Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Technical Services)
Location: Government Printing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This vacancy announcement will be open from February 14, 2020 to March 2, 2020 or when 100 applications have been received. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian (Technical Services), your typical work assignments may include the following:

Life cycle management of Federal Government publications: performs a wide variety of technical services tasks associated with all aspects of life cycle management of government information within LTS. Work specifically requires the incumbent to learn workflows including processes and procedures associated with content acquisitions, bibliographic control, library technical services support, serials management and quality control.

Content Acquisitions: identifies appropriate Federal Government information resources (monographs, serials, and other formats) to be acquired for all Programs in LSCM. Performs outreach functions, including contacting agencies and monitoring agency Web sites, in order to identify, acquire and process Federal Government information products. Determines the formats and quantities to acquire for various Programs.

Bibliographic Control: catalogs U.S. Government publications in tangible and electronic formats. In doing so, incumbent performs original and derived (copy cataloging) to include descriptive and subject cataloging, PURL assignments, and archiving tasks.

Library Technical Services Support: uses the ILS application (Ex Libris, Aleph 500), including the acquisitions, bibliographic control and serials modules and other services associated with ILS (OPAC-Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, http://catalog.gpo.gov). Uses the ILS to perform day-to-day work to catalog, acquire and process information products. This includes performing research and problem resolution, performing quality control of data captured in each module of the ILS. Performs classification of acquired information products using the Superintendent of Documents classification system and assigns Federal depository item numbers for Federal Depository Library acquisitions purposes. Uses knowledge of library technical service processes to make contributions to improve library technical services (LTS) operations. This includes, but not be limited to, the creation of documentation, evaluations of workflows and processes for enhancements in order to improve services for customers in the area of LTS responsibility (askGPO, WEB Tech Notes, ILS, and CGP).

Serials Management: identifies information products that are serials and processes accordingly. This includes performing serials check-in using the ILS. Researches and locates missing serial titles including individual issues to fill gaps in the CGP. Under direction of the Administrative Librarian for Serials, works to resolve routine problems in serials control involving bibliographic records and holdings. Creates brief bibliographic records for serials.

Customer Outreach: handles inquiries from libraries in the FDLP via Ask-GPO by researching and answering questions concerning issues related to acquisitions, cataloging, serials control and information product processing.

Perform Team Assignments: serves on cross-organizational teams and works on projects and tasks assignments related to application/tool development, quality control and business process improvement initiatives.

Position: Circulation Services Specialist
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary: 20.70-22.25 Hourly

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Summary/Objective

The Circulation Services Specialist oversees the unit’s point of service, circulates library materials, and answers questions and addresses concerns about access, borrowing, collections, resources, privileges, credentials, and accounts. The position manages and maintains the condition of the library’s print collection and its accuracy in the catalog; it also ensures that the patron databases are accurate and is responsible for the collection of fines, fees, and the replacement of lost and damaged library materials. The Circulation Services Specialists collaboratively manage the unit’s student staff, including responsibilities of hiring, scheduling, training, coaching, and evaluation.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Steptoe, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Steptoe, an Am Law 100 firm, is seeking an experienced researcher to join its Research & Information Services Department in the DC office. This position will be responsible for providing sophisticated research and reference services to support the firm’s attorneys and staff. Expertise with legal research (statutory, regulatory and case law) and non-legal research is required. The Research Analyst will be responsible for analyzing and summarizing findings and delivering well targeted results. The Analyst will also be engaged in current awareness and monitoring;  training programs; and knowledge initiatives. Candidates must demonstrate mastery with legal information sources, including Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg,  docketing services and legal analytics. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required. Minimum qualifications for this position include previous legal research experience, and a JD or MLS (both degrees are preferred), strong writing skills and a commitment to customer service. Some weekend or evening hours may be required.

Apply here: https://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=298

Steptoe is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Position: Chief of Library Access and Discovery Services
Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense, Fort McNair, DC
Salary: $115,329 to $120,566 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The National Defense University (NDU) is recruiting a Chief of Library Access and Discovery Services to lead a team in providing access to, and ensuring delivery of, pertinent and timely information resources in all formats. NDU educates joint War fighters in critical thinking and the creative application of military power to inform national strategy and globally integrated operations, under conditions of disruptive change, in order to conduct war.

Responsibilities
Supervises and evaluates a staff of approximately 13 professional and support employees;

Maintains the Library & Learning Center’s position at the forefront of changes in technology, and the storage and delivery of information, interfacing with NDU’s Information Technology Directorate to facilitate convergence of information resources and technologies (databases, search interfaces, delivery platforms and vehicles, etc.) in the service of the teaching/learning process.

Ensures library electronic systems architecture, including integration and functionality, for seamless patron access to catalog(s), databases, and third-party vendor applications. Similarly oversees development of the library home page on both the World Wide Web and NDU internal web to reflect available resources and services.

Ensures accurate and timely classification and cataloging of the library’s print and electronic resources with access points and metadata providing maximum searchability.

Develops, maintains, monitors, oversees, and reports on library budget(s) in accordance with NDU goals and curriculum, serving as Approving Official for the library’s government credit card purchases and Property Manager. Interfaces with all external Library vendors, manages the Library’s government contracts, monitors acquisitions and secures serials subscriptions.

Responsible for the maintenance of print collections, circulation of print and other physical items, and inter-library loans.

Recommends and oversees digitization projects, digital repositories, and accessibility to digital resources.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $48,670 to $63,267 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Library Technician’s duties encompass all aspects of collection accessioning, maintenance, preservation, and retrieval. The incumbent’s duties include accessioning new material, preparing items for preservation and updating and maintaining the largest and most complex legal collection in the world.
The position description number for this position is 363669.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Inputs, searches and maintains inventory and/or bibliographic control information for the Law Library’s collection. The incumbent ensures accountability of receipts by timely check-in and/or inventory of each piece received in the Law Library. Incumbent also conducts physical inventory on existing collection items. Proficiency in using information technology to process, manage, maintain, track, and identify a voluminous and highly complex acquisition and distribution system for all different types of legal material.

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.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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 Georgetown University Library is seeking an experienced, dynamic Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services to lead and implement forward-looking initiatives to engage with the work of Georgetown faculty, students, and researchers at every stage of the scholarly process. The AUL provides leadership and direction for a division that includes the departments of Research Services, which is responsible for collection development, instruction, and research services; Copyright and Scholarly Communications; Library Assessment; the Bioethics Research Library; the School of Continuing Studies Library; and the Woodstock Theological Library. Over 27 FTE report directly or indirectly to this position.

As a member of the Library’s Executive Committee and Leadership Council, s/he shares in the responsibilities for decision-making, resource management, strategic direction and development of policies for the library operations and services within a collaborative, team oriented environment. As indicated, s/he represents the Dean of the Library and the Library within the University and in local, regional, and national associations and consortia. This position reports to the Deputy University Librarian.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Administration, Management, and Program Development

  • Directs all aspects of the division, ensuring that the library’s strategic and annual plans are incorporated into and accomplished through division goals and objectives.

  • Sets priorities, ensures sustained progress toward achieving goals, and drives continuous improvement in operations and services. Oversees planning and resource management within the division.

  • Assesses operating and staffing needs, developing plans accordingly. Guides, develops, and supervises middle managers directly and through them manages a large professional staff.

  • Analyzes, anticipates and responds to the evolving library and higher education environment by developing emerging initiatives (e.g., scholarly communications, data services, technology-enhanced learning) into sustainable library programs.

Scholarly Resources and Services

  • Develops strategies for cultivating collaborative working relationships among scholars, librarians, staff and students as well as for aligning services proactively with academic priorities.

  • Oversees the development of content selection strategies to create and promote the Library’s extensive principal collections in all formats, including books, journals, databases, video, and data. Works with academic departments to assess the impact of proposed new academic programs on the library.

  • Works closely with colleagues who have direct responsibility for the library’s materials budget (approximately $8m in FY2019), delegating responsibility for budget allocations and assignment of subject areas.

 Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or MIS from an ALA-accredited institution plus a second advanced degree in a related field are required.

  • Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible administrative experience in providing services related to research, teaching and learning and scholarly communication.

  • Successful record of management and administration of a large staff, along with the ability to articulate vision, set direction, and accomplish initiatives in rapidly changing environments.

  • Demonstrated success in outreach to faculty, students, the University community, and related stakeholders.

  • Established expertise in managing library materials budgets and developing scholarly and circulating collections.

  • Demonstrated deep knowledge of trends and issues affecting academic research libraries, along with understanding of and enthusiasm for the role of the library in the research, teaching, and learning mission of the university.

  • Evidence of leadership and active involvement in the library profession.

  • Proven commitment to scholarship is critical to interact intellectually with members of a University community renowned for its excellence.

  • The incumbent must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and excellence in oral and written communications. 

  • Strategic, in-person engagement is essential for successful interactions within and beyond the Library, as is the ability to interact collegially and effectively with all constituencies, from faculty, staff, and students to alumni, donors and members of the wider community

Seven Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LinkedIn.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

BACKGROUND

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

EDUCATION

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

LOCATION

  • Washington D.C 20439

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LLSDC Jobline.

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Job Requirements:

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LLSDC Jobline.

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

The Opportunity

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

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

Ideal Candidate

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

Who We Are

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

POSITION SUMMARY

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

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS

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

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

DUTIES 

The Research Services Librarian

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

SCHEDULING

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

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

APPLICATIONS AND INQUIRIES

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The position description number is 138120.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other duties as assigned.

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 12535.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evaluates publications and electronic resources for content coverage and trends.

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

Monitors collection content and usage to ensure preservation and access.

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

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

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

Other duties as assigned.

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Responsibilities

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

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

Six Positions: Washington DC & Virtual

Position: Virtual Librarian
Location: Tutor Me, Virtual

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

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

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

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

Requirements/Qualifications:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

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

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

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

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

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

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

ABOUT THE KOGOD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

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

ABOUT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

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

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

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

For information about American University, please see http://www.american.edu and learn about the University Library at http://www.american.edu/library.

Apply Now

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Overview 

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

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

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

Responsibilities 

Library and archives leadership 

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

Knowledge sharing and information management support

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

Requirements 

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

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

DATE AVAILABLE:  Immediately.

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

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

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

Lisa Thompson, Director of Production; Telephone: (202) 994-7020; email: lcthomps@gwu.edu.

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

Web:  https://nsarchive.gwu.edu/.

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

Determines the human resources needed to accomplish the work of the unit. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and independently schedules, coordinates and carries out the unit’s activities.

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

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

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

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

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

Ability to supervise, motivate and lead a diverse workforce.**

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

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

Knowledge of Chinese language and/or civilization of China.

Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

Major duties of this position include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seven Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Position Overview

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

Responsibilities

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

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

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

Education/Experience/Certifications

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

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

Who we are:

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

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

Duties:

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

+ organize, identify, label and facilitate digital assets;

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

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

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

+ oversee retro digitalization project of current video library;

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

What we have to offer:

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

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications:

+ must have experience as an archivist

+ familiar with Avid or other editing software

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

+ strong editorial / news judgement

+ ability to balance numerous projects and work within tight deadlines

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 112292.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 064544.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ability to provide consultation or liaison services.

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

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

Assists with the maintenance of the Library’s collections:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities
As a Librarian, you will be responsible for:

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

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

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

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

Specialized experience for this position includes:

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

Eight Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

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

Essential Job Functions

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

Required Experience

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

Desired Experience

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

Education

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements:

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

Education/Experience:

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Job Summary:

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

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

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be:

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

  • Create and extend custom Drupal modules and theme templates.

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

  • Produces detailed documentation of developed applications.

  • Writes product and user documentation.

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

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

What We Require:

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

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

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

  • Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

What We Would Like You To Have:

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

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

  • Web Development

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

  • Experience with CSS.

  • Experience in developing code that meets current security standards.

  • Experience in implementing software to accommodate business needs.

  • Experience in PHP or like development environment.

  • Experience with Git version control.

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Requirements:

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

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

Please send your resume to resumes@fastcase.com.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

Eight Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Librarian, ZA-1410-II (GS-9/11 Equivalent)
Location: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Information Services Office in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Salary: $59,534 to $93,638 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Information Services Office in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Are you ready to explore your future with NIST?
Your application package may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy.

Responsibilities
Working as a Librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), you will provide high-quality reference and research assistance, library instruction, and outreach services to NIST scientific, technical, and administrative staff in areas such as physics, biology, chemistry, materials science, engineering, information technology, business and industry news and trends. You will work shifts at the library information desk, conduct in-depth research queries, organize, synthesize, and compile results into a deliverable format that meets the customer’s needs, answer ready-reference questions, assist customers in the use of library databases, reference management tools, and provide circulation services as needed.

Position: Object Cataloger
Location: Corestaff Services, Government Contract, Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Object Cataloger on a government contract. We are recruiting for a museum or library professional for this project. The location is Bowie, MD.

This position reports to an on-site project manager and is part of a team that examines, researches, and describes artifacts, and writes donor biographies and historical summaries for the Museum’s online collections catalog. The work combines historical research and object research to tell the story of the artifact and its owner within the context of the Holocaust and World War II.

Responsibilities:

Duties include:

  • handling, examining, and describing delicate objects of various types
  • reviewing and assessing accession and donor documents
  • critical analysis of source information and synthesizing complex research
  • creating detailed catalog records per project standards and guidelines, and in accordance with Library of Congress and other recognized systems
  • writing original biographies and object narratives from institutional files, databases, and other research
  • managing time efficiently, working on multiple projects, and following through effectively with all issues and tasks
  • working independently and as part of a small, high performance team
    additional tasks, as needed

Position: Library Technical Services Assistant
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.

Job Title
Library Technical Services Assistant (#S03165)
Job Description Summary
Montgomery College (MC), Office of Library Services located in Rockville, MD, has need for a full-time Library Technical Services Assistant, position #S03165. The position is a Grade 21, non-exempt level, bargaining position. Non-exempt positions are not eligible to work secondary jobs at the College. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Under supervision and/or direction, incumbents in this job class assist with the collegewide acquisition, receipt, bibliographic control, registration of online access, and delivery of materials to facilitate use of, and access to, the library’s electronic collections. Incumbents create and maintain bibliographic holdings, financial (purchase orders, invoices, monitoring fund balances), technical, and online configuration data in the library’s integrated library system (ILS), electronic resource vendor platforms, electronic resource management system, and related knowledge bases.

Contacts generally are with vendors, students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Head of Cataloging and Metadata
Location: George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, located in Washington, DC, seeks a qualified librarian for its head of cataloging & metadata position to begin as early as April 15, 2020. In support of Law School research needs, the librarian in this position oversees the Cataloging & Metadata Department, which provides bibliographic description and subject access to materials acquired for the library collection.  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 requirement by the time of appointment; and at least three years of professional-level experience in cataloging and/or metadata services.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Review of applications will begin February 17, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.  For complete information and to apply for this position, please view the posting at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/73336. Please upload a resume, cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

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: Intellectual Property (IP) Research Librarian
Location: Jones Day (any U.S. office)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Firm Research and Library Services Intellectual Property (IP) Research Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to lawyers, paralegals and support staff. The IP Research Librarian works independently in performing research and related projects and is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to clients, producing quality work product and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. The IP Research Librarian performs in-depth and complex intellectual property reference and research duties, including responding to user requests for information from internal and external resources, onsite and offsite materials, and print and non-print media on legal, business and intellectual property topics. Above all, the IP Research Librarian must fulfill the needs of the Firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s vision and values.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree required; Library Science or STEM degree preferred.

Minimum of five years demonstrated experience of law library resources, fundamentals, and procedures.

Minimum of two years of experience in patent research.

Experience with online searches using external databases and services including, but not limited to, PatDocs, PatBase, ProQuest, Docket Navigator, CompuMark, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law.

https://staffapply.jonesday.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=7&FilterJobCategoryID=6&FilterJobID=219

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Jones Day (Any U.S. Office)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Firm Research and Library Services Research Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to lawyers, paralegals and support staff. The Research Librarian works independently in performing research and related projects and is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to clients, producing quality work product and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. The Research Librarian performs in-depth and complex business and legal reference and research duties, including responding to user requests for information from internal and external resources, onsite and offsite materials, and print and non-print media on legal, business and general topics. Above all, the Research Librarian must fulfill the needs of the Firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s vision and values.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree required; Library Science degree preferred.

Minimum of five years demonstrated experience in law library resources, fundamentals, and procedures.

Working knowledge of the litigation process and docketing, including creating updating and maintaining docket alerts, tracking and research.

Experience with online searches using external databases and services including, but not limited to, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, D&B Hoovers, Cheetah, and Capital IQ.

https://staffapply.jonesday.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=7&FilterJobCategoryID=6&FilterJobID=218

Position: Legal Research Analyst
Location: Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,030 to $93,638 per year

Summary
Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.
This position is located in the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 370481.
The salary range reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime or compflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Candidates who are referred to interview for this position will be required to complete a writing and/or editing assignment.

Responsibilities
Contributes to ongoing legal research projects, publications, presentations, and legal bibliographic materials, and participates in producing the Law Library’s research work in digital and analogous formats. Uses skills, software applications and tools to prepare, edit, and finalize products for publishing or transmission, adhering to the Law Library’s technical and editorial standards.

Provides research support and assistance to staff. Collaborates with others on designing, developing, and maintaining authoring and publishing programs, assists with development and production of the Law Library’s online products and publications, performs web page content control functions, and communicates with Law Library authors concerning work products.

Conducts research in limited segments of specialized or technical research projects for Law Library clients resulting in written or oral reports, memoranda, letters, annotated bibliographies, research guides, brochures, infographics, and other publications. The research may require using standard reference tools and applying techniques and practices that have gaps in specificity requiring some interpretation to cover new or evolving subject matter. Assignments involve dealing with legal research problems, questions, or situations within assigned jurisdictions.

Provides legal and legislative reference services involving legal issues for an educationally and culturally diverse clientele, including Members of Congress, the judiciary, government agencies, foreign governments, scholars, academics, the practicing bar, the press and the general public. Assists Law Library clients in adapting and modifying research methods and techniques. Analyzes specialized or technical information from a wide variety of sources in English and foreign languages when responding to basic questions for legal and legislative information.

Position: Head of Content Acquisitions and Management
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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 Head of Content Acquisitions and Management oversees the Content Acquisitions Department, which encompasses activities relating to the acquisition or licensing of information resources for law library collections and the maintenance of the collection. The incumbent is responsible for law library functions relating to ordering and acquisition of print, electronic, other non-print, and archival materials, and processing and claiming serial publications in all formats. S/he oversees vendor relations, compilation and reporting of acquisitions, serials, and other collection statistics. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director and working with other Library Department Heads to develop library-wide policies and practices, the Head of Content Acquisitions and Management works closely with the Head of Cataloging and Metadata to improve workflows and ensure purchased materials are processed in a timely manner and has additional duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Manages acquisitions and serials activities to efficiently order and receive materials to be added to the library collection.
  • Co-chairs the Collection Development Committee with the Associate Director for Research and Collection Development, developing and implementing comprehensive plans, policies, and procedures for staff.
  • Develops short- and long-term strategies for staff development and training.
  • Supervises staff, providing tools, reviewing workflows and workloads, and facilitating training to promote effective work performance.
  • Administers operations for ordering and receiving library materials in all formats, selecting and evaluating the performance of library materials vendors.
  • Monitors approval plans, subscriptions, monographic series, blanket orders, memberships, package plans, standing orders, firm orders and all other types of library materials orders.
  • Reviews invoices, price discounts, and other vendor/library commercial arrangements, supervising the curation of license agreements.
  • Establishes and maintains positive business relations with the book and serials trade industries and other supplies of library materials.
  • Establishes, revises, and maintains quality record control procedures, including those regarding record creation and clean-up.
  • Develops policies and procedures to ensure timely and persistent availability of resources, working with administration and accounting to resolve payment or allocation issues.
  • Negotiates shared resources plans and cost sharing with other libraries.
  • Collaborates with other departments to implement improvements in workflow and activities which impact Content Acquisitions, other departments, and the overall collection including but not limited to: collection maintenance (e.g., weeding, item replacement), electronic resources processing and maintenance (ensuring library’s compliance with license terms), statistical analysis (inflation rates, analysis of usage statistics), and collection development.
  • Participates in library committees, task forces, and working groups as appropriate in order to advance this collaboration.
  • Participates in library committees and forums, search committees, task forces, etc. to contribute to the over-all welfare of the library operations or to represent the unit, performing work for other departments or sections as part of library-wide efforts in cross-training and personal development as needed.
  • Participates in professional organizations such as the American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, and the Law Librarians Society of the District of Columbia (LLSDC) as a representative of the library and to actively participate in the advancement and promotion of the librarian profession, serving in various leadership capacities within these groups.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies
  • Two years of supervisory and/or management experience
  • Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets, databases, and other technology tools
  • Strong capability in performance and management of detail-oriented tasks
  • Experience working with codes and data in an integrated library system with excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Commitment to enhancing services through teamwork and responsiveness to clients

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Ex Libris products and the acquisition of legal materials