Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Coordinator
Location: Groom Law Group, Chartered

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Overview

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

Competencies

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

Location: Washington, DC

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

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

Essential Responsibilities:

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

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

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

Submission Requirements:

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

Qualifications:

Education:

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

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

Eleven Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Archivist
Location: National Gallery of Art
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The incumbent is responsible for supporting the Gallery Archives program. Assists with preserving records in all physical forms, and interpreting Gallery history through various communication channels including the internet. Requires the application of professional archival methods in arranging, preserving, and describing records. Knowledge and experience represented by an advanced degree in archives and information services, and American history through undergraduate or graduate studies.

Duties

As the Archivist, you will:

  • Perform a range of core preservation, arrangement, descriptive, and metadata tasks to ensure the long-term viability of archival collections and to make the materials discoverable to internal and external researchers.
  • Assist with appraising, surveying, and transferring analog and born-digital records from Gallery offices to the possession of Gallery Archives using established records disposition schedules and tools.
  • Provide reference services for internal and external persons seeking historical or other museum information, following Archives policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for ordering and maintaining office and special archival supplies; serves as department’s purchase card holder; maintains department’s extensive subject and research files, and other support activities as assigned.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: U.S. Courts
Salary: $74,950 – $116,718

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims is seeking a Law Librarian to support the work of the Court. As a court of record, the Court is part of the United States judiciary and not part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The laws creating and establishing the Court are codified in chapter 72 of title 38, United States Code. The Court has exclusive jurisdiction over decisions of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board or BVA).

Duties

The Court reviews Board decisions appealed by claimants who believe the Board erred in its decision. The Court’s review of Board decisions is based on the record before the agency and arguments of the parties, which are presented in a written brief, with oral argument generally held only in cases presenting new legal issues.

The Librarian performs duties and has responsibilities such as the following:

  • Oversees technical services: acquisitions, cataloging, classification, and materials processing.
  • Maintains Court inventory of law books, subscriptions, and chambers book collections. Purge obsolete and/or unwanted resources, while remaining in compliance of federal and local regulations and policies.
  • Selects and acquires library materials, including print and electronic information resources to meet the needs of the Court and establishes relationships with library service vendors.
  • Provides research, reference, and consultation services for the judges and other Court personnel.
  • Assists and instructs Court personnel with computer searches and library research methods.
  • Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs and schedules Westlaw and Lexis training sessions.
  • Manages an interlibrary loan program through personal contact with the Library of Congress and other federal libraries in DC. (The library does not participate in OCLC/ILIAD.)
  • Maintains an online integrated library catalog system which is accessible to Court personnel. The library currently uses SirsiDynix, which houses and updates the Court’s system on their servers.
  • Manually upload Court decisions/opinions to files for inclusion on the Court’s website.
  • Serves as the liaison with Westlaw and Lexis, trouble-shooting any problems with the publication of the Court’s documents.
  • Participates in library networks, initiates and maintains professional contacts with other librarians to provide the fullest possible range of research materials to judges and other court staff.
  • Develops and justifies the library’s annual budget.
  • Participate in managing and maintaining the content of the CAVC internet and intranet websites. Develop, format, write and/or edit new and existing webpage content.

Complexity

The tasks performed vary daily and cover a broad range of library functions. The incumbent independently makes decisions based on thorough knowledge of the profession and the library’s policies, practices, and judicial needs.

Organizational Relationships

The Librarian interacts primarily with judges, chambers staff, and the legal staff for the purpose of providing legal research or other library services. The incumbent also has contact with others including the finance, administrative, and support staff. Contacts within and outside the Court are made to seek, exchange, and provide information.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Government Publishing Office
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

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

Duties

  • Serve as Supervisor for the Outreach and User Support team responsible for providing consultations, customer service and customer training for products and services.
  • Leads the strategic planning, development, and operational direction and oversight of outreach and user support services;
  • Administers a consultation and on-site training program which will provide technical support and best practices direction for FDLP member depository operations.
  • Develops and implements business processes and improved, updated operating methods to facilitate the satisfactory completion of the work performed.
  • Establishes and implements policy direction for the Outreach and User Support team. Plans overall work o9f the team, setting priorities and establishing objectives.
  • Restructures and reorients the long-range goals and objectives of FDSS to more effectively and efficiently provide consulting, training, and support services to the depository library community.
  • Attends professional conferences and meetings to maintain and enhance level of knowledge related to the library community needs and operations fo the FDLP.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Discovery and Preservation Services is seeking a Librarian for the Southeast Europe Section, Germanic and Slavic Division of the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate. This position reports directly to the head of the section. This is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger.

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Mexico, Central America & Caribbean Section, African, Latin American & Western European Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 128316.
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.

Duties

The Federal Library and Information Center (FEDLINK) is an interagency organization of federal agencies established originally as the Federal Library Committee by the Librarian of Congress, at the behest of federal librarians and the Office of Management and Budget (The Bureau of the Budget). FEDLINK’s purpose is to foster excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation FEDLINK also serves as a forum for discussion of federal library and information policies, programs, and procedures to help inform Congress, federal agencies, and others concerned with library and information centers. FEDLINK serves over 1,000 federal libraries and information centers as their purchasing, training and resource-sharing consortium. Using FEDLINK contracts, federal libraries, information centers and other offices obtain services directly from commercial sources, including electronic databases; cataloging, interlibrary loan, acquisitions, and serials control support from bibliographic utilities; ordering services of book jobbers and serials subscription agencies. The FEDLINK network also functions as a center for evaluating new library technologies. FEDLINK Network Operations (FNO) serves as the technical program office for FEDLINK, and provides staff support for program activities. FNO advises and assists FEDLINK members in the procurement and use of library-oriented commercial systems, software, services and publications. FNO provides technical support for FEDLINK’s procurement program for information services and publications by preparing technical specifications, solicitations and other contract documents; coordinating technical review panels for vendor proposals; and serving as the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representatives. FNO supports a broad range of informational and educational programs including training and demonstrations of library and information services, technology and best practices, for the benefit of U.S. Federal libraries throughout the world.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, cooperative partners, and other specialists in order to establish contracts and share information as well as to coordinate processes within FEDLINK and between FEDLINK and its partner companies and customer agencies. As a consultant, recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Regularly explains technical information to individuals or groups. Conducts workshops and orientation sessions for staff and visitors. Represents the organization at conferences, seminars and exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development and to represent FEDLINK and its membership. Serves as a liaison with companies in a specific subject area or areas, e.g. cataloging, Interlibrary Loan, or reference services. As assigned, serves as liaison to FEDLINK working groups, e.g. the FEDLINK Education Working Group; serves on other LC committees or task forces as the work requires.

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. Recommends new companies and service areas for the FEDLINK program. Revises existing technical specifications for statements of work to reflect changes in technology and practices. Serves as Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative for one or more areas of FEDLINK services, and as chair of technical panels evaluating proposals from vendors of library services. Identifies areas for improvement in established methods. Develops and shares new information sources. Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of requests. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts.

Writes and/or edits materials of a highly complex subject matter utilizing an extensive knowledge of a subject area to provide accurate interpretation and explanation of the subject. Analyzes and reviews the preparation and organization of complex projects. Performs the review of the preparation and processing for the final material being produced. Provides technical guidance and trains new staff or interns in processing large and difficult projects.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Mexico, Central America & Caribbean Section, African, Latin American & Western European Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 128316.
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.

Duties

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control. A foreign language may be required for this position depending on the geographical area for which functions are being performed. For example, staff processing and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language.

Follows well-established procedures and specific instructions from the supervisor, and uses a variety of interrelated steps and procedures, to order and process different types of library materials from different acquisition sources. Performs rudimentary searches of reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases. Receives, inspects, and processes library material in all formats received from all sources (governmental, exchange, gift, purchase). Learns to prepare acquisition acknowledgment letters. Assists in determining material that needs to be claimed and learns to issue appropriate claims to suppliers. Learns to process cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records. Records receipts for specific types of serials, such as inkprint periodicals, on the appropriate entry in online or manual files. Learns to check in serials in other formats (e.g., bound volumes, microforms, CDROMs). Open, sorts, and processes incoming mail, including regular, registered, certified and freight mail. Stamps materials with the appropriate acquisition stamp and date. Promptly forwards misrouted mail to its correct destination. Assures prompt delivery of time-sensitive mail. Maintains supplies and performs basic equipment maintenance. Shelflists materials under close supervision, using standard tools and according to established procedures. Consults the shelflist or the appropriate classification schedule to verify whether the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Completes the subclassification, and establishes the elements of the location symbol to the point at which the call number for each item is unique or places it in conflict with neighboring items. Corrects or updates bibliographic data when needed. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Updates and inputs data and records based on annotations prepared by senior staff. Adds copies to the database, transcribes the correct call number in the item, adds holdings to the file, and assigns copies to the reference or custodial collections. Receives training in content designation for newly created and updated bibliographic records. With the assistance of a designated trainer, learns to perform database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Also works with a trainer to learn to create and revise bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Refers problems and items needing authority work to senior staff.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Using large bibliographic databases, receives and sorts materials into bound and unbound categories. Checks in materials. Prepares materials for digital conversion or binding. Attaches call numbers. Disposes of items not considered useful for library programs.

Orients and provides information to patrons about specialized programs, reader registration procedures, physical layout, and directions to other library locations. Answers routine directional questions. Assists readers in using computerized searching tools. Assists patrons participating with library programs. Verifies the credentials of all visitors and monitors users to make sure they select from proper stacks of materials based on their eligibility. Maintains a high degree of tact and courtesy in dealing with visitors.

Searches and retrieves items from collections that are needed by patrons. Organizes data into a catalog record as prescribed by the appropriate rules for varying levels of cataloging and inputs the data online. Inputs data, such as completed call number and the technician’s charge online. Proofs records to ensure the correct tag sequence order. Performs routine searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data in support of various library functions for acquisitions and cataloging. Efficiently searches specialized online databases, such as library-related databases including LC/ILS, ISSN, and OCLC to locate records for material in hand.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Associate Librarian for Researcher and Collections Services
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $135,468 – $203,700

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Are you interested in leading collections and research services at the Library of Congress through exciting and transformational change? Do you have significant experience in leading collections and/or research/reference services at a research library or cultural heritage organization?

The Library seeks an experienced leader to serve as the Associate Librarian for Researcher & Collections Services (AL-RCS). The AL-RCS provides leadership to ensure the quality development of the collections acquired by the Library through multiple acquisition streams (purchase, gift, copyright deposit, web archiving, open content, and exchange) and develops, effective, innovative, and equitable means for researchers to use them. Collections included under the scope of the AL-RCS include those within the Library’s Special Collections Directorate, General and International Collections Directorate, and National Audio Visual Conservation Center. The AL-RCS provides leadership and direction for a comprehensive, inclusive collection strategy for the Library’s national collection in all formats.

Leading over 550 dedicated RCS employees, as well as working closely with colleagues throughout the Library Collections & Services Group and Library-wide, the next AL-RCS will have an important opportunity to build and shape the future of the Library’s collections, as well as access to them. The incumbent will work closely with the Associate Librarian for Discovery & Preservation Services to organize, digitize and make information accessible, and to enrich the online and offsite user experience in support of traditional and evolving forms of research. Under the leadership of the AL-RCS, the service unit is responsible for increasing public awareness of the Library as a scholarly and cultural institution through communications and products promoting the knowledge and usefulness of the Library and scholarly resources; and for broadening the knowledge and use of Library resources.

The Library will be hosting an information session on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 (1PM-2PM EST) to provide an overview of the position, the Library Collections & Services Group in which it is seated, the executive leadership aspects of the position, as well as general information about applying for Library of Congress positions. A question and answer period will be included. Attendees may join the session anonymously. The session will also be recorded and with the information available to all potential applicants until the position closes. Link for the session, as well as the recording once available is: https://www.loc.gov/careers/working-at-the-library/career-showcase/

Duties:

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the service unit. Is primarily responsible for the direction and management of large-scale operations to efficiently and effectively achieve specified goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations. Initiates, modifies, recommends, or discontinues such actions as appropriate. Plays a lead role in defining and articulating the content of the Library’s collections to the Congress and the broader scholarly, creative, and library communities.

