Twelve Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Assistant Manager of Research Services
Location: Arnold & Porter

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Summary

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for an Assistant Manager of Research Services to join our energetic, creative, and service-oriented global team. This position may be located in any one of the Firm’s domestic offices (Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Houston or Denver). Under the direction of the Manager of Research Services, the Assistant Manager of Research Services works as part of the management team to develop research services and to provide expert, customized research service. The incumbent assists the Manager with project management and oversight of Research Services, taking the lead on the coordination of daily research and other activities, as assigned.

Requirements

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Venable LLP is seeking a Manager of Digital Solutions to join our team. The ideal candidate with assist the Director of Research and Libraries in the planning, implementation, maintenance, discoverability and adoption of commercial and internal library and knowledge resources.

We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Coordinating with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
  • Overseeing the maintenance and integrity of ILS.
  • Managing the firm’s electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures that appropriate authentication is enabled, including the use of IP and password authentication as well as SAML and API technology in compliance with associated licensing agreements.
  • Assisting the Director in planning the departmental and practice level resource budget allocations
  • Establishing ROI processes linking utilization data with subscription costs. Assisting the Director in making budget, acquisitions and resource cancellation plans based on use or the availability of electronic alternatives.
  • Monitoring developments in legal technology and electronic research, KM and workflow products which may offer appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources or existing processes.
  • Advising the Director in all aspects of digital solutions and electronic resources.
  • Working with technical services staff, continually assesses processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service.
  • Building or collaborating with IT, Vendors and consultants in building custom resources for end users and internal administrative functions.
  • Managing the print and digital solutions team

Requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
  • Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
  • Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
  • Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
  • Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
  • Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
  • Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.

We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Position: Research & Knowledge Manager
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

The Research & Knowledge Manager manages the DC Research & Knowledge (R&K) professional staff. Provides research expertise and guidance to attorneys and department professional staff in corporate and legal practice area research. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness alerts. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages the DC R&K professional staff, both in the office and remotely.
  • Collaborates with the Sr. Global Tax Group R&K Manager to establish long-term professional development goals for the DC research staff.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice pages.
  • Engages in special R&K projects.
  • Works with the NY Digital Trainer to design and implement orientation and training programs and videos for attorneys and department professional staff.
  • Forecasts financial and budget requirements for the DC research group and prepares related reports for the Sr. Global Tax Group R&K Manager.
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print, and recommends beneficial, cost-effective resources for the firm.
  • Ensures current knowledge of firm policies and practices for professional staff, current knowledge of industry trends, and continued professional development for professional staff.
  • Participates in the interviewing, selection and training process.
  • Monitors time, attendance, overtime, and expense reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with firm policies.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of R&K requests.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Effectively utilizes the firm’s performance management process to communicate performance expectations, monitor performance, coach employees, and manage unsatisfactory performance.
  • Oversees employees’ work performance and provides guidance in the resolution of problems.
  • Monitors email on firm-issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with department professional staff in DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Provides on-call assistance to weekend department professional staff when necessary.
  • Works with the Sr. Global Tax Group R&K Manager to ensure that department invoices for the DC office are paid on time.
  • Initiates disciplinary procedures in collaboration with the Human Resources Department.
  • Recommends guidelines and practices to promote efficiency, effectiveness, excellent customer service and improved employee relations, in alignment with the firm’s Core Values.
  • Develops and communicates departmental guidelines and procedures.
  • Along with other department Managers, engages in department strategic planning with the Associate Director.
  • Forecasts financial and budget requirements for the DC office, prepares related reports, and monitors the budget.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Practical working knowledge of Knowledge Management methods and best practices
  • Knowledge of legal and business information sources, both online and print
  • Mastery of computer database systems, including Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Courtroom Insight, Dun & Bradstreet, Cheetah, PACER, Practical Law, PLI, etc.
  • General understanding of the budget process
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Proven ability in using web page editors
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

Experience/Education

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience..
  • Minimum of one year of experience in Knowledge Management and the application of information technology to knowledge sharing.
  • Minimum of eight years of law firm experience including two years of supervisory experience in a law or business library or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Position: Web Applications Librarian
Location: Catholic University
Salary: $57,000 – $60,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Catholic University of America is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, and experienced librarian to join us as our Web Applications Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Electronic Resources & Services, this position supports the delivery of library services and discovery of library collections by developing, managing, and supporting the libraries’ specialized websites, digital collections, online exhibits, discovery systems, and other digital initiatives.

Responsibilities

Develop, code, test, and debug web applications, tools and services (new and existing); create integration with vendor-based APIs and web services; produce and update technical documentation; research and utilize emerging web technologies, principles, and standards, and identify emerging technologies that have potential for new and improved library services; participate in the strategic planning for the libraries’ website and the initiatives and priorities of the library systems. Collect and analyze user behavior data and conduct user testing to inform design decisions. Support Library Information Systems by performing hardware & software installations and troubleshooting. Participate as a professional member of the University Libraries in shared collegial decision making and planning; participate in committees and ad hoc projects; contribute to the library profession and engage in professional development activities. Assist in training staff in the use of library computers and network systems.

Qualifications

Master’s Degree: American Library Association-accredited MLS, MSIS or recognized equivalent. Experience developing applications for libraries; familiarity with Unix/Linux environments. Two years experience in libraries is preferred.

  • One (1) year knowledge and experience with JQuery, JavaScript, PHP or other programming languages.
  • One (1) year demonstrated experience in web design and development with HTML, CSS and web design principles.
  • One (1) year knowledge and experience with database technologies (such as MySQL, Oracle, and the SQL language).

Position: Research Specialist and IP Research Specialist (2 positions)
Location: Proskauer Rose

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Proskauer Rose seeks two (2) experienced, service-oriented information professionals to join our Knowledge Services team. There is an option for this role to be based in one of the Firm’s U.S. offices or 100% remote.

Job 1: Research Specialist with scheduled hours of 11:00am-7:00pm EST Monday through Thursday and 9:30am-5:30pm EST on Friday. This position provides evening “reference desk” coverage from 2:00pm-7:00pm EST Monday through Thursday.

Job 2: IP Research Specialist with strong background in research relating to intellectual property with a focus on patents and ability to assist with the evaluation of proposed and existing Firm online and print resources relating to IP.

See the full job descriptions and links to apply here:

Research Specialist: https://proskauer.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000040&lang=en
IP Research Specialist: https://proskauer.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000041&lang=en

High Level Summary of Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide sophisticated, effective, timely and cost-conscious legal and non-legal research and reference services
  • Distill, summarize and customize research results in order to meet the specific requirements of the Knowledge Services Client. Provide research results as a clear and concise report of findings, where possible
  • Provide coverage for other Research Specialist shifts, as needed
  • Enter all requests handled into the workflow tracking system and keep track of time spent on client billable matters
  • Assist with the evaluation of proposed and existing Firm research resources

Summary of Qualifications:

  • M.L.S., M.L.I.S. or J.D. from an accredited school
  • 5 years of relevant law firm experience
  • Strong legal research skills and strong proficiency in using a wide variety of legal electronic and print resources
  • Service-oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • High professional standards, superior verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to multitask, demonstrate an appropriate sense of urgency and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies and workflows

Position: Legislative/Legal Research Analyst
Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Steptoe & Johnson LLP is seeking a Legislative/Legal Research Analyst to join the Research and Information Services Department in its Washington, D.C. office. This position will provide legislative monitoring and tracking, conduct legislative research, and perform legal and non-legal research and reference services.

Essential Functions

  • Monitors legislative developments in areas critical to S&J practice areas. Prepare daily updates for attorneys of key legislative trends and changes.
  • Develops alerts for practice groups, as needs arise.
  • Creates and maintains alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
  • Maintains current awareness of federal congressional schedules and activities.
  • Undertakes complex legislative and regulatory history research assignments requiring the use of various specialized sources. Prepares summary explanation of results.
  • Participates in general research coverage, handling legal, regulatory and non-legal research questions.
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print, and recommends beneficial, cost effective resources for the Firm.
  • Participates in training and presenting on research topics for different Firm constituencies.

Nonessential Functions

Assists other department professional staff members when needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Highly developed understanding of the federal legislative process and knowledge of government documents and sources.
  • Superior ability to analyze information and evaluate new research products meant for legislative/ regulatory work.
  • Knowledge of Capitol Hill – contacts, protocols, and procedures.
  • Ability to master new research tools in an expedited timeframe.
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources.
  • Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments.
  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Law, CCH Cheetah, HeinOnline.
  • Thorough competency with relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and in stressful situations.

Experience/Education

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or Political Science or J.D.
  • Minimum two years legislative reference and research experience.

Other

Requires occasional weekend coverage.

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

Interested candidates can submit an application, cover letter and resume via this link: https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=371

Position: Legislative Research Assistant
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $49,157 – $63,906

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Legislative Information Services (LIS) is seeking a Legislative Research Assistant to join its Legislative Analysis Services Section (LASS). LIS is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that is mandated to produce legislative information for the United States Congress.

Responsibilities
This position serves as a Legislative Research Assistant in the Legislative Analysis Services Section (LASS) within the Office of Legislative Information Services.

The information produced by this division is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation. It is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation. The employee reports to the LASS Head. The employee supports LIS legislative analysts by locating, interpreting, and presenting legislative information; conducting and presenting research; and reviewing authoritative sources to identify legislative data and enter that data into the legislative information management system for subsequent entry into Congress.gov. The employee supports LIS managers and reviewers by verifying the accuracy of legislative information entered into the system and otherwise expediting workflow by helping to ensure that bill summary work is done in priority order and assigned to the correct reviewer. The employee is expected to develop over time the versatility and range of skills necessary to respond to LIS’s shifting needs and priorities, as directed.

The Legislative Research Assistant supports legislative analysts by locating, interpreting, and presenting legislative information orally or in writing to legislative analysts and reviewers; conducting and presenting research findings relating to the legislative history of a bill by reviewing applicable documents, including committee hearing testimony, Congressional Record excerpts, sponsor press releases, and media coverage; reviewing authoritative sources to identify legislative data, such as subject areas, policy terms, bill relationships, and titles; and entering that data into the system for subsequent entry into Congress.gov. The Legislative Research Assistant helps to develop the section’s research portal, a collection of current and authoritative reference, statutory, and policy sources that support the office’s and CRS’s analytical work.

The Legislative Research Assistant will independently or in consultation with a legislative analyst prepare “markup” documents for use by legislative analysts and reviewers, which provide context for the amendment(s) to existing law(s) and illustrate the changes (additions, deletions, and/or revisions).

The Legislative Research Assistant identifies, enters, and verifies legislative data to include subject areas, policy area terms, bill relationships, and titles. The employee utilizes CRS’s bill comparison software and other legislative resources such as internal guidance on the standards and formats which will be used for entering this information and/or providing this information to legislative analysts and reviewers.

The Legislative Research Assistant performs intake and quality control tasks to facilitate bill summary workflow from assignment to publication. In performing intake tasks, the employee ensures the summary is correctly assigned and, when applicable, adds policy area terms and related-bill links.

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

CRS is well known for analysis that is 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.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.
The position description number for this position is 366356.
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 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: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Acquisitions and Outreach Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 – $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Acquisitions and Outreach Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 412293.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

As part of one of the largest special collections repositories in the world, the Acquisitions and Outreach Section is key to the Manuscript Division’s mission of acquiring and promoting the use of personal papers and organizational records encompassing the breadth and chronology of American history. The incumbent reports directly to the Chief of the division and must have strong managerial and interpersonal skills and comprehensive knowledge of manuscript collections and collection development.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments and the capabilities of employees. Observes workers’ performance, and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance.

Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff.

Plans and directs the work of the Acquisitions and Outreach Section. Serves on the division’s administrative team, ensuring coordination between that section and other units. Works closely with the Chief on administration and establishment of the division’s long-range goals. Recommends actions affecting budgets, staff, and space. Participates in the development of grant proposals to foundations and individuals, and engages in personal contacts with potential Library donors.

Makes both long-range plans and develops specific strategies for acquisitions, collection management, digitization, exhibitions, public programming and outreach. Identifies and integrates technical, financial and administrative factors of external program issues that have an immediate bearing on the division’s work (e.g., Library-wide Annual Performance Goals relating to arrearage reduction and digitization); adjusts immediate and long-range goals and schedules to meet changes in resources; determines project or program segments to be initiated, dropped, or curtailed; and determines resources to devote to various concurrent projects..

