Seven Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Veterans Health Administration
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Central Office, Office of Health Informatics (OHI), Health Information Governance (HIG), Library Network Office (LNO). The incumbent plans and implements activities associated with the products and services provided by LNO and the VACO Library.

Duties

THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides access (including remote users) to and maintenance of online knowledge-based resources including online journals, books, full-text databases, and resource management software;
  • Resolves problems with authentication, access, broken links, etc.;
  • Integrates local purchases of online knowledge-based resources with nationally purchased resources;
  • Assists with the management of the structure and content of multiple websites on both the internet and intranet: VACO Library, LNO, VALNET and National Desktop Library;
  • Provides and coordinates ongoing instruction for online knowledge-based resources;
  • Coordinates the selection, organization, and presentation of new or updated packages of electronic databases, journals or books;
  • Maintains the library’s online, print, audiovisual, and microfilm collections;
  • Assists with serials control;
  • Provides reference assistance to diverse audiences;
  • Participates in library orientation and e-resource demonstrations; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Resources, Science and Industry Research)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Supervisory Librarian to serve as Section Head of the Research and Library Services (RLS) Section within the Resources, Science and Industry (RSI) Division.

Duties

The Section works closely with analysts in RSI, the CRS research division that responds to requests for public policy analysis in issue areas including agriculture and food supply, environmental management and policy, energy, natural resources and earth science, science and technology policy, domestic industry, and transportation.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

In support of the CRS mission of service to Congress, information professionals in the RSI RLS Section advise and inform both the U.S. Congress and CRS analytical staff by providing expert on-demand information research, information products and resources, product updating, information resource management, briefings and seminars, consultations on research methodologies, and customized training on information research and resources for individuals and groups.

The Supervisory Librarian is responsible for effectively managing staff in order to accomplish the work of the unit; anticipating and identifying the changing needs of Congress by keeping informed of the work; using knowledgeable contacts and authoritative resources; collaborating with other CRS managers; and developing information products and services that best meet the needs of congressional clients and CRS research divisions. The incumbent is granted a high degree of independence, exercising considerable judgment in carrying out duties and responsibilities in accordance with industry best practices and CRS guidelines and policies. In addition, the incumbent must possess knowledge of information resources and the principles and/or best practices of librarianship and information science to integrate information research with public policy analysis in issue areas covered by RSI.

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and/or experts outside the Library of Congress and/or CRS, both domestic and international, to resolve reference issues. Meets with researchers and analyzes questions and requirements in depth and detail and suggests search strategies involving the greatest complexity or time. Provides research services for users that involve not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating information itself. Activities require substantial depth of analysis to access information.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library function. Participates in planning the work of the unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within CRS. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside CRS and the Library of Congress.

The position description number for this position is 013354.
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.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Government Publishing Office
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

GPO employees are proud of their abilities and passionate about their craft. As an agency we possess a diverse wealth of talent with employees representing many administrative fields and trades. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. If you are an energetic, inventive individual looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career opportunity, GPO may be the place for you.

Duties

  • Tracks progress of FDLP materials from receipt from distribution center, through cataloging, to archiving.
  • Performs serials check-in and routes work to catalogers and classifiers.
  • Creates order records and preliminary-level bibliographic records in the ILS following established guidelines.
  • Creating and proofreading shipping lists, and preparing shipping lists for public posting using established templates
  • Conducting research and gather Information for responses using automated systems.

Position: CYAC Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position serves as a cataloger in the Literature Section, U.S. Programs, Law & Literature Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery And Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
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, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The Literature Section at the Library of Congress seeks a cataloger with strong cataloging and subject analysis skills, primarily for material in one or more of the following subject areas: Children’s Literature, Graphic Novels, General Literature and related areas (e.g., fiction, poetry, history and criticism of literary works). This position requires the ability to communicate effectively in writing in order to write objective and succinct summaries for Children’s and Young Adults’ (CYAC) literature. For more information on the CYAC program: https://www.loc.gov/aba/cyac/

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, scholarly research tools, the internet,, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection
development policies.

Provides consultation or performs liaison duties to help solve technical problems, interact collaboratively on projects, and exchange information with persons inside and outside of an organization, including supervisors, experts, colleagues, and/or trainees.

Collaborates with the Section Head and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting, and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject, and cataloging problems.

Actively participates in discussions relating to discovery, access, retrieval, and management of objects in ILS, discovery, and digital repository systems. Advises on the application of appropriate current and emerging cataloging/metadata schema to facilitate access to digital resources and physical collections.

Position: Librarian (Senior Cooperative and Instructional Program Instructor)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 335039.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities:

The position serving as the Senior Cooperative and Instructional Programs Instructor is a key member of a team responsible for designing, developing, and carrying out “best practices” for online and instructor-led instructional programs for staff and management in Library Services and for administering training activities through the service unit’s training website by offering classroom and online courses focusing on on-the-job activities and evaluating the effectiveness of the program and courses offered.

Develops comprehensive original course content for courses in advanced technical processing and systems to meet defined course objectives. Plans, coordinates, designs, and develops instruction for extremely complex systems or experimental pilots for materials processing and delivery.

Plans and develops experimental programs, evaluates results, and applies the findings to solutions of problems. Evaluates training interventions and prepares staff development and training evaluation studies, and applies learning theories and principles to manage the development and revision of experimental and innovative instructional materials.

