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.

One Position: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Two Positions: Washington, DC

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Salary in accordance with recruitment and promotion rules.

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

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

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

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

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

To be considered application packages must include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Responsibilities
Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloged reference collection, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

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

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established.

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

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

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Chief, Network Section)
Location: Network Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Office of the Librarian, Washington, DC
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Network Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Office of the Librarian at the Taylor Street Annex located at 1291 Taylor St., NW, Washington, DC.
The position description number for this position is 262933.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare 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. Recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.

Plans and directs the activities and budgets for the entire NLS Network Section. Formulates objectives and priorities for the section within the resources available; justifies additional resources when necessary. Develops and presents section budget proposals and justifications, program statements, management plans, travel and training plans to the director. Takes all steps necessary to assure maximum efficiency of staff and utilization of resources. Makes decisions on complex work problems presented by subordinate supervisors. Acts as the NLS expert on all aspects related to network services and circulation of materials to users. Makes recommendations to the director on policy formulation and program planning for identification, establishment, coordination, and improvement of services provided to and offered by the national network. Serves as a member of the NLS Management team. Analyzes operations of all Network Section sections to determine assignments and responsibilities, and advises the director on the relationships of units to broader programs.

The Chief, Network Section coordinates and monitors the national network of cooperating libraries, serving NLS patrons throughout the United States and its territories. The network includes approximately 100 regional and sub-regional network libraries, and a growing number of Advisory and Outreach Centers nationwide. Duties include implementation and oversight of NLS generated programs, policies and activities affecting the network, as well as maintaining cordial and cooperative relationships with network library employees and parent organizations. The Chief (1) manages major NLS contracts directly affecting the network, (2) responds to high-level issues and concerns from the network, and (3) develops and advises the Director and Deputy Director regarding changes in policies and procedures affecting the network. Sets and interprets the NLS national service policies to state library agencies, directors of major public libraries, other key Federal, state and local agency staff, library educators and other professionals, to assure program understanding and commitment of
resources for high-level services to eligible readers.

Represents the Network Section on the NLS Management Team, bringing perspective, issues, concerns and opportunities to the team based on a broad and evolving knowledge of the network, NLS patrons, and other groups and organizations impacting the NLS program. Assists the team and the director in formulating and implementing policies, programs and practices affecting stakeholders. Represents NLS, fostering cooperation and collaboration with the network libraries and their parent organizations as well as with a broad range of the other groups and organizations. Makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Represents and speaks for NLS and the national program at national and regional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Chairs conference workshops and other meetings at which resources, consumer needs, service delivery systems and inter-agency responsibilities are discussed in person with key agency staff. Has frequent contacts with the public, individual users and consumer groups through informal and professional meetings, presentation of speeches, telephone and correspondence contacts.

Four Positions: Maryland and Washington, DC

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

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

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

Position: Digitization Manager
Location: United States Copyright Office, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The Office of Public Records and Repositories is responsible for preserving, maintaining, and servicing copyright-related records in physical and digital formats. The Digitization Manager provides expertise and service in support the creation, preservation and presentation of digital content.

Responsibilities
…The Digitization Manager is located in the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO), Public Records and Repositories (PRR) and reports to the Deputy Director of PRR. The Digitization Manager provides expertise and service in support of the creation, preservation, and presentation of digital content, and the incumbent will be responsible for establishing and ensuring compliance with technical approaches to digital conversion and digital conversion workflows to meet the preservation and access needs of the USCO. Specific duties include managing digitization activities within the USCO; ensuring that digital conversion policies and practices are consistent across the USCO, and in conformance with the Library of Congress Digitization Strategy and Digitization Policy;

providing authoritative guidance in the formulation of best practices for the life cycle management of digitized materials and the resolution of complex problems or issues related to digitization of analog USCO materials; promoting exploration of promising approaches to the digitization of analog materials and the management of the resulting digital objects; and coordinating with stakeholders within and outside of the Library of Congress to ensure the timely and successful execution of projects…

…Under the broad administrative direction of the deputy director and with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, supports the U.S. Copyright Office’s digital conversion program by developing and managing integrated solutions to technical, procedural, and policy issues. Works with Library staff to ensure that Federal Agencies Digital Guideline Initiative (FADGI) guidelines are followed for digitized materials that will be distributed via the Web or other channels. Promotes cooperation with technical experts within and outside of the Library.

Oversees project digitization efforts, and develops authoritative digitization policies and procedures. Provides administrative and technical support to establish workflows and to manage project activities and reporting.

Has the responsibility for U.S. Copyright Office programs related to the digitization of analog materials. Plays a key role in formulating long-range policies and in developing and implementing strategies related to digital conversion of analog materials and their incorporation into digital libraries. Provides high-level programmatic and technical advice to top management and other key officials on matters relating to library digital conversion initiatives, policies, projects, and programs.

Provides expert technical advice in the monitoring and evaluation of digital conversion contract work to ensure consistency with FADGI guidelines. Ensures that contract technical requirements are met, and that all activities are performed in compliance with the terms of the contract. Oversees and/or evaluates contractor feasibility studies and technical assessment reports. Develops acquisition strategies for digital conversion services, and equipment needed to support the needs of the U.S. Copyright Office. Assists technical staff in preparing statements of work and evaluation plans. Participates on evaluation teams reviewing internal and external proposals involving digital conversion. Serves as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).

Position: Acquisitions and Vendor Management Specialist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Human Capital Directorate, Chief Operating officer.

The position description number for this position is 371902.

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.

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

Responsibilities
The primary purpose of this position is to provide Contracting Officers’ Representative (COR) support in the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Human Capital Directorate (HCD) of the Library of Congress.

The incumbent manages vendor contracts, related to the planning, development, and delivery of goods and services, of low to moderate complexity and risk and where selection involves trade-offs among non-price factors.

The incumbent interacts with HCD management, internal and external stakeholders, business and systems analysts, IT specialists, contractors, and others to ensure delivery of contracted services within scope, time, and cost constraints.

Performs contract administration activities for procurements related to the significant acquisition of goods and services where selection involves the trade off among non-price factors.

Monitoring includes primarily fixed price contracts but may include other contract types, such as, cost-plus-fix-fee, cost-plus-award-fee, with moderate to high dollar values.

Monitors vendor service delivery and performance through direct observation, written and verbal communications, and the review of vendor provided deliverables in accordance with terms and conditions of the contract.

Participates in post-award meetings to review contract milestones, responsibilities, and status.

Provides appropriate documentation in support of contract modifications or adjustments to the contacting officer.

Understands and conveys to contractor standard contract terms to include Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs), shipping, delivery, and invoice instructions.

Reviews and authorizes payment of invoices. Requests that contract options be exercised or modifications be made to contracts.

Closes out contracts and disposes of COR files pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Library of Congress guidance.

Resolves procurement and administration problems of a complex nature and resolves problems or issues, which may impact other procurements.

Develops the COR file in accordance with Library procedures and maintains a clear and accurate record of Pre- and Post-award documents, actions and communications according to Library requirements.

Inspects and accepts deliveries and monitors services for conformance with contact terms and conditions and accepts or rejects them.

Validates and processes invoices in accordance with Library policies and procedures.

Develops and manages quality control and assurance processes and procedures for oversight throughout the contract life cycle.

Monitors vendors’ reporting of performance management metrics throughout contracts’ period of performance, ensuring that all performance management reporting contract terms are fulfilled by the vendors. Submits contractor performance evaluation pursuant to Library regulations.

Verifies the final payment to the contractor based on the terms and conditions of the contract,completion of required deliverables, and inspection and acceptance as outlined in FAR part 4.8.Reviews risk management and collaborates with vendor, technical staff, and HCD management, supports development and execution of risk management strategies as directed.

Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders, business analysts, IT specialists, contractors, and others to identify and capture HCD acquisitions and vendor-related requirements and expectations at the Service-wide and division/section levels.

