Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Digital Project Coordinator
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Culpeper, Recorded Sound Section, Motion Pic, Broadcasting&Recorded Sound, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 405456.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The Digital Project Coordinator liaises with the library profession and information technology industry, Digital Services Directorate (DSD) and various working groups throughout the Library involved in digital technologies and automated systems as they relate to reference and access. In coordination with division experts, plans and manages a wide variety of projects for service and access of the Library’s digital media holdings. These collections center largely on sound/audio and/or moving image content and materials, but may also include multimedia forms of expression including text, graphic, manuscript, and mixed media to include web content. Projects may involve one or more of the analog and digital material collections and are intended to establish and/or enhance standards for creating and maintaining digital reference services and outreach in a collaborative Internet-based environment.

Utilizes knowledge of the major issues, program goals and objectives to coordinate and recommend digital projects. Adapts analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to the measurement and improvement of digital program effectiveness and productivity.

Within the parameters established by the supervisor organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects and recommends ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency of digital work operations. Provides input for the direction and shape of the character and nature of projects. Monitors and makes recommendations concerning the project from conception through development, production, and introduction to the intended audience. Coordinates and directs the work of others for specific tasks as necessary for the completion of product development, marketing projects, public programs, or other events.

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

As directed by the supervisor, develops programs of information resources. Develops, coordinates or serves as project manager for courses of action and methods needed to support, design, and implement projects, interpretive or advisory, in his/her subject specialization. Participates in preparation of documentation necessary for the needs of the digital project programs.

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

Collaborates on digital projects related to recorded sound and/or moving image. As directed, works with individuals internal and external to the organization to meet project goals. Serves as a primary NAVCC liaison on assigned projects.

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

In consultation with the supervisor, researches, identifies and resolves moderately difficult program issues or problems impacting program initiatives in major agency organizational components. Identifies and makes recommendations for, and coordinates resolutions and improvements related to more challenging agency programs, services, or products.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supervises the daily activities of the Washington, DC office R&KS professional staff both in the office and remotely.
  • Provides cost effective research services using databases, print sources, and outside sources.
  • Contributes to development and organization of research materials in the R&KS department.
  • Evaluates new and updated versions of online and print information resources.
  • Perfects research skills using online and print sources, incorporating new technology.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Monitors requests during off hours and coordinates with professional staff in all offices to complete pending requests.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Educates attorneys and professional staff about R&KS department services.
  • Conducts department orientation for new and lateral attorneys.
  • Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to select, maintain and update content for practice area websites.
  • Keeps attorneys aware of new developments in their practice areas.
  • Coordinates the payment of invoices for products and services for the Washington, DC R&KS operations. Assists Manager in developing and monitoring the department budget.
  • Ensures current knowledge of Firm policies and practices for professional staff, current knowledge of industry trends, and continued professional development for professional staff.
  • Ensures appropriate professional staffing levels for R&KS department. Participates in the interviewing, selection and training process for department professional staff on industry-specific and department processes.
  • Recommends and implements changes and improvements in methods and procedures for higher level management.
  • Monitors professional staff time, attendance, and expense reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with Firm policies.
  • Recommends and participates in disciplinary procedures in collaboration with the department Manager and Human Resources.
  • Effectively utilizes the Firm’s performance management process to communicate performance expectations, monitor performance, coach employees, and manage unsatisfactory performance.
  • Effectively addresses and resolves work-related problems and/or conflicts that arise among the department professional staff.
  • Communicates departmental guidelines and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Current knowledge of research and KM best practices, trends and techniques.
  • Thorough understanding of legal, business and related information sources.
  • Expertise using online research systems including: Deal Point Data, Securities Mosaic, ThomsonOne, LexisNexis, Westlaw Edge, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, Intelligize, Fastcase, PLI, etc.
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems.
  • Proven ability to use web page authoring tools.
  • Ability to effectively supervise others and employ coaching and problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to administer Firm policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education

Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of six years related experience in a legal or corporate information center with a minimum of two years supervisory or leadership experience.
Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories). For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.

Position: Business & Finance Law Librarian
Location: The George Washington University Law School

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

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

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

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its Business & Finance Law Librarian position to begin as early as August 1, 2021. The librarian in this position supports reference services offered by the Public Services Division of the Law Library.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons
  • Performs regular reference desk duties and provides backup reference desk assistance (including weekends and/or evenings), as needed
  • Assists patrons in locating and using a variety of print and online information resources
  • Participates in liaison services, which includes providing research and library-oriented curriculum support to faculty, students, and staff of the GW Law Business and Finance Law Program, Business & Finance Law Review, and other Law School organizations; alerting liaison faculty to current developments in areas of interest through selective dissemination of information; and assisting students participating in co-curricular activities
  • Prepares and delivers research lectures for law students and other groups
  • Drafts, revises, and contributes to research guides, bibliographies, instructional recordings, and other specialized finding aids and publications
  • Maintains expertise in both general law and domestic business and finance law research techniques and resources through attendance at professional conferences, continuing legal education programs, and independent study
  • Participates in collection development activities relating to domestic business and finance law, which includes selecting new materials, monitoring acquisitions budget and expenditures, reviewing gifts, and periodically reviewing the collection for currency, withdrawal, or relocation of materials
  • Plans and mounts library exhibits
  • Conducts library orientations and tours as necessary
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the head of reference

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment; and
JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in providing general legal reference assistance, including working with business and finance law materials or the ability and intention to develop expertise in these areas, that demonstrates a proficiency with print and online legal resources
  • Reference experience in a law library environment
  • Demonstrated superior customer service skills
  • Writing skills and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to convey information clearly and accurately with customers, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated attentiveness to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/83621 and upload a resume and cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin July 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

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

The 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: Head of Academic Technology Services
Location: The George Washington University Law School

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

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

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

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its Head of Academic Technology Services position to begin as early as August 1, 2021. The librarian in this position has primary oversight for the Office of Academic Technology Services. This position leads the development and delivery of services supporting the curation and use of the library’s growing electronic resources collection, the integration of library resources into the curriculum, the use of scholarly communication technologies and services, and the undertaking of digital initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees, coordinates, and/or performs activities of the Office of Academic Technology Services which includes coordination of workflow, training and evaluation of staff, and oversight of personnel issues
  • Oversees the integration of library resources and academic technologies including technology competencies into the curriculum and learning spaces; participates in identifying, implementing, and supporting technology-driven solutions and strategies to enhance the Law School’s teaching and learning experience; stays abreast of technology-focused learning trends and best practices in law schools including technology-related pedagogy as well as technologies used in law practice; develops library-focused reusable learning objects and modules for course site development
  • Provides vision and expertise to develop and maintain the electronic resource collection; leads interdepartmental library efforts to select, implement, maintain, and provide access to electronic resources, including collaboration with Burns Law Library colleagues and GWU campus libraries, coordinating work with vendors and publishers, creating user awareness of the collection, coordinating and improving access to the collection, and gathering usage data
  • Leads review of electronic resource licenses, manages license compliance issues, and evaluates resource usage-based feedback, web analytics, and vendor-supplied statistics
  • Manages methods of user authentication for access to electronic resources, e.g., IP authentication, SSO, username/password including proxy server configuration and troubleshooting; collaborates with colleagues on content and technical matters related to access; troubleshoots access issues and provides end-user support
  • Gathers, analyzes, and formats usage data from the proxy server and vendor/publisher-supplied data for library reporting and decision-making; coordinates access to usage data for the head of cataloguing and metadata to generate analytics reports
  • Serves as liaison for Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw online research services account managers and student representatives, coordinates their activities at the law school, performs password management for these research systems and communicates developments regarding these services with library colleagues and law school offices
  • Coordinates department activities to identify, develop, and promote strategic scholarly communication services and programs; provides outreach, education, and training; identifies and implements best practices in documenting and strengthening access to the Law School’s intellectual output; provides vision and expertise on scholarly visibility and impact and online identity management; oversight of the online repository process for Law School scholarship and archives including data entry; supports staff, student, and faculty posting to content management systems such as CampusPress and open-access scholarship-sharing networks (SSRN) and digital commons (BePress)
  • Oversees library’s digital initiatives such as digital content creation, online exhibits, and web publishing; oversees content sharing via the library website, LibGuides, and the law school portal; ensures search engine optimization, accessibility, and security compliance for all library managed online platforms
  • Coordinates department efforts to identify, implement, and support web-based and digital marketing strategies and services; provides guidance to faculty, staff, and students on using content management systems managed by the library such as Drupal, Springshare, CampusPress, social media, and digital signage; provides guidance on system functionalities and use of graphics and formatting; performs content editing
  • Monitors the Library’s ticketing systems and responds to user inquiries
  • Drafts and implements procedures and practices
  • Creates and contributes to research guides, bibliographies, instructional recordings, and other finding aids and publications
  • May participate in reference and research services, including reference desk duties and the faculty liaison program
  • Participates on library, university, and consortia committees
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the assistant director for information services

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment
JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment, and
Minimum of three years of post-graduate degree experience working in law libraries, including a demonstrable history of supervisory duties or potential for rapid growth into supervisory duties

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of pedagogical trends employed by law schools, learning management systems, digital objects, and digital content creation
  • Experience with scholarship repositories, scholarly impact metrics, content management systems, desktop publishing software, search engine optimization and web analytics tools, and knowledge of online publishing standards
  • Experience with web design and proficiency with web authoring software, including experience with emerging technologies and use of browser plug-ins and applications.
  • Experience with SaaS; online product technology/setup, including proxy server functionality and authentication protocol; web browser and operating system configuration; web design (HTML, CSS, Javascript); and content management system administration
  • Experience with ExLibris Alma electronic resource management and AlmaAnalytics
  • Demonstrated basic or general knowledge and understanding of trends relevant to any of the areas of the department
  • Demonstrated ability to promote teamwork and collaboration with the goal of fostering an efficient and positive service role for the library; to form a strong rapport with colleagues, law faculty, and law students
  • Experience in providing general legal reference assistance
  • Reference experience in a law library environment
  • Demonstrated superior customer service skills
  • Writing skills and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to convey information clearly and accurately with customers, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated attentiveness to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/83604 and upload a resume and cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin July 9, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

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

The 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: Chief, Literary Initiatives
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $144,128 to $172,500

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Literary Initiatives Office, Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement Directorate, Office of the Librarian.
The position description number for this position is 412321.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The Chief, Literary Initiatives (CLI) is responsible for continuing and building upon the design and production of an imaginative, socially relevant, thought-provoking portfolio of accessible literary programs that engage diverse public audiences in active dialogue, builds a literary community, and cultivates connections between literary programs and the Library’s collections, services and experts of the Library of Congress. The CLI serves as the Library’s literary expert providing guidance and inviting authors for programming to retain and attract new audiences to the Library. In accordance with Library policies, develops strategies for handling complex content, topics, contracts pertaining to the literary programs and projects.

The CLI’s Office works closely with all Library service units/divisions especially offices within the Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement, the Center for Exhibits and Interpretation, Communications, Multimedia Group, the Library Collections and Services Group, Congressional Relations Office, Development Office, Publishing, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Library Shop to ensure that Literary programming is coordinated with the institution’s strategic goals and operations while being responsive to the interests and expectations of the visiting public and special guests.

Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances.

The incumbent has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the Library of Congress’s Literary Initiatives program, which includes but is not limited to strategic collaborative planning, conceptualization, research, design, direction, assessment and reporting for the Library’s annual literary programming. Collaborates with staff in the Library Collections and Services group to ensure that Literary Initiatives programs are connected with the Library’s vast collections and expertise. Secures a wide range of authors and other related speakers that engage a diversity of audiences for a National Book Festival, and other Library-wide Literary Initiatives.

Uses extensive professional knowledge of the literary programming landscape, including knowledge of literature from all genres, authors, publishers, and book festivals and practice to ensure quality control and program management at the highest standards. Uses many years of experience in the profession to assess effectiveness of and determine needed improvements of complex Library program issues and concerns and known future institutions/organizational goals to create a successful program; determines resource requirements, estimating short- and long-range personnel, budgetary, space, and equipment needs. Identifies, develops and implements strategies for engaging the visiting public and for Congressional, official, professional, and special visitors, including international audiences. Identifies needs for and oversees the growth and development of programs and other services to provide Library audiences with enriching experiences.

Plays a key role in shaping, supporting and implementing the Library’s priorities for outreach in support of national literary programming. Works collaboratively with service unit managers and other Library staff to propose literary partnership and outreach strategies and communicate those priorities effectively inside and outside the Library of Congress.

Able to effectively conduct live or virtual welcome remarks, and/or live interviews, media interviews, etc. Ability to identify potential speakers both from within the Library and externally and assist others in developing their skills in this area. Ability to write proposals, reports, briefs, and other high level synthesized documents.

Directs collaborative efforts with offices Library wide to develop integrated approach to Literary Programming Initiatives. Provides guidance to key managers and stakeholders to develop priorities for developing and using resources. Ensures that all implications are identified, weighed, studied, and discussed. Contacts other agencies and organizations to obtain information and models for managing various issues. Identifies and resolves problems that are barriers to achieving goals.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Lead Librarian
Location: Department of State
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position is in the Bureau of Administration, Information Resources Branch, Ralph J. Bunch Library Division with responsibilities for managing, coordinating and implementing the Department’s library systems and technology resources for the effective delivery of library services in Department of State.

Responsibilities

  • Administers, implements, evaluates, maintains and supports all modules of Library’s Integrate Library System (ILS).
  • Acts as a Library primary point of contact in utilizing a variety of technologies, to provide best possible experience for Library patrons and staff in their interaction with the ILS and the broad range of automated library systems in the Library.
  • Coordinates procurement, testing and implementation of new systems and products, as well as enhancements to current Library systems.
  • Leads effort for continual development and evaluation of Library Web presence, and facilitates and coordinates communications among Library staff concerning development of Web-based content and services.
  • Represents Chief Librarian and Department at intra and interagency meetings concerning IT applications to the library systems.

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

Position: Program Specialist
Location: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
Salary: $60,129 to $94,581 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Office of Library Services, Discretionary Programs Section and serves as a Program Specialist. The incumbent will participate in grants management work involving Federal grants and cooperative agreements, and provide grants-related guidance and services to both applicants and awardees.

Responsibilities
Due to the Pandemic and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee’s report date to the official duty station (Washington, DC) may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace (Washington, DC) where this position is located, on a regular basis.

At the full performance level, the incumbent will work on various phases of the receipt and processing of library grant applications as well as the monitoring and assessing of awardee performance. If selected for the Program Specialist, you will receive formal and/or on-the-job training as needed. Typical work assignments will include:

  • Provides technical support in reviewing grants applications, annual reports, and required forms for the fulfillment of financial prerequisites and compliance with standard policies or regulations. Assists in researching administrative and regulatory citations and liaising with grant applicants and grantees as needed.
  • Coordinates the finalization and dissemination of grant documents. Assists with processing grant applications and contacting grant applicants.
  • Coordinates the peer review of grant applications and provides technical assistance to reviewers.
  • Works closely with program staff and other agency staff as needed to develop and deliver training workshops and presentations on grant processes, requirements, and other matters.
  • Responds to external and internal inquiries. Provides general guidance regarding basic program requirements but refers difficult questions or issues to a Program Officer. May contact grantees regarding incomplete reports or other matters as directed by program staff.
  • Tracks and manages official grant files and documentation both in hardcopy and electronic format.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Occasional travel – Travel for training and conferences.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Resources Access Assistant 
Location: Cooley LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Cooley is seeking a Resource Access Assistant to join the Research Services team.

Position Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of a Manager or Specialist, assist with deactivation of user access to digital research resources with the vendor, and remove internal user records using Research Monitor
  • Under the supervision of a Manager or Specialist, maintain Secretary of State department deposit accounts and process associated billing via Chrome River
  • Under the supervision of a Manager or Specialist process select monthly invoices for Lexis and Thomson Reuters via Chrome River and enter associated payment records into EOS acquisitions
  • Under the supervision of a Manager or Specialist, file research contracts in CARS (Cooley Agreement Reporting System)
  • Under the supervision of a Manager or Specialist, assist with maintenance of the integrated library system and print collection
  • All other duties as assigned

Skills and experience

Required:

  • Available to work overtime, as required
  • After orientation at Cooley LLP, exhibit proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, iManage and other firm applications
  • 2+ years of technical services experience in a research center or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with an integrated library system

Preferred:

  • Law related experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Competencies:

  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them within defined time constraints
  • Ability to work with vendors to resolve problems
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Must be able to learn specialty software
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well both orally and in writing and to understand and follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to analyze and anticipate situations, define problems and objectives, recognize alternatives and formulate solutions
  • Capable of working independently, accurately, effectively and efficiently under pressure while handling a high volume of materials quickly
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to act as a resource for, provide customer service in a courteous manner to, and work effectively with diverse groups of people at various levels within the organization
  • Customer service philosophy
  • Attention to detail

Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package

See the full job description and apply:

https://cooley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Cooley_US_LLP/job/Boston/Resource-Access-Assistant_Req1932-1

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Legal Reference Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 to $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Public Services Division, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.

The position description number for this position is 011004.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responds to United States, foreign, comparative, and international legal and legislative reference inquiries from Members of Congress, congressional committees, the White House, federal courts, Government agencies, libraries, the bar, and the general public. Inquiries may be received by telephone, in person, in writing, and by electronic means. Locates information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished legal and legislative information sources and electronic databases. Conducts legal and legislative research, and produces written responses to United States federal and state, foreign, comparative, and international legal and legislative reference inquiries requiring tailored responses. Prepares reports, bibliographies, letters, memoranda, finding aids, informational brochures, research guides and other written products. Gathers information from a wide variety of sources, both automated and in print or other media. Facilitates services to readers, analyzes information, and disseminates it in answer to requests. Advises researchers on research methodologies.

Uses knowledge of legal and legislative information sources in other Library of Congress service units, and law libraries and research institutions outside of the Library of Congress. As assigned, compiles information packages for clientele.

Analyzes and organizes specialized information, and evaluates and prioritizes work. Assesses new or unusual circumstances and develops variations in approach, and/or solutions for incomplete or conflicting information. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends in the law. Analyzes, evaluates, organizes, compiles, and disseminates legal and legislative information and materials in various media.

Directs users to the proper specialists, resources, or services within the Law Library and other areas of the Library of Congress. Clarifies vague requests for legal and legislative information through the use of proper and/or specialized bibliographic and research tools. Meets with clients to analyze and clarify questions and requirements. May assist clients with specialized collections, using knowledge of these collections and the clients who require them. May develop an expertise in a field of law or legal and/or legislative research methodology.

Surveys and evaluates print and electronic collections to identify currency issues. Identifies, recommends and resolves collection processing issues relating to assigned areas/ subjects / jurisdictions of the Reading Room collections. Recommends alternative titles to and the removal of titles from assigned portions of the Law Library reference collections. Searches acquisitions lists for new titles and other materials in various formats for the Reading Room’s collection as requested.

Provides online and in-person instruction to Law Library users and staff on the content, nature, and use of Law Library print and electronic resources, as well as legal research methodologies. Assists in the development of instructional offerings that educate users on legal research sources and strategies. Delivers orientations to groups and individuals on Law Library operations and services, and conducts briefings on the U.S. legal system, and functions and inter-relationships of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government under the U.S. constitutional scheme. These orientations and briefings may be delivered to Members of Congress; their staffs; U.S. federal and state jurists and attorneys; legal scholars; representatives of U.S. federal and state, foreign, and international governments; dignitaries; and students.

Reviews collections on a continual basis and exercises care to ensure collection material is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage. Reviews a variety of foreign and domestic sources for information about available materials. Contributes to digital collection development and management projects, such as web archiving and/or compiling and organizing web-sites based on current public policy issues. Determines permissibility of copying materials based on the preservation needs of the material.

Maintains liaison or communicates with individuals both within and outside the organization Professional contacts are with library patrons, supervisors, library staff, other national libraries, library and information networks, information centers, experts in government agencies, associations, the private sector, and/or research groups. Motivates and influences clientele to fully utilize programs and services. Meets with researcher, analyzes questions and requirements; suggests search strategies; and evaluates resources from the general, special and/or reference collections regardless of format.

Travel Required – Not required

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Reference and Digital Services Librarian
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,750 to $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties

Summary

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

Responsibilities

WEB SERVICES

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

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

DIGITAL SERVICES PROJECTS

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

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

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

INSTRUCTIONAL AND RESEARCH SERVICES

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

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

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

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

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

The selectee will work a 40-hour week and may be required to provide evening and Saturday reference desk coverage, including Monday through Thursday, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Saturday work is required only when Congress is in session). The remaining work hours (non-evening/Saturday) will be determined based on workload and coverage needs, and will contribute to the total of 40 hours per week.

Position: Librarian (Research Specialist)
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT), Research & Library Services Section, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,750 to $94,581 

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT), Research & Library Services Section seeks a Research Librarian. The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including defense management and budget; defense policy and arms control, foreign policy and global issues, international trade and finance; the Middle East and Africa; Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Responsibilities

This Research Librarian position will provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on foreign affairs.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with public speaking in an instructional capacity is desired.

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

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

Duties

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

Conducts research projects for congressional and internal clients that often require substantial knowledge of foreign policy and global affairs. Identifies, proposes, develops, and executes specialized research projects for clients. Collaborates and consults with internal and external subject specialists to develop and improve the projects. Uses specialized knowledge to negotiate with clients on the substance of research projects, which may include developing an array of different options and facilitating decisions related to sources, methodology, and form of a final product. Executes research methodologies and, in consultation with internal and external stakeholders, revises those methodologies as needed.

Designs and writes products describing the findings of specialized research projects and that may include abstracts, methodological descriptions, summaries, and tables. Authors or co-authors, in collaboration with analysts/attorneys and librarians, timely requested or anticipatory products. Uses and provides peer review of products. Updates own and others’ products. Works within a multi-level review process to ensure accuracy, appropriate scope, adherence to organizational policies and values, and responsiveness of all products. Delivers products to clients in writing, by phone, and in person.

Develops and maintains knowledge of the content in, and methods for accessing the content of, general and specialized research resources. Identifies, tests, and evaluates general and specialized research resources; performs market analyses on competing resources; recommends research resources for purchase or renewal; promotes the use of research resources by congressional and internal clients; and provides training and instruction to congressional and internal clients on research resources, including on relevant applications, features, and value in relation to other available resources.

Position: United States Institute of Peace Librarian
Location: George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

APPOINTMENT RANK: This is a part-time (20 hours/week), Librarian I/II limited-term appointment. Continued employment, beyond June 30, 2022, and future salary is dependent on grant funded availability.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of a Director of Research Services, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Librarian is a member of the Research and User Services Division of George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI). The USIP Librarian serves as GWLAI’s primary liaison and point of contact for Visiting Research Scholars from USIP. The incumbent will provide a variety of services and support to USIP’s Visiting Research Scholars and other members of the GW university community, including, but not limited to:

  • Facilitate access to the library and the library’s resources for USIP’s Visiting Research Scholars.
  • Provide basic research and reference assistance (online and in-person).
  • Develop and offer training and other instruction sessions on library resources and research.
  • Hold individual, in-depth research consultations.
  • Develop and maintain research guides and other web-based research and instruction tools.
  • Conduct outreach and distribute relevant information about library resources and services to USIP.
  • Advise and support collection development as needed in subjects relevant to USIP research.

The USIP Librarian may begin working remotely, but will eventually work at the Gelman Library at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, D.C., once the university and library resume in-person operations. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Enrolled in or have completed a Master’s degree program in library and information science from an American Library Association-accredited program or equivalent.
  • Ability to work creatively and independently as well as collaboratively and as part of a team in an environment committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and service-orientation.
  • Excellent time management skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One-to-two years of library experience, including experience with research/reference and instruction.
  • Degree or background in political science, international affairs, or area studies.

SALARY AND OTHER BENEFITS:
Rank and salary are contingent upon qualifications and are competitive for DC-area academic libraries. The benefits package includes: (11) days/year paid annual leave; (12) days/year paid sick leave; paid winter break; (7) other paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision; 401(A) retirement plan, 4% base and GW will match 150% of the first 4% of employee 403(B) contributions, up to a maximum of 6% of eligible compensation; tuition assistance; and basic life insurance. For benefit details, please visit https://benefits.gwu.edu/.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To be considered, please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/82495, upload a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications, and a curriculum vitae. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on June 21, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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

THE UNIVERSITY AND GW LIBRARIES & ACADEMIC INNOVATION (GWLAI):
The George Washington University is the largest research university in the nation’s capital and is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. GW offers undergraduate and graduate programs in many disciplines and currently enrolls approximately 25,000 students in ten colleges and schools at three campuses in the District of Columbia and Virginia. GW Libraries supports the teaching, learning, and research goals of the GW university community, and is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), the Chesapeake Information and Research Library Alliance, and the Northeast Research Libraries Consortium. For more information on the university and GW Libraries, visit http://library.gwu.edu/.

UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE:
Located a few blocks from GW’s Foggy Bottom campus, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) “is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. To reduce future crises and the need for costly interventions, USIP works with governments and civil societies to build local capacities to manage conflict peacefully. The Institute pursues its mission by linking research, policy, training, analysis, and direct action to support those who are working to build a more peaceful, inclusive world.” For more information on USIP, visit https://www.usip.org/.


Six Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Taylor Street, Patron Engagement Section, National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group.
The position description number for this position is 406316.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
THIS VACANCY CANCELS SUPERVISORY LIBRARIAN, GS-1410-14 UNDER VAR001475. APPLICANTS WILL HAVE TO RE-APPLY UNDER SUPERVISORY LIBRARIAN, GS-1410-14, VAR001587 IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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


QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

Please send cover letter with your resume.

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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


QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Technical Services/Research Law Librarian
Location: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of General Counsel, Washington, DC
Salary: $64,137 – $131,341

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

*Multiple positions available*

Please visit job posting:  https://www.cia.gov/careers/jobs/technical-services-research-law-librarian/

  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $64,137 – $131,341
  • Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited institution

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

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

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

Who You’ll Work With

At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.

Read more about diversity and inclusion

What You’ll Get

Our benefits support every aspect of a working professional’s life, including health and wellness, time off, family, finances, and continuing education. Our programs include highly sought-after government health benefits, flexible schedules, sick leave, and childcare. In some cases, we also offer sign-on incentives and cover moving expenses if you relocate.

As a CIA employee, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission: to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.

Learn more about working at CIA

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a librarian in a large legal firm
  • Legal research skills with proficiency in Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis, and other common legal information platforms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search technologies and concrete, advanced information retrieval techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the traditional legal research method
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging principles, practices, and systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Flexibility and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Enthusiastic commitment to customer service
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • Three (3) professional references
  • A cover letter specifying your qualifications. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.

Position: Cataloger
Location: American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,750 to $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties

Summary

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

The position description number for this position is 012616.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities

The purpose of this position is to assist in preparing descriptive information generated from the Community Collections grant program, a limited-term project to collect and archive contemporary community-driven cultural expressions and traditions that may otherwise be absent from the national record. The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which is home to one of the largest repositories of ethnographic materials from the United States and around the world, will offer grants to individuals to work within their communities to produce ethnographic cultural documentation, such as oral history interviews and audio-visual recordings of cultural activity, from the community perspective. The initiative is part of “Of the People: Widening the Path,” an initiative at the Library of Congress funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Under the direction of the Director of the Archives, the incumbent performs the full range of original cataloging duties for unpublished or rare born-digital materials, which requires specialized knowledge of folklife, ethnomusicology, documentary studies, oral history, and/or considerable knowledge of analog and digital specialized format areas (manuscripts, photographs, audio and moving image materials, etc.).

Working in a team environment, follows cataloging rules and applies archival theory and practice for describing collection materials. Creates and edits MARC catalog records and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids. Establishes new personal and corporate names and uniform titles, with appropriate cross-references, for inclusion in the name authority file. Joins a team that administers the American Folklore Society (AFS) Ethnographic Thesaurus.

Analyzes material to determine its relationship to the existing collections. Assists in ensuring that records adhere to appropriate national and international standards. Interprets present and past cataloging rules. Demonstrates a high degree of accuracy, consistency, and cultural competency in performing work assignments. 

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Collections Conservation Section)
Location: Collections Stabilization Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Collections Stabilization Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 209491.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities

This position is located in the Collections Stabilization Section, which carries out the preventive preservation work of the Conservation Division. The incumbent serves as Section Head of the Section and is responsible for managing work conducted in this section. Preventive preservation work includes, but is not limited to, surveys, analyses, design of preventive conservation actions, treatment and housing and all aspects of safety for collections treated by the Section, via the registration system of the Conservation Division.

The Collections Stabilization Section works closely with all custodial divisional representatives to develop, establish, coordinate and carry out a comprehensive, Library wide preventive preservation program appropriate to the collections’ needs. In developing such programs, the incumbent considers the following factors: knowledge and understanding of the latest preventive preservation practices and techniques and their suitability/applicability to the collections of the Library of Congress; housing and conservation priorities established by each custodial division; and the mission of the Preservation Directorate. All activities undertaken by the Section become part of the Directorate’s annual work plan. The incumbent of this position integrates and coordinates activities with the Book and Paper Conservation Section to provide a comprehensive, efficiently run preventive preservation program for the permanent research collections of the Library of Congress, collections of both paper-based formats selected for their importance, value, and rarity to be preserved in their original form. These collections are diverse and in varying states of deterioration, presenting a variety of complex preservation problems, requiring sophisticated problem solving abilities and solutions.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Access Services Assistant
Location: George Mason University Law Library

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Law Library at George Mason University invites applications for a reliable and customer service oriented person to be our Access Services Assistant. 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.

About the Law Library:

The Law Library supports a robust Law School, with a student population over 500 and more than fifty full-time teaching faculty. The Law School and Library support a daytime and evening JD program, an LLM program, and a JM program. The Law Library also serves as a resource to attorneys and GMU alumni in the Washington, D.C. region. The circulation desk is the entryway to the Library and a point of resources—books, equipment, information, and more.

About the Position:

The Access Services Assistant is responsible for assisting the Head of Access Services with managing the daily operations of a busy circulation desk of a large law library. The position has primary responsibility for opening the Law Library on weekday mornings. The position also has an important role in maintaining the Library’s print collection on a daily basis at the desk and throughout the Library, and processing and handling all interlibrary loan requests and materials, both incoming (from other libraries) and outgoing (from GMU law patrons).

Responsibilities:

Assist the Head of Access Services with managing all operations of the circulation desk during shift hours, including actual coverage of the desk, especially during early morning hours. Assist with hiring, training, and scheduling student and wage employees. Assign tasks and assess performance of wage and work-study workers; monitor work levels, and ensure appropriate coverage. Serve as the point of contact for and manage any community volunteers in the circulation department;
Respond to basic information needs at the circulation desk in a polite and professional manner. This includes answering directional and ready reference questions, maintaining knowledge of the Reserve collection and answering questions about and providing Reserve materials to patrons, providing other check-out materials including books, study rooms and equipment, and effectively checking-in materials. Explain and enforce circulation and library policies, including checking IDs of all incoming patrons Maintain the online reservation system for Study Room checkout. Collect fees & fines;
Collection maintenance in the library, which includes shelving new books and returned books and materials, straightening and shifting projects, shelf reading to find mis-shelved or lost items, and supervising wage and work-study workers to do the same. Re-printing of faded book (spine) labels. Maintain accurate record of Reserve materials, including interfacing with Faculty and their Liaison Librarians regarding placement and return of course Reserve Materials;
Serve as a member and contributor to relevant University Libraries committees, ILL working groups, etc., as needed. Learn and periodically run reports using the analytics function of the Library catalog;
Provide interlibrary loan services to faculty and students by borrowing materials from other libraries. Respond to and fulfill loan requests from other libraries. Periodically run reports and provide statistics about ILL services.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Must have working knowledge of the general support activities of library operations;
  • Must have knowledge of library catalog and reference tools, specific to circulation;
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, train and review the work of wage and work-study student workers;
  • Demonstrated customer service capability; demonstrated ability to follow, interpret, and apply organizational policies and procedures;
  • Must have willingness to learn new software applications relevant to the job;
  • Demonstrated circulation or general public services experience in an academic library or similar information setting (one to two years preferred);
  • Working knowledge of or demonstrated ability to learn automated and online systems specific to circulation and provision of circulation and ready reference.

Position: Supervisory Reference Librarian (Research Center)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 307706.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities
The Research Center supervisor reports directly to the Recorded Sound Section Head, MBRS Division in Library Services. The primary duty is to provide administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the Recorded Sound and Moving Image Research Centers.

Serves as on-site supervisor for a group of employees performing work at the GS-12. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the research center. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Develops guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and tracks time and attendance.

Ensures subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations. Coordinates the documentation of time and attendance of research center staff. Coordinates the collection and reporting of research center statistics. Serves as the Packard Campus for Audio Visual representative at Capitol Hill meetings as requested by the Section Heads. Responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. Initiates nondiscriminatory practices for the area under his/her supervision in the following: ( 1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; ( 4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

Position: Research Assistant (Domestic Social Policy)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy (DSP) Division seeks Research Assistants to support research tasks across a broad range of domestic social policy issues and program areas.

Responsibilities
The Research Assistant (RA) provides research support tasks across a broad range of domestic policy and social program issues including: (1) Children and Families issues, especially as related to low-income populations; (2) Domestic Security and Immigration, including crime policy and border security; (3) Education and Labor, including training and the workforce; (4) Health Insurance and Financing, including Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and private health insurance; (5) Health Services, including, the health care workforce, and public health; and (6) Income Security, including Social Security, pensions, disability and unemployment

The RA will join a team of RAs supporting objective, authoritative public policy analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members and staff by assisting CRS analysts and specialists preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive reports on nationally significant public policy issues; assisting CRS analysts and specialists providing personal assistance to Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in multi-disciplinary research projects and seminars

Candidates should have knowledge of one or more DSP issues or program areas, familiarity with the research process, and knowledge of the research materials and tools used in social science research. Candidates must be able to work as part of a collaborative team and must exhibit the intellectual flexibility and broad research skills set that facilitate effective work across a wide spectrum of domestic social policy issues. Illustrative programs of study include economics, demography, sociology and other social sciences and public policy. Candidates with computer programming and data analysis skills, as applied to social science or public policy research are especially encouraged to apply

Research assistant duties include:

  • Reviewing and evaluating professional journal articles, agency documents, and other analyses for authoritativeness, relevance, and currency. Preparing abstracts of these descriptive and/or analytical materials, summarizing their key findings, methodologies employed, and other relevant information
  • Participating in group efforts on research projects as a member of a collaborative team and undertaking research and data analytical tasks in support of the development of an array of analytical and descriptive products or components. Illustrative tasks might include: tracking congressional hearings and bills in specific areas; culling, synthesizing, and tracking state policies; fact checking and other quality control; building and maintaining a database of (specific) program authorizations and appropriations; and, for active legislation, developing and managing a database of amendments and conference documents
  • Preparing materials for use at consultations, briefings, and seminars for congressional clients. Attending consultations, briefings, seminars, and outreach activities to gain familiarity with CRS’s information and analytic capabilities, recording questions, gauging audience engagement, and capturing audience suggestions for future sessions
  • Formatting a range of tables, graphs, images, and other insertions to CRS products, reviewing and verifying this content for accuracy and completeness. Updating statistics in CRS reports or other general distribution products. Recommending quality control procedures and making suggestions to improve and enhance these insertions to CRS products
  • Locating, extracting, collecting, and/or compiling quantitative data and other information; evaluating data for accuracy, relevance, authoritativeness, and usefulness; in some cases, cleaning and manipulating quantitative data using Excel or via programming using software such as Stata, SAS and R.

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

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

The position description number for this position is 308062

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position

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

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

Position: Librarian (Braille Music)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Music Section, Patron & Network Engagement Division, National Library Services Blind/Print Disabled Directorate, Library Collections and Services Group.

The position description number for this position is 137754.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Processing and quality assurance of braille music scores; advising patrons teachers, parents, and other persons on material and other matters related to braille music reading; responding to telephone inquiries to the Music Section; assisting with the planning and production of new instructional music recordings; assisting with the compilation of
Music Section magazines.

Participates in and assists in conducting limited user evaluations of existing and emerging music technology resources. Gathers and processes data on usage and cost. Coordinates computer workstation installations that utilize assistive technology.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge. May serve as a liaison in arranging appointments for visitors to the Music Section and its music library. Explains information to groups and individuals with varying levels of understanding music and music braille. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in music librarianship, music braille and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development. Orients visitors and conducts tours.

Organizes and analyzes specialized information that pertains to music braille, especially digital music braille, Evaluates, selects. and adapts procedures to meet specialized information requirements. Applies the standard practices of other fields and disciplines as they relate to the subject specialty of music. Evaluates and prioritizes work. Assesses new or unusual circumstances and develops variations in approach, or solutions for incomplete or conflicting information. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends in music and music braille. May initiate, assist with, or be responsible for organizing reports and studies. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts.

Prepares written materials, including the writing and/or editing of documents and reports, relating especially to music and music braille. Produces material by gathering and verifying facts, writing and editing reports, and developing and presenting information that is clear and meaningful to the intended audience. Analyzes, prepares, and organizes complex projects applying the appropriate established procedures and practices. Searches automated databases and modifies and edits online records.

Communicates with a wide variety of patrons with non-routine questions on borrowing privileges, use of general collections, and the location of material. Provides services that are of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Exercises good public relations practices in soliciting information, is called on to deal with difficult patrons or callers. Demonstrates an understanding of the demands and attitudes of various interested and affected groups.

Manages patron accounts; notifies them of overdue materials, determines replacement cost of lost items, drafts correspondence explaining account problems, etc.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense
Salary: $63,016 to $81,608

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
NDU develops joint warfighters and other national security leaders through rigorous academics, research and engagement to serve the common defense.

Responsibilities
Major Duties

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

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Executive Librarian)
Location: National Gallery of Art
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Senior Level Executive Librarian leads and manages the National Gallery of Art’s Library Division (PL), exercising responsibility for library collection development, maintenance, user access, budget, personnel management, policy administration, and overall operational effectiveness. Serves as leader in formulating and realizing the Library’s strategic goals, including comprehensive digitization. The Executive Librarian reports to the Collections, Exhibitions and Programs Officer (P).

Responsibilities
As the Executive Librarian, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Planning and Program Evaluation. Is responsible for formulating and implementing the division’s short and long-range strategic plans. Consults with the Collections, Exhibitions and Programs Officer collaborates with senior library managers and other staff to frame appropriate plans for library operations, and to ensure efficient and timely implementation of programs. Assures that ambitious goals and appropriate policies, guidelines, and procedures are set in place to accomplish program
  • Collection Development, Management, and Access. Incumbent is responsible for directing the acquisition, cataloguing, organization, and preservation of the Library’s collections on the history of art and related fields and is responsible for articulating the Library’s acquisitions, cataloging, security, and preservation policies and practices in support of research on art history and related fields.
  • Development Initiatives. Plans and manages the Library’s fundraising initiatives, including corporate, foundation, and individual prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation. Seeks grant funds for special projects as required.
  • Technology Initiatives. Initiates and develops digital strategies to further the DL mission and to improve library services for the user community.
  • Financial Management. The incumbent makes annual recommendations to the Collections, Exhibitions and Programs Officer and Treasurer on the federal and private operating budgets for the division and on the allocation of space, time, staff, and equipment.
  • Personnel Management. Incumbent ensures the proper management of the PL staff, which is comprised of thirty-nine employees, including three managers overseeing Administration and Technical Services, Reader Services, and Library Image Collections, respectively, and their staffs of librarians, cataloguers, technicians, museum specialists, information technology specialists, administrative and clerical assistants, student aides, and volunteers.
  • Communications, Customer Service, Collegiality, and Public Contact. Represents the Library and its resources to a variety of constituencies, both internal and external.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian (Collections Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is locate in the African Section, African and Middle East Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services. The incumbent is principally responsible for implementing collections projects, studies, and surveys for the division, concentrating on the areas of security, preservation, inventory control and space management.

The position description number for this position is 382872.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to Near East materials, collections management, preservation or security. Receives assignments and carries out projects to meet the needs of AMED, especially related to security, collections management and arrearage projects. Monitors the quality of preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards and specifications. Receives and performs preliminary processing of library materials from all sources (gift, purchase, transfer, and copyright) in all formats. Opens packages and inspects receipts; sorts; and recommends redirection of misrouted materials to proper destinations.

Uses a knowledge of ILS and other Library applications to train and teach lower graded Library technicians to ensure materials are located more efficiently and effectively and patrons are better served in the reading room.

Analyses and organizes standard subject data that pertains to collections management, preservation, and the Near East. Information is obtained, analyzed, and organized using standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. May participate in formulating plans for changes and improvements in approaches to work. Carries out space management and security projects applying practices adopted from related fields; works as part of a team that may initiate, and complete studies and reports, analyses, and other documents related to materials management.

Maintains personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Serves as a liaison and works with staff of the acquisitions and collections management and offsite storage divisions, especially the Gifts Coordinator, the loading dock staff, and off-site storage staff in carrying out these tasks. Attends workshops and meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development. Services on division committees on issues related to preservation, collections management and security.

Responds to requests for information concerning the Near East Section’s multi-lingual collections, and refers the specialized requests to country specialists. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity to researchers where user needs are determined easily from interviews or written requests. Relevant electronic database resources and Near East Section’s collection can be readily obtained through standard search strategies. Assists in search techniques and strategies for handling specific types of requests; carries out special searches for lost or misfiled materials from the division’s collection. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Assists in preparing finding aids and related written products describing research methodologies. Prepares basic and standard responses to in-person, written, telephone, or electronic media inquiries. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials and completing claim and order forms.

Prepares complete preliminary inventories for the records of an agency having a limited variety of functions and a fairly stable organizational and administrative history. Has achieved basic knowledge of the division’s collections; the ability to perform basic historical and technical research. Assists with the full range of curatorial processing, and preservation duties.

Coordinates procedures for routing materials requiring preservation; preparation of materials to be added to the collections. Recommends technical specifications for all supplies, materials, and equipment used in marking, repair, housing, or reformatting. Recommends and implements improved methods for marking, labeling, and library housing, based on changing technologies.

Monitors the appropriate transportation of library materials, internally and externally, to reduce excessive materials handling and ergonomic impact, ensure security, and protect library materials from unnecessary damage.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Patron Engagement Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Taylor Street, Patron Engagement Section, National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group.

The position description number for this position is 406316.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (CIP and Dewey Section Head and Program Manager)
Location: CIP and Dewey Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Literary Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the CIP and Dewey Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Literary Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 259448.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
Serves as the senior expert and spokesperson for the Cataloging and Publication program and Dewey program, both within the Library and in the national and/or international library and information communities. Communicates program policies and decisions to the library and information communities via presentations, training sessions, email discussions, articles, and/or other means. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists to obtain input on the program and to share information and resources. Plans, directs, and executes liaison operations for critical program changes with national or international implications. Represents the Library at national and/or international meetings and serves on national and international task forces, as appropriate.

Manages the activities of a program with a national and/or international scope. Provides administrative oversight of all program functions under the direction of the division chief. Establishes strategic and operational goals for the program, plans and implements strategies to achieve those goals, and is accountable for the program’s overall performance. Ensures the program supports the mission and goals of the division, Directorate, Library Services, and the Library of Congress. Coordinates the work of the program with other sections in the division and other units throughout the Library.

Supervises employees assigned to the program working at the GS-13 level or below. Provides administrative, technical, and policy-related supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the program. Sets priorities; plans, schedules, and coordinates the work of section staff. Directs the work performed and assigns tasks to accomplish program goals and objectives, including technological improvements and innovations, development of policy and procedural documents, acquisitions activities, and metadata services. Utilizes a consultative approach to actively involve staff in planning work. Oversees work performed to ensure quality and adherence to policies.

Position: Librarian (Legal and Legislative Research)
Location: Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,750 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Office of Chief Counsel Library, IRS, is looking for enthusiastic Librarians to join our research & legislative teams & gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America’s taxpayers fairly & with integrity by providing correct & impartial interpretation of Internal Revenue laws & the highest quality legal advice & representation for the Internal Revenue Service. The Tax Library provides support to the Office of Chief Counsel & the Internal Revenue Service.

Responsibilities
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12 level. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Participates with supervisor in developing policies, plans and objectives relating to the research services and the legislative history work of the Library with emphasis on these of online and other automated research systems.
  • Provides comprehensive reference, research and advisory services to personnel of the IRS by answering a wide range of comprehensive reference questions relating to law, taxation and legislation that often involves locating information that is not included in various information centers and automated retrival systems to locate and select the appropriate materials, makes analyses as necessary, and prepares answers to reference questions.
  • Provides detailed instructions to library clientele on the content, nature and use of Chief Counsel’s library resources including how to search manual and automated databases.
  • Performs complex literature searches, both manual and automated, which require systematic, comprehensive, and exhaustive searches for legal and non-legal information.
  • Administers and monitors the Library’s various contracts, leases, and subscription agreements for electronic database services and equipment, reviewing statements and invoices and resolving billing problems as necessary.
  • Produces selected and annotated bibliographies on specific subjects, compiles information packages for Chief Counsel personnel; develops resource directories in both paper and electronic format.
  • Designs and performs complex online searches of appropriate databases in areas involving legislative materials and issues.
  • Initiates, plans, and develops programs for providing access to the Library’s unique collections of government and legislative documents.
  • Plays a pivotal role in development and implementation of automated system for indexing of legislative history materials.
  • Responsible for maintaining and developing print and electronic collections of legislative research materials, both current and historical; collection responsibilities include the following subject areas: tax, appropriations, bankruptcy, social security, government contracts, freedom of information and disclosure, federal employee benefits, and public sector labor law.
  • Is responsible for monitoring and tracking legislative activity of interest to the Office of Chief Counsel; utilizes both manual and automated services to ensure that legislative tracking functions are comprehensive, timely, and that all current and pending legislation of interest to the agency is properly identified and monitored.
  • Provides sophisticated legislative research and reference services to the legal staff of the agency in areas involving tax, appropriations, bankruptcy, social security, government employment, and employee benefits legislation.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Library Services Division, National Institute for Holocaust Documentation, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and is located in Washington, DC.

The incumbent performs specialty work that supports Library programs acquiring, preserving, and providing access to collections, including reference services for a wide variety of researchers.

Responsibilities
Duties include:

Provides library services to a wide range of users engaged in various aspects of Holocaust research, investigating and analyzing sources to perform independently at least two of the following library functions, as assigned: Collection development, acquisitions, bibliographic access (cataloging), reference services, collections management, and digital access.

Evaluates and develops topical areas of the collection, and searches various sources to identify, evaluate, and recommend print, audio-visual, and electronic resources to be acquired in accordance with the Museum’s collecting policies and researcher needs. Determines the optimal sources and terms for the acquisition of Library materials; initiates orders according to Museum procedures and utilizing the appropriate systems; receives materials; ensures the timely payment of invoices; applies institutional and Federal purchasing requirements; and assists in monitoring the budget to ensure that funds are spent in accordance with appropriate controls.

Applies current national and institutional cataloging rules, standards, and practices and utilizes the full range of cataloging tools to make comprehensive cataloging information about the Holocaust and genocide available to libraries and library users worldwide.

Provides timely and efficient reference services to users of the Library and Archives collections; creates well-documented responses to requests, reflecting knowledge of the collections and expertise in the fields of Holocaust studies; develops methods to highlight resources; and manages reading room operations, including technology.

Conducts and oversees housing, shelving, inventory, and circulation activities; recommends modifications to the storage of materials to meet researcher needs, to ensure the security and preservation of materials, and to maximize use of space; coordinates the delivery of collections materials and tracks locations; and assesses the need for rehousing or treatment of collection materials.

Manages digitization projects following established policies and procedures, coordinates and fulfills duplication requests for donors and patrons, and provides technical support and guidance for projects to expand digital access to resources, including eBook and other electronic resource programs.

Position: Dean of the Library and Learning Center Services
Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense
Salary: $151,633 to $177,933

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Dean of the Library and Learning Center Services in the NDU Library will provide vision and leadership to unite a variety of campus-wide services which promote student learning. The Dean reports to the Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs and has full managerial responsibility for planning, programming, budgeting, and operation of the Library & Learning Center.

Responsibilities
The Dean of Library and Learning Center Services is responsible for defining and articulating the vision, strategic directions, and priorities for the Library and Learning Center.
Provides leadership and oversees the development, delivery and assessment of services, resources, and programming in support of student learning.
Creates collaborative relationships with administration, college commandants and deans, and faculty to ensure that Library and Learning Center resources, services, and programming meet the needs of the entire university community.
Ensures that the Library and Learning Center stays at the forefront of changes in technology, communication, instruction, and the storage and delivery of information.
Supports the traditional core functions of the library interpreted to 21st century user needs. Promotes knowledge of library resources and services among stakeholders and customers.
Directs a staff of professional, technical, and clerical personnel through the division supervisors.
Formulates and advocates policies and strategies for enhancing academic quality, resources, and environment through the development of education and training workshops for students, faculty and staff on current and planned academic technologies.

Position: Research Analyst – Morrison & Foerster LLP
Location: Morrison & Foerster LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst in our Research Services Department. This role can be based in any of our U.S. offices! (includes Washington, DC)

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.

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.
Retrieve, package, and present information in response to requests from attorneys and colleagues in research function as well as other departments in the Firm.
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.
Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.

Ideal Candidate

Strong background in research focusing on a variety of areas.
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.
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.
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 , and what we do .

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

for colorado applicants : Employees can expect to be paid a salary of approximately $69k to $103k. Additional compensation may include a discretionary bonus or commission. Other benefits include health care, vision, dental, retirement, PTO. The range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for this role, and may vary based on market data/ranges, an applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications, and other relevant factors.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.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/8OjNJ4T7wr8msxm2HR1by

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Research)
Location: Applied Research and Methods (ARM), Office of the Managing Director, Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $100,207 to $159,475

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Applied Research and Methods (ARM), Office of the Managing Director. The position serves as a senior Librarian and agency expert; providing information, and reference and research services to GAO administrative offices and mission teams. The position also provides research support to other agencies, the general public and academic institutions, as requested. To learn more about ARM and its Centers, please visit us at: ARM

Responsibilities
The ARM team is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a senior Librarian and agency expert in support of GAO administrative offices and mission teams by conducting thorough and relevant research and literature reviews, maintaining extensive knowledge of library subscription databases and other web-based resources, and supporting teams and offices in engagement, resource development, and reporting activities. Specifically, the incumbent:

  • Provides information and reference and research services requiring expertise in one or more key issue areas required by the GAO teams. Performs research on specialized assignments.
  • Prepares and develops written guidelines, training guides, or Web-based resources relating to key information sources and provides consultative services relating to information sources in one or more areas of agency interest including law, legislative activity and procedures, accounting and finance, economics, health service, national defense, and natural resources.
  • Provides authoritative responses to a wide range of reference or research questions dealing with one or more areas of specialization.
  • Provides expert technical advice, guidance and recommendations on the provisions of access to GAO materials and information. Evaluates research results and advises on the relevance and appropriateness of literature search results as they relate to engagements.
  • Participates in agency procurement activities, including identifying the need for new databases and data resources, developing statements of work, conducting market research, and developing evaluation criteria, serving on evaluation panels, and assisting in the monitoring of existing contracts
  • Designs and executes searches of advanced complexity using a wide variety of electronic information retrieval systems and other resources. Identifies and evaluates publications and electronic resources dealing with one or more areas of specialization and recommends additions to the library collections.
  • Develops and conducts training sessions. Serves as an adjunct faculty member of the GAO, Learning Center.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Commander, Navy Installations, Washington, DC
Salary: $95,000 to $115,000

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is assigned to the Recreation Division (N922); Fleet Readiness (N92); FFR (N9); CNIC; on the Washington Navy Yard. This position manages the MWR Library Program for the Navy, serving shore MWR libraries, the Navy MWR Digital Library, and providing shipboard library material for Fleet Sailors.

Responsibilities
Performs direct supervisory functions for N922 Library Program support staff.
Serves as subject matter expert (SME) for library operations Navy wide, with responsibility for management and operational support for Navy shore MWR libraries, resource centers, shipboard Library Multimedia Resource Centers (LMRCs), digital library, and library resources at remote and isolated Navy locations and Military Missions in the Unified Pacific Command. Is the Department of the Navy (DON) authority on the professional, technical, and procedural aspects of military MWR librarianship and information resources.

Establishes MWR library program policy, objectives, goals and priorities. Ensures progressive program development and technological advancement on par with military and municipal library systems.

Manages the integrated library system and public access portal for libraries in the consortium of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force libraries. Collaborates with Information Technology (IT) staff as necessary to accomplish upgrades for Navy MWR shore libraries.

Establishes library qualitative and quantitative standards for personnel, collections, equipment, facilities, services and programs and evaluates compliance annually.

Oversees contract administration, collection research and management, and ensures optimal user authentication and site performance for the MWR Digital Library.

Develops instructions, directives, manuals, desk guide and training aids for effective library system operations for Navy MWR.

Determines resource requirements and priorities, and prepares and justifies execution, Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and Fiscal Year Defense Plan (FYDP) budgets for direct Operations and Maintenance, Navy (O&MN) funds. Prepares non-appropriated fund (NAF) budget for headquarters library non-appropriated Uniform Funding and Management (UFM) cost center. Tracks execution of multiple lines of funding from CNIC, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) sources.

Directs and manages acquisition of library collections, materials, services and electronic resources. Manages all supporting IT documentation as required for systems and software acquisitions. Develops purchase agreements, statements of work, sole source justifications and identifies contracting vehicles as necessary. Serves a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for library contracts. Prepares payment documents and ensures proper accounting procedures and compliance with NAF and appropriated fund (APF) acquisition processes.

Conducts site visits to field library programs at Navy installations world-wide to assist staff development and review compliance with standards.

Assists field librarians develop and advocate for projects to accomplish necessary upgrades to furnishings and facilities. Works with Region and installation staff to confer on project plans and requirements to meet library standards.

Provides guidance and consulting services to staff commands, Naval War College, NAVSEA, Office of the Under Secretary for Defense (OUSD) Personnel and Readiness and military Service Library counterparts for collection research and fulfillment, coordination of higher level initiatives and collaboration to ensure efficiency and parity in operation of the military MWR Libraries.

Assesses training needs of field libraries and provides opportunities for professional librarian development.

Maintains liaison with other Federal agencies, and professional and educational organizations to further program objectives.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Inspection Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Prestigious Federal Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking a qualified Librarian to perform quality control review on a variety of Law materials and collections at a prestigious federal library in Washington, DC. The Librarian will provide assistance to conduct a quality review of completed work in areas of processing collection receipts, collection maintenance, looseleaf filing, physical inventory, and binding preparation of law materials. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) position, benefited. The work must be performed on-site.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school is required
  • 2+ years of work experience in a library (Law preferred)
  • Experience in reviewing completed work for quality control
  • Knowledge of online catalogs, MARC records, and basic cataloging procedures for legal monographs and serials
  • Working knowledge of processing materials in various languages preferred
  • Strong attention to and ability to work with great detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and exceed fixed production quotas

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

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Reference and Reader Services Section)
Location: Reference and Reader Services Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Reference and Reader Services Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 199007.
The salary range reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
Fixed schedule from 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday, with occasional Saturdays, generally once per month, in the Manuscript Reading Room.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; observes workers’ performance; and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII). Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness and adheres to nondiscriminatory employment practices.

Plans, establishes, and directs a library reference program. Serves as head of and manages all aspects of service in the Manuscript Reading Room. Develops and implements policies and procedures governing public use of the division’s rare, valuable, fragile, and unique collections. Policies address the provision of reference service both in person and remotely via the Internet, telephone, fax, and postal mail. Assigns and directs reference work and ensures a high quality of service is provided to members of Congress, other libraries, professional organizations and institutions, scholars and members of the public. Acquires and provides inventory control of reference materials for the research use of division staff and public users. Manages the division’s interlibrary loan program and coordinates circulation policies. Works with the division’s chief and classified documents officer in developing and implementing policies and procedures for researcher use of government classified materials. In pursuing these duties must qualify for top security clearance. Plans, directs, and supervises security measures for the reading room. Develops and administers policies and procedures for access to restricted material and the prevention of theft and mutilation. Oversees contract security officer assigned in the reading room.

Serves on the division’s administrative team, ensuring coordination between the reference section and other units. Works closely with the chief on administration and establishment of long-range goals and objectives for the division. Recommends actions affecting budgets, staff, and space. Works closely with division managers and automation and processing staff to define requirements for automation support, including the creation and maintenance of the division’s presence on the Internet, via the division’s home page, the Library of Congress Online Catalog, online publications, finding aids, and other reference guides. Achieves scholarly knowledge of the division’s collections that includes an expert understanding of the major manuscript finding aids, registers, and other descriptive archival tools, an in-depth familiarity with the library’s holdings, and an extensive familiarity with the holdings in other institutions and collections.

Performs a broad range of technical information activities that require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require solving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Analyzes and responds to broad and complex researcher questions, requirements, and priorities related to historical and archival matters and suggests the most appropriate research strategies to implement. Directs researchers to the proper resource, service, specialist, or reading room. Conducts research and analysis on historical and archival topics in field of expertise, providing authoritative and definitive results. Defines and provides a framework for research activities, priorities, programs, and resources for the Reference and Reader Services Section of the Manuscript Division. Plans or participates in public programs, tours, and symposiums. Establishes, and maintains professional relationships with archivists, librarians, historians, documentary editors, and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Prepares articles for publication and presents papers at conferences.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Director of Research & Reference Services
Location: Venable LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Venable is seeking a Director of Research & Reference Services to support the firm in the creation of vision, strategy, and implementation of policies and procedures for the firm’s lawyers and allied professionals. The Director will ensure the department develops and provides business solutions for research and reference utilization that fully support internal and external client needs.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Leading firmwide team of research and reference professionals, promoting an environment of proactivity, collaboration, teamwork, and accountability.
  • Directing all activities for research and reference collection development and maintenance, including the acquisition of research and reference materials and sources. Reviewing, evaluating, and recommending new research materials/resources for firm utilization.
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures as it relates to circulation & catalog maintenance, the firm’s internal and external loan programs, and general library practices.
  • Managing research and reference budget within established firm financial policies and budget guidelines; developing a cost reduction strategy and realign tools by eliminating redundancy, maximizing the use of online versions and/or renegotiating vendor agreements.
  • Overseeing maintenance of subject classifications and collection catalogs, as well as, the inclusion of new materials.
  • Researching, evaluating, and advocating for emerging technologies and resources.
  • Developing practice area specialties, liaise with Marketing and Business Development departments, support firm competitive intelligence research, and maintain proper risk management standards.
  • Ensuring department awareness and education/training on developments in legal research, technology, information management, and other developments related to law research and reference operations.

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Masters level degree in Library Science (MLS, MLIS, MSI) or equivalent
  • Minimum of eight years of progressive research and reference management experience, including experience managing a team of staff. Law firm industry experience preferred but not required.
  • Thorough knowledge of professional research and reference science concepts, principles, and associated methodologies. Experience overseeing the research and reference collection, including developing and managing policies/procedures relating to acquisition, circulation and general maintenance of research and reference materials.
  • Thorough understanding of various technology platforms used within the operations and utilization of Library resources for research and reference work, i.e. Sydney/Lucidea, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing to budgets; analyzing costs and identifying appropriate ways to mitigate increases and make best use of available resources.
  • Desire to work in a collaborative manner and lead through change to ensure a cohesive and a positive results-oriented approach.
  • Proven experience and strong focus on client service and responsiveness for internal and external clients.
  • Experience managing vendors, negotiating contracts, and ensuring terms and service meet the needs of the organization.
  • Experience developing training programs for research and reference resources.
  • Experience conducting resource needs assessments and developing mid and long-range plans for maintaining a high service levels while managing costs to include the presentation of ideas and persuading others to see value of new ideas

We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service; continuous learning, innovation and improvement; collaboration; and building human capital.

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: Perkins Coie LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Perkins Coie LLP has an immediate opening for a Research Services Librarian. This position will provide support for a very busy reference desk. Duties will include research and attorney outreach, as well as management of time billing entries and cost recovery. Additional tasks supporting Collection & Digital Services or Knowledge Management may be assigned. We operate in a centralized environment to increase consistency and efficiency, while providing the same level of excellent service to attorneys and staff in all offices. The reference librarian must have excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with stakeholders, including attorneys and firm leadership. The ability to handle multiple complex research projects with minimal supervision, attention to detail, and strong teamwork skills are required.

Locations include Washington, DC.

See the full job description and apply at: https://perkinscoie.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/perkinscoieexternal/job/Seattle/Librarian_R0001955

Position: Senior Research Analyst/Legal Researcher
Location: Steptoe

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

Please send cover letter with your resume.

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

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

Position: Analyst in Financial Economics (Financial Technology)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division seeks an Analyst in Financial Economics (Financial Technology) to join its Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Macroeconomic Policy Section. The analyst will serve the United States Congress by providing in-depth research and analysis on policy issues pertinent to U.S. financial markets, financial regulation and financial technology, and may support research analyses undertaken throughout CRS.

Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will have experience that blends a broad understanding of economics and public policy with detailed knowledge of U.S. financial markets and financial regulation, particularly financial technology, cybersecurity, securities regulation and related financial markets and industries. The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to link knowledge of these principles and policies with each step of the legislative process. Strong writing, research, data analysis, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work on a collaborative team.

Candidates with experience explaining principles, practices, and legislative options related to policy issues pertinent to U.S. financial markets, financial regulation, and financial technology in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise and/or providing sophisticated economic analysis to congressional staff and Members are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates will possess expertise in financial technology relating to securities markets and their regulation, but may support research analyses undertaken in other related issue areas throughout CRS.

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

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

Analyst duties include:

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

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

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

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

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

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

Position: Analyst in Small Business and Economic Development Policy
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division seeks an Analyst in Small Business and Economic Development Policy to join its Federalism and Emergency Management Section. The analyst will serve the United States Congress by providing in-depth research and analysis on policy issues pertinent to small business and economic development, federal contracting preferences, business development, and technical assistance programs, and may support research throughout CRS.

Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will have experience conducting applied analysis that blends a background in economic development policy with detailed knowledge of small business development programs and principles, including federal contracting preferences. State and/or local planning experience and expertise connecting this experience to federal policy and programs is preferred. Specifically, the successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to link knowledge of these principles, policies, and programs with each step of the legislative process. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to draw from a multidisciplinary background to provide rigorous policy analysis for some of the most complex issues for Congress. Strong policy research, writing, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Candidates with experience explaining complex policies, programs, and economic principles in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise are encouraged to apply.

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

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

Analyst duties include:

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

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

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

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

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

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

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library and Research Supervisor – LAC Group
Location: Washington DC metro Area

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking a Library and Research Supervisor for a prestigious law firm located in the Washington DC metro area. The Library and Research Supervisor position will be responsible for managing the research staff as well as providing research and reference to all areas of the firm. They will also be responsible for training and evaluating information resources. This is a full-time, benefitted position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the DC office and virtual staff in the areas of research, reference and knowledge services.
  • Utilize research databases, print materials and online resources to fulfill requests from attorneys and staff.
  • Research and evaluate new information resources tools and services.
  • Monitor, coordinate and complete internal research requests throughout the Firm.
  • Train and provide research and library services orientation to Firm’s attorneys and staff.
  • Coordinate, monitor and update information for the Firm’s websites.
  • Assist in developing departmental budget and monitoring invoices and vendor payments.
  • Assist Department Manager in staffing decisions including sourcing, interviewing and selection of candidates.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2+ years of library research supervisor experience in a law firm environment or similar is strongly preferred. At least 4 years of experience as a senior law or research librarian is required.
  • An MLIS from an accredited university is required.
  • Strong knowledge of research tools including Lexis, WestLaw, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, etc. is required.
  • Experience with Knowledge Management, legal research, reference and web page authoring is required.

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

Position: Technology Services Librarian
Location: U.S. Courts
Salary: $58,189 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Circuit Library of the D.C. Circuit is comprised of one headquarters library located in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities
The Technology Services Librarian provides technical, operational, and customer service support in the equally weighted functions of legal resources procurement, cataloging, information discovery, creation of digital repositories, evaluation and implementation of emerging technology products, and creation of both traditional and innovative interactive user services, for the purpose of maintaining a well-organized and accessible court library system in the circuit. The Circuit Library serves the judges, law clerks, and court executives for the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and appellate offices. This is a full-time, permanent position.

Major Duties

Manages subscriptions and prepare orders for the purchase of materials, based on collection development decisions of the Circuit Librarian. Catalogs and classifies materials utilizing the Library of Congress classification system. Resolves acquisition issues and coordinates with vendors. Monitors the library’s SirsiDynix Integrated Library System to ensure the integrity of the system’s data and the timely generation of accurate reports. When necessary, manages periodic system upgrades and troubleshoots occasional system errors. Adopts and maintains discovery systems. Improves user discoverability, staff usability, and intelligent collection development statistics. Builds interactive experiences through websites, mobile apps, branded email, and electronic and physical newsletters. Creates digital repositories. Creates and manages metadata for digital collections. Maintains current awareness of new and emerging technology resources to support the research and procurement functions of the Circuit Library. Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the Circuit Librarian. Assists the Circuit Librarian in the delivery of digital services to all library users and library staff. Advises in all aspects of digital delivery needs, objectives, and capabilities. As assigned by Circuit Librarian, directs special digital projects, which includes addressing any unique issues related to digital products and services. In consultation with the Circuit Librarian, assists with the library’s intranet presence for the circuit. Provides advice on the development of judiciary-wide policies by serving on various working groups and/or focus groups. Assists the Circuit Librarian with designing and managing the library’s current awareness services. Performs all other tasks as assigned by the Circuit Librarian.

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is locate in the Reference Section, Serial & Government Publications Division, General & International Collections Directorate, Library Services. The Serial and Government Publications Division serves as a primary access point for a wide variety of serial collections and is responsible for the development and management of its custodial collections.

The position description number for this position is 132599.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Provides reference and instructional service to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, from written requests, or Internet 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.

Provides in-person reference service in a reading room, and responds to telephone, written and Internet requests. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. 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 in the Newspaper & Current Periodical Room under the direction of senior staff.

Provides basic legal and legislative reference services utilizing on-line and in-print resources. Inquiries are received by telephone, in person, or in writing. Identifies primary and secondary source legal information relative to United States federal and state legal and legislative proposals utilizing finding aids, on-line services, general and government publications, catalogs and directories.

Reviews a variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas by subjects, publication format or geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and formats.

Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Makes recommendations to fill in gaps in custodial collections. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation and regulations governing use and handling of custodial materials.

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.

Assists in the management of a limited size law collection within a larger library, such as legal research materials on federal laws, business and economics, or public administration; or a contractor reading room.

Participates in the formulation of plans for collection development limited to developing factual data, such as usage statistics for certain journals or books. Provides assistance in investigating minor library collections problems issues, or questions to recommend solutions or courses of action, such as recommending alternative titles to and the removal of titles from assigned portions of the Law Library reference collections.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity where needs are determined easily from interviews and written requests. Reviews the professional literature and reference guides, and makes recommendations for additions to the reading room reference collection and for library-wide licensed databases applicable to newspaper1 periodical, or government document reference service.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Analyst in Industrial Organization and Business (Industrial Innovation)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Industrial Organization and Business. The analyst will cover industrial processes focusing on advanced manufacturing. The candidate should understand all facets of these areas including the manufacturing sector and related federal policy concerns. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

Responsibilities
The analyst will cover industrial processes focusing on advanced manufacturing. The candidate should understand all facets of advanced manufacturing and the manufacturing sector and related federal policy concerns. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with industrial processes with an emphasis on advanced manufacturing and related federal policy concerns. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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

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

Analyst duties include:

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

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

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

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

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

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

Six Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Technology Services Librarian
Location: United States Courts of the District of Columbia Circuit

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Circuit Library of the D.C. Circuit is comprised of one headquarters library located in Washington, D.C. The Technology Services Librarian provides technical, operational, and customer service support in the equally weighted functions of legal resources procurement, cataloging, information discovery, creation of digital repositories, evaluation and implementation of emerging technology products, and creation of both traditional and innovative interactive user services, for the purpose of maintaining a well-organized and accessible court library system in the circuit. The Circuit Library serves the judges, law clerks, and court executives for the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and appellate offices. This is a full-time, permanent position.

Representative Duties

  • Manages subscriptions and prepare orders for the purchase of materials.
  • Catalogs and classifies materials utilizing the Library of Congress classification system.
  • Resolves acquisition issues and coordinates with vendors.
  • Monitors the library’s SirsiDynix Integrated Library System to ensure the integrity of the system’s data and the timely generation of accurate reports. When necessary, manages periodic system upgrades and troubleshoots occasional system errors.
  • Adopts and maintains discovery systems.
  • Improves user discoverability, staff usability, and intelligent collection development statistics.
  • Builds interactive experiences through websites, mobile apps, branded email, and electronic and physical newsletters.
  • Creates digital repositories.
  • Creates and manages metadata for digital collections.
  • Maintains current awareness of new and emerging technology resources to support the research and procurement functions of the Circuit Library.
  • Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations.
  • Assists in the delivery of digital services to all library users and library staff. Advises in all aspects of digital delivery needs, objectives, and capabilities. Assists with special digital projects, which includes addressing any unique issues related to digital products and services. Assists with the library’s intranet presence for the circuit.
  • Provides advice on the development of judiciary-wide policies by serving on various working groups and/or focus groups.
  • Assists with designing and managing the library’s current awareness services.
  • Performs all other tasks as assigned by the Circuit Librarian.
  • Required Qualifications

CL-27: Applicants must have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible and successful law library experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at CL-27.
CL-28: Applicants must have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible and successful law library experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at CL-28.
A comprehensive understanding of library operations and systems, including OCLC and SirsiDynix ILS or a similar integrated library system.
Experience in library technical services.
Knowledge of current cataloging principles and best practices.
Knowledge of legal research resources and legal bibliography. Familiarity with Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and other digital resources.
Knowledge of discovery products and other digital products relevant to the successful operation of a law library.
Excellent analytical skill, oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a committed customer-service orientation.
Effective training skills, utilizing both virtual programs and in-person training techniques.
Experience working with web design and electronic publishing software.
Desirable Qualifications

A second degree or certification in computer programming, web design, graphic design, or any other related technical area.
Knowledge of the federal judiciary’s financial accounting system (JIFMS)
Conditions of Employment

Applicants must be a United States citizen or eligible to work in the United States. Employees of the federal courts are excepted service appointments. Excepted service appointments are “at will” and may be terminated with or without good cause by the Court. All applicant information is subject to verification. The candidate selected for the position will be hired provisionally pending the results of a background investigation. Direct deposit of pay is required. Information about benefits is available at http://www.uscourts.gov/careers/benefits.

Position: Librarian (Technical Services)
Location: Government Publishing Office
Salary: $60,129 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington, District of Columbia

The Selectee will work shift 1 .

This position is located in Library Services and Content Management (LSCM), Library Technical Services (LTIS).

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Uses the Integrated Library System (ILS) , 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).
  • 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.
  • Serials Management: identifies information products that are serials and processes accordingly.
  • Under direction of the Administrative Librarian for Serials, works to resolve routine problems in serials control involving bibliographic records and holdings.
  • 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: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Loan and Reader Registration Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Loan and Reader Registration Section, Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 400742.

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

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

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

Plans, establishes, and directs library programs such as collection development, reference, and research. Serves as an expert in managing general reference and research methodology to effectively and efficiently provide information services to a diverse and demanding clientele. Manages the Reader Registration Team and supervises the Loan Team with the responsibility of overseeing Interlibrary Loan and service to Congress.

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and/or experts outside the agency, both domestic and international to resolve reference issues. Keeps abreast of new developments in reference and in scholarly methods, techniques, resources, and concerns.

Reports orally and in writing to the Chief on new trends in reference and scholarship, and recommends changes or improvements in the Library’s services to its users. Provide research services for users that involve not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating the information itself. Activities require substantial depth of analysis to access information. Serve as an arbiter of policies and regulations concerning the reading room. Provide technical expertise in a specific area or on operational procedures.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with scholars and academicians, librarians and other information specialists in order to share resources and information. Represents the Division in security planning that affects Division reading rooms. Provides consultative services with respect to use of informational services and products.

Plans and manages complex projects related to modernization of two major Library-wide systems called ILLiad/OCLC WorldShare and Reader Manager, working closely with senior staff in other service units such as OCIO. Serves as the principal contact and automation leader for two agency-wide systems. Reviews and edits the contract and implements upgrades on behalf of the 15 divisions that lend collection materials to other libraries. A recognized national expert in this field, the position manages the Reader Manager and represents 15 divisions with reading rooms; coordinates with senior IT staff and security contractors. Contributes to the IT Contingency Plan used to maintain access to the Reader Registration system.

Position: Conservator (Paper)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Paper Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 253063.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Serves as a conservation specialist in paper conservation. Responsible for most aspects of conservation treatment on a limited range of library materials with basic conservation needs that could display some degree of complexity. Demonstrates a growing knowledge, and continued development of highly refined manual skills and judgment concerning conservation treatment.

Assesses specific types of collections that have been designated by senior conservation staff to be surveyed for their preservation needs. Examines collection items to determine their condition and composition. Establishes written and photographic documentation of the object condition prior to treatment and drafts written treatment proposals for review by supervisor. Works in collaboration with senior staff to solicit and receive custodial division’s agreement on treatment proposal and later variance(s).

In the course of examination and treatment, performs specific chemical tests and analytical techniques under the guidance of senior conservation staff to identify and/or determine condition and composition of materials used in the composition and manufacture of library materials. Implements newly developed conservation treatment techniques if existing treatment options do not address the condition of the artifact sufficiently and reports results to the supervisory conservator. Interprets and incorporates the results of testing and analysis in condition reports and treatment plans based on an understanding of the chemistry of the materials and history and technology of their manufacture.

Participates in larger conservation or preservation efforts, including projects that involve other Division staff members, Preservation Directorate staff, interns, and volunteers, as well as representatives from custodial units, with varying skill and knowledge levels. Assists conservation liaisons to custodial units to assess short-term and long-term collection conservation needs and in the implementation of the annual work plan.

Provides data regarding production and other services to Supervisory Conservator in an continuing effort by the Conservation Division and the Preservation Directorate to provide information to the custodial units, the Library of Congress, members of Congress, and the public.

Position: Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Conversion Team, Digitization Services Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 169139.

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

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Candidates should have knowledge of international trade and finance, familiarity with the research process, and knowledge of the research materials and tools used in social science research.

Candidates must be able to work as part of a collaborative team and must exhibit the intellectual flexibility and broad research skills set that facilitate effective work across a wide spectrum of international trade and finance issues.

Illustrative programs of study include economics, public policy or related discipline with coursework in international trade and finance or equivalent work experience.

Strong research, writing, and presentation skills are essential; candidates with both qualitative and quantitative research skills, and experience using data visualization to inform research products and processes are especially urged to apply.

Duties include:

  • Reviewing and evaluating professional journal articles, agency documents, and other analyses for authoritativeness, relevance, and currency. Preparing abstracts of these descriptive and/or analytical materials, summarizing their key findings, methodologies employed, and other relevant information.
  • Participating in group efforts on research projects as a member of a collaborative team and undertaking research and data analytical tasks in support of the development of an array of analytical and descriptive products or components. Illustrative tasks might include: tracking congressional hearings and bills in specific areas; culling, synthesizing, and tracking state policies; fact checking and other quality control; building and maintaining a database of (specific) program authorizations and appropriations; and, for active legislation, developing and managing a database of amendments and conference documents.
  • Preparing materials for use at consultations, briefings, and seminars for congressional clients. Attending consultations, briefings, seminars, and outreach activities to gain familiarity with CRS’s information and analytic capabilities, recording questions, gauging audience engagement, and capturing audience suggestions for future sessions.
  • Creating and populating databases and spreadsheets, reformatting and standardizing data from different sources, and performing data input, calculations, and analysis. Training colleagues and/or instructing staff on the content, nature, and use of division data resources.
  • Formatting a range of tables, graphs, images, and other insertions to CRS products, reviewing and verifying this content for accuracy and completeness. Updating statistics in CRS reports or other general distribution products. Recommending quality control procedures and making suggestions to improve and enhance these insertions to CRS products.
  • Locating, extracting, collecting, and/or compiling quantitative data and other information; evaluating data for accuracy, relevance, authoritativeness, and usefulness; in some cases, cleaning and manipulating quantitative data through programming using SAS, STATA, or Excel.

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 308062.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Research Assistant, International Trade and Finance
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division (FDT) is seeking a Research Assistant to support a broad range of research tasks in its International Trade and Finance (IT) section. The selectee will support research analysts and managers in addressing congressional requests and in preparing CRS informational and analytical products by performing research, writing, data analysis, and other research support duties.

Responsibilities
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the science, theories, concepts, principles, issues, and/or practices of risk reduction and resilience policy related to natural hazards, such as drought, wildfire, coastal and inland flooding, extreme weather, and/or earthquakes. This includes knowledge of the science, technological approaches, history, trends, and current status of natural resources policy, with a focus on risk reduction and resilience from natural hazards, and interrelationships of federal programs and policies with the positions of key state, industry, academic, and nongovernmental stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research, able to identify implications of scientific data and draw appropriate conclusions, and familiar with policy related to issues of risk reduction and resilience related to natural hazards. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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

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

Analyst duties include:

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

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

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

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

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

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

The tour of duty for this position is full-time

The position description number for this position is 4748.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Applicants who are referred for interview will be required to submit a completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Electronic Services Librarian
Location: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the direction of the Senior Research Technology Manager, the Electronic Services Librarian is responsible for supporting firm access to electronic resources, including research request database support, resource and connectivity troubleshooting, online usage statistics analysis, and current awareness processes.  This position also develops and supports standardized processes involving the evaluation of new technology by researchers and appropriate internal groups, and identifies the devises improved protocols establishing and maintaining electronic services workflow operations.

Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility for upkeep and troubleshooting of Quest research request database, and serves as liaison with Quest technical support and internal IS as issues arise
  • Utilizing Quest, gathers statistics and creates reports in order to determine trends in the usage of resources in order to support digital collection decision-making and identify training opportunities
  • Using SharePoint, edits, builds, and maintains format and content of L&RS pages on firm intranet (Connexus), including organizing and enhancing practice specific content pages, developing more self-service functions using the L&RS pages and ensuring resource awareness; collaborates with members of the global team in this effort as well
  • Monitors functionality of content on Westlaw and Lexis’ e-libraries residing on intranet; with input from the research team, works directly with the vendors to ensure content is added or modified as needed
  • Looks for opportunities for and adds APIs to knowledge systems in order to increase efficiencies; conducts due diligence on APIs to ensure compatibility with internal systems
  • With input from the Senior Technology Systems Manager, establishes and standardizes current awareness processes/procedures, setting up alerts for news, litigation, legislation, etc in support of attorneys’ ongoing information needs; monitors and curates alerts utilizing news aggregators and other tools, working and coordinating related to this effort with designated global team members; works with Research Specialist on any issues related to access
  • Serves as liaison to NewsDesk and InfoNgen technical support and partners with internal IS on system improvements and issues related to current awareness tools
  • Works with Senior Operations Manager to gain proficiency with the Research Monitor (RM) internet tracking tool and serves as partner in monitoring and reporting usage; runs reports on usage trends; assists with establishing mobile functions of RM and rollout
  • Serves as liaison with vendor technical support and internal IS support
  • Keeps current on new technologies and applications; communicates to Senior Research Technology Manager on any that may be of interest to Firm to support practices
  • Schedules periodic testing and updating of links to e-resources; coordinates testing of new electronic information products with research team and other appropriate groups
  • Participates in LRS team meetings and calls
  • Establishes goals supporting the L&RS vision
  • Assists with broader knowledge management initiatives as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Expertise in the use of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Proven experience with process improvement and/or project management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of electronic information resources (databases, internet, e-books) and print resources
  • Facility with SharePoint
  • Facility with technical aspects of research request managers
  • Facility with statistical reporting
  • Knowledge of basic legal research processes
  • Familiarity with online legal research platforms: Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, and Wolters Kluwer’s Cheetah
  • Ability to deal professionally and communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with internal and external clients on all levels
  • Excellent organizational skills including ability to organize large amounts of electronic data and to make this data easy to search, retrieve, export and report from
  • Well-developed analytical and resourceful problem solving abilities
  • Proven ability to pay close attention to detail essential
  • Must be highly motivated, possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team with both local and geographically diverse staff
  • Must be flexible enough to adjust to changing projects and priorities
  • Requires the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled

Travel

No travel is required for this position.

Education/Experience/Certification

  • Master’s degree or equivalent required
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience with online reference and/or information systems, preferably in a law library
  • Law firm library experience a plus.

Benefits

BCLP offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance coverage, life insurance, and retirement plans.  We also provide eligible employees flexible time off plans including paid Parental leave, Paid Time Off (PTO), and paid holidays.

Position: Research & Knowledge Supervisor
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing.

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supervises the daily activities of the Washington, DC office R&KS professional staff both in the office and remotely.
  • Provides cost effective research services using databases, print sources, and outside sources.
  • Contributes to development and organization of research materials in the R&KS department.
  • Evaluates new and updated versions of online and print information resources.
  • Perfects research skills using online and print sources, incorporating new technology.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Monitors requests during off hours and coordinates with professional staff in all offices to complete pending requests.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Educates attorneys and professional staff about R&KS department services.
  • Conducts department orientation for new and lateral attorneys.
  • Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to select, maintain and update content for practice area websites.
  • Keeps attorneys aware of new developments in their practice areas.
  • Coordinates the payment of invoices for products and services for the Washington, DC  R&KS operations. Assists Manager in developing and monitoring the department budget.
  • Ensures current knowledge of Firm policies and practices for professional staff, current knowledge of industry trends, and continued professional development for professional staff.
  • Ensures appropriate professional staffing levels for R&KS department.  Participates in the interviewing, selection and training process for department professional staff on industry-specific and department processes.
  • Recommends and implements changes and improvements in methods and procedures for higher level management.
  • Monitors professional staff time, attendance, and expense reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with Firm policies.
  • Recommends and participates in disciplinary procedures in collaboration with the department Manager and Human Resources.
  • Effectively utilizes the Firm’s performance management process to communicate performance expectations, monitor performance, coach employees, and manage unsatisfactory performance.
  • Effectively addresses and resolves work-related problems and/or conflicts that arise among the department professional staff.
  • Communicates departmental guidelines and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Current knowledge of research and KM best practices, trends and techniques.
  • Thorough understanding of legal, business and related information sources.
  • Expertise using online research systems including: Deal Point Data, Securities Mosaic, ThomsonOne, LexisNexis, Westlaw Edge, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, Intelligize, Fastcase, PLI, etc.
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems.
  • Proven ability to use web page authoring tools.
  • Ability to effectively supervise others and employ coaching and problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to administer Firm policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of six years related experience in a legal or corporate information center with a minimum of two years supervisory or leadership experience.

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

Apply at this link: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/washington-dc/research-and-knowledge-supervisor#main-content

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing.

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

Required

  • Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a certificate in Law Librarianship

OR

Three years as a professional law librarian

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

Desired

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree

Apply at this link: https://www.libgig.com/careers/law-librarian-lac-group/a0E1H00001Nu1E3UAJ/

Position: Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist
Location: Digital Conversion Team, Digitization Services Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Conversion Team, Digitization Services Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 169139.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Responsibilities

Assesses program effectiveness or the improvement of complex digital conversion and management processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues that affect critical aspects of the major programs of The Library of Congress. As an expert on long-range planning, recommends and participates in developing strategies for Implementing planning for major digital conversion projects and programs. Recommends short- and long-range goals of the organization, develops detailed plans for implementing them, and oversees implementation of the goals in subordinate organizations. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends action to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate. Determines if adjustments or changes in objectives or emphasis are needed in organization functions. Recommends organizational or process changes to ensure maximum mission effectiveness in furtherance of the Library’s strategic goals.

Provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and problems associated with agency-wide IT programs. Researches new developments in library and information technologies, particularly as they apply to the electronic dissemination of information. Based on digital library trends, operations, and changing program requirements, identifies relevant issues to management. Collects, analyzes and evaluates relevant digital reference stakeholder, technical and programmatic information from varied sources inside and outside the Library and makes authoritative recommendations to management.

Supervises a group of employees performing work primarily at the GS-12 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the Digital Conversion Team. Provides administrative, technical and managerial support to the Director, Collections and Services, for the administration and management of digital conversion activities throughout Collections and Services Divisions.

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

Serves as advisor and principal liaison to the Director, Collections and Services on all matters pertaining to digital conversion activities and, as needed, other digital library initiatives under the purview of the Director. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Library management staff at multiple levels and across service unit lines on digital conversion and other digital library activities, in furtherance of the Library’s strategic goals. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, IT and digital conversion specialists in order to share resources and information. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Communicates with digital conversion specialists throughout the Library. Coordinates digital conversion activities with specialists in other Divisions. Directorates and Service Units. Works collaboratively inside and outside the project team and program areas to facilitate and encourage the development and implementation of institution-wide and national best practices and standards. Communicates orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical staff concerning multimedia digital service and access activities. Attends conferences/meetings to make presentations or for professional development to keep abreast of current trends in technology.


One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Library Collections and Services Group, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 112650.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

The Geography and Map Division is responsible for the acquisition, processing, preservation, duplication and reference servicing of the cartographic collections of the Library. These collections consist of maps, atlases, globes, three-dimensional objects, digital files, research collections, pamphlet collections and reference works pertaining to or describing the collections and the history of cartography globally. The Division maintains a fully equipped digital laboratory to handle the conversion of original cartographic objects to digital format. The Division maintains the Congressional Cartography Program directed to producing maps on demand for Congress, or through the Congressional Research Service. The Geography and Map Division is the largest map collection in the world. The reference librarian provides reference services in the reading room of the Geography and Map Division and serves under the direction of the Team Leader.

Plans and designs projects pertaining to inventories and information management (such as preparing catalogs, cartobibliographies, or printed or machine-readable inventories) to determine holdings and make collections data more accessible. Develops databases and determines available resources and most appropriate data to capture. Researches new methods applicable to projects and determines available resources and most appropriate methods to use. Writes and submits proposals requesting funding for projects, if necessary.

Provides reference services where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, from written requests or internet 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.

Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature and for cartographic records. Searches an automated database of bibliographic records. Inputs information into an automated data file. Prepares current awareness bibliographies based on user interest profiles. Clarifies vague requests for materials through the use of proper bibliographic tools. Verifies correct bibliographic citation for requested items. Performs extensive reference searches for materials that cannot be located. 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. Assist patrons with the specialized collections of the Geography and Map Division, using
knowledge of these collections, subject matter, and the patrons who require them.

Assists in the production of written materials on a specific subject matter. Examines material for conformity to proper style. Prepares written documents, including reports, articles, memoranda, and formal correspondence. Edits portions of documents or reports and assists in the development and presentation of the information. Analyzes changes to the various projects at hand and prepares reports of the changes for review.
Maintains personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and conducts tours. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in map librarianship, in the history of cartography, and cartography, and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

Two Positions: Washington, DC & Virtual

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:
Required

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

Desired

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Manager – Government Finance and Taxation
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $144,128 to $172,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking a Section Research Manager (SRM) for the Government Finance and Taxation Section within the Government and Finance Division. The Research Manager leads the Section in the development of policy research and analysis relevant to congressional needs, particularly as it relates to public finance, taxation, the federal budget, and small business.

Responsibilities
The Section Research Manager leads a team of policy analysts in the development of policy research and analysis for Congress. The section covers a broad range of issues related to public finance and taxation. This includes, but is not limited to tax policy, the federal budget, debts and deficits, small business, and the impact of federal policies on state and local government finances, and the economy more widely. The section’s work intersects with many related areas including economic development, housing, energy, education, health, the non-profit and charitable sector, and benefits to families and children.

Duties include:

Managing and supervising policy analysts, including communicating performance standards and expectations to staff, observing staff performance, giving feedback, and assessing performance;
Ensuring that the work results in objective, authoritative analysis with which the Congress can assess the consequences of legislative/policy options;
Proactively establishing relationships with committees of jurisdiction, building long-term relationships with clients, and taking initiative to seek out new congressional contacts for CRS;
Managing congressional requests, concerns, and needs in policy areas within the research management responsibility of the section;
Collaborating with other managers to ensure an integrative approach to the work by fully identifying significant policy problems facing the Congress, developing analytical approaches to address these problems, and applying appropriate resources; and
Performing special assignments as directed by the Assistant/Deputy Assistant Director.
Candidates with research and research management experience in issues covered by the Government Finance and Taxation Section and who have strong interpersonal skills and are capable of leading a highly motivated and talented research staff committed to providing Congress the highest level of nonpartisan, authoritative, objective policy analysis are encouraged to apply. Previous experience in writing, research, and analysis, and knowledge of congressional decision making and legislative process is desired.

Directly supervises 9-12 staff members in the Government Finance and Taxation Section of the Government and Finance Division and advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director. Leads staff toward meeting the Library’s and CRS’s vision, mission, and goals by managing performance, communicating effectively, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, building and maintaining relationships, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, thinking systematically and inspiring change. Exhibits commitment to the Library’s Supervisor Core Competencies.

Ensures that research and analysis is conducted in a fully collaborative manner both within and outside the section, reflects the congressional agenda, and is relevant to congressional policy making. Leads, plans, organizes and coordinates research, including major research projects related to sensitive or complex public policies of national or international significance, which are often multidisciplinary in nature. Ensures that research and analysis undertaken is of the highest quality and meets CRS’s standards of objectivity, responsiveness, non-partisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility. Reviews research to ensure that it complements other Service research and analyses; is accurate, well organized, and cogent; meets professional and service standards; adheres to CRS policy guidelines; and is responsive to the legislative needs of Members and committees of Congress. Establishes and maintains relationships with Members and committees of Congress.

Contributes to and assists in developing CRS-wide strategic goals and priorities. Communicates those goals and priorities to staff. Oversees the implementation of CRS-wide policies, procedures, standards and guidelines by staff. Effectively communicates management initiatives to staff and ensures that staff are able to acclimate to the changing needs of Congress and the CRS research community. Conveys to senior management information and concerns from staff.

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

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

Position: Archives Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $44,237 to $57,506 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Preparation Section of the Manuscript Division of the Special Collections Directorate of Library Services.

Responsibilities
As part of one of the largest manuscript repositories in the United States and in the world, the Preparation Section is key to the Manuscript Division’s mission of preparing for reader use material that encompasses the breadth and chronology of American history, including the papers of presidents, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, writers, scientists, inventors, business leaders, reformers, and prominent nongovernmental organizations. The Archives Technician works under the administrative supervision of an assistant head of the Preparation Section. Working also at times with the coordination of an archivist, the Archives Technician assists in or independently completes special projects identified by the head or assistant head of the section. He or she implements standards for accuracy and detail while exercising judgment, technical proficiency, and an understanding of the archival principles of arranging, describing, preserving, and securing rare and fragile material.

Performs arrangement and description work in a major body of records or personal papers. Assists in the preliminary review and handling of newly acquired papers or assigned collections. Assists in processing collections, including tasks such as removing duplicate material and performing preservation photocopying.

Applies descriptive information to collection material according to a prescribed plan. Assists in the compilation of container lists, inventories, finding aids, and other descriptive guides in automated format.

Performs the wide variety of interrelated steps and procedures required to preserve and maintain collection materials. Assists in the preliminary review of archival collections to determine physical condition and identify potential processing problems. Identifies and labels material for conservation and inventory control. Treats and houses material according to instructions, and performs duties such shelving, relocating collections, transferring collection material, and marking them for special identification or handling.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 137564.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position. Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Analyst in Asian Affairs
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 to $94,581 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT) seeks an Analyst in Asian Affairs focused on China, including Hong Kong. The ideal candidate is expected to possess and enhance over time the skills necessary to provide legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels. The analyst may support research undertaken throughout CRS.

Responsibilities
Prepares a variety of analytical, descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and written materials on subjects or public policy issues within the employee’s designated areas of responsibility to support congressional decision making.

Through personal consultation, assists committees, Members, and staff with consideration of legislative issues by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participates in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for committees, Members, and staff. Locates and provides information requested by Members and committees of Congress or their staff.

Applicants should have experience conducting sophisticated analysis of Asian affairs with a focus on China, including Hong Kong; knowledge of the U.S. legislative branch and its operations; and the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. The work can require rapid response to emerging policy issues during active legislative processes. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in Asian affairs and the ability to apply such knowledge in a legislative context. Professional experience analyzing or implementing policy and legislation is preferred. Strong research, analysis, writing, and presentation skills are essential, and applicants with an advanced degree in regional studies, international relations, national security policy, history, economics, foreign languages, or similar discipline are strongly encouraged to apply.

The analyst will prepare authoritative, objective, and non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background reports and other products that analyze Asian affairs; provide personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on Asian affairs throughout the legislative process; and participate in team research projects and seminars.

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 004746.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Head of Access Services
Location: Georgetown Law, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Head of Access Services oversees all operations of the Access Services department including circulation, reserve, interlibrary loan, the public patron program, media services, as well as planning and overseeing projects involving the physical collections of the law library, including shelving material, shifting the collection, planning the layout of the collection, and monitoring the collection’s use and growth. The Head of Access Services is directly responsible for establishing, implementing, and evaluating policies and procedures in the Access Services department.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Head of Access Services directly supervises 5 FTE staff members (4 full-time, 2 part-time) and indirectly as many as 15 student assistants; works closely with members of the Cataloging, Acquisitions, and Reference departments; and interacts with diverse groups and individuals outside of the library.  Duties include but are not limited to:

ADMINISTRATION OF ACCESS SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Supervision and Staff Development

  • Supervises, mentors, and develops Access Services staff by providing assistance and setting an atmosphere that promotes effective work performance.
  • Develops short- and long-term strategies for staff development and training.
  • Makes final personnel decisions for the entire range of employment actions.

Circulation

  • Oversees library circulation and reserve system, performs all circulation functions, processes notices and reports, resolves complex circulation problems, and assures documentation of policies and procedures and training staff.
  • Establishes, evaluates, documents, and implements circulation policies in order to deliver needed research materials and to promote equitable access to library resources.
  • Establishes, evaluates, documents, and implements interlibrary loan (ILL) policies in order to provide materials to other libraries through the ILL program; and coordinates with other departments as needed.
  • Manages the library’s circulation (fulfillment) module in ALMA, which includes collaborating with the Systems Librarian to make necessary adjustments and improvements to local settings, as well as providing feedback on consortium level settings.

Library Access

  • Works with library administration to establish hours of operations and access policies.
  • Ensures that policies, hours, and other access information are correct on the library’s website.
  • Serves as a contact point for people requesting access to the library and its services, and provides oversight of the library’s public patron program.

Physical Collection & Spaces

  • Oversees the print collection, including reshelving, incorporating new materials, inventories, and collaborating to resolve collection issues or problems with other departments.
  • Manages the planning of projects involving the physical aspects of law library’s print collection, including shelving, shifting, layout, and monitoring of collection use and growth.
  • Manages the overall operation and functioning related to media services, including supervising the media and photocopy assistants, and training personnel for this area.

Planning & Statistics

  • Develops and implements comprehensive plans, policies, and procedures for staff.
  • Meets and collaborates with other library units and departments in order to solve complex problems and review procedures.
  • Compiles and maintains statistics related to circulation, library use, and space as required by the ABA, ARL, US News, and other organizations or as needed for internal evaluation.
  • Analyzes and interprets these statistics and other information to forecast trends and plan for events.

COLLABORATION WITH OUTSIDE DEPARTMENTS

Georgetown and Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC)

  • Maintains a strong working relationship with the access services departments of other Georgetown libraries, especially to facilitate joint projects or services related to the library’s participation in the WRLC Consortium.
  • Serves on WRLC Consortium committees or groups and maintains relationships with WRLC access librarians.

Law Center Departments

Meets and collaborates with other units and departments in order to solve complex problems and review procedures. Examples include: Public Safety to ensure access for visitors, alumni, visitors, and researchers seeking to access the library and its collection; and the Registrar’s office.

SERVICE AND CURRENT AWARENESS

  • Participates in library committees and forums, search committees, and task forces to contribute to the over-all welfare of the library operations or to represent the unit.
  • As needed, performs for other departments or sections as part of library-wide efforts in cross-training and personal development.
  • 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; and serves in various leadership capacities within these groups.
  • Maintains current awareness of new technologies and library trends by following news sources and participating in workshops and classes.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • At least three years of library experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong service orientation
  • Ability to work under pressure and to set priorities
  • Integrated library systems experience (Alma preferred).
  • Interlibrary loan systems experience

Preferred

  • Juris Doctor from ABA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • Law library experience
  • Knowledge of legal materials

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Position: Research Specialist
Location: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are currently seeking a Research Specialist who will report to the firm’s Research Services Manager.

The position can reside in the Dallas, Houston, New York, Philadelphia or Washington, DC office.

The Research & Information Services department is critical to the firm’s day-to-day operations. Our Research Specialists are highly skilled in providing actionable intelligence which is used to make informed legal and business decisions.

We are looking for a forward-thinking, proactive, analytical and confident individual with impeccable research skills, business acumen, acute attention to detail, who thrives in a fast paced, strong team-oriented environment, and is passionate about the profession. The Research Specialist will have an opportunity to interact with members of the firm around the globe and have exposure to all types of legal and business work.

Key responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Analyzes and distills information to provide actionable intelligence from internal and external resources for the firm’s attorneys, marketing/business development teams, and additional business services teams.
  • Initiates and develops strong relationships with designated practice groups [Intellectual Property, Tax, Financial Restructuring and International Trade practices] in order to actively collaborate with stakeholders, promote the efficient use of resources, and work together towards common goals.
  • Monitor industry developments and curate intelligence in order to alert key stakeholders of critical legal and commercial events.
  • Partner with practice groups in the assessment of resources, identifying opportunities and making recommendations for purchase and cancellation.
  • Attend, initiate, and participate in team and practice group meetings.
  • Provide back-up coverage in the event of other department staff member absences.
  • Develop/Schedule and follow-up on training for attorneys, paralegals and others, including initial skills assessment and on-boarding processes.
  • Maintain awareness of current legal and business research materials, techniques, strategies and resources; build research skills in new areas of the law and new technologies.
  • Assist in resolving technical problems and issues, as appropriate.
  • Undertake work to support ad hoc firm and practice group initiatives, as assigned.
  • Handle administrative and other projects, as assigned.

Qualifications (Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • Master of Library Science degree [and/or] J.D. from accredited institution preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years law firm or relevant research experience.
  • Exceptional analytical and research skills including familiarity with the wide range of legal and business materials found across various practices.
  • Substantive understanding of legal and business resources literature, its organization and availability in a multitude of formats.
  • Familiarity with – and enthusiasm for exploring – emerging technologies, their licensing methods, and their uses in improving research service provision.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Confident and approachable manner when communicating with senior levels at the firm.
  • Desire to proactively seek out and disseminate additional information and analysis, beyond that which may have been requested.
  • Creativity of thought when seeking solutions, collaborating with stakeholders and working towards the firm’s common goals.
  • Energetic and highly-motivated work ethic, and the desire to constantly seek out ways to improve knowledge and processes.
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word, and document management systems.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion.
  • Demonstrates flexibility under pressure, and the ability to quickly and efficiently adapt to potentially competing priorities.
  • Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people in a team setting.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships within the department, practice groups, office and firm.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with clients, vendors and others outside the firm.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Commitment to professional growth.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP participates in E-Verify for purposes of verifying employment eligibility

To apply:

https://akingump-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=263&version=1

Please apply by April 2, 2021.

Position: Senior Research Analyst
Location: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Law Firm, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Under the direction of the Research Services Director, the Sr. Research  Analyst performs legal and business research and related services to remotely support the informational needs of the firm and its clients. The Sr. Research Analyst is part of a team of research professionals based in New York and D.C. This role also involves collaboration with other team members related to Knowledge & Innovation (K&I) initiatives including resource management and optimization. This position requires significant law firm experience in a research role and is based in northern California.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Essential Functions):

  • Performs all research required to assist lawyers and other firm personnel as well as external clients in obtaining information in support of the firm’s business. This includes undertaking complex research assignments requiring the utilization of specialized databases, legal and business information sources, web-based sites and print resources.
  • Markets and promotes awareness of Research and K&I service offerings.
  • Participates in the development of educational materials and leads instructional programs for lawyers and other firm personnel.
  • Assists in the continual evaluation of new research applications ensuring that the firm’s knowledge assets are sufficient to support the needs of the business.
  • Handles projects related to resource optimization and management including resolving basic resource access issues.
  • Works on special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Accounts for billable time by submitting diaries on a regular basis.

 JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Education and/or Experience

  • M.L.S. from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of seven years’ research experience in a law firm setting.

Competencies

  • Upper margin research skills with detailed knowledge of case analytical tools, IP and litigation court filings and dockets, statistical and industry resources as well as strong familiarity with legal and non-legal print and electronic research resources.

  • Demonstrated technical proficiency to resolve issues with the firm’s electronic resources management system or other such tools.
  • The ability to think of creative solutions to novel or difficult research assignments.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and customer service skills.
  • An effective collaborator with the ability to work well with staff at all levels of the firm. Self-starter with a strong time management skills so as to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently, many under tight deadlines.
  • Strong sense of urgency and professional dedication.

WORK REQUIREMENTS:

(i.e. Normal office hours, travel, offsite work, weekends, overtime, etc. (List hours/shifts)

Remote and located in California. Assigned primarily to support West Coast research operations as well as provide assistance to other firm offices,  Mon. thru Fr. from 9:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. (PST). Flexibility to work outside normal business hours when required. Travel Requirements: Ability to travel to the San Francisco as required. Travel to the NY office up to two times per annum is also required.

Disclaimer Statement
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of the work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Chief, Collections Management Division)
Location: Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 369363.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The Chief of the Collections Management Division (CMD) is the Library’s officer for planning, development and implementation of a program to ensure collections are securely and safely available from the time they enter the National collection and throughout their lifecycle. This includes maintenance of chain-of-custody throughout circulation, inside the Library’s premises and externally; safe and secure transportation of materials; and the development and oversight of storage facilities that meet appropriate security and preservation requirements. As a Chief in the Preservation Directorate, the Chief CMD is supported in these functions by the expertise of the Directorate’s other Divisions: Conservation, Preservation Services, and Research and Testing. Works closely with subject matter expert staff throughout the Library’s references, research, and collecting Divisions to develop the strategy, plans, and processes required to meet the Library’s user services goals, and works with offices throughout the agency to integrate collections space planning, security, and logistics with overall agency operations.

Serves as the Library’s expert responsible for space planning for collections Library-wide, both on Capitol Hill and other sites, and has delegated custodial responsibility for the general book collections, considered internationally significant in their research value, scope and importance. Serves as the Library’s security officer for the general collections and as a leader in developing and implementing security policies for the collections of the Library as a whole. Develops policies governing the provision of all or portions of items in the Library collections through loan of items themselves, and the provision of information other means such as electronic transmission. These programs reflect the Library’s responsibilities as the National Library in supporting and adequately reflecting current research and other needs of Congressional, governmental, and scholarly clients of the Library of Congress (LOC).

Performs the human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised, including the Assistant Chief CMD and subject matter staff of the CMD office. Establishes and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff members. Provides informal feedback and regularly evaluates staff on organizational performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters.

Serves as the primary advisor on library collections security, collections storage space, collections inventory management and stack management. Advises senior staff and officials at multiple levels of the service unit and agency on matters related to the management of the collections including issues of access, security, inventory control, space, retrieval and organization. Advises on the appropriate methods and techniques to use in order to achieve program goals and objectives. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies essential to the resolution of far-reaching strategic and operational goals.

Responsible for the formulation and administration of policies affecting the mission of the CMD, Library Services (LS), and the LOC in the areas of collections access, security, inventory management, logistics, and collections storage.Provides broad policy guidance to managers to ensure effective integration of operational resources involved in implementing CMD and LS programs and initiatives. Is responsible for implementing policy direction for cross-cutting initiatives that may require coordination among LS divisions and various components of the Library. Directs the development, planning, and implementation of policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging and/or critical Service Unit and agency programs and objectives.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with senior leaders in the Library and various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public.Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with management and officials at the LOC, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of LS and the LOC.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the CMD. Primarily responsible for the direction and management of inventory management, collections storage space planning and management, access, and security of the Library’s collections to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives of LS and the LOC. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends action to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Manager
Location: Sibley Austin LLP
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300 per year

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

This position can be located in our Los Angeles (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT), Chicago (11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT), Washington, DC (12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET) or New York (12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET) office.

The Research Manager works collaboratively to foster a team-focused, global research team. In the spirit of the firm’s Service Excellence Initiative, the Research Manager serves as mentor to all Research Team members, assisting in more complex research tasks, helping to understand legal topics and encouraging participation in professional and legal educational opportunities. The Research Manager will oversee and handle more involved or time-sensitive research requests, as well as manage the team for specific projects. The Research Manager will directly supervise and evaluate assigned research staff, while implementing standards and best practices of firmwide Library & Research Services.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for day-to-day management of the Research Team; consulting on requests that are more complex; mentoring team members for growth and development of research skills, legal and other topical knowledge.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate direct reports
  • Provide extensive legal, business, medical, and general research and analysis assistance to Library & Research Services users when needed in a team-styled environment.
  • Conduct orientations and training for attorneys, paralegals, and other firm staff; participate in planning and presentation of educational sessions; provide quick ‘on the spot’ training sessions as needed; participate in planning and presentation of educational sessions to Team Members.
  • Assist in the preparation of instructional and marketing materials, including research guides and competitive intelligence dossiers
  • Participate in collection development including evaluation of new databases, websites and print material
  • Contributes to the firm’s Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a ‘can do’ attitude to the internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.
  • Participate in professional associations and attend meetings and conferences to remain current on sources of information, trends in information delivery and best practices.
  • Weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on any special projects or any other duties as assigned by the Director of Research Services or the Firmwide Director of Library & Research Services
  • Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Education and/or Experience:

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a law library, concentrating on research services
  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience
  • Expertise with both print and online legal research platforms, including Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, and CCH Cheetah

Preferred:

  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, and other related technology tools
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
  • Able to quickly learn new technologies and then teach others
  • Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/DoOG5MI5eRVysgzLFjqgL

Position: Analyst in Environmental Policy (Climate Science)
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Environmental Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the history, trends, and evolving status of climate change science and related multi-disciplinary aspects of global change, human systems, and technological change. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

Responsibilities
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Environmental Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the history, trends, and evolving status of climate change science and related multi-disciplinary aspects of global change, human systems, and technological change. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with issues related to groundwater contamination prevention and response, interrelationships of groundwater contamination with federal programs, and aspects of surface water quality. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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

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

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

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

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

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 4748.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Federal Library and Information Center (FEDLINK) is an interagency organization of federal agencies established originally as the Federal Library Committee by the Librarian of Congress, at the behest of federal librarians and the Office of Management and Budget (The Bureau of the Budget).

Responsibilities
Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, cooperative partners, and other specialists in order to establish contracts and share information as well as to coordinate processes within FEDLINK and between FEDLINK and its partner companies and customer agencies. As a consultant, recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Regularly explains technical information to individuals or groups. Conducts workshops and orientation sessions for staff and visitors. Represents the organization at conferences, seminars and exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development and to represent FEDLINK and its membership. Serves as a liaison with companies in a specific subject area or areas, e.g. cataloging, Interlibrary Loan, or reference services. As assigned, serves as liaison to FEDLINK working groups, e.g. the FEDLINK Education Working Group; serves on other LC committees or task forces as the work requires.

Provides advice and instruction in the use of training methods and materials. Resolves complaints from trainees. Recommends additional aids to meet the needs of the training program. Resolves important and very specific issues that may arise in the training program. Adapts current methodologies and guidelines to accommodate unique training situations. Provides training to federal library staff and partner network staff at the FEDLINK training facility, at regional locations, or at individual member locations around the world. Travels to numerous locations in order to accomplish duties. Collects, organizes, and/or analyzes training success statistics. Monitors and develops plans to implement training goals and to assure achievement of learning objectives within the FEDLINK program. Recommends and contacts speakers for FEDLINK events. Provides initial intensive instruction and ongoing training of lower grade staff, temporary staff, and interns, reviewing and revising the work as needed. Presents papers at meetings and conferences.

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. Recommends new companies and service areas for the FEDLINK program. Revises existing technical specifications for statements of work to reflect changes in technology and practices. Serves as Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative for one or more areas of FEDLINK services, and as chair of technical panels evaluating proposals from vendors of library services. Identifies areas for improvement in established methods. Develops and shares new information sources. Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of requests. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts.

Writes and/or edits materials of a highly complex subject matter utilizing an extensive knowledge of a subject area to provide accurate interpretation and explanation of the subject. Analyzes and reviews the preparation and organization of complex projects. Performs the review of the preparation and processing for the final material being produced. Provides technical guidance and trains new staff or interns in processing large and difficult projects.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Section Head)
Location: Northeast Asia Section, Asian & Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Northeast Asia Section, Asian & Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services. The incumbent of this position serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work, overseeing the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians, and performing administrative and human resource management functions.

Responsibilities
Works cooperatively with the Asian and Middle Eastern Division Management Team to achieve ASME Division goals.

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, and independently plans, 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 organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. 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. Ensures the comprehensiveness and accessibility of library collections. Ensures that invoices and credits for library materials are received, entered, cleared, and approved in accordance with Library procedures and statutory requirements (i.e., the Prompt Payment Act). Ensures that vendor complaints and/or statements concerning non-payment are investigated and resolved promptly by appropriate personnel and offices; and for complying with audit requirements.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including section, division, and/or directorate members. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations. Solves problems in particularly difficult circumstances. Plans new or significantly updated methods of training, incorporating the latest in information technology. Prepares/edits instructor manuals, technical manuals, training manuals, or user manuals. Analyzes training needs at the section and division levels in order to identify or develop appropriate training. May also conduct formal classroom training as necessary.

Six Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Director, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Research Manager
Location: Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

The law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. has an immediate opening in our Washington, D.C. office for a Research Manager to join our national Library team. This position reports to the Manager of Library Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage the research services function of the Library Services Department to provide strategic information support to the firm, including determining research priorities and recommending new resources and tools

Recommend policies for research operations and for the use of research resources and tools

Plan, manage, and promote access to and use of research services, resources, and tools, including training initiatives

Supervise the Reference Librarians, including providing mentoring in research methods and skills and encouraging professional development

Provide research consultation and analysis, research project strategy, and manage specialized topical, legislative, docket, and regulatory monitoring services

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions)
Location: Securities and Exchange Commission
Salary: $130,364 to $218,671 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Office of Chief Data Officer is responsible for leading the development of SEC’s data management strategy and priorities; enabling data analytics to support enforcement, examinations, and policymaking; ensuring that the agency collects only the data needed to fulfill its mission and can effectively secure.

OCDO includes the Information Services Branch, which delivers information expertise and a high-quality portfolio of business, law, and finance resources to support mission critical work.

Responsibilities

If selected, you will report the Chief Librarian and serve as a Senior Librarian, specializing in acquisitions librarianship.

Typical duties include:

  • Serves as Senior Librarian with expertise in the fields of government contracting and procurement of data and information products and services.
  • Leads the Library’s procurement activities for data and information resources on behalf of the SEC nationwide.
  • Serves as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on data and information source contracts.
  • Understands the nature and content of the resources procured and also provides recommendations for the continuation or the cancellation of these resources.
  • Resolves complex acquisitions problems and applies knowledge of current issues and trends in data and information resource acquisitions to improve operations and services.
  • Develops and implements policies, procedures, standards and goals related to the procurement of data and information products and services to continuously improve efficiencies and workflow.
  • Tracks funds allocated, committed, and obligated and monitors the Library’s acquisitions budget.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Books Support Team Section, U.S. Arts, Science & Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate of Library Service. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control.

The position description number for this position is 128318.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Uses standard techniques to perform further sorting and distribution for items not destined for the collections. Identifies items for the Duplicate Material Exchange Program (DMEP), for the National Agriculture Library, for the National Library of Medicine, for surplus, and for discard. Records receipts for all formats (e.g., bound and unbound ink prints, microforms, CD-ROMs, and special formats) on the appropriate entry in online and manual files. Independently performs serials control activities in an online environment.

Updates entries in online and manual files. Resolves a wide variety of editorial problems such as duplicate entries, additions or changes to treatment and selection decisions, updates to reference or routing assignments, consolidation of holdings, and claims of missing items.

Performs copy cataloging for various materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Creates and revises bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Refers problems and items needing authority work to senior staff.

Shelflists materials independently, adjusting procedures as needed. Consults the shelflist or the appropriate classification schedule to verify whether the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Learns to identify possible errors in the cataloging process and then consults with senior personnel before correcting the problem.

Receives and accessions various types of materials. Searches collection data in large in-house databases. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the appropriate section, shelf, or individual cataloger. Creates labels for materials and performs other end-stage processing tasks as required. Routes accessioned and processed materials to the correct locations in the Library.

Communicates with a broad spectrum of clients regarding routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides forms and instructions for securing these services. Provides technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library services such as ISSN, Copyright, CIP, ISBN, U.S. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc. based on knowledge of these services and their differences. Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters.

Performs special searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data supporting various library functions for acquisitions and cataloging. Efficiently searches online databases such as LC/ILS, ISSN, and OCLC to locate records for materials in hand. Recognizes the need for appropriate alternative search strategies to locate records.

Uses automated tools, such as macros, preprocessors, and Cataloger’s Desktop to process titles. Enters data related to production into statistical or management databases and runs reports as needed.

Position: Library Technician (Collection Care Technician)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $39,684 to $51,592 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the General Collections Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate of Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 062252.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Follows unrelated procedures and methods to support preservation and maintenance functions for collection materials. Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for Library materials from the permanent research collections for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are inappropriate. Houses collections-level materials by hand using protective enclosures such as folders, envelopes, sleeves, folders, or polyester encapsulations.

Places collection-level materials in alkaline file folders and manuscript boxes. Safely removes materials from acidic binders or containers and places them in appropriate protective enclosures.

Performs basic repairs to collection materials, such as tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; tightening hinges; and repairing paper using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper. Humidifies and flattens materials as appropriate and constructs pockets to house material. Conducts treatment in a production environment by batching similar treatments.

Ensures equipment is in optimum working order. Orders needed supplies; troubleshoots equipment malfunction problems; and refers to service calls when appropriate. Participates in ensuring the safe operation of equipment. Equipment used may include board shears, guillotine cutter, book presses, computers, mounting presses, Velo-bind machines, ultrasonic or heat-welding equipment, box-making machines, fume hood, pressure and spray equipment for deacidification preparation or sewing frames.

Completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases and entering predetermined bibliographic information as prescribed by the appropriate rules for varying levels of cataloging.

Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of microcomputer operations and of designated microcomputer software packages for word processing, database management, graphic design, statistical compilations, and bibliographic production.

Participates in meetings and in individual and group discussions on a very limited basis. Participates on Library committees and/or task forces and contributes to the Library-wide disaster preparedness and response efforts. Makes very limited brief and uncomplicated oral presentations.

Under minimal supervision, prepares a variety of simple, routine written materials in support of the unit or office, such as form letters or standard response forms. Prepares and/or drafts general correspondence in accordance with established policies and procedures, and in accordance with specific instructions from the supervisor.

Performs routine editorial operations, such as verifying spelling, capitalization, and punctuation; and reading proofs. Performs simple typing duties not requiring speed, such as typing headings on cards, form letters, general correspondence, and memoranda.

Position: Analyst in Natural Resources Policy (Resilience and Risk Reduction)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will address natural resources issues with a focus on risk reduction and resilience policy related to natural hazards, such as drought, wildfire, coastal and inland flooding, extreme weather, and/or earthquakes.

Responsibilities

The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the science, theories, concepts, principles, issues, and/or practices of risk reduction and resilience policy related to natural hazards, such as drought, wildfire, coastal and inland flooding, extreme weather, and/or earthquakes. This includes knowledge of the science, technological approaches, history, trends, and current status of natural resources policy, with a focus on risk reduction and resilience from natural hazards, and interrelationships of federal programs and policies with the positions of key state, industry, academic, and nongovernmental stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research, able to identify implications of scientific data and draw appropriate conclusions, and familiar with policy related to issues of risk reduction and resilience related to natural hazards. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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

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

Analyst duties include:

  • Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.
  • Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.
  • Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.
  • Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.
  • Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.
  • The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
  • The tour of duty for this position is full-time
  • The position description number for this position is 4748.
  • The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
  • The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
  • This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
  • Applicants who are referred for interview will be required to submit a completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Analyst in Science and Technology Policy (Science, Technology, and Society)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Science and Technology Policy. The analyst will address science and technology issues related to the social and policy implications of emergent technologies and their adoption, such as response to disruptive technologies, the ethics of big data and algorithms, and the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence.

Responsibilities
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Science and Technology Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the sciences, theories, concepts, practices, issues, and/or principles of the social and policy implications of emergent technologies and their adoption, such as response to disruptive technologies, the ethics of big data and algorithms, and the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence. This includes knowledge of the history, trends, and current status of science and technology policy and interrelationships of federal programs and policies with the positions of key state, industry, academic, and nongovernmental stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative and qualitative approaches in research and familiar with policy related to science and technology policy, particularly the social and policy implications of emergent technologies and their adoption. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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

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

Analyst duties include:

  • Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.
  • Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.
  • Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.
  • Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.
  • Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.
  • The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
  • The Congressional Research Service, within the Library of Congress, is part of the Legislative Branch of the federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.
  • The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Although it is the Library’s policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

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

The position description number for this position is 4748.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Librarian (Law)
Location: Department of Justice
Salary: $60,129 to $94,581 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Library Resources Staff of the Executive Office of the Antitrust Division. The Antitrust Division Library operates within the Justice Department (JMD) libraries network and is comprised of a large body of antitrust specific materials and a consolidated collection of materials specific to the Civil Division, to be used by staff nationwide.

Responsibilities

  • The incumbent serves as a Librarian (Law) performing research in the fields of business, economics, and law, with a specific emphasis on company, industry, and legislative history research. Responsibilities include:
  • Responding to a full range of complex or difficult inquiries, including those in a new or highly specialized field of knowledge (e.g. emerging industries), those regarding historical materials that are difficult to identify or locate, or for information that involves legal or specialized terminology.
  • Utilizing a variety of complex technical and specialized databases and other diverse sources to provide extensive legal and legislative reference services.
  • Utilizing one’s own knowledge various published and unpublished sources and electronic databases to answer specialized and/or technical questions and inquiries from clients.
  • Developing topical resource directories.
  • Answering reference questions, locating and selecting appropriate sources and analyzing them.
  • Evaluating the authoritativeness, currency, and relevance of the specialized information available on particular topics, issues, or problems.
  • Compiling electronic and paper information packets for clients (i.e., literature guides, resource directories, bibliographies).
  • Assisting in the maintenance of the library collection (i.e., multiple formats of research materials on federal laws, business, and economics).
  • Reviewing the veracity of the online library catalog with regard to what is on the shelf; editing and verifying catalog records for conformance with collection and established cataloging policies.
  • Reviewing a wide variety of brochures, websites, catalogs, and other sources to recommend new items and sources for possible acquisition; determining the quality of materials acquired from different sources and the need for new subscriptions and renewals.
  • Monitoring the quality of preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards and specifications.
  • Teaching clientele about research tools through one-on-one or class instruction.
  • Developing and maintaining library web pages and electronic guides.