Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The position is located in the Collection Development Section (CDS)of the Materials Development Division, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) at 1291 Taylor Street, NW  Washington, DC 20011.  The NLS Selection Librarians recommend books to be reproduced in braille and recorded formats for the adult children's, and young adult collections of NLS. This national collection of special format materials is developed to meet the reading preferences and informational needs of a highly diverse clientele. NLS collections although similar to those found in public libraries, also reflect special interests that extend beyond general public library collections. The Selection Librarian writes brief annotations for approved titles; reports on NLS collection building activities to the administration, the national network, a national advisory group, visitors, and the public participates in conferences, meetings, and the NLS exhibit program; and answers requests from patrons, network librarians, and NLS staff. The position description number for this position is 116779. 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

Serving as Selection Librarian, the incumbent recommends books to be reproduced in braille and recorded formats for the children's, young adult, and adult collections of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). This national collection of braille and recorded materials must meet the reading preferences and informational needs of a highly diverse clientele. NLS holdings, although similar to those found in public libraries, reflect unique interests that extend beyond general public library collections. The Selection Librarian writes descriptive annotations for approved titles; provides information on NLS collection building activities to the administration, the service network, a national advisory group, visitors, and the public; participates in workshops, conferences, meetings, and the NLS exhibit program; and responds to requests from patrons, network librarians, and NLS staff.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No