Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Contract)
Location: Trademark Law Library, USPTO

Originally posted on LLSDC Jobline.

It is a long-term contract librarian position with ASRC Federal, working in the Trademark Law Library at the USPTO. This is a very reference-focused position, and really good for new graduates. These are the most critical points:
Key Role:
Under the direction of the Director and Senior Librarian, plans, organizes, and coordinates work activities involved in obtaining and making library resources available to the trademark attorneys and other customers.
Primary duties for this position are reference assistance and research using a wide range of materials.
Perform research using on-line search techniques, automated tools, print material, and other resources as necessary.
Analyze search requests, interviews requesters when needed, develops search strategies, and reviews and provides search results.
Assist with compilation of library statistics.
Works independently under overall project objectives and requirements.
Apprise supervisor about progress and unusual complication.
Masters in Library Science; new MLS grads encouraged to apply; 3 years of library experience preferred.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and provide superior reference services in a timely manner.
Creativity and tenacity in performing research in a wide range of subject areas and with a variety of resources to support the research of trademark attorneys.
Expertise in searching one or more major on-line commercial vendors (ProQuest and Lexis/Nexis) and expertise in searching the Internet.
Experience in using Microsoft Office Tools and familiarity with collaborative web tools such as SharePoint, Wikis, etc.
The posting can be found here, search “trademark law librarian.”

Position: Senior Business & Legal Research Analyst
Location: Venable LLP

Originally posted on AALL Career.

Venable LLP has an opening for a Senior Business and Legal Research Analyst to provide expert in-depth research on a wide variety of business, legal, regulatory, tax, corporate and general matters, using electronic and print resources.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for…
Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff. Effectively researching and writing summaries of research results.
Maintaining research proficiency across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
Developing curriculum and teaching classes on business and legal research strategies and resources effective for legal and administrative staff.
Evaluating diverse information sources for currency, reliability, relevance and cost-effectiveness, and selects the optimal resources for particular research requests.
Setting up legal, regulatory, docket, news, business alerts across dozens of platforms to meet the attorneys’ and clients’ information needs.
Providing ‘just in time” guidance to attorneys and legal assistants seeking to select resources and develop effective strategies.
Participate in trials, demos, purchasing decisions, and testing new applications and upgrades to existing products.
Contribute to the development of department’s communication materials including cost-effective use guides, bibliographies, pathfinders and research tip sheets.
The successful candidate will demonstrate…
Master’s degree in Library Science/Information Science; J.D. a plus.
5+ years of experience in a law firm, corporation, or investment banking library performing high stakes, complex research in a deadline driven environment.
Expert-level business, legal, legislative, regulatory, corporate, tax and general research and reference skills.
Extensive database knowledge and skills (Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, Cheetah, OCLC, Intelligize, Accurint, CourtLink, Lex Machina, Gavelytics Capital IQ, Checkpoint, etc.).
Proven ability to teach individuals and small groups in formal and informal settings.
Venable holds certain guiding principles central to its hiring and employee development processes. We value integrity, collaboration, professionalism, hard work, and client service at every level. Interested in adding your voice to Venable? We would love to hear from you.

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

Full job vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

This position is located in the Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The Serial and Government Publications Division serves as a primary access point for a wide variety of serial collections and is responsible for the development and management of its custodial collections. Custodial collections include foreign and domestic newspapers, unbound periodicals, government publications (GPO Depository), intergovernmental publications and documents (United Nations), and other specialized serial collections. Reference assistance is provided to onsite researchers through the Newspaper & Current Periodical Room, and offsite reference service by telephone, by correspondence, and by e-mail and CHAT. Clients include Congress, Foreign and US Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Reference librarians produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, and scholarly programs relating to serial collections. Through their knowledge of the Library’s serial collections and collections of similar institutions, reference librarians play and active role in developing the collections for future users.
Provides reference and instructional service to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, from written requests, or Internet requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily-accessible, i.e., found within the library’s collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures.
Provides in-person reference service in a reading room, and responds to telephone, written and Internet requests. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible. Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions in order to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections in the Newspaper & Current Periodical Room under the direction of senior staff.
Reviews a variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas by subjects, publication format or geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and formats. Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Makes recommendations to fill in gaps in custodial collections. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation and regulations governing use and handling of custodial materials.
Monitors the condition of collection materials to ensure adherence to established preservation standards and specifications. Brings deteriorating items and those with special needs to the attention of division management. Orients users and explains procedures and regulations governing use and handling of materials.
Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity where needs are determined easily from interviews and written requests. Reviews the professional literature and reference guides, and makes recommendations for additions to the reading room reference collection and for library-wide licensed databases applicable to newspaper1 periodical, or government document reference service.
Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and conducts tours. Attends workshops, conferences1 seminars, or meetings relating to newspaper, periodical1 serials, and or government document librarianship, in the history of serials and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.
The position description number for this position is 132599.
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.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
Conditions of Employment
Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.**
Ability to provide reference and research services for a serial collection.**
Ability to interact collaboratively and provide consultation and liaison services.
Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.
A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience.
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Two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position.
You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.
Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.