May 24, 2022

Interested in Becoming the Law Librarian of Congress? Job Posting For Position Now Online

Late last week The Library of Congress posted a job opening announcement and job description to fill the Law Librarian of Congress (LLOC) opening.

Even if you’re not interested or qualified to apply I still find it useful to learn about it’s duties, qualifications, and salary.

For example, the Law Librarian of Congress is required to have a law degree from an American Bar Association accredited program OR “or an attorney with demonstrable expertise in foreign and comparative law and the law and legal system of a foreign jurisdiction outside of the United States.”

The position does not require an ALA accredited LIS degree or any other type of law library experience.

The LLOC is paid between $121,956.00 to $168,700.00/per year. You’ll also need to have or obtain a Top Secret security clearance.

This position became available when David Mao (formerly LLO) was appointed Deputy Librarian of Congress on January 12, 2015.

Read the Complete Job Description

Direct to Law Library of Congress Web Site

See Also: FY2014 at the Law Library of Congress, Year-in-Review Report by Law Librarian David Mao Now Available Online (January 4, 2015)

See Also: Meet the New Law Librarian of Congress, David Mao (From January 3, 2012)

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