Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Assistant Law Librarian for Collections
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 – $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 257148.
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.


This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The Assistant Law Librarian for Collections is responsible for the acquisitions, organization and preservation of the Law Library’s collection, ensuring the quality of the collection and rapid and effective access to it. The incumbent oversees the planning, development, management and usability of digital legal and legislative information resources hosted on site from the Law Library’s physical materials and from remotely-hosted digital materials collaboratively developed with Law Library partners worldwide. Serving under Law Librarian of Congress the incumbent assists with achieving success on matters related to building and sustaining a preeminent portal to a world class repository of global legal information that includes all levels of government from local governing bodies to transnational governing institutions.

The incumbent ensures that Law Library collection and service meet the statutorily mandated requirements of the Law Library of Congress to serve the foreign legal research and analytical needs of the U.S. Congress. The incumbent develops and maintains relationships to further local, national, international, and transnational partnerships.

The incumbent also works collaboratively with senior Library of Congress managers to ensure integration of Law Library virtual services with Library of Congress digital priorities. The incumbent coordinates efforts with information entities in the U.S. Congress and other legislative branch agencies on Library legislative information initiatives.

Directs efforts to develop and promote national and international metadata and technology standards for legal information in the semantic web environment. Coordinates with appropriate internal and external offices including national and international stakeholders to identify issues, challenges, strategies for success, and best practices for digital legal content. Leads efforts to identify potential partners to participate in the Law Library’s virtual presence by developing and implementing strategies for partner participation. Oversees the evaluation of digital content from various organizations to determine scope, depth, breadth and presentation of legal and legislative information produced by the Library and by potential partners. Specifically, develops strategies and identifies partners to collaborate in creating a portal to and repository of legal and legislative information from around the world, including indigenous peoples (example partners include native or indigenous peoples or organizations, local, state, national, international, and transnational governments and organizations).

Responsible for the formulation and administration of collection and service policies affecting the mission of the Law Library of Congress.

Participates in the development, evaluation, and implementation of high-level policy for agency-wide programs. Serves as the key advisor on various programs and events of the Service Unit. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels of the Service Unit; and senior staff, private sector clients, and vendors concerning matters within the scope of the incumbent’s activity. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and problems.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Library officials, infrastructure unit directors, service unit directors, division chiefs, managers, and their staff. As required and assigned, directs, monitors, and participates in outreach initiatives with organizations outside the Law Library.

Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with managers and officials within the Law Library and the Library of Congress.

Position: Technical Services/Research Law Librarian
Location: Central Intelligence Agency
Salary: $64,137 – $131,341

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Technical Services/Research Law Librarians assist with the management of core legal information repositories for the Office of General Counsel.

As a Technical Services/Research Law Librarian for CIA, you will assist with the management of core legal information repositories for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to support its broad spectrum of practice areas. You will participate in the selection, acquisition, and maintenance of targeted legal information resources by providing guidance on legal research resources and best practices; providing current awareness of legal developments across OGC practice areas; and conducting unique legal research that leverages advanced research skills against specialized resources.

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform the following key responsibilities, as listed below:

  • Serve as a central resource for managing OGC knowledge and information
  • Apply knowledge of legal information in the maintenance of a classification/metadata scheme
  • Provide guidance and training on the use and availability of resources and legal research capabilities
  • Perform complex research, including locating federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, cases, international treaties, conventions, agreements, and protocols
  • Create procedural and informational pathfinders, bibliographies, and other documentation

Position: Cataloging Technician
Location: Supreme Court of the United States
Salary: $44,237 – $63,906

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This is a full-time position with the Library at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:59 PM EDT
Please note that this vacancy has a limit of 200 applicants. The job opportunity announcement will automatically close if that limit is reached prior to the closing date.


The Cataloging Technician enters all edited copy-cataloging records into Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and into the local integrated library system. Processes all newly received monographs, classified serials, Records and Briefs and continuations for shelving. Processes the transfer of superseded material from the main collection to the Library’s active remote collection; deletes outdated material and removes bibliographic details from the catalog and from OCLC; creates original analytic records directly in OCLC, and uploads and transfer the same to the local catalog. Responsible for sorting and filing all microfiche at the Library’s active remote collection in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building; distributes library materials to Court personnel; responds to telephone inquiries and supports public research requests for Records and Briefs material. Performs other duties as assigned.