Certified Library Professional

Resolvit.com - Washington, DC


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We are seeking a Certified Library Professional to be part of a creative, forward-thinking team. Our success at deploying skilled, highly knowledgeable experts has landed us on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies four times – and we’re just getting started.

As the Certified Library Professional, you will provide information retrieval services and perform electronic records searches in support of FOIA and other requests. You will provide expertise in organizing, accessing, and disseminating legal and policy information in specialized subject areas to meet the needs of the user community. You will also formulate search strategies to retrieve information from databases and collaborative tools (e.g. Boolean). Additionally, you will:

  • Analyze perfected FOIA requests and develop comprehensive search strategies to meet the standards of a reasonable and adequate search
  • Communicate detailed search strategies to case processors and case managers so they can be shared with Bureaus, offices, and posts tasked for each request to ensure search strategies are consistent in terms of quality and thoroughness
  • Identify all relevant repositories of State Department records that may contain relevant documents
  • Deploy advanced knowledge of Boolean operators and online search skills to conduct thorough searches in all relevant repositories identified as responsive for each request
  • Review search results and eliminate all documents that are irrelevant or otherwise non-responsive to the original request
  • Create thorough documentation of the search strategy and sources searched that includes a written analysis of the request, the detailed search strategy developed as a result of that analysis, the sources searched, and the results of each search conducted
  • Maintain direct communication with case managers and inform them of leads to additional Bureaus, offices, and posts that should be searched
  • Conduct additional searches as necessary in cases where other Bureaus, offices, and posts identify additional relevant search terms likely to identify responsive material
  • Use in-depth knowledge of the principles of information organization and retrieval to provide advice on the development of online tools and repositories used to manage official Department of State records
  • Contribute to the construction of appropriate metadata schema to thoroughly describe those records and identify the most appropriate system requirements and database fields to support precise search and retrieval

What You’ll Need to be Successful:

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience
  • Master’s degree in library and information science or related degree
  • Demonstrated experience conducting complex online searches
  • Previous experience as a professional research or reference librarian
  • Demonstrated experience in the areas of foreign policy, diplomacy, foreign aid, or national security
  • Evidence of strong and effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to provide training on developing effective search strategies
  • A minimum of an Interim Top Secret clearance

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About Resolvit:

Resolvit is an international technology consulting firm with industry-leading customers in the financial services, high tech, manufacturing, retail, life sciences, and government sectors. Through its partnerships, Resolvit delivers highly impactful, innovative solutions across five core areas: Infrastructure Modernization, Application Development Services, Enterprise Data Management & Analytics, Knowledge & Content Management, and Strategic Staffing.

Posted On: Thursday, March 5, 2020

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