Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Manager, Research and Business & Competitive Intelligence (All Offices)
Location: Any city with a Ballard office, including District of Columbia, Ballard Spahr

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research and Intelligence Center of Ballard Spahr is looking for a Manager to lead in the development, implementation and delivery of research and business & competitive intelligence services to attorneys and others firm wide. The Manager, Research and Business & Competitive Intelligence Services will work collaboratively with RIC staff, attorneys, paralegals and department administrators to promote, assess and continuously improve these services.

Under the direction of the Director, the Research and Business & Competitive Intelligence Manager will work as part of the management team, which includes the Senior Operations Manager, the Senior Manager, Knowledge Sharing & Training Services, the Manager, Information Access Services and the Manager, Knowledge Sharing & Training Services.

The selected individual will develop research as well as business & competitive intelligence service goals and objectives that align with the firm’s strategic plan; meet with department and practice group leaders to foster communication and continuously align with their strategic initiatives; supervise the Lead Research Analyst and Lead Business & Competitive Intelligence Analyst; prepare budget recommendations for research and business & competitive intelligence services; review, evaluate and recommend research and business & competitive intelligence resources and promote the use of research and business & competitive intelligence services firm wide.

This position can be located in any city with a Ballard office, including Philadelphia, New York, Minneapolis, District of Columbia and other locations in the U.S.

Knowledge of library technologies for communication, research intake, knowledge sharing and resource management; advanced knowledge of Quest for research intake is a plus; strong writing skills and ability to present ideas and communicate complex information clearly and concisely; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of firm personnel and diverse groups of people and demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure while managing multiple priorities and deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school is required and five or more years of experience as a leader in a fast paced professional environment with law firm experience strongly preferred. A JD or other relevant advanced degree may be substituted along with substantial experience.

Experience must include managing research and business & competitive intelligence services, including, but not limited to, supervising staff, assessing and improving workflows and collaborating with other department leaders to accomplish the goals and objectives of the RIC department. A thorough knowledge of research methodologies as well as resources for all media types in the areas of law relevant to the firm’s practice, and proficiency with major legal and business databases and a proven primary and secondary research skills with the ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data into actionable information or practical intelligence.

Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Ballard Spahr LLP offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered. For immediate consideration, please visit our career page http://www.ballardspahr.com/Careers.aspx and submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements online.

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

Position: Library Technician (Special Collections Support)
Location: Collection Services Division within the Global Legal Collection Directorate in the Law Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collection Services Division within the Global Legal Collection Directorate in the Law Library of Congress, which has custody of legal serials and monographs. It is a hybrid position that combines the major technician duties of cataloging, serials control and acquisitions.

Responsibilities
Creates and revises initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs) for a variety of materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Completes routine authority work; consults with librarians for more complex headings, and refers problems to librarians. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Performs content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process promptly and independently, involving librarians or the section head on only more difficult problems.

Receives and accessions one or more special category materials. Retrieves material for reclassification, cataloging or reassignment from various locations. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes material to the correct location, shelf, or individual staff member. Handles returns from the bindery, conservation or the Rare Book Cataloging Team (RBCT). Inventories new material and older material never before inventoried. Files loose-leaf materials when necessary. Performs end-stage processing for materials; creates labels for materials. Routes processed materials to the correct locations in the Law Library. Works to resolve bibliographic problems raised during shelf-list conversions, pin & linking activities and physical inventories of the collection. Follows a substantial number of pertinent instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, etc.

Communicates with a wide variety of patrons by telephone, letter or electronic means regarding routine and non-routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Assists public patrons in finding material. Provides complex technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library and non-library services such Copyright, Cataloging in Publication (CIP), U.S. Postal Service (USPS), etc. based on an extensive knowledge of these services and the differences among them. Determines the best way to formulate requests, and select and present information.

Efficiently searches online databases such as OCLC or integrated library systems, to locate records to use for copy cataloging, or to identify duplicate records of previously processed records. Searches names, uniforms titles, series, and subject access points on bibliographic records to verify their existence in the appropriate Library authority files. Performs special searches of various online catalogs to locate and/or verify bibliographic data for acquisitions functions. At times, incumbent will also have need to consult various print resources such as shelf-lists, National Union Catalog (NUC) volumes, etc. to complete searches begun using online tools. Completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Chief, Asian and Middle Eastern Division)
Location: Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $134,789 to $164,200 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Chief of the Asian and Middle Eastern Division works under the general direction of the Director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, and is responsible for the administrative management and technical direction of the Division. The Chief is responsible for the general acquisitions and cataloging of materials from Asia and the Middle East and some cataloging and/or processing of materials from the Nairobi, Cairo, Jakarta, Islamabad, and New Delhi Overseas Offices.

Responsibilities
The Supervisory Librarian supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. Performs the human resource management functions relative to the Division. Establishes performance expectations and clearly communicates them to staff. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on organizational performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Takes personnel actions ~ as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Ensures staff at all levels are trained in and fully comply with safety regulations.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the Division. Primarily responsible for the direction and management of the Division to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations, develops new programs, and recommends actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate.

Recommends the various allotments necessary for the effective expenditure of funds appropriated for the building of the Library’s collections for his/her area of the world. Has overall responsibility for ensuring continuous controls are maintained over expenditures within approved allotments, and of appropriated, gift, and trust funds, etc. Authorizes encumbrances against these allotments at the beginning of the fiscal year, adjusting as necessary throughout the year. Recommends and justifies changes in the approved allotments as circumstances require in his/her geographic region.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staffs, other legislative and executive agencies, executives ~ of major publishers and vendors, and distinguished members of the public. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with Library management and officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, to advance the programs and objectives of the Library.

Provides a major leadership role in the development of acquisition and bibliographic access standards, policies, practices, programs, and guidelines with a nation-wide impact. Also provides a major leadership role in the development of training, cooperative cataloging, and cataloging distribution policies and practices. Reviews and approves official documents on cataloging (e.g., texts published in the Library’s Cataloging Service Bulletin and manuals of cataloging that may be needed or produced in any unit of the Library). Recommends and advises on changes to national and international standards affecting bibliographic access (e.g., Resource Description and Access (RDA), and the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data).

Four Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Positions: Library Associate I
Location: Children’s Services Havre de Grace Branch, Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of reference services within a branch and/or materials management responsibilities; assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining materials and information; assists patrons with electronic resources; selects materials in all formats for all audiences; maintains adult, young adult and children collections, may manage specialized collections and programs for Detention Center, Learning and Sharing Center, Sharing the Gift program, Small Business, Children with Special needs, etc.; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Position Functions:

  1. Performs a variety of reference services within a branch;
  2. Assists the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet;
  3. Searches online catalogs and shelves to locate information;
  4. Performs in-depth reference searches and performing readers’ advisory services;
  5. Plans, assembles, and arranges displays of materials to support popular topics;
  6. Conducts library tours and orientations;
  7. Provides information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services to customers;
  8. Provides library services to special populations and coordinating special programs such as summer readings, story times, or holiday programs;
  9. Prepares and compiles required reports and statistics;
  10. May maintain assigned collection;
  11. May manage and coordinate activities associated with assigned population;
  12. May coordinate library services and schedule library visits to the designated outreach sites;
  13. May plan, prepare and deliver materials for assigned population and/or sites;
  14. May prepare monthly newsletters for assigned program;
  15. May develop training tools and conduct staff training;
  16. May plan, direct, or carry out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities.

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. Maintains good public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, appropriate school personnel, and the general public;
  5. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  6. Is dependable and punctual;
  7. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  8. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  9. Completes time sheet and other necessary forms and reports accurately and in a timely manner;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Associate I (Part-time)
Location: Aberdeen Branch, Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of reference services within a branch and/or materials management responsibilities; assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining materials and information; assists patrons with electronic resources; selects materials in all formats for all audiences; maintains adult, young adult and children collections, may manage specialized collections and programs for Detention Center, Learning and Sharing Center, Sharing the Gift program, Small Business, etc.; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Position Functions:

  1. Performs a variety of reference services within a branch;
  2. Assists the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet;
  3. Searches online catalogs and shelves to locate information;
  4. Performs in-depth reference searches and performing readers’ advisory services;
  5. Plans, assembles, and arranges displays of materials to support popular topics;
  6. Conducts library tours and orientations;
  7. Provides information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services to customers;
  8. Provides library services to special populations and coordinating special programs such as summer readings, story times, or holiday programs;
  9. Prepares and compiles required reports and statistics;
  10. May perform limited circulation duties, as assigned;
  11. May maintain assigned collection;
  12. May manage and coordinate activities associated with assigned population;
  13. May coordinate library services and schedule library visits to the designated outreach sites;
  14. May plan, prepare and deliver materials for assigned population and/or sites;
  15. May prepare monthly newsletters for assigned program;
  16. May develop training tools and conduct staff training;
  17. May plan, direct, or carry out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities.

