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Job Posting: Librarian (Reference), National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Job Overview
Summary

This announcement has an APPLICATION LIMIT of 200 applications. Therefore applicants should apply as soon as possible. If the 200 application limit is not met previously, the Job Announcement will close at 11:59 pm EST on Friday, December 23, 2016. Applicants NEED to ensure they provide ALL supporting documentation at the time they apply to the vacancy announcement.

This position is within the staff of the Deputy Director (DD) in the Library Reader Services Department (DLR) of the National Gallery of Art (NGA). The purpose of this position is to provide a wide variety of highly specialized reference and reader services to NGA curatorial and administrative staff, CASVA staff and fellows, and organizations and individuals outside the Gallery.

This position is also being advertised under job announcement NGA-17-23A to all U.S. citizens and nationals under competitive examining procedures. Persons wishing to be considered under both announcements must apply separately to each.

Duties
The incumbent:

  • Assists Gallery staff, CASVA fellows, and outside readers in the use of the Library’s full range of resources and services available on-site which includes the Library ‘s online public access catalog, the Gallery’s collection management system, and others within and outside the Gallery’s internal network.
  • Answers reference questions received in person, by telephone, regular mail, electronic mail, and other online communications channels.
  • Discusses research needs with potential outside readers, explains and interprets policies governing library use, and refers readers to other libraries when appropriate.
  • Registers outside readers and informs them of library procedures and facilities.
  • Determines qualifications for library passes and issues them to accepted applicants.
  • Performs literature searches in the Library’s collections and specialized online resources.
  • Performs bibliographic checking in printed and online library catalogs as directed.
  • Assists in the preparation of instructional materials (such as orientation folders, finding aids, guides, and bibliographies) and in the development of a variety of bibliographic instruction programs on use of library resources.
  • Maintains and improves knowledge of printed and online resources in the arts and humanities fields.
  • Participates in the development of the reference collection by identifying, evaluating, and recommending print and online resources for purchase or subscription.
  • In conjunction with library and Gallery IT staff, develops, coordinates, and implements outreach programs for the general public on aspects of the library ‘s collections and resources.

Key Requirements

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1410-9. This requires at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Master’s degree in library science which has been supplemented by coursework in both art history and Western European languages such as Italian, French, Dutch, German, and/or Spanish. Specialized experience is defined as responsibility for providing reference services within a research environment which required knowledge of art history and Western European languages such as Italian, French, Dutch, German, and/or Spanish to perform work assignments. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.

Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS résumés the possession of this specialized experience. If their résumés do not include such specialized experience, they will be ineligible for this position.

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. Candidates should ensure their résumé and submitted materials clearly demonstrate possession of these factors to receive maximum employment consideration.

  • Knowledge of bibliographic searching methods, including obscure materials and foreign language publications, often from incomplete or inaccurate citations.
  • Knowledge of the literature of art history and humanities, particularly sources of information, bibliographic tools, reference works, and specialized subject collections.
  • Knowledge of the content and search methodology of highly specialized online bibliographic, periodical, image, and full-text databases.
  • Reading knowledge of at least two Western European languages, (preferably Italian and French) and familiarity with art historical and bibliographic terminology in the remaining major European languages.
  • Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered “well qualified” you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?

Although this position does not have a positive education requirement, you may submit copies of your transcripts or a course listing. You must provide documentation supporting your education claims.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

Application deadline: Friday, December 23, 2016 (or at 200 applications)

Full post: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458951300

Job Post: Assistant Photo Librarian, American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library and Archives, College Park, MD

Job Description:

The Niels Bohr Library & Archives, a special collection in the history of modern physics, astronomy, and allied sciences at the American Institute of Physics, seeks an Assistant Photo Librarian to be responsible for administering the print and digital photograph collections held in the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.  This position is responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, including access, preservation, copyright, and promotion of the photograph collection. Duties include acquisitions, cataloging, preservation, database maintenance, providing reference services, overseeing digitization and other related activities. The successful candidate will work to improve access to the photograph collections, supervise part-time assistants and student interns, and assist in the daily operations of the Niels Bohr Library as needed.

Qualifications:

MLS degree (ALA approved) and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required, as well as knowledge of best practices concerning digital collections (not limited to visual materials).  Experience/familiarity with Drupal or other content management systems, copyright research, metadata and cataloging standards for visual materials is preferred.  Must be able to lift 40-pound boxes of library materials. Knowledge of science is not required.

Contact:

If you are qualified for this position, please send your resume with cover letter to AIP Human Resources at aiphr@aip.org.

For the full posting please see: https://www.aip.org/aip/jobs/assistant-photo-librarian

Job Post: Librarian (Cataloguer), Moving Image Section, Library of Congress National Audio/Video Conservation Centre, Culpeper, VA

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/434460300/

The Librarian (Cataloger) position reports to the Processing Unit Head, Moving Image Section, MBRS Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services. The MBRS Division is responsible for the acquisition, processing, preservation, duplication and reference servicing of the moving image and sound recording collections of the Library of Congress. Content contained on a variety of moving image and sound recording formats and in a number of different languages is cataloged, including associated documentation pertaining to or describing the collections.

The incumbent catalogs a variety of difficult material sometimes requiring specialized knowledge. Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for a variety of moving image materials. Resolves problems promptly and independently, involving the supervisor on only the most difficult problems and assists in ensuring that records are compatible with appropriate national and international standards. The incumbent trains and reviews the work of technicians, temporary staff, interns, and catalogers functioning at lower levels of proficiency in the cataloging and processing duties assigned them.

This position is located in the Processing Unit, Moving Image Section, MBRS Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 337471.

Job Post: National Gallery of Art Summer Internships, Washington, DC

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/opportunities/interns-and-fellows/graduate/summer.html.html

2016 Summer Internships

Since 1964 the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Nine-week summer internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head. Biweekly museum seminars introduce interns to the broad spectrum of museum work, and to Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions.

Eligibility

Eligibility varies according to internship. A few are geared to undergraduates completing their degrees in May and June 2016, but most are for currently enrolled graduate students of all levels and those graduating in May or June 2016 with a relevant degree (such as MA, MBA, MFA, M Arch, M Ed, JD, or MLS). Please check prerequisites carefully. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program.

Terms

Summer interns will be in residence at the Gallery from June 6 to August 5, 2016. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes. Interns, using an authorized public transportation method, will receive an employer-provided fare subsidy to apply toward their monthly transit costs.

Job Posting: Museum Specialist (Art), Photo Archives, Research and Scholars Center of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/406517900

DUTIES:

  • Develops and implements policies and procedures for acquiring and maintaining study photographs and special collections materials.
  • Oversees processing, collection care and preservation activities.
  • Conducts research to verify historical information, attributions and provenance.
  • Performs original descriptive cataloging and creates finding aids for the archival holdings and enters information into automated databases.
  • Manages digitization program for the archives.
  • Oversees reference activities and helps publicize the collections.
  • Coordinates rights and reproduction queries for the archives.