Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collection Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


This position is located in the Digital Resources Division, Global Legal Collection Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 414531.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


This position serves as a Digital Collection Specialist and is responsible for acquisitions, management of digital collections, project development, management, consultation, and liaison work.

The incumbent assists with the integration of digital and traditional library services through work on assigned projects involving digital reformatting and/or collecting original digital material.

Individually and in collaboration with IT and digital media experts, incumbent assists with program components that include design, implementation, and evaluation of projects, creation of digital images and post-processing functions, review of presentation of digital material, metadata and standards for content development, and models for information access and delivery. The incumbent liaises with various working groups throughout the Library involved in digital technologies and automated systems as they relate to digital reformatting and collecting original digital material. Assists with parts of a wide variety of complex projects for service and access of the Law Library’s digital media holdings. These collections span multimedia forms of expression including text, graphic, photographic, moving image, cartographic, and mixed media to include web content. Projects may involve one or more of the Law Library’s digital material collections intended to establish and/or enhance standards for collecting, creating, and maintaining digital material online.

Serves as a digital collections specialist for assigned tasks and workflows within the Digital Resources Division. Applies knowledge of library policies and procedures related to the assigned tasks and workflows in order to acquire and present digital collection materials. Implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for the assigned tasks and workflows. Consults with senior members of the unit to resolve problems or issues. Ensures that content for the assigned workflows meets the Library’s format and metadata technical standards for acceptance.

Assists in planning and implementing assigned portions of digital acquisitions projects. Suggests improvements to workflows for assigned content. Adheres to priorities and time-frames established by management.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to the assigned tasks or workflows.

Acquires and applies knowledge of techniques and methods relating to digital content management and digital projects. Proposes modifications to existing information practices, precedents, and techniques and adapts previous approaches to solve information, organization, and access issues related to digital content within the assigned task or workflow.

Initial permanent appointments to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. Probationary periods served at other Federal agencies do not count toward this requirement.

Position: Librarian (Law)
Location: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Salary: $89,834 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


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Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Principal Legal Advisor, in Washington, District of Columbia.

This is a bargaining unit position.


To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043 does not currently apply as of the date of this job opportunity announcement. ICE will request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

As a Librarian (Law), at the full performance level you will perform the following duties:

  • Provide support for customers through in-depth reference and research on topics ranging from moderate to complex difficulty
  • Maintain records of library usage, time and expenses
  • Assist in preparing content for publication via SharePoint; including, lists, libraries and pages
  • Organize training sessions for users on internal and external legal research resources
  • Coordinate with various headquarters and field components to populate SharePoint library an organized fashion

Position: Librarian (Systems)
Location: National Defense University
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


The National Defense University Library advances education through teaching information fluency and collecting, organizing, making accessible, and preserving recorded knowledge and scholarship.

Serves as a Librarian in the National Defense University Libraries performing a variety of duties in the specialized areas of managing library systems and resources to support two academic libraries.


  • Designs and conducts analytical studies of library automation needs. Serves on government-wide committees engaged in developing policies and standards for automated library information systems.
  • Determines feasibility/usefulness of new technology and services (e.g., microprocessors, software packages, telecommunications equipment; electronic storage media, online database services) to the requirements of the library/information network.
  • Is the technical expert in defining functional specifications for library automation projects to maintain state-of-the-art capabilities and to assure compatibility with and adherence to national library and DOD automation standards.
  • Is relied on to assure the accuracy of assumptions made by designers and developers, especially those who are non-librarians.
  • Provides expert technical assistance in determining the most effective automated approach to users, problems.
  • Develops, coordinates and monitors the ongoing evolution of the Library’s integrated library system and other automation projects with system designers, analysts, programmers and library automation specialist of other Federal libraries
  • Coordinates procurement, testing and implementation of new systems and/or improvements to current systems.
  • Also acts as technical expert for telecommunications and networking capabilities to provide interfaces with other library systems and to expand access to NDU’s systems to users at remote sites.
  • Provides technical advice in the analysis of functional activities within cooperating libraries, reviewing and evaluating both ongoing and proposed system capabilities.
  • Provides substantive advice on long-range planning and determines, and determines budgeting requirements for automated systems and services.
  • Prepares appropriate documentation to support funding for automated systems and services.
  • Coordinates cooperative funding efforts with other Federal agencies, developing interagency agreements on other implementing documentation as required, and interacts with officials of those agencies at decision-making levels.
  • Prepares functional specifications for new or ongoing software and hardware acquisition, development and maintenance contracts.
  • Evaluates vendor proposals, advising Contracting Officers as to their viability, cost effectiveness, and acceptability.
  • Reviews and evaluates vendor performance to ensure effective, efficient, and reliable software and optimum equipment performance
  • Develops complex testing procedures for new acquisitions and ensures that adequate testing is accomplished to support the evaluation and acceptance process.
  • Utilizes a high level of library technical and research skills to be aware of, trends as they will effect library automation. Serves as library representative to automation networks and user groups.
  • Designs and conducts training programs, briefings and demonstrations of hardware and software for library staff, library users, and various library/automation experts
  • Such experts, who come from, various parts of the United States and from foreign countries, contact the library to evaluate its systems for possible application at their own sites.
  • Determines the need for and directs the production of technical and administrative guides. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian Assistant
Location: Bates White

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.


  • You will be responsible for performing various duties in support of the Research & Library Services function.
  • Promptly respond to routine research requests, including requests for academic articles, analyst reports, and company financials, using Econlit, ScienceDirect, Refinitiv Eikon Premium, Capital IQ, Capital IQ Pro/S&P Global Market Intelligence, LexisNexis, Factiva, Westlaw, Bloomberg and other databases.
  • Work with research teammates and/or Client Services staff to complete research assignments and requests.
  • Prepare and organize clear, concise and logically written emails and memos in response to requests.
  • Conduct copyright review using the Copyright Clearance Center.
  • Support citation management: put resources in correct citation formats using Bates White style guide.
  • Under the supervision of Sr. Manager of Library Services order books and articles as needed.
  • Help organize library materials; catalog books using Library of Congress cataloging; keep book shelves organized; maintain book check out and return system; and locate missing books.
  • Index articles and book chapters using SharePoint database (eLibrary).
  • Maintain spreadsheet of users and passwords. Contact database vendors to add/delete users.
  • Track usage; collect and organize information on questions asked and databases used; help Sr. Manager create annual research report.
  • Assist with budget preparation and cost tracking.
  • Assist in welcoming and training new library users.
  • Support Sr. Manager in meetings and trainings; take and organize notes; track follow-up.
  • Under Sr. Manager’s supervision, assist Client Services as needed to review documents and extract and synthesize information.
  • Perform assigned tasks thoroughly and accurately.
  • Participate in firm building


  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or coursework toward the degree preferred.
  • Undergraduate coursework in accounting, economics, finance, or business strongly recommended.
  • Experience using Bloomberg, Capital IQ/Capital IQ Pro, or Refinitiv Eikon a plus.
  • Experience working in a library, professional services firm, or a law firm is a plus.
  • Ability to follow directions and ask appropriate clarifying questions.
  • Ability to handle short deadlines, work well under pressure, and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Interest in developing research skills.
  • Must be thorough and detail oriented.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, including writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Understanding of Library of Congress call number system a plus.
  • Ability to function well in a dynamic client services environment.
  • Ability to comprehend complex assignments with guidance.
  • Ability to be resourceful and creative in approaching work-related challenges.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff.