Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full post available on USAjobs.

This position is located in the Scholarly Services Section, Asian Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 056721.
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.
Duties
The incumbent of the position serves as the Head, Scholarly Services Section in the Asian Division, and is responsible for the day-to­day operation of the Asian Division’s reference service and scholarly activities, supervising the reference staff and area specialists, and serving as a specialist in matters dealing with the countries, languages and regions within the Division’s geographic area of responsibility. The incumbent assures the provision of timely and accurate reference service to the Congress and other Library patrons, directs the development and maintenance of the Library’s collections pertaining to the region and facilitates the effective uses of these collections by scholars, researchers, and other users. The incumbent plans and produces scholarly programs, exhibits, seminars, and colloquies to bring attention to research developments and collections of interest to both scholars and the general public. The incumbent may be responsible for cultivating relations with potential donors, securing
funds for new initiatives, acquiring new collections, and establishing new services. In addition, the incumbent may also be assigned to perform general administrative duties for the division and to serve in lieu of the chief or assistant chief as required.
Supervises a group of employees performing reference and scholarly work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resources management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes 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 appropriate to the delegated authority. Reviews and approves, or disapproves leave requests. Ensures subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations.
Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods and standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and/or experts outside The Library of Congress, both domestic and international to resolve reference issues. Meets with researchers and scholars and analyzes questions and requirements in-depth and detail and suggests search strategies involving the greatest complexity or time. Provides research services for users involving not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating the information itself.
For acquisition services, incumbent assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the Asian Division’s acquisitions program. Ensures the comprehensiveness and accessibility of Library collections. Reviews publishing trends and the book market to check for new collection sources. Plans and develops programs to fill gaps and augment collections to improve services to clientele. Develops and maintains services and guidance for the library system to facilitate operations in the field.
Assignments consist of a broad range of technical information activities or require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require solving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Reviews and analyzes major issues in information research and dissemination including lenders services to scholars, research scientists, professionals, military personnel, legislators and their staffs, or other clientele, and officials within and outside The Library of Congress.
Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with research and reference librarians and other specialists to share resources and information. Presents papers at conferences, seminars, and meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields.
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: https://www.loc.gov/extranet/cld/development-programs/supervisor/supervisorcompetencies.html

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.
Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Ability to lead a diverse workforce.**
Knowledge of the history, politics, and literature of an Asian country/area.
Ability to communicate in one or more Asian languages and English.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of library collections development.
Knowledge of automated systems and tools used in research libraries to carry out reference services.
Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Education
A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;
or
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.
Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Position: Special Collections Technician, Law Library
Location: Georgetown University Law Center

Job Overview
Georgetown Law Library maintains a robust Special Collections Department which features a large collection of rare legal material. The Special Collections Technician plays a crucial role in supporting the needs of the Law Library, the Law Center faculty and administrative offices, the broader University, and the greater scholarly community.
The Special Collections Technician maintains collections and public access records for the department, ensuring accurate description to facilitate patron access in duties that include but are not limited to:
Use archival best practices to process manuscript and archive collections for the purposes of establishing order and intellectual control over the material – including creating inventories, indexes, and finding aids
Use established library practices to work with and provide access to rare books, including ensuring that bibliographic records are accurate
Provide access and reference support to all patrons using historical materials, and coordinate and carry out special projects or other duties as assigned to adapt to the changing needs of the department and the library – for example, inventory projects and local large-scale shifting projects
Work Interactions
Reporting directly to the Special Collections Librarian, the Special Collections Technician performs work according to the supervisor’s priorities and within guidelines and procedures established for the department.
Within the department, they also work directly with the Law Center Archivist and the Conservation Technician; and interact with staff from other library departments, as well as students, faculty, alumni and external patrons.
Physical environment
Working primarily in an office environment, the Special Collections Technician uses a computer and works on physical materials; and as needed, retrieves and reshelves materials, pushes carts, and shifts books from one stack area to another.
Qualifications
Bachelor’s or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
At least 3 to 5 years of library experience
Attention to detail
Flexibility to take on new responsibilities and projects
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a complex and changing environment
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification
Experience working with historical and archival materials
Experience with DACS archival standard preferred
Experience with MARC bibliographic records preferred
Familiarity with LC subject headings preferred
Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Caplin & Drysdale

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Rare opportunity – Caplin & Drysdale has an opening for the Reference Librarian position (first time in 10 years!). It’s currently a hybrid position in Washington, DC with 3 days in the office. Master’s degree in Librarianship or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution and 3-5 years of experience is required.

SUMMARY: The Reference Librarian provides research and reference services to attorneys, paralegals, and support staff in both the D.C. and New York offices. This position is also responsible for assisting the Library Manager with compiling legislative histories, research training, acquisitions, subscriptions management, collection development, and library technology.

Please use this link to see full job description and apply online –
https://www.caplindrysdale.com/job-reference-librarian-washington-d-c-office

Potential candidates, please send your resumes to the HR Manager, Karla Monroe at kmonroe@capdale.com.

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Position: Library and Research Services Manager
Location: Wiley Rein LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Wiley, a leading Washington, DC law firm, has an opening for a Library and Research Services Manager. This role is responsible for the strategic management and oversight over the firm’s library department and team members and ensuring the delivery of high-quality legal research and reference activities to support firm business needs. Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, this role will:

  • promote the firm’s technical, reference, and research services to firm attorneys and professionals and manage service delivery expectations
  • supervise library team members and day-to-day activities of the library and research services department
  • work with practice groups to assess on-going research and reference needs and provide training and support to attorneys and professionals for those products
  • maintain vendor relations and assist with negotiating licenses for electronic services
  • manage overall budget and expenses
  • lead the library staff in the organization and development of content for the library and research services portion of the intranet
  • Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree, with a Masters in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited program and/or JD degree highly preferred, and a minimum eight (8) years plus of relevant law library professional experience. Previous law firm experience is strongly preferred. Candidates should also possess a strong understanding and knowledge of core legal and business research products, tools, and platforms and demonstrated leadership experience, including mentoring, coaching and leading a team

For more information and to be considered for this role, please apply via this link: https://legalrecruiting.wiley.law/viDesktopEx/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=14&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=138

Position: Cataloging Librarian
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a federally chartered, nonpartisan institution that was created by the US Congress to serve as America’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and an educational institution dedicated to the history and lessons of the Holocaust. The Museum seeks to educate Americans from all 50 states and all walks of life as well as international audiences. The Museum has three areas of expertise: Holocaust remembrance, Holocaust scholarship and education, and genocide prevention.

In carrying out its important memorial and educational mission, the Museum is guided by its institutional values for our workplace: Honor the memory of the victims; carry out our work with dignity, humility, integrity and respect for others; and strive for excellence through teamwork, rigor, and a culture of continuous learning. Consistent respect for others is the foundation for trust, collegiality and inclusion.

Information about the role

This position is located in the Library Branch of the Research and Reference Services Division in the David M. Rubenstein National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (the Rubenstein Institute). The United Stated Holocaust Memorial Museum Library is a specialized library dedicated to Holocaust and genocide studies. The Library’s collection consists of published materials in a wide variety of formats and languages and aims to provide the nation’s most comprehensive international collection of Holocaust-related materials. The Library provides general reference and research services to a wide variety of users, including Museum staff, scholars, educators and the general public.

The primary purpose of the position is to provide library cataloging services for researchers engaged in exploring various aspects of the Holocaust. The employee investigates and analyzes resources to perform a variety of duties related to bibliographic access (cataloging) as well as one or more library functional areas such as acquisition, collection development and digital access. The catalog librarian reports to the Chief of the Library Branch, with the position located at the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center in Bowie, Maryland.

This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Duties, and Responsibilities for the role

  • Performs original and copy cataloging, including descriptive cataloging, subject cataloging, classification assignment, and shelflisting, for published materials in a variety of languages and formats including books, serials, electronic resources, online resources, audio and video recordings, and microforms.
  • Applies current national and institutional library cataloging rules, standards, and practices, and utilizes the full range of cataloging tools to make comprehensive cataloging information pertaining to the Holocaust and genocide available to libraries and library users worldwide.
  • Applies national library cataloging and metadata standards including MARC 21, AACR2, RDA, SUDOC, LCSH, Dublin Core, MODS, and other metadata schemas as appropriate.
  • Under supervision of the Chief of the Library Branch, performs authority control and maintenance on metadata records associated with published materials.
  • Works with colleagues across the Rubenstein Institute to develop and document institutional practices regarding cataloging policies, procedures, and workflows.
  • Participates in and oversees projects to catalog special collections, develops training materials, and creates procedural documentation.
  • Reviews cataloging work of technicians, interns, volunteers, and contractors for accuracy and completeness.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding cataloging practices and performs database maintenance. Resolves and reports cataloging problems in consultation with experts within the Museum and within the broader library and research communities as needed. Maintains currency with national cataloging standards and with innovations in the functionality of cataloging systems.
  • Reports cataloging statistics to the Chief of the Library Branch.
  • Identifies print and non-print resources for the Library’s specialized collection from a variety of vendors in line with the collecting needs of the Museum and its researchers.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with potential donors and vendors located throughout and outside the United States.
  • Obtains additional information regarding material availability and purchasing terms. Evaluates resources and makes informed recommendations to the Chief of the Library Branch regarding purchase and/or suitability of material.
  • Serves as liaison for Museum staff, volunteers, visiting researchers, other libraries, the private sector, and/or research groups in order to promote the Library’s resources. Represents the Library on Rubenstein Institute committees as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
  • At least three years of experience with cataloging, authority control, and e-resource management.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one non-English European language, or Hebrew or Yiddish.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging rules and metadata standards using AACR2 and MARC 21, and relevant practical experience with non-MARC metadata in a library environment.
  • Knowledge of current bibliographic standards and models such as RDA, LCSH, LCGFT, and catalog management procedures/techniques.
  • Working knowledge of OCLC cataloging utilities and modern integrated library system applications.
  • General knowledge of the Holocaust and modern European history.
  • Strong organizational skills demonstrated by the ability to plan and execute multiple tasks and projects independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and discretion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to embrace and implement new technologies and innovative organizational practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse range of people in various circumstances.
  • Time management skills, attention to detail, and multitasking.

Preferred Qualifications Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Experience maintaining and creating name and subject authority records locally and through the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge of the Voyager integrated library system.
  • Reading knowledge of multiple non-English European languages and/or Hebrew
  • Interested applicants must send their resume and cover letter; applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

The Museum is committed to cultivating and maintaining a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion (DEAI). Please click here to view the Museum Statement on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion (PDF).

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Reader Services Section, Music Division, Special Collections Directorate, Research and Collections Services within the Library Collections Services Group at the Library of Congress. The position reports directly to the Supervisor. Assisting with public reference service in the Performing Arts Reading Room, collection management and maintenance activities involving the Music Division’s holdings. This position requires some Saturday duty on a rotating schedule.

Duties

Applies thorough knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to resolve a wide variety of problems while maintaining the collections. Develops plans to expedite sorting, arranging, and shelving of incoming or returned collection material.

Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling before such items reach final destination. Independently recognizes when segments of the collection require shelving attention or shelf-reading to accommodate incoming materials, based on the ability to identify/anticipate complex publishing patterns. Makes necessary arrangements to rearrange or shift items in accordance with available space or participates in planned moves to achieve this purpose.

Performs primary collection security responsibilities, including controlling stack access and verifying that material taken from the collection is properly charged.

Works independently in the stacks. Has responsibility for conditions within the stacks. Brings cleaning and building maintenance problems to the attention of the head of the Reader Services Section.

Oversees the work of cleaning crews, contractors, and repair workers while they are in the stacks. Identifies and reports collection material that needs conservation or preservation treatment. Performs minor in-house conservation maintenance tasks.

Assists in maintaining the reference collection by refiling, relabeling, and replacing outdated titles with newer editions. May work on related processing and preservation projects as assigned.

Collection material maintenance is not sedentary and includes special physical demands such as lifting books, shelving books, emptying carts and tubs, as well as standing for long periods, walking, bending, stretching, pushing loaded book trucks, and carrying moderately heavy items.

Retrieves collection material in response to reader requests via call slip and the automated call slip system (ACS), ILL requests, duplication orders, and Congressional inquiries. Utilizes extensive knowledge of the Music Division’s collections to recommend surrogate copies, both microform and digital when they are available. Demonstrates an understanding of the various standard and unique shelf arrangements of the Music Division’s on-site holdings while successfully locating material.

When requested material is not on shelf, verifies accuracy of information provided by requester by searching online and manual catalogs and finding aids. Checks to determine if item has been charged outside the library or to a location within the library. Consults the full range of reference and bibliographic sources of all types, as well as print and online catalogs and files to resolve discrepancies in bibliographic information.

Processes interlibrary loan (ILL) requests, including tasks of a difficult or unusual nature, by searching collections for material going out on loan. Possesses knowledge of subscription databases and searches to find requested periodical articles to send electronically to requestor, if database permits ILL. Examines condition of material returned and re-shelves material.

Retrieval of collection materials is not sedentary and involves pushing book trucks, pulling books and boxes from shelves, extended periods of standing, as well as recurring activities such as bending, stooping, stretching, and reaching.

Serves at the circulation desk in the Performing Arts Reading Room (PARR), the central delivery station for collection material. Receives and reviews call slips for accuracy and completion. Identifies material housed in other custodial locations or off-site facilities.

Delivers materials or status reports to the requester’s desk in the PARR.

Provides customer service such as answering and directing telephone calls, referring reference and research questions to the appropriate librarian, assisting library patrons with directions and general library information, explaining library policy and procedures, and assisting library patrons in the use of equipment such as copiers, scanners, microfilm/fiche readers/printers, computers, printers, and other related equipment.

Uses manual and online reference tools, including subscription databases, to provide ready reference services to patrons requiring materials in the performing arts. Assists users in determining available methods and processes for locating information. Explains the use of manual and online catalogs and information systems.

The position description number for this position is 379434.

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.

A routine validated pre-placement physical examination is required as a condition of assignment. This position requires regular recurring physical examinations every three years.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Law)

Location: Department of Justice

Salary: $89,834-$138,868

Full job posting on USA Jobs

The Librarian (Law) position is responsible for providing in-depth, comprehensive legal and multidisciplinary research, collection maintenance and development, orientation and training in using Library resources and services, and has broad programmatic responsibilities for long-term projects that affect the overall effectiveness of the Department of Justice Libraries.

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

  • Provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services to customers.
  • Solves complex problems that involve relationships among different library reference functions.
  • Provides training and public awareness to customers regarding US Department of Justice legal and legislative library programs and services.
  • Designs, configures, implements, and evaluates automated library systems to improve services.
  • Creates and updates material for library websites, and ensures it adheres to all Department guidelines
  • Advises and trains experienced librarians in new and emerging library technologies, references, or related information.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a United States Citizen or National.

You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.

You may be required to complete a one-year probationary or trial period.

Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.

You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement, at any time, if openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division, HR Operations.

COVID vaccination status may be requested for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols.

Qualifications

To qualify for the position of Librarian (Law), (GS-1410-12/13), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to the series and grade you are applying to.

Position Requirements:

All applicants applying for this position at any grade level (i.e. GS-12 orGS-13) must meet the education requirement and specialized knowledge requirement listed below.

Basic Requirement (All Applicants):

Applicants must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs A or B below.

A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;
OR
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

Specialized Knowledge Requirements: All Applicants

Applicants must possess specialized knowledge of law, and their education and experience must have included or been supplemented by the requirements specified in one of the paragraphs below.

A. A full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that meets all academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree that included at least 24 semester hours in law or law-related coursework.
OR
B. Completion of at least 24 semester hours of legal study in an accredited law school for positions primarily concerned with providing library services in law or legislative reference;
OR
C. Four years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and expressions of law or a related subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the field of law; ability to acquire additional information about the field and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field. Such experience should be equivalent to that which would have been acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year curriculum in an accredited college or university with major study in appropriate subjects, or combination of subjects, as specified in (a) above; or legal training as specified in (b) above.
OR
D. Any time equivalent combination as described in (c) with education as described in (a) or (b) above.

Specialized Experience

For the GS-12, you must meet the possess at least 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent.

Specialized experience is defined as Developing legal or law-related resources directories, in both paper and electronic format; Providing instructional library services to individuals and groups; AND Preparing justifications for acquiring new or additional materials for a collection.

For the GS-13, you must meet the possess at least 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent.

Specialized experience is defined as Providing technical and program support for electronic library information systems and services; Planning, scheduling, coordinating, and/or monitoring the operations of a law library; AND Recommending solutions to fill gaps and update library collections to improve service to customers.

You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/02/2022.

Your resume must support your responses to the questionnaire and qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.

Education

This position has an education requirement for all grade levels (GS-12 and GS-13). Please review the Basic Requirements and Specialized Knowledge requirements under the “Qualifications” section.
You must submit transcripts with your application. We accept unofficial transcripts with your initial application, however, you will need to provide official transcripts at a later stage in the application process.

Education must be reviewed and certified by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be creditable toward your qualifications. Therefore, you should provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation. All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Senior Research Operations Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Senior Research Operations Coordinator in Washington, DC office. The Senior Research Operations Coordinator works as part of a firmwide team to support the financial functions of Research Operations, including expense accounting, variance reporting, budget data collection, and various invoicing responsibilities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the monthly variance process:
  • Reviewing and recording actual costs in Research Services applications to identify budget variances.
  • Identifying miscoded expenses and obtaining reclassifications.
  • Creating monthly variance spreadsheets and preliminary analysis for the Director.
  • Assisting the Director with annual budget and revised plan.
  • Processing transactional expenses and chargebacks to the appropriate client matter or practice group.
  • Supporting collection services by performing some or all of the following tasks for the DC office:
  • Establishing and maintaining effective vendor relationships and working with vendors to rectify billing issues.
  • Processing invoices, recording data in acquisitions databases, and allocating client-matter charges.
  • Participating in collection review projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or related subject preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a library, preferably law or business.
  • Strong Excel skills and expert facility with formulas and pivot tables.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to coordinate large amounts of data.
  • Strong analytical skills and an aptitude working with numbers.
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Exceptional client service.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
  • Proven reliability, dependability, and motivation.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), ethnicity, 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP endeavors to make http://www.arnoldporter.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Director of Support Staff Stephanie Denmark at +1 202.942.6068. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. 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.

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.

Position: Supervisory Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Acquisitions Fiscal, Overseas and Support (AFOS) Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access (ABA) Directorate, Discovery And Preservation Services at the Library of Congress (LOC).
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position
The position description number is 392408.

Duties

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-7 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work; Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. 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.

Executes technical assignments, provided by the division head, with defined objectives, priorities and deadlines and works with the supervisor on unusual situations that do not have clear precedents. Using a wide range of technical methods, principles, and practices to manage the acquisition, receiving and routing of mail, the processing of Cataloging in Publication mail, and the placement of appropriate security strips and markings on new Library materials.

Working with the chief on designing and planning difficult but well-precedented projects and practices. Develops appropriate quality control and review practices to ensure that the performance by staff meets the required standards. Analyzes and maintains statistics. Prepares reports of statistical trends to the division chief.

In close consultation with the Librarians, the incumbent is responsible for program operations which includes routine operations along with assessing unusual circumstances and situations, identifying incomplete or conflicting data and making recommendations and decision based on the analysis and interpretation of data, information and current processes.

Ensures the Duplicate Material Exchange Program collection materials are correctly organized to facilitate retrieval for distribution to exchange partners. As part of the distribution of Duplicative Materials Exchange Program materials, the incumbent is responsible for the preparation of letters for U.S. and international customs control and other necessary documents for the shipment of materials to global exchange partners.

The incumbent participates in the development of policies, plans, and specific recommendations in areas of responsibility within AFOS mailroom operations. The incumbent assists the chief in developing short and long range plans, taking into account the overall goals and objectives of the office, the budgetary limitations, and available resources. Confers and communicates regularly with subordinate employees to review goals and achievements. The incumbent coordinates with supervisors of other units concerning matters of workload priorities, and procedures. The incumbent meets and communicates regularly with the Chief to discuss priorities and division goals. Provides input for the Division’s annual report with minimal revision required.

