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.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Automation Operations Coordinator)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery & Preservation Services, LCSG
The position description number for this position is 179602.
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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside the Library. Assists clients in developing complex projects.

Manages special projects that have a significant impact on the delivery of customer support services. Represents the division in planning for the installation and implementation of new systems (e.g., upgrade to a new operating system). Leads efforts to define post-implementation support requirements. Develops and implements performance criteria to ensure that requirements are achieved.

Leads quick-response teams in responding to customer service problems resulting from catastrophic events, such as virus infections or power outages. Consults with other experts in other specialty areas to develop integrated action plans. Issues communication to inform customers of problems and to instruct them in taking necessary actions. Plans and coordinates actions with interagency infrastructure protection groups to ensure an integrated response to problems of a potentially extensive nature.

Analyzes and resolves problems related to the resolution of user hardware, software application, and system problems. Anticipates issues/problems relating to complex hardware and software applications. Troubleshoots a wide range of user application problems reported by staff. Serves as the division’s coordinator for telecommunications equipment, operations, services and maintenance.

Serves as division expert for database management systems. Provides technical support to computer personnel and users throughout the Library of Congress engaged in the development and implementation of the systems and subsystems required to meet the data processing needs of the Library of Congress. Works with end users to establish and enforce database standards, procedures, and guidelines.

Designs and manages database systems for a division-wide or directorate-wide application with multiple users in more than one division or program office. Develops, monitors and maintains DBMS environments and objects such as tables, indexes, and views. Assists with the backup, restoration, reorganization, and recovery work on database and associated files. Monitors database and associated files. Performs physical database design, implementation, and testing. Conducts workflow analysis to reduce redundancy and improve efficiency. Reviews procedural changes to determine impact on users. Recommends changes in procedures.

Plans and implements innovative technologies including development of short-range plans for information technology applications which have agency-wide impact and benefit. Develops detailed project plans, timetables, and coordination control to ensure the integrity of the system design and development and the success of implementation.

Applies new technologies to projects and systems to improve access to information and productivity.

Oversees, coordinates, and manages the Library of Congress-wide library computer equipment and automated services. Coordinates with the division staff and other cooperative partners to assure interconnectivity and continued upgrades to shared resources.

Ensures the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of systems administration services for the division or directorate. Resolves hardware/software interface and inter-operability problems.

Position: Reference and Digital Services Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a Reference and Digital Services Librarians to join its Knowledge Management Section. The selectee will perform reference and instructional services, and will maintain and develop web-based information tools and services.

Responsibilities

Duties
WEB SERVICES

Facilitates and coordinates communication with stakeholders and collaborates with CRS staff to assist in the development and improvement of web-based information tools and services. Participates in the development and improvement of internal websites, including updating content and assisting in integrating new features and technologies. Applies standard and emerging practices of librarianship and other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information and management of information access.

Participates in and/or leads the maintenance of digital services such as bibliographic reference management, virtual reference, digital archives and repositories. Organizes information to improve access and retrieval.

DIGITAL SERVICES PROJECTS

Contributes to the development or enhancement of information tools to support CRS’s research activities, identifies project-related issues or problems, formulates requirements for tools and systems to address these needs, and liaises with information technology specialists regarding incorporation of these requirements into new or enhanced information systems.

Participates in digital content and knowledge management projects. Assists with ongoing assessment of CRS’s information services through data gathering and analysis, and exploratory research on standard storage and access options and preservation strategies. Participates in research and evaluation, and in the planning, design, development, testing, and implementation of new digital services.

Keeps abreast of developments affecting knowledge management, metadata, and information retrieval.

INSTRUCTIONAL AND RESEARCH SERVICES

Provides electronic and print research and reference services. Promotes the use of electronic research materials by staff and coordinates the development of training guides (e.g., library tutorials, web-based instruction, and web pages). Identifies information resources to respond to research needs, instructs clients in the use of digital resources in face-to-face and classroom settings, updates documentation related to content administration and management, and assists with client outreach activities.

Develops and maintains a broad knowledge of CRS information resources, current events, research activities, and research resources. Integrates this knowledge into designing new tools and technology or facilitating or enhancing use of current tools and technology.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience; knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information; and an understanding of the principles of information management, metadata, and information retrieval 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.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Reference Librarian (Team Lead)
Location: National Defense University
Salary: $75,524 – $81,608

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Defense University is recruiting for a Reference Librarian (Team Lead) in Reference and Instructional Services. This position is responsible for providing comprehensive instructional services on research methods and the use of Library resources in all formats; reference and research services; and curriculum development support services to University students, faculty, staff, and authorized outside users.

Duties

  • 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 partnerships 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 holdings 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.

Position: Digital Media Specialist
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC). The Incumbent will primarily be responsible for supporting the Director of Digital Media and Technology in the development, archival, operations/management, and implementation of SLC’s digital immersion plan, Latinidad in the 21st Century: A Digital Experience for All.

Duties

  • Co-develops strategy for and oversees preservation, maintenance and archiving of all digital assets for Center’s various digital repositories, including the content management system (CMS) for the Center’s website, and SLC’s presence on SI’s Digital Assets Management System (DAMS) or similar systems.
  • Performs curatorial research and develops new scholarship based on Latinos Center/Gallery digital repository working in collaboration with Smithsonian’s Latino Curators to identify, collect and build Latino digital repository.
  • Manages and oversees relationship between the National Museum of American History media advisors, and Latino Gallery Exhibition and Media Teams specifically in areas such as structural digital media installations, custom interfaces, digital equipment, technical design and production, and AV.
  • The incumbent supports the Smithsonian Latinos Center’s Marketing and Communication team with selection, editing, and planform ready of digital assets for eMarketing campaigns, social media campaigns, annual and impact reports, as well as traditional print media, publications, video, and audio assets.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Corestaff

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Law Section (LS), U.S. Programs, Law & Lit Division (LS), Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Dir (LS), Library Services .
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

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

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process.

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

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

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: George Washington University

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

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

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

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

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

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

Two Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

Experience/Education

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services (RCS), Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 413022.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One Position: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Salary: 122,530 – $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available at USA Jobs

Summary

This position is located in the Library Branch, Research and Reference Services Division, National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD) of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). This position reports to the Director of the Division of Research and Reference Services. This position is duty stationed in Bowie, Maryland.

Responsibilities

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.

Duties include:

The incumbent serves as the Chief, Library Branch. The incumbent serves in an advisory and liaison capacity to NIHD and Museum staff and management.

The incumbent oversees the daily operations of the Library Branch and helps ensure that the Museum’s policies are implemented for the growth and refinement, maintenance, use, and protection of the Library’s collections.

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct and implement national Library programs and services to resolve highly complex reference and information research; to develop new and innovative approaches to policies, programs, and methods in solving various problems which are inherent to expanding and improving library services to meet the information needs of the USHMM library system research and development customer base.

Serves as the Chief of the Library Branch, with primary responsibility for managing a national research library for the Holocaust.

Twelve Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Summary

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

Requirements

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

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

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

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

Requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

Qualifications

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

Experience/Education

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

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

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

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

See the full job descriptions and links to apply here:

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

High Level Summary of Essential Responsibilities:

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

Summary of Qualifications:

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Essential Functions

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

Nonessential Functions

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

Qualifications

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

Experience/Education

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

Other

Requires occasional weekend coverage.

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

The position description number for this position is 004740.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

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

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

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

Analyst Duties Include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Chief Archivist
Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Salary: $144,128 – $172,500

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Summary

The position is located in the Archival Affairs Branch in the Archival and Curatorial Affairs Division of the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD) of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), with a duty location at the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation, and Research Center in Bowie, MD.

Responsibilities

Duties include:

The primary role of the Chief Archivist is to provide comprehensive archival, cataloging and strategic direction for the branch and the Museum, with an emphasis on description and the orchestration of archival processing and cataloging of incoming collections and accretions, and coordination with other staff to ensure and expand physical and digital access to the Museum’s Collection of Record. Additionally, the Chief Archivist serves as a leader in the international field of Holocaust-related archives and archival access, representing the Museum in coordination with the Archival and Curatorial Affairs Division Director and the NIHD Office Head in various national and international organizations, such as EHRI, the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure.

Ensures intellectual control over collections’ descriptive data through oversight of archival processing and cataloging as well as development and exchange of metadata attached to collections records to other branches in NIHD, including for inclusion in the Digital Asset Management System.

