Two Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Southeast Europe Section, Germanic and Slavic Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities
This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There may be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. For example, staff selecting and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language (See attached listings of approved languages). The incumbent may use a specific foreign language to perform the following major duties.

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule.Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

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

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Librarian (Lead Acquisition)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position is located in the Acquisitions Unit in the Information Resources Branch providing advice and guidance to team members concerning the principles of selection of library resources, methods of bibliographic research, standards and practices of the information marketplace, Federal procurement regulations, various methods of procurement of library resources and the employment of streamlined acquisitions procedures that utilize evolving IT to facilitate the acquisitions process.

Responsibilities

  • Explains team goals and objectives to team members and assists them accomplishing its work.
  • Instructs team members in specific acquisitions tasks and work techniques, makes available written instructions and relevant reference materials and provides advice on interpretation of the instructions and references.
  • Acts as Library Procurement Officer in carrying out most intricate acquisitions procedures for the Library that require specialized knowledge of sources necessary for searching out and identifying new channels for procurement of library materials
  • Cultivates important relationships with clients and library sources, deals with many requesters for procurement services.
  • Identifies significant gaps in library collection and acquires materials needed to support Department of State foreign affairs mission requirements.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Technical Services Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $43,798 to $56,939 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 128788.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
This position is located in the Technical Services Section of Prints and Photographs Division, which acquires, organizes, describes, preserves, and makes available for research use a wide variety of original and historical visual materials in both physical and digital formats. The incumbent works alone or with a team to prepare collections for service. This processing work involves archival arrangement, bibliographic description, inventory control, and collections management tasks such as recognizing different visual formats, sorting and labeling, foldering and boxing, performing digital reformatting and quality review, and entering pertinent information into inventory databases and library catalogs according to standard procedures. The collections contain more than 14 million items in hundreds of collections stored in local and remote sites. They encompass the full range of subject and geographical specialties collected by the Library and are often in fragile physical condition with attendant concerns for security, preservation, and safe handling.

Incumbent applies numerous established practices in processing materials, consisting of original and historical visual formats including photographic prints and negatives, fine and historical prints, documentary and architectural design drawings, posters, cartoons, and digital files. Recognizes various types of material in order to receive, accession, sort, and arrange collections in different ways (e.g., by format, alphabetic, chronologic, geographic, or numeric). Prepares material for use and storage by performing basic filing, archival housing, hand-marking, automated labeling, barcoding, and shelving tasks. Consults about material that is duplicate, extraneous, or in need of evaluation for special preservation treatment.

Performs collection management activities for a variety of material, including pulling and refilling, transferring material to and from off-site storage, keeping stack location guides up to date, preservation stabilization such as replacing worn folders and boxes, relabeling, marking for identification and security, shelf reading, and collection shifting.

Prepares a variety of material for digital and other reformatting by counting items, transporting to duplication service, and reviewing duplicated images for adherence to established quality standards.Compiles and maintains records of processing activities and completes appropriate forms for statistical reports.

Performs a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases to identify what physical and digital items are in the division’s care and helps track where they are. Compiles and enters information in automated and manual systems for inventories, container lists, or other kinds of finding aids using box and folder information and other data gathered during processing or provided by senior staff. Prepares preliminary access or inventory records for single items or collections using judgment to apply a substantial number of established procedures of the division to capture call numbers, creator names, titles, dates, and physical description. Searches online and print resources to research and verify information including place names and creator names. Proofs records to ensure accuracy and updates data as needed. Determines the correctness of data within the appropriate fields. Identifies duplicated entries.

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

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Research Manager (Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Macroeconomic Policy)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service seeks a Research Manager for the Banking, Insurance, Securities and Macroeconomics Policy Section in the Government and Finance Division. This position will be filled as a GS-0101 (social science analyst) or GS-0110 (economist). Applicants can request to be considered for either or both series (see Vacancy Questionnaire).

Applicants who apply for only one series will not be considered for the other series.

Responsibilities
The Section Research Manager leads a team of policy analysts in the development of policy research and analysis for Congress. The section covers a broad array of financial regulatory and economic policy issues including, but not limited to, banking, financial institutions, insurance, housing finance, securities, monetary policy, and macroeconomics. The section’s work intersects with many related areas including trade, energy, labor, and economic development.

The Research Manager duties include:

  • managing and supervising policy analysts, including communicating performance standards and expectations to staff, observing staff performance, giving feedback, and assessing performance;
  • ensuring that the work results in objective, authoritative analysis with which the Congress can assess the consequences of legislative/policy options;
  • proactively establishing relationships with committees of jurisdiction, building long-term relationships with clients, and taking initiative to seek out new congressional contacts for CRS;
  • managing congressional requests, concerns, and needs in policy areas within the research management responsibility;
  • collaborating with other managers to ensure an integrative approach to the work by fully identifying significant policy problems facing the Congress, developing analytical approaches to address these problems, and applying appropriate resources; and
  • performing special assignments as directed by the Assistant/Deputy Assistant Director.

Candidates with research and research management experience in issues covered by the Banking, Insurance, Securities and Macroeconomics Policy Section and who have strong interpersonal skills and are capable of leading a highly motivated and talented research staff committed to providing Congress the highest level of nonpartisan, authoritative, objective policy analysis are encouraged to apply. Previous experience in writing, research, and analysis, and knowledge of congressional decision making and legislative process is desired. Candidates with experience explaining complex policies, programs, and economic principles in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise are encouraged to apply.

The Research Manager directly supervises 10-12 staff members in the Banking, Insurance, Securities and Macroeconomics Policy Section of the Government and Finance Division. The Research Manager advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director, leads staff toward meeting the Library’s and CRS’s vision, mission, and goals by managing performance, communicating effectively, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, building and maintaining relationships, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, thinking systematically and inspiring change and exhibits commitment to the Library’s Supervisor Core Competencies.

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

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

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

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

Position: Librarian (Digital Collections Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

This position serves as a Digital Collection Specialist located within the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services. The position reports to the Digital Content Management Section and is responsible for acquisitions, management of digital collections, project development, management, consultation, and liaison work.

The position description number for this position is 385309.

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

Serves as a digital collections specialist for assigned tasks and workflows within the Digital Content Management Section. Applies knowledge of library policies and procedures related to the assigned tasks and workflows in order to acquire digital collection materials. Implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for the assigned tasks and workflows. Consults with senior members of the unit to resolve problems or issues. Ensures that content for the assigned workflows meets the Library’s format and metadata technical standards for acceptance.

