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    Summary

    This position is located in the U.S. International Trade Commission, Office of Operations, Office of Analysis and Research Services, Library Services Division.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Reference and Research Services (RRS) Librarian you will assist in the planning, operation, and administering the Library program according to regulations and controls, standards and guidelines, publisher's catalogs, standard library classification and cataloging guides, specialized handbooks, interlibrary loan procedures, and professional organization recommendations. Assist in coordinating the technical operations of the library to meet current requirements of the organization's mission and areas of interest. Assist in evaluating existing programs in terms of services offered, content of collection, and the fulfillment of the organization's needs. Contributes to the development of evolving library procedures and techniques to improve operations.

    As a RRS Librarian, provides assistance to users in use of complex materials (e.g. foreign trade data, TSUSA, HTS, legislative histories, etc.) and in conducting research with obscure data and information sources via the library collections, periodicals, reports, CDs, microforms, government documents (both domestic and foreign), digital libraries and through contacts with other organizations. Uses United States and foreign (or international) statistical, industry, trade and technical periodicals and monographs, and any other on-line resource or vendor. Demonstrates abilities to handle questions that are particularly obscure and difficult.

    Performs research and literature searches in retrieval systems such as EBSCO Discovery Service Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw and the Internet. Searches all the Library's internal and commercial databases and other digital resources. Guides USITC staff and public users through different search strategies and techniques to locate information. Provides assistance and training to staff to optimize and promote the effective and efficient use of library resources and services. Performs searches in HeinOnline and other legal databases and demonstrates knowledge and application of OverDrive, a platform that supports the licensing, borrowing and sharing of legal e-books and reference works.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    1410 Librarian

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527863300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.