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    Summary

    This position is located in the Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.

    The position description number for this position is 382917.

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

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

    This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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    Responsibilities

    Reviews a wide variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources for new items and sources for possible acquisition to improve the Law Library collections. Monitors publishing trends of electronic foreign law sources for possible acquisition.

    Exercises considerable judgment and discretion in interpreting and applying guidelines, including deviating from or extending traditional methods, techniques, and practices or identifying areas for improvement in established methods and procedures. Assignments involve novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements for organization and coordination of collection development.

    Selects new materials for the collection. Determines the need for new subscriptions and renewals. Determines the quality of materials acquired from different sources. Interprets and advises on the contents of a collection, covering current and retrospective items. Responsible for the development and maintenance of the foreign law reference collection. Participates in efforts to acquire items by gift. Examines unsolicited materials to determine whether they should be added to the library's collection. Prepares justifications for acquiring new or additional materials for the collection.

    Plans and implements acquisitions projects. Applies extensive knowledge of library functions to modify standard library practices related to acquisitions of a wide variety of library materials.

    Negotiates with publishers for the acquisition of legal works, either through informal agreement or formal demand. Participates in acquisition budget preparation by reporting on prices, publishing trends, and collections needs. Assesses collections and archives considered for acquisition by the library, with regard to condition, contents, scope, storage history, and other aspects pertinent to the preservation and long-term survival of the material. Endorses recommendation for purchase and routes it elsewhere for action. Cancels recommendation if outside scope of established guidelines. Participates in the evaluation of approval plan dealers.

    Maintains liaison with the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate within the Library, the six overseas field offices, and maintains contacts with outside sources, such as vendors and other large law libraries to ensure the proper assessment of incomplete or conflicting information. Submits and monitors status of purchase orders requested and of claims made to the Acquisitions Units for needed or missing items.

    Responds to a full range of complex or difficult inquiries. Primary contact point for the Foreign Law Specialists concerning the status of acquisition of needed material for the collection. Provides the Foreign Law Specialists and other users with assistance in locating relevant materials in the collection. Work is carried out in a fluid environment, where information and information sources are rapidly expanding, much of the subject matter is updating, and the technology is always evolving.  May convey findings through written and oral reports, abstracts, summaries, charts, graphs, or other products.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    1410 Librarian

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