Implements training and establishes policy and procedures for developing and delivering training related to the creation of metadata, reference, and services to the end user.

Delivers designed courses, seminars, and workshops on technical processing, automated technical processing, and office automation software packages pertinent to the Library staff working in the area of acquisitions, cataloging, reference, and preservation. Presents courseware in a variety of formats: handouts, cheat sheets, webinars, and quizzes, in classroom, online, blended, and web-based settings.

Provides Library Services staff at all levels with leadership and guidance on new developments and national trends in Library Services educational programs, such as webcasting, web conferencing, and web design. Develops and applies new training methods, approaches, and technology or revises and adapts existing methodology to fit new situations. Serves as a principal staff member to provide professional advice and guidance on matters of instructional materials development and delivery.

Serves as an authoritative consultant, establishes guidelines and policy for evaluation and quality assessment of new or modified instructional programs. Studies developments in the fields of performance technology and instructional design for possible application to Library Services’ education or training programs.

Position: Legislative Analyst
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT to fill current and future vacancies as needed. Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. e.s.t. on November 8, 2022. However, APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY May 8, 2022, WILL RECEIVE FIRST CONSIDERATION. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Duties

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Legislative Information Services (LIS) is seeking three legislative analysts to join its Legislative Analysis and Services Section (LASS). These legislative analysts will contribute to the Office of Legislative Information Services’ mandate to produce legislative information for the United States Congress.

The legislative analyst applies specialized knowledge in multiple subject areas (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.) and comprehensive knowledge of the operations, rules, procedures, and organization of the United States Congress to the analysis of Federal legislation. Using these analytical skills, the legislative analyst will write authoritative summaries of Federal legislation in assigned areas. These summaries are mandated by statute and are utilized as authoritative resources by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective descriptions of both new and amended Federal legislation. Given the variable nature of workloads and congressional focus, successful legislative analysts are able to apply their critical skills to unfamiliar subject areas as needed.

The legislative analyst must use his or her knowledge of federal law, regulations, legal principles, and specific subject areas to analyze federal legislation in order to determine the legislation’s meaning, intent, and impact on existing law. The analyst must perform necessary research on novel issues to inform his or her analysis, as well as to develop the necessary subject matter expertise to improve the quality and timeliness of the summaries. The analyst must draft summaries explaining the changes to current law proposed by legislation in a way that is useful and accessible to both expert and general audiences. This work requires careful attention to specific language in the legislative text to ensure that the summaries are drafted with accuracy, precision, and discernment, as well as with regard for subtle differences in language and meaning. The legislative analyst must also communicate and collaborate with other legislative analysts—and, as needed, with the CRS research community—to continually improve the quality of the work product.

The Office of Legislative Information Services is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that produces legislative information for the United States Congress that is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation: it is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for over a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.

The position description number for this position is 12959.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Research Services Manager
Location: Hogan Lovells US LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Keen to become part of a truly global, collaborative team of professionals? Your journey begins here.

  • Manage the research service provided to our US lawyers; ensure high service standards and efficient work processes across a dispersed team currently located in Washington DC, New York, Denver, Louisville and Northern Virginia; Actively participate in day-to-day research support for lawyers.
  • Manage US alerting and tracking services within a global current awareness service across legal information and regulatory change, competitor and business intelligence;
  • Manage the delivery of a range of research skills training on research tools and techniques;
  • Raise awareness of tools across the lawyer community, ensuring the team establishes close working relationships with relevant practice area Knowledge Lawyers to promote research tools and services.

Work with the Head of Research Services to:

  • ensure high service standards, research quality and efficient work processes are adhered to;
  • provide regular performance and service delivery metrics to assure Knowledge and business leadership of quality behaviours, standards and cost-effective service delivery.
  • implement regional and global processes, tools and technologies within the US service
  • identify and support the implement opportunities for service development and continuous improvement within the US service.
  • Manage Research Services team staff evaluations, recruitment processes, training and development;
  • Input into research product decision-making and trial/pilot, evaluation, training, and marketing of
  • research products to lawyers;
  • Stay aware of new products in the research space, working to advance the firm’s innovation in the use of AI legal research tools.
    All members of the firm are expected to participate in our Global Citizenship program.

Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum five (5+) years of law firm library experience in a research capacity;
  • Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school preferred;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills or project delivery experience across a dispersed team preferred.
  • An understanding of the legal market and business landscape. Familiarity with emerging technologies and an appreciation for the changing role of research and legal information in the digital age;
  • In-depth knowledge of a range of US and international legal and business research databases and resources, their functionality and content; and
  • Expert search experience with the ability to advise and coach on research searching strategies.

Competencies

  • Strong communication and people skills with an ability to influence and lead with high energy;
  • Ability to lead by example with a willingness to step in to assist the team as necessary;
  • A true team player – collaborative, accountable;
  • Ability to influence and persuade team members, lawyers, and other key stakeholders;
  • A strong customer service focus and high client care standards;
  • Resilient, adaptable, innovative and forward thinking; agile and able to move quickly with the changing needs of the firm;
  • A lateral thinker who is resourceful and flexible with an inquiring mind;
  • Strong intellectual capacity with the ability to apply new ideas;
  • Organized with the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple competing demands

Please apply directly on the Hogan Lovells website here.