Ensures that all equipment, machinery, and communication devices are in operation in order to enable staff to fully perform their duties and coordinates repair as necessary. Exercises care to ensure that government property, especially Library collections materials, are properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage, and that persons under his/her supervision meet their responsibilities in this regard.

A routine validated pre-placement physical examination is required as a condition of assignment to this position. This position requires regular recurring physical examinations every three (3) years. Health Services Division determines if the employee or applicant is medically qualified to perform the duties of the position and meets the physical requirements and/or medical standards as a result of the physical examination.

Position: Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Library

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian develops, coordinates and promotes the growth of the Library’s scholarly communications programs and services, including outreach, training and support to faculty, students, and staff on copyright, fair use, open access, open education and scholarly publishing; and provide specialized research consultations and instruction services in these areas.

The Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian supports digital scholarship by promoting the use of DigitalGeorgetown, the Library’s institutional repository, as well as other scholarly communication tools provided by the Library. They advance the Library’s scholarly communication initiatives by developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships within the Library and with faculty, staff and students, in order to facilitate a seamless, interdisciplinary, and university-wide network supporting faculty and students in research publication and impact.

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Head of Research Services, along with ten other subject liaisons and reference librarians, the Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian works closely with other department colleagues, including Access Services, the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, and the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services Department. They also engage with faculty, students, and partners across campus, developing strong relationships and supporting the Library’s as well as the university’s scholarly communication endeavors.

Qualifications

  • Master of Library and Information Science and/or a related advanced degree in legal studies or information science or a Juris Doctorate (JD) from an ABA-accredited institution
  • Significant experience with and knowledge of copyright law and policy, licensing, and other intellectual property issues – especially as they relate to fair use, new models of scholarly communication, Open Access, author’s rights, and scholarly use of intellectual property
  • At least 2 years of relevant professional experience, including progressively responsible leadership experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly publishing trends and initiatives related to open access and OER – e.g., SPARC initiatives, Read and Publish, Subscribe to Open) across a variety of disciplines
  • Awareness of policies and practices related to research data, OER, Open Science and scholarly publishing in the academic research landscape
  • Ability to communicate effectively across a wide and diverse range of stakeholders and build collaborative relationships
  • Demonstrated experience creating instructional and outreach materials related to copyright, IP or other scholarly communication issues
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in using emerging technologies and software to create solutions that address the evolving information needs of university faculty and students
  • Strong service commitment to working with students, faculty, staff, and other communities
  • An active awareness of new technologies and the impact they have on the rapidly changing scholarly communication landscape
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication and creative problem-solving

Preferred Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate with library and legal education and experience
  • Familiarity with federal/state laws and regulations as they pertain to intellectual property and copyright
  • Record of participation or interest in professional development activities – presentations, participation in professional organizations, etc.

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Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach
Location: Venable LLP

Full posting on AALL Career Center.

Description
You’re looking for a change, and so are we. At Venable, we know that every new hire brings valuable experience, new perspectives, and a chance to raise the bar on our approach to Research and Knowledge Services. That’s why we’re looking for a Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to lead library outreach, training initiatives as well as research team assignments. Research Team activities include conducting high-level substantive research in a wide variety of practice areas utilizing a diverse range of resources to support client work, business development, and firm management and functional areas.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for…
Leading the department’s training and outreach initiatives to develop annual research training goals and assure that lawyers develop awareness and proficiency in using appropriate resources to support their client work.
Collaborating with Reference and Knowledge Services team members, the Professional Development team, Practice Group Leaders, Partners, and other firm leaders to assess and understand attorney and professional staff research and information needs.
Designing, developing, and implementing training programs and developing appropriate learning materials.
Providing training to attorneys and professional staff in a variety of platforms, including remote virtual learning, video learning, concierge (one-on-one), and in-person group presentations
Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff
Researching and writing summaries of research results across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
Providing analysis and synthesis of research results and presenting findings in a manner promoting effective decision making.
Requirements
The successful candidate will demonstrate…
Bachelor’s degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent experience
A minimum of two years office or law firm experience preferred
Working knowledge of MS Office products including Outlook, Word, and Excel
Strong communication skills: ability to interact in both written and oral form with all levels of the organization
Experience with logic-based searching preferred

Position: Law Librarian/Reference Librarian
Location: Environmental Protection Agency (ASRC Federal)

Job Description
ASRC holds a nationwide contract for library and records management services with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. ASRC librarians, records managers and support staff collect, organize and maintain library and records materials; safeguard Confidential Business Information (CBI); maintain Superfund Records Centers; manage the EPA Docket Center operations, provide National Records and Content Management Branch Support, assist EPA and external customers with document delivery/ILL, reference and research services, etc.
ASRC Federal Professional Services, Inc., a Subsidiary of ASRC Federal Holding Company, is currently seeking a Law Librarian/Reference Librarian in Washington, DC.
ASRC Federal Professional Services provides federal government agencies a complete spectrum of operations and maintenance, facilities management, logistics and business process support services. We strive to not only meet our customers’ needs but help them overcome challenges as well.
Key Role: Provide professional level (Librarian) support in the areas of reference services, information management, patron outreach and communication regarding available library services and resources. Providing legal research support, legislative history research, current news/awareness services, and other support to the US EPA Office of General Counsel Law Library and the Headquarters and Chemical Libraries.
Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional level (Librarian) support in the areas of reference services, information management, patron outreach and communication regarding available library services and resources.
  • Providing legal research support, legislative history research, current news/awareness services, and other support to the Office of General Counsel Law Library
  • Provide onsite reference desk support at client location in Washington DC
  • Provide reference services to the public through e-mail, phone, desk, and other communication channels
  • Participate in workgroups supporting library network cooperation, services improvement, and staff/patron current awareness and training.
  • Provide consultation on and participate in the provision of librarian services and updating/maintaining procedures documentation.
  • Librarians on the team participate in Library Network Activities, which may include workgroups supporting collaborative services, digitization, outreach, and other topics requiring input form professional librarian staff.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly statistical and narrative reports on reference services and progress; preparing other reports as needed.
    Basic Qualifications:
    A Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent degree and 5 years minimum of professional level experience supporting law library services/reference services.
    Experience in preparing analytic reports and statistics, use of applications such as Excel, and development of logical expressions and database queries.     
    Demonstrated strong written and oral communication abilities.
    Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
    Additional Qualifications:
    US Citizenship or US Permanent Resident status in order to pass a government sponsored background investigation.

Seven Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Technician
Location: District of Columbia Courts
Salary: $56,086 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Superior Court Library in the Special Operations Division of the District of Columbia Court. The Library Technician provides general office and clerical support to the public and DC Courts employees and demonstrates a commitment to excellent customer service.

Duties

Brief Description of Major Duties:

  • Performs intake and processing of newly acquired library materials including; unpacking, recycling packing materials, confirming receipt of items on packing slips, and preparing for cataloging.
  • Provides user support and technical assistance to library users utilizing library research platforms, the online catalog, or other digital resources.
  • Tracks the library management system for overdue books and books on reserve. Notifies employees via email of overdue materials.
  • Assists in the weeding and de-acquisitioning of Library materials and updates catalog records in the library management system. Performs library collection maintenance activities including: shifting shelving, inventory, and reshelving materials.
  • Assists library users with accessing computers, answering basic software and hardware questions, such as Microsoft Office suite, web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox, keyboard shortcuts, and solves basic printer problems such as adding paper or a paper jam to be cleared according to machine prompts.
  • Handles all aspects of user management of the various digital resources provided to DC Courts’ employees according to the standard operating procedure. Utilizes digital resource admin portals to add and remove users on a continual basis.
  • Performs copy cataloging in the library’s management system. Records not available in the LC Catalog, OHIO Link, or other open access index, are to be referred to the Librarian for original cataloging.
  • Provides administrative support for library events including, preparing and distributing publicity materials and logistic support for event set-up.
  • The DC Courts have employed many measures to keep employees and court users as safe as possible, including mandatory face coverings, enhanced air circulation, and intensified cleaning services. We encouraged employees to get vaccinated for their safety and the safety of their family, friends, colleagues, and others with whom they have contact. Vaccinations, being readily available, provide the best protection from infection with COVID-19, and the requirement of vaccinations is consistent with maintaining a safe and secure workplace. Therefore, effective immediately and throughout the remainder of the COVID-19 emergency period, all DC Courts employees, interns, volunteers, and on-site contractors, who have received a vaccination as required by the COVID-19 vaccination protocols, must provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources on the first day of employment. You may seek an exemption from providing a proof of vaccination on the grounds of a specific medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief. All employees who have not received the required number of vaccination doses, regardless of the reason or whether the employee has sought or been granted an exemption, will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result on a weekly basis in order to report to work in person or remotely.

Position: Information Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Information Technician position is located in the Copyright Information Section, Office Of Public Information & Education, Copyright Office.
The position description number for this position is 206298.
The incumbent of this position will work a Compflex, Flextime, Maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The Office of Public Information & Education is responsible for providing information to the public and to the copyright community regarding Copyright Office services. The Division operates the Copyright Public Information Office, answers information requests for forms and circulars, retrieves materials for court cases, performs searches on registered materials and other copyright records, provides certified or non-certified copies of copyright deposits, additional certificates and other copyright records, publishes circulars, forms and related
materials, maintains the official records of the office, and responds to inspection requests from members of the public or Congress.

The Copyright Information Section maintains the Copyright Public Information Office for the purpose of answering telephone, mail, email, and in-person inquiries concerning the copyright law, registration and recordation procedures, Vessel Hull recordation, registration of Online Service Providers, and copyright records and for providing assistance to visitors to the Copyright Office.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures and established methods reviews status inquiries received by email, telephone and/or visitors. Searches the two primary databases (Siebel and COINS) to determine whether a record exists. If a record is found, prepares a report, which includes the receipt date, registration class, service request number as well as verifying whether the request deposit copies and appropriate fees have been provided. . Routine status reports are sent to the applicant by email or telephone. If there are special circumstances or complexities, refers complex searches to the supervisor or a Senior Copyright Information Specialist, or the appropriate area of the Copyright Office.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures, including the use of pattern paragraph resources, replies to routine status and processing inquiries by drafting correspondence and replying to the applicant. Makes case­ specific revisions to standard language that ensures applicant receives required information and can respond in an efficient manner. Obtains the guidance of a Senior Information Specialist when including information concerning basic registration procedures and suggested links to information on the Copyright Office web site.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures and established methods, assists applicants in setting up accounts and completing online and paper-based applications for basic registrations using the online system in the public visitors area. Calculates and accepts fees for routine material submitted and issues receipts. Follows all processing procedures in accepting applications, deposit materials and documents for recordation. Provides initial review of routine applications, deposits, and attachments submitted to the Public Office. Consults with a senior copyright specialist, when submissions may present problems that may delay registration or are other than routine.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures and established methods answers telephone inquiries referred by a Senior Copyright Information Specialist or Supervisor, gathering information and searching the databases to provide an instant status report when feasible. May initiates telephone calls after conducting status research of assigned inquiries received by others.

Performs other duties as assigned

Position: Lead Technical Information Specialist
Location: U.S. Army Medical Logistics Command
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

About the Position: Serves as Lead Technical Information Specialist for the U.S. Army Medical Logistics Command (AMLC), Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILSC), Logistics & Technical Support Directorate (LTSD), Technical Information Management Branch (TIMB).

Duties

As Team Leader, ensures the organization’s strategic plan is communicated to the team; communicates to the team the assignments, projects, problems to be solved, milestones, program issues under review, and deadlines or completion
Serves as a primary technical information specialist and provides technical information support as functional team lead for the day-to-day activities of the TIMB assigned Technical writers/editors and Information Specialists.
Serves as Technical Authority Advocate on behalf of the Medical Life Cycle Management Command to ensure compliance of Technical Data Packages (TDP) standards and specifications in accordance with MIL-STD-31000B, DoD 5010.12-M, Army Data & Data Rights (D&DR) Guide, Army framework for intellectual property management IAW Army Directive 2018-26 – (Enabling Modernization through Management of Intellectual Property), Development of Technical Manuals (TM) and related Logistics Product Data (LPD) IAW Army Product Support Manager’s (PSM) Guidebook to Technical Manual Contract Development and Quality review and other applicable DoD Technical Data standards, documentation and requirements.

Position: Librarian (Acquisition Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Acquisition Section of the Copyright Acquisitions Division, and serves as a Librarian (Acquisition Specialist).
The incumbent of this position will work a full-time compflex, flextime, or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
This permanent position is hybrid telework eligible. It is not eligible for 100% distant/remote telework.
The position description number for this position is 110426.

Duties

Identifies, selects, and acquires library materials in assigned formats and assigned subject areas through the mandatory deposit provision of the Copyright Law. Materials identified for selection and acquisition are of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Contacts domestic publishers to obtain information or to relay information related to the mandatory deposit of published works; manages serial subscription deposits; approves acquisition and bibliographic records when issuing informal requests or formal demands; and resolves routine problems independently. Conducts publisher reviews to determine their rate of compliance and to bring them into full compliance with the Copyright Law. Assures that demand orders are represented by correct bibliographic identification, correct publisher contact information, and correct coding in the acquisitions and cataloging systems. Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the acquisitions and deposit process, including assisting in preparation of responses for requests for special relief from the mandatory deposit requirements. Performs research in on-site reference sources, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library.

In consultation with the supervisor or a senior specialist, gathers and evaluates copyright and publication facts to determine if the material is subject to copyright demand, or is available through other acquisition methods.

Answers inquiries from copyright claimants and publishers regarding deposit requirements, Copyright Office and Library policies and programs, and the acquisition needs of the Library. Refers difficult technical questions on copyright law and Copyright Office policies and practices to the supervisor or senior specialist.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships with the publishing community in order to support the Library’s collection development and acquisition process, and to ensure timely and comprehensive fulfillment of the mandatory deposit requirements. Consults with colleagues and supervisors to resolve problems arising from the workflow. Consults with recommending officers concerning LC requests and interpretations of collection policies. Assists publishers to resolve routine problems related to copyright deposits and to ensure the timely receipt of deposits. Explains and answers routine questions related to the mandatory deposit provision of the U.S. Copyright Law to individuals. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

As assigned, identifies, selects, and acquires non-technical library materials in assigned subject areas. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments. Exercises good judgment in interpreting and applying acquisition and selection guidelines, including deviating from traditional methods, techniques or practices. Examines incoming shipments of deposits to select items appropriate for the collections, assign cataloging priorities, consulting senior staff regarding difficult decisions.

Performs various other related duties as assigned.

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

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

Position: Library Technician
Location: National Galary of Art
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located on the staff of the Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs Officer in the technical services department of the National Gallery of Art Library. The incumbent is responsible for the preparation and processing of monographs, assisting with the processing of large gifts, participating in the management of unprocessed collection materials, as well as performing minor preservation activities.

The incumbent will:

  • Process cataloged material by labeling, book plating, and barcoding monographs.
  • Track location of materials during preservation activities using library services platform and maintains reasonable access.
  • Assist in organization and maintenance of cataloging backlog and communicates necessary location information to colleagues.
  • Assist with processing large gift collections including unpacking, shelving, searching, accessioning, tracking, and routing materials.
  • Identify structural concerns in collection items and address, with consultation, by constructing book jackets, custom-fitted enclosures, or applying other minor protective or corrective measures.

Position: Preservation Science Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 370063.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

Duties

The Preservation Science Specialist is located in the Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD) within the Preservation Directorate and reports to the Division Chief, PRTD. The Directorate is responsible for the long-term, uninterrupted access to the Library’s collections through a variety of preservation programs. The Preservation Directorate accomplishes the preservation of the Library’s collections including the rare, valuable, special format, and general research collections through a variety of processes. PRTD supports and enhances the efficacy of these processes through activities in three programmatic areas: analytical services, research projects, and the quality assurance program. Analytical service activities include analyses for assessment and characterization of media, substrates, and treatments.

Research program activities include research supporting the treatment of collection items, research supporting condition assessment and analysis of Library collection materials, research into materials degradative processes and the assessment of effective conservation treatments, research into preventive conservation measures, and optimizing and/or developing new analytical techniques.

The incumbent is responsible for planning and carrying out work, resolving most conflicts that arise and operates with a moderate degree of independence within the scope of preservation projects approved by the Division Chief and conducts a range of preservation activities based on expert knowledge, skills, and requisite training and experience.

The incumbent is able to carry out standard preservation research and testing procedures in at least one preservation science research area, and operation of at least one scientific instrument; including but not limited to the preservation research, testing and analysis of both traditional and modern Library materials including paper, parchment, pigments, inks and colorants, photographic or audio/visual media formats; environmental monitoring and assessment; quality assurance testing and specifications.

The incumbent collects and organizes information to support preservation research and analyses upon review by the Division Chief. Executes surveys and prepares data for reports related to preservation research topics, including, but not limited to, the assessment and characterization of media, substrates and treatments, materials degradative processes and the assessment of effective conservation treatments, and preventive conservation measures. The incumbent may assist with organizing research reports and studies to identify, evaluate and implement preservation practices. Prepares research data for review, and other documentation in support of PRTD’s research projects.

The incumbent assists the Division Chief with preservation research efforts; including projects that involve other Division staff members. Assists the Division Chief with efforts made by PRTD to provide service and information to the custodial units, the Library of Congress, and the public. May be required to research and prepare procurement documents for purchase of small equipment or laboratory supplies as assigned by the Division Chief. Attends workshops for training under the direction of PRTD Chief to advance preservation knowledge.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

You’re looking for a change, and so are we. At Venable, we know that every new hire brings valuable experience, new perspectives, and a chance to raise the bar on our approach to Research and Knowledge Services. That’s why we’re looking for a Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to lead library outreach, training initiatives as well as research team assignments. Research Team activities include conducting high-level substantive research in a wide variety of practice areas utilizing a diverse range of resources to support client work, business development, and firm management and functional areas.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Leading the department’s training and outreach initiatives to develop annual research training goals and assure that lawyers develop awareness and proficiency in using appropriate resources to support their client work.
  • Collaborating with Reference and Knowledge Services team members, the Professional Development team, Practice Group Leaders, Partners, and other firm leaders to assess and understand attorney and professional staff research and information needs.
  • Designing, developing, and implementing training programs and developing appropriate learning materials.
  • Providing training to attorneys and professional staff in a variety of platforms, including remote virtual learning, video learning, concierge (one-on-one), and in-person group presentations
  • Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff
  • Researching and writing summaries of research results across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
  • Providing analysis and synthesis of research results and presenting findings in a manner promoting effective decision making.

Requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Bachelor’s degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of two years office or law firm experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Strong communication skills: ability to interact in both written and oral form with all levels of the organization
  • Experience with logic-based searching preferred

Pay Range for Candidates in New York City:

$119,000 – $130,000

The range provided is the minimum and maximum salary that Venable in good faith believes at the time of this posting that it is willing to pay for the advertised position. Exact compensation will be determined based on individual candidate qualifications and location.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Special Collections Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $56,086 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The position is located in the Physical Collection Services Section of the Serial and Government Publications Division.
The position description number for this position is 345702.
The incumbent will work a full-time, flextime schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

Duties

In an automated cataloging environment, the incumbent performs copy cataloging from OCLC for special collections titles as needed. Under review of senior staff, creates and revises bibliographic records, including Initial Bibliographic Control (IBC) records and performs content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Creates and updates holdings and item records for special collection material. Resolves routine problems and refers difficult problems and items needing authority work to division cataloger.

Searches large in-house databases and the ILS to identify appropriate custody of acquired material and possible duplicates. Performs preliminary cataloging, identifies variant editions of special collections material (notably of comic books), and processes special collections material. Locates, identifies and resolves problems with special collections generated by inventory and special projects.

Retrieves special collection materials for library staff, researchers, or exhibits. Independently locates items not readily available on the shelf.

Writes and/or edits documents and reports. Researches items in special collections for the creation of captions for exhibits as well as descriptions appropriate for finding aids and division web pages.

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

Position: Group Manager, Research Library
Location: Federal Reserve Board

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Group Manager supervises a group within the Research Library, formulating and implementing library programs and services in support of the Board’s mission and functions with guidance from the chief librarian and division officers. Programs and services provided by the team include data and research materials acquisition, fielding database service requests, tracking user access for subscriptions, facilitating division data meetings and subject-specific data interest groups, and ensuring data are used within scope of contract permitted use rights and cited accurately in externally released publications and speeches. In consultation with the library management team, the group manager plans, organizes, staffs, directs, controls, and manages resources within the group to accomplish the group’s objectives. In addition, the group manager works with the chief librarian to provide strategic and operational guidance for the collection, maintenance, and dissemination of business data and information pertaining to a broad range of both division and Board-wide research programs and activities, and for identifying opportunities to increase efficiency and streamline processes through sustainable process improvement.