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. Maintains good public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, appropriate school personnel, and the general public;
  5. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  6. Is dependable and punctual;
  7. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  8. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  9. Completes time sheet and other necessary forms and reports accurately and in a timely manner;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Associate II
Location: Administrative Office, Harford County Public Library, Belcamp, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of materials management responsibilities; selects materials in all formats for all audiences as assigned using appropriate tools to assess and evaluate assigned library collections, including but not limited to budget guidelines, analysis and interpretation of statistical information and other data from a variety of sources; works reference desk hours in a branch as assigned; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Position Functions:

  1. Performs materials management tasks and activities;
  2. Assesses and evaluates assigned collections;
  3. Reviews, selects and orders materials in print and non-print formats;
  4. Analyzes and interprets statistical and community information as part of the selection process;
  5. Manages assigned selection budgets by following established finance procedures;
  6. Interprets censorship and freedom of access issues as pertains to selection of materials for library customers;
  7. Keeps abreast of publishing trends for materials;
  8. Writes and compiles bibliographies and booklists;
  9. Works regularly scheduled hours within a branch to perform reference services as well as help assess the collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment;
  10. Prepares and compiles required reports and statistics;
  11. Serve as a library liaison with vendors and publishers;
  12. May include:
  • developing training tools and conducting staff training;
  • planning, directing, or carrying out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities.

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. Maintains good public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, appropriate school personnel, and the general public;
  5. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  6. Is dependable and punctual;
  7. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  8. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  9. Completes time sheet and other necessary forms and reports accurately and in a timely manner;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Foreign Law Specialist
Location: Foreign, Comparative and International Law Division I, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Division I, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 378650.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocations expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The Foreign Law Specialist position is located in the Global Legal Research Directorate in the Law Library. The employee in this position serves as a Foreign Law Specialist for the Law Library of the Library of Congress. The Foreign Law Specialist is responsible for providing research, advice and assistance on foreign legal issues, questions, or situations to the United States Congress, Executive Branch Agencies, the Judiciary, and foreign law reference services to other constituencies, including the general public. In that capacity, the Specialist conducts legal research and analysis and prepares or contributes to legal opinions, briefs, reports, memoranda, and comparative analyses related to the laws and legal systems of assigned jurisdictions (Nordic countries and the European Union, and Turkey and other Turkic speaking jurisdictions). The incumbent will respond to inquiries related to legal developments in assigned jurisdictions and international organizations where countries of assigned jurisdictions (Nordic countries and the European Union, and Turkey and other Turkic speaking jurisdictions) are members. In addition, the Specialist assists in the development of the Law Library’s online products and recommends acquisitions to the Law Library’s collections related to the assigned jurisdictions.

Performs a variety of foreign law research and provides reference services at various levels of complexity in regard to assigned jurisdictions (Nordic countries and the European Union, and Turkey and other Turkic speaking jurisdictions). Conducts legal research using printed, on-line, and other sources of information. Uses knowledge of sources of legal information, legal research methodology, and experience in legislative analysis to assist in the development and production of the Law Library’s legal information systems. Participates in developing, producing, and promoting the Law Library’s online products and services.

Prepares written reports for a wide range of legal inquiries where assignments cover conventional problems, questions, or situations and historical issues within assigned jurisdictions. Produces reports and other documents individually or as part of a team. Conducts scholarly work and prepares publications, presentations, and legal bibliographic materials related to assigned jurisdictions and/or area of subject matter expertise.