Articulates clear requirements in Statements of Work or Performance Work Statements for more complex goods and services requiring periodic oversight and interaction with contractor program management and Library service units to address issues with contract staffing, schedule, and project management.

Conducts and documents market research using historical information, web-based research and contacts with industry. Estimates contract pricing using historical contacts data, other agencies’ data, and responses to request for information. Understands, interprets, and explains the effect of standard and tailored contract terms.

Provides input to Program Manager or Contracting Officer on acquisition and source selection plans. Reviews and recommend appropriate solicitation and contract structure to include CLINs, deliverables, ordering, options, payment, insurance, intellectual property, and associated standard commercial terms and conditions.

Advises customers and team members on their acquisition related roles and responsibilities. Assesses procurement integrity and conflict of interest mitigation plans.

Reviews request for information, solicitations, and contracts. Assists with pre-proposal conferences and questions and answers.

Leads team in evaluating non-price factors in proposals and past performance.

Supports contracting officer in conducting negotiations. Ensures that contracting terms specify required performance management metrics, reporting, and processes to support HCD’s vendor performance management process.

Position: Arab World Area Specialist (Librarian)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396 per year

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.

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 Collections 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 a variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition in order 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 instructional to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, or from written requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily-accessible, i.e., found within the library’s collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures.

Provides in-person and telephone reference service 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 in order to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections under the direction of senior staff.

Coordinates the acquisition of items that are of limited technical complexity, or 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 material. 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.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Research Analyst – Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Location: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Remote or in NY or DC, United States
Salary: $115,000.00 – $125,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

 (1RI015)

 Under the direction of the Research Services Director, the Sr. Research  Analyst performs research, reference and related services to support the transactional practice areas. This role also provides support to other Knowledge and Innovation units as assigned in order to meet departmental goals and objectives. This is a mid-level career position that requires independent thinking, attention to detail and excellent research and interpersonal skills.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Performs all research required assist lawyers, paralegals, and other firm personnel as well as external clients in obtaining information in support of transactional matters. This includes undertaking complex research assignments requiring the utilization of specialized databases, legal and business information sources, web-based sites and print resources including (approximately 10-15 requests per day).
  2. Participates in the development of educational programs for lawyers and other firm personnel on available internal and external research services..
  3. Initiates current awareness and regulatory alerts as required.
  4. Assists in the evaluation of new research applications to ensure that all of the information resources in the department’s inventory are geared towards efficiently and cost-effectively supporting the firm’s business.
  5. Works on special projects and performs other departmental duties as assigned.
  6. Accounts for billable time by submitting diaries on a regular basis.

  Required Skills:
Education and/or Experience:

  1. M.L.S. from an accredited institution
  2. A minimum of ten years research experience in a legal or corporate environment.

Competencies:

  1. Excellent research, written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  2. Superior and detailed knowledge of corporate documents, transaction types, SEC filings, business and legal print and electronic resources including Intelligize, Deal Point Data, Bloomberg Terminal, FactSet, Private Raise, Perfect Information, Lexis Advance, Westlaw as well as sources related to researching securities and corporate law issues.
  3. ability to appropriately and effectively respond and accommodate lawyer and client needs, and to adapt to the environment of a service department with a professional clientele.
  4. Ability to meet strict deadlines and effectively complete designated jobs assignments under significant time and supervisory pressure.
  5. Strong analytical abilities with the capacity to think logically and quickly. also the ability to think of creative solutions to novel or difficult research assignments is required.

Work Requirements:
Choice of remote or onsite at our New York or D.C. office. with a flexible 4-day work schedule starting Wednesday through Saturday from as early as 9am to as late as 9pm.Available when necessary before or after normal working hours in order to meet the demands of the job and the needs of the firm.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:

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

Organization

 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Work Locations

 1285 Avenue of Americas, New York, NY 10019-6064 

  

Job Posting

 Jun 17, 2020, 5:21:18 PM

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Managing Director, National Transportation Library) (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employees)
Location: Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located within the Office of Information and Library Sciences, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) a component of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), BTS is the Principal Federal Statistical Agency that provides objective, comprehensive, and relevant information on the extent and use of the Nation’s transportation system, how well the system performs.

Responsibilities
As a Supervisory Librarian (Managing Director, National Transportation Library), you will:

Serve as Managing Director of the National Transportation Library where you will plan, develop, implement, and manage the library’s policies, programs, and day-to-day operations.
Coordinate leadership of the broader national transportation library community and representing that community both within the transportation industry and within the national library environment.
Oversee the coordination and application of information technology related to digital libraries and data services.
Represent OST-R in forums with other DOT components, and with other federal agencies, state, local and tribal agencies and libraries, academic and private sector libraries, professional associations, and others in matter related to information technology and the institutional implications of information technology.
The ideal candidate is a professional with experience managing a multi-service special library program, which required extensive stakeholder engagement and collaboration.

One Position: Washington DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Office of the Director, National Agricultural Library, in Beltsville, MD.

The purpose of this position is to serve as the Deputy Director for the National Agricultural Library; direct the operation of one of the world’s largest agricultural sciences libraries; plan, develop, and operate national and international science information systems in agriculture and related sciences.

Responsibilities
Supervises the activities of the library’s Administrative Office including budget oversight, facility management, financial management, health and safety management, and personnel and physical security.
Assures the acquisition, preservation, and accessibility of all information concerning food, agriculture, and related topics.
Represents the interests of the Department on various high-level national and international committees for the purpose of assuring a cooperative effort in science information programs.
Makes selections for positions, assigning duties, reviewing work, approving/disapproving leave and evaluating performance.
Provides leadership and coordinates programs for library activities and information systems.
Formulates, prescribes and sets policy for bibliographic and technically-related standards for the National Agricultural Library and other related USDA information systems.

Basic Requirements:
Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;

OR
A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
AND
In addition to meeting the basic requirements described above, applicants must also meet additional qualification requirements as stated below.
Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are:

Qualifying experience for GS- 15 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-14 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience includes planning the operation of a scientific library; directing the development or operation of a science information system for collection and evaluation of information; directing the development or operation of a national library network; and coordinating programs for a library.

Three Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties
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/10828739

Position: Public Services Librarian: 12-Month Faculty
Location: Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

For best consideration, please send cover letter and resume to hr@chesapeake.edu. Please reference the job to which you are applying in the subject heading. Resumes must be in .doc or PDF format. We are unable to open or convert files in other formats.

Chesapeake College is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.

If there is inaccurate information on this page, please send corrections or comments to hr@chesapeake.edu. In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education regulations, Chesapeake College distributes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report to all current students, staff, and faculty. The report is available to prospective students, staff and faculty upon request, or on our website. To receive a paper copy of this report, contact the Director of Public Safety at 410-827-5889.

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Cadence Group has an immediate opening for a Reference and Research Librarian in Washington, D.C.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Search for, identify, and vet expert witnesses
  • Create comprehensive and highly detailed expert witness vetting reports of friendly and adverse witnesses for Justice Department litigation. Vettings include in-depth analysis of background reports, legal proceedings, expert witness depositions and trial testimonies, Daubert motions, author publications, professional licenses, news searches, and web and social media research.
  • Track down hard-to-locate assets; routinely conduct searches on state databases, commercial resources, and social media to locate information on individuals
  • Perform complex legal research and legislative analysis of both current and historical legal topics using complex resources and specialized finding aids for the following divisions: Civil Appellate, Office of Legal Counsel, National Security Division, United States Attorney’s Office, Environmental Division, Civil Rights and many others.
  • Locate information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished sources and electronic databases
  • Collaborate with division attorneys, economists, paralegals, statisticians, research assistants, law interns, and field office staff
  • Respond to inquiries made face-to-face, by telephone, or by virtual means

