Recruiting, Retention and Resilience: A Collaborative Conversation on Law Library Diversity + Equity

On Thursday, May 26, the VALL Chapter is hosing their Spring meeting, and are looking for chapters and other groups to join them in these conversations. This meeting will focus on efforts to support and sustain opportunities to work in law libraries and with legal-related employers.  This grows out of conversations about how the range and number of people applying for jobs, as well as the variety and diversity of current and future colleagues. VALL has put together an effort to explore this, through a hosted collaborative conversation. Four people, including LLAM’s own Kristina Alayan, will present their ideas, followed by smaller group discussions.

Title: Recruiting, Retention and Resilience: A Collaborative Conversation on Law Library Diversity + Equity

Date: Thursday, May 26
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 EST
Registrationhttps://bit.ly/Law-RRR

Registration is free and open to all members and non-members. The event will be held on Zoom.

Description: A discussion and collaborative exploration of topics in law library diversity, equity and inclusion, with a focus on library employee recruiting and retention. Each featured speaker will share discussion ideas, updates on their own work and ideas to frame and inspire conversations.  We’ll have group discussion rooms to explore topics collaboratively during the meeting.

Speakers:

  • Anne Klinefelter, Henry P. Brandis Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library, UNC School of Law
  • Nichelle J. Perry, Law Library Director, NC Central University School of Law
  • Carla Wale, Associate Teaching Professor, Director, MLIS Law Librarianship Specialization, UW iSchool
  • Kristina Alayan, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Law, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law

For questions about this even, please contact VALL President, Roger V. Skalbeck.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian – RC2
Location: McLaughlin Research Corporation

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Librarian will maintain library collections of books, serial publications, documents, audiovisual and other materials and assists groups and individuals in locating and obtaining materials.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Furnish information on library activities, facilities, rules and services.
  • Explain and assist in use of reference sources, such as card or book catalog or book and periodical indexes to locate information.
  • Issue and receive materials for circulation or use in library.
  • Assemble and arrange displays of books and other library materials.
  • Maintain reference and circulation materials.
  • Answer correspondence on special reference subjects.
  • Compile lists of library materials according to subjects or interests.
  • Select, order, catalog and classify materials.

This position is contingent upon contract award

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented, innovative, and proactive.
  • Bachelors Degree in Library Science
  • Must be able to successfully obtain an Active Security Clearance – Secret Level.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Legislative Research Analyst
Location: Arnold & Porter

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Legislative Research Analyst to join our energetic, creative, and global service team. This new position is fully remote, but the employee must live within 50 miles of the Washington, DC office.

Under the direction of the firmwide Research Services management team, Research Analysts respond to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel in all A&P offices. Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, curated news preparation, collection development, and other department activities.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform legislative and regulatory reference and research services in all jurisdictions and across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Provide legislative and regulatory tracking services by developing requests and monitoring results. Create and maintain targeted current awareness alerts and feeds by combining expert knowledge of one or more legislative subject areas with knowledge of methods for organizing, accessing, and disseminating information.
  • Serve as a liaison to practice groups and other designated constituencies to offer targeted research, training and product support and serves as the department’s expert in legislative and regulatory research and other select subjects and industries.
  • Participate in collection development activities, reviewing resources, products, and tools, making recommendations as appropriate, and promoting their use.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to perform legal, business, and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Help plan, develop tools and documentation, and participate in orientation and training sessions.
  • Maintain awareness of new products, research tools and emerging technologies relevant to legislative research services.
  • Actively participate in Department and other internal Firm meetings.
  • Promote the services of the Department firmwide.
  • Participate in, or lead, special projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s in Library Science, Political Science, or equivalent degree from an accredited university or Juris Doctor.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience with the legislative and regulatory process, at least two at the federal level; extensive research experience; law firm experience strongly preferred.
  • Highly developed understanding of the federal legislative process and knowledge of government documents and sources including the networks, protocols, and procedures of Capitol Hill.
  • Superior ability to analyze information and evaluate new research products meant for legislative/ regulatory work.
  • Working knowledge of legal research methods, and the ability to assess and utilize the best, most cost-effective and efficient research tools.
  • Ability to master new research tools in an expedited timeframe.
  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, CCH Cheetah, HeinOnline, and ProQuest.
  • Thorough competency with relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong collaboration skills along with the ability to manage multiple and complex research projects–often on tight deadlines–while attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with the Quest ticketing system a plus.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Position: National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law Librarian
Location: George Washington University

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown D.C. neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.

The Law School’s Jacob Burns Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library .

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law Librarian position to begin as soon as possible during the Spring 2022 semester. The librarian in this position supports reference services offered by the Public Services Division of the Law Library.

Basic qualifications for this position are a graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment; and a JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment.

Please note that initially the librarian in this position will be required to work at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, D.C.; the ability to work remotely in the future will be assessed and determined by the supervisor in accordance with Law School and University policies.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/86462 to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications began November 29, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Office Manager – Chambers of a Circuit Judge
Location: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Salary: $40,883 – $97,430 (Dependent on Grade)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Initially in Alexandria, VA, but expected to move to Arlington, VA later in 2022. This position is open until filled.

Although it looks like a typical “judicial assistant” position, Judge Heytens is looking for someone with experience more similar to managing a law firm library. While some of the duties are administrative, there would also be the opportunity to assist with a lot of research, using a law librarian’s specialized skill set.

The Office Manager is responsible for the daily operation and management of judicial chambers and provides administrative and clerical support to the Honorable Toby J. Heytens and the chambers’ staff. The ideal candidate has initiative, good judgment, professionalism, follow-through, the ability to multi-task and readily adapt to fast-changing priorities, excellent organizational skills, a strong work ethic, and unquestioned integrity.

The Fourth Circuit prides itself on being a collegial and collaborative organization as well as an overall exemplary place to work.

  • Oversee the daily operation and maintenance of the office, including the acquisition of supplies and equipment as well as receiving, screening, and referring phone calls and mail.
  • Create and maintain files and databases.
  • Assist in guiding opinions through the editing process.
  • Prepare correspondence, reports, and other legal materials.
  • Assist the Judge in committee and with extra-judicial work.
  • Make travel arrangements and prepare travel reimbursements for the Judge; maintain the Judge’s calendar; serve as liaison to all other court support units on behalf of the Judge.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years of full-time general experience.
  • JSP 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 – One (1) year, two (2) years, three (3) years, four (4) years, five (5) years, or six (6) years, respectively, of fulltime specialized experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities within strict deadlines in a fastpaced environment.
  • Consistently exhibit the highest standards of excellence and integrity as well as a courteous, professional, and cooperative attitude.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work with minor supervision.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality is an absolute must.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field.
  • Familiarity with the federal courts’ Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) or Pacer electronic docketing.
  • Familiarity with legal terminology and court processes.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Email the following in a single PDF document to Human Resources at vacancy@ca4.uscourts.gov.

  1. Cover Letter detailing qualifications and experience.
  2. Resume that includes the name, title, and the contact information of three professional references.
  3. AO78–Application for Employment. (Available at http://www.uscourts.gov/forms/humanresources-forms/application-judicial-branchfederal-employment.) Please complete the entire application, including questions 18, 19, and 20. Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged.

Two Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Armed Forces Retirement Home
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Resident Services, Recreation Division at the Armed Forces Retirement Home. The primary purpose of this position is to manage the agency’s library and its’ adjoining services (computer lab and computer/game rooms, the movie program and the music/listening room).

Duties

As a Librarian, you will:

  • Provide professional library services to meet the needs of all Residents and employees, i.e., general reading, viewing videotaped/DVD movies or instructional videos, and/or listening to music, and literature or instructional material on audio cassettes.
  • Review and research professional publications to select those books and materials that are commensurate with the needs, development, welfare (mental and emotional stimulation) and education of patrons.
  • Responsible for acquisition and cataloging all books and movies/DVD’s entering the library collection using the Circulation Plus Software Program (an electronic tracking system).
  • Assist with preparation of annual budget for expenditures on items such as books, periodicals, journals, supplies, and library equipment.
  • Order supplies and create work orders for the library and adjoining services.

Position: Acquisitions Librarian
Location: Folger Shakespeare Library
Salary: $70,000 – $80,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

About Us:

The Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world.

The Folger welcome millions of visitors online and in person. We provide unparalleled access to a huge array of resources, from original sources to modern interpretations. With the Folger, you can experience the power of performance, the wonder of exhibitions, and the excitement of pathbreaking research. We offer the opportunity to see and even work with early modern sources, driving discovery and transforming education for students of all ages.

The Folger Shakespeare Library knows that an exceptional staff is the backbone of any great organization. We hire exceptionally qualified diverse individuals who are committed to the mission, vision, and values of our organization. Once employed, the Folger provides a generous compensation, leave, and benefits package, as well as many opportunities for personal and professional growth, and we encourage you to come join us

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is seeking an experienced Acquisitions Librarian to join its Collections team. This individual reports to the Associate Librarian for Collections Care and Development and is responsible for the management and the leadership of the Acquisitions Department, which administers a robust acquisition program both of antiquarian and secondary research material including electronic resources.

Duties:

  • Cultivates and maintains excellent working relations with all vendors, dealers, and donors.
  • Participates in the creation and management of the collections budget.
  • Monitors Acquisitions expenditures, provides expenditure reports, manages the allocation of restricted and unrestricted funds for the purchase of rare and modern items.
  • In consultation with appropriate staff, reviews and maintains current approval plans.
  • Coordinates the subscriptions for electronic resources and their access procedures with the Acquisitions Coordinator for Electronic Resources and Secondary Research Material.
  • Reviews and negotiates new license agreements, engages in, and promotes ethical practices in purchasing, and complying with licensing terms and access agreements.
  • Supervises and reviews the processing of all new acquisitions, whether purchases or gifts of items, maintaining accurate acquisition and donor records.
  • Supervises the preparation of orders, correspondence, reports, and maintenance of office files.
  • Oversees staff in providing detailed information to Development to facilitate donor communication.
  • Makes sure all invoices are paid in a timely manner.
  • Provides an open and supportive working environment for Acquisitions staff.
  • Works closely with the Associate Librarian for Collection Care and Development in planning and executing Acquisitions Group procedures.
  • Fosters good working relationships with other units and divisions of Collections and the institution.
  • Participates with other members of the Collections Care and Development group in developing and executing communal goals and projects.
  • Works with conservators to plan for the needs of newly ordered or acquired materials.
  • Collaborates with Advancement to successfully manage gift-in-kind arrangements.
  • Participates in the institutional fundraising events for the acquisitions department with collaboration from appropriate sources.
  • Participates in the management of a digital asset collection development policy.
  • Acts as one of the Acquisitions Group representatives on staff committees and/or assists on projects for committees.
  • Maintains current awareness of trends in the management and integration of acquisitions activities within technical and public services. Serves as an ambassador for the Folger at conferences.
  • Performs other acquisition duties as assigned.

Pandemic response: Non-essential Folger staff are working remotely from the D.C. area, and all programming had been moved online. When we return to the office this position is expected to work on site. The building is currently closed to the public due to construction projects.

All staff, contractors, and visitors working or visiting onsite are required to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and furnish proof of vaccination (unless they have received a medical or religious exemption). Masks are required in all shared or public spaces onsite until further notice.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should submit their cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted. No phone calls please.  Please apply through our website: Jobs and Internships at the Folger – Workday (myworkdayjobs.com)

The Folger is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent experience required.
  • Proficiency in the use of integrated library systems and spreadsheets necessary.
  • Familiarity with MARC records or bibliographic description in general required.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of a modern European language preferably Italian, French, or German preferred.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of Latin preferred.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, organization skills, and interpersonal skills.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions – New York, Washington or Baltimore
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Venable LLP is seeking a Manager of Digital Solutions to join our team. The ideal candidate with assist the Director of Research and Libraries in the planning, implementation, maintenance, discoverability and adoption of commercial and internal library and knowledge resources.

We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Coordinating with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
  • Overseeing the maintenance and integrity of ILS.
  • Managing the firm’s electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures that appropriate authentication is enabled, including the use of IP and password authentication as well as SAML and API technology in compliance with associated licensing agreements.
  • Assisting the Director in planning the departmental and practice level resource budget allocations
  • Establishing ROI processes linking utilization data with subscription costs. Assisting the Director in making budget, acquisitions and resource cancellation plans based on use or the availability of electronic alternatives.
  • Monitoring developments in legal technology and electronic research, KM and workflow products which may offer appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources or existing processes.
  • Advising the Director in all aspects of digital solutions and electronic resources.
  • Working with technical services staff, continually assesses processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service.
  • Building or collaborating with IT, Vendors and consultants in building custom resources for end users and internal administrative functions.
  • Managing the print and digital solutions team

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
  • Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
  • Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
  • Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
  • Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
  • Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
  • Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
  • We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Position: Information Technology Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Salary: $63,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

As part of the Library and Information Technology Services division, the IT Librarian manages the daily operations of IT support and AV services in the Library & Gallery. This position also works closely with the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) on the management of the Library’s public computing and AV resources. Manages and maintains local servers including backup and recovery. Works with DoIT to implement and manage suitable cloud-based storage and backup options. Administers and maintains library applications including, but not limited to, ILLiad, CONTENTdm, Connexion, Ares, and Aleph. The IT Librarian ensures efficient management of and response to bugs and suggestions through effective use of the issue tracking system ‘RT’.

This position makes recommendations on upgrades, repairs, replacements, retention, and adoption of new technologies based on equipment life cycles, usage, user needs, and technology trends. Engages and works collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff both inside and outside the Library & Gallery to ensure technology solutions are effective and equitable including selection and implementation of assistive and accessible technologies. Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a diverse environment and a commitment to providing equitable and inclusive service.

Contributes to the planning, implementation, and management of a makerspace in the library.

Assists with the technology planning and implementation for local digitization projects and participates in developing and implementing the Library & Gallery’s digital preservation strategy.

Supports efficient use of technology for employees in the Library & Gallery including through development and delivery of training on technology-related best practices on topics such as document management and use of cloud systems. Participates as the IT expert on library committees and working groups as appropriate.

Trains and supervises LITS staff, and develops and documents procedures.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or information science program.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of computer workstations, networking, and computer security.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of information technology principles, processes, systems and standards, including operating systems, systems security, wireless networking, and digital initiatives and emerging web technologies.
  • Experience leading projects or implementing new technologies, preferably in an academic library environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of web client and server applications, databases, and web programming environments.
  • Knowledge of system administration and network administration.
  • Knowledge or experience working with integrated library systems and the application of technology to enhance effectiveness in library operations.
  • Knowledge of technology trends, standards, information technology best practices, and issues in academic libraries.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in computer science or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or working experience with database and software design, and cybersecurity.
  • Experience working with digital repositories or working to develop projects that support locally digitized scholarly content.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience with Ex Libris products.

Position: Librarian II
Location: Montgomery College Library
Salary: $65,352 – $84,968

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Montgomery College, Office of Academic Affairs/Library and Information Services, has a need for a full-time, Librarian II position #S03464. The work schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, with one evening shift and occasional Saturdays. This is a non-bargaining, exempt, grade 29 position. Montgomery College promotes and creates a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness. Position is located at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.

Job Summary: The Librarian II for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) will participate in all aspects of academic area liaison and embedded librarian services. Including providing effective information literacy instruction; providing in-depth reference and research assistance virtually, face to face, and by appointment for more extensive research support for students; and collaborating with library access services staff to support patron needs.

Contacts and interaction vary and may involve multiple constituencies such as direct interaction with administrators; faculty; chairs, deans, external colleagues and consultants; and assigned staff for the purpose of providing and receiving information and resolving program issues.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Three years of progressively responsible professional library experience in a functional area or specialized services in academic, research, or public library.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as applied to the operation of academic libraries.
  • Ability to instruct and assist students in the use of library resources.
  • Ability to remain current in trends, topics, developments and issues in area of information and library technology, by attending training, workshops, and credit and non-credit classes provided by colleges and universities, and professional organizations such as ALA and MLA.
  • Ability to maintain library collections, to guide and direct the work of library staff, and to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and an open mind; flexibility, excellent teamwork and team leadership skills.
  • Strong listening skills and proficiency at conducting reference interviews.
  • Professional competence using research tools in an online environment such as Internet browsers, Library Management Systems and current web applications.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs outreach with faculty in STEM departments to foster effective relationships to support the curriculum and specific student needs.
  • Provides effective information literacy instruction. Creates and delivers information literacy activities and tools for in-person and online learning environments.
  • Provides in-depth reference and research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons, both virtually and face to face, using discovery services, online resources, internet, and tangible library resources.
  • Uses research consultations by appointment for more extensive research support for students. Collaborates with access services staff to support patron needs and inquiries, and refer questions.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with Research & Teaching (R&T) division team members, the academic areas related to liaison areas, librarian supervisor(s) at their home campus, their supervisor, and with the R&T associate director.
  • Performs collection development in the liaison area and completes processes in a thorough and timely manner according to directions provided by the collection development librarian.
  • Responsible for the coordination of Research & Teaching (R&T) division assessment. Acts as resource for R&T division assessment projects, and provides guidance, organization, and support for assessment activities.
  • This includes (but is not limited to), assessing research services, library instruction, library outreach, and instructional content.
  • Assists with the collection and maintenance of data, metrics, feedback, testimonials, and assessment findings to demonstrate Academic Area Liaison and Embedded Librarian Program effectiveness or areas for development.
  • Leads and organizes assessment training for the R&T division, as well as convenes or chairs ad hoc assessment committees or task groups within the R&T division as needed.
  • Facilitates growth for R&T division’s assessment work and explores/develops new assessment methods and measures for the division. The Assessment Coordinator may also represent the R&T division in library wide assessment activities, collaborating with colleagues in other areas of the library.
  • Participates in planning and priority setting for the Research and Teaching Division’s annual goals and priorities.
  • Additional Instructions:

To apply for the position, select the company website option or use the following link: http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/employment

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Office Automation)
Location: Department of the Navy
Salary: $50,643 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

You will serve as a Library Technician (Office Automation) in the Navy Department Library / Technical Services Section of NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND.

Duties

  • You will oversee circulation system and patron services.
  • You will manage technical library data files and information.
  • You will ensure hard copy and digital publications and other material are in correct order and are maintained.
  • You will log material in and out to validate security.
  • You will perform descriptive and modified cataloging of monographic titles being incorporated into the Library’s collections.
  • You will modify existing Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) records to meet NDL specific needs.
  • You will prepare books for shelf readiness.
  • You will be in charge of the Library acquisition services.
  • You will monitor all activities concerning individual account status.
  • You will be maintaining efficient records, providing timely follow-up procedures for all accounts, and establish effective liaisons with fiscal branch.
  • You will organize, plan, implement, and evaluate circulation functions and procedures.
  • You will provide a variety of administrative support functions.

Position: Government Research Specialist
Location: Nelson Mullins

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Nelson Mullins is seeking a Government Research Specialist to join the Research & Information Services (RIS) team. This position, eligible to be based in any of our 26 offices with the option to work a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule, will provide legal and non-legal research services and analysis to Nelson Mullins attorneys and staff. The successful candidate will be a highly skilled researcher, able to work cooperatively with the full RIS team. Additionally, the successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, a commitment to providing high-quality work product, and customer-oriented service.

  • Conduct online legal and business research using resources including, but not limited to, Lexis Plus, Westlaw Edge, CQ, Bloomberg Government, Quorum, Capital IQ and VitalLaw.
  • Actively liaise and communicate with selected practice and industry groups to develop subject expertise and facilitate proactive service delivery.
  • Utilize a centralized workflow tool to provide expert research and consultative services to attorneys and staff.
  • Participate in available professional development opportunities and remain current on technological, professional and industry developments in librarianship.
  • Present clear and readily digestible results that are responsive to the question(s) asked, in a timely manner.
  • Provide support on other projects or duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Qualified applicants should have a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, and/or a J.D. degree.
  • Strong collaboration skills along with the ability to manage multiple and complex research projects–often on tight deadlines–while attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of federal legislative and regulatory research.
  • The ideal applicant demonstrates a working knowledge of legal research methods, and the ability to assess and utilize the best, most cost-effective and efficient research tools.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Open Scholarship Librarian, LIB-3536
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson Universitys Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual
to serve as the Open Scholarship Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide expert guidance in contemporary scholarly communication issues including authors rights, open access, research & publication lifecycles, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. They will devise and maintain a strategy for increasing the pipeline of scholarly content for deposit in TUs library-managed institutional repository ScholarWorks@Towson with the goal of increasing usage of the repository. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Relevant experience, preferably in an academic environment or in publishing. Familiarity with scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and academic publishing trends. Strong creative vision and ability to lead innovative initiatives and services. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaboration working with diverse audiences and colleagues throughout the library and beyond. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Ability to meet the Universitys criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide guidance in contemporary scholarly communications issues including authors rights, open access, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. Serves as an advocate for open access publishing within the library and across the broader campus community. Develops, implements, markets, and promotes established and new open scholarship and scholarly communication programs. Develops and implements a training program for liaison librarians on issues of scholarly communication and open scholarship. Advises faculty, students, and staff on issues regarding open and equitable scholarly communication. Builds a network of campus and system-wide partners for supporting the research lifecycle. Investigates the possibility of improved publishing support systems. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System . TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3536.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Position: Data Science Librarian, LIB-3532
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson Universitys Albert S. Cook Library seeks a collaborative and knowledgeable individual to serve as the Data Science Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Qualifications

Masters degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; a background in tools for storing, analyzing, and visualizing data; and a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

Supports data analysis and data visualization efforts by students and faculty across the university using tools such as SPSS, R, Tableau, Google Data Studio, Microsoft Excel or others; designs and implements data literacy services for students and faculty; works closely with graduate students, assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, the Data Science Librarian will provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and instruction in information, resource, and software use; develops and conducts training, group instruction, and workshops, both individually and collaboratively, on data science research methods, tools, platforms, and best practices; supports the work of liaison librarians working with classes that are data-intensive; promotes usage of the Data Studio and computers in the Data Studio by offering training in-person and online; in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs and liaison librarians, provides training for librarians and individual consultations with faculty on authoring data management plans; provides input on data curation and preservation, sharing and reuse, citation, policy and governance as it relates to research projects on campus.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System . TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3532.

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicants teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson Universitys commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Position: E-Resources & Discovery Librarian, LIB-3520
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson Universitys Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual
to serve as the E-Resources & Discovery Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Familiarity with library standards pertaining to e-resources, including serials and continuing resources. Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work effectively in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

This position provides leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the librarys electronic resources and assists the Assistant University Librarian for Content Management with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials. The E-Resources & Discovery Librarian works cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the librarys subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons. This librarian designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention; participates in library assessment initiatives. In addition to librarianship, library faculty are responsible for scholarship and service; expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track; and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System . TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicants teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson Universitys commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3520

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $148,484 – $178,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is in the Office of the Associate Director, Information Products Division, at the National Agricultural Library (a component of the Agricultural Research Service) in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will be a member of the NAL senior leadership team with responsibility for policy making, planning, coordinating, directing and evaluating program requirements, creating new products and services, and ensuring high-quality customer service.

Duties

  • Provide leadership in the formulation and execution of Division policies, programs of NAL and services ensuring conformance with applicable NAL, Departmental, and Federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Participate in the development of plans and policies for national and international cooperation in the creation, distribution, and availability of agricultural information.
  • Manage budget and program planning, developing, executing and evaluating Division polices, programs and services.
  • Develop partnership opportunities with government agencies, land-grant universities, industry, and professional organizations to promote effective information management.
  • Provide technical and administrative supervision to staff, students, interns and volunteers.

Position: Supervisory Technical Information Specialist
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Office of the Associate Director, Knowledge Services Division, at the National Agricultural Library (a component of the Agricultural Research Service) in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will be a member of the NAL senior leadership team and lead the division that initiates plans for acquiring, preserving, and making accessible scientific research datasets, with a focus on USDA-funded research data, that facilitate the creation of agricultural knowledge.

Duties

  • Participates in establishing policies, programs, plans, and budgets for NAL with the Director and other key NAL officials.
  • Serves on the NAL senior leadership team and provides leadership in the formulation and execution of NAL strategies through policies, programs, and services.
  • Initiates and directs plans for acquiring, preserving, and making accessible scientific research datasets, with a focus on USDA-funded research data that facilitate the creation of agricultural knowledge.
  • Develops NAL policies to ensure research data are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR principles), support scientific research communities, and meet other customer needs and expectations.
  • Participates in the development of policies and plans for national and international cooperation in the creation and distribution of agricultural information.
  • Builds communities of interest and practice that reinforce effective data management to facilitate the creation of knowledge in the agricultural sciences.
  • Ensures conformance with applicable Federal statutes, regulations, and policies, and USDA and ARS policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Provides leadership in the formulation and execution of NAL policies, programs, and services.
  • Develops NAL data access and sharing policies and advises data providers on the preferred standards.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Division of Library Operations (DLO), National Library of Medicine.

DLO selects, acquires, and catalogs biomedical publications; furnishes reference and document delivery services; prepares and publishes indexes, and other publications for the use by the biomedical community; administers national biomedical information retrieval services; supports clinical terminology and health data standards; and, coordinates the Network of the National Library of Medicine.

As a Supervisory Librarian, you will:

Plans, directs, and provides strategic leadership for cataloging and metadata management and mapping services for biomedical literature and other resources acquired for the NLM collection, including the creation and maintenance of authoritative bibliographic and authority records according to national standards.

Oversees the development and preparation of cataloging policy statements and definitions.

Keeps informed of new cataloging rules and techniques and as applicable, introduces them into NLM workflows and procedures.

With the assistance of subordinate supervisors, plans, directs and supervises the activities of approximately 20 professional librarians, technical information specialists and library technical support personnel engaged in cataloging and providing metadata management and mapping services.

Evaluates subordinates; makes effective selection recommendations for subordinate personnel; hears group grievances, serious employee complaints and disciplinary problems and takes initiative to resolve them.

Directs Section participation in the development, improvement and use of automation support for cataloging and metadata management functions.

Distributes machine-readable records in MARC, XML, as linked data, and other standard community formats.

Oversees the development, maintenance, and publication of the NLM Classification.

Serves as a technical authority and spokesperson on NLM cataloging, metadata and classification services, policies, and procedures.

Participates in national and international bibliographic control programs and standards development.

Represents the Library to various professional groups and organizations and develops and maintains contacts with key officials of the Library of Congress, OCLC, and other libraries and information centers.

Provides appropriate responses to recommendations or requests from service units and library users.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Research Support Librarian
Location: George Washington University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Research Support Librarian is a key member of the information, instruction, and reference team. This position provides information and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing with a focus on providing tools, skills, and information support to foster research activities among emerging investigators. Other duties include reference and systematic review consultations, distance education student support, departmental liaison activities, and membership on various library and University committees. This position reports to the Associate Director, Reference, Instruction and Access, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Performs online database searches and research consultations as requested to meet the scientific information needs of the research and academic community
  2. Provides training and support for systematic and scoping reviews.
  3. Provides training and support for PubMed, NCBI resources, and other specialized databases, including electronic collaboration platforms.
  4. Provides data management support, especially as related to data deposits, data citations, ontologies, best practices, and funder compliance.
  5. Works closely with the Research Scholarly Concentration in the SMHS, the SMHS Research Workforce Development office, the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, and doctoral programs in the health sciences, GWSPH, and SON to support emerging researchers and investigators.
  6. Serves as an embedded librarian in nursing, health sciences, and public health research courses. Acts as a Librarian Instructor for the Clinical Skills and Reasoning program in the medical curriculum.
  7. Makes recommendations for tools and resources needed to support the research community.
  8. Assists researchers with implementing funder mandates and requirements.
  9. Collaborates with the Scholarly Publishing and Metadata Librarian on research impact metrics and scholarly communications issues. Supports research impact measurement and visualization. Consults on communicating research results widely. Promotes the creation of researcher profiles documenting skills, grants, publications, and collaborations.
  10. Works with researchers to identify collaborators, partners, and research opportunities.
  11. Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and information services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
  12. Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
  13. Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
  14. Participates in collection development activities for liaison departments.
  15. Assists in the management of research-related listservs and library e-mail accounts.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent combination of relevant Master’s degree and research support experience. Demonstrated experience searching biomedical literature and using NCBI databases and tools. Demonstrated experience providing data management support. Demonstrated knowledge of the research lifecycle. Experience with collaboration tools, statistical software, course management software, and the development of online instructional modules or tutorials. Experience in providing advanced information services in an academic health sciences library, including assisting with systematic reviews. Experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services OR experience providing educational and research technology support.

Preferred: Experience producing and compiling research impact metrics. Knowledge of bioinformatics software and scientific programming software such as R. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons.

To Apply: To be considered, applicants should complete an online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/87931 and upload a letter of interest and a current CV. Review of applications will begin on January 19, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Seven Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Manager, Executive Branch Operations
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $144,128 – $172,500

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking a Section Research Manager (SRM) for the Executive Branch Operations Section within the Government and Finance Division. The Research Manager leads the Section in the development of policy research and analysis relevant to congressional needs, particularly as it relates to federal government management and organizational issues.

Duties

The Section Research Manager leads a team of policy analysts conducting policy research and analysis for Congress. The section covers a broad range of federal government management and organizational issues. This includes, but is not limited to presidential powers; appointment process; federal workforce; regulatory process; inspectors general, information policy; budget process; financial management; and procurement. The section’s crosscutting portfolio provides opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across CRS.

Duties include:

  • Managing and supervising policy analysts, including communicating performance standards and expectations to staff, observing staff performance, giving feedback, and assessing performance;
  • Ensuring that the work results in objective, authoritative analysis with which the Congress can assess the consequences of legislative/policy options;
  • Proactively establishing relationships with committees of jurisdiction, building long-term relationships with clients, and taking initiative to seek out new congressional contacts for CRS;
  • Managing congressional requests, concerns, and needs in policy areas within the research management responsibility of the section;
  • Collaborating with other managers to ensure an integrative approach to the work by fully identifying significant policy problems facing the Congress, developing analytical approaches to address these problems, and applying appropriate resources; and
  • Performing special assignments as directed by the Assistant/Deputy Assistant Director.
  • Candidates with research and research management experience in issues covered by the section and who have strong interpersonal skills and are capable of leading a highly motivated and talented research staff committed to providing Congress the highest level of nonpartisan, authoritative, objective policy analysis are encouraged to apply. Previous experience in writing, research, and analysis, and knowledge of congressional decision making and legislative process is desired.

Directly supervises 10-12 staff members in the section and advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director. Leads staff toward meeting the Library’s and CRS’s vision, mission, and goals by managing performance, communicating effectively, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, building and maintaining relationships, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, thinking systematically and inspiring change. Exhibits commitment to the Library’s Supervisor Core Competencies.

Ensures that research and analysis is conducted in a fully collaborative manner both within and outside the section, reflects the congressional agenda, and is relevant to congressional policy making. Leads, plans, organizes and coordinates research, including major research projects related to sensitive or complex public policies of national or international significance, which are often multidisciplinary in nature. Ensures that research and analysis undertaken is of the highest quality and meets CRS’s standards of objectivity, responsiveness, non-partisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility. Reviews research to ensure that it complements other Service research and analyses; is accurate, well organized, and cogent; meets professional and service standards; adheres to CRS policy guidelines; and is responsive to the legislative needs of Members and committees of Congress. Establishes and maintains relationships with Members and committees of Congress.

Contributes to and assists in developing CRS-wide strategic goals and priorities. Communicates those goals and priorities to staff. Oversees the implementation of CRS-wide policies, procedures, standards and guidelines by staff. Effectively communicates management initiatives to staff and ensures that staff are able to acclimate to the changing needs of Congress and the CRS research community. Conveys to senior management information and concerns from staff.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for over a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is accurate, authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 085357.

The incumbent of this position is eligible to work a flexitime work schedule.

RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE PERSON(S) SELECTED UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $87,198 – $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Superior Court Library in the Special Operations Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court. The Librarian manages the daily operations of the Library, supervises staff, and demonstrates a commitment to excellent customer service.

Duties

The incumbent provides a full array of established library functions including but not limited to research, reference, acquisitions, technical services, collection management, library administration, bibliographical work, and cataloging.

Brief Description of the Major Duties:

  • Develops and implements a library program which provides the resources and services required by the operation and mission of the D.C. Superior Court.
  • Manages the overall day-to-day operations, the office logistics, and staffing requirements to effectively and timely accomplish the goals and objectives of the division’s management action plan (MAP) and the Court’s Strategic Plan.
  • Develops policies, practices, and procedures for library operations and functions and researches new concepts in library administration and services, developments in library information technology, and new publications and other library media.
  • Tracks D.C. legislation and regulations and maintains files of D.C. Council committee reports for use in legislative history research.
  • Selects and implements an appropriate level of cataloging and classification of library materials; and develops and maintains other information indexes and finding aids to assist research.
  • Assists library users in the location of specific material and implements effective means to inform library users of resources and services, provides instructions on the use of library materials, and provides library orientation and legal research training to new law clerks and court personnel.
  • Works collaboratively with the DC Court of Appeals librarian to promote the values of the Court and share resources, as necessary.
  • Ensures compliance with relevant laws and regulations, including copyright regarding the use of library materials and resources.
  • Collects and analyzes statistical data for the purposes of individual performance evaluations, MAP statistics, Key Performance Indicators, budget, and the preparation of performance and annual reports. Reports may be statistical, narrative, or advisory in nature.
  • Making recommendations for new software, contracts for electronic resources, and program, process, and policy improvements.
  • Investigates and responds orally and in writing to inquiries and complaints from Judicial officers and staff, other court personnel, outside agencies, attorneys, and the public.
  • The DC Courts have employed many measures to keep employees and court users as safe as possible, including mandatory face coverings, social distancing, temperature checks, health screening questionnaire, enhanced air circulation, and intensified cleaning services.

We encouraged employees to get vaccinated for their safety and the safety of their family, friends, colleagues, and others with whom they have contact. We also provided opportunities for employees to receive the vaccine. Such voluntary vaccination efforts have made significant progress in suppressing the spread of COVID-19, and yet the emergence of the highly contagious Delta variant has caused a rapid increase in infection transmission rates in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, particularly among the unvaccinated.

Vaccinations, being readily available, provide the best protection from infection with COVID-19, and the requirement of vaccinations is consistent with maintaining a safe and secure workplace. Therefore, effective immediately and throughout the remainder of the COVID-19 emergency period, all DC Courts employees, interns, volunteers, and on-site contractors, who have received a vaccination as required by the COVID-19 vaccination protocols, must provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources on the first day of employment. You may seek an exemption from providing a proof of vaccination on the grounds of a specific medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief. All employees who have not received the required number of vaccination doses, regardless of the reason or whether the employee has sought or been granted an exemption, will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result on a weekly basis in order to report to work in person or remotely.

Position: Research Librarian (Government and Finance)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Government & Finance Division (G&F). This position will provide research and library services to CRS colleagues and congressional clients in areas covered by G&F, such as appropriations, budgeting, Congress, cybersecurity, economic policy, elections, emergency management, executive and judicial branch oversight, financial services, grants, legislative process, and public finance.

Duties

The Government and Finance (G&F) Division’s work focuses on how the three branches of government are organized, managed, and funded. This includes the organization, structure, operations and management of Congress, the executive and judicial branches; the congressional budget and appropriations process, the legislative process and congressional history; and issues related to American federalism, elections, emergency management, community development, and homeland security. Financial issues covered include banking, financial institutions, insurance, securities, taxation, public finance, fiscal and monetary policy, public debt, and economic impacts of tax and budget policy. The division also covers entities with unique government responsibilities such as the Census Bureau, Federal Reserve, Postal Service, and FEMA.

Research Librarians work individually and as part of teams to provide research and library services across the full range of policy areas covered by the division and author products used each year by thousands of congressional clients on topics that include appointments/nominations, appropriations status tracking, federal awards tracking, federal disaster assistance programs, federal employees, grants work in a congressional office, and various types of congressional and legislative information.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Research Librarians are often involved in the following activities.

  • Working under deadlines within specialized issue areas that may be obscure, ambiguous, and contentious.
  • Rapidly building working knowledge of specialized issue areas and resources as part of successfully identifying, proposing, developing, and executing research projects.
  • Collaborating and consulting with internal and external subject specialists to develop and improve research projects.
  • Negotiating with clients and colleagues on the substance of research projects, which may include developing an array of different options and facilitating decisions related to sources, methodology, and form of a final product.
  • Designing and writing products as a solo author or co-author that describe the findings of research projects. These products often include multiple elements such as abstracts, methodological descriptions, summaries, and tables.
  • Making effective use of peer review of products by incorporating feedback from multiple colleagues into coherent and cohesive products.
  • Working within a multi-level product development and review process to ensure accuracy, appropriate scope, adherence to organizational policies and values, and responsiveness of products.
  • Delivering products to clients in writing, by phone, and in-person, often in combination, and in accordance with the circumstances of each unique research project and resulting product.
  • Developing and maintaining knowledge of the content, scope, and search functionality of specialized research resources relevant to research projects.
  • Identifying, testing and evaluating new general and specialized research resources; performing market analyses on competing resources; and recommending resources for purchase or renewal.
  • Providing orientation and training/instruction to congressional clients and colleagues on research methods and research resources.
  • Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, college/university, information center, or other research organization are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with public speaking in an instructional capacity is desired.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 336982

The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flextime or compflex work schedule.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Librarian
Location: Department of the Navy
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants must follow the directions in the “How to Apply” section of this flyer to be considered. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.

Duties

You will provide comprehensive reference, research, advisory, evaluative, and instructional services to individuals and groups at the Navy’s Department Library.
You will use knowledge of specialized sources including structure, content and access protocols of relevant databases to produce selected and annotated bibliographies on specific subjects.
You will prepare a broad range of literature guides; and develop resource directories in paper and electronic format.
You will participate in collection development and management to include acquisition, organization, maintenance, preservation, and removal or replacement of materials.