Position Description: The Group Manager (GM) will join the library’s management team to lead an experienced, customer-focused team of six librarians within the Board Research Library’s Data & Subscriptions Team. The members of this team acquire data and subscription services that fuel the economic research at the Federal Reserve Board, the nation’s central bank. The Group Manager will be responsible for maintaining vendor relationships and negotiating licenses for a portfolio of contracts in addition to their supervisory role. The Board Research Library has 18 staff supporting the research and policy work of more than 300 economists and hundreds of analysts. This position is particularly rewarding because the data and subscriptions the team acquires are used immediately to support research agendas and policy work that ultimately inform senior officials as they chart the course of U.S. monetary policy.

Responsibilities:

  • Coaching, mentoring, and supporting the professional development of Data & Subscription Team members
  • Supervising librarians by establishing priorities; assigning, directing, and reviewing work of group members; and conducting performance appraisals
  • Facilitating group cohesion and a sense of shared purpose through connection to the Board’s mission and the Board and library strategic plans, and intentionally fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Assisting the chief librarian with strategic direction and planning for the group and the library as a whole
  • Negotiating strategically important new and renewing content licenses, as well as supporting team members through their license negotiations
  • Representing the library and the Research & Statistics division on work groups and committees to coordinate library activities across the Federal Reserve System, provide updates on division data acquisitions, and facilitate subject-specific data interest groups
  • Addressing database-related service requests and requests for database access in a highly responsive manner
  • Consulting on data use guidelines by describing legal contract terms in ways to help Board staff understand the implications for their work
  • Working with the library’s research, technical services, marketing, and technology teams to ensure smooth workflows and increased collaboration between teams internal to the library
  • Serving as the Board’s expert on the development of guidelines and policies relating to the work of the group
  • Coordinating the acquisition process with Board colleagues as new content licenses move through legal negotiation, procurement, billing, and data onboarding processes
  • Guiding the team on best practices in documenting our work to ensure documents are easy to find and are retained according to Board policy

Qualifications – External
Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 6 years of professional librarian experience
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and direct others, promote diversity and inclusion, and build effective teams
  • Proven process management and organizational skills with the impeccable attention to detail needed to document the acquisitions process
  • Ability to communicate clearly and confidently both verbally and in writing to build collaborative relationships with all levels of the organization and external vendor partners

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior management experience leading a team within a library or similar information organization
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience negotiating licenses for library electronic resources or data licenses
  • A strong understanding of the Federal Reserve Board’s mission and the academic research lifecycle to prioritize workloads in support of the Fed’s economic community
  • Subject matter knowledge of business data resources (such as economics, finance, or banking subscription services)
  • Basic knowledge of the federal government contracting process is helpful but not required
  • Enthusiasm for leveraging new technology to improve the efficacy and efficiency of the team’s work
  • Experience configuring “subscription management software” or “electronic resource management” software to manage data and research acquisition processes

Location: This role requires relocation to the Washington, D.C. area and on-site presence via a hybrid work schedule.

Position: Metadata and Access Services Librarian (Knowledge Analyst)
Location: Federal Reserve Board

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

This entry-level Metadata and Access Services Librarian (part of the Board’s “Knowledge Analyst” job family) will join an experienced, customer-focused team and help ensure that our research community can find and access important resources in a timely and reliable manner. This librarian will support the maintenance of metadata records within the Federal Reserve Board Research Library’s catalog, document repositories, and taxonomies. In addition, they will be responsible for providing access to data and subscription services and items in off-site storage. One exciting upcoming project for this position is assisting with the cleaning of metadata currently stored in legacy systems and its migration to state-of-the-art data catalog and subscription management software solutions. The librarian will also assist with fielding inquiries at the library’s service desk, circulation duties, and act as a back-up to the library’s technician for serials processing and print collection maintenance.

The Board Research Library has 18 staff supporting the research and policy work of more than 400 economists and hundreds of analysts. This position is particularly rewarding because the resources we manage and provide access to resources are used immediately to brief those charting the course of U.S. monetary policy, including Chair Powell, the Board of Governors, and Federal Reserve Bank presidents.

Responsibilities

  • Metadata Curation and Maintenance
  • Assist with maintenance of metadata records in the library’s catalogs and repositories, including monitoring the news inbox and resolving metadata error reports from automated system
  • Update internal name authorities and taxonomy databases
  • Support Federal Reserve Board metadata initiatives, including metadata about data asset
  • Resource Access and Collection Services
  • Address informational questions at the library’s service desk
  • Fulfill requests for user access and removals for library subscriptions and data sets
  • Survey end users for feedback pertinent to renewing resources
  • Provide quality control for migration to a new subscription management software tool
  • Provide back up support for physical collection, circulation, and patron account management
  • Process off-site storage and retrieval requests, guided by senior staff
  • Serials and Periodicals Support
  • Provide backup electronic and physical serials support for Library Technician
  • Process claims for all serials, under the Serials Librarian’s direction
  • Troubleshoot complex access problems for e-journals, with guidance from serials librarian
  • Support software applications related to serials-related materials, such as: Table of contents service, newsletter database, speeches database

Qualifications – External
Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or master’s degree in a related field
  • Ability to solve problems independently and collaboratively
  • User-focused with a strong commitment to customer service
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to build relationships with patrons and colleagues
  • Impeccable attention to detail

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working or interning in a library or other information-oriented institution
  • Experience assisting users with discovery and use of library resources
  • Experience creating, maintaining, and/or analyzing metadata
  • Knowledge of library and/or information management systems, including: integrated library systems (ILS) or library management systems (LMS), research or document repositories, SharePoint
  • Subject matter knowledge of business resources (such as economics, finance, banking, or accounting subscription services) is preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Office productivity software

Location: This role requires relocation to the Washington, D.C. area. Subject to management approval, alternative work arrangements such as part-time telework may be possible.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $40,883 – $53,147

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section, Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 429736.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a fixed work schedule, 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The incumbent reports to the Retrieval or Collection Management Supervisor and is responsible for a variety of activities in support of stack management, collections retrieval, and maintenance. This includes obtaining books for readers utilizing the Library of Congress (LC) Integrated Library System (ILS) and other online systems through which requests are submitted and answered. Incumbent must possess an in-depth knowledge of collections and storage areas, thorough familiarity with both manual and automated databases, and thorough understanding of cataloging and classification practices. Duties may require assignment to any of the book stacks in the Jefferson or Adams Buildings or to work with the Collections Officer in collections material maintenance. Critical to this position is the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, to produce a large quantity of work, often under severe time constraints, and to interact effectively with co-workers.

Work is primarily done in collections storage areas which are often at a lower temperature than a standard office environment. Work is physical in nature requiring frequent standing, walking, pushing, stooping, and stretching. Work requires ability to perform moderate lifting – up to 44 lbs. A pre-employment physical is required of the incumbent and an on-duty physical every 3 years.

The supervisor or a senior employee provides instructions on recurring collection retrieval assignments by indicating what is to be done, applicable policies and procedures to follow, deadlines, and priority of assignments.

Following extensive supervisory or staffer directions, instructions, library rules, procedures and operations, retrieves materials from the collection. Applies judgement in retrieving materials that are simple and straight-forward to locate. Receives retrieval requests through a number of methods including paper call slips, Automated Call Slip (ACS) and/or other automated request systems. With some projects, incumbent follows general guidelines on what to pull, and must adhere to these guidelines which might include criteria such as item condition, date of publication, or format.
Following a number of established procedures and specific guidelines available in the form of extensive library procedures rules, and operations, incumbent performs an array of activities involved in maintaining the collections, including ensuring that collections are in the proper order, safe from hazards and readily retrievable when requested.

Uses judgment to identify and select the most appropriate procedure to use, chooses from among several established alternatives, or decide which precedent actions to follow as a model. Refers situations requiring significant judgment to the supervisor or others for guidance or resolution.

Arranges, sorts and re-shelves materials returned to the stacks according to the prescribed order for that portion of the collection. Maintains assigned areas to ensure that each item is in proper order according to collections management and maintenance guidelines for each collection. Frequent shelf reading of the collections, i.e., ensuring that the items on the shelves are in proper order, is a critical component of collections maintenance. Incumbent uses multiple shelving and classification arrangements including LC Classification, fixed location arrangement and others utilized by the Library to ensure that collections are properly shelved, arranged and accessible for use.

Identifies and removes items suspected of containing errors in labeling and/or cataloging and forwards items to the Preservation Directorate, the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, or other Library units for further determination or disposition. Withdraws materials in need of rebinding, relabeling and/or repair, forwarding these primarily to the Binding and Collections Care Division in the Preservation Directorate for appropriate correction. Effects minor shifts necessitated by growth or rearrangement of collections. Ensures that the collections storage areas are neat and orderly.

The incumbent must have an in-depth understanding of a number of databases. Most importantly, the incumbent must be thoroughly familiar with the features and proper use of the ACS and the LC ILS in order to interpret and follow information provided for each retrieval activity, to fill requests, to know when it is acceptable to substitute an alternate edition, and to check the online ACS request screen for another copy when copies may be in different locations.

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

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the U.S. Special Acquisitions Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. The selected librarian will be heavily focused on collections acquisition, particularly major gifts, purchases, approval plan, and routine gifts. The position focuses heavily on acquisitions with business acumen integral to the role. There may be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. For example, staff selecting and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language (See attached listings of approved languages). The incumbent may use a specific foreign language to perform the following major duties.

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

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

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

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

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

Assists others inside and outside the Library with acquisitions, language, subject and cataloging problems.

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Zimmerman Associates, Inc.
Salary: $48,000 – $52,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The Public Services Librarian will be responsible for providing customer service to patrons, including, program development, training and direction to library patrons. Works with Patrons to access a variety of information resources ranging from conventional to those available by advanced technology.

Hybrid opportunity: Some workdays in office (Washington, D.C.) and some workdays will work from home.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Preferred experience with reference in legal, legislative history, congressional, and regulatory research
  • Experience with front desk support, reference, reference development
  • Experience with outreach and developing new patron services
  • Work experience with U.S. Federal document collections
  • Strong skill/experience using an Integrated Library System (ILS), preferably OCLC WMS
  • Experience working with Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline or CLEAR Investigative database software
  • Experience in and/or practical working knowledge of library automation, personal computers (PC), and simple PC troubleshooting techniques.
  • Experience using WORD, Excel, or other PC applications
  • Knowledge of HTML or experience using website development software (e.g. Dreamweaver) desired.
  • Other Assignments

Position: Electronic Resource Access Coordinator
Location: American University Library

Originally posted on the Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) listserv.

The person in this position will provide access, discovery, and troubleshooting support for the library’s electronic resources including journals, databases, e-books, and aggregator collections via the library’s library services platform, remote authentication server, internal tracking systems, and the A-Z database list. Due to the changeable nature of the field, incumbents in this position should have an interest in continuously learning and upgrading technical, library-related, and interpersonal skills.
The Acquisitions and Resource Management team is customer-focused. We love to learn and share what we know; value collaboration and data-driven decision making; and enjoy adapting our processes and services to the continually evolving electronic resources landscape.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Senior Research Operations Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Job Description:
The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Senior Research Operations Coordinator in Washington, DC office. The Senior Research Operations Coordinator works as part of a firmwide team to support the financial functions of Research Operations, including expense accounting, variance reporting, budget data collection, and various invoicing responsibilities.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Managing the monthly variance process:Assisting the Director with annual budget and revised plan.
Reviewing and recording actual costs in Research Services applications to identify budget variances.
Identifying miscoded expenses and obtaining reclassifications.
Creating monthly variance spreadsheets and preliminary analysis for the Director.
Processing transactional expenses and chargebacks to the appropriate client matter or practice group.
Supporting collection services by performing some or all of the following tasks for the DC office:Participating in collection review projects as assigned.
Establishing and maintaining effective vendor relationships and working with vendors to rectify billing issues.
Processing invoices, recording data in acquisitions databases, and allocating client-matter charges.
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or related subject preferred or equivalent experience.
Minimum of two years of experience in a library, preferably law or business.
Strong Excel skills and expert facility with formulas and pivot tables.
Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent organizational skills including the ability to coordinate large amounts of data.
Strong analytical skills and an aptitude working with numbers.
Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and prioritize and manage time effectively.
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
Exceptional client service.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
Proven reliability, dependability, and motivation.
Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.
To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities

Position: Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialist (Research/Publications)
Location: Department of Justice, Office of Solicitor General
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full job posting on USAjobs.

The duties and responsibilities for a Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialist (Research/Publications) generally include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide litigation support for Solicitors General offices on a variety of legal and non-legal databases and provides information in response to a wide range of questions.
Analyze and evaluate information pertaining to legal research of assigned areas, such as international, criminal, and antitrust laws.
Advise on legal memoranda and reports to provide an analysis of the factual and legal issues.
Advice on administrative procedures or appellate policies to include legal interpretations of applicable appellate claims regulations and statutes, past policies of the office, and interpretation of various sections of regulations and statutes.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a United States Citizen or National.
You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.
You may be required to complete a one-year probationary or trial period.
Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement, at any time, if openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division, HR Operations.
Financial Disclosure: If selected, you may be required to disclose financial information in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.
COVID vaccination status may be requested for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols.
If selected you may be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period.
Qualifications
To qualify for the position of Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialist (Research/Publications), (GS-0901-13), you must meet the required specialized experience specific to the series and grade you are applying to.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for GS-13: I have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level of Federal service or pay band which includes: conducting supervisory review of appellate briefs (such as In forma Pauperis (IFP) Briefs, Briefs in Opposition (OPS) and AC petitions or Merits Briefs to ensure accuracy of information before submission to US Courts of Appeal or the US Supreme Court; and searching and reviewing legal references, case files and other sources for information required by attorneys or court personnel to ensure legal citation are accurate and properly cited.
In addition to meeting 1 year specialized experience.
Selective Placement Factor: Selective Placement Factors (SPF) are special qualification requirements, in addition to the minimum requirements, that are essential in successfully performing the duties of this job. If SPF experience is not documented in your resume, you will not receive further consideration under this announcement. In addition to the specialized experience requirement listed above, this position has a selective placement factor(s): Experience in cite checking legal references and case files required by attorneys or court personnel.
You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/28/2022.
Your resume must support your responses to the questionnaire and qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.
Education
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Five Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Preservation Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Duties

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

Operates scientific, imaging, monitoring and other data-collection equipment to conduct capture of preservation and technical data on a variety of library materials and scientific reference samples using standard and customized test methods. Conducts post-processing of collected data and files for statistical and comparative analytics and use in reference databases.

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

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

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

Position: Library Technician (Collections)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $40,883 – $53,147

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Collections Management Team, Geography and Map Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services is seeking a Library Technician. The incumbent services materials from the Division’s collections including the rarities vault. The technician is responsible for the daily file and retrieval of collections materials. The technician answers inquiries regarding the division’s collections, processing projects and procedures, and the status of materials in processing.

Duties

The technician resolves problems related to materials that are difficult to locate. In addition to a thorough knowledge of the division’s collections and processing procedures, the technician also has a comprehensive knowledge of phase conservation procedures and techniques performed in the division. Assists specialists and reference staff in aiding patrons, locating and preparing materials for exhibit and preparing finding aids. Notifies specialists, reference and cataloging team members of new and significant acquisitions and assists senior catalogers by performing preliminary cataloging of specific items and collections. Assists in the training of new technicians and temporary staff assigned to the team.

Follows extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, maintains the collections. Arranges, sorts, and re-shelves materials returned to the stacks according to shelflist order. Continually shelfreads in assigned area to ensure that each item is in proper shelflist order. Identifies and removes items suspected of containing errors in labeling and/or cataloging and forwards items for further determination of disposition. Withdraws materials in need of rebinding and re-labeling, forwarding them for appropriate correction. Effects shifts necessitated by growth of collection. Participates in the maintenance of and preservation of the collections by identifying items in need of preservation/conversation and performing established conservation procedures on items as needed.

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

Under close supervision, retrieves information from cataloging databases using standard tools in accordance with well-defined procedures. Performs preliminary cataloging of selected materials. Consults the shelflist or the appropriate classification schedule to verify whether the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Completes the subclassification, and establishes the elements of the location symbol to the point at which the call number for each item is unique or places it in conflict with neighboring items. Corrects or updates bibliographic data when needed. Inputs data, such as the completed call number or technician’s charge. Inputs records based on drafts prepared by cataloger. Adds copies to the shelflist file, transcribes the correct call number in the item, adds holdings to the file, and assigns copies to the reference or custodial collections. Records inventory records.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, retrieves materials in the collections. Applies judgment in retrieving materials. Receives call slips indicating call number, author, title, volume, etc., of materials requested by readers or staff. Draws upon knowledge of the classification system, an understanding of the peculiarities of the system of classification in a particular class, and the meaning of different shelf markers, locates material which may have special requirements such as being in a foreign language. Checks title, author, call number, etc. against call slip. Inserts call slip in the book and necessary routing or other slips as required, and dispatches the requested material. When information is incomplete or inaccurate, seeks assistance and verifies the call number and other indicia in order to locate the item. Performs interlibrary loan functions by searching guides and shelves for material going out on loan. Examines condition of material returned and re-shelves material appropriately.

Follows well-established procedures and specific instructions from the supervisor, and uses a variety of interrelated steps and procedures to order and process different types of library materials within budget guidelines, comparing prices and services offered by competing vendors. Prepares acquisition requests after reviewing vendors and price lists and ensuring the availability of the correct items. Processes incoming materials and verifies that the correct material has been received and is properly labeled. Prepares items for circulation/distribution.

The position description number for this position is 138278.
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: Lead Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Seeking a Lead Library Technician for the Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Research Directorate, Law Library. The incumbent is responsible for assisting Division supervisors and staff with the resolution of processing workflow problems and for providing input for the resolution of technical discrepancies arising from the implementation of the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) and its specific applications to Law Library workflow.

The incumbent must demonstrate an expert knowledge of the ILS and its modules (acquisitions; serials; cataloging; circulation; and on-line public access); so that they can act as an intermediary on behalf of the Law library collection needs for the Directorate. The incumbent must be able to deal effectively with a wide variety of staff and contractors, in order to plan and coordinate actions to correct or prevent errors, delays, or other complications involved in organizing and processing information.

Incumbent works with materials in all languages, and must be comfortable in working with materials in other alphabets and figures out how to identify and process these materials.

Makes decisions regarding collections maintenance issues for a unit. Applies in-depth knowledge to complex collections maintenance issues in the ILS. Maintains statistical reports of work performed.

Develops plans to expedite sorting, arranging, and shelving of special collections material such as legal Gazettes, computer disks or microform receipts.

Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in ILS bibliographic, holdings and item records. Maintains ILS records for current and retrospective materials, along with their associated advance sheets, supplementary pamphlets or pocket parts, to include suppression, masking and removing reference locations of material in the ILS. Identifies and processes superseded volumes which have been revised, recompiled or replaced by later dated volumes or editions. Performs primary collection security responsibilities. Including barcoding, inventorying, and status changing both new and retrospective material.

Takes part in ensuring that contractors or employees are directed to appropriate work for completion. Trains contractors and employees on various aspects of their job. Assist with review of staffs’ completed work and contract deliverables.

Identifies, investigates, searches, and resolves technical processing problems and discrepancies associated with implementation of the integrated library system modules.

Performs preliminary searching of non-duplicates, recording such information as title data, personal name, edition data, publisher, and place and date of publication. Completes complex searches to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole, identifying variant editions, and slipping them with annotated slips to facilitate the cataloging process. Locates, identifies and resolves problems with library materials generated by ongoing inventory and collections improvement programs and special projects.

Monitors incoming serial and monographic receipts including supplements and loose-leaf updates from acquisition and cataloging units throughout the library. Takes responsibility for seeing that legal serials and journals are sorted and distributed for prompt identification, marking and distribution.

