One Position: Virginia

Position: Office Manager – Chambers of a Circuit Judge
Location: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Salary: $40,883 – $97,430 (Dependent on Grade)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Initially in Alexandria, VA, but expected to move to Arlington, VA later in 2022. This position is open until filled.

Although it looks like a typical “judicial assistant” position, Judge Heytens is looking for someone with experience more similar to managing a law firm library. While some of the duties are administrative, there would also be the opportunity to assist with a lot of research, using a law librarian’s specialized skill set.

The Office Manager is responsible for the daily operation and management of judicial chambers and provides administrative and clerical support to the Honorable Toby J. Heytens and the chambers’ staff. The ideal candidate has initiative, good judgment, professionalism, follow-through, the ability to multi-task and readily adapt to fast-changing priorities, excellent organizational skills, a strong work ethic, and unquestioned integrity.

The Fourth Circuit prides itself on being a collegial and collaborative organization as well as an overall exemplary place to work.

  • Oversee the daily operation and maintenance of the office, including the acquisition of supplies and equipment as well as receiving, screening, and referring phone calls and mail.
  • Create and maintain files and databases.
  • Assist in guiding opinions through the editing process.
  • Prepare correspondence, reports, and other legal materials.
  • Assist the Judge in committee and with extra-judicial work.
  • Make travel arrangements and prepare travel reimbursements for the Judge; maintain the Judge’s calendar; serve as liaison to all other court support units on behalf of the Judge.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years of full-time general experience.
  • JSP 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 – One (1) year, two (2) years, three (3) years, four (4) years, five (5) years, or six (6) years, respectively, of fulltime specialized experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities within strict deadlines in a fastpaced environment.
  • Consistently exhibit the highest standards of excellence and integrity as well as a courteous, professional, and cooperative attitude.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work with minor supervision.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality is an absolute must.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field.
  • Familiarity with the federal courts’ Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) or Pacer electronic docketing.
  • Familiarity with legal terminology and court processes.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Email the following in a single PDF document to Human Resources at vacancy@ca4.uscourts.gov.

  1. Cover Letter detailing qualifications and experience.
  2. Resume that includes the name, title, and the contact information of three professional references.
  3. AO78–Application for Employment. (Available at http://www.uscourts.gov/forms/humanresources-forms/application-judicial-branchfederal-employment.) Please complete the entire application, including questions 18, 19, and 20. Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions – New York, Washington or Baltimore
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

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

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

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

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
  • Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
  • Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
  • Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
  • Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
  • Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
  • Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
  • We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Position: Information Technology Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Salary: $63,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

As part of the Library and Information Technology Services division, the IT Librarian manages the daily operations of IT support and AV services in the Library & Gallery. This position also works closely with the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) on the management of the Library’s public computing and AV resources. Manages and maintains local servers including backup and recovery. Works with DoIT to implement and manage suitable cloud-based storage and backup options. Administers and maintains library applications including, but not limited to, ILLiad, CONTENTdm, Connexion, Ares, and Aleph. The IT Librarian ensures efficient management of and response to bugs and suggestions through effective use of the issue tracking system ‘RT’.

This position makes recommendations on upgrades, repairs, replacements, retention, and adoption of new technologies based on equipment life cycles, usage, user needs, and technology trends. Engages and works collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff both inside and outside the Library & Gallery to ensure technology solutions are effective and equitable including selection and implementation of assistive and accessible technologies. Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a diverse environment and a commitment to providing equitable and inclusive service.

Contributes to the planning, implementation, and management of a makerspace in the library.

Assists with the technology planning and implementation for local digitization projects and participates in developing and implementing the Library & Gallery’s digital preservation strategy.

Supports efficient use of technology for employees in the Library & Gallery including through development and delivery of training on technology-related best practices on topics such as document management and use of cloud systems. Participates as the IT expert on library committees and working groups as appropriate.

Trains and supervises LITS staff, and develops and documents procedures.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or information science program.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of computer workstations, networking, and computer security.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of information technology principles, processes, systems and standards, including operating systems, systems security, wireless networking, and digital initiatives and emerging web technologies.
  • Experience leading projects or implementing new technologies, preferably in an academic library environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of web client and server applications, databases, and web programming environments.
  • Knowledge of system administration and network administration.
  • Knowledge or experience working with integrated library systems and the application of technology to enhance effectiveness in library operations.
  • Knowledge of technology trends, standards, information technology best practices, and issues in academic libraries.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in computer science or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or working experience with database and software design, and cybersecurity.
  • Experience working with digital repositories or working to develop projects that support locally digitized scholarly content.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience with Ex Libris products.

Position: Librarian II
Location: Montgomery College Library
Salary: $65,352 – $84,968

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Montgomery College, Office of Academic Affairs/Library and Information Services, has a need for a full-time, Librarian II position #S03464. The work schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, with one evening shift and occasional Saturdays. This is a non-bargaining, exempt, grade 29 position. Montgomery College promotes and creates a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness. Position is located at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.

Job Summary: The Librarian II for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) will participate in all aspects of academic area liaison and embedded librarian services. Including providing effective information literacy instruction; providing in-depth reference and research assistance virtually, face to face, and by appointment for more extensive research support for students; and collaborating with library access services staff to support patron needs.

Contacts and interaction vary and may involve multiple constituencies such as direct interaction with administrators; faculty; chairs, deans, external colleagues and consultants; and assigned staff for the purpose of providing and receiving information and resolving program issues.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Three years of progressively responsible professional library experience in a functional area or specialized services in academic, research, or public library.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as applied to the operation of academic libraries.
  • Ability to instruct and assist students in the use of library resources.
  • Ability to remain current in trends, topics, developments and issues in area of information and library technology, by attending training, workshops, and credit and non-credit classes provided by colleges and universities, and professional organizations such as ALA and MLA.
  • Ability to maintain library collections, to guide and direct the work of library staff, and to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and an open mind; flexibility, excellent teamwork and team leadership skills.
  • Strong listening skills and proficiency at conducting reference interviews.
  • Professional competence using research tools in an online environment such as Internet browsers, Library Management Systems and current web applications.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs outreach with faculty in STEM departments to foster effective relationships to support the curriculum and specific student needs.
  • Provides effective information literacy instruction. Creates and delivers information literacy activities and tools for in-person and online learning environments.
  • Provides in-depth reference and research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons, both virtually and face to face, using discovery services, online resources, internet, and tangible library resources.
  • Uses research consultations by appointment for more extensive research support for students. Collaborates with access services staff to support patron needs and inquiries, and refer questions.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with Research & Teaching (R&T) division team members, the academic areas related to liaison areas, librarian supervisor(s) at their home campus, their supervisor, and with the R&T associate director.
  • Performs collection development in the liaison area and completes processes in a thorough and timely manner according to directions provided by the collection development librarian.
  • Responsible for the coordination of Research & Teaching (R&T) division assessment. Acts as resource for R&T division assessment projects, and provides guidance, organization, and support for assessment activities.
  • This includes (but is not limited to), assessing research services, library instruction, library outreach, and instructional content.
  • Assists with the collection and maintenance of data, metrics, feedback, testimonials, and assessment findings to demonstrate Academic Area Liaison and Embedded Librarian Program effectiveness or areas for development.
  • Leads and organizes assessment training for the R&T division, as well as convenes or chairs ad hoc assessment committees or task groups within the R&T division as needed.
  • Facilitates growth for R&T division’s assessment work and explores/develops new assessment methods and measures for the division. The Assessment Coordinator may also represent the R&T division in library wide assessment activities, collaborating with colleagues in other areas of the library.
  • Participates in planning and priority setting for the Research and Teaching Division’s annual goals and priorities.
  • Additional Instructions:

To apply for the position, select the company website option or use the following link: http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/employment

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Office Automation)
Location: Department of the Navy
Salary: $50,643 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

You will serve as a Library Technician (Office Automation) in the Navy Department Library / Technical Services Section of NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND.

Duties

  • You will oversee circulation system and patron services.
  • You will manage technical library data files and information.
  • You will ensure hard copy and digital publications and other material are in correct order and are maintained.
  • You will log material in and out to validate security.
  • You will perform descriptive and modified cataloging of monographic titles being incorporated into the Library’s collections.
  • You will modify existing Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) records to meet NDL specific needs.
  • You will prepare books for shelf readiness.
  • You will be in charge of the Library acquisition services.
  • You will monitor all activities concerning individual account status.
  • You will be maintaining efficient records, providing timely follow-up procedures for all accounts, and establish effective liaisons with fiscal branch.
  • You will organize, plan, implement, and evaluate circulation functions and procedures.
  • You will provide a variety of administrative support functions.

Position: Government Research Specialist
Location: Nelson Mullins

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Nelson Mullins is seeking a Government Research Specialist to join the Research & Information Services (RIS) team. This position, eligible to be based in any of our 26 offices with the option to work a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule, will provide legal and non-legal research services and analysis to Nelson Mullins attorneys and staff. The successful candidate will be a highly skilled researcher, able to work cooperatively with the full RIS team. Additionally, the successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, a commitment to providing high-quality work product, and customer-oriented service.

  • Conduct online legal and business research using resources including, but not limited to, Lexis Plus, Westlaw Edge, CQ, Bloomberg Government, Quorum, Capital IQ and VitalLaw.
  • Actively liaise and communicate with selected practice and industry groups to develop subject expertise and facilitate proactive service delivery.
  • Utilize a centralized workflow tool to provide expert research and consultative services to attorneys and staff.
  • Participate in available professional development opportunities and remain current on technological, professional and industry developments in librarianship.
  • Present clear and readily digestible results that are responsive to the question(s) asked, in a timely manner.
  • Provide support on other projects or duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Qualified applicants should have a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, and/or a J.D. degree.
  • Strong collaboration skills along with the ability to manage multiple and complex research projects–often on tight deadlines–while attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of federal legislative and regulatory research.
  • The ideal applicant demonstrates a working knowledge of legal research methods, and the ability to assess and utilize the best, most cost-effective and efficient research tools.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Law Library

Location: Georgetown University Law Center

Full vacancy announcement available on the Georgetown Career Opportunities website

Requirements

Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Law Library – Georgetown University Law Center

Job Overview

The Digital Initiatives Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of digital projects falling under the purview of the Digital Initiatives Department at the Georgetown University Law Library. The duties for which they are principally accountable include but are not limited to:

  • Oversight of the production digitization and post-processing of library materials
  • Scheduling and oversight of scanning personnel and equipment
  • Facilitation of the transfer of files within internal storage platforms and ingest to external repositories
  • Management of digitization statistics and metadata
  • Execution of digital asset preservation actions

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, the Digital Initiatives Coordinator is a member of the Digital Initiatives and Special Collections division, which includes the Digital Initiatives Librarian, the Digital Initiatives Assistant, the Special Collections Librarian, the Law Center Archivist, the Special Collections Technician, and the Conservation Technician.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 years of library experience
  • Ability to organize projects and accomplish goals
  • High level of proficiency with personal computers and software, the internet and library-relevant information technology applications
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform command-line tasks
  • Familiarity with digital image editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge
  • General knowledge of how digital library collections and electronic objects are used in an academic setting
  • Knowledge of MARC, METS and Dublin Core and other metadata standards appropriate for digital materials

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

Current Georgetown Employees:

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown’s commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

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

Benefits:

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

Position: Special Collections Technician, Law Library

Location: Georgetown University Law Center

Full vacancy announcement available on Georgetown Career Opportunities website

Requirements

Special Collections Technician, Law Library – Georgetown University Law Center

Job Overview

Georgetown Law Library maintains a robust special collections department which features a large collection of rare legal material. The Special Collections Technician plays a crucial role in supporting the needs of the Law Library, the Law Center faculty and administrative offices, the broader University, and the greater scholarly community.

The Special Collections Technician uses archival best practices to process manuscript and archive collections for the purposes of establishing order and intellectual control over the material – including creating inventories, indexes, and finding aids. They also use established library practices to catalog rare books and faculty publications, ensuring that bibliographic records are accurate.

The Special Collections Technician provides access and reference support to all patrons using historical materials; and coordinates and carries out special projects or other duties as assigned to adapt to the changing needs of the department and the library, such as inventory projects, local large-scale shifting projects, etc..

Work Interactions

Reporting directly to the Special Collections Librarian, the Special Collections Technician performs duties according to priorities set by the Special Collections Librarian and within guidelines and procedures established for the department. They play a key role in the success of the Department by maintaining collections and the public access records for the Department, ensuring accurate description to facilitate patron access.

Within the department, the Special Collections Technician also works directly with the Law Center Archivist, the Associate Director for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, and the Conservation Technician; and interacts with staff from other library departments, as well as students, faculty, alumni and external patrons.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and a minimum of 3 to 5 years of library experience
  • Attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to take on new responsibilities and projects.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a complex and changing environment.
  • Experience working with historical and archival materials

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with DACS archival standard
  • Experience with MARC bibliographic records
  • Familiarity with Library of Congress subject headings

Physical Environment

The Special Collections Technician works primarily in an office environment, spends their time working on a computer and with physical materials, and as needed, retrieves and/or re-shelves materials, uses push carts, and shifts books from one stack area to another.

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

Current Georgetown Employees:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS (gms.georgetown.edu) using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown’s commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

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

Benefits:

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Administrative Librarian (Assistant Director and Senior Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $135,468 – $203,700

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a senior manager to serve as the Assistant Director for its Knowledge Services Group.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

This position serves as head of the Knowledge Services Group (KSG), a major CRS research division. In this capacity, and reporting directly to the Director of CRS, the Assistant Director leads, plans, directs and evaluates the delivery of information research and reference activities of the KSG, and ensures that it is of the highest quality and consistently meets the Service’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, timeliness, authoritativeness; and confidentiality.

The Assistant Director oversees implementation of general reference services and research support activities in CRS such as the management of institutional knowledge, instruction in the use of information tools, maintenance of authoritative research materials, and development of knowledge bases. This includes demonstrating personal intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional needs for information research across a broad spectrum of policy areas, and assures the availability of the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing needs of the United States Congress at a sustained level of excellence.

The Assistant Director also serves as one of the chief advisors to the Director, counseling the Director on all aspects of the research management and operations of CRS and recommending specific policies and procedures for improving the Service’s overall quality, efficiency, and effectiveness. The Assistant Director serves as a member of the Director’s senior management team and serves as a principal CRS representative to Members, committees, and officers of the United States Congress.

Major duties of this position include:

  • Counsels the Director and Deputy Director on all aspects of the administration and operations of the Congressional Research Service. Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs or operations. Is responsible for the formulation and administration of policies affecting the Service beginning, at the highest level, with advice and counsel to the Director and Deputy Director in implementing a strategic vision and successfully meeting the CRS mission. Monitors immediate and longer term needs of CRS for information resource support in its policy making activities.
  • Oversees implementation of the research agenda, including approaches, frameworks, and methodologies for addressing policy and legislative issues within the KSG’s areas of responsibility. Continually assesses the overall performance of information research delivery and information resource management practices and systems in meeting needs of the Congress and the priorities, goals and policies of CRS for meeting those needs.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, Library of Congress and CRS management, executive departments and agencies, professional organizations and universities.
  • Performs the human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Communicates work standards and expectations to supervisors and staff and holds them accountable to those standards.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Job Summary

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

The Research & Knowledge Analyst is responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and professional staff in all practice areas of the firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness and new business alert services. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites. Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs. Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources. Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during manager absences.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for firm attorneys and professional staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the firm.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during manager absences.
  • Develops information network within and outside the firm.
  • Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with professional staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Assists other Research & Knowledge Services professional staff members when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Intelligize, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah, etc.
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources.
  • Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills.
  • Proven ability in using web page editors.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education

Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.
Minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

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

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment.

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Position: Law Librarian – Onsite, Washington, DC
Location: Zimmerman Associates Inc.
Salary: $50,000 – $55,000

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

ZAI has an immediate need for a Law Librarian for our project located in Washington, DC. The qualified candidate will be responsible for ensuring all obligations of the project are met within the established deadlines. Must have legal reference and research experience. Experience in presentations and teaching the library users how to use the research resources such as the different legal databases.

Responsibilities (Specific law librarian competencies in the following areas):

  • Reference and Research Services, including knowledge of methodologies for identification and use of sources for legal research.
  • Expertise in the use and finding of legal and technical information. Ability to teach library users how to identify and use sources for legal research. Specifically: The Legal System: Ability to locate pertinent legal materials and recognize their relative importance to the user.
  • Collection Management, including ability to make decisions regarding the identification, selection, and acquisition of the legal and non-legal resources needed by organizations. Knowledge of subject-specific selection tools and of acquisition procedures is essential.
  • Knowledge of varied formats of print and electronic creation, storage, and retrieval of legal materials that are created, stored, and retrieved in full-text electronic databases, including systems of national and state case law as well as statutory and regulatory materials published in full-text in online systems.
  • Library Management, including strategic planning, marketing strategies, productivity, and innovation. Also, user account management.
  • Working knowledge of the judicial, executive, and legislative branches of United States federal and state governments. Knowledge of the legislative process and the materials that form the legislative history of statutes.
  • Outreach and Programming (experience with planning events, outreach campaigns, intern recruitment, liaising with key internal stakeholders and subject matter experts).
  • Thorough understanding of the processes by which law is created, including common law, precedent, statutes, regulations, and constitutions.
  • Must have a working knowledge of legal vocabulary and terminology, including legal abbreviations and citation systems.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).
  • One year of professional law librarian work experience .
  • Minimum/General Experience: Areas of general professional librarian competencies include the following: Reference and Research Services; and Collection Management.
  • Knowledge of the literature of the law, including primary and secondary sources, accompanying finding tools, and adjunct publications in all media formats (Print, full- text legal databases and microforms). Law and Ethics: Appropriately uses and disseminates legal information. Understands the legal complexities that affect access to and use of information, including copyright, PII and sensitive data.
  • Familiarity with and understanding of legal requirements and ethical considerations of both the legal profession and librarianship.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products to include Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Knowledge and experience in areas; research and development; database management; Web design and content management; library product evaluation; and independent research and project collaboration.
  • Experience with legal research platforms (Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline, ProQuest Congressional Suite, Congress.gov, Govinfo.gov, etc.)
  • Microsoft Office Products should include Teams as well as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Strong interpersonal and skills with the ability to lead and work as part of a team.
  • This position supports a Federal Government Contract and the successful candidate will need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to meet eligibility requirements.

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

Position: Sr. Business & Legal Research Analyst
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

Venable LLP has an opening for a Senior Business and Legal Research Analyst to provide expert in-depth research on a wide variety of business, legal, regulatory, tax, corporate and general matters, using electronic and print resources.