Coordinates, supervises, and participates in efforts of acquiring collections through gift, deposit, transfer, exchange, and purchase. Plans for collection management and development to build and maintain comprehensive collections in the fields of American history and culture. Coordinates activities related to collection development across all functional areas of the Library. Serves as an authority in one or more major subject areas of American history or archival administration. Identifies new sources of personal papers, organizational records, and other manuscript and archival materials. Establishes priorities for acquisition that complement existing collections or fill gaps in existing holdings. Contacts owners of personal papers, organizational records, and other materials that document key areas of American history and negotiates donations or purchase.

Plans, establishes, and directs research, reference, and outreach work of specialists in the section under the incumbent’s supervision. Coordinates staff efforts related to exhibitions, publications, symposia, and reference services. Collaborates with other libraries in developing and providing access to library resources through the Internet and other means. Participates in the implementation and evaluation of services, policies, procedures, and publications. Independently plans and carries out studies of broad and varied topics or areas. Conducts research and analysis on historical and archival topics in field of expertise. Communicates findings or information verbally and in writing. Exercises a highly specialized knowledge of the subject matter and archival holdings in order to assist researchers and to carry out exhibitions and special studies.

Serves as an official spokesperson for the division and for the Library on matters relating to manuscript acquisitions and archival administration. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with archivists, librarians, scholars, and other specialists in order to share information and coordinate workflows.

Position: Digital Project Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in Reformatting Projects Section, Preservation Services Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 306764.
This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Provides expert analysis and advice on complex program and digital content related to information technology (IT) issues or problems where new analytical techniques must be developed to identify and evaluate findings. Based on operations and changing program requirements, identifies relevant issues. Collects relevant information from many varied sources, some of which are difficult to access. Makes authoritative recommendations. Researches and/or analyzes IT problems, issues, or program requirements relative to promoting products and services to segmented agency mission area programs.

Researches and identifies complex program issues or problems impacting program initiatives in major agency organizational components. Makes recommendations for and coordinates resolutions and improvements. Proposes means for improving quality and efficiency in digital projects. Conducts studies, analyzes findings, and makes recommendations to improve preservation, user access, and automation policies.

Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects. In consultation with the Supervisory Digital Projects Coordinator, oversees implementation projects from conception through development, production, and introduction to the intended audiences. Coordinates work with others for specific tasks as necessary for the completion of product development, marketing projects, public programs, or other events. Participates in planning the work of digital projects, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Utilizes a consultative approach to involve staff members actively in the process of planning work, developing and modifying work plans, reporting on outcomes, and formulating solutions to problems impacting the successful performance of digital projects. Manages a variety of functions simultaneously and with flexibility to work under competing demands and deadlines. Serves on committees and other groups involved in investigating new technologies and their possible application to Library digital programs, as requested.

Responsible for procurement on major digital projects, serving as Contracting Officer Representative (COR). In consultation with the Supervisory Digital Projects Coordinator, determines whether in-house personnel or contractors will accomplish project tasks; decides methods and types of contracts necessary to meet project or task order needs; and develops statements of work. Determines standard and project management controls for inclusion in statement of work products that are incorporated into contracts. Responsible for the development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and other related contract documents within the scope of Contracting Officer Representative (COR) responsibilities. Monitors contract progress, prepares written and oral reports on contractor progress, and reviews, as well as approves deliverables. Provides contract administration.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with digital library experts and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within projects. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding changes in technical areas, as appropriate to digital projects. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Prepares articles for publication. Represents the organization at conferences, seminars, and exhibits. May collaborate on projects both inside and outside the Library. Assists project participants in developing complex workflows.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Analyst in International Trade and Finance
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT) seeks an Analyst in International Trade and Finance to join its International Trade and Finance Section. This position will be filled as a GS-0101 (Social Science Analyst) or GS-0110 (Economist). Applicants can request to be considered for either or both series (see Vacancy Questionnaire).

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

The position description number for this position is 004740.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Applicants should have experience conducting sophisticated analysis of international trade and economics, knowledge of the U.S. legislative branch and its operations, and the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. The work can require rapid response to emerging policy issues during active legislative processes. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in international trade and economic policy with some experience analyzing foreign and regional economies, including emerging economies. Strong research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills are essential, and applicants with an advanced degree in economics or finance are strongly encouraged to apply.

The analyst will prepare authoritative, objective, and non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background reports and other products that analyze the international trade and finance policy of the United States and global economic developments; provide personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on such policies throughout the legislative process; and participate in or lead team research projects and seminars.

The analyst is also expected to enhance over time the skills necessary to provide legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels. The analyst may support research analyses undertaken throughout CRS.

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

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

Analyst Duties Include:

Prepares a variety of analytical, descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and written materials on subjects or public policy issues within the employee’s designated areas of responsibility to support congressional decision making.

Participates in planning, organizing, and coordinating group research efforts.

Through personal consultation, assists committees, Members, and staff with consideration of legislative issues by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

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

Locates and provides information requested by Members and committees of Congress or their staff.

Position: Digital Conversion Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $44,237 – $57,506

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Digital Conversion Team, Digitization Services Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 132948.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

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

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

Position: Librarian (Collection Development , Data Analyst)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Collection Development Office, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 394566.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Applies established practices and techniques to investigate and analyze a variety of frequently encountered collection development problems, questions, and situations.

Participates in assessments of program effectiveness of limited complex operational processes and systems encompassing standard and similar functions or issues affecting critical aspects of the major programs of the Collection Development Office or of those programs monitored by CDO such as the purchase acquisitions program.

Plans and carries out successive steps, handles deviations, and resolves conventional problems that arise with the work of the unit. Following approved protocols and with guidance, collaborates with other CDO staff in developing strategies for implementing and tracking the work of the unit and of the Library’s collections acquisitions program.

Communicates to the Collection Development Officer and other Library Services managers when adjustments or changes in objectives or shifts in priorities have occurred. Receives assistance in unusual situations that do not have clear precedents.

Recommends changes or improvements to data-based assessment project plans that include guidance on the data to be collected and analyzed and the performance targets to be met. Expresses goals in quantitative or measurable form that will allow assessment of goal achievement. Collaborates with senior CDO staff in a limited range of standard data-based studies and detailed analysis of the functions and processes of the Collection Development Office and of those programs that are monitored by CDO.

Provides draft data analysis, data-based assessment and related reports for review by the Collection Development Officer and/or other senior CDO staff to support the collections development work performed by Library specialists, contractors, interns and others.

Assists in identifying and utilizing efficient methods, best practices, and tools to capture relevant data relating to the Library’s historic and contemporary collection acquisition policies and practices and to research trends that include evolving industry publishing and dissemination standards. Researches and reports on alternative data collection approaches to ensure efficient and effective data capture and analysis.

Utilizing knowledge of collection development workflows and survey design protocols, assists in the development of survey instruments and participates in data collection efforts. Collects and interprets library data for the preparation of management reports. Presents results in written and/or oral form, which are well-organized, supportable and clearly expressed.

Utilizing library databases and other online systems, assists in efforts to identify and explain the impact of data anomalies on the Library of Congress collection development initiatives.

Participates on committees, task forces, etc., outside CDO which have been assigned responsibility for projects or tasks related to collections development work. The librarian plans or coordinates work efforts, solves problems or provides advice to clientele on noncontroversial collection development issues and concerns.

Maintains professional relationships with data librarians to maintain current awareness of developments in data capture, compilation, and analysis, as well as survey design techniques. Maintains professional relationships with acquisitions, preservation, and reference librarians to understand issues and trends in collection development.

Drafts for review by the Collection Development Officer and/or other senior CDO staff memos, correspondence, reports, presentation materials and other straightforward analytical documents that include narrative text, graphs, charts, tables, and other visual representations of data and analysis. Prepares draft data visualizations and dashboards within a Business Intelligence software environment.

Assists other CDO staff in the preparation of statistical/analytical reports about the Library’s collections, publishing trends and the documenting/forecasting of current and anticipated needs of Library users. Presents information orally and in writing to diverse audiences. Collaborates with other CDO staff on the review of editing of documentation prepared by colleagues.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Library

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Requirements

The SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian supports the teaching and research activities of the University by developing and managing—in all relevant formats – the Library’s collection in support of the programs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department and other subject areas as assigned; by providing research, reference, and instructional services; and by coordinating the content and organization of appropriate Web pages.

Reporting to the Head of Research Services along with ten other subject liaisons and reference librarians, the SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian works closely with other department colleagues and engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned areas, developing strong relationships and promoting the Library’s relevant services and collections. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Research and Instruction

  • Serves as the expert for all services related to sources for research related to the work of the Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government, and provides general reference and information services in the social sciences, business, and the humanities.
  • Interprets and analyzes the information needs of students, faculty, and other users of Lauinger Library. Recommends and directs users to appropriate sources of information including those in the Special Collections Research Center and digital collections.
  • Teaches library research sessions in subject areas congruent with collection responsibilities and creates research guides and other instructional materials.
  • Collaborates with other units in the library and across the campus to provide research support, including the creation of asynchronous learning tools to promote statistical and data resources in teaching and research.
  • Employs new technologies to enhance reference and instruction services—e.g., social networking tools, multimedia, and learning management systems—in order to reach users in an increasingly online environment.
  • Handles responsibility for identifying, creating, managing, and maintaining the content of the Web pages and other online resources related to their field.

Collection Development

  • Serves as the Library’s principal liaison to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the Walsh School of Foreign Services and the Government Department; and has liaison responsibility for other areas as assigned.
  • For the assigned subject areas, develops collections that align with the pedagogical and research needs of the University
  • Works closely with faculty to understand and be responsive to their research and curricular needs.
  • Keeps them informed of the Library’s activities, and integrates the Library’s collection and service resources into faculty research and curricular activities.
  • Contributes to the development of cooperative collection development initiatives with other libraries and library consortia; recommends annual allocations, manages vendor approval plans, and assists in monitoring the library materials budget in assigned disciplines.

Qualifications

  • Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • At least 2 years of experience working with students, faculty, and staff in a public service capacity (outreach and instruction)
  • Experience with collection development in an academic or research library
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, and to work collaboratively with a range of individuals
  • Expertise in – or familiarity – with current instructional and multimedia technologies
  • Expertise in or familiarity with web-authoring applications
  • Demonstrated interest in the application of information technologies in the social sciences
  • Strong service commitment to working with students, faculty, staff, and other communities
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
  • Either a Bachelor’s degree in a social science field or extensive experience with social science collections and research methods

Preferred qualifications

  • Second graduate degree in a relevant social science field, or equivalent years of work and/or other equivalent expertise
  • Demonstrated experience in or knowledge of research methodologies in the social sciences
  • Demonstrated experience in working with statistical and data resources in a research environment
  • Record of participation or interest in professional development activities (presentations, participation in professional organizations, etc.)

Environment

The Georgetown University Library is an agile organization located in the nation’s capital, committed to advancing Georgetown University’s global leadership in academics and research, while also addressing the requirements of the changing landscape of higher education and the evolving nature of scholarly communication. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the Library contributes to the creation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge, as well as the transformation of learning and research.The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse staff dedicated to excellence in service, continuous learning, and leadership within the library profession. With diversity as one of its core values, the Library not only seeks to actively recruit and retain a diverse workforce, but also ensures the acquisition of a diverse collection of materials and a climate of openness and respect for all traditions, cultures, and ideas.The Library actively promotes its values – lifelong learning, collaboration, leadership, quality, integrity, and diversity – in its daily tasks. Whenever possible, the Library offers flexible work schedules and telework options, and supports continuous learning opportunities in order to achieve the highest quality of service that can be offered.

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, tuition benefits for employees and their children, retirement benefits, as well as flexible work schedules and telework options. Please note that COVID-19 has reshaped the way interviews and work locations will be managed at this time. The safety and well-being of our colleagues and applicants is our first priority. The Georgetown University Library anticipates conducting all interviews virtually. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University’s need to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful candidate may be asked to perform their job remotely for a limited period of time until the University can permit more employees to work on campus.

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Position: Systems Librarian
Location: Georgetown Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Georgetown Law Library is seeking candidates for the Systems Librarian position. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Law Library Technology, this position coordinates the management of the Library’s collection management and discovery platforms, including the Ex Libris Alma/Primo VE Integrated Library System, supports the integration of the system with other platforms used within the Library, and serves as a leader in designing, implementing, and maintaining additional tools and platforms for user discovery and management of Library resources. Working both independently and as part of a team, this position develops, implements, and assesses Library tools and services by focusing on usability, accessibility, sustainability, and performance. This position also provides expertise and works collaboratively with staff across the Library to develop scripts or programs that automate tasks and workflows and optimize user discovery experiences.

Position open until filled. Application review begins September 1, 2021. Full description, posting, and application process available on the Georgetown Career Opportunities Website (Posting – JR10680). If you have questions about the position, please contact lawlibcareers@georgetown.edu.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supports complex research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for Firm attorneys and professional staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Actively monitors research requests for Washington, DC and other offices and provides guidance to research staff proactively when warranted.
  • Takes lead in mentoring and training Research Analysts.
  • Delegates work to local department professional staff when appropriate.
  • Provides expertise to attorneys in corporate and legal practice area research.
  • Develops alerts for practice groups, as needs arise.
  • Develops subject guides, tip sheets and training materials as department needs and resources change.
  • Creates and participates in training programs for practice groups as well as orientation sessions for Summer/Fall Associates.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via Firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Provides full service research and KM support if working remotely outside the office.
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print, and recommends beneficial, cost effective resources for the Firm.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Monitors email on Firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with department professional staff in Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Provides on-call assistance to weekend department professional staff when necessary.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Assists in preparing the department budget for the Washington. DC office.
  • Provides detailed assessments of the work performance of the Washington, DC department professional staff in preparation of the annual performance evaluations.
  • Works with the Sr. Global Tax Group R&K Manager to ensure that department invoices for the Washington, DC office are paid on time.
  • Assists other department professional staff members when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Law, Intelligize, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah, Xtract, HeinOnline.
  • Ability to master new research tools in an expedited timeframe.
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources.
  • Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments.
  • Thorough competency with relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Proficient in using web page editors.
  • Flexibility to travel.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education

Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of eight years’ experience conducting research in a legal or corporate information center.

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

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Technical Service Librarian
Location: ZAI
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Required Skill Sets:

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum (2) year of professional cataloging experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of work experience in technical services operations, library setting
  • Preferred experience with reference in legal, legislative history, congressional, and regulatory research
  • Experience with front desk support, reference, reference development, collection maintenance and management, acquisitions
  • Experience providing serial check-in, ILS system support, circulation and reference support
  • Experience with cataloging materials using MARC, RDA and KBART standards
  • 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 with principles of authority control, including selecting and applying controlled vocabularies to local collections
  • Experience in and/or practical working knowledge of library automation, personal computers (PC), and simple PC troubleshooting techniques.
  • Experience using WORD, Excel, or other PC applications
  • Other Assignments

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.

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Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Associate Dean of Law Library & IT Services
Location: University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
Salary: $107,431- $132,735

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Associate Dean of the Law Library and IT is a core member of the Law School’s senior leadership team and a member of the faculty who will have the opportunity to shape the future of this vibrant and thriving organization by leading the library’s efforts. The Associate Dean ensures broad and deep support of the research, educational, informational and technological needs of faculty, students, and staff.

This position has faculty status and is entitled to the privileges and responsibilities of other members of the faculty of the Law School. The candidate must have significant law library administrative experience, be committed to service, and demonstrate strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Experience teaching legal research skills and/or current and emerging technologies that impact law libraries, legal education, and law practice is essential. Experience teaching full semester law courses for credit is preferred

The Academic Dean of Law Library & IT Services will promote a positive work environment, fostering collaborative and collegial work relationships between a dynamic mixture of promising new professional staff and faculty, intermixed with experienced staff and faculty.

This leader will be expected to think strategically, to innovate, and to successfully move the law library and IT services in the Law School progressively forward in the rapidly changing environment of legal education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Is responsible for the planning and overall administration of the law library and law IT department, including short- and long-term strategic planning, budgeting, hiring, management and development of library staff, collection development and management, and overseeing and enhancing Law School technology.
  • Ensures the law library is organized and managed in an efficient and productive manner and models a collaborative and collegial culture.
  • Promotes and creates professional development opportunities for library staff, particularly around technology, project management and communication.
  • Maintains and enhances the collection development policy for the law library to ensure a collection of print and digital resources that support the educational and scholarly needs of the Law School and ensures compliance with ABA Standards.
  • Ensures an outstanding, broadly conceived approach to research and scholarly services, keeping in mind faculty, students, staff, and departmental needs.
  • Oversees the Legal Research curriculum in collaboration with reference librarians and faculty.
  • Directs workflows related to data collection, prepares reports and other materials related to law library and law IT services for the Law School Dean, the University, the American Bar Association, the DC Council, U.S. News and World Reports, IPEDS, and other entities as needed.
  • Develops short- and long-term law library budget and personnel needs assessments and ensures library and IT spending is in conformance with budget limitations.
  • Represents UDC Law at meetings and functions, both internally and externally. External events might include those hosted by local bar associations and other organizations, and at the national level by the ABA, AALL, AALS, LLSDC, and others. In the Law School Dean’s absence, may be charged with making administrative decisions.
  • Serves on Law School and University committees and tasks forces as appointed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from an accredited law school in the United States
  • Master’s of Library Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited school.
  • Minimum of five years of increasing professional responsibility in an academic law library setting, or other equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years of experience teaching legal research and providing training on learning and practice technologies.

Apply online at: https://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxhuor5l, for questions or issues with the application, contact Muyi Idehen (oidehen@udc.edu)

Position: Library Assistant (Circulation)
Location: Supreme Court of the United States
Salary: $44,237 to $63,906

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This is a full-time position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: Monday, 07/05/2021, 11:59 PM EDT

Responsibilities

The Library Assistant (Circulation) retrieves, charges and delivers materials to library patrons and performs other associated clerical, library circulation, interlibrary loan, electronic document delivery and document scanning functions. Operates automated library circulation system including: patron record creation, item record creation, electronic book charging and discharging and trouble shooting. Works as part of departmental team maintaining in-house and remote book collections, including shelving and routing. Driving will be required to perform departmental duties.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Resources Access Assistant 
Location: Cooley LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Cooley is seeking a Resource Access Assistant to join the Research Services team.

Position Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of a Manager or Specialist, assist with deactivation of user access to digital research resources with the vendor, and remove internal user records using Research Monitor
  • Under the supervision of a Manager or Specialist, maintain Secretary of State department deposit accounts and process associated billing via Chrome River
  • Under the supervision of a Manager or Specialist process select monthly invoices for Lexis and Thomson Reuters via Chrome River and enter associated payment records into EOS acquisitions
  • Under the supervision of a Manager or Specialist, file research contracts in CARS (Cooley Agreement Reporting System)
  • Under the supervision of a Manager or Specialist, assist with maintenance of the integrated library system and print collection
  • All other duties as assigned

Skills and experience

Required:

  • Available to work overtime, as required
  • After orientation at Cooley LLP, exhibit proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, iManage and other firm applications
  • 2+ years of technical services experience in a research center or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with an integrated library system

Preferred:

  • Law related experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Competencies:

  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them within defined time constraints
  • Ability to work with vendors to resolve problems
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Must be able to learn specialty software
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well both orally and in writing and to understand and follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to analyze and anticipate situations, define problems and objectives, recognize alternatives and formulate solutions
  • Capable of working independently, accurately, effectively and efficiently under pressure while handling a high volume of materials quickly
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to act as a resource for, provide customer service in a courteous manner to, and work effectively with diverse groups of people at various levels within the organization
  • Customer service philosophy
  • Attention to detail

Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package

See the full job description and apply:

https://cooley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Cooley_US_LLP/job/Boston/Resource-Access-Assistant_Req1932-1

Six Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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


QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

Please send cover letter with your resume.

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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


QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

Four Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

About the Law Library:

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

About the Position:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 307706.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

Research assistant duties include:

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 308062

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 137754.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two Positions: Washington, DC

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

Three Positions: Maryland

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Essential Functions:

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

Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science

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

Skills/Abilities:

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
General summary/purpose:

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

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

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

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

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

Five Positions: Washington, DC

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

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

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

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

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

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: Perkins Coie LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Locations include Washington, DC.

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

Position: Senior Research Analyst/Legal Researcher
Location: Steptoe

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

Please send cover letter with your resume.

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

Analyst duties include:

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

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

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

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

Analyst duties include:

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

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

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

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

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

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

Four Positions: Washington, DC

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Major Duties

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 132599.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

Analyst duties include:

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

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

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

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

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

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

Four Positions: Washington, DC

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing.

POSITION OVERVIEW

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

Responsibilities

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

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

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

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

Travel

No travel is required for this position.

Education/Experience/Certification

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

Benefits

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing.

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

Qualifications

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

Experience/Education

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing.

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

Required

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

OR

Three years as a professional law librarian

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

Desired

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Two Positions: Washington, DC & Virtual

Position: Library and Information Services Project Manager
Location: LAC Group, Virtual

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group seeks candidates for a Library and Information Services Project Manager position within our organization. The main focus of the position will be to oversee and assist with the coordination of law firm library accounts, and to help assigned firms move forward with innovative and effective best practices in research workflow support, eResource management, database training, and general library administrative functions. The manager of library and information services will be directly client facing, and will work across departments internally. We are seeking a well rounded, customer service oriented, information professional with direct law firm library and information services experience. This position can be worked from any location in the US or Canada.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute to the success and management of client relationships, and serve as the point of contact for new and existing Firm initiatives and projects;
  • Collaborate with other Firm managers and administrators on special projects;
  • Conduct library orientation for new attorneys and professional staff;
  • Participate and build upon best practices for a streamlined research workflow;
  • Ensure client metrics are being captured, reported, and delivered according to specifications;
  • Offer ideas and insight into best practices in collection management, invoice processing, and training support;
  • Work with Firm stakeholders to maximize cost recovery efforts;
  • Assist with management of contracts and relationships with online research vendors, print content, print management, and library administration;
  • Develop standards for collection development and cost recoveries, with a focus on print to digital transformation;
  • Serve as LAC ambassador for distributed colleagues at assigned Firms and across service lines;
  • Oversee enhancement of the Firm’s use technologies to promote and disseminate information for legal, business research, and marketing purposes;
  • Work with, promote, and progress Library Services function within organization, collaborating with fellow legal information professionals serving in various capacities;

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree (JD, MBA, MLIS).
  • At least 5 years of experience with law library administration, vendor management, database and web technology within a law or business library and preferably at least 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Knowledgeable in integrated library management systems with proficiency in online research, legal databases and collaboration platforms (Microsoft SharePoint preferred).
  • Expert knowledge of law library administration and information management with demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues applying information technology to libraries and law practice.

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:
Required

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

Desired

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Head of Access Services
Location: Georgetown Law, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Head of Access Services oversees all operations of the Access Services department including circulation, reserve, interlibrary loan, the public patron program, media services, as well as planning and overseeing projects involving the physical collections of the law library, including shelving material, shifting the collection, planning the layout of the collection, and monitoring the collection’s use and growth. The Head of Access Services is directly responsible for establishing, implementing, and evaluating policies and procedures in the Access Services department.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Head of Access Services directly supervises 5 FTE staff members (4 full-time, 2 part-time) and indirectly as many as 15 student assistants; works closely with members of the Cataloging, Acquisitions, and Reference departments; and interacts with diverse groups and individuals outside of the library.  Duties include but are not limited to:

ADMINISTRATION OF ACCESS SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Supervision and Staff Development

  • Supervises, mentors, and develops Access Services staff by providing assistance and setting an atmosphere that promotes effective work performance.
  • Develops short- and long-term strategies for staff development and training.
  • Makes final personnel decisions for the entire range of employment actions.

Circulation

  • Oversees library circulation and reserve system, performs all circulation functions, processes notices and reports, resolves complex circulation problems, and assures documentation of policies and procedures and training staff.
  • Establishes, evaluates, documents, and implements circulation policies in order to deliver needed research materials and to promote equitable access to library resources.
  • Establishes, evaluates, documents, and implements interlibrary loan (ILL) policies in order to provide materials to other libraries through the ILL program; and coordinates with other departments as needed.
  • Manages the library’s circulation (fulfillment) module in ALMA, which includes collaborating with the Systems Librarian to make necessary adjustments and improvements to local settings, as well as providing feedback on consortium level settings.

Library Access

  • Works with library administration to establish hours of operations and access policies.
  • Ensures that policies, hours, and other access information are correct on the library’s website.
  • Serves as a contact point for people requesting access to the library and its services, and provides oversight of the library’s public patron program.

Physical Collection & Spaces

  • Oversees the print collection, including reshelving, incorporating new materials, inventories, and collaborating to resolve collection issues or problems with other departments.
  • Manages the planning of projects involving the physical aspects of law library’s print collection, including shelving, shifting, layout, and monitoring of collection use and growth.
  • Manages the overall operation and functioning related to media services, including supervising the media and photocopy assistants, and training personnel for this area.

Planning & Statistics

  • Develops and implements comprehensive plans, policies, and procedures for staff.
  • Meets and collaborates with other library units and departments in order to solve complex problems and review procedures.
  • Compiles and maintains statistics related to circulation, library use, and space as required by the ABA, ARL, US News, and other organizations or as needed for internal evaluation.
  • Analyzes and interprets these statistics and other information to forecast trends and plan for events.

COLLABORATION WITH OUTSIDE DEPARTMENTS

Georgetown and Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC)

  • Maintains a strong working relationship with the access services departments of other Georgetown libraries, especially to facilitate joint projects or services related to the library’s participation in the WRLC Consortium.
  • Serves on WRLC Consortium committees or groups and maintains relationships with WRLC access librarians.

Law Center Departments

Meets and collaborates with other units and departments in order to solve complex problems and review procedures. Examples include: Public Safety to ensure access for visitors, alumni, visitors, and researchers seeking to access the library and its collection; and the Registrar’s office.

SERVICE AND CURRENT AWARENESS

  • Participates in library committees and forums, search committees, and task forces to contribute to the over-all welfare of the library operations or to represent the unit.
  • As needed, performs for other departments or sections as part of library-wide efforts in cross-training and personal development.
  • Participates in professional organizations such as the American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, and the Law Librarians Society of the District of Columbia (LLSDC) as a representative of the library and to actively participate in the advancement and promotion of the librarian profession; and serves in various leadership capacities within these groups.
  • Maintains current awareness of new technologies and library trends by following news sources and participating in workshops and classes.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • At least three years of library experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong service orientation
  • Ability to work under pressure and to set priorities
  • Integrated library systems experience (Alma preferred).
  • Interlibrary loan systems experience

Preferred

  • Juris Doctor from ABA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • Law library experience
  • Knowledge of legal materials

Current Georgetown Employees:

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Submission Guidelines:

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Position: Research Specialist
Location: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are currently seeking a Research Specialist who will report to the firm’s Research Services Manager.

The position can reside in the Dallas, Houston, New York, Philadelphia or Washington, DC office.

The Research & Information Services department is critical to the firm’s day-to-day operations. Our Research Specialists are highly skilled in providing actionable intelligence which is used to make informed legal and business decisions.

We are looking for a forward-thinking, proactive, analytical and confident individual with impeccable research skills, business acumen, acute attention to detail, who thrives in a fast paced, strong team-oriented environment, and is passionate about the profession. The Research Specialist will have an opportunity to interact with members of the firm around the globe and have exposure to all types of legal and business work.

Key responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Analyzes and distills information to provide actionable intelligence from internal and external resources for the firm’s attorneys, marketing/business development teams, and additional business services teams.
  • Initiates and develops strong relationships with designated practice groups [Intellectual Property, Tax, Financial Restructuring and International Trade practices] in order to actively collaborate with stakeholders, promote the efficient use of resources, and work together towards common goals.
  • Monitor industry developments and curate intelligence in order to alert key stakeholders of critical legal and commercial events.
  • Partner with practice groups in the assessment of resources, identifying opportunities and making recommendations for purchase and cancellation.
  • Attend, initiate, and participate in team and practice group meetings.
  • Provide back-up coverage in the event of other department staff member absences.
  • Develop/Schedule and follow-up on training for attorneys, paralegals and others, including initial skills assessment and on-boarding processes.
  • Maintain awareness of current legal and business research materials, techniques, strategies and resources; build research skills in new areas of the law and new technologies.
  • Assist in resolving technical problems and issues, as appropriate.
  • Undertake work to support ad hoc firm and practice group initiatives, as assigned.
  • Handle administrative and other projects, as assigned.

Qualifications (Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • Master of Library Science degree [and/or] J.D. from accredited institution preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years law firm or relevant research experience.
  • Exceptional analytical and research skills including familiarity with the wide range of legal and business materials found across various practices.
  • Substantive understanding of legal and business resources literature, its organization and availability in a multitude of formats.
  • Familiarity with – and enthusiasm for exploring – emerging technologies, their licensing methods, and their uses in improving research service provision.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Confident and approachable manner when communicating with senior levels at the firm.
  • Desire to proactively seek out and disseminate additional information and analysis, beyond that which may have been requested.
  • Creativity of thought when seeking solutions, collaborating with stakeholders and working towards the firm’s common goals.
  • Energetic and highly-motivated work ethic, and the desire to constantly seek out ways to improve knowledge and processes.
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word, and document management systems.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion.
  • Demonstrates flexibility under pressure, and the ability to quickly and efficiently adapt to potentially competing priorities.
  • Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people in a team setting.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships within the department, practice groups, office and firm.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with clients, vendors and others outside the firm.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Commitment to professional growth.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP participates in E-Verify for purposes of verifying employment eligibility

To apply:

https://akingump-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=263&version=1

Please apply by April 2, 2021.

Position: Senior Research Analyst
Location: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Law Firm, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Under the direction of the Research Services Director, the Sr. Research  Analyst performs legal and business research and related services to remotely support the informational needs of the firm and its clients. The Sr. Research Analyst is part of a team of research professionals based in New York and D.C. This role also involves collaboration with other team members related to Knowledge & Innovation (K&I) initiatives including resource management and optimization. This position requires significant law firm experience in a research role and is based in northern California.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Essential Functions):

  • Performs all research required to assist lawyers and other firm personnel as well as external clients in obtaining information in support of the firm’s business. This includes undertaking complex research assignments requiring the utilization of specialized databases, legal and business information sources, web-based sites and print resources.
  • Markets and promotes awareness of Research and K&I service offerings.
  • Participates in the development of educational materials and leads instructional programs for lawyers and other firm personnel.
  • Assists in the continual evaluation of new research applications ensuring that the firm’s knowledge assets are sufficient to support the needs of the business.
  • Handles projects related to resource optimization and management including resolving basic resource access issues.
  • Works on special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Accounts for billable time by submitting diaries on a regular basis.

 JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Education and/or Experience

  • M.L.S. from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of seven years’ research experience in a law firm setting.

Competencies

  • Upper margin research skills with detailed knowledge of case analytical tools, IP and litigation court filings and dockets, statistical and industry resources as well as strong familiarity with legal and non-legal print and electronic research resources.

  • Demonstrated technical proficiency to resolve issues with the firm’s electronic resources management system or other such tools.
  • The ability to think of creative solutions to novel or difficult research assignments.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and customer service skills.
  • An effective collaborator with the ability to work well with staff at all levels of the firm. Self-starter with a strong time management skills so as to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently, many under tight deadlines.
  • Strong sense of urgency and professional dedication.

WORK REQUIREMENTS:

(i.e. Normal office hours, travel, offsite work, weekends, overtime, etc. (List hours/shifts)

Remote and located in California. Assigned primarily to support West Coast research operations as well as provide assistance to other firm offices,  Mon. thru Fr. from 9:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. (PST). Flexibility to work outside normal business hours when required. Travel Requirements: Ability to travel to the San Francisco as required. Travel to the NY office up to two times per annum is also required.

Disclaimer Statement
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of the work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Chief, Collections Management Division)
Location: Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 369363.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The Chief of the Collections Management Division (CMD) is the Library’s officer for planning, development and implementation of a program to ensure collections are securely and safely available from the time they enter the National collection and throughout their lifecycle. This includes maintenance of chain-of-custody throughout circulation, inside the Library’s premises and externally; safe and secure transportation of materials; and the development and oversight of storage facilities that meet appropriate security and preservation requirements. As a Chief in the Preservation Directorate, the Chief CMD is supported in these functions by the expertise of the Directorate’s other Divisions: Conservation, Preservation Services, and Research and Testing. Works closely with subject matter expert staff throughout the Library’s references, research, and collecting Divisions to develop the strategy, plans, and processes required to meet the Library’s user services goals, and works with offices throughout the agency to integrate collections space planning, security, and logistics with overall agency operations.

Serves as the Library’s expert responsible for space planning for collections Library-wide, both on Capitol Hill and other sites, and has delegated custodial responsibility for the general book collections, considered internationally significant in their research value, scope and importance. Serves as the Library’s security officer for the general collections and as a leader in developing and implementing security policies for the collections of the Library as a whole. Develops policies governing the provision of all or portions of items in the Library collections through loan of items themselves, and the provision of information other means such as electronic transmission. These programs reflect the Library’s responsibilities as the National Library in supporting and adequately reflecting current research and other needs of Congressional, governmental, and scholarly clients of the Library of Congress (LOC).

Performs the human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised, including the Assistant Chief CMD and subject matter staff of the CMD office. Establishes and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff members. Provides informal feedback and regularly evaluates staff on organizational performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters.

Serves as the primary advisor on library collections security, collections storage space, collections inventory management and stack management. Advises senior staff and officials at multiple levels of the service unit and agency on matters related to the management of the collections including issues of access, security, inventory control, space, retrieval and organization. Advises on the appropriate methods and techniques to use in order to achieve program goals and objectives. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies essential to the resolution of far-reaching strategic and operational goals.

Responsible for the formulation and administration of policies affecting the mission of the CMD, Library Services (LS), and the LOC in the areas of collections access, security, inventory management, logistics, and collections storage.Provides broad policy guidance to managers to ensure effective integration of operational resources involved in implementing CMD and LS programs and initiatives. Is responsible for implementing policy direction for cross-cutting initiatives that may require coordination among LS divisions and various components of the Library. Directs the development, planning, and implementation of policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging and/or critical Service Unit and agency programs and objectives.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with senior leaders in the Library and various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public.Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with management and officials at the LOC, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of LS and the LOC.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the CMD. Primarily responsible for the direction and management of inventory management, collections storage space planning and management, access, and security of the Library’s collections to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives of LS and the LOC. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends action to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Manager
Location: Sibley Austin LLP
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300 per year

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

This position can be located in our Los Angeles (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT), Chicago (11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT), Washington, DC (12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET) or New York (12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET) office.

The Research Manager works collaboratively to foster a team-focused, global research team. In the spirit of the firm’s Service Excellence Initiative, the Research Manager serves as mentor to all Research Team members, assisting in more complex research tasks, helping to understand legal topics and encouraging participation in professional and legal educational opportunities. The Research Manager will oversee and handle more involved or time-sensitive research requests, as well as manage the team for specific projects. The Research Manager will directly supervise and evaluate assigned research staff, while implementing standards and best practices of firmwide Library & Research Services.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for day-to-day management of the Research Team; consulting on requests that are more complex; mentoring team members for growth and development of research skills, legal and other topical knowledge.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate direct reports
  • Provide extensive legal, business, medical, and general research and analysis assistance to Library & Research Services users when needed in a team-styled environment.
  • Conduct orientations and training for attorneys, paralegals, and other firm staff; participate in planning and presentation of educational sessions; provide quick ‘on the spot’ training sessions as needed; participate in planning and presentation of educational sessions to Team Members.
  • Assist in the preparation of instructional and marketing materials, including research guides and competitive intelligence dossiers
  • Participate in collection development including evaluation of new databases, websites and print material
  • Contributes to the firm’s Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a ‘can do’ attitude to the internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.
  • Participate in professional associations and attend meetings and conferences to remain current on sources of information, trends in information delivery and best practices.
  • Weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on any special projects or any other duties as assigned by the Director of Research Services or the Firmwide Director of Library & Research Services
  • Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Education and/or Experience:

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a law library, concentrating on research services
  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience
  • Expertise with both print and online legal research platforms, including Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, and CCH Cheetah

Preferred:

  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, and other related technology tools
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
  • Able to quickly learn new technologies and then teach others
  • Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/DoOG5MI5eRVysgzLFjqgL

Position: Analyst in Environmental Policy (Climate Science)
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Environmental Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the history, trends, and evolving status of climate change science and related multi-disciplinary aspects of global change, human systems, and technological change. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

Responsibilities
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Environmental Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the history, trends, and evolving status of climate change science and related multi-disciplinary aspects of global change, human systems, and technological change. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with issues related to groundwater contamination prevention and response, interrelationships of groundwater contamination with federal programs, and aspects of surface water quality. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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

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

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

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

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

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 4748.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Federal Library and Information Center (FEDLINK) is an interagency organization of federal agencies established originally as the Federal Library Committee by the Librarian of Congress, at the behest of federal librarians and the Office of Management and Budget (The Bureau of the Budget).

Responsibilities
Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, cooperative partners, and other specialists in order to establish contracts and share information as well as to coordinate processes within FEDLINK and between FEDLINK and its partner companies and customer agencies. As a consultant, recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Regularly explains technical information to individuals or groups. Conducts workshops and orientation sessions for staff and visitors. Represents the organization at conferences, seminars and exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development and to represent FEDLINK and its membership. Serves as a liaison with companies in a specific subject area or areas, e.g. cataloging, Interlibrary Loan, or reference services. As assigned, serves as liaison to FEDLINK working groups, e.g. the FEDLINK Education Working Group; serves on other LC committees or task forces as the work requires.

Provides advice and instruction in the use of training methods and materials. Resolves complaints from trainees. Recommends additional aids to meet the needs of the training program. Resolves important and very specific issues that may arise in the training program. Adapts current methodologies and guidelines to accommodate unique training situations. Provides training to federal library staff and partner network staff at the FEDLINK training facility, at regional locations, or at individual member locations around the world. Travels to numerous locations in order to accomplish duties. Collects, organizes, and/or analyzes training success statistics. Monitors and develops plans to implement training goals and to assure achievement of learning objectives within the FEDLINK program. Recommends and contacts speakers for FEDLINK events. Provides initial intensive instruction and ongoing training of lower grade staff, temporary staff, and interns, reviewing and revising the work as needed. Presents papers at meetings and conferences.

Organizes and coordinates assignments that involve complex and novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements. Uses initiative and resourcefulness to deviate from or extend accepted methods, techniques, and practices. Recommends solutions or resolves important issues when precedents do not apply. Recommends new companies and service areas for the FEDLINK program. Revises existing technical specifications for statements of work to reflect changes in technology and practices. Serves as Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative for one or more areas of FEDLINK services, and as chair of technical panels evaluating proposals from vendors of library services. Identifies areas for improvement in established methods. Develops and shares new information sources. Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of requests. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts.

Writes and/or edits materials of a highly complex subject matter utilizing an extensive knowledge of a subject area to provide accurate interpretation and explanation of the subject. Analyzes and reviews the preparation and organization of complex projects. Performs the review of the preparation and processing for the final material being produced. Provides technical guidance and trains new staff or interns in processing large and difficult projects.

Six Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Director, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

  • This position is located in the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Taylor Street Annex, 1291 Taylor Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20542.
  • The position description number for this position is 233393.
  • 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 work schedule.
  • This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is among the Library’s cadre of Senior Leader Executive Managers. The Library’s policy is to ensure that its executive management responds to the Library’s mission to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. The Library attracts and retains executives of the highest caliber.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the statutorily mandated NLS program of the Library of Congress. Responsible for the direction and management of the NLS to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives outlined in the Library’s strategic plan.

Is responsible for leading the ongoing technological evolution of the NLS program including the expansion of online and digital delivery of program services, such as identifying changes in the technical landscape of the future, the future of network and multi-state libraries, and the lifecycle of current and future developments in support of NLS generally.

Administers the NLS research and development, information technology, collection development, reference, library network coordination, and managerial and administrative staff to attain program goals and objectives; works with the LCSG Financial Management Division on the annual budget process and budget execution for appropriated and gift funds, and represents NLS at professional and management meetings.

Ensures that all services and programs anticipate the changing technology landscape, is responsive to stakeholder needs and demands, and establishes and executes dynamic services that are responsive to the changing stakeholder landscape.

Provides professional, technical and administrative direction for all activities of the NLS. Plans NLS annual program and activities within the NLS performance budget, and determines short-term and long-range goals and objectives. Determines research and development priorities, assuring that collections and delivery methods are relevant to patron needs, and that collections are served in a timely and efficient manner.

Determines program priorities in consultation with other Library managers and NLS advisory groups. Develops and recommends policies governing the use of collection materials, and the provision of reference and research services to meet the needs of eligible users. Directs and fosters growth and maintenance of the NLS collections and works to facilitate and increase their use and access.

Works with subordinate managers in planning programs, policies and procedures for the NLS, and expanding the program in accordance with Marrakesh. Serves as chief management official of the NLS, exercising managerial authority and oversight in all areas cited above. Cooperates with officials in other government agencies and institutions interested in collaborative projects and inter-agency agreements to benefit the Library and the NLS. Responds to congressional inquiries and requests, and testifies before congressional committees on budget and program matters.

Performs the full range of human-resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Hires and assigns staff as required. Sets and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff and oversees performance management in accordance with Library regulations, procedures and collective bargaining agreements. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on job performance.

Develops, conceives, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting the NLS, a critical agency program. Translates new legislation and/or Library strategic goals into program goals, actions, and policies and interprets the impact of new legislative or strategic planning requirements on NLS. Is recognized as an agency authority on formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad and/or long-range impact on the Library, as well as the fields and constituents under the purview of the NLS.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a wide variety of high-level individuals, including members of the U.S. Congress and their staffs, and other legislative and executive agencies to advance the mission of the NLS and the mission of the Library of Congress.

Serves as primary agency advisor on collections, services, programs and events of the NLS. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels in the Library of Congress, including senior staff of Library Collections and Services Group and the Library on matters affecting the NLS. Advises senior staff on the appropriate methods to achieve program goals and objectives. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and challenges affecting library service to blind and print disabled individuals.

Position: Research Manager
Location: Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

The law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. has an immediate opening in our Washington, D.C. office for a Research Manager to join our national Library team. This position reports to the Manager of Library Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage the research services function of the Library Services Department to provide strategic information support to the firm, including determining research priorities and recommending new resources and tools

Recommend policies for research operations and for the use of research resources and tools

Plan, manage, and promote access to and use of research services, resources, and tools, including training initiatives

Supervise the Reference Librarians, including providing mentoring in research methods and skills and encouraging professional development

Provide research consultation and analysis, research project strategy, and manage specialized topical, legislative, docket, and regulatory monitoring services

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions)
Location: Securities and Exchange Commission
Salary: $130,364 to $218,671 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Office of Chief Data Officer is responsible for leading the development of SEC’s data management strategy and priorities; enabling data analytics to support enforcement, examinations, and policymaking; ensuring that the agency collects only the data needed to fulfill its mission and can effectively secure.

OCDO includes the Information Services Branch, which delivers information expertise and a high-quality portfolio of business, law, and finance resources to support mission critical work.

Responsibilities

If selected, you will report the Chief Librarian and serve as a Senior Librarian, specializing in acquisitions librarianship.

Typical duties include:

  • Serves as Senior Librarian with expertise in the fields of government contracting and procurement of data and information products and services.
  • Leads the Library’s procurement activities for data and information resources on behalf of the SEC nationwide.
  • Serves as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on data and information source contracts.
  • Understands the nature and content of the resources procured and also provides recommendations for the continuation or the cancellation of these resources.
  • Resolves complex acquisitions problems and applies knowledge of current issues and trends in data and information resource acquisitions to improve operations and services.
  • Develops and implements policies, procedures, standards and goals related to the procurement of data and information products and services to continuously improve efficiencies and workflow.
  • Tracks funds allocated, committed, and obligated and monitors the Library’s acquisitions budget.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Books Support Team Section, U.S. Arts, Science & Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate of Library Service. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control.

The position description number for this position is 128318.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Uses standard techniques to perform further sorting and distribution for items not destined for the collections. Identifies items for the Duplicate Material Exchange Program (DMEP), for the National Agriculture Library, for the National Library of Medicine, for surplus, and for discard. Records receipts for all formats (e.g., bound and unbound ink prints, microforms, CD-ROMs, and special formats) on the appropriate entry in online and manual files. Independently performs serials control activities in an online environment.

Updates entries in online and manual files. Resolves a wide variety of editorial problems such as duplicate entries, additions or changes to treatment and selection decisions, updates to reference or routing assignments, consolidation of holdings, and claims of missing items.

Performs copy cataloging for various materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Creates and revises bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Refers problems and items needing authority work to senior staff.

Shelflists materials independently, adjusting procedures as needed. Consults the shelflist or the appropriate classification schedule to verify whether the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Learns to identify possible errors in the cataloging process and then consults with senior personnel before correcting the problem.

Receives and accessions various types of materials. Searches collection data in large in-house databases. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the appropriate section, shelf, or individual cataloger. Creates labels for materials and performs other end-stage processing tasks as required. Routes accessioned and processed materials to the correct locations in the Library.

Communicates with a broad spectrum of clients regarding routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides forms and instructions for securing these services. Provides technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library services such as ISSN, Copyright, CIP, ISBN, U.S. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc. based on knowledge of these services and their differences. Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters.

Performs special searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data supporting various library functions for acquisitions and cataloging. Efficiently searches online databases such as LC/ILS, ISSN, and OCLC to locate records for materials in hand. Recognizes the need for appropriate alternative search strategies to locate records.

Uses automated tools, such as macros, preprocessors, and Cataloger’s Desktop to process titles. Enters data related to production into statistical or management databases and runs reports as needed.

Position: Library Technician (Collection Care Technician)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $39,684 to $51,592 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

The position description number for this position is 062252.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Follows unrelated procedures and methods to support preservation and maintenance functions for collection materials. Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for Library materials from the permanent research collections for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are inappropriate. Houses collections-level materials by hand using protective enclosures such as folders, envelopes, sleeves, folders, or polyester encapsulations.

Places collection-level materials in alkaline file folders and manuscript boxes. Safely removes materials from acidic binders or containers and places them in appropriate protective enclosures.

Performs basic repairs to collection materials, such as tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; tightening hinges; and repairing paper using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper. Humidifies and flattens materials as appropriate and constructs pockets to house material. Conducts treatment in a production environment by batching similar treatments.

Ensures equipment is in optimum working order. Orders needed supplies; troubleshoots equipment malfunction problems; and refers to service calls when appropriate. Participates in ensuring the safe operation of equipment. Equipment used may include board shears, guillotine cutter, book presses, computers, mounting presses, Velo-bind machines, ultrasonic or heat-welding equipment, box-making machines, fume hood, pressure and spray equipment for deacidification preparation or sewing frames.

Completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases and entering predetermined bibliographic information as prescribed by the appropriate rules for varying levels of cataloging.

Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of microcomputer operations and of designated microcomputer software packages for word processing, database management, graphic design, statistical compilations, and bibliographic production.

Participates in meetings and in individual and group discussions on a very limited basis. Participates on Library committees and/or task forces and contributes to the Library-wide disaster preparedness and response efforts. Makes very limited brief and uncomplicated oral presentations.

Under minimal supervision, prepares a variety of simple, routine written materials in support of the unit or office, such as form letters or standard response forms. Prepares and/or drafts general correspondence in accordance with established policies and procedures, and in accordance with specific instructions from the supervisor.

Performs routine editorial operations, such as verifying spelling, capitalization, and punctuation; and reading proofs. Performs simple typing duties not requiring speed, such as typing headings on cards, form letters, general correspondence, and memoranda.

Position: Analyst in Natural Resources Policy (Resilience and Risk Reduction)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will address natural resources issues with a focus on risk reduction and resilience policy related to natural hazards, such as drought, wildfire, coastal and inland flooding, extreme weather, and/or earthquakes.

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

Analyst duties include:

  • Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.
  • Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.
  • Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.
  • Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.
  • Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.
  • The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
  • The tour of duty for this position is full-time
  • The position description number for this position is 4748.
  • The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
  • The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
  • This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
  • Applicants who are referred for interview will be required to submit a completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.

