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Law Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington D.C.


Initial appointments under the CRS Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.

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 shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

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 public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.


The Law Librarians selected under this announcement will:

  • Provide legal reference and research services to CRS legislative attorneys, policy analysts and congressional clients;
  • Evaluates adequacy and relevance of information resources and documents, organizes, and presents authoritative and useful information for requests;
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of print and electronic information resources, as well as information retrieval techniques in performing reference/research tasks.
  • Assists patrons with use of research and reading room facilities;
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of databases, web pages, collaborative tools and other information systems.
  • Participate in the development and presentation of legal research instruction programs.

Candidates earning a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply.

The Law Librarian position carries promotion potential to the GS-13 level.

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