Accessions one or more special materials. Analyzes each item, interpreting the bibliographic data and determining individual(s) and/or organization(s) having responsibility for a publication, title, subtitle, author statements and other statements defining intellectual responsibility, edition statements, imprints, often from texts in unfamiliar languages. Collates loose issues of foreign legal reformatting into either microfilm or digital content. Processes all incoming microfilm or microfiche into the Law Library collection, following established procedures.

Takes part in ensuring that contractors or employees are directed to appropriate work for completion. Trains contractors and employees on various aspects of their job. Assist with review of contract deliverables.

Serves as an expert in the intricacies of the library’s many catalogs and retrieval tools. Performs the most difficult special search requests. Identifies items that are vague or not readily found in the library’s catalogs, publishers’ lists, or in other bibliographic lists.

Maintains an expert working knowledge of the current custodial and processing activities in the Law Library. Also remains alert to changing procedures throughout the library, as well as the location and availability of little-known special collections of processed or partially processed materials that may not be recorded in the principal catalogs of the Law library.

The position description number for this position is 311003.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Supervisory Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The position serves as a Supervisory Library Technician for the Collections Management and Retrieval Section in the Researcher and Reference Services Division (RRS).
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
The position description number for this position is 237560.
The incumbent for this position will work a full-time fixed schedule of Monday-Thursday 12:00pm-8:30pm and Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm.

Duties

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-08 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Observes workers’ performance, demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques.

Oversees a staff of Constituent Support Technicians who communicate with a wide variety of patrons with routine and non-routine questions of a complex nature on issues associated with access to items from the Library’s collections. Supervises the staff addressing book-service matters in the general reading rooms. Oversees the resolution of a wide array of collections issues that cannot be addressed by the Constituent Support Technicians, as well as personnel related issues between staff and researchers, or among staff members. Manages requests received through various electronic and print methods, including receipt, response, tracking, and problem solving. Ensures requests are accurately answered in a timely manner. Personally and through subordinate staff, assists patrons with the use of the Library’s resources including the Library’s bibliographic reference sources. Provides training/orientation to researchers in the use of the Automated Call Slip, how to obtain items stored off-site, and follow-up to issues related to Automated Call Slip PIN numbers and other aspects of the system. Coordinates delivery and pick-up services of items requested in the reading rooms to various locations including the Kluge Center, study desks and study shelves.

Trains, monitors, and performs quality control for staff searching requests containing inaccurate and/or incomplete information. As part of the circulation process in the LC ILS, for items that have not previously been linked to an item record in the LC ILS, the necessary holdings and item records must be created. Provides technical assistance where linking is more complex or confusing to the Constituent Support Technicians.

Supervises the work of the day or evening/Saturday hours Constituent Support Technicians addressing requests that cannot be submitted directly by researchers, needing mediation. Primary among these mediated requests are requests for collections stored off-site. Also, oversees the advance reserve program and corresponds in writing with requestors on the results, or where particular issues arise that cannot be satisfactorily addressed by subordinate staff. Serves as an expert in the intricacies of the Library’s catalogs and retrieval tools and uses extensive knowledge of both online databases and manual files to satisfy unusual and complex requests for material from many of the Library’s collections. Establishes liaisons in various areas of processing to assist in successful resolution of collections-related problems.

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

Position: Librarian (Systems)
Location: National Agricultural Library
Salary: $94,373 – $122,683

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Data Production Division. The selectee is not required to report to a government office, however, the option to work in one of the Agency offices may be available.

In this position, you will provide expert technical advice, guidance, and coordination for NAL’s Library Services Platform (LSP).

Duties

  • Serving as the LSP systems administrator and main technical lead, the incumbent directs and coordinates testing for new functionality and system upgrades.
  • Evaluating current utilization of systems modules and workflows to recommend modifications to workflows and system configurations as needed to increase efficiency.
  • Acting as liaison between vendor and library staff members to resolve complex problems.
  • Maintaining group and user account management, catalog rules, collection, and UI (user interface) settings, and LSP global functions.
  • Managing incoming data feeds including acquisitions and other data; complex bibliographic, holdings, and item data; and patron data.

Seven Positions: Maryland and Delaware

Position: Librarian (Collection Management & Acquistions)
Location: Naval Academy
Salary: $74,950 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS. https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681992600

Summary

You will serve as a LIBRARIAN (COLLECTION MANAGEMENT & ACQUISITIONS) in the NIMITZ LIBRARY of the NAVAL ACADEMY.

Duties

You will develop and maintain a collection of materials so the library is current.
You will develop plans for library acquisitions, audiovisuals, and collection organization to enhance the library resources program.
You will manage projects and guide staff to successfully complete work.
You will study problems or processes to provide input on potential solutions and implements corrective actions.

Position: Library Technician (Technical Services)
Location: Air Force District of Washington

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position will be assigned to the library on Andrews AFB. This is a flexible position with no benefits.

Duties

Is responsible for all technical service operations. Assists in the training of new library aids and technicians on technical service tasks. Independently performs acquisition duties by implementing established procedures for technical services functions. Prepares, verifies, and processes all procurement purchase requests in accordance with AF Library and Information System procurement guidelines, regulations, general library philosophies, and funds procedures for various funding sources as directed by the supervisory librarian. Collects bibliographic data for ordering library materials. Using established procedures, renews subscriptions. Monitors receipt of all items purchased and routinely follows up on outstanding orders. Reports purchasing/delivery discrepancies to senior technician. Recommends titles for possible inclusion in the collection. Performs copy cataloging to meet specific library requirements. Uses automated cataloging resources such as OCLC and MARCIVE to obtain and modify catalog records for new library materials in a variety of formats. Downloads cataloging data for materials into the on-line public access catalog system to make the records accessible to library users. Ensures catalog records are accurate and current. Maintains name, series, and subject authority control records. Using established procedures, prepares library materials in a variety of formats for use by library customers. Logs in periodicals and checks for missing issues. Assists in the annual inventory of library materials. Using established procedures, prepares materials for disposal via excess lists or DRMO and prepares appropriate paperwork. Monitors and maintains stock levels of office and specialized library supplies. Assists in providing ready reference services to library customers. Refers difficult reference questions to the senior technician or librarian. Assists library users with library equipment. Performs routine clerical tasks. Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing software to prepare, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of letters, reports, memos, and other text documents. Receives and transmits electronic mail and attachments. Assists at the circulation desk as needed. Refers unusual or complex problems concerning work processes to the appropriate staff member. Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11673861

Position: Biomedical Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $61,947 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library to enjoy local remote telework from Bethesda, MD as an information consultant and library instructor for NIH and Health and Human Services (HHS) researchers and policymakers. Specialize in services like scholarly communication, data services, bibliometrics, drug information, and/or evidence synthesis. Collaborate to develop and deliver quality information services to 27 NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices, plus HHS groups working to enhance public health and advance science. View this Introduction to the NIH Library.

If you have experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. These opportunities will be available on USAJOBS.gov for ten calendar days in October. The application period reflects the NIH’s effort to hire talented people quickly.

The NIH is the world’s largest medical research facility, and we are seeking applications from exceptional candidates for two Biomedical Librarian positions at the NIH Library (Office of Research Services, Division of Library Services):

Librarian (Biomedical) GS-1410-9/11/12 FPL 13 announcement; dates: 10/14/2022-10/24/2022

Merit announcement: # NIH-ORS-MP-23-11668300 and link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681720600

DE announcement: # NIH-ORS-DE-23-11668256 and link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681698500

  • Serves as an expert information advisor and consultant to NIH and HHS customers.
  • Consults and collaborates with researchers, clinicians, and staff to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.
  • Utilizes a range of biomedical information resources and databases to provide information to researchers, clinicians, and staff.
  • Develops and provides a program of instruction in areas such as the use of analytical tools, scholarly resources, and library resources.
  • Provides advice and consultation to researchers, clinicians, and staff in using library products and services.
  • Performs outreach across NIH and HHS to understand users’ information needs and markets library services and resources that meet those needs.
  • Consults with research librarians, researchers, clinicians, and peer groups within and outside NIH and HHS to keep abreast of developments, new methods, and search techniques in the area of specialty, information science and biomedicine.
  • If you are selected at the GS-9, or GS-11, you will essentially perform the same duties as those described above, however, duties are less complex and will be performed under closer supervision with more detailed guidance.
  • For more information on the NIH Library, visit https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov/.

A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and a 401k equivalent savings plan.

This position is subject to a background investigation.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Position: Library Associate – Special Collections University Archives
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

This position works as part of the team that cares for, manages, and promotes Towson University’s Special Collections and University Archives by providing access to records of enduring value. Under the leadership of the Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), this position cultivates outward-facing relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and independent scholars by assisting with and/or conducting research to fulfill reference questions, engaging in a range of outreach activities, and increasing the discoverability of and access to historic, manuscript, and archival research materials via digitization, metadata creation, and digital preservation strategies.

Responsibilities and Duties

Assist with the web archiving program using Archive-It and Conifer software. Ingest and create metadata for born digital and digitized material into our digital collections platform, Quartex. Assist with the preservation of physical and digital collections materials. Digitize documents, photographs, and other materials. Assist with developing and maintaining digital collections landing pages, digital exhibits, social media posts, and other web content. Provide direction to student assistants working on digitization projects. Participate in outreach efforts for SCUA, including exhibits, displays, presentations, events, and web features. Collaborate with SCUA colleagues to develop digital components of exhibits and displays. Participate in the preparation of materials for SCUA instruction sessions in collaboration with departmental staff. Responsible for submission aspects of the institutional repository MD-SOAR. Reformatting published materials from their published version to their pre-published version. Cleaning up accessibility errors/warnings in submitted files. Upload content and enter metadata for submissions.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of experience in a library setting or similar environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and user satisfaction.
  • Initiative, energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty, and staff of the University and external scholars.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value and importance of the use of primary sources in research and education.
  • Strong attention to detail; analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to synthesize information into a broad context.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with departmental staff.
  • Ability to exercise discretion when working with sensitive or private information in keeping with state and federal guidelines.
  • Flexibility in a changing technological environment.

Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, please click here . TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here .

If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.
For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.

Position: Senior Assistant Branch Manager Adult Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Position Summary:

The Senior Assistant Branch Manager assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the assigned branch designated as a Level II due to collection size, special collections and services, number of branch staff, and customer traffic. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration, providing equal and free access to information, programs and education.

Essential Duties:

  • Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager;
  • Provides reference and readers advisory services to the public;
  • Ensures appropriate transfer of training and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  • Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, to meet customer and budgetary needs;
  • Oversees, plans and implements adult services;
  • Oversees budgets and purchasing for specific branch departments and line items;
  • Works the informational desks in the Adult department;
  • Prepares reports as directed;
  • Coordinates and leads the system-wide Library Information Services Training (LIST) for new reference staff;
  • Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  • Provides oversight for special services, departments, collections and resources;
  • Performs collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment; keeping collections up to date; and ordering items;
  • Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;
  • Provides troubleshooting for any building or staff issues to ensure public and staff safety;
  • Keeps abreast of new trends and changes within public libraries

Supervision Functions:

  • Serves as a hiring manager and supervises reference staff, reference substitutes, hourly staff and volunteers as assigned;
  • Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  • Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the librarys performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  • Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  • Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and schedules;
  • Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  • Ensures staff receive and understand the system and department communications via written or electronic format or in-person meetings;
  • May act as supervisor of a team or workgroup and/or may supervise volunteers.

Standard Functions:

  • Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  • Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  • Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  • Is dependable and punctual;
  • Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  • Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Librarys Policies and Procedures Manual;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, required (Note: will consider applicants who will complete such program within six months from date of application.);
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  • Three or more years of related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on the use of computers, databases, preferably in public library;
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  • Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required;
  • Valid drivers license with no more than three points;
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to gain advanced knowledge of Harford County Public Library policies and procedures;
  • Ability to act as a representative of Harford County Public Library to the public;
  • Extensive knowledge of branch practices and procedures;
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of training methods and technologies;
  • Thorough understanding of the relationship of the facets of childrens, teens and adult services and the concepts necessary to develop strong cross services relationships;
  • Expert knowledge of relevant electronic resources, including the Internet and databases;
  • Knowledge of technology to include 3D printers, robotics, coding, virtual and augmented reality, green screens and relevant software packages;
  • Ability to engage with customers in a diplomatic and empathetic manner;
  • Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train and communicate with other staff members;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  • Ability to develop and implement programs in childrens, teens and adult services
  • Extensive knowledge of modern research techniques;
  • Ability to keep relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask;
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  • Strong supervisory and managerial skills;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Work Environment:

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

Reporting Relationship:

This position reports to the Senior Branch Manager. Does supervise staff. May supervise volunteers.

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 Librarys Values statement, customer service guidelines, and all other policies detailed in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

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

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 organizations needs.

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

Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only at www.HCPLonline.org . Review vacancy announcement and requirements, under Library Jobs tab. A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Please do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Position: Director of the Legal Information Center
Location: Delaware Law School

Widener University Delaware Law School in Wilmington, Delaware, seeks to hire a Director of the Legal Information Center (LIC) to begin July 1, 2023. In collaboration with LIC staff, law school faculty and staff, and the broader university community, the Director oversees operations, personnel, strategic planning, external relations, technology and other initiatives, and budget, and informs curricular matters associated with legal research as one of the intellectual and research centers of the Law School.

The Director would maintain the rank of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Law, with equal expectations to teach one course per academic year as well as be a full faculty participant in faculty governance and professional service. Promotion and/or tenure is based on meeting institutional standards for teaching, scholarship, and service.
For more information and to apply, please see: https://careers.widener.edu/en-us/job/492931

Position: Technical Services Librarian
Location: Delaware Law School

Widener University invites applications for an engaged and experienced librarian to be our Technical Services Librarian for Widener University Delaware Law School. Reporting to the Director of the Library, this role provides support to the Delaware Legal Information Center.

The Technical Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of Technical Services administration, including acquisitions, cataloging, e-resource management, and serials check-in. The Technical Services Librarian maintains the accuracy and integrity of bibliographic and authority records in the online catalog, performs original and copy cataloging when needed. The ideal Technical Services librarian will also have some knowledge of library systems.
For more information and to apply, please see: https://careers.widener.edu/en-us/job/492934

Five Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Librarian (Government and Finance)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Government & Finance Division (G&F). This position will provide research and library services to CRS colleagues and congressional clients in areas covered by G&F, such as appropriations, budgeting, Congress, cybersecurity, economic policy, elections, emergency management, executive and judicial branch oversight, financial services, grants, legislative process, and public finance.

Duties

The Government and Finance (G&F) Division’s work focuses on how the three branches of government are organized, managed, and funded. This includes the organization, structure, operations and management of Congress, the executive and judicial branches; the congressional budget and appropriations process, the legislative process and congressional history; and issues related to American federalism, elections, emergency management, community development, and homeland security. Financial issues covered include banking, financial institutions, insurance, securities, taxation, public finance, fiscal and monetary policy, public debt, and economic impacts of tax and budget policy. The division also covers entities with unique government responsibilities such as the Census Bureau, Federal Reserve, Postal Service, and FEMA.

Research Librarians work individually and as part of teams to provide research and library services across the full range of policy areas covered by the division and author products used each year by thousands of congressional clients on topics that include appointments/nominations, appropriations status tracking, federal awards tracking, federal disaster assistance programs, federal employees, grants work in a congressional office, and various types of congressional and legislative information.

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.

Research Librarians are often involved in the following activities.

  • Working under deadlines within specialized issue areas that may be obscure, ambiguous, and contentious.
  • Rapidly building working knowledge of specialized issue areas and resources as part of successfully identifying, proposing, developing, and executing research projects.
  • Collaborating and consulting with internal and external subject specialists to develop and improve research projects.
  • Negotiating with clients and colleagues 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.
  • Designing and writing products as a solo author or co-author that describe the findings of research projects. These products often include multiple elements such as abstracts, methodological descriptions, summaries, and tables.
  • Making effective use of peer review of products by incorporating feedback from multiple colleagues into coherent and cohesive products.
  • Working within a multi-level product development and review process to ensure accuracy, appropriate scope, adherence to organizational policies and values, and responsiveness of products.
  • Delivering products to clients in writing, by phone, and in-person, often in combination, and in accordance with the circumstances of each unique research project and resulting product.
  • Developing and maintaining knowledge of the content, scope, and search functionality of specialized research resources relevant to research projects.
  • Identifying, testing, and evaluating new general and specialized research resources; performing market analyses on competing resources; and recommending resources for purchase or renewal.
  • Providing orientation and training/instruction to congressional clients and colleagues on research methods and research resources.

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

The position description number for this position is 336982.
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 or compflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Benelux, France and Italy Section, African, Latin American and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Salary: $106,823 – $121,065

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: The PDS COVID-19 vaccination policy requires as a condition of employment that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive from PDS a reasonable accommodation due to a disability or sincere religious belief. If you are offered a position and decide to join PDS, then before starting work at PDS you will be required either (A) to submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative or (B) to request and receive an accommodation due to disability of sincere religious belief.

Division Description: This position is located in the Executive Division. The Executive Division staff are responsible for directing the administrative and personnel functions, including hiring and managing the attorneys and support staff; securing resources and developing policies and procedures to direct and enhance the legal practice of the organization; preparing and managing the PDS budget; and interacting with court and criminal justice agencies to advance the PDS mission and improve the overall quality of the criminal defense bar.

Responsibilities

The law librarian provides professional research and reference services to PDS staff attorneys, law clerks, and administrators, as well as to Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel lawyers, clients, and duty day walk-ins (when needed) using primarily computer-based research resources. The position is a solo librarian and reports to the General Counsel. The law librarian’s specific duties include:

  • Managing the PDS Library, including purchasing new materials, updating the collection (including loose-leaf materials and pocket parts where necessary), and conducting an annual inventory;
  • Organizing and providing to staff online and print access to legal treatises, collections of books, publications, and electronic resources;
  • Providing access to and training on available online research services, such as Lexis, Westlaw, and BNA; Responding to specific research requests from staff and assisting with legal research, primarily in D.C. law, including legislative history;
  • Circulating to attorneys by email the weekly opinions from the D.C. Court of Appeals;
  • Working with other libraries to obtain materials to which PDS does not have in-house access;
  • Updating and maintaining the PDS online card catalog;
  • Developing, maintaining, and updating an online D.C. research database on frequently requested topics;
  • Preparing the library budget and, with the General Counsel, evaluating and renewing as needed, contracts with electronic service providers such as Westlaw and LexisNexis;
  • Managing and renewing subscriptions for periodicals and other materials;
  • Developing and producing electronic reference and training materials, including research manuals and guidelines, and general information about D.C. law for attorneys and law clerks;
  • Coordinating and conducting library user training and orientation programs for staff, law clerks, and CJA attorneys; and
  • Recommending and implementing internal operating policies and procedures to meet the goals of the library program.

Work Schedule: This is a full-time term position eligible for remote work. Due to the pandemic, PDS is on a maximum telework schedule until November 2022. Beginning in November, we expect this position to shift to a more on-site schedule, with some remote work. The exact mix of in-person and remote work will depend on the needs of the agency and office space availability.

Position: Associate Director of Advancement
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in Smithsonian history. With our Secretary, Lonnie G. Bunch III, who was previously the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, we are positioned to realize our goal of being a truly 21st century museum, libraries, and archives complex. The Smithsonian is dedicated to its founding mission, “the increase and diffusion of knowledge” and as such we use our resources to encourage curiosity, ignite wonder and spark the joy of learning. Following the success of the Smithsonian’s first comprehensive capital campaign, the largest ever undertaken by a cultural organization, the Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian. There is no better time to join this amazing Institution.

The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives (SLA) has an opening for an experienced and dynamic Associate Director of Advancement responsible for developing and managing the fundraising program and generating private support for the acquisition of library materials, conservation, digitization, fellowships, exhibitions, and educational programs. This position reports directly to the Director of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives and serves a member of the SLA Executive Leadership Team. The Associate Director of Advancement supervises a team of Advancement members that assist with programs and manage special events, annual giving, and public affairs. The Associate Director of Advancement engages with staff and Advisory Board, pulling in and developing the SI wide and SLA strategic goals and visions into actionable fundraising goals and programs.

