Headquarters Librarian – U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

Position Overview:
The Headquarters Librarian provides all library services, information and materials required by federal judges, law clerks, as well as Probation and Pre-Trial Services Officers and all court staff, members of the bar, and the general-public. The incumbent also:
Assists primarily in the operation of the library’s reference desk operations.
Performs legal and non-legal research and reference services for judicial chambers and all court staff, members of the Bar, and the general-public.
Assists with public relations and outreach efforts.
Contributes to newsletters and other research guides for patrons; contributes with other librarians to library’s web pages and other online services.
Provides education and training to court staff on Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, and other research sources.
Contributes to collection management and policies.
Occasional travel to other libraries or courthouses within the circuit.

Required Qualifications:
M.L.S. Degree or equivalent from ALA-accredited library school.
J.D. or combination of education and law library reference and research experience.
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 experience that provided an opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, policies, practices, and theories of library management.
Effective oral and written communication skills and strong customer service orientation.
Flexibility and strong interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of website development and design.
Ability to telework when necessary and work an 8-hour day between 8:00 am -4:00 pm (Mon.-Fri.).
Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy lifting.

Closing Date: Resumes received on or before August 26, 2022 will receive full consideration.
However, resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please visit our website for more information:  https://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/vacancy-announcements/positions/Headquarters_Librarian_2022.pdf

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