Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Reference Librarian – Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Location: Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. has an immediate opening for a Reference Librarian in our Washington, D.C. office. Reporting to the Manager of Library Services, the Reference Librarian will work as part of a team to provide research and related services to the firm.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide research and related services to attorneys and paralegals, including support for attorney professional development, client development and marketing projects, and provide specialized business, legislative, regulatory, and docket research and monitoring services.
  • Daily monitoring and dissemination of targeted news, litigation, legislative, and regulatory developments to specific attorney interest groups.
  • Provide interlibrary loan services as needed.
  • Assist with the following: 1) orientation of new attorneys and paralegals; 2) training and password management for research resources, and evaluation of new resources; 3) monitoring and editing of the research pages on firm intranet; 4) client billing for research services and vendor invoice payment

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidate must possess a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; A minimum of two years of relevant Library experience in a law firm or corporate setting; Excellent organizational, project management, customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills; Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively; Ability to prioritize and manage deadlines and assignments; Substantial research experience with business and legal databases including Westlaw Edge, Bloomberg Law, Accurint, docketing services, legislative monitoring services, and legal analytics; Experience with Sydney ILS desirable.

TO APPLY: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, we are only able to contact candidates selected for follow up.

Please send resume and cover letter containing salary expectations to Emily Kasprak at ekasprak@ebglaw.com. No agencies, please.

Epstein Becker & Green is an equal opportunity employer.

Position: Research Analyst (Remote)
Location: Research Analyst – Ballard Spahr LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Location is at any Ballard office, includes Washington, DC.

Job Description:

The Research & Intelligence Center of Ballard Spahr is looking for a Research Analyst to join its team of researchers in providing expert, customized research and analysis firm-wide. Under the direction of the Lead Research Analyst, the Analyst gathers, analyzes and delivers expert information on a variety of subjects, people or companies in response to on-demand requests. To support business, industry, market and other business development or strategic research initiatives, the Analyst collaborates with other department personnel. The Analyst also serves on department teams as assigned and collaborates to accomplish specific goals and objectives set by the Director and individual team leaders.

The selected individual will conduct high-level, customizable research and analysis in legal, business and other subjects to support the firm’s clients and practices as well as its business development and strategic initiatives. They will also present research results with expert analysis, using visual presentation (graphs, charts) or other technology (spreadsheets, databases) and department branding and templates, as needed.

This position is full-time, (Monday – Friday) and may work remotely in any state with a Ballard office or in any Ballard office as long as the individual is able to start working no later than 11:00 AM ET.

Required Skills:

Knowledge of research methodology as well as resources for all media types in the areas of law relevant to the firm’s practices and proven primary and secondary research skills with the ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data and information into actionable information. Must be proficient with Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, TLO, Accurint and other legal, public records, social media and corporate research services. Knowledge of library technologies for communication, research intake, knowledge sharing and resource management. Experience with request tracking software Quest is a plus.

Strong intellectual curiosity and ability to delve deeply during the research process to identify patterns, trends and other insights. Solid writing skills to prepare written research reports as needed and the ability to present ideas and communicate complex information clearly and concisely. The ability to work well independently or as part of a team and manage multiple projects simultaneously, successfully and within tight deadlines is essential.

Required Experience:

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A Master of Library Science or a Master’s degree in a relevant area from an ALA accredited school or equivalent degree. Significant years of experience or a background in private investigations, especially if certified or licensed may be substituted in lieu of formal education.
  • 2+ years’ experience providing support for research and business & competitive intelligence services in a corporate or law firm environment and 1+ years’ experience in project management; law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • 2+ years’ experience conducting background checks, due diligence and other investigative research into people or companies and 2+ years’ experience preparing investigative research reports.

Ballard Spahr is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession and to supporting the communities where we live and work. People from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into every part of the firm. Diverse candidates, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Firm is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Ballard Spahr offers an excellent benefits package which includes medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage; life insurance, short and long-term disability; 401(k) retirement savings plan with a firm contribution and match; and a generous paid time off program. Additional benefits provided are health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and a health savings account; firm subsidized emergency child and elder care services; family and medical leave; employee assistance program; and a pre-tax transportation program. Time worked in excess of 40 hours per week will be paid at time and one-half of the hourly rate. The salary range is $70,000-$95,000, depending on geography and experience.

For immediate consideration, please visit our career page https://jobs.silkroad.com/BallardSpahr/Careers and submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements online.

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

Six Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Patron Engagement Section)
Location: Taylor Street, Patron Engagement Section, National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Taylor Street, Patron Engagement Section, National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group.
The position description number for this position is 406316.
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
THIS VACANCY CANCELS SUPERVISORY LIBRARIAN, GS-1410-14 UNDER VAR001475. APPLICANTS WILL HAVE TO RE-APPLY UNDER SUPERVISORY LIBRARIAN, GS-1410-14, VAR001587 IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.

The position serves as the Head, Patron Engagement Section and directs the activities of staff in the NLS Patron Engagement Section with a focus on patron relations, research, support and services. The position reports directly to the Chief, Patron and Network Engagement Division. The incumbent performs activities that include but are not limited to tertiary technical support on NLS library products and services; provision of library services to overseas patrons; development and distribution of training materials, library-related events and opportunities focused on patron needs; assistive technology and digital accessibility and usability as it relates to the NLS program; consumer relations activities; patron research and data collection and analysis; and other activities focused on patrons, and potential patrons of the NLS program. The incumbent represents NLS at regional and national library conferences and conventions, and initiates and oversees communication and data-gathering relevant to patron-focused improvements in the NLS program. The incumbent advocates for the patron perspective on NLS committees and carries patron-focused insights and information to upper management. The incumbent works across organizational lines with various experts at NLS on projects and programs, ensuring that patron perspective is included in discussions and decisions. The incumbent builds collaborative relationships with other service-providers in the disability field, sharing information and developing opportunities for collaboration and exchange.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level.

Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques.

Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII) of employees. Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity and inclusiveness and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, age, or other non-merit factor. Coaches employees and recommends training and career-enhancement activities. Oversees contracts managed by CORs in the section.

Plans, establishes, and directs a library outreach and engagement program for patrons focused on the needs and priorities of the blind and print-disabled American as they relate to the NLS Program.

Coordinates staff efforts related to NLS library outreach and engagement services, instruction and training, and access services.

The incumbent manages the Patron Engagement Section, directing activities including library service to United States citizens living abroad; tertiary technical support for NLS products and services including all BARD and digital braille products; consumer relations; patron insights and data collection (in concert with the NLS Data and Analytics Officer); assistive technology and digital accessibility and usability as it relates to the NLS program. The incumbent sets short- and long-term priorities and goals for the section in consultation with NLS management.

The incumbent prepares annual budgets and management plans for the section; researches and recommends new or innovative approaches to address needs relevant to Section activities.

Position: Assistant Manager of Research Services
Location: LAC Group, International Law Firm, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking an Assistant Manager of Research Services for a prestigious international law firm with offices located in the Washington DC metro area. The Assistant Manager position will be responsible for developing research services and providing expert, customized research service. The Assistant Manager also assists the Manager with project management and oversight of Research Services, taking the lead on the coordination of daily research and other activities, as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited school.
  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience, including significant experience in a law firm or corporate information center. Law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency making cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, such as Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg BNA and Wolters Kluwer.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite and/or related software.

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3fxLjku

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for an Assistant Manager of Research Services to join our energetic, creative, and service-oriented global team. This position will be associated with the DC office. Under the direction of the Manager of Research Services, the Assistant Manager of Research Services works as part of the management team to develop research services and to provide expert, customized research service.  The incumbent assists the Manager with project management and oversight of Research Services, taking the lead on the coordination of daily research and other activities, as assigned.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP uses E-Verify, which is a web-based system, to confirm the eligibility of our employees to work in the United States. As an E-Verify employer, we verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees by electronically matching information provided by employees on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, against records available to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We use E-Verify because we are a federal contractor containing the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause. Please see the posters for details regarding E-Verify or contact Arnold & Porter’s Human Resources Department for more information. E-Verify Participation Poster and Right-to-work Poster .

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

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

Position: Sr. Research Analyst/Legal Researcher 
Location: Steptoe, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

Please send cover letter with your resume.

Link to apply:  https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=333

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

Position: Virtual Legal Research Analyst
Location: LAC Group, Virtual

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group seeks a Virtual Legal Research Analyst to be part of an experienced and talented research team for a prestigious international law firm. This role will work independently as well as with a research team providing legal and other types of research to attorneys and staff. This is a full-time benefited temp position (4-6 months) that could lead to a permanent position and will be 100% remote.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects.
  • Serve as practice, subject, and/or industry research specialist in areas aligned with the firm’s practice and business.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested.
  • Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material.
  • Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university and at least 3 years of experience in a research environment.
  • Experience with industry research tools such as LexisNexus, WestLaw, Factiva, Cap IQ, Bloomberg, etc.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint and MS Office

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3ygWIxN

Position: Law Firm Librarian (Long-term Temporary) 
Location: R & W Group, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

R & W Group has a brand new urgent long term temporary need!    Are you a law firm librarian?   One of our favorite law firm clients needs to hire a librarian in any of their US offices (DC/NY/Boston/CA/Chi/Denver/Houston/NJ ).    Currently all work is remote but you will likely need to start going into one of the offices in September.  

Our client is looking for a full-time Research Analyst to work as part of an energetic, creative and service orientated team.  The Research Analyst is primarily responsible for responding to research and reference requests from attorneys and administrative personnel firm-wide. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•             Legal and business research and reference using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites;
•             Document retrieval, including dockets, cases, articles, etc.; and
•             Setting up current awareness and docket alerts.

Qualifications

•             Bachelor’s degree; MLS preferred but may substitute substantial law library experience.
•             Minimum of two years of experience providing legal and business research and reference services in a law library with law firm experience strongly preferred.
•             Demonstrated ability to use Pacer, PacerPro, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Google Scholar and other resources to find and retrieve documents.
•             Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
•             Strong client service skills.
•             Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.

Hours:  11:00am – 8:00pm or 12:00pm – 9:00pm. ET

Great team.  Solid hourly rate (DOE).   Apply on-line or register with us at www.r-wgroup.com.  

Three Positions: Maryland & Virtual

Position: Chief Information Officer
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is looking for an experienced Chief Information Officer who will be responsible for the strategic and administrative management of all information systems and telecommunications initiatives for the entire Library system. If you feel that this position is for you, we would love to hear from you.

The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department.


The successful candidate will be able to work with the CEO, COO, and Deputy Director to create a forward thinking and community focused vision that serves the organization by being responsive to the staff and community user needs along with considering the aspirations of the City and State. The incumbent will collaborate with the Executive Leadership Team to coordinate the IT resources needed to meet organizational objectives. Responsibilities will include streamlining operations by implementing relevant and innovative technologies, developing technological systems that will improve customer satisfaction, as well as managing and maintaining the library city and state-wide network created for the use of Pratt and Maryland public library systems (SAILOR).

The Chief Information Officer will:

Serve as chief architect for network and services provided by IS. In addition, will investigate and initiate projects to develop the application of cutting-edge technology required to achieve the goals of Library, City and State customers.

Ensure adequate IT resources are available to support organizational goals and objectives.

Develop organizational leadership and technical skills within the department to provide effective responses to the needs of the Library.

Collaborate and negotiates with vendors and partners across city agencies to economically provide products and services to the Library.

Serve as the Library’s Chief Information Security Officer in charge of ensuring compliance with all information security regulations.

Oversee and/or participate in library technology expansion projects in collaboration with all library service areas.

Develop and oversee annual and project-based budgets.

Lead talent management efforts by hiring the best candidates while engaging the IT Team through transparent performance management and development.

Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a Master’s Degree in Technology Management, Computer Science, Administrative Science or other relevant focus. Microsoft MCSE and/or Cisco CCNP, Certified Project Manager (PMP) desired. Six years of demonstrated experience in senior management as well as three years of successful experience managing a team is required.

Position: Virtual Corporate Researcher
Location: Global Investment Banking and Asset Management Firm, LAC Group, Virtual

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group seeks a Virtual Corporate Researcher to be part of an experienced and talented business intelligence research team for a global investment banking and asset management firm. This role will work independently as well as with a research team providing corporate/financial and other types of research to staff. This is a full-time position and candidates can be located anywhere in the US.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts information research in a variety of domestic and international sectors using research databases and other resources
  • Completes both short term and in-depth research projects and analysis under deadline
  • Manages multiple projects on a daily basis
  • Contributes to knowledge initiatives
  • Works on special projects as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or a Bachelor’s degree with comparable research experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience performing research
  • Understanding of and experience with database services such as LexisNexis, Factiva, Capital IQ, Pitchbook, Eikon, Profound, Privco, BVD and others preferred
  • Strong investigative research and analytical skills preferred
  • Expertise conducting in-depth industry, company, biographical, financial, market, and regulatory research desired
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3nVAHjc

Position: Library Associate
Location: Multiple Locations, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Salary: $46,688.00 – $50,184.00

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is inviting applications for the position of Library Associate. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic about programming and outreach, providing reference services and reader’s advisory to customers, promoting library services, and more! Bilingual fluency is a plus! If you are welcoming, curious, accessible, kind, collaborative and resilient, APPLY TODAY! 

This announcement will be used to establish an “Eligibility List” for future vacancies.

Job Summary: Responds to customer questions regarding both in-print and online library materials and services in the library departments.  Assists in the organization, management and technical functions relevant to the overall operation of various library departments.  

Essential Duties:

  • Provides reference, reader’s advisory, and computer assistance to library customers.
  • Provides instruction on the use of library catalog and databases.
  • Assists with programming for library customers.
  • Assists with circulation desk duties, as needed.
  • Assists with the management and review of the library collection, as required.
  • Participates in the maintenance and development of the library collection by weeding assigned areas and identifying library materials in need of replacement.
  • Develops and maintains library display areas and posts community notices.
  • Assists with the inter-library loan process, as needed.
  • Creates and maintains customer library accounts, as needed.
  • Assists with the management and review of the library collection, as required.
  • Oversees library volunteers, as required.
  • Manages customer relations and resolves any escalated customer issues and conflicts via in person, phone and email, as required.
  • Performs routine data entry including entering customer information into library database.
  • Prepares correspondences and reports.
  • Creates and maintains office files and department records appropriately.
  • Trains volunteers, as needed.
  • Acts as an ambassador and advocate for the library.
  • Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops.
  • Assists with special projects, as required.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.  

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • One to three of years of working in a library setting; or, experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 
  • Library Associate certificate must be acquired within two years of hire via on the job training.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

  • Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s practices, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to act as a representative of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s to the public.
  • Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals preferred.
  • Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with volunteers. 
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Google Suite, electronic databases, e-mail, and internet navigation, and office equipment.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

  • Work is conducted in a normal office setting which provides comfortable lighting, temperature and air conditions.
  • Occasional light lifting (up to 20 pounds) may be required.
  • Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions. 


Two Positions: Washington, DC & Virtual

Position: Library and Information Services Project Manager
Location: LAC Group, Virtual

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group seeks candidates for a Library and Information Services Project Manager position within our organization. The main focus of the position will be to oversee and assist with the coordination of law firm library accounts, and to help assigned firms move forward with innovative and effective best practices in research workflow support, eResource management, database training, and general library administrative functions. The manager of library and information services will be directly client facing, and will work across departments internally. We are seeking a well rounded, customer service oriented, information professional with direct law firm library and information services experience. This position can be worked from any location in the US or Canada.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute to the success and management of client relationships, and serve as the point of contact for new and existing Firm initiatives and projects;
  • Collaborate with other Firm managers and administrators on special projects;
  • Conduct library orientation for new attorneys and professional staff;
  • Participate and build upon best practices for a streamlined research workflow;
  • Ensure client metrics are being captured, reported, and delivered according to specifications;
  • Offer ideas and insight into best practices in collection management, invoice processing, and training support;
  • Work with Firm stakeholders to maximize cost recovery efforts;
  • Assist with management of contracts and relationships with online research vendors, print content, print management, and library administration;
  • Develop standards for collection development and cost recoveries, with a focus on print to digital transformation;
  • Serve as LAC ambassador for distributed colleagues at assigned Firms and across service lines;
  • Oversee enhancement of the Firm’s use technologies to promote and disseminate information for legal, business research, and marketing purposes;
  • Work with, promote, and progress Library Services function within organization, collaborating with fellow legal information professionals serving in various capacities;

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree (JD, MBA, MLIS).
  • At least 5 years of experience with law library administration, vendor management, database and web technology within a law or business library and preferably at least 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Knowledgeable in integrated library management systems with proficiency in online research, legal databases and collaboration platforms (Microsoft SharePoint preferred).
  • Expert knowledge of law library administration and information management with demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues applying information technology to libraries and law practice.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking a Law Librarian with experience performing research in the fields of mining and administrative law, including Federal and administrative cases, statutory and regulatory law, legislative and regulatory history, and other areas and related topics impacting the work of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC). The Librarian will be responsible for maintaining the Library’s SharePoint site, providing specialized reference services, maintaining and developing the digital and physical collections, training and educating staff, and collaborating with the Library Committee. This is a part-time position (24 hours a week) and will initially be performed remotely due to COVID restrictions.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide general, legal, and legislative reference services using expert knowledge, published and unpublished sources, and electronic databases, such as Westlaw.
  • Develop and maintain Library SharePoint site, in coordination with FMSHRC SharePoint Administrator.
  • Retrieve and disseminate appellate filings from Pacer.
  • Evaluate the authoritativeness, currency, and relevance of specialized information available on FMSHRC-related issues.
  • Manage electronic subscriptions and vendor relations.
  • Curate, maintain, and distribute FMSHRC’s Digital Assets.
  • Assist in library collection maintenance including: acquisitions; serials processing; shelving multiple formats of legal and other research materials; weeding superseded materials; shifting contents of shelves as needed; and ensuring that the library’s physical collection is consistent with the electronic inventory.
  • Review the veracity of the online library catalog; edit and verify catalog records for conformance with collection and established cataloging policies.
  • Monitor library ordering and purchasing; maintain a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for coordination with the Office of the Executive Director (OED).
  • Monitor preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards.
  • Identify superseded materials; dispose of such material in line with Federal rules and regulations.
  • Review brochures, websites, catalogs, and other sources for possible acquisition; assess materials acquired from different sources and identify the need for new subscriptions and renewals.
  • Train FMSHRC staff in one-on-one or group instruction formats, via in-person, teleconference, or recorded sessions.
  • Promote useful research tools and strategies to agency staff
  • Prepare a library column for submission to FMSHRC’s newsletter “The Scoop.”
  • Monitor relevant newsfeeds and other sources for inclusion on library intranet/SharePoint pages and/or distribution to agency employees.
  • Attend library committee meetings; keep the Committee informed of library activities, make recommendations,and respond to Committee concerns.

Qualifications:
Required

  • Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a certificate in Law Librarianship OR Three years as a professional law librarian
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mining and administrative law
  • Solid understanding of legal documentation
  • Expert SharePoint skills
  • Experience with online legal research portals including Lexis, Westlaw and Hein
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues applying information technology to libraries and law practice
  • At least 2 years of experience with vendor management, database and web technology within a law or business library
  • Knowledgeable in integrated library management systems with proficiency in online research and legal databases
  • Ability to learn quickly and work with multiple groups
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience training users in searching and use of legal databases
  • Experience with library collection maintenance, both physical and digital

Desired

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree

Four Positions: Washington, DC & Virtual

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Job description:

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two Positions: One Washington, DC; One Virtual

Position: Research and Content Librarian
Location: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Overview

We seek a Research and Content Librarian to conduct complex legal and non-legal research supporting practice areas such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Litigation, and Antitrust as a member of the Research & Information Services – Americas team based in our Washington, D.C. office. The Research and Content Librarian will also support Library and Information Services operations daily and during resource and project constraints, specifically supporting the Acquisitions and Content Services Librarian.

Position: Exempt

Reports to: Reference Services Manager – Americas (Direct); Library Operations Manager – Americas (Matrixed)

Responsibilities

  • Conduct complex legal and non-legal research including, interlibrary loan and news alerts across a wide range of practice areas
  • Familiarity with the firm’s broad portfolio of content such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Securities Mosaic, Law360, Bloomberg BNA, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, Capital IQ and Newsdesk
  • Conduct current awareness content distribution in support of attorney electronic alerts utilizing the firm’s news aggregator Newsdesk
  • Participate in learning programs and orientation cycles for Summer and Fall Associates
  • Work closely with the Acquisitions and Content Librarian on a daily basis during resource constraints and absences

Qualifications

Required:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • Three years of experience as a researcher with a law firm or academic or public library
  • Service oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and executive presence
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with a dispersed team
  • Flexibility to monitor emails and prioritize responses after hours

Preferred:

  • Experience working across a matrixed organization

Position: Temporary Virtual Research Librarian
Location: Virtual, Prestigious National Law Firm

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group seeks a Temporary Virtual Research Librarian for a project position with a prestigious national law firm. This position will be responsible for conducting background check and legal research to attorneys and staff utilizing research tools (Lexis) and internet-based research methods. This role will be full-time, remote/virtual based and will run for 4-8 months.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with a nation-wide team of librarians to provide comprehensive and sophisticated research services for attorneys and staff in all offices.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 1+ 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.

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 – Natalie.Lira@bracewell.com.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

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.

Summary
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.

Responsibilities
Coordinates, determines, and manages projects for digital collections. Serves as a technical expert in the planning, management, and execution of digital collections workflow/lifecycle management projects. Acts as an expert on special projects, and advises management on issues. Plans, tests, and executes projects that involve acquiring, describing, storing, and providing access to digital content for which the section has curatorial responsibility. Serves as a project leader for content transfers and processing from varied acquisitions sources including, but not limited to, content on tangible media, web archived content, and 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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: https://lac.gp/39Zwoyk

 

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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: https://lac.gp/3nKie84

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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:https://lac.gp/3nKie84

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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: https://lac.gp/3nC82OG

Six Positions: Washington DC & Virtual

Position: Virtual Librarian
Location: Tutor Me, Virtual

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Description
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 https://tutorme.com/apply. In your application, select “Library and Information Science” as a subject.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 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.

Description
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.

ABOUT THE KOGOD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

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.

ABOUT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

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 http://www.american.edu and learn about the University Library at http://www.american.edu/library.

Apply Now

Applications require a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/73684

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
mmikkel@american.edu

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.

Requirements
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.

Responsibilities 

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.

Requirements 

  • 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: lcthomps@gwu.edu.

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

Web:  https://nsarchive.gwu.edu/.

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.

Summary
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.

Responsibilities
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.

Requirements
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: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.

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 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.

Summary
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).

Responsibilities
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., CRS.gov).

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.

Requirements
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: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf

Qualifications
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.