Three Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Librarian II
Location: Loch Raven Branch, Baltimore County Public Library, Maryland
Salary range: $35,520-$55,111

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

Schedule:
This is a full time position, working 40 Hours a week with some evenings and weekends.

Job Summary:
– Assists customers in finding answers to a broad range of questions through use of print and on-line resources.
– Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening either for personal pleasure or professional development.
– Assists customers with technology related requests for service including e-reader devices.
– Develops and maintains a portion of the Library’s collection.
– Plans and presents library-related programs and outreach services.
– Serves on teams and committees within the branch and system-wide.
– As needed, serves as Librarian in Charge by handling customer complaints and resolving facilities issues.
– Supports innovation by embracing change, being flexible and anticipating customers’ needs.
– Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter, rethinking processes, and effectively solving problems.
– Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships.
-Actively pursues continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and sharing knowledge in the workplace.

Position: Interlibrary Loan Assistant
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an energetic, collaborative, and service-oriented person to join the Collections and Access Services Department, which includes Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The ILL Assistant borrows materials from other libraries, lends LNDL’s materials to other libraries, reviews workflows to ensure efficiency, and monitors emerging trends in ILL technology and services. Functioning as a member of a cross- trained Access Services unit, this position provides excellent customer service at the Library’s Help Desk, supervises student assistants, and tracks unit statistics. Reporting to the Access Services Librarian, the ILL Assistant works Monday through Friday in a fast-paced environment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Processes all borrowing and lending Interlibrary Loan requests using ILLiad and Rapid ILL software in a timely manner, and follows national and international ILL standards and best practices.
  • Communicates with students, faculty, staff, and other libraries promptly to fill borrowing requests and resolve lending questions. Seeks guidance from the Access Services Librarian when appropriate.
  • Collaborates with Access Services staff to train and supervise ILL and Help Desk student assistants.
  • Maintains patron privacy online and in person, and models appropriate behavior for student assistants.
  • Assists the Access Services Librarian in recommending, formulating, and implementing policies and workflow procedures to continuously improve ILL services for Library users. Maintains up-to-date documentation of workflow procedures.
  • Collects and records ILL statistics in support of annual reporting requirements and to support data informed changes to services, programs, and the user experience.
  • Uses Aleph Integrated Library System to manage circulation functions including material check out, recalls, and returns, and maintains circulation data.
  • Provides excellent customer service at the Help Desk on the phone, in person, and online.
  • Possesses a positive attitude, ability to be future-oriented, and embraces change.
  • Must have flexibility to work a varied schedule during exam weeks.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Inventory Mgmt & Doc Fulfillment Section in Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $52,068 to $67,687 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Inventory Mgmt & Doc Fulfillment Section in Library Services. The incumbent is responsible for a variety of activities in support of collections inventory control and tracking, both behind-the-scenes activities, e.g. problem resolution, quality control, searching collections storage areas for items not readily found or for which a problem might be present, support of the inventory program; and for direct public service, e.g. staffing a circulation station.

Responsibilities
Conducts searches in order to identify and resolve problems with library materials generated by collections integrity programs, the transfer of collections from Capitol Hill to off-site storage locations, especially Ft. Meade, special projects and the review of incoming materials. Problem resolution may entail searching collections storage and processing areas for items that are not readily found primarily because of labeling, cataloging or other problems impacting retrieval.

Identifies and searches for requested items that are vague or not readily found, using an extensive knowledge of bibliographic tools and procedures.

Serves as an expert in the full range of reference and bibliographic tools, both manual and online, e.g. the LC ILS and other automated files, the card shelflist, the Official Catalog, national bibliographies to identify vague or fragmentary entries. Identifies and notes errors in the LC ILS record which may require editing of the entry.

Forwards items and notes to the appropriate LC unit to correct the online record. Uses a sound knowledge of the flow of materials through the processing channels of LC, and traces materials which may be at any stage of the processing cycle. Reviews and verifies holdings information in the Shelflist and other available databases, both manual and online. Annotates holding information on the Shelflist cards when necessary. Notifies appropriate personnel of mistakes found on Shelflist cards.

Reviews items forwarded to the Section and/or on the shelves that are mislabeled, mis-cataloged, and/or in need of further investigation. Makes the necessary notations to reflect needed or suggested changes. Forwards items to appropriate unit within the Library for correction. Performs complex searches to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole. Forwards misrouted materials to the appropriate custodial divisions. Makes recommendations on items which may be removed from the Library’s permanent collections using guidelines prepared by the Library’s Selection Officers and Acquisitions Policy Statements. Identifies and processes superseded volumes which have been revised, recompiled or replaced by later dated volumes or editions. Determines items in need of preservation treatment such as boxing, rebinding, and re-housing using established guidelines and procedures. Supports inventory management programs by providing quality control of contractors and Library staff.

Bibliographic/Holdings/Item Records. Searches and identifies bibliographic records in the online catalog for items in the Library’s collection that are being prepared for circulation. Creates holdings and/or item records where none are already present. Creates basic descriptive cataloging records for items that are not found in the Library’s online catalog, suppressing these records from view in the public catalog.

Assigns custodial locations when creating new records for materials assigned to locations other than the general collections. Updates existing cataloging records to correct item-specific errors such as call number and location data. Marks duplicate holdings and item records for deletion. Links the barcode on the physical item to the bibliographic record to create an inventory record for that specific item.

Patron Records. Searches and identifies patrons in the Library’s circulation module in preparation for charging material or updating records. Where necessary, creates new patron records and updates existing records, coordinating closely with the Accounts Unit..

Inventory Control and Circulation. Checks out books to the public and Library staff according to the Library’s regulations and security procedures. Creates inventory and patron records as necessary. Checks out books to offsite loan patrons, creates inventory records and, as necessary, patron records.

Receives items referred by staff reviewing new, rebound and relabeled materials coming into the general collections in which a potential problem has been identified. Resolves problems by performing such activities as comparing the accuracy of the label and spine markings on the book in hand with information in the LC ILS Item and Holdings records. Where a discrepancy is found to exist, does the necessary searching/problem resolution to identify what the problem is and what the solution(s) may be.

Four Positions: Maryland & Washington DC

Position: Digital Projects Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group seeks an experienced Digital Projects Librarian for a position with our client, a prestigious government library located in Beltsville, Maryland. The Librarian will ensure the quality and standardization of descriptive metadata can be used across the agency’s various products. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) benefited contract position. The work must be performed on-site.

Responsibilities:

  • Creation and maintenance of a metadata/taxonomy governance plan necessary to maintain the library division’s digital collections.
  • Working with subject-matter experts across the organization to assess their requirements for organizational metadata standards and devise the processes necessary to refine and enhance them.

Qualifications: 

  • An MLS or similar degree plus 2-3 years’ experience working with metadata standards and digital objects
  • Understanding of the use of metadata schema and tools (in particular MODS, PubMed and JATS)
  • Understanding of the use of the controlled vocabularies, such as the NAL Thesaurus
  • Expertise with using the Oxygen XML editor and/or Saxon to perform XSLT transformations on large files of metadata
  • Experience with archival theory and practices and archival management systems.
  • Skill with query languages such as SQL, SPARQL, and Solr
  • Knowledge of using and extending content management systems including Drupal and Omeka
  • Knowledge of the Linux operating system and use of the command line
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with open source digital repository systems and related technology including audit/fixity software, file forensics, media conversion, and editing metadata for digital objects, especially MODS and FOXML
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; web-based tools)

Position: Research Librarian I
Location: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This position is responsible for providing information and research services to union staff and leadership. The ideal candidate will be adept at: selecting and distributing news and other relevant information for a targeted audience, researching, analyzing, and disseminating information from diverse sources in response to patron requests, contributing to the management, organization, and assessment of the library collection, and providing outreach and instruction services for users of the Information Center.

Duties:

  • Curates and assembles a daily email newsletter from a wide variety of sources, comprehensively covering key developments in topics of interest to AFSCME.
  • Researches, retrieves, analyzes and disseminates information from electronic and print sources in response to reference requests.
  • Synthesizes research findings into structured, digestible reports for a variety of audiences.
  • Assists with collection management responsibilities including cataloging, identifying and evaluating potential acquisitions, shelving and weeding the collection.
  • Performs outreach and instructional services for staff and provides access, assistance and support for Information Center resources.
  • Researches, selects and independently assembles and distributes articles for AFSCME Information Center blogs.
  • Creates fact sheets, user guides, and other documentation on internal and external electronic communications to foster user self-sufficiency.
  • Conducts presentations or instructional sessions for internal and external audiences.
  • Remains knowledgeable on issues affecting AFSCME members.
  • May supervise clerical support staff.
  • Performs other general duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; an advanced degree in library or information science is strongly preferred, and three to five years of experience in a library or similar setting which provides the following skills.

Skills Requirements:

  • Ability to identify requestors’ needs through use of reference interviews and craft effective search strategies to address those needs.
  • Ability to synthesize research findings and write clear, organized reports of research results based on the identified information need.
  • Skilled in the use of digital technologies and experienced with electronic library information systems, databases and other information management and retrieval tools.
  • Ability to perform sound research and make logical conclusions.
  • Ability to evaluate, abstract and analyze data and technical information from diverse sources.
  • Knowledge of library administration principles.
  • Experience with knowledge and information management principles, strategies and technologies.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and Information Center users.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple demands and deadlines and to balance short- and long-term priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Commitment to AFSCME’s mission.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of advanced search logic techniques and optimal usage of complex legal, business and news databases.
  • Experience with library technical services including administration of OPAC software or other discovery systems and knowledge of metadata and cataloging standards.
  • Familiarity with data and information management technologies such as content management system administration, HTML, digital asset management and relational database structures.
  • Interest in labor relations and public sector institutions, law and policy issues.

Position: Senior Analyst, Research & Competitive Intelligence
Location: Venable LLP, Washington D.C. OR New York, NY

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LLSDC Jobline.

Venable LLP has an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join our Marketing Department.

The Senior Analyst, Research and Competitive Intelligence will be responsible for managing research projects, conducting and analyzing primary and secondary research on industries, practice groups, specific clients, prospective clients and competitors to support the firm’s business development goals and initiatives.

We welcome candidates for this position who seek to work in either our Washington, DC headquarters or our Midtown Manhattan offices.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for… 

•Managing in-depth background research projects on specific companies or organizations, including statistical models to quantify research findings, in preparation for business development activities.

•Analyzing and evaluating data to provide actionable insights and recommendations to attorneys and business development teams.

•Developing presentations, memoranda or briefings for partners and participate in preparatory sessions for client pitches, proposals and other similar presentations.

•Managing assigned programs for collecting competitive intelligence for the firm’s major competitors in its primary geographic and legal markets with a focus on secondary sources.

•Extracting data by industry sectors, geography, attorneys, office, and practice groups for use in Requests for Proposal (RFPs) by Business Development staff, Practice Group Leaders and Division Managers.

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

•Demonstrated success in professional services or consulting environment with a minimum of five years market research/analysis experience.

•Intermediate level database research skills; working knowledge of a variety of external research databases, including Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Hoovers, Capital IQ, and West Monitor Suite.

•Advanced knowledge of Web and PC applications, including MS-Windows, Excel and PowerPoint

•Ability to make persuasive presentations on research results.

•Ability to analyze data and identify business trends to formulate recommendations for firm business development opportunities.

•Experience developing reports for tracking and reporting on marketing research activities and outcomes.

If you have a can-do attitude and are looking to be part of a highly motivated team of individuals that are naturally ambitious and driven, we’d love to hear from you. Apply today!

Apply at this link: https://venable.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0j8hv?source

Position: Supervisory Government Information Specialist
Location: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $131,227 to $240,000 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Operations Division, Office of the Chief Data Officer. The incumbent serves as the manager of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program.

See our tips on the application process and printable checklist to ensure each step of the application is completed.

Responsibilities
As the Supervisory Government Information Specialist, you will:

Serve as the Bureau’s Subject Matter Expert on all aspects of the FOIA program including regulatory, legislation, exemptions, fees, and related administrative matters. Partner with stakeholders across the Bureau to ensure optimal response to FOIA requests.

Periodically evaluate the FOIA program and recommend changes or improvements regarding the Bureau’s FOIA implementation policy, procedures, processes, funding, personnel, and use of technology. Implement measures to assess and monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the program.

Foster compliance with the FOIA throughout the Bureau by providing guidance, training, and advice to Bureau offices, senior leadership, and employees.

Review and prepare responses to draft legislation, Bureau regulations, and other correspondence related to FOIA as well as other information disclosure matters.

Coordinate the Bureau’s responses to inquiries, audits, investigations, or other matters related to FOIA from the Office of Government Information Services, Office of the Inspector General, Office of Management and Budget, and other similar federal government agencies.

Travel Required
Occasional travel – occasional travel may be required

Qualifications
You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: To qualify at CN-71, you must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade/band (CN-60, GS-14 or equivalent) in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as:

• Experience serving as a subject matter expert in the area of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) including regulatory compliance, fees, request clarification, record searches, and providing expert-level guidance.
• Experience in drafting written communications to include regulations, policies, procedures, training materials, or general correspondence.
• Experience with implementing technology with FOIA operations, eFOIA, eDiscovery, or electronic FOIA reading room or library.
• Experience in evaluating FOIA processes and implementing changes to improve overall FOIA operations such as reducing a backlog or processing delays.

Two Positions: Washington DC & Maryland

Position: Circulation, Interlibrary Loan & Technical Services Manager, Librarian II
Location: Caroline County Public Library, Denton, MD
Salary: $43,661 – $50,310

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Responsibilities: This is a library manager position overseeing management of three related departments. Provides all levels of customer service; supervises, and evaluates assigned library staff; assists with collection development; collects statistical information; may manage budgets; is part of the Central Library Floor management team. Need excellent written and verbal communication skills and high level of computer proficiency. Experience using Polaris ILS preferred.

Requirements: Qualified applicants must possess a MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution and either have or be eligible for a Professional Public Librarian Certification from Maryland State Department of Education; have at least two years of directly related experience; possess a Maryland Class “C” drivers license or an equivalent from another state.

Salary Range: $43,661 – $50,310. Benefits include health and dental insurances, and participation in the Maryland State Retirement System.

Application Process: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to employment@carolib.org by June 15, 2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The Caroline County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. The Library’s policy is to treat all employees and applications equally and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national or ancestral origin, sexual orientation, or disability in accordance with applicable laws. This policy is applicable to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, and promotions.

The Caroline County Public Library complies with the ADA. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process should contact the Library Office Manager at 410-479-1343 prior to submitting an application or resume.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Collection Development)
Location: Collection Development Section, Materials Development Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS/BPH), Office of The Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Collection Development Section, Materials Development Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS/BPH), Office of The Librarian.
The position description number for this position is 383035.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of professional librarians performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the section.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. 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 the provisions of the safety regulations.

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

Coordinates activities related to collection development across all functional areas of the library, specifically the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). Develops and recommends collection development policies; establishes guidelines and procedures to research, develop, acquire, evaluate and approve the selection of books and magazines for the NLS collections. Assures a balanced collection of reading matter for all age levels from preschool children to elderly persons by utilizing a broad professional knowledge of books and other library resources, the publishing industry, copyright issues, and the reading interests of the general population as well as the special informational needs of disabled persons.

Plans, develops, and implements program/project development activities that affect broad mission areas, i.e., monitors procedures for obtaining copyright holders’ permission when required. Verifies the accuracy of the copyright document received. Responsible for developing copyright policies for NLS

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Digital Content Analyst
Location: Eversheds Sutherland, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Content Analyst in the Washington, DC office at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP. We are searching for someone who wants to be a valued contributor and member of a talented and dynamic team of lawyers, paralegals and staff.

The Digital Content Analyst supports and ensures access to the Firm’s online resources by staff/attorneys. Intranet content, access and design are key responsibilities.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Develops and maintains intranet pages.
• Develops and maintains Research Services departmental intranet page.
• Arranges access to electronic products/services (initiate subscriptions, distribute licenses, etc.).
• Monitors access to and use of electronic resources to ensure continued relevance to our needs and practices.
• Monitors electronic usage to ensure effective utilization and cost control.
• Works with vendors and Technology Information Services staff to resolve technical issues with library resources and services.
• Reviews new research products and library tools for possible inclusion in collection.
• Assists in implementation of new technology, resources, and software applications.
• Reviews, evaluates, processes all electronic subscription renewals/invoices.
• Trains attorneys on selected electronic resources.
• Educates/informs attorneys/staff about developments in on-line services and databases (platform migrations, redesigns, etc.).
• Catalogues electronic resources.
• Creates and maintains internal library knowledge-sharing documents on electronic resources.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• A Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is preferred or a bachelor’s degree with experience in digital content or intranet design.
• Three to five years of general library-related experience and/or experience in library electronic services.
• Understanding of technology; ability to communicate effectively and facilitate communication between technology staff and others.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required. Detail-oriented and organized; ability to multi-task and prioritize workloads.
• Excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS Office Suite with proficiency in Outlook.

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our Firm and in the larger legal profession. We believe that diverse skills, knowledge and viewpoints make us a stronger firm. Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP maintains a policy of affording all employees and applicants equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or familial status, domestic violence victim status, ancestry, amnesty, citizenship status, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation will not be tolerated in any of the Firm’s offices or any other work-related setting. Qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position or to enable them to perform the essential functions of a position for which they are otherwise qualified. EEO.

Apply at this link: https://us.eversheds-sutherland.com/mobile/Careers/Job-Openings/220439/Digital-Content-Analyst-Washington-DC

Position: Reference/Foreign & International Librarian
Location: George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, located in Washington, DC, seeks a qualified librarian for its reference/foreign & international librarian position to begin as early as August 1, 2019. The librarian in this position will provide research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include:

-Provides research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons;

-Performs regular reference desk duties and provides backup reference desk assistance (including weekends and/or evenings), as needed;

-Assists patrons in locating and using a variety of print and online information resources;

-Participates in liaison services, which includes providing research support to faculty, students, and staff of GW Law’s International & Comparative Law Program, The George Washington International Law Review, the Jessup Moot Court Competition, and other Law School organizations; alerting liaison faculty to current developments in areas of interest through selective dissemination of information; and assisting students participating in co-curricular activities;

-Prepares and delivers research lectures for law students and other groups;

-Drafts, revises, and contributes to print and online research guides, bibliographies, and other specialized finding aids and publications;

-Maintains expertise in both general and foreign & international law research techniques and resources through attendance at professional conferences, continuing legal education programs, and independent study;

-Participates in collection development activities relating to foreign & international law, which includes selecting new materials; monitoring acquisitions budget and expenditures; reviewing gifts; and periodically reviewing the collection for currency, withdrawal, or relocation of materials;

-Plans and mounts library exhibits;

-Conducts library orientations and tours as necessary; and

-Performs other duties as assigned by the head of reference.

Position: Librarian (Loan)- Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Loan)
Location: General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Reference Services Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Reference Services Division.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The position description number for this vacancy is 063873.
The incumbent for this position will work fixed schedule of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Responsibilities
The incumbent serves as a Reference Specialist providing essential and critical collection services primarily to off-site users of the Library’s collections including Members of Congress, Congressional staff, other government agencies, the Court, and other Libraries through the Library of Congress’s inter-library loan program.

Provides reference services to varied constituents, including Members of Congress and their staffs, other libraries within the United States as well as internationally in support of the Library’s inter-library loan program. Determines needs through telephone interviews and or written requests, where the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily accessible, such as those found within the library’s collection or that can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures. Engages in an extensive telephone interaction with Congressional borrowers. Responds orally and or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility.

Performs extensive references searches for materials that cannot be located through standard search procedures. Requests assistance from higher-level staff to locate materials that are not readily accessible. Develops and maintains current knowledge of resources in other agencies and or institutions in order to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections requests. Uses knowledge of these collections, the patron, and the subject matter to complete a request.

Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Provides collection services and deals with non-technical products that are of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired, and consults the acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase.

Develops all or a portion of the collections acquired by Researcher and Reference Services Division including books, X copies, travel guides, and other items in support of the Library’s congressional, inter-library loan and other programs. Participates in decisions related to the need to digitize items in response to requests. Reviews recommendations for acquisitions in order to identify processing and custodial requirements as well as to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Cultivates and maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject-matter specialists in order to understand their requirements and needs.

Documents and prepares complete preliminary inventories for the records of an agency having a limited variety of functions and a fairly stable organizational and administrative history. Provides curatorial services utilizing the basic collection knowledge, working familiarity with a standard bibliography, and the ability to perform basic historical and technical research. Provides accurate, competent research guidance and special reference services and assists with the full range of reference, collections development, processing and preservation duties in the designated area.

Develops and maintains personal contracts and cooperative work relationships with all clients including congressional offices, inter-library loan partners, Library units, and other specialists in order to provide and or exchange information. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Conducts tours, workshops and orientation sessions for constituent groups. Represents the organization at conferences, seminars and exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

Five Positions: Washington DC & Northern Virginia

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

DESCRIPTION

• Provide high quality substantive research and reference assistance to attorneys using a range of legal, business and news online and print resources.
• Submit daily timekeeping reports with reference to client, business development and other administrative matters.
• Meet or exceed billable hour requirements as established annually.
• Act as a practice research liaison for one or more practice groups. Work closely with Knowledge Lawyers where applicable to provide orientations and training, promote and raise awareness of research tools and services.
• Develop and maintain knowledge of the available resources online and in print. Stay aware of new products in the research space, working to advance the firm’s innovation in the use of AI legal research tools.
• Deliver research skills, orientation and database training as required to lawyers and business services teams.
• Maintain research guides across subject areas to support attorneys and publicize research tools.
• Share knowledge and learning with colleagues in the US and global team and within internal knowledge solutions such as team wikis and knowledge databases.
• Participate and promote current awareness provision for attorneys and business services as required; utilize team resources to identify and deliver alerting solutions.
• Participate in the identification and review, trial/pilot, training and marketing of research products to lawyers;
• Develop and maintain relationships with lawyers and business services members at all levels of the business to promote the Research Services team.
• All members of the firm are expected to participate in our Global Citizenship program.
• And other duties as assigned.

 
Position: Inter-library Loan/Technical Services Librarian
Location: Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Williams & Connolly LLP has an immediate opening for an Inter-library Loan/Technical Services Librarian to support the firm’s Library department. Under the direction of the Director of Library Services, primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Catalog all new materials, editions, and additions;
· Maintain current Library catalog;
· Maintain OCLC holdings and Union list;
· Process borrowing and lending requests;
· Process document delivery requests;
· Purchase new materials as requested by attorneys;
· Collection maintenance;
· Purchase and distribute attorney office copies of various items, i.e., Blue Books, Federal Rules;
· Determine use statistics for various library material.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Government Publishing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
These positions are part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington , District of Columbia.

The incumbent may work on assignments within the Library Technical Services (LTS) section such as cataloging/metadata creation and processing digital information products. The incumbent may work on tasks within the Projects and Systems section such as document preparation for digitization or review digital files for quality assurance.

Responsibilities
The Selectee will work shift 1 Monday- Friday and a tour of duty from 7:30am to 4:00pm.

As a Library Technician, your typical work assignments may include the following:

Receiving and staging tangible publications for preparation and shipment to vendors.
Storing of tangible publications marked for digitization.
Searching and editing bibliographic records in the Integrated Library System.
Preparing shipping lists for public posting using established templates.
Conducting research and gather information for responses using automated systems.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is Installation Wide. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

This position is located at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH)

To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.) for professional and personal references on your resume.

Responsibilities

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

Position: Special Reference and Research Librarian
Location: Government Medical Library, DC Metro Area

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

We are looking for a detail-oriented librarian to work in a government medical library in the DC metro area. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the creation and production of user educational material in a variety of formats (print, digital, video, etc.) to aid in teaching others how to use the library’s services and electronic resources
  • Create live trainings and webinars and organize trainings with database vendors to educate patrons in the use of electronic library resources
  • Hold responsibility for library webpage and SharePoint page updates and content management
  • Participate in library outreach and marketing activities, including creation, distribution, and analysis of user surveys
  • Assist with public relations activities including creation of flyers, digital and print displays, signs, promotional emails, newsletters, etc.
  • Provide reference desk coverage and assist with circulation and re-shelving of materials
  • Generate weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual statistics and reports related to library resource and service usage
  • Manage and develop the print reference collection
  • Assist with managing workflow of student workers and interns
  • Periodically check, submit help tickets, and assist patrons with library computers, printers, and scanners
  • Make suggestions for strategic plan and collection development policy, based on user interviews
  • Assist in developing policies and procedures and make recommendations for the creation of a modern and collaborative information center
  • Evaluate information needs and conduct interviews to clarify keywords and build search strategies
  • Conduct complex searches and perform research, efficiently searching a variety of specialized databases (PubMed, DTIC, NIH RePORTER, AGRICOLA, Embase, other biomedical databases through ProQuest Dialog, etc.)
  • Serve as backup for interlibrary loan through DOCLINE and OCLC WorldShare

Six Positions: Washington, DC & Northern Virginia

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, a nonprofit historical and educational organization headquartered at Anderson House in Washington, D.C., seeks a dynamic library professional to manage reader services and outreach for its library, which houses a collection of 50,000+ rare and modern items focused on the era of the American Revolution.

Major Duties

The research services librarian is the primary staff member charged with promoting and managing use of the library collections, on-site and remotely. The research services librarian:

  • assists and advises scholars using the library collections, especially the Institute’s fellows and other academic users;
  • develops and manages special projects to promote and document the library collections, such as writing articles for the Institute’s publications and website and giving lectures and customized presentation to special groups;
  • develops and leads classes on using special collections for research, a hallmark of our library program;
  • oversees and manages the digitization of library collections and directs the development of the online Digital Library;
  • recruits and supervises the library’s volunteers and interns;
  • provides support to the Institute’s broader cultural initiatives, including exhibitions, educational programs, publications and special events; and
  • works closely with the Library Director to develop and enhance library programs and services.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent training and experience (knowledge of the history of the American Revolutionary era a plus);
  • at least three years of professional experience working with special collections and providing reference support in a library setting
  • knowledge of digitization protocols (experience with CONTENTdm a plus);
  • excellent interpersonal skills working with staff, volunteers, interns, researchers and other constituents of the library;
  • reading knowledge of French or other foreign language; and
  • demonstrated organizational skills, ability to work independently and take initiative, and effective writing and public speaking

Salary and Benefits

This is a mid-level position on the professional staff of the Society of the Cincinnati. The current budget allocation for this position is $55,000 per year (negotiable). Excellent benefits include paid annual and sick leave, health insurance, a 401(k) plan, and a monthly commuting stipend.

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter, including mention of where you learned about this opening, by email to:

Ellen McCallister Clark
Library Director
The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20008
emclark@societyofthecincinnati.org

Position: Senior Research & Reference Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a full-time Senior Research and Reference Librarian to work for a prestigious law firm’s Washington DC office. The librarian will provide high-quality research & references services in support of the firm’s various legal and administrative departments. The selected individual will work both independently and in collaboration with the research team. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic, service-oriented research professional.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with the Research and Reference team to design and deliver a valuable research to the firm.
  • Provides expert research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas using various print and digital resources.  Provides in-depth analysis and summarization of results.
  • Assists in the preparation of and delivery of relevant orientation and training programs.
  • Supports the development and maintenance of intranet reference collections.  Assists with link checking, collection development, and integration of subject-specific resources into the firm’s larger portal.
  • Assists in the development of paper and digital resources collections, the evaluation of new and existing research tools and makes recommendations for purchase or renewal or resources.

REQUIREMENTS

  • JD, MLS or MLIS from an accredited institution required.
  • 5-10 years of reference and research experience required.
  • Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment, preferred.
  • Expert knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge of legal and business electronic resources and databases.
  • Ability to work efficiently with keen attention to detail.
  • Good oral and written communication.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collection Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 385309.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
This position serves as a Digital Collection Specialist and is located within the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services within the Library Collection and Services Group at the Library of Congress. The position reports to the Head, Digital Content Management Section and is responsible for acquisitions, management of digital collections, project development, management, consultation, and liaison work.

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

Serves as a digital collections specialist for assigned tasks and workflows within the Digital Content Management Section. Applies knowledge of library policies and procedures related to the assigned tasks and workflows in order to acquire digital collection materials. Implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for the assigned tasks and workflows. Consults with senior members of the unit to resolve problems or issues. Ensures that content for the assigned workflows meets the Library’s format and metadata technical standards for acceptance.

According to the practices of the unit, acquires, creates or oversees creation of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata as needed for collection materials received. Manages automated workflows for ingesting, reviewing, describing, inventorying, and storing digital content. Performs or coordinates quality review of metadata elements for the assigned tasks and workflows. Processes files after ingest as necessary prior to storage. Implements corrective actions, including solutions to preempt problems, as appropriate. Conducts or initiates and coordinates re-work for files not meeting project requirements. Uses software and hardware tools to transfer digital collections received from various sources into LC systems, including both physical and virtual locations. Deletes or replaces digital objects; makes corrections. Utilizes software and hardware tools to assure proper storage locations and identifications. Creates and manages predominantly automated streams from acquisitions sources to storage on appropriate LC systems. Produces or coordinates production of derivative files as appropriate.

Applies approved digital content management technologies to digital content as assigned. Monitors indicators of preservation status of custodial materials as assigned. Takes appropriate corrective action as needed.

Assists in planning and implementing assigned portions of digital acquisitions projects. Suggests improvements to workflows for assigned content. Adheres to priorities and time-frames established by management.

Assists in implementing approved plans for assigned portions of projects, including recommendations on division of work between specialists and technicians assigned to a project. Tracks assigned portions of project workflow using software tools and schedules activities to move projects to completion, as assigned. Assists higher level staff of the unit to document and execute workflows. Makes recommendations for future improvements.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to the assigned tasks or workflows.

Consults with supervisors and team leads to resolve problems or issues. Contributes to the planning and implementation of workflow procedures and provides input for setting production goals for assigned tasks or workflows. In support of digital content management, assists in the training of staff within the section and service unit. Assists others inside and outside the section with resolving digital collections management questions related to the assigned tasks or workflows. Creates and makes presentations to internal stakeholders as needed.

Consults with stakeholders to assist in implementing digital collections projects. Offers suggestions and advice on operational and technical problems. Serves as point of contact and provides technical advice related to assigned digital content tasks or workflows.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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

  • Knowledge of library best practices and procedures for the lifecycle management of digital collection materials.**
  • Knowledge of metadata and metadata best practices for managing digital collections.**
  • Ability to plan and carry out digital content management projects.
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison duties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Research Librarian (Natural Resources)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $69,581 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Resources, Science, and Industry Division seeks a Research Librarian which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry.

Responsibilities
The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on natural resources and/or environmental policy, including land and water resource management, air quality, and climate. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in federal natural resources or environmental agencies, earth sciences, or climate policy are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in public policy, industry, or legal research.

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

Analyzes and solves research problems within designated policy research areas. Factors that affect the complexity of these problems include novelty, the difficulty in locating authoritative information, and the specialized nature of the subject area.

Responds to congressional and internal requests for information related to issues requiring in-depth knowledge of the context/background of the issue, and for information that is difficult to find and/or requires filtering/synthesis. Utilizes specialized knowledge to prepare responses to requests and develop and execute research methodologies for specialized topics.

Develops and maintains knowledge of research resources. Identifies, tests, and evaluates new, specialized research resources; performs market analyses on competing resources; and recommends specialized information resources and research materials for purchase or renewal.

Provides orientation and training/instruction to congressional clients, colleagues, and peers on research methods and research resources.

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

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

  • Ability to apply knowledge of reference sources in natural resources**
  • Ability to conduct information research**
  • Ability to communicate in writing**
  • Ability to utilize information technology**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others
  • Ability to focus on the client
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

Position: Acquisitions/Government Documents Technician
Location: Supreme Court of the United States Washington, DC
Salary: $42,308 to $67,687 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This is a full-time position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

Applicants who submitted their candidacy for vacancy #10440307 need not re-apply.

Closing Date: Sunday, 05/05/2019, 11:59 PM EDT

Responsibilities
The Acquisitions/Government Documents Technician performs a wide variety of tasks related to loose-leaf filing, receipt and processing of government documents, basic acquisitions support and general Technical Services and Special Collections Department duties as assigned. Primary tasks of the position include:

  • Filing loose-leaf services according to publishers’ written instructions;
  • Tracking missing or circulating volumes needed for filing;
  • Investigating and solving all filing problems including claims;
  • Receiving and claiming all government depository material;
  • Shelving government documents by Superintendent of Documents Classification System;
  • Supporting the library’s acquisitions work as requested;
  • Retrieving Records and Briefs and transcripts of Oral Arguments;
  • Distributing library material to Library staff, Chambers’ personnel, and Court Offices’ personnel;
  • Assisting the Serials staff with locating materials for binding.

Qualifications
Demonstrated experience with loose-leaf supplementation and filing procedures is required. Demonstrated experience with Superintendent of Documents Classification and Depository Library Systems is also required. One to two years of library work experience is preferred. Familiarity with library acquisitions processes is preferred. Knowledge of Millennium or other automated library system is preferred.

Education
Two or more years of college is required.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is Installation Wide. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

This position is located at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH)

To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.) for professional and personal references on your resume.

Responsibilities

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