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Law Librarian, Congressional Research Service (CRS), Washington, D.C.

Open and Close Dates: 4/22/2020 to 5/22/2020

Salary: $86,335.00 to $112,240.00 per year

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Law Librarian to support the work of the United States Congress. Candidates with a degree in library and information science (e.g., MLS, MIS, MLIS, OR MSLS) are highly encouraged to apply.

The Law Librarian is responsible for providing comprehensive legal reference and information research services to policy analyst, legislative attorneys, information professionals and congressional clients; developing search techniques and files for handling specific types of requests; searching Library of Congress, CRS, and external electronic resources in response to request for information; examining publications, electronic resources, and trends in a variety of areas; developing knowledge of collections for use in performing research task; and assisting with the creation and maintenance of databases, web pages, collaborative tolls, and other information systems.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century. CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Law Librarian Duties Include:

  • Conducts specialized or technical research projects, studies, or evaluations to prepare projects in support of legal policy issues.
  • Solves complex research problems within the legal research area in response to existing or anticipated requests or assignments.
  • Provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services in response to a full range of complex or difficult inquires.
  • Identifies emerging topics of concern and tracks subjects or issues in subject areas.
  • Familiarizes policy analysts, legislative attorneys, information professionals, and congressional clients with new information resources and methods for making the most appropriate use of exiting information resources.
  • Evaluates and implements existing programs for expanding availability of library services.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity.  

Interested applicants must apply online at USAjobs