Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Library

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian supports the teaching and research activities of the University by developing and managing—in all relevant formats – the Library’s collection in support of the programs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department and other subject areas as assigned; by providing research, reference, and instructional services; and by coordinating the content and organization of appropriate Web pages.

Reporting to the Head of Research Services along with ten other subject liaisons and reference librarians, the SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian works closely with other department colleagues and engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned areas, developing strong relationships and promoting the Library’s relevant services and collections. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Research and Instruction

  • Serves as the expert for all services related to sources for research related to the work of the Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government, and provides general reference and information services in the social sciences, business, and the humanities.
  • Interprets and analyzes the information needs of students, faculty, and other users of Lauinger Library. Recommends and directs users to appropriate sources of information including those in the Special Collections Research Center and digital collections.
  • Teaches library research sessions in subject areas congruent with collection responsibilities and creates research guides and other instructional materials.
  • Collaborates with other units in the library and across the campus to provide research support, including the creation of asynchronous learning tools to promote statistical and data resources in teaching and research.
  • Employs new technologies to enhance reference and instruction services—e.g., social networking tools, multimedia, and learning management systems—in order to reach users in an increasingly online environment.
  • Handles responsibility for identifying, creating, managing, and maintaining the content of the Web pages and other online resources related to their field.

Collection Development

  • Serves as the Library’s principal liaison to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the Walsh School of Foreign Services and the Government Department; and has liaison responsibility for other areas as assigned.
  • For the assigned subject areas, develops collections that align with the pedagogical and research needs of the University
  • Works closely with faculty to understand and be responsive to their research and curricular needs.
  • Keeps them informed of the Library’s activities, and integrates the Library’s collection and service resources into faculty research and curricular activities.
  • Contributes to the development of cooperative collection development initiatives with other libraries and library consortia; recommends annual allocations, manages vendor approval plans, and assists in monitoring the library materials budget in assigned disciplines.


  • Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • At least 2 years of experience working with students, faculty, and staff in a public service capacity (outreach and instruction)
  • Experience with collection development in an academic or research library
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, and to work collaboratively with a range of individuals
  • Expertise in – or familiarity – with current instructional and multimedia technologies
  • Expertise in or familiarity with web-authoring applications
  • Demonstrated interest in the application of information technologies in the social sciences
  • Strong service commitment to working with students, faculty, staff, and other communities
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
  • Either a Bachelor’s degree in a social science field or extensive experience with social science collections and research methods

Preferred qualifications

  • Second graduate degree in a relevant social science field, or equivalent years of work and/or other equivalent expertise
  • Demonstrated experience in or knowledge of research methodologies in the social sciences
  • Demonstrated experience in working with statistical and data resources in a research environment
  • Record of participation or interest in professional development activities (presentations, participation in professional organizations, etc.)


The Georgetown University Library is an agile organization located in the nation’s capital, committed to advancing Georgetown University’s global leadership in academics and research, while also addressing the requirements of the changing landscape of higher education and the evolving nature of scholarly communication. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the Library contributes to the creation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge, as well as the transformation of learning and research.The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse staff dedicated to excellence in service, continuous learning, and leadership within the library profession. With diversity as one of its core values, the Library not only seeks to actively recruit and retain a diverse workforce, but also ensures the acquisition of a diverse collection of materials and a climate of openness and respect for all traditions, cultures, and ideas.The Library actively promotes its values – lifelong learning, collaboration, leadership, quality, integrity, and diversity – in its daily tasks. Whenever possible, the Library offers flexible work schedules and telework options, and supports continuous learning opportunities in order to achieve the highest quality of service that can be offered.

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, tuition benefits for employees and their children, retirement benefits, as well as flexible work schedules and telework options. Please note that COVID-19 has reshaped the way interviews and work locations will be managed at this time. The safety and well-being of our colleagues and applicants is our first priority. The Georgetown University Library anticipates conducting all interviews virtually. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University’s need to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful candidate may be asked to perform their job remotely for a limited period of time until the University can permit more employees to work on campus.

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EEO Statement: Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits: Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.


Position: Systems Librarian
Location: Georgetown Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Georgetown Law Library is seeking candidates for the Systems Librarian position. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Law Library Technology, this position coordinates the management of the Library’s collection management and discovery platforms, including the Ex Libris Alma/Primo VE Integrated Library System, supports the integration of the system with other platforms used within the Library, and serves as a leader in designing, implementing, and maintaining additional tools and platforms for user discovery and management of Library resources. Working both independently and as part of a team, this position develops, implements, and assesses Library tools and services by focusing on usability, accessibility, sustainability, and performance. This position also provides expertise and works collaboratively with staff across the Library to develop scripts or programs that automate tasks and workflows and optimize user discovery experiences.

Position open until filled. Application review begins September 1, 2021. Full description, posting, and application process available on the Georgetown Career Opportunities Website (Posting – JR10680). If you have questions about the position, please contact

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position: Lead Research & Knowledge Analyst
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.


Skadden is seeking a Lead Research & Knowledge Analyst to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Lead Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.


  • Supports complex research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for Firm attorneys and professional staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Actively monitors research requests for Washington, DC and other offices and provides guidance to research staff proactively when warranted.
  • Takes lead in mentoring and training Research Analysts.
  • Delegates work to local department professional staff when appropriate.
  • Provides expertise to attorneys in corporate and legal practice area research.
  • Develops alerts for practice groups, as needs arise.
  • Develops subject guides, tip sheets and training materials as department needs and resources change.
  • Creates and participates in training programs for practice groups as well as orientation sessions for Summer/Fall Associates.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via Firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Provides full service research and KM support if working remotely outside the office.
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print, and recommends beneficial, cost effective resources for the Firm.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Monitors email on Firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with department professional staff in Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Provides on-call assistance to weekend department professional staff when necessary.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Assists in preparing the department budget for the Washington. DC office.
  • Provides detailed assessments of the work performance of the Washington, DC department professional staff in preparation of the annual performance evaluations.
  • Works with the Sr. Global Tax Group R&K Manager to ensure that department invoices for the Washington, DC office are paid on time.
  • Assists other department professional staff members when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Law, Intelligize, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah, Xtract, HeinOnline.
  • Ability to master new research tools in an expedited timeframe.
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources.
  • Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments.
  • Thorough competency with relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Proficient in using web page editors.
  • Flexibility to travel.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.


Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of eight years’ experience conducting research in a legal or corporate information center.

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories). For more information, please visit