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 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.

The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) is an interagency organization of federal agencies established originally as the Federal Library Committee by the Librarian of Congress, at the behest of federal librarians and the Office of Management and Budget (then the Bureau of the Budget). FEDLINK's purpose is to foster excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation and to provide guidance and direction for the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK).  FLICC also serves as a forum for discussion of federal library and information policies, programs, and procedures to help inform Congress, federal agencies, and others concerned with library and information centers
 The position description number for this position is 10842. 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.
Are you a veteran?  Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim.  Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214.  Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form.  If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.
For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf.

Duties

Consultation and Liaison Services: 15%
The incumbent represents the federal library and information center community and/or the FEDLINK program in professional associations, Library and inter-agency federal committees and projects, and on other national collaborative projects; leads special assignments. As a recognized expert on the FEDLINK program and the federal library and information services, establishes and maintains professional relationships and writes materials and delivers presentations to members, federal agency procurement, finance and training personnel, and librarians and other information professionals both inside and outside the government.
Develops and conducts workshops and orientation sessions for staff and visitors. Represents the organizations at conferences and exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development and to represent FLICC/FEDLINK and its membership.
Librarian Education and Training 30%
FEDLINK provides continuing education and practical training in five broad areas of library and information services: federal information policy and the information profession, information services management, collections and resource development, resource organization and access, and reference and user support. The position exercises broad responsibility for developing, conducting and directing a comprehensive program of education and support for federal librarians and information professionals. The incumbent works closely with FEDLINK Publications and Education (FPE), the FEDLINK network manager, OCLC program coordinator, network program specialists, network librarians, and the FEDLINK Education Working Group.
Manages Information Services 20%
The FEDLINK information technology program acts as a catalyst for federal library and information systems improvement by providing advice, assistance, training, resources and publications on the application of current technology to information services. Exercises broad responsibilities for developing, conducting, and directing the professional, technical aspects of the FEDLINK information technology program. The incumbent works closely with FEDLINK management, other network program specialists, the FEDLINK systems staff, and the FEDLINK Information Technology Working Group.
Technical Procurement Support 10%
The incumbent prepares annual summary of FEDLINK procurement requirements for the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCGM), works with OCGM to develop an annual calendar of FEDLINK procurement actions; monitors schedule and takes action where possible to ensure timeliness of procurements; coordinates regular progress meetings among OCGM and FEDLINK staff; participates in meetings with GSA; coordinates filing of official FNO procurement documents. Assists OCGM with documentation supporting LC’s GSA Delegation of Procurement Authority for FEDLINK services; provides assistance and documentation to OCGM and Library management for inquiries, investigations, audits, or protests regarding the FEDLINK procurement program.
Bibliographic Utility Program Management 15%
The FEDLINK bibliographic utility program supports federal library and information center participation in cooperative acquisition, cataloging, resource sharing, and reference programs. A major element of the bibliographic utility program is support of federal agencies' membership in and use of systems and services from the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). Develops and conducts the program to promote cooperative participation in national bibliographic utility organizations. The position works closely with the FEDLINK network manager, OCLC program coordinator, network program specialists, network librarians, OCLC librarians and OCLC information specialists.
Policy, Procedures and Reports 10%
Develops, prepares and implement policies and procedures for effective and secure operations of information systems; promotional. educational and instructional material for the FEDLINK bibliographic utility program, such as: an OCLC member handbook, regular OCLC mailings, relevant sections of FEDLINK registration and handbook materials, newsletter articles, information alerts, etc.; gives presentations, conducts workshops, user group meetings, etc. on bibliographic utility services; the FEDLINK education program, such as a curriculum catalog, announcements, calendars, policy and procedure statements, relevant sections of FEDLINK registration and handbook materials, newsletter articles, information alerts, etc.; gives presentations, conducts workshop or focus group meetings on the education program.
Evaluates effectiveness education, bibliographic utility training and procurement initiatives; suggests improvements where appropriate and documents program accomplishments and benefits; prepares statistical and narrative reports as needed.
Performs various other duties as assigned.