Librarian at the District of Columbia Courts – Washington, DC

The incumbent serves as head of the D.C. Court of Appeals Library and provides information services to chambers and court personnel, demonstrates a strong commitment to excellent client service, and administers the library in a manner that supports and achieves the common goals of the court. Functions and operations include:

  • Plans and implements the full array of established library functions, e.g., reference, acquisitions, technical services, collection management, library administration, and bibliographic work and cataloging, and all operations necessary to fulfill them
  • Tracks D.C. legislation and regulations, and maintains files of D.C. Council committee reports for use in legislative history research
  • Identifies, preserves, and archives materials of historical importance to the court, particularly primary sources of D.C. law and legal history
  • Implements effective means to keep library user groups aware of library resources and services, and provides instructions in use of library materials
  • Performs library orientation for new law clerks and court personnel
  • Supervises use of computer-assisted legal research and informs clientele of any enhancements or changes; supplies input in making recommendations for new software and contracts for electronic resources; and arranges training for personnel


  • Master’s degree in Library Science and three (3) years of experience in library science, with at least two (2) years specialized experience managing a law library.
  • The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts’ values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.
  • Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required.  If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.
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