One Position: Maryland

Position: Head of Reference Services

Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library

Salary: $78,423

Originally posted on AALL Career Center. 

As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library.  Planning is underway for a new Courts of Appeal building, which will include a new home for the State Law Library.  The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.

Purpose of Role: The Head of Reference Services, in consultation with the Library Director and Library Deputy Director, manages all aspects of reference services: developing policies and procedures for reference provision, creating the monthly information desk schedule, leading regular reference staff meetings, administering the online reference management system, compiling statistical reports, and planning skills training for reference staff. The Head of Reference Services directly supervises two librarians and a reference assistant, and indirectly supervises all reference services performed by other staff. As a department director, the person in this position serves as an integral part of the Library’s management team. 

NOTE: The Head of Reference Services is a full-time, permanent day shift position; however, the incumbent may be required to work an occasional evening or Saturday shift, along with other members of the reference staff, to cover absences or vacations of the librarians who normally cover those hours.

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

Experience: Five (5) years of professional law library experience, to include substantial legal reference work.

Two (2) years of experience supervising staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library services, the U.S. legal system, as well as Maryland and federal government entities.
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats.
  • Knowledge and ability to exhibit reference competencies as described in the “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians,” promulgated by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA), and the “Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency” promulgated by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
  • Knowledge of best practices and trends in library collection management.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and supervise multiple projects and the work of assigned staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse group of patrons and colleagues.
  • Ability to write and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with standard office software and email systems.

Beginning December 29, 2021, all new employees will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of their employment. Full vaccination status requires that two weeks have passed since the employee’s second Pfizer or Moderna vaccination shot, or since the one Johnson and Johnson vaccination shot. Religious and medical exemptions will be made on a case-by-case basis. This new condition of employment is consistent with other state judiciary orders and with local, state, and federal requirements being adopted to control COVID-19 transmission rates and to safeguard the health of Judiciary personnel and the public.

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

Requirements

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

Experience: Five (5) years of professional law library experience, to include substantial legal reference work.

Two (2) years of experience supervising staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library services, the U.S. legal system, as well as Maryland and federal government entities.
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats.
  • Knowledge and ability to exhibit reference competencies as described in the “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians,” promulgated by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA), and the “Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency” promulgated by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
  • Knowledge of best practices and trends in library collection management.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and supervise multiple projects and the work of assigned staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse group of patrons and colleagues.
  • Ability to write and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with standard office software and email systems.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Librarian

Location: Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Research Librarian to join our dynamic team in Washington, D.C.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world.  The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About the role

As a Research Librarian you will be responsible for providing research services involving legal, business, and general information sources to attorneys, paralegals and staff using a variety of research tools. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Conducting domestic and international legal and non-legal research utilizing appropriate tools.
  • Compiling and organizing data from research projects into actionable results.
  • Promoting awareness and point of need training about research resources to end users.
  • Monitoring current legal and industry legal developments for practice groups and informing attorneys of important events through alerts, newsletters and other means.

About you

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Intellectually curious and have a passion for research and problem-solving.
  • Proficient in litigation and transactional research.
  • Collaborative and enjoy working as part of a team.

And have:

  • Research experience in a law firm or other professional service entity desired.

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Wellness programs (e.g. membership to HeadSpace, access to mental health services, well-being events, etc.)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world’s leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

Latham & Watkins LLP is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees and partners, their families, and members of our community against COVID-19. Accordingly, the Firm requires all partners and employees based in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID- 19.  Employees must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at the time that a conditional offer of employment is made. This policy is mandatory except for employees with a documented legally permissible exemption for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Coordinator
Location: Groom Law Group, Chartered

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Overview

Reporting to the Librarian, the Library Coordinator will be primarily responsible for supporting the daily budgetary operations of the department, providing reference assistance to the library’s patrons, and generally maintaining order of the law library and its materials.

Responsibilities

  • Check in mail and serials, process new library materials, and withdraw and circulate items upon request
  • Perform routine basic copy cataloging and update records in the online catalog
  • Track and prepare payment of library vendor invoices
  • Assist with maintenance of the library’s integrated library system and intranet pages
  • Coordinate scheduling of vendor training sessions for attorneys and paralegals
  • Monitor and circulate electronic alerts
  • Assist with resource ID and password management
  • Perform basic legal research and ready reference functions using online and print resources
  • Other projects as assigned by the Librarian

Qualifications

  • Two- or four-year college degree preferred
  • Law library experience preferred; other legal or library experience strongly considered
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Proficiency in general library collection organization, including basic understanding of Library of Congress cataloging system
  • Familiarity with legal research platforms such as Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, VitalLaw, or Hein Online is a plus

Competencies

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, meet deadlines, and respond to changing priorities

Location: Washington, DC

See the full job description and apply at: https://careers-groom.icims.com/jobs/1066/library-coordinator/job

Position: Digital Projects Coordinator
Location: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is seeking an experienced digital projects coordinator in our Library to manage updates to our digital resources and in-house digitization program.

The Society’s national headquarter complex includes the DAR Library, one of the nation’s premier genealogical research centers, and is ranked as one of the most important national institutions based on the uniqueness of sources. Many thousands of volumes of genealogical compilations, record abstracts, and other materials such as family histories, cemetery record transcriptions, and Bible records are available only at the DAR Library.

This person will work with the other library staff to improve our patron services and help craft a long-term strategy to expand online access to the DAR library’s collection.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Plans and develops the DAR Library’s online tools and reference outreach.
  • Evaluates and advises on existing resources and plans for future additions to digital collections and infrastructure needs.
  • Manages the intake, processing, cataloging, digitization and indexing of books, genealogical records, and other materials into the digital collections.
  • Oversees Library digitization projects and manages metadata creation and maintenance.
  • May perform digitization in-house but will also work with external vendors on projects.
  • Assists researchers at the Reference Desk as needed.
  • Tracks donations of materials.

This position is currently not able to work a remote schedule.

For more information about the DAR Library and other programs and activities please visit our website at www.dar.org.

Submission Requirements:

Only candidates that submit a COVER LETTER and RESUME outlining your qualifications and skills for the position will be considered further.

Qualifications:

Education:

MLS degree in Library Science/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 2-4 years of relevant library experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Relevant technical skills, including facility with metadata standards (e.g., MARC, EAD, Dublin Core), taxonomies, digital information management, and repository platforms.
  • Background and/or experience in American genealogical research and sources preferable.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and a strong ability to adapt to specialized programs and databases.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent planning, analytical, and organizational skills.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian

Location: Catholic University of American School of Law

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law is seeking applicants for the position of Reference Librarian. This position is ideal for an ambitious librarian who is ready to join an experienced, collegial team that is committed to reimagining library services for our patrons. The successful candidate will actively support law school programs, co-curricular activities, and faculty scholarship. We offer generous vacation, holiday and retirement benefits, in addition to work from home opportunities.
The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library is located on the campus of The Catholic University of America, the largest university campus in the District of Columbia, and a short Metro ride to downtown D.C. and Capitol Hill. The campus is ideally situated in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the most vibrant and exciting communities in the city.

Position Description

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

Please see the full position description here.

Qualifications

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

Apply now! Please attach a cover letter with salary requirements (salary expectations are considered as part of the application process). All applicants must support The Catholic University of America’s mission and vision. The position will remain vacant until filled.

Position: Librarian

Location: Library of Congress

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

This position is located in the Rare Materials Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

Ability to communicate in English and two or more other European languages (preferably including Latin and/or German).**

Knowledge of library cataloging rules, practices, and procedures.**

Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.**

Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret data related to cataloging library materials.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison services.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Administrative Support)

Location: Government Printing Office

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

GPO employees possess a diverse array of talent in many administrative fields and trades. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. If you are an energetic, inventive individual looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career opportunity, GPO may be the place for you.

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

Duties

Leads the strategic planning, development, and operational direction and oversight of administrative support services in Federal Depository Support Services (FDSS).

Supports the mission and objectives of the Superintendent of Documents and Library Services and Content Mgmt. by working closely with the Depository Library to develop and deliver tools, products, and provide technical support and customer services.

Performs the full range of supervisory duties in managing the FDSS Administrative Staff. Includes planning, training and evaluating the individual performance of subordinates, hiring candidates, and effecting disciplinary actions when appropriate.

Formulates policy and program recommendations, strategies and decisions with respect to the development and maintenance of long-range plans for developing employees, materials and events and tools.

In conjunction with the FDSS Outreach and User Support team, designs and independently executes a variety of short and long-term projects related to the administrative tools used by FDSS to support the targeted library community.

Establishes and implements policy direction for the Administrative User Support team. Plans overall work of the team, setting priorities and establishing objectives.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is Required.

Selectee may be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period

Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Suitability security clearance..

Individuals joining GPO are required to provided their current COVID-19 vaccine status to GPO Medical Services prior to their entry on duty date.

GPO employees that that work at a GPO or customer facility and are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to participate in the Agency’s weekly COVID-19 screening/testing program.

Selectee must successfully pass pre-employment prior to appointment.

Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.

Qualifications

To qualify for the Supervisory Librarian (Administrative Support), PG -1410-14, you must meet the following requirements:

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

All librarians must meet a Basic Educational Requirement of professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and/or education as shown below.

A. I have a completed 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree.

OR

B. I have a total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must show conclusively that the education, training and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and possess the competencies essential for providing effective library information and library technical services.

In addition to meeting the Basic Educational Requirements as described above, applicants must meet the following specialized experience as noted below.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (PG-13) or equivalent in the federal service or higher. Specialized experience may include but is not limited to: 1.) Possessing expert knowledge of library administrative support operations, such as overseeing and coordinating customer relationship management applications or tools. 2.) Development, management, or coordination of surveys, questionnaires, or other tools to assess community needs. 3.) Developing, leading, and/or supervising a diverse work group of specialized librarians and library support professionals responsible for library administrative or user support operations within a library system. 4.) Organizing, developing, implementing, formulating policy and program recommendations for a library administrative or user support programs. 5.) Serving as representative lead, or subject matter expert.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement(07/11/2022) to be considered.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Research Librarian

Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law– ranked as one of America’s Best Large Employers (Forbes Magazine 2021)!  The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.   

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Research Librarian is an essential member of the library’s Research Services team. This entry level position provides research support to faculty, reference services for library patrons, and teaches in the required legal research program.  Librarians may cover on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend reference.  This position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work with faculty and research assistants to provide research support for faculty scholarship.
  • Provide reference services to all library patrons (e.g., on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend coverage).
  • Teach sections in the required legal research program.
  • Deliver research sessions on library resources and services as needed. 
  • Participate in professional, campus, or consortial library activities.
  • Create and maintain research guides.
  • Partners with other members of the research services team to develop solutions to meet the evolving needs of the Carey Law Community

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program and a master’s degree in library or information science (or related) from an ALA accredited program completed before start date.
  • Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a law library.
  • One (1) year of related experience.
  • Experience working with faculty and/or supporting faculty scholarship.
  • Teaching experience and familiarity with different formats (e.g., in person, virtual)
  • Experience using learning management systems, video conferencing platforms, and instructional technology applications.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I. 

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three references; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by July 17, 2022.

UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact HRJobs@umaryland.edu.

 If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Technology Analyst

Location: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Originally posted on AALL Career Center

Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist with testing, configuring, updating, and troubleshooting the department’s current electronic tools, resources, and systems by working with vendors, IT, and research staff.
  • Participate in the ongoing assessment and enhancement efforts of the department to select, implement, and provide access to electronic resources.
  • Coordinates with Research Operations group regarding passwords and access related to staff arrival and departure workflows and maintaining online subscriptions.
  • Assists in administration and updating of the electronic resource management tool Onelog.
  • Monitors the workflow ticketing system and responds to user inquiries concerning electronic resource access and issues.
  • Creates and updates user awareness documentation for digital research resources, including but not limited to access instructions and troubleshooting information.
  • Works cooperatively with Research Services and other departments to promote the use of digital tools and resources to serve our users.
  • Implements and supports authentication methods as appropriate, including the use of IP authentication, password, SSO, and API technology in compliance with associated licensing agreements.
  • Assists in video production, editing, and uploading of training presentations to firm’s course site
  • Assists in providing regular updates to Research Services management and staff on the status of ongoing projects and resolution of electronic resources issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned .
  • Working hours may vary in order to support the team in all US time zones / throughout the US domestic offices.

Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) is preferred, or a master’s degree in another specialty may be considered in lieu of the MLS. A minimum of 2 years of experience in a technical or research role may be substituted for the master’s degree.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong technology and analytics skills, with attention to detail and quality of work product with demonstrated initiative, task management, organizational, and problem-solving skills to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Keen interest in innovation and technology, and ability to quickly learn new platforms and appropriate technological solutions to support changing operational goals and institutional needs.
  • Strong customer service orientation, with experience communicating with technical and non-technical peers; including excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player with diverse people.

 Preferred experience with and understanding of legal research workflow and previous experience relating to research and analysis.

Technical Proficiencies:

  • Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, OneNote, Teams, and Outlook, and familiarity with SharePoint.
  • Familiarity with video conferencing and video editing tools
  • Familiarity with legal research platforms such as Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, VitalLaw, PACER, HeinOnline, and others preferred

Position: Senior Research Analyst/Legal Researcher

Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Originally posted on AALL Career Center.

Description

Sr. Research Analyst/Legal Researcher:

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

 Please apply here: https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=410

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

  • Must be able to comply with all safety requirements in our workplace which may include provision of proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 and adherence to other safety protocols implemented.

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

Position: Research Analyst

Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Originally posted on AALL Career Center. 

Description

Research Analyst

Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a Washington, DC-based Am Law 100 law firm, is seeking a Research Analyst to join its Research & Information Services Department. The position is based in the Washington, DC office.

The Research Analyst will be responsible for incoming reference and research requests, and will participate in the general professional research services program of the Department.

 Responsibilities

 ·     Perform legal and legislative research in support of the firm’s diverse practices, ensuring that questions and projects are understood, that best sources are consulted, and that research is conducted cost efficiently and effectively.

 ·     Perform non-legal, factual background research – on corporations, industries, individuals, events, etc. – cost efficiently in support of cases and firm matters.

 ·     Analyze research results and exercise professional judgment about relevance of research materials and their inclusion in the results delivered to requesting attorneys.

 ·     Communicate results in a targeted, concise response (oral or written), appropriate to each particular request.

 ·     Participate in additional departmental initiatives including monitoring and current awareness service, training of attorneys and staff, collection and database evaluation, and other special projects as needed.

 ·     Provide deliverables to clients, directly, on request, including newsletters and regular updates.

 ·     Operate successfully as a member of the RIS team, working on projects both independently and jointly, as appropriate; delegating secondary tasks to paraprofessionals; offering assistance and guidance where necessary; and following departmental protocols and policies.

 ·     Participate in the shared rotation of reference duties.

 Qualifications

 ·       Master’s in Library Science or equivalent work experience.

 ·       JD preferred.

 ·       Knowledge of standard legal research and specialized sources.

 ·       Strong writing skills.

 ·       Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

 Success Factors

 ·       Good problem-solving skills.

 ·       Self-management skills.

 ·       Intellectual curiosity

 Work Environment

 ·      Non-smoking environment.

 ·      Able to work in a hybrid work environment. Two days a week in the office from 9:00 – 5:30pm, Monday through Friday.

 ·      Must be available to work beyond regular hours, including some weekends and evenings

 ·      Must be accessible remotely.

 ·      Must be able to work under tight deadlines and stressful situations

 ·      Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds

 ·      Must be able to comply with all safety requirements in our workplace, which may include provision of proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 and adherence to other safety protocols implemented

 Please apply here:  https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReApplicantEmail.aspx?Tag=c7a0d5a6-2d4a-479b-a92a-8fb256d69afa

 Steptoe & Johnson LLP is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any basis proscribed by applicable statutes.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Head of Reference Services
Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Salary: $78,423

*Note: All applicants must complete the online application process to be considered for this vacancy. After completing the online application, please send the following requested documents via email to claire.schatzle@mdcourts.gov:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

Closing Date: June 28, 2022

As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library. Planning is underway for a new Courts of Appeal building, which will include a new home for the State Law Library. The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.

Purpose of Role: The Head of Reference Services, in consultation with the Library Director and Library Deputy Director, manages all aspects of reference services: developing policies and procedures for reference provision, creating the monthly information desk schedule, leading regular reference staff meetings, administering the online reference management system, compiling statistical reports, and planning skills training for reference staff. The Head of Reference Services directly supervises two librarians and a reference assistant, and indirectly supervises all reference services performed by other staff. As a department director, the person in this position serves as an integral part of the Library’s management team.

NOTE: The Head of Reference Services is a full-time, permanent day shift position; however, the incumbent may be required to work an occasional evening or Saturday shift, along with other members of the reference staff, to cover absences or vacations of the librarians who normally cover those hours.

