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    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Supervisory Librarian for its Knowledge Services Group (KSG). The selectee will supervise a team of digital and knowledge services librarians engaged in information and knowledge management activities. The supervisory librarian collaborates with stakeholders in CRS to identify opportunities and requirements for managing information and/or knowledge, develops and manages projects, and resolves issues. 

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    The Supervisory Librarian will work with information professionals, analysts, attorneys, and information technology staff to investigate and recommend methodologies, tools and services to solve highly complex program issues or problems and to facilitate the use of relevant data, information and knowledge in research and analysis.  Review potential options and recommend innovative solutions to provide information services to internal and congressional clients. Create and coordinate activities that involve highly complex problems and/or special requirements to develop, integrate, and organize content to meet user requirements.  Lead the integration of new features and technologies into websites and portals. In addition, evaluate results and documents best practices, applying standard and emerging practices of librarianship and other fields and disciplines as they relate to information and knowledge management.

    Candidates with experience and knowledge of current and emerging practices or librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to information and knowledge management 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.

    Supervisory Librarian duties include:

    Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level.  Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised.  Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets/adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work.  Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty/requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.  Observes workers' performance; demonstrates/conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system.  Provides informal feedback/periodically evaluates employee performance.  Resolves informal complaints/grievances.  Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.  Provides advice/counsel to workers related to work/administrative matters.  Reviews/approves/disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff.  Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations.

    Leads, plans, organizes, coordinates and directs group efforts; contributes to the development and implementation of strategic projects, archive and information services, knowledge management, digital services, acquisition processing, data analysis and ongoing KSG programs of critical significance.  Directs/shapes the character and overall nature of projects.  Organizes/develops projects using expert knowledge/judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and the project plan.  Develops criteria, standards, and expected outcomes for the projects or programs.  Formulates goals/objectives and identifies opportunities for improvements in methods/procedures. Oversees projects from requirements analysis through development and production, providing expert advice and guidance to project team members.

    Serves as a principal liaison for collaboration between KSG groups, other CRS divisions and offices, and other Library of Congress units and offices. Consults with information professionals throughout CRS and the Library of Congress regarding the development/enhancement of information research and information management techniques.  Identifies and communicates "best practices" in order to eliminate duplicative efforts.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512722700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.