Surveys the Law Library’s collection for assigned jurisdictions to identify deficiencies. Makes recommendations on the acquisition of needed materials and searches the catalogs and collections for law items under consideration. Reviews and selects all materials received in the Law Library on assigned jurisdictions. Assists with the development and technical processing of the collections within his/her areas of specialization where conventional problems, questions, or situations arise. Performs other functions relating to the development and maintenance of foreign legal collections for assigned jurisdictions in the Library.

Provides advice and assistance to the staff of the United States Congress, Federal agencies, and U.S. Courts on conventional foreign legal issues, questions, or situations. Provides advice on foreign laws and collaborates with various staff on issues relevant to the mission of the Law Library of Congress. Provides reference on laws of assigned jurisdictions to LOC patrons. To enhance the exchange of legal information, develops and maintains professional relations with colleagues in the United States and abroad.

Three Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Baker McKenzie, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

At Baker McKenzie we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other firm and few other businesses. With more than 6,000 locally admitted lawyers and more than 5,800 business service professionals in 77 offices worldwide and five (5) Service Centers, we have a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities and are committed to world-class career development to everyone in every job at every level. Baker McKenzie can offer you both the uncompromising commitment to excellence expected of a top firm and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving – as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm.

The Washington. D.C. Office of Baker & McKenzie seeks and experienced Librarian to join our Library Services Team.

The Librarian will manage and execute the Office information and research services within the context of the Firm’s Information and Research and Knowledge strategies; to work with the Library Manager, Country Knowledge Partner, and local knowledge team. The Librarian will act as the local point of contact for information and research requests and enquiries. The current focus on the role is research.

Duties for this role will include:

  • Service Orientation – maintains and builds strong relationships with both internal and external clients. Demonstrates value through effective communication with stakeholders and key relationships.
  • Knowledge & Expertise – understands and promotes the role and functionality of the firm’s content and information repositories and resources. Manage the procurement of local information resources in alignment with Product Management policies. Manage the relationship with local external information vendors. Delivers the Office information resources training plan, linked to GPG/GIG information and research strategy, working with the Expert function and Service Centres provides full information and KM resource training support. Develops, delivers, and assesses learning opportunities that prepare trainees, lawyers, and others for workplace excellence.
  • People Management – collaborative, supportive, team player working with other in market Librarians and the wider Information & Research and KM communities.
  • Work Management – supports and participates in the adoption and use of KM and Library systems. Participates in and leads projects as requested. Aware of and participates in firm’s goals. Participates in setting and aligning KM goals with PG goals, managing resources, and evaluating use. Reports on usage and space management.

Position: Head, Congressional Services Section
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $134,789 to $164,200 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties
Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Office of the Counselor to the Director is seeking a Head, Congressional Services Section (CSS). The Congressional Services Section is responsible for: the receipt of requests for information, research, analysis, and consultation from Members, committees, and staff of the U.S. Congress; the formulation/management of the requests; and, the assignment of requests to appropriate staff.

Responsibilities
The selectee will manage a highly skilled team of Congressional Relations Specialists through direct and subordinate supervision; resolve issues relating to CRS request policies and guidelines; and address questions, issues, and concerns raised by congressional clients and staff. The selectee will also serve as the subject matter expert for CRS’s automated client relationship management system (Mercury) and participate in planning for that system and other tools and technologies used in the Congressional Services Section.

Position: Librarian at a Museum facility
Location: Museum facility, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Librarian at a Museum facility. The position is located in Washington, DC: however, the position may relocate to suburban Maryland in 2019. The Librarian is part of a multi-year government contract. Present funding extends through September 30, 2019.

The Librarian is required to support various projects and activities to prepare existing library collections for the expansion of research services and for the relocation of some library operations to a second facility.

Qualifications:

  • MLIS and at least one year of experience, or equivalent knowledge and experience (at least three years)
  • Experience cataloging in an integrated library system or other cataloging system
  • Experience providing reference services to various kinds of researchers
  • Experience handling, assessing condition, and housing rare and/or fragile materials
  • Experience managing a large or complex collection
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills; attention to detail; flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Excellent communications skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team or independently
  • Reading knowledge of at least one European language and/or Hebrew or Yiddish
  • Knowledge of the history of the Holocaust and related subject matter.