Provides management and policy oversight of the institutional archivist responsible for the retention and disposal of institutional electronic and hard-copy records according to federal guidelines.

Leads the development and implementation of Office-wide practices and policies designed in collaboration with the Archival and Curatorial Affairs Director and Chief Curator, as well as staff from other NIHD divisions and branches to enhance accessibility of Museum collections by researchers and other patrons.

Oversees and reviews answers to archival reference inquiries, in coordination with the Research and Reference Services Division, for other USHMM staff and the public on Museum collections, institutional records, and materials at other institutions.

Two Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

Requirements

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

Position: Customer Experience Specialist/ Research Librarian
Location: Digital Science
Salary: $70,000.00 – $120,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

We are Digital Science and we are advancing the research ecosystem.

We are a pioneering technology company, and our vision is of a future where a trusted and collaborative research ecosystem drives progress for all. We believe in better, open, collaborative and inclusive research. In creating the next generation of tools and working in partnership with the community we tackle some of the biggest challenges to research. In order to achieve our vision, we need innovative, inspiring and dynamic people to join our team. Do you want to join us in achieving our vision?

Dimensions, part of the Digital Science family, is the world’s largest linked research information dataset, covering millions of research publications and connected by more than 1.3 billion citations. We are shaping the future of research and are looking for a Customer Experience Specialist/Research Librarian to help us support and guide our clients to get what they need from Dimensions tools and services. Could you be a part of the team?

Your new role

As part of the global and dynamic team, you will play a key role in serving our global customers, a large and growing set of global government and funding organizations. Working in a highly collaborative team environment, you will lead support for customers and provide delivery excellence that delights our customers, informs billions in research investment, fuels word-of-mouth growth, and very high renewal rates, an indication of serving our customers with best service possible. You will help our customers use bibliometric and scientometric data from Dimensions to support research assessment, portfolio management/analysis, strategic planning and more.

As a Customer Experience Specialist/Research Librarian, you will lead customer support responses, anticipate and triage requests, and perform a wide range of activities, which will help our customers to think through how Dimensions and its underlying data can support their needs. As someone who thrives in helping people and solving problems with them, you will create custom data sets, provide training and answer questions about our products, as you grow to become an expert in our data, software, and customers, whilst identifying situations where we can grow customer engagement.

What you’ll be doing

  • You’ll be a trusted partner supporting leaders of science funding organizations to use Dimensions data and tools to support them in making key decisions about research and funding management
  • You’ll both use and demonstrate how to use publication metrics and other bibliographic data to evaluate the impact of a researcher, program or organization
  • You will provide guidance to program incumbents and thought leaders on the responsible use of data and information from Dimensions
  • You will work closely with clients to understand their business needs and use-cases and create solutions for them with Dimensions data and tools
  • Build & develop relationships with clients, built around use and awareness of Dimensions tools and developments
  • You will help clients to achieve their goals through project planning, management and supporting implementation as well as providing both training and ongoing support for each subscribed tool and service
  • You will monitor and respond to client requests through helpdesk tickets, contract deliverables, and status reports.
  • Be an expert on all aspects of Dimensions offerings and provide advice to both the external research and analysis community and to the internal Digital Science team
  • Deliver training presentations on our capabilities, case examples and tools to both small and large groups
  • Create support documentation including FAQ’s, presentations, videos etc

What you’ll bring to the role

  • You will bring an understanding of the Scientific & Technology ecosystem (funders, research organizations, scientific publishing)
  • You will have a sound knowledge of and interest in bibliometrics, scientometrics, research assessment and science policy
  • You will bring expertise in research data, including common matters such as author and institutional disambiguation, classification and citation linkages
  • You will have extensive and demonstrable work experience in a related field (research librarian, assessment & analytic librarian, bibliometric librarian) and be able to showcase your experience and achievements
  • You will have the ability to create and present interactive training for online tools including workshop-style sessions
  • You will be familiar with helping users answer questions about database aggregation, linkages and anomalies
  • You will be experienced in helping others create Boolean searches to represent a topic to support exploration of the research landscape and helping identify under-researched and emerging areas
  • You quickly understand user perspective and take the initiative to support the client in finding solutions
  • You will thrive in an environment where you can work independently and remotely
  • You will be a strong communicator and able to communicate your findings to a varied audience through written and verbal presentation
  • You will be comfortable working in a fast paced, changing environment and utilize this to empower your career with us
  • It would be advantageous if you have experience in successfully managing projects and programmes and creating customer-facing documentation, but not a requirement for the role
  • If you are experienced supporting research analysis that would be desirable
  • It would be advantageous if you have experience in creating and presenting data visualizations based on research outputs and metrics

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Biological Science)
Location: Agriculture Research Service
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Responsibilities

  • Provides technical reference and research services to a wide range of clientele. Formulates and performs subject searches mostly on topics relevant to the use of animals in research, testing, education, and on exhibit as mentioned in the AWA
  • Participates in selecting animal welfare related materials for the NAL collection.
  • Compiles, edits, or authors bibliographic and non-bibliographic information products on topics appropriate to animal welfare (e.g. fact sheets, AWIC resource series, book chapters, papers, conference proceedings and articles for the AWIC bulletin).
  • Formulates and performs subject searches on a variety of electronic resources for information regarding animal care, welfare, training materials for personnel, minimizing pain and distress, and alternatives to animals in painful experiments.
  • Continues professional personal development through attendance at training workshops, conferences, symposia, meetings, training programs related to animal welfare
  • Takes an active role in the organizing and conducting outreach activities related to animal welfare. This may include scheduling and organizing materials for participating in workshops; seminars and conferences; hosting visitors.
  • Conducts demonstrations of AWIC electronic resources, new technologies, and automated retrieval services; designing and preparing information kits for targeted audiences; and acting as a faculty member in AWIC.

Position: Senior Librarian/Curator
Location: Maryland
Salary: $70,000.00 – $120,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Special Collections Senior Librarian/Curator

A very exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced person to manage a large private collection of rare, diverse, historical manuscript material and rare books located in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We are seeking a creative, forward-thinking individual who will not only oversee the care and growth of this unusual collection but develop ways to best utilize and research a trove of exceptional items and writings, many of which have never been published. The material covers an eclectic range of subjects, including but not limited to the history of discoveries in science, innovations in technology, critical American historical figures from the founding of the United States to the present, great writers of literature, creators of landmark films and theatrical productions, as well subjects in many other disciplines, especially philosophy. The ideal candidate will have experience working with rare manuscripts, books, and objects, and include research and curation, ongoing cataloging, and acquisitions. Ideally, the candidate will also have expertise in the aforementioned subject matters.

We seek a professional who can help take this important collection to the next level by identifying the top researchers, scholars, writers, and experts in each field to help determine how best to fully research and utilize the contents of the collection and potentially present and showcase certain extraordinary items to the public. This position is available immediately.

This position will report directly to the owner. It will entail working with and managing the tasks of other staff.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

  • The person will work directly with the owner, other staff, researchers, visiting guests, and other institutions in order to care for the collection as well as plan, implement, and monitor long-term projects to increase the research utility of to the collection.
  • Continued collection development – help identify, assess, and make recommendations on acquisitions to continue building the collection.
  • Manage the new acquisitions process, interface with auction houses, dealers, and other owners of similar material
  • Conduct conservation assessments and work with conservators as needed to preserve existing and new acquisitions to the collection.
  • Maintain and improve the existing digital database as well as the physical files, which document and catalogue the collection
  • Oversee the physical maintenance of the Library space, its environmental, mechanical and electronic systems.
  • Plan and initiate selected collection digitization efforts
  • Manage and curate exhibits to showcase and celebrate the collection’s unique and historical items. This may include working with other collecting institutions to initiate the loan of material for exhibition as determined by owner.

