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    Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. Within the United States Copyright Office, the Office of Public Records and Repositories preserves, maintains, and services copyright-related records in physical and digital formats. The Library Technician prepares records for long-term storage, and retrieves and transports records in the Records Management Section

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    The United States Copyright Office, located within the Library of Congress and under the direction of the Register of Copyrights, administers the Copyright Law; advises Congress and government agencies on legal and policy matters; provides international representation on copyright issues; administers the national copyright registration system; provides collections materials to the Library through voluntary registration and mandatory deposit programs; records documents relating to copyright chain of title; administers statutory license provisions of the law, including collecting and distributing royalties; maintains the world’s largest database of copyright public records; and provides information and reference services to the public.

    Staff of the Office of Public Records and Repositories retrieve materials for court cases, perform searches and write search reports based on registered materials and other copyright records, provide certified and non-certified copies of copyright deposits, additional certificates and other copyright records, maintain the official records of the office, and respond to inspection requests from members of the public or Congress.

    The position description number for this position is 354221.

    This position has promotion potential to GS-06.

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

    The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

    This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

    Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

    Provides support to public service librarians or other staff members assigned to work in the reading room. Charges records materials in and out of their assigned locations using manual and automated systems, and shelves library and records materials in proper sequence. Retrieves patron requested materials from storage. Routes collections, records or materials to other organizations as required. Validates the internal or external routing of materials, securing items prior to routing or transporting to ensure safe delivery. Ensures materials are transported using secure conveyances. Inspects materials while handling them, and notifies supervisor or librarians of condition of materials needing attention. Identifies and prepares library materials (such as unbound periodicals and books needing repairs) for binding or rebinding. Repairs minor damage to print materials.

    Posts official record changes or updates in manual or automated records or files. Conducts limited bibliographic searches of data bases. Verifies bibliographic citations.

    Ensures materials are stored according to established archival storage standards, properly labeling storage containers as directed and ensures materials within containers is listed on required manifest sheets, or, is contained within a properly configured, labeled, and cataloged container.

    Assists in locating records, personally conducting searches for records. Prepares equipment to accept standard and non-standard records. Answers routine questions regarding policies and procedures. Performs basic cataloging indexing duties.

    Other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • 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/518305700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.