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

Experience: Five (5) years of professional law library experience, to include substantial legal reference work. Two (2) years of experience supervising staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library services, the U.S. legal system, as well as Maryland and federal government entities.
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats.
  • Knowledge and ability to exhibit reference competencies as described in the “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians,” promulgated by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA), and the “Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency” promulgated by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
  • Knowledge of best practices and trends in library collection management.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and supervise multiple projects and the work of assigned staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse group of patrons and colleagues.
  • Ability to write and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with standard office software and email systems.

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

Position: Director, Library and Learning Resources
Location: Prince George’s Community College
Salary: $84,669 – $93,136

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

JOB SUMMARY:

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

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

  • Knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of college library and tutoring services.
  • Knowledge of college library materials and resources.
  • Knowledge of issues in open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright and intellectual property.
  • Knowledge of instructional and/or curriculum design in higher educational settings and implications for online teaching.
  • Knowledge of the challenges facing the library field in the 21st century.
  • Skilled in creating and implementing college library programs and services.
  • Ability to think analytically and to develop new or revised systems, procedures, and work flow.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
  • Ability to make administrative decisions, interpret policies, and supervise staff.
  • Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, faculty, administrators, and other community agencies and the public.
  • Ability to coordinate the work of diverse people in multiple departments with differing personalities.
  • Ability to articulate a vision to move the Library forward.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and support teams to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to work with diverse college units and external partners.
  • Ability to understand barriers presented to students, including issues of functional, media, information, and technological literacy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Requirements

Must be able to work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on department needs.
Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
A limited background investigation will be conducted prior to offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

Position: Supervisory Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

If you have experience managing scientific databases and information systems and you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the National Library of Medicine (NLM)! These positions serve as Unit supervisors directing the work of others.

The NLM is recruiting for multiple Supervisory Technical Information Specialist positions.

Positions available in the following areas of the Bibliographic Services Division within NLM:

MEDLARS Management Section

This position serves as the Section Head of MEDLARS Management, overseeing the work of 5 direct reports including 4 unit supervisors and their units, totaling 29 FTE. Responsibilities include section budget and contract management, staff development, systems development, production management, production process/deadlines and user support for a variety terminology and data products, such as RxNorm, Unified Medical Language Service (UMLS), Value Set Authority Center, Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) vocabulary, and the NIH CDE Repository. The section has a lead role in supporting U.S. health data standards and interoperability, including the acquisition and distribution of leading health data standard terminologies such as SNOMED-CT and LOINC. The section serves as the United States National Release Center for SNOMED-CT.

Index Section, Bibliographic Services Division

This position serves as the Section Head of Index Section, overseeing the work of 6 directs reports including 5 unit supervisors and their units, totaling 36 staff members. Responsibilities include section budget and contract management, staff development, and systems development and production management for NLM’s lead bibliographic database, MEDLINE. This work includes the automated indexing processes and data review workflows involved in journal citation indexing and metadata assignment covered in MEDLINE. This position manages the continuing evolution of the automated indexing processes and systems used by the section, including oversight of production deadlines, review of workflow processes, and evolving staff training and development in a quickly evolving work environment.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian

Location: Mayer Brown, LLP

Overview

Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 27 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative, and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support, and development they need to grow, thrive, and realize their greatest potential.

If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness, and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Legal Information Center department in our Washington, D.C. office as a Reference Librarian. The Reference Librarian provides reference services and research assistance to all Legal Information Center users. 

Responsibilities

  • Provides reference service, information retrieval and research assistance to attorneys and professional staff in Washington DC including support for client development and marketing projects using appropriate sources and technology
  • Supports all practices, with heavy emphasis on Litigation Corporate/Finance, Government and Global Trade and Intellectual Property practices
  • Provides legal and non-legal research including public records, news, expert witness, business and company research
  • Provides current awareness services such as issue monitoring, docket monitoring and litigation alerts
  • Identifies, verifies and locates needed materials from outside sources
  • Suggests, assists, and promotes the use of online resources for the Washington office
  • Orients and trains users on online resources, and Legal Information Center applications
  • Handles reference duties as assigned and coordinates hybrid work schedule assignment with other Librarian(s)
  • Participates as member of firm-wide Legal Information Center Reference Team by providing research services to other offices through BigHand and by request. Attends Team training sessions and vendor meetings
  • Handles other department support as assigned including Interlibrary Loan administration, mail duties, PACER and other billing reconciliation, password management, updating online catalog records and general library maintenance
  • Handles reference duties in librarian’s absence; monitors weekend email request in coordination with librarian.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required to meet Firm goals and objectives

Qualifications

Education/Training/Certifications:

  • MLS or Bachelor’s degree in a related field. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of the degree when the experience has been directly related to the functions of the job

Professional Experience:

  • Three or more years of relevant experience in the Legal Information Center of a law firm or corporate setting may be acceptable

Technical Skills:

  • Must have relevant experience in a law firm or corporate environment and electronic dissemination of materials
  • Substantial CALR research experience including Westlaw, Lexis, PACER, Bloomberglaw and Vitallaw
  • Must have relevant knowledge of all aspects of legal research, including international law, non-legal sources, public records and corporate research
  • Must have demonstrated familiarity with legal and non-legal sources
  • Experience with, or ability to learn, all other Legal Information Center application packages highly desirable. LIC applications include FactSet, Intelligize, ProQuest, IPO Vital Signs, ThomsonOne/Refinative
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products

Performance Traits:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm and outside vendors
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment and effectively support the demanding needs of the Firm
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines with shifting priorities
  • Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative
  • Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs and exercise independent judgment
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion
  • Exercises creative approach to research, with solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work remotely in a fast-paced hybrid environment, both collaboratively and independently

Physical Requirements:

  • May require occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs.
  • Extensive keyboarding required.
  • Duties may require stooping, bending, lifting boxes and pushing full Legal Information Center carts and may involve sitting for long periods of time.

The above is a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.

The Firm may modify and amend this job description at any time at its sole discretion. Nothing herein creates a contract of employment or otherwise modifies the at-will nature of employment.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401 (k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO), as well as opportunities for professional development and growth. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Five Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Benelux, France & Italy Section, African, Latin American & Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger.
The incumbent for this position will work a full-time, flextime work schedule.
The is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The position description number for this position is 058498.

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

This position is located in the US/Anglo Division in the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger.

Duties

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The incumbent for this position will work a full-time, flextime work schedule.
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.

Catalogs a variety of materials, particularly serials, electronic resources and government documents, 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. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules.

Manages and completes the acquisitions process for serials, electronic resources and government documents, whether through purchase, gift or transfer. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in information systems. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Interacts with vendors and publishers in the acquisition of serials subscriptions and electronic resources, including negotiating license agreements. 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 ensure cross-organizational effectiveness. Determines availability of funds, reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.

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

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

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

Position: Librarian (Legal and Legislative Research)
Location: Office of Chief Counsel, Associate Chief Counsel (Finance and Management, Library Division), IRS
Salary: $74,950 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America’s taxpayers fairly and with integrity by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the internal revenue laws and the highest quality legal advice and representation for the IRS. It is a great place to work with an excellent benefits package and family-friendly atmosphere.

Duties

As a Librarian (Legal and Legislative Research), you will:

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

This is not an all-inclusive list. If selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform the duties of the position, and will receive training to help you grow in the position.

Position: Librarian of the Court
Location: Library at the Supreme Court
Salary: $203,700

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Closing Date: Friday, 06/24/2022, 11:59 PM EDT

Please note that this vacancy has a limit of 200 applicants. The job opportunity announcement will automatically close if that limit is reached prior to the closing date.

Duties

As a Statutory Officer of the Supreme Court of the United States (28 U.S.C. §674), the Librarian is a senior Court administrator with responsibility for managing the Supreme Court Library, its 27 employees and a collection of more than 600,000 volumes. The responsibilities of the position include direction of in-depth research; collection development in print and electronic formats; space planning and collection maintenance; the library’s budget; and library technology planning and implementation that encompasses an integrated library system, in-house information products and databases, and a developing digitization program. The Librarian works with the Counselor to the Chief Justice, Clerk of the Court, Marshal of the Court, and Reporter of Decisions as one of five statutory Court officers. The Librarian reports to the Chief Justice and the Court.

Position: Account Executive
Location: Library Systems & Services

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

LAC Federal is a leading provider of information management services to the federal government. We are seeking an Account Executive to build and maintain active relationships with federal clients. The Account Executive will be responsible for overseeing project execution by coordinating with LAC Federal project managers, on-site staff, and clients. This position is based in the DC area and includes both remote work as well as local travel. This is a full-time permanent position with benefits. This is an ideal position for individuals seeking to grow professionally while being part of a fun and growing team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engage with clients to build strong working relationships and successful projects
  • Oversee contract execution and delivery
  • Manage multiple clients and projects/tasks
  • Maintain accurate records for project reporting and budgets
  • Use knowledge of client needs and LAC capabilities to propose solutions
  • Local travel within the DC metro area is required to support client engagement activities

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, or related field
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to customer satisfaction
  • Related experience working with or managing federal accounts preferred
  • Experience in information science, libraries, knowledge management a plus

Six Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian

Location: Library of Congress

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs

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

The position description number for this position is 012537.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Duties

Reviews a wide variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources for new items and sources for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas of subject or geographic responsibility.  Assignments may involve novel or obscure subject matter and the description and organization of material in multiple languages and writing systems.

Determines the quality and usefulness of materials acquired from worldwide sources. Interprets the contents and advises on the organization and presentation of both current and retrospective collections in a multiplicity of formats. Plans and executes a strategy for storage, preservation and service.

Provides comprehensive reference, research, advisory, evaluative and instructional services to individuals and groups. Responds to a full range of complex or difficult inquiries, including those in new or highly specialized fields of knowledge and those involving historical materials that are difficult to identify or locate.

Plans and implements acquisitions projects. Applies extensive knowledge of acquisitions policies and research trends to implement or modify standard library practices related to acquisitions of a wide variety of library materials.

Selects new materials in all formats for the collection. Makes authoritative evaluations and recommendations on new collection items and source selection in multiple subject areas and in all formats. Prepares justifications for acquiring new or additional materials. Determines the need for new subscriptions and renewals. Participates in efforts to acquire items by gift. Examines unsolicited materials to determine whether they should be added to the library’s collection.

Prepares research guides and bibliographic aids on specific topics of recognized client interest and in broad, multi-faceted subjects based on research and analysis in a recognized academic field or area of specialization. Responds to a full range of complex or difficult research inquiries.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

At present, the Library of Congress will not enforce an earlier policy to require all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, employees are required to certify their vaccination status, which is used to plan and implement workplace safety protocols, such as those related to mask-wearing, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. Upon request, new hires may be required to show proof of vaccination to the Health Services Division. Library employees who are not vaccinated may be required to undergo testing for COVID-19 every seven days.

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.

Qualifications

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

Knowledge of library and information science principles, concepts, tools and techniques to perform library functions and carry out library programs.**

Ability to provide consultation or liaison services.**

Ability to provide research and reference services.

Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.

Ability to develop and/or manage materials in library collections.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

A.  Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;

or

B.  A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.

Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Position: Cataloging Specialist / Problems Resolution Officer

Location: Library of Congres

Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs. 

This position is located in the Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.

The position description number for this position is 013198.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Duties

The position serves as the Cataloging Specialist/Problems Resolution Officer (CS/PRO) for the Collections Management Division (CMD). The CS/PRO works under the very general administrative guidance of the Assistant Chief, consults with the Assistant Chief on matters of policy or changes in procedures, and regularly reports to the Chief on the status of projects.

Under broad guidelines established by the CMD Chief and Assistant Chief, the incumbent is principally responsible for: serving as CMD’s expert in resolving cataloging and other access point issues with the collection; coordinating collections projects, studies or surveys which will further the retrievability of general collections and other collections as assigned; serving as the key planner for transferring collections off-site; serving as the CMD liaison to the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate (ABA), especially the Policy, Training, and Cooperative Programs Division (PTCP) on a wide array of activities, many of which are of a Library-wide scope; providing training to CMD staff and others assigned in issues of retrievability and cataloging; and working closely in the digital arena as such projects relate to inventory control, proper metadata; and overall access to the collections and content contained therein. Projects may include: surveying the general collections to identify problems in access points/retrievability; working with custodial units, in planning for and implementing the transfer of collections off-site; and in working with other units to establish/implement policies that address critical areas for CMD, e.g. cataloging, storage and retention of miniatures, collections level cataloging material, spec format and lesser-known languages. The incumbent may be assigned temporarily to any division in the Directorate to assist with special projects, while organizationally reporting to the Assistant Chief, CMD.

The incumbent’s broad involvement with the cataloging and access requires that the individual possess an expert knowledge of the breadth and scope of the general collections; an in-depth knowledge of the Library’s cataloging program and practices (descriptive, subject, shelflisting, etc.) as it relates to the general collections and other collections as assigned; and the ability to establish training programs and train staff at all levels. Because the Division plays a key role in establishing a positive image of the Library’s ability to provide effective service of its collections, the incumbent develops and assists in the implementation of programs to enhance the maintenance and security of the general collections. The incumbent works independently but may be assisted in special assignments by other Division officials having unique expertise in relevant areas.

Serves as a cataloging expert in a subject area or format. Solves highly complex problems impacting access to the general collections and other collections as assigned, utilizing cataloging expertise. Problems to be addressed are identified through a variety of sources including incumbent’s own projects and studies; referral from units Library-wide (CMD continues to serve as a clearing house for retrievability problems); and through the Inventory Control Programs.

Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects. Directs and shapes the character and overall nature of projects. Oversees project from conception through development, production, and introduction to the intended audience. Coordinates and directs the work of others for specific tasks as necessary for the completion of product development, marketing projects, public programs, or other events. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures. Manages a variety of functions simultaneously and with flexibility to work under competing demands and deadlines. May serve on committees and other groups involved in investigating new technologies and their possible application to library programs.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. Offers suggestions and advice on issues related to access and cataloging practices throughout the Division. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience.

Organizes, develops, and schedules training projects for a wide variety of programs related to cataloging and collections access, primarily for the 100+ staff members in CMD.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

At present, the Library of Congress will not enforce an earlier policy to require all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, employees are required to certify their vaccination status, which is used to plan and implement workplace safety protocols, such as those related to mask-wearing, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. Upon request, new hires may be required to show proof of vaccination to the Health Services Division. Library employees who are not vaccinated may be required to undergo testing for COVID-19 every seven days.

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.

Qualifications

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

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of cataloging and inventory management.**

Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.**

Ability to analyze cataloging problems that impact retrievability of collections and take corrective action to resolve issues.**

Ability to plan, develop and execute library programs and projects.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison services.

Ability to develop and provide training.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Position: Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

Location: The Catholic University of America

Salary: $56,000 – $60,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian performs and manages the creation, maintenance and enrichment of metadata representing the University Libraries digital, physical and virtual collections of resources.

  • Perform original and complex copy cataloging for print and non-print materials using local and national standards including MARC, other metadata schema, and Library of Congress classification.
  • Work collaboratively with other units to develop, implement and evaluate procedures, standards and workflows relating to cataloging and metadata creation.
  • Coordinate review, manipulation and batch loading of metadata for books, ebooks, streaming media, and other digital objects into library systems.
  • Participate, as a professional member in the University Libraries with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning, including: involvement in committees and special ad hoc projects; establishment and maintenance of communication with faculty and patrons in other areas of the university; provision of information and access to information resources; and contribution to the library profession and engagement in professional development activities.

Requirements

Master’s degree required with a minimum of three (3) years of substantial professional experience in cataloging and description of library materials in print and electronic formats in an academic library. Experience with materials published in a variety of formats. Experience with an integrated online library system and major bibliographic utility (OCLC). Knowledge of current trends and new developments in library technical services. Working knowledge of cataloging practice and standards including MARC and RDA. 

Position: Instruction & Outreach Librarian

Location: The Catholic University of America

Salary: $57,000 – $62,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The position of Instruction and Outreach Librarian has distinct, but related functions:

  • The librarian is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating the University Libraries library instruction programs including: integrating information literacy into the university curriculum; coordinating the library’s instructional programs for on-campus and remote users; training library staff in best practices for instruction; serving as the training coordinator and instructional design consultant for the University Libraries.
  • The librarian is responsible for hiring, training, and supervising two Graduate Library Preprofessionals (GLP); overseeing the hiring, training, and supervising of part-time + student employees by GLPs; overseeing all activities and interactions that take place at the Information Desk; adjusting and updating policies and procedures for that unit; and managing (selection, withdrawal, etc.) the reference collections.

Requirements

A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution is required. Additional academic experience in instructional design and research methods is strongly preferred. Three (3) to four (4) years of demonstrated experience planning and developing in-person and online instructional sessions, as well as two (2) to three (3) years of experience in both library instruction and reference services are required.

