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Supervisory Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The Library of Congress' Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Supervisory Librarian (Reference and GIS Services).

The selectee will have experience managing reference services in a fast paced environment; expert knowledge of reference sources, in particular those related to legislative research/public policy; and knowledge of information research methodologies. A critical duty is to review responses and reports produced by the section. The section head works collaboratively with staff across CRS as well as other parts of the Library of Congress on information requests/projects and to resolve issues.

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Ability to develop, implement, manage, and evaluate reference services to meet client needs**
  • Ability to lead and manage staff**
  • Ability to communicate in writing and review the writing of others**
  • Ability to manage  geographical information system (GIS) services to meet client needs
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others
  • Ability to convey information and effectively communicate other than in writing

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Supervisory Librarian for its Knowledge Services Group (KSG). The selectee will serve as the section head of the Reference and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Services section, responsible for providing reference, document delivery, and GIS services to internal and congressional clients.   

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online

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