Three Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Librarian II
Location: Loch Raven Branch, Baltimore County Public Library, Maryland
Salary range: $35,520-$55,111

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Schedule:
This is a full time position, working 40 Hours a week with some evenings and weekends.

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

Position: Interlibrary Loan Assistant
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an energetic, collaborative, and service-oriented person to join the Collections and Access Services Department, which includes Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The ILL Assistant borrows materials from other libraries, lends LNDL’s materials to other libraries, reviews workflows to ensure efficiency, and monitors emerging trends in ILL technology and services. Functioning as a member of a cross- trained Access Services unit, this position provides excellent customer service at the Library’s Help Desk, supervises student assistants, and tracks unit statistics. Reporting to the Access Services Librarian, the ILL Assistant works Monday through Friday in a fast-paced environment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Processes all borrowing and lending Interlibrary Loan requests using ILLiad and Rapid ILL software in a timely manner, and follows national and international ILL standards and best practices.
  • Communicates with students, faculty, staff, and other libraries promptly to fill borrowing requests and resolve lending questions. Seeks guidance from the Access Services Librarian when appropriate.
  • Collaborates with Access Services staff to train and supervise ILL and Help Desk student assistants.
  • Maintains patron privacy online and in person, and models appropriate behavior for student assistants.
  • Assists the Access Services Librarian in recommending, formulating, and implementing policies and workflow procedures to continuously improve ILL services for Library users. Maintains up-to-date documentation of workflow procedures.
  • Collects and records ILL statistics in support of annual reporting requirements and to support data informed changes to services, programs, and the user experience.
  • Uses Aleph Integrated Library System to manage circulation functions including material check out, recalls, and returns, and maintains circulation data.
  • Provides excellent customer service at the Help Desk on the phone, in person, and online.
  • Possesses a positive attitude, ability to be future-oriented, and embraces change.
  • Must have flexibility to work a varied schedule during exam weeks.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Inventory Mgmt & Doc Fulfillment Section in Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $52,068 to $67,687 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Inventory Mgmt & Doc Fulfillment Section in Library Services. The incumbent is responsible for a variety of activities in support of collections inventory control and tracking, both behind-the-scenes activities, e.g. problem resolution, quality control, searching collections storage areas for items not readily found or for which a problem might be present, support of the inventory program; and for direct public service, e.g. staffing a circulation station.

Responsibilities
Conducts searches in order to identify and resolve problems with library materials generated by collections integrity programs, the transfer of collections from Capitol Hill to off-site storage locations, especially Ft. Meade, special projects and the review of incoming materials. Problem resolution may entail searching collections storage and processing areas for items that are not readily found primarily because of labeling, cataloging or other problems impacting retrieval.

Identifies and searches for requested items that are vague or not readily found, using an extensive knowledge of bibliographic tools and procedures.

Serves as an expert in the full range of reference and bibliographic tools, both manual and online, e.g. the LC ILS and other automated files, the card shelflist, the Official Catalog, national bibliographies to identify vague or fragmentary entries. Identifies and notes errors in the LC ILS record which may require editing of the entry.

Forwards items and notes to the appropriate LC unit to correct the online record. Uses a sound knowledge of the flow of materials through the processing channels of LC, and traces materials which may be at any stage of the processing cycle. Reviews and verifies holdings information in the Shelflist and other available databases, both manual and online. Annotates holding information on the Shelflist cards when necessary. Notifies appropriate personnel of mistakes found on Shelflist cards.

Reviews items forwarded to the Section and/or on the shelves that are mislabeled, mis-cataloged, and/or in need of further investigation. Makes the necessary notations to reflect needed or suggested changes. Forwards items to appropriate unit within the Library for correction. Performs complex searches to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole. Forwards misrouted materials to the appropriate custodial divisions. Makes recommendations on items which may be removed from the Library’s permanent collections using guidelines prepared by the Library’s Selection Officers and Acquisitions Policy Statements. Identifies and processes superseded volumes which have been revised, recompiled or replaced by later dated volumes or editions. Determines items in need of preservation treatment such as boxing, rebinding, and re-housing using established guidelines and procedures. Supports inventory management programs by providing quality control of contractors and Library staff.

Bibliographic/Holdings/Item Records. Searches and identifies bibliographic records in the online catalog for items in the Library’s collection that are being prepared for circulation. Creates holdings and/or item records where none are already present. Creates basic descriptive cataloging records for items that are not found in the Library’s online catalog, suppressing these records from view in the public catalog.

Assigns custodial locations when creating new records for materials assigned to locations other than the general collections. Updates existing cataloging records to correct item-specific errors such as call number and location data. Marks duplicate holdings and item records for deletion. Links the barcode on the physical item to the bibliographic record to create an inventory record for that specific item.

Patron Records. Searches and identifies patrons in the Library’s circulation module in preparation for charging material or updating records. Where necessary, creates new patron records and updates existing records, coordinating closely with the Accounts Unit..

Inventory Control and Circulation. Checks out books to the public and Library staff according to the Library’s regulations and security procedures. Creates inventory and patron records as necessary. Checks out books to offsite loan patrons, creates inventory records and, as necessary, patron records.

Receives items referred by staff reviewing new, rebound and relabeled materials coming into the general collections in which a potential problem has been identified. Resolves problems by performing such activities as comparing the accuracy of the label and spine markings on the book in hand with information in the LC ILS Item and Holdings records. Where a discrepancy is found to exist, does the necessary searching/problem resolution to identify what the problem is and what the solution(s) may be.

Four Positions: Maryland & Washington DC

Position: Digital Projects Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group seeks an experienced Digital Projects Librarian for a position with our client, a prestigious government library located in Beltsville, Maryland. The Librarian will ensure the quality and standardization of descriptive metadata can be used across the agency’s various products. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) benefited contract position. The work must be performed on-site.

Responsibilities:

  • Creation and maintenance of a metadata/taxonomy governance plan necessary to maintain the library division’s digital collections.
  • Working with subject-matter experts across the organization to assess their requirements for organizational metadata standards and devise the processes necessary to refine and enhance them.

Qualifications: 

  • An MLS or similar degree plus 2-3 years’ experience working with metadata standards and digital objects
  • Understanding of the use of metadata schema and tools (in particular MODS, PubMed and JATS)
  • Understanding of the use of the controlled vocabularies, such as the NAL Thesaurus
  • Expertise with using the Oxygen XML editor and/or Saxon to perform XSLT transformations on large files of metadata
  • Experience with archival theory and practices and archival management systems.
  • Skill with query languages such as SQL, SPARQL, and Solr
  • Knowledge of using and extending content management systems including Drupal and Omeka
  • Knowledge of the Linux operating system and use of the command line
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with open source digital repository systems and related technology including audit/fixity software, file forensics, media conversion, and editing metadata for digital objects, especially MODS and FOXML
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; web-based tools)

Position: Research Librarian I
Location: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This position is responsible for providing information and research services to union staff and leadership. The ideal candidate will be adept at: selecting and distributing news and other relevant information for a targeted audience, researching, analyzing, and disseminating information from diverse sources in response to patron requests, contributing to the management, organization, and assessment of the library collection, and providing outreach and instruction services for users of the Information Center.

Duties:

  • Curates and assembles a daily email newsletter from a wide variety of sources, comprehensively covering key developments in topics of interest to AFSCME.
  • Researches, retrieves, analyzes and disseminates information from electronic and print sources in response to reference requests.
  • Synthesizes research findings into structured, digestible reports for a variety of audiences.
  • Assists with collection management responsibilities including cataloging, identifying and evaluating potential acquisitions, shelving and weeding the collection.
  • Performs outreach and instructional services for staff and provides access, assistance and support for Information Center resources.
  • Researches, selects and independently assembles and distributes articles for AFSCME Information Center blogs.
  • Creates fact sheets, user guides, and other documentation on internal and external electronic communications to foster user self-sufficiency.
  • Conducts presentations or instructional sessions for internal and external audiences.
  • Remains knowledgeable on issues affecting AFSCME members.
  • May supervise clerical support staff.
  • Performs other general duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; an advanced degree in library or information science is strongly preferred, and three to five years of experience in a library or similar setting which provides the following skills.

Skills Requirements:

  • Ability to identify requestors’ needs through use of reference interviews and craft effective search strategies to address those needs.
  • Ability to synthesize research findings and write clear, organized reports of research results based on the identified information need.
  • Skilled in the use of digital technologies and experienced with electronic library information systems, databases and other information management and retrieval tools.
  • Ability to perform sound research and make logical conclusions.
  • Ability to evaluate, abstract and analyze data and technical information from diverse sources.
  • Knowledge of library administration principles.
  • Experience with knowledge and information management principles, strategies and technologies.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and Information Center users.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple demands and deadlines and to balance short- and long-term priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Commitment to AFSCME’s mission.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of advanced search logic techniques and optimal usage of complex legal, business and news databases.
  • Experience with library technical services including administration of OPAC software or other discovery systems and knowledge of metadata and cataloging standards.
  • Familiarity with data and information management technologies such as content management system administration, HTML, digital asset management and relational database structures.
  • Interest in labor relations and public sector institutions, law and policy issues.

Position: Senior Analyst, Research & Competitive Intelligence
Location: Venable LLP, Washington D.C. OR New York, NY

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LLSDC Jobline.

Venable LLP has an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join our Marketing Department.

The Senior Analyst, Research and Competitive Intelligence will be responsible for managing research projects, conducting and analyzing primary and secondary research on industries, practice groups, specific clients, prospective clients and competitors to support the firm’s business development goals and initiatives.

We welcome candidates for this position who seek to work in either our Washington, DC headquarters or our Midtown Manhattan offices.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for… 

•Managing in-depth background research projects on specific companies or organizations, including statistical models to quantify research findings, in preparation for business development activities.

•Analyzing and evaluating data to provide actionable insights and recommendations to attorneys and business development teams.

•Developing presentations, memoranda or briefings for partners and participate in preparatory sessions for client pitches, proposals and other similar presentations.

•Managing assigned programs for collecting competitive intelligence for the firm’s major competitors in its primary geographic and legal markets with a focus on secondary sources.

•Extracting data by industry sectors, geography, attorneys, office, and practice groups for use in Requests for Proposal (RFPs) by Business Development staff, Practice Group Leaders and Division Managers.

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

•Demonstrated success in professional services or consulting environment with a minimum of five years market research/analysis experience.

•Intermediate level database research skills; working knowledge of a variety of external research databases, including Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Hoovers, Capital IQ, and West Monitor Suite.

•Advanced knowledge of Web and PC applications, including MS-Windows, Excel and PowerPoint

•Ability to make persuasive presentations on research results.

•Ability to analyze data and identify business trends to formulate recommendations for firm business development opportunities.

•Experience developing reports for tracking and reporting on marketing research activities and outcomes.

If you have a can-do attitude and are looking to be part of a highly motivated team of individuals that are naturally ambitious and driven, we’d love to hear from you. Apply today!

Apply at this link: https://venable.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0j8hv?source

Position: Supervisory Government Information Specialist
Location: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $131,227 to $240,000 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Operations Division, Office of the Chief Data Officer. The incumbent serves as the manager of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program.

See our tips on the application process and printable checklist to ensure each step of the application is completed.

Responsibilities
As the Supervisory Government Information Specialist, you will:

Serve as the Bureau’s Subject Matter Expert on all aspects of the FOIA program including regulatory, legislation, exemptions, fees, and related administrative matters. Partner with stakeholders across the Bureau to ensure optimal response to FOIA requests.

Periodically evaluate the FOIA program and recommend changes or improvements regarding the Bureau’s FOIA implementation policy, procedures, processes, funding, personnel, and use of technology. Implement measures to assess and monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the program.

Foster compliance with the FOIA throughout the Bureau by providing guidance, training, and advice to Bureau offices, senior leadership, and employees.

Review and prepare responses to draft legislation, Bureau regulations, and other correspondence related to FOIA as well as other information disclosure matters.

Coordinate the Bureau’s responses to inquiries, audits, investigations, or other matters related to FOIA from the Office of Government Information Services, Office of the Inspector General, Office of Management and Budget, and other similar federal government agencies.

Travel Required
Occasional travel – occasional travel may be required

Qualifications
You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: To qualify at CN-71, you must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade/band (CN-60, GS-14 or equivalent) in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as:

• Experience serving as a subject matter expert in the area of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) including regulatory compliance, fees, request clarification, record searches, and providing expert-level guidance.
• Experience in drafting written communications to include regulations, policies, procedures, training materials, or general correspondence.
• Experience with implementing technology with FOIA operations, eFOIA, eDiscovery, or electronic FOIA reading room or library.
• Experience in evaluating FOIA processes and implementing changes to improve overall FOIA operations such as reducing a backlog or processing delays.

Position: Librarian (Loan)- Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Loan)
Location: General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Reference Services Division, 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 General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Reference Services Division.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The position description number for this vacancy is 063873.
The incumbent for this position will work fixed schedule of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Responsibilities
The incumbent serves as a Reference Specialist providing essential and critical collection services primarily to off-site users of the Library’s collections including Members of Congress, Congressional staff, other government agencies, the Court, and other Libraries through the Library of Congress’s inter-library loan program.

Provides reference services to varied constituents, including Members of Congress and their staffs, other libraries within the United States as well as internationally in support of the Library’s inter-library loan program. Determines needs through telephone interviews and or written requests, where the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily accessible, such as those found within the library’s collection or that can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures. Engages in an extensive telephone interaction with Congressional borrowers. Responds orally and or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility.

Performs extensive references searches for materials that cannot be located through standard search procedures. Requests assistance from higher-level staff to locate materials that are not readily accessible. Develops and maintains current knowledge of resources in other agencies and or institutions in order to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections requests. Uses knowledge of these collections, the patron, and the subject matter to complete a request.

Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Provides collection services and deals with non-technical products that are of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired, and consults the acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase.

Develops all or a portion of the collections acquired by Researcher and Reference Services Division including books, X copies, travel guides, and other items in support of the Library’s congressional, inter-library loan and other programs. Participates in decisions related to the need to digitize items in response to requests. Reviews recommendations for acquisitions in order to identify processing and custodial requirements as well as to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Cultivates and maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject-matter specialists in order to understand their requirements and needs.

Documents and prepares complete preliminary inventories for the records of an agency having a limited variety of functions and a fairly stable organizational and administrative history. Provides curatorial services utilizing the basic collection knowledge, working familiarity with a standard bibliography, and the ability to perform basic historical and technical research. Provides accurate, competent research guidance and special reference services and assists with the full range of reference, collections development, processing and preservation duties in the designated area.

Develops and maintains personal contracts and cooperative work relationships with all clients including congressional offices, inter-library loan partners, Library units, and other specialists in order to provide and or exchange information. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Conducts tours, workshops and orientation sessions for constituent groups. Represents the organization at conferences, seminars and exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

Five Positions: Washington DC & Northern Virginia

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

DESCRIPTION

• Provide high quality substantive research and reference assistance to attorneys using a range of legal, business and news online and print resources.
• Submit daily timekeeping reports with reference to client, business development and other administrative matters.
• Meet or exceed billable hour requirements as established annually.
• Act as a practice research liaison for one or more practice groups. Work closely with Knowledge Lawyers where applicable to provide orientations and training, promote and raise awareness of research tools and services.
• Develop and maintain knowledge of the available resources online and in print. Stay aware of new products in the research space, working to advance the firm’s innovation in the use of AI legal research tools.
• Deliver research skills, orientation and database training as required to lawyers and business services teams.
• Maintain research guides across subject areas to support attorneys and publicize research tools.
• Share knowledge and learning with colleagues in the US and global team and within internal knowledge solutions such as team wikis and knowledge databases.
• Participate and promote current awareness provision for attorneys and business services as required; utilize team resources to identify and deliver alerting solutions.
• Participate in the identification and review, trial/pilot, training and marketing of research products to lawyers;
• Develop and maintain relationships with lawyers and business services members at all levels of the business to promote the Research Services team.
• All members of the firm are expected to participate in our Global Citizenship program.
• And other duties as assigned.

 
Position: Inter-library Loan/Technical Services Librarian
Location: Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Williams & Connolly LLP has an immediate opening for an Inter-library Loan/Technical Services Librarian to support the firm’s Library department. Under the direction of the Director of Library Services, primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Catalog all new materials, editions, and additions;
· Maintain current Library catalog;
· Maintain OCLC holdings and Union list;
· Process borrowing and lending requests;
· Process document delivery requests;
· Purchase new materials as requested by attorneys;
· Collection maintenance;
· Purchase and distribute attorney office copies of various items, i.e., Blue Books, Federal Rules;
· Determine use statistics for various library material.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Government Publishing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
These positions are part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington , District of Columbia.

The incumbent may work on assignments within the Library Technical Services (LTS) section such as cataloging/metadata creation and processing digital information products. The incumbent may work on tasks within the Projects and Systems section such as document preparation for digitization or review digital files for quality assurance.

Responsibilities
The Selectee will work shift 1 Monday- Friday and a tour of duty from 7:30am to 4:00pm.

As a Library Technician, your typical work assignments may include the following:

Receiving and staging tangible publications for preparation and shipment to vendors.
Storing of tangible publications marked for digitization.
Searching and editing bibliographic records in the Integrated Library System.
Preparing shipping lists for public posting using established templates.
Conducting research and gather information for responses using automated systems.

Position: Library Technician NF-02
Location: Army Installation Management Command, Department of the Navy, Fort Myer, VA
Salary: $15 to $18.50 per hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is Installation Wide. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

This position is located at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH)

To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.) for professional and personal references on your resume.

Responsibilities

  • Provides technician support by performing a wide variety of direct services to the public
  • Registers patrons, charges/discharges materials, processes overdues and reserves, assists with interlibrary loans and reserves, shelves library materials, prepares displays, programs activities
  • Answers basic reference questions, and assists customers in locating materials; and/or provides technical services support in a variety of functions: basic/copy cataloging, ordering/receiving/processing and de-acquisitioning of library materials.
  • Assists in maintaining accountability records and in performing shelf inventories. Performs simple maintenance on the library’s automated systems.
  • Incumbent may perform physical exertion such as long periods of standing, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, pushing of loaded trucks; and recurring lifting of heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.

Position: Special Reference and Research Librarian
Location: Government Medical Library, DC Metro Area

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

We are looking for a detail-oriented librarian to work in a government medical library in the DC metro area. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the creation and production of user educational material in a variety of formats (print, digital, video, etc.) to aid in teaching others how to use the library’s services and electronic resources
  • Create live trainings and webinars and organize trainings with database vendors to educate patrons in the use of electronic library resources
  • Hold responsibility for library webpage and SharePoint page updates and content management
  • Participate in library outreach and marketing activities, including creation, distribution, and analysis of user surveys
  • Assist with public relations activities including creation of flyers, digital and print displays, signs, promotional emails, newsletters, etc.
  • Provide reference desk coverage and assist with circulation and re-shelving of materials
  • Generate weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual statistics and reports related to library resource and service usage
  • Manage and develop the print reference collection
  • Assist with managing workflow of student workers and interns
  • Periodically check, submit help tickets, and assist patrons with library computers, printers, and scanners
  • Make suggestions for strategic plan and collection development policy, based on user interviews
  • Assist in developing policies and procedures and make recommendations for the creation of a modern and collaborative information center
  • Evaluate information needs and conduct interviews to clarify keywords and build search strategies
  • Conduct complex searches and perform research, efficiently searching a variety of specialized databases (PubMed, DTIC, NIH RePORTER, AGRICOLA, Embase, other biomedical databases through ProQuest Dialog, etc.)
  • Serve as backup for interlibrary loan through DOCLINE and OCLC WorldShare

Six Positions: Washington, DC & Northern Virginia

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, a nonprofit historical and educational organization headquartered at Anderson House in Washington, D.C., seeks a dynamic library professional to manage reader services and outreach for its library, which houses a collection of 50,000+ rare and modern items focused on the era of the American Revolution.

Major Duties

The research services librarian is the primary staff member charged with promoting and managing use of the library collections, on-site and remotely. The research services librarian:

  • assists and advises scholars using the library collections, especially the Institute’s fellows and other academic users;
  • develops and manages special projects to promote and document the library collections, such as writing articles for the Institute’s publications and website and giving lectures and customized presentation to special groups;
  • develops and leads classes on using special collections for research, a hallmark of our library program;
  • oversees and manages the digitization of library collections and directs the development of the online Digital Library;
  • recruits and supervises the library’s volunteers and interns;
  • provides support to the Institute’s broader cultural initiatives, including exhibitions, educational programs, publications and special events; and
  • works closely with the Library Director to develop and enhance library programs and services.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent training and experience (knowledge of the history of the American Revolutionary era a plus);
  • at least three years of professional experience working with special collections and providing reference support in a library setting
  • knowledge of digitization protocols (experience with CONTENTdm a plus);
  • excellent interpersonal skills working with staff, volunteers, interns, researchers and other constituents of the library;
  • reading knowledge of French or other foreign language; and
  • demonstrated organizational skills, ability to work independently and take initiative, and effective writing and public speaking

Salary and Benefits

This is a mid-level position on the professional staff of the Society of the Cincinnati. The current budget allocation for this position is $55,000 per year (negotiable). Excellent benefits include paid annual and sick leave, health insurance, a 401(k) plan, and a monthly commuting stipend.

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter, including mention of where you learned about this opening, by email to:

Ellen McCallister Clark
Library Director
The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20008
emclark@societyofthecincinnati.org

Position: Senior Research & Reference Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a full-time Senior Research and Reference Librarian to work for a prestigious law firm’s Washington DC office. The librarian will provide high-quality research & references services in support of the firm’s various legal and administrative departments. The selected individual will work both independently and in collaboration with the research team. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic, service-oriented research professional.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with the Research and Reference team to design and deliver a valuable research to the firm.
  • Provides expert research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas using various print and digital resources.  Provides in-depth analysis and summarization of results.
  • Assists in the preparation of and delivery of relevant orientation and training programs.
  • Supports the development and maintenance of intranet reference collections.  Assists with link checking, collection development, and integration of subject-specific resources into the firm’s larger portal.
  • Assists in the development of paper and digital resources collections, the evaluation of new and existing research tools and makes recommendations for purchase or renewal or resources.

REQUIREMENTS

  • JD, MLS or MLIS from an accredited institution required.
  • 5-10 years of reference and research experience required.
  • Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment, preferred.
  • Expert knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge of legal and business electronic resources and databases.
  • Ability to work efficiently with keen attention to detail.
  • Good oral and written communication.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collection Specialist)
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 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 385309.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
This position serves as a Digital Collection Specialist and is located within the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services within the Library Collection and Services Group at the Library of Congress. The position reports to the Head, Digital Content Management Section and is responsible for acquisitions, management of digital collections, project development, management, consultation, and liaison work.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 library best practices and procedures for the lifecycle management of digital collection materials.**
  • Knowledge of metadata and metadata best practices for managing digital collections.**
  • Ability to plan and carry out digital content management projects.
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison duties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Research Librarian (Natural Resources)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $69,581 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Resources, Science, and Industry Division seeks a Research Librarian which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry.

Responsibilities
The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on natural resources and/or environmental policy, including land and water resource management, air quality, and climate. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in federal natural resources or environmental agencies, earth sciences, or climate policy are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in public policy, industry, or legal research.

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.

Analyzes and solves research problems within designated policy research areas. Factors that affect the complexity of these problems include novelty, the difficulty in locating authoritative information, and the specialized nature of the subject area.

Responds to congressional and internal requests for information related to issues requiring in-depth knowledge of the context/background of the issue, and for information that is difficult to find and/or requires filtering/synthesis. Utilizes specialized knowledge to prepare responses to requests and develop and execute research methodologies for specialized topics.

Develops and maintains knowledge of research resources. Identifies, tests, and evaluates new, specialized research resources; performs market analyses on competing resources; and recommends specialized information resources and research materials for purchase or renewal.

Provides orientation and training/instruction to congressional clients, colleagues, and peers on research methods and research resources.

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

  • Ability to apply knowledge of reference sources in natural resources**
  • Ability to conduct information research**
  • Ability to communicate in writing**
  • Ability to utilize information technology**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others
  • Ability to focus on the client
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

Position: Acquisitions/Government Documents Technician
Location: Supreme Court of the United States Washington, DC
Salary: $42,308 to $67,687 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This is a full-time position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

Applicants who submitted their candidacy for vacancy #10440307 need not re-apply.

Closing Date: Sunday, 05/05/2019, 11:59 PM EDT

Responsibilities
The Acquisitions/Government Documents Technician performs a wide variety of tasks related to loose-leaf filing, receipt and processing of government documents, basic acquisitions support and general Technical Services and Special Collections Department duties as assigned. Primary tasks of the position include:

  • Filing loose-leaf services according to publishers’ written instructions;
  • Tracking missing or circulating volumes needed for filing;
  • Investigating and solving all filing problems including claims;
  • Receiving and claiming all government depository material;
  • Shelving government documents by Superintendent of Documents Classification System;
  • Supporting the library’s acquisitions work as requested;
  • Retrieving Records and Briefs and transcripts of Oral Arguments;
  • Distributing library material to Library staff, Chambers’ personnel, and Court Offices’ personnel;
  • Assisting the Serials staff with locating materials for binding.

Qualifications
Demonstrated experience with loose-leaf supplementation and filing procedures is required. Demonstrated experience with Superintendent of Documents Classification and Depository Library Systems is also required. One to two years of library work experience is preferred. Familiarity with library acquisitions processes is preferred. Knowledge of Millennium or other automated library system is preferred.

Education
Two or more years of college is required.

Position: Library Technician NF-02
Location: Army Installation Management Command, Fort Myer, VA
Salary: $15 to $18.50 per hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is Installation Wide. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

This position is located at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH)

To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.) for professional and personal references on your resume.

Responsibilities

  • Provides technician support by performing a wide variety of direct services to the public
  • Registers patrons, charges/discharges materials, processes overdues and reserves, assists with interlibrary loans and reserves, shelves library materials, prepares displays, programs activities
  • Answers basic reference questions, and assists customers in locating materials; and/or provides technical services support in a variety of functions: basic/copy cataloging, ordering/receiving/processing and de-acquisitioning of library materials.
  • Assists in maintaining accountability records and in performing shelf inventories.
  • Performs simple maintenance on the library’s automated systems.
  • Incumbent may perform physical exertion such as long periods of standing, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, pushing of loaded trucks; and recurring lifting of heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.

Six Positions: Maryland & Northern Virginia

Position: Branch Manager II
Location: Harford County Public Library, Jarrettsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Oversees and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of an assigned branch designated as a level II due to variety of factors including by not limited to collection size and diversity; number of branch staff, and customer traffic; provides reference information, collection development and reader’s advisory services to the public; oversees, plans, and implements children, young adult and adult programs; acts as liaison between branch staff and Administration; works closely with the Friends of the Library group; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or other Master’s degree in an approved library related curriculum from ALA-accredited institution.
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  • Five years or more of related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on use of computers, databases, of which two years must be in a public library;
  • Three years of supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.

Position: Curator, Maryland & Historical Collections
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The University of Maryland Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives house premier research and teaching collections and pursues its mission in a collaborative, multi-faceted environment. The Curator of Maryland and Historical Collections has curatorial oversight over a rich collection area, which includes archival and manuscript holdings relating to the history and culture of the Maryland region (African-American history; agriculture; business history; the environment; family history and personal papers; cultural history, geography; newspapers; military history; politics and civic activities; women’s history;); printed Marylandia; historic maps and photographs; historic preservation; women’s history and women’s studies collections; and other materials as determined by the collection policy. The Curator has responsibility for building, maintaining, interpreting, and providing access to these collections that support the teaching and research missions of the University and the research community at large. The Curator has principal responsibility for a robust program for collection development, reference services, instruction, outreach and scholarly support. In addition the Curator assists colleagues with collection management activities, which include accessioning, descriptive access, digitization and preservation for materials in the collection area. As a faculty librarian, the Curator exhibits an active service profile and scholarly agenda.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION:
Required
● ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science with an emphasis on formal archival education and training; OR a master’s degree in history, American studies, or other relevant discipline with experience in archives, archival course work, or archival certificate.

EXPERIENCE:
Required
● At least four years of prior work experience at the professional level in an archival repository.
● Proven experience in managing projects from scoping to delivery; ability to set timetables, meet deadlines, manage budgets.
● A thorough understanding of archival principles, practices, and archival processing, including the ability to evaluate materials as to historical value.
● Excellent oral and written communications skills and an ability to work independently and collegially.
● Public service skills, including work experience at a reference desk in an archives or special collections setting.
● Prior experience supervising student assistants, volunteers, and support staff.

Preferences:

EDUCATION:
Preferred
● Advanced degree in American history (in addition to a Master of Library/Information Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited program.)

EXPERIENCE:
● Experience with major outreach initiatives, collection development, and fundraising.
● Experience working with special collections related to one or more of the following subjects: state of Maryland history and culture, women’s history/women’s studies, and/or historic preservation.
● Knowledge of preparation of instructional materials and exhibition planning and installation.
● Experience with digital initiatives and/or digital humanities projects.
● Knowledge of current preservation and conservation practices.
● Knowledge of current trends and research in American history.

Closing Date: 05/12/2019

Position: University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
Location: Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Salisbury University is seeking a creative, dynamic, and flexible team player to join the staff of the SU Libraries as University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. This position plays a key role in building the SU Libraries’ nascent, pedagogically-oriented Special Collections and in expanding the University Archives, the latter of which will be especially important with the University’s upcoming centennial in 2025.  This is a full-time, permanent status track library faculty position expected to begin in August 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible. The position reports to the Director of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture and works closely with the Local History Archivist and the Curator of Exhibits and Engagement.

The Salisbury University Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture.  Both are located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons, which opened in August 2016.  The Libraries also include the Curriculum Resource Center. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty.

Primary Job Duties:  Acquire, manage, arrange, describe, preserve, and provide access to the historical and operational records of the University as well as records documenting student and faculty experiences; process, preserve, and provide access to the SU Libraries’ Special Collections; plan and carry out the digitization of appropriate materials for inclusion in SU’s institutional repository; supervise student workers, interns, and volunteers; work with other staff to create exhibits, conduct outreach, and publicize collections through events and social media; work with classes and researchers; maintain good relations with donors and potential donors; serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally.

 Minimum Qualifications: At the time of appointment, 1) a master’s degree in archives or master’s degree in library science or, alternatively, 2) a graduate degree in any area plus certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists.  One year of experience working in an archives or special collections (may include as an intern, volunteer, or student worker).  Familiarity with EAD, DACS, and other archival standards.  Excellent computer skills, including experience with a collection management system such as ArchivesSpace or PastPerfect.  Physical ability to lift archival boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and to push a loaded cart weighing up to 200 pounds.  Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching students to use archival sources and at least six months of archival processing experience. Experience in providing archival reference as well as supervisory experience.  Demonstrated knowledge of creating and managing digital content.

Applications received by May 15, 2019, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following in order for your application to be complete: 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae or resume; and, 3) the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Jennifer Martin at jmmartin@salisbury.edu .  Please do not send any documents via email.

Position: Digital Collections Technician
Location: Corestaff Services, Museum Facility, Washington D.C. & Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digital Collections Technician at a Museum in Washington, DC, with occasional duties in the facility suburban location of Bowie, MD.  This is a full time position on a five year government contract, with present funding for one year.

Duties and Responsibilities

Processing: Processes digital files for access and preservation, including transcoding files, creating proxies, normalizing born digital and digitally acquired content, organizing files for preservation and following established standards to make digital files accessible in Museum Collections Search.
Inventorying: Ensures all digitized collections are accounted for and inventoried, reconciles issues between analog and digital surrogates, assures proper naming of digitized files, tracks file locations and creates records in proper databases.
Copying: Copies archival material off storage media including disc, flash drive, thumb drive, and optical media among other kinds of carriers to Museum computer network for preservation purposes.
Preservation: Uses a combination of tools provided by the Museum to verify and document file integrity, and normalize born digital and digitally acquired content.
Quality Control: Assures quality and consistency of digitized analog material and born digital content.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience preferred
  • Knowledge of fundamental collections management techniques, principles and theories and their application in tracking, monitoring or reporting
  • Familiarity with digital conversion methods and specifications for access and preservation
  • Interest in digital conversion and preservation practices
  • Interest in cultural heritage, museums or libraries
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with digital conversion workflows, familiarity with processing born digital files, metadata creation and extraction and audio or video editing software.

Additional Information:
This position is located in the Digital Assets Management and Preservation Division (DAMP) of the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD) at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The division is responsible for the growing digital collection comprised of tens of millions of image files, tens of thousands of hours of video and audio media, hundreds of thousands of descriptions of items in our Collection, and several sources of metadata. The division endeavors to provide better user interfaces to support those using the collection via the web and by internal staff, manages or advises on Museum digitization projects, and is responsible for the preservation of all digitized Museum assets. The public face of the work can be seen at http://collections.ushmm.org. The incumbent in this position works under the direction of the Director, DAMP.

The incumbent must be self-directed and self-motivated, able to work in a team environment, highly organized and have a detail-oriented approach to responsibilities. The position addresses digitization processes, quality control of digitization processes, and internal and web access to digitization output. Quality Control processes will include materials having been digitized by the Museum directly or by a vendor. Incumbent has continuing responsibility for performing tasks relating to quality and post-processing of digital images and time based-media, raising issues and problems, and efforts to continuously improve throughput, efficiency, and quality. Activities include processing, color comparisons/correction, cropping, deskewing, inventorying, tracking, copying, preservation, and access using a wide variety of tools to ensure proper and safe processing of files.

Guidelines consist of professionally accepted digital collections management techniques and practices. Incumbent is expected to adhere to established digital collections management practices and procedures as well as generally accepted technical standards.

Incumbent is expected to perform a variety of assignments, ensure technical accuracy at all times, contribute suggestions for improving the various systems currently in use, and report problems affecting work to the responsible staff member.

The incumbent’s work will affect the accuracy, reliability, and acceptability of further work processes, and will facilitate the work of other people, both inside and outside the organization. The incumbent’s work directly affects the physical safekeeping and integrity of the Museum’s digital collections stored both on-site and off-site. In some cases, the digital files represent the only carrier containing the important content and thus are irreplaceable and extremely valuable. Without continued professional care and documentation, these irreplaceable oral testimony interviews will neither be available to the public, accessible for scholarly research now and for future generations

Further Information:

This is a full time contract position with benefits, including ten paid federal holidays, paid vacation and paid sick leave, Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health insurance and 401(k). There is no company sponsored relocation. Corestaff Services is a nationwide professional staffing services firm, specializing in administrative/clerical, information technology, library/museum, records management and human resources placements. Corestaff Services is an Equal Opportunity Employment Employer. People from racial minority groups, veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.

For consideration, send your resume to contracts@corestaff.com

Position: Town Archivist
Location: Town of Garrett Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

SUMMARY: Incorporated in 1898, Garrett Park is a small town located in a sylvan setting next to Rock Creek Park in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Garrett Parkers have easy access to Washington DC by way of the MARC commuter train station located in town and Grosvenor-Strathmore Red Line Metro station approximately 1 mile away. The Town archives is supported by a resident-led Archives Committee.
The Town Archivist works independently in the Penn Place building on the ground floor with easy access to the Town Office located on the third floor. The Archivist will be assisted by and will supervise volunteers. The Archivist reports to the Town Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acquire, authenticate, preserve, organize and catalog public town records and materials donated from private collections
  • Maximize the use of archival software, train and supervise community and student volunteers
  • Organize oral history recordings and their transcription
  • Respond to requests for archival documents
  • Report on the status of the archives to the Garrett Park Archives Committee and Town Manager
  • Grow the existing archival database by promoting interest in continuing contributions to the archives
  • Ensure in-person and online access to the archives, which capture the 125-year-old history, culture and social life of Garrett Park
  • Support the Town Office on government records and retention management

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Volunteers

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate will have experience performing archival records management in small communities or non-profit organizations and at least a Bachelor’s degree, coursework, or certification in archival science. Experience cataloging government records and giving presentations based on archival documents to community and student groups is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Work independently and take decisive action
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience using PastPerfect, Omeka, or other archival software and websites is a plus
  • Ability to set and follow through on short- and long-term goals for the archive

Interested applicants please send a one-page cover letter and resume to managerandrea@garrettparkmd.gov

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service (USDA), Beltsville, MD
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS

Summary
This position is located in the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Knowledge Services Division, Scientific Data Engineering Branch in Beltsville, MD. This position serves as the Branch Chief and as the senior NAL Technology Advisor with administrative and management responsibilities for policy making, planning, directing, and evaluating program technical requirements for NAL’s data products and services.

Responsibilities
Performs strategic planning and long-range projections/planning; establishes policies, programs, plans and budgets for the Division and Branch.
Assesses and develops technical operations and maintenance of capacity for NAL data products; reviews appropriate methods to modernize the information technology infrastructure.
Serves as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for contracts related to the Knowledge Services Division’s applications.
Provides technical and administrative supervision as a first level supervisor by making selections for positions, assigning duties, reviewing work, identifying training requirements, and preparing performance evaluations.
Works with internal and external stakeholders to conceptualize integrated and advanced information services and systems to support scientific discovery within the agricultural community.

 

 

 

Twelve Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Senior Research Librarian
Location: O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Jobline.

We have an immediate need for a Senior Research Librarian in our Washington DC office. The primary function of this position is to provide research support for attorneys, paralegals and members of support departments both in support of our clients and firm administrative functions.  This includes locating information and documents from publicly available sources, internal information sources and subscription services at the request of attorneys or staff.   Under the direction of the Library Manager, this position will be responsible for handling requests from the DC office as well as requests that are submitted to the virtual research system from other offices.  The position will handle standard research requests, including ready reference requests, monitoring and providing information alerts to attorneys and staff, expert witness research, docket and case research and analytics research.  In addition, this position will be responsible for handling local technical services functions, such as processing invoices, receiving new items and library maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of the Library Manager, the following functions will be performed:

  • Perform ready reference research at the request of attorneys or staff
  • Using various electronic or print resources, respond to research requests from DC attorneys and staff as well as requests submitted from all other offices to the virtual research system.
  • Monitor various legal, industry, client or subject topics to provide attorneys and staff with current developments and activities.
  • Provide alerts on various legal, industry, client or subject topics to patrons.
  • Assist Electronic Services staff with password and access management for electronic resources.
  • Work with the Electronic Services staff and other librarians to test and evaluate new electronic products
  • Work with Library team to develop and implement innovative services
  • Work with attorneys and staff to train them on electronic resources and to support them in the use of electronic resources
  • Work with the Electronic Services staff and other librarians in developing training or marketing material for Library resources
  • Handle local technical services functions, including receiving new items, processing invoices and maintaining the Library.
  • Provide interlibrary loan support for the office

 Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Masters Degree in Library Science or related degree is required.
  • Four years research experience in a legal environment is preferred
  • Experience with standard legal resources, such as Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, WK Cheetah, Pacer and other related subscription services
  • Demonstrated experience with databases, software applications and integrated library systems.
  • Ability to work under time constraints and in a high-pressure environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Keen interest in technology and innovation.
  • Strong organization skills, adept at multi-tasking and prioritization.
  • Service-oriented, team player, with initiative and problem-solving abilities.

For more information, or to be considered for this position, please apply online at  https://www.omm.com/careers.

Response will be given to candidates who closely meet our qualifications. EOE M/F/D/V. No direct phone or email inquiries, please.

Position: Senior Research Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Jobline.

LAC Group is seeking a full-time Senior Research Librarian to work for a law firm in Washington DC. The librarian will conduct domestic and international legal, non-legal, corporate, due diligence and business development research. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced legal researcher.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform complex legal and non-legal research using online and print resources
  • Assist attorneys and staff with research queries/strategy and current awareness monitoring using effective research techniques; Promote the best use of research tools to lawyers and other researchers.
  • Conduct  library orientation for all legal staff and new administrative hires
  • Assist with the library’s integrated library system, intranet pages, and other products and systems used to deliver information and services
  • Assist with budget analysis and cost efficiency
  • Assist with projects to increase the accessibility and utilization of research resources

REQUIREMENTS

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • 4+ years’  experience in a research role in a law firm library
  • Experience performing legal, corporate, business, competitive intelligence and due diligence research
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, SharePoint, and standard online research resources including, but not limited to Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, CCH Cheetah, Hoovers. Experience with Restricted Party Screening databases (e.g. Amber Road) preferred
  • General knowledge of tax, employee benefits, international law and business, complex litigation, and government affairs resources preferred
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources, and apply critical and creative thinking to develop solutions to complex problems
  • Demonstrated proficiency with library-relevant information technology applications, including integrated library systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Position: Law Library Project Manager
Location: ZAI, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

ZAI is seeking Law Library Project Manager with strong law library experience to provide administrative oversight and staff supervision. Candidates must have at least two years’ experience working in a law library with over 500,000 volumes, and have experience utilizing the Voyager Integrated Library System. Must have demonstrated the ability to manage collection maintenance operations in a law library, and shall have demonstrated project-based supervisory skills, including training employees and reviewing the work of others, of at least one year.

Experience with the following:

  • Managing library accessioning, acquisitions, collection maintenance, preservation, and inventory services.
  • Candidates must have experience reviewing the work of others,
  • Working knowledge of maintenance, circulation and retrieval issues related to legal serials and monographs published in various foreign languages.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have foreign language proficiency, such as Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Russian, Spanish, or Vietnamese, and the ability to use romanization tables.
  • Experience in report writing and data analysis
  • Please include total number of staff you have supervised

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: ZAI, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

ZAI is seeking a Web Services Librarian with at least three to five years of experience managing and developing library web sites. Candidates must be knowledgeable with web applications and standards. Preference will be given to candidates experience in life cycle development and customer interactions. Must possess an MLS from an ALA accredited school, or demonstrate related experience supporting information services web site. Seeking candidates with experience integrating library information resources and services.

  • Coordinates the Library’s web presence, working collaboratively with other staff.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of the Drupal-based Library website, as well as its integration with other services like Libguides, the library catalog and the delivery of special collections finding aids.
  • Takes a leadership role in developing digital projects and services that serve the agency community, particularly in the realm of digital objects publication and management.
  • Ability to maintain the library website.
  • Coordinates and implements requirements of Library Network teams for web content and services.
  • Manage web content, conducts usability studies, collaborates with library staff and assists them with the development of new web content, and assists with the creation and oversight of web policies and standards.
  • Proficiency with coding such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Knowledge of Web accessibility standards and user-centered design principles.
  • Working knowledge of usability testing and other ways to evaluate web services.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and ability to write concisely and effectively for the web.

Position: Library Director
Location: ZAI, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

ZAI has a need for Library Director at a project located in Washington, DC. This is a working supervisory position. The Library Director will supervise ZAI personnel and work on assigned tasks as needed. The Library Director will have full authority to act for ZAI in the performance of the required library work and services. Preferred experience with research with legal, congressional, legislative history, regulatory research.

