Four Positions: Three Washington, DC; One Virtual

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Bracewell LLP, Any office location in United State, including Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Job Description: Bracewell is seeking a Research Analyst to provide in-depth research and reference assistance to attorneys and administrative staff throughout the Firm. This position reports to the Director of Knowledge Resources in Dallas, Texas but can reside in any Bracewell U.S. office.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performs in-depth, on-demand legal, business, financial and competitive intelligence research through the utilization of print and online resources
  • Creates and maintains practice specific toolkits / resource pages
  • Coordinates group training sessions, develops training materials, and provides instruction on various research-related topics and strategies
  • Works with practice group leaders to develop the best collection of resources in print and online
  • Develops current awareness materials for distribution to attorneys / clients
  • Develops and maintains content on the firm’s intranet
  • Assists with the evaluation and review of new resources
  • Performs data entry for client billing as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned or needed

Knowledge / Experience / Skills Required:

  • Master’s degree in Library/ Information Science or J.D. preferred
  • At least three (3) years of law firm legal research experience
  • Highly proficient in searching a variety of databases including, but not limited to Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Practical Law, Intelligize, Courtlink, Pacer, HeinOnline, Bloomberg Law, CCH, MonitorSuite, Hoovers, etc.
  • Experience using automated library systems; SydneyPlus experience preferred
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments under tight deadlines
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Strong technology and database administration skills
  • Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a virtual team
  • Ability to develop strong internal relationships to market and improve services
  • SharePoint experience a plus

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Natalie Lira –

Position: Business Data and Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Location: Cooley LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.


Cooley is seeking a Business Data and Competitive Intelligence Analyst to join the Competitive Intelligence team. Under the supervision of the Competitive Intelligence Manager and Director of Legal & Client Information Services, the Business Data and Competitive Intelligence Analyst will conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, industries, markets, technologies and competitors using a comprehensive variety of print and online tools and resources. The Analyst will formulate, develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to aid strategic decision making to drive business development, profitability, growth, client retention and other business opportunities. The Analyst will be a key player in the firm’s data strategy, supporting that Data Strategy Manager in translating the data needs of the business to the data strategy/architectural team and identifying external business and legal data resources to drive data-driven service output and insights to attorneys to improve client service. The Analyst will also work closely with managers in other aligned groups including Legal & Client Information Services Managers, Research Manager and Senior Practice Engagement and Delivery Manager. Advanced data management and quantitative analysis experience and 2+ years’ legal competitive intelligence research experience are required. Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package. EOE.

Position: Senior Digital Collections Specialist
Location: Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 349876.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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

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

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

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

Position: Remote Library Operations Implementation Manager
Location: Prestigious AM 200 law firm, LAC Group, Virtual/Remote Position

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

LAC Group is seeking a Remote Library Operations Implementation Manager for a prestigious AM 200 law firm. The Library Operations Implementation Manager is an innovative interim position that will be responsible for transitioning the firm’s Library Operations to a post-pandemic, virtual workplace. This person will work with the Operations Team in implementing new roles and proficiencies around awareness, adoption, and automation and will also be responsible for establishing new process and technological efficiencies, including implementing new software solutions. This is a full-time employment position that will run at least 12-18 months and will be virtual/remote anywhere in the US.


  • Works with the Operations Team to create and execute product awareness and adoption strategy within the firm
  • Guides the team to identify and implement potential efficiencies and process improvements for technical services functions like acquisitions and electronic access via authentication, password management, etc.
  • Supports the team in the transition of duties and the adoption of new responsibilities
  • Implements new software solutions and maximizes the functionality of existing tools
  • Creates documentation and provides instruction in the use of new technologies
  • Establishes new benchmarking methods and metrics
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or allied discipline in an accredited program is required.
  • At least five years of progressive law library technical services experience required
  • Management experience is strongly preferred
  • Possess a high degree of knowledge relating to law library systems, such as EOS, OneLog and Research Monitor, as well as proficiency with all major legal research platforms and databases
  • Familiarity with MS Office, Power BI, SharePoint and high level of comfort with information technology required

To apply, visit:


Three Positions: Remote Positions

Position: Law Library Assistant
Location: Remote

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking a Law Library Assistant. Reporting to the Project Manager, these positions entail law library support, invoicing, electronic resources administration, business development, attorney/staff support and training and special projects involving information management. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional client service and interpersonal communication skills, a technological aptitude, professional writing skills, and a strong attention to detail. This is a full-time opportunity with benefits. This is a remote position that can be located anywhere in the USA.


