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    Summary

    This position is located in the American Folklife Center, which acquires, organizes, describes, preserves, and makes available for research use a wide variety of multi-format ethnographic materials in both physical and digital formats.

    The position description number for this position is 383009

    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.

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    Responsibilities

    Incumbent applies numerous established practices in processing materials, consisting of multi-format ethnographic materials, including digital files, manuscript materials, still images, audio recordings, and moving images. Recognizes various types of material in order to receive. Accession, sort, and arrange collections in different ways (e.g., by format, alphabetic,chronological, geographic, or numeric). Prepares material for use and storage by performing basic filing, archival housing, hand-marking, automated labeling, bar coding, and shelving tasks. Consults about material that is duplicate, extraneous, or in need of evaluation for special preservation treatment.

    Performs collection management activities for a variety of material, including pulling and refilling, transferring material to and from off-site storage, keeping stack location guides up to date, preservation stabilization such as replacing worn folders and boxes, relabeling, marking for identification and security, shelf reading, and collection shifting.

    Prepares a variety of material for digital and other reformatting by counting items, transporting to duplication service, and reviewing duplicated collection materials for adherence to established quality standards.

    Compiles and maintains records of processing activities and completes appropriate forms for statistical reports.

    Performs a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases to identify what physical and digital items are in the division's care and helps track where they are. Compiles and enters information in automated and manual systems for inventories, container lists, or other kinds of finding aids using box and folder information and other data gathered during processing or provided by senior staff. Prepares preliminary access or inventory records for single items or collections using judgment to apply a substantial number of established procedures of the division to capture call numbers, creator names, titles, dates, and physical description. Searches online and print resources to research and verify information including place names and creator names. Proofs records to ensure accuracy and updates data as needed. Determines the correctness of data within the appropriate fields. Identifies duplicated entries.

    Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of library systems and tools.

    Other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    08

  • Job family (Series)

    1411 Library Technician

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