Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician
Location: Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.


  • 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
  • Registering staff for access to databases and other online services
  • Organizing 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


  • 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

Cadence Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

This position is contingent upon contract award.

Position: Librarian (Cataloging)
Location: Preparation Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate (SCD), Library Services (LS) in the Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (LOC), Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Librarian is located in the Preparation Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate (SCD), Library Services (LS) in the Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (LOC).
This position requires occasional Saturday service in the Manuscript Reading Room.

The position provides innovative and effective bibliographic control of the Library’s collections and leadership to the library and information communities in the development of cataloging theory and practice. A variety of material is cataloged by the Directorate, including moving images, graphic materials, sound recordings, manuscripts and archives, electronic resources, maps, and microforms in many different languages. The cataloging is done in an electronic environment. The work of the Directorate affects the development of Library programs and the standards and principles used by librarians in government, public, and academic libraries throughout the United States. Stakeholders include Congress, scholars and the public, and the larger library and information communities.

The incumbent will have regular and ongoing access to gold-level collections. Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for a variety of Manuscript Division collection materials sometimes requiring specialized knowledge of bibliographic and subject areas. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, object records, and holdings and item records for inventory control. Accessions incoming collections to be cataloged including gifts, transfers, and purchases. Maintains and recommends enhancements to the existing automated accession database. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Resolves cataloging and accessioning problems reported by supervisor and other Division staff promptly and independently. Recommends additions and clarifications to the authority files. Identifies items which do not require cataloging (e.g., duplicates); items which are out of scope (e.g., serials); and items for which a record already exists.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with supervisor and Division staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging procedures. Offers suggestions and advice on operational and technical challenges including those involving EAD, the Library’s integrated library system, and its web strategy plan. Collaborates with staff in planning and implementing the following team activities: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists in the training of others on matters related to cataloging, EAD, the integrated library system, its web strategy plan, and other emerging descriptive and metadata standards issues. Assists others inside and outside the Library with subject and cataloging problems.

Analyzes and organizes specialized information to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies library and archival standards, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues. Evaluates and selects procedures to meet specialized information requirements. Evaluates work to determine priorities. Identifies, examines, and evaluates information resources in the area of specialization. Reviews and revises work to provide initial quality control and aid in the training process.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 393988.

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: Records & Info Mgt Analyst Archival Services
Location: Office of the Secretary, Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Description

Leads or participates in archival and records management projects, working collaboratively with other divisions and Reserve Banks. The primary role of this position is to participate in the Archival Services program working on digital preservation projects including enhancing search capabilities and other functionalities within the electronic record keeping system; enhancing metadata and taxonomy standards; developing filing structures and defining metadata requirements to be used for new collections of records; and establishing, evaluating, and improving existing workflows used to process textual and electronic records. Serves as a project lead for electronic records collection maintenance projects including identifying gaps in collections, locating records to complete the collections, and reviewing collections to ensure that records are properly categorized and preserved.

Position Requirements

The applicant must have extensive knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of electronic record keeping and digital preservation, records management, information management, and project management and the ability to apply this knowledge creatively to a variety of considerations and business needs. Requires technical, analytical, and organizational skills in order to contribute to complex processes, such as categorizing and processing complex Board records, and responding to complex reference requests. The position requires specialized knowledge of electronic record keeping, digital preservation, and experience in leading or participating in projects. Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills, commitment to collaboration, and current knowledge of information technology innovations in recordkeeping practices. Must have strong organizational, management, and planning abilities.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician
Location: Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.


  • 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
  • Registering staff for access to databases and other online services
  • Organizing 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

Position: Librarian (Law)
Location: Public Services Division, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,030 to $93,638

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Public Services Division, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 11004.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement

The incumbent of this position is exempt from flextime and compflex time and is assigned to work a special fixed/rotational schedule that involves day, evenings, weekends and holiday schedules; and the selected incumbent “must be consistently able and willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays based on the operational and service requirements of the Law Library as a condition of employment.”

Responds to United States legal and legislative reference inquiries from Members of Congress, congressional committees, the White House, federal and state courts and agencies, libraries, the bar, and the general public. Inquiries may be received by telephone, in person, in writing, and by electronic means. Locates information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished legal and legislative information sources and electronic databases. Advises researchers on research methodologies. Directs users to the proper specialists, resources, or services within the Law Library and other areas of the Library of Congress.

Conducts legal and legislative research, and produces written responses to U.S. federal and state legal and legislative reference and research inquiries requiring tailored responses. Prepares reports, bibliographies, letters, memoranda, finding aids, informational brochures, research guides, and other written products. Gathers information from a wide variety of sources, both electronic and in print or other media. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends in the law.

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

Provides training for junior reference and circulation staff, and legal information technicians. May be assigned to review and/or revise work to provide initial quality control and aid in the training process. Conducts analysis of training needs and services.

Develops professional contacts within and outside the organization in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge. Professional contacts are with library users, supervisors, library staff, other national libraries, library and information networks, information centers, experts in government agencies, associations, the private sector, and/or research groups. Motivates and influences clientele to fully utilize programs and services. Depending on Law Library priorities and requirements, attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings relating to trends and issues in law and law librarianship for the purpose of professional development. Provides orientations to distinguished visitors and conducts tours, as assigned.

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

Reviews collections on a continual basis and exercises care to ensure collection material is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage. Reviews a variety of foreign and domestic sources for information about available materials. Contributes to digital collection development and management projects, such as web archiving and/or compiling and organizing websites based on current public policy issues. Determines permissibility of copying materials based on the preservation needs of the material. Understands current and public policy issues in his/her area of expertise in order to develop collections that anticipate researcher inquiries and demands.

Position: Middle Eastern Studies Liaison & Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian supports the teaching and research activities of the University by developing and managing—in all relevant formats—the Library’s collection in Middle Eastern Studies and other subject areas as assigned; by providing research, reference, and instructional services; and by coordinating the content and organization of appropriate web pages.

Collection Development: This position serves as the Library’s principal liaison to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students engaged in the study of the Middle East with particular emphasis on the Arabic speaking world. Will also have liaison responsibility for other areas as assigned. For the assigned subject areas: Develops collections in line with the pedagogical and research needs of the University. Works closely with faculty to understand and be responsive to their research and curricular needs, to keep them informed of the Library’s activities, and to integrate the Library’s collection and service resources into faculty research and curricular activities. Contributes to the development of cooperative collection development initiatives with other libraries and library consortia. Recommends annual allocations, manages vendor approval plans, and assists in monitoring the library materials budget in assigned disciplines.

