Government Documents/Legislative, Operations, Reference/Research
Law Library of Congress
The Legal Reference Librarian provides legal and legislative information services to Members of Congress, congressional committees, the White House, federal and state courts and agencies, libraries, the bar, and the general public. This position provides online and in-person instruction to Law Library users on the content, nature, and use of Law Library print and electronic resources, as well as legal research methodologies, and assists in the development of instructional offerings that educate users on legal research sources and strategies. The Legal Reference Librarian also contributes to the development and management of print and electronic collections, and provides tours, orientations, and briefings to Members of Congress and their staffs, and other distinguished visitors.
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Ability to apply knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science to the organization and dissemination of legal information.
Ability to communicate legal and legislative information and analysis in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively in a library or information center environment.
Ability to utilize information technology and online legal resources.
Ability to plan and implement library programs.
Ability to interact collaboratively with a diverse group of people.
Ability to provide training and mentorship.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Internal Number: VAR001192
About Library of Congress
The Library of Congress serves Congress in fulfilling its duties and preserves and promotes knowledge andcreativity for the benefit of the American people. It is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and theworld's largest library, with more than 170 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts,prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and over 37 million items online. Located primarily on CapitolHill in Washington, D.C., the Library is the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service(CRS), the Law Library of Congress, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled.