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Hiring Organization United States District Courthouse
Post Name Librarian
Qualification Any Graduate
Industry Government
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 61063 To USD 118982 Per Year
Location Houston, Texas, United States 77002

Position Overview

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is currently recruiting to fill the position of Librarian.  This is a full-time position, located in the federal courthouse at 515 Rusk, Houston, TX.

The library serves judges and court staff in Houston as well as all locations within the Southern District of Texas. It is open to the members of the bar and the public.

Representative Duties

  • Using print and electronic sources performs legal and non-legal research and reference services for judges and their staff and other court personnel in Houston and the entire Southern District of Texas.
  • Provides education and training to court staff on Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline,  and other research sources; develops training materials, library promotional materials, and research guides.
  • Coordinate the password management for court users of Lexis, and Westlaw.in the service area.
  • Works as a team member in coordinating services with other Houston Branch library staff.
  • Performs interlibrary loan transactions for court personnel.
  • Assists with collection development, acquisitions, and inventory control activities for the library and chambers.
  • Utilizes integrated library system to manage acquisitions, perform serial control and prepare management reports. (SIRSI knowledge a plus)
  • Assists members of the bar and the public in locating resources in the library collection.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Two years of law library experience.
  • Excellent customer service skills, a professional demeanor, and a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible to work for the federal government.


  • Three years of law library experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in reference and legal research using print and electronic resources.
  • Ability to prioritize demands from multiple judges and/or court staff.
  • Experience with an Integrated Library System. (SIRSI knowledge a plus)
  • Skill in the use of Windows-based personal computers and office applications software.
  • Skill in the development of web-based delivery systems for information services.
  • Aptitude for performing functions requiring a high degree of accuracy and careful attention to detail.
  • Experience working with people at all levels; effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy physical activity.


Internal Applicants – Please ensure that you inform your supervisor of your application to this position.

Employees of the federal judiciary must be U.S. Citizens or able to prove that they are actively seeking citizenship.  Visit www.uscourts.gov for more information on the citizenship requirement.

Participation in the interview process is at the applicant’s own expense. Applicants may be asked to take proficiency tests. The Court will only communicate with those qualified applicants who are selected for an interview.

If you are not notified, another applicant was selected. Employees of the United States Courts are not included in the government’s Civil Service classification. They are, however, entitled to the same benefits as other federal government employees.

Employees who work for the Court are considered “at will” and work at the pleasure of the Court. As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be subject to a background check, credit check, and/or records check with law enforcement agencies. Also, this position is subject to mandatory electronic funds transfer participation for payment of net pay.

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