Approximate date of posting April 5, 2017
Position: Research Services Department of the Library; Technical Services and Special Collections Department; Library – Technology and Collections Management Department
Location: Washington, D.C
Company/Organization Library of the Supreme Court of the United States
This is a summer position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.
Time Frame Summer – 8 weeks
Compensation: $21.61 AND eligible for the SmartBenefits transit subsidy
Source Catholic University of America
- The Summer Assistant in the Research Services Department of the Library will create and update research guides and legislative histories, work on weeding and collection development projects, and assist librarians with selected research questions. Depending on the assistant’s educational background, additional duties and projects may be assigned.
- The primary work tasks assigned to the 2017 Summer Assistant in the Technical Services and Special Collections Department of the Library consists of performing traditional original cataloging and complex copy cataloging – to RDA standards – for a collection of twentieth century American Law Institute documents.
The Summer Assistant will assist with an extensive re-labeling/item record creation project focused on British law materials. Additionally the Summer Assistant will assist in a scanning project to convert print acquisition records to digital form.
As time permits the Summer Assistant will have an opportunity to work with the Special Collections / Records and Briefs Librarian to assist in processing materials for the Collection.
- The Technology & Collections Management Department Summer Assistant will work primarily in the Technology Unit assisting with digitization, including participating in quality assessment and inventory management, and possible work with metadata records. The assistant will also have the opportunity to participate in Collections Management duties, depending on the assistant’s interests and experience.
General Qualifications depending on position
Completion of at least one academic year in a Master of Library Science degree program including completion of a least one digitization or metadata course.
Enrollment in, or completion of, a Master of Library Science degree program including completion of at least one government documents or legal bibliography course -OR- successful completion of one year toward a law degree and library work experience.
Work experience, preferably in a library or legal office setting.
Ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and effectively both orally and in writing required.
Availability for at least eight weeks.
Summer Assistants are temporary staff members. Appointments are for a minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 13 weeks. Summer Assistants are eligible for the SmartBenefits transit subsidy. Please note that the Court does not offer a parking benefit to Summer Assistants.
Website: USA Jobs
Deadline April 19, 2017