Responsible for the Library collections budget, collection development and management, excluding Law Library collections. Provides leadership, strategic direction, and support for the development, assessment, and evaluation of the collections, including acquisitions, collection strategies, and modes of discovery necessary to enable access to all materials.

Administers and directs Library services for all authorized users, including researcher engagement services, as well as congressional loan and inter-library loan. Services include, but are not limited to managing general and special collections reading rooms (excluding the Law Library), supporting research and reference inquiries information requests from the general public through a number of in-person and online platforms, working with congressional offices, and the provision of Library cards to authorized users.

Collaboratively establishes goals and objectives for the area and develops, evaluates, and continually improves programs and services.

Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with professional peers internationally, Library or service unit management and officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of the Library.
Serves on the Executive Committee of the Library, representing and communicates the status of different work activities and efforts. Reports regularly on the effectiveness of specific programs.

Responsible for the formulation and administration of policies affecting the mission of the Library. Develops, evaluates, and implements policy for agency-wide programs. Explores and prepares long- range development plans, as well as short-term strategies.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Sr. Research Analyst/Legal Researcher:

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

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

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

Must be able to comply with all safety requirements in our workplace which may include provision of proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 and adherence to other safety protocols implemented.
Steptoe is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Research Analyst

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

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

Responsibilities

  • Perform legal and legislative research in support of the firm’s diverse practices, ensuring that questions and projects are understood, that best sources are consulted, and that research is conducted cost efficiently and effectively.
  • Perform non-legal, factual background research – on corporations, industries, individuals, events, etc. – cost efficiently in support of cases and firm matters.
  • Analyze research results and exercise professional judgment about relevance of research materials and their inclusion in the results delivered to requesting attorneys.
  • Communicate results in a targeted, concise response (oral or written), appropriate to each particular request.
  • Participate in additional departmental initiatives including monitoring and current awareness service, training of attorneys and staff, collection and database evaluation, and other special projects as needed.
  • Provide deliverables to clients, directly, on request, including newsletters and regular updates.
  • Operate successfully as a member of the RIS team, working on projects both independently and jointly, as appropriate; delegating secondary tasks to paraprofessionals; offering assistance and guidance where necessary; and following departmental protocols and policies.
  • Participate in the shared rotation of reference duties.

Qualifications

  • Master’s in Library Science or equivalent work experience.
  • JD preferred.
  • Knowledge of standard legal research and specialized sources.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Success Factors

  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Self-management skills.
  • Intellectual curiosity

Work Environment

  • Non-smoking environment.
  • Able to work in a hybrid work environment. Two days a week in the office from 9:00 – 5:30pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Must be available to work beyond regular hours, including some weekends and evenings
  • Must be accessible remotely.
  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines and stressful situations
  • Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds
  • Must be able to comply with all safety requirements in our workplace, which may include provision of proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 and adherence to other safety protocols implemented

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

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

Position: Acquisitions Librarian
Location: Folger Shakespeare Library
Salary: $70,000 – $80,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is seeking a creative, collaborative, and experienced Acquisitions Librarian to join its Collections team. Under the supervision of the Associate Librarian for Collection Care and Development, this individualwill be responsible for the management andleadership of the Acquisitions Department, whichadministersa robust acquisition program of both antiquarian and secondary research material,including electronic resources.

The Acquisitions Librarian (AL)will provide supervision and training forAcquisitions staff members andwork closely withother units and teams.They will coordinate and monitor the activities of the Acquisitions group, actas the primary point of contact for logistics, and shape acquisition models and create workflows to efficiently acquire specialized andelectronic resources.

The AL will also ensure that the Acquisitions group has the right working tools, and identify needs for new ones. As a key member of the Collections Care and Development team, the AL will serve on local and national committees, participate in continued professional development, and be expected to develop and maintain relationships with vendors and colleagues to support the Folger’s mission through the enhancement of our collection.

The Folger Shakespeare Library hasone ofthe world’s largest collectionsof materials relating to Shakespeare and his works, from the 16th century to the present day, as well as a world-renowned collection of books, manuscripts, and prints fromthe1500s to the early 1700s.The collections include about 260,000 printed books; 60,000 manuscripts; 90,000 prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and other works of art; and a wealth of performance history, from a quarter of a million playbills to films, recordings, and stage costumes.

In addition to the rare materials collection,itholdsa collection ofover 100,000 monographs and periodicals published between the 1830s and today, as well as electronic resources related to the understanding and interpretation of Shakespeare, his works and impact, and the early modern world.

The standard schedule for this role is Monday-Friday, 8:45am-4:45pm, which is a 35-hour workweek with an hour unpaid lunch daily. This position is currently remote and will ultimately transition to an onsite role.

Pandemic response: All staff, contractors, and visitors working or visiting onsite are required to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and furnish proof of vaccination (unless they have received a medical or religious exemption). Masks are required in all shared and public spaces onsite.

Compensation:

This is a monthly-paid salaried position, with a range of $70,000-$80,000.
Total compensation includes paid time off and an extensive benefits plan, including fully-covered health, dental, and vision insurance, and a generous 403(b) match, outlined at https://www.folger.edu/employee-benefits.

Duties:

  • Cultivates and maintains excellent working relations with all vendors, dealers, and donors.
  • Participates in the creation and management of the Collections budget.
  • Monitors Acquisitions expenditures, provides expenditure reports. Manages the allocation of restricted and unrestricted funds for the purchase of rare items.
  • In consultation with appropriate staff, reviews and maintains current approval plans.
  • Coordinates subscriptions for electronic resources and their access procedures with the Acquisitions Coordinator for Electronic Resources and Secondary Research Material.
  • Reviews and negotiates new license agreements. Engages in and promotes ethical practices in purchasing, and complies with licensing terms and access agreements.
  • Supervises and reviews the processing of all new acquisitions, whether purchases or gifts of items, maintaining accurate acquisition and donor records.
  • Supervises the preparation of orders, correspondence, reports, and maintenance of office files.
  • Oversees staff in providing detailed information to Development to facilitate donor communication. Ensures all invoices are paid in a timely manner.
  • Provides an open and supportive working environment for Acquisitions staff and fosters good working relationships with other units and divisions of Collections and the institution.
  • Works closely with the Associate Librarian for Collections Care and Development in planning and executing Acquisitions Group procedures.
  • Participates with other members of the Collections Care and Development group in developing and executing communal goals and projects.
  • Works with conservators to plan for the needs of newly ordered or acquired materials.
  • Collaborates with Advancement to successfully manage gift-in-kind arrangements.
  • Participates in the organization of fundraising events for the Acquisitions department with collaboration from appropriate sources.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to applying, promoting, and enhancing the Folger’s DEIA values within acquisitions work.
  • Participates in the management of a digital asset collection development policy.
  • Acts as one of the Acquisitions Department representatives on staff committees and/or assists on projects for committees.
  • Maintains current awareness of trends in the management and integration of Acquisitions activities within technical and public services. Serves as an ambassador for the Folger at conferences.
  • Performs other acquisition duties as assigned.

Supervisory Duties:

Supervises two full-time positions, Acquisitions Specialist and Acquisitions Coordinator for Electronic Resources.
Will be required to train and supervise interns or volunteers working on departmental projects as needed.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume on our website. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. No phone calls please. The Folger is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Requirements

Education/Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent experience, is required.
  • Must have demonstrated supervisory experience with a commitment to mentoring, training, and staff development.
  • Proficiency in the use of integrated library systems and spreadsheets is necessary.
  • Familiarity with MARC records or bibliographic description in general is required.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of a modern European language, preferably Italian, French, or German, ispreferred.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of Latinis preferred.
  • Must be able to handle multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work and lead collaboratively with individuals and groups is required.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in Acquisitions, book trade, or an academic library setting (or equivalent organization) required.
  • Supervisory and office management experience required.
  • Must have experience with fund accounting, library budgeting, and acquisitions practices. Experience working with vendors and content providers, and with standards and practices used in ordering electronic resources is required.
  • Must have demonstrated experience handling multiple priorities and/or projects, and with working both independently and collaboratively with staff at all levels and of diverse backgrounds.
  • Physical Requirements:

This job operates in a professional office environment, and the employee may be exposed to various components of an office environment such as florescent lighting, pollen, dust, recycled air, cooling fans, semi-enclosed areas, central heating, seasonal warmer temperatures, and office noise. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Normal work week is Monday-Friday,8:45 am to 4:45 pm. Ability to work varying and additional hours as project demands arise (including evenings and weekends as necessary).
Willingness and capacity to work in an office environment at a workstation, and to come and go repeatedly throughout the day as is necessary, to perform various responsibilities.
Capacity to communicate, in person using video, phone, or electronic communication methods, which can be understood by others.

Nine Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

The American Law Division (ALD), one of the Congressional Research Service’s (CRS) five research divisions, is seeking a Law Librarian to support the work of the U.S. Congress. Candidates with a degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS, MIS, MLIS, MSLS) are encouraged to apply.

Duties

In this capacity, the Law Librarian serves as an expert in legal reference and information research; organizes and develops projects in those fields, including training projects for a wide variety of subjects; and organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects. The Law Librarian is also responsible for initiating, planning, and implementing diverse research projects in support of Congress and ALD regarding a wide range of legal issues. The Law Librarian evaluates and solves complex research problems in short time frames in response to existing or anticipated client requests; identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications, electronic resources and trends in preparing in-depth and complex research; and provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services.

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

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

Duties include:

Organizes and develops information and materials for use in projects for ALD, including tracking litigation, legislative, and regulatory developments, to assist Congress in its consideration of legislation and its oversight of federal agencies. Identifies, evaluates and assesses the relevance of materials acquired for inclusion in information resources based on questions, requirements, and priorities. Applying knowledge of various technologies creates and maintains electronic information systems. Designs electronic systems to manage and organize information, and coordinates with information technology stakeholders to ensure smooth functioning of the shared CRS system and electronic resources.

Initiates, plans, and implements a wide variety of research projects in support of legislative and legal policy issues. Designs and executes comprehensive and complex data searches, often using knowledge of emerging technologies and electronic resources. Adapts research techniques from other disciplines and identifies alternative information resources. Solves problems involving relationships among different reference functions, and recommends appropriate resources for CRS.

Organizes, develops, and schedules training projects for individuals and groups at varying levels of sophistication. Instructs internal and external clients on the use of research tools, shared electronic workspaces, or electronic support for ALD’s research and analysis activities.

Provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services.

Consults with information professionals throughout CRS regarding the development/enhancement of information research and service to CRS. Collaborates with analysts, specialists, attorneys, and information professionals to procure information and to support legal or reference databases and other information tools for legal staff.

  • The position description number for this position is 013246.
  • The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
  • The incumbent of this position will work a flextime or compflex work schedule.
  • The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
  • This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Librarian (Technical Services)
Location: Government Publishing Office
Salary: $61,947 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Duties

  • Life cycle management of Federal Government publications: performs a wide variety of technical services tasks associated with all aspects of life cycle management of government information within LTS.
  • Work specifically requires the incumbent to learn workflows including processes and procedures associated with content acquisitions, bibliographic control, library technical services support, serials management and quality control.
  • Content Acquisitions: identifies appropriate Federal Government information resources (monographs, serials, and other formats) to be acquired for all Programs in LSCM.
  • Uses knowledge of library technical service processes to make contributions to improve library technical services (LTS) operations. Serials Management: identifies information products that are serials and processes accordingly.
  • Customer Outreach: handles inquiries from libraries in the FDLP via Ask-GPO by researching and answering questions concerning issues related to acquisitions, cataloging, serials control and information product processing.

Position: Archives Technician
Location: Department of the Navy
Salary: $45,574 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

You will serve as an Archives Technician in the History and Archives Division (400) of NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND.

Duties

  • You will process requests for information in regard to archives.
  • You will review, arrange, and/or preserve naval history records.
  • You will interpret, adapt, and utilize policies, guidelines, and regulations in regard to archive management.
  • You will provide reference and research services under Archival, Records Management, and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) instruction.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the FEDLINK Network Operations Section, FEDLINK Division, Library Enterprises Directorate, Office of the Chief Operating Officer.
The position description number for this position is 013346.
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, full-time work schedule.