Four Positions: Washington, DC & Virtual

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for an Assistant Manager of Research Operations to join our energetic, creative, and service-oriented global team. This position is best located in the DC office, but we will consider excellent candidates working from our NY office. The Assistant Manager of Research Operations will work as part of the management team to transition the firm’s print collections to digital alternatives and to develop new services in that environment and will assist the Manager with unit project management and oversight. The Assistant Manager has primary responsibility for supervising the Print Team who manage print resources in all offices. This team handles print acquisitions, processes invoices and transactional research allocations, and completes all tasks related to the physical library collections and attorney deskbooks. The successful candidate will be someone who enjoys managing people and projects and working with a team across the globe, and is highly proficient using Excel.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Manager of Research Operations to manage unit services and to develop and document policies, procedures, and other best practices to support unit activities.
  • Serving as the main point of contact in the Manager’s absence.
  • Directly supervising staff members engaged in the designated technical services systems, operations and activities (print acquisitions, processing, serials control, routing, and circulation) firm-wide to ensure the delivery of consistent and high-quality service.
  • Managing the deskbook program, including acquisition requests, audits and adjusting subscription counts.
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for overseeing and troubleshooting activities related to print materials, including space planning, weeding, and rebalancing the print collections.
  • Managing the relationships with our major vendors of Thomson Reuters, Lexis, and Wolters Kluwer and developing an understanding of the evolving use of print resources in our offices firm-wide.
  • Collecting, analyzing, and reporting data related to the designated systems and operations and using that data to recommend changes in operations.
  • Assisting with data collection and budget recommendations and monitoring expenditures for activities related to the designated systems and operations.
  • Establishing relationships and serving as a liaison internally with administrative staff and externally with vendors and colleagues.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of developments in technical services, resource management, library technology and systems, and resources relevant to the Firm’s practice.
  • Sharing knowledge by contributing to internal knowledge sharing systems, reporting at meetings, teaching, and other means.
  • Promoting the services of the Department firm-wide.

Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience, including significant experience in a law firm or corporate information center and a minimum of three (3) years of management experience, including supervision of personnel and project management. Law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment using good judgment.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in a busy office environment.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate, in oral and written form, with individuals at all levels within the Firm and outside the Firm.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness commensurate to handling confidential and sensitive material.
  • High proficiency in integrated library system software, MS Word and Excel; ability to efficiently search the Internet and experience working in databases.
  • Solid knowledge of legal publishing industry and players and of the organization of legal materials.
  • Reliability, dependability, and strong motivation to respond to requests quickly.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

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

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

Click here to apply: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities

Position: Research Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Coordinator to join our energetic, creative, and service-oriented global team. This position can be located in our Washington, DC, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, or Los Angeles offices. The Research Coordinator works as part of a firm-wide team to support the information needs of attorneys and other timekeepers, management and administrative staff. The Research Coordinator handles the department’s on-demand reference and document delivery requests using internal and external resources to ensure cost-efficiency.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performing on demand reference and document research services across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and websites.
  • Actively participating in department and other internal firm meetings.
  • Promoting the services of the Department firm-wide.
  • Participating in, or leading, special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Enrollment in an MLS program at an ALA accredited school is a plus.
  • A minimum of one year of experience providing on demand reference in a law library. Law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of research methodology, print and electronic resources and tools in the areas of law relevant to the Firm’s practice.
  • Ability to make cost-effective use of a wide range of free and fee-based resources, such as Westlaw, Lexis Advance and Bloomberg BNA to conduct basic research and retrieve documents.
  • Familiarity with library and law firm technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, creative and highly organized individual with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong customer service orientation and a positive, team-oriented attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to forge relationships with management, colleagues and a diverse clientele.
  • Effective work habits, including the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities under deadlines.

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

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

Click here to apply: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities

Position: Part-time Reference Contractor
Location: Online Law Library, Fastcase

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

  • Company Name: Fastcase legal research
  • Contract info: Erin Page, 202-999-4691, epage@fastcase.com
  • Type of service: Online Law Library
  • Posting dates 2/4/2021-4/4/2021

Job description:

Do you enjoy legal research? Are you willing to train others? Do you enjoy presenting and sharing your expertise? Fastcase is seeking a research professional to join our Outreach team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting researchers in all 50 states in using the Fastcase research platforms.
    • Provide expertise in all jurisdictions with customers of varying experience in legal research and practice area
  • Presenting to diverse audiences, including via webinar and in person.
    • Presenting can include travel, so a willingness to travel is a must.
  • Creating reference guides and other materials for new and experienced users.
  • Collaborate with our tech team to create new tools to enhance the research experience.
  • Collaborate with the content team for new products and materials
  • Collaborate with sales to reach out to new and returning customers.

Requirements:

  • JD or MLIS with legal focus
  • 1-2 years experience with presentation and communication
  • Strong research skills with 1-2 years experience preferred.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to drive with a valid driver’s license.

We change the practice of law every day — the ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking innovator. Bonus points for computer science or legal tech experience.

Currently hiring for part time virtual position from 5-9 PM ET Monday through Friday.

To apply please send a resume to Erin Page at epage@fastcase.com

Position: Director, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
Location: National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Washington, DC
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Taylor Street Annex, 1291 Taylor Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20542.
The position description number for this position is 233393.
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 work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
This position is among the Library’s cadre of Senior Leader Executive Managers. The Library’s policy is to ensure that its executive management responds to the Library’s mission to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. The Library attracts and retains executives of the highest caliber.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the statutorily mandated NLS program of the Library of Congress. Responsible for the direction and management of the NLS to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives outlined in the Library’s strategic plan.

Is responsible for leading the ongoing technological evolution of the NLS program including the expansion of online and digital delivery of program services, such as identifying changes in the technical landscape of the future, the future of network and multi-state libraries, and the lifecycle of current and future developments in support of NLS generally.

Administers the NLS research and development, information technology, collection development, reference, library network coordination, and managerial and administrative staff to attain program goals and objectives; works with the LCSG Financial Management Division on the annual budget process and budget execution for appropriated and gift funds, and represents NLS at professional and management meetings.

Ensures that all services and programs anticipate the changing technology landscape, is responsive to stakeholder needs and demands, and establishes and executes dynamic services that are responsive to the changing stakeholder landscape.

Provides professional, technical and administrative direction for all activities of the NLS. Plans NLS annual program and activities within the NLS performance budget, and determines short-term and long-range goals and objectives. Determines research and development priorities, assuring that collections and delivery methods are relevant to patron needs, and that collections are served in a timely and efficient manner.

Determines program priorities in consultation with other Library managers and NLS advisory groups. Develops and recommends policies governing the use of collection materials, and the provision of reference and research services to meet the needs of eligible users. Directs and fosters growth and maintenance of the NLS collections and works to facilitate and increase their use and access.

Works with subordinate managers in planning programs, policies and procedures for the NLS, and expanding the program in accordance with Marrakesh. Serves as chief management official of the NLS, exercising managerial authority and oversight in all areas cited above. Cooperates with officials in other government agencies and institutions interested in collaborative projects and inter-agency agreements to benefit the Library and the NLS. Responds to congressional inquiries and requests, and testifies before congressional committees on budget and program matters.

Performs the full range of human-resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Hires and assigns staff as required. Sets and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff and oversees performance management in accordance with Library regulations, procedures and collective bargaining agreements. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on job performance.

Develops, conceives, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting the NLS, a critical agency program. Translates new legislation and/or Library strategic goals into program goals, actions, and policies and interprets the impact of new legislative or strategic planning requirements on NLS. Is recognized as an agency authority on formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad and/or long-range impact on the Library, as well as the fields and constituents under the purview of the NLS.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a wide variety of high-level individuals, including members of the U.S. Congress and their staffs, and other legislative and executive agencies to advance the mission of the NLS and the mission of the Library of Congress.

Serves as primary agency advisor on collections, services, programs and events of the NLS. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels in the Library of Congress, including senior staff of Library Collections and Services Group and the Library on matters affecting the NLS. Advises senior staff on the appropriate methods to achieve program goals and objectives. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and challenges affecting library service to blind and print disabled individuals.

Two Positions: One Washington, DC; One Virtual

Position: Research and Content Librarian
Location: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Overview

We seek a Research and Content Librarian to conduct complex legal and non-legal research supporting practice areas such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Litigation, and Antitrust as a member of the Research & Information Services – Americas team based in our Washington, D.C. office. The Research and Content Librarian will also support Library and Information Services operations daily and during resource and project constraints, specifically supporting the Acquisitions and Content Services Librarian.

Position: Exempt

Reports to: Reference Services Manager – Americas (Direct); Library Operations Manager – Americas (Matrixed)

Responsibilities

  • Conduct complex legal and non-legal research including, interlibrary loan and news alerts across a wide range of practice areas
  • Familiarity with the firm’s broad portfolio of content such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Securities Mosaic, Law360, Bloomberg BNA, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, Capital IQ and Newsdesk
  • Conduct current awareness content distribution in support of attorney electronic alerts utilizing the firm’s news aggregator Newsdesk
  • Participate in learning programs and orientation cycles for Summer and Fall Associates
  • Work closely with the Acquisitions and Content Librarian on a daily basis during resource constraints and absences

Qualifications

Required:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • Three years of experience as a researcher with a law firm or academic or public library
  • Service oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and executive presence
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with a dispersed team
  • Flexibility to monitor emails and prioritize responses after hours

Preferred:

  • Experience working across a matrixed organization

Position: Temporary Virtual Research Librarian
Location: Virtual, Prestigious National Law Firm

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group seeks a Temporary Virtual Research Librarian for a project position with a prestigious national law firm. This position will be responsible for conducting background check and legal research to attorneys and staff utilizing research tools (Lexis) and internet-based research methods. This role will be full-time, remote/virtual based and will run for 4-8 months.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with a nation-wide team of librarians to provide comprehensive and sophisticated research services for attorneys and staff in all offices.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 1+ years’ legal reference and research experience, preferably in a law or corporate library.
  • Masters in Library and Information Science and/or Juris Doctor degree strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with major legal and business research platforms, public records resources, competitive intelligence tools, and state and federal legal information sources.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Law Librarian III, Maryland Collections Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $69,280
Closing Date: January 26, 2021

Essential Functions:

The Maryland Collections Librarian, in coordination with the Head of Collection Management, is responsible for developing and maintaining the Library’s Maryland-specific print collections.

The Maryland Collections Librarian manages digitization projects, including preparing and organizing collection materials as necessary for digitization and processing the digital files produced for inclusion in the Library’s digital collections.

The Maryland Collections Librarian provides regular reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population. All other duties as assigned.

Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) approved school.

Experience: Two (2) years of professional-level library experience.

Preferred: Experience with technical services. Experience in a law library.

Skills/Abilities:

General

  • Knowledge of the profession of librarianship, the legal system, and current information technology and architecture.
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, database software, web-based tools).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks and duties.
  • Ability to lift up to twenty (20) pounds.
  • Ability to perform all of the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Cataloging and Digital Collections

  • Knowledge of collection management.
  • Knowledge of digitization and preservation standards.
  • Knowledge of handling and maintaining a collection which includes material that is rare, old, and/or in poor condition.
  • Knowledge of cataloging practice and standards including MARC, RDA, and
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings.
  • Knowledge of common metadata standards, such as Dublin Core.

Reference

  • Knowledge of legal database retrieval and document delivery technologies, such as Westlaw Edge.
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats, including digital, print, and microform.
  • Ability to work well with a highly diverse customer base to assist with their legal information needs using a variety of communication methods, including telephone, e-mail, and in-person dialogue.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex legal research/reference queries using multiple sources in multiple formats.
  • Ability to staff the reference desk for four (4) hour periods of time.

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

Position:Development Coordinator
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $48,367-$79,926

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Minimum Requirements:
Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Marketing, Public Relations or related field supplemented by at least two years’ successful fundraising, development, or marketing experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities and skills listed in the job description, and acceptable performance on appropriate proficiency exercises. Knowledge of constituent management software required (Blackbaud Raisers Edge/NXT preferred)

Responsibilities:
Supporting the Executive Director of Foundation and Foundation Office with the fundraising operations including all development activities, special events, grants, sponsorships, annual fund, endowment, major gift efforts, stewardship, and planned giving programs. This position also may have a portfolio of donors that give annually at $1000 or less, and coordinate volunteer involvement in committees as needed.

Position:Custodian
Location: Busch Annapolis Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $13,872 – $22,923

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Minimum Requirements:
One year of general custodial experience and educational training that results in knowledge of simple arithmetic and a reading and writing level necessary for successful job performance; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description.

Responsibilities:
This is manual work of limited complexity in cleaning and maintaining library buildings; caring for and maintaining grounds, including basic care of lawns and landscaping; exterior maintenance; and performing minor maintenance and repair tasks. As emergency personnel, provides assistance during building and weather emergencies, including snow and ice removal.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the State of Maryland and proof of a good driving record.

Position: Library Associate II
Location: Finksburg Branch, Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $45,825.00

Originally posted on the CUA SLIS listserv.

Job summary:
Provides a variety of public information and programming services to customers in the branch; maintains portion of branch collection materials, creates schedules for the information staff, supervises the work of Library Associate substitutes; coordinates branch volunteer program; works under general supervision; performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:
1. Supervises, schedules, trains, coaches and evaluates the work of assigned staff;
2. Selects, processes, and schedules interviews for Library Associate Substitute applicants using hiring software; interviews and provides hiring recommendation to Human Resources;
3. Reviews and approves timesheets of assigned staff;
4. Serves as branch coordinator of volunteers; may supervise volunteers;
5. Greets customers and responds to information, reference, and reader’s advisory requests using model reference and reader’s advisory behaviors;
6. Maintains current knowledge of reference materials and search tools to assist customers;
7. Uses current knowledge of Library related technology to assist and instruct customers and perform basic troubleshooting;
8. Analyzes customers’ questions to decide search strategy and uses appropriate resources to meet customer needs;
9. Processes customers’ requests for materials;
10. Weeds, replaces, and adds materials to adult collections as directed and according to branch and system guidelines, suggests additions to collection area;
11. Develops, prepares, presents, and evaluates programming themes and ideas and submits to department head for approval;
12. Registers customers for programs;
13. Prepares and presents programs, booktalks, and event activities both in the branch and at other locations such as schools, and special events;
14. Conducts library tours to various groups;
15. Creates and/or assists with the creation of library displays;
16. Monitors and coordinates placement of miscellaneous materials;
17. Communicates library policies and procedures to customers as appropriate;
18. Manages multiple customers simultaneously while providing exemplary customer service;
19. Serves as librarian-in-charge; responsibilities include but are not limited to opening and closing activities, resolving customer complaints, and communicating necessary information to staff; enforces Library behavior guidelines and evicts customers, as appropriate;
20. Participates in meetings, teams/committees/workgroups, outreach activities and training opportunities, as appropriate;
21. Performs basic circulation duties;
22. Performs other duties as instructed and assigned.

Position: Children’s Associate/Librarian
Salary: $21.56 – $23.30 Hourly
Location: Waldorf West, Waldorf, MD, Charles County Public Library

Originally posted on the CUA SLIS listserv.

Essential Functions:

Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

  1. Provides a consistently high level of service to others by assisting with requests, or locating appropriate resources for the request. 

  2. Works collaboratively across CCPL departments to conduct joint programming.

  3. Plans, prepares, and implements age-appropriate programs and outreach for children.

  4. Provides reference and reader’s advisory services.

  5. Maintains confidentiality of customers and their personal information.

  6. Maintains orderliness of collection and neatness of public areas. 

  7. Instructs customers on the use of materials, equipment and technology.

  8. Creates displays and makes suggestions for interactive learning and development activities.

  9. Collects and maintains statistics.

  10. Promotes library services and activities.

  11. May prepare flyers or other publicity in conjunction with the Marketing Department. 

  12. Conducts tours and orientations as necessary.

  13. Works with volunteers, as assigned. 

  14. May serve as Young Adult Associate/Librarian, as needed.

  15. Performs circulation tasks, including shelving, checkouts, issuing cards, renewals, and holds.

  16. Works at different locations throughout the CCPL system as needed.

  17. Attends meetings and participates in committees and organizations that further the Library’s mission and goals. 

  18. Professionally represents the library at community and organizational events that further     the Library’s mission and goals.

  19. Fulfills Continuing Education requirements and stays current with Library developments.

  20. May serve as Librarian-in-charge.

  21. Performs other duties as assigned.

Four Positions: Three Washington, DC; One Virtual

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Bracewell LLP, Any office location in United State, including Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Job Description: Bracewell is seeking a Research Analyst to provide in-depth research and reference assistance to attorneys and administrative staff throughout the Firm. This position reports to the Director of Knowledge Resources in Dallas, Texas but can reside in any Bracewell U.S. office.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performs in-depth, on-demand legal, business, financial and competitive intelligence research through the utilization of print and online resources
  • Creates and maintains practice specific toolkits / resource pages
  • Coordinates group training sessions, develops training materials, and provides instruction on various research-related topics and strategies
  • Works with practice group leaders to develop the best collection of resources in print and online
  • Develops current awareness materials for distribution to attorneys / clients
  • Develops and maintains content on the firm’s intranet
  • Assists with the evaluation and review of new resources
  • Performs data entry for client billing as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned or needed

Knowledge / Experience / Skills Required:

  • Master’s degree in Library/ Information Science or J.D. preferred
  • At least three (3) years of law firm legal research experience
  • Highly proficient in searching a variety of databases including, but not limited to Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Practical Law, Intelligize, Courtlink, Pacer, HeinOnline, Bloomberg Law, CCH, MonitorSuite, Hoovers, etc.
  • Experience using automated library systems; SydneyPlus experience preferred
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments under tight deadlines
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Strong technology and database administration skills
  • Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a virtual team
  • Ability to develop strong internal relationships to market and improve services
  • SharePoint experience a plus

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Natalie Lira – Natalie.Lira@bracewell.com.

Position: Business Data and Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Location: Cooley LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

Cooley is seeking a Business Data and Competitive Intelligence Analyst to join the Competitive Intelligence team. Under the supervision of the Competitive Intelligence Manager and Director of Legal & Client Information Services, the Business Data and Competitive Intelligence Analyst will conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, industries, markets, technologies and competitors using a comprehensive variety of print and online tools and resources. The Analyst will formulate, develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to aid strategic decision making to drive business development, profitability, growth, client retention and other business opportunities. The Analyst will be a key player in the firm’s data strategy, supporting that Data Strategy Manager in translating the data needs of the business to the data strategy/architectural team and identifying external business and legal data resources to drive data-driven service output and insights to attorneys to improve client service. The Analyst will also work closely with managers in other aligned groups including Legal & Client Information Services Managers, Research Manager and Senior Practice Engagement and Delivery Manager. Advanced data management and quantitative analysis experience and 2+ years’ legal competitive intelligence research experience are required. Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package. EOE.

Position: Senior Digital Collections Specialist
Location: Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 349876.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
Coordinates, determines, and manages projects for digital collections. Serves as a technical expert in the planning, management, and execution of digital collections workflow/lifecycle management projects. Acts as an expert on special projects, and advises management on issues. Plans, tests, and executes projects that involve acquiring, describing, storing, and providing access to digital content for which the section has curatorial responsibility. Serves as a project leader for content transfers and processing from varied acquisitions sources including, but not limited to, content on tangible media, web archived content, and datasets. Plans for new digital acquisition streams, and is responsible for their implementation using new or existing workflows. Identifies opportunities for improving the performance of existing streams and workflows, and implements new tools and processes as appropriate. Ensures that assigned projects are completed on time and achieve the desired objectives.

Within the broad framework of program strategies and goals, identifies or contributes to the development of innovative tools and processes for the management and preservation of digital collections. Serves as a senior technical expert, trouble-shooter, and consultant for digital content management work carried out by the section. Develops workflows for new content streams. Works with division staff to define, develop, implement and monitor plans for the lifecycle management of digital content that is the responsibility of the section. Works with division staff and content providers to define and test efficient data movement procedures, establish effective and robust operational processes, and coordinate among stakeholders. Work is carried out in an environment of continual change, where digital content types and content sources are rapidly expanding, and the Library’s technical environment, as well as supporting tools and services, are in a state of flux.

Using knowledge of digital libraries and technical solutions, provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and problems associated with digital lifecycle management: Identifies and applies new analytical techniques to address situations that are unique or not previously encountered. Researches new trends and developments in library and information technologies, particularly as they apply to digital content preservation and lifecycle management.

Serves as an expert advisor on digital content management practices. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff at multiple levels throughout the service unit and across the Library, as well as with those in the larger digital content management community. Coordinates digital workflow activities with specialists in curatorial units throughout Library Services, the Law Library, and the Office of Chief Information Officer.

Position: Remote Library Operations Implementation Manager
Location: Prestigious AM 200 law firm, LAC Group, Virtual/Remote Position

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

LAC Group is seeking a Remote Library Operations Implementation Manager for a prestigious AM 200 law firm. The Library Operations Implementation Manager is an innovative interim position that will be responsible for transitioning the firm’s Library Operations to a post-pandemic, virtual workplace. This person will work with the Operations Team in implementing new roles and proficiencies around awareness, adoption, and automation and will also be responsible for establishing new process and technological efficiencies, including implementing new software solutions. This is a full-time employment position that will run at least 12-18 months and will be virtual/remote anywhere in the US.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with the Operations Team to create and execute product awareness and adoption strategy within the firm
  • Guides the team to identify and implement potential efficiencies and process improvements for technical services functions like acquisitions and electronic access via authentication, password management, etc.
  • Supports the team in the transition of duties and the adoption of new responsibilities
  • Implements new software solutions and maximizes the functionality of existing tools
  • Creates documentation and provides instruction in the use of new technologies
  • Establishes new benchmarking methods and metrics
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or allied discipline in an accredited program is required.
  • At least five years of progressive law library technical services experience required
  • Management experience is strongly preferred
  • Possess a high degree of knowledge relating to law library systems, such as EOS, OneLog and Research Monitor, as well as proficiency with all major legal research platforms and databases
  • Familiarity with MS Office, Power BI, SharePoint and high level of comfort with information technology required

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/39Zwoyk

 

Maryland Position: Director, Law Library and Technology, Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Baltimore, Md

Position: Director, Law Library and Technology – (20000163)
Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD


To view the position and apply, please use the following link to the University’s TALEO system: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=20000163&lang=en.

Please note this link is not mobile friendly so it may not work if you are trying to access from a phone or other mobile device.


The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law seeks an experienced law librarian to fill the position of director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library. The Director oversees all aspects of library operations including budget preparation, long- and short-term planning, personnel supervision, facilities management and technology initiatives; and oversees all library services including research and reference services, technical services, access services, collection development, academic technology and the library’s instructional program. The Director also serves as the School’s chief technology officer, providing strategic and collaborative leadership of the law school’s technology enterprises to support the advancement of the teaching, research and administrative missions of Maryland Carey Law.

The Director is responsible for library policy, leadership, strategic planning, and selection of research resources. This includes compliance with ABA and AALS accreditation standards; participation in local, regional and national library consortia; application of emerging technologies in automated library systems and information access; and maintaining the law library as an active and responsible presence in the educational life of the Maryland Carey School of Law. The Director adjusts with trends in legal education, identifying and implementing revisions to the library’s strategic plan. The Director develops and promotes legal information literacy for the law school, challenging members of the law school community to grow in their understanding of how to access, evaluate and use information in varying formats.

The position involves managerial and budgetary stewardship of all of the School’s technology activities. This position is also responsible for oversight of educational technology to enhance and enrich the educational process for faculty and students.

The Director will hold a law faculty appointment and will be a member of the School’s senior leadership team with the position of Assistant or Associate Dean depending on qualifications and experience.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide for the organization, administration and supervision of the Law Library in compliance with ABA and AALS library standards.
  • Develop library services and collections consistent with evolving faculty and student needs.
  • Manage a law library with a budget of approximately $3 million and 20 full-time staff.
  • Provide strategic leadership for all the law school’s technology enterprises.
  • Remain current with the latest trends in library management.
  • Encourage a service-oriented philosophy across all law library and technology operations.
  • Promote communication, collegiality and teamwork among the staff and law faculty.
  • Teach legal research courses in the library’s instructional program.
  • Participate in local and regional library consortia.
  • Manage staff hiring, training and continuing education.
  • Participate in professional library, technology, and legal education activities.
  • Perform other duties including committee assignments and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and an M.L.S. (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Minimum five years in positions of increasing responsibility within a research law library setting.
  • Evidence of at least 5 years of supervisory experience and demonstrated skill in supervising and managing librarians and staff in library systems and information technology roles.
  • Substantial administrative and management experience with knowledge of and experience in law library collection management, budgeting, student and faculty services, staff development, and interlibrary collaboration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision.
  • Ability to convey a collaborative, solutions oriented management style.
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative as a team leader in order to accomplish departmental, library, and institutional goals.
  • Ability to present complex information to various audiences.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, team building, staff building and organizational skills within a complex and diverse organization.
  • Proven excellent oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to develop budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Proven leadership, organizational, team building and project management skills required.
  • Proven innovative problem solver with an attention to detail.
  • Proven record of scholarship and demonstrated ability to teach in the classroom.

