Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Nutrition)
Location: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, NAL’s Information Products Division. Information & Customer Services Branch, and Nutrition & Food Safety Program in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent supports program development, content management for websites, support knowledge base of trends in nutrition resources and literature, conduct outreach and communications, and provide services.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with NAL functional programs, including identification, analysis, publication, outreach and document delivery of pertinent materials, as well as reference, research, website management, and information retrieval
  • Maintain statistics; forecasts usage patterns and identifies potential areas of growing demand.
  • Provide nutrition information services to local, state, and Federal officials; representatives of Congress, consumers, scientists, educators, school food services personnel, researchers, health care professionals and international users.
  • Participate in the development and management of the library collection in the specialized fields relating to food and human nutrition.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and projected developments in food and nutrition.
  • Manage reference services for the food and nutrition program, including the use of online reference systems such as Ref Tracker or other systems.
  • Support the enhancement of the Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection (HDGDC) by conducting searches through library collections and/or contact partner agencies to obtain new resources for the HDGDC.

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

Position: Librarian for Outreach & Marketing
Location: Towson University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position
Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Librarian for Outreach & Marketing. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in Fall 2021.

Responsibilities
The Librarian for Outreach & Marketing will lead the design, implementation, and assessment of library’s marketing and outreach initiatives including events and exhibits. Develops, communicates and collaborates with departments and units across campus focusing on marketing and outreach of library programs, resources and services. In addition to supervising and mentoring participants in the library’s student leadership institute program, they will continually develop, assess, and manage the program to meet the needs of the library and fulfill the program’s experiential learning mission. The Librarian for Outreach & Marketing will also serves as a research and instruction librarian and as liaison and subject specialist to assigned department and related disciplines.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Qualifications
Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; background in event planning or project management; familiarity with mentorship and student success; and a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Experience with or course work related to information literacy instruction preferred. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Application Process
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3423.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Position: Head of Technical Services & E-Resources Librarian
Location: McDaniel College

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Reporting to the Director, the librarian is responsible for providing leadership for technical services and electronic resources management. This librarian manages the technical service areas of the library. Responsibilities include Acquisitions, Serials, Cataloging, and Government Documents. Responsible for maintenance of the Integrated Library System in coordination with the Carroll Library Partnership. Maintains the library website, discovery service, proxy, and related systems. Responsible for the development of electronic resources appropriate to the current and evolving curriculum needs of McDaniel College. Supervises three full-time staff and indirectly supervises student assistants. Participates with other librarians in providing reference, instruction, supporting collection development, and liaison services to assigned departments.

Occasional evening and weekend hours required.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the Technical Services department.
  • Provides leadership in collection development.
  • Performs system administration duties for the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Maintains the library website, discovery service, proxy, and related systems.
  • Provides reference services.
  • Provides instruction on the use and interpretation of information resources.
  • Participates in library collection development.
  • Participates in professional organizations and takes part in College academic activities.
  • Participates as a member of the leadership team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science.
  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience in library technical services.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills and technological expertise.
  • Experience with web development platforms, CSS, and SQL.
  • Experience with DDC, LCSH, OCLC and MARC21 formats for bibliographic holdings and authority control, and with Integrated Library Systems.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in e-resources management and assessment.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a strongly collaborative environment and fit into the cross-functional nature and close knit community at a small liberal arts college.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and commitments in an effective and timely manner.
  • Ability to successfully lead and complete a wide scope of projects. Demonstrated commitment to the use of new information technologies.
  • Commitment to professional development and service excellence.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to provide well-reasoned analysis using appropriate research and data resources; developing reports to support conclusions; and aptitude for detailed work.
  • Experience developing and delivering curriculum integrated information literacy instruction and providing research assistance in an academic library.

Position: Cataloging & Metadata Librarian
Location: Community College of Baltimore County

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Responsible for providing bibliographic access and control through management of cataloging and metadata operations for the CCBC multi-campus library system. The librarian will lead planning, evaluation and implementation of metadata and cataloging policies, standards, procedures and workflows.

CLASS SPECIFIC ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Responsible for making the CCBC Libraries’ collections accessible through the description and intellectual organization of the collections, following current standards and practice of cataloging and metadata.
The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian in collaboration with the Collections Librarian is also responsible for the development, management, and administration of the Community College of Baltimore County College Archives.
Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

POSITION SPECIFIC ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Coordinate review, manipulation and batch loading of metadata for books, ebooks, streaming media, and other digital objects into the integrated library system (SIERRA)
  • Provide original and copy-cataloging for a variety of materials in various formats in a contemporary MARC-based environment according to local and national standards.
  • Maintain high quality cataloging and contributions to national databases by staying current with national and international cataloging standards, metadata strategies, emergent developments and trends in librarianship.
  • Integrate an understanding of diverse populations and communities into cataloging and metadata policies and practices.
  • Participate in library instruction program, provide in-person/Chat reference service to library users, and contributes to the development of the library collections.
  • Maintain professional awareness and growth through participation in professional organizations and continuing education activities.
  • Participate in the selection of resources for the library.
  • Serve on the library management team and library committees to develop policies and procedures.
  • Participate in college-wide committees and activities.
  • Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution. Five (5) years of cataloging experience. A minimum of two (2) years of cataloging or related experience in an academic institution’s library preferred. Demonstrated experience using cataloging tools, such as OCLC Connexion, OCLC Record Manager, and MarcEdit to perform original and copy cataloging with an integrated library system.

For best consideration please apply by June 15, 2021.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Digital Project Coordinator
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Culpeper, Recorded Sound Section, Motion Pic, Broadcasting&Recorded Sound, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 405456.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The Digital Project Coordinator liaises with the library profession and information technology industry, Digital Services Directorate (DSD) and various working groups throughout the Library involved in digital technologies and automated systems as they relate to reference and access. In coordination with division experts, plans and manages a wide variety of projects for service and access of the Library’s digital media holdings. These collections center largely on sound/audio and/or moving image content and materials, but may also include multimedia forms of expression including text, graphic, manuscript, and mixed media to include web content. Projects may involve one or more of the analog and digital material collections and are intended to establish and/or enhance standards for creating and maintaining digital reference services and outreach in a collaborative Internet-based environment.

Utilizes knowledge of the major issues, program goals and objectives to coordinate and recommend digital projects. Adapts analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to the measurement and improvement of digital program effectiveness and productivity.

Within the parameters established by the supervisor organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects and recommends ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency of digital work operations. Provides input for the direction and shape of the character and nature of projects. Monitors and makes recommendations concerning the project from conception through development, production, and introduction to the intended audience. Coordinates and directs the work of others for specific tasks as necessary for the completion of product development, marketing projects, public programs, or other events.

Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures. Assists in managing various functions working under competing demands and deadlines. May serve on committees and other groups involved in investigating new technologies and their possible application to library programs.

As directed by the supervisor, develops programs of information resources. Develops, coordinates or serves as project manager for courses of action and methods needed to support, design, and implement projects, interpretive or advisory, in his/her subject specialization. Participates in preparation of documentation necessary for the needs of the digital project programs.

Prepares reports and documentation of assigned projects and division digital work. Assures all digital activities and plans for assigned project(s) conform to (or enhance) current division and Library practices and that they make optimum use of scarce resources and staff expertise.

Collaborates on digital projects related to recorded sound and/or moving image. As directed, works with individuals internal and external to the organization to meet project goals. Serves as a primary NAVCC liaison on assigned projects.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with staff throughout the Library, project partners and contractors in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge. Explains information to groups and individuals with varying levels of understanding or knowledge of subjects. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

In consultation with the supervisor, researches, identifies and resolves moderately difficult program issues or problems impacting program initiatives in major agency organizational components. Identifies and makes recommendations for, and coordinates resolutions and improvements related to more challenging agency programs, services, or products.

Position: Research & Knowledge Supervisor
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Supervisor to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Supervisor will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supervises the daily activities of the Washington, DC office R&KS professional staff both in the office and remotely.
  • Provides cost effective research services using databases, print sources, and outside sources.
  • Contributes to development and organization of research materials in the R&KS department.
  • Evaluates new and updated versions of online and print information resources.
  • Perfects research skills using online and print sources, incorporating new technology.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Monitors requests during off hours and coordinates with professional staff in all offices to complete pending requests.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Educates attorneys and professional staff about R&KS department services.
  • Conducts department orientation for new and lateral attorneys.
  • Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to select, maintain and update content for practice area websites.
  • Keeps attorneys aware of new developments in their practice areas.
  • Coordinates the payment of invoices for products and services for the Washington, DC R&KS operations. Assists Manager in developing and monitoring the department budget.
  • Ensures current knowledge of Firm policies and practices for professional staff, current knowledge of industry trends, and continued professional development for professional staff.
  • Ensures appropriate professional staffing levels for R&KS department. Participates in the interviewing, selection and training process for department professional staff on industry-specific and department processes.
  • Recommends and implements changes and improvements in methods and procedures for higher level management.
  • Monitors professional staff time, attendance, and expense reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with Firm policies.
  • Recommends and participates in disciplinary procedures in collaboration with the department Manager and Human Resources.
  • Effectively utilizes the Firm’s performance management process to communicate performance expectations, monitor performance, coach employees, and manage unsatisfactory performance.
  • Effectively addresses and resolves work-related problems and/or conflicts that arise among the department professional staff.
  • Communicates departmental guidelines and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Current knowledge of research and KM best practices, trends and techniques.
  • Thorough understanding of legal, business and related information sources.
  • Expertise using online research systems including: Deal Point Data, Securities Mosaic, ThomsonOne, LexisNexis, Westlaw Edge, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, Intelligize, Fastcase, PLI, etc.
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems.
  • Proven ability to use web page authoring tools.
  • Ability to effectively supervise others and employ coaching and problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to administer Firm policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education

Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of six years related experience in a legal or corporate information center with a minimum of two years supervisory or leadership experience.
Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories). For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.

Position: Business & Finance Law Librarian
Location: The George Washington University Law School

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown DC neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.

The Law School’s Jacob Burns Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library .

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its Business & Finance Law Librarian position to begin as early as August 1, 2021. The librarian in this position supports reference services offered by the Public Services Division of the Law Library.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons
  • Performs regular reference desk duties and provides backup reference desk assistance (including weekends and/or evenings), as needed
  • Assists patrons in locating and using a variety of print and online information resources
  • Participates in liaison services, which includes providing research and library-oriented curriculum support to faculty, students, and staff of the GW Law Business and Finance Law Program, Business & Finance Law Review, and other Law School organizations; alerting liaison faculty to current developments in areas of interest through selective dissemination of information; and assisting students participating in co-curricular activities
  • Prepares and delivers research lectures for law students and other groups
  • Drafts, revises, and contributes to research guides, bibliographies, instructional recordings, and other specialized finding aids and publications
  • Maintains expertise in both general law and domestic business and finance law research techniques and resources through attendance at professional conferences, continuing legal education programs, and independent study
  • Participates in collection development activities relating to domestic business and finance law, which includes selecting new materials, monitoring acquisitions budget and expenditures, reviewing gifts, and periodically reviewing the collection for currency, withdrawal, or relocation of materials
  • Plans and mounts library exhibits
  • Conducts library orientations and tours as necessary
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the head of reference

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment; and
JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in providing general legal reference assistance, including working with business and finance law materials or the ability and intention to develop expertise in these areas, that demonstrates a proficiency with print and online legal resources
  • Reference experience in a law library environment
  • Demonstrated superior customer service skills
  • Writing skills and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to convey information clearly and accurately with customers, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated attentiveness to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/83621 and upload a resume and cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin July 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

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

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

Position: Head of Academic Technology Services
Location: The George Washington University Law School

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown DC neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.

The Law School’s Jacob Burns Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library .

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its Head of Academic Technology Services position to begin as early as August 1, 2021. The librarian in this position has primary oversight for the Office of Academic Technology Services. This position leads the development and delivery of services supporting the curation and use of the library’s growing electronic resources collection, the integration of library resources into the curriculum, the use of scholarly communication technologies and services, and the undertaking of digital initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees, coordinates, and/or performs activities of the Office of Academic Technology Services which includes coordination of workflow, training and evaluation of staff, and oversight of personnel issues
  • Oversees the integration of library resources and academic technologies including technology competencies into the curriculum and learning spaces; participates in identifying, implementing, and supporting technology-driven solutions and strategies to enhance the Law School’s teaching and learning experience; stays abreast of technology-focused learning trends and best practices in law schools including technology-related pedagogy as well as technologies used in law practice; develops library-focused reusable learning objects and modules for course site development
  • Provides vision and expertise to develop and maintain the electronic resource collection; leads interdepartmental library efforts to select, implement, maintain, and provide access to electronic resources, including collaboration with Burns Law Library colleagues and GWU campus libraries, coordinating work with vendors and publishers, creating user awareness of the collection, coordinating and improving access to the collection, and gathering usage data
  • Leads review of electronic resource licenses, manages license compliance issues, and evaluates resource usage-based feedback, web analytics, and vendor-supplied statistics
  • Manages methods of user authentication for access to electronic resources, e.g., IP authentication, SSO, username/password including proxy server configuration and troubleshooting; collaborates with colleagues on content and technical matters related to access; troubleshoots access issues and provides end-user support
  • Gathers, analyzes, and formats usage data from the proxy server and vendor/publisher-supplied data for library reporting and decision-making; coordinates access to usage data for the head of cataloguing and metadata to generate analytics reports
  • Serves as liaison for Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw online research services account managers and student representatives, coordinates their activities at the law school, performs password management for these research systems and communicates developments regarding these services with library colleagues and law school offices
  • Coordinates department activities to identify, develop, and promote strategic scholarly communication services and programs; provides outreach, education, and training; identifies and implements best practices in documenting and strengthening access to the Law School’s intellectual output; provides vision and expertise on scholarly visibility and impact and online identity management; oversight of the online repository process for Law School scholarship and archives including data entry; supports staff, student, and faculty posting to content management systems such as CampusPress and open-access scholarship-sharing networks (SSRN) and digital commons (BePress)
  • Oversees library’s digital initiatives such as digital content creation, online exhibits, and web publishing; oversees content sharing via the library website, LibGuides, and the law school portal; ensures search engine optimization, accessibility, and security compliance for all library managed online platforms
  • Coordinates department efforts to identify, implement, and support web-based and digital marketing strategies and services; provides guidance to faculty, staff, and students on using content management systems managed by the library such as Drupal, Springshare, CampusPress, social media, and digital signage; provides guidance on system functionalities and use of graphics and formatting; performs content editing
  • Monitors the Library’s ticketing systems and responds to user inquiries
  • Drafts and implements procedures and practices
  • Creates and contributes to research guides, bibliographies, instructional recordings, and other finding aids and publications
  • May participate in reference and research services, including reference desk duties and the faculty liaison program
  • Participates on library, university, and consortia committees
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the assistant director for information services

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment
JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment, and
Minimum of three years of post-graduate degree experience working in law libraries, including a demonstrable history of supervisory duties or potential for rapid growth into supervisory duties

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of pedagogical trends employed by law schools, learning management systems, digital objects, and digital content creation
  • Experience with scholarship repositories, scholarly impact metrics, content management systems, desktop publishing software, search engine optimization and web analytics tools, and knowledge of online publishing standards
  • Experience with web design and proficiency with web authoring software, including experience with emerging technologies and use of browser plug-ins and applications.
  • Experience with SaaS; online product technology/setup, including proxy server functionality and authentication protocol; web browser and operating system configuration; web design (HTML, CSS, Javascript); and content management system administration
  • Experience with ExLibris Alma electronic resource management and AlmaAnalytics
  • Demonstrated basic or general knowledge and understanding of trends relevant to any of the areas of the department
  • Demonstrated ability to promote teamwork and collaboration with the goal of fostering an efficient and positive service role for the library; to form a strong rapport with colleagues, law faculty, and law students
  • Experience in providing general legal reference assistance
  • Reference experience in a law library environment
  • Demonstrated superior customer service skills
  • Writing skills and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to convey information clearly and accurately with customers, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated attentiveness to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/83604 and upload a resume and cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin July 9, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

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

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

Position: Chief, Literary Initiatives
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $144,128 to $172,500

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Literary Initiatives Office, Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement Directorate, Office of the Librarian.
The position description number for this position is 412321.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The Chief, Literary Initiatives (CLI) is responsible for continuing and building upon the design and production of an imaginative, socially relevant, thought-provoking portfolio of accessible literary programs that engage diverse public audiences in active dialogue, builds a literary community, and cultivates connections between literary programs and the Library’s collections, services and experts of the Library of Congress. The CLI serves as the Library’s literary expert providing guidance and inviting authors for programming to retain and attract new audiences to the Library. In accordance with Library policies, develops strategies for handling complex content, topics, contracts pertaining to the literary programs and projects.

The CLI’s Office works closely with all Library service units/divisions especially offices within the Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement, the Center for Exhibits and Interpretation, Communications, Multimedia Group, the Library Collections and Services Group, Congressional Relations Office, Development Office, Publishing, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Library Shop to ensure that Literary programming is coordinated with the institution’s strategic goals and operations while being responsive to the interests and expectations of the visiting public and special guests.

Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances.

The incumbent has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the Library of Congress’s Literary Initiatives program, which includes but is not limited to strategic collaborative planning, conceptualization, research, design, direction, assessment and reporting for the Library’s annual literary programming. Collaborates with staff in the Library Collections and Services group to ensure that Literary Initiatives programs are connected with the Library’s vast collections and expertise. Secures a wide range of authors and other related speakers that engage a diversity of audiences for a National Book Festival, and other Library-wide Literary Initiatives.

Uses extensive professional knowledge of the literary programming landscape, including knowledge of literature from all genres, authors, publishers, and book festivals and practice to ensure quality control and program management at the highest standards. Uses many years of experience in the profession to assess effectiveness of and determine needed improvements of complex Library program issues and concerns and known future institutions/organizational goals to create a successful program; determines resource requirements, estimating short- and long-range personnel, budgetary, space, and equipment needs. Identifies, develops and implements strategies for engaging the visiting public and for Congressional, official, professional, and special visitors, including international audiences. Identifies needs for and oversees the growth and development of programs and other services to provide Library audiences with enriching experiences.

Plays a key role in shaping, supporting and implementing the Library’s priorities for outreach in support of national literary programming. Works collaboratively with service unit managers and other Library staff to propose literary partnership and outreach strategies and communicate those priorities effectively inside and outside the Library of Congress.

Able to effectively conduct live or virtual welcome remarks, and/or live interviews, media interviews, etc. Ability to identify potential speakers both from within the Library and externally and assist others in developing their skills in this area. Ability to write proposals, reports, briefs, and other high level synthesized documents.

Directs collaborative efforts with offices Library wide to develop integrated approach to Literary Programming Initiatives. Provides guidance to key managers and stakeholders to develop priorities for developing and using resources. Ensures that all implications are identified, weighed, studied, and discussed. Contacts other agencies and organizations to obtain information and models for managing various issues. Identifies and resolves problems that are barriers to achieving goals.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Library Associate or Senior Library Associate
Location: Thomas Balch Library
Salary: $21.20-$37.55 Hourly Wage

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Thomas Balch Library in Leesburg, Virginia, is current recruiting for a flexible part-time Library Associate or Senior Library Associate to add to its team. Work schedule: Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday (twice a month) 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; potential for additional day/night/weekend on call hours; closed holidays.

What You’ll Be Doing:
This flexible part-time position, located within Thomas Balch Library, participates in reference, outreach and curatorial activities, which may include accessioning, processing and describing collections, reference and research, instruction, exhibits, and programs for the general public, staff, and Town officials with focus on local, regional, and military history, and genealogy.

Minimum Qualifications

Library Associate
Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or a related field or a combination of education and library experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; possession a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.

OR

Senior Library Associate
Master’s degree in history, library science, genealogy or a related field with reference or archival processing experience and a minimum of two (2) years of library experience, or a Master’s degree in progress with a projected completion date within six (6) months of employment; possession of a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.

TO APPLY: Please visit www.leesburgva.gov/jobs for more information and to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Lead Librarian
Location: Department of State
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position is in the Bureau of Administration, Information Resources Branch, Ralph J. Bunch Library Division with responsibilities for managing, coordinating and implementing the Department’s library systems and technology resources for the effective delivery of library services in Department of State.

Responsibilities

  • Administers, implements, evaluates, maintains and supports all modules of Library’s Integrate Library System (ILS).
  • Acts as a Library primary point of contact in utilizing a variety of technologies, to provide best possible experience for Library patrons and staff in their interaction with the ILS and the broad range of automated library systems in the Library.
  • Coordinates procurement, testing and implementation of new systems and products, as well as enhancements to current Library systems.
  • Leads effort for continual development and evaluation of Library Web presence, and facilitates and coordinates communications among Library staff concerning development of Web-based content and services.
  • Represents Chief Librarian and Department at intra and interagency meetings concerning IT applications to the library systems.

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

Position: Program Specialist
Location: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
Salary: $60,129 to $94,581 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Office of Library Services, Discretionary Programs Section and serves as a Program Specialist. The incumbent will participate in grants management work involving Federal grants and cooperative agreements, and provide grants-related guidance and services to both applicants and awardees.

Responsibilities
Due to the Pandemic and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee’s report date to the official duty station (Washington, DC) may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace (Washington, DC) where this position is located, on a regular basis.

At the full performance level, the incumbent will work on various phases of the receipt and processing of library grant applications as well as the monitoring and assessing of awardee performance. If selected for the Program Specialist, you will receive formal and/or on-the-job training as needed. Typical work assignments will include:

  • Provides technical support in reviewing grants applications, annual reports, and required forms for the fulfillment of financial prerequisites and compliance with standard policies or regulations. Assists in researching administrative and regulatory citations and liaising with grant applicants and grantees as needed.
  • Coordinates the finalization and dissemination of grant documents. Assists with processing grant applications and contacting grant applicants.
  • Coordinates the peer review of grant applications and provides technical assistance to reviewers.
  • Works closely with program staff and other agency staff as needed to develop and deliver training workshops and presentations on grant processes, requirements, and other matters.
  • Responds to external and internal inquiries. Provides general guidance regarding basic program requirements but refers difficult questions or issues to a Program Officer. May contact grantees regarding incomplete reports or other matters as directed by program staff.
  • Tracks and manages official grant files and documentation both in hardcopy and electronic format.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Occasional travel – Travel for training and conferences.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Legal Reference Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 to $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 011004.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responds to United States, foreign, comparative, and international legal and legislative reference inquiries from Members of Congress, congressional committees, the White House, federal courts, Government agencies, libraries, the bar, and the general public. Inquiries may be received by telephone, in person, in writing, and by electronic means. Locates information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished legal and legislative information sources and electronic databases. Conducts legal and legislative research, and produces written responses to United States federal and state, foreign, comparative, and international legal and legislative reference inquiries requiring tailored responses. Prepares reports, bibliographies, letters, memoranda, finding aids, informational brochures, research guides and other written products. Gathers information from a wide variety of sources, both automated and in print or other media. Facilitates services to readers, analyzes information, and disseminates it in answer to requests. Advises researchers on research methodologies.

Uses knowledge of legal and legislative information sources in other Library of Congress service units, and law libraries and research institutions outside of the Library of Congress. As assigned, compiles information packages for clientele.

Analyzes and organizes specialized information, and evaluates and prioritizes work. Assesses new or unusual circumstances and develops variations in approach, and/or solutions for incomplete or conflicting information. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends in the law. Analyzes, evaluates, organizes, compiles, and disseminates legal and legislative information and materials in various media.

Directs users to the proper specialists, resources, or services within the Law Library and other areas of the Library of Congress. Clarifies vague requests for legal and legislative information through the use of proper and/or specialized bibliographic and research tools. Meets with clients to analyze and clarify questions and requirements. May assist clients with specialized collections, using knowledge of these collections and the clients who require them. May develop an expertise in a field of law or legal and/or legislative research methodology.

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

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

Reviews collections on a continual basis and exercises care to ensure collection material is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage. Reviews a variety of foreign and domestic sources for information about available materials. Contributes to digital collection development and management projects, such as web archiving and/or compiling and organizing web-sites based on current public policy issues. Determines permissibility of copying materials based on the preservation needs of the material.

Maintains liaison or communicates with individuals both within and outside the organization Professional contacts are with library patrons, supervisors, library staff, other national libraries, library and information networks, information centers, experts in government agencies, associations, the private sector, and/or research groups. Motivates and influences clientele to fully utilize programs and services. Meets with researcher, analyzes questions and requirements; suggests search strategies; and evaluates resources from the general, special and/or reference collections regardless of format.

Travel Required – Not required

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Biological Science)
Location: United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Information Products Division, in Beltsville, MD.
Salary: $72,750 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Information Products Division, in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent serves as the Librarian for the national Animal Welfare Information Center; participates in outreach activities, the selection and acquisition of materials and information products for collection, and the development of information analysis products in the biological and veterinary sciences.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains awareness of current developments in library automation and technical services through professional development and continuous improvement activities.
  • Compiles the information requested into usable information packages. Documents pertinent information about reference transactions, including data collection, using online systems such as RefTracker.
  • Provides technical reference and research services to a wide range of clientele. Formulates and performs subject searches mostly on topics relevant to the use of animals in research, testing, education, and on exhibit as mentioned.
  • Provides information on NAL programs and services assisting in formal and informal presentations to the national and international agricultural and scientific communities and others interested in research, technical assistance, and education.
  • Interacts with customers to answer questions, provide information about NAL?s collections, content, programs and services, recommend avenues for investigation or refer to likely sources of assistance.
  • Creates or adds appropriate metadata, classification, and search capabilities to facilitate easy access to, and ongoing maintenance of, available content.
  • Contributes to the development of NAL?s services in literature searching (including systematic reviews, structured searches, rapid reviews, retrospective reviews, etc.) and citation analysis (including bibliometrics, data visualization, etc.).
  • Compiles, edits or authors various types of bibliographic and non-bibliographic information products on topics appropriate to animal welfare.

Position: Information Literacy Instruction Coordinator
Location: Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

Frostburg State University, Lewis J. Ort Library seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Information Literacy Instruction Coordinator. This position is available to begin in Summer 2021 for the main campus in Frostburg, Maryland. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. University System of Maryland benefits package included.

Under the direction of the Associate Director for Research, Learning, and Outreach and working in close collaboration with the Research and Learning librarians, the Information Literacy Instruction Coordinator coordinates the design, delivery, and assessment of information literacy instruction at the Lewis J. Ort Library. Information Literacy Instruction is a critical Library service to support student learning, student success, the Gen Ed Program, and the University’s strategic goal of “Focus learning on both the acquisition and application of knowledge.” During a normal academic year, approximately 2,800 FSU students receive information literacy instruction.

Responsibilities: Provide strategic vision for the library’s information literacy program. Promote information literacy on campus and within the library. In collaboration with other Research and Learning librarians, develop outcomes and assess the library’s information literacy program. Serve as primary contact to schedule requests and connect librarians and teaching faculty to facilitate information literacy instruction. Maintain and manage Library Instruction Center classroom technology. Maintain and manage instruction statistics. Coordinate library instruction for First Year English (ENGL 101/111) and Introduction to Higher Education (ORIE 101) classes, maintaining contact with those in charge of these programs to encouraging participation and schedule information literacy sessions. In collaborations with other Research and Learning librarians, develop, design, and maintain lesson plans, activities, and tours tailored to the First Year English (ENGL 101/111) and Introduction to Higher Education (ORIE 101) curriculum. Serve as primary instructor for First Year English (ENGL 101/111) and Introduction to Higher Education (ORIE 101) information literacy sessions. Collaborate with teaching faculty to design, deliver, and assess information literacy sessions that meet the instructional goals of the faculty member at hand, the corresponding department, and the university in First Year, upper division, and graduate courses. Develop instructional support materials such as LibGuides and videos. Provide reference and research service to students, faculty, and the community via in-person, chat, email, and phone and video calls, including evening and rotating weekend hours.

Provide support to Access Services at the Main Service Desk. Act as library liaison providing collection development and outreach to assigned academic departments. Contribute to the marketing of library resources. Contribute to the development and maintenance of assigned subject LibGuides. Remain current in the profession through active membership in professional organizations, attendance at conferences, workshops, and educational programs, or through reading and/or publication in professional literature. Serve on library, campus, system-wide and/or professional committees. FSU’s library faculty are expected to participate in professional development and service activities and must demonstrate the potential for promotion in rank and obtaining permanent status.

To Apply:

If you wish to apply, please visit http://frostburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/1698. Along with your application, please provide the following: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter specifically addressing the requirements in this advertisement; and 3) name and contact information for three professional references.

For assurance of full consideration, please submit materials by June 22, 2021.

Frostburg State University welcomes and encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. FSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify us in advance.
WWW.FROSTBURG.EDURequirements

Minimum Qualifications: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science Degree (M.L.S.) or Master of Library and Information Science Degree (M.L.I.S.). Minimum of 2 years of professional experience developing, delivering, and assessing information literacy instruction in a college or university library. Analytical and problem-solving skills, including competence in advanced level information searching, evaluation and ethical application of results. Demonstration of excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and strong presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively in a complex, changing environment. Evidence of well-developed organizational, time, and project management skills. Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience assessing, improving, planning, and/or implementing library programs, initiatives, and/or services. Experience providing reference services and research support. Experience with collection development theory and practices in an academic library. Evidence of active participation in relevant professional or academic communities or organizations. Additional advanced degree.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Reference and Digital Services Librarian
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,750 to $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a Reference and Digital Services Librarians to join its Knowledge Management Section. The selectee will perform reference and instructional services, and will maintain and develop web-based information tools and services.

Responsibilities

WEB SERVICES

Facilitates and coordinates communication with stakeholders and collaborates with CRS staff to assist in the development and improvement of web-based information tools and services. Participates in the development and improvement of internal websites, including updating content and assisting in integrating new features and technologies. Applies standard and emerging practices of librarianship and other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information and management of information access.

Participates in and/or leads the maintenance of digital services such as bibliographic reference management, virtual reference, digital archives and repositories. Organizes information to improve access and retrieval.

DIGITAL SERVICES PROJECTS

Contributes to the development or enhancement of information tools to support CRS’s research activities, identifies project-related issues or problems, formulates requirements for tools and systems to address these needs, and liaises with information technology specialists regarding incorporation of these requirements into new or enhanced information systems.

Participates in digital content and knowledge management projects. Assists with ongoing assessment of CRS’s information services through data gathering and analysis, and exploratory research on standard storage and access options and preservation strategies.  Participates in research and evaluation, and in the planning, design, development, testing, and implementation of new digital services.

Keeps abreast of developments affecting knowledge management, metadata, and information retrieval.

INSTRUCTIONAL AND RESEARCH SERVICES

Provides electronic and print research and reference services. Promotes the use of electronic research materials by staff and coordinates the development of training guides (e.g., library tutorials, web-based instruction, and web pages). Identifies information resources to respond to research needs, instructs clients in the use of digital resources in face-to-face and classroom settings, updates documentation related to content administration and management, and assists with client outreach activities.

Develops and maintains a broad knowledge of CRS information resources, current events, research activities, and research resources. Integrates this knowledge into designing new tools and technology or facilitating or enhancing use of current tools and technology.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience; knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information; and an understanding of the principles of information management, metadata, and information retrieval are encouraged to apply.

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

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

The selectee will work a 40-hour week and may be required to provide evening and Saturday reference desk coverage, including Monday through Thursday, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Saturday work is required only when Congress is in session). The remaining work hours (non-evening/Saturday) will be determined based on workload and coverage needs, and will contribute to the total of 40 hours per week.

Position: Librarian (Research Specialist)
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT), Research & Library Services Section, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,750 to $94,581 

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT), Research & Library Services Section seeks a Research Librarian. 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; 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 policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

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

Duties

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 foreign policy and global affairs. 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.

Position: United States Institute of Peace Librarian
Location: George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

APPOINTMENT RANK: This is a part-time (20 hours/week), Librarian I/II limited-term appointment. Continued employment, beyond June 30, 2022, and future salary is dependent on grant funded availability.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of a Director of Research Services, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Librarian is a member of the Research and User Services Division of George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI). The USIP Librarian serves as GWLAI’s primary liaison and point of contact for Visiting Research Scholars from USIP. The incumbent will provide a variety of services and support to USIP’s Visiting Research Scholars and other members of the GW university community, including, but not limited to:

  • Facilitate access to the library and the library’s resources for USIP’s Visiting Research Scholars.
  • Provide basic research and reference assistance (online and in-person).
  • Develop and offer training and other instruction sessions on library resources and research.
  • Hold individual, in-depth research consultations.
  • Develop and maintain research guides and other web-based research and instruction tools.
  • Conduct outreach and distribute relevant information about library resources and services to USIP.
  • Advise and support collection development as needed in subjects relevant to USIP research.

The USIP Librarian may begin working remotely, but will eventually work at the Gelman Library at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, D.C., once the university and library resume in-person operations. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Enrolled in or have completed a Master’s degree program in library and information science from an American Library Association-accredited program or equivalent.
  • Ability to work creatively and independently as well as collaboratively and as part of a team in an environment committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and service-orientation.
  • Excellent time management skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One-to-two years of library experience, including experience with research/reference and instruction.
  • Degree or background in political science, international affairs, or area studies.

SALARY AND OTHER BENEFITS:
Rank and salary are contingent upon qualifications and are competitive for DC-area academic libraries. The benefits package includes: (11) days/year paid annual leave; (12) days/year paid sick leave; paid winter break; (7) other paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision; 401(A) retirement plan, 4% base and GW will match 150% of the first 4% of employee 403(B) contributions, up to a maximum of 6% of eligible compensation; tuition assistance; and basic life insurance. For benefit details, please visit https://benefits.gwu.edu/.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To be considered, please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/82495, upload a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications, and a curriculum vitae. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on June 21, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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

THE UNIVERSITY AND GW LIBRARIES & ACADEMIC INNOVATION (GWLAI):
The George Washington University is the largest research university in the nation’s capital and is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. GW offers undergraduate and graduate programs in many disciplines and currently enrolls approximately 25,000 students in ten colleges and schools at three campuses in the District of Columbia and Virginia. GW Libraries supports the teaching, learning, and research goals of the GW university community, and is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), the Chesapeake Information and Research Library Alliance, and the Northeast Research Libraries Consortium. For more information on the university and GW Libraries, visit http://library.gwu.edu/.

UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE:
Located a few blocks from GW’s Foggy Bottom campus, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) “is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. To reduce future crises and the need for costly interventions, USIP works with governments and civil societies to build local capacities to manage conflict peacefully. The Institute pursues its mission by linking research, policy, training, analysis, and direct action to support those who are working to build a more peaceful, inclusive world.” For more information on USIP, visit https://www.usip.org/.


Six Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Patron Engagement Section)
Location: Taylor Street, Patron Engagement Section, National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Taylor Street, Patron Engagement Section, National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group.
The position description number for this position is 406316.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
THIS VACANCY CANCELS SUPERVISORY LIBRARIAN, GS-1410-14 UNDER VAR001475. APPLICANTS WILL HAVE TO RE-APPLY UNDER SUPERVISORY LIBRARIAN, GS-1410-14, VAR001587 IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.

The position serves as the Head, Patron Engagement Section and directs the activities of staff in the NLS Patron Engagement Section with a focus on patron relations, research, support and services. The position reports directly to the Chief, Patron and Network Engagement Division. The incumbent performs activities that include but are not limited to tertiary technical support on NLS library products and services; provision of library services to overseas patrons; development and distribution of training materials, library-related events and opportunities focused on patron needs; assistive technology and digital accessibility and usability as it relates to the NLS program; consumer relations activities; patron research and data collection and analysis; and other activities focused on patrons, and potential patrons of the NLS program. The incumbent represents NLS at regional and national library conferences and conventions, and initiates and oversees communication and data-gathering relevant to patron-focused improvements in the NLS program. The incumbent advocates for the patron perspective on NLS committees and carries patron-focused insights and information to upper management. The incumbent works across organizational lines with various experts at NLS on projects and programs, ensuring that patron perspective is included in discussions and decisions. The incumbent builds collaborative relationships with other service-providers in the disability field, sharing information and developing opportunities for collaboration and exchange.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level.

Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques.

Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII) of employees. Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity and inclusiveness and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, age, or other non-merit factor. Coaches employees and recommends training and career-enhancement activities. Oversees contracts managed by CORs in the section.

Plans, establishes, and directs a library outreach and engagement program for patrons focused on the needs and priorities of the blind and print-disabled American as they relate to the NLS Program.

Coordinates staff efforts related to NLS library outreach and engagement services, instruction and training, and access services.

The incumbent manages the Patron Engagement Section, directing activities including library service to United States citizens living abroad; tertiary technical support for NLS products and services including all BARD and digital braille products; consumer relations; patron insights and data collection (in concert with the NLS Data and Analytics Officer); assistive technology and digital accessibility and usability as it relates to the NLS program. The incumbent sets short- and long-term priorities and goals for the section in consultation with NLS management.

The incumbent prepares annual budgets and management plans for the section; researches and recommends new or innovative approaches to address needs relevant to Section activities.

Position: Assistant Manager of Research Services
Location: LAC Group, International Law Firm, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking an Assistant Manager of Research Services for a prestigious international law firm with offices located in the Washington DC metro area. The Assistant Manager position will be responsible for developing research services and providing expert, customized research service. The Assistant Manager also assists the Manager with project management and oversight of Research Services, taking the lead on the coordination of daily research and other activities, as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage unit services and develop and document processes, procedures and other best practices to support unit activities; serves as main point of contact in the Manager’s absence.
  • Indirectly supervising the Senior Research Analyst(s), Research Analyst(s), and Legislative Analyst and directly supervising the Research Coordinator.
  • Serving as the primary coordinator in areas designated by the Manager; such as centralized, on-demand research activities and the onboarding and training of lateral attorneys, as well as summer and fall associates.
  • Performing reference and research services across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and websites.
  • Serving as a liaison to practice groups and other designated constituencies to offer targeted research, training, and product support, and serving as the department’s expert in select subjects, industries, or types of research.
  • Participating in collection development activities, reviewing resources, products, and tools, making recommendations as appropriate, and promoting their use.
  • Assisting with current awareness services; developing requests, monitoring results, creating and maintaining targeted current awareness alerts and feeds.
  • Establishing relationships and serving as a liaison internally with users and other designated individuals, and externally, with vendors and colleagues.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of developments in the delivery of research services; including technologies and resources relevant to the Firm’s practice.
  • Sharing knowledge by contributing to internal knowledge sharing systems, reporting at meetings, teaching, and other means.
  • Promoting the services of the Department firmwide.
  • Participating and/or leading special projects as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited school.
  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience, including significant experience in a law firm or corporate information center. Law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency making cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, such as Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg BNA and Wolters Kluwer.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite and/or related software.

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3fxLjku

Position: Assistant Manager of Research Services
Location: Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for an Assistant Manager of Research Services to join our energetic, creative, and service-oriented global team. This position will be associated with the DC office. Under the direction of the Manager of Research Services, the Assistant Manager of Research Services works as part of the management team to develop research services and to provide expert, customized research service.  The incumbent assists the Manager with project management and oversight of Research Services, taking the lead on the coordination of daily research and other activities, as assigned.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Manager of Research Services to manage unit services and to develop and document processes, procedures and other best practices to support unit activities; serves as main point of contact in the Manager’s absence.
  • Indirectly supervising the Senior Research Analyst(s), Research Analyst(s), and Legislative Analyst and directly supervising the Research Coordinator.
  • Serving as the primary coordinator in areas designated by the Manager; such as centralized, on-demand research activities and the onboarding and training of lateral attorneys, as well as summer and fall associates.
  • Performing reference and research services across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Serving as a liaison to practice groups and other designated constituencies to offer targeted research, training, and product support, and serving as the department’s expert in select subjects, industries, or types of research.  
  • Participating in collection development activities, reviewing resources, products, and tools, making recommendations as appropriate, and promoting their use.
  • Assisting with current awareness services; developing requests, monitoring results, creating and maintaining targeted current awareness alerts and feeds.
  • Establishing relationships and serving as a liaison internally with users and other designated individuals, and externally, with vendors and colleagues.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of developments in the delivery of research services; including technologies and resources relevant to the Firm’s practice.
  • Sharing knowledge by contributing to internal knowledge sharing systems, reporting at meetings, teaching, and other means.
  • Promoting the services of the Department firmwide.
  • Participating and/or leading special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master’s in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school.
  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience, including significant experience in a law firm or corporate information center. Law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and manage both short-term and on-going projects involving resources and staff.
  • Thorough knowledge of research methodology and print and electronic resources and tools in the areas of law relevant to the firm’s practices.
  • Advanced understanding of database research and the technologies associated with it.
  • Demonstrated proficiency making cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, such as Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg BNA and Wolters Kluwer.
  • Familiarity with library and law Firm technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills, with the ability to forge relationships with management, colleagues and a diverse clientele.
  • Excellent business writing and communication skills, including in person, chat, email, and remote settings.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills, including the ability to analyze, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources to solve problems effectively.
  • Ability to make sound decisions and demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness in handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptional client service both internal and external.
  • Ability and desire to seek out challenges and capitalize on new opportunities as well as be a change agent and drive new Firm initiatives.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite and/or related software.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP uses E-Verify, which is a web-based system, to confirm the eligibility of our employees to work in the United States. As an E-Verify employer, we verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees by electronically matching information provided by employees on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, against records available to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We use E-Verify because we are a federal contractor containing the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause. Please see the posters for details regarding E-Verify or contact Arnold & Porter’s Human Resources Department for more information. E-Verify Participation Poster and Right-to-work Poster .

Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. Our firm’s equal opportunity policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions, including, without limitation, recruitment, employment, assignment, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, disciplinary action and terminations. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster.

Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst/Legal Researcher 
Location: Steptoe, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Steptoe, an AmLaw100 firm, is seeking an experienced researcher to join its highly collaborative Research & Information Services Department. As a member of our professional research team, this position will support ongoing cases and business development initiatives, working with attorneys and staff in all firm departments. We are looking for a skilled and creative researcher—an individual with demonstrated expertise using general CALR services, specialized databases, analytic platforms, and docketing, news, and open web sources. Substantive knowledge of the law and legal bibliography is required, as are strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize and concisely deliver complex results. Other responsibilities will include providing current awareness services and participating in training programs, and knowledge initiatives. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and document management systems is required. Minimum qualifications include a four year degree, at least five years of substantive research experience, a JD or MLS (both degrees are strongly preferred),and a commitment to customer service. The position assumes the ability to work remotely in a fast- paced environment, both collaboratively with other researchers and individually. 

The ideal candidate will be based in the firm’s DC office, but we may consider applicants who can reside in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, or New York office.

Please send cover letter with your resume.

Link to apply:  https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=333

Steptoe is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.

Position: Virtual Legal Research Analyst
Location: LAC Group, Virtual

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group seeks a Virtual Legal Research Analyst to be part of an experienced and talented research team for a prestigious international law firm. This role will work independently as well as with a research team providing legal and other types of research to attorneys and staff. This is a full-time benefited temp position (4-6 months) that could lead to a permanent position and will be 100% remote.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects.
  • Serve as practice, subject, and/or industry research specialist in areas aligned with the firm’s practice and business.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested.
  • Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material.
  • Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university and at least 3 years of experience in a research environment.
  • Experience with industry research tools such as LexisNexus, WestLaw, Factiva, Cap IQ, Bloomberg, etc.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint and MS Office

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3ygWIxN

Position: Law Firm Librarian (Long-term Temporary) 
Location: R & W Group, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

R & W Group has a brand new urgent long term temporary need!    Are you a law firm librarian?   One of our favorite law firm clients needs to hire a librarian in any of their US offices (DC/NY/Boston/CA/Chi/Denver/Houston/NJ ).    Currently all work is remote but you will likely need to start going into one of the offices in September.  

Our client is looking for a full-time Research Analyst to work as part of an energetic, creative and service orientated team.  The Research Analyst is primarily responsible for responding to research and reference requests from attorneys and administrative personnel firm-wide. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•             Legal and business research and reference using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites;
•             Document retrieval, including dockets, cases, articles, etc.; and
•             Setting up current awareness and docket alerts.

Qualifications

•             Bachelor’s degree; MLS preferred but may substitute substantial law library experience.
•             Minimum of two years of experience providing legal and business research and reference services in a law library with law firm experience strongly preferred.
•             Demonstrated ability to use Pacer, PacerPro, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Google Scholar and other resources to find and retrieve documents.
•             Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
•             Strong client service skills.
•             Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.

Hours:  11:00am – 8:00pm or 12:00pm – 9:00pm. ET

Great team.  Solid hourly rate (DOE).   Apply on-line or register with us at www.r-wgroup.com.  

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Deputy for Presidential Libraries
Location: National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. As a Deputy for Presidential Libraries, you will serve as the Director of the Office for Presidential Libraries and you will be responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, and administering the Presidential Library system.

Responsibilities
As a Deputy for Presidential Libraries, you will:

  • Formulate basic policies, procedures, and guides for the administration and management of the Presidential library system.
  • Plan for the development and establishment of proposed libraries for present and future Presidents in close coordination with the White House and other interested parties.
  • Initiate contacts with colleges, universities, historical societies and other professional associations to stay aware of their needs and foster their interest in the use of Presidential libraries’ holdings as source materials.

Position: Circulation Manager
Location: Whiteford Branch, Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Circulation Manager provides management and oversight of library employees who come into direct contact with the public, ensuring high quality customer service at every opportunity. Responsible for the general operation of the Circulation department of the Level I designated branch, including supervising, scheduling, evaluating, and training circulation staff in order to ensure an exceptional customer experience. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration. 

Essential Duties:

  1. Ensures the efficient and effective operation of the circulation department;
  2. Opens and closes the branch, as assigned;
  3. Prepares the money reports;
  4. Prepares pull-list materials and sends to appropriate location;
  5. Performs circulation tasks as needed to include material check-in and out, repairing damaged items, registering customers for library cards, and returning books to the proper shelf location;
  6. Resolves internal and external customer complaints;
  7. Negotiates fines and fees in accordance with established policies;
  8. Books meeting rooms;
  9. Troubleshoots branch machinery and computers, as necessary;
  10. Prepares schedules to ensure proper staffing levels are maintained;
  11. Oversees and manages the branch office supplies;
  12. Monitors departmental budget.

Supervision Functions:

  1.    Serves as hiring manager and supervises assigned staff, as well as assigned volunteers;
  2.    Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  3.   Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the library’s performance evaluation system, in           accordance with published guidelines;
  4.    Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  5.    Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and monthly schedules;
  6.    Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  7.    Schedules and facilitates department/team meetings;
  8.    Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written or electronic format.

Standard Functions

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  5. Is dependable and punctual;
  6. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  7. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree;
  2. Two (2) or more years of related job experience;
  3. One (1) year of supervisory experience;
  4. Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  5. Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of Circulation and/or Circulation Assistant practices and principles;
  2. Knowledge of customer service practices and principles;
  3. Extensive experience resolving customer issues with an assertive, empathetic and calm demeanor;
  4. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software and office machines;
  5. Ability to learn to maintain and organize library materials;
  6. Ability to train staff, volunteers, and others as assigned;
  7. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  8. Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  9. Previous cash handling experience;
  10. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  11. Basic math and language skills.

Reporting Relationship:  

This position reports to the Branch Manager. Directly supervises circulation staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Environment:

  1. Work requires occasional physical effort in handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and take down of tables, chairs or other equipment for meetings or events, pushing/pulling of library carts;
  2. Environment includes moderate noises (i.e. an office with conversations, photocopiers, and/or computer printers);
  3. Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time;
  4. Requires sitting and use of computer and keyboard for extended periods of time;
  5. Observes safe work place practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques and following fire regulations;
  6. Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less;
  7. Precise hand-eye coordination with the ability to judge distance and space relationships;
  8. Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required.

Work Week:

Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours.

In addition to the specific duties and responsibilities of this job, it is the responsibility of every employee to comply with the Harford County Public Library’s Values statement, customer service guidelines, and all other policies detailed in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The library administration reserves the right to change, modify, delete, and supplement job duties based on the organization’s needs.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.

Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Contract Librarian Position
Location: Bethesda Campus, NIH Patient Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Contract Librarian Position

Contract management firm seeks full-time Librarian for the NIH Patient Library, a small library with a big mission at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda campus.

Typical Duties: The librarian will work collaboratively with the supervisory and part time
librarians, performing a variety of professional tasks including reference, program and
collection development; customer service at circulation desk, supervision of volunteers, and
other duties as assigned, some of which may be clerical in nature. The librarian is also charged with assisting patients and caregivers with computer technology needs, liaising with NIH web site management staff on library web page updates, and creatively and consistently managing the social media presence of the NIH Patient Library on Facebook and Pinterest.

Minimum Qualifications: The ideal candidate must possess a Master’s Degree in Library
Science or be close to completing the requirements for an MLS degree. A solid knowledge of
professional library principles, practices, and procedures coupled with excellent customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills is required. Attention to detail, strong public service orientation, and an optimistic, caring, and kind disposition is a must. Candidates must be comfortable and well-versed in library technology and Microsoft Office Suite. Conversational Spanish in addition to English proficiency is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will have to complete a basic government background check and
provide immunization records as part of the on-boarding process for this contract librarian
position. Competitive salary and benefits, rewarding work environment. EOE.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Marie Kaplan, mkaplan@cc.nih.gov. No phone calls please. This recruitment may close at any time, and will close when it is determined that enough qualified applications have been received.

5-14-2021

Position: Contract Substitute Librarian
Location: Bethesda Campus, NIH Patron Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Contract Substitute Librarian

Contract management firm seeks a Substitute Librarian to provide staff support and customer service on an as-needed, on-call basis, to patrons at NIH Patient Library, a small library with a big mission at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda Campus. Duties include staffing circulation/information desk; responding to patient, caregiver, and staff inquiries with utmost courtesy; updating patron database and managing library circulation on Follett Destiny library software; and performing other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications include an MLS degree from an accredited program, or being close to completion of requirements for the degree. Excellent customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, strong public service orientation, and an optimistic, caring, and kind disposition are a must. A solid knowledge of professional library principles, practices, and procedures is required. Conversational Spanish in addition to English proficiency is highly desirable. Candidates will have to complete a basic background check and provide immunization records as part of the on-boarding process for this contract Substitute Librarian post. EOE.

Please email resume and cover letter by May 28, 2021 to Marie Kaplan, mkaplan@cc.nih.gov.
No phone calls please.

5-14-2021

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Technical Services/Research Law Librarian
Location: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of General Counsel, Washington, DC
Salary: $64,137 – $131,341

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

*Multiple positions available*

Please visit job posting:  https://www.cia.gov/careers/jobs/technical-services-research-law-librarian/

  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $64,137 – $131,341
  • Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited institution

As a Technical Services/Research Law Librarian for 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; providing current awareness of legal developments across OGC practice areas; and 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

Who You’ll Work With

At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.

Read more about diversity and inclusion

What You’ll Get

Our benefits support every aspect of a working professional’s life, including health and wellness, time off, family, finances, and continuing education. Our programs include highly sought-after government health benefits, flexible schedules, sick leave, and childcare. In some cases, we also offer sign-on incentives and cover moving expenses if you relocate.

As a CIA employee, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission: to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.

Learn more about working at CIA

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a librarian in a large legal firm
  • Legal research skills with proficiency in Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis, and other common legal information platforms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search technologies and concrete, advanced information retrieval techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the traditional legal research method
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging principles, practices, and systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Flexibility and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Enthusiastic commitment to customer service
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • Three (3) professional references
  • A cover letter specifying your qualifications. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.

Position: Cataloger
Location: American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,750 to $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties

Summary

This position is located in the American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 012616.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities

The purpose of this position is to assist in preparing descriptive information generated from the Community Collections grant program, a limited-term project to collect and archive contemporary community-driven cultural expressions and traditions that may otherwise be absent from the national record. The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which is home to one of the largest repositories of ethnographic materials from the United States and around the world, will offer grants to individuals to work within their communities to produce ethnographic cultural documentation, such as oral history interviews and audio-visual recordings of cultural activity, from the community perspective. The initiative is part of “Of the People: Widening the Path,” an initiative at the Library of Congress funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Under the direction of the Director of the Archives, the incumbent performs the full range of original cataloging duties for unpublished or rare born-digital materials, which requires specialized knowledge of folklife, ethnomusicology, documentary studies, oral history, and/or considerable knowledge of analog and digital specialized format areas (manuscripts, photographs, audio and moving image materials, etc.).

Working in a team environment, follows cataloging rules and applies archival theory and practice for describing collection materials. Creates and edits MARC catalog records and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids. Establishes new personal and corporate names and uniform titles, with appropriate cross-references, for inclusion in the name authority file. Joins a team that administers the American Folklore Society (AFS) Ethnographic Thesaurus.

Analyzes material to determine its relationship to the existing collections. Assists in ensuring that records adhere to appropriate national and international standards. Interprets present and past cataloging rules. Demonstrates a high degree of accuracy, consistency, and cultural competency in performing work assignments. 

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Collections Conservation Section)
Location: Collections Stabilization Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Collections Stabilization Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 209491.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities

This position is located in the Collections Stabilization Section, which carries out the preventive preservation work of the Conservation Division. The incumbent serves as Section Head of the Section and is responsible for managing work conducted in this section. Preventive preservation work includes, but is not limited to, surveys, analyses, design of preventive conservation actions, treatment and housing and all aspects of safety for collections treated by the Section, via the registration system of the Conservation Division.

The Collections Stabilization Section works closely with all custodial divisional representatives to develop, establish, coordinate and carry out a comprehensive, Library wide preventive preservation program appropriate to the collections’ needs. In developing such programs, the incumbent considers the following factors: knowledge and understanding of the latest preventive preservation practices and techniques and their suitability/applicability to the collections of the Library of Congress; housing and conservation priorities established by each custodial division; and the mission of the Preservation Directorate. All activities undertaken by the Section become part of the Directorate’s annual work plan. The incumbent of this position integrates and coordinates activities with the Book and Paper Conservation Section to provide a comprehensive, efficiently run preventive preservation program for the permanent research collections of the Library of Congress, collections of both paper-based formats selected for their importance, value, and rarity to be preserved in their original form. These collections are diverse and in varying states of deterioration, presenting a variety of complex preservation problems, requiring sophisticated problem solving abilities and solutions.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Access Services Assistant
Location: George Mason University Law Library

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Law Library at George Mason University invites applications for a reliable and customer service oriented person to be our Access Services Assistant. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Law Library:

The Law Library supports a robust Law School, with a student population over 500 and more than fifty full-time teaching faculty. The Law School and Library support a daytime and evening JD program, an LLM program, and a JM program. The Law Library also serves as a resource to attorneys and GMU alumni in the Washington, D.C. region. The circulation desk is the entryway to the Library and a point of resources—books, equipment, information, and more.

About the Position:

The Access Services Assistant is responsible for assisting the Head of Access Services with managing the daily operations of a busy circulation desk of a large law library. The position has primary responsibility for opening the Law Library on weekday mornings. The position also has an important role in maintaining the Library’s print collection on a daily basis at the desk and throughout the Library, and processing and handling all interlibrary loan requests and materials, both incoming (from other libraries) and outgoing (from GMU law patrons).

Responsibilities:

Assist the Head of Access Services with managing all operations of the circulation desk during shift hours, including actual coverage of the desk, especially during early morning hours. Assist with hiring, training, and scheduling student and wage employees. Assign tasks and assess performance of wage and work-study workers; monitor work levels, and ensure appropriate coverage. Serve as the point of contact for and manage any community volunteers in the circulation department;
Respond to basic information needs at the circulation desk in a polite and professional manner. This includes answering directional and ready reference questions, maintaining knowledge of the Reserve collection and answering questions about and providing Reserve materials to patrons, providing other check-out materials including books, study rooms and equipment, and effectively checking-in materials. Explain and enforce circulation and library policies, including checking IDs of all incoming patrons Maintain the online reservation system for Study Room checkout. Collect fees & fines;
Collection maintenance in the library, which includes shelving new books and returned books and materials, straightening and shifting projects, shelf reading to find mis-shelved or lost items, and supervising wage and work-study workers to do the same. Re-printing of faded book (spine) labels. Maintain accurate record of Reserve materials, including interfacing with Faculty and their Liaison Librarians regarding placement and return of course Reserve Materials;
Serve as a member and contributor to relevant University Libraries committees, ILL working groups, etc., as needed. Learn and periodically run reports using the analytics function of the Library catalog;
Provide interlibrary loan services to faculty and students by borrowing materials from other libraries. Respond to and fulfill loan requests from other libraries. Periodically run reports and provide statistics about ILL services.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Must have working knowledge of the general support activities of library operations;
  • Must have knowledge of library catalog and reference tools, specific to circulation;
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, train and review the work of wage and work-study student workers;
  • Demonstrated customer service capability; demonstrated ability to follow, interpret, and apply organizational policies and procedures;
  • Must have willingness to learn new software applications relevant to the job;
  • Demonstrated circulation or general public services experience in an academic library or similar information setting (one to two years preferred);
  • Working knowledge of or demonstrated ability to learn automated and online systems specific to circulation and provision of circulation and ready reference.

Position: Supervisory Reference Librarian (Research Center)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 307706.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities
The Research Center supervisor reports directly to the Recorded Sound Section Head, MBRS Division in Library Services. The primary duty is to provide administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the Recorded Sound and Moving Image Research Centers.

Serves as on-site supervisor for a group of employees performing work at the GS-12. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the research center. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Develops guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and tracks time and attendance.

Ensures subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations. Coordinates the documentation of time and attendance of research center staff. Coordinates the collection and reporting of research center statistics. Serves as the Packard Campus for Audio Visual representative at Capitol Hill meetings as requested by the Section Heads. Responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. Initiates nondiscriminatory practices for the area under his/her supervision in the following: ( 1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; ( 4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

Position: Research Assistant (Domestic Social Policy)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy (DSP) Division seeks Research Assistants to support research tasks across a broad range of domestic social policy issues and program areas.

Responsibilities
The Research Assistant (RA) provides research support tasks across a broad range of domestic policy and social program issues including: (1) Children and Families issues, especially as related to low-income populations; (2) Domestic Security and Immigration, including crime policy and border security; (3) Education and Labor, including training and the workforce; (4) Health Insurance and Financing, including Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and private health insurance; (5) Health Services, including, the health care workforce, and public health; and (6) Income Security, including Social Security, pensions, disability and unemployment

The RA will join a team of RAs supporting objective, authoritative public policy analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members and staff by assisting CRS analysts and specialists preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive reports on nationally significant public policy issues; assisting CRS analysts and specialists providing personal assistance to Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in multi-disciplinary research projects and seminars

Candidates should have knowledge of one or more DSP issues or program areas, familiarity with the research process, and knowledge of the research materials and tools used in social science research. Candidates must be able to work as part of a collaborative team and must exhibit the intellectual flexibility and broad research skills set that facilitate effective work across a wide spectrum of domestic social policy issues. Illustrative programs of study include economics, demography, sociology and other social sciences and public policy. Candidates with computer programming and data analysis skills, as applied to social science or public policy research are especially encouraged to apply

Research assistant duties include:

  • Reviewing and evaluating professional journal articles, agency documents, and other analyses for authoritativeness, relevance, and currency. Preparing abstracts of these descriptive and/or analytical materials, summarizing their key findings, methodologies employed, and other relevant information
  • Participating in group efforts on research projects as a member of a collaborative team and undertaking research and data analytical tasks in support of the development of an array of analytical and descriptive products or components. Illustrative tasks might include: tracking congressional hearings and bills in specific areas; culling, synthesizing, and tracking state policies; fact checking and other quality control; building and maintaining a database of (specific) program authorizations and appropriations; and, for active legislation, developing and managing a database of amendments and conference documents
  • Preparing materials for use at consultations, briefings, and seminars for congressional clients. Attending consultations, briefings, seminars, and outreach activities to gain familiarity with CRS’s information and analytic capabilities, recording questions, gauging audience engagement, and capturing audience suggestions for future sessions
  • Formatting a range of tables, graphs, images, and other insertions to CRS products, reviewing and verifying this content for accuracy and completeness. Updating statistics in CRS reports or other general distribution products. Recommending quality control procedures and making suggestions to improve and enhance these insertions to CRS products
  • Locating, extracting, collecting, and/or compiling quantitative data and other information; evaluating data for accuracy, relevance, authoritativeness, and usefulness; in some cases, cleaning and manipulating quantitative data using Excel or via programming using software such as Stata, SAS and R.

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

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

The position description number for this position is 308062

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.

Position: Librarian (Braille Music)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Music Section, Patron & Network Engagement Division, National Library Services Blind/Print Disabled Directorate, Library Collections and Services Group.

The position description number for this position is 137754.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Processing and quality assurance of braille music scores; advising patrons teachers, parents, and other persons on material and other matters related to braille music reading; responding to telephone inquiries to the Music Section; assisting with the planning and production of new instructional music recordings; assisting with the compilation of
Music Section magazines.

Participates in and assists in conducting limited user evaluations of existing and emerging music technology resources. Gathers and processes data on usage and cost. Coordinates computer workstation installations that utilize assistive technology.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge. May serve as a liaison in arranging appointments for visitors to the Music Section and its music library. Explains information to groups and individuals with varying levels of understanding music and music braille. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in music librarianship, music braille and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development. Orients visitors and conducts tours.

Organizes and analyzes specialized information that pertains to music braille, especially digital music braille, Evaluates, selects. and adapts procedures to meet specialized information requirements. Applies the standard practices of other fields and disciplines as they relate to the subject specialty of music. Evaluates and prioritizes work. Assesses new or unusual circumstances and develops variations in approach, or solutions for incomplete or conflicting information. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends in music and music braille. May initiate, assist with, or be responsible for organizing reports and studies. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts.

Prepares written materials, including the writing and/or editing of documents and reports, relating especially to music and music braille. Produces material by gathering and verifying facts, writing and editing reports, and developing and presenting information that is clear and meaningful to the intended audience. Analyzes, prepares, and organizes complex projects applying the appropriate established procedures and practices. Searches automated databases and modifies and edits online records.

Communicates with a wide variety of patrons with non-routine questions on borrowing privileges, use of general collections, and the location of material. Provides services that are of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Exercises good public relations practices in soliciting information, is called on to deal with difficult patrons or callers. Demonstrates an understanding of the demands and attitudes of various interested and affected groups.

Manages patron accounts; notifies them of overdue materials, determines replacement cost of lost items, drafts correspondence explaining account problems, etc.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian
Location: Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security
Salary: $60,129 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Identity and Information Management Division, International and Interagency Information Sharing Branch

Every day our Librarians preserve and promote understanding USCIS’s history, provide authoritative historical information, and administer the daily operations of the History Office and Library by planning for and maintaining resources, equipment, and facilities.

Responsibilities

  • The responsibilities described are for the GS-12 level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope performed with less independence, and limited complexity.
  • Develop and implement a library program which provides the resources and services required by the Office in accomplishing its mission.
  • Develop and implement local inhouse policies on research, reference, office loan of materials and collection maintenance.
  • Design and execute moderate to complex online searches on full text legal or bibliographic databases.
  • Independently perform library acquisitions, cataloging, shelving, physical processing, and automation and participates in management functions and the formulation of library-wide policy and procedures.
  • Perform the full-range of librarian duties.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense
Salary: $63,016 to $81,608

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
NDU develops joint warfighters and other national security leaders through rigorous academics, research and engagement to serve the common defense.

Responsibilities
Major Duties

  • Participates in the development and delivery of a comprehensive instructional program focused on research methodology, development of effective research strategies, and critical evaluation and analysis of scholarly resources.
  • Delivers highly-customized research and reference services, utilizing an in-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and objectives of librarianship in a graduate level, higher education environment.
  • Builds partnership with faculty throughout NDU to provide curriculum development assistance, conducting research to identify and obtain learning materials to support course content and design.
  • Evaluates library holding for strengths, weaknesses, and trends to assure currency and balance in the development of a library collection in all formats that aligns with curricular and research requirements of the University.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Executive Librarian)
Location: National Gallery of Art
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Senior Level Executive Librarian leads and manages the National Gallery of Art’s Library Division (PL), exercising responsibility for library collection development, maintenance, user access, budget, personnel management, policy administration, and overall operational effectiveness. Serves as leader in formulating and realizing the Library’s strategic goals, including comprehensive digitization. The Executive Librarian reports to the Collections, Exhibitions and Programs Officer (P).

Responsibilities
As the Executive Librarian, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Planning and Program Evaluation. Is responsible for formulating and implementing the division’s short and long-range strategic plans. Consults with the Collections, Exhibitions and Programs Officer collaborates with senior library managers and other staff to frame appropriate plans for library operations, and to ensure efficient and timely implementation of programs. Assures that ambitious goals and appropriate policies, guidelines, and procedures are set in place to accomplish program
  • Collection Development, Management, and Access. Incumbent is responsible for directing the acquisition, cataloguing, organization, and preservation of the Library’s collections on the history of art and related fields and is responsible for articulating the Library’s acquisitions, cataloging, security, and preservation policies and practices in support of research on art history and related fields.
  • Development Initiatives. Plans and manages the Library’s fundraising initiatives, including corporate, foundation, and individual prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation. Seeks grant funds for special projects as required.
  • Technology Initiatives. Initiates and develops digital strategies to further the DL mission and to improve library services for the user community.
  • Financial Management. The incumbent makes annual recommendations to the Collections, Exhibitions and Programs Officer and Treasurer on the federal and private operating budgets for the division and on the allocation of space, time, staff, and equipment.
  • Personnel Management. Incumbent ensures the proper management of the PL staff, which is comprised of thirty-nine employees, including three managers overseeing Administration and Technical Services, Reader Services, and Library Image Collections, respectively, and their staffs of librarians, cataloguers, technicians, museum specialists, information technology specialists, administrative and clerical assistants, student aides, and volunteers.
  • Communications, Customer Service, Collegiality, and Public Contact. Represents the Library and its resources to a variety of constituencies, both internal and external.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian (Collections Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is locate in the African Section, African and Middle East Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services. The incumbent is principally responsible for implementing collections projects, studies, and surveys for the division, concentrating on the areas of security, preservation, inventory control and space management.

The position description number for this position is 382872.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to Near East materials, collections management, preservation or security. Receives assignments and carries out projects to meet the needs of AMED, especially related to security, collections management and arrearage projects. Monitors the quality of preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards and specifications. Receives and performs preliminary processing of library materials from all sources (gift, purchase, transfer, and copyright) in all formats. Opens packages and inspects receipts; sorts; and recommends redirection of misrouted materials to proper destinations.

Uses a knowledge of ILS and other Library applications to train and teach lower graded Library technicians to ensure materials are located more efficiently and effectively and patrons are better served in the reading room.

Analyses and organizes standard subject data that pertains to collections management, preservation, and the Near East. Information is obtained, analyzed, and organized using standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. May participate in formulating plans for changes and improvements in approaches to work. Carries out space management and security projects applying practices adopted from related fields; works as part of a team that may initiate, and complete studies and reports, analyses, and other documents related to materials management.

Maintains personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Serves as a liaison and works with staff of the acquisitions and collections management and offsite storage divisions, especially the Gifts Coordinator, the loading dock staff, and off-site storage staff in carrying out these tasks. Attends workshops and meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development. Services on division committees on issues related to preservation, collections management and security.

Responds to requests for information concerning the Near East Section’s multi-lingual collections, and refers the specialized requests to country specialists. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity to researchers where user needs are determined easily from interviews or written requests. Relevant electronic database resources and Near East Section’s collection can be readily obtained through standard search strategies. Assists in search techniques and strategies for handling specific types of requests; carries out special searches for lost or misfiled materials from the division’s collection. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Assists in preparing finding aids and related written products describing research methodologies. Prepares basic and standard responses to in-person, written, telephone, or electronic media inquiries. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials and completing claim and order forms.

Prepares complete preliminary inventories for the records of an agency having a limited variety of functions and a fairly stable organizational and administrative history. Has achieved basic knowledge of the division’s collections; the ability to perform basic historical and technical research. Assists with the full range of curatorial processing, and preservation duties.

Coordinates procedures for routing materials requiring preservation; preparation of materials to be added to the collections. Recommends technical specifications for all supplies, materials, and equipment used in marking, repair, housing, or reformatting. Recommends and implements improved methods for marking, labeling, and library housing, based on changing technologies.

Monitors the appropriate transportation of library materials, internally and externally, to reduce excessive materials handling and ergonomic impact, ensure security, and protect library materials from unnecessary damage.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Patron Engagement Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Taylor Street, Patron Engagement Section, National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group.

The position description number for this position is 406316.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The position serves as the Head, Patron Engagement Section and directs the activities of staff in the NLS Patron Engagement Section with a focus on patron relations, research, support and services. The position reports directly to the Chief, Patron and Network Engagement Division. The incumbent performs activities that include but are not limited to tertiary technical support on NLS library products and services; provision of library services to overseas patrons; development and distribution of training materials, library-related events and opportunities focused on patron needs; assistive technology and digital accessibility and usability as it relates to the NLS program; consumer relations activities; patron research and data collection and analysis; and other activities focused on patrons, and potential patrons of the NLS program. The incumbent represents NLS at regional and national library conferences and conventions, and initiates and oversees communication and data-gathering relevant to patron-focused improvements in the NLS program. The incumbent advocates for the patron perspective on NLS committees and carries patron-focused insights and information to upper management. The incumbent works across organizational lines with various experts at NLS on projects and programs, ensuring that patron perspective is included in discussions and decisions. The incumbent builds collaborative relationships with other service-providers in the disability field, sharing information and developing opportunities for collaboration and exchange.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level.

Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques.

Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII) of employees. Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity and inclusiveness and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, age, or other non-merit factor. Coaches employees and recommends training and career-enhancement activities. Oversees contracts managed by CORs in the section.

Plans, establishes, and directs a library outreach and engagement program for patrons focused on the needs and priorities of the blind and print-disabled American as they relate to the NLS Program.

Coordinates staff efforts related to NLS library outreach and engagement services, instruction and training, and access services.

The incumbent manages the Patron Engagement Section, directing activities including library service to United States citizens living abroad; tertiary technical support for NLS products and services including all BARD and digital braille products; consumer relations; patron insights and data collection (in concert with the NLS Data and Analytics Officer); assistive technology and digital accessibility and usability as it relates to the NLS program. The incumbent sets short- and long-term priorities and goals for the section in consultation with NLS management.

The incumbent prepares annual budgets and management plans for the section; researches and recommends new or innovative approaches to address needs relevant to Section activities.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (CIP and Dewey Section Head and Program Manager)
Location: CIP and Dewey Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Literary Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the CIP and Dewey Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Literary Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 259448.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
Serves as the senior expert and spokesperson for the Cataloging and Publication program and Dewey program, both within the Library and in the national and/or international library and information communities. Communicates program policies and decisions to the library and information communities via presentations, training sessions, email discussions, articles, and/or other means. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists to obtain input on the program and to share information and resources. Plans, directs, and executes liaison operations for critical program changes with national or international implications. Represents the Library at national and/or international meetings and serves on national and international task forces, as appropriate.

Manages the activities of a program with a national and/or international scope. Provides administrative oversight of all program functions under the direction of the division chief. Establishes strategic and operational goals for the program, plans and implements strategies to achieve those goals, and is accountable for the program’s overall performance. Ensures the program supports the mission and goals of the division, Directorate, Library Services, and the Library of Congress. Coordinates the work of the program with other sections in the division and other units throughout the Library.

Supervises employees assigned to the program working at the GS-13 level or below. Provides administrative, technical, and policy-related supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the program. Sets priorities; plans, schedules, and coordinates the work of section staff. Directs the work performed and assigns tasks to accomplish program goals and objectives, including technological improvements and innovations, development of policy and procedural documents, acquisitions activities, and metadata services. Utilizes a consultative approach to actively involve staff in planning work. Oversees work performed to ensure quality and adherence to policies.

Position: Librarian (Legal and Legislative Research)
Location: Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,750 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Office of Chief Counsel Library, IRS, is looking for enthusiastic Librarians to join our research & legislative teams & gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America’s taxpayers fairly & with integrity by providing correct & impartial interpretation of Internal Revenue laws & the highest quality legal advice & representation for the Internal Revenue Service. The Tax Library provides support to the Office of Chief Counsel & the Internal Revenue Service.

Responsibilities
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12 level. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Participates with supervisor in developing policies, plans and objectives relating to the research services and the legislative history work of the Library with emphasis on these of online and other automated research systems.
  • Provides comprehensive reference, research and advisory services to personnel of the IRS by answering a wide range of comprehensive reference questions relating to law, taxation and legislation that often involves locating information that is not included in various information centers and automated retrival systems to locate and select the appropriate materials, makes analyses as necessary, and prepares answers to reference questions.
  • Provides detailed instructions to library clientele on the content, nature and use of Chief Counsel’s library resources including how to search manual and automated databases.
  • Performs complex literature searches, both manual and automated, which require systematic, comprehensive, and exhaustive searches for legal and non-legal information.
  • Administers and monitors the Library’s various contracts, leases, and subscription agreements for electronic database services and equipment, reviewing statements and invoices and resolving billing problems as necessary.
  • Produces selected and annotated bibliographies on specific subjects, compiles information packages for Chief Counsel personnel; develops resource directories in both paper and electronic format.
  • Designs and performs complex online searches of appropriate databases in areas involving legislative materials and issues.
  • Initiates, plans, and develops programs for providing access to the Library’s unique collections of government and legislative documents.
  • Plays a pivotal role in development and implementation of automated system for indexing of legislative history materials.
  • Responsible for maintaining and developing print and electronic collections of legislative research materials, both current and historical; collection responsibilities include the following subject areas: tax, appropriations, bankruptcy, social security, government contracts, freedom of information and disclosure, federal employee benefits, and public sector labor law.
  • Is responsible for monitoring and tracking legislative activity of interest to the Office of Chief Counsel; utilizes both manual and automated services to ensure that legislative tracking functions are comprehensive, timely, and that all current and pending legislation of interest to the agency is properly identified and monitored.
  • Provides sophisticated legislative research and reference services to the legal staff of the agency in areas involving tax, appropriations, bankruptcy, social security, government employment, and employee benefits legislation.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: National Agriculture Library
Salary: $15/hour

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Description: Hedgelan Consulting seeks a qualified and highly motivated Library Technician to support our Federal client on-site in Beltsville, Maryland.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform bibliographic searching using print and online sources including NAL’s Agricola and Dictionary catalogs and OCLC.
  • Submit and manage interlibrary borrowing requests in OCLC, Docline, and NAL’s Relais document delivery management system.
  • Process loans from NAL’s collection and for interlibrary borrowing requests using Voyager, OCLC, and NAL’S Relais document delivery management system.
  • Retrieve materials from NAL stacks to fill user requests.
  • Back up Senior Library Technicians
  • Code requests appropriately for material not held by NAL
  • Register new patrons; transfers records to Voyager and verifies them in the Voyager Circulation subsystem
  • Monitor Relais Receive FTP and processes documents received
  • Sort material in pre-shelving and shelves materials in the stacks
  • Clean shelves and dusts collection materials and participates in shifts over 8 shelves
  • Perform shifts of up to 8 shelves, as required
  • Weed crowded areas in accordance with NAL guidelines

Minimum Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Associates Degree from accredited college or technical institute with 16 credits in library science or computer science.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in library services.
  • Experience with Integrated Library Systems (ILS), collection management, collection maintenance, and base preservation techniques.
  • Base knowledge of sources of reference and bibliographical materials.
  • Ability to use and explain library facilities, including catalogs, and other reference aids.
  • Ability to deal effectively with volunteers and non-professional staff in instructing them in use of library.
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system.
  • Attention to detail, a good command of written English, and the ability to multi-task across tasks and projects with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to diverse groups of people.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to handle many different projects at any given time.
  • Knowledge and experience of records management and information practices and procedures of a records management system.
  • Experience with large and complex filing systems, research procedures, and database entry.
  • Highly organized, accurate and attention to detail in the review, classification, and distribution of documents, books, maps, and other library artifacts.

Desired Technical Skills

  • Experience or basic working knowledge with the following systems:
  • Online Computer Library Center’s national bibliographic utility (OCLC)
  • Voyager
  • Relais
  • Internet search engines
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word)
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • FedEx, UPS, and USPS online shipping tools

Employment Requirements:

Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation
Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and comply with all requirements of the company substance abuse policy.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates, should apply on-line by visiting Hedgelan’s Careers page on our website, Careers | Hedgelan Consulting, LLC

Company Overview:

Hedgelan Consulting is a Federal contracting firm that provides the Federal Government with a variety of services and support. Service offerings include administrative staffing support, library support services, records management, workforce development, including succession planning, information technology support, facilities support and acquisitions support.
Hedgelan is an SBA-certified woman-owned, small-disadvantaged business that is HUBZone certificated.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Library Services Division, National Institute for Holocaust Documentation, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and is located in Washington, DC.

The incumbent performs specialty work that supports Library programs acquiring, preserving, and providing access to collections, including reference services for a wide variety of researchers.

Responsibilities
Duties include:

Provides library services to a wide range of users engaged in various aspects of Holocaust research, investigating and analyzing sources to perform independently at least two of the following library functions, as assigned: Collection development, acquisitions, bibliographic access (cataloging), reference services, collections management, and digital access.

Evaluates and develops topical areas of the collection, and searches various sources to identify, evaluate, and recommend print, audio-visual, and electronic resources to be acquired in accordance with the Museum’s collecting policies and researcher needs. Determines the optimal sources and terms for the acquisition of Library materials; initiates orders according to Museum procedures and utilizing the appropriate systems; receives materials; ensures the timely payment of invoices; applies institutional and Federal purchasing requirements; and assists in monitoring the budget to ensure that funds are spent in accordance with appropriate controls.

Applies current national and institutional cataloging rules, standards, and practices and utilizes the full range of cataloging tools to make comprehensive cataloging information about the Holocaust and genocide available to libraries and library users worldwide.

Provides timely and efficient reference services to users of the Library and Archives collections; creates well-documented responses to requests, reflecting knowledge of the collections and expertise in the fields of Holocaust studies; develops methods to highlight resources; and manages reading room operations, including technology.

Conducts and oversees housing, shelving, inventory, and circulation activities; recommends modifications to the storage of materials to meet researcher needs, to ensure the security and preservation of materials, and to maximize use of space; coordinates the delivery of collections materials and tracks locations; and assesses the need for rehousing or treatment of collection materials.

Manages digitization projects following established policies and procedures, coordinates and fulfills duplication requests for donors and patrons, and provides technical support and guidance for projects to expand digital access to resources, including eBook and other electronic resource programs.

Position: Dean of the Library and Learning Center Services
Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense
Salary: $151,633 to $177,933

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Dean of the Library and Learning Center Services in the NDU Library will provide vision and leadership to unite a variety of campus-wide services which promote student learning. The Dean reports to the Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs and has full managerial responsibility for planning, programming, budgeting, and operation of the Library & Learning Center.

Responsibilities
The Dean of Library and Learning Center Services is responsible for defining and articulating the vision, strategic directions, and priorities for the Library and Learning Center.
Provides leadership and oversees the development, delivery and assessment of services, resources, and programming in support of student learning.
Creates collaborative relationships with administration, college commandants and deans, and faculty to ensure that Library and Learning Center resources, services, and programming meet the needs of the entire university community.
Ensures that the Library and Learning Center stays at the forefront of changes in technology, communication, instruction, and the storage and delivery of information.
Supports the traditional core functions of the library interpreted to 21st century user needs. Promotes knowledge of library resources and services among stakeholders and customers.
Directs a staff of professional, technical, and clerical personnel through the division supervisors.
Formulates and advocates policies and strategies for enhancing academic quality, resources, and environment through the development of education and training workshops for students, faculty and staff on current and planned academic technologies.

Position: Research Analyst – Morrison & Foerster LLP
Location: Morrison & Foerster LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst in our Research Services Department. This role can be based in any of our U.S. offices! (includes Washington, DC)

The Opportunity

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

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

Ideal Candidate

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

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

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

for colorado applicants : Employees can expect to be paid a salary of approximately $69k to $103k. Additional compensation may include a discretionary bonus or commission. Other benefits include health care, vision, dental, retirement, PTO. The range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for this role, and may vary based on market data/ranges, an applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications, and other relevant factors.Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.

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Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Research)
Location: Applied Research and Methods (ARM), Office of the Managing Director, Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $100,207 to $159,475

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Applied Research and Methods (ARM), Office of the Managing Director. The position serves as a senior Librarian and agency expert; providing information, and reference and research services to GAO administrative offices and mission teams. The position also provides research support to other agencies, the general public and academic institutions, as requested. To learn more about ARM and its Centers, please visit us at: ARM

Responsibilities
The ARM team is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a senior Librarian and agency expert in support of GAO administrative offices and mission teams by conducting thorough and relevant research and literature reviews, maintaining extensive knowledge of library subscription databases and other web-based resources, and supporting teams and offices in engagement, resource development, and reporting activities. Specifically, the incumbent:

  • Provides information and reference and research services requiring expertise in one or more key issue areas required by the GAO teams. Performs research on specialized assignments.
  • Prepares and develops written guidelines, training guides, or Web-based resources relating to key information sources and provides consultative services relating to information sources in one or more areas of agency interest including law, legislative activity and procedures, accounting and finance, economics, health service, national defense, and natural resources.
  • Provides authoritative responses to a wide range of reference or research questions dealing with one or more areas of specialization.
  • Provides expert technical advice, guidance and recommendations on the provisions of access to GAO materials and information. Evaluates research results and advises on the relevance and appropriateness of literature search results as they relate to engagements.
  • Participates in agency procurement activities, including identifying the need for new databases and data resources, developing statements of work, conducting market research, and developing evaluation criteria, serving on evaluation panels, and assisting in the monitoring of existing contracts
  • Designs and executes searches of advanced complexity using a wide variety of electronic information retrieval systems and other resources. Identifies and evaluates publications and electronic resources dealing with one or more areas of specialization and recommends additions to the library collections.
  • Develops and conducts training sessions. Serves as an adjunct faculty member of the GAO, Learning Center.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Commander, Navy Installations, Washington, DC
Salary: $95,000 to $115,000

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is assigned to the Recreation Division (N922); Fleet Readiness (N92); FFR (N9); CNIC; on the Washington Navy Yard. This position manages the MWR Library Program for the Navy, serving shore MWR libraries, the Navy MWR Digital Library, and providing shipboard library material for Fleet Sailors.

Responsibilities
Performs direct supervisory functions for N922 Library Program support staff.
Serves as subject matter expert (SME) for library operations Navy wide, with responsibility for management and operational support for Navy shore MWR libraries, resource centers, shipboard Library Multimedia Resource Centers (LMRCs), digital library, and library resources at remote and isolated Navy locations and Military Missions in the Unified Pacific Command. Is the Department of the Navy (DON) authority on the professional, technical, and procedural aspects of military MWR librarianship and information resources.

Establishes MWR library program policy, objectives, goals and priorities. Ensures progressive program development and technological advancement on par with military and municipal library systems.

Manages the integrated library system and public access portal for libraries in the consortium of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force libraries. Collaborates with Information Technology (IT) staff as necessary to accomplish upgrades for Navy MWR shore libraries.

Establishes library qualitative and quantitative standards for personnel, collections, equipment, facilities, services and programs and evaluates compliance annually.

Oversees contract administration, collection research and management, and ensures optimal user authentication and site performance for the MWR Digital Library.

Develops instructions, directives, manuals, desk guide and training aids for effective library system operations for Navy MWR.

Determines resource requirements and priorities, and prepares and justifies execution, Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and Fiscal Year Defense Plan (FYDP) budgets for direct Operations and Maintenance, Navy (O&MN) funds. Prepares non-appropriated fund (NAF) budget for headquarters library non-appropriated Uniform Funding and Management (UFM) cost center. Tracks execution of multiple lines of funding from CNIC, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) sources.

Directs and manages acquisition of library collections, materials, services and electronic resources. Manages all supporting IT documentation as required for systems and software acquisitions. Develops purchase agreements, statements of work, sole source justifications and identifies contracting vehicles as necessary. Serves a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for library contracts. Prepares payment documents and ensures proper accounting procedures and compliance with NAF and appropriated fund (APF) acquisition processes.

Conducts site visits to field library programs at Navy installations world-wide to assist staff development and review compliance with standards.

Assists field librarians develop and advocate for projects to accomplish necessary upgrades to furnishings and facilities. Works with Region and installation staff to confer on project plans and requirements to meet library standards.

Provides guidance and consulting services to staff commands, Naval War College, NAVSEA, Office of the Under Secretary for Defense (OUSD) Personnel and Readiness and military Service Library counterparts for collection research and fulfillment, coordination of higher level initiatives and collaboration to ensure efficiency and parity in operation of the military MWR Libraries.

Assesses training needs of field libraries and provides opportunities for professional librarian development.

Maintains liaison with other Federal agencies, and professional and educational organizations to further program objectives.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Air Force District of Washington, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.
Salary: $64,000 to $74,000

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
About the position:
This position will be assigned to the Library on JB Andrews .
This is a Regular Full Time (RFT) position with benefits (medical, dental, life insurance, retirement, 401(k), and annual/sick leave.
Relocation cost not funded

Responsibilities
Directs and oversees the library or information center functions. Accountable for the full scope of library operations including administration, management, technical, and public services. Responsible for collection management which includes the acquisition, organization, maintenance, preservation, and removal of materials for the collection. Performs original or modified descriptive cataloging, subject analysis, and classification of a wide variety of specialized information in all formats. Catalogs, classifies, and assigns subject headings to information resources using specialized cataloging systems. Searches reference materials, including on-line sources and the Internet, in order to locate unusual or unique reference information in response to customer requests. Functions as a liaison with user groups and establishes partnerships and builds networks with local, state, and regional organizations. Attends professional meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars that support library services which demonstrate practices that meet customer needs. Plan and deliver specialized programs, services, and/or exhibits. Completes cost estimates prior to ordering/purchasing library materials. Evaluates the effectiveness of automated services used by conducting studies and determining requirements that improve system operation. Conducts tours and orientations. Prepares how-to instructions for various services provided. Assists customers with conducting literature searches and catalog use. Writes operating procedures for automated library operations based on established policies. Responds to customer complaints and takes necessary action.

Develops marketing and publicity ideas that promote library programs that include outreach and publicity programs and special events. Tracks marketing program costs and evaluates program effectiveness. Develops budgets while establishing short and long range library plans. Establishes internal procurement and quality processes to ensure appropriate accountability for library acquisitions. Works with procurement office to develop purchase agreements and statements of work for various library services. Resolves problems with procurement activity, finance and accounting office, or vendor.

Performs supervisory responsibilities such as management of staff, recruitment, and training of personnel. Assigns work based on priorities and deadlines; consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments; and the capabilities of employees. Reviews work of subordinates for completion and adherence to established policies. Provides direction and continuous feedback on strengths and weaknesses, and holds employees responsible for satisfactory completion of work assignments. Delivers and advocates recognition for employee’s performance and contribution, using the full range of honorary and monetary awards.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11089872

Position: Digitization Services Coordinator
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Salary: $51,468-$64,336

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting department performs digitization operations for the University of Maryland, College Park Libraries, and seeks to be a leader in the region and professional community for process development, special format digitization, and peer education.

In support of these goals, the Digitization Services Coordinator manages the in-house digitization operations at the University of Maryland Libraries, in the Hornbake Digitization Center (HDC), the central location in which most textual, photographic, and audio materials are digitized, and in the Performing Arts Digitization Studio (PADS), the satellite space in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library for still image and audio digitization. The Coordinator manages people, projects, and relationships with collections managers. The Coordinator hires, trains, and supervises hourly student assistants or part-time contract staff to perform digitization work and quality control of all files and metadata. The Coordinator solicits and plans in-house digitization projects with relevant library staff. The individual manages and prioritizes short-term, user-initiated requests, and balances these with managing long-term projects. The Coordinator establishes quality assurance standards and manages quality control for all digital files and associated metadata records uploaded to all digital repositories. The individual provides oversight for all in-house digitization requests and projects, maintains digitization equipment, and reports production and inspection statistics. The Coordinator maintains updated digitization and file management procedural documentation, and creates documentation and instructions for in-house projects. The Coordinator assesses in-house digitization needs, is expected to remain current with evolving digitization standards and best practices, and will research development for expansion into additional formats.

For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/82092. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/email addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and best considered by April 26, 2021

EDUCATION:

Required:

Bachelor’s degree in related field by the start of employment
Preferred:

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education by the start of employment, or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant field can be substituted for two years of experience
Specialization in archives, preservation studies, digital curation, or special collections
People or project management continuing education
EXPERIENCE:

Required:

Four years of demonstrated digitization project management working in a cultural heritage institution or production management in a related field
One year of supervisory experience
Preferred:

One year working with special collections or archival materials
Experience using a digital repository (e.g. Fedora, DSpace, etc.)
Experience working with legacy media formats

Position: Africana Archivist
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $50,700 – $69,780

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

General summary/purpose:
The Sheridan Libraries welcome applications from creative, collaborative applicants for a newly created, full-time position of Africana Archivist (a three-year grant-funded appointment) in our special collections department.

Working closely with the Center for Africana Studies and the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts, the Africana Archivist will serve as a vital member of the team implementing a new Mellon Foundation-funded project, Inheritance Baltimore: Humanities and Arts Education for Black Liberation. A central goal of this three-year grant is to document and preserve the histories of local Black communities, often marginalized within or omitted from institutional archives. The Africana Archivist will be responsible for enhancing access to current Africana collections, helping to expand acquisitions and improve our acquisitions process, contributing to community archiving activities, and providing guidance to post-graduate archival and curatorial fellows.

The Sheridan Libraries inspire and advance research, teaching, and life-long intellectual growth by providing the distinctive collections, information and educational services, training, and facilities needed by affiliates and other researchers. As recognized world leaders in transforming the global information environment, the Sheridan Libraries are a strategic and integral asset in the university’s mission of creating, sharing, and preserving knowledge for the world.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Enhancing the description of and access to Special Collections’ current Africana archives;
  • Conducting outreach for the acquisition of new collections in ways that are collaborative with local Africana communities, and processing new collections;
  • Articulating this community-driven philosophy to project stakeholders, advising partners on community archives, and directing the off-campus community archives digitization lab;
  • Mentoring archival fellows, who will assist with outreach, processing, and stewardship responsibilities; as well as curatorial fellows, who will prepare exhibits, classes, and public programs with Africana materials;
  • Collaborating with other members of the Inheritance Baltimore team, including curators, faculty, and fellows, and work closely with community members and library staff.
  • This position requires travel to the communities served.

    Application Instructions:
    Applications and supporting materials must be submitted online. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter describing relevant experience and interests, a resume or C.V., and a statement that explains their philosophy of and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cultural record. We will ask finalists for the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin May 10, 2021 and continue until position is filled.

    A career at Johns Hopkins University is more than a job.

    For a complete job description, please visit our web site at http://jobs.jhu.edu. Qualified applicants should apply online at: https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Africana-Archivist-MD-21218/729545800/

Position: Central/SLRC Manager
Location: State Library Resource Center, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $77,607.00 – $98,375.00

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

DescriptionThe Pratt Library is in search of an innovative, passionate individual to serve functionally as the Manager for the State Library Resource Center Office.
This management position serves a diverse local and statewide customer base. If you feel that you meet the requirements or wish to learn more about this opportunity, we would like to hear from you!Summary of Duties

The Deputy Chief:

  • Provides direct administrative and management support to the Chief of Central/SLRC
  • Provides direct supervision and evaluation of assigned Central Library Subject Department Managers
  • Researches, coordinates and supports programs/projects for senior administrative staff
  • Ensures excellent customer service experience from staff with adherence to the Library’s mission and guidelines
  • Supervises the design and implementation of relevant programming and outreach to a broad and diverse statewide customer base
  • Develops relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs
  • Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team
  • Coordinates planning and project management related to the Library’s Strategic Plan and Annual
  • Participates in and may lead division meetings and work groups

Minimum QualificationsMaster’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university; at least five years of successful experience in a library management position, including at least two years of direct supervisory experience over professional library staff involving evaluation, discipline, hiring, and termination; knowledge of Maryland State Library Resource Center operations. The ability to travel in Maryland with personal transportation is required.  Must be available to work a flexible schedule including evening, Saturday, and Sunday hours. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment 
  • ability to work effectively with other libraries and outside organizations including the skills in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with library management, customers, and the statewide library community. 
  • knowledge of and experience in the principles of library organization and management
  • demonstrated knowledge and facility in using the Internet and web-based resources and office productivity software at basic to intermediate levels of proficiency is required.

Core Skills:

  • Application of existing and emerging technologies and their role in library services
  • Awareness of trends in library service and 21st century learning skills
  • Confident presentation skills with an emphasis on internal administrative and statewide audiences
  • Flexibility and collaboration
  • Understanding the role and influences of literacy e.g. information, digital inclusion, digital and media literacy

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Inspection Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Prestigious Federal Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking a qualified Librarian to perform quality control review on a variety of Law materials and collections at a prestigious federal library in Washington, DC. The Librarian will provide assistance to conduct a quality review of completed work in areas of processing collection receipts, collection maintenance, looseleaf filing, physical inventory, and binding preparation of law materials. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) position, benefited. The work must be performed on-site.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school is required
  • 2+ years of work experience in a library (Law preferred)
  • Experience in reviewing completed work for quality control
  • Knowledge of online catalogs, MARC records, and basic cataloging procedures for legal monographs and serials
  • Working knowledge of processing materials in various languages preferred
  • Strong attention to and ability to work with great detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and exceed fixed production quotas

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3cJboNi

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Reference and Reader Services Section)
Location: Reference and Reader Services Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Reference and Reader Services Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 199007.
The salary range reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
Fixed schedule from 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday, with occasional Saturdays, generally once per month, in the Manuscript Reading Room.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; observes workers’ performance; and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII). Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness and adheres to nondiscriminatory employment practices.

Plans, establishes, and directs a library reference program. Serves as head of and manages all aspects of service in the Manuscript Reading Room. Develops and implements policies and procedures governing public use of the division’s rare, valuable, fragile, and unique collections. Policies address the provision of reference service both in person and remotely via the Internet, telephone, fax, and postal mail. Assigns and directs reference work and ensures a high quality of service is provided to members of Congress, other libraries, professional organizations and institutions, scholars and members of the public. Acquires and provides inventory control of reference materials for the research use of division staff and public users. Manages the division’s interlibrary loan program and coordinates circulation policies. Works with the division’s chief and classified documents officer in developing and implementing policies and procedures for researcher use of government classified materials. In pursuing these duties must qualify for top security clearance. Plans, directs, and supervises security measures for the reading room. Develops and administers policies and procedures for access to restricted material and the prevention of theft and mutilation. Oversees contract security officer assigned in the reading room.

Serves on the division’s administrative team, ensuring coordination between the reference section and other units. Works closely with the chief on administration and establishment of long-range goals and objectives for the division. Recommends actions affecting budgets, staff, and space. Works closely with division managers and automation and processing staff to define requirements for automation support, including the creation and maintenance of the division’s presence on the Internet, via the division’s home page, the Library of Congress Online Catalog, online publications, finding aids, and other reference guides. Achieves scholarly knowledge of the division’s collections that includes an expert understanding of the major manuscript finding aids, registers, and other descriptive archival tools, an in-depth familiarity with the library’s holdings, and an extensive familiarity with the holdings in other institutions and collections.

Performs a broad range of technical information activities that require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require solving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Analyzes and responds to broad and complex researcher questions, requirements, and priorities related to historical and archival matters and suggests the most appropriate research strategies to implement. Directs researchers to the proper resource, service, specialist, or reading room. Conducts research and analysis on historical and archival topics in field of expertise, providing authoritative and definitive results. Defines and provides a framework for research activities, priorities, programs, and resources for the Reference and Reader Services Section of the Manuscript Division. Plans or participates in public programs, tours, and symposiums. Establishes, and maintains professional relationships with archivists, librarians, historians, documentary editors, and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Prepares articles for publication and presents papers at conferences.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Law Librarian II – Research and Instructional Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Salary: $58,424

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Essential Functions:

This position provides customized, multi-disciplinary reference and research services to the Library’s diverse patron community using a variety of communication methods. Designs and produces educational activities and materials for the Library’s patron community. Participates in the execution of collection development projects. Provides reference services as a sole librarian each Saturday.

Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science

Experience: One (1) year of professional experience in a library setting.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of library services, the legal system, and Maryland and federal government entities.
  • Ability to exhibit professional competencies for user services and law librarianship as described by the RUSA Task Force on Professional Competencies and the American Association of Law Libraries.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for training, teaching, and instruction design for individuals and groups, and the evaluation and measurement of training effects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to write, edit, and proofread content.
  • Knowledge of library and law-related catalogs, databases, and electronic information resources.
  • Ability to analyze complex legal research queries using a variety of resources, both print and digital.
  • Ability to assist a highly diverse population with their legal information needs via telephone, email or other written correspondence, and in-person dialogue.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to follow and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Ability to identify issues with library equipment and fix them or initiate servicing requests.

The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law. Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

The full announcement and application link can be found on the Judiciary Career Center (Job ID 6752).

Position: Associate Director of Informationist Services
Location: Johns Hopkins University/Welch Medical Library
Salary: $71,445 – $98,205 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
General Summary/Purpose:
Johns Hopkins University & Medicine is a world leader in advancing biomedical research, specifically in translational and data sciences, and precision medicine initiatives. With its top-ranked health sciences schools, affiliated hospitals, and health system, Johns Hopkins is setting the standard for excellence in education, clinical care, and global engagement to improve human health, and we are committed to creating a working and learning environment that embraces and supports diversity, inclusion, and health equity.

The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire an Associate Director of Informationist Services. This position is a member of the Library’s senior management team and is responsible for conceiving, planning, directing, and evaluating information services to faculty, staff, fellows, residents, and students in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System. Working in a complex, fast-paced, and distributed information delivery environment the successful applicant will collaborate with other senior managers in the overall development of information services. The goal of the department is to define and grow our deeply embedded library services while developing innovative information solutions to emerging opportunities to serve the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI). The information services of the department focus particularly on identifying and meeting needs for health information resources through performing needs assessments, identifying and addressing barriers to access, and the creation of strategic information partnerships between the librarians and staff of the Welch Medical Library and our large user community. This individual will lead the library’s Informationist team at the forefront of revitalizing the way information experts engage with the Johns Hopkins’ academic community and at a time when we are reshaping the way we work to meet the demands of a world changed by COVID-19. As a member of the Library’s senior management team, the Associate Director shares responsibility for determining the future course of the Welch Library, including both strategic and operational planning. This position reports to the Director of the Library.

For a full description of this position please visit https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Associate-Director-Informationist-Services-MD-21205/725404500/

Benefits include medical, dental, prescription drug plans, paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, and tuition remission. JHU provides a smoke-free and drug-free workplace. EOE/AAE/M/F/D

Requirements
MLS degree in library from an ALA-accredited library school, or library and information science degree.
5 years professional and progressively responsible management library experience.

Position: Informationist III (Librarian III)
Location: Johns Hopkins University/Welch Medical Library
Salary: $59,280 – $81,435 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
General summary/purpose:

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine is a world leader in advancing biomedical research, specifically in translational and data sciences, and precision medicine initiatives. With its top-ranked health sciences schools, affiliated hospitals, and health system, Johns Hopkins is setting the standard for excellence in education, clinical care, and global engagement to improve human health, and we are committed to creating a working and learning environment that embraces and supports diversity, inclusion, and health equity. The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire an informationist to continue to provide and grow our deeply embedded library services while developing innovative information solutions to emerging opportunities to serve the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. This informationist will work as an information expert alongside faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students in assigned departments in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System.

The successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a flexible, fast-paced work environment to build partnerships with user communities primarily engaged in clinical and academic medicine, nursing, and public health research, and develop new services and curricula to meet evolving users needs. They will also have a demonstrated track record of self-motivation, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, and a personal commitment to excellence and innovation. This individual will join the library’s Informationist team at the forefront of revitalizing the way information experts engage with the Johns Hopkins’ academic community and at a time when we are reshaping the way we work to meet the demands of a world changed by COVID-19. The team is currently embedded in the medical, public health and nursing curricula and has targeted outreach in graduate medical education. The position reports to the Associate Director of Informationist Services.

For the full job description or to apply for this position (#50457), please visit our website – https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Librarian-III-MD-21205/720188200/

Benefits include medical, dental, prescription drug plans, paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, and tuition remission. JHU provides a smoke-free and drug-free workplace. EOE/AAE/M/F/D

Requirements
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and information science.
3 years of professional library experience working in an academic health sciences or biomedical library or affiliated clinical/research environment.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Director of Research & Reference Services
Location: Venable LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Venable is seeking a Director of Research & Reference Services to support the firm in the creation of vision, strategy, and implementation of policies and procedures for the firm’s lawyers and allied professionals. The Director will ensure the department develops and provides business solutions for research and reference utilization that fully support internal and external client needs.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Leading firmwide team of research and reference professionals, promoting an environment of proactivity, collaboration, teamwork, and accountability.
  • Directing all activities for research and reference collection development and maintenance, including the acquisition of research and reference materials and sources. Reviewing, evaluating, and recommending new research materials/resources for firm utilization.
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures as it relates to circulation & catalog maintenance, the firm’s internal and external loan programs, and general library practices.
  • Managing research and reference budget within established firm financial policies and budget guidelines; developing a cost reduction strategy and realign tools by eliminating redundancy, maximizing the use of online versions and/or renegotiating vendor agreements.
  • Overseeing maintenance of subject classifications and collection catalogs, as well as, the inclusion of new materials.
  • Researching, evaluating, and advocating for emerging technologies and resources.
  • Developing practice area specialties, liaise with Marketing and Business Development departments, support firm competitive intelligence research, and maintain proper risk management standards.
  • Ensuring department awareness and education/training on developments in legal research, technology, information management, and other developments related to law research and reference operations.

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Masters level degree in Library Science (MLS, MLIS, MSI) or equivalent
  • Minimum of eight years of progressive research and reference management experience, including experience managing a team of staff. Law firm industry experience preferred but not required.
  • Thorough knowledge of professional research and reference science concepts, principles, and associated methodologies. Experience overseeing the research and reference collection, including developing and managing policies/procedures relating to acquisition, circulation and general maintenance of research and reference materials.
  • Thorough understanding of various technology platforms used within the operations and utilization of Library resources for research and reference work, i.e. Sydney/Lucidea, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing to budgets; analyzing costs and identifying appropriate ways to mitigate increases and make best use of available resources.
  • Desire to work in a collaborative manner and lead through change to ensure a cohesive and a positive results-oriented approach.
  • Proven experience and strong focus on client service and responsiveness for internal and external clients.
  • Experience managing vendors, negotiating contracts, and ensuring terms and service meet the needs of the organization.
  • Experience developing training programs for research and reference resources.
  • Experience conducting resource needs assessments and developing mid and long-range plans for maintaining a high service levels while managing costs to include the presentation of ideas and persuading others to see value of new ideas

We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service; continuous learning, innovation and improvement; collaboration; and building human capital.