Duties

The Federal Library and Information Center (FEDLINK) is an interagency organization of federal agencies established originally as the Federal Library Committee by the Librarian of Congress, at the behest of federal librarians and the Office of Management and Budget (The Bureau of the Budget). FEDLINK’s purpose is to foster excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation FEDLINK also serves as a forum for discussion of federal library and information policies, programs, and procedures to help inform Congress, federal agencies, and others concerned with library and information centers. FEDLINK serves over 1,000 federal libraries and information centers as their purchasing, training and resource-sharing consortium. Using FEDLINK contracts, federal libraries, information centers and other offices obtain services directly from commercial sources, including electronic databases; cataloging, interlibrary loan, acquisitions, and serials control support from bibliographic utilities; ordering services of book jobbers and serials subscription agencies. The FEDLINK network also functions as a center for evaluating new library technologies. FEDLINK Network Operations (FNO) serves as the technical program office for FEDLINK, and provides staff support for program activities. FNO advises and assists FEDLINK members in the procurement and use of library-oriented commercial systems, software, services and publications. FNO provides technical support for FEDLINK’s procurement program for information services and publications by preparing technical specifications, solicitations and other contract documents; coordinating technical review panels for vendor proposals; and serving as the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representatives. FNO supports a broad range of informational and educational programs including training and demonstrations of library and information services, technology and best practices, for the benefit of U.S. Federal libraries throughout the world.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, cooperative partners, and other specialists in order to establish contracts and share information as well as to coordinate processes within FEDLINK and between FEDLINK and its partner companies and customer agencies. As a consultant, recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Regularly explains technical information to individuals or groups. Conducts workshops and orientation sessions for staff and visitors. Represents the organization at conferences, seminars and exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development and to represent FEDLINK and its membership. Serves as a liaison with companies in a specific subject area or areas, e.g. cataloging, Interlibrary Loan, or reference services. As assigned, serves as liaison to FEDLINK working groups, e.g. the FEDLINK Education Working Group; serves on other LC committees or task forces as the work requires.

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. Recommends new companies and service areas for the FEDLINK program. Revises existing technical specifications for statements of work to reflect changes in technology and practices. Serves as Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative for one or more areas of FEDLINK services, and as chair of technical panels evaluating proposals from vendors of library services. Identifies areas for improvement in established methods. Develops and shares new information sources. Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of requests. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts.

Writes and/or edits materials of a highly complex subject matter utilizing an extensive knowledge of a subject area to provide accurate interpretation and explanation of the subject. Analyzes and reviews the preparation and organization of complex projects. Performs the review of the preparation and processing for the final material being produced. Provides technical guidance and trains new staff or interns in processing large and difficult projects.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

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

Duties

  • Conducting quality assurance on digitally reformatted publications.
  • Identifying and compiling bibliographic metadata about publications in all formats.
  • Organizes digital content according to program specifications.
  • Inspects and assess the condition of material.
  • Receives, unpacks shelves, and repacks materials sent to GPO for digitization, organizing by title, call number and/or date.

Position: Science Librarian
Location: American University
Salary: $70,000 – $73,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

American University Library invites applications from innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarians to fill a continuing appointment faculty position supporting the Science Departments and Programs of the College of Arts and Sciences, beginning as soon as possible and subject to budgetary approval. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field at the assistant level.

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

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

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

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide Information Literacy Instruction

  • Support CAS by teaching integrated information literacy sessions within Science disciplines including: Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Environmental Science; Mathematics and Statistics; Neuroscience; Physics; Psychology. Specific divisions or programs served may change according to changes at the university.
  • Support science labs by helping them incorporate an information literacy focus.
  • Work with CAS Faculty to develop instructional materials for information literacy, e.g. tutorials, course LibGuides, and rubrics.
  • As the liaison to the CAS science cluster, work with appropriate committees, administrators and faculty to incorporate information literacy learning objectives and intervention appropriately into the curriculum.
  • Teach baseline information literacy skills to Writing Studies classes.
  • Participate in departmental information literacy initiatives as a member of RTL, e.g. walk-in workshops, assessment and analysis projects, and pedagogical explorations, other instruction as needed.

Provide Research Support and Outreach Services to the CAS Community

  • Partner with the CAS community to discover information resources and data through consulting on research projects, providing research assistance, facilitating access to online resources, and finding science information resources through individual consultations (in person and online) and through email.
  • Support any student or faculty member, regardless of departmental affiliation, with consultations concerning advanced subject specific research requiring science information resources.
  • Provide consultations on best practices and resources to accomplish research activities.
  • Work with appropriate stakeholders to develop new library programs to best serve the research needs of science faculty and students, such as services that support digital scholarship.
  • Participate in department-wide services to serving the broader AU community and public with basic research assistance.
  • Participate in outreach programs in person and online. Provide support and outreach to research centers.

Curate the Science Collection

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

Develop and Manage Web Based Resources

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

Other Duties

  • Potential supervisory responsibilities
  • The Science Librarian may be asked to perform other duties as operational needs arise.

Service to the Profession

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

Service to the University

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An ALA accredited M.L.S is required.
  • Professional experience in an academic or research institution is highly preferred.
  • A degree in science or a related field is highly preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of current and emerging ideas, practices, trends and technologies that support science librarianship.
  • Ability to understand, anticipate, and respond to priorities and trends in the library, university and academia regarding science librarianship.
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated research assistance experience or training is required.
  • Pedagogical experience or training is required.
  • Collection development experience or instruction is required.
  • Evidence of potential for professional contributions and ongoing professional development is essential.
  • Evidence of potential for professional contributions and ongoing professional development is essential.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; strong public service ethic; and collaborative skills are essential.

Position: Visual Materials Cataloger
Location: Dumbarton Oaks

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Job Summary

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, a research center in Washington DC affiliated with Harvard University and supporting scholarship in Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies, seeks a Visual Materials Cataloger to work with collections relating to the scholarly programs and the institution’s history. Dumbarton Oaks actively acquires, organizes, preserves, describes, and provides access to photographic documentation in various media; textual and visual records of archaeological surveys and excavations; papers of noteworthy scholars in the three fields of study; records relating to the history of Dumbarton Oaks; prints and drawings; and the scholarly literature in and relating to the three fields of study. The Visual Materials Cataloger will describe photographs, prints, drawings, architectural renderings, archaeological illustrations, and related materials, as well as assist with cataloging and review of metadata for other formats, working collaboratively with the library’s other cataloging staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates item-level descriptive metadata according to national and local standards for visual materials in JSTOR Forum.
  • Assesses, modifies and migrates legacy item-level metadata for visual materials to JSTOR Forum and other systems.
  • Assists with identifying and preparing materials for digitization.
  • Assists with occasional reference and research support for in-person and remote users.
  • Assists with occasional collection management tasks pertaining to visual materials collections, such as rehousing.
  • Contributes to the Library’s policy and procedures evaluation and development.
  • May supervise and provide training for students, interns, or temporary employees in item-level or image cataloging projects.
  • Serves on working groups and committees as appropriate.

To Apply

The position remains open until filled. Please forward résumé and cover letter detailing relevant qualifications by clicking the link below.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Qualifications

  • MLS from ALA-Accredited program or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience working with metadata in a library or archive.
  • Knowledge of cataloging, subject analysis, classification, and authority control and experience in the application of associated rules and standards, including RDA, AACR2, VRA Core, CCO, DACS, DCRM, LC classification, LCSH, LC Authorities, AAT, TGM, and CCO.

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to create and manipulate XML documents and data; knowledge of XML encoding schemas such as METS/MODS and EAD.
  • Familiarity with different formats of photographic media and knowledge of best practices for handling, storage, and preservation of archival and special collections materials.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; proven ability to work independently, establish goals, set priorities and carry out tasks with limited direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to serve diverse communities of researchers and collaborators.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience providing original cataloging for special collections, especially visual materials.
  • Experience working in JSTOR Forum, Alma, ArchivesSpace and OCLC Connexion.
  • Experience in migrating and/or transforming metadata.
  • Experience with Open Refine, MARC Edit and/or other metadata management utilities.
  • Knowledge of emerging practices related to linked data, RDF, and/or BIBFRAME.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more languages other than English.

Working Conditions

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.

Position: Catalog Librarian
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Information about the organization

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

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

Information about the role

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

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

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

Duties, and Responsibilities for the role

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

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications for the role

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

Preferred Qualifications Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Experience maintaining and creating name and subject authority records locally and through the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge of the Holocaust and modern European history.
  • Knowledge of the Voyager integrated library system.
  • Reading knowledge of multiple non-English European languages and/or Hebrew.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Metadata Content Specialist
Location: American Psychological Association
Salary: $50,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Summary

The Metadata Content Specialist (MCS) analyzes and synthesizes content from scholarly journal articles, book, chapters, and other sources to create records for APA’s discovery solutions. The MCS is required to comprehend psychometric concepts and methodology in psychology and social science disciplines to describe and index content properly. This person must demonstrate an understanding of both interdisciplinary and international research to extract data from these publications.

The MCS is responsible for the quality control of records before they are released into products. The incumbent also helps to develop and refine processes and automated tools to enhance the quality of records, while maximizing efficiencies in processing.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs record creation and quality assurance activities across APA’s online discovery solutions as assigned.
  • Selects articles, books, and chapters, and tests from scholarly publications in psychology and related fields from English and non-English publications.
  • Creates records representing the content of documents or tests, providing users with accurate descriptive information and precision search and retrieval. Such processes may require decision making and problem solving beyond that prescribed in the guidelines or that must be fast-tracked to meet deadlines.
  • Performs Quality Assurance reviews of basic records created by staff, freelancers, and outsource vendor(s) in various databases.
  • Performs duties that support record production, such as templating, contributing to machine-aided indexing, developing and testing quality control methodologies.
  • Collaborates with other staff across OPD/APA on various projects and initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

About APA:

The American Psychological Association (APA) represents 122,000 psychologists, students, and affiliates, primarily in the U.S. and Canada but also in other countries around the world. APA is a scientific and professional organization with about 500 employees and is categorized as a 501(c)(3) along with its 501(c)(6) companion organization, APA Services, Inc.

Job Location: Remote: APA jobs may be considered for remote work eligibility as defined in APA’s Flexible Work Policy and are subject to approval. Remote work employees may not work from the following states or U.S. territories: Alaska, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, Washington, Wyoming.

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates must apply online through APA’s applicant system and attach a resume and cover letter specifying your salary expectations. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please make sure to check your Spam folder if you do not receive an email from us.

The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

APA has a mandatory vaccination policy. All employees must be either fully vaccinated or receive approval from APA for an exemption (disability/medical or sincerely held religious belief) before beginning work at APA. By submitting your application, you agree that as a condition of employment, you must comply with APA’s mandatory vaccination policy and other health and safety requirements.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Librarian (Maps)
Location: Geological Survey, Office of the Interior
Salary: $74,950 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

As a Librarian (Maps) within the USGS Library, Science Analytics and Synthesis Office, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Manage and document workflows and procedures for original and complex copy cataloging of map sheets and series, atlases, and GIS data using cataloging principles and standards as defined in RDA, AACR2, MARC Bibliographic, Holdings, and Authorities formats.
  • Plan collection inventory and analysis projects designed to increase availability of collection data, determine holdings, identify collection gaps and needs, and report on collection use.
  • Serve as geospatial data expert on library-wide, regional, and Departmental committees related to map content development and access
  • Assigns USGS classification call numbers, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Geospatial data, and name authority details to cataloging records.
  • Uses local integrated library system (ILS) cataloging features, OCLC and related technologies for batch processing, retrospective conversion, and cooperative cataloging.
  • Plans and designs projects pertaining to inventories and information management (such as preparing catalogs, carto-bibliographies, or printed or machine-readable inventories) to determine holdings and make collections data more accessible.
  • Discover and recommend new supportive technologies including macros and similar time-saving techniques, local integrated library system (ILS) cataloging features and functions, MarcEdit, and other special technologies as needed to support Library goals.
  • Makes authoritative evaluations and recommendations on collection development. Maintains current awareness of national cataloging trends to translate those to local practices.
  • Leads the processing and cataloging of newly acquired/unprocessed cartographic materials using conventional cataloging standards, controlled vocabularies, and authority controls.
  • Identify and fulfill collection development needs for spatial and numeric data across multiple subjects. – Source and acquire different types of print cartographic materials from map dealers, commercial publishers, and government sources
  • Manage the physical collection including map processing, map storage, preservation, and security, materials handling and repairs.
  • Leads teams composed of a variety of library staff to conduct special projects that require a strong understanding of library systems technology, databases, software as well as operating policies and procedures.
  • Develops databases based on recommendations of best practices for project data capture and dissemination.
  • Integrate new digital access systems by implementing emerging standards applicable to description and access of materials (e.g. RDA).

Six Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Processing Technician (Slavic/Baltic Periodicals)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $56,086 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Duties

Receives/accessions, sorts and arranges a variety of more complex material, following established procedures, guidelines, and standards of the division and utilizing knowledge of the division’s collections, subject and/or language areas. Determines the status of material received in the division in relation to the division’s other collections by examining them (a) for acceptability with respect to physical condition, completeness and conformity with Library policies, (b) to determine proper custody, referring them to other division of the Library when appropriate, and (c) to identify rare items, items requiring special attention, and items of possible value as reference or processing aids.

Participates in preparing collection proposals, establishing priorities, and writing work/processing plans, which includes surveying a collection, determining its informational content, formats, physical condition, and organization.

Prepares material for use/storage. Such preparation includes, but is not limited to, recommending appropriate measures, performing specialized preservation and phased conservation tasks, filing, housing, labeling, and shelving the material. Maintains record and writes reports on processing activities.

Undertakes special projects, surveys, or studies to identify and resolve problems relating to the collections or processing activities. Maintains records and writes reports on special project activities.

Creates bibliographic control of incoming/unprocessed material through the generation of records in manual/automated processing files.

Identifies, removes, de-accessions and assembles duplicate and extraneous material for disposition or transfer to the appropriate Library division or external repository, as necessary.

Performs more complex collection maintenance activities on a variety of material in various stages of preservation, including, but not limited to, transferring material from off-site storage, replacing worn housing and containers, re-boxing, relabeling, marking for identification and security, shelving, shelf reading, and collection shifting.

Identifies, compiles, verifies, and inputs information in manual/automated systems, for inventories, container lists, shelflists, or other kinds of finding aids utilizing knowledge of the division’s collections, subject and/or language areas.

Organizes and prepares more complex material for reformatting (e.g., microfilming or digital scanning). Such preparation includes, but is not limited to, counting and marking pages and items, noting missing material, preparing targets, headers, and finding aids, recording and preparing material for transfer to the appropriate duplication service, and examining completed copies against original material.

Performs more complex manual and automated searches in multiple system.

Prepares manual/automated access/inventory records for single items or collections following established procedures of the division.

Assists in training and technically reviewing the work of junior processing technicians; may include preparation of manuals and codification of procedures.

Compiles and prepares statistical information as required.

Performs other related duties as signed.

The position description number for this position is 012187.

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 or flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

This position is located in the Loan and Reader Registration Section, Researcher & Reference Services Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 010703.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties:

The purpose of this position is to plan and administer general reference and research services to constituents including Congress, other government agencies, and special borrowers. To facilitate such research, the Section’s specialists recommend the acquisition of print, microformat and computer file materials of research value to its constituents. The Section maintains reference and circulating collections for Congress, bearing responsibility for the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of these collections. The work of the Division affects the development of Library programs and the policies, standards, and principles used by librarians in government, public and academic libraries throughout the United States. The incumbent exercises initiative, judgment, tact, and flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of constituents, is familiar with the rapidly growing and complex body of library and information science, and maintains a working knowledge of the operation and resources of the Division and the Library as a whole.

Librarian Responsibilities:

Provides reference services in person, by telephone, email, chat, and formal correspondence; the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are found within the Library’s collection. Serves as both a generalist and subject specialist providing the Library’s constituents basic information and reference research services. Conducts a thorough reference interview, analyzes questions and requirements, and suggests search strategies. Is knowledgeable of the Library’s resources from the general, special and/or reference collections in all formats. Acquires knowledge of special catalogs and collections, areas of specialization of Library staff members (language as well as subject), and printed, non-print, and electronic reference sources. Is knowledgeable about a wide variety of sources including those of other libraries and organizations. Directs users to the proper specialists, resources, services, divisions, or reading rooms within the Library, or to other agencies or institutions. Utilizes knowledge of the general resources of other libraries and organizations.

Participates on Division, Library and/or professional committees. Prepares statistics and reports. As assigned, acquires a knowledge of administrative functions, which contribute to the effective operation of reference services. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Is knowledgeable of the basic resources in assigned area. Develops knowledge of historical and current trends in assigned area. May represent the Division at conferences and seminars and participate in planning interpretive programs.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments. Participates in developing the reference collections and the general collections as assigned, including materials in all formats (print, microform and electronic). Selects and recommends appropriate titles and drafts requests for major purchases. Recommends replacement or claiming of missing materials, identifies the need for additional copies of titles in heavy demand, and monitors approval plans as required. Surveys the Library’s holdings to familiarize themselves with the Library’s collections.

Activates and controls standardized computer system and peripheral equipment operations. Provides guidance and access to information resources, both inside the library and beyond the library, through databases, telecommunication networks, and cooperative arrangements. Troubleshoots and resolves problems encountered during searches. Trains and assists constituents in the use of the OPAC, electronic databases, and reference resources.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

This position serves as a Digital Collection Technician and reports to an Assistant Head, Digital Content Management Section within the Digital Collection Management and Services Division.

The Digital Content Management Section is responsible for providing digital acquisitions support to Discovery and Preservation 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, and identify digital content management problems and propose solutions for the content within the scope of the section.

Applies knowledge of a limited range of library rules, procedures, and operations to provide routine digital library collection processing support. Receives, prepares, organizes, and processes digital files so that they may be ingested and managed throughout their lifecycle. Places received files representing digital content and associated metadata in
appropriate locations on servers. Checks for duplications, verifies versions, and authenticates content. Checks files representing digitized items against established quality standards prior to acceptance. Identifies possible issues concerning integrity and authenticity of content. When issues are identified or when files fail to meet standards, documents problems and works with higher-level staff to resolve issues or request rework. Monitors the status of content as it moves through the ingest process. Assists in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by senior staff.

Performs simple arrangement and description work for digital collection materials. Applies written guidelines to assess the correctness of metadata and makes corrections as needed. Identifies duplicate content and inconsistencies. Copies records when needed. Creates new metadata according to documented procedures as needed. Consults with higher-level staff on a regular basis when correcting or altering existing content or metadata.

Applies knowledge of automated tools and services used in the management of digital content. Employs a limited range of software applications in support of the lifecycle management and use of digital collections within the custody of the unit.

Performs other duties as assigned.
The position description number for this position is 415193.
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; or flextime; or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Duties

This position serves as a Digital Collection Technician and reports to an Assistant Head, Digital Content Management Section within the Digital Collection Management and Services Division.

The Digital Content Management Section is responsible for providing digital acquisitions support to Discovery and Preservation 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, and identify digital content management problems and propose solutions for the content within the scope of the section.

Applies knowledge of a limited range of library rules, procedures, and operations to provide routine digital library collection processing support. Receives, prepares, organizes, and processes digital files so that they may be ingested and managed throughout their lifecycle. Places received files representing digital content and associated metadata in
appropriate locations on servers. Checks for duplications, verifies versions, and authenticates content. Checks files representing digitized items against established quality standards prior to acceptance. Identifies possible issues concerning integrity and authenticity of content. When issues are identified or when files fail to meet standards, documents problems and works with higher-level staff to resolve issues or request rework. Monitors the status of content as it moves through the ingest process. Assists in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by senior staff.

Performs simple arrangement and description work for digital collection materials. Applies written guidelines to assess the correctness of metadata and makes corrections as needed. Identifies duplicate content and inconsistencies. Copies records when needed. Creates new metadata according to documented procedures as needed. Consults with higher-level staff on a regular basis when correcting or altering existing content or metadata.

Applies knowledge of automated tools and services used in the management of digital content. Employs a limited range of software applications in support of the lifecycle management and use of digital collections within the custody of the unit.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 415193.
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; or flextime; or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Metadata Coordinator
Location: American University Library
Salary: $49,588 – $56,147

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Summary

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

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

Learn more about American University by clicking here.

About the Department/Unit

The University Library’s role in sharing information as widely as possible is central to American University’s culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion – and at the heart of what we do. Our team is constantly learning and growing in order to meet the ever changing landscape of library services. In this role, the incumbent will work with collaborative, motivated colleagues to help build descriptive metadata workflows across multiple library departments. This role will give the incumbent the opportunity to work with unique materials, develop project management skills, develop student supervisory skills, and work across an array of platforms and systems.

Summary/Objective

The Metadata Coordinator coordinates the creation, enhancement, and transformation of descriptive metadata for digitized resources in the university library’s digital research archive and special collections to enable the discovery of the digital collections. In cooperation with the Resource Description Librarian and Head Archivist for Special Collections and Digital Initiatives, the incumbent plans and carries out metadata description projects for digitized materials in Archives and Special Collections. The Metadata Coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining project documentation, workflow assessment, training, review, and quality control of Resource Description staff participating in these projects. The incumbent participates in transformation and loading of metadata across various discovery platforms. Additionally, the incumbent participates in Resource Description Unit projects, cataloging, and batch maintenance of bibliographic records.

Essential Functions

  1. Serves as the project leader for creating and enhancing metadata in the library’s digital research archive and special collections. In consultation with the Resource Description Librarian and Archives and Special Collections stakeholders, develops and implements digital collections metadata workflows and projects. Assumes primary responsibility for creating, enhancing, or cleaning up metadata for digital collections. In conjunction with the Resource Description Librarian, Head Archivist for Special Collections and Digital Initiatives, and other stakeholders, develops best practices and local policies for non-MARC metadata. Transforms and loads metadata into AU digital research archive (AUDRA) for faculty research.
  2. Participates in Resource Description Unit workflows and special projects. Transforms and loads record sets, performs authority control and identity management, configures integration and import profiles, and creates normalization rules and other processes to facilitate automating the creation of local bibliographic metadata. Maintains awareness in developments of BIBFRAME and linked data. Investigates creation or enhancement of Open Access records into discovery platforms. Serves as primary point of contact for campus partner collections cataloging. Performs original and copy cataloging as necessary.
  3. Serves as the primary point of contact for coordinating metadata projects between Archives and Special Collections and the Resource Description Unit. In consultation with the Resource Description Librarian, prepares, assigns, and distributes metadata projects to Resource Description Unit staff. Performs quality control to ensure overall accuracy and consistency. Trains staff as necessary on application of standard schemas, vocabularies, and tools for digital collections metadata creation. Develops and maintains project and workflow documentation for carrying out this work.
  4. Implements harvesting and transformation processes to improve sharing and discoverability of metadata across systems. Performs MARC and non-MARC metadata mapping and transformations to facilitate data input, cross-system functionality, and platform migration that may include the digital research archive, institutional repository, archival finding aids, and the library management system. Participates in cross functional teams to support metadata work across platforms.
  5. Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility

Part-time student assistants may report to this position.

Work Environment

Onsite presence will be required for this position.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Full Time, 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday.
Coordinator/Analyst A
Non-Exempt

Position: Reference Services Librarian
Location: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The Daughters of the American Revolution Library is seeking a full-time Reference Librarian to work in-person at our location in the historic Memorial Continental Hall in Washington DC.

The library is a genealogical reference special collection, with over 200,000 volumes and multiple online resources including databases and subscriptions, and is one of the top genealogy collections in the US. The reference librarian assists patrons with a variety of needs, including navigating our collections, providing training for using the databases, answering phone and email inquiries about resources, and providing support for genealogy researchers as well as DAR staff genealogists.

The successful candidate will have a strong familiarity with genealogical research, including use of primary sources and state and local records, and excellent patron service skills. Familiarity with the history of the American Revolution is preferred. This is a unique opportunity for a library professional with an interest in genealogy to work with a specialized collection.

The Reference Librarian also oversees our patron services and responds to questions, works with the Library Director on programming, trains new staff on reference procedures, and contributes to the Library’s web and social media presence.

Job Requirements:

  • Providing informed genealogical reference services and referrals to all researchers utilizing all types of information media.
  • Creates and maintains coverage schedule, and trains other staff members in reference interview techniques and procedures.
  • Assist in developing, overseeing and carrying-out a variety of programs and community outreach initiatives and activities.
  • Works with various staff members to create and implement new content for the Library’s webpage, including the creation of subject guides, how-to-guides, audiovisual materials, and special project or collection pages.
  • Create and manages content for the Library Facebook page; and creates content for blog posts, magazine/newsletter articles and other social media projects.
  • Provides input for collection development.
  • Provides orientations and other programming for Library visitors and groups.

Job Qualifications:

Education:

MLS/MLIS Degree in Library Science/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution is required.

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Minimum 2 years working in Reference Services in a Special Library setting required.
  • Background and/or experience in American genealogical research and sources required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and a strong ability to adapt to specialized programs and databases.
  • Experience in the management of institutional social media accounts.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience developing programs, lectures and other activities that help promote and showcase the library’s collection.

The position works full-time (40 hours per week) Tuesday through Saturday.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Translational Research Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Science & Human Services Library
Salary: $55,000 minimum, commensurate with experience

Original post available on SLA Careers.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Faculty Librarian to work with the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for translational science partnerships at UMB, across the University System of Maryland (USM), and the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).

The Translational Research Librarian is responsible for participating in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profiles system; measuring the impact of the ICTR; developing tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources; and providing research and instruction services. To provide a range of services supporting the UMB ICTR, this faculty librarian will collaborate with experts within the HSHSL and potentially with colleagues at JHU and in the CTSA national network. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ and about the ICTR, visit https://www.umaryland.edu/ictr/ .

This is a full-time, permanent status eligible track HSHSL Faculty Librarian position at a rank of Librarian I or II. The Translational Research Librarian operates in a dual-reporting structure between the Associate Director for Research and Information Services at the HSHSL and the Director, UMB ICTR.

The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Faculty Profiles System
Assist in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profiles system in collaboration with partners in participating units and institutions.
Identify and implement tools or products supporting effective tracking of productivity and impact.
Develop a marketing and education strategy promoting UMB faculty expertise through effective use of a faculty profiles system in collaboration with ICTR staff.

Research Impact
Develop strategies for program evaluation and measuring the impact of the ICTR in research output, knowledge transfer, clinical implementation, community benefit, and the research impact of traineeships.
Conduct in-depth publication metrics reports at the author level (individual/group/ department), article level, and journal level enhancing visibility and demonstrating the research impact of the ICTR.
Employ data visualization tools to illustrate and highlight ICTR funded research.

Promotion and Networking
Market and promote ICTR collaborations and resources in partnership with ICTR staff.
Working with ICTR staff, implement systems linking ICTR faculty and projects to content experts at UMB and to other institutional partners.
Share information about the evolving landscape in scholarly communication such as open access and open science.

Research and Instruction
Design and offer workshops and consultation services related to research visibility, research impact, and scholarly publishing.
Participate in grant preparation and collaborate on grant-funded projects.
Develop presentations and share expertise in ICTR professional settings.

Other
Actively engage in committees and on teams within the HSHSL, the UMB ICTR community, UMB, and professional organizations.
Pursue research and professional development activities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
One year of experience related to position responsibilities.
Experience designing instructional services.
Experience delivering presentations.
Experience searching biomedical databases such as PubMed and Scopus.
Experience in program evaluation.
Demonstrated evidence of successful project management.
Demonstrated service orientation and skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:
Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
Knowledge of faculty profiles systems.
Experience in using citation metrics tools.
Experience with tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, R, or Python.

APPLICATIONS:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, June 3, 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

COVID-19 Protocols :

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

SALARY: $55,000 minimum, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS:

Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras.

The HSHSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-six FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs, and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HSHSL also serves as the headquarters for the Network of the National Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Region 1 and the NNLM Web Services Office.

The HSHSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. It supports 6300 students and over 7200 faculty and staff members. UMB is a 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. More details about UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/ .

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

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

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

Position: Part-Time Instruction and Reference Librarian
Location: Saint Mary’s Seminary and University, Knott Library

Original post available on MLA Jobline.

Responsibilities:

1. Provides a full range of reference and research services for students via email,
phone, Zoom/Teams and in person.

  1. Prepare and present library research instruction sessions in both individual and group settings.
  2. Develops informational and instructional materials in print and digital formats.
  3. Contributes to ongoing library assessment planning and implementation.
  4. Participates in library-wide activities and other projects.
  5. Supervises student assistants.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.
    Requirements: Required Qualifications:
  7. ALA accredited MLS degree or equivalent knowledge and experience
  8. Experience in instruction and teaching.
  9. Knowledge in use of relevant print and electronic information resources.
  10. Two years of experience in an academic library
  11. Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a broad patron base.
  12. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
    Preferred Qualifications:
  13. Reference and instruction experience in an academic library
  14. Knowledge of library platform management systems
  15. Academic course work in theology
  16. Familiarity with Roman Catholicism and Christianity
    Salary Range: Negotiable
    Application Process: St. Mary’s is in the Roland Park neighborhood of Baltimore. Successful candidates
    will be subject to a pre-employment background check. St. Mary’s Seminary & University is an equal
    opportunity employer. Please submit the following electronically:
  17. Cover letter including salary requirements
  18. Résumé
  19. List of three (3) work-related references, including their contact information (title, email and/or
    phone number).
    Submit to traszewski@stmarys.edu with position title in subject line. Position is open until filled.
    Special Requests:
    Closing Date: Until filled.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian III – Scholarly Communications Librarian

Location: Johns Hopkins University

Originally posted on ALA JobList.

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

The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire a Scholarly Communications Librarian to continue to provide and grow our scholarly communication services to serve the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. This librarian will work as an information expert alongside faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students in in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System.

The successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a flexible, fast-paced work environment to build partnerships with user communities primarily engaged in clinical and academic medicine, nursing, and public health research, and develop new services and curricula to meet evolving users’ needs. They will also have a demonstrated track record of self-motivation, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, and a personal commitment to excellence and innovation.

The successful candidate will join the library’s Content and Discovery team as the Welch Medical Library pursues strategic integration of scholarly communication services with collections development. The individual will also work with colleagues across the Johns Hopkins Libraries to shape scholarly communications services and support university-wide open access initiatives. The position reports to the Associate Director for Content and Discovery.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with library teams, faculty departments, and campus partners to develop and implement university-wide open access policies and choose new publishing models to sustain dissemination of university scholarship.
  • Develop, implement, and promote educational scholarly communications programming, for in-person and online instruction, orientations, and workshops, in collaboration with Informationists
  • Foster increased awareness of publishing options and author rights, including journal selection, Creative Commons licensing, and types of Open Access Agreements by leading effective project consultations. Help students and researchers build knowledge all of publishing options and how each choice will affect distribution and rights to their work.
  • Collaborate with Collections development to: a) assess Open Access publisher offers, b) analyze author metrics and trends related to Open Access offers, c) develop guidelines and policies for evaluating successful Open Access partnerships, and d) assess Open Access partnerships to inform future planning.
  • Promote open access partnerships to the Johns Hopkins community, and manage questions on criteria and author process for each specific arrangement. Where appropriate, manage approvals for open access requests.
  • Monitor the scholarly communications landscape, including related legislative, funding, and publishing trends and metrics. Assess trends and communicate implications across JHU library teams and where appropriate, incorporate into policies and documentation.
    Disseminate information on broader Open Access research and practices in Open Science and Open Data to the Johns Hopkins community.
  • Document and analyze JHU author metrics, trends and feedback related to each Open Access partnership.
  • Provide direct assistance to users via email, and in-person and virtual consultation.
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues to support the library’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities.
  • Serve on library and departmental committees and/or task forces as appropriate.
  • Work on additional initiatives dependent on library needs / candidate’s interest and expertise.
    Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and information science.
  • 3 years of professional library experience working in an academic library or affiliated clinical/research environment.
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise related to the scholarly publishing or collections management.
  • Conversant in publishing trends and competencies in undergraduate and graduate medical, public health, and nursing education.
  • Demonstrated interest or background in librarian involvement with scholarly publishing trends, equity in scholarly publishing, copyright, SPARC initiatives and other open access policy initiatives.
  • Awareness of policies and practices relating to research data, copyright, Open Educational Resources (OER) and scholarly publishing that impact the academic research landscape.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across a wide and diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Creativity in approaches to active adult learner engagement and ability to deliver instruction in an online environment.
  • Experience creating instructional and outreach materials utilizing LibGuides, Camtasia or other tools.
  • Demonstrated interest in using emerging technologies and software to create solutions that address the evolving information needs of a research enterprise.
  • Able to demonstrate an interest in continuous learning to grow professional knowledge and skills.
    Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Demonstrated abilities in teaching and supporting JHU researchers’ academic publishing.
  • Demonstrated support for enacting and supporting institution-wide policy initiatives.
  • High level of analytical skills.
  • Excellent presentation, instruction, communication, and relationship-building skills.
    Classified Title: Librarian III
    Working Title: Librarian III – Scholarly Communications Librarian
    Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD
    Starting Salary Range: $59,870 – $82,250 annually (commensurate with experience)
    Employee group: Full Time
    Schedule: M-F, 8:30am – 4:00pm
    Exempt Status: Exempt
    Location: Mount Washington Campus
    Department name: SOM Admin Welch User Svcs and Collects
    Personnel area: School of Medicine

Position: Director, Scientific Library

Location: Frederick National Laboratory

Originally posted on SLA Careers

Director, Scientific Library

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION         

The Business Services Directorate (BSD) provides cross-functional operational and logistical support across the Frederick National Laboratory as well as the National Cancer Institute.  The Scientific Library supports NCI Frederick and Frederick National Laboratory employees and is part of the Business Services Directorate.  The library assists in all phases of the research process, providing: background research information needed prior to initiating a new project; current awareness services used to keep up with the latest developments in specific scientific topics; data for evaluation and comparison in monitoring other similar research projects conducted elsewhere; support for dissemination of research results, preparing for publication; resources for evaluating quality of research performed.    

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees the management and administration of library services and the collection to ensure excellent customer service.
  • Provides long range planning and coordination of projects and programs to fulfill the mission of the library.
  • Motivates, evaluates, and guides staff.
  • Prepares, justifies, monitors, and administers the budget.
  • Represents the library, its programs, and services to patrons, stakeholders, internal divisions, and other organizations through personal contact, reports, and other forms of professional communication.
  • Prepares and submits reports and other deliverables pertaining to contract performance as requested by the Contracting Officer Representative.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

Requirements

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a specialized library or information center, six (6) of which include management or supervisory experience.
  • Experience with system administration for Alma, Primo, and EZproxy.
  • Knowledge of the principles of information services, library performance management, personnel management, collection development, and fiscal operations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, researchers, other patrons, and administrators.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance. 

Seven Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

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

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Duties

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

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

This position is at full performance level.

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

Performs other various duties as assigned.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

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

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Requirements

Qualifications & Experience

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

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

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian (Team Lead)

Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense

Originally posted on USAJobs.

Summary

National Defense University (NDU) educates joint warfighters and other national security leaders 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 prevail in war, peace and competition.

This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension.

Major Duties:

  • Leads a team of librarians to deliver highly-customized research and reference services in a graduate level, higher education environment.
  • Participates in the development and delivery of a comprehensive instructional program focused on research methodology, development of effective research strategies, and critical evaluation and analysis of scholarly resources.
  • Delivers highly-customized research and reference services, utilizing an in-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and objectives of librarianship in a graduate level, higher education environment.
  • Builds partnership with faculty throughout NDU to provide curriculum development assistance, conducting research to identify and obtain learning materials to support course content and design.
  • Evaluates library holding for strengths, weaknesses, and trends to assure currency and balance in the development of a library collection in all formats that aligns with curricular and research requirements of the University.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen

If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of determining appropriate workplace safety protocols, such as those related to masking, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Security clearance of Secret required and must be obtained and maintained.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program or academic equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in instruction research and reference services in an academic, military, medical, special, or public library.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research assistance methodology.
  • Experience instructing students in information literacy principles and practices.
  • Experience in selection/deselection/management of library resources in a variety of formats.
  • Experience working collaboratively with faculty or others to instructional design and curriculum development.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to initiate and maintain positive and productive working relationships with faculty, researchers, students, and colleagues in a group or individual setting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including creating and delivering presentations.
  • Ability to think creatively, make decisions quickly, and work productively in a rapidly-changing environment.
  • Ability to adjust priorities, take initiative, set goals, and manage projects and time wisely.
  • Ability to work harmoniously as a team player and thrive in a team-based environment

Desired Qualifications

  • Professional experience in a graduate-level academic library
  • Experience with project management and/or staff coordination
  • Working knowledge of adult learning styles and/or online learning theory
  • Experience with virtual reference software and services and/or website content management systems
  • Experience working with faculty in a liaison relationship

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

Education

Education Requirement

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program or academic equivalent.
  • Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.

Position: Director of the Library and Research Center

Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts

Originally posted on SLA Jobs.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The National Museum of Women in the Arts seeks a Director for the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and 
Research Center (LRC). The Director is responsible for the administration and operation of NMWA’s Betty 
Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center (LRC). The LRC includes the library research collection, artist 
archives, institutional archives, artist files, rare books, online resources, and a renowned collection of 
artists’ books. 
The LRC Director develops and implements the LRC’s long-range plans and oversees all LRC 
services, including reference and research, collection development and management, archival 
processing, user outreach and programming, and technical services functions including cataloging, 
acquisitions, and management of the integrated library system. The Director oversees the 
museum’s digital asset management program. The LRC is a vital part of museum visitors’ 
experience of NMWA. The LRC Director leads the department in developing and presenting digital 
and in-gallery exhibitions as well as a range of virtual and in-person programs. In the execution of 
these duties, the Director supervises library staff, contractors, library interns, and volunteers.

Major Responsibilities:
• Manages and supervises all LRC operations, resources, and staff 
• Provides leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans
• Prepares budget and assures that work in the library is performed effectively and 
efficiently within budget 
• Coordinates library development and fund raising; conducts grant research and writes 
proposals for federal, foundation, and corporate funding for LRC programs
• Develops and implements policies, procedures, and standards for operation
• Collaborates and coordinates cross-departmentally and externally in the planning of 
programs and asset sharing
• Develops and promotes programs including LRC-related exhibitions 
• Performs collection development, user outreach, and research and reference duties
• Oversees NMWA archival collections
• Supervises digital asset management program 
• Supports the museum’s commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion 
(DEAI), e.g. serve on staff working groups, participate in staff training, field and 
accommodate visitors’ accessibility requests, and apply DEAI best practices to programs 
and resources for online and in-person visitors
• Takes part in other projects of the division of art, programs, and public engagement, and 
the museum.

Requirements

• Minimum six years professional experience in an art library or art archives setting, 
preferably in an art museum
• Master’s degree in library and information sciences from an American Library Association accredited program
• Advanced knowledge of institutional and personal archives management, including 
collection policies and archive appraisals
• Experience in art library collection development
• Strong leadership skills, creative problem-solving skills, and desire to engage audiences
• Experience with digital asset management systems and digitization project management
• Excellent written communication skills
• Ability to thrive in collaborative and dynamic environment
• Conversant in art history, particularly modern and contemporary art history
• Familiarity with artists’ books
• Participation in professional communities or associations

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian

Location: International Monetary Fund

Originally posted on ALA JobList.

CSFDGLO Corporate Services & Facilities Dept General Services Library Operations Section

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) seeks a professional with expertise in information management, particularly managing access to market data and information resources to join its Library team located in Washington, D.C. The IMF Library serves the information and data needs of the IMF and the World Bank Group (WBG).

The Library’s functional services span three teams: one with responsibilities for negotiating and licensing of resources (Content Development team), the second with responsibility for research services and client engagement (Client Services team), and the third (Library Operations team), for which this position is being recruited, manages the Library’s technology infrastructure and provides technical support to enable discovery and access to information resources and market data.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Senior Librarian in charge of the Library Operations team and working collaboratively with the other functional areas of the Library, the Digital Services Librarian participates in the planning and development of library technology initiatives to optimize user experiences and provide seamless discovery of and access to market data and information resources.

The primary responsibilities include providing technical expertise to manage the IMF and WBG’s growing commercial data feeds initiative, utilizing data analytics to maximize data-driven decision making for the allocation of library resources, and working with stakeholders to provide functional expertise for systems and content integration. The job also involves technical troubleshooting related to library systems and applications.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Digital Services Librarian is part of a team of highly motivated and dynamic librarians that are committed to providing best in class service to both IMF and World Bank Group staff and enabling both organizations to better serve the needs of their member countries. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical guidance and integration solutions for licensed data and information resources. Work with internal IMF/World Bank Group stakeholders to develop efficient use of commercial data feeds and advise on best practices.
  • Serve as a liaison between commercial data providers and internal stakeholders and translate user requirements into implementation plans.
  • Support, monitor, and troubleshoot existing data and information resources. Evaluate emerging technologies to identify opportunities for optimization and seamless access.
  • Collect and analyze usage data for disparate sources and streamline data into user-friendly dashboards to help detect trends, make informed retention decisions, and inform technical initiatives for the future.
  • Provide technical assistance to the Client Services Team to plan, develop, and expand the Library’s bibliometric program.
  • Support content or system integration to improve findability and accessibility. Utilize technology to design additional tools or programs to automate workflows for efficiency and productivity.
  • Respond to World Bank Group, IMF, and Library Network staff’s inquiries on the Library Systems Support Helpdesk, troubleshoot access or authentication problems, and follow up with vendor support staff as needed.
  • Provide backup support to the Systems Librarian in managing the Integrated Library Systems and other related applications.

Requirements

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Master’s degree in information science or computer science or equivalent degree in a related field. Alternately, a bachelor’s degree supplemented by a minimum of six years of relevant professional experience.
  • Expertise in market data management and implementing infrastructure solutions for the delivery and access of data feeds. Strong knowledge of equity and fixed income data, including Bloomberg, Refinitiv, S&P Global, etc.
  • Thorough understanding and practical experience with APIs, experience with JSON, XML, XSLT, and web services.
  • Understanding of SQL and relational database management systems. Working knowledge of one or more scripting programming languages (Python, R, JavaScript, etc.).
  • Strong analytical skills, experience using statistical packages and familiarity using data visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate technical information to clients at all levels.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced multi-cultural environment with an emphasis on meeting client needs and deadlines.


Preferred skills and experiences include:

• Domain knowledge of macroeconomic and financial theories and methods would be an asset.

  • Experience with the library technologies including Alma/Primo (Ex Libris, Inc), EZProxy, Open Athens.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Duties

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

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

Duties

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

Responsibilities for Digital Assets and Collections Manager:

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

About the Milken Institute

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

Requirements for Digital Assets and Collections Manager:

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Responsibilities will include:

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

Education and Experience

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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

This job requires:

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

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

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

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

The Senior Library Assistant, Digital Services will:

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian – RC2
Location: McLaughlin Research Corporation

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Librarian will maintain library collections of books, serial publications, documents, audiovisual and other materials and assists groups and individuals in locating and obtaining materials.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Furnish information on library activities, facilities, rules and services.
  • Explain and assist in use of reference sources, such as card or book catalog or book and periodical indexes to locate information.
  • Issue and receive materials for circulation or use in library.
  • Assemble and arrange displays of books and other library materials.
  • Maintain reference and circulation materials.
  • Answer correspondence on special reference subjects.
  • Compile lists of library materials according to subjects or interests.
  • Select, order, catalog and classify materials.

This position is contingent upon contract award

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented, innovative, and proactive.
  • Bachelors Degree in Library Science
  • Must be able to successfully obtain an Active Security Clearance – Secret Level.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

This position is listed under Nashville, but the position can be based in Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, or Washington, DC. Open until filled.

The Research Librarian will have responsibility for assisting the Manager of Research Services in developing, refining, implementing and providing training for the research capabilities of the firm. The Research Librarian will assist in developing, focusing and maintaining the physical collection; including ordering, cataloging, routing and shelving and the electronic resources; including selection, cataloging, database creation and maintenance, and licensing.

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science, Information Science or equivalent from an accredited ALA program
  • Possess a minimum of 1 to 3 years of library experience, preferably in a legal, corporate or business library
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Westlaw or Lexis
  • Strong knowledge of the following applications: BloombergLaw, CapIQ, Inmagic DB Textworks, VitalLaw, or other databases
  • Web design and content management experience desired
  • Experience reviewing electronic research products and licensing
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and must be able to convey her or his ideas in a manner that is convincing to others
  • Strong interpersonal skills that allow the ability to work with a variety of attorneys and administrative staff, and the professional presence and demeanor to represent the firm in its research services functions to the attorneys, staff and administrative departments
  • Familiarity with basic cataloging principles
  • Team player and possess the ability to partner effectively with other administrative areas in order to accomplish the firm’s goals
  • Strong work ethic and flexibility to meet the demands of the position; this includes working with attorneys and staff in the firm’s various offices on both the day and evening shifts. This job requires the successful candidate to be available to meet crises on a 24/7 basis, and to be accessible even when on seminars or vacation
  • Responsibilities:
  • Provide ready reference and in-depth research services, both legal and non-legal, to all practice and administrative areas of the firm
  • Participate in knowledge management activities including development of internal work product and records management databases
  • Contribute to and manage Intranet content
  • Participate in daily library updating, maintenance, accounting and cataloging and collection development
  • Actively market library services within the firm
  • Develop and conduct research training
  • Maintain relationships with appropriate business and marketing technology vendors to maintain an understanding of the services and products available to the firm and to achieve optimum pricing
  • Attend seminars, association meetings and such related events that she or he is knowledgeable of the development of legal services technologies available to the law firm, and understands the state of the art legal technology necessary to maintain the firm’s competitive edge in this area.
  • Undertake other duties as requested by the firm’s Manager of Research Services
  • Work directly with specific practice groups to meet their research and information management needs

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Library Assistant
Location: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

Summary
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is a research center in Washington, DC affiliated with Harvard University and supporting scholarship in Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies. The Library Assistant reports to the Reader Services Librarian, supporting all aspects of public services, interlibrary loan, and collection management in the Research Library.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Librarian with ILL requests using ILLIAD software: receiving and returning loans, preparing lending and borrowing forms, assigning due dates, tracking due dates and emailing users.
  • Monitor ILL email box
  • Retrieve materials from the stacks and prepare them for ILL shipment.
  • Open and process incoming ILL shipments.
  • Track overdue books. Contact patrons by email and phone.
  • Assist Interlibrary Loan Librarian with article requests: screening lending requests for articles, processing outgoing and incoming requests to verify citations and availability, imposing copyright restrictions.
  • Retrieve items, and scan articles or books chapters for electronic transmission.
  • Assist with managing circulation activity, fulfillment in the integrated library system, recalls, returns and special searching.
  • Participate in staffing the reference desk and monitoring researchers using archival collections as needed.
  • Compile statistics on ILL, library and collection use.
  • Shelve books, assist with collection shifts, shelf-read and inventory collections.
  • Assist with final steps for processing for new books and journals.
  • Bibliographic searching for pre-order purposes.
  • Other duties assigned as time permits.

Qualifications

Basic:

Previous library experience required, or experience working in a scholarly environment.

Additional:

  • Experience using computerized library systems, with ILLIAD experience strongly preferred (specify systems experience in curriculum vitae).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History or humanities preferred.
  • Graduate coursework in library and information science is strongly preferred.
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of at least one foreign language like Greek, Spanish, etc. is highly preferred.

Physical Demands

The physical requirements of this position relate primarily to collections shelved in a research library and work done in an office environment. The incumbent should be able to bend, stoop, and reach to retrieve library materials, and be able to push a fully laden truck of books. This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time associated with working at a desk with a computer and monitor.

To Apply
The position remains open until filled. Please forward résumé and cover letter detailing relevant qualifications by clicking the link below.
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341& AReq=57109BR

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Legislative Research Analyst
Location: Arnold & Porter

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Legislative Research Analyst to join our energetic, creative, and global service team. This new position is fully remote, but the employee must live within 50 miles of the Washington, DC office.

