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Posted: 06/24/2010

Library of Congress
Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate

The Library of Congress Preservation Directorate cares for and preserves the 144 milliong colllections items of the Library of Congress.

Librarian (Education and Training)
Professional Opportunity
Washington , DC


Maintains liaison or communicates with library patrons, supervisors, library staff, other national libraries, library and information networks, information centers, experts in government agencies, associations, the private sector, the general public and/or research groups. Motivates clientele to fully utilize preservation programs and services.

Supports the Preservation Directorate training program by assisting in the implementation of prepared training courses and materials. Implements course plans while presenting classroom instruction. Prepares instructional guides, information packets, and other resource materials.


Analyzes, evaluates, organizes, and disseminates preservation information and materials in various media for quality, content, and effectiveness.

Prepares written documents, including reports, articles, and formal correspondence through 'Ask a Librarian' queries using Question Point scripts and other means of inquiry relating to preservation. Performs various writing and editing duties for a variety of documents and reports.


Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Ability to plan and carry out preservation training and outreach programs. **

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of preservation and library science. **

Ability to analyze and organize information and materials.

Ability to provide consultation, liaison, and tour planning, scheduling, and coordinating duties. **

Ability to perform writing and editing duties.

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How to apply
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this vacancy, applicants may apply online at www.loc.gov or submit a completed applicant job kit. Online applicants must complete all mandatory sections of the online application form. In order to use the online application system, applicants must use a computer that is equipped with either Netscape 4.7 or Internet Explorer 5.0, or higher. Attempting to complete the online application with an incompatible browser could result in the inability to submit a complete application. Job kit applicants must submit a completed application using the job kit scannable form AND an OF-612 or a Federal Style resume. A facsimile of the scannable form cannot be accepted nor will hard copy applications be accepted without a completed scannable form. You can request a copy of the job kit, which includes the scannable form, by contacting the Library of Congress Customer Service Center at the address below. If you experience technical difficulties with the online system or need any additional information, please contact a Human Resources Assistant at the number listed below or at jobhelp@loc.gov. Library of Congress Customer Service Center 101 Independence Avenue, SE, LM-107 Washington, D.C., 20540-2700 (202)-707-5627 Please be advised that due to security concerns on Capitol Hill, mail delivery from the United States Postal Service is experiencing significant delays. As a result, you are strongly encouraged to apply online. If you choose to submit a hard-copy application, we recommend that you send it via Fed-Ex or United Parcel Service (UPS) and that you allow at least 72 hours for delivery, even for overnight packages. You also have the option of hand delivery of your application, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., to the Library of Congress Customer Service Center. Contact Information: Customer Services Center 202-707-5627 JOBHELP@LOC.GOV
Phone: (270) 707-5627
Library of Congress Customer Service Center
101 Independence Avenue, SE, LM-107
Washington, DC 20540

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