Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Senior Research Analyst
Location: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Line.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with offices in strategic hubs of commerce, law, and government across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, is seeking to hire a Senior Research Analyst to provide expert and in-depth, as well as general, research services to the firm’s lawyers and staff.
Reporting to the Regional Director of Research Services, the ideal candidate is technology-savvy and holds advanced knowledge and experience which allows them to perform at the highest level and serve as a designated specialist in the regulatory/legislative research space. The Senior Research Analyst also has the exceptional ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple, complex projects concurrently.
This position will reside in our Washington, DC office and offers a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule. Regular working hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Key responsibilities include:
Performs in-depth regulatory and legislative research, and other legal, corporate, financial and/or general research for lawyers, staff, and clients by utilizing the appropriate mix of the firm’s wide range of resources.
Keeps up with new developments, technologies, innovations, and products in the fields of regulatory, legislative, general legal, and business research.
Distills research findings into clear and concise deliverables.
Maintains a thorough understanding of the scope, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness of the firm’s various research resources and selects the most relevant tools for any given request.
Monitors daily news, legislative and regulatory developments as required and conducts training on research resources and research techniques.
Experience and qualifications:
Master’s degree in Information or Library Science (ALA accredited preferred) and a minimum of 5-10 years of professional experience in a research related role.
Proficiency in Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline and/or other regulatory and legislative-related resources (e.g.,, eCFR, FiscalNote, etc.) as well as a wide range of other standard and specialized legal and business research platforms, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
Qualified candidates must apply online by visiting our website at and selecting “Careers.”
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Position: Librarian
Location: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Salary: $78,592 – $102,166

Full posting on USAjobs.

The Wilson Center is one of the three special institutions created by congressional statute to perform a national mission in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution. It is governed by its own presidentially appointed Board of Trustees and supported by public and private funds. The Center conducts and sponsors original scholarship and convenes balanced and inclusive dialogue through its programs, which cover all regions of the world and several major global issues.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Manages and requests materials directly from the Library of Congress, inputs and maintains records for tracking, and ensures timely return of material.
Serves as a liaison with Library of Congress reading room librarians and Loan Division to negotiate and implement specific loan policies and procedures, resolve problems, and encourage use of LC resources by WC researchers. Serves as back-up for other ILL loans managed through OCLC WorldShare.
Manages, adapts, and implements the Ex Libris 360 Core A-Z journal and e-book software program and other linking technologies .
Participates in research and planning for future technology acquisitions; works with library management and vendor on future implementation of linking and/or content discovery services.
Checks out materials using ILS circulation system; manages microfilm scanner software to provide best tools for users doing digital research on microfilm.
Conducts comprehensive library orientations for interns covering Wilson Center and Library of Congress resources, and demonstrates use of relevant online materials, providing instruction in use of specialized information resources.
Responds to reference inquiries by locating bibliographic, factual, and statistical materials using relevant academic journals, books, articles from the press, and reports from a wide array of social science research resources, particularly in public policy, area studies, international relations, and modern history.
Works closely with program staff and website manager to track Wilson Center publications, both online and in print.
Organizes publication listings and creates bibliographies.
Participates in planning, selecting or designing new database or other programs to house citations and helps to design output to meet Center needs.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
You must complete a background investigation
Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
You may be required to complete a one-year probationary period
You must maintain a bank account for direct deposit
All qualification requirements for this position must be met by the closing date of this announcement
Current and former federal employees within the General Schedule (GS) must meet the time-in-grade requirements outlined in the “Qualifications” section of this announcement
Must have completed 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.
Must have a total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. The education, training, and experience established 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.
GS-11: to qualify you must have at least one (1) year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in the private or public sectors) performing the following types of duties:
Developing and presenting library-led educational training and orientations;
Providing advanced reference and research services in the fields of social sciences, particularly public policy, area studies, international affairs, and modern history;
Managing a serials A-Z program to provide access to e-journals and e-books;
Evaluating software and implementing new library technologies, including updating current library tools;
Working knowledge of the collections reading rooms and loan policies of the Library of Congress or similar research libraries;
Managing, requesting, and tracking interlibrary loans with the Library of Congress or university libraries; and
Working knowledge of the holdings, arrangements and services of academic and special libraries.
Must have successfully completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science.
Must have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position.
Must have a combination of experience and education as described above that equates to one year of experience. Percentage of the required education plus my percentage of the required experience equal one hundred percent.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
For more information on the qualifications for this position OPM Qualification Standards
Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as “varies”.
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.
In addition, when reviewing applicant’s transcripts, assumptions will not be made. Applicants MUST state which coursework is relevant.

Position: Librarian (Linked Data Applications Technical Analyst)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $112,015 – $145,617

Full posting on USAjobs.

This position is located in the Network Development and Marc Standards Office, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 429569.
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.
The position serves as a Linked Data Applications Technical Analyst for metadata applications and is located in the Network Development and MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) Standards Office (NDMSO). The incumbent coordinates and facilitates projects involving the creation and use of bibliographic data in a linked data environment along with development of related standards. These projects relate to semantic technologies. The incumbent will work closely with NDMSO staff, other Library Services staff, and Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) staff on components of a working environment that is based on linking data for metadata creation innovations, technical standards, exploration of tools, data dissemination techniques, and prototype applications that use and demonstrate linked data technologies.
Participates in planning needed to implement strategies and standards for complex projects involving the creation and use of bibliographic data in a linked data environment.
Supports or facilitates the analysis of the differences between various elements of a linked data environment and the current environment, specifying the advantages and disadvantages and making recommendations.
Coordinates complex research and development activities and analysis of user requirements for the application of linked data technology to bibliographic data. Applies expert knowledge of computer languages and techniques for realizing program needs. Applies expertise in use of extensible Markup language (XML) and RDF for the effective use of XML Query (XQuery), Extensible Stylesheet Language transformations (XSLT), the RDF Query Language SPARQL, and management of triple stores. Quickly develops new data skills and understands new architectures and application designs.
Serves as liaison between Library Services and other Library divisions and offices to provide expert technical advice, assistance, and training (as needed) on new linked data technologies and standards. Participates in the national and international standards development processes. As assigned represents the Library in the national and international library communities and other organizations on technical matters including linked data usage in libraries. Assures that Library implementations of linked data standards meet national and international specifications as well as community established good practices. Assists and advises other NDMSO staff on matters related to linked data, e.g., use and development of the Library linked data initiative, BIBFRAME. Prepares and presents papers at meetings and conferences.
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.
Ability to implement and evaluate metadata and linked data standards.**
Ability to perform research and analysis work.
Ability to carry out and manage projects.
Ability to collaborate with others and provide consultation and liaison services.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.