Four Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Manager, Technical Services and Digital Technology
Location: Greenfield Library, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $52,168.76

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.


The Manager, Technical Services and Digital Technology, under the general supervision of the Library Director, provides leadership, development, coordination, and direction for the following areas: cataloging, classification, processing material, authority file maintenance, digital technology, library systems and database administration, serials processing, and basic bindery and preservation activities. The incumbent will identify, formulate and assess goals, priorities, policies, and procedures for these areas of responsibility and work closely and collaboratively with library staff to ensure efficient workflow and high-quality user experience. The incumbent will also work in conjunction with Library Director to manage technical services vendor relations and will supervise and train student assistants assigned to work with this position.

The incumbent will be responsible for managing the digital technology work being done at the library. Responsibilities will include: following best practices in digital collection creation and management, managing digitization projects and creating workflows, planning and managing format conversions and migrations; creating innovative and flexible solutions that meet the needs of the St. John’s College community, and seeking grant funding for digital initiatives. The incumbent will work in conjunction with the Associate Library Director and the Library Director on digitization projects.

The Manager, Technical Services and Digital Technology is responsible for systems administration, including management of library technology by coordinating the development, implementation and maintenance of the library’s technology, and keeping the library current and staff informed. This involves: leading in the evaluation, implementation and innovative use of technologies, including the implementation and management of the integrated library system (ILS); serving as a liaison with ITS Office staff in maintaining the library’s ILS and other related systems; suggesting suitable applications to improve library services; providing expertise and developing strategies for systems administration of digital records and commercial electronic resources through the online catalog and other discovery interfaces; collaborating with staff to develop recommendations for policies, procedures, workflows and practices that make effective use of various systems’ capabilities; problem-solving and trouble-shooting for the ILS and other databases.

The incumbent will: perform original and copy cataloging in OCLC and the ILS for all types of library materials in accordance with accepted national standards using AACR2 and MARC codes and tags, LC classification and subject headings, RDA, metadata, Dublin Core, and other relevant standards; import name and subject authority records into the ILS; evaluate, test, and load commercial bibliographic records into the online catalog; ensure accuracy and quality of bibliographic and item record information for all materials.

The Manager, Technical Services and Digital Technology is also responsible for: managing materials and processes for items sent out to commercial bindery; repair and basic preservation activities; working with Circulation Assistant to ensure that sufficient stock of technical services supplies are available when needed; creating, maintaining, and updating appropriate procedure manuals. The incumbent will serve as the emergency building coordinator.

In all areas of responsibility: works independently yet shows good judgment in keeping the Library Director informed of developments outside the regular routines; keeps abreast of current trends and practices; engages in professional development activities including listservs, meetings, training sessions, and conferences; respects the confidentiality of patron requests and records and follows the current ALA Code of Ethics; prepares and submits various monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, and gathers statistics on technical services activities for various reports and surveys; contributes to library decision-making; is good office citizen (i.e. keeps work and break areas clean, responds to email and requests promptly, has a positive attitude, and respects the feelings and needs of co-workers).

Position: Knowledge Manager
Location: WilmerHale, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Job Description
WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm with 1,000 lawyers located throughout 12 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our lawyers work at the intersection of government, technology and business, and we remain committed to our guiding principles of providing quality, outstanding legal and client services; developing diversity among our lawyers and staff and fostering an environment that promotes an ambitious spirit, teamwork and collegiality by drawing on the exceptional talents and dynamic experience of our lawyers. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities in which we practice.


Reporting to the Director, Programs and Planning, you will join a team of knowledge professionals within the IS Programs and Planning group, responsible for driving the Firm’s knowledge management activities. The Knowledge Management (KM) team, in cooperation other IS groups, works with the legal practices to develop and execute methods for effective knowledge sharing, efficient matter execution and value-added collaboration throughout the Firm. The KM team implements and supports processes and systems for capturing, organizing, and making accessible and actionable the knowledge assets of the Firm.

As part of the team, you will support KM technologies, and lead operational tasks associated with maintaining the content in those systems, including using document automation, Artificial Intelligence powered contract analysis, search and other technologies where appropriate. You will help drive awareness and adoption of knowledge-sharing resources and identify innovative methods for the Practice to leverage enterprise knowledge, expertise and technology for superior and efficient client service.

The Knowledge Manager assists with proactively supporting firm-wide client service initiatives. The Knowledge Manager provides quality service to internal members/departments of the Firm and external clients and vendors by displaying professionalism via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person and by encouraging an atmosphere that rewards a “can do” attitude.

Position: Administrative Librarian
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $126,148 to $189,600 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the African and Middle Eastern Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services.

We encourage qualified applicants from a variety of library, scholarly, academic, and information science backgrounds, with expertise in the appropriate regions, languages, and collections, to apply for this opportunity to support the Library’s strategy and to establish the program as a center of excellence in area studies.

The African and Middle East Division Chief is the Library’s principal expert/specialist in matters dealing with the countries, languages and regions covered by that division. The Chief has full professional responsibility for coordinating activities of the Library related to that geographic area, and for directing the development and maintenance of the Library’s collections pertaining to these regions, including the integration of digital technology, and facilitating the effective use of these collections by scholars, researchers, and others worldwide. The Chief formulates the vision, establishes the mission and goals, determines objectives, directs the staff and resources, and evaluates overall performance of the division. He/she sets policies for, administers, and supervises division staff, programs, services, and activities. The Chief is responsible for cultivating relations with potential donors, securing funds for new initiatives, acquiring new collections, and establishing new services. The Chief provides national leadership in the fields of knowledge and information as they relate to the division’s geographic responsibility and represents the library at national and international meetings, events and programs, especially those related to the division’s regions and countries.

Has overall responsibility for the oversight and administration of an entire department or a highly complex program within the department or agency, including responsibility for collections and research at the highest national level.

Plans, leads, and manages the division’s collections, resources, services, and programs to assure that the division is a major contributor to national information, knowledge, and understanding of the relevant countries and regions in all of their variety and diversity. Provides direction and leadership for the Library in response to the rapid changes in foreign societies, in information flows from and about the regions covered by the division, and in emerging research agendas related to the division’s area of responsibility. Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of these countries and regions and of the scholarly resources and collections necessary for the study of the region, with in-depth knowledge in at least one related discipline/area.

Constantly evaluates the Library’s holdings in this area and seeks to acquire new collections as they become available. Identifies sources for new collections and information resources, secures outside funding, cultivates relationships with potential donors, and continuously seeks to improve the quality of the Library’s collections and access to information in the division’s area of responsibility.

Maintains personal authority and credibility in research/library communities based on a solid record of publications and professional accomplishments. Provides national and international leadership in accomplishing the division’s mission, which includes leadership within the Library and among research libraries in the U.S. and abroad.

Applies cross-disciplinary approach to achieve integrated solutions applicable across the foreign area divisions for the Library’s long-term digital content life cycle management. Ensures smooth, rational, and appropriate relationships between print and digital collections under the custody of the division.

