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    This position is located in the Literary Initiatives Office, Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement, Office of the Librarian.

    The position description number for this position is 403856.

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

    The incumbents of this position will work a flextime or compflex work schedule.

    This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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    Assists in making arrangements for events and programs and the live and recorded digital presentations using established approaches. These events include the National Book Festival and National Book Festival Presents; presentations and book talks; public programming based on the Library's collections; and literary, poetry and other events and programs that are part of special projects. Some examples of activities include public programs/performances, workshops and ceremonies for winners of awards, and/or projects in collaboration with other Ambassador Programs and Center for the Book and other national partners. Works in cooperation with both Library staff and outside groups to plan and review live and digital program and project details, operational guidelines, budgets, and information related to outreach planning, guest lists and program participants. Contacts and confers with event sponsors in coordinating outreach plans, guest list development, budget development, the drafting and production of printed materials, and space and equipment needs. Assists in preparing budgets and, where appropriate, verifies bills and other expenses. Identifies and recommends procurement actions for equipment, supplies and services used to support programs. Explains policies and/or procedures on public facilities and programs to staff and representatives from the federal and private sectors.

    Provides input into the planning and development of audience-focused and engaging public programs/projects where the program is small in size and with minimal complexity. Provides ideas for planning and developing projects appropriate to the Literary Initiative outreach and engagement efforts and its program purpose, which is to use the resources and prestige of the Library of Congress to stimulate public interest in books, libraries, reading, literacy, poetry, and literature.

    Uses standard approaches to perform various duties related to special projects involving administrative or program issues. Assists in making plans and executing Literary Initiative projects. Supporting programming, administration, and events for State Centers for the Book, Ambassador Programs, and, poetry and literature programs and events; assists the director with developing digital information and materials describing the projects and directions on how to participate; uses tracking systems for managing information and oversees
    organization and implementation of digital management systems; and develops and implements evaluation of programs and reports from the programs and events.

    Assists in the coordination of the Literary Initiative’s established digital and live programs which include: 1.) National Book Festival and National Book Festival Presents and other literary program series; 2.) Ambassador Program (U.S. Poet Laureate, NAYPL, and American Fiction Prize); 3.) Literary and Poetry websites and events; 4.) Affiliates Program (including State Centers for the Book; 5.) Fellowship, Intern and volunteer program.

    Works to ensure the Library's views and interests are promoted with respect to current and emerging program issues by supporting higher-grade specialists. Publicizes and promotes the Literary Initiative’s established programs live and digitally at workshops, conferences, and meetings as well as by phone and mail.

    Maintains liaison with individuals inside and outside the Library of Congress to ensure the proper application of established processes and methods.

    Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity for researchers where user needs are determined easily from interviews or written requests. Most of the requests concern the Literary Initiatives programs to stimulate public interest in books, reading, libraries and literacy and literature. Responds to these requests directly without review.

    Assists in the production of written materials on a specific subject matter. Examines material for conformity to proper style. Prepares written documents, including reports, articles, memoranda, and formal correspondence. Edits portions of documents or reports and assists in the development and presentation of the information.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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