According to the practices of the unit, acquires, creates or oversees creation of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata as needed for collection materials received. Manages automated workflows for ingesting, reviewing, describing, inventorying, and storing digital content. Performs or coordinates quality review of metadata elements for the assigned tasks and workflows. Processes files after ingest as necessary prior to storage. Implements corrective actions, including solutions to preempt problems, as appropriate. Conducts or initiates and coordinates re-work for files not meeting project requirements. Uses software and hardware tools to transfer digital collections received from various sources into LC systems, including both physical and virtual locations. Deletes or replaces digital objects; makes corrections. Utilizes software and hardware tools to assure proper storage locations and identifications. Creates and manages predominantly automated streams from acquisitions sources to storage on appropriate LC systems. Produces or coordinates production of derivative files as appropriate.

Applies approved digital content management technologies to digital content as assigned. Monitors indicators of preservation status of custodial materials as assigned. Takes appropriate corrective action as needed.

Assists in planning and implementing assigned portions of digital acquisitions projects. Suggests improvements to workflows for assigned content. Adheres to priorities and time-frames established by management.

Assists in implementing approved plans for assigned portions of projects, including recommendations on division of work between specialists and technicians assigned to a project. Tracks assigned portions of project workflow using software tools and schedules activities to move projects to completion, as assigned. Assists higher level staff of the unit to document and execute workflows. Makes recommendations for future improvements.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to the assigned tasks or workflows.

Consults with supervisors and team leads to resolve problems or issues. Contributes to the planning and implementation of workflow procedures and provides input for setting production goals for assigned tasks or workflows. In support of digital content management, assists in the training of staff within the section and service unit. Assists others inside and outside the section with resolving digital collections management questions related to the assigned tasks or workflows. Creates and makes presentations to internal stakeholders as needed.

Consults with stakeholders to assist in implementing digital collections projects. Offers suggestions and advice on operational and technical problems. Serves as point of contact and provides technical advice related to assigned digital content tasks or workflows.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian II, LAC Group-DC
Location: Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group seeks a Librarian II to join a contract supporting a well-known governmental organization focused on international development located in Washington, D.C. The Librarian provides reference and research services, using library resources and specialized databases. They perform original and copy cataloging, maintain the ILS, maintain the library’s website, support library outreach and promotions, and perform other projects as assigned. This is a full-time, benfited, on-site position, though it is temporarily remote due to COVID-19.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to reference questions both virtually and at the reference desk using a wide variety of databases (eg Factiva, EBSCO, Dun & Bradstreet, World Bank e-Library, LexisNexis and others).
  • Prepares in-depth research on special topics
  • Engage actively with technical developments in library software, technology and platform developments
  • Manage collection development and maintenance.
  • Help maintain electronic resources and Library supported web sites.
  • Train clients and staff on effective search techniques for library e-resources.
  • Perform copy cataloging using recognized standards.
  • Assist with projects as needed: software implementation, needs assessments, database launches, strategic planning exercises, and special events.
  • Stay abreast of the information needs and trends within the areas of foreign assistance and economic development
  • Contribute to all aspects of the library, including maintenance of the integrated library system (ILS), cataloging and processing materials, interlibrary loan operations, and collection development.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA‑accredited library science program.
  • Three years of library experience.
  • Experience with providing ready and in-depth reference. Preferred: familiarity with LexisNexis, Factiva, business and international databases
  • Experience with the Springshare Suite.
  • Strong knowledge of library information technologies, including internet and online database searching, e-journal and discovery platforms (EDS a plus), ILS platforms (SirsiDynix a plus)
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite applications.
  • Experience with library and journal usage statistics preferred.
  • Experience with copy cataloging and authority control.
  • Experience using the OCLC system and Connexion.
  • Willingness to learn new things and problem solve independently.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others to achieve project goals.
  • U.S. citizenship required.

Preferred:

  • Secret clearance a plus.
  • Knowledge of international development and foreign assistance programs and familiarity with print materials, e-resources and websites in the international development field a plus.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position is located in the Executive Office of the President (EOP), Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library & Research Services Division. The incumbent will serve as a Librarian (Reference) providing information resources and research services for government officials and staff of the EOP regarding government-wide and/or national and international issues.

Responsibilities

As a Librarian (Reference), GS-1410-13, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

  • Serves as the principal Main Library Reference Librarian providing complex policy and legislative research support to government officials and staff of the EOP.
  • Responds to reference and research requests for special information in complex areas of public policy, political science, United States government and history, law, legislation, business administration, international relations, public administration and other areas of interest to the EOP staff.
  • Develops a wide variety of training materials and marketing resources to assist clients with the use of electronic resources and library materials.
  • Communicates orally and in writing at all levels of the EOP in preparing complex reports, correspondence, bibliographies, and other materials.

Position: Librarian-in-Residence
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Library of Congress seeks early-career librarians to bring their intellectual engagement, technological savvy, and theoretical understanding of library and information science concepts to bear on practical challenges via the Librarians-in-Residence program. The program is managed by Internship and Fellowship Programs, Human Capital Directorate.

Responsibilities
About the Librarians-in-Residence program:

The Librarians-in-Residence program offers early-career librarians the opportunity to develop their expertise and contribute to building, stewarding, or sharing the national collection. Some Librarians-in-Residence may also have the chance to create, manage, and distribute national collection metadata.

Library staff will mentor recently graduated librarians, emphasizing the application of theory to practice through hands-on work. During the six-month appointment, the Librarians-in-Residence will gain meaningful experience in at least one of the following core work areas: acquisitions and collection development; archives and special collections; digital services; cataloging and metadata; collection preservation; reference and instruction; and systems and standards.

Librarians-in-Residence will also be expected to present information from their educational experiences to Library of Congress staff in formal or informal settings.

The service units sponsoring librarian residents are Library Services; National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled; and the U.S. Copyright Office.

Knowledge Development:

Applies knowledge of standard library methods, techniques, concepts, and principles of one or more specialty areas of librarianship to independently perform assignments in acquisitions and collection development, archives and special collections, cataloging and metadata, collection preservation, digital services, reference and instruction, systems and standards.

Develops knowledge of the types of materials within the Library’s collections, including how they are collected, acquired, cataloged, preserved, and shared, and the procedures governing their use. Develops and maintains personal contacts and cooperative work relationships with librarians and others in Library Services; National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled; and the U.S. Copyright Office, with colleagues in other residency programs, and with subject matter experts in the field of librarianship and information science to provide or exchange information. Presents information to groups and persons with similar understanding of the subject. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for professional development.

Practical Skill Application:

Utilizes standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to complete assignments related to one or more specialty areas of librarianship.

Catalogs various materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Resolves routine problems promptly and independently, involving the supervisor on only the more difficult problems and recommends solutions or courses of action.

Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices; and participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Provides reference and/or research services where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews or written requests, and the bibliographic source materials are readily accessible, i.e., can be found within the Library’s collections or a database by use of standard search procedures. Orients users and explains procedures and regulations governing use and handling of the collection’s materials. Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Searches and creates annotated bibliographies, guides, or other knowledge products to facilitate the client finding subject specific information and resources in print and online.

Assists in the creation and maintenance of information systems to manage the Library’s collections and meet existing and foreseeable needs for reference and research support. This includes assisting with creating, managing, and distributing national collection metadata and related standards.

Monitors the condition of collection material to ensure adherence to established standards and specifications and brings deteriorating items and those with special needs to the attention of division management.

Shares responsibility for the security and safe handling of materials by adhering to the Library’s collection security policies and procedures. Ensures items are not damaged, misfiled, or lost through use.

Participates in formulating plans for collection development limited to developing factual data, and provides assistance in investigating minor collection problems, issues, or questions to recommend courses of action.

Position: Librarian
Location: China Section, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the China Section, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There may be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. For example, staff selecting and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language (See attached listings of approved languages). The incumbent may use a specific foreign language to perform the following major duties:Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

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

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

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

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: European Reading Room, European Division, General and International Collections, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the European Reading Room, European Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 012535.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

Provides in-person and telephone reference services in a reading room. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible.

Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections under the direction of senior staff.

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

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

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

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

Performs various other duties as assigned.

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

One Position: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Agricultural Library (NAL), Digitization & Access Branch, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Digitization & Access Branch in Beltsville MD.

The Branch’s mission is to acquire materials in agriculture and the disciplines, digitize content of the NAL collections, provide bibliographic access, produce metadata, produce content of AGRICOLA, and to develop the NALT. The Digitization & Access Branch digitizes existing NAL collections, processes metadata, provides collection management and curation, research and outreach.

Responsibilities

  • Identify, procure, and maintain digitization hardware and software.
  • Administer appropriate techniques for the preservation and conservation of library materials.
  • Oversee methods and techniques for storage and conservation of all library materials including archival storage for digital content.
  • Manage sustainable digitization projects, including scope, cost, collaboration with other departments/institutions, timeline, delivery, and promotion strategies.
  • Manage library collection programs and services.

Four Positions: Three Washington, DC; One Virtual

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Bracewell LLP, Any office location in United State, including Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Job Description: Bracewell is seeking a Research Analyst to provide in-depth research and reference assistance to attorneys and administrative staff throughout the Firm. This position reports to the Director of Knowledge Resources in Dallas, Texas but can reside in any Bracewell U.S. office.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performs in-depth, on-demand legal, business, financial and competitive intelligence research through the utilization of print and online resources
  • Creates and maintains practice specific toolkits / resource pages
  • Coordinates group training sessions, develops training materials, and provides instruction on various research-related topics and strategies
  • Works with practice group leaders to develop the best collection of resources in print and online
  • Develops current awareness materials for distribution to attorneys / clients
  • Develops and maintains content on the firm’s intranet
  • Assists with the evaluation and review of new resources
  • Performs data entry for client billing as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned or needed

Knowledge / Experience / Skills Required:

  • Master’s degree in Library/ Information Science or J.D. preferred
  • At least three (3) years of law firm legal research experience
  • Highly proficient in searching a variety of databases including, but not limited to Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Practical Law, Intelligize, Courtlink, Pacer, HeinOnline, Bloomberg Law, CCH, MonitorSuite, Hoovers, etc.
  • Experience using automated library systems; SydneyPlus experience preferred
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments under tight deadlines
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Strong technology and database administration skills
  • Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a virtual team
  • Ability to develop strong internal relationships to market and improve services
  • SharePoint experience a plus

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Natalie Lira – Natalie.Lira@bracewell.com.

Position: Business Data and Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Location: Cooley LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

Cooley is seeking a Business Data and Competitive Intelligence Analyst to join the Competitive Intelligence team. Under the supervision of the Competitive Intelligence Manager and Director of Legal & Client Information Services, the Business Data and Competitive Intelligence Analyst will conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, industries, markets, technologies and competitors using a comprehensive variety of print and online tools and resources. The Analyst will formulate, develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to aid strategic decision making to drive business development, profitability, growth, client retention and other business opportunities. The Analyst will be a key player in the firm’s data strategy, supporting that Data Strategy Manager in translating the data needs of the business to the data strategy/architectural team and identifying external business and legal data resources to drive data-driven service output and insights to attorneys to improve client service. The Analyst will also work closely with managers in other aligned groups including Legal & Client Information Services Managers, Research Manager and Senior Practice Engagement and Delivery Manager. Advanced data management and quantitative analysis experience and 2+ years’ legal competitive intelligence research experience are required. Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package. EOE.

Position: Senior Digital Collections Specialist
Location: Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 349876.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
Coordinates, determines, and manages projects for digital collections. Serves as a technical expert in the planning, management, and execution of digital collections workflow/lifecycle management projects. Acts as an expert on special projects, and advises management on issues. Plans, tests, and executes projects that involve acquiring, describing, storing, and providing access to digital content for which the section has curatorial responsibility. Serves as a project leader for content transfers and processing from varied acquisitions sources including, but not limited to, content on tangible media, web archived content, and datasets. Plans for new digital acquisition streams, and is responsible for their implementation using new or existing workflows. Identifies opportunities for improving the performance of existing streams and workflows, and implements new tools and processes as appropriate. Ensures that assigned projects are completed on time and achieve the desired objectives.

Within the broad framework of program strategies and goals, identifies or contributes to the development of innovative tools and processes for the management and preservation of digital collections. Serves as a senior technical expert, trouble-shooter, and consultant for digital content management work carried out by the section. Develops workflows for new content streams. Works with division staff to define, develop, implement and monitor plans for the lifecycle management of digital content that is the responsibility of the section. Works with division staff and content providers to define and test efficient data movement procedures, establish effective and robust operational processes, and coordinate among stakeholders. Work is carried out in an environment of continual change, where digital content types and content sources are rapidly expanding, and the Library’s technical environment, as well as supporting tools and services, are in a state of flux.

Using knowledge of digital libraries and technical solutions, provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and problems associated with digital lifecycle management: Identifies and applies new analytical techniques to address situations that are unique or not previously encountered. Researches new trends and developments in library and information technologies, particularly as they apply to digital content preservation and lifecycle management.

Serves as an expert advisor on digital content management practices. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff at multiple levels throughout the service unit and across the Library, as well as with those in the larger digital content management community. Coordinates digital workflow activities with specialists in curatorial units throughout Library Services, the Law Library, and the Office of Chief Information Officer.

