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    Summary

    The Library Technician's duties encompass all aspects of collection accessioning, maintenance, preservation, and retrieval. The incumbent's duties include accessioning new material, preparing items for preservation and updating and maintaining the largest and most complex legal collection in the world.

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    Responsibilities

    The position description number for this position is 363669.

    This position has no promotion potential.

    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.

    Inputs, searches and maintains inventory and/or bibliographic control information for the Law Library's collection. The incumbent ensures accountability of receipts by timely check-in and/or inventory of each piece received in the Law Library.  Incumbent also conducts physical inventory on existing collection items. Proficiency in using information technology to process, manage, maintain, track, and identify a voluminous and highly complex acquisition and distribution system for all different types of legal material. 

    Applies knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to resolve a wide variety of problems relating to managing maintaining and securing a voluminous and complex legal and government document collection of approximately 2.9 million items. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling before such items reach final destination.

    Collates materials in a variety of formats and languages for making a preliminary determination on whether the set or series are complete. Creates item records in the ILS for all volumes collated for binding or filming. Creates online binding tickets for units to be sent to the Library's binding unit and/or updates the holdings records to reflect newly bound or filmed material. Working with the collection, takes the appropriate steps to suppress issues sent for binding/filming from public display in the catalog.

    Prepares items for digitization, including creating basic metadata and updating holding records to reflect new formatting. Independently locates items not readily available on the shelf. Determines advanced search strategies and conducts bibliographic and special searches in automated or manual files for incompletely or inaccurately cited requests or insufficient bibliographic data. Assists Law Library of Congress staff and clients with locating items by checking in files, such as the Class K Shelf-list and other automated and manual Law Library files. Searches the Library's ILS to determine the location of the requested item. Reports findings on specific identification of items and other pertinent information, such as number and location of copies/sets, assignments, date recorded, etc.

    Performs special searches of various computer, card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify receipt, location, and internal distribution of legal and government document publications. Ensures bibliographic and/or acquisitions data elements are accurate and input into software applications, reflecting item level control of the material. 

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    07

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