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    The cutoff for receipt of applications under this announcement will be 11:59 p.m. e.s.t. on the following dates: July 20, 2018, August 20, 2018,  September 20, 2018, October 22, 2018, and November 23, 2018.***

    The Associate Librarian for Library Services is responsible for directing the acquisition, organization, and preservation of the Library's universal collection of materials; for ensuring the quality of the collections and for providing rapid and effective access to them, serving as the leader in maintaining and securing the Library's universal collection of materials in all formats and media; for directing the provision of service to the Congress, libraries, scholars, the productive private sector, the educational community, other government agencies, and the general public.

    The incumbent manages the Library Services service unit of the Library, exercising final responsibility for budget, personnel management, policy administration, and overall operational effectiveness. The Associate Librarian for Library Services participates in the overall management of the Library through membership on the Library's Executive Committee (EC), the top policy-making body.

    The Associate Librarian for Library Services has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of an entire service unit. Is primarily responsible for the direction and management of large-scale operations to efficiently and effectively achieve specified goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations. Initiates, modifies, recommends, or discontinues such actions as appropriate.

    The incumbent also serves, as a collateral duty, as Executive Agent for Collections Security. In this capacity, he/she is responsible to the Librarian, the Principal Deputy Librarian, the Deputy Librarian for the Collections and Services Group, and the Executive Committee for assuring that collections security is a core program of the Library, its managers, and staff. To accomplish this responsibility, the Executive Agent exercises agency-wide authority to oversee all collections security activities and programs, including the Director of the Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness with respect to his/her collections security responsibilities, the Chief Information Officer with respect to his/her digital collections security responsibilities, and the Collections Security Oversight Committee (CSOC).

    Directs the processing and cataloging of materials acquired for the Library's collections. Facilitates and reinforces the Library's continuous improvement in metadata creation processes, procedures and systems, while ensuring that the Library meets its arrearage reduction goals. 

    Directs the preservation and conservation of the Library's collections, establishing priorities for the preservation of items based on their importance to the Congress and the nation. Explores new technologies for preservation, works to establish international standards for these technologies, and participates in national and international preservation efforts. Directs the provision of a variety of film and photo-reproductive products and services based on the Library's collections.

    Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters.

    Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with professional peers internationally, Library or service unit management and officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of the Library.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Incumbent may be required to travel for business purposes.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    00 - There is no promotional potential for this position.

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    1410 Librarian

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502903200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.