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    Summary

    This position is located in the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Taylor Street Annex, 1291 Taylor St. NW, Washington DC, 20542.

    The position description number for this position is 373568.

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

    The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

    This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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    Responsibilities

    Performs complex comparative analytical studies in support of NLS mission. Researches and recommends data collection policies, standardized data structure and protocols, and data collection methodologies, including development of complex data-gathering techniques to capture historically difficult to quantify, complex and obscure data and trends; and assists NLS staff and contractors in designing and implementing data systems to gather and analyze such data.

    Identifies and utilizes efficient methods, best practices, analysis techniques, and tools to capture relevant data relating to NLS and network library practices and to forecast underlying patterns and trends that include evolving technologies and usage by NLS patrons and network libraries; evolving industry publishing and dissemination standards and trends; and relevant disability related issues. Using data collection expertise, acquires primary and secondary data from existing internal and/or external sources, including national libraries and large research information centers. Determines and recommends alternative data collection approaches to ensure efficient and effective data capture and analysis. Develops, implements, and manages data collection systems and complex strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality. Leads and oversees the development and maintenance of databases and data systems necessary for ongoing data acquisition and analysis. Performs or guides others in data entry tasks when needed or required.

    Using data-based analysis methods, assesses program effectiveness of complex operational processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues affecting critical aspects of the major programs of NLS and its network libraries. The scope of the assessments may encompass large portions or the entirety of NLS’s programs, or they may be limited to narrow aspects of same.

    Participates in strategies for implementing and tracking the priorities and objectives of NLS. Communicates to the NLS Director and other NLS managers when adjustments or changes in objectives or shifts in priorities have occurred. As an expert in data analysis, designs, recommends and develops data-based assessment plans and/or research methodologies that include guidance on the data to be collected and analyzed and the performance targets to be met. Establishes, plans, and directs the NLS data strategy program that includes patron, network library, product, and service data analysis to meet the needs of NLS in the future.

    Consults with all levels of management and staff inside and outside NLS. Works closely with the NLS Director, NLS managers and staff to ensure concerns are met. Conducts briefings and presentations to managers and staff inside and outside the Library regarding NLS data matters.

    Serves on committees, task forces, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for projects or tasks involving statistics, cost data, or workflow analysis related to NLS work. Independently creates the NLS data strategy program to identify the needs of the current and future-state NLS. Independently drafts memos,  correspondence, reports, presentation materials and other complex analytical documents that include narrative text, graphs, charts, tables, and other visual representations of data and analysis. Coordinates with or leads others to integrate statistical analysis and findings into reports and other public presentation documents.

    Provides advice and assistance to NLS management in identifying the kinds and types of data, measures, and outcomes needed to produce plans in accord with the Library of Congress strategic goals, targets, and priorities. Ensures the strategic objectives conform to measurement standards and provides assistance to NLS management in the preparation of the risk assessments and mediation plans, corrective action plans and related reports.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

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