Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Research Services Analyst 
Location: Cooley LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings 

Cooley LLP is seeking a Senior Research Services Analyst to be located in its Washington, DC office. The Senior Research Services Analyst works independently as a member of a firmwide research team that responds to requests from attorneys, paralegals and staff, to perform wide-ranging research on legal and business issues necessary for client legal services, business development, and Firm administration. Senior Research Services Analysts are responsible for all aspects of analyzing the research request, identifying the best sources of information, conducting the research, and reporting the results of research projects. This role also provides reference services and training in the use of information resources to partners and employees of the Firm.

Qualified candidates will have at least 5 years of research experience in assigned or related field; strong analytical and research skills, and extensive knowledge of a variety of legal and business electronic resources. Master of Library Science or JD degree required. EOE.

Position: Supervisory Librarian 
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Science, Medicine, and Agriculture Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences, And Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities
This position is located in the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access (ABA) and may be used in any division within ABA. The incumbent of this position serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work, including acquisitions and cataloging functions, of the section, overseeing the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians performing these functions, and performing administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the division chief. The incumbent works highly independently, exercising considerable judgment, and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Determines the human resources needed to accomplish the work of the unit, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out the unit’s activities.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations, including quality assurance, for staff member which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and annual formal evaluations to employees. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters.

Responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity objectives and by adhering to non-discriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. Specifically, initiates non-discriminatory practices for the area under his/her supervision in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair
treatment of all; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; ( 4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills. Ensures the security and control of library materials.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Utilizes 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 a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying improvements in methods and
procedures. May serve as COTR or administer service contracts.

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the library acquisitions program. Assists in preparing and overseeing the acquisitions budget.

Ensures that invoices and credits for library materials are received, entered, cleared, and approved in accordance with Library procedures and statutory requirements (i.e., the Prompt Payment Act). Ensures that vendor complaints and/or statements concerning non-payment are investigated and resolved promptly by appropriate personnel and offices; and for complying with audit requirements.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including section, division, and/or directorate members. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations. Solves problems in particularly difficult circumstances. Plans new or significantly updated methods of training, incorporating the latest in information technology. Prepares/edits instructor manuals, technical manuals, training manuals, or user manuals. Analyzes training needs at the section and division levels in order to identify or develop appropriate training. May also conduct formal classroom training as necessary.

Washington, DC: Two Positions

Position: Research Analyst/Legal Researcher
Location: Steptoe, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Steptoe, an AmLaw100 firm, is seeking a skilled researcher to join its Research & Information Services Department. Responsibilities include performing sophisticated research to support to both ongoing matters and business development projects. The position will also be engaged in current awareness and monitoring, training programs, and knowledge initiatives. Expertise with legal research (statutory, regulatory and case law) and non-legal research is required; candidates must demonstrate mastery of legal information sources, including Lexis, Westlaw, docketing services and legal analytics, and a variety of corporate, technical, and bibliographic databases. This position is also responsible for analyzing and concisely summarizing findings for attorneys and staff. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required. Minimum qualifications include a four-year degree, at least five years of substantive research experience, a JD or MLS (both degrees are preferred), and a commitment to customer service. The ideal candidate will be able to work both collaboratively as a member of a professional team and individually in a fast-paced environment. Some evening or weekend hours may be required.

Apply online: https://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=298

Position: Senior Research Analyst
Location: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Law Firm, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Under the direction of the Research Services Director, the Sr. Research  Analyst performs research, reference and related services to support the informational needs of the firm and its clients. The Sr. Research Analyst is part of a team of research professionals and is based in our Washington, D.C. office This role also involves collaboration with other team members related to knowledge management initiatives meant to capture work product of high interest to various practice groups. This is a position requiring significant law firm experience in a research role.

 
1. Performs all research required to assist lawyers and other firm personnel as well as external clients in obtaining information in support of the firm’s business. This includes undertaking complex research assignments requiring the utilization of specialized databases, legal and business information sources, web-based sites and print resources. 

2. In conjunction with the Sr. KM Litigation Attorney, collaborates with practice group leaders and other firm personnel to design or enhance KM systems and processes which meet the practice group’s needs and priorities. Maintains such systems as assigned. 

3. Markets and promotes awareness of Research and KM service offerings. Participates in the development of educational materials and leads instructional programs for lawyers and other firm personnel.

4. Oversees the maintenance of essential print resources as well as liaise with department team members regarding other resource management tasks.

5. Assists in the continual evaluation of new research applications to ensure that all of the firm’s information resources are geared towards efficiently and cost-effectively supporting the firm’s business. 

6. Works on special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

7. Accounts for billable time by submitting diaries on a regular basis
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 Education and/or Experience
1. M.L.S. from an accredited institution


2. A minimum of ten years’ research experience in a law firm setting.
 

Competencies
1. Upper margin research skills with detailed knowledge of case analytical tools, IP and litigation court filings and dockets as well as strong familiarity with legal and non-legal print and electronic research resources. 

2. The ability to think of creative solutions to novel or difficult research assignments.

3. Excellent written, verbal communication and customer service skills.

4. An effective collaborator with the ability to work well with staff at all levels of the firm. Self-starter with a strong time management skills so as to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently, many under tight deadlines.

5. Strong sense of urgency and professional dedication

 
Based in our D.C. office from Monday through Friday from 9:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. Available when necessary before or after normal working hours in order to meet the needs of the firm. Travel Requirements: Ability to engage in off-site travel as required from time to time, in order to meet the demands of the job and the needs of the firm.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Technical Information Specialist 
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as coordinator for the NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program, helping researchers and staff to learn and apply bioinformatics analysis techniques to their research. If you have stellar customer service skills and experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting, then consider joining the our team.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as the team leader and coordinator for bioinformatics, identifying goals and objectives and developing strategies to meet them.
  • Recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures; and, ensures that administrative tasks, such as collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistics which document the service levels and trends in service provision, are accomplished.
  • Coordinates bioinformatics classes from outside vendors and guest speakers for NIH researchers and staff, including developing and delivering a program of instruction in the use of bioinformatics databases and analytical tools.
  • Teaches NIH researchers and staff to use a range of bioinformatics databases and various analytical tools related to the following areas: sequence analysis, similarity searching, structural analysis, gene expression, and text/data mining.
  • Acts as information advisor and consultant to NIH branches and laboratories to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.

Position: Librarian (Metadata) 
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located within Agricultural Research Service, Field Organization, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division, Acquisition & Metadata Branch in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent will provide library technical services for bibliographic, scientific, and cultural heritage metadata.

Responsibilities

  • Catalogs both print and non-print material in agricultural and related fields using specialized knowledge of descriptive cataloging, classification and subject analysis.
  • Develops new and revised methods, techniques, and procedures for dealing with a wide array of cataloging, workflow, library system usage and data flows that do not lend themselves to traditional approaches.
  • Prepare complex documents for staff use.
  • Attends and participates in meetings, conferences, seminars, and projects, both internal and external to the National Agricultural Library (NAL).
  • Evaluates policies, plans, systems, and related recommendations developed by NAL staff.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Cataloging Policy Specialist) 
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Cooperative Programs & Policy Section, Policy, Training & Cooperative Programs, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 388013.

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.

Responsibilities
Analyzes, evaluates, and proposes new cataloging practices and standards that are cited as authoritative by other libraries. Initiates and participates in studies of proposed changes in cataloging policies and practices initiated by the Library or external organizations. Initiates and coordinates studies to assist in evaluating operational benefits of introducing new technology. Works with the Program for Cooperative Cataloging and colleagues to develop standards that are international in scope and harmonized among standards. Works with others in the community to help coordinate the overall process of bibliographic control and access for resources. Prepares reports, analyses, statements, proposals, and documents that and authoritatively convey national-level cataloging policy. Advises and informs others on policies and procedures related to cataloging. Researches, analyzes, and interprets major new concepts and techniques in cataloging.

Provides expertise to multiple projects especially in the areas of organization, development, and implementation. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for specific automated system development, enhancement projects and tasks. Coordinates the activities of a national and international cooperative cataloging program and recruits new members from the United States and other countries, assigns mentors and trainers, and reviews progress. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards and/or protocols applicable to library functions. Participates in planning the work of the division, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Analyzes and plans all phases of the production process for a writing project. Directs others in the writing process, reviews their work, and makes recommendation for improvements. Writes and/or edits information on Library of Congress programs, policies, functions, and research as a recognized expert in a subject area. Written products articulate, interpret, and explain the highly complex and important topics of the particular project.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Serves as a major spokesperson for the directorate at meetings within the Library and around the library community. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Works with colleagues to identify key issues for discussion at professional forums, oversees the preparation of background papers; decides on the most appropriate strategies for and coordinates the discussion; oversees follow through after the meeting.

Consults with colleagues as well as the staff of libraries throughout the nation involved in cooperative cataloging projects. Presents papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Prepares articles for publication.

Comments on and drafts discussion papers and proposals for changes to cataloging formats. Coordinates and leads meetings at the American Library Association’s annual and midwinter meetings.

Provides presentations and training at ALA meetings, and meetings of other library associations and special interest groups. Represents the directorate at international meetings, and serves on international task forces, as appropriate.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Cataloger) (Head, Bibliographic Control Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Bibliographic Control Section, Materials Development Section, National Library Services Blind/Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Taylor Street.

The position description number for this position is 367412.

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 supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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Responsibilities
Working independently of detailed guidance, supervises the Bibliographic Control Section. Provides administrative, technical, and policy-related supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the section. Sets priorities; plans, schedules, and coordinates the work of the section staff. Directs the work performed and assigns tasks in order to accomplish section goals and objectives, including technical improvements and innovations, development of policy and procedural documents, acquisition activities, and metadata services. Directly oversees the work of catalogers responsible for descriptive and subject cataloging, name and series authority work, data entry, and maintenance of the catalog and authority files. Develops and implements rules and standards for the cataloging of reading materials designed for the use of blind and disabled individuals. Establishes guidelines and procedures to be followed by cataloging staff and serves as final authority in matters of rule interpretation. Develops and maintains written standards for cataloging and for the MARC formatting of the bibliographic records for these materials.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised, including: establishment of guidelines and performance expectations through the employee performance management system; feedback and evaluation; training; personnel actions; resolution of informal complaints and grievances; time and attendance; and awards and/or disciplinary measures as warranted. Furthers the goals of equal employment opportunity. Takes positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives. Adheres to non-discriminatory employment in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.

Manages the activities of a section with a national scope. Provides administrative oversight of all program functions under the direction of the division chief. Establishes strategic and operational goals for the program, plans and implements strategies to achieve those goals, and is accountable for the section’s overall performance. Prepares management plans for the section. Works closely with key NLS staff and with the staffs of cooperating agencies providing reading materials for the blind and print disabled as well as others concerned with access to the NLS Catalog. The incumbent must stay abreast of current developments in cataloging and classification and in areas of automation relevant to the catalog.

Analyzes and develops new practices and standards for metadata that are cited as authoritative by other libraries. Participates in the development of national policies for major cataloging programs. Consults with colleagues as well as the staff of libraries throughout the nation and the world involved in cooperative cataloging projects. Prepares reports, analyses, statements, proposals, and documents that authoritatively convey national-level cataloging policy. Participates in studies of proposed changes in policies or practices.

Serves as contract monitor for all contracts entered into for the purpose of achieving management goals in the areas of cataloging, enhancements to automated bibliographic systems, and production of the NLS Catalog. Responsible for the evaluation of adherence to cataloging standards and contract specifications. Analyzes performance and suggests corrective action.

Evaluates need for contract services in the areas of cataloging, enhancements to automated bibliographic systems, and production of the NLS Catalog and recommends issuance of bid packages. Develops specifications for contract performance. Confers with contractors on other projects that relate to bibliographic control.

Acts as the primary NLS liaison to Library of Congress Collections Discovery Group and LC offices on matters of cataloging, classification, MARC format, and bibliographic control. Participates in meetings with staff members of other LC offices and divisions for the purposes of exchanging information, molding concepts, and coordinating activities related to bibliographic control. Advises LC staff on issues related to cataloging braille and other accessible formats.

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

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Anne Arundel County Public Library Fund Manager 
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $63,090 – $111,341 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: This is management level work responsible for developing and implementing the Foundation’s annual fund activities to include individual solicitations, direct mail, social media, email and special events. The annual fund goals are accomplished though identifying, cultivating, stewarding and soliciting current and potential donors. This individual will also represent the Library Foundation by serving, as needed, on leadership teams for the Anne Arundel County Public Library.

Requirements: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Marketing, Public Relations or related field, supplemented by at least three years’ experience working in a non-profit, fundraising environment with managerial experience overseeing annual fund, special events, and/or donor cultivation programs or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description. Interest in obtaining Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Certification is desired.

Position: Chief Financial Officer 
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $84,255 – $148,692 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the financial operations of the Library and the Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation, Inc. The position also manages the daily operations of the Finance Department. Duties extend to providing advice and counsel to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Trustees.

Requirements: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Public Administration and five years of experience in public sector financial management; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the job description.

Position: Executive Director of AACPL Foundation 
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $84,255 – $148,692 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Provides overall leadership to the AACPL Foundation, including strategic direction and tactical execution and oversight. Work involves planning, managing, cultivating, and securing philanthropic support for the Foundation’s annual fund, endowment, major campaigns, planned giving, and program support of the Library. Serves as a member of the Library CEO’s leadership team and is expected to contribute to the Library’s brand and external profile through his or her activities in the community.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in business management, marketing, public relations, or related field; eight years’ of progressively responsible and successful fundraising and development experience, with increasing levels of responsibility in leadership; demonstrated success with major fundraising campaigns; and three years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description.

Position: Supervisory Technical Information Specialist 
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The National Library of Medicine collects, organizes and disseminates the biomedical literature of the world in order to advance the medical and related sciences and to improve the public’s health. The Library serves as a national and international information resource for research, health care, the education of health professionals, and service activities of Federal and private agencies, organizations, institutions, and individuals.

As a Supervisory Technical Information Specialist, you will:

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction to a staff of professional librarians, technical information specialists, and library technical support staff.
    Advise the Section Head, Division management, and Library Operations in establishing policies.
  • Serve as the Project Officer or Contracting Officer?s Representative on contracts. When the work performed by the contract affects other units, interacts appropriately with the other organizations.
  • Collaborate with other operational units to coordinate interrelated matters; advise the Section Head, Division Chief and other managers; and initiate and carry out solutions to matters affecting the Unit?s services.
  • Advises the Section Head in developing strategies to ensure the most effective use of available staff in order to meet the Section’s charge.
  • Represent NLM at professional meetings with federal and private organizations, and at conferences on topics related to the work of the Section.
  • Interact with regional, national and international visitors representing the work of the Unit and Section; take actions, as necessary, to use expertise to improve Section services and to share NLM expertise.
  • Use expert knowledge to provide policy and budget guidance to the Section Head, Division Chief, and the Associate Director and Deputy Associate Director, Library Operations.
  • Prepare routine and specialized analytical and statistical reports to evaluate existing programs to develop new and/or improved approaches to ensure NLMs policies effectively support its programs.
  • Apply scientific management principles, project management, and new technology to address and increase Unit productivity and effectiveness, reduce work impediments, and implement new or amended policy and procedures in an effective manner.

There are four positions located in four different sections. These are the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Preservation and Collection Management Section, Collection Access Section, and the Reference and Web Services Section.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Digital Collections Specialist)
Location: Digital Content Management Section, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,030 to $93,638

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position serves as a Digital Collection Specialist and is located within the Digital Content Management Section. The position reports to the Head of the Digital Content Management Section and will work to support By the People, the Library of Congress crowd sourcing transcription program.

The position description number is 385310.

This is a non-supervisory-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The Digital Content Management Section is responsible for providing digital acquisitions support to Library Services, and for the lifecycle management of digital collections that are not otherwise under the care of a custodial division. The section also is responsible for managing the Library’s web archiving program and collections, managing By the People, the Library of Congress crowdsourcing program, and provides advice and assistance to the Law Library as needed. Digital Content Management Section staff collaborate with other Library curatorial units, technical staff and external organizations to establish best practices, implement new and streamline existing digital workflows, and identify digital content management problems and propose solutions for the content within the scope of the section.

By the People (crowd.loc.gov) invites volunteers to transcribe, review, and tag digitized images of manuscripts and typed materials from the Library’s collections. All transcriptions are made and reviewed by volunteers before they are returned to loc.gov, the Library’s website. These transcriptions improve search, readability, and access to handwritten and typed documents for those who are not fully sighted or cannot read the handwriting of the original documents.

Serves as a digital collections specialist for multiple workflows within the Digital Content Management Section. Applies extensive knowledge of library policies and procedures to the assigned tasks and workflows in order to acquire digital collection materials. Implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for multiple streams of digital content under care of the unit.

Acquires, creates or oversees creation of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata as needed for collection materials received. Creates and manages automated workflows for ingesting, reviewing, describing, inventorying, and storing digital content.

Utilizes software and hardware tools to assure proper storage locations and identifications. Creates and manages predominantly automated streams from acquisitions sources to storage on appropriate LC systems. Produces or coordinates production of derivative files as appropriate.

Plans and implements assigned portions of digital projects. Suggests improvements to workflows for multiple content streams and identifies risks and challenges to implementation. Establishes priorities and time-frames in coordination with management and stakeholders.

Implements approved plans by scheduling and coordinating work for assigned portions of projects, including recommendations on division of work between and to a project. Tracks assigned portions of project workflow using software tools and schedules activities required to move projects to completion, as appropriate. Reports on status of assigned portions of the project according to the schedules and mechanisms established for the unit.

Coordinates with stakeholders to assist in designing and implementing workflows. Evaluates the results of digital collections projects. Ensures all digital activities and plans for assigned portions of projects conform to or enhance current division and Library bibliographic and custodial practices and make optimum use of scarce resources and staff expertise. Makes recommendations for future improvements.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to multiple incoming stream of content.

Consults with supervisors and team leads to resolve problems or issues. Provides input to the supervisor/team leader in planning and implementing workflow procedures and setting production goals for assigned tasks or workflows. Assists others inside and outside the section with resolving digital collections management questions. Creates and makes presentations to internal stakeholders as needed.

Acquires and applies specialized 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. Assesses and recommends new solutions to digital content management problems within the assigned area.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Executive Director
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown, MD
Salary: $75,000 to $95,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

General Administration

  • Manages the day to day administrative operation and functions of the Kent County Public Library system.
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives and closely monitors strategic plan compliance.
  • Prepares monthly reports and other documents as required.
  • Participates actively in appropriate professional associations including the Maryland Library Association (MLA), the Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators (MAPLA) and the American Library Association (ALA), and serves on the Board of the Eastern Shore Regional Library, Inc. (ESRL)
  • Develops and maintains policies and procedures covering all aspects of library operation

Personnel Management and Development

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of library employees.
  • Implements effective and objective supervisory and evaluation procedures.
  • Advocates for an appropriate and equitable salary schedule.
  • Organizes regular professional development opportunities for staff.

Financial Management and Budgeting

  • Works with the State of Maryland and Kent County Government to obtain funding as well as special grants and other funding for the Library.
  • Implements and oversees financial policies and procedures approved by the Trustees.
  • Advises the Trustees in a timely fashion of changes in Library’s financial status.
  • Develops and presents the annual budget with accompanying justifications for Trustee approval.

Facilities Management and Improvement

  • Ensures that the buildings and grounds of the main library and the branches are kept in excellent sanitation and maintenance
  • Develops and implements a strategic plan for facilities renovations and refurbishing.

Management of print and electronic materials

  • Develops policies relative to the selection of library materials.
  • Coordinates and supervises selection of new materials.
  • Coordinates materials maintenance, including periodic inventories and removal of outdated or damaged materials
  • Promotes print and electronic collections

Library Programs and Services

  • Ensures delivery of interesting, high quality programming to the entire Kent County community.
  • Markets library resources in innovative ways using social media to maintain and grow usage.
  • Develops and maintains an engaging web presence for the promotion of library programs and resources.

Community and Board Relations

  • Maintains effective, professional relationships with local and state government officials, funding partners and representatives of the Eastern Shore Regional Library System (ESRL).
  • Promptly and effectively responds to issues and questions from Trustees, community members and local government officials.
  • Advises Board of Trustees in a timely fashion of any sensitive occurrence.
  • Prepares the agenda and a Director’s report for all Board of Trustees meetings and reviews them in advance with the Board President.

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program. A second Master’s degree in Public or Business Administration is desirable.
  • Eight years or more of related professional library employment with progressively increasing Minimum of five years serving as director, associate directorbranch manager, or comparable supervisory position with specific responsibility for financial management.
  • Able to obtain Maryland State Department of Education Professional Library Director certification within six months of hire.
  • Demonstrates interest in and knowledge regarding current trends and legislation related to libraries.
  • Able to manage KCPL website
  • Demonstrates commitment to understanding and effectively applying and managing technology and uses of technology to advance the Mission of the KCPL.

Physical Demands

  • Work requires no unusual demands for physical effort.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

  • Work conducted in office setting with comfortable lighting and temperature conditions.
  • Involves everyday risks requiring normal safety precautions typical of offices.

RequirementsAbout Kent County Public Library

Kent County Public Library strives to be the cornerstone of the community where children and adults can experience life-long learning, personal enrichment, and connection with one another. Virtually or in-person, the library provides a welcoming environment with a knowledgeable staff, robust resources, access to emerging technologies, and innovative services and programs. The library is the premier place to experience the joy of reading, the discovery of ideas, the power of information, the excitement of collaboration, and the reward of social interaction, and it is recognized as such by the community.

Executive Director Position Description & Requirements

The position requires a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university and a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible library administrative experience, with a minimum of five years serving as director, associate director, branch manager, or comparable supervisory position with specific responsibility for financial management. An ideal candidate will bring a vision of the future of progressive learning in libraries.

The Executive Director oversees the day-to-day administrative operation and functions of the Kent County Public Library system and establishes annual goals and objectives, closely monitoring strategic plan compliance. The director will champion the creation and adoption of digital and open resources to meet our socioeconomically diverse service area. The position stays abreast of trends in library and information science and embraces new technologies that support these efforts. The Executive Director establishes and fosters a collaborative, team-based approach to the provision of service and fosters effective working relationships and represents the library in interactions with local stakeholders, elected officials, and regional and state library system colleagues. Together with the Board of Trustees, the director supports library-wide planning initiatives and works closely on user services and policies for the community. The library promotes diversity and inclusion, and seeks candidates committed to equity and justice.

Please see the accompanying Position Description for specific duties and responsibilities.

Benefits: Annual paid leave is 150 hours to start, plus 10 vacation days and 5 additional partial days. The KCPL is a participatory organization in the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System. The benefits package includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance. Professional travel funding is available. Anticipated salary range of $75,000 to $95,000.

How to Apply: Candidates must apply online via email to trustees@kentlib.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a viable pool of applicants is identified; submission prior to September 30, 2020 is strongly encouraged. In person and/or virtual interviews will follow. Please submit one document (pdf preferred) that includes:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Full contact information for three professional references
  • Diversity Statement (encouraged)

COVID-19 considerations:
The KCPL is providing virtual services, and contactless curbside pickup. We are committed to following CDC and state guidelines for safety, including social distancing whenever possible, a mandatory mask policy and frequent cleaning.

About Chestertown, Maryland

“Take an unspoiled riverfront, add red brick sidewalks lined with well-maintained historic homes, sprinkle in artists’ studios and you’ve got the makings for a fine fall getaway[i]” – or home. Chestertown, located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is heaven for the adventurous spirit who loves the outdoors (and also for those who enjoy a vibrant, close-knit community full of fun shops and activities). Plus, with Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. within day-tripping distance, there are plenty of solutions for the occasional urban craving.

Artists flock here, drawn by the natural beauty and low-key lifestyle. Educators, life-long learners, and history buffs are drawn to Chestertown in part by Washington College; founded in 1782, it was the first college chartered in the sovereign United States of America (George Washington lent his name and served on the first Board of Visitors and Governors). The charming town of 4000 friendly neighbors and two stoplights is serious about preservation, and it shows. The roughly 12-square-block downtown showcases one of the state’s greatest concentrations of 18th- and 19th-century buildings, second only to Annapolis, Maryland’s capital, and served as the temporary capital of the United States in 1783–1784.

It is not by chance that one of the County’s slogans is “If you could work anywhere, you would live here.” Newly installed fiber optic cable affords connectivity while Chestertown’s many charms offer a peaceful rural life with ample opportunities for families and individuals seeking an active lifestyle.

[i] Washingtonian September 2019

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian, ZA-1410-3/4 (DE/CR)
Location: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Silver Spring, MD
Salary: $72,030 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), with 1 vacancy in Silver Spring, MD.

This position is also announced under vacancy number OAR-2020-0034, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian, you will perform the following duties:

Work in partnership with other National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) network librarians on developing communication strategies. Collaborate on designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating communication strategies for promoting NOAA library programs and services. Research and analyze the needs of library users, stakeholders, and constituencies; and identify user practices, knowledge levels, utilization of various media, and emerging technology trends and preferences.
Oversee communication of information regarding NOAA Central Library programs and services. Manage communications to internal and external stakeholders and constituencies through traditional, electronic, social media, and targeted outreach. Develop and disseminate communications materials and initiatives, including promotional campaigns, media information, marketing materials, brochures, newsletters and other communications vehicles; ensure consistency of library print and electronic communications and compliance with graphic and branding standards and formats.
Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of library communications program. Develop measurable objectives and metrics to assess the success of communication, marketing, and promotional strategies, programs, and materials. Prepare reports on communication and marketing activities, and accomplishments in meeting goals and objectives. Develop proposals and recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services.
Plan, perform and coordinate outreach activities. Lead and participate in outreach activities, such as library seminars, exhibits, and conferences, to increase awareness of library resources and services, and enhance the image and visibility of the NOAA Central library. Coordinate with other internal NOAA offices on joint outreach efforts.
Note: The duties are at the full ZA-4 performance level and the ZA-3 are developmental leading to such performance.

Four Positions: Maryland and Virginia

Position: Director  
Location: Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $170,000 to $190,000 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Are you the next leader for the Baltimore County Public Library (MD)? Do you value customers and communities, equal access and intellectual freedom, flexibility and collaboration, and diversity and inclusion through continuous improvement? You may be the perfect candidate to work with a committed seven-member appointed governing Board of Trustees, 493 (FTE) dedicated staff, and the Friends and Foundation to serve the 832,000+ Baltimore County residents. Operating with a $44 million annual budget, BCPL hosts 9 million visitors a year at its 19 locations, 4 bookmobiles, and its virtual branch.

Located in the geographic center of Maryland, Baltimore County is a collection of vibrant, thriving suburban and rural communities offering something for everyone. Surrounding the City of Baltimore, the County has 214 miles of waterfront with endless recreational opportunities, wineries, arts and cultural opportunities, and historic sites and museums. Nationally recognized public schools, 20 colleges in the region, and strong neighborhoods create a vision for the future while honoring its past. The County’s dynamic economy spans every major industry and is Maryland’s second largest job center—home to more than 20,000 businesses. In addition to its wonderful neighborhoods, strong and diversified economic base, attractions, and educational opportunities, Baltimore County is part of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area with Washington, D.C.—a short drive or train ride away. Baltimore County offers an unbeatable quality of life. For additional information, see BCPL Links.

Responsibilities.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees and working closely with County Administration, the Library Director has administrative responsibility for Baltimore County Public Library. The Director is responsible for managing library services and programs that respond to community needs; communicating a vision of public library service to the public, staff, Library Board of Trustees, and public officials; submitting an annual budget to Baltimore County government; and overseeing all areas of the Library’s operations. This includes developing and establishing partnerships throughout the County working collaboratively with local, state, and federal government, including elected officials, as well as agencies, community groups, and businesses.

Job Requirements:
Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and a comprehensive knowledge of public library operations normally acquired through a minimum of five to seven years of management experience in a complex library or nonprofit organization including a minimum of three years supervisory experience. Must have or the ability to acquire and maintain librarian certification from the State of Maryland. Essential skills include: excellent internal and external communication skills that inspire and motivate; the ability to develop and implement a shared vision of innovative library service; skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with the Library Board, staff, Friends and Foundation, local officials, and community leaders; experience in strategic visioning and planning; sound fiscal management; and successful experience implementing services and programs. Proven experience reporting to a policy-making board and success in collaborating with county or municipal officials are highly desirable. Please see BCPL Director Position Description for additional details.

