Job Posting: Library Technician, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

The mission of the National Gallery of Art is to serve the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.

This position is located on the staff of the Deputy Director (DD), in the Interlibrary Loan office of the Library’s Reader Services Department (DLR). The primary purpose of the position is to process interlibrary loan (ILL) requests to and from the NGA Library.

Duties

The incumbent locates, creates, and maintains bibliographic information: Processes interlibrary loan requests from other libraries. Reviews incoming ILL requests received online (via bibliographic networks and ILLIAD) and in print (via standard American Library Association [ALA] form); confirms suitability of Library materials for lending; updates online records for those requests that cannot be filled by the NGA Library. Retrieves materials to be loaned from the stacks and prepares circulation information. Prepares shipments of materials to be loaned and updates online records. Prepares appropriate shipment forms for materials to be loaned and obtains authorized signatures; delivers outgoing materials to the mail room. Records shipments in the FedEx ledger. Checks Library receiving room and mail station for incoming materials.

Processes interlibrary loan requests to other libraries: Verifies bibliographic information and holdings and prepares requests using the ILLIAD ILL system. Checks Library receiving room and mail station for materials sent by lenders; receives borrowed materials and notifies requestor of their availability, terms of loan, and due date. Prepares shipments of materials to be returned to lenders and updates online records. Prepares appropriate shipment forms for materials to be returned and obtains authorized signatures; delivers outgoing materials to the mail room. Records shipments in the FedEx ledger, and files documented shipping forms. Prepares print and digital reproductions of library materials that are deemed unsuitable for lending (these include rare books, fragile materials and ephemera); prepares reproductions of library materials to support research by Gallery staff and library users. Monitors status of outstanding requests and assists with procedures to ensure the timely return of loaned and borrowed materials. Compiles monthly statistics for ILL activities and other special reports as requested. Maintains paper and electronic departmental files. Assists with other activities in the Reader Services section, including circulation and vertical files; transliterates and interprets bibliographic information in foreign languages to assist staff in locating library materials.

Qualifications

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1411-7.

For this position, specialized experience is at least one year of experience, equivalent in responsibility to the GS-6 level in the Federal service, OR 4 full years of education above the high school level. An equivalent combination of education and experience is fully qualifying and meets the minimum qualification requirements. Specialized experience is experience using local and international bibliographic networks such as Voyager, OCLC WorldCAT, to identify library holdings and familiarity with reader services operations in a research library.

Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS résumés the possession of this specialized experience. If their résumé does 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.

  • Knowledge of ALA procedures for all aspects of ILL work.
  • Ability to search international and local bibliographic databases using efficient and effective search strategies to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and transcribe detailed bibliographic information accurately.
  • Experience with using automated ILL systems such as ILLIAD.
  • Experience with using photocopying and optical scanning equipment.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system.
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language, preferably French, German, or Italian.
  • Ability to organize and maintain library records in an established system, and to keep accurate accounts.

Physical requirements: In addition to normal physical activity, the job may involve moving, lifting, packing and unpacking of heavy library materials. Retrieval and delivery of library materials takes place on seven Library floors.

The National Gallery of Art provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Deadline to Apply: August 12, 2016

Full post: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/446064800

Student Job Post: Library Technician, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, Ontario

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2016/library-technician-0

Library Technician (Summer Experience Program, 2016)

The Dundas Valley School of Art requires a Library Studies Student to undertake a review and re-cataloguing of the School’s library and archival holdings. These materials include books, journals, DVDs, photographs, legal and financial documents and other forms of historical records. The position would provide services to work to transfer all holdings to a Dewey-based catalogue system, along with a resource inventory and deaccessioning process.

This nine week position is funded through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.

Specific Duties
The Library Technician will be required to:
-Undertake a full inventory of the School’s library, including a full cross-referencing of the library database
-Identify any missing or lost books, journals, DVDs
-Complete a condition report on all library holdings (physical condition, suitability of materials, whether the materials are out-of-date)
-Revise all library coding/labelling to comply with the standards of the Dewey Decimal System to ensure universal searchability.
-Re-shelve library inventory to comply with the Dewey Decimal System
-Review all donations for books to be accessioned into the DVSA Library collection (new or replacement)
-Accession new additions to the collection
-Revise the database to include all new accessions
-Identify and price all donations that can be sold to students
-Review and recommend online web-based tool for users
-Train staff and library volunteers in all new processes, systems, and software

Archives:
-Identify all resources that are in storage that are a part of the DVSA Archives
-Determine a Retention policy for materials including procedures for accessioning materials to be retained
-Establish an Access-based database for all materials
-Identify all records that should be deaccessioned/demolished
-Confer with Dundas Museum and Archives re: donation of any de-accessioned materials they may wish to accession and oversee the transfer of such resources
-Contract third party vendor for document shredding
-Oversee destruction of out-of-date or non-essential historic documents
-Train staff and library volunteers in all new processes, systems, and software

Through the range of projects involved in updating the DVSA library and archival holdings, including the development of processes and procedures, the student will shift from theoretical understanding of library services to a fully practical working knowledge.

This will include:
-Project planning and management
-Record and holdings inventory
-Database management and updates
-Condition reporting on a range of materials: books, journals, magazines, photographs, DVDs, etc.
-Compliance requirements of transferring to the Dewey System from a fully non-compliant inventory of approximately 4000 books
-Valuation processes re: library materials
-Transfer of in-house database to an online resource
-De-accessioning processes and procedures including legal, ethical and financial implications of removing materials from the collection
-Best practices in knowledge transfer through the planning, development and delivery of library training to staff and volunteers.
-Networking

Qualifications:

Applicants should be currently registered in an Library/Information Sciences program, returning to continue their education in Fall of 2016.

Compensation:

$14/hr.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to info@dvsa.ca with Library Technician in the subject field. Applications should be received by 11:59 p.m. on May 8th to be considered.