Attached is the vacancy announcement for a current opening for head of
the Dag Hammarskjold Library at the UN in NYC.  In case you cannot open
the attachment, I have pasted a [badly-formatted] copy below.   -Susan

             Head Librarian, D-1

                                      13 January 2003
                       DATE OF ISSUANCE:
                                      14 November 2002
                    ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:
                                      Department of Public Information
                          DUTY STATION:
                                      New York
                                      02-IMA-DPI-300690-R-NEW YORK

     Depending on professional background, experience and family
situation, a
     competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. More

            United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism,
Respect for Diversity

     Under the direction of the Director, Library and Information
Resources Division, the
     post is responsible to implement policies as they apply to the
Library; ensure the
     effective management of the Library; improve and extend
bibliographic, information
     and reference services rendered to users; coordinate activities
with the UN Library
     in Geneva and other libraries in the UN system; in cooperation
with the Publications
     Board, provide for effective functioning of the network of UN
depository libraries.

     Core Competencies
     Communication, planning and organizing, client orientation and
     awareness; policy formulation; leadership, managing performance,
     judgement/decision making.


     Advanced university degree in library, information science or
international relations.

     Work Experience
     Extensive progressively reponsible experience in information
management including
     policy formulation and implementation at the national or
international level.

     Fluency in written and spoken English required; knowledge of
another official UN
     language desirable.

     Other Desirable Skills
     Extensive knowledge of all library operations and procedures
including application
     of computer techniques and the integration of automation to
Library functions and
     services. Highly skilled in management and personnel relations.

     The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility
of men and
     women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of
equality in its
     principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations -
Chapter 3,
     article 8).  English and French are the working languages of the
United Nations
     Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking


     How to apply

     There are two ways you can apply to vacancies available at the
     Nations Human Resources Site.

       1.Online - If you consider applying for the United Nations
online now or in the
          future you have to register with us.
       2.Offline - fax or mail paper application.

       1.All internal and external applicants are strongly encouraged
to apply online as
          early as possible after the vacancy has been posted, and well
before the
          deadline. All online applications will be acknowledged
immediately, if an
          email address is provided.
       2.To start the online application process, applicants will be
required to register
          by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a
User. Fill in
          the form and choose a User Name and Password.
       3.After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies
using the
          Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has
been completed
          for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future
applications. The
          PHP may be modified as necessary for future applications.
       4.In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with
an asterisk
          must be completed.
       5.For UN staff members, after submission of an application, they
will receive
          an email reminding them to provide copies of their last two
          Appraisal System evaluations to the appropriate office. These
copies may be
          submitted by email, fax or regular mail with a clear
indication of the vacancy
          announcement number.
       6.Once an application has been submitted, it will be transmitted
to the
          appropriate office for review.

       1.If applicants cannot submit an application online, they may
send paper
          applications to the address, email or fax number indicated
below before the

          Staffing Support Section
          Office of Human Resources Management
          United Nations
          New York 10017, United States of America
          Fax: 1-212-963 3134, 1-212-963 9560
          E-mail: [log in to unmask]

          Applications must be submitted using the United Nations
Personal History
          form (P-11)

          The applications should indicate the vacancy announcement
number on the
          application and on the envelope, email or fax.
       2.Applicants may wish to retain copies of their completed P-11
form for use
          for future applications.
       3.Due to the volume of applications received, receipt of offline
          applications cannot be acknowledged individually.
       4.UN staff members must attach copies of their last two
          Appraisal System evaluations to their applications.

Susan M. Tarr, Executive Director
Federal Library and Information Center Committee
The Library of Congress
Washington, DC  20540-4935
Tel. 202-707-4800/01  Fax 202-707-4818
Email:  [log in to unmask]