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    This position is located on the staff of the Collections, Exhibition and Programs Officer (P) in the Library Reader Services Department (PL-R) of the National Gallery of Art (NGA).  The purpose of this position is to oversee and provide a variety of interlibrary loan (ILL) services as well as reference and reader services to NGA curatorial and administrative staff, CASVA staff and fellows, and organizations and individuals outside the Gallery.

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    The incumbent:

    Provides interlibrary loan (ILL) services to NGA staff and CASVA fellows and to other research institutions. Duties include:

    • Providing orientations regarding ILL services and procedures
    • Processing loan requests to and from libraries (including with the Library of Congress) following ALA and NGA Library policies
    • Searching online and manual bibliographic resources to verify citations and determine potential loan sources
    • Determining suitability and condition of NGA Library materials requested for loans
    • Maintaining working relationships with peers in partner institutions
    • Training and overseeing the daily work of one or two ILL technicians and volunteers assigned to the ILL section
    • Assisting with development of ILL procedures and policies based on current professional library standards

    Provides reference services to NGA staff, CASVA fellows, and outside readers. Duties include:

    • Discussing research needs of potential readers and explaining library resources, procedures, and policies
    • Admitting and conducting library orientations for new outside readers
    • Answering reference questions received in person, by telephone, and by mail
    • Providing guidance to staff and outside readers in use of the Library’s online and printed resources
    • Conducting literature searches for NGA staff and CASVA fellows
    • Assisting with preparation and presentation of the Reader Services department’s orientation and training materials (oral, written, web-based).

    Organizes and maintains ILL and reference office files and prepares related reports. Duties include:

    • Maintaining ILL statistics, transaction files and other records (invoices, expenditures, correspondence)
    • Organizing and maintaining reference office files
    • Compiling and presenting statistics related to reference services.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • 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/560443600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.