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    The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a Collections Management Librarian to join its Knowledge and Technical Services Section. The librarian will manage print collections to ensure that materials are organized and made accessible to CRS staff. The incumbent is expected to review existing collections and, in collaboration with stakeholders, make recommendations for the withdrawal/retention of materials in the CRS Library and/or digitization of materials as appropriate. The Collections Management Librarian will also be responsible for overseeing the circulation of physical materials in the CRS Library.

    Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience, and/or knowledge of current practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to the management of, and access to, print and digital collections are encouraged to apply.

    CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century. CRS is well-known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

    This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

    The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

    The position description number for this position is 369512.

    The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

    The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.

    The selectee will work a 40-hour week.


    While it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

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    The incumbent reviews internal collections, identifies and inventories groups of materials, and interprets and advises on the contents of the CRS Library, including both cataloged and un-cataloged, and current and retrospective items.

    Maintains collections of materials in a variety of formats, identifies and weeds duplicate or obsolete materials, and ensures that appropriate materials are added to the CRS Library. Applies standard library operating procedures to resolve collections maintenance issues. Develops plans to expedite sorting, arranging, and shelving of books, documents and periodicals. Identifies gaps and duplicates to make sure holdings are correctly reflected in the CRS catalog. Independently manages collections projects and assignments, including negotiating deadlines and time frames for completion.

    Ensures the security and the appropriate handling of the library materials. Assesses documents considered for addition to the library and/or the CRS archives with regard to condition, contents, scope, storage history, and other aspects pertinent to the preservation and long-term survival of the material.

    Assists in the identification of equipment and supplies required for conducting collections maintenance and preservation activities. Coordinates with the Library of Congress’s preservation staff on preservation activities as appropriate.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    United States Citizens.

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