Research Analyst – Dentons US LLP – Atlanta, GA

We have an opening in our Atlanta office.  Please use the link below to apply.

Dentons US LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with more than 900 lawyers in the United States. The firm is seeking a full-time Research Analyst for the Atlanta office. This position performs in-depth legal research, and other legal, business and competitive intelligence research support as needed to support the lawyers, paralegals and other staff.

Responsibilities

  • Provide complex business and legal research services to the firm’s lawyers and staff as part of the firm-wide research team.
  • Assist lawyers, professionals and support staff in conducting research using online and other research materials and technologies available at the Firm.
  • Prepare alerts and resource awareness communications for internal clients.
  • Conduct orientations regarding research services procedures and uses for new personnel.
  • Share expertise, resources awareness and service delivery best practices and innovation concepts with Department peers.
  • Support information access and decision making tools analysis, design, implementation and support initiatives of the Firm’s Knowledge Management Department.
  • Log research and other productive time in the Firm’s research tracking and knowledge base system.
  • Manage claims and invoices for purchases for the Atlanta library. Supervise the technical services assistant and filer.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Experience & Qualifications

  • 3+ years of research and analysis experience in a law firm, professional services or corporate law firm research environment.
  • Masters of Library Science degree, J.D., or equivalent professional experience.
  • Knowledge of standard legal research sources both in print and online.
  • Strong client and team interpersonal and consensus generating collaboration skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, perform under tight time deadlines and flexibly adjust to changing priorities.

Dentons offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We are an Affirmative Action Employer. Dentons adheres to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Apply now

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Part-time Reference Librarian – Loyola Notre Dame Library – Baltimore, MD

Loyola Notre Dame Library is seeking a part-time reference librarian.  This individual will work evenings and weekends, 10-16 hours/week under the direction of the Head of Access, Research & Learning.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Staffs the research/information desk; responds to faculty, student, and staff requests for information in person, via phone, email, or chat.
  2. Assists faculty and students in finding materials and information using print and non-print sources with the online catalog, databases, related software and internet use.
  3. Assists circulation staff with patrons as needed.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Ability to gain a thorough knowledge of Loyola Notre Dame Library’s policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of the Loyola Notre Dame Library to the public and establish good working relationships with colleagues, students, and faculty.
  3. Familiar with the principles, practices, and procedures for academic library service and the ability to interpret them to the staff and the public.
  4. Familiar with reference services, practices, and procedures.

Qualifications:

  1. ALA accredited master’s degree or a current student enrolled in an ALA accredited master’s degree program
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  3. Strong interpersonal communication skills
  4. Strong public service orientation

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, is a recently admitted member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves two universities: Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning while Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total population of 7,448 FTE that includes 5,540 FTE at Loyola and 1,908 FTE at Notre Dame.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Part-Time Reference Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

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Library Intern – Joint World Bank-IMF Library – Washington, DC

Job posting (.docx)

Also see this posting on our practicum opportunities page!

JOINT WORLD BANK – IMF LIBRARY

INTERNSHIP

Objective
The Corporate Services and Facilities Department (CSF) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is offering an internship opportunity. The internship program aims to provide graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire cutting edge work experience in the context of an international organization.

Description

Internships take place at the IMF’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Internship assignments range from 3 to 6 months. During this period, interns work under the supervision of an experienced CSF staff. Currently, we are specifically seeking an intern to assist with projects at the Joint Bank-Fund Library (Joint Library).

The intern will be responsible for three projects.

  1. Enhance the capability of the Joint Library to fulfil the high demand for economic and financial data and analytical reports.
    1. Process economic and financial data requests.
    2. Interview requesters to understand data and format requirements.
    3. Identify the best sources for the data. Review database documentation and contact the provider if necessary.
    4. Download files and send results to the requester with an explanation of the methodology.
  2. Search ratings databases (Moody’s, S&P, and Fitch) for sovereigns, banks, and companies.
    1. Provide full text of issuer reports, as requested by users.
    2. Download periodic historical ratings summaries as soon as they are released. Send files to requesters.
  3. Track level of effort and training hours needed to answer data and report questions (#1 and 2, above).  Analyze research requests for quantity and level of effort in order to identify growth and library staffing needs.
  4. Contribute to the enhancement of the findability of e-book collections in the Joint Library discovery system. Evaluate options for metadata, and make recommendations.

The internship offers the student insights into the environment and culture of a world class special library. The intern will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work, gain hands-on experience with different library systems, and help manage a survey for client feedback.

 

Qualifications

Students interested in applying for the CSF Internship Program should have the following qualifications:

  • Current enrollment in a graduate-level MLS or MLIS program. The student must plan to return to school upon completion of their internship assignments, or, alternatively, may participate in the internship part-time while enrolled in school.
  • Outstanding grades.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency with economic databases preferred.
  • Excellent command of English (both written and oral); language(s) other than English a plus.
  • Interest in working in a multicultural environment.

The CSF Internship Program does not guarantee further employment with the IMF upon completion of the internship or graduation. Nonetheless, successful interns could be considered if a suitable opening arises in the future.

 

Selection Process

Interns are selected on a competitive basis. Candidates are short-listed based on their qualifications, their field of specialization, their academic performance record, and their interest. The selection decision, based on how well the candidate’s studies align with the department’s work, is made by the hiring managers.

 

Salary and Benefits

Interns receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Round-trip economy class air travel to Washington, D.C. from their duty station (university)
  • Limited-term visa is provided for non-US and non-resident candidates
  • Limited medical insurance coverage
  • Information to help interns locate suitable accommodation in the Washington area

 

How to Apply

As the IMF values diversity, qualified candidates having diverse academic or cultural background are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in being considered for the CSF Internship Program, please fill the on-line application form on the IMF website www.imf.org/jobs  (Job ID 1600036). In addition, send an e-mail to kshaines@imf.org to indicate that you have submitted an application and that you saw the ad at the [Department of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America].  Please note that the IMF will only consider applications submitted online.

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Program Analyst – Office of the Secretary – Washington, DC

Good morning,

We have an opening in the DC Office of Public Records, and I would love to see applications from CUA LIS folks. It is not a records management or archives job, per se, but is ideal for a records manager or archivist looking to expand their policy and project management experience or a project manager looking to gain records management or archives experience. The job posting is here, and it closes next Tuesday, so get your applications in quick! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Rebecca Katz
Public Records Administrator, Office of Public Records
Office of the Secretary
Government of the District of Columbia
1300 Naylor Court, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

202.802.7410 cell
202.671.1105 main
202.671.1108 direct

Program Analyst
JO-1612-7329
12
$70,345.00 – $89,992.00
No
Secretary, Office of theOpen to the Public
12/3/2016 – 12/13/2016

Job Summary
This position is located in the Office of Public Records (OPR), Office of the Secretary. The Office of Public Records comprises three component functions: records management, the District of Columbia Archives, and the Library of Government Information. OPR collects, maintains, and provides access to the documentary history of the District of Columbia. This position is responsible for analysis, development, and implementation of policy and standard operating procedures. The incumbent will analyze current business practices and procedures to identify opportunities for improvement and the resources required to achieve that improvement. The work supports the agency’s goals of improved access to the history of the District of Columbia.

  • Identify projects in support of the process of moving OPR from its current location to a
    new facility in 2022.  Develop plans to ensure the completion of required projects, including identification of additional resources needed.
  • Develop and implement an effective operations plan to facilitate the accomplishment of OPR activities to meet the needs of researchers, government agencies, and OPR staff. Analyze production and workflow for opportunities to improve productivity, utilization, and efficiency.
  • Recommend and revise policies and standard operating procedures for the implementation of records management and archives administration ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and approved retention schedules. Develop additional materials, as needed, to support policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Serve as a liaison to government agencies; managing and coordinating the inventory, appraisal, and transfer of records in off-site storage.
  • Develop and manage quality assurance and improvement activities. Ensure that relevant, reliable, and timely data relating to the records and archives in the physical custody of the Office of Public Records are available.
  • Participate in and contribute to committee and teams to support planning and policy for the Office of Public Records.
  • Represent OPR and the Office of the Secretary in meetings with other agencies of the District or Federal government, community based organizations, or in the private sector. Attend conferences, symposia, workshops, etc., and make presentations on behalf of OPR at such forums.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the mission, function, and operation of the Office of the Public Records, including policies, procedures, and overall programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of project planning methodologies. Strong project management skills.
  • Thorough knowledge in problem-solving, with the ability to exercise judgment, make decisions and take appropriate actions.
  • Skilled in effective communication to organize ideas and present findings in a logical manner with supporting, as well as adverse, criteria for specific issues, and to prepare related materials.
  • Thorough knowledge of and skilled in applying analytical, investigative methods and techniques to research; to resolve problems; to gather facts and information; and to make recommendations.
  • Ability to assimilate information from a variety of sources;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to prepare and present findings and recommendations.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office products.

Licensures, Certifications and other requirements N/A

Education and Work Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business management, finance/accounting, or related field, plus four (4) years of work-related skill and knowledge; OR an equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training.  Candidate must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the CS-11 grade level.  Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Work Environment

The work environment generally involves everyday risks or discomforts, which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices and meeting rooms, and occasionally involves safety precautions typical of warehouse environments.

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Records and Information Management Specialist – Department of Justice – Washington, DC

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/453750400

Records and Information Management Specialist

 

  • 1 vacancy in the following location: Washington DC, DC
  • Work Schedule is Full Time – Permanent
  • Opened Thursday 12/1/2016 (2 day(s) ago)
  • Closes Monday 12/12/2016 (9 day(s) away)
  • Salary Range $64,650.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade GS-0308-11/11
  • Promotion Potential 13
  • Supervisory Status No
  • Who May Apply United States Citizens
  • Control Number 453750400
  • Job Announcement Number 17-CRT-002 (DEU)

Job Description

Job Summary

Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!!

The Civil Rights Division (Division) of the Department of Justice, created by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division is primarily responsible for enforcing federal statutes and executive orders that prohibit, among other things, unlawful discrimination in education, employment, housing, police service, public accommodations and facilities, voting, and federally funded and conducted programs. The Division also has jurisdiction to enforce constitutional prohibitions on certain conduct by law enforcement agencies and public residential institutions, such as health care and correctional facilities.

In support of the enforcement responsibilities of the Division, the Administrative Management Section provides a diverse array of management and technical services. These services include, but are not limited to, personnel administration, budget formulation and execution, facility services, mail and file operations, and automated systems.

Division offices are near metro transportation systems or other public transportation, and are conveniently accessible to restaurants, museums and other D.C. area attractions. Most jobs in the Division offer alternative work schedules and other family friendly opportunities are available. Most employees who commute by public transportation are provided transit subsidy benefits.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Note: Due to an expected high volume of applicants. This vacancy will be limited to the first 100 applications received and will close at midnight on the closing date OR when the numerical cut-off is reached.

This position is also being announced under the Agency’s Merit Promotion Plan to federal employees and non-competitive appointment eligibles.  If you wish to be considered under Merit Promotion or Non-Competitive procedures, you MUST apply under the Merit Promotion announcement 17-CRT-002 (MPP)

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

Duties

The incumbent serves as Records Management Specialist (Records Manager) overseeing the records management program for the Division.  As such, performs the following duties/responsibilities:

  • Maintains and monitors an integrated records and reporting system that affects policies and programs throughout CRT.  Establishes and promotes a records management program for the Division and ensures that employees are trained and informed of records management policies and procedures.
  • In coordination with ORMP participates in the formulation, promulgation, and maintenance of Department policies, objectives and strategic plans relating to records management.  Identifies procedures and methodologies that improve the effectiveness and efficiency in the life cycle of records management (creation, retention, maintenance, processing, use, access, release, safeguarding, declassification, and final disposition) of CRT records and documentation.
  • Develops tools promoting effective coordination of decentralized records management activities to ensure the accessibility and security of CRT information.
  • Manages the Division’s records staff to ensure the management of records are in compliance with rules and regulations. This includes developing new and revising existing records schedules; retiring noncurrent records to Division’s records warehouse or the Federal Records Center; transferring permanent records to the National Archives and ensuring appropriate disposal of temporary records.
  • Develops electronic file plans to support all Division functions related to records keeping. Identifies and documents questions and lessons learned related to electronic records.
  • Ensures that appropriate electronic record keeping training and documentation regarding policies and procedures are developed and made available to CRT customers.  Oversees and assists in records management training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required Not Required

Relocation Authorized No

 

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must complete a background investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.

Qualifications

To qualify for the GS-11: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service.  This specialized experience includes but is not limited to planning, organizing, and reviewing  the overall activities of records management office/unit. Coordinating the preparation, transfer and retrieval of official case files from FRC.  Providing information or guidance to employees regarding record keeping practices, obligations, or responsibilities to ensure satisfaction regarding the organization’s compliance with statutory, regulatory, and or other records management requirements. Recommending procedures governing the retention, maintenance, and disposition of litigation files and related document materials issued by National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and working directly with the agency/employer on records policies and procedures.

OR

PH.D or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher levels of graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M, if related. (Please submit a copy of your official or unofficial transcript.)

OR

Combination of education and experience: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants must be able to complete with passing scores within 12 months of being hired NARA’s Record Management Training Course courses.  If this training has already been completed, please provide a copy of your training certificate.  The list of courses are:  KA1 Records Management Overview; KA2 Creating and Maintaining Agency Business Information; KA3 Records Scheduling; KA4 Records Schedule Implementation, KA5 Asset and Risk Management, KA6 Records Management Program Development.

 

Requirements:

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

A one year probationary period may be required.

 

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.

Suitability

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test, which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.

Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation.

 

Security Clearance

Public Trust – Background Investigation

 

Additional Information

What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

 

BENEFITS

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

 

Other Information

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the DOJ with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your DOJ component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.

Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference (5 or 10 points) you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. For 5-point veterans’ preference, please provide your DD-214; official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation. For 10-point veterans’ preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF-15), Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference, and the other required documentation identified on the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

Department Policy: DOJ is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor. The Department welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. DOJ is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

 

How to Apply

Note: Due to an expected high volume of applicants. This vacancy will be limited to the first 100 applications received and will close at midnight on the closing date OR when the numerical cut-off is reached.

You must apply through the USA Staffing online job application system. Follow the prompts to register, answer all related questions and submit all required documentation as listed below.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Your Résumé
  • A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  • Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 1820686. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire

Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf, and

Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire: If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

 

Other Information 

If an applicant does not submit the requested application materials, the Civil Rights Division will evaluate the applicant solely on the information available, which may result in the applicant not receiving full consideration or not being considered eligible.

Schedule A: The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements. Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A, Section (u) (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)). Proof of a targeted/severe disability, as permitted by Schedule A, Section (u), will be required if a conditional offer of employment is extended to such a qualified applicant. Targeted/severe disabilities are defined by OPM Form 256, Part I. Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to submit their resumes to the Division by emailing them to CRT.Specprogvacancies@usdoj.gov, in addition to applying for posted vacancies. Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are also encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to resume@benderconsult.com and referencing “Federal Career Opportunities” in the subject line. Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at benderconsult.com. Applicants with questions about this process may contact the Division’s Disability Programs Manager – Derek Orr, at Derek.Orr@usdoj.gov or (202) 307-5165.

