Four Positions: Washington, DC and Virginia

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Summary

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

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

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This is a full-time position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: Friday, 10/25/2019 , 11:59 PM EDT

Responsibilities
The Library Assistant (Circulation) retrieves, charges, and delivers materials to library patrons and performs other associated clerical, library circulation, interlibrary loan, electronic document delivery, and document scanning functions. Operates automated library circulation system including: patron record creation, item record creation, electronic book charging and discharging, and trouble shooting. Works as part of departmental team maintaining in-house and remote book collections, including shelving and routing. Driving will be required to perform departmental duties.

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

Four Positions: Maryland & Virginia

Position: Librarian for History and Area Studies
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $59,280 to $81,435

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for History and area studies actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the designated departments and programs, and provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the work of faculty and students in History, History of Science and Technology, and area studies programs to be determined based on the candidate’s education, experience, and interest.
  • Analyze trends in assigned departments’ and programs’ teaching and research programs to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications in the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.
  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Apply pedagogical best practices, including the ACRL Framework, to provide research and information literacy support to students and faculty.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of library issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital scholarship, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections’ unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

Position: Librarian III
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $58,695 to $80, 628

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

General Summary/Purpose:
Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for Modern European Languages and Literature actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the German and Romance Languages and Literature department and the Comparative Thought and Literature department. Librarian III provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections. S/he analyzes trends in humanities teaching and research programs, including the growing use of digital humanities tools and practices, to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications and uses this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Actively promote the use of these collections through programmatic outreach, awareness, public programs, and instructional activities.
  • Research digital humanities technologies and methodologies and promote their role in research and teaching to faculty and students.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital humanities, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections’ unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

Position: Metadata Specialist
Location: International Baccalaureate, Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

We are currently seeking a Metadata Specialist to join our (CDAT) Core Digital Applications Team to develop and implement metadata processes for the organization. Someone who will advise project/product teams by assisting in the gathering and articulation of metadata requirements, planning testing of metadata in systems, and training staff to create and manage metadata in systems or to support products.

As the Metadata Specialist, you will play a key role in enterprise systems development by supplying the essential metadata specifications and data structures to third party software developers that enable systems to efficiently and consistently manage content. E.g. Data Dictionaries.

You will partner with our content-creating departments (Multilingual Editorial Production, Learning and Teaching, Assessment, Professional Services and others) to advise, train and support staff members who interact with metadata as a part of the content creation or content management process as well as advise on matters of metadata policy and proper uses of metadata models as well as work closely with IT, vendor partners, and contracted staff to implement metadata models, processes, and systems and be able to exert considerable influence over staff participating in metadata workflows.

Position: Librarian
Location: Defense Technical Information Center, Department of Defense, Fort Belvoir, VA
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) is the central facility for the acquisition, preservation, protection, retrieval, and dissemination of scientific and technical information (STI) supporting the Research and Engineering (R&E) needs of the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as federal and industry partners. DTIC provides leading edge information services and analysis products to the DoD community as a recognized leader in information and knowledge management innovations.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a senior staff advisor and Subject Matter Expert (SME) related to the collection of Public Access Scientific and Technical Information (STI).
  • Provides expert input regarding the development and implementation of procedures for the collection, processing, storage, and dissemination of STI journal articles.
  • Develops recommendations on how to make journal articles and conference proceedings available in accordance with regulation and copyright.
  • Researches information sources and works with contributors on the collection and management of STI journal articles.
  • Ensures that appropriate document markings and citation information is in place to enhance information retrieval and access control.
  • Conducts outreach activities to explain to managers, librarians, and researchers how Public Access STI is administered.

Three Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

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

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

Essential Job Functions

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

Desired Skills & Abilities

Required Experience

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

Desired Experience

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

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

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

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

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

COMPENSATION: Negotiable from the low 40s; based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and retirement annuity.

FOR CONSIDERATION
Apply online including cover letter and resume
(Additional documents are uploaded on the same screen as your resume)

OR

Please send cover letter and resume to:

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

Eight Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Venable, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Venable LLP is seeking a Reference Librarian to assist with the daily operations of our Washington, DC reference desk. This person will be responsible for conducting research, responding to research requests, and delivering in-house training and outreach to legal staff.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Sharing responsibilities for Reference Desk operations to ensure operations meet the needs of all library patrons.
  • Providing assistance at the Reference Desk; responding to information requests, locating cases, searching databases such as LEXIS and WESTLAW, and requesting interlibrary loans.
  • Conducting research interviews with patrons and recommending appropriate firm materials from the library collection.
  • Tracking all reference transactions in Integrated Library System.

