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    ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 200 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 200 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 200.

    We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.

    This position is located in the Research Service, Circulation and Interlibrary Loan, Smithsonian Libraries (SIL) at the Smithsonian Institution (SI) within the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Washington, DC.

    As a Library Technician the employee provides basic instruction on the use of the library to users, performs bibliographic and searches of the international bibliographic data base, verifies and processes requests for all publications, and performs special reference and bibliographic projects.

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    1. Assists in the day-to-day management of the collections: Shelves and or supervises shelving of materials; maintains microform files; and applies working knowledge of collections by giving input toward collection development based upon identifying gaps in holdings, user’s requests, etc.
    2. Prepares serials and monographs for binding, ensuring that appropriate pieces are available and included, and that materials are properly labeled; identifies missing issues of serial titles and initiates appropriate action; maintains shelves, scheduling shifting when necessary; and establishes and maintains appropriate records.
    3. Provides basic reference and bibliographic services for Smithsonian Institution curatorial and administrative staff and visiting researchers.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.

    Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may apply to Job Announcement # 18R-LC-303339-MPA-SIL

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    1411 Library Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487303700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.