Vacancy Announcement: #PDS-2020-10
Position Background: The librarian provides professional research and reference services to staff attorneys, law clerks, administrators, Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel lawyers, clients and duty day walk-ins (when needed) using primarily computer-based research resources. Must have familiarity with D.C. law and expertise compiling and locating legislative history. Will provide reference request support from attorneys in the various legal divisions as well as requests for materials from social workers and the Executive Division. Manages the PDS Library which includes purchasing new materials, updating the collection, conducting an annual inventory, updating loose-leaf materials and pockets parts. Prepares the library budget and works with the CAO to maintain contracts with Westlaw, Lexis and Iron Mountain. Updates and maintains the PDS online card catalog, SCOUT. Develops and maintains an online D.C. research database on specific and frequently requested topics and makes them available on the PDS intranet as well as on the CJA website. Directs delivery of library electronic research services to all library users. Advises in aspects of electronic research needs, objectives and capabilities. Produces content and develops electronic outreach and training products including research instruction guidelines, newsletters, and training materials. Organizes and provides online and print access to collections of books, publications, and electronic resources. Designs and develops effective training materials for audiences including attorneys and law clerks. Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs for staff, CJA attorneys, and law clerks. Leads library web projects. Provides access to and training on Lexis, Westlaw, BNA, and other online research services. Evaluates emerging technologies and electronic products (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the CAO. Participates in library policy formulation and implements internal operating policies and procedures to meet the goals of the library program. As a solo librarian, performs administrative duties related to the operation of the library, i.e., requisitioning library supplies and equipment; preparing periodic and special reports relating to library operations; establishing and maintaining library files, records, etc., and circulating by email the weekly opinions from the D.C. Court of Appeals to PDS attorneys. The librarian manages relevant organization publications and subscription renewals, maintains and disseminates information on special topics and performs other duties as assigned.
If you have questions about the position or our organization contact Jennifer Thomas at (202) 824-2337 or firstname.lastname@example.org