Eight Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Position: Competitive Intelligence Research and Reference Specialist
Location: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them.  The firm has approximately 900 attorneys in 16 offices:  11 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe.  Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.

Wilson Sonsini, the leading law firm for innovative companies, is developing a Competitive Intelligence (CI) team to support the firm’s 800+ lawyers in the US, Europe and Asia.  The Competitive Intelligence Research & Reference Specialist will work as a member of the firmwide Research & Information Services team and conduct legal research and in-depth research and analysis of companies, sectors, practice areas, geographic markets, technologies, and competitors using a comprehensive variety of online research tools.  Will develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to aid in strategic decision-making and drive business development, profitability, growth, prospective/client retention, and other business opportunities.  This position reports to the Research & Information Manager, and is preferably based in the firm’s Palo Alto office, although, depending on the level of experience of the candidate, could be based in New York, Washington D.C., Seattle or Los Angeles.

The scope of the research undertaken is varied and challenging, including economics and market sectors, routine company profiling on current and potential clients, competitors, new markets, and monitoring key targets or sectors.  In this role, the Specialist will identify market trends, industry developments, client movements, and relevant client news to provide information for client development and attorney teams. Will compile and distill information into presentations and provide a written executive summary largely to support client pitches and opportunities. Will also work collaboratively with the Business Development and Research & Information Services departments to execute the firm’s business and competitive intelligence deliverables.  The CI team will develop into a critical resource for the firm, and the Specialist must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.  The ideal candidate must have strong written, analytical, and project management skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.

Essential Job Functions

  • Under general direction, conduct in-depth research and analysis of key companies, sectors, industries, technologies, market segments, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and summarize into concise deliverable reports
  • Identify and monitor trends and key clients to aid client development efforts for all practice groups and cross-disciplinary sector teams
  • Stay abreast of trends and technologies in the legal industry
  • Track research requests to demonstrate ROI, firm trends, and patterns
  • Perform legal research on a regular basis as part of the firmwide Research & Information Services team

Required Experience

  • Two years minimum in a research-focused role ideally in business intelligence, litigation-related research and/or legal research
  • Highly curious, strong analytical skills, and ability to think strategically with the ability to convey research in written form with attention to detail
  • Ability to digest, synthesize, and manipulate large sets of data into a clear, concise manner
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Basic knowledge of financial datasets and investor reports for analysis
  • Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy
  • Responsive and service-oriented with ability to adapt and reprioritize projects as needed
  • Initiative and eagerness to learn
  • Self-starter with ability to work both collaboratively as well as independently

Desired Experience

  • AmLaw 100, financial services, or professional services firm experience preferred
  • Working knowledge and experience using Internet-based corporate and legal research tools such as Hoover’s, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Monitor Suite, Pitchbook, CB Insights, and other third-party resources and systems
  • Experience performing basic patent research

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher; MLS/MLIS, JD or MBA is preferred but not essential with the right experience

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Research & Reference Specialist
Location: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them.  The firm has approximately 900 attorneys in 16 offices:  11 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe.  Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.

The Research & Reference Specialist will provide onsite and remote legal and non-legal research services for attorneys and staff on a time critical basis. Ability to work with traditional and online resources to effectively answer research requests and collaborate with colleagues on research projects. . Coordinate training/orientation sessions, special projects and other duties as required.

Must be adept at communicating research findings in a clear and concise manner, conducting on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources and anticipating attorneys’ interests by providing proactive outreach on new resource(s) or service(s) of interest. Expected to conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens, emerging and venture-backed company research and patent research.

Maintain proficiency in Firm technologies including document management system, password and research management tools and other applications.

This position reports to the Research & Information Manager, and, depending on the level of experience of the candidate, could be based in our Palo Alto, New York, Washington D.C., Seattle or Los Angeles office locations.

Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of library operations
  • ​Legal research experience in areas including corporate, securities, and intellectual property law
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills
  • Dedication to keeping abreast of new developments in research services and resource trends in the legal industry
  • Ability to promote the library by maintaining a professional, service-oriented attitude and keeping current on the needs and trends of the firm
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library print resources as well as online resources including but not limited to WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Cheetah , Accurint, Intelligize, Lex Machina and Docket Navigator
  • Ability to quickly learn and use and evaluate new resources for use in the library and specific practice groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a high degree of initiative
  • Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys and staff
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work with teams
  • Ability to prioritize requests, work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates

Education/Experience:

  • MLS/MLIS or JD preferred; equivalent experience considered
  • At least three years of professional reference experience in a business or large law firm library

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Library Technician (Digitization Technician)
Location: Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services and working in the National Digital Newspaper Program, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $43,798 to $56,939

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services and working in the National Digital Newspaper Program.
This position is Indefinite, NTE 2 years.
The position description number for this position is 375719.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
Performs arrangement and descriptive (i.e., metadata) work in a major body of records that describe digitized materials. Assesses the correctness of item entries in different fields and makes corrections as needed. Identifies duplicate entries. Copies records when needed. Creates new records or adds to or edits existing records as appropriate. Consults with senior staff frequently prior to correcting or significantly altering questionable database entries.

Applies knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to respond to a wide variety of non-standard library collection maintenance issues. Prepares, organizes, and collates collection materials as necessary for digitization and processes the digital files produced as needed so that they may be included in digital projects. May physically transport collection materials between custodial divisions, conservation offices, scanning operations, and/or contractors. As required, digitizes library materials using scanners or digital camera according to specifications provided. Receives computer files representing digitized items and files containing associated metadata, processes and places them in appropriate locations on servers. Checks files representing digitized items against established quality standards prior to acceptance. Where files fail to meet such standards, documents problems and works with senior staff to request rework.

Completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases. Uses search tools in a variety of online databases that have different search interfaces and protocols. Follows a limited number of applicable instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, filenames, directory structures, and other conventions. Determines whether records describe items in hand or items represented by digital files. Assists in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by senior staff. Creates and updates data in in-house databases for digital project production.

Position: Assistant Head, Digital Content Management Section
Location: Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 392943.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work; Assign 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.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple complex projects involving the lifecycle management of digital content. Leads working groups, task forces, committees or ad hoc groups, which have been assigned responsibility for specific digital lifecycle management projects or tasks. Coordinates the details involved in special projects, defining tasks/assignments. Identifies, develops, and implements options for improving the performance of the plan/projects. Communicates orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical staff concerning the management of digital collection activities. Works with staff to develop solutions for transfer, processing, and managing a wide variety of digital content from varied acquisitions sources. Serves as product owner and/or subject matter expert for development projects to support the lifecycle management of digital content.

Directs day-to-day operations of digital content management programs to ensure ongoing, efficient, and trustworthy ingest and processing of digital collection content. Manages ongoing operations and continuous improvement of practices to ensure enduring access to digital collections content. Manages reporting on the status of growth of processed and unprocessed digital collections. Advises top management on major issues related to the acquisition and lifecycle management of digital content.

Serves as an expert advisor on digital content management practices. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff at multiple levels throughout the service unit and across the Library, as well as with those in the larger digital content management community.

Using knowledge of digital libraries and technical solutions, provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and problems associated with digital lifecycle management. Identifies and applies new analytical techniques to address situations that are unique or not previously encountered.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Technical Services)
Location: Executive Office of the President (EOP), Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Executive Office of the President (EOP), Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library and Research Services (LRS) Division. The incumbent will serve as the Technical Services Branch Chief and LRS Systems Librarian, providing library and information services to officials and staff of the EOP and supporting policy making at the highest levels of the Executive Branch of the federal government.

Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Librarian (Technical Services), GS-1410-14, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Manages library resources to include staff and budgetary expenditures for print and electronic resources such as monographs, serials, legal materials, research databases, e-books, and e-journals.
  • Oversees management of and access to general and law library collections in subject areas related to the Presidency, economics, political science, U.S. government, public administration, international relations, trade, and national security.
  • Supervises a staff of professional librarians and library technicians.
  • Establishes priorities, assigns, distributes, and evaluates work performed by librarians and library technicians.
  • Provides advice, guidance, and counsels library employees regarding work and administrative matters, including addressing work performance and conduct issues with staff.
  • Establishes and updates policies, procedures, and desk guides for library technical services operations and resource management.
  • Evaluates, plans, oversees, and coordinates an acquisition program for library information resources, including contracts and purchase cards.
  • Oversees and manages the library management system, discovery interface, and related systems, serving as a primary point of contact for library technology issues.
  • Trains and guides staff in use of technical services modules of library management system.
  • Plans and implements technological improvements and migrations for library systems, applications, and technical infrastructure.
  • Oversees library cataloging and metadata processes to ensure effective customer access to print and electronic materials.
  • Oversees management of electronic resources including license negotiation, implementation, authentication, and ongoing access.
  • Plans and provides access to vendor training for librarians and library technicians.

Position: Web Applications Specialist
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Come work for Georgetown Law!  As part of Georgetown University we offer a comprehensive benefits package that currently offers 16 paid holidays including a break between Christmas and New Years and full-time staff accrues 16 days of paid leave in the first year. Medical, dental, and vision insurance are subsidized. Plus, after serving for one year, staff receive tuition assistance if they pursue a degree while they work for the university. Further information is available the Georgetown benefits site.

Job Summary:

This position develops and maintains the Law Library’s various websites running on Drupal, WordPress, and other electronic services to provide instructional and educational tools.

 Under direct supervision, assists in research and fact-finding to develop or modify information systems. Assists in preparing detailed specifications from which programs will be written. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents, and maintains those programs.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be:

  • Develop and maintain independent Drupal websites, for instance our Controlled Digital Lending site.

  • Create and extend custom Drupal modules and theme templates.

  • Maintains and develops web applications and resources for the Law Library’s website using WordPress, Microsoft Access, SQL, JSON and other technologies as needed.

  • Produces detailed documentation of developed applications.

  • Writes product and user documentation.

  • Trains Law Library staff in the use of web authoring software such as a Content Management Systems (CMS), and in other technologies and software as needed.

  • Maintains and improves own web programming skills and knowledge of educational technology.

What We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of work experience and education.

  • Technology capabilities required for this position include deep experience with Drupal and competency with WordPress, and PHP or Python programming.

  • Ability to work well in teams and with end-users.

  • Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

What We Would Like You To Have:

  • Drupal 7.x and Drupal 8.x custom module development.

