The Assistant Librarian performs professional, digital, and archival services for both internal and external library customers with an emphasis on archiving court history and assisting with digital services through the website. The incumbent performs additional administrative duties in the absence of the supervising librarian. The incumbent also:
- Maintains and assists with digital services and archiving (including the library website).
- Make recommendations regarding website content, especially archival court and library materials, and develop, update, and maintain the library website.
- Develop information access aids such as indices, research guides, and online tutorials.
- Assist the supervisory librarian in completing a variety of digital court history and library projects.
- Assist with research services for judges, chambers staff, court personnel, and other users of the library.
- Utilize both print and electronic sources to locate and identify information, compile legislative histories, conduct literature searches, and provide other specialized research support.
- Arrange interlibrary loan of materials for court personnel.
- Assist with collection development and resource selections. Assist with evaluating, reviewing, selecting, and deselecting resource materials.
- Assist with the preparation of library publications in both print and electronic formats, such as newsletters.
- M.L.S. Degree or equivalent from ALA-accredited library school
- Archiving and editing experience in the context of digital collections or website development experience.
- Minimum of one year of librarian experience that provided an opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, policies, practices and theories of librarianship.
- Effective oral and written communication skills and strong customer service orientation.
- Knowledge of library databases and software applications, including website development.
- Knowledge of digital archives and records management.
- J.D. or combination of education and law library reference and research experience.
- Ability to telework when necessary and work an 8-hour day between 8:30-5:00 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.).
- Knowledge of the general concepts, principles, and practices of law librarianship.
- Experience/skills in searching online legal and non-legal databases.
- Experience with an Integrated Library System (SIRSI preferred) and Microsoft Office 365/SharePoint.
To Apply: Please forward resume with cover letter and resume electronically to:
Heidi Frostestad Kuehl, Circuit Librarian
William J. Campbell Library of the U.S. Courts
219 South Dearborn Street – Room 1637
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Closing Date: Resumes received on or before June 30, 2021 will receive full consideration. However, resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.