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    Summary

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. We accomplish our mission by providing objective and reliable information and analysis to the Congress, to federal agencies, and to the public, and recommending improvements, when appropriate, on a wide variety of issues to make government work better.

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    Responsibilities

    Interns will assist with basic duties for library services that include, but not limited to,  the following:

    Gathers information and assists in conducting research on non-specialized and/or specialized assignments.

    Assists with developing search techniques for handling specific types of requests for use by other staff and outside requesters.

    Evaluates current publications and electronic resources and provides recommendations for renewal. Identifies and recommends new research resources for purchase.

    Participates in a variety of responsibilities related to collection development and resource evaluation and testing; website development and information architecture; and/or resource sharing.

    Assists with researching various topics based on inquiries from mission teams, agency attorney's and external customer and prepare routine responses based on research gathered to address inquiries.

    Works with senior Librarians to develop and execute specialized research projects that involve developing different options related to sources and methodologies.

    Executes searches of varying complexity using a wide variety of electronic information retrieval systems and other resources

    Prepares and/or revises user manuals or information sheets, and distributes information on new system capabilities and search strategies.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required depending on job assignment.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    NA

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/557145800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.