  • Experience with managing and developing Drupal websites, especially migrating sites from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8.

  • Web Development

  • Experience with programming/scripting languages such as Python, Java, Ruby,

  • Experience with CSS.

  • Experience in developing code that meets current security standards.

  • Experience in implementing software to accommodate business needs.

  • Experience in PHP or like development environment.

  • Experience with Git version control.

Position: Reference Attorney or Law Librarian Position
Location: Fastcase, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Fastcase is the leading next-generation legal research service that puts a comprehensive national law library and powerful searching, sorting, and data visualization tools at attorneys’ fingertips.  A D.C. based information technology company founded in 1999, Fastcase is one of the fastest-growing legal research information solutions services in the United States servicing American law firms, in-house counsel, law schools, and government sectors.

Do you enjoy legal research? Do you enjoy teaching people tools that you’re passionate about? Do you enjoy presenting and sharing your expertise? Fastcase is seeking a research professional to join our Sales & Outreach team.  We change the practice of law every day — the ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking innovator. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting researchers in all 50 states in using the Fastcase research platforms.
    • Provide expertise in all jurisdictions with customers of varying experience in legal research and practice area
  • Presenting to diverse audiences, including via webinar and in person.
    • Presenting can include travel, so a willingness and ability to travel is a must.
  • Partner with Sales and Alliance teams to engage partners and their end-users with personalized engagement plans.
  • Collaborate with our product team to create new tools to enhance the research experience.
  • Collaborate with the content team for new products and materials

Requirements:

  • JD or MLIS with legal focus
  • 1-2 years of experience with presentation and communication
  • 1-2 years of business development experience is a plus
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, organizational, analytical, and time-management skills
  • Strong research skills with 1-2 years of experience preferred
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Technical competence
  • Be located in Pacific time zone state, such as Oregon, California, Washington State, Nevada. This is a remote office position
  • Occasional travel is required to attend market conferences, representing Fastcase; willingness to travel by all methods and must have a valid driver’s license

Fastcase offers a casual, collaborative work environment, comprehensive benefits (including: Premium Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life & Accidental Death and Disability insurance, Paid time off, 401(K) and competitive salary).

Please send your resume to resumes@fastcase.com.

Position: Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communication Lead
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to join a team of educators and service providers supporting George Mason faculty, researchers, students, and staff with needs related to Open Educational Resources (OER), Copyright, Fair Use, Open Licensing, and other scholarly communication matters.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director, Mason Publishing Group/George Mason University Press, the Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communication Lead will collaborate with colleagues in Mason Publishing, within the Libraries more broadly, and across the university to support the adoption and creation of open and affordable course content. The incumbent also provides guidance and compliance assistance on copyright and fair use issues related to OER, as well as copyright use in classroom teaching and technology, online courses, Mason Publishing supported journals, and university press publications. In the Scholarly Communications role, the incumbent leads the Libraries’ educational program and outreach activities to promote open access scholarly dissemination, provides expert guidance to faculty and students wishing to pursue open access venues for their research and publication projects, and consults and advises on intellectual property issues and copyright generally in the publishing process.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The Mason Publishing Group (http://publishing.gmu.edu/) unites the George Mason University Libraries’ digital publishing activities with the George Mason University Press to form a set of publishing services for the university.

Eight Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Librarian, ZA-1410-II (GS-9/11 Equivalent)
Location: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Information Services Office in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Salary: $59,534 to $93,638 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Information Services Office in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Are you ready to explore your future with NIST?
Your application package may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy.

Responsibilities
Working as a Librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), you will provide high-quality reference and research assistance, library instruction, and outreach services to NIST scientific, technical, and administrative staff in areas such as physics, biology, chemistry, materials science, engineering, information technology, business and industry news and trends. You will work shifts at the library information desk, conduct in-depth research queries, organize, synthesize, and compile results into a deliverable format that meets the customer’s needs, answer ready-reference questions, assist customers in the use of library databases, reference management tools, and provide circulation services as needed.

Position: Object Cataloger
Location: Corestaff Services, Government Contract, Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Object Cataloger on a government contract. We are recruiting for a museum or library professional for this project. The location is Bowie, MD.

This position reports to an on-site project manager and is part of a team that examines, researches, and describes artifacts, and writes donor biographies and historical summaries for the Museum’s online collections catalog. The work combines historical research and object research to tell the story of the artifact and its owner within the context of the Holocaust and World War II.

Responsibilities:

Duties include:

  • handling, examining, and describing delicate objects of various types
  • reviewing and assessing accession and donor documents
  • critical analysis of source information and synthesizing complex research
  • creating detailed catalog records per project standards and guidelines, and in accordance with Library of Congress and other recognized systems
  • writing original biographies and object narratives from institutional files, databases, and other research
  • managing time efficiently, working on multiple projects, and following through effectively with all issues and tasks
  • working independently and as part of a small, high performance team
    additional tasks, as needed

Position: Library Technical Services Assistant
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.

Job Title
Library Technical Services Assistant (#S03165)
Job Description Summary
Montgomery College (MC), Office of Library Services located in Rockville, MD, has need for a full-time Library Technical Services Assistant, position #S03165. The position is a Grade 21, non-exempt level, bargaining position. Non-exempt positions are not eligible to work secondary jobs at the College. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Under supervision and/or direction, incumbents in this job class assist with the collegewide acquisition, receipt, bibliographic control, registration of online access, and delivery of materials to facilitate use of, and access to, the library’s electronic collections. Incumbents create and maintain bibliographic holdings, financial (purchase orders, invoices, monitoring fund balances), technical, and online configuration data in the library’s integrated library system (ILS), electronic resource vendor platforms, electronic resource management system, and related knowledge bases.

Contacts generally are with vendors, students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Head of Cataloging and Metadata
Location: George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, located in Washington, DC, seeks a qualified librarian for its head of cataloging & metadata position to begin as early as April 15, 2020. In support of Law School research needs, the librarian in this position oversees the Cataloging & Metadata Department, which provides bibliographic description and subject access to materials acquired for the library collection.  Basic qualifications for this position are a graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirement by the time of appointment; and at least three years of professional-level experience in cataloging and/or metadata services.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Review of applications will begin February 17, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.  For complete information and to apply for this position, please view the posting at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/73336. Please upload a resume, cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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

Position: Intellectual Property (IP) Research Librarian
Location: Jones Day (any U.S. office)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Firm Research and Library Services Intellectual Property (IP) Research Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to lawyers, paralegals and support staff. The IP Research Librarian works independently in performing research and related projects and is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to clients, producing quality work product and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. The IP Research Librarian performs in-depth and complex intellectual property reference and research duties, including responding to user requests for information from internal and external resources, onsite and offsite materials, and print and non-print media on legal, business and intellectual property topics. Above all, the IP Research Librarian must fulfill the needs of the Firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s vision and values.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree required; Library Science or STEM degree preferred.

Minimum of five years demonstrated experience of law library resources, fundamentals, and procedures.

Minimum of two years of experience in patent research.

Experience with online searches using external databases and services including, but not limited to, PatDocs, PatBase, ProQuest, Docket Navigator, CompuMark, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law.

https://staffapply.jonesday.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=7&FilterJobCategoryID=6&FilterJobID=219

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Jones Day (Any U.S. Office)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Firm Research and Library Services Research Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to lawyers, paralegals and support staff. The Research Librarian works independently in performing research and related projects and is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to clients, producing quality work product and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. The Research Librarian performs in-depth and complex business and legal reference and research duties, including responding to user requests for information from internal and external resources, onsite and offsite materials, and print and non-print media on legal, business and general topics. Above all, the Research Librarian must fulfill the needs of the Firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s vision and values.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree required; Library Science degree preferred.

Minimum of five years demonstrated experience in law library resources, fundamentals, and procedures.

Working knowledge of the litigation process and docketing, including creating updating and maintaining docket alerts, tracking and research.

Experience with online searches using external databases and services including, but not limited to, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, D&B Hoovers, Cheetah, and Capital IQ.

https://staffapply.jonesday.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=7&FilterJobCategoryID=6&FilterJobID=218

Position: Legal Research Analyst
Location: Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,030 to $93,638 per year

Summary
Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.
This position is located in the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 370481.
The salary range reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime or compflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Candidates who are referred to interview for this position will be required to complete a writing and/or editing assignment.

Responsibilities
Contributes to ongoing legal research projects, publications, presentations, and legal bibliographic materials, and participates in producing the Law Library’s research work in digital and analogous formats. Uses skills, software applications and tools to prepare, edit, and finalize products for publishing or transmission, adhering to the Law Library’s technical and editorial standards.

Provides research support and assistance to staff. Collaborates with others on designing, developing, and maintaining authoring and publishing programs, assists with development and production of the Law Library’s online products and publications, performs web page content control functions, and communicates with Law Library authors concerning work products.

Conducts research in limited segments of specialized or technical research projects for Law Library clients resulting in written or oral reports, memoranda, letters, annotated bibliographies, research guides, brochures, infographics, and other publications. The research may require using standard reference tools and applying techniques and practices that have gaps in specificity requiring some interpretation to cover new or evolving subject matter. Assignments involve dealing with legal research problems, questions, or situations within assigned jurisdictions.

Provides legal and legislative reference services involving legal issues for an educationally and culturally diverse clientele, including Members of Congress, the judiciary, government agencies, foreign governments, scholars, academics, the practicing bar, the press and the general public. Assists Law Library clients in adapting and modifying research methods and techniques. Analyzes specialized or technical information from a wide variety of sources in English and foreign languages when responding to basic questions for legal and legislative information.

Position: Head of Content Acquisitions and Management
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Requirements

The Head of Content Acquisitions and Management oversees the Content Acquisitions Department, which encompasses activities relating to the acquisition or licensing of information resources for law library collections and the maintenance of the collection. The incumbent is responsible for law library functions relating to ordering and acquisition of print, electronic, other non-print, and archival materials, and processing and claiming serial publications in all formats. S/he oversees vendor relations, compilation and reporting of acquisitions, serials, and other collection statistics. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director and working with other Library Department Heads to develop library-wide policies and practices, the Head of Content Acquisitions and Management works closely with the Head of Cataloging and Metadata to improve workflows and ensure purchased materials are processed in a timely manner and has additional duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Manages acquisitions and serials activities to efficiently order and receive materials to be added to the library collection.
  • Co-chairs the Collection Development Committee with the Associate Director for Research and Collection Development, developing and implementing comprehensive plans, policies, and procedures for staff.
  • Develops short- and long-term strategies for staff development and training.
  • Supervises staff, providing tools, reviewing workflows and workloads, and facilitating training to promote effective work performance.
  • Administers operations for ordering and receiving library materials in all formats, selecting and evaluating the performance of library materials vendors.
  • Monitors approval plans, subscriptions, monographic series, blanket orders, memberships, package plans, standing orders, firm orders and all other types of library materials orders.
  • Reviews invoices, price discounts, and other vendor/library commercial arrangements, supervising the curation of license agreements.
  • Establishes and maintains positive business relations with the book and serials trade industries and other supplies of library materials.
  • Establishes, revises, and maintains quality record control procedures, including those regarding record creation and clean-up.
  • Develops policies and procedures to ensure timely and persistent availability of resources, working with administration and accounting to resolve payment or allocation issues.
  • Negotiates shared resources plans and cost sharing with other libraries.
  • Collaborates with other departments to implement improvements in workflow and activities which impact Content Acquisitions, other departments, and the overall collection including but not limited to: collection maintenance (e.g., weeding, item replacement), electronic resources processing and maintenance (ensuring library’s compliance with license terms), statistical analysis (inflation rates, analysis of usage statistics), and collection development.
  • Participates in library committees, task forces, and working groups as appropriate in order to advance this collaboration.
  • Participates in library committees and forums, search committees, task forces, etc. to contribute to the over-all welfare of the library operations or to represent the unit, performing work for other departments or sections as part of library-wide efforts in cross-training and personal development as needed.
  • Participates in professional organizations such as the American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, and the Law Librarians Society of the District of Columbia (LLSDC) as a representative of the library and to actively participate in the advancement and promotion of the librarian profession, serving in various leadership capacities within these groups.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies
  • Two years of supervisory and/or management experience
  • Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets, databases, and other technology tools
  • Strong capability in performance and management of detail-oriented tasks
  • Experience working with codes and data in an integrated library system with excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Commitment to enhancing services through teamwork and responsiveness to clients

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Ex Libris products and the acquisition of legal materials

Nine Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Librarian II, Mobile Job Center Specialist
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $47,604/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is searching for a qualified and experienced Librarian to fill a Mobile Librarian position for the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) Division.

Under the direction of the Chief of SLRC. The Librarian II duties include the day-to-day management of the Mobile Job Center, a state of the art, fully accessible one stop shop where clients will complete all parts of the job search in one visit.

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

The Librarian II oversees the supervision of the Mobile Job Center and assists with the preparation of performance management evaluations and staff development and training initiatives. The Librarian II is responsible for maintaining the Mobile Job Center’s scheduling, employee records, as well as customer records. The Librarian II prepares reports, prepares and organizes records and statistical data, and attends professional and general staff meetings as availability provides.

The Mobile Job Center is a Library initiative contributing to economic growth in Baltimore city and beyond. The Center provides hardware and software customized to job search and application, training in computer and online job application, and training in interview skills. The Mobile Job Center is staffed by trained employment professionals to assist job seekers with all aspects of the job search.

The innovative Mobile Job Center’s key value lies in its ability to navigate the roadblocks many job seekers face including lack of transportation, need for computer training, lack of an email account or resume and need for interview coaching. The Mobile Job Center is a one stop shop where Library customers complete all parts of the job search in one visit.

The Library’s Mobile Job Center features 12 computer workstations, satellite internet access, exterior audio visual and broadcasting capabilities, leading edge workforce software, and connectivity for wireless mobile devices. The Center will travel to community agencies, malls, grocery stores, and other public areas in underserved neighborhoods where residents do not have easy access to library branches. The Mobile Job Center will also travel to Pratt library branches during non-operating hours, thus extending branch hours for patrons seeking job and career assistance. A similar plan is followed when the vehicle is off road for service.

The Librarian II
Provides career information, materials, and services that support the general public, and the library community’s information needs.
Researches, selects, and orders materials in a variety of formats relating to general career information, employment trends, resume writing, and interviewing skills.
Assists and advises Library customers and Library staff in the use of Mobile Job Center materials.
Answers customer inquiries concerning career information and provides consultation services to customers conducting a career search.
Develops outreach programs, workshops, and training to support customer needs.

The Librarian II develops an annual budget for the Mobile Job Center and evaluates the Center’s programs and performance. The Librarian II submits quarterly statistics to the Library Administration and outside funders as required describing the work of the Center.

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate must posses an MLS from an ALA accredited college or university and experience in developing programs for information delivery. This position also requires three to five years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting with a focus on workforce development and job and career training. Current or eligibility for MD Librarian Certification within 90 days of hire is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The successful candidate is expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate must have the ability work in concert with the other Mobile Job Center staff members, Library administrative staff, the Deputy Chief and the Chief of SLRC. The Librarian II will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated systems, online job databases, Microsoft software suite, and current job and career software packages is required.

Position: Librarian III, Selection Unit
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $60,665/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian III for the Collection Development Department.

Under the supervision of the Collection Development Department Manager, the Librarian III coordinates the projects and activities of the Selection Unit of the Collections and Access Services Division. The Librarian III supports the daily and on-going work of a selection team composed of two administration assistants and seven MLS degreed Librarians who purchase materials for Adult, Young Adult and Juvenile populations of Baltimore City and the State of Maryland. The Librarian III helps develop and is project manager for special projects of the unit, focusing on innovative trends and new ideas in collection development.

The Enoch Pratt Free library system consists of a Central Library, 21 branches, and 3 mobile vehicles and has a collection of approximately 2.3 million volumes including print and audio-visual products. Selection is one of three units in the Collection Development Department, which also includes the Acquisitions and Preservation Units. The position is located at the Central Library, which serves as the downtown branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, as well as the State Library Resource Center (SLRC).

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

  • Assist with development and monitoring of annual print budget, financed by city and state allocations, grants, endowment and gift funds.
  • Assist Collection Development Department manager with Section unit planning, goal setting, and innovative ideas in support of the Library’s strategic plan.
  • Manage special projects of the Selection Unit, distributing work equitably and efficiently to ensure timely completion of project goals.
  • Monitor the expenditure of allocated funds to ensure encumbrance of all monies by end of fiscal year.
  • Develop and manage collection maintenance projects, including replacement and weeding, in order to strengthen the library’s diverse collections.
  • Work with library staff in order to ensure successful project implementation and completion.
  • Update and support the library’s selection policy, How Baltimore Chooses, on an ongoing basis.
  • Work with the CMD team to establish best practices for selection, invoicing, and materials conservation and preservation.
  • Identify new formats for purchase in order to increase library circulation and foot traffic into library locations.
  • Interpret library policies and procedures and disseminate to CMD team members.
  • Advocate for and collect useful data from various sources for usage by Selection and Acquisitions teams.
  • Support Technical Services Manager with Integrated Library System (ILS) database clean-up.
  • Monitor and evaluate job performance and development.
  • Design and manage training manual and documents for Collection Development Department staff.
  • Collate and summarize monthly reports submitted by team members.
  • Present a yearly report of Collection Development Department activities to CASD Unit Manager.
  • Establish, evaluate, and maintain relationships with vendors.
  • Negotiate and maintain contracts with vendors.
  • Keep abreast of current library policies and procedures.
  • Maintain awareness of current library trends, particularly those that pertain to selection and collection development and maintenance.
  • Participate in local, regional and national professional activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Five years of increasing responsibility in a selection unit, preferably in a public library. Demonstrated project management experience. Experience supervising and motivating staff. Demonstrated skill with Google, Microsoft Office Suite and Integrated Library Systems. Maryland State Librarian Certification required within one year of hire.

Desired Qualifications:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and balance large projects. Strong communication and customer service skills. Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

Knowledge , Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of library science principles, practices, trends, and techniques.
Energetic and innovative thinker with an understanding of current trends in collection development and a passion for exploring new possibilities for Library collections.
Understanding of public library principles, and administrative policies and procedures.
Experience selecting print materials and familiarity with web-based bibliographic and acquisitions tools.
Knowledge of current publishing trends and review sources.
Experience negotiating and managing contracts for library services and products.
Familiarity with emerging trends and issues in public libraries.
Working knowledge of integrated library systems, especially acquisitions and cataloging modules, preferably SIRSIDynix.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, co-workers, and other library staff.
Ability to communicate articulately and respectfully, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Ability to meet deadlines, adapt to changing priorities, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Demonstrated skills in time, workflow, and project management, with attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Demonstrated problem-solving ability and a commitment to excellent customer service.

Position: Librarian Supervisor I, (Branch Manager)
Location: Pratt Library Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $64,505/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is in search of a Librarian Supervisor I for the Neighborhood Library Services (NLS) division to plan, administer and supervise the delivery of services provided by a Pratt Library neighborhood branch.

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

Summary of Duties:
Under the supervision of the Librarian Supervisor II (Group Supervisor), administers
and operates a branch library within the Library’s policies and procedures. Plans,
administers and supervises the delivery of service from a neighborhood branch. Responsible for providing the public with library services and the interpretation of policies and procedures; Responsible for supervising and training staff in reference skills (including use of automated databases) and in the development of community services. Responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of staff time records. Prepares evaluations for all staff members. Responsible for the development and maintenance of materials collection which meets the needs and interests of the community. Consults and cooperates with various age-level specialists concerning branch materials and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by ALA required.
Three years successful library experience, including reference work in the
subject field or allied field(s) and in an administrative and supervisory capacity.
Maryland Certification in Library Science required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A working knowledge of the literature in the subject field(s), both bibliographic and general.
  • Knowledge of the use and operation of automated databases and systems.
  • Ability to provide effective leadership for staff and skill in human relations.
  • Commitment to innovative and expanding public services in a large metropolitan area.
  • Ability to make long-range plans and carry forth the Library’s objectives.
  • Understanding of library/community relationships, with the ability to interpret and promote them to both organized and informal groups.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Manager of Digital Resources
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $68,562/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is looking for a dynamic Librarian Supervisor II to manage the Digital Resources Department in our Collections and Access Services Division.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief, Collections and Access Services Division, the Librarian Supervisor II plans, develops and manages three of the library’s organizational units with state functions: Digital Maryland, Government Documents, and the eResources Unit.

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

Provides vision and leadership for a recently created department intended to serve as the hub of digital resources for the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Enoch Pratt Free Library serves as the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) for the State of Maryland. Working with libraries of all kinds across the state, SLRC provides cooperative, cost effective resources and services for Maryland libraries and their customers.

Supervises a department that combines three crucial state roles:

  • Digital Maryland, which is a collaborative, statewide digitization program for Maryland that facilitates the digitization and digital exhibition of historical and cultural documents, images, audio and video held by Maryland institutions.
  • Government Documents, including the State Publication Depository and Distribution Program, which supports library participants across the state with print and/or electronic state documents.
  • The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s ebook resources and databases, as well as the selection and purchase of the Sailor Network databases, which provide a core collection to public libraries across Maryland.

Supervises, trains and evaluates the librarians working in the above three units with state functions, Digital Maryland, Government Documents, and the Sailor Databases.

Develops policies and procedures related to digital libraries and their functions, supervises the statewide Government Documents program, and the selection and collection maintenance of the electronic resources for the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Serves as the primary outreach lead for Digital Maryland, Government Documents, and the Sailor network. This role develops and maintains partnerships with constituents across the state for each of the department’s roles.

In concert with the Deputy Chief of CASD, this position negotiates contracts for the library’s databases and ebook vendors, as well as the statewide contract for all Sailor databases.

Participates in statewide groups related to the departments mission and serve as the Library’s representative to these organizations and consortia.

Creates and provides training programs for topics related to digital resources for the Enoch Pratt Free Library and across the state of Maryland.

Holds annual meetings, conferences and symposiums for various aspects of the department.

Stays current with trends in librarianship, especially those related to digital libraries, government documents and eresources.

Sets department goals and objectives in support of the Library’s Strategic Plan.

Prepares reports for Library administration and participates in the creation of reports for Statewide committees.

Minimum Qualifications:
MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited college or university. A minimum of two years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting required. Maryland Library Certification or eligibility within 90 days of hire is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and balance large projects.
  • Ability work in concert with Library administrative staff, and constituents across the state.
  • Will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures, especially experience with digital libraries, government document units, and/or eresources including ebooks and database selection and management.
  • Successful outreach experience across a diverse constituency. A high energy individual with the ability to connect with and promote departmental services across the state.
  • Experience with procedures and project management best practices in a digitization lab, including materials handling, scanning and metadata maintenance activities.
  • Experience with contract negotiations.
  • Excellent planning skills to ensure successful events, meetings, conferences and symposium.
  • Background in selection of library resources, preferably including ebooks and databases.
  • Thorough knowledge of managerial practices and trends. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the library community, with staff and with the public.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation ability.
  • Administrative insight and broad professional outlook; progressive development, knowledge and use of digital asset management systems, preferably ContentDM.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Ability to meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities. Flexible team player.
  • Knowledge and use of computer software in a Windows environment. Excellent organizational skills.

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Special Collections
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $68,562/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is looking for a dynamic Librarian Supervisor II to manage the Special Collections Department in our State Library Resource Center Division.

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

The Special Collections Manager will be experienced in:

Provides leadership and consultation services statewide. Sets best practices in the areas of the management of special collections, archives management and handling, and conservation/preservation techniques, often technology based to insure long term collection stability.

Develops long range plans to guide staff and the Library in order to create stable access and protection to rare and unique items and collections owned and housed at the Library.

Establishes best practices, manages staff, and manages the preservation, processing, and arrangement of the Library’s historical collections. Establishes goals and timelines for the processing and preservation of the historical records of the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center. Targets rare and fragile materials for preservation and stabilization.

Manages staff and volunteers in the processing of collections as they research the history of the collections, and write finding aids according to professional standards. Writes project descriptions for volunteers and interns. Develops procedures, trains and guides staff and volunteers in professional best practices.

Establishes standards of use and handling of Special Collections materials for staff and communicates those standards to customers. Providing access to Library materials to researchers, authors and Maryland libraries through email, chat, and the digitization of documents and photographs.

Delivers presentations and workshops for both the public programs and Maryland library staffs on the preservation of materials including, documents and photographs.

Manages the intellectual property requests and permissions in relation Library collections including the estate of H.L. Mencken and the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center including fees based upon current copyright law and current cost standards.

Coordinates with Digital Maryland unit of the Library to produce high resolution image files for customer use on request.

Oversees the creation of inventories and databases cataloging the rare and unique materials of the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center. Supervises the targeting and preservation of rare and/or fragile materials. Manages and curates the installation of exhibits promoting the Library’s unique and historical collections. Plans, implements and monitors long term projects to preserve and increase access to the collections of the Library.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited college or university. A minimum of two years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting required. Maryland Library Certification.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability work in concert with Library administrative staff, the Chief of SLRC, and Baltimore City Maryland State government customers.
  • Will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated systems and popular software is required.

Position: Director for the Library
Location: Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.

In 2018, HCC became an Achieving the Dream institution, joining a network of higher education institutions and partners to enhance community college student opportunity, access, and success. We’re continuously working to enhance our student experience using evidence-based improvement and building a strong data infrastructure.

Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 70 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.

The Director of the Library leads all aspects of the HCC Library. Duties include, but are not limited to, strategically overseeing the daily operations; administering policies and procedures; managing staff, budget, facilities, technology, and collections to meet the needs of the curriculum and the campus community; providing leadership in support of teaching and learning for student success through collaborating with other academic divisions to develop, maintain and assess a strong information literacy program; providing leadership to the Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative; assessing the effect of Library services on student success; and supporting the transition to an integrated Learning Commons model.

Other duties include overseeing programming and operations of the Hays-Heighe House historic home; providing general academic leadership and College service through participation in various College committees, groups, and task forces; participating in statewide affinity groups; collaborating with other libraries and cultural institutions; reaching out to the local community to encourage use of the Library as a resource for the community; and other duties as assigned.

This is an exempt, administrator position reporting to the Dean of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation.

Requirements
A master’s degree, preferably from an ALA-accredited institution, and five to seven of experience working in an academic library.

Applicants will be evaluated on criteria including, but not limited to:

  • Experience managing staff, including hiring, supervising, and evaluating performance
  • Experience in resource management, including budget, facilities, collection, and technology
  • Knowledge of contemporary practices in academic libraries, including learning commons
  • Strategic planning and innovation experience, including project management
  • Experience managing daily library operations, including setting policy and overseeing technical and access services
  • Experience evaluating and assessing library programs and resources
  • Demonstrated focus on student success, including information literacy and OER (open educational resources) program administration
  • Experience preparing reports and grants.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

For best consideration apply online by January 26, 2020.

Position: Information Manager
Location: American Library Association, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The American Library Association (ALA) seeks an Information Manager in its Public Policy and Advocacy (PPA) office. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

ALA is the foremost national association for libraries and information centers in the world, delivering pragmatic solutions to pressing issues such as expanding economic opportunity, advancing education and learning in the global economy, as well as strengthening the public interest in information policy issues such as telecommunications, copyright/licensing, access to government information, funding, privacy and free speech.

The Information Manager has two primary responsibilities. First, this position provides library services for the office, which includes managing online resources and subscriptions and providing direct reference services. Second, the Information Manager has operational responsibility for our Salesforce customer-relationship management (CRM) system, both to manage it on a day-to-day basis as well as to lead efforts to improve its effectiveness.

Responsibilities:

• CRM Coordination and Data Analysis: Use Salesforce to enter and manage data; design, develop, and deliver reports and dashboards that measure progress and impact of campaigns; ensure data integrity and internal workflow; and maintain documentation of system configuration and team processes.

• Research and Reference: Anticipate, locate, evaluate, and supply information needed by PPA staff through databases, research, internal information analysis, and news sources of interest to the association.

• Other Duties: Support and participate in special events and projects sponsored by, or of interest to, the staff and membership.

Salary: Negotiable from the low 50s, based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and a retirement annuity.

FOR CONSIDERATION

Apply online including cover letter and resume

(Additional documents are uploaded on the same screen as your resume)

OR

Please send cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association
Human Resources Department
Ref: infomgrPPAWOffice
Email: mpullen@ala.org
fax: 312-280-5270

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Disability/Veteran.

Requirements
Master’s degree in library science or a closely allied area; minimum three years of experience in researching and handling information requests; prefer experience with Salesforce and database management. This individual must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Position: Librarian, ZA-1410-3/4 (DE/CR)
Location: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring MD
Salary: $72,030 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), NOAA Central Library with one vacancy in Silver Spring, MD.

This position is also announced under vacancy number OAR-2020-0008, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian, you will perform the following duties:

  • Administer, evaluate, and maintain all modules of the library’s Integrated Library System (ILS). Troubleshoot system problems and develop processes and procedures for resolving substantive ILS issues. Serve as point of contact for the collection of all Central Library metrics. Perform procurement market research, testing and implementation of new systems and products, and enhancements to current library systems. Act as Contracting Officer’s Representative on all systems-related procurements.
  • Employ formal usability testing methods and data analysis to assess effectiveness of library services and technologies. Recommend improvements to operational processes to ensure that NOAA’s research publications are submitted to and discoverable from within the NOAA Institutional Repository.
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of emerging trends and issues in library discovery, metadata and electronic delivery technologies. Evaluate potential of new library technologies for adaptation, and recommend policy and procedural changes designed to improve library access and efficiency. Serve as the principle adviser on library systems and technologies. Represent Library Director at intra and interagency meetings on IT applications and serve as liaison to the NOAA Web Council.
  • Serve as the Central Library Web Master. Facilitate and coordinate communications concerning the development of Web-based content and services. Support projects related to library technology initiatives such as adoptions of open link resolver technology, web archiving, and improvement of the NOAA Photo Library and other web-based information services and digitization of library resources.

These duties are described at the full performance level of the ZA-4; the ZA-3 is developmental leading to such performance.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities
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 leads, plans, directs, and evaluates the work of a team of attorneys 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, ALD attorneys 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 both written and consulting work is of the highest quality and consistently meets the Service’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility.

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 policy areas for which the Assistant Director has direct management responsibility and assuring access to the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing needs of the United States Congress at a sustained level of excellence. This also includes exercising overall responsibility and delegated authority for the oversight and management of the division’s human, financial, material, and information research assets, including a staff of approximately 70 employees. In performing these activities, the Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring that the research, analytical, and consulting activities of the division are fully 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:

  • In collaboration with other senior managers, leads, plans, directs, and evaluates the legal research, analyses, and consulting services of the Service in policy areas for which the incumbent has direct research management responsibility and ensures that such activities are fully aligned with the legislative needs of the United States Congress and with the priorities, goals, and policies of CRS for meeting those needs.
  • Demonstrates personal intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional needs in the policy areas for which the incumbent has direct research management responsibility, 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 all research, analysis, and consulting services provided by the division are of the highest quality and meets CRS’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, balance, 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 and requirements for division staff. Establishes and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff members.

The Assistant Director leads staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, fostering integrity and honesty, communicating effectively, and managing conflict and crisis. Exhibits commitment to the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies.

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

A candidate’s resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

Expert knowledge of American law**: Applies expert, multidisciplinary knowledge of the theories, relevant laws and regulations, concepts, processes, techniques, principles, and/or practices of American law to address legal questions in a public policy setting and in the context of federal law and legislation. This includes knowledge of the history, trends, interrelationships, and current status of the fields of American law and interrelationships with other key fields and disciplines.

Ability to lead, develop and execute legal research and consulting support in a public policy setting**: Leads implementation of the Service’s legal research and consulting agenda with respect to the division. Develops innovative and creative ideas to advance the quality of the research and the success of the Service. Recommends specific policies and procedures for improving efficiency and effectiveness of research management and operations of the Service and assesses their implications. Oversees and manages legal and legislative research and consulting services across and within major research areas. Demonstrates intellectual leadership and understanding of the current national legal discourse by formulating and executing a research agenda to address those issues. Guides and directs research of individuals and groups, and critically reviews and evaluates the work of legislative attorneys and their managers. This includes managing, organizing, and evaluating the legal analysis of public policy issues at the federal level; ensuring that the legal components of public policy problems are appropriately conceptualized and defined; information and research are fully analyzed and synthesized; the implications of statutory and case law are identified and appropriate conclusions are drawn; alternatives are generated and assessed; the consequences of choosing each alternative are evaluated; and established requirements are applied (e.g., objectivity and authoritativeness) in the development, evaluation, and maintenance of products and services.

Ability to lead people and manage a workforce**: Oversees the overall performance of the division by assessing staffing requirements in relation to current and anticipated needs of the Congress, developing staffing plans, justifications, and requests, and making policy area assignments for and evaluating staff in order to assure the availability of the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing needs of Congress at a sustained level of excellence. Develops and oversees recruiting, hiring, mentoring, and training a diverse workforce as well as builds and maintains exceptional staff performance.

Ability to exercise judgment and discretion**: Demonstrates awareness of the likely consequences or implications of one’s own actions and work within the context of agency/ organizational/ departmental standards. Acts appropriately in a given situation (e.g., with colleagues, clients, media/press), using discretion, and being committed to confidentiality.

Ability to assess the quality of products and services**: Evaluates the content, organization, and relevance of a range of products and services to meet the quality standards of a public policy organization. Makes suggestions to improve these products and services.

Ability to think strategically and lead change: The ability to establish and implement a strategic vision and direction for an organization or group and to lead/effect change. This includes evaluating interdependencies and interrelationships among functions and resources and outcomes; developing performance targets; and identifying strategic opportunities. This also includes championing ideas that promote the mission with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness; gaining support and commitment from others; and motivating and inspiring others.

Ability to write and review the writing of others: The ability to write a variety of clear, cogent, accurate, and well-organized written products and to evaluate the written products of others to ensure they meet the quality standards of a public policy organization.

Ability to apply knowledge of congressional decision making: Applies knowledge of congressional decision making, including how legislation becomes law, the federal budget process, the appropriations process, and oversight, sufficient to ensure timely and legislatively relevant assistance to congressional committees, Members, and senior staff. Has knowledge of institutional and political environment, including the context in which congressional decision making occurs, the roles and relationships of the President and executive and independent agencies, the judiciary, state and local governments, and interest groups, and the ramifications of those decisions on existing policies and affected constituencies.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing: Ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.

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

1. Expert knowledge of American law: I am recognized by decision makers as a professional resource in specific areas of American law at the federal level.

2. Ability to lead, develop and execute legal research and consulting support in a public policy setting: I have routinely developed and managed a work unit’s portfolio in specific areas of American law at the federal level. This included managing research and analysis for the production of written products and services to client(s).

3. Ability to lead people and manage a workforce: I have led and managed a professional research staff (e.g., responsible for developing staffing plans, recruiting and hiring, assigning work, evaluating performance).

4. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion: In execution of work duties, I was routinely relied upon to exercise judgment and discretion.

5. Ability to assess the quality of products and services: I evaluated and critically reviewed a range of products and services for compliance with established professional organizational standards and made independent judgments on acceptability of material.

 

 

Four Positions: Washington DC & Maryland

Position: Senior Research Librarian
Location: Finnegan, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Finnegan, one of the world’s leading and largest intellectual property law firms, has an opportunity for a Senior Research Librariant on our growing research team. Under the direction of the Manager of Research and Information Services and the Chief Marketing Officer, the senior research analyst will demonstrate and utilize their advanced knowledge of legal research, databases, and library reference methods to conduct various types of research and document retrieval globally for the firm. The senior research librarian will have the opportunity to demonstrate their expert knowledge of library and information science theory, information creation, organization, and delivery for an IP practice by:

  • Presenting clear, readily digestible results, client-ready deliverables on a variety of market research topics
  • Analyzing complex research requests to provide actionable recommendations and key findings
  • Collecting and analyze research data from surveys and other primary sources
  • Compiling online sources from relevant databases to support recommendations and insights

In conjunction with the marketing and business development efforts at the firm and practice leaders, the senior research analyst will provide client development research support, including background research and competitive intelligence on current or potential clients and markets. Additionally, the senior research analyst will serve as a lead in the knowledge management information stored on the firm’s intranet Sharepoint site.

Successful candidates must have a Master’s degree in Library Science and five years of experience a law firm, law library, or corporate setting required; intellectual property and/or scientific research experience required. Extensive research skills and knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, ProQuest Dialog, CourtLink, Dun & Bradstreet, BloombergLaw and other legal and non-legal research sources and knowledge of intellectual property databases a plus, plus a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, willingness to be a team player, and the ability to deal well with changing assignments and priorities, work well under pressure, meet frequent deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks.

The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Position: Temporary Legal Reference Librarian
Location: Law Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Title: Legal Reference Librarian
Service Unit/Division: Law Library
Office: Global Legal Research Directorate/Public Services Division
Series: 1410
Grade: GS 11
Duration: Not to Exceed 120 days
Tour of Duty: Full-time, fixed schedule

Duties:

The Law Library of Congress seeks a well-qualified legal reference librarian with relevant education and experience providing legal and legislative information services to diverse and demanding clients in a large law library or similar legal information organization. This position is located in the Public Services Division, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress.  The duties of this position include the following:

  • Responds to legal and legislative inquiries from Members of Congress, congressional committees and other congressional offices, federal courts, government agencies, libraries, the bar, and the general public. Inquiries may be received in person, by telephone, in writing, and by electronic means.
  • Prepares tailored written responses to digital reference and research inquiries.
  • Instructs onsite and remote patrons on the content, nature, and use of Law Library print resources and databases, as well as online collections.
  • Directs patrons to proper specialists, resources, or services within the Law Library and other areas of the Library of Congress.
  • Reviews print, electronic, and/or microform collections as assigned and exercises care to ensure collection material is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage.
  • Carries out technical and service functions to access, arrange, describe, preserve, or dispose of Law Library collection materials.
  • Delivers orientations and briefings on Law Library services and collections and/or tours of the Law Library, as assigned.
  • Liaises or communicates with librarians and other information professionals both within the Library of Congress and outside of the organization.
  • Participates in special projects and programs as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities accepted:

  • Substantial knowledge of US federal and state law research methods and resources; familiarity with comparative, foreign, and international law research methods and resources.
  • Knowledge of law library practices and procedures, especially in providing legal reference services.
  • Ability to perform legal and legislative reference duties with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to apply a strong public service demeanor when providing legal and legislative information services to diverse and demanding users.
  • Ability to interact effectively with Members of Congress and their staff; Law Library and Library of Congress staff; federal and state court and agency staff and librarians; representatives of foreign, international, federal, and state governments; and dignitaries, attorneys, students, and members of the public.
  • Ability to provide concise as well as thorough oral and written research guidance utilizing creative methodologies to respond to complex inquiries.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to timely execute and complete assignments working independently and in collaboration with other division and Law Library staff.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, to complete multiple time-sensitive assignments and projects at the same time, and to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to aid in guidance of junior professional and technical staff.
  • Ability to utilize information technology (online databases and Library catalog) and applicable software (Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).

If you’re interested in being considered, please submit an email to LLCTemp@loc.gov by close of business Thursday, January 16, 2020 that includes your expression of interest, a copy of your resume, and your official college transcripts.  Interviews may be held. If you have any questions submit them to LLCTemp@loc.gov.

Position: Librarian (Metadata)
Location: Agricultural Research Services, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $59,534 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is responsible for creating, acquiring, configuring, and managing metadata for NAL’s bibliographic, scientific, and cultural heritage resources. This position supports the business aspects of NAL’s metadata services, including: stakeholder and customer management, customer-focused business requirements gathering, service/product design and workflow specification, data management planning, and indexing and cataloging content in agriculture, food, and the related sciences.

Responsibilities

  • Create scientific and bibliographic metadata by using available tools or developing custom transform scripts.
  • Apply metadata expertise to evaluate, implement, or develop metadata standards for scientific research data and literature.
  • Contribute metadata expertise for evaluating, implementing, or developing data ingest and search applications.
  • Index content and create records for AGRICOLA, PubAg, Ag Data Commons, and NAL Digital Collections databases, using indexing and annotation tools, semantic web technology, and natural language processing tools.
  • Propose revisions and enhancements to the NAL Thesaurus of agricultural terms.
  • Catalog monographs, serials, audiovisual materials, and maps, using OCLC and Voyager according to either Resource Description and Access (RDA) or Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition revised (AACR2) cataloging standards.
  • Participate in cooperative cataloging and name authority control initiatives with other library and research institutions and organizations on international, national, regional and local levels.
  • Support NAL’s Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable (FAIR) data services and data management planning.
  • Develop and deliver education, training, and outreach materials to specified customer and stakeholder groups.
  • Participate with stakeholder and customer groups to gather requirements.
  • Advise on developing services, products, and workflows to meet business requirements.

Position: Digital Archivist
Location: Business Operations Division of the Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB), Silver Spring, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Digital Archivist supports the Business Operations Division of the Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB). This position electronically scans, tags with appropriate meta data, and files scientific articles, historical and other documents, as well as writes and publishes the minutes of various scientific meetings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Electronically scans at least 120 onion skin pages per day or up to 160 standard pages per day for archival. Documents include printed scientific articles, historical documents, and other documents as directed. Some documents are fragile and require careful handling.

Saves files electronically for database access.

Applies metadata to each scanned article or document.

Assigns file names and/or numbers and files documents electronically in accordance with the AFPMB filing system.

Writes the minutes from biennial board meetings and other meetings as deemed necessary.

Travels as necessary to attend meetings and document minutes.

Works independently with the client on a daily basis and keeps CNI Project Manager informed about work assigned by client and progress in completing.

Operates office equipment such as computers, copiers, telephones, and scanners. Performs basic operations on data processing equipment.

Completes assignments with a high degree of accuracy.

Ensures the confidentiality and security of records is maintained.

Follows applicable policies and procedures to classify multiple pieces of information.

Ensures standards are met in compliance with statutory and regulatory provisions, policies and instructions, and all other applicable requirements.

Provides general clerical assistance to include invoicing, making travel arrangements, time sheet administration, and annual reporting assistance.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.

Three Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Circulation Supervisor
Location: Annapolis Regional Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library, Maryland
Salary: $39,791 – $65,755

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from a standard high school or equivalency program including or supplemented by computer training, and three years of circulation desk experience in a public or academic library setting, including two years supervisory experience.

Responsibilities:
Supervising the circulation functions at a regional or medium-size library. This includes training, scheduling and supervising the work of circulation staff, and by extension, pages and volunteers, in the registration of customer and the circulation of library materials, and the performance of related clerical and collection maintenance procedures. Circulation Supervisors work at the circulation desk themselves, providing prompt and courteous attention to library customers in registering borrowers, circulating library materials, collecting fines and other charges, and explaining library policies and procedures regarding the use of the library’s facilities and services.

Position: Metadata Librarian
Location: Integrated Library System Program Office, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Integrated Library System Program Office, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services
The position description number for this position is 360891 (GS-13) and 360892 (GS-14).
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
The incumbent of this position will work a compflex,flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
GS-13 Duties:

Serves as an expert in creating, mapping, transforming and managing multiple types of library metadata. Work includes harmonizing disparate metadata schemas and sources into a common, integrated system. Develops and maintains metadata schemas and cross walks to create a common metadata schema from multiple metadata schemas, some of which adhere to international standards; some of which were developed and maintained locally; and some of which reflect highly complex many-to-many data relationships.

Serves as a technical expert who uses a variety enterprise data technologies to correct, normalize, enhance, and migrate diverse datasets into a common, shared metadata schema. Writing scripts and queries to work with a range of metadata storage formats, including JSON, RDF, XML, XML Schema, Relax NG, XPath, JSON-LD, RDBMS and NoSQL databases. Uses data technologies such as SPARQL, SQL, XQuery, XSLT, Javascript, Python libraries like Pandas, or similar enterprise level data technologies to perform work.

Under the general direction of the division chief who sets the general objectives and indicates available resources, the incumbent plans and manages metadata projects, applying standard project management methodologies. Performs data integrity testing. Develops and manages project plans for metadata migration and maintenance. Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects and data sets.

Develops data structures and access strategies in alignment with business and mission requirements for review by senior staff. Participates in the research, evaluation, development, and implementation of appropriate metadata standards for description, inventory, access, retrieval, preservation, and management of the Library’s collections, both analog and digital.

Contributes to oral and written reports and presentations on metadata systems and issues of concern to senior managers. Produces analyses and evaluations of metadata and related projects. Serves as liaison with internal stakeholders. Participates on Library teams working on metadata and library system projects.

GS-14 Duties:

Serves as a national and/or international expert in creating, mapping, transforming and managing multiple types of metadata. Work includes harmonizing disparate metadata schemas and sources into a common, integrated system. Develops and maintains metadata schema cross walks to create a common metadata schema from multiple metadata schemas: some of which adhere to international standards; some of which were developed and maintained locally; and some of which reflect highly complex many-to-many data relationships.

Leads and performs complex, multi-system metadata normalizations and migrations using a variety of enterprise metadata technologies to correct, normalize, enhance, and migrate diverse datasets into a common, shared metadata schema. Writes scripts and queries to work with a range of metadata storage formats, including JSON, RDF, XML, XML Schema, Relax NG, XPath, JSON-LD, RDBMS and NoSQL databases. Uses data technologies such as SPARQL, SQL, XQuery, XSLT, Javascript, Python libraries like Pandas, or similar enterprise level data technologies to perform work.

Independently develops, plans, and manages complex metadata projects, applying standard project management methodologies. Develops and manages project plans for metadata migration and maintenance. Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects and data sets. Manages projects from conception through implementation applying best practices and library standards. Ensures clear and frequent communication with stakeholders and managers across the Library and with external stakeholders nationally and internationally.
Serves as an expert in library metadata technical standards and practices. Oversees the development of specifications and mappings of data elements to ensure the metadata comply with existing metadata policies and standards and meet indexing requirements. Exercises considerable discretion and judgement concerning the interpretation and implementation of existing policy and makes analytical and technical decisions that lead to, or form the basis for, major library policy on metadata by top management.

Plans and coordinates the development of data structures and access strategies in alignment with business and mission requirements. Manages the research, evaluation, development, and implementation of appropriate metadata standards for description, inventory, access, retrieval, preservation, and management of the Library’s collections, both analog and digital.

Prepares and delivers oral and written reports and presentations on metadata systems and issues of concern to senior managers and external stakeholders. Produces analyses and evaluations of metadata and related projects and presents them to stakeholders at all levels of the Library.

Position: Librarian (Cataloger)
Location: Bibliographic Control Unit, Materials Development Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Bibliographic Control Unit, Materials Development Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group.
The position description number for this position is 064544.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The incumbent of this position is a senior cataloger and serves as the Bibliographic Control Officer of the Bibliographic Control Section. The Bibliographic Control Officer (Librarian/Cataloger) performs the day-to-day operations of cataloging performed at the National Library Service and cataloging received from other agencies through maintenance of the NLS/BPD name and subject authority files and by review and editing of contributed records.

Performs original cataloging where a significant portion of the material requires interpretation, judgment, or problem solving by offering the best choice. Offers solutions on how to describe bibliographic elements that are not covered by cataloging rules, or require interpretation. Serves as a cataloging specialist in braille music and the foreign language collection. Re-examines and revises old material with emphasis on currency, usability, consistency, and accuracy in content and arrangement. Establishes and recommends new subject headings, with appropriate cross-references of local network materials for inclusion in the NLS/BPD subject authority file.

Analyzes material to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Determines subject content and assigns to the catalog entry one of several subject headings. Performs content designation of newly created and updated bibliographic and name authority records, supplying tags, indicators, subfield codes, delimiters, and fixed and variable field information. Establishes new personal and corporate names and uniform titles, with appropriate cross­ references, for inclusion in the name authority file.

Provides initial intensive instruction and analyzes training needs and services of staff. Makes revisions as needed. Recommends additional aids to meet the needs of the training program. Resolves problems that arise in the training program. Adapts current methodologies and guidelines to accommodate unique training situations.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, cooperative partners, and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. The Bibliographic Control Officer recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Recommends solutions or resolves important issues when precedents do not apply. Consults with section head to recommend changes to cataloging practices. Offers suggestions and advice to section head on operational and technical problems. Assists the section head in planning and implementing the following section activities: workflow procedures, section priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting strategies for meeting section production goals. Regularly explains technical information to individuals or groups. Conducts tours, workshops, and orientation sessions for staff and visitors. Represents the organization at exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

Monitors and coordinates system enhancements and upgrades. Provides training to staff and users on the PICS (Production Information Control System) and Voyager systems. Evaluates the system from both the library and user perspectives. Prepares critical analysis of information system performance, including problems with database content, computer operation, response time, and operating anomalies. Prepares system design recommendations.

Organizes and coordinates assignments that involve complex and novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements. Uses initiative and resourcefulness to deviate from or extend accepted methods, techniques, and practices. Recommends solutions or resolves important issues when precedents do not apply. Identifies areas for improvement in established methods. Develops and shares new information sources. Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of requests.

Manages electronic documents including the storage, retrieval, and exchange of information.

Three Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Computer Services Technician
Location: Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, MD
Salary: $40,076 to $44,426

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

We seek an enthusiastic, technology loving, and customer-focused individual who works well in a team environment to join our IT department!  Calvert Library is an organization that values lifelong learning, curiosity, building connections and teamwork.  Excellent customer service is a core operating principle.

If you embody Calvert Library’s values and are passionate about the power of public libraries to transform communities, consider joining Calvert Library as a full-time Computer Services Technician.

Interested candidates should complete an application online ASAP.  Position will close December 23, 2019 or earlier if we receive the maximum number of applications.  Apply at calvertlibrary.appone.com.

At Calvert Library, staff have the opportunity to empower individuals by facilitating lifelong learning and to strengthen the community by encouraging connections to fellow community members and the world. Calvert Library circulates over a million items and provides exceptional customer service at its 4 locations, and via 2 mobile library vehicles. We have an extensive network of community partners including Calvert County Public Schools.

To sign up for notifications when we have openings, visit our postings site.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services., Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in in the Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 317063.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
This position reports to the Chief, Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD), Preservation Directorate. The Directorate is responsible for the long-term, uninterrupted access to the Library’s numerous and diverse collections through a variety of preservation programs. The incumbent provides assistance to PRTD programs and projects involving scientific analysis and research related to the preservation of collections; the development and maintenance of scientific reference collections; and the testing of materials used to exhibit, house, or store collections to ensure they meet current Library specifications.

Operates scientific and imaging equipment to conduct typical capture of data and digital images on a variety of library materials and scientific reference samples using both detailed and more general specifications. Conducts post-processing of resulting data and digital images.

Performs organization, arrangement, and description work on many scientific records or data files. Assesses the correctness of data and metadata and makes both minor and some major corrections as needed. Consults with senior staff on an as needed basis when correcting or significantly altering data or metadata.

Performs organization, arrangement, and description work on a number of materials in scientific sample collections (such as the Center for Library Scientific Samples (CLASS) and the Center for Library Scientific Samples – Digital (CLASS-D).

Conducts basic and moderate testing and quality assurance procedures on a variety of materials to evaluate the materials considered to exhibit, house, or store collection materials using both well-defined and more general specifications. Compiles data and reports on testing results for review. Assists supervisor in developing new testing or quality assurance procedures. Performs routine maintenance and calibration of equipment according to specifications provided and maintains program documentation. Performs routine and difficult maintenance activities related to testing and quality assurance, including assisting with inventory control and management of computing and software systems. Assists supervisor in training staff on testing and quality assurance procedures.

Position: Library Technician (Collections)
Location: Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.
The incumbent for this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
The position description number for this position is 311003.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The incumbent is responsible for assisting Division supervisors and staff with the resolution of processing workflow problems and for providing input for the resolution of technical discrepancies arising from the implementation of the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) and its specific applications to Law Library workflow.

Makes decisions regarding collections maintenance issues for a unit. Applies in-depth knowledge to complex collections maintenance issues in the ILS. Maintains statistical reports of work performed and submits them on a weekly basis. Develops plans to expedite sorting, arranging, and shelving of special collections material such as legal Gazettes, computer disks or microform receipts.

Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in ILS bibliographic, holdings and item records. Maintains ILS records for current and retrospective materials, along with their associated advance sheets, supplementary pamphlets or pocket parts, to include suppression, masking and removing reference locations of materials in the ILS.

Identities, investigates, searches, and resolves technical processing problems and discrepancies associated with implementation of the integrated library system modules. Performs preliminary searching of non-duplicates, recording such information as title data, personal name, edition data, publisher, and place and date of publication. Completes complex searches to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole, identifying variant editions, and slipping them with annotated slips to facilitate the cataloging process. Locates, identities and resolves problems with library materials generated by ongoing inventory and collections improvement programs and special projects. Reviews rebound and relabeled materials coming into the law collections. Checks the accuracy of the label and spine markings. Monitors incoming serial and monographic receipts including supplements and loose-leaf updates from acquisition and cataloging units throughout the library. Takes responsibility for seeing that legal serials and journals are sorted and distributed for prompt identification. Marking and distribution. Proposes and implements workflow improvements for processing incoming materials and takes the appropriate steps to avoid backlogs which impede access to the processed receipts.

Serves as an expert in the intricacies of the library’s many catalogs and retrieval tools. Performs the most difficult special search requests. Identifies items that are vague or not readily found in the library’s catalogs, publishers’ lists, or in the other bibliographic lists. Locates and expedites the retrieval of elusive and difficult to locate materials. Utilizes all possible means of originality and inventiveness in identifying specific items in book reviews, trade lists, bibliographies and other authoritative sources.

Twelve Positions: Maryland, Washington, DC, & Virginia

Position: Branch Manager
Location: Howard County Library System, Ellicott City, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Are you the next dynamic leader for one of the largest branches of Howard County Library System (MD), a world-class system? Howard County Library System (HCLS) is an award-winning educational institution that ranks among the finest in the country. With six branches, a $22.9 million annual budget, and a 243 FTE stellar staff, HCLS consistently ranks as a Five Star Library by Library Journal and was named Library of the Year in 2013.

Designated as an “All-American County” by the National Civic League, Howard County, Maryland is one of the nation’s most outstanding places to live, work and play. Howard County residents (population: 300,000) enjoy a balanced blend of pastoral farms, historic towns, suburban communities, and urban lifestyle. Diversity surrounds you—from Columbia (one of the largest planned communities in the country) to Historic Ellicott City’s Main Street, filled with antiques, boutiques and cozy restaurants. Howard County has been recognized as “America’s Best Places to Live”, “Best Educated,” and “Seventh Best School System in the County.” For leisure activities, Howard County offers parks, golf courses, lakes, and more than 200 miles of walking, hiking and biking trails. Centrally located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, Howard County is the strategic location of choice for a diverse and thriving business base. Major employers include Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Verizon, and Northrop Grumman. Howard County’s population incudes the highest concentration of professional, scientific and technical workers in the state, contributing to its strong economy.

Located in Ellicott City, the HCLS Miller Branch + Historical Center is 63,000 square foot over two floors and LEED Gold certified. The branch includes a Howard County room in partnership with the Howard County Historical Society, and its Enchanted Garden features an outdoor classroom focusing on health, nutrition, and environmental education.

Requirements

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer of Public Services, the Miller Branch manager oversees a dynamic team of customer service specialists, and instructors and research specialists. The Branch Manager directs all aspects of the branch, with full responsibility for: personnel and fiscal management; setting the direction for branch curriculum; continuing the implementation our new strategic plan; and establishing partnerships and connections throughout the community .

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of management experience. Preferred qualifications include a commitment to the HCLS vision, extraordinary people skills, ability and desire to work in a culturally diverse community, team building talents, and superior communication skills. The ideal Branch Manager will be an outstanding leader, relationship builder, collaborator, communicator, and innovator.

Position: Librarian III
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Prince George’s County, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) has served this county for more than 75 years, beginning as a small one-room space and expanding into nineteen 19 modern, award-winning branches. Our mission continues to be customer-focused, committed to providing resources and services equitably across this continually growing county. We are located bordering the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and the County is home to many federal agencies, large rural areas with small farms, busy suburbs bustling with young families, historic small towns and urban centers. Library services are responsive to this diverse customer base with nearly 350 staff members welcoming more than 2.5 million visitors every year.

We are currently looking for qualified public services librarians to lead age-level information departments in large-size branches or information and circulation departments in small-medium size generalist branches. Locations will vary based on operational needs. Selected candidates must be demonstrated leaders, enthusiastic, and team-oriented with a strong commitment to customer service. If you are interested in making a real difference in the community, bring your professional skills to work with us!

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee and supervise staff in supervisory line to include managing staff weekly schedules, monitoring and evaluating job performance, and training and development.
  • Provide reference and readers’ advisory.
  • Oversee programming.
  • Promote library services and collections.
  • Participate in community outreach as needed.
  • Participate in the maintenance and development of the library collection by weeding and identifying library materials in need of replacement.
  • Maintain library collection and places orders for new books and materials.
  • Manage customer relations and resolve escalated customer issues and conflicts.
  • Performs circulation desk duties as needed.
  • Keep abreast of current library policies and procedures.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Three to five years of professional library experience, preferably in a public library.
  • Three years of experience supervising and motivating staff.
  • Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate upon hire or within six-months of hire.
  • Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals required.
  • Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills.

BENEFITS
We offer a casual but professional work environment, exceptional training opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Credit for time spent at other public libraries when calculating annual leave accrual and sick leave transfer, under certain circumstances.
  • Up to 14.5 days of annual leave in the first year; 22.75 days after three years; and 26 days after 15 years of service.
  • Up to 15.8 days of sick leave in the first year. Unused sick leave may count towards creditable service when you retire.
  • Up to 4 days of personal leave per year.
  • 11 holidays (12 during a Presidential Inauguration year).
  • A choice of 3 medical plans (subsidized at 70 – 75%), a prescription and vision plan (subsidized at 85%), and the choice of 2 dental plans.
  • Life insurance at 2x annual salary, up to a maximum of $150,000.
  • Long-term disability coverage with a benefit of 50% to 60% of income replacement – 180-day elimination period.
  • A defined benefit plan provided by the Maryland State Retirement Agency (SRA) at 7% per pay and tax deferred annuity plans through payroll deductions.

TO APPLY
Please submit your employment application, cover letter and resume by applying directly to the job posting link below or on our website, http://www.pgcmls.info. This is an open until filled recruitment and may close at any time without prior notice.

Position: Library Manager (Youth Services)
Location: D.C. Public Library System, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Job Summary

The DC Public Library system comprises 26 locations, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, also known as the downtown Central Library. The Youth Services department, a public service unit in the Central Library, provides services to youth, from birth to age 21, and their families.

DC Public Library’s Central Library is undergoing a significant renovation, and the Youth Services Department Manager is charged with developing and implementing a new vision for provision of services for young District residents and their families within this dynamic new space. The Youth Services Department will lead the charge in developing innovative programming and services that help young people embrace a joy of reading, explore their identity and negotiate the diverse world that surrounds us. In addition, the Youth Services Department will maintain a strong presence in the educational landscape of D.C. and provide support to other agencies that help young people and their families live inspired, connected and enriching lives. Particular attention will be focused on supporting DC Public Library’s reimagining of teen services.

The Youth Services Manager is part of the leadership team for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The manager works collaboratively with the system wide Youth and Family Services Team and other key staff to ensure smooth operations and high-quality customer experiences. The Youth Services Manager will also focus on how the entirety of the building can welcome and embrace young people and their families.

Join the DC Public Library team to help build a dynamic, inclusive experience throughout the library system. Our participants reflect a wide range of socioeconomic, cultural and religious affiliations within their countries, including people with disabilities, and we encourage people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply.

Qualifications

The incumbent must possess a Masters-Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution in addition to a minimum of three (3) years of experience:

  • providing direct public service to youth in a library or educational setting.
  • Supervising, training, developing and evaluating staff of diverse abilities.
  • Designing and implementing improvements to processes, services, programs and initiatives.
  • Facilitating and leading trainings on programs and services for children and teens.
  • Advising on principles of programming and services for youth, teen and families, including implementation of best practices.

Experience serving diverse populations in a large urban environment preferred.

To apply, or for additional details, please our website at http://dclibrary.org/about/careers

Position: Section Research Manager (Foreign Policy Management)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Manager, Foreign Policy in the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division. CRS provides confidential, nonpartisan, and authoritative legislative research, policy analysis, and information service to the U.S. Congress. Working directly with Members of Congress and congressional committees on public policy issues, CRS staff contribute to an informed national legislature as it considers policy issues of importance to the American people.

Responsibilities
The Research Manager leads the Foreign Policy Management Section in the development of research and policy analysis relevant to congressional needs. Issues covered by the section include the Department of State, USAID, U.S. embassies, and related agencies; the foreign affairs budget; U.S. foreign assistance; diplomacy and the foreign service; foreign policy legislation; and instruments of foreign policy, such as sanctions and treaties.

Duties include:

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

Other Research Manager duties include:

Manages research, leads staff, and advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director. Ensures that research and analysis is conducted in a fully collaborative manner both within and outside the section, reflects the congressional agenda, and is relevant to congressional policy making.

Leads, plans, organizes and coordinates research, including major research projects related to sensitive or complex public policies of national or international significance, which are often multidisciplinary in nature, and may include research performed by outside consultants.

Ensures that research and analysis undertaken is of the highest quality and meets CRS’ standards of objectivity, responsiveness, non-partisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility.

Reviews research to ensure that it complements other Service research and analyses; is accurate, well-organized, and cogent; meets professional and service standards; adheres to CRS policy guidelines; and is responsive to the legislative needs of Members and committees of Congress.

Establishes and maintains relationships with Members and committees of Congress.

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

Candidates with research and research management experience in issues covered by the Foreign Policy Management Section, who have strong interpersonal skills, and are capable of leading a highly motivated and talented research staff committed to providing Congress the highest level of nonpartisan, authoritative, objective policy analysis are encouraged to apply.

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

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

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

While it is the Library’s policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

The position description number for this position is 085357.

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

Appointee must meet eligibility requirements for a Top Secret clearance.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

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

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

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Knowledge of U.S. foreign policy management, institutions, and operations.**
  • Ability to manage research.**
  • Ability to review the analysis of others.**
  • Ability to lead and manage staff.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to convey information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations.
  • Knowledge of congressional decision making.
  • Ability to collaborate.
  • Ability to build relationships.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Supervisory Technical Information Specialist (Human Nutrition and Food Safety)
Location: Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Beltsville, MD
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) National Agricultural Library (NAL), in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent serves as the Program Leader for the Nutrition and Food Safety Program, and in that role is responsible for planning, directing and evaluating program requirements, activities, and functions of NAL’s specialized information centers in nutrition and food safety.

Responsibilities

  • Interact effectively with a wide range of individuals representing widely divergent and sometimes conflicting point of views.
  • Negotiate, collaborate, and form partnerships and customer relations with federal, non-federal, national and international partners in order to further the aims of the program and attract external resources.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with management to establish and implement recommendations.
  • Knowledge of data collection, evaluation, and analysis methods to synthesize user input and apply it to the conceptualization, planning and evaluation of information programs, products, and services.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct staff work.
  • Skill in interpreting broad general legislative and regulatory policy guidance to determine their effects on FNIC, Nutrition.gov and FSRIO budgets and activities.

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Nutrition)
Location: Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Beltsville, MD
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Agricultural Library for the Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will serve as a nutrition specialist in the Nutrition and Food Safety Program, supporting the Nutrition.gov website and Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC).

This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years

Responsibilities

  • As a specialist in the area of nutrition, participates in the formulation and development of the NFSP policies, programs and operations.
  • Participate in the development and management of the library collection in the specialized fields relating to food and human nutrition.
  • Ensure all information shared with the public over the internet is appropriate, timely and accurate.
  • Manage reference services for the food and nutrition program, including the use of online reference systems such as Ref Tracker or other systems

Position: Librarian (Database Integrity and Bibliographic Control)
Location: Government Publishing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The Selectee will work Shift-1 Monday- Friday and a tour of duty from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian (Database Integrity and Bibliographic Control), your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Performs a variety of professional level duties related to database maintenance, quality assurance and bibliographic control in support of LSCM’s efforts to create, improve, and maintain quality products, services, and systems for all users of Federal government information.
  • Applies expert knowledge of cataloging and bibliographic control (continuing resources and monographs) in conducting database maintenance activities in the ILS.
  • Uses extensive knowledge of both current and historic GPO practice and standards.
  • Works independently to identify errors that range from simple typographical to departures from local and national cataloging practice and standards.
  • Serves as an expert adviser to other subject matter experts on bibliographic control processes and application of relevant standards and procedures.
  • Leads as well as performs quality control efforts on current processes across work units that enter, edit, enhance and import data into the catalog that includes the work of technical staff and professional-level staff through grade twelve.
  • Identifies with own cognizance potential improvements in workflows.
  • Serves as key member of working groups to amend or re-tool operational workflows, standard operating procedures, and desk guides and instructions.
  • Uses expert knowledge of Superintendent of Documents classification, the item number system and related reference tools to conduct extensive reviews of the catalog to identify discrepancies, duplicates and/or errors.
  • Maintains fluency in cataloging complex bibliographic and authority formats, and thus create original cataloging records for U.S. government documents across a wide range of formats, that may support cataloging projects and/or serve as exemplars for staff reference.
  • Identifies training needs for cataloging librarians, technical services librarians and other LTS staff.
  • Provides leadership and guidance on developing training materials, curriculum and training tools for use by all levels.
  • Suggests and facilitates implementation of emerging metadata practices for use in GPO cataloging.
  • Works closely with Projects and Systems Unit to ensure that the information posted on these sites is organized, updated and maintained.
  • Provides technical input to the administration of library technical services contracts.
  • Serves as Contracting Officers Representative (COR) as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Archivist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 368552.

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. Occasional Saturday service in the Manuscript Reading Room is required.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Analyzes and arranges bodies of records that are somewhat disorganized, demonstrating knowledge of archival theory and practice in planning and carrying out their organization and description. Possesses understanding of scholarly research and documentation practices. Completes preliminary analysis of the documentation systems and practices of the originating agency, organization, or individual whose materials are being processed. Undertakes research in published sources to complete gaps in the available information relating to the subject matter of the records to be archived. Evaluates the significance of archival material in its historical context and applies evaluation in helping create a plan of arrangement and description. Exercises initiative on special assignments requiring knowledge of archival procedures and academic subject matter.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Coordinates as necessary with collection curators and staff in other divisions relating to the transmission, handling, description, and storage of division material housed off-site or transferred elsewhere.

Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of training and professional development. Displays knowledge of collections in the Library. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and helps conduct tours.

Surveys internal collections to identify and inventory groups of materials for preservation and physical security. Follows prescribed specifications and procedures in preserving original material and reproducing originals for preservation. Monitors the quality and consistency of preservation methods and output. Monitors and coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of new materials to be added to the collections.

Serves as a resource in the development of overall preservation program policies and goals. Helps promote collection security by recommending and implementing improved methods of manually or electronically marking and labeling collections.

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several record groups to locate the information. Assists scholars and researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the division and Library. Substitutes on a temporary basis as necessary assisting readers in the division’s public Reading Room.

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of digital curation and descriptive tools, information technologies and integrated library systems to support archival functions.**

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of archival work, including analysis, organization, and description of archival material.**

Knowledge of American history and research sources used for processing and describing archival materials.**

Ability to build and maintain professional relationships and provide liaison services.

Ability to perform preservation duties.

Knowledge of reference and research services.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian 
Location: Office of the Inspector General, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Position: Research Assistant, Europe and the Americas
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities
Ideal applicants will have experience conducting research in regional foreign policy issues pertaining to Europe, including Russia, and/or the Americas as well as some knowledge of related legislative and policy contexts, institutional dimensions, and policy tools.

Successful candidates must be able to work as part of a collaborative team and must exhibit the intellectual flexibility and broad research skill set that facilitate effective work across a wide issue spectrum beyond the applicant’s research focus or concentration.

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

Prepares contributions to comprehensive or complex analytical and descriptive products that inform congressional understanding of public policy issues and consideration of policy proposals. May author or co-author analytical or descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and other types of written responses for congressional committees, Members, and staff.

Participates in group efforts on research projects as a member of a collaborative team and undertakes research and data analytical tasks in support of the development of an array of analytical and descriptive products or components.

Performs literature searches and reviews, and evaluates publications and analyses for authoritativeness, relevance, and currency. Recommends documents for use by research staff and prepares abstracts for descriptive and analytical underlying materials.

Locates, extracts, collects, and/or compiles quantitative data and other information; interprets and evaluates data for accuracy, relevance, authoritativeness, and usefulness; works with division staff to identify and resolve problems with data; and formats data to meet targeted, well-defined research needs.

Creates and populates databases and spreadsheets, reformatting and standardizing data from different sources, and performing data input, calculations, and analysis. Trains colleagues and/or instructs staff on the content, nature, and use of division data resources.

Formats a range of tables, graphs, images, and other insertions to CRS products, reviewing and verifying this content for accuracy and completeness. Recommends quality control procedures and makes suggestions to improve and enhance these insertions to CRS products.

Prepares materials for use at consultations, briefings, and seminars for congressional clients. Attends consultations, briefings, seminars, and outreach activities to gain familiarity with CRS’s information and analytic capabilities, record questions, gauge audience engagement, and capture audience suggestions for future sessions; may present analytical information, factual information, or research findings to congressional clients.

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

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

Qualifications
You must meet the BASIC REQUIREMENT listed under EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of the geographic regions of Europe and/or the Americas and U.S. policy. **

Ability to apply knowledge of the analytic research process in foreign affairs to issues related to Europe and the Americas. **

Ability to identify, exploit, and manipulate research resources and tools to perform research tasks pertinent to Europe and the Americas. **

Ability to collaborate. **

Ability to prepare written research materials on issues related to Europe and the Americas.

Ability to exercise objectivity in all phases of research, including written and oral presentations.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Public Records Technician
Location: Federal Election Commission, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Public Disclosure and Media Relations Division provides and ensures timely public access to federal campaign finance reports and data and educates and informs the public about all of the data available from the agency. The Public Records Branch maintains a library-like facility to help researchers locate reports, indexes, closed enforcement cases, FEC documents, and campaign finance data.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
As the Public Records Technician in this position, you will:

  • Provide navigation assistance on the FEC Website including advanced technical help on downloadable files.
  • Prepare research tools for staff and public use.
  • Provide information about the FEC public records function to visitors and callers.
  • Prepare closed enforcement case files for publication and collaborate on the public dissemination of FEC documents and data.
  • Work with the Branch Chief on the State Relations Program, including contacting state officials and state political parties to obtain official information about elections and candidates and preparing the annual Combined Federal/State Disclosure and Election Directory and other publications.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Section Head)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, websites, and databases for Latin and non-Latin script materials, and other information technologies. **

Ability to supervise, motivate and lead a diverse workforce. **

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

Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.

Ability to lead, plan, coordinate and manage programs and projects.

Ability to provide training.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.