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: Perkins Coie LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Perkins Coie LLP has an immediate opening for a Research Services Librarian. This position will provide support for a very busy reference desk. Duties will include research and attorney outreach, as well as management of time billing entries and cost recovery. Additional tasks supporting Collection & Digital Services or Knowledge Management may be assigned. We operate in a centralized environment to increase consistency and efficiency, while providing the same level of excellent service to attorneys and staff in all offices. The reference librarian must have excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with stakeholders, including attorneys and firm leadership. The ability to handle multiple complex research projects with minimal supervision, attention to detail, and strong teamwork skills are required.

Locations include Washington, DC.

See the full job description and apply at: https://perkinscoie.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/perkinscoieexternal/job/Seattle/Librarian_R0001955

Position: Senior Research Analyst/Legal Researcher
Location: Steptoe

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Steptoe, an AmLaw100 firm, is seeking an experienced researcher to join its highly collaborative Research & Information Services Department. As a member of our professional research team, this position will support ongoing cases and business development initiatives, working with attorneys and staff in all firm departments. We are looking for a skilled and creative researcher—an individual with demonstrated expertise using general CALR services, specialized databases, analytic platforms, and docketing, news, and open web sources. Substantive knowledge of the law and legal bibliography is required, as are strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize and concisely deliver complex results. Other responsibilities will include providing current awareness services and participating in training programs, and knowledge initiatives. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and document management systems is required. Minimum qualifications include a four year degree, at least five years of substantive research experience, a JD or MLS (both degrees are strongly preferred),and a commitment to customer service. The position assumes the ability to work remotely in a fast- paced environment, both collaboratively with other researchers and individually.

The ideal candidate will be based in the firm’s DC office, but we may consider applicants who can reside in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, or New York office.

Please send cover letter with your resume.

Link to apply: https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=333

Steptoe is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.

Position: Analyst in Financial Economics (Financial Technology)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division seeks an Analyst in Financial Economics (Financial Technology) to join its Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Macroeconomic Policy Section. The analyst will serve the United States Congress by providing in-depth research and analysis on policy issues pertinent to U.S. financial markets, financial regulation and financial technology, and may support research analyses undertaken throughout CRS.

Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will have experience that blends a broad understanding of economics and public policy with detailed knowledge of U.S. financial markets and financial regulation, particularly financial technology, cybersecurity, securities regulation and related financial markets and industries. The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to link knowledge of these principles and policies with each step of the legislative process. Strong writing, research, data analysis, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work on a collaborative team.

Candidates with experience explaining principles, practices, and legislative options related to policy issues pertinent to U.S. financial markets, financial regulation, and financial technology in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise and/or providing sophisticated economic analysis to congressional staff and Members are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates will possess expertise in financial technology relating to securities markets and their regulation, but may support research analyses undertaken in other related issue areas throughout CRS.

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

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

Analyst duties include:

Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The analyst is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

Position: Analyst in Small Business and Economic Development Policy
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division seeks an Analyst in Small Business and Economic Development Policy to join its Federalism and Emergency Management Section. The analyst will serve the United States Congress by providing in-depth research and analysis on policy issues pertinent to small business and economic development, federal contracting preferences, business development, and technical assistance programs, and may support research throughout CRS.

Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will have experience conducting applied analysis that blends a background in economic development policy with detailed knowledge of small business development programs and principles, including federal contracting preferences. State and/or local planning experience and expertise connecting this experience to federal policy and programs is preferred. Specifically, the successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to link knowledge of these principles, policies, and programs with each step of the legislative process. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to draw from a multidisciplinary background to provide rigorous policy analysis for some of the most complex issues for Congress. Strong policy research, writing, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Candidates with experience explaining complex policies, programs, and economic principles in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise are encouraged to apply.

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

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

Analyst duties include:

Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library and Research Supervisor – LAC Group
Location: Washington DC metro Area

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking a Library and Research Supervisor for a prestigious law firm located in the Washington DC metro area. The Library and Research Supervisor position will be responsible for managing the research staff as well as providing research and reference to all areas of the firm. They will also be responsible for training and evaluating information resources. This is a full-time, benefitted position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the DC office and virtual staff in the areas of research, reference and knowledge services.
  • Utilize research databases, print materials and online resources to fulfill requests from attorneys and staff.
  • Research and evaluate new information resources tools and services.
  • Monitor, coordinate and complete internal research requests throughout the Firm.
  • Train and provide research and library services orientation to Firm’s attorneys and staff.
  • Coordinate, monitor and update information for the Firm’s websites.
  • Assist in developing departmental budget and monitoring invoices and vendor payments.
  • Assist Department Manager in staffing decisions including sourcing, interviewing and selection of candidates.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2+ years of library research supervisor experience in a law firm environment or similar is strongly preferred. At least 4 years of experience as a senior law or research librarian is required.
  • An MLIS from an accredited university is required.
  • Strong knowledge of research tools including Lexis, WestLaw, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, etc. is required.
  • Experience with Knowledge Management, legal research, reference and web page authoring is required.

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3lPinaE

Position: Technology Services Librarian
Location: U.S. Courts
Salary: $58,189 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Circuit Library of the D.C. Circuit is comprised of one headquarters library located in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities
The Technology Services Librarian provides technical, operational, and customer service support in the equally weighted functions of legal resources procurement, cataloging, information discovery, creation of digital repositories, evaluation and implementation of emerging technology products, and creation of both traditional and innovative interactive user services, for the purpose of maintaining a well-organized and accessible court library system in the circuit. The Circuit Library serves the judges, law clerks, and court executives for the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and appellate offices. This is a full-time, permanent position.

Major Duties

Manages subscriptions and prepare orders for the purchase of materials, based on collection development decisions of the Circuit Librarian. Catalogs and classifies materials utilizing the Library of Congress classification system. Resolves acquisition issues and coordinates with vendors. Monitors the library’s SirsiDynix Integrated Library System to ensure the integrity of the system’s data and the timely generation of accurate reports. When necessary, manages periodic system upgrades and troubleshoots occasional system errors. Adopts and maintains discovery systems. Improves user discoverability, staff usability, and intelligent collection development statistics. Builds interactive experiences through websites, mobile apps, branded email, and electronic and physical newsletters. Creates digital repositories. Creates and manages metadata for digital collections. Maintains current awareness of new and emerging technology resources to support the research and procurement functions of the Circuit Library. Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the Circuit Librarian. Assists the Circuit Librarian in the delivery of digital services to all library users and library staff. Advises in all aspects of digital delivery needs, objectives, and capabilities. As assigned by Circuit Librarian, directs special digital projects, which includes addressing any unique issues related to digital products and services. In consultation with the Circuit Librarian, assists with the library’s intranet presence for the circuit. Provides advice on the development of judiciary-wide policies by serving on various working groups and/or focus groups. Assists the Circuit Librarian with designing and managing the library’s current awareness services. Performs all other tasks as assigned by the Circuit Librarian.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is locate in the Reference Section, Serial & Government Publications Division, General & International Collections Directorate, Library Services. The Serial and Government Publications Division serves as a primary access point for a wide variety of serial collections and is responsible for the development and management of its custodial collections.

The position description number for this position is 132599.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

Provides basic legal and legislative reference services utilizing on-line and in-print resources. Inquiries are received by telephone, in person, or in writing. Identifies primary and secondary source legal information relative to United States federal and state legal and legislative proposals utilizing finding aids, on-line services, general and government publications, catalogs and directories.

Reviews a variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas by subjects, publication format or geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and formats.

Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Makes recommendations to fill in gaps in custodial collections. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation and regulations governing use and handling of custodial materials.

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

Assists in the management of a limited size law collection within a larger library, such as legal research materials on federal laws, business and economics, or public administration; or a contractor reading room.

Participates in the formulation of plans for collection development limited to developing factual data, such as usage statistics for certain journals or books. Provides assistance in investigating minor library collections problems issues, or questions to recommend solutions or courses of action, such as recommending alternative titles to and the removal of titles from assigned portions of the Law Library reference collections.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity where needs are determined easily from interviews and written requests. Reviews the professional literature and reference guides, and makes recommendations for additions to the reading room reference collection and for library-wide licensed databases applicable to newspaper1 periodical, or government document reference service.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Analyst in Industrial Organization and Business (Industrial Innovation)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Industrial Organization and Business. The analyst will cover industrial processes focusing on advanced manufacturing. The candidate should understand all facets of these areas including the manufacturing sector and related federal policy concerns. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

Responsibilities
The analyst will cover industrial processes focusing on advanced manufacturing. The candidate should understand all facets of advanced manufacturing and the manufacturing sector and related federal policy concerns. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with industrial processes with an emphasis on advanced manufacturing and related federal policy concerns. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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

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

Analyst duties include:

Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

Six Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Technology Services Librarian
Location: United States Courts of the District of Columbia Circuit

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Circuit Library of the D.C. Circuit is comprised of one headquarters library located in Washington, D.C. The Technology Services Librarian provides technical, operational, and customer service support in the equally weighted functions of legal resources procurement, cataloging, information discovery, creation of digital repositories, evaluation and implementation of emerging technology products, and creation of both traditional and innovative interactive user services, for the purpose of maintaining a well-organized and accessible court library system in the circuit. The Circuit Library serves the judges, law clerks, and court executives for the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and appellate offices. This is a full-time, permanent position.

Representative Duties

  • Manages subscriptions and prepare orders for the purchase of materials.
  • Catalogs and classifies materials utilizing the Library of Congress classification system.
  • Resolves acquisition issues and coordinates with vendors.
  • Monitors the library’s SirsiDynix Integrated Library System to ensure the integrity of the system’s data and the timely generation of accurate reports. When necessary, manages periodic system upgrades and troubleshoots occasional system errors.
  • Adopts and maintains discovery systems.
  • Improves user discoverability, staff usability, and intelligent collection development statistics.
  • Builds interactive experiences through websites, mobile apps, branded email, and electronic and physical newsletters.
  • Creates digital repositories.
  • Creates and manages metadata for digital collections.
  • Maintains current awareness of new and emerging technology resources to support the research and procurement functions of the Circuit Library.
  • Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations.
  • Assists in the delivery of digital services to all library users and library staff. Advises in all aspects of digital delivery needs, objectives, and capabilities. Assists with special digital projects, which includes addressing any unique issues related to digital products and services. Assists with the library’s intranet presence for the circuit.
  • Provides advice on the development of judiciary-wide policies by serving on various working groups and/or focus groups.
  • Assists with designing and managing the library’s current awareness services.
  • Performs all other tasks as assigned by the Circuit Librarian.
  • Required Qualifications

CL-27: Applicants must have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible and successful law library experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at CL-27.
CL-28: Applicants must have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible and successful law library experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at CL-28.
A comprehensive understanding of library operations and systems, including OCLC and SirsiDynix ILS or a similar integrated library system.
Experience in library technical services.
Knowledge of current cataloging principles and best practices.
Knowledge of legal research resources and legal bibliography. Familiarity with Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and other digital resources.
Knowledge of discovery products and other digital products relevant to the successful operation of a law library.
Excellent analytical skill, oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a committed customer-service orientation.
Effective training skills, utilizing both virtual programs and in-person training techniques.
Experience working with web design and electronic publishing software.
Desirable Qualifications

A second degree or certification in computer programming, web design, graphic design, or any other related technical area.
Knowledge of the federal judiciary’s financial accounting system (JIFMS)
Conditions of Employment

Applicants must be a United States citizen or eligible to work in the United States. Employees of the federal courts are excepted service appointments. Excepted service appointments are “at will” and may be terminated with or without good cause by the Court. All applicant information is subject to verification. The candidate selected for the position will be hired provisionally pending the results of a background investigation. Direct deposit of pay is required. Information about benefits is available at http://www.uscourts.gov/careers/benefits.

Position: Librarian (Technical Services)
Location: Government Publishing Office
Salary: $60,129 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The Selectee will work shift 1 .

This position is located in Library Services and Content Management (LSCM), Library Technical Services (LTIS).

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

Responsibilities

  • Life cycle management of Federal Government publications: performs a wide variety of technical services tasks associated with all aspects of life cycle management of government information within LTS.
  • Work specifically requires the incumbent to learn workflows including processes and procedures associated with content acquisitions, bibliographic control, library technical services support, serials management and quality control.
  • Content Acquisitions: identifies appropriate Federal Government information resources (monographs, serials, and other formats) to be acquired for all Programs in LSCM.
  • Performs outreach functions, including contacting agencies and monitoring agency Web sites, in order to identify, acquire and process Federal Government information products.
  • Catalogs U.S. Government publications in tangible and electronic formats. In doing so, incumbent performs original and derived (copy cataloging) to include descriptive and subject cataloging, PURL assignments, and archiving tasks.
  • Uses the Integrated Library System (ILS) , including the acquisitions, bibliographic control and serials modules and other services associated with ILS (OPAC-Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, http://catalog.gpo.gov).
  • Performs classification of acquired information products using the Superintendent of Documents classification system and assigns Federal depository item numbers for Federal Depository Library acquisitions purposes.
  • Uses knowledge of library technical service processes to make contributions to improve library technical services (LTS) operations.
  • Serials Management: identifies information products that are serials and processes accordingly.
  • Under direction of the Administrative Librarian for Serials, works to resolve routine problems in serials control involving bibliographic records and holdings.
  • Customer Outreach: handles inquiries from libraries in the FDLP via Ask-GPO by researching and answering questions concerning issues related to acquisitions, cataloging, serials control and information product processing.
  • Perform Team Assignments: serves on cross-organizational teams and works on projects and tasks assignments related to application/tool development, quality control and business process improvement initiatives.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Loan and Reader Registration Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Loan and Reader Registration Section, Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 400742.

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

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters.

Plans, establishes, and directs library programs such as collection development, reference, and research. Serves as an expert in managing general reference and research methodology to effectively and efficiently provide information services to a diverse and demanding clientele. Manages the Reader Registration Team and supervises the Loan Team with the responsibility of overseeing Interlibrary Loan and service to Congress.

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and/or experts outside the agency, both domestic and international to resolve reference issues. Keeps abreast of new developments in reference and in scholarly methods, techniques, resources, and concerns.

Reports orally and in writing to the Chief on new trends in reference and scholarship, and recommends changes or improvements in the Library’s services to its users. Provide research services for users that involve not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating the information itself. Activities require substantial depth of analysis to access information. Serve as an arbiter of policies and regulations concerning the reading room. Provide technical expertise in a specific area or on operational procedures.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with scholars and academicians, librarians and other information specialists in order to share resources and information. Represents the Division in security planning that affects Division reading rooms. Provides consultative services with respect to use of informational services and products.

Plans and manages complex projects related to modernization of two major Library-wide systems called ILLiad/OCLC WorldShare and Reader Manager, working closely with senior staff in other service units such as OCIO. Serves as the principal contact and automation leader for two agency-wide systems. Reviews and edits the contract and implements upgrades on behalf of the 15 divisions that lend collection materials to other libraries. A recognized national expert in this field, the position manages the Reader Manager and represents 15 divisions with reading rooms; coordinates with senior IT staff and security contractors. Contributes to the IT Contingency Plan used to maintain access to the Reader Registration system.

Position: Conservator (Paper)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Paper Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 253063.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Serves as a conservation specialist in paper conservation. Responsible for most aspects of conservation treatment on a limited range of library materials with basic conservation needs that could display some degree of complexity. Demonstrates a growing knowledge, and continued development of highly refined manual skills and judgment concerning conservation treatment.

Assesses specific types of collections that have been designated by senior conservation staff to be surveyed for their preservation needs. Examines collection items to determine their condition and composition. Establishes written and photographic documentation of the object condition prior to treatment and drafts written treatment proposals for review by supervisor. Works in collaboration with senior staff to solicit and receive custodial division’s agreement on treatment proposal and later variance(s).

In the course of examination and treatment, performs specific chemical tests and analytical techniques under the guidance of senior conservation staff to identify and/or determine condition and composition of materials used in the composition and manufacture of library materials. Implements newly developed conservation treatment techniques if existing treatment options do not address the condition of the artifact sufficiently and reports results to the supervisory conservator. Interprets and incorporates the results of testing and analysis in condition reports and treatment plans based on an understanding of the chemistry of the materials and history and technology of their manufacture.

Participates in larger conservation or preservation efforts, including projects that involve other Division staff members, Preservation Directorate staff, interns, and volunteers, as well as representatives from custodial units, with varying skill and knowledge levels. Assists conservation liaisons to custodial units to assess short-term and long-term collection conservation needs and in the implementation of the annual work plan.

Provides data regarding production and other services to Supervisory Conservator in an continuing effort by the Conservation Division and the Preservation Directorate to provide information to the custodial units, the Library of Congress, members of Congress, and the public.

Position: Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Conversion Team, Digitization Services Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 169139.

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

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Candidates should have knowledge of international trade and finance, familiarity with the research process, and knowledge of the research materials and tools used in social science research.

Candidates must be able to work as part of a collaborative team and must exhibit the intellectual flexibility and broad research skills set that facilitate effective work across a wide spectrum of international trade and finance issues.