Required Skill Sets:

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum one (1) year of supervisory experience
  • Minimum (1) year of professional cataloging experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of work experience in technical services operations, library setting
  • Preferred experience with legal, legislative history, congressional, and regulatory research
  • Experience with front desk support, reference, reference development, collection maintenance and management, acquisitions
  • Experience with outreach, marketing , and developing new reference services
  • Work experience with U.S. Federal document collections
  • Strong skill/experience using an Integrated Library System (ILS), preferably OCLC WMS
  • Experience managing or supervising library/information operations
  • Experience working with Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline or CLEAR Investigative database software
  • Experience with principles of authority control, including selecting and applying controlled vocabularies to local collections
  • Experience in and/or practical working knowledge of library automation, personal computers (PC), and simple PC troubleshooting techniques.
  • Experience using WORD, Excel, or other PC applications
  • Other Assignments

Position: Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian
Location: American University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

This position provides leadership, management and technical expertise for the library’s growing collection of electronic and print serial resources. This position leads and manages the Electronic Resources and Serials Unit which is responsible for managing the lifecycle of the Library’s collection of electronic resources and continuations including acquiring, renewing, licensing, preserving, budgeting, activates access via the Library’s Alma/Primo and related systems. Manages the library’s serials funds of approximately $5.7 million. Manages and maintains systems required for the uninterrupted access to these electronic resources to the university community. This position supervises and provides leadership to 3 FTE who provide support in fulfilling these responsibilities.

Work Environment

  • Travel limited to attending conferences if library travel budget is available
  • Leads and supervises the Electronic Resources Unit of 3 FTE
  • Provides strategic planning for unit activities, initiates and coordinates projects and unit priorities
  • Responsible for supervisory personnel activities including hiring, training, coaching, and performance evaluation

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35-Exempt
  • Project Leader/Advisor B

Salary Range: $65,884 – $73,328

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree, ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of Alma, Primo, EZProxy, SUSHI, EDI, OpenURL/z39.50
  • Demonstrated interest and ability for professional activities including conference attendance, presentations, and maintaining current understanding of trends and research in the area of electronic resource management
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, problem-solving, organization, and analytical skills
  • Aptitude for detail-oriented work; ability to collect, analyze, manipulate, and provide meaningful interpretation of data using relational databases, spreadsheet and other tools
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Knowledgeable about the legal framework within which libraries operate

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 4-6 years of relevant experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check

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Position: Technical Services/Research Law Librarian
Location: CIA Office of General Counsel, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

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

Qualifications:

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search technologies and concrete, advanced information retrieval techniques
  • Experienced user of Lexis, Westlaw, and other common legal information platforms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the traditional legal research method
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles, practices, and systems
  • Enthusiastic commitment to customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Flexibility and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a librarian in a large law firm
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE:

  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Position: Japanese Language Cataloger
Location: LAC Group, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking an experienced Japanese Language Cataloger for a major Federal library in the DC area. The cataloger will provide original and copy cataloging in addition to providing support on various physical processing of library items. The candidate must be familiar with AACR2, RDA, and MARC21 formats as they pertain to monographs, serials, and A/V.  This role requires the ability to work at a quick pace and with close attention to detail.This is a 1-year term, full-time or part-time position, with benefits. Work must be performed on-site during business hours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform original (including complex) and copy cataloging of Japanese language materials to facilitate their identification, access, and use
  • Interpret and apply Library of Congress subject headings, the Dewey Decimal System, the AACR2, RDA, and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) manuals in cataloging and classifying library materials
  • Maintain authority records and perform needed authority work in the database
  • Consult with libraries in order to resolve cataloging and database problems, report trends in bibliographic services, answer questions, transmit information, and discuss options for handling library materials
  • Provide inventory support
  • Develop and deliver training programs to member library staff and others
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with internal staff, staff from member libraries, and other relevant community leaders
  • Keep records of inquiries, complaints, and comments as well as actions that  are taken for members
  • Provide accurate and timely information in a language and format that is easily understood by members and colleagues
  • Perform database maintenance for bibliographic and authority records
  • Loads MARC record files for member libraries and communicates necessary changes
  • Maintain the integrity of the integrated library system through authority file control

Qualifications:

  • MLS is not required but is preferred
  • Must have 3 years of cataloging experience
  • Ability to catalog in English and Japanese a must. Ability to catalog in other foreign languages, particularly East Asian languages, is a plus
  • Must be proficient in the Japanese language; Native Japanese highly preferred
  • Experience in cataloging art and scientific materials are preferred
  • Must have experience using the RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and MARC 21 cataloging standards
    • Minimal training is available
  • Must be able to physically process library material: create and affix spine labels
  • Able to pass a background check

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $37,955 to $49,338 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Middle East and South Asia Section, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control. A foreign language may be required for this position depending on the geographical area for which functions are being performed.

Responsibilities
The position description number for this position is 128316.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Follows well-established procedures and specific instructions from the supervisor, and uses a variety of interrelated steps and procedures, to order and process different types of library materials from different acquisition sources.

Performs rudimentary searches of reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases.

Receives, inspects, and processes library material in all formats received from all sources (governmental, exchange, gift, purchase). Learns to prepare acquisition acknowledgment letters. Assists in determining material that needs to be claimed and learns to issue appropriate claims to suppliers. Learns to process cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records.

Records receipts for specific types of serials, such as inkprint periodicals, on the appropriate entry in online or manual files. Learns to check in serials in other formats (e.g., bound volumes, microforms, CDROMs).

Open, sorts, and processes incoming mail, including regular, registered, certified and freight mail. Stamps materials with the appropriate acquisition stamp and date. Promptly forwards misrouted mail to its correct destination. Assures prompt delivery of time-sensitive mail. Maintains supplies and performs basic equipment maintenance.

Shelflists materials under close supervision, using standard tools and according to established procedures. Consults the shelflist or the appropriate classification schedule to verify whether the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Completes the subclassification, and establishes the elements of the location symbol to the point at which the call number for each item is unique or places it in conflict with neighboring items. Corrects or updates bibliographic data when needed.

Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Updates and inputs data and records based on annotations prepared by senior staff. Adds copies to the database, transcribes the correct call number in the item, adds holdings to the file, and assigns copies to the reference or custodial collections.

Receives training in content designation for newly created and updated bibliographic records. With the assistance of a designated trainer, learns to perform database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Also works with a trainer to learn to create and revise bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Refers problems and items needing authority work
to senior staff.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Using large bibliographic databases, receives and sorts materials into bound and unbound categories. Checks in materials. Prepares materials for digital conversion or binding. Attaches call numbers. Disposes of items not considered useful for library programs.

Organizes data into a catalog record as prescribed by the appropriate rules for varying levels of cataloging and inputs the data online. Inputs data, such as completed call number and the technician’s charge online. Proofs records to ensure the correct tag sequence order.

Performs routine searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data in support of various library functions for acquisitions and cataloging.

Efficiently searches specialized online databases, such as library-related databases including LC/ILS, ISSN, and OCLC to locate records for material in hand.

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.