For consideration email your resume to contracts@corestaff.com

Position: Firmwide Research Librarian, Washington, DC

Position: Firmwide Research Librarian
Location: Nixon Peabody, multiple locations, including Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Job ID: 2478
Position: Librarian
Location: Multiple Offices
Open Date: Friday, November 2, 2018

Job Description:
We are seeking an experienced Firmwide Research Librarian to conduct comprehensive legal research on complex fact patterns and legal issues.

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s the chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead. To share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking.

We’ve created a dynamic, energizing environment that promotes success for our clients and each other. We offer fast growth, connectedness and training in business as well as law. And our rigorous standards assure you are part of a diverse team of top talent at every turn.

At Nixon Peabody, our priority is to attract, retain and promote talented individuals who have an array of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, professional, personal, and other backgrounds. Therefore, we encourage talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

If you’re someone who’s looking toward the future, we’d love to hear from you.

Office: San Francisco, Chicago, Rochester, New York City, Boston, or Washington D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide in-depth legal and business research services to attorneys and staff in a wide variety of practice areas using both print and online resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex litigation research, including finding cases and secondary materials related to specific fact patterns in a wide variety of jurisdictions.
  • Gather, analyze, synthesize and present a summary of relevant, well targeted research findings to attorneys and staff to facilitate decision making and business planning.
  • As part of the Library & Research Services Team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other geographies to provide seamless research service for attorneys in all firm locations. In particular, focus on providing backup during times of Library staff absences in other offices so as to maintain adequate coverage.
  • Assist with managing workflow across all offices to insure balanced workload, coordination and prioritization of requests to meet attorneys, staff and client needs.
  • Actively engages in innovation and Library outreach, training and orientation programs. Present research training programs for attorneys and staff through a variety of formats including in person sessions at attorney meetings and web enabled training.
  • Establish relationships with attorneys to improve, expand and market the range of available information sources and services.
  • Take part in special projects as requested by the Director of Library & Research Services, including evaluation of new information resources.
  • Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.

Job Requirements:

  • Masters of Library Science or Juris Doctor degree.
  • 5+ years professional library related experience in a legal, corporate or professional services setting conducting in-depth research.
  • Superior knowledge of complex research in multiple practice areas and jurisdictions.
  • Solid proficiency in the use of both print and online resources.
  • Highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Proven ability to be well organized, work quickly with great attention to detail, and prioritize and manage multiple time sensitive and diverse projects.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing superior quality client service.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within and across departments and with all levels of personnel and to succeed in a teamwork environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including advanced presentation skills.

Nixon Peabody is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Disability/Female/Gender Identity/Minority/Sexual Orientation/Veteran. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Manager of Library Services
Location: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description:
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager of Library Services in the Atlanta, GA or Washington, DC office of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP. We are searching for someone who wants to be a valued contributor and member of a talented and dynamic team of lawyers, paralegals, and staff.

The Senior Manager of Library Services is responsible for the efficient and cost-effective operation and innovation of the Firm’s libraries and the delivery of high-quality reference, research, and knowledge services and strategies, throughout the Firm’s US offices.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Supervises, coaches and evaluates all library staff.
  • Works closely with the Director/Chief and advises on the appropriate implementation of knowledge trends, legal technology trends, law firm business trends, and legal developments across the Firm.
  • Manages the Firm’s US online and print research collections, including contract negotiations for online services, product review and assessment, purchasing and cancellation decisions, and space planning.
  • Ensures the timely review of all print and electronic materials and makes recommendations for additions, deletions and enhancements to the collection.
  • Partners with business development to identify opportunities for internal and client-facing knowledge sharing.
  • Promotes the effective use of information resources by attorneys and staff and monitors usage to achieve maximum value.
  • Works closely with Technical Information Services to ensure that data storage and filing methodologies provide ease of use, logical storage and reduction in duplicity of data or outdated information.
  • Acts as the source point for information service support, data mining best practices, and data research.
  • Performs research as needed and maintains a thorough knowledge of resources, techniques, and best practices for legal and business research in the private sector.
  • Develops strategic plans, policies and projects, in collaboration with the Director/Chief, to advance departmental goals and enhance value to the Firm.
  • Creates and administers the departmental budget.
  • Participates in Firm orientation and training of new attorney and staff members to enhance their knowledge of Firm resources, capabilities and services.
  • Communicates regularly with Director/Chief and the counterpart at Eversheds Sutherland (International) to increase knowledge and resource sharing between the two teams and identify areas for global collaboration and standardization of operations and resources.
  • In conjunction with the Director/Chief, executes on interdepartmental initiatives to support the Firm’s strategic goals.
  • Serves as a member of committees, groups and teams as requested by the Director/Chief.
  • Other duties as requested.

