Job Overview


Come be a part of one of the largest digital information facilities in the world!

Established by Congress in 1861, GPO is transforming itself as an agency and as a business. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. The public will enjoy permanent access to digital government information, acquiring it quickly, easily, and with confidence in its authenticity. GPO employees are proud of their abilities and passionate about their craft. Whether your expertise is in putting ink on paper, commanding a digital output system, or engineering the delivery of information online, we’d like to talk to you.

This position is located in the Superintendent of Documents, Library Service and Content Management, Library Technical Services in Washington, DC

Selectee will work shift 1 and have a tour of duty of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

This position is located in Library Services and Content Management (LSCM), Library Technical Services (LTS).  The mission of LSCM is to administer a variety of GPO initiatives including the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Cataloging and Indexing Program (C & I), the International Exchange Service (IES) and the By-Law Program.  Specifically, LTS administers the FDLP and the C & I programs which include the acquisition and cataloging of U.S. Government information resources in tangible and electronic formats.  LTS uses a wide variety of tools and applications to manage the processing and organization of information resources, primarily the Integrated Library System (ILS) that is used on a daily basis.


·        Performs a wide variety of technical services tasks associated with each unit within LTS.  Work specifically requires the incumbent to learn workflows including processes and procedures associated with content acquisitions, bibliographic control, library technical services support, serials management and quality control.

·        Content Acquisitions:  identifies appropriate Federal Government information resources (monographs, serials, and other formats) to be acquired for all Programs in LSCM.  Performs outreach functions, including contacting agencies and monitoring agency Web sites, in order to identify, acquire and process Federal Government information products.  Determines the formats and quantities to acquire for various Programs.

·        Bibliographic Control:  catalogs U.S. Government publications in tangible and electronic formats.  In doing so, incumbent performs original and derived (copy cataloging) to include descriptive and subject cataloging, PURL assignments, and archiving tasks.

·        Library Technical Services Support:  uses the ILS application (Ex Libris, Aleph 500), including the acquisitions, bibliographic control and serials modules and other services associated with the ILS OPAC module, which is called the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), (   Uses the ILS to perform day-to-day work to catalog, acquire and process information products.  This includes performing research and problem resolution, performing quality control of data captured in each module of the ILS.   Performs classification of acquired information products using the Superintendent of Documents classification system and assigns Federal depository item numbers for Federal Depository Library acquisitions purposes.  Uses knowledge of library technical service processes to make contributions to improve LTS operations.  This includes, but not be limited to, the creation of documentation, evaluations of workflows and processes for enhancements in order to improve services for customers in the area of LTS responsibility (askGPO, WEB Tech Notes, ILS, and CGP).


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No