Position: STEM Research & Instruction Librarian

Location: The Catholic University of America

Salary: $58,000 – $60,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The STEM Research and Instruction Librarian will provide library instruction, research services, and collection development for designated subject areas. This position serves as the liaison librarian to the School of Engineering, the Conway School of Nursing, and to the departments of Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. This position operates as part of a team of research and instruction librarians responsible for engaging students and faculty in using the collections and services available in the University Libraries. As appropriate, the librarian collaborates and partners with campus groups, such as the Center for Teaching Excellence and outside groups, such as the Washington Research Library Consortium.

Requirements

ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent required; secondary degree in a STEM discipline and at least one (1) to two (2) year of experience working in a college or university library, particularly those serving scientists or engineers.

Position: Supervisor, Library

Location: Bush School DC, Texas A&M University (Washington, D.C.)

Salary: $60,000

Originally posted on SLA Careers. 

Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

The Bush School of Government and Public Service, https://bush.tamu.edu, was founded in 1997, under President George H.W. Bush’s philosophy that public service is a noble calling. Since then, the Bush School has continued to reflect that notion in curriculum, research, and student experience as the Bush School prepares students to become principled leaders in their fields and to reflect the value of public service throughout their careers.

 What we want

Texas A&M University has opened a teaching site in Washington, D.C. just blocks from the White House. Our inaugural program features The Bush School of Government and Public Service, with plans for participation by other schools and colleges down the road. The Supervisor, Library is responsible for the overall operation of Bush School DC Library, including, providing library services and access to students, faculty, and staff at the Bush School DC teaching site. This position will provide the most advanced customer support and complex library functions to clients at this location, including circulation, interlibrary lending (ILL), reserves and resources access. It will also provide expert instructional support for courses and assignments, in collaboration with the Policy Sciences & Economics Library (PSEL) Coordinator. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

 What you need to know

This position is located in Washington, D.C. Position hours are 10:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday. A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume.

Responsibilities:

  • Bush School DC Library Management – Manages DC operations including services related to circulation, document delivery/ILL and reserves, including questions about fines and quick resolution of the various service queues. Instructs library patrons on how to access electronic resources such as databases and electronic journals as well as how to use of Library’s catalog. Provides support for a range of in-depth, specialized questions in research resources and   databases. Oversees resolution of difficult questions and explains library policies and procedures on all areas of DC operations, making referrals to librarians or other units as appropriate. Maintains an atmosphere that promotes customer satisfaction and actively demonstrates Library customer service standards. Provides explanations and instructions for employees from collaborating units. Analyzes and organizes operations and determines problem resolutions. Researches and gathers information for projects. Develops custom reports based on the needs of the libraries and the Bush School. Collaborates with PSEL staff to Documents and resolves procedural or customer issues and meets the library and information needs of the Bush School. Is responsible for DC Library space including closing facility per DC procedures to ensure building is secure. Acts as a proctor of building in event of emergencies, if an official        building proctor is not present. Monitors DC Library supply needs and make purchase requests.
  • Collection Management – Oversees and manages the collection maintenance, including shelving of books daily, periodic shelf reading and projects such as shifting, removing/adding items to collection. Manages requests for purchase titles by placing orders through GOBI and routing to PSEL library in Texas. Places new materials orders for DC Library and the Bush School DC location, including subscriptions.
  • Reserves Operations – Coordinates all aspects of production. Coordinates the maintenance and quality control of course reserve and textbook materials at DC Library including electronic reserves and print materials. Works with other units in the library to request purchase of materials needed for course reserves, streaming of videos etc. Maintains procedures guide on course reserves. Liaises with instructional faculty on matters related to course reserves. Submits requests for copyrighted material usage to Evans library staff. Supervises process to take materials off reserve at the end of semesters. Implements appropriate changes to reserves operations. Maintains full knowledge of Library Reserves System and the best practices used in    other library units.
  • Instructional Support – Builds rapport with instructional faculty on matters regarding how to support their teaching and courses through library resources and access. Assists PSEL Coordinator to identify library materials, open access materials, linked materials or OERs in lieu of print textbooks to support the curriculum in DC. Works with PSEL Coordinator and Program Manager, Academic Affairs, to support class and program learning outcomes to               promote information literacy and student research skills related to finding, evaluating, and using information effectively. Gives basic library orientations for incoming students, including introduction using web sites, finding books and journals, and setting up Get It for Me or Reserves access. Collaborates with PSEL coordinator to provide instructional sessions. Creates guides or tutorials to support specific classes and student research questions. Performs other     duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Interested applicants should apply through Texas A&M’s job board:

https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/details/Supervisor–Library_R-045625?q=Supervisor,%20Library

Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

Requirements

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years of related experience in a public, academic, or specialized library or archive

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of email and complex library online research database searches and/or processing
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to work independently
  • Basic keyboarding skills and knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Expert knowledge of library functions and expert knowledge of unit functions
  • Strong communication, planning and interpersonal skills with strong attention to detail, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of specialized library transaction management software
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex library records.

Other Requirements or Other Factors:

  • Position hours are 10:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday
  • Ability to move medium weight boxes, books, heavy book truck or similar items
  • Ability to handle material which can contain dust or microscopic mold spores

Preferred Experience:

  • More than two years of related experience in a public, academic, or specialized library or archive

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • ALA Library Support Staff Certification

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a Washington, DC-based Am Law 100 law firm, is seeking a Research Analyst to join its Research & Information Services Department. The position is based in the Washington, DC office.

The Research Analyst will be responsible for incoming reference and research requests, and will participate in the general professional research services program of the Department.

Responsibilities

· Perform legal and legislative research in support of the firm’s diverse practices, ensuring that questions and projects are understood, that best sources are consulted, and that research is conducted cost efficiently and effectively.

· Perform non-legal, factual background research – on corporations, industries, individuals, events, etc. – cost efficiently in support of cases and firm matters.

· Analyze research results and exercise professional judgment about relevance of research materials and their inclusion in the results delivered to requesting attorneys.

· Communicate results in a targeted, concise response (oral or written), appropriate to each particular request.

· Participate in additional departmental initiatives including monitoring and current awareness service, training of attorneys and staff, collection and database evaluation, and other special projects as needed.

· Provide deliverables to clients, directly, on request, including newsletters and regular updates.

· Operate successfully as a member of the RIS team, working on projects both independently and jointly, as appropriate; delegating secondary tasks to paraprofessionals; offering assistance and guidance where necessary; and following departmental protocols and policies.

· Participate in the shared rotation of reference duties.

Please see the full job description and apply here: https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReApplicantEmail.aspx?Tag=50518263-25bd-4a51-8ac4-3dd8c1f4fd62

Position: Librarian (Acquisition)
Location: Government Accountability Office, Applied Research and Methods Team, Center for Library Science

Full vacancy announcement on USAJobs.

This position is located in Applied Research and Methods, Center for Library Science. The ARM professionals are experts in designing and executing appropriate methodologies that help GAO reports and other documents improve government operations; and offers expertise in many areas including cost analysis; engagement design; economics; data analysis; evaluation; library research and literature review; science; statistics surveys; technology; engineering; and IT.

Duties
As a Librarian (Acquisition), PT-1410-2 your typical work assignments may include the following:

Develops and translates requests for various types of information or data into specific requirements and work statements. Supports the management of the acquisitions workflow consistent with timelines and guidance as outlined by GAO Acquisition Management. Maintains accurate acquisitions records, completes invoice payments, processes claims and replacements for missing items, and works with General Counsel to review and negotiate license agreements.
Serves as the primary approving official for CLS purchase cardholders to make necessary purchases. Works the Agency Program Coordinator to maintain all documentation of purchases and reconcile monthly statements. Completes all required training and stays abreast of changes.
Serves as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and supports the Senior Acquisitions Librarian in making purchases of legal, business, news, financial and other information and data sources. Completes complex acquisitions of information and data for the agency while meeting budgetary targets.
Identifies new channels for procurement of library materials. Applies knowledge of current issues and trends in acquisitions and the publishing industry to improve services. Evaluates and recommends acquiring library materials and products to enhance operations and accomplish work to meet GAO needs and budget. Identifies significant gaps in the library collection and acquires materials needed to support the GAO mission.
Works with vendors to identify product availability and pricing, negotiates pricing when appropriate.

Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
Completion of a probationary period is required.
Completion of a financial disclosure statement is required.
You must possess, or obtain and maintain, either upon or within 30 days of appointment, a Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer’s Representative (FAC-COR) Level I Certificate.
Qualifications
You must meet all qualifications by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

Specialized Experience:

Applicants must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower band or level equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal Service, or comparable private or public sector experience which has equipped you with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as managing library acquisition services for a federal library or information center with one or more areas of agency interest (e.g. law, legislative activity and procedures, accounting and finance, economics, health service, national defense, and/or natural resources); and evaluating and acquiring electronic resources in support of research.

Basic Requirement:

In addition to the specialized experience, Applicants must also meet the education and/or experience requirements for the librarian series 1410, as follows:

1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree.

OR

A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
Education
See qualification section

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. Most foreign education is not accredited by an accrediting body that is recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Smithsonian Institute

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

SLA captures, preserves and shares with the public the history of the institution. This position reports to the Assistant Director, SLA Discovery Services, and works closely with Research Services staff to support the research lifecycle and needs and sets policies and practices for access and use of digital and print collection materials in the Libraries.

Duties
Manages resource sharing operations from discovery to delivery.
Monitors trends and best practices in resource sharing management. Participates and attends meetings and workshops to monitor developments and changes in professional standards and practices.

Manages SLA circulation. Sets workflows, policy, and standards for circulating materials within the Smithsonian, and externally to borrowing institutional partners.

The incumbent: develops position descriptions; establishes performance requirements and evaluates performance; initiates or recommends personnel actions; recruits and makes recommendations for hiring staff; and fosters the professional growth and development of staff.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
May need to complete a Probationary Period
Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
Conditions of Employment

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS:

For the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccination requirements and its impact on your application, click on Smithsonian Institution’s Frequently Asked Questions.

Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions on OPM website.

Qualifications
BASIC Requirements:

Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;

or

A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements applicant must also meet specialized experience for this position.

Specialized Experience: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as managing an Access, Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and/or Resource Sharing unit or department that performs the circulation, access, and interlibrary library loan processes for research library collection materials. Such experience could include implementing new rules and processes into existing workflows, completing large scale data clean up or transition projects, and working with colleagues to initiate and complete new services and programs.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

Or Education: If there is an Education substitution please input the requirement here. If there is no Education substitution please delete this section and the one below.

Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the “Required Documents” section of this announcement.

Education
Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;

or

A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

Position: Part Time Reference Librarian
Location: American University

Get to Know American University

At American University we value open and honest inquiry, servant leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We envision a thriving AU community where individuals of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and outcomes prevail.

Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally recognized faculty are today’s thought leaders in the areas of public policy, law, the arts, communications, international development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented, and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for creating change through our knowledge and our work.

Learn more about American University by clicking here.

Summary/Objective
The primary responsibilities are to provide research assistance to a diverse user population in the use of the online discovery system, 500+ databases, and the print collection; partner with writing studies faculty to teach introductory-level information literacy skills to undergraduates; provide email, FAQ, and chat research assistance services; contribute to ongoing and special projects related to research assistance and/or teaching services; and perform other research assistance and instructional services as needed.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
General days and hours include: set schedule of 10-15 total hours/week primarily scheduled in 3-4 shifts on Monday through Friday 10:00 am and 6:00 pm (specific schedule negotiable), with additional voluntary hours possible on an as-needed basis.

Onsite presence is required.

Salary Range
$18.00-$21.00/hr

Required Education and Experience
ALA-accredited M.L.S., plus academic or equivalent reference or public services experience.
Experience working with online information resources.
Experience providing research assistance to a variety of users in an academic or other library setting.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently and collegially.
Preferred Education and Experience
Experience teaching in-person and online.
Experience providing in-depth research assistance using online information resources.
Familiarity with a variety of technology and online tools, e.g. calendar, browser, email, spreadsheet, word processing, and meeting tools
Experience providing research assistance in a variety of formats, including in-person, email, and/or online chat
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
Benefits

AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University’s unique benefit options.

Current American University Employees

If you are a current employee at American University, please log into AsuccessfulU through the myAU portal. Once in AsuccessfulU, please select the Careers tile which will take you to our internal career page.

Contact Us

For more information or assistance with the American University careers site, email theworkline@american.edu.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Associate Dean. Library & Technology
Location: George Mason University Law Library

Originally posted on AALL Careers.

Description

About the Position:

The George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, invites applications for the Associate Dean, Library & Technology. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The Associate Dean, Library & Technology has the responsibility and accountability for the administration and development of the law library and technology services for the law school, including the wise stewardship of the budget and outstanding leadership of the library and technology services staff. The Associate Dean, Library & Technology is responsible for effectively conveying the goals and needs of the library and technology services to the law school administration and acting as the library’s main representative in maintaining satisfactory relationships with key constituents, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the Mason community on library and technology-related issues.

Key qualifications for this position include appropriate academic qualifications, excellent communications skills, excellent strategic planning, a willingness to advocate for the library and technology services, a tendency toward a collaborative and supportive leadership style, enthusiasm for assessing and implementing new technology, and a commitment to fostering excellence in librarianship and the law library profession. The Associate Dean shall have knowledge of and experience in law library administration sufficient to support the program of legal education at the law school and to enable the law school to operate in compliance with the American Bar Association Standards.

Requirements

Responsibilities:

Exercises management and oversight of the library’s budget through establishing financial priorities of the library, tracking library expenditures, and approving all library operations and personnel expenditures;
Oversees all library personnel matters through initial approval of all hiring decisions, hiring pay rates, pay increases, reclassification requests, and performance evaluations. Provides resolution/mediation of employee disputes and grievances as needed;
Responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the library’s services to faculty, students, staff, alumni and the local bar;
Has primary responsibility for management of the law school’s ITS team and works closely with Mason ITS to assure that ITS provides the highest quality service and support to the law school. Oversees technology purchases including hardware and software. Advises the Dean in the identification, development, and implementation of new information technologies and services in order to support the educational and research needs of faculty, students, and staff;
Oversees the library staff’s collaboration with and participation in the law school’s Legal Research, Writing & Analysis Program;
Works closely with the law school’s leadership team on the development of the law school’s computing environment including faculty/staff desktops, student labs, classroom technology, local servers, and the network;
Works with the law school’s executive team and the team’s communications lead to develop, grow and improve the law school website;
Communicates library policies and procedures, as established by the Assistant/Associate Dean and the Dean in consultation with faculty, to the library’s users. Responds to user complaints and questions. Periodically surveys users on their satisfaction with services;
Responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the library’s collection so that it will effectively support the teaching and research activities of the Law School;
Responsible for seeing that the library makes optimum use of its physical facilities and that the physical facilities are properly maintained. Communicates to the Law School administration the library’s space needs;
Attends regular faculty meetings. Serves on the Library Faculty and Technology Committee. Assists in faculty recruitment by describing the library’s collection and services to candidates;
Participates in the work of university committees and regional and national professional associations as requested and as assigned by the Dean;
Serves as an active member of the Dean’s executive team in the overall operation of the law school; and
Performs related duties as required.
Required Qualifications:

MLS and JD from ALA and ABA accredited schools and substantial experience in Law Library administration; strong service orientation; highly knowledgeable in computer applications and technologies employed in law schools today.
For Additional Information and to Apply:

https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/54015
For full consideration apply by 5/24/2022

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Open Scholarship Librarian (LIB-3536)
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on SLA Careers.

Position

Towson Universitys Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual
to serve as the Open Scholarship Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide expert guidance in contemporary scholarly communication issues including authors rights, open access, research & publication lifecycles, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. They will devise and maintain a strategy for increasing the pipeline of scholarly content for deposit in TUs library-managed institutional repository ScholarWorks@Towson with the goal of increasing usage of the repository. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Relevant experience, preferably in an academic environment or in publishing. Familiarity with scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and academic publishing trends. Strong creative vision and ability to lead innovative initiatives and services. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaboration working with diverse audiences and colleagues throughout the library and beyond. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Ability to meet the Universitys criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide guidance in contemporary scholarly communications issues including authors rights, open access, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. Serves as an advocate for open access publishing within the library and across the broader campus community. Develops, implements, markets, and promotes established and new open scholarship and scholarly communication programs. Develops and implements a training program for liaison librarians on issues of scholarly communication and open scholarship. Advises faculty, students, and staff on issues regarding open and equitable scholarly communication. Builds a network of campus and system-wide partners for supporting the research lifecycle. Investigates the possibility of improved publishing support systems. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

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

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System . TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

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

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3536.

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

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Position: Systems and Instruction Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland Baltimore

Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law– ranked this year as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes Magazine)! The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Systems and Instruction Librarian is an essential member of the Collection Services team and is responsible for managing the integrated library system (ILS) and other information systems (e.g., proxy service, resource sharing, discovery platforms). This position also oversees the management of library electronic resources ensuring sustainable, intuitive, and accurate access. Librarians cover on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend reference as well as teach in the required legal research program. This position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion.

Essential Responsibilities:

Serves as the administrator and technical lead for the library’s ILS and other collection management and discovery systems.
Maintains library electronic resources across multiple platforms.
Ensures effective access to the library’s collection in all formats through high-quality metadata and discovery services.
Leads the development of systems policies and procedures as needed to ensure efficient use and management of library information systems.
Manages incoming data feeds (e.g., acquisitions and other data, bibliographic records, holdings and item data, patron data).
Adapts information systems and resources in support of evolving demands and priorities.
Gathers and reports statistics and data from library information systems to inform decisions related to library services and resources.
Oversees database maintenance to improve the functionality of library systems, services, and collections.
Participates in professional, campus, and/or consortial library activities.
Provides reference services to all library patrons.
Teaches in the required legal research program.
Develops solutions within the context of library information systems and resources to meet the evolving needs of the Carey Law Community.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program and a master’s degree in library or information science (or related) from an ALA accredited program
Demonstrated interest in integrated library systems, content management platforms, and/or other discovery systems
Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, adapt to change, and execute change management strategies and communication plans
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in a law library
Experience managing an integrated library system, a content management system, and/or other discovery systems
Knowledge of established and recent industry trends in search, discovery, and delivery systems
Experience with ILS migration
Ability to perform original cataloging when necessary
Teaching experience and familiarity with different instruction formats (e.g., in person, virtual)
Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three references; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by May 19, 2022.

Position: Associate Director for Collections and Information Discovery
Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland Baltimore

Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law– ranked this year as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes Magazine)! The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Associate Director for Collections & Information Discovery is an essential member of the library’s leadership team, providing input on strategic directions for the law library and programs. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, this position oversees the day-to-day management for the teams responsible for information discovery in all formats (e.g., technical services, access services, resources sharing, systems).

This position contributes expertise to library and campus committees, participates in local, regional, and national organizations; and participates in and represents the law library within the context of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) working groups.

In order to maintain a nuanced understanding of the needs of the Carey Law community, this position will include approximately 1-2 hours on the reference desk per week. This position will also participate in the required legal research instruction program.

Essential Responsibilities:

Participate in regular planning with the law library’s leadership team
Directly and indirectly supervise four full-time allied professionals, two full-time librarians, part-time staff, and student workers
Responsible for evaluating and mentoring direct reports
Within budgetary parameters, acquire materials in all formats, ensuring the library’s collection effectively supports the diverse and evolving needs of the law school community
Forecast trends and changes in acquisitions expenditures
Conduct cost and use studies, along with weeding, cancellation, and collection maintenance projects as appropriate
Serve as point-person for licensing resources, negotiating contracts, and resolving disputes with vendors
Gather accurate and comprehensive statistics about library resources and their usage to ensure that patrons are well-served, to maximize the library’s budget, and to participate in benchmarking projects
Oversee all resource sharing activities and policies
Teach in the required legal research program
Responsible for developing solutions within the context of collections & information discovery to meet the evolving needs of the Carey Law community

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program and a master’s degree in library or information science (or related) from an ALA accredited program
Four years post-MLS professional library experience
Two years supervisory experience, and strong supervisory skills
Experience with the application of new and emerging technologies in library environments
Record of creativity in problem-solving, and open-mindedness in decision-making
Strong project management skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to prepare and explain reports (e.g., budget, usage statistics)
Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues
Enthusiasm for innovation and user-centered services
Participation in professional, campus, and/or consortial library activities
Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments
Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with an ILS migration
Academic law library experience
Teaching experience and familiarity with different instruction formats (e.g., in person, virtual)
Experience using learning management systems, content management systems, video conferencing platforms, and instructional technology applications
Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three references; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by May 19, 2022.

UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact HRJobs@umaryland.edu.

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

One Position; Maryland

Position: Assistant Law Librarian
Location: Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland
Salary: $48,566 – $80,086

Class Code: 007414
Grade: 18 (Exempt)
Salary Range: $48,566- $80,086
Closing Date: June 3, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Montgomery County Circuit Court Employment Application
A Writing Prompt is required. Write about a time that you had an innovative solution to a workplace problem.
CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Personnel Class Specification
Assistant Law Librarian
DEFINITION OF CLASS
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.
Circuit Court employees are at-will employees and serve at the discretion of the Administrative Judge. This means that either an employee, or the court, may terminate the employee relationship at any time, with or without cause. There are no contractual relationships between the Circuit Court and an employee; letters, benefit or policy statements, performance evaluation, handbooks, or other employee communications should not be interpreted as such. The at-will relationship remains in full force and effect notwithstanding any statements to the contrary made by court personnel or set forth in any documents.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
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 the Law Librarian 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 in person, via email, and via phone.
• 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 using Excel 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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Ability to work a full-time standard work schedule (8-hour day) between 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday) with flexibility to accommodate any necessary meetings or occasional schedule changes.
• Maintain a regular, punctual and reliable level of attendance.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
• High attention to detail.
• Demonstrate an even temperament and high level-interpersonal skills when handling sensitive and high-stress situations as well as when developing collaborative and professional working relationships with court personnel and the public.
• Ability to make decisions based on good judgment, established policies and experience.
• Display decisiveness and creativity in situations involving management of the library, including evaluating information.
• Knowledge of library science, including current methods in such areas as reference, acquisition, collection development, programming and technical services.
• Ability to provide thorough and accurate informational and research assistance to the public, legal community, judges and court personnel.
• Ability to use desktop technologies, including Microsoft Office programs like Excel and PowerPoint.
• Knowledge of legal databases such as Lexis, Westlaw and other online research resources.
• Experience using various integrated library system functions such as cataloging and serials, EOS preferred.
• Knowledge of Maryland’s court and legal systems.
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
• Ability to lift and transport 25 pounds, climb stairs and shelve books.
• Ability to set priorities and handle multiple, concurrent duties and responsibilities.
• Willingness to become a Maryland Notary Public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited university with three years of public or law library experience, or Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an accredited university and one-year public or law library experience.
• Knowledge of current public law library practices, services, patrons, resources, equipment and technology.
• One year of supervisory experience.
• Excellent organizational and customer service skills are of the highest priority as well as competence and temperament to communicate with the legal community, court personnel and the public in a fast-paced environment.
• Superior writing skills and command of English.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted with several years of experience in a court law library.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Acquisition)
Location: Government Accountability Office
Salary: $87,791 – $139,534

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

This position is located in Applied Research and Methods, Center for Library Science. The ARM professionals are experts in designing and executing appropriate methodologies that help GAO reports and other documents improve government operations; and offers expertise in many areas including cost analysis; engagement design; economics; data analysis; evaluation; library research and literature review; science; statistics surveys; technology; engineering; and IT.
As a Librarian (Acquisition), PT-1410-2 your typical work assignments may include the following:

Develops and translates requests for various types of information or data into specific requirements and work statements. Supports the management of the acquisitions workflow consistent with timelines and guidance as outlined by GAO Acquisition Management. Maintains accurate acquisitions records, completes invoice payments, processes claims and replacements for missing items, and works with General Counsel to review and negotiate license agreements.
Serves as the primary approving official for CLS purchase cardholders to make necessary purchases. Works the Agency Program Coordinator to maintain all documentation of purchases and reconcile monthly statements. Completes all required training and stays abreast of changes.
Serves as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and supports the Senior Acquisitions Librarian in making purchases of legal, business, news, financial and other information and data sources. Completes complex acquisitions of information and data for the agency while meeting budgetary targets.
Identifies new channels for procurement of library materials. Applies knowledge of current issues and trends in acquisitions and the publishing industry to improve services. Evaluates and recommends acquiring library materials and products to enhance operations and accomplish work to meet GAO needs and budget. Identifies significant gaps in the library collection and acquires materials needed to support the GAO mission.
Works with vendors to identify product availability and pricing, negotiates pricing when appropriate.
Qualifications
You must meet all qualifications by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

Specialized Experience:

Applicants must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower band or level equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal Service, or comparable private or public sector experience which has equipped you with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as managing library acquisition services for a federal library or information center with one or more areas of agency interest (e.g. law, legislative activity and procedures, accounting and finance, economics, health service, national defense, and/or natural resources); and evaluating and acquiring electronic resources in support of research.

Basic Requirement:

In addition to the specialized experience, Applicants must also meet the education and/or experience requirements for the librarian series 1410, as follows:

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

Selective Placement Factor:

In addition to the specialized experience and basic requirements, applicant must meet the following selective placement factor:

Applicants must hold at minimum an active FAC-COR Level I certification. (copy of certification must be included with application)

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

This position is located in the Social Sciences Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

Performs various other duties as assigned.
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Conditions of Employment

At present, the Library of Congress will not enforce an earlier policy to require all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, employees are required to certify their vaccination status, which is used to plan and implement workplace safety protocols, such as those related to mask-wearing, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. Upon request, new hires may be required to show proof of vaccination to the Health Services Division. Library employees who are not vaccinated may be required to undergo testing for COVID-19 every seven days.

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.

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

Knowledge of library metadata rules, practices, and procedures.**

Ability to use library software applications, integrated library platforms, or other information technologies.**

Knowledge of at least one of the following subject areas: Social Sciences, Psychology, or Business and Economics.**

Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret data related to cataloging library materials.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison services.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Position: Research Specialist
Location: Orrick, Herrington &Sutcliffe LLP

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Description

Research Specialist
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Location: Any US Office – Hybrid or Remote
Job#026REM/MO

What you need to know: Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the commencement of employment. Applicants who wish to apply for a medical, religious accommodation or any other accommodation required under applicable law can do so later in the process (accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case by case basis).

Are you looking for a challenging and significant way to contribute the success of a firm? Do you have a Masters degree in library or information science and two or more years of law firm or corporate research experience? This may be the job you for you! Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity for a Research Specialist to work with our Research & Information Services team.

Where will I work? This position is eligible for a hybrid or fully remote work arrangement. We welcome applications from candidates nationwide, however, location in any of the following Orrick markets (Austin; Boston; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Menlo Park; Orange County, Portland, Sacramento; San Francisco; Santa Monica, Seattle, Washington DC or Wheeling, WV) is considered a plus.

The preferred shift for this position is 10:00 am – 6:30 pm PST (alternative hours would be considered for ideal candidate).

What Will You Do? As a Research Specialist at Orrick, you will provide extensive legal and non-legal research and support services to attorneys, paralegals, BD, and all levels of staff. Bringing business research or competitive intelligence experience to this position is strongly desired, in addition to, significant substantive knowledge and specialization in your area of expertise. This opportunity will allow you to work closely with practice area team members and build positive relationships throughout the firm. In this role, you will:

Perform a wide array of tasks, including but not limited to providing extensive legal, business and general research assistance.
Initiate and monitor alerts from various databases and provide client development research support.
Conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens and emerging and venture-backed company research.
Maintain internal datasets for business development outreach and tracking purposes and support attorneys and staff by providing training on the use of print and electronic resources.
Build curated newsletters covering various industries, practice areas, and breaking legal topics and industry trends.
Assist with literature searches for attorney presentations and written articles.
Participate in collection development activities including the evaluation of new databases, websites and print materials.
Assist with evaluating, selecting and maintaining the firm’s intranet research collections.
Participate in opportunities to maintain your personal professional knowledge from attending educational events to participating in professional societies.

Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in library/information science (from ALA accredited school).
Two or more years of relevant law firm or corporate research experience

Additional Knowledge and Experience

You should have a working knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law, as well as other major subject specific resources and specialty products, such as Capital IQ, PitchBook, CB Insights and other business resources.
You will possess effective communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability in interact with all levels of personnel within a law firm.
You will demonstrate a high level of initiative and independent thinking; plus the ability to work effectively under pressure and to sort priorities with minimum level of direct supervision.
And finally, we are looking for someone who will demonstrate enthusiasm, flexibility, and a positive attitude and has a consistent track record of working in a collaborative environment.

Who is Orrick? Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the technology & innovation, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Founded more than 150 years ago in San Francisco, Orrick today has offices in 25+ markets worldwide. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality legal advice through our diverse teams and for our culture of innovation and collaboration. Financial Times selected Orrick as the Most Digital Firm of 2020, and in the past five years, the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year three times and runner-up twice. For the seventh year in a row, Fortune named Orrick to its 2022 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more about our awesome employee experience here: Fortune 100 Great Place To Work certified company*.

Orrick offers a collaborative work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits, from wellness and mindfulness programs to social impact opportunities, professional staff affinity group communities and generous paid time off.

Please visit http://www.orrick.com for more information about the firm.

How to Apply: If you are searching for a chance to create an impact, you have a little grit and you love working with a team, we want to talk with you. To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Staff and Paralegal Opportunities Listings at http://www.orrick.com/Careers.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Cataloger)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012616.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

The Cataloger position is located in the American Folklife Center, including the Veterans History Project, of Researcher and Collections Services. The purpose of this position is to assist in providing services associated with the Center’s archival collections. The cataloger is under the supervision of division leadership, who determines overall objectives of the work, including deadlines, priorities, and definitions of the work to be done: these are not however, accompanied by detailed preliminary instructions regarding sources of information or the methodology to be employed. Work is reviewed for completeness and accuracy, adequacy of planning, soundness of judgment, and conformance to professional standards. Personal work contacts with more experienced catalogers, archivists, and others responsible for the cataloging and processing of materials.

Catalogs a variety of difficult material sometimes requiring specialized knowledge of folklife, ethnomusicology, oral history, a foreign language and/or considerable knowledge of specialized bibliographic areas (serials, rare books, maps, photographs, audiovisuals, software, etc.). Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for a variety of materials or specializes in a particular subject-area, technical field, or language.

Performs content designation of newly created and updated bibliographic and name authority records, supplying tags, indicators, subfield codes, delimiters, and fixed and variable field information. Establishes new personal and corporate names and uniform titles, with appropriate cross-references, for inclusion in the name authority file.

Searches entries in appropriate machine and manual catalogs. Selects and assigns a classification number. Analyzes material to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Assists in ensuring that records adhere to appropriate national and international standards. Interprets present and past cataloging rules. Identifies the need for revision to a classification scheme and the tools, which describe it. Recommends additions and clarifications to the existing authority files, both name and subject.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

This position is located in the Collections Services Section of the Asian Division, Collection and Services Directorate. The incumbent of this position provides reader services in the Collections Services for readers using the Library’s Asian collections that include monographs, serials, microfilms, microfiche, CDs, and online electronic resources.
The incumbent for this position will work a full-time, flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The position description number for this position is 349101.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

Preservation of Library materials requires some physical exertion such as pushing and pulling materials ready for binding from one area to another.

Position Duties:

The incumbent’s duties include: assisting readers by locating and obtaining materials from the custodial collections; receiving, sorting, arranging, shelving and shifting a variety of materials; accessioning, barcoding, inventorying materials properly in the Integrated Library System (ILS); identifying and preparing materials for use/offsite storage; performing specialized preservation and phased conservation tasks; filing, housing, preparing items for binding, and microfilming of the Asian materials; and maintaining records and compiling monthly statistical reports for all areas of work.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, maintains the collections. Receives training in shelving materials using multiple systems of classifications and local shelf arrangement. Based on this knowledge, systematically reads designated shelves to ensure that items are properly arranged. Arranges, sorts, and re-shelves materials returned to the stacks according to shelflist order. Continually shelfreads in assigned areas to ensure that each item is in proper shelflist order. Rearranges and shifts items under supervisory guidance and in accordance with available space.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, retrieves materials in the collections. Applies judgment in retrieving materials. Receives call slips indicating call number, author, title, volume, etc., of materials requested by readers or staff. Draws upon knowledge of the LC classification system to understand its peculiarities especially in the areas covered by the Asian Division. Understand the meaning of different shelf markers, and be able to locate materials which may have special requirements such as being in a foreign language or format. Checks title, author, call number, etc. against call slip. Inserts call slip in the book and other routing slips as required, and dispatches the requested materials. When information is incomplete or inaccurate, seeks assistance and verifies the call number, edition and other indicia in order to locate the requested item.

Serves at the reference desk in reading room, accepting call slips from readers. Reviews call slips for accuracy and completion. Learns to identify material housed in other custodial locations or off site facilities. Delivers materials or status reports to the requester’s desk in the Asian Reading Room.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Uses large bibliographic databases. Receives and sorts materials into bound and unbound categories. Checks in materials. Prepares materials for digital conversion or binding. Attaches call numbers.

Learns proper method of handling books, paper, photographs, CDs, microfilms and microfiches, or moving image materials in order to track and apply appropriate labels, barcode labels, security devices, bookplates, and /or property stamps across the Library. Learns to create updates and edits bibliographic records within the Integrated Library System.

Position: Instructional Services Librarian
Location: The George Washington University Law School

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is an urban campus located in downtown DC’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood, near to a vibrant mix of museums, restaurants, government and international organizations, the White House, and more. Additional information about the Law School can be found at https://www.law.gwu.edu .

The Jacob Burns Law Library at the George Washington University Law School is accepting applications for an Instructional Services Librarian position to begin as early as June 15, 2022. As a member of the library’s dynamic, collaborative Innovative Technology Services team, the librarian in this position supports teaching and learning with a focus on utilizing technology for legal pedagogy. This position works to improve student success by embedding the library in online teaching and learning spaces and integrating professional librarians into the face-to-face curriculum.

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promotes the meaningful integration of technology and virtual library resources into the curriculum to improve the student experience; connects library resources with research and instruction
  • Develops and delivers programming on technology competencies and provides guidance on building technology competencies into the curriculum
  • Identifies and supports solutions to embed the library in online teaching and learning spaces, including the development of library-focused reusable learning objects and modules for course site development
  • Supports teaching and learning with a focus on solutions for online learning and utilizing technology for legal pedagogy
  • Stays abreast of technology-focused learning trends and best practices in law schools, including technology-related pedagogy as well as technologies used in law practice through attendance at professional conferences, continuing legal education programs, and independent study
  • Collaborates with faculty on the integration of instructional technologies into courses; provides support to Law School programs including the development, planning, implementation, creation, and support of teaching with technology
  • Partners with faculty, staff, and students to foster and support the use of digital tools and techniques to improve teaching and learning and support faculty with instructional technology integration and innovation
  • Collaborates with library colleagues to integrate instructional technologies into the suite of academic support provided by the library
  • Coordinates acquisition and access to digital media used for teaching
  • Monitors library ticketing system and responds to user inquiries
  • Drafts and implements procedures and practices
  • Creates and contributes to research guides, bibliographies, instructional recordings, and other finding aids and publications
  • May participate in reference and research services, including reference desk duties and the faculty liaison program
  • Participates on library, law school, university, and consortia committees
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment
JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment, and
Minimum of three years of post-graduate degree experience working in law libraries

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated basic or general knowledge and understanding of trends and best practices relevant to legal education and legal technology competencies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design theory, online course development, and learning management technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of teaching technologies for course management such as tools for course assignment, grading rubrics, feedback, and plagiarism
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital media collections including digital copyright management
  • Demonstrated ability to promote teamwork and collaboration with the goal of fostering an efficient and positive service role for the library; to form a strong rapport with colleagues, law faculty, and law students
  • Experience in providing general legal reference assistance
  • Reference experience in a law library environment
  • Demonstrated superior customer service skills
  • Writing skills and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to convey information clearly and accurately with customers, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated attentiveness to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/92355 to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin May 26, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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

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

Position: Reference/Subject Specialty Law Librarian
Location: The George Washington University Law School

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is an urban campus located in downtown DC’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood, near to a vibrant mix of museums, restaurants, government and international organizations, the White House, and more. Additional information about the Law School can be found at https://www.law.gwu.edu/.

The Jacob Burns Law Library at the George Washington University Law School is accepting applications for a reference/subject specialty law librarian position to begin as early as June 15, 2022. As a member of the library’s dynamic, collaborative Public Services team, the librarian in this position provides both general and subject specialty reference assistance to GW Law faculty, students, staff, and others. The subject specialty for this position encompasses fields of law relating to the Law School’s National Security, Cybersecurity, & U.S. Foreign Relations Law areas of study, which include counterterrorism, immigration and border security, military justice, intelligence, and U.S. law implementing international law. We welcome all – from students near to completing degree requirements to experienced librarians – to consider applying.

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/92573 to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin May 26, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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

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

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Research/Instructional Services Librarian
Location: Salisbury University
Salary: $58,000 – $64,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Salisbury University is seeking a creative, dynamic, and collaborative applicant to join the staff of the SU Libraries as a Research/Instructional Services Librarian reporting to the Chair of Research/Instructional Services. This is a full-time, 12-month permanent status track library faculty position expected to begin in summer 2022 or as soon thereafter as possible.

The Salisbury University Libraries were ranked in the top 20 college libraries nationwide in 2021 by The Princeton Review. The Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture, both of which are located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons, and the Curriculum Resource Center, located in the Seidel School of Education’s building. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty. We are committed to providing services, collections, and programs that promote affirmation, respect, inclusion, and understanding.

Primary Job Duties: Serve as the librarian liaison to academic departments in the Perdue School of Business. The librarian will be responsible for instruction, collection development, and other support for the liaison departments’ teaching and research-related information needs, including supporting the new general education requirements. Creative and effective instruction is especially important. Participate in providing face-to-face and electronic reference services, including some evening and weekend hours. Cooperate with other librarians in library-wide instructional activities, such as developing activities for and teaching sessions of freshman English classes. Serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally. RIS Librarians at SU also typically assume primary responsibility for coordinating some area of activity, such as scholarly communications, reference desk, instruction, or social media; what that area will be for this position will be a subject for discussion, and training will be provided, as needed. Contribute to the Libraries’ diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution by start date. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices in information literacy instruction. Demonstrated knowledge of business reference sources and best practices in reference service. Technological fluency, a willingness to stay up to date with library trends, and the ability to be flexible are absolutely essential. Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Preferred qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate degree in business or substantial coursework in business or experience as a business librarian. Reference and instructional experience in an academic or research library. Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.

Position: Systems and Instruction Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law- ranked this year as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes Magazine)! The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Systems and Instruction Librarian is an essential member of the Collection Services team and is responsible for managing the integrated library system (ILS) and other information systems (e.g., proxy service, resource sharing, discovery platforms). This position also oversees the management of library electronic resources ensuring sustainable, intuitive, and accurate access. Librarians cover on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend reference as well as teach in the required legal research program. This position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the administrator and technical lead for the library’s ILS and other collection management and discovery systems.
  • Maintains library electronic resources across multiple platforms.
  • Ensures effective access to the library’s collection in all formats through high-quality metadata and discovery services.
  • Leads the development of systems policies and procedures as needed to ensure efficient use and management of library information systems.
  • Manages incoming data feeds (e.g., acquisitions and other data, bibliographic records, holdings and item data, patron data).
  • Adapts information systems and resources in support of evolving demands and priorities.
  • Gathers and reports statistics and data from library information systems to inform decisions related to library services and resources.
  • Oversees database maintenance to improve the functionality of library systems, services, and collections.
  • Participates in professional, campus, and/or consortial library activities.
  • Provides reference services to all library patrons.
  • Teaches in the required legal research program.
  • Develops solutions within the context of library information systems and resources to meet the evolving needs of the Carey Law Community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program and a master’s degree in library or information science (or related) from an ALA accredited program
  • Demonstrated interest in integrated library systems, content management platforms, and/or other discovery systems
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, adapt to change, and execute change management strategies and communication plans
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a law library
  • Experience managing an integrated library system, a content management system, and/or other discovery systems
  • Knowledge of established and recent industry trends in search, discovery, and delivery systems
  • Experience with ILS migration
  • Ability to perform original cataloging when necessary
  • Teaching experience and familiarity with different instruction formats (e.g., in person, virtual)

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three references; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by May 19, 2022.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Law Library Aide
Location: Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library
Salary: $23,000/year (part-time position)

Closing Date: May 13, 2022 at 5:00 PM

The Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library is hiring a part-time, fully benefitted, Law Library Aide! This is a great entry-level position that gives the opportunity to learn many aspects of library service. Job duties include research, reference, and technical processing. On-the-job training is provided. Apply here to join a fantastic workplace at Montgomery County Circuit Court!
Law Library Aide
Class Code: 007426
Grade: 9 (Non-Exempt)
Starting Salary: $23,000/year (Part-time Position)
Closing Date: May 13, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Montgomery County Circuit Court Employment Application
A Writing Prompt is required. Write about a time that you had an innovative solution to a workplace problem.
CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Personnel Class Specification
Law Library Aide
Part-Time 20 Hours Per Week
DEFINITION OF CLASS
The Law Library Aide performs duties associated with maintaining records and the collection for the Circuit Court Law Library, performs legal reference, and provides the highest standard of service to judges, litigants, attorneys, and courthouse staff. The employee in this position must recognize that visitors to the Court may be under significant stress and ensure they are treated with dignity and discretion. Information obtained in the course of the performance of these duties may be confidential or private in nature.
The Library Aide reports directly to the Law Librarian and Assistant Law Librarian and is ultimately responsible to the Court Administrator.
Circuit Court employees are at-will employees and serve at the discretion of the Administrative Judge. The employee or the Court may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause. The at-will relationship remains in full force and effect notwithstanding any statements to the contrary made by court personnel or set forth in the any documents, including Montgomery County Personnel Regulations.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
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.
• Accurately and efficiently process books, including labeling, shelving, and filing.
• Work with the library’s integrated library system to check in serials and monographs, control record quality, perform inventories, and run reports.
• Keep the library collections up-to-date and orderly.
• Perform legal reference and library services, including accessing on-line databases and print sources as required by judges, court personnel, attorneys, and the public, both in person and remotely.
• Maintain the libraries of the judges, magistrates, and other court departments.
• Perform data entry and maintain distribution, inventory, and bindery records.
• Assist library staff with writing, updating, and restocking information guides.
• Complete on-going library projects and assist with special law library events.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Ability to work a specific shift of 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. daily to close the library with flexibility to accommodate occasional schedule changes, i.e., open the library on an as-needed basis.
• Employee must be detail-oriented, organized, adaptable, resilient, and able to function in a multifaceted environment.
• Ability to maintain a regular, punctual, and reliable level of attendance.
• Ability and willingness to learn on the job.
• Competently use office technology and library software.
• Ability to make decisions based on experience, good judgment, and established policies and procedures.
• Ability to set priorities and simultaneously process multiple duties and responsibilities.
• Employee must have excellent written and oral communication and customer service skills.
• Employee must be both self-directed and a team player.
• Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and professional working relationships with court personnel and the public.
• Ability to routinely engage in moderate physical activity, such as climbing stairs, opening or lifting boxes of books, pushing carts, and shelving books. Ability to handle books experiencing dust and/or red rot.
• Willingness to become a notary public and perform notarizations for the public is strongly preferred.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• B.S., B.A., or paralegal degree from an accredited university.
• Basic knowledge of the American legal system.
• Minimum of one year of library work experience or a Masters in Library Science or equivalent.
• Minimum of one year of customer service experience.
• Microsoft Office Applications proficiency.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted with legal research experience.

Seven Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Veterans Health Administration
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Central Office, Office of Health Informatics (OHI), Health Information Governance (HIG), Library Network Office (LNO). The incumbent plans and implements activities associated with the products and services provided by LNO and the VACO Library.

Duties

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

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides access (including remote users) to and maintenance of online knowledge-based resources including online journals, books, full-text databases, and resource management software;
  • Resolves problems with authentication, access, broken links, etc.;
  • Integrates local purchases of online knowledge-based resources with nationally purchased resources;
  • Assists with the management of the structure and content of multiple websites on both the internet and intranet: VACO Library, LNO, VALNET and National Desktop Library;
  • Provides and coordinates ongoing instruction for online knowledge-based resources;
  • Coordinates the selection, organization, and presentation of new or updated packages of electronic databases, journals or books;
  • Maintains the library’s online, print, audiovisual, and microfilm collections;
  • Assists with serials control;
  • Provides reference assistance to diverse audiences;
  • Participates in library orientation and e-resource demonstrations; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Resources, Science and Industry Research)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Supervisory Librarian to serve as Section Head of the Research and Library Services (RLS) Section within the Resources, Science and Industry (RSI) Division.

Duties

The Section works closely with analysts in RSI, the CRS research division that responds to requests for public policy analysis in issue areas including agriculture and food supply, environmental management and policy, energy, natural resources and earth science, science and technology policy, domestic industry, and transportation.

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. 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.

In support of the CRS mission of service to Congress, information professionals in the RSI RLS Section advise and inform both the U.S. Congress and CRS analytical staff by providing expert on-demand information research, information products and resources, product updating, information resource management, briefings and seminars, consultations on research methodologies, and customized training on information research and resources for individuals and groups.

The Supervisory Librarian is responsible for effectively managing staff in order to accomplish the work of the unit; anticipating and identifying the changing needs of Congress by keeping informed of the work; using knowledgeable contacts and authoritative resources; collaborating with other CRS managers; and developing information products and services that best meet the needs of congressional clients and CRS research divisions. The incumbent is granted a high degree of independence, exercising considerable judgment in carrying out duties and responsibilities in accordance with industry best practices and CRS guidelines and policies. In addition, the incumbent must possess knowledge of information resources and the principles and/or best practices of librarianship and information science to integrate information research with public policy analysis in issue areas covered by RSI.

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and/or experts outside the Library of Congress and/or CRS, both domestic and international, to resolve reference issues. Meets with researchers and analyzes questions and requirements in depth and detail and suggests search strategies involving the greatest complexity or time. Provides research services for users that involve not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating information itself. Activities require substantial depth of analysis to access information.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library function. Participates in planning the work of the unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within CRS. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside CRS and the Library of Congress.

The position description number for this position is 013354.
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.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Government Publishing Office
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

GPO employees are proud of their abilities and passionate about their craft. As an agency we possess a diverse wealth of talent with employees representing many administrative fields and trades. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. If you are an energetic, inventive individual looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career opportunity, GPO may be the place for you.

Duties

  • Tracks progress of FDLP materials from receipt from distribution center, through cataloging, to archiving.
  • Performs serials check-in and routes work to catalogers and classifiers.
  • Creates order records and preliminary-level bibliographic records in the ILS following established guidelines.
  • Creating and proofreading shipping lists, and preparing shipping lists for public posting using established templates
  • Conducting research and gather Information for responses using automated systems.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position serves as a cataloger in the Literature Section, U.S. Programs, Law & Literature Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery And Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The Literature Section at the Library of Congress seeks a cataloger with strong cataloging and subject analysis skills, primarily for material in one or more of the following subject areas: Children’s Literature, Graphic Novels, General Literature and related areas (e.g., fiction, poetry, history and criticism of literary works). This position requires the ability to communicate effectively in writing in order to write objective and succinct summaries for Children’s and Young Adults’ (CYAC) literature. For more information on the CYAC program: https://www.loc.gov/aba/cyac/

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

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

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

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.

Provides consultation or performs liaison duties to help solve technical problems, interact collaboratively on projects, and exchange information with persons inside and outside of an organization, including supervisors, experts, colleagues, and/or trainees.

Collaborates with the Section Head and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting, and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject, and cataloging problems.

Actively participates in discussions relating to discovery, access, retrieval, and management of objects in ILS, discovery, and digital repository systems. Advises on the application of appropriate current and emerging cataloging/metadata schema to facilitate access to digital resources and physical collections.

Position: Librarian (Senior Cooperative and Instructional Program Instructor)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 335039.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities:

The position serving as the Senior Cooperative and Instructional Programs Instructor is a key member of a team responsible for designing, developing, and carrying out “best practices” for online and instructor-led instructional programs for staff and management in Library Services and for administering training activities through the service unit’s training website by offering classroom and online courses focusing on on-the-job activities and evaluating the effectiveness of the program and courses offered.

Develops comprehensive original course content for courses in advanced technical processing and systems to meet defined course objectives. Plans, coordinates, designs, and develops instruction for extremely complex systems or experimental pilots for materials processing and delivery.

Plans and develops experimental programs, evaluates results, and applies the findings to solutions of problems. Evaluates training interventions and prepares staff development and training evaluation studies, and applies learning theories and principles to manage the development and revision of experimental and innovative instructional materials.

Implements training and establishes policy and procedures for developing and delivering training related to the creation of metadata, reference, and services to the end user.

Delivers designed courses, seminars, and workshops on technical processing, automated technical processing, and office automation software packages pertinent to the Library staff working in the area of acquisitions, cataloging, reference, and preservation. Presents courseware in a variety of formats: handouts, cheat sheets, webinars, and quizzes, in classroom, online, blended, and web-based settings.

Provides Library Services staff at all levels with leadership and guidance on new developments and national trends in Library Services educational programs, such as webcasting, web conferencing, and web design. Develops and applies new training methods, approaches, and technology or revises and adapts existing methodology to fit new situations. Serves as a principal staff member to provide professional advice and guidance on matters of instructional materials development and delivery.

Serves as an authoritative consultant, establishes guidelines and policy for evaluation and quality assessment of new or modified instructional programs. Studies developments in the fields of performance technology and instructional design for possible application to Library Services’ education or training programs.

