Four Positions: Maryland and Virginia

Position: Director  
Location: Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $170,000 to $190,000 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Are you the next leader for the Baltimore County Public Library (MD)? Do you value customers and communities, equal access and intellectual freedom, flexibility and collaboration, and diversity and inclusion through continuous improvement? You may be the perfect candidate to work with a committed seven-member appointed governing Board of Trustees, 493 (FTE) dedicated staff, and the Friends and Foundation to serve the 832,000+ Baltimore County residents. Operating with a $44 million annual budget, BCPL hosts 9 million visitors a year at its 19 locations, 4 bookmobiles, and its virtual branch.

Located in the geographic center of Maryland, Baltimore County is a collection of vibrant, thriving suburban and rural communities offering something for everyone. Surrounding the City of Baltimore, the County has 214 miles of waterfront with endless recreational opportunities, wineries, arts and cultural opportunities, and historic sites and museums. Nationally recognized public schools, 20 colleges in the region, and strong neighborhoods create a vision for the future while honoring its past. The County’s dynamic economy spans every major industry and is Maryland’s second largest job center—home to more than 20,000 businesses. In addition to its wonderful neighborhoods, strong and diversified economic base, attractions, and educational opportunities, Baltimore County is part of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area with Washington, D.C.—a short drive or train ride away. Baltimore County offers an unbeatable quality of life. For additional information, see BCPL Links.

Responsibilities.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees and working closely with County Administration, the Library Director has administrative responsibility for Baltimore County Public Library. The Director is responsible for managing library services and programs that respond to community needs; communicating a vision of public library service to the public, staff, Library Board of Trustees, and public officials; submitting an annual budget to Baltimore County government; and overseeing all areas of the Library’s operations. This includes developing and establishing partnerships throughout the County working collaboratively with local, state, and federal government, including elected officials, as well as agencies, community groups, and businesses.

Job Requirements:
Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and a comprehensive knowledge of public library operations normally acquired through a minimum of five to seven years of management experience in a complex library or nonprofit organization including a minimum of three years supervisory experience. Must have or the ability to acquire and maintain librarian certification from the State of Maryland. Essential skills include: excellent internal and external communication skills that inspire and motivate; the ability to develop and implement a shared vision of innovative library service; skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with the Library Board, staff, Friends and Foundation, local officials, and community leaders; experience in strategic visioning and planning; sound fiscal management; and successful experience implementing services and programs. Proven experience reporting to a policy-making board and success in collaborating with county or municipal officials are highly desirable. Please see BCPL Director Position Description for additional details.

Position: Supervisory Librarian 
Location: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as an informationist. If you have experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. For more information, visit https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov/services/informationists.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, monitor and oversee the Informationist program, which provides information services embedded as part of customers’ clinical, research and health policy workflows.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the work of the Informationist staff, who work with scientists and researchers in their branches, labs or offices.
    Provide technical guidance, leadership and administrative supervision and direction to staff.
  • Conduct periodic user needs assessments and program evaluations to assure that the information and education services provided meet the needs of National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Health and Human Services (HHS) users.
  • Make recommendations for Division-wide policies, programs and services based on experience and knowledge of the biomedical research community and its information needs.
  • Promote good public relations with NIH Library users, interpreting their information needs through various needs assessments, surveys, program evaluations, comments, suggestions, complaints, or recommendations.

Position: Supervisory Librarian 
Location: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as a Supervisory Librarian. If you have experience providing information services and digital collection management in a clinical or biomedical research setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. For more information, visit https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov/.

  • Responsibilities
    Develop, monitor and oversee the digital collection program.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the work of the digital collection staff, who work with scientists and researchers in their branches, labs or offices.
  • Provide technical guidance, leadership and administrative supervision and direction to staff.
  • Promote good public relations with NIH Library users, interpreting their information needs through various needs assessments, surveys, program evaluations, comments, suggestions, complaints, or recommendations.
  • Conduct periodic user needs assessments and program evaluations to assure that the data and digital collection services provided meet the needs of National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Health and Human Services (HHS) users.
  • Make recommendations for Division-wide policies, programs and services based on experience and knowledge of the biomedical research community.

