Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Inspection Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Prestigious Federal Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking a qualified Librarian to perform quality control review on a variety of Law materials and collections at a prestigious federal library in Washington, DC. The Librarian will provide assistance to conduct a quality review of completed work in areas of processing collection receipts, collection maintenance, looseleaf filing, physical inventory, and binding preparation of law materials. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) position, benefited. The work must be performed on-site.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school is required
  • 2+ years of work experience in a library (Law preferred)
  • Experience in reviewing completed work for quality control
  • Knowledge of online catalogs, MARC records, and basic cataloging procedures for legal monographs and serials
  • Working knowledge of processing materials in various languages preferred
  • Strong attention to and ability to work with great detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and exceed fixed production quotas

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3cJboNi

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Reference and Reader Services Section)
Location: Reference and Reader Services Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Reference and Reader Services Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 199007.
The salary range reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
Fixed schedule from 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday, with occasional Saturdays, generally once per month, in the Manuscript Reading Room.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; observes workers’ performance; and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII). Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness and adheres to nondiscriminatory employment practices.

Plans, establishes, and directs a library reference program. Serves as head of and manages all aspects of service in the Manuscript Reading Room. Develops and implements policies and procedures governing public use of the division’s rare, valuable, fragile, and unique collections. Policies address the provision of reference service both in person and remotely via the Internet, telephone, fax, and postal mail. Assigns and directs reference work and ensures a high quality of service is provided to members of Congress, other libraries, professional organizations and institutions, scholars and members of the public. Acquires and provides inventory control of reference materials for the research use of division staff and public users. Manages the division’s interlibrary loan program and coordinates circulation policies. Works with the division’s chief and classified documents officer in developing and implementing policies and procedures for researcher use of government classified materials. In pursuing these duties must qualify for top security clearance. Plans, directs, and supervises security measures for the reading room. Develops and administers policies and procedures for access to restricted material and the prevention of theft and mutilation. Oversees contract security officer assigned in the reading room.

Serves on the division’s administrative team, ensuring coordination between the reference section and other units. Works closely with the chief on administration and establishment of long-range goals and objectives for the division. Recommends actions affecting budgets, staff, and space. Works closely with division managers and automation and processing staff to define requirements for automation support, including the creation and maintenance of the division’s presence on the Internet, via the division’s home page, the Library of Congress Online Catalog, online publications, finding aids, and other reference guides. Achieves scholarly knowledge of the division’s collections that includes an expert understanding of the major manuscript finding aids, registers, and other descriptive archival tools, an in-depth familiarity with the library’s holdings, and an extensive familiarity with the holdings in other institutions and collections.

Performs a broad range of technical information activities that require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require solving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Analyzes and responds to broad and complex researcher questions, requirements, and priorities related to historical and archival matters and suggests the most appropriate research strategies to implement. Directs researchers to the proper resource, service, specialist, or reading room. Conducts research and analysis on historical and archival topics in field of expertise, providing authoritative and definitive results. Defines and provides a framework for research activities, priorities, programs, and resources for the Reference and Reader Services Section of the Manuscript Division. Plans or participates in public programs, tours, and symposiums. Establishes, and maintains professional relationships with archivists, librarians, historians, documentary editors, and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Prepares articles for publication and presents papers at conferences.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Law Librarian II – Research and Instructional Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Salary: $58,424

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Essential Functions:

This position provides customized, multi-disciplinary reference and research services to the Library’s diverse patron community using a variety of communication methods. Designs and produces educational activities and materials for the Library’s patron community. Participates in the execution of collection development projects. Provides reference services as a sole librarian each Saturday.

Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science

Experience: One (1) year of professional experience in a library setting.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of library services, the legal system, and Maryland and federal government entities.
  • Ability to exhibit professional competencies for user services and law librarianship as described by the RUSA Task Force on Professional Competencies and the American Association of Law Libraries.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for training, teaching, and instruction design for individuals and groups, and the evaluation and measurement of training effects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to write, edit, and proofread content.
  • Knowledge of library and law-related catalogs, databases, and electronic information resources.
  • Ability to analyze complex legal research queries using a variety of resources, both print and digital.
  • Ability to assist a highly diverse population with their legal information needs via telephone, email or other written correspondence, and in-person dialogue.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to follow and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Ability to identify issues with library equipment and fix them or initiate servicing requests.

The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law. Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

The full announcement and application link can be found on the Judiciary Career Center (Job ID 6752).

Position: Associate Director of Informationist Services
Location: Johns Hopkins University/Welch Medical Library
Salary: $71,445 – $98,205 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
General Summary/Purpose:
Johns Hopkins University & Medicine is a world leader in advancing biomedical research, specifically in translational and data sciences, and precision medicine initiatives. With its top-ranked health sciences schools, affiliated hospitals, and health system, Johns Hopkins is setting the standard for excellence in education, clinical care, and global engagement to improve human health, and we are committed to creating a working and learning environment that embraces and supports diversity, inclusion, and health equity.

The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire an Associate Director of Informationist Services. This position is a member of the Library’s senior management team and is responsible for conceiving, planning, directing, and evaluating information services to faculty, staff, fellows, residents, and students in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System. Working in a complex, fast-paced, and distributed information delivery environment the successful applicant will collaborate with other senior managers in the overall development of information services. The goal of the department is to define and grow our deeply embedded library services while developing innovative information solutions to emerging opportunities to serve the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI). The information services of the department focus particularly on identifying and meeting needs for health information resources through performing needs assessments, identifying and addressing barriers to access, and the creation of strategic information partnerships between the librarians and staff of the Welch Medical Library and our large user community. This individual will lead the library’s Informationist team at the forefront of revitalizing the way information experts engage with the Johns Hopkins’ academic community and at a time when we are reshaping the way we work to meet the demands of a world changed by COVID-19. As a member of the Library’s senior management team, the Associate Director shares responsibility for determining the future course of the Welch Library, including both strategic and operational planning. This position reports to the Director of the Library.

For a full description of this position please visit https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Associate-Director-Informationist-Services-MD-21205/725404500/

Benefits include medical, dental, prescription drug plans, paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, and tuition remission. JHU provides a smoke-free and drug-free workplace. EOE/AAE/M/F/D

Requirements
MLS degree in library from an ALA-accredited library school, or library and information science degree.
5 years professional and progressively responsible management library experience.

Position: Informationist III (Librarian III)
Location: Johns Hopkins University/Welch Medical Library
Salary: $59,280 – $81,435 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
General summary/purpose:

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine is a world leader in advancing biomedical research, specifically in translational and data sciences, and precision medicine initiatives. With its top-ranked health sciences schools, affiliated hospitals, and health system, Johns Hopkins is setting the standard for excellence in education, clinical care, and global engagement to improve human health, and we are committed to creating a working and learning environment that embraces and supports diversity, inclusion, and health equity. The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire an informationist to continue to provide and grow our deeply embedded library services while developing innovative information solutions to emerging opportunities to serve the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. This informationist will work as an information expert alongside faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students in assigned departments in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System.

The successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a flexible, fast-paced work environment to build partnerships with user communities primarily engaged in clinical and academic medicine, nursing, and public health research, and develop new services and curricula to meet evolving users needs. They will also have a demonstrated track record of self-motivation, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, and a personal commitment to excellence and innovation. This individual will join the library’s Informationist team at the forefront of revitalizing the way information experts engage with the Johns Hopkins’ academic community and at a time when we are reshaping the way we work to meet the demands of a world changed by COVID-19. The team is currently embedded in the medical, public health and nursing curricula and has targeted outreach in graduate medical education. The position reports to the Associate Director of Informationist Services.

For the full job description or to apply for this position (#50457), please visit our website – https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Librarian-III-MD-21205/720188200/

Benefits include medical, dental, prescription drug plans, paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, and tuition remission. JHU provides a smoke-free and drug-free workplace. EOE/AAE/M/F/D

Requirements
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and information science.
3 years of professional library experience working in an academic health sciences or biomedical library or affiliated clinical/research environment.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Director of Research & Reference Services
Location: Venable LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Venable is seeking a Director of Research & Reference Services to support the firm in the creation of vision, strategy, and implementation of policies and procedures for the firm’s lawyers and allied professionals. The Director will ensure the department develops and provides business solutions for research and reference utilization that fully support internal and external client needs.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Leading firmwide team of research and reference professionals, promoting an environment of proactivity, collaboration, teamwork, and accountability.
  • Directing all activities for research and reference collection development and maintenance, including the acquisition of research and reference materials and sources. Reviewing, evaluating, and recommending new research materials/resources for firm utilization.
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures as it relates to circulation & catalog maintenance, the firm’s internal and external loan programs, and general library practices.
  • Managing research and reference budget within established firm financial policies and budget guidelines; developing a cost reduction strategy and realign tools by eliminating redundancy, maximizing the use of online versions and/or renegotiating vendor agreements.
  • Overseeing maintenance of subject classifications and collection catalogs, as well as, the inclusion of new materials.
  • Researching, evaluating, and advocating for emerging technologies and resources.
  • Developing practice area specialties, liaise with Marketing and Business Development departments, support firm competitive intelligence research, and maintain proper risk management standards.
  • Ensuring department awareness and education/training on developments in legal research, technology, information management, and other developments related to law research and reference operations.

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Masters level degree in Library Science (MLS, MLIS, MSI) or equivalent
  • Minimum of eight years of progressive research and reference management experience, including experience managing a team of staff. Law firm industry experience preferred but not required.
  • Thorough knowledge of professional research and reference science concepts, principles, and associated methodologies. Experience overseeing the research and reference collection, including developing and managing policies/procedures relating to acquisition, circulation and general maintenance of research and reference materials.
  • Thorough understanding of various technology platforms used within the operations and utilization of Library resources for research and reference work, i.e. Sydney/Lucidea, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing to budgets; analyzing costs and identifying appropriate ways to mitigate increases and make best use of available resources.
  • Desire to work in a collaborative manner and lead through change to ensure a cohesive and a positive results-oriented approach.
  • Proven experience and strong focus on client service and responsiveness for internal and external clients.
  • Experience managing vendors, negotiating contracts, and ensuring terms and service meet the needs of the organization.
  • Experience developing training programs for research and reference resources.
  • Experience conducting resource needs assessments and developing mid and long-range plans for maintaining a high service levels while managing costs to include the presentation of ideas and persuading others to see value of new ideas

We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service; continuous learning, innovation and improvement; collaboration; and building human capital.

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: Perkins Coie LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Perkins Coie LLP has an immediate opening for a Research Services Librarian. This position will provide support for a very busy reference desk. Duties will include research and attorney outreach, as well as management of time billing entries and cost recovery. Additional tasks supporting Collection & Digital Services or Knowledge Management may be assigned. We operate in a centralized environment to increase consistency and efficiency, while providing the same level of excellent service to attorneys and staff in all offices. The reference librarian must have excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with stakeholders, including attorneys and firm leadership. The ability to handle multiple complex research projects with minimal supervision, attention to detail, and strong teamwork skills are required.

Locations include Washington, DC.

See the full job description and apply at: https://perkinscoie.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/perkinscoieexternal/job/Seattle/Librarian_R0001955

Position: Senior Research Analyst/Legal Researcher
Location: Steptoe

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Steptoe, an AmLaw100 firm, is seeking an experienced researcher to join its highly collaborative Research & Information Services Department. As a member of our professional research team, this position will support ongoing cases and business development initiatives, working with attorneys and staff in all firm departments. We are looking for a skilled and creative researcher—an individual with demonstrated expertise using general CALR services, specialized databases, analytic platforms, and docketing, news, and open web sources. Substantive knowledge of the law and legal bibliography is required, as are strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize and concisely deliver complex results. Other responsibilities will include providing current awareness services and participating in training programs, and knowledge initiatives. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and document management systems is required. Minimum qualifications include a four year degree, at least five years of substantive research experience, a JD or MLS (both degrees are strongly preferred),and a commitment to customer service. The position assumes the ability to work remotely in a fast- paced environment, both collaboratively with other researchers and individually.

The ideal candidate will be based in the firm’s DC office, but we may consider applicants who can reside in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, or New York office.

Please send cover letter with your resume.

Link to apply: https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=333

Steptoe is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.

Position: Analyst in Financial Economics (Financial Technology)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division seeks an Analyst in Financial Economics (Financial Technology) to join its Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Macroeconomic Policy Section. The analyst will serve the United States Congress by providing in-depth research and analysis on policy issues pertinent to U.S. financial markets, financial regulation and financial technology, and may support research analyses undertaken throughout CRS.

Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will have experience that blends a broad understanding of economics and public policy with detailed knowledge of U.S. financial markets and financial regulation, particularly financial technology, cybersecurity, securities regulation and related financial markets and industries. The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to link knowledge of these principles and policies with each step of the legislative process. Strong writing, research, data analysis, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work on a collaborative team.

Candidates with experience explaining principles, practices, and legislative options related to policy issues pertinent to U.S. financial markets, financial regulation, and financial technology in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise and/or providing sophisticated economic analysis to congressional staff and Members are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates will possess expertise in financial technology relating to securities markets and their regulation, but may support research analyses undertaken in other related issue areas throughout CRS.

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.

Analyst duties include:

Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The analyst is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

Position: Analyst in Small Business and Economic Development Policy
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division seeks an Analyst in Small Business and Economic Development Policy to join its Federalism and Emergency Management Section. The analyst will serve the United States Congress by providing in-depth research and analysis on policy issues pertinent to small business and economic development, federal contracting preferences, business development, and technical assistance programs, and may support research throughout CRS.

Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will have experience conducting applied analysis that blends a background in economic development policy with detailed knowledge of small business development programs and principles, including federal contracting preferences. State and/or local planning experience and expertise connecting this experience to federal policy and programs is preferred. Specifically, the successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to link knowledge of these principles, policies, and programs with each step of the legislative process. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to draw from a multidisciplinary background to provide rigorous policy analysis for some of the most complex issues for Congress. Strong policy research, writing, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Candidates with experience explaining complex policies, programs, and economic principles in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise are encouraged to apply.

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.

Analyst duties include:

Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library and Research Supervisor – LAC Group
Location: Washington DC metro Area

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking a Library and Research Supervisor for a prestigious law firm located in the Washington DC metro area. The Library and Research Supervisor position will be responsible for managing the research staff as well as providing research and reference to all areas of the firm. They will also be responsible for training and evaluating information resources. This is a full-time, benefitted position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the DC office and virtual staff in the areas of research, reference and knowledge services.
  • Utilize research databases, print materials and online resources to fulfill requests from attorneys and staff.
  • Research and evaluate new information resources tools and services.
  • Monitor, coordinate and complete internal research requests throughout the Firm.
  • Train and provide research and library services orientation to Firm’s attorneys and staff.
  • Coordinate, monitor and update information for the Firm’s websites.
  • Assist in developing departmental budget and monitoring invoices and vendor payments.
  • Assist Department Manager in staffing decisions including sourcing, interviewing and selection of candidates.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2+ years of library research supervisor experience in a law firm environment or similar is strongly preferred. At least 4 years of experience as a senior law or research librarian is required.
  • An MLIS from an accredited university is required.
  • Strong knowledge of research tools including Lexis, WestLaw, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, etc. is required.
  • Experience with Knowledge Management, legal research, reference and web page authoring is required.

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3lPinaE

Position: Technology Services Librarian
Location: U.S. Courts
Salary: $58,189 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Circuit Library of the D.C. Circuit is comprised of one headquarters library located in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities
The Technology Services Librarian provides technical, operational, and customer service support in the equally weighted functions of legal resources procurement, cataloging, information discovery, creation of digital repositories, evaluation and implementation of emerging technology products, and creation of both traditional and innovative interactive user services, for the purpose of maintaining a well-organized and accessible court library system in the circuit. The Circuit Library serves the judges, law clerks, and court executives for the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and appellate offices. This is a full-time, permanent position.

Major Duties

Manages subscriptions and prepare orders for the purchase of materials, based on collection development decisions of the Circuit Librarian. Catalogs and classifies materials utilizing the Library of Congress classification system. Resolves acquisition issues and coordinates with vendors. Monitors the library’s SirsiDynix Integrated Library System to ensure the integrity of the system’s data and the timely generation of accurate reports. When necessary, manages periodic system upgrades and troubleshoots occasional system errors. Adopts and maintains discovery systems. Improves user discoverability, staff usability, and intelligent collection development statistics. Builds interactive experiences through websites, mobile apps, branded email, and electronic and physical newsletters. Creates digital repositories. Creates and manages metadata for digital collections. Maintains current awareness of new and emerging technology resources to support the research and procurement functions of the Circuit Library. Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the Circuit Librarian. Assists the Circuit Librarian in the delivery of digital services to all library users and library staff. Advises in all aspects of digital delivery needs, objectives, and capabilities. As assigned by Circuit Librarian, directs special digital projects, which includes addressing any unique issues related to digital products and services. In consultation with the Circuit Librarian, assists with the library’s intranet presence for the circuit. Provides advice on the development of judiciary-wide policies by serving on various working groups and/or focus groups. Assists the Circuit Librarian with designing and managing the library’s current awareness services. Performs all other tasks as assigned by the Circuit Librarian.

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is locate in the Reference Section, Serial & Government Publications Division, General & International Collections Directorate, Library Services. The Serial and Government Publications Division serves as a primary access point for a wide variety of serial collections and is responsible for the development and management of its custodial collections.

The position description number for this position is 132599.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Provides in-person reference service in a reading room, and responds to telephone, written and Internet requests. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible. Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions in order to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections in the Newspaper & Current Periodical Room under the direction of senior staff.

Provides basic legal and legislative reference services utilizing on-line and in-print resources. Inquiries are received by telephone, in person, or in writing. Identifies primary and secondary source legal information relative to United States federal and state legal and legislative proposals utilizing finding aids, on-line services, general and government publications, catalogs and directories.

Reviews a variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas by subjects, publication format or geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and formats.

Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Makes recommendations to fill in gaps in custodial collections. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation and regulations governing use and handling of custodial materials.

Monitors the condition of collection materials to ensure adherence to established preservation standards and specifications. Brings deteriorating items and those with special needs to the attention of division management. Orients users and explains procedures and regulations governing use and handling of materials.

Assists in the management of a limited size law collection within a larger library, such as legal research materials on federal laws, business and economics, or public administration; or a contractor reading room.

Participates in the formulation of plans for collection development limited to developing factual data, such as usage statistics for certain journals or books. Provides assistance in investigating minor library collections problems issues, or questions to recommend solutions or courses of action, such as recommending alternative titles to and the removal of titles from assigned portions of the Law Library reference collections.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity where needs are determined easily from interviews and written requests. Reviews the professional literature and reference guides, and makes recommendations for additions to the reading room reference collection and for library-wide licensed databases applicable to newspaper1 periodical, or government document reference service.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Analyst in Industrial Organization and Business (Industrial Innovation)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Industrial Organization and Business. The analyst will cover industrial processes focusing on advanced manufacturing. The candidate should understand all facets of these areas including the manufacturing sector and related federal policy concerns. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

Responsibilities
The analyst will cover industrial processes focusing on advanced manufacturing. The candidate should understand all facets of advanced manufacturing and the manufacturing sector and related federal policy concerns. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with industrial processes with an emphasis on advanced manufacturing and related federal policy concerns. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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.

Analyst duties include:

Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

Six Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Technology Services Librarian
Location: United States Courts of the District of Columbia Circuit

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Circuit Library of the D.C. Circuit is comprised of one headquarters library located in Washington, D.C. The Technology Services Librarian provides technical, operational, and customer service support in the equally weighted functions of legal resources procurement, cataloging, information discovery, creation of digital repositories, evaluation and implementation of emerging technology products, and creation of both traditional and innovative interactive user services, for the purpose of maintaining a well-organized and accessible court library system in the circuit. The Circuit Library serves the judges, law clerks, and court executives for the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and appellate offices. This is a full-time, permanent position.

Representative Duties

  • Manages subscriptions and prepare orders for the purchase of materials.
  • Catalogs and classifies materials utilizing the Library of Congress classification system.
  • Resolves acquisition issues and coordinates with vendors.
  • Monitors the library’s SirsiDynix Integrated Library System to ensure the integrity of the system’s data and the timely generation of accurate reports. When necessary, manages periodic system upgrades and troubleshoots occasional system errors.
  • Adopts and maintains discovery systems.
  • Improves user discoverability, staff usability, and intelligent collection development statistics.
  • Builds interactive experiences through websites, mobile apps, branded email, and electronic and physical newsletters.
  • Creates digital repositories.
  • Creates and manages metadata for digital collections.
  • Maintains current awareness of new and emerging technology resources to support the research and procurement functions of the Circuit Library.
  • Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations.
  • Assists in the delivery of digital services to all library users and library staff. Advises in all aspects of digital delivery needs, objectives, and capabilities. Assists with special digital projects, which includes addressing any unique issues related to digital products and services. Assists with the library’s intranet presence for the circuit.
  • Provides advice on the development of judiciary-wide policies by serving on various working groups and/or focus groups.
  • Assists with designing and managing the library’s current awareness services.
  • Performs all other tasks as assigned by the Circuit Librarian.
  • Required Qualifications

CL-27: Applicants must have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible and successful law library experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at CL-27.
CL-28: Applicants must have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible and successful law library experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at CL-28.
A comprehensive understanding of library operations and systems, including OCLC and SirsiDynix ILS or a similar integrated library system.
Experience in library technical services.
Knowledge of current cataloging principles and best practices.
Knowledge of legal research resources and legal bibliography. Familiarity with Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and other digital resources.
Knowledge of discovery products and other digital products relevant to the successful operation of a law library.
Excellent analytical skill, oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a committed customer-service orientation.
Effective training skills, utilizing both virtual programs and in-person training techniques.
Experience working with web design and electronic publishing software.
Desirable Qualifications

A second degree or certification in computer programming, web design, graphic design, or any other related technical area.
Knowledge of the federal judiciary’s financial accounting system (JIFMS)
Conditions of Employment

Applicants must be a United States citizen or eligible to work in the United States. Employees of the federal courts are excepted service appointments. Excepted service appointments are “at will” and may be terminated with or without good cause by the Court. All applicant information is subject to verification. The candidate selected for the position will be hired provisionally pending the results of a background investigation. Direct deposit of pay is required. Information about benefits is available at http://www.uscourts.gov/careers/benefits.

Position: Librarian (Technical Services)
Location: Government Publishing Office
Salary: $60,129 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington, District of Columbia

The Selectee will work shift 1 .

This position is located in Library Services and Content Management (LSCM), Library Technical Services (LTIS).

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

Responsibilities

  • Life cycle management of Federal Government publications: performs a wide variety of technical services tasks associated with all aspects of life cycle management of government information within LTS.
  • Work specifically requires the incumbent to learn workflows including processes and procedures associated with content acquisitions, bibliographic control, library technical services support, serials management and quality control.
  • Content Acquisitions: identifies appropriate Federal Government information resources (monographs, serials, and other formats) to be acquired for all Programs in LSCM.
  • Performs outreach functions, including contacting agencies and monitoring agency Web sites, in order to identify, acquire and process Federal Government information products.
  • Catalogs U.S. Government publications in tangible and electronic formats. In doing so, incumbent performs original and derived (copy cataloging) to include descriptive and subject cataloging, PURL assignments, and archiving tasks.
  • Uses the Integrated Library System (ILS) , including the acquisitions, bibliographic control and serials modules and other services associated with ILS (OPAC-Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, http://catalog.gpo.gov).
  • Performs classification of acquired information products using the Superintendent of Documents classification system and assigns Federal depository item numbers for Federal Depository Library acquisitions purposes.
  • Uses knowledge of library technical service processes to make contributions to improve library technical services (LTS) operations.
  • Serials Management: identifies information products that are serials and processes accordingly.
  • Under direction of the Administrative Librarian for Serials, works to resolve routine problems in serials control involving bibliographic records and holdings.
  • Customer Outreach: handles inquiries from libraries in the FDLP via Ask-GPO by researching and answering questions concerning issues related to acquisitions, cataloging, serials control and information product processing.
  • Perform Team Assignments: serves on cross-organizational teams and works on projects and tasks assignments related to application/tool development, quality control and business process improvement initiatives.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Loan and Reader Registration Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Loan and Reader Registration Section, Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 400742.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters.

Plans, establishes, and directs library programs such as collection development, reference, and research. Serves as an expert in managing general reference and research methodology to effectively and efficiently provide information services to a diverse and demanding clientele. Manages the Reader Registration Team and supervises the Loan Team with the responsibility of overseeing Interlibrary Loan and service to Congress.

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and/or experts outside the agency, both domestic and international to resolve reference issues. Keeps abreast of new developments in reference and in scholarly methods, techniques, resources, and concerns.

Reports orally and in writing to the Chief on new trends in reference and scholarship, and recommends changes or improvements in the Library’s services to its users. Provide research services for users that involve not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating the information itself. Activities require substantial depth of analysis to access information. Serve as an arbiter of policies and regulations concerning the reading room. Provide technical expertise in a specific area or on operational procedures.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with scholars and academicians, librarians and other information specialists in order to share resources and information. Represents the Division in security planning that affects Division reading rooms. Provides consultative services with respect to use of informational services and products.

Plans and manages complex projects related to modernization of two major Library-wide systems called ILLiad/OCLC WorldShare and Reader Manager, working closely with senior staff in other service units such as OCIO. Serves as the principal contact and automation leader for two agency-wide systems. Reviews and edits the contract and implements upgrades on behalf of the 15 divisions that lend collection materials to other libraries. A recognized national expert in this field, the position manages the Reader Manager and represents 15 divisions with reading rooms; coordinates with senior IT staff and security contractors. Contributes to the IT Contingency Plan used to maintain access to the Reader Registration system.

Position: Conservator (Paper)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Paper Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 253063.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Serves as a conservation specialist in paper conservation. Responsible for most aspects of conservation treatment on a limited range of library materials with basic conservation needs that could display some degree of complexity. Demonstrates a growing knowledge, and continued development of highly refined manual skills and judgment concerning conservation treatment.

Assesses specific types of collections that have been designated by senior conservation staff to be surveyed for their preservation needs. Examines collection items to determine their condition and composition. Establishes written and photographic documentation of the object condition prior to treatment and drafts written treatment proposals for review by supervisor. Works in collaboration with senior staff to solicit and receive custodial division’s agreement on treatment proposal and later variance(s).

In the course of examination and treatment, performs specific chemical tests and analytical techniques under the guidance of senior conservation staff to identify and/or determine condition and composition of materials used in the composition and manufacture of library materials. Implements newly developed conservation treatment techniques if existing treatment options do not address the condition of the artifact sufficiently and reports results to the supervisory conservator. Interprets and incorporates the results of testing and analysis in condition reports and treatment plans based on an understanding of the chemistry of the materials and history and technology of their manufacture.

Participates in larger conservation or preservation efforts, including projects that involve other Division staff members, Preservation Directorate staff, interns, and volunteers, as well as representatives from custodial units, with varying skill and knowledge levels. Assists conservation liaisons to custodial units to assess short-term and long-term collection conservation needs and in the implementation of the annual work plan.

Provides data regarding production and other services to Supervisory Conservator in an continuing effort by the Conservation Division and the Preservation Directorate to provide information to the custodial units, the Library of Congress, members of Congress, and the public.

Position: Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Conversion Team, Digitization Services Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 169139.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Candidates should have knowledge of international trade and finance, familiarity with the research process, and knowledge of the research materials and tools used in social science research.

Candidates must be able to work as part of a collaborative team and must exhibit the intellectual flexibility and broad research skills set that facilitate effective work across a wide spectrum of international trade and finance issues.

Illustrative programs of study include economics, public policy or related discipline with coursework in international trade and finance or equivalent work experience.

Strong research, writing, and presentation skills are essential; candidates with both qualitative and quantitative research skills, and experience using data visualization to inform research products and processes are especially urged to apply.

Duties include:

  • Reviewing and evaluating professional journal articles, agency documents, and other analyses for authoritativeness, relevance, and currency. Preparing abstracts of these descriptive and/or analytical materials, summarizing their key findings, methodologies employed, and other relevant information.
  • Participating in group efforts on research projects as a member of a collaborative team and undertaking research and data analytical tasks in support of the development of an array of analytical and descriptive products or components. Illustrative tasks might include: tracking congressional hearings and bills in specific areas; culling, synthesizing, and tracking state policies; fact checking and other quality control; building and maintaining a database of (specific) program authorizations and appropriations; and, for active legislation, developing and managing a database of amendments and conference documents.
  • Preparing materials for use at consultations, briefings, and seminars for congressional clients. Attending consultations, briefings, seminars, and outreach activities to gain familiarity with CRS’s information and analytic capabilities, recording questions, gauging audience engagement, and capturing audience suggestions for future sessions.
  • Creating and populating databases and spreadsheets, reformatting and standardizing data from different sources, and performing data input, calculations, and analysis. Training colleagues and/or instructing staff on the content, nature, and use of division data resources.
  • Formatting a range of tables, graphs, images, and other insertions to CRS products, reviewing and verifying this content for accuracy and completeness. Updating statistics in CRS reports or other general distribution products. Recommending quality control procedures and making suggestions to improve and enhance these insertions to CRS products.
  • Locating, extracting, collecting, and/or compiling quantitative data and other information; evaluating data for accuracy, relevance, authoritativeness, and usefulness; in some cases, cleaning and manipulating quantitative data through programming using SAS, STATA, or Excel.

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.

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

The position description number for this position is 308062.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Research Assistant, International Trade and Finance
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division (FDT) is seeking a Research Assistant to support a broad range of research tasks in its International Trade and Finance (IT) section. The selectee will support research analysts and managers in addressing congressional requests and in preparing CRS informational and analytical products by performing research, writing, data analysis, and other research support duties.

Responsibilities
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the science, theories, concepts, principles, issues, and/or practices of risk reduction and resilience policy related to natural hazards, such as drought, wildfire, coastal and inland flooding, extreme weather, and/or earthquakes. This includes knowledge of the science, technological approaches, history, trends, and current status of natural resources policy, with a focus on risk reduction and resilience from natural hazards, and interrelationships of federal programs and policies with the positions of key state, industry, academic, and nongovernmental stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research, able to identify implications of scientific data and draw appropriate conclusions, and familiar with policy related to issues of risk reduction and resilience related to natural hazards. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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.

Analyst duties include:

Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time

The position description number for this position is 4748.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Applicants who are referred for interview will be required to submit a completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Electronic Services Librarian
Location: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the direction of the Senior Research Technology Manager, the Electronic Services Librarian is responsible for supporting firm access to electronic resources, including research request database support, resource and connectivity troubleshooting, online usage statistics analysis, and current awareness processes.  This position also develops and supports standardized processes involving the evaluation of new technology by researchers and appropriate internal groups, and identifies the devises improved protocols establishing and maintaining electronic services workflow operations.

Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility for upkeep and troubleshooting of Quest research request database, and serves as liaison with Quest technical support and internal IS as issues arise
  • Utilizing Quest, gathers statistics and creates reports in order to determine trends in the usage of resources in order to support digital collection decision-making and identify training opportunities
  • Using SharePoint, edits, builds, and maintains format and content of L&RS pages on firm intranet (Connexus), including organizing and enhancing practice specific content pages, developing more self-service functions using the L&RS pages and ensuring resource awareness; collaborates with members of the global team in this effort as well
  • Monitors functionality of content on Westlaw and Lexis’ e-libraries residing on intranet; with input from the research team, works directly with the vendors to ensure content is added or modified as needed
  • Looks for opportunities for and adds APIs to knowledge systems in order to increase efficiencies; conducts due diligence on APIs to ensure compatibility with internal systems
  • With input from the Senior Technology Systems Manager, establishes and standardizes current awareness processes/procedures, setting up alerts for news, litigation, legislation, etc in support of attorneys’ ongoing information needs; monitors and curates alerts utilizing news aggregators and other tools, working and coordinating related to this effort with designated global team members; works with Research Specialist on any issues related to access
  • Serves as liaison to NewsDesk and InfoNgen technical support and partners with internal IS on system improvements and issues related to current awareness tools
  • Works with Senior Operations Manager to gain proficiency with the Research Monitor (RM) internet tracking tool and serves as partner in monitoring and reporting usage; runs reports on usage trends; assists with establishing mobile functions of RM and rollout
  • Serves as liaison with vendor technical support and internal IS support
  • Keeps current on new technologies and applications; communicates to Senior Research Technology Manager on any that may be of interest to Firm to support practices
  • Schedules periodic testing and updating of links to e-resources; coordinates testing of new electronic information products with research team and other appropriate groups
  • Participates in LRS team meetings and calls
  • Establishes goals supporting the L&RS vision
  • Assists with broader knowledge management initiatives as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Expertise in the use of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Proven experience with process improvement and/or project management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of electronic information resources (databases, internet, e-books) and print resources
  • Facility with SharePoint
  • Facility with technical aspects of research request managers
  • Facility with statistical reporting
  • Knowledge of basic legal research processes
  • Familiarity with online legal research platforms: Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, and Wolters Kluwer’s Cheetah
  • Ability to deal professionally and communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with internal and external clients on all levels
  • Excellent organizational skills including ability to organize large amounts of electronic data and to make this data easy to search, retrieve, export and report from
  • Well-developed analytical and resourceful problem solving abilities
  • Proven ability to pay close attention to detail essential
  • Must be highly motivated, possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team with both local and geographically diverse staff
  • Must be flexible enough to adjust to changing projects and priorities
  • Requires the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled

Travel

No travel is required for this position.

Education/Experience/Certification

  • Master’s degree or equivalent required
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience with online reference and/or information systems, preferably in a law library
  • Law firm library experience a plus.

Benefits

BCLP offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance coverage, life insurance, and retirement plans.  We also provide eligible employees flexible time off plans including paid Parental leave, Paid Time Off (PTO), and paid holidays.

Position: Research & Knowledge Supervisor
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing.

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Supervisor to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Supervisor will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supervises the daily activities of the Washington, DC office R&KS professional staff both in the office and remotely.
  • Provides cost effective research services using databases, print sources, and outside sources.
  • Contributes to development and organization of research materials in the R&KS department.
  • Evaluates new and updated versions of online and print information resources.
  • Perfects research skills using online and print sources, incorporating new technology.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Monitors requests during off hours and coordinates with professional staff in all offices to complete pending requests.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Educates attorneys and professional staff about R&KS department services.
  • Conducts department orientation for new and lateral attorneys.
  • Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to select, maintain and update content for practice area websites.
  • Keeps attorneys aware of new developments in their practice areas.
  • Coordinates the payment of invoices for products and services for the Washington, DC  R&KS operations. Assists Manager in developing and monitoring the department budget.
  • Ensures current knowledge of Firm policies and practices for professional staff, current knowledge of industry trends, and continued professional development for professional staff.
  • Ensures appropriate professional staffing levels for R&KS department.  Participates in the interviewing, selection and training process for department professional staff on industry-specific and department processes.
  • Recommends and implements changes and improvements in methods and procedures for higher level management.
  • Monitors professional staff time, attendance, and expense reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with Firm policies.
  • Recommends and participates in disciplinary procedures in collaboration with the department Manager and Human Resources.
  • Effectively utilizes the Firm’s performance management process to communicate performance expectations, monitor performance, coach employees, and manage unsatisfactory performance.
  • Effectively addresses and resolves work-related problems and/or conflicts that arise among the department professional staff.
  • Communicates departmental guidelines and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Current knowledge of research and KM best practices, trends and techniques.
  • Thorough understanding of legal, business and related information sources.
  • Expertise using online research systems including: Deal Point Data, Securities Mosaic, ThomsonOne, LexisNexis, Westlaw Edge, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, Intelligize, Fastcase, PLI, etc.
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems.
  • Proven ability to use web page authoring tools.
  • Ability to effectively supervise others and employ coaching and problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to administer Firm policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of six years related experience in a legal or corporate information center with a minimum of two years supervisory or leadership experience.

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories).  For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.

Apply at this link: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/washington-dc/research-and-knowledge-supervisor#main-content

Position: Law Librarian
Location: LAC Group for FMSHRC, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing.

LAC Group is seeking a  Law Librarian with experience performing research in the fields of mining and administrative law, including Federal and administrative cases, statutory and regulatory law, legislative and regulatory history, and other areas and related topics impacting the work of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC). The Librarian will be responsible for maintaining the Library’s SharePoint site, providing specialized reference services, maintaining and developing the digital and physical collections, training and educating staff, and collaborating with the Library Committee. This is a part time position (24 hours a week) and will initially be performed remotely due to COVID restrictions, but later work will be performed onsite at the downtown DC office.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide general, legal, and legislative reference services using expert knowledge, published and unpublished sources, and electronic databases.
  • Develop and maintain Library SharePoint site
  • Retrieve and disseminate appellate filings from Pacer.
  • Evaluate the authoritativeness, currency, and relevance of specialized information available on FMSHRC-related issues.
  • Manage electronic subscriptions and vendor relations.
  • Curate, maintain, and distribute FMSHRC’s Digital Assets. 
  • Assist in library collection maintenance including: acquisitions; serials processing; shelving multiple formats of legal and other research materials; weeding superseded materials; shifting contents of shelves as needed; and ensuring that the library’s physical collection is consistent with the electronic inventory.
  • Review the veracity of the online library catalog; edit and verify catalog records for conformance with collection and established cataloging policies.
  • Monitor library ordering and purchasing; maintain a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for coordination with the Office of the Executive Director (OED).
  • Monitor preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards.
  • Identify superseded materials; dispose of such material in line with Federal rules and regulations.
  • Review brochures, websites, catalogs, and other sources for possible acquisition; assess materials acquired from different sources and identify the need for new subscriptions and renewals.
  • Train FMSHRC staff in one-on-one or group instruction formats, via in-person, teleconference, or recorded sessions.
  • Promote useful research tools and strategies to agency staff
  • Prepare a library column for submission to FMSHRC’s newsletter “The Scoop.”
  • Monitor relevant newsfeeds and other sources for inclusion on library intranet/SharePoint pages and/or distribution to agency employees.
  • Attend library committee meetings; keep the Committee informed of library activities, make recommendations,and respond to Committee concerns.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a certificate in Law Librarianship

OR

Three years as a professional law librarian

  • Demonstrated knowledge of mining law
  • Solid understanding of legal documentation
  • Expert SharePoint skills
  • Experience with online legal research portals including Lexis, Westlaw and Hein
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues applying information technology to libraries and law practice
  • At least 2 years of experience with vendor management, database and web technology within a law or business library
  • Knowledgeable in integrated library management systems with proficiency in online research and legal databases
  • Ability to learn quickly and work with multiple groups
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience training users in searching and use of legal databases
  • Experience with library collection maintenance, both physical and digital

Desired

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree

Apply at this link: https://www.libgig.com/careers/law-librarian-lac-group/a0E1H00001Nu1E3UAJ/

Position: Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist
Location: Digital Conversion Team, Digitization Services Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Conversion Team, Digitization Services Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 169139.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Responsibilities

Assesses program effectiveness or the improvement of complex digital conversion and management processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues that affect critical aspects of the major programs of The Library of Congress. As an expert on long-range planning, recommends and participates in developing strategies for Implementing planning for major digital conversion projects and programs. Recommends short- and long-range goals of the organization, develops detailed plans for implementing them, and oversees implementation of the goals in subordinate organizations. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends action to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate. Determines if adjustments or changes in objectives or emphasis are needed in organization functions. Recommends organizational or process changes to ensure maximum mission effectiveness in furtherance of the Library’s strategic goals.

Provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and problems associated with agency-wide IT programs. Researches new developments in library and information technologies, particularly as they apply to the electronic dissemination of information. Based on digital library trends, operations, and changing program requirements, identifies relevant issues to management. Collects, analyzes and evaluates relevant digital reference stakeholder, technical and programmatic information from varied sources inside and outside the Library and makes authoritative recommendations to management.

Supervises a group of employees performing work primarily at the GS-12 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the Digital Conversion Team. Provides administrative, technical and managerial support to the Director, Collections and Services, for the administration and management of digital conversion activities throughout Collections and Services Divisions.

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

Serves as advisor and principal liaison to the Director, Collections and Services on all matters pertaining to digital conversion activities and, as needed, other digital library initiatives under the purview of the Director. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Library management staff at multiple levels and across service unit lines on digital conversion and other digital library activities, in furtherance of the Library’s strategic goals. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, IT and digital conversion specialists in order to share resources and information. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Communicates with digital conversion specialists throughout the Library. Coordinates digital conversion activities with specialists in other Divisions. Directorates and Service Units. Works collaboratively inside and outside the project team and program areas to facilitate and encourage the development and implementation of institution-wide and national best practices and standards. Communicates orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical staff concerning multimedia digital service and access activities. Attends conferences/meetings to make presentations or for professional development to keep abreast of current trends in technology.


Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director
Location: Loyola/Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Loyola/Notre Dame Library and its sponsoring universities, Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University, invite nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Loyola/Notre Dame Library. This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to continue building on a unique library model known for collaboration and innovation, partnering with two scholarly communities to provide the most up-to-date services and information resources to the universities.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL), located in northern Baltimore City, serves as the library for Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University and is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a comprehensive University that is home to Maryland’s only women’s college. The Library serves the needs of both institutions by complementing and accentuating their strengths. The Library serves a total student population of 5,819 FTE that includes 4,529 FTE at Loyola and 1,290 FTE at Notre Dame. The state-of-the-art facility has become a destination for students, faculty, staff, and community members and is frequent host to major campus events and celebrations.

The Library Director administers the overall operation of the Loyola Notre Dame Library, Inc. an independent 501 (c)3. Reporting to a Board of Directors, the Director guides the Library in key initiatives: leading ongoing strategic planning; fostering collaboration on and beyond the campuses; engaging the Library in the academic and intellectual life of both universities; advancing the use of innovative technology in teaching and research; and working externally to help support and represent the Library locally, regionally, and nationally. This position represents an exceptional opportunity for a creative library leader with a history of decisive, innovative and effective leadership, including managing fiscal, programmatic, and personnel needs. Successful candidates will have an understanding and appreciation of the unique partnership between Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University and will have the capacity to innovate and lead within it. Also critical are an ability to work effectively in a collaborative and diverse workplace and a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion efforts within the Library. A Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution is required.

To make a nomination or to apply for this role, please see below.

Jackie Mildner is leading this search with Katie Stellato and Clay Batley.

Position: Librarian II (two positions available)
Location: Reisterstown Branch, Baltimore County Public Library

Salary: $36,230 – $56,214

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

Schedule:
Two positions available.
This is a full time position working 40 hours a week. All library branch staff will be required to work evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year as part of the normal work schedule.

Job Summary:

  • Assists customers in finding answers to a broad range of questions through use of print and on-line resources.
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening either for personal pleasure or professional development.
  • Assists customers with technology related requests for service including e-reader devices.
  • Develops and maintains a portion of the Library’s collection.
  • Plans and presents library-related programs and outreach services.
  • Serves on teams and committees within the branch and system-wide.
  • As needed, serves as Librarian in Charge by handling customer complaints and resolving facilities issues.
  • Supports innovation by embracing change, being flexible and anticipating customers’ needs.
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter, rethinking processes, and effectively solving problems.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships.
  • Actively pursues continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and sharing knowledge in the workplace.
  • Must become a Notary Public in branches which provide Notary Services.
  • Must meet the requirements of the Department of State to attain and maintain certification as a Passport Acceptance Agent at branches that provide Passport Services.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college. Successful completion of the Library Associates Training Institute (LATI) or an MLS from an ALA accredited school within three years of date of hire.
  • Knowledge of public library services and operations.
  • Knowledge of print, electronic and online information resources.
  • A commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to plan, organize and present a variety of activities and presentations.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to stand at a public service desk for lengthy periods of time and move throughout the branch, the ability to bend, lift up to 50 pounds and push or pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch for extended periods of time.
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the system, work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends and accept system-wide transfers.
  • Must pass post-offer criminal background screening.

Please Note: This position closes on April 6, 2021.
We offer an excellent benefit package that includes 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, and 7 personal days per year, as well as, subsidized healthcare options, pension eligibility, and other related benefits.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director, Library and Learning Resources
Location: Prince George’s Community College

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Assumes administrative responsibility for the operation of the College’s Library and Learning Resources (LLR), consisting of the Library, English Lab, Mathematics Learning Center, and the Tutoring and Writing Centers, in support of the needs of credit and continuing education students. Leads in the exploration and adoption of innovations in library and tutoring services and in new methods of resource and service delivery. Leads efforts to inspire and encourage participation by departments and recruit faculty to develop, adopt, and/or assess open educational resources. Establishes appropriate liaison relationships with internal and external partners. Guides LLR participation in the strategic planning process. Develops and manages human, programmatic, and fiscal resources in support of the missions of LLR and the College.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent, from an ALA accredited program.
  2. Minimum of three years of progressive management and supervisory knowledge and experience.
  3. Minimum of five years’ supervisory experience in an academic library, preferably at a community college.
  4. Experience managing large projects, including documented grant experience.
  5. Experience in outreach and collaboration regarding open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright and intellectual property with faculty and students.
  6. Experience with evaluating an Intergraded Library System/library management system (ILS/LMS), and working with vendors through the procurement process.
  7. Training or experience in instructional design principles, pedagogy, curriculum development, assessment, teaching with technology, and learning management systems.
  8. Experience with developing strategic plans and maintaining budgets.

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  1. Knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of college library and tutoring services.
  2. Knowledge of college library materials and resources.
  3. Knowledge of issues in open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright and intellectual property.
  4. Knowledge of instructional and/or curriculum design in higher educational settings and implications for online teaching.
  5. Knowledge of the challenges facing the library field in the 21st century.
  6. Skilled in creating and implementing college library programs and services.
  7. Ability to think analytically and to develop new or revised systems, procedures, and work flow.
  8. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  9. Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
  10. Ability to make administrative decisions, interpret policies, and supervise staff.
  11. Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, faculty, administrators, and other community agencies and the public.
  12. Ability to coordinate the work of diverse people in multiple departments with differing personalities.
  13. Ability to articulate a vision to move the Library forward.
  14. Ability to lead, motivate, and support teams to work collaboratively.
  15. Ability to work with diverse college units and external partners.
  16. Ability to understand barriers presented to students, including issues of functional, media, information, and technological literacy.
  17. Job Requirements
  18. Must be able to work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on department needs.
  19. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  20. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  21. A limited background investigation will be conducted prior to offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Maritime Intelligence Center, Suitland, MD
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Responsibilities

  • You will provide support for Library functions including: cataloging, circulation, responding to reference questions, and collection management.
  • You will identify and recommend books and serials for acquisition.
  • You will assist customers with access to collection holdings, online resources, and information services.
  • You will identify and provide charts and maps in response to requests.
  • You will complete on-the-job and formal training that are designed to equip the incumbent with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform routine activities that will lead up to the next career progression grade level.
  • You will assist customers in the use of library resources by locating materials (e.g., books, reports, periodicals), and showing users how to find items in the public access catalog, and answering a wide range of ready reference questions.
  • You will perform duties pertaining to interlibrary loans.
  • You will work with customers to determine library service requirements and acquire information through procurement process to fulfill those requirements.
  • You will perform purchase requests and review incoming orders for correctness and completeness.
  • You will track and report expenditures for library service requests and maintain record keeping of reports in the database.
  • You will ensure Library requests are provided in the proper format, customer requests are addressed in a timely manner, reports meet standards and disseminated in a timely manner in the directed format, and tradecraft skills are updated as necessary.

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • You must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of an offer or removal. Indicate the level and date of your clearance in your resume.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • You must acknowledge in writing that you are accepting an appointment in the DCIPS (excepted service) which does not confer competitive status, prior to appointment.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • This position requires a periodic polygraph examination.
  • This position may require a 2-year DCIPS trial period.
  • All Defense Intelligence positions under the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) are in the excepted service by specific statute, 10 U.S.C. 1601. This position is in the excepted service and does not confer competitive status.

Qualifications
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GG-07/GS-07) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience includes the following tasks and responsibilities: 1) Providing reference and research assistance to customers; 2) Performing data research in response to specific requests; 3) Using standard cataloging rules to perform descriptive cataloging; 4) Performing reference services and information services utilizing library related systems, to include: OCLC, Workflow, Lexis/Nexis, SharePoint, FEDLINK, milSuite, and others as identified.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1400/technical-information-services-series-1412/

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Library Collections and Services Group, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 112650.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

The Geography and Map Division is responsible for the acquisition, processing, preservation, duplication and reference servicing of the cartographic collections of the Library. These collections consist of maps, atlases, globes, three-dimensional objects, digital files, research collections, pamphlet collections and reference works pertaining to or describing the collections and the history of cartography globally. The Division maintains a fully equipped digital laboratory to handle the conversion of original cartographic objects to digital format. The Division maintains the Congressional Cartography Program directed to producing maps on demand for Congress, or through the Congressional Research Service. The Geography and Map Division is the largest map collection in the world. The reference librarian provides reference services in the reading room of the Geography and Map Division and serves under the direction of the Team Leader.

Plans and designs projects pertaining to inventories and information management (such as preparing catalogs, cartobibliographies, or printed or machine-readable inventories) to determine holdings and make collections data more accessible. Develops databases and determines available resources and most appropriate data to capture. Researches new methods applicable to projects and determines available resources and most appropriate methods to use. Writes and submits proposals requesting funding for projects, if necessary.

Provides reference services where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, from written requests or internet requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily-accessible, i.e., found within the library’s collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility.

Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature and for cartographic records. Searches an automated database of bibliographic records. Inputs information into an automated data file. Prepares current awareness bibliographies based on user interest profiles. Clarifies vague requests for materials through the use of proper bibliographic tools. Verifies correct bibliographic citation for requested items. Performs extensive reference searches for materials that cannot be located. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible. Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions in order to provide informed referrals. Assist patrons with the specialized collections of the Geography and Map Division, using
knowledge of these collections, subject matter, and the patrons who require them.

Assists in the production of written materials on a specific subject matter. Examines material for conformity to proper style. Prepares written documents, including reports, articles, memoranda, and formal correspondence. Edits portions of documents or reports and assists in the development and presentation of the information. Analyzes changes to the various projects at hand and prepares reports of the changes for review.
Maintains personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and conducts tours. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in map librarianship, in the history of cartography, and cartography, and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

Two Positions: Washington, DC & Virtual

Position: Library and Information Services Project Manager
Location: LAC Group, Virtual

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group seeks candidates for a Library and Information Services Project Manager position within our organization. The main focus of the position will be to oversee and assist with the coordination of law firm library accounts, and to help assigned firms move forward with innovative and effective best practices in research workflow support, eResource management, database training, and general library administrative functions. The manager of library and information services will be directly client facing, and will work across departments internally. We are seeking a well rounded, customer service oriented, information professional with direct law firm library and information services experience. This position can be worked from any location in the US or Canada.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute to the success and management of client relationships, and serve as the point of contact for new and existing Firm initiatives and projects;
  • Collaborate with other Firm managers and administrators on special projects;
  • Conduct library orientation for new attorneys and professional staff;
  • Participate and build upon best practices for a streamlined research workflow;
  • Ensure client metrics are being captured, reported, and delivered according to specifications;
  • Offer ideas and insight into best practices in collection management, invoice processing, and training support;
  • Work with Firm stakeholders to maximize cost recovery efforts;
  • Assist with management of contracts and relationships with online research vendors, print content, print management, and library administration;
  • Develop standards for collection development and cost recoveries, with a focus on print to digital transformation;
  • Serve as LAC ambassador for distributed colleagues at assigned Firms and across service lines;
  • Oversee enhancement of the Firm’s use technologies to promote and disseminate information for legal, business research, and marketing purposes;
  • Work with, promote, and progress Library Services function within organization, collaborating with fellow legal information professionals serving in various capacities;

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree (JD, MBA, MLIS).
  • At least 5 years of experience with law library administration, vendor management, database and web technology within a law or business library and preferably at least 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Knowledgeable in integrated library management systems with proficiency in online research, legal databases and collaboration platforms (Microsoft SharePoint preferred).
  • Expert knowledge of law library administration and information management with demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues applying information technology to libraries and law practice.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking a Law Librarian with experience performing research in the fields of mining and administrative law, including Federal and administrative cases, statutory and regulatory law, legislative and regulatory history, and other areas and related topics impacting the work of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC). The Librarian will be responsible for maintaining the Library’s SharePoint site, providing specialized reference services, maintaining and developing the digital and physical collections, training and educating staff, and collaborating with the Library Committee. This is a part-time position (24 hours a week) and will initially be performed remotely due to COVID restrictions.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide general, legal, and legislative reference services using expert knowledge, published and unpublished sources, and electronic databases, such as Westlaw.
  • Develop and maintain Library SharePoint site, in coordination with FMSHRC SharePoint Administrator.
  • Retrieve and disseminate appellate filings from Pacer.
  • Evaluate the authoritativeness, currency, and relevance of specialized information available on FMSHRC-related issues.
  • Manage electronic subscriptions and vendor relations.
  • Curate, maintain, and distribute FMSHRC’s Digital Assets.
  • Assist in library collection maintenance including: acquisitions; serials processing; shelving multiple formats of legal and other research materials; weeding superseded materials; shifting contents of shelves as needed; and ensuring that the library’s physical collection is consistent with the electronic inventory.
  • Review the veracity of the online library catalog; edit and verify catalog records for conformance with collection and established cataloging policies.
  • Monitor library ordering and purchasing; maintain a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for coordination with the Office of the Executive Director (OED).
  • Monitor preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards.
  • Identify superseded materials; dispose of such material in line with Federal rules and regulations.
  • Review brochures, websites, catalogs, and other sources for possible acquisition; assess materials acquired from different sources and identify the need for new subscriptions and renewals.
  • Train FMSHRC staff in one-on-one or group instruction formats, via in-person, teleconference, or recorded sessions.
  • Promote useful research tools and strategies to agency staff
  • Prepare a library column for submission to FMSHRC’s newsletter “The Scoop.”
  • Monitor relevant newsfeeds and other sources for inclusion on library intranet/SharePoint pages and/or distribution to agency employees.
  • Attend library committee meetings; keep the Committee informed of library activities, make recommendations,and respond to Committee concerns.

Qualifications:
Required

  • Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a certificate in Law Librarianship OR Three years as a professional law librarian
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mining and administrative law
  • Solid understanding of legal documentation
  • Expert SharePoint skills
  • Experience with online legal research portals including Lexis, Westlaw and Hein
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues applying information technology to libraries and law practice
  • At least 2 years of experience with vendor management, database and web technology within a law or business library
  • Knowledgeable in integrated library management systems with proficiency in online research and legal databases
  • Ability to learn quickly and work with multiple groups
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience training users in searching and use of legal databases
  • Experience with library collection maintenance, both physical and digital

Desired

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Manager – Government Finance and Taxation
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $144,128 to $172,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking a Section Research Manager (SRM) for the Government Finance and Taxation 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 public finance, taxation, the federal budget, and small business.

Responsibilities
The Section Research Manager leads a team of policy analysts in the development of policy research and analysis for Congress. The section covers a broad range of issues related to public finance and taxation. This includes, but is not limited to tax policy, the federal budget, debts and deficits, small business, and the impact of federal policies on state and local government finances, and the economy more widely. The section’s work intersects with many related areas including economic development, housing, energy, education, health, the non-profit and charitable sector, and benefits to families and children.

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 Government Finance and Taxation 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 9-12 staff members in the Government Finance and Taxation Section of the Government and Finance Division 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.

Position: Archives Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $44,237 to $57,506 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Preparation Section of the Manuscript Division of the Special Collections Directorate of Library Services.

Responsibilities
As part of one of the largest manuscript repositories in the United States and in the world, the Preparation Section is key to the Manuscript Division’s mission of preparing for reader use material that encompasses the breadth and chronology of American history, including the papers of presidents, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, writers, scientists, inventors, business leaders, reformers, and prominent nongovernmental organizations. The Archives Technician works under the administrative supervision of an assistant head of the Preparation Section. Working also at times with the coordination of an archivist, the Archives Technician assists in or independently completes special projects identified by the head or assistant head of the section. He or she implements standards for accuracy and detail while exercising judgment, technical proficiency, and an understanding of the archival principles of arranging, describing, preserving, and securing rare and fragile material.

Performs arrangement and description work in a major body of records or personal papers. Assists in the preliminary review and handling of newly acquired papers or assigned collections. Assists in processing collections, including tasks such as removing duplicate material and performing preservation photocopying.

Applies descriptive information to collection material according to a prescribed plan. Assists in the compilation of container lists, inventories, finding aids, and other descriptive guides in automated format.

Performs the wide variety of interrelated steps and procedures required to preserve and maintain collection materials. Assists in the preliminary review of archival collections to determine physical condition and identify potential processing problems. Identifies and labels material for conservation and inventory control. Treats and houses material according to instructions, and performs duties such shelving, relocating collections, transferring collection material, and marking them for special identification or handling.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 137564.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position. Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Analyst in Asian Affairs
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 to $94,581 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT) seeks an Analyst in Asian Affairs focused on China, including Hong Kong. The ideal candidate is expected to possess and enhance over time the skills necessary to provide legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels. The analyst may support research undertaken throughout CRS.

Responsibilities
Prepares a variety of analytical, descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and written materials on subjects or public policy issues within the employee’s designated areas of responsibility to support congressional decision making.

Through personal consultation, assists committees, Members, and staff with consideration of legislative issues by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participates in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for committees, Members, and staff. Locates and provides information requested by Members and committees of Congress or their staff.

Applicants should have experience conducting sophisticated analysis of Asian affairs with a focus on China, including Hong Kong; knowledge of the U.S. legislative branch and its operations; and the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. The work can require rapid response to emerging policy issues during active legislative processes. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in Asian affairs and the ability to apply such knowledge in a legislative context. Professional experience analyzing or implementing policy and legislation is preferred. Strong research, analysis, writing, and presentation skills are essential, and applicants with an advanced degree in regional studies, international relations, national security policy, history, economics, foreign languages, or similar discipline are strongly encouraged to apply.

The analyst will prepare authoritative, objective, and non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background reports and other products that analyze Asian affairs; provide personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on Asian affairs throughout the legislative process; and participate in team research projects and seminars.

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.

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

The position description number for this position is 004746.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Head of Access Services
Location: Georgetown Law, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Head of Access Services oversees all operations of the Access Services department including circulation, reserve, interlibrary loan, the public patron program, media services, as well as planning and overseeing projects involving the physical collections of the law library, including shelving material, shifting the collection, planning the layout of the collection, and monitoring the collection’s use and growth. The Head of Access Services is directly responsible for establishing, implementing, and evaluating policies and procedures in the Access Services department.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Head of Access Services directly supervises 5 FTE staff members (4 full-time, 2 part-time) and indirectly as many as 15 student assistants; works closely with members of the Cataloging, Acquisitions, and Reference departments; and interacts with diverse groups and individuals outside of the library.  Duties include but are not limited to:

ADMINISTRATION OF ACCESS SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Supervision and Staff Development

  • Supervises, mentors, and develops Access Services staff by providing assistance and setting an atmosphere that promotes effective work performance.
  • Develops short- and long-term strategies for staff development and training.
  • Makes final personnel decisions for the entire range of employment actions.

Circulation

  • Oversees library circulation and reserve system, performs all circulation functions, processes notices and reports, resolves complex circulation problems, and assures documentation of policies and procedures and training staff.
  • Establishes, evaluates, documents, and implements circulation policies in order to deliver needed research materials and to promote equitable access to library resources.
  • Establishes, evaluates, documents, and implements interlibrary loan (ILL) policies in order to provide materials to other libraries through the ILL program; and coordinates with other departments as needed.
  • Manages the library’s circulation (fulfillment) module in ALMA, which includes collaborating with the Systems Librarian to make necessary adjustments and improvements to local settings, as well as providing feedback on consortium level settings.

Library Access

  • Works with library administration to establish hours of operations and access policies.
  • Ensures that policies, hours, and other access information are correct on the library’s website.
  • Serves as a contact point for people requesting access to the library and its services, and provides oversight of the library’s public patron program.

Physical Collection & Spaces

  • Oversees the print collection, including reshelving, incorporating new materials, inventories, and collaborating to resolve collection issues or problems with other departments.
  • Manages the planning of projects involving the physical aspects of law library’s print collection, including shelving, shifting, layout, and monitoring of collection use and growth.
  • Manages the overall operation and functioning related to media services, including supervising the media and photocopy assistants, and training personnel for this area.

Planning & Statistics

  • Develops and implements comprehensive plans, policies, and procedures for staff.
  • Meets and collaborates with other library units and departments in order to solve complex problems and review procedures.
  • Compiles and maintains statistics related to circulation, library use, and space as required by the ABA, ARL, US News, and other organizations or as needed for internal evaluation.
  • Analyzes and interprets these statistics and other information to forecast trends and plan for events.

COLLABORATION WITH OUTSIDE DEPARTMENTS

Georgetown and Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC)

  • Maintains a strong working relationship with the access services departments of other Georgetown libraries, especially to facilitate joint projects or services related to the library’s participation in the WRLC Consortium.
  • Serves on WRLC Consortium committees or groups and maintains relationships with WRLC access librarians.

Law Center Departments

Meets and collaborates with other units and departments in order to solve complex problems and review procedures. Examples include: Public Safety to ensure access for visitors, alumni, visitors, and researchers seeking to access the library and its collection; and the Registrar’s office.

SERVICE AND CURRENT AWARENESS

  • Participates in library committees and forums, search committees, and task forces to contribute to the over-all welfare of the library operations or to represent the unit.
  • As needed, performs for other departments or sections as part of library-wide efforts in cross-training and personal development.
  • Participates in professional organizations such as the American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, and the Law Librarians Society of the District of Columbia (LLSDC) as a representative of the library and to actively participate in the advancement and promotion of the librarian profession; and serves in various leadership capacities within these groups.
  • Maintains current awareness of new technologies and library trends by following news sources and participating in workshops and classes.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • At least three years of library experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong service orientation
  • Ability to work under pressure and to set priorities
  • Integrated library systems experience (Alma preferred).
  • Interlibrary loan systems experience

Preferred

  • Juris Doctor from ABA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • Law library experience
  • Knowledge of legal materials

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Position: Research Specialist
Location: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are currently seeking a Research Specialist who will report to the firm’s Research Services Manager.

The position can reside in the Dallas, Houston, New York, Philadelphia or Washington, DC office.

The Research & Information Services department is critical to the firm’s day-to-day operations. Our Research Specialists are highly skilled in providing actionable intelligence which is used to make informed legal and business decisions.

We are looking for a forward-thinking, proactive, analytical and confident individual with impeccable research skills, business acumen, acute attention to detail, who thrives in a fast paced, strong team-oriented environment, and is passionate about the profession. The Research Specialist will have an opportunity to interact with members of the firm around the globe and have exposure to all types of legal and business work.

Key responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Analyzes and distills information to provide actionable intelligence from internal and external resources for the firm’s attorneys, marketing/business development teams, and additional business services teams.
  • Initiates and develops strong relationships with designated practice groups [Intellectual Property, Tax, Financial Restructuring and International Trade practices] in order to actively collaborate with stakeholders, promote the efficient use of resources, and work together towards common goals.
  • Monitor industry developments and curate intelligence in order to alert key stakeholders of critical legal and commercial events.
  • Partner with practice groups in the assessment of resources, identifying opportunities and making recommendations for purchase and cancellation.
  • Attend, initiate, and participate in team and practice group meetings.
  • Provide back-up coverage in the event of other department staff member absences.
  • Develop/Schedule and follow-up on training for attorneys, paralegals and others, including initial skills assessment and on-boarding processes.
  • Maintain awareness of current legal and business research materials, techniques, strategies and resources; build research skills in new areas of the law and new technologies.
  • Assist in resolving technical problems and issues, as appropriate.
  • Undertake work to support ad hoc firm and practice group initiatives, as assigned.
  • Handle administrative and other projects, as assigned.

Qualifications (Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • Master of Library Science degree [and/or] J.D. from accredited institution preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years law firm or relevant research experience.
  • Exceptional analytical and research skills including familiarity with the wide range of legal and business materials found across various practices.
  • Substantive understanding of legal and business resources literature, its organization and availability in a multitude of formats.
  • Familiarity with – and enthusiasm for exploring – emerging technologies, their licensing methods, and their uses in improving research service provision.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Confident and approachable manner when communicating with senior levels at the firm.
  • Desire to proactively seek out and disseminate additional information and analysis, beyond that which may have been requested.
  • Creativity of thought when seeking solutions, collaborating with stakeholders and working towards the firm’s common goals.
  • Energetic and highly-motivated work ethic, and the desire to constantly seek out ways to improve knowledge and processes.
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word, and document management systems.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion.
  • Demonstrates flexibility under pressure, and the ability to quickly and efficiently adapt to potentially competing priorities.
  • Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people in a team setting.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships within the department, practice groups, office and firm.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with clients, vendors and others outside the firm.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Commitment to professional growth.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP participates in E-Verify for purposes of verifying employment eligibility

To apply:

https://akingump-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=263&version=1

Please apply by April 2, 2021.

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Under the direction of the Research Services Director, the Sr. Research  Analyst performs legal and business research and related services to remotely support the informational needs of the firm and its clients. The Sr. Research Analyst is part of a team of research professionals based in New York and D.C. This role also involves collaboration with other team members related to Knowledge & Innovation (K&I) initiatives including resource management and optimization. This position requires significant law firm experience in a research role and is based in northern California.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Essential Functions):

  • Performs all research required to assist lawyers and other firm personnel as well as external clients in obtaining information in support of the firm’s business. This includes undertaking complex research assignments requiring the utilization of specialized databases, legal and business information sources, web-based sites and print resources.
  • Markets and promotes awareness of Research and K&I service offerings.
  • Participates in the development of educational materials and leads instructional programs for lawyers and other firm personnel.
  • Assists in the continual evaluation of new research applications ensuring that the firm’s knowledge assets are sufficient to support the needs of the business.
  • Handles projects related to resource optimization and management including resolving basic resource access issues.
  • Works on special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Accounts for billable time by submitting diaries on a regular basis.

 JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Education and/or Experience

  • M.L.S. from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of seven years’ research experience in a law firm setting.

Competencies

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

  • Demonstrated technical proficiency to resolve issues with the firm’s electronic resources management system or other such tools.
  • The ability to think of creative solutions to novel or difficult research assignments.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and customer service skills.
  • An effective collaborator with the ability to work well with staff at all levels of the firm. Self-starter with a strong time management skills so as to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently, many under tight deadlines.
  • Strong sense of urgency and professional dedication.

WORK REQUIREMENTS:

(i.e. Normal office hours, travel, offsite work, weekends, overtime, etc. (List hours/shifts)

Remote and located in California. Assigned primarily to support West Coast research operations as well as provide assistance to other firm offices,  Mon. thru Fr. from 9:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. (PST). Flexibility to work outside normal business hours when required. Travel Requirements: Ability to travel to the San Francisco as required. Travel to the NY office up to two times per annum is also required.

Disclaimer Statement
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of the work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Chief, Collections Management Division)
Location: Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 369363.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The Chief of the Collections Management Division (CMD) is the Library’s officer for planning, development and implementation of a program to ensure collections are securely and safely available from the time they enter the National collection and throughout their lifecycle. This includes maintenance of chain-of-custody throughout circulation, inside the Library’s premises and externally; safe and secure transportation of materials; and the development and oversight of storage facilities that meet appropriate security and preservation requirements. As a Chief in the Preservation Directorate, the Chief CMD is supported in these functions by the expertise of the Directorate’s other Divisions: Conservation, Preservation Services, and Research and Testing. Works closely with subject matter expert staff throughout the Library’s references, research, and collecting Divisions to develop the strategy, plans, and processes required to meet the Library’s user services goals, and works with offices throughout the agency to integrate collections space planning, security, and logistics with overall agency operations.

Serves as the Library’s expert responsible for space planning for collections Library-wide, both on Capitol Hill and other sites, and has delegated custodial responsibility for the general book collections, considered internationally significant in their research value, scope and importance. Serves as the Library’s security officer for the general collections and as a leader in developing and implementing security policies for the collections of the Library as a whole. Develops policies governing the provision of all or portions of items in the Library collections through loan of items themselves, and the provision of information other means such as electronic transmission. These programs reflect the Library’s responsibilities as the National Library in supporting and adequately reflecting current research and other needs of Congressional, governmental, and scholarly clients of the Library of Congress (LOC).

Performs the human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised, including the Assistant Chief CMD and subject matter staff of the CMD office. Establishes and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff members. Provides informal feedback and regularly evaluates staff on organizational performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters.

Serves as the primary advisor on library collections security, collections storage space, collections inventory management and stack management. Advises senior staff and officials at multiple levels of the service unit and agency on matters related to the management of the collections including issues of access, security, inventory control, space, retrieval and organization. Advises on the appropriate methods and techniques to use in order to achieve program goals and objectives. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies essential to the resolution of far-reaching strategic and operational goals.

Responsible for the formulation and administration of policies affecting the mission of the CMD, Library Services (LS), and the LOC in the areas of collections access, security, inventory management, logistics, and collections storage.Provides broad policy guidance to managers to ensure effective integration of operational resources involved in implementing CMD and LS programs and initiatives. Is responsible for implementing policy direction for cross-cutting initiatives that may require coordination among LS divisions and various components of the Library. Directs the development, planning, and implementation of policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging and/or critical Service Unit and agency programs and objectives.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with senior leaders in the Library and various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public.Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with management and officials at the LOC, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of LS and the LOC.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the CMD. Primarily responsible for the direction and management of inventory management, collections storage space planning and management, access, and security of the Library’s collections to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives of LS and the LOC. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends action to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Candance Group, Silver Spring, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Joblist .

Description

Responsibilities:

  • Interlibrary loan work, processing orders and sending materials to other libraries
  • Tracking loaned and borrowed materials to insure timely return using Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  • Processing library materials, including preparing and updating shelf lists
  • Identifying and preparing library materials for binding
  • Integrated library system support
  • Register staff for access to databases and other online services
  • Organize routine training
  • Copy cataloging
  • Circulation and ready reference support
  • Preparing requisitions or other procurement documents for purchase of library materials
  • Preparing multi-media and/or paper-based presentations
  • Other duties as assigned, related to work the library performs

Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship mandatory
  • Must have 3 years specialized experience in a library that provided specific knowledge of library rules, policies, and procedures for circulation and technical service including library systems, procedures, and theory
  • An associate degree from recognized college or technical institute with 16 credits in library science may be substituted for specialized experience
  • Must have experience or training that demonstrates knowledge of Integrated Library Systems (ILS), library applications, and other information technologies
  • Must have experience in a library that provides the applicant with general knowledge of standard library rules, policies, knowledge of cataloging rules (copy cataloging), and procedures in circulation services
  • Experience performing medical or scientific research a plus
  • Experience with EOS integrated library system desired
  • Experience developing LibGuides a plus
  • Experience working in a federal library highly desired

Position: Executive Director
Location: Wicomico Public Library
Salary: $85,000 – $95,000 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Innovate Educate and Inspire as the Wicomico Public Libraries’ next Executive Director. The Library’s new ED will value communication and collaboration with staff, the Board of Trustees, Library partners, and Wicomico County residents and provide vision and leadership to the Library throughout the County. Governed by an eleven-member Board of Trustees, the Library serves 102,577 people through three locations, a bookmobile and an outreach van. Working with 53 talented library staff and a $2.6 million annual budget, the Library will continue its focus on excellent customer service and broadening outreach services. Key initiatives include charting a clear course for welcoming and inclusive library programs and services; developing a new three-year plan for the Library; and becoming the recognized ‘face’ of the Library within the community while building positive relationships with stakeholders, staff, Board, and public officials. A key component of this position is fostering trust and teamwork.

Wicomico County is in southeast Maryland on the lower Eastern Shore and provides easy access to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, in addition to metropolitan areas – Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Salisbury, the County seat, is the fastest growing city in Maryland. Major employers in Wicomico County include Salisbury University, the Perdue Farms headquarters and the Tidal Health system. Creeks, streams, inlets and marshes provide visitors with over 1,000 miles of waterways to enjoy fishing, crabbing, clamming, boating, paddling and exploring. The County is rich with history and culture, reflected by the many museums and heritage sites, such as the Salisbury City Park and Zoo, the Charles H Chipman Cultural Center, and the Newtown Historic District. Wicomico County schools provide a quality education and have been recognized as a Best Community for Music Education. The National Council of Traditional Arts selected Salisbury to host the 2018-2020 National Folk Festival due to the Region’s unique cultural assets and strong community spirit. For more information about the Library and the area, visit Wicomico Links.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Trustees, oversees an award-winning library system and provides overall strategic and operational leadership with full responsibility for, but not limited to, the following areas: personnel and fiscal management; marketing and communications; fundraising and development; emergent technologies; facilities; and external partnership development through engagement with key stakeholder groups. For a complete description of responsibilities, see the full Position Description.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are: a master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and five years progressively responsible public library experience, and the ability to obtain Maryland State Department of Education certification as a Public Library Director within six months of hire. Proven experience working in a senior management capacity, including budget and finance, facilities management, and library automation and personnel administration are highly desirable. Reporting to a policy-making board and previous success in a multi-branch system are preferred. Residency in Wicomico County is strongly preferred within one year following acceptance of position.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $85,000– $95,000 commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. For further information, please visit Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller. This position will close April 11, 2021.

Position: Librarian Supervisor I
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $67,771 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Neighborhood Library Services Division (NLS) of the Enoch Pratt Free Library is in search of passionate and dedicated individuals to fill the position of Librarian Supervisor I. This position will plan, administer and supervise the delivery of services provided by a Pratt Library neighborhood branch.

The ideal candidate is an experienced and effective leader who is committed to innovation and expanding public services in a large metropolitan area.

Under the supervision of the Librarian Supervisor II (Group Supervisor), the Librarian Supervisor I:

  • Oversees the operation of a branch library.
  • Plans, administers and supervises the delivery of services of a neighborhood branch.
  • Interprets policies and procedures for branch staff and customers.
  • Supervises and trains staff in reference skills (including use of automated databases) and in the development of services to the community.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of staff time records.
  • Prepares evaluations for all branch staff members.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of materials collection that address the needs and interests of the community.
  • Consults and cooperates with various age-level specialists concerning branch materials and programs.

Requirements: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university is required. Three years successful library experience, including reference work in related or allied field(s) and in an administrative capacity. Strong supervisory experience is a must. Maryland Certification in Library Science required.

Position: Program Specialist, YA/Teens
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $46,074 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Enoch Pratt Free Library is looking for an experienced Library Program Specialist to perform the day- to-day operations of designing and coordinating youth initiatives and programs.
Special responsibilities will include the development and implementation of library programming for difficult to reach youth in the Baltimore City community.

Summary of Duties: The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department.

Under the direction of the Young Adult Services Coordinator:

  • Oversees the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Community Youth Corps Program (CYCP): recruits, orients, and monitors eligible youth for the program.
  • Works with Young Adult Services Coordinator to train, evaluate, and place youth interns in appropriate library programs and alternative sites.
  • Works with library staff and youth interns to plan library events for all young adults, both branch-based and citywide programs such as Teen Summer Reading.
  • Works with Young Adult Librarians, Branch Managers, and other appropriate staff members on youth related projects.
  • Works with the Young Adult Services Coordinator to ensure quality services for youth at all library locations.
  • Assists in the development of training materials, brochures, and flyers for youth programs.
  • Prepares reports, attends meetings locally pertaining to work with young people in libraries.
  • Works with other agencies, non-profits, schools and vendors to develop and implement programs.
  • Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Leadership or young adult programming related fields.
  • At least 2 years of experience working with teens. Master’s Degree preferred.

Position: SLRC Deputy Chief
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $77,607 – $98,375 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of an innovative, passionate individual to serve functionally as the Deputy Chief for the State Library Resource Center Office.

This management position serves a diverse local and statewide customer base. If you feel that you meet the requirements or wish to learn more about this opportunity, we would like to hear from you!

The Deputy Chief:

Provides direct administrative and management support to the Chief of Central/SLRC. Provides direct supervision and evaluation of assigned Central Library Subject Department Managers. Researches, coordinates and supports programs/projects for senior administrative staff. Ensures excellent customer service experience from staff with adherence to the Library’s mission and guidelines. Supervises the design and implementation of relevant programming and outreach to a broad and diverse statewide customer base. Develops relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs. Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team. Coordinates planning and project management related to the Library’s Strategic Plan. Participates in and may lead division meetings and work groups.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university; at least five years of successful experience in a library management position, including at least two years of direct supervisory experience over professional library staff involving evaluation, discipline, hiring, and termination; knowledge of Maryland State Library Resource Center operations. The ability to travel in Maryland with personal transportation is required. Must be available to work a flexible schedule including evening, Saturday, and Sunday hours.

Position: Librarian (Biological Sciences)
Location: Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Beltsville, MD.

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

Responsibilities

  • Maintains awareness of current developments in library automation and technical services through professional development and continuous improvement activities
  • Develops new resources for key audiences, tests with market research, and follow trends on new tools available to support resource development
  • Contributes to the development of NAL?s services in literature searching (including systematic reviews, structured searches, rapid reviews, retrospective reviews, etc.) and citation analysis (including bibliometrics, data visualization, etc.).
  • Creates, manages, and enhances data representing NAL?s digital and physical collections. Supports collection, organization and availability of information on NAL websites.
  • Responsible for collection development in the specialized fields of water quality, natural resources, alternative farming, rural information, and LTAR.
  • Prepares reports as needed or requested; maintains statistics; forecasts usage patterns and identifies potential areas of growing demand.
  • Interacts with customers to answer questions, provide information about NAL?s collections, content, programs and services, recommend avenues for investigation or refer to likely sources of assistance.
  • Analyzes search-related data and keywords, shifts in research topics, and customer information- seeking behavior to spot trends and identify opportunities for improving NAL collections, programs and services.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Manager
Location: Sibley Austin LLP
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300 per year

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

This position can be located in our Los Angeles (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT), Chicago (11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT), Washington, DC (12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET) or New York (12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET) office.

The Research Manager works collaboratively to foster a team-focused, global research team. In the spirit of the firm’s Service Excellence Initiative, the Research Manager serves as mentor to all Research Team members, assisting in more complex research tasks, helping to understand legal topics and encouraging participation in professional and legal educational opportunities. The Research Manager will oversee and handle more involved or time-sensitive research requests, as well as manage the team for specific projects. The Research Manager will directly supervise and evaluate assigned research staff, while implementing standards and best practices of firmwide Library & Research Services.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for day-to-day management of the Research Team; consulting on requests that are more complex; mentoring team members for growth and development of research skills, legal and other topical knowledge.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate direct reports
  • Provide extensive legal, business, medical, and general research and analysis assistance to Library & Research Services users when needed in a team-styled environment.
  • Conduct orientations and training for attorneys, paralegals, and other firm staff; participate in planning and presentation of educational sessions; provide quick ‘on the spot’ training sessions as needed; participate in planning and presentation of educational sessions to Team Members.
  • Assist in the preparation of instructional and marketing materials, including research guides and competitive intelligence dossiers
  • Participate in collection development including evaluation of new databases, websites and print material
  • Contributes to the firm’s Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a ‘can do’ attitude to the internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.
  • Participate in professional associations and attend meetings and conferences to remain current on sources of information, trends in information delivery and best practices.
  • Weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on any special projects or any other duties as assigned by the Director of Research Services or the Firmwide Director of Library & Research Services
  • Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Education and/or Experience:

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a law library, concentrating on research services
  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience
  • Expertise with both print and online legal research platforms, including Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, and CCH Cheetah

Preferred:

  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, and other related technology tools
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
  • Able to quickly learn new technologies and then teach others
  • Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/DoOG5MI5eRVysgzLFjqgL

Position: Analyst in Environmental Policy (Climate Science)
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Environmental Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the history, trends, and evolving status of climate change science and related multi-disciplinary aspects of global change, human systems, and technological change. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

Responsibilities
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Environmental Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the history, trends, and evolving status of climate change science and related multi-disciplinary aspects of global change, human systems, and technological change. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with issues related to groundwater contamination prevention and response, interrelationships of groundwater contamination with federal programs, and aspects of surface water quality. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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.

Analyst duties include:
Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

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

The position description number for this position is 4748.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Federal Library and Information Center (FEDLINK) is an interagency organization of federal agencies established originally as the Federal Library Committee by the Librarian of Congress, at the behest of federal librarians and the Office of Management and Budget (The Bureau of the Budget).

Responsibilities
Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, cooperative partners, and other specialists in order to establish contracts and share information as well as to coordinate processes within FEDLINK and between FEDLINK and its partner companies and customer agencies. As a consultant, recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Regularly explains technical information to individuals or groups. Conducts workshops and orientation sessions for staff and visitors. Represents the organization at conferences, seminars and exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development and to represent FEDLINK and its membership. Serves as a liaison with companies in a specific subject area or areas, e.g. cataloging, Interlibrary Loan, or reference services. As assigned, serves as liaison to FEDLINK working groups, e.g. the FEDLINK Education Working Group; serves on other LC committees or task forces as the work requires.

Provides advice and instruction in the use of training methods and materials. Resolves complaints from trainees. Recommends additional aids to meet the needs of the training program. Resolves important and very specific issues that may arise in the training program. Adapts current methodologies and guidelines to accommodate unique training situations. Provides training to federal library staff and partner network staff at the FEDLINK training facility, at regional locations, or at individual member locations around the world. Travels to numerous locations in order to accomplish duties. Collects, organizes, and/or analyzes training success statistics. Monitors and develops plans to implement training goals and to assure achievement of learning objectives within the FEDLINK program. Recommends and contacts speakers for FEDLINK events. Provides initial intensive instruction and ongoing training of lower grade staff, temporary staff, and interns, reviewing and revising the work as needed. Presents papers at meetings and conferences.

Organizes and coordinates assignments that involve complex and novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements. Uses initiative and resourcefulness to deviate from or extend accepted methods, techniques, and practices. Recommends solutions or resolves important issues when precedents do not apply. Recommends new companies and service areas for the FEDLINK program. Revises existing technical specifications for statements of work to reflect changes in technology and practices. Serves as Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative for one or more areas of FEDLINK services, and as chair of technical panels evaluating proposals from vendors of library services. Identifies areas for improvement in established methods. Develops and shares new information sources. Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of requests. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts.

Writes and/or edits materials of a highly complex subject matter utilizing an extensive knowledge of a subject area to provide accurate interpretation and explanation of the subject. Analyzes and reviews the preparation and organization of complex projects. Performs the review of the preparation and processing for the final material being produced. Provides technical guidance and trains new staff or interns in processing large and difficult projects.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Systems Administrator
Location: Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, MD
Salary: $54,400-$66,212

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

JOB SUMMARY

The Systems Administrator (SA) is responsible for the day-to-day support of the Library servers and data network. The work requires extensive specialized training and experience in servers and server-based applications, telecommunications, electronics, network communications equipment, network security, and network engineering, including wired and wireless networks and operating systems and cloud-based applications.  Position requires working well with users, performing under pressure, balancing demanding day-to-day assignments with long-term projects, and supporting weekend maintenance and upgrade projects. This position may require the employee to work in multiple locations. Continuing formal and self-education is required to keep up to date with constantly evolving technologies.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Server & Network Administration

  • Responsible for installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrade, troubleshooting, and customizing security settings for servers in a Windows 2019 Domain environment. Including but not limited to:  Hyper-V Server, Active Directory (AD), Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Web Servers, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Remote Desktop Services (RDS), and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Assists with installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrade, troubleshooting and repair of firewall, filter, networking (wired and wireless) hardware, telecommunications equipment, and related software necessary for network and internet access in the library system.
  • Assists with establishing and monitoring controls to evaluate system performance, throughput, and security; takes appropriate action to ensure 24x7x365 accessibility and reliability.
  • Researches, evaluates and recommends the best use of information technology (i.e., network architecture change, new hardware, software standardization) in meeting the public’s and library’s needs.

Security

  • Makes risk-based assessments of critical data and system backups and make recommendations for a plan of action based on priority, policy and risk.
  • Stays current on cybersecurity best practices to safeguard the library network and data and to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of library network and data.
  • Stays abreast of emerging threats and zero-day vulnerabilities.  Serves as secondary point of contact (after Network Supervisor) for Intrusion Detection and coordinates responses to breaches and other attacks to the network such as Denial of Service attacks, ransomware, viruses, web-based attacks, etc.
  • Helps Network Supervisor develop Disaster Recovery plans and Continuity of Operations Plans. Follows established guidelines and frameworks such as NIST, CIS Controls and PCI-DSS for cybersecurity.

Communication

  • Communicates understanding and support of organization goals and programs through actions and spoken and written words; interacts effectively with individuals and groups at all levels; maintains ties with external organizations; keeps all interested and involved parties informed of matter requiring their attention.
  • Reports project status to committees, supervisors and outside agencies; takes appropriate action to keep projects on schedule and within established human and financial constraints.
  • Implements established goals and objectives of the organization; devises and implements work methods and procedures; reports on IT department and projects’ progress and effectiveness.
  • Assists with training staff/customers on technology and its implementation, both one-on-one and in a group
  • Provides leading edge technical advice to all departments.
  • Prepares technical specifications, documentation, and correspondence, and other communications involving telecommunications and networked systems.

Planning & Administration

  • Ensures effective maintenance and operations of facilities and equipment.
  • Works to increase operational capabilities and increase efficiencies within departments.
  • Prepares management reports; collects, analyzes and evaluates data and information and develops conclusions, action plans, and recommendations thereon.
  • Develops and maintains informational resources and safeguards their use.
  • Uses financial resources economically and efficiently; helps to develops and administer budgets.
  • Assists with grants, e-rate, contract documents and submissions.
  • Procures, stores and distributes supplies and materials economically and efficiently.

Special Duties

  • Position will require occasional after-hours weekend work for deployment, maintenance and upgrade projects.
  • Subject to call in or to remain on the job for emergencies.
  • Position will require the employee to work in multiple locations on occasion.
  • Work is subject to deadlines and frequent interruptions.
  • Perform related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge required:

  • Principles and best practices for server operating systems and services, access rights, and server-based applications including web services and electronic messaging.
  • Principles, standards, and best practices for installation, configuration, and management of desktop/laptop computer, client/server software and peripherals.
  • Principles, standards, and best practices for installation, configuration, maintenance and management of network equipment, telecommunications connections, and cabling infrastructure, including associated operating systems, protocols and associated addressing schema, routing, switching, virtual private networks, intranet and internet access.
  • Principles and best practices for network security and Internet connectivity, including firewalls, filters, antivirus, antispyware, and threat detection.

Skills required:

  • Project management
  • Analytical skills to solve complex technical problems and recommend alternatives.
  • Effective oral and written communication, particularly for complex technical issues.

Abilities required:

  • Deliver excellent internal and external customer service
  • Work effectively and calmly under pressure and make judgments in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the work place
  • Transition quickly between tasks and reprioritize workload
  • Plan, implement and maintain secure and complex telecommunication and network systems and service.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the work.
  • Deal effectively with the public
Required Education/Experience

(Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience that provides the above knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, network engineering or management or related field.
  • Experience:  Minimum of two years of progressively responsible data networking experience that includes responsibility for server and/or network administration, engineering design, and management.
  • Preferred: Library experience.

Licenses or Certificates:

  • Preferred: At least one of the following certifications: MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, CISSP, GISP, or similar network operating system certification. Proof of completed coursework can be substituted for certification.
  • Advanced training and/or certifications on network security and firewalls.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Physical demands:

  • Requires reaching, bending and carrying moderate to heavy loads, up to 50 pounds of weight
  • Requires ability to move about the library
  • Requires ability to operate a keyboard and view a computer monitor
  • Requires ability to communicate using a telephone
  • Requires ability to carry and replace computers, monitors and related equipment
  • Requires ability to travel from branch to branch
  • Requires ability to climb a ladder in order to run cabling or access wireless access points

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The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of this job.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Section Head)
Location: Northeast Asia Section, Asian & Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Northeast Asia Section, Asian & Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services. The incumbent of this position serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work, overseeing the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians, and performing administrative and human resource management functions.

Responsibilities
Works cooperatively with the Asian and Middle Eastern Division Management Team to achieve ASME Division goals.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Determines the human resources needed to accomplish the work of the unit, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out the unit’s activities. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations, including quality assurance, for staff member which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and annual formal evaluations to employees. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Utilizes critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library function. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying improvements in methods and procedures. May serve as COTR or administer service contracts.

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the library acquisitions program. Assists in preparing and overseeing the acquisitions budget. Ensures the comprehensiveness and accessibility of library collections. Ensures that invoices and credits for library materials are received, entered, cleared, and approved in accordance with Library procedures and statutory requirements (i.e., the Prompt Payment Act). Ensures that vendor complaints and/or statements concerning non-payment are investigated and resolved promptly by appropriate personnel and offices; and for complying with audit requirements.

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

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director of Library Services and Instructional Technology
Location: The Park School of Baltimore, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Joblist.

Named one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher College has also been recognized as a College that Changes Lives. Located in Baltimore, Maryland within proximity to Washington DC and Philadelphia, Goucher is a private, coed, liberal arts college dedicated to teaching students to be complex problem solvers who are prepared for the jobs of the future. A Goucher education focuses on creating lifelong learners through an interdisciplinary, international education that requires 100% of students to study abroad.

SUMMARY

The Park School, a PK-12, independent day school located on 100 acres in Baltimore, celebrates core values rooted in the progressive educational philosophy of John Dewey. At Park, there is an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers. A fundamental commitment to inclusiveness and equity guides all programs and activities. Building on that commitment, the school recently developed a comprehensive anti-racist action plan shaped by students, alumni, parents, and employees.

Park is also building on recent momentum and enthusiasm for instructional technology and information literacy by creating a new position: director of library services and instructional technology (DLSIT). This role will oversee two co-curricular academic departments and be charged with augmenting Park’s student research program, which for Park is at the intersection of technology and information literacy. In parallel, the school created a new operational technology position (director of IT and information services) that, along with the DLSIT and two associate heads of school, will form a new Technology Cabinet. This collaborative model of technology governance aligns with Park’s approach to shared leadership and consensus-driven decision making. The director of library services and instructional technology starts July 1, 2021 and reports to the associate head of school for academics.

For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.

www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/park/libedtech

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Program Management

Manage a 9,000 physical space, which includes two conjoined libraries and other learning commons and workspaces located in the center of campus.
Supervise the library staff, which includes a team of four, and (in collaboration with the principals) the instructional technology staff, which includes three divisional coordinators.
Oversee the library circulation, archives, and collections, as well as various enterprise-level library databases and instructional technology applications.
Support students and teachers who utilize both the physical library and deployed instructional technology tools as part of the teaching and learning program.
Empowering Academic Innovation

Lead a collaborative process to develop a PK – 12 strategic vision and curricular arc for the information literacy and instructional technology programs in support of advancing student-directed learning and student research in all divisions.
Design, deliver, and oversee professional development and growth experiences for faculty and staff in areas of technology integration, information literacy, and student research.
Inspire the library and technology teams, as well as the faculty community, to model and support best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.
Partner with departments on major research and instructional technology initiatives.
Create and implement a vision for the physical library space to become a central hub for developing informational literacy, supporting technology integration, serving as an instructional design partner to faculty, and serving as a research partner to students.
Evaluate emerging tools, systems, and programming, and maintain local, regional, and national connections, in support of the strategic goals of the academic program.
Leadership and Strategy

Work in concert with the director of IT and information services, and under the direction of the associate heads of school for academics and finance and operations, to develop and implement a technology vision that meets the needs of faculty and students.
Manage the library and instructional technology budgets.
Serve in the Technology Cabinet and on various academic and operational committees, and perform other duties as assigned.

Position: Technical Services Manager
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $57,934.50 annually plus benefits

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job summary:

At CCPL, superior customer service is core to everything we do. As the Technical Services Manager, you will ensure that CCPL customers have the best experience possible when they access our catalog and use our materials. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.

Under the direction of the Director of Operations and Innovation, you will oversee and manage the efficient operations and activities of the Technical Services Department; supervise assigned staff; serve as head cataloger, and perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  1. Supervises and/or performs the cataloging and classification of all library materials;
  2. Supervises and/or performs the physical processing of all library materials (physical and digital);
  3. Monitors department workflow and sets goals and objectives;
  4. Supervises, schedules, trains, coaches, and evaluates the work of assigned staff;
  5. Works closely with the Materials Management department to increase efficiencies in providing materials to customers in a timely manner;
  6. Responsible for staying current with changes to cataloging standards and database record formats;
  7. Assists in the maintenance of the library’s public access catalog;
  8. Ensures consistency of bibliographic records and cataloging procedures;
  9. Oversees a constant revision program to ensure an accurate and up-to-date catalog;
  10. Identifies ways to modify existing processing procedures to increase efficiency;
  11. Ensures that department’s workflow delivers material to branches in a timely and accurate manner;
  12. Creates catalog records for new materials, including editing all bibliographic fields, assigning a Dewey number consistent with CCPL guidelines and current standards, and transferring records into Integrated Library System (Polaris);
  13. Creates original bibliographic records according to standard cataloging procedures as needed;
  14. Loads MARC records provided from library electronic resource vendors such as OverDrive, Hoopla, etc.;
  15. Maintains vendor records;
  16. Merges on-order record into correct bibliographic record when necessary;
  17. Verifies bibliographic information of additional copies and edits records as needed;
  18. Reviews and approves timesheets of assigned staff;
  19. Trains staff in standard cataloging and processing procedures of library materials;
  20. Trains staff to recognize bibliographic errors;
  21. Ensures accuracy of holdings records;
  22. Resolves database problems by merging or editing records and by initiating call number changes as needed;
  23. Notifies system of systemwide cataloging and call number changes;
  24. Supervises the receiving of all deliveries at Headquarters (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc.);
  25. Monitors department substitute budget;
  26. Participates in meetings, teams/committees/workgroups, outreach activities and training opportunities, as appropriate;
  27. Participates in the Carroll Library Partnership and works with local partners to maintain a consistent database;
  28. Performs other duties as instructed and assigned.

Education and Experience:

  1. Master’s Degree in Library Science;
  2. Two or more years professional cataloging experience, including at least one year of supervisory experience;
  3. Or equivalent technical training, education, and experience.
    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  4. Maintains Maryland Professional Public Librarian Certification;
  5. Thorough knowledge of CCPL policies, procedures, and guidelines;
  6. Commitment to excellent internal and external customer service;
  7. Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and the principles of collection organization;
  8. Ability to operate in a digital environment and learn new technology as it relates to the library;
  9. Ability to schedule, supervise, assign, train, and evaluate the work of others;
  10. Excellent communication skills;
  11. Knowledge of AACR2, MARC 21, RDA and BIBFRAME;
  12. Familiar with relevant computer equipment and associated software applications.
    Physical and Environmental Conditions:
    Work typically requires light physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes, or equipment. Work may occasionally demand strenuous effort in the handling of moderately heavy boxes or materials. Work may require standing or sitting for extended periods of time. Work may require stooping and/or bending.

The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, and libraries, e.g., use of safe workplace practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations.

Six Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Director, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

  • This position is located in the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Taylor Street Annex, 1291 Taylor Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20542.
  • The position description number for this position is 233393.
  • The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
  • The incumbent of this position may work a flextime work schedule.
  • This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is among the Library’s cadre of Senior Leader Executive Managers. The Library’s policy is to ensure that its executive management responds to the Library’s mission to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. The Library attracts and retains executives of the highest caliber.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the statutorily mandated NLS program of the Library of Congress. Responsible for the direction and management of the NLS to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives outlined in the Library’s strategic plan.

Is responsible for leading the ongoing technological evolution of the NLS program including the expansion of online and digital delivery of program services, such as identifying changes in the technical landscape of the future, the future of network and multi-state libraries, and the lifecycle of current and future developments in support of NLS generally.

Administers the NLS research and development, information technology, collection development, reference, library network coordination, and managerial and administrative staff to attain program goals and objectives; works with the LCSG Financial Management Division on the annual budget process and budget execution for appropriated and gift funds, and represents NLS at professional and management meetings.

Ensures that all services and programs anticipate the changing technology landscape, is responsive to stakeholder needs and demands, and establishes and executes dynamic services that are responsive to the changing stakeholder landscape.

Provides professional, technical and administrative direction for all activities of the NLS. Plans NLS annual program and activities within the NLS performance budget, and determines short-term and long-range goals and objectives. Determines research and development priorities, assuring that collections and delivery methods are relevant to patron needs, and that collections are served in a timely and efficient manner.

Determines program priorities in consultation with other Library managers and NLS advisory groups. Develops and recommends policies governing the use of collection materials, and the provision of reference and research services to meet the needs of eligible users. Directs and fosters growth and maintenance of the NLS collections and works to facilitate and increase their use and access.

Works with subordinate managers in planning programs, policies and procedures for the NLS, and expanding the program in accordance with Marrakesh. Serves as chief management official of the NLS, exercising managerial authority and oversight in all areas cited above. Cooperates with officials in other government agencies and institutions interested in collaborative projects and inter-agency agreements to benefit the Library and the NLS. Responds to congressional inquiries and requests, and testifies before congressional committees on budget and program matters.

Performs the full range of human-resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Hires and assigns staff as required. Sets and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff and oversees performance management in accordance with Library regulations, procedures and collective bargaining agreements. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on job performance.

Develops, conceives, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting the NLS, a critical agency program. Translates new legislation and/or Library strategic goals into program goals, actions, and policies and interprets the impact of new legislative or strategic planning requirements on NLS. Is recognized as an agency authority on formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad and/or long-range impact on the Library, as well as the fields and constituents under the purview of the NLS.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a wide variety of high-level individuals, including members of the U.S. Congress and their staffs, and other legislative and executive agencies to advance the mission of the NLS and the mission of the Library of Congress.

Serves as primary agency advisor on collections, services, programs and events of the NLS. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels in the Library of Congress, including senior staff of Library Collections and Services Group and the Library on matters affecting the NLS. Advises senior staff on the appropriate methods to achieve program goals and objectives. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and challenges affecting library service to blind and print disabled individuals.

Position: Research Manager
Location: Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage the research services function of the Library Services Department to provide strategic information support to the firm, including determining research priorities and recommending new resources and tools

Recommend policies for research operations and for the use of research resources and tools

Plan, manage, and promote access to and use of research services, resources, and tools, including training initiatives

Supervise the Reference Librarians, including providing mentoring in research methods and skills and encouraging professional development

Provide research consultation and analysis, research project strategy, and manage specialized topical, legislative, docket, and regulatory monitoring services

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions)
Location: Securities and Exchange Commission
Salary: $130,364 to $218,671 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Office of Chief Data Officer is responsible for leading the development of SEC’s data management strategy and priorities; enabling data analytics to support enforcement, examinations, and policymaking; ensuring that the agency collects only the data needed to fulfill its mission and can effectively secure.

OCDO includes the Information Services Branch, which delivers information expertise and a high-quality portfolio of business, law, and finance resources to support mission critical work.

Responsibilities

If selected, you will report the Chief Librarian and serve as a Senior Librarian, specializing in acquisitions librarianship.

Typical duties include:

  • Serves as Senior Librarian with expertise in the fields of government contracting and procurement of data and information products and services.
  • Leads the Library’s procurement activities for data and information resources on behalf of the SEC nationwide.
  • Serves as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on data and information source contracts.
  • Understands the nature and content of the resources procured and also provides recommendations for the continuation or the cancellation of these resources.
  • Resolves complex acquisitions problems and applies knowledge of current issues and trends in data and information resource acquisitions to improve operations and services.
  • Develops and implements policies, procedures, standards and goals related to the procurement of data and information products and services to continuously improve efficiencies and workflow.
  • Tracks funds allocated, committed, and obligated and monitors the Library’s acquisitions budget.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Books Support Team Section, U.S. Arts, Science & Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate of Library Service. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control.

The position description number for this position is 128318.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Uses standard techniques to perform further sorting and distribution for items not destined for the collections. Identifies items for the Duplicate Material Exchange Program (DMEP), for the National Agriculture Library, for the National Library of Medicine, for surplus, and for discard. Records receipts for all formats (e.g., bound and unbound ink prints, microforms, CD-ROMs, and special formats) on the appropriate entry in online and manual files. Independently performs serials control activities in an online environment.

Updates entries in online and manual files. Resolves a wide variety of editorial problems such as duplicate entries, additions or changes to treatment and selection decisions, updates to reference or routing assignments, consolidation of holdings, and claims of missing items.

Performs copy cataloging for various materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Creates and revises bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Refers problems and items needing authority work to senior staff.

Shelflists materials independently, adjusting procedures as needed. Consults the shelflist or the appropriate classification schedule to verify whether the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Learns to identify possible errors in the cataloging process and then consults with senior personnel before correcting the problem.

Receives and accessions various types of materials. Searches collection data in large in-house databases. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the appropriate section, shelf, or individual cataloger. Creates labels for materials and performs other end-stage processing tasks as required. Routes accessioned and processed materials to the correct locations in the Library.

Communicates with a broad spectrum of clients regarding routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides forms and instructions for securing these services. Provides technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library services such as ISSN, Copyright, CIP, ISBN, U.S. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc. based on knowledge of these services and their differences. Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters.

Performs special searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data supporting various library functions for acquisitions and cataloging. Efficiently searches online databases such as LC/ILS, ISSN, and OCLC to locate records for materials in hand. Recognizes the need for appropriate alternative search strategies to locate records.

Uses automated tools, such as macros, preprocessors, and Cataloger’s Desktop to process titles. Enters data related to production into statistical or management databases and runs reports as needed.

Position: Library Technician (Collection Care Technician)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $39,684 to $51,592 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the General Collections Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate of Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 062252.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Follows unrelated procedures and methods to support preservation and maintenance functions for collection materials. Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for Library materials from the permanent research collections for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are inappropriate. Houses collections-level materials by hand using protective enclosures such as folders, envelopes, sleeves, folders, or polyester encapsulations.

Places collection-level materials in alkaline file folders and manuscript boxes. Safely removes materials from acidic binders or containers and places them in appropriate protective enclosures.

Performs basic repairs to collection materials, such as tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; tightening hinges; and repairing paper using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper. Humidifies and flattens materials as appropriate and constructs pockets to house material. Conducts treatment in a production environment by batching similar treatments.

Ensures equipment is in optimum working order. Orders needed supplies; troubleshoots equipment malfunction problems; and refers to service calls when appropriate. Participates in ensuring the safe operation of equipment. Equipment used may include board shears, guillotine cutter, book presses, computers, mounting presses, Velo-bind machines, ultrasonic or heat-welding equipment, box-making machines, fume hood, pressure and spray equipment for deacidification preparation or sewing frames.

Completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases and entering predetermined bibliographic information as prescribed by the appropriate rules for varying levels of cataloging.

Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of microcomputer operations and of designated microcomputer software packages for word processing, database management, graphic design, statistical compilations, and bibliographic production.

Participates in meetings and in individual and group discussions on a very limited basis. Participates on Library committees and/or task forces and contributes to the Library-wide disaster preparedness and response efforts. Makes very limited brief and uncomplicated oral presentations.

Under minimal supervision, prepares a variety of simple, routine written materials in support of the unit or office, such as form letters or standard response forms. Prepares and/or drafts general correspondence in accordance with established policies and procedures, and in accordance with specific instructions from the supervisor.

Performs routine editorial operations, such as verifying spelling, capitalization, and punctuation; and reading proofs. Performs simple typing duties not requiring speed, such as typing headings on cards, form letters, general correspondence, and memoranda.

Position: Analyst in Natural Resources Policy (Resilience and Risk Reduction)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will address natural resources issues with a focus on risk reduction and resilience policy related to natural hazards, such as drought, wildfire, coastal and inland flooding, extreme weather, and/or earthquakes.

Responsibilities

The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the science, theories, concepts, principles, issues, and/or practices of risk reduction and resilience policy related to natural hazards, such as drought, wildfire, coastal and inland flooding, extreme weather, and/or earthquakes. This includes knowledge of the science, technological approaches, history, trends, and current status of natural resources policy, with a focus on risk reduction and resilience from natural hazards, and interrelationships of federal programs and policies with the positions of key state, industry, academic, and nongovernmental stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research, able to identify implications of scientific data and draw appropriate conclusions, and familiar with policy related to issues of risk reduction and resilience related to natural hazards. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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.

Analyst duties include:

  • Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.
  • Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.
  • Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.
  • Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.
  • Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.
  • The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
  • The tour of duty for this position is full-time
  • The position description number for this position is 4748.
  • The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
  • The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
  • This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
  • Applicants who are referred for interview will be required to submit a completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Analyst in Science and Technology Policy (Science, Technology, and Society)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Science and Technology Policy. The analyst will address science and technology issues related to the social and policy implications of emergent technologies and their adoption, such as response to disruptive technologies, the ethics of big data and algorithms, and the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence.

Responsibilities
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Science and Technology Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the sciences, theories, concepts, practices, issues, and/or principles of the social and policy implications of emergent technologies and their adoption, such as response to disruptive technologies, the ethics of big data and algorithms, and the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence. This includes knowledge of the history, trends, and current status of science and technology policy and interrelationships of federal programs and policies with the positions of key state, industry, academic, and nongovernmental stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative and qualitative approaches in research and familiar with policy related to science and technology policy, particularly the social and policy implications of emergent technologies and their adoption. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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.

Analyst duties include:

  • Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.
  • Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.
  • Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.
  • Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.
  • Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.
  • The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
  • The Congressional Research Service, within the Library of Congress, is part of the Legislative Branch of the federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.
  • The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Although it is the Library’s policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

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

The position description number for this position is 4748.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Librarian (Law)
Location: Department of Justice
Salary: $60,129 to $94,581 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Library Resources Staff of the Executive Office of the Antitrust Division. The Antitrust Division Library operates within the Justice Department (JMD) libraries network and is comprised of a large body of antitrust specific materials and a consolidated collection of materials specific to the Civil Division, to be used by staff nationwide.

Responsibilities

  • The incumbent serves as a Librarian (Law) performing research in the fields of business, economics, and law, with a specific emphasis on company, industry, and legislative history research. Responsibilities include:
  • Responding to a full range of complex or difficult inquiries, including those in a new or highly specialized field of knowledge (e.g. emerging industries), those regarding historical materials that are difficult to identify or locate, or for information that involves legal or specialized terminology.
  • Utilizing a variety of complex technical and specialized databases and other diverse sources to provide extensive legal and legislative reference services.
  • Utilizing one’s own knowledge various published and unpublished sources and electronic databases to answer specialized and/or technical questions and inquiries from clients.
  • Developing topical resource directories.
  • Answering reference questions, locating and selecting appropriate sources and analyzing them.
  • Evaluating the authoritativeness, currency, and relevance of the specialized information available on particular topics, issues, or problems.
  • Compiling electronic and paper information packets for clients (i.e., literature guides, resource directories, bibliographies).
  • Assisting in the maintenance of the library collection (i.e., multiple formats of research materials on federal laws, business, and economics).
  • Reviewing the veracity of the online library catalog with regard to what is on the shelf; editing and verifying catalog records for conformance with collection and established cataloging policies.
  • Reviewing a wide variety of brochures, websites, catalogs, and other sources to recommend new items and sources for possible acquisition; determining the quality of materials acquired from different sources and the need for new subscriptions and renewals.
  • Monitoring the quality of preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards and specifications.
  • Teaching clientele about research tools through one-on-one or class instruction.
  • Developing and maintaining library web pages and electronic guides.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Children’s Instructor and Research Supervisor
Location: Howard County Library System
Salary: $51,977 – $91,143 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: RESPONSIBILITY Positions Howard County Library System (HCLS) as a major component of public education for all ages. Ensures HCLS’ educational mission achieves its racial and social equity goals. Effectively lives 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. Advances HCLS’ educational mission, effectively communicating our curriculum, which comprises Three Pillars (Self-Directed Education, ResearchAssistance & Instruction, Instructive & Enlightening Experiences).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Creates and implements children’s educational plan responsive to community aspirations and achieves HCLS’ strategic goals. Ensures curriculum meets HCLS’ goals standards for quality and instructional design. Supervises and develops children’s instructors. Manages department activity. Participates in the planning of system-wide events, classes, and A+ Curriculum Enhancements for Children’s Services. Trains new children’s instructors. Assigns and monitors projects related to children’s curriculum. Serves as resource person to staff on children’s materials and curriculum. In collaboration with Materials Management, develops children’s collection to be responsive to community aspirations. Prepares and teaches children’s classes for children ages birth through 5th grade, including classes related to the Enchanted Garden. Visits schools to present book promotions, teach A+ classes, and provide instruction resources for preschool, elementary and high school students and staff. Provides research to the public by answering queries in person, by telephone, or electronic means. Teaches/facilitates classes, seminars and events for adults related to children’s education. Oversees collection maintenance and shelf reading. Hosts HCLS branch tours. Manages community engagement in accordance with equity goals, including liaisons to A+ schools. Participates in special events in the community. Participates in professional training and development. Requires vigorous activity, including standing, jumping, stretching, singing and sitting on the floor. Maintains regular and predictable attendance. Adheres to all policies and procedures. Oversees staffing and building security on an assigned basis. May be required to serve as a passport acceptance agent. May be required to work the Customer Service Desk. Assists with closing and building security on an assigned basis. Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Requirements: EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: Four-year college degree. Minimum of two years supervisory experience. People skills – ability to work effectively with others and enjoy it. Exemplifies extraordinary customer service skills. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Demonstrated ability to be positive, adaptable, and forward thinking. Demonstrated passion for working with the public, especially with children. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships. Working knowledge of HCLS’ collection in all formats available.
Thorough knowledge of children’s materials. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines. Ability to promote children’s curriculum throughout the county. Demonstrated ability to motivate people, build teams, and to lead groups, committees, and other planning structures. Knowledge of the community and current events; Tech savvy – ability to use programs/processes such as the Internet, specialized online research tools, office applications, as well as other library related programs. Current valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL STANDARDS. Job allows for some variance in work routine and considerable amounts of standing, walking, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling and sitting. In addition, strenuous activity is required, such as carrying bags or boxes of books (weighing up to 30 lbs.) or arranging rooms for classes and events.

Position: Senior Cataloger
Location: Howard County Library System
Salary: $44,004 – $77,161 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: RESPONSIBILITY Positions Howard County Library System (HCLS) as a major component of public education for all ages. Ensures HCLS’ educational mission achieves its racial and social equity goals. Effectively lives 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. Advances HCLS’ educational mission, effectively communicating our curriculum, which comprises Three Pillars (Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, Instructive & Enlightening Experiences).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Performs original cataloging for all types of materials when no LC MARC or OCLC cataloging is available. Performs copy cataloging for all types of materials when LC MARC or OCLC cataloging is available. Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and Dewey Decimal classification numbers. Assigns local call numbers to compact discs, talking books, and DVDs. Edits bibliographic records in accordance with AACR2 using MARC 21 tagging and Polaris Library Systems software. Performs authority work for name, series, and subject headings. Provides expertise for Cataloging staff on MARC 21 tagging and coding and updates of cataloging trends. Lead contact to resolve HCLS cataloging problems and answers cataloging questions. Researches and provides analytical assessment of cataloging best practices to Materials Management Manager. Identify cataloging anomalies in the HCLS portfolio. Identifies or determines cataloging strategy for new and innovative collection items. Participates as cataloging authority of HCLS projects and initiatives that require collection items. Develops and implements annual system wide training program on HCLS’ cataloging process and methodology, as well as industry updates. Performs monthly analysis of the cataloging output and productivity measures. Participates and represents HCLS on industry discussions regarding cataloging techniques and trends. Analyzes cataloging best practices, library service trends on the national, state, and local level to provide library and commercial cataloging techniques and recommendations to improve findability and speed of books to shelf. Provides resource recommendations to the Materials Management Manager. Performs other duties and special projects as assigned. Maintains regular and predictable attendance. Adheres to all HCLS policies and procedures.

Requirements: M.L.S. and a minimum of three-year cataloging experience. Experience using AACR2, LCSH and the USMARC formats. Knowledge of national and local standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC cataloging practices, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards. Knowledge of current cataloging practices. Ability to input and retrieve data accurately. Ability to search, organize, and record bibliographic data with accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to work independently and make sound decisions. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team effectively. People skills – ability to work effectively with others and enjoy it. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships. Excellent analytical skills. Ability to use sound judgment and diplomacy. Demonstrated experience working with Polaris, an ILS software. Tech savvy – proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and social media. Demonstrates an understanding of and respect for diversity in cultural and ethnic values materials. Demonstrated experience multi-tasking and managing varying levels of responsibility with short deadlines. Valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL STANDARDS: Job allows for variance in work routine and considerable amounts of standing, walking, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, and sitting. Job requires sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting, pulling, pushing, and driving. In addition, strenuous activity is required such as lifting cartons of books or moving heavy furniture, equipment, and packages, up to approximately 50 pounds while using appropriate equipment to assist such as a hand truck.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Cataloging Librarian II
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Charlotte Hall, MD
Salary: $54,167 – $86,668

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Southern Maryland Regional Library seeks a professional librarian to join our team. Acts as the Technical Services team lead which includes the monitoring of team workflow and performance, directing work activity, and supervising a technical services staff of five. Performs copy and original cataloging and classification of library materials. Maintains the integrity of the bibliographic and item record database. Performs NACO level authority control work. Participates in the development of department policies and procedures. Trains Technical Services support staff and member library staff.

The Regional Library technical services department is a fast paced environment which is responsible for cataloging and processing thousands of items annually. To be successful in this position, the candidate must be flexible, intelligent, able to utilize cataloging expertise, willing to learn, and skillful in leadership and team supervision.

ALA accredited MLS/MLIS required. Two years’ experience, or graduate level coursework in cataloging and technical services processes required. Three years supervisory experience required.

Salary Range: $54,167 – $86,668. Excellent Benefits

Application Procedures

All applicants must complete an application, which can be found on our website https://smrla.org/jobs

Failure to submit a completed application and resume will result in your application being considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee for review.

Application Deadline March 8, 2021

About the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc.

Vision

Advancing Library Excellence

The Regional Library collaboratively provides the public libraries of Southern Maryland with services that help them serve the citizens of Southern Maryland and beyond through shared resources, including people, time, and services.

At the Southern Maryland Regional Library, you will make an impact.

Culture

We pride ourselves on partnering with the local public libraries and libraries across the state and nation to provide excellent library services and in looking beyond to the future of libraries. What we do matters.

We are a learning organization where all team members are valued, not only for their daily work, but for their ideas, creativity, and potential.

We are a team of strategic thinkers, problem solvers, librarians, information specialists, computer geeks, and data ninjas who celebrate individuality, welcome big ideas and small ideas, and encourage growth through collaboration. We’re looking for people who can think beyond their daily activities to what could be and who are willing to work toward that future.

We work hard, laugh often, cooperate, collaborate, and learn together.

Southern Maryland Regional Library serves diverse library partners. Our customers inspire our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in how we approach our work. We acknowledge the role of racism in marginalizing Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and we are committed to creating an anti-racist organization that is inclusive and equitably serves all members.

Career Benefits

Work with dedicated professionals who are leaders in the state of Maryland and beyond. You will be given opportunities to expand your knowledge and become involved in library work statewide and nationally.

Where we are located

The Southern Maryland Regional Library is located in northern St. Mary’s County and serves Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s County’s public libraries. It is a rural community located about an hour and a half from Washington DC, urban Maryland, and even Northern Virginia. Living and working here will give you access to everything that rural life and urban life can provide—the peace and quiet of the country and access to the wider world of DC and beyond.

Requirements
ALA accredited MLS/MLIS required. Two years’ experience, or graduate level coursework in cataloging and technical services processes required. Three years supervisory experience required.

Four Positions: Washington, DC & Virtual

Position: Assistant Manager of Research Operations
Location: Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for an Assistant Manager of Research Operations to join our energetic, creative, and service-oriented global team. This position is best located in the DC office, but we will consider excellent candidates working from our NY office. The Assistant Manager of Research Operations will work as part of the management team to transition the firm’s print collections to digital alternatives and to develop new services in that environment and will assist the Manager with unit project management and oversight. The Assistant Manager has primary responsibility for supervising the Print Team who manage print resources in all offices. This team handles print acquisitions, processes invoices and transactional research allocations, and completes all tasks related to the physical library collections and attorney deskbooks. The successful candidate will be someone who enjoys managing people and projects and working with a team across the globe, and is highly proficient using Excel.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Manager of Research Operations to manage unit services and to develop and document policies, procedures, and other best practices to support unit activities.
  • Serving as the main point of contact in the Manager’s absence.
  • Directly supervising staff members engaged in the designated technical services systems, operations and activities (print acquisitions, processing, serials control, routing, and circulation) firm-wide to ensure the delivery of consistent and high-quality service.
  • Managing the deskbook program, including acquisition requests, audits and adjusting subscription counts.
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for overseeing and troubleshooting activities related to print materials, including space planning, weeding, and rebalancing the print collections.
  • Managing the relationships with our major vendors of Thomson Reuters, Lexis, and Wolters Kluwer and developing an understanding of the evolving use of print resources in our offices firm-wide.
  • Collecting, analyzing, and reporting data related to the designated systems and operations and using that data to recommend changes in operations.
  • Assisting with data collection and budget recommendations and monitoring expenditures for activities related to the designated systems and operations.
  • Establishing relationships and serving as a liaison internally with administrative staff and externally with vendors and colleagues.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of developments in technical services, resource management, library technology and systems, and resources relevant to the Firm’s practice.
  • Sharing knowledge by contributing to internal knowledge sharing systems, reporting at meetings, teaching, and other means.
  • Promoting the services of the Department firm-wide.

Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience, including significant experience in a law firm or corporate information center and a minimum of three (3) years of management experience, including supervision of personnel and project management. Law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment using good judgment.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in a busy office environment.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate, in oral and written form, with individuals at all levels within the Firm and outside the Firm.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness commensurate to handling confidential and sensitive material.
  • High proficiency in integrated library system software, MS Word and Excel; ability to efficiently search the Internet and experience working in databases.
  • Solid knowledge of legal publishing industry and players and of the organization of legal materials.
  • Reliability, dependability, and strong motivation to respond to requests quickly.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, 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. Our firm’s equal opportunity policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions, including, without limitation, recruitment, employment, assignment, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, disciplinary action and terminations. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster.

Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Click here to apply: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities

Position: Research Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Coordinator to join our energetic, creative, and service-oriented global team. This position can be located in our Washington, DC, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, or Los Angeles offices. The Research Coordinator works as part of a firm-wide team to support the information needs of attorneys and other timekeepers, management and administrative staff. The Research Coordinator handles the department’s on-demand reference and document delivery requests using internal and external resources to ensure cost-efficiency.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performing on demand reference and document research services across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and websites.
  • Actively participating in department and other internal firm meetings.
  • Promoting the services of the Department firm-wide.
  • Participating in, or leading, special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Enrollment in an MLS program at an ALA accredited school is a plus.
  • A minimum of one year of experience providing on demand reference in a law library. Law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of research methodology, print and electronic resources and tools in the areas of law relevant to the Firm’s practice.
  • Ability to make cost-effective use of a wide range of free and fee-based resources, such as Westlaw, Lexis Advance and Bloomberg BNA to conduct basic research and retrieve documents.
  • Familiarity with library and law firm technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, creative and highly organized individual with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong customer service orientation and a positive, team-oriented attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to forge relationships with management, colleagues and a diverse clientele.
  • Effective work habits, including the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities under deadlines.

Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, 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. Our firm’s equal opportunity policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions, including, without limitation, recruitment, employment, assignment, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, disciplinary action and terminations. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster.

Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Click here to apply: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities

Position: Part-time Reference Contractor
Location: Online Law Library, Fastcase

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

  • Company Name: Fastcase legal research
  • Contract info: Erin Page, 202-999-4691, epage@fastcase.com
  • Type of service: Online Law Library
  • Posting dates 2/4/2021-4/4/2021

Job description:

Do you enjoy legal research? Are you willing to train others? Do you enjoy presenting and sharing your expertise? Fastcase is seeking a research professional to join our Outreach team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting researchers in all 50 states in using the Fastcase research platforms.
    • Provide expertise in all jurisdictions with customers of varying experience in legal research and practice area
  • Presenting to diverse audiences, including via webinar and in person.
    • Presenting can include travel, so a willingness to travel is a must.
  • Creating reference guides and other materials for new and experienced users.
  • Collaborate with our tech team to create new tools to enhance the research experience.
  • Collaborate with the content team for new products and materials
  • Collaborate with sales to reach out to new and returning customers.

Requirements:

  • JD or MLIS with legal focus
  • 1-2 years experience with presentation and communication
  • Strong research skills with 1-2 years experience preferred.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to drive with a valid driver’s license.

We change the practice of law every day — the ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking innovator. Bonus points for computer science or legal tech experience.

Currently hiring for part time virtual position from 5-9 PM ET Monday through Friday.

To apply please send a resume to Erin Page at epage@fastcase.com

Position: Director, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
Location: National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Washington, DC
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Taylor Street Annex, 1291 Taylor Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20542.
The position description number for this position is 233393.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
This position is among the Library’s cadre of Senior Leader Executive Managers. The Library’s policy is to ensure that its executive management responds to the Library’s mission to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. The Library attracts and retains executives of the highest caliber.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the statutorily mandated NLS program of the Library of Congress. Responsible for the direction and management of the NLS to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives outlined in the Library’s strategic plan.

Is responsible for leading the ongoing technological evolution of the NLS program including the expansion of online and digital delivery of program services, such as identifying changes in the technical landscape of the future, the future of network and multi-state libraries, and the lifecycle of current and future developments in support of NLS generally.

Administers the NLS research and development, information technology, collection development, reference, library network coordination, and managerial and administrative staff to attain program goals and objectives; works with the LCSG Financial Management Division on the annual budget process and budget execution for appropriated and gift funds, and represents NLS at professional and management meetings.

Ensures that all services and programs anticipate the changing technology landscape, is responsive to stakeholder needs and demands, and establishes and executes dynamic services that are responsive to the changing stakeholder landscape.

Provides professional, technical and administrative direction for all activities of the NLS. Plans NLS annual program and activities within the NLS performance budget, and determines short-term and long-range goals and objectives. Determines research and development priorities, assuring that collections and delivery methods are relevant to patron needs, and that collections are served in a timely and efficient manner.

Determines program priorities in consultation with other Library managers and NLS advisory groups. Develops and recommends policies governing the use of collection materials, and the provision of reference and research services to meet the needs of eligible users. Directs and fosters growth and maintenance of the NLS collections and works to facilitate and increase their use and access.

Works with subordinate managers in planning programs, policies and procedures for the NLS, and expanding the program in accordance with Marrakesh. Serves as chief management official of the NLS, exercising managerial authority and oversight in all areas cited above. Cooperates with officials in other government agencies and institutions interested in collaborative projects and inter-agency agreements to benefit the Library and the NLS. Responds to congressional inquiries and requests, and testifies before congressional committees on budget and program matters.

Performs the full range of human-resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Hires and assigns staff as required. Sets and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff and oversees performance management in accordance with Library regulations, procedures and collective bargaining agreements. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on job performance.

Develops, conceives, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting the NLS, a critical agency program. Translates new legislation and/or Library strategic goals into program goals, actions, and policies and interprets the impact of new legislative or strategic planning requirements on NLS. Is recognized as an agency authority on formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad and/or long-range impact on the Library, as well as the fields and constituents under the purview of the NLS.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a wide variety of high-level individuals, including members of the U.S. Congress and their staffs, and other legislative and executive agencies to advance the mission of the NLS and the mission of the Library of Congress.

Serves as primary agency advisor on collections, services, programs and events of the NLS. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels in the Library of Congress, including senior staff of Library Collections and Services Group and the Library on matters affecting the NLS. Advises senior staff on the appropriate methods to achieve program goals and objectives. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and challenges affecting library service to blind and print disabled individuals.

Two Position: Maryland

Position: Metadata Librarian (Open Rank)
Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Metadata Librarian supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries’ resources, both tangible and intangible, through the creation, extraction, transformation, review, and management of metadata. Implements and supports metadata strategies associated with digital initiatives and projects, evaluating workflows and processes, with the goal of improving existing operations through the application of creative strategies and solutions for resource description. Recommends metadata schemas and develops workflows for metadata creation for collections to be digitized. Designs and provides documentation, training, and consultation on creation and application of metadata in the Libraries. Promotes and fosters partnerships with library colleagues involved in digital projects, special collections, continuing resources, and public services.

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

Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/81011

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education:
Master’s degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent professional degree with relevant library experience.

Experience:
Minimum of two years of experience related to metadata in an academic, special or research library, or institution with a substantial digital collection. Demonstrated experience with MARC or non-MARC metadata in a library environment. Demonstrated experience with XML-based standards. Experience with software and tools for batch creation and manipulation of metadata such as Excel, OpenRefine, or oXygen. Knowledge of cataloging standards, such as RDA/AACR2 and related policy statements, DACS, DCRM, LC classification, LCSH and related thesauri, and the IFLA Library Reference Model. Working knowledge of cataloging utilities, such as OCLC Connexion, integrated library systems, or digital repository systems/software. Knowledge of Semantic Web, RDF, and linked data. Understanding of technical services operations, and emerging cataloging issues and trends in digital resource management.

Ability to manage a broad variety of tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a congenial team environment and to interact effectively with a broad variety of personnel both within and outside of the department. Ability to communicate clearly, knowledgably and personably, orally and in writing, with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work. Evidence of strong customer service orientation. Ability to meet standards for achieving permanent status.

Position: Research Commons, Head
Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: This is a full-time permanent status track librarian position in the Research, Teaching, and Learning Department with responsibilities for overseeing the Research Commons. The Head of RC will expand on the educational mission of RC, including development and coordination of workshops and events; maintaining and developing services for researchers of all levels, from undergraduate students through faculty, (for example, IRROC and copyright assistance); putting forward marketing campaigns to promote RC; establishing measures and assessments in determining value; and assuming leadership for the development and support of a cohesive digital scholarship service, incorporating GIS, data visualization, data research and OER in accordance with the Libraries’ strategic priorities. The Head of RC will advise and contribute to the developments of commons models across the University of Maryland Libraries, including those at STEM, MSPAL, and TLC units, and provide leadership to their unit by supervising RC staff members.

Duties include actively engaging with colleagues across the Libraries and the campus community in developing and maintaining partnerships, services, and spaces; developing a strong understanding of research needs on campus in order to enhance service models; creation of assessments to determine awareness of the services, overall satisfaction, and suggestions for improvement; drafting strategic goals for the Research Commons; developing a plan for the comprehensive and coherent digital scholarship services. The Head of RC actively participates in services and collections related activities for assigned subject responsibilities, including collection development and management, provides instruction and in person and virtual reference services, and promotes services available through the Libraries.

The Head of RC is an active member of Research and Academic Services (RAS) division, contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with other RAS units (e.g., TLC), and with other units in the Libraries (e.g., Digital Programs and Initiatives). In addition, the librarian works with the Director of RTL and other RTL unit managers to enhance cooperation between units and to develop and maintain a departmental culture that is inclusive, equitable, diverse, customer-centered, and responsive to changes happening in academic libraries and higher education.
Requirements: Education: Master’s degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent professional degree with relevant library experience.

Experience:

Three years of professional experience in an academic research library with demonstrated increase in responsibilities. Demonstrated experience working effectively and creatively with academic faculty, students and library faculty and staff. Experience with research/information and instructional services, particularly in developing large-scale instructional programs. Experience or aptitude for developing new research-based programs and services with broad appeals to large and diverse audiences. Experience or aptitude with digital tools, data collection, data visualization, data research, and web and information technologies. Experience with open educational resources (OER), open access and academic integrity. Experience or aptitude to plan, deliver and maintain complex projects and strategic initiatives. Experience with designing measures and assessments to determine value, experience with a variety of assessment tools. Subject background in assigned disciplines demonstrated through academic degrees, course work, or substantive experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. Ability to maintain web pages, calendars, and other productivity tools.
  • Ability to develop and articulate clear expectations and guidelines for a complex work environment within Research Commons.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and mobilize others. Understanding of current and emerging trends in academic libraries.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including established record of published scholarship.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, build and maintain relationships with 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.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Supreme Court of the United States
Salary: $87,197 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This is a full-time position with the Library at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.
A telework schedule is permitted under COVID restrictions.

Closing Date: Sunday, 02/21/2021, 11:59 PM EST

Please note that this vacancy has a limit of 200 applicants. The job opportunity announcement will automatically close if that limit is reached prior to the closing date.

Responsibilities

Provides in-depth, comprehensive legal and multidisciplinary research for Chambers, law clerks, Court Officers, staff and others. Serves as a research expert in culling through resources in a wide array of formats and fields of inquiry to provide thorough responses to questions. Determines efficient and effective search strategies while under intense time pressure and tight deadlines. Organizes and synthesizes complex search results to meet research needs and expectations, working closely with individual requestors. Performs collection development through selection responsibilities and resource evaluations. Provides training and orientation to law clerks and new employees regarding Library resources and services. Participates in the design and maintenance of a complex relational database for research inquiries. Maintains broad programmatic responsibilities for long-term projects which impact the overall effectiveness of the Research Department and the Library. Works as a member of the Research Department with substantial independence on individual requests and projects, as well as in collaboration with staff in all Library departments.

Qualifications

At least three years of professional experience in a law library setting, performing legal research, general reference and legislative and historical research in both print and electronic formats and resources required. Experience with major legal and non-legal databases, including Westlaw, Lexis, HeinOnline, Bloomberg Law, PACER, Proquest, and JSTOR required. Experience in the research and literature of one non-legal subject area, such as empirical research, history, or business, highly desirable. Knowledge of a foreign language desirable.

Education

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required. Law degree from an ABA accredited institution strongly preferred.

Additional information

Working for the Supreme Court of the United States offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, and the SmartBenefits transit subsidy.

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The Copyright Acquisitions Division augments the Library’s collections by acquiring works through the mandatory deposit requirement of the Copyright Act of 1976. The position identifies, selects and acquires materials, and contacts domestic publishers regarding the mandatory deposit of published works.

Responsibilities

This position is located in the Copyright Acquisitions Division, Office of the Chief of Operations , Copyright.

The division monitors U.S. publishing activities and seeks to encourage voluntary, regular deposit and registration by planning and implementing outreach efforts; establishing and maintaining effective relationships; and administering informal arrangements and negotiated, formal agreements with individual publishers or trade associations. Under the authority delegated by the Register of Copyrights, the division also issues demands for deposit and monitors subsequent compliance. Non-complying claimants may be referred to the Department of Justice for prosecution

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

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

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

Provides routine copyright information to LC Recommending Officers and assists LC staff in searching Copyright Office databases via the internet.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
  • Ability to work with electronic resources in a library environment.
  • Ability to apply the principles and techniques of collection development in a library environment.**
  • Ability to use information retrieval principles.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of acquisitions, selection, and bibliographic control.**
  • Ability to utilize technology to plan, organize, prioritize, and monitor varied workload.
  • Ability to provide consultation and perform liaison duties.**
  • Ability to communicate technical information orally and in writing in a convincing manner to resolve issues and influence others to support a position.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Washington, DC: Two Positions

Position: Library Technician
Location: CIP and Dewey Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Lit Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the CIP and Dewey Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Lit Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 128318.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control. A foreign language may be required for this position depending on the geographical area for which functions are being performed. For example, staff processing and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language.

Plans and carries out many procedures to acquire library materials via exchange, gift, transfer, approvals, Copyright or purchase. Performs searches of reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases. Receives, inspects, and processes library materials in all formats received from all sources (governmental, exchange, gift, purchase). Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters. Assists in determining materials that need to be claimed and issues appropriate claims to suppliers.
Processes cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records.

Uses standard techniques to perform further sorting and distribution for items not destined for the collections. Identifies items for the Duplicate Material Exchange Program (DMEP), for the National Agriculture Library, for the National Library of Medicine, for surplus, and for discard. Records receipts for all formats (e.g., bound and unbound ink prints, microforms, CD-ROMs, and special formats) on the appropriate entry in online and manual files. Independently performs serials control activities in an online environment.

Updates entries in online and manual files. Resolves a wide variety of editorial problems such as duplicate entries, additions or changes to treatment and selection decisions, updates to reference or routing assignments, consolidation of holdings, and claims of missing items.

Performs copy cataloging for various materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Creates and revises bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Refers problems and items needing authority work to senior staff.

Shelflists materials independently, adjusting procedures as needed. Consults the shelflist or the appropriate classification schedule to verify whether the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Learns to identify possible errors in the cataloging process and then consults with senior personnel before correcting the problem.

Receives and accessions various types of materials. Searches collection data in large in-house databases. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the appropriate section, shelf, or individual cataloger. Creates labels for materials and performs other end-stage processing tasks as required. Routes accessioned and processed materials to the correct locations in the Library.

Communicates with a broad spectrum of clients regarding routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides forms and instructions for securing these services. Provides technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library services such as ISSN, Copyright, CIP, ISBN, U.S. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc. based on knowledge
of these services and their differences. Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters.

Performs special searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data supporting various library functions for acquisitions and cataloging. Efficiently searches online databases such as LC/ILS, ISSN, and OCLC to locate records for materials in hand. Recognizes the need for appropriate alternative search strategies to locate records.

Uses automated tools, such as macros, preprocessors, and Cataloger’s Desktop to process titles. Enters data related to production into statistical or management databases and runs reports as needed.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

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

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division is accepting applications under its 2021 Graduate Recruit Program for a Research Librarian. This position will be filled at the GS-09 level (see “Duties” below).

Responsibilities
About the Graduate Recruit Program:

Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.

About CRS
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 shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

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.