Recommends strategies for integrating digital content, preservation and services into the Library’s existing policy, procedures, work flow, and organizational framework for print collections. Assures implementation of collection development policies and procedures for traditional print collections and for digital content resources, working toward the integration of all collections and services. Develops digital collections and digital access approaches, often in collaboration with colleagues inside and outside the institution. Manages custodial responsibilities for print and digital collections, including balancing systematic analysis, evaluation, and direction with operational requirements and work flow considerations.

Develops policies for the acquisition of important collections to ensure that the Library’s collections meet the needs of scholars, researchers and all other patrons. Policies involve matters relating to the conduct of initial solicitations and negotiations with prospective donors, appraisal of collections, conversion of materials on deposit to gifts, restrictions on use, conditions of use, and security of the collections. Negotiates with prospective donors who are prominent in the field. Directs staff engaged in these activities.

The position description number for this position is 058866.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Position: Librarian (Law-Legal Research Analyst)
Location: Law Library, Washington, DC
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Legal Research Analyst works under the broad supervision of managers from divisions within the Law Library (1) analyzing legal materials; (2) responding orally and in writing to inquiries requiring proficient skills in conducting legal and legislative research involving the law of particular jurisdictions and international law; and (3) communicating with Law Library users and staff by assisting in their research work and preparing Law Library work products for publishing and distribution.

Fluency in English, working proficiency in at least one foreign language.

To successfully perform the duties of this position, the incumbent must (1) demonstrate the ability to apply accepted research techniques and utilize broad knowledge in applying domestic and international legal and legislative principles and concepts; (2) possess expert proficiency in analyzing global legal issues and preparing informative documents using legal and research materials in foreign languages; and (3) have proficient oral and written communications skills to maintain efficient and effective collaboration with staff and present complex legal principles, concepts, and issues to culturally and educationally diverse audiences.

Contributes to ongoing legal research projects, publications, presentations, and legal
bibliographic materials, and participates in producing the Law Library’s research work in digital and analogous formats. Uses skills, software applications and tools to prepare, edit, and finalize products for publishing or transmission, adhering to the Law Library’s technical and editorial standards.

Provides research support and assistance to staff. Collaborates with others on designing,
developing, and maintaining authoring and publishing programs, assists with development and production of the Law Library’s online products and publications, performs web page content control functions, and communicates with Law Library authors concerning work products.

Assists in surveying Law Library’s collection for areas of specialization or assigned jurisdictions. Prepares indexes of a wide variety of legal documents, and supports metadata development for LLC products.

Prepares metadata for Law Library products according to established guidelines. Participates in developing the Law Library’s controlled vocabulary affecting searching capabilities involving basic legal principles and concepts, identifying key words and phrases and ensuring that terms with possible multiple meanings are clarified.

Applying Law Library standards and a broad knowledge of legal and legislative principles and concepts, prepares concise and informative summaries of laws, treaties, regulations, court decisions, and other legal documents.

Plans, coordinates and participates in briefings, presentations, and other educational programs conducted by the Law Library. Translates legal documents from English to a foreign language or from a foreign language to English.

Conducts research in limited segments of specialized or technical research projects for Law Library clients resulting in written or oral reports, memoranda, letters, annotated bibliographies, research guides, brochures, infographics, and other publications. The research may require using standard reference tools and applying techniques and practices that have gaps in specificity requiring some interpretation to cover new or evolving subject matter. Assignments involve dealing with legal research problems, questions, or situations within assigned jurisdictions.

May convey findings through written and oral reports, abstracts, summaries, charts, graphs, or other products. Requests typically require some analysis on the part of the analyst to determine the specific research area and the types of information that will most directly meet the requester’s needs. Searches internal and external legal information and government databases. Develops search techniques and files for handling requests for legal information. Reviews information obtained in response to an inquiry for its relevance to the inquiry. Identifies and examines publications, electronic resources, and trends in applicable fields of law and assists with collection development.

Provides legal and legislative reference services involving legal issues for an educationally and culturally diverse clientele, including Members of Congress, the judiciary, government agencies, foreign governments, scholars, academics, the practicing bar, the press and the general public.

Assists Law Library clients in adapting and modifying research methods and techniques.
Analyzes specialized or technical information from a wide variety of sources in English and foreign languages when responding to basic questions for legal and legislative information.

Draws upon broad knowledge of legal and legislative print and electronic collections when preparing responses. Prepares written responses to inquiries requiring a tailored response. Prepares finding aids and related written products describing research methodologies.

Seven Positions — Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Finnegan, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Washington DC office of Finnegan is seeking a Research Analyst to join our library services department. Under the direction of the Director of Research and Information Services, the Research Analyst will utilize knowledge of legal research, databases and library reference methods to conduct various types of research and document retrieval in a timely and cost-effective manner. This position will also participate in the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training, orientation and consultative services in addition to keeping abreast of trends in the legal industry to contribute to the advancement of the goals of the department and the firm.

Responsibilities include providing legal, business, scientific, technical and other reference documents upon request using both internal and outside sources; extensive legal, business, IP and general research assistance using print and electronic resources; recommending appropriate research services and/or resources in response to inquiries from firm personnel; initiating and monitoring alerts from various databases; providing client development research support, including background research and competitive intelligence on current or potential clients and markets; remaining current in research techniques and available resources relevant to providing high quality library and research services; coordinating and/or providing library resource and/or training to attorneys and staff and, other duties as needed.

Successful candidates must have a MLS degree and two or more years of research experience in a law firm, law library or corporate setting, demonstrated knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis/LexisAdvance, Westlaw, ProQuest Dialog, CourtLink, Hoover’s and Microsoft Office Suite, working knowledge of SharePoint, and strong data entry and word processing skills; knowledge of intellectual property databases is preferred.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Robin Smith
Staff Recruiting Manager
901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413
Fax: 202.408.4400

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking an experienced Senior Librarian to lead a team of librarians and library technicians at an Information Center at a major Federal agency in Washington, DC. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) long-term opportunity. Work must be performed on-site.


  • The Senior Librarian will be responsible for implementing a long-term plan for a digital transition of the library to include: a teaching series, remote library searches, acquiring an information system that would include relevant borrowing rights and licenses for the client, database migration, and other tasks to be determined.
  • The Senior Librarian will be responsible for overseeing the coordination, development, and evaluation of information resources and training materials and programs.
  • The assignment includes short and long-range planning, coordination with Agency stakeholders and user community, collection management and development.
  • The Senior Librarian will be responsible for cultivating a high level of customer service at all times.


  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate program
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in managing information centers in a variety of settings (private, government, and academic preferred)
  • Knowledge of current digital information technologies
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of contemporary library and information management including working with commercial vendors, collection development, serials management, and cataloging.
  • A strong ability for time management, coordination, leadership, and decision making
  • Ability to accomplish results through professional level outreach
  • Experience with specialized databases, library instruction cultivation
  • Background in the management and use of electronic resources, databases, services, and applications including eBooks and social media.
  • In-depth knowledge of at least 2 of the following:
    • Digital librarianship
    • Digital literacy
    • Information technology
    • School Library media
    • Serials management
    • Cataloging
    • Reference services
    • Collection Development
    • Database migration
  • Knowledge of copyright laws and copyright restrictions
  • Knowledge of world and foreign affairs, international relations, geography, and history
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Position: Digital History Scholar and Academic Librarian
Location: The German Historical Institute (GHI), Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The German Historical Institute (GHI) Washington DC is part of the Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad. It fosters research in the fields of German, American, transatlantic, as well as global and transregional, history. The present profile-building research topics of the GHI Washington are the history of knowledge, migration history, and digital history. In its function mediating between scholars in Germany and North America, the GHI Washington has a broad international network of scholars.

The library of the German Historical Institute is a public infrastructure with about 50,000 volumes. It is a member of the Germany’s Common Library Network (GBV) and is currently staffed by a head librarian with a library science certificate (100%) and an assistant (75%). The collection’s specializations derive from the respective research emphases of the institute. The library has a hybrid nature. In the last several years, it has significantly increased its holdings in digital media and will continue to pursue this path as much as possible.

The research area of Digital History at the GHI operates at the intersection of various discplines, approaches, and target audiences. It establishes connections among historians who work with digital and traditional methods and supports projects intended primarily for professional historians in their research and instruction as well as online “Digital Public History” projects that aim to reach a broader audience. In addition to organizing an annual transatlantic conference on various aspects of Digital History, the GHI also co-convenes the regular Digital Cultural Heritage D.C. Meetup. The GHI cooperates closely with American research institutes and infrastructures. With a Digital History fellowship and internships, this research field at the GHI fosters intensive exchange among representatives of “Digital History” in Europe and North America.

The successful applicant will spend 30% of his or her working hours providing academic management for the GHI Library and 70% managing and further developing Digital History as a focus of the GHI’s research and scholarship program.

The academic management of the GHI Library includes responsibility for:

  • Conceptual and strategic development of the library (including expanding holdings, removing unneeded volumes and digital resources) in light of recent technological developments and user strategies.
  • Close cooperation with the director and other management personnel, with the research coordinator, and with all the scholarly personnel of the GHI.
  • Management of research data and the further development of strategies for Open Access or hybrid publications (in coordination with the editors of the institute), and potentially the development of a document server.
  • Ideas for the use of library spaces.
  • Selection of literature and licenses that should be acquired for the scholars at the institute in coordination with these scholars and with the Max Weber Foundation’s business office in Bonn.
  • Cooperation and networking with libraries in Germany, North America, and the institutes of the Max Weber Foundation.

The management and further development of Digital History as a focus of GHI research and scholarship includes especially:

  • Applying for and possibly managing grant-funded and institute research projects and cooperative networks.
  • Supporting scholars at the GHI Washington in carrying out long-term digital projects already in progress and in conceiving of and applying for new projects that have digital components.
  • Actively working with the working group for Digital Humanities of the Max Weber Foundation.
  • Responsible for coming up with ideas for the further development of the GHI’s digital research infrastructure for the inclusion, securing, and later use of research data, as well as for combining the digital offers of the GHI together with cooperating partners and other institutes of the Max Weber Foundation.
  • Representing the GHI Washington in national and international forums for Digital History/Digital Humanities and in alliances for digital research infrastructures in coordination with other members of the field of “Digital History.”
  • Conducting research as well as publishing and presenting at workshops and conferences, as well as developing ideas for conferences and events and carrying them out.

Required qualifications:

  • You have a college degree in a humanities field that does historical work, as well as at least a master’s degree in library and information science with proven emphases in the field of digital humanities, or you have successfully completed a study in digital humanities or information science with proven competence in a history-related field.
  • You are familiar with Open Access models and library policies and procedures, as well as the management of metadata and licenses.
  • You are familiar with standard data assignment (e.g., Integrated Authority Files) and incorporating them into the semantic web.
  • You have good knowledge of Digital Humanities tools and methods and are connected in the relevant scholarly networks.
  • You are motivated to support, further develop, and come up with new concepts for GHI digital research infrastructures and digital projects, in coordination with the management of the institute, its scholars, as well as the IT department.
  • You speak very good English and can communicate well in German.
  • You have intercultural competence and feel comfortable in a foreign institute.
  • You enjoy sharing your informational competence with others.
  • You are communicative and enjoy working on a team.
  • You possess a great deal of initiative and independence, you get actively involved, and you enjoy new challenges.

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in coming up with and carrying out projects, completing grant applications, and developing international cooperative projects with new partners.
  • Experience managing historical research data.
  • Experience working in a research institute or a research library.
  • Experience in the field of citizen science/scholarship.
  • Competence in applied computer science.

The successful candidate will initially be given a two-year contract, although an extension is possible.

The Max Weber Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. The Max Weber Foundation is a family-friendly employer committed to supporting a healthy work-life balance. For some information on living and working conditions for families in Washington, DC, please see

The job location is Washington, DC. Applicants who fulfill the requirements for a deployment from Germany will be paid in accordance with TVöD E13 (Federal) in addition to the stipulated foreign allowances for covering the higher cost of living in Washington, including a rental subsidy. Applicants may be employed with a U.S. work contract only if they already possess a valid work and residence permit; in this case, they would be paid on the basis of the salary scale developed by the German embassy in Washington.

Please submit your application with the usual files (CV, list of publications, transcripts and/or diplomas) in one pdf-document with the subject line “Library Management/DH” by April 28th, 2019 to Director of the German Historical Institute Washington Prof. Dr. Simone Lässig c/o German Historical Institute 1607 New Hampshire Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009-2562 U.S.A.

Please send a second pdf-file with a cover letter including your contact information and a list of your most important qualifications for the position.

The interviews are scheduled for June 4th/5th, 2019, in Washington, DC. For questions on the salary or concerning work/life balance at an institute outside of Germany, please don’t hesitate to contact our administrative director, Anne Kadolph ( For questions about the particulars of the advertised position, please contact Dr. Sarah Beringer ( Further information on the GHI, its mission, and its current research program is available at

Position: Data Librarian
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Data Librarian for its Knowledge Services Group (KSG). The selectee will identify, acquire and curate data sets, manage data collections and facilitate the discovery of data sets used by CRS analysts, attorneys and information professionals. The selectee will also participate in the development of data repositories and work with stakeholders to identify and evaluate systems, tools and services used in data operations.

The data librarian performs duties related to data acquisition, data curation and data management. This includes identifying and locating authoritative data sets used across CRS, recommending appropriate metadata schemas and workflows to describe, document, annotate and catalog data sets to enable discovery and re-use. The data librarian participates in the development of data repositories and data catalogs to store and archive data sets for long term access, and develops and maintains best practices and procedures.

The data librarian works with stakeholders to identify and extract data, assists and instructs staff on the use of tools to convert, transform, clean and prepare data for analysis. He/she supports staff in the use of statistical, quantitative analysis and/or data visualization tools. The data librarian coordinates the development and implementation of data projects that support the mission of CRS, and serves as a liaison for collaboration between the Knowledge Services Group and other CRS divisions/offices as well as service units and offices within the Library of Congress.

Data Librarian duties include:

Applies specialized knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data used in research and analysis, identifies and locates authoritative data sets used across CRS.

Works with stakeholders to identify and extract public/open data on a recurring basis using complex processes and automated tools where appropriate, and/or merge or compile data from multiple sources.

Plans, organizes, and/or coordinates the development and implementation of data projects of critical significance that support the mission of CRS and /or one or more of its divisions or offices.

Serves as a liaison for collaboration between the Knowledge Services Group, other CRS divisions and offices, and other Library of Congress service units and offices.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience; knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to data management are encouraged to apply.

About CRS:

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.

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.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

The position description number for this position is 382234.

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

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

  • Knowledge of data sources and data structures used in public policy analysis.**
  • Ability to locate, evaluate, acquire, and organize data sets.**
  • Ability to handle data and perform data operations.**
  • Ability to manage projects.
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Acquisitions/Government Documents Technician
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $41,369 to $66,191 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Closing Date: Monday, 03/18/2019, 11:59 PM EDT

The Acquisitions/Government Documents Technician performs a wide variety of tasks related to filing of loose-leaf materials, processing government documents, acquisitions, and general Technical Services and Special Collections Department support. These tasks include:

  • Filing loose-leaf services according to publishers’ written instructions;
  • Tracking missing or circulating volumes needed for supplementation;
  • Investigating and solving all filing problems including claims;
  • Receiving and claiming all government depository material;
  • Shelving government documents by Superintendent of Documents Classification System;
  • Assists with the digital conversion of acquisitions records;
  • Develops and updates metadata as required;
  • Distributing library material to Library staff, Chambers’ personnel and Court Offices’ personnel;
  • Assisting the Serials staff with locating materials for binding;
  • Generating statistics for the position’s task areas;
  • Retrieving Records and Briefs and transcripts of Oral Arguments;
  • Performing miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Meet Experience Requirements (see Qualifications)
  • Employment is subject to successful completion of a security background check.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See:

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

Two or more years of college is required.

Position: Contract Specialist
Location: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Applicants that previously applied under announcement # DE-10355591-19-EL, need to reapply under this vacancy in order to be considered for this position.

This position is located in the IMLS, Office of Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). The incumbent is responsible for the full range of pre- and post-award contracting and acquisition processes. The incumbent directs acquisitions from clarifying description of requirements through analysis, negotiation, contract delivery and administration. The incumbent reports to the Contracting Officer in OCFO.

The incumbent is responsible for cradle-to-grave contract activities for actions typically under the commercial item threshold. Works collaboratively with IMLS staff to procure supplies and services that may require specialized provisions, terms and conditions, and advises technical personnel on the development of their requirements document. In conjunction with the program office, prepares solicitations with performance work statements, instructions for responding, and evaluation criteria. Duties to included, but not limited too:

  • Performs market research to determinate the availability of small businesses and existing government-wide contract vehicles, and whether to apply small business set-asides.
  • Formulates contracting approaches, and acquires supplies, services or construction through the use of both formally advertised simplified acquisition procurements and orders against existing multiple award schedules/government-wide acquisition contracts.
  • Administers contracts and/or plans and conducts contract price analysis of a variety of pre-award and/or post-award procurement actions.
  • Tracks and reports on the agency’s contracting portfolio through the Contract Management Report.
  • Issues requests for quotations, technical implementation of contracts/purchase orders, blanket purchase agreements, and monitors contractor performance.
  • Analyzes prices, discount rates, delivery dates, transportation charges, etc., and seeks negotiated discounts on purchases.
  • Performs new and recurring assignments using for commercial item procedures. User requirements may involve standardized specifications and use of established sources of supplies and services, or may require formal advertising to develop contracts or schedules for supplies and services not previously procured. Specialized services may include interior design and office relocation, conference planning and management, printing through GPO, publications procurement, survey instruments, research, etc.
  • Monitors fulfillment of goods and services following issuance of purchase order, contract, credit card purchase, and printing requisitions, including coordination of delivery dates to ensure that delivery of goods or performance of services meets terms and conditions of the contract.
  • Reviews supply and service requests from program offices for adequacy and completeness to determine that sufficient and proper specifications or purchase descriptions are included for preparation of solicitation documents.
  • Selects appropriate clauses from tables contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulation, as well as those which are used locally for special conditions.
  • Work with technical personnel to resolve questions concerning applicability of specifications, classification of terms, or acceptance of alternate items.
  • Reviews submitted quotations and makes award recommendations for proposed contracts, and determines cost effectiveness and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Performs contract administration, including performance evaluation, addresses contract delinquencies, responds to IMLS staff questions, contract termination, incremental funding, and close-out.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship Required.
  • This position requires a background investigation.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
  • This position may require completing a one-year probationary period.
  • Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
    Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

Condition of Employment: Applicants must currently have a Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting, Level I (or DAWA Level 1 equivalent). Certificate or equivalent must be attached to your application.

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (or date of referral if OCR) including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to:

Position: Program Specialist
Location: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Office of Museum Services (OMS) and serves as the Program Specialist. The incumbent will participate in grants management work involving Federal grants and cooperative agreements and provide grants-related assistance and services to both applicants and awardees. The position works on various phases of the receipt and processing of museum grant applications as well as the monitoring and assessing of awardee performance.

Under the supervision of the Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, the position assists with the processing of grant applications and in grant administration; and provides significant program support to the Grant Management Team. Assists with incoming applications including reviewing for eligibility and completeness, budget review and analysis, and associated application contacts. Utilizes grants management database, entering data and creating reports as may be required. Assists with review process, including mailings, reviewer support activities, preparation for panel meetings, and other elements of the review and award process. Reviews interim and final performance reports. Prepares letters and associated documents supporting change requests and extensions for approval. Supports the work of the Office of Museum Services through cooperation with others to manage variable workloads and assistance with a variety of tasks including general clerical support. Participates in staff meetings and special committees and task forces and assists with planning for the implementation of program changes and improvements in agency operation. Performs a variety of office automation duties which require knowledge of various types of equipment and software. Updates and maintains databases, spreadsheets, and other reports and documents in support of application and grant management activities. Prepares a wide variety of recurrent and nonrecurring correspondence, reports, and other documents. Reviews and processes incoming and outgoing correspondence, materials, and publications. Provides information to applicants and awardees regarding grant programs and processes. Assists with panel meetings and director’s meetings, including preparation of support materials and note taking. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship Required.
  • This position requires a background investigation.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
  • This position may require completing a one-year probationary period.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

For the GS-11 level: To be qualified for this position, you must be able to state and verify that you have experience that demonstrates your ability to perform the work at the GS-11 level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service. One must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience to at least the GS-9 level or equivalent that involves principles and practices of the museum field and/or the cultural sector.


Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree


Three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in museum studies.

Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. This position requires that candidates demonstrate work experience involving knowledge of the principles and practices of the museum field and/or the cultural sector. Examples of such experience would include:

(1) Understanding of the roles, purpose, and value of museums within communities;
(2) Experience with the roles, responsibilities, and functions of the staff within museums; and
(3) Experience undertaking activities within a museum or cultural organization such as collections stewardship (e.g., care, management, access) and/or programming (e.g., school programs, exhibitions, public programs).

Make sure your resume supports the mandatory selective factor and describes your qualifications and experience for the position. Failure to show evidence of this experience will result in disqualification.


