Five Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the German Section, Germanic And Slavic Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There may be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. For example, staff selecting and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language. The incumbent may use a specific foreign language to perform the following major duties.

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

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

Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the History and Military Science Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 132882.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Performs copy cataloging for a variety of materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Descriptively catalogs original materials where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Performs CIP verification independently. Completes cataloging data for publications initially cataloged as Cataloging in Publication (CIP) materials. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Performs 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). Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process promptly and independently, involving supervisor or designee on only the more difficult problems. Refers items needing authority work to librarians.

Shelflists materials independently, adjusting procedures as needed and verifying that the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Recognizes possible errors made in the cataloging process and then consults with senior personnel to correct the problem. Investigates and interprets authority records to ensure accuracy of series treatment, analysis, form of numbering, and call number. Communicates with a wide variety of patrons by telephone, letter, or electronic means regarding routine and non-routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides complex technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library and non-library services such as ISSN, Copyright, CIP, ISBN, U.S. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc., based on an extensive knowledge of these services and the differences among them. Exercises good public relations practices and demonstrates sound knowledge in soliciting and providing information. Demonstrates an understanding of the demands and attitudes of various interested and affected groups. Determines the best way of formulating requests and utilizes good judgment and discretion in the selection and presentation of the information. Is called on to deal with difficult patrons or callers or clients. Acts as a liaison for specific clients, negotiates and resolves problems, drafts original correspondence for specialized requests or explaining specific problems, prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters, etc.

Efficiently searches online databases, such as OCLC, RLIN, or an integrated library system, to locate records to use for copy cataloging, or to identify duplicate records or previously processed records. Searches names, uniform titles, series, and subject access points on bibliographic records to verify their existence in the appropriate Library authority files. Performs special searches of various on line catalogs to locate and/or verify bibliographic data for acquisitions functions. To identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems. Follows a substantial number of pertinent instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, etc.

Receives and accessions one or more special category materials. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the correct section, shelf, or individual staff member. Handles returns from the bindery. Performs end-stage processing for materials; creates labels for materials. Routes processed materials to the correct locations in the Library. Works closely with Collections Improvement Section or custodial divisions to resolve bibliographic problems raised during shelflist conversions, pinning-and-linking activities, and physical inventories of the collection.

Adopts a proactive attitude toward the flow of work within the team as well as toward individual workflow. Maintains awareness of deadlines and adjusts workflow to accommodate interruptions from patrons or staff with a variety of questions, requests, etc. that occur throughout the workday. As required, shares the workload of absent team members.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Digital Resources Division, Law Library, Library Collection and Services Group.
The position description number for this position is 414531.
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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

This position serves as a Digital Collection Specialist and is responsible for acquisitions, management of digital collections, project development, management, consultation, and liaison work.

The incumbent assists with the integration of digital and traditional library services through work on assigned projects involving digital reformatting and/or collecting original digital material.

Individually and in collaboration with IT and digital media experts, incumbent assists with program components that include design, implementation, and evaluation of projects, creation of digital images and post-processing functions, review of presentation of digital material, metadata and standards for content development, and models for information access and delivery. The incumbent liaises with various working groups throughout the Library involved in digital technologies and automated systems as they relate to digital reformatting and collecting original digital material. Assists with parts of a wide variety of complex projects for service and access of the Law Library’s digital media holdings. These collections span multimedia forms of expression including text, graphic, photographic, moving image, cartographic, and mixed media to include web content. Projects may involve one or more of the Law Library’s digital material collections intended to establish and/or enhance standards for collecting, creating, and maintaining digital material online.

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

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

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

Acquires and applies knowledge of techniques and methods relating to digital content management and digital projects. Proposes modifications to existing information practices, precedents, and techniques and adapts previous approaches to solve information, organization, and access issues related to digital content within the assigned task or workflow.

Position: Librarian (Canada/Oceania Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Curatorial Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 064765.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity to researchers where user needs are determined easily from interviews or written requests. Provides accurate, competent research guidance on the use and technical aspects of the visual materials collections. Examines publications, electronic resources, and trends in topics related to a specialized field. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Assists in preparing finding aids and related written products describing collections.

Prepares basic and standard responses to written, telephone, or electronic media inquiries. Assists with the full range of curatorial duties, including reference, processing, preservation, publication,and exhibition work. Identifies and provides basic curatorial documentation on items and collections for purposes of preservation, processing, and cataloging. Monitors condition and preservation needs of items in the collections. Assists with special reference service, such as unprocessed collections.

Sees to arrangements for new acquisitions or donations. Researches visual works identified for possible acquisition. Proposes works for possible acquisition. Helps maintain contacts with donors and potential donors, including correspondence and phone communications. Arranges for delivery of objects. Prepares listings of new items.

Conducts research using established methods. Researches visual collections, searches published and unpublished sources to complete cataloging, establish provenance, answer public inquiries, provide research support for exhibit/publication projects, and otherwise contribute to the accessibility and wider availability of the collections, etc. Compiles background materials under the direction of a curator to inform the interested public (government officials, scholars, publishers, writers, learned societies, etc.) of the Library’s resources and services and to support special exhibit and publication projects. May participate in professional associations.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Administrative Specialist
Location: United States Tax Court
Salary: &72,750 – $94,581

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

POSITION SUMMARY

The position is in the library of the United States Tax Court. The incumbent performs a variety of technical and professional duties providing service to the Judicial and administrative staff of the Court. The incumbent reports directly to the Supervisory Librarian and plays key roles in both verifying and projecting library expenditures in current and future fiscal years as well as creating online tools to provide end user interfacing with library products and services.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Support

  • Work independently using various modules of the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) to input and edit item records for print materials received daily. Establish frequency pattern in ILS for both regular and irregularly printed publications and program alert notifications for any missing or overdue items. Run SQL reports to identify and claim missing materials.
  • Work under the direction of the Technical Information Specialist in editing bibliographic ILS records to include virtual, static, or internal links.
  • Work independently uploading digital objects into the home page of the library’s ILS as well as providing links to services and objects. Maintain library webpages.
  • Use a variety of tools including but not limited to the Library’s ILS, digital repository, AWS cloud contents and Court’s document management and collaboration platform to display virtual, static, or internal links to digital objects, online resources, and services.
  • Effectively link each bibliographic item record for a print item in the catalog module of the Court’s ILS to a third-party vendor’s RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) system.
  • Track and maintain inventory in the library, satellite collections, chambers, and offices. Order materials for distribution in 39 field courtrooms.
  • Responsible for the Court’s bookbinding process, completing all necessary forms (e.g., SF-1, SF-2511) for signature. Independently work with GPO contracted bindery company on binding specifications. Choose and arrange all journals for binding, gather materials, set up appointments, and maintain contact with bookbinders. When the orders are complete, check for accuracy and prepare library volumes for shelving.
  • Work directly with library contractors ensuring tasks are performed in accordance with any agreement entered by the Court.
  • Responsible for maintaining the appearance and order of library stacks according to Library of Congress classification system and Librarian directives; some filing of supplements and treatise updates required.
  • Provide subject-area reference services and information searches for Presidentially appointed Judges and other Court personnel by performing searches in response to specific requests, locating and selecting information from a broad range of current and retrospective resources. Guide Court personnel in the use of internal and external resources.
  • Create digitized materials from the Court’s physical collection and incorporate external digitized products from outside sources into the digital initiative project. Apply library science
  • principles of hierarchy and relationship to verify that material is created and displayed in a logical data set and subset organization. Under the direction of the Technical Information Specialist upload material to appropriate repository and provide user friendly access to such objects.

Procurement/Budget Support

  • Perform a full range of pre-award (e.g., Requests for Information, Requests for Proposals) and post-award library contracting and procurement duties as well as manage post-award contract administration to ensure compliance with contracted obligations.
  • Reconcile receivables with purchase orders in both ILS and Court financial programs.
  • Responsible for budget projections and formulation by compiling, consolidating, checking, and arranging funding data in requests to cover projected annual operating expenses into specified categories.
  • Maintain information on vendors fulfilling terms of agreement in a centralized system. Alert Supervisory Librarian for any need to modify an existing contract and provide adequate time to restart the bidding process after agreement/contracts are near fulfillment.
  • Respond directly to the Director of Finance regarding purchase order inquiries, de-obligations and projections. Verify any de-obligations with vendors before releasing them to the Director of Finance.
  • Responsible for the purchase of all print and non-print materials, online systems and supplies using appropriate Court procurement procedures. Review and approve all invoices for accuracy and proper receipt of materials and services. Ensure invoices reflect the proper performance period and review statements that reflect obligations, payments, corrections, and adjustment of all library acquisitions. This includes, among many other vendors, rider materials from GPO Circulars and rider contracts negotiated by the Administrative Office of the US Courts.
  • Hold government purchase card for library acquisitions and is responsible for purchase card purchases and reconciling purchase card statements.
  • Provide guidance to chambers/offices regarding budgets determined by the Chief Judge. Track costs, explain pricing to chambers/offices and maintain the preset spending limits. Any variations are reported to the Supervisory Librarian.
  • Serve as principal liaison with publishers and other vendors for ordering materials, maintaining records of titles, prices, and expiration dates. Initiate claims of missing items in a timely manner. Obtain credit vouchers when appropriate and use them within specified time as dictated by Federal procurement laws. Negotiate directly with publishers during times of limited appropriations to pay for annual subscriptions on a prorated basis.
  • Responsible for creating reports and spreadsheets which analyze material costs. Conduct cost comparisons and evaluate the impact on the Court’s budget from anticipated pricing models. As with all positions at the U.S. Tax Court, other duties may be assigned.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Russia Section, Germanic And Slavic Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There may be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. For example, staff selecting and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language (See attached listings of approved languages). The incumbent may use a specific foreign language to perform the following major duties:

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

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

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

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Librarian (Braille Music)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Music Section of the Patron & Network Engagement Division in the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled Directorate is seeking a Librarian (Braille Music). This position is part of the Library Collections and Services Group at the Taylor Street Annex Building.

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.

The position description number for this position is 137754.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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.

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Foreign Law Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Division I, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 378650.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocations expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The Foreign Law Specialist position is located in the Global Legal Research Directorate in the Law Library. The employee in this position serves as a Foreign Law Specialist for the Law Library of the Library of Congress. The Foreign Law Specialist is responsible for providing research, advice and assistance on foreign legal issues, questions, or situations to the United States Congress, Executive Branch Agencies, the Judiciary, and foreign law reference services to other constituencies, including the general public. In that capacity, the Specialist conducts legal research and analysis and prepares or contributes to legal opinions, briefs, reports, memoranda, and comparative analyses related to the laws and legal systems of assigned jurisdictions in Canada and Caribbean nations. The incumbent will respond to inquiries related to legal developments in assigned jurisdictions and international organizations where countries of assigned jurisdictions in Canada and Caribbean nations are members. In addition, the Specialist assists in the development of the Law Library’s online products and recommends acquisitions to the Law Library’s collections related to the assigned jurisdictions.

Performs a variety of foreign law research and provides reference services at various levels of complexity in regard to assigned jurisdictions in Canada and Caribbean nations. Conducts legal research using printed, on-line, and other sources of information. Uses knowledge of sources of legal information, legal research methodology, and experience in legislative analysis to assist in the development and production of the Law Library’s legal information systems. Participates in developing, producing, and promoting the Law Library’s online products and services.

Prepares written reports for a wide range of legal inquiries where assignments cover conventional problems, questions, or situations and historical issues within assigned jurisdictions. Produces reports and other documents individually or as part of a team. Conducts scholarly work and prepares publications, presentations, and legal bibliographic materials related to assigned jurisdictions and/or area of subject matter expertise.

Surveys the Law Library’s collection for assigned jurisdictions to identify deficiencies. Makes recommendations on the acquisition of needed materials and searches the catalogs and collections for law items under consideration. Reviews and selects all materials received in the Law Library on assigned jurisdictions. Assists with the development and technical processing of the collections within his/her areas of specialization where conventional problems, questions, or situations arise. Performs other functions relating to the development and maintenance of foreign legal collections for assigned jurisdictions in the Library.

Provides advice and assistance to the staff of the United States Congress, Federal agencies, and U.S. Courts on conventional foreign legal issues, questions, or situations. Provides advice on foreign laws and collaborates with various staff on issues relevant to the mission of the Law Library of Congress. Provides reference on laws of assigned jurisdictions to LOC patrons. To enhance the exchange of legal information, develops and maintains professional relations with colleagues in the United States and abroad.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Circulation Manager
Location: American University

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Summary/Objective
The Circulation Manager provides coverage and supervision of the circulation desk for all hours that the Pence Law Library is open. This position manages the operation of the circulation department in conjunction with the other circulation manager(s) and the access services librarian This position will be trained to use all appropriate features of the Library’s Integrated Library System, ALMA. The Circulation Manager provides direct supervision for part-time, non-student staff.

Essential Functions

  1. Staffing the circulation desk, including:
  • Performing circulation desk duties;
  • Providing basic directional and information assistance;
  • Finding and retrieving materials for library staff and patrons;
  • Providing direct supervision for part-time non-student staff
  1. Circulating library materials and helping patrons access and navigate library collections and resources
  • Identifying, processing, weeding and circulating the course reserve collection
  • Promoting library materials and services
  • Assisting with accessing materials in all of the library collections, including the library’s special and archival collections
  • Maintaining special collections and displays
  1. Supporting resource sharing through ILL and the WRLC consortium service
  • Preparing and processing loan requests and ensuring materials successfully transit through the ILL and WRLC consortium systems
  1. Maintaining and improving the condition of the library collection and its accuracy in the catalog and other finding aids, including:
  • Shelving of items to ensure the collection is orderly and available;
  • Identifying issues with inventory, item records, physical condition, spine labels and signage
  • Carrying out procedures to identify and reconcile lost, damaged and overdue materials
  • Participating in collection shifting and relocation projects
  • Collaborating with the Access Services and Technical Services librarians on collection related workflow
  1. Ensuring that library space is properly configured and the physical collection is arranged to allow for an optimum learning environment
  2. Working with the Access Services Librarian to create, modify and enforce library policies and procedures:
  • Completing circulation related database maintenance correspondence with patrons
  • Maintaining user, item and circulation records
  • Creating/updating training, tutorials, guides, webpages and signage
  • Maintaining department documentation, files and supplies
  1. Preparing and providing regular reports on circulation and interlibrary loan transactions, library use, seat count, and other departmental activities; generates statistical reports as necessary or requested
  2. Performing special projects, engaging in meetings and other duties as assigned
  • Supervisory Responsibility
  • Each Circulation Manager supervises at least 1 part-time, non-student staff member.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Two years of library experience is required.
  • Preferred Education and Experience
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • Training in basic legal research, a paralegal certificate, or equivalent experience is a plus. Experience with Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint, Office 365 and other Office products is preferred.
  • Experience with library automated systems is preferred. Experience with the Ex Libris ALMA Integrated Library System is a bonus.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Advanced proficiency with basic computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and searching online databases is required.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must have the ability to multitask.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, tact and diplomacy while interacting with students, faculty, university staff, management, other stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail and strong communication skills are essential.
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the South America Section, African, Latin American, and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 173746.
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, complex, or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Performs copy cataloging for a variety of materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Descriptively catalogs original materials where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Performs CIP verification independently. Completes cataloging data for publications initially cataloged as Cataloging in Publication (CIP) materials. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Completes routine authority work; consults with librarians for more complex headings; and refers problems to librarians. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Performs 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). Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process promptly and independently, involving librarians or the section head on only the more difficult problems.

Under appropriate review, performs collection development tasks including examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections.

Independently performs all aspects of acquisition support work, which includes the acquisition of material by exchange, gift, approvals, Copyright, and the most complex order creation and invoice processing. For recommended materials to be acquired, searches reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases. Processes cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records. Assists in determining if material needs to be claimed and issues appropriate claims to suppliers. Sorts and distributes 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.

Communicates with a wide variety of patrons by telephone, letter, or electronic means regarding routine and non-routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides complex technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library and non-library services such as ISSN, Copyright. CIP, ISBN, U.S .. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc., based on an extensive knowledge of these services and the differences among them. Is called on to deal with difficult patrons or callers, e.g., library donors. Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters, etc. Determines the best way of formulating requests and selecting and presenting information.

Efficiently searches online databases, such as OCLC, RUN, or an integrated library system, to locate records to use for copy cataloging, or to identify duplicate records or previously processed records. Searches names, uniform titles, series, and subject access points on bibliographic records to verify their existence in the appropriate Library authority files. Performs special searches of various on line catalogs to locate and/or verify bibliographic data for acquisitions functions. To identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems.

Receives and accessions one or more special category materials. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the correct section, shelf, or individual staff member. Handles returns from the bindery. Performs end-stage processing for materials; creates labels for materials. Routes processed materials to the correct locations in the Library. Works closely with Collections Improvement Section or custodial divisions to resolve bibliographic problems raised during shelflist conversions, pinning-and-linking activities, and physical inventories of the collection. Follows a substantial number of pertinent instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, etc.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: Environmental Protection Agency
Salary: $87,198 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Data Gathering and Analysis Division, Prioritization and Informatics Branch.
If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.
About the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-chemical-safety-and-pollution-prevention-ocspp

Responsibilities

You will:

  • Modify standard computer-based files used for storage and retrieval of technical data and information;
  • Evaluate and adapt precedents to meet information requirements for the Branch and Division;
  • Modify and adapt databases to fill special needs for information from previous approaches to similar problems or projects;
  • Adapt automated systems to solve a variety of information organization, access and dissemination problems;
  • Serve as a Contracting Officer Representative/project officer and manage various contracts;
  • When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently as your career progresses.

You will spend 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

Position: Library Technician (Binding)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $39,684 – $51,592

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Processing and Preparation Section, Preservation Services Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 330069.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocations expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The incumbent works under the direction of the Head, Library Binding Section performing item assessment, binding preparation, quality assurance, packing and unpacking moderately heavy shipping containers, and shelf preparation for the Library’s collections.

The Binding Technician performs the routine tasks associated with monograph binding preparation activities under close supervision. These tasks include providing the contract binder with complete bibliographic information, concentrating on routine monographic materials requiring call number only.

The Binding Technician performs the routine tasks associated with quality assurance activities under close supervision. These tasks include conducting quality assurance of completed bound volumes for accurate ILS representation, stamping, style and defects in workmanship; primarily inspecting less complex materials (e.g.: unlettered monographs) and inspecting a smaller number of moderately complex materials (e.g.: lettered monographs) with guidance. Directs problem items to more senior Binding Technicians for review and appropriate action.

The Binding Technician performs routine tasks associated with assessment, shelf preparation, shipping and receiving activities under close supervision. These tasks include in a training capacity packing and unpacking shipping containers. Accurately counts and organizes items for shipping and receiving, and performs security scan on received items. In a training capacity staff sort materials delivered from cataloging and custodial units and conduct labeling tasks by affixing call number labels. Accurately identifies items in need of deacidification through pH testing.

Position: Librarian (Portuguese-Language Reference Librarian)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Hispanic Reading Room, Hispanic Section, Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

Responsibilities

The divisions in Collection and Services are the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the non-English-speaking world. Reference librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions. Clients include Congress, foreign and U.S. Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Librarians respond to inquiries that are received in person, by telephone, by correspondence and by electronic media.

Divisions have extensive custodial responsibilities and reference librarians are responsible for collection maintenance and preservation, as well as the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of collections in their field of expertise. Reference librarians also produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, scholarly programs and colloquia on topics in the areas of their divisions.

Reviews various brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition to develop collections in areas of subject of geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and writing systems.

Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation, and service of 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 in the collection.

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

Provides in-person and telephone reference services in a reading room. 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 to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections under the direction of senior staff.

Coordinates the acquisition of items of limited technical complexity, or those easily acquired. Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify out-of-scope materials.

Maintains liaison with recommending officers and subject specialists to coordinate acquisition of materials. Provides proper purchasing information and correct bibliographic identification to dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, exchange partners, etc. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials.

Identifies foreign and international print and electronic resources in a field of specialty to address user needs that are easily determined from interviews or written requests. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Prepares and updates standard guides to specialized collections and resources.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The position description number for this position is 012535.

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: Records and Information Management Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,630 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is locate in the Records Management Division, IT Quality and Performance Management Directorate, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
The position description number for this position is 382040.
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, compflex or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Serves as a subject matter expert in records management and assists staff and management in all aspects of the agency-wide Records Management Program. The incumbent performs records management work which includes planning, controlling, directing, organizing, training, promoting, and other activities involved with respect to records creation, records maintenance and use, and records disposition in order to achieve adequate and proper documentation of the policies and transactions of the Federal Government and effective and economical management of Library operations.

Advises managers and staff on records management issues ranging from basic operations to the most complex and/or sensitive matters, and recommends courses of action for resolution. Maintains access to confidential business information related to employees and management decisions, including the records of the Librarian and senior management.

Oversees, reviews, and analyzes records and information management (RIM) functions. Modernizes records management functions by managing the transition of Library paper records to electronic records. Administers the Records Management Program to align with the Library’s business and mission needs. Collaborates with the Library’s Senior Administration Official (SAO) for Records Management, Office of the General Counsel (OGC), and other Library staff on matters relating to RIM. Establishes and assesses RIM practices to ensure they support the principles of transparency and information sharing throughout the Library and Government. Provides advice and guidance to Records Liaisons and staff on RIM lifecycle requirements. Provides policy and governance on the use of records management tools to ensure best practices and Library compliance with Federal statutes and NARA guidance. Manages the storage and retrieval of inactive records, and coordinates the proper disposition of records consistent with the Library of Congress Records Schedule (LRS) and Government-wide policies and procedures.

Writes administrative correspondence, memoranda, policies, procedures, and reports related to various responsibilities of the Records Management Program. Develops metrics for the Library’s Records Management Program and ensures sound information governance and accountability measures are in place. Maintains and reports
statistics on the Records Management Program’s and the Library’s RIM activities and performance measures to the Library and/or to NARA.

Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and best practices in records management. Develops recommendations and procedures to implement these changes. Develops and conducts periodic RIM quality control reviews, compliance audits, risk assessments, and surveys to measure the effectiveness of electronic systems and for general Records Management Program improvement purposes.

Analyzes RIM business processes and provides recommendations to improve workflow and create efficiencies by making use of automated tools, systems and technology.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Information Resources Senior Associate
Location: NERA Economic Consulting (Washington DC or Chicago, Illinois)
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

We have an immediate opening for a full-time Information Resources Senior Associate in our Washington, DC or Chicago office. Consideration for other East Coast locations is possible (Boston, NYC). This is an exciting opportunity for a creative thinker who has vision and enthusiasm to join a global Information Resources team with an established and expanding firm.

Description and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Associate Director, Global Information Resources, the qualified candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work with global consulting staff on a wide range of research projects using information tools and proprietary databases to provide information for client projects and business development initiatives
  • Provide quick solutions and in-depth research, current awareness services, competitive intelligence and special research to support NERA’s consulting staff
  • Work with NERA information resources team members from other regions and offices to continue to build a global research function through sharing work and experiences
  • Help educate consulting staff on research issues and train them on end-user products
  • Assist in marketing and developing information services to NERA staff globally
  • Work on special projects as assigned

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in one of the following is required: information/library science from an accredited program or Masters (MBA) in business or economics; undergraduate degree in economics or finance would be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a research environment providing business/corporate, and financial information is required.
  • Good understanding of the US legal system and a minimum of 2 years’ experience conducting Legal Research using tools such as PACER, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law, is required.
  • Understanding/knowledge and experience with database services such as: Bloomberg, CapIQ, FactSet, Refinitiv, DataStream, S&P Global Market Intelligence, BvD Orbis, legal databases (LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law).
  • Experience searching academic/literature/news databases such as Factiva, LexisNexis, Econlit, ProQuest, Dialog, Business Source Corporate, Hein Online.
  • Ability to prioritize, problem solve, respond quickly to requests and handle a workload requiring creative, analytical, evaluative, accurate, and interpretive thought processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the Securities Finance industry is an advantage.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and SharePoint.

The qualified candidate must be able to work Monday through Friday, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, and additional hours as needed, to meet time-sensitive deadlines. Qualified candidates will be driven self-starters and be comfortable with face-to-face interactions with colleagues at all levels.

We offer a competitive salary, including an excellent benefits package. To apply, please create your profile and submit both a cover letter and your full professional CV.

For more information about NERA please visit our website (www.nera.com).

NERA Economic Consulting is an international firm of consulting professionals providing economic, financial, and statistical advice, research, and analysis. Our clients include multinational corporations, the world’s leading law firms, governments, and U.S. regulatory agencies. Our team of roughly 600 professionals operates in 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia / Pacific.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the South America Section, African, Latin American, and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 173746.
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, complex, or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Performs copy cataloging for a variety of materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Descriptively catalogs original materials where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Performs CIP verification independently. Completes cataloging data for publications initially cataloged as Cataloging in Publication (CIP) materials. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Completes routine authority work; consults with librarians for more complex headings; and refers problems to librarians. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Performs 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). Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process promptly and independently, involving librarians or the section head on only the more difficult problems.

Under appropriate review, performs collection development tasks including examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections.

Independently performs all aspects of acquisition support work, which includes the acquisition of material by exchange, gift, approvals, Copyright, and the most complex order creation and invoice processing. For recommended materials to be acquired, searches reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases. Processes cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records. Assists in determining if material needs to be claimed and issues appropriate claims to suppliers. Sorts and distributes 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.

Communicates with a wide variety of patrons by telephone, letter, or electronic means regarding routine and non-routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides complex technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library and non-library services such as ISSN, Copyright. CIP, ISBN, U.S .. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc., based on an extensive knowledge of these services and the differences among them. Is called on to deal with difficult patrons or callers, e.g., library donors. Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters, etc. Determines the best way of formulating requests and selecting and presenting information.

Efficiently searches online databases, such as OCLC, RUN, or an integrated library system, to locate records to use for copy cataloging, or to identify duplicate records or previously processed records. Searches names, uniform titles, series, and subject access points on bibliographic records to verify their existence in the appropriate Library authority files. Performs special searches of various on line catalogs to locate and/or verify bibliographic data for acquisitions functions. To identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems.

Receives and accessions one or more special category materials. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the correct section, shelf, or individual staff member. Handles returns from the bindery. Performs end-stage processing for materials; creates labels for materials. Routes processed materials to the correct locations in the Library. Works closely with Collections Improvement Section or custodial divisions to resolve bibliographic problems raised during shelflist conversions, pinning-and-linking activities, and physical inventories of the collection. Follows a substantial number of pertinent instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, etc.

Position: Librarian (Senior Digital Collections Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position serves as the Senior Digital Collections Specialist and is located within the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate in Library Services.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The position description number for this position is 349876.

Responsibilities

Coordinates, determines, and manages projects for digital collections. Serves as a technical expert in the planning, management, and execution of digital collections workflow/lifecycle management projects. Acts as an expert on special projects, and advises management on issues. Plans, tests, and executes projects that involve acquiring, describing, storing, and providing access to digital content for which the section has curatorial responsibility. Serves as a project leader for content transfers and processing from varied acquisitions sources including, but not limited to, content on tangible media, web archived content, and data sets. Plans for new digital acquisition streams, and is responsible for their implementation using new or existing workflows. Identifies opportunities for improving the performance of existing streams and workflows, and implements new tools and processes as appropriate. Ensures that assigned projects are completed on time and achieve the desired objectives.

Within the broad framework of program strategies and goals, identifies or contributes to the development of innovative tools and processes for the management and preservation of digital collections. Serves as a senior technical expert, trouble-shooter, and consultant for digital content management work carried out by the section. Develops workflows for new content streams. Works with division staff to define, develop, implement and monitor plans for the lifecycle management of digital content that is the responsibility of the section. Works with division staff and content providers to define and test efficient data movement procedures, establish effective and robust operational processes, and coordinate among stakeholders. Work is carried out in an environment of continual change, where digital content types and content sources are rapidly expanding, and the Library’s technical environment, as well as supporting tools and services, are in a state of flux.

Using knowledge of digital libraries and technical solutions, provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and problems associated with digital lifecycle management: Identifies and applies new analytical techniques to address situations that are unique or not previously encountered. Researches new trends and developments in library and information technologies, particularly as they apply to digital content preservation and lifecycle management.

Based on digital library trends, operations, and changing program requirements, identifies relevant issues to management. Collects, analyzes, and evaluates input from stakeholders and makes authoritative recommendations to management.

Provides expert guidance in the resolution of complex problems or issues impacting digital lifecycle programs. Analyzes and participates in the development of appropriate guidelines, standards, and mechanisms for digital content management.

Serves as an expert advisor on digital content management practices. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff at multiple levels throughout the service unit and across the Library, as well as with those in the larger digital content management community. Coordinates digital workflow activities with specialists in curatorial units throughout Library Services, the Law Library, and the Office of Chief Information Officer.

Provides advice and training to more junior members of the section, and to staff in stakeholder and curatorial units. Communicates orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical staff concerning digital collections lifecycle management, and contributes to shared information resources. Works collaboratively inside and outside the project team and program area to facilitate and encourage the development and implementation of institution-wide and national best practices and standards for digital content management.

Position: Supervisory Librarian, Head, Business Reference Section
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 – $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Science, Technology And Business Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

Responsibilities

The Science, Technology, and Business Division (ST&B) provides reference and research service to Congress, government agencies, and researchers. Constituents are served in person and via email, the telephone, other electronic communication, and traditional correspondence. ST&B has a reading room with extensive reference collections, a computer catalog center, and custodial responsibility for technical reports and standards. The Head of the Business Reference Section (BRS) is responsible for administering reference and reader services to users of the Library’s Science and Business Reading Room, is responsible for the development of the Library’s collections in the fields of business and economics, serves as the coordinator of projects in the fields of business and economics and as liaison to professional organizations and individuals in these fields, and supervises the professional and technical staff of the Section. The incumbent’s performance will be assessed on the basis of the quality and effectiveness of the Section’s ability to service its collections in support of the Library’s mission; the effectiveness of communication and cooperation with other staff members of the Library of Congress and outside organizations; the extent and quality of participation in the management of the Divisions, including the assumption of supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the Chief on a rotating basis with other section heads; the extent and quality of ensuring staff participation and consultation; and effective leadership, training, and management of subordinate staff in incorporating the Library’s values into their activities.

Supervises professional staff of reference librarians performing work at the GS-07/09/11/12/13 levels, and technical staff providing support services. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the collection development and reference work of the staff assigned to the Business Reference Section.

Advises and recommends to the Chief needed improvements and changes in the policies and organization of the section and assists him/her in framing goals and objectives for the section.

The incumbent directs and evaluates the reference work of staff assigned to the Business Reference Section including selecting, training, evaluating, rewarding and directing them, and resolving any conflicts. Assigns work to staff and reviews completed work to assure timeliness and conformance with established policies and practices.

Serves as an expert and senior adviser to management on all matters relating to the planning and development of information technologies. Develops policies, procedures, guidelines and standards for the planning, development and implementation of automated systems to meet the overall information needs of Business Reference Section.

The incumbent must also have the ability to manage a variety of functions simultaneously, the ability to analyze complex problems and develop practical solutions and the ability to work well under pressure of demands and deadlines.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a supervisory project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, and/or committees which have been assigned responsibility for projects and programs related to public service and or research in the humanities and social sciences.

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. Serves as an authority in business reference and research methodology to effectively and efficiently manage information services to a diverse and demanding clientele. Serves as a senior specialist for business collections for the Library, and officially represents these to other offices and staff in the Library, as well as to persons, groups, or organizations outside the Library, by means of speeches, publications, and correspondence.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Presents papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Prepares articles for publication. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for these positions is 013182.
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 position is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Foreign Law Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Division I, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 378650.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocations expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities

The Foreign Law Specialist position is located in the Global Legal Research Directorate in the Law Library. The employee in this position serves as a Foreign Law Specialist for the Law Library of the Library of Congress. The Foreign Law Specialist is responsible for providing research, advice and assistance on foreign legal issues, questions, or situations to the United States Congress, Executive Branch Agencies, the Judiciary, and foreign law reference services to other constituencies, including the general public. In that capacity, the Specialist conducts legal research and analysis and prepares or contributes to legal opinions, briefs, reports, memoranda, and comparative analyses related to the laws and legal systems of assigned jurisdictions in Central America. The incumbent will respond to inquiries related to legal developments in assigned jurisdictions and international organizations where countries of assigned jurisdictions in Central America are members. In addition, the Specialist assists in the development of the Law Library’s online products and recommends acquisitions to the Law Library’s collections related to the assigned jurisdictions.

Performs a variety of foreign law research and provides reference services at various levels of complexity in regard to assigned jurisdictions in Central America. Conducts legal research using printed, on-line, and other sources of information. Uses knowledge of sources of legal information, legal research methodology, and experience in legislative analysis to assist in the development and production of the Law Library’s legal information systems. Participates in developing, producing, and promoting the Law Library’s online products and services.

Prepares written reports for a wide range of legal inquiries where assignments cover conventional problems, questions, or situations and historical issues within assigned jurisdictions. Produces reports and other documents individually or as part of a team. Conducts scholarly work and prepares publications, presentations, and legal bibliographic materials related to assigned jurisdictions and/or area of subject matter expertise.

Surveys the Law Library’s collection for assigned jurisdictions to identify deficiencies. Makes recommendations on the acquisition of needed materials and searches the catalogs and collections for law items under consideration. Reviews and selects all materials received in the Law Library on assigned jurisdictions. Assists with the development and technical processing of the collections within his/her areas of specialization where conventional problems, questions, or situations arise. Performs other functions relating to the development and maintenance of foreign legal collections for assigned jurisdictions in the Library.

Provides advice and assistance to the staff of the United States Congress, Federal agencies, and U.S. Courts on conventional foreign legal issues, questions, or situations. Provides advice on foreign laws and collaborates with various staff on issues relevant to the mission of the Law Library of Congress. Provides reference on laws of assigned jurisdictions to LOC patrons. To enhance the exchange of legal information, develops and maintains professional relations with colleagues in the United States and abroad.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Department of State
Salary: $87,198 – $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is in the Information Resources Branch, Ralph J. Bunche Library Division, Office of Information Programs and Services, DAS for Global Information Services, Bureau of Administration (A/GIS/IPS/LIBR/IR), in the U.S. Department of State (DOS). The position is a member of the Library’s Acquisitions Team who serves as the Electronic Resources Librarian in exercising responsibilities to select, acquire, manage, and make available a variety of electronic resources to Library customers.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as the Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL) in working with the Systems Librarian to establish, maintain and troubleshoot access to the Library’s online databases, content management system, knowledge bases and electronic services.
  • Performs wide variety of Library acquisitions services for Departmental Bureaus and overseas posts in identifying and procuring their information resources, subscriptions, and electronic resources.
  • Performs liaisons between the Library and numerous internal and external points of contact that are involved in its acquisition’s activities.
  • Develops and implements procedures for the selection and acquisition of the Library’s serials publications.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Cataloging Policy Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Cooperative Programs and Policy Section, Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 388013.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Analyzes, evaluates, and proposes new cataloging practices and standards that are cited as authoritative by other libraries. Initiates and participates in studies of proposed changes in cataloging policies and practices initiated by the Library or external organizations. Initiates and coordinates studies to assist in evaluating operational benefits of introducing new technology. Works with the Program for Cooperative Cataloging and colleagues to develop standards that are international in scope and harmonized among standards. Works with others in the community to help coordinate the overall process of bibliographic control and access for resources. Prepares reports, analyses, statements, proposals, and documents that and authoritatively convey national-level cataloging policy. Advises and informs others on policies and procedures related to cataloging. Researches, analyzes, and interprets major new concepts and techniques in cataloging.

Provides expertise to multiple projects especially in the areas of organization, development, and implementation. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for specific automated system development, enhancement projects and tasks. Coordinates the activities of a national and international cooperative cataloging program and recruits new members from the United States and other countries, assigns mentors and trainers, and reviews progress. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards and/or protocols applicable to library functions. Participates in planning the work of the division, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Analyzes and plans all phases of the production process for a writing project. Directs others in the writing process, reviews their work, and makes recommendation for improvements. Writes and/or edits information on Library of Congress programs, policies, functions, and research as a recognized expert in a subject area. Written products articulate, interpret, and explain the highly complex and important topics of the particular project.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Serves as a major spokesperson for the directorate at meetings within the Library and around the library community. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Works with colleagues to identify key issues for discussion at professional forums, oversees the preparation of background papers; decides on the most appropriate strategies for and coordinates the discussion; oversees follow through after the meeting.

Consults with colleagues as well as the staff of libraries throughout the nation involved in cooperative cataloging projects. Presents papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Prepares articles for publication.

Comments on and drafts discussion papers and proposals for changes to cataloging formats. Coordinates and leads meetings at the American Library Association’s annual and midwinter meetings.

Provides presentations and training at ALA meetings, and meetings of other library associations and special interest groups. Represents the directorate at international meetings, and serves on international task forces, as appropriate.

Position: Librarian (Open Source Intelligence)
Location: Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

We are committed to:

Teamwork: Partnering at all levels and across organizational boundaries for mission accomplishment.
Integrity: Adherence to the highest legal and ethical principles in our responsibilities.
Excellence: Unrivaled defense intelligence expertise.
Service: Putting the welfare of the Nation and commitment to our mission before oneself.

Responsibilities

DIA employs a variety of professionals who serve throughout the workforce to ensure successful operations. To view this position’s duties, click Vacancies to be directed to DIA’s online application system. Please make note of the position title and 6-digit Job Opening ID number to which you are interested. You can scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the announcement or click on the “Advanced Search” link and enter in the 6-digit Job Opening ID number in the “Job Opening ID” field.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Acquisitions, Fiscal & Overseas Support Division in the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate within Library Services The incumbent coordinates and facilitates activities relating to Library Services’ program and technology goals through implementation of projects, manual and automated systems and OCIO-approved technical solutions.
The position description number for this position is 402772.
This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Applies knowledge of relevant library system infrastructure best practices, statistical data, trends, and institutional policies to provide expert analysis and advice and propose recommendations to resolve complex automation issues.

Oversees or coordinates the preparation of testing and implementation plans. Prepares business requirements and specifications for implementation by OCIO-approved developers or contractors. Develops test plans and scripts, and oversees testing by others.

Provides guidance on security best practices and uses knowledge and familiarity of OCIO security authorization and accreditation process as applicable to IT systems and projects.

Coordinates the common use of core software across multiple business areas and establishes troubleshooting procedures for related applications. Prepares strategies for recovery in the event of systems failure. Develops recovery methodology for the systems in coordination with the overall
agency or department disaster recovery plan.

Develops systems modifications to aid in recovery, which includes determining the cause of failure, and documenting methods for preventing future problems. Performs feasibility studies including original research in order to identify solutions that meet customer requirements. Evaluates the feasibility of new methodologies in terms of meeting agency requirements and recommends the adoption of the most promising new methodologies. Suggests technically feasible approaches and demonstrates viability through working prototypes. Recommends automation approaches that lead to improvements in Library of Congress systems design and development process and the delivery of high quality information systems that support achievement of core agency mission requirements.

Plans, develops, and implements the coordination of automation activities that affect broad mission areas. Activities include interacting with stakeholders and other groups; assessing capabilities and identifying various organizations to serve as change-agents; and ensuring appropriate program/project documentation is professionally executed.

Advises management on a variety of technical information program/project issues. Provides programmatic coordination on high visibility projects, consulting with professionals in various sectors. Advises senior management on key issues/constraints to program/project implementations.

Directs and/or participates in review of proposed technical information projects and programs, policy, and technical input. Uses judgment and discretion in determining intent, and in interpreting and revising existing policy and regulatory guidance for use by others within or outside the organization. Assists management in carrying out analyses, feasibility studies, and project design proposals through preparation of terms of reference and making study teams available. Reviews program/project proposals for economic, financial, and technical soundness; recommends or takes appropriate actions. May serve as a COR on technology related projects or procurements.

Serves as a liaison with OCIO on agile project management as a subject matter expert or product owner on automation programs/projects within ABA.

Provides expert guidance in the resolution of complex system and database problems or issues impacting Library of Congress programs. Participates in the analysis of service unit and agency-wide projects and programs.

Provides automation support to users throughout the Service Unit and divisions engaged in the development and implementation of the systems and subsystems required to meet the data processing needs of the Library of Congress. Works with end users to establish and enforce database standards,
procedures, and guidelines.

Participates in the planning of future database expansion, enhancements, and selections. Analyzes, reviews, and recommends upgrades for existing databases. Plans for the total database environment, including database management systems, data dictionaries, security systems, communication software, and end user software.

Provides expert analysis and advice and works with OCIO to develop solutions to solve issues and problems associated with service unit automation programs and systems. Develops criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of automation programs and systems.

Serves as a recognized technical authority for new or enhanced business systems. Exercises considerable judgment and ingenuity in advocating the benefits of implementing business-driven quality and process improvements. Participates in the development of operational plans. Assists in planning, directing and coordinating the implementation and execution of approved policies, programs, and services related to information and business systems. Reviews and evaluates operations to appraise the effectiveness of policies and programs. Identifies deficiencies and takes/recommends appropriate
action.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Requirements

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

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

Research and Instruction

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

Collection Development

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

Qualifications

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

Preferred qualifications

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

Environment

The Georgetown University Library is an agile organization located in the nation’s capital, committed to advancing Georgetown University’s global leadership in academics and research, while also addressing the requirements of the changing landscape of higher education and the evolving nature of scholarly communication. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the Library contributes to the creation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge, as well as the transformation of learning and research.The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse staff dedicated to excellence in service, continuous learning, and leadership within the library profession. With diversity as one of its core values, the Library not only seeks to actively recruit and retain a diverse workforce, but also ensures the acquisition of a diverse collection of materials and a climate of openness and respect for all traditions, cultures, and ideas.The Library actively promotes its values – lifelong learning, collaboration, leadership, quality, integrity, and diversity – in its daily tasks. Whenever possible, the Library offers flexible work schedules and telework options, and supports continuous learning opportunities in order to achieve the highest quality of service that can be offered.

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

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

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Position: Systems Librarian
Location: Georgetown Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Georgetown Law Library is seeking candidates for the Systems Librarian position. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Law Library Technology, this position coordinates the management of the Library’s collection management and discovery platforms, including the Ex Libris Alma/Primo VE Integrated Library System, supports the integration of the system with other platforms used within the Library, and serves as a leader in designing, implementing, and maintaining additional tools and platforms for user discovery and management of Library resources. Working both independently and as part of a team, this position develops, implements, and assesses Library tools and services by focusing on usability, accessibility, sustainability, and performance. This position also provides expertise and works collaboratively with staff across the Library to develop scripts or programs that automate tasks and workflows and optimize user discovery experiences.

Position open until filled. Application review begins September 1, 2021. Full description, posting, and application process available on the Georgetown Career Opportunities Website (Posting – JR10680). If you have questions about the position, please contact lawlibcareers@georgetown.edu.

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supports complex research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for Firm attorneys and professional staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Actively monitors research requests for Washington, DC and other offices and provides guidance to research staff proactively when warranted.
  • Takes lead in mentoring and training Research Analysts.
  • Delegates work to local department professional staff when appropriate.
  • Provides expertise to attorneys in corporate and legal practice area research.
  • Develops alerts for practice groups, as needs arise.
  • Develops subject guides, tip sheets and training materials as department needs and resources change.
  • Creates and participates in training programs for practice groups as well as orientation sessions for Summer/Fall Associates.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via Firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Provides full service research and KM support if working remotely outside the office.
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print, and recommends beneficial, cost effective resources for the Firm.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Monitors email on Firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with department professional staff in Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Provides on-call assistance to weekend department professional staff when necessary.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Assists in preparing the department budget for the Washington. DC office.
  • Provides detailed assessments of the work performance of the Washington, DC department professional staff in preparation of the annual performance evaluations.
  • Works with the Sr. Global Tax Group R&K Manager to ensure that department invoices for the Washington, DC office are paid on time.
  • Assists other department professional staff members when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Law, Intelligize, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah, Xtract, HeinOnline.
  • Ability to master new research tools in an expedited timeframe.
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources.
  • Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments.
  • Thorough competency with relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Proficient in using web page editors.
  • Flexibility to travel.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education

Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of eight years’ experience conducting research in a legal or corporate information center.

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

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Arnold Porter

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Analyst to join our energetic, creative, and global service team. This position covers the hours between 9:00 am. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday-Friday, and can be associated with any of the following A&P offices: San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Houston, Denver, or Chicago.

Under the direction of the firmwide Research Services management team, Research Analysts respond to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel in all A&P offices and serve as liaisons to designated practice and industry groups. Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, curated news preparation, collection development, and other department activities.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to perform legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Working with designated practice and industry groups to promote and raise awareness of research tools and services by offering targeted research and curated reports, orientations and training, and assistance with collection development by evaluating products and recommending changes.
  • Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests, monitoring output and summarizing results.
  • Contributing to the development of content for the intranet.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of recent, professional level legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to make cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer, and Bloomberg BNA.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Familiarity with the Quest ticketing system a plus.
  • Strong client service orientation.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Position: Senior Grants Management Specialist
Location: Office of Grant Policy, and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The OGPM performs administrative business, policy, and analytical work involving: (1) the management, award, and obligation of funds for Federal assistance including grants, cooperative agreements, and other related assistance and services through discretionary and mandatory grants, using financial, administrative, business, and negotiation procedures and (2) the fiscal administration, termination, and /or closeout of grants and/or other assistance and agreement awards.

Responsibilities
If selected for the Senior Grants Management Specialist position, the incumbent will work collaboratively with program staff in the Office of Museum Services and the Office of Library Services to provide grant related assistance and services. This position is responsible for supporting the management of the Office of Grants Policy and Management (OGPM). Typical work assignments will include:

  • Management, award, and obligation of funds for Federal assistance including grants, cooperative agreements, and other related assistance and services through discretionary and mandatory grants, using financial, administrative, business, and negotiation procedures
  • Serving as a subject matter expert for awardee organizations, providing them with guidance and assistance in grants management matters and working with them to resolve compliance or grants management issues.
  • Implementing and managing Federal grants and cooperative agreements in all IMLS programs
  • Providing advice, interpretation, and guidance on statutes, regulations, internal policies, and procedures as they relate to awards in general and individual applications and grants.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Production Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 to $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Collections Division, Library Collections and Services Group.
The position description number for this position is 409883.
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 Production Specialist is responsible for all production in the NLS recording studio of audio material intended for distribution to the patrons of the NLS Talking Book Program.

Assesses the content and organizes the audio files of recorded work that originates in the NLS recording studio, into navigable units. Converts into the standardized NLS talking book format, to be available for use on NLS digital audio players and online on the BARD website. Encrypts the material to restrict its access to only NLS patrons. This process requires a detailed knowledge of NLS Specifications 1201 (Narration), 1202 (DTB Mastering), 1203 (Construction of a DTB), without which knowledge, the production specialist will produce books which will fail the Quality Assurance process.

Converts many types of audio books that originate outside of the NLS recording studio in order to enhance the NLS collection online, including: Analog to Digital (ATD), Digital to Digital (DTD), shared masters, and commercial audiobooks into the standardized NLS digital talking book format.

Produces born digital talking books (DTBs), magazines, and resource materials, as well as converting older books to be added to BARD. This process requires a detailed knowledge of NLS Specifications 1205 (Protected DTBs) and 1208 (Preparation of Commercial Audiobooks)

Applies specialized knowledge of audio software support, sound engineering, and audio recording navigation mark-up format, incorporating both technical and artistic judgments. Performs all aspects of audio technical post-production work.

Analyzes book structure to determine optimal navigational markup and places navigational markers to maximize accessibility for the patrons while complying with NLS specifications. Conducts preliminary examination of magazines, determining appropriate playback structure and formatting for DTB players. Prepares project files using Hindenburg ABC for the recording process (if recorded in-house) or downloading and reformatting commercial books and/or magazines to meet NLS standards.

Converts and reformats previously recorded (analog or digital) NLS talking books to meet current Quality Assurance standards. Compiles finished recorded audio, then adds navigable markers using Hindenburg ABC for playback on DTB players. Runs validators and creates md5 checksums to guarantee data accuracy, encrypting DTBs for DRM compliance.

Archives all books and magazines produced in the studio by compressing them for long-term storage and uploads items to NLS servers, as well as entering and updating them in the studio’s database.

Coordinates with Audio and Braille Production and Content Quality Assurance Sections for special projects. Assists with the timely releases of converted commercially recorded audiobooks into the NLS collection, by obtaining the recorded audio material, determining navigational structure, addressing post-production needs, and providing assistance in moving files to the server in order to be released on the BARD website on the same day as their commercial release.

Works with all NLS sections to provide high standards of customer satisfaction according to NLS specifications. Provides technical expertise to other NLS sections in audio and DTB related issues.

Advises, trains, and assists network libraries in digital recording and DTB production, upon request, coordinating and supporting network library production;

Coordinates with the Content Quality Assurance Section to address patron requests in a timely manner.

Provides technical feedback to Collections Division regarding various audio book production issues, by attending meetings, serving as in-house experts, and providing written reports and analyses of new and emerging technologies, consistently and professionally.

Tests playback of final audio of recorded books and/or magazines before being uploaded to Quality Assurance for review and uploading the completed product to NLS servers.

Assists Channel Design and Deployment Section with the testing of new technologies and new recording software intended for use by other producers in the Network Library System.

Facilitates narration of complex titles including experimental formats and assists in the development of concepts to enhance accessibility of images, including audio and tactile approaches.

Supports technical aspects of format conversion, e.g. music or Marrakesh titles, to NLS format and assists in creating potential new formats, such as Text-to-Speech or ePUB titles for proof of concept and pilot use.

Coordinates and collaborates with other NLS departments, including the Music Section, Reference Section, Network Services, and Audio and Braille Production with the planning and execution of special projects and new procedures.

Conducts tours of the NLS Studio for new employees, library groups, and visitors from around the world.

Position: Librarian (South Asian)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Southeast and South Asia Section, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 058500.
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, compflex, or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position

Responsibilities
Independently catalogs a full range of material. Offers solutions on how to describe bibliographic elements that are not covered by cataloging rules, or require interpretation. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Resolves problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process. Identifies items which do not require cataloging (e.g., duplicates); items which are out of scope; and items for which a record already exists.

Organizes and coordinates assignments that involve complex and novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements. Analyzes material to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Identifies areas for improvement in established methods. Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of cataloging requests. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts. Examines proposals to create or change subject headings to insure conformity. Assists in the preparation of memoranda, guidelines and correspondence in response to inquiries regarding application of cataloging rules and subject heading and classification matters.

Assists in collection development for assigned countries, languages, and/or subjects. Reviews a wide variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources for new items and sources for possible acquisition. Assists in collection development for assigned countries, languages, and/or subjects. Reviews a wide variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources for new items and sources for possible acquisition and makes specific recommendations to fill in gaps and enhance existing collections. Examines incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, consulting others only for the most difficult decisions. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with or approve deviation from established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Independently acquires a variety of materials in all formats from assigned countries and/or in assigned languages. Assists in planning and implementation of special acquisitions projects. Applies extensive knowledge of library functions to modify standard library practices related to acquisitions of a wide variety of library materials. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, domestic and foreign government agencies, exchange partners, and/or donors, to obtain information, negotiate price or other terms of acquisition, coordinate the acquisitions process, and resolve unusual problems. Determines appropriate source and method of acquisition of recommended items. Participates in annual budget preparation. Prepares approval plan renewals, including notification of new budgeted amounts. Conducts vendor evaluation. Researches and recommends new sources of acquisitions and/or access. Assures that purchase orders and invoices are represented by correct bibliographic identification and correct coding in the acquisitions system, including resolution of unusual recordation problems. Assures that materials ordered or received are new to the collections. Determines availability of funds and recommends reallocation when necessary. Resolves problems and inconsistencies in the acquisitions process. Performs research in on-site reference sources, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library.

Establishes and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. As a consultant, recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Recommends solutions or resolves important issues when precedents do not apply.

The staff member develops plans to implement training goals and to assure achievement of learning objectives. Provides initial intensive instruction and ongoing training of staff, reviewing and revising the work as needed. Recommends additional aids to meet the needs of the training program. Resolves problems that arise in the training program. Adapts current methodologies and guidelines to accommodate unique training situations.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Technical Service Librarian
Location: ZAI
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

ZAI has a need for Technical Service Librarian at a project located in Washington, DC. This is a working supervisory position. The Technical Service Librarian will supervise ZAI personnel and work on assigned tasks as needed. The Technical Service Librarian will have full authority to act for ZAI in the performance of the required library work and services. Preferred experience with cataloging legal, congressional, legislative history, regulatory materials.

Required Skill Sets:

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum (2) year of professional cataloging experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of work experience in technical services operations, library setting
  • Preferred experience with reference in legal, legislative history, congressional, and regulatory research
  • Experience with front desk support, reference, reference development, collection maintenance and management, acquisitions
  • Experience providing serial check-in, ILS system support, circulation and reference support
  • Experience with cataloging materials using MARC, RDA and KBART standards
  • Work experience with U.S. Federal document collections
  • Strong skill/experience using an Integrated Library System (ILS), preferably OCLC WMS
  • Experience working with Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline or CLEAR Investigative database software
  • Experience with principles of authority control, including selecting and applying controlled vocabularies to local collections
  • Experience in and/or practical working knowledge of library automation, personal computers (PC), and simple PC troubleshooting techniques.
  • Experience using WORD, Excel, or other PC applications
  • Other Assignments

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

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Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Law)
Location: Justice Management Division, Department of Justice
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Justice Management Division (JMD), Library Staff’s mission is to provide a leadership role in meeting the information needs of the Department of Justice. The primary purpose of this position is to provide direction and guidance in one or more library locations or to a major library system program. The Staff provides a complete range of library and related information services to the Offices, Boards, and Divisions and other DOJ organizations.

Responsibilities

  • Supervises a team consisting of Librarians (Law) at the full performance level performing professional, librarianship work and contractors.
  • Provides direction of operations and guidance in one or more library locations or to a major library system program, in order to provide an effective program of user/public awareness of library programs and services.
  • Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
  • Serves as an expert in the organization, development and implementation of multiple projects involving the Library Staff.
  • Responsible for planning, initiating, establishing, and maintaining professional relationships in order to further DOJ libraries resource sharing initiatives and to coordinate cataloging and digitization workflows.
  • Provides research, training, analysis, and expertise to attorneys and professional staff in all practice areas of the Department of Justice.
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of the position description.

Position: Program Analyst (Data and Analytics Officer)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: 122,530 to $159,286

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 St. NW, Washington DC, 20542.
The position description number for this position is 373568.
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

  • Performs complex comparative analytical studies in support of NLS mission. Researches and recommends data collection policies, standardized data structure and protocols, and data collection methodologies, including development of complex data-gathering techniques to capture historically difficult to quantify, complex and obscure data and trends; and assists NLS staff and contractors in designing and implementing data systems to gather and analyze such data.
  • Identifies and utilizes efficient methods, best practices, analysis techniques, and tools to capture relevant data relating to NLS and network library practices and to forecast underlying patterns and trends that include evolving technologies and usage by NLS patrons and network libraries; evolving industry publishing and dissemination standards and trends; and relevant disability related issues. Using data collection expertise, acquires primary and secondary data from existing internal and/or external sources, including national libraries and large research information centers. Determines and recommends alternative data collection approaches to ensure efficient and effective data capture and analysis. Develops, implements, and manages data collection systems and complex strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality. Leads and oversees the development and maintenance of databases and data systems necessary for ongoing data acquisition and analysis. Performs or guides others in data entry tasks when needed or required.
  • Using data-based analysis methods, assesses program effectiveness of complex operational processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues affecting critical aspects of the major programs of NLS and its network libraries. The scope of the assessments may encompass large portions or the entirety of NLS’s programs, or they may be limited to narrow aspects of same.
  • Participates in strategies for implementing and tracking the priorities and objectives of NLS. Communicates to the NLS Director and other NLS managers when adjustments or changes in objectives or shifts in priorities have occurred. As an expert in data analysis, designs, recommends and develops data-based assessment plans and/or research methodologies that include guidance on the data to be collected and analyzed and the performance targets to be met. Establishes, plans, and directs the NLS data strategy program that includes patron, network library, product, and service data analysis to meet the needs of NLS in the future.
  • Consults with all levels of management and staff inside and outside NLS. Works closely with the NLS Director, NLS managers and staff to ensure concerns are met. Conducts briefings and presentations to managers and staff inside and outside the Library regarding NLS data matters.
  • Serves on committees, task forces, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for projects or tasks involving statistics, cost data, or workflow analysis related to NLS work. Independently creates the NLS data strategy program to identify the needs of the current and future-state NLS. Independently drafts memos, correspondence, reports, presentation materials and other complex analytical documents that include narrative text, graphs, charts, tables, and other visual representations of data and analysis. Coordinates with or leads others to integrate statistical analysis and findings into reports and other public presentation documents.
  • Provides advice and assistance to NLS management in identifying the kinds and types of data, measures, and outcomes needed to produce plans in accord with the Library of Congress strategic goals, targets, and priorities. Ensures the strategic objectives conform to measurement standards and provides assistance to NLS management in the preparation of the risk assessments and mediation plans, corrective action plans and related reports.

Position: Program Analyst (Metrics)
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Smithsonian Facilities (SF). The incumbent will serve as a Program Analyst (Metrics) and will be responsible for assisting in the management of Smithsonian Facilities metrics and dashboards, supporting digitization initiatives of Smithsonian Facilities, and assist with managing SF’s technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Assists in the effort to compile, review, and monitor metrics from various SF sources such as the computerized maintenance management system and SF Units.
  • Assists in managing special initiatives in SF, including collecting operation and maintenance manuals, historical documentation on Smithsonian Facilities, communication initiatives, and other special projects.
  • Assists in a variety of planning, design, writing, production, and related tasks associated with SF publications and web-based projects.
  • Utilizes word processing, database and spreadsheet software to collect, update, evaluate and reconcile information.
  • Applies the tools, principles, and techniques of library, archive and museum collections, including their digitization, organization and management, as well as their metadata standards.

Position: Analyst in Government Organization and Management (Federal Data Integration)
Location: Congressional Research Service, 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 Government Organization and Management to join its Executive Branch Operations Section to focus on federal government data integration and innovation. Applicants should have a strong understanding of policy and regulations related to integration and management of federal agency data assets (e.g., data linking and sharing) and related innovations (e.g., complex analytical tools and exchange agreements).

Responsibilities

Applicants should have experience conducting policy analysis on federal government data integration and innovation, including integration and management of federal agency data assets (e.g., data sharing, warehousing, and matching); linkage of government data assets across programmatic, intergovernmental, and intersectoral boundaries; management of data-related accessibility, standards, and associated ownership and privacy risks; and related innovations (e.g., complex analytical tools, visualizations, and exchange agreements). Applicants should have a strong understanding of the interrelationships between federal government data integration and innovation and other key subject areas such as, broader federal information technology (IT) and information policy, federal cybersecurity issues, government performance, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) arrangements, and broader agency CIO responsibilities.

The ideal candidate should have formal training in public administration, political science, public policy, or a related field and knowledge of public administration and have experience both analyzing and directly supporting federal government data integration and innovation initiatives. Applicants must be able to work as part of a collaborative team; strong writing, research, and presentation skills are essential. Candidates with experience explaining principles, practices, and legislative options related to policy issues pertinent to federal government data integration and innovation in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise and/or providing sophisticated interdisciplinary policy analysis to congressional staff and Members are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates will have research or work experience analyzing the effectiveness of various federal data integration initiatives across the U.S. government.

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.

Position: Librarian (Data and Subscriptions Licensing)
Location: Federal Reserve Board
Salary: FR-24 ($81,300-$124,800)/ FR-25 ($93,800-$148,900)

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Description: This librarian position (part of the Board’s “Knowledge Analyst” job family) will join an experienced, customer-focused team of five librarians on the Board Research Library’s Data and Subscriptions Team who acquire data and subscription services that fuel the economic research at the Federal Reserve Board, the nation’s central bank. This librarian position blends reference skills needed to learn about economists’ data needs and acquisition skills to coordinate negotiations for new licenses and renewals of existing licenses. The Board Research Library has 18 staff supporting the research and policy work of more than 300 economists and hundreds of analysts. This position is particularly rewarding because the data and subscriptions we acquire are used immediately to brief Chair Powell, the Board of Governors, and Federal Reserve Bank presidents who chart the course of U.S. monetary policy.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate the research needs of economists and analysts to connect them to existing data and research resources
  • Interview researchers to gather specifications used as the basis to negotiate new data and subscription services licenses
  • Coordinate the acquisition process with fellow professionals as the license moves through legal negotiation, procurement, billing, and data onboarding steps
  • Answer questions from data managers and researchers about licensed data and connect them to data vendor subject matter experts
  • Verify data citations in externally released publications to ensure data used complies with our license agreements

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience as a reference librarian or acquisitions librarian
  • Basic knowledge of the process of contracting for library electronic resources such as data sets, online news, e-journal aggregators, or e-books.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple project workflows simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to build relationships with internal customers and external vendors
  • Impeccable attention to detail needed to document the acquisitions process

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience negotiating licenses for library electronic resources such as data sets, online news, e-journal aggregators, or e-books
  • Subject matter knowledge in areas of business (such as economics, finance, banking, or accounting) is preferred but not required
  • Basic knowledge of the federal government contracting process is helpful but not required
  • Telework: This role will require relocation to Washington, D.C. area after the Board ends its pandemic response, maximum telework status. Other flexible work arrangements are offered.

Apply:

LinkedIn: Librarian, Data and Subscriptions Licensing, Federal Reserve Board

Or Board Careers: https://frbog.taleo.net/careersection/1/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=22493

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Section, Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 012698.
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 incumbent serves as the Head, Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Section in the Collections Management Division (CMD), with responsibility for supervising, scheduling, and directing the work force comprised of subordinate supervisors, and through them, a large staff of library technicians. Under the broad guidelines of the Assistant Chief, CMD the incumbent is responsible for overseeing major components of the inventory management program, primarily those involved in inventory control, tracking, and problem resolution. The high quality of the reference and research service that the Library provides is directly related to the practices and procedures developed and implemented in CMD. The incumbent shares with other Division managers and supervisors, overall responsibility for administering, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and activities which deal directly with the provision of high quality service to the various users of the Library’s general collections and protecting the integrity of the collections. CMD has implemented several collections improvement and security programs and initiatives to improve the quality of responses the Library provides to its readers. The implementation of the Library’s Integrated Library System contributes to improved efficiencies in research support and item-level tracking.

Supervises a group of employees through subordinate supervisors. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. 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.

Manages major components of the inventory management program, primarily those involved in inventory control, tracking, and problem resolution. When necessary to improve inventory management and document fulfillment, develops programs to fill in gaps and augment collections to improve services and document fulfillment success for constituents. Provides effective inventory management activities regardless of custodial responsibility.

Issues directives and changes of policies based on expert knowledge of request management and collections retrieval to address new and improved strategies and technologies.

Assists the Assistant Chief, and the Chief both in determining priorities and in making long-range and short-range plans, taking into account: the goals and objectives of the Division, budgetary constraints, available resources, and other variables.

Within the Library, chairs and/or serves on various committees and task forces dealing with new technologies and policy development effecting public service and inventory management. Serves on committees and other groups involved in investigating new technologies and their possible application to library programs.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Associate Dean of Law Library & IT Services
Location: University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
Salary: $107,431- $132,735

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Associate Dean of the Law Library and IT is a core member of the Law School’s senior leadership team and a member of the faculty who will have the opportunity to shape the future of this vibrant and thriving organization by leading the library’s efforts. The Associate Dean ensures broad and deep support of the research, educational, informational and technological needs of faculty, students, and staff.

This position has faculty status and is entitled to the privileges and responsibilities of other members of the faculty of the Law School. The candidate must have significant law library administrative experience, be committed to service, and demonstrate strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Experience teaching legal research skills and/or current and emerging technologies that impact law libraries, legal education, and law practice is essential. Experience teaching full semester law courses for credit is preferred

The Academic Dean of Law Library & IT Services will promote a positive work environment, fostering collaborative and collegial work relationships between a dynamic mixture of promising new professional staff and faculty, intermixed with experienced staff and faculty.

This leader will be expected to think strategically, to innovate, and to successfully move the law library and IT services in the Law School progressively forward in the rapidly changing environment of legal education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Is responsible for the planning and overall administration of the law library and law IT department, including short- and long-term strategic planning, budgeting, hiring, management and development of library staff, collection development and management, and overseeing and enhancing Law School technology.
  • Ensures the law library is organized and managed in an efficient and productive manner and models a collaborative and collegial culture.
  • Promotes and creates professional development opportunities for library staff, particularly around technology, project management and communication.
  • Maintains and enhances the collection development policy for the law library to ensure a collection of print and digital resources that support the educational and scholarly needs of the Law School and ensures compliance with ABA Standards.
  • Ensures an outstanding, broadly conceived approach to research and scholarly services, keeping in mind faculty, students, staff, and departmental needs.
  • Oversees the Legal Research curriculum in collaboration with reference librarians and faculty.
  • Directs workflows related to data collection, prepares reports and other materials related to law library and law IT services for the Law School Dean, the University, the American Bar Association, the DC Council, U.S. News and World Reports, IPEDS, and other entities as needed.
  • Develops short- and long-term law library budget and personnel needs assessments and ensures library and IT spending is in conformance with budget limitations.
  • Represents UDC Law at meetings and functions, both internally and externally. External events might include those hosted by local bar associations and other organizations, and at the national level by the ABA, AALL, AALS, LLSDC, and others. In the Law School Dean’s absence, may be charged with making administrative decisions.
  • Serves on Law School and University committees and tasks forces as appointed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from an accredited law school in the United States
  • Master’s of Library Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited school.
  • Minimum of five years of increasing professional responsibility in an academic law library setting, or other equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years of experience teaching legal research and providing training on learning and practice technologies.

Apply online at: https://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxhuor5l, for questions or issues with the application, contact Muyi Idehen (oidehen@udc.edu)

Position: Library Assistant (Circulation)
Location: Supreme Court of the United States
Salary: $44,237 to $63,906

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This is a full-time position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: Monday, 07/05/2021, 11:59 PM EDT

Responsibilities

The Library Assistant (Circulation) retrieves, charges and delivers materials to library patrons and performs other associated clerical, library circulation, interlibrary loan, electronic document delivery and document scanning functions. Operates automated library circulation system including: patron record creation, item record creation, electronic book charging and discharging and trouble shooting. Works as part of departmental team maintaining in-house and remote book collections, including shelving and routing. Driving will be required to perform departmental duties.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

Epstein Becker & Green is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

Job Description:

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

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

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

Required Skills:

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

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

Required Experience:

The ideal candidate will have the following:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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.