Illustrative programs of study include economics, public policy or related discipline with coursework in international trade and finance or equivalent work experience.

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

Duties include:

  • Reviewing and evaluating professional journal articles, agency documents, and other analyses for authoritativeness, relevance, and currency. Preparing abstracts of these descriptive and/or analytical materials, summarizing their key findings, methodologies employed, and other relevant information.
  • Participating in group efforts on research projects as a member of a collaborative team and undertaking research and data analytical tasks in support of the development of an array of analytical and descriptive products or components. Illustrative tasks might include: tracking congressional hearings and bills in specific areas; culling, synthesizing, and tracking state policies; fact checking and other quality control; building and maintaining a database of (specific) program authorizations and appropriations; and, for active legislation, developing and managing a database of amendments and conference documents.
  • Preparing materials for use at consultations, briefings, and seminars for congressional clients. Attending consultations, briefings, seminars, and outreach activities to gain familiarity with CRS’s information and analytic capabilities, recording questions, gauging audience engagement, and capturing audience suggestions for future sessions.
  • Creating and populating databases and spreadsheets, reformatting and standardizing data from different sources, and performing data input, calculations, and analysis. Training colleagues and/or instructing staff on the content, nature, and use of division data resources.
  • Formatting a range of tables, graphs, images, and other insertions to CRS products, reviewing and verifying this content for accuracy and completeness. Updating statistics in CRS reports or other general distribution products. Recommending quality control procedures and making suggestions to improve and enhance these insertions to CRS products.
  • Locating, extracting, collecting, and/or compiling quantitative data and other information; evaluating data for accuracy, relevance, authoritativeness, and usefulness; in some cases, cleaning and manipulating quantitative data through programming using SAS, STATA, or Excel.

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

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

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 308062.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Research Assistant, International Trade and Finance
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the science, theories, concepts, principles, issues, and/or practices of risk reduction and resilience policy related to natural hazards, such as drought, wildfire, coastal and inland flooding, extreme weather, and/or earthquakes. This includes knowledge of the science, technological approaches, history, trends, and current status of natural resources policy, with a focus on risk reduction and resilience from natural hazards, and interrelationships of federal programs and policies with the positions of key state, industry, academic, and nongovernmental stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research, able to identify implications of scientific data and draw appropriate conclusions, and familiar with policy related to issues of risk reduction and resilience related to natural hazards. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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

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

Analyst duties include:

Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time

The position description number for this position is 4748.

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.

Applicants who are referred for interview will be required to submit a completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Electronic Services Librarian
Location: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the direction of the Senior Research Technology Manager, the Electronic Services Librarian is responsible for supporting firm access to electronic resources, including research request database support, resource and connectivity troubleshooting, online usage statistics analysis, and current awareness processes.  This position also develops and supports standardized processes involving the evaluation of new technology by researchers and appropriate internal groups, and identifies the devises improved protocols establishing and maintaining electronic services workflow operations.

Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility for upkeep and troubleshooting of Quest research request database, and serves as liaison with Quest technical support and internal IS as issues arise
  • Utilizing Quest, gathers statistics and creates reports in order to determine trends in the usage of resources in order to support digital collection decision-making and identify training opportunities
  • Using SharePoint, edits, builds, and maintains format and content of L&RS pages on firm intranet (Connexus), including organizing and enhancing practice specific content pages, developing more self-service functions using the L&RS pages and ensuring resource awareness; collaborates with members of the global team in this effort as well
  • Monitors functionality of content on Westlaw and Lexis’ e-libraries residing on intranet; with input from the research team, works directly with the vendors to ensure content is added or modified as needed
  • Looks for opportunities for and adds APIs to knowledge systems in order to increase efficiencies; conducts due diligence on APIs to ensure compatibility with internal systems
  • With input from the Senior Technology Systems Manager, establishes and standardizes current awareness processes/procedures, setting up alerts for news, litigation, legislation, etc in support of attorneys’ ongoing information needs; monitors and curates alerts utilizing news aggregators and other tools, working and coordinating related to this effort with designated global team members; works with Research Specialist on any issues related to access
  • Serves as liaison to NewsDesk and InfoNgen technical support and partners with internal IS on system improvements and issues related to current awareness tools
  • Works with Senior Operations Manager to gain proficiency with the Research Monitor (RM) internet tracking tool and serves as partner in monitoring and reporting usage; runs reports on usage trends; assists with establishing mobile functions of RM and rollout
  • Serves as liaison with vendor technical support and internal IS support
  • Keeps current on new technologies and applications; communicates to Senior Research Technology Manager on any that may be of interest to Firm to support practices
  • Schedules periodic testing and updating of links to e-resources; coordinates testing of new electronic information products with research team and other appropriate groups
  • Participates in LRS team meetings and calls
  • Establishes goals supporting the L&RS vision
  • Assists with broader knowledge management initiatives as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Expertise in the use of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Proven experience with process improvement and/or project management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of electronic information resources (databases, internet, e-books) and print resources
  • Facility with SharePoint
  • Facility with technical aspects of research request managers
  • Facility with statistical reporting
  • Knowledge of basic legal research processes
  • Familiarity with online legal research platforms: Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, and Wolters Kluwer’s Cheetah
  • Ability to deal professionally and communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with internal and external clients on all levels
  • Excellent organizational skills including ability to organize large amounts of electronic data and to make this data easy to search, retrieve, export and report from
  • Well-developed analytical and resourceful problem solving abilities
  • Proven ability to pay close attention to detail essential
  • Must be highly motivated, possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team with both local and geographically diverse staff
  • Must be flexible enough to adjust to changing projects and priorities
  • Requires the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled

Travel

No travel is required for this position.

Education/Experience/Certification

  • Master’s degree or equivalent required
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience with online reference and/or information systems, preferably in a law library
  • Law firm library experience a plus.

Benefits

BCLP offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance coverage, life insurance, and retirement plans.  We also provide eligible employees flexible time off plans including paid Parental leave, Paid Time Off (PTO), and paid holidays.

Position: Research & Knowledge Supervisor
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing.

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Supervisor to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Supervisor will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supervises the daily activities of the Washington, DC office R&KS professional staff both in the office and remotely.
  • Provides cost effective research services using databases, print sources, and outside sources.
  • Contributes to development and organization of research materials in the R&KS department.
  • Evaluates new and updated versions of online and print information resources.
  • Perfects research skills using online and print sources, incorporating new technology.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Monitors requests during off hours and coordinates with professional staff in all offices to complete pending requests.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Educates attorneys and professional staff about R&KS department services.
  • Conducts department orientation for new and lateral attorneys.
  • Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to select, maintain and update content for practice area websites.
  • Keeps attorneys aware of new developments in their practice areas.
  • Coordinates the payment of invoices for products and services for the Washington, DC  R&KS operations. Assists Manager in developing and monitoring the department budget.
  • Ensures current knowledge of Firm policies and practices for professional staff, current knowledge of industry trends, and continued professional development for professional staff.
  • Ensures appropriate professional staffing levels for R&KS department.  Participates in the interviewing, selection and training process for department professional staff on industry-specific and department processes.
  • Recommends and implements changes and improvements in methods and procedures for higher level management.
  • Monitors professional staff time, attendance, and expense reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with Firm policies.
  • Recommends and participates in disciplinary procedures in collaboration with the department Manager and Human Resources.
  • Effectively utilizes the Firm’s performance management process to communicate performance expectations, monitor performance, coach employees, and manage unsatisfactory performance.
  • Effectively addresses and resolves work-related problems and/or conflicts that arise among the department professional staff.
  • Communicates departmental guidelines and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Current knowledge of research and KM best practices, trends and techniques.
  • Thorough understanding of legal, business and related information sources.
  • Expertise using online research systems including: Deal Point Data, Securities Mosaic, ThomsonOne, LexisNexis, Westlaw Edge, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, Intelligize, Fastcase, PLI, etc.
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems.
  • Proven ability to use web page authoring tools.
  • Ability to effectively supervise others and employ coaching and problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to administer Firm policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of six years related experience in a legal or corporate information center with a minimum of two years supervisory or leadership experience.

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories).  For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.

Apply at this link: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/washington-dc/research-and-knowledge-supervisor#main-content

Position: Law Librarian
Location: LAC Group for FMSHRC, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing.

LAC Group is seeking a  Law Librarian with experience performing research in the fields of mining and administrative law, including Federal and administrative cases, statutory and regulatory law, legislative and regulatory history, and other areas and related topics impacting the work of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC). The Librarian will be responsible for maintaining the Library’s SharePoint site, providing specialized reference services, maintaining and developing the digital and physical collections, training and educating staff, and collaborating with the Library Committee. This is a part time position (24 hours a week) and will initially be performed remotely due to COVID restrictions, but later work will be performed onsite at the downtown DC office.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide general, legal, and legislative reference services using expert knowledge, published and unpublished sources, and electronic databases.
  • Develop and maintain Library SharePoint site
  • Retrieve and disseminate appellate filings from Pacer.
  • Evaluate the authoritativeness, currency, and relevance of specialized information available on FMSHRC-related issues.
  • Manage electronic subscriptions and vendor relations.
  • Curate, maintain, and distribute FMSHRC’s Digital Assets. 
  • Assist in library collection maintenance including: acquisitions; serials processing; shelving multiple formats of legal and other research materials; weeding superseded materials; shifting contents of shelves as needed; and ensuring that the library’s physical collection is consistent with the electronic inventory.
  • Review the veracity of the online library catalog; edit and verify catalog records for conformance with collection and established cataloging policies.
  • Monitor library ordering and purchasing; maintain a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for coordination with the Office of the Executive Director (OED).
  • Monitor preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards.
  • Identify superseded materials; dispose of such material in line with Federal rules and regulations.
  • Review brochures, websites, catalogs, and other sources for possible acquisition; assess materials acquired from different sources and identify the need for new subscriptions and renewals.
  • Train FMSHRC staff in one-on-one or group instruction formats, via in-person, teleconference, or recorded sessions.
  • Promote useful research tools and strategies to agency staff
  • Prepare a library column for submission to FMSHRC’s newsletter “The Scoop.”
  • Monitor relevant newsfeeds and other sources for inclusion on library intranet/SharePoint pages and/or distribution to agency employees.
  • Attend library committee meetings; keep the Committee informed of library activities, make recommendations,and respond to Committee concerns.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a certificate in Law Librarianship

OR

Three years as a professional law librarian

  • Demonstrated knowledge of mining law
  • Solid understanding of legal documentation
  • Expert SharePoint skills
  • Experience with online legal research portals including Lexis, Westlaw and Hein
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues applying information technology to libraries and law practice
  • At least 2 years of experience with vendor management, database and web technology within a law or business library
  • Knowledgeable in integrated library management systems with proficiency in online research and legal databases
  • Ability to learn quickly and work with multiple groups
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience training users in searching and use of legal databases
  • Experience with library collection maintenance, both physical and digital

Desired

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree

Apply at this link: https://www.libgig.com/careers/law-librarian-lac-group/a0E1H00001Nu1E3UAJ/

Position: Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist
Location: Digital Conversion Team, Digitization Services Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Conversion Team, Digitization Services Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 169139.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Responsibilities

Assesses program effectiveness or the improvement of complex digital conversion and management processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues that affect critical aspects of the major programs of The Library of Congress. As an expert on long-range planning, recommends and participates in developing strategies for Implementing planning for major digital conversion projects and programs. Recommends short- and long-range goals of the organization, develops detailed plans for implementing them, and oversees implementation of the goals in subordinate organizations. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends action to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate. Determines if adjustments or changes in objectives or emphasis are needed in organization functions. Recommends organizational or process changes to ensure maximum mission effectiveness in furtherance of the Library’s strategic goals.

Provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and problems associated with agency-wide IT programs. Researches new developments in library and information technologies, particularly as they apply to the electronic dissemination of information. Based on digital library trends, operations, and changing program requirements, identifies relevant issues to management. Collects, analyzes and evaluates relevant digital reference stakeholder, technical and programmatic information from varied sources inside and outside the Library and makes authoritative recommendations to management.

Supervises a group of employees performing work primarily at the GS-12 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the Digital Conversion Team. Provides administrative, technical and managerial support to the Director, Collections and Services, for the administration and management of digital conversion activities throughout Collections and Services Divisions.

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

Serves as advisor and principal liaison to the Director, Collections and Services on all matters pertaining to digital conversion activities and, as needed, other digital library initiatives under the purview of the Director. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Library management staff at multiple levels and across service unit lines on digital conversion and other digital library activities, in furtherance of the Library’s strategic goals. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, IT and digital conversion specialists in order to share resources and information. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Communicates with digital conversion specialists throughout the Library. Coordinates digital conversion activities with specialists in other Divisions. Directorates and Service Units. Works collaboratively inside and outside the project team and program areas to facilitate and encourage the development and implementation of institution-wide and national best practices and standards. Communicates orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical staff concerning multimedia digital service and access activities. Attends conferences/meetings to make presentations or for professional development to keep abreast of current trends in technology.


Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director, Library and Learning Resources
Location: Prince George’s Community College

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Assumes administrative responsibility for the operation of the College’s Library and Learning Resources (LLR), consisting of the Library, English Lab, Mathematics Learning Center, and the Tutoring and Writing Centers, in support of the needs of credit and continuing education students. Leads in the exploration and adoption of innovations in library and tutoring services and in new methods of resource and service delivery. Leads efforts to inspire and encourage participation by departments and recruit faculty to develop, adopt, and/or assess open educational resources. Establishes appropriate liaison relationships with internal and external partners. Guides LLR participation in the strategic planning process. Develops and manages human, programmatic, and fiscal resources in support of the missions of LLR and the College.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent, from an ALA accredited program.
  2. Minimum of three years of progressive management and supervisory knowledge and experience.
  3. Minimum of five years’ supervisory experience in an academic library, preferably at a community college.
  4. Experience managing large projects, including documented grant experience.
  5. Experience in outreach and collaboration regarding open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright and intellectual property with faculty and students.
  6. Experience with evaluating an Intergraded Library System/library management system (ILS/LMS), and working with vendors through the procurement process.
  7. Training or experience in instructional design principles, pedagogy, curriculum development, assessment, teaching with technology, and learning management systems.
  8. Experience with developing strategic plans and maintaining budgets.

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  1. Knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of college library and tutoring services.
  2. Knowledge of college library materials and resources.
  3. Knowledge of issues in open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright and intellectual property.
  4. Knowledge of instructional and/or curriculum design in higher educational settings and implications for online teaching.
  5. Knowledge of the challenges facing the library field in the 21st century.
  6. Skilled in creating and implementing college library programs and services.
  7. Ability to think analytically and to develop new or revised systems, procedures, and work flow.
  8. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  9. Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
  10. Ability to make administrative decisions, interpret policies, and supervise staff.
  11. Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, faculty, administrators, and other community agencies and the public.
  12. Ability to coordinate the work of diverse people in multiple departments with differing personalities.
  13. Ability to articulate a vision to move the Library forward.
  14. Ability to lead, motivate, and support teams to work collaboratively.
  15. Ability to work with diverse college units and external partners.
  16. Ability to understand barriers presented to students, including issues of functional, media, information, and technological literacy.
  17. Job Requirements
  18. Must be able to work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on department needs.
  19. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  20. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  21. A limited background investigation will be conducted prior to offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Maritime Intelligence Center, Suitland, MD
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Responsibilities

  • You will provide support for Library functions including: cataloging, circulation, responding to reference questions, and collection management.
  • You will identify and recommend books and serials for acquisition.
  • You will assist customers with access to collection holdings, online resources, and information services.
  • You will identify and provide charts and maps in response to requests.
  • You will complete on-the-job and formal training that are designed to equip the incumbent with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform routine activities that will lead up to the next career progression grade level.
  • You will assist customers in the use of library resources by locating materials (e.g., books, reports, periodicals), and showing users how to find items in the public access catalog, and answering a wide range of ready reference questions.
  • You will perform duties pertaining to interlibrary loans.
  • You will work with customers to determine library service requirements and acquire information through procurement process to fulfill those requirements.
  • You will perform purchase requests and review incoming orders for correctness and completeness.
  • You will track and report expenditures for library service requests and maintain record keeping of reports in the database.
  • You will ensure Library requests are provided in the proper format, customer requests are addressed in a timely manner, reports meet standards and disseminated in a timely manner in the directed format, and tradecraft skills are updated as necessary.

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

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • You must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of an offer or removal. Indicate the level and date of your clearance in your resume.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • You must acknowledge in writing that you are accepting an appointment in the DCIPS (excepted service) which does not confer competitive status, prior to appointment.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • This position requires a periodic polygraph examination.
  • This position may require a 2-year DCIPS trial period.
  • All Defense Intelligence positions under the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) are in the excepted service by specific statute, 10 U.S.C. 1601. This position is in the excepted service and does not confer competitive status.

Qualifications
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GG-07/GS-07) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience includes the following tasks and responsibilities: 1) Providing reference and research assistance to customers; 2) Performing data research in response to specific requests; 3) Using standard cataloging rules to perform descriptive cataloging; 4) Performing reference services and information services utilizing library related systems, to include: OCLC, Workflow, Lexis/Nexis, SharePoint, FEDLINK, milSuite, and others as identified.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1400/technical-information-services-series-1412/