• Provides professional research and reference services to judges and court personnel. • Participates in developing electronic resource collections to meet the needs of the Judiciary. • Directs delivery of library electronic research services to all library users and library staff. Advises in aspects of electronic research needs, objectives, and capabilities. • Produces content and develops effective training materials including research instruction guides, newsletters, online training materials and tutorials, and current awareness services. • Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs for library staff and court personnel in the use of library materials and online services. • Assists with library web design and maintenance. Develops and delivers shared library online programs and products. • Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the Circuit Librarian. • Responds to customer questions and concerns, taking action as necessary. • Other duties as assigned.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
A full notice of the position including description, requirements, conditions of employment, benefits, and application procedure can be viewed at:
• Excellent online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources. • Knowledge of law library trends and emerging technologies; ability to incorporate new ideas and processes into research methods and shared services; ability to troubleshoot and develop solutions. • Initiative; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills including the ability to make presentations, conduct training sessions, and work in a team environment; ability to develop and foster partnerships with both internal and external entities. • Lifting heavy boxes and equipment up to 40lbs. and some driving to other/out-of-state satellite locations may be required.
• Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution AND/OR a Juris Doctor (JD) from an ABA-accredited institution. Both degrees are preferred. • One year of full-time specialized law library experience in which the candidate would have acquired a thorough knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, policies, practices, and theories of library management. (Internal candidates: One year of full-time experience must be equivalent to CL-27.)
• Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution AND a Juris Doctor (JD) from an ABA-accredited institution. • Four years of full-time specialized law library experience. (Internal candidates: One year of full-time experience must be equivalent to CL-28.)
• Experience working with web design and electronic publishing software. • Familiarity with SirsiDynix or similar ILS.
Additional Salary Information: CL-28 ($61,574-$100,110) with promotion potential to CL-29, or
CL-29 ($73,241-$119,011) depending on experience, salary, and qualifications.
Internal Number: 2019-RL
About U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
The United States Court of Appeals is part of the judicial branch of the federal government. The 94 U.S. judicial districts are organized into 12 regional circuits, each of which has a United States court of appeals. A court of appeals hears appeals from the district courts located within its circuit, as well as appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies. The Fourth Circuit encompasses the states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.