Position: Legislative Analyst
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT to fill current and future vacancies as needed. Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. e.s.t. on November 8, 2022. However, APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY May 8, 2022, WILL RECEIVE FIRST CONSIDERATION. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Duties

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Legislative Information Services (LIS) is seeking three legislative analysts to join its Legislative Analysis and Services Section (LASS). These legislative analysts will contribute to the Office of Legislative Information Services’ mandate to produce legislative information for the United States Congress.

The legislative analyst applies specialized knowledge in multiple subject areas (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.) and comprehensive knowledge of the operations, rules, procedures, and organization of the United States Congress to the analysis of Federal legislation. Using these analytical skills, the legislative analyst will write authoritative summaries of Federal legislation in assigned areas. These summaries are mandated by statute and are utilized as authoritative resources by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective descriptions of both new and amended Federal legislation. Given the variable nature of workloads and congressional focus, successful legislative analysts are able to apply their critical skills to unfamiliar subject areas as needed.

The legislative analyst must use his or her knowledge of federal law, regulations, legal principles, and specific subject areas to analyze federal legislation in order to determine the legislation’s meaning, intent, and impact on existing law. The analyst must perform necessary research on novel issues to inform his or her analysis, as well as to develop the necessary subject matter expertise to improve the quality and timeliness of the summaries. The analyst must draft summaries explaining the changes to current law proposed by legislation in a way that is useful and accessible to both expert and general audiences. This work requires careful attention to specific language in the legislative text to ensure that the summaries are drafted with accuracy, precision, and discernment, as well as with regard for subtle differences in language and meaning. The legislative analyst must also communicate and collaborate with other legislative analysts—and, as needed, with the CRS research community—to continually improve the quality of the work product.

The Office of Legislative Information Services is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that produces legislative information for the United States Congress that is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation: it is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation.

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

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

The position description number for this position is 12959.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Research Services Manager
Location: Hogan Lovells US LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Keen to become part of a truly global, collaborative team of professionals? Your journey begins here.

  • Manage the research service provided to our US lawyers; ensure high service standards and efficient work processes across a dispersed team currently located in Washington DC, New York, Denver, Louisville and Northern Virginia; Actively participate in day-to-day research support for lawyers.
  • Manage US alerting and tracking services within a global current awareness service across legal information and regulatory change, competitor and business intelligence;
  • Manage the delivery of a range of research skills training on research tools and techniques;
  • Raise awareness of tools across the lawyer community, ensuring the team establishes close working relationships with relevant practice area Knowledge Lawyers to promote research tools and services.

Work with the Head of Research Services to:

  • ensure high service standards, research quality and efficient work processes are adhered to;
  • provide regular performance and service delivery metrics to assure Knowledge and business leadership of quality behaviours, standards and cost-effective service delivery.
  • implement regional and global processes, tools and technologies within the US service
  • identify and support the implement opportunities for service development and continuous improvement within the US service.
  • Manage Research Services team staff evaluations, recruitment processes, training and development;
  • Input into research product decision-making and trial/pilot, evaluation, training, and marketing of
  • research products to lawyers;
  • Stay aware of new products in the research space, working to advance the firm’s innovation in the use of AI legal research tools.
    All members of the firm are expected to participate in our Global Citizenship program.

Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum five (5+) years of law firm library experience in a research capacity;
  • Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school preferred;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills or project delivery experience across a dispersed team preferred.
  • 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.

Competencies

  • Strong communication and people skills with an ability to influence and lead with high energy;
  • Ability to lead by example with a willingness to step in to assist the team as necessary;
  • A true team player – collaborative, accountable;
  • Ability to influence and persuade team members, lawyers, and other key stakeholders;
  • A strong customer service focus and high client care standards;
  • 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

Please apply directly on the Hogan Lovells website here.

Seven Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Law Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Lit Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Dir, Discovery And Preservation Services.

Duties

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. There may be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging functions are being performed. For example, staff cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language (See attached listings of approved languages). The incumbent may use a specific foreign language to perform the following major duties:

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Cataloging Policy Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

This position is located in the Cooperative Programs and Policy Section, Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 388013.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Analyzes, evaluates, and proposes new cataloging practices and standards that are cited as authoritative by other libraries. Initiates and participates in studies of proposed changes in cataloging policies and practices initiated by the Library or external organizations. Initiates and coordinates studies to assist in evaluating operational benefits of introducing new technology. Works with the Program for Cooperative Cataloging and colleagues to develop standards that are international in scope and harmonized among standards. Works with others in the community to help coordinate the overall process of bibliographic control and access for resources. Prepares reports, analyses, statements, proposals, and documents that and authoritatively convey national-level cataloging policy. Advises and informs others on policies and procedures related to cataloging. Researches, analyzes, and interprets major new concepts and techniques in cataloging.

Provides expertise to multiple projects especially in the areas of organization, development, and implementation. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for specific automated system development, enhancement projects and tasks. Coordinates the activities of a national and international cooperative cataloging program and recruits new members from the United States and other countries, assigns mentors and trainers, and reviews progress. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards and/or protocols applicable to library functions. Participates in planning the work of the division, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Analyzes and plans all phases of the production process for a writing project. Directs others in the writing process, reviews their work, and makes recommendation for improvements. Writes and/or edits information on Library of Congress programs, policies, functions, and research as a recognized expert in a subject area. Written products articulate, interpret, and explain the highly complex and important topics of the particular project.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Serves as a major spokesperson for the directorate at meetings within the Library and around the library community. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Works with colleagues to identify key issues for discussion at professional forums, oversees the preparation of background papers; decides on the most appropriate strategies for and coordinates the discussion; oversees follow through after the meeting.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including top management, in wide reaching decision-making procedures. Assumes the role as an authority in training program management. Coordinates training programs that provide quality-training materials and train trainers to provide workshops in the field of acquisitions and metadata services. May lead the efforts of colleagues in the library community, plan for new and revised course work, training sessions, and new initiatives within the program. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training programs. Solves problems in particularly difficult circumstances. Plans new or significantly updated methods of training, incorporating the latest in information technology. Develops protocols applicable to the program. Develops, prepares, and presents training and classroom or online instruction that is well conceived and effective. May prepare instructor manuals, technical manuals, training manuals or user manuals. Serve as an editor of written products prepared by others. Prepares statistical information in support of the needs of the program. Coordinates logistics of training planning. Independently provides technical expertise or may troubleshoot problems as needed.

Position: Librarian (Codicology Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 423485.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

This position is located in the Law Library, Global Legal Collections Directorate, Collections Services Division. The incumbent works under the supervision of the Collection Manager. The position requires the joint skills of a cataloger and a subject matter expert in rare books, and particularly in incunables. There is a foreign language requirement for this position based on the language of the material being described and the incumbent should have a professional proficiency of one or more of these languages in addition to English: Latin, German, and Italian. The incumbent may use a specific foreign language skill to perform the following major duties.

While performing daily duties, the incumbent is also responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of Library of Congress materials. The incumbent has access to and handles the Gold level collections in the Law Library’s collections.

This position is at full performance level.

Catalogs a variety of difficult material sometimes requiring specialized knowledge of distinct bibliographic areas, specifically incunables, manuscripts and rare books. Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for the specialized subject‐area, technical field, or language, i.e. incunables, rare books, the aforementioned languages. Searches for entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. May select and assign classification numbers. Recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world‐wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends additions and clarifications to the authority files. Identifies items that do not require cataloging (e.g., duplicates); items that are out of scope; and items for which a record already exists.

Evaluates, selects, and adapts precedents to meet specialized information requirements. Analyzes and organizes specialized information to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main catalog entry, and the need for added catalog entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools, and established techniques and practices to perform assigned duties. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging‐related issues. Evaluates and selects procedures to meet specialized information requirements. Assesses workload against organizational needs and priorities to determine work schedule and deadlines. Identifies, examines, and evaluates information resources in the area of specialization. Reviews and revises work to provide initial quality control and aid in the training process.

Assists in collection development for assigned languages and material types. Makes authoritative evaluations and recommendations on new collection items and source selection. Carries out assignments requiring considerable depth of specialized knowledge of a subject area (incunables and rare books) and language. Examines uncatalogued material and/or material found in the stacks to select items appropriate for the rare / incunable collections, consulting others only for more difficult decisions. Examines 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. Performs research in on‐site reference sources, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Reformatting Projects Section, Preservation Services Division, Preservation Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 306765.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a research assistant in a research division of the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

Performs arrangement and description work in a limited body of records that describe digitized materials. Assesses the correctness of item entries in different fields and makes corrections as needed. Identifies duplicate entries. Copies records when needed. Creates new records or modifies existing records as appropriate. Consults with senior staff on a regular basis when correcting or significantly altering database entries.

Performs initial searching functions to locate and identify materials. Conducts searches on a limited variety of bibliographic files to identify and locate titles, editions, pages, serial volumes and issues, and reformatted versions in the Library and in other institutions.

Applies knowledge of a limited range of library rules, procedures, and operations to respond to a more routine range of standard library collection maintenance issues. Prepares, organizes, and collates collection materials as necessary for digitization and processes the digital files produced as needed so that they may be included in digital projects. May physically transport collection materials between custodial divisions, conservation offices, scanning operations, and/or contractors. As required, digitizes library materials using scanners or digital cameras according to specifications provided. Receives computer files representing digitized items and files containing associated metadata and places in appropriate locations on servers. Checks files representing digitized items against established quality standards prior to acceptance. Where files fail to meet such standards, documents problems and works with senior staff to request rework.

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

Performs other various duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian
Location: White House Historical Association
Salary: $48,000 – $58,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The White House Historical Association is seeking a Librarian to join the Digital Library, a part of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History in Washington, D.C. The Digital Library is a digital-only repository focused on photography, documents, and other ephemera representing the history of the White House. The Librarian will have the opportunity to work in the Digital Library as well as the Association’s other digital initiatives such as the White House Experience mobile app and the Digital Library’s new exhibits page.

This is a full-time staff position and reports to the Director of the Digital Library.

Responsibilities:

  • The identification of digital and film photography, researching their provenance, and writing metadata and descriptions according to in-house standards.
  • The digitization of photographs, slides, and other materials for ingest and participation in the development and maintenance of metadata standards.
  • Writing tours for the White House Experience app, social media, and/or grant applications.
  • Researching and curating primary sources for the Association’s LibGuides.
  • Curating and writing exhibits for the Digital Library’s webpage.
  • Additional responsibilities may include: training staff to use the Digital Library, analyzing library search results, assisting with search engine optimization and analytics, and assisting in the supervision of department interns.

Requirements

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in a library environment, including internship(s).
  • Familiarity with digital asset management systems or similar databases (e.g., content management systems).
  • Familiarity with metadata formats, standards, and schema (e.g., Dublin Core, METS, MODS, EAD, etc.).
  • Experience scanning, including prints, slides, and film negatives.
  • Comfort and experience with public speaking.
  • Demonstrated experience with research methodologies, particularly related to historical research.
  • Training and experience working with LibGuides.
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and handle multiple on-going projects.
  • Superior writing skills, including the ability to write for multiple audiences.
  • A degree or interest in American history and education.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst/Legal Researcher
Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

Please apply here: https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=410

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

Must be able to comply with all safety requirements in our workplace which may include provision of proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 and adherence to other safety protocols implemented.

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

Position: Research Associate
Location: Burford Capital
Salary: $85,000 – $115,000

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Publicly traded Burford Capital is the largest provider of commercial finance to the legal sector in the world, with a core expertise in identifying and optimizing the value of legal assets for companies and law firms. Since its founding in 2009, Burford has grown to over 140 people including over 70 lawyers, and has worked with 90 of the Global 100 largest law firms.

We are looking to add a Research Associate to support our legal and finance professionals through business research informed by a knowledge of law. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent MLS, a career-changing JD, or a junior researcher wanting to leave a law firm setting.

This position will be based in our NYC, DC or Chicago offices.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct custom research on a broad variety of legal, financial and news databases
  • Research and correct information on contacts and prospects
  • Track and share information on litigation finance, industry competitors, and the business of law
  • Provide statistics from public sources for company filings, thought leadership, blog posts, marketing collateral etc.
  • Master legal analytics sources and research the underlying legal cases as appropriate
  • Monitor legal databases and press sources for developments that might impact cases in the investment portfolio
  • Work with vendors on contracts and invoices

Requirements

Qualifications & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Library Science OR documented library experience
  • Demonstrated database retrieval and web search skills
  • 1 to 5 years in a professional services setting
  • Law firm/law department/government experience is a plus but not a requirement
  • A note on remote working conditions

This is not a remote position. Burford employees now work a hybrid schedule including regular attendance in our New York, Chicago or DC offices. Applications from outside those metro areas should include details on relocation plans.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Web Services Librarian (Open Rank)

Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Originally posted on ALA JobList

Category: Faculty, Librarian (Open Rank)

Department: Digital Programs and Initiatives

Salary Range: $52,000 to $75,000, commensurate with experience and appropriate ranking for faculty

Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission,

Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription, and Retirement Plans

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Biltmore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

Nature of Work:

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI), the Web Services Librarian is charged with leadership, project management, and hands-on work related to the planning, coordination, design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the Libraries’ website and other major online user interfaces. Through user experience (UX) assessment methodologies and web usage analytics, this position will chart a path of continuous improvement for the Libraries’ web presence that adjusts to evolving user needs, effectively utilizes new web technologies and practices, and reflects the Libraries’ core values, including a commitment to inclusive design.

The Web Services Librarian will engage with the UMD Libraries’ community of learners and scholars to articulate solutions that meet the diverse and evolving needs of online users. This position will collaboratively develop a shared vision and a philosophy for the Libraries’ web presence, which will drive most of the sites’ architecture, organization, and design. The incumbent will coordinate with personnel from across the Libraries to improve the Libraries’ virtual environment and web presence, and lead a cross-unit advisory group on matters related to strategic goals, initiatives, design, content, and usability of the Libraries’ web properties. Among others, the incumbent will work closely with the Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach, the Discovery Strategies and Systems Librarian, Digital Services and Technologies’ (DST) web designers and developers, and library administration and management. The Web Services Librarian will communicate requirements and design needs with the technical development team and will check in with that team on a regular basis to adjust and revise requirements, as needed. The incumbent will also directly supervise the Libraries’ Web Designer, support their development, and deploy their skills to projects and assignments effectively.

As a cross-library position, the Web Services Librarian is responsible for overall analysis, design, integration, content coordination, and evaluation of the Libraries’ online user interfaces. Where appropriate, this includes implementation, integration, evaluation, and improvement of user-interface customizations and integrations of proprietary library products affecting: discovery/searching of information resources, interlibrary loan, room reservations, library research guides, and other functional areas. The position works closely with technical as well as public-facing colleagues to integrate both proprietary and open source platforms into the Libraries’ interfaces.

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

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/93449. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until April 22, 2022.

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-US equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.

Experience:

  • Two years of professional experience designing and developing websites or other web-based applications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current web technologies and best practices
  • Knowledge of best practices for usability testing, web analytics, and other UX assessment methodologies
  • Knowledge of current web accessibility standards
  • Knowledge of information architecture design, taxonomy/ontology creation, and writing content for the web
  • Ability to manage CMS-driven websites
  • Ability to write and design web content using, at a minimum, HTML and CSS
  • Ability to manage complex technical projects
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

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

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html.

Position: Research and Faculty Services Librarian

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Originally posted on SLA Careers

Description

Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law- ranked this year as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes Magazine)! The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Research & Faculty Services Librarian is an essential member of the library’s Research Services team. This position provides critical research and scholarly support to faculty, reference services for library patrons, and is an integrated member of the library’s legal instruction program, which is devoted to teaching required legal research courses. Librarians may cover on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend reference. This position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with faculty and faculty research assistants to provide research support for faculty scholarship.
  • Receive faculty requests for research support and coordinate with direct supervisor and members of the Research Services Department to assign and complete research projects.
  • Provide training and outreach for faculty and faculty research assistants.
  • Provide reference services to all library patrons (e.g., on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend coverage).
  • Create and maintain research guides.
  • Teach sections in the required legal research program.
  • Deliver research sessions on library resources and services as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with library faculty to develop outreach activities for law school faculty and promote library services.
  • Participate in professional, campus, or consortial library activities.
  • Assist with other Research Services Department and library functions and projects as needed.

Required Qualifications :

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program and a master’s degree in library or information science (or related) from an ALA accredited program.
  • One (1) year of related experience
  • Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments.
  • Ability to work independently and collegially.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience in an academic law library.
  • Experience in assisting faculty scholarship which may include broad and substantive research.
  • Experience with different instruction formats including (e.g., in person, virtual).
  • Experience using learning management systems, content management systems, video conferencing platforms, and instructional technology applications.

Salary and Benefits :

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three references; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by April 10, 2022 .

UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact HRJobs@umaryland.edu .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Position: Assistant Chief, Neighborhood Library Services Division

Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Vacancy Number: 2022-00336 

Responsibilities: 

The Pratt Library is searching for an Assistant Chief for the Neighborhood Library Services division. The ideal candidate will provide direct administrative and management support to the Chief, Neighborhood Library Services, for overall direction and supervision of program activity of the division. Provides direct supervision to branch managers and supports their management responsibilities on daily operations of the branch libraries. The Assistant Chief will lead, inspire, and mentor the branch managers. The Assistant Chief receives managerial direction from the Chief of Neighborhood Library Services and serves in the capacity of Department Chief when assigned or when the Chief is not available. The employee in this class works a conventional work week that may involve evening and weekend hours. Work is performed in an office where normal working conditions are encountered. 

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications- Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university. At least five years of successful experience in a library management position and community outreach, including two years of direct supervisory experience over professional library staff (evaluation, discipline, hiring, and termination). Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities- Knowledge of/experience in the principles of library organization and management, especially concerning library branch systems. Ability and proven experience in developing and managing branch service policies, programs, and staff. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with library management, customers, and the library branch community. General knowledge of library budget procedures and proven ability to develop and monitor a budget. Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans. Staff supervision and administrative experience. Demonstrated leadership qualities of public speaking, policy formulation, and program and staff management. 

Salary Range: $79,160.00 – $102,853.00 

Application Process For more details about the position and to apply please click here: Jobs at the Pratt Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to submit to drug and alcohol testing. Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to authorize the release of and successfully complete a criminal conviction check. 

Special Requests: Closing Date: Open until filled

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $74,950 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as coordinator for the NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program, helping researchers and staff to learn and apply bioinformatics analysis techniques to their research. If you have stellar customer service skills and experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting, then consider joining our team.

Duties

  • Serves as a senior Technical Information Specialist and coordinator for bioinformatics – identifying goals and objectives and developing strategies to meet them.
  • Recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures; and, ensures that administrative tasks, such as collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistics which document the service levels and trends in service provision, are accomplished.
  • Coordinates bioinformatics classes from outside vendors and guest speakers for NIH researchers and staff, including developing and delivering a program of instruction in the use of bioinformatics databases and analytical tools.
  • Teaches NIH researchers and staff to use a range of bioinformatics databases and various analytical tools related to the following areas: sequence analysis, similarity searching, structural analysis, gene expression, and text/data mining.
  • Acts as information advisor and consultant to NIH branches and laboratories to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Nutrition)
Location: National Agricultural Library
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

This position is located in the National Agricultural Library for the Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, MD. In this position, you will serve as a nutrition specialist in the Nutrition and Food Safety Program, supporting the Nutrition.gov website and Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC).This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years,

Duties

  • As a specialist in the area of nutrition, participates in the formulation and development of the NFSP policies, programs and operations.
  • Participate in the development and management of the library collection in the specialized fields relating to food and human nutrition.
  • Ensure all information shared with the public over the internet is appropriate, timely and accurate.
  • Manage reference services for the food and nutrition program, including the use of online reference systems such as Ref Tracker or other systems.

Position: Digital Assets and Collections Manager
Location: Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream
Salary: $75,000 – $90,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Digital Assets and Collections Manager will be a key member of the curatorial and exhibits team, reporting to the Lead Curator. They will be primarily responsible for managing both physical and digital materials that form assets for exhibits. The role will act as a crucial connection between exhibit design and content creation with archival material. There are two main categories of collections to maintain, including both existing items and assets to be acquired or developed:

  • Digital/Audio/visual archives (75% time) – this includes selections that will be used in MCAAD exhibits and online programs from a substantial back catalog of raw and produced video footage from past Milken organization events, American Dream interviews, podcasts, and photos from events and individuals, as well as additional content being taped throughout exhibit development. This material is maintained and backed up through A/V and IT partners, but this role will become the prime expert on how to access, search, and identify key content for use.
  • Artifacts and objects (25% time)– this includes Riggs National Bank archives that might be shared on loan, along with other items salvaged from the historic building. In this category, the role will also be responsible for managing acquisitions and relationships with donors, lenders, and partners, as well as care of items on display and in MCAAD storage

Responsibilities for Digital Assets and Collections Manager:

  • Manage full inventory of collections items to be used in MCAAD exhibits and online programs, including artifacts and digital assets via CMS, Akomi and other collections and asset management software
  • Manage care of physical objects and coordinate with MCAAD Visitor Center security, maintenance, and operations regarding cleaning, pest management, storage, and other logistics
  • Manage acquisitions and loans, both incoming and outgoing
  • Contribute to exhibit planning and installation of items; identify key digital assets to be incorporated into content
  • Manage relationship with MFF Creative Services media assets division
  • Support internal requests for information and materials from audio/visual archives relating to exhibit and program content
  • Help identify, assess, and make recommendations on acquisitions that support mission

About the Milken Institute

The Center is a division of the Milken Institute, a globally engaged, publicly supported, non-partisan, nonprofit think tank with offices in Santa Monica, California, Washington, D.C., London, and Singapore. Its mission is to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance health. The Milken Institute offers an excellent benefit package including medical/dental, LTD, Life, Flex Spending Program, and a 403(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. E.O.E.

Requirements for Digital Assets and Collections Manager:

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, public history, museum studies, library sciences, or other relevant field; Preference given for a Masters degree
  • At least 5 years professional experience managing collections in a museum, archive or library environment, with a focus on video and digital assets
  • Demonstrated experience managing care, preservation, and documentation of museum collections in database, object handling, loan procedures, and exhibit installation
  • Excellent relationship management skills and attention to detail
  • Experience coordinating between different stakeholder groups and quickly identifying key resources
  • Experience working with digital asset management systems and collections management systems
  • Knowledge of digital preservation systems, standards, and best practices

Position: Research Resources & Metadata Analyst (Multiple Locations)
Location: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with over 4000 lawyers and staff in 31 offices, is seeking a Research Resources & Metadata Analyst reporting to to the Manager, Research Resources & Access. While we are currently remote, once we return to our offices this position will reside in either the Boston, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia or Washington office, with a hybrid schedule, and will be responsible for cataloging new acquisitions, ensuring the accuracy of existing ILS records, maintaining the ILS, and development and documentation of relevant standards and procedures.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging of new electronic and print resources using bibliographic standards.
  • Monitor vendor communications for new titles added to existing online platform subscriptions and update current records as needed.
  • Maintain accuracy and integrity of the ILS through regular review and maintenance.
  • Establish and document cataloging best practice policies and procedures.
  • Train Research & Library Services staff in use of the ILS and OPAC.
  • Oversee ILS upgrades and troubleshoot ILS issues with vendor.
  • Explore, evaluate and implement new ILS features.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school, or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in cataloging or library technical services with law library experience preferred.
  • Understanding of bibliographic standards for cataloging and classification (MARC, RDA/AACR2, LCSH).; experience with OCLC cataloging tools.
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Sierra platform or similar ILS systems.
  • Experience with an ILS migration preferred.
  • Analytical problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The ability to work within a team as well as an individual contributor to provide a high level of customer service.
  • Strong MS Office skills including Excel.
  • LI-Hybrid

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

This job requires:

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school, or equivalent degree.
Minimum of two years of experience in cataloging or library technical services.
Prior law library experience preferred.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following knowledge skills and abilities:

  • Analytical ability
  • Problem solving skills
  • Technical skills
  • Research skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Teamwork
  • Planning/organizational skills
  • Self-starter
  • Experience with ILS systems. Familiarity with the Innovative Interfaces Sierra platform a plus.
  • Understanding of bibliographic standards for cataloging and classification (MARC, RDA/AACR2, LCSH).
  • Experience with OCLC cataloging tools.
  • Experience with an ILS migration preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and may occasionally be required to move about. The employee is also regularly required to use a computer, involving substantial movements of the wrists, hands and fingers. The employee is also required to regularly communicate with others.
The employee may also occasionally be expected to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds with assistance.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job may require occasional inter-office travel as well as travel to educational events.
You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by your hire date to be eligible for starting in the role. Proof of vaccination will be required. Morgan Lewis will provide reasonable accommodation(s) based on medical or religious grounds for qualified candidates.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

California Applicants: Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act, the following link contains the Firm’s California Consumer Privacy Act Privacy Notice for Candidates which explains the categories of personal information that we collect and the purposes for which we use such personal information. CCPA Privacy Notice for Candidates

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is also an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Morgan Lewis and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please call or email the following contacts:

Professional Staff positions: Please call 888.534.5003 or email talent.acquisition@morganlewis.com
Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Position: Senior Library Assistant, Digital Services
Location: GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI)

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI) is a catalyst, a spark to generate new ideas and new possibilities. Responsive to the changing landscape of information and education, being sensitive both to traditional and emergent modes of communication, we bring together diverse constituents of faculty, students, and staff in a highly collaborative, dynamic, and deeply engaged intellectual community to support research, teaching and learning. As part of the larger George Washington University, we are a nexus where exciting things happen, where change happens, where growth happens.

Reporting to the Digital Services Manager, Librarian III, the Senior Library Assistant works within the Division’s Digital Services team. Under supervision, this library support position performs a variety of routine digital services duties to increase access to specialized collections materials for library patrons and other library departments. This position assists with reference by fulfilling routine image requests; supports the broader digital strategy of the Division through high quality scanning, metadata creation, and uploading of collections materials to preservation storage and online public repositories; and assists with basic web archiving tasks.

The Senior Library Assistant, Digital Services will:

  • Execute mass digitization tasks and patron digitization requests, including tracking original materials, producing cost estimates, digitizing according to institutional specifications, time tracking, and delivering files.
  • Prepare materials for upload to preservation storage and online public repositories by generating access derivatives, creating accessibility-focused enhancements such as OCR text and closed captions, and writing descriptive metadata to enhance discoverability.
  • Perform basic web archiving tasks, including initiating test crawls, performing first pass quality assurance, logging crawls, and creating descriptive metadata to enhance discoverability.
  • Assist researchers by staffing the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) reference desk.

The position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 1.5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a cultural heritage institution or related coursework.
  • Interest in emerging technology trends related to digitization and/or digital preservation.
  • Enthusiasm for learning unfamiliar tools based on project need.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute workflows and meet multiple deadlines and objectives in a fast paced environment.
  • Comfort following best practices for rare materials handling and preservation grade digitization.
  • Proficiency with office productivity suites (e.g. Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Apple iWork), with emphasis on spreadsheet programs.
  • Superior attention to detail, problem solving skills, and customer service skills.
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Information System Manager
Location: Supreme Court of the United States

Originally posted on USAJobs.

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

Closing Date: Monday, March 21, 2022, 11:59 PM EST

Please note that this vacancy has a limit of 200 applicants. The job opportunity announcement will automatically close if that limit is reached prior to the closing date.
Duties
The Library Information Systems Manager is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining significant library information system components for the Supreme Court of the United States. Incumbent serves as the technology project manager and expert technology analyst; performs, coordinates, or oversees library information service projects including systems development, management and administration; systems engineering and integration; server administration; systems operation and maintenance; configuration management; hardware/software support and upgrades; and staff support and training. Incumbent performs assigned tasks, reports on task accomplishment, coordinates with other technical staff, and coordinates with and provides feedback to users on the status and progress of technical tasks and projects. In addition, incumbent is responsible for the continuity of library information service operations and ensures that the Library’s information and technical needs are fully supported at all times. Supervises a Library Technology Specialist and works closely with staff in the Court’s Office of Information Technology and staff throughout the Library.

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Requirements
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: http://www.sss.gov
Qualifications
At least five years server administration (Linux and Windows), project development experience, and web-based application development within a library information systems environment required. Programming knowledge or experience that spans a broad range of development software and languages to create customized software and scripting solutions to meet organizational goals, such as knowledge of C#, MVC architecture, Microsoft SQL Server, and shell scripting, required. Three or more years of experience in a library setting required (law library preferred) that provided a broad knowledge and understanding of general library practices, procedures, and policies and how they interrelate in the library environment. Extensive experience using or supporting library systems such as OCLC, Innovative Interface’s Millennium or Sierra, and LexisNexis and Westlaw, required. Must have demonstrated experience and aptitude in management and supervision of technical tasks, activities, projects, and staff in a time-sensitive environment on multiple simultaneous projects. Visual media production experience including the use of multiple software and hardware tools to create professional level digital and print products, often under time pressure, required. Experience managing digitization projects required.
Education
Bachelor’s degree required; major in information systems or computer sciences or similar technical discipline preferred. Master’s degree in library science (ALA approved) preferred.

Additional information
Working for the Supreme Court of the United States offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, and the SmartBenefits transit subsidy.

Nine Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Legal Research Librarian (Federal Library)
Location: Cadence Group

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as point of contact, maintaining and updating library page on DEA intranet
  • Support Legal research efforts in the DEA Library
  • Research Maintenance of the DEA LIC collection and user areas
  • Research, gather, and compile all responsive data that falls within the scope of the
  • request until closure of the request
  • Retrieval and dissemination of LIC materials
  • Processing of materials for DEA LIC collection
  • Maintenance of collection records and inventory
  • Distribution of materials for the LIC System
  • Respond to information inquiries, reference requests, including docket requests
  • Maintenance of equipment and supplies
  • Provision of administrative, statistical, and special reports
  • Finance requesting and processing support
  • Coordinate Library outreach activities  

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from ALA-accredited school
  • U.S. citizenship mandatory
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Sound working knowledge of legal systems, legal research procedures, and sources of
  • information
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, analytic ability, and thorough knowledge
  • of legal research tools
  • Hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing
  • database, spreadsheet, and telecommunications
  • Experience planning and managing library projects
  • Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure
  • Ability to pass a federal background investigation to obtain a SBU clearance
  • Experience updating web pages using SharePoint
  • Experience with CourtLink, Google Scholar, and Science Direct a plus
  • Experience working in a law library a plus
  • To apply, go to this link, complete the short form, and upload your resume:

https://cadence-group.com/job-descriptions/#legal-research-lib-dc

Position: Analyst, Research & Competitive Intelligence
Location: Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings. https://www.llsdc.org/llsdc-jobline

Weil seeks the best and brightest talent to join our Administrative Staff team. Our employees are the future of Weil so we invest in their training and development. Our environment embraces and encourages positive-minded professionals who seek to be challenged and acquire knowledge and skills in an atmosphere built on teamwork. Highly skilled and knowledgeable Administrative Staff assist our attorneys in successfully meeting and exceeding client needs and are vital to the overall success of the Firm.

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager, Research and Information Center, the Librarian is responsible for the technical services operations of the DC office and will conduct basic legal, legislative and business development research. The position will be responsible for maintaining the integrity and day-to-day operations of the integrated library system. The candidate should be able to conduct reference interviews and be able to assist the end-user in obtaining information quickly and efficiently. Observes confidentiality of all Firm and client matters.

Primary Responsibilities and/or Essential functions:

  • Provide Firm-wide research coverage remotely on weekends on a rotating basis with other U.S. Librarians and daily coverage to 6:00 PM with overtime as needed. Be prepared to work remotely in the event of a business continuity situation.
  • Responsible for management of daily serials check-in and dissemination of all current materials including electronic and print resources using SydneyPLUS Integrated Library system.
  • Prepare titles for cataloging in coordination with the New York Research Center Technical Services
  • Supervise loose-leaf filer services and collection maintenance including monitoring filing services and requesting missing supplements
  • Manage and develop current awareness of electronic and non-electronic distribution to ensure that recipients are receiving properly focused materials.
  • Responsible for the borrowing and lending of interlibrary loans and fulfillment of document delivery requests
  • Assist with legal and business reference using online and print resources during regular business hours with overtime as needed.
  • Eventually will provide research coverage remotely on weekends on a rotating basis with other US librarians.
  • Any other responsibilities on special projects assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Minimum of two years of law firm library experience preferred.
  • Previous knowledge of Sydney PLUS Online catalog software or a similar integrated library system.
  • High level computer skills and ability to learn new technical systems.
  • Experience using legal and specialized databases including but not limited to LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline and PACER.
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with all levels of a law firm environment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team and prioritize daily tasks with little supervision.

Education/Certifications:

Knowledge of library systems as normally acquired through a Masters of Library Science degree from an A.L.A. accredited school, or combination of two years law library experience and pursuing a M.L.S. degree.

Competencies:

  • Accepts responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work; understands how performance affects business results. Consistently strives to improve performance. Adheres to Firm policies. Manages PTO, punctuality, My Time/DTE entries where appropriate.
  • Analyzes problems, develops effective solutions and understands implications of solutions. Makes appropriate and timely decisions.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely in written/verbal communications. Proactively communicates to facilitate work, teamwork and efficiency. Chooses appropriate communication tools and utilizes technology to facilitate communications where appropriate.
  • Conveys a positive image of the Firm. Responds professionally, thoroughly, and courteously to internal/external clients. Produces high quality work; is efficient, accurate and has good attention to detail; displays high level of personal integrity.
  • Works effectively with co-workers as part of the team to get the job accomplished. Flexible and open-minded; values diversity. Actively listens and interacts with others in a tactful, respectful, and positive manner.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands/work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work is performed in a typical office environment. Movement & lifting requirements are consistent with the demands of a typical office environment. Visual, hearing, and language acuity required for correspondence and computer usage. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above is intended to describe the general context of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements. Every employee works for Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, not just for a particular partner, supervisor, or department. Accordingly, employees are expected to act in the best interests of the firm, even if doing so requires actions or responsibilities not listed in the job description.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP offers a competitive compensation package comprised of base pay and discretionary year-end bonus for eligible employees. Benefits include, but are not limited to medical, dental, vision, disability coverage, life insurance, flexible spending plan and a 401K plan. Weil also offers generous paid time off and holidays. All decisions affecting employment at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP are made on the basis of qualification, performance and other pertinent work-related factors, and without discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran’s status, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Position: Acquisitions/Cataloging Librarian
Location: Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library, The Catholic University of America School of Law

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Acquisitions/Cataloging Librarian. The successful candidate will join an experienced, committed, and collegial library staff actively engaged in supporting law school programs, co-curricular activities and faculty scholarship. The position offers generous vacation, holiday and retirement benefits, in addition to possible flex time or work from home opportunities.
The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library is located on the campus of The Catholic University of America, the largest university campus in the District of Columbia, and a short Metro ride to downtown D.C. and Capitol Hill. The campus is ideally situated in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the most vibrant and exciting communities in the city.

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will:

  • Acquire library resources selected by public services librarians in all formats and oversee receipt and processing of all library materials.
  • Monitor service contracts and license agreements and serve as a contact with University Purchasing and Accounts Payable.
  • Track expenditures, vendor payments, encumbrances and status of orders. Prepare invoices for payment per internal accounting policies and procedures.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to the acquisition, licensing, access, and usage of electronic resources; recommend and implement new initiatives for managing and processing electronic resources.
  • Perform copy cataloging, catalog maintenance, and batch loading of catalog records.
  • Oversee serials and continuations, including but not limited to, maintenance of serials checkin records, holdings, and retention information.
  • Assist with the training, supervision and mentoring of the Graduate Library Preprofessional (GLP).

Please see the full position description here.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree with American Library Association Accredited MLS, MSLIS or recognized equivalent with a minimum of 3 years of substantial experience in acquisition of library materials in an academic library, with law library experience preferred. Experience with a variety of materials in different formats. Experience with an integrated library system and bibliographic utility such as OCLC. Knowledge of cataloging principles, bibliographic systems, serials control and approval plans. Proficiency with office software (MS Office/Google Drive). Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships.

Position: Research Analyst (Hybrid)
Location: Dechert LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings. https://www.llsdc.org/llsdc-jobline

Locations include Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC

The Research Analyst is responsible for providing research services to the entire Firm. The preferred schedule for this position is Tuesday-Saturday.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Research and References:

  • Conduct efficient and cost effective research and reference support to attorneys and legal assistants using the most appropriate online and print sources.
  • Instruct patrons in use of materials in the Research Services collection, including online databases.
  • Develop liaison relationship with Practice Groups by attending PG meetings.
  • In conjunction with the Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence and the Manager of Training and Outreach services organize online database training for attorneys and paralegals.
  • In conjunction with the Manager or Research and Competitive Intelligence and the Manager of Training and Outreach Services develop research guides and pathfinders to collection.
  • Meet with attorneys regarding anticipated research needs and products.
  • Produce current awareness newsletters and alerts and monitor legislative issues for attorneys.
  • Research topics for attorneys writing articles and presenting speeches.
  • Obtain documents and books from outside sources via telephone calls, orders, documents from agencies, courts, document retrieval services and other libraries.

Administrative:

  • Track and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services to library clients on a daily basis and promptly process HEAT requests.
  • Supervise the operation of part time filers.
  • Implement Research Services policies that are created by the Research Services Leadership Team.
  • Conduct local orientation with new attorneys in conjunction with the Manager of Training and Outreach Services.
  • Promote Research Services to legal and administrative staff in assigned offices.
  • Actively pursue continuing education opportunities and read professional literature to ensure that our research services are efficient, cost-effective and complete.
  • Participates in professional conferences when scheduling permits.
  • Occasional travel to other Firm offices.

Collection Development:

  • Work with the Director of Library and Research Services, the Manager of Technical Services and the Collection Development Analyst to review the collection for acquisition/deselecting/weeding of materials and plan for space issues and oversees shifting of collection.
  • Acquisition and Budgeting:

Assist in the annual budgeting process as needed.

General:

Performs any and all other duties as necessary and as assigned by your supervisor for efficient functioning of the Department, Office and Firm.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree required
  • Two to five years of legal reference and research experience with deep and broad knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.
  • Extensive legal and business research experience using both online and print resources.
  • Well-developed professional interpersonal skills.
  • Customer service focused.
  • Outstanding problem solving ability with outstanding organizational, management, and supervisory skills.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands, provide high levels of customer service and maintain a professional demeanor under stress.

See the full job description and apply at: https://dechert.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/DechertCareers/job/Chicago/Research-Analyst_R-2141

Position: Coordinator, Library Instruction Services
Location: Catholic University
Salary: $54,000 – $57,000

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The position of Coordinator, Library Instruction Services has distinct, but related functions:

  1. The librarian is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating the University Libraries instruction and information literacy programs including: integrating information literacy into the university curriculum; coordinating the library’s instructional programs for on-campus and remote users; training library staff in best practices for instruction; serving as the training coordinator and instructional design consultant for the University Libraries.
  2. The librarian is responsible for hiring, training and supervising part-time & student employees and Graduate Library Preprofessionals; overseeing activities and interactions that take place at a central Information service point ; adjusting and updating the policies and procedures manual; in conjunction with subject librarians, developing the reference collection on the first floor of Mullen Library.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a comprehensive program of library instructional services, to include: working with other librarians and appropriate faculty, staff and administrators on campus to develop dynamic, interactive information literacy and library instruction programs in accordance with national standards, principles of instructional design, and RIS policies; coordinating the on-campus and remote user instruction programs for the University Libraries; training and supervising library staff instructors; evaluating the Libraries’ instruction program’s ability to meet user’s changing needs; and working with library colleagues to create both synchronous and asynchronous instructional materials and programs that meet the needs of the academic units the Libraries serve.
  • Provide individual and group instruction in information literacy skills as well as the use of reference and research tools and the research process, both in general and in subject-specific settings. Coordinate the development of classroom and electronically distributed programs for group instruction and guidelines for individual instruction.
  • Coordinate the design and development of online tutorials, research guides, and user documentation via the Libraries’ website, Blackboard, and 3rd party software (e.g., Engage used by Wiley).
  • Has responsibility for all operations and staffing at a central Information service point in Mullen Library. Selects, trains, and supervises part-time and other non-regular (for example, GLPs) staff; adjusts and updates the policies and procedures manual; develops the reference collection.
  • Particip Participate as a generalist and subject specialist in the provision of reference and research assistance to users.
  • Participate as a collection development resource and library liaison for designated disciplines: reference, education, and music.
  • Participate as a professional member in the University Library System with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning; participate in committees and ad hoc projects; contribute to the library profession and engage in professional development activities; participate in and contribute to professional organizations and publications.

Qualifications

  • A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution is required. Additional academic experience in instructional design and research methods is strongly preferred.
  • Three (3) to four (4) years of demonstrated experience planning and developing in-person and online instructional sessions, as well as two (2) to three (3) years of experience in both library instruction and reference services are required.
  • Ability to raise awareness of data literacy, data resources, and data services.
  • Knowledge and awareness of current academic issues as they affect library resources, operations and services, specifically issues related to library instruction and information literacy. Knowledge of instructional design concepts and principles of user-oriented design. Knowledge of reference, and research resources and services; skill in using common computer software applications; knowledge of the Internet and electronic resources. Skill in individual and group instruction; skill in the development of library instruction programs and instructional materials. Applied knowledge of emerging information technologies.
  • Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing; especially with different library user groups; ability to anticipate future service needs and plan accordingly; strong service orientation.

Position: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
Location: Catholic University

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian performs and manages the creation, maintenance and enrichment of metadata representing the University Libraries digital, physical and virtual collections of resources.

Responsibilities

  • Perform original and complex copy cataloging for print and non-print materials using local and national standards including MARC, other metadata schema, and Library of Congress classification.
  • Work collaboratively with other units to develop, implement and evaluate procedures, standards and workflows relating to cataloging and metadata creation.
  • Coordinate review, manipulation and batch loading of metadata for books, ebooks, streaming media, and other digital objects into library systems.
  • Participate, as a professional member in the University Libraries with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning, including: involvement in committees and special ad hoc projects; establishment and maintenance of communication with faculty and patrons in other areas of the university; provision of information and access to information resources; and contribution to the library profession and engagement in professional development activities.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree required with a minimum of three (3) years of substantial professional experience in cataloging and description of library materials in print and electronic formats in an academic library. Experience with materials published in a variety of formats. Experience with an integrated online library system and major bibliographic utility (OCLC).
  • Knowledge of current trends and new developments in library technical services. Working knowledge of cataloging practice and standards including MARC and RDA.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.
  • Expertise with web resources and standard office software, including competence in bibliographic and acquisitions data management.
  • Knowledge of new library management systems, preferably Alma.

Position: Acquisitions Librarian
Location: Catholic University

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

Acquisitions Librarian performs and manages all aspects of the acquisition and receipt of print and electronic library resources.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the work of the acquisitions staff, developing and implementing procedures and workflows as needed. Plan and implement new initiatives that will improve service and efficiency. Oversee order placement, copy cataloging, invoicing, and receipt and claiming for all formats of library material: print, electronic and audiovisual.
  • Monitor service contracts and license agreements. Serve as a contact with the University Purchasing and Accounts Payable departments. Track expenditures, vendor payments, encumbrances, and status of orders.
  • Work collaboratively with other library units to develop, implement and evaluate procedures, standards and workflows.
  • Work collaboratively with liaison librarians in the collection development process.
  • Develop and deliver statistical and narrative reports to support collection management needs
  • Participates, as a professional member in the University Libraries with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning, including: involvement in committees and special ad hoc projects; establishment and maintenance of communication with faculty and patrons in other areas of the university; provision of information and access to information resources; and contribution to the library profession and engagement in professional development activities.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree with a minimum of three (3) years of substantial professional experience in acquisition of library materials in print and electronic formats in an academic library. Experience with materials published in a variety of formats. Experience with an integrated online library system and major bibliographic utility (OCLC). Experience with complex acquisitions of library materials.
  • Knowledge of current trends and new developments in library technical services. Knowledge of core skills, including e-resources and management, automated bibliographic systems, serials control and approval plans.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.
  • Expertise with web resources and standard office software, including competence in bibliographic and acquisitions data management.
  • Knowledge of new library management systems, preferably Alma.
  • Basic understanding of licensing and copyright issues.

Position: Coordinator, Information Processing
Location: Catholic University

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Information Processing Coordinator provides support for all functions of the Resource Management department and is essential for implementation of new technologies affecting the department. Works on special projects related to the processing and management of library resources across the University Libraries.

Responsibilities

  • Support and advise all departments of the University Libraries by: assisting staff in effective utilization of technology to streamline workflow and processes; coordinating documentation of practices, workflows and policies; and training staff in using the library management system in their work.
  • Support the core functions of Resource Management by coordinating implementation of new technologies and applications. Participate in the development of workflow and policies for all aspects of the department.
  • Analyze, extract, export, normalize, transform and publish data for database maintenance and external projects.
  • Coordinate the acquisition, licensing, processing and maintenance of electronic resources. Collaborate and consult with various stakeholders to promote the discoverability of library resources.
  • Work with liaison librarians regarding budgetary aspects of collection development for serials and electronic resources.
  • Participate as a professional member of the University Libraries with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning; participate in committees and ad hoc projects; contribute to the library profession and engage in professional development activities; participate in and contribute to professional organizations and publications.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree with three (3) or more years professional experience in an academic or special library. Experience with electronic information services and systems: online integrated library systems, the internet, computer development of electronic resources.
  • Knowledge of resource management and processing, cataloguing methods, automated systems, and basic accounting principles are all required.
  • Ability to communicate well in both spoken and written form.
  • Knowledge and awareness of current academic issues that affect library operations and services, particularly issues related to the provision of electronic and other digital services; proficiency with Alma or another library management system; proficiency with common computer software applications; knowledge of the internet and electronic resources.

Position: Deputy Director, Broadband and Digital Inclusion
Location: American Library Association

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking a Deputy Director, Broadband and Digital Inclusion, to join our Public Policy and Advocacy office in Washington DC. This position will report to the Senior Director, Public Policy and Government Relations and will be responsible for our broadband portfolio, which includes ALA’s policy initiatives in digital inclusion and digital literacy.

ALA is the oldest and largest association for library and information professionals in the world, delivering pragmatic solutions to pressing issues such as expanding economic opportunity, advancing education, and learning in the global economy, as well as strengthening individual and civic rights, and promoting equity of access to information and technology for all.

The ideal applicant will have a working knowledge of library technology and practice, knowledge of information technology public policy issues, the ability to effectively communicate technically complex ideas to diverse stakeholders, and prior experience in government affairs.

Key Responsibilities Include:

As the Association’s expert and point person for the broadband portfolio, in particular, the federal E-rate program, the incumbent represents ALA in national policy forums and manages the relationship with ALA members, the nation’s libraries, and other stakeholders. This position plays a leading role in developing the technology policy strategy for Congress and the Administration and working with Hill offices to promote ALA’s policy priorities.

This is a regular full-time position based in Washington, DC. ALA staff are currently working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. We will resume in-person work at ALA offices when it is safe to do so. Please note that although we have a generous telecommuting policy for our employees, we do not have any truly remote positions in states outside of our workplace sites.

SALARY: Negotiable from the low 80s; based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and retirement annuity.

FOR CONSIDERATION

Apply online including cover letter and resume

OR

Please send cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association
Human Resources Department
Ref: depdirpublpolicygovtrelsPPA
Email: mpullen@ala.org

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Disability/Veteran.

Requirements

  • University degree in library & information studies, telecommunications, information technology, law or public policy, or in an allied area. Prefer a relevant graduate degree. Min 7-10 years of prior professional experience relevant to the responsibilities of this position.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as good analytical skills and basic ability in data analysis.
  • Association experience a plus.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Reference and Research Specialist

Location: Gordon-Feinblatt LLC

We have an immediate opening for a Reference and Research Specialist position with our Library/Research Services Department. The ideal candidate will have a four-year degree and substantive legal research experience. An advanced degree in library science or legal studies is a plus. Responsibilities include conducting legal and case law research; finding references for legal staff; searching public records; monitoring legal news; litigation and legislation and preparation of related updates; creating and managing intranet content; cataloging maintenance and print updates; and compiling legislative histories. Other duties as assigned. Qualified candidates must possess strong communication and organizational skills and attention to detail. Proficiency in the use of print and online legal resources, such as Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law is required. A complete benefits package and competitive salary are offered.

Position: Open Scholarship Librarian, LIB-3536

Location: Towson University

Originally posted on SLA Career Center

Position

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual

to serve as the Open Scholarship Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide expert guidance in contemporary scholarly communication issues including authors rights, open access, research & publication lifecycles, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. They will devise and maintain a strategy for increasing the pipeline of scholarly content for deposit in TU’s library-managed institutional repository ScholarWorks@Towson with the goal of increasing usage of the repository. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Relevant experience, preferably in an academic environment or in publishing. Familiarity with scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and academic publishing trends. Strong creative vision and ability to lead innovative initiatives and services. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaboration working with diverse audiences and colleagues throughout the library and beyond. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide guidance in contemporary scholarly communications issues including authors rights, open access, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. Serves as an advocate for open access publishing within the library and across the broader campus community. Develops, implements, markets, and promotes established and new open scholarship and scholarly communication programs. Develops and implements a training program for liaison librarians on issues of scholarly communication and open scholarship. Advises faculty, students, and staff on issues regarding open and equitable scholarly communication. Builds a network of campus and system-wide partners for supporting the research lifecycle. Investigates the possibility of improved publishing support systems. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

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

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System . TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

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

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

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Position: E-Resources & Discovery Librarian, LIB-3520

Location: Towson University

Originally posted on SLA Career Center. 

Position

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual

to serve as the E-Resources & Discovery Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Familiarity with library standards pertaining to e-resources, including serials and continuing resources. Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work effectively in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

This position provides leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the librarys electronic resources and assists the Assistant University Librarian for Content Management with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials. The E-Resources & Discovery Librarian works cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the library’s subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons. This librarian designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention; participates in library assessment initiatives. In addition to librarianship, library faculty are responsible for scholarship and service; expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track; and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

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

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System . TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

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

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicants teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson University’s commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

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

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.