Seven Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Technician
Location: District of Columbia Courts
Salary: $56,086 – $72,907

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 Court. The Library Technician provides general office and clerical support to the public and DC Courts employees and demonstrates a commitment to excellent customer service.


Brief Description of Major Duties:

  • Performs intake and processing of newly acquired library materials including; unpacking, recycling packing materials, confirming receipt of items on packing slips, and preparing for cataloging.
  • Provides user support and technical assistance to library users utilizing library research platforms, the online catalog, or other digital resources.
  • Tracks the library management system for overdue books and books on reserve. Notifies employees via email of overdue materials.
  • Assists in the weeding and de-acquisitioning of Library materials and updates catalog records in the library management system. Performs library collection maintenance activities including: shifting shelving, inventory, and reshelving materials.
  • Assists library users with accessing computers, answering basic software and hardware questions, such as Microsoft Office suite, web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox, keyboard shortcuts, and solves basic printer problems such as adding paper or a paper jam to be cleared according to machine prompts.
  • Handles all aspects of user management of the various digital resources provided to DC Courts’ employees according to the standard operating procedure. Utilizes digital resource admin portals to add and remove users on a continual basis.
  • Performs copy cataloging in the library’s management system. Records not available in the LC Catalog, OHIO Link, or other open access index, are to be referred to the Librarian for original cataloging.
  • Provides administrative support for library events including, preparing and distributing publicity materials and logistic support for event set-up.
  • The DC Courts have employed many measures to keep employees and court users as safe as possible, including mandatory face coverings, enhanced air circulation, and intensified cleaning services. We encouraged employees to get vaccinated for their safety and the safety of their family, friends, colleagues, and others with whom they have contact. Vaccinations, being readily available, provide the best protection from infection with COVID-19, and the requirement of vaccinations is consistent with maintaining a safe and secure workplace. Therefore, effective immediately and throughout the remainder of the COVID-19 emergency period, all DC Courts employees, interns, volunteers, and on-site contractors, who have received a vaccination as required by the COVID-19 vaccination protocols, must provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources on the first day of employment. You may seek an exemption from providing a proof of vaccination on the grounds of a specific medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief. All employees who have not received the required number of vaccination doses, regardless of the reason or whether the employee has sought or been granted an exemption, will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result on a weekly basis in order to report to work in person or remotely.

Position: Information Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Information Technician position is located in the Copyright Information Section, Office Of Public Information & Education, Copyright Office.
The position description number for this position is 206298.
The incumbent of this position will work a Compflex, Flextime, Maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.


The Office of Public Information & Education is responsible for providing information to the public and to the copyright community regarding Copyright Office services. The Division operates the Copyright Public Information Office, answers information requests for forms and circulars, retrieves materials for court cases, performs searches on registered materials and other copyright records, provides certified or non-certified copies of copyright deposits, additional certificates and other copyright records, publishes circulars, forms and related
materials, maintains the official records of the office, and responds to inspection requests from members of the public or Congress.

The Copyright Information Section maintains the Copyright Public Information Office for the purpose of answering telephone, mail, email, and in-person inquiries concerning the copyright law, registration and recordation procedures, Vessel Hull recordation, registration of Online Service Providers, and copyright records and for providing assistance to visitors to the Copyright Office.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures and established methods reviews status inquiries received by email, telephone and/or visitors. Searches the two primary databases (Siebel and COINS) to determine whether a record exists. If a record is found, prepares a report, which includes the receipt date, registration class, service request number as well as verifying whether the request deposit copies and appropriate fees have been provided. . Routine status reports are sent to the applicant by email or telephone. If there are special circumstances or complexities, refers complex searches to the supervisor or a Senior Copyright Information Specialist, or the appropriate area of the Copyright Office.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures, including the use of pattern paragraph resources, replies to routine status and processing inquiries by drafting correspondence and replying to the applicant. Makes case­ specific revisions to standard language that ensures applicant receives required information and can respond in an efficient manner. Obtains the guidance of a Senior Information Specialist when including information concerning basic registration procedures and suggested links to information on the Copyright Office web site.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures and established methods, assists applicants in setting up accounts and completing online and paper-based applications for basic registrations using the online system in the public visitors area. Calculates and accepts fees for routine material submitted and issues receipts. Follows all processing procedures in accepting applications, deposit materials and documents for recordation. Provides initial review of routine applications, deposits, and attachments submitted to the Public Office. Consults with a senior copyright specialist, when submissions may present problems that may delay registration or are other than routine.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures and established methods answers telephone inquiries referred by a Senior Copyright Information Specialist or Supervisor, gathering information and searching the databases to provide an instant status report when feasible. May initiates telephone calls after conducting status research of assigned inquiries received by others.