Research and Instruction: This position serves as the expert for all services related to sources for study of Middle Eastern languages, culture, history and society with particular emphasis on the Arabic- speaking world. Provides general reference and information services in the social sciences, business, and the humanities. Interprets and analyzes the information needs of students, faculty, and other users of the University Library, in particular as they pertain to the literary research. Recommends and directs users to appropriate sources of information including those in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections and digital collections. Teaches library research sessions in subject areas congruent with collection responsibilities and creates research guides and other instructional materials. Employs new technologies to enhance reference and instruction services—e.g., social networking tools, multimedia, and learning management systems—in order to reach users in an increasingly online environment. In addition, the Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian is responsible for identifying, creating, managing, and maintaining the content of the web pages and other online resources related to his/her field.

Work Interactions

The Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian reports to the Head of Research Services, along with thirteen other subject liaisons and reference librarians. This position works closely with other department colleagues and with the department’s gifts unit, with the Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communication, the curators in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, and with staff of the ordering, receiving, and electronic resources & serials units of the Technical Services Department.

Eight Positions: Washington, DC

Positions: Summer Assistants (Three Positions)
Location: Library of the Supreme Court, Washington, DC
Salary: $23.40 per hour

Summer Assistant – Library – Research Services Department

  • The Summer Assistant in the Research Services Department of the Library will create and update research guides and bibliographies, work on weeding and collection development projects, and assist librarians with selected research questions.
  • Depending on the assistant’s educational background, additional duties and projects may be assigned.

Summer Assistant – Library – Technology and Collections Management Department

  • The Summer Assistant will work primarily in the Technology Unit assisting with digitization, including participating in quality assessment and inventory management, and editing metadata records.
  • The assistant will also have the opportunity to participate in Collections Management duties, depending on the assistant’s interests and experience.

Summer Assistant – Library – Technical Services and Special Collections Department

  • The primary work assigned to the Summer Assistant consists of creating metadata for a complex collection of Supreme Court documents and performing some original cataloging.
  • The Summer Assistant will assist with a re-labeling / item record creation project focused on legal materials.
  • As time permits the Summer Assistant will have an opportunity to work with the Special Collections / Records and Briefs Librarian to assist in processing materials for the Collection.

Position: Reference and Research Librarian- 6 months
Location: Federal Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.


  • Search for, identify, and vet expert witnesses
  • Create comprehensive and highly detailed expert witness vetting reports of friendly and adverse witnesses for Justice Department litigation.
  • Track down hard-to-locate assets. Routinely conduct searches on state databases, commercial resources, and social media to locate information on individuals
  • Perform complex legal research and legislative analysis of both current and historical legal topics using complex resources and specialized finding aids for the following divisions: Civil Appellate, Office of Legal Counsel, National Security Division, United States Attorney’s Office, Environmental Division, Civil Rights and many others. 


  • Solid understanding of federal and state court systems, how to read a docket sheet, how a case progresses through a court, what the different types of filings are, and legal terminology
  • Expertise in finding legal resources and government documents from a wide variety of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline
  • Highly proficient at locating information from free government resources (GPO FDsys,, and regulatory agency websites)
  • Familiarity with any of the following:  Lexis, Westlaw, Factiva, Ebsco, Mergent Online, HeinOnline, JSTOR, Proquest Congressional, GPO FDsys,, and regulatory agency websites
  • Experience working in a federal government agency highly desired
  • Minimum of 4 years of reference and research experience
  • Accredited Masters Degree in Library Science

Cadence Group is a certified woman-owned small business with over 25 years of government prime contract experience. Cadence Group provides support to government and commercial sector clients with offices in Atlanta and DC. For more information, please visit

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $133,465 per year

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Librarian (Law) position is responsible for providing in-depth, comprehensive legal and multidisciplinary research, collection maintenance and development, orientation and training in using Library resources and services, and has broad programmatic responsibilities for long-term projects that affect the overall effectiveness of the Department of Justice Libraries.

The following duties and responsibilities reflect requirements at the full performance level of the position (GS-13). At the GS-9, 11, and 12 levels, applicants will receive training, development, and/or increased supervision to eventually perform successfully at the full performance level of the position.

  • Provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services to customers.
  • Solves complex problems that involve relationships among different library reference functions.
  • Provides training and public awareness to customers regarding US Department of Justice legal and legislative library programs and services.
  • Designs, configures, implements, and evaluates automated library systems to improve services.
  • Creates and updates material for library websites, and ensures it adheres to all Department guidelines
  • Advises and trains experienced librarians in new and emerging library technologies, references, or related information.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Public Defender Service for DC (PDS)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Law Librarian – Public Defender Service for DC (PDS)

  • Vacancy Announcement: #PDS-2020-10
  • Pay Series: PDS 12/13 (GS 12/13 Equivalent)
  • Opening Date: Feb 20, 2020
  • Closing Date: Mar 26, 2020

Organization Description:

The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) is a federally funded, independent organization; governed by an eleven-member Board of Trustees, PDS provides legal representation to individuals facing a loss of freedom in criminal, delinquency, and mental health matters in the District of Columbia. PDS’s approximately 200 attorneys, social workers, investigators, and administrative and technical staff collaborate with each other to advance the PDS mission. PDS’s main office is located at 633 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. District of Columbia residency is not a requirement for employment. PDS is funded by federal appropriations, and all employees are entitled to participate in the federal health and life insurance plans, the federal retirement plans, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Transferring employees will receive recognition of creditable federal service for leave accrual and retirement purposes. Employment at the Public Defender Service is neither federal nor District of Columbia government employment, and all employees are at-will.