Position: Library Technician
Location: U.S. Serials Social Sciences Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located U.S. Serials Social Sciences Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 173746.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule. This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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 the major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control. The duties include performing acquisitions searching, placing orders, receiving items, paying invoices, serials check-in, and any other activities needed to support the acquisitions of materials for the library. The duties also include those to support the function of performing cataloging for the library such as shelflisting, record creation, copy cataloging, database maintenance activities, and searching. Often there will be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which functions are being performed. For example, staff processing and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Reader Services Section, Music Division, Collection and Services Directorate in Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $45,972 to $59,762 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Reader Services Section, Music Division, Collection and Services Directorate in Library Services at the Library of Congress. The position reports directly to the Supervisor, Reader Services Section. The incumbent assists with public reference service in the Performing Arts Reading Room, and collection management and maintenance activities involving the Music Division’s holdings

Responsibilities
The Performing Arts Reading Room is open Monday thru Saturday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. This position requires some Saturday duty on a rotating schedule.

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 flextime work schedule and some Saturday.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

The incumbent’s duties include: accurately identifying and retrieving collection materials for researchers; assisting in the work-flows of the Performing Arts Reading Room, including opening and closing procedures, circulation desk duty, and instructing readers on safe handling of collection material and use of various equipment in the reading room; sorting, arranging, and shelving a variety of materials; accessioning, barcoding, inventorying materials; preparing materials for use/offsite storage; performing specialized preservation and phased conservation tasks; filing, housing, preparing items for binding; maintaining records and compiling monthly statistical reports for all areas of work.

Position: Library Technician (Collections)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
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. This position is located in the Collections Services Division of Library Services.

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

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian Relations Consultant
Location: LexisNexis, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Librarian Relations Consultant is responsible for driving research revenue and positively impacting product use, preference and advocacy within the assigned law firm accounts by understanding and communicating librarian client needs; training and supporting librarians on new and existing LexisNexis offerings; and generating leads for new products and content. The Librarian Relations Consultant also works on special projects that benefit librarian clients, and represents LexisNexis at select industry conferences and events. The Librarian Relations Consultant works closely with the LexisNexis account team for assigned law firm accounts.

To view the full job description and apply, click here: https://4re.referrals.selectminds.com/lexisnexis/jobs/library-relations-consultant-19499

Position: Librarian (Manuscript-Historian)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
Two (2) Librarians (Manuscript Historians-Specialists) will be selected from this vacancy announcement. One specialist will be selected to work with the Library’s collections in the history of science and technology in America with a subject expertise sufficient to acquire collections in that field, and one specialist will be selected to work with the Library’s collections related to modern American history with a subject expertise sufficient to acquire collections in that area.

Responsibilities
The Manuscript Specialist (Historian) has primary curatorial and acquisition responsibilities for the collections of the Manuscript Division, one of the foremost special collections repositories in the world. The division collects and preserves personal papers of prominent individuals and the records of political, social, and professional organizations, and makes these materials available to researchers.The specialist works under the general supervision of the chief of the Manuscript Division and performs at a high degree of responsibility in the areas of acquisitions, interpretation of collections, outreach, and advanced reference capacities.

Possesses authoritative knowledge in an era of American history, such as the modern period, or in a narrower but very complex subject area of American history, such as the history of science and technology. Uses this highly specialized knowledge to locate hard-to-find materials, personal papers, organization records, historical documents, and other manuscript and archival materials and to negotiate with the creator or owner to acquire the materials.

Researches and writes books, articles, blog posts, and other publications. Makes presentations on historical topics involving complex interrelationships of historical facts and requiring substantial critical judgment. Presentations and publications are heightened by the necessity to present an objective, comprehensive picture of the subject under consideration that clearly establishes the relative values and importance of the many and varied historical facts involved.

