Jobs for Medievalists

Administrative Librarian (Director, Special Collections Directorate)

Open & closing dates: 09/04/2018 to 10/04/2018
Service: Excepted
Pay scale & grade: SL 00
Salary: $126,148 to $189,600 per year
Appointment type: Permanent – Position
Work schedule: Full-Time – Flexitime.

Announcement number: VAR000519. Control number: 509530500


This position is located in the Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 373296.

This position has no promotion potential. The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

The position serves as the Director of the Special Collections Directorate. The Special Collections Directorate is responsible for the Library’s extensive collections of unique or rare, unpublished and published, resources in a variety of physical and digital formats, with significant specializations in areas such as manuscripts, oral history, photography and geographic information systems.

The Director works under the general direction and supervision of the Associate Librarian for Library Services (ALLS). The Director has responsibility over seven organizational units: Geography and Map Division; Manuscript Division; Music Division; Prints & Photographs Division; Rare Book and Special Collections Division; and the American Folklife Center, including the Veterans History Project. The Director is responsible for the overall effectiveness of the Directorate; the effectiveness of his/her communication and cooperation with other members of Library Services, the Library and outside organizations; the quality and extent of his/her participation on the service unit management team; and his/her effective leadership of subordinate managers, supervisors and staff in incorporating the Library’s priorities and values into their programs and activities.

The Director has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and critical agency programs or operations. Is primarily responsible for the direction and management of the Directorate and is charged with developing, building, and curating the digital and physical collections, stewardship and management of the collections, and sharing the collections by providing resources for researchers seeking to use the vast collections of the Library. Has responsibility for creating and managing metadata according to national standards for archival collections and for cartographic, music, and graphic materials. Has responsibility for researcher focused services, including multiple reading rooms, websites, and digitization; special collections access guidance, orientation, and instruction; and creating and participating in outreach programs through means, such as social media and special events.

Serves as the primary advisor to the ALLS on various programs and events of the Special Collections Directorate. Counsels senior management and officials at multiple levels of the Library of Congress; senior staff of the Directorate; and private sector clients and vendors on agency matters.

Works closely and provides guidance to the seven subordinate Directorate managers. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and problems.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, and members of the public.

Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with other service unit managers as well as other government agencies and other institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of the Library.

Establishes performance expectations for subordinate managers. Provides informal feedback and formally evaluates direct reports on organizational and individual performance. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.

Travel Required. Occasional travel – Incumbent may be required to travel for business purposes.

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