Position Description:

This position is located in the Administrative Services Division of the Public Defender Service (PDS) for the District of Columbia and reports to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The Administrative Services Division has eight full-time and one contractor working under the leadership of the Chief Administrative Officer. The division manages services that cover safety and security, building maintenance, property inventory, record retention, library services, copy and supply, reception, and other administrative tasks necessary to support the other PDS divisions.
Position Background:
The librarian provides professional research and reference services to staff attorneys, law clerks, administrators, Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel lawyers, clients and duty day walk-ins (when needed) using primarily computer-based research resources. Must have familiarity with D.C. law and expertise compiling and locating legislative history. Will provide reference request support from attorneys in the various legal divisions as well as requests for materials from social workers and the Executive Division. Manages the PDS Library which includes purchasing new materials, updating the collection, conducting an annual inventory, updating loose-leaf materials and pockets parts. Prepares the library budget and works with the CAO to maintain contracts with Westlaw, Lexis and Iron Mountain. Updates and maintains the PDS online card catalog, SCOUT. Develops and maintains an online D.C. research database on specific and frequently requested topics and makes them available on the PDS intranet as well as on the CJA website. Directs delivery of library electronic research services to all library users. Advises in aspects of electronic research needs, objectives and capabilities. Produces content and develops electronic outreach and training products including research instruction guidelines, newsletters, and training materials. Organizes and provides online and print access to collections of books, publications, and electronic resources. Designs and develops effective training materials for audiences including attorneys and law clerks. Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs for staff, CJA attorneys, and law clerks. Leads library web projects. Provides access to and training on Lexis, Westlaw, BNA, and other online research services. Evaluates emerging technologies and electronic products (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the CAO. Participates in library policy formulation and implements internal operating policies and procedures to meet the goals of the library program. As a solo librarian, performs administrative duties related to the operation of the library, i.e., requisitioning library supplies and equipment; preparing periodic and special reports relating to library operations; establishing and maintaining library files, records, etc., and circulating by email the weekly opinions from the D.C. Court of Appeals to PDS attorneys. The librarian manages relevant organization publications and subscription renewals, maintains and disseminates information on special topics and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution. Minimum of one year of full-time professional library experience or equivalent. Excellent online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw, and other online services) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources. Knowledge of library systems, trends and emerging technologies; ability to incorporate new ideas into research methods and shared services and strong customer service skills. Ability to work in a high demand, time-sensitive environment with the ability to respond to numerous research requests.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in a law library, familiarity with criminal law, particularly in the context of working with low income clients, and a Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited institution.

How To Apply:

Applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) a resume; (3) a list of three references (name, address, telephone number, and a statement of how each reference is able to evaluate your skills) and a writing sample. Materials should be consolidated as a single PDF and submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 26, 2020 through the PDS employment portal at (“Apply To This Job” button).
If you have questions about the position or our organization contact Jennifer Thomas at (202) 824-2337 or

Position: Librarian (Resource Sharing)
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located on the staff of the Collections, Exhibition and Programs Officer (P) in the Library Reader Services Department (PL-R) of the National Gallery of Art (NGA). The purpose of this position is to oversee and provide a variety of interlibrary loan (ILL) services as well as reference and reader services to NGA curatorial and administrative staff, CASVA staff and fellows, and organizations and individuals outside the Gallery.

Position: Information Literacy Librarian/Assistant Professor
Location: University of the District of Columbia
Salary: $42,974 – $60,000

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Brief Description of Duties

The Information Literacy Instruction Librarian/Assistant Professor is a highly visible position that supports the mission of the university and division by leading in the development and maintenance of the division’s information literacy program. Under the overall supervision of the Director of the Learning Resources Division, the incumbent librarian will collaborate with academic faculty and librarians in planning and implementing a program for teaching and fostering information literacy skills relevant to the university curriculum, and for developing students’ competence to discover, access, evaluate, and use electronic and print resources. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Technical Services)
Location: Government Printing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This vacancy announcement will be open from February 14, 2020 to March 2, 2020 or when 100 applications have been received. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

As a Librarian (Technical Services), your typical work assignments may include the following:

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. Determines the formats and quantities to acquire for various Programs.

Bibliographic Control: 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.

Library Technical Services Support: uses the ILS application (Ex Libris, Aleph 500), including the acquisitions, bibliographic control and serials modules and other services associated with ILS (OPAC-Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, Uses the ILS to perform day-to-day work to catalog, acquire and process information products. This includes performing research and problem resolution, performing quality control of data captured in each module of the ILS. 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. This includes, but not be limited to, the creation of documentation, evaluations of workflows and processes for enhancements in order to improve services for customers in the area of LTS responsibility (askGPO, WEB Tech Notes, ILS, and CGP).

Serials Management: identifies information products that are serials and processes accordingly. This includes performing serials check-in using the ILS. Researches and locates missing serial titles including individual issues to fill gaps in the CGP. Under direction of the Administrative Librarian for Serials, works to resolve routine problems in serials control involving bibliographic records and holdings. Creates brief bibliographic records for serials.

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: Circulation Services Specialist
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary: 20.70-22.25 Hourly

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.


The Circulation Services Specialist oversees the unit’s point of service, circulates library materials, and answers questions and addresses concerns about access, borrowing, collections, resources, privileges, credentials, and accounts. The position manages and maintains the condition of the library’s print collection and its accuracy in the catalog; it also ensures that the patron databases are accurate and is responsible for the collection of fines, fees, and the replacement of lost and damaged library materials. The Circulation Services Specialists collaboratively manage the unit’s student staff, including responsibilities of hiring, scheduling, training, coaching, and evaluation.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Steptoe, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Steptoe, an Am Law 100 firm, is seeking an experienced researcher to join its Research & Information Services Department in the DC office. This position will be responsible for providing sophisticated research and reference services to support the firm’s attorneys and staff. Expertise with legal research (statutory, regulatory and case law) and non-legal research is required. The Research Analyst will be responsible for analyzing and summarizing findings and delivering well targeted results. The Analyst will also be engaged in current awareness and monitoring;  training programs; and knowledge initiatives. Candidates must demonstrate mastery with legal information sources, including Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg,  docketing services and legal analytics. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required. Minimum qualifications for this position include previous legal research experience, and a JD or MLS (both degrees are preferred), strong writing skills and a commitment to customer service. Some weekend or evening hours may be required.

Apply here:

Steptoe is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Position: Chief of Library Access and Discovery Services
Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense, Fort McNair, DC
Salary: $115,329 to $120,566 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Defense University (NDU) is recruiting a Chief of Library Access and Discovery Services to lead a team in providing access to, and ensuring delivery of, pertinent and timely information resources in all formats. NDU educates joint War fighters in critical thinking and the creative application of military power to inform national strategy and globally integrated operations, under conditions of disruptive change, in order to conduct war.

Supervises and evaluates a staff of approximately 13 professional and support employees;

Maintains the Library & Learning Center’s position at the forefront of changes in technology, and the storage and delivery of information, interfacing with NDU’s Information Technology Directorate to facilitate convergence of information resources and technologies (databases, search interfaces, delivery platforms and vehicles, etc.) in the service of the teaching/learning process.

Ensures library electronic systems architecture, including integration and functionality, for seamless patron access to catalog(s), databases, and third-party vendor applications. Similarly oversees development of the library home page on both the World Wide Web and NDU internal web to reflect available resources and services.

Ensures accurate and timely classification and cataloging of the library’s print and electronic resources with access points and metadata providing maximum searchability.