Under the direction of the firmwide Research Services management team, Research Analysts respond to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel in all A&P offices. Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, curated news preparation, collection development, and other department activities.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform legislative and regulatory reference and research services in all jurisdictions and across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Provide legislative and regulatory tracking services by developing requests and monitoring results. Create and maintain targeted current awareness alerts and feeds by combining expert knowledge of one or more legislative subject areas with knowledge of methods for organizing, accessing, and disseminating information.
  • Serve as a liaison to practice groups and other designated constituencies to offer targeted research, training and product support and serves as the department’s expert in legislative and regulatory research and other select subjects and industries.
  • Participate in collection development activities, reviewing resources, products, and tools, making recommendations as appropriate, and promoting their use.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to perform legal, business, and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Help plan, develop tools and documentation, and participate in orientation and training sessions.
  • Maintain awareness of new products, research tools and emerging technologies relevant to legislative research services.
  • Actively participate in Department and other internal Firm meetings.
  • Promote the services of the Department firmwide.
  • Participate in, or lead, special projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s in Library Science, Political Science, or equivalent degree from an accredited university or Juris Doctor.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience with the legislative and regulatory process, at least two at the federal level; extensive research experience; law firm experience strongly preferred.
  • Highly developed understanding of the federal legislative process and knowledge of government documents and sources including the networks, protocols, and procedures of Capitol Hill.
  • Superior ability to analyze information and evaluate new research products meant for legislative/ regulatory work.
  • Working knowledge of legal research methods, and the ability to assess and utilize the best, most cost-effective and efficient research tools.
  • Ability to master new research tools in an expedited timeframe.
  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, CCH Cheetah, HeinOnline, and ProQuest.
  • Thorough competency with relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong collaboration skills along with the ability to manage multiple and complex research projects–often on tight deadlines–while attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with the Quest ticketing system a plus.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Position: National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law Librarian
Location: George Washington University

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown D.C. neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.

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

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law Librarian position to begin as soon as possible during the Spring 2022 semester. The librarian in this position supports reference services offered by the Public Services Division of the Law Library.

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 requirements by the time of appointment; and a JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment.

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/86462 to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications began November 29, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Information Specialist
Location: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Salary: $61,947 to $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

NIST works with industry and science to advance innovation and improve quality of life. We’re looking for a Information Specialist to join our team!

Duties

This position provides high-quality reference and research assistance related to information technology, engineering, standards development and conformity assessment information processes. Includes conducting reference interviews to identify customer needs and answering ready-reference questions from outside of NIST by the Standards Information Center. This position also organizes, synthesizes, and compiles research results into a deliverable format that meets the customer’s needs, including generating FAQs. Performs a range of database management support functions.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Assistant University Archivist

Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Originally posted on Chronicle of Higher Education

Nature of Work:
The successful candidate for this position will:
● Assist the University Archivist in developing and implementing the mission and vision of
the University Archives and Sports Archives
● Be responsible for project orientation, a work culture that is both fluid and accountable,
and an excellent student and contract staff.
● As a member of the University of Maryland team, the Assistant University Archivist will
also support building, maintaining, organizing, preserving, publicizing, and providing
access to athletics-related archival holdings while also preserving the history of
University of Maryland athletics
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the University Archivist, and in collaboration with other UMD Libraries’
units, the Assistant University Archivist is responsible for activities in the following areas:
Engagement, Outreach, and Instruction
● Interacts with university faculty, staff, students, and alumni, other donors, records
managers, and professional colleagues in the field as required.
● Designs outreach activities related to exhibitions and social media campaigns, conducts
library instruction according to lessons planned and designed in collaboration and
consultation with SCUA Instruction & Outreach Coordinator
● Building relationships with undergraduate and graduate student organizations and other
groups that frequently visit the archive.
● Assists as appropriate with long-term fundraising and donor relations projects, such as
Launch UMD campaigns and other special donor events.
Reference and Research Assistance
● Respond to all reference and research assistance as delegated by University Archivist.
● Serves in rotation on the reference desk in the Maryland Room, including occasional
evenings and weekends.
● Develops LibGuides and research guides to enhance access to collections.
Collection Management
● Manages the routine transfer and accessioning of records from campus units, offices, and
departments.
● Implements University Archivists’ plans to process, arrange, describe, and digitize
collections, as well as creating finding aids and other descriptive tools in collaboration
and consultation with SCUA Access Head
● Collaborates and consults with Head of Preservation to ensure the proper storage and
preservation of all University and Sports Archives materials.
Personnel Administration
● Oversees the work of the University Archives’ contract and hourly student employees,
and volunteers.
Service and Scholarship
Participates in opportunities to serve the Libraries, the University of Maryland and the
archives/library profession.
● Represents Special Collections and University Archives and/or the University Archives at
library and campus meetings, professional library and archives, conferences, and other
events.
● Creates a scholarly and creative agenda (including, but not limited to exhibits,
publications, presentations) that is attuned to work in the special collections field and
demonstrates continued growth as a professional.
Other Duties As Assigned
● Participates in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting
diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
● Contributes to achieving the University’s and/or the Libraries’ diversity, equity, inclusion,
and accessibility goals.
Requirements:
Background Check Required: Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a
background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a
finalist from employment in the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION: Required: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an
ALA-accredited program or equivalent; or an advanced/graduate degree related to the position’s
duties.
EXPERIENCE:
Required:
● 2-3 years’ professional experience or equivalent working with archival and special
collections material
● Knowledge of archival standards and current best practices.
● Excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to work independently and
collegially.
● Work experience in a Special Collections and University Archives
● Ability to train and supervise student assistants
● Long-term project management experience
● Experience with ArchivesSpace and Aeon
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Must have demonstrated organizational skills, attention to
detail, and strong time management skills. Must be able to work effectively with others in a team
setting.
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to
http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.
** Position is appointed as professional track faculty within the Faculty Specialist Ranks as established by the
University of Maryland. This is a non-tenured, contractual position. Rank at appointment is based on the successful
applicant’s experience and relevant credentials.
Applications: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at
https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/91877. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be
legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor
individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source
of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted.


Best consideration date is February 21, 2022.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all
applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity
for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or
mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital
status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all
aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We
support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique,
interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and
scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten
cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically
marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Online Learning Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a tech-savvy and collaborative librarian to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The Online Learning Librarian will actively work with faculty and colleagues to design, implement, and assess online learning services and programs for undergraduate and graduate students. This position will lead and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs to support the curricula of both universities. The position reports to the Research Services Librarian and is a member of the Research and Instruction unit within the Library’s Research and Technology Services Department.
LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated interest in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Online Learning Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to improve the library’s research and instruction program to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Grow and continuously improve an effective program of online instruction designed to meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students. Work with faculty to employ a broad range of learning objects to enhance their teaching.
  • Examples include modular web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and emerging educational technologies.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs.
  • Provide library instruction to on-campus and remote students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for remote students.
  • Provide general reference support.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Online Learning Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree by June 2022 from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with current trends, best practices, and issues in online learning;
  • Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated research consultation and instruction experience;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects.
  • Working knowledge of platforms such as Zoom, Sidecar Learning, LibGuides, and other learning object creation software.

Position: Archivist for Digital Initiatives
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and tech-savvy individual to lead the development, management, and preservation of digital collections in Archives and Special Collections. Reporting to the Head of Archives and Special Collections, the Archivist for Digital Initiatives’ role includes policy development; processing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections; creating metadata; and collaborating on related outreach and public services initiatives. The successful candidate will be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about serving our two university communities, Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University, through increased access to and robust preservation of digital materials.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from early career archivists and those who have demonstrated interest in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop, document, and implement procedures for accessioning, arranging, describing, and providing access to digitized and born-digital materials according to professional standards.
  • Arrange and describe analog, hybrid, and born-digital archival collections.
  • Develop, document, and implement policies and procedures for the preservation of digital materials.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to develop metadata supporting the discovery and management of digital content.
  • Supervise in-house and outsourced digitization projects.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to support digital scholarship initiatives in our two university communities.
  • Contribute to archives-oriented outreach, including social media, library website, presentations, and exhibits.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate student assistants, interns, and/or volunteers.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three work-related references with “Archivist for Digital Initiatives” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID inclusive of boosters. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination, inclusive of boosters, will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree by June 2022 from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA, or master’s degree in a related field such as Public History;
  • Experience with the arrangement and description of archival collections;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategies for managing born-digital archival material and of digital preservation standards;
  • Experience with one or more platforms for the discovery, management, and/or preservation of digital collections;
  • Demonstrated aptitude for and interest in learning new technologies and skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience creating metadata for digital objects;
  • Experience with web archiving activities and tools.

Position: Science Metrics Data Analyst II
Location: Space Telescope Science Institute

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), located on the Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, MD, is the science operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and the science and mission operations center for the James Webb Space Telescope, launched in 2021. (Click here to learn more about our missions). Take part in work at the forefront of astronomy in a job that offers a competitive salary and generous benefits. This position could support working from home. Candidates must be in our local market to be able to report on-site when needed.

STScI is seeking a Science Metrics Data Analyst II to join the Library team in the Science Mission Office. Under the general direction of the Branch Manager and with support from the Science Metrics Lead, the Science Metrics Data Analyst contributes to the metrics program by gathering key science metric information and making those metrics available through database tools and reports.

The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package (Click here to explore our benefits). STScI offers a flexible and welcoming workspace for all (Click here to learn more about our culture).

TO APPLY: Share your experience by uploading a resume and completing an online application. Applications received by February 11th, 2022 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.

Direct link: Science Metrics Data Analyst II

Explore all career opportunities through our website at http://www.stsci.edu/opportunities/

COVID Working Protocols: https://outerspace.stsci.edu/display/CWP

STScI embraces the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in creating a first-rate community. We reflect this deep dedication in strongly encouraging women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities (Click here to learn more about how we foster Diversity & Inclusion). Veterans, disabled individuals, or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at careers@stsci.edu EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce http://www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity.asp

As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements that are included for protection and to assist us in our record-keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.

Requirements

Your Role & Responsibilities include:

  • Reviews refereed literature for papers that use data from telescopes; applies metadata to science papers using automated and manual techniques.
  • Provides direct support and advice to bibliography stakeholders related to search, retrieval and interpretation of publication metrics.
  • Investigates and solves problems related to publications, metadata, linked archival data, Astrophysics Data System (ADS) index records, and/or database entries.
  • Prepares routine and ad hoc reports under the direction of the Science Metrics Lead and Branch Manager; gathers and presents numeric and visual data summarizing metrics for stakeholders, with an emphasis on transparency and equity.
  • Assists Science Metrics Lead with documentation and requirements writing; participates in testing and communicates ideas for improvements.
  • Assists with metrics gathering and analysis to support staff career cases related to hiring, promotion, talent retention, and collaboration.
  • Gathers external metrics for comparison and benchmarking for staff, institute, and missions.

Your Experience, Skills & Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Systems, Computational Linguistics, Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, or a related field. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in scientific, research, reporting, or technical support activities.

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of technical, scientific, and non-technical personnel within the institute and to communicate effectively with archives, libraries, and other astronomical institutions and observatories.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing tools and methodologies in information or data delivery.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal instruction; strong time management skills, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience working on small projects or completion of a curriculum, at least two of the following three: database search and retrieval; metrics/metadata entry and reporting; technical writing and documentation best practices.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident.

Desirable, but not required

  • Experience writing or using an API.
  • Knowledge of scientific literature and/or data archives is desirable.
  • Familiarity with persistent identifiers such as DOIs and ORCID.
  • Experience scripting in Python or writing requirements for software that uses Python.
  • Knowledge of taxonomies and thesauri.

Position: Senior Research Data Analyst
Location: Johns Hopkins University
Salary: $53,020 – $72,935

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Epidemiology Department is seeking a Senior Research Data Analyst who will assist in analysis of documents in the Opioid Industry Documents Archive and with further development of the Archive.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform a rapid, critical analysis of extensive sets of documents produced by opioid manufacturers that have been released as a result of litigation, with respect to content of the materials, including the cases, dates, products, stakeholders, and document types, in order to summarize information for research and communication purposes.
  • Prepare summary materials from such analyses that are suitable for dissemination to general public to promote archive access and use.
  • Review, analysis and development of metadata accompanying submitted documents.
  • Apply similar tools and methods to those used for the analyses above to new contributions to the opioid archives.
  • Work with the project team in pursuing potential new sources of contributions to the archive.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s Degree in related discipline.
  • 1 year related experience.
  • Require highly specialized advanced knowledge, education and/or training in a specialized field of study to conduct research.

Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of health sciences, health policy, and/or history of science, medicine and technology.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current national metadata standards.
  • Education/training in archives, library and information science, history, or related field.
  • Experience working in archives, digital humanities, digital preservation, and/or data mining.
  • Experience with or knowledge of research methodologies in the social sciences is preferred.
  • Ability to work remotely and collaborate with a diverse and geographically distributed team.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.

Classified Title: Sr. Research Data Analyst
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
Starting Salary Range: 53,020 – $72,935 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5:00 flex
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Telecommute
Department name: ​​​​​​​Epidemiology
Personnel area: School of Public Health

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

Two Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Armed Forces Retirement Home
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Resident Services, Recreation Division at the Armed Forces Retirement Home. The primary purpose of this position is to manage the agency’s library and its’ adjoining services (computer lab and computer/game rooms, the movie program and the music/listening room).

Duties

As a Librarian, you will:

  • Provide professional library services to meet the needs of all Residents and employees, i.e., general reading, viewing videotaped/DVD movies or instructional videos, and/or listening to music, and literature or instructional material on audio cassettes.
  • Review and research professional publications to select those books and materials that are commensurate with the needs, development, welfare (mental and emotional stimulation) and education of patrons.
  • Responsible for acquisition and cataloging all books and movies/DVD’s entering the library collection using the Circulation Plus Software Program (an electronic tracking system).
  • Assist with preparation of annual budget for expenditures on items such as books, periodicals, journals, supplies, and library equipment.
  • Order supplies and create work orders for the library and adjoining services.

Position: Acquisitions Librarian
Location: Folger Shakespeare Library
Salary: $70,000 – $80,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

About Us:

The Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world.

The Folger welcome millions of visitors online and in person. We provide unparalleled access to a huge array of resources, from original sources to modern interpretations. With the Folger, you can experience the power of performance, the wonder of exhibitions, and the excitement of pathbreaking research. We offer the opportunity to see and even work with early modern sources, driving discovery and transforming education for students of all ages.

The Folger Shakespeare Library knows that an exceptional staff is the backbone of any great organization. We hire exceptionally qualified diverse individuals who are committed to the mission, vision, and values of our organization. Once employed, the Folger provides a generous compensation, leave, and benefits package, as well as many opportunities for personal and professional growth, and we encourage you to come join us

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is seeking an experienced Acquisitions Librarian to join its Collections team. This individual reports to the Associate Librarian for Collections Care and Development and is responsible for the management and the leadership of the Acquisitions Department, which administers a robust acquisition program both of antiquarian and secondary research material including electronic resources.

Duties:

  • Cultivates and maintains excellent working relations with all vendors, dealers, and donors.
  • Participates in the creation and management of the collections budget.
  • Monitors Acquisitions expenditures, provides expenditure reports, manages the allocation of restricted and unrestricted funds for the purchase of rare and modern items.
  • In consultation with appropriate staff, reviews and maintains current approval plans.
  • Coordinates the subscriptions for electronic resources and their access procedures with the Acquisitions Coordinator for Electronic Resources and Secondary Research Material.
  • Reviews and negotiates new license agreements, engages in, and promotes ethical practices in purchasing, and complying with licensing terms and access agreements.
  • Supervises and reviews the processing of all new acquisitions, whether purchases or gifts of items, maintaining accurate acquisition and donor records.
  • Supervises the preparation of orders, correspondence, reports, and maintenance of office files.
  • Oversees staff in providing detailed information to Development to facilitate donor communication.
  • Makes sure all invoices are paid in a timely manner.
  • Provides an open and supportive working environment for Acquisitions staff.
  • Works closely with the Associate Librarian for Collection Care and Development in planning and executing Acquisitions Group procedures.
  • Fosters good working relationships with other units and divisions of Collections and the institution.
  • Participates with other members of the Collections Care and Development group in developing and executing communal goals and projects.
  • Works with conservators to plan for the needs of newly ordered or acquired materials.
  • Collaborates with Advancement to successfully manage gift-in-kind arrangements.
  • Participates in the institutional fundraising events for the acquisitions department with collaboration from appropriate sources.
  • Participates in the management of a digital asset collection development policy.
  • Acts as one of the Acquisitions Group representatives on staff committees and/or assists on projects for committees.
  • Maintains current awareness of trends in the management and integration of acquisitions activities within technical and public services. Serves as an ambassador for the Folger at conferences.
  • Performs other acquisition duties as assigned.

Pandemic response: Non-essential Folger staff are working remotely from the D.C. area, and all programming had been moved online. When we return to the office this position is expected to work on site. The building is currently closed to the public due to construction projects.

All staff, contractors, and visitors working or visiting onsite are required to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and furnish proof of vaccination (unless they have received a medical or religious exemption). Masks are required in all shared or public spaces onsite until further notice.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should submit their cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted. No phone calls please.  Please apply through our website: Jobs and Internships at the Folger – Workday (myworkdayjobs.com)

The Folger is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent experience required.
  • Proficiency in the use of integrated library systems and spreadsheets necessary.
  • Familiarity with MARC records or bibliographic description in general required.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of a modern European language preferably Italian, French, or German preferred.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of Latin preferred.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, organization skills, and interpersonal skills.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Duties

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

Position: Government Research Specialist
Location: Nelson Mullins

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

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

Requirements

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

Four Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

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

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

Major duties of this position include:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Job Summary

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

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

Qualifications

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

Experience/Education

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

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

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

If you are having technical issues applying for a position, please contact your local internet service provider. Applicants who are interested in applying for a position and require special assistance or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability or a religious belief or practice should contact Jennifer Lee at (212) 735-2073.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

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

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

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

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

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

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

Apply today!

Three Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

Requirements

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS:

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

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

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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

The Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University is seeking a Library Services Specialist to provide services to library users by performing a variety of functions related to the operations and procedures of the Access Services Unit and has primary responsibility for managing the collection as stacks coordinator and evening student employee supervision. Provides high quality customer service, communicates the library’s mission and provides guidance on adherence to library procedures and policies. The regular hours of this position are Tuesday – Saturday 12p.m.-8pm. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html.

Responsibilities and Duties

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

Qualifications and Skills

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

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

Salary and Benefits

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

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

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

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

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.

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

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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

The Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University is seeking a Library Services Specialist to provide services to library users by performing a variety of functions related to the operations and procedures of the Circulation Department and provides high quality customer service in support of the library’s mission. The regular hours for this position is Tuesday -Friday 8am-4pm and Saturday 12pm-8pm. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html.

Responsibilities and Duties

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

Qualifications and Skills

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

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

Salary and Benefits

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

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

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

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

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Manager of Library Services
Location: Kutak Rock LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Position: Library Services Manager
Location: Legal Placements Inc.

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Our client, an international law firm, is seeking a National Manager of Library Services. This position will be based in the firm’s Washington, DC office and the client is offering a flexible schedule hybrid/remote work environment. Qualified applicants should have a minimum of five to eight progressive years of library experience, with strong preference for that experience to be focused on management. A Master’s Degree in Library Science is required and while prior law firm experience is preferred, we are open to candidates outside of the legal industry that possess strong leadership and time management skills. To inquire further about this opportunity and to learn more, please reach out to Miana Ford, Miana@legalplacements.com.

Position: Analyst in Economic Development Policy
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division (G&F) is seeking an Analyst in Economic Development Policy to serve the United States Congress by providing expertise on policy issues pertinent to economic development, transition, and recovery, including economic disruption and disaster resilience. Work may include design and evaluation of options for Congress to inform the debate on economic development policy and related issues.

Duties

The ideal candidate will have experience conducting applied analysis that blends a background in economic development policy with detailed knowledge of economic transition principles at all levels of government. This may include knowledge of economic development, transition, and recovery programs and policies within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), such as the Defense Production Act. Experience with economic development interventions for disruptions such as financial shocks, natural disasters, climate change, energy transitions, or other crises is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to draw from a multidisciplinary background to provide rigorous public policy analysis for some of the most complex issues for Congress. Strong policy research, writing, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Candidates with experience explaining complex public policies, programs, and economic principles in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise are encouraged to apply.

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

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

Analyst duties include:

Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

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

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

The position description number for this position is 004748.

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

RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE PERSON(S) SELECTED UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

Position: Legislative Information Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Office of Legislative Information Services, seeks a Legislative Information Specialist. This position is under the Legislative Analysis Services Section (LASS), which provides data enhancements to Congress.gov, the authoritative legislative database consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended federal legislation.

Duties

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

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

Legislative Information Specialist duties include:

Performs a variety of tasks, often on a rotational basis, related to both legislative information and congressional client information. The incumbent identifies points in the congressional proceedings where legislative action has occurred; evaluates the nature and technical meaning of legislative measures; monitors a variety of print and electronic quality control reports; identifies and diagnoses problems occurring in web-based legislative data; and assists in the development of special products and projects for the United States Congress and CRS. The incumbent also researches, identifies, enters, updates, organizes, and maintains data, and performs quality control rotational duties.

The selectee examines the Congressional Record and other complex legislative documents to determine the status and results of congressional proceedings (e.g., floor statements, hearings, votes, amendments, etc.). Identifies points in congressional proceedings where legislative action has occurred. Locates the full text of legislative measures and identifies the multiple stages within the legislative process. Verifies key elements (e.g., bill number, title, date of introduction, sponsor(s), co-sponsor(s), committee(s) of jurisdiction, etc.) of legislative measures.

Coordinates and consults with congressional staff, CRS colleagues, and Library of Congress staff to ensure the accuracy, integrity, and authenticity of legislative information and authority records. Assists in the identification and resolution of legislative data and administrative issues by working cooperatively with congressional staff and colleagues.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The position description number for this position is 235738.

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

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

The incumbent of this position is eligible to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE PERSON(S) SELECTED UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Librarian/Cataloger
Location: BAE Systems, Springfield, VA

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking a Library professional to support a government customer with cataloging of their collection of geospatial and textual products (maps, charts, CDs, DVDs, textual material, intelligence documents, handheld photography and digital datasets), manage inter-library loans, perform research in support of the mission, and maintain the library collection.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

3+ Years of professional experience with geography, cataloging, document management, and research. Must have familiarity of inter-library loans and excellent customer service skills.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

Masters Degree in Library Science from an accredited organization; experience using MARC and other professional metadata standards

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Systems)
Location: National Defense Library
Salary: $87,198 – $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

National Defense University (NDU) supports the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others in order to develop leaders who have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world.
Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.

Duties

1.Coordinates technical and bibliographic processes related to access, selection, acquisition and maintenance of electronic resources and serials and databases.

  • Works independently and collaboratively with all levels of staff.
  • Ensures smooth integration of electronic subscriptions into the library’s library management system, resolving access issues. Coordinates serials database maintenance, oversees cataloging of serials.
  • Assists with license agreements for electronic resources, working directly with vendors, manages license compliance issues and use policies to library staff and users.
  • Has current awareness of new trends, standards and emerging technologies in electronic resources.
  • Conducts training, briefings and provides presentations to library and university staff.- Assists with coordinating demos and trial subscriptions of new electronic resources.
  • Identifies, evaluates and implements new technologies for management of and access to electronic materials using analytical and problem- solving skills.
  • Coordinates integrated access to electronic resources via portal software or other technologies such as link resolvers, utilizing Open URL standards and other emerging technologies.

2. Functions as a back-up to provide technical support for the library management system.

  • Under the direction of the senior systems librarians, participates in the development, coordination and ongoing evolution of the library’s library management system.
  • Provides expert technical assistance in resolving users problems with web-based resources and desktop applications.
  • Works with NDU network and IT staff in monitoring the library’s library management, and other automated/electronic information products and services. Assists with system upgrades, profiling and troubleshooting as required. Stays current of trends in library automation and emerging technologies which could ensure the library’s continuing role of excellence in the military academic community.

3. Provides leadership in planning, obtaining, and organizing electronic resources across the library.

  • Possess familiarity with metadata standards, and the creation of digital collections.
  • Applies organizational techniques and knowledge of information retrieval to enhance access for users.
  • Automates gathering of usage statistics where possible across various library platforms to inform annual report.
  • Serves as a liaison to other Divisions in the library providing technical assistance and participating in the planning, development and evaluation of digital services and the enhancement/conversion materials to electronic formats.

Performs other duties as assigned.