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

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff. Effectively researching and writing summaries of research results.
  • Maintaining research proficiency across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
  • Developing curriculum and teaching classes on business and legal research strategies and resources effective for legal and administrative staff.
  • Evaluating diverse information sources for currency, reliability, relevance and cost-effectiveness, and selects the optimal resources for particular research requests.
  • Setting up legal, regulatory, docket, news, business alerts across dozens of platforms to meet the attorneys’ and clients’ information needs.
  • Providing ‘just in time” guidance to attorneys and legal assistants seeking to select resources and develop effective strategies.
  • Participate in trials, demos, purchasing decisions, and testing new applications and upgrades to existing products.
  • Contribute to the development of department’s communication materials including cost-effective use guides, bibliographies, pathfinders and research tip sheets.

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Master’s degree in Library Science/Information Science; J.D. a plus.
  • 5+ years of experience in a law firm, corporation, or investment banking library performing high stakes, complex research in a deadline driven environment.
  • Expert-level business, legal, legislative, regulatory, corporate, tax and general research and reference skills.
  • Extensive database knowledge and skills (Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, Cheetah, OCLC, Intelligize, Accurint, CourtLink, Lex Machina, Gavelytics Capital IQ, Checkpoint, etc.).
  • Proven ability to teach individuals and small groups in formal and informal settings.
  • Ability to understand and utilize legal analytics products to provide lawyer with strategic insights on judges, outside counsel, courts and controversies and outcomes in litigation.
  • Understanding of the legal profession, including a basic knowledge of litigation and transactional practices.
  • Venable holds certain guiding principles central to its hiring and employee development processes. We value integrity, collaboration, professionalism, hard work, and client service at every level. Interested in adding your voice to Venable? We would love to hear from you.

Apply today!

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Electronic Initiatives Librarian

Location: George Washington University Jacob Burns Law Library

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Job Listing

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 located on the GW campus in the downtown D.C. neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.

The Law School’s Jacob Burns 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

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its Electronic Initiatives Librarian position to begin as early as February 21, 2022. The librarian in this position oversees the development and delivery of services supporting the curation and use of the library’s growing electronic resources collection.  The librarian in this position is responsible for the curation of the electronic resource collection, including negotiation, license review, purchase decisions, access in the library discovery ecosystem, and analyzing usage statistics and budgetary parameters to evaluate electronic resources.

Please note that initially the librarian in this position will be required to work at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, D.C.; the ability to work remotely in the future will be assessed and determined by the supervisor in accordance with Law School and University policies.

Minimum qualifications for this position are a 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; and a minimum of three years of post-graduate degree experience managing electronic resource life cycle activities in an academic or law library.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/88151 to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin February 2, 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.

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

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.

Position: Manager of Library Services

Location: Kutak Rock LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Job Listing

Summary – The Manager of Library Services will oversee the operations and manage strategic initiatives for the National Library Services Department in support of Firm Practice Area business goals and initiatives. This position is in the DC office.  

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the research services function of the Library Services Department to provide strategic information support to the firm, including determining research priorities and investigating and recommending new resources and tools.
  • Provides research consultation and analysis, research project strategy, and manages specialized topical, legislative, docket, and regulatory research and customized monitoring services.
  • Manages the research resource use tracking software (Research Monitor) and generates and analyzes use reports as needed for evaluation and renewal of online resources.
  • Manages the monitoring, selection, and dissemination of curated information and news to individual attorneys and defined interest groups based on subject interests, special requests, client needs, and for competitive intelligence.
  • Supports Marketing by researching information in support of business development efforts.
  • Manages firmwide Library vendor relations.
  • Negotiates License Agreements for research resources, and manages their implementation and lifecycle.
  • Establishes policies for the use of Library research resources and tools and for training.
  • Manages Library Services Department orientation for new timekeepers.
  • Manages the Washington Office and New York Office Library collection, and collection
  • space.
  • Approves Washington Office, New York Office, and firmwide Library renewals, cancellations, and invoices.
  • Directs recruitment, hiring, and training of Library Services Department staff.
  • Supervises the Reference Librarians and Library Assistant, including providing mentoring in research methods and skills and encouraging professional development
  • Prepares and monitors the Library Services Department budget.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • At least 8 years of progressively responsible library experience in a law firm or corporate environment.
  • Extensive database search experience and relevant research expertise to manage a sophisticated law firm research library

 For information about applying, please contact Cameron Gowan at Cameron.Gowan@KutakRock.com

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Assistant Law Librarian for Collections
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 – $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 257148.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The Assistant Law Librarian for Collections is responsible for the acquisitions, organization and preservation of the Law Library’s collection, ensuring the quality of the collection and rapid and effective access to it. The incumbent oversees the planning, development, management and usability of digital legal and legislative information resources hosted on site from the Law Library’s physical materials and from remotely-hosted digital materials collaboratively developed with Law Library partners worldwide. Serving under Law Librarian of Congress the incumbent assists with achieving success on matters related to building and sustaining a preeminent portal to a world class repository of global legal information that includes all levels of government from local governing bodies to transnational governing institutions.

The incumbent ensures that Law Library collection and service meet the statutorily mandated requirements of the Law Library of Congress to serve the foreign legal research and analytical needs of the U.S. Congress. The incumbent develops and maintains relationships to further local, national, international, and transnational partnerships.

The incumbent also works collaboratively with senior Library of Congress managers to ensure integration of Law Library virtual services with Library of Congress digital priorities. The incumbent coordinates efforts with information entities in the U.S. Congress and other legislative branch agencies on Library legislative information initiatives.

Directs efforts to develop and promote national and international metadata and technology standards for legal information in the semantic web environment. Coordinates with appropriate internal and external offices including national and international stakeholders to identify issues, challenges, strategies for success, and best practices for digital legal content. Leads efforts to identify potential partners to participate in the Law Library’s virtual presence by developing and implementing strategies for partner participation. Oversees the evaluation of digital content from various organizations to determine scope, depth, breadth and presentation of legal and legislative information produced by the Library and by potential partners. Specifically, develops strategies and identifies partners to collaborate in creating a portal to and repository of legal and legislative information from around the world, including indigenous peoples (example partners include native or indigenous peoples or organizations, local, state, national, international, and transnational governments and organizations).

Responsible for the formulation and administration of collection and service policies affecting the mission of the Law Library of Congress.

Participates in the development, evaluation, and implementation of high-level policy for agency-wide programs. Serves as the key advisor on various programs and events of the Service Unit. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels of the Service Unit; and senior staff, private sector clients, and vendors concerning matters within the scope of the incumbent’s activity. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and problems.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Library officials, infrastructure unit directors, service unit directors, division chiefs, managers, and their staff. As required and assigned, directs, monitors, and participates in outreach initiatives with organizations outside the Law Library.

Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with managers and officials within the Law Library and the Library of Congress.

Position: Technical Services/Research Law Librarian
Location: Central Intelligence Agency
Salary: $64,137 – $131,341

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Technical Services/Research Law Librarians assist with the management of core legal information repositories for the Office of General Counsel.

As a Technical Services/Research Law Librarian for CIA, you will assist with the management of core legal information repositories for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to support its broad spectrum of practice areas. You will participate in the selection, acquisition, and maintenance of targeted legal information resources by providing guidance on legal research resources and best practices; providing current awareness of legal developments across OGC practice areas; and conducting unique legal research that leverages advanced research skills against specialized resources.

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform the following key responsibilities, as listed below:

  • Serve as a central resource for managing OGC knowledge and information
  • Apply knowledge of legal information in the maintenance of a classification/metadata scheme
  • Provide guidance and training on the use and availability of resources and legal research capabilities
  • Perform complex research, including locating federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, cases, international treaties, conventions, agreements, and protocols
  • Create procedural and informational pathfinders, bibliographies, and other documentation

Position: Cataloging Technician
Location: Supreme Court of the United States
Salary: $44,237 – $63,906

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, January 7, 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

The Cataloging Technician enters all edited copy-cataloging records into Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and into the local integrated library system. Processes all newly received monographs, classified serials, Records and Briefs and continuations for shelving. Processes the transfer of superseded material from the main collection to the Library’s active remote collection; deletes outdated material and removes bibliographic details from the catalog and from OCLC; creates original analytic records directly in OCLC, and uploads and transfer the same to the local catalog. Responsible for sorting and filing all microfiche at the Library’s active remote collection in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building; distributes library materials to Court personnel; responds to telephone inquiries and supports public research requests for Records and Briefs material. Performs other duties as assigned.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Director of Research Services
Location: Miles & Stockbridge PC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Director of Research and Information manages the Research Information Center (RIC) and leads a team of three (3) research and information professionals, promoting an environment of proactivity, collaboration, teamwork, and accountability to serve the needs of the firm. The objective of the team is to deliver information resources innovatively and cost-effectively to members of the firm. Primary duties include but are not limited to the following:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop short and long term strategic goals and objectives for the department
  • Manage procurement activities, including analyzing usage data, developing KPIs, and negotiating favorable pricing and terms.
  • Create, manage and seek approval for the RIC budget, which includes managing vendors, negotiating contracts, and ensuring terms and service meet the needs of the firm
  • Develop cost reduction strategies and realign tools by eliminating redundancy, maximizing the use of online versions and/or renegotiating vendor agreements
  • Develop practice area specialties, liaise with Marketing and Business Development departments, support firm competitive intelligence research, and maintain proper risk management standards
  • Research and monitor trends in library services and information resources, including new technologies, and look for opportunities to align those tools and services with the firm’s goals and information needs
  • Direct all activities for research and reference collection development and maintenance, including the acquisition of research and reference materials and sources. Reviewing, evaluating, and recommending new research materials/resources for firm utilization, with PGL approval and partnership
  • Ensure departmental awareness and education/training on developments in legal research, technology, information management, and other developments related to law research and reference operations
  • Ensure swift processing of departures and arrivals, with a minimum of disruption.

Requirements

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited program, preferably with course work in law librarianship or legal bibliography
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience
  • Law firm experience preferred
  • Previous experience with direct supervision, budgeting, project and organizational planning
  • Must exercise the highest level of confidentiality and integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and good judgement
  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with all organizational levels of the Firm.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Responsibilities may require an adjusted work schedule, evening and/or weekend hours to meet deadlines
  • Some occasional travel may be required to regional offices
  • This job operates in an office setting and is largely sedentary, requiring the routine use of a computer and other standard office equipment. The ability to open file cabinets, lift files, bend and stand on a stool may also be required.

Position: Library Services Specialist
Location: Towson University
Salary: $40,487

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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

The Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University is seeking a Library Services Specialist to provide services to library users by performing a variety of functions related to the operations and procedures of the Access Services Unit and has primary responsibility for managing the collection as stacks coordinator and evening student employee supervision. Provides high quality customer service, communicates the library’s mission and provides guidance on adherence to library procedures and policies. The regular hours of this position are Tuesday – Saturday 12p.m.-8pm. 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.

Responsibilities and Duties

Serves as stacks coordinator for the department ensuring print materials are shelved correctly, efficiently and in a timely manner; shelves library materials according to the Library of Congress classification system; monitors and maintains the overall condition and appearance of the stacks; provides input when appropriate, regarding retention and maintenance of library materials; contributes to decisions regarding planning for shifting projects; coordinates shelving, shifting, and shelf-reading activities performed by library staff; collaborates with the department’s student supervisor to assign stacks maintenance tasks to all circulation student assistants; maintains a quality control system to monitor the shelving accuracy of student assistants; shelf-reads and monitors the organization of assigned stack area to ensure that materials are in proper order; sorts, retrieves books and other materials from tables and other areas of the library and return them to the sorting area; monitors the in-transit list, search for overdue and missing items; identifies, reports problems, and recommends solutions related to stacks to the Circulation Manager; process library materials to users using an automated circulation system; check in returned library materials; retrieve and re-shelve course reserve materials as they are requested and used by patrons; assist patrons with use of catalog and library website by using online systems and information seeking skills to locate library information resources; and gathers and reports data and may help with the analysis of the data as requested for library reports.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of library experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Skill in using Microsoft applications, e-mail, and internet navigation.
  • Ability to learn and effectively use technology required for the work of the position.

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

Salary and Benefits

$40,487 annually and full University benefits that include annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. Applicants with TU or USM service may receive salary credit. To learn more about our benefits, click here .

If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID 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 COVID19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.

Position: Library Services Specialist
Location: Towson University
Salary: $40,487

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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

The Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University is seeking a Library Services Specialist to provide services to library users by performing a variety of functions related to the operations and procedures of the Circulation Department and provides high quality customer service in support of the library’s mission. The regular hours for this position is Tuesday -Friday 8am-4pm and Saturday 12pm-8pm. 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.

Responsibilities and Duties

Leads the creation of training materials, onboarding sessions, and ongoing professional development for library student employees from all library departments; offers student cross-training sessions for Academic Commons partners’ student assistants; with direction from the Student Success Librarian, trains students and others on the voice and shared services of Cook Library’s Academic Commons; manages and troubleshoots bookings for the Academic Commons collaborative booking system; manages calendars and priorities for shared Academic Commons conference rooms and spaces; interviews, hires, and trains Academic Commons student assistants; supervises work of Academic Commons student assistants; sets schedules for Academic Commons student assistants; approves bi-weekly timesheets and evaluates performance of student assistants each semester; keeps abreast of changing best practices for coaching and mentoring student assistants; responds to customer information needs using online systems to locate library information resources; processes library materials for users in a quick, efficient, and courteous manner using an automated circulation system; retrieves and loans course reserve items for users and file returned material; registers patrons for library services when appropriate; assists users with questions concerning circulation policies and patron records; establishes and maintains positive working relationship with co-workers and customers; refers patrons with complex circulation questions or concerns to the Circulation Supervisor; and assists with other circulation duties such as processing faculty reserves, book searching, creating and updating patron records and USMAI transit processing.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of library experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Skill in using Microsoft applications, e-mail, and internet navigation.
  • Ability to learn and effectively use technology required for the work of the position.

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

Salary and Benefits

$40,487 annually and full University benefits that include annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. Applicants with TU or USM service may receive salary credit. To learn more about our benefits, click here .

If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID 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 COVID19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director, State Law Library
Location: Maryland State Law Library
Salary: $121,878 (Note: A salary offer for a current state Judiciary employee will be determined using the “Salary Practices for State Judiciary Employees”)

The job shall be performed at the location directed by the employer. The assigned work location for this position is Maryland State Law Library, 361 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21401. The incumbent is required to report to work at that location pursuant to their work schedule unless allowed or directed to work at a different location for job-related reasons, at the sole discretion and authority of the Judiciary. Such alternate locations may include, but not be limited to: any court location or Judiciary facility within the state; any non-Judiciary facility, either within or outside the state, at which the incumbent is required to attend a conference, meeting, proceeding, training, or for other reasons; or, if allowed to telework by the Judiciary, an approved remote telework site.

As part of the Maryland 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: This position serves as executive administrator for all aspects of the Library’s operations. The individual in this position develops and implements plans and procedures that further the Library’s mission to serve “the needs of Maryland’s government and citizens by: building and preserving collections of legal information resources, promoting access to these collections, and creating educational opportunities that enhance the understanding of legal information.” In order to further the Library’s mission, the Director manages 16 professional and clerical staff members, providing direct supervision for five employees, and ensures the provision of effective and high-quality training and professional development opportunities for staff.

The Director is responsible for the long-range planning and the day-to-day management of the Library’s physical collections, including acquisitions, book stack maintenance and preservation processes. The Director serves as steward of the Library’s rare materials, including the John J. Audubon “Birds of America” prints and fragile documents and books. Additionally, the individual in this position provides both strategic direction and daily guidance for the acquisition and management of digital collections, such as library databases, digital preservation systems, online catalogs and the Judiciary-wide legal research database subscription.

The Director develops and implements the Library’s public services, ranging from chat reference referrals and document delivery to interlibrary lending and provision of content for the Library’s websites. The Library’s reference staff handles a large volume of reference interactions – for example, in the past year, the reference staff handled more than 13,000 such interactions. The Director also is responsible for creating and sustaining various educational initiatives, such as the People’s Law Library website, outreach services to public librarians, and legal research training programs. The Director identifies and maintains networking opportunities with other librarians and legal community stakeholders, as part of the Library’s outreach activities.

The Director evaluates and initiates improvements to the Library’s services, procedures, collections and equipment by soliciting guidance from the statutory State Law Library Committee and other Judiciary leaders. The Director prepares the Library’s annual budget and designs processes and procedures for streamlining library operations. The Director fosters professional contacts with others in the library and legal fields, follows professional and technological trends, and engages in strategic planning to implement Library initiatives.

Essential Functions:

Management Activities

Serve as the executive administrator for all aspects of the Library’s operations; represent the Library at professional events and functions; apply developments and trends in the law, librarianship and technology to the design and implementation of library services; create processes and procedures for streamlining library operations; prepare the Library’s annual budget; solicit guidance from the statutory State Law Library Committee and other Judiciary leaders; foster professional contacts with others in the library and legal fields; engage in strategic planning to implement Library initiatives.

Supervisory Duties

Directly supervise five full-time, professional staff members, who in turn supervise an additional 11 staff members; identify and implement effective and high-quality training and professional development opportunities for staff.

Collection Development Responsibilities

Provide long-range planning and day-to-day management of the Library’s physical collections, including acquisitions, book stack maintenance and preservation processes; serve as steward of the Library’s rare materials, including the John J. Audubon “Birds of America” prints and fragile documents and books; plan for the preservation and conservation of library materials, especially those housed in the Library’s Special Collections Room; create collection policies and workflow processes that enhance Library customers’ efficient access to information; provide both strategic direction and daily guidance for the acquisition and management of the Library’s online databases and other digital tools and assets, including the catalog, digital preservation systems and the Judiciary-wide legal research database subscription; develop standards and policies for the acquisition, management and retention of electronic resources.

Access Services Responsibilities

Follow professional trends in librarianship and create and implement new services for Library customers; provide overall direction and management for all aspects of the Library’s public services, including reference work, interlibrary lending, document delivery, online catalog organization, promotional activities and development of the Library’s websites.

Educational Tasks and Outreach Duties

Address Library customers’ information needs by designing and implementing research training programs, including in-person classes and web-based courses; overseeing the development and management of the People’s Law Library website; possessing responsibility for maintaining ongoing training for public librarians on legal reference; sustaining contacts and networking opportunities with librarians and legal community stakeholders.

Education: Master’s degree in library or information science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience: Eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional law library experience, which must include four (4) years of experience managing staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of law library administration standards and practices.
Knowledge of legal information sources, including both print and digital materials.
Knowledge of best practices in legal reference services and an understanding of the legal information needs and interests of the general public, the legal community and the Judiciary.
Knowledge of the structure, scope and implications of digital information resources and architecture.
Knowledge of law library collection development principles.
Knowledge of budgeting processes and applicable rules and requirements related to purchasing and other fiscal transactions.
Knowledge of supervisory duties and human resources management.
Knowledge of legal information needs and interests of the general public, the legal community, and the Judiciary.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion, and creativity in all management settings.
Ability to provide current information to Library staff and Judiciary leadership about developments and trends in the law and librarianship.
Ability to follow applicable requirements and procedures mandated by statute or regulation, the Maryland State Law Library Committee, and other Judiciary departments or entities.
Ability to communicate effectively, through speaking and writing, and foster cooperative and respectful working relationships with Library staff, Judiciary staff, and State government managers and colleagues, Library patrons from all walks of life, and library and legal community stakeholders.
Ability to understand the role that libraries serve in maintaining society’s legal and cultural memory.

Position: Library Collections Manager
Location: Frederick County Public Library
Salary: $72,397 – $86,876

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our Library Collections Department. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional managerial and supervisory position is responsible for the general operation and management of the FCPL’s system-wide collection development, including the selection and acquisition of physical and digital library materials. Direct supervision is given to Materials Management and Technical Services staff. Supervision is received from the Associate Director for Support Services.

Requirements
Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program
Minimum 5 years of professional library work experience in a public setting, including at least 2 years (within last 5 years) collection development and/or materials management experience and/or technical services management experience.
Minimum 2 years work supervisory work experience
Possession of a valid automobile operator’s license
*Note: 2 additional years of professional work experience may reduce the education requirement to a Bachelor’s degree.

Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm November 22, 2021. For complete job description and to apply go to http://www.frederickcountymd.gov

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

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

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

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

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
  • Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
  • Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
  • Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
  • Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
  • Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
  • Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
  • We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Apply today!

Position: Metadata Librarian
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks a dynamic and collaborative Metadata Librarian to join the HSHSL team.

This library faculty position focuses on metadata development and management to maximize discovery of content, particularly that produced by UMB faculty, staff and students. The position will support the HSHSL’s adherence to best practices in metadata methods, ensuring the interoperability and sustainability of metadata in bibliographic systems within the library, specifically metadata contributed to the UMB Data Catalog, UMB Digital Archive, the Library Catalog and other resources. This position works closely with faculty librarians from other departments. The incumbent participates in planning, establishing and achieving the goals of the Metadata Management Department and the Resource Development and Access Division.

This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position. The position reports to the Metadata Management Librarian.

Responsibilities:

  • Create original metadata rich records, mostly in science related topics, for the UMB Data Catalog, a database of records describing datasets generated by UMB researchers
  • Curate content for the UMB Digital Archive, a repository of academic works and history of the University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Catalog and manage the library’s e-journal collection, legacy print journals, and digital backfiles within the Library Catalog.
  • Document the assigning of metadata, using metadata maps, local authority records, etc.
  • Implement and sustain metadata strategies associated with resource description and digital initiatives and projects, including but not limited to quality control, preservation and access to digitized and born-digital content from the Library’s collections and other University sources.
  • Serve as a liaison with internal and external partners on collaborative metadata projects
  • Perform original cataloging and enhancement of serial catalog records using MARC, RDA and AACR2, LCSH and MeSH
  • Keep current with emerging standards, tools, and developments such as BIBFRAME and Linked Open Data (Semantic Web) to apply to current and future library projects.
  • Lead projects and serve as a member of project teams within and outside of the library
  • Participate in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) library consortium
  • Participate actively as a member of national and local professional associations and engage in scholarly and service activities

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Experience with metadata development and management in an academic, research, or special collections library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards and schemas such as Dublin Core
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging utilities such as OCLC Connexion and integrated library systems
  • Experience with authority control
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to handle, manage and initiate a variety of projects
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of colleagues within the Library and the University and to translate concepts effectively to a variety of user communities including researchers

Preferred Qualifications:

A degree in a science related field
Experience in e-journal cataloging and management
Experience working with metadata in a health sciences library

Applications: Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter including the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; 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 Friday, December 3, 2021.

Please note – A full criminal background check will be required of the selected candidate as part of the hiring process and prior to beginning employment with UMB.

COVID-19 Protocols: All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on-campus employees [1] are expected to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19. Employees will be considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

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

The Research & Knowledge Analyst is responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and professional staff in all practice areas of the firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness and new business alert services. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites. Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs. Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources. Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during manager absences.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for firm attorneys and professional staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the firm.
Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during manager absences.
Develops information network within and outside the firm.
Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with professional staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
Assists other Research & Knowledge Services professional staff members when needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Intelligize, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah, etc.
Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources.
Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments.
Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills.
Proven ability in using web page editors.
Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.
Experience/Education
Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.
Minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions
Location: Venable LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

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

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

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

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

MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Position: Deputy Director, Public Policy and Government Relations
Location: American Library Association (ALA)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking a Deputy Director, Public Policy and Government Relations 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 telecom 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.

We are looking for an individual with a working knowledge of library technology and practice, knowledge of information technology policy issues, the ability to effectively communicate technically complex ideas to diverse stakeholders and be part of a strong government affairs team.

Key Responsibilities Include:

As the Association’s expert and point person for the telecom 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.

SALARY: Negotiable from $75,000; 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

Requirements
REQUIREMENTS

Master’s degree in library & information studies, telecommunications, information technology, public policy, or in an allied area. Expect 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.

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

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

Requirements

SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian – Georgetown University

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

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

Research and Instruction

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

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

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

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

The Georgetown University Library is an agile organization located in the nation’s capital, committed to advancing Georgetown University’s global leadership in academics and research, while also addressing the requirements of the changing landscape of higher education and the evolving nature of scholarly communication. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the Library contributes to the creation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge, as well as the transformation of learning and research.

The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse staff dedicated to excellence in service, continuous learning, and leadership within the library profession. With diversity as one of its core values, the Library not only seeks to actively recruit and retain a diverse workforce, but also ensures the acquisition of a diverse collection of materials and a climate of openness and respect for all traditions, cultures, and ideas.

The Library actively promotes its values – lifelong learning, collaboration, leadership, quality, integrity, and diversity – in its daily tasks. Whenever possible, the Library offers flexible work schedules and telework options, and supports continuous learning opportunities in order to achieve the highest quality of service that can be offered.

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, tuition benefits for employees and their children, retirement benefits, as well as flexible work schedules and telework options.

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

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (User Support)
Location: Government Printing Office (Library Services and Content Management)
Salary: $60,129 to $94,581 per year

Full vacancy announcement at USAJOBS

Summary
This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington , District of Columbia. The incumbent serves as User Support Librarian in the Federal Depository Support Services (FDSS) unit within Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO).” Additional Vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
esponsibilities
Supporting the work of senior librarians who partner with Federal Depository Libraries in conducting research, preparing resources, and triaging CRM/askGPO requests;
Assisting in basic training on unit processes and providing FDL program information directly to the community;
Identifying, researching and recommending changes to internal FDLP documentation, processes and both external and internal user guidance correspondence;
Providing technical assistance for the FDLP Academy as needed for webinars and online training;
Answering online, virtual and direct customer inquiries from Federal Depository Libraries (FDLs) and public as related to depository library operations, administration, compliance and other matters;
Researching and gathering information from multiple sources to assist senior staff;
Assisting with administrative duties including data base management, collection of data, mass mailing, community calls;
Participating and assisting during association trade shows, conferences and various marketing events.
Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is Required.
Selectee must pass a drug test prior to appointment.
Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period
Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Non Sensitive Low Risk Security Clearance.
Qualifications
To qualify for the Librarian (User Support), PG -1410-9/11, you must meet the following requirements:

Basic Requirements for GS-1410 Librarian Series:
Completion of one (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. NOTE: You must submit unofficial transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. -OR-
A total of at least five (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. NOTE: You must submit unofficial transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.

Additional Education and Experience Requirement for Position at the GS-9:

In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement for Librarians applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at the PG-7 (or equivalent) level or higher. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include assisting senior Librarians in addressing inquiries from the Federal Depository Libraries (FDL); providing assistance to libraries that are within the program; answering online virtual and customer inquiries from Federal Depository Libraries (FDLs)and the public related to depository library operations, administration and compliance.

-OR-

Education: Successful completion of two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to this position as a Librarian. Note: Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation

-OR-

Combination: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed progressively higher level graduate education and specialized experience, as described above, which meet the total experience requirements for this grade level. The education portion must include progressively higher level graduate courses directly related to the work of this position (as described above). Note: Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

Additional Education and Experience Requirement for Position at the GS-11

In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, applicants must possess 1 year of specialized experience at the PG-9 (or equivalent) level or higher. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include address inquiries from the Federal Depository Libraries (FDL) and assist libraries with the program; identify, research and recommend changes to internal Federal Depository Program (FDLP) documentation; advise and assist with operations at FDLs and their depository collection; serve in a liaison role with library customers to promote and help deliver and administer library services to a specialized community; perform research on practices, policies, application of requirements, regulations in order to provide suggested changes/improvements for related decision making pertaining to FDLP.

-OR-

Education: 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position.

-OR-

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.

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(11/04/2021) to be considered.
Education
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may be used.

Basic Requirements for GS-1410 Librarian Series:
Completion of one (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. NOTE: You must submit unofficial transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation.