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Master of Library Science ,equivalent degree or equivalent research experience
  • The ability to conduct legal research, including experience using online and print resources to conduct research. 3-5 years experience doing research required.
  • Working knowledge of library research databases. Intellectual Property research experience strongly preferred
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks.

Position: Digital Library
Location: Office of Inspector General, DODIG- Mission Support Team, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The DoD offers the full range of Federal benefits and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.

Position: Librarian (Reference Specialist)
Location: Collections & Services Division of Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collections & Services Division of Library Services. Reference Librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions.

The position description number for this position is 012538.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Position: Librarian (Systems)
Location: Commander, Navy Installations, Washington Navy Yard, DC
Salary: $70,000 to $90,000 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
Incumbent serves as a Headquarters (HQ) Librarian (Systems) providing operational support to advance Department of the Navy (DON) and Department of Defense (DoD) Library Program capabilities, implementation, and maintenance of Library resources and services for digital, ship outfitting, and installation Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) libraries and associated military service providers.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Executive Office of the President
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library and Research Services Division. The incumbent will serve as the Division Director, providing the full range of leadership, policy guidance, expert advisory services to senior management officials and political appointees in the area of library and research services and providing reference, research, and technical services to all EOP components.

Position: Metadata & Cataloging Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Salary: not less than $60,000/year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Metadata & Cataloging Librarian
The George Mason University Libraries seeks to fill the position of Metadata and Cataloging Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for original and complex cataloging of a wide variety of newly purchased research materials for the general collection, as well as special collections, including print monographs, serials, audio discs, and maps. The Metadata & Cataloging Librarian also serves as the department lead for original and complex copy cataloging of music scores.

This position contributes to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, for NACO and BIBCO through the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) funnel. It provides general leadership and support to the department for special projects. The incumbent in this position will be expected to stay abreast of evolving national and international cataloging standards; assist in the development and documentation of local policies and procedures; and work collegially within the department of four librarians and eight paraprofessional staff. Incumbent may also participate in data management and record enhancement activities; train and oversee the work of staff; and serve on local and regional, or national library committees as appropriate.

Position: Head, Library Information Technology
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Head, Library Information Technology is responsible for the management of the Library Information Technology Department, including the overall planning, management, coordination, and operation support for the library’s information technology infrastructure and services. S/he Initiates, develops, and facilitates the implementation and maintenance of library technology solutions and tools in support of the Library and the University’s current and emerging needs. The incumbent oversees and manages the staff, technology, and applications support for Library IT systems and services. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Services and Technology and providing direct supervision for 7 FTEs and indirect supervision for 2 FTEs.

Position: Systems Librarian
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Systems Librarian coordinates the management of the Library’s Ex Libris Alma/Primo VE Integrated Library System, supporting the integration of the ILS with other platforms used within the Library. S/he leads the design, implementation, and maintenance of additional tools and platforms for user discovery and management of Library resources. Working both independently and as part of a team, the Systems Librarian develops, implements, and assesses Library tools and services by focusing on usability, accessibility, sustainability, and performance. The Systems Librarian also provides expertise and works collaboratively with staff across the Library to automate workflows and optimize the discovery experience for patrons.

6 Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Reference and Digital Services Librarian
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS) Knowledge Services Group, Library of Congress, Washington DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Knowledge Services Group is accepting applications under its 2019 Graduate Recruit Program for a Reference and Digital Services Librarian. This position will be filled at the GS-09 level (see “Duties” below).

Clarification from the agency
Graduate students and Library of Congress employees who meet all of the following eligibility requirements: 1. U.S. Citizenship 2. Current enrollment in or anticipated graduation from an appropriate, accredited advanced degree program. (Library employees may already possess a graduate degree). At the time of appointment, Library employees must maintain employment status without a break in service.

Position: Librarian, NB-1410-IV
Location: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Salary: $61,343 to $113,676 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
As a Librarian, you will manage subscriptions to financial data and other subject areas.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian, you will:
-Complete tasks associated with assigned subscriptions, including acquisitions workflow, collection development, responding to reference requests, updating web content, and delivering user training.
-Perform contracting officer representative (COR) for a portfolio of contracts for financial data and other subscriptions.
-Assess the information needs of user groups to plan for acquisitions. Meet with content providers/vendor to determine the optimal level of service.
-Work on group projects, communicating information to team members and engaging in problem solving.

Position: Digital Librarian
Location: Office of Inspector General, Department of Defense, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The DoD offers the full range of Federal benefits and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.

Responsibilities

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

Position: Assistant Director, Advocacy Engagement and Capacity
Location: American Library Association, Washington, DC
Salary: Negotiable from the mid-60s

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

This is a new position for the Public Policy and Advocacy Office. The Assistant Director of Advocacy Engagement and Capacity will be responsible for developing and growing ALA’s National Network of Advocates and providing technical assistance and training to strengthen state chapters in developing and implementing policy and advocacy strategies.

The Assistant Director will serve as the key point of coordination for the network’s policy-advocacy capacity building efforts, including trainings, Hill Days, fly-ins and virtual conferences for ALA members. They will also lead ALA members to engage in advocacy efforts at the national, state and local level and will work closely with the Public Policy and Advocacy team to advance ALA’s public policy priorities.

Candidates should have an interest in working for a membership organization with strong grassroots network; ability to recruit and lead advocates; coordinate a diverse group of stakeholders; and excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Position: Part-time Reference Librarian
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary: $18.00-$21.00/hr

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Summary/Objective
The primary responsibilities are to provide research assistance to a diverse user population in the use of the online catalog and discovery layer, 500+ databases, and the print collection; partner with writing studies faculty to teach introductory-level information literacy skills to undergraduates; provide email, FAQ, and chat research assistance services; create and maintain online research and instructional information through learning objects; and perform other research assistance and instructional services as needed.

Position: Part-Time Librarian
Location: Marymount University, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This is a part-time position; 12 hrs a week. The department is flexible and will work with the incumbent’s schedule.

The Part-time librarian supports students by providing reference service, library instruction sessions, and selecting appropriate library materials and supports teaching faculty by providing in depth research.

Ten Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Position: Research Specialist- Training and Research
Location: Nelson Mullins, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Overview
Nelson Mullins, an AmLaw 100 law firm, seeks a full time Research Specialist – Training and Research. Under the immediate supervision of the Library Services Manager, the Research Specialist is responsible for responding to user requests for all types of assistance and is expected to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s attorneys, and staff. The Research Specialist will also assist with developing and implementing a training plan for attorneys, paralegals and other staff.

This position is open to all Nelson Mullins offices, with a preference for the following offices: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; and Washington D.C.

Responsibilities
Conduct high-level, customizable research in legal, business, and other subjects using appropriate print or electronic resources.

Coordinate library services in assigned offices, including pro-actively interacting with attorneys and staff to establish strong working relationships to identify information needs

Provide on-boarding orientation and training to attorneys and paralegals in assigned offices.

Coordinate vendor-provided education firm-wide and align training with the Library training plan.

Work closely with the Manager of Library Services to ensure marketing of research products to attorneys and staff.

Maintain awareness of current legal and business research materials, techniques, and fundamental technological skills and resources.

Handle administrative and other projects as assigned.

Qualifications
Experience with creating Competitive Intelligence Reports is a plus.

Working knowledge of electronic research tools (Hoovers, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, Lex Machina, Lexis, Monitor Suite, Westlaw, etc.), Microsoft Office and ability to learn quickly and utilize additional software applications.

Knowledge of federal government legislative research resources such as CQ and Bloomberg Gov is a plus.

Excellent organizational and planning skills with ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple tasks and projects to meet deadlines.

Strong analytical and communication skills both oral and written. Maintain effective relationships with attorneys, staff and vendors.

Strong customer client service delivery and commitment to being part of an integrated team.

Educational/Job Experience:
Advanced degree required. Master of Library Science, MBA or JD preferred

Minimum of 4 years law firm experience, preferably in a research setting.

Position: Web Services and Discovery Manager
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary: $70,621 – $74,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Summary/Objective
The Web Services and Discovery Manager is equally responsible for both the Library website and discovery services platform (Primo VE). This position requires current and relevant experience in both of areas of primary responsibility. In addition, this position oversees integrated web services and evaluation of the user experience as it pertains to the website and discovery service. The incumbent will implement, customize, and integrate web applications for the Library website and discovery services platform. Develops or supports applications to optimize discoverability of third-party research content. Develops systematic processes for website usability testing. Ensures that website and mobile applications are responsive and accessible. Works with library staff to facilitate, coordinate, and communicate internal changes and developments with the Library website and discovery service. Works closely with external campus partners and stakeholders to ensure that the design, delivery, and operation of web services are optimal and in support of the needs of American University Library.

Position: Resource Sharing Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Salary: $60,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The George Mason University Libraries seek a creative and collaborative Resource Sharing Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:
The Resource Sharing Librarian is primarily responsible for the overall management of the University Libraries’ interlibrary loan (ILL) and document delivery services and also supports resource licensing to improve and maintain inter-institutional resource sharing and ILL workflows. This position reports to the Head, Resource Licensing & Delivery.

Position: Part-time Access Services Supervisor
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary: $17.50/hour

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Summary/Objective
The part time Access Services Supervisor is an 18-20 hour per week position that assumes the responsibility of managing the Media and Technology Services desk in absence of the full time staff. Ensures adequate staffing at the desk and provides support for the student workers in resolving user problems. Helps in the hiring, training and supervision of the student assistants. Resolves faculty concerns or issues with their media services reserve requests and technology reservations. Maintains the library’s media services collection and technology collection and ensures the equipment is functioning. Helps with desk coverage across all service points in Access Services and enforces library policies in a courteous manner. In addition, the incumbent has a general supervisory role over part-time student assistants at the two Access Services service points.

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Data Services Librarian for its Knowledge Services Group (KSG). The selectee will develop data-related services for CRS analysts, attorneys and information professionals. The selectee will advance efforts in data management, acquire and curate data sets, manage data collections and facilitate the discovery of data sets.

Position: Librarian
Location: Drug Enforcement Administration, Arlington, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It’s tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans.

This position is located in the Financial Management Division, Office of Administration, Records Management Unit.

The incumbent will perform the following duties:

Provides original and copy cataloging services using references, standards, and automated bibliographic systems.
Classifies materials in accordance with standard classification schemes using manual and automated methods such as Library of Congress (LOC) classification.
Analyzes, evaluates, organizes, and disseminates information and materials in various media for quality, content, and effectiveness
Performs bibliographic searches, databases maintenance/input work, and indexing
Performs a variety of duties and task related to customer service. Provides efficient, courteous, and prompt in-person services. Assists patrons with use of research and reading room facilities including providing assistance with locating information sources and searching a variety of informationtechnology tools available to users. Communicates with other staff to ensure good customer service.

Position: Librarian (Manuscript-Historian)
Location: Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services., Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Summary
This position is located in the Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 137724.
This position is a non-supervisory bargaining unit position.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

Position: Librarian (IT) CG-1410-13
Location: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, DC
Salary: $107,267 to $178,807 per year

Summary
This position is located in the Division of Administration, Corporate Services Branch, Library and Public Information Section, Reference and Electronic Services Unit of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and supports the management of the Library’s information technology needs and acquisition and dissemination of online information resources throughout the Corporation.

Position: Head of Technical Services- University Libraries
Location: Howard University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Information
BASIC FUNCTION:

This position provides leadership for Cataloging, Acquisitions, Serials and electronic resources management for the technical service areas of the University Libraries and the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Responsible for the maintenance of the Integrated Library System in coordination with the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC.)

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:

Responsible for orienting and training others, and assigning and reviewing their work. May also be responsible for acting in a “lead” or “senior” capacity over other positions performing essentially the same work, or related technical tasks and reporting to a higher level on a formal basis.

Position: Trademark Librarian
Location: ASRC Federal Mission Services, Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

ASRC Federal Mission Services, a subsidiary of ASRC Federal Holding Company, is seeking a Trademark Librarian in Alexandria, VA to support our on-going programs with the US Patent and Trademark Office. This is a great opportunity for a recent Library Science graduate!

Five Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Position: Associate Director for Collection Services, Library
Location: Georgetown University Law Library, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Georgetown University Law Library, located in the nation’s capital, and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, is one of the country’s premier legal research institutions. We strive to live up to our motto: “Supporting Scholarship, Excelling in Service, Leading in Technology.”

The Associate Director for Collection Services directly supervises the collection services operations, which encompass acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, and collection management (e.g., weeding, collection development, licensing) activities. The Associate Director for Collection Services serves as part of the Georgetown Law Library’s core leadership team, participating in short- and long-term strategic planning. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Planning and developing programs, goals, and objectives.
  • Researching and identifying trends and needs.
  • Establishing program direction.
  • Assessing program operations.
  • Modifying existing services and/or creating new ones to maintain or enhance services.
  • Managing reconciling, and running reports on the library’s collections budget for various departments and committees.
  • Supervising all staff in the cataloging and content acquisitions departments and serving as the primary point of contact for all other law library supervisors on policies, procedures, and collaborations.The Associate Director for Collection Services reports to the Associate Dean for Library Services and supervises up to 9 staff in ensuring that materials needed for the research, instructional or scholarly activities of the law school are acquired, accessible, and discoverable.Qualifications
  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • At least five years of supervisory experience
  • Understanding of acquisitions and/or cataloging and metadata and how these functions interact with other library operations
  • Demonstrated ability in learning and adapting to new technologies, and in mentoring and training others in same
  • Excellent communication and team-building skills
  • Experience in collection development and collection analysisPreferred qualifications
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or equivalent
  • Knowledge of current cataloging practices including RDA, MARC formats, Library of Congress classification system, BIBFRAME, Library of Congress subject headings and working knowledge of metadata tools and systems
  • Experience with budgeting and expense management
  • Experience with AlmaSalary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careerswebsite by using Job Number JR07138.Include a cover letter to the attention of Carole Prietto, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Preferably these documents should be combined into a single PDF.To ensure full consideration please submit your application by Friday, August 23, 2019.If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Carole Prietto at cap166@law.georgetown.edu.Georgetown University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Position: Librarian (Law/Acquisitions/Cataloging)
Location: Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, the largest tax law firm in the country, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America’s taxpayers fairly and with integrity by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the internal revenue laws and the highest quality legal advice and representation for the Internal Revenue Service.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian (Law/Acquisitions/Cataloging), you will:

  • Develops policies, plans and objectives relating to cataloging services and the acquisition work of the Library.
  • Manages the operation and maintenance of the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Coordinates all aspects of the Library’s acquisition operations, including budget and ordering oversight, receipt and acceptance, vendor relations, and provides related statistics and reports.
  • Independently catalogs a full range of legal, tax, and business materials, including both original and copy cataloging.
  • Serves as the Library’s lead cataloger, providing guidance on resolving problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.
  • Administers and monitors the Library’s contracts and subscription agreements. Reviews statements and invoices and resolves billing problems as necessary.
  • Knowledge of librarianship with special skills in the areas of acquisitions, cataloging, procurement, and budget management.
  • Serves as the Library’s representative on key committees, task forces, and project teams on cataloging, acquisitions, and related systems.

Position: Library Technician NF-02
Location: Army Installation Management Command, Fort Myer, VA
Salary: $15 to $18.50 per hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is Local. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)
This position is located at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH)
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Responsibilities

  • Provides technician support by performing a wide variety of direct services to the public
  • Registers patrons, charges/discharges materials, processes overdues and reserves, assists with interlibrary loans and reserves, shelves library materials, prepares displays, programs activities
  • Answers basic reference questions, and assists customers in locating materials; and/or provides technical services support in a variety of functions: basic/copy cataloging, ordering/receiving/processing and de-acquisitioning of library materials.
  • Assists in maintaining accountability records and in performing shelf inventories. Performs simple maintenance on the library’s automated systems.
  • Incumbent may perform physical exertion such as long periods of standing, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, pushing of loaded trucks; and recurring lifting of heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.

Position: Senior Library Associate, Archives
Location: George Washington University, Washington, DC
Salary: $47500 – $57259

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The George Washington University (GW) Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI) is searching for a Senior Library Associate to work within the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC). The Senior Library Associate accessions and processes archival collections, hires and manages student assistants performing similar functions, participates in digitization initiatives, coordinates and manages retrieval of new acquisitions, participates in SCRC operational planning and decision-making, and supports public services operations through reference desk shifts, and pop-up exhibit and instruction support.

Full job posting:

www.gwu.jobs/postings/69348

Salary: $47,500 – $ 52,500 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position: Access Services Librarian
Location: University of District of Columbia

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Access Services Librarian/Assistant Professor is a highly visible position that supports the mission of the university and division by overseeing all aspects of the library’s circulation and reserve operations. Reporting to the director of the library, the librarian works collaboratively with circulation staff and librarians to enhance existing access services and develop new services, policies, and strategies, with an emphasis on superior customer service. The librarian diplomatically responds to patron concerns, complaints, and suggestions. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Information or Library Science
  • Two years of supervisory experience in an academic library or related setting
  • Experience with one or more aspects of access services: circulation, reserves, resource sharing, or stacks management
  • Knowledge of copyright and fair use as it applies to libraries
  • Computer proficient, including Microsoft Office and standard office equipment
  • Strong communication, organizational, and project management skills
  • Familiarity with Ex Libris Alma/Primo integrated library system preferred
  • Familiarity with ILLiad resource sharing preferred
  • Demonstrated evidence of involvement in professional research activities preferred
  • Ability to accommodate flexible scheduling six days a week