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    This announcement has an APPLICATION LIMIT of 150 applications. Therefore applicants should apply as soon as possible. If the 150 application limit is not met previously, the job announcement will close at 11:59 pm, on Friday, May 11, 2018. Applicants need to ensure they provide all supporting documentation at the time they apply to the vacancy announcement.

    The National Gallery of Art serves the United States in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards. As one of the foremost art reference libraries in the country, the Gallery library collections include more than 375,000 books and bound volumes of periodicals and auction catalogues. The image collections comprise 13 million photographs, slides, negatives, and digital images documenting the history of art. The incumbent is responsible for managing the collection development, discovery and research use of the library’s ephemera (vertical files), microforms, and special format materials. The incumbent also contributes to the library’s digitization program by creating digital versions of special collections materials.

    This position is also being advertised under job announcement NGA-18-24B to persons with federal competitive status or reinstatement eligibility, or who are eligible under the Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) or other special hiring authorities, including Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) authority and Schedule A authority to hire individuals with severe disabilities. Persons wishing to be considered under both announcements must apply separately to each.

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    The incumbent:

    Maintains the library's special collections, especially vertical files and microforms.

    Devises and implements policies and procedures for preservation, bibliographic control, access and security of special collection materials.

    Creates bibliographic records and metadata and manages physical processing and labeling of special collection materials.

    Participates in planning for future disposition, storage, and access to collections.

    Supervises one student library technician and volunteers.

    Prepares digital reproductions and accompanying metadata for special collections materials.

    Oversees the functioning, use and maintenance of microform readers and scanning devices; monitors special collections project workflows and use of shared equipment, spaces, and resources; provides instruction to new users and training to fellow library staff on the use of these devices.

    Proposes priorities for scanning and cataloging.

    Provides support for research, serving curatorial staff, conservators, CASVA fellows, visiting scholars, and the general public; answers reference questions received in person, by telephone, and via e-mail.

    Conducts orientation and instructional sessions to new readers on all library services, with particular emphasis on special collections.

    Develops outreach strategies and programs to increase staff and public awareness of the library’s special collections resources.

    Performs bibliographic searches in print and electronic resources.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States citizens and nationals

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    1410 Librarian

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