  • Monitoring internal and external resources utilized in acquiring and disseminating electronic content;
  • Assist in managing the services, contracts and relationships with vendors;
  • Invoicing and assisting with budget, standards for collection development and cost recoveries, and resources and acquisition policies;
  • Conduct library orientation for new attorneys and professional staff and assist attorneys and staff with troubleshooting and questions;
  • Support special projects involving information management;
  • Stay abreast of new developments in legal content, publishing and technology;
  • Other administrative tasks and duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required;
  • At least 2 years experience in a support role (including invoicing, managing internal/external requests, high volume of communication, etc.) preferably in a library, research services or legal environment;
  • Tech-savvy, and comfortable with G-Suite applications, especially Google Sheets;
  • Experience working across multiple locations/offices and departments is preferred;
  • Must be articulate and possess excellent communication skills (written and oral);
  • Knowledgeable and highly conversant in using electronic resources, library cataloging systems/ILS, etc.

To apply, visit:

Position: eResources Manager
Location: Remote

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking an eResources Manager to support and administer a law firm’s library applications and intranet. This role will assist the Library Manager to identify, evaluate, test, and deploy legal research applications; and support and administer on-line research applications. This is a full-time, benefited, remote position that can be located anywhere in the USA.


  • Manage all levels of accessibility to e-resources including but not limited to; login credentials, individual and firm-wide, and IP authentication;
  • Ensure the use and distribution of e-resources conforms to signed agreements and copyright generally;
  • Provide support in the ongoing transition towards an electronic law library and virtual research services on a firm wide level;
  • Evaluate, test, recommend, and implement new electronic resources and library-specific software beneficial to the firm;
  • Troubleshoot all issues with electronic resources and resolve problems experienced by legal and nonlegal staff;
  • Work with practice groups to develop and facilitate training to ensure efficient and effective use of legal information technologies by legal and non-legal staff;
  • Process research expenses and upload costs. Provide technical support needed to conduct cost recovery;
  • Travel to other offices as necessary for e-resource deployment, maintenance, and training;
  • Coordinate with web developers to develop and maintain library’s internal website;
  • Liaise with help desk and application engineers to support e-resources. Assist with application testing and upgrades;
  • Assessing existing library technology processes and practices and developing a strategy for
  • managing electronic products and services;
  • Identifying suitable tools, systems and technology;
  • Providing staff training and development;
  • Providing services to facilitate on-going technical processes;
  • Administrator for library applications, including library catalog and electronic resource manager


  • A professional librarian with an ALA-Accredited MLS, or equivalent;
  • Database research experience such as Westlaw, PACER, IntelliConnect, BNA or RIA Checkpoint;
  • Excellent oral and written skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate collaboration and teamwork; and demonstrated superior customer service skills;
  • IT library experience, use of technology to provide solutions

To apply, visit:

Position: Temporary Virtual Research Librarian
Location: Remote

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group seeks a Temporary Virtual Research Librarian for a prestigious national law firm. This position will be responsible for gathering, synthesizing and delivering legal, business and technical information to attorneys and staff; providing training and assistance in the use of a variety of research, current awareness, competitive intelligence and knowledge management tools; and collaborating with teammates, practice groups and staff to provide innovative solutions that support the complex, evolving research needs of clients. This position will be remote/virtual based and will run for at least through the end of the 2020 calendar year.


  • Collaborate with a nation-wide team of librarians to provide comprehensive and sophisticated research, current awareness, competitive intelligence and knowledge management services for attorneys and staff in all offices.
  • Provide outreach, training, and on-demand assistance to attorneys and staff in cost effective and efficient use of research resources.


  • 4+ years’ legal reference and research experience, preferably in a law or corporate library
  • Masters in Library and Information Science and/or Juris Doctor degree strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with major legal and business research platforms, public records resources, competitive intelligence tools, and state and federal legal information sources.

To apply, visit:

Six Positions: Washington DC & Virtual

Position: Virtual Librarian
Location: Tutor Me, Virtual

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Looking for a virtual library reference gig? Become a Library tutor with TutorMe! Online tutoring is one of the best independent contractor opportunities for librarians who want to earn extra money, have a flexible schedule, and/or work from home.
We’re open 24/7, which makes our flexible hours a great fit for librarians. You set a tutoring schedule that works best for you, and enjoy tutoring online without traveling, searching for clients or tracking payments.

Compensation: $16/hour plus bonuses (paid weekly)

How to Apply: Please submit your application at In your application, select “Library and Information Science” as a subject.


  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree
  • Ability to provide excellent reference services to online university students in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive attitude and passion for helping others

Position: Business Librarian
Location: American University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

American University Library invites applications from innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarians to fill a tenure-track faculty position for the Kogod School of Business, beginning Summer 2020, subject to budgetary approval. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field at either assistant or associate level.

Responsibilities: As the Research and Instruction Librarian for Business, the librarian will be the point person for research assistance, information literacy instruction and collection development in support of the curriculum and the faculty research at the Kogod School of Business, as well as business-related research across campus. The librarian will work closely with the faculty and administration of the Kogod School of Business to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources. In collection development, reviews and selects research materials (print and digital) to support faculty and student research for Kogod. Provides high-level subject specific reference assistance to Kogod faculty and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty. Teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students. Creates appropriate online tools to support Kogod students and faculty. Supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in business librarianship. Serves on the Library’s Collections Management Team and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection. Assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation.

The Business Librarian is a member of the Division of Research, Teaching and Learning [RTL] and reports to the Associate Director of RTL. As a member of RTL, the Business Librarian also participates in broader initiatives as part of the library.

Library faculty members participate in library governance activities. The Business Librarian also consults regularly with the Kogod teaching faculty and administrators. Library faculty members are expected to develop professionally, to engage in scholarship, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


The Kogod School of Business at American University is the oldest accredited business school in Washington, D.C. With more than 1500 students, Kogod offers full-time, Professional (part-time) and Online MBA programs, seven specialized Masters of Science degree programs and a robust undergraduate business degree program. All Kogod programs are designed to integrate a business education with a global perspective. With a focus on Business in the Capital and entrepreneurship through the innovation incubator, Kogod actively connects students with community and facilitates putting their ideas into action.


The American University Library serves the AU community through a collection of more than 1,700,000 print and electronic book titles and 180,000 media and sound recordings. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center, and partner collections across campus including the Career Center, the Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition, and Research, and the Visual Resource Center. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and at the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 184,000 journal subscriptions in all subjects. The Library has 20 library faculty, 88 full-time staff and other professionals, and about 125 student assistants. The library’s budget is about $17 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

American University Library is a Founding Member of the Diversity Alliance for Academic Libraries.

American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to more than 14,000 students.

For information about American University, please see and learn about the University Library at

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Applications require a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Apply online:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please contact:

Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identify and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

QUALIFICATIONS: An ALA accredited M.L.S and three years’ experience in an academic or research institution and a degree in business, economics or a related field is highly preferred. Corporate experience of five or more years in lieu of an academic business background is also acceptable. Other qualifications include demonstrated reference, instruction, and collection development experience; evidence of potential for scholarship and ongoing professional development; outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; strong public service ethic; collaborative skills. Ideal candidates will also possess the ability to shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment; to work across a broad-based constituency, to communicate a positive library image; and have an awareness of current concerns and developments in librarianship.

Position: Senior Manager – Library and Archives
Location: The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Overview 

The position, based in Pew’s Washington, D.C., office, reports to the director, evaluation and program learning and manages four staff (three librarians and one archivist). The evaluation and program learning unit is committed to fostering knowledge sharing that informs and improves Pew’s work. As a senior member of this unit, the senior manager will contribute to learning by overseeing the library and archives team, and leading two primary efforts:

  1. Knowledge services: Help staff to access and use information about the history of Pew and its past and current programs. Provide staff with relevant external resources via Pew’s library, which manages both print and digital subscriptions to academic, news, and legal resources. The team’s three librarians are skilled in library science, legal research, and library systems.
  2. Information curation: Help to ensure current and historical information about Pew is organized, of high-quality, appropriately preserved and archived, and easily accessible to Pew staff. This includes overseeing Pew’s archivist, serving as a lead curator for program information of archival value, and supporting the curation efforts of other units by acting as a facilitator and expert resource. In this role, the senior manager will be an important contributor to organization-wide data governance and data management efforts.

This position requires an experienced information management professional with a solid record managing teams and the ability to apply technical and management skills to develop, implement, and enhance systems and processes that support internal knowledge sharing. The senior manager will provide stewardship of Pew’s library, its historical programmatic and administrative records, and be a collaborator who can foster connections and provide input to cross-organizational groups working to develop and implement effective data and information management solutions and practices.


Library and archives leadership 

  • In consultation with the director, evaluation and program learning, design and develop objectives and milestones for the library and archives unit.
  • Lead the library and archives team, including defining and prioritizing needs and overseeing the work of the unit to ensure that staff have access to information that meets their needs to design, implement, and manage high performing initiatives.
  • Build working relationships with staff in support units and other program portfolios that are critical to effective information and knowledge management practices, including research and science, program coordination and services, finance, government relations, human resources, legal affairs, communications, institutional solutions, philanthropic partnerships, and the executive office.
  • Share expertise with strategy colleagues to build the department’s knowledge, expand its capacity, and improve the effectiveness of its efforts to promote program learning.
  • Supervise and mentor four staff while fostering professional development opportunities. The team includes three librarians and Pew’s archivist.
  • Monitor the library and archives budget, which includes the institutional budget for third party subscriptions to library resources.

Knowledge sharing and information management support

  • Develop and refine tools and processes to ensure that current and historical programmatic information is accurate, appropriately preserved, and as relevant, accessible to staff.
  • Help staff access and use library and archive resources by supporting current knowledge practices and developing and implementing new initiatives, systems, and trainings for knowledge management and knowledge sharing.
  • Work closely with the library and archives team and internal customers to formulate search strategies and conduct library research. For example, collaborate with Pew’s research and science staff to support the development of literature reviews, to help identify appropriate mechanisms for tracking research citations of Pew’s work, etc.
  • Consult with other units as requested on digital data and information curation processes, procedures, and policies. For instance, work with the research and science team to support their efforts to store, protect, and preserve Pew research data sets.
  • Contribute to Pew’s data governance and emerging master data management efforts by actively participating in institutional working groups. This includes working with a cross- organizational team that aims to define, implement, enhance and maintain data governance and management procedures, methods, and policies, in alignment with enterprise standards.
  • Work together with IT on efforts to facilitate access to reliable information and data about Pew’s programs and history. This includes collaborating with IT staff to provide expertise regarding the implementation of new data management solutions, or enhancements to existing tools, and ensuring easy access to pertinent information via Pew’s intranet. Collaborate with IT and other internal stakeholders to facilitate the adoption and implementation of these solutions and enhancements.
  • Collaborate with Pew’s evaluation staff to enhance efforts to promote program learning by providing accurate program histories to inform evaluation designs; recommending technological tools and solutions that support program monitoring; and providing input on knowledge sharing initiatives led by the evaluation team.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree in information management or other relevant field related to library and information science preferred.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in library and archives or information management is required.
  • Minimum of three years direct supervisory experience, including managing the performance review process for direct reports and providing career development advice and guidance.
  • Strong information technology skills required, especially with EOS or similar library and archives cataloging systems, SharePoint, database technology, and self-service business intelligence tools. Experience with new and emerging technologies preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex information management projects, including experience working on multidisciplinary teams functioning across institutional management units.
  • Experience with organization-wide data and information processes such as data governance, archiving, digital asset management, data migration, and master data management.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to present and write clearly and effectively, convince and persuade, and listen carefully.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work productively with a wide array of stakeholders and perspectives and approach issues with a nonpartisan, objective mindset.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, juggle multiple priorities, adjust to changing circumstances, organize time efficiently, remain attentive to details, and identify resources for projects.
  • Ability to fit into a fast-paced and highly professional corporate culture which emphasizes excellence, collegiality, and teamwork.
  • Ability to treat sensitive information about the business and affairs of Pew and those with whom it has relationships with discretion and confidence. High level of professional integrity.
  • Strong understanding of how to manage by influencing others and the ability to accurately read nuances of meaning.

Travel This position requires occasional domestic travel to meetings and conferences.

Position: Indexer/Metadata Librarian
Location: National Security Archive, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The National Security Archive is seeking a full-time Indexer/Metadata Librarian to prepare collections of declassified documents for publication in the award-winning Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) database on U.S. foreign, intelligence, and security policy.  This is an excellent opportunity to apply cataloging, indexing, abstracting, and editorial skills in a collegial, team-based environment on the George Washington University campus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Indexer/Metadata Librarian collaborates with the indexing team to:  prepare descriptive cataloging, evaluate subject content and apply indexing terms using a controlled vocabulary, write original abstracts, review metadata for accuracy and consistency, maintain database of controlled vocabulary, and perform other tasks related to the publication process as needs arise, under the guidance of the production director and director of analysis.

REQUIREMENTS:  MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution and relevant coursework or experience in indexing or cataloging; interest in foreign affairs; and good writing skills.

DATE AVAILABLE:  Immediately.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position, beginning with a six-months probationary period.  Salary range is in the mid-40s.

BENEFITS: 100% employer-paid health insurance.  Employer-matched 401(k) retirement plan, after two years. Flexible schedule includes option to work from home three days per week, once initial training period is complete.

TO APPLY:  Please send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references, by mail, fax, or e-mail, to:

Lisa Thompson, Director of Production; Telephone: (202) 994-7020; email:

The National Security Archive; Gelman Library, Suite 701; The George Washington University; 2130 H Street, Washington, DC 20037; Fax: (202) 994-7005


The National Security Archive is a non-profit research institute and library.  It is an equal opportunity employer.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Section Head)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the China Section, Asian & Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

The incumbent serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work of acquiring and providing metadata for materials published in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. The incumbent oversees the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians, and performs administrative and human resource management functions.

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. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and independently 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.

Serves as an expert in the development of metadata and standards. 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.

Conditions of Employment
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link:

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 supervise, motivate and lead a diverse workforce.**

Knowledge and application of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science to manage acquisitions and cataloging functions of Latin and non-Latin materials.**

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

Knowledge of Chinese language and/or civilization of China.

Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Associate Director for Publishing
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $131,239 to $197,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing objective, nonpartisan research and analysis to committees and Members of the House and Senate. CRS seeks a senior level executive to serve as an Associate Director and lead its Office of Publishing (PUB).

This position serves as the head of CRS’s Office of Publishing with overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical CRS programs and operations.

In this capacity, and reporting directly to the Director of CRS, the Associate Director will be responsible for directing various aspects of the Service’s editorial and publishing programs including designing and editing text-based research products, visual information services and products, geospatial information systems services and products, quality assurance, and product support functions. The Associate Director is also responsible for directing the information architecture functions relevant to information research management, which includes overseeing areas such as taxonomy development, content management, search engine optimization, records management, including digital records management activities, and data analytics for CRS and client-facing information management tools (e.g.,

The Associate Director serves as the top technical authority on matters of editorial and publishing policy, and on matters relating to the information architecture, information research management, and data analytics for the activities mentioned above. In addition to managing the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised, the Associate Director also serves as a principal advisor to the CRS Director and Deputy Director, and members of the CRS Research Policy Council on functions, programs and services under the office’s responsibility.

Major duties of this position include:

  • Overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical CRS programs and operations.
  • Serves as the top technical authority on matters of editorial and publishing policy, and on matters relating to information architecture, information research management, and data analytics for the above cited activities.
  • Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
  • Assures the availability of the intellectual capacity to meet the current and changing requirements of CRS editorial and publishing and information research management needs at a sustained level of excellence.
  • Serves as a key advisor to the Director and Deputy Director on various programs, policies and agency-wide change projects.
  • Develops, conceives, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical CRS programs.
  • Represents CRS in high-level meetings with other Library of Congress service and infrastructure support units, legislative branch agencies, and with other federal and private officials and organizations.

Conditions of Employment — See requirements listed below under Qualifications Required.

Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. 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.

The Associate Director leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link:

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

Knowledge of Editing and Publishing**: The ability to apply knowledge of the theories, concepts, processes, techniques, principles, and/or practices of editing, publishing and information architecture to organize, disseminate, and archive products and information resources in support of agency programs and operations.

Ability to Manage and Direct an Editorial and Publishing Program**: The ability to lead and manage a complex, fast-paced editorial and publishing program within an agency, enterprise or organization. This includes the ability to accomplish strategic and operational goals by ensuring the effective interaction and integration of processes; delegating and managing multiple tasks; and planning and organizing resources, people, and activities effectively to achieve agency goals.

Ability to Lead People and Manage a Workforce**: The ability to oversee the overall performance of an office/organization by assessing staffing requirements in relation to current and anticipated needs of the Congress; developing staffing plans, justifications, and requests; and assuring the availability of the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing editorial and publishing needs of the Service at a sustained level of excellence.

Ability to Assess the Quality of Products and Services**: The ability to evaluate a full range of products and services to ensure quality standards are met. Makes suggestions to improve these products and services.

Ability to Think and Plan Strategically: The ability to establish and implement a strategic vision and direction for an organization or group. This includes the ability to identify strategic opportunities and challenges; develop strategic solutions, annual plans and performance targets to take advantage of those opportunities; and hold the organization as well as individuals accountable to those targets to achieve results. This also includes the ability to evaluate organizational progress against targets and to adjust targets or expectations as appropriate.

Ability to Instill a Collaborative and Inclusive Work Environment: The ability to create, promote, and sustain collaborative, client-focused approaches to the work of the organization. This includes creating organizational protocols that constitute an environment in which collaboration is expected. This also includes ensuring an atmosphere in which input is sought from colleagues with diverse expertise, skills, and abilities and using that input to inform and enhance the work of the organization.

Ability to Communicate Effectively Other than in Writing: The ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely; and communicating clearly, politely, and under control to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information.

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

1. Prior Background and Experience/Knowledge of Editing and Publishing**: I have knowledge of the theories, concepts, processes, techniques, principles and/or practices of editing, publishing, and information architecture.

2. Ability to Manage and Direct an Editorial and Publishing Program**: I have led and managed a workgroup responsible for at LEAST ONE THROUGH FOUR of the following aspects of editing and publishing: (1) designing and editing multiple text-based research products; (2) visual information services and products; (3) quality assurance and product support functions; (4) facilitation of product workflow; and (5) geospatial information systems services and products. I also directed at LEAST TWO of the following information architecture functions: (1) taxonomy development; (2) content management; (3) search engine optimization; (4) records management and (5) data analytics.

3. Ability to Lead People and Manage a Workforce**: I have led and managed a multi-disciplinary professional and administrative staff (e.g., responsible for developing staffing plans, recruiting and hiring, assigning work, evaluating performance).

4. Ability to Assess the Quality of Products and Services**: I have evaluated and critically reviewed a range of products and services for compliance with established professional organizational/office standards and made independent judgments on acceptability of material.