One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Technician (Copyright)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $42,870 – $55,736

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This position is located in the Office of Copyright Records, Copyright Office.
The Office of Copyright Records (CR) is responsible for preserving, maintaining, and servicing copyright-related records in physical and digital formats. The staff of CR retrieve records for court cases and public research, perform certified searches and write search reports based on copyright registered materials and other copyright records, and provide certified and non-certified copies of copyright deposits, additional certificates, and other copyright records, maintain the official records of the U.S. Copyright Office, and respond to inspection requests from members of the public or Congress. CR staff also record into a public database recordation document pertaining to copyright ownership, including transfers of copyright ownership. The work CR executes contributes to and supports the world’s largest database of copyright ownership.
This position, Library Technician, may work in any of the areas of CR, reporting to the relevant section head or supervisor, and may perform a variety of technical tasks required by that section or area.
While performing daily activities, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of all Library and Copyright Office materials.
Provides support to public service librarians or other staff members assigned to work in the reading room. Charges records materials in and out of their assigned locations using manual and automated systems, and shelves library and records materials in proper sequence. Tracks loaned or borrowed materials to insure timely return. Retrieves patron requested materials from storage. Routes collections, records or materials to other organizations as required. Validates the internal or external routing of materials, securing items prior to routing or transporting to ensure safe delivery. Ensures materials are transported using secure conveyances. Inspects materials while handling them and notifies supervisor or librarians of condition of materials needing attention. Identifies and prepares library materials (such as unbound periodicals and books needing repairs) for binding or rebinding. Repairs minor damage to print materials.
Posts official record changes or updates in manual or automated records or files. Answers ready reference questions and assists users with the public access catalog, other finding aids, and with operation of automated equipment.
Locates and retrieves uncatalogued records from data bases. Makes adaptations and additions to the record to conform to the bibliographic record identification system.
Using manual or automated systems, tracks record retention and ensures records are routed and retained according to established schedules, properly disposing of records according to established schedules and in compliance with record disposition standards.
Ensures all materials are secured through use of established security and loss prevention measures, installing or reinstalling security measures and devices in materials as required.
Ensures materials are stored according to established archival storage standards, properly labeling storage containers as directed and ensures materials within containers is listed on required manifest sheets, or is contained within a properly configured, labeled, and cataloged container.
Following established protocols, prepares records, records or collections for image preservation and reproduction, resolving material sequencing discrepancies. Mends material, according to standards, as necessary prior to processing, when it is possible to properly do so. Records missing materials or other irregularities according to policy. Provides assistance in the use of equipment, ensuring that equipment is clean and in proper working order for optimum performance. Uses assigned manual or automated systems for records inventory maintenance, updating them as required for records inventory maintenance.
Performs clerical and administrative support tasks such as maintaining time and attendance records; processing incoming and outgoing mail for the office, including preparing mail and freight records; photocopying materials including organizing and collating materials; and maintaining and ordering office supplies. Reports equipment problems to the helpdesk.
The position description number for this position is 354221.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a compflex; or flextime; or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
Conditions of Employment
Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Ability to interpret and apply a variety of guidelines and/or regulations. **
Knowledge of library processes and procedures. **
Ability to utilize computer technology and software applications. **
Ability to retrieve, review and analyze information to resolve problems.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Skill in providing customer service.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.