Contact:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to resdocs@protonmail.com

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of experience as a librarian or researcher for a similar entity (e.g. a historical, museum, or special library, a rare book library or private collection, a university research archives, experience in the rare book department of an auction house or with a rare book dealer) or other experience with rare manuscripts, books, and similar delicate and historical research material
  • Ideally have experience with one or more library database systems, (the existing computer database uses InMagic), and/or with cataloging systems, textual databases, metadata, and MS Excel and Access
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously,
  • Project management experience: highly organized, able to meet deadlines, and plan proactively
  • High attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a small team environment in a shared workspace
  • Discretion and willingness to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required

Position: Librarian I
Location: Montgomery County Public Libraries
Salary: $55,771 – $92,211

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: MCPL is recruiting entry level librarians to fill full time vacancies in adult, children’s and teen services several branches.
Under supervision, the Librarian I: Provides professional librarian assistance in person and by telephone or chat to adults, teens, and children in locating print and electronic information resources, books, audiobooks, videos, and other resources; Plans and presents programs for specific ages; Assists in weeding and merchandising materials in the branch collection; Recommends titles for purchase or replacement; Provides one-to-one computer instruction and assistance as needed; Participates in system committees and workgroups

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Education: Master’s degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. Applicants working toward the master’s degree will be considered. Candidates will need to present an official transcript showing the degree has been earned before their first day of appointment.

Licensure: Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education (contact hours) to sustain State licensing requirements for this position. Please view the full ad for preferred criteria and additional information.

Application Process: Candidates must apply through the Montgomery County, MD Office of Human Resources.
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HR/Recruitment/MCGCareers.html Search for Librarian.
For questions, please contact Debra Marshall, Recruitment & Selection via email. debra.marshall@montgomerycountymd.gov

Position: Librarian II, Workforce Dev. Spec.
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $50,013

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Librarian II, Workforce Development Specialist is responsible for the Library’s Job and Career Information Center that provides career information, materials, and services that support a local and statewide customer base in the Pratt Library role as Maryland’s State Library that includes: developing and maintaining local and statewide collaborations and outreach programs; designing and presenting training workshops for the general public and the Maryland library community; provide training and support to the Library Associate Training Institute in the area of workforce development; designing online courses, learning modules, and web-based subject guides; provides one-on-one customer assistance with the resume and job application process; makes recommendations to the Collection Management Department for the ordering of materials in a variety of formats relating to general career information, employment trends, resume writing and interviewing skills. Provides information resource, training, and presentation support to the Library’s Neighborhoods Library Services Division and Mobile Job Center staff. Answers customer inquiries concerning workforce and career information and provides consultation services to customers conducting a workforce search; provides a full complement of reference desk and telephone service hours delivering reference and research support to general Business Science and Technology Department customers providing reference and readers advisory services in the all subject areas represented in the larger department; takes an active role in addressing appropriate SLRC Annual Plan and Enoch Pratt Free Library Strategic Plan initiatives. Develops an annual private funds budget request for the Center and evaluates the Center’s programs and performance; submits a monthly and an annual report describing accomplishments and annual outcomes to the Chief of the State Library Resource Center as well as to outside funders as required. Requirements: Master’s Degree Required. MLIS or MLS Degree from an ALA accredited college or university preferred. Two years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, public speaking, and networking in a workforce or public library setting. Demonstrated experience with the Microsoft Suite of applications and virtual training platforms e.g. Zoom, Google Meet, etc.

Application Process: Jobs at the Pratt Library

Position: Digital Project Assistant
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $50,013

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Digital Project Assistant: Coordinates Digital Maryland project workflow for both internal and external digitization projects. In consultation with the Digital Resources manager, establishes timelines, goals for project completion, and tracks progress. Establishes and maintains project specific digitization policies, standards, and procedures for internal and external project partners. Provides training for staff, volunteers and external partners as needed. Coordinates communication with internal and external project partners through regular updates and reports. Maintains related statistics. Creates high quality metadata and applies existing metadata standards across multiple collections. Converts a variety of original materials to digital form according to given specifications. Tasks include setting up and operating scanners, using image processing software to perform quality control and file processing, and uploading finished digital objects to the Digital Assets Management System. Sets up collections in the Digital Asset Management System and updates Digital Maryland website. Monitors hardware and software, submits troubleshooting tickets and handles vendor communications as needed. Keeps abreast of trends in the creation, maintenance, and migration of digital collections with a view to improving procedures, preservation, and access. Identifies new equipment, software and processes that will further department goals. Assists with outreach, presentations and public events related to Digital Maryland

Requirements: Minimum Requirements

  • An ALA-accredited MLS or other advanced degree
  • 3+ years of experience working with Digital Asset Management Systems, demonstrated ability to learn collections software to create digital collections
  • 2+ years developing and enhancing metadata with thorough understanding of metadata standards and practices, schemas and file formats
  • 2+ years working with archival and/or born digital collections
  • Demonstrated history of successful project management working in an institutional setting
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a large organization and a team environment

Application Process: Jobs at the Pratt Library

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Information Resources Senior Associate
Location: NERA Economic Consulting (Washington DC or Chicago, Illinois)
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

We have an immediate opening for a full-time Information Resources Senior Associate in our Washington, DC or Chicago office. Consideration for other East Coast locations is possible (Boston, NYC). This is an exciting opportunity for a creative thinker who has vision and enthusiasm to join a global Information Resources team with an established and expanding firm.

Description and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Associate Director, Global Information Resources, the qualified candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work with global consulting staff on a wide range of research projects using information tools and proprietary databases to provide information for client projects and business development initiatives
  • Provide quick solutions and in-depth research, current awareness services, competitive intelligence and special research to support NERA’s consulting staff
  • Work with NERA information resources team members from other regions and offices to continue to build a global research function through sharing work and experiences
  • Help educate consulting staff on research issues and train them on end-user products
  • Assist in marketing and developing information services to NERA staff globally
  • Work on special projects as assigned

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in one of the following is required: information/library science from an accredited program or Masters (MBA) in business or economics; undergraduate degree in economics or finance would be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a research environment providing business/corporate, and financial information is required.
  • Good understanding of the US legal system and a minimum of 2 years’ experience conducting Legal Research using tools such as PACER, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law, is required.
  • Understanding/knowledge and experience with database services such as: Bloomberg, CapIQ, FactSet, Refinitiv, DataStream, S&P Global Market Intelligence, BvD Orbis, legal databases (LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law).
  • Experience searching academic/literature/news databases such as Factiva, LexisNexis, Econlit, ProQuest, Dialog, Business Source Corporate, Hein Online.
  • Ability to prioritize, problem solve, respond quickly to requests and handle a workload requiring creative, analytical, evaluative, accurate, and interpretive thought processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the Securities Finance industry is an advantage.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and SharePoint.

The qualified candidate must be able to work Monday through Friday, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, and additional hours as needed, to meet time-sensitive deadlines. Qualified candidates will be driven self-starters and be comfortable with face-to-face interactions with colleagues at all levels.

We offer a competitive salary, including an excellent benefits package. To apply, please create your profile and submit both a cover letter and your full professional CV.

For more information about NERA please visit our website (www.nera.com).

NERA Economic Consulting is an international firm of consulting professionals providing economic, financial, and statistical advice, research, and analysis. Our clients include multinational corporations, the world’s leading law firms, governments, and U.S. regulatory agencies. Our team of roughly 600 professionals operates in 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia / Pacific.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the South America Section, African, Latin American, and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library 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 flextime, complex, or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

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: Librarian (Senior Digital Collections Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position serves as the Senior Digital Collections Specialist and is located within the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate in Library Services.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The position description number for this position is 349876.

Responsibilities

Coordinates, determines, and manages projects for digital collections. Serves as a technical expert in the planning, management, and execution of digital collections workflow/lifecycle management projects. Acts as an expert on special projects, and advises management on issues. Plans, tests, and executes projects that involve acquiring, describing, storing, and providing access to digital content for which the section has curatorial responsibility. Serves as a project leader for content transfers and processing from varied acquisitions sources including, but not limited to, content on tangible media, web archived content, and data sets. Plans for new digital acquisition streams, and is responsible for their implementation using new or existing workflows. Identifies opportunities for improving the performance of existing streams and workflows, and implements new tools and processes as appropriate. Ensures that assigned projects are completed on time and achieve the desired objectives.

Within the broad framework of program strategies and goals, identifies or contributes to the development of innovative tools and processes for the management and preservation of digital collections. Serves as a senior technical expert, trouble-shooter, and consultant for digital content management work carried out by the section. Develops workflows for new content streams. Works with division staff to define, develop, implement and monitor plans for the lifecycle management of digital content that is the responsibility of the section. Works with division staff and content providers to define and test efficient data movement procedures, establish effective and robust operational processes, and coordinate among stakeholders. Work is carried out in an environment of continual change, where digital content types and content sources are rapidly expanding, and the Library’s technical environment, as well as supporting tools and services, are in a state of flux.

Using knowledge of digital libraries and technical solutions, provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and problems associated with digital lifecycle management: Identifies and applies new analytical techniques to address situations that are unique or not previously encountered. Researches new trends and developments in library and information technologies, particularly as they apply to digital content preservation and lifecycle management.

Based on digital library trends, operations, and changing program requirements, identifies relevant issues to management. Collects, analyzes, and evaluates input from stakeholders and makes authoritative recommendations to management.

Provides expert guidance in the resolution of complex problems or issues impacting digital lifecycle programs. Analyzes and participates in the development of appropriate guidelines, standards, and mechanisms for digital content management.

Serves as an expert advisor on digital content management practices. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff at multiple levels throughout the service unit and across the Library, as well as with those in the larger digital content management community. Coordinates digital workflow activities with specialists in curatorial units throughout Library Services, the Law Library, and the Office of Chief Information Officer.

Provides advice and training to more junior members of the section, and to staff in stakeholder and curatorial units. Communicates orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical staff concerning digital collections lifecycle management, and contributes to shared information resources. Works collaboratively inside and outside the project team and program area to facilitate and encourage the development and implementation of institution-wide and national best practices and standards for digital content management.

Position: Supervisory Librarian, Head, Business Reference Section
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 – $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Science, Technology And Business Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

Responsibilities

The Science, Technology, and Business Division (ST&B) provides reference and research service to Congress, government agencies, and researchers. Constituents are served in person and via email, the telephone, other electronic communication, and traditional correspondence. ST&B has a reading room with extensive reference collections, a computer catalog center, and custodial responsibility for technical reports and standards. The Head of the Business Reference Section (BRS) is responsible for administering reference and reader services to users of the Library’s Science and Business Reading Room, is responsible for the development of the Library’s collections in the fields of business and economics, serves as the coordinator of projects in the fields of business and economics and as liaison to professional organizations and individuals in these fields, and supervises the professional and technical staff of the Section. The incumbent’s performance will be assessed on the basis of the quality and effectiveness of the Section’s ability to service its collections in support of the Library’s mission; the effectiveness of communication and cooperation with other staff members of the Library of Congress and outside organizations; the extent and quality of participation in the management of the Divisions, including the assumption of supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the Chief on a rotating basis with other section heads; the extent and quality of ensuring staff participation and consultation; and effective leadership, training, and management of subordinate staff in incorporating the Library’s values into their activities.

Supervises professional staff of reference librarians performing work at the GS-07/09/11/12/13 levels, and technical staff providing support services. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the collection development and reference work of the staff assigned to the Business Reference Section.

Advises and recommends to the Chief needed improvements and changes in the policies and organization of the section and assists him/her in framing goals and objectives for the section.

The incumbent directs and evaluates the reference work of staff assigned to the Business Reference Section including selecting, training, evaluating, rewarding and directing them, and resolving any conflicts. Assigns work to staff and reviews completed work to assure timeliness and conformance with established policies and practices.

Serves as an expert and senior adviser to management on all matters relating to the planning and development of information technologies. Develops policies, procedures, guidelines and standards for the planning, development and implementation of automated systems to meet the overall information needs of Business Reference Section.

The incumbent must also have the ability to manage a variety of functions simultaneously, the ability to analyze complex problems and develop practical solutions and the ability to work well under pressure of demands and deadlines.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a supervisory project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, and/or committees which have been assigned responsibility for projects and programs related to public service and or research in the humanities and social sciences.

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Serves as an authority in business reference and research methodology to effectively and efficiently manage information services to a diverse and demanding clientele. Serves as a senior specialist for business collections for the Library, and officially represents these to other offices and staff in the Library, as well as to persons, groups, or organizations outside the Library, by means of speeches, publications, and correspondence.

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

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for these positions is 013182.
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 position is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Foreign Law Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Division I, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 378650.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocations expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities

The Foreign Law Specialist position is located in the Global Legal Research Directorate in the Law Library. The employee in this position serves as a Foreign Law Specialist for the Law Library of the Library of Congress. The Foreign Law Specialist is responsible for providing research, advice and assistance on foreign legal issues, questions, or situations to the United States Congress, Executive Branch Agencies, the Judiciary, and foreign law reference services to other constituencies, including the general public. In that capacity, the Specialist conducts legal research and analysis and prepares or contributes to legal opinions, briefs, reports, memoranda, and comparative analyses related to the laws and legal systems of assigned jurisdictions in Central America. The incumbent will respond to inquiries related to legal developments in assigned jurisdictions and international organizations where countries of assigned jurisdictions in Central America are members. In addition, the Specialist assists in the development of the Law Library’s online products and recommends acquisitions to the Law Library’s collections related to the assigned jurisdictions.

Performs a variety of foreign law research and provides reference services at various levels of complexity in regard to assigned jurisdictions in Central America. Conducts legal research using printed, on-line, and other sources of information. Uses knowledge of sources of legal information, legal research methodology, and experience in legislative analysis to assist in the development and production of the Law Library’s legal information systems. Participates in developing, producing, and promoting the Law Library’s online products and services.

Prepares written reports for a wide range of legal inquiries where assignments cover conventional problems, questions, or situations and historical issues within assigned jurisdictions. Produces reports and other documents individually or as part of a team. Conducts scholarly work and prepares publications, presentations, and legal bibliographic materials related to assigned jurisdictions and/or area of subject matter expertise.

Surveys the Law Library’s collection for assigned jurisdictions to identify deficiencies. Makes recommendations on the acquisition of needed materials and searches the catalogs and collections for law items under consideration. Reviews and selects all materials received in the Law Library on assigned jurisdictions. Assists with the development and technical processing of the collections within his/her areas of specialization where conventional problems, questions, or situations arise. Performs other functions relating to the development and maintenance of foreign legal collections for assigned jurisdictions in the Library.

Provides advice and assistance to the staff of the United States Congress, Federal agencies, and U.S. Courts on conventional foreign legal issues, questions, or situations. Provides advice on foreign laws and collaborates with various staff on issues relevant to the mission of the Law Library of Congress. Provides reference on laws of assigned jurisdictions to LOC patrons. To enhance the exchange of legal information, develops and maintains professional relations with colleagues in the United States and abroad.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Requirements

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

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

Research and Instruction

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

Collection Development

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

Qualifications

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

Preferred qualifications

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

Environment

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

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

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

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Position: Systems Librarian
Location: Georgetown Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

Qualifications

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

Experience/Education

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

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

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Arnold Porter

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Analyst to join our energetic, creative, and global service team. This position covers the hours between 9:00 am. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday-Friday, and can be associated with any of the following A&P offices: San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Houston, Denver, or Chicago.

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 and serve as liaisons to designated practice and industry groups. 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:

  • Collaborating 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.
  • Working with designated practice and industry groups to promote and raise awareness of research tools and services by offering targeted research and curated reports, orientations and training, and assistance with collection development by evaluating products and recommending changes.
  • Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests, monitoring output and summarizing results.
  • Contributing to the development of content for the intranet.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of recent, professional level legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to make cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer, and Bloomberg BNA.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Familiarity with the Quest ticketing system a plus.
  • Strong client service orientation.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Position: Senior Grants Management Specialist
Location: Office of Grant Policy, and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The OGPM performs administrative business, policy, and analytical work involving: (1) the management, award, and obligation of funds for Federal assistance including grants, cooperative agreements, and other related assistance and services through discretionary and mandatory grants, using financial, administrative, business, and negotiation procedures and (2) the fiscal administration, termination, and /or closeout of grants and/or other assistance and agreement awards.

Responsibilities
If selected for the Senior Grants Management Specialist position, the incumbent will work collaboratively with program staff in the Office of Museum Services and the Office of Library Services to provide grant related assistance and services. This position is responsible for supporting the management of the Office of Grants Policy and Management (OGPM). Typical work assignments will include:

  • Management, award, and obligation of funds for Federal assistance including grants, cooperative agreements, and other related assistance and services through discretionary and mandatory grants, using financial, administrative, business, and negotiation procedures
  • Serving as a subject matter expert for awardee organizations, providing them with guidance and assistance in grants management matters and working with them to resolve compliance or grants management issues.
  • Implementing and managing Federal grants and cooperative agreements in all IMLS programs
  • Providing advice, interpretation, and guidance on statutes, regulations, internal policies, and procedures as they relate to awards in general and individual applications and grants.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Production Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 to $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Collections Division, Library Collections and Services Group.
The position description number for this position is 409883.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The Production Specialist is responsible for all production in the NLS recording studio of audio material intended for distribution to the patrons of the NLS Talking Book Program.

Assesses the content and organizes the audio files of recorded work that originates in the NLS recording studio, into navigable units. Converts into the standardized NLS talking book format, to be available for use on NLS digital audio players and online on the BARD website. Encrypts the material to restrict its access to only NLS patrons. This process requires a detailed knowledge of NLS Specifications 1201 (Narration), 1202 (DTB Mastering), 1203 (Construction of a DTB), without which knowledge, the production specialist will produce books which will fail the Quality Assurance process.

Converts many types of audio books that originate outside of the NLS recording studio in order to enhance the NLS collection online, including: Analog to Digital (ATD), Digital to Digital (DTD), shared masters, and commercial audiobooks into the standardized NLS digital talking book format.

Produces born digital talking books (DTBs), magazines, and resource materials, as well as converting older books to be added to BARD. This process requires a detailed knowledge of NLS Specifications 1205 (Protected DTBs) and 1208 (Preparation of Commercial Audiobooks)

Applies specialized knowledge of audio software support, sound engineering, and audio recording navigation mark-up format, incorporating both technical and artistic judgments. Performs all aspects of audio technical post-production work.

Analyzes book structure to determine optimal navigational markup and places navigational markers to maximize accessibility for the patrons while complying with NLS specifications. Conducts preliminary examination of magazines, determining appropriate playback structure and formatting for DTB players. Prepares project files using Hindenburg ABC for the recording process (if recorded in-house) or downloading and reformatting commercial books and/or magazines to meet NLS standards.

Converts and reformats previously recorded (analog or digital) NLS talking books to meet current Quality Assurance standards. Compiles finished recorded audio, then adds navigable markers using Hindenburg ABC for playback on DTB players. Runs validators and creates md5 checksums to guarantee data accuracy, encrypting DTBs for DRM compliance.

Archives all books and magazines produced in the studio by compressing them for long-term storage and uploads items to NLS servers, as well as entering and updating them in the studio’s database.

Coordinates with Audio and Braille Production and Content Quality Assurance Sections for special projects. Assists with the timely releases of converted commercially recorded audiobooks into the NLS collection, by obtaining the recorded audio material, determining navigational structure, addressing post-production needs, and providing assistance in moving files to the server in order to be released on the BARD website on the same day as their commercial release.

Works with all NLS sections to provide high standards of customer satisfaction according to NLS specifications. Provides technical expertise to other NLS sections in audio and DTB related issues.

Advises, trains, and assists network libraries in digital recording and DTB production, upon request, coordinating and supporting network library production;

Coordinates with the Content Quality Assurance Section to address patron requests in a timely manner.

Provides technical feedback to Collections Division regarding various audio book production issues, by attending meetings, serving as in-house experts, and providing written reports and analyses of new and emerging technologies, consistently and professionally.

Tests playback of final audio of recorded books and/or magazines before being uploaded to Quality Assurance for review and uploading the completed product to NLS servers.

Assists Channel Design and Deployment Section with the testing of new technologies and new recording software intended for use by other producers in the Network Library System.

Facilitates narration of complex titles including experimental formats and assists in the development of concepts to enhance accessibility of images, including audio and tactile approaches.

Supports technical aspects of format conversion, e.g. music or Marrakesh titles, to NLS format and assists in creating potential new formats, such as Text-to-Speech or ePUB titles for proof of concept and pilot use.

Coordinates and collaborates with other NLS departments, including the Music Section, Reference Section, Network Services, and Audio and Braille Production with the planning and execution of special projects and new procedures.

Conducts tours of the NLS Studio for new employees, library groups, and visitors from around the world.

Position: Librarian (South Asian)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Southeast and South Asia Section, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 058500.
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, compflex, or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position

Responsibilities
Independently catalogs a full range of material. Offers solutions on how to describe bibliographic elements that are not covered by cataloging rules, or require interpretation. 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. Resolves problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process. Identifies items which do not require cataloging (e.g., duplicates); items which are out of scope; and items for which a record already exists.

Organizes and coordinates assignments that involve complex and novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements. Analyzes material to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Identifies areas for improvement in established methods. Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of cataloging requests. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts. Examines proposals to create or change subject headings to insure conformity. Assists in the preparation of memoranda, guidelines and correspondence in response to inquiries regarding application of cataloging rules and subject heading and classification matters.

Assists in collection development for assigned countries, languages, and/or subjects. Reviews a wide variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources for new items and sources for possible acquisition. Assists in collection development for assigned countries, languages, and/or subjects. Reviews a wide variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources for new items and sources for possible acquisition and makes specific recommendations to fill in gaps and enhance existing collections. Examines incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, consulting others only for the most difficult decisions. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with or approve deviation from established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Independently acquires a variety of materials in all formats from assigned countries and/or in assigned languages. Assists in planning and implementation of special acquisitions projects. Applies extensive knowledge of library functions to modify standard library practices related to acquisitions of a wide variety of library materials. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, domestic and foreign government agencies, exchange partners, and/or donors, to obtain information, negotiate price or other terms of acquisition, coordinate the acquisitions process, and resolve unusual problems. Determines appropriate source and method of acquisition of recommended items. Participates in annual budget preparation. Prepares approval plan renewals, including notification of new budgeted amounts. Conducts vendor evaluation. Researches and recommends new sources of acquisitions and/or access. Assures that purchase orders and invoices are represented by correct bibliographic identification and correct coding in the acquisitions system, including resolution of unusual recordation problems. Assures that materials ordered or received are new to the collections. Determines availability of funds and recommends reallocation when necessary. Resolves problems and inconsistencies in the acquisitions process. Performs research in on-site reference sources, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library.

Establishes and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. As a consultant, recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Recommends solutions or resolves important issues when precedents do not apply.

The staff member develops plans to implement training goals and to assure achievement of learning objectives. Provides initial intensive instruction and ongoing training of staff, reviewing and revising the work as needed. Recommends additional aids to meet the needs of the training program. Resolves problems that arise in the training program. Adapts current methodologies and guidelines to accommodate unique training situations.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Research Analyst
Location: MITRE, McLean

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That’s because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation’s toughest challenges—and we’re committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We’re making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us. MITRE’s Information Services department seeks a Research Analyst to join the Custom Research Team. The successful candidate will be adept at scoping research requests, hunting and digging for information and data, and presenting findings in a clear manner.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with the InfoDesk, MITRE’s corporate information desk, to provide in-depth Tier 2 research support
  • Conducting competitive intelligence and market research in support of business development, and benchmarking
  • Conducting research using scholarly literature, IT advisory services, government and business databases, news sources, and e-books in support of a diverse work program
  • Packaging research findings into high-quality deliverables to guide business decisions and inform corporate strategy
  • Delivering current awareness materials via customized newsletters
  • Expanding, building, and maintaining relationships with customers throughout MITRE
  • Creating executive-level briefings and reports

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to formulate complex search strategies; to search and locate information from various sources; to summarize and synthesize findings; and to place findings in context
  • Excellent customer service skills including an aptitude for understanding and anticipating customer needs
  • An understanding of the research process and workflow
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across level and function
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to effectively build partnerships
  • Commitment to continuous learning and ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to present information effectively to multiple sized audiences
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLS / MLIS / MIS or related degree
  • At least 2-3 years of professional experience in library research, business analysis, market research, or competitive intelligence
  • Experience serving as a librarian in a corporate, government, or academic organization supporting engineers and/or other highly technical professionals
  • Experience visualizing data and designing infographics

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):Secret

MITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual identity, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status.

MITRE intends to maintain a website that is fully accessible to all individuals. If you are unable to search or apply for jobs and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of MITRE’s employment process, please contact MITRE’s Recruiting Help Line at 703-983-8226 or email at recruitinghelp@mitre.org.

