Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Assistant
Location: Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Position Summary

We have the opportunity for a Research Assistant to join the firm’s Knowledge Management department. The position will work closely with the Research & Knowledge Analysts in supporting the attorneys and staff with their legal and business information needs. The position reports to the Sr. Manager of Research Services and may be based in one of our national Ogletree offices.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains strict confidentiality of firm matters
  • Models qualities and performance desired in firm employees, including attendance, professionalism, and quality work product
  • Uses resources in compliance with firm’s policies
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement as it relates to the position’s responsibilities
  • Participates in collaborative Research Services meetings (video conference)
  • Periodically conducts public records, legal, and business research using appropriate electronic resources
  • Responds in an expeditious manner to requests for new case filings
  • Establishes and maintains new case alerts and tracks for existing cases
  • Creates new accounts and manages passwords for various electronic resources
  • Pulls detailed backup for research charges using vendor reporting tools
  • Prepares usage reports for various research resources
  • Fields questions from attorneys and staff via phone, in person, and email, and escalates when necessary
  • Communicates with courts, court runner services, and vendors
  • Works on special projects to support Knowledge Management, other administrative departments, and practice groups
  • Collaborates with the Knowledge Management team to develop and implement innovative products and services
  • Keeps abreast of available research tools applicable to the position’s responsibilities; developments with current research tools; and developments in research concepts, techniques, and methods
  • Participates in professional development through internal and external training and involvement in professional associations

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of law firm library/research services experience
  • Experience using or familiarity with Quest, Research Monitor, Courthouse News Service (CNS), LexisNexis Courtlink, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Hoover’s, and other library research resources
  • Familiarity with stemming and operators used in online search criteria
  • Understands how to analyze data, including usage metrics
  • Experience using or familiarity with integrated library systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, and Excel as well as the Document Management System iManage FileSite
  • Proficient in video conferencing tools Teams and Skype for Business
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, facilitating effective working relationships
  • Strong attention to both detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently under time constraints and be able to thrive within the firm’s highly dynamic environment
  • Team player, customer service focused, and adept at multi-tasking and prioritization
  • Initiative and problem-solving abilities
  • Keen interest in technology and innovation, and ability to quickly learn new platforms

Please note, we are not working with outside recruiters for this position.

Benefits

Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401(k) matching program, Profit Sharing, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account /Flexible Spending Accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an Employee Assistance Program.

Firm Overview

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for nine consecutive years. In 2020, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management and Litigation – ERISA categories. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply online at: https://ogletree.com/careers/job-opportunities/flexible/research-assistant-134254/

Position: Research Knowledge Analyst
Location: Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Position Summary

We have the opportunity for an experienced Research & Knowledge Analyst to join the firm’s Knowledge Management department. The Research & Knowledge Analyst will perform legal and business research to support firm needs. The position reports to the Sr. Manager of Research Services and may be based in one of our national Ogletree offices.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains strict confidentiality of firm matters
  • Models qualities and performance desired in firm employees, including attendance, professionalism, and quality work product
  • Uses resources in compliance with firm’s policies
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement as it relates to the position’s responsibilities
  • Participates in collaborative Research Services meetings (video conference)
  • Provides research services for the firm’s attorneys and staff including quick reference and in-depth public records, legal, and business research using appropriate electronic resources
  • Fields questions from attorneys and staff via phone, in person, and email, and escalates when necessary
  • Evaluates research results and provides concise summaries of findings
  • Acts as an advisor to attorneys and staff in the selection and navigation of resources
  • Communicates with courts, court runner services, and vendors
  • Monitors practice-specific, industry, legal, client, and subject topics through alerts created on online databases to keep attorneys and other staff members informed of current developments and activities
  • Participates in the evaluation of new and updated versions of resources to determine if subscribing is warranted
  • Conducts onboarding training for lateral attorneys and staff
  • Works on special projects to support Knowledge Management, other administrative departments, and practice groups
  • Collaborates with the Knowledge Management team to develop and implement innovative products and services
  • Accurately records billable and non-billable research in firm’s time entry system, in accordance with firm policy
  • Keeps abreast of available research tools applicable to the position’s responsibilities; developments with current research tools; and developments in research concepts, techniques, and methods
  • Participates in professional development through internal and external training and involvement in professional associations

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MLS and/or JD preferred
  • 5+ years of law firm library/research services experience preferred
  • Proficient in use of Quest, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Lexis Practice Advisor, CHEETAH, Checkpoint, Courthouse News Service (CNS), LexisNexis Courtlink, PACER, HeinOnline, Hoover’s, Monitor Suite, Accurint, TLO, and other library research resources
  • Possesses knowledge of cost-effective research techniques
  • Ability to create online search criteria using stemming and operators
  • Experience using integrated library systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, and Excel as well as the Document Management System iManage FileSite
  • Proficient in video conferencing tools Teams and Skype for Business
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, facilitating effective working relationships
  • Strong attention to both detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently under time constraints and be able to thrive within the firm’s highly dynamic environment
  • Team player, customer service focused, and adept at handling multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Initiative and problem-solving abilities
  • Keen interest in innovation and technology, and ability to quickly learn new platforms

Please note, we are not working with outside recruiters for this position

Benefits

Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401(k) matching program, Profit Sharing, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account /Flexible Spending Accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an Employee Assistance Program.

Firm Overview

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for nine consecutive years. In 2020, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management and Litigation – ERISA categories. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply online at: https://ogletree.com/careers/job-opportunities/flexible/research-knowledge-analyst-134274/

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Research Manger
Location: Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Research Manger – Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

The law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. has an immediate opening in our Washington, D.C. office for a Research Manger to join our national Library team. This position reports to the Director of Library Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage the research services function of the Library Services Department to provide strategic information support to the firm, including determining research priorities and recommending new resources and tools
Recommend policies for research operations and for the use of research resources and tools
Plan, manage, and promote access to and use of research services, resources, and tools, including training initiatives
Supervise the Reference Librarians, including providing mentoring in research methods and skills and encouraging professional development
Provide research consultation and analysis, research project strategy, and manage specialized topical, legislative, docket, and regulatory monitoring services

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; At least 8 years of progressively responsible Library experience in a law firm or corporate environment; Extensive database search experience and relevant research expertise in order to manage a sophisticated law firm research function; The ability to lead and manage people; Excellent organizational, critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to analyze, prioritize, and manage projects and deadlines; Project management experience; Strong customer service skills; Ability to apply independent judgment and act independently, as well as collaboratively within a team environment.

TO APPLY:

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, we are only able to contact candidates selected for follow up.
Please send resume and cover letter containing salary expectations to Emily Kasprak at ekasprak@ebglaw.com. No agencies, please.
Epstein Becker & Green is an equal opportunity employer.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Legal Resources Administrator)
Location: Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $161,793 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS

Summary
This position is located in the Department of Program Services, Court Services Office, Programs Division, National Programs Branch. The branch supports the federal judiciary’s national library program.

Responsibilities
***This position allows for situational and recurring telework, but does not qualify for full-time or remote telework.***

***More than one position may be filled through this job announcement.***

The individual selected for this position will be responsible for legal resource acquisitions, play a key role in researching and developing policies for the library program, serve as a subject matter expert in library and legal research programs, act as a facilitator to various librarian working groups, including the Circuit Librarians Advisory Group, and acts as a liaison between the program office and other entities in and outside the AO.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing national contracts, and providing support to the judiciary’s regional library contracts, for legal resources (both print and online).
  • Overseeing the judiciary’s Integrated Library System (ILS) and discovery layer and the work by the vendor that supports the ILS, including monitoring legal resource usage trends in order to use the data for budget formulations.
  • Developing and disseminating procedures, guidelines, and training on library operations and use of the judiciary’s legal resources through formal communications and training events.
  • Interfacing with vendors and subject specialists to increase understanding of legal publishing issues related to acquisitions and service directory.
  • Acting as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for several contracts, including the ILS SaaS Hosting/Maintenance contract and other vendors for small purchase orders.
  • Managing timely publication acquisitions services for the Administrative Office, the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation, and retired Supreme Court justices.
  • Managing the allotment formula for legal resources and working with Circuit Librarians, acquisitions librarians and others on questions relating to legal resources funding, vendor issues, etc.
  • Conducting studies of the library program nationwide and reviews of circuit library programs upon request.
  • Facilitating communication and information-sharing through coordinating and leading, meetings and periodic conference calls of the Circuit Librarians Advisory Group and the ILS Working Group.
  • Participating in regular online group chat sessions covering ILS and acquisition issues.
  • Maintaining an awareness of current trends and issues in order to contribute to National Library Program dialogues and assessments related to acquisitions, research databases, ILS, and discovery systems.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Director
Location: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 –181,500

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

POSITION TITLE: Circuit Librarian
OPEN: July 7, 2020
CLOSE: Open Until Filled
SALARY: JSP 14-16 ($121,316 –181,500)

Salary in accordance with recruitment and promotion rules.

The Circuit Librarian is a statutory position authorized by 28 U.S.C. § 713 and appointed by the Court. The Circuit Librarian is responsible for the administration of the Circuit Library, which serves the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Office of Special Masters. The Circuit Librarian is responsible for the oversight of the library collection and staff which includes setting goals and policies, leading the exploration and adoption of new technology, developing and monitoring the annual budget, approving and recommending procurement activities, and managing the retention and weeding of library materials.

Candidates must demonstrate the degree of leadership and interpersonal skills necessary to successfully manage a library operation and motivate a diverse and complex organization.

Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree is preferred.

Candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory and other law library experience that demonstrates an ability to: manage multiple and conflicting priorities; lead with vision; develop and execute strategic plans; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and explain and clarify information provided to both high-level officials and support staff; analyze and solve problems; and integrate current and future technologies into the library program.

For more details, please examine the position announcement: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/Employment/CAFC-20-09.pdf

To be considered application packages must include:

1. Cover letter of no more than two pages, wherein the applicant describes the knowledge, skills, abilities, and or experience that would make her/him well qualified to fill this position

2. Resume outlining educational background, employment history, and other relevant information

3. Completion of online AO-78, Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment

Once you have the cover letter and resume files (items 1 and 2 above) readily accessible in PDF format, follow the link below to submit your files and complete the online AO-78: https://www.ondemandassessment.com/link/index/JB-CUM8YJ5EY?u=116354

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources: hr@cafc.uscourts.gov

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20439

Position: Librarian
Location: Office of U.S. Monographs Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There is a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed.

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

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

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

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

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.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Research Analyst – Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Location: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Remote or in NY or DC, United States
Salary: $115,000.00 – $125,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

 (1RI015)

 Under the direction of the Research Services Director, the Sr. Research  Analyst performs research, reference and related services to support the transactional practice areas. This role also provides support to other Knowledge and Innovation units as assigned in order to meet departmental goals and objectives. This is a mid-level career position that requires independent thinking, attention to detail and excellent research and interpersonal skills.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Performs all research required assist lawyers, paralegals, and other firm personnel as well as external clients in obtaining information in support of transactional matters. This includes undertaking complex research assignments requiring the utilization of specialized databases, legal and business information sources, web-based sites and print resources including (approximately 10-15 requests per day).
  2. Participates in the development of educational programs for lawyers and other firm personnel on available internal and external research services..
  3. Initiates current awareness and regulatory alerts as required.
  4. Assists in the evaluation of new research applications to ensure that all of the information resources in the department’s inventory are geared towards efficiently and cost-effectively supporting the firm’s business.
  5. Works on special projects and performs other departmental duties as assigned.
  6. Accounts for billable time by submitting diaries on a regular basis.

  Required Skills:
Education and/or Experience:

  1. M.L.S. from an accredited institution
  2. A minimum of ten years research experience in a legal or corporate environment.

Competencies:

  1. Excellent research, written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  2. Superior and detailed knowledge of corporate documents, transaction types, SEC filings, business and legal print and electronic resources including Intelligize, Deal Point Data, Bloomberg Terminal, FactSet, Private Raise, Perfect Information, Lexis Advance, Westlaw as well as sources related to researching securities and corporate law issues.
  3. ability to appropriately and effectively respond and accommodate lawyer and client needs, and to adapt to the environment of a service department with a professional clientele.
  4. Ability to meet strict deadlines and effectively complete designated jobs assignments under significant time and supervisory pressure.
  5. Strong analytical abilities with the capacity to think logically and quickly. also the ability to think of creative solutions to novel or difficult research assignments is required.

Work Requirements:
Choice of remote or onsite at our New York or D.C. office. with a flexible 4-day work schedule starting Wednesday through Saturday from as early as 9am to as late as 9pm.Available when necessary before or after normal working hours in order to meet the demands of the job and the needs of the firm.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of the work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualification required of employees assigned to this job.

Organization

 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Work Locations

 1285 Avenue of Americas, New York, NY 10019-6064 

  

Job Posting

 Jun 17, 2020, 5:21:18 PM

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Managing Director, National Transportation Library) (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employees)
Location: Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located within the Office of Information and Library Sciences, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) a component of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), BTS is the Principal Federal Statistical Agency that provides objective, comprehensive, and relevant information on the extent and use of the Nation’s transportation system, how well the system performs.

Responsibilities
As a Supervisory Librarian (Managing Director, National Transportation Library), you will:

Serve as Managing Director of the National Transportation Library where you will plan, develop, implement, and manage the library’s policies, programs, and day-to-day operations.
Coordinate leadership of the broader national transportation library community and representing that community both within the transportation industry and within the national library environment.
Oversee the coordination and application of information technology related to digital libraries and data services.
Represent OST-R in forums with other DOT components, and with other federal agencies, state, local and tribal agencies and libraries, academic and private sector libraries, professional associations, and others in matter related to information technology and the institutional implications of information technology.
The ideal candidate is a professional with experience managing a multi-service special library program, which required extensive stakeholder engagement and collaboration.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician
Location: Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Responsibilities:

  • Interlibrary loan work, processing orders and sending materials to other libraries
  • Tracking loaned and borrowed materials to insure timely return using Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  • Processing library materials, including preparing and updating shelf lists
  • Identifying and preparing library materials for binding
  • Integrated library system support
  • Registering staff for access to databases and other online services
  • Organizing routine training
  • Copy cataloging
  • Circulation and ready reference support
  • Preparing requisitions or other procurement documents for purchase of library materials
  • Preparing multi-media and/or paper-based presentations

Position: Librarian (Law)
Location: Public Services Division, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,030 to $93,638

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Public Services Division, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 11004.
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

Responsibilities
The incumbent of this position is exempt from flextime and compflex time and is assigned to work a special fixed/rotational schedule that involves day, evenings, weekends and holiday schedules; and the selected incumbent “must be consistently able and willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays based on the operational and service requirements of the Law Library as a condition of employment.”

Responds to United States legal and legislative reference inquiries from Members of Congress, congressional committees, the White House, federal and state courts and agencies, libraries, the bar, and the general public. Inquiries may be received by telephone, in person, in writing, and by electronic means. Locates information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished legal and legislative information sources and electronic databases. Advises researchers on research methodologies. Directs users to the proper specialists, resources, or services within the Law Library and other areas of the Library of Congress.

Conducts legal and legislative research, and produces written responses to U.S. federal and state legal and legislative reference and research inquiries requiring tailored responses. Prepares reports, bibliographies, letters, memoranda, finding aids, informational brochures, research guides, and other written products. Gathers information from a wide variety of sources, both electronic and in print or other media. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends in the law.

Provides online and in-person instruction to Law Library users and staff on the content, nature, and use of Law Library print and electronic resources, as well as legal research methodologies. Assists in the development of instructional offerings that educate users on legal research sources and strategies. Delivers orientations to groups and individuals on Law Library operations and services, and conducts briefings on the U.S. legal system, and functions and inter-relationships of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government under the U.S. constitutional scheme. These orientations and briefings may be delivered to Members of Congress; their staffs; U.S. federal and state jurists and attorneys; legal scholars; representatives of U.S. federal and state, foreign, and international governments; dignitaries; and students.

Provides training for junior reference and circulation staff, and legal information technicians. May be assigned to review and/or revise work to provide initial quality control and aid in the training process. Conducts analysis of training needs and services.

Develops professional contacts within and outside the organization in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge. Professional contacts are with library users, supervisors, library staff, other national libraries, library and information networks, information centers, experts in government agencies, associations, the private sector, and/or research groups. Motivates and influences clientele to fully utilize programs and services. Depending on Law Library priorities and requirements, attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings relating to trends and issues in law and law librarianship for the purpose of professional development. Provides orientations to distinguished visitors and conducts tours, as assigned.

Surveys and evaluates print and electronic collections to identify currency issues. Identifies, recommends and resolves collection processing issues relating to assigned areas / subjects / jurisdictions of the Reading Room collections. Recommends alternative titles to and the removal of titles from assigned portions of the Law Library reference collections. Searches acquisitions lists for new titles and other materials in various formats for the Reading Room’s collection as requested.

Reviews collections on a continual basis and exercises care to ensure collection material is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage. Reviews a variety of foreign and domestic sources for information about available materials. Contributes to digital collection development and management projects, such as web archiving and/or compiling and organizing websites based on current public policy issues. Determines permissibility of copying materials based on the preservation needs of the material. Understands current and public policy issues in his/her area of expertise in order to develop collections that anticipate researcher inquiries and demands.

Position: Middle Eastern Studies Liaison & Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian supports the teaching and research activities of the University by developing and managing—in all relevant formats—the Library’s collection in Middle Eastern Studies and other subject areas as assigned; by providing research, reference, and instructional services; and by coordinating the content and organization of appropriate web pages.

Collection Development: This position serves as the Library’s principal liaison to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students engaged in the study of the Middle East with particular emphasis on the Arabic speaking world. Will also have liaison responsibility for other areas as assigned. For the assigned subject areas: Develops collections in line with the pedagogical and research needs of the University. Works closely with faculty to understand and be responsive to their research and curricular needs, to keep them informed of the Library’s activities, and to integrate the Library’s collection and service resources into faculty research and curricular activities. Contributes to the development of cooperative collection development initiatives with other libraries and library consortia. Recommends annual allocations, manages vendor approval plans, and assists in monitoring the library materials budget in assigned disciplines.

Research and Instruction: This position serves as the expert for all services related to sources for study of Middle Eastern languages, culture, history and society with particular emphasis on the Arabic- speaking world. Provides general reference and information services in the social sciences, business, and the humanities. Interprets and analyzes the information needs of students, faculty, and other users of the University Library, in particular as they pertain to the literary research. Recommends and directs users to appropriate sources of information including those in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections and digital collections. Teaches library research sessions in subject areas congruent with collection responsibilities and creates research guides and other instructional materials. Employs new technologies to enhance reference and instruction services—e.g., social networking tools, multimedia, and learning management systems—in order to reach users in an increasingly online environment. In addition, the Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian is responsible for identifying, creating, managing, and maintaining the content of the web pages and other online resources related to his/her field.

Work Interactions

The Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian reports to the Head of Research Services, along with thirteen other subject liaisons and reference librarians. This position works closely with other department colleagues and with the department’s gifts unit, with the Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communication, the curators in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, and with staff of the ordering, receiving, and electronic resources & serials units of the Technical Services Department.

Researcher and Law Librarian Position: Baltimore, MD

Position: Researcher and Law Librarian
Location: Gebhardt & Smith LLP, Baltimore, MD
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits

Title of Position: Researcher and Law Librarian

Location:
Gebhardt & Smith LLP
One South Street, Suite 2200
Baltimore, MD 21202

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits

General Description of Position: Twenty-two lawyer firm is seeking an individual to manage the law library, perform legal and other research upon request, perform electronic court filings, assist with electronic discovery and assist lawyers with tracking bar applications, court admissions and CLE requirements. The firm has a commercial transaction and civil litigation practice.

To apply: Please send resume and a cover letter to Lisa Tancredi, Esquire, at ltancredi@gebsmith.com. Please also provide the names and contact information of two references.

Position Closes: March 16, 2020

Eight Positions: Washington, DC

Positions: Summer Assistants (Three Positions)
Location: Library of the Supreme Court, Washington, DC
Salary: $23.40 per hour

Summer Assistant – Library – Research Services Department

  • The Summer Assistant in the Research Services Department of the Library will create and update research guides and bibliographies, work on weeding and collection development projects, and assist librarians with selected research questions.
  • Depending on the assistant’s educational background, additional duties and projects may be assigned.

Summer Assistant – Library – Technology and Collections Management Department

  • The Summer Assistant will work primarily in the Technology Unit assisting with digitization, including participating in quality assessment and inventory management, and editing metadata records.
  • The assistant will also have the opportunity to participate in Collections Management duties, depending on the assistant’s interests and experience.

Summer Assistant – Library – Technical Services and Special Collections Department

  • The primary work assigned to the Summer Assistant consists of creating metadata for a complex collection of Supreme Court documents and performing some original cataloging.
  • The Summer Assistant will assist with a re-labeling / item record creation project focused on legal materials.
  • As time permits the Summer Assistant will have an opportunity to work with the Special Collections / Records and Briefs Librarian to assist in processing materials for the Collection.

Position: Reference and Research Librarian- 6 months
Location: Federal Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Search for, identify, and vet expert witnesses
  • Create comprehensive and highly detailed expert witness vetting reports of friendly and adverse witnesses for Justice Department litigation.
  • Track down hard-to-locate assets. Routinely conduct searches on state databases, commercial resources, and social media to locate information on individuals
  • Perform complex legal research and legislative analysis of both current and historical legal topics using complex resources and specialized finding aids for the following divisions: Civil Appellate, Office of Legal Counsel, National Security Division, United States Attorney’s Office, Environmental Division, Civil Rights and many others. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Solid understanding of federal and state court systems, how to read a docket sheet, how a case progresses through a court, what the different types of filings are, and legal terminology
  • Expertise in finding legal resources and government documents from a wide variety of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline
  • Highly proficient at locating information from free government resources (GPO FDsys, Congress.gov, and regulatory agency websites)
  • Familiarity with any of the following:  Lexis, Westlaw, Factiva, Ebsco, Mergent Online, HeinOnline, JSTOR, Proquest Congressional, GPO FDsys, Congress.gov, and regulatory agency websites
  • Experience working in a federal government agency highly desired
  • Minimum of 4 years of reference and research experience
  • Accredited Masters Degree in Library Science

http://www.cadence-group.com/job-descriptions/#federal-research-and-reference-librarian-dc

Cadence Group is a certified woman-owned small business with over 25 years of government prime contract experience. Cadence Group provides support to government and commercial sector clients with offices in Atlanta and DC. For more information, please visit www.cadence-group.com.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $133,465 per year

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Summary
The Librarian (Law) position is responsible for providing in-depth, comprehensive legal and multidisciplinary research, collection maintenance and development, orientation and training in using Library resources and services, and has broad programmatic responsibilities for long-term projects that affect the overall effectiveness of the Department of Justice Libraries.

Responsibilities
The following duties and responsibilities reflect requirements at the full performance level of the position (GS-13). At the GS-9, 11, and 12 levels, applicants will receive training, development, and/or increased supervision to eventually perform successfully at the full performance level of the position.

  • Provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services to customers.
  • Solves complex problems that involve relationships among different library reference functions.
  • Provides training and public awareness to customers regarding US Department of Justice legal and legislative library programs and services.
  • Designs, configures, implements, and evaluates automated library systems to improve services.
  • Creates and updates material for library websites, and ensures it adheres to all Department guidelines
  • Advises and trains experienced librarians in new and emerging library technologies, references, or related information.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Public Defender Service for DC (PDS)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Law Librarian – Public Defender Service for DC (PDS)

  • Vacancy Announcement: #PDS-2020-10
  • Pay Series: PDS 12/13 (GS 12/13 Equivalent)
  • Opening Date: Feb 20, 2020
  • Closing Date: Mar 26, 2020

Organization Description:

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. 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, N.W., 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.

Position Description:

This position is located in the Administrative Services Division of the Public Defender Service (PDS) for the District of Columbia and reports to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The Administrative Services Division has eight full-time and one contractor working under the leadership of the Chief Administrative Officer. The division manages services that cover safety and security, building maintenance, property inventory, record retention, library services, copy and supply, reception, and other administrative tasks necessary to support the other PDS divisions.
Position Background:
The librarian provides professional research and reference services to staff attorneys, law clerks, administrators, Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel lawyers, clients and duty day walk-ins (when needed) using primarily computer-based research resources. Must have familiarity with D.C. law and expertise compiling and locating legislative history. Will provide reference request support from attorneys in the various legal divisions as well as requests for materials from social workers and the Executive Division. Manages the PDS Library which includes purchasing new materials, updating the collection, conducting an annual inventory, updating loose-leaf materials and pockets parts. Prepares the library budget and works with the CAO to maintain contracts with Westlaw, Lexis and Iron Mountain. Updates and maintains the PDS online card catalog, SCOUT. Develops and maintains an online D.C. research database on specific and frequently requested topics and makes them available on the PDS intranet as well as on the CJA website. Directs delivery of library electronic research services to all library users. Advises in aspects of electronic research needs, objectives and capabilities. Produces content and develops electronic outreach and training products including research instruction guidelines, newsletters, and training materials. Organizes and provides online and print access to collections of books, publications, and electronic resources. Designs and develops effective training materials for audiences including attorneys and law clerks. Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs for staff, CJA attorneys, and law clerks. Leads library web projects. Provides access to and training on Lexis, Westlaw, BNA, and other online research services. Evaluates emerging technologies and electronic products (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the CAO. Participates in library policy formulation and implements internal operating policies and procedures to meet the goals of the library program. As a solo librarian, performs administrative duties related to the operation of the library, i.e., requisitioning library supplies and equipment; preparing periodic and special reports relating to library operations; establishing and maintaining library files, records, etc., and circulating by email the weekly opinions from the D.C. Court of Appeals to PDS attorneys. The librarian manages relevant organization publications and subscription renewals, maintains and disseminates information on special topics and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution. Minimum of one year of full-time professional library experience or equivalent. Excellent online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw, and other online services) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources. Knowledge of library systems, trends and emerging technologies; ability to incorporate new ideas into research methods and shared services and strong customer service skills. Ability to work in a high demand, time-sensitive environment with the ability to respond to numerous research requests.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in a law library, familiarity with criminal law, particularly in the context of working with low income clients, and a Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited institution.

How To Apply:

Applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) a resume; (3) a list of three references (name, address, telephone number, and a statement of how each reference is able to evaluate your skills) and a writing sample. Materials should be consolidated as a single PDF and submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 26, 2020 through the PDS employment portal at http://www.pdsdc.org (“Apply To This Job” button).
If you have questions about the position or our organization contact Jennifer Thomas at (202) 824-2337 or jenthomas@pdsdc.org.

Position: Librarian (Resource Sharing)
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located on the staff of the Collections, Exhibition and Programs Officer (P) in the Library Reader Services Department (PL-R) of the National Gallery of Art (NGA). The purpose of this position is to oversee and provide a variety of interlibrary loan (ILL) services as well as reference and reader services to NGA curatorial and administrative staff, CASVA staff and fellows, and organizations and individuals outside the Gallery.

Position: Information Literacy Librarian/Assistant Professor
Location: University of the District of Columbia
Salary: $42,974 – $60,000

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Brief Description of Duties

The Information Literacy Instruction Librarian/Assistant Professor is a highly visible position that supports the mission of the university and division by leading in the development and maintenance of the division’s information literacy program. Under the overall supervision of the Director of the Learning Resources Division, the incumbent librarian will collaborate with academic faculty and librarians in planning and implementing a program for teaching and fostering information literacy skills relevant to the university curriculum, and for developing students’ competence to discover, access, evaluate, and use electronic and print resources. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Nine Positions: Maryland

Position: Part-Time Evening/Weekend Reference Librarian
Location: University of Baltimore Law Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $25-30/hr

Part-Time (12-15 hours/week) Evening/Weekend Reference Librarian

University of Baltimore Law Library

Send cover letter and resume to: Charles Pipins (cpipins@ubalt.edu)

Job Summary:  Under the general supervision of the Associate Director for Public Services, the part-time (evening and weekend) Reference Librarian provides expert legal reference services and serves as back-up librarian for circulation services during scheduled evening and weekend reference deskwork.  Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to providing reference desk services for faculty, students, and members of the local legal community and the public; creating and updating web-based library research guides; and handling other related duties and projects as assigned by the Associate Director for Public Services.

Education: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school.  JD from an ABA accredited law school preferred. One year of relevant experience required.

Salary: $25 – $30/hr

Position: Law Librarian II-Research and Instructional Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $57,278

  • Job Title: Law Librarian II-Research and Instructional Librarian
  • Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, Annapolis, MD
  • Salary: $57,278
  • Position Type: Regular/At-Will, Full-time
  • Closing Date: March 13, 2020

Essential Functions:

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

Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science.

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

Skills/Abilities:

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

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

More information is available on the Maryland Courts website at: https://mdcourts.gov/careers

Position: Library System Coordinator
Location: Venable LLP, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Cultivated over more than 100 years, Venable’s capabilities span virtually every industry and all areas of regulatory and government affairs, corporate and business law, intellectual property, and complex litigation. Attracting and retaining the best talent isn’t just essential to the success of our clients and our firm – it’s core to elevating the legal profession through continuous learning, improvement, and innovation.

More than a law firm, Venable LLP is a network of trusted advisors serving businesses, organizations, and individuals in many of the most important aspects of their work. We know the key to understanding the full spectrum of business and legal options lies in approaching any situation from a diverse set of viewpoints, and we believe that all voices add significant value.

Venable is seeking a Library Systems Coordinator to be responsible for all systems support and training for library resources.

Responsibilities for this role include…
•Administration of all electronic library resources firm-wide including remote access support for all library homepage resources.
•Coordinate training efforts firmwide on library related databases
•Tracking, developing and maintaining usage metrics and analytics for online products and services
•Researching, planning, developing and implementing training for attorneys and reference librarians on new and emerging technologies on a regular basis; providing ad hoc training as needed
•Coordinating, distributing and maintaining firm-wide passwords for systems
•Working with the Technical Services Librarian to develop and maintain all elements of the library homepage, evaluating current information and recommending changes and updates

Qualifications for this role include…
•Two years of related experience
•Technical skills to monitor system integrity of all library-based products and prepare reports on system status.
•Thorough knowledge of professional library science skills and knowledge of library reference procedures preferred
•Knowledge of research databases including ability to train users on use of research databases or organize vendor training on the same.

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: Head of Continuing Resources & Database Management
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Head of Continuing Resources & Database Management has four main areas of responsibility: (1) Obtaining, making discoverable, and managing the lifecycle of continuing resources in various formats for the University of Maryland Libraries, (2) Maintaining records in various systems for Libraries collection materials for the purposes of inventory control, bibliographic control, and facilitating discovery, and (3) Providing customer service to Libraries users (whether internal or external) regarding questions of access to, or description of, Libraries Collections materials. Reporting to the Director of Collection Services, this position heads one of the four departments within the sub-division. Develops innovative strategies and work methodologies, continuously evaluating work methods and workflows in light of new supporting services, financial opportunities and technological advancements. Promotes and fosters partnerships with other library colleagues involved in collection development, budgeting, cataloging, resource discovery and access, and resource preservation. Working closely with the Head of Acquisitions and Data Services and the Collection Development Strategies unit, this position has responsibility for the Libraries’ $9 million continuing resources budget, providing data for the Director of Collection Services and the Collection Development Strategies unit on budget administration and analysis. Oversees a department of 7.5 FTE staff including professional librarian(s), exempt staff, non-exempt staff, and a .5 FTE graduate assistant, establishing staff goals and objectives and measuring staff performance. As a department head, works directly with departmental staff to plan, develop, and implement ongoing activities and special projects and to establish departmental goals and objectives. Provides leadership through active participation on committees at the department, division, Libraries, University and consortium level as well as within the profession.

Position: Campus Access Svcs Supervisor
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Description Summary

Montgomery College, Rockville campus, has an immediate need for a Full time Campus Access Services Supervisor. The Montgomery College Library facilitates student success by collaborating with the College community in the creation and delivery of innovative services in a culture of excellence and accountability. The work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30-5:00. The position (S03164/R2090) is a Non Bargaining, Exempt, Grade 23. For non-exempt positions, you are not eligible to work a secondary job at Montgomery College.

Job Description

This position provides oversight to access services on one campus. The Campus Access Services Supervisor is responsible for ensuring effective service-oriented management of access services, managing the daily operations of the service desk including extended hours operations, contributing to long term planning of circulation, information services, course reserves, stacks management, routing user IT support, fines and fees, and assuring facility maintenance and security in addition to making recommendations to improve the quality of services and contributes to and participates in collegewide library planning and decision making.

Position: Librarian Advanced Professional Certificate
Location: Eastern Correctional Institution West (ECI-W), Westover, MD
Salary: $57,615.00 – $92,059.00/year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Main Purpose Of Job
This position manages the provision of library and information services in ECI (Somerset Co) library branch using current library practices; develops and manages collection; provides reference services and aids patrons in the development of information seeking and finding skills; promotes the use of the program; assures access and delivery of library services within the facility/facilities.

POSITION DUTIES
Delivery of Service- Open and operate the library in accordance with a standard operating schedule and in conformity with Correctional Education Library policies and procedures and Division of Correction regulations. Develop programs to meet the information and reentry needs of inmates.

Planning- Plan for the implementation, promotion, and delivery of services that meet the needs of the full institutional population. Design institutional procedures to ensure increasing usage, access, and information delivery. Develop collection based on population needs, mission of correctional education, and reentry needs of inmates.

Record Keeping- Maintain all records in compliance with library policy, meeting departmental standards for accessibility, uniformity, and confidentially. Prepare written reports monthly.

Program Evaluation- Evaluate monthly statistics and set goals to improve usage where it is incongruent with the size of the institutional population or lower than usage in other Correctional Education libraries of similar size.

Management – Recruit, train, and supervise inmate aides to work in the library in accordance with Correctional Education library goals and objectives. Participate in professional development learning opportunities to assure that skills are consistent with current library practice and with information retrieval and delivery techniques.

Position: Digitization Imaging Technician
Location: Corestaff Services, Museum facility in Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digitization Imaging Technician at a Museum facility located in Bowie, MD. This position is on a government contract and is presently funded for one year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintenance: Operates and maintains the digitization camera system, lighting, and Capture One Cultural Heritage software.

Imaging: Collaborates with the digitization team to produce quality images that meet USHMM specifications and standards.

Handling: Handles potentially fragile documents, photographs, publications, and other archival materials.

Tracking: Tracks, monitors, and reports progress of the digitization operation.

Position: Health Professions Librarian
Location: Towson University, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position
Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Health Professions Librarian. This position is a 12-month faculty status position beginning July 1, 2020.

Qualifications
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Bachelor’s degree in one of the health professions required. Master’s degree in area of liaison responsibility desirable. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities
Serves as a research and instruction librarian and as liaison and subject specialist to the departments and programs of Allied Health, Audiology, Speech Language Pathology, Deaf Studies, Health Science programs and minors, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, Physician Assistant Studies, and other disciplines as assigned. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Participates in the development, implementation and assessment of the library’s information literacy program. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas; creates instructional materials; provides research assistance and reference services to students, faculty and members of the university community. This librarian designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention; participates in library assessment initiatives. This position is a 12 month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.\

Position: Coordinator, Library Associate Training Institute (LATI Coordinator)
Location: Coordinator works from a home office and travels to library meeting locations around the state as required. A significant portion of the work occurs in online meeting and classroom environments.

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Program Rationale:

Job responsibilities and training for library associates in Maryland are dictated by Maryland law.  Read COMAR 14.38.01.02 at:  http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/comarhtml/14/14.38.01.02.htm According to the law, library associates are required to complete 90 hours of approved in-service training within the first two years of their appointment to a library associate position.  They are also required to do so to participate in the Maryland State Retirement System (see COMAR 22.205).

Although each library system may conduct its own in-service training, there has been a history of cooperative training for library associates in Maryland since the 1960s.  In 1980, The Division of Library Development and Services began to offer an approved, statewide program to ensure consistent, quality customer service for all twenty-four public and three regional library systems.  In 1996, the Library Associate Training Institute was launched, offering a blended approach of online training and face-to-face meetings. In 2017, DLDS became the Maryland State Library (MSL) and continues to offer LATI.

Location: Coordinator works from a home office and travels to library meeting locations around the state as required.  A significant portion of the work occurs in online meeting and classroom environments.

Status:  Contractual, grant-funded position with no benefits.  Reports to staff of the Public Libraries and State Networking Branch (PLSNB) of the Maryland State Library (MSL).

Schedule:  Workload varies throughout the year, averaging about 24 hours per week.  Note that the job may require significantly more time during some weeks of the year.  Although the LATI class schedule and related meetings are fixed, the Coordinator has flexibility with regard to scheduling the other work involved.

Applications accepted until:  March 6, 2020 or until position is filled   To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references with contact information to:  carrie.sanders@maryland.gov  with LATI Coordinator in the subject line.

Job Summary and Essential Functions

Under the direction of the MSL Liaison and the LATI Oversight Committee (LOC), the LATI Coordinator is responsible for implementing the LATI program.  Oversees the work of the LATI Virtual Assistant.  Collaborates with trainers, Staff Development Coordinators, and others from Maryland’s public libraries to ensure that eligible Library Associates receive quality training that fulfills the requirements of state law.

This is an independent contracted position that requires:

  • Travel to library branches and to meetings held within the state
  • Transporting substantial amount of materials/resources
  • Personal ownership or access to: a laptop that supports video conferencing/production, highspeed Internet access and a mobile phone

Essential functions include:

  1. Implement LATI Curriculum:
  • Develop schedule and syllabus
  • Coordinate logistical elements such as enrollment, instructors, locations, and supervisor orientation
  • Ensure feedback is provided to students and supervisors ● In conjunction with subject matter experts/trainers, creates online training in Blackboard.
  • Manages Blackboard Open LMS in a manner that facilitates training for LATI and other MSL projects and programs.
  • Conducts synchronous training as appropriate

 

  1. Facilitate all Face-To-Face LATI sessions and LATI Graduations

 

  1. Report to MSL Liaison on a regular basis

 

  1. Act as liaison between the LOC and LAs

 

  1. Collaborate with the LATI Virtual Assistant

 

  1. Coach trainers and system mentors from Maryland public libraries for development

 

  1. Report to the Staff Development Coordinators from Maryland public libraries and participate in their regular meetings

 

  1. Prepare grant applications and reports in cooperation with the LOC Chair and MSL Liaison

 

  1. Serve as primary contact for the program

 

  1. Maintain Blackboard portals for pertinent stakeholder groups of LATI

 

  1. Serve as a member of LOC.  Prepare the Agenda for the LOC meetings.  Takes the lead to:
  • Ensure learning objectives are in place and up to date
  • Maintain awareness of related library training and certification programs and report to the LOC
  • Maintain awareness of trends and technologies in the training landscape and recommend changes in content and delivery to LOC

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s in Library/Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), or a Master’s Degree in a closely related field, or completion of an equivalent 36 hours of post-baccalaureate coursework, or equivalent professional experience
  • 5 years’ experience in design, development, implementation, and evaluation of staff development training sessions, in both online and face-to-face environments
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems, especially Moodle or Blackboard (preferred)
  • 5 years’ professional experience in a public library setting (required)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Maryland public libraries’ networking, collaboration, and operation (desirable)
  • Knowledge of key library and information services, particularly in the areas of reference services, customer service, library operations, and/or emerging technologies (desirable)
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and practice
  • Familiarity with instructional design concepts, methodologies, practices and the use of technology as an instructional platform
  • Familiarity with equity, inclusion, diversity, and cultural competencies as they relate to library services
  • Ability to facilitate difficult conversations in a group setting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong platform and presentation skills
  • Strong coaching skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use both online and face-to-face learning environments
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Work environment involves everyday office risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meetings, training rooms, and libraries, e.g., use of safe workplace practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, and/or working in moderate outdoor weather conditions.  Work environment involves lifting up to 25 lbs or pulling, or pushing weight up to 50 lbs.

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 MSL Liaison and the LOC reserve the right to change, modify, delete and supplement job duties based on the needs of Maryland public libraries. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of this job.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Systems and Data Services Librarian
Location: Multiple Locations, Library Services Group

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Employment Opportunities
We are always looking to expand our professional family. We welcome résumés for law librarian positions and library support staff.

We currently serve:

  • Philadelphia Metropolitan area
  • Wilmington Metropolitan area
  • Baltimore/Washington, DC Metropolitan area
  • Across the United States

Please submit your résumé or job inquiry to us via email (admin@libraryservicesgroup.com)

http://www.libraryservicesgroup.com/employment

Position: Head of Technical Services & E-Resources Librarian
Location: McDaniel College, Westminster, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among “Colleges that Change Lives” and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs.

McDaniel College invites applications for a Head of Technical Services & E-Resources Librarian. Salary for this full-time, 12-month position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts with employer match, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for details.

A regular, professional position providing leadership for technical services and electronic resources management. This librarian manages the technical service areas of the library, including: Acquisitions, Serials, Cataloging, and Government Documents. Responsible for the maintenance of the Integrated Library System in coordination with the Carroll Library Partnership. Maintains the library website, discovery service, proxy, and related systems. Responsible for the development of electronic resources appropriate to the current and evolving curriculum needs of McDaniel College. Supervises three full-time staff and indirectly supervises student assistants. Participates with other librarians in providing reference, instruction, supporting collection development, liaison to assigned departments, and other duties as assigned. Occasional evening and weekend hours required. This position reports to the Library Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the Technical Services department.
  • Provides leadership in collection development.
  • Performs system administration duties for the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Maintains the library website, discovery service, proxy, and related systems.
  • Provides reference services.
  • Provides instruction on the use and interpretation of information resources.
  • Participates in library collection development.
  • Participates in professional organizations and takes part in College academic activities.
  • Participates as a member of the leadership team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Software Engineer
Location: Homewood Campus, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $69,140 – $95,005 annually

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Johns Hopkins University Libraries has an immediate opening for a front end developer to join our Library Applications Group, supporting commercial, open source, and locally developed systems and online services.

General Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary designer and front end developer for patron-facing library systems, following agile, user-centric development approach, emphasizing accessibility and evidence-based design
  • Contribute to a small, effective software team, following best practices for development, deployment, and documentation, emphasizing stability, reliability, and ease of maintenance
  • Collaborate with vendors, open source software communities, and internal stakeholders to design, develop, deploy, maintain, and enhance front- and back-end systems supporting library services
  • Provide prompt support for internal stakeholders by investigating and resolving problem reports

Position Overview:

The front-end software engineer has responsibility for all aspects of the front-end software development lifecyle for multiple library systems and online services. Top goals are to improve user experience, system reliability, and data integrity.

Position: Custodian – Part-time
Location: Multiple Openings, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $13,005 – $22,924

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY invites applications for the position of Custodian.  AACPL’s 16 branches serve 573,000+ residents, with an annual circulation of over 5.2 million items.  For more information about our services, visit our website at http://www.aacpl.net.

 CAREER STAFF – Custodian – Part-time

  • Grade 6F – 18.75 to 20 hours/week – Multiple Openings
  • Salary Range – $13,005 – $22,924

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: One year of general custodial experience and educational training that results in knowledge of simple arithmetic and a reading and writing level necessary for successful job performance; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description.

  • RESPONSIBILITIES: This is manual work of limited complexity in cleaning and maintaining library buildings; caring for and maintaining grounds, including basic care of lawns and landscaping; exterior maintenance; and performing minor maintenance and repair tasks. As emergency personnel, provides assistance during building and weather emergencies, including snow and ice removal.  
  • Necessary Special Requirement: Possession of a valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the State of Maryland and proof of a good driving record.
  • The Library reserves the right to not fill a position if there is not a qualified candidate.
  • TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form to humanresources@aacpl.net. To download the AACPL employment application form and job description (Library Information/ Job Announcement) visit our website at http://www.aacpl.netAll required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., February 25, 2020.
  • TIMETABLE: Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted no later than February 28, 2020. Interviews will be tentatively scheduled during the week of March 9, 2020.  Tentative start date will be late-March 2020.

Anne Arundel County Public Library is committed to diversity in the workplace.  Anne Arundel County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Library’s policy is to treat all applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national or ancestral origin, sexual orientation, and/or disability in accordance with applicable laws.  If you need assistance with any aspect of the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 410-222-7107, (www.mdrelay.org). February 2020

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Steptoe, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Steptoe, an Am Law 100 firm, is seeking an experienced researcher to join its Research & Information Services Department in the DC office. This position will be responsible for providing sophisticated research and reference services to support the firm’s attorneys and staff. Expertise with legal research (statutory, regulatory and case law) and non-legal research is required. The Research Analyst will be responsible for analyzing and summarizing findings and delivering well targeted results. The Analyst will also be engaged in current awareness and monitoring;  training programs; and knowledge initiatives. Candidates must demonstrate mastery with legal information sources, including Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg,  docketing services and legal analytics. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required. Minimum qualifications for this position include previous legal research experience, and a JD or MLS (both degrees are preferred), strong writing skills and a commitment to customer service. Some weekend or evening hours may be required.

Apply here: https://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=298

Steptoe is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Position: Chief of Library Access and Discovery Services
Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense, Fort McNair, DC
Salary: $115,329 to $120,566 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The National Defense University (NDU) is recruiting a Chief of Library Access and Discovery Services to lead a team in providing access to, and ensuring delivery of, pertinent and timely information resources in all formats. NDU educates joint War fighters in critical thinking and the creative application of military power to inform national strategy and globally integrated operations, under conditions of disruptive change, in order to conduct war.

Responsibilities
Supervises and evaluates a staff of approximately 13 professional and support employees;

Maintains the Library & Learning Center’s position at the forefront of changes in technology, and the storage and delivery of information, interfacing with NDU’s Information Technology Directorate to facilitate convergence of information resources and technologies (databases, search interfaces, delivery platforms and vehicles, etc.) in the service of the teaching/learning process.

Ensures library electronic systems architecture, including integration and functionality, for seamless patron access to catalog(s), databases, and third-party vendor applications. Similarly oversees development of the library home page on both the World Wide Web and NDU internal web to reflect available resources and services.

Ensures accurate and timely classification and cataloging of the library’s print and electronic resources with access points and metadata providing maximum searchability.

Develops, maintains, monitors, oversees, and reports on library budget(s) in accordance with NDU goals and curriculum, serving as Approving Official for the library’s government credit card purchases and Property Manager. Interfaces with all external Library vendors, manages the Library’s government contracts, monitors acquisitions and secures serials subscriptions.

Responsible for the maintenance of print collections, circulation of print and other physical items, and inter-library loans.

Recommends and oversees digitization projects, digital repositories, and accessibility to digital resources.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $48,670 to $63,267 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Library Technician’s duties encompass all aspects of collection accessioning, maintenance, preservation, and retrieval. The incumbent’s duties include accessioning new material, preparing items for preservation and updating and maintaining the largest and most complex legal collection in the world.
The position description number for this position is 363669.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
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.

Position: Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Requirements

The Georgetown University Library is seeking an experienced, dynamic Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services to lead and implement forward-looking initiatives to engage with the work of Georgetown faculty, students, and researchers at every stage of the scholarly process. The AUL provides leadership and direction for a division that includes the departments of Research Services, which is responsible for collection development, instruction, and research services; Copyright and Scholarly Communications; Library Assessment; the Bioethics Research Library; the School of Continuing Studies Library; and the Woodstock Theological Library. Over 27 FTE report directly or indirectly to this position.

As a member of the Library’s Executive Committee and Leadership Council, s/he shares in the responsibilities for decision-making, resource management, strategic direction and development of policies for the library operations and services within a collaborative, team oriented environment. As indicated, s/he represents the Dean of the Library and the Library within the University and in local, regional, and national associations and consortia. This position reports to the Deputy University Librarian.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Administration, Management, and Program Development

  • Directs all aspects of the division, ensuring that the library’s strategic and annual plans are incorporated into and accomplished through division goals and objectives.

  • Sets priorities, ensures sustained progress toward achieving goals, and drives continuous improvement in operations and services. Oversees planning and resource management within the division.

  • Assesses operating and staffing needs, developing plans accordingly. Guides, develops, and supervises middle managers directly and through them manages a large professional staff.

  • Analyzes, anticipates and responds to the evolving library and higher education environment by developing emerging initiatives (e.g., scholarly communications, data services, technology-enhanced learning) into sustainable library programs.

Scholarly Resources and Services

  • Develops strategies for cultivating collaborative working relationships among scholars, librarians, staff and students as well as for aligning services proactively with academic priorities.

  • Oversees the development of content selection strategies to create and promote the Library’s extensive principal collections in all formats, including books, journals, databases, video, and data. Works with academic departments to assess the impact of proposed new academic programs on the library.

  • Works closely with colleagues who have direct responsibility for the library’s materials budget (approximately $8m in FY2019), delegating responsibility for budget allocations and assignment of subject areas.

 Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or MIS from an ALA-accredited institution plus a second advanced degree in a related field are required.

  • Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible administrative experience in providing services related to research, teaching and learning and scholarly communication.

  • Successful record of management and administration of a large staff, along with the ability to articulate vision, set direction, and accomplish initiatives in rapidly changing environments.

  • Demonstrated success in outreach to faculty, students, the University community, and related stakeholders.

  • Established expertise in managing library materials budgets and developing scholarly and circulating collections.

  • Demonstrated deep knowledge of trends and issues affecting academic research libraries, along with understanding of and enthusiasm for the role of the library in the research, teaching, and learning mission of the university.

  • Evidence of leadership and active involvement in the library profession.

  • Proven commitment to scholarship is critical to interact intellectually with members of a University community renowned for its excellence.

  • The incumbent must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and excellence in oral and written communications. 

  • Strategic, in-person engagement is essential for successful interactions within and beyond the Library, as is the ability to interact collegially and effectively with all constituencies, from faculty, staff, and students to alumni, donors and members of the wider community

Seven Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Position: Law Library Reference Librarian
Location: U.S. Court Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Recruiter: West 4th Strategy LLC), Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LinkedIn.

ROLE
We need a Law Library Reference Librarian to work at the U.S. Court Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Staff the reference desk, answer telephone and email inquiries
  • Assist in instructing library patrons with one-on-one training
  • Help coordinate classroom training
  • Help prepare resources for Court staff and judges
  • Prepare a written weekly list of completed reference questions to the Library Director.
  • Prepare a written summary of other projects completed during the week

BACKGROUND

  • Must have real-world experience with law library reference work and legal research
  • Familiarity with basic primary and secondary print legal resources in the field of Federal law
  • Knowledge of specialized legal subjects, including patent, government contract, and tax
  • Familiarity with Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law online legal resources
  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills
  • Customer service and strong communication skills
  • Able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Capable of delivering completed reference requests in pdf format by e-mail
  • Familiarity with MS Office and MS Outlook

EDUCATION

  • Master’s in library science degree OR Juris Doctorate (JD) from an accredited law school

LOCATION

  • Washington D.C 20439

West 4th Strategy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, pregnancy, political affiliation, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.           

Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of the time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of the time.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LLSDC Jobline.

Job Description:
The Research Analyst will assist in due diligence and background investigations on entities and individuals relating to litigation matters, prospective business transactions, or third party relationships. A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s the chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead. To share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking. We’ve created a dynamic, energizing environment that promotes success for our clients and each other. We offer fast growth, connectedness and training in business as well as law. And our rigorous standards assure you are part of a diverse team of top talent at every turn.
At Nixon Peabody, our priority is to attract, retain and promote talented individuals who have an array of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, professional, personal, and other backgrounds. Therefore, we encourage talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. If you’re someone who’s looking toward the future, we’d love to hear from you.

Location: Boston; Chicago; New York City; Rochester; San Francisco; or Washington, DC

To Apply: Please create an application for Job ID 2846 (Research Analyst) at our website: www.nixonpeabody.com/careers

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough background searches using electronic databases such as Lexis, Westlaw, Courtlink and Accurint, public records websites, Pacer, Edgar, and other sources to locate relevant information on designated individuals and companies.
  • Analyze material to identify relevant data points and connect findings among multiple parties and companies.
  • Maintain strict privacy and confidentiality requirements regarding research targets and findings.
  • Assist in training other Library staff on investigative research techniques.
  • Provide presentations to attorneys to increase awareness of Library investigative capabilities.
  • Handle a high volume of research requests from attorneys in multiple offices and practice areas.
  • Gather, filter and present a summary of research findings to attorneys and management to facilitate decision making and business planning.
  • As part of the firm-wide Library & Research Services Team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other geographies to provide seamless research service for attorneys.
  • Participate in expanding and/or improving research and information services, procedures and practices and other Library & Research Services special projects as requested.
  • Remain current in research techniques and available resources relevant to providing high quality research and information services. Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • 4-7 years of professional experience in a legal, corporate or professional services setting conducting investigative research using both print and online resources.
  • Master of Library Science or Bachelor’s degree with investigative focus required.
  • Combination of education in a research-intensive field with relevant work experience will be considered.
  • Experience with legal and business investigative research processes and resources.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills to be able to identify relevant information.
  • Ability to look beyond the obvious, being inquisitive and diligent.
  • Proficient at filtering large amounts of data and summarizing information into relevant findings.
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines, completing tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Capable of working in a fast paced environment under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to being a proactive service provider and providing service in a professional and confidential manner.
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented and organized with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent technology skills.

Nixon Peabody LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer: Disability / Female / Gender Identity / Minority / Sexual Orientation / Veteran. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Morrison & Foerster LLP, Based in any of the U.S. offices

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LLSDC Jobline.

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 17 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst within our Research Services Department. This role can be based in any of our U.S. offices.

The Opportunity

Join the Research Services team of a billion dollar global law firm in a dynamic fast-paced Research Analyst role. The Research Analyst works as part of a firmwide team to provide research expertise for business development efforts and client work. This individual monitors and identifies information sources and data to identify potential opportunities and presents research findings clearly and concisely. The Analyst also participates on firmwide project teams.

  1. As part of the firmwide research team, provide research expertise to support the firm’s practice areas and business development efforts, including research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
  2. Retrieve, package, and present information in response to requests from attorneys and colleagues in research function as well as other departments in the Firm.
  3. Handle a high volume of routine research requests including document retrieval requests, requests to mine websites and other sources, and requests to populate spreadsheets with specified data.
  4. Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
  5. Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.

Ideal Candidate

  1. Strong background in research focusing on a variety of corporate practices and transactions preferred.
  2. Bachelor’s degree required plus a minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D., M.B.A., or other advanced degree is a plus.
  3. Knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.
  4. Demonstrate strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.

Who We Are

At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We’re passionate about what we do. We’re equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect – for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are(http://www.mofo.com/), and what we do(http://www.mofo.com/practices).

Should you find you’re ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!

Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Research Services Librarian serves the public by providing access to the non-circulating collections of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., by staffing library orientations and research programs, and by responding to in-person, phone, email and letter queries. S/he reports to the Library & Collections Director.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Research Services Librarian provides reference services in the Kiplinger Research Library as well as through remote library services. In collaboration with the Library & Collections Director, s/he develops and implements special collections library procedures that support the preservation of and access to historic collections in all formats. The Research Services Librarian manages day-to-day activities in the Kiplinger Research Library, working with the volunteer corps to provide access to collections representing local life in the nation’s capital.

TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS

The Research Services Librarian will be a detail-oriented and organized information professional who is enthusiastic about working with novice and skilled researchers alike. S/he will have a passion for sharing the culture, history, and diversity of the city with patrons of all backgrounds and interests.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience working self-directed and taking initiative, using exceptional organizational and communication skills in the daily operations of the Kiplinger Research Library. S/he will be an effective collaborator with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors, members, patrons, and the general public. S/he will enjoy learning as well as teaching, and show patience and tact. S/he will demonstrate creativity, flexibility, a positive attitude, and poise in a busy setting serving patrons and staff with high expectations.

DUTIES 

The Research Services Librarian

  • Welcomes, registers, and assists library patrons according to outlined procedures.
  • Answers researcher queries and reference questions in person, and via phone, email, and mail, using professional techniques for analyzing questions and searching resources within the library, including all Special Collections formats and electronic resources.
  • Monitors the behavior and conduct of library patrons and ensures that library procedures are followed, especially in regards to the security and preservation of library and archival materials.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of all manner of library resources.
  • Pulls and re-shelves requested photographs, books, manuscripts, maps, vertical files and other collections materials; fulfills copy orders.
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of reference volunteers and interns, overseeing reference services work and long-term projects
  • Manages orders for image reproduction; conducts permissions research for publication requests; and manages paperwork and data entry for library services transactions.
  • Develops content for and teaches library orientations and related programs for various audiences.
  • Manages paperwork and data entry for library services transactions.
  • Collects user information and statistics, and identifies ways to improve the research experience for library patrons.
  • Works with staff and interns to advance the Society’s social media presence according to established guidelines to regularly promote the library and collections.
  • Helps preserve collections by handling materials according to preservation guidelines.
  • Opens and closes the Kiplinger Research Library on researcher days, prepares the Library for other events and programs.
  • Carries out other tasks as assigned to contribute to the success of the Historical Society and the operations of the DC History Center.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters in Library Science from a graduate library school accredited by the American Library Association strongly preferred; or related graduate degree with experience in special collections libraries and archival theory and practice
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills required
  • Comfort with public speaking and instruction required
  • Demonstrated ability to work self-directed yet with a collaborative style required
  • Excellent reference skills and ability to relate to patrons of all ages required
  • Ability to climb ladders, bend and stoop to access and move collection enclosures and lift archival boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Skill in all typical computer applications and equipment (MS Office) required; understanding of new and emerging technologies expected
  • Demonstrated willingness to train and supervise volunteers required
  • Strong organizational talents required
  • Demonstrated experience with local history collections, and with D.C. history specifically desired

SCHEDULING

The Research Services Librarian currently works Monday-Friday, generally 9-5, with flexibility for weekend and evening hours as required for programming and other operations of the DC History Center.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Starting salary $52,000 – $60,000 based on experience. Benefits include medical, 403(b), and Metro SmartBenefits. Central downtown location easily accessible by all Metro lines.

APPLICATIONS AND INQUIRIES

Applicants must submit a letter of interest and resume, including salary history or requirement. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Reference and Reader Services Section of Rare Book and Special Collections Division. The incumbent of this position serves as the reference librarian for the Rare Book and Special Collections Reading Room, and is under the general direction of the Head the Section.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The position description number is 138120.

Responsibilities
Provides reference services 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 within the Library’s collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility.

Provides in-person, telephone reference service, and on-line reference service in the Rare Book Reading Room. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Clarifies vague requests for materials through the use of proper bibliographic tools. Verifies correct bibliographic citation for requested items. 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, using knowledge of these collections, subject matter, and the patrons who require them.

Examines publications, electronic resources, and trends in topics related to a specialized field. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies and describing research methodologies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials, and collection development activities including searches, and completing claim and order forms.

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.

Coordinates the acquisition of items that are of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Reviews a variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas of subject specialization. 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 material. Provides proper purchasing information and correct bibliographic identification to dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, exchange partners, etc.

Other duties as assigned.

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 rare book and special collections librarianship.**
  • Ability to provide reference and research services in a rare book and special collections environment, including interpretation of collections and outreach.**
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage rare and valuable library collections.**
  • Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Reference Librarian (Hispanic Division)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The divisions in General and International Collections 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.

The position description number for this position is 12535.

Responsibilities
Uses integrated library systems and technologies to perform library functions, including reference services and acquisitions.

Monitors collection content and reviews a variety of sources in multiple languages, writing systems, and formats to develop and curate collections in areas of linguistic and geographic responsibility.

Provides onsite and/or electronic reference to individual researchers and groups.

Provides onsite and/or electronic instruction to individual researchers and groups.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized interest using best practices.

Assists in preparing programming and products on specific topics of recognized interest using best practices.

Orients library visitors and explains collections and procedures for using and handling materials.

Identifies, evaluates and provides authoritative resources, data, statistics, and information.

Evaluates publications and electronic resources for content coverage and trends.

Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition.

Monitors collection content and usage to ensure preservation and access.

Maintains liaison with acquisitions and cataloging staff to determine the quality and usefulness of collection materials.

Assists in developing strategies for the organization and service of materials, collaborating with colleagues to enable appropriate storage, preservation, cataloging and engagement.

Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions to provide informed referrals.

Other duties as assigned.

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 use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.**
  • Ability to develop and manage library collections.**
  • Ability to provide reference outreach services.**
  • Knowledge of the languages and cultures of Latin America and/or Spain.**
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Digital Librarian 
Location: Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $59,534 to $93,638 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The incumbent of this position will work within the Office of Mission Support Team (MST), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Information Governance Division (IGD).

As a Digital Librarian, GS-1410-09/11 target 13, your typical work assignments may include the following:

Responsibilities

  • Develops or applies techniques for automating information description, classification, and extraction (e.g. auto-classification and auto-categorization).
  • Builds, revises and enforces auto-classification policies and taxonomies.
  • Searches, collects, and preserves information using automated record keeping tools, systems, and technologies in response to complex requests that include sensitive information and classified materials.
  • Evaluates the design and usability of information to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the OIG information life cycle and organization, navigation and find-ability of information.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes information to provide insights and advice to leaders to support business decisions.
  • Identifies sources and strategy for content capture, identifies issues associated with sharing content across and outside the agency.

Travel Required
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Seven Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Washington, DC or New York, NY

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Position Overview

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

Responsibilities

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

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

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

Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
    • Minimum two years law library experience, preferably in a law firm setting.
    • Will consider recent MLIS graduates, with relevant skill sets.

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

Position: Archivist / Video Librarian
Location: ARD German Public TV, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Description
ARD German Public TV is looking for an Archivist / Video Librarian to join its Washington DC broadcasting team.

Who we are:

ARD is one of the world’s largest broadcast organizations with approximately twenty thousand employees worldwide. It’s Germany’s market leader in hard news, news magazines, and documentaries. We also commit a large percentage of our prime time programming to features and documentaries from abroad and with News bureaus in 25 countries, underscoring the network’s commitment to international reporting. With six radio and four television correspondents and a staff of over 30 specialists, ARD’s Washington, DC Bureau runs one of the largest foreign broadcast operations in the U.S.

The position will support television news and studio productions in a dynamic, ever changing broadcasting environment

Duties:

+ collect, organize, archive footage determined to have long-term value;

+ organize, identify, label and facilitate digital assets;

+ research in digital archive and tape library for footage as needed to serve editorial team;

+ create metadata for the storage and tracking of all archived assets;

+ store completed works and files and add them to digital archive;

+ oversee retro digitalization project of current video library;

+ Responsible for the media asset management (MAM) of the ARD media archive, consisting of physical and digital media.

What we have to offer:

+ Full time position + 40 hour week, Monday through Friday schedule + No travel + Comprehensive benefits package + great working environment with supportive management team.

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications:

+ must have experience as an archivist

+ familiar with Avid or other editing software

+ knowledgeable about both digital and traditional archival procedures and capable of Archiving footage as well as using metadata schemes for computer systems.

+ strong editorial / news judgement

+ ability to balance numerous projects and work within tight deadlines

+ German language skills a plus, but not a must.

Position: Educational Resources Specialist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Center for Learning, Literacy & Engagement, Office of the Librarian.

The position description number for this position is 112292.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Plans and develops primary source-based educational programs/projects, as well as publications in a variety of media that involves a variety of important educational, cultural, and social considerations. Recommends new and revised educational programs and initiatives based on implementation experience.

Plans, develops, writes and implements multidisciplinary teaching materials for a broad range of programs. Assesses program content and instructional materials to develop products in support of education standards.

Coordinates on education matters that are controversial or novel, and often complicated by factors such as changing situations and educational developments. Coordinates activities associated with significant matters such as objectives and contents, instructional methods.

Provides guidance and advice concerning program-related or administrative policies and/or management and organizational theories that require considerable adaptation and/or interpretation for application to internal program issues and problems, or where decisions about how to proceed are complicated by conflicting program goals and objectives.

Prepares program-related correspondence, reports, and/or written analyses that include information having a direct impact on agency programs and activities across organizational lines. For example, reports or analyses communicate new program initiatives or activities impacting public understanding and perception of substantive agency programs.

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.

Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced below. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position.

Ability to develop, manage, implement and provide advice and guidance on K-12 educational training/programs/projects. ** Worked on a K-12 educational or training program/project involving policy and standards analysis and performed the following: 1) coordinated, 2) planned, 3) implemented, 4) evaluated, 5) promoted 6) provided advice and guidance to higher-level managers, educational partners, and/or content specialists on program matters, policies, and activities, and 7) established new approaches to resolve critical problems spanning multiple content areas.

Ability to create, administer and evaluate K-12 educational products and services. ** Created and assisted in the implementation of curricula and instructional materials as part of K-12 educational training and instructional program. Evaluated their effectiveness and efficiency.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others. Interacted collaboratively with others to develop and maintain relationships with 1) in-house organizations, 2) government agencies, 3) educational organizations, 4) contractors, and/or 5) private institutions for the purpose of gaining and sharing information, influencing others, and/or accomplishing program or project goals.

Ability to communicate in writing to support K-12 educational training/programs/projects. Wrote clear, cogent, accurate, well-organized, and understandable products in the area of educational programs such as: 1) policies and procedures, 2) program and work plans, 3) reports (assessment, status or annual performance reports), 4) curricular materials, and 5) public relations and marketing materials

Ability to apply new and emerging technologies to the development and delivery of K-12 educational training/programs/projects.  Applied new and emerging technologies to improve work, productivity, and customer service for K-12 educational training/program/project delivery.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian (Cataloger)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Bibliographic Control Unit, Materials Development Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group.

The position description number for this position is 064544.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The incumbent of this position is a senior cataloger and serves as the Bibliographic Control Officer of the Bibliographic Control Section. The Bibliographic Control Officer (Librarian/Cataloger) performs the day-to-day operations of cataloging performed at the National Library Service and cataloging received from other agencies through maintenance of the NLS/BPD name and subject authority files and by review and editing of contributed records.

Performs original cataloging where a significant portion of the material requires interpretation, judgment, or problem solving by offering the best choice. Offers solutions on how to describe bibliographic elements that are not covered by cataloging rules, or require interpretation. Serves as a cataloging specialist in braille music and the foreign language collection. Re-examines and revises old material with emphasis on currency, usability, consistency, and accuracy in content and arrangement. Establishes and recommends new subject headings, with appropriate cross-references of local network materials for inclusion in the NLS/BPD subject authority file.

Analyzes material to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Determines subject content and assigns to the catalog entry one of several subject headings. Performs content designation of newly created and updated bibliographic and name authority records, supplying tags, indicators, subfield codes, delimiters, and fixed and variable field information. Establishes new personal and corporate names and uniform titles, with appropriate cross­ references, for inclusion in the name authority file.

Provides initial intensive instruction and analyzes training needs and services of staff. Makes revisions as needed. Recommends additional aids to meet the needs of the training program. Resolves problems that arise in the training program. Adapts current methodologies and guidelines to accommodate unique training situations.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, cooperative partners, and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. The Bibliographic Control Officer recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Recommends solutions or resolves important issues when precedents do not apply. Consults with section head to recommend changes to cataloging practices. Offers suggestions and advice to section head on operational and technical problems. Assists the section head in planning and implementing the following section activities: workflow procedures, section priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting strategies for meeting section production goals. Regularly explains technical information to individuals or groups. Conducts tours, workshops, and orientation sessions for staff and visitors. Represents the organization at exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

Monitors and coordinates system enhancements and upgrades. Provides training to staff and users on the PICS (Production Information Control System) and Voyager systems. Evaluates the system from both the library and user perspectives. Prepares critical analysis of information system performance, including problems with database content, computer operation, response time, and operating anomalies. Prepares system design recommendations.

Organizes and coordinates assignments that involve complex and novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements. Uses initiative and resourcefulness to deviate from or extend accepted methods, techniques, and practices. Recommends solutions or resolves important issues when precedents do not apply. Identifies areas for improvement in established methods. Develops and shares new information sources. Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of requests.

Manages electronic documents including the storage, retrieval, and exchange of information.

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 apply knowledge of cataloging rules, procedures and practices.**

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

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

Ability to provide consultation or liaison services.

Ability to identify, analyze and resolve organizational and operational problems and develop solutions to improve business performance.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Library Technician
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Salary: $43,798 to $56,939 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located on the staff of the Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs Officer (P), in the Library Reader Services Department (PL-R), of the National Gallery of Art. The incumbent is responsible for a variety of circulation operations and services to Gallery staff, fellows for the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), and other library users.

Responsibilities
The incumbent performs the Library information and service to Library users:

  • Explains Reader Services procedures and policies, including those governing circulation and use of library materials in all formats; makes referrals where necessary.
  • Assists readers with identifying, locating, and handling Library materials.
  • Assists readers with using Library photocopiers and printers.

Maintains Circulation Desk files and records in electronic and paper form and compiles reports:

  • Patron records for Gallery staff
  • Outside reader registrations
  • System charges, discharges, renewals, reserves, and recalls
  • Special loans (one-day, periodicals, materials authorized to leave the Library)
  • Special materials (rare, fragile, oversize, vertical files).

Assists with the maintenance of the Library’s collections:

  • Retrieves and re-shelves library materials in the stacks and in other special locations
  • Sorts (by classification number) books ready for re-shelving
  • Performs shelf-reading to verify correct shelf order
  • Moves and shifts volumes as needed to maintain order and accessibility
  • Conducts stack and Gallery office inventories
  • Conducts detailed and systematic searches for missing materials and prepares related reports.

Checks bibliographic citations in the Library’s online and printed catalogs to determine holdings. Monitors supplies and equipment used for Circulation Desk operations and in the reading rooms and submits requests to acquire as needed.

Qualifications
Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1411-6. This requires at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service.

For this position, specialized experience is defined as experience providing information about bibliographic materials and circulation services in a research environment and maintaining the order and physical integrity of a bibliographic collection.

Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS résumés the possession of this specialized experience. If their résumé does not include such specialized experience, they will be ineligible for this position.

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.

  1. Ability to respond effectively and efficiently to requests from library users with a wide range of research needs while maintaining a professional and personable manner.
  2. Knowledge of standard procedures supporting library reader services or book information services.
  3. Ability to shelve, retrieve, and maintain order in a classified library or other bibliographic collection.
  4. Skill in interpreting bibliographic descriptions.
  5. Reading knowledge of at least one European language other than English (French, German, Italian or Spanish).
  6. Ability to maintain circulation transaction files accurately.

Position: Librarian (Monographs Cataloger & Metadata Specialist)
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located on the staff of the Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs Officer, in the Library’s Technical Services Department (PL-T). The primary purpose of the position is to provide descriptive and subject cataloging, original and copy, for monographs. The incumbent will be responsible for bringing vision and implementation to metadata projects that will expand access to all library collections, and to identify opportunities within relationships to other NGA collections.

Responsibilities

  • Performs original descriptive cataloging, as well as semi-original and copy cataloging based on existing records, using national and local descriptive standards and NGA cataloging policies.
  • Applies principles of data management, standardization, and linking to descriptive records in order to improve access, searching, and relationships between items and collections of items.
  • Contributes to the development of authority records maintained by the library or contributed to the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO).
  • As a member of the Cataloging Section, the incumbent also implements and contributes to the creation and maintenance of the National Gallery of Art Library’s classification for artist monographs

Position: Librarian
Location: U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities
As a Librarian, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing expert technical assistance on automated approaches to research problems.
  • Analyzing, evaluating, and preparing reports with recommendations on the results of research efforts.
  • Developing outreach and marketing programs in support of the overall mission of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) program.
  • Developing curricula to train new and experienced representatives and members of library staff at PTRC libraries.
  • Determining the usefulness of new technology for information services.
  • Performing as a liaison with user groups, establishes cooperative links with other libraries and information centers, and maintains contact with professional library organizations.

Qualifications
You must meet the following United States Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) qualification requirements for the advertised position. OPM’s prescribed General Schedule Qualification Standard for Librarian Series, 1410, can be found here. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.

Specialized Experience: is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the federal service.

Candidates for the GS-13 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Experience providing assistance with research and reference services in a science, technology, or intellectual property field; and
  • Experience planning, designing, and delivering presentations and informational products through a library setting to a variety of audiences; and
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating databases and websites to determine their effectiveness and informational accuracy in order to make meaningful recommendations for improvement and/or enhancement.

Eight Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Position: Competitive Intelligence Research and Reference Specialist
Location: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them.  The firm has approximately 900 attorneys in 16 offices:  11 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe.  Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.

Wilson Sonsini, the leading law firm for innovative companies, is developing a Competitive Intelligence (CI) team to support the firm’s 800+ lawyers in the US, Europe and Asia.  The Competitive Intelligence Research & Reference Specialist will work as a member of the firmwide Research & Information Services team and conduct legal research and in-depth research and analysis of companies, sectors, practice areas, geographic markets, technologies, and competitors using a comprehensive variety of online research tools.  Will develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to aid in strategic decision-making and drive business development, profitability, growth, prospective/client retention, and other business opportunities.  This position reports to the Research & Information Manager, and is preferably based in the firm’s Palo Alto office, although, depending on the level of experience of the candidate, could be based in New York, Washington D.C., Seattle or Los Angeles.

The scope of the research undertaken is varied and challenging, including economics and market sectors, routine company profiling on current and potential clients, competitors, new markets, and monitoring key targets or sectors.  In this role, the Specialist will identify market trends, industry developments, client movements, and relevant client news to provide information for client development and attorney teams. Will compile and distill information into presentations and provide a written executive summary largely to support client pitches and opportunities. Will also work collaboratively with the Business Development and Research & Information Services departments to execute the firm’s business and competitive intelligence deliverables.  The CI team will develop into a critical resource for the firm, and the Specialist must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.  The ideal candidate must have strong written, analytical, and project management skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.

Essential Job Functions

  • Under general direction, conduct in-depth research and analysis of key companies, sectors, industries, technologies, market segments, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and summarize into concise deliverable reports
  • Identify and monitor trends and key clients to aid client development efforts for all practice groups and cross-disciplinary sector teams
  • Stay abreast of trends and technologies in the legal industry
  • Track research requests to demonstrate ROI, firm trends, and patterns
  • Perform legal research on a regular basis as part of the firmwide Research & Information Services team

Required Experience

  • Two years minimum in a research-focused role ideally in business intelligence, litigation-related research and/or legal research
  • Highly curious, strong analytical skills, and ability to think strategically with the ability to convey research in written form with attention to detail
  • Ability to digest, synthesize, and manipulate large sets of data into a clear, concise manner
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Basic knowledge of financial datasets and investor reports for analysis
  • Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy
  • Responsive and service-oriented with ability to adapt and reprioritize projects as needed
  • Initiative and eagerness to learn
  • Self-starter with ability to work both collaboratively as well as independently

Desired Experience

  • AmLaw 100, financial services, or professional services firm experience preferred
  • Working knowledge and experience using Internet-based corporate and legal research tools such as Hoover’s, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Monitor Suite, Pitchbook, CB Insights, and other third-party resources and systems
  • Experience performing basic patent research

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher; MLS/MLIS, JD or MBA is preferred but not essential with the right experience

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Research & Reference Specialist
Location: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them.  The firm has approximately 900 attorneys in 16 offices:  11 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe.  Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.

The Research & Reference Specialist will provide onsite and remote legal and non-legal research services for attorneys and staff on a time critical basis. Ability to work with traditional and online resources to effectively answer research requests and collaborate with colleagues on research projects. . Coordinate training/orientation sessions, special projects and other duties as required.

Must be adept at communicating research findings in a clear and concise manner, conducting on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources and anticipating attorneys’ interests by providing proactive outreach on new resource(s) or service(s) of interest. Expected to conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens, emerging and venture-backed company research and patent research.

Maintain proficiency in Firm technologies including document management system, password and research management tools and other applications.

This position reports to the Research & Information Manager, and, depending on the level of experience of the candidate, could be based in our Palo Alto, New York, Washington D.C., Seattle or Los Angeles office locations.

Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of library operations
  • ​Legal research experience in areas including corporate, securities, and intellectual property law
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills
  • Dedication to keeping abreast of new developments in research services and resource trends in the legal industry
  • Ability to promote the library by maintaining a professional, service-oriented attitude and keeping current on the needs and trends of the firm
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library print resources as well as online resources including but not limited to WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Cheetah , Accurint, Intelligize, Lex Machina and Docket Navigator
  • Ability to quickly learn and use and evaluate new resources for use in the library and specific practice groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a high degree of initiative
  • Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys and staff
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work with teams
  • Ability to prioritize requests, work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates

Education/Experience:

  • MLS/MLIS or JD preferred; equivalent experience considered
  • At least three years of professional reference experience in a business or large law firm library

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Library Technician (Digitization Technician)
Location: Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services and working in the National Digital Newspaper Program, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $43,798 to $56,939

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services and working in the National Digital Newspaper Program.
This position is Indefinite, NTE 2 years.
The position description number for this position is 375719.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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

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

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

Position: Assistant Head, Digital Content Management Section
Location: Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 392943.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The section is responsible for providing digital acquisitions support to Library Services, and for the lifecycle management of digital collections that are not otherwise under the care of a custodial division. The section also is responsible for managing the Library’s web archiving program and collections, and provides advice and assistance to the Law Library as needed. Digital Content Management Section staff collaborate with other Library curatorial units, technical staff, and external organizations to establish best practices, implement new and streamline existing digital workflows, identify digital content management problems, and propose solutions for the content within the scope of the section.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 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. Recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple complex projects involving the lifecycle management of digital content. Leads working groups, task forces, committees or ad hoc groups, which have been assigned responsibility for specific digital lifecycle management projects or tasks. Coordinates the details involved in special projects, defining tasks/assignments. Identifies, develops, and implements options for improving the performance of the plan/projects. Communicates orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical staff concerning the management of digital collection activities. Works with staff to develop solutions for transfer, processing, and managing a wide variety of digital content from varied acquisitions sources. Serves as product owner and/or subject matter expert for development projects to support the lifecycle management of digital content.

Directs day-to-day operations of digital content management programs to ensure ongoing, efficient, and trustworthy ingest and processing of digital collection content. Manages ongoing operations and continuous improvement of practices to ensure enduring access to digital collections content. Manages reporting on the status of growth of processed and unprocessed digital collections. Advises top management on major issues related to the acquisition and lifecycle management of digital content.

Serves as an expert advisor on digital content management practices. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff at multiple levels throughout the service unit and across the Library, as well as with those in the larger digital content management community.

Using knowledge of digital libraries and technical solutions, provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and problems associated with digital lifecycle management. Identifies and applies new analytical techniques to address situations that are unique or not previously encountered.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Technical Services)
Location: Executive Office of the President (EOP), Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Executive Office of the President (EOP), Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library and Research Services (LRS) Division. The incumbent will serve as the Technical Services Branch Chief and LRS Systems Librarian, providing library and information services to officials and staff of the EOP and supporting policy making at the highest levels of the Executive Branch of the federal government.

Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Librarian (Technical Services), GS-1410-14, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Manages library resources to include staff and budgetary expenditures for print and electronic resources such as monographs, serials, legal materials, research databases, e-books, and e-journals.
  • Oversees management of and access to general and law library collections in subject areas related to the Presidency, economics, political science, U.S. government, public administration, international relations, trade, and national security.
  • Supervises a staff of professional librarians and library technicians.
  • Establishes priorities, assigns, distributes, and evaluates work performed by librarians and library technicians.
  • Provides advice, guidance, and counsels library employees regarding work and administrative matters, including addressing work performance and conduct issues with staff.
  • Establishes and updates policies, procedures, and desk guides for library technical services operations and resource management.
  • Evaluates, plans, oversees, and coordinates an acquisition program for library information resources, including contracts and purchase cards.
  • Oversees and manages the library management system, discovery interface, and related systems, serving as a primary point of contact for library technology issues.
  • Trains and guides staff in use of technical services modules of library management system.
  • Plans and implements technological improvements and migrations for library systems, applications, and technical infrastructure.
  • Oversees library cataloging and metadata processes to ensure effective customer access to print and electronic materials.
  • Oversees management of electronic resources including license negotiation, implementation, authentication, and ongoing access.
  • Plans and provides access to vendor training for librarians and library technicians.

Position: Web Applications Specialist
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Come work for Georgetown Law!  As part of Georgetown University we offer a comprehensive benefits package that currently offers 16 paid holidays including a break between Christmas and New Years and full-time staff accrues 16 days of paid leave in the first year. Medical, dental, and vision insurance are subsidized. Plus, after serving for one year, staff receive tuition assistance if they pursue a degree while they work for the university. Further information is available the Georgetown benefits site.

Job Summary:

This position develops and maintains the Law Library’s various websites running on Drupal, WordPress, and other electronic services to provide instructional and educational tools.

 Under direct supervision, assists in research and fact-finding to develop or modify information systems. Assists in preparing detailed specifications from which programs will be written. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents, and maintains those programs.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be:

  • Develop and maintain independent Drupal websites, for instance our Controlled Digital Lending site.

  • Create and extend custom Drupal modules and theme templates.

  • Maintains and develops web applications and resources for the Law Library’s website using WordPress, Microsoft Access, SQL, JSON and other technologies as needed.

  • Produces detailed documentation of developed applications.

  • Writes product and user documentation.

  • Trains Law Library staff in the use of web authoring software such as a Content Management Systems (CMS), and in other technologies and software as needed.

  • Maintains and improves own web programming skills and knowledge of educational technology.

What We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of work experience and education.

  • Technology capabilities required for this position include deep experience with Drupal and competency with WordPress, and PHP or Python programming.

  • Ability to work well in teams and with end-users.

  • Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

What We Would Like You To Have:

  • Drupal 7.x and Drupal 8.x custom module development.

  • Experience with managing and developing Drupal websites, especially migrating sites from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8.

  • Web Development

  • Experience with programming/scripting languages such as Python, Java, Ruby,

  • Experience with CSS.

  • Experience in developing code that meets current security standards.

  • Experience in implementing software to accommodate business needs.

  • Experience in PHP or like development environment.

  • Experience with Git version control.

Position: Reference Attorney or Law Librarian Position
Location: Fastcase, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Fastcase is the leading next-generation legal research service that puts a comprehensive national law library and powerful searching, sorting, and data visualization tools at attorneys’ fingertips.  A D.C. based information technology company founded in 1999, Fastcase is one of the fastest-growing legal research information solutions services in the United States servicing American law firms, in-house counsel, law schools, and government sectors.

Do you enjoy legal research? Do you enjoy teaching people tools that you’re passionate about? Do you enjoy presenting and sharing your expertise? Fastcase is seeking a research professional to join our Sales & Outreach team.  We change the practice of law every day — the ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking innovator. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting researchers in all 50 states in using the Fastcase research platforms.
    • Provide expertise in all jurisdictions with customers of varying experience in legal research and practice area
  • Presenting to diverse audiences, including via webinar and in person.
    • Presenting can include travel, so a willingness and ability to travel is a must.
  • Partner with Sales and Alliance teams to engage partners and their end-users with personalized engagement plans.
  • Collaborate with our product team to create new tools to enhance the research experience.
  • Collaborate with the content team for new products and materials

Requirements:

  • JD or MLIS with legal focus
  • 1-2 years of experience with presentation and communication
  • 1-2 years of business development experience is a plus
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, organizational, analytical, and time-management skills
  • Strong research skills with 1-2 years of experience preferred
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Technical competence
  • Be located in Pacific time zone state, such as Oregon, California, Washington State, Nevada. This is a remote office position
  • Occasional travel is required to attend market conferences, representing Fastcase; willingness to travel by all methods and must have a valid driver’s license

Fastcase offers a casual, collaborative work environment, comprehensive benefits (including: Premium Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life & Accidental Death and Disability insurance, Paid time off, 401(K) and competitive salary).

Please send your resume to resumes@fastcase.com.

Position: Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communication Lead
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to join a team of educators and service providers supporting George Mason faculty, researchers, students, and staff with needs related to Open Educational Resources (OER), Copyright, Fair Use, Open Licensing, and other scholarly communication matters.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director, Mason Publishing Group/George Mason University Press, the Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communication Lead will collaborate with colleagues in Mason Publishing, within the Libraries more broadly, and across the university to support the adoption and creation of open and affordable course content. The incumbent also provides guidance and compliance assistance on copyright and fair use issues related to OER, as well as copyright use in classroom teaching and technology, online courses, Mason Publishing supported journals, and university press publications. In the Scholarly Communications role, the incumbent leads the Libraries’ educational program and outreach activities to promote open access scholarly dissemination, provides expert guidance to faculty and students wishing to pursue open access venues for their research and publication projects, and consults and advises on intellectual property issues and copyright generally in the publishing process.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The Mason Publishing Group (http://publishing.gmu.edu/) unites the George Mason University Libraries’ digital publishing activities with the George Mason University Press to form a set of publishing services for the university.

Eight Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Librarian, ZA-1410-II (GS-9/11 Equivalent)
Location: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Information Services Office in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Salary: $59,534 to $93,638 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Information Services Office in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Are you ready to explore your future with NIST?
Your application package may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy.

Responsibilities
Working as a Librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), you will provide high-quality reference and research assistance, library instruction, and outreach services to NIST scientific, technical, and administrative staff in areas such as physics, biology, chemistry, materials science, engineering, information technology, business and industry news and trends. You will work shifts at the library information desk, conduct in-depth research queries, organize, synthesize, and compile results into a deliverable format that meets the customer’s needs, answer ready-reference questions, assist customers in the use of library databases, reference management tools, and provide circulation services as needed.

Position: Object Cataloger
Location: Corestaff Services, Government Contract, Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Object Cataloger on a government contract. We are recruiting for a museum or library professional for this project. The location is Bowie, MD.

This position reports to an on-site project manager and is part of a team that examines, researches, and describes artifacts, and writes donor biographies and historical summaries for the Museum’s online collections catalog. The work combines historical research and object research to tell the story of the artifact and its owner within the context of the Holocaust and World War II.

Responsibilities:

Duties include:

  • handling, examining, and describing delicate objects of various types
  • reviewing and assessing accession and donor documents
  • critical analysis of source information and synthesizing complex research
  • creating detailed catalog records per project standards and guidelines, and in accordance with Library of Congress and other recognized systems
  • writing original biographies and object narratives from institutional files, databases, and other research
  • managing time efficiently, working on multiple projects, and following through effectively with all issues and tasks
  • working independently and as part of a small, high performance team
    additional tasks, as needed

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.

Job Title
Library Technical Services Assistant (#S03165)
Job Description Summary
Montgomery College (MC), Office of Library Services located in Rockville, MD, has need for a full-time Library Technical Services Assistant, position #S03165. The position is a Grade 21, non-exempt level, bargaining position. Non-exempt positions are not eligible to work secondary jobs at the College. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Under supervision and/or direction, incumbents in this job class assist with the collegewide acquisition, receipt, bibliographic control, registration of online access, and delivery of materials to facilitate use of, and access to, the library’s electronic collections. Incumbents create and maintain bibliographic holdings, financial (purchase orders, invoices, monitoring fund balances), technical, and online configuration data in the library’s integrated library system (ILS), electronic resource vendor platforms, electronic resource management system, and related knowledge bases.

Contacts generally are with vendors, students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Head of Cataloging and Metadata
Location: George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, located in Washington, DC, seeks a qualified librarian for its head of cataloging & metadata position to begin as early as April 15, 2020. In support of Law School research needs, the librarian in this position oversees the Cataloging & Metadata Department, which provides bibliographic description and subject access to materials acquired for the library collection.  Basic qualifications for this position are a graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirement by the time of appointment; and at least three years of professional-level experience in cataloging and/or metadata services.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Review of applications will begin February 17, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.  For complete information and to apply for this position, please view the posting at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/73336. Please upload a resume, cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

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

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

Position: Intellectual Property (IP) Research Librarian
Location: Jones Day (any U.S. office)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Firm Research and Library Services Intellectual Property (IP) Research Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to lawyers, paralegals and support staff. The IP 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. The IP Research Librarian performs in-depth and complex intellectual property 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 intellectual property topics. Above all, the IP Research Librarian must fulfill the needs of the Firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s vision and values.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree required; Library Science or STEM degree preferred.

Minimum of five years demonstrated experience of law library resources, fundamentals, and procedures.

Minimum of two years of experience in patent research.

Experience with online searches using external databases and services including, but not limited to, PatDocs, PatBase, ProQuest, Docket Navigator, CompuMark, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law.

https://staffapply.jonesday.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=7&FilterJobCategoryID=6&FilterJobID=219

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Jones Day (Any U.S. Office)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Firm Research and Library Services Research Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to lawyers, paralegals and support staff. 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. 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. Above all, the Research Librarian must fulfill the needs of the Firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s vision and values.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree required; Library Science degree preferred.

Minimum of five years demonstrated experience in law library resources, fundamentals, and procedures.

Working knowledge of the litigation process and docketing, including creating updating and maintaining docket alerts, tracking and research.

Experience with online searches using external databases and services including, but not limited to, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, D&B Hoovers, Cheetah, and Capital IQ.

https://staffapply.jonesday.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=7&FilterJobCategoryID=6&FilterJobID=218

Position: Legal Research Analyst
Location: Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,030 to $93,638 per year

Summary
Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.
This position is located in the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 370481.
The salary range reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime or compflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Candidates who are referred to interview for this position will be required to complete a writing and/or editing assignment.

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

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

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

Provides legal and legislative reference services involving legal issues for an educationally and culturally diverse clientele, including Members of Congress, the judiciary, government agencies, foreign governments, scholars, academics, the practicing bar, the press and the general public. Assists Law Library clients in adapting and modifying research methods and techniques. Analyzes specialized or technical information from a wide variety of sources in English and foreign languages when responding to basic questions for legal and legislative information.

Position: Head of Content Acquisitions and Management
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Requirements

The Head of Content Acquisitions and Management oversees the Content Acquisitions Department, which encompasses activities relating to the acquisition or licensing of information resources for law library collections and the maintenance of the collection. The incumbent is responsible for law library functions relating to ordering and acquisition of print, electronic, other non-print, and archival materials, and processing and claiming serial publications in all formats. S/he oversees vendor relations, compilation and reporting of acquisitions, serials, and other collection statistics. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director and working with other Library Department Heads to develop library-wide policies and practices, the Head of Content Acquisitions and Management works closely with the Head of Cataloging and Metadata to improve workflows and ensure purchased materials are processed in a timely manner and has additional duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Manages acquisitions and serials activities to efficiently order and receive materials to be added to the library collection.
  • Co-chairs the Collection Development Committee with the Associate Director for Research and Collection Development, developing and implementing comprehensive plans, policies, and procedures for staff.
  • Develops short- and long-term strategies for staff development and training.
  • Supervises staff, providing tools, reviewing workflows and workloads, and facilitating training to promote effective work performance.
  • Administers operations for ordering and receiving library materials in all formats, selecting and evaluating the performance of library materials vendors.
  • Monitors approval plans, subscriptions, monographic series, blanket orders, memberships, package plans, standing orders, firm orders and all other types of library materials orders.
  • Reviews invoices, price discounts, and other vendor/library commercial arrangements, supervising the curation of license agreements.
  • Establishes and maintains positive business relations with the book and serials trade industries and other supplies of library materials.
  • Establishes, revises, and maintains quality record control procedures, including those regarding record creation and clean-up.
  • Develops policies and procedures to ensure timely and persistent availability of resources, working with administration and accounting to resolve payment or allocation issues.
  • Negotiates shared resources plans and cost sharing with other libraries.
  • Collaborates with other departments to implement improvements in workflow and activities which impact Content Acquisitions, other departments, and the overall collection including but not limited to: collection maintenance (e.g., weeding, item replacement), electronic resources processing and maintenance (ensuring library’s compliance with license terms), statistical analysis (inflation rates, analysis of usage statistics), and collection development.
  • Participates in library committees, task forces, and working groups as appropriate in order to advance this collaboration.
  • Participates in library committees and forums, search committees, task forces, etc. to contribute to the over-all welfare of the library operations or to represent the unit, performing work for other departments or sections as part of library-wide efforts in cross-training and personal development as needed.
  • Participates in professional organizations such as the American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, and the Law Librarians Society of the District of Columbia (LLSDC) as a representative of the library and to actively participate in the advancement and promotion of the librarian profession, serving in various leadership capacities within these groups.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies
  • Two years of supervisory and/or management experience
  • Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets, databases, and other technology tools
  • Strong capability in performance and management of detail-oriented tasks
  • Experience working with codes and data in an integrated library system with excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Commitment to enhancing services through teamwork and responsiveness to clients

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Ex Libris products and the acquisition of legal materials

Nine Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Librarian II, Mobile Job Center Specialist
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $47,604/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is searching for a qualified and experienced Librarian to fill a Mobile Librarian position for the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) Division.

Under the direction of the Chief of SLRC. The Librarian II duties include the day-to-day management of the Mobile Job Center, a state of the art, fully accessible one stop shop where clients will complete all parts of the job search in one visit.

Summary of Duties:
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department.

The Librarian II oversees the supervision of the Mobile Job Center and assists with the preparation of performance management evaluations and staff development and training initiatives. The Librarian II is responsible for maintaining the Mobile Job Center’s scheduling, employee records, as well as customer records. The Librarian II prepares reports, prepares and organizes records and statistical data, and attends professional and general staff meetings as availability provides.

The Mobile Job Center is a Library initiative contributing to economic growth in Baltimore city and beyond. The Center provides hardware and software customized to job search and application, training in computer and online job application, and training in interview skills. The Mobile Job Center is staffed by trained employment professionals to assist job seekers with all aspects of the job search.

The innovative Mobile Job Center’s key value lies in its ability to navigate the roadblocks many job seekers face including lack of transportation, need for computer training, lack of an email account or resume and need for interview coaching. The Mobile Job Center is a one stop shop where Library customers complete all parts of the job search in one visit.

The Library’s Mobile Job Center features 12 computer workstations, satellite internet access, exterior audio visual and broadcasting capabilities, leading edge workforce software, and connectivity for wireless mobile devices. The Center will travel to community agencies, malls, grocery stores, and other public areas in underserved neighborhoods where residents do not have easy access to library branches. The Mobile Job Center will also travel to Pratt library branches during non-operating hours, thus extending branch hours for patrons seeking job and career assistance. A similar plan is followed when the vehicle is off road for service.

The Librarian II
Provides career information, materials, and services that support the general public, and the library community’s information needs.
Researches, selects, and orders materials in a variety of formats relating to general career information, employment trends, resume writing, and interviewing skills.
Assists and advises Library customers and Library staff in the use of Mobile Job Center materials.
Answers customer inquiries concerning career information and provides consultation services to customers conducting a career search.
Develops outreach programs, workshops, and training to support customer needs.

The Librarian II develops an annual budget for the Mobile Job Center and evaluates the Center’s programs and performance. The Librarian II submits quarterly statistics to the Library Administration and outside funders as required describing the work of the Center.

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate must posses an MLS from an ALA accredited college or university and experience in developing programs for information delivery. This position also requires three to five years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting with a focus on workforce development and job and career training. Current or eligibility for MD Librarian Certification within 90 days of hire is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The successful candidate is expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate must have the ability work in concert with the other Mobile Job Center staff members, Library administrative staff, the Deputy Chief and the Chief of SLRC. The Librarian II will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated systems, online job databases, Microsoft software suite, and current job and career software packages is required.

Position: Librarian III, Selection Unit
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $60,665/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian III for the Collection Development Department.

Under the supervision of the Collection Development Department Manager, the Librarian III coordinates the projects and activities of the Selection Unit of the Collections and Access Services Division. The Librarian III supports the daily and on-going work of a selection team composed of two administration assistants and seven MLS degreed Librarians who purchase materials for Adult, Young Adult and Juvenile populations of Baltimore City and the State of Maryland. The Librarian III helps develop and is project manager for special projects of the unit, focusing on innovative trends and new ideas in collection development.

The Enoch Pratt Free library system consists of a Central Library, 21 branches, and 3 mobile vehicles and has a collection of approximately 2.3 million volumes including print and audio-visual products. Selection is one of three units in the Collection Development Department, which also includes the Acquisitions and Preservation Units. The position is located at the Central Library, which serves as the downtown branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, as well as the State Library Resource Center (SLRC).

Summary of Duties:
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division.

  • Assist with development and monitoring of annual print budget, financed by city and state allocations, grants, endowment and gift funds.
  • Assist Collection Development Department manager with Section unit planning, goal setting, and innovative ideas in support of the Library’s strategic plan.
  • Manage special projects of the Selection Unit, distributing work equitably and efficiently to ensure timely completion of project goals.
  • Monitor the expenditure of allocated funds to ensure encumbrance of all monies by end of fiscal year.
  • Develop and manage collection maintenance projects, including replacement and weeding, in order to strengthen the library’s diverse collections.
  • Work with library staff in order to ensure successful project implementation and completion.
  • Update and support the library’s selection policy, How Baltimore Chooses, on an ongoing basis.
  • Work with the CMD team to establish best practices for selection, invoicing, and materials conservation and preservation.
  • Identify new formats for purchase in order to increase library circulation and foot traffic into library locations.
  • Interpret library policies and procedures and disseminate to CMD team members.
  • Advocate for and collect useful data from various sources for usage by Selection and Acquisitions teams.
  • Support Technical Services Manager with Integrated Library System (ILS) database clean-up.
  • Monitor and evaluate job performance and development.
  • Design and manage training manual and documents for Collection Development Department staff.
  • Collate and summarize monthly reports submitted by team members.
  • Present a yearly report of Collection Development Department activities to CASD Unit Manager.
  • Establish, evaluate, and maintain relationships with vendors.
  • Negotiate and maintain contracts with vendors.
  • Keep abreast of current library policies and procedures.
  • Maintain awareness of current library trends, particularly those that pertain to selection and collection development and maintenance.
  • Participate in local, regional and national professional activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Five years of increasing responsibility in a selection unit, preferably in a public library. Demonstrated project management experience. Experience supervising and motivating staff. Demonstrated skill with Google, Microsoft Office Suite and Integrated Library Systems. Maryland State Librarian Certification required within one year of hire.

Desired Qualifications:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and balance large projects. Strong communication and customer service skills. Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

Knowledge , Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of library science principles, practices, trends, and techniques.
Energetic and innovative thinker with an understanding of current trends in collection development and a passion for exploring new possibilities for Library collections.
Understanding of public library principles, and administrative policies and procedures.
Experience selecting print materials and familiarity with web-based bibliographic and acquisitions tools.
Knowledge of current publishing trends and review sources.
Experience negotiating and managing contracts for library services and products.
Familiarity with emerging trends and issues in public libraries.
Working knowledge of integrated library systems, especially acquisitions and cataloging modules, preferably SIRSIDynix.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, co-workers, and other library staff.
Ability to communicate articulately and respectfully, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Ability to meet deadlines, adapt to changing priorities, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Demonstrated skills in time, workflow, and project management, with attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Demonstrated problem-solving ability and a commitment to excellent customer service.

Position: Librarian Supervisor I, (Branch Manager)
Location: Pratt Library Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $64,505/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is in search of a Librarian Supervisor I for the Neighborhood Library Services (NLS) division to plan, administer and supervise the delivery of services provided by a Pratt Library neighborhood branch.

The ideal candidate is an experienced and effective leader who is committed to innovation and expanding public services in a large metropolitan area.

Summary of Duties:
Under the supervision of the Librarian Supervisor II (Group Supervisor), administers
and operates a branch library within the Library’s policies and procedures. Plans,
administers and supervises the delivery of service from a neighborhood branch. Responsible for providing the public with library services and the interpretation of policies and procedures; Responsible for supervising and training staff in reference skills (including use of automated databases) and in the development of community services. Responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of staff time records. Prepares evaluations for all staff members. Responsible for the development and maintenance of materials collection which meets the needs and interests of the community. Consults and cooperates with various age-level specialists concerning branch materials and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by ALA required.
Three years successful library experience, including reference work in the
subject field or allied field(s) and in an administrative and supervisory capacity.
Maryland Certification in Library Science required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A working knowledge of the literature in the subject field(s), both bibliographic and general.
  • Knowledge of the use and operation of automated databases and systems.
  • Ability to provide effective leadership for staff and skill in human relations.
  • Commitment to innovative and expanding public services in a large metropolitan area.
  • Ability to make long-range plans and carry forth the Library’s objectives.
  • Understanding of library/community relationships, with the ability to interpret and promote them to both organized and informal groups.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Manager of Digital Resources
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $68,562/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is looking for a dynamic Librarian Supervisor II to manage the Digital Resources Department in our Collections and Access Services Division.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief, Collections and Access Services Division, the Librarian Supervisor II plans, develops and manages three of the library’s organizational units with state functions: Digital Maryland, Government Documents, and the eResources Unit.

Summary of Duties:
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring division.

Provides vision and leadership for a recently created department intended to serve as the hub of digital resources for the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Enoch Pratt Free Library serves as the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) for the State of Maryland. Working with libraries of all kinds across the state, SLRC provides cooperative, cost effective resources and services for Maryland libraries and their customers.

Supervises a department that combines three crucial state roles:

  • Digital Maryland, which is a collaborative, statewide digitization program for Maryland that facilitates the digitization and digital exhibition of historical and cultural documents, images, audio and video held by Maryland institutions.
  • Government Documents, including the State Publication Depository and Distribution Program, which supports library participants across the state with print and/or electronic state documents.
  • The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s ebook resources and databases, as well as the selection and purchase of the Sailor Network databases, which provide a core collection to public libraries across Maryland.

Supervises, trains and evaluates the librarians working in the above three units with state functions, Digital Maryland, Government Documents, and the Sailor Databases.

Develops policies and procedures related to digital libraries and their functions, supervises the statewide Government Documents program, and the selection and collection maintenance of the electronic resources for the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Serves as the primary outreach lead for Digital Maryland, Government Documents, and the Sailor network. This role develops and maintains partnerships with constituents across the state for each of the department’s roles.

In concert with the Deputy Chief of CASD, this position negotiates contracts for the library’s databases and ebook vendors, as well as the statewide contract for all Sailor databases.

Participates in statewide groups related to the departments mission and serve as the Library’s representative to these organizations and consortia.

Creates and provides training programs for topics related to digital resources for the Enoch Pratt Free Library and across the state of Maryland.

Holds annual meetings, conferences and symposiums for various aspects of the department.

Stays current with trends in librarianship, especially those related to digital libraries, government documents and eresources.

Sets department goals and objectives in support of the Library’s Strategic Plan.

Prepares reports for Library administration and participates in the creation of reports for Statewide committees.

Minimum Qualifications:
MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited college or university. A minimum of two years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting required. Maryland Library Certification or eligibility within 90 days of hire is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and balance large projects.
  • Ability work in concert with Library administrative staff, and constituents across the state.
  • Will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures, especially experience with digital libraries, government document units, and/or eresources including ebooks and database selection and management.
  • Successful outreach experience across a diverse constituency. A high energy individual with the ability to connect with and promote departmental services across the state.
  • Experience with procedures and project management best practices in a digitization lab, including materials handling, scanning and metadata maintenance activities.
  • Experience with contract negotiations.
  • Excellent planning skills to ensure successful events, meetings, conferences and symposium.
  • Background in selection of library resources, preferably including ebooks and databases.
  • Thorough knowledge of managerial practices and trends. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the library community, with staff and with the public.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation ability.
  • Administrative insight and broad professional outlook; progressive development, knowledge and use of digital asset management systems, preferably ContentDM.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Ability to meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities. Flexible team player.
  • Knowledge and use of computer software in a Windows environment. Excellent organizational skills.

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Special Collections
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $68,562/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is looking for a dynamic Librarian Supervisor II to manage the Special Collections Department in our State Library Resource Center Division.

Summary of Duties:
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring division.

The Special Collections Manager will be experienced in:

Provides leadership and consultation services statewide. Sets best practices in the areas of the management of special collections, archives management and handling, and conservation/preservation techniques, often technology based to insure long term collection stability.

Develops long range plans to guide staff and the Library in order to create stable access and protection to rare and unique items and collections owned and housed at the Library.

Establishes best practices, manages staff, and manages the preservation, processing, and arrangement of the Library’s historical collections. Establishes goals and timelines for the processing and preservation of the historical records of the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center. Targets rare and fragile materials for preservation and stabilization.

Manages staff and volunteers in the processing of collections as they research the history of the collections, and write finding aids according to professional standards. Writes project descriptions for volunteers and interns. Develops procedures, trains and guides staff and volunteers in professional best practices.

Establishes standards of use and handling of Special Collections materials for staff and communicates those standards to customers. Providing access to Library materials to researchers, authors and Maryland libraries through email, chat, and the digitization of documents and photographs.

Delivers presentations and workshops for both the public programs and Maryland library staffs on the preservation of materials including, documents and photographs.

Manages the intellectual property requests and permissions in relation Library collections including the estate of H.L. Mencken and the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center including fees based upon current copyright law and current cost standards.

Coordinates with Digital Maryland unit of the Library to produce high resolution image files for customer use on request.

Oversees the creation of inventories and databases cataloging the rare and unique materials of the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center. Supervises the targeting and preservation of rare and/or fragile materials. Manages and curates the installation of exhibits promoting the Library’s unique and historical collections. Plans, implements and monitors long term projects to preserve and increase access to the collections of the Library.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited college or university. A minimum of two years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting required. Maryland Library Certification.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability work in concert with Library administrative staff, the Chief of SLRC, and Baltimore City Maryland State government customers.
  • Will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated systems and popular software is required.

Position: Director for the Library
Location: Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.

In 2018, HCC became an Achieving the Dream institution, joining a network of higher education institutions and partners to enhance community college student opportunity, access, and success. We’re continuously working to enhance our student experience using evidence-based improvement and building a strong data infrastructure.

Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 70 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.

The Director of the Library leads all aspects of the HCC Library. Duties include, but are not limited to, strategically overseeing the daily operations; administering policies and procedures; managing staff, budget, facilities, technology, and collections to meet the needs of the curriculum and the campus community; providing leadership in support of teaching and learning for student success through collaborating with other academic divisions to develop, maintain and assess a strong information literacy program; providing leadership to the Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative; assessing the effect of Library services on student success; and supporting the transition to an integrated Learning Commons model.

Other duties include overseeing programming and operations of the Hays-Heighe House historic home; providing general academic leadership and College service through participation in various College committees, groups, and task forces; participating in statewide affinity groups; collaborating with other libraries and cultural institutions; reaching out to the local community to encourage use of the Library as a resource for the community; and other duties as assigned.

This is an exempt, administrator position reporting to the Dean of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation.

Requirements
A master’s degree, preferably from an ALA-accredited institution, and five to seven of experience working in an academic library.

Applicants will be evaluated on criteria including, but not limited to:

  • Experience managing staff, including hiring, supervising, and evaluating performance
  • Experience in resource management, including budget, facilities, collection, and technology
  • Knowledge of contemporary practices in academic libraries, including learning commons
  • Strategic planning and innovation experience, including project management
  • Experience managing daily library operations, including setting policy and overseeing technical and access services
  • Experience evaluating and assessing library programs and resources
  • Demonstrated focus on student success, including information literacy and OER (open educational resources) program administration
  • Experience preparing reports and grants.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

For best consideration apply online by January 26, 2020.

Position: Information Manager
Location: American Library Association, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The American Library Association (ALA) seeks an Information Manager in its Public Policy and Advocacy (PPA) office. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

ALA is the foremost national association for libraries and information centers in the world, delivering pragmatic solutions to pressing issues such as expanding economic opportunity, advancing education and learning in the global economy, as well as strengthening the public interest in information policy issues such as telecommunications, copyright/licensing, access to government information, funding, privacy and free speech.

The Information Manager has two primary responsibilities. First, this position provides library services for the office, which includes managing online resources and subscriptions and providing direct reference services. Second, the Information Manager has operational responsibility for our Salesforce customer-relationship management (CRM) system, both to manage it on a day-to-day basis as well as to lead efforts to improve its effectiveness.

Responsibilities:

• CRM Coordination and Data Analysis: Use Salesforce to enter and manage data; design, develop, and deliver reports and dashboards that measure progress and impact of campaigns; ensure data integrity and internal workflow; and maintain documentation of system configuration and team processes.

• Research and Reference: Anticipate, locate, evaluate, and supply information needed by PPA staff through databases, research, internal information analysis, and news sources of interest to the association.

• Other Duties: Support and participate in special events and projects sponsored by, or of interest to, the staff and membership.

Salary: Negotiable from the low 50s, based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and a retirement annuity.

FOR CONSIDERATION

Apply online including cover letter and resume

(Additional documents are uploaded on the same screen as your resume)

OR

Please send cover letter and resume to:

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

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

Requirements
Master’s degree in library science or a closely allied area; minimum three years of experience in researching and handling information requests; prefer experience with Salesforce and database management. This individual must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Position: Librarian, ZA-1410-3/4 (DE/CR)
Location: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring MD
Salary: $72,030 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), NOAA Central Library with one vacancy in Silver Spring, MD.

This position is also announced under vacancy number OAR-2020-0008, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian, you will perform the following duties:

  • Administer, evaluate, and maintain all modules of the library’s Integrated Library System (ILS). Troubleshoot system problems and develop processes and procedures for resolving substantive ILS issues. Serve as point of contact for the collection of all Central Library metrics. Perform procurement market research, testing and implementation of new systems and products, and enhancements to current library systems. Act as Contracting Officer’s Representative on all systems-related procurements.
  • Employ formal usability testing methods and data analysis to assess effectiveness of library services and technologies. Recommend improvements to operational processes to ensure that NOAA’s research publications are submitted to and discoverable from within the NOAA Institutional Repository.
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of emerging trends and issues in library discovery, metadata and electronic delivery technologies. Evaluate potential of new library technologies for adaptation, and recommend policy and procedural changes designed to improve library access and efficiency. Serve as the principle adviser on library systems and technologies. Represent Library Director at intra and interagency meetings on IT applications and serve as liaison to the NOAA Web Council.
  • Serve as the Central Library Web Master. Facilitate and coordinate communications concerning the development of Web-based content and services. Support projects related to library technology initiatives such as adoptions of open link resolver technology, web archiving, and improvement of the NOAA Photo Library and other web-based information services and digitization of library resources.

These duties are described at the full performance level of the ZA-4; the ZA-3 is developmental leading to such performance.

Position: Assistant Director and Senior Specialist (American Law Division)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $131,239 to $197,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a senior manager to lead its American Law Division (ALD), one of CRS’ five research divisions. CRS provides objective, nonpartisan, and authoritative legislative research, analysis, and consultative support exclusively to the U.S. Congress.

Responsibilities
This position serves as head of the American Law Division, a major CRS research division. In this capacity, and reporting directly to the Director of CRS, the Assistant Director leads, plans, directs, and evaluates the work of a team of attorneys in its production of written products and consulting services in support of the U.S. Congress. Working directly with congressional committees and Members of the House and Senate, ALD attorneys contribute to an informed national legislature as it considers legal and policy issues of importance to the American people. Areas of research, analysis, and consultative support include all facets of law in the United States, including administrative, business, civil rights, constitutional, energy, environmental, health, immigration, intellectual property, international, labor, military, national security, procurement, tax and trade law. The Assistant Director ensures that both written and consulting work is of the highest quality and consistently meets the Service’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility.

The Assistant Director leads implementation of the Service’s agenda for legal issues within the division’s areas of responsibility, including approaches, frameworks, and methodologies for addressing policy and legislative issues. This includes demonstrating personal intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional needs in the policy areas for which the Assistant Director has direct management responsibility and assuring access to the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing needs of the United States Congress at a sustained level of excellence. This also includes exercising overall responsibility and delegated authority for the oversight and management of the division’s human, financial, material, and information research assets, including a staff of approximately 70 employees. In performing these activities, the Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring that the research, analytical, and consulting activities of the division are fully aligned with the legislative needs of Congress and with the priorities, goals, and policies of CRS for meeting those needs.

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

Major duties of this position include:

  • In collaboration with other senior managers, leads, plans, directs, and evaluates the legal research, analyses, and consulting services of the Service in policy areas for which the incumbent has direct research management responsibility and ensures that such activities are fully aligned with the legislative needs of the United States Congress and with the priorities, goals, and policies of CRS for meeting those needs.
  • Demonstrates personal intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional needs in the policy areas for which the incumbent has direct research management responsibility, in formulating and maintaining an agenda to meet those needs, in guiding and directing relevant research of individuals and groups, and in reviewing and evaluating the work of researchers and their managers.
  • Ensures all research, analysis, and consulting services provided by the division are of the highest quality and meets CRS’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility.
    Counsels the Director and Deputy Director on all aspects of the management and operations of the Congressional Research Service and advises on matters relating to the research activities, operations, and mission of the Service.
  • Serves as a principal representative to committees and officers of the United States Congress, other legislative agencies and the Library of Congress, executive departments and agencies, professional organizations, universities, and other research organizations on the broadest matters related to CRS research, policy, and organization.
  • Oversees and ensures compliance with human resource management functions and requirements for division staff. Establishes and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff members.

The Assistant Director leads 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, fostering integrity and honesty, communicating effectively, and managing conflict and crisis. Exhibits commitment to the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies.

Qualifications
The competencies below are required for this position. Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.

A candidate’s resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

Expert knowledge of American law**: Applies expert, multidisciplinary knowledge of the theories, relevant laws and regulations, concepts, processes, techniques, principles, and/or practices of American law to address legal questions in a public policy setting and in the context of federal law and legislation. This includes knowledge of the history, trends, interrelationships, and current status of the fields of American law and interrelationships with other key fields and disciplines.

Ability to lead, develop and execute legal research and consulting support in a public policy setting**: Leads implementation of the Service’s legal research and consulting agenda with respect to the division. Develops innovative and creative ideas to advance the quality of the research and the success of the Service. Recommends specific policies and procedures for improving efficiency and effectiveness of research management and operations of the Service and assesses their implications. Oversees and manages legal and legislative research and consulting services across and within major research areas. Demonstrates intellectual leadership and understanding of the current national legal discourse by formulating and executing a research agenda to address those issues. Guides and directs research of individuals and groups, and critically reviews and evaluates the work of legislative attorneys and their managers. This includes managing, organizing, and evaluating the legal analysis of public policy issues at the federal level; ensuring that the legal components of public policy problems are appropriately conceptualized and defined; information and research are fully analyzed and synthesized; the implications of statutory and case law are identified and appropriate conclusions are drawn; alternatives are generated and assessed; the consequences of choosing each alternative are evaluated; and established requirements are applied (e.g., objectivity and authoritativeness) in the development, evaluation, and maintenance of products and services.

Ability to lead people and manage a workforce**: Oversees the overall performance of the division by assessing staffing requirements in relation to current and anticipated needs of the Congress, developing staffing plans, justifications, and requests, and making policy area assignments for and evaluating staff in order to assure the availability of the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing needs of Congress at a sustained level of excellence. Develops and oversees recruiting, hiring, mentoring, and training a diverse workforce as well as builds and maintains exceptional staff performance.

Ability to exercise judgment and discretion**: Demonstrates awareness of the likely consequences or implications of one’s own actions and work within the context of agency/ organizational/ departmental standards. Acts appropriately in a given situation (e.g., with colleagues, clients, media/press), using discretion, and being committed to confidentiality.

Ability to assess the quality of products and services**: Evaluates the content, organization, and relevance of a range of products and services to meet the quality standards of a public policy organization. Makes suggestions to improve these products and services.

Ability to think strategically and lead change: The ability to establish and implement a strategic vision and direction for an organization or group and to lead/effect change. This includes evaluating interdependencies and interrelationships among functions and resources and outcomes; developing performance targets; and identifying strategic opportunities. This also includes championing ideas that promote the mission with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness; gaining support and commitment from others; and motivating and inspiring others.

Ability to write and review the writing of others: The ability to write a variety of clear, cogent, accurate, and well-organized written products and to evaluate the written products of others to ensure they meet the quality standards of a public policy organization.

Ability to apply knowledge of congressional decision making: Applies knowledge of congressional decision making, including how legislation becomes law, the federal budget process, the appropriations process, and oversight, sufficient to ensure timely and legislatively relevant assistance to congressional committees, Members, and senior staff. Has knowledge of institutional and political environment, including the context in which congressional decision making occurs, the roles and relationships of the President and executive and independent agencies, the judiciary, state and local governments, and interest groups, and the ramifications of those decisions on existing policies and affected constituencies.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing: Ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.

Continue with the application process only if you are able to document on your resume that you meet all the critical competency requirements at the levels described below.

1. Expert knowledge of American law: I am recognized by decision makers as a professional resource in specific areas of American law at the federal level.

2. Ability to lead, develop and execute legal research and consulting support in a public policy setting: I have routinely developed and managed a work unit’s portfolio in specific areas of American law at the federal level. This included managing research and analysis for the production of written products and services to client(s).

3. Ability to lead people and manage a workforce: I have led and managed a professional research staff (e.g., responsible for developing staffing plans, recruiting and hiring, assigning work, evaluating performance).

4. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion: In execution of work duties, I was routinely relied upon to exercise judgment and discretion.

5. Ability to assess the quality of products and services: I evaluated and critically reviewed a range of products and services for compliance with established professional organizational standards and made independent judgments on acceptability of material.

 

 

Four Positions: Washington DC & Maryland

Position: Senior Research Librarian
Location: Finnegan, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Temporary Legal Reference Librarian
Location: Law Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Title: Legal Reference Librarian
Service Unit/Division: Law Library
Office: Global Legal Research Directorate/Public Services Division
Series: 1410
Grade: GS 11
Duration: Not to Exceed 120 days
Tour of Duty: Full-time, fixed schedule

Duties:

The Law Library of Congress seeks a well-qualified legal reference librarian with relevant education and experience providing legal and legislative information services to diverse and demanding clients in a large law library or similar legal information organization. This position is located in the Public Services Division, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress.  The duties of this position include the following:

  • Responds to legal and legislative inquiries from Members of Congress, congressional committees and other congressional offices, federal courts, government agencies, libraries, the bar, and the general public. Inquiries may be received in person, by telephone, in writing, and by electronic means.
  • Prepares tailored written responses to digital reference and research inquiries.
  • Instructs onsite and remote patrons on the content, nature, and use of Law Library print resources and databases, as well as online collections.
  • Directs patrons to proper specialists, resources, or services within the Law Library and other areas of the Library of Congress.
  • Reviews print, electronic, and/or microform collections as assigned and exercises care to ensure collection material is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage.
  • Carries out technical and service functions to access, arrange, describe, preserve, or dispose of Law Library collection materials.
  • Delivers orientations and briefings on Law Library services and collections and/or tours of the Law Library, as assigned.
  • Liaises or communicates with librarians and other information professionals both within the Library of Congress and outside of the organization.
  • Participates in special projects and programs as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities accepted:

  • Substantial knowledge of US federal and state law research methods and resources; familiarity with comparative, foreign, and international law research methods and resources.
  • Knowledge of law library practices and procedures, especially in providing legal reference services.
  • Ability to perform legal and legislative reference duties with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to apply a strong public service demeanor when providing legal and legislative information services to diverse and demanding users.
  • Ability to interact effectively with Members of Congress and their staff; Law Library and Library of Congress staff; federal and state court and agency staff and librarians; representatives of foreign, international, federal, and state governments; and dignitaries, attorneys, students, and members of the public.
  • Ability to provide concise as well as thorough oral and written research guidance utilizing creative methodologies to respond to complex inquiries.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to timely execute and complete assignments working independently and in collaboration with other division and Law Library staff.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, to complete multiple time-sensitive assignments and projects at the same time, and to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to aid in guidance of junior professional and technical staff.
  • Ability to utilize information technology (online databases and Library catalog) and applicable software (Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).

If you’re interested in being considered, please submit an email to LLCTemp@loc.gov by close of business Thursday, January 16, 2020 that includes your expression of interest, a copy of your resume, and your official college transcripts.  Interviews may be held. If you have any questions submit them to LLCTemp@loc.gov.

Position: Librarian (Metadata)
Location: Agricultural Research Services, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $59,534 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is responsible for creating, acquiring, configuring, and managing metadata for NAL’s bibliographic, scientific, and cultural heritage resources. This position supports the business aspects of NAL’s metadata services, including: stakeholder and customer management, customer-focused business requirements gathering, service/product design and workflow specification, data management planning, and indexing and cataloging content in agriculture, food, and the related sciences.

Responsibilities

  • Create scientific and bibliographic metadata by using available tools or developing custom transform scripts.
  • Apply metadata expertise to evaluate, implement, or develop metadata standards for scientific research data and literature.
  • Contribute metadata expertise for evaluating, implementing, or developing data ingest and search applications.
  • Index content and create records for AGRICOLA, PubAg, Ag Data Commons, and NAL Digital Collections databases, using indexing and annotation tools, semantic web technology, and natural language processing tools.
  • Propose revisions and enhancements to the NAL Thesaurus of agricultural terms.
  • Catalog monographs, serials, audiovisual materials, and maps, using OCLC and Voyager according to either Resource Description and Access (RDA) or Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition revised (AACR2) cataloging standards.
  • Participate in cooperative cataloging and name authority control initiatives with other library and research institutions and organizations on international, national, regional and local levels.
  • Support NAL’s Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable (FAIR) data services and data management planning.
  • Develop and deliver education, training, and outreach materials to specified customer and stakeholder groups.
  • Participate with stakeholder and customer groups to gather requirements.
  • Advise on developing services, products, and workflows to meet business requirements.

Position: Digital Archivist
Location: Business Operations Division of the Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB), Silver Spring, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Digital Archivist supports the Business Operations Division of the Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB). This position electronically scans, tags with appropriate meta data, and files scientific articles, historical and other documents, as well as writes and publishes the minutes of various scientific meetings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Electronically scans at least 120 onion skin pages per day or up to 160 standard pages per day for archival. Documents include printed scientific articles, historical documents, and other documents as directed. Some documents are fragile and require careful handling.

Saves files electronically for database access.

Applies metadata to each scanned article or document.

Assigns file names and/or numbers and files documents electronically in accordance with the AFPMB filing system.

Writes the minutes from biennial board meetings and other meetings as deemed necessary.

Travels as necessary to attend meetings and document minutes.

Works independently with the client on a daily basis and keeps CNI Project Manager informed about work assigned by client and progress in completing.

Operates office equipment such as computers, copiers, telephones, and scanners. Performs basic operations on data processing equipment.

Completes assignments with a high degree of accuracy.

Ensures the confidentiality and security of records is maintained.

Follows applicable policies and procedures to classify multiple pieces of information.

Ensures standards are met in compliance with statutory and regulatory provisions, policies and instructions, and all other applicable requirements.

Provides general clerical assistance to include invoicing, making travel arrangements, time sheet administration, and annual reporting assistance.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.

One Position: Washington DC

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Williams & Connolly LLP is currently seeking a Research Librarian.  Under the direction of the Head of Research, the Research Librarian position has primary responsibilities for, but are not limited to:

  • Perform cost efficient research over a wide range of topics including:  legal, legislative, business, intellectual property, public records, news, medical, and social media;
  • Work in a fast paced environment with the ability to prioritize requests as needed;
  • Assist with the training of attorneys and staff on effective use of research databases;
  • Knowledge and proficiency of legal sources including research databases such as Lexis, Westlaw, Accurint, PACER and the Internet;
  • Knowledge and proficiency with Library related systems (e.g., basic HTML for maintaining links on Library portal page & catalog, etc.);
  • Knowledge and proficiency with federal and state legislative history and research.

Requirements:

Successful candidate must be highly service-oriented with the ability to interact regularly with attorneys and staff.  He/She should possess strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills, as well as the ability to multi-task.  Ability to adapt and to learn new databases, sources, and skills are a must.  The ideal candidate is required to have a minimum of:

  • A Master’s Degree in Library/Information Sciences;
  • Minimum 2 years library experience in a legal setting or professional services firm;
  • Proficiency with applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and EXCEL;
  • Proficiency with library software;
  • Ability to lift & carry 15 lbs.

Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science

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