Position: Senior Librarian
Location: International Monetary Fund

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Work for the IMF. Work for the World.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is seeking to recruit an experienced, tech-savvy Senior Librarian who will lead the Library’s technology effort and a team of information professionals. The IMF Library is located in Washington, DC and serves the information and data needs of the IMF and the World Bank Group (WBG). The Library consists of three teams: Operations, Content Development, and Client Services. The Content Development team is responsible for negotiating and licensing resources procured by the Library. The Client Services team is responsible for client interactions, including answering research and reference questions, training, document delivery, interlibrary loan, and physical space management.

The Senior Librarian position is based within the Library Operations team, which oversees the Library’s technology infrastructure and provides technical support to content access, discovery, and delivery.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Section Chief (IMF Library), the Senior Librarian operates as a technical expert and leads a team of information professionals to provide overall IT strategy and direction to enable the delivery of Library services and content to the IMF and WBG staff. This includes facilitating access to data and information services, managing the Integrated Library System (ILS), cataloguing, indexing board documents, metadata services, managing data feed and bibliometric research. Additionally, the Team Leader supervises and appraises the performance of staff assigned to him/her.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Provides strategic leadership in technology issues for the Library service delivery to the IMF and the WBG.
  • Leads the Library Operations Team and oversees the development and support of Library systems including the Alma/Primo ILS, Library Network website, Reftracker query management system, and other applications.
  • Ensures access to licensed content, including a large portfolio of economic and financial databases, scientific/academic literature, news services, and related information sources.
  • Monitors industry trends and adopts new technologies to facilitate the discovery and retrieval of information/data resources subscribed by the Library.
  • Develops policies and standards, sets priorities, and manages work programs for a major team in the IMF Library. Allocates work and provides cross training to effectively cope with temporary absences and peak work volumes.
  • Provides guidance and direction in terms of cataloguing and indexing of the Library acquisition as well as in metadata-related issues to ensure compliance and consistency with the set standards while meeting the business need. Oversees the indexing work of Executive Board documents and Fund publications.
  • Cultivates consensus within the Fund/Bank among Network Libraries and/or other partners with competing needs. Leads complex and long-term projects pertaining to Library technologies across organizational lines.
  • Manages the Library IT budget which includes seeking staff input, preparing and submitting budget requests, monitoring spending and preparing reports for the IT portion of the Bank-Fund Sharing Agreement. Contributes to the overall budget process for the Library, prioritizing individual team requests to best allocate available resources.
  • Collaborates with the Knowledge Management Unit (KMU) and other departments utilizing Library staff’s expertise and support of KM initiatives.
  • Manages Library services contracts which includes managing the RFP process, overseeing vendor’s work, monitoring expenditures, and addressing any performance issues.
  • Oversees the reporting and monitoring of Library key performance indicators.

Department:

CSFDGLO Corporate Services & Facilities Dept General Services Library Operations Section

Hiring For:

A12, A13

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation.

Qualifications:

Master’s Degree, or equivalent, in Library or Information Science, plus a minimum of six years of relevant work experience supervising staff delivering IT, data, cataloging and/or indexing services.

The ideal candidate should:

  • be aware of the latest developments in IT systems (Alma/Primo-Ex Libris, Inc, Open Athens, etc.) and trends as they relate to delivering Library services. Proven track record in leading development and delivery of IT services in a Library context. Knowledge of XML, web technologies, web design principles as well as a major content management system.
  • have experience creating or supervising the development of metadata for various types of materials. Knowledge of MARC formats and RDA desirable.
  • have experience developing and supporting remote access delivery of commercial electronic content services in a variety of environments.
  • have strong analytical, organizational and project management skills.
  • demonstrate interpersonal and supervisory abilities.
  • possess oral and written communication skills especially communicating technical information to Library staff.
  • show proven problem-solving abilities using sound knowledge of Library systems and how they interface/integrate with leading technologies.

Other skills and experience include:

  • Domain knowledge of macroeconomic and financial theories and methods would be an asset.
  • Working knowledge of economic and financial data and experience using statistical packages.

Position: Head of Access Services and Library Technology
Location: Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Law Library

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Law Library at the Howard University School of Law invites applications for a Head of Access Services and Library Technology. As an HBCU, from its inception Howard University has embraced diversity and inclusion for all. We’re seeking someone ready to step into a management role, supervising staff and developing library systems. Someone who enjoys teaching and interacting with amazing students every day, and working on a library team dedicated to success in a law school defined by social justice, would be a great fit for this position.

The Head of Access Services and Library Technology has primary responsibility for providing leadership, innovation, and management in areas of resource sharing, collection maintenance, and library technology initiatives and applications. Because this position oversees multiple areas fundamental to the successful operation of public-facing services in the Law Library, the incumbent coordinates regularly with the Associate Director. Individually, and as a department head, this position manages, plans, implements, administers, and evaluates key technology-based library systems and services to support the research, scholarly, and educational missions and operations of the library and law school (e.g., integration of collaborative collection tools into integrated library systems, collection maintenance). This position represents the law library on university committees and projects and makes recommendations for the allocation, distribution, and implementation of technology resources and initiatives. In order to manage the access services team and functions successfully, knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to the collection and assist patrons in the use of library resources and services is necessary. This position actively monitors multiple library functions and technologies aimed at improving and streamlining access to library services to users. Provides legal research instruction to first year law students and on an ad hoc basis as a guest lecturer in upper-level courses. This position requires the ability to manage expectations, balance competing tasks, troubleshoot, streamline workflows and procedures to maximize efficiency and the effective allocation of resources based on priorities articulated by senior management. This position must ensure an exceptional level of service to Howard Law faculty, students, and staff – as well as the Howard University community more generally.

Requirements

  • Manage circulation services, which includes course reserves, stack maintenance, resource circulation and sharing (e.g., ILL), study rooms, and other student spaces. Recommend and oversee disaster planning for the library. Regularly assess services, collect statistics, and prepare reports for internal and external use. Develop strategies for effective communication about services and procedures with Howard Law community – including opening/closing hours and any unexpected changes. Drafts, communicates, and enforces the department’s policies and procedures.
  • Hires, supervises, schedules, and trains all Access Services staff and part-time student assistants. Trains and supervises staff.
  • Provides leadership and vision for library technology initiatives and applications. Further develops and maintains relationship with Information Technology department. Maintains highest level of knowledge of technology applications and best practices in the higher education and library environments. Helps staff troubleshoot technology as well as provide regular training. Responsible for ensuring Law Library is taking full advantage of online capabilities offered by subscription-based resources (e.g., law library databases, main campus library databases, university subsidized resources).
  • Staffs reference desk, supports faculty research, and teaches in required first year legal research curriculum and guest lectures as needed in response to law faculty requests.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Salary: 122,530 – $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available at USA Jobs

Summary

This position is located in the Library Branch, Research and Reference Services Division, National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD) of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). This position reports to the Director of the Division of Research and Reference Services. This position is duty stationed in Bowie, Maryland.

Responsibilities

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a federally chartered, nonpartisan institution that was created by the US Congress to serve as America’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and an educational institution dedicated to the history and lessons of the Holocaust. The Museum seeks to educate Americans from all 50 states and all walks of life as well as international audiences. The Museum has three areas of expertise: Holocaust remembrance, Holocaust scholarship and education, and genocide prevention.

In carrying out its important memorial and educational mission, the Museum is guided by its institutional values for our workplace: Honor the memory of the victims; carry out our work with dignity, humility, integrity and respect for others; and strive for excellence through teamwork, rigor, and a culture of continuous learning. Consistent respect for others is the foundation for trust, collegiality and inclusion.

Duties include:

The incumbent serves as the Chief, Library Branch. The incumbent serves in an advisory and liaison capacity to NIHD and Museum staff and management.

The incumbent oversees the daily operations of the Library Branch and helps ensure that the Museum’s policies are implemented for the growth and refinement, maintenance, use, and protection of the Library’s collections.

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct and implement national Library programs and services to resolve highly complex reference and information research; to develop new and innovative approaches to policies, programs, and methods in solving various problems which are inherent to expanding and improving library services to meet the information needs of the USHMM library system research and development customer base.

Serves as the Chief of the Library Branch, with primary responsibility for managing a national research library for the Holocaust.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Research Analyst
Location: O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description
It’s more than what you do: it’s how you do it. That’s why O’Melveny is counsel of choice to an ever-expanding list of market leaders. Opportunity at O’Melveny means working alongside diverse, dynamic, and team-oriented colleagues on evolving issues and opportunities for prominent clients around the world. It’s a place to build a rewarding career by tackling new challenges; being appreciated, included, and supported; and creating lasting connections.

With approximately 750 lawyers on three continents, more than 40 practice and industry service areas, and strong cultural ties to all our locations, O’Melveny is a global law firm with a local feel. At our core, you’ll find a dedication to excellence, a drive to lead and innovate, and a deep sense of civic responsibility.

So, tell us. What do you want to achieve? Visit us at http://www.omm.com or learn more in our firm at-a-glance, year-end highlights, and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

O’Melveny is actively seeking for a Senior Research Analyst to support our Washington, DC office. This position can be based out of any one of our US offices.

The primary function of this position is to provide research support for attorneys, paralegals and members of support departments, both in support of our clients and firm administrative functions. This includes locating information and documents from publicly available sources, internal information sources and subscription services at the request of attorneys or staff. Under the direction of the Research Manager, this position will be responsible for handling requests from the local office as well as requests that are submitted to the virtual research system from other offices. The position will handle standard research requests, including ready reference requests, monitoring and providing information alerts to attorneys and staff, expert witness research, docket and case research and analytics research. In addition, this position will be responsible for handling local technical services functions, such as processing invoices, receiving new items and library maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Research Manager, the following functions will be performed:
Perform ready reference research at the request of attorneys or staff
Using various electronic or print resources, respond to research requests from DC attorneys and staff as well as requests submitted from all other offices to the virtual research system.
Monitor various legal, industry, client or subject topics to provide attorneys and staff with current developments, and activities.
Provide alerts on various legal, industry, client or subject topics to patrons.
Assist Electronic Resources staff with password and access management for electronic resources.
Work with the Electronic Resources staff and other librarians to test and evaluate new electronic products
Work with attorneys and staff to train them on electronic resources and to support them in the user of electronic resources
Work with the Electronic Resources staff and other librarians in developing training or marketing material for Library resources
This position may be responsible for handling some local library administrative issues.
Provide interlibrary loan support for the office

Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Masters Degree in Library Science or related degree is required.
Four years research experience in a legal environment is preferred.
Experience with standard legal resources, such as Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, WK Cheetah, Pacer and other related subscription services.
Demonstrated experience with databases, software applications and integrated library systems.
Ability to work under time constraints and in a high-pressure environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to accuracy and detail.
Keen interest in technology and innovation.
Strong organization skills, adept at multi-tasking and prioritization.
Service-oriented, team player, with initiative and problem-solving abilities.
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. For more information, or to be considered for this position, please apply online at http://www.omm.com. Response will be given to candidates who closely meet our qualifications. EOE M/F/D/V. No phone inquiries, please

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Acquisitions Specialist
Location: Salisbury University Libraries
Salary: $40,487

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities: The Acquisitions Specialist is responsible for all aspects of the acquisition of books (including e-books), audiovisual materials, and similar information resources. This includes all aspects of ordering from creating order records in the consortial catalog and contacting vendors to receiving the resources and preparing them to go to the cataloging or serials departments. It also includes tracking and solving problems with orders as well as making sure purchases are charged to the right budgets and invoices are approved and forwarded to the appropriate units.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in any area. At least one year of library materials management experience, or business office experience handling invoices/billing. Ability to use Microsoft Office, particularly Excel; familiarity with an Integrated Library System such as Aleph. Attention to detail; ability to learn to use new technologies, integrated library systems, and processes; ability to work independently; excellent communication skills; knowledge of basic library operations and business procedures; flexibility. Excellent interpersonal, customer service, administrative, oral and written communication skills; ability to plan, organize, prioritize, multi-task, be flexible and possess the ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, demonstrate initiative, project a professional image, and work independently or as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications: More than one year of work experience.

Salary Range: This is a full-time, non-exempt, State position with a full benefits package. Starting hourly rate is $19.41, which is approximately $40,487.00 annually. After successful completion of a 6-month probationary period, there is a 2.5% pay increase for new hires or internal promotions.

Application Process: Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website Salisbury University Online Employment to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Closing Date: Applications received by October 7, 2021 will be given full consideration

Position: Branch Manager, Miller Branch
Location: Howard County Library System
Salary: $71,173 – $124,803

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Working under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer – Public Services, you are the dynamic leader of a team of extraordinary people who are the heart and soul of the Miller Branch. You guide them as they get to know our diverse community, provide an extraordinary customer experience, and make the magic happen behind the scenes. You are welcoming and create a sense of belonging and fun. You earn trust by supporting and developing your staff to be the best they can be. You create and maintain an environment of inclusion, diversity, and respect for your staff. Whether working directly with customers or behind the scenes, our remarkable team is committed to education that aids in the dismantling of unjust systems and creating a more equitable and just society for all people. As such, we work to ensure that this mission achieves our racial and social equity goals in all that we do. You value collaboration on all levels. You lead the creation, implementation, evaluation and overall execution of all Branch functions, performance/service plan to promote public education. You motivate staff to achieve HCLS’ seven internal pillars (Authentic Values, Strategic Vocabulary, Everyone a Leader, Winning Teamwork, Community Partnerships, The Power of Us, and Fiercely Loyal Customers). You develop and teach classes. You have a thorough understanding of, and ability to perform all Branch functions, filling in as needed. You oversee and participate in the Branch’s role in A+ Partners in Education.

Requirements: Master’s degree (or Bachelor’s degree and equivalent work experience); Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience managing a diverse staff; Minimum four years professional experience in a public library, bookstore or customer service setting; Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment and diplomacy; Demonstrated ability to motivate people, and to lead committees, and small and large groups; Team building talent; Tech savvy – proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and social media; Current valid driver’s license; May be required to participate in LATI (Library Associate Training Institute).

Salary range: $71,173- $124,803 annually; Grade 15; Full-time; 37.5 hours per week; Monday – Saturday, days, evenings & weekends; outside hours required as emergencies occur; and a generous benefits package including 15 paid holidays and your birthday off.

Application Process: Apply from the Employment page, Howard County Library System.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Position: Customer Service Supervisor, Miller Branch
Location: Howard County Library System
Salary: $42,534 – $74,584

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: You lead a team of extraordinary people who are the heart of the Miller Branch. You guide them as they get to know our diverse community, provide extraordinary service, and make the magic happen behind the scenes. You are welcoming and create a sense of belonging and fun. You earn trust by supporting and developing your staff to be the best they can be. You create and maintain an environment of inclusion, diversity, and respect for your staff. Whether working directly with customers or behind the scenes, our remarkable team is committed to education that aids in the dismantling of unjust systems and creating a more equitable and just society for all people. As such, we work to ensure that this mission achieves our racial and social equity goals in all that we do. You look after the supply chain for library materials moving into and out of branch.

Effectively live the Seven Pillars of HCLS’ strategic plan (Authentic Values, Strategic Vocabulary, Everyone a Leader, Winning Teamwork, Community Partnerships, The Power of Us, and Fiercely Loyal Customers), motivating others to do so as well. Advance HCLS’ educational mission, effectively communicating our curriculum, which comprises Three Pillars (Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, Instructive & Enlightening Experiences)

Requirements: Four year college degree; Five years supervisory experience; Four years experience working with the public; Outstanding management and leadership skills; People skills – ability to work effectively with staff and customers of various races and ethnicities and enjoy it; Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve problems, to develop new processes and procedures in response to changing customer expectations and system-wide goals; Displays diplomacy and political acumen in all situations; Demonstrated ability to motivate people, lead committees and large groups; Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing; Tech savvy – ability to use programs/processes such as the Internet, office applications, as well as other library related programs; Superior writing and public speaking ability; Knowledge of the community and current events; Current valid driver’s license;

Salary: Grade 8; Salary $ 42,534- $74,584 yearly plus a generous benefits package including 14 paid holidays and your birthday off. Full-time; 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Saturday, including two nights per week, alternating Fridays and Saturdays, and a maximum of two Sundays out of four; evenings and weekends required for HCLS signature events.

Application Process: Apply from the Employment page on the Howard County Library System website.
Please include a cover letter with application

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Position: Director of the Library
Location: St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting applications for the position of Director of the Library. The Director provides strategic vision and leadership for the Library in support of the College’s public liberal arts mission. The College seeks an enthusiastic and innovative leader with a deep commitment to the liberal arts and undergraduate education and a desire to actively participate in a supportive campus community. The successful candidate will have a record of academic and professional achievement that warrants tenure at a senior academic rank.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and vision for the Library;
  • Lead 5 FTE librarians and 4 FTE staff and foster an organizational culture of collegiality;
  • Promote information literacy throughout the undergraduate curriculum;
  • Advocate on behalf of the Library;
  • Provide direction for improving services and operations;
  • Take an active role in faculty governance and other campus-wide service opportunities;
  • Represent the College as a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium and other resource sharing groups.

About the Library:

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Library provides an inviting environment, dedicated librarians and staff, and excellent collections that promote learning and scholarship. Focused on teaching and learning, the Library is committed to providing high-quality instruction and research assistance to all students, faculty, and staff. The Library houses a physical collection of over 125,000 items that support the curriculum of the College, and provides access to over 100 research databases and over 425,000 e-books and e-journals. The Archives hold unique materials documenting the history of the school and Southern Maryland. The College community has access to millions of additional books through the Library’s membership in the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium.

About St. Mary’s College of Maryland:

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary’s City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland’s public honors college. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement of how the applicant’s employment at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity. Applications must be submitted online at apply.interfolio.com/93970. Questions may be directed to Katherine Ryner at khryner@smcm.edu.

Review of applications will begin in November and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Visit our website: www.smcm.edu/hr

Required Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. or equivalent Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program;
  • Experience in leadership in academic libraries;
  • A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience advocating for libraries in an academic setting;
  • Experience building effective working relationships, fostering a collegial working environment, and building consensus;
  • Evidence of scholarly and/or professional achievement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in strategic planning;
  • Experience with library facilities management;
  • Experience promoting professional development and growth opportunities for employees.
  • Any combination of acceptable education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position may be considered. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Chief Archivist
Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Salary: $144,128 – $172,500

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our Library Collections Department. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional managerial and supervisory position is responsible for the general operation and management of the FCPL’s system-wide collection development, including the selection and acquisition of physical and digital library materials. Direct supervision is given to Materials Management and Technical Services staff. Supervision is received from the Associate Director for Support Services.

Summary

The position is located in the Archival Affairs Branch in the Archival and Curatorial Affairs Division of the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD) of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), with a duty location at the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation, and Research Center in Bowie, MD.

Responsibilities

Duties include:

The primary role of the Chief Archivist is to provide comprehensive archival, cataloging and strategic direction for the branch and the Museum, with an emphasis on description and the orchestration of archival processing and cataloging of incoming collections and accretions, and coordination with other staff to ensure and expand physical and digital access to the Museum’s Collection of Record. Additionally, the Chief Archivist serves as a leader in the international field of Holocaust-related archives and archival access, representing the Museum in coordination with the Archival and Curatorial Affairs Division Director and the NIHD Office Head in various national and international organizations, such as EHRI, the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure.

Ensures intellectual control over collections’ descriptive data through oversight of archival processing and cataloging as well as development and exchange of metadata attached to collections records to other branches in NIHD, including for inclusion in the Digital Asset Management System.

Provides management and policy oversight of the institutional archivist responsible for the retention and disposal of institutional electronic and hard-copy records according to federal guidelines.

Leads the development and implementation of Office-wide practices and policies designed in collaboration with the Archival and Curatorial Affairs Director and Chief Curator, as well as staff from other NIHD divisions and branches to enhance accessibility of Museum collections by researchers and other patrons.

Oversees and reviews answers to archival reference inquiries, in coordination with the Research and Reference Services Division, for other USHMM staff and the public on Museum collections, institutional records, and materials at other institutions.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Serials & Government Documents Librarian
Location: University of Baltimore Law Library

The University of Baltimore Law Library invites applications for a Serials & Government Documents Librarian to work in our Library. The Serials & Government Documents Librarian is a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented leader who reports to the Library Director. This position 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 Serials & Government Documents Librarian will also participate in the staffing rotation for the reference desk, support of faculty scholarship and instruction, and in teaching activities. The Serials & Government Documents Librarian will supervise a FTE Library Specialist.

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate all aspects of the Law Library government documents collection, Federal and State.
  • Plan, coordinate, and manage all aspects of the Law Library’s serials and bindery operations.
  • Supervise one FTE Library Specialist. This includes setting goals and objectives, prioritizing assignments and tasks, training and evaluating serials personnel.
  • Coordinate cataloging processes for serials and electronic resources, enhance access to serials via the library’s OPAC, and address public service needs.
  • Provides expert research support and assistance for law faculty and law students.
  • Under the direction of the Deputy Director, teaches legal research as a guest lecturer in upper-level courses.
  • Prepare Library Guides and complete other special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited institution.
Experience: One year of experience in a professional library position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school
Experience: One year of experience in an academic law library.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Federal Depository Library Program and Government Printing Office rules and procedures,
General knowledge of traditional and emerging practices for describing and organizing information resources.
Experience and proficiency with one or more technologies or tools used to create, seek, use, or manage information.
Strong service orientation and communication skills. 
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. 
Ability to teach bibliographic skills and to provide reference services to library patrons. 
Ability to learn and operate a variety of common computing and productivity applications (e.g., email, word processing, databases and spreadsheets, content management, web browsers) and specialized library systems and software applications.

For more information and also to apply:
http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1628

Position: Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $50,000 – $70,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Title: Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian with demonstrated strength in one or more of these areas: Psychology, Latin American Studies, Philosophy, Spanish, and/or English

Category: Librarian (Open Rank)

Department: Research, Teaching & Learning

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and appropriate ranking for faculty.

Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

Nature of Work:

The HSSL Librarian is a member of the HSSL unit and reports to the Director of Research, Teaching & Learning. The incumbent serves as Humanities/Social Sciences subject librarian, with responsibilities in: Collections and Content, Reference and Research Consulting, Teaching, Learning and Literacies, Outreach and Engagement, and Scholarly Communications and Research Data Services. Exact liaison responsibilities will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications. Additionally, the HSSL Librarian will develop programs benefiting their communities to expand the Libraries’ research-related programs and services. Programming may focus on issues relevant to Humanities and/or Social Sciences in the following categories: information literacy, scholarly communication, digital humanities, GIS, etc. Along with other subject librarians, the incumbent is in a key position to help the University of Maryland Libraries define a role for subject librarians that will allow the Libraries to be more closely integrated into the entire educational and research process at the University of Maryland. The Humanities / Social Sciences Librarian will help envision and shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships.

The HSSL Librarian is an active member of the Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) department of the Research and Academic Services (RAS) division, contributing to departmental and divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with colleagues and other units in the Libraries. The HSSL Librarian participates in developing and maintaining a departmental culture that is inclusive, equitable, diverse, customer-centered, and responsive to changes happening in academic libraries and higher education.

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/85423. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until August 15, 2021.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent professional degree with relevant library experience at the time of appointment.
  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship.
  • Demonstrated experience with reference, instruction and collection development in humanities or social sciences.
  • Demonstrated experience with or demonstrated aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
  • Subject background in assigned disciplines demonstrated through academic degrees, course work, or substantive experience.
  • The exact liaison responsibilities will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications in one or more of the following areas: Psychology, Latin American Studies, Philosophy, Spanish, and/or English.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with SpringShare and other online educational tools to produce online educational materials
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain web pages, calendars, and other productivity tools.
  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in academic libraries.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to produce published scholarship.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, build and maintain relationships with campus partners and library staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a just, equitable, and inclusive workplace evidenced through work experience, education, professional development, professional service and/or scholarship. Strong commitment to the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

For the full position description with preferred and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position: Librarian II ~ eResources & Discovery Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Survey: $63,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), an Honors University in Baltimore, Maryland, invites applications for the eResources and Discovery Librarian position. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position at the rank of Librarian II. This position reports to the Associate Director for Technical Services and oversees the Serials Unit within the Technical Services Division. The successful candidate will have the knowledge and experience to support the Library’s serials and electronic resources collection throughout the entire lifecycle of those eResources. The eResources and Discovery Librarian will work closely with colleagues in the Library, on Campus, and within the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) library consortium.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to and working collaboratively with the Associate Director for Technical Services, oversees the daily operations of the Serials Unit within Technical Services.
  • Oversees workflows related to managing the life cycle of the Library’s electronic resources, including but not limited to knowledge and experience working with vendors; understanding various platforms in order to effectively manage access and resolve issues; and collecting and analyzing usage data.
  • Manages and maintains the Library’s discovery tool (EBSCO Discovery Service) including monitoring trends and best practices and developing efficient workflows to support eresources discoverability.
  • Oversees the work related to the database maintenance of the Library’s print serials and microfilm collections.
  • Establishes access to new electronic resources, monitors platform changes, and works to investigate, resolve and communicate access issues in a timely manner.
  • Assists with developing collection development assessment strategies related to electronic resources.
  • Participates in library, campus, consortium, and regional/national communities and organizations as appropriate.
  • Supervises 3 staff (2 directly and 1 indirectly) in serials.

Requirements

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Minimum 3 years post MLS experience working with electronic resources.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and maintaining discovery services systems.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of best practices for managing electronic resources.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resource industry standards, best practices, and protocols such as SUSHI, and COUNTER.
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic resource management (ERM) systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of managing and maintaining print serials and microfilm collections.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of open URL link resolvers, preferably SFX.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment.
  • Experience supervising staff and student assistants.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and document procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Ex Libris products.
  • Experience with EBSCO Discovery Services
  • Experience working with a print serials collection.

Project 20/20 – June Events and Closing Speaker

Virtual Scattergories Game Night – Friday, June 18 at 6:00 PM ET

Don’t call it a comeback! We had so much fun playing Skribblio that we’re bringing it back this month. Looking for a chance to flex your best stick figure and other pandemic-developed art skills? Join us for an evening of the Pictionary-style drawing game Skribblio. Whether you consider yourself an MS Paint Van Gogh, or you’re more of a Frida Kahlo, all are welcome! Game access information will be shared during the Zoom call.

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Build Your Pipeline: Paraprofessionals and Professional Development 
with Adi Flory, Liz Graham, and Dawn Smith

Thursday, June 24 at 3:00 PM ET – Countless programs have been devoted to the rapidly evolving pressures facing libraries and efforts to navigate these challenges successfully (e.g., shrinking budgets, continuing appointment, change and crisis management). Less time has been committed to thinking about and discussing the role of paraprofessionals. If they receive professional development support: is it enough? Why aren’t more paraprofessionals earning library science degrees? Are there untapped opportunities to diversify the profession through more intentional recruitment of paraprofessionals? Join our knowledgeable panel of speakers as they discuss their experiences both working as and leading paraprofessionals in law libraries.

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Project 20/20 Welcomes Ashley C. Ford
In Conversation with Kristina J. Alayan

ACF 1(Heather Sten)

Wednesday, June 30 at 2:00 PM ET – Please join us for a conversation with Ashley C. Ford as our closing speaker for the Project 20/20 Series: From Transition to Transformation. A respected voice on topics ranging from popular culture and race to imposter syndrome and healthy boundaries, Ashley C. Ford uses personal experiences to impart lessons about navigating upheaval through the transformative power of imagination, and living an unapologetically bold, joy-ful, and authentic life. She has interviewed movers and shakers from Serena Williams and Missy Elliot to Kamala Harris and Stacey Abrams. Anyone who follows her on social media knows she is the quintessential Renaissance woman sharing insight on everything from writing and personal finance to art and social justice.

Ashley C. Ford is a writer, host, and educator who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband, poet and fiction writer Kelly Stacy, and their chocolate lab Astro Renegade Ford-Stacy. Her memoir, Somebody’s Daughter, was published by Flatiron Books on June 1, 2021. Ford’s work is prolific. She is the former host of The Chronicles of Now podcast and co-host of The HBO companion podcast Lovecraft Country Radio. She was also the host of the first season of Audible’s literary interview series, Authorized. She has been named among Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Media (2017), Brooklyn Magazine’s Brooklyn 100 (2016), Time Out New York’s New Yorkers of The Year (2017), and Variety’s New Power of New York (2019). Last year, she joined TIME as TIME100 Talks, a “weekly series that convenes extraordinary leaders from every field to spotlight solutions and encourage action toward a better world.”

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One Position: Maryland

Position: Library Social Worker
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $63,725 to $75,000 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities:
The Pratt Library is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for a new Library Social Worker.

The Library Social Worker is responsible for planning, overseeing and executing the Social Worker in the Library program, which places graduate and bachelor degree candidate students from schools of social work at Pratt Library Branches. This position will also deliver direct client services to library customers, build partnerships with social service organizations and oversee system-wide social service initiatives.
The position is responsible for tracking and reporting on all library social service efforts.

If you feel that this rewarding and exciting opportunity is what you have been looking for, please apply!

Requirements:
Master’s Degree. Minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated experience performing similar job duties, including managing programs or projects and partnering with city and community agencies. Experience providing weekly field instruction and supervision for graduate student interns a plus.

Application Process: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/prattlibrary/jobs/3076352/librarysocial-worker?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Legal Reference Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 to $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Public Services Division, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.

The position description number for this position is 011004.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responds to United States, foreign, comparative, and international legal and legislative reference inquiries from Members of Congress, congressional committees, the White House, federal courts, Government agencies, libraries, the bar, and the general public. Inquiries may be received by telephone, in person, in writing, and by electronic means. Locates information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished legal and legislative information sources and electronic databases. Conducts legal and legislative research, and produces written responses to United States federal and state, foreign, comparative, and international legal and legislative reference inquiries requiring tailored responses. Prepares reports, bibliographies, letters, memoranda, finding aids, informational brochures, research guides and other written products. Gathers information from a wide variety of sources, both automated and in print or other media. Facilitates services to readers, analyzes information, and disseminates it in answer to requests. Advises researchers on research methodologies.

Uses knowledge of legal and legislative information sources in other Library of Congress service units, and law libraries and research institutions outside of the Library of Congress. As assigned, compiles information packages for clientele.

Analyzes and organizes specialized information, and evaluates and prioritizes work. Assesses new or unusual circumstances and develops variations in approach, and/or solutions for incomplete or conflicting information. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends in the law. Analyzes, evaluates, organizes, compiles, and disseminates legal and legislative information and materials in various media.

Directs users to the proper specialists, resources, or services within the Law Library and other areas of the Library of Congress. Clarifies vague requests for legal and legislative information through the use of proper and/or specialized bibliographic and research tools. Meets with clients to analyze and clarify questions and requirements. May assist clients with specialized collections, using knowledge of these collections and the clients who require them. May develop an expertise in a field of law or legal and/or legislative research methodology.

Surveys and evaluates print and electronic collections to identify currency issues. Identifies, recommends and resolves collection processing issues relating to assigned areas/ subjects / jurisdictions of the Reading Room collections. Recommends alternative titles to and the removal of titles from assigned portions of the Law Library reference collections. Searches acquisitions lists for new titles and other materials in various formats for the Reading Room’s collection as requested.

Provides online and in-person instruction to Law Library users and staff on the content, nature, and use of Law Library print and electronic resources, as well as legal research methodologies. Assists in the development of instructional offerings that educate users on legal research sources and strategies. Delivers orientations to groups and individuals on Law Library operations and services, and conducts briefings on the U.S. legal system, and functions and inter-relationships of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government under the U.S. constitutional scheme. These orientations and briefings may be delivered to Members of Congress; their staffs; U.S. federal and state jurists and attorneys; legal scholars; representatives of U.S. federal and state, foreign, and international governments; dignitaries; and students.

Reviews collections on a continual basis and exercises care to ensure collection material is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage. Reviews a variety of foreign and domestic sources for information about available materials. Contributes to digital collection development and management projects, such as web archiving and/or compiling and organizing web-sites based on current public policy issues. Determines permissibility of copying materials based on the preservation needs of the material.

Maintains liaison or communicates with individuals both within and outside the organization Professional contacts are with library patrons, supervisors, library staff, other national libraries, library and information networks, information centers, experts in government agencies, associations, the private sector, and/or research groups. Motivates and influences clientele to fully utilize programs and services. Meets with researcher, analyzes questions and requirements; suggests search strategies; and evaluates resources from the general, special and/or reference collections regardless of format.

Travel Required – Not required

Congratulations to Liz Graham!

LLAM’s very own Liz Graham is a 2021 recipient of AALL’s Emerging Leader Award! The Emerging Leader Award recognizes newer members who have already made significant contributions to the Association and/or to the profession and have demonstrated the potential for leadership and continuing service.

In addition to her contributions to the profession and AALL, Liz has been a fantatsic LLAM contributor, including coordination of the popular Project 20/20: From Transition to Transformation online programming series as well as the 2019 Legal Research Institute. Liz is LLAM’s incoming President for the 2021-2022 year. We are excited to see what the new year has in store for us and lucky to have Liz’s leadership.

Congratulations, Liz!

AALL Spectrum Profiles C.J. Pipins

The May/June 2021 issue of AALL Spectrum features a leader profile of LLAM’s own C.J. Pipins, Associate Director for Public Services at the University of Baltimore Law Library. Through this profile, “Capitalizing on Good Luck,” C.J. describes his professional journey, from law student to reference librarian to associate director. He also shares his reflections on COVID-related challenges and career advice.

Check out the profile!

LLAM Election Results

Congratulations to our newly-elected 2021-2022 Executive Board members!

Rachel Englander – Vice-President/President-Elect

Tanya Thomas – Treasurer

Jenna Wolf – Board Member

Project 20/20 – May Schedule

Game Night: Skribblio Strikes Back – Friday, May 14 at 6:00 PM ET

Don’t call it a comeback! We had so much fun playing Skribblio that we’re bringing it back this month. Looking for a chance to flex your best stick figure and other pandemic-developed art skills? Join us for an evening of the Pictionary-style drawing game Skribblio. Whether you consider yourself an MS Paint Van Gogh, or you’re more of a Frida Kahlo, all are welcome! Game access information will be shared during the Zoom call.

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Drug Development and its Discontents: A Crash Course in Policy and Research – Part II with Lynn McClelland

Thursday May 20 at 3:00 PM ET – For anyone who is interested in learning more about navigating these issues from a legal research perspective, you won’t want to miss the second half of this program. The first session covered challenges facing drug development policy and the approval process. The second session will focus on the different ways the FDA incentivizes drug development. The material is drawn directly from a for-credit course taught at UCLA that provides an overview of drug development, the approval process (standard and fast track), along with other aspects of pharmaceutical innovation.

Lynn McClelland will be generously sharing her syllabus and will answer questions for anyone interested in learning more about this topic. She is a former pharma lab rat and currently is a Reference Librarian at UCLA where she has taught everything from Health Law & Policy Research to Nonprofit Law Drafting. She has collaborated with both legal and medical scholars and practitioners at the local, national, and international levels.

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Resume Workshop: The Sequel featuring Holly Riccio

Monday, May 24 at 3:30 PM ET – Are you up for promotion? Do you include a CV with your annual review? Contemplating a transition into a new position, new department, or new sector? Have you forgotten to dust off your resume since you applied for your current job? If you replied yes to one or more of these questions, come join us! This month’s resume workshop will build on the best practices established in last month’s workshop. We’ll include an interactive review of representative resumes to discuss and evaluate. Any attendees who would like to have their resumes reviewed are welcome to share with the group or schedule a separate 1:1 coaching session.

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Internship Stipend

LLAM is offering one $500 stipend to a student or recent graduate working in an unpaid internship or volunteer position during Summer 2021.  The stipend recipient does not need to be a LLAM member.

All applications must be received no later than Friday, June 11, 2021.

Selection Criteria:

  • Current Library School Student or Recent Graduate (within 2 years)
  • LLAM membership NOT required
  • Currently interning/volunteering with a law library or similar organization
  • Lack of financial assistance and/or financial need (e.g., unpaid internship, volunteer, limited stipend, etc.)
  • Priority will be given to applicants who are interning for/volunteering with Maryland organizations

Registration Grants – 2021 AALL Annual Meeting and Conference

LLAM is offering 2 registration grants for LLAM members to attend the 2021 AALL Virtual Meeting and Conference, July 19th – 23rd.

We are also offering 1 grant for a student registration. The student grant recipient does not need to be a member of LLAM.

The grants will each cover the cost of registration for the AALL Virtual Meeting.

For more information, review this application for the Grants. The application deadline is Friday, May 28, 2021.

Project 20/20 – April Schedule

Resume Workshop – Tuesday, April 20 at 12:00 PM ET

Are you up for promotion? Do you include a CV with your annual review? Contemplating a transition into a new position, new department, or new sector? Have you forgotten to dust off your resume since you applied for your current job? If you replied yes to one or more of these questions, come join us! The resume workshop will begin with a brief presentation on best practices followed by an interactive review of representative resumes to discuss and evaluate. Any attendees who would like to have their resumes reviewed are welcome to share with the group or schedule a separate 1:1 coaching session.

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Drug Development and its Discontents: A Crash Course in Policy and Research with Lynn McClelland

Tuesday, March 16 at 12:00 PM ET – For anyone who is interested in learning more about navigating these issues from a legal research perspective, you won’t want to miss this program. The session will integrate highlights drawn directly from a for-credit course taught at UCLA that provides an overview of drug development, the approval process (standard and fast track), along with other aspects of pharmaceutical innovation.

Lynn McClelland will be generously sharing her syllabus and will answer questions for anyone interested in learning more about this topic. She is a former pharma lab rat and currently is a Reference Librarian at UCLA where she has taught everything from Health Law & Policy Research to Nonprofit Law Drafting. She has collaborated with both legal and medical scholars and practitioners at the local, national, and international levels.

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Skribblio Game Night – Friday, April 23 at 6:00 PM ET

Get ready for an evening of verbal shenanigans! You know that feeling when you’re trying to describe someone or something and you can’t find the right words? (“That SNL comedian who plays an overeager Target cashier?” or “That movie with the love fern?” or “She shared the stage with a dancing shark?”) For those of you on TikTok, it’s similar to the “tell me you’re a [blank] without telling me you’re a [blank]” trend. As you describe your assigned word, other players submit guesses. The faster the answer is guessed, the more points you (and the correct guesser) earn. The more the merrier, so feel free to share the registration link – family and friends are welcome.

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