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    The divisions in General and International Collections are the Library's primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the non-English speaking world. Reference Librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions.

    The position description number for this position is 12535.

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    Uses integrated library systems and technologies to perform library functions, including reference services and acquisitions.

    Monitors collection content and reviews a variety of sources in multiple languages, writing systems, and formats to develop and curate collections in areas of linguistic and geographic responsibility.

    Provides onsite and/or electronic reference to individual researchers and groups.

    Provides onsite and/or electronic instruction to individual researchers and groups.

    Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized interest using best practices.

    Assists in preparing programming and products on specific topics of recognized interest using best practices.

    Orients library visitors and explains collections and procedures for using and handling materials.

    Identifies, evaluates and provides authoritative resources, data, statistics, and information.

    Evaluates publications and electronic resources for content coverage and trends.

    Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition.

    Monitors collection content and usage to ensure preservation and access.

    Maintains liaison with acquisitions and cataloging staff to determine the quality and usefulness of collection materials.

    Assists in developing strategies for the organization and service of materials, collaborating with colleagues to enable appropriate storage, preservation, cataloging and engagement.

    Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions to provide informed referrals.

    Other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1410 Librarian

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