Develops, maintains, monitors, oversees, and reports on library budget(s) in accordance with NDU goals and curriculum, serving as Approving Official for the library’s government credit card purchases and Property Manager. Interfaces with all external Library vendors, manages the Library’s government contracts, monitors acquisitions and secures serials subscriptions.

Responsible for the maintenance of print collections, circulation of print and other physical items, and inter-library loans.

Recommends and oversees digitization projects, digital repositories, and accessibility to digital resources.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $48,670 to $63,267 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Library Technician’s duties encompass all aspects of collection accessioning, maintenance, preservation, and retrieval. The incumbent’s duties include accessioning new material, preparing items for preservation and updating and maintaining the largest and most complex legal collection in the world.
The position description number for this position is 363669.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Inputs, searches and maintains inventory and/or bibliographic control information for the Law Library’s collection. The incumbent ensures accountability of receipts by timely check-in and/or inventory of each piece received in the Law Library. Incumbent also conducts physical inventory on existing collection items. Proficiency in using information technology to process, manage, maintain, track, and identify a voluminous and highly complex acquisition and distribution system for all different types of legal material.

Applies knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to resolve a wide variety of problems relating to managing maintaining and securing a voluminous and complex legal and government document collection of approximately 2.9 million items. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling before such items reach final destination.

Collates materials in a variety of formats and languages for making a preliminary determination on whether the set or series are complete. Creates item records in the ILS for all volumes collated for binding or filming. Creates online binding tickets for units to be sent to the Library’s binding unit and/or updates the holdings records to reflect newly bound or filmed material. Working with the collection, takes the appropriate steps to suppress issues sent for binding/filming from public display in the catalog.

Prepares items for digitization, including creating basic metadata and updating holding records to reflect new formatting. Independently locates items not readily available on the shelf. Determines advanced search strategies and conducts bibliographic and special searches in automated or manual files for incompletely or inaccurately cited requests or insufficient bibliographic data. Assists Law Library of Congress staff and clients with locating items by checking in files, such as the Class K Shelf-list and other automated and manual Law Library files. Searches the Library’s ILS to determine the location of the requested item. Reports findings on specific identification of items and other pertinent information, such as number and location of copies/sets, assignments, date recorded, etc.

Performs special searches of various computer, card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify receipt, location, and internal distribution of legal and government document publications. Ensures bibliographic and/or acquisitions data elements are accurate and input into software applications, reflecting item level control of the material.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Georgetown University Library is seeking an experienced, dynamic Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services to lead and implement forward-looking initiatives to engage with the work of Georgetown faculty, students, and researchers at every stage of the scholarly process. The AUL provides leadership and direction for a division that includes the departments of Research Services, which is responsible for collection development, instruction, and research services; Copyright and Scholarly Communications; Library Assessment; the Bioethics Research Library; the School of Continuing Studies Library; and the Woodstock Theological Library. Over 27 FTE report directly or indirectly to this position.

As a member of the Library’s Executive Committee and Leadership Council, s/he shares in the responsibilities for decision-making, resource management, strategic direction and development of policies for the library operations and services within a collaborative, team oriented environment. As indicated, s/he represents the Dean of the Library and the Library within the University and in local, regional, and national associations and consortia. This position reports to the Deputy University Librarian.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Administration, Management, and Program Development

  • Directs all aspects of the division, ensuring that the library’s strategic and annual plans are incorporated into and accomplished through division goals and objectives.

  • Sets priorities, ensures sustained progress toward achieving goals, and drives continuous improvement in operations and services. Oversees planning and resource management within the division.

  • Assesses operating and staffing needs, developing plans accordingly. Guides, develops, and supervises middle managers directly and through them manages a large professional staff.

  • Analyzes, anticipates and responds to the evolving library and higher education environment by developing emerging initiatives (e.g., scholarly communications, data services, technology-enhanced learning) into sustainable library programs.

Scholarly Resources and Services

  • Develops strategies for cultivating collaborative working relationships among scholars, librarians, staff and students as well as for aligning services proactively with academic priorities.

  • Oversees the development of content selection strategies to create and promote the Library’s extensive principal collections in all formats, including books, journals, databases, video, and data. Works with academic departments to assess the impact of proposed new academic programs on the library.

  • Works closely with colleagues who have direct responsibility for the library’s materials budget (approximately $8m in FY2019), delegating responsibility for budget allocations and assignment of subject areas.


  • Master’s degree in Library Science or MIS from an ALA-accredited institution plus a second advanced degree in a related field are required.

  • Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible administrative experience in providing services related to research, teaching and learning and scholarly communication.

  • Successful record of management and administration of a large staff, along with the ability to articulate vision, set direction, and accomplish initiatives in rapidly changing environments.

  • Demonstrated success in outreach to faculty, students, the University community, and related stakeholders.

  • Established expertise in managing library materials budgets and developing scholarly and circulating collections.

  • Demonstrated deep knowledge of trends and issues affecting academic research libraries, along with understanding of and enthusiasm for the role of the library in the research, teaching, and learning mission of the university.

  • Evidence of leadership and active involvement in the library profession.

  • Proven commitment to scholarship is critical to interact intellectually with members of a University community renowned for its excellence.

  • The incumbent must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and excellence in oral and written communications. 

  • Strategic, in-person engagement is essential for successful interactions within and beyond the Library, as is the ability to interact collegially and effectively with all constituencies, from faculty, staff, and students to alumni, donors and members of the wider community

Seven Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Position: Law Library Reference Librarian
Location: U.S. Court Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Recruiter: West 4th Strategy LLC), Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LinkedIn.

We need a Law Library Reference Librarian to work at the U.S. Court Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


  • Staff the reference desk, answer telephone and email inquiries
  • Assist in instructing library patrons with one-on-one training
  • Help coordinate classroom training
  • Help prepare resources for Court staff and judges
  • Prepare a written weekly list of completed reference questions to the Library Director.
  • Prepare a written summary of other projects completed during the week


  • Must have real-world experience with law library reference work and legal research
  • Familiarity with basic primary and secondary print legal resources in the field of Federal law
  • Knowledge of specialized legal subjects, including patent, government contract, and tax
  • Familiarity with Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law online legal resources
  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills
  • Customer service and strong communication skills
  • Able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Capable of delivering completed reference requests in pdf format by e-mail
  • Familiarity with MS Office and MS Outlook


  • Master’s in library science degree OR Juris Doctorate (JD) from an accredited law school


  • Washington D.C 20439

West 4th Strategy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, pregnancy, political affiliation, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.           

Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of the time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of the time.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LLSDC Jobline.

Job Description:
The Research Analyst will assist in due diligence and background investigations on entities and individuals relating to litigation matters, prospective business transactions, or third party relationships. A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s the chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead. To share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking. We’ve created a dynamic, energizing environment that promotes success for our clients and each other. We offer fast growth, connectedness and training in business as well as law. And our rigorous standards assure you are part of a diverse team of top talent at every turn.
At Nixon Peabody, our priority is to attract, retain and promote talented individuals who have an array of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, professional, personal, and other backgrounds. Therefore, we encourage talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. If you’re someone who’s looking toward the future, we’d love to hear from you.

Location: Boston; Chicago; New York City; Rochester; San Francisco; or Washington, DC

To Apply: Please create an application for Job ID 2846 (Research Analyst) at our website:


  • Conduct thorough background searches using electronic databases such as Lexis, Westlaw, Courtlink and Accurint, public records websites, Pacer, Edgar, and other sources to locate relevant information on designated individuals and companies.
  • Analyze material to identify relevant data points and connect findings among multiple parties and companies.
  • Maintain strict privacy and confidentiality requirements regarding research targets and findings.
  • Assist in training other Library staff on investigative research techniques.
  • Provide presentations to attorneys to increase awareness of Library investigative capabilities.
  • Handle a high volume of research requests from attorneys in multiple offices and practice areas.
  • Gather, filter and present a summary of research findings to attorneys and management to facilitate decision making and business planning.
  • As part of the firm-wide Library & Research Services Team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other geographies to provide seamless research service for attorneys.
  • Participate in expanding and/or improving research and information services, procedures and practices and other Library & Research Services special projects as requested.
  • Remain current in research techniques and available resources relevant to providing high quality research and information services. Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • 4-7 years of professional experience in a legal, corporate or professional services setting conducting investigative research using both print and online resources.
  • Master of Library Science or Bachelor’s degree with investigative focus required.
  • Combination of education in a research-intensive field with relevant work experience will be considered.
  • Experience with legal and business investigative research processes and resources.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills to be able to identify relevant information.
  • Ability to look beyond the obvious, being inquisitive and diligent.
  • Proficient at filtering large amounts of data and summarizing information into relevant findings.
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines, completing tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Capable of working in a fast paced environment under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to being a proactive service provider and providing service in a professional and confidential manner.
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented and organized with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent technology skills.

Nixon Peabody LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer: Disability / Female / Gender Identity / Minority / Sexual Orientation / Veteran. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Morrison & Foerster LLP, Based in any of the U.S. offices

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LLSDC Jobline.

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 17 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst within our Research Services Department. This role can be based in any of our U.S. offices.

The Opportunity

Join the Research Services team of a billion dollar global law firm in a dynamic fast-paced Research Analyst role. The Research Analyst works as part of a firmwide team to provide research expertise for business development efforts and client work. This individual monitors and identifies information sources and data to identify potential opportunities and presents research findings clearly and concisely. The Analyst also participates on firmwide project teams.

  1. As part of the firmwide research team, provide research expertise to support the firm’s practice areas and business development efforts, including research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
  2. Retrieve, package, and present information in response to requests from attorneys and colleagues in research function as well as other departments in the Firm.
  3. Handle a high volume of routine research requests including document retrieval requests, requests to mine websites and other sources, and requests to populate spreadsheets with specified data.
  4. Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
  5. Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.

Ideal Candidate

  1. Strong background in research focusing on a variety of corporate practices and transactions preferred.
  2. Bachelor’s degree required plus a minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D., M.B.A., or other advanced degree is a plus.
  3. Knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.
  4. Demonstrate strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.

Who We Are

At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We’re passionate about what we do. We’re equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect – for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are(, and what we do(

Should you find you’re ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!

Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.


The Research Services Librarian serves the public by providing access to the non-circulating collections of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., by staffing library orientations and research programs, and by responding to in-person, phone, email and letter queries. S/he reports to the Library & Collections Director.


The Research Services Librarian provides reference services in the Kiplinger Research Library as well as through remote library services. In collaboration with the Library & Collections Director, s/he develops and implements special collections library procedures that support the preservation of and access to historic collections in all formats. The Research Services Librarian manages day-to-day activities in the Kiplinger Research Library, working with the volunteer corps to provide access to collections representing local life in the nation’s capital.


The Research Services Librarian will be a detail-oriented and organized information professional who is enthusiastic about working with novice and skilled researchers alike. S/he will have a passion for sharing the culture, history, and diversity of the city with patrons of all backgrounds and interests.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience working self-directed and taking initiative, using exceptional organizational and communication skills in the daily operations of the Kiplinger Research Library. S/he will be an effective collaborator with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors, members, patrons, and the general public. S/he will enjoy learning as well as teaching, and show patience and tact. S/he will demonstrate creativity, flexibility, a positive attitude, and poise in a busy setting serving patrons and staff with high expectations.


The Research Services Librarian

  • Welcomes, registers, and assists library patrons according to outlined procedures.
  • Answers researcher queries and reference questions in person, and via phone, email, and mail, using professional techniques for analyzing questions and searching resources within the library, including all Special Collections formats and electronic resources.
  • Monitors the behavior and conduct of library patrons and ensures that library procedures are followed, especially in regards to the security and preservation of library and archival materials.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of all manner of library resources.
  • Pulls and re-shelves requested photographs, books, manuscripts, maps, vertical files and other collections materials; fulfills copy orders.
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of reference volunteers and interns, overseeing reference services work and long-term projects
  • Manages orders for image reproduction; conducts permissions research for publication requests; and manages paperwork and data entry for library services transactions.
  • Develops content for and teaches library orientations and related programs for various audiences.
  • Manages paperwork and data entry for library services transactions.
  • Collects user information and statistics, and identifies ways to improve the research experience for library patrons.
  • Works with staff and interns to advance the Society’s social media presence according to established guidelines to regularly promote the library and collections.
  • Helps preserve collections by handling materials according to preservation guidelines.
  • Opens and closes the Kiplinger Research Library on researcher days, prepares the Library for other events and programs.
  • Carries out other tasks as assigned to contribute to the success of the Historical Society and the operations of the DC History Center.


  • Masters in Library Science from a graduate library school accredited by the American Library Association strongly preferred; or related graduate degree with experience in special collections libraries and archival theory and practice
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills required
  • Comfort with public speaking and instruction required
  • Demonstrated ability to work self-directed yet with a collaborative style required
  • Excellent reference skills and ability to relate to patrons of all ages required
  • Ability to climb ladders, bend and stoop to access and move collection enclosures and lift archival boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Skill in all typical computer applications and equipment (MS Office) required; understanding of new and emerging technologies expected
  • Demonstrated willingness to train and supervise volunteers required
  • Strong organizational talents required
  • Demonstrated experience with local history collections, and with D.C. history specifically desired


The Research Services Librarian currently works Monday-Friday, generally 9-5, with flexibility for weekend and evening hours as required for programming and other operations of the DC History Center.

Starting salary $52,000 – $60,000 based on experience. Benefits include medical, 403(b), and Metro SmartBenefits. Central downtown location easily accessible by all Metro lines.


Applicants must submit a letter of interest and resume, including salary history or requirement. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Reference and Reader Services Section of Rare Book and Special Collections Division. The incumbent of this position serves as the reference librarian for the Rare Book and Special Collections Reading Room, and is under the general direction of the Head the Section.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The position description number is 138120.

Provides reference services to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, or from written requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily accessible, i.e., found 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.

Provides in-person, telephone reference service, and on-line reference service in the Rare Book Reading Room. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Clarifies vague requests for materials through the use of proper bibliographic tools. Verifies correct bibliographic citation for requested items. 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, using knowledge of these collections, subject matter, and the patrons who require them.

Examines publications, electronic resources, and trends in topics related to a specialized field. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies and describing research methodologies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials, and collection development activities including searches, and completing claim and order forms.

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

Coordinates the acquisition of items that are of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Reviews a variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas of subject specialization. Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify out-of scope materials.

Maintains liaison with recommending officers and subject specialists to coordinate acquisition of material. Provides proper purchasing information and correct bibliographic identification to dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, exchange partners, etc.

Other duties as assigned.

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.

  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of rare book and special collections librarianship.**
  • Ability to provide reference and research services in a rare book and special collections environment, including interpretation of collections and outreach.**
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage rare and valuable library collections.**
  • Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Reference Librarian (Hispanic Division)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The divisions in General and International Collections are the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the non-English speaking world. Reference Librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions.

The position description number for this position is 12535.

Uses integrated library systems and technologies to perform library functions, including reference services and acquisitions.

Monitors collection content and reviews a variety of sources in multiple languages, writing systems, and formats to develop and curate collections in areas of linguistic and geographic responsibility.

Provides onsite and/or electronic reference to individual researchers and groups.

Provides onsite and/or electronic instruction to individual researchers and groups.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized interest using best practices.

Assists in preparing programming and products on specific topics of recognized interest using best practices.

Orients library visitors and explains collections and procedures for using and handling materials.

Identifies, evaluates and provides authoritative resources, data, statistics, and information.

Evaluates publications and electronic resources for content coverage and trends.

Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition.

Monitors collection content and usage to ensure preservation and access.

Maintains liaison with acquisitions and cataloging staff to determine the quality and usefulness of collection materials.

Assists in developing strategies for the organization and service of materials, collaborating with colleagues to enable appropriate storage, preservation, cataloging and engagement.

Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions to provide informed referrals.

Other duties as assigned.

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 use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.**
  • Ability to develop and manage library collections.**
  • Ability to provide reference outreach services.**
  • Knowledge of the languages and cultures of Latin America and/or Spain.**
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Digital Librarian 
Location: Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $59,534 to $93,638 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The incumbent of this position will work within the Office of Mission Support Team (MST), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Information Governance Division (IGD).

As a Digital Librarian, GS-1410-09/11 target 13, your typical work assignments may include the following:


  • Develops or applies techniques for automating information description, classification, and extraction (e.g. auto-classification and auto-categorization).
  • Builds, revises and enforces auto-classification policies and taxonomies.
  • Searches, collects, and preserves information using automated record keeping tools, systems, and technologies in response to complex requests that include sensitive information and classified materials.
  • Evaluates the design and usability of information to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the OIG information life cycle and organization, navigation and find-ability of information.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes information to provide insights and advice to leaders to support business decisions.
  • Identifies sources and strategy for content capture, identifies issues associated with sharing content across and outside the agency.

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

Six Positions: Washington DC & Virtual

Position: Virtual Librarian
Location: Tutor Me, Virtual

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Looking for a virtual library reference gig? Become a Library tutor with TutorMe! Online tutoring is one of the best independent contractor opportunities for librarians who want to earn extra money, have a flexible schedule, and/or work from home.
We’re open 24/7, which makes our flexible hours a great fit for librarians. You set a tutoring schedule that works best for you, and enjoy tutoring online without traveling, searching for clients or tracking payments.

Compensation: $16/hour plus bonuses (paid weekly)

How to Apply: Please submit your application at In your application, select “Library and Information Science” as a subject.


  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree
  • Ability to provide excellent reference services to online university students in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive attitude and passion for helping others

Position: Business Librarian
Location: American University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

American University Library invites applications from innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarians to fill a tenure-track faculty position for the Kogod School of Business, beginning Summer 2020, subject to budgetary approval. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field at either assistant or associate level.

Responsibilities: As the Research and Instruction Librarian for Business, the librarian will be the point person for research assistance, information literacy instruction and collection development in support of the curriculum and the faculty research at the Kogod School of Business, as well as business-related research across campus. The librarian will work closely with the faculty and administration of the Kogod School of Business to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources. In collection development, reviews and selects research materials (print and digital) to support faculty and student research for Kogod. Provides high-level subject specific reference assistance to Kogod faculty and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty. Teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students. Creates appropriate online tools to support Kogod students and faculty. Supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in business librarianship. Serves on the Library’s Collections Management Team and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection. Assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation.

The Business Librarian is a member of the Division of Research, Teaching and Learning [RTL] and reports to the Associate Director of RTL. As a member of RTL, the Business Librarian also participates in broader initiatives as part of the library.

Library faculty members participate in library governance activities. The Business Librarian also consults regularly with the Kogod teaching faculty and administrators. Library faculty members are expected to develop professionally, to engage in scholarship, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


The Kogod School of Business at American University is the oldest accredited business school in Washington, D.C. With more than 1500 students, Kogod offers full-time, Professional (part-time) and Online MBA programs, seven specialized Masters of Science degree programs and a robust undergraduate business degree program. All Kogod programs are designed to integrate a business education with a global perspective. With a focus on Business in the Capital and entrepreneurship through the innovation incubator, Kogod actively connects students with community and facilitates putting their ideas into action.


