(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)
Manage Peace Corps Library - Peace Corps/Washington Information Resource Center (IRC)
Develops and manages the Peace Corps Library network, including the Peace Corps/Washington Information Resource Center (IRC), which provides the Peace Corps community with a wide range of information resources and services and serves as a model IRC for the IRCs at posts. Responsibilities include collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, research and reference services, planning and reporting, and all aspects of small library management.
Support Information Resource Centers (IRCs) at Peace Corps Country Posts
Plans and implements effective strategies for the establishment, development, and promotion of Information Resource Centers (IRCs) in Peace Corps country posts around the world. Responsibilities include conducting needs assessment; creating written guidance; developing and facilitating on-site and remote training; responding to ad-hoc requests for guidance; and cultivating a community of practice.
Support Peace Corps Volunteer Library Projects Identifies and develops training resources, independently and in coordination with OPATS programming and training staffs, to support Volunteer library projects worldwide. Specific responsibilities include coordinating the revision of existing library-related training publications and resources for Volunteers; providing guidance for IRC managers in their support of Volunteer library projects; and facilitating a community of practice for Volunteers engaged in library activities and projects.
Support Print and Digital Publications Production, Distribution, and Knowledge Sharing System(s) As an active member of the Knowledge & Learning Unit, the incumbent works with team members to ensure that the unit provides high-quality resources and excellent customer service to its internal and external clients. Specific responsibilities include managing the distribution of physical publications to posts; managing digital collections on various systems; advising the KM team on library and IRC-relevant issues, and promoting awareness of resources.
Other Activities and Duties as Assigned Performs various other responsibilities and duties as assigned including records management activities; representing the Peace Corps IRC network internally and externally; and preparing and presenting reports on the Peace Corps IRC network, Volunteer library projects, and related library and IRC activities.
Desired qualifications: MLS (Master of Library Science) Minimum of 5 years of relevant library experience; Minimum of 3 years of relevant overseas work experience Experience working in a diverse, multi-cultural environment