Posting: Library of Congress on Pakistan, Bangladesh, and South Asian Islam
Allen W Thrasher
athr at LOC.GOV
Thu Jun 12 00:38:38 UTC 2003
The following position, for a reference librarian dealing with Pakistan,
Bangladesh, and the Islamic culture of South Asia, has been posted and
will close on July 11. If further information is needed, please contact
the addresses below, not the poster (Allen Thrasher) or forwarder.
This announcement may be forwarded.
Library of Congress
Vacancy AnnouncementUSAJOBS Control No. TX7743 FC
http://www.USAJOBS.opm.gov, the U. S. Government's official source of
job information, provides this information to the public at no cost.
Agency Name: Library of Congress
Vacancy Announcement Number: 030130
Apply Online: http://www.avuedigitalservices.com/loc/applicant.html
Opening Date: 06/10/2003
Closing Date: 07/11/2003
Area of Consideration: US citizens - non-citizens, providing that
immigration law and other legal requirements are met.
Position Title, Series, Grade: Librarian, GS-1410-09
Promotion Potential: 13
Salary: $40,044.00 - $52,058.00 Annual
Duty Location(s): Washington, DC
Work Schedule: Full Time
Time Limit: Permanent - No time limit
Notes: This position requires a reading and speaking knowledge of Urdu.
The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States
is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such,
positions are in the excepted service.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.
This position is located in the Asian Division, Area Studies Collections
Directorate, Library Services.
Number of Vacancies: One
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The incumbent of this position will work a fixed (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
schedule. Some weekend or evening work assignments may be required.
The position description number for this position is 12535.
RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE PERSONS SELECTED UNDER
The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of
vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.
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Reviews a variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of
items for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas
subject or geographic responsibility. Assists senior reference staff in
determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Assists
developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation, and
service of materials. Orients users and explains procedures and
regulations governing use and handling of materials in the collection.
Provides reference and instructional services for individual
researchers and groups. Determines needs from client interviews in
over the telephone, or from written requests. Provides in-person and
telephone reference service in a reading room.
Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of
responsibility. Provides guidance and access to information resources,
both inside the library and beyond the library, through databases,
telecommunications networks, and cooperative arrangements. Answers
questions directly, or guides patrons to resources.
Coordinates the acquisition of items through the appropriate purchasing
channels. Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are
appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type
of acquisition. Provides proper purchasing information and correct
bibliographic identification to dealers, subscription agents, vendors,
overseas offices, exchange partners, etc. Reviews and approves invoices
for payment for all formats of material.
Prepares research guides and finding aids on topics of client interest.
Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials.
Identifies foreign and international print and electronic resources in a
field of specialty to address user needs. Prepares and updates standard
guides to specialized collections and resources.
EVALUATION OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and
sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level
of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties
the position without more than normal supervision.:
Ability to communicate effectively.
Knowledge of the nations and cultures of South Asia.
Knowledge of research materials and collections required for the study
Pakistan, Bangladesh, and the Islamic culture of South Asia
Ability to provide reference or information services.
Knowledge of information technology.
Ability to communicate in Urdu and English.
BASIS OF RATING:
You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as
evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative
this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and
abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.
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