Seven Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Job Summary

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. The work schedule for the position is Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and professional staff in all practice areas of the firm.
  • Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.
  • Supports research and Knowledge Management initiatives for firm attorneys and professional staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.
  • Mentors Research & Knowledge Services professional staff.
  • Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

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

Experience/Education

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of eight years) and a minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Research Librarian

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

Position Overview

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

Responsibilities

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

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

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

Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited school
  • Minimum two years law library experience, preferably in a law firm setting.
  • Will consider someone with related experience and proven track record.

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

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Serials Management)
Location: Library Service and Content Management, Library Technical Services, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington , District of Columbia.
The Selectee will work Shift-1 Monday- Friday and a tour of duty from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Librarian (Serials Management), your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Serves as subject matter expert in serials management: researches operational issues involving serials control and recommends solutions for life cycle management of serials involving workflows, processes, procedures, and staffing skills; works with the team to resolve complex issues identified in the life cycle management of Federal resources/publications.
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive serials management plan for current and historic serials in tangible and electronic formats, taking into consideration factors such as staffing levels and skills, changes in technology, expectations of customers, new approaches and practices to serials management.
  • Performs professional tasks to manage the life cycle of U.S. Government serials and integrating resources, including proper identification, selection, cataloging, classification and check-in of these resources, current and historic, in tangible and electronic forms.
  • Serves as expert on serial cataloging rules and practices to be able to identify various bibliographic control issues and concerns unique to serial publications and integrating resources.
  • Develops, collects, and evaluates serials management statistics which measures the outcomes achieved and the goals accomplished.
  • Serves as the serials specialist recommending and developing new procedures and practices to identify, locate, and fill gaps in serial holdings in the Catalog of Government Publications.
  • Reviews existing serials and integrating resources policies and guidelines within LTS to determine any gaps that exist.
  • Trains and develops staff, including reviewing and updating serials and integrating resources cataloging training plans, conducting workshops, reviewing the records of staff learning this work.
  • Serves as representative, lead, subject matter expert on projects, initiatives, committees, at conferences both internally and externally for LSCM and GPO.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian Technician (Senior Delivery Technician)
Location: Collections Integrity and Maintenance Office, Collections Access, Loan and Management (CALM) Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $42,308 to $55,006 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position is located in the Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Unit 1 of the Collections Integrity and Maintenance Office, Collections Access, Loan and Management (CALM) Division.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
The position description number for this position is 232078.

Responsibilities
The incumbent picks up, distributes, and returns items requested by CALM’s Reference and Collections Support Section staff for the use primarily of Congressional and interlibrary loan customers and for other official purposes.

Incumbent is responsible for scanning all material upon arrival from Ft. Meade and when material is delivered to the appropriate custodial division or reading room. When loan requests are filled, incumbent assembles books for delivery to Congressional offices, maintains a computerized log noting the time the books are leaving the Division, and transfers them to a commercial delivery service on a strict schedule.

Incumbent photocopies or scans articles and short works identified by reference staff for interlibrary loan customers. These items are either mailed to the requestors, are sent by fax or through other document transmission methods such as ARIEL and Odyssey.

Incumbent checks the majority of books that are returned to the shelf, normally by scanning the item’s barcode into the check-in function of the LC ILS Circulation module.

Incumbent provides circulation status checks for Library staff who request material and receive not-on-shelf responses if these staff cannot search the circulation database themselves and need to know whether or not a book is charged.

Other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technician (Information and Technical Services)
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) , Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a library technician (information and technical services) to process and maintain research materials used by CRS staff. The selectee also responds to requests for information and documents by internal and external clients.

Responsibilities
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 Library technician will perform the following duties:

  • Identifies documents and other materials relevant to the CRS mission, and assists in making the materials accessible to staff. This includes downloading digital documents or digitizing printed materials and uploading files to internal repositories.
  • Checks in serial publications, receives and processes newly received materials, and updates holdings information in the library catalog.
  • Searches library catalogs and databases to verify bibliographic information. Creates metadata for digital documents or collections, applying established taxonomies as appropriate.
  • Maintains print collections, including sorting, shelving, and weeding materials; shifting collections; assisting with collection inventories to identify gaps and duplicates. Assist in developing and maintaining digital collections.
  • Assists in the staffing of the CRS research facilities and/or congressional reading rooms.
  • Provides ready reference and document delivery services: identifies, retrieves, and delivers documents from a range of sources and in diverse media, contacting libraries and other cultural institutions, government agencies, publishers, and authors as needed.
  • Delivers a variety of documents and data, making copies of CRS seminars and workshop materials in response to client requests.
  • Conducts searches on a variety of electronic resources to locate appropriate documents or to find factual information such as names and contact information for congressional liaisons or addresses of organizations.

Position: Faculty and Web Services Librarian
Location: Antonin Scalia Law School, Law Library, George Mason University, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Responsibilities:

This position reports to the Associate Director of the Law Library. The incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing library services to faculty and providing web services to the law school and law library. Duties include management of the faculty liaison program, web editing and content development, development and design of both print and online resources, reference and research services to law faculty through the faculty liaison program, law student instruction, providing reference services to students, faculty, and alumni, and other duties as assigned.

Duties:

  • Oversee and coordinate liaison services to full-time and adjunct faculty;
  • Provide liaison services to designated faculty members:
    • Provide on-line searches for faculty, and provide cases, articles, and other library materials upon request;
    • Assist faculty with locating print materials in the collection, by ILL, or purchase, and provide assistance in the use of electronic databases;
    • Work as liaison to faculty in the identification, evaluation, and selection of library materials;
    • Assist full-time, adjunct faculty and staff in the use of the TWEN course management system.
  • Develop, design, and maintain content for the law school and law library website, and print promotional and instructional materials to include:
    • Update, upload, and edit website content for law school departments and law student organizations;
    • Develop and design print promotional materials, programs, posters, brochures, instructional materials, and other documentation as needed;
    • Create and maintain web templates, forms, and images;
    • Provide backup support for the calendar, news, and events on the website;
    • Create and update faculty and adjunct profiles, biographies, and CVs;
    • Post on the website prior to each semester course syllabi, assignments and related materials;
    • Assist with faculty homepages on WordPress;
    • Maintain proficiency in HTML, MODx, WordPress, Siteimprove, Illustrator, Photoshop, and other tools as needed.
  • Serve as coordinator of the Faculty Research Paper Series on the Social Science Research Network; submit and update faculty research papers for online publication and distribution; monitor usage statistics associated with faculty publications; post original papers to the law school’s website;
  • Provide Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law passwords for faculty and staff and assist new users in setting-up accounts and using databases; oversee and monitor password lists in Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law in an effort to keep them current;
  • Assist with legal instruction in the LRWA first and second year programs; assist with Scholarly Writing for journal students; lecture in selected law school classes each semester on the use of legal databases and other related resources;
  • Participate in collection development, including reviewing both print and electronic materials for selection;
  • Oversee the maintenance of the law school’s electronic file of VA Supreme Court records and briefs;
  • Coordinate with Mason paralegal class instructors and conduct or schedule tours of the Law Library for their classes;
  • Provide general reference services by e-mail, telephone, and in-person to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other members of the Mason community;
  • Participate in professional development, to include, attending conferences and meetings of national, state, and regional professional associations; serve on library and university committees;
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school and/or an M.L.S. or equivalent, from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library school;
  • Thorough knowledge of legal bibliography, both in print and electronic formats; academic law library experience providing services to law faculty;
  • Relevant teaching experience; strong service orientation and organizational abilities; proficiency with HTML;
  • Ability to use a content management system (MODX, WordPress) to develop and maintain web content; demonstrated experience with photo editing and graphic design using Photoshop and Illustrator;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

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Position: Library Coordinator
Location: George Washington University, Washington, DC
Salary: $17.49 – $22.77

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This position is a permanent part-time paraprofessional working as a member of the Information and Instructional Services Staff. The Library Coordinator provides front-line, core information services to faculty, staff, and students of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), School of Nursing (SON), Milken School of Public Health (GWSPH), GW Hospital, and Medical Faculty Associates (MFA). This includes responding to inquiries via phone, in person, and email or instant messages at the reference desk, from 4-8 pm Monday through Thursday and from 12-4 pm on Saturday. This position is a patron-facing position that staffs the Library’s Reference Desk during all hours listed.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Technical Services/Research Law Librarian
Location: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 – $128,920

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Description:
As a Technical Services/Research Law Librarian for the 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; by providing current awareness of legal developments across OGC practice areas; and by 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.

Qualifications:

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search technologies and concrete, advanced information retrieval techniques
  • Experienced user of Lexis, Westlaw, and other common legal information platforms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the traditional legal research method
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles, practices, and systems
  • Enthusiastic commitment to customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Flexibility and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a librarian in a large law firm
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE:
  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 388317.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII) of employees. Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity and inclusiveness and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, age, or other non-merit factor.

Provides expert advice in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. In coordination with the other section head, serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., that are assigned responsibility for cooperative cataloging and instructional programs, metadata system development, and shaping policy, etc. Organizes, develops, and assists with guiding 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 exhibiting flexibility, creativity and forward thinking. With a future vision in mind, participates in planning the work of the unit and division, utilizing project management skills, developing workflows, formulating goals and objectives, creating timelines, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures. May serve as COR or administer service contracts.

In coordination with the other section head exhibiting flexibility, creativity and forward thinking, makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assists in preparing and overseeing the division budget.

Analyzes practices and procedures, develops innovative policies, and makes recommendations related to on-the-job training for Library Services and advances new learning technologies. Ensures prompt delivery of high quality training in multiple formats.

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.

Four Positions: Washington, DC and Virginia

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Sidney Austin LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Summary

This position can be located in our Chicago, DC, NY, or LA office.

The Research Analyst will provide high-quality, in-depth legal and non-legal research using online and print resources. S/he will liaise with assigned practice area teams by providing key actionable insights that can be used to support better decisions through topic-specific research and analytic results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct high-level, customizable 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; use this expertise to proactively support Practice Area Teams (PAT) as the assigned liaison.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested; develop, plan, coordinate and deliver presentations to assigned PAT and other groups, on recent developments, current awareness and research tools and other topics; contribute to the preparation of instructional and department marketing material.
  • Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material; prepare resource review report as assigned: coordinate user surveys, analyze usage, compare resource with other firm resources and competing products to make informed recommendations for renewal or cancellation.
  • Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices.
  • Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on special projects or any other duties assigned to fully meet the requirements of this position.

Qualifications

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

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university or 3 years experience in a research environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred:

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or other advanced degree.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, graphic editors, and other related technology tools.

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • The ability to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Position: Library Assistant (Circulation)
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, DC
Salary: $42,308 to $61,122 per year

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: Friday, 10/25/2019 , 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.

Position: Information and Data Management Officer
Location: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Washington, DC
Salary: $59,983 – $126,062

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

As an Information and Data Management Officer for the CIA, you will focus on the management of data, information, and knowledge across all Agency equities in order to increase discoverability, facilitate dissemination, and provide timely and relevant digital intelligence in every directorate and mission center. This includes every aspect of the information lifecycle, including: classification, cataloging, storing, maintaining records and information assets, declassification review, public release, privacy and civil liberties protection, and archiving.

You will work closely with internal partners to formulate search strategies, identify data sources, retrieve digital information, consult on digital data curation processes, procedures, and policies, and conduct high-profile information review and release activities to support public requests and legal/oversight inquiries. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate across the Agency and Intelligence Community in support of information and data management solutions and efforts.

Position: Lead Librarian/Collection Development Librarian
Location: Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, this position assumes responsibility for overall
management of library collection development and management; promotes library collections and services; provides library instruction; provides reference and circulation desk services; participates in library planning and campus and college activities and committees. This position serves as Lead Librarian; the point of contact for other campus units; supervises classified staff; and manages the library in the absence of the Dean.

Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Position
Serves as Lead Librarian for Alexandria Campus Library. Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, assumes responsibility for overall management of library collection development and management; promotes library collections and services; provides library instruction; provides reference and circulation desk services; participates in library planning and campus and college activities and committees.

Four Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Campus Access Services Supervisor (S03164)
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

Job Description Summary
Montgomery College, Rockville campus, has an immediate need for a Full time Campus Access Services Supervisor. The Montgomery College Library facilitates student success by collaborating with the College community in the creation and delivery of innovative services in a culture of excellence and accountability. The work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30-5:00. The position (S03164/R2090) is a Non Bargaining, Exempt, Grade 23. For non-exempt positions, you are not eligible to work a secondary job at Montgomery College.

Job Description
This position provides oversight to access services on one campus. The Campus Access Services Supervisor is responsible for ensuring effective service-oriented management of access services, managing the daily operations of the service desk including extended hours operations, contributing to long term planning of circulation, information services, course reserves, stacks management, routing user IT support, fines and fees, and assuring facility maintenance and security in addition to making recommendations to improve the quality of services and contributes to and participates in collegewide library planning and decision making.

Duties include but are not limited to: 

* Manages and schedules the service desk operations and related services at the Rockville Campus.

* Supervises, coaches, mentors, trains, and evaluates the performance of five access services specialists and nine student employees.

* Assures a common employee experience for library employees and a common patron experience for library users.

* Assures standardized procedures and practices are followed for in-person and virtual services.

* Interprets and communicates MC and library policies, procedures, processes and practices; makes appropriate referrals, mediates and follows up on issues that arise.

* Works collaboratively with other College units to coordinate complementary student support services.

* Participates in assessment activities within the division. Assures that statistics are gathered and reported.

* With the Access Services Associate Director and other Access Services Supervisors plans for and implements improvements to the library aesthetics, furniture and space planning.

* Collaborates with Public Safety and Emergency Management and Facilities to assure a safe and secure environment.

* Collaborates on system implementations, system upgrades, catalog maintenance projects, patron database management and other technology initiatives necessary for Access Services.

* Manages student employee and supplies budgets and assures sound stewardship of allocated funds.

Required Qualifications: 

* Bachelor’s Degree.

* Three years of experience working in access services, including public services, in an academic library; including one year in an access services supervisory position.

* Skill in effective oral and written communication; customer service; supervisory techniques; and Microsoft Office suite and computer hardware and software used in access services.

* Ability to work with an integrated library management system and keep abreast of access services trends.

* Ability to supervise staff; coordinate services with other library and academic areas; plan and evaluate services; and resolve problems related to day-to-day access services.

* Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: 

* Experience with Voyager ILS, ILLiad, ARES, Pharos, Gimlet and/or Springshare software.

* Experience with configuring, testing and releasing access services systems (ex: interlibrary loan, course reserves, integrated library systems).

Application Process:

* Click Here to apply online

* Online applications must be received by October 28, 2019

* For consideration, you must:Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;
Submit a cover letter along with an un-official copy of your transcripts from your highest degree earned.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

* Successful completion of a background check.

* Participation in a retirement plan.

* Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

Closing Date: Monday, October 28, 2019
Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace

For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to: hrstm@montgomerycollege.edu

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Position: Digital Historian and Archivist
Location: Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Digital Historian and Archivist will work closely with campus and community partners to conceive, implement, and manage the digital archive and website for Chesapeake Heartland – An African American Humanities Project. Chesapeake Heartland is a new collaboration among Washington College, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Mellon Foundation, and a diverse array of local organizations. It seeks to preserve, digitize, curate, interpret, and make accessible materials related to African American history and culture in Kent County, Maryland – building an innovative model for similar projects across the Chesapeake region.

The application portal can be found at the bottom of this page: https://www.washcoll.edu/offices/human-resources/employment.php

Position: Processing Archivist Librarian (LIB-3323)
Location: Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University, Towson, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Albert S. Cook Library invites applications for a 12-month Librarian I position on the permanent status track beginning January 2020.

Qualifications
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Demonstrated work or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for physical and born-digital archival and manuscript collections. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library software applications. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management, and project management skills.

About TU
Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process
Review of applications begins October 15, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. The position begins January 2020. Applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for at least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

Electronic applications are required and should be submitted to nurbina@towson.edu with a subject line of Processing Archivist Librarian Search.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is LIB-3323.

Applicant Data Form
Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities
Analyze the existing arrangement and description of physical and born-digital materials and make decisions about any further arrangement and description that may be necessary, sometimes in consultation with donors. Design and implement descriptive plans to identify and explain the structure, context and content of records and papers to promote their accessibility using archival software, including ArchivesSpace, Archive-It, and CONTENTdm, and other applications. Appraise university records in all formats for their long term retention.

Establish, maintain, and keep a record of communication(s) with creators and/or potential donors of records. Identify and evaluate record characteristics to determine the acquisition of university records. Create and implement policies and procedures for managing born-digital materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access. Analyze the current condition of physical and digital material and determine appropriate preservation priorities and actions. Develop and implement preservation, migration, and reformatting plans for digital collections.

Position: Associate Deputy Director
Location: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The incumbent is assigned primary responsibility for implementing national programs of grant support to libraries, including discretionary grant programs for libraries, library services to indigenous populations, and other programs as required. The incumbent supervises program officers and program specialists to carry out grant programs; and assigns, prioritizes, monitors, and evaluates work performance of Discretionary Programs staff.

Responsibilities
If selected for the the Associate Deputy Director position, you will serve as an integral member of an agency-wide team, playing a key role in the development of a broader strategic vision and implementation of existing and emerging programs to increase public access to information, ideas and community networks; support lifelong learning, and foster vibrant communities.

Typical work assignments will include:

Implements national programs of grant support to libraries, including discretionary grant programs for libraries, library services to indigenous populations, and other programs as required.

Assists the Deputy Director in developing new or amended program policies, regulations, or procedures as needed to improve the performance of the agency’s grant making functions.

Manages the development of new program policy, regulations, guidelines and procedures for State grant programs and for other initiatives as required.
Recommends and oversees implementation of policy or procedural changes as a result of analysis and evaluations.

Fosters communications among the various Institute of Museum and Library Services offices and staffs, participates in establishing agency plans, team-building, and identifying new ways to work together, furthering the integration of the work of the staffs, setting overall goals, and devising strategies to accomplish and assess progress towards those goals.

Advises the Deputy Director and internal stakeholders on agency budget preparation as it relates to OLS programs and agency submissions to OMB, Congress and/or other federal agencies concerning OLS programs.

Represents the agency’s library discretionary programs to library constituents, the general public, and special interest groups. Oversees program staff representation at professional association meetings, workshops, conferences, and seminars,

Supervises a small staff of professional employees. Works to educate and mentor staff in the Office of Library Services on strategic priority issues and help build out their connections to experts in the field in the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant programs.

Serves as a technical advisor for the Office of Library Services in providing leadership in performing or directing advisory and project-oriented assignments, the effect of which is to impact the core program(s) and administrative operations throughout the Office of Library Services and the success of the agency’s mission.

Serve as the Office of Library Services/Discretionary Programs representative to various intra-agency initiatives, providing departmental leadership and decision-making on behalf of Office of Library Services/Discretionary Programs.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Director of the Law Library
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Georgetown University Law Center seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Law Library.

Georgetown Law is one of the premier law schools in the world. Located in the nation’s capital, within walking distance of the Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice, Georgetown Law is known for the quality of its faculty’s scholarship and teaching, its exceptionally talented and diverse student body, its outstanding staff, and its commitment to social justice.

