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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
GA, United States
28 days ago
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Georgia, United States
28 days ago



The Circuit Librarian is an executive position responsible for the administration of the Circuit Library, which includes, 1) managing and supervising library staff, 2) leading the evaluation, adoption and delivery of new library technology and digital research tools, 3) managing the provision of legal research for judges, chambers, and court staff, 4) budget oversight, and 5) managing library space and facilities.


  • Oversee and manage the daily operation and activities of the Circuit Library, including the Atlanta headquarters library and five branch libraries located throughout the Circuit.
  • Manage and supervise library staff. Set requirements, assign work, evaluate performance of staff, and recommend personnel actions.
  • Lead and implement a service-oriented library program undergoing significant change, including changes to services provided, space, collections, and migration of print collections to digital collections.
  • Integrate current and future technologies into the Library program. Direct and require research and technical training for library staff on emerging technologies and enhanced library applications. Coordinate with the IT department.
  • Train and instruct court staff on automated systems, new technologies, and technical legal services.
  • Keep abreast of new developments in all areas of information resources and services.
  • Perform legal and non-legal research for judges, law clerks, and court personnel.
  • Communicate and regularly coordinate with other court units and chambers to understand their work processes and evolving research needs and adapt library services to meet those needs.
  • Establish and maintain chambers libraries.
  • Develop and administer the libraries’ budget, including development of long-range strategic planning.
  • Work with space and facilities, the General Services Administration (GSA), and other services to address library space issues.
  • Oversee library archival activities.
  • Travel to library locations within the Eleventh Circuit.
  • Perform other functions and special projects within the Eleventh Circuit as assigned.



  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science. However, a law degree is an acceptable substitute if one possesses law library experience at the next lower level at which the appointment is sought.
  • A minimum of five years of supervisory and management experience.
  • Experience with new digital products, practices, procedures and standards in library, legal research or other data collections, technology, and technical services.
  • Demonstrated skills in having integrated current digital technologies and in having implemented migration from a print to a digital environment.
  • Demonstrated skills in managing a complex and changing organization that includes the ability to lead with a vision, develop and execute strategic plans, and foster effective working relationships.


  • A Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
  • Previous management experience and technical experience in a fully (or almost fully) virtual library, legal research or other virtual environment.
  • A professional demeanor and exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong written and oral communications and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in utilizing digital and print resources for research projects.
  • Comprehensive understanding of library operations and systems in digital and print format.
  • Ability to make decisions based on thorough knowledge of the policies, practices, and guidelines related to library management.
  • Familiarity with an Integrated Library System (such as OCLC, SIRSI, Dynix or a similar system).
  • Working knowledge of HTML, Drupal, SharePoint, SQL databases, scripting and graphic design.
  • Working knowledge of library database systems and software applications, including website development.
  • Working knowledge of Office 365 and video conferencing applications.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59617466
  • Location:
    Georgia, United States
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Position Title: Circuit Librarian
  • Company Name: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Job Function: Professional Legal Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $134,938.00 - $205,731.00 (Yearly Salary)

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