Two Librarian Positions – Washington, D.C.

Job Title: Librarian (Manuscript Reference Librarian)
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
Salary Range: $53,435.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Monday, February 29, 2016 to Friday, March 18, 2016
Duty Location: Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:


The librarian (manuscript reference librarian) serves as an authority in providing reference services in the field of archives and manuscripts. The incumbent provides basic as well as highly specialized and authoritative reference service to Members and Committees of Congress, government agencies, institutions, scholars, advanced graduate students, genealogists, and other researchers. The manuscript reference librarian exercises initiative, judgement, tact, flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of established scholars and others.

This position is located in the Reference and Reader Services Section, Manuscript Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 169238.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a fixed work schedule and some weekends.

This position requires some walking, standing, bending and carrying of light items.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Job Title: Librarian (Technical Services)
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Government Publishing Office
Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Friday, March 4, 2016 to Friday, March 18, 2016
Duty Location: 2 vacancies in the following location: Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:


· Performs a wide variety of technical services tasks associated with each unit within LTS. Work specifically requires the incumbent to learn workflows including processes and procedures associated with content acquisitions, bibliographic control, library technical services support, serials management and quality control.

· Content Acquisitions: identifies appropriate Federal Government information resources (monographs, serials, and other formats) to be acquired for all Programs in LSCM. Performs outreach functions, including contacting agencies and monitoring agency Web sites, in order to identify, acquire and process Federal Government information products. Determines the formats and quantities to acquire for various Programs.

· Bibliographic Control: catalogs U.S. Government publications in tangible and electronic formats. In doing so, incumbent performs original and copy cataloging to include descriptive and subject cataloging, PURL assignments, and archiving tasks.

· Library Technical Services Support: uses the ILS application (Ex Libris, Aleph 500), including the acquisitions, bibliographic control and serials modules and other services associated with ILS (OPAC-Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, Uses the ILS to perform day-to-day work to catalog, acquire and process information products. This includes performing research and problem resolution, performing quality control of data captured in each module of the ILS. Performs classification of acquired information products using the Superintendent of Documents classification system and assigns Federal depository item numbers for Federal Depository Library acquisitions purposes. Uses knowledge of library technical service processes to make contributions to improve LTS operations. This includes, but not be limited to, the creation of documentation, evaluations of workflows and processes for enhancements in order to improve services for customers in the area of LTS responsibility (askGPO, WEB Tech Notes, ILS, and CGP).

· Serials Management: identifies information products that are serials and processes accordingly. This includes performing serials check-in using the ILS. Researches and locates missing serial titles including individual issues to fill gaps in the CGP. Under direction of the Administrative Librarian for Serials, works to resolve routine problems in serials control involving bibliographic records and holdings. Creates brief bibliographic records for serials.

· Customer Outreach: handles inquiries from libraries in the FDLP via Ask GPO by researching and answering questions concerning issues related to acquisitions, cataloging, serials control and information product processing.

· Perform Team Assignments: serves on cross-organizational teams and works on projects and tasks assignments related to application/tool development, quality control and business process improvement initiatives.

· Represents the organization in working groups addressing matters related to technical services operations and/or professional library matters.

· Participates in library-wide projects and activities for special purposes or in support of continuous improvement efforts.

Sheila D. Thompson
Phone: (202)512-1308×20611