The Georgetown Law Library is one of the leading law libraries in the world, characterized by its dedication to scholarship, preservation, and access to information; its contributions to education through the development of research guides, tools, and programs; and its use of technology to advance the public interest. The director leads a diverse team of 52 librarians, information professionals, and other staff members in eight departments and manages an annual budget of over $9 million. The library is on the cutting edge of modern information technology and provides support and training to 180 full-time Georgetown Law faculty and approximately 2700 JD and LLM students.

The Director of the Law Library is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan for ensuring that information resources and services are available to support the research and teaching missions of the school. The Director acts as a catalyst for the library’s intellectual work and innovation, and is a leader in the information community nationally and internationally. The Director reports directly to the Dean of the law school and collaborates with libraries, public interest organizations, funders, and technology companies locally, nationally, and worldwide to advance access to and preservation of legal information.

The ideal candidate should have a J.D. degree and an advanced degree in library or information science or the equivalent, as well as a record of ten years or more of increasingly responsible leadership positions at a major university law library or comparable experience. The candidate will be an innovative, dynamic leader committed to managing the library collection and staff, serving the diverse needs of the Georgetown Law community, and anticipating the future opportunities and challenges for the law library.

This is a tenure track faculty position; depending upon qualifications and interest, other types of status may be available. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and credentials.

Application materials should include a resume, a list of references, a discussion of your qualifications for this position, and a detailed statement of interest, addressing what you see as the major issues confronting law libraries in the coming years. (Submission of a single pdf document is preferred.) Send materials to Emily Smith, Director of Faculty Affairs and Academic Events, at eny3@georgetown.edu by December 1, 2019. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and early submission is strongly encouraged.

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: Librarian (Monographs Cataloger & Metadata Specialist)
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is in the Library’s Cataloging section (DLT). The primary purpose of the position is to provide descriptive and subject cataloging, original and copy, for monographs in English and foreign languages. The incumbent will be responsible for bringing vision and implementation to metadata projects that will expand access to all library collections, and to identify opportunities within relationships to other NGA collections and related collections of other institutions.

Responsibilities

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

Position: Librarian (Digital Projects Coordinator)
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Salary: $69,581 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is within the staff of the Deputy Director (DD) in the Library Division (DL), of the National Gallery of Art. The primary purpose of the position is to act as project manager in conjunction with the division’s department heads in developing, implementing, and maintaining a systematic digitization program.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the development, implementation, maintenance, and preservation of the library’s digital collections, which include digitized rare materials and special collections, image resources, and born-digital content.
  • This entails formulating procedures for the creation, accessioning, intake, and long-term preservation of the library’s digital assets.
  • Manages application of division and institutional standards and guidelines for creating, managing, assessing, preserving, describing, and delivering digital collections to Gallery staff and the scholarly community.
  • Assesses the efficacy of existing workflows and recommends improvements to processes related to digitization and metadata creation in a variety of formats.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Research Analyst
Location: Finnegan LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Finnegan, one of the world’s leading and largest intellectual property law firms, has an opportunity for a Senior Research Analyst on our growing research team. Under the direction of the Manager of Research and Information Services and the Chief Marketing Officer, the senior research analyst will demonstrate and utilize their advanced knowledge of legal research, databases, and library reference methods to conduct various types of research and document retrieval globally for the firm. The senior research analyst will have the opportunity to demonstrate their expert knowledge of library and information science theory, information creation, organization, and delivery for an IP practice by:

  • Presenting clear, readily digestible results, client-ready deliverables on a variety of market research topics
  • Analyzing complex research requests to provide actionable recommendations and key findings
  • Collecting and analyze research data from surveys and other primary sources
  • Compiling online sources from relevant databases to support recommendations and insights

In conjunction with the marketing and business development efforts at the firm and practice leaders, the senior research analyst will provide client development research support, including background research and competitive intelligence on current or potential clients and markets. Additionally, the senior research analyst will serve as a lead in the knowledge management information stored on the firm’s intranet Sharepoint site.

Successful candidates must have a Master’s degree in Library Science and five years of experience a law firm, law library, or corporate setting required; intellectual property and/or scientific research experience required. Extensive research skills and knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, ProQuest Dialog, CourtLink, Dun & Bradstreet, BloombergLaw and other legal and non-legal research sources and knowledge of intellectual property databases a plus, plus a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, willingness to be a team player, and the ability to deal well with changing assignments and priorities, work well under pressure, meet frequent deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks.

The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Finnegan LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Finnegan, one of the world’s leading and largest intellectual property law firms, has an opportunity for a Research Analyst on our growing research team. Under the direction of the Manager of Research and Information Services and the Chief Marketing Officer, the research analyst will demonstrate and utilize their knowledge of legal research, databases, and library reference methods to conduct various types of research and document retrieval for the firm. The research analyst also supports the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training and orientation in relation to the firm’s research services and resources available. The research analyst will provide legal, business, scientific, technical and other reference documents upon request using both internal and outside sources and research assistance using appropriate print and electronic resources, including production of research reports and strategic briefings. In conjunction with the marketing and business development efforts at the firm, the research analyst will assist with client development research support, including background research and competitive intelligence. Additionally, the research analyst will assist with maintaining information stored on the firm’s intranet Sharepoint site.

Successful candidates must have a Master’s degree in Library Science and two years of experience a law firm, law library, or corporate setting required; intellectual property and/or scientific research experience preferred. Demonstrated research skills and knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, ProQuest Dialog, CourtLink, Dun & Bradstreet, BloombergLaw and other legal and non-legal research sources and knowledge of intellectual property databases a plus, and a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, willingness to be a team player, and the ability to deal well with changing assignments and priorities, work well under pressure, meet frequent deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks.

The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Position: Resource Access Assistant
Location: Finnegan, LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Washington, DC office of Finnegan, one of the world’s leading and largest intellectual property law firms, has an opportunity for a Resource Access Assistant. Under the direction of the Manager of Research and Information Services and the Chief Marketing Officer, the resource access assistant will serve as a primary point of contact for a variety of firmwide functions such as serials check-in and routing, invoice processing, acquisitions, cataloging, maintaining the collection, and providing basic level-ready reference services.

Successful candidates must have a high school diploma, but a Bachelor’s degree is preferred, and three years of experience in a professional business environment, law firm experience is a plus. Experience with technical services in a law or special library including acquisitions, serials control and MARC copy cataloging, basic knowledge of library operations and records storage, and a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, willingness to be a team player, and the ability to deal well with changing assignments and priorities, work well under pressure, meet frequent deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks.

The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Three Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Location: Ackerman LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Akerman LLP, a leading U.S. law firm, is seeking to expand its competitive intelligence team to support the firm’s 700+ lawyers. The Competitive Intelligence Analyst will conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, sectors, practice areas, geographic markets, technologies, and competitors using a comprehensive variety of online research tools. The Analyst will develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to aid in strategic decision-making and drive business development, profitability, growth, prospective/client retention, and other business opportunities. This position reports to the Competitive Intelligence Manager and the location is flexible, although Washington, D.C. is preferred.

The scope of the research undertaken is varied and challenging, including economics and market sectors, routine company profiling on current and potential clients, competitors, new markets, and monitoring key targets or sectors. In this role, the Analyst will identify market trends, industry developments, client movements, and relevant client news to provide information for client development and attorney teams. The Analyst will compile and distill information into presentations, and provide a written executive summary largely to support client pitches and opportunities. The Analyst will also work collaboratively with the Client Development and Research Services departments to execute the firm’s business and competitive intelligence deliverables.

The Competitive Intelligence team is a critical function of the firm, and the Analyst must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate must have strong written, analytical, and project management skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.

Essential Job Functions

  • Under general direction, conduct in-depth research and analysis of key companies, sectors, industries, technologies, market segments, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and summarize into concise deliverables.
  • Identify and monitor trends and key clients to aid client development efforts for all practice groups and cross-disciplinary sector teams.
  • Stay abreast of trends and technologies in the legal industry.
  • Track research requests to demonstrate ROI, firm trends, and patterns.

Desired Skills & Abilities

Required Experience

  • 2 years minimum in a research-focused role ideally in business intelligence or in legal research.
  • Clear understanding of the differences between information, research, and actionable intelligence.
  • Highly curious, strong analytical skills, and ability to think strategically with the ability convey research in written form with attention to detail.
  • Ability to digest, synthesize, and manipulate large sets of data into a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and has strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe.
  • Basic knowledge of financial datasets and investor reports for analysis.
  • Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Responsive and service-oriented with ability to adapt and reprioritize projects as needed.

Desired Experience

  • AmLaw 100, financial services, or professional services firm experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge and experience using Internet-based corporate and legal research tools such as Hoover’s, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Monitor Suite, and other third-party resources and systems.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, eagerness to learn.
  • Self-starter with ability to work both collaboratively as well as independently.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package.  Please click here to submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.  EOE M/F/D/V

Position: Public Policy Associate
Location: American Library Association, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking a full-time communications professional to join its communications team in our Public Policy and Advocacy Office located in Washington, DC.

ALA is the foremost national association for libraries and information centers in the world, delivering pragmatic solutions to pressing issues such as expanding economic opportunity, advancing education and learning in the global economy, as well as strengthening the public interest in information policy issues such as telecommunications, copyright, access to government information, funding, privacy and free speech.

RESPONSIBILITIES
This is a new position for the Public Policy and Advocacy unit. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director of Advocacy Communications, the associate assists in the writing and implementation of direct email advocacy campaigns and social media outreach with the goal of generating engaging and educational advocacy content. The Associate regularly uses and maintains close familiarity with the advocate database to track relationships and activity, and to identify ALA members for cultivation and participation in priority campaigns. The Associate also ensures prompt and accurate communication with advocates via email and social media and facilitates storytelling opportunities.

Activities will range from drafting and proofreading advocacy content to analyzing campaign performance and suggesting improvements. Incumbent also provides technology assistance on updating web pages, upgrading email templates using graphics, personalization, and advanced features, and other comparable activities.

Confident in producing content across multiple platforms and an interest in working for a membership organization with strong grassroots networks; a love of data and its uses and excellent written and verbal communications skills. Experience using content management systems and advocacy email platforms a plus, but not required.

COMPENSATION: Negotiable from the low 40s; based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and retirement annuity.

FOR CONSIDERATION
Apply online including cover letter and resume
(Additional documents are uploaded on the same screen as your resume)

OR

Please send cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association
Human Resources Department
Ref: publpolicyassocPublPolicyAdvWOffice
Email: mpullen@ala.org
fax: 312-280-5270

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Disability/Veteran.

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Reference Desk) – DE
Location: U.S. Patent & trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities
The individual selected for the Technical Information Specialist (Reference Desk) position will perform the following duties:

  • Serves as the Electronic Information Center (EIC) point of contact with examiners to provide reference and referral services. Provides one-on-one assistance to examiners on the use of electronic and print resources. Makes sure books, reference resources, computers, printers, etc. are in order and readily accessible to users.
  • Acquires, organizes, accesses and disseminates information across a wide spectrum of subjects and fields, usually of a highly specialized nature to assist patent examiners with their requirements while utilizing established techniques and requirements to search for required information. In order to provide appropriate information, specialist, must recognize the discipline under study; and conducts searches in automated as well as online resources available at the patent office.
  • Provides the library technician with bibliographic and location information for document requests; advising and training as necessary.
    Maintains the Electronic Information Center (EIC) customer contact database of new examiners which records the training and customer contacts initiated by the EIC staff. Prepares announcements, flyers and other publicity for EIC training classes and events.
  • Logs, monitors and determines methods of fulfilling document delivery requests, verifies the citation and enters into the appropriate database. Ensures/tracks the workflow for bibliographic and location information requests. Refers requests that must be sent to outside libraries to the Reference Delivery Branch. For requests handled by the EIC staff, ensures that service turnaround times are met.