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Digital Initiatives Librarian - Georgetown University Law Library


Georgetown University Law Library is seeking applications for a Digital Initiatives Librarian position, based in the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library.

Located in the nation’s capital, and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, Georgetown University Law Center is recognized for the quality of scholarship, its renowned faculty, and for its exceptionally talented and diverse student body. Focused on service excellence and innovation, it is among the largest academic law libraries in the nation and includes a comprehensive collection in U.S., international, foreign, and comparative law materials.

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, this position is responsible for the implementation, maintenance, and advancement of digital projects and collections falling under the purview of the Digital Initiatives Department at the Georgetown University Law Library.

In this capacity, the Digital Initiatives Librarian manages the production digitization of library materials, including oversight of the staff scanning team and student assistants. S/he will conduct training in digital concepts and processes, as well as the use of multiple pieces of equipment for book, document and microform scanning, and associated software. The Digital Initiatives Librarian will participate in repository ingest processes for all digital platforms, and will develop metadata strategies for digitized materials, including for use in digitization workflow tools and for migration to new systems. S/he will participate in the continued development of production digitization tools including a loan platform and a workflow management tool. The Digital Initiatives Librarian will develop technological solutions through writing code for bulk processes around digital asset use and management.


 M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school; demonstrated ability to manage projects and project teams to accomplish goals on time; a high level of proficiency with personal computers, software, and library-relevant information technology applications; experience with digital library collections and electronic objects in an academic setting; strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Technical Qualifications:

Ability to perform command-line tasks, and familiarity with batch scripting and a modern procedural computer language. Proficiency with digital image editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop/Bridge,  ImageMagick, and Irfanview. Knowledge of MARC, MODS, METS and Dublin Core and other metadata standards appropriate for digital materials.


 Familiarity with XML/XSLT; ability to program in Python; experience working with data from an integrated library system.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Georgetown_Admin_Careers – job posting: JR03485) - and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Priority will be given to applications received by February 28, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


Head of Law Library Technology - Georgetown University Law Library


Georgetown University Law Library is seeking applications for the Head of Law Library Technology in the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library.


Georgetown University Law Center is recognized for the quality of scholarship, its renowned faculty, and for its exceptionally talented and diverse student body. It is among the largest academic law libraries in the nation and includes a comprehensive collection in U.S., international, foreign, and comparative law materials.


The Head of Law Library Technology provides leadership and vision for library technology initiatives and applications. Individually and as a department head, the incumbent manages, plans, implements, administers, and evaluates key technology-based library systems and services in order to support the research, scholarly, and educational missions and operations of the library and Law Center. These operations include digitize-and-lend, customizable e-book platform development, and integration of collaborative collection tools into integrated library systems. The incumbent supports library functions, including e-resources management, cataloging, circulation, reference, database creation and maintenance, library instruction, web design and development of technical data structures for tools, modules and services as they relate to ingestion and management of digital content. The incumbent represents the law library on university committees and projects and makes recommendations for the allocation, distribution, and implementation of technology resources and initiatives. S/he is expected to maintain the highest level of knowledge of technology applications and best practices in the higher education and library environments. The position reports to the Law Library Director and supervises three librarians and one paraprofessional staff member.


Required: Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent education or experience; 6-10 years management experience or equivalent level of technical experience.  Significant experience managing technology in an academic environment, preferably in a law library and/or law school; strong supervisory skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability to advise on strategic use of technology; thorough knowledge of: cloud services and platforms, Linux systems administration, modern procedural coding languages, scripting and database/web platforms and interfaces, major development environments, and systems of information architecture.


Preferred: Second Masters or a JD from an accredited law school; experience with integrated library systems.


The position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. Full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave for scholarly research and writing after one year of continuous service.


Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package. This position is an Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointment. The start date is negotiable.


To apply, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Georgetown_Admin_Careers posting JR03482), and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Priority will be given to applications received by March 15, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.


Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




Manager, Technical Services - Crowell & Moring



Crowell & Moring LLP invites you to consider this unique opportunity to join a dynamic team of Research and Library Services professionals at a top law firm where both attorneys and staff are highly valued!

Manager, Technical Services

Responsible for coordinating the Research Services department’s use of systems and technology to provide services to clients, organize and track firm resources, and improve client and department access to information resources.

Job Responsibilities

· Serves as internal project manager related to all current and future Research Services systems, managing all phases of project life-cycle including requirement gathering, planning, testing, implementing, and training.

· Assists staff and attorneys in the use of department systems as well as leads trouble-shooting and admin support of those systems.

· Responds to questions from attorneys and staff regarding Research Services systems and resources; collaborates with IT for resolution of issues pertinent to Research Services resources.

· Leads and facilitates continuous improvement of procedures, workflow, policies and technical services operations, reshaping where appropriate.

· Supervises technical services department staff (Serials Assistant and Acquisitions Librarian).

· Acts as the system administer for the Integrated Library System (EOS). Develops procedures for ensuring information about print and online resource in all offices is captured in the ILS, including classification of resources, capturing of receipt and payment information, client and circulation data, acquisition and disposal records, and licensing information.

· Acts as the system administer for firm wide resource management system (Onelog). Ensures system remains integrated with all new and existing online resources; inputs and updates firm wide ID/passwords; ensures usage tracking of all resource remains active in system; and ensures ongoing collection of firm wide usage statistics.

· Acts as system administrator for department request tracking software (Quest).

· Acts as system administrator and billing contact for firm’s PACER administrative account.

· Develops and updates content on the Research Services department intranet pages; works independently and coordinates with the IT department to maintain applications such as routing list request database.

· Develops and manages systems responsible for circulating current awareness materials throughout the firm.

· Oversees cataloging of print and electronic holdings firm wide.

· Assists Director with purchasing and licensing agreements by obtaining data from vendors, providing resource information and usage, etc.

· Builds and provides reports to assist in collection, renewal and budget analysis.

· Coordinates collection maintenance activities for the print collection including shifting, weeding.

· Performs other related duties as assigned.

· Occasional travel may be required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Demonstrated ability to implement and support complex online technologies.

· Ability to quickly analyze and interpret information from a variety of sources, apply critical and creative thinking to draw conclusions or develop solutions to complex problems.

· Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements.

· Demonstrated project management skills to effectively complete projects and to reach established goals and objectives in a timely and successful manner.

· Demonstrated ability to accurately accomplish extremely detailed work.

· Ability to lead others effectively in a team and collaborate within and across departments in a cooperative and friendly manner.

· Ability to keep updated on trends and developments in the industry.

· Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attorneys and firm staff.

· Ability to effectively supervise others.



The position requires a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution required.



The position requires a minimum of six (6) years of increasingly responsible, directly related experience during which knowledge, skills and abilities applicable to the position were demonstrated. Previous law firm experience preferred.

To apply, email your resume to opportunities@crowell.com. Visit the firm's LinkedIn Careers Page for more information.

(posted 2/6/2018)




Business Devlopment Coordinator (Non-exempt) - Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis is seeking a coordinator to support the marketing and business development efforts of the Washington, D.C. office. You will report to the Washington Business Development (BD) Associate Director, and will work closely with the two additional staff members in the office. You will also communicate and collaborate daily with nearly 100 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to the broader business development, marketing and communications efforts of the Firm. Our international business development team provides seamless service to our attorneys with a focus on quality, innovation and responsiveness. We are looking for a self-starter with good judgement and a background in professional services marketing and business development. 

This position has a strong focus on business intelligence and providing marketing research services to the Firm’s attorneys. An emphasis on researching and analyzing competitive and other information from various databases, Internet, and other research systems is essential. You must possess outstanding analytical skills (ability to develop and produce meaningful reports from multiple streams of data) and be able to simply (and concisely) convey complex ideas and information.

You will also handle a variety of business development functions which may include one or more of the following: responses to RFPs and business pitches, practice area descriptions and attorney biography maintenance, event management/execution, CRM content maintenance, industry/client trend tracking, and general office/practice operations.

The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with lawyers and staff to achieve results. Strong project management skills and sound judgment are also necessary. The candidate will possess outstanding proofreading and communication (oral and written) skills; the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; very strong attention to detail and a professional demeanor. A four-year degree or the equivalent is required. At least two years of work experience is required, professional services or law firm experience is a plus.


Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Strong organization and communication skills with the ability to interact professionally with high-level attorneys, staff, clients and guests of the Firm are essential. The successful candidate will be able to work independently to make intelligent, informed decisions. Kirkland demands quality work from every employee (often in high-pressure and deadline-driven scenarios). You will be required to multitask and prioritize effectively. A history of taking initiative is essential to success in this position.
  • Candidates must have solid project management skills, business acumen, and an ability to understand marketplace trends. You will be required to handle ambiguity, influence others and find ways to move initiatives forward to meet critical deadlines and produce results.
  • The position requires meticulous writing and proofing skills, and as well as an aptitude for learning new software. A Bachelor’s degree is required and an ideal candidate will have a least two years’ experience in the law firm/professional services environment. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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