Position: Headquarters Librarian
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Salary Range: CL27 – $61, 571 – 100,119 with promotion potential to CL-28 or
CL28 – $73, 808 – 119,987 depending upon experience and educational qualifications.
Closing Date: Priority will be given to those applications received by June 16, 2023. Position open until filled.
The Libraries of the U.S. Courts for the Seventh Circuit include a headquarters library and four branch libraries located in Milwaukee, Madison, South Bend, and Indianapolis. This position is in the headquarters library in Chicago. The incumbent is part of the team providing library services, information, and materials to judges and judiciary staff in the Seventh Circuit. The library is also used by members of the bar and the public. The incumbent also participates in special projects, including archives, exhibits, and displays. The incumbent may have the opportunity to telework about once a week.
Representative Duties include the following. Other duties or special projects as assigned.
- Performs legal and non-legal research and reference services.
- Provides education and training to chambers and court staff on Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and other online legal research services.
- Participates in public relations and outreach efforts.
- Contributes to newsletters, research guides and web pages for patrons.
- Maintains and assists with digital services and archiving.
- Participates in a variety of court history and library projects.
- Occasional travel to other libraries or courthouses within the circuit.
- Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited school of Library or
- Minimum of one year of experience in a law library that provided an opportunity to acquire a
thorough knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, policies, practices, and theories of
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong customer service orientation.
- Ability to travel and telework when necessary or assigned.
- Ability to work an 8-hour day between 8:00am-4:30pm (Mon-Fri.).
- A law degree from an accredited law school.
- Archiving and editing experience in the context of digital collections.
- Experience with ArchivesSpace or other digital archives resources.
- Skill in conducting in-person and online training sessions or webinars.
- Experience producing short training videos.
Benefits include eleven paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), Thrift Savings Plan (401k). Benefits also include optional participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB), Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI), Flexible Benefits Program, and Dental and Vision Insurance. Limited telework options are available. Information can be found on the court’s website under Human Resources at: www.ca7.uscourts.gov.
Consideration will only be given to those individuals who apply through the court’s online applicant tracking system and provide a resume, cover letter, at least three professional references, and salary history.
Priority will be given to applications received by May 8, 2023. Due to the anticipated large response to this announcement, only those interviewed will be notified of the selection outcome. The court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without written notice to applicants. Travel expenses for interviews cannot be reimbursed.
Please note that this position is covered by the Fair Chance Act and does not require that applicants provide criminal history information prior to receiving any conditional offer of employment. All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation.
The selected candidate will be subject to an FBI fingerprint check as a condition of employment and may be subject to periodic updates. Applicants are advised that false statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after being employed.
Pursuant to the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, selection is contingent upon providing proof of being legally eligible to work in and for the United States. Employees are required to use Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit.
The federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.