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The Geography and Map Division is responsible for the acquisition, processing, preservation, duplication and reference servicing of the cartographic collections of the Library. These collections consist of maps, atlases, globes, three dimensional objects, digital files (CDs/DVDs/Tapes), research collections, pamphlet collections and reference work sheets pertaining to or describing the collections and the history of cartography globally. The Division maintains a fully equipped digital laboratory to handle the conversion of original cartographic objects to digital format. The Division maintains the Congressional Cartography Program directed to producing maps on demand for Congress, or through the Congressional Research Service. The Geography and Map Division is the largest map collection in the world. The reference librarian provides reference services in the reading room of the Geography and Map Division and serves under the direction of the Team Leader.
This position is located in the Reference Team, Geography and Map, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 112650.
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.
Plans and designs projects pertaining to inventories and information management (such as preparing catalogs, cartobibliograhies, or printed or machine readable inventories) to determine holdings and make collections data more accessible. Develops databases and available resources and most appropriate data to capture. researches new methods applicable to projects and determines available resources and most appropriate methods to use. Writes and submits proposals requesting funding for projects, if necessary.
Provides reference services where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, from written requests or internet requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily-accessible, i.e., found within the library's collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility.
Assists in the production of written materials on a specific subject matter. Examines material for conformity to proper style. Prepares written documents, including reports, articles, memoranda, and formal correspondence. Edits portions of documents or reports and assists in the development and presentation of the information. Analyzes changes to the various projects at hand and prepares reports of the changes for review.
Maintains personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Presents information to groups of individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and conducts tours. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in map librarianship, in the history of cartography, and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.
Searches and transcribes information from computerized and manual files. Utilizes data sheets, cards, inventory lists, internal paperwork, reference sources, and containers. Identifies, compiles, verifies, and inputs information in computer systems, for inventories, container lists, shelflists, on-line catalogs, or other kinds of finding aids utilizing knowledge of the organization's collections and subject areas. Organizes and prepares complex material for reformatting. Organizes and completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems. Prepares automated access/inventory records for single items or collections. Compiles and prepares statistical information.
Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to one or more specialty areas of librarianship, specifically in map librarianship. Information is obtained, organized and maintained using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices as well as the specialized tools in the fields of cartography, history of cartography, geography, history, libraries, and the social sciences. Monitors the quality of preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards and specifications. Decides appropriate treatment for deteriorating items and those requiring special handling. Orients users and explains procedures and regulations governing use and handling of materials in the collection.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Current Department Employees - CONSIDERATION UNDER THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE PERMANENT AND INDEFINITE STAFF OF THE COLLECTIONS AND SERVICES DIRECTORATE DUE TO BUDGETARY CONSTRAINTS. TEMPORARY NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) AND INDEFINITE NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) STATUS CANDIDATES ARE INELIGIBLE TO APPLY. (EMPLOYEES MUST MAINTAIN THEIR ELIGIBILITY AT THE TIME OF SELECTION.)
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