Librarian US Courts Library – Pittsburgh, PA

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US Courts Library Pittsburgh, PA

Position Overview: The Libraries of the U.S. Courts for the Third Circuit include a headquarters library (Philadelphia) and nine branch libraries located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This position is located within the Pittsburgh, PA Branch Library. The incumbent administers the branch library and provides a variety of services.

Representative Duties:

  • Provide high quality research, reference, education and training services for court legal researchers
  • Assist in the design, development and delivery methods for licensed digital products
  • Participate in collection development by evaluating and recommending the addition of print and digital information resources
  • Work on local, circuit-wide, and national library committees to improve best practices and achieve strategic goals
  • Prepare and lead orientations of library services for court staff
  • Assist in authenticating, organizing, and preserving materials of historical significance to the Third Circuit
  • Supervise Pittsburgh Library Technician
  • Other duties as necessary or assigned


  • Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited school of Library or Information Science
  • Proficiency using Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg and other library research sources
  • Strong digital skills and experience with Microsoft Office products including word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, and presentation software
  • Excellent research, analytical, written, and oral communication skills, with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of professionalism, discretion, and tact at all times
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, with initiative and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy physical activity
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Interest in civics and court history
  • Ability to travel and telework when necessary or assigned

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate
  • At least one year of law library experience
  • Experience creating digital research guides and online user surveys
  • Experience building digital databases including digitization of original materials, preparation of metadata, and interface design
  • Skill in developing training plans and conducting training sessions, conducting webinars, and producing short training videos
  • Skill in using integrated library system like SirsiDynix
  • Experience working with archival collections including non-textual formats such as photographs, audio, and video
  • Experience moving a library book collection

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