Position: Supervisory Librarian 
Location: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as an informationist. If you have experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. For more information, visit https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov/services/informationists.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, monitor and oversee the Informationist program, which provides information services embedded as part of customers’ clinical, research and health policy workflows.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the work of the Informationist staff, who work with scientists and researchers in their branches, labs or offices.
    Provide technical guidance, leadership and administrative supervision and direction to staff.
  • Conduct periodic user needs assessments and program evaluations to assure that the information and education services provided meet the needs of National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Health and Human Services (HHS) users.
  • Make recommendations for Division-wide policies, programs and services based on experience and knowledge of the biomedical research community and its information needs.
  • Promote good public relations with NIH Library users, interpreting their information needs through various needs assessments, surveys, program evaluations, comments, suggestions, complaints, or recommendations.

Position: Supervisory Librarian 
Location: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as a Supervisory Librarian. If you have experience providing information services and digital collection management in a clinical or biomedical research setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. For more information, visit https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov/.

  • Responsibilities
    Develop, monitor and oversee the digital collection program.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the work of the digital collection staff, who work with scientists and researchers in their branches, labs or offices.
  • Provide technical guidance, leadership and administrative supervision and direction to staff.
  • Promote good public relations with NIH Library users, interpreting their information needs through various needs assessments, surveys, program evaluations, comments, suggestions, complaints, or recommendations.
  • Conduct periodic user needs assessments and program evaluations to assure that the data and digital collection services provided meet the needs of National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Health and Human Services (HHS) users.
  • Make recommendations for Division-wide policies, programs and services based on experience and knowledge of the biomedical research community.

Position: Librarian 
Location: Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), History and Library Directorate (HLD)
Arlington, Virginia
Salary: $72,030 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), History and Library Directorate (HLD). The incumbent Librarian is a member of a team in charge of the Reference function at the Pentagon Library in support of the Pentagon Library mission, as well as missions of our customer components, to include but not be limited to Office of The Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, and Military Departments.

Responsibilities
Incumbent typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Responsible for providing member services including specialized and general reference service, circulation, and preparation of research compilations.
  • Responsible for planning and executing orientation and training programs to promote use of library services; provides support for library outreach initiatives.
  • Participate in management functions and the formulation of library policy and procedures in concert with the other library staff and management

One Position: Maryland

Position: Digital Reference Librarian
Location: University of Baltimore
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Summary
The Digital Reference Librarian is a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented leader who reports to the Associate Director for Public Services. In this digital era, law librarians face challenges and opportunities in transforming the way the Library preserves and shares access to knowledge in service of the mission of the Law School. This position is responsible for developing, coordinating, and overseeing the growth of the Law School’s scholarly communications and publishing programs, including ScholarWorks (a Digital Commons product) and SSRN. The Digital Services Librarian will develop and manage efforts to disseminate information, build awareness, and promote the library’s resources, services, and activities through strategic use of social media. The Digital Reference Librarian will also provide reference, research, and instructional services to the Law School community, including students, faculty, staff, and members of the bench, bar, and public. The Digital Reference Librarian will also participate in the staffing rotation for the reference desk, support of faculty scholarship and instruction, and in teaching activities. This position will also act as a resource for faculty in identifying and using educational technologies. The Digital Reference Librarian will participate in the Collection Development Committee.

This is a Library Faculty position and is subject to University of Baltimore policies concerning retention, promotion, and permanent status.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the growth of the Law School’s scholarly communications. Actively participates in local, regional and national associations relating to law librarianship and libraries.
  • Provides expert research support and assistance for law faculty and law students.
  • Under the direction of the Associate Director for Public Services, teaches legal research as a guest lecturer in upper level courses.
  • Promotes the Library’s resources, services and activities through social media.
  • Actively participates in local, regional and national associations relating to law librarianship and libraries

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Assistant Director and Senior Specialist (American Law Division)
Location: Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC
Salary: $131,239 to $197,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a senior manager to lead its American Law Division (ALD), one of CRS’s five research divisions. CRS provides objective, nonpartisan, and authoritative legislative research, analysis, and consultative support exclusively to the U.S. Congress.

This position serves as head of the American Law Division, a major CRS research division. In this capacity, and reporting directly to the Director of CRS, the Assistant Director manages, within the interdisciplinary environment of CRS, a professional legal staff in its production of written products and consulting services in support of the U.S. Congress.

Working directly with congressional committees and Members of the House and Senate, attorneys within CRS’s American Law Division contribute to an informed national legislature as it considers legal and policy issues of importance to the American people. Areas of research, analysis, and consultative support include all facets of law in the United States, including administrative, business, civil rights, constitutional, energy, environmental, health, immigration, intellectual property, international, labor, military, national security, procurement, tax and trade law.

The Assistant Director ensures that written and consulting work is of the highest quality and consistently meets the Service’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility. In addition, the Assistant Director actively collaborates with managers and staff in CRS’s other research divisions to ensure that a multifaceted approach to policy issues is taken to best inform Congressional decision-making.

The Assistant Director leads implementation of the Service’s agenda for legal issues within the division’s areas of responsibility, including approaches, frameworks, and methodologies for addressing policy and legislative issues. This includes demonstrating personal intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional needs in the various policy areas and assuring access to the intellectual capacity needed to meet current and changing needs of the United States Congress at a sustained level of excellence. This also includes exercising overall responsibility for the oversight and management of the division’s human, financial, material, and information research assets, including a staff of approximately 65 employees. In performing these activities, the Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring that the research, analytical, and consulting activities of the division are aligned with the legislative needs of Congress and with the priorities, goals, and policies of CRS for meeting those needs.

The Assistant Director also serves as one of the chief advisors to the Director, counseling the Director on all aspects of the research management and operations of CRS and recommending specific policies and procedures for improving the Service’s overall quality, efficiency, and effectiveness. The Assistant Director serves as a member of the Director’s senior management team and serves as a principal CRS representative to Members, committees, and officers of the United States Congress.

Major duties of this position include:

  • Collaborates with senior managers and staff with various disciplinary backgrounds, including but not limited to, economics; political, social and natural sciences; international relations; public policy; and library and information studies to ensure that Congress is afforded authoritative and comprehensive research and analysis that benefits from the range of legal and policy expertise present in CRS. This includes leading, planning, directing and evaluating the legal research, analyses, and consulting services of the Service in various legal and policy areas to ensure such activities are aligned with the legislative needs of the United States Congress and with the priorities, goals, and policies of CRS.
  • Demonstrates personal intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional needs, in formulating and maintaining an agenda to meet those needs, in guiding and directing relevant research of individuals and groups, and in reviewing and evaluating the work of researchers and their managers.
  • Ensures research, analysis, and consulting services provided by the division are of the highest quality and meet CRS’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility.
  • Counsels the Director and Deputy Director on all aspects of the management and operations of the Congressional Research Service and advises on matters relating to the research activities, operations, and mission of the Service.
  • Serves as a principal representative to committees and officers of the United States Congress, other legislative agencies and the Library of Congress, executive departments and agencies, professional organizations, universities, and other research organizations on the broadest matters related to CRS research, policy, and organization.
  • Oversees and ensures compliance with human resource management functions for division staff. Establishes and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff.

 

Four Positions: Washington, DC and Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Research Access and Collections Development Section)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Research Access and Collection Development Section, Geography and Map Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 307627.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities
The Head, Research Access and Collection Development Section is a key member of the division’s administrative and management staff. Reporting directly to the Chief, the Head Research Access and Collection Development Section works highly independently, exercising judgment, making immediate decisions and taking necessary action in the position’s key areas. These include leading the staff, overseeing access to and research and reference use of the on-site and online collections, managing reference services and the rare and valuable vault collections, collections’ security and maintenance, and consultation and liaison services.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for the team to accomplish its work. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes the team members’ performance, and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides feedback and evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans and recommends personnel actions as needed. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and timesheets. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of safety regulations.

Plans, establishes, and directs the Geography and Map Division’s Research Access and Collection Development Section. Coordinates staff efforts related to geographic and cartographic reference and access services, collection geospatial and digital development. Establishes policies and directs work involving all aspects of the collection and the furnishing of information via a wide variety of communication media to Members of Congress, other libraries, Federal agencies, professional organizations and institutions, scholars, members of the general public and the media. Receives routes and controls written and electronic reference inquiries directed to the librarians and reviews replies for responsiveness and quality.

Performs a broad range of technical information activities that require a substantial depth of analysis and the solving of problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Analyzes and responds to broad and complex researcher questions, requirements and priorities related to geographic and cartographic matters and suggests the most appropriate research strategies to implement. Directs researchers to the proper resources, services, specialist or reading room. Makes expert decisions on the sources that will best meet the researchers’ needs. Provides services to professional scholars, legislators and their staffs, candidates for advanced degrees, those involved in preserving historic maps and other geographic materials, documentary editors Journalists, publishers, multimedia producers, creators of digital products and staff of libraries, museums, historical societies and specialized research institution. Trains new staff and others outside the immediate work environment, familiarizing them with the sources, technical expertise and skills needed to conduct geographic and cartographic research. Oversees assistance given to the Geography and Map Division’s researchers on-site and remotely. Conducts research and analysis on geographic and cartographic topics, providing authoritative and definitive results. Performs information searches of a multifaceted and challenging nature, using familiarity with resources in the Library of Congress and primary source materials in other libraries, museums and academic institutions.

Initiates, establishes and maintains professional relationships with geographers, cartographers, librarians, historians, map collectors, documentary editors and others producing or obtaining materials in order to share resources and information. Serves as one of the principal liaisons for the division with research centers, map societies, other interested groups and individuals, and at professional conferences, seminars and exhibits. Prepares articles for publication and presents papers at conferences, seminars or meetings on the collection of geographic and cartographic materials and the provisions of reference services. Uses an expert knowledge of geographic and cartographic materials as primary documentation and a comprehensive knowledge of the division’s collection and related collections in the Library and other institutions to provide outreach programs and tours for fellow professionals, scholars and the general public.