About the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives

SLA serves as the chief research arm and institutional memory of a unique cultural organization known as the Smithsonian Institution. SLA develops policies, provides guidance for the stewardship and preservation of the Smithsonian Institution’s vast research collections, and offers a range of reference and research services to the Smithsonian community and beyond to global researchers. SLA’s library research and archival collections play a dynamic role in advancing the scientific and cultural understanding of our universe. Collections acquired and managed by SLA on behalf of Smithsonian researchers provide the resources and infrastructure needed to actively participate in the research infrastructure and ecosystem of scholarly communications. SLA’s institutional archives document the history of the Smithsonian, from its founding in 1846 to the present, and supports the Smithsonian community of scholars and the general public by acquiring, evaluating, and preserving the records of the Institution and related documentary materials. SLA manages the care, storage, and retrieval services for the Institution’s records in a wide variety of analog and digital formats. The expert staff who manage and preserve these collections are a crucial resource for research and education communities at the Smithsonian, within the United States, and around the world.

SLA is a critical partner in fostering collaboration across the Smithsonian environment, through access, collections, consultations, digital scholarship support, events, instruction, reference, services, and technology. As the world’s largest museum library and archives system, SLA is fearlessly at the forefront of research at the Smithsonian and serves as catalyst for knowledge production. We foster and embrace agile and innovative approaches to meeting the changing information needs of the Smithsonian community.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Associate Director for Advancement

The Associate Director of Advancement oversees the advancement program strategies for the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives with responsibility for planning, generating, and executing fund-raising initiatives with an emphasis on major gifts. She/he/they manages a portfolio of prospects including qualification of new prospects, and the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors through in person visits and communications. The Associate Director oversees the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Advisory Board activities. The incumbent strengthens relationships and develops opportunities with Board members, donors, and supporters of all levels and members of the SLA staff to further organizational goals and vision. The incumbent develops written annual work plans, visit and solicitation goals in conjunction with the Unit’s Director, and prepares reports on activities. The Associate Director collaborates with libraries and archives staff, various museum staff and other Smithsonian units on programs and solicitations. The incumbent must have both strategic vision and hands-on expertise in executing campaigns related to gift planning, major gifts, and grant proposal writing. The ability to cultivate a culture of philanthropy at SLA among staff is essential.

The successful candidate will have at least five years of successful experience in major gift fundraising, preferably in a major, arts-related institution, non-profit organization, or educational institution. Application materials should show experience in building long-term donor relationships and closing 5-7 figure gifts. Hands-on board management experience with a proven history of fundraising success, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship as well as experience working with planned giving, grant writing, and annual fund strategies should be demonstrated in application. Candidates must have superior oral and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills. Application materials should show experience building an advancement program for a cultural organization. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

Key Relationships

As a member of the SLA Executive Leadership Team the Associate Director of Advancement works in partnership with the SLA Director and Executive Leadership Team to achieve goals by developing an annual fundraising plan. The Associate Director serves as a liaison to the SLA Advisory Board Development Committee and recruits additional members as necessary and appropriate. The Associate Director assesses progress toward benchmarks, recommending changes to annual fundraising priorities as needed.

The Associate Director for Advancement works in collaboration with the SLA Associate Director of Finance and Administration to reconcile the advancement budget and reports fiduciary communications related to advancement regularly to the Library Director and Advisory Board Chair. The SLA Associate Director for Advancement works closely with the SLA Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives and Programs (SIP) to oversee strategic initiatives, communications, education and programming associated with fundraising and advancement. Additionally, the Associate Director provides leadership for all special events related to the Board and fundraising. Works with Associate Director of SIP when appropriate to develop funding streams for SLA strategic initiatives and programs.

Benefits and Application Instructions

The Smithsonian Institution offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits. This is not a federal position but has similar requirements and benefits. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter to oastaffing@si.edu by October 28, 2022. Please include the position title in your e-mail subject line. Resumes should include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (Month and year); and average number of hours worked per week.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

SLA is committed to an inclusive library and archival research environment that prioritizes cultural intelligence, equity, and diversity; responsive and culturally inclusive acquisitions, reparative descriptive practices, and equitable information resources; assessment; and marketing of library and archival services.

The Smithsonian Institution ensures its employees (federal and trust), applicants, and affiliated persons (interns, research associates, fellows, and volunteers) are protected from discrimination and unfair treatment in the workplace regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, gender stereotyping, pregnancy, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, marital status, parental status, or political affiliation and are free from reprisal against protected activities. In addition, other Smithsonian policy prohibits discrimination based on membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors, and political affiliation.”

The Smithsonian provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the contact person listed in this announcement. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Position: Senior Research Operations Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Senior Research Operations Coordinator in Washington, DC office. The Senior Research Operations Coordinator works as part of a firmwide team to support the financial functions of Research Operations, including expense accounting, variance reporting, budget data collection, and various invoicing responsibilities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the monthly variance process:
  1. Reviewing and recording actual costs in Research Services applications to identify budget variances.
  2. Identifying miscoded expenses and obtaining reclassifications.
  3. Creating monthly variance spreadsheets and preliminary analysis for the Director.
  • Assisting the Director with annual budget and revised plan.
  • Processing transactional expenses and chargebacks to the appropriate client matter or practice group.
  • Supporting collection services by performing some or all of the following tasks for the DC office:
  1. Establishing and maintaining effective vendor relationships and working with vendors to rectify billing issues.
  2. Processing invoices, recording data in acquisitions databases, and allocating client-matter charges.
  • Participating in collection review projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or related subject preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a library, preferably law or business.
  • Strong Excel skills and expert facility with formulas and pivot tables.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to coordinate large amounts of data.
  • Strong analytical skills and an aptitude working with numbers.
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Exceptional client service.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
  • Proven reliability, dependability, and motivation.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), ethnicity, 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), ethnicity, 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP endeavors to make http://www.arnoldporter.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Director of Support Staff Stephanie Denmark at +1 202.942.6068. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. 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.

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.

Six Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Supervisory Technical Services Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 378881.
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.

Duties

Serves as Supervisory Technical Services Specialist in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate within Library Services at the Library of Congress. The position reports directly to the Head, Technical Services Section and is responsible for supervising staff who are responsible for receiving, organizing, digitizing, preserving and creating inventory control and cataloging records for all collection items and related materials acquired by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. The incumbent works highly independently, exercising considerable independent judgment, and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies pertaining to visual materials.

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. Creates individual development plans and recommends training for staff. 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.

Leads the accessioning, physical processing, digitization and description of visual collections according to established procedures. Manages the receipt of visual collections acquired through gift, deposit, transfer, exchange, copyright, and purchase. Oversees the unpacking and verification of the completeness and condition of incoming materials and the maintenance of accessioning records. Maintains close control over the quality of accessioning, physical organization and processing, and cataloging of the materials in the collections. Along with senior Team staff, the incumbent monitors the quality of all levels of cataloging. Has direct responsibility for the accuracy and consistency of all inventory, cataloging and indexing controls produced by the Team, whether for internal control or for national and international publication and distribution. Contributes to the development of rules and standards for cataloging, control, and automation of visual materials, and for electronic imaging, in libraries and archives, which serve as the basis for national and international networking of bibliographic data and access to images. Exercises significant responsibilities in dealing with other units or organizations on these matters, to include advising officials of higher rank.

Exercises care to ensure that government property, especially Library collection material, is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage, and that persons under his/her supervision meet their responsibilities in this regard. Working with the Section Head and Chief, effectively monitors and manages space in division storage areas. Oversees the determination of archival supplies, technical equipment, and facilities needed for the Team, recommending staff and resources to devote to particular projects or to allocate among program segments.

Maintains current knowledge of trends in the professional literature and with developments in bibliographic and archival control as practiced in comparable institutions. Develops or assists in the development of community-wide rules and standards for processing, cataloging, describing, or digitizing visual materials.

Attends meetings of professional organizations and publishes technical articles regarding the work of the Library of Congress and of the Prints and Photographs Division in the area of his or her competence. Prepares or oversees the preparation of analytical reports and publications pertaining to the Team’s areas of responsibility.

Independently plans and carries out studies of topics or areas related to visual materials. Exercises a highly specialized knowledge of all work related to archival visual materials. Serves as a resource person assisting staff of the Prints and Photographs Division in providing reference services related material housed in the division in accordance with the division’s reference procedures.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Law) Chief, Public Services Division
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Duties

The incumbent serves as the Supervisor of the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress and is responsible for the daily operations of the Law Library Reading Room. The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the Director of the Global Legal Research Directorate.

The incumbent works highly independently, exercising considerable judgment and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions related to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and completes work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Prepares work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as needed. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.

Responsible for advancing the objectives of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to adhere to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or 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.

Reviews section’s services to ensure they meet professional standards and policy guidelines and are responsive to the needs of Law Library’s constituencies. Communicates LLC-wide strategic goals and priorities to employees within the section. Oversees the implementation and communication of policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines to staff. Provides ongoing consultation, guidance and advice to staff to ensure that staff focus on and provide appropriate services that best meet the needs of Law Library’s clients. Maintains the currency, comprehensiveness, and integrity of legal information resources by identifying, assessing, and organizing materials used and anticipated to be needed by the Public Services Division. Monitors the size, location, condition and security of the Reading Room collections. In the context of Law Library’s needs, works with the Collection Services Division to set priorities and policies for acquisition, storage and exchange of materials and disposal of excess assets.

Assignments consist of a broad range of information activities or require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require resolving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Reviews and analyzes significant issues in information research and dissemination. Renders services to Members of Congress and their staffs, and officials inside and outside the Library of Congress and other Law Library constituents. Conducts research and analysis in topics in field of expertise, providing authoritative and definitive results. Provides in-depth analysis on complex questions, requirements, and priorities.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within Law Library. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience.

Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects. Directs and shapes the character and overall nature of projects. Oversees project from conception through development, production, and guidance to subordinate supervisors. Participates in planning work, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures. Manages a variety of functions simultaneously and with flexibility to work under competing demands and deadlines.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 257078.
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.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: FEDLINK Executive Director
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $135,468 – $203,700

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the FEDLINK Division, Library Enterprises Directorate, Office of the Chief Operating Officer.
The position description number for this position is 433472.
The salary range reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical programs or operations. Responsible for the direction and management of the FEDLINK revolving fund operations to achieve specified goals and objectives effectively. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and takes action to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as needed.

As Executive Director of FEDLINK, administers an organization of sufficient strength and expertise to plan, determine, and attain program and business goals and objectives; directs the annual budget process and manages budget execution; and represents the network at professional meetings and network activities among the Federal and non-Federal sectors. Determines research and development projects for both the network office and members’ individual needs, including enhancements to FEDLINK’s financial systems and customer databases, providing installation and implementation oversight.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agency leaders, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public, to advance the objectives of federal libraries and information centers on behalf of the Library of Congress.

Leads the FEDLINK Advisory Board, to design and implement FEDLINK programs, operations and technologies. Reports regularly on the effectiveness of FEDLINK and related programs. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with Library officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests in support of FEDLINK.

Develops, conceives, plans and implements policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs. Translates new legislation into program goals, actions, and policies, interpreting the impact of new legislative requirements on agency programs. Is recognized as a Library authority in formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on Federal libraries and information centers. Provides management and consulting services to top Library executives on change management and internal business process improvements to improve the effectiveness of FEDLINK operations and functions.

The incumbent has responsibility for planning and directing FEDLINK programs managed through a subordinate staff at the GS-13 and higher levels. Duties include design and implementation of short- and long-range program plans, goals and objectives; program evaluation; and, oversight of organizational changes, policy development and program funding and direction. The incumbent selects or recommends final selection of candidates for vacancies and approves other personnel actions; approves promotions and special commendations; and administers performance management functions. Resolves complaints and grievances. Effects disciplinary measures and ensures appropriate training and development of staff.

Position: Librarian (Law Section, German languages)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Law Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Lit Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Dir, Discovery and Preservation Services is searching for a Librarian (Law Section, German languages).

Duties

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

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Reference Librarian (Caribbean Studies)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Hispanic Reading Room, Hispanic Section, Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, General and International Collections, Researcher And Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012535.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performs various other duties as assigned.

Position: Associate Director, Library Operations
Location: George Washington University
Salary: $100,000 – $115,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Reporting to the Director, this senior management position coordinates the Library Operations team, including collection development, acquisitions, serials, electronic resources and their management, cataloging and authority control, collection maintenance, the Alma library services platform and Primo discovery system, institutional repository, scholarly publishing support initiatives, document delivery, and web services. This position also manages the materials budget, facilities planning, and all personnel issues for Library Operations.

The Associate Director provides strategic visions for collections and communicates that vision to the user community. This position plays a major role in planning and implementing systems and in the overall planning and management of the library. Areas of increasing significance for this position include the compilation and analysis of usage and collection statistics, the expansion of electronic collections, increasing scholarly communication services including institutional repository and data management, and the identification and preparation of grant proposals to expand emerging technologies and services like 3D printing and virtual reality applications.

The Associate Director, Library Operations, is crucial to promoting good library relations and teamwork, including relationships with GW’s research enterprise and external contracts. The position works closely with all Library functional areas, including information, instructional, and access, as well as other GW libraries, educational technology services, GW committees and offices, and student representatives to assure effective delivery of products and services.

Specific duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Coordination of the Library Operations management team
  • Supervision of 4.75 librarians and 4.5 technicians
  • Responsibility for overall planning and budgeting of the Library’s collections
  • Responsibility for overall planning and coordination of access to electronic resources on- and off-site
  • Promotion of strategies to simplify access to and increase the use of electronic resources
  • Assessment of collection in terms of usage and costs and alignment with user needs
  • Responsibility for overall planning and implementation of library systems for resource management, access, and document delivery
  • Coordination of library systems with the Library’s web and social media presence
  • Tracking and promotion of scholarly communication issues to inform library practice and educate faculty and to support scholarly publishing initiatives
  • Planning for and oversight of physical facilities
  • Service on appropriate Library, School, and University Committees
  • Preparation of grant proposals to expand Library services and resources
  • Oversight of documentation of all departmental activities and systems
  • Participation in planning and management of the library as a whole
  • Participation in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Clinical Integration Sessions (CIS) program as a librarian tutor
  • Participation in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and informational services to various departments (both academic and clinical) in conjunction with the reference department.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS or a combination of a graduate degree and professional experience in libraries.
  • At least 5 years of increasing responsibility in an academic library or health sciences library, including at least 3 years of supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated strong working knowledge of library technical services operations and integrated library systems
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of budgets and finance in an academic library

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a health sciences library or in an academic health sciences environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technologies, including institutional repositories, remote delivery of services, new modes of scholarly communication, and electronic resource management
  • Demonstrated experience in project planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Strong team-building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in providing instruction to small groups.
  • Experience in developing documentation

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, please complete an online application and upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2022, 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.

Other Information

Employer will not sponsor for employment visa status.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus.

The George Washington 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.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Archives Specialist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. The incumbent serves as a Supervisory Archives Specialist for the community management staff in the Office of Innovation reporting to the Director of the Digital Partnerships and Outreach Division. The incumbent serves as the first-line supervisor to staff that are responsible for overseeing programs related to promoting the improvement and use of the National Archives Catalog and other NARA online platforms.

Duties

As a SUPERVISORY ARCHIVES SPECIALIST, you will:

  • Develop and monitor community engagement with NARA’s electronic and digitized holdings and performs measures in support of the overall goals and objectives of the Office of Innovation.
  • Provide direct supervision to program staff and coordinate their activities with those of Office of Innovation staff to ensure excellent customer relations and stakeholder relations.
  • Contribute to information technology systems development by analyzing and defining program requirements, communicating these requirements to systems developers, and coordinating deployment of information technology to supporting operations and customer services in the Office of Innovation program.
  • Develop marketing materials and promote initiatives to familiarize stakeholders and the public with the services provided by the Digital Partnerships and Outreach Division staff and the Office of Innovation.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach
Location: Venable LLP

Originally posted on AALL Careers.

Description
You’re looking for a change, and so are we. At Venable, we know that every new hire brings valuable experience, new perspectives, and a chance to raise the bar on our approach to Research and Knowledge Services. That’s why we’re looking for a Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to lead library outreach, training initiatives as well as research team assignments. Research Team activities include conducting high-level substantive research in a wide variety of practice areas utilizing a diverse range of resources to support client work, business development, and firm management and functional areas.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for…
Leading the department’s training and outreach initiatives to develop annual research training goals and assure that lawyers develop awareness and proficiency in using appropriate resources to support their client work.
Collaborating with Reference and Knowledge Services team members, the Professional Development team, Practice Group Leaders, Partners, and other firm leaders to assess and understand attorney and professional staff research and information needs.
Designing, developing, and implementing training programs and developing appropriate learning materials.
Providing training to attorneys and professional staff in a variety of platforms, including remote virtual learning, video learning, concierge (one-on-one), and in-person group presentations
Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff
Researching and writing summaries of research results across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
Providing analysis and synthesis of research results and presenting findings in a manner promoting effective decision making.

Requirements
The successful candidate will demonstrate…
Bachelor’s degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent experience
A minimum of two years office or law firm experience preferred
Working knowledge of MS Office products including Outlook, Word, and Excel
Strong communication skills: ability to interact in both written and oral form with all levels of the organization
Experience with logic-based searching preferred
Investing your time and talents is no small matter—we know that superior service to our clients starts with an investment in you. Our competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and programs that support our employees’ wellbeing, families, and futures reflect our pride in our people. From our Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to our senior partners, Venable makes sure that we are the right fit for one another, in order to cultivate the most successful of relationships.

Position: Manuscript Reference Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full job vacancy posted on USAJobs.

The reference librarian in the Manuscript Division serves as an authority in providing reference services in the field of archives and manuscripts.
This position is located in the Reference and Reader Services Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher And Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 169238. This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties
Responds to reference service requests, received in person, by telephone, or via electronic means regarding collection of documents administered by the Manuscript Division. Locates, retrieves, and re-shelves materials. Interviews researchers, analyzing questions to determine appropriate research strategies. Assists scholars and researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration, and advises them of relevant records in both the Manuscript Division and in other repositories. Assists researchers in the use of manuscript material relevant to their study. Provides information on the following: collections, catalogs, indexes, finding aids and other sources available for their use; and donor restrictions, copyright law, scanning and photocopy regulations which govern the research and publication of material in the custody of the Manuscript Division.
Communicates with a wide variety of patrons with non-routine questions on use of manuscript collections, location of material, and borrowing policies. 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. Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information.
Ensures proper handling of manuscript materials and guards against theft. Maintains reader records and statistics regarding use of collections. Examines all materials brought into the Manuscript Reading Room and applies appropriate markings which distinguish personal property from collections materials. Controls stack access and verifies materials taken from the collection are properly charged.
Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity to researchers where user needs are determined easily from interviews or written requests. Conducts research and analysis in topics related to American history and culture. Assists in search techniques and files for handling specific types of requests. Prepares clear, accurate, concise, and grammatically correct responses to inquiries. Efficiently handles work assignments to ensure timely responses. Examines publications, electronic resources, and trends in topics related to manuscript librarianship. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Assists in preparing guides and related written products describing collections and research methodologies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials, and collection development activities including searches, and completing claim and order forms.
Resolves the most difficult special search requests that require an expert knowledge and a specialized expertise in the field of manuscripts administration. Serves as an expert in the intricacies of the Manuscript Division’s many catalogs and retrieval tools. Locates and expedites the retrieval of elusive and difficult to locate materials. Determines how far a search should go, and makes recommendations for replacement or withdrawal of records from all files. Works closely with staff to improve the search and retrieval processes.

Conditions of Employment
Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.
Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.**
Ability to provide reference services.**
Knowledge of manuscript collections.**
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to provide consultation or liaison services.
Ability to utilize integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education
All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.
Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;
Or
A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience.
GS- 9
Two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position.
You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.
Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Position: Library Assessment Coordinator
Location: American University
Salary: $65,489 – $71,452

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

At American University we value open and honest inquiry, servant leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We envision a thriving AU community where individuals of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and outcomes prevail.
Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally recognized faculty are today’s thought leaders in the areas of public policy, law, the arts, communications, international development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented, and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for creating change through our knowledge and our work.
Learn more about American University by clicking here.
About the Department/Unit
Library Systems and Assessment is a small team that makes a sizeable impact on both the day-to-day operations and long-term mission of the American University Library. We work with staff and faculty at every level and in every department of the organization to champion new technologies and enable data-driven decision making. The team places a premium on creativity, collegiality, and cooperation. We use our individual skills and knowledge creating tools and solutions for the whole of the Library.
Summary/Objective
Reporting to the Library Systems and Assessment Administrator, the Library Assessment Coordinator provides direction, coordination and support for ad hoc as well as ongoing library assessment work. This position will assist library units and centrally organize library assessment projects covering these three categories:
Strategic assessments that support the library’s current and future strategic planning.
Departmental assessments that evaluate a department’s day-to-day operations and services for future improvements or modifications.
Targeted assessment activities that support internal or external needs.
More specifically, the incumbent will oversee the library’s master statistics tools, provide and store collection usage statistics, and organize information and outputs for assessment projects managed, developed, and/or executed by staff throughout the library.
Essential Functions
Under supervision and direction of the Library Systems and Assessment Administrator, ensures the integrity of library data by creating and documenting consistent, replicable methodologies for gathering statistics. Reviews and analyzes established workflows for gathering statistics, helping to automate them wherever possible. Identifies discrepancies and works to analyze and resolve them. Establishes common repository for library data in multiple formats; assists in the creation of dashboards and other means to visualize library data. Develops mechanisms for periodic review and streamlining of data gathering in order to minimize effort, maintain currency, and avoid redundancy. Reviews and recommends products and applications for tracking library statistics in consultation with relevant departments and consistent with local infrastructure.
Compiles, analyzes, and reports library data to ensure that mandated statistical reports are accurate, complete, and timely. Coordinates the gathering of required statistics from internal departments and university libraries. Serves as the primary point of contact for questions about library data on a national, regional and local level, and is responsible for ensuring that externally reported or shared data is accurate, current, and consistent across platforms.
Fosters a culture of assessment within the library in order to explain and advance the assessment agenda. Develops employee understanding of the purpose and applications for statistics gathering. Recommends baseline assessment knowledge, skills and abilities for library employees whose duties include measurement so that they understand assessment methodologies and applications. Integrates initiatives and advances shared goals as appropriate.
Under supervision and direction of the Library Systems and Assessment Administrator, performs other related duties as assigned.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Full Time, 35 hours/week.
Sr. Coordinator/Analyst A.
Exempt.
Benefits
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University’s unique benefit options.
Current American University Employees
If you are a current employee at American University, please log into AsuccessfulU through the myAU portal. Once in AsuccessfulU, please select the Careers tile which will take you to our internal career page.
Contact Us: For more information or assistance with the American University careers site, email theworkline@american.edu.

Seven Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (China Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Reference Librarian (Nordic Area Librarian)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performs various other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 012535.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Librarian (Cartographic Materials Cataloger)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Metadata and Stewardship Section, Geography and Map Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 432518.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime or compflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Catalogs a variety of resources in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloged reference collection, online databases, the Internet, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process. Recommends revisions to the subject authority file and the classification schedule, according to the rules of the Policy, Training, and Cooperative Program (PTCP) Division and to the procedures of the Geography and Map Division Cataloging Team, as required by the materials cataloged. Develops or extensively revises portions of the subject authority file, or the Library of Congress Classification Schedule; Class G. Examines each item received for cataloging for its appropriateness for cataloging in the G&M Division.

Refers questionable materials to the Team Leader for a decision. Keeps current on changes in policy and procedures. Assesses the significance of changes when developing new procedures as required by policy changes. Assists in modifying or developing new procedures as required by policy changes. Through the procedures of preliminary classification, through research done in the course of cataloging, and through experience and knowledge of the collections, identifies duplicate material and removes it from the collection, or from the processing chain. Cancels any duplicate bibliographic records which may exist. Provides initial instruction and ongoing training to lower grade staff, temporary staff, and interns, reviewing and revising work as needed. In consultation with the Team Leader or senior cataloging specialists, resolves cataloging conflicts. Performs related cataloging duties as assigned.

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

Position: Librarian
Location: Department of Veteran Affairs
Salary: $61,947 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Employee will serve as the Librarian at the Veteran Affairs Central Office Library. The employee is knowledgeable about the electronic delivery of information, journal subscription services and digital resource licensing.

Duties

THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION

Duties include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Provide reference assistance to diverse audience including staff, researchers, patients and their families; assisting them with a broad range and complexity of reference questions.
  • Develop targeted training materials and markets resource availability to all users and promote use.
  • Participate in local, state, regional and national information networks, fostering good working relationships with other health care information professionals.
  • Participate in library orientation and e-resource demonstrations to new employees and patrons.
  • Resolve problems with authentication, access, broken links, etc.
  • Provide technical support and troubleshoot with patrons, individual publishers or the journal subscription agent (e g. password usage, access issues, downloading articles, equipment problems, etc.).
  • Assist with serials control, claiming, accurate record of titles, title changes; maintain library print journal holdings.
  • Assist with collection control, access and maintenance of the library’s online, print, audiovisual and microfilm collections.
  • Provide support, participate on committees and monthly hotline call, etc.
  • Collaborate on coordinating the selection, organization and presentation of new or updated packages of electronic databases, journals or books.
  • Assist/educate library patrons in the use of hardcopy and online resources (journals, books, databases).
  • Coordinate and conduct tracking efforts and inform staff of ongoing electronic resource issues.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized.

Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Catholic University of America
Salary: $65,000 – $75,000

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law is seeking applicants for the position of Reference Librarian. This position is ideal for an ambitious librarian who is ready to join an experienced, collegial team. The successful candidate will actively support law school programs, co-curricular activities, and faculty scholarship, while also working with colleagues to reimagine library services for our patrons. We offer generous vacation, holiday and retirement benefits, in addition to work from home opportunities. The Law Library fosters respect for all community members by providing an inclusive learning and work environment. Come join a welcoming and diverse team of librarians committed to providing excellent customer service.

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library is located on the campus of The Catholic University of America, the largest university campus in the District of Columbia, and a short Metro ride to downtown D.C. and Capitol Hill. The campus is ideally situated in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the most vibrant and exciting communities in the city.

Position Description

  • Provide in-person and virtual legal and non-legal reference and research services to the Law School’s faculty, students, administration, and alumni, as well as the larger CUA community and the general public.
  • Teach legal research classes in the first-year legal writing and research program.
  • Teach legal research classes in upper-division courses and academic programs including the opportunity to teach in the American Law Program in Krakow, Poland.
  • Create and update online research guides and other digital content. In addition, assist in the administration of the Library’s virtual exam database.
  • Collaborate with other librarians in collection analysis, evaluation, and selection of materials to support the curriculum and faculty research interests.
  • Support faculty scholarship through work with the law library’s institutional repository and the creation and maintenance of materials promoting faculty scholarship.
  • Participate on Law Library committees, task forces, and projects, including the current Library-wide effort to migrate to a new ILS.
  • The hours for this position are usually Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm, however the reference librarians also participate in a weekend rotation with other librarians.

Please see the full position description here.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution is required.
  • Entry-level and experienced law librarians are encouraged to apply.
  • Outstanding communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to effectively teach and present is required.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively is required.
  • Expertise in legal bibliography and legal research methodologies preferred.
  • Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited institution preferred.
  • The salary range for this position is $65,000-75,000.

To apply, please complete an online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile. The position will remain open until filled.

Position: Web Services Coordinator
Location: American University Library
Salary: $65,489 – $71,452

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Reporting to the Library Systems and Assessment Administrator, the Web Services Coordinator provides management, and coordination for the American University Library’s web presence in support of Library and AU strategic objectives. This includes primary oversight of the library website and other end-user platforms. The position collaborates with the Resource Sharing and Discovery Manager to provide support for the full range of information resources and access across web and mobile environments, along with enhancing discoverability of library resources and services. This position conducts user research and assessment initiatives for the Library’s online experience.
The Web Services Coordinator is responsible for Library website and is the primary resource for developing and supporting end-user interfaces that create or enhance access to library resources and other services. As part of the Library Systems unit, this position oversees and collaborates on integrated web services and evaluation of the user experience as it pertains to the website and discovery service. The incumbent will implement, customize, and integrate web applications for the Library website and other web services platforms. Develops or supports applications to optimize discoverability of third-party research content. Develops systematic processes for website usability testing. Ensures that websites are responsive and accessible. Works with library staff to facilitate, coordinate, and communicate internal changes and developments with the Library website and discovery service. Works closely with external campus partners and stakeholders to ensure that the design, delivery, and operation of web services are optimal and in support of the needs of American University Library.

Essential Functions

  • Provides management for the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of the Library website and research portal. Implements, develops, or customizes web applications that will enable users to navigate library resources easily, and integrates and administers access protocols for 3rd party online library resources such as the library’s SpringShare suite of products.)
  • Conducts user experience testing to gain insights into user behavior and usage data to optimize the user experience with the library website. Collects and evaluates data from users and web analytics to provide the best user experience possible.
  • Provides oversight, management and testing meets web accessibility standard of web installations. Manages the migration and harvesting of content. Chairs the Library Web Advisory Team, working with other relevant stakeholders, and as such supports the web governance structure for the entire Library.
  • Serve as the data custodian (governance), (identity management) administrative and/or operational responsibility for the library website.. Provide additional systems support for library services such as ILLiad, Ares, and the library’s institutional repository.
  • Works as the Content Provider Lead (CPL) for the University Library and is the primary liaison with the Office of Technology (OIT) for the website. Serves as the Library’s representative on the Content Publishers Committee (CPC), which reports to the Web Steering Committee for the University. Collaborates closely with Library units, campus partners, external entities, and vendors to build bridges between the website and other platforms or online services.
  • Performs other duties related to Library Systems as needed to accomplish the goals of the department, unit, and library; participates in library committees related to primary job assignment as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Full Time, 35 hours/week.
Sr. Coordinator/Analyst A.
Exempt.
This position is expected to be available occasionally outside of their work scheduled as needed.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • 3 years experience using a Content Management system to manage websites.
  • 3 years’ experience of progressively responsible experience including building or designing solutions for web based technology, working with cross functional teams, participating in project development, and leading progressively complex projects.
  • Knowledge of current web innovations, technologies and best practices in web design, and web application security concepts, and web services with HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript ES2015.
  • Knowledge of current best practices accessibility, and Section 508 compliance.
  • Experience conducting user-experience analysis both through qualitative user observation and quantitative tools, particularly using Google Analytics.
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to demonstrate past success working with multiple stakeholders in ways that were both inclusive and data-driven.
  • Must be able to demonstrate initiative, good interpersonal-skills, responsiveness, and strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Preferred Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree or equivalent.
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, CommonSpot, a Content Management System by Paper Thin, experience developing APIs.
  • Knowledge of server-side languages such as PHP or NodeJS.
  • Experience with databases, preferably MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, or MySQL.
  • Experience developing user-centered applications integrating RESTful API’s and front-end libraries (e.g. jQuery, ReactJS, AngularJS, Angular 2+).
  • Experience with project lifecycles, source code management, and code reviews.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
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Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

You’re looking for a change, and so are we. At Venable, we know that every new hire brings valuable experience, new perspectives, and a chance to raise the bar on our approach to Research and Knowledge Services. That’s why we’re looking for a Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to lead library outreach, training initiatives as well as research team assignments. Research Team activities include conducting high-level substantive research in a wide variety of practice areas utilizing a diverse range of resources to support client work, business development, and firm management and functional areas.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Leading the department’s training and outreach initiatives to develop annual research training goals and assure that lawyers develop awareness and proficiency in using appropriate resources to support their client work.
  • Collaborating with Reference and Knowledge Services team members, the Professional Development team, Practice Group Leaders, Partners, and other firm leaders to assess and understand attorney and professional staff research and information needs.
  • Designing, developing, and implementing training programs and developing appropriate learning materials.
  • Providing training to attorneys and professional staff in a variety of platforms, including remote virtual learning, video learning, concierge (one-on-one), and in-person group presentations
  • Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff
  • Researching and writing summaries of research results across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
  • Providing analysis and synthesis of research results and presenting findings in a manner promoting effective decision making.

Requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Bachelor’s degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of two years office or law firm experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Strong communication skills: ability to interact in both written and oral form with all levels of the organization
  • Experience with logic-based searching preferred
  • Investing your time and talents is no small matter—we know that superior service to our clients starts with an investment in you. Our competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and programs that support our employees’ wellbeing, families, and futures reflect our pride in our people. From our Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to our senior partners, Venable makes sure that we are the right fit for one another, in order to cultivate the most successful of relationships.

Apply Today!

We comply with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. Conviction of a crime will not necessarily be a bar to employment at the Firm. Factors such as age at the time of the offense, type of the offense, seriousness of the offense, remoteness of the offense in time, position applied for, rehabilitation, overall record, and other relevant factors will be taken into account in determining effect on suitability for employment.

We comply with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Conviction of a crime will not necessarily be a bar to employment at the Firm. Factors such as age at the time of the offense, type of the offense, seriousness of the offense, remoteness of the offense in time, position applied for, rehabilitation, overall record, and other relevant factors will be taken into account in determining effect on suitability for employment.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Archives Technician
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $40,883 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Incumbent serves as an Archives Technician in Research Services. Incumbent performs non-professional, quasi-professional and technical work that supports access to archival holdings and physical and intellectual control over records. The work encompasses reference, researcher assistance and other customer services, processing, accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, and reformatting of records.

Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-7. 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.

  • Provide reference service including reference search, re-file, interfile, copy, scan and redact information in various filing systems.
  • Arrange records according to established criteria and/or reviews records to provide input on how series of records should be arranged.
  • Assist archivist with preservation and rehabilitation projects.
  • Assist and prepare general description work and online catalog descriptions according to NARA lifecycle standards.
  • Assist in accessioning and disposal of all record types under the guidance of an archivist or archives specialist.

Position: Librarian (Agriculture and Food Law)
Location: National Agricultural Library
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Information Products Division (IPD), Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will direct the Agricultural Law Information Partnership program which supports the dissemination of objective, scholarly, and authoritative agricultural and food law research, and legal tools, and serve as a subject matter expert in agricultural and food law information.

Duties

  • Directs the development and operation of the Agricultural Law Information Partnership to provide a wide range of information products and services.
  • Identifies, develops, and sustains partnerships to promote access to objective, scholarly, and authoritative agricultural and food law research, legal tools, and information.
  • Keeps abreast of current legislative, regulatory, and adjudicatory developments, as well as new publications relating to assigned fields of law and law librarianship.
  • Develops policies and procedures relating to collection development and serves as the recommending and selection officer for United States federal and state legal and legislative materials.
  • Initiates, plans, coordinates, and completes all necessary tasks on special projects and programs, either as assigned or approved by the Associate Director for Information Products and the Leadership of NAL.

Position: Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Location: Howard County Library System
Salary: $93,445 – $163,857

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the President & CEO, you are an experienced, mission-driven, actionoriented champion of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. You are a change agent responsible for the development and support of internal and community-facing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. You ensure community engagement efforts reach underserved and marginalized populations and are designed and delivered with cultural sensitivity and maximum effectiveness.

Key Qualities: You live the Five Pillars of our strategic plan: Customer Loyalty; Everyone a Leader; Thinking Outside the Box; Winning Teamwork; and Community Partnerships. You are an effective communicator; able to prepare, interpret, and present clear equity plans, policies, and reports.

Essential Functions: You understand the organizational and cultural landscape and partner with the President & CEO on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to organizational culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion. You align and integrate a wide range of new and existing initiatives to support and promote HCLS’ DEI objectives through recruitment and retention, training and development, outreach, and collaboration. You manage HCLS’ Brave Voices Brave Choices initiative, leading internal teams and committees on internal and public training, classes, events, and collaborative community building. You collaborate across the organization and create strategies to codify HCLS’ strategic plan by applying a DEI lens to all policies, curriculum, and communications.

Requirements: Do you have what it takes? You hold a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development and Behavior, Peace and Conflict Studies, Psychology, Sociology, or other closely related field. You hold a master’s degree with a focus in Counseling, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Social Work, Organizational Development, or other closely related field preferred. You have five (5) years of related experience. Professional Diversity Certification is highly desirable. You have exceptional communication, interpersonal and relationship skills, excellence in writing, presentation development and delivery, and public speaking to varied audiences. You have knowledge and experience in developing and implementing programs and initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the community; you demonstrate an excellent command of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion concepts, issues, and resources. You have the proven ability to develop and implement strategies that engage and mobilize diverse stakeholders. You have been an integral part of an organization’s success story. You have demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with diverse groups. You have strong problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis, and to develop new processes and procedures in response to changing needs and system-wide goals. You maintain regular and predictable attendance. You have a current valid driver’s license.

Application Process: Click on link below to visit our website and apply! Chief-EDI Officer. https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/All/40de7fa2-99e6-4bdb-99f4-432eb0ad0d28/Howard-County-Library-System

One Position: Maryland

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Salary: $80,357

Purpose of Role:
Assists the Web Content Administrator in the management of the People’s Law Library (PLL) website. PLL, originally developed by Maryland public interest law groups and now managed by the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library (TMSLL), is the Judiciary’s primary method of providing legal information and referral assistance to self-represented litigants.
Assists with technology development efforts, including upgrades to the content management platform, enhancements to accessibility, and web usability. The Web Services Librarian’s essential technology- related responsibilities include: developing directory and calendar optimizations to enhance delivery of material relevant to self-represented litigants; identifying and correcting coding errors within PLL pages; applying current accessibility standards and best practices to all site pages; coordinating with outside vendors on enhancements to content management systems; and working on other projects as directed.
Assists in ensuring that PLL delivers reliable, accurate, and relevant content to users. Essential responsibilities include: identifying out of date and incorrect site content and taking remedial action, as directed; ensuring that legal services directory information is accurate and categorized; and responding to patron questions and suggestions for site improvements.
Maintains and improves the TMSLL website. Essential responsibilities include: updating content; maintaining and evaluating website statistics; and assisting in selection and maintenance of future content management systems and internet domain name coordination.
Participates in the provision of reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population, as needed.

Education:Bachelor’s Degree
Experience:Two (2) years of related work experience which must include library or legal writing experience.
Note:Substitutes for the two years of experience may include: a Master’s Degree in Library Science from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA); a Master’s Degree in a computer-related field; or a Juris Doctor from a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
Preferred: Undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science, information systems, or library science. Spanish proficiency is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
TECHNOLOGY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
MS Windows-based operating systems.
MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
Adobe Acrobat.
Experience with content management systems; expertise with Drupal 8 or 9, with associated modules, is strongly preferred.
Various graphics programs (Photoshop, GIMP, MS Publisher, Paint Shop Pro, etc.).
Knowledge of internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari).
Knowledge of web authoring tools and standards, and page design principles.
Knowledge of web programming in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or a similar language.
Knowledge of web design, including the use of content management systems.
Knowledge of website design and management.
Ability to keep abreast of web technology developments, particularly new developments in web content management systems.
Knowledge of web programming in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or a similar language.
Knowledge and experience with the Drupal content management system is preferred.
LEGAL WRITING AND CLEAR WRITING
Knowledge of office software applications, such as word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, and e-mail.
Correct usage of business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
Understanding of how adults learn and retain information, especially in a web environment.
Capacity to develop and implement quality control mechanisms for website content and maintenance.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Ability to work independently and to pay close attention to detail.
Ability to establish priorities.
Ability to collect and analyze data for evaluation of websites.
REQUIRED SKILLS
Ability to read and understand court documents, legal publications, and complex instructions.
Ability to use required communication technologies.
Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
Ability to use a computer for extended periods of time.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJobs.

