The Sixth Circuit library system serves all federal judges and court staff in the four states of the Circuit. It consists of a headquarters library in Cincinnati, five staffed satellite libraries, and three unstaffed satellite libraries. This position is based in the Cincinnati, Ohio library and reports to the Circuit Librarian in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Librarian maintains the Cincinnati library and supports judges in Cincinnati and indirectly supports judges throughout the Sixth Circuit. Periodic travel to off-site locations may be required.

The incumbent provides in-depth research assistance to judges and court staff in coordination with other library staff; contributes to library current awareness services; coordinates interlibrary loans; trains in research sources and methods; assists in promoting the library through websites, electronic communications, and publications; and acts as backup for law book procurement.

Please submit a single PDF application packet that includes 1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience performing the representative duties, and 2) current resume to the Director of Human Resources at  To ensure consideration, applications must be received by April 30, 2020.  Video interviews available.


Required: Master of Library Science (ALA-accredited) or Juris Doctor (ABA-accredited). One year of professional law library experience. Proficiency in using electronic research systems, including Lexis Advance, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law. Extensive experience with print and electronic legal research resources and library systems. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, strong organizational skills, and demonstrated customer service skills. Ability to manage a variety of tasks and projects concurrently. For those already employed in the federal system, at least one year of experience at or equivalent to CL-27.

Preferred: Experience researching Ohio case, statutory, and administrative law. Experience creating and updating current awareness services in various electronic formats, including email, intranets, and blogs. Experience with procurement operations. Experience with basic cataloging.

Conditions of Employment

Positions with the U.S. Courts are at-will, excepted service appointments, and may be terminated with or without cause by the Court. Selectees are subject to a background investigation and fingerprinting and are provisionally hired pending results of the background investigation.  Employees are required to adhere to the Judicial Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees. Employees are required to use Electronic Fund Transfer for payroll direct deposit. For citizenship requirements, visit

About United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

The federal judiciary seeks talented and motivated individuals to particpate in its mission of ensuring equal justice under law. The federal judiciary offers work/life balance, competitive benefits, and a professional work environment. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is one of twelve regional federal courts. Circuit courts hear appeals from the district (trial) courts located within their circuit, as well as appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies. Headquartered in Cincinnati, the Court serves Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.