Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research and Learning Librarian
Location: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking, and self-motivated individual to serve as the Research and Learning Librarian for the Americas team supporting Cleary’s Global view. This role is fully flexible and may work from one of the following locations: NY, DC, NJ, CT, VA, MD, PA. This role will require the ability to manage expectations across time zones and will require occasional travel and office site visits.

Under the organizational reporting line of the Reference Services Manager – Americas and Global Director of Library and Information services, the Research and Learning Librarian supports and promotes electronic and digital access, usage impact and improves visibility into the firm’s vast legal and non-legal content portfolio.

The Research and Learning Librarian serves as the point of contact for learning opportunities and vendor training schedules for legal, legal support functions and business development teams in order to maximize user awareness, efficiencies and return on investment.

Reports to: Reference Services Manager – Americas (Direct); Director Global Library and Information Services (Matrixed)


  • In consultation with the Director of Global Library, Reference Service Manager, partners with practice area leaders, practice development lawyers, research librarian practice liaisons and content providers to provide an integrated learning strategy inclusive of bespoke curriculum design, pathfinders, group and individual learning sessions as well as recommending opportunities to improve the user experience.
  • Prepare and conduct content orientation with the Americas team for all learning and awareness sessions targeted for Summer Associates, First-Year Associates, International Associates and lateral hires.
  • Prepare custom curriculum for practice teams in consultation with Practice Development Lawyers, Practice Development Specialists and business services such as Business Development and Pro-Bono.
  • Responsible for creating learning and awareness materials through instructional design, assessment tools and designing communication campaigns.
  • Develop vendor relationships in order schedule vendor learning sessions and communicate Cleary’s usage preference and vendor content and platform development.
  • In conjunction with supporting learning and awareness, and on a regular rotation, participate in complex business and legal research requirements as part of the Americas Library and Research Services team.
  • Directly consult with the Library and Information Services Reference Manager-Americas to support daily research needs.
  • Research support is targeted to 40% of the week and adjusted based on business needs and resource constraints.
  • Daily research needs will require legal, legislative and business research including, news alerts across a wide range of practice areas.
  • Participate in global working groups and specific Global Practice Development initiatives as directed by the Director of Global Library and Information Services and Reference Services Manager.
  • Qualifications


  • JD from an ABA accredited institution and a MLS, MLIS, MBA, or MA from an ALA accredited institution is required.
  • Five years of experience as a practicing attorney, content vendor training consultant, researcher with a law firm, academic institution, or professional services firm.
  • Experience reporting within a matrixed organization framework.
  • Service oriented and proactive with strong attention to detail.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and executive presence.
  • Clear and effective verbal, presentation (PowerPoint) and written communication skills.
  • Strategic independent thinker with the ability to work with a dispersed global team.
  • Occasional travel as needed.

Position: National Education Association (NEA) Archivist
Location: George Washington University Libraries
Salary: $54,000 to $68,700

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI) enriches the academic experience of scholars and students and sparks innovation at GW. Our people, programs, partnerships, and services enable research and teaching through access to the latest scholarship as well as rich archival resources; tailored support for researchers at all levels; guidance for faculty who want to explore new teaching methods and technologies in the classroom; and robust support for online education.

GWLAI seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented National Education Association (NEA) Archivist. LAI invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us.

A virtual information session about the NEA Archivist position will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7PM (Eastern) Please register for the information session in order to receive access to the webinar.

This session will be recorded and linked from the library’s website following the event.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Arrange, describe, and make accessible the archival records and publications of the National Education Association (NEA) and other education related archival collections, and supervise students undertaking similar work.
  • Working closely with colleagues and other stakeholders, revise legacy descriptive metadata in catalog records and finding aids; develop and implement culturally responsive methodologies for archival description and access.
  • Provide reference, research, and instruction services for NEA and other collections.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, faculty, students, and special collections user communities to understand, articulate, and promote the multi-disciplinary research value of the NEA archives and related collections.
  • Work closely with archival content donors, especially the NEA, to successfully steward archival collections, often engaging in outreach activities and/or exhibit development.
  • Collaboratively select, prioritize, and prepare collection materials for digitization.
  • Employ tools and techniques such as oral history interviews and web archiving to fill gaps in the official organizational record of the NEA.
  • Participate in collection development of NEA and education-related archival content to support and expand existing collection strengths and meet demonstrated research needs and trends.
  • Participate in libraries-wide collection development of secondary source content.
  • Conduct library instruction for undergraduate and graduate level courses in partnership with faculty, including partnering with GW’s first-year University Writing Program.
  • Serve as an active participant in GWLAI teams and projects and across campus.
  • Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the profession.

This position reports to the Collections Coordinator for the Special Collections Research Center and may be eligible for partial telework.

When applying for the NEA Archivist position please highlight the experiences you have that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and university communities.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions.

Position: Librarian
Location: District of Columbia Courts
Salary: $89,834 to $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Superior Court Library in the Special Operations Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court. The Librarian manages the daily operations of the Library, supervises staff, and demonstrates a commitment to excellent customer service.


The incumbent provides a full array of established library functions including but not limited to research, reference, acquisitions, technical services, collection management, library administration, bibliographical work, and cataloging.

Brief Description of the Major Duties:

  • Develops and implements a library program which provides the resources and services required by the operation and mission of the D.C. Superior Court.
  • Manages the overall day-to-day operations, the office logistics, and staffing requirements to effectively and timely accomplish the goals and objectives of the division’s management action plan (MAP) and the Court’s Strategic Plan.
  • Develops policies, practices, and procedures for library operations and functions and researches new concepts in library administration and services, developments in library information technology, and new publications and other library media.
  • Tracks D.C. legislation and regulations and maintains files of D.C. Council committee reports for use in legislative history research.
  • Selects and implements an appropriate level of cataloging and classification of library materials; and develops and maintains other information indexes and finding aids to assist research.
  • Assists library users in the location of specific material and implements effective means to inform library users of resources and services, provides instructions on the use of library materials, and provides library orientation and legal research training to new law clerks and court personnel.
  • Works collaboratively with the DC Court of Appeals librarian to promote the values of the Court and share resources, as necessary.
  • Ensures compliance with relevant laws and regulations, including copyright regarding the use of library materials and resources.
  • Collects and analyzes statistical data for the purposes of performance evaluations, MAP statistics, Key Performance Indicators, budget, and the preparation of performance and annual reports. Reports may be statistical, narrative, or advisory in nature.
  • Making recommendations for new software, contracts for electronic resources, and program, process, and policy improvements.
  • Investigates and responds orally and in writing to inquiries and complaints from Judicial officers and staff, other court personnel, outside agencies, attorneys, and the public.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 to $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Business, Science, and Technology Section, Federal Research Division, Library Enterprises Directorate, Chief Operating Officer.


The Federal Research Division (FRD) is the principal fee-for-service, full-cost-recovery research and analysis service of the Library of Congress. FRD administers the Federal Research Program, which provides research reports, translations, and analytical studies for entities of the Federal Government and the District of Columbia.

Serves as project manager for centrally managed technical information activities, performing the full range of program/project management functions for research, translation, and analysis activities. Works closely with Division management, research team members, and client agency counterparts. Prepares or contributes to planning, authorization, and implementation documents, and monitors their timely clearance and execution. Develops and ensures preparation of proposals, scopes of work, and budgets for proposed and assigned projects and prepares progress reports on the implementation of interagency agreements. Identifies substantive or administrative problems, taking corrective action with respect to modifications in program/project content, direction, funding, and staff levels.

Solves highly complex problems within the technical information occupation. Evaluates and recommends new methods for information transfer. Performs information searches in a broad subject field, where government agency clients need specialized and complex information such as reports of advanced scientific research or social science information on complex issues before policy-makers or officials that are conflicting, incomplete, or unclear.

Plans, organizes, develops, and conducts research and analysis on topics in assigned geographic or functional specialist area, providing comprehensive assessments of broad, exceptionally complex or highly sensitive issues within the assignment area. Draws on expert knowledge of Library collections and other resources to analyze complex questions, requirements, and priorities. Makes expert decisions as to which sources will best meet research objectives. Prepares reports, responses to inquiries and requests, and research papers using expert knowledge.

Researches, writes, and/or coordinates difficult, complex projects or studies containing new, unfamiliar facets requiring considerable ingenuity in determining the approach and identifying the relevant factors for data collection and analysis.

Serves as the principal liaison between the Division and Federal agency clients on the proposed or assigned research task. Serves as a senior analyst with responsibility for applying recognized expertise within a broad and complex geographic or functional specialty area in the research and analysis of significant issues, developments, and events affecting the formulation and execution of U.S. policy.
Provides expert advice and consultation in defining information collection requirements and priorities, provides guidance to client agency managers and staff in interpreting and applying information, initiates, plans, and conducts in-depth research studies, and serves as a principal point of contact with other organizations, including other Federal agencies, on all matters related to the specialty area.

Plans, develops, organizes, and conducts special research studies. Provides comprehensive assessments of broad, exceptionally complex, or highly sensitive issues within the assignment area. Using government agency client and Division management guidance, interprets the subject matter, scope, and objective of studies based on an in-depth understanding of most significant policy interests in the specialty area. Identifies sources of and acquires the resources needed to accomplish research objectives.

Analyzes, formulates, and develops ideas, concepts, and methodology for new or revised policies, procedures, and systems for designing, implementing and evaluating technical information programs worldwide. Conducts research in strategy, design techniques, and methodology. Identifies concepts and ideas proven successful, and develops alternative concepts and techniques for use in various situations. Assesses strategic objectives, program and project designs, and methodology used, to determine whether they will accomplish established objectives.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 012673.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.