The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has an opening for a:


Library Director


POSITION TITLE: Circuit Librarian

OPEN: July 7, 2020

CLOSE: Open Until Filled

SALARY: JSP 14-16 ($121,316 –181,500)

Salary in accordance with recruitment and promotion rules.


The Circuit Librarian is a statutory position authorized by 28 U.S.C. 713 and appointed by the Court. The Circuit Librarian is responsible for the administration of the Circuit Library, which serves the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Office of Special Masters. The Circuit Librarian is responsible for the oversight of the library collection and staff which includes setting goals and policies, leading the exploration and adoption of new technology, developing and monitoring the annual budget, approving and recommending procurement activities, and managing the retention and weeding of library materials.


Candidates must demonstrate the degree of leadership and interpersonal skills necessary to successfully manage a library operation and motivate a diverse and complex organization


Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree is preferred.


Candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory and other law library experience that demonstrates an ability to: manage multiple and conflicting priorities; lead with vision; develop and execute strategic plans; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and explain and clarify information provided to both high-level officials and support staff; analyze and solve problems; and integrate current and future technologies into the library program.


For more details, please examine the position announcement:


To be considered application packages must include:

1. Cover letter of no more than two pages, wherein the applicant describes the knowledge, skills, abilities, and or experience that would make her/him well qualified to fill this position

2. Resume outlining educational background, employment history, and other relevant information

3. Completion of online AO-78, Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment


Once you have the cover letter and resume files (items 1 and 2 above) readily accessible in PDF format, follow the link below to submit your files and complete the online AO-78:


For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources: [log in to unmask]


United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

717 Madison Place, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20439


Thank you.


John D. Moore

Circuit Librarian

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit