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    The Senior Level Executive Librarian leads and manages the National Gallery of Art’s Library Division (PL), exercising responsibility for library collection development, maintenance, user access, budget, personnel management, policy administration, and overall operational effectiveness. Serves as leader in formulating and realizing the Library’s strategic goals, including comprehensive digitization. The Executive Librarian reports to the Collections, Exhibitions and Programs Officer (P).   

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    As the Executive Librarian, you will be responsible for the following:

    1. Planning and Program Evaluation. Is responsible for formulating and implementing the division’s short and long-range strategic plans. Consults with the Collections, Exhibitions and Programs Officer collaborates with senior library managers and other staff to frame appropriate plans for library operations, and to ensure efficient and timely implementation of programs. Assures that ambitious goals and appropriate policies, guidelines, and procedures are set in place to accomplish program
    2. Collection Development, Management, and Access. Incumbent is responsible for directing the acquisition, cataloguing, organization, and preservation of the Library’s collections on the history of art and related fields and is responsible for articulating the Library’s acquisitions, cataloging, security, and preservation policies and practices in support of research on art history and related fields.
    3. Development Initiatives. Plans and manages the Library’s fundraising initiatives, including corporate, foundation, and individual prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation. Seeks grant funds for special projects as required.
    4. Technology Initiatives. Initiates and develops digital strategies to further the DL mission and to improve library services for the user community.
    5. Financial Management. The incumbent makes annual recommendations to the Collections, Exhibitions and Programs Officer and Treasurer on the federal and private operating budgets for the division and on the allocation of space, time, staff, and equipment.
    6. Personnel Management. Incumbent ensures the proper management of the PL staff, which is comprised of thirty-nine employees, including three managers overseeing Administration and Technical Services, Reader Services, and Library Image Collections, respectively, and their staffs of librarians, cataloguers, technicians, museum specialists, information technology specialists, administrative and clerical assistants, student aides, and volunteers.
    7. Communications, Customer Service, Collegiality, and Public Contact. Represents the Library and its resources to a variety of constituencies, both internal and external.
    8. Performs other related duties as assigned. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1410 Librarian

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