Library Clerk I



  Full Time   Employee   Contractor

District of Columbia
United States

Library Clerk I

Position Description
The Law Library serves as the nation?s custodian of legal and legislative collections from all countries and legal systems of the world housed in the Library of Congress. As custodian, the Law Library maintains, retrieves, preserves, and secures the print and microform collections. Maintenance includes the shelving of all incoming volumes and serial pieces, filing of incoming loose-leaf updates, advance sheets and pocket parts, and the weeding of superseded and surplus volumes. Retrieval includes the servicing of any material requested. Preservation includes the preparation for binding of newly collated volumes, and the preparation of material to be digitized, microfilmed, or boxed. Security of the collection involves making sure all Library of Congress regulations on this topic are followed in the handling of the legal collection.

The Library Clerk 1 (LC1) will perform a variety of tasks in collection maintenance, preservation, accessioning and inventory to meet stringent requirements set forth by the government client. The LC1 will be expected to meet and exceed client expectations for quantity and quality of the work product, and must be able to work well with others and independently to prioritize and complete various daily and ongoing tasks. Your future duties and responsibilities
? Performing routine library collection maintenance tasks including shelving, shifting, arranging, inventorying, and retrieving material
? Filing incoming loose-leaf updates, advance sheets, and pocket parts
? Weeding of superseded and surplus volumes
? Assisting with special projects in support of the client
Required qualifications to be successful in this role
? A minimum of 1 year or prior experience working in a library setting, preferably a law library
? Knowledge and understanding of the Library of Congress classification schedule
? Ability to communicate in English (written and oral)
? Ability to perform work with attention to detail
? Ability to successfully complete background investigation covering criminal, education and employment history
? Physical stamina, including the ability to push a fully-loaded book truck containing 300 lbs of material, the ability to lift at least 25 lbs, and the ability to stand for extended periods of time
? Work schedule of approximately 40 hours a week; some flexibility available for scheduling of these hours (daytime or evening/Saturday)

? Fluency in any foreign language is highly desired
? MLIS or MLS degree
? Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification schedule pertaining to law (Class K)
? Familiarity with Voyager Integrated Library System
? Working knowledge of retrieval and maintenance issues related to legal serials and monographs published in various languages
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This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary depending upon specific assignment, or upon any US government security clearance if required. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, gender Identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, or other status protected by law. CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI?s legal duty to furnish information.

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