location: Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


Come work for the USPTO, we have been ranked as one of the best places to work in the federal government! The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Jobs Website.


The individual selected for this Librarian position will perform the following duties:

  • Conducts needs assessments, analysis and evaluations of library products and services; applies library science principles to collection and content management; assesses non-patent literature (NPL) resources needed and the appropriate medium, and makes recommendations on collection development and source selection.
  • Conducts analyses to plan, evaluate and recommend acquisition of computer software and equipment to support STIC’s library functions.
  • Reviews data trends and works with acquisition and budget specialists to obtain relevant resources and content; reviews reports and analyzes data to develop findings and recommendations; aligns products and services with the customer information needs.
  • Serves as liaison between STIC, user groups and the library community; establishes cooperative links with other libraries and information centers; and maintains contact with professional library organizations.