Position: Supervisory Contract Specialist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This announcement has been amended to reflect an open continuous announcement. Applicants may submit or update their application before the closing date. Applicants will be referred after the first cutoff date, and subsequent referrals will be made at the manager’s request. The announcement may close earlier or at the request of the selecting official or after the job is filled.

Responsibilities
This position could be located within any directorate within the Chief Operating Office.

This position serves as a Supervisory Contract Specialist within the Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. This position will be utilized throughout the service unit. The incumbent will serve as a first line supervisor for a diverse contracts staff, and manage day-to-day operations of the award and administration of purchase orders and contracts for the Library of Congress. The incumbent will serve as a Contracting Officer and be responsible for the solicitation, award and administration of major contracts, and for the work of subordinate Contract Specialists.

Supervises employees performing work at the GS-13 and below level. Provides administrative and technical supervision needed for completing the unit’s work. Works with a diverse group of client units, and evaluates the workload requirements of the Contracts Section. Manages the workload, and makes assignments in accord with the workforce’s knowledge and skills.

Coordinates in-depth compliance review and analysis of complex, unusual, or unprecedented contract actions. These complex types of acquisitions include mission-critical contracts such as preservation services, library integration systems, and critical building maintenance services. Reviews contracts and solicitations for appropriate contract type, pricing and other contract provisions, selection of source, acquisition method, determinations and findings, documentation, clarity of contract terms, and propriety of cited funds. Coordinates requirements for internal Library review and compliance prior to awards.

Negotiates contracts for procuring products and services for production of prototype equipment or systems or research and development where there is a lack of precedent and experience. Contract actions involve complex pricing arrangements and unique delivery methods. Plans, develops, and establishes the contractual strategy for the overall acquisition program. Determines the types of contracts to be utilized, and prepares justifications.

Serves as a Contracting Officer with unlimited signatory authority for significant projects characterized by large funding levels with a commitment period extending over a long period of time. Possesses complete authority for all contract actions and phases of the project including requirements definition, procurement planning, solicitation methodology, conduct of pre-proposal conferences, develops source selection plans and makes award recommendations.

Prepares complex contractual pricing arrangements and incentives such as developing pricing schedules that allow flexibility for the Program Office through the use of sophisticated contracting techniques; such as cost-plus-incentive-fee or fixed-price-incentive-fee or economic price adjustment clauses.

Serves as a Library-wide expert in a functional area of procurement, e.g., pre-award issues or price/cost analysis and post award issues, responsible for providing expert technical advice and guidance, staff coordination, and consultation.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a Library Technician to work in a library at an agency in the Washington, DC area. The Technician will be responsible for circulation, serials check-in, interlibrary loan (ILL), and basic reference and research support. This is a full-time contract (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefitted position that will continue for 3 months with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities:

  • Circulation, interlibrary loan (ILL), routing of mail, and document delivery throughout the organization, loose-leaf filing and reference and research support.
  • Support information center staff in special projects and collection maintenance as needed.
  • Assist in providing instruction on the use of information center resources and in web content development for the website.

Qualifications:

  • A college degree from an accredited 4-year institution or an Associate degree with a minimum of three (3) years of recent library technician experience including ILL, serials control, circulation, and basic reference support.
  • MLIS from an accredited institution preferred.
  • Working knowledge/recent experience of basic library procedures related to circulation, serials control, interlibrary loan and disposal of library materials.
  • Proficiency and practical experience in the use of PCs, Windows Office Suite, and Microsoft Outlook. This includes the ability to create/ update information on word processing systems and the ability to navigate content on Internet databases and business/research sites.
  • Experience searching databases or working with business/international information preferred.
  • Experience performing simple reference and research.
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems (ILS).
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities while effectively prioritizing and balancing a heavy workload of diverse activities and maintaining the accuracy of work performed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced and highly automated environment.
  • Attention to detail and accurate data entry skills.
  • Ability to work within a framework of established policies and procedures.
  • Consistent follow-through on all assignments, projects, and duties.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of classification and filing systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to ask questions to clarify expectations.
  • Problem-solving ability and initiative in troubleshooting where required.

Position: Library Technician (OA)
Location: Department of the Navy, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $39,291 to $56,939 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This announcement has been amended to reflect an open continuous announcement. Applicants may submit or update their application before the closing date. Applicants will be referred after the first cutoff date, and subsequent referrals will be made at the manager’s request. The announcement may close earlier or at the request of the selecting official or after the job is filled.

Responsibilities
You will conduct research, identify, code, record and file documents in support of the organization.
You will use automated computer systems to ensure proper maintenance of records and files.
You will perform library functions, services, and practices to explain terminology, content, and the classification scheme for library users.
You will answer customer queries to assist library customers

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Armenian World Area Specialist (Librarian)
Location: Near East Section, African And Middle East Division, General and International Collections, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Near East Section, African And Middle East Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

Responsibilities
The divisions in Collection and Services are the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the non-English-speaking world. Reference librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, and social sciences of these countries and regions. Clients include Congress, foreign and U.S. Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Librarians respond to inquiries that are received in person, by telephone, by correspondence and by media.

Divisions have extensive custodial responsibilities and librarians are responsible for collection maintenance and preservation, as well as the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of collections in their field of expertise. Reference librarians also produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, scholarly programs and colloquia on topics in the areas of their divisions.

Reviews various brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition to develop collections in areas of subject of geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and writing systems.

Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation, and service of 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 in the collection.

Provides reference and instruction to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, or from written requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily-accessible, i.e., found in the Library’s collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures.

Provides in-person and telephone reference services in a reading room. 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 to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections under the direction of senior staff.

Coordinates the acquisition of items of limited technical complexity, or those easily acquired. Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify$’ out-of-scope materials.

Maintains liaison with recommending officers and subject specialists to coordinate acquisition of materials. Provides proper purchasing information and correct bibliographic identification to dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, exchange partners, etc. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials.

Identifies foreign and international print and electronic resources in a field of specialty to address user needs that are easily determined from interviews or written requests. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Prepares and updates standard guides to specialized collections and resources.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 012535.

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.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Department of State Ralph J. Bunche Library Division (A/GIS/IPS/LIBR), Washington, DC
Salary: $39,291 to $56,939

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Department of State Ralph J. Bunche Library Division (A/GIS/IPS/LIBR). The library is the oldest federal library, founded in 1789 by Thomas Jefferson, the first Secretary of State, and houses books, journal volumes, microfilm/microfiche, rare books, special collections and maps comprise a major research resource for history of the Department, bilateral and multilateral relations, world trade and international law.

Responsibilities

  • Staffs the Library’s Information Desk during assigned hours, providing ready reference services for library users.
  • Performs the full range of circulation desk duties, including patron registration, charging materials to patrons and discharging returned items, renewals, and processing holds.
  • Assists users with access to reading room computers, responds to requests for assistance with printers, and solves basic computer problems such as adding paper or clearing a jammed printer.
  • Processes all materials purchased or received for the Library’s collections, ensuring that each item is appropriately labeled, covered, and ready for use by Library clientele and staff.
  • Provides administrative support for Library events including, but not limited to preparing and distributing publicity materials, and providing logistical support for event set-up.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Lead Contract Specialist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This is an open continuous vacancy announcement. Applicants may submit or update their application before the closing date. Applicants will be referred after the first cutoff date, and subsequent referrals will be made at the manager’s request. The announcement may close earlier or at the request of the selecting official or after the job is filled.

The first cutoff for receipt of applications under this announcement will be 11:59 p.m. EST on August 25, 2020.

Responsibilities
The incumbent serves as a contract specialist for the Library of Congress programs. This position will be utilized throughout the Office of the Chief Operating Officer. The incumbent awards and administers a wide range of contract actions for the various library service units. The incumbent serves as a Contracting Officer and Team Leader.

The Library applies sound and innovative business strategies and techniques to provide timely, effective, and seamless acquisitions and grant support to our clients to enable fulfillment of the Library’s mission. The incumbent serves as a lead contract specialist for the Library of Congress.

As a contract specialist at the Library, you will have the opportunity to work with leaders in their fields to understand and help them fulfill of their needs through contractual relationships. You will research and provide guidance on complex issues such as contract structure, negotiation strategies, and performance management in support of your clients’ missions. You will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge you gain to negotiate meaningful and effective contracts for a broad spectrum of your clients’ needs, applying your knowledge of law and business practices to a broad range of actions and establish and maintain client confidence and trust. You will support, coach, and lead your team members in the consistent and effective application of integrity, honesty, and tact in all of the dealings within your portfolio. You will execute all aspects of contracting transactions: from working with clients to develop and refine their needs through evaluation, negotiation, and selection of contractors for a dynamic range of supplies and specialized services. You will apply techniques to research market conditions and sources, develop effective strategies to achieve results, and negotiate to obtain the best value solutions for your clients’ diverse needs. You will apply your skills to effectively manage performance on technically complex contract engagements, including obtaining and monitoring funding levels and expenditures, analyzing contract costs, evaluating firms’ fiscal soundness, production capacity, and methods for quality assurance.

The Contract Specialist conducts advance acquisition planning and prepares novel or innovative acquisition plans, source selection plans, and contract terms, conditions, or financial arrangements which serve as models for future acquisitions. Advise clients and prepare procurement objectives for clear requirements to support optimal competition.

Serves as lead negotiator for Library programs involving multiple interrelated requirements and contracts; work with junior-level specialists to plan, negotiate, execute, and monitor contracts. Explains Library of Congress contract provisions for team members, clients, and industry personnel. Ensures agreements comply with contract terms and provisions.

Performs all aspects of contracting transactions for procurements with numerous different processes or elements resulting in extensive contract administration and subcontracting. Responsible for important and complex agency acquisitions involving diverse supplies and services, e.g., telecommunications and other electronic systems and subsystems, building maintenance, architect/engineering, etc. Coordinates contractual actions involving many sophisticated, multi-million dollar contracts with periods of performance.

Analyzes proposals extending for more than one year and requiring projecting expected changes in labor and material costs and technology that do not permit price comparisons because of restricted competition. Responsible for conducting extensive and complex cost and financial analyses. Uses cost estimating methods, such as learning curve, regression analysis, sophisticated contractual arrangements, extensive fact finding, etc. Prepares final price for negotiation position and participates as a member on the negotiating team.

Performs contract termination actions for significant project contracts after several years of work have been expended. Terminates highly specialized and complex procurements that are significant to the Library. Evaluates settlement proposals/claims involving disposition of large amounts of Government inventory and/or property.

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Office of the Librarian.

The position description number for this position is 347532.

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

This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Librarian
Location: Department of State, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $93,638 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Information Resources Branch, Ralph J. Bunche Library Division for Department of State. The incumbent serves on the Library’s Acquisition team in receiving the guidance and instruction necessary to purchase subscriptions and electronic resources necessary for the Department of State Overseas Bureau’s and participates with higher level employees to administer the Library’s Working Capital Fund account.

Responsibilities
Increasingly performs a variety of library acquisition services for Departmental Bureaus and overseas posts that involve indentifying and procuring their information resources, subscriptions and electronic resources.
Develop ability to analyze, evaluate and recommend most effective procurement methods for acquiring information resources, subscriptions and electronic resources.
Work closely with vendors to identify product pricing and availability, maintain acquisition records, invoice payments and review and maintain license agreements.
Increasingly perform liaison activities between the Library and numerous internal and external customers involved with acquisition activities.
Analyze and maintain selected areas of Library financial expenditures with particular reference to the Working Capital Fund procedures and processes.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian I 
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library, Multiple Locations
Salary: $48,367 to $79,926 per year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Responsibilities
Providing library services of reference, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages. Acts as part of branch’s management team and assists in the management of branch operations, and the supervision of branch staff. May assume responsibility for branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of management.

Requirements
Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program, one year work experience in a library, and supervisory experience preferred.

Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Assistant
Location: Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Position Summary

We have the opportunity for a Research Assistant to join the firm’s Knowledge Management department. The position will work closely with the Research & Knowledge Analysts in supporting the attorneys and staff with their legal and business information needs. The position reports to the Sr. Manager of Research Services and may be based in one of our national Ogletree offices.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains strict confidentiality of firm matters
  • Models qualities and performance desired in firm employees, including attendance, professionalism, and quality work product
  • Uses resources in compliance with firm’s policies
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement as it relates to the position’s responsibilities
  • Participates in collaborative Research Services meetings (video conference)
  • Periodically conducts public records, legal, and business research using appropriate electronic resources
  • Responds in an expeditious manner to requests for new case filings
  • Establishes and maintains new case alerts and tracks for existing cases
  • Creates new accounts and manages passwords for various electronic resources
  • Pulls detailed backup for research charges using vendor reporting tools
  • Prepares usage reports for various research resources
  • Fields questions from attorneys and staff via phone, in person, and email, and escalates when necessary
  • Communicates with courts, court runner services, and vendors
  • Works on special projects to support Knowledge Management, other administrative departments, and practice groups
  • Collaborates with the Knowledge Management team to develop and implement innovative products and services
  • Keeps abreast of available research tools applicable to the position’s responsibilities; developments with current research tools; and developments in research concepts, techniques, and methods
  • Participates in professional development through internal and external training and involvement in professional associations

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of law firm library/research services experience
  • Experience using or familiarity with Quest, Research Monitor, Courthouse News Service (CNS), LexisNexis Courtlink, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Hoover’s, and other library research resources
  • Familiarity with stemming and operators used in online search criteria
  • Understands how to analyze data, including usage metrics
  • Experience using or familiarity with integrated library systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, and Excel as well as the Document Management System iManage FileSite
  • Proficient in video conferencing tools Teams and Skype for Business
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, facilitating effective working relationships
  • Strong attention to both detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently under time constraints and be able to thrive within the firm’s highly dynamic environment
  • Team player, customer service focused, and adept at multi-tasking and prioritization
  • Initiative and problem-solving abilities
  • Keen interest in technology and innovation, and ability to quickly learn new platforms

Please note, we are not working with outside recruiters for this position.

Benefits

Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401(k) matching program, Profit Sharing, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account /Flexible Spending Accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an Employee Assistance Program.

Firm Overview

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for nine consecutive years. In 2020, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management and Litigation – ERISA categories. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply online at: https://ogletree.com/careers/job-opportunities/flexible/research-assistant-134254/

Position: Research Knowledge Analyst
Location: Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Position Summary

We have the opportunity for an experienced Research & Knowledge Analyst to join the firm’s Knowledge Management department. The Research & Knowledge Analyst will perform legal and business research to support firm needs. The position reports to the Sr. Manager of Research Services and may be based in one of our national Ogletree offices.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains strict confidentiality of firm matters
  • Models qualities and performance desired in firm employees, including attendance, professionalism, and quality work product
  • Uses resources in compliance with firm’s policies
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement as it relates to the position’s responsibilities
  • Participates in collaborative Research Services meetings (video conference)
  • Provides research services for the firm’s attorneys and staff including quick reference and in-depth public records, legal, and business research using appropriate electronic resources
  • Fields questions from attorneys and staff via phone, in person, and email, and escalates when necessary
  • Evaluates research results and provides concise summaries of findings
  • Acts as an advisor to attorneys and staff in the selection and navigation of resources
  • Communicates with courts, court runner services, and vendors
  • Monitors practice-specific, industry, legal, client, and subject topics through alerts created on online databases to keep attorneys and other staff members informed of current developments and activities
  • Participates in the evaluation of new and updated versions of resources to determine if subscribing is warranted
  • Conducts onboarding training for lateral attorneys and staff
  • Works on special projects to support Knowledge Management, other administrative departments, and practice groups
  • Collaborates with the Knowledge Management team to develop and implement innovative products and services
  • Accurately records billable and non-billable research in firm’s time entry system, in accordance with firm policy
  • Keeps abreast of available research tools applicable to the position’s responsibilities; developments with current research tools; and developments in research concepts, techniques, and methods
  • Participates in professional development through internal and external training and involvement in professional associations

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MLS and/or JD preferred
  • 5+ years of law firm library/research services experience preferred
  • Proficient in use of Quest, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Lexis Practice Advisor, CHEETAH, Checkpoint, Courthouse News Service (CNS), LexisNexis Courtlink, PACER, HeinOnline, Hoover’s, Monitor Suite, Accurint, TLO, and other library research resources
  • Possesses knowledge of cost-effective research techniques
  • Ability to create online search criteria using stemming and operators
  • Experience using integrated library systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, and Excel as well as the Document Management System iManage FileSite
  • Proficient in video conferencing tools Teams and Skype for Business
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, facilitating effective working relationships
  • Strong attention to both detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently under time constraints and be able to thrive within the firm’s highly dynamic environment
  • Team player, customer service focused, and adept at handling multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Initiative and problem-solving abilities
  • Keen interest in innovation and technology, and ability to quickly learn new platforms

Please note, we are not working with outside recruiters for this position

Benefits

Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401(k) matching program, Profit Sharing, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account /Flexible Spending Accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an Employee Assistance Program.

Firm Overview

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for nine consecutive years. In 2020, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management and Litigation – ERISA categories. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply online at: https://ogletree.com/careers/job-opportunities/flexible/research-knowledge-analyst-134274/

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Contract Specialist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS

Summary
This is an open continuous vacancy announcement. Applicants may submit or update their application before the closing date. Applicants will be referred after the first cutoff date, and subsequent referrals will be made at the manager’s request. The announcement may close earlier or at the request of the selecting official or after the job is filled.

The first cutoff for receipt of applications under this announcement will be 11:59 p.m. EST on August 25, 2020.

Responsibilities
This position is located in the Contracts Division, Contracts and Grants Directorate, Chief Operating Officer. This position serves as a Contract Specialist within the Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. This position will be utilized throughout the service unit. The incumbent plans, solicits, awards and administers contracts for service units across the Library.

Performs all aspects of contracting transactions, from Initiation to recommendation of award, to procure supplies or services with specialized requirements such as procurement of complex equipment, services, and/or architectural and engineering services.
Also procures items or services with specialized requirements, such as the procurement of preservation services, building services, supply and production items, architectural engineering, serial subscription services, books and library publications, information retrieval services, and Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) bibliographic utility, and OCLC network training services, etc.

Analyzes requirements, recommends revisions to statements of work or specifications, including identification of performance based requirements and determines the type of contract, milestones, and procurement plan. Coordinates various contracts requiring the development of new or modified evaluation criteria, reporting requirements, and contractual arrangements. Decisions include locating or developing sources, developing approaches for procurements tacking precedent, and resolving major differences in the interpretation of the statement of work during discussions and negotiations.

Surveys the market to locate new procurement sources and determines the availability of items or services with specialized requirements. Prepares solicitation documents, and incorporates the appropriate contract terms and conditions, such as testing procedures, cost escalation factors, and technical evaluation factors. Analyzes proposals for conformance with the solicitation.
Evaluates the acceptability of the responses to the solicitation, including the cost or price proposal, ensuring the procurement will be obtained from responsible sources at a fair and reasonable price. Coordinates with the Program Office staff to facilitate the technical evaluation review and submittal of the technical evaluation report.

Analyzes and negotiates complex modifications to contracts. Modifications include equitable adjustment due to changes subject to the Service Contract Act and the exercise of contract options. Decisions are based on in-depth analysis of alternatives and knowledge of the unique capabilities and characteristics of the assigned contractors. Decisions may require resolution of incomplete or conflicting technical and contractor data. In determining a negotiation position, must comply with FAR and LCR regulations.