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At MITRE, we solve problems for a safer world. Through our federally funded R&D centers and public-private partnerships, we work across government to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation. As a not-for-profit organization, MITRE works in the public interest across federal, state and local governments, as well as industry and academia. We bring innovative ideas into existence in areas as varied as artificial intelligence, intuitive data science, quantum information science, health informatics, space security, policy and economic expertise, trustworthy autonomy, cyber threat sharing, and cyber resilience.

Benefits information may be found here: https://www.mitre.org/careers/working-at-mitre/benefits

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Law)
Location: Justice Management Division, Department of Justice
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Justice Management Division (JMD), Library Staff’s mission is to provide a leadership role in meeting the information needs of the Department of Justice. The primary purpose of this position is to provide direction and guidance in one or more library locations or to a major library system program. The Staff provides a complete range of library and related information services to the Offices, Boards, and Divisions and other DOJ organizations.

Responsibilities

  • Supervises a team consisting of Librarians (Law) at the full performance level performing professional, librarianship work and contractors.
  • Provides direction of operations and guidance in one or more library locations or to a major library system program, in order to provide an effective program of user/public awareness of library programs and services.
  • Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
  • Serves as an expert in the organization, development and implementation of multiple projects involving the Library Staff.
  • Responsible for planning, initiating, establishing, and maintaining professional relationships in order to further DOJ libraries resource sharing initiatives and to coordinate cataloging and digitization workflows.
  • Provides research, training, analysis, and expertise to attorneys and professional staff in all practice areas of the Department of Justice.
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of the position description.

Position: Program Analyst (Data and Analytics Officer)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: 122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Taylor Street Annex, 1291 Taylor St. NW, Washington DC, 20542.
The position description number for this position is 373568.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

  • Performs complex comparative analytical studies in support of NLS mission. Researches and recommends data collection policies, standardized data structure and protocols, and data collection methodologies, including development of complex data-gathering techniques to capture historically difficult to quantify, complex and obscure data and trends; and assists NLS staff and contractors in designing and implementing data systems to gather and analyze such data.
  • Identifies and utilizes efficient methods, best practices, analysis techniques, and tools to capture relevant data relating to NLS and network library practices and to forecast underlying patterns and trends that include evolving technologies and usage by NLS patrons and network libraries; evolving industry publishing and dissemination standards and trends; and relevant disability related issues. Using data collection expertise, acquires primary and secondary data from existing internal and/or external sources, including national libraries and large research information centers. Determines and recommends alternative data collection approaches to ensure efficient and effective data capture and analysis. Develops, implements, and manages data collection systems and complex strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality. Leads and oversees the development and maintenance of databases and data systems necessary for ongoing data acquisition and analysis. Performs or guides others in data entry tasks when needed or required.
  • Using data-based analysis methods, assesses program effectiveness of complex operational processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues affecting critical aspects of the major programs of NLS and its network libraries. The scope of the assessments may encompass large portions or the entirety of NLS’s programs, or they may be limited to narrow aspects of same.
  • Participates in strategies for implementing and tracking the priorities and objectives of NLS. Communicates to the NLS Director and other NLS managers when adjustments or changes in objectives or shifts in priorities have occurred. As an expert in data analysis, designs, recommends and develops data-based assessment plans and/or research methodologies that include guidance on the data to be collected and analyzed and the performance targets to be met. Establishes, plans, and directs the NLS data strategy program that includes patron, network library, product, and service data analysis to meet the needs of NLS in the future.
  • Consults with all levels of management and staff inside and outside NLS. Works closely with the NLS Director, NLS managers and staff to ensure concerns are met. Conducts briefings and presentations to managers and staff inside and outside the Library regarding NLS data matters.
  • Serves on committees, task forces, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for projects or tasks involving statistics, cost data, or workflow analysis related to NLS work. Independently creates the NLS data strategy program to identify the needs of the current and future-state NLS. Independently drafts memos, correspondence, reports, presentation materials and other complex analytical documents that include narrative text, graphs, charts, tables, and other visual representations of data and analysis. Coordinates with or leads others to integrate statistical analysis and findings into reports and other public presentation documents.
  • Provides advice and assistance to NLS management in identifying the kinds and types of data, measures, and outcomes needed to produce plans in accord with the Library of Congress strategic goals, targets, and priorities. Ensures the strategic objectives conform to measurement standards and provides assistance to NLS management in the preparation of the risk assessments and mediation plans, corrective action plans and related reports.

Position: Program Analyst (Metrics)
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Smithsonian Facilities (SF). The incumbent will serve as a Program Analyst (Metrics) and will be responsible for assisting in the management of Smithsonian Facilities metrics and dashboards, supporting digitization initiatives of Smithsonian Facilities, and assist with managing SF’s technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Assists in the effort to compile, review, and monitor metrics from various SF sources such as the computerized maintenance management system and SF Units.
  • Assists in managing special initiatives in SF, including collecting operation and maintenance manuals, historical documentation on Smithsonian Facilities, communication initiatives, and other special projects.
  • Assists in a variety of planning, design, writing, production, and related tasks associated with SF publications and web-based projects.
  • Utilizes word processing, database and spreadsheet software to collect, update, evaluate and reconcile information.
  • Applies the tools, principles, and techniques of library, archive and museum collections, including their digitization, organization and management, as well as their metadata standards.

Position: Analyst in Government Organization and Management (Federal Data Integration)
Location: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division seeks an Analyst in Government Organization and Management to join its Executive Branch Operations Section to focus on federal government data integration and innovation. Applicants should have a strong understanding of policy and regulations related to integration and management of federal agency data assets (e.g., data linking and sharing) and related innovations (e.g., complex analytical tools and exchange agreements).

Responsibilities

Applicants should have experience conducting policy analysis on federal government data integration and innovation, including integration and management of federal agency data assets (e.g., data sharing, warehousing, and matching); linkage of government data assets across programmatic, intergovernmental, and intersectoral boundaries; management of data-related accessibility, standards, and associated ownership and privacy risks; and related innovations (e.g., complex analytical tools, visualizations, and exchange agreements). Applicants should have a strong understanding of the interrelationships between federal government data integration and innovation and other key subject areas such as, broader federal information technology (IT) and information policy, federal cybersecurity issues, government performance, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) arrangements, and broader agency CIO responsibilities.

The ideal candidate should have formal training in public administration, political science, public policy, or a related field and knowledge of public administration and have experience both analyzing and directly supporting federal government data integration and innovation initiatives. Applicants must be able to work as part of a collaborative team; strong writing, research, and presentation skills are essential. Candidates with experience explaining principles, practices, and legislative options related to policy issues pertinent to federal government data integration and innovation in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise and/or providing sophisticated interdisciplinary policy analysis to congressional staff and Members are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates will have research or work experience analyzing the effectiveness of various federal data integration initiatives across the U.S. government.

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.

Position: Librarian (Data and Subscriptions Licensing)
Location: Federal Reserve Board
Salary: FR-24 ($81,300-$124,800)/ FR-25 ($93,800-$148,900)

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Description: This librarian position (part of the Board’s “Knowledge Analyst” job family) will join an experienced, customer-focused team of five librarians on the Board Research Library’s Data and Subscriptions Team who acquire data and subscription services that fuel the economic research at the Federal Reserve Board, the nation’s central bank. This librarian position blends reference skills needed to learn about economists’ data needs and acquisition skills to coordinate negotiations for new licenses and renewals of existing licenses. The Board Research Library has 18 staff supporting the research and policy work of more than 300 economists and hundreds of analysts. This position is particularly rewarding because the data and subscriptions we acquire are used immediately to brief Chair Powell, the Board of Governors, and Federal Reserve Bank presidents who chart the course of U.S. monetary policy.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate the research needs of economists and analysts to connect them to existing data and research resources
  • Interview researchers to gather specifications used as the basis to negotiate new data and subscription services licenses
  • Coordinate the acquisition process with fellow professionals as the license moves through legal negotiation, procurement, billing, and data onboarding steps
  • Answer questions from data managers and researchers about licensed data and connect them to data vendor subject matter experts
  • Verify data citations in externally released publications to ensure data used complies with our license agreements

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience as a reference librarian or acquisitions librarian
  • Basic knowledge of the process of contracting for library electronic resources such as data sets, online news, e-journal aggregators, or e-books.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple project workflows simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to build relationships with internal customers and external vendors
  • Impeccable attention to detail needed to document the acquisitions process

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience negotiating licenses for library electronic resources such as data sets, online news, e-journal aggregators, or e-books
  • Subject matter knowledge in areas of business (such as economics, finance, banking, or accounting) is preferred but not required
  • Basic knowledge of the federal government contracting process is helpful but not required
  • Telework: This role will require relocation to Washington, D.C. area after the Board ends its pandemic response, maximum telework status. Other flexible work arrangements are offered.

Apply:

LinkedIn: Librarian, Data and Subscriptions Licensing, Federal Reserve Board

Or Board Careers: https://frbog.taleo.net/careersection/1/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=22493

One Position: Virginia

Position: Library Associate or Senior Library Associate
Location: Thomas Balch Library
Salary: $21.20-$37.55 Hourly Wage

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Thomas Balch Library in Leesburg, Virginia, is current recruiting for a flexible part-time Library Associate or Senior Library Associate to add to its team. Work schedule: Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday (twice a month) 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; potential for additional day/night/weekend on call hours; closed holidays.

What You’ll Be Doing:
This flexible part-time position, located within Thomas Balch Library, participates in reference, outreach and curatorial activities, which may include accessioning, processing and describing collections, reference and research, instruction, exhibits, and programs for the general public, staff, and Town officials with focus on local, regional, and military history, and genealogy.

Minimum Qualifications

Library Associate
Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or a related field or a combination of education and library experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; possession a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.

OR

Senior Library Associate
Master’s degree in history, library science, genealogy or a related field with reference or archival processing experience and a minimum of two (2) years of library experience, or a Master’s degree in progress with a projected completion date within six (6) months of employment; possession of a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.

TO APPLY: Please visit www.leesburgva.gov/jobs for more information and to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Library Services Division, National Institute for Holocaust Documentation, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and is located in Washington, DC.

The incumbent performs specialty work that supports Library programs acquiring, preserving, and providing access to collections, including reference services for a wide variety of researchers.

Responsibilities
Duties include:

Provides library services to a wide range of users engaged in various aspects of Holocaust research, investigating and analyzing sources to perform independently at least two of the following library functions, as assigned: Collection development, acquisitions, bibliographic access (cataloging), reference services, collections management, and digital access.

Evaluates and develops topical areas of the collection, and searches various sources to identify, evaluate, and recommend print, audio-visual, and electronic resources to be acquired in accordance with the Museum’s collecting policies and researcher needs. Determines the optimal sources and terms for the acquisition of Library materials; initiates orders according to Museum procedures and utilizing the appropriate systems; receives materials; ensures the timely payment of invoices; applies institutional and Federal purchasing requirements; and assists in monitoring the budget to ensure that funds are spent in accordance with appropriate controls.

Applies current national and institutional cataloging rules, standards, and practices and utilizes the full range of cataloging tools to make comprehensive cataloging information about the Holocaust and genocide available to libraries and library users worldwide.

Provides timely and efficient reference services to users of the Library and Archives collections; creates well-documented responses to requests, reflecting knowledge of the collections and expertise in the fields of Holocaust studies; develops methods to highlight resources; and manages reading room operations, including technology.

Conducts and oversees housing, shelving, inventory, and circulation activities; recommends modifications to the storage of materials to meet researcher needs, to ensure the security and preservation of materials, and to maximize use of space; coordinates the delivery of collections materials and tracks locations; and assesses the need for rehousing or treatment of collection materials.

Manages digitization projects following established policies and procedures, coordinates and fulfills duplication requests for donors and patrons, and provides technical support and guidance for projects to expand digital access to resources, including eBook and other electronic resource programs.

Position: Dean of the Library and Learning Center Services
Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense
Salary: $151,633 to $177,933

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Dean of the Library and Learning Center Services in the NDU Library will provide vision and leadership to unite a variety of campus-wide services which promote student learning. The Dean reports to the Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs and has full managerial responsibility for planning, programming, budgeting, and operation of the Library & Learning Center.

Responsibilities
The Dean of Library and Learning Center Services is responsible for defining and articulating the vision, strategic directions, and priorities for the Library and Learning Center.
Provides leadership and oversees the development, delivery and assessment of services, resources, and programming in support of student learning.
Creates collaborative relationships with administration, college commandants and deans, and faculty to ensure that Library and Learning Center resources, services, and programming meet the needs of the entire university community.
Ensures that the Library and Learning Center stays at the forefront of changes in technology, communication, instruction, and the storage and delivery of information.
Supports the traditional core functions of the library interpreted to 21st century user needs. Promotes knowledge of library resources and services among stakeholders and customers.
Directs a staff of professional, technical, and clerical personnel through the division supervisors.
Formulates and advocates policies and strategies for enhancing academic quality, resources, and environment through the development of education and training workshops for students, faculty and staff on current and planned academic technologies.

Position: Research Analyst – Morrison & Foerster LLP
Location: Morrison & Foerster LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst in our Research Services Department. This role can be based in any of our U.S. offices! (includes Washington, DC)

The Opportunity

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

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

Ideal Candidate

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

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

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

for colorado applicants : Employees can expect to be paid a salary of approximately $69k to $103k. Additional compensation may include a discretionary bonus or commission. Other benefits include health care, vision, dental, retirement, PTO. The range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for this role, and may vary based on market data/ranges, an applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications, and other relevant factors.Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/8OjNJ4T7wr8msxm2HR1by

Four Positions: Washington, DC & Virtual

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for an Assistant Manager of Research Operations to join our energetic, creative, and service-oriented global team. This position is best located in the DC office, but we will consider excellent candidates working from our NY office. The Assistant Manager of Research Operations will work as part of the management team to transition the firm’s print collections to digital alternatives and to develop new services in that environment and will assist the Manager with unit project management and oversight. The Assistant Manager has primary responsibility for supervising the Print Team who manage print resources in all offices. This team handles print acquisitions, processes invoices and transactional research allocations, and completes all tasks related to the physical library collections and attorney deskbooks. The successful candidate will be someone who enjoys managing people and projects and working with a team across the globe, and is highly proficient using Excel.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Manager of Research Operations to manage unit services and to develop and document policies, procedures, and other best practices to support unit activities.
  • Serving as the main point of contact in the Manager’s absence.
  • Directly supervising staff members engaged in the designated technical services systems, operations and activities (print acquisitions, processing, serials control, routing, and circulation) firm-wide to ensure the delivery of consistent and high-quality service.
  • Managing the deskbook program, including acquisition requests, audits and adjusting subscription counts.
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for overseeing and troubleshooting activities related to print materials, including space planning, weeding, and rebalancing the print collections.
  • Managing the relationships with our major vendors of Thomson Reuters, Lexis, and Wolters Kluwer and developing an understanding of the evolving use of print resources in our offices firm-wide.
  • Collecting, analyzing, and reporting data related to the designated systems and operations and using that data to recommend changes in operations.
  • Assisting with data collection and budget recommendations and monitoring expenditures for activities related to the designated systems and operations.
  • Establishing relationships and serving as a liaison internally with administrative staff and externally with vendors and colleagues.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of developments in technical services, resource management, library technology and systems, and resources relevant to the Firm’s practice.
  • Sharing knowledge by contributing to internal knowledge sharing systems, reporting at meetings, teaching, and other means.
  • Promoting the services of the Department firm-wide.

Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience, including significant experience in a law firm or corporate information center and a minimum of three (3) years of management experience, including supervision of personnel and project management. Law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment using good judgment.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in a busy office environment.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate, in oral and written form, with individuals at all levels within the Firm and outside the Firm.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness commensurate to handling confidential and sensitive material.
  • High proficiency in integrated library system software, MS Word and Excel; ability to efficiently search the Internet and experience working in databases.
  • Solid knowledge of legal publishing industry and players and of the organization of legal materials.
  • Reliability, dependability, and strong motivation to respond to requests quickly.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

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

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

Click here to apply: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities

Position: Research Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Coordinator to join our energetic, creative, and service-oriented global team. This position can be located in our Washington, DC, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, or Los Angeles offices. The Research Coordinator works as part of a firm-wide team to support the information needs of attorneys and other timekeepers, management and administrative staff. The Research Coordinator handles the department’s on-demand reference and document delivery requests using internal and external resources to ensure cost-efficiency.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performing on demand reference and document research services across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and websites.
  • Actively participating in department and other internal firm meetings.
  • Promoting the services of the Department firm-wide.
  • Participating in, or leading, special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Enrollment in an MLS program at an ALA accredited school is a plus.
  • A minimum of one year of experience providing on demand reference in a law library. Law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of research methodology, print and electronic resources and tools in the areas of law relevant to the Firm’s practice.
  • Ability to make cost-effective use of a wide range of free and fee-based resources, such as Westlaw, Lexis Advance and Bloomberg BNA to conduct basic research and retrieve documents.
  • Familiarity with library and law firm technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, creative and highly organized individual with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong customer service orientation and a positive, team-oriented attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to forge relationships with management, colleagues and a diverse clientele.
  • Effective work habits, including the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities under deadlines.

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

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

Click here to apply: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities

Position: Part-time Reference Contractor
Location: Online Law Library, Fastcase

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

  • Company Name: Fastcase legal research
  • Contract info: Erin Page, 202-999-4691, epage@fastcase.com
  • Type of service: Online Law Library
  • Posting dates 2/4/2021-4/4/2021

Job description:

Do you enjoy legal research? Are you willing to train others? Do you enjoy presenting and sharing your expertise? Fastcase is seeking a research professional to join our Outreach team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting researchers in all 50 states in using the Fastcase research platforms.
    • Provide expertise in all jurisdictions with customers of varying experience in legal research and practice area
  • Presenting to diverse audiences, including via webinar and in person.
    • Presenting can include travel, so a willingness to travel is a must.
  • Creating reference guides and other materials for new and experienced users.
  • Collaborate with our tech team to create new tools to enhance the research experience.
  • Collaborate with the content team for new products and materials
  • Collaborate with sales to reach out to new and returning customers.

Requirements:

  • JD or MLIS with legal focus
  • 1-2 years experience with presentation and communication
  • Strong research skills with 1-2 years experience preferred.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to drive with a valid driver’s license.

We change the practice of law every day — the ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking innovator. Bonus points for computer science or legal tech experience.

Currently hiring for part time virtual position from 5-9 PM ET Monday through Friday.

To apply please send a resume to Erin Page at epage@fastcase.com

Position: Director, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
Location: National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Washington, DC
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Taylor Street Annex, 1291 Taylor Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20542.
The position description number for this position is 233393.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
This position is among the Library’s cadre of Senior Leader Executive Managers. The Library’s policy is to ensure that its executive management responds to the Library’s mission to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. The Library attracts and retains executives of the highest caliber.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the statutorily mandated NLS program of the Library of Congress. Responsible for the direction and management of the NLS to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives outlined in the Library’s strategic plan.

Is responsible for leading the ongoing technological evolution of the NLS program including the expansion of online and digital delivery of program services, such as identifying changes in the technical landscape of the future, the future of network and multi-state libraries, and the lifecycle of current and future developments in support of NLS generally.

Administers the NLS research and development, information technology, collection development, reference, library network coordination, and managerial and administrative staff to attain program goals and objectives; works with the LCSG Financial Management Division on the annual budget process and budget execution for appropriated and gift funds, and represents NLS at professional and management meetings.

Ensures that all services and programs anticipate the changing technology landscape, is responsive to stakeholder needs and demands, and establishes and executes dynamic services that are responsive to the changing stakeholder landscape.

Provides professional, technical and administrative direction for all activities of the NLS. Plans NLS annual program and activities within the NLS performance budget, and determines short-term and long-range goals and objectives. Determines research and development priorities, assuring that collections and delivery methods are relevant to patron needs, and that collections are served in a timely and efficient manner.

Determines program priorities in consultation with other Library managers and NLS advisory groups. Develops and recommends policies governing the use of collection materials, and the provision of reference and research services to meet the needs of eligible users. Directs and fosters growth and maintenance of the NLS collections and works to facilitate and increase their use and access.

Works with subordinate managers in planning programs, policies and procedures for the NLS, and expanding the program in accordance with Marrakesh. Serves as chief management official of the NLS, exercising managerial authority and oversight in all areas cited above. Cooperates with officials in other government agencies and institutions interested in collaborative projects and inter-agency agreements to benefit the Library and the NLS. Responds to congressional inquiries and requests, and testifies before congressional committees on budget and program matters.

Performs the full range of human-resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Hires and assigns staff as required. Sets and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff and oversees performance management in accordance with Library regulations, procedures and collective bargaining agreements. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on job performance.

Develops, conceives, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting the NLS, a critical agency program. Translates new legislation and/or Library strategic goals into program goals, actions, and policies and interprets the impact of new legislative or strategic planning requirements on NLS. Is recognized as an agency authority on formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad and/or long-range impact on the Library, as well as the fields and constituents under the purview of the NLS.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a wide variety of high-level individuals, including members of the U.S. Congress and their staffs, and other legislative and executive agencies to advance the mission of the NLS and the mission of the Library of Congress.

Serves as primary agency advisor on collections, services, programs and events of the NLS. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels in the Library of Congress, including senior staff of Library Collections and Services Group and the Library on matters affecting the NLS. Advises senior staff on the appropriate methods to achieve program goals and objectives. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and challenges affecting library service to blind and print disabled individuals.

Two Positions: Maryland

Positions: Correctional Librarian
Two Locations: Eastern Correctional Institution, Westover, MD and Maryland Correctional Institution/Roxbury Correctional Institution, Hagerstown, MD
Salary: $62,918.00 – $100,531.00

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Introduction
The Maryland Department of Labor has several vacancies in our Western and Eastern Region. When completing your application, please select all locations in which you are willing to accept employment.

LOCATION OF POSITION
1. Eastern Correctional Institution (ECIW) – Westover, MD 21890
2. Maryland Correctional Institution – Hagerstown Hagerstown, MD 21746
3. Roxbury Correctional Institution – Hagerstown, MD 21746

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

POSITION DUTIES
Delivery of Service – Open and operate the library in accordance with a standard operating schedule and in conformity with Correctional Education Library policies and procedures and Division of Correction regulations. Develop programs to meet the information and reentry needs of inmates.
Planning – Plan for the implementation, promotion, and delivery of services that meet the needs of the full institutional population. Design institutional procedures to ensure increasing usage, access, and information delivery. Develop collection based on population needs, mission of correctional education, and reentry needs of inmates.
Record Keeping – Maintain all records in compliance with library policy, meeting departmental standards for accessibility, uniformity, and confidentially. Prepare written reports monthly.
Program Evaluation- Evaluate monthly statistics and set goals to improve usage where it is incongruent with the size of the institutional population or lower than usage in other Correctional Education libraries of similar size.
Management – Recruit, train, and supervise inmate aides to work in the library in accordance with Correctional Education library goals and objectives. Participate in professional development learning opportunities to assure that skills are consistent with current library practice and with information retrieval and delivery techniques.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Possession of appropriate educational credentials as determined by the Maryland State Board of Education.
Experience: None

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Experience in current media center practices, computer, and electronic technologies and providing a variety of media services to a diverse customer base.
2. One year of professional library experience.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Librarians in State operated school programs are required to acquire and maintain certification in the State of Maryland per Section 6-101 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.12.01.03B(2). Applicants recommended for appointment will be required to complete an Authorization and Verification of Credentials. Information on requirements for certification and procedures for application may be obtained from the Maryland State Board of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Candidates should have knowledge of the principles and practices of adult education; knowledge of instructional planning and teaching methods; skill in the use of assessment instruments; ability to develop appropriate educational goals and objectives; ability to establish and maintain an effective learning environment; ability to communicate effectively; both orally and in writing.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employees in this classification are subject to Substance Abuse Testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs. All potential applicants shall be screened for security purposes prior to being offered a position. This screening is a routine procedure for all employees required to work in State Correctional Institutions and shall consist of fingerprinting, credit check and background investigation by the Maryland State Police. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act is required. Maryland Department of Labor’s Correctional Education Program operates in Maryland state correctional facilities in partnership with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS). As an employee of this Program, you must strictly adhere to the DPSCS’s Standards of Conduct and Internal Administrative Disciplinary Process. Any violation of those standards may subject you to DPSCS disciplinary measures, including the barring of your entry from State correctional facilities. Should this occur, Maryland Department of Labor may then remove you from your position and, if there are no comparable positions available for which you are qualified and from which you have not been barred, your employment may be terminated.

Please see the link below for the Librarian APC job announcement and application.
(APC = Advanced Professional Certificate)

https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=21&R2=005896&R3=0001