Job Overview

Summary

The Library of Congress serves the Congress in fulfilling its duties and preserves and promotes knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. It is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the world's largest library, with more than 151 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and almost 20 million items online. Located primarily on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Law Library of Congress, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

This position is located in the Music Section, Network Division, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library Services, 1291 Taylor Street NW, Washington, DC 20542.

The incumbent provides service directly to consumers of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and serves as a novice in the specialized area of special format music scores and books for individuals who are blind or physically handicapped.

The position description number for this position is 13164.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule. This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Duties

The Librarian (Music Reader Services Librarian) provides service directly to consumers of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and serves as a novice in the specialized area of special format music scores and books for individuals who are blind or physically handicapped. Services are rendered in person, or by correspondence, telephone, or electronic media. Requests originate from the blind and physically handicapped consumers and the NLS network libraries serving them; Congress; U.S. and foreign government agencies; national and international academic, research, and scientific institutions; the professional and business communities; and from the general public. The incumbent exercises initiative, tact, and flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of constituents ranging from students to experts in their fields. The incumbent maintains an in-depth knowledge of the operation and resources of the Music Section and of NLS as a whole, including applications of computer technology to library, information and office services.