Three Positions- Washington, DC

Director of Law Library and Information Services
Location: American University: Washington College of Law: Pence Law Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) seeks applications for the position of Director of the Law Library and Information Services. This person will provide innovative and dynamic leadership in support of students, faculty, and the overall educational mission of the law school. Required qualifications include both a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Services program; at least six years of progressive experience, including supervisory responsibilities, in an academic library setting; expertise in innovative information technologies; and a proven passion for educating a law school community about such technologies. The successful applicant will demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, a proven talent for collaboration, and a track record of scholarship and national engagement with the information services and law librarian profession. Status and salary to be determined commensurate with qualifications.

Applications should be submitted on Interfolio: General questions regarding the application process should be directed to Lynn Seumo, Faculty Coordinator, at or (202) 274-4139. Although there is no formal deadline, the search committee will begin interviewing candidates as soon as applications are received, so interested persons are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Position: Assistant Librarian
Location: Miller & Chevalier, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Assistant Librarian will conduct domestic and international legal, non-legal, corporate, due diligence and business development research. The candidate must demonstrate: strong research and technology skills, experience in a law/corporate library setting, ability to assist in developing/maintaining the Library’s technology and print applications, ability to assist Library users to appropriate sources, experience performing Conflicts research and an understanding of the ethical issues involved.

The Assistant Librarian is expected to be a positive role model and mentor, and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients, attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintain an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.

Core Competencies and Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Librarianship or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution; J.D. desirable
  • A minimum of three to five years’ experience in a research role in a law firm library
  • General knowledge of tax, employee benefits, international law and business, complex litigation, and government affairs resources and research techniques
  • Experience performing corporate, business, competitive intelligence and due diligence research
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources and apply critical and creative thinking to develop solutions to complex problems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, SharePoint, and standard online research resources including, but not limited to:  Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, CCH Intelliconnect/Cheetah, RIA Checkpoint, HeinOnline, Dun & Bradstreet, Hoovers, SEC/EDGAR, Restricted Party Screening database (e.g. Amber Road)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to build effective internal and external relationships; deliver and explain research findings to attorneys both verbally and through written summaries and analysis
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with library-relevant information technology applications, including integrated library systems
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, meet deadlines, respond to changing priorities
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies in digital and web-based library and research services
  • Cataloging skills and experience working with print and electronic resources
  • Strong service orientation and a history of developing effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to read, write and speak English; legible handwriting

Miller & Chevalier is an equal opportunity employer. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Cari Seidman
Human Resource Specialist
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
900 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005-5701

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Science Reference Section)
Location: Science, Technology, and Business Division (ST&B), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Science, Technology, and Business Division (ST&B) provides reference and research service to Congress, government agencies, and researchers. Constituents are served in person and via email, the telephone, other electronic communication, and traditional correspondence.
The position description number for this position is 342216.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

The incumbent’s performance will be assessed on the basis of the quality and effectiveness of the Section’s ability to provide reference and research service to its collections in support of the Library’s mission; the effectiveness of communication and cooperation with other staff members of the Library of Congress and outside organizations; the extent and quality of participation in the management of the Divisions, including the assumption of supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the Chief on a rotating basis with other section heads; the extent and quality of ensuring staff participation and consultation; and effective leadership, training, and management of subordinate staff in incorporating the Library’s values into their activities.

Four Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Corporate Records Management Specialist
Location: Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Silver Spring MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a State-chartered agency operating within Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. It is a nationally-recognized and award-winning agency providing land use planning; stewardship for natural, cultural and historic resources; and delivery of recreation programs to the communities it serves.  Additional information on the agency can be found at

The agency is seeking a Corporate Records Management Specialist within the Corporate Records Program (Division of Corporate Policy and Management Operations). This position will assist in implementing and monitoring the agency’s records management program under the supervision of the Records Management Program Administrator.  The successful candidate must have a positive attitude; and, be motivated, enthusiastic, willing to learn, and able to work as a member of a team.  Experience should include knowledge of records management theory and practice.

Examples of Important Duties

  • Assists with day-to-day operations of the Records Center & Archives facility, which includes: coordinating records transfers; assisting with research requests; preparing records for destruction, performing data entry; digitizing records; and, conducting inventory reviews.
  • Assists with drafting internal operating procedures, forms, and guidance documentation to meet program needs.
  • Works to ensure agency and program compliance with applicable State regulations. This includes assisting with regular updates to the agency’s records retention schedule; drafting and submitting records destruction certificates; and, transferring records to State custody.
  • Conducts pick-up and/or delivery of records to agency offices via the use of agency vehicle. Often moves large quantities of heavy record boxes. Assigns inventory locations and logs data into records management system.
  • Conducts training and outreach to agency offices on records management practices and related topics.
  • Provides limited supervision and guidance to technical staff on records or archival projects and general operations.


  • Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Library and Information Science, Archives, Records Management or History is highly desired.
  • Strong command of archival theory and best practices including planning and managing a records or archives program.
  • Experience with records/document management systems.
  • Knowledge of electronic records issues, systems analysis, systems development concepts and data storage methods, media, and security.
  • Knowledge of the technical requirements for digital preservation, including hardware, software, metadata schema and file formats.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong analytical, communications and customer service skills.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Archives/Records Management, Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, History or any related field.
2. Two (2) years of experience in records management that includes substantive work in the range of duties and responsibilities in this class specification.
3. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 6 years.
4. Valid driver’s license in accordance with both State and Commission rules and regulations. Driver’s license must be unencumbered by restrictions, revocations, suspensions, or points that could limit the employee’s ability to drive Commission vehicles or perform driving duties required by the position of assignment.
5. Must pass Commission medical examination.

Supplemental Information

Class/Specification Title:  Corporate Records Management Specialist

Working Conditions:   
Works in an office and warehouse setting; may work outdoors briefly on an incidental basis.  Carries or otherwise moves or uses objects weighing up to 49 pounds on own and heavier objects with assistance. May be subject to various job demands such as high volume of work and tight deadlines. This position will require travel to local facilities for records pick-up/delivery, meetings, and presentations as needed.

Position: Business Research Librarian
Location: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, Washington D.C. or Atlanta GA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

The Business Research Librarian will work with the Firm under the direction of the Director of Research Services to provide business, industry and competitive intelligence research in support of attorneys and the Client Practice and Business Development group (CPD). This position will also support the Legal Research Services team as needed.

