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    Summary

    This position is located in Collection Development Section, Materials Development Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS/BPH), Office of The Librarian.

    The position description number for this position is 383035. 

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

    This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

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    Responsibilities

    Supervises a group of professional librarians performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the section.

    Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply
    with the provisions of the safety regulations.

    The incumbent is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex,national origin, age, or handicap. Specifically, incumbent initiates nondiscriminatory practices and affirmative action for the area under his/her supervision in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

    Coordinates activities related to collection development across all functional areas of the library, specifically the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). Develops and recommends collection development policies; establishes guidelines and procedures to research, develop, acquire, evaluate and approve the selection of books and magazines for the NLS collections. Assures a balanced collection of reading matter for all age levels from preschool children to elderly persons by utilizing a broad professional knowledge of books and other library resources, the publishing industry, copyright issues, and the reading interests of the  general population as well as the special informational needs of disabled persons.

    Plans, develops, and implements program/project development activities that affect broad mission areas, i.e., monitors procedures for obtaining copyright holders' permission when required. Verifies the accuracy of the copyright document received. Responsible for developing copyright policies for NLS

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    1410 Librarian

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