Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library and Research Services Manager

Location: Wiley Rein LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Wiley, a leading Washington, DC law firm, has an opening for a Library and Research Services Manager.  This role is responsible for the strategic management and oversight over the firm’s library department and team members and ensuring the delivery of high-quality legal research and reference activities to support firm business needs.  Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, this role will:

  • promote the firm’s technical, reference, and research services to firm attorneys and professionals and manage service delivery expectations
  • supervise library team members and day-to-day activities of the library and research services department
  • work with practice groups to assess on-going research and reference needs and provide training and support to attorneys and professionals for those products
  • maintain vendor relations and assist with negotiating licenses for electronic services
  • manage overall budget and expenses
  • lead the library staff in the organization and development of content for the library and research services portion of the intranet

Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree, with a Masters in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited program and/or JD degree highly preferred, and a minimum eight (8) years plus of relevant law library professional experience.  Previous law firm experience is strongly preferred.  Candidates should also possess a strong understanding and knowledge of core legal and business research products, tools, and platforms and demonstrated leadership experience, including mentoring, coaching and leading a team

For more information and to be considered for this role, please apply via this link:  https://legalrecruiting.wiley.law/viDesktopEx/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=14&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=138

Position: Digital Content Specialist

Location: George Washington University, Law Library

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest in the nation’s capital and one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. 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 situated in the tree-laden downtown Washington, DC 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 the scholarly community at large, with 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 individual for a full-time position dedicated to coordinating the library’s strategies for online content, visual identity, and digital marketing, as well as the technical aspects for implementation and use of web-based and digital tools for content creation and delivery. This is to enhance the library experience for our students, faculty, alumni, staff, and other library users.

Essential duties and responsibilities:             

  • Serves as technical administrator for content management systems used by the library such as Drupal, Springhare, Campus Press, social media, and digital signage; manages and creates content including templates, CSS, and graphics
  •  Participates in department planning to identify web-based and digital marketing strategies, and implements those identified strategies; creates documents including graphics and images for library print publications
  •  Coordinates the visual brand of the library, including the use and creation of
  • library logos and graphics, and provides guidance to library staff to ensure online and print signage aligns with the visual brand
  •  Supports publishing needs of student-published academic brief sites hosted on Campus Press
  • Ensures the library’s online presence meets accessibility and security requirements; identifies and implements search engine optimization strategies; provides guidance to enhance the quality the of content
  • Creates templates and manages content for library digital repositories and digitization projects and performs data entry on open-access scholarship-sharing networks (SSRN) and digital commons (BePress).
  •  Supports library use of software for delivery of online content, social media, emerging technologies, and Law School information-sharing systems; provides guidance to library content creators on system functionalities and best practices for online content-sharing platforms; 
  • Assists with content creation for department video production services; provides basic video and audio editing.
  • Develops and delivers tutorials, workshops, and documentation on the use of software and technologies for library staff and end-users.
  • Participates in the division’s outreach efforts and manages the reproduction and distribution of departmental documentation.

The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full post available on USAjobs.

This position is located in the Scholarly Services Section, Asian Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 056721.
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
The incumbent of the position serves as the Head, Scholarly Services Section in the Asian Division, and is responsible for the day-to­day operation of the Asian Division’s reference service and scholarly activities, supervising the reference staff and area specialists, and serving as a specialist in matters dealing with the countries, languages and regions within the Division’s geographic area of responsibility. The incumbent assures the provision of timely and accurate reference service to the Congress and other Library patrons, directs the development and maintenance of the Library’s collections pertaining to the region and facilitates the effective uses of these collections by scholars, researchers, and other users. The incumbent plans and produces scholarly programs, exhibits, seminars, and colloquies to bring attention to research developments and collections of interest to both scholars and the general public. The incumbent may be responsible for cultivating relations with potential donors, securing
funds for new initiatives, acquiring new collections, and establishing new services. In addition, the incumbent may also be assigned to perform general administrative duties for the division and to serve in lieu of the chief or assistant chief as required.
Supervises a group of employees performing reference and scholarly work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resources management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, 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 appropriate to the delegated authority. Reviews and approves, or disapproves leave requests. Ensures subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations.
Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods and standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and/or experts outside The Library of Congress, both domestic and international to resolve reference issues. Meets with researchers and scholars and analyzes questions and requirements in-depth and detail and suggests search strategies involving the greatest complexity or time. Provides research services for users involving not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating the information itself.
For acquisition services, incumbent assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the Asian Division’s acquisitions program. Ensures the comprehensiveness and accessibility of Library collections. Reviews publishing trends and the book market to check for new collection sources. Plans and develops programs to fill gaps and augment collections to improve services to clientele. Develops and maintains services and guidance for the library system to facilitate operations in the field.
Assignments consist of a broad range of technical information activities or require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require solving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Reviews and analyzes major issues in information research and dissemination including lenders services to scholars, research scientists, professionals, military personnel, legislators and their staffs, or other clientele, and officials within and outside The Library of Congress.
Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with research and reference librarians and other specialists to share resources and information. Presents papers at conferences, seminars, and meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields.
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: https://www.loc.gov/extranet/cld/development-programs/supervisor/supervisorcompetencies.html

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.
Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Ability to lead a diverse workforce.**
Knowledge of the history, politics, and literature of an Asian country/area.
Ability to communicate in one or more Asian languages and English.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of library collections development.
Knowledge of automated systems and tools used in research libraries to carry out reference services.
Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Education
A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;
or
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.
Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Position: Special Collections Technician, Law Library
Location: 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 maintains collections and public access records for the department, ensuring accurate description to facilitate patron access in duties that include but are not limited to:
Use 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
Use established library practices to work with and provide access to rare books, including ensuring that bibliographic records are accurate
Provide access and reference support to all patrons using historical materials, and coordinate and carry out special projects or other duties as assigned to adapt to the changing needs of the department and the library – for example, inventory projects and local large-scale shifting projects
Work Interactions
Reporting directly to the Special Collections Librarian, the Special Collections Technician performs work according to the supervisor’s priorities and within guidelines and procedures established for the department.
Within the department, they also work directly with the Law Center Archivist and the Conservation Technician; and interact with staff from other library departments, as well as students, faculty, alumni and external patrons.
Physical environment
Working primarily in an office environment, the Special Collections Technician uses a computer and works on physical materials; and as needed, retrieves and reshelves materials, pushes carts, and shifts books from one stack area to another.
Qualifications
Bachelor’s or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
At least 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
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification
Experience working with historical and archival materials
Experience with DACS archival standard preferred
Experience with MARC bibliographic records preferred
Familiarity with LC subject headings preferred
Work Mode: Hybrid. 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 positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Caplin & Drysdale

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Rare opportunity – Caplin & Drysdale has an opening for the Reference Librarian position (first time in 10 years!). It’s currently a hybrid position in Washington, DC with 3 days in the office. Master’s degree in Librarianship or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution and 3-5 years of experience is required.

SUMMARY: The Reference Librarian provides research and reference services to attorneys, paralegals, and support staff in both the D.C. and New York offices. This position is also responsible for assisting the Library Manager with compiling legislative histories, research training, acquisitions, subscriptions management, collection development, and library technology.

Please use this link to see full job description and apply online –
https://www.caplindrysdale.com/job-reference-librarian-washington-d-c-office

Potential candidates, please send your resumes to the HR Manager, Karla Monroe at kmonroe@capdale.com.

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Position: Library and Research Services Manager
Location: Wiley Rein LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Wiley, a leading Washington, DC law firm, has an opening for a Library and Research Services Manager. This role is responsible for the strategic management and oversight over the firm’s library department and team members and ensuring the delivery of high-quality legal research and reference activities to support firm business needs. Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, this role will:

  • promote the firm’s technical, reference, and research services to firm attorneys and professionals and manage service delivery expectations
  • supervise library team members and day-to-day activities of the library and research services department
  • work with practice groups to assess on-going research and reference needs and provide training and support to attorneys and professionals for those products
  • maintain vendor relations and assist with negotiating licenses for electronic services
  • manage overall budget and expenses
  • lead the library staff in the organization and development of content for the library and research services portion of the intranet
  • Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree, with a Masters in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited program and/or JD degree highly preferred, and a minimum eight (8) years plus of relevant law library professional experience. Previous law firm experience is strongly preferred. Candidates should also possess a strong understanding and knowledge of core legal and business research products, tools, and platforms and demonstrated leadership experience, including mentoring, coaching and leading a team

For more information and to be considered for this role, please apply via this link: https://legalrecruiting.wiley.law/viDesktopEx/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=14&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=138

Position: Cataloging Librarian
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a federally chartered, nonpartisan institution that was created by the US Congress to serve as America’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and an educational institution dedicated to the history and lessons of the Holocaust. The Museum seeks to educate Americans from all 50 states and all walks of life as well as international audiences. The Museum has three areas of expertise: Holocaust remembrance, Holocaust scholarship and education, and genocide prevention.

In carrying out its important memorial and educational mission, the Museum is guided by its institutional values for our workplace: Honor the memory of the victims; carry out our work with dignity, humility, integrity and respect for others; and strive for excellence through teamwork, rigor, and a culture of continuous learning. Consistent respect for others is the foundation for trust, collegiality and inclusion.

Information about the role

This position is located in the Library Branch of the Research and Reference Services Division in the David M. Rubenstein National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (the Rubenstein Institute). The United Stated Holocaust Memorial Museum Library is a specialized library dedicated to Holocaust and genocide studies. The Library’s collection consists of published materials in a wide variety of formats and languages and aims to provide the nation’s most comprehensive international collection of Holocaust-related materials. The Library provides general reference and research services to a wide variety of users, including Museum staff, scholars, educators and the general public.

The primary purpose of the position is to provide library cataloging services for researchers engaged in exploring various aspects of the Holocaust. The employee investigates and analyzes resources to perform a variety of duties related to bibliographic access (cataloging) as well as one or more library functional areas such as acquisition, collection development and digital access. The catalog librarian reports to the Chief of the Library Branch, with the position located at the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center in Bowie, Maryland.

This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Duties, and Responsibilities for the role

  • Performs original and copy cataloging, including descriptive cataloging, subject cataloging, classification assignment, and shelflisting, for published materials in a variety of languages and formats including books, serials, electronic resources, online resources, audio and video recordings, and microforms.
  • Applies current national and institutional library cataloging rules, standards, and practices, and utilizes the full range of cataloging tools to make comprehensive cataloging information pertaining to the Holocaust and genocide available to libraries and library users worldwide.
  • Applies national library cataloging and metadata standards including MARC 21, AACR2, RDA, SUDOC, LCSH, Dublin Core, MODS, and other metadata schemas as appropriate.
  • Under supervision of the Chief of the Library Branch, performs authority control and maintenance on metadata records associated with published materials.
  • Works with colleagues across the Rubenstein Institute to develop and document institutional practices regarding cataloging policies, procedures, and workflows.
  • Participates in and oversees projects to catalog special collections, develops training materials, and creates procedural documentation.
  • Reviews cataloging work of technicians, interns, volunteers, and contractors for accuracy and completeness.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding cataloging practices and performs database maintenance. Resolves and reports cataloging problems in consultation with experts within the Museum and within the broader library and research communities as needed. Maintains currency with national cataloging standards and with innovations in the functionality of cataloging systems.
  • Reports cataloging statistics to the Chief of the Library Branch.
  • Identifies print and non-print resources for the Library’s specialized collection from a variety of vendors in line with the collecting needs of the Museum and its researchers.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with potential donors and vendors located throughout and outside the United States.
  • Obtains additional information regarding material availability and purchasing terms. Evaluates resources and makes informed recommendations to the Chief of the Library Branch regarding purchase and/or suitability of material.
  • Serves as liaison for Museum staff, volunteers, visiting researchers, other libraries, the private sector, and/or research groups in order to promote the Library’s resources. Represents the Library on Rubenstein Institute committees as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
  • At least three years of experience with cataloging, authority control, and e-resource management.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one non-English European language, or Hebrew or Yiddish.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging rules and metadata standards using AACR2 and MARC 21, and relevant practical experience with non-MARC metadata in a library environment.
  • Knowledge of current bibliographic standards and models such as RDA, LCSH, LCGFT, and catalog management procedures/techniques.
  • Working knowledge of OCLC cataloging utilities and modern integrated library system applications.
  • General knowledge of the Holocaust and modern European history.
  • Strong organizational skills demonstrated by the ability to plan and execute multiple tasks and projects independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and discretion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to embrace and implement new technologies and innovative organizational practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse range of people in various circumstances.
  • Time management skills, attention to detail, and multitasking.

Preferred Qualifications Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Experience maintaining and creating name and subject authority records locally and through the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge of the Voyager integrated library system.
  • Reading knowledge of multiple non-English European languages and/or Hebrew
  • Interested applicants must send their resume and cover letter; applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

The Museum is committed to cultivating and maintaining a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion (DEAI). Please click here to view the Museum Statement on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion (PDF).

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Reader Services Section, Music Division, Special Collections Directorate, Research and Collections Services within the Library Collections Services Group at the Library of Congress. The position reports directly to the Supervisor. Assisting with public reference service in the Performing Arts Reading Room, collection management and maintenance activities involving the Music Division’s holdings. This position requires some Saturday duty on a rotating schedule.

Duties

Applies thorough knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to resolve a wide variety of problems while maintaining the collections. Develops plans to expedite sorting, arranging, and shelving of incoming or returned collection material.

Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling before such items reach final destination. Independently recognizes when segments of the collection require shelving attention or shelf-reading to accommodate incoming materials, based on the ability to identify/anticipate complex publishing patterns. Makes necessary arrangements to rearrange or shift items in accordance with available space or participates in planned moves to achieve this purpose.

Performs primary collection security responsibilities, including controlling stack access and verifying that material taken from the collection is properly charged.

Works independently in the stacks. Has responsibility for conditions within the stacks. Brings cleaning and building maintenance problems to the attention of the head of the Reader Services Section.

Oversees the work of cleaning crews, contractors, and repair workers while they are in the stacks. Identifies and reports collection material that needs conservation or preservation treatment. Performs minor in-house conservation maintenance tasks.

Assists in maintaining the reference collection by refiling, relabeling, and replacing outdated titles with newer editions. May work on related processing and preservation projects as assigned.

Collection material maintenance is not sedentary and includes special physical demands such as lifting books, shelving books, emptying carts and tubs, as well as standing for long periods, walking, bending, stretching, pushing loaded book trucks, and carrying moderately heavy items.

Retrieves collection material in response to reader requests via call slip and the automated call slip system (ACS), ILL requests, duplication orders, and Congressional inquiries. Utilizes extensive knowledge of the Music Division’s collections to recommend surrogate copies, both microform and digital when they are available. Demonstrates an understanding of the various standard and unique shelf arrangements of the Music Division’s on-site holdings while successfully locating material.

When requested material is not on shelf, verifies accuracy of information provided by requester by searching online and manual catalogs and finding aids. Checks to determine if item has been charged outside the library or to a location within the library. Consults the full range of reference and bibliographic sources of all types, as well as print and online catalogs and files to resolve discrepancies in bibliographic information.

Processes interlibrary loan (ILL) requests, including tasks of a difficult or unusual nature, by searching collections for material going out on loan. Possesses knowledge of subscription databases and searches to find requested periodical articles to send electronically to requestor, if database permits ILL. Examines condition of material returned and re-shelves material.

Retrieval of collection materials is not sedentary and involves pushing book trucks, pulling books and boxes from shelves, extended periods of standing, as well as recurring activities such as bending, stooping, stretching, and reaching.

Serves at the circulation desk in the Performing Arts Reading Room (PARR), the central delivery station for collection material. Receives and reviews call slips for accuracy and completion. Identifies material housed in other custodial locations or off-site facilities.

Delivers materials or status reports to the requester’s desk in the PARR.

Provides customer service such as answering and directing telephone calls, referring reference and research questions to the appropriate librarian, assisting library patrons with directions and general library information, explaining library policy and procedures, and assisting library patrons in the use of equipment such as copiers, scanners, microfilm/fiche readers/printers, computers, printers, and other related equipment.

Uses manual and online reference tools, including subscription databases, to provide ready reference services to patrons requiring materials in the performing arts. Assists users in determining available methods and processes for locating information. Explains the use of manual and online catalogs and information systems.

The position description number for this position is 379434.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

A routine validated pre-placement physical examination is required as a condition of assignment. This position requires regular recurring physical examinations every three years.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Senior Research Operations Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Senior Research Operations Coordinator in Washington, DC office. The Senior Research Operations Coordinator works as part of a firmwide team to support the financial functions of Research Operations, including expense accounting, variance reporting, budget data collection, and various invoicing responsibilities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the monthly variance process:
  • Reviewing and recording actual costs in Research Services applications to identify budget variances.
  • Identifying miscoded expenses and obtaining reclassifications.
  • Creating monthly variance spreadsheets and preliminary analysis for the Director.
  • Assisting the Director with annual budget and revised plan.
  • Processing transactional expenses and chargebacks to the appropriate client matter or practice group.
  • Supporting collection services by performing some or all of the following tasks for the DC office:
  • Establishing and maintaining effective vendor relationships and working with vendors to rectify billing issues.
  • Processing invoices, recording data in acquisitions databases, and allocating client-matter charges.
  • Participating in collection review projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or related subject preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a library, preferably law or business.
  • Strong Excel skills and expert facility with formulas and pivot tables.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to coordinate large amounts of data.
  • Strong analytical skills and an aptitude working with numbers.
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Exceptional client service.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
  • Proven reliability, dependability, and motivation.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities
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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.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Acquisitions Fiscal, Overseas and Support (AFOS) Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access (ABA) Directorate, Discovery And Preservation Services at the Library of Congress (LOC).
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position
The position description number is 392408.

Duties

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-7 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work; Assign 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.

Executes technical assignments, provided by the division head, with defined objectives, priorities and deadlines and works with the supervisor on unusual situations that do not have clear precedents. Using a wide range of technical methods, principles, and practices to manage the acquisition, receiving and routing of mail, the processing of Cataloging in Publication mail, and the placement of appropriate security strips and markings on new Library materials.

Working with the chief on designing and planning difficult but well-precedented projects and practices. Develops appropriate quality control and review practices to ensure that the performance by staff meets the required standards. Analyzes and maintains statistics. Prepares reports of statistical trends to the division chief.

In close consultation with the Librarians, the incumbent is responsible for program operations which includes routine operations along with assessing unusual circumstances and situations, identifying incomplete or conflicting data and making recommendations and decision based on the analysis and interpretation of data, information and current processes.

Ensures the Duplicate Material Exchange Program collection materials are correctly organized to facilitate retrieval for distribution to exchange partners. As part of the distribution of Duplicative Materials Exchange Program materials, the incumbent is responsible for the preparation of letters for U.S. and international customs control and other necessary documents for the shipment of materials to global exchange partners.

The incumbent participates in the development of policies, plans, and specific recommendations in areas of responsibility within AFOS mailroom operations. The incumbent assists the chief in developing short and long range plans, taking into account the overall goals and objectives of the office, the budgetary limitations, and available resources. Confers and communicates regularly with subordinate employees to review goals and achievements. The incumbent coordinates with supervisors of other units concerning matters of workload priorities, and procedures. The incumbent meets and communicates regularly with the Chief to discuss priorities and division goals. Provides input for the Division’s annual report with minimal revision required.

Ensures that all equipment, machinery, and communication devices are in operation in order to enable staff to fully perform their duties and coordinates repair as necessary. Exercises care to ensure that government property, especially Library collections materials, are properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage, and that persons under his/her supervision meet their responsibilities in this regard.

A routine validated pre-placement physical examination is required as a condition of assignment to this position. This position requires regular recurring physical examinations every three (3) years. Health Services Division determines if the employee or applicant is medically qualified to perform the duties of the position and meets the physical requirements and/or medical standards as a result of the physical examination.

Position: Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Library

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian develops, coordinates and promotes the growth of the Library’s scholarly communications programs and services, including outreach, training and support to faculty, students, and staff on copyright, fair use, open access, open education and scholarly publishing; and provide specialized research consultations and instruction services in these areas.

The Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian supports digital scholarship by promoting the use of DigitalGeorgetown, the Library’s institutional repository, as well as other scholarly communication tools provided by the Library. They advance the Library’s scholarly communication initiatives by developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships within the Library and with faculty, staff and students, in order to facilitate a seamless, interdisciplinary, and university-wide network supporting faculty and students in research publication and impact.

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Head of Research Services, along with ten other subject liaisons and reference librarians, the Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian works closely with other department colleagues, including Access Services, the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, and the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services Department. They also engage with faculty, students, and partners across campus, developing strong relationships and supporting the Library’s as well as the university’s scholarly communication endeavors.

Qualifications

  • Master of Library and Information Science and/or a related advanced degree in legal studies or information science or a Juris Doctorate (JD) from an ABA-accredited institution
  • Significant experience with and knowledge of copyright law and policy, licensing, and other intellectual property issues – especially as they relate to fair use, new models of scholarly communication, Open Access, author’s rights, and scholarly use of intellectual property
  • At least 2 years of relevant professional experience, including progressively responsible leadership experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly publishing trends and initiatives related to open access and OER – e.g., SPARC initiatives, Read and Publish, Subscribe to Open) across a variety of disciplines
  • Awareness of policies and practices related to research data, OER, Open Science and scholarly publishing in the academic research landscape
  • Ability to communicate effectively across a wide and diverse range of stakeholders and build collaborative relationships
  • Demonstrated experience creating instructional and outreach materials related to copyright, IP or other scholarly communication issues
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in using emerging technologies and software to create solutions that address the evolving information needs of university faculty and students
  • Strong service commitment to working with students, faculty, staff, and other communities
  • An active awareness of new technologies and the impact they have on the rapidly changing scholarly communication landscape
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication and creative problem-solving

Preferred Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate with library and legal education and experience
  • Familiarity with federal/state laws and regulations as they pertain to intellectual property and copyright
  • Record of participation or interest in professional development activities – presentations, participation in professional organizations, etc.

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Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach
Location: Venable LLP

Full posting on AALL Career Center.

Description
You’re looking for a change, and so are we. At Venable, we know that every new hire brings valuable experience, new perspectives, and a chance to raise the bar on our approach to Research and Knowledge Services. That’s why we’re looking for a Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to lead library outreach, training initiatives as well as research team assignments. Research Team activities include conducting high-level substantive research in a wide variety of practice areas utilizing a diverse range of resources to support client work, business development, and firm management and functional areas.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for…
Leading the department’s training and outreach initiatives to develop annual research training goals and assure that lawyers develop awareness and proficiency in using appropriate resources to support their client work.
Collaborating with Reference and Knowledge Services team members, the Professional Development team, Practice Group Leaders, Partners, and other firm leaders to assess and understand attorney and professional staff research and information needs.
Designing, developing, and implementing training programs and developing appropriate learning materials.
Providing training to attorneys and professional staff in a variety of platforms, including remote virtual learning, video learning, concierge (one-on-one), and in-person group presentations
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
Researching and writing summaries of research results 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.
Providing analysis and synthesis of research results and presenting findings in a manner promoting effective decision making.
Requirements
The successful candidate will demonstrate…
Bachelor’s degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent experience
A minimum of two years office or law firm experience preferred
Working knowledge of MS Office products including Outlook, Word, and Excel
Strong communication skills: ability to interact in both written and oral form with all levels of the organization
Experience with logic-based searching preferred

Position: Law Librarian/Reference Librarian
Location: Environmental Protection Agency (ASRC Federal)

Job Description
ASRC holds a nationwide contract for library and records management services with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. ASRC librarians, records managers and support staff collect, organize and maintain library and records materials; safeguard Confidential Business Information (CBI); maintain Superfund Records Centers; manage the EPA Docket Center operations, provide National Records and Content Management Branch Support, assist EPA and external customers with document delivery/ILL, reference and research services, etc.
ASRC Federal Professional Services, Inc., a Subsidiary of ASRC Federal Holding Company, is currently seeking a Law Librarian/Reference Librarian in Washington, DC.
ASRC Federal Professional Services provides federal government agencies a complete spectrum of operations and maintenance, facilities management, logistics and business process support services. We strive to not only meet our customers’ needs but help them overcome challenges as well.
Key Role: Provide professional level (Librarian) support in the areas of reference services, information management, patron outreach and communication regarding available library services and resources. Providing legal research support, legislative history research, current news/awareness services, and other support to the US EPA Office of General Counsel Law Library and the Headquarters and Chemical Libraries.
Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional level (Librarian) support in the areas of reference services, information management, patron outreach and communication regarding available library services and resources.
  • Providing legal research support, legislative history research, current news/awareness services, and other support to the Office of General Counsel Law Library
  • Provide onsite reference desk support at client location in Washington DC
  • Provide reference services to the public through e-mail, phone, desk, and other communication channels
  • Participate in workgroups supporting library network cooperation, services improvement, and staff/patron current awareness and training.
  • Provide consultation on and participate in the provision of librarian services and updating/maintaining procedures documentation.
  • Librarians on the team participate in Library Network Activities, which may include workgroups supporting collaborative services, digitization, outreach, and other topics requiring input form professional librarian staff.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly statistical and narrative reports on reference services and progress; preparing other reports as needed.
    Basic Qualifications:
    A Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent degree and 5 years minimum of professional level experience supporting law library services/reference services.
    Experience in preparing analytic reports and statistics, use of applications such as Excel, and development of logical expressions and database queries.     
    Demonstrated strong written and oral communication abilities.
    Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
    Additional Qualifications:
    US Citizenship or US Permanent Resident status in order to pass a government sponsored background investigation.

Seven Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Technician
Location: District of Columbia Courts
Salary: $56,086 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Superior Court Library in the Special Operations Division of the District of Columbia Court. The Library Technician provides general office and clerical support to the public and DC Courts employees and demonstrates a commitment to excellent customer service.

Duties

Brief Description of Major Duties:

  • Performs intake and processing of newly acquired library materials including; unpacking, recycling packing materials, confirming receipt of items on packing slips, and preparing for cataloging.
  • Provides user support and technical assistance to library users utilizing library research platforms, the online catalog, or other digital resources.
  • Tracks the library management system for overdue books and books on reserve. Notifies employees via email of overdue materials.
  • Assists in the weeding and de-acquisitioning of Library materials and updates catalog records in the library management system. Performs library collection maintenance activities including: shifting shelving, inventory, and reshelving materials.
  • Assists library users with accessing computers, answering basic software and hardware questions, such as Microsoft Office suite, web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox, keyboard shortcuts, and solves basic printer problems such as adding paper or a paper jam to be cleared according to machine prompts.
  • Handles all aspects of user management of the various digital resources provided to DC Courts’ employees according to the standard operating procedure. Utilizes digital resource admin portals to add and remove users on a continual basis.
  • Performs copy cataloging in the library’s management system. Records not available in the LC Catalog, OHIO Link, or other open access index, are to be referred to the Librarian for original cataloging.
  • Provides administrative support for library events including, preparing and distributing publicity materials and logistic support for event set-up.
  • The DC Courts have employed many measures to keep employees and court users as safe as possible, including mandatory face coverings, enhanced air circulation, and intensified cleaning services. We encouraged employees to get vaccinated for their safety and the safety of their family, friends, colleagues, and others with whom they have contact. Vaccinations, being readily available, provide the best protection from infection with COVID-19, and the requirement of vaccinations is consistent with maintaining a safe and secure workplace. Therefore, effective immediately and throughout the remainder of the COVID-19 emergency period, all DC Courts employees, interns, volunteers, and on-site contractors, who have received a vaccination as required by the COVID-19 vaccination protocols, must provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources on the first day of employment. You may seek an exemption from providing a proof of vaccination on the grounds of a specific medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief. All employees who have not received the required number of vaccination doses, regardless of the reason or whether the employee has sought or been granted an exemption, will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result on a weekly basis in order to report to work in person or remotely.

Position: Information Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Information Technician position is located in the Copyright Information Section, Office Of Public Information & Education, Copyright Office.
The position description number for this position is 206298.
The incumbent of this position will work a Compflex, Flextime, Maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The Office of Public Information & Education is responsible for providing information to the public and to the copyright community regarding Copyright Office services. The Division operates the Copyright Public Information Office, answers information requests for forms and circulars, retrieves materials for court cases, performs searches on registered materials and other copyright records, provides certified or non-certified copies of copyright deposits, additional certificates and other copyright records, publishes circulars, forms and related
materials, maintains the official records of the office, and responds to inspection requests from members of the public or Congress.

The Copyright Information Section maintains the Copyright Public Information Office for the purpose of answering telephone, mail, email, and in-person inquiries concerning the copyright law, registration and recordation procedures, Vessel Hull recordation, registration of Online Service Providers, and copyright records and for providing assistance to visitors to the Copyright Office.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures and established methods reviews status inquiries received by email, telephone and/or visitors. Searches the two primary databases (Siebel and COINS) to determine whether a record exists. If a record is found, prepares a report, which includes the receipt date, registration class, service request number as well as verifying whether the request deposit copies and appropriate fees have been provided. . Routine status reports are sent to the applicant by email or telephone. If there are special circumstances or complexities, refers complex searches to the supervisor or a Senior Copyright Information Specialist, or the appropriate area of the Copyright Office.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures, including the use of pattern paragraph resources, replies to routine status and processing inquiries by drafting correspondence and replying to the applicant. Makes case­ specific revisions to standard language that ensures applicant receives required information and can respond in an efficient manner. Obtains the guidance of a Senior Information Specialist when including information concerning basic registration procedures and suggested links to information on the Copyright Office web site.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures and established methods, assists applicants in setting up accounts and completing online and paper-based applications for basic registrations using the online system in the public visitors area. Calculates and accepts fees for routine material submitted and issues receipts. Follows all processing procedures in accepting applications, deposit materials and documents for recordation. Provides initial review of routine applications, deposits, and attachments submitted to the Public Office. Consults with a senior copyright specialist, when submissions may present problems that may delay registration or are other than routine.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures and established methods answers telephone inquiries referred by a Senior Copyright Information Specialist or Supervisor, gathering information and searching the databases to provide an instant status report when feasible. May initiates telephone calls after conducting status research of assigned inquiries received by others.

Performs other duties as assigned

Position: Lead Technical Information Specialist
Location: U.S. Army Medical Logistics Command
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

About the Position: Serves as Lead Technical Information Specialist for the U.S. Army Medical Logistics Command (AMLC), Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILSC), Logistics & Technical Support Directorate (LTSD), Technical Information Management Branch (TIMB).

Duties

As Team Leader, ensures the organization’s strategic plan is communicated to the team; communicates to the team the assignments, projects, problems to be solved, milestones, program issues under review, and deadlines or completion
Serves as a primary technical information specialist and provides technical information support as functional team lead for the day-to-day activities of the TIMB assigned Technical writers/editors and Information Specialists.
Serves as Technical Authority Advocate on behalf of the Medical Life Cycle Management Command to ensure compliance of Technical Data Packages (TDP) standards and specifications in accordance with MIL-STD-31000B, DoD 5010.12-M, Army Data & Data Rights (D&DR) Guide, Army framework for intellectual property management IAW Army Directive 2018-26 – (Enabling Modernization through Management of Intellectual Property), Development of Technical Manuals (TM) and related Logistics Product Data (LPD) IAW Army Product Support Manager’s (PSM) Guidebook to Technical Manual Contract Development and Quality review and other applicable DoD Technical Data standards, documentation and requirements.

Position: Librarian (Acquisition Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Acquisition Section of the Copyright Acquisitions Division, and serves as a Librarian (Acquisition Specialist).
The incumbent of this position will work a full-time compflex, flextime, or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
This permanent position is hybrid telework eligible. It is not eligible for 100% distant/remote telework.
The position description number for this position is 110426.

Duties

Identifies, selects, and acquires library materials in assigned formats and assigned subject areas through the mandatory deposit provision of the Copyright Law. Materials identified for selection and acquisition are of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Contacts domestic publishers to obtain information or to relay information related to the mandatory deposit of published works; manages serial subscription deposits; approves acquisition and bibliographic records when issuing informal requests or formal demands; and resolves routine problems independently. Conducts publisher reviews to determine their rate of compliance and to bring them into full compliance with the Copyright Law. Assures that demand orders are represented by correct bibliographic identification, correct publisher contact information, and correct coding in the acquisitions and cataloging systems. Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the acquisitions and deposit process, including assisting in preparation of responses for requests for special relief from the mandatory deposit requirements. Performs research in on-site reference sources, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library.

In consultation with the supervisor or a senior specialist, gathers and evaluates copyright and publication facts to determine if the material is subject to copyright demand, or is available through other acquisition methods.

Answers inquiries from copyright claimants and publishers regarding deposit requirements, Copyright Office and Library policies and programs, and the acquisition needs of the Library. Refers difficult technical questions on copyright law and Copyright Office policies and practices to the supervisor or senior specialist.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships with the publishing community in order to support the Library’s collection development and acquisition process, and to ensure timely and comprehensive fulfillment of the mandatory deposit requirements. Consults with colleagues and supervisors to resolve problems arising from the workflow. Consults with recommending officers concerning LC requests and interpretations of collection policies. Assists publishers to resolve routine problems related to copyright deposits and to ensure the timely receipt of deposits. Explains and answers routine questions related to the mandatory deposit provision of the U.S. Copyright Law to individuals. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

As assigned, identifies, selects, and acquires non-technical library materials in assigned subject areas. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments. Exercises good judgment in interpreting and applying acquisition and selection guidelines, including deviating from traditional methods, techniques or practices. Examines incoming shipments of deposits to select items appropriate for the collections, assign cataloging priorities, consulting senior staff regarding difficult decisions.

Performs various other related duties as assigned.

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

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

Position: Library Technician
Location: National Galary of Art
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located on the staff of the Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs Officer in the technical services department of the National Gallery of Art Library. The incumbent is responsible for the preparation and processing of monographs, assisting with the processing of large gifts, participating in the management of unprocessed collection materials, as well as performing minor preservation activities.

The incumbent will:

  • Process cataloged material by labeling, book plating, and barcoding monographs.
  • Track location of materials during preservation activities using library services platform and maintains reasonable access.
  • Assist in organization and maintenance of cataloging backlog and communicates necessary location information to colleagues.
  • Assist with processing large gift collections including unpacking, shelving, searching, accessioning, tracking, and routing materials.
  • Identify structural concerns in collection items and address, with consultation, by constructing book jackets, custom-fitted enclosures, or applying other minor protective or corrective measures.

Position: Preservation Science Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 370063.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

Duties

The Preservation Science Specialist is located in the Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD) within the Preservation Directorate and reports to the Division Chief, PRTD. The Directorate is responsible for the long-term, uninterrupted access to the Library’s collections through a variety of preservation programs. The Preservation Directorate accomplishes the preservation of the Library’s collections including the rare, valuable, special format, and general research collections through a variety of processes. PRTD supports and enhances the efficacy of these processes through activities in three programmatic areas: analytical services, research projects, and the quality assurance program. Analytical service activities include analyses for assessment and characterization of media, substrates, and treatments.

Research program activities include research supporting the treatment of collection items, research supporting condition assessment and analysis of Library collection materials, research into materials degradative processes and the assessment of effective conservation treatments, research into preventive conservation measures, and optimizing and/or developing new analytical techniques.

The incumbent is responsible for planning and carrying out work, resolving most conflicts that arise and operates with a moderate degree of independence within the scope of preservation projects approved by the Division Chief and conducts a range of preservation activities based on expert knowledge, skills, and requisite training and experience.

The incumbent is able to carry out standard preservation research and testing procedures in at least one preservation science research area, and operation of at least one scientific instrument; including but not limited to the preservation research, testing and analysis of both traditional and modern Library materials including paper, parchment, pigments, inks and colorants, photographic or audio/visual media formats; environmental monitoring and assessment; quality assurance testing and specifications.

The incumbent collects and organizes information to support preservation research and analyses upon review by the Division Chief. Executes surveys and prepares data for reports related to preservation research topics, including, but not limited to, the assessment and characterization of media, substrates and treatments, materials degradative processes and the assessment of effective conservation treatments, and preventive conservation measures. The incumbent may assist with organizing research reports and studies to identify, evaluate and implement preservation practices. Prepares research data for review, and other documentation in support of PRTD’s research projects.

The incumbent assists the Division Chief with preservation research efforts; including projects that involve other Division staff members. Assists the Division Chief with efforts made by PRTD to provide service and information to the custodial units, the Library of Congress, and the public. May be required to research and prepare procurement documents for purchase of small equipment or laboratory supplies as assigned by the Division Chief. Attends workshops for training under the direction of PRTD Chief to advance preservation knowledge.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

You’re looking for a change, and so are we. At Venable, we know that every new hire brings valuable experience, new perspectives, and a chance to raise the bar on our approach to Research and Knowledge Services. That’s why we’re looking for a Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to lead library outreach, training initiatives as well as research team assignments. Research Team activities include conducting high-level substantive research in a wide variety of practice areas utilizing a diverse range of resources to support client work, business development, and firm management and functional areas.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Leading the department’s training and outreach initiatives to develop annual research training goals and assure that lawyers develop awareness and proficiency in using appropriate resources to support their client work.
  • Collaborating with Reference and Knowledge Services team members, the Professional Development team, Practice Group Leaders, Partners, and other firm leaders to assess and understand attorney and professional staff research and information needs.
  • Designing, developing, and implementing training programs and developing appropriate learning materials.
  • Providing training to attorneys and professional staff in a variety of platforms, including remote virtual learning, video learning, concierge (one-on-one), and in-person group presentations
  • 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
  • Researching and writing summaries of research results 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.
  • Providing analysis and synthesis of research results and presenting findings in a manner promoting effective decision making.

Requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Bachelor’s degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of two years office or law firm experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Strong communication skills: ability to interact in both written and oral form with all levels of the organization
  • Experience with logic-based searching preferred

Pay Range for Candidates in New York City:

$119,000 – $130,000

The range provided is the minimum and maximum salary that Venable in good faith believes at the time of this posting that it is willing to pay for the advertised position. Exact compensation will be determined based on individual candidate qualifications and location.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Librarian

Location: Jones Day

Jones Day is a global law firm with 42 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Covering 19 countries on five continents, our unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to our ranking as one of the best in the world in client service.

Jones Day seeks to employ the most qualified people, capable of delivering superior client service through professional excellence and teamwork, for every position in the Firm. We offer competitive compensation and benefits in a stimulating work environment.

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for a global leading law firm that will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your knowledge and skills as well as advance your career? If you are, then Jones Day may be the firm for you.

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Research Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to lawyers, paralegals and support staff. The Research Librarian performs in-depth and complex business and legal reference and research duties, including responding to user requests for information from internal and external resources, onsite and offsite materials, and print and non-print media on legal, business and general topics. The Research Librarian works independently in performing research and related projects and is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to clients, producing quality work product and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.

Required Qualifications:

  • Library Science degree preferred but will consider equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Minimum of four years demonstrated experience of law library resources, fundamentals, and procedures.
  • Ability to perform online research using external databases and services included but not limited to Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, D&B Hoovers, Intelligize, Capital IQ, Monitor Suite, Hein Online, etc.
  • Ability to locate and obtain material through Document Delivery, Interlibrary Loan, and third party providers.
  • Working knowledge of the litigation process, docketing and drafting tools, as well as new artificial intelligence technologies.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Senior Research Operations Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Job Description:
The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Senior Research Operations Coordinator in Washington, DC office. The Senior Research Operations Coordinator works as part of a firmwide team to support the financial functions of Research Operations, including expense accounting, variance reporting, budget data collection, and various invoicing responsibilities.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Managing the monthly variance process:Assisting the Director with annual budget and revised plan.
Reviewing and recording actual costs in Research Services applications to identify budget variances.
Identifying miscoded expenses and obtaining reclassifications.
Creating monthly variance spreadsheets and preliminary analysis for the Director.
Processing transactional expenses and chargebacks to the appropriate client matter or practice group.
Supporting collection services by performing some or all of the following tasks for the DC office:Participating in collection review projects as assigned.
Establishing and maintaining effective vendor relationships and working with vendors to rectify billing issues.
Processing invoices, recording data in acquisitions databases, and allocating client-matter charges.
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or related subject preferred or equivalent experience.
Minimum of two years of experience in a library, preferably law or business.
Strong Excel skills and expert facility with formulas and pivot tables.
Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent organizational skills including the ability to coordinate large amounts of data.
Strong analytical skills and an aptitude working with numbers.
Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and prioritize and manage time effectively.
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
Exceptional client service.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
Proven reliability, dependability, and motivation.
Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.
To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities

Position: Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialist (Research/Publications)
Location: Department of Justice, Office of Solicitor General
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full job posting on USAjobs.

The duties and responsibilities for a Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialist (Research/Publications) generally include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide litigation support for Solicitors General offices on a variety of legal and non-legal databases and provides information in response to a wide range of questions.
Analyze and evaluate information pertaining to legal research of assigned areas, such as international, criminal, and antitrust laws.
Advise on legal memoranda and reports to provide an analysis of the factual and legal issues.
Advice on administrative procedures or appellate policies to include legal interpretations of applicable appellate claims regulations and statutes, past policies of the office, and interpretation of various sections of regulations and statutes.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a United States Citizen or National.
You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.
You may be required to complete a one-year probationary or trial period.
Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement, at any time, if openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division, HR Operations.
Financial Disclosure: If selected, you may be required to disclose financial information in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.
COVID vaccination status may be requested for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols.
If selected you may be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period.
Qualifications
To qualify for the position of Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialist (Research/Publications), (GS-0901-13), you must meet the required specialized experience specific to the series and grade you are applying to.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for GS-13: I have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level of Federal service or pay band which includes: conducting supervisory review of appellate briefs (such as In forma Pauperis (IFP) Briefs, Briefs in Opposition (OPS) and AC petitions or Merits Briefs to ensure accuracy of information before submission to US Courts of Appeal or the US Supreme Court; and searching and reviewing legal references, case files and other sources for information required by attorneys or court personnel to ensure legal citation are accurate and properly cited.
In addition to meeting 1 year specialized experience.
Selective Placement Factor: Selective Placement Factors (SPF) are special qualification requirements, in addition to the minimum requirements, that are essential in successfully performing the duties of this job. If SPF experience is not documented in your resume, you will not receive further consideration under this announcement. In addition to the specialized experience requirement listed above, this position has a selective placement factor(s): Experience in cite checking legal references and case files required by attorneys or court personnel.
You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/28/2022.
Your resume must support your responses to the questionnaire and qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.
Education
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Research Specialist
Location: Jackson Lewis, P.C.

Originally posted on AALL Career Center.

Description
Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients’ goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.
The Firm is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the category of Labor and Employment Litigation, as well as in both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management, in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”.
Jackson Lewis P.C. has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Research Specialist to expand its staff of KM/Info Services professionals in a centralized Reference program.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct in-depth research and analysis in legal, business, and other subjects for attorneys, paralegals and staff throughout all offices of the Firm.
Use appropriate online and print research resources to provide excellent practice support in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Utilize project management and planning skills to prioritize competing assignments, work within recognized budgetary constraints and consistently meet tight deadlines.
Create and maintain current awareness newsletters and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and special topics.
Serve as KM/Info Services Liaison to several of the firm’s Practice and Industry Groups in order to assist with each group’s broad structure and content-related needs.
Work on special projects as needed.
Requirements
Skills and Educational Requirements:
Master of Library and Information Science degree from accredited institution.
At least two years of Reference/Research experience in law firm library or equivalent.
Thorough knowledge of electronic legal and business products.
Ability to work well both independently and as part of remote/centralized team.
Able to perform at high level under pressure with minimal supervision.
Exceptional critical thinking skills and attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
General understanding of databases and MS Office applications.
Experience with labor and employment law is a plus.
Jackson Lewis understands that embracing our differences makes us a stronger, better firm. We appreciate the importance of having a workforce that reflects the various communities in which we work. We strive to create an inclusive environment where diverse employees want to work and where they can flourish professionally. In furtherance of our culture, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristics protected by law.
Jackson Lewis offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
401(k) Retirement Plan available
Profit Sharing (after required length of employment)
Flexible Spending & Health Savings Account
Firm-paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
Employee assistance program and other firm benefits
Submit cover letter and resume to KMInfoRecruiting@jacksonlewis.com. No calls, please.

Position: Legislative Analyst
Location: Jackson Lewis, P.C.

Originally posted on AALL Career Center.

Description
Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients’ goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.
The Firm is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the category of Labor and Employment Litigation, as well as in both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management, in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”.
Jackson Lewis P.C. has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Legislative Analyst to join its staff of KM/Info Services professionals. The Legislative Analyst will coordinate state and local legislative tracking efforts nationwide, including monitoring, tracking, and analyzing pending legislation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Evaluate pending legislation to assess relevance to specific client needs, as well as Firm interest
Review and assess the current legislative climate and assist with the identification of new and trending issues that will have an impact on firm clients
Set up and disseminate legislative alerts pertaining to labor and employment issues
Assist with the preparation of accurate and timely client-facing reports summarizing the status of relevant legislation and analyzing the impact on client policies and procedures
Assist in administration of contracts with legislative data providers, including establishing highest standards to obtain complete, accurate, and timely data
Work with Subject Matter Experts to update and maintain taxonomy of Headings and Tags
Work with internal KM/Info Services and IT teams to assess proper flow of information and functioning of systems
Coordinate firmwide initiative to monitor legislation, including streamlining local office efforts
Assist with maintenance of the Firm’s Employee Leave Legislation Database by identifying pending leave legislation, performing quality checks of vendor-provided data, and updating records to reflect bill status.
Requirements
Skills and Educational Requirements:
At least one year of experience in state or federal legislative tracking and analysis
Master of Library and Information Science degree, with Knowledge Management experience
JD preferred
Related work experience with labor and employment issues preferred
Ability to work at a fast pace under tight deadlines
Capacity to respond to a wide range of inquiries and requests while balancing workload
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Successful candidate will have expert knowledge in the legislative process, including:
Understanding of lawmaking at the federal, state, and local level
Knowledge of and experience with commercial legislative screening and tracking services, e.g., State Net or Statescape
Ability to analyze legislation to identify key issues
Where appropriate, ability to make educated predictions about legislative outcomes
Jackson Lewis understands that embracing our differences makes us a stronger, better firm. We appreciate the importance of having a workforce that reflects the various communities in which we work. We strive to create an inclusive environment where diverse employees want to work and where they can flourish professionally. In furtherance of our culture, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristics protected by law.
Jackson Lewis offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
401(k) Retirement Plan available
Profit Sharing (after required length of employment)
Flexible Spending & Health Savings Account
Firm-paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
Employee assistance program and other firm benefits
Submit cover letter and resume to KMInfoRecruiting@jacksonlewis.com. No calls, please.

Position: Catalog and Metadata Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Salary: $49,000

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST.

AOK Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, seeks an innovative and collaborative individual to join the Bibliographic and Metadata Services (BMS) department as a Catalog and Metadata Librarian. Duties include a range of cataloging and metadata creation, editing, and maintenance. This is a permanent status-eligible, library faculty position at the rank of Librarian I, which reports to the head of BMS.
Requirements
MLIS/MLS from an ALA-accredited institution (by start of employment).
Experience performing original or copy cataloging or completion of cataloging coursework.
Working knowledge of RDA, MARC bibliographic and authority records, LCSH and LC Classification.
Excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment.
Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously

Position: Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian
Location: Maryland Institute College of Art
Salary: $54,900-$82,300

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST.

Description
Are you passionate about teaching information literacy?
Do you enjoy looking for new ways to reach students?
Are you invested in critical librarianship, critical pedagogy, or other social justice-oriented work?
Maryland Institute College of Art’s Decker Library in Baltimore is looking for a highly collaborative, self-directed, and engaged librarian to lead MICA’s information literacy program at Decker Library.
Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian develops and supports student information literacy and critical thinking skills in and alongside the curriculum. This position also partners with the Library Director to engage in instructional assessment. The Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian also actively participates in library liaison work including reference, collection development, instruction, and departmental outreach.
We’re looking for folks who love helping people and are open, transparent, and thoughtful with data, information, ideas, and knowledge. Social justice, diversity, and equity work is not something we just do on the side, but is infused in our everyday work life. Whether it is working with our students and faculty of color, our large international student population, or our LGBTQIA+ students–we strive towards making sure our materials, space, and teaching includes and honors them. The right person will be invested in the well-being of everyone they come in contact with and ready to problem solve, even if you don’t immediately understand the issue at first.
We are committed to providing support for you as well, including:
Financial support to enroll in training and/or attend conferences related to your work.
Support for carefully considered service and advocacy on behalf of underrepresented students and community groups.
Fostering a healthy work/life balance.
Hybrid work: Work on campus when you have to (classes, meetings, desk shifts), work from home when that makes sense.
Pay Grade Scale: $54,900-$82,300
Full Time: 35 hours per week, eligible for up to 2 work from home days per week
Required: ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent advanced degree
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For best consideration, apply by October 31st. The start date is negotiable, but ideally before mid-January 2023.
So if you love learning and growing, making change (and waves), and teaching art and design college students, please apply!
Requirements
Minimum qualifications:
ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent advanced degree is required.
Subject knowledge in art, art history, or design.
Demonstrated experience with user instruction.
Exceptional communication, interpersonal, presentation, and teaching skills.
Exceptional organizational skills, problem-solving skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to set and keep deadlines.
Demonstrated experience with promoting social justice, equity, and diversity.
Preferred qualifications:
Academic background, coursework, or experience with instructional design concepts.
Demonstrated ability to effectively teach information literacy skills in a classroom setting.

Position: Open Science/STEM Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $54,000-$64,000

Originally posted on SLA Careers.

Description
Reporting to the Head of the STEM Library, the Open Science and STEM Librarian manages a combination of duties and expectations, with responsibilities in: Collections and Content, Reference and Research Consulting, Teaching, Learning and Literacies, Outreach and Engagement, and Scholarly Communications and Research Data Services. The incumbent’s subject assignment will be Life Sciences. Additionally, the STEM & Open Science Librarian will develop programs benefiting their communities to expand the Libraries’ research-related programs and services. Programming may focus on issues relevant to the STEM community in the following categories: information literacy, scholarly communication, GIS, Maker lab, etc. The STEM Library serves several colleges and schools, including the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the A. James Clark School of Engineering, School of Public Health, and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Along with other STEM and other subject librarians,
the incumbent is in a key position to help the University of Maryland Libraries define a role for subject librarians that will allow the Libraries to be more closely integrated into the entire educational and research process at the University of Maryland. The STEM & Open Science librarian will help envision and shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships. The incumbents are active members of the Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) department of the Research and Academic Services (RAS) division, contributing to departmental and divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with colleagues and other units in the Libraries. The STEM & Open Science Librarian participates in developing and maintaining a departmental culture that is inclusive, equitable, diverse, customer-centered, and responsive to changes happening in academic libraries and higher education.
Requirements
Requirements to not have to be met until hire date in January 2023 or May 2023.
QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities)
Required
Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship; knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to produce published scholarship.
Excellent attention to details and organizational skills.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, to build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff; and the ability to provide exceptional services to a diverse clientele.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a just, equitable, and inclusive workplace evidenced through work experience, education, professional development, professional service and/or scholarship. Strong commitment to the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Preferred
Background or experience in life sciences.
Knowledge of relevant online resources and experience with bibliographic management tools.
Knowledge of data management planning and/or data curation, visualization, scholarly communications and open access tools.
Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies and major collections in life sciences or other STEM fields (e.g., scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries and other resources).
Evidence of teaching/instruction experience.
Evidence of ability to meet promotion and permanent status requirements of the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries.
EDUCATION
Required
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-US equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.
Preferred
Significant coursework, bachelor’s degree or second advanced degree in related fields. Life Sciences background preferred.
EXPERIENCE
Required
Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship.
Demonstrated experience with reference, instruction and collection development in science disciplines.
Demonstrated experience with or demonstrated aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
Subject background in assigned disciplines demonstrated through academic degrees, course work, or substantive experience.
Preferred
Experience in life sciences librarianship.
Experience or aptitude for developing new teaching or research-based programs and services in the assigned disciplines with appeals to diverse audiences.
Experience with designing measures and assessments to
determine value, experience with a variety of assessment tools.
Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies and major collections in assigned disciplines or other related fields (e.g., scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries, and other resources).
Knowledge of data management planning and/or data curation, visualization, scholarly communications, and open access tools.
One year of experience in an academic research library.
Evidence of teaching/instruction experience.
Evidence of ability to meet promotion and permanent status
requirements of the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries.
For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.
Teleworking eligible according to University of Maryland Libraries guidelines.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Director of Knowledge Services
Location: Friedman Williams

Friedman Williams is staffing a newly created Director of Knowledge Services with a prominent DC law firm, reporting to the CIO. The qualified candidate will build a team encompassing Knowledge Management, Research, and Library Services. Please send resumes to Jill Tomarken – jtomarken@friedmanwilliams.com
Summary: This role is responsible for the development of a comprehensive knowledge management strategy and leads efforts to capture, retain, and reuse existing internal knowledge through the application of legal technology and innovative solutions. This position is also responsible for the overall management of the Library and Research Services team and ensures the alignment of research, reference, and competitive intelligence activities with firm business needs.

Director of Knowledge Services

Our client, a leading Washington, DC law firm is seeking a Director of Knowledge Services. This role is responsible for the development of a comprehensive knowledge management strategy and leads efforts to capture, retain, and reuse existing internal knowledge through the application of legal technology and innovative solutions. This position is also responsible for the overall management of the Library and Research Services team and ensures the alignment of research, reference, and competitive intelligence activities with firm business needs. This position is eligible to participate in the firm’s flexible work program.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Knowledge Services
•Develop and implement measures to leverage, repurpose, and retain existing internal knowledge and streamline processes to increase efficiency and client value
•Supervise Knowledge Services team members in the collection and management of firm matter data, exemplar documents, and the development of procedures and quality controls in connection with knowledge management systems and platforms
•Working with practice group leaders, develop and deliver strategic plans that promote the retention and sharing of institutional knowledge, processes, and expertise that improve attorney productivity
•Provide strategic direction for the implementation of processes and technologies that aid in enterprise search, experience management, legal research, work-product retrieval and reuse, legal workflow automation, collaboration, standardization, and other knowledge related activities
•Gather, track, and evaluate usage statistics to track adoption of knowledge management solutions and tools
•Support the design, development, and implementation of technologies and tools to deliver data and research insights to lawyers and/or clients
•Develop and implement business intelligence technologies and processes to support the firm’s strategic initiatives
•Build relationships with administrative department leaders to assist with operational initiatives that could benefit from knowledge management solutions and collaboration
•Ensure that the firm’s Knowledge Services strategy promotes efficiency, innovation, collaboration, consistency, and quality standards
•Collaborate with internal IT team members on the selection and implementation of technologies to support the firm’s knowledge management efforts, including intranets, practice portals, extranets, drafting tools, and document automation solutions
•Partner with departmental teams to facilitate training and develop and support a culture of knowledge management and sharing
•Develop and maintain relationships with vendors
•Responsible for budget development and contract negotiations with external vendors

Library and Research Services
•Provide strategic management and oversight over research and reference activities supporting legal, business, and competitive intelligence efforts to ensure that the firm’s business needs are supported
•Manage overall budget and expenses

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
•When appropriate, assists with recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training new staff in the department
•Oversees the daily workflow of team members
•Provides staff with constructive and timely performance feedback and evaluations
•Handles disciplinary process, including escalating employment matters to the head of the department and the Director of Human Resources when necessary
•Provides leadership and mentoring to staff, including on-going performance management, feedback and coaching, identification of training opportunities, and preparation of career development plans

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
•Knowledge of services used to support legal and business research
•Demonstrates understanding of legal work product, concepts, and processes to ensure that the knowledge resources and systems support the way the lawyers work and are tailored to specific practice group needs
•Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills and ability to synthesize and clearly communicate complex issues or ideas to varying audiences
•Must demonstrate critical thinking, creative problem-solving and decision-making skills
•Ability to exercise sound judgement and decision-making abilities
•Project and process management experience
•Excellent organizational and time-management and problem-solving skills with the ability to manage and implement multiple initiatives simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
•Displays high attention to detail in work product
•Strong diplomatic skills, collegiality, and emotional intelligence with the ability to work effectively across all levels of the firm
•Possesses excellent interpersonal communication skills for management, training, delegation, and performance coaching
•Ability to maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials
•Flexibility and willingness to respond to issues during and outside of core business hours

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
•Bachelor’s degree required. Masters of Information Science, MBA, or related discipline highly preferred. JD a plus.
•Minimum ten (10) years plus of relevant experience. Previous experience in a law firm required.
•Previous experience with knowledge management solutions and technologies, such as collaboration solutions, intranets, dashboards, research and reference products, automated forms, contract management, enterprise search, document assembly, legal project management, and experience management
•Demonstrated leadership experience, including supervising a team

Seven Positions: Maryland and Delaware

Position: Librarian (Collection Management & Acquistions)
Location: Naval Academy
Salary: $74,950 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS. https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681992600

Summary

You will serve as a LIBRARIAN (COLLECTION MANAGEMENT & ACQUISITIONS) in the NIMITZ LIBRARY of the NAVAL ACADEMY.

Duties

You will develop and maintain a collection of materials so the library is current.
You will develop plans for library acquisitions, audiovisuals, and collection organization to enhance the library resources program.
You will manage projects and guide staff to successfully complete work.
You will study problems or processes to provide input on potential solutions and implements corrective actions.

Position: Library Technician (Technical Services)
Location: Air Force District of Washington

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position will be assigned to the library on Andrews AFB. This is a flexible position with no benefits.

Duties

Is responsible for all technical service operations. Assists in the training of new library aids and technicians on technical service tasks. Independently performs acquisition duties by implementing established procedures for technical services functions. Prepares, verifies, and processes all procurement purchase requests in accordance with AF Library and Information System procurement guidelines, regulations, general library philosophies, and funds procedures for various funding sources as directed by the supervisory librarian. Collects bibliographic data for ordering library materials. Using established procedures, renews subscriptions. Monitors receipt of all items purchased and routinely follows up on outstanding orders. Reports purchasing/delivery discrepancies to senior technician. Recommends titles for possible inclusion in the collection. Performs copy cataloging to meet specific library requirements. Uses automated cataloging resources such as OCLC and MARCIVE to obtain and modify catalog records for new library materials in a variety of formats. Downloads cataloging data for materials into the on-line public access catalog system to make the records accessible to library users. Ensures catalog records are accurate and current. Maintains name, series, and subject authority control records. Using established procedures, prepares library materials in a variety of formats for use by library customers. Logs in periodicals and checks for missing issues. Assists in the annual inventory of library materials. Using established procedures, prepares materials for disposal via excess lists or DRMO and prepares appropriate paperwork. Monitors and maintains stock levels of office and specialized library supplies. Assists in providing ready reference services to library customers. Refers difficult reference questions to the senior technician or librarian. Assists library users with library equipment. Performs routine clerical tasks. Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing software to prepare, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of letters, reports, memos, and other text documents. Receives and transmits electronic mail and attachments. Assists at the circulation desk as needed. Refers unusual or complex problems concerning work processes to the appropriate staff member. Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11673861

Position: Biomedical Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $61,947 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library to enjoy local remote telework from Bethesda, MD as an information consultant and library instructor for NIH and Health and Human Services (HHS) researchers and policymakers. Specialize in services like scholarly communication, data services, bibliometrics, drug information, and/or evidence synthesis. Collaborate to develop and deliver quality information services to 27 NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices, plus HHS groups working to enhance public health and advance science. View this Introduction to the NIH Library.

If you have experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. These opportunities will be available on USAJOBS.gov for ten calendar days in October. The application period reflects the NIH’s effort to hire talented people quickly.

The NIH is the world’s largest medical research facility, and we are seeking applications from exceptional candidates for two Biomedical Librarian positions at the NIH Library (Office of Research Services, Division of Library Services):

Librarian (Biomedical) GS-1410-9/11/12 FPL 13 announcement; dates: 10/14/2022-10/24/2022

Merit announcement: # NIH-ORS-MP-23-11668300 and link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681720600

DE announcement: # NIH-ORS-DE-23-11668256 and link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681698500

  • Serves as an expert information advisor and consultant to NIH and HHS customers.
  • Consults and collaborates with researchers, clinicians, and staff to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.
  • Utilizes a range of biomedical information resources and databases to provide information to researchers, clinicians, and staff.
  • Develops and provides a program of instruction in areas such as the use of analytical tools, scholarly resources, and library resources.
  • Provides advice and consultation to researchers, clinicians, and staff in using library products and services.
  • Performs outreach across NIH and HHS to understand users’ information needs and markets library services and resources that meet those needs.
  • Consults with research librarians, researchers, clinicians, and peer groups within and outside NIH and HHS to keep abreast of developments, new methods, and search techniques in the area of specialty, information science and biomedicine.
  • If you are selected at the GS-9, or GS-11, you will essentially perform the same duties as those described above, however, duties are less complex and will be performed under closer supervision with more detailed guidance.
  • For more information on the NIH Library, visit https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov/.

A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and a 401k equivalent savings plan.

This position is subject to a background investigation.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Position: Library Associate – Special Collections University Archives
Location: Towson University

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.

This position works as part of the team that cares for, manages, and promotes Towson University’s Special Collections and University Archives by providing access to records of enduring value. Under the leadership of the Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), this position cultivates outward-facing relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and independent scholars by assisting with and/or conducting research to fulfill reference questions, engaging in a range of outreach activities, and increasing the discoverability of and access to historic, manuscript, and archival research materials via digitization, metadata creation, and digital preservation strategies.

Responsibilities and Duties

Assist with the web archiving program using Archive-It and Conifer software. Ingest and create metadata for born digital and digitized material into our digital collections platform, Quartex. Assist with the preservation of physical and digital collections materials. Digitize documents, photographs, and other materials. Assist with developing and maintaining digital collections landing pages, digital exhibits, social media posts, and other web content. Provide direction to student assistants working on digitization projects. Participate in outreach efforts for SCUA, including exhibits, displays, presentations, events, and web features. Collaborate with SCUA colleagues to develop digital components of exhibits and displays. Participate in the preparation of materials for SCUA instruction sessions in collaboration with departmental staff. Responsible for submission aspects of the institutional repository MD-SOAR. Reformatting published materials from their published version to their pre-published version. Cleaning up accessibility errors/warnings in submitted files. Upload content and enter metadata for submissions.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of experience in a library setting or similar environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and user satisfaction.
  • Initiative, energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty, and staff of the University and external scholars.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value and importance of the use of primary sources in research and education.
  • Strong attention to detail; analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to synthesize information into a broad context.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with departmental staff.
  • Ability to exercise discretion when working with sensitive or private information in keeping with state and federal guidelines.
  • Flexibility in a changing technological environment.

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

Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, please click here . TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found 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. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.

Position: Senior Assistant Branch Manager Adult Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Position Summary:

The Senior Assistant Branch Manager assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the assigned branch designated as a Level II due to collection size, special collections and services, number of branch staff, and customer traffic. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration, providing equal and free access to information, programs and education.

Essential Duties:

  • Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager;
  • Provides reference and readers advisory services to the public;
  • Ensures appropriate transfer of training and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  • Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, to meet customer and budgetary needs;
  • Oversees, plans and implements adult services;
  • Oversees budgets and purchasing for specific branch departments and line items;
  • Works the informational desks in the Adult department;
  • Prepares reports as directed;
  • Coordinates and leads the system-wide Library Information Services Training (LIST) for new reference staff;
  • Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  • Provides oversight for special services, departments, collections and resources;
  • Performs collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment; keeping collections up to date; and ordering items;
  • Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;
  • Provides troubleshooting for any building or staff issues to ensure public and staff safety;
  • Keeps abreast of new trends and changes within public libraries

Supervision Functions:

  • Serves as a hiring manager and supervises reference staff, reference substitutes, hourly staff and volunteers as assigned;
  • Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  • Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the librarys performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  • Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  • Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and schedules;
  • Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  • Ensures staff receive and understand the system and department communications via written or electronic format or in-person meetings;
  • May act as supervisor of a team or workgroup and/or may supervise volunteers.

Standard Functions:

  • Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  • Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  • Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  • Is dependable and punctual;
  • Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  • Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Librarys Policies and Procedures Manual;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, required (Note: will consider applicants who will complete such program within six months from date of application.);
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  • Three or more years of related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on the use of computers, databases, preferably in public library;
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  • Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required;
  • Valid drivers license with no more than three points;
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to gain advanced knowledge of Harford County Public Library policies and procedures;
  • Ability to act as a representative of Harford County Public Library to the public;
  • Extensive knowledge of branch practices and procedures;
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of training methods and technologies;
  • Thorough understanding of the relationship of the facets of childrens, teens and adult services and the concepts necessary to develop strong cross services relationships;
  • Expert knowledge of relevant electronic resources, including the Internet and databases;
  • Knowledge of technology to include 3D printers, robotics, coding, virtual and augmented reality, green screens and relevant software packages;
  • Ability to engage with customers in a diplomatic and empathetic manner;
  • Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train and communicate with other staff members;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  • Ability to develop and implement programs in childrens, teens and adult services
  • Extensive knowledge of modern research techniques;
  • Ability to keep relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask;
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  • Strong supervisory and managerial skills;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Work Environment:

  • Work requires occasional physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in a non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and takedown of tables, chairs or other equipment for meetings or events, pushing/pulling of library carts;
  • Environment includes moderate noises (i.e. an office with conversations, photocopiers, and/or computer printers);
  • Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time;
  • Requires sitting and use of computer and keyboard for extended periods of time;
  • Observes safe workplace practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques, and following fire regulations;
  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less;
  • Precise hand-eye coordination with the ability to judge distance and space relationships.

Reporting Relationship:

This position reports to the Senior Branch Manager. Does supervise staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Week:

Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours.

In addition to the specific duties and responsibilities of this job, it is the responsibility of every employee to comply with the Harford County Public Librarys Values statement, customer service guidelines, and all other policies detailed in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The library administration reserves the right to change, modify, delete, and supplement job duties based on the organizations needs.

This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.

Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only at www.HCPLonline.org . Review vacancy announcement and requirements, under Library Jobs tab. A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Please do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Position: Director of the Legal Information Center
Location: Delaware Law School

Widener University Delaware Law School in Wilmington, Delaware, seeks to hire a Director of the Legal Information Center (LIC) to begin July 1, 2023. In collaboration with LIC staff, law school faculty and staff, and the broader university community, the Director oversees operations, personnel, strategic planning, external relations, technology and other initiatives, and budget, and informs curricular matters associated with legal research as one of the intellectual and research centers of the Law School.

The Director would maintain the rank of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Law, with equal expectations to teach one course per academic year as well as be a full faculty participant in faculty governance and professional service. Promotion and/or tenure is based on meeting institutional standards for teaching, scholarship, and service.
For more information and to apply, please see: https://careers.widener.edu/en-us/job/492931

Position: Technical Services Librarian
Location: Delaware Law School

Widener University invites applications for an engaged and experienced librarian to be our Technical Services Librarian for Widener University Delaware Law School. Reporting to the Director of the Library, this role provides support to the Delaware Legal Information Center.

The Technical Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of Technical Services administration, including acquisitions, cataloging, e-resource management, and serials check-in. The Technical Services Librarian maintains the accuracy and integrity of bibliographic and authority records in the online catalog, performs original and copy cataloging when needed. The ideal Technical Services librarian will also have some knowledge of library systems.
For more information and to apply, please see: https://careers.widener.edu/en-us/job/492934

Five Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Librarian (Government and Finance)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Government & Finance Division (G&F). This position will provide research and library services to CRS colleagues and congressional clients in areas covered by G&F, such as appropriations, budgeting, Congress, cybersecurity, economic policy, elections, emergency management, executive and judicial branch oversight, financial services, grants, legislative process, and public finance.

Duties

The Government and Finance (G&F) Division’s work focuses on how the three branches of government are organized, managed, and funded. This includes the organization, structure, operations and management of Congress, the executive and judicial branches; the congressional budget and appropriations process, the legislative process and congressional history; and issues related to American federalism, elections, emergency management, community development, and homeland security. Financial issues covered include banking, financial institutions, insurance, securities, taxation, public finance, fiscal and monetary policy, public debt, and economic impacts of tax and budget policy. The division also covers entities with unique government responsibilities such as the Census Bureau, Federal Reserve, Postal Service, and FEMA.

Research Librarians work individually and as part of teams to provide research and library services across the full range of policy areas covered by the division and author products used each year by thousands of congressional clients on topics that include appointments/nominations, appropriations status tracking, federal awards tracking, federal disaster assistance programs, federal employees, grants work in a congressional office, and various types of congressional and legislative information.

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.

Research Librarians are often involved in the following activities.

  • Working under deadlines within specialized issue areas that may be obscure, ambiguous, and contentious.
  • Rapidly building working knowledge of specialized issue areas and resources as part of successfully identifying, proposing, developing, and executing research projects.
  • Collaborating and consulting with internal and external subject specialists to develop and improve research projects.
  • Negotiating with clients and colleagues on the substance of research projects, which may include developing an array of different options and facilitating decisions related to sources, methodology, and form of a final product.
  • Designing and writing products as a solo author or co-author that describe the findings of research projects. These products often include multiple elements such as abstracts, methodological descriptions, summaries, and tables.
  • Making effective use of peer review of products by incorporating feedback from multiple colleagues into coherent and cohesive products.
  • Working within a multi-level product development and review process to ensure accuracy, appropriate scope, adherence to organizational policies and values, and responsiveness of products.
  • Delivering products to clients in writing, by phone, and in-person, often in combination, and in accordance with the circumstances of each unique research project and resulting product.
  • Developing and maintaining knowledge of the content, scope, and search functionality of specialized research resources relevant to research projects.
  • Identifying, testing, and evaluating new general and specialized research resources; performing market analyses on competing resources; and recommending resources for purchase or renewal.
  • Providing orientation and training/instruction to congressional clients and colleagues on research methods and research resources.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, college/university, information center, or other research organization are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with public speaking in an instructional capacity is desired.

The position description number for this position is 336982.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime 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: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Benelux, France and Italy Section, African, Latin American and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Salary: $106,823 – $121,065

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Organization Overview: The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) is a federally funded, independent organization; governed by an eleven-member Board of Trustees. PDS provides legal representation to individuals facing a loss of freedom in criminal, delinquency, and mental health matters in the District of Columbia but who are financially unable to obtain adequate representation. PDS’s approximately 200 attorneys, social workers, investigators, and administrative and technical staff collaborate with each other to advance the PDS mission. PDS’s main office is located at 633 Indiana Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. District of Columbia residency is not a requirement for employment. PDS is funded by federal appropriations, and all employees are entitled to participate in the federal health and life insurance plans, the federal retirement plans, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Transferring employees will receive recognition of creditable federal service for leave accrual and retirement purposes. Employment at the Public Defender Service is neither federal nor District of Columbia government employment, and all employees are at-will.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: The PDS COVID-19 vaccination policy requires as a condition of employment that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive from PDS a reasonable accommodation due to a disability or sincere religious belief. If you are offered a position and decide to join PDS, then before starting work at PDS you will be required either (A) to submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative or (B) to request and receive an accommodation due to disability of sincere religious belief.

Division Description: This position is located in the Executive Division. The Executive Division staff are responsible for directing the administrative and personnel functions, including hiring and managing the attorneys and support staff; securing resources and developing policies and procedures to direct and enhance the legal practice of the organization; preparing and managing the PDS budget; and interacting with court and criminal justice agencies to advance the PDS mission and improve the overall quality of the criminal defense bar.

Responsibilities

The law librarian provides professional research and reference services to PDS staff attorneys, law clerks, and administrators, as well as to Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel lawyers, clients, and duty day walk-ins (when needed) using primarily computer-based research resources. The position is a solo librarian and reports to the General Counsel. The law librarian’s specific duties include:

  • Managing the PDS Library, including purchasing new materials, updating the collection (including loose-leaf materials and pocket parts where necessary), and conducting an annual inventory;
  • Organizing and providing to staff online and print access to legal treatises, collections of books, publications, and electronic resources;
  • Providing access to and training on available online research services, such as Lexis, Westlaw, and BNA; Responding to specific research requests from staff and assisting with legal research, primarily in D.C. law, including legislative history;
  • Circulating to attorneys by email the weekly opinions from the D.C. Court of Appeals;
  • Working with other libraries to obtain materials to which PDS does not have in-house access;
  • Updating and maintaining the PDS online card catalog;
  • Developing, maintaining, and updating an online D.C. research database on frequently requested topics;
  • Preparing the library budget and, with the General Counsel, evaluating and renewing as needed, contracts with electronic service providers such as Westlaw and LexisNexis;
  • Managing and renewing subscriptions for periodicals and other materials;
  • Developing and producing electronic reference and training materials, including research manuals and guidelines, and general information about D.C. law for attorneys and law clerks;
  • Coordinating and conducting library user training and orientation programs for staff, law clerks, and CJA attorneys; and
  • Recommending and implementing internal operating policies and procedures to meet the goals of the library program.

Work Schedule: This is a full-time term position eligible for remote work. Due to the pandemic, PDS is on a maximum telework schedule until November 2022. Beginning in November, we expect this position to shift to a more on-site schedule, with some remote work. The exact mix of in-person and remote work will depend on the needs of the agency and office space availability.

Position: Associate Director of Advancement
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in Smithsonian history. With our Secretary, Lonnie G. Bunch III, who was previously the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, we are positioned to realize our goal of being a truly 21st century museum, libraries, and archives complex. The Smithsonian is dedicated to its founding mission, “the increase and diffusion of knowledge” and as such we use our resources to encourage curiosity, ignite wonder and spark the joy of learning. Following the success of the Smithsonian’s first comprehensive capital campaign, the largest ever undertaken by a cultural organization, the Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian. There is no better time to join this amazing Institution.

The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives (SLA) has an opening for an experienced and dynamic Associate Director of Advancement responsible for developing and managing the fundraising program and generating private support for the acquisition of library materials, conservation, digitization, fellowships, exhibitions, and educational programs. This position reports directly to the Director of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives and serves a member of the SLA Executive Leadership Team. The Associate Director of Advancement supervises a team of Advancement members that assist with programs and manage special events, annual giving, and public affairs. The Associate Director of Advancement engages with staff and Advisory Board, pulling in and developing the SI wide and SLA strategic goals and visions into actionable fundraising goals and programs.

About the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives

SLA serves as the chief research arm and institutional memory of a unique cultural organization known as the Smithsonian Institution. SLA develops policies, provides guidance for the stewardship and preservation of the Smithsonian Institution’s vast research collections, and offers a range of reference and research services to the Smithsonian community and beyond to global researchers. SLA’s library research and archival collections play a dynamic role in advancing the scientific and cultural understanding of our universe. Collections acquired and managed by SLA on behalf of Smithsonian researchers provide the resources and infrastructure needed to actively participate in the research infrastructure and ecosystem of scholarly communications. SLA’s institutional archives document the history of the Smithsonian, from its founding in 1846 to the present, and supports the Smithsonian community of scholars and the general public by acquiring, evaluating, and preserving the records of the Institution and related documentary materials. SLA manages the care, storage, and retrieval services for the Institution’s records in a wide variety of analog and digital formats. The expert staff who manage and preserve these collections are a crucial resource for research and education communities at the Smithsonian, within the United States, and around the world.

SLA is a critical partner in fostering collaboration across the Smithsonian environment, through access, collections, consultations, digital scholarship support, events, instruction, reference, services, and technology. As the world’s largest museum library and archives system, SLA is fearlessly at the forefront of research at the Smithsonian and serves as catalyst for knowledge production. We foster and embrace agile and innovative approaches to meeting the changing information needs of the Smithsonian community.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Associate Director for Advancement

The Associate Director of Advancement oversees the advancement program strategies for the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives with responsibility for planning, generating, and executing fund-raising initiatives with an emphasis on major gifts. She/he/they manages a portfolio of prospects including qualification of new prospects, and the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors through in person visits and communications. The Associate Director oversees the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Advisory Board activities. The incumbent strengthens relationships and develops opportunities with Board members, donors, and supporters of all levels and members of the SLA staff to further organizational goals and vision. The incumbent develops written annual work plans, visit and solicitation goals in conjunction with the Unit’s Director, and prepares reports on activities. The Associate Director collaborates with libraries and archives staff, various museum staff and other Smithsonian units on programs and solicitations. The incumbent must have both strategic vision and hands-on expertise in executing campaigns related to gift planning, major gifts, and grant proposal writing. The ability to cultivate a culture of philanthropy at SLA among staff is essential.

The successful candidate will have at least five years of successful experience in major gift fundraising, preferably in a major, arts-related institution, non-profit organization, or educational institution. Application materials should show experience in building long-term donor relationships and closing 5-7 figure gifts. Hands-on board management experience with a proven history of fundraising success, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship as well as experience working with planned giving, grant writing, and annual fund strategies should be demonstrated in application. Candidates must have superior oral and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills. Application materials should show experience building an advancement program for a cultural organization. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

Key Relationships

As a member of the SLA Executive Leadership Team the Associate Director of Advancement works in partnership with the SLA Director and Executive Leadership Team to achieve goals by developing an annual fundraising plan. The Associate Director serves as a liaison to the SLA Advisory Board Development Committee and recruits additional members as necessary and appropriate. The Associate Director assesses progress toward benchmarks, recommending changes to annual fundraising priorities as needed.

The Associate Director for Advancement works in collaboration with the SLA Associate Director of Finance and Administration to reconcile the advancement budget and reports fiduciary communications related to advancement regularly to the Library Director and Advisory Board Chair. The SLA Associate Director for Advancement works closely with the SLA Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives and Programs (SIP) to oversee strategic initiatives, communications, education and programming associated with fundraising and advancement. Additionally, the Associate Director provides leadership for all special events related to the Board and fundraising. Works with Associate Director of SIP when appropriate to develop funding streams for SLA strategic initiatives and programs.

Benefits and Application Instructions

The Smithsonian Institution offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits. This is not a federal position but has similar requirements and benefits. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter to oastaffing@si.edu by October 28, 2022. Please include the position title in your e-mail subject line. Resumes should include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (Month and year); and average number of hours worked per week.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

SLA is committed to an inclusive library and archival research environment that prioritizes cultural intelligence, equity, and diversity; responsive and culturally inclusive acquisitions, reparative descriptive practices, and equitable information resources; assessment; and marketing of library and archival services.

The Smithsonian Institution ensures its employees (federal and trust), applicants, and affiliated persons (interns, research associates, fellows, and volunteers) are protected from discrimination and unfair treatment in the workplace regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, gender stereotyping, pregnancy, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, marital status, parental status, or political affiliation and are free from reprisal against protected activities. In addition, other Smithsonian policy prohibits discrimination based on membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors, and political affiliation.”

The Smithsonian provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the contact person listed in this announcement. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Position: Senior Research Operations Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Senior Research Operations Coordinator in Washington, DC office. The Senior Research Operations Coordinator works as part of a firmwide team to support the financial functions of Research Operations, including expense accounting, variance reporting, budget data collection, and various invoicing responsibilities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the monthly variance process:
  1. Reviewing and recording actual costs in Research Services applications to identify budget variances.
  2. Identifying miscoded expenses and obtaining reclassifications.
  3. Creating monthly variance spreadsheets and preliminary analysis for the Director.
  • Assisting the Director with annual budget and revised plan.
  • Processing transactional expenses and chargebacks to the appropriate client matter or practice group.
  • Supporting collection services by performing some or all of the following tasks for the DC office:
  1. Establishing and maintaining effective vendor relationships and working with vendors to rectify billing issues.
  2. Processing invoices, recording data in acquisitions databases, and allocating client-matter charges.
  • Participating in collection review projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or related subject preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a library, preferably law or business.
  • Strong Excel skills and expert facility with formulas and pivot tables.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to coordinate large amounts of data.
  • Strong analytical skills and an aptitude working with numbers.
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Exceptional client service.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
  • Proven reliability, dependability, and motivation.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), ethnicity, 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), ethnicity, 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP endeavors to make http://www.arnoldporter.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Director of Support Staff Stephanie Denmark at +1 202.942.6068. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. 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.

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.

Six Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Supervisory Technical Services Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 378881.
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.

Duties

Serves as Supervisory Technical Services Specialist in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate within Library Services at the Library of Congress. The position reports directly to the Head, Technical Services Section and is responsible for supervising staff who are responsible for receiving, organizing, digitizing, preserving and creating inventory control and cataloging records for all collection items and related materials acquired by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. The incumbent works highly independently, exercising considerable independent judgment, and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies pertaining to visual materials.

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. Creates individual development plans and recommends training for staff. 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.

Leads the accessioning, physical processing, digitization and description of visual collections according to established procedures. Manages the receipt of visual collections acquired through gift, deposit, transfer, exchange, copyright, and purchase. Oversees the unpacking and verification of the completeness and condition of incoming materials and the maintenance of accessioning records. Maintains close control over the quality of accessioning, physical organization and processing, and cataloging of the materials in the collections. Along with senior Team staff, the incumbent monitors the quality of all levels of cataloging. Has direct responsibility for the accuracy and consistency of all inventory, cataloging and indexing controls produced by the Team, whether for internal control or for national and international publication and distribution. Contributes to the development of rules and standards for cataloging, control, and automation of visual materials, and for electronic imaging, in libraries and archives, which serve as the basis for national and international networking of bibliographic data and access to images. Exercises significant responsibilities in dealing with other units or organizations on these matters, to include advising officials of higher rank.

Exercises care to ensure that government property, especially Library collection material, is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage, and that persons under his/her supervision meet their responsibilities in this regard. Working with the Section Head and Chief, effectively monitors and manages space in division storage areas. Oversees the determination of archival supplies, technical equipment, and facilities needed for the Team, recommending staff and resources to devote to particular projects or to allocate among program segments.

Maintains current knowledge of trends in the professional literature and with developments in bibliographic and archival control as practiced in comparable institutions. Develops or assists in the development of community-wide rules and standards for processing, cataloging, describing, or digitizing visual materials.

Attends meetings of professional organizations and publishes technical articles regarding the work of the Library of Congress and of the Prints and Photographs Division in the area of his or her competence. Prepares or oversees the preparation of analytical reports and publications pertaining to the Team’s areas of responsibility.

Independently plans and carries out studies of topics or areas related to visual materials. Exercises a highly specialized knowledge of all work related to archival visual materials. Serves as a resource person assisting staff of the Prints and Photographs Division in providing reference services related material housed in the division in accordance with the division’s reference procedures.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Law) Chief, Public Services Division
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Public Services Division, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.

Duties

The incumbent serves as the Supervisor of the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress and is responsible for the daily operations of the Law Library Reading Room. The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the Director of the Global Legal Research Directorate.

The incumbent works highly independently, exercising considerable judgment and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions related to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and completes work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Prepares work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as needed. 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.

Responsible for advancing the objectives of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to adhere to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or 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.

Reviews section’s services to ensure they meet professional standards and policy guidelines and are responsive to the needs of Law Library’s constituencies. Communicates LLC-wide strategic goals and priorities to employees within the section. Oversees the implementation and communication of policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines to staff. Provides ongoing consultation, guidance and advice to staff to ensure that staff focus on and provide appropriate services that best meet the needs of Law Library’s clients. Maintains the currency, comprehensiveness, and integrity of legal information resources by identifying, assessing, and organizing materials used and anticipated to be needed by the Public Services Division. Monitors the size, location, condition and security of the Reading Room collections. In the context of Law Library’s needs, works with the Collection Services Division to set priorities and policies for acquisition, storage and exchange of materials and disposal of excess assets.

Assignments consist of a broad range of information activities or require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require resolving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Reviews and analyzes significant issues in information research and dissemination. Renders services to Members of Congress and their staffs, and officials inside and outside the Library of Congress and other Law Library constituents. Conducts research and analysis in topics in field of expertise, providing authoritative and definitive results. Provides in-depth analysis on complex questions, requirements, and priorities.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within Law Library. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience.

Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects. Directs and shapes the character and overall nature of projects. Oversees project from conception through development, production, and guidance to subordinate supervisors. Participates in planning work, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures. Manages a variety of functions simultaneously and with flexibility to work under competing demands and deadlines.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 257078.
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.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: FEDLINK Executive Director
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $135,468 – $203,700

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the FEDLINK Division, Library Enterprises Directorate, Office of the Chief Operating Officer.
The position description number for this position is 433472.
The salary range reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical programs or operations. Responsible for the direction and management of the FEDLINK revolving fund operations to achieve specified goals and objectives effectively. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and takes action to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as needed.

As Executive Director of FEDLINK, administers an organization of sufficient strength and expertise to plan, determine, and attain program and business goals and objectives; directs the annual budget process and manages budget execution; and represents the network at professional meetings and network activities among the Federal and non-Federal sectors. Determines research and development projects for both the network office and members’ individual needs, including enhancements to FEDLINK’s financial systems and customer databases, providing installation and implementation oversight.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agency leaders, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public, to advance the objectives of federal libraries and information centers on behalf of the Library of Congress.

Leads the FEDLINK Advisory Board, to design and implement FEDLINK programs, operations and technologies. Reports regularly on the effectiveness of FEDLINK and related programs. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with Library officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests in support of FEDLINK.

Develops, conceives, plans and implements policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs. Translates new legislation into program goals, actions, and policies, interpreting the impact of new legislative requirements on agency programs. Is recognized as a Library authority in formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on Federal libraries and information centers. Provides management and consulting services to top Library executives on change management and internal business process improvements to improve the effectiveness of FEDLINK operations and functions.

The incumbent has responsibility for planning and directing FEDLINK programs managed through a subordinate staff at the GS-13 and higher levels. Duties include design and implementation of short- and long-range program plans, goals and objectives; program evaluation; and, oversight of organizational changes, policy development and program funding and direction. The incumbent selects or recommends final selection of candidates for vacancies and approves other personnel actions; approves promotions and special commendations; and administers performance management functions. Resolves complaints and grievances. Effects disciplinary measures and ensures appropriate training and development of staff.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Law Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Lit Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Dir, Discovery and Preservation Services is searching for a Librarian (Law Section, German languages).

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Reference Librarian (Caribbean Studies)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Hispanic Reading Room, Hispanic Section, Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, General and International Collections, Researcher And Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012535.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The divisions in Collection and Services are the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the non-English-speaking world. Reference librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions. Clients include Congress, foreign and U.S. Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Librarians respond to inquiries that are received in person, by telephone, by correspondence and by electronic media.

Divisions have extensive custodial responsibilities and reference librarians are responsible for collection maintenance and preservation, as well as the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of collections in their field of expertise. Reference librarians also produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, scholarly programs and colloquia on topics in the areas of their divisions.

Reviews various brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition to develop collections in areas of subject of geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and writing systems.

Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation, and service of materials.

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

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

Provides in-person and telephone reference services in a reading room. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible.

Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections under the direction of senior staff.

Coordinates the acquisition of items of limited technical complexity, or those easily acquired. Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify out-of-scope materials.

Maintains liaison with recommending officers and subject specialists to coordinate acquisition of materials. Provides proper purchasing information and correct bibliographic identification to dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, exchange partners, etc. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials.

Identifies foreign and international print and electronic resources in a field of specialty to address user needs that are easily determined from interviews or written requests. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Prepares and updates standard guides to specialized collections and resources.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

Position: Associate Director, Library Operations
Location: George Washington University
Salary: $100,000 – $115,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Reporting to the Director, this senior management position coordinates the Library Operations team, including collection development, acquisitions, serials, electronic resources and their management, cataloging and authority control, collection maintenance, the Alma library services platform and Primo discovery system, institutional repository, scholarly publishing support initiatives, document delivery, and web services. This position also manages the materials budget, facilities planning, and all personnel issues for Library Operations.

The Associate Director provides strategic visions for collections and communicates that vision to the user community. This position plays a major role in planning and implementing systems and in the overall planning and management of the library. Areas of increasing significance for this position include the compilation and analysis of usage and collection statistics, the expansion of electronic collections, increasing scholarly communication services including institutional repository and data management, and the identification and preparation of grant proposals to expand emerging technologies and services like 3D printing and virtual reality applications.

The Associate Director, Library Operations, is crucial to promoting good library relations and teamwork, including relationships with GW’s research enterprise and external contracts. The position works closely with all Library functional areas, including information, instructional, and access, as well as other GW libraries, educational technology services, GW committees and offices, and student representatives to assure effective delivery of products and services.

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

  • Coordination of the Library Operations management team
  • Supervision of 4.75 librarians and 4.5 technicians
  • Responsibility for overall planning and budgeting of the Library’s collections
  • Responsibility for overall planning and coordination of access to electronic resources on- and off-site
  • Promotion of strategies to simplify access to and increase the use of electronic resources
  • Assessment of collection in terms of usage and costs and alignment with user needs
  • Responsibility for overall planning and implementation of library systems for resource management, access, and document delivery
  • Coordination of library systems with the Library’s web and social media presence
  • Tracking and promotion of scholarly communication issues to inform library practice and educate faculty and to support scholarly publishing initiatives
  • Planning for and oversight of physical facilities
  • Service on appropriate Library, School, and University Committees
  • Preparation of grant proposals to expand Library services and resources
  • Oversight of documentation of all departmental activities and systems
  • Participation in planning and management of the library as a whole
  • Participation in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Clinical Integration Sessions (CIS) program as a librarian tutor
  • Participation in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and informational services to various departments (both academic and clinical) in conjunction with the reference department.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS or a combination of a graduate degree and professional experience in libraries.
  • At least 5 years of increasing responsibility in an academic library or health sciences library, including at least 3 years of supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated strong working knowledge of library technical services operations and integrated library systems
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of budgets and finance in an academic library

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a health sciences library or in an academic health sciences environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technologies, including institutional repositories, remote delivery of services, new modes of scholarly communication, and electronic resource management
  • Demonstrated experience in project planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Strong team-building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in providing instruction to small groups.
  • Experience in developing documentation

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, please complete an online application and upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2022, 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.

Other Information

Employer will not sponsor for employment visa status.

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

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: Washington, D.C.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach
Location: Venable LLP

Originally posted on AALL Careers.

Description
You’re looking for a change, and so are we. At Venable, we know that every new hire brings valuable experience, new perspectives, and a chance to raise the bar on our approach to Research and Knowledge Services. That’s why we’re looking for a Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to lead library outreach, training initiatives as well as research team assignments. Research Team activities include conducting high-level substantive research in a wide variety of practice areas utilizing a diverse range of resources to support client work, business development, and firm management and functional areas.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for…
Leading the department’s training and outreach initiatives to develop annual research training goals and assure that lawyers develop awareness and proficiency in using appropriate resources to support their client work.
Collaborating with Reference and Knowledge Services team members, the Professional Development team, Practice Group Leaders, Partners, and other firm leaders to assess and understand attorney and professional staff research and information needs.
Designing, developing, and implementing training programs and developing appropriate learning materials.
Providing training to attorneys and professional staff in a variety of platforms, including remote virtual learning, video learning, concierge (one-on-one), and in-person group presentations
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
Researching and writing summaries of research results 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.
Providing analysis and synthesis of research results and presenting findings in a manner promoting effective decision making.

Requirements
The successful candidate will demonstrate…
Bachelor’s degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent experience
A minimum of two years office or law firm experience preferred
Working knowledge of MS Office products including Outlook, Word, and Excel
Strong communication skills: ability to interact in both written and oral form with all levels of the organization
Experience with logic-based searching preferred
Investing your time and talents is no small matter—we know that superior service to our clients starts with an investment in you. Our competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and programs that support our employees’ wellbeing, families, and futures reflect our pride in our people. From our Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to our senior partners, Venable makes sure that we are the right fit for one another, in order to cultivate the most successful of relationships.

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

Full job vacancy posted on USAJobs.

The reference librarian in the Manuscript Division serves as an authority in providing reference services in the field of archives and manuscripts.
This position is located in the Reference and Reader Services Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher And Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 169238. This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties
Responds to reference service requests, received in person, by telephone, or via electronic means regarding collection of documents administered by the Manuscript Division. Locates, retrieves, and re-shelves materials. Interviews researchers, analyzing questions to determine appropriate research strategies. Assists scholars and researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration, and advises them of relevant records in both the Manuscript Division and in other repositories. Assists researchers in the use of manuscript material relevant to their study. Provides information on the following: collections, catalogs, indexes, finding aids and other sources available for their use; and donor restrictions, copyright law, scanning and photocopy regulations which govern the research and publication of material in the custody of the Manuscript Division.
Communicates with a wide variety of patrons with non-routine questions on use of manuscript collections, location of material, and borrowing policies. 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. Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information.
Ensures proper handling of manuscript materials and guards against theft. Maintains reader records and statistics regarding use of collections. Examines all materials brought into the Manuscript Reading Room and applies appropriate markings which distinguish personal property from collections materials. Controls stack access and verifies materials taken from the collection are properly charged.
Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity to researchers where user needs are determined easily from interviews or written requests. Conducts research and analysis in topics related to American history and culture. Assists in search techniques and files for handling specific types of requests. Prepares clear, accurate, concise, and grammatically correct responses to inquiries. Efficiently handles work assignments to ensure timely responses. Examines publications, electronic resources, and trends in topics related to manuscript librarianship. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Assists in preparing guides and related written products describing collections and research methodologies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials, and collection development activities including searches, and completing claim and order forms.
Resolves the most difficult special search requests that require an expert knowledge and a specialized expertise in the field of manuscripts administration. Serves as an expert in the intricacies of the Manuscript Division’s many catalogs and retrieval tools. Locates and expedites the retrieval of elusive and difficult to locate materials. Determines how far a search should go, and makes recommendations for replacement or withdrawal of records from all files. Works closely with staff to improve the search and retrieval processes.

Conditions of Employment
Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.
Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.**
Ability to provide reference services.**
Knowledge of manuscript collections.**
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to provide consultation or liaison services.
Ability to utilize integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education
All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.
Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;
Or
A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience.
GS- 9
Two 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 the position.
You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.
Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Position: Library Assessment Coordinator
Location: American University
Salary: $65,489 – $71,452

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

At American University we value open and honest inquiry, servant leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We envision a thriving AU community where individuals of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and outcomes prevail.
Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally recognized faculty are today’s thought leaders in the areas of public policy, law, the arts, communications, international development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented, and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for creating change through our knowledge and our work.
Learn more about American University by clicking here.
About the Department/Unit
Library Systems and Assessment is a small team that makes a sizeable impact on both the day-to-day operations and long-term mission of the American University Library. We work with staff and faculty at every level and in every department of the organization to champion new technologies and enable data-driven decision making. The team places a premium on creativity, collegiality, and cooperation. We use our individual skills and knowledge creating tools and solutions for the whole of the Library.
Summary/Objective
Reporting to the Library Systems and Assessment Administrator, the Library Assessment Coordinator provides direction, coordination and support for ad hoc as well as ongoing library assessment work. This position will assist library units and centrally organize library assessment projects covering these three categories:
Strategic assessments that support the library’s current and future strategic planning.
Departmental assessments that evaluate a department’s day-to-day operations and services for future improvements or modifications.
Targeted assessment activities that support internal or external needs.
More specifically, the incumbent will oversee the library’s master statistics tools, provide and store collection usage statistics, and organize information and outputs for assessment projects managed, developed, and/or executed by staff throughout the library.
Essential Functions
Under supervision and direction of the Library Systems and Assessment Administrator, ensures the integrity of library data by creating and documenting consistent, replicable methodologies for gathering statistics. Reviews and analyzes established workflows for gathering statistics, helping to automate them wherever possible. Identifies discrepancies and works to analyze and resolve them. Establishes common repository for library data in multiple formats; assists in the creation of dashboards and other means to visualize library data. Develops mechanisms for periodic review and streamlining of data gathering in order to minimize effort, maintain currency, and avoid redundancy. Reviews and recommends products and applications for tracking library statistics in consultation with relevant departments and consistent with local infrastructure.
Compiles, analyzes, and reports library data to ensure that mandated statistical reports are accurate, complete, and timely. Coordinates the gathering of required statistics from internal departments and university libraries. Serves as the primary point of contact for questions about library data on a national, regional and local level, and is responsible for ensuring that externally reported or shared data is accurate, current, and consistent across platforms.
Fosters a culture of assessment within the library in order to explain and advance the assessment agenda. Develops employee understanding of the purpose and applications for statistics gathering. Recommends baseline assessment knowledge, skills and abilities for library employees whose duties include measurement so that they understand assessment methodologies and applications. Integrates initiatives and advances shared goals as appropriate.
Under supervision and direction of the Library Systems and Assessment Administrator, performs other related duties as assigned.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Full Time, 35 hours/week.
Sr. Coordinator/Analyst A.
Exempt.
Benefits
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University’s unique benefit options.
Current American University Employees
If you are a current employee at American University, please log into AsuccessfulU through the myAU portal. Once in AsuccessfulU, please select the Careers tile which will take you to our internal career page.
Contact Us: For more information or assistance with the American University careers site, email theworkline@american.edu.

Seven Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Reference Librarian (Nordic Area Librarian)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.

Duties

The divisions in Collection and Services are the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the non-English-speaking world. Reference librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions. Clients include Congress, foreign and U.S. Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Librarians respond to inquiries that are received in person, by telephone, by correspondence and by electronic media.

Divisions have extensive custodial responsibilities and reference librarians are responsible for collection maintenance and preservation, as well as the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of collections in their field of expertise. Reference librarians also produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, scholarly programs and colloquia on topics in the areas of their divisions.

Reviews various brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition to develop collections in areas of subject of geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and writing systems.

Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation, and service of materials.

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

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

Provides in-person and telephone reference services in a reading room. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible.

Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections under the direction of senior staff.

Coordinates the acquisition of items of limited technical complexity, or those easily acquired. Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify out-of-scope materials.

Maintains liaison with recommending officers and subject specialists to coordinate acquisition of materials. Provides proper purchasing information and correct bibliographic identification to dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, exchange partners, etc. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials.

Identifies foreign and international print and electronic resources in a field of specialty to address user needs that are easily determined from interviews or written requests. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Prepares and updates standard guides to specialized collections and resources.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 012535.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Librarian (Cartographic Materials Cataloger)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Metadata and Stewardship Section, Geography and Map Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 432518.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime or compflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Catalogs a variety of resources in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloged reference collection, online databases, the Internet, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process. Recommends revisions to the subject authority file and the classification schedule, according to the rules of the Policy, Training, and Cooperative Program (PTCP) Division and to the procedures of the Geography and Map Division Cataloging Team, as required by the materials cataloged. Develops or extensively revises portions of the subject authority file, or the Library of Congress Classification Schedule; Class G. Examines each item received for cataloging for its appropriateness for cataloging in the G&M Division.

Refers questionable materials to the Team Leader for a decision. Keeps current on changes in policy and procedures. Assesses the significance of changes when developing new procedures as required by policy changes. Assists in modifying or developing new procedures as required by policy changes. Through the procedures of preliminary classification, through research done in the course of cataloging, and through experience and knowledge of the collections, identifies duplicate material and removes it from the collection, or from the processing chain. Cancels any duplicate bibliographic records which may exist. Provides initial instruction and ongoing training to lower grade staff, temporary staff, and interns, reviewing and revising work as needed. In consultation with the Team Leader or senior cataloging specialists, resolves cataloging conflicts. Performs related cataloging duties as assigned.

Establishes and maintains 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.

Position: Librarian
Location: Department of Veteran Affairs
Salary: $61,947 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Employee will serve as the Librarian at the Veteran Affairs Central Office Library. The employee is knowledgeable about the electronic delivery of information, journal subscription services and digital resource licensing.

Duties

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

Duties include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Provide reference assistance to diverse audience including staff, researchers, patients and their families; assisting them with a broad range and complexity of reference questions.
  • Develop targeted training materials and markets resource availability to all users and promote use.
  • Participate in local, state, regional and national information networks, fostering good working relationships with other health care information professionals.
  • Participate in library orientation and e-resource demonstrations to new employees and patrons.
  • Resolve problems with authentication, access, broken links, etc.
  • Provide technical support and troubleshoot with patrons, individual publishers or the journal subscription agent (e g. password usage, access issues, downloading articles, equipment problems, etc.).
  • Assist with serials control, claiming, accurate record of titles, title changes; maintain library print journal holdings.
  • Assist with collection control, access and maintenance of the library’s online, print, audiovisual and microfilm collections.
  • Provide support, participate on committees and monthly hotline call, etc.
  • Collaborate on coordinating the selection, organization and presentation of new or updated packages of electronic databases, journals or books.
  • Assist/educate library patrons in the use of hardcopy and online resources (journals, books, databases).
  • Coordinate and conduct tracking efforts and inform staff of ongoing electronic resource issues.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized.

Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Catholic University of America
Salary: $65,000 – $75,000

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law is seeking applicants for the position of Reference Librarian. This position is ideal for an ambitious librarian who is ready to join an experienced, collegial team. The successful candidate will actively support law school programs, co-curricular activities, and faculty scholarship, while also working with colleagues to reimagine library services for our patrons. We offer generous vacation, holiday and retirement benefits, in addition to work from home opportunities. The Law Library fosters respect for all community members by providing an inclusive learning and work environment. Come join a welcoming and diverse team of librarians committed to providing excellent customer service.

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library is located on the campus of The Catholic University of America, the largest university campus in the District of Columbia, and a short Metro ride to downtown D.C. and Capitol Hill. The campus is ideally situated in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the most vibrant and exciting communities in the city.

Position Description

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

Please see the full position description here.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution is required.
  • Entry-level and experienced law librarians are encouraged to apply.
  • Outstanding communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to effectively teach and present is required.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively is required.
  • Expertise in legal bibliography and legal research methodologies preferred.
  • Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited institution preferred.
  • The salary range for this position is $65,000-75,000.

To apply, please complete an online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile. The position will remain open until filled.

Position: Web Services Coordinator
Location: American University Library
Salary: $65,489 – $71,452

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Reporting to the Library Systems and Assessment Administrator, the Web Services Coordinator provides management, and coordination for the American University Library’s web presence in support of Library and AU strategic objectives. This includes primary oversight of the library website and other end-user platforms. The position collaborates with the Resource Sharing and Discovery Manager to provide support for the full range of information resources and access across web and mobile environments, along with enhancing discoverability of library resources and services. This position conducts user research and assessment initiatives for the Library’s online experience.
The Web Services Coordinator is responsible for Library website and is the primary resource for developing and supporting end-user interfaces that create or enhance access to library resources and other services. As part of the Library Systems unit, this position oversees and collaborates on integrated web services and evaluation of the user experience as it pertains to the website and discovery service. The incumbent will implement, customize, and integrate web applications for the Library website and other web services platforms. Develops or supports applications to optimize discoverability of third-party research content. Develops systematic processes for website usability testing. Ensures that websites are responsive and accessible. Works with library staff to facilitate, coordinate, and communicate internal changes and developments with the Library website and discovery service. Works closely with external campus partners and stakeholders to ensure that the design, delivery, and operation of web services are optimal and in support of the needs of American University Library.

Essential Functions

  • Provides management for the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of the Library website and research portal. Implements, develops, or customizes web applications that will enable users to navigate library resources easily, and integrates and administers access protocols for 3rd party online library resources such as the library’s SpringShare suite of products.)
  • Conducts user experience testing to gain insights into user behavior and usage data to optimize the user experience with the library website. Collects and evaluates data from users and web analytics to provide the best user experience possible.
  • Provides oversight, management and testing meets web accessibility standard of web installations. Manages the migration and harvesting of content. Chairs the Library Web Advisory Team, working with other relevant stakeholders, and as such supports the web governance structure for the entire Library.
  • Serve as the data custodian (governance), (identity management) administrative and/or operational responsibility for the library website.. Provide additional systems support for library services such as ILLiad, Ares, and the library’s institutional repository.
  • Works as the Content Provider Lead (CPL) for the University Library and is the primary liaison with the Office of Technology (OIT) for the website. Serves as the Library’s representative on the Content Publishers Committee (CPC), which reports to the Web Steering Committee for the University. Collaborates closely with Library units, campus partners, external entities, and vendors to build bridges between the website and other platforms or online services.
  • Performs other duties related to Library Systems as needed to accomplish the goals of the department, unit, and library; participates in library committees related to primary job assignment as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Full Time, 35 hours/week.
Sr. Coordinator/Analyst A.
Exempt.
This position is expected to be available occasionally outside of their work scheduled as needed.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • 3 years experience using a Content Management system to manage websites.
  • 3 years’ experience of progressively responsible experience including building or designing solutions for web based technology, working with cross functional teams, participating in project development, and leading progressively complex projects.
  • Knowledge of current web innovations, technologies and best practices in web design, and web application security concepts, and web services with HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript ES2015.
  • Knowledge of current best practices accessibility, and Section 508 compliance.
  • Experience conducting user-experience analysis both through qualitative user observation and quantitative tools, particularly using Google Analytics.
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to demonstrate past success working with multiple stakeholders in ways that were both inclusive and data-driven.
  • Must be able to demonstrate initiative, good interpersonal-skills, responsiveness, and strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Preferred Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree or equivalent.
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, CommonSpot, a Content Management System by Paper Thin, experience developing APIs.
  • Knowledge of server-side languages such as PHP or NodeJS.
  • Experience with databases, preferably MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, or MySQL.
  • Experience developing user-centered applications integrating RESTful API’s and front-end libraries (e.g. jQuery, ReactJS, AngularJS, Angular 2+).
  • Experience with project lifecycles, source code management, and code reviews.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn more about our health and safety directive.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

You’re looking for a change, and so are we. At Venable, we know that every new hire brings valuable experience, new perspectives, and a chance to raise the bar on our approach to Research and Knowledge Services. That’s why we’re looking for a Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to lead library outreach, training initiatives as well as research team assignments. Research Team activities include conducting high-level substantive research in a wide variety of practice areas utilizing a diverse range of resources to support client work, business development, and firm management and functional areas.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Leading the department’s training and outreach initiatives to develop annual research training goals and assure that lawyers develop awareness and proficiency in using appropriate resources to support their client work.
  • Collaborating with Reference and Knowledge Services team members, the Professional Development team, Practice Group Leaders, Partners, and other firm leaders to assess and understand attorney and professional staff research and information needs.
  • Designing, developing, and implementing training programs and developing appropriate learning materials.
  • Providing training to attorneys and professional staff in a variety of platforms, including remote virtual learning, video learning, concierge (one-on-one), and in-person group presentations
  • 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
  • Researching and writing summaries of research results 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.
  • Providing analysis and synthesis of research results and presenting findings in a manner promoting effective decision making.

Requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Bachelor’s degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of two years office or law firm experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Strong communication skills: ability to interact in both written and oral form with all levels of the organization
  • Experience with logic-based searching preferred
  • Investing your time and talents is no small matter—we know that superior service to our clients starts with an investment in you. Our competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and programs that support our employees’ wellbeing, families, and futures reflect our pride in our people. From our Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to our senior partners, Venable makes sure that we are the right fit for one another, in order to cultivate the most successful of relationships.

Apply Today!

We comply with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. Conviction of a crime will not necessarily be a bar to employment at the Firm. Factors such as age at the time of the offense, type of the offense, seriousness of the offense, remoteness of the offense in time, position applied for, rehabilitation, overall record, and other relevant factors will be taken into account in determining effect on suitability for employment.

We comply with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Conviction of a crime will not necessarily be a bar to employment at the Firm. Factors such as age at the time of the offense, type of the offense, seriousness of the offense, remoteness of the offense in time, position applied for, rehabilitation, overall record, and other relevant factors will be taken into account in determining effect on suitability for employment.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Salary: $80,357

Purpose of Role:
Assists the Web Content Administrator in the management of the People’s Law Library (PLL) website. PLL, originally developed by Maryland public interest law groups and now managed by the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library (TMSLL), is the Judiciary’s primary method of providing legal information and referral assistance to self-represented litigants.
Assists with technology development efforts, including upgrades to the content management platform, enhancements to accessibility, and web usability. The Web Services Librarian’s essential technology- related responsibilities include: developing directory and calendar optimizations to enhance delivery of material relevant to self-represented litigants; identifying and correcting coding errors within PLL pages; applying current accessibility standards and best practices to all site pages; coordinating with outside vendors on enhancements to content management systems; and working on other projects as directed.
Assists in ensuring that PLL delivers reliable, accurate, and relevant content to users. Essential responsibilities include: identifying out of date and incorrect site content and taking remedial action, as directed; ensuring that legal services directory information is accurate and categorized; and responding to patron questions and suggestions for site improvements.
Maintains and improves the TMSLL website. Essential responsibilities include: updating content; maintaining and evaluating website statistics; and assisting in selection and maintenance of future content management systems and internet domain name coordination.
Participates in the provision of reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population, as needed.

Education:Bachelor’s Degree
Experience:Two (2) years of related work experience which must include library or legal writing experience.
Note:Substitutes for the two years of experience may include: a Master’s Degree in Library Science from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA); a Master’s Degree in a computer-related field; or a Juris Doctor from a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
Preferred: Undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science, information systems, or library science. Spanish proficiency is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
TECHNOLOGY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
MS Windows-based operating systems.
MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
Adobe Acrobat.
Experience with content management systems; expertise with Drupal 8 or 9, with associated modules, is strongly preferred.
Various graphics programs (Photoshop, GIMP, MS Publisher, Paint Shop Pro, etc.).
Knowledge of internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari).
Knowledge of web authoring tools and standards, and page design principles.
Knowledge of web programming in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or a similar language.
Knowledge of web design, including the use of content management systems.
Knowledge of website design and management.
Ability to keep abreast of web technology developments, particularly new developments in web content management systems.
Knowledge of web programming in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or a similar language.
Knowledge and experience with the Drupal content management system is preferred.
LEGAL WRITING AND CLEAR WRITING
Knowledge of office software applications, such as word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, and e-mail.
Correct usage of business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
Understanding of how adults learn and retain information, especially in a web environment.
Capacity to develop and implement quality control mechanisms for website content and maintenance.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Ability to work independently and to pay close attention to detail.
Ability to establish priorities.
Ability to collect and analyze data for evaluation of websites.
REQUIRED SKILLS
Ability to read and understand court documents, legal publications, and complex instructions.
Ability to use required communication technologies.
Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
Ability to use a computer for extended periods of time.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Contract)
Location: Trademark Law Library, USPTO

Originally posted on LLSDC Jobline.

It is a long-term contract librarian position with ASRC Federal, working in the Trademark Law Library at the USPTO. This is a very reference-focused position, and really good for new graduates. These are the most critical points:
Key Role:
Under the direction of the Director and Senior Librarian, plans, organizes, and coordinates work activities involved in obtaining and making library resources available to the trademark attorneys and other customers.
Primary duties for this position are reference assistance and research using a wide range of materials.
Perform research using on-line search techniques, automated tools, print material, and other resources as necessary.
Analyze search requests, interviews requesters when needed, develops search strategies, and reviews and provides search results.
Assist with compilation of library statistics.
Works independently under overall project objectives and requirements.
Apprise supervisor about progress and unusual complication.
Requirements:
Masters in Library Science; new MLS grads encouraged to apply; 3 years of library experience preferred.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and provide superior reference services in a timely manner.
Creativity and tenacity in performing research in a wide range of subject areas and with a variety of resources to support the research of trademark attorneys.
Expertise in searching one or more major on-line commercial vendors (ProQuest and Lexis/Nexis) and expertise in searching the Internet.
Experience in using Microsoft Office Tools and familiarity with collaborative web tools such as SharePoint, Wikis, etc.
The posting can be found here, search “trademark law librarian.” https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?d=ExternalCareerSite

Position: Senior Business & Legal Research Analyst
Location: Venable LLP

Originally posted on AALL Career.

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.
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.
Requirements
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.
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.

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

Full job vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

This position is located in the Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
Duties
The Serial and Government Publications Division serves as a primary access point for a wide variety of serial collections and is responsible for the development and management of its custodial collections. Custodial collections include foreign and domestic newspapers, unbound periodicals, government publications (GPO Depository), intergovernmental publications and documents (United Nations), and other specialized serial collections. Reference assistance is provided to onsite researchers through the Newspaper & Current Periodical Room, and offsite reference service by telephone, by correspondence, and by e-mail and CHAT. Clients include Congress, Foreign and US Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Reference librarians produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, and scholarly programs relating to serial collections. Through their knowledge of the Library’s serial collections and collections of similar institutions, reference librarians play and active role in developing the collections for future users.
Provides reference and instructional service to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, from written requests, or Internet requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily-accessible, i.e., found within the library’s collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures.
Provides in-person reference service in a reading room, and responds to telephone, written and Internet requests. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible. Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions in order to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections in the Newspaper & Current Periodical Room under the direction of senior staff.
Reviews a variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas by subjects, publication format or geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and formats. Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Makes recommendations to fill in gaps in custodial collections. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation and regulations governing use and handling of custodial materials.
Monitors the condition of collection materials to ensure adherence to established preservation standards and specifications. Brings deteriorating items and those with special needs to the attention of division management. Orients users and explains procedures and regulations governing use and handling of materials.
Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity where needs are determined easily from interviews and written requests. Reviews the professional literature and reference guides, and makes recommendations for additions to the reading room reference collection and for library-wide licensed databases applicable to newspaper1 periodical, or government document reference service.
Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and conducts tours. Attends workshops, conferences1 seminars, or meetings relating to newspaper, periodical1 serials, and or government document librarianship, in the history of serials and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.
The position description number for this position is 132599.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
Conditions of Employment
Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.
Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.**
Ability to provide reference and research services for a serial collection.**
Ability to interact collaboratively and provide consultation and liaison services.
Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Education
All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.
A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;
Or
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience.
GS- 9
Two 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 the position.
You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.
Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Six Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Technical Services Section of Prints & Photographs Division, which acquires, organizes, describes, preserves, and makes available for research use a wide variety of original and historical visual materials in both physical and digital formats.

Duties

Incumbent applies numerous established practices in processing materials, consisting of original and historical visual formats including photographic prints and negatives, fine and historical prints, documentary and architectural design drawings, posters, cartoons, and digital files. Recognizes various types of material in order to receive, accession, sort, and arrange collections in different ways (e.g., by format, alphabetic, chronologic, geographic, or numeric). Prepares material for use and storage by performing basic filing, archival housing, hand-marking, automated labeling, barcoding, and shelving tasks. Consults about material that is duplicate, extraneous, or in need of evaluation for special preservation treatment.

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

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

The position description number for this position is 128788.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Archives Counsel
Location: NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.

The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has been transformative–to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

LDF’s litigation, policy advocacy, organizing, and public education programs in the substantive areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education and political participation seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just judicial system.

The Archives and Records Department serves three major functions: building and managing an archival repository of LDF’s historic records, providing library services including research support, and overseeing records management. With grant funding, LDF is in the planning stage of a major effort to organize, preserve, digitize, and provide public access to a substantial portion of our 10,000 boxes of rich historical case files and institutional records. Under the supervision of the Director of Archives and Records, the Archives Counsel will primarily be responsible for leading the review and analysis of archival records to determine which documents can be made available to external researchers and the general public. The Archives Counsel will help to develop and refine the process for conducting privilege review in the LDF Archives and will be essential in balancing the ambitions of the LDF Archives with LDF’s duty of client confidentiality. The ideal candidate has expertise in legal ethics and professional responsibility, patience for large document review projects, an ability to make carefully documented decisions, and a passion for history, archives, and racial justice.

As of March 7, 2022, LDF transitioned to a hybrid work environment. Any candidate selected for this position should be prepared to work in the office location assigned up to two days per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the review of thousands of documents in the LDF Archives, identifying and restricting external access to privileged, confidential, and sensitive information;
  • Work in consultation with the General Counsel or Associate General Counsel to make decisions about the release of documents;
  • Refine the LDF Archives External Access Policy and privilege review procedure, including researching laws and ethics guidelines across different states where clients may be located;
  • Oversee the work of LDF alumni volunteers and interns who are interested in assisting with document review;
  • Research and procure software for efficient document review as needed;
  • Collaborate with the Library of Congress to plan for the privilege review of a subset of LDF’s early records in the Library’s custody;
  • Participate in and/or build coalitions and task forces to bridge the gap between archivists, the legal ethics community, and legal historians;
  • Monitor and share with the Archives team pertinent recent developments in legal ethics, including caselaw and ABA opinions;
  • Collaborate with the Archives team in developing resources, including an LDF Archives website, to educate the public about the historical arc of current civil rights issues;
  • Weigh in on intellectual property questions related to the LDF Archives;
  • Assist former clients who request access to their archived files, including reviewing the files for sensitive internal work product;
  • Engage in public speaking and trainings related to the intersection of legal ethics and the historical record;
  • Travel occasionally to the Library of Congress and LDF’s office in Washington, DC; and
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Commitment to the racial justice mission of LDF;
  • Demonstrated expertise in legal ethics, especially attorney-client privilege, attorney work-product, and the ethical duty to protect client confidences;
  • Member of the New York Bar or eligible to waive in;
  • Experience and interest in large document review projects;
  • Project management experience;
  • Thorough understanding of the litigation process; litigation experience is a plus;
  • Knowledge of copyright law, including the fair use exception;
  • Familiarity with archival collections, concepts, and best practices;
  • Excellent analytical, research, and writing skills;
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to clearly translate technical concepts for a non-technical audience; and
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team.

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts or requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This description does not constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

Please note that LDF requires all employees to be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated, including the booster shot against COVID-19, and submit proof of vaccination prior to the commencement of employment unless they qualify for a reasonable accommodation for bona fide medical or religious reasons.

This position is open until filled.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: jobs@naacpldf.org

If submitting via email, please include your name (last name, first name) in the email subject line.

Or

Human Resources Department
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
40 Rector Street, 5th floor
New York, New York 10006

Position: Director of the Law Library
Location: Georgetown University Law Center

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Georgetown University Law Center seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Law Library.

Georgetown Law is one of the premier law schools in the world. Located in the nation’s capital, within walking distance of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice, Georgetown Law is known for the quality of its faculty’s scholarship and teaching, its exceptionally talented and diverse student body, its outstanding staff, and its commitment to social justice.

The Georgetown Law Library is one of the leading law libraries in the world, characterized by its dedication to scholarship, preservation, and access to information; its contributions to education through the development of research guides, tools, and programs; and its use of technology to advance the public interest. The Director leads a diverse team of 48 librarians, information professionals, and other staff members in ten departments and manages an annual budget of over $8 million. The library is on the cutting edge of modern information technology and provides support and training to 180 full-time Georgetown Law faculty and approximately 2,700 J.D. and LL.M. students.

The Director of the Law Library is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan for ensuring that information resources and services are available to support the research and teaching missions of the school. The Director acts as a catalyst for the library’s intellectual work and innovation and is a leader in the information community nationally and internationally. The Director reports directly to the Dean of the law school and collaborates with libraries, public interest organizations, funders, and technology companies locally, nationally, and worldwide to advance access to and preservation of legal information.

Requirements

The ideal candidate should have a J.D. degree and an advanced degree in library or information science or the equivalent, as well as a record of ten years or more of increasingly responsible leadership positions at a major university law library or comparable experience. The candidate will be an innovative, dynamic leader committed to managing the library collection and staff, serving the diverse needs of the Georgetown Law community, and anticipating future opportunities and challenges for the law library.

This is a tenure track faculty position; depending upon qualifications and interest, other types of status may be available. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and credentials.

Application materials should include a Curriculum Vitae, a list of references, a discussion of your qualifications for this position, and a detailed statement of interest addressing what you see as the major issues confronting law libraries in the coming years. Please submit your application materials by September 23, 2022 using this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/112303. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and early submission is strongly encouraged.

Position: Foreign Language Cataloger
Location: LAC Federal

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

LAC Group is seeking multiple Foreign Language Catalogers to work onsite at a prestigious federal agency on Capitol Hill. The selected Catalogers will process titles in Hebrew, Yiddish, Asian, Middle East and/or Turkish languages by supplying required metadata in MARC21-compliant bibliographic records. Hours for this role are flexible but is expected to be part-time.

Responsibilities:

  • For Serials and/or Monographs provide:
  • Copy cataloging with authority control and bibliographic file maintenance
  • Original cataloging with authority control and bibliographic maintenance
  • Enhanced minimal level cataloging with no bibliographic file maintenance or authority control (non-rare)
  • Copy cataloging with no bibliographic file maintenance or authority control (both rare and non-rare)
  • Original cataloging with no bibliographic file maintenance or authority control (both rare and non-rare)
  • Utilize the Library’s ILS using knowledge of standard cataloging tools such as Resource Description & Access (RDA), the RDA Toolkit, Cataloger’s Desktop, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MARC21, etc. to supply the required bibliographic information.
  • Search each title to be processed to prevent the creation of duplicate records, process duplicate copies, and check authority control of headings used in access points.
  • Complete the cataloging in the bibliographic record for foreign language titles in any subject area collected by LC, following the bibliographic record content guidelines
  • Supply the required descriptive elements and Library of Congress Subject Headings for single-part monographic materials being cataloged.
  • Identify and refer to LC staff any headings requiring authority work (name, title, or subject) for the materials being cataloged
  • Exercise care in the handling of Library materials to avoid loss or damage.

Qualifications:

  • Intermediate reading and writing ability of both English and foreign language skills for reading, analyzing and transcribing the works in Hebrew, Yiddish, and/or Turkish languages.
  • 2+ years of cataloging or metadata experience including working knowledge of library databases, OCLC, AACR2, LCSH
  • Must have expert knowledge of Resource Description & Access (RDA), the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MARC 21, etc.
  • Familiarity with the use of Cataloger’s Desktop and the RDA Toolkit is also required.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of standard cataloging practices and applications in Voyager.
  • Focused attention to detail and the ability to follow standard procedures in the physical handling and processing of materials

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to move from place to place within the location; lift, push/pull, hold/carry of items weighing up to (25) pounds and occasional up to (35) pounds such as files, books, stacks of paper, and other materials.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time and to maintain focus on projects such as computer screens or detailed paperwork.

LS&S is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

Position: Reference and Research Librarian (Legal)
Location: Zimmerman Associates Inc.

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Zimmerman Associates, Inc. (ZAI) is currently seeking to hire a Reference and Research Librarian to support a client in Washington, D.C. The qualified candidate will have experience with conducting legal, congressional, legislative history and/or regulatory research.

Responsibilities include:

  • Experience performing front desk support, reference, reference development, collection maintenance and management, acquisitions
  • Experience with outreach, creating marketing materials, and developing new reference services.
  • Ability to provide legal and non-legal reference and research services using a wide variety of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline.
  • Experience using West’s Key Number System and CLEAR Investigative database software.
  • Ability to provide expert witness vetting, including creating comprehensive and highly detailed expert witness vetting reports. Vetting includes analysis of background reports, legal proceedings, expert witness depositions and trial testimonies, Daubert motions, author publications, professional licenses, news searches, and web and social media research

Qualifications:

  • Ability to provide presentations, training, and education to library patrons.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching library resources and guidance on how to access information resources
  • Ability to develop and maintain web-based subject guides.
  • Ability to develop special reports, bibliographies, and other publications.
  • Ability to assemble usage statistics and other library metrics.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education:

Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution
Minimum three (3) years of work with legal research and reference experience
Preferred experience with legal, legislative history, congressional, and regulatory research

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: Digital Services Manager
Location: George Washington University
Salary: $54,000 – $80,300

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Digital Services Manager. GWLAI invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us.

A virtual information session for interested candidates will be offered on September 8 at 7pm eastern. Please visit https://go.gwu.edu/librarianjobs for details.

Primary job responsibilities:

  • Continue to develop criteria and processes for setting digitization priorities and selecting materials for digitization that support the strategic goals of GWLAI and GW and involve cross-unit teams in the decision-making process
  • Lead the development and implementation of sustainable strategies and infrastructure to support the accession, preservation, discovery, and use of born digital resources and web archives
  • As part of a cross-unit team, provides guidance and leadership for the digital stewardship of the libraries’ specialized and general collections including planning, implementation, and assessment of current systems and infrastructure, and guidance on new technologies
  • Coordinate with external vendors on digitization projects and manage the high-resolution scan-on-demand services for specialized collections
  • Responsible for budget planning and management related to digitization and digital projects.
  • Supervise two FTE staff
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the access, accessibility, and ethics of digital collections; demonstrate a commitment to institutional outreach and educational goals as well as community use of materials
  • Provide on-site and remote research services and participate in instruction activities, especially those related to digital collections and digital scholarship
  • Demonstrate evidence of familiarity with a range of standards, tools, software, scholarship, and issues related to digital collections
  • Participate in professional organizations and keep current with library professional standards and trends and technologies related to digital imaging, digital projects, digital scholarship, and digital preservation
  • Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the profession

This position reports to the Associate Dean and may be eligible for partial telework.

Application procedure

To be considered, please visit https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/95044 and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on September 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a reference check and standard background screening.

When applying for the Digital Services Manager position please highlight the experiences you have that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and university communities.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions.

Three Positions: Virginia

Position: Associate Director, Law Library
Location: George Mason University Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Law Library at George Mason University invites applications for a capable management-level librarian to join our library’s administrative team while also contributing to our faculty liaison program and participating in teaching legal research throughout the LRWA curriculum and in Scholarly Writing. 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 Flex 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 Library provides access to a collection that is focused to support our faculty and students. The Library also houses the Law Schools Technology Services team, and we strive to provide excellent support for instructional technologies, the student technology experience, and the faculty technology experience.

About the Position:

The Associate Director assists the Associate Dean for Library & Technology in the general administration of the library, including preparation of budgets, management of personnel, and the development and implementation of long-range plans. The Associate Director is responsible for administration of all facets of day-to-day public services operations, including circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, instructional services, and the use of information instruction technologies. The Associate Director is in charge of the library in the absence of the Associate Dean for Library & Technology.

Responsibilities:

Train, supervise, and evaluate public services personnel, which includes the Reference Librarian, the Research Services Librarian, the Reference & Outreach Librarian, the Faculty and Web Services Librarian, the Research Services Specialist, the Circulation Manager, and part-time wages and student circulation assistants;
Oversee day-to-day operations of library public services, including circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, and instructional services. Coordinate departmental projects and initiatives;
Serve on the Collection Development Committee with other professional librarians to evaluate, update, and implement collection development policies, and identify titles for selection, cancellation, and weeding;
Provide direct liaison support to law school faculty, including assistance in the use of print and electronic resources, preparation of bibliographies, and facilitation of interlibrary and document delivery;
Teach legal research as part of the two-year LRWA program and Scholarly Writing courses, including instruction in both print and electronic resources. Participate in other bibliographic instruction classes including substantive law classes, orientation, and library tours. Participate in LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law training;
Serve as Human Resources Liaison for the law library. Coordinate recruitment and orientation of all new classified staff and administrative faculty through eWork. Approve all wage and work-study hiring in Banner HR;
Coordinate all public services statistics for reporting purposes to accrediting organizations;
Approve and monitor non-book purchases on eVA and Bank of America;
Oversee all facilities and housekeeping issues;
Assist the Associate Dean, Library & Technology in the evaluation of and implementation of new information technologies and services to support the educational and research needs of faculty, students, and staff; and
Participate in professional development activities, library committees, law school, and university activities.
Required Qualifications:

JD from an ABA-accredited law school or MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited school;
Demonstrated law library experience with a record of increasing administrative responsibility (typically 5+ years);
Demonstrated supervisory and organizational abilities;
Substantial knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques in both print and electronic formats;
Experience teaching legal research using both print and electronic resources;
Demonstrated skill in effective oral and written communication;
Proven service orientation, and the ability to work flexibly with law faculty, students, staff and a diverse legal research community;
Knowledge of current law librarianship trends; and
Familiarity with current technology used in legal education and practice.
To apply, visit: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/55040

Position: Head of Technical Services & Collection Development
Location: George Mason University Law Library

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description
Head of Technical Services & Collection Development
The Law Library at George Mason University invites applications for an engaged and experienced librarian to be our Head of Technical Services & Collection Development. 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 Library strives to maintain and provide access to a collection that is focused to support our faculty and students. One of our priorities is to work to make more of our e-titles accessible through the catalog in the very near future.

About the Position:
The Head of Technical Services & Collection Development is responsible for all aspects of Technical Services administration, including Acquisitions, Cataloging, e-Resource management, Serials Check-in, Binding, and Deaccession. They also manage the library’s collection development program, act as a liaison for the Alma integrated library system, assist the Associate Dean for Library and Technology with general planning, budgeting, and statistical compilation, and provide liaison services for faculty research.

Responsibilities:
Oversee daily operations of the Technical Services Department: acquisitions, cataloging, e-resource management, serials check-in, binding, and deaccession. Directly supervises and oversees the hiring, training, and evaluation of the Fiscal Services and Acquisitions Manager and the Cataloging and Serials Manager;
Oversee and communicates with University Libraries about various modules of the Alma integrated library system. This includes serving as a liaison to relevant personnel at the main University Library (Fenwick) and the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), specifically the WRLC Metadata and e-Resources committees;
Assist the Associate Dean for Library & Technology with general planning and budgeting. Ensures that the needs of the Technical Services department are communicated to the Associate Dean and that the priorities of the Library are effectively communicated to the Technical Services staff. Accepts overall responsibility for the operation of the Library if both the Associate Dean for Library & Technology and the Associate Director are unavailable;
Submits completed statistics for ASERL, ACRL, IPEDS, ALLStAR, and US News. Compiles statistics for Assets Management for George Mason University’s insurance needs. Ensures the timely compilation of acquisition and cancellation data;
Manages the library’s collection development efforts. Works with other professional librarians in selecting materials for acquisition, assessing library collection needs, and updating the Library’s comprehensive collection development policy;
Works closely with the Fiscal Services and Acquisitions Manager in the order fulfillment process. Responsible for negotiation of contracts with vendors, including coordination with Purchasing and University Counsel’s office. Approves orders for books, databases, equipment, and supplies in the eVA (procurement) and Bank of America (purchase card) systems;
Coordinates with vendors, relevant Law Library and Technology personnel, and University Library personnel to ensure access to electronic databases through IP recognition and/or a Central Authentication Server (proxy server) and the catalog (metadata record loading). Coordinates with the Reference and Instructional Services Librarian to ensure that electronic resources are accurately listed and described on the Library’s list of Law-Related Databases webpage;
Participates in the law faculty liaison program. This direct support includes research, assistance with course materials and course management software, instruction of faculty RAs when requested, training faculty in the use of print and electronic resources, facilitation of interlibrary loan and document delivery, and materials ordering;
Serves as principal contact for gift and other material donations; and
Participates in professional development activities, library committees, and law school and university activities.

Requirements
Required Qualifications:
MLS from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Supervisory experience in Technical Services operations, including the management of cataloging and acquisitions functions;
Demonstrated understanding and experience in managing an integrated library system, especially the Ex Libris Alma system;
Advanced organization and communication skills;
Ability to work flexibly with law faculty, students and staff;
Familiarity with current technical services trends and issues in law libraries; and
Experience in law library budgeting.
Preferred Qualifications:
JD from an ABA-accredited law school strongly preferred

Position: Lead, Sciences and Technology Team and Mercer Library
Location: George Mason University

Originally posted on SLA Career Center.

Description

Lead, Sciences and Technology Team and Mercer Library

The George Mason University Libraries is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, skillful, enterprising, and collaborative manager for the position of Lead, Sciences and Technology Team and Mercer Library.

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 Position:

In conjunction with the other subject disciplinary and functional team leads and under the direction of the Associate University Librarian for Learning, Research and Engagement (LRE), this position is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of innovative library services in the areas of reference, research, instruction, and in support of faculty and students in the fields of earth sciences, physical sciences, health sciences, life sciences, biomedical sciences, engineering, and computing, as well as overall management of the Mercer Library at the Science & Technology campus. The incumbent leads a team of library faculty integrated into STEM-H, educational and research programs while fostering an environment that promotes development of new approaches to evolving academic library services. The Team Lead supervises and evaluates team members; works with Collections Strategy staff to ensure development of STEM-H collections; oversees collection development for reference resources; assumes direct liaison responsibilities for academic departments/programs as needed; and coordinates and implements reference, research, and instructional activities (including contributing to policy development therein) in collaboration with other LRE and Libraries’ leadership.

Responsibilities:

Incumbent plans, implements, manages, and evaluates reference/research consultation, outreach, and instructional services and programs designed for students and faculty in the broad range of STEM-H disciplines;
Responsible for the creation, maintenance, and assessment of library service programs appropriate for faculty and students in STEM-H programs;
Responsible for the operations of the Mercer Library, including supervision of its on-site staff-level manager, at the university’s Science and Technology campus;
Provides research consultation/reference service to users;
Teaches and creates instructional materials in any directly assigned subject area(s);
Contributes to collection development activities including assessment of existing collections and maintenance of holdings to research levels, possessing deep subject knowledge of assigned collection development areas, and spending allocated funds to build depth and breadth any in assigned discipline(s);
Responsible for coordination of instruction, reference and research services, collections services, and outreach to programs supported on the Fairfax and Science and Technology campuses, including, but not limited to, the College of Science, College of Engineering and Computing, College of Health and Human Services, the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (Front Royal, VA), the Governor’s School at Innovation Park, and associated research institutes and centers;
Collaborates and coordinates with the Lead, Social Sciences Team and Mason Square Library for School of Computing programs and activities at the Mason Square campus (Arlington, VA), including support for the university’s Institute for Digital InnovAtion at that campus;
Directly supervises and evaluates six (6) subject librarians in their reference/research/instruction/outreach roles; supervises and evaluates two (2) additional library staff members who (a) support the Science and Technology Team and (b) contribute to the daily management of the Mercer Library. In conjunction with the Libraries’ Administration unit, manages recruitment, hiring, onboarding, mentoring, training, and performance assessment of librarians and staff of the Science and Technology Team and Mercer Library;
Works with the Teaching & Learning Team for distance education, and instructional assessment to provide formative and evaluative feedback to department’s librarians and staff;
Coordinates with Access Services to assure consistent access services quality and hours of delivery at the Mercer Library;
Under the auspices of the Collections Strategy department, facilitates collection development and management activities for reference, instructional, and research resources purchased in relevant fields;
Partners with Digital Technologies and Services to effectively address IT requirements of the unit;
Works closely with staff in the Digital Scholarship Center to develop digital data proficiency in the Science and Technology Team members;
Contributes to planning, policy development, resource management, and decision-making within LRE and, as a member of the Libraries’ leadership team, appropriately to the university library system as a whole;
Seeks, considers and communicates diverse perspectives and ideas;
Participates on committees, task forces, projects, etc. within the Mason University Libraries, the campus, the university, and, as appropriate, the community; and
Performs other duties, as requested, which fall within the scope of a member of the University Libraries’ faculty including engaging in university and professional service, and scholarship endeavors.
Required Qualifications:

Applicants should bring the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to this position:

ALA-accredited graduate degree OR an equivalent certified foreign degree;
Progressively responsible management level professional experience (generally 3+ years) with demonstrated capability in providing responsive quality reference, instruction, and collaborative library research services and support to undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in STEM-H fields;
Knowledge of and versatile understanding of the changing educational and research needs of STEM-H students and faculty;
Demonstrated skill in effective oral and written communication;
Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds; and
Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth.
Preferred Qualifications:

The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:

Graduate degree in a STEM-H discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Demonstrated leadership potential; and
Experience in an academic research library environment involving multiple libraries and campuses.
Appointment/Benefits/Salary:

12-month Professional Faculty appointment; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. Base salary is commensurate with professional experience and academic qualifications; salary at appointment dependent on rank: Librarian II ($67,500 – $72,500); Librarian III ($72,500 – $77,500); Librarian IV ($77, 500+). Additionally, this position carries an annual administrative stipend.

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and three other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. Serving an R1 university, the Mason Libraries pursues an ambitious programmatic agenda in all areas that are key to a contemporary academic research library – innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, digital scholarship, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. For more information, visit us at https://library.gmu.edu.

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications for this position (FA457z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page (https://jobs.gmu.edu/). Applicants must submit application, cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references.

Questions should be directed to Diana Tippett (dtippett@gmu.edu) or Della Patrick (dpatrick@gmu.edu), Office of the Dean of Libraries.

Eight Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Knowledge Management)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Supervisory Librarian for its Knowledge Services Group (KSG). The selectee will serve as the head of the Knowledge Management (KM) Section, responsible for leading initiatives to gather, organize, and share the institutional expertise held by the analysts, attorneys, information professionals, and administrative staff in CRS. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience are encouraged to apply.

Duties

The ideal candidate will have experience leading knowledge management activities that capture the institutional expertise of CRS research professionals and support staff. The incumbent also serves as a liaison to CRS and Library of Congress technology offices and communicates requirements for knowledge management initiatives. The section head works collaboratively with staff across CRS as well as with individuals in other parts of the Library of Congress on knowledge management projects, and to resolve issues.

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.

Supervisory Librarian (Knowledge Management) duties include:

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Plans and assigns, sets and adjusts priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, provides feedback and 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 staff related to work and administrative matters. 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.

Oversees, reviews and coordinates activities related to knowledge management initiatives. Participates in strategic planning efforts related to knowledge management, including discussions surrounding strategic goals. Develops and implements project plans for knowledge-based enterprises. Provides briefings for senior managers and other stakeholders on knowledge management initiatives. Participates in formal and informal working groups and advisory committees concerned with knowledge management activities.

Provides technical leadership in knowledge management. Communicates technical requirements for knowledge management projects to CRS and LC information technology offices. Advises CRS and LC information technology offices on systems related to knowledge management.

Serves as a principal liaison between KSG groups, other CRS divisions and offices, and other Library of Congress units and offices to coordinate knowledge management activities. Advises stakeholders on trends and issues related to knowledge management and its impact on current best practices within the organization.

The position description number for this position is 428696.
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.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Librarian
Location: Department of State
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Ralph J. Bunche Library Division, Office of Information Programs and Services, DAS for Global Information Services, Bureau of Administration (A/GIS/IPS/LIBR/IS), in the U.S. Department of State (DOS). The Library comprises a major research resource for diplomatic history, bilateral and multilateral relations, world trade and international law.

Duties

  • Administers a full-service program of outreach, marketing, and education to Department bureaus, offices, and posts to communicate awareness of the Library’s services and resources.
  • Collaborates with the Chief Librarian to report on the progress of the library in achieving its marketing and outreach goals and objectives.
  • Develops and disseminates a variety of communications materials and initiatives promoting library programs and services, including promotional campaigns, notifications, marketing materials, brochures, fliers, newsletters, etc.
  • Coordinates with other internal Department offices and groups on joint outreach efforts.
  • Collaborates with other librarians and program staff to design, develop, implement, and evaluate communication strategies for marketing and promoting library programs and services.

Position: Processing Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $56,086 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Latin American, Caribbean & European Division, General & International Collections Directorate, Researcher And Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 426753.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime or comflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Working independently, incumbent copies metadata into Integrated Library Systems using standard tools in accordance with well-defined and established procedures. Independently, performs copy cataloging and metadata entry. Coordinates the shelving workflow in the division to facilitate the delivery of materials. Investigates and interprets
authority records to ensure accuracy of metadata. Adds holdings to files and assigns copies to the reference or custodial collections. Independently resolves technical problems encountered. Works closely with others to resolve problems of discovery, inventory, and transit. Resolves a wide variety of editorial problems such as duplicate entries, additions, or changes.

Understands and applies numerous established practices in processing materials for electronic services. Completes complex metadata entry for LAC&E publications. Coordinates receipt and processing of circulating collection items for proper distribution. Maintains appropriate forms for recording and statistical reports. Receives, sorts and edits metadata
in bibliographic databases. Checks materials in and out as appropriate. Understands and applies numerous established practices, extensive library rules, procedures and operations. Receives and processes outgoing and incoming shipments.

Resolves complex collections maintenance issues, while responding to the full range of issues. Develops plans to expedite sorting and distribution of materials as they circulate. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in identification of materials as they circulate. Independently recognizes when segments of the collection require maintenance based on the ability to identify/anticipate complex publishing and storage patterns. Performs primary collection security responsibilities, including verifying that materials circulated from collections are properly charged.

As needed, performs collections maintenance/preservation tasks by identifying materials in need of preservation or conservation. Performs established conservation procedures on selected materials. These procedures can include cleaning, encapsulating, re-housing, and labeling of materials. It can also include the construction and labeling of phased boxes. Follows the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations in order to maintain the collections. Follows safe handling guidelines in handling collection materials. Assists in the resolution of problems arising as collections materials circulate. Assists in the training and instruction of new technicians and temporary staff.

Identifies and retrieves items. Performs loan functions. Examines condition of material returned and re-shelves material. Performs basic searches of reference sources, which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases.

Position: Library Technician (Iberian Languages, Cataloging and Acquisitions)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Iberia/Rio Office Section, African, Latin American and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 173746.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Performs copy cataloging for a variety of materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Descriptively catalogs original materials where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Completes routine authority work; consults with librarians for more complex headings; and refers problems to librarians. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Performs content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Creates and revises bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process promptly and independently, involving librarians or the section head on only the more difficult problems.

Independently performs all aspects of acquisition support work, which include the acquisition of material by exchange, gift, approvals, Copyright, and complex order creation and invoice processing. For recommended materials to be acquired, searches reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases. Processes cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records. Assists in determining if material needs to be claimed and issues appropriate claims to suppliers. Sorts and distributes items not destined for the collections. Identifies items for the Duplicate Material Exchange Program (DMEP), for the National Agriculture Library, for the National Library of Medicine, for surplus, and for discard.

Independently records receipts for all formats (e.g., bound and unbound serial and monograph ink prints, microforms, CD-ROMs, special formats) in an online environment.

Shelf lists materials independently, adjusting procedures as needed and verifying that the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Recognizes possible errors made in the cataloging process and then consults with senior personnel to correct the problem.

Communicates with a wide variety of patrons by telephone, letter, or electronic means regarding routine and non-routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides complex technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library and non-library services such as ISSN, Copyright, CIP, ISBN, U.S. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office. etc., based on an extensive knowledge of these services and the differences among them. Is called on to deal with difficult patrons or callers, e.g., library donors. Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters, etc. Determines the best way of formulating requests and selecting and presenting information.

Efficiently searches online databases, such as OCLC or an integrated library system, to locate records to use for copy cataloging, or to identify duplicate records or previously processed records. Searches names, uniform titles, series, and subject access points on bibliographic records to verify their existence in the appropriate Library authority files. Performs special searches of various online catalogs to locate and/or verify bibliographic data for acquisitions functions. To identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems.

Independently uses automated tools such as Classification Web, Cataloged Desktop, macro software, and preprocessing software to process titles. Enters data related to production into statistical or management databases and runs reports as necessary.

Receives and accessions one or more special category materials. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the correct section, shelf, or individual staff member. Handles returns from the bindery. Performs end-stage processing for materials; creates labels for materials. Routes processed materials to the correct locations in the Library. Works closely with Collections Improvement Section or custodial divisions to resolve bibliographic problems raised during shelflist conversions, pinning-and-linking activities, and physical inventories of the collection. Follows a substantial number of pertinent instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, etc.

Maintains awareness of deadlines and adjusts workflow to accommodate interruptions from patrons or staff with a variety of questions, requests, etc. that occur throughout the workday. As required, shares the workload of absent team members.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Collections Service Division, Global Legal Collection Research Directorate.
The position description number for this position is 363669.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Inputs, searches and maintains inventory and/or bibliographic control information for the Law Library’s collection. The incumbent ensures accountability of receipts by timely check-in and/or inventory of each piece received in the Law Library. Incumbent also conducts physical inventory on existing collection items. Proficiency in using information technology to process, manage, maintain, track, and identify a voluminous and highly complex acquisition and distribution system for all different types of legal material.

Applies knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to resolve a wide variety of problems relating to managing maintaining and securing a voluminous and complex legal and government document collection of approximately 2.9 million items. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling before such items reach final destination.

Collates materials in a variety of formats and languages for making a preliminary determination on whether the set or series are complete. Creates item records in the ILS for all volumes collated for binding or filming. Creates online binding tickets for units to be sent to the Library’s binding unit and/or updates the holdings records to reflect newly bound or filmed material. Working with the collection, takes the appropriate steps to suppress issues sent for binding/filming from public display in the catalog.

Prepares items for digitization, including creating basic metadata and updating holding records to reflect new formatting. Independently locates items not readily available on the shelf. Determines advanced search strategies and conducts bibliographic and special searches in automated or manual files for incompletely or inaccurately cited requests or insufficient bibliographic data. Assists Law Library of Congress staff and clients with locating items by checking in files, such as the Class K Shelf-list and other automated and manual Law Library files. Searches the Library’s ILS to determine the location of the requested item. Reports findings on specific identification of items and other pertinent information, such as number and location of copies/sets, assignments, date recorded, etc.

Performs special searches of various computer, card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify receipt, location, and internal distribution of legal and government document publications. Ensures bibliographic and/or acquisitions data elements are accurate and input into software applications, reflecting item level control of the material.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Position: Library Technician
Location: Department of State
Salary: $40,883 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Department of State Ralph J. Bunche Library Division (A/GIS/IPS/LIBR). The library is the oldest federal library, founded in 1789 by Thomas Jefferson, the first Secretary of State, and houses books, journal volumes, microfilm/microfiche, rare books, special collections and maps comprise a major research resource for history of the Department, bilateral and multilateral relations, world trade and international law.

Duties

  • Maintains inventory control of various publications such as serials, journals, periodicals, and special collections
  • Assists in reviewing billing documents and identifies when additional information is required.
  • Assists procurement agent in procuring materials through use of preparing purchase orders, or other procurement documents.
  • Provides administrative support for Library events including, but not limited to preparing and distributing publicity materials, and providing logistical support for event set-up.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Supervisory Liaison Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 431271.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime or compflex work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Duties
Supervises a staff comprised of 4-5 librarians, GS-1410, with a full performance level of GS-13, and 1-2 library technicians, GS-1411, with a full performance level of GS-8. Provides program and project management as well as administrative and technical supervision to accomplish work associated with the Handbook of Latin American Studies, the PALABRA Archive, la Bibliotheca Podcast, and the 4 Corners of the World Blog. Creates program work, including establishing priorities, program strategy and benchmarks and assigns to staff. Monitors productivity, and accomplishment of objectives.

Assesses program effectiveness and recommends improvement of complex programs and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues that affect critical aspects of core programs at the Library of Congress. Develops methods and approaches to accomplish the overall long-term goals and objectives for the organization, as developed by the Chief. Accomplished in long-range planning, recommends and participates in developing strategies for implementing planning for major programs. Recommends short and long-range goals of the organization, develops detailed plans for accomplishing them, and oversees implementation and monitors goals. Determines if adjustments or changes in objectives or emphasis are needed in organization functions. Recommends organizational or process changes. Reviews past work histories and known future requirements and determines future resource requirements of the organization, estimating short and long-range personnel, budget, space, and equipment needs. Supervises program planning, communications, and specialists focused on collection development and digital forward reference services.

Plays lead role in developing and implementing a strategy for involving external contributors and partners in LAC&E services. Supervises librarians who will be taking lead in day-to-day management of contributor relations and activities. Plans, directs, and executes specialist operations for critical agency-wide programs, with national and international implications. Establishes the parameters for effective working relationships and information networks with partners, including public and private sector organizations and individuals. Analyzes and resolves complex organizational or program-related problems or issues in developing and maintaining relationships with various agency stakeholders in the government, private industry, and/or academic institutions. Formulates policies and procedures governing the organization’s outreach activities for application across organizational lines. Independently plans and executes major liaison activities in support of an organizational program that impacts many agency echelons and/or geographic locations. Develops strategies to ensure vital volunteer support is provided to the organization. Develops and implements plans designed to enhance relationships with targeted stakeholders.

Initiates and develops ideas for a communication strategy for staff to use in dealing with contributors and partners, the public, and external organizations. Lead national communication efforts so that the organization’s projects remain, or develop into premiere national references. Independently develops and contributes ideas, strategies, and concepts to the design and coordination of the development, production, and distribution of informational and promotional materials. These include bibliographic products as well as products developed from the holdings that may be in audio form. Serves as primary contact with various units, sections, and agencies to ensure the timely design, printing, and distribution that meet the organization’s requirements. Prepares and maintains production schedules and other control tools necessary to track the development, production, and distribution of informational materials.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

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

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

The Research Specialist can work a hybrid schedule residing from our Dallas, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, or New York office. The hours for each location would be:

New York: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., M-F
Dallas/Houston: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F
Philadelphia/Washington, DC: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., M-F

Key responsibilities of this position include:

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

Qualifications (Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

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

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Duties

This position serves as a Library Technician and reports to the supervisor of the General Collections Conservation Section in the Conservation Division (CD). The CD is located in the Preservation Directorate (PRES), in Discovery and Preservation Services, within the Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (LOC). The incumbent assures long-term access to the Library’s general collections by assessing the condition and preservation needs of new acquisitions and retrospective collections, performing a range of remedial treatments and constructing protective enclosures. CD offers consultation on a wide range of topics related to the storage and research use of the Library’s extensive general collections in addition to providing treatment and housing for these materials.

Uses knowledge of technical methods in conservation and preservation to perform established work procedures and carry out defined projects that involve a variety of specialized activities. Work is assigned with on-going responsibility under the direction of the supervisor who outlines objectives, priorities and deadlines. The Technician obtains guidance from the supervisor when dealing with complex or unfamiliar situations.

Implements defined procedures and methods to treat a wide range of book and paper based library collections. Creates a wide range of custom collection housing using automated box making machinery and commercially available rehousing products. Stays abreast of box making program updates and modified procedures for creating, saving files, and operating on this equipment. Assesses the deficiencies of any existing enclosures and determines object vulnerability in determining housing strategies.

Completes a range of conservation treatments including surface cleaning, sewing and spine repair, paper mending, humidification and flattening, spine replacement, board attachments, mold removal or re-casing of damaged volumes. Works independently to execute Association of Research Libraries (ARL) rated treatments of both 1 (15 minutes or less) and 2(15 to 60 minutes). Uses a scanner and color printer and photo editing software to produce archival facsimiles of brittle book pages and as replacements for damaged covers, end sheets, or pages within general collections items as dictated by workflow.

In addition to the Collections Management Division (CMD) workflow, the incumbent serves as a liaison to one Custodial Division or Reading Room within LCSG. Works independently to assess the needs of the Division’s reference collection items and plan for preservation actions to address those needs. Works with Division staff to address longer-term projects focusing on improving the condition of larger collections taking a more holistic approach to collection preservation.

Independently completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases and Integrated Library System (ILS) to verify call number, barcode or other bibliographic information. This includes searching newly received materials to determine which titles are already covered by entries contained in the ILS database. Determines and enters bibliographic information into the database following policies and guidelines for serials and monographs.

Uses specialized computer programs; develops and maintains a good working knowledge of computer operations and of designated microcomputer software packages for word processing, database management, graphic design, statistical compilations, and bibliographic production. Creates tables, charts, word documents and presentation materials using Microsoft Office Suite programs and image editing and processing software.

Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for library materials for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are appropriate. Measures items using a scanning device. Determines optimum use of archival board in box making. Assembles and labels completed boxes. Other equipment used may include board shears, book presses, mounting press, ultrasonic or heat-welding equipment.

Participates in staff meetings, task forces, and individual and group discussions. Also participates on Library committees such as the Library-wide disaster preparedness and response efforts. Responds to questions from custodial divisions. Makes very limited brief and uncomplicated oral presentations.

Corresponds with others via e-mail. Drafts simple letters and memos requiring standard answers to common queries from library staff including assigned liaisons.

The position description number for this position is 422994.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
Salary: $65,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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 programs in many disciplines including medicine, health sciences, public health, and nursing.

Himmelfarb Library seeks applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library. This librarian supports reference, research, and instructional services to students, faculty, and staff of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing. This librarian is an embedded librarian in nursing and public health courses and acts as a librarian instructor for the Practice of Medicine course, Clinical Integration Sessions, in the MD curriculum.

Himmelfarb Library invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us. This position reports to the Associate Director, Reference, Instruction, and Access.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides support for academic, research, and clinical missions via reference and research information services at the reference desk in the library and via remote reference service points.
  • Participates in and designs formal and informal instruction and orientation programs for students, staff, and faculty, as well as community health patrons; contributes to the evaluation of instructional materials.
  • Provides support and training to users for the library’s online resources including databases, citation management, and research tools.
  • Provides support to faculty in creating and maintaining courses in GW’s course management system, as well as other educational technologies that facilitate online and distance education.
  • Develops and maintains research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
  • Investigates new technologies and software to support faculty education and research.
  • Contributes to library marketing and communication activities.
  • Participates in collection development activities for the reference collection and liaison departments.
  • Assists in management of student listservs and library e-mail accounts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS or combination of graduate degree and professional experience in libraries.
  • Coursework or experience searching literature and full-text databases.
  • Coursework or experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services or educational technology support.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others in an environment committed to equity, diversity and inclusion; may include experiences in education, mentoring, consulting, outreach, or another form of engagement.

Other Information:

Preferred qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience teaching information literacy skills and/or providing reference service, or 2-3 years’ experience providing educational technology support in a library environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of biomedical literature databases, such as PubMed.
  • Experience supporting systematic review projects or teaching about systematic review methodology.

Advertised Salary: Rank and salary are contingent upon qualifications and are competitive for DC-area academic health sciences libraries. Anticipated salary for Librarian I: $65,000

Other Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package includes 22 days/year of paid annual leave; 12 days/year of paid sick leave; paid winter break and 7 other holidays; medical, dental, and vision; 401(A) retirement plan, 4% base and GW will match 150% of the first 4% of your 403(B) contributions, up to a maximum of 6% of your eligible compensation; tuition assistance; and paid parental leave. For benefits details, please visit GW Benefits.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered, please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/94414, and upload a letter of interest, and a CV. Review of applications will begin on September 12, 2022 and will 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. Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus.

Position: Research Librarian (6659)
Location: Latham & Watkins LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

About Latham & Watkins

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

About the role

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

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

About you

We’d love to hear from you if you:

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

And have:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Head of Reference Services

Location: Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library

Salary: $78,423

*Note: In addition to applying through the Maryland Judiciary Careers page, please send a resume and cover letter to claire.schatzle@mdcourts.gov. As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library.  Planning is underway for a new Courts of Appeal building, which will include a new home for the State Law Library.  The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.

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

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

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

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

Two (2) years of experience supervising staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

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

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

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

Position: Web Services Librarian

Location: Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library

Salary: $80,357

*Note: In addition to applying through the Maryland Judiciary Careers page, please send a resume and cover letter to claire.schatzle@mdcourts.gov. As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library.  Planning is underway for a new Courts of Appeal building, which will include a new home for the State Law Library.  The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.

Purpose of Role:

  • Assists the Web Content Administrator in the management of the People’s Law Library (PLL) website. PLL, originally developed by Maryland public interest law groups and now managed by the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library (TMSLL), is the Judiciary’s primary method of providing legal information and referral assistance to self-represented litigants.
  • Assists with technology development efforts, including upgrades to the content management platform, enhancements to accessibility, and web usability. The Web Services Librarian’s essential technology- related responsibilities include: developing directory and calendar optimizations to enhance delivery of material relevant to self-represented litigants; identifying and correcting coding errors within PLL pages; applying current accessibility standards and best practices to all site pages; coordinating with outside vendors on enhancements to content management systems; and working on other projects as directed.
  • Assists in ensuring that PLL delivers reliable, accurate, and relevant content to users. Essential responsibilities include: identifying out of date and incorrect site content and taking remedial action, as directed; ensuring that legal services directory information is accurate and categorized; and responding to patron questions and suggestions for site improvements.
  • Maintains and improves the TMSLL website. Essential responsibilities include: updating content; maintaining and evaluating website statistics; and assisting in selection and maintenance of future content management systems and internet domain name coordination.
  • Participates in the provision of reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population, as needed. 

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree

Experience:  Two (2) years of related work experience which must include library or legal writing experience.

Note: Substitutes for the two years of experience may include: a Master’s Degree in Library Science from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA); a Master’s Degree in a computer-related field; or a Juris Doctor from a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Preferred: Undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science, information systems, or library science. Spanish proficiency is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

TECHNOLOGY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • MS Windows-based operating systems.
  • MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience with content management systems; expertise with Drupal 8 or 9, with associated modules, is strongly preferred.
  • Various graphics programs (Photoshop, GIMP, MS Publisher, Paint Shop Pro, etc.).
  • Knowledge of internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari).
  • Knowledge of web authoring tools and standards, and page design principles.
  • Knowledge of web programming in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or a similar language.
  • Knowledge of web design, including the use of content management systems.
  • Knowledge of website design and management.
  • Ability to keep abreast of web technology developments, particularly new developments in web content management systems.
  • Knowledge of web programming in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or a similar language.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Drupal content management system is preferred.

LEGAL WRITING AND CLEAR WRITING

  • Knowledge of office software applications, such as word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, and e-mail.
  • Correct usage of business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Understanding of how adults learn and retain information, especially in a web environment.
  • Capacity to develop and implement quality control mechanisms for website content and maintenance.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Ability to work independently and to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish priorities.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data for evaluation of websites.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Ability to read and understand court documents, legal publications, and complex instructions.
  • Ability to use required communication technologies.
  • Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use a computer for extended periods of time.

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

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

One Position: Virginia

Position: Head of Technical Services & Collection Development

Location: George Mason University Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC JobLine

The Head of Technical Services & Collection Development is responsible for all aspects of Technical Services administration, including Acquisitions, Cataloging, e-Resource management, Serials Check-in, Binding, and Deaccession. They also manage the library’s collection development program, act as a liaison for the Alma integrated library system, assist the Associate Dean for Library and Technology with general planning, budgeting, and statistical compilation, and provide liaison services for faculty research.

 Responsibilities

  • * Oversee daily operations of the Technical Services Department: acquisitions, cataloging, e-resource management, serials check-in, binding, and deaccession. Directly supervises and oversees the hiring, training, and evaluation of the Fiscal Services and Acquisitions Manager and the Cataloging and Serials Manager;
  • * Oversee and communicates with University Libraries about various modules of the Alma integrated library system. This includes serving as a liaison to relevant personnel at the main University Library (Fenwick) and the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), specifically the WRLC Metadata and e-Resources committees.
  • *Assist the Associate Dean for Library & Technology with general planning and budgeting. Ensures that the needs of the Technical Services department are communicated to the Associate Dean and that the priorities of the Library are effectively communicated to  the Technical Services staff. Accepts overall responsibility for the operation of the Library if both the Associate Dean for Library & Technology and the Associate Director are unavailable;
  • * Submits completed statistics for ASERL, ACRL, IPEDS, ALLStAR, and US News. Compiles statistics for Assets Management for George Mason University’s insurance needs. Ensures the timely compilation of acquisition and cancellation data;
  • * Manages the library’s collection development efforts. Works with other professional librarians in selecting materials for acquisition, assessing library collection needs, and updating the Library’s comprehensive collection development policy;
  • * Works closely with the Fiscal Services and Acquisitions Manager in the order fulfillment process. Responsible for negotiation of contracts with vendors, including coordination with Purchasing and University Counsel’s office. Approves orders for books, databases, equipment, and supplies in the Eva (procurement) and Bank of America (purchase card) systems;
  • * Coordinates with vendors, relevant Law Library and Technology personnel, and University Library personnel to ensure access to electronic databases through IP recognition and/or a Central Authentication Server (proxy server) and the catalog (metadata record loading). Coordinates with the Reference and Instructional Services Librarian to ensure that electronic resources are accurately listed and described on the Library’s list of Law-Related Databases webpage;
  • * Participates in the law faculty liaison program. This direct support includes research, assistance with course materials and course management software, instruction of faculty RAs when requested, training faculty in the use of print and electronic resources, facilitation of interlibrary loan and document delivery, and materials ordering;
  • * Serves as principal contact for gift and other material donations;
  • * Participates in professional development activities, library committees, and law school and university activities.

Required Qualifications

* MLS from an ALA-accredited school;

* Supervisory experience in Technical Services operations, including the management of cataloging and acquisitions functions;

* Demonstrated understanding and experience in managing an integrated library system, especially the Ex Libris Alma system;

* Excellent organization and communication skills;

* Ability to work flexibly with law faculty, students and staff;

* Familiarity with current technical services trends and issues in law libraries;

* Experience in law library budgeting.<br><br>

Preferred Qualifications

* JD from an ABA-accredited law school strongly preferred.

To Apply: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/54721

Suggested salary range: $75,000-$95,000

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Archives Technician
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $40,883 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. This position is part of the the Office of Research Services (R) at the National Archives and Records Administration. The incumbent follows accepted practices in resolving non-recurring problems and meeting deadlines; completed products are evaluated for effectiveness in meeting goals; extensive guidelines in the form of verbal instructions, manuals, and regulations are applied.

Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-7. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Provide reference service including reference search, re-file, interfile, copy, scan and redact information in various filing systems.
  • Arrange records according to established criteria and/or reviews records to provide input on how series of records should be arranged.
  • Assist archivist with preservation and rehabilitation projects.
  • Assist and prepare general description work and online catalog descriptions according to NARA lifecycle standards.
  • Assists in accessioning and disposal of all record types under the guidance of an archivist or archives specialist.

Position: Supervisory Librarian, Head Reader Services
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Music Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012852.
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

The Head, Reader Services Section and Performing Arts Reading Room is under the general direction of the Chief and Assistant Chief, who review and approve technical procedures, personnel recommendations, and work programs proposed. In other respects, the incumbent enjoys a high degree of independence in the direction of reader services in the Division. Participates in discussions, meetings and conferences with the Chief and Assistant Chief, and, as required, divisional and inter-divisional meetings concerning policies and procedures affecting reader services in the Performing Arts Reading Room (PARR). Meets regularly with Assistant Chief and Heads, Acquisition and Processing Section and Music Bibliographic Access Section, and the Digital Team to coordinate staff schedules and work assignments.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level or equivalent. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

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

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and experts outside the agency, both domestic and international to resolve reference issues. Meets with researchers and analyzes questions and requirements in depth and detail and suggests search strategies involving the greatest complexity or time.

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the Library acquisitions program. Ensures the comprehensiveness and accessibility of Library collections. Independently makes extensive technical judgments regarding Library operations. Evaluates offers of gifts for compatibility with Library acquisition policies and recommends acceptance or rejection. Selects experts to represent the Library at auction sales.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including top management, in wide reaching decision making procedures. Assumes the role as an authority in training program management. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations. Solves problems in particularly difficult circumstances. Plans new or significantly updated methods of training, incorporating the latest in information technology. Develops protocols applicable to the program. Prepares instructor manuals, technical manuals, training manuals, or user manuals. Edits written products prepared by others. Prepares statistical information in support of the needs of the program. Coordinates logistics of training planning. Analyzes training needs. Troubleshoots problems within the training program.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists to share resources and information. Presents papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Prepares articles for publication. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits.

Position: Reference & Information Research Librarian
Location: IceMiller

Summary

Accepting Remote Candidates

The Reference and Information Research Librarian is responsible for performing research and reference for attorneys, paralegals and professional staff; supports technical and special projects of the KM & Library Services department; assist users and practice groups in accessing electronic resources and developing instructional resources in support of lawyers, administrative professionals and the department. Candidates must be capable of working in a fast paced environment with time sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position. Attention to detail, responsiveness and excellent customer service are critical in this position, which reports to the Director of Knowledge Management & Information Research.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide reference & research services to attorneys, paralegals & assistants
  • Coordinate interlibrary loan efforts for articles and books not housed at the Firm primarily via OCLC.
  • Add new and remove departed users from online subscriptions in compliance with our policies
  • Trouble shoot connectivity issues for users with online resources
  • Assist in processing NBI research and requests, as needed.
  • Create and maintain custom searches in Westlaw and Vable News Aggregator
  • Support electronic projects as needed for the Library & Knowledge Services Department
  • Maintain the Library’s web presence on the Firm’s intranet including the publication of job aids, quick reference guides & library instruction, link validation
  • Monitors legislative/regulatory developments, industry/client news, events or topics in support of practice group initiatives.
  • Provide key electronic resources for the purpose of collection development, reference, and current case awareness initiatives across the Firm
  • All other responsibilities as required

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Sciences required; or equivalent combination of education and at least 3 years of experience with implementation of technology.
  • Strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.
  • Proficiency with major legal and business research platforms, public records resources, competitive intelligence tools, and state and federal legal information.
  • Experience with standard legal resources, such as Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, Practical Law, VitalLaw, Pacer and other related subscription services.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of the litigation process.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Ability to work effectively work with co-workers in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Responsive, service-oriented, and able to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities and project criteria while managing multiple projects.
  • Ability to work under time constraints and in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in handling highly confidential information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

Candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the United States. In addition, candidates must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, except those who have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the South American Section, African, Latin American, and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery And Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 173746.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Performs copy cataloging for a variety of materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Descriptively catalogs original materials where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Performs CIP verification independently. Completes cataloging data for publications initially cataloged as Cataloging in Publication (CIP) materials. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Completes routine authority work; consults with librarians for more complex headings; and refers problems to librarians. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Performs content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Creates and revises bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process promptly and independently, involving librarians or the section head on only the more difficult problems.

Under appropriate review, performs collection development tasks including examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections.

Independently performs all aspects of acquisition support work, which includes the acquisition of material by exchange, gift, approvals, Copyright, and the most complex order creation and invoice processing. For recommended materials to be acquired, searches reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases. Processes cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records. Assists in determining if material needs to be claimed and issues appropriate claims to suppliers. Sorts and distributes items not destined for the collections. Identifies items for the Duplicate Material Exchange Program (DMEP), for the National Agriculture Library, for the National Library of Medicine, for surplus, and for discard.

Communicates with a wide variety of patrons by telephone, letter, or electronic means regarding routine and non-routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides complex technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library and non-library services such as ISSN, Copyright. CIP, ISBN, U.S. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc., based on an extensive knowledge of these services and the differences among them. Is called on to deal with difficult patrons or callers, e.g., library donors. Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters, etc. Determines the best way of formulating requests and selecting and presenting information.

Efficiently searches online databases, such as OCLC, RUN, or an integrated library system, to locate records to use for copy cataloging, or to identify duplicate records or previously processed records. Searches names, uniform titles, series, and subject access points on bibliographic records to verify their existence in the appropriate Library authority files. Performs special searches of various on line catalogs to locate and/or verify bibliographic data for acquisitions functions. To identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems.

Receives and accessions one or more special category materials. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the correct section, shelf, or individual staff member. Handles returns from the bindery. Performs end-stage processing for materials; creates labels for materials. Routes processed materials to the correct locations in the Library. Works closely with Collections Improvement Section or custodial divisions to resolve bibliographic problems raised during shelflist conversions, pinning-and-linking activities, and physical inventories of the collection. Follows a substantial number of pertinent instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, etc.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Sidley Austin LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Summary

The Research Analyst will provide high-quality, in-depth legal and non-legal research using online and print resources. The incumbent will support the firm’s 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.
  • Provide practice, subject, and/or industry research in areas aligned with the firm’s practice and business.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources.
  • Develop and deliver presentations to attorney practice groups, colleagues and other departments on research tools and current developments.
  • Advise on collection development including new databases, websites and print material.
  • Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices.
  • Weekend day coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on special projects or any other duties as assigned.

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 MS Office, SharePoint and other related technology tools.
  • Good knowledge of U.S. administrative, regulatory and legislative research

See the full job description and apply at: https://careers-sidley.icims.com/jobs/7703/research-analyst/job