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    The American Law Division is seeking a Law Librarian to support the work of the United States Congress. Candidates with a degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS, MIS, MLIS, MSLS) are encouraged to apply.

    In this capacity the Law Librarian is responsible for initiating, planning, and implementing unusual and diverse research projects in support of Congress in a wide range of legal issues. The Law Librarian evaluates and solves highly complex research problems in response to existing or anticipated client requests; identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications, electronic resources and trends in preparing in-depth and highly complex research; and provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services. The Law Librarian serves as an expert in law librarianship and legal reference and information research; organizes and develops projects in those fields; recommends new collections; organizes, develops, and schedules training projects for a wide variety of subjects; and organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects.

    CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

    CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

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    Responsibilities

    Initiates, plans, and implements unusual and diverse research projects in support of legislative and legal policy issues. Designs and executes comprehensive and complex data searches. Adapts research techniques from other disciplines and identifies alternative information resources.

    Provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services complicated by novel or obscure problems in information access and dissemination for The Library of Congress or component libraries requiring versatility and innovation in adapting and modifying search methods and techniques.

    Organizes and develops projects in a subject field. Identifies emerging topics of concern and tracks subjects or issues in specialized subject areas. Identifies, evaluates and assesses the relevance of materials acquired for inclusion in information resources based on questions, requirements and priorities.

    Organizes, develops, and schedules training projects for a wide variety of subjects including CRS analysts, Congressional clients and information professionals with varying levels of sophistication. Instructs clients in the use of a broad range of research tools and in the methodology of legal research.

    Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields.

    Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Who May Apply

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    U.S. Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/484009300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.