Proposes and oversees digital projects and physical exhibitions, and curates their content.

Uses a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of American history, archival methods and the research needs of the scholarly community. Analyzes existing Library of Congress manuscript and archival holdings to identify areas that need to be supplemented or where holdings in specific fields are inadequate. Prepares memoranda of recommendation. Reviews plans for organizing newly acquired manuscript collections. Develops criteria for disposing of unneeded material and justifies recommendations regarding the disposition of redundant or inappropriate material of little or no historical documentary value from newly acquired collections of personal papers and organization records. Analyzes the condition of collections and recommends preservation treatment to safeguard them from deterioration, damage or destruction, or from impairment of their value through disarrangement or alteration. Considers the need for microfilming, digitizing, or photocopying.

Works as needed collaboratively with other subject specialists and curators, and with librarians, archivists, digital liaisons and designers, exhibition coordinators, and administrators in various units and research centers of the Library, and/or at other institutions and agencies in the analysis, promotion, and interpretation of Library collections. Prepares analytic reports on acquisitions and division activities and holdings.

Makes collections and the information in or about them available in response to individual requests. Exercises a highly specialized knowledge of the subject matter and archival holdings in order to assist specialized researchers and other users of the manuscript collections and archival records.

Position: Experienced Metadata Cataloger, Russian or Spanish Language Specialty
Location: Backstage Library Works, on-site at the Library of Congress

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Backstage Library Works is seeking a cataloger to work on-site at the Library of Congress, processing Russian or Spanish language materials.

Catalogers will work with materials to create original MARC records according to the library’s RDA record guidelines. Prior to hiring, each cataloger must demonstrate knowledge of standard cataloging practice and moderate fluency in the language in which they will be specializing. We will not be accepting entry level candidates.

Catalogers may be hired as full-time hourly employees of Backstage Library Works, or as independent contractors working at a per-record rate (see below for details). All work must be performed on-site at the library but contract catalogers are encouraged to apply.

This project is expected to run through June, 2019. However, this is a short-term position, and each cataloger’s employment will conclude with the completion of their language category.

Catalogers should clearly state their language(s) of expertise in the cover letter.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Alex McComas (amccomas@bslw.com).

Include the language(s) for which you are applying and your preference for working as a contractor or full-time employee.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Two Positions: Maryland

REPOST: Position: Catalog/Index Librarian
Location: Department of Legislative Services, Annapolis, MD
Salary Range: $40,400 – $62,900

DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES
Office of Policy Analysis

RECRUITMENT NOTICE

Position: Catalog/Index Librarian (Legislative Librarian I)

Salary Range: $40,400 – $62,900

Principal Duties:
● Original cataloging of state government documents in various formats
● Copy cataloging using OCLC
● Indexing proposed legislation and print publications
● Fulfilling interlibrary loan requests
● Catalog Maintenance

Qualifications:
● MLS degree
● Experience using OCLC, AACR2, LCSH,
MARC formats
● Work with integrated library systems, preferably Sirsi
● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
● Experience in government documents, public policy
and legislative issues, preferred

SEND RESUME WITH LETTER OF INTEREST BY NOVEMBER 30 TO:
Department of Legislative Services
Human Resources Office
90 State Circle, Room 311
Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
Fax: 410 946-5140 or 301 970-5140
e-mail: jobs@mlis.state.md.us Website: http://dls.maryland.gov/

Code 24/18LLMD (Required on all Resumes)
The Department of Legislative Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in a manner that violates law, regulation or legislative policy.
11/14/2018

Position Title: Legal Library and Research Administrator
Location: Gebhardt & Smith LLP, One South Street, Suite 2200, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Description:

Gebhardt & Smith LLP, a 20-lawyer firm, is seeking a full time legal library and research administrator to manage the firm’s legal library, as well as perform legal and general research. The administrator will also assist with discrete litigation projects and, periodically, electronic discovery. No experience with respect to legal research, litigation or electronic discovery is required; the firm provides on-the-job training in these areas. Salary and benefits are competitive with the marketplace. The position is available immediately; the individual who previously held this position moved out of state.

To apply, please send your resume to ltancredi@gebsmith.com.