Plans and coordinates contract administration activities for long-term, extensive technical service contracts. Administers various contract types with varying degrees of complexity and determines the best interests of the government. The various types of contracts include firm- fixed-price, and fixed price with economic price adjustment.

Uses in-depth price/cost analysis techniques involving many different and unrelated factors and processes where there is little historical cost data or precedent. Responsible for supporting the development of cost-related sections of complex solicitation documents and analyzing cost and price data.

Performs all aspects of contracting transactions, from initiation to recommendation of award, to procure items or services with specialized requirements, such as the procurement of supply and production items, and other supplies or services that do not require technical evaluation.

The position description number for this position is 058634.

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.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Research Manger
Location: Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Research Manger – Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

The law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. has an immediate opening in our Washington, D.C. office for a Research Manger to join our national Library team. This position reports to the Director of Library Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage the research services function of the Library Services Department to provide strategic information support to the firm, including determining research priorities and recommending new resources and tools
Recommend policies for research operations and for the use of research resources and tools
Plan, manage, and promote access to and use of research services, resources, and tools, including training initiatives
Supervise the Reference Librarians, including providing mentoring in research methods and skills and encouraging professional development
Provide research consultation and analysis, research project strategy, and manage specialized topical, legislative, docket, and regulatory monitoring services

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; At least 8 years of progressively responsible Library experience in a law firm or corporate environment; Extensive database search experience and relevant research expertise in order to manage a sophisticated law firm research function; The ability to lead and manage people; Excellent organizational, critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to analyze, prioritize, and manage projects and deadlines; Project management experience; Strong customer service skills; Ability to apply independent judgment and act independently, as well as collaboratively within a team environment.

TO APPLY:

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, we are only able to contact candidates selected for follow up.
Please send resume and cover letter containing salary expectations to Emily Kasprak at ekasprak@ebglaw.com. No agencies, please.
Epstein Becker & Green is an equal opportunity employer.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian
Location: Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $59,534 to $93,638

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Information Products Division- Digital Library Branch in Beltsville, Maryland.

The incumbent applies an understanding of digital standards, library policies, collection development and general library rules and procedures, and an understanding of library users in a rapidly changing digital environment.

Responsibilities

  • Participates in the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of core digital initiatives.
  • Assists in the design, creation, and maintenance of websites and other digital applications.
  • Creates and/or adds appropriate metadata, classification, and search capabilities to facilitate easy access to and ongoing maintenance of available content.
  • Collaborates with staff from across NAL to plan and organize projects with the goal of revising and organizing web content to ensure clear messaging and easy use by all populations.
  • Identifies trends in the agricultural community and analyzes web-based statistics to translate consumer needs for content to further enhance existing capabilities.
  • Evaluates and makes suggestions for improvement of processes, policies, procedures, systems, and communications/marketing and outreach programs.

Position: Library Aid
Location: Library on Joint Base Andrews, MD
Salary: $11.97 to $11.97 per hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

About the position: This position will be assigned to the Library on Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762.The purpose of this position is to perform circulation duties and record maintenance.

Employment Category: Flexible

Physical requirements: Work requires some physical exertion and recurring lifting of moderately heavy items. Must be physically able to frequently lift boxes of up to 40 pounds. Must be able to walk up and down stairs.

Responsibilities

    • Must have experience in responsible clerical or office work of any kind that demonstrates the ability to perform satisfactorily at the grade level of the position
    • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
    • Must have experience or training that demonstrates the ability to perform simple computer data processing
  • Typing skills are desirable.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10870552

Position: Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $60,000 minimum

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks a dynamic and collaborative Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian to join the HS/HSL team. 

 This new, exciting library faculty position has three main areas of responsibility:

  • Expand library services in Physician Assistant (PA) programs in Maryland through collaboration with library colleagues in PA programs statewide. Become an integral part of the Physician Assistant Leadership and Learning Academy (PALLA). Provide expertise to advance the goals of the PALLA in building faculty capacity for delivering vanguard PA educational curriculum and generating scholarship across the state. For more information, visit https://graduate.umaryland.edu/PALLA/.
  • Advance the research, scholarship, education, and professional practice goals for students in selected degree programs within UMB’s Graduate School. These programs include the MS in Physician Assistant (PA), MS in Health Sciences, and PhD in Health Professions Education. For more information, visit https://www.graduate.umaryland.edu/About/.
  • Perform ongoing program evaluation, gather reportable data, and generate an actionable dashboard around research, education, and outreach library services. This data will be reported to various stakeholders, including the state of Maryland.

 As part of the HS/HSL team, this librarian collaborates with faculty and staff within the Library and with partners throughout the University, designing and delivering innovative, forward-thinking research and instruction services. They are active in professional organizations and are expected to build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement.

 This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position. This position reports to the Head of Research, Education, and Outreach Services. UMB remains committed to the safety of the community. Given the current environment related to COVID-19, this position may begin by teleworking remotely. When the University develops a plan to return to campus, the Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian may be required to work onsite in Baltimore.

 Maryland PA Program Responsibilities:

  • Builds cross-institutional relationships supporting cohesive library-related PA education.
  • Investigates and implements shared research and instruction services to be delivered statewide.
  • Offers research consultation services with an emphasis on expert searching and critical appraisal.
  • Designs and delivers tailored fellow/faculty development workshops.
  • Identifies online resources supporting PA education and learning.
  • Provides expert counsel in scholarly publishing, research visibility, and research impact.
  • Applies innovative technologies to advance learning, communication, collaboration, and information management.

 Graduate School Responsibilities:  

  • Creates engaging instructional programming, developing student professional competency in evidence-based searching, critical appraisal, information management, and scholarly publishing.
  • Collaborates with UMB colleagues to develop and deliver courses offered through the Graduate School curriculum.
  • Offers research consultation services with emphasis on expert searching and critical appraisal.
  • Designs and delivers tailored faculty development workshops.
  • Collaborates on grant-funded projects within the Graduate School.

 Contributions to the HS/HSL Team:

  • Works with other members of the Research, Education and Outreach department to develop a strong, cohesive team.
  • Collaborates with library colleagues to develop and deliver innovative programs and services in the areas of expert searching/systematic reviews, research impact, scholarly communication, and more.
  • Participates on systematic review teams by developing complex searches and composing search methodologies.
  • Designs and delivers research and information management workshops.
  • Engages in committees and on teams within the HS/HSL and at UMB.
   
Qualifications

 POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Three years post-master’s experience in a relevant environment.
  • Experience conducting advanced literature searches in a variety of databases.
  • Experience providing online instruction.
  • Experience in curriculum design.
  • Excellent online collaboration skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
PREFERRED:
  • Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library supportive of graduate health profession education.
  • Experience or education in Allied Health, Physician Assistant, or related health profession fields.
  • Experience in program evaluation and using data to measure impact.
APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by August 7, 2020.

SALARY: $60,000 minimum, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS:

 Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Legal Resources Administrator)
Location: Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $161,793 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS

Summary
This position is located in the Department of Program Services, Court Services Office, Programs Division, National Programs Branch. The branch supports the federal judiciary’s national library program.

Responsibilities
***This position allows for situational and recurring telework, but does not qualify for full-time or remote telework.***

***More than one position may be filled through this job announcement.***

The individual selected for this position will be responsible for legal resource acquisitions, play a key role in researching and developing policies for the library program, serve as a subject matter expert in library and legal research programs, act as a facilitator to various librarian working groups, including the Circuit Librarians Advisory Group, and acts as a liaison between the program office and other entities in and outside the AO.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing national contracts, and providing support to the judiciary’s regional library contracts, for legal resources (both print and online).
  • Overseeing the judiciary’s Integrated Library System (ILS) and discovery layer and the work by the vendor that supports the ILS, including monitoring legal resource usage trends in order to use the data for budget formulations.
  • Developing and disseminating procedures, guidelines, and training on library operations and use of the judiciary’s legal resources through formal communications and training events.
  • Interfacing with vendors and subject specialists to increase understanding of legal publishing issues related to acquisitions and service directory.
  • Acting as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for several contracts, including the ILS SaaS Hosting/Maintenance contract and other vendors for small purchase orders.
  • Managing timely publication acquisitions services for the Administrative Office, the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation, and retired Supreme Court justices.
  • Managing the allotment formula for legal resources and working with Circuit Librarians, acquisitions librarians and others on questions relating to legal resources funding, vendor issues, etc.
  • Conducting studies of the library program nationwide and reviews of circuit library programs upon request.
  • Facilitating communication and information-sharing through coordinating and leading, meetings and periodic conference calls of the Circuit Librarians Advisory Group and the ILS Working Group.
  • Participating in regular online group chat sessions covering ILS and acquisition issues.
  • Maintaining an awareness of current trends and issues in order to contribute to National Library Program dialogues and assessments related to acquisitions, research databases, ILS, and discovery systems.

One Position: Collection Specialist Position: Garrett County, MD

Position: Collection Specialist
Location: Ruth Enlow Library, Garrett County, MD
Salary: $17.00/hr

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Collection Specialist – 40 hours per week with benefits at the Ruth Enlow Library’s Main Library in Oakland.  Starting pay is $17.00/hr.

SUMMARY – Orders Library materials, maintains collection and coordinates the library system’s cataloging and processing.

DUTIES:

  • Oversees collection development for the Ruth Enlow Library system.
  • Selects materials for the system based on the Library’s Collection Development policy.
  • Examines and selects materials to be discarded, repaired or replaced.
  • Processes all incoming library materials
  • Develops and documents cataloging procedures
  • Processes withdrawals and transfers of Library materials
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Integrity and conscientious character
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain current knowledge and skills via ongoing training.
  • Broad and current knowledge of literature
  • Strong teamwork skills

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Computer experience required.
  • Some college required, bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferred.
  • Familiarity with Dewey Decimal System required.
  • Cataloging experience strongly preferred.