The American University Library serves the AU community through a collection of more than 1,700,000 print and electronic book titles and 180,000 media and sound recordings. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center, and partner collections across campus including the Career Center, the Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition, and Research, and the Visual Resource Center. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and at the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 184,000 journal subscriptions in all subjects. The Library has 20 library faculty, 88 full-time staff and other professionals, and about 125 student assistants. The library’s budget is about $17 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

American University Library is a Founding Member of the Diversity Alliance for Academic Libraries.

American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to more than 14,000 students.

For information about American University, please see and learn about the University Library at

Apply Now

Applications require a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Apply online:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please contact:

Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identify and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

QUALIFICATIONS: An ALA accredited M.L.S and three years’ experience in an academic or research institution and a degree in business, economics or a related field is highly preferred. Corporate experience of five or more years in lieu of an academic business background is also acceptable. Other qualifications include demonstrated reference, instruction, and collection development experience; evidence of potential for scholarship and ongoing professional development; outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; strong public service ethic; collaborative skills. Ideal candidates will also possess the ability to shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment; to work across a broad-based constituency, to communicate a positive library image; and have an awareness of current concerns and developments in librarianship.

Position: Senior Manager – Library and Archives
Location: The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Overview 

The position, based in Pew’s Washington, D.C., office, reports to the director, evaluation and program learning and manages four staff (three librarians and one archivist). The evaluation and program learning unit is committed to fostering knowledge sharing that informs and improves Pew’s work. As a senior member of this unit, the senior manager will contribute to learning by overseeing the library and archives team, and leading two primary efforts:

  1. Knowledge services: Help staff to access and use information about the history of Pew and its past and current programs. Provide staff with relevant external resources via Pew’s library, which manages both print and digital subscriptions to academic, news, and legal resources. The team’s three librarians are skilled in library science, legal research, and library systems.
  2. Information curation: Help to ensure current and historical information about Pew is organized, of high-quality, appropriately preserved and archived, and easily accessible to Pew staff. This includes overseeing Pew’s archivist, serving as a lead curator for program information of archival value, and supporting the curation efforts of other units by acting as a facilitator and expert resource. In this role, the senior manager will be an important contributor to organization-wide data governance and data management efforts.

This position requires an experienced information management professional with a solid record managing teams and the ability to apply technical and management skills to develop, implement, and enhance systems and processes that support internal knowledge sharing. The senior manager will provide stewardship of Pew’s library, its historical programmatic and administrative records, and be a collaborator who can foster connections and provide input to cross-organizational groups working to develop and implement effective data and information management solutions and practices.


Library and archives leadership 

  • In consultation with the director, evaluation and program learning, design and develop objectives and milestones for the library and archives unit.
  • Lead the library and archives team, including defining and prioritizing needs and overseeing the work of the unit to ensure that staff have access to information that meets their needs to design, implement, and manage high performing initiatives.
  • Build working relationships with staff in support units and other program portfolios that are critical to effective information and knowledge management practices, including research and science, program coordination and services, finance, government relations, human resources, legal affairs, communications, institutional solutions, philanthropic partnerships, and the executive office.
  • Share expertise with strategy colleagues to build the department’s knowledge, expand its capacity, and improve the effectiveness of its efforts to promote program learning.
  • Supervise and mentor four staff while fostering professional development opportunities. The team includes three librarians and Pew’s archivist.
  • Monitor the library and archives budget, which includes the institutional budget for third party subscriptions to library resources.

Knowledge sharing and information management support

  • Develop and refine tools and processes to ensure that current and historical programmatic information is accurate, appropriately preserved, and as relevant, accessible to staff.
  • Help staff access and use library and archive resources by supporting current knowledge practices and developing and implementing new initiatives, systems, and trainings for knowledge management and knowledge sharing.
  • Work closely with the library and archives team and internal customers to formulate search strategies and conduct library research. For example, collaborate with Pew’s research and science staff to support the development of literature reviews, to help identify appropriate mechanisms for tracking research citations of Pew’s work, etc.
  • Consult with other units as requested on digital data and information curation processes, procedures, and policies. For instance, work with the research and science team to support their efforts to store, protect, and preserve Pew research data sets.
  • Contribute to Pew’s data governance and emerging master data management efforts by actively participating in institutional working groups. This includes working with a cross- organizational team that aims to define, implement, enhance and maintain data governance and management procedures, methods, and policies, in alignment with enterprise standards.
  • Work together with IT on efforts to facilitate access to reliable information and data about Pew’s programs and history. This includes collaborating with IT staff to provide expertise regarding the implementation of new data management solutions, or enhancements to existing tools, and ensuring easy access to pertinent information via Pew’s intranet. Collaborate with IT and other internal stakeholders to facilitate the adoption and implementation of these solutions and enhancements.
  • Collaborate with Pew’s evaluation staff to enhance efforts to promote program learning by providing accurate program histories to inform evaluation designs; recommending technological tools and solutions that support program monitoring; and providing input on knowledge sharing initiatives led by the evaluation team.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree in information management or other relevant field related to library and information science preferred.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in library and archives or information management is required.
  • Minimum of three years direct supervisory experience, including managing the performance review process for direct reports and providing career development advice and guidance.
  • Strong information technology skills required, especially with EOS or similar library and archives cataloging systems, SharePoint, database technology, and self-service business intelligence tools. Experience with new and emerging technologies preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex information management projects, including experience working on multidisciplinary teams functioning across institutional management units.
  • Experience with organization-wide data and information processes such as data governance, archiving, digital asset management, data migration, and master data management.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to present and write clearly and effectively, convince and persuade, and listen carefully.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work productively with a wide array of stakeholders and perspectives and approach issues with a nonpartisan, objective mindset.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, juggle multiple priorities, adjust to changing circumstances, organize time efficiently, remain attentive to details, and identify resources for projects.
  • Ability to fit into a fast-paced and highly professional corporate culture which emphasizes excellence, collegiality, and teamwork.
  • Ability to treat sensitive information about the business and affairs of Pew and those with whom it has relationships with discretion and confidence. High level of professional integrity.
  • Strong understanding of how to manage by influencing others and the ability to accurately read nuances of meaning.

Travel This position requires occasional domestic travel to meetings and conferences.

Position: Indexer/Metadata Librarian
Location: National Security Archive, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The National Security Archive is seeking a full-time Indexer/Metadata Librarian to prepare collections of declassified documents for publication in the award-winning Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) database on U.S. foreign, intelligence, and security policy.  This is an excellent opportunity to apply cataloging, indexing, abstracting, and editorial skills in a collegial, team-based environment on the George Washington University campus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Indexer/Metadata Librarian collaborates with the indexing team to:  prepare descriptive cataloging, evaluate subject content and apply indexing terms using a controlled vocabulary, write original abstracts, review metadata for accuracy and consistency, maintain database of controlled vocabulary, and perform other tasks related to the publication process as needs arise, under the guidance of the production director and director of analysis.

REQUIREMENTS:  MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution and relevant coursework or experience in indexing or cataloging; interest in foreign affairs; and good writing skills.

DATE AVAILABLE:  Immediately.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position, beginning with a six-months probationary period.  Salary range is in the mid-40s.

BENEFITS: 100% employer-paid health insurance.  Employer-matched 401(k) retirement plan, after two years. Flexible schedule includes option to work from home three days per week, once initial training period is complete.

TO APPLY:  Please send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references, by mail, fax, or e-mail, to:

Lisa Thompson, Director of Production; Telephone: (202) 994-7020; email:

The National Security Archive; Gelman Library, Suite 701; The George Washington University; 2130 H Street, Washington, DC 20037; Fax: (202) 994-7005


The National Security Archive is a non-profit research institute and library.  It is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the China Section, Asian & Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

The incumbent serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work of acquiring and providing metadata for materials published in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. The incumbent oversees the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians, and performs administrative and human resource management functions.

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. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and independently 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 development of metadata and standards. 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.

Conditions of Employment
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link:

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 supervise, motivate and lead a diverse workforce.**

Knowledge and application of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science to manage acquisitions and cataloging functions of Latin and non-Latin materials.**

Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.**

Knowledge of Chinese language and/or civilization of China.

Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Associate Director for Publishing
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $131,239 to $197,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing objective, nonpartisan research and analysis to committees and Members of the House and Senate. CRS seeks a senior level executive to serve as an Associate Director and lead its Office of Publishing (PUB).

This position serves as the head of CRS’s Office of Publishing with overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical CRS programs and operations.

In this capacity, and reporting directly to the Director of CRS, the Associate Director will be responsible for directing various aspects of the Service’s editorial and publishing programs including designing and editing text-based research products, visual information services and products, geospatial information systems services and products, quality assurance, and product support functions. The Associate Director is also responsible for directing the information architecture functions relevant to information research management, which includes overseeing areas such as taxonomy development, content management, search engine optimization, records management, including digital records management activities, and data analytics for CRS and client-facing information management tools (e.g.,

The Associate Director serves as the top technical authority on matters of editorial and publishing policy, and on matters relating to the information architecture, information research management, and data analytics for the activities mentioned above. In addition to managing the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised, the Associate Director also serves as a principal advisor to the CRS Director and Deputy Director, and members of the CRS Research Policy Council on functions, programs and services under the office’s responsibility.

Major duties of this position include:

  • Overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical CRS programs and operations.
  • Serves as the top technical authority on matters of editorial and publishing policy, and on matters relating to information architecture, information research management, and data analytics for the above cited activities.
  • Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
  • Assures the availability of the intellectual capacity to meet the current and changing requirements of CRS editorial and publishing and information research management needs at a sustained level of excellence.
  • Serves as a key advisor to the Director and Deputy Director on various programs, policies and agency-wide change projects.
  • Develops, conceives, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical CRS programs.
  • Represents CRS in high-level meetings with other Library of Congress service and infrastructure support units, legislative branch agencies, and with other federal and private officials and organizations.

Conditions of Employment — See requirements listed below under Qualifications Required.

Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position.

The Associate Director leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link:

The competencies below are required for this position. Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.

Knowledge of Editing and Publishing**: The ability to apply knowledge of the theories, concepts, processes, techniques, principles, and/or practices of editing, publishing and information architecture to organize, disseminate, and archive products and information resources in support of agency programs and operations.

Ability to Manage and Direct an Editorial and Publishing Program**: The ability to lead and manage a complex, fast-paced editorial and publishing program within an agency, enterprise or organization. This includes the ability to accomplish strategic and operational goals by ensuring the effective interaction and integration of processes; delegating and managing multiple tasks; and planning and organizing resources, people, and activities effectively to achieve agency goals.

Ability to Lead People and Manage a Workforce**: The ability to oversee the overall performance of an office/organization by assessing staffing requirements in relation to current and anticipated needs of the Congress; developing staffing plans, justifications, and requests; and assuring the availability of the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing editorial and publishing needs of the Service at a sustained level of excellence.

Ability to Assess the Quality of Products and Services**: The ability to evaluate a full range of products and services to ensure quality standards are met. Makes suggestions to improve these products and services.

Ability to Think and Plan Strategically: The ability to establish and implement a strategic vision and direction for an organization or group. This includes the ability to identify strategic opportunities and challenges; develop strategic solutions, annual plans and performance targets to take advantage of those opportunities; and hold the organization as well as individuals accountable to those targets to achieve results. This also includes the ability to evaluate organizational progress against targets and to adjust targets or expectations as appropriate.

Ability to Instill a Collaborative and Inclusive Work Environment: The ability to create, promote, and sustain collaborative, client-focused approaches to the work of the organization. This includes creating organizational protocols that constitute an environment in which collaboration is expected. This also includes ensuring an atmosphere in which input is sought from colleagues with diverse expertise, skills, and abilities and using that input to inform and enhance the work of the organization.

Ability to Communicate Effectively Other than in Writing: The ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely; and communicating clearly, politely, and under control to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information.

Continue with the application process only if you are able to document on your resume that you meet all the critical competency requirements at the levels described below.

1. Prior Background and Experience/Knowledge of Editing and Publishing**: I have knowledge of the theories, concepts, processes, techniques, principles and/or practices of editing, publishing, and information architecture.

2. Ability to Manage and Direct an Editorial and Publishing Program**: I have led and managed a workgroup responsible for at LEAST ONE THROUGH FOUR of the following aspects of editing and publishing: (1) designing and editing multiple text-based research products; (2) visual information services and products; (3) quality assurance and product support functions; (4) facilitation of product workflow; and (5) geospatial information systems services and products. I also directed at LEAST TWO of the following information architecture functions: (1) taxonomy development; (2) content management; (3) search engine optimization; (4) records management and (5) data analytics.

3. Ability to Lead People and Manage a Workforce**: I have led and managed a multi-disciplinary professional and administrative staff (e.g., responsible for developing staffing plans, recruiting and hiring, assigning work, evaluating performance).

4. Ability to Assess the Quality of Products and Services**: I have evaluated and critically reviewed a range of products and services for compliance with established professional organizational/office standards and made independent judgments on acceptability of material.