Assistant Librarian – Raleigh, NC United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Richmond, VA

Full Job Description

  • Announcement #: AL-NCR-2024
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Appointment: Career / Full-Time
  • Closing Date: March 10, 2024


· $60,554 – $98,440 (CL-27)

Step within the range depends on experience and qualifications.


Email the following combined in a single PDF document to Human Resources at [email protected].

(1) Cover Letter detailing qualifications and experience.

(2) Resume that includes the name, title, and the contact information of three professional references.

(3) Judicial Branch Application: AO78-Application for Employment.

Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email, and please note in the cover letter where you saw the announcement. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged.

Interviews may be virtual and/or held in person in Raleigh, NC. Reimbursement for interview-related travel expenses or any relocation costs incurred by the successful applicant is not provided


The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Library is currently accepting applications for an assistant librarian position in Raleigh, NC. The Assistant Librarian reports directly to the Satellite Librarian and is a member of the Circuit Library’s team of librarians and support staff serving all judges and judiciary staff in the Fourth Circuit. The Assistant Librarian assists with managing and maintaining the library in Raleigh, NC, and by providing all library services, information, and materials required by federal circuit, district, magistrate, and bankruptcy judges located in the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina, as well as court staff, members of the bar, and the general public.

The Fourth Circuit prides itself on being a collegial and collaborative workplace. We are an organization that promotes creativity and innovation, believes in diversity and inclusion, recognizes excellence, and promotes the effective administration of justice. In return, we are looking for strong candidates who share our vision and passion.

Our ideal candidate can assist with developing and managing library initiatives, has excellent interpersonal skills, has an outstanding work ethic, has unquestioned integrity, is attentive to details, and is committed to excellent customer service.


  • Perform legal and non-legal research and reference services.
  • Provide education and training to chambers and court staff on Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and other online legal research services.
  • Assist with public relations and outreach efforts.
  • Contribute to newsletters, research guides, and web pages for patrons.
  • Manage the daily administrative functions of the library.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science (MLS or MLIS) from an ALA accredited school of Library or Information Science, OR a JD.
  • Two (2) years of full-time specialized experience, one of which must have been in a law library. Specialized experience is that which provided an opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, policies, practices, and theories of library management.
  • Proficiency using Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and other library research sources.
  • Strong research, analytical, organizational, written communication, and oral communication skills. Ability to develop and foster partnerships.
  • Excellent customer service skills, a professional demeanor, and a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel and telework when necessary or assigned.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment as well as the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities within strict deadlines in a fast?paced environment.
  • Occasional travel. Duties may require working outside of normal business hours. Physical effort may be involved in moving, connecting, or troubleshooting equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in conducting training sessions or webinars and producing short training videos.
  • Familiarity with SirsiDynix or similar integrated library system.
  • Interest in civics and court history.


  • Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holidays.
  • Telework opportunity after three months of employment.
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Long-Term Care.
  • Thrift Savings Plan (like a 401(k) plan).
  • Retirement (FERS).
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health care, dependent care, and commuter expenses.
  • Mass Transit Subsidy (location and budget dependent).
  • The Court is a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.


Applicants must be citizens of the United States or meet requirements for compensation under current law. Federal Judiciary employees serve under “Excepted Appointments,” and are thus “at-will,” and as such, can be terminated with or without cause. Employees are subject to the Judicial Code of Ethics and Conduct, which is available to applicants for review upon request. All applicant information is subject to verification. The appointment to the position is provisional pending a suitability determination by the Court based on the results of an FBI background check, which includes fingerprinting. Employees are required to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposits.

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, to withdraw the job announcement, or to fill the position sooner than the closing date, if a closing date is shown; any of these actions may occur without any notice.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Notice of Vacancy – Assistant Librarian, Fourth Circuit, Raleigh, NC (apply by 3/10/24) (

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,554.00 – $98,440.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Richmond, VA 23219