Education GS-9 LEVEL: Successful completion of two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to this position as a Librarian. Note: Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

Education GS-11 LEVEL: Successful completion of two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to this position as a Librarian. Note: Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts which cites the name of the institution are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades and GPA, semester, year, and credit for the course. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school’s definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN 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: Research Librarian
Location: Nixon Peabody

Full job description available at Nixon Peabody

Job Description:
The Research Librarian is responsible for a wide variety of tasks that support the delivery of firm-wide library research & information services including: conducting timely and cost-effective research and document retrieval upon request; recommending appropriate research services and/or resources in response to inquiries from firm personnel.

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

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

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

Location: Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Long Island, NY; New York, NY; Rochester, NY; Albany, NY; Manchester, NH; Washington, DC; Providence, RI; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities:

Provide high-level legal and business research to attorneys and staff in a wide variety of practice areas using both print and online resources.
Demonstrate ability to handle litigation research, including finding cases and secondary materials related to specific fact patterns in a variety of jurisdictions.
Perform due diligence research on plaintiffs, experts, defendants and corporate entities.
Develop knowledge of research in multiple practice areas and jurisdictions, including growing specialization in one or more subjects, and attendance at relevant practice group meetings.
Collaborate with senior researchers with respect to larger and more complex assignments.
Assist CI Research Team with providing business development research for attorneys and the Marketing department including preparation of company snapshots.
Gather, synthesize and present a summary of relevant, well targeted research findings to attorneys and staff to facilitate decision making and business planning.
As part of the Library & Research Services Team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other geographies to provide seamless research service for attorneys in all firm locations, including evening and weekend coverage on an as needed basis.
Engage in innovation and Library outreach, including evaluation of new information resources and related technology.
May assist in the delivery of research training programs for attorneys and staff through a variety of formats including in person one-on-one sessions, departmental meetings, web enabled training and orientation.
Establish relationships with attorneys to improve, expand and market the range of available information sources and services.
Participate in expanding and/or improving research and information services, procedures and practices. Take part in special projects as requested by the Director of Library & Research Services.
Remain current in research techniques and available resources relevant to providing high quality research and information services. Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.
Job Requirements:
Minimum of 4-7 years of in-depth law firm library research experience.
Master of Library Science or Juris Doctor degree required. Combination of education in a research-intensive field with relevant work experience will be considered.
Professional library experience in a legal or corporate setting conducting complex research.
Solid proficiency in the use of both print and online resources.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
Independently manages multiple projects and negotiates deadlines if necessary.
Demonstrated ability to provide quality client service.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within and across departments.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
Excellent technology skills.

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions
Location: Venable, LLP (Washington, D.C. or Baltimore, MD)

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center

Description

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

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

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

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

MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Position: Business Librarian
Location: American University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
American University Library invites applications from innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarians to fill a continuing appointment faculty position supporting the Kogod School of Business, beginning as soon as possible and subject to budgetary approval. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field at either assistant or associate level.

Responsibilities: As the Research and Instruction Librarian for Business (Business Librarian), the librarian will be the point person for research assistance, information literacy instruction and collection development in support of the curriculum and the faculty research at the Kogod School of Business, as well as business-related research across campus. The Business Librarian will work closely with the faculty and administration of the Kogod School of Business to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources. In collection development, reviews and selects research materials to support faculty and student research for Kogod and actively engages with vendors. This position provides high-level subject specific reference assistance to Kogod faculty and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty and teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students. The Business Librarian creates appropriate online tools to support Kogod students and faculty and supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in business librarianship. This position serves on library cross-functional teams and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection. The Business Librarian assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation.

The Business Librarian is a member of Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) and reports to the Associate Director of RTL. As a member of RTL, the Business Librarian also participates in broader initiatives as part of the library.

Library faculty members participate in university governance activities. The Business Librarian also consults regularly with the Kogod teaching faculty and administrators. The Business Librarian actively supports DEI initiatives within the University Library and within Kogod School of Business. Continuing Appointment library faculty members are expected to contribute to the profession of librarianship, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

Provide Information Literacy Instruction

Support the Kogod School of Business by teaching integrated information literacy sessions within Business disciplines including: Marketing, Finance and Real Estate, Accounting, Business Administration, Management, and Information Technology.
Work with Kogod Faculty to develop instructional materials for information literacy, e.g. tutorials, course libguides, and rubrics.
As the liaison to Kogod, work with appropriate committees, administrators and faculty to incorporate information literacy learning objectives and intervention appropriately into the curriculum.
Teach baseline information literacy skills to Writing Studies classes.
Participate in departmental information literacy initiatives as a member of RTL, e.g. walk-in workshops, assessment and analysis projects, and pedagogical explorations, other instruction as needed.

Provide Research Support and Outreach Services to the Kogod Community

Partner with the Kogod community to discover information resources and data through consulting on research projects, providing reference help, facilitating access to online resources, and finding business information resources through individual consultations (in person and online) and through email.
Support any student or faculty member, regardless of departmental affiliation, with consultations concerning advanced subject specific research requiring business information resources.
Provide consultations on best practices and resources to accomplish research activities.
Participate in department-wide services to serving the broader AU community and public with basic research assistance through our in-person Research Assistance Desk or our online Ask a Librarian chat.
Partner with the Kogod Financial Information Services and Technology Lab to ensure that Kogod students have access to the information resources they need to do their work.
Participate in outreach programs in person and online.

Curate the Business Collection

Purchase materials required to support the curriculum of Kogod, the research of the faculty, and the long-term research needs of the university as related to resources related to business.
Appropriately de-select of cease subscriptions to business information resources in relationship to the budget, the curriculum, the research needs of the faculty, long-term commitments to the regional and national intellectual record, and trends in publishing.
Serve on the Collection Management Team that oversees the overall university library collection, excepting special collections and archives.

Develop and Manage Web Based Resources

Develop and maintain web pages related to business information resources and services on the LibGuides platform.
Consult with stakeholders on any changes to the enterprise systems that impact access to business information resources.

Service to the Profession

Participate in advancing the profession of Librarianship or the academic field of business through original research, relevant service to professional and scholarly societies, publications, and impactful presentations in professional or scholarly venues.

Service to the University

Participate in the shared governance of American University and American University Library through active participation on university and library committees and engagement in work that meaningfully furthers the university and library outside of the primary duties of the position.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

ABOUT THE KOGOD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

The Kogod School of Business at American University is the oldest accredited business school in Washington, D.C. With more than 1500 students, Kogod offers full-time, Professional (part-time) and Online MBA programs, seven specialized Masters of Science degree programs and a robust undergraduate business degree program. All Kogod programs are designed to integrate a business education with a global perspective. With a focus on Business in the Capital and entrepreneurship through the innovation incubator, Kogod actively connects students with community and facilitates putting their ideas into action.

ABOUT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

The American University Library http://www.american.edu/library serves the AU community through a collection of more than 1,700,000 print and electronic book titles and 180,000 media and sound recordings. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and at the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 184,000 journal subscriptions in all subjects. The Library has 23 library faculty, 87 full-time staff and other professionals and about 62 student assistants. The library’s budget is about $17 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium.

American University Library is a Founding Member of the Diversity Alliance for Academic Libraries.

American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to more than 14,000 students.

For information about American University, please see http://www.american.edu and learn about the University Library at http://www.american.edu/library.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

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

AU’s plan for Inclusive Excellence, adopted in January 2018, reflects the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion—the cornerstone for achieving institutional and educational excellence.

To learn more about how AU is infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion at a strategic, tactical, and operational level, please visit:

https://www.american.edu/president/diversity/inclusive-excellence/index.cfm.

Application Instructions

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help in signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046
mmikkel@american.edu

AU Library Diversity Statement

The AU Library is committed to diversity and inclusion by providing an inclusive, welcoming, and adaptable environment for the community. The Library recognizes that this is an ongoing process and aims to engage in diversity and inclusion as more than just numeric representation. The Library will continue to work on intentionally diversifying its personnel, services, and collections in meaningful ways.

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 identify 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. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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.

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

Requirements
Qualifications
An ALA-accredited M.L.S is required.
Professional experience in an academic or research institution is highly preferred.
A degree in business, economics or a related field is highly preferred. Corporate experience of two or more years in lieu of an academic business background is also acceptable.
Demonstrated reference experience or training is required.
Pedagogical experience or training is required.
Collection development experience or instruction is required.
Evidence of potential for professional contributions and ongoing professional development is essential.
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; strong public service ethic; and collaborative skills are essential.
Ideal candidates will possess the ability to shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment; to work across a broad-based constituency, to communicate a positive library image; and have an awareness of current concerns and developments in librarianship.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Corestaff

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Corestaff is engaged by a law firm located in Washington, DC to identify candidates to fill a Research Librarian opening. The position would pay 80-90k.

Responsibilities

  • Perform complex legal and non-legal research, including legislative and regulatory histories, using online and print resources,
  • Assist attorneys and staff with research queries/strategy and current awareness monitoring
  • Assist in the Conflicts and New Matter intake process, including due diligence research on potential clients
  • Work closely with Marketing and other administrative departments to support the firm’s client development and other business initiatives
  • Assist with the library’s integrated library system, intranet pages, and other products and systems used to deliver information and services
  • Pursue continuing education opportunities and read professional literature to stay current on technological and research developments and industry best practices

Please contact Janet Webster if interested at janet.webster@corestaff.com

Position: Librarian (Law Section, Slavic languages)
Location: Library of Congres
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Law Section (LS), U.S. Programs, Law & Lit Division (LS), Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Dir (LS), Library 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.

Responsibilities

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.

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.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: George Washington University

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The George Washington University (GW) is the largest research university in the nation’s capital and is located in the heart of Washington, DC. GW offers undergraduate and graduate program in many disciplines including medicine, health sciences, public health, and nursing. The Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library is an important member of the Information, Instruction, and Reference team. This position assists in the provision of information and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing. Other duties include reference consultations, online education student support, attendance at morning report, and membership on various library committees. This position reports to the Associate Director, Reference and Instruction.

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

  1. Provides reference and information services to patrons at the reference desk in the library, and remote reference service points.
  2. Performs online database search services and research consultations upon request.
  3. Participates in and designs formal and informal instruction and orientation programs for students, staff, and faculty, as well as community health patrons.
  4. Participates in curricular activities for the three schools served.
  5. Serves as an embedded librarian in nursing and public health courses. Acts as a librarian facilitator for the Practice of Medicine course, Clinical Integration Sessions, in the medical curriculum.
  6. Regularly attends morning report or other clinical activities to provide reference report and maintains reading lists for residents.
  7. Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and informational services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
  8. Participates in the provision of educational courses, workshops and seminars for various patron groups within the library throughout the academic year.
  9. Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
  10. Provides support to faculty in creating and maintaining courses in Blackboard, as well as other educational technologies that facilitate online and distance education.
  11. Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
  12. Investigates new technologies and software to support faculty education and research.
  13. Contributes to library marketing and communication activities.
  14. Participates in collection development activities for the reference collection and liaison departments.
  15. Assists in management of student listservs and library e-mail accounts.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited school. Coursework or experience searching literature and full-text databases. Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Experience with course management software. Coursework or experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services or educational technology support. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Preferred: Minimum of 1-2 years experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference service or 2-3 years providing educational technology support in a library environment. Demonstrated knowledge of biomedical literature databases, such as PubMed.

Application Procedure:

To be considered, applicants should complete an online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/84397 and upload a letter of interest, a current resume, and include 3 references. Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Competitive Intelligence Manager
Location: Miles & Stockbridge (Baltimore, MD office)

Miles & Stockbridge is seeking a Competitive Intelligence Manager in the Baltimore office. Under the supervision of the Director of Research & Information Services, this role will oversee the competitive intelligence function for the firm which entails collaborating closely with the firm’s business development and client Intake teams to provide insights for strategic decision making across all practice groups. Primary duties will include but are not limited to the following:

• Conducts in-depth research and analysis of potential client companies, competitors or new hires, using resources including, Monitor Suite, Pitchbook, Bloomberg, Juristat, PrivCo, and Capital IQ.
• Manages current awareness scheme of dozens of potential and current clients in several target markets and industries.
• Supervises firm-wide client intake due diligence research using multiple platforms including Intapp and Westlaw Company Investigator.
• Manages Docket tracking (current, ongoing litigation) and New Litigation tracking (target clients, current clients, Nature of Suit, attorneys.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience working in a law firm or professional services organization. Candidates must possess a Juris Doctorate and/or a Masters of Librarian and Information Sciences degree from an accredited university or college. The candidate should have strong research skills and can demonstrate their attention to details and accuracy. The Competitive Intelligence Manager plays an integral role at the firm and requires an individual that is competent, flexible, and can interact with individuals across all levels of firm management.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to dswilliams@milesstockbridge.com.

Miles & Stockbridge P.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to cultivating an inclusive environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values of our firm.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, as a condition of employment, Miles & Stockbridge P.C. requires all employees to be fully vaccinated. An employee is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

Position: E-Resources & Discovery Librarian
Location: Towson University, Albert S. Cook Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

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.

Responsibilities
This position provides leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the library’s 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 applicant’s 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.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3520

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.

Requirements
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.

Position: Library Services Manager
Location: Caroline County (Md.) Public Library
Salary: $50,000-$58,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association Job Line

Responsibilities: The Caroline County Public Library seeks an innovative, experienced, conscientious, and community-oriented Library Services Manager to oversee all aspects of customer facing services at our Central Library. The purpose of this position is to plan, supervise and direct the work of the public service points and related staff at the Central Library while working with administration and other library staff to develop and update library policies and procedures. As a senior management position in a small public library (20 FTE employees), this position requires proficiency in frontline customer service and adult programming along with the ability to manage budgets, apply for and manage grants, contribute to the library’s strategic plan, and supervise staff. Strong project management and interpersonal communication skills are required for success. Given the current conditions of delivering library services during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the successful candidate will demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and confidence in designing and delivering both virtual and in-person programs and services. The Caroline County Public Library is dedicated to ensuring equity of library services to the community; as such, we seek a librarian who views library services through an equity lens and is skilled at partnering with organizations to deliver services to traditionally underserved groups.

Requirements: Minimum- Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. Three years of progressively responsible post-graduate experience working in a public library. Possess a Maryland Class “C” driver’s license or an equivalent from another state. Excellent written and verbal communication skills High level of computer proficiency, including familiarity with both Mac and Windows operating systems. One-year supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Collection Development experience. Three years supervisory experience. Adult programming experience. Familiarity with Polaris ILS.

Salary: Range of $50,000 – $58,000, Commensurate with Experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, and participation in the Maryland State Retirement System. Full time, 37.5 hours per week. Regular schedule includes daytime, evening, and rotating Saturdays.

Application Process: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to
employment@carolib.org. This position will be open until filled.
The Caroline County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. The Library’s policy is to treat all employees and applications equally and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national or ancestral origin, sexual orientation, or disability in accordance with applicable laws. This policy is applicable to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, and promotions. The Caroline County Public Library complies with the ADA. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process should contact the Library Office Manager at 410-479-1343 prior to submitting an application or resume. The Caroline County Public Library is a drug free/smoke free facility.
View complete job description at: http://www.carolib.org

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Analyst (Evenings)
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Skadden is seeking Research & Knowledge Analysts to assist with global information services. There are multiple shifts available:

Monday-Friday, 1-9 ET, based out of the New York office. This position offers a fully remote or a hybrid work model.

Monday-Friday, 1-9 ET, 12-8 CT, or 10-6 PT, based out of New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, Los Angeles, Palo Alto or Wilmington. This position offers a fully remote or a hybrid work model, depending on location.

Sunday-Thursday, 1-9 ET, based out of the New York office. This position offers a fully remote or a hybrid work model.

This position will be responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the Firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness alerts. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites. Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.

  • Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for Firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via Firm wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Provides full service research and KM support if working remotely from the office.
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Develops subject guides, tip sheets and training materials as department needs and resources change.
  • Monitors email on firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in NY and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Assists other department staff members when needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Proficient in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah and more
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Demonstrates a courteous and professional demeanor and prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach
  • Proven ability in using web page editors
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

Experience/Education

Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of four years)
Minimum of two years’ experience conducting research in a legal or corporate information center
To apply visit: https://www.skadden.com/Careers/Staff/Opportunities/New-York/Research-Knowledge-Analyst-9202021

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

Position: Special Assistant to the Director of General and International Collections
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services (RCS), Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 413022.
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, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The General and International Collections Directorate at the Library of Congress is responsible for supporting many of the institution’s priorities. We set strategies to organize, digitize and make information accessible, and to enrich the onsite and online user experience in support of traditional and evolving forms of research. We look to emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion in our collections strategies, while simultaneously adopting a digital-forward strategy that harnesses technology to bridge geographical divides, expand reach, and enhance service. In supporting the Library’s position as a leader in the library and cultural-heritage communities, we support the professional development of our staff, ensuring that we have the skills to accommodate changes in the information professions, and the needs and expectations of our users. The experience of the Special Assistant as a skilled guide, facilitator, administrator, and liaison is an important ingredient in our success.

Plans and organizes reports, inquires, and analysis by coordinating with staff and line management personnel, and conducting all phases of the project. Interprets service unit and agency regulations, directives and procedures, and the initial application of new methods. Provides administrative and operational support in the day-to-day and the long-term management of the Directorate to meet the mission and program goals. Evaluates program effectiveness and the improvement of complex program and management processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues affecting critical aspects of major programs.

Provides program support to the Director who is responsible for a range of activities and programs and regularly interacts with other Library Service Units and with national and international organizations, high-level officials from other government agencies, professional organizations, scholarly, and cultural communities.

Serves as the primary liaison between the Director, their management team and staff throughout the directorate and across other units in Library Collections and Services (LCSG). Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with all staff, in LCSG and throughout the Library, to share resources and information and effectively serve Library Services’ best interests. Serves as a central point of contact for the Director with representatives from other libraries, cultural institutions, national and international organizations, if necessary.

Serves as a point of contact for administrative professionals and directorate staff throughout the directorate on personnel and operational initiatives, goals and processes. Consults with Employee Resources Management and Planning (ERMP) and/or FMD on high-level operational, budgetary and personnel directorate objectives. Ensures information shared by the Financial Management Directorate (FMD), the Organizational Management Directorate (OMD) and/or the ERMP Division is administered timely to administrative staff and/or directorate staff.

Coordinates requirements and serves as an expert on special projects, advising senior management on significant office issues. Leads, conducts and/or participates in management studies and Reviews, particularly those with wide or significant effect on the Directorate and Service Unit operations, and those where the boundaries of the studies may be broad with far-reaching or long-term implications. Organizes assigned projects; plans, organizes and directs team projects and collaborations. Identifies and gathers necessary data including program data and interacts with senior managers, program officials, employees and supervisors; assembles and evaluates information gathered; formulates findings, conclusions, and recommendations; presents results in writing and/or orally, which are well-organized, supportable and clearly expressed. Undertakes environmental scanning, competitive intelligence, benchmarking, and best practice analysis.

Advises on changes to organizational structures, organizational charts, and mission and function statements to implement reorganizations or changes in program administration in order to reduce or eliminate functional overlap among the agency’s substantive programs.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Part-time Library Services Specialist for Circulation
Location: University of Baltimore Law Library

The primary purpose of this position is to provide efficient service to UB Law Library students, faculty, staff and other patrons using library resources and ensure the highest quality public service at the circulation desk during evening and weekend hours. The Specialist is responsible for overseeing the Law Library’s circulation desk, including the issuing, return and record keeping procedures of the library, assigns, schedules and trains student library assistants in computerized circulation functions.
This position provides for a staff presence on evenings and weekends when no full-time staff are present. Responsible for supervision of circulation and library functions during those hours and providing basic legal and non-legal reference assistance. Specialist works under the general supervision of the Circulation/Reference Librarian, and the Deputy Director within general procedural and policy guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:

• Oversees function of the information desk on evenings and weekends; handles policy issues if the only library staff member on duty.
• Supervises student assistants, including training, scheduling, and assigning tasks.
• Stacks maintenance, including updating materials, shelf reading, and shifting materials as needed.
• Assists patrons in locating materials and in using the library’s catalog, databases, and finding aids.
• Processes faculty’s course reserve requests.
• Special projects and other duties as assigned (users guides, processing donations, etc.).
• Pursue professional development opportunities in order to keep current with best practices and emerging library issues.

Required Qualifications: 

Education:  Bachelor’s degree.  Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Experience:  At least one year of experience directly related to primary duties listed.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Specialist must possess excellent judgment, flexibility, and interpersonal skills to successfully interact with patrons.
Specialist must have thorough knowledge of circulation operations, including policies, procedures, and software.
Specialist must have good supervisory skills in order to optimize student assistant performance.
Specialist must possess excellent attention to detail when scheduling student assistants and updating materials.
Specialist must be knowledgeable about catalog, databases, and other finding aids.
Specialist must be familiar with Microsoft Word and other MS Office applications.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to David Matchen, Circulation/Reference Librarian (dmatchen@ubalt.edu, 410-837-4674).

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an innovative, learner-centered, and tech-savvy Research Services Librarian to collaboratively lead library research services designed to prepare students to find, evaluate, and create knowledge ethically; support faculty research and teaching excellence; and enable the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position manages LNDL’s instruction and consultation programs focusing on information, digital, copyright, and data fluency; coordinates Library-wide outreach and engagement initiatives; and supervises reference services. This position leads the Research and Instruction unit within the Research and Technology Services department. The Research Services Librarian serves on LNDL’s Operations Group, comprised of librarians from multiple units, to lead and continuously improve day-to-day operations. The position reports to the Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services, manages full-time and part-time librarians, and administers LNDL’s marketing budget.
LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. The Research Services Librarian will possess broad knowledge of instruction program management and demonstrate creativity when infusing pedagogy with technology. The successful candidate will be passionate about collaborating with faculty and students to continuously improve and innovate user experiences. The Research Services Librarian will find ways to creatively integrate Library initiatives into the priorities of the two campuses, develop and maintain key partnerships, and enable student and faculty collaboration, scholarship, creativity, and innovation.
Position Responsibilities:
• Lead programs and services that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, students, and staff community.
• Manage, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Research and Instruction unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain full-time and part-time librarians.
• Cultivate and promote new models of user engagement.
• Work collaboratively to integrate and lead a library instruction program that promotes information, digital, copyright, and data fluency. Develop partnerships with faculty that lead to strategic curriculum enhancements such as online learning and/or digital literacy initiatives.
• Lead and oversee research consultation and reference services including subject specific requests for data management support.
• Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making; support institutional, consortial, state, and national reporting; and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
• Enrich the faculty experience by serving as a liaison to designated academic departments.
• Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.
• Other duties as assigned.

About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of north Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves as the library for Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total graduate and undergraduate student population of 5,819 FTE that includes 4,529 FTE at Loyola and 1,290 FTE at Notre Dame.
The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Application Procedures: Review of internal applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Research Services Librarian” in the subject line to Briana Marine, Administrative Operations Coordinator: bmarine@loyola.edu. Only complete applications will be considered.
The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Requirements
Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program;
• Minimum of 3 years recent, significant library instruction experience in an academic library;
• Minimum of 2 years recent supervisory experience managing, motivating, and leading librarians;
• Ability to teach in a variety of settings and formats with a broad knowledge and understanding of instruction, pedagogy, and principles related to information and digital literacies development;
• Demonstrated understanding of changes in academic library research trends and the ability to thoughtfully analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to improve the user experience;
• Commitment and demonstrated experience fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational environment with the ability to provide high-quality customer service to connect, support, and engage a diverse student, faculty, and staff population in a busy public service setting;
• Familiarity with current and emerging technologies; demonstrated experience developing learning objects;
• Experience leading in-person or digital reference and research services in an academic library;
• Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
• Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, collect and analyze data to inform decision-making, facilitate change, and work independently and collaboratively to thrive in a dynamic work environment;
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary;
• Proficiency with standard desktop tools and business applications;
• Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Advanced degree or academic coursework related to user experience, instructional design, instructional assessment, digital pedagogy, educational technologies, or active learning spaces;
• Knowledge of tools and standards for creating accessible learning objects;
• Familiarity with trends in data management and other emerging areas of research expertise in an academic library;
• Basic knowledge of copyright law and “fair use” guidelines;
• Working knowledge of LibGuides, chat services, scholarly communications, discovery services, knowledge databases, and integrated library systems including Aleph;
• Experience serving as a library liaison.

Position: Data Services Librarian (Open Rank)
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $56,000-$62,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Category: Librarian (Open Rank)

Department: Digital Programs and Initiatives

Salary Range: Position is budgeted for a salary range of $56k-$62K and 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, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore 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:

The primary responsibility of the Data Services Librarian is to serve as the program lead to identify, implement, and promote novel, sustainable data services throughout all stages of the research data lifecycle. The incumbent in this position will be the Libraries’ primary expert for the technologies, standards, and best practices required to support comprehensive data services initiatives, including repositories and hosting requirements. They serve as the expert on technology and tools to support University of Maryland researchers and partners as they manage, analyze, share, communicate, and preserve their research data. The Data Services Librarian must collaborate closely with UMD Libraries’ staff to ensure Research Data Services are aligned with the diverse needs of a broad variety of researchers, and they take the initiative to identify and support the technical needs of researchers as well as suggest improvements and new services or workflows. The Data Services Librarian actively participates in programs and projects in Digital Programs and Initiatives, including but not limited to the institutional repository (DRUM), digital publishing, and digital collections.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives, the Data Services Librarian supports the collection, description, storage, and assessment of data acquired or generated by researchers. They engage in technical consultations with researchers to identify needs, partner with subject specialists on tools for data collection, description, analysis, and exploration, and coordinate closely with both technical and non-technical staff throughout UMD Libraries to deploy solutions for data management. They help cultivate partnerships and strengthen collaborations between researchers, curators, technologists, and administrators.

For the full position description and faculty requirements, 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 .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/88227. 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, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until November 7, 2021.
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited or a non-US equivalent institution of higher education by the start of employment, or a graduate degree in a subject area relevant to the position’s duties with two years relevant experience.
Experience:

One year of prior work experience related to the duties of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as R, Python, JavaScript, or Ruby.
Ability to use scripts or tools to extract and manipulate data from a variety of sources, including web services and APIs.
Knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to use and archiving of digital data.
Familiarity with institutional or subject repository systems such as Fedora, DSpace, Dataverse, or comparable products.
Familiarity with academic, research, or special libraries.
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Twelve Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Summary

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

Requirements

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

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

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

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

Requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

Qualifications

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

Experience/Education

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

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

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

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

See the full job descriptions and links to apply here:

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

High Level Summary of Essential Responsibilities:

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

Summary of Qualifications:

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Essential Functions

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

Nonessential Functions

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

Qualifications

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

Experience/Education

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

Other

Requires occasional weekend coverage.

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.
The position description number for this position is 366356.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime or compflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Acquisitions and Outreach Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 – $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

The position description number for this position is 004740.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

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

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

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

Analyst Duties Include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Requirements

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

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

Research and Instruction

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

Collection Development

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

Qualifications

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

Preferred qualifications

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

Environment

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

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

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Benefits: Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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Position: Systems Librarian
Location: Georgetown Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

Qualifications

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

Experience/Education

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

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

One Position: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Required Skill Sets:

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

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

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Two Positions: Washington, DC

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

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

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

Minimum Job Requirements

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

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

One Position: Washington, DC

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Position Responsibilities

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

Skills and experience

Required:

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

Preferred:

  • Law related experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Competencies:

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

Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package

See the full job description and apply:

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

Six Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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


QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

Please send cover letter with your resume.

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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


QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

Four Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

About the Law Library:

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

About the Position:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 307706.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

Research assistant duties include:

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 308062

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 137754.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two Positions: Washington, DC

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

Three Positions: Maryland

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Essential Functions:

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

Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science

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

Skills/Abilities:

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
General summary/purpose:

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

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

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

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

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