Performs other duties as assigned

Position: Lead Technical Information Specialist
Location: U.S. Army Medical Logistics Command
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

About the Position: Serves as Lead Technical Information Specialist for the U.S. Army Medical Logistics Command (AMLC), Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILSC), Logistics & Technical Support Directorate (LTSD), Technical Information Management Branch (TIMB).


As Team Leader, ensures the organization’s strategic plan is communicated to the team; communicates to the team the assignments, projects, problems to be solved, milestones, program issues under review, and deadlines or completion
Serves as a primary technical information specialist and provides technical information support as functional team lead for the day-to-day activities of the TIMB assigned Technical writers/editors and Information Specialists.
Serves as Technical Authority Advocate on behalf of the Medical Life Cycle Management Command to ensure compliance of Technical Data Packages (TDP) standards and specifications in accordance with MIL-STD-31000B, DoD 5010.12-M, Army Data & Data Rights (D&DR) Guide, Army framework for intellectual property management IAW Army Directive 2018-26 – (Enabling Modernization through Management of Intellectual Property), Development of Technical Manuals (TM) and related Logistics Product Data (LPD) IAW Army Product Support Manager’s (PSM) Guidebook to Technical Manual Contract Development and Quality review and other applicable DoD Technical Data standards, documentation and requirements.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Acquisition Section of the Copyright Acquisitions Division, and serves as a Librarian (Acquisition Specialist).
The incumbent of this position will work a full-time compflex, flextime, or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
This permanent position is hybrid telework eligible. It is not eligible for 100% distant/remote telework.
The position description number for this position is 110426.


Identifies, selects, and acquires library materials in assigned formats and assigned subject areas through the mandatory deposit provision of the Copyright Law. Materials identified for selection and acquisition are of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Contacts domestic publishers to obtain information or to relay information related to the mandatory deposit of published works; manages serial subscription deposits; approves acquisition and bibliographic records when issuing informal requests or formal demands; and resolves routine problems independently. Conducts publisher reviews to determine their rate of compliance and to bring them into full compliance with the Copyright Law. Assures that demand orders are represented by correct bibliographic identification, correct publisher contact information, and correct coding in the acquisitions and cataloging systems. Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the acquisitions and deposit process, including assisting in preparation of responses for requests for special relief from the mandatory deposit requirements. Performs research in on-site reference sources, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library.

In consultation with the supervisor or a senior specialist, gathers and evaluates copyright and publication facts to determine if the material is subject to copyright demand, or is available through other acquisition methods.

Answers inquiries from copyright claimants and publishers regarding deposit requirements, Copyright Office and Library policies and programs, and the acquisition needs of the Library. Refers difficult technical questions on copyright law and Copyright Office policies and practices to the supervisor or senior specialist.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships with the publishing community in order to support the Library’s collection development and acquisition process, and to ensure timely and comprehensive fulfillment of the mandatory deposit requirements. Consults with colleagues and supervisors to resolve problems arising from the workflow. Consults with recommending officers concerning LC requests and interpretations of collection policies. Assists publishers to resolve routine problems related to copyright deposits and to ensure the timely receipt of deposits. Explains and answers routine questions related to the mandatory deposit provision of the U.S. Copyright Law to individuals. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

As assigned, identifies, selects, and acquires non-technical library materials in assigned subject areas. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments. Exercises good judgment in interpreting and applying acquisition and selection guidelines, including deviating from traditional methods, techniques or practices. Examines incoming shipments of deposits to select items appropriate for the collections, assign cataloging priorities, consulting senior staff regarding difficult decisions.

Performs various other related duties as assigned.

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

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

Position: Library Technician
Location: National Galary of Art
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located on the staff of the Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs Officer in the technical services department of the National Gallery of Art Library. The incumbent is responsible for the preparation and processing of monographs, assisting with the processing of large gifts, participating in the management of unprocessed collection materials, as well as performing minor preservation activities.

The incumbent will:

  • Process cataloged material by labeling, book plating, and barcoding monographs.
  • Track location of materials during preservation activities using library services platform and maintains reasonable access.
  • Assist in organization and maintenance of cataloging backlog and communicates necessary location information to colleagues.
  • Assist with processing large gift collections including unpacking, shelving, searching, accessioning, tracking, and routing materials.
  • Identify structural concerns in collection items and address, with consultation, by constructing book jackets, custom-fitted enclosures, or applying other minor protective or corrective measures.

Position: Preservation Science Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 370063.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.


The Preservation Science Specialist is located in the Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD) within the Preservation Directorate and reports to the Division Chief, PRTD. The Directorate is responsible for the long-term, uninterrupted access to the Library’s collections through a variety of preservation programs. The Preservation Directorate accomplishes the preservation of the Library’s collections including the rare, valuable, special format, and general research collections through a variety of processes. PRTD supports and enhances the efficacy of these processes through activities in three programmatic areas: analytical services, research projects, and the quality assurance program. Analytical service activities include analyses for assessment and characterization of media, substrates, and treatments.

Research program activities include research supporting the treatment of collection items, research supporting condition assessment and analysis of Library collection materials, research into materials degradative processes and the assessment of effective conservation treatments, research into preventive conservation measures, and optimizing and/or developing new analytical techniques.

The incumbent is responsible for planning and carrying out work, resolving most conflicts that arise and operates with a moderate degree of independence within the scope of preservation projects approved by the Division Chief and conducts a range of preservation activities based on expert knowledge, skills, and requisite training and experience.

The incumbent is able to carry out standard preservation research and testing procedures in at least one preservation science research area, and operation of at least one scientific instrument; including but not limited to the preservation research, testing and analysis of both traditional and modern Library materials including paper, parchment, pigments, inks and colorants, photographic or audio/visual media formats; environmental monitoring and assessment; quality assurance testing and specifications.

The incumbent collects and organizes information to support preservation research and analyses upon review by the Division Chief. Executes surveys and prepares data for reports related to preservation research topics, including, but not limited to, the assessment and characterization of media, substrates and treatments, materials degradative processes and the assessment of effective conservation treatments, and preventive conservation measures. The incumbent may assist with organizing research reports and studies to identify, evaluate and implement preservation practices. Prepares research data for review, and other documentation in support of PRTD’s research projects.

The incumbent assists the Division Chief with preservation research efforts; including projects that involve other Division staff members. Assists the Division Chief with efforts made by PRTD to provide service and information to the custodial units, the Library of Congress, and the public. May be required to research and prepare procurement documents for purchase of small equipment or laboratory supplies as assigned by the Division Chief. Attends workshops for training under the direction of PRTD Chief to advance preservation knowledge.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

You’re looking for a change, and so are we. At Venable, we know that every new hire brings valuable experience, new perspectives, and a chance to raise the bar on our approach to Research and Knowledge Services. That’s why we’re looking for a Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to lead library outreach, training initiatives as well as research team assignments. Research Team activities include conducting high-level substantive research in a wide variety of practice areas utilizing a diverse range of resources to support client work, business development, and firm management and functional areas.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Leading the department’s training and outreach initiatives to develop annual research training goals and assure that lawyers develop awareness and proficiency in using appropriate resources to support their client work.
  • Collaborating with Reference and Knowledge Services team members, the Professional Development team, Practice Group Leaders, Partners, and other firm leaders to assess and understand attorney and professional staff research and information needs.
  • Designing, developing, and implementing training programs and developing appropriate learning materials.
  • Providing training to attorneys and professional staff in a variety of platforms, including remote virtual learning, video learning, concierge (one-on-one), and in-person group presentations
  • 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
  • Researching and writing summaries of research results 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.
  • Providing analysis and synthesis of research results and presenting findings in a manner promoting effective decision making.


The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Bachelor’s degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of two years office or law firm experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Strong communication skills: ability to interact in both written and oral form with all levels of the organization
  • Experience with logic-based searching preferred

Pay Range for Candidates in New York City:

$119,000 – $130,000

The range provided is the minimum and maximum salary that Venable in good faith believes at the time of this posting that it is willing to pay for the advertised position. Exact compensation will be determined based on individual candidate qualifications and location.