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U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit – Satellite Librarian (South Bend, IN)

Position Description

The Satellite Librarian is a member of the Circuit Library’s team of librarians serving all judges and judiciary staff in the Seventh Circuit (Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin). The Satellite Librarian manages and maintains a satellite library providing all library service, information and materials required by federal circuit, district, magistrate and bankruptcy judges located in the Northern District of Indiana, as well as Probation and Pre-Trial Services Officers and all court staff, members of the bar, and the general public.

The incumbent also:

  • Develops methods for coordinating the work of the satellite library with that of other governmental agencies and court units.
  • Acts as a consultant to the Circuit Librarian in the formulation, implementation and assessment of office practices, policies and procedures, and establishes their operating guidelines.
  • Manages acquisitions budget for satellite library.
  • Establishes and adjusts long range schedules, priorities and deadlines for completion of work assignments.
  • Prepares newsletters and other user aids; contributes with other satellite librarians to library’s web pages and other online services.
  • Using print and electronic sources, performs legal and non-legal research and reference services for judicial chambers and all court staff, members of the Bar, and the general public.
  • Provides education and training to chambers and court staff on Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and other online research resources.
  • Travel to court locations within the Northern District of Indiana (Hammond, Fort Wayne, and Lafeytte) and other locations within the Seventh Circuit is required.
  • Ability to telework on a recurring basis is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. Degree or equivalent from ALA-accredited library school.
  • Experience/skills in searching online legal and non-legal databases.
  • Experience with an Integrated Library system, SIRSI preferred.
  • Minimum of one year of progressively responsible professional law library experience equal to work at CL 25 level.
  • Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy lifting (25-50 lbs).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • J.D. or combination of education and law library reference and research experience.
  • Knowledge of library database systems and software applications, including website development.
  • Knowledge of digital archives management.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service skills, professional demeanor, and the ability to work as part of a team.

To Apply:

Please forward resume with cover letter to:

Gretchen E. Van Dam, Circuit Librarian

William J. Campbell Library of the U.S. Courts

219 South Dearborn Street – Room 1637

Chicago, Illinois 60604

E-Mail: gretchen_van_dam@ca7.uscourts.gov

Resumes will be screened and only selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. Due to the anticipated large response to this announcement, only those interviewed will be notified of the selection outcome. No telephone calls please.

Information about benefits and salary range can be found at https://www.ca7.uscourts.gov under Human Resources.


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