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    The Chief of the Asian and Middle Eastern Division works under the general direction of the Director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, and is responsible for the administrative management and technical direction of the Division. The Chief is responsible for the general acquisitions and cataloging of materials from Asia and the Middle East and some cataloging and/or processing of materials from the Nairobi, Cairo, Jakarta, Islamabad, and New Delhi Overseas Offices. 

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    The Supervisory Librarian supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. Performs the human resource management functions relative to the Division. Establishes performance expectations and clearly communicates them to staff. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on organizational performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Takes personnel actions ~ as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Ensures staff at all levels are trained in and fully comply with safety regulations.

    Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the Division. Primarily responsible for the direction and management of the Division to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations, develops new programs, and recommends actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate.

    Recommends the various allotments necessary for the effective expenditure of funds appropriated for the building of the Library's collections for his/her area of the world. Has overall responsibility for ensuring continuous controls are maintained over expenditures within approved allotments, and of appropriated, gift, and trust funds, etc. Authorizes encumbrances against these allotments at the beginning of the fiscal year, adjusting as necessary throughout the year. Recommends and justifies changes in the approved allotments as circumstances require in his/her geographic region.

    Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staffs, other legislative and executive agencies, executives ~ of major publishers and vendors, and distinguished members of the public. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with Library management and officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, to advance the programs and objectives of the Library.

    Provides a major leadership role in the development of acquisition and bibliographic access standards, policies, practices, programs, and guidelines with a nation-wide impact. Also provides a major leadership role in the development of training, cooperative cataloging, and cataloging distribution policies and practices. Reviews and approves official documents on cataloging (e.g., texts published in the Library's Cataloging Service Bulletin and manuals of cataloging that may be needed or produced in any unit of the Library). Recommends and advises on changes to national and international standards affecting bibliographic access (e.g., Resource Description and Access (RDA), and the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data).

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1410 Librarian

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