Reasonable Accommodations: Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations should contact the Division’s Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator: Derek Orr at (202) 307-5165.

The Civil Rights Division uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

 

How You Will Be Evaluated

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

All applicants’ qualifications will be evaluated on the below-listed competencies, which are required for this position. Please outline experience/education for these competencies in your resume:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Computer Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Decision Making
  • Oral Communication
  • Planning and Evaluation
  • Written Communication

Required Documents

A complete Application Package must be submitted and received prior to 11:59 PM, ETZ, on Monday, December 12, 2016. The following documents are required for ALL applicants.

Required: Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (Online or 1203-FX).

Required: Your résumé showing relevant experience and dates of employment (cover letter optional).

Required, if you meet qualifications based on education: An unofficial college transcript. (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript will be required prior to your first day.)

 

OTHER DOCUMENTS REQUIRED (IF APPLICABLE)

Applicants claiming VETERANS PREFERENCE must also submit:

A copy of your DD214, member copy 4; OR

Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within the last 120 days; OR

Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference, must also submit: SF-15 AND ALL documents indicated on the form as proof of type of preference.

 

Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP Eligibility must also submit:

Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; AND most recent performance evaluation; AND SF-50 demonstrating your separation or the position you will be separated from. OR

Worker’s Compensation Separation: Agency certification of inability to place employee AND Notification of Separation OR Separation SF-50. OR

Disability Annuity Termination: Notification from OPM of disability annuity termination AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held. OR

Military Reserve or National Guard Technician Special Disability Retirement Annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456: Certification of special disability retirement annuity from a military department or National Guard Bureau AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held.

 

Failure to submit required documents may result in loss of consideration. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

 

Submitting Documents 

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account https://applicationmanager.gov for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area. Please redact all Personally Identifiable Information (PII), such as social security number and date of birth, from any uploaded documents.

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.

Include the 7-character Vacancy Identification Number 1820686

Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.

You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page. Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144. Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed.

The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

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Archivist – Archdiocese of Hartford – Hartford, CT

Link to full job post (.pdf)

Archdiocese of Hartford
134 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105

Candidate Information

The Archdiocese of Hartford is responsible for a geographic territory in Connecticut comprised of Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield counties, with an estimated population of more than 700,000 Roman Catholics. The span of the Archdiocese includes 214 parishes, 56 schools and a large nonprofit social services agency, Catholic Charities, which focuses on the needs of children, the family and the elderly in the community. The Archdiocese of Hartford currently has approximately 213 parish priests, 1,311 full or part-time staff for the schools and 550 employees at Catholic Charities. In addition, the Archdiocese of Hartford currently owns approximately 1,100 buildings, publishes its own monthly newspaper, The Catholic Transcript, and owns and operates an office of radio and television.

The Archdiocese’s Central Service Offices, which are co-located at 134 Farmington Avenue in Hartford and at the St. Thomas Seminary and Conference Center in Bloomfield CT, coordinate and oversee the exercise of administrative duties for the Archdiocese of Hartford and currently employ approximately 119 lay staff. The Central Service Offices staff interacts regularly with all constituents of the Archdiocese of Hartford, including the parishes, schools, clergy, the faithful and the entire Ecumenical community at large.

In October 2013 Bishop Leonard Blair was named Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford and was installed on December 16, 2013.

Strategy and Direction: The Archdiocesan Central Service Offices now seek to strengthen and expand their organizational effectiveness, efficiency and responsiveness to the needs of the parishes, schools, clergy and faithful in the Archdiocese of Hartford. They seek a trained archivist to assist this effort.

Position Title: Archivist

Department: Administration

Reports To: Chancellor

FLSA CODE: Exempt

The Archivist for the Archdiocese of Hartford will preserve and administer the historic and artistic collections of the Archdiocese of Hartford. The Archivist will appraise and edit permanent records and historically valuable documents, and will direct the safekeeping of archival documents and materials.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain effective and efficient control in the management of collections and cataloging archives
  • Plan and organize archives by accessing, cataloging, identifying and inventorying of collections
  • Develop and/or update policies and procedures for historic collections for the Chancery archives, as well as for use by other parishes and/or agencies and offices
  • Promote, exhibit, and display items, which are part of the Archdiocesan collection, for public viewing
  • Write and keep documentation and histories on each of the items contained in the collection
  • Assist with or coordinate with Parishes on the transfer of items and/or records
  • Assist with or coordinate with Archdiocesan offices and/or agencies on special programs related to historical materials
  • Prepare a departmental budget for each calendar year in regard to the administration of the department
  • Work closely with the Fiscal Department to facilitate the payment of expenses related to the department
  • Perform other duties and assumes other responsibilities, as assigned

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Maintains good working relationships and effective communications among all Archdiocesan personnel
  • Ability to work closely with the Chancellor to coordinate all aspects of departmental operations
  • Attend all staff and committee meetings, as necessary

Special Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience relating to the administration of temporal goods and archives
  • Solid academic understanding in theology and Roman Catholic traditions
  • Knowledge of collections management, specifically related to historic and artistic collections
  • Knowledge of local church history as well as a working knowledge of the Archdiocese of Hartford

Basic Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Applications
  • Must possess excellent analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to prioritize
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to present oneself professionally
  • Excellent record-keeping skills
  • Ability to work toward and meet project deadlines
  • Good facilitation skills with ability to conduct presentations and/or meetings
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to adapt to changes in routine or schedule
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural parish settings

Educational Requirements: Qualified candidates must possess a Masters of Library Science with a concentration on Archives Management from an accredited school.

Five or more years of experience working with archival collections; records management theory and practice; or a related field with an emphasis in museum studies, history, anthropology, or art history. Experience working in a religious environment is preferred.

Compensation: $60K

Benefits: Comprehensive health insurance and other plan benefits available at time of interview

Background: Per the safe environment policy of the Archdiocese of Hartford all applicants should expect to have a criminal background check.

Deadline for Application: January 31, 2017

For consideration please email: Arlene McSweeney Ed.D. at Arlene@CatholicRecruiter.com with resume.

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Technical Information Specialist – NIH – Bethesda MD

The NIH Library is currently recruiting for a GS-12/13 Technical Information Specialist, with a focus on the Library’s information architecture. Please share this information with others who may be interested.

Vacancy details and online application are available at USAJOBS.gov at the following URL:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/457704700/

Note that the open period for submitting applications is from December 1 through December 5.

Job Summary

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world.  Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation.  For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as a Technical Information Specialist.  The NIH Library operates as the Division of Library Services (DLS) and is the focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health.  DLS also provides information services and resources to several other agencies within the Department of Health & Human Services.

If you have experience providing outreach and leadership for digital initiatives (custom information solutions) AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team! For more information, visit http://nihlibrary.nih.gov/ .

This position is located in the Information Resources and Services Branch (IRSB), Division of Library Services (DLS), Office of Research Services (ORS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Duties

If selected for the position, you will:

Be responsible for the application, administration and configuration of the library’s digital library applications (library catalog, link resolver, proxy server, document delivery ticketing, support ticketing, resource database, and website content management system administration);
Be responsible for the daily operations of one or more automated processing systems and any of the scheduled production jobs, batch processes or updates that are performed as part of the digital library operations, including acquisitions and collection management functions;
Apply knowledge of the use of cataloging principles, and understanding of controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and ontologies to provide technical support for digital repositories and digital collections;
Participate in designing, developing, and implementing a program of instruction and support focused on the library staff use of Library resources, services, bibliographic management software, microcomputers, and web-accessible resources;
Participate in digital library development, automation, and maintenance projects, collaborating with stakeholders to determine project goals, optimal design strategy, information architecture, business cases, accessibility plan, organizational impact, cost estimates, implementation schedules, milestones, and reporting requirements;
Participate in administering the technology infrastructure contracts, including the integrated library catalog, the library’s discovery layer of tools including the link resolver, cataloging, and other specialized needs across the library, annual maintenance contracts for library-held hardware and software, and web development contracts.

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Library Aides – LAC Federal – Washington, DC

LAC Federal is seeking Library Aides to assist a collections maintenance project at a prestigious non-government organization in Washington, DC. The project will last four months, terminating on or before April 30th, 2017. This position works with all types of library collections and materials and requires appropriate handling and physical elements necessary for this job. This is full-time (40 hours per week; MondayFriday). This is a manual labor position that requires the ability to lift heavy materials, sometimes work in dirty and dusty spaces and the ability to work on your feet all day.

Responsibilities include: 

  • You will be working on a full collection shelf-read, including shifting, sorting, shelving, and weeding books, periodicals, and other physical library materials according to retention schedules
  • You will be scanning barcodes on library materials
  • You will be updating computer records in a database
  • Additional duties as necessary or requested.

Qualifications: 

  • Previous experience working in a library setting in the areas of book processing, collection management, book shelving and shifting preferred
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 50 lbs.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and reliability/punctuality required
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems (ILS) software
  • Knowledge of Alma ILS software desired but not mandatory
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Available to start by December 15

 

Apply online at: https://goo.gl/38Zvjv

 

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce. 

LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions, National Libraries and prominent government agencies.

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Reference Coordinator – American University – Washington DC

Position Title: Reference Coordinator (1796)
Position Number: 1796 Open Date: 11/8/2016
Department: University Library Close Date:  
Salary Range: $22.28 – $26.16/hr Band: Coordinator/Analyst B
Work Hours per Week: 35-Non-Exempt Position Type: Full-time Staff
Description:
The Reference Coordinator is a staff librarian, who provides high quality in-person and remote research assistance and instruction to all library users. S/he staffs the Research Assistance Desk three evenings during the business week and also on Sundays. This position provides reference and research assistance in the use of the online catalog, 500+ databases, and the print collections, in addition to training and supporting library users in the use of citation management software.
Educational Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. A Master of Library Science, Information Science, or similar degree from an ALA accredited institution is preferred.
Minimum Requirements:
  • 3 years of reference and instruction experience providing basic and in-depth research assistance in an academic or equivalent setting including experience using technology in the delivery of reference and instruction services
  • Extensive knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles and techniques of librarianship in order to provide effective reference support
  • Experience with electronic information resources, including Zotero, EndNote or other citation management tools
  • Demonstrated proficiency in basic principles of research combining electronic and print resources to provide both quick solutions and in-depth research
  • Demonstrated ability to assess student/library user needs, goals, interests and prior academic research experiences
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within the library and members of the library community
  • Excellent customer service skills, with a demonstrated ability to work closely with students, faculty and co-workers
  • Demonstrated analytical thinking and problem solving skills as well as excellent organizational skills
Preferred Requirements:
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
Additional Information:
This position is responsible for staffing the Research Assistance Desk for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening shifts (5:00-9:00pm) and Sunday shifts (1:00-6:00pm). The incumbent’s full work schedule includes: Mondays (10:00am-6:00pm), Tuesdays (1:00-9:00pm), Wednesdays (1:00-9:00pm), Thursdays (1:00-9:00pm), and Sundays (10:00am-6:00pm. The position is within the Division of Research, Teaching & Learning, and reports to the Associate Director, Instruction & Research Services.

Questions about the position can be directed to Alex Hodges, hodges@american.edu.
To apply, visit this page: https://jobs.american.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=6106

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

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Visions of Italy – Summer Abroad

Vatican Sunset - Dylan King

Interested in going to Italy this summer? LIS Professor, Dr. Renate Chancellor will be leading “Visions of Italy: Culture in the 21st Century” this summer from May 27 through June 10. The program is open to students of all majors interested in studying broad in Rome and Florence. We’ll explore museums, libraries and religious archives.

 

 

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