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This position is within the staff of the Deputy Director (DD) in the Library Reader Services Department (DLR) of the National Gallery of Art (NGA). The purpose of this position is to provide a wide variety of highly specialized reference and reader services to NGA curatorial and administrative staff, CASVA staff and fellows, and organizations and individuals outside the Gallery.
This position is also being advertised under job announcement NGA-17-23A to all U.S. citizens and nationals under competitive examining procedures. Persons wishing to be considered under both announcements must apply separately to each.
- Assists Gallery staff, CASVA fellows, and outside readers in the use of the Library's full range of resources and services available on-site which includes the Library 's online public access catalog, the Gallery's collection management system, and others within and outside the Gallery's internal network.
- Answers reference questions received in person, by telephone, regular mail, electronic mail, and other online communications channels.
- Discusses research needs with potential outside readers, explains and interprets policies governing library use, and refers readers to other libraries when appropriate.
- Registers outside readers and informs them of library procedures and facilities.
- Determines qualifications for library passes and issues them to accepted applicants.
- Performs literature searches in the Library's collections and specialized online resources.
- Performs bibliographic checking in printed and online library catalogs as directed.
- Assists in the preparation of instructional materials (such as orientation folders, finding aids, guides, and bibliographies) and in the development of a variety of bibliographic instruction programs on use of library resources.
- Maintains and improves knowledge of printed and online resources in the arts and humanities fields.
- Participates in the development of the reference collection by identifying, evaluating, and recommending print and online resources for purchase or subscription.
- In conjunction with library and Gallery IT staff, develops, coordinates, and implements outreach programs for the general public on aspects of the library 's collections and resources.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
- Current Federal employee with competitive status
- Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
- CTAP/ICTAP eligibles
- Veterans with VEOA or VRA eligibility
- Persons eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or special appointing authority (e.g., Schedule A – Disabled)
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458951300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.