This position is located in the Art, Religion and Technology Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Duties
Catalogs various materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.
Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the ordering process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availabiliy of funds.
Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.
Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accord with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.
Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.
Performs various other duties as assigned.
onditions of Employment

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.
Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Knowledge of library metadata rules, practices, and procedures.**
Ability to use library software applications, integrated library platforms, or other information technologies.**
Knowledge of at least one of the following subject areas: Art, Religion or Technology.**
Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret data related to cataloging library materials.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison services.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Education
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Middle School Library Assistant
Location: Gilman School

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Walter Lord Library is the heart of the Middle School and serves as the premiere place for research instruction and support, as well as book recommendations. The Middle School community relies on the Library team to provide a wide range of support, inspiration, enrichment activities, and programming. Working with the Librarian, the Library Assistant will maintain a vibrant and welcoming space for students and support the Library’s mission to empower students to be critical thinkers, effective and ethical users and producers of ideas and information, and lifelong readers and learners. The Library program strives to help develop men of character and integrity who have the skills and ability to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Programming:

  • Plan and organize all calendars related to Library programs
  • Craft and send all Library daily and weekly communication
  • Assist in planning Book Fair
  • Assist with special projects, programs, and clubs

Reading and Research Instruction:

  • Assist students and teachers with reader’s advisory and circulation
  • Locate, check out, and make available all items across libraries
  • Create and manage subject resource lists using Library catalog
  • Assist with MS Supplementary Reading Program

Library Space Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and help Middle School students and faculty while using the library, including early morning access to the library and afternoon study hall
  • Create material displays and educational bulletin boards
  • Monitor office and book repair supplies; order as needed

Collection Management Responsibilities:

  • Check-in, shelve items; process new books, examine materials and withdraw or repair as needed
  • Generate and distribute overdue notices; bill for lost library items
  • Assist in maintaining an organized and up-to-date catalog and circulation system
  • Track student and faculty book recommendations and create material order lists

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Technology experience: Library catalog systems, Google products, database management, graphic design software, and web searching
  • Self starter with initiative and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Team player
  • Previous library experience in a PK-12 school setting preferred

Position: Library Technician (Federal Library)
Location: Cadence Group

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interlibrary loan work, processing orders and sending materials to other libraries, tracking ILLs to make sure they are recorded and within the CONTU Guidelines
  • Track loaned and borrowed materials to insure timely return through Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  • Answer patron questions; provide orientation and support for in-processing patrons
  • Process library materials, including preparing and updating shelf lists
  • Identify and prepare library materials for binding
  • Provide integrated library system support
  • Perform basic literature searches as well as animal protocol searches
  • Scan micro-film, operate microfilm machine
  • Troubleshoot basic technology issues related to EndNote and Online Resources
  • Register staff for access to databases and other online services; organize routine training for staff members
  • Perform copy cataloging and original cataloging
  • Provide circulation and ready reference support
  • Prepare requisitions or other procurement documents for purchase of library materials
  • Prepare multi-media and/or paper-based presentations

REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. Citizenship mandatory
  • Must have 3 years specialized experience in a library that provides general knowledge of library rules, policies, and procedures for circulation and technical service including library systems, procedures, and theory (16 credits in library science may be substituted for specialized experience)
  • Must have experience or training that demonstrates knowledge of Integrated Library Systems (ILS), library applications, and other information technologies
  • Archival knowledge highly desired
  • Must be familiar with DOCLINE and OCLC WorldShare
  • Must be able to adapt quickly/change gears on a dime in a fast-paced and constantly changing work environment
  • An Associate Degree from recognized college or technical institute

Highly Desired:

  • Experience performing medical or scientific research
  • Experience with EOS integrated library system
  • Experience developing LibGuides
  • Experience working in a federal library

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

Five Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the History and Genealogy Section, Researcher & Reference Services Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 010703.
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.

Duties

The purpose of this position is to plan and administer general reference and research services to constituents including Congress, other government agencies, and special borrowers. To facilitate such research, the Section’s specialists recommend the acquisition of print, microform and computer file materials of research value to its constituents. The Section maintains reference and circulating collections for Congress, bearing responsibility for the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of these collections. The work of the Division affects the development of Library programs and the policies, standards, and principles used by librarians in government, public and academic libraries throughout the United States. The incumbent exercises initiative, judgment, tact, and flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of constituents, is familiar with the rapidly growing and complex body of library and information science, and maintains a working knowledge of the operation and resources of the Division and the Library as a whole.

Librarian Responsibilities:

Provides reference services in person, by telephone, email, chat, and formal correspondence; the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are found within the Library’s collection. Serves as both a generalist and subject specialist providing the Library’s constituents basic information and reference research services. Conducts a thorough reference interview, analyzes questions and requirements, and suggests search strategies. Is knowledgeable of the Library’s resources from the general, special and/or reference collections in all formats. Acquires knowledge of special catalogs and collections, areas of specialization of Library staff members (language as well as subject), and printed, non-print, and electronic reference sources. Is knowledgeable about a wide variety of sources including those of other libraries and organizations. Directs users to the proper specialists, resources, services, divisions, or reading rooms within the Library, or to other agencies or institutions. Utilizes knowledge of the general resources of other libraries and organizations.

Participates on Division, Library and/or professional committees. Prepares statistics and reports. As assigned, acquires a knowledge of administrative functions, which contribute to the effective operation of reference services. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Is knowledgeable of the basic resources in assigned area. Develops knowledge of historical and current trends in assigned area. May represent the Division at conferences and seminars and participate in planning interpretive programs.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments. Participates in developing the reference collections and the general collections as assigned, including materials in all formats (print, microform and electronic). Selects and recommends appropriate titles and drafts requests for major purchases. Recommends replacement or claiming of missing materials, identifies the need for additional copies of titles in heavy demand, and monitors approval plans as required. Surveys the Library’s holdings to familiarize themselves with the Library’s collections.

Activates and controls standardized computer system and peripheral equipment operations. Provides guidance and access to information resources, both inside the library and beyond the library, through databases, telecommunication networks, and cooperative arrangements. Troubleshoots and resolves problems encountered during searches. Trains and assists constituents in the use of the OPAC, electronic databases, and reference resources.

Position: Geospatial Data Visualization Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Geography and Map Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 387337.
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.

Duties

The incumbent collaborates with Library of Congress staff to fully leverage available services, systems, and collections. Serves as a senior expert on GIS and provides leadership, technical assistance, policy guidance, and oversight in the application of GIS technology. Interfaces closely with Congressional, Library, and CRS staff, Information Technology Specialists, and information professionals to design, implement, update, and troubleshoot database solutions relating to Geographic Information Systems. Locates, creates, tailors and updates relevant databases containing geographic information required to create maps and other graphical presentations needed to respond to highly complex congressional requests for analysis. Prepares written products of a descriptive and analytical nature on GIS data presented in cartographic and other forms such as tables and charts for incorporation into Library Services products that contribute to congressional understanding of policy issues. Performs peer review of written responses, products, and presentations pertaining to GIS data. Establishes and maintains partnerships with staff throughout the Library and conducts and coordinates Division- or Service-wide outreach efforts to enhance and support GIS services. GIS-specific responsibilities include activities in data acquisition and maintenance, documentation, mapping production, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QAIQC), metadata, and user support, including training for staff on basic GIS issues. Manages cartographic projects, and develops and implements quality control measures. Specifies requirements to software vendors, prepares map design specifications, identifies new mapping system requirements, and documents map creation procedures to enhance GIS products and services.

Plans, implements and manages GIS and spatial relationship technology projects to meet the analysis and information requirements of CRS analysts, Congress, and other information professionals.

Designs, maintains and manages GIS datasets and related management systems, which may involve planning, importing existing digital data, and/or converting data. Ensures national data standards and other applicable GIS standards are met. With the concurrence of the supervisor, assigns segments of projects to staff and reviews project work.

Utilizing integrated computer models and other tools, conducts analysis of highly complex georeferenced data that may be highly incompatible or uncertain to determine resources, conditions, and trends. Models expected results to provide an authoritative basis for congressional consideration of alternative options to address significant policy issues and recommends the most effective presentation of data.

Manages and integrates the use of various GIS and database management software. Configures standard software and data to meet information and analytical needs. Develops and implements data documentation procedures and data distribution using appropriate technologies, e.g., the Internet, hardcopy, and digital. With the concurrence of the supervisor, assigns segments of management and data configuration to staff and reviews project work.

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

Solves highly complex research problems within the technical information occupation. Evaluates and recommends new methods for information transfer. Performs information searches in a broad subject field, where users need specialized and complex information such as reports of advanced scientific research or information on complex issues before policy-makers, or officials that are conflicting, incomplete, or unclear. Performs information searches of a highly complex nature, using familiarity with in- house resources, and primary source materials in other libraries, museums, etc.

Position: Librarian (Mesoamerican Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 432995.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Candidates with a PhD or MLS, MAMS, MLIS or equivalent degree are encouraged to apply.

Duties

The position reports to the division Chief and provides essential and critical professional curatorial reference and research services, as well as consultation and liaison services, and acquisitions and collections management on behalf of the division.

The work involves advanced reference work, research and responsibility for acquisitions and special projects, including the organization, interpretation, and exhibition of the Jay I. Kislak Collection (Collection), as well as related outreach to the Kislak Family Foundation, scholars of the early Americas, and professional organizations who engage in similar content and the same period.

The position maintains knowledge of a specialized area (i.e. Mesoamerican or Pre-Colombian studies in any applicable academic discipline, including but not limited to Archeology, Anthropology, Art History, Linguistics, History, Literature, Geography, or other related field), a sound background in special collections work or librarianship, experience in research or curatorial methodology, and acquaintance with the original and secondary sources in their specialized subject area of expertise.

Provides personalized reference services to varied constituents, including Members of Congress and their staffs, scholars and researchers across the world, exhibition staff and visitor services staff at the Library, the Kislak Family Foundation, and the general public, utilizing their subject expertise, as well as broad knowledge of related resources and research services both within and outside the Library.

Is responsible for curating the Collection and Library collections in the specialized subject area. Oversees the growth and development of the collection related to the specialized subject area, establishing guidelines for continued collection growth. Examines incoming catalogs and special offers to make recommendations for additions to the Collection and Library collections. Prepares memoranda of recommendation, letters of solicitation, and other documents related to acquisitions.

Develops new and ongoing professional relationships with prospective donors in relation to the Library collection.

Serves as a consultant to researchers, academia, and professional organizations using the Library’s collections and to persons planning special observances in subject fields and on the collections in which they have specialized knowledge. Serves as a mentor to interns, fellows, researchers, and other parties interested in the subject, field or time period.

While performing daily duties, the incumbent is also responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of Library of Congress materials. The incumbent has access to collection material up to the Platinum collection level.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Library Research Centers of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and the Museum Support Center, Office of Under Secretary for Science and Research, Smithsonian Institution (SI). The NMNH Supervisory Librarian provides research services to the scientific community through innovative and responsive support including reference, access to information in print and digital forms, interlibrary lending and special projects.

Duties

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performing the full range of personnel management duties.
  • Coordinating space, equipment, training, collections of data, budgets preparation, reference service, access service, inter- library loans and innovative services to the research community.
  • Serving as the specialist in natural history reference and information research and technologies to work with researchers in advanced fields of science using a wide variety of information resources, including databases and other knowledge networks.

Position: Evening Circulation Supervisor
Location: Catholic University of America

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

Access Services facilitates physical and electronic access to research materials and information resources and coordinates borrowing and lending services through circulation, interlibrary loan, document delivery, consortium loan, electronic and print reserves, stacks management, and related programs. Access Services provides for and supports the electronic services, publications, and training activities of the libraries, and with Research & Instructional Services serves the user community as a part of Public Services.

The Evening Circulation Supervisor handles all circulation activities; closes the library stacks and manages evening building security Monday – Friday; assists the Circulation & Student Supervisor, supervising part-time staff; assists with stacks management and resource sharing activities, as needed; and collects statistical data on circulation services. The Evening Circulation Supervisor reports to the Head of Access Services.

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Handles all circulation services in Mullen Library: borrowing, renewing, and processing returned materials; conducts searches and recalls for items not on the shelf; and collects fines and fees. With the Circulation & Student Supervisor, implements policies and procedures for circulation services,regularly reviews the policies and procedures, and recommends revisions. Closes the library and the stacks from Monday to Friday. Assists with on-site coordination of May Gallery events as necessary. Provides backup support for reserves, security desk, and other areas as needed.
  • Assists Circulation & Student Supervisor in the following activities: training and on-site supervision, and scheduling of part-time circulation services employees and ensuring that training is successful and that all circulation services employees follow policies and procedures.
  • Assists with stacks management, resource sharing, and other Access Services duties. Able to work a flexible schedule seven days a week.
  • Collecting appropriate statistical data and incorporating it into monthly and annual written reports of Access Services activities.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

This position serves as the Director of the Division of Library Services (DLS), and exercises responsibility for leading, managing, and overseeing all aspects of DLS programs and services.
Duties
Exercises full technical responsibility for the planning, establishment, organization, development, coordination, and direction of an extensive biomedical library to support continually expanding research programs.
Coordinates library services with scientific information and communication programs conducted by other segments of HHS, other government agencies, scientific organizations and universities.
Manages and ensures the effective use of the resources of the DLS, and sets priorities and future direction for library services and collections.
Organizations and directs studies and demonstrations designed to explore various avenues of scientific communication and the dissemination of medical research findings.
Plans and implements staff development programs to assure employees have the knowledge, skills and abilities to meet the ever-changing information needs of NIH and HHS staff.
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
Employment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation, verification of qualifications, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, and any other job-related requirement before or after appointment.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
Position requires Education.
Qualifications
Qualification Requirements: In order to qualify for a Librarian, GS-1410 position, you must have:
A. successfully completed at least 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree in any field;
OR
B. a total of at least 5 years of combined college-level education, training, and/or experience. This education, training, and/or experience must have provided you with a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
In addition to the above basic requirements, to qualify for a Supervisory Librarian position at the GS-15 level, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: identifying vision and priorities by developing long-term, mid-term, and short-term goals and objectives for a Library organization; overseeing the development and management of projects, initiatives and products designed to meet the needs of library customers; making recommendations to library policies, programs, and services based on the information needs of the research community; developing and implementing education and outreach services for a research or scientific library; and providing leadership in the design, development, implementation, and on-going support of various library systems.
You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.
Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.
Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11543210
Education
This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.

Position: Technology Services Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an enthusiastic problem-solver and collaborative Technology Librarian to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position manages the Library’s educational technologies, including the makerspace; chairs the LNDL’s website committee; collaboratively leads the Library’s digital scholarship program; and supports the technology needs of Library staff. The Technology Services Librarian is highly engaged with faculty and staff, creating partnerships and piloting new services that expand pedagogical support and develop a community of makers. This position will be supported by institutional relationships with the universities’ information technology (IT) departments and consortial relationships with the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). The position reports to the Assistant Director of Research & Technology Services, supervises full-time staff and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s technology budget.
LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated experience fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Technology Services Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.
Position Responsibilities
Manage Technology Services unit staff.
Engage with faculty to explore and implement creative uses of technology that enhance teaching, learning, and research.
Lead the acquisition of educational and operational technologies to support the needs of a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.
Manage Technology Services budget.
Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
Work closely with the IT departments of both universities and outside partners to develop and maintain technological infrastructure and support future technology initiatives and digital services.
Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities.
Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.
About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning, and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,819 FTE that includes 4,529 FTE at Loyola and 1,290 FTE at Notre Dame.
The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered.
Application Procedures:
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Technology Services Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.
Requirements
Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
Demonstrated interest in motivating and leading library or technology staff;
Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
Experience analyzing and adapting services, spaces, or technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and assess emerging trends;
Recent experience managing hardware and software;
Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
Preferred Qualifications:
Familiar with creating and/or advising digital scholarship projects using Omeka, WordPress, ArcGIS, or other web tools and platforms;
Familiarity with authentication and web security protocols such as EZproxy, OpenAthens, Shibboleth, LDAP, and SSL;
Familiar with HTML and web scripting languages;
The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID inclusive of boosters. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination, inclusive of boosters, will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Position: Librarian II
Location: Johns Hopkins University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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, Hopkins is committed to setting the standard for excellence in education, clinical care and global engagement to improve human health. The Welch Medical Library is seeking a Librarian II to deliver and grow our deeply embedded library services. This individual will also contribute to the development of innovative solutions to emerging needs of the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI). The Librarian II will work as an information expert alongside faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students in several assigned departments in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System.
The successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a highly flexible work environment, build partnerships with user communities, and develop new services and curricula. 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 Information’s team at the forefront of revitalizing the way information experts engage with the Hopkins’ academic community. 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 Information’s Services.
Johns Hopkins University and the Welch Medical Library are actively committed to building and sustaining a community of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Welch Medical Library welcomes applications from underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates invested in creating and enriching an inclusive environment through their work and interactions.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide dedicated support to assigned Academic and Clinical departments to support the research life cycle.
Develop, implement, and promote educational programming, for in-person and online course-integrated instruction, orientations, and workshops.
Design and develop instructional materials, such as tutorials, LibGuides, and online curricular materials.
Contribute to the Library’s support of expert-level literature reviews, including systematic reviews, by participating in effective project consultations and research projects as appropriate.
Work collaboratively to conduct and present Library research based on services, education, and outreach developed in their role.
Provide direct assistance to users via email, and in-person and virtual consultation.
Work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues to support the Library’s Vision, Mission, and Strategic Priorities
Serve on Library and departmental committees and/or task forces as appropriate.
Work on additional initiatives dependent on Library needs / candidate’s interest and expertise.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
MLS from an ALA-accredited Library school or an advanced related Degree.
Two years related experience.
Please include a cover letter with application.
*Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Preferred Qualifications:
2 years of Professional Library experience working in an Academic Health Sciences or Biomedical Library or similar academic Library setting.
Conversant in information-related competencies in undergraduate and graduate Medical, Public Health, and Nursing education.
Demonstrated interest in Librarian involvement in systematic review process and methodology.
Creative approach to active adult learner engagement.
Demonstrated interest in using emerging technologies and software to create solutions that address the evolving information needs of a research enterprise.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Demonstrated abilities in teaching evidence-based practice to Health Professions learners.
Expert database searching and citation management skills.
High level of analytical skills.
Excellent presentation, instruction, communication, and relationship-building skills.
Classified Title: Librarian II
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Admin Welch Informationist Services
Personnel area: School of Medicine
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Position: Library Services Manager
Location: Anne Arundel Community College

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Careers.

Description
Job Details
Title: Library Services Manager
Posted Date: 09/09/2022
Job Category: Hourly and Temporary
Position Status: Hourly/Temporary
Position Summary:
The Library Services Manager works out of the Correctional Education Library Headquarters office performing essential administrative duties to support the correctional librarians across the state. This position works collaboratively with the Supervisor of Correctional Libraries to ensure the provision of high-quality library services, operational continuity and efficiency, and to provide effective allocation of resources and materials to all libraries.
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college’s excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for any position.
In the best interest of the College, only individuals who are residents of Maryland or one of the following states will be eligible for employment at the college: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. The college will annually review this restriction and, if appropriate, expand the list of states of employment eligibility.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Position duties will include:

  1. Gather monthly statistics from institutional libraries. Prepare and compile required reports and statistics.
  2. Complete Maryland DPSCS and Correctional Librarian training sessions.
  3. Coordinate selections, acquisition and distribution of library materials. Purchase other essential supplies and distribute to
    CE Libraries statewide.
  4. Coordinate donation program from organizations and public.
  5. Assist with updating of library performance standards.
  6. Provide substitute librarian services as needed.
    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree required. (Library degree not required)
    • Library or customer service experience helpful.
    • Driver’s License, access to transportation.
    • Position work location will be 1100 N Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201 and involves occasional travel to institutions in
    the Jessup region.
    • Basic math skills for purchasing, gathering and analyzing statistics.
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
    • Ability to maintain friendly, enthusiastic and effective working relationships with staff across the region, work independently
    as part of a team and without direct supervision.
    • Must be able to pass background check to enter correctional institutions.
    Work Schedule:
    35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, Day Hours
    Required Documents:
    Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    As a condition of employment and in connection with your employment application process, Anne Arundel Community College shall conduct a background check on all candidates selected for employment. The information contained in such background reports shall be used for job relevant employment purposes. All offers of employment are contingent upon the favorable results of a background check screening.
    While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, we regret that we are unable to sponsor employment Visas for job applicants at this time.
    College Statement on Diversity
    Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that can lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. AACC is committed to supporting and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational environment with learning as our central mission. Diversity is not merely a goal but a value that is embedded throughout the institution in multiple areas including (but not limited to): learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in partnerships with the local and global community.
    •AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.

Position: Library Association I – Children’s
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $39,213

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association JobLine.

