Five Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, located in Washington, DC, seeks a qualified librarian for its reference/business & finance librarian position to begin as early as September 3, 2019. The librarian in this position will provide research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

-Participates in liaison services, which includes providing research support to faculty, students, and staff of the GW Law Business and Finance Law Program and other Law School organizations; alerting liaison faculty to current developments in areas of interest through selective dissemination of information; and assisting students participating in co-curricular activities;

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

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

-Maintains expertise in both general 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; and

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

Position: Library Technician
Location: Collections Services Section of the Asian Division, Collection and Services Directorate, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $37,955 to $49,338 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Responsibilities
Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, maintains the collections. Received training in shelving materials using multiple systems of classifications and local shelf arrangement. Based on this knowledge, systematically reads designated shelves to ensure that items are properly arranged. Arranges, sorts, and re-shelves materials returned to the stacks according to shelflist order. Continually shelfreads in assigned areas to ensure that each item is in proper shelflist order. Rearranges and shifts items under supervisory guidance and in accordance with available space.

Identifies and removes items suspected of containing errors in labeling and/or cataloging and forwards items for appropriate correction. Learns how to follow routine retention/discard procedures.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, retrieves materials in the collections. Applies judgement in retrieving materials. Receives call slips indicating call number, author, title, volume, etc., of materials requested by readers or staff. Draws upon knowledge of the LC classification system to understand its peculiarities especially in the areas covered by the Asian Division. Understand the meaning of different shelf markers, and be able to locate materials which may have special requirements such as being in a foreign language or format. Checks title, author, call number, etc. against call slip. Inserts call slip in the book and other routing slips as required, and dispatches the requested materials. When information is incomplete or inaccurate, seeks assistance and verifies the call number, edition and other indicia in order to locate the requested item.

Performs interlibrary loan functions by searching guides and shelves for material going out on loan. Examines condition of materials returned and re-shelves material appropriately.

Serves at the reference desk in reading room, accepting cal slips from readers. Reviews call slips for accuracy and completion. Learns to identify material housed in other custodial locations or off site facilities. Delivers materials or status reports to the requester’s desk in the Asian Reading Room.

Assists the library clientele in the use of library resources by locating materials; showing users how to find items in the public access catalog, periodical index, electronic storage files, and other finding aids. Learns to answer a wide range of ready reference questions. Uses knowledge of publication formats in foreign languages and of Romanization tables to perform duties involving several major Asian languages, such as serials check-in or locating requested material for loan to other libraries.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Uses large bibliographic databases. Receives and sorts materials into bound and unbound categories. Checks in materials. Prepares materials for digital conversion or binding. Attaches call numbers.

Learns proper method of handling books, paper, photographs, CDs, microfilms and microfiches, or moving image materials in order to track and apply appropriate labels, barcode labels, security devices, bookplates, and/or property stamps across the Library. Learns to create updates and edits bibliographic records within the Integrated Library Systems.

Determines and performs basic rehousing of the Library’s collection materials. Follows the standard procedures to route materials for repair, housing, binding, or reformatting. Works in cooperation with supervisors and other specialists to ensure that collections are properly prepared for treatment, transport, and disposition. Performs preliminary routines needed to identify and refer materials ready for binding; this includes being able to sort materials in a variety of formats and languages.

Preservation of Library materials requires some physical exertion such as pushing and pulling materials ready for binding from one area to another.

Position: Librarian
Location: United States Fleet Forces Command
Salary: $69,581 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
You will serve as a Librarian in the Office of the Deputy Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of NAVOBSERV.

Responsibilities

  • You will assist in directing library services to include administration, policies, facilities, hours of operation and budget.
  • You will provide guidance for reference services using electronic databases, technical literature, bibliographies in the subject field.
  • You will analyze astronomical research requirements using an on-line astronomical literature database.
  • You will participate in and contribute to local library organizations, specialized committees and other societies.

Position: Reference and Faculty Services Librarian
Location: George Mason Law Library at Scalia Law School, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Responsibilities:

This position reports to the Associate Director of the Law Library. The incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing all library services to faculty, as well as providing professional library services to students, staff, faculty and alumni. Responsibilities include reference and research services, law student instruction, management of the faculty liaison program, and other duties as assigned.

Duties:

  • Provide general reference services by e-mail, telephone, and in-person to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Prepare instructions and research guides (both online and print) to support instruction and reference services;
  • Oversee and coordinate liaison services to faculty, adjunct faculty and law reviews.
  • Provide liaison services to designated full-time faculty members:
  • Provide online searches for faculty and facilitate copying of cases, articles and other library materials upon request;
  • Assist faculty with locating print materials in the collection or by ILL or purchase, and also provide assistance in the use of electronic databases;
  • Work as a liaison to teaching faculty in the identification, evaluation, and selection of library materials;
  • Create and update faculty and adjunct profiles, biographies, and CVs on the Law School website, as needed. Make other updates as requested;
  • Assist with other liaison responsibilities as needed;
  • Serve as coordinator of the law school’s working paper series on the Social Science Research Network and HeinOnline Author Profiles. Submit and keep updated faculty research papers for online publication and distribution; monitor usage statistics associated with faculty publications; and post original papers to the law school website;
  • Post on the law school website prior to each semester course syllabi, assignments, and related course descriptions and materials for all law school classes and assist faculty in the use of TWEN;
  • Assist with legal instruction in the LRWA (Legal Research, Writing and Analysis) program; lecture in selected law school classes on the use of legal and/or historical electronic databases; and participate in other workshops and instructional sessions as needed;
  • Oversee the maintenance of the law school’s electronic file of Supreme Court records and briefs;
  • Participate in collection development, including reviewing both print and electronic materials for selection;
  • Obtain Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law passwords for faculty, adjuncts, and staff. Oversee and monitor password lists for those categories of users in Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law to keep them current;
  • Coordinate with GMU paralegal class instructors to provide appropriate library services and tours, as needed;
  • Participate in professional development including attending conferences and meetings of national, state and regional professional associations. Serve on library and university committees; and
  • Perform other duties as required.