Position: Remote Library Operations Implementation Manager
Location: Prestigious AM 200 law firm, LAC Group, Virtual/Remote Position

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

LAC Group is seeking a Remote Library Operations Implementation Manager for a prestigious AM 200 law firm. The Library Operations Implementation Manager is an innovative interim position that will be responsible for transitioning the firm’s Library Operations to a post-pandemic, virtual workplace. This person will work with the Operations Team in implementing new roles and proficiencies around awareness, adoption, and automation and will also be responsible for establishing new process and technological efficiencies, including implementing new software solutions. This is a full-time employment position that will run at least 12-18 months and will be virtual/remote anywhere in the US.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with the Operations Team to create and execute product awareness and adoption strategy within the firm
  • Guides the team to identify and implement potential efficiencies and process improvements for technical services functions like acquisitions and electronic access via authentication, password management, etc.
  • Supports the team in the transition of duties and the adoption of new responsibilities
  • Implements new software solutions and maximizes the functionality of existing tools
  • Creates documentation and provides instruction in the use of new technologies
  • Establishes new benchmarking methods and metrics
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or allied discipline in an accredited program is required.
  • At least five years of progressive law library technical services experience required
  • Management experience is strongly preferred
  • Possess a high degree of knowledge relating to law library systems, such as EOS, OneLog and Research Monitor, as well as proficiency with all major legal research platforms and databases
  • Familiarity with MS Office, Power BI, SharePoint and high level of comfort with information technology required

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/39Zwoyk

 

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Archivist
Location: Department of Agriculture
Salary: $72,030 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division – Digitization and Access Branch, in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent manages digital archival initiatives and services for the description, management, and preservation of born-digital and digitized collection objects. The incumbent also provides Special Collections reference and access services and performs outreach activities

Responsibilities

  • Participates in the development and implementation of policies and workflows for managing, preserving, and providing access to Library?s digital collections.
  • Performs digital object management and preservation services and carries out archival actions in NAL?s digital repository system, and in other environments as required.
  • Performs processing, preserving, and acquisition of archival, historical, and special collections materials.
  • Researches and recommends new tools to meet digital preservation, digital access, data management, and other digital curation needs for born-digital assets.
  • Develops procedures for managing born-digital or digitized materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access.
  • Develops methods to maintain the infrastructure of a digital archive and establishes digital archival preservation procedures for NAL Special Collections materials.
  • Coordinates with other archivist and librarians to create, transform, curate and apply descriptive, structural, administrative, and preservation metadata.

Position: Head Librarian
Location: Community College of Baltimore County
Salary: $63,709 – $78,354 per year

Originally posted on the on SLA Career Center.

Description

Responsible for coordinating campus library services, including reference, circulation, reserves, and selected system areas of responsibility. Supervises campus librarians, classified staff, and part time associates. Shares general professional responsibilities of reference, library instruction, and collection development with other campus librarians. Responsible for day-to-day operations and maintenance of physical facility.
Compensation within the posted range is determined by a candidate’s education level and/or years of experience in the field. Generally, employees are hired in the lower third of the scale.

Minimum Requirements

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution. A minimum of (5) five year’s progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic institution’s library. A minimum of (3) three years supervisory experience, required. Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy standards. Expertise with library research tools and instruction. Community college experience; working with faculty to integrate information literacy into curriculum; and experience with open educational resources (OERs) preferred. Valid driver’s license with a good driving record with less than five (5) violation points.

For best consideration please apply by December 8, 2020.

Class Specific Essential Duties

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations and maintenance of physical facility.
  • Coordinates all campus library public service functions: reference, circulation, ILL and reserves.
  • Provides leadership in selected college wide library functions.

Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

Position Specific Essential Duties

  • Supervises, trains and evaluates campus library services staff.
  • Participates in library instruction program, provides reference services to library users, and contributes to the development of the library collections.
  • Oversees gate, information desk and library instruction statistics.
  • Ensures all public service desks are staffed.
  • Coordinates the production of library information guides as required.
  • Maintains professional awareness and growth through participation in professional organizations and continuing education activities.
  • Participates in the selection of resources for the library.
  • Serves on the library management team to develop policies and procedures.
  • Participates in college-wide committees and activities.
  • Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Collections)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $48,670 to $63,267 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities
The incumbent retrieves and supplies the legal materials; performs preliminary searching of non-duplicates; conducts all steps necessary to complete baseline inventory of retrospective volumes in the Law Library. This include creating and updating the holding records, with the proper construction of summary holding information for serial materials; sorts, arranges, and shelves incoming or returning materials in the various Law collection areas; maintains the most current and comprehensive sets of legal materials along with their associated advance sheets, supplementary pamphlets or pocket parts. Identifies and processes superseded volumes.

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.

The position description number for this position is 363669.

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: Supervisory Librarian (Assistant Chief, Collections Management Division)
Location: Department of Congress
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 12710.

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

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Serves as a primary advisor on various programs and events, develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Advises and counsels appropriate management staff and officials within the agency on matters related to the management of the collections including issues of access, security, inventory control, space, retrieval and organization. Advises on the appropriate methods and techniques to use in order to achieve program goals and objectives.

With the Chief, formulates and administers policies affecting the mission of the agency in the areas of access to the collections, provision of collections service to the Library’s various constituents including Members of Congress and their staffs; government agencies; other libraries through Interlibrary loan; researchers; and the general public. Coordinates activities related to collection development across all functional areas of the Library. Develops, evaluates and implements policy for agency-wide programs. Explores and plans long-range development plans, as well as short-term strategies.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for specific programs related to the inventory, security, access, and circulation of collections Library-wide. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Organizes and develops projects utilizing 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 the division, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Shares with the Chief the responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of an entire department or a highly complex program within the department or agency. Primarily responsible for the direction and management of inventory management, access, and security of the Library’s collections. Serves as an expert evaluating current and proposed programs and operations and recommends action to Initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, world-class scholars, and managers of other libraries and information providers. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with other agency or department management and officials. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Reference and Outreach Services)
Location: Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The purpose of this position is to provide reference and research services in transportation and related subjects, to provide library and bibliographic instruction for and stakeholder feedback to departmental staff in BTS, OST-R, USDOT, the national transportation community and the general public, and to engage in outreach activities to the Department, stakeholders, and broader transportation community in support of the first two goals.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian (Reference and Outreach Services), you will:

Assist in managing Public Services for the National Transportation Library, including all Reference Services for general public and internal agency customers.
Develop and execute outreach programs and services for NTL stakeholders to be delivered by the NTL Reference Team.
Develop and implement online research tools and training resources that increase access to information and that support transportation policy, research, operations, and technology transfer activities.
Instruct clientele, either individually or in groups, in effective research methods and techniques, and in the use of information resources.
Collaborate with librarians in State Departments of Transportation, University Transportation Centers, non-profits, and the private sector to identify appropriate subject areas for bibliographic instruction and works with them to develop instructional materials and online training resources including webinars, short videos and FAQs.
The ideal candidate is a professional with experience providing reference and research services and providing library and bibliographic instruction for stakeholder feedback to departmental staff.

Position: Law Librarian, Congressional Research Service Graduate Recruit Program
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS) American Law Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) American Law Division is accepting applications under its 2021 Graduate Recruit Program for a Research Librarian. These positions will be filled at the GS-09 level (see “Duties” below).

Responsibilities
About the Graduate Recruit Program:

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

About CRS

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

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

Duties for this position include the following:

The Law Librarians selected under this announcement will:

Provide reference and research services to CRS legislative attorneys, policy analysts and congressional clients;
Develop search techniques and files for handling specific types of requests;
Search the Library of Congress, CRS, and external electronic resources in response to requests for information;
Examine publications, electronic resources, and trends in a variety of areas;
Develop knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks; and
Assist with the creation and maintenance of databases, web pages, collaborative tools and other information systems.
Candidates earning a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Associate Director, Content and Discovery
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $71,445 – $98,205

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Req ID: 43836

Associate Director, Content and Discovery

General Summary/Purpose

The Associate Director, Content and Discovery is a member of the Library’s senior management team. This position provides stewardship of the Welch Medical Library’s collections through creative leadership and manages the evolving environment of scholarly communication, open access, and open science. This position oversees metadata creation and remediation, ontologies, schemas, and standards. This position directs the Collection and User Services departments including Acquisitions, Cataloging, Collection Development, ILL/Document Delivery, and Access Services. As a member of the Library’s senior management team, the Associate Director shares responsibility for determining the future course of the Welch Library, including both strategic and operational planning. This position reports to the Director of the Library.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Content and Discovery

  • Responsible for core workflows and policies for the acquisition of a diverse range of library content with an emerging focus on developing new methods of appraising products and collections of all types.
  • Implement knowledge of best practices in digital resource management and operations, copyright and intellectual property, and digital content management.
  • Provide leadership and relationship building to advance openness and equity in scholarly communication, open access publishing, copyright, and open science initiatives.
  • Innovate, collaborate, and experiment to realize scalable and standards-based approaches to metadata creation and management and develop appropriate metadata services.
  • Develop and execute a $5M budget for library collections. Negotiate with publishers and vendors to ensure best pricing and access for licenses. Collaborate with regional and national consortia.
  • Manage operations and professional staff of 10-12 responsible for acquiring, cataloging and providing access to the library’s collections, and contributing knowledge and training in scholarly communication. Hire, train and evaluate performance.

Library Wide Planning and Leadership

  • Serve as a member of the managers group, which sets the course for the library’s future through strategic and operational planning and professional development activities.
  • Serve as needed on associated planning committees, such as the strategic planning committee and library assessment committee.
  • Work closely with other managers to recommend, develop, and implement new policies and procedures for overall library operations.
  • Maintain awareness of system-wide issues, fosters understanding and support of library programs and promotes communication among library units and throughout the medical campus.
  • Maintain awareness of advances in health sciences librarianship and their local applications.

Minimum Qualifications

MLS degree in library or library and information science or MBA is required.  Five years of professional and progressively responsible experience in management and administration of library and information programs.

Preferred Qualifications

A second advanced degree in health sciences, public health, life sciences, computer sciences, or related degrees preferred. Education or experience in a biomedical discipline or setting preferred.  Experience in writing and editing preferred.  Experience in the application of information technology, knowledge management, or communication tools to solve problems and meet identified information needs is preferred.  Demonstrated ability to cost-effectively assess needs, identify solutions and see opportunities for delivering information in a complex research, educational or clinical environment preferred.  Demonstrated commitment to a professional community through professional association membership, publications, presentations, and/or professional leadership positions.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrated leadership abilities including problem-solving and critical thinking skills required. Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills, a commitment to diversity and staff development are required.

Supervisory responsibility:  9

Classified Title: Library Services Manager
Working Title: Associate Director, Content and Discovery  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: L/04/LD
Starting Salary Range: $71,445 – $98,205; commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, Up to 37.5 hrs/ week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus
Department name: 10002623-SOM Admin Welch User Svcs and Collects
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Position: Library Technician (Senior)
Location: Air Force District of Washington, Andrews Air Force Base, MD
Salary: $18 to $18 per hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

About the position:
This position will be assigned to the Library Department at Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762.

Employment category:
Regular/Full-time

Physical Demands:

Long periods of standing; recurring activities such as bending, crouching, stooping, stretching and reaching.
Must be able to frequently lift boxes that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Must be able to reach up to 72 inches with or without the assistance of a step stool

Responsibilities
Monitors all circulation and technical service operations and resolves problems and deviations.
Develops publicity and marketing materials for review and approval.
Evaluates circulation and technical service policies, procedures, processes and recommends improvements.
Conducts library tours and orientations.
Administers library programs and prepares an after-action report and evaluation.
Devises and adapts various search strategies within the librarys holdings and utilizes on-line databases and CD-ROM resources to provide reference services to customers.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10962047

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Law Librarian (Remote)
Location: Remote

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Our client, an international law firm, is currently seeking an experience research law librarian to support their busy team on a long-term contract basis.  This role will ideally start in December and last through approximately the first quarter of 2021.  Depending on the firm’s needs, there is a possibility for extension.  This role is entirely remote and offers flexible working hours (provided you work 37.50 hours M-F).    In additional to local Washington, DC (DMV) applicants, our client will look at candidates housed near one of their US office locations.  Those states include:  California, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and New York.  Applicants should have a minimum of two years of legal research experience in a professional services environment.

Duties include the following.

  • Perform sophisticated legal and non-legal research using a variety of resources.
  • Conduct reference interviews via phone, email or instant messaging.
  • Analyze research requests and recommend appropriate resources to patrons.
  • Monitor news, legislation, regulations, cases and other information.
  • Participate in evaluation of new resources and training as needed.

 

Qualifications include:

  • Proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, MS Office and PACER required.
  • Proficiency with additional resources such as Bloomberg Law, Wolters Kluwer, RIA Checkpoint, Lex Machina, Capital IQ, Courtlink, Courthouse News preferred.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with Research team, attorneys and staff.
  • Ability to analyze and concisely summarize complex legal and non-legal information.
  • Bachelor’s degree and MLS are preferred, although law firm research experience will be considered in lieu of the master’s degree.

Please send resumes to supportstaff@legalplacements.com

Legal Placements, Inc. (LPI) has been working with the top law firms, associations and corporations in the DC metro area to connect professionals to jobs they can’t find anywhere else. The recruiters at LPI are vested in taking the time to get to know each candidate and finding the right match for each individual.  Our extensive industry knowledge is a resource that we share with every candidate to help prepare for each step of the interview process and negotiate the best possible salary. In working with LPI, you are able to have direct access to hundreds of hiring decision makers in the DC area.  We place direct hire and temporary legal professionals primarily in the Virginia, Washington, DC & Maryland; but also throughout the nation.

Position: Supervisory Librarian, History and Genealogy
Location: History and Genealogy Section, Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the History and Genealogy Section, Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 402363.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities
The Head of the History and Genealogy section along with the Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences section (HSS) is responsible for the daily operation of the reading rooms and the administration of reference and reader services to Library patrons and to researchers who are assigned research facilities at the Library of Congress. The users include Members of Congress and their staff, librarians, scholars, representatives of government agencies, academic institutions, the press, publishers, nonprofit organizations, and the public.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system.

Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointments, promotions, or reassignments and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects.

Serves as a supervisory project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, and/or committees, which have been assigned responsibility for projects and programs related to public service and/or research in history and genealogy.

Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Prepares consolidated operational and public service reports utilizing statistical and narrative data to support the information services provided by and through the Division.

The Section Head serves as an authority in collection development and acquisition activities for the division and as such develops programs to fill in gaps and augment collections to improve services. Plans collection management and development procedures that build and maintain comprehensive collections for the general and reference collections in the fields of history and genealogy. Coordinates activities related to collection development across all functional areas of the library. Interprets and advises on the contents of a collection, both cataloged and-un-cataloged, covering current and retrospective items.

Develops new organizational strategies and maintains currency of existing products in area of expertise. Analyzes major issues in information research and dissemination. Assignments consist of a broad range of technical information activities or require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require solving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Performs research and analysis to resolve a wide range of highly complex issues. Oversees the results of research, reference, and analysis to appropriately address and resolve a wide range of service delivery issues. Prepares written guidelines and counsels professional staff in the appropriate means of handling specific types of requests. Defines and provides a framework for research activities, priorities, programs, and resources.

Serves as an expert in managing general reference and research methodology to effectively and efficiently provide information services to a diverse and demanding clientele. Serves as a senior specialist in history and genealogy for the Library, and officially represents the collections to other offices and staff in the Library, as well as to persons, groups, or organizations outside the Library, by means of speeches, publications, and correspondence.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with scholars and academicians, librarians and other information specialists in order to share resources and information. Represents the Reading Room when it is opened for special events for Congressional and National Programs.

Position: Supervisory Reference Librarian
Location: Reference Section, Network Division, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Office of the Librarian, Taylor Street Annex, Washington, DC., Library of Congress
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Reference Section, Network Division, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Office of the Librarian, Taylor Street Annex, Washington, DC.

The position description number for this position is 137280.

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

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing technical and professional work up to the GS-13 level.

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

Plans, establishes, and directs a library reference program. Coordinates staff efforts related to NLS reference services, instruction and training, and access services. Initiates, establishes and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Collaborates with other librarians in developing and providing access to library resources through the web and other means. Participates in the implementation and evaluation of reference and public service policies, procedures, and publications. Implements new reference services and techniques to improve and expand services. Explores applications of automated search techniques for providing improved reference service and coordinates the development of such services. Develops tools and techniques for disseminating information of use to blind and physically handicapped persons and to libraries serving them.

Assignments consist of a broad range of technical information activities or require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require solving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Reviews and analyzes major issues In Information research and dissemination. Renders services to scholars, research scientists, professionals, military personnel, legislators and their staffs, or other clientele, and officials within or outside The Library of Congress. Oversees assistance given to research scholars. Conducts research and analysis in topics in field of expertise, providing authoritative and definitive results. Provides in-depth analysis on complex customer questions, requirements; and priorities. Develops research methods and/or techniques that serve as models for other libraries and library systems. Prepares definitive and highly complex reports, responses to inquiries and requests, and research papers using knowledge as recognized authority in field of expertise.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for specific automated system development or enhancement projects or tasks. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Organizes and develops projects utilizing 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 opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Provides information analysis and research to resolve a wide range of highly complex issues. Plans and develops new organizational strategies and maintains currency of existing products in area of expertise. Oversees information analysis and research to resolve a wide range of issues. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends. Provides consultative services with respect to use of informational services. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts. Prepares written guidelines for the handling of specific types of requests. Writes and/or edits information on The Library of Congress programs, policies, functions, and research as a recognized expert in a subject area. Written products articulate, interpret, and explain the highly complex and important topics of the particular project. Plans all phases of the production process for the specific project. Directs a group of editors in the writing process.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Department of State
Salary: $59,534 – $93,638 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Bureau of Administration, Information Services Branch, (A/GIS/IPS/LIBR/IS) performing developmental duties providing comprehensive reference and
related research advice, training, publicity, collection management and information retrieval Library services in support of the Department’s foreign policy mission requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Responds to a wide range of requests for information received by the Library’s Information Desk, as well as to other requests received via email, telephone and in writing.
  • Provides scheduled and impromptu specialized instruction and guidance to patrons regarding their use of the Library’s catalogs, database and other holdings.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the Library’s holdings for their strengths, weaknesses and trends, and recommend potential new resources in all formats for their inclusion in the Department Library.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the Library’s online research guides and compiles customized collections.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Department of Justice
Salary: $43,798 to $56,939 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Delivery, Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Section, Collections Management Division,Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities
The position is located in the Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Unit 1 of the Collections Integrity and Maintenance Office, Collections Access, Loan and Management (CALM) Division. Incumbent reports directly to the Supervisor, Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Unit 1, providing a variety of support services relating to the routing of Library materials. The incumbent serves as Delivery Technician and is responsible for a wide variety of collections retrieval and delivery activities; photocopying and scanning; updating item status in the LC ILS: ensuring items are routed properly; and creating item records in the LC ILS as appropriate. The Delivery Technician uses the LC ILS, especially the Circulation module, as well as CALM’s photocopying, digital scanning and transmission devices.

The incumbent picks up, distributes, and returns items requested by CALM’s Reference and Collections Support Section staff for the use primarily of Congressional and interlibrary loan customers and for other official purposes. This activity requires an extensive knowledge of the Library’s organization, in particular, its custodial units, and regularly applying good preservation and security practices to ensure the safety and security of materials in transit. Incumbent is responsible for assuring the regular pickup and delivery of general collections items and items from other custodial divisions previously delivered to the Jefferson Main Control Room. The incumbent is responsible for picking up and returning a variety of non-standard items such as maps, music, oversized or semi-rare items, and microfilm, plus confidential mail from the Congressional Relations office or other Library offices. The incumbent advises less experienced staff on the proper routing and handling of unusual material and for resolving problems of misdirected material.

Incumbent is responsible for scanning all material upon arrival from Ft. Meade and when material is delivered to the appropriate custodial division or reading room. When loan requests are filled incumbent assembles books for delivery to Congressional offices, maintains a computerized log noting the time the books are leaving the Division, and transfers them to a commercial delivery service on a strict schedule. The Delivery technician is responsible for assuring the timely logging and delivery of this material to the contractor, which requires careful coordination, since it is the final step in the Library’s high-profile Congressional loan service. The incumbent maintains the delivery schedule and acts as a troubleshooter between Congressional offices and the courier contractor when items are misdirected.

Incumbent photocopies or scans articles and short works identified by reference staff for interlibrary loan customers. These items are either mailed to the requestors, are sent by fax or through other document transmission methods such as ARIEL and Odyssey. Incumbent assures the quality of these copies and transmissions. This requires a basic understanding of copying and transmission technology and the ability to resolve problems or request assistance from the equipment vendor or Library technical staff. Incumbent maintains accurate records of transmissions.

Incumbent checks the majority of books that are returned to the shelf, normally by scanning the item’s barcode into the check-in function of the LC ILS Circulation module. Incumbent must be alert to system messages indicating returning books that have been recalled and must use the system’s information to route these recalled items to the correct individual. Incumbent solves problems related to check-in, including identifying materials from other libraries that have been lent to the Library, and material from custodial divisions that are not identified except by language or format.

Incumbent provides circulation status checks for Library staff who request material and receive not-on-shelf responses if these staff cannot search the circulation database themselves and need to know whether or not a book is charged. Incumbent provides limited information such as due dates and a general status (charged outside, charged to a research facility, etc.). Incumbent is authorized to provide more extensive location information for official use and to refer callers to the appropriate office if the material should be retrieved.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 232078.

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. Hours beginning between 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. ending between 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Assistant Librarian
Location: US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Salary: $69,049 – $112,264 per year

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Position Overview:

The Assistant Librarian performs a full range of professional library reference and research services for customers of both the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) and the United States Court of Federal Claims (CFC). The Assistant Librarian reports directly to the Circuit Librarian.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Librarian include, but are not limited to:

Conduct in-depth legal and non-legal research for judges, Special Masters, court executives, chambers staff, OGC attorneys, court personnel, and external users of the library in support of the CAFC and CFC. Assist chambers with the formatting of opinions, in accordance with local policies and procedures. Research and compile information regarding legislative activity and court related news, utilizing both electronic and print resources, including federal government websites.

Manage the computer-assisted legal research program, to include creating a training schedule for newly appointed law clerks and coordinating with external vendors to carry out the training sessions. Develop and conduct training programs, including library orientations and legislative history program. Create and produce electronic resources training videos for court employees. Provide tours of the National Courts Building complex historic houses to visiting judges, dignitaries, attorneys, court staff, and the public.

Evaluate and recommend new resources to add to the library collection. Purge obsolete and/or unwanted resources, while remaining in compliance of federal and local regulations and policies. Relocate materials to enhance the accessibility and functionality of resources.

Create and maintain accounts in computer-assisted legal research programs such as Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg for newly appointed judges, incoming staff, law clerks, and interns/volunteers. Assist users and troubleshoot account issues. Deactivate accounts for separated staff, law clerks, and interns/volunteers.

Participate in managing and maintaining the content of the CAFC internet and intranet websites, in conjunction with the Clerk’s Office, Administrative Services Office, and the Information Technology Office. Perform as an alternate to the Circuit Librarian in posting announcements and making edits to the court website. Perform as an alternate to the technical services librarian in posting opinions and other content. Develop, format, write and/or edit new and existing webpage content. Offer other court units advice and training on the design of externally and internally facing webpages. Provide input to the Circuit Librarian on website and library technology improvements, future requirements, and specifications. Keep abreast of library priorities, policy directions, and management goals. Act as liaison with judges and the courts by serving on committees to represent the library and circuit librarian.

Assist with the coordination and fulfillment of inter-library loan requests. Participate in the planning and execution of library events, such as National Library Week and Constitution Day. Assist with updating visual displays for the Library and the courts. Performs circulation services, as needed, including checking in/out library materials.

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

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
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.

Responsibilities
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.

Four Positions: Washington, DC and Maryland

Position: Technical Services/Research Law Librarian
Location: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of General Counsel
Salary: $63,332 – $128,920 per year

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

As a Technical Services/Research Law Librarian for the CIA, you will assist with the management of core legal information repositories for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to support its broad spectrum of practice areas. You will participate in the selection, acquisition and maintenance of targeted legal information resources by providing guidance on legal research resources and best practices; by providing current awareness of legal developments across OGC practice areas; and by conducting unique legal research that leverages advanced research skills against specialized resources.

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform the following key responsibilities, as listed below:

  • Serve as a central resource for managing OGC knowledge and information.
  • Apply knowledge of legal information in the maintenance of a classification/metadata scheme.
  • Provide guidance and training on the use and availability of resources and legal research capabilities.
  • Perform complex research, including locating federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, cases, international treaties, conventions, agreements, and protocols.
  • Create procedural and informational pathfinders, bibliographies, and other documentation.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is part of the CIA’s Enterprise Functions, which provides governance and oversight to the business of intelligence effort across the Agency at Headquarters and in locations worldwide. OGC is an independent office of the CIA that provides legal advice and guidance to the Agency and to the Director of the CIA. Learn more about the Office of General Counsel.

Position: Librarian (Multiple Positions)
Location: Defense Intelligence Agency (Washington, DC and Bethesda, Maryland)
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Position Summary
The incumbent serves as a Librarian responsible for discovering, cataloging, and storing information materials in a physical or electronic environment. The incumbent develops search strategies and performs scheduled ad hoc information research and moderately difficult online searches using full-text and bibliographic databases in various all-source nation level databases based upon critical and required needs. The incumbent also manages, tracks, and maintains hardcopy products and ensures digitalization and metadata tagging of products.

Position Duties

The National Intelligence University (NIU) is a component of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Effective October 1, 2020, all personnel assigned to the NIU, to include the selectee for this position, will officially transfer from DIA to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) with no change in job title, series, grade, or duty location.

This position is located in Bethesda, MD and is with the Command Element, John T Hughes Library . This position is responsible for performing the following duties:

Researches, identifies, retrieves, and disseminates all-sources information via extended searching of reference tools and by performing online searches on a wide variety of open source databases and the internet. Determines what information resources will satisfy users’ research requirements and timeframes. Conducts on-line and hard copy literature searches by using database retrieval strategies and performing online reference and search services.

Receives, evaluates, and assesses data requirements of library customers. Develops library policies and procedures to handle and disseminate intelligence products to accommodate new and anticipated production requirements of the Agency analysts. Maintains a comprehensive cross reference index to facilitate retrieval of all-source compartmented documents, including materials compartmented in highly sensitive classified channels.

Conducts collection development by utilizing domestic and foreign publishers’ catalogs, bibliographies, and online sources. Provides statistical information on weekly research performed requiring utilization of on-line databases.

Performs original and copy-cataloging, subject analysis, and classification of a wide variety of unclassified general and specific information in all formats by editing prior records or by creating new records in an on-line bibliographic database. Checks for errors in call numbers, subject headings, added entries, and bibliographic descriptions, and makes recommendations to correct and prevention of errors.

Conducts orientations and tours for new students, analysts, and other library users. Guides patrons in using the various library collections and databases. Instructs customers in the use of library resources. Attends conferences, seminars, and workshops to keep abreast of advances in library science. Maintains currency within the library profession.

Conducts and participates in the briefing and instruction of customers in the use of the library’s facilities, collection, indexing and bibliographic tools.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Position Summary

The incumbent serves as a professional librarian, responsible for automated information management functions/programs and full scope of library operations, administration and technical. As such, incumbent provides general and technical library support to Agency analysts and other members of the Intelligence Community. Provides reference and referral and/or cataloging service. Provides reference and research services and recommends needs of the analysts. Performs selective dissemination of information. Responsible for collection management including the acquisition, organization, maintenance, preservation, and removal of materials for the collection in support of the mission. Plans and implements technological applications to improve user access and promote efficient operations. Receives, evaluates, and assesses a wide range of requests for unclassified all-source information, reference, and bibliographic support.

Position Duties

The National Intelligence University (NIU) is a component of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Effective October 1, 2020, all personnel assigned to the NIU, to include the selectee for this position, will officially transfer from DIA to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) with no change in job title, series, grade, or duty location.

This position is located in Bethesda, MD and is with the Command Element, John T Hughes Library. This position is responsible for performing the following duties:

Researches, identifies, retrieves, and disseminates all-sources information via extended searching of reference tools and by performing online searches on a wide variety of open source databases and the internet. Determines what information resources will satisfy users’ research requirements and timeframes. Conducts extensive on-line and hard copy literature searches by developing database retrieval strategies and performing online reference and complex search services.

Receives, evaluates, and assesses data requirements of library customers. Develops library policies and procedures to handle and disseminate intelligence products to accommodate new and anticipated production requirements of the Agency analysts. Maintains a comprehensive cross reference index to facilitate retrieval of all-source compartmented documents, including materials compartmented in highly sensitive classified channels.

Conducts collection development by utilizing domestic and foreign publishers’ catalogs, bibliographies, and online sources. Provides statistical information on weekly research performed requiring utilization of on-line databases.

Performs original and copy-cataloging, subject analysis, and classification of a wide variety of unclassified general and specific information in all formats by editing prior records or by creating new records in an on-line bibliographic database. Checks for errors in call numbers, subject headings, added entries, and bibliographic descriptions, and makes recommendations to correct and prevention of errors.

Conducts orientations and tours for new students, analysts, and other library users. Guides patrons in using the various library collections and databases. Instructs customers in the use of library resources. Attends conferences, seminars, and workshops to keep abreast of advances in library science. Maintains currency within the library profession.

Conducts and participates in the briefing and instruction of customers in the use of the library’s facilities, collection, indexing and bibliographic tools.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Position Summary

The incumbent serves as a professional librarian, responsible for automated information management functions/programs and full scope of library operations, administration and technical. As such, incumbent provides general and technical library support to Agency analysts and other members of the Intelligence Community. Provides reference and referral and/or cataloging service. Provides reference and research services and recommends needs of the analysts. Performs selective dissemination of information. Responsible for collection management including the acquisition, organization, maintenance, preservation, and removal of materials for the collection in support of the mission. Plans and implements technological applications to improve user access and promote efficient operations. Receives, evaluates, and assesses a wide range of requests for unclassified all-source information, reference, and bibliographic support.

Position Duties

The National Intelligence University (NIU) is a component of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Effective October 1, 2020, all personnel assigned to the NIU, to include the selectee for this position, will officially transfer from DIA to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) with no change in job title, series, grade, or duty location.

This position is located in Bethesda, MD and is with the Command Element, John T Hughes Library. This position is responsible for performing the following duties:

Researches, identifies, retrieves, and disseminates all-sources information via extended searching of reference tools and by performing online searches on a wide variety of open source databases and the internet. Determines what information resources will satisfy users’ research requirements and timeframes. Conducts extensive on-line and hard copy literature searches by developing database retrieval strategies and performing online reference and complex search services.

Receives, evaluates, and assesses data requirements of library customers. Develops library policies and procedures to handle and disseminate intelligence products to accommodate new and anticipated production requirements of the Agency analysts. Maintains a comprehensive cross reference index to facilitate retrieval of all-source compartmented documents, including materials compartmented in highly sensitive classified channels.

Conducts collection development by utilizing domestic and foreign publishers’ catalogs, bibliographies, and online sources. Provides statistical information on weekly research performed requiring utilization of on-line databases.

Performs original and copy-cataloging, subject analysis, and classification of a wide variety of unclassified general and specific information in all formats by editing prior records or by creating new records in an on-line bibliographic database. Checks for errors in call numbers, subject headings, added entries, and bibliographic descriptions, and makes recommendations to correct and prevention of errors.

Conducts orientations and tours for new students, analysts, and other library users. Guides patrons in using the various library collections and databases. Instructs customers in the use of library resources. Attends conferences, seminars, and workshops to keep abreast of advances in library science. Maintains currency within the library profession.

Conducts and participates in the briefing and instruction of customers in the use of the library’s facilities, collection, indexing and bibliographic tools.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Research Services Analyst 
Location: Cooley LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings 

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Two Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 388013.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 367412.

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

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Four Positions: Maryland and Virginia

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities
Incumbent typical work assignments may include the following:

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

One Position: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Major duties of this position include:

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

 

Four Positions: Washington, DC and Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 307627.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Library Technician
Location: Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Two Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performs various other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 012535.

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities

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

Two Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 347532.

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

One Position: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 058634.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Three Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Responsibilities

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Employment Category: Flexible

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

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

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

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

 Maryland PA Program Responsibilities:

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

 Graduate School Responsibilities:  

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

 Contributions to the HS/HSL Team:

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

 POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

SALARY: $60,000 minimum, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS:

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

One Position: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS

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

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

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

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

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Three Positions: Virginia and Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performs various other duties as assigned.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities
our typical work assignments may include the following:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 392178.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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