TO APPLY: Only online applications at http://www.umaryland.edu/jobs/.  Please include (a) cover letter, (b) CV/resume with a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate”), and (c) the names and telephone numbers of at least three professional references.

DEADLINE:      December 30, 2020

START DATE:   July 1, 2021

 UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. 

Two Position: Washington, DC

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Cadence Group, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Cadence Group is seeking a Law Librarian to support research and information access functions for the DOJ Antitrust Division, Liberty Square Building Library.  This is a full-time position; the hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Work will be remote until on-site work is authorized.  Contract is to begin 1/4/21 and run through 9/30/21, with one option year.

Law Librarian – Washington, DC

Responsibilities:

  • Answer reference and research questions thoroughly and efficiently with minimal supervision. Ability to perform tasks such as researching, analyzing, and evaluating accuracy of sources.
  • Respond to a wide range of requests for information on library resources and collections ensuring accurate and thorough responses are timely to meet the needs of requestors via email, telephone, or Skype for Business.
  • Utilize databases and print sources to answer questions on a wide-variety of topics including, but not limited to: business, companies, specific industries, law and economics.
  • Conduct research through reference interviews to ascertain client needs and context to best tailor the research.
  • Maintain, update, and develop web guides.
  • Provide excellent customer service skills.
  • Work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Conduct one-on-one and group training sessions.

Requirements:

  • US Citizenship required
  • Familiarity with the following databases, Lexis, Westlaw, Factiva, Bloomberg Law, Dun & Bradstreet, EBSCO, IBISWorld, Profound, Mergent Online, HeinOnline, JSTOR, ProQuest Congressional, Dreamweaver or other web productions platforms.
  • Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree
  • 2 years’ experience working in a library or research organization.
  • Experience in economics, business or industry research, at a law firm or corporate library is highly requested.

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.  This position is contingent upon contract award.

Apply at this link: https://cadence-group.com/job-descriptions/#law-librarian-dc

Position: Research Manager
Location: Epstein Becker & Green, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. has an immediate opening in our Washington, D.C. office for a Research Manager to join our national Library team. This position reports to the Manager of Library Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage the research services function of the Library Services Department to provide strategic information support to the firm, including determining research priorities and recommending new resources and tools

Recommend policies for research operations and for the use of research resources and tools

Plan, manage, and promote access to and use of research services, resources, and tools, including training initiatives

Supervise the Reference Librarians, including providing mentoring in research methods and skills and encouraging professional development

Provide research consultation and analysis, research project strategy, and manage specialized topical, legislative, docket, and regulatory monitoring services

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; At least 8 years of progressively responsible Library experience in a law firm or corporate environment; Extensive database search experience and relevant research expertise in order to manage a sophisticated law firm research function; The ability to lead and manage people; Excellent organizational, critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to analyze, prioritize, and manage projects and deadlines; Project management experience; Strong customer service skills; Ability to apply independent judgment and act independently, as well as collaboratively within a team environment.

TO APPLY: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, we are only able to contact candidates selected for follow up.

Please send resume and cover letter containing salary expectations to Emily Kasprak at ekasprak@ebglaw.com. No agencies, please.

Epstein Becker & Green is an equal opportunity employer.

Three Positions: Remote Positions

Position: Law Library Assistant
Location: Remote

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking a Law Library Assistant. Reporting to the Project Manager, these positions entail law library support, invoicing, electronic resources administration, business development, attorney/staff support and training and special projects involving information management. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional client service and interpersonal communication skills, a technological aptitude, professional writing skills, and a strong attention to detail. This is a full-time opportunity with benefits. This is a remote position that can be located anywhere in the USA.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitoring internal and external resources utilized in acquiring and disseminating electronic content;
  • Assist in managing the services, contracts and relationships with vendors;
  • Invoicing and assisting with budget, standards for collection development and cost recoveries, and resources and acquisition policies;
  • Conduct library orientation for new attorneys and professional staff and assist attorneys and staff with troubleshooting and questions;
  • Support special projects involving information management;
  • Stay abreast of new developments in legal content, publishing and technology;
  • Other administrative tasks and duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree is required;
  • At least 2 years experience in a support role (including invoicing, managing internal/external requests, high volume of communication, etc.) preferably in a library, research services or legal environment;
  • Tech-savvy, and comfortable with G-Suite applications, especially Google Sheets;
  • Experience working across multiple locations/offices and departments is preferred;
  • Must be articulate and possess excellent communication skills (written and oral);
  • Knowledgeable and highly conversant in using electronic resources, library cataloging systems/ILS, etc.

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3nKie84

Position: eResources Manager
Location: Remote

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking an eResources Manager to support and administer a law firm’s library applications and intranet. This role will assist the Library Manager to identify, evaluate, test, and deploy legal research applications; and support and administer on-line research applications. This is a full-time, benefited, remote position that can be located anywhere in the USA.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all levels of accessibility to e-resources including but not limited to; login credentials, individual and firm-wide, and IP authentication;
  • Ensure the use and distribution of e-resources conforms to signed agreements and copyright generally;
  • Provide support in the ongoing transition towards an electronic law library and virtual research services on a firm wide level;
  • Evaluate, test, recommend, and implement new electronic resources and library-specific software beneficial to the firm;
  • Troubleshoot all issues with electronic resources and resolve problems experienced by legal and nonlegal staff;
  • Work with practice groups to develop and facilitate training to ensure efficient and effective use of legal information technologies by legal and non-legal staff;
  • Process research expenses and upload costs. Provide technical support needed to conduct cost recovery;
  • Travel to other offices as necessary for e-resource deployment, maintenance, and training;
  • Coordinate with web developers to develop and maintain library’s internal website;
  • Liaise with help desk and application engineers to support e-resources. Assist with application testing and upgrades;
  • Assessing existing library technology processes and practices and developing a strategy for
  • managing electronic products and services;
  • Identifying suitable tools, systems and technology;
  • Providing staff training and development;
  • Providing services to facilitate on-going technical processes;
  • Administrator for library applications, including library catalog and electronic resource manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A professional librarian with an ALA-Accredited MLS, or equivalent;
  • Database research experience such as Westlaw, PACER, IntelliConnect, BNA or RIA Checkpoint;
  • Excellent oral and written skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate collaboration and teamwork; and demonstrated superior customer service skills;
  • IT library experience, use of technology to provide solutions

To apply, visit:https://lac.gp/3nKie84

Position: Temporary Virtual Research Librarian
Location: Remote

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group seeks a Temporary Virtual Research Librarian for a prestigious national law firm. This position will be responsible for gathering, synthesizing and delivering legal, business and technical information to attorneys and staff; providing training and assistance in the use of a variety of research, current awareness, competitive intelligence and knowledge management tools; and collaborating with teammates, practice groups and staff to provide innovative solutions that support the complex, evolving research needs of clients. This position will be remote/virtual based and will run for at least through the end of the 2020 calendar year.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with a nation-wide team of librarians to provide comprehensive and sophisticated research, current awareness, competitive intelligence and knowledge management services for attorneys and staff in all offices.
  • Provide outreach, training, and on-demand assistance to attorneys and staff in cost effective and efficient use of research resources.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4+ years’ legal reference and research experience, preferably in a law or corporate library
  • Masters in Library and Information Science and/or Juris Doctor degree strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with major legal and business research platforms, public records resources, competitive intelligence tools, and state and federal legal information sources.

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3nC82OG

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Law Library Program Administrator)
Location: Department of Program Services, Court Services Office, Programs Division, National Programs Branch, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Salary: $86,335 to $161,793

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Department of Program Services, Court Services Office, Programs Division, National Programs Branch. The branch supports the federal judiciary’s national library program.

Responsibilities

This position reports to the Department of Program Services, Court Services Office, Programs Division, National Programs Branch, which supports the Judiciary’s National Library Program. The person selected for the position supports the Judiciary’s Circuit Librarians and libraries, including assisting in national legal resource contract management, managing national library program initiatives, working with the Judicial Conference Committees to develop library policies, staffing formulae, and budgets, and conducting outreach and education regarding library services to other offices in the AO and for the courts.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Serving as the Judiciary’s National Law Library Program Administrator.
  2. Serving as a subject matter expert on the Judiciary’s legal resource and research needs and services.
  3. Serving as the primary point of contact for Circuit Librarians and their staffs, regularly providing information and policy guidance to support Circuit Librarians’ management of their circuit’s library.
  4. Providing staff support to the Circuit Librarians Advisory Group (CLAG), which meets regularly to advise the AO on the needs and viewpoints of Circuit Librarians, and helping the librarians develop recommendations on library-related policies and processes.
  5. Collaborating with the Judiciary’s Circuit Librarians (who are executive managers within the federal appellate courts) to develop and implement strategic plans for the library program that take into account emerging technologies and challenging budgets.
  6. Conducting research, writing reports, and presenting information to Judicial Conference Committees and AO Advisory Councils and Groups that form the basis for new library policies or procedures, justify national library purchases and budgets, and provide awareness and information to judiciary library users.
  7. Developing and implementing communication strategies (articles, memos, online communications) to increase judges’ and court staff’s awareness of library services and preparing guidance for courts to encourage the most effective use of those services and resources.
  8. Delivering presentations on library-related services and resources, including participating in orientation programs and other working or advisory group meetings for for judges, court executives, and AO management and staff.
  9. Serving as, or working with, the judiciary’s contracting officer’s representative for the program’s national library contracts, including its computer-assisted legal resource contracts.
  10. Assisting with the formulation of the annual budget for circuit libraries, reviewing related expenditure data, assisting with updating the librarian’s work measurement formula, and participating in national recruitments for library positions, upon request.
  11. Participating in library program reviews, national library program studies, user needs assessments, and library space and design assessments, as needed.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Reference and Outreach Services)
Location: Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The purpose of this position is to provide reference and research services in transportation and related subjects, to provide library and bibliographic instruction for and stakeholder feedback to departmental staff in BTS, OST-R, USDOT, the national transportation community and the general public, and to engage in outreach activities to the Department, stakeholders, and broader transportation community in support of the first two goals.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian (Reference and Outreach Services), you will:

Assist in managing Public Services for the National Transportation Library, including all Reference Services for general public and internal agency customers.
Develop and execute outreach programs and services for NTL stakeholders to be delivered by the NTL Reference Team.
Develop and implement online research tools and training resources that increase access to information and that support transportation policy, research, operations, and technology transfer activities.
Instruct clientele, either individually or in groups, in effective research methods and techniques, and in the use of information resources.
Collaborate with librarians in State Departments of Transportation, University Transportation Centers, non-profits, and the private sector to identify appropriate subject areas for bibliographic instruction and works with them to develop instructional materials and online training resources including webinars, short videos and FAQs.
The ideal candidate is a professional with experience providing reference and research services and providing library and bibliographic instruction for stakeholder feedback to departmental staff.

Position: Law Librarian, Congressional Research Service Graduate Recruit Program
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS) American Law Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) American Law Division is accepting applications under its 2021 Graduate Recruit Program for a Research Librarian. These positions will be filled at the GS-09 level (see “Duties” below).

Responsibilities
About the Graduate Recruit Program:

Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.

About CRS

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

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

Duties for this position include the following:

The Law Librarians selected under this announcement will:

Provide reference and research services to CRS legislative attorneys, policy analysts and congressional clients;
Develop search techniques and files for handling specific types of requests;
Search the Library of Congress, CRS, and external electronic resources in response to requests for information;
Examine publications, electronic resources, and trends in a variety of areas;
Develop knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks; and
Assist with the creation and maintenance of databases, web pages, collaborative tools and other information systems.
Candidates earning a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply.