Legal Resources Administrator

OPEN:  07/15/2020 

CLOSE: 08/05/2020

SALARY: AD 00 ($86,335 to $161,793 per year)


Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

Washington, D.C

This position is located in the Department of Program Services, Court Services Office, Programs Division, National Programs Branch. The individual selected for this position will provide support to the federal judiciary’s national library program and be responsible for legal resource acquisitions, play a key role in researching and developing policies for the national library program, serve as a subject matter expert in library and legal research programs, act as a facilitator to various librarian working groups, including the Circuit Librarians Advisory Group, and act as a liaison between the program office and other entities in and outside the AO.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Managing national contracts, and providing support to the judiciary’s regional library contracts, for legal resources (both print and online).

Overseeing the judiciary’s Integrated Library System (ILS) and discovery layer and the work by the vendor that supports the ILS, including monitoring legal resource usage trends in order to use the data for budget formulations.

Developing and disseminating procedures, guidelines, and training on library operations and use of the judiciary’s legal resources through formal communications and training events.

Interfacing with vendors and subject specialists to increase understanding of legal publishing issues related to acquisitions and service directory.

Acting as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for several contracts, including the ILS SaaS Hosting/Maintenance contract and other vendors for small purchase orders.

Managing timely publication acquisitions services for the Administrative Office, the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation, and retired Supreme Court justices.

Managing the allotment formula for legal resources and working with Circuit Librarians, acquisitions librarians and others on questions relating to legal resources funding, vendor issues, etc.

Conducting studies of the library program nationwide and reviews of circuit library programs upon request.

Facilitating communication and information-sharing through coordinating and leading, meetings and periodic conference calls of the Circuit Librarians Advisory Group and the ILS Working Group.

Maintaining an awareness of current trends and issues in order to contribute to National Library Program dialogues and assessments related to acquisitions, research databases, ILS, and discovery systems.


Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience and knowledge in library and legal research programs and management principles and processes.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must meet ONE of the qualification requirements as described below:

Completion of one full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree. (Transcripts Required)

A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. (Transcripts Required)


This position allows for either education or a combination of education and specialized experience. Transcripts must be provided to confirm status.

For more details and to apply, please examine the position announcement:

To be considered application packages must include the following documents and/or information:

  1. Resume – Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.

2.     Citizenship – Include country of citizenship on resume.

3.     Occupational Questionnaire – Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire:

And If applicable, also provide:

4.     Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) – All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.

5.     Veterans Preference documentation – Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran’s present receipt of compensation.

Contact Human Resources for more information:

Ashley Fegins,

Department of Program Service

One Columbus Circle, NE
Washington, DC 20544

Phone: 210-301-6304


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Racism in America – Dr. Renate Chancellor and LIS Student Paige DeLoach on ALISE Webinar

On Thursday, July 30, Dr. Renate Chancellor and LIS Student Paige DeLoach will be on the ALISE Webinar panel “Racism in America: Policing, Protests and LIS.” Register here.

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Part-time temporary position with digitization project-Annapolis

Historic Annapolis, the leading preservation and history organization for Maryland’s capital city, is seeking to hire a temporary contract position (10-20 hours per week) to assist with a digitization project for the Annapolis Colonial Historic District in Maryland.

The position would begin in late July/early August 2020 and, funding permitting, may extend through 2022. The work will include writing a standards manual, matching metadata with images, scanning slides and images, conducting research, and uploading/converting records to existing HistoryIT digital platform. The organization has completed a portion of the scanning and recorded corresponding metadata. The scope of work includes: 1) cross-reference existing metadata with images to ensure that entries are complete for each image in preparation for a final upload of the database to HistoryIT; and 2) creating new digital collections for items that are yet to be scanned or catalogued.

Once complete, the digitized images will be accessible to the public via a portal on the organization’s website ( for research and general information. All materials are located in Annapolis, MD. Work conditions will be determined at a later date depending on CDC and Maryland State COVID-19 regulations. At-home work may be a possibility. Hours can vary depending on applicant’s availability.


• Master’s Degrees in Library and Information Science (completed or enrolled).

• A minimum of one year of work experience with archival collections or related field.

• Ability and desire to work well independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team.

• Productive work ethic and excellent organizational, interpersonal, time management and critical thinking skills with a strong attention to detail.

• Effective professional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

• Working knowledge of collections-based software, equipment, and database systems; HistoryIT and PastPort particularly desired.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook email systems required.

This position will be paid $15.00-$20.00 per hour depending on qualifications and experience. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Senior Vice President, Finance, Lucy Mikhailova at

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Library Technician-Bethesda

LAC Group is seeking a number of experienced Library Technicians for a contract within a prestigious federal library in Bethesda, Maryland. Each Technician will support a unique task area in collection management and collection reformatting. These are long-term, full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract opportunities.

Responsibilities will include a combination of the following tasks:

  • Serials binding preparation
  • Collection Maintenance under direction of a supervisor
  • Shelf read a large collection to ensure call number order
  • Maintain records in an Integrated Library System (ILS)
  • Shift collections as directed
  • Select, gather, track, and prepare source materials for scanning
  • Inventory source materials
  • Ship and receive source materials scanned or copied offsite
  • Scan source materials
  • Process images and metadata
  • Perform QA/QC on images and metadata
  • Review the condition of source materials after scanning or copying, send for repair, if needed, and return to the collection
  • Other tasks and special projects as assigned


  • One year of recent experience in library services including interpreting bibliographic data elements and searching and updating bibliographic, holdings, and items records in online environments.
  • One year of recent experience preparing library materials for reformatting, scanning library materials, processing images, or performing QA/QC on images and metadata.
  • One year of experience with performing tasks such as shelving, shifting, inventory, and rehousing fragile materials.
  • Experience preparing materials for binding preferred
  • Ability to work independently without significant supervision while following detailed
  • instructions for processing records
  • Demonstrated organization and attention to detail in a work environment
  • Experience in a science or health library preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to pass a background check

To apply, please visit:

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Virtual Student Federal Service Internship

DDLC Internship

Once again, the application period for NIC’s DDLC internship with the Virtual Student Federal Service is now open. All graduate and undergraduate college students with U.S. citizenship are eligible to apply, whether they will be studying domestically or abroad. The major does not matter; although, students with a background in library science, criminal justice, and/or public policy have reported finding the work of the internship most interesting.

Students accepted into the program will meet weekly online and will be tasked with performing various duties related to research and outreach for the DDLC project. Past interns have been involved in performing desk research, coding data, writing research summaries, and setting up interviews for the DDLC Webinar Series. This year, students are expected to engage in similar projects.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Virtual Student Federal Service website at

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Information Sessions, MSLIS Degree

Anyone considering the MSLIS graduate degree or any librarians who want to expand their knowledge, are welcome to join us online or in person for an information session.  

Virtual Information Session – join us and learn about the CatholicU LIS programs and what an MSLIS degree can do for you.

Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

Open House 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM EDT
Catholic University of America – Law School Building – room 315
3600 John McCormack Rd., Washington , D.C.

Attending an open house, you  will:

  • meet the faculty/staff
  • meet students
  • get connected with an advisor
  • learn the advantages of earning a master’s degree and/or a certificate
  • …and so much more!


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Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Indexer, part-time/temporary – Remote

LAC Group is seeking an experienced, remote Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Indexer to work on a tremendous research project associated with a distinguished University. The project will focus on reading through US patents and assigning MeSH terms to them. This project should last 1-2 months and the schedule is part-time/flexible. This role can be performed remotely, from anywhere in the US.


  • Perform subject analysis and indexing of patents
  • Create a short statement or sentence fragment, often extracted directly from the abstract or atext, that describes the new information about the patent.
  • Other responsibilities include: subject indexing using MeSH terms, indexing comments, errata, and retractions


  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in the biological sciences, or equivalent.
  • Familiar with medical indexing manual, other indexing aids, and MeSH
  • Must have experience with PubMed, Medline, or other medical journals/databases.

To apply, please visit:

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Dan Dembkowski and Grace Phillips receive the Rovelstad Scholarship

Congratulations to Daniel Dembkowski and Grace Phillips, the two students chosen as the 2019-2020 Rovelstad scholarship recipients. They were selected among an impressive field of library and information science students.

Students who had completed at least 6 credits in the Master’s in Library and Information Science program by the end of the spring semester of 2020 were eligible to apply. Each applicant submitted a statement of achievements, career interests, and goals in less than 750 words; along with a detailed curriculum vitae which included their volunteer activities, association memberships, attendance at professional conferences and workshops, and similar activities. They also provided two references.

Finalists for the scholarship were interviewed by the committee, which based its decision on the following:

  • Academic achievement in the program
  • Demonstrated commitment to the profession as evidenced in course work, personal statement, curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation
  • Potential for success as evidenced in all application documents
  • Indication of financial need

Rovelstad Scholarship Committee
Dr. Renate Chancellor
Dr. Deanna Marcum
Dr. Jane Zhang

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Metadata Specialist

LAC Group is seeking a Metadata Specialist to provide expert analysis and recommendation for a prestigious federal agency in the Washington, D.C. area. The Specialist will work closely with federal agency staff to analyze, update, enhance, extend, and maintain library metadata standards. This is a remote position that can be performed from anywhere in the US, with flexible hours, up to 40 hours per week.


  • Analyze complex metadata schema to determine need for updating, correcting, and enhancing the existing schema
  • Develop and text new versions and/or extensions enhancing the schema
  • Recommend revisions and updates to controlled vocabularies
  • Draft updates and revisions to guidelines and best practices


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in computer science, information science, mathematics, or related field
  • In-depth knowledge of MODS, MADS, METS, BIBFRAME, and PREMIS standards
  • Expert understanding of XML and RDF as they can be applied to those standards
  • Special knowledge of the needs of the metadata communities.
  • Track record of successfully troubleshooting and solving novel issues in data integration

To apply, please visit:

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Alexandria Public Schools – Library Media Specialist

Job Description:

The Library Media Specialist facilitates the efficient operation of the school’s library services.  This position reports to the Principal.


  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred. Must have completed an approved program for Library Media Specialist.
  • Certificates & Licenses:  Valid Virginia Department of Education license with an endorsement in Library Media, or eligibility to obtain one.
  • Experience:  Previous experience as a Media Specialist preferred. Knowledge of library media services.

Essential Functions:

  1. Human Behavior
    • Relates knowledge of the characteristics of human growth and development to decisions on the effective use of media in appropriate learning experiences.
    • Exercises leadership through assisting individuals and groups in the learning process.
    • Establishes and maintains an atmosphere in which library media center staff, faculty, and students work harmoniously at optimum levels.
    • Plans learning activities which allows students to move toward independence and self-directed learning.
    • Identifies and evaluates student performance capabilities for particular types of learning activities and tasks.
    • Participates in continuous assessment of curriculum and instructional programs based on documented curriculum objectives.
  2. Learning and Learning Environment
    • Applies the principles of learning and learning theory to assist the learner in his/her pursuit of individual and group research and inquiry. Participates in the design, construction, and revision of curriculum on a continuous basis.
    • Provides leadership in establishing goals and objectives for the library media program as an integral part of the educational mission of the school.
    • Plans learning activities which allow students to move toward independence and self-directed learning.
    • Identifies and evaluates student performance capabilities for particular types of learning activities and tasks.
    • Participates in continuous assessment of curriculum and instructional programs based on documented curriculum objectives.
  3. Planning and Evaluation
    • Determines the goals, functions, and components of the library media program to support the objectives of the total school program.
    • Assesses the status of the library media program to plan for future development.
    • Analyzes the assessment findings to plan for the future development of the media program.
    • Identifies and implements goals and objectives for the short and long-range development of the library media program.
    • Develops and implements a continuous evaluation plan to identify the operational strengths and weaknesses of the library media program.
    • Designs, develops, and writes proposals for acquiring local, state, and federal funds to support and extend the library media program.
  4. Media
    • Develops and implements criteria for evaluating and selecting all types of media and instructional equipment.
    • Builds a collection of bibliographic tools to provide current information about media and equipment.
    • Establishes and administers procedures for preview, evaluation, and selection of media and instructional equipment.
    • Evaluates and selects teaching and learning resources appropriate to the developmental needs of students and supportive of curricular objectives.
    • Maintains on-going acquisition program for media resources and instructional equipment.
    • Organizes library media and equipment through a system of cataloging, classification, and indexing which will provide continuous user access
    • Develops bibliographies for faculty/student use in the selection of learning resources.
    • Provides consultation and support for all staff development activities conducted in school.
    • Provides continuous information to students on the materials, equipment and services available through the Library Media Center.
    • Motivates and guides students in the development of reading, viewing, and listening skills which encompass both cognitive and affective competencies.
    • Instructs students in the effective use of library resources and equipment.
    • Instructs students in skills related to retrieving, documenting, evaluation, synthesizing, and using information sources to meet instructional objectives and personal needs.
    • Supervises students in their use of resources and equipment in the library media center.
    • Assesses student use of resources and equipment.
    • Develops a continuous public relations program to stimulate faculty and student use of library resources, equipment, and services.
    • Provides production facilities and services to support the educational programs.
    • Informs faculty and students of the types of production services available or specific needs.
    • Produces instructional media to meet specific instructional objectives.
    • Adopts and edits locally produced media to meet learning needs.
    • Promotes effective use of instructional television and video resources.
    • Produces video programs to meet instructional needs.
    • Implements the effective use of Technology in the instructional program (on-line information retrieval; word processing; graphics production, and other related uses).
  5. Management
    • Applies the principles of management to the development and operation of the library media program.
    • Provides leadership for the development and administration of the library media program.
    • Initiates, develops, and implements policies and procedures for the operation of the Library Media Center.
    • Plans and implements functional organizational patterns for staffing the library media center.
    • Assists in the selection and evaluation of Library Media Center personnel.
    • Implements personnel policies and procedures conducive to effective personnel relationships.
    • Administers personnel policies for the effective operation of the library media program.
    • Provides opportunities for library media center personnel to participate in staff development in an in service training activities.
    • Prepares and provides rationale for Library Media Center budget in conjunction with Principal and Director of Libraries and Instructional Resources.
    • Administers the library media center budget to implement programs.
    • Prepares and administers budget for library media center resources and equipment as part of special project funded by private, local, state, or federal monies.
    • Participates in the planning of Library Media Center facilities which will support and enhance the instructional program.
    • Prepares statistical records and written records of the library media program including monthly reports; biennial state media reports, and annual equipment inventory reports.
    • Develops methods and techniques for promoting the role of the library media program in the school and community.
    • Implements policies and procedures for the purpose of maintaining control systems for the library media, equipment, and facilities.
    • Knows legislation such as copyright laws which affects the library media programs and makes appropriate application to library media center operations and disseminates guidelines to faculty and staff.
  6. Research
    • Applies research principles to the development of the library media program.
    • Utilizes existing research finding to improve the library media center programs.
    • Implements action research and applies finding to improvement of the library media program.
    • Assists teachers in locating research materials.
  7. Professional Growth and Development
    • Exercises a leadership role in the educational and local communities.
    • Utilizes existing research findings to improve the library media center programs.
    • Advocates and supports opportunities for professional improvement.
    • Engages in continuous study and self-evaluation for professional growth.
    • Assists teachers in locating professional resources to stimulate professional growth.
    • Supports academic freedom for teachers and students.
  8. Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.
Primary LocationTCW King Street Campus
Salary RangeTeachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (
Shift TypeFull-Time

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