Seven Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Temporary Research Librarian
Location: Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Temporary Research Librarian
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Contract
Job Description
Crowell & Moring, LLP

Founded with a commitment to build a different kind of law firm, Crowell & Moring LLP today is an international law firm representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and transactional matters. We are internationally recognized for our representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as our ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. With nearly 550 lawyers based in seven offices in the United States and Europe, the firm helps international corporations and emerging enterprises navigate complex legal challenges and create business solutions across the globe.

The Research Librarian (temporary) will provide research support and outreach for all offices and work as a member of the firm-wide Research Services team.

• Conduct business, legal, legislative, and regulatory research for attorneys, marketing staff, business managers, and paralegals, providing an initial analysis of research results and summaries of key findings.
• Provide background research and competitive intelligence on companies, industries, and markets in support of business and client development efforts. Use a variety of tools to obtain information required to support more strategic decision making.
• Help set up and manage docket and news current awareness monitoring, determining the most accurate and thorough methods for capturing and delivering information.
• Guide attorneys and staff on the effective use of research databases.

Qualifications
Education – The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree. MLS preferred, but equivalent training and experience may substitute.

The position requires a minimum of three (3) years of related experience during which knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position were demonstrated.

Additional Information
Crowell & Moring LLP offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package which includes progressive options such as back up child care, wellness programs, cultural events and social activities. We take great pride in our positive, friendly culture that rewards hard work and success, at the same time recognizing the importance of family and community service.

EOE m/f/d/v
Crowell & Moring LLP participates in the E-Verify program.

Position: Business & Legal Research Analyst
Location: DLA Piper LLP (US), Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results-oriented people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have exceptional problem-solving skills.

If you are a highly talented Business & Legal Research Analyst interested in working closely with clients, attorneys and paralegals, we want to hear from you!

This position is located in the Washington D.C. office.

Relocation is available in accordance with the firm’s policy.

The research analyst team is at the leading edge of the firm with regard to identifying and harnessing the power of new legal research technologies and platforms. The department’s commitment to continuing education guarantees that the team champions and uses the best resources for solving today’s complex research needs while saving clients’ money.

The business & legal research analyst position provides research expertise and analysis to lawyers, paralegals and staff. Candidates must be able to quickly evaluate all research inquiries to determine the best methods and resources necessary to complete each request. This position requires the ability to prioritize requests, analyze results, compile answers and communicate research findings in a clear and concise manner. The business & legal research analyst may perform training and conduct outreach activities at the local office level.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Library/Information Services
  • 3 years’ experience conducting research
  • Experience performing extensive research using tools (such as Westlaw and Lexis Advance, and specialized tools such as CapIQ, Bloomberg Law, CCH Cheetah, Intelligize, Courtlink, Pitchbook, etc.
  • Experience in data analytics, artificial intelligence, and quantitative legal prediction databases such as Casetext CARA, Lex Machina, Docket Navigator Compass, TR Intelligence Center, Ravel Law, etc.
  • Good research skills required to conduct research on a variety of legal and business topics
  • Specialized knowledge relating to specific legal practice areas (e.g., IP, Finance, Tax, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of federal legislative and regulatory research
  • Good with curation systems such as Manzama or Linex
  • Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys, clients and staff
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates
  • Willing to work after normal hours and/or weekends when required

Preferred Requirements:
3 years of experience conducting research in a law firm environment

What will your day look like?
You will conduct research and/or fact-checking in a wide range of topical areas including, but not limited to, legal, business/corporate, patent and IP, public records, legislative history, medical and news/media. You will compile research results, summarize data and communicate methodology and results clearly, and use critical thinking to analyze each request to identify the best research resources for efficient and cost-effective resolutions. You will work extensively with research staff, information technology, attorneys and administrative staff to maximize knowledge sharing and improve integration among information systems in the organization. You will also conduct local office orientation for new hires and will assist with the training of attorneys and staff on the effective use of legal and business research resources.

You will also explain the operation of the research department and market library services and resources. You will participate in the regular review and evaluation of new and existing electronic resources, with an eye toward improved service and research efficiency. You will also demonstrate a commitment to continuing education by attending workshops and webinars for professional development and regularly review professional literature. You will align with specific practice groups to support their long-term goals, business development, competitive intelligence and resource needs.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

Agency applications will not be considered.

Position: Library Assistant
Location: Finnegan LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Washington, DC office of Finnegan, one of the world’s leading and largest intellectual property law firms, has an opportunity for a Library Assistant. Under the direction of the Manager of Research and Information Services and the Chief Marketing Officer, the Library Assistant will serve as a primary point of contact for a variety of firmwide functions such as serials check-in and routing, invoice processing, acquisitions, cataloging, maintaining the collection, and providing basic level-ready reference services.

Successful candidates must have a high school diploma, but a Bachelor’s degree is preferred, and three years of experience in a professional business environment, law firm experience is a plus. Experience with technical services in a law or special library including acquisitions, serials control and MARC copy cataloging, basic knowledge of library operations and records storage, and a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, willingness to be a team player, and the ability to deal well with changing assignments and priorities, work well under pressure, meet frequent deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks.

The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to:
Robin Smith
Staff Recruiting Manager
901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413
Fax: 202.408.4400
Resume@finnegan.com

Position: Administrative Librarian (Chief of African and Middle Eastern Division)
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services., Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $127,914 to $192,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Responsibilities
The African and Middle Eastern Division is recognized as a major resource center for Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. Our Middle East program has custody of materials in over 70 languages, the division’s largest collections being Arabic, followed by Persian, Turkish, Armenian and Georgian language collections. Additional collections and linguistic groupings include Caucasian, and Central Asian. The division serves as the Library’s primary access point for reference and research activities related to the Ancient Near East, pre-Islamic Egypt, Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, and ancient and modern Israel, with custody of materials in a variety of formats in Hebrew and its cognates, including Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian, as well as Amharic, Coptic, and Syriac. The division is also the focal point of the Library’s reference and bibliographic activities on sub-Saharan Africa and the Library’s collection of Africana, including sources in every major field of study in the social sciences and in the humanities. Language coverage includes English, French, German, Portuguese, and many African vernaculars.

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

Provides direction and leadership for the Library in response to the rapid changes in foreign societies, in information flows from and about the regions covered by the division, and in emerging research agendas related to the division’s area of responsibility. Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of these countries and regions and of the scholarly resources and collections necessary for the study of the region, with in-depth knowledge in at least one related discipline/area.

Constantly evaluates the Library’s holdings in this area and seeks to acquire new collections as they become available. Identifies sources for new collections and continuously seeks to improve the quality of the Library’s collections and access to information in the division’s area of responsibility.

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

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

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

Position: Electronic Resources Management Specialist
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary: $22.42-$22.73

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

This position provides direct support for the library’s growing electronic collections, which currently represent approximately 80% of the library’s $7M+ materials budget. Electronic resource collections support student and faculty research from across campus, as well as from any remote location with sufficient Internet access. As the university expands, its global and distance learning programs and emphasis on research activities and initiatives, the library’s e-collections will be an important service component to ever growing populations of users and adds ever growing complexity to carrying out the position responsibilities. Electronic resources are accessed by students and faculty 24/7.

Position: Special Collections Technician
Location: Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Overview

The Special Collections Technician is responsible for answering routine reference questions using Special Collections resources; assist in the development of exhibits and displays; undertake collection processing; administer archival training and educational institutes; administrative assistance to Special Collections; manage the Archives office; control Special Collections supplies inventory; supervise student workers and volunteers.

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative assistance by filing and maintaining office records as well as obtaining supplies as needed.
  • Provide reference and referral assistance to inquirers, visitors and Special Collections users, including duplication services such as digital scans, photocopies and photographs.
  • Supervise student workers, practicum students, and volunteers as needed, including collecting employee time sheets and monitoring employee schedules to help maintain proper staffing and service levels.
  • Assist with the processing of Catholic University records and manuscript collections, including audiovisual records, in order to produce finding aids.
  • Assist with rare books and museum accessions, loans, and exhibits.
  • Coordinate with maintenance staff and Special Collections to maintain cleanliness and repair of archives facilities and space.
  • Coordinate and provide support for Special Collections programs: receptions, conferences, training sessions, exhibits, and teaching institutes.

Position: Database Integrity & Analysis Specialist
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Originally posted on the Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) listserv.

Library Specialist II – Database Integrity & Analysis Specialist
The George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the position of Database Integrity & Analysis Specialist. 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.

Responsibilities:
The Database Integrity & Analysis Specialist is responsible for extracting library system-generated data for the division and for constructing and running reports to fulfill collection-related data needs for ongoing and one-time initiatives, projects, and/or processes. This position also works to ensure the accuracy of data in the integrated library system (Ex Libris Alma). We are looking for a collaborative, detail-oriented individual to work closely with faculty and staff both within the division and in other departments to ensure that report-related and database integrity needs are met in a timely and accurate manner.

Seven Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Job Summary

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. The work schedule for the position is Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.
  • Supports research and Knowledge Management 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.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.
  • Mentors Research & Knowledge Services professional staff.
  • Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to:  Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah, SNL.
  • 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.
  • Proven ability in using WYSIWYG web page editors.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Flexibility to travel and 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 eight years) and a minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Research Librarian

With over 1,400 lawyers in 31 offices across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is a fully integrated global law firm that provides clients with connected legal advice, wherever and whenever they need it. The firm is known for its relationship-driven, collaborative culture, diverse legal experience and industry-shaping innovation and offers clients one of the most active M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk practices in the world.

Position Overview

We are looking for a Research Librarian who shares a passion for research, innovation and excellent customer service who can provide a wide variety of research and related services to lawyers and staff locally and globally as needed. This position participates in the training of lawyers and paralegals on library and research services, the use of new technologies and/or upgraded versions of existing services. The Research Librarian is also part of a global research team and participates in firmwide calls and projects with a dedicated and supportive Library and Research Services team. Travel to NY office once a quarter also required.

Responsibilities

  • Provides in-depth as well as quick reference legal and business research support to lawyers, staff and clients globally through an appropriate combination of traditional resources and emerging technologies
  • Monitors and responds to a wide variety of research requests utilizing a reference request database and coordinates this effort with other global research team members.
  • Participates in planning and implementation of training programs for lawyers and staff to promote the effective use of library resources, both locally and globally as needed.
  • Utilizes interlibrary loan and document retrieval services as needed.
  • Participates in Firmwide teleconferences with library and research services staff as scheduled.
  • Participates as a team member on select projects and initiatives as assigned.
  • Stays current on research technologies by keeping up with professional literature
  • Takes responsibility for various administrative tasks as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including both Firmwide and local library projects
  • Makes quarterly visits to New York office to support research needs, promote library and research services functions and build relationships in New York office.

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

  • Ability to deal professionally and possess demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability and commitment to interact effectively with a diverse clientele both internally and externally
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, to prioritize and complete projects rapidly and efficiently, yet thoroughly.
  • Demonstrated expertise in legal and corporate research techniques using both print and electronic resources
  • Ability and willingness to participate in the process of evaluating websites and electronic research resources from substantive and technical perspectives
  • Proven proficiency in a variety of databases, including but not limited to Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, Courtlink and a variety of specialty research resources.
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation and proactive creative approach to marketing library and research services
  • Clear, concise and effective verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to present to individuals and groups
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, often with coworkers in other offices
  • Proven success as a service-oriented, proactive, flexible, adaptable, responsible and detail-oriented individual in prior position(s)
  • Proven experience with automated library systems preferred.
  • Experience with web page creation software such as Microsoft SharePoint preferred.
  • Requires the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled.

Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited school
  • Minimum two years law library experience, preferably in a law firm setting.
  • Will consider someone with related experience and proven track record.

Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of the employee. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Serials Management)
Location: Library Service and Content Management, Library Technical Services, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington , District of Columbia.
The Selectee will work Shift-1 Monday- Friday and a tour of duty from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Librarian (Serials Management), your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Serves as subject matter expert in serials management: researches operational issues involving serials control and recommends solutions for life cycle management of serials involving workflows, processes, procedures, and staffing skills; works with the team to resolve complex issues identified in the life cycle management of Federal resources/publications.
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive serials management plan for current and historic serials in tangible and electronic formats, taking into consideration factors such as staffing levels and skills, changes in technology, expectations of customers, new approaches and practices to serials management.
  • Performs professional tasks to manage the life cycle of U.S. Government serials and integrating resources, including proper identification, selection, cataloging, classification and check-in of these resources, current and historic, in tangible and electronic forms.
  • Serves as expert on serial cataloging rules and practices to be able to identify various bibliographic control issues and concerns unique to serial publications and integrating resources.
  • Develops, collects, and evaluates serials management statistics which measures the outcomes achieved and the goals accomplished.
  • Serves as the serials specialist recommending and developing new procedures and practices to identify, locate, and fill gaps in serial holdings in the Catalog of Government Publications.
  • Reviews existing serials and integrating resources policies and guidelines within LTS to determine any gaps that exist.
  • Trains and develops staff, including reviewing and updating serials and integrating resources cataloging training plans, conducting workshops, reviewing the records of staff learning this work.
  • Serves as representative, lead, subject matter expert on projects, initiatives, committees, at conferences both internally and externally for LSCM and GPO.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian Technician (Senior Delivery Technician)
Location: Collections Integrity and Maintenance Office, Collections Access, Loan and Management (CALM) Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $42,308 to $55,006 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position is located in the Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Unit 1 of the Collections Integrity and Maintenance Office, Collections Access, Loan and Management (CALM) Division.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
The position description number for this position is 232078.

Responsibilities
The incumbent picks up, distributes, and returns items requested by CALM’s Reference and Collections Support Section staff for the use primarily of Congressional and interlibrary loan customers and for other official purposes.

Incumbent is responsible for scanning all material upon arrival from Ft. Meade and when material is delivered to the appropriate custodial division or reading room. When loan requests are filled, incumbent assembles books for delivery to Congressional offices, maintains a computerized log noting the time the books are leaving the Division, and transfers them to a commercial delivery service on a strict schedule.

Incumbent photocopies or scans articles and short works identified by reference staff for interlibrary loan customers. These items are either mailed to the requestors, are sent by fax or through other document transmission methods such as ARIEL and Odyssey.

Incumbent checks the majority of books that are returned to the shelf, normally by scanning the item’s barcode into the check-in function of the LC ILS Circulation module.

Incumbent provides circulation status checks for Library staff who request material and receive not-on-shelf responses if these staff cannot search the circulation database themselves and need to know whether or not a book is charged.

Other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technician (Information and Technical Services)
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) , Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a library technician (information and technical services) to process and maintain research materials used by CRS staff. The selectee also responds to requests for information and documents by internal and external clients.

Responsibilities
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 Library technician will perform the following duties:

  • Identifies documents and other materials relevant to the CRS mission, and assists in making the materials accessible to staff. This includes downloading digital documents or digitizing printed materials and uploading files to internal repositories.
  • Checks in serial publications, receives and processes newly received materials, and updates holdings information in the library catalog.
  • Searches library catalogs and databases to verify bibliographic information. Creates metadata for digital documents or collections, applying established taxonomies as appropriate.
  • Maintains print collections, including sorting, shelving, and weeding materials; shifting collections; assisting with collection inventories to identify gaps and duplicates. Assist in developing and maintaining digital collections.
  • Assists in the staffing of the CRS research facilities and/or congressional reading rooms.
  • Provides ready reference and document delivery services: identifies, retrieves, and delivers documents from a range of sources and in diverse media, contacting libraries and other cultural institutions, government agencies, publishers, and authors as needed.
  • Delivers a variety of documents and data, making copies of CRS seminars and workshop materials in response to client requests.
  • Conducts searches on a variety of electronic resources to locate appropriate documents or to find factual information such as names and contact information for congressional liaisons or addresses of organizations.

Position: Faculty and Web Services Librarian
Location: Antonin Scalia Law School, Law Library, George Mason University, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Responsibilities:

This position reports to the Associate Director of the Law Library. The incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing library services to faculty and providing web services to the law school and law library. Duties include management of the faculty liaison program, web editing and content development, development and design of both print and online resources, reference and research services to law faculty through the faculty liaison program, law student instruction, providing reference services to students, faculty, and alumni, and other duties as assigned.

Duties:

  • Oversee and coordinate liaison services to full-time and adjunct faculty;
  • Provide liaison services to designated faculty members:
    • Provide on-line searches for faculty, and provide cases, articles, and other library materials upon request;
    • Assist faculty with locating print materials in the collection, by ILL, or purchase, and provide assistance in the use of electronic databases;
    • Work as liaison to faculty in the identification, evaluation, and selection of library materials;
    • Assist full-time, adjunct faculty and staff in the use of the TWEN course management system.
  • Develop, design, and maintain content for the law school and law library website, and print promotional and instructional materials to include:
    • Update, upload, and edit website content for law school departments and law student organizations;
    • Develop and design print promotional materials, programs, posters, brochures, instructional materials, and other documentation as needed;
    • Create and maintain web templates, forms, and images;
    • Provide backup support for the calendar, news, and events on the website;
    • Create and update faculty and adjunct profiles, biographies, and CVs;
    • Post on the website prior to each semester course syllabi, assignments and related materials;
    • Assist with faculty homepages on WordPress;
    • Maintain proficiency in HTML, MODx, WordPress, Siteimprove, Illustrator, Photoshop, and other tools as needed.
  • Serve as coordinator of the Faculty Research Paper Series on the Social Science Research Network; submit and update faculty research papers for online publication and distribution; monitor usage statistics associated with faculty publications; post original papers to the law school’s website;
  • Provide Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law passwords for faculty and staff and assist new users in setting-up accounts and using databases; oversee and monitor password lists in Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law in an effort to keep them current;
  • Assist with legal instruction in the LRWA first and second year programs; assist with Scholarly Writing for journal students; lecture in selected law school classes each semester on the use of legal databases and other related resources;
  • Participate in collection development, including reviewing both print and electronic materials for selection;
  • Oversee the maintenance of the law school’s electronic file of VA Supreme Court records and briefs;
  • Coordinate with Mason paralegal class instructors and conduct or schedule tours of the Law Library for their classes;
  • Provide general reference services by e-mail, telephone, and in-person to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other members of the Mason community;
  • Participate in professional development, to include, attending conferences and meetings of national, state, and regional professional associations; serve on library and university committees;
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school and/or an M.L.S. or equivalent, from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library school;
  • Thorough knowledge of legal bibliography, both in print and electronic formats; academic law library experience providing services to law faculty;
  • Relevant teaching experience; strong service orientation and organizational abilities; proficiency with HTML;
  • Ability to use a content management system (MODX, WordPress) to develop and maintain web content; demonstrated experience with photo editing and graphic design using Photoshop and Illustrator;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

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Position: Library Coordinator
Location: George Washington University, Washington, DC
Salary: $17.49 – $22.77

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This position is a permanent part-time paraprofessional working as a member of the Information and Instructional Services Staff. The Library Coordinator provides front-line, core information services to faculty, staff, and students of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), School of Nursing (SON), Milken School of Public Health (GWSPH), GW Hospital, and Medical Faculty Associates (MFA). This includes responding to inquiries via phone, in person, and email or instant messages at the reference desk, from 4-8 pm Monday through Thursday and from 12-4 pm on Saturday. This position is a patron-facing position that staffs the Library’s Reference Desk during all hours listed.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Law Library Director
Location: University of Baltimore, Law Library
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

The Law Library Director and Professor of the Practice leads the Law Library and provides services to support the School of Law’s educational mission.  The Director is responsible for short and long-range planning and the overall administration of the Library. A member of the law school’s senior leadership team, the Director serves on faculty committees and helps build a culture of scholarship and academic excellence among faculty and students. The Director leads and guides the library in fulfilling its mission of service to the law school and greater legal community.  Through his/her leadership, the Director creates an environment that encourages students, faculty and the public to access the library’s services in order to foster a robust learning environment, engage in research, and promote a sense of community within the law school.

The Director has oversight and responsibility for the supervision of the library staff which consists of six professional librarians and five support staff.  The Director develops and manages the library budget and the library’s physical space.  The Director works with librarians and faculty to coordinate and provide legal research instruction that meets the law school’s curricular and co-curricular needs. Additionally, the Director oversees collection development and bibliographic services. The Director helps to identify and implement emerging technologies in library systems and information access to ensure the library is providing excellent resources and research support.

The Director works closely with university offices and partners in leading the law library. The Director represents the law library within the university and state university system to assure the law library can leverage critical resources and is part of the development of sound policies.  The Director maintains an active presence in his/her professional associations and within the legal academy to stay current on trends in legal research, technology and legal education. The director works to ensure compliance with ABA and AALL standards for law libraries

Key Responsibilities

Library Leadership & Supervision
• Leads, guides and determines the strategic direction of the law library and serves as a critical member of the law school leadership team

• Oversees all personnel activities, including recruitment and hiring of all library faculty and staff; recommends promotions, permanent status, or termination of library faculty; oversees annual staff evaluations and determines merit increases

• Engages in strategic planning, resource development, and assessment of the law library operation; collaborates with the Office of Technology Services to develop strategy for technology infrastructure and digital initiatives.

• Actively participates in various UB and USMAI consortium leadership initiatives.

• Oversees collection development efforts and policies

• Participates in national professional organizations to remain current on trends and resources and to ensure library compliance with ABA and AALL standards.

Scholarship, Teaching and Research
• Coordinates and provides expert research support and assistance for law faculty and law students

• Partners with the Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development to create and support a culture of research and scholarship.

• Works with the law journals to provide guidance and support for student-run scholarly publications.

• With the Library leadership team and in conjunction with faculty, coordinates the research component of the first-year Introduction to Lawyering Skills program: developing the curriculum, teaching materials, and evaluation tools, and promoting the program with faculty members.

Budget & Finance
• Develops and administers the law library’s budget

• Evaluates and negotiates with vendors and providers to leverage and maximize budget resources.

• Participates in strategic fundraising with the law school and university partners.

Facilities Management

• Supervises maintenance of library building, equipment, and furnishings

• Works with UBPD and Facilities Management on issues of safety, maintenance and housekeeping.

Required Education and Experience

Education:  J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and a Masters in Library and Information Science

Experience:  7 years of progressively responsible experience.  Teaching and/or presentation experience

Preferred Experience

• Academic Law Library experience

• Teaching experience

• Law and/or library scholarship
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilitiea

• Strong leadership and supervisory skills

• In-depth knowledge of current legal research techniques and resources

• Teaching experience

• Superior organizational skills and attention to detail

• Budget management

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Proficient with technology for research and administration including Microsoft Suite; e-resources/databases, and PeopleSoft or other similar systems

Position: Executive Director
Location: Charles County Public Library, La Plata, MD
Salary: $120,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Crab cakes and Old Bay seasoning often come to mind when people think of Maryland but there are many additional reasons to celebrate living in Charles County. If you are a library leader looking for an opportunity in a region rich in history, scenery, and culture, keep reading!

The Charles County Public Library in Maryland seeks a progressive leader to become Executive Director.

Located in southern Maryland, just 30 minutes from Washington D.C., the library serves about 155,000 residents in a diverse and fast-growing county. This multi-site library enjoys an excellent reputation and a strong commitment to moving forward, with support from an engaged community.

Residents of Charles County enjoy a high quality of life and easy access to the vibrant cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities of a major urban area.

Salary $120,000/year or higher, negotiable based on experience.

Please visit www.johnkeister.com/charlescounty/ for details and to apply.

John Keister & Associates
Executive Search for Libraries
johnkeister.com
charlescounty@johnkeister.com
847-955-0541

Position: Monographs and Media Cataloger
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Responsible for performing original and complex copy cataloging of monographs held by Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), and for audiovisual and streaming media resources for the general collection, in all subjects and in various languages. Creates and updates records following the standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, producing BIBCO and NACO records as appropriate. Applies relevant national, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), and local policies. Performs complex problem solving related to bibliographic database corrections. Provides support for library employees for resolution of problems with bibliographic, holdings, and item records. Participates in planning and implementation of policies, workflows, and special projects to achieve departmental goals and objectives. Assists in the planning and management of assigned projects; on occasion may take a leadership role on a project. Participates in committees and group activities in the department, division, and University Libraries.

