The Sixth Circuit library system serves all federal judges and court staff in the four states of the Circuit. It consists of a headquarters library in Cincinnati, five staffed satellite libraries, and three unstaffed satellite libraries. This position is based in the Columbus, Ohio library and reports to the Circuit Librarian in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Columbus Satellite Librarian maintains the Columbus library and supports judges in Columbus and various locations throughout Ohio. Periodic travel to off-site locations is required.
The incumbent provides in-depth research assistance to judges and court staff in coordination with other library staff; contributes to current awareness services, coordinates interlibrary loans, and trains in research sources and methods; and assists other librarians in digitization projects and promoting the library through websites, electronic communications, and publications. The incumbent may supervise a library technician.
Please submit a single PDF application packet to email@example.com that includes 1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience performing the representative duties, and 2) current resume. To ensure consideration, applications must be received by March 27, 2020.
Required: Master of Library Science (ALA-accredited) or Juris Doctor (ABA-accredited). One year of professional law library experience. Proficiency in using electronic research systems, including Lexis Advance, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law. Extensive experience with print and electronic legal research resources and library systems. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, strong organizational skills, and demonstrated customer service skills. Ability to manage a variety of tasks and projects concurrently. For those already employed in the federal system, at least one year of experience at or equivalent to CL-27.
Preferred: Experience researching Ohio case, statutory, and administrative law. Experience creating and updating current awareness services in various electronic formats, including email, intranets, and blogs.
Conditions of Employment
Positions with the U.S. Courts are at-will, excepted service appointments, and may be terminated with or without cause by the Court. Selectees are subject to a background investigation and fingerprinting and are provisionally hired pending results of the background investigation. Employees are required to adhere to the Judicial Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees. Employees are required to use Electronic Fund Transfer for payroll direct deposit. For citizenship requirements, visit www.uscourts.gov/careers.
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About United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
The federal judiciary seeks talented and motivated individuals to particpate in its mission of ensuring equal justice under law. The federal judiciary offers work/life balance, competitive benefits, and a professional work environment. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is one of twelve regional federal courts. Circuit courts hear appeals from the district (trial) courts located within their circuit, as well as appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies. Headquartered in Cincinnati, the Court serves Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.