Position: Librarian 
Location: Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), History and Library Directorate (HLD)
Arlington, Virginia
Salary: $72,030 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), History and Library Directorate (HLD). The incumbent Librarian is a member of a team in charge of the Reference function at the Pentagon Library in support of the Pentagon Library mission, as well as missions of our customer components, to include but not be limited to Office of The Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, and Military Departments.

Responsibilities
Incumbent typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Responsible for providing member services including specialized and general reference service, circulation, and preparation of research compilations.
  • Responsible for planning and executing orientation and training programs to promote use of library services; provides support for library outreach initiatives.
  • Participate in management functions and the formulation of library policy and procedures in concert with the other library staff and management

Three Positions: Virginia and Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Law Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Lit Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities
This position is located in the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access (ABA) and may be used in any division within ABA. The incumbent of this position serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work, including acquisitions and cataloging functions, of the section, overseeing the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians performing these functions, and performing administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the division chief. The incumbent works highly independently, exercising considerable judgment, and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Determines the human resources needed to accomplish the work of the unit, and independently
plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out the unit’s activities.

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

Responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity objectives and by adhering to non-discriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. Specifically, initiates non-discriminatory practices for the area under his/her supervision in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; ( 4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Utilizes critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library function. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying improvements in methods and procedures. May serve as COTR or administer service contracts.

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the library acquisitions program. Assists in preparing and overseeing the acquisitions budget.

Analyzes and develops new practices and standards for metadata that are cited as authoritative by other libraries. Participates in the development of national policies for major cataloging programs. Consults with colleagues as well as the staff of libraries throughout the nation and the world involved in cooperative cataloging projects. Prepares reports, analyses, statements, proposals, and documents
that authoritatively convey national-level cataloging policy. Participates in studies of proposed changes in policies or practices for metadata or the introduction of new technology. Advises and informs others on policies and procedures related to cataloging. Researches, analyzes, and interprets major new concepts and techniques in creating or acquiring metadata. Coordinates and overseas
cataloging projects. Interprets policy to other libraries, and staff members to assist in the resolution of difficult problems. Recommends policy enhancements.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including section, division, and/or directorate members. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian
Location: History and Library Directorate, Department of Defense, Arlington, VA
Salary: $72,030 to $112,240

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), History and Library Directorate (HLD). The incumbent Librarian is a member of a team in charge of the Reference function at the Pentagon Library in support of the Pentagon Library mission, as well as missions of our customer components, to include but not be limited to Office of The Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, and Military Departments.

Responsibilities
our typical work assignments may include the following:

Responsible for providing member services including specialized and general reference service, circulation, and preparation of research compilations.
Responsible for planning and executing orientation and training programs to promote use of library services; provides support for library outreach initiatives.
Participate in management functions and the formulation of library policy and procedures in concert with the other library staff and management

Position: Program Management Specialist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Internship and Fellowship Programs Division, Library Collections and Services Group.

The position description number for this position is 392178.

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
The PMS plans and manages a variety of experiential programs and projects. This includes any and/or several of the IFP’s portfolio of programs under management or development. This may include university affiliated internship and outreach programs and ones coordinated with or through external organizations.

The PMS exercises judgement and broad discretion in organizing, developing, and implementing multiple projects and programs such as, national and international internships and field experience programs, and other national and international programs with wide-reaching scope of an educational nature. Conducts advanced research to manage projects/programs within the Library and with external partners. Leads multiple projects and programs in complex internal and external management environments, ensuring necessary communication tools are in place and that all activities are clearly integrated into the project plan.

Leads and manages programs by working with Library staff, interns, residents and contractors, as well as with staff from external organizations, including government agencies, universities, professional associations and other entities. Provides program guidance, monitors program progress against established work plans and supplies advice in meeting project goals and deliverables.

IFP programs and projects require substantial outreach activities, preparing program briefings and preparing and offering presentations to internal and national external audiences; establishing, building and maintaining relationships with current and pending national and international partnership networks; developing written and multimedia content for distribution on the web and other channels; developing program communication and project plans and facilitating meetings with a wide variety of stakeholders. The PMS ensures that participant evaluations are done regularly and briefs on the programs in the IFP office.

Evaluates and analyzes programs and functions of the service unit and determines approaches or methods to efficiently accomplish the objectives sought by the Chief. Determines whether existing management controls are sufficient to achieve program objectives and makes necessary adjustments including determining whether to broaden or narrow the scope of projects or studies. Prepares reports identifying problem areas and provides recommendations to enhance program management practices and operational efficiency. Produces and/or presents information and findings in various formats, i.e., articles, reports, papers, studies, briefings, and other media. Recommends actions to be taken to the Chief to achieve increased effectiveness and efficiency of functions. Independently structures management interventions and controls for all programs under the Chief to meet grating agency guidelines. Updates current program standard operating procedure manuals and creates new materials as new programs are launched.

Writes and/or edits high level documents for senior management policies, functions, and topics with a broad impact on the direction of mission critical programs. Written material include, executive level briefings, program policy and procedures, memoranda, press releases, and other working documents. Reviews, revises or edits as needed the contributions of other project support staff. Oversees the preparation of various other written internal or external marketing materials for the Office, including printed or electronic announcements related to LCSG, internship and safety and emergency planning programs, events, policies and positions.

Serves as a key point of contact for special projects initiated by the Chief. In this capacity, may be responsible for any and all facets of projects development, production and maintenance to assure the goals of the Chief and the service unit and Library as a whole are achieved.

Seven Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LinkedIn.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

BACKGROUND

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

EDUCATION

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

LOCATION

  • Washington D.C 20439

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LLSDC Jobline.

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Job Requirements:

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LLSDC Jobline.

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

The Opportunity

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

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

Ideal Candidate

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

Who We Are

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

POSITION SUMMARY

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

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS

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

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

DUTIES 

The Research Services Librarian

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

SCHEDULING

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

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

APPLICATIONS AND INQUIRIES

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The position description number is 138120.

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

Provides in-person, telephone reference service, and on-line reference service in the Rare Book Reading Room. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Clarifies vague requests for materials through the use of proper bibliographic tools. Verifies correct bibliographic citation for requested items. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible. Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions in order to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections, using knowledge of these collections, subject matter, and the patrons who require them.

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

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

Coordinates the acquisition of items that are of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Reviews a variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas of subject specialization. Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify out-of scope materials.

Maintains liaison with recommending officers and subject specialists to coordinate acquisition of material. Provides proper purchasing information and correct bibliographic identification to dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, exchange partners, etc.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The divisions in General and International Collections are the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the non-English speaking world. Reference Librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions.

The position description number for this position is 12535.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evaluates publications and electronic resources for content coverage and trends.

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

Monitors collection content and usage to ensure preservation and access.

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

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

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

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Responsibilities

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

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

Seven Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Position Overview

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

Responsibilities

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

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

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

Education/Experience/Certifications

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

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

Who we are:

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

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

Duties:

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

+ organize, identify, label and facilitate digital assets;

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

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

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

+ oversee retro digitalization project of current video library;

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

What we have to offer:

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

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications:

+ must have experience as an archivist

+ familiar with Avid or other editing software

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

+ strong editorial / news judgement

+ ability to balance numerous projects and work within tight deadlines

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 112292.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 064544.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

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

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

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

Ability to provide consultation or liaison services.

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

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

Assists with the maintenance of the Library’s collections:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities
As a Librarian, you will be responsible for:

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

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

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

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

Specialized experience for this position includes:

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

Eight Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

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

Essential Job Functions

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

Required Experience

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

Desired Experience

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

Education

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements:

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

Education/Experience:

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work; Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Job Summary:

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

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

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be:

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

  • Create and extend custom Drupal modules and theme templates.

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

  • Produces detailed documentation of developed applications.

  • Writes product and user documentation.

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

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

What We Require:

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

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

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

  • Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

What We Would Like You To Have:

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

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

  • Web Development

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

  • Experience with CSS.

  • Experience in developing code that meets current security standards.

  • Experience in implementing software to accommodate business needs.

  • Experience in PHP or like development environment.

  • Experience with Git version control.

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Requirements:

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

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

Please send your resume to resumes@fastcase.com.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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