Responsibilities and Duties:

• Strategically and proactively identify business opportunities that align with the Firm’s objectives using a creative approach to resources and internal/external data as needed.
• With input from the attorneys and other stakeholders, develop metrics of success around the business opportunity research process, including building a knowledge base of opportunities, capabilities, Firm relationships and experience.
• Develop a deep understanding of Firm capabilities and client intake process in order to proactively match Firm capabilities with events and business relationships that trigger business opportunity for the Firm.
• Provide research on companies, industries, competitors, and individuals as requested by attorneys or members of CPD and synthesize this information into analytical reports, and assist other business research librarians with the same. Fulfill requests including executive biographies, basic company reports, litigation profiles, and conference attendee information.
• Create, monitor and distribute daily news alerts on clients, companies, topics, and trends using appropriate online resources to support attorneys and Business Development Managers.
• Understand existing tools and resources, and assist in the evaluation, differentiation and selection of business and news information resources.
• Provide back-up to the legal reference desk rotation, responding to requests from attorneys and staff on behalf of the department.
• Maintain research statistics for the business research team.
• Additional duties and responsibilities as requested by the Director of Research Services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an accredited college or university or significant professional business development research or financial analytical experience.
• Seven to ten years in a law firm, corporate library or similar business research role preferred. Experience with online databases including CapitalIQ, D&B Hoovers, and West Monitor Suite.
• This position requires excellent communication skills, both oral and written; excellent interpersonal skills; attention to detail; strong organizational and time management skills; a customer service orientation; tact and professionalism when dealing with clients; and an interest in continued learning and problem solving.
• Computer skills with knowledge of MS Office Suite and proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook is required. Familiarity with online news, business, legal and industry resources.

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our Firm and in the larger legal profession. We believe that diverse skills, knowledge and viewpoints make us a stronger firm. Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP maintains a policy of affording all employees and applicants equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or familial status, domestic violence victim status, ancestry, amnesty, citizenship status, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation will not be tolerated in any of the Firm’s offices or any other work-related setting. Qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position or to enable them to perform the essential functions of a position for which they are otherwise qualified. EEO.

Position: Senior Research Services Manager
Location: Hogan Lovells, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Knowledge plays a vital role at Hogan Lovells. The strategic purpose of the Knowledge team is to ensure that all those involved in delivering legal advice to clients have access to the knowledge and information required to deliver a technically excellent, efficient service; to devise new and innovative ways of sharing that knowledge with clients as part of client relationship management; to input knowledge into the firm’s continuous process improvement initiatives around legal service delivery; and to ensure that the firm is harnessing new technology to support those objectives.
The Research Services team forms part of the Knowledge function. The team supports the firm’s excellence in service delivery and quality, and supports the efficiency and effectiveness of our lawyers. The team are always abreast of the latest legal and business news and their experience enables them to add valuable commercial context to research requests.

The Senior Research Services Manager will manage the US Research Services team, reporting to the Head of Global Research Services. The role will work closely with the Senior Research Services (Resources) Manager

  • Lead the implementation of the global Research Services strategy within the US market. Identify and implement opportunities for service development and change within the US service.
    • Working with the Head of Global Research Services, manage and lead the implementation of global processes, tools and technologies within the US service.
    • Maintain a dialogue with lawyers across the US practice to ensure that the service continues to meet practice needs. Ensure the team stays aware of changing business needs and evolves accordingly.
    • Raise awareness of tools across the lawyer community, ensuring the team establish close working relationships with relevant practice area Knowledge Lawyers to promote research tools and services.
    • Work closely with the Senior Research Services (Resources) Manager to ensure effective resource decision-making and Research staff support for trial/pilot, evaluation, training, and marketing of research products to lawyers;
    • Ensure that US Research Services align to the regional knowledge needs, led by the Regional Head of Knowledge, Americas.
    • Stay aware of new products in the research space, working to advance the firm’s innovation in the use of AI legal research tools.
    • Responsibility for the day-to-day management of the US Research team to ensure delivery of: (1) a high value legal and business research enquiry service; (2) a global current awareness service across legal information and regulatory change, competitor and business intelligence; and (3) a range of advanced research skills training on research tools and techniques;
    • Manage the research service provided to our US lawyers; ensure high service standards and efficient work processes across a dispersed team located in Washington DC, New York, Denver, Louisville and Northern Virginia;
    • Set and provide regular performance and service delivery metrics to assure Knowledge and business leadership of quality behaviors, standards and cost-effective service delivery.
    • Manage the Research Services team staff evaluations, recruitment processes, training and development;
    • Assist in the formulation of the annual Research Services budget.
    • All members of the firm are expected to participate in our Global Citizenship program.


• Minimum eight (8+) years of law firm library experience in a senior level/managerial capacity;
• Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school preferred;
• Demonstrated leadership skills and team management/staff supervision abilities;
• An understanding of the legal market and business landscape. Familiarity with emerging technologies and an appreciation for the changing role of research and legal information in the digital age;
• In-depth knowledge of a range of US and international legal and business research databases and resources, their functionality and content; and
• Expert search experience with the ability to advise and coach on research searching strategies.
• Strong communication and people management skills with an ability to influence and lead with high energy;
• A true team player. Collaborative, accountable;
• Ability to influence and persuade team members, lawyers, and other key stakeholders to drive innovation and change;
• A strong customer service focus and high client care standards with the ability to lead a high-performing team in a pressured environment;
• Resilient, adaptable, innovative and forward thinking; agile and able to move quickly with the changing needs of the firm;
• A lateral thinker who is resourceful and flexible with an inquiring mind;
• Strong intellectual capacity with the ability to apply new ideas.
• Organized with the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple competing demands.


• Strong communication and people management skills with an ability to influence and lead with high energy;
• A true team player. Collaborative, accountable;
• Ability to influence and persuade team members, lawyers, and other key stakeholders to drive innovation and change;
• A strong customer service focus and high client care standards with the ability to lead a high-performing team in a pressured environment;
• Resilient, adaptable, innovative and forward thinking; agile and able to move quickly with the changing needs of the firm;
• A lateral thinker who is resourceful and flexible with an inquiring mind;
• Strong intellectual capacity with the ability to apply new ideas.
• Organized with the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple competing demands.

Core Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 6:00pm. Must be flexible to work additional hours.
This job description sets forth the authorities and responsibilities of this position and may be changed from time to time as shall be determined.

Hogan Lovells is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or protected Veteran status.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $41,369 to $53,774 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the American Folklife Center, which acquires, organizes, describes, preserves, and makes available for research use a wide variety of multi-format ethnographic materials in both physical and digital formats.

The position description number for this position is 383009

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.

Incumbent applies numerous established practices in processing materials, consisting of multi-format ethnographic materials, including digital files, manuscript materials, still images, audio recordings, and moving images. Recognizes various types of material in order to receive. Accession, sort, and arrange collections in different ways (e.g., by format, alphabetic,chronological, geographic, or numeric). Prepares material for use and storage by performing basic filing, archival housing, hand-marking, automated labeling, bar coding, and shelving tasks. Consults about material that is duplicate, extraneous, or in need of evaluation for special preservation treatment.

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

Prepares a variety of material for digital and other reformatting by counting items, transporting to duplication service, and reviewing duplicated collection materials for adherence to established quality standards.

Compiles and maintains records of processing activities and completes appropriate forms for statistical reports.

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

Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of library systems and tools.

Other duties as assigned.

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

Ability to use a variety of data sources and search tools.

Knowledge of library and archives processes and procedures.**

Knowledge of collection management.**

Ability to plan work and meet deadlines.**

Ability to communicate and interact with others.