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Solid understanding of federal and state court systems, how to read a docket sheet, how a case progresses through a court, what the different types of filings are, and legal terminology
  • Expertise in finding legal resources and government documents from a wide variety of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline
  • Knowledge of complex resources and special finding aids
  • Extensive legal research experience a big plus
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Proficient at finding both print (like West’s Key Number System) and electronic resources
  • Ability to clearly communicate with attorneys, economists, library techs, paralegals, statisticians, law interns, field office staff, and research assistants
  • Highly proficient at locating information from free government resources, like GPO FDsys, Congress.gov, and regulatory agency websites
  • Familiarity with any of the following:  Lexis, Westlaw, Factiva, Ebsco, Mergent Online, HeinOnline, JSTOR, Proquest Congressional, GPO FDsys, Congress.gov, and regulatory agency websites
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working in a federal government agency highly desired
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience fulfilling library reference and research requests
  • Accredited Masters Degree in Library Science
  • Juris Doctorate a plus

http://www.cadence-group.com/job-descriptions/#reference-research-federal-librarian-dc

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician
Location: Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

  • Must have 3 years specialized experience in a library that provided specific knowledge of library rules, policies, and procedures for circulation and technical service including library systems, procedures, and theory
  • An associate degree from recognized college or technical institute with 16 credits in library science may be substituted for specialized experience
  • Must have experience or training that demonstrates knowledge of Integrated Library Systems (ILS), library applications, and other information technologies
  • Must have experience in a library that provides the applicant with general knowledge of standard library rules, policies, knowledge of cataloging rules (copy cataloging), and procedures in circulation services

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

This position is contingent upon contract award.

http://www.cadence-group.com/job-descriptions/#library-tech-dc

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 393988.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Description

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

Position Requirements

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

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician
Location: Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Responsibilities:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

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

Work Interactions

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

Eight Positions: Washington, DC

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

Summer Assistant – Library – Research Services Department

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

Summer Assistant – Library – Technology and Collections Management Department

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

Summer Assistant – Library – Technical Services and Special Collections Department

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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.

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Law Librarian – Public Defender Service for DC (PDS)

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

Organization Description:

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

Position Description:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

How To Apply:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Brief Description of Duties

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

Two Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Life cycle management of Federal Government publications: performs a wide variety of technical services tasks associated with all aspects of life cycle management of government information within LTS. Work specifically requires the incumbent to learn workflows including processes and procedures associated with content acquisitions, bibliographic control, library technical services support, serials management and quality control.

Content Acquisitions: identifies appropriate Federal Government information resources (monographs, serials, and other formats) to be acquired for all Programs in LSCM. Performs outreach functions, including contacting agencies and monitoring agency Web sites, in order to identify, acquire and process Federal Government information products. Determines the formats and quantities to acquire for various Programs.

Bibliographic Control: catalogs U.S. Government publications in tangible and electronic formats. In doing so, incumbent performs original and derived (copy cataloging) to include descriptive and subject cataloging, PURL assignments, and archiving tasks.

Library Technical Services Support: uses the ILS application (Ex Libris, Aleph 500), including the acquisitions, bibliographic control and serials modules and other services associated with ILS (OPAC-Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, http://catalog.gpo.gov). Uses the ILS to perform day-to-day work to catalog, acquire and process information products. This includes performing research and problem resolution, performing quality control of data captured in each module of the ILS. Performs classification of acquired information products using the Superintendent of Documents classification system and assigns Federal depository item numbers for Federal Depository Library acquisitions purposes. Uses knowledge of library technical service processes to make contributions to improve library technical services (LTS) operations. This includes, but not be limited to, the creation of documentation, evaluations of workflows and processes for enhancements in order to improve services for customers in the area of LTS responsibility (askGPO, WEB Tech Notes, ILS, and CGP).

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

Customer Outreach: handles inquiries from libraries in the FDLP via Ask-GPO by researching and answering questions concerning issues related to acquisitions, cataloging, serials control and information product processing.

Perform Team Assignments: serves on cross-organizational teams and works on projects and tasks assignments related to application/tool development, quality control and business process improvement initiatives.

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Summary/Objective

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