Two Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Armed Forces Retirement Home
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Resident Services, Recreation Division at the Armed Forces Retirement Home. The primary purpose of this position is to manage the agency’s library and its’ adjoining services (computer lab and computer/game rooms, the movie program and the music/listening room).

Duties

As a Librarian, you will:

  • Provide professional library services to meet the needs of all Residents and employees, i.e., general reading, viewing videotaped/DVD movies or instructional videos, and/or listening to music, and literature or instructional material on audio cassettes.
  • Review and research professional publications to select those books and materials that are commensurate with the needs, development, welfare (mental and emotional stimulation) and education of patrons.
  • Responsible for acquisition and cataloging all books and movies/DVD’s entering the library collection using the Circulation Plus Software Program (an electronic tracking system).
  • Assist with preparation of annual budget for expenditures on items such as books, periodicals, journals, supplies, and library equipment.
  • Order supplies and create work orders for the library and adjoining services.

Position: Acquisitions Librarian
Location: Folger Shakespeare Library
Salary: $70,000 – $80,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

About Us:

The Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world.

The Folger welcome millions of visitors online and in person. We provide unparalleled access to a huge array of resources, from original sources to modern interpretations. With the Folger, you can experience the power of performance, the wonder of exhibitions, and the excitement of pathbreaking research. We offer the opportunity to see and even work with early modern sources, driving discovery and transforming education for students of all ages.

The Folger Shakespeare Library knows that an exceptional staff is the backbone of any great organization. We hire exceptionally qualified diverse individuals who are committed to the mission, vision, and values of our organization. Once employed, the Folger provides a generous compensation, leave, and benefits package, as well as many opportunities for personal and professional growth, and we encourage you to come join us

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is seeking an experienced Acquisitions Librarian to join its Collections team. This individual reports to the Associate Librarian for Collections Care and Development and is responsible for the management and the leadership of the Acquisitions Department, which administers a robust acquisition program both of antiquarian and secondary research material including electronic resources.

Duties:

  • Cultivates and maintains excellent working relations with all vendors, dealers, and donors.
  • Participates in the creation and management of the collections budget.
  • Monitors Acquisitions expenditures, provides expenditure reports, manages the allocation of restricted and unrestricted funds for the purchase of rare and modern items.
  • In consultation with appropriate staff, reviews and maintains current approval plans.
  • Coordinates the subscriptions for electronic resources and their access procedures with the Acquisitions Coordinator for Electronic Resources and Secondary Research Material.
  • Reviews and negotiates new license agreements, engages in, and promotes ethical practices in purchasing, and complying with licensing terms and access agreements.
  • Supervises and reviews the processing of all new acquisitions, whether purchases or gifts of items, maintaining accurate acquisition and donor records.
  • Supervises the preparation of orders, correspondence, reports, and maintenance of office files.
  • Oversees staff in providing detailed information to Development to facilitate donor communication.
  • Makes sure all invoices are paid in a timely manner.
  • Provides an open and supportive working environment for Acquisitions staff.
  • Works closely with the Associate Librarian for Collection Care and Development in planning and executing Acquisitions Group procedures.
  • Fosters good working relationships with other units and divisions of Collections and the institution.
  • Participates with other members of the Collections Care and Development group in developing and executing communal goals and projects.
  • Works with conservators to plan for the needs of newly ordered or acquired materials.
  • Collaborates with Advancement to successfully manage gift-in-kind arrangements.
  • Participates in the institutional fundraising events for the acquisitions department with collaboration from appropriate sources.
  • Participates in the management of a digital asset collection development policy.
  • Acts as one of the Acquisitions Group representatives on staff committees and/or assists on projects for committees.
  • Maintains current awareness of trends in the management and integration of acquisitions activities within technical and public services. Serves as an ambassador for the Folger at conferences.
  • Performs other acquisition duties as assigned.

Pandemic response: Non-essential Folger staff are working remotely from the D.C. area, and all programming had been moved online. When we return to the office this position is expected to work on site. The building is currently closed to the public due to construction projects.

All staff, contractors, and visitors working or visiting onsite are required to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and furnish proof of vaccination (unless they have received a medical or religious exemption). Masks are required in all shared or public spaces onsite until further notice.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should submit their cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted. No phone calls please.  Please apply through our website: Jobs and Internships at the Folger – Workday (myworkdayjobs.com)

The Folger is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent experience required.
  • Proficiency in the use of integrated library systems and spreadsheets necessary.
  • Familiarity with MARC records or bibliographic description in general required.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of a modern European language preferably Italian, French, or German preferred.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of Latin preferred.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, organization skills, and interpersonal skills.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian

Location: Georgetown University Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Georgetown Law Library is seeking candidates for the Reference Librarian position. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reference, this position provides extensive reference service to the Law Center’s faculty and students by participating in the reference desk rotation, conducting individual research consultations, writing research guides, and participating in other law library instructional programs as needed.
In addition, this position participates in basic and advanced legal research instruction, the Legal Research and Writing liaison program, the journal liaison program, the faculty liaison program, library tours, and other educational programs. This position also evaluates and selects materials for the library’s collection in assigned subject areas.
We welcome applications from both lateral candidates and entry-level candidates, including those graduating in May 2022. Requirements include:
● J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent
● Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent
Position open until filled. Application review begins February 4, 2022. Full description, posting, and application process available on the Georgetown Career Opportunities Website (Posting – JR11818). If you have questions about the position, please contact lawlibcareers@georgetown.edu.
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Office Automation)
Location: Department of the Navy
Salary: $50,643 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

You will serve as a Library Technician (Office Automation) in the Navy Department Library / Technical Services Section of NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND.

Duties

  • You will oversee circulation system and patron services.
  • You will manage technical library data files and information.
  • You will ensure hard copy and digital publications and other material are in correct order and are maintained.
  • You will log material in and out to validate security.
  • You will perform descriptive and modified cataloging of monographic titles being incorporated into the Library’s collections.
  • You will modify existing Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) records to meet NDL specific needs.
  • You will prepare books for shelf readiness.
  • You will be in charge of the Library acquisition services.
  • You will monitor all activities concerning individual account status.
  • You will be maintaining efficient records, providing timely follow-up procedures for all accounts, and establish effective liaisons with fiscal branch.
  • You will organize, plan, implement, and evaluate circulation functions and procedures.
  • You will provide a variety of administrative support functions.

Position: Government Research Specialist
Location: Nelson Mullins

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Nelson Mullins is seeking a Government Research Specialist to join the Research & Information Services (RIS) team. This position, eligible to be based in any of our 26 offices with the option to work a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule, will provide legal and non-legal research services and analysis to Nelson Mullins attorneys and staff. The successful candidate will be a highly skilled researcher, able to work cooperatively with the full RIS team. Additionally, the successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, a commitment to providing high-quality work product, and customer-oriented service.

  • Conduct online legal and business research using resources including, but not limited to, Lexis Plus, Westlaw Edge, CQ, Bloomberg Government, Quorum, Capital IQ and VitalLaw.
  • Actively liaise and communicate with selected practice and industry groups to develop subject expertise and facilitate proactive service delivery.
  • Utilize a centralized workflow tool to provide expert research and consultative services to attorneys and staff.
  • Participate in available professional development opportunities and remain current on technological, professional and industry developments in librarianship.
  • Present clear and readily digestible results that are responsive to the question(s) asked, in a timely manner.
  • Provide support on other projects or duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Qualified applicants should have a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, and/or a J.D. degree.
  • Strong collaboration skills along with the ability to manage multiple and complex research projects–often on tight deadlines–while attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of federal legislative and regulatory research.
  • The ideal applicant demonstrates a working knowledge of legal research methods, and the ability to assess and utilize the best, most cost-effective and efficient research tools.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Law Library

Location: Georgetown University Law Center

Full vacancy announcement available on the Georgetown Career Opportunities website

Requirements

Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Law Library – Georgetown University Law Center

Job Overview

The Digital Initiatives Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of digital projects falling under the purview of the Digital Initiatives Department at the Georgetown University Law Library. The duties for which they are principally accountable include but are not limited to:

  • Oversight of the production digitization and post-processing of library materials
  • Scheduling and oversight of scanning personnel and equipment
  • Facilitation of the transfer of files within internal storage platforms and ingest to external repositories
  • Management of digitization statistics and metadata
  • Execution of digital asset preservation actions

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, the Digital Initiatives Coordinator is a member of the Digital Initiatives and Special Collections division, which includes the Digital Initiatives Librarian, the Digital Initiatives Assistant, the Special Collections Librarian, the Law Center Archivist, the Special Collections Technician, and the Conservation Technician.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 years of library experience
  • Ability to organize projects and accomplish goals
  • High level of proficiency with personal computers and software, the internet and library-relevant information technology applications
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform command-line tasks
  • Familiarity with digital image editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge
  • General knowledge of how digital library collections and electronic objects are used in an academic setting
  • Knowledge of MARC, METS and Dublin Core and other metadata standards appropriate for digital materials

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

Current Georgetown Employees:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS (gms.georgetown.edu) using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown’s commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits:

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

Position: Special Collections Technician, Law Library

Location: Georgetown University Law Center

Full vacancy announcement available on Georgetown Career Opportunities website

Requirements

Special Collections Technician, Law Library – Georgetown University Law Center

Job Overview

Georgetown Law Library maintains a robust special collections department which features a large collection of rare legal material. The Special Collections Technician plays a crucial role in supporting the needs of the Law Library, the Law Center faculty and administrative offices, the broader University, and the greater scholarly community.

The Special Collections Technician uses archival best practices to process manuscript and archive collections for the purposes of establishing order and intellectual control over the material – including creating inventories, indexes, and finding aids. They also use established library practices to catalog rare books and faculty publications, ensuring that bibliographic records are accurate.

The Special Collections Technician provides access and reference support to all patrons using historical materials; and coordinates and carries out special projects or other duties as assigned to adapt to the changing needs of the department and the library, such as inventory projects, local large-scale shifting projects, etc..

Work Interactions

Reporting directly to the Special Collections Librarian, the Special Collections Technician performs duties according to priorities set by the Special Collections Librarian and within guidelines and procedures established for the department. They play a key role in the success of the Department by maintaining collections and the public access records for the Department, ensuring accurate description to facilitate patron access.

Within the department, the Special Collections Technician also works directly with the Law Center Archivist, the Associate Director for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, and the Conservation Technician; and interacts with staff from other library departments, as well as students, faculty, alumni and external patrons.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and a minimum of 3 to 5 years of library experience
  • Attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to take on new responsibilities and projects.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a complex and changing environment.
  • Experience working with historical and archival materials

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with DACS archival standard
  • Experience with MARC bibliographic records
  • Familiarity with Library of Congress subject headings

Physical Environment

The Special Collections Technician works primarily in an office environment, spends their time working on a computer and with physical materials, and as needed, retrieves and/or re-shelves materials, uses push carts, and shifts books from one stack area to another.

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

Current Georgetown Employees:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS (gms.georgetown.edu) using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown’s commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits:

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Administrative Librarian (Assistant Director and Senior Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $135,468 – $203,700

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a senior manager to serve as the Assistant Director for its Knowledge Services Group.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

This position serves as head of the Knowledge Services Group (KSG), a major CRS research division. In this capacity, and reporting directly to the Director of CRS, the Assistant Director leads, plans, directs and evaluates the delivery of information research and reference activities of the KSG, and ensures that it is of the highest quality and consistently meets the Service’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, timeliness, authoritativeness; and confidentiality.

The Assistant Director oversees implementation of general reference services and research support activities in CRS such as the management of institutional knowledge, instruction in the use of information tools, maintenance of authoritative research materials, and development of knowledge bases. This includes demonstrating personal intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional needs for information research across a broad spectrum of policy areas, and assures the availability of the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing needs of the United States Congress at a sustained level of excellence.

The Assistant Director also serves as one of the chief advisors to the Director, counseling the Director on all aspects of the research management and operations of CRS and recommending specific policies and procedures for improving the Service’s overall quality, efficiency, and effectiveness. The Assistant Director serves as a member of the Director’s senior management team and serves as a principal CRS representative to Members, committees, and officers of the United States Congress.

Major duties of this position include:

  • Counsels the Director and Deputy Director on all aspects of the administration and operations of the Congressional Research Service. Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs or operations. Is responsible for the formulation and administration of policies affecting the Service beginning, at the highest level, with advice and counsel to the Director and Deputy Director in implementing a strategic vision and successfully meeting the CRS mission. Monitors immediate and longer term needs of CRS for information resource support in its policy making activities.
  • Oversees implementation of the research agenda, including approaches, frameworks, and methodologies for addressing policy and legislative issues within the KSG’s areas of responsibility. Continually assesses the overall performance of information research delivery and information resource management practices and systems in meeting needs of the Congress and the priorities, goals and policies of CRS for meeting those needs.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, Library of Congress and CRS management, executive departments and agencies, professional organizations and universities.
  • Performs the human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Communicates work standards and expectations to supervisors and staff and holds them accountable to those standards.

Position: Research & Knowledge Analyst
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Job Summary

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

The Research & Knowledge Analyst is responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and professional staff in all practice areas of the firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness and new business alert services. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites. Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs. Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources. Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during manager absences.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for firm attorneys and professional staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the firm.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during manager absences.
  • Develops information network within and outside the firm.
  • Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with professional staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Assists other Research & Knowledge Services professional staff members when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Intelligize, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah, etc.
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources.
  • Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills.
  • Proven ability in using web page editors.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education

Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.
Minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories). For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment.

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Position: Law Librarian – Onsite, Washington, DC
Location: Zimmerman Associates Inc.
Salary: $50,000 – $55,000

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

ZAI has an immediate need for a Law Librarian for our project located in Washington, DC. The qualified candidate will be responsible for ensuring all obligations of the project are met within the established deadlines. Must have legal reference and research experience. Experience in presentations and teaching the library users how to use the research resources such as the different legal databases.

Responsibilities (Specific law librarian competencies in the following areas):

  • Reference and Research Services, including knowledge of methodologies for identification and use of sources for legal research.
  • Expertise in the use and finding of legal and technical information. Ability to teach library users how to identify and use sources for legal research. Specifically: The Legal System: Ability to locate pertinent legal materials and recognize their relative importance to the user.
  • Collection Management, including ability to make decisions regarding the identification, selection, and acquisition of the legal and non-legal resources needed by organizations. Knowledge of subject-specific selection tools and of acquisition procedures is essential.
  • Knowledge of varied formats of print and electronic creation, storage, and retrieval of legal materials that are created, stored, and retrieved in full-text electronic databases, including systems of national and state case law as well as statutory and regulatory materials published in full-text in online systems.
  • Library Management, including strategic planning, marketing strategies, productivity, and innovation. Also, user account management.
  • Working knowledge of the judicial, executive, and legislative branches of United States federal and state governments. Knowledge of the legislative process and the materials that form the legislative history of statutes.
  • Outreach and Programming (experience with planning events, outreach campaigns, intern recruitment, liaising with key internal stakeholders and subject matter experts).
  • Thorough understanding of the processes by which law is created, including common law, precedent, statutes, regulations, and constitutions.
  • Must have a working knowledge of legal vocabulary and terminology, including legal abbreviations and citation systems.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).
  • One year of professional law librarian work experience .
  • Minimum/General Experience: Areas of general professional librarian competencies include the following: Reference and Research Services; and Collection Management.
  • Knowledge of the literature of the law, including primary and secondary sources, accompanying finding tools, and adjunct publications in all media formats (Print, full- text legal databases and microforms). Law and Ethics: Appropriately uses and disseminates legal information. Understands the legal complexities that affect access to and use of information, including copyright, PII and sensitive data.
  • Familiarity with and understanding of legal requirements and ethical considerations of both the legal profession and librarianship.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products to include Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Knowledge and experience in areas; research and development; database management; Web design and content management; library product evaluation; and independent research and project collaboration.
  • Experience with legal research platforms (Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline, ProQuest Congressional Suite, Congress.gov, Govinfo.gov, etc.)
  • Microsoft Office Products should include Teams as well as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Strong interpersonal and skills with the ability to lead and work as part of a team.
  • This position supports a Federal Government Contract and the successful candidate will need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to meet eligibility requirements.

ZAI is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with Federal and State Equal Opportunity Laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity) , national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, veterans status or any other legally protected status.

Position: Sr. Business & Legal Research Analyst
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

Venable LLP has an opening for a Senior Business and Legal Research Analyst to provide expert in-depth research on a wide variety of business, legal, regulatory, tax, corporate and general matters, using electronic and print resources.

We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff. Effectively researching and writing summaries of research results.
  • Maintaining research proficiency across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
  • Developing curriculum and teaching classes on business and legal research strategies and resources effective for legal and administrative staff.
  • Evaluating diverse information sources for currency, reliability, relevance and cost-effectiveness, and selects the optimal resources for particular research requests.
  • Setting up legal, regulatory, docket, news, business alerts across dozens of platforms to meet the attorneys’ and clients’ information needs.
  • Providing ‘just in time” guidance to attorneys and legal assistants seeking to select resources and develop effective strategies.
  • Participate in trials, demos, purchasing decisions, and testing new applications and upgrades to existing products.
  • Contribute to the development of department’s communication materials including cost-effective use guides, bibliographies, pathfinders and research tip sheets.

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Master’s degree in Library Science/Information Science; J.D. a plus.
  • 5+ years of experience in a law firm, corporation, or investment banking library performing high stakes, complex research in a deadline driven environment.
  • Expert-level business, legal, legislative, regulatory, corporate, tax and general research and reference skills.
  • Extensive database knowledge and skills (Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, Cheetah, OCLC, Intelligize, Accurint, CourtLink, Lex Machina, Gavelytics Capital IQ, Checkpoint, etc.).
  • Proven ability to teach individuals and small groups in formal and informal settings.
  • Ability to understand and utilize legal analytics products to provide lawyer with strategic insights on judges, outside counsel, courts and controversies and outcomes in litigation.
  • Understanding of the legal profession, including a basic knowledge of litigation and transactional practices.
  • Venable holds certain guiding principles central to its hiring and employee development processes. We value integrity, collaboration, professionalism, hard work, and client service at every level. Interested in adding your voice to Venable? We would love to hear from you.

Apply today!

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Electronic Initiatives Librarian

Location: George Washington University Jacob Burns Law Library

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Job Listing

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown D.C. neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.

The Law School’s Jacob Burns Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its Electronic Initiatives Librarian position to begin as early as February 21, 2022. The librarian in this position oversees the development and delivery of services supporting the curation and use of the library’s growing electronic resources collection.  The librarian in this position is responsible for the curation of the electronic resource collection, including negotiation, license review, purchase decisions, access in the library discovery ecosystem, and analyzing usage statistics and budgetary parameters to evaluate electronic resources.

Please note that initially the librarian in this position will be required to work at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, D.C.; the ability to work remotely in the future will be assessed and determined by the supervisor in accordance with Law School and University policies.

Minimum qualifications for this position are a graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment; and a minimum of three years of post-graduate degree experience managing electronic resource life cycle activities in an academic or law library.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/88151 to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin February 2, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Position: Manager of Library Services

Location: Kutak Rock LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Job Listing

Summary – The Manager of Library Services will oversee the operations and manage strategic initiatives for the National Library Services Department in support of Firm Practice Area business goals and initiatives. This position is in the DC office.  

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the research services function of the Library Services Department to provide strategic information support to the firm, including determining research priorities and investigating and recommending new resources and tools.
  • Provides research consultation and analysis, research project strategy, and manages specialized topical, legislative, docket, and regulatory research and customized monitoring services.
  • Manages the research resource use tracking software (Research Monitor) and generates and analyzes use reports as needed for evaluation and renewal of online resources.
  • Manages the monitoring, selection, and dissemination of curated information and news to individual attorneys and defined interest groups based on subject interests, special requests, client needs, and for competitive intelligence.
  • Supports Marketing by researching information in support of business development efforts.
  • Manages firmwide Library vendor relations.
  • Negotiates License Agreements for research resources, and manages their implementation and lifecycle.
  • Establishes policies for the use of Library research resources and tools and for training.
  • Manages Library Services Department orientation for new timekeepers.
  • Manages the Washington Office and New York Office Library collection, and collection
  • space.
  • Approves Washington Office, New York Office, and firmwide Library renewals, cancellations, and invoices.
  • Directs recruitment, hiring, and training of Library Services Department staff.
  • Supervises the Reference Librarians and Library Assistant, including providing mentoring in research methods and skills and encouraging professional development
  • Prepares and monitors the Library Services Department budget.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • At least 8 years of progressively responsible library experience in a law firm or corporate environment.
  • Extensive database search experience and relevant research expertise to manage a sophisticated law firm research library

 For information about applying, please contact Cameron Gowan at Cameron.Gowan@KutakRock.com

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Assistant Law Librarian for Collections
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 – $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 257148.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The Assistant Law Librarian for Collections is responsible for the acquisitions, organization and preservation of the Law Library’s collection, ensuring the quality of the collection and rapid and effective access to it. The incumbent oversees the planning, development, management and usability of digital legal and legislative information resources hosted on site from the Law Library’s physical materials and from remotely-hosted digital materials collaboratively developed with Law Library partners worldwide. Serving under Law Librarian of Congress the incumbent assists with achieving success on matters related to building and sustaining a preeminent portal to a world class repository of global legal information that includes all levels of government from local governing bodies to transnational governing institutions.

The incumbent ensures that Law Library collection and service meet the statutorily mandated requirements of the Law Library of Congress to serve the foreign legal research and analytical needs of the U.S. Congress. The incumbent develops and maintains relationships to further local, national, international, and transnational partnerships.

The incumbent also works collaboratively with senior Library of Congress managers to ensure integration of Law Library virtual services with Library of Congress digital priorities. The incumbent coordinates efforts with information entities in the U.S. Congress and other legislative branch agencies on Library legislative information initiatives.

Directs efforts to develop and promote national and international metadata and technology standards for legal information in the semantic web environment. Coordinates with appropriate internal and external offices including national and international stakeholders to identify issues, challenges, strategies for success, and best practices for digital legal content. Leads efforts to identify potential partners to participate in the Law Library’s virtual presence by developing and implementing strategies for partner participation. Oversees the evaluation of digital content from various organizations to determine scope, depth, breadth and presentation of legal and legislative information produced by the Library and by potential partners. Specifically, develops strategies and identifies partners to collaborate in creating a portal to and repository of legal and legislative information from around the world, including indigenous peoples (example partners include native or indigenous peoples or organizations, local, state, national, international, and transnational governments and organizations).

Responsible for the formulation and administration of collection and service policies affecting the mission of the Law Library of Congress.

Participates in the development, evaluation, and implementation of high-level policy for agency-wide programs. Serves as the key advisor on various programs and events of the Service Unit. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels of the Service Unit; and senior staff, private sector clients, and vendors concerning matters within the scope of the incumbent’s activity. 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 problems.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Library officials, infrastructure unit directors, service unit directors, division chiefs, managers, and their staff. As required and assigned, directs, monitors, and participates in outreach initiatives with organizations outside the Law Library.

Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with managers and officials within the Law Library and the Library of Congress.

Position: Technical Services/Research Law Librarian
Location: Central Intelligence Agency
Salary: $64,137 – $131,341

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Technical Services/Research Law Librarians assist with the management of core legal information repositories for the Office of General Counsel.

As a Technical Services/Research Law Librarian for CIA, you will assist with the management of core legal information repositories for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to support its broad spectrum of practice areas. You will participate in the selection, acquisition, and maintenance of targeted legal information resources by providing guidance on legal research resources and best practices; providing current awareness of legal developments across OGC practice areas; and conducting unique legal research that leverages advanced research skills against specialized resources.

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform the following key responsibilities, as listed below:

  • Serve as a central resource for managing OGC knowledge and information
  • Apply knowledge of legal information in the maintenance of a classification/metadata scheme
  • Provide guidance and training on the use and availability of resources and legal research capabilities
  • Perform complex research, including locating federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, cases, international treaties, conventions, agreements, and protocols
  • Create procedural and informational pathfinders, bibliographies, and other documentation

Position: Cataloging Technician
Location: Supreme Court of the United States
Salary: $44,237 – $63,906

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This is a full-time position with the Library at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:59 PM EDT
Please note that this vacancy has a limit of 200 applicants. The job opportunity announcement will automatically close if that limit is reached prior to the closing date.

Duties

The Cataloging Technician enters all edited copy-cataloging records into Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and into the local integrated library system. Processes all newly received monographs, classified serials, Records and Briefs and continuations for shelving. Processes the transfer of superseded material from the main collection to the Library’s active remote collection; deletes outdated material and removes bibliographic details from the catalog and from OCLC; creates original analytic records directly in OCLC, and uploads and transfer the same to the local catalog. Responsible for sorting and filing all microfiche at the Library’s active remote collection in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building; distributes library materials to Court personnel; responds to telephone inquiries and supports public research requests for Records and Briefs material. Performs other duties as assigned.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Research Support Librarian
Location: George Washington University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Research Support Librarian is a key member of the information, instruction, and reference team. This position provides information and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing with a focus on providing tools, skills, and information support to foster research activities among emerging investigators. Other duties include reference and systematic review consultations, distance education student support, departmental liaison activities, and membership on various library and University committees. This position reports to the Associate Director, Reference, Instruction and Access, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Performs online database searches and research consultations as requested to meet the scientific information needs of the research and academic community
  2. Provides training and support for systematic and scoping reviews.
  3. Provides training and support for PubMed, NCBI resources, and other specialized databases, including electronic collaboration platforms.
  4. Provides data management support, especially as related to data deposits, data citations, ontologies, best practices, and funder compliance.
  5. Works closely with the Research Scholarly Concentration in the SMHS, the SMHS Research Workforce Development office, the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, and doctoral programs in the health sciences, GWSPH, and SON to support emerging researchers and investigators.
  6. Serves as an embedded librarian in nursing, health sciences, and public health research courses. Acts as a Librarian Instructor for the Clinical Skills and Reasoning program in the medical curriculum.
  7. Makes recommendations for tools and resources needed to support the research community.
  8. Assists researchers with implementing funder mandates and requirements.
  9. Collaborates with the Scholarly Publishing and Metadata Librarian on research impact metrics and scholarly communications issues. Supports research impact measurement and visualization. Consults on communicating research results widely. Promotes the creation of researcher profiles documenting skills, grants, publications, and collaborations.
  10. Works with researchers to identify collaborators, partners, and research opportunities.
  11. Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and information services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
  12. Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
  13. Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
  14. Participates in collection development activities for liaison departments.
  15. Assists in the management of research-related listservs and library e-mail accounts.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent combination of relevant Master’s degree and research support experience. Demonstrated experience searching biomedical literature and using NCBI databases and tools. Demonstrated experience providing data management support. Demonstrated knowledge of the research lifecycle. Experience with collaboration tools, statistical software, course management software, and the development of online instructional modules or tutorials. Experience in providing advanced information services in an academic health sciences library, including assisting with systematic reviews. Experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services OR experience providing educational and research technology support.

Preferred: Experience producing and compiling research impact metrics. Knowledge of bioinformatics software and scientific programming software such as R. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons.

To Apply: To be considered, applicants should complete an online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/87931 and upload a letter of interest and a current CV. Review of applications will begin on January 19, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Archivist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the American Folklife Center Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 368552.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The incumbent is responsible for the organization and description of manuscript, multiformat, and other archival collections, which typically contain a wide range of unique and often unpublished materials, often numbering thousands of items, including handwritten or digital journals and correspondence, business ledgers, photographs and drawings, scrapbooks, and audiovisual recordings.

Analyzes and arranges bodies of records that are somewhat disorganized, demonstrating knowledge of archival theory and practice in planning and carrying out their organization and description. Possesses understanding of scholarly research and documentation practices. Completes preliminary analysis of the documentation systems and practices of the originating agency, organization, or individual whose materials are being processed. Undertakes research in published sources to complete gaps in the available information relating to the subject matter of the records to be archived. Evaluates the significance of archival material in its historical context and applies evaluation in helping create a plan of arrangement and description. Exercises initiative on special assignments requiring knowledge of archival procedures and academic subject matter.

Assembles information to help resolve administrative and legal matters affecting the arrangement and availability of collections. Applies prescribed criteria for the retention or disposition of duplicate and extraneous matter. Identifies material for conservation treatment and coordinates the preparation of material for permanent housing. Produces detailed descriptive guides for research use online. Evaluates and upgrades older finding aids to bring them into conformity with current archival descriptive standards.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Coordinates as necessary with collection curators and staff in other divisions relating to the transmission, handling, description, and storage of division material housed off-site or transferred elsewhere.

Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of training and professional development. Displays knowledge of collections in the Library. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and helps conduct tours.

Surveys internal collections to identify and inventory groups of materials for preservation and physical security. Follows prescribed specifications and procedures in preserving original material and reproducing originals for preservation. Monitors the quality and consistency of preservation methods and output. Monitors and coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of new materials to be added to the collections.

Serves as a resource in the development of overall preservation program policies and goals. Helps promote collection security by recommending and implementing improved methods of manually or electronically marking and labeling collections.

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several record groups to locate the information. Assists scholars and researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the division and Library. Substitutes on a temporary basis as necessary assisting readers in the division’s public Reading Room. is position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Deputy Assistant Director (American Law Division)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 – $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Deputy Assistant Director to operationalize the Assistant Director’s vision in leading and managing the American Law Division (ALD), which addresses all legal questions that arise in a legislative context or are otherwise of interest to Congress. CRS provides confidential, objective, nonpartisan, authoritative, and timely research, analysis, and consultative support exclusively to the U.S. Congress.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The Deputy Assistant Director is part of the executive-level leadership of CRS and will operationalize the Assistant Director’s vision in leading and managing the American Law Division (ALD). Working directly with congressional committees and Members of the House and Senate and their staff, ALD attorneys contribute to an informed national legislature as it considers legal and policy issues of importance to the American people. Areas of research, analysis, and consultative support include all facets of law in the United States, including administrative, business, civil rights, constitutional, energy, environmental, health, immigration, intellectual property, international, labor, military, national security, procurement, tax, and trade law. ALD attorneys also ensure that the Constitution Annotated of the United States, the official record of the U.S. Constitution, remains accurate and timely through historical research, analysis of current developments in constitutional law, and review and assimilation of practice materials and academic discourse.

On behalf of the Assistant Director, the Deputy Assistant Director ensures optimal operations and administration of the division on both substantive and management matters. Intellectual curiosity, an ability to learn, creativity, optimism, enthusiasm for public service, solicitude, flexibility, respect for and an ability to execute administrative duties rapidly and accurately, responsiveness, business acumen, and an ability to understand and interpret the strategic vision of another leader are attributes that would contribute to success in this position.

The Deputy Assistant Director assists in monitoring, measuring, and calibrating division research and publication activities in relation to its mission of serving Congress; supports the planning and execution of congressional outreach that ensures that the division is identifying appropriate legal questions facing Congress; follows through with ensuring division operations that provide objective, authoritative, and high quality legal analysis that meets the needs of congressional clients; translates the Assistant Director’s vision into action with respect to intellectual leadership of legal areas within the division’s responsibility; collaborates with other executives and subordinate managers on the CRS mission; and serves with full delegated authority of the Assistant Director in her absence. The Deputy Assistant Director also performs special or sensitive substantive, consultative, or managerial assignments as requested by the Assistant Director.

Major duties of this position include:

Demonstrates intellectual leadership in the formulating, framing, conducting and communicating of research policy and analysis conducted in the division, in terms of subject matter expertise, methodology and relevance to congressional needs. Reviews the written products of staff to ensure that the Service’s quality standards are met.
In collaboration with other senior managers, ensures coverage of all issues identified throughout the Service. Oversees implementation of the research agenda, including approaches, frameworks, or methodologies. Monitors, updates, and adjusts the research agenda to meet the changing needs of Congress, reassesses/reallocates capacity and communicates adjustments to supervisors and staff. Coordinates research activities with managers in other divisions to promote research and analysis across the Service.
Performs the human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Ensures that supervisors and staff conduct research and analytical activities in a collaborative manner that incorporates expertise from multiple disciplines available from both inside and outside the division. Establishes and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff members in support of agency goals. Provides informal feedback and periodically formally evaluates staff on performance measures and results.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including committees and officers of the United States Congress, other legislative agencies and the Library of Congress, executive branch departments and agencies, professional organizations, universities, and other research organizations in order to advance the programs and objectives of the Congressional Research Service.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

The position description number is 058851.
The salary range indicated reflects the basic pay adjustment of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Position: Director of the Kluge Center
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 – $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Kluge Center, Library Collections and Services Group.
The position description number for this position is 420767.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The Director of the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress (the Library) coordinates and promotes activities that support scholars doing intensive research at the Library. The incumbent reports directly to the Associate Librarian for Researcher and Collection Services (ALRCS) with scholarly evaluations and program recommendations. The Director is responsible for the management of the Kluge endowment, and for fundraising efforts for fellowships and programming, recruiting resident visiting scholars, developing events that disseminate research done by Kluge scholars at the Library and that address challenges facing democracy, overseeing the Library’s Scholars Council, and supervising the selection process for the Kluge Prize as well as events involving Kluge Prize winners.

The Director must have distinction as a scholar and leadership experience related to major scholarly projects.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs or operations. Responsible for the direction and management of the Kluge Center and for public programs that present scholarly content. Provides direction to the programs by identifying and recommending policy initiatives and major research projects suitable for the Library to undertake as special scholarly or literary events. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as needed.

Coordinates and promotes activities that support scholars performing intensive research at the Library of Congress. Recruits and supports scholars to come to the Library by coordinating selection processes and committees and arranging related programming. Responsible for fundraising efforts for fellowships and scholarships; oversight of the Scholar Council planning conferences, symposia, and lectures; and managing the Kluge Prize selection process and events featuring Kluge Prize winner.

Supervises staff of the Kluge Center, as well as resident scholars and academic interns. Responsible for public outreach related to selection processes for fellows and scholars.

Establishes performance expectations, which are clearly communicated. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on organizational performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Takes personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that organization staff at all levels are trained and fully compliant with safety regulations.

Initiates and maintains relationships with foundations and other public and private agencies and organizations that can provide support for scholarly programs and public events. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including leadership at universities, academic associations, and cultural institutions; the Congress; think tanks; and foundations. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with The Library of Congress department management and officials, other government agencies, and institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of The Library of Congress and the Kluge Center.

Serves as the primary agency advisor on the Kluge Center, scholarly programs, and scholarly events. Recognized as an agency authority in formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on the quality of scholarly programs and operations.

Position: Research Librarian (Domestic Social Policy)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division is accepting applications under its 2022 Graduate Recruit Program for a Research Librarian. This position will be filled at the GS-09 level (see “Duties” below).

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

About the Graduate Recruit Program

Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.

About CRS

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 shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

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.

DUTIES

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Research & Library Services Section of its Domestic Social Policy Division. The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including income security, veterans’ benefits, health care, education, labor, housing, child welfare, and nutrition assistance.

This Research Librarian position is expected to provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on issues related to support for children and families, nutrition assistance programs, and healthcare.

Candidates earning a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are especially encouraged to apply.

The research librarian position carries promotion potential to the GS-13 level.

Position: Eckles Librarian
Location: George Washington University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for the Eckles Librarian. The regular schedule for this position is Monday through Thursday, 11:30 am – 8:30 pm; and Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Additional evening and weekend hours may be required. This is a designated on-site position and not eligible for telework. For more information on the university and GW Libraries, visit http://library.gwu.edu/. For more information on Eckles Library, visit https://library.gwu.edu/eckles-library.

Basic Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science or other advance degree with relevant
  • Demonstrate the ability to partner with academic departments to advance scholarship in the
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others in an environment committed to equity, diversity and
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication

To be considered, please complete an online application at
https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/87772, upload a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications, and a curriculum vitae. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Manager of Library Services
Location: Kutak Rock LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Summary – The Manager of Library Services will oversee the operations and manage strategic initiatives for the National Library Services Department in support of Firm Practice Area business goals and initiatives. This position is in the DC office.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the research services function of the Library Services Department to provide strategic information support to the firm, including determining research priorities and investigating and recommending new resources and tools.
  • Provides research consultation and analysis, research project strategy, and manages specialized topical, legislative, docket, and regulatory research and customized monitoring services.
  • Manages the research resource use tracking software (Research Monitor) and generates and analyzes use reports as needed for evaluation and renewal of online resources.
  • Manages the monitoring, selection, and dissemination of curated information and news to individual attorneys and defined interest groups based on subject interests, special requests, client needs, and for competitive intelligence.
  • Supports Marketing by researching information in support of business development efforts.
  • Manages firmwide Library vendor relations.
  • Negotiates License Agreements for research resources, and manages their implementation and lifecycle.
  • Establishes policies for the use of Library research resources and tools and for training.
  • Manages Library Services Department orientation for new timekeepers.
  • Manages the Washington Office and New York Office Library collection, and collection
  • space.
  • Approves Washington Office, New York Office, and firmwide Library renewals, cancellations, and invoices.
  • Directs recruitment, hiring, and training of Library Services Department staff.
  • Supervises the Reference Librarians and Library Assistant, including providing mentoring in research methods and skills and encouraging professional development
  • Prepares and monitors the Library Services Department budget.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • At least 8 years of progressively responsible library experience in a law firm or corporate environment.
  • Extensive database search experience and relevant research expertise to manage a sophisticated law firm research library

For information about applying, please contact Cameron Gowan at Cameron.Gowan@KutakRock.com

Position: Library Services Manager
Location: Legal Placements Inc.

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Our client, an international law firm, is seeking a National Manager of Library Services. This position will be based in the firm’s Washington, DC office and the client is offering a flexible schedule hybrid/remote work environment. Qualified applicants should have a minimum of five to eight progressive years of library experience, with strong preference for that experience to be focused on management. A Master’s Degree in Library Science is required and while prior law firm experience is preferred, we are open to candidates outside of the legal industry that possess strong leadership and time management skills. To inquire further about this opportunity and to learn more, please reach out to Miana Ford, Miana@legalplacements.com.

Position: Analyst in Economic Development Policy
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division (G&F) is seeking an Analyst in Economic Development Policy to serve the United States Congress by providing expertise on policy issues pertinent to economic development, transition, and recovery, including economic disruption and disaster resilience. Work may include design and evaluation of options for Congress to inform the debate on economic development policy and related issues.

Duties

The ideal candidate will have experience conducting applied analysis that blends a background in economic development policy with detailed knowledge of economic transition principles at all levels of government. This may include knowledge of economic development, transition, and recovery programs and policies within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), such as the Defense Production Act. Experience with economic development interventions for disruptions such as financial shocks, natural disasters, climate change, energy transitions, or other crises is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to draw from a multidisciplinary background to provide rigorous public policy analysis for some of the most complex issues for Congress. Strong policy research, writing, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Candidates with experience explaining complex public policies, programs, and economic principles in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise are encouraged to apply.

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.

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.

Analyst duties include:

Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 004748.

The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.

RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE PERSON(S) SELECTED UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

Position: Legislative Information Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Office of Legislative Information Services, seeks a Legislative Information Specialist. This position is under the Legislative Analysis Services Section (LASS), which provides data enhancements to Congress.gov, the authoritative legislative database consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended federal legislation.

Duties

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 over a century.

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.

Legislative Information Specialist duties include:

Performs a variety of tasks, often on a rotational basis, related to both legislative information and congressional client information. The incumbent identifies points in the congressional proceedings where legislative action has occurred; evaluates the nature and technical meaning of legislative measures; monitors a variety of print and electronic quality control reports; identifies and diagnoses problems occurring in web-based legislative data; and assists in the development of special products and projects for the United States Congress and CRS. The incumbent also researches, identifies, enters, updates, organizes, and maintains data, and performs quality control rotational duties.

The selectee examines the Congressional Record and other complex legislative documents to determine the status and results of congressional proceedings (e.g., floor statements, hearings, votes, amendments, etc.). Identifies points in congressional proceedings where legislative action has occurred. Locates the full text of legislative measures and identifies the multiple stages within the legislative process. Verifies key elements (e.g., bill number, title, date of introduction, sponsor(s), co-sponsor(s), committee(s) of jurisdiction, etc.) of legislative measures.

Coordinates and consults with congressional staff, CRS colleagues, and Library of Congress staff to ensure the accuracy, integrity, and authenticity of legislative information and authority records. Assists in the identification and resolution of legislative data and administrative issues by working cooperatively with congressional staff and colleagues.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The position description number for this position is 235738.

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

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The incumbent of this position is eligible to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE PERSON(S) SELECTED UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
Library employees must be fully vaccinated by Monday, January 3, 2022. New hires must be fully vaccinated by the date of their appointment.

Employees are considered fully vaccinated when it has been at least two weeks since they received the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna) or the single dose of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). At this time, booster shots are not necessary to be considered fully vaccinated.

Upon request, employees must provide proof of vaccination to the Health Services Division.

Consistent with applicable law, the Library will consider individual exceptions to the vaccination requirement based on an employee’s medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Employees with an approved exception will be subject to weekly testing and other COVID-19 safety protocols as directed, including, for example, wearing masks and social distancing.

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.

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 at least one of the following subject areas: Science, Medicine, Biology and/or Agriculture.**

Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.**

Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret data related to acquiring and/or cataloging library materials.**

Ability to develop and maintain relationships and provide consultation and liaison services.

Knowledge of library acquisitions and/or cataloging rules, practices, and procedures.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education
All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.

A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;

Or

B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience.
GS- 9

Two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position.

You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.

Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Position: Librarian
Location: Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

CSO is seeking a self-motivated Librarian for the National Programs Branch to support the AO library by managing the library and supporting access to its legal resources. The incumbent will manage the AO Library as a solo librarian, facilitate and improve AO library services, conduct research and reference services for the AO executive management and AO staff, provide support for special initiatives and projects, develop and maintain the AO’s physical and digital collections, and provide or coordinate training and communications on library and legal research resources.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

Managing the AO Library and supporting access to its legal resources such as handling access to library and legal research resources, including login and password administration.
Facilitating database training sessions between users and vendors; assisting with coordination of IT security reviews of research resources; and arranging, sorting, and shelving library materials in the AO Library.
Managing the library’s interlibrary loan services, including acquiring materials requested by AO staff and lending AO materials to participating libraries.
Providing research and reference support and creating alerts and monitoring services for AO staff.
Marketing library services and providing regular communications and outreach to AO staff regarding new resources, training, and services; designing formal training, presentations, and articles on topics of interest to AO staff.
Managing the Integrated Library System (ILS) and Discovery instance for the AO Library; and creating and updating the AO Library’s bibliographic/authority records.
Assisting with updating information on the National Library Program web pages; and updating information and content on the AO Library’s web pages.
Collaborating with other AO offices on issues relevant to library programs and services.
Managing the AO Library budget.
Serving as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for library procurements of physical and online legal research resources; managing the national mailing lists and shipments for federal court librarians.
Providing support to AO staff using databases and working with vendors to troubleshoot technical issues for users.
Serving as the point of contact for court librarians and other agencies who need assistance finding AO publications and contacts for research questions.
Participating in working groups and task-forces relevant to library resources, and assisting with national library program meetings and training conferences.
Developing and providing customized presentations on library services to court users.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

AO employees are required to attest to their vaccination status. New employees are required to complete a Certification of Vaccination Form. The information provided on the form will be treated as confidential information and will be managed by the AO Human Resources Office.
All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens/. For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.
All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.
Qualifications
Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience and knowledge in managing a library and supporting access to legal research resources; conducting research and providing reference services; and experience in library procurement processes and procedures.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must meet ONE of the qualification requirements as described below:
Completion of one full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree. (Transcripts Required)
A total of at least 4 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. (Transcripts Required)
Education
This position allows for either education or a combination of education and specialized experience. Transcripts must be provided to confirm status.

Additional information
The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Two Position: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Collections)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $49,157 – $63,906

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.

Duties

The incumbent retrieves and supplies the legal materials; performs preliminary searching of non-duplicates; conducts all steps necessary to complete baseline inventory of retrospective volumes in the Law Library. This include creating and updating the holding records, with the proper construction of summary holding information for serial materials; sorts, arranges, and shelves incoming or returning materials in the various Law collection areas; maintains the most current and comprehensive sets of legal materials along with their associated advance sheets, supplementary pamphlets or pocket parts. Identifies and processes superseded volumes.

Applies knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to resolve a wide variety of problems relating to managing maintaining and securing a voluminous and complex legal and government document collection of approximately 2.9 million items. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling before such items reach final destination.

Collates materials in a variety of formats and languages for making a preliminary determination on whether the set or series are complete. Creates item records in the ILS for all volumes collated for binding or filming. Creates online binding tickets for units to be sent to the Library’s binding unit and/or updates the holdings records to reflect newly bound or filmed material. Working with the collection, takes the appropriate steps to suppress issues sent for binding/filming from public display in the catalog.

Prepares items for digitization, including creating basic metadata and updating holding records to reflect new formatting. Independently locates items not readily available on the shelf. Determines advanced search strategies and conducts bibliographic and special searches in automated or manual files for incompletely or inaccurately cited requests or insufficient bibliographic data. Assists Law Library of Congress staff and clients with locating items by checking in files, such as the Class K Shelf-list and other automated and manual Law Library files. Searches the Library’s ILS to determine the location of the requested item. Reports findings on specific identification of items and other pertinent information, such as number and location of copies/sets, assignments, date recorded, etc.

Performs special searches of various computer, card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify receipt, location, and internal distribution of legal and government document publications. Ensures bibliographic and/or acquisitions data elements are accurate and input into software applications, reflecting item level control of the material.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The position description number for this position is 363669.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Lead Library Technician (Copyright)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $49,157 – $63,906

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Deposit Copies Storage Section, Records Management Division, Office of Copyright Records, Copyright Office.
The position description number for this position is 354223.
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.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

This position, Lead Library Technician, may work in any of the areas of PRR, reporting to the relevant section head or supervisor, and may perform a variety of technical tasks required by that section or area.

While performing daily activities, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of all Library and Copyright Office materials.

Provides support to public service librarians or other staff members assigned to work in the reading room. Charges records materials in and out of their assigned locations using manual and automated systems, and shelves library and records materials in proper sequence. Tracks loaned or borrowed materials to insure timely return. Retrieves patron requested materials from storage. Routs collections, records or materials to other organizations as required. Validates the internal or external routing of materials, securing items prior to routing or transporting to ensure safe delivery. Ensures materials are transported using secure conveyances. Inspects materials while handling them, and notifies supervisor or librarians of condition of materials needing attention. Identifies and prepares library materials (such as unbound periodicals and books needing repairs) for binding or rebinding. Repairs minor damage to print materials.

Following established protocols, prepares records, records or collections for image preservation and reproduction, resolving material sequencing discrepancies. Mends material, according to standards, as necessary prior to processing, when it is possible to properly do so. Records missing materials or other irregularities according to policy. Provides assistance in the use of equipment, ensuring that equipment is clean and in proper working order for optimum performance. Uses assigned manual or automated systems for records inventory maintenance, updating them as required for records inventory maintenance.

Serves as a technical resource for peers and lesser experienced colleagues. As assigned, reviews work for accuracy, timeliness, and completeness. Provides practical training and oversight, as assigned, to staff on use of automated and manual systems, proper handling and safeguarding of materials. Distributes and balances the workload among employees in accordance with established work flow or job specialization, assuring timely accomplishment of the assigned workload, and that each employee has enough work to keep busy. Keeps in touch with the status and progress of work, and makes day- to- day adjustments in accordance with established priorities, obtaining assistance from the supervisor on problems that may arise. Estimates and reports on expected time of completion of work, and maintains records of work accomplishments and time expended and prepares production reports, as requested. Instructs employees in specific tasks and job techniques and makes available written instructions. Gives on the job training to new employees in accordance with established procedures and practices.

Performs clerical and administrative support tasks such as maintaining time and attendance records; processing incoming and outgoing mail for the office, including preparing mail and freight records; photocopying materials including organizing and collating materials; and maintaining and ordering office supplies. Reports equipment problems to the helpdesk.

Properly labels storage containers and ensures materials within containers is listed on manifest sheets or is contained within container. Types office records such as memoranda, reports, requests, and other routine written material. Distributes mail and other materials. Answers telephone inquiries and refers calls to appropriate staff or supervisor. Makes calls to obtain information required. Receives and logs incoming records and records to be processed, assures receipt of all materials. Reviews records for completeness and accuracy. Maintains log of records received through manual or automated systems. Maintains metrics of all records in all classes and prepares weekly statistics.

Prepares weekly statistics as required. Assists staff members in locating records, personally conducting searches for records. Prepares equipment to accept standard and non-standard records. Answers routing questions regarding policies and procedures. Performs basic cataloging indexing duties.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (CIP and Dewey Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
Conditions of Employment
Library employees must be fully vaccinated by Monday, January 3, 2022. New hires must be fully vaccinated by the date of their appointment.

Employees are considered fully vaccinated when it has been at least two weeks since they received the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna) or the single dose of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). At this time, booster shots are not necessary to be considered fully vaccinated.

Upon request, employees must provide proof of vaccination to the Health Services Division.

Consistent with applicable law, the Library will consider individual exceptions to the vaccination requirement based on an employee’s medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Employees with an approved exception will be subject to weekly testing and other COVID-19 safety protocols as directed, including, for example, wearing masks and social distancing.

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.

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 acquisitions and/or cataloging rules, practices, and procedures.**

Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.**

Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret data related to acquiring and/or cataloging library materials.**

Ability to develop and maintain relationships and provide consultation and liaison services.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education
All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.

A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;

Or

B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience.
GS- 9

Two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position.

You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.

Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Systems)
Location: National Defense Library
Salary: $87,198 – $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

National Defense University (NDU) supports the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others in order to develop leaders who have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world.
Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.

Duties

1.Coordinates technical and bibliographic processes related to access, selection, acquisition and maintenance of electronic resources and serials and databases.

  • Works independently and collaboratively with all levels of staff.
  • Ensures smooth integration of electronic subscriptions into the library’s library management system, resolving access issues. Coordinates serials database maintenance, oversees cataloging of serials.
  • Assists with license agreements for electronic resources, working directly with vendors, manages license compliance issues and use policies to library staff and users.
  • Has current awareness of new trends, standards and emerging technologies in electronic resources.
  • Conducts training, briefings and provides presentations to library and university staff.- Assists with coordinating demos and trial subscriptions of new electronic resources.
  • Identifies, evaluates and implements new technologies for management of and access to electronic materials using analytical and problem- solving skills.
  • Coordinates integrated access to electronic resources via portal software or other technologies such as link resolvers, utilizing Open URL standards and other emerging technologies.

2. Functions as a back-up to provide technical support for the library management system.

  • Under the direction of the senior systems librarians, participates in the development, coordination and ongoing evolution of the library’s library management system.
  • Provides expert technical assistance in resolving users problems with web-based resources and desktop applications.
  • Works with NDU network and IT staff in monitoring the library’s library management, and other automated/electronic information products and services. Assists with system upgrades, profiling and troubleshooting as required. Stays current of trends in library automation and emerging technologies which could ensure the library’s continuing role of excellence in the military academic community.

3. Provides leadership in planning, obtaining, and organizing electronic resources across the library.

  • Possess familiarity with metadata standards, and the creation of digital collections.
  • Applies organizational techniques and knowledge of information retrieval to enhance access for users.
  • Automates gathering of usage statistics where possible across various library platforms to inform annual report.
  • Serves as a liaison to other Divisions in the library providing technical assistance and participating in the planning, development and evaluation of digital services and the enhancement/conversion materials to electronic formats.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Director, Special Collections Directorate
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 – $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Director has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and critical agency programs or operations. Is primarily responsible for the direction and management of the Directorate and is charged with developing, building, and curating the digital and physical collections, stewardship and management of the collections, and sharing the collections by providing resources for researchers seeking to use the vast collections of the Library. Has responsibility for creating and managing metadata according to national standards for archival collections and for cartographic, music, and graphic materials. Has responsibility for researcher focused services, including multiple reading rooms and websites, as well as special collections access guidance, orientation, and instruction.

Working closely with the Center for Learning, Literacy, & Engagement, the Office of Communications, and the Center for Exhibits & Interpretation, leads the Special Collections Directorate in creating and participating in outreach initiatives, exhibits, and special events to creatively share the Library’s collections. Represents Researcher & Collections Services on a broad variety of Library-wide programs and projects to engage visitors and audiences online and on-site with the Library’s unique, special, and rare collections.

Plans, directs, and ensures the security of the collections in collaboration with appropriate management staff in the Divisions and officials throughout the Library. Is responsible for the provision of effective service to Congressional and government offices, to other Federal, academic, and public libraries, and to general readers and lifelong learners from the U.S. and abroad. Plans and directs the production of authoritative information such as research guides.

Plans and directs activities financed by gift, trust or permanent loan funds associated with the Library’s collections. In collaboration with the Development Office and the Librarian’s Office, proposes, plans, and directs activities financed by grants from institutions and foundations, or carries out negotiations with donors or prospective donors. Is responsible for budget and personnel planning within the divisions under his/her direction to assure a coordinated program designed to meet the mission and goals of the Special Collections Directorate, RCS, and the Library.

Serves as the primary advisor to the AL-RCS on various programs and events of the Special Collections Directorate. Works closely with the Director of the Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement, as well as the Center for Exhibits and Interpretation within the Office of the Librarian to create and promote engagement of users with the Library’s Special Collections. Counsels senior management and officials at multiple levels of the Library of Congress; senior staff of the Directorate; and private sector clients and vendors on agency matters.

Works closely with the Center for Learning, Literacy & Engagement and Office of Communications to plan, support, and implement events and programs to share the Library’s unique collections. Leads the Special Collections Directorate engagement activities, creating and participating in outreach programs, special events, multimedia, and social media. Represents Researcher & Collections Services on a broad variety of Library-wide programs and projects to engage visitors and audiences with the Library’s unique, special, and rare collections, as well as build new generations of Library users.

Establishes performance expectations for subordinate managers. Provides informal feedback and formally evaluates direct reports on organizational and individual performance. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.

Promotes the spirit and practice of diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity programs, ensuring that the commitment to equal opportunity is carried forward in all aspects of Human Resources management. The Director is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to ensure 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, the incumbent initiates non-discriminatory practices and affirmative action for the area under his/her direction 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.

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

A candidate’s resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

Ability to lead and manage a program/area of responsibility**: The successful candidate has acquired and administered human, financial, material, and information resources to accomplish an organization’s mission. Accomplished strategic and operational goals for an agency/organization and in doing so had the following responsibilities: 1) developed program performance objectives/targets that support the organization’s mission and goals, 2) conducted regular reviews and prepared annual assessments of accomplishments and outcomes/results, 3) advised senior level officials, 4) oversaw day-to-day operations directly and through subordinate supervisors, 5) worked with both internal and national external organizations to achieve program goals, 6) evaluated current and proposed programs and operations and recommended actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects, 7) developed and integrated policies and processes for your area of responsibility, and 8) planned, acquired, and organized resources and people.

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library and archival practices**: The successful candidate has applied professional knowledge of library and information management principles, concepts and techniques to manage library functions and carry out library programs in a research library setting; using this knowledge to create content, organize material, and provide access to special and digital collections. Experience with the following: 1) setting priorities and policies for rare and special collections management, including archival processing; 2) cataloging or description of digital collection items; 3) evaluation of collection materials to determine strategies to organize and make accessible, including strategies to address large quantities of unprocessed collections; 4) providing leadership for a collection development program; and 5) working closely with library subject specialists in setting reference service priorities and targets.

Ability to build coalitions and professional networks**: The successful candidate has identified, built, and maintained relationships and professional networks to gain support and commitment from scholars and other learners; the publishing and creative community; and colleagues in the library and archival field. This includes: 1) participating in and representing the institution at professional association meetings; 2) working collaboratively with other departments, agencies and organizations to further agency goals and objectives; 3) establishing cordial relationships with donors and potential donors to obtain additions to Library collections; and 4) working with the archival and research library community to identify trends and issues related to the collections and services of the Library.

Ability to lead people and manage a diverse workforce: The successful candidate has led people to meet an organization’s vision, mission, and strategic goals, including ongoing improvements in customer services. Provided an inclusive workplace that fostered the development of others, facilitated cooperation and teamwork, and supported constructive resolution of differing opinions by using innovative approaches and future-oriented thinking. Performed human resources management functions such as: managed the budget and personnel planning for organizational units under his/her direction; established performance expectations for subordinate supervisors and staff; provided formal and informal performance feedback and evaluated staff; and promoted the goals of equal employment opportunity and ensured the office was free of discriminatory employment practices.

Ability to lead and inspire change: The successful candidate has the ability to lead and inspire change in developing and implementing agency values, principles, and direction. This includes the ability to think creatively and recognize innovation; promote ideas with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness; resolve contentious situations; solicit and consider others’ opinions; gain support and commitment from others; motivate and inspire others; demonstrate flexibility; and promote a culture of change and growth.

Ability to present information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations: The successful candidate has conveyed analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations, in both planned and extemporaneous situations. This included shaping the appropriate amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of information to the needs of the receiver/audience.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing and review and assess the writing of others: The successful candidate has written clear, cogent, accurate, well-organized, and understandable written products in the area of information or library management, such as: 1) strategic planning and forecasting documents; 2) policies; 3) budget requests; 4) funding proposals; 5) program goals and objectives; 6) project plans; 7) contract statements of work; 8) program performance documentation; 9) annual reports; and, 10) library program information for the Congress. This includes targeting the amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of the information to the needs of the receiver/audience. Evaluated the written products of others to meet the quality standards of the organization.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing: The successful candidate has 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.

Education
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.

A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;

or

B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

You MUST submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.

Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Position: Middle Eastern Studies Liaison & Reference Librarian, Research Services
Location: Georgetown University Library

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

Requirements

The Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian supports the teaching and research activities of the University by developing and managing—in all relevant formats—the Library’s collection in Middle Eastern and Arabic Studies and other subject areas as assigned; by providing research, reference, and instructional services; and by coordinating the content and organization of appropriate Web pages.
Research and Instruction:

This position serves as the expert for all services related to sources for study of the Middle East and Arabic language and culture, and provides general reference and information services in the social sciences, business, and the humanities. Interprets and analyzes the information needs of students, faculty, and other library users. Recommends and directs users to appropriate sources of information including those in the Special Collections Research Center and digital collections. Teaches library research sessions in subject areas congruent with collection responsibilities and creates research guides and other instructional materials. Employs new technologies to enhance reference and instruction services—e.g., social networking tools, multimedia, and learning management systems—in order to reach users in an increasingly online environment. In addition, the Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian is responsible for identifying, creating, managing, and maintaining the content of the Web pages and other online resources related to his/her field.

Collection Development:

This position serves as the Library’s principal liaison to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students engaged in the study of the Middle East and Arabic speaking world. For the assigned subject areas, the librarian will develop collections in line with the pedagogical and research needs of the University; work closely with faculty to understand and be responsive to their research and curricular needs; keep them informed of the Library’s activities, and integrate the Library’s collection and service resources into faculty research and curricular activities.

Additionally, the librarian contributes to the development of cooperative collection development initiatives with other libraries and library consortia; recommends annual allocations, manages vendor approval plans, and assists in monitoring the library materials budget in assigned disciplines.

Work Interactions
The Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian reports to the Head of Research Services, along with ten other subject liaisons and reference librarians. This position works closely with other department colleagues and with the department’s gifts unit, with the Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communication, the curators in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, and with staff of the ordering, receiving, and electronic resources & serials units of the Technical Services Department. The Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian also engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned areas, developing strong relationships and promoting the Library’s relevant services and collections. Work is performed primarily in an office environment.

Requirements and Qualifications
Degree requirement: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution

Required Qualifications:
Incumbent is expected to read print of various sizes, move book trucks weighing up to 40 lbs., retrieve books, and operate computers and peripherals.
A minimum of two years of experience working with students, faculty, and staff in a public service capacity (outreach and instruction) in an academic or research library environment
Reading fluency in Arabic with research-level knowledge of the Middle East or Arabic language and culture studies
Experience with collection development in an academic or research library, including familiarity with core print and e-resources relevant to the Middle East
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and work collaboratively with a range of individuals
Expertise in or familiarity with current instructional and multimedia technologies
Expertise in or familiarity with web-authoring applications
Demonstrated interest in the application of information technologies in the social sciences
Strong service commitment to working with students, faculty, staff, and other communities
Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
Either a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic language and culture or a related area; or experience with Middle Eastern Studies collections and research methods
Preferred Qualifications:
Second graduate degree in Middle Eastern studies, Arabic studies or a related field, equivalent years of work, and/or other equivalent expertise
Knowledge of scholarly publishing and research dissemination practices, ideally in the Middle East and North Africa
Record of participation or interest in professional development activities (presentations, participation in professional organizations, etc.)
Reading fluency in Turkish
Environment:
The Georgetown University Library is an agile organization located in the nation’s capital, committed to advancing Georgetown University’s global leadership in academics and research, while also addressing the requirements of the changing landscape of higher education and the evolving nature of scholarly communication. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the Library contributes to the creation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge, as well as the transformation of learning and research.

The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse staff dedicated to excellence in service, continuous learning, and leadership within the library profession. With diversity as one of its core values, the Library not only seeks to actively recruit and retain a diverse workforce, but also ensures the acquisition of a diverse collection of materials and a climate of openness and respect for all traditions, cultures, and ideas.

The Library actively promotes its values – lifelong learning, collaboration, leadership, quality, integrity, and diversity -in its daily tasks. Whenever possible, the Library offers flexible work schedules and telework options, and supports continuous learning opportunities in order to achieve the highest quality of service that can be offered.

The University offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes health insurance, tuition benefits for employees and their children, retirement benefits, as well as flexible work schedules and telework options.

Please note that COVID-19 has reshaped the way interviews and work locations will be managed at this time. The safety and well-being of our colleagues and applicants is our first priority. The Georgetown University Library anticipates conducting all interviews virtually. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University’s need to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful applicant may be asked to perform their job remotely for a limited period of time until the University can permit more employees to work on campus.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits:

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Alston & Bird (Washington, D.C. office or other office)

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Description

COVID-19: Vaccination Requirement: One of the essential functions of this position is the ability to work on-site at one or more of Alston & Bird’s offices. Effective August 30, 2021, Alston & Bird requires all employees who access our offices to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. By submitting your resume for consideration, you acknowledge that you will comply with A&B’s vaccination and office access policies. Any questions about A&B’s vaccination requirement should be directed to Trevor Barker.

THE FIRM

At Alston & Bird, our people trust the people they work for, take pride in what they do, enjoy the people they work with, and serve the communities in which they live. Our environment has been praised as one of the most open and receptive in the United States, not only among law firms, but also among all businesses. Alston & Bird has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For©” for 22 years in a row.

ROLE SUMMARY

*Position will be office based once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted

Professional position that provides both legal and non-legal research and reference assistance to all attorneys and staff for client-generated projects and Firm projects. Firm projects include, but are not limited to, marketing research, seminar development, pro-bono work, preparation of published material, and professional development.

Requirements

Essential Duties

Conducts research projects as requested by attorneys and staff
Provides research consultation to attorneys and staff
Assists in location of specific material including but not limited to case law, statutory law, regulations, legislative history, secondary sources, directories, periodicals and business information
Trains attorneys and staff in use of library materials and databases
Conducts online research using multiple resources including but not limited to Lexis, Westlaw, Intelligize, Checkpoint, StateNet, Manzama, WKCheetah, Bloomberg Government, and National Journal online
Provides current awareness services on specific subjects as requested by attorneys and staff
Provides direct research service to clients as requested by attorneys
Facilitates the indoctrination of new attorneys and staff and summer associates into Firm library procedures, services and resources
Provides special training and library assistance to summer associates
Undertakes specific projects as directed by the Director of Library Services. (Examples: annual updating of all Georgia county zoning laws; developing a library brochure, producing the library monthly newsletter; evaluating a new product; etc.)
Maintains ongoing professional development through review of legal and library publications, attending professional association seminars and meetings, receiving regular training from vendors
Promotes library public relations by maintaining a professional, service-oriented attitude and by keeping current on the needs and trends of the Firm
Operates independently and as a team as the needs demand
Operates with the advice and consultation of the Director of Library Services
Responsible to all library users including attorneys, staff and library colleagues
SKILLS NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL

Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Extensive knowledge of legal and non-legal resources.
Ability to set priorities and make appropriate judgments.
Ability to work under pressure.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

A Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school or a Master’s degree in a relevant area or equivalent degree, such as Business or JD.
An undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, Science or Healthcare.
2+ years of experience in legal and/or business research in the library or research group at a law firm, corporate or professional services firm. Legislative monitoring experience a plus.
Solid knowledge of standard legal and/or business research resources such as Lexis, Westlaw, D&B, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Lex Machina, etc.
Proficiency in the MS Office suite, including Excel and Power Point.
PHYSICAL EFFORT

Repetitive motions‑substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers
Crouching, kneeling, standing, climbing, stooping, walking, pushing, pulling and lifting
Talking‑expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word
Ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately
Hearing‑ability to receive detailed information through oral communication
Sitting most of the time

Alston & Bird LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer does not discriminate on the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices.

The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability you may contact us at brennan.fulton@alston.com.

Professional business references and a background check will be required for all final applicants selected for a position.

Alston & Bird is not currently accepting resumes from agencies for this position. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Alston & Bird hires the candidate.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research & Knowledge Analyst
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

The Research & Knowledge Analyst is responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and professional staff in all practice areas of the firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness and new business alert services. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites. Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs. Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources. Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during manager absences.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for firm attorneys and professional staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the firm.
Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during manager absences.
Develops information network within and outside the firm.
Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with professional staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
Assists other Research & Knowledge Services professional staff members when needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Intelligize, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah, etc.
Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources.
Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments.
Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills.
Proven ability in using web page editors.
Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.
Experience/Education
Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.
Minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions
Location: Venable LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Venable LLP is seeking a Manager of Digital Solutions to join our team. The ideal candidate with assist the Director of Research and Libraries in the planning, implementation, maintenance, discoverability and adoption of commercial and internal library and knowledge resources.

We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

Coordinating with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
Overseeing the maintenance and integrity of ILS.
Managing the firm’s electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures that appropriate authentication is enabled, including the use of IP and password authentication as well as SAML and API technology in compliance with associated licensing agreements.
Assisting the Director in planning the departmental and practice level resource budget allocations
Establishing ROI processes linking utilization data with subscription costs. Assisting the Director in making budget, acquisitions and resource cancellation plans based on use or the availability of electronic alternatives.
Monitoring developments in legal technology and electronic research, KM and workflow products which may offer appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources or existing processes.
Advising the Director in all aspects of digital solutions and electronic resources.
Working with technical services staff, continually assesses processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service.
Building or collaborating with IT, Vendors and consultants in building custom resources for end users and internal administrative functions.
Managing the print and digital solutions team
The successful candidate will demonstrate…

MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Position: Deputy Director, Public Policy and Government Relations
Location: American Library Association (ALA)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking a Deputy Director, Public Policy and Government Relations to join our Public Policy and Advocacy office in Washington DC. This position will report to the Senior Director, Public Policy and Government Relations and will be responsible for our telecom portfolio, which includes ALA’s policy initiatives in digital inclusion and digital literacy.

ALA is the oldest and largest association for library and information professionals in the world, delivering pragmatic solutions to pressing issues such as expanding economic opportunity, advancing education, and learning in the global economy, as well as strengthening individual and civic rights, and promoting equity of access to information and technology for all.

We are looking for an individual with a working knowledge of library technology and practice, knowledge of information technology policy issues, the ability to effectively communicate technically complex ideas to diverse stakeholders and be part of a strong government affairs team.

Key Responsibilities Include:

As the Association’s expert and point person for the telecom portfolio, in particular, the federal E-rate program, the incumbent represents ALA in national policy forums and manages the relationship with ALA members, the nation’s libraries, and other stakeholders. This position plays a leading role in developing the technology policy strategy for Congress and the Administration and working with Hill offices to promote ALA’s policy priorities.

SALARY: Negotiable from $75,000; based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and retirement annuity.

FOR CONSIDERATION

Apply online including cover letter and resume

OR

Please send cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association
Human Resources Department
Ref: depdirpublpolicygovtrelsPPA
Email: mpullen@ala.org

Requirements
REQUIREMENTS

Master’s degree in library & information studies, telecommunications, information technology, public policy, or in an allied area. Expect 7-10 years of prior professional experience relevant to the responsibilities of this position.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as good analytical skills and basic ability in data analysis.
Association experience a plus.

Position: SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown University

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

Requirements

SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian – Georgetown University

The SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian supports the teaching and research activities of the University by developing and managing—in all relevant formats – the Library’s collection in support of the programs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department and other subject areas as assigned; by providing research, reference, and instructional services; and by coordinating the content and organization of appropriate Web pages.

Reporting to the Head of Research Services along with ten other subject liaisons and reference librarians, the SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian works closely with other department colleagues and engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned areas, developing strong relationships and promoting the Library’s relevant services and collections. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Research and Instruction

Serves as the expert for all services related to sources for research related to the work of the Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government, and provides general reference and information services in the social sciences, business, and the humanities.
Interprets and analyzes the information needs of students, faculty, and other users of Lauinger Library. Recommends and directs users to appropriate sources of information including those in the Special Collections Research Center and digital collections.
Teaches library research sessions in subject areas congruent with collection responsibilities and creates research guides and other instructional materials.
Collaborates with other units in the library and across the campus to provide research support, including the creation of asynchronous learning tools to promote statistical and data resources in teaching and research.
Employs new technologies to enhance reference and instruction services—e.g., social networking tools, multimedia, and learning management systems—in order to reach users in an increasingly online environment.
Handles responsibility for identifying, creating, managing, and maintaining the content of the Web pages and other online resources related to their field.
Collection Development

Serves as the Library’s principal liaison to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the Walsh School of Foreign Services and the Government Department; and has liaison responsibility for other areas as assigned.
For the assigned subject areas, develops collections that align with the pedagogical and research needs of the University
Works closely with faculty to understand and be responsive to their research and curricular needs.
Keeps them informed of the Library’s activities, and integrates the Library’s collection and service resources into faculty research and curricular activities.
Contributes to the development of cooperative collection development initiatives with other libraries and library consortia; recommends annual allocations, manages vendor approval plans, and assists in monitoring the library materials budget in assigned disciplines.
Qualifications

Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution
At least 2 years of experience working with students, faculty, and staff in a public service capacity (outreach and instruction)
Experience with collection development in an academic or research library
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, and to work collaboratively with a range of individuals
Expertise in – or familiarity – with current instructional and multimedia technologies
Expertise in or familiarity with web-authoring applications
Demonstrated interest in the application of information technologies in the social sciences
Strong service commitment to working with students, faculty, staff, and other communities
Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
Either a Bachelor’s degree in a social science field or extensive experience with social science collections and research methods
Preferred qualifications

Second graduate degree in a relevant social science field, or equivalent years of work and/or other equivalent expertise
Demonstrated experience in or knowledge of research methodologies in the social sciences
Demonstrated experience in working with statistical and data resources in a research environment
Record of participation or interest in professional development activities (presentations, participation in professional organizations, etc.)
Environment

The Georgetown University Library is an agile organization located in the nation’s capital, committed to advancing Georgetown University’s global leadership in academics and research, while also addressing the requirements of the changing landscape of higher education and the evolving nature of scholarly communication. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the Library contributes to the creation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge, as well as the transformation of learning and research.

The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse staff dedicated to excellence in service, continuous learning, and leadership within the library profession. With diversity as one of its core values, the Library not only seeks to actively recruit and retain a diverse workforce, but also ensures the acquisition of a diverse collection of materials and a climate of openness and respect for all traditions, cultures, and ideas.

The Library actively promotes its values – lifelong learning, collaboration, leadership, quality, integrity, and diversity – in its daily tasks. Whenever possible, the Library offers flexible work schedules and telework options, and supports continuous learning opportunities in order to achieve the highest quality of service that can be offered.

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, tuition benefits for employees and their children, retirement benefits, as well as flexible work schedules and telework options.

Please note that COVID-19 has reshaped the way interviews and work locations will be managed at this time. The safety and well-being of our colleagues and applicants is our first priority. The Georgetown University Library anticipates conducting all interviews virtually. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University’s need to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful candidate may be asked to perform their job remotely for a limited period of time until the University can permit more employees to work on campus.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Automation Operations Coordinator)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery & Preservation Services, LCSG
The position description number for this position is 179602.
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.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside the Library. Assists clients in developing complex projects.

Manages special projects that have a significant impact on the delivery of customer support services. Represents the division in planning for the installation and implementation of new systems (e.g., upgrade to a new operating system). Leads efforts to define post-implementation support requirements. Develops and implements performance criteria to ensure that requirements are achieved.

Leads quick-response teams in responding to customer service problems resulting from catastrophic events, such as virus infections or power outages. Consults with other experts in other specialty areas to develop integrated action plans. Issues communication to inform customers of problems and to instruct them in taking necessary actions. Plans and coordinates actions with interagency infrastructure protection groups to ensure an integrated response to problems of a potentially extensive nature.

Analyzes and resolves problems related to the resolution of user hardware, software application, and system problems. Anticipates issues/problems relating to complex hardware and software applications. Troubleshoots a wide range of user application problems reported by staff. Serves as the division’s coordinator for telecommunications equipment, operations, services and maintenance.

Serves as division expert for database management systems. Provides technical support to computer personnel and users throughout the Library of Congress engaged in the development and implementation of the systems and subsystems required to meet the data processing needs of the Library of Congress. Works with end users to establish and enforce database standards, procedures, and guidelines.

Designs and manages database systems for a division-wide or directorate-wide application with multiple users in more than one division or program office. Develops, monitors and maintains DBMS environments and objects such as tables, indexes, and views. Assists with the backup, restoration, reorganization, and recovery work on database and associated files. Monitors database and associated files. Performs physical database design, implementation, and testing. Conducts workflow analysis to reduce redundancy and improve efficiency. Reviews procedural changes to determine impact on users. Recommends changes in procedures.

Plans and implements innovative technologies including development of short-range plans for information technology applications which have agency-wide impact and benefit. Develops detailed project plans, timetables, and coordination control to ensure the integrity of the system design and development and the success of implementation.

Applies new technologies to projects and systems to improve access to information and productivity.

Oversees, coordinates, and manages the Library of Congress-wide library computer equipment and automated services. Coordinates with the division staff and other cooperative partners to assure interconnectivity and continued upgrades to shared resources.

Ensures the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of systems administration services for the division or directorate. Resolves hardware/software interface and inter-operability problems.

Position: Reference and Digital Services Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a Reference and Digital Services Librarians to join its Knowledge Management Section. The selectee will perform reference and instructional services, and will maintain and develop web-based information tools and services.

Responsibilities

Duties
WEB SERVICES

Facilitates and coordinates communication with stakeholders and collaborates with CRS staff to assist in the development and improvement of web-based information tools and services. Participates in the development and improvement of internal websites, including updating content and assisting in integrating new features and technologies. Applies standard and emerging practices of librarianship and other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information and management of information access.

Participates in and/or leads the maintenance of digital services such as bibliographic reference management, virtual reference, digital archives and repositories. Organizes information to improve access and retrieval.

DIGITAL SERVICES PROJECTS

Contributes to the development or enhancement of information tools to support CRS’s research activities, identifies project-related issues or problems, formulates requirements for tools and systems to address these needs, and liaises with information technology specialists regarding incorporation of these requirements into new or enhanced information systems.

Participates in digital content and knowledge management projects. Assists with ongoing assessment of CRS’s information services through data gathering and analysis, and exploratory research on standard storage and access options and preservation strategies. Participates in research and evaluation, and in the planning, design, development, testing, and implementation of new digital services.

Keeps abreast of developments affecting knowledge management, metadata, and information retrieval.

INSTRUCTIONAL AND RESEARCH SERVICES

Provides electronic and print research and reference services. Promotes the use of electronic research materials by staff and coordinates the development of training guides (e.g., library tutorials, web-based instruction, and web pages). Identifies information resources to respond to research needs, instructs clients in the use of digital resources in face-to-face and classroom settings, updates documentation related to content administration and management, and assists with client outreach activities.

Develops and maintains a broad knowledge of CRS information resources, current events, research activities, and research resources. Integrates this knowledge into designing new tools and technology or facilitating or enhancing use of current tools and technology.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience; knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information; and an understanding of the principles of information management, metadata, and information retrieval are encouraged to apply.

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.

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.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Reference Librarian (Team Lead)
Location: National Defense University
Salary: $75,524 – $81,608

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Defense University is recruiting for a Reference Librarian (Team Lead) in Reference and Instructional Services. This position is responsible for providing comprehensive instructional services on research methods and the use of Library resources in all formats; reference and research services; and curriculum development support services to University students, faculty, staff, and authorized outside users.

Duties

  • Participates in the development and delivery of a comprehensive instructional program focused on research methodology, development of effective research strategies, and critical evaluation and analysis of scholarly resources.
  • Delivers highly-customized research and reference services, utilizing an in-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and objectives of librarianship in a graduate level, higher education environment.
  • Builds partnerships with faculty throughout NDU to provide curriculum development assistance, conducting research to identify and obtain learning materials to support course content and design.
  • Evaluates library holdings for strengths, weaknesses, and trends to assure currency and balance in the development of a library collection in all formats that aligns with curricular and research requirements of the University.

Position: Digital Media Specialist
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC). The Incumbent will primarily be responsible for supporting the Director of Digital Media and Technology in the development, archival, operations/management, and implementation of SLC’s digital immersion plan, Latinidad in the 21st Century: A Digital Experience for All.

Duties

  • Co-develops strategy for and oversees preservation, maintenance and archiving of all digital assets for Center’s various digital repositories, including the content management system (CMS) for the Center’s website, and SLC’s presence on SI’s Digital Assets Management System (DAMS) or similar systems.
  • Performs curatorial research and develops new scholarship based on Latinos Center/Gallery digital repository working in collaboration with Smithsonian’s Latino Curators to identify, collect and build Latino digital repository.
  • Manages and oversees relationship between the National Museum of American History media advisors, and Latino Gallery Exhibition and Media Teams specifically in areas such as structural digital media installations, custom interfaces, digital equipment, technical design and production, and AV.
  • The incumbent supports the Smithsonian Latinos Center’s Marketing and Communication team with selection, editing, and planform ready of digital assets for eMarketing campaigns, social media campaigns, annual and impact reports, as well as traditional print media, publications, video, and audio assets.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Vinson and Elkins LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Vinson & Elkins has an immediate opening for a Research Analyst to provide high-level research on legal and non-legal topics to attorneys and staff in all locations, train attorneys and staff on electronic resources, and evaluate the value and benefit of current and proposed resources.

Key responsibilities include:

Conduct all facets of legal and non-legal research using appropriate print and online sources. Work together with other Research Analysts to provide quality coverage to all offices.
Develop training programs for attorneys and staff and lead orientations of research sevices to new hires.
Create online research guides on various subjects. Organize and enhance content to assist users in finding information on the firm’s intranet and ILS portal.
Evaluate new products as necessary and make recommendations for the purchase of resources based on the needs of practice areas and business development.
Work with Collection Management Librarian to identify possible new acquisitions, changes to print needs, and with the weeding and maintenance of office libraries.
Lead or participate in special projects as assigned by the Director of Research and Knowledge Services.
Minimum qualifications:

Master of Library Science or Information Studies from an accredited university.
Three years of research experience in a law firm, corporate or academic law library.
Understanding of legal, business, electronic information sources and research methods. Knowledge of online legal and non-legal services, service providers, and library operations.
Familiarity with library catalog software, legal research resources, and SharePoint. Proficient in Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Intelligize, FactSet, Cheetah, and RIA Checkpoint.
Ability to answer requests in a timely manner; gather analyses and deliver information quickly, efficiently and cost effectively; capable of working with a diverse client base and practice group changes; ability to manage multiple projects at one time and to prioritize and organize effectively; excellent interpersonal and communication skills, proven ability to teach individuals and small groups in formal and informal settings.
Apply at this link: https://velaw.taleo.net/careersection/external_first_pass_us_ve/jobdetail.ftl?job=1191&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

Position: National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law Librarian
Location: George Washington University Jacob Burns Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown D.C. neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.

The Law School’s Jacob Burns Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library.

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law Librarian position to begin as early as December 6, 2021. The librarian in this position supports reference services offered by the Public Services Division of the Law Library.

Basic qualifications for this position are a graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment; and a JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment.

Please note that initially the librarian in this position will be required to work at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, D.C.; the ability to work remotely in the future will be assessed and determined by the supervisor in accordance with Law School and University policies.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/86462 to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin November 29, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (User Support)
Location: Government Printing Office (Library Services and Content Management)
Salary: $60,129 to $94,581 per year

Full vacancy announcement at USAJOBS

Summary
This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington , District of Columbia. The incumbent serves as User Support Librarian in the Federal Depository Support Services (FDSS) unit within Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO).” Additional Vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
esponsibilities
Supporting the work of senior librarians who partner with Federal Depository Libraries in conducting research, preparing resources, and triaging CRM/askGPO requests;
Assisting in basic training on unit processes and providing FDL program information directly to the community;
Identifying, researching and recommending changes to internal FDLP documentation, processes and both external and internal user guidance correspondence;
Providing technical assistance for the FDLP Academy as needed for webinars and online training;
Answering online, virtual and direct customer inquiries from Federal Depository Libraries (FDLs) and public as related to depository library operations, administration, compliance and other matters;
Researching and gathering information from multiple sources to assist senior staff;
Assisting with administrative duties including data base management, collection of data, mass mailing, community calls;
Participating and assisting during association trade shows, conferences and various marketing events.
Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is Required.
Selectee must pass a drug test prior to appointment.
Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period
Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Non Sensitive Low Risk Security Clearance.
Qualifications
To qualify for the Librarian (User Support), PG -1410-9/11, you must meet the following requirements:

Basic Requirements for GS-1410 Librarian Series:
Completion of one (1) full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree. NOTE: You must submit unofficial transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. -OR-
A total of at least five (5) years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. NOTE: You must submit unofficial transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.

Additional Education and Experience Requirement for Position at the GS-9:

In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement for Librarians applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at the PG-7 (or equivalent) level or higher. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include assisting senior Librarians in addressing inquiries from the Federal Depository Libraries (FDL); providing assistance to libraries that are within the program; answering online virtual and customer inquiries from Federal Depository Libraries (FDLs)and the public related to depository library operations, administration and compliance.

-OR-

Education: Successful completion of two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to this position as a Librarian. Note: Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation

-OR-

Combination: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed progressively higher level graduate education and specialized experience, as described above, which meet the total experience requirements for this grade level. The education portion must include progressively higher level graduate courses directly related to the work of this position (as described above). Note: Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

Additional Education and Experience Requirement for Position at the GS-11

In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, applicants must possess 1 year of specialized experience at the PG-9 (or equivalent) level or higher. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include address inquiries from the Federal Depository Libraries (FDL) and assist libraries with the program; identify, research and recommend changes to internal Federal Depository Program (FDLP) documentation; advise and assist with operations at FDLs and their depository collection; serve in a liaison role with library customers to promote and help deliver and administer library services to a specialized community; perform research on practices, policies, application of requirements, regulations in order to provide suggested changes/improvements for related decision making pertaining to FDLP.

-OR-

Education: 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position.

-OR-

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement(11/04/2021) to be considered.
Education
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may be used.

Basic Requirements for GS-1410 Librarian Series:
Completion of one (1) full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree. NOTE: You must submit unofficial transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation.

Education GS-9 LEVEL: Successful completion of two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to this position as a Librarian. Note: Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

Education GS-11 LEVEL: Successful completion of two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to this position as a Librarian. Note: Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts which cites the name of the institution are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades and GPA, semester, year, and credit for the course. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school’s definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Nixon Peabody

Full job description available at Nixon Peabody

Job Description:
The Research Librarian is responsible for a wide variety of tasks that support the delivery of firm-wide library research & information services including: conducting timely and cost-effective research and document retrieval upon request; recommending appropriate research services and/or resources in response to inquiries from firm personnel.

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s the chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead. To share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking.

We’ve created a dynamic, energizing environment that promotes success for our clients and each other. We offer fast growth, connectedness and training in business as well as law. And our rigorous standards assure you are part of a diverse team of top talent at every turn.

If you’re someone who’s looking toward the future, we’d love to hear from you.

Location: Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Long Island, NY; New York, NY; Rochester, NY; Albany, NY; Manchester, NH; Washington, DC; Providence, RI; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities:

Provide high-level legal and business research to attorneys and staff in a wide variety of practice areas using both print and online resources.
Demonstrate ability to handle litigation research, including finding cases and secondary materials related to specific fact patterns in a variety of jurisdictions.
Perform due diligence research on plaintiffs, experts, defendants and corporate entities.
Develop knowledge of research in multiple practice areas and jurisdictions, including growing specialization in one or more subjects, and attendance at relevant practice group meetings.
Collaborate with senior researchers with respect to larger and more complex assignments.
Assist CI Research Team with providing business development research for attorneys and the Marketing department including preparation of company snapshots.
Gather, synthesize and present a summary of relevant, well targeted research findings to attorneys and staff to facilitate decision making and business planning.
As part of the Library & Research Services Team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other geographies to provide seamless research service for attorneys in all firm locations, including evening and weekend coverage on an as needed basis.
Engage in innovation and Library outreach, including evaluation of new information resources and related technology.
May assist in the delivery of research training programs for attorneys and staff through a variety of formats including in person one-on-one sessions, departmental meetings, web enabled training and orientation.
Establish relationships with attorneys to improve, expand and market the range of available information sources and services.
Participate in expanding and/or improving research and information services, procedures and practices. Take part in special projects as requested by the Director of Library & Research Services.
Remain current in research techniques and available resources relevant to providing high quality research and information services. Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.
Job Requirements:
Minimum of 4-7 years of in-depth law firm library research experience.
Master of Library Science or Juris Doctor degree required. Combination of education in a research-intensive field with relevant work experience will be considered.
Professional library experience in a legal or corporate setting conducting complex research.
Solid proficiency in the use of both print and online resources.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
Independently manages multiple projects and negotiates deadlines if necessary.
Demonstrated ability to provide quality client service.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within and across departments.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
Excellent technology skills.

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions
Location: Venable, LLP (Washington, D.C. or Baltimore, MD)

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center

Description

Venable LLP is seeking a Manager of Digital Solutions to join our team. The ideal candidate with assist the Director of Research and Libraries in the planning, implementation, maintenance, discoverability and adoption of commercial and internal library and knowledge resources.

We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

Coordinating with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
Overseeing the maintenance and integrity of ILS.
Managing the firm’s electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures that appropriate authentication is enabled, including the use of IP and password authentication as well as SAML and API technology in compliance with associated licensing agreements.
Assisting the Director in planning the departmental and practice level resource budget allocations
Establishing ROI processes linking utilization data with subscription costs. Assisting the Director in making budget, acquisitions and resource cancellation plans based on use or the availability of electronic alternatives.
Monitoring developments in legal technology and electronic research, KM and workflow products which may offer appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources or existing processes.
Advising the Director in all aspects of digital solutions and electronic resources.
Working with technical services staff, continually assesses processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service.
Building or collaborating with IT, Vendors and consultants in building custom resources for end users and internal administrative functions.
Managing the print and digital solutions team
The successful candidate will demonstrate…

MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Position: Business Librarian
Location: American University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
American University Library invites applications from innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarians to fill a continuing appointment faculty position supporting the Kogod School of Business, beginning as soon as possible and 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 (Business Librarian), 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 Business 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 to support faculty and student research for Kogod and actively engages with vendors. This position provides high-level subject specific reference assistance to Kogod faculty and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty and teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students. The Business Librarian creates appropriate online tools to support Kogod students and faculty and supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in business librarianship. This position serves on library cross-functional teams and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection. The Business Librarian assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation.

The Business Librarian is a member 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 university governance activities. The Business Librarian also consults regularly with the Kogod teaching faculty and administrators. The Business Librarian actively supports DEI initiatives within the University Library and within Kogod School of Business. Continuing Appointment library faculty members are expected to contribute to the profession of librarianship, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

Provide Information Literacy Instruction

Support the Kogod School of Business by teaching integrated information literacy sessions within Business disciplines including: Marketing, Finance and Real Estate, Accounting, Business Administration, Management, and Information Technology.
Work with Kogod Faculty to develop instructional materials for information literacy, e.g. tutorials, course libguides, and rubrics.
As the liaison to Kogod, work with appropriate committees, administrators and faculty to incorporate information literacy learning objectives and intervention appropriately into the curriculum.
Teach baseline information literacy skills to Writing Studies classes.
Participate in departmental information literacy initiatives as a member of RTL, e.g. walk-in workshops, assessment and analysis projects, and pedagogical explorations, other instruction as needed.

Provide Research Support and Outreach Services to the Kogod Community

Partner with the Kogod community to discover information resources and data through consulting on research projects, providing reference help, facilitating access to online resources, and finding business information resources through individual consultations (in person and online) and through email.
Support any student or faculty member, regardless of departmental affiliation, with consultations concerning advanced subject specific research requiring business information resources.
Provide consultations on best practices and resources to accomplish research activities.
Participate in department-wide services to serving the broader AU community and public with basic research assistance through our in-person Research Assistance Desk or our online Ask a Librarian chat.
Partner with the Kogod Financial Information Services and Technology Lab to ensure that Kogod students have access to the information resources they need to do their work.
Participate in outreach programs in person and online.

Curate the Business Collection

Purchase materials required to support the curriculum of Kogod, the research of the faculty, and the long-term research needs of the university as related to resources related to business.
Appropriately de-select of cease subscriptions to business information resources in relationship to the budget, the curriculum, the research needs of the faculty, long-term commitments to the regional and national intellectual record, and trends in publishing.
Serve on the Collection Management Team that oversees the overall university library collection, excepting special collections and archives.

Develop and Manage Web Based Resources

Develop and maintain web pages related to business information resources and services on the LibGuides platform.
Consult with stakeholders on any changes to the enterprise systems that impact access to business information resources.

Service to the Profession

Participate in advancing the profession of Librarianship or the academic field of business through original research, relevant service to professional and scholarly societies, publications, and impactful presentations in professional or scholarly venues.

Service to the University

Participate in the shared governance of American University and American University Library through active participation on university and library committees and engagement in work that meaningfully furthers the university and library outside of the primary duties of the position.

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 http://www.american.edu/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. 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 23 library faculty, 87 full-time staff and other professionals and about 62 student assistants. The library’s budget is about $17 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium.

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.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

American University values open and honest inquiry, servant leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. American University envisions a thriving community where individuals of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and outcomes prevail.

AU’s plan for Inclusive Excellence, adopted in January 2018, reflects the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion—the cornerstone for achieving institutional and educational excellence.

To learn more about how AU is infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion at a strategic, tactical, and operational level, please visit:

https://www.american.edu/president/diversity/inclusive-excellence/index.cfm.

Application Instructions

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

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

AU Library Diversity Statement

The AU Library is committed to diversity and inclusion by providing an inclusive, welcoming, and adaptable environment for the community. The Library recognizes that this is an ongoing process and aims to engage in diversity and inclusion as more than just numeric representation. The Library will continue to work on intentionally diversifying its personnel, services, and collections in meaningful ways.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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 identity 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. Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

Requirements
Qualifications
An ALA-accredited M.L.S is required.
Professional experience in an academic or research institution is highly preferred.
A degree in business, economics or a related field is highly preferred. Corporate experience of two or more years in lieu of an academic business background is also acceptable.
Demonstrated reference experience or training is required.
Pedagogical experience or training is required.
Collection development experience or instruction is required.
Evidence of potential for professional contributions and ongoing professional development is essential.
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; strong public service ethic; and collaborative skills are essential.
Ideal candidates will 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.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Corestaff

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Corestaff is engaged by a law firm located in Washington, DC to identify candidates to fill a Research Librarian opening. The position would pay 80-90k.

Responsibilities

  • Perform complex legal and non-legal research, including legislative and regulatory histories, using online and print resources,
  • Assist attorneys and staff with research queries/strategy and current awareness monitoring
  • Assist in the Conflicts and New Matter intake process, including due diligence research on potential clients
  • Work closely with Marketing and other administrative departments to support the firm’s client development and other business initiatives
  • Assist with the library’s integrated library system, intranet pages, and other products and systems used to deliver information and services
  • Pursue continuing education opportunities and read professional literature to stay current on technological and research developments and industry best practices

Please contact Janet Webster if interested at janet.webster@corestaff.com

Position: Librarian (Law Section, Slavic languages)
Location: Library of Congres
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Law Section (LS), U.S. Programs, Law & Lit Division (LS), Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Dir (LS), Library Services .
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: George Washington University

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The George Washington University (GW) is the largest research university in the nation’s capital and is located in the heart of Washington, DC. GW offers undergraduate and graduate program in many disciplines including medicine, health sciences, public health, and nursing. The Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library is an important member of the Information, Instruction, and Reference team. This position assists in the provision of information and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing. Other duties include reference consultations, online education student support, attendance at morning report, and membership on various library committees. This position reports to the Associate Director, Reference and Instruction.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Provides reference and information services to patrons at the reference desk in the library, and remote reference service points.
  2. Performs online database search services and research consultations upon request.
  3. Participates in and designs formal and informal instruction and orientation programs for students, staff, and faculty, as well as community health patrons.
  4. Participates in curricular activities for the three schools served.
  5. Serves as an embedded librarian in nursing and public health courses. Acts as a librarian facilitator for the Practice of Medicine course, Clinical Integration Sessions, in the medical curriculum.
  6. Regularly attends morning report or other clinical activities to provide reference report and maintains reading lists for residents.
  7. Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and informational services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
  8. Participates in the provision of educational courses, workshops and seminars for various patron groups within the library throughout the academic year.
  9. Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
  10. Provides support to faculty in creating and maintaining courses in Blackboard, as well as other educational technologies that facilitate online and distance education.
  11. Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
  12. Investigates new technologies and software to support faculty education and research.
  13. Contributes to library marketing and communication activities.
  14. Participates in collection development activities for the reference collection and liaison departments.
  15. Assists in management of student listservs and library e-mail accounts.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited school. Coursework or experience searching literature and full-text databases. Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Experience with course management software. Coursework or experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services or educational technology support. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Preferred: Minimum of 1-2 years experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference service or 2-3 years providing educational technology support in a library environment. Demonstrated knowledge of biomedical literature databases, such as PubMed.

Application Procedure:

To be considered, applicants should complete an online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/84397 and upload a letter of interest, a current resume, and include 3 references. Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

One Position – Washington, D.C.

Position: Research & Knowledge Analyst
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center

Job Summary
Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

The Research & Knowledge Analyst is responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and professional staff in all practice areas of the firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness and new business alert services. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites. Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs. Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources. Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during manager absences.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for firm attorneys and professional staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the firm.
Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during manager absences.
Develops information network within and outside the firm.
Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with professional staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
Assists other Research & Knowledge Services professional staff members when needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Intelligize, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah, etc.
Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources.
Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments.
Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills.
Proven ability in using web page editors.
Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.
Experience/Education
Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.
Minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.
Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories). For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment.

If you are having technical issues applying for a position, please contact your local internet service provider. Applicants who are interested in applying for a position and require special assistance or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability or a religious belief or practice should contact Jennifer Lee at (212) 735-2073.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Metadata)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Digital Resources Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.

Responsibilities

The Library Technician (Metadata) is supervised by the Chief of the Digital Resources Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library of Congress. The incumbent’s duties include creation of descriptive metadata for legal documents, including primary and secondary source materials, based upon an examination of the materials. The incumbent also assigns metatags for each document based upon analysis of elements including: description, type, creator, subject, spatial coverage, temporal coverage, and collection; develops familiarity with the Law Library’s established metadata standards and guidelines, in order to apply such guidelines to a variety of digitized legal materials to facilitate online searching; works with standard office software to update, organize, and track metadata for digital legal materials; and serves as a resource for information about Law Library metadata standards and creation.

The incumbent generates descriptive metadata for a large volume and wide-range of digital legal documents including primary and secondary source materials; reads document content and assigns appropriate metatags that may reflect any or all of the following elements: description, type, creator, subject, spatial coverage, temporal coverage, and collection; develops knowledge of Law Library’s metadata standards and guidelines, in order to assign appropriate metatags to specific documents.

The incumbent uses various software tools to enter and update descriptive metadata in documents and web pages; and utilizes spreadsheets or similar tools to organize large amounts of metadata and transfers information to metadata fields in digital files, including PDF documents.

Based on work with legal documents, the incumbent may recommend new terms or updates to existing terms for the Law Library’s controlled vocabulary list; and finds examples to justify proposed changes to terminology and may be directed to present this information to the Controlled Vocabulary Committee for their consideration.

The incumbent uses pre-designed spreadsheets or similar tools to organize and track information about digital legal documents and related metadata. As directed, updates information and maintains version control of spreadsheets containing metadata; maintains integrity of digital legal documents and ensures that metadata status of documents is apparent through a file-naming convention or similar methods; and helps develop organizational schemes for ongoing metadata projects that will facilitate review and updates on project status.

The incumbent organizes digital legal collection materials to facilitate the provision of online access; uses appropriate folders and files to organize digital objects; works from samples provided by legal subject matter experts to create additional spreadsheets that reflect the organizational structure of different types of legal materials that will be used to provide online access to such materials; and follows webpage templates and web posting guidelines to publish and maintain digital files and metadata online.

The incumbent assists with the lifecycle management of digital legal collection materials through the creation and addition of metadata that facilitates access; processes digital legal materials in PDF or other format by adding metadata in applicable fields using appropriate software tools. As directed, participates in metadata remediation efforts based on new institutional standards; and implements procedures for processing new digital collection materials, especially in recommending appropriate descriptive metadata.

The incumbent assists in the implementation of projects related to digital collection management; performs work assignments to support achievement of project goals; serves as a member of project teams and may serve as team leader to provide guidance in the creation project-related metadata and provide quality review of the work of team members. As directed, tries out work flows and work procedures to establish productivity benchmarks and identify potential bottlenecks.

The incumbent maintains effective working relationships with various individuals in the Division and across the Law Library; participates in Division meetings and contributes to discussions related to search and retrieval of legal materials via the Law Library’s website; serves as a resource for information about Law Library metadata creation and standards.

The position description number for this position is 344548.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Supervisory Library Technician
Location: Library of Congres
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Physical Collections Services, Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

Responsibilities

This position is located in the Physical Collections Services Section of the Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections Directorate. The position reports to the Head, Physical Collections Services Section. The Serial and Government Publications Division is custodian for and provides public access to newspapers, current periodicals, comic books, and various types of government publications in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room. The incumbent serves as a Supervisory Technician for the Collections Management and Retrieval Team or the Collections Processing Team and is responsible for a variety of activities in support of serials collections management and preservation activities, serials binding and reformatting preparation, and related inventory and description of the serial collections in the Library of Congress integrated library system (LC-ILS). The incumbent may supervise the work of staff in a combination of serial processing technicians, vault technicians, deck attendants, contract technicians, interns and volunteers. The incumbent ensures the preparation and quality review of materials temporarily housed in the division as well as the preservation, housing, and access to the permanent custodial collections of the division. The incumbent may edit or review bibliographic records in OCLC Connexion, enter or edit bibliographic holdings and item records in the LC ILS, search the ILS, binding preparation software, and other computerized systems, and uses common spreadsheet and database software.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-08 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision. 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.

Searches and transcribes information from computerized and manual files. Organizes and completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems. Prepares automated access/inventory records for single items or collections. Compiles, prepares and analyzes statistical information. Effectively utilizes spreadsheet and database software to maintain records and compile reports.

Effectively searches online LC and external databases for automated records corresponding to newly received materials, including the OPAC and cataloguing and acquisitions modules of the Library of Congress integrated library system (LC-ILS), identifying specific types and problematic materials; and importing and editing records as needed. Understands and properly utilizes MARC fields as they pertain to serials and serial government documents.

Determines appropriate treatment for physical collection items, including those routed for library binding, reformatting, and items that require labeling, additional repair or support prior to final processing.

Working with the section head, monitors and coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of materials to be added to the collections. This includes examining any items in the custody of the division and recommending treatments such as binding, rebinding, boxing, reformatting, tip-in, and repair. Serves as an expert in serials reformatting and preservation for the division. Recommends technical specifications for binding such as method of leaf attachment, cover material, or spine lettering.

Identifies and searches for requested items that are vague or not readily found, using an array of extensive knowledge of bibliographic tools and procedures. Responds to reference inquiries (telephone, written, electronic means and in person) relating to serials holdings, bibliographic information, binding status for unbound periodical issues, microfilm status of newspapers and special collections of the division

The position description number for this position is 415088.

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

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Librarian (Serials)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The U.S. Serials Social Sciences Section of the U.S Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division in the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate of Library Services is seeking a Librarian (Serials). The U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division catalogs Copyright and CIP materials and manages the selection process for U.S. imprints coming through the workflows.

Responsibilities

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Librarian (Cataloger)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities

The Cataloger position is located in the American Folklife Center, including the Veterans History Project, of Library Services. The purpose of this position is to assist in providing services associated with the Center’s archival collections. The cataloger is under the supervision of division leadership, who determines overall objectives of the work, including deadlines, priorities, and definitions of the work to be done: these are not however, accompanied by detailed preliminary instructions regarding sources of information or the methodology to be employed. Work is reviewed for completeness and accuracy, adequacy of planning, soundness of judgment, and conformance to professional standards. Personal work contacts with more experienced catalogers, archivists, and others responsible for the cataloging and processing of materials.

Catalogs a variety of difficult material sometimes requiring specialized knowledge of folklife, ethnomusicology, oral history, a foreign language and/or considerable knowledge of specialized bibliographic areas (serials, rare books, maps, photographs, audiovisuals, software, etc.). Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for a variety of materials or specializes in a particular subject-area, technical field, or language.

Performs content designation of newly created and updated bibliographic and name authority records, supplying tags, indicators, subfield codes, delimiters, and fixed and variable field information. Establishes new personal and corporate names and uniform titles, with appropriate cross-references, for inclusion in the name authority file.

Searches entries in appropriate machine and manual catalogs. Selects and assigns a classification number. Analyzes material to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Assists in ensuring that records adhere to appropriate national and international standards. Interprets present and past cataloging rules. Identifies the need for revision to a classification scheme and the tools which describe it. Recommends additions and clarifications to the existing authority files, both name and subject.

The position description number for this position is 012616.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Mexico, Central America & Caribbean Section, African, Latin American & W European Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
A reading knowledge of French is desirable.

Responsibilities

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers and performs shelflisting. Establishes authorized access points for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings and classification numbers for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule, respectively. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Digital Projects Coordinator
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 to $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 414044.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Utilizes knowledge of the major issues, program goals and objectives to coordinate and recommend digital projects related to the ingest of preservation and access of digital collections in the American Folklife Center and the Veteran History Project. Adapts analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to the measurement and improvement of the division’s digital program effectiveness and productivity.

Within the parameters established by the supervisor organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects and recommends ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency of digital work operations. Provides input for the direction and shape of the character and nature of projects.

As directed by the supervisor, develops programs of information resources. Develops, coordinates or serves as project manager for courses of action and methods needed to support, design, and implement projects, interpretive or advisory-focusing on the division’s collections. Participates in preparation of documentation necessary for the needs of the digital project programs.

Prepares reports and documentation of assigned projects and division digital work for the American Folklife Center and the Veterans History Project. Assures all digital activities and plans for assigned project(s) conform to (or enhance) current division and Library practices and that they make optimum use of scarce resources and staff expertise.

Collaborates on digital projects related to the division’s archival collections As directed, works with individuals internal and external to the organization to meet project goals. Serves as a primary division liaison on assigned projects.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with staff throughout the Library, project partners and contractors in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge. Explains information to groups and individuals with varying levels of understanding or knowledge of subjects. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

Within the parameters established by the supervisor, oversees the accessioning and distribution of digital files and related metadata received from various sources. Maintains close contact with project partner(s) regarding metadata workflow management, the acquisition of digital files, the development of future workflows, and the development of project products. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience.

Monitors and makes recommendations concerning the project from conception through development, production, and introduction to the intended audience. Coordinates and directs the work of others for specific tasks as necessary for the completion of digital curation projects.

Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures. Assists in managing various functions working under competing demands and deadlines. May serve on committees and other groups involved in investigating new technologies and their possible application to library programs.

In consultation with the supervisor, researches, identifies and resolves moderately difficult program issues or problems affecting division digital asset management initiatives. Identifies and makes recommendations for, and coordinates resolutions and improvements related to more challenging agency programs, services, or products.

Keeps current on major issues in digital research. Conducts research and analysis in digital initiatives, policies, reference, content management and policies and metadata standards. Gives in-depth analyses on complex questions, requirements, and priorities.

Participates in evaluating workflow and project products created for staff and the public. Proposes means for improving quality, functionality, and efficiency in digital projects. As directed, participates in studies, analyzing findings, and making recommendations to improve preservation, user access, collection development, automation, and other related policies.

Assists in developing guidance in the resolution of problems or issues impacting digital projects. Analyzes and participates in drafting recommendations on the development of appropriate guidelines, standards and mechanisms for identifying digital project priorities.

As directed, collects and analyzes relevant information from many varied sources, including physical and digital audiovisual collection materials, reference sources, and some sources that are difficult to access. Makes practical
recommendations.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Research Analyst
Location: O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description
It’s more than what you do: it’s how you do it. That’s why O’Melveny is counsel of choice to an ever-expanding list of market leaders. Opportunity at O’Melveny means working alongside diverse, dynamic, and team-oriented colleagues on evolving issues and opportunities for prominent clients around the world. It’s a place to build a rewarding career by tackling new challenges; being appreciated, included, and supported; and creating lasting connections.

With approximately 750 lawyers on three continents, more than 40 practice and industry service areas, and strong cultural ties to all our locations, O’Melveny is a global law firm with a local feel. At our core, you’ll find a dedication to excellence, a drive to lead and innovate, and a deep sense of civic responsibility.

So, tell us. What do you want to achieve? Visit us at http://www.omm.com or learn more in our firm at-a-glance, year-end highlights, and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

O’Melveny is actively seeking for a Senior Research Analyst to support our Washington, DC office. This position can be based out of any one of our US offices.

The primary function of this position is to provide research support for attorneys, paralegals and members of support departments, both in support of our clients and firm administrative functions. This includes locating information and documents from publicly available sources, internal information sources and subscription services at the request of attorneys or staff. Under the direction of the Research Manager, this position will be responsible for handling requests from the local office as well as requests that are submitted to the virtual research system from other offices. The position will handle standard research requests, including ready reference requests, monitoring and providing information alerts to attorneys and staff, expert witness research, docket and case research and analytics research. In addition, this position will be responsible for handling local technical services functions, such as processing invoices, receiving new items and library maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Research Manager, the following functions will be performed:
Perform ready reference research at the request of attorneys or staff
Using various electronic or print resources, respond to research requests from DC attorneys and staff as well as requests submitted from all other offices to the virtual research system.
Monitor various legal, industry, client or subject topics to provide attorneys and staff with current developments, and activities.
Provide alerts on various legal, industry, client or subject topics to patrons.
Assist Electronic Resources staff with password and access management for electronic resources.
Work with the Electronic Resources staff and other librarians to test and evaluate new electronic products
Work with attorneys and staff to train them on electronic resources and to support them in the user of electronic resources
Work with the Electronic Resources staff and other librarians in developing training or marketing material for Library resources
This position may be responsible for handling some local library administrative issues.
Provide interlibrary loan support for the office

Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Masters Degree in Library Science or related degree is required.
Four years research experience in a legal environment is preferred.
Experience with standard legal resources, such as Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, WK Cheetah, Pacer and other related subscription services.
Demonstrated experience with databases, software applications and integrated library systems.
Ability to work under time constraints and in a high-pressure environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to accuracy and detail.
Keen interest in technology and innovation.
Strong organization skills, adept at multi-tasking and prioritization.
Service-oriented, team player, with initiative and problem-solving abilities.
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. For more information, or to be considered for this position, please apply online at http://www.omm.com. Response will be given to candidates who closely meet our qualifications. EOE M/F/D/V. No phone inquiries, please

Nine Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $39,684 to $51,592

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The position description number for this position is 128316.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The incumbent for this position will work a full-time flexitime schedule.

Position Duties:

Follows well-established procedures and specific instructions from the supervisor, and uses a variety of interrelated steps and procedures, to order and process different types of library materials from different acquisition sources.

Performs rudimentary searches of reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases.

Receives, inspects, and processes library material in all formats received from copyright.

Processes cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records.

Records receipts for specific types of serials, such as inkprint periodicals, on the appropriate entry in online or manual files. Learns to check in serials in other formats (e.g., bound volumes, microforms, CD¬ROMs).

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Using large bibliographic databases, receives and sorts materials into bound and unbound categories. Checks in materials. Prepares materials for digital conversion or binding. Attaches call numbers. Disposes of items not considered useful for library programs.

Orients and provides information to patrons about specialized programs, reader registration procedures, physical layout, and directions to other library locations. Answers routine directional questions.

Searches and retrieves items from collections that are needed by patrons. Organizes data into a catalog record as prescribed by the appropriate rules for varying levels of cataloging and inputs the data online. Inputs data, such as completed call number and the technician’s charge online. Proofs records to ensure the correct tag sequence order.

Position: Librarian (Rare Materials Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Rare Materials Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

Position: Research Librarian (Science and Technology)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian to join its Resources, Science, and Industry Division, 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 the area of science and technology. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in cybersecurity, information technologies, and emerging technologies are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates may also have a background in communication technologies and strong quantitative data skills.

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.

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.

Research Librarian duties include

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.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 336982

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Supervisory Program Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Visitor Engagement Office, Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement, Office of the Librarian.
The position description number for this position is 415255.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime or compflex work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Provides leadership, direction and strategy in the planning, development, and management of the Library of Congress, VEO within the CLLE. Under the direct supervision of the VEO Chief, the incumbent develops, implements and oversees all management, policies and procedures of all elements of the Visitor Engagement full-time and part-time team members, including 340+ volunteers and interns. Establishes and implements operations policies, procedures and protocols, audience evaluations and other activities to provide services, accessibility and assistance to the visiting public. Develops annual and as-needed professional development training programs for staff, relating to the visitor program. Leads activities to enhance the quality or efficiency of operational services.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-12 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.

Provides expert guidance in the resolution of complex problems or issues impacting the Visitor Engagement program. Participates in the analysis of agency-wide projects and programs. Recommends solutions to issues and problems as they relate to visitor programs. Researches and identifies complex program issues or problems that impact program initiatives in major agency organizational components. Makes recommendations for and coordinates resolutions and improvements.

Works closely with internal and external events and operations staff on managing events, including planning and implementing logistics, and providing management-level oversight at events.

Maintains a collaborative relationship with visitor-centered tour operators, information providers, and service providers in the Washington, DC area and on a national level. Liaises with US Capitol Police and contract guard staff related to daily operations.

Position: Supervisory Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section, Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 175202.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a fixed work schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-08 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. In collaboration with the Head, Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section 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 staff 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. Ensures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.

Oversees a staff of Retrieval Technicians and Work Leaders who receive requests for items from the general collections and other collections as assigned. Manages requests received through a variety of electronic and other methods, including receipt, response, tracking, and problem solving. Supervises the retrieval of requested items from collections storage areas (except those handled by the Priority Response and Quality Assurance Unit), including any necessary follow-up. Ensures that requests are answered in a timely manner with an accurate response – either the requested item itself or a clear response explaining why the request could not be satisfied.

Performs special searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data in support of the request retrieval functions. Fully understands the intricacies of the bibliographic, holdings and item records in the LC ILS as these relate to requests for items.

Performs specialized duties in coordinating and supporting training activities. Assists in developing, coordinating, and/or conducting training programs related to the collections retrieval process, online systems used for responding to requests and tracking items (most commonly the LC ILS), preservation techniques and practices and related activities. Prepares instructional guides, information packets, and other resource materials. Provides training to staff on the unit.

Oversees an array of in-house collections preservation activities. Screens requested material and other material Identified that are in need of some form of preservation treatment. Through training by, and a close working relationship with Collections Officer, understands and determines appropriate levels of treatment for items from the general collections that have been requested or otherwise identified.

Assist the Head, Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section to resolve complex collections maintenance issues, while responding to the full range of issues and/or problems. Must work closely with and fully understand the work of Stack Management Section who are responsible for a wide array of collections maintenance activities, including: shelving; shelfreading; distribution; and shifting. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling for requested Items before such items reach final destination.

Position: Supervisory Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section, Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 175202.
The salary range reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Wash, DC, Metro area.
The incumbent of this position will work a fixed work schedule: Monday – Thursday, 12:00pm – 8:30pm and Saturday, 8:30am – 5:00pm.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-08 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. In collaboration with the Head, Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section 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 staff 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. Ensures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.

Oversees a staff of Retrieval Technicians and Work Leaders who receive requests for items from the general collections and other collections as assigned. Manages requests received through a variety of electronic and other methods, including receipt, response, tracking, and problem solving. Supervises the retrieval of requested items from collections storage areas (except those handled by the Priority Response and Quality Assurance Unit), including any necessary follow-up. Ensures that requests are answered in a timely manner with an accurate response – either the requested item itself or a clear response explaining why the request could not be satisfied.

Performs special searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data in support of the request retrieval functions. Fully understands the intricacies of the bibliographic, holdings and item records in the LC ILS as these relate to requests for items.

Performs specialized duties in coordinating and supporting training activities. Assists in developing, coordinating, and/or conducting training programs related to the collections retrieval process, online systems used for responding to requests and tracking items (most commonly the LC ILS), preservation techniques and practices and related activities. Prepares instructional guides, information packets, and other resource materials. Provides training to staff on the unit.

Oversees an array of in-house collections preservation activities. Screens requested material and other material Identified that are in need of some form of preservation treatment. Through training by, and a close working relationship with Collections Officer, understands and determines appropriate levels of treatment for items from the general collections that have been requested or otherwise identified.

Assist the Head, Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section to resolves complex collections maintenance issues, while responding to the full range of issues and/or problems. Must work closely with and fully understand the work of Stack Management Section who are responsible for a wide array of collections maintenance activities, including: shelving; shelfreading; distribution; and shifting. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling for requested Items before such items reach final destination.

Position: Research & Reference Specialist
Location: WilmerHale

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm with 1,000 lawyers located throughout 12 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our lawyers work at the intersection of government, technology and business, and we remain committed to our guiding principles of providing quality, excellent legal and client services; developing diversity among our lawyers and staff and cultivating an environment that promotes an ambitious spirit, collaboration and collegiality by drawing on the extraordinary talents and dynamic experience of our lawyers. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities in which we practice.

JOB SUMMARY

Provides reference and research assistance in support of the various legal and administrative departments throughout the firm. Assists reference staff on research and reference projects. Works with Director, Manager or Supervisor on Library and Research projects.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*

Provides research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner using various print and digital resources. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate.
Provides research and reference assistance to support the functions of the various administrative departments of the firm, including but not limited to, Client Development, New Business/Conflicts, secretarial, paralegal and Managing Attorney Office.
Performs regular monitoring of news, dockets, legislative and regulatory changes, and other subject area monitoring as necessary. Assists in the preparation of related updates, newsletters, and other communications.
Maintains working knowledge of the library print collections, digital resources, interlibrary loan availability, document delivery, and other resources as appropriate. Shows proficiency in primary database usage, search strategy and syntax, and licensing restrictions.
As part of the Research & Reference Services team, provides reference desk coverage as assigned and follows internal procedures for the handling of requests as set by the Director and Research & Reference Services Manager.
Works with Research & Reference Services Manager to support the maintenance of intranet reference collections by performing regular link checking and data collection/input to facilitate integration of subject-specific resources into larger firm portal.
Participates in resource evaluation projects including pilots of new services, comparisons of resources, and preparation of related evaluative memos.
Assigned to focus on areas of the practice, administrative departments, subject or topic areas as required by the Research & Reference Services Manager to meet the needs of the Firm.
Works with Director, and Research & Reference Services Manager on departmental projects and initiatives as requested.
Contributes to the firm’s Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a “can do” attitude to internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.

Requirements

Required Skills

Working knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques.
Ability to work quickly, and with great attention to detail.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
Excellent organizational skills.
Education:

MLS, MLIS, J.D., or equivalent required. (Combination of education in a research-intensive field with relevant work experience may be considered.)
Required Experience

3 years of reference or research experience required.
Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment, preferred.

Position: Business Librarian
Location: American University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

American University Library invites applications from innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarians to fill a continuing appointment faculty position supporting the Kogod School of Business, beginning as soon as possible and 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 (Business Librarian), 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 Business 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 to support faculty and student research for Kogod and actively engages with vendors. This position provides high-level subject specific reference assistance to Kogod faculty and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty and teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students. The Business Librarian creates appropriate online tools to support Kogod students and faculty and supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in business librarianship. This position serves on library cross-functional teams and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection. The Business Librarian assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation.

The Business Librarian is a member 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 university governance activities. The Business Librarian also consults regularly with the Kogod teaching faculty and administrators. The Business Librarian actively supports DEI initiatives within the University Library and within Kogod School of Business. Continuing Appointment library faculty members are expected to contribute to the profession of librarianship, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

Provide Information Literacy Instruction

  • Support the Kogod School of Business by teaching integrated information literacy sessions within Business disciplines including: Marketing, Finance and Real Estate, Accounting, Business Administration, Management, and Information Technology.
  • Work with Kogod Faculty to develop instructional materials for information literacy, e.g. tutorials, course libguides, and rubrics.
  • As the liaison to Kogod, work with appropriate committees, administrators and faculty to incorporate information literacy learning objectives and intervention appropriately into the curriculum.
  • Teach baseline information literacy skills to Writing Studies classes.
  • Participate in departmental information literacy initiatives as a member of RTL, e.g. walk-in workshops, assessment and analysis projects, and pedagogical explorations, other instruction as needed.

Provide Research Support and Outreach Services to the Kogod Community

  • Partner with the Kogod community to discover information resources and data through consulting on research projects, providing reference help, facilitating access to online resources, and finding business information resources through individual consultations (in person and online) and through email.
  • Support any student or faculty member, regardless of departmental affiliation, with consultations concerning advanced subject specific research requiring business information resources.
  • Provide consultations on best practices and resources to accomplish research activities.
  • Participate in department-wide services to serving the broader AU community and public with basic research assistance through our in-person Research Assistance Desk or our online Ask a Librarian chat.
  • Partner with the Kogod Financial Information Services and Technology Lab to ensure that Kogod students have access to the information resources they need to do their work.
  • Participate in outreach programs in person and online.

Curate the Business Collection

  • Purchase materials required to support the curriculum of Kogod, the research of the faculty, and the long-term research needs of the university as related to resources related to business.
  • Appropriately de-select of cease subscriptions to business information resources in relationship to the budget, the curriculum, the research needs of the faculty, long-term commitments to the regional and national intellectual record, and trends in publishing.
  • Serve on the Collection Management Team that oversees the overall university library collection, excepting special collections and archives.

Develop and Manage Web Based Resources

  • Develop and maintain web pages related to business information resources and services on the LibGuides platform.
  • Consult with stakeholders on any changes to the enterprise systems that impact access to business information resources.

Service to the Profession

  • Participate in advancing the profession of Librarianship or the academic field of business through original research, relevant service to professional and scholarly societies, publications, and impactful presentations in professional or scholarly venues.

Service to the University

  • Participate in the shared governance of American University and American University Library through active participation on university and library committees and engagement in work that meaningfully furthers the university and library outside of the primary duties of the position.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

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

Position: Coordinator, Library Instruction Services
Location: Catholic University
Salary: $54,000 – $57,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The position of Coordinator, Library Instruction Services has distinct, but related functions:

The librarian is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating the University Libraries instruction and information literacy programs including: integrating information literacy into the university curriculum; coordinating the library’s instructional programs for on-campus and remote users; training library staff in best practices for instruction; serving as the training coordinator and instructional design consultant for the University Libraries.

The librarian is responsible for hiring, training and supervising part-time student employees and Graduate Library Preprofessionals; overseeing activities and interactions that take place at a central Information service point; adjusting and updating the policies and procedures manual; in conjunction with other subject librarians, developing the centralized reference collection.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a comprehensive program of library instructional services, to include: working with other librarians and appropriate faculty, staff and administrators on campus to develop dynamic, interactive information literacy and library instruction programs in accordance with national standards, principles of instructional design, and RIS policies; coordinating the on-campus and remote user instruction programs for the University Libraries; training and supervising library staff instructors; evaluating the Libraries’ instruction program’s ability to meet user’s changing needs; and working with library colleagues to create both synchronous and asynchronous instructional materials and programs that meet the needs of the academic units the Libraries serve.
  • Provide individual and group instruction in information literacy skills as well as the use of reference and research tools and the research process, both in general and in subject-specific settings. Coordinate the development of classroom and electronically distributed programs for group instruction and guidelines for individual instruction.
  • Coordinate the design and development of online tutorials, research guides, and user documentation via the Libraries’ website, Blackboard, and 3rd party software (e.g., Engage used by Wiley).
  • Has responsibility for all operations and staffing at a central Information service point in Mullen Library. Selects, trains, and supervises part-time and other non-regular (for example, GLPs) staff; adjusts and updates the policies and procedures manual; develops the reference collection.
  • Participate as a generalist and subject specialist in the provision of reference and research assistance to users.
  • Participate as a collection development resource and library liaison for 3-4 subject areas.
  • Participate as a professional member in the University Library System with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning; participate in committees and ad hoc projects; contribute to the library profession and engage in professional development activities; participate in and contribute to professional organizations and publications.
  • Requirements
  • A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution is required. Additional academic experience in instructional design and research methods is strongly preferred.
  • Three (3) to four (4) years of demonstrated experience planning and developing in-person and online instructional sessions, as well as two (2) to three (3) years of experience in both library instruction and reference services are required.
  • Ability to raise awareness of data literacy, data resources, and data services.
  • Knowledge and awareness of current academic issues as they affect library resources, operations and services, specifically issues related to library instruction and information literacy.
  • Knowledge of instructional design concepts and principles of user-oriented design. Knowledge of reference, and research resources and services; skill in using common computer software applications; knowledge of the Internet and electronic resources.
  • Skill in individual and group instruction; skill in the development of library instruction programs and instructional materials. Applied knowledge of emerging information technologies.
  • Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing; especially with different library user groups; ability to anticipate future service needs and plan accordingly; strong service orientation