Resume required.  Applications are available at all public libraries in Garrett County. Deadline for applications and resumes is July 24, 2020.

Three Positions: Virginia and Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Law Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Lit Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities
This position is located in the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access (ABA) and may be used in any division within ABA. The incumbent of this position serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work, including acquisitions and cataloging functions, of the section, overseeing the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians performing these functions, and performing administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the division chief. The incumbent works highly independently, exercising considerable judgment, and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Determines the human resources needed to accomplish the work of the unit, and independently
plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out the unit’s activities.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations, including quality assurance, for staff member which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and annual formal evaluations to employees. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations.

Responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity objectives and by adhering to non-discriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. Specifically, initiates non-discriminatory practices for the area under his/her supervision in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; ( 4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Utilizes 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 a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying improvements in methods and procedures. May serve as COTR or administer service contracts.

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the library acquisitions program. Assists in preparing and overseeing the acquisitions budget.

Analyzes and develops new practices and standards for metadata that are cited as authoritative by other libraries. Participates in the development of national policies for major cataloging programs. Consults with colleagues as well as the staff of libraries throughout the nation and the world involved in cooperative cataloging projects. Prepares reports, analyses, statements, proposals, and documents
that authoritatively convey national-level cataloging policy. Participates in studies of proposed changes in policies or practices for metadata or the introduction of new technology. Advises and informs others on policies and procedures related to cataloging. Researches, analyzes, and interprets major new concepts and techniques in creating or acquiring metadata. Coordinates and overseas
cataloging projects. Interprets policy to other libraries, and staff members to assist in the resolution of difficult problems. Recommends policy enhancements.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including section, division, and/or directorate members. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian
Location: History and Library Directorate, Department of Defense, Arlington, VA
Salary: $72,030 to $112,240

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), History and Library Directorate (HLD). The incumbent Librarian is a member of a team in charge of the Reference function at the Pentagon Library in support of the Pentagon Library mission, as well as missions of our customer components, to include but not be limited to Office of The Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, and Military Departments.

Responsibilities
our typical work assignments may include the following:

Responsible for providing member services including specialized and general reference service, circulation, and preparation of research compilations.
Responsible for planning and executing orientation and training programs to promote use of library services; provides support for library outreach initiatives.
Participate in management functions and the formulation of library policy and procedures in concert with the other library staff and management

Position: Program Management Specialist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Internship and Fellowship Programs Division, Library Collections and Services Group.

The position description number for this position is 392178.

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, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The PMS plans and manages a variety of experiential programs and projects. This includes any and/or several of the IFP’s portfolio of programs under management or development. This may include university affiliated internship and outreach programs and ones coordinated with or through external organizations.

The PMS exercises judgement and broad discretion in organizing, developing, and implementing multiple projects and programs such as, national and international internships and field experience programs, and other national and international programs with wide-reaching scope of an educational nature. Conducts advanced research to manage projects/programs within the Library and with external partners. Leads multiple projects and programs in complex internal and external management environments, ensuring necessary communication tools are in place and that all activities are clearly integrated into the project plan.

Leads and manages programs by working with Library staff, interns, residents and contractors, as well as with staff from external organizations, including government agencies, universities, professional associations and other entities. Provides program guidance, monitors program progress against established work plans and supplies advice in meeting project goals and deliverables.

IFP programs and projects require substantial outreach activities, preparing program briefings and preparing and offering presentations to internal and national external audiences; establishing, building and maintaining relationships with current and pending national and international partnership networks; developing written and multimedia content for distribution on the web and other channels; developing program communication and project plans and facilitating meetings with a wide variety of stakeholders. The PMS ensures that participant evaluations are done regularly and briefs on the programs in the IFP office.

Evaluates and analyzes programs and functions of the service unit and determines approaches or methods to efficiently accomplish the objectives sought by the Chief. Determines whether existing management controls are sufficient to achieve program objectives and makes necessary adjustments including determining whether to broaden or narrow the scope of projects or studies. Prepares reports identifying problem areas and provides recommendations to enhance program management practices and operational efficiency. Produces and/or presents information and findings in various formats, i.e., articles, reports, papers, studies, briefings, and other media. Recommends actions to be taken to the Chief to achieve increased effectiveness and efficiency of functions. Independently structures management interventions and controls for all programs under the Chief to meet grating agency guidelines. Updates current program standard operating procedure manuals and creates new materials as new programs are launched.

Writes and/or edits high level documents for senior management policies, functions, and topics with a broad impact on the direction of mission critical programs. Written material include, executive level briefings, program policy and procedures, memoranda, press releases, and other working documents. Reviews, revises or edits as needed the contributions of other project support staff. Oversees the preparation of various other written internal or external marketing materials for the Office, including printed or electronic announcements related to LCSG, internship and safety and emergency planning programs, events, policies and positions.

Serves as a key point of contact for special projects initiated by the Chief. In this capacity, may be responsible for any and all facets of projects development, production and maintenance to assure the goals of the Chief and the service unit and Library as a whole are achieved.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Lead Librarian
Location: United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library (NAL), Information Products Division (IPD), Information & Customer Services Branch (ICSB), Beltsville, MD.
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library (NAL), Information Products Division (IPD), Information & Customer Services Branch (ICSB) in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent serves as the Team Leader for the ICSB Customer Services Unit and is responsible for policy making, planning, managing, organizing, directing, and evaluating the activities and functions of the ICSB Customer Services Team.

Responsibilities

  • Leads the development of NAL?s services in literature searching (including systematic reviews, structured searches, rapid reviews, retrospective reviews, etc.) and citation analysis (including bibliometrics, data visualization, etc.).
  • Provides overall coordination for a variety of special projects relating to strategic programs that cross-cut information center programs.
  • Contributes to the growth and management of NAL?s collection of agricultural and related materials by recommending content to acquire or to remove from the collection based on obsolescence, lack of use or duplication.
  • Provides training, presentations, and outreach on NAL resources related to collections, resources, databases and literature access.
  • Keeps abreast of current technology, information trends, policies, programs, approaches, and analysis methods, including such topics as open access, scholarly communication, escience/e-research and distance education.
  • Interacts with customers to answer questions, provide information about NAL?s collections, content, programs and services, recommend avenues for investigation, or refer to likely sources of assistance.
  • Analyzes search-related data and keywords, shifts in research topics, and customer information-seeking behavior to spot trends and identify opportunities for improving NAL collections, programs and services.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Director
Location: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 –181,500

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

POSITION TITLE: Circuit Librarian
OPEN: July 7, 2020
CLOSE: Open Until Filled
SALARY: JSP 14-16 ($121,316 –181,500)

Salary in accordance with recruitment and promotion rules.

The Circuit Librarian is a statutory position authorized by 28 U.S.C. § 713 and appointed by the Court. The Circuit Librarian is responsible for the administration of the Circuit Library, which serves the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Office of Special Masters. The Circuit Librarian is responsible for the oversight of the library collection and staff which includes setting goals and policies, leading the exploration and adoption of new technology, developing and monitoring the annual budget, approving and recommending procurement activities, and managing the retention and weeding of library materials.

Candidates must demonstrate the degree of leadership and interpersonal skills necessary to successfully manage a library operation and motivate a diverse and complex organization.

Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree is preferred.

Candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory and other law library experience that demonstrates an ability to: manage multiple and conflicting priorities; lead with vision; develop and execute strategic plans; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and explain and clarify information provided to both high-level officials and support staff; analyze and solve problems; and integrate current and future technologies into the library program.

For more details, please examine the position announcement: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/Employment/CAFC-20-09.pdf

To be considered application packages must include:

1. Cover letter of no more than two pages, wherein the applicant describes the knowledge, skills, abilities, and or experience that would make her/him well qualified to fill this position

2. Resume outlining educational background, employment history, and other relevant information

3. Completion of online AO-78, Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment

Once you have the cover letter and resume files (items 1 and 2 above) readily accessible in PDF format, follow the link below to submit your files and complete the online AO-78: https://www.ondemandassessment.com/link/index/JB-CUM8YJ5EY?u=116354

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources: hr@cafc.uscourts.gov

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20439

Position: Librarian
Location: Office of U.S. Monographs Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Office of U.S. Monographs Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There is a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed.

Responsibilities
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 cataloged reference collection, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

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.

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.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader 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.

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.

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

LLAM Executive Board Statement of Solidarity

The unjust and violent killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Freddie Gray, and countless others have forced us all to confront the systemic injustices and racial inequality that plague our nation. The protests of the past few weeks have given voice to the trauma and justified anger in Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities terrorized by centuries of violence and racism.

Just as this system of injustice and inequality took time to build, so should our commitment to dismantling it. We, the Executive Board of the Law Library Association of Maryland, declare solidarity with those individuals and organizations working towards this goal.

Words alone are not enough. We must find sustainable and constructive ways to continue to give voice to these communities. We must take meaningful and conscious action to solicit, understand, reflect, and address the needs of these communities. In the weeks and months to come, we will reach out to you, our members, to learn how we can support you. We will evaluate our mission, practices, policies, and programs for biases, both conscious and unconscious. We will educate ourselves through social justice and anti-racism programming.

We call on you, LLAM members, to join us on this ongoing journey towards keeping our nation’s most sacred promise of “liberty and justice for ALL.” We will learn and work together to identify and address the systemic injustices and racism in our community and profession.

If you would like to get involved with our self-evaluation or programming, please contact us at llamonline99@gmail.com. If you have questions or concerns, also please reach out to us.