Network Bulletin No.: 05-12
Date: March 11, 2005
Subject: Staff, network
Index term: Vacancy Washington, D.C.
NLS has been asked to publicize the attached vacancy announcement for a librarian in the
Adaptive Services Division of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C.
For further information contact:
Carolyn Hoover Sung
Chief, Network Division
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DC PUBLIC LIBRARY
Position Vacancy Announcement
ANNOUNCEMENT NO: 05-14
OPENING/CLOSING DATE: 3/04/05 Open Until Filled
(First interview date after 3/18/05)
POSITION TITLE: Librarian
SALARY: DS-9 $37,903.00 - $48,811.00
DS-11 $45,670.00 - $58,882.00
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Unlimited
Adaptive Services Division
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, N. W.
Washington, D. C. 20001
Monday through Friday
8:45 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
FUNCTIONS: Under the supervision of the Head, Adaptive Services Division, the
incumbent provides special format reading materials including Braille books, Talking
Books, and emerging technology formats (such as the upcoming NLS Digital Talking
Book, and Web Braille); provides reader advisory and reference service to readers and
to persons interested in the NLS Talking Books Program, and about visual and physical
disabilities. Makes referrals to relevant outside agencies, as needed. Plans strategies to
publicize the program, and organizes ongoing outreach efforts to interested and/or
underserved populations. Works with neighborhood library managers to provide
demonstration collections to increase public awareness throughout the City. Establishes
networking relationships with other NLS Regional Libraries, NLS Staff, and with librarians
in professional associations working in the field of services to persons with disabilities.
Compiles bibliographies and other finding aids to assist the readership to find reading
materials of interest. Maintains confidential reader records in accurate and current status
both in READS (the NLS Reader Enrollment And Delivery Service file) and in paper files,
with proper certification of eligibility and signatures kept in the paper files. Works with
readers by telephone, by email, and in-person. Keeps up with the field by attending
appropriate workshops, seminars and other employee training and by keeping abreast of
the literature in the field. In the absence of the head of the division may oversee the day-
to-day operations of the unit. Performs other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: DS-9: A Master's Degree in Library Science is required. DS-11: A
minimum of one year's experience at the DS-9 level in the 1410 Librarian series or
equivalent experience. All applicants must present a combination of experience,
education, skills, self-development, and expertise that demonstrates the capacity to
perform the duties of the position.
RANKING FACTORS: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation
process. All applicants __MUST__ respond to the ranking factors __ON A SEPARATE
SHEET OF PAPER. PLEASE SEND AS AN ATTACHMENT TO YOUR
APPLICATION__Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from
your experience that show evidence of the level at which you meet the ranking factors
that have been determined to be of importance for the position for which you are
applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside
activities, etc., that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge,
skills, and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to
the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge.
__FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS MAY ELIMINATE YOU
KSA #1: Full professional knowledge of the wide range of theories, objectives, principles,
and techniques of librarianship, especially related to adaptive services.
KSA #2 Thorough knowledge of the LC/NLS Talking Books Program and their Braille
and recorded readings materials.
KSA #3: Professional knowledge of electronic resources available through the Internet,
and other databases, including emerging technologies.
KSA #4: Ability to work and communicate effectively with internal and external
customers including ability to communicate effectively at all levels orally and in writing.
TO APPLY: Submit D.C. Government Employment Application Form and resume to the
Human Resources Department, Room 423, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library,
901 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. Staff members submit PL-424.
RESIDENCY: Effective 3/1/89, the Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C.
Law 7-203 is in force. __NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION:__ In accordance with
the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Code section 2-1401.01 et seq.,
(Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion,
national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, familial
status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, disability, source of
income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex
discrimination, which is also prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act
will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
BARGAINING UNIT: APPLICABLE X NOT APPLICABLE ___
ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEE: APPLICABLE NOT APPLICABLE X_