  • Proficiency in a Turkic language, such as Azerbaijani or another language of Central Asia, as well as English.**
  • Ability to use computerized search tools, databases, an Integrated Library System (ILS), or other computer applications.**
  • Knowledge of library acquisitions and/or cataloging rules, practices and procedures.
  • Ability to perform library functions that support the unit or section.
  • Ability to plan and organize work assignments and set priorities in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate in writing in English in a clear, concise and organized manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian (Law)
Location: Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is part of the Office of Facilities and Administrative Services, Office of the Secretary of Interior. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing and maintaining the Library’s legal and legislative collection (inventorying existing collection, requesting new editions and updates, etc.) to ensure that the most current information is available.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees and maintains the Library’s legal and legislative collection (inventorying existing collection, requesting new editions and updates, etc.) to ensure that the most current information is available.
  • Keeps abreast of the Interior Department’s legal and legislative initiatives to ensure that the Library’s law collection and services meet agency needs.
  • Evaluates and selects new materials to be acquired for the Library’s collection, based on special knowledge of legal focus of the Department and its bureaus, agencies, and offices.
  • Serves as the legal and legislative research liaison for the Interior Department’s Solicitor’s Office meeting the reference needs of attorneys, paralegals, and other Solicitor’s office staff.
  • Produces and distributes to Departmental staff the Library’s bimonthly “Law Update”, highlighting major law review articles, federal and state court cases, and Presidential documents.
  • Teaches training courses for Library patrons to assist them on the use of the
  • Library’s legal and legislative print and electronic collections.
  • Participates in the regularly scheduled staffing of the Library’s Reference Desk, answering patron questions and requests from Interior Department staff, federal agency employees, and the general public.
  • Plans and sets up new exhibits highlighting the Department of the Interior and materials in the Library collection in the Library’s front entrance display cases.

Position: Librarian (Research Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $69,581 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Research & Library Services Section of the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division. The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including defense management and budget; defense policy and arms control; foreign policy and global issues; international trade and finance; the Middle East and Africa; and Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Responsibilities
This Research Librarian position will provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on Foreign Affairs.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with public speaking in an instructional capacity is desired.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing non-partisan, authoritative, timely, 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 legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Analyzes and solves research problems within designated issue areas, often under deadlines. Factors that affect the complexity of these problems include novelty, the difficulty in locating authoritative information, and the specialized nature of the issue area.

Conducts research projects for congressional and internal clients that often require substantial knowledge of public policy issues and specialized resources. Identifies, proposes, develops, and executes specialized research projects for clients. Collaborates and consults with internal and external subject specialists to develop and improve the projects. Uses specialized knowledge to negotiate with clients on the substance of research projects, which may include developing an array of different options and facilitating decisions related to sources, methodology, and form of a final product. Executes research methodologies and, in consultation with internal and external stakeholders, revises those methodologies as needed.

Designs and writes products describing the findings of specialized research projects and that may include abstracts, methodological descriptions, summaries, and tables. Authors or co-authors, in collaboration with analysts/attorneys and librarians, timely requested or anticipatory products. Uses and provides peer review of products. Updates own and others’ products. Works within a multi-level review process to ensure accuracy, appropriate scope, adherence to organizational policies and values, and responsiveness of all products. Delivers products to clients in writing, by phone, and in person.

Develops and maintains knowledge of the content in, and methods for accessing the content of, general and specialized research resources. Identifies, tests, and evaluates general and specialized research resources; performs market analyses on competing resources; recommends research resources for purchase or renewal; promotes the use of research resources by congressional and internal clients; and provides training and instruction to congressional and internal clients on research resources, including on relevant applications, features, and value in relation to other available resources.

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

  • Ability to apply knowledge of research resources in foreign affairs**
  • Ability to conduct information research**
  • Ability to communicate in writing**
  • Ability to utilize information technology**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others
  • Ability to focus on the client
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Candidates for this position may also be required to complete a writing/editing assignment.

Position: Visual Information Specialist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $69,581 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.

The position description number for this position is 381677.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities
The incumbent serves as a Visual Information Specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress, and develops a variety of data visualization products to accompany foreign, comparative, and international law reports prepared by the Directorate, often requiring originality, creativity, critical thinking, attention to detail, and an awareness of audience and functionality to effectively address the information objectives. Applying thorough knowledge of visualization principles and design concepts, the employee designs and develops diverse visualization materials of moderate complexity, and assists with product template redesign. Advises on the technical advantages and limitations of various formats, styles, media, and methods of presentation, recommending those that most effectively address the information objectives without compromising accuracy and authoritativeness. Attends interdivisional and inter-office meetings to assist in promoting the visualization services of the Directorate. Participates in the development of graphics-related performance criteria and systems and customer support requirements to ensure client needs are addressed by the publication system.

Applying thorough knowledge of visualization principles and graphic design concepts, the employee conceptualizes, designs, and develops professional and effective visualization products of moderate complexity, integrating, as appropriate, maps, graphs, tables, images, and text across various software platforms. Translates abstract, novel, and/or multi-theme legal subject matter into visualization tools of moderate complexity for a broad range of authors and other Law Library employees seeking to enhance clients’ understanding of essential information in written products and at briefings and educational seminars.

Uses applicable software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator and other Adobe Creative Suite apps; Microsoft Office including advanced Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; and GIS software such as ArcGIS) to develop and edit visualization products and materials. Reformats graphics created from various software applications (e.g., graphics created from data in spreadsheets, and maps created using mapping software) into appropriate formats in print, Web PDF, and HTML versions of Law Library reports and other publications. Edits, manipulates, and retouches visual information; modifies font type specifications; and decides on the size, style, color, and placement of infographics relative to the text to enhance the presentation of information, being mindful of general Library of Congress design specifications.

Provides visual design support to Law Library editors and other staff involved in enhancing the graphical components of Law Library products. Develops and revises templates and designs layouts for a variety of print and digital products of moderate complexity, such as Law Library reports, memos, letters, brochures, pamphlets, posters, and conference and event materials. Designs web and information graphics of moderate complexity such as icons, charts, diagrams, maps, and illustrations.

Assists in the planning, design, development, and implementation of visual support for projects. Serves as a resource for authors and technical staff to explain illustrative design software capabilities and limitations, and to help ensure a common understanding of project requirements.

Seeks guidance from other Directorate staff in responding to requests for which new approaches may be warranted to create professional and effective visualization materials that meet the objectives of incoming requests. Trains and/or shares information with Law Library staff related to graphic design techniques in which the incumbent is particularly adept.

The Incumbent coordinates with Law Library staff to develop and plan visual information-based products (e.g., infographics, interactive maps, static maps, charts, tables, and related products) and provides guidance and advice to develop technical solutions to enhance current and plan future products. Consults with subject-matter experts, managers, authors, editors, and other Law Library staff to determine the visual requirements of projects; performs original and systematic research; and advises on the technical advantages and limitations of various formats, styles, media, and methods of reproduction, recommending those that most effectively address the information objectives of the project.

The incumbent recommends processes and procedures to ensure effective configuration management, and may assist with implementation. Consults with internal clients and coordinates with information technology (IT) staff and/or visual information and geospatial information systems staff to resolve integration or configuration-related issues of moderate complexity that affect the delivery of Law Library products containing visualization components.

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

  • Ability to use graphic design and data visualization software systems.**
  • Ability to attend to detail in performing professional graphic design and data visualization assignments.**
  • Ability to plan, design, develop, and execute graphic design and data visualization projects.**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.