Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
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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 155 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and over 37 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.
DUE TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE ERROR, THIS VACANCY HAS BEEN RE-OPENED. THOSE CANDIDATES WHO APPLIED NEED NOT RE-APPLY.
The position is located in the Center for the Book, the Library’s principal office for promoting reading, literacy, literature, and poetry. The incumbent is responsible for one or more of the Center’s program areas: children, youth, and family literacy; adult literacy and lifelong learning; affiliated state centers for the book; non-profit organizational partnerships for promoting reading and literacy; partnerships with libraries for promoting reading and literacy; and literature and poetry, including the office of Poet Laureate. The incumbent provides full professional and administrative support and advice to the director of the Center for the Book in long-range planning and budgeting. He/she also advises in staffing, programming, and fund-raising for his/ her area of specialization—in this case the Poetry and Literature Center (PLC). PLC plans and administers the Library’s literary and poetry programs, often in partnership with other Library of Congress divisions and offices. As manager of the Library’s U.S. Poet Laureate program, the incumbent works closely with the Office of the Librarian of Congress.
This position is located in the Center for the Book, Partnerships and Outreach Programs, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 248599.
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 will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.