Assistant Librarian (Research Services Librarian) – Federal Circuit Court – Washington, DC

POSITION OVERVIEW: This position, in coordination with other library personnel, provides professional research assistance to judges, legal staff, court employees, and library visitors. The work includes a range of activities, including but not limited to: monitoring both online and print news resources, government websites, blogs and RSS feeds for information on legislative activity, the courts and their decisions, and events of interest; keeping both the library intranet site and the Federal Circuit’s internet site up to date; promoting library services through print and online publications, websites, and electronic communications; developing and presenting training programs to library and court staff about available research sources and best practices for effective research; coordinating the computer-assisted legal research program, including obtaining passwords and trouble-shooting problems; handling interlibrary loans; developing and implementing National Library Week programs; collection development and collection management; digitization projects; collecting and promoting court history.


Required Education

Candidates must possess

  • a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program, or
  • a Juris Doctor from an American Bar Association accredited law school with at least one year of law library experience equivalent to the CL-25.

Required Experience

In addition to meeting the education requirements, applicants must have one year of progressively responsible experience that provided an opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, policies, practices and theories of library management at/or equivalent to the CL-25 (GS-9).

Physical Demands

Work is performed in an office setting and requires frequent walking, standing, bending, and carrying items up to 25 pounds. The work involves the everyday risks and discomforts of an office environment, and requires normal safety precautions when doing the work.

How to Apply

Application packages must include a cover letter which addresses in detail the position KSAs and an Employment Application (Form AO-78 – Visit the court’s website at and click on “Employment” within “The Court” tab).

You may mail, or email in PDF, your complete package to:

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Human Resources, Suite 410

717 Madison Place, NW

Washington, DC  20439

Attn: Research Services Librarian CAFC-15-01

E-Mail to:

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

See the position announcement for how to apply, salary details, and other important information:

The job is open until filled, but applications received before January 30 will receive first consideration.

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