Position: GIS and Geography Information Specialist
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
This is a full-time permanent librarian position in the Research Commons with responsibilities for GIS and Geospatial data, maps and liaison services to the Department of Geography. The librarian in this position is a forward-focused individual who will continue to grow the Libraries’ GIS and Geospatial Data Center and services program, helping to develop the strategic direction of these services in the Research Commons. Through consultations, workshops, and other programming, the Geospatial Specialist Librarian will build relationships in order to support researchers’ geospatial data literacy needs, leveraging emerging technologies that enhance access to data, and assist researchers with data-intensive forms of research and scholarly expression. S/he will be an expert in applying geospatial concepts and techniques to the research agendas of faculty and students, will manage the geography and maps collections, maintaining strong relationships with faculty and students, and will enhance curricula and research innovation across the University relating to spatial and visual thinking. The Geospatial Specialist Librarian will also support internal Libraries needs by providing workshops and training support to liaison librarians and other library staff. The successful candidate will also serve as a subject liaison librarian to the Department of Geography.

Position: Library Technical Services Assistant
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Montgomery College is hiring a Library Technical Services Assistant. Montgomery College is located in Montgomery County, Maryland, just north of Washington D.C. It is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, serving more than 60,000 students each year through both credit and noncredit programs. The MC library supports the mission of the College with three locations, over 40 employees, and robust offering of resources and services in the areas of access services, research and teaching, and resources and collections. The Library Technical Services Assistant will work in the Resources & Collections Unit and will focus on e-resource management support.

Position: Assistant Branch Manager I – Information
Location: Lexington Park Library, St. Mary’s County Library
Salary: $43,824 per year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Branch Manager and as a member of the Branch Management Team, oversees information services and supervises staff to ensure friendly, high quality customer service is provided to Library customers. Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Technical Services/Research Law Librarian
Location: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 – $128,920

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Description:
As a Technical Services/Research Law Librarian for the 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; by providing current awareness of legal developments across OGC practice areas; and by 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.

Qualifications:

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search technologies and concrete, advanced information retrieval techniques
  • Experienced user of Lexis, Westlaw, and other common legal information platforms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the traditional legal research method
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles, practices, and systems
  • Enthusiastic commitment to customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Flexibility and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a librarian in a large law firm
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE:
  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 388317.
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
Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 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.

Provides expert advice in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. In coordination with the other section head, serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., that are assigned responsibility for cooperative cataloging and instructional programs, metadata system development, and shaping policy, etc. Organizes, develops, and assists with guiding projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards and/or protocols applicable to library functions exhibiting flexibility, creativity and forward thinking. With a future vision in mind, participates in planning the work of the unit and division, utilizing project management skills, developing workflows, formulating goals and objectives, creating timelines, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures. May serve as COR or administer service contracts.

In coordination with the other section head exhibiting flexibility, creativity and forward thinking, makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assists in preparing and overseeing the division budget.

Analyzes practices and procedures, develops innovative policies, and makes recommendations related to on-the-job training for Library Services and advances new learning technologies. Ensures prompt delivery of high quality training in multiple formats.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits.

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

Four Positions: Washington, DC and Virginia

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Sidney Austin LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Summary

This position can be located in our Chicago, DC, NY, or LA office.

The Research Analyst will provide high-quality, in-depth legal and non-legal research using online and print resources. S/he will liaise with assigned practice area teams by providing key actionable insights that can be used to support better decisions through topic-specific research and analytic results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct high-level, customizable 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; use this expertise to proactively support Practice Area Teams (PAT) as the assigned liaison.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested; develop, plan, coordinate and deliver presentations to assigned PAT and other groups, on recent developments, current awareness and research tools and other topics; contribute to the preparation of instructional and department marketing material.
  • Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material; prepare resource review report as assigned: coordinate user surveys, analyze usage, compare resource with other firm resources and competing products to make informed recommendations for renewal or cancellation.
  • Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices.
  • Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on special projects or any other duties assigned to fully meet the requirements of this position.

Qualifications

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

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university or 3 years experience in a research environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred:

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or other advanced degree.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, graphic editors, and other related technology tools.

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • The ability to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Position: Library Assistant (Circulation)
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, DC
Salary: $42,308 to $61,122 per year

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: Friday, 10/25/2019 , 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.

Position: Information and Data Management Officer
Location: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Washington, DC
Salary: $59,983 – $126,062

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

As an Information and Data Management Officer for the CIA, you will focus on the management of data, information, and knowledge across all Agency equities in order to increase discoverability, facilitate dissemination, and provide timely and relevant digital intelligence in every directorate and mission center. This includes every aspect of the information lifecycle, including: classification, cataloging, storing, maintaining records and information assets, declassification review, public release, privacy and civil liberties protection, and archiving.

You will work closely with internal partners to formulate search strategies, identify data sources, retrieve digital information, consult on digital data curation processes, procedures, and policies, and conduct high-profile information review and release activities to support public requests and legal/oversight inquiries. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate across the Agency and Intelligence Community in support of information and data management solutions and efforts.

Position: Lead Librarian/Collection Development Librarian
Location: Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, this position assumes responsibility for overall
management of library collection development and management; promotes library collections and services; provides library instruction; provides reference and circulation desk services; participates in library planning and campus and college activities and committees. This position serves as Lead Librarian; the point of contact for other campus units; supervises classified staff; and manages the library in the absence of the Dean.

Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Position
Serves as Lead Librarian for Alexandria Campus Library. Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, assumes responsibility for overall management of library collection development and management; promotes library collections and services; provides library instruction; provides reference and circulation desk services; participates in library planning and campus and college activities and committees.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Research Analyst
Location: Finnegan LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Finnegan, one of the world’s leading and largest intellectual property law firms, has an opportunity for a Senior Research Analyst on our growing research team. Under the direction of the Manager of Research and Information Services and the Chief Marketing Officer, the senior research analyst will demonstrate and utilize their advanced knowledge of legal research, databases, and library reference methods to conduct various types of research and document retrieval globally for the firm. The senior research analyst will have the opportunity to demonstrate their expert knowledge of library and information science theory, information creation, organization, and delivery for an IP practice by:

  • Presenting clear, readily digestible results, client-ready deliverables on a variety of market research topics
  • Analyzing complex research requests to provide actionable recommendations and key findings
  • Collecting and analyze research data from surveys and other primary sources
  • Compiling online sources from relevant databases to support recommendations and insights

In conjunction with the marketing and business development efforts at the firm and practice leaders, the senior research analyst will provide client development research support, including background research and competitive intelligence on current or potential clients and markets. Additionally, the senior research analyst will serve as a lead in the knowledge management information stored on the firm’s intranet Sharepoint site.

Successful candidates must have a Master’s degree in Library Science and five years of experience a law firm, law library, or corporate setting required; intellectual property and/or scientific research experience required. Extensive research skills and knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, ProQuest Dialog, CourtLink, Dun & Bradstreet, BloombergLaw and other legal and non-legal research sources and knowledge of intellectual property databases a plus, plus a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, willingness to be a team player, and the ability to deal well with changing assignments and priorities, work well under pressure, meet frequent deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks.

The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Finnegan LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Finnegan, one of the world’s leading and largest intellectual property law firms, has an opportunity for a Research Analyst on our growing research team. Under the direction of the Manager of Research and Information Services and the Chief Marketing Officer, the research analyst will demonstrate and utilize their knowledge of legal research, databases, and library reference methods to conduct various types of research and document retrieval for the firm. The research analyst also supports the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training and orientation in relation to the firm’s research services and resources available. The research analyst will provide legal, business, scientific, technical and other reference documents upon request using both internal and outside sources and research assistance using appropriate print and electronic resources, including production of research reports and strategic briefings. In conjunction with the marketing and business development efforts at the firm, the research analyst will assist with client development research support, including background research and competitive intelligence. Additionally, the research analyst will assist with maintaining information stored on the firm’s intranet Sharepoint site.

Successful candidates must have a Master’s degree in Library Science and two years of experience a law firm, law library, or corporate setting required; intellectual property and/or scientific research experience preferred. Demonstrated research skills and knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, ProQuest Dialog, CourtLink, Dun & Bradstreet, BloombergLaw and other legal and non-legal research sources and knowledge of intellectual property databases a plus, and a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, willingness to be a team player, and the ability to deal well with changing assignments and priorities, work well under pressure, meet frequent deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks.

The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Position: Resource Access Assistant
Location: Finnegan, LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Washington, DC office of Finnegan, one of the world’s leading and largest intellectual property law firms, has an opportunity for a Resource Access Assistant. Under the direction of the Manager of Research and Information Services and the Chief Marketing Officer, the resource access assistant will serve as a primary point of contact for a variety of firmwide functions such as serials check-in and routing, invoice processing, acquisitions, cataloging, maintaining the collection, and providing basic level-ready reference services.

Successful candidates must have a high school diploma, but a Bachelor’s degree is preferred, and three years of experience in a professional business environment, law firm experience is a plus. Experience with technical services in a law or special library including acquisitions, serials control and MARC copy cataloging, basic knowledge of library operations and records storage, and a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, willingness to be a team player, and the ability to deal well with changing assignments and priorities, work well under pressure, meet frequent deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks.

The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Three Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Location: Ackerman LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Akerman LLP, a leading U.S. law firm, is seeking to expand its competitive intelligence team to support the firm’s 700+ lawyers. The Competitive Intelligence Analyst will conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, sectors, practice areas, geographic markets, technologies, and competitors using a comprehensive variety of online research tools. The Analyst will develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to aid in strategic decision-making and drive business development, profitability, growth, prospective/client retention, and other business opportunities. This position reports to the Competitive Intelligence Manager and the location is flexible, although Washington, D.C. is preferred.

The scope of the research undertaken is varied and challenging, including economics and market sectors, routine company profiling on current and potential clients, competitors, new markets, and monitoring key targets or sectors. In this role, the Analyst will identify market trends, industry developments, client movements, and relevant client news to provide information for client development and attorney teams. The Analyst will compile and distill information into presentations, and provide a written executive summary largely to support client pitches and opportunities. The Analyst will also work collaboratively with the Client Development and Research Services departments to execute the firm’s business and competitive intelligence deliverables.

The Competitive Intelligence team is a critical function of the firm, and the Analyst must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate must have strong written, analytical, and project management skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.

Essential Job Functions

  • Under general direction, conduct in-depth research and analysis of key companies, sectors, industries, technologies, market segments, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and summarize into concise deliverables.
  • Identify and monitor trends and key clients to aid client development efforts for all practice groups and cross-disciplinary sector teams.
  • Stay abreast of trends and technologies in the legal industry.
  • Track research requests to demonstrate ROI, firm trends, and patterns.

Desired Skills & Abilities

Required Experience

  • 2 years minimum in a research-focused role ideally in business intelligence or in legal research.
  • Clear understanding of the differences between information, research, and actionable intelligence.
  • Highly curious, strong analytical skills, and ability to think strategically with the ability convey research in written form with attention to detail.
  • Ability to digest, synthesize, and manipulate large sets of data into a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and has strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe.
  • Basic knowledge of financial datasets and investor reports for analysis.
  • Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Responsive and service-oriented with ability to adapt and reprioritize projects as needed.

Desired Experience

  • AmLaw 100, financial services, or professional services firm experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge and experience using Internet-based corporate and legal research tools such as Hoover’s, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Monitor Suite, and other third-party resources and systems.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, eagerness to learn.
  • Self-starter with ability to work both collaboratively as well as independently.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package.  Please click here to submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.  EOE M/F/D/V

Position: Public Policy Associate
Location: American Library Association, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking a full-time communications professional to join its communications team in our Public Policy and Advocacy Office located in Washington, DC.

ALA is the foremost national association for libraries and information centers 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 the public interest in information policy issues such as telecommunications, copyright, access to government information, funding, privacy and free speech.

RESPONSIBILITIES
This is a new position for the Public Policy and Advocacy unit. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director of Advocacy Communications, the associate assists in the writing and implementation of direct email advocacy campaigns and social media outreach with the goal of generating engaging and educational advocacy content. The Associate regularly uses and maintains close familiarity with the advocate database to track relationships and activity, and to identify ALA members for cultivation and participation in priority campaigns. The Associate also ensures prompt and accurate communication with advocates via email and social media and facilitates storytelling opportunities.

Activities will range from drafting and proofreading advocacy content to analyzing campaign performance and suggesting improvements. Incumbent also provides technology assistance on updating web pages, upgrading email templates using graphics, personalization, and advanced features, and other comparable activities.

Confident in producing content across multiple platforms and an interest in working for a membership organization with strong grassroots networks; a love of data and its uses and excellent written and verbal communications skills. Experience using content management systems and advocacy email platforms a plus, but not required.

COMPENSATION: Negotiable from the low 40s; 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
(Additional documents are uploaded on the same screen as your resume)

OR

Please send cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association
Human Resources Department
Ref: publpolicyassocPublPolicyAdvWOffice
Email: mpullen@ala.org
fax: 312-280-5270

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

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Reference Desk) – DE
Location: U.S. Patent & trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Come work for the USPTO, we have been ranked as one of the best places to work in the federal government! The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Jobs Website.

Responsibilities
The individual selected for the Technical Information Specialist (Reference Desk) position will perform the following duties:

  • Serves as the Electronic Information Center (EIC) point of contact with examiners to provide reference and referral services. Provides one-on-one assistance to examiners on the use of electronic and print resources. Makes sure books, reference resources, computers, printers, etc. are in order and readily accessible to users.
  • Acquires, organizes, accesses and disseminates information across a wide spectrum of subjects and fields, usually of a highly specialized nature to assist patent examiners with their requirements while utilizing established techniques and requirements to search for required information. In order to provide appropriate information, specialist, must recognize the discipline under study; and conducts searches in automated as well as online resources available at the patent office.
  • Provides the library technician with bibliographic and location information for document requests; advising and training as necessary.
    Maintains the Electronic Information Center (EIC) customer contact database of new examiners which records the training and customer contacts initiated by the EIC staff. Prepares announcements, flyers and other publicity for EIC training classes and events.
  • Logs, monitors and determines methods of fulfilling document delivery requests, verifies the citation and enters into the appropriate database. Ensures/tracks the workflow for bibliographic and location information requests. Refers requests that must be sent to outside libraries to the Reference Delivery Branch. For requests handled by the EIC staff, ensures that service turnaround times are met.