Responsibilities: Performs a variety of public services including programming, technology assistance,
information, and circulation duties to meet the needs of the community; works in the children’s
department under general supervision; performs other duties as assigned.
Carroll County Public Library highly encourages applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the
date of hire.
Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree; and
  2. Requires 90 contact hours of approved in-service training through Library Associate Training Institute
    (LATI) within first 2 years of employment or 9 hours of formal academic course work in library science.
    Salary Range: $39,312 annually plus benefits. 35 hours per week; must be able to work day, evening
    and weekend hours, including Sundays.
    Application Process: To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the
    position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx. Online applications must
    be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, September 30, 2022
    Special Requests:
    Closing Date: 09/30/2022

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Contract)
Location: Trademark Law Library, USPTO

Originally posted on LLSDC Jobline.

It is a long-term contract librarian position with ASRC Federal, working in the Trademark Law Library at the USPTO. This is a very reference-focused position, and really good for new graduates. These are the most critical points:
Key Role:
Under the direction of the Director and Senior Librarian, plans, organizes, and coordinates work activities involved in obtaining and making library resources available to the trademark attorneys and other customers.
Primary duties for this position are reference assistance and research using a wide range of materials.
Perform research using on-line search techniques, automated tools, print material, and other resources as necessary.
Analyze search requests, interviews requesters when needed, develops search strategies, and reviews and provides search results.
Assist with compilation of library statistics.
Works independently under overall project objectives and requirements.
Apprise supervisor about progress and unusual complication.
Requirements:
Masters in Library Science; new MLS grads encouraged to apply; 3 years of library experience preferred.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and provide superior reference services in a timely manner.
Creativity and tenacity in performing research in a wide range of subject areas and with a variety of resources to support the research of trademark attorneys.
Expertise in searching one or more major on-line commercial vendors (ProQuest and Lexis/Nexis) and expertise in searching the Internet.
Experience in using Microsoft Office Tools and familiarity with collaborative web tools such as SharePoint, Wikis, etc.
The posting can be found here, search “trademark law librarian.” https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?d=ExternalCareerSite

Position: Senior Business & Legal Research Analyst
Location: Venable LLP

Originally posted on AALL Career.

Description
Venable LLP has an opening for a Senior Business and Legal Research Analyst to provide expert in-depth research on a wide variety of business, legal, regulatory, tax, corporate and general matters, using electronic and print resources.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for…
Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff. Effectively researching and writing summaries of research results.
Maintaining research proficiency across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
Developing curriculum and teaching classes on business and legal research strategies and resources effective for legal and administrative staff.
Evaluating diverse information sources for currency, reliability, relevance and cost-effectiveness, and selects the optimal resources for particular research requests.
Setting up legal, regulatory, docket, news, business alerts across dozens of platforms to meet the attorneys’ and clients’ information needs.
Providing ‘just in time” guidance to attorneys and legal assistants seeking to select resources and develop effective strategies.
Participate in trials, demos, purchasing decisions, and testing new applications and upgrades to existing products.
Contribute to the development of department’s communication materials including cost-effective use guides, bibliographies, pathfinders and research tip sheets.
Requirements
The successful candidate will demonstrate…
Master’s degree in Library Science/Information Science; J.D. a plus.
5+ years of experience in a law firm, corporation, or investment banking library performing high stakes, complex research in a deadline driven environment.
Expert-level business, legal, legislative, regulatory, corporate, tax and general research and reference skills.
Extensive database knowledge and skills (Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, Cheetah, OCLC, Intelligize, Accurint, CourtLink, Lex Machina, Gavelytics Capital IQ, Checkpoint, etc.).
Proven ability to teach individuals and small groups in formal and informal settings.
Venable holds certain guiding principles central to its hiring and employee development processes. We value integrity, collaboration, professionalism, hard work, and client service at every level. Interested in adding your voice to Venable? We would love to hear from you.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full job vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

This position is located in the Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
Duties
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. Custodial collections include foreign and domestic newspapers, unbound periodicals, government publications (GPO Depository), intergovernmental publications and documents (United Nations), and other specialized serial collections. Reference assistance is provided to onsite researchers through the Newspaper & Current Periodical Room, and offsite reference service by telephone, by correspondence, and by e-mail and CHAT. Clients include Congress, Foreign and US Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Reference librarians produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, and scholarly programs relating to serial collections. Through their knowledge of the Library’s serial collections and collections of similar institutions, reference librarians play and active role in developing the collections for future users.
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.
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 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.
Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and conducts tours. Attends workshops, conferences1 seminars, or meetings relating to newspaper, periodical1 serials, and or government document librarianship, in the history of serials and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.
The position description number for this position is 132599.
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.
Conditions of Employment
Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.
Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.**
Ability to provide reference and research services for a serial collection.**
Ability to interact collaboratively and provide consultation and liaison services.
Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Education
All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.
A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;
Or
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience.
GS- 9
Two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position.
You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.
Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Six Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $45,574 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Technical Services Section of Prints & Photographs Division, which acquires, organizes, describes, preserves, and makes available for research use a wide variety of original and historical visual materials in both physical and digital formats.

Duties

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 128788.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Archives Counsel
Location: NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.

The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has been transformative–to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

LDF’s litigation, policy advocacy, organizing, and public education programs in the substantive areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education and political participation seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just judicial system.

The Archives and Records Department serves three major functions: building and managing an archival repository of LDF’s historic records, providing library services including research support, and overseeing records management. With grant funding, LDF is in the planning stage of a major effort to organize, preserve, digitize, and provide public access to a substantial portion of our 10,000 boxes of rich historical case files and institutional records. Under the supervision of the Director of Archives and Records, the Archives Counsel will primarily be responsible for leading the review and analysis of archival records to determine which documents can be made available to external researchers and the general public. The Archives Counsel will help to develop and refine the process for conducting privilege review in the LDF Archives and will be essential in balancing the ambitions of the LDF Archives with LDF’s duty of client confidentiality. The ideal candidate has expertise in legal ethics and professional responsibility, patience for large document review projects, an ability to make carefully documented decisions, and a passion for history, archives, and racial justice.

As of March 7, 2022, LDF transitioned to a hybrid work environment. Any candidate selected for this position should be prepared to work in the office location assigned up to two days per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the review of thousands of documents in the LDF Archives, identifying and restricting external access to privileged, confidential, and sensitive information;
  • Work in consultation with the General Counsel or Associate General Counsel to make decisions about the release of documents;
  • Refine the LDF Archives External Access Policy and privilege review procedure, including researching laws and ethics guidelines across different states where clients may be located;
  • Oversee the work of LDF alumni volunteers and interns who are interested in assisting with document review;
  • Research and procure software for efficient document review as needed;
  • Collaborate with the Library of Congress to plan for the privilege review of a subset of LDF’s early records in the Library’s custody;
  • Participate in and/or build coalitions and task forces to bridge the gap between archivists, the legal ethics community, and legal historians;
  • Monitor and share with the Archives team pertinent recent developments in legal ethics, including caselaw and ABA opinions;
  • Collaborate with the Archives team in developing resources, including an LDF Archives website, to educate the public about the historical arc of current civil rights issues;
  • Weigh in on intellectual property questions related to the LDF Archives;
  • Assist former clients who request access to their archived files, including reviewing the files for sensitive internal work product;
  • Engage in public speaking and trainings related to the intersection of legal ethics and the historical record;
  • Travel occasionally to the Library of Congress and LDF’s office in Washington, DC; and
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Commitment to the racial justice mission of LDF;
  • Demonstrated expertise in legal ethics, especially attorney-client privilege, attorney work-product, and the ethical duty to protect client confidences;
  • Member of the New York Bar or eligible to waive in;
  • Experience and interest in large document review projects;
  • Project management experience;
  • Thorough understanding of the litigation process; litigation experience is a plus;
  • Knowledge of copyright law, including the fair use exception;
  • Familiarity with archival collections, concepts, and best practices;
  • Excellent analytical, research, and writing skills;
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to clearly translate technical concepts for a non-technical audience; and
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team.

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts or requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This description does not constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

Please note that LDF requires all employees to be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated, including the booster shot against COVID-19, and submit proof of vaccination prior to the commencement of employment unless they qualify for a reasonable accommodation for bona fide medical or religious reasons.

This position is open until filled.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: jobs@naacpldf.org

If submitting via email, please include your name (last name, first name) in the email subject line.

Or

Human Resources Department
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
40 Rector Street, 5th floor
New York, New York 10006

Position: Director of the Law Library
Location: Georgetown University Law Center

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Georgetown University Law Center seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Law Library.

Georgetown Law is one of the premier law schools in the world. Located in the nation’s capital, within walking distance of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice, Georgetown Law is known for the quality of its faculty’s scholarship and teaching, its exceptionally talented and diverse student body, its outstanding staff, and its commitment to social justice.

The Georgetown Law Library is one of the leading law libraries in the world, characterized by its dedication to scholarship, preservation, and access to information; its contributions to education through the development of research guides, tools, and programs; and its use of technology to advance the public interest. The Director leads a diverse team of 48 librarians, information professionals, and other staff members in ten departments and manages an annual budget of over $8 million. The library is on the cutting edge of modern information technology and provides support and training to 180 full-time Georgetown Law faculty and approximately 2,700 J.D. and LL.M. students.

The Director of the Law Library is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan for ensuring that information resources and services are available to support the research and teaching missions of the school. The Director acts as a catalyst for the library’s intellectual work and innovation and is a leader in the information community nationally and internationally. The Director reports directly to the Dean of the law school and collaborates with libraries, public interest organizations, funders, and technology companies locally, nationally, and worldwide to advance access to and preservation of legal information.

Requirements

The ideal candidate should have a J.D. degree and an advanced degree in library or information science or the equivalent, as well as a record of ten years or more of increasingly responsible leadership positions at a major university law library or comparable experience. The candidate will be an innovative, dynamic leader committed to managing the library collection and staff, serving the diverse needs of the Georgetown Law community, and anticipating future opportunities and challenges for the law library.

This is a tenure track faculty position; depending upon qualifications and interest, other types of status may be available. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and credentials.

Application materials should include a Curriculum Vitae, a list of references, a discussion of your qualifications for this position, and a detailed statement of interest addressing what you see as the major issues confronting law libraries in the coming years. Please submit your application materials by September 23, 2022 using this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/112303. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and early submission is strongly encouraged.

Position: Foreign Language Cataloger
Location: LAC Federal

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

LAC Group is seeking multiple Foreign Language Catalogers to work onsite at a prestigious federal agency on Capitol Hill. The selected Catalogers will process titles in Hebrew, Yiddish, Asian, Middle East and/or Turkish languages by supplying required metadata in MARC21-compliant bibliographic records. Hours for this role are flexible but is expected to be part-time.

Responsibilities:

  • For Serials and/or Monographs provide:
  • Copy cataloging with authority control and bibliographic file maintenance
  • Original cataloging with authority control and bibliographic maintenance
  • Enhanced minimal level cataloging with no bibliographic file maintenance or authority control (non-rare)
  • Copy cataloging with no bibliographic file maintenance or authority control (both rare and non-rare)
  • Original cataloging with no bibliographic file maintenance or authority control (both rare and non-rare)
  • Utilize the Library’s ILS using knowledge of standard cataloging tools such as Resource Description & Access (RDA), the RDA Toolkit, Cataloger’s Desktop, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MARC21, etc. to supply the required bibliographic information.
  • Search each title to be processed to prevent the creation of duplicate records, process duplicate copies, and check authority control of headings used in access points.
  • Complete the cataloging in the bibliographic record for foreign language titles in any subject area collected by LC, following the bibliographic record content guidelines
  • Supply the required descriptive elements and Library of Congress Subject Headings for single-part monographic materials being cataloged.
  • Identify and refer to LC staff any headings requiring authority work (name, title, or subject) for the materials being cataloged
  • Exercise care in the handling of Library materials to avoid loss or damage.

Qualifications:

  • Intermediate reading and writing ability of both English and foreign language skills for reading, analyzing and transcribing the works in Hebrew, Yiddish, and/or Turkish languages.
  • 2+ years of cataloging or metadata experience including working knowledge of library databases, OCLC, AACR2, LCSH
  • Must have expert knowledge of Resource Description & Access (RDA), the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MARC 21, etc.
  • Familiarity with the use of Cataloger’s Desktop and the RDA Toolkit is also required.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of standard cataloging practices and applications in Voyager.
  • Focused attention to detail and the ability to follow standard procedures in the physical handling and processing of materials

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to move from place to place within the location; lift, push/pull, hold/carry of items weighing up to (25) pounds and occasional up to (35) pounds such as files, books, stacks of paper, and other materials.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time and to maintain focus on projects such as computer screens or detailed paperwork.

LS&S is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

Position: Reference and Research Librarian (Legal)
Location: Zimmerman Associates Inc.

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Zimmerman Associates, Inc. (ZAI) is currently seeking to hire a Reference and Research Librarian to support a client in Washington, D.C. The qualified candidate will have experience with conducting legal, congressional, legislative history and/or regulatory research.

Responsibilities include:

  • Experience performing front desk support, reference, reference development, collection maintenance and management, acquisitions
  • Experience with outreach, creating marketing materials, and developing new reference services.
  • Ability to provide legal and non-legal reference and research services using a wide variety of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline.
  • Experience using West’s Key Number System and CLEAR Investigative database software.
  • Ability to provide expert witness vetting, including creating comprehensive and highly detailed expert witness vetting reports. Vetting includes analysis of background reports, legal proceedings, expert witness depositions and trial testimonies, Daubert motions, author publications, professional licenses, news searches, and web and social media research

Qualifications:

  • Ability to provide presentations, training, and education to library patrons.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching library resources and guidance on how to access information resources
  • Ability to develop and maintain web-based subject guides.
  • Ability to develop special reports, bibliographies, and other publications.
  • Ability to assemble usage statistics and other library metrics.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education:

Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution
Minimum three (3) years of work with legal research and reference experience
Preferred experience with legal, legislative history, congressional, and regulatory research

ZAI is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with Federal and State Equal Opportunity Laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, veterans’ status or any other legally protected status.

Position: Digital Services Manager
Location: George Washington University
Salary: $54,000 – $80,300

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Digital Services Manager. GWLAI invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us.

A virtual information session for interested candidates will be offered on September 8 at 7pm eastern. Please visit https://go.gwu.edu/librarianjobs for details.

Primary job responsibilities:

  • Continue to develop criteria and processes for setting digitization priorities and selecting materials for digitization that support the strategic goals of GWLAI and GW and involve cross-unit teams in the decision-making process
  • Lead the development and implementation of sustainable strategies and infrastructure to support the accession, preservation, discovery, and use of born digital resources and web archives
  • As part of a cross-unit team, provides guidance and leadership for the digital stewardship of the libraries’ specialized and general collections including planning, implementation, and assessment of current systems and infrastructure, and guidance on new technologies
  • Coordinate with external vendors on digitization projects and manage the high-resolution scan-on-demand services for specialized collections
  • Responsible for budget planning and management related to digitization and digital projects.
  • Supervise two FTE staff
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the access, accessibility, and ethics of digital collections; demonstrate a commitment to institutional outreach and educational goals as well as community use of materials
  • Provide on-site and remote research services and participate in instruction activities, especially those related to digital collections and digital scholarship
  • Demonstrate evidence of familiarity with a range of standards, tools, software, scholarship, and issues related to digital collections
  • Participate in professional organizations and keep current with library professional standards and trends and technologies related to digital imaging, digital projects, digital scholarship, and digital preservation
  • Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the profession

This position reports to the Associate Dean and may be eligible for partial telework.

Application procedure

To be considered, please visit https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/95044 and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on September 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a reference check and standard background screening.

When applying for the Digital Services Manager position please highlight the experiences you have that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and university communities.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions)
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $74,950 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division, Acquisitions and Metadata Branch in Beltsville, Maryland.

In this position, you will work with NAL units, USDA officials, publishers, and others to ensure that library resources are efficiently and properly acquired.

Duties

  • Maintains records in NAL, ARS, and USDA financial management and other library management systems.
  • Assists in the maintenance of an accurate database of legal access and delivery rights for electronic resources.
  • Assists in the acquisition of and processing payments for print and electronic materials and related supplies purchased by the National Agricultural Library.
  • Serves as a government purchase card holder and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for acquisition of materials, services, and equipment necessary for digitization and collection operations.
  • Places orders, compares prices and services offered by competing vendors, and responds to vendor terms, billing, and user agreements.
  • Assists with scanning and storage of electronic and paper records of licenses and other contractual documents.
  • Serves as the point of contact for databases vendors to gather usage statistics and makes necessary adjustments as per contracting rules and regulations.
  • Uses databases and spreadsheets to compile, present, and maintain statistical reports.

Position: Library Technician (Technical Services)
Location: Air Force District of Washington

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position will be assigned to the library on Andrews AFB. This is a flexible position with no benefits.

Duties

Is responsible for all technical service operations. Assists in the training of new library aids and technicians on technical service tasks. Independently performs acquisition duties by implementing established procedures for technical services functions. Prepares, verifies, and processes all procurement purchase requests in accordance with AF Library and Information System procurement guidelines, regulations, general library philosophies, and funds procedures for various funding sources as directed by the supervisory librarian. Collects bibliographic data for ordering library materials. Using established procedures, renews subscriptions. Monitors receipt of all items purchased and routinely follows up on outstanding orders. Reports purchasing/delivery discrepancies to senior technician. Recommends titles for possible inclusion in the collection. Performs copy cataloging to meet specific library requirements. Uses automated cataloging resources such as OCLC and MARCIVE to obtain and modify catalog records for new library materials in a variety of formats. Downloads cataloging data for materials into the on-line public access catalog system to make the records accessible to library users. Ensures catalog records are accurate and current. Maintains name, series, and subject authority control records. Using established procedures, prepares library materials in a variety of formats for use by library customers. Logs in periodicals and checks for missing issues. Assists in the annual inventory of library materials. Using established procedures, prepares materials for disposal via excess lists or DRMO and prepares appropriate paperwork. Monitors and maintains stock levels of office and specialized library supplies. Assists in providing ready reference services to library customers. Refers difficult reference questions to the senior technician or librarian. Assists library users with library equipment. Performs routine clerical tasks. Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing software to prepare, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of letters, reports, memos, and other text documents. Receives and transmits electronic mail and attachments. Assists at the circulation desk as needed. Refers unusual or complex problems concerning work processes to the appropriate staff member. Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11629133

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Children’s
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $74,943

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of an energetic, creative and passionate leader to serve as the department manager for the Children’s Department.

This is a management position under the direction of the Chief of the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) in programmatic collaboration with the Library’s Children’s Services Coordinator. This position serves a local and statewide customer base.

Management Responsibilities: Assuring excellent customer service with adherence to the Library’s mission; Ability to design and implement relevant children’s programming and outreach to a broad, diverse statewide customer base; Develop relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs; Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team; Planning and project management related to the Library’s and the State Library Resource Center’s Strategic Plan; Supervision and evaluation of Children’s Department staff and programs

Core Skills: Application of existing and emerging technologies and their role in children’s services; Awareness of trends in children’s service and 21st century learning skills; Confident presentation skills on all age levels with the emphasis for children; Flexibility and collaboration looking beyond tradition; Knowledge of trends and criteria of children’s materials in all formats; Understanding the role of information literacy encompassing all related areas; Writing for the web

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university and experience in developing programs for children. This position also requires two (2) years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and the proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate must have the ability to travel in Maryland with personal transportation. The Librarian Supervisor II must have the ability work in concert with Library administrative staff, the Chief of SLRC and other Maryland State public libraries. The Manager will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated systems and the Microsoft software suite is required.

Position: Wealth Management Data Governance Associate
Location: Morgan Stanley – Baltimore

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Maintain catalog of business data elements and associated system attributes in the firm’s data glossary. Define and monitor data quality checks to help ensure complete and accurate data is available to the Credit department. Log and analyze data quality issues raised by users through partnership with colleagues in WM Credit, Firm Risk Management, IT, Operations, and a variety of business units. Respond to data quality issues reported by end users, identify root causes, and work with IT to execute plans to address them. Work with stakeholders across Risk, BU, Finance, and IT to manage strategic projects that improve processes and data flows.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required. 2 years of work experience (Library Science, Financial Services, or IT preferred). Excellent verbal and written communication, with ability to communicate effectively with senior management across various teams. Strong prioritization skills with ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment. Self-motivated and proactive attitude, with an ability to work independently, if needed. Skilled using Excel and databases (SQL, Access or VBA).

Application Process: https://ms.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=3205956&lang=en