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    This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control. 

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    This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

    The position description number for this position is 128316.

    This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position. 

    The incumbent for this position will work a full-time flexitime schedule. 

    Position Duties:

    Follows well-established procedures and specific instructions from the supervisor, and uses a variety of interrelated steps and procedures, to order and process different types of library materials from different acquisition sources.

    Performs rudimentary searches of reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases.

    Receives, inspects, and processes library material in all formats received from copyright.

    Processes cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records.

    Records receipts for specific types of serials, such as inkprint periodicals, on the appropriate entry in online or manual files. Learns to check in serials in other formats (e.g., bound volumes, microforms, CD¬ROMs).

    Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Using large bibliographic databases, receives and sorts materials into bound and unbound categories. Checks in materials. Prepares materials for digital conversion or binding. Attaches call numbers. Disposes of items not considered useful for library programs.

    Orients and provides information to patrons about specialized programs, reader registration procedures, physical layout, and directions to other library locations. Answers routine directional questions.

    Searches and retrieves items from collections that are needed by patrons. Organizes data into a catalog record as prescribed by the appropriate rules for varying levels of cataloging and inputs the data online. Inputs data, such as completed call number and the technician's charge online. Proofs records to ensure the correct tag sequence order.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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