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Job Listings for Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C. (LLSDC)

Research Department Assistant - Supreme Court of the U.S.

The Supreme Court of the United States has an opening for a Research Department Assistant:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540001500

Any questions may be addressed to our Human Resources Office.  Contact information is listed at the bottom of the announcement.


Computer Systems/E-resources Librarian - LAC Group

LAC Group is seeking a Computer Systems/E-resources Librarian to work on a long-term position with a prestigious federal agency located in Washington, DC. This library serves the agency’s staff and the public. This is a long term, full-time (40 hours a week; Monday - Friday) benefited contract position. 


*             Support the library catalog and liaise with government IT staff to support technical aspects of the library’s intranet and external websites
*             Provide instruction and answer ready reference questions in addition to assisting with reference requests
*             Manage the current ILS; ensure that the server and client applications function together; manage system upgrades and migrations to other systems; keep abreast of ILS market developments
*             Maintain all e-resources, including commercial databases, serials, and e-books; troubleshoot technical problems in collaboration with government IT staff and external vendors
*             Create and modify custom and standard reports from the ILS
*             Ensure that the OPAC is functioning properly on the internal and external library websites in collaboration with government IT staff
*             Responsible for establishing maximally efficient workflows for cataloging, circulation, serials control, acquisition, and hardware in cooperation with government library staff
*             Maintain metrics on usage of e-resources on a monthly basis and flag resources that are under-utilized
*             Document all processes and procedures for the ILS and e-resources management in a government repository
*             Stay abreast of the information needs and trends within the agency
*             Stay abreast of trends in library and information science



*             MLS from an ALA-accredited library/information science program;
*             3+ years of professional experience working with integrated library systems, including managing upgrades, migrations, and cloud-based systems;
*             3+ years of professional experience managing and troubleshooting e-resources, including commercial databases, e-books, and serials;
*             Must have experience with Sirsi/Dynix ILS
*             Professional experience with discovery systems and OCLC.


To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/32tjtif


Supervisory Librarian (Law) - Law Library of Congress

(Vacancy #: VAR000965)
GS-15 - $137,849 to $166,500 per year
Open & Closing Dates: 07/11/2019 to 08/12/2019

This position is located in the Public Services Division, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library. The incumbent serves as the Supervisor of the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress and is responsible for the daily operations of the Law Library Reading Room. The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the Director of the Global Legal Research Directorate. 

To view the full vacancy announcement and to apply for the position, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539113000  

Questions should be addressed to the Library of Congress Human Resources Services at (202) 707-5620 [email protected]


Reference and Outreach Librarian - LAC Group

LAC Group is seeking a Reference and Outreach Librarian with a prestigious federal agency in Washington, DC. The librarian will oversee the daily operations of collection management and provide daily assistance to patrons. This is a long term, full-time (40 hours a week; Monday - Friday) benefited contract position.


  • Provide all aspects of reference, research, and information discovery services responding to requests made in multiple format and delivering accurate, appropriate information in a clear, concise and professional manner. 
  • Follow Library policies and procedures when responding to requests for information
  • Use a variety of resources in multiple formats to answer requests for information.
  • Conduct systematic literature searches on a range of topics to support agency staff and program contractors and provide one-on-one and group instruction to customers who request guidance in using the catalog, online databases or serials, or other library resources.
  • Assist with general library duties including manning the reference desk and assisting patrons in-person or via telephone and email. 
  • Provide outreach and instruction on the use of library resources including print and non-print formats
  • Promote the library and its print and digital collections through various branding, marketing, and promotional activities. 
  • Responsible for assisting all aspects of event planning
  • Create and manage webinars and reports for agency and library events
  • Develop a roster of potential speakers for agency functions, collect data and analyze usage statistics on events and library resources


  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Must have at least 3 years of progressive on-the-job responsibility and experience, conducting the same or similar functions as stated in the job description including responding to complex reference questions, and conducting systematic literature searches
  • Must have experience selecting print and electronic resources for library collection development, and designing and implementing outreach activities to promote the use of the Library’s services and collection
  • Knowledge of the field of Education and related disciplines preferred
  • Knowledge of government documents preferred
  • Various branding, marketing, and promotional activities experience preferred
  • The candidate should be highly motivated, capable of working independently, and responsive to customers’ needs
  • Strong written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills, including the ability to write succinct, straightforward, and clear copy for marketing materials
  • Ability to multi-task and work on a wide range of projects at one time 

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2Lg3UVz



Project Manager (Law Inspection) - LAC Group


LAC Group is seeking a qualified Project Manager (Law Inspection) to lead a team performing quality control review on a variety of law and related legal materials and collections at a major government library in Washington, DC. The PM will be responsible for overseeing the project,  reviewing a variety of materials (pieces for binding, new bound volumes and unbound materials, retro pin & linked materials, Records & Briefs, etc.) to ensure they match bindery and agency’s standards. This is a full time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited position. 

  • Prepare items as a part of a comprehensive inventory of the collection and to facilitate tracking of items in-use. It can involve both serial and monographic material in all mediums collected. In some cases, volumes may not have titles represented in the ILS
  • Utilize ILS cataloging module for creating/updating holdings records, including summary holdings for serials, as needed.
  • Responsible for item record creation/updating data input, including item type; enumeration field; chronology/year field; caption; free text; copy numbers; pieces; notes; statistical categories and status.
  • Ability to follow detailed workflow guidelines and work with foreign language materials
  • Once items are barcoded and pin & linked, they should be forwarded according to the workflow for the particular type of inventory work prescribed


  • Must have an MLS from an accredited library school
  • 3+ years of experience working in a law library
  • 18 months of experience as a manager
  • Experience reviewing completed work of others for quality control
  • Working knowledge of processing legal materials in various languages; Knowledge of at least one foreign language or experience working with foreign language materials strongly preferred
  • Experience or understanding of cataloging procedures for legal monographs or serials
  • Experience using and inputting data into a library ILS and automated binding management systems; Previous experience using an integrated library system, preferably Voyager 
  • Knowledge and ability to train staff and to handle the assignment and monitoring of work to be inspected
  • Provide training to orient its staff on spreadsheet software and/or to remedy any deficiencies its staff may encounter with regard to setting up or maintaining data on the agency’s spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of online catalogs, MARC records, and basic cataloging procedures for legal monographs and serials
  • Strong attention to and ability to work with great detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and exceed fixed production quotas
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing the completed work of others for quality control
  • Able to lift or push 50 lbs. 

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/32m8jLR

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