Evaluates the needs of supervisors, managers, and Deaf, Deaf Blind and hard of hearing employees to determine service needs. This includes designing assessment tool(s), and structuring and implementing the program to satisfy the specific needs identified in the assessment findings.
Develops policies and procedures for Interpretive Services Program (ISP) applicable Library-wide. Prepares analytical and statistical data and reports Evaluates the program to ascertain its use and effectiveness and to recommend modifications and improvements.
Interprets for employees in a wide variety of settings (e g, staff meetings, confidential meetings, performance evaluations, personnel grievances, employee assistance program sessions, seminars and training programs) May interpret highly specialized, legal, research, computer, medical and Library-related terminology
Interprets for applicants, researchers, and visitors to the Library who are Deaf, Deaf Blind or hard of hearing so these individuals can fully and equally understand the Library's mission and functions and participate in the Library sponsored programs. Interprets in a wide variety of settings including research libraries, reading rooms, tours, lectures, consultations, programs and performances. This may include interpreting for outside presenters, international visitors, specialized tour groups, applicants and persons with specialized academic interests.
Designs, analyzes, coordinates and/or conducts workshops and seminars, formally in American Sign Language (ASL) & English, including but not limited to American Deaf Culture and the protocols needed for Library of Congress staff communicating via an interpreter or for interacting with employees or visitors who are Deaf, Deaf Blind or hard of hearing. Works with employees who are Deaf, Deaf Blind and/or hard of hearing to design, coordinate and/or conduct sensitivity training for Library employees to foster better understanding of cultural distinctions between colleagues.