Knowledge of folklife, ethnomusicology, history, oral history, and related fields.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, DC
Salary: $81,548 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This is a full-time position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: Monday, 03/11/2019, 11:59 PM EST

Provides in-depth, comprehensive legal and multidisciplinary research for Chambers, law clerks, Court Officers, staff, and others. Serves as a research expert in culling through resources in a wide array of formats and fields of inquiry to provide thorough responses to questions. Determines efficient and effective search strategies while under intense time pressure and tight deadlines. Organizes and synthesizes complex search results to meet research needs and expectations, working closely with individual requestors. Performs collection development through selection responsibilities and resource evaluations. Provides training and orientation to law clerks and new employees regarding Library resources and services. Participates in the design and maintenance of a complex relational database for research inquiries. Maintains broad programmatic responsibilities for long-term projects which impact the overall effectiveness of the Research Department and the Library. Works as a member of the Research Department with substantial independence on individual requests and projects, as well as in collaboration with staff in all Library departments.

Position: Manager, Electronic Resources
Location: Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Job Summary:

The Manager, Electronic Resources supports the acquisition, access and utilization of online research resources and tools across the firm.

Job Responsibilities:

•    Coordinates with IS, vendors, and librarians to maintain and improve access to electronic resources, testing, configuring, updating, and troubleshooting the department’s electronic tools and resources.
•    Coordinates product demos, product comparison and selection, implementation, outreach and continual support of online research resources.
•    Carries out effective planning, communication and implementation of new online resources as well as online resource upgrades and changes.
•    Provides support and training to help maximize use of research resources & technology.
•    Spearheads testing, troubleshooting and resolution of technical issues in the specific browser and computer environments; works with IS department and vendors to resolve technical issues that arise.
•    Assists with online resource purchasing and negotiating of licensing agreements.
•    Oversees activities related to the management of e-resources, including e-subscription routing and documentation in ILS (EOS) and other systems.
•    Facilitates access to online resources through maintaining and enhancing department intranet pages.
•    Responds to questions from attorneys and staff regarding research systems and resources
•    Supports utilization of and integration of current awareness tools.
•    Assists in updating and maintenance of online resource management tool, Onelog.
•    Performs other special projects or duties as needed.
•    Travel may be required.

Position: Librarian
Location: Office of U.S. Monographs Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Office of U.S. Monographs Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger.

There is a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed.

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

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

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

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established

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

Position: Library Technician
Location: Digital Resources Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $45,972 to $59,762 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Library Technician (Metadata) is supervised by the Chief of the Digital Resources Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library of Congress. The incumbent’s duties include creation of descriptive metatdata for legal documents, including primary and secondary source materials, based upon an examination of materials.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The position description number for this position is 344548

The incumbent generates descriptive metadata for a large volume and wide-range of digital legal documents including primary and secondary source materials; reads document content and assigns appropriate metatags that may reflect any or all of the following elements: description, type, creator, subject, spatial coverage, temporal coverage, and collection; develops knowledge of Law Library’s metadata standards and guidelines, in order to assign appropriate metatags to specific documents. Metadata is applied in a manner that facilitates online searching and helps ensure that documents are easily retrievable.

The incumbent uses various software tools to enter and update descriptive metadata in documents and web pages; and utilizes spreadsheet or similar tools to organize large amounts of metadata and transfer information to metadata fields in digital files, including PDF documents.

The incumbent uses pre-designed spreadsheets or similar tools to organize and track information about digital legal documents and related metadata. As directed, updates information and maintains version control of spreadsheets containing metadata; maintains integrity of digital legal documents and ensure that metadata status of documents is apparent through a file-naming convention or similiar methods; and helps develop organizational schemes for ongoing metadata projects that will facilitate review and updates on project status.

The incumbent organizes digital legal collection materials to facilitate the provision of online access; uses appropriate folders and files to organize digital objects; works from samples provided by legal subject matter experts to create additional spreadsheets that reflect the organizational structure of different types of legal materials that will be used to provide online access to such materials; and follows webpage templates and web posting guidelines to publish and maintain digital files and metadata online.

The incumbent assists in the implementation of projects related to the digital collection management; performs work assignments to support achievement of project goals; serves as a member of project teams and may serve as team leader to provide guidance in the creation project-related metadata and provide quality review of the work of team members. As directed, tries out work flows and work procedures to establish productivity benchmarks and identify potential bottlenecks. Based on results, provides feedback to improve initial project planning and ongoing project management.

The incumbent maintains effective working relationships with various individuals in the Division and across the Law Library; participates in Division meetings and contributes to discussion related to search and retrieval of legal materials via the Law Library’s website; serves as a resource for information about Law Library metadata creation and standards. As assigned, participates in committees or working groups consider metadata issues or issues related to digital access.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Electronic Management Specialist
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary: $21.98 – $22.69/hr

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The E-Resources Management Specialist works independently within the Electronic Resources Management Unit to provide support for all of the Library’s electronic resources, including journals, databases, e-books, datasets, and aggregator collections via the library’s Electronic Resource Management System, OCLC WorldShare, LibGuides, and EZProxy. The position’s primary responsibilities include maintenance of resource and license records in the ERMS and OCLC WorldShare, management of e-resource usage data collection and reporting, maintaining archival units for the LOCKSS server, maintaining definitions on the EZProxy server, working with the Electronic Resources Management Unit to troubleshoot end-user access issues.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Law Librarian
Location: Montgomery County Circuit Court, Rockville, MD
General Salary Schedule: $46,795 – $77,166


The Assistant Law Librarian serves as the principal assistant to the Law Librarian in the operation of the Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library, as well as the libraries in judges’ chambers and other court offices. This position deals with various levels of library patrons and is responsible for providing equitable information services to the public, legal community, judicial officers and court personnel. Employee must have experience with and an in-depth understanding of legal research.

Employee is expected to have a thorough knowledge of Court organization, office practices and make independent decisions in dealing with the public and employees. Information obtained in the course of the performance of these duties may be confidential or private in nature. The employee in this position must recognize that visitors to the Court may be under significant stress and ensure that they are treated with dignity and discretion.

The Assistant Law Librarian reports directly to the Law Librarian and is ultimately responsible to the Court Administrator.


To be successful, the employee in this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and does not prescribe or restrict various additional diversified tasks and assignments that may be required by Judicial Officers and/or the Court Administrator.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assist in the administration, development and daily operation of the law library.  Also assist with various library and courthouse projects, access to justice initiatives and library events.
  • Perform all duties of the Law Librarian in his/her absence.
  • Perform reference services using print and online resources for judges, court staff, attorneys and the public.
  • Instruct patrons in the use of library systems and technology and provide general information on the use of library facilities and services.
  • Assist the Law Librarian with recommending, developing and supervising reference and customer service procedures that provide equitable service and meet the research needs of varied library patrons in a manner reflecting professional law library theory and practice.
  • Develop and maintain library’s integrated library system and online public access catalog. This includes instructing staff; troubleshooting; and cataloging print, online and electronic resources.
  • Write and graphically design library guides, newsletters and other informational materials for court personnel and other library patrons. This includes contributing content to the library website and courthouse intranet.
  • Assist in evaluating and implementing new and evolving technology for the retrieval of legal and non-legal information.
  • Process new materials and preserve existing materials.
  • Assist in maintaining and developing the legal collection, both print and non-print, for all judicial chambers and other circuit court departments.
  • Prepare invoices for payment, keep records of library purchases and communicate with vendors.
  • Maintain continuing education by attending professional library association meetings, researching legal and library issues and engaging in other professional education opportunities.

Position: Part-Time Substitute Reference Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is seeking a part-time substitute Reference Librarian. This individual will work on an as-needed basis, primarily during evening and weekend shifts, under the direction of the Information Literacy Coordinator/PR Librarian. This position is scheduled to work no more than 19.5 hours per week.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Staffs the research/information desk; responds to faculty, student, and staff requests for information in person, via phone, email, or chat.
  2. Assists faculty and students in finding materials and information using print and non-print sources with the online catalog, databases, related software and internet use.
  3. Provides excellent customer service to patrons and establishes good working relationships with colleagues, students and faculty.
  4. Assists Access Services staff with patrons as needed.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Assistant II
Location: Harford County Public Library, Norrsville-White Hall, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of clerical duties related to the circulation of library materials, including but not limited to answering phones and greeting and directing customers, checking materials in and out, registering customers for library cards, providing orientation services and explaining library policies and procedures, maintaining accurate customer accounts; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Application Period: Posted: February 4, 2019. Closing Date: March 1, 2019.

Work Week: 37.5 hours per week; Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours.

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

  1. Checks materials in and out;
  2. Answers phones and greets and directs customers to appropriate areas;
  3. Registers customers for library cards;
  4. Provides orientation to library users and explains library policies and procedures;
  5. Maintains accurate customer accounts;
  6. Calculates and collects fines and fees, records monies collected, and issues refunds to customers, as appropriate;
  7. Maintains and files customer requests;
  8. May:
    • Maintains accurate daily financial records, including balancing daily, weekly, or monthly reports, as directed;
    • Performs physical maintenance of the periodical and newspaper collection by processing, labeling, converting, withdrawing, and filing reports for missing issues;
    • Repairs damaged library materials;
    • Cleans, re-packs, re-labels, and recycles library materials;
  9. Informs customers of library activities, rules and services;
  10. Assists in promoting special programs and services to encourage greater use of the library;
  11. Instructs customers and volunteers on the use of library equipment, i.e. copier, TV, VCR, cassette/CD player;
  12. Operates equipment such as, cash register, debit/credit card machines, receipt printers, etc., to carry out customer service responsibilities;
  13. Prints Pull Item Lists and routes materials to appropriate branch.

Position: Consumer Health Coordinator
Location: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA), Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $55,000

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM SEA), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to coordinate and facilitate consumer health outreach and education activities in the region. The Consumer Health Coordinator ensures an organized approach to NNLM SEA outreach services by promoting consumer health library development, providing consultation services, and assessing and responding to the information and educational needs of public and consumer health librarians. This librarian also promotes the services and products of the NLM and NNLM.

The Consumer Health Coordinator is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together facilitating resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. This position requires seasonal travel within the region to support the education and exhibits programs. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit

Reporting to the Executive Director of SEA, this is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

Six Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $45,972 to $59,762 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Library Technician’s duties encompass all aspects of collection accessioning, maintenance, preservation, and retrieval. The incumbent’s duties include accessioning new material, preparing items for preservation and updating and maintaining the largest and most complex legal collection in the world.

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions Specialist)
Location: Copyright Acquisitions Division, Office of the Chief of Operations , Copyright, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The Copyright Acquisitions Division augments the Library’s collections by acquiring works through the mandatory deposit requirement of the Copyright Act of 1976. The position identifies, selects and acquires materials, and contacts domestic publishers regarding the mandatory deposit of published works.

Position: Librarian
Location: District of Columbia Courts, Washington, DC
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Under the supervision of the Chief Judge, Clerk of the Court, the Library Committee and the Director of Administration, the Librarian handles the informational needs of the court, oversees the management of the court libraries and supervises use of computer-assisted legal research.

The incumbent serves as head of the D.C. Court of Appeals Library and provides information services to chambers and court personnel, demonstrates a strong commitment to excellent client service, and administers the library in a manner that supports and achieves the common goals of the court. Functions and operations include:

  • Plans and implements the full array of established library functions, e.g., reference, acquisitions, technical services, collection management, library administration, and bibliographic work and cataloging, and all operations necessary to fulfill them
  • Tracks D.C. legislation and regulations, and maintains files of D.C. Council committee reports for use in legislative history research
  • Identifies, preserves, and archives materials of historical importance to the court, particularly primary sources of D.C. law and legal history
  • Implements effective means to keep library user groups aware of library resources and services, and provides instructions in use of library materials
  • Performs library orientation for new law clerks and court personnel
  • Supervises use of computer-assisted legal research and informs clientele of any enhancements or changes; supplies input in making recommendations for new software and contracts for electronic resources; and arranges training for personnel

Position: Library Technicians
Location: LAC Group, Major Federal Library, Washington, DC

Full posting on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

LAC Group is seeking Library Technicians to support a project processing East Asian language materials for a major Federal library in the Washington, DC area. This is a long-term full time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract position. Candidates must be available to start ASAP.


  • Use an Integrated Library System (ILS) to prepare serials and other multipart publications for binding.
  • In addition to binding preparations, staff will update library holdings, shift collections to accommodate growth, pin and link serial volumes to manage inventory and re-shelve material.


  • Experience working with an Integrated Library System (Voyager preferred) to manage serials in Asian languages
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately and follow complex directions
    Knowledge of either Thai, Japanese and/or Korean is preferred, but not required

Position: Legal Research Analyst
Location: Joint Committee on Taxation, Washington, DC

Full posting on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

Position overview:
The staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation is a nonpartisan staff that assists Members of Congress, Congressional tax-writing committees, and their staffs with development and analysis of tax legislative proposals. We are seeking a highly-motivated professional to join us as a Legal Research Analyst to assist in the organization and management of our print and electronic library collection. You will also work with our lawyers, economists, and accountants on research projects involving a wide range of subjects, including individual tax, business tax, international tax, tax-exempt organizations, and pensions and benefits. You will work closely with, and under the direct supervision of, our Tax Resource Specialist. Your duties will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Organizing and managing print and online library resources for internal staff access;
  • Maintaining a comprehensive collection of compiled legislative histories on taxation;
  • Conducting legislative research on tax, economic, and financial policy matters and maintaining a centralized repository of such research as part of our online library resources;
  • Monitoring and reporting on current legislation, congressional hearings, and seminars;
  • Archiving staff work product in accordance with established guidelines and policies; and
  • Digitizing historical committee publications and records for publication to our external webpage.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: LAC Group, Prestigious Law Firm, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a dynamic Research Analyst to work as part of an energetic, creative and service orientated team at a prestigious law firm’s Washington DC office. The Research Analyst is primarily responsible for responding to reference and document delivery requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel firm-wide and supporting other department activities, as needed.


  • Responding to reference and basic research requests;
  • Serving as the document delivery specialist;
  • Assisting with current awareness monitoring;
  • Performing password maintenance and related tasks;
  • Participating in collection development activities; and
  • Contributing content to the intranet and department newsletter.