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Law Librarian - Congressional Research Service (CRS)


The Congressional Research Service (CRS) American Law Division (ALD) is seeking a Law Librarian to support the work of the United States Congress.  Candidates with a degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS, MIS, MLIS, MSLS) are encouraged to apply.  The vacancy announcement is available on the USAJOBS website at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/484009300/.

Law Librarians at CRS are responsible for initiating, planning, and implementing challenging, unusual, and diverse research projects in support of Congress and ALD's Legislative Attorneys on a wide range of legal issues. The Law Librarian evaluates and solves highly complex research problems in response to existing or anticipated client requests; identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications, electronic resources and trends in preparing in-depth and highly complex research; and provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services. The Law Librarian serves as an expert in law librarianship and legal reference and information research; organizes and develops projects in those fields; recommends new collections; and organizes, develops, and schedules training for a wide variety of subjects.

Questions concerning this vacancy should be directed to the Library of Congress Employment Office at (202) 707-5627 / JobHelp@loc.gov.

Reference Librarian - Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library, The Catholic University of America School of Law


The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Reference Librarian who possess a strong service orientation, the ability to exercise tact and good judgment, and to maintain a warm and approachable manner in the midst of a busy workflow.

The successful candidate will join an experienced, committed, and collegial library staff actively engaged in supporting law school programs, co-curricular activities and faculty scholarship.  They will participate in design and delivery of library services to meet the evolving needs of the law school community.  They will also serve as Librarian-in-Charge during assigned evening hours and on weekends while working in the reference rotation. 

 The regular hours for this full-time position will be Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and will include rotating participation in the weekend reference hours. The position offers generous vacation, holiday and retirement benefits.  

 The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library is located on the campus of The Catholic University of America, the largest university campus in the District of Columbia, and a short Metro ride to downtown D.C. and Capitol Hill.  The campus is ideally situated in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the most vibrant and exciting communities in the city.

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will provide substantive and complex legal and non-legal research support for the full-time law deans and faculty. They will also provide reference and research services to a law school community of day and evening law students, as well as other members of the university community, alumni, and the public.

The successful candidate will teach research classes as assigned in the first-year Lawyering Skills Program, and they will provide instruction in specialized legal research in subject area upper-level courses and library workshops.  In addition, there may be an opportunity to teach a 1-week course on U.S. legal research in Krakow, Poland, as part of the Law School’s American Law Program.

The successful candidate will participate in the Faculty/Librarian Liaison Program. In this capacity, they will serve as the assigned library contact for approximately 20 law faculty members, and facilitate the provision of all library services to assigned faculty members, including research, assistance with obtaining legal and non-legal materials, and technology training.

The successful candidate will assist in the production, maintenance and organization of the Law Library’s online presence.  This includes providing support for the Law School’s online scholarship repositories, the preparation of instructional materials and user guides to enhance the use of library resources and services, and the active monitoring, revising, and provision of content for the library’s web page and newsletters.

The successful candidate will participate in collection development, the development of library policies, and the implementation of information technology resources. They will also assist in library administration by producing specialized reports, serving on law school and library committees, and providing feedback on library policies, acquisitions, and services. In addition, they will be expected to contribute to the profession through speaking at professional conferences, writing for publication, and/or participating in local and national professional associations.

 The Catholic University of America is proud to offer its employees a wide range of benefits, including health and life insurance, a TIAA-CREF retirement plan, credit union, use of athletic center programs and facilities, seasonal theme park discounts, and tuition assistance for full-and part-time benefits-eligible employees as well as their spouses and dependent children.

The Catholic University of America is a drug-free, alcohol-free and smoke-free, Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and people with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s of Library Science (M.L.S.) degree from an A.L.A. approved library school.  Three (3) years experience as a professional law librarian, preferably in the reference department of an academic law library.  Preferred: Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an ABA approved law school, but sufficient practical experience may substitute.


How to apply:

Please forward application, resume, and cover letter with salary requirements as an attachment to (salary expectations are considered part of application process): CUARecruitment@cua.edu. Include Reference position 101959 in subject line of email. Please do not include photos on resumes and save documents with first/last names. All applicants must be supportive of the mission and vision of The Catholic University of America. Position is open until filled.




Reference and Faculty Services Librarian - George Mason University Law Library


The George Mason University Law Library, located on the Arlington, Va., campus, invites applicants for the position of Reference and Faculty Services Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. 


This position reports to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services. 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 public patrons. Duties include reference and research services, law student instruction, management of the faculty liaison program, and other duties as assigned. Additional duties include:

  • Provide general reference services by e-mail, telephone, and in-person to students, faculty, staff, alumni, attorneys, and other public patrons; and prepare instructions and research guides (both online and print) to support instruction and reference services;
  • Oversee and coordinate liaison services to full-time faculty and law reviews, and serve as liaison for adjunct faculty members and provide support for them on the Westlaw TWEN course management system;
  • 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 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;
    • Draft and post on the law school website news stories about law school faculty, as needed;
    • Assist with other liaison responsibilities as needed;
  • Serve as coordinator of the law school’s working paper series on the Social Science Research Network; 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 under the general direction of the Head of Reference and Instructional Services; 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;
  • Serve as law school representative to the Virginia Law Libraries Digital Collections Consortium for the digitization of Supreme Court of Virginia records and briefs, and 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 and staff and assist new users in setting up accounts and using databases; and oversee and monitor password lists in Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law in an effort to keep them current;
  • Coordinate with local paralegal class instructors to provide appropriate library services and tours;
  • 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. 

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school, and 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;
  • Familiarity with basic HTML;
  • Ability to use a content management system (e.g., MODX , WordPress) to develop and maintain web content; and
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Applicants must apply for position number FA814z at http://jobs.gmu.edu  complete and submit the online faculty application; and upload a cover letter addressed to Search Committee, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, apply by November 9th, 2017.