Position: Associate Director
Location: George Mason Law Library at Scalia Law School, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Duties:

1. Train, supervise, and evaluate all public services personnel, which includes the Reference Librarian, the Research Services Librarian, the Reference & Outreach Librarian, the Reference & Faculty Services Librarian, the Research Services Specialist, the Circulation Manager, and part-time wages and student circulation assistants.

2. Train, supervise, and evaluate the library Administrative Assistant.

3. Oversee day-to-day operations of library public services, including circulation, reference, inter-library loan, collection maintenance, and instructional services. Coordinate departmental projects and initiatives.

4. Serve on the Collection Development Committee with other professional librarians to evaluate, update, and implement collection development policies, and identify titles for selection, cancellation, and weeding.

5. Provide direct liaison support to law school faculty, including assistance in the use of print an electronic resources, preparation of bibliographies, and facilitation of inter-library and document delivery.

6. Teach legal research as part of the two-year LRWA program, including instruction in both print and electronic resources. Participate in other bibliographic instruction classes including substantive law classes, orientation, and library tours. Participate in LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law training.

7. Serve as Human Resources Liaison for the law library. Coordinate recruitment and orientation of all new classified staff and administrative faculty through eWork. Approve all wage and work-study hiring in Banner HR.

8. Coordinate all public services statistics for reporting purposes to accrediting organizations.

9. Approve and monitor non-book purchases in eVA and Bank of america.

10. Oversee all facilities and housekeeping issues.

11. Participate in professional development activities, library committees, law school, and university activities.

12. Other duties as assigned.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Researcher
Location: White & Case, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Position Summary
The Senior Researcher in our Washington DC office is part of a global Knowledge team and provides substantive research and insight for client work and business development efforts. Specialized knowledge and research expertise to support the Washington office practices, including in the areas of Corporate, Intellectual Property, Litigation, M&A. The Senior Researcher provides strategic research related to markets, industries, and competitors. Coordinates and conducts attorney training on research tools and methodology, as well as participating in broader department strategic initiatives. As part of a centralized global research team, the Senior Researcher in Washington collaborates with colleagues to provide research across White & Case offices. The Senior Researcher leads project teams, train and mentor colleagues, and triage requests as needed.

Position:Library Assistant
Location: Miller & Chevalier, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Library Assistant will conduct domestic and international legal, non-legal, corporate, due diligence, and business development research. The candidate must demonstrate: strong research and technology skills, experience in a law/corporate library setting, ability to assist in developing/maintaining the Library’s technology and print applications, ability to assist Library users to appropriate sources, experience performing Conflicts research, and an understanding of the ethical issues involved.

The Library Assistant is expected to be a positive role model and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients, attorneys, advisors, and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.

Position: Certified Library Professional
Location: “Government Customer”, Washington, DC
Salary:
Salary: $90,000.00 – $120,000.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

PacArtic is looking for a Certified Library Professional to support our government customer in the Washington, DC metro area.

We offer competitive compensation and an extraordinary benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K with company matching, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, three weeks paid time off, and more.

The Librarian will be providing information retrieval services and perform electronic records searches in support of FOIA and other requests. The purpose of the work is to provide expertise in organizing, accessing, and disseminating legal and policy information in specialized subject areas to meet the needs of the IPS user community. The librarian formulates search strategies to retrieve information from IPS’s databases and collaborative tools (e.g. Boolean.)

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position:Technical Services/Digital Services Librarian
Location: Venable LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Venable LLP is seeking a Technical/Digital Services Librarian to assist with the management of digital and print library resources firm-wide. This person will be based in our Washington, DC headquarters.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Ordering and managing print materials for numerous firm libraries
  • Coordinating all technical services tasks related to print materials
  • Developing and maintaining, digital content, as well as, all elements of the library portal on the firm’s intranet
  • Cataloguing all new materials added to the firm-wide library collection. Processing books and serials in the library system
  • Maintaining and updating procedures/policies manual for circulation and acquisitions 

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Minimum of three – five years of experience as a digital and technical services librarian
  • Technical skills to monitor system integrity of library-based products and prepare reports on system status; Sydney Enterprise experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to catalogue all new library materials and manage the maintenance and upkeep of libraries

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

Apply today! https://venable.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0j9fr?source

Position: Cataloging Policy Specialist
Location: Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Library Services. The Cataloging Policy Specialist functions at an expert level in applying knowledge of the principles and rules for cataloging and for the development of RDA: Resource Description and Access and/or the Library of Congress subject headings and classification systems.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities
Writes and/or edits information on PSD programs, policies, functions, and research as a recognized expert in a subject area and/or a format area. Written products articulate, interpret, and explain the highly complex and important topics of the particular project. Writes reports, analyses, statements, proposals, and operational documents that are analytically sound and logically presented in their first drafts and that accurately reflect LC cataloging policy and procedures.

Serves as an expert in the development of cataloging criteria for cataloging and classifying highly specialized or new and changing fields of knowledge. Participates actively in developing national policies for all major cataloging programs and activities that expand the national bibliographic and authority control structures Included in this developmental work are contributions to necessary documentation in a systematic effort to promote the national program or activities and disseminate information about the policies formulated for them. Is an authoritative spokesperson on cataloging policies or plans for policies. Organizes and conducts discussions on cataloging matters in meetings with catalogers and supervisors, cataloging division chiefs, and other Library officials. Reviews proposals for changes/additions to basic documents or to the principles on which these documents are based while considering the impact on existing policy and existing records. Advises and guides other experienced catalogers and supervisors. Resolves most technical cataloging problems and advises catalogers and revisers in the application of rules. Through a variety of channels, conducts literature searches to determine appropriate degree of expansion. Interprets present and past cataloging rules.

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

Organizes, develops, and schedules training projects for a wide variety of subjects. Develops realistic goals for the training session. Develops, prepares, and presents online or classroom instruction that is well-conceived and effective. Designs, develops and provides a wide variety of training tools aimed at a diversified audience with varying levels of sophistication. Develops individualized training plans and training manuals. Provides technical guidance to lower-graded staff. Offers constructive criticism on ways to improve performance, including materials preparation and practices. Prepares well-researched, timely reports and recommendations on polices affecting the training group. Maintains awareness of current advances in training methods. Analyzes trainees’ or cohorts’ comments and questions; then suggests new strategies to accommodate those issues. Provides technical expertise in a specific subject area and/or format.

Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects. Directs and shapes the character and overall nature of projects. Oversees projects from conception through development, production, and introduction to the intended audience. Coordinates the work of others for specific tasks 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. Manages a variety of functions simultaneously and with flexibility to work under competing demands and deadlines. Serves on committees and other groups involved in investigating new technologies and their possible application to library programs.

Position: Web Services and Discovery Services Manager
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary Range: $70,621.00 – $74,000.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Summary/Objective

The Web Services and Discovery Manager is responsible for the Library’s website and integrated web services, discovery service (Primo VE) and the user experience. The incumbent will implement, customize, and integrate web applications for the Library website. Develop or support applications to optimize discoverability of third-party research content. Develop systematic processes for website usability testing. Works closely with campus partners and stakeholders to ensure that the design, delivery, and operation of web services are optimal and in support of the needs of American University Library. Ensures website is responsive and accessible.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • 5 years’ experience of progressively responsible experience including building or designing solutions for web based technology, working with cross functional teams, participating in project development, and leading progressively complex projects.
  • 3 years’ experience managing a library discovery service (Primo or Primo VE preferred)
  • Knowledge of current web innovations, technologies and best practices in web design, and web application security concepts, and web services with HTML, CSS JavaScript, and server side languages.
  • 2 years’ experience utilizing latest web standards and design practices, including HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, and JavaScript libraries (e.g., SQL, jQuery)
  • Experience developing user-centered applications integrating RESTful API’s
  • Experience with project lifecycles, source code management, and code reviews
  • Knowledge of current best practices in user experience and usability, accessibility, and Section 508 compliance
  • Experience with databases, preferably Oracle and MS SQL Server or similar experience with usability testing
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to demonstrate past success working with multiple stakeholders in ways that were both inclusive and data-driven.

Seven Positions: Washington DC & Northern Virginia

Position: Empirical Research Services Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Law Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Georgetown Law Library seeks an energetic, self-driven Empirical Research Services Librarian who is detail-oriented, committed to quality, and able to adapt to an evolving environment. With a dynamic staff of over 50 people, the Law Library welcomes and encourages initiative. Collaboration across departments is the norm, leadership and growth opportunities abound, and learning never ends.

The Empirical Research Services Librarian, a newly created position within the Law Library, is a member of a diverse reference and research services staff of 15 librarians. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Research Services, this position participates in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of the library’s research services that support the research needs of the law center, focusing on the individual scholarly and education pursuits of the law faculty and administration. The incumbent’s duties include but are not limited to:

Research Services

  • Meets requests of faculty or administrators for research support, negotiating completion dates and coordinating project accomplishment by assigning to student employees or completing personally.
  • Analyzes and evaluates legal and interdisciplinary materials, synthesizes factual findings, and composes memoranda to faculty to communicate research results.
  • Provides empirical research support, including developing research designs, acquiring data sets, and performing statistical analysis.
  • Works with department’s document delivery service, troubleshooting problems when they arise, and personally performing document delivery tasks as appropriate.
  • Works with other members of the library liaison program to manage completion of research projects received through the liaison program.

Management of Research Services Students

  • Along with other departmental librarians, coordinates and oversees team of student research assistants for assistance with projects.
  • Provides advanced student assistance with statistical, econometric, or other data.
  • Reviews work product and provides constructive feedback on methodologies and strategies.
  • Supervises students who may be at the graduate level and would be working with statistical software or programs.
  • Upon request, incumbent may supervise other members of the library research services staff.

Faculty Liaison

  • Serves as the primary point of library contact for designated faculty members and is responsible for meeting regularly with them to assess their research and scholarship needs.
  • Understands designated faculty members’ areas of teaching and scholarship, and develops proactive services, as desired, for these faculty members.
  • Responds effectively to specialized research requests from faculty.
  • Provides advanced and refresher online training sessions to faculty members.

Training of Research Assistants and Others

  • Participates in developing and administering a thorough research training program for students employed as research assistants, focusing on departmental policies and procedures, advanced research techniques, legal reference bibliography, online database skills, research methodology, and topical research instruction.
  • Provides training when required to library colleagues or faculty personal research assistants in specialized statistical and econometric software.
  • Identifies additional training opportunities to meet empirical research needs.

Reference and Collection Development

  • Provides reference and research assistance through scheduled reference desk rotations and assigned consultations for students.
  • Shares knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods including international, foreign, and comparative law.
  • May provide service on scheduled evenings and weekends as well as during normal business hours.
  • Within assigned subject areas, selects materials for the collection and assesses the collection quality, making decisions on the addition, transfer, withdrawal, or preservation of individual titles.
  • Contributes to collection development policies by participating in relevant meetings and trainings.

Professional Activities & Institutional Advancement

  • Participates in activities of the law library, law center, university, and professional associations by serving as a committee member or volunteer.
  • Through work and actions, advances library goals and values as articulated in library planning documents and values statement.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability working with statistics or using software for statistical and spatial data analysis (GIS).
  • Adept at navigating and utilizing online and network-based information systems.
  • Expert knowledge of database tools to provide patrons with reports and information as requested, including using queries and scripting tools to display reports in web interfaces.
  • Aptitude in locating locally and externally available datasets and statistical materials.
  • Excellent communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent) or a Master’s degree in Economics or Statistics.
  • One to three years of professional experience in a law or academic library.
  • Empirical research and quantitative data analysis experience, including with econometrics and statistical software

The Empirical Research Services Librarian holds an Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Librarians are encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life.

Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package to help provide employees with work-life balance, including child care through professional, licensed on-site day care; tuition assistance for employees and their dependent children; and retirement savings in which the university contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://careers.georgetown.edu) by using Job Number JR06742 or via this link. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references (submission of a single document is preferred). Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable.

Priority will be given to applications received by July 3, 2019.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Law Library, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Georgetown Law Library seeks an energetic, self-driven Reference Librarian who is highly service- oriented and able to adapt to an evolving environment. With a dynamic staff of over 50 people, the Law Library welcomes and encourages initiative. Collaboration across departments is the norm, leadership and growth opportunities abound, and learning never ends.

The Reference Librarian is a member of a diverse reference and research services staff of 15 librarians from different professional backgrounds and with wide ranging interests and areas of expertise. The Reference Librarian provides extensive legal reference services in a fast-paced, dynamic environment by participating in the reference desk rotation, conducting individual research consultations, writing research guides, and participating in instructional programs. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reference, the Reference Librarian has duties that include but are not limited to:

Reference Service

  • Participates in the reference desk rotation (including evenings, weekends, and some holidays), and meets individually with students to advise them on research sources and strategies.

Instruction & Communication
     Actively involved in the teaching of legal research skills and online searching techniques to first- year students in the Legal Research and Writing program.
     Designs, develops, and teaches specialized legal research classes to upper-class students.
     Conducts research in appropriate disciplines to prepare for classes on specific topics (e.g., environmental law, health law, or tax law) and identifies key materials in the subject area.

Faculty Services
     Serves as the primary point of library contact for designated faculty members and is responsible for meeting regularly with them to assess their research and scholarship needs.
     Understands designated faculty members’ areas of teaching and scholarship, and develops proactive services, as desired, for these faculty members.
     In coordination with the Head of Library Research Services and the Head of Reference, responds effectively to specialized research requests from faculty, and, as appropriate, works with the Head of Library Research Services to assign faculty research projects to the Library Research Services Department’s students and staff.
     Provides advanced and refresher online training sessions to faculty members.
     Collaborates with others in the library to develop marketing and outreach initiatives to introduce and educate faculty about library services.

Selection
     Develops the library’s collection in assigned subject areas.
     Selects materials for the collection and assesses the quality of the collections, making decisions on the addition, transfer, withdrawal, or preservation of individual titles.
     Contributes to the library’s collection development policies by participating in relevant meetings and trainings.

Other Presentations and Tours
Develops, plans, and/or teaches programs on various aspects of legal research to specialized groups outside the library’s primary patrons and conducts tours of the library for visitors.

Professional Activities
Participates as a member of Library and Law Center committees, as well as in activities of professional associations (both library- and law-related).

Institutional Advancement
Through work and actions, advances library goals and values as articulated in library planning documents and values statement.

Requirements
     J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent.
     Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent.
     Expert knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods.
     Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases.
     Awareness of current trends in legal research, library automation, and library instructional programs.
     Excellent communications skills.
     Availability and willingness to work as scheduled during normal business hours, evening hours, weekend hours, and holiday hours.

Preferred Qualifications
     One to three years of professional experience in a law or academic library.
     Experience with teaching legal research.

The Reference Librarian position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Reference Librarians are encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life.

Reference Librarians hold Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointments. Entry-level applicants are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package to help provide employees with work-life balance, including child care through professional, licensed on-site day care; tuition assistance for employees and their dependent children; and retirement savings in which the university contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://careers.georgetown.edu) by using Job Number JR06733 or via this link. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references (submission of a single document is preferred). Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

The start date is negotiable. Priority will be given to applications received by June 26, 2019.

Position: Research Content Librarian
Location: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct complex legal and non-legal research including, interlibrary loan and news alerts across a wide range of practice areas
  • Familiarity with the firm’s broad portfolio of content such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Securities Mosaic, Law360, Bloomber BNA, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, Capital IQ and Newsdesk
  • Conduct current awareness content distribution in support of attorney electronic alerts utilizing the firm’s news aggregator Newsdesk
  • Participate in learning programs and orientation cycles for Summer and Fall Associates
  • Work closely with the Acquisitions and Content Librarian on a daily basis during resource constraints and absences

Qualifications
Required:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • Two to three years of experience as a researcher with a law firm or academic or public library
  • Service oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and executive presence
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with a dispersed team

Preferred:

  • Experience working across a matrixed organization

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Position: Research Analyst
Location: Arnold & Porter, Washington DC; Silicon Valley, CA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Analyst. The incumbent will be responsible for covering west coast hours (9:00 am. – 6:00 p.m. PT/ 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET Monday-Friday) and can be located in any of the following offices:  Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York or DC.

Our Research Analysts work as part of an energetic, creative and service oriented team, responding to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel located firm-wide and supporting designated practice and industry groups.  Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, collection development and other department activities.

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.
• Two plus years 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, LexisAdvance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer and Bloomberg BNA.
• Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
• Strong customer service orientation.
• Able to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
• Able to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Apply online:  https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities 

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

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST.

The Head of Content Acquisitions and Management oversees the department which encompasses activities relating to the acquisition or licensing of information resources for law library collections and the maintenance of the collection. It is responsible for law library functions relating to ordering and acquisition of new print, electronic, other non-print, and archival material; processing and claiming of serial publications in all formats; vendor relations; compilation and reporting of acquisitions, serials, and other collection statistics. This position reports to the Law Library Deputy Director.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies
  • Two years of supervisory and/or management experience
  • Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets, databases, and other technology tools
  • Strong capability in performance and management of detail-oriented tasks
  • Experience working with codes and data in an integrated library system
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience with Alma preferred

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply for this position, please submit an application via the Georgetown University Human Resources Joblist website and include a cover letter to the attention of Carole Prietto, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Preferably these documents should be combined into a single PDF.

To ensure full consideration please submit your application by Friday, July 5, 2019.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Carole Prietto at cap166@law.georgetown.edu

Position: Data and Publications Librarian (Senior Analyst)
Location: Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST.

Background: The Information Services Unit (ISU) within the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Sector (KIC) is currently looking for a dynamic and motivated information system professional who values innovation and knowledge. In this role, you will help us make a difference in the development of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The team’s mission: ISU oversees the management of the Felipe Herrera library where our employees can develop excellent innovation and collaboration skills as well as expand our perspective of user-oriented service.
What you will do:
Management of publications:
  • You will support the effective monitoring of technical quality control processes for the publication of research reports and sectoral data in the Publications’ page (https://publications.iadb.org/) and Data (https://data.iadb.org/) of the IDB, advising on aspects such as metadata quality, use of taxonomies, etc. Advise the authors and institutional managers about our internal regulations, as well as the best practices of the publishing industry for the effective dissemination of their knowledge products.
  • You will analyze and continuously update existing technologies for the storage, curation and dissemination of data and sectoral datasets, including metadata healing and data exchange practices.
  • You will work as a team with sector and/or embedded librarians and with the dissemination and semantic web team on the use of specialized techniques for the visibility of knowledge on the Internet, such as search engine optimization (SEO).
Specialized information services:
  • You will provide superior embedded librarian services for your respective portfolio, maintaining library products, making sure that your clients’ needs of the clients are met.
  • You will disseminate state of the art external knowledge to sector specialists through LibGuides information portals (internally called “Infoguías”), using subscriptions to foster the use of information resources and other knowledge discovery tools available in the library.
  • You will offer personalized training in the use of library tools and platforms and constantly assess the changing needs of your client.
Taxonomy and semantic web
  • You will provide support in the use of organizational documentary tools, such as taxonomies, thesauri and ontologies.
  • You will manage semantic technology platforms, especially ontology management tools such as Pool Party.
  • You will maintain the institutional knowledge ontology, to facilitate the cataloging and subsequent organization and dissemination of our knowledge products (especially those related to publications and sectoral data), through the standardization of topics and keywords.
Reference Coordination
  • You will manage the services offered by the Felipe Herrera Library, from the circulation of printed material of the Library to requests for interlibrary loans created by Bank employees.
  • You will contribute to the reference coordination work with the team of embedded librarians.
Other tasks:
  • Support the different initiatives proposed by the Library team, ISU and the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Sector.
  • Organize and participate in trainings.
What you will need:
Education: A bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Information Management, Library Science or related fields. Bachelor of Science in the Library or specialist in subjects with experience in research is an asset.

Experience: Minimum one year of professional experience, providing high quality services for clients that meet their needs. Have the skills to seek and heal information which helps you find the right information and deliver it to your clients in a timely and effective manner. Value teamwork, but also be able to work independently and use your own judgment. Also, know how to work under pressure, in an accelerated and highly collaborative environment.

Skills: You have the ability to work on several issues at once, set priorities independently and have high attention to details. You are an advanced user of content management systems, especially ILLiad, WorldShare-OCLC and LibGuides, search engines (Google and Bing) and open data management applications such as Socrata and Microsoft Excel.

Languages: You are fluent in English and Spanish. Portuguese is a plus.

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Opportunity Summary:

Type of contract: Staff, fixed-term

Length of contract: 3 years
Location: Washington, DC
Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.

 

Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.
We encourage women, afro-descendants, people of indigenous origins, and persons with disabilities to apply.

About us: At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.

A candidate has been pre-identified for this position and may apply. However, this remains a competitive process and other qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will be duly considered.

Position: Librarian

Location: Defense Technical Information Center, Fort Belvoir, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) is the central facility for the acquisition, preservation, protection, retrieval, and dissemination of scientific and technical information (STI) supporting the Research and Engineering (R&E) needs of the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as federal and industry partners. DTIC provides leading edge information services and analysis products to the DoD community as a recognized leader in information and knowledge management innovations.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a librarian responsible for providing information retrieval services and customized products to DTIC’s customers.
  • The purpose of the work is to provide expertise in organizing, accessing, and disseminating scientific and technical information in specialized subject areas to meet the needs of the DTIC user community.
  • The librarian formulates search strategies to retrieve information from DTIC’s databases and collaborative tools (e.g., Technical Report, Unified Research and Engineering, Independent Research and Development, DoDTechipedia and DoDTechSpace).

Two Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Branch Manager
Location: Centreville Branch, Queen Anne’s County Library
Salary: $57,881-$78,140

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Queen Anne’s County Library has an opening for a full-time branch manager at the Centreville branch.   The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to lead. They will have a demonstrated ability to connect positively with library and community leaders and organizations, library staff, library customers and general public.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Centreville branch of the Queen Anne’s County Library

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage, supervise, and participate in all daily services and support operations within the branch
  • Develop goals, plans, programs, services, and procedures for branch library
  • Select and evaluate branch staff
  • Prepare reports and statistics for branch
  • Oversee collection development needs of branch
  • Ensures the buildings and grounds of the branch are properly maintained
  • Works closely with other branch manager and library management to assure services are responsive customer’s needs

Position: Library Technician (Collections Management Technician)
Location: Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section, Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $37,955 to $49,338 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
These positions are located in the Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section, Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 341909.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbents of this position will work a fixed work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Following extensive library rules, procedures and operations, incumbent performs an array of activities involved in maintaining the collections, including ensuring that collections are in the proper order, safe from hazards and readily retrievable when requested. Arranges, sorts and reshelves materials returned to the stacks according to the prescribed order for that portion of the collection. Maintains assigned areas to ensure that each item is in proper order according to collections management and maintenance guidelines for each collection. Frequent shelf reading of the collections, i.e., ensuring that the items on the shelves are in proper order, is a critical component of collections maintenance. Incumbent uses multiple shelving and classification arrangements including LC Classification, fixed location arrangement and others utilized by CALM to ensure that collections are properly shelved, arranged and accessible for use.

Following extensive library rules, procedures and operations, retrieves materials from the collection. Applies judgement in retrieving materials. Receives retrieval requests through a number of methods including paper call slips, Automated Call Slip ( online request system) and from lists. With some projects, incumbent follows general guidelines on what to pull, and must adhere to these guidelines which might include criteria such as item condition, date of publication, or format.

The incumbent must have an in-depth understanding of a number of databases. Most importantly, the incumbent must be thoroughly familiar with the features and proper use of the ACS and the LC ILS in order to interpret and follow information provided for each retrieval activity, to fill requests, to know when it is acceptable to substitute an alternate edition, and to check the online ACS request screen for another copy when copies may be in different locations. Composes and sends a free text message to requesters through the free text message field of ACS regarding the need for additional information or elaboration on, or clarification of a computer-generated response.

Performs an array of preservation-related activities in support of stabilizing the collections and preventing further damage. Examples of activities required by the incumbent are: placing items in acid free envelopes; and placing small items in envelopes and slings. As part of this activity, incumbent must legibly and accurately write information on the outside of an enclosure and place other labels and markings on the enclosure.

Five Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Assistant Head of Circulation
Location: Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Primary Job Duties:  Assists the Head of Circulation with managing all aspects of the Circulation Department, including assisting with supervision of contingent staff and student employees, responding to patron inquiries, data collection and assessment, stacks management, and departmental planning.  The Assistant Head has primary responsibility for all aspects of Interlibrary Loan borrowing, document delivery, and on-demand article delivery services, as well as coordinating resource sharing services for distance students.  During the regular academic semesters, the Assistant Head will oversee the desk during evening hours, Sundays through Thursdays, including working regular shifts at the desk, and serves in a backup capacity for course reserves processing. Incumbent must contribute to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in any area. One year of experience directly related to library services such as Circulation or Interlibrary Loan, and one year of supervisory experience. Experience using Microsoft Office, staff module of library catalogs or integrated library systems, Internet, fax, scanner, and other general office equipment is required

Preferred Qualifications: Experience using ILLiad or similar Interlibrary Loan software.

General knowledge and understanding of the nature and function of libraries, including library services, standards, and procedures, bibliographic records, publishing and publication formats, and library catalogs/integrated library systems such as Aleph or Alma.  Skill in data collection and analysis, interpretation and application of library policies and procedures, and analysis of problems of a moderately complex nature.  Ability to provide excellent customer service; communicate effectively and efficiently with all levels of staff and customers (verbal and written); work well with others; learn and apply new technologies; and provide guidance and instruction to contingent staff and student assistants.  Ability to apply and enforce U.S. Copyright laws and current trends related to access and use of information resources. Knowledge of basic principles of quality customer service, teamwork, and conflict resolution. Ability to work independently and exercise initiative in applying rules, procedures and instructions. Experience and proficiency with one or more technologies or tools used to create, seek, use, or manage information. Ability to learn and operate a variety of common computing and productivity applications (e.g. email, word processing, databases and spreadsheets, content management, web browsers) and specialized library hardware, systems, and software applications. Ability to apply key concepts and best practices for developing, maintaining, and using collections of digital information. Skill in analytical and problem solving. Ability to assist other library staff in selecting and evaluating technology used in libraries.

This is a full-time, non-exempt State position with a full benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Starting salary is $38,204.00 annually, which is approximately $18.32 per hour.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.  To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume.  All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail.  Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Applications received by June 13, 2019 will be given full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

Position: Director, Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Location: Maryland State Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Description
This is a professional position responsible for providing leadership in the planning, development and improvement of library service for the blind and physically handicapped citizens in Maryland and to facilitate statewide library partnerships. Directs and coordinates all program activities for the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), an essential function of the Maryland State Library (MSL). Responsible for the management of a 55,000 square foot building, including all personnel, ongoing and emergency facility maintenance, procurement of contracted services, computer network and building operations. Identifies needs for capital improvement of the facilities and oversees large scale capital improvement projects, working with the Department of General Services (DGS) on planning and implementation. Responsible for the information technology infrastructure for LBPH and MSL including oversight of the computer network specialist and the Integrated Library System (ILS). Oversees the Maryland Accessible Textbook (MAT) program. Directly supervises the managers of various library functions. Ensures high quality library services to eligible individuals with disabilities through effective planning, analysis, and creative program development. Develops and implements regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines for LBPH and monitors and evaluates their effectiveness before reporting in the annual Managing for Results report. Develops and implements strategies to ensure measurable achievement in this critical program providing information resources to the print disabled citizens of Maryland.

Requirements
EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree in Library Information Science or School Library Media from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

EXPERIENCE: Six years of professional experience in library administration, management, and supervision to include experience serving persons with disabilities.

PREFERRED: Knowledge of library operations and the provision of library services for citizens who are blind, have visual impairments or have a disability; knowledge of disability legislation; knowledge of publishing industry and processes for obtaining instructional materials in alternative formats; knowledge of online integrated library systems and software used in library environments; skill in planning, organizing, and completing effective and creative presentations; ability to research information; ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with diverse clientele and staff; ability to work effectively as a part of a team; ability to exercise good judgement and tact when dealing with various populations; ability to communicate effectively.

Position: Information Technology Librarian
Location: Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Job Description

Coordinates the development of new technology applications that support library programs and services; identifies emerging technologies and develops programs and best practices for the Phillips Library; works collaboratively with library and university IT staff, faculty and students. Collaborates with faculty and other librarians to enhance students’ research skills by the creation and delivery of instruction activities and class sessions.

Experience/Qualifications

  • Demonstrated enjoyment in working with the challenges of using technology applications to support library services.
  • Knowledge of current trends in digital library development, digitization standards and preservation, and digital rights management issues relating to digital materials.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups to plan improvements and resolve problems.
  • Ability to learn and teach new technologies quickly, as well as to effectively interact with others who possess a range of technological backgrounds.
  • Ability to provide training and instruction on processes to individuals or groups.
  • Excellent customer service skills with a commitment to customer service.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with current metadata schemes and evolving standards.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Position Status

  • Full-time position.
  • Open until filled.

Ways to Apply

Applicants are requested to submit a resume and cover letter which in part addresses the contribution the candidate can make to a Catholic liberal arts institution. Information is to be sent to:

Mount St. Mary’s University
Department of Human Resources
Information Technology Librarian Search
16300 Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Or email resume materials to: resume@msmary.edu.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Manage the library’s OCLC WorldShare Management services, including sub-systems for cataloging and resources discovery, inventory control, acquisitions and interlibrary loan.
  2. Manage digital resources collection, including database products and licenses, EZproxy (user authentication software), MSM digital repository (ContentDM).
  3. Manage technical data and account integrity for the library’s large collection of digital resources including constant direct contact with campus networking staff and vendor/content provider’s technical staff.
  4. Manages the development and maintenance of the library’s website and social media sites.

Other Responsibilities and Tasks

  1. The information technology librarian leads the Library’s digital initiatives in collaboration with librarians, faculty and university administration.
  2. Provides expertise in identifying, evaluating and making recommendations concerning the use of new and emerging technologies that support the library’s mission.
  3. Provides leadership and coordination for planning, implementing and training for the adoption and integration of new technologies.
  4. Evaluates user-side applications and their impact on information systems design and resource delivery.
  5. Participates in regional and/or national professional activities to advance the development of digital library resources, including representing the Mount at OCLC, MICUA and other regional librarian meetings.
  6. Develops, implements and maintains digital services, workflows and policies throughout the library.
  7. Collaborates directly with faculty to design library research instruction sessions that include information technology resources.
  8. Collaborates with other librarians to provide research consultation and instruction to students on request.
  9. Participates in the academic department liaison program including library instruction.
  10. Coordinates library technology services with Mount’s Frederick campus.
  11. Serves on the campus-wide Technology Advisory Committee.

Minimum Qualifications

MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA-accredited program; demonstrated experience with electronic information services and library systems and their applications, specific knowledge and experience in managing OCLC WorldShare Management System and its sub-systems, OCLC WorldCat Discovery system and EZ Proxy authentication system; experience with and strong commitment to customer service and library instruction; working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications, web development tools and social media; effective oral and written communication skills.

Position: Library Research Specialist
Location: Jones Day, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LLSDC JobLine.

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under immediate supervision of the Associate Director, Library Research Services, and following prescribed departmental, Office and Firm procedures, the Specialist, Library Research is responsible for performing a variety of tasks in the library, including but not limited to data and document retrieval requests from attorneys and staff members. This will include retrieving case files, newly filed complaints, docket sheets, court documents, U.S. patents, SEC EDGAR filings, company profiles, judicial profiles and assorted cited references. The Specialist, Library Research is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to clients, producing quality work products and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, the Specialist, Library Research must fulfill the needs of the Office in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s visions and values.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and up to one year of library experience at an AmLaw 100 firm or Fortune 500 Company preferred.
  • Experience with reference tracking software, integrated library systems and online research tools (e.g. Westlaw, LexisNexis, Capital IQ, Bloomberg Law, Quest).

Applicants should apply on Jones Day Career Site

Position: Supervisory Librarian (American Law Research)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Supervisory Librarian to lead a group of professional librarians who provide legal information research for Members of Congress, congressional committees, and their staff.

Responsibilities
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) American Law Division is seeking a Supervisory Librarian to lead and to join its librarian team. The Supervisory Librarian will supervise and lead a diverse group of staff performing legal research and writing work at various levels. The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the Assistant Director and works highly independently, exercising considerable judgement and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the broad overall guidelines and policies.

Supervises a group of employees performing work at a variety of levels including work at the GS-13 and GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and/or experts outside the Library of Congress and/or CRS, both domestic and international to resolve reference issues. Meets with researchers and analyzes questions and requirements in depth and detail and suggests search strategies involving the greatest complexity or time. Provides research services for users that involve not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating information itself. Activities require substantial depth of analysis to access information.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgement to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library function. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information, as well as, to coordinate workflow within CRS. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars and exhibits. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside CRS and the Library of Congress.

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 legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Requirements

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

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

  • Ability to supervise, lead and manage staff**
  • Ability to apply knowledge of legal information resources**
  • Ability to apply knowledge of legal information research within public policy research frameworks**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others**
  • Ability to manage projects
  • Ability to convey information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations
  • Ability to communicate in writing
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Venable LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Venable LLP is seeking a Reference Librarian to assist with the daily operations of our Washington, DC reference desk.  This person will be responsible for conducting research, responding to research requests, and delivering in-house training and outreach to legal staff.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for… 

•Sharing responsibilities for Reference Desk operations to ensure operations meet the needs of all library patrons.

•Providing assistance at the Reference Desk; responding to information requests, locating cases, searching databases such as LEXIS and WESTLAW, and requesting interlibrary loans.

•Conducting research interviews with patrons and recommending appropriate firm materials from the library collection.

•Tracking all reference transactions in Integrated Library System.

 The successful candidate will demonstrate…

•Master of Library Science ,equivalent degree or equivalent research experience

•The ability to conduct legal research, including experience using online and print resources to conduct research.  3-5 years experience doing research required.

•Working knowledge of library research databases. Intellectual Property research experience  strongly preferred

•The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks.

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

Part-Time Temporary Reference Librarian
Location: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Sheppard Mullin has an immediate opening for a Part-time Temporary Reference Librarian located in our Washington, DC office. This role is responsible for undertaking reference and some research services for all attorneys and staff and will utilize all relevant information and knowledge resources available to the firm. This is a part-time temporary position lasting about 6-8 weeks, with possible longer term considerations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Quickly respond to research and reference requests from all firm personnel.
  • Conduct inter-library loan and document retrieval as needed.  Research to identify appropriate reference materials, books, journals, other services available from external libraries and 3rd party vendors, using online library catalogs to assist inter-library loan and document delivery efforts.
  • Perform other activities/projects as required to assist the firm-wide team of information professionals.
  • Ability to work between the hours of 8:00am and 12:00 noon M-F.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Master’s degree in information and library studies, or a related field is desired.
  • 2-3 years of professional library experience in a law firm, corporate, government, or other professional services environment strongly preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills with online legal research tools; Experience with legal, business, and IP related research tools (Westlaw, Derwent Innovation, Docket Navigator, Monitor Suite, etc.) preferred but not required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (at least one (1) year)
  • Ability to succeed in both collaborative and independent